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2012 Draft Prep: Mixed League 5x5 auction

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After branching out for the American League and National League auctions, we kept our 5x5 mixed-league auction in house. So as you might expect, the 12 participants more or less went by the book.

No player went more than $11 over his (admittedly conservative) projected auction value, and the two who went most over -- Starlin Castro and Troy Tulowitzki -- just so happen to play the thinnest position in Fantasy. So if you came hoping to see a bunch of reaches, better luck next time. Nobody did anything to make anybody fall out of his chair.

Perhaps that's a good thing. After all, if this auction is meant to serve as an example to the masses, it should be as middle-of-the-road as possible. But the danger in an auction that follows the projected values so closely is it might give you a false sense of security. Not every auction -- particularly not every mixed-league auction -- has the highest player go for only $42. In leagues where everyone subscribes to the studs-and-duds approach, the first-round types might all go off the board in the $45-50 range, which will of course lead to dwindling dollars later in the auction, thereby creating value picks.

Even with this more conservative approach, a few bargains stand out. The winners of Andre Ethier and Melky Cabrera (both $5) benefited from the lack of money in circulation late in the auction, as did the winners of Ricky Romero ($10), Anibal Sanchez ($5) and Jeremy Hellickson ($4). Brian Wilson ($11) isn't really $6 better than Jose Valverde ($5) or $7 better than Joel Hanrahan ($4). And Billy Butler going for $7 after Eric Hosmer went for $23 is just wacky. Of course, Josh Hamilton at $12 stands out as well, but for a different reason. He was the first player nominated, when everyone was still rubbing the sleep out of their eyes.

