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2012 Draft Prep: National League 5x5 auction


The National League may not have the overall offensive firepower of the American League, but it offers NL-only owners a bevy of top outfield options. In our 12-team, NL-only Rotisserie league auction, many of those elite outfielders, like Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun and Justin Upton, came off the board early and set the tone for big spending at the position. Six of the first nine players nominated were outfielders, and they cost their owners a collective $188, even though the group included a $5 Bryce Harper.

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In fact, the highest bids came for players who qualify at what are arguably the NL's three deepest positions at the upper levels: outfield, shortstop and pitcher. Of the 16 players who fetched at least $30, only Joey Votto ($44) and Brandon Phillips ($30) played a position other than one of those three. This is not to say that position scarcity didn't matter, though. Votto has a greater advantage over his fellow elites at first base as compared to the top players at other positions, and he wound up being the most expensive player in the auction. Meanwhile, there are many similarly-productive options at the top of the second base, third base and catcher rankings, so owners were typically willing to wait to fill those positions, rather than spend $25 or more for the likes of Rickie Weeks or Brian McCann.

Scarcity also drove prices up as players were coming off the board. Phillips and Dee Gordon ($25) were both nominated relatively late, and both saw their values inflated compared to some similar alternatives. There weren't many late-auction bargains, as a few owners held onto their dollars deep into the auction, though Tim Hudson ($5) and Jason Kubel ($10) likely came more cheaply than they would have if they were nominated earlier.

Scoring for Batting Categories

BA - Batting Average
HR - Home Runs
R - Runs
RBI - Runs Batted In
SB - Stolen Bases

Pitching Categories

ERA - Earned Run Average
K - Strikeouts (Pitcher)
S - Saves
W - Wins
WHIP - Walks + Hits / Inning

The owners ...

1. Scott White,
2. Scott Swanay and Steve Parsons,
3. John Toczydlowski and Mike Gianella, Patton & Co.
4. Al Melchior,
5. Andrew Fiorentino,
6. Patrick Davitt, Baseball HQ
7. Marc Normandin,
8. Grey Albright and Rudy Gamble, Razzball
9. Tim McLeod, RotoRob
10. Mike Kuchera,
11. Christopher Kreush and Todd Zola,
12. Bernie Pleskoff,

Editor's note: Utilize the sortable functionality to get a sense of the auction. View by team, dollar amount and position.

