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