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2012 AL-only Fantasy Auction Draft (sortable)
OrderPlayerPosPriceBid Won by
240Shaun Marcum, MILP$4Adam Aizer
236Justin Masterson, CLEP$3Adam Aizer
223Cameron Maybin, SDOF$6Adam Aizer
218Brandon Morrow, TORP$4Adam Aizer
198Joel Hanrahan, PITP$4Adam Aizer
195Lucas Duda, NYMOF$4Adam Aizer
182J.J. Putz, ARIP$6Adam Aizer
177Carlos Beltran, STLOF$5Adam Aizer
169Chris Perez, CLEP$3Adam Aizer
146Mark Buehrle, MIAP$5Adam Aizer
139Carlos Pena, TB1B$2Adam Aizer
127Elvis Andrus, TEXSS$13Adam Aizer
109Gio Gonzalez, WASP$12Adam Aizer
92Michael Morse, WAS1B$21Adam Aizer
84Adrian Beltre, TEX3B$22Adam Aizer
82Miguel Montero, ARIC$19Adam Aizer
74Marco Scutaro, COLSS$3Adam Aizer
65Matt Holliday, STLOF$21Adam Aizer
43Dan Uggla, ATL2B$17Adam Aizer
35Brian Matusz, BALP$3Adam Aizer
33Dee Gordon, LADSS$11Adam Aizer
23Mike Napoli, TEXC$21Adam Aizer
10Ryan Braun, MILOF$41Adam Aizer
252Max Scherzer, DETP$6Adam Moore
244Gavin Floyd, CHWP$1Adam Moore
233Ricky Nolasco, MIAP$1Adam Moore
228Josh Willingham, MINOF$2Adam Moore
222Pedro Alvarez, PIT3B$1Adam Moore
210Vernon Wells, LAAOF$3Adam Moore
186Yunel Escobar, TORSS$4Adam Moore
181Bruce Chen, KCP$2Adam Moore
158Henderson Alvarez, TORP$3Adam Moore
150Peter Bourjos, LAAOF$7Adam Moore
141Martin Prado, ATLOF$12Adam Moore
138Jemile Weeks, OAK2B$13Adam Moore
129Andrew Bailey, BOSP$10Adam Moore
93Mariano Rivera, NYYP$13Adam Moore
90Kurt Suzuki, OAKC$7Adam Moore
86Nelson Cruz, TEXOF$17Adam Moore
67Alex Rodriguez, NYY3B$17Adam Moore
66Neil Walker, PIT2B$9Adam Moore
44J.P. Arencibia, TORC$12Adam Moore
42Kevin Youkilis, BOS3B$18Adam Moore
40Jered Weaver, LAAP$26Adam Moore
11Roy Halladay, PHIP$35Adam Moore
4Miguel Cabrera, DET1B$40Adam Moore
275Edwin Encarnacion, TOR3B$1Al Melchior
272Alex Presley, PITOF$1Al Melchior
270Kenley Jansen, LADP$2Al Melchior
269Vance Worley, PHIP$1Al Melchior
265Alcides Escobar, KCSS$1Al Melchior
260Alejandro De Aza, CHWOF$1Al Melchior
255Huston Street, SDP$3Al Melchior
245Jonathon Niese, NYMP$1Al Melchior
178Jason Heyward, ATLOF$9Al Melchior
175Alexei Ramirez, CHWSS$3Al Melchior
134Trevor Cahill, ARIP$6Al Melchior
119Devin Mesoraco, CINC$5Al Melchior
114Ryan Howard, PHI1B$11Al Melchior
113John Axford, MILP$15Al Melchior
106Shane Victorino, PHIOF$21Al Melchior
104Josh Beckett, BOSP$14Al Melchior
95David Freese, STL3B$6Al Melchior
78Zack Greinke, MILP$23Al Melchior
75Mat Latos, CINP$18Al Melchior
51Alex Avila, DETC$21Al Melchior
36Ben Zobrist, TB2B$22Al Melchior
6Jose Bautista, TOROF$41Al Melchior
2Matt Kemp, LADOF$34Al Melchior
259Justin Smoak, SEA1B$1Dave Richard
243Chris Sale, CHWP$1Dave Richard
232Tim Stauffer, SDP$1Dave Richard
221Chad Billingsley, LADP$1Dave Richard
197A.J. Pierzynski, CHWC$1Dave Richard
188Jose Valverde, DETP$5Dave Richard
174Clay Buchholz, BOSP$6Dave Richard
172Ervin Santana, LAAP$10Dave Richard
170Drew Stubbs, CINOF$9Dave Richard
164Austin Jackson, DETOF$9Dave Richard
153Matt Joyce, TBOF$8Dave Richard
143Jed Lowrie, HOUSS$2Dave Richard
142Adam Jones, BALOF$11Dave Richard
135Corey Hart, MILOF$14Dave Richard
116Chase Utley, PHI2B$12Dave Richard
111Brandon Beachy, ATLP$9Dave Richard
63Cole Hamels, PHIP$25Dave Richard
60Mark Teixeira, NYY1B$29Dave Richard
52Ryan Zimmerman, WAS3B$23Dave Richard
47Bryce Harper, WASOF$2Dave Richard
37Jose Reyes, MIASS$28Dave Richard
19Felix Hernandez, SEAP$26Dave Richard
12Carlos Santana, CLEC$27Dave Richard
263Ben Revere, MINOF$2Ed Gauna