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2012 NL-only Fantasy Auction Draft (sortable)
OrderPlayerPosPriceBid Won by
2Joey Votto, CIN1B$44Baseball HQ
68Brandon Phillips, CIN2B$30Baseball HQ
52Starlin Castro, CHCSS$28Baseball HQ
37Tim Lincecum, SFP$28Baseball HQ
39Corey Hart, MILOF$24Baseball HQ
32Shane Victorino, PHIOF$24Baseball HQ
58Buster Posey, SFC$20Baseball HQ
43Drew Storen, WASP$19Baseball HQ
64Matt Garza, CHCP$18Baseball HQ
138Wilin Rosario, COLC$7Baseball HQ
192Edwin Jackson, WASP$5Baseball HQ
207Sean Marshall, CINP$2Baseball HQ
276Adam Kennedy, LAD1B$1Baseball HQ
275Derrek Lee, PIT1B$1Baseball HQ
274Daniel Descalso, STL3B$1Baseball HQ
273Paul Maholm, CHCP$1Baseball HQ
272Domonic Brown, PHIOF$1Baseball HQ
271Matt Belisle, COLP$1Baseball HQ
269Skip Schumaker, STL2B$1Baseball HQ
265Nate McLouth, PITOF$1Baseball HQ
260Chris Coghlan, MIAOF$1Baseball HQ
254Jeff Karstens, PITP$1Baseball HQ
223Edward Mujica, MIAP$1Baseball HQ
5Cliff Lee, PHIP$ (Melchior)
61Andre Ethier, LADOF$ (Melchior)
19Craig Kimbrel, ATLP$ (Melchior)
62Rickie Weeks, MIL2B$ (Melchior)
20Freddie Freeman, ATL1B$ (Melchior)
53Mat Latos, CINP$ (Melchior)
101Angel Pagan, SFOF$ (Melchior)
92Ryan Roberts, ARI3B$ (Melchior)
71Yadier Molina, STLC$ (Melchior)
133Zack Cozart, CINSS$ (Melchior)
125Carlos Quentin, SDOF$ (Melchior)
176Ryan Dempster, CHCP$ (Melchior)
127Kenley Jansen, LADP$ (Melchior)
187Allen Craig, STLOF$ (Melchior)
159Mike Minor, ATLP$ (Melchior)
184Nyjer Morgan, MILOF$ (Melchior)
170Jon Jay, STLOF$ (Melchior)
143Homer Bailey, CINP$ (Melchior)
158Brett Wallace, HOU1B$ (Melchior)
202Tyler Clippard, WASP$ (Melchior)
237Darwin Barney, CHC2B$ (Melchior)
246Clayton Richard, SDP$ (Melchior)
224Tim Federowicz, LADC$ (Melchior)
34Dan Uggla, ATL2B$ (White)
10Emilio Bonifacio, MIASS$ (White)
22Ike Davis, NYM1B$ (White)
29Yovani Gallardo, MILP$ (White)
28Lance Berkman, STLOF$ (White)
35Ian Kennedy, ARIP$ (White)
82Logan Morrison, MIAOF$ (White)
23Josh Johnson, MIAP$ (White)
106Martin Prado, ATLOF$ (White)
12J.J. Putz, ARIP$ (White)
141John Mayberry, PHIOF$ (White)
112Wandy Rodriguez, HOUP$ (White)
205Rod Barajas, PITC$ (White)
248Taylor Green, MIL2B$ (White)
208Jason Bourgeois, HOUOF$ (White)
199Ryan Ludwick, CINOF$ (White)
173R.A. Dickey, NYMP$ (White)
219Randy Wolf, MILP$ (White)
211Casey Blake, COL3B$ (White)
165Placido Polanco, PHI3B$ (White)
238David Hernandez, ARIP$ (White)
226Jorge De La Rosa, COLP$ (White)
214Welington Castillo, CHCC$ (White)
40Carlos Gonzalez, COLOF$
18Michael Bourn, ATLOF$
30Adam Wainwright, STLP$
15Stephen Strasburg, WASP$
90Jayson Werth, WASOF$
104Lucas Duda, NYMOF$
48Ryan Madson, CINP$
24Jonathan Lucroy, MILC$
147Chipper Jones, ATL3B$
182Jonny Venters, ATLP$
181Garrett Jones, PITOF$
139Rafael Furcal, STLSS$
186Tim Stauffer, SDP$
115Chris Heisey, CINOF$
168Mark Ellis, LAD2B$
161Tim Hudson, ATLP$
151David DeJesus, CHCOF$