256Omar Infante, MIA2B$1Ed Gauna
248Alex Rios, CHWOF$2Ed Gauna
239Torii Hunter, LAAOF$2Ed Gauna
193Angel Pagan, SFOF$5Ed Gauna
189Carlos Marmol, CHCP$2Ed Gauna
176Matt Garza, CHCP$10Ed Gauna
173Sergio Santos, TORP$5Ed Gauna
165Danny Espinosa, WAS2B$5Ed Gauna
160Jimmy Rollins, PHISS$10Ed Gauna
136Tommy Hanson, ATLP$11Ed Gauna
133Adam Wainwright, STLP$15Ed Gauna
110John Danks, CHWP$4Ed Gauna
87Pablo Sandoval, SF3B$18Ed Gauna
76Michael Young, TEX3B$19Ed Gauna
72David Wright, NYM3B$29Ed Gauna
64Ian Kennedy, ARIP$20Ed Gauna
61James Shields, TBP$22Ed Gauna
55Matt Wieters, BALC$17Ed Gauna
50Lance Berkman, STLOF$16Ed Gauna
49Nick Markakis, BALOF$15Ed Gauna
38Brian McCann, ATLC$22Ed Gauna
13Joe Nathan, TEXP$8Ed Gauna
238John Buck, MIAC$1Jamey Eisenberg
234Daniel Murphy, NYM1B$4Jamey Eisenberg
227Jason Kipnis, CLE2B$3Jamey Eisenberg
224Matt Capps, MINP$4Jamey Eisenberg
220Wandy Rodriguez, HOUP$3Jamey Eisenberg
209Doug Fister, DETP$3Jamey Eisenberg
196Anibal Sanchez, MIAP$5Jamey Eisenberg
192Derek Holland, TEXP$4Jamey Eisenberg
180Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOSC$1Jamey Eisenberg
163Mat Gamel, MIL3B$5Jamey Eisenberg
149Brett Gardner, NYYOF$13Jamey Eisenberg
148Drew Storen, WASP$10Jamey Eisenberg
144Madison Bumgarner, SFP$16Jamey Eisenberg
132Mike Moustakas, KC3B$4Jamey Eisenberg
120Jay Bruce, CINOF$19Jamey Eisenberg
118Carl Crawford, BOSOF$14Jamey Eisenberg
108Yoenis Cespedes, OAKOF$3Jamey Eisenberg
96B.J. Upton, TBOF$15Jamey Eisenberg
88David Price, TBP$22Jamey Eisenberg
79Yovani Gallardo, MILP$22Jamey Eisenberg
73Emilio Bonifacio, MIASS$16Jamey Eisenberg
24Curtis Granderson, NYYOF$32Jamey Eisenberg
16Joey Votto, CIN1B$31Jamey Eisenberg
237Mike Trout, LAAOF$3Jeff Lippman
226Johnny Cueto, CINP$3Jeff Lippman
215Adam Lind, TOR1B$4Jeff Lippman
213Kyle Farnsworth, TBP$3Jeff Lippman
211Jason Motte, STLP$6Jeff Lippman
203Jason Kubel, ARIOF$1Jeff Lippman
184Billy Butler, KCDH$7Jeff Lippman
179Brandon Belt, SFOF$3Jeff Lippman
167Jonathan Lucroy, MILC$3Jeff Lippman
156Kelly Johnson, TOR2B$8Jeff Lippman
131Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE3B$1Jeff Lippman
124Jordan Zimmermann, WASP$11Jeff Lippman
115Salvador Perez, KCC$4Jeff Lippman
107Jake Arrieta, BALP$1Jeff Lippman
102Yu Darvish, TEXP$16Jeff Lippman
71Stephen Strasburg, WASP$20Jeff Lippman
68Mike Stanton, MIAOF$22Jeff Lippman
54Dustin Ackley, SEA2B$10Jeff Lippman
46Starlin Castro, CHCSS$26Jeff Lippman
31Tim Lincecum, SFP$26Jeff Lippman
17Clayton Kershaw, LADP$33Jeff Lippman
14Hunter Pence, PHIOF$19Jeff Lippman
5Adrian Gonzalez, BOS1B$30Jeff Lippman
258Brennan Boesch, DETOF$2Jeff Tobin
257Ryan Raburn, DETOF$1Jeff Tobin
253Brandon McCarthy, OAKP$2Jeff Tobin
249Dayan Viciedo, CHWOF$1Jeff Tobin
241Bud Norris, HOUP$1Jeff Tobin
235Tim Hudson, ATLP$2Jeff Tobin
230Paul Goldschmidt, ARI1B$3Jeff Tobin
205Yonder Alonso, SDOF$3Jeff Tobin
194Jair Jurrjens, ATLP$3Jeff Tobin
171Jaime Garcia, STLP$5Jeff Tobin
161Yadier Molina, STLC$6Jeff Tobin
126Ichiro Suzuki, SEAOF$13Jeff Tobin
122Mike Minor, ATLP$5Jeff Tobin
99Michael Pineda, NYYP$16Jeff Tobin
89Mark Reynolds, BAL3B$10Jeff Tobin
85Derek Jeter, NYYSS$9Jeff Tobin
59Matt Moore, TBP$17Jeff Tobin
58Joe Mauer, MINC$18Jeff Tobin
48Andrew McCutchen, PITOF$25Jeff Tobin
39Justin Upton, ARIOF$28Jeff Tobin
30Ian Kinsler, TEX2B$29Jeff Tobin
25Craig Kimbrel, ATLP$20Jeff Tobin
3Albert Pujols, LAA1B$38Jeff Tobin
212Erick Aybar, LAASS$11Kevin Goodwin
206Jeremy Hellickson, TBP$4Kevin Goodwin
200Nick Swisher, NYYOF$3Kevin Goodwin
191Lorenzo Cain, KCOF$4Kevin Goodwin
190Jeff Francoeur, KCOF$7Kevin Goodwin
157Heath Bell, MIAP$13Kevin Goodwin
154Daniel Hudson, ARIP$13Kevin Goodwin
152Ryan Madson, CINP$10Kevin Goodwin
147David Ortiz, BOSDH$10Kevin Goodwin
128Ubaldo Jimenez, CLEP$9Kevin Goodwin
121Dan Haren, LAAP$22Kevin Goodwin
117Ryan Roberts, ARI3B$9Kevin Goodwin
98Freddie Freeman, ATL1B$6Kevin Goodwin
94Russell Martin, NYYC$12Kevin Goodwin
91Chris Young, ARIOF$14Kevin Goodwin
83Chris Iannetta, LAAC$3Kevin Goodwin
80Jordan Walden, LAAP$7Kevin Goodwin
56Carlos Lee, HOUOF$3Kevin Goodwin
32Ivan Nova, NYYP$3Kevin Goodwin
29Rickie Weeks, MIL2B$13Kevin Goodwin
28CC Sabathia, NYYP$27Kevin Goodwin
26J.J. Hardy, BALSS$5Kevin Goodwin
22Prince Fielder, DET1B$33Kevin Goodwin
274Adam Dunn, CHW1B$1Michael Hurcomb
268Javy Guerra, LADP$1Michael Hurcomb
264Nick Hundley, SDC$1Michael Hurcomb
251Justin Morneau, MIN1B$2Michael Hurcomb
250Ryan Dempster, CHCP$1Michael Hurcomb
242Frank Francisco, NYMP$1Michael Hurcomb
231Jhoulys Chacin, COLP$1Michael Hurcomb
219Ike Davis, NYM1B$8Michael Hurcomb
216Rafael Betancourt, COLP$4Michael Hurcomb
214Logan Morrison, MIAOF$6Michael Hurcomb
202Geovany Soto, CHCC$4Michael Hurcomb
199Brian Wilson, SFP$11Michael Hurcomb
187Ricky Romero, TORP$10Michael Hurcomb
183Jhonny Peralta, DETSS$8Michael Hurcomb
125Brandon Phillips, CIN2B$12Michael Hurcomb
123Matt Cain, SFP$17Michael Hurcomb
112Shin-Soo Choo, CLEOF$23Michael Hurcomb
101Aramis Ramirez, MIL3B$13Michael Hurcomb
100Jon Lester, BOSP$18Michael Hurcomb
53Carlos Gonzalez, COLOF$35Michael Hurcomb
45Desmond Jennings, TBOF$20Michael Hurcomb
20Hanley Ramirez, MIASS$29Michael Hurcomb
18Jacoby Ellsbury, BOSOF$34Michael Hurcomb
267Matt Thornton, CHWP$1Peter Madden
262Jim Johnson, BALP$1Peter Madden
247Jeff Niemann, TBP$1Peter Madden
225Neftali Feliz, TEXP$3Peter Madden
217Delmon Young, DETOF$5Peter Madden
208Andre Ethier, LADOF$5Peter Madden
207Chase Headley, SD3B$3Peter Madden
204Joakim Soria, KCP$6Peter Madden
166Aaron Hill, ARI2B$3Peter Madden
162Coco Crisp, OAKOF$8Peter Madden
159Jayson Werth, WASOF$10Peter Madden
155Ryan Doumit, MINC$4Peter Madden
151Gaby Sanchez, MIA1B$3Peter Madden
145Michael Cuddyer, COLOF$11Peter Madden
137Howard Kendrick, LAA2B$12Peter Madden
105Jonathan Papelbon, PHIP$14Peter Madden
97Josh Johnson, MIAP$17Peter Madden
77Buster Posey, SFC$15Peter Madden
70Eric Hosmer, KC1B$23Peter Madden
41Asdrubal Cabrera, CLESS$15Peter Madden
34Cliff Lee, PHIP$32Peter Madden
27Robinson Cano, NYY2B$33Peter Madden
15Justin Verlander, DETP$35Peter Madden
1Josh Hamilton, TEXOF$12Scott White
276Addison Reed, CHWP$1Scott White
273Gordon Beckham, CHW2B$1Scott White
271Dexter Fowler, COLOF$2Scott White
266Jose Tabata, PITOF$1Scott White
261Colby Lewis, TEXP$2Scott White
254Melky Cabrera, SFOF$5Scott White
246Francisco Liriano, MINP$1Scott White
229Hiroki Kuroda, NYYP$2Scott White
201Brandon League, SEAP$3Scott White
185Cory Luebke, SDP$5Scott White
168Chris Carpenter, STLP$7Scott White
140C.J. Wilson, LAAP$14Scott White
130Paul Konerko, CHW1B$12Scott White
103Alex Gordon, KCOF$16Scott White
81Wilson Ramos, WASC$8Scott White
69Michael Bourn, ATLOF$20Scott White
62Brett Myers, HOUP$2Scott White
57Jesus Montero, SEAC$15Scott White
21Brett Lawrie, TOR3B$23Scott White
9Troy Tulowitzki, COLSS$42Scott White
8Dustin Pedroia, BOS2B$33Scott White
7Evan Longoria, TB3B$33Scott White