183Aroldis Chapman, CINP$
236Juan Uribe, LAD3B$
209David Ross, ATLC$
194Anthony Rizzo, CHC1B$
179Jeremy Guthrie, COLP$
177Dillon Gee, NYMP$
47David Wright, NYM3B$
14Michael Morse, WAS1B$
13Cole Hamels, PHIP$
41Zack Greinke, MILP$
96Drew Stubbs, CINOF$
72Jason Heyward, ATLOF$
59Heath Bell, MIAP$
88Ian Desmond, WASSS$
38Daniel Murphy, NYM1B$
136Jaime Garcia, STLP$
121Carlos Lee, HOUOF$
93Stephen Drew, ARISS$
146Ian Stewart, CHC3B$
204Mike Leake, CINP$
203Erik Bedard, PITP$
200Jason Castro, HOUC$
268Jesus Flores, WASC$
263Casey McGehee, PIT3B$
258Kyle Blanks, SDOF$
252Charlie Morton, PITP$
243Carlos Gomez, MILOF$
232Francisco Rodriguez, MILP$
196Barry Zito, SFP$
7Roy Halladay, PHIP$
8Andrew McCutchen, PITOF$
60Chris Young, ARIOF$
74Miguel Montero, ARIC$
31Chase Utley, PHI2B$
67Jonathan Papelbon, PHIP$
75Neil Walker, PIT2B$
73Joel Hanrahan, PITP$
84Jason Motte, STLP$
65Melky Cabrera, SFOF$
103Alex Presley, PITOF$
144Jimmy Paredes, HOU3B$
105Johan Santana, NYMP$
154A.J. Burnett, PITP$
225Brian Bogusevic, HOUOF$
212Chris Snyder, HOUC$
156Josh Collmenter, ARIP$
148Jesus Guzman, SD1B$
245Scott Rolen, CIN3B$
218Brandon Crawford, SFSS$
266Shelby Miller, STLP$
255Eric Surkamp, SFP$
247Roger Bernadina, WASOF$
16Troy Tulowitzki, COLSS$
25Hanley Ramirez, MIASS$
57Matt Cain, SFP$
85Chris Carpenter, STLP$
120Huston Street, SDP$
36Adam LaRoche, WAS1B$
26Ryan Howard, PHI1B$
78Brandon Belt, SFOF$
108Ramon Hernandez, COLC$
99Yonder Alonso, SDOF$
80Marco Scutaro, COLSS$
50Aubrey Huff, SF1B$
42Brett Myers, HOUP$
137Andres Torres, NYMOF$
123John Buck, MIAC$
150Edinson Volquez, SDP$
6Bryce Harper, WASOF$
174Chris Capuano, LADP$
160Ty Wigginton, PHI3B$
190Roy Oswalt, PHIP$
257Ryan Theriot, SFSS$
250Brad Lincoln, PITP$
228James McDonald, PITP$
17Jose Reyes, MIASS$30Patton & Co
49Madison Bumgarner, SFP$23Patton & Co
110Aramis Ramirez, MIL3B$21Patton & Co
55Jimmy Rollins, PHISS$21Patton & Co
102Carlos Beltran, STLOF$17Patton & Co
81Jose Tabata, PITOF$15Patton & Co
95Dexter Fowler, COLOF$14Patton & Co
27James Loney, LAD1B$14Patton & Co
107Chase Headley, SD3B$13Patton & Co
117Johnny Cueto, CINP$12Patton & Co
152Shaun Marcum, MILP$11Patton & Co
149Will Venable, SDOF$11Patton & Co
180Chad Billingsley, LADP$9Patton & Co
126Carlos Ruiz, PHIC$9Patton & Co
130Vance Worley, PHIP$8Patton & Co
142Marlon Byrd, CHCOF$7Patton & Co
195Ted Lilly, LADP$6Patton & Co
114Alfonso Soriano, CHCOF$6Patton & Co
157Mark Buehrle, MIAP$5Patton & Co
171Orlando Hudson, SD2B$3Patton & Co
164Josh Thole, NYMC$3Patton & Co
242Joe Blanton, PHIP$1Patton & Co
231Jordan Lyles, HOUP$1Patton & Co
9Justin Upton, ARIOF$36Razzball
100Jay Bruce, CINOF$27Razzball
89Ryan Zimmerman, WAS3B$26Razzball
76Pablo Sandoval, SF3B$24Razzball
109Daniel Hudson, ARIP$19Razzball
44Gaby Sanchez, MIA1B$17Razzball
113Anibal Sanchez, MIAP$14Razzball
91Aaron Hill, ARI2B$13Razzball
124Geovany Soto, CHCC$11Razzball
94Javy Guerra, LADP$11Razzball
111Jason Kubel, ARIOF$10Razzball
66Trevor Cahill, ARIP$10Razzball
251Luke Gregerson, SDP$8Razzball
217Clint Barmes, PITSS$6Razzball
118Tony Campana, CHCOF$5Razzball
227Brett Jackson, CHCOF$4Razzball
175Juan Nicasio, COLP$4Razzball
167Ryan Hanigan, CINC$4Razzball
163Ricky Nolasco, MIAP$4Razzball
193Alex Gonzalez, MILSS$3Razzball
191Aaron Harang, LADP$2Razzball
241Chris Narveson, MILP$1Razzball
230Gerardo Parra, ARIOF$1Razzball
1Matt Kemp, LADOF$42RotoRob
21Giancarlo Stanton, MIAOF$34RotoRob
83Cameron Maybin, SDOF$19RotoRob
87Carlos Marmol, CHCP$18RotoRob
77Gio Gonzalez, WASP$18RotoRob
172Jhoulys Chacin, COLP$14RotoRob
132David Freese, STL3B$14RotoRob
162Bud Norris, HOUP$11RotoRob
210Bryan LaHair, CHCOF$10RotoRob
153J.D. Martinez, HOUOF$10RotoRob
86Devin Mesoraco, CINC$10RotoRob
213Jordan Schafer, HOUOF$9RotoRob
206Jason Bartlett, SDSS$9RotoRob
189Nick Hundley, SDC$7RotoRob
198Tyler Greene, STL2B$5RotoRob
244Juan Rivera, LADOF$4RotoRob
220Nolan Arenado, COL3B$4RotoRob
188Omar Infante, MIA2B$4RotoRob
166Ryan Vogelsong, SFP$3RotoRob
240Sergio Romo, SFP$2RotoRob
216Fernando Salas, STLP$2RotoRob
234Randall Delgado, ATLP$1RotoRob
222Rex Brothers, COLP$1RotoRob
51Hunter Pence, PHIOF$ (Fiorentino)
4Matt Holliday, STLOF$ (Fiorentino)
70Dee Gordon, LADSS$ (Fiorentino)
122Cory Luebke, SDP$ (Fiorentino)
79Danny Espinosa, WAS2B$ (Fiorentino)
45Tommy Hanson, ATLP$ (Fiorentino)
97Rafael Betancourt, COLP$ (Fiorentino)
69Jordan Zimmermann, WASP$ (Fiorentino)
128Wilson Ramos, WASC$ (Fiorentino)
140Jed Lowrie, HOUSS$ (Fiorentino)
54Brian Wilson, SFP$ (Fiorentino)
145Jason Bay, NYMOF$ (Fiorentino)
169Jair Jurrjens, ATLP$ (Fiorentino)
178Pedro Alvarez, PIT3B$ (Fiorentino)
129Jonathon Niese, NYMP$ (Fiorentino)
185Carlos Zambrano, MIAP$ (Fiorentino)
233Drew Pomeranz, COLP$ (Fiorentino)
221Nate Schierholtz, SFOF$ (Fiorentino)
197Ruben Tejada, NYM2B$ (Fiorentino)
235Jerry Sands, LADOF$ (Fiorentino)
264Tyler Colvin, COLOF$ (Fiorentino)
259Mike Nickeas, NYMC$ (Fiorentino)
253Jordan Pacheco, COL1B$ (Fiorentino)
3Ryan Braun, MILOF$ (Pleskoff)
11Clayton Kershaw, LADP$ (Pleskoff)
98Michael Cuddyer, COLOF$ (Pleskoff)
56Brandon Beachy, ATLP$ (Pleskoff)
46Paul Goldschmidt, ARI1B$ (Pleskoff)
33Brian McCann, ATLC$ (Pleskoff)
63John Axford, MILP$ (Pleskoff)
131Frank Francisco, NYMP$ (Pleskoff)
116Jose Altuve, HOU2B$ (Pleskoff)
135Mat Gamel, MIL3B$ (Pleskoff)
134Tyler Pastornicky, ATLSS$ (Pleskoff)
119Todd Helton, COL1B$ (Pleskoff)
229Freddy Sanchez, SF2B$ (Pleskoff)
201A.J. Ellis, LADC$ (Pleskoff)
261Kyle Lohse, STLP$ (Pleskoff)
270Chris Johnson, HOU3B$ (Pleskoff)
267Norichika Aoki, MILOF$ (Pleskoff)
262Juan Pierre, PHIOF$ (Pleskoff)
256Willie Bloomquist, ARISS$ (Pleskoff)
249John Lannan, WASP$ (Pleskoff)
239Joe Saunders, ARIP$ (Pleskoff)
215Mike Pelfrey, NYMP$ (Pleskoff)
155Bronson Arroyo, CINP$ (Pleskoff)

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