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Reds' Homer Bailey after 'pen session: 'It was kind of really rewarding'
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:21 pm ET) Reds starting pitcher Homer Bailey completed a 20-pitch bullpen session on Friday without any issues, per the Cincinnati Enquirer.

"It was kind of really rewarding, it felt really good," Bailey said.

Bailey, who is coming off September elbow surgery, is in danger of starting the season on the disabled list. The right-hander was limited to 23 starts in 2014, posting a 9-5 record with a 3.71 ERA. It was the first time in three seasons he finished with less than 10 wins.


McClendon: Iwakuma still throwing bullpens, but 'everything is fine'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:16 pm ET) While most of Seattle's pitchers are tossing live batting practice, Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his third bullpen session of the spring Friday, per MLB.com. However, manager Lloyd McClendon stressed the veteran pitcher is not behind due to injury.

“This is by design,” McClendon said. “We’re just stretching him out a little more. Kuma is A-OK and everything is fine. He has no issues at all. I don’t think he needs the live BPs. The guy is such a technician, he gets more done in a bullpen session than he would in a live BP.”

Iwakuma was 12-6 with a 2.57 ERA in his first 21 starts last season before going 3-3 with a 7.88 ERA in his final seven outings. 

“I kind of ran out of gas there,” he said through translator Antony Suzuki. “It wasn’t like I was very, very tired. I was just fatigued mentally and physically and that’s something I need to work on in spring training.

“I’m very excited (for 2015). It’s a different year compared to where I was last year. I’m very motivated. I look forward to the season and I’m looking forward to a good spring training.”


Yankees' Brendan Ryan to miss five days of camp with back strain
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:14 pm ET) Yankees infielder Brendan Ryan underwent a precautionary MRI on his back which revealed a mid-back strain, the team announced. The injury occurred while lifting weights in the days leading up to the start of spring training, and it will keep him sidelined from on-field activities for approximately five days.

Ryan, who is seeking more playing time this season, hit .167 over 114 at-bats in 2014.


Mets' Matt Harvey in 'compete mode' after facing live hitters
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(12:09 pm ET) Mets pitcher Matt Harvey told reporters he didn't hold back when he faced batters Friday for the first time since undergoing elbow surgery in October 2013. Hitters were instructed to track the pitches and not swing.

"I was in 'compete mode,'" Harvey said, per Newsday. "I wasn't holding back."

Harvey, who missed the 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery, is scheduled to make his spring debut March 6 against Detroit. It will be his first game action since Aug. 14, 2013.


Royals OF Alex Gordon (wrist) cleared to hit off a tee
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:09 pm ET) Royals manager Ned Yost said Friday outfielder Alex Gordon (wrist) has been cleared to progress to the next step in his hitting progression and can now hit off a tee, per The Kansas City Star.

“He’s progressing fine,” Yost said.


Dodgers' Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) to play catch Friday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:05 pm ET) Dodgers starting pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu (back) will not throw a bullpen session Friday, according to MLB.com. However, he is expected to play catch.

Brewers 3B Aramis Ramirez likely to retire after 2015 season
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(12:00 pm ET) Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez said Friday the 2015 season will likely be his last in the majors. The 36-year-old Ramirez is entering his 18th season in the majors and fourth with the Brewers.

"I don't want a multi-year deal. I wasn't looking forward to that. I'm comfortable here," he said, per the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

"I'm going to play this year and probably be done after this year. I don't know if I want to play after this year. I think this is it. We'll see what happens, but I don't think I'll play after this year.

"It's more of a family thing. I've got three kids, I've been playing for a long time, been away for a long time. Sometimes it's just time to do something else."

Brewers general manager Doug Melvin said he is not surprised by Ramirez's announcement.

"We anticipated that anyways," he said. "It's not stunning. I think when he accepted our deal to come back that was probably a message. He didn't go out on the market. He's always said it's never been about the money."

Ramirez made the All-Star team in 2014 for the third time in his career. He has a career .285 average, .344 on-base percentage, .496 slugging percentage and .840 OPS.


Redmond: Jose Fernandez to throw off mound 'within the next few days'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:26 am ET) Marlins manager Mike Redmond said Friday starting pitcher Jose Fernandez could throw off a mound "within the next few days," per The Miami Herald. It will be the first time he throws off a mound since undergoing Tommy John surgery last year.

MLB.com reported last week Fernandez could throw off a mound as early as March 1, which is Sunday.


Blue Jays not counting on Johan Santana being ready by opening day
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(11:22 am ET) Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos said Friday pitcher Johan Santana will eventually vie for a spot in the rotation, but it doesn't appear he will be ready by the season opener

Santana, who suffered a torn Achilles in June, was shut down in January after having some shoulder discomfort while pitching in the Venezuelan winter league.

“If he’s healthy, he’s gonna be good," Anthopoulos said, per the National Post. "(He is) just getting into his throwing program right now, so highly unlikely he’s ready for opening day.”

Anthopoulos said Santana's deal will pay him $2.5 million, if he makes the club. His contract also includes incentives for active days and number of starts. Santana can also opt out of his contract by April 28.


Nationals taking a cautious approach with Nate McLouth
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10:39 am ET) Nationals manager Matt Williams said Thursday the team will take a cautious approach with outfielder Nate McLouth, who has started a throwing program coming off shoulder surgery in August.

"If we were to say at the end of this week that we're going to play a game and Nate was going to go two innings, we probably wouldn't do that at this point because he has got to go through that progression," Williams said, per MASNsports.com. "What that timeframe depends on is how he feels. You can look at the big picture and say well, you need X amount of rehab for this particular surgery. Everybody is different, of course. But we want to make sure that when he's ready to play, he's ready, because we don't want a setback.

"That being said, he's going through the progression of all of his throwing, he's hitting right now. He doesn't have an issue with that. It's going to get sore, we know it. So there's going to be days where he's going to have to just shut it down for that particular day. Which is frustrating because you want to play. We'll get through spring training with him and kind of monitor him on an everyday basis to see where he is at and act accordingly."


 
 
 
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