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2013 Draft Prep: American League Rotisserie auction

Senior Fantasy Writer
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Our AL-only auction had as many participants, as many roster spots to fill and as shallow of a player pool as our NL-only auction just a couple days earlier. But it had a different feel to it.

Granted, that's to be expected when the personnel changes. The cast for this one was as follows ...

1. Tim McLeod, RotoRob
2. Scott White, CBSSports.com
3. Jeff Boggis, FantasySportsEmpires.com
4. Greg Morgan, Mastersball.com
5. Grey Albright, Razzball
6. Al Melchior, CBSSports.com
7. Derek Carty, DerekCarty.com
8. Keith Cromer, Patton & Co
9. Nando Di Fino, CBSSports.com
10. Dean Peterson, Stats LLC
11. Mike Kuchera, FanDuel.com
12. Mike Gianella, Baseball Prospectus

Still, the differing approaches also say something about the two player pools.

The owners as a whole left more money on the table in this auction. A lot more. We're talking double-digit dollars for some. Obviously, that's not the goal. Any money unspent is money wasted. So why did it happen? The distribution of talent from start to finish caught some owners by surprise.

While the AL is heavy in elite talent, allowing players such as Jose Bautista, Evan Longoria, Adrian Beltre, Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler to go for less than $30, it's light in the mid-level talent -- the Rickie Weeks, Andre Ethier and Adam LaRoche types -- that fill the bulk of NL-only rosters. Yeah, you'll find some decent players in the $15-20 range -- such as Nick Markakis, Michael Morse and Nelson Cruz -- but not enough for you to build a team on them. Stashing away money for the later stages will more likely stick you with a roster full of Matt Joyce and Trevor Plouffe types.

Of course, the AL-only pool is fairly deep in those lower-end types, allowing for such bargains as Mitch Moreland at $4, Ervin Santana at $4 and Josh Donaldson at $1. But at that point in the auction, enough people have already spent enough money that the prices go only so high for the ones who haven't.

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Not everyone was as committed to getting a closer in this auction as the NL-only version even though the closer crop is equally thin in both leagues. While the NL-only owners placed a premium on closers, investing $14-19 in just about all of them, several AL closers fell short of that range. Having gotten shut out on the closer front in the NL-only auction, I felt pretty good getting Jim Johnson at $15 early in this one. In the end, though, I would have rather had the $3 I could have saved on Joel Hanrahan or Glen Perkins.

A few other observations ...

I'm not really sure what happened with Jose Reyes, who ended up tying Justin Verlander as the fourth-most expensive player at $34. The demand for some of the lower-end steals specialists wasn't at all that high, and shortstop, at least relative to second and third base, is fairly deep in the AL.

The R.A. Dickey skeptics are more likely to show themselves in deeper leagues, where whiffing on a pick could be catastrophic. While seemingly lesser pitchers like Yu Darvish, Max Scherzer and Chris Sale went for more than $20, Dickey went for $18 -- one less than Brett Anderson.

Alex Rodriguez went for $3. Yes, in an AL-only league. How the mighty have fallen.

The Ernesto Frieri bid came well after all the true closers had gone off the board and when one owner in particular still had an insane amount of money to spend. Safe to say he won't go for $2 more than Joe Nathan in most leagues.

Some of the more reliable non-strikeout pitchers got the cold shoulder in this auction, with Mark Buehrle going for $4 and Jason Vargas going for $3. Look, they'll still give you more strikeouts than a middle reliever would. They're worth purchasing at that price for the wins alone.

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

The 84 players that show up as $0 bids were selected in the seven-round reserve draft that immediately followed the auction.

2013 AL-only Fantasy Auction Draft (sortable)
OrderPlayerPosPriceBid Won by
1Mike Trout, LAAOF$40Baseball Prospectus
7Miguel Cabrera, DET3B$39DerekCarty.com
8Robinson Cano, NYY2B$36Stats LLC
19Jose Reyes, TORSS$34CBSSports.com (Melchior)
5Justin Verlander, DETP$34CBSSports.com (Melchior)
11Albert Pujols, LAA1B$33CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
3Prince Fielder, DET1B$32CBSSports.com (White)
43Jacoby Ellsbury, BOSOF$31FanDuel.com
42Yoenis Cespedes, OAKOF$31Stats LLC
6David Price, TBP$30Mastersball.com
12Josh Hamilton, LAAOF$30Patton & Co
27Evan Longoria, TB3B$29FanDuel.com
9Jose Bautista, TOROF$29FanDuel.com
47Adam Jones, BALOF$29Fantasy Sports Empires.com
24Adrian Beltre, TEX3B$28Baseball Prospectus
31Dustin Pedroia, BOS2B$28CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
17Felix Hernandez, SEAP$27Baseball Prospectus
48Edwin Encarnacion, TOR1B$27CBSSports.com (White)
21Ben Zobrist, TBOF$27CBSSports.com (White)
26Brett Lawrie, TOR3B$27Fantasy Sports Empires.com
44Ian Kinsler, TEX2B$27Mastersball.com
67Billy Butler, KC1B$27RotoRob
36Jered Weaver, LAAP$26FanDuel.com
37Michael Bourn, CLEOF$26Patton & Co
51Mark Teixeira, NYY1B$25FanDuel.com
39Yu Darvish, TEXP$25RotoRob
63Jose Altuve, HOU2B$24CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
72Desmond Jennings, TBOF$24CBSSports.com (White)
16CC Sabathia, NYYP$24Patton & Co
84Austin Jackson, DETOF$24Razzball
33Alex Gordon, KCOF$24Razzball
53Max Scherzer, DETP$23Fantasy Sports Empires.com
86Mark Trumbo, LAAOF$22CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
56Jason Kipnis, CLE2B$22CBSSports.com (Melchior)
55Shane Victorino, BOSOF$22CBSSports.com (Melchior)
20Joe Mauer, MINC$21Baseball Prospectus
13Alex Rios, CHWOF$21Baseball Prospectus
128Mike Moustakas, KC3B$21Patton & Co
23Chris Sale, CHWP$21Patton & Co
18Elvis Andrus, TEXSS$21Patton & Co
15Curtis Granderson, NYYOF$20CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
35Melky Cabrera, TOROF$20CBSSports.com (Melchior)
139Salvador Perez, KCC$20Fantasy Sports Empires.com
82Alcides Escobar, KCSS$20Fantasy Sports Empires.com
79Eric Hosmer, KC1B$20Fantasy Sports Empires.com
168Lorenzo Cain, KCOF$20Mastersball.com
80Carlos Santana, CLEC$20Mastersball.com
132Brett Gardner, NYYOF$20Stats LLC
75Chris Davis, BALOF$20Stats LLC
45Nick Markakis, BALOF$19Baseball Prospectus
41James Shields, KCP$19Baseball Prospectus
59David Ortiz, BOSDH$19CBSSports.com (Melchior)
74Kyle Seager, SEA3B$19CBSSports.com (White)
57Brett Anderson, OAKP$19Fantasy Sports Empires.com
103Josh Reddick, OAKOF$19Razzball
76Howard Kendrick, LAA2B$19Razzball
81Asdrubal Cabrera, CLESS$18Baseball Prospectus
28Brandon Morrow, TORP$18Baseball Prospectus
129Dayan Viciedo, CHWOF$18CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
107Will Middlebrooks, BOS3B$18CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
29R.A. Dickey, TORP$18CBSSports.com (White)
32Fernando Rodney, TBP$18FanDuel.com
96Jake Peavy, CHWP$18Fantasy Sports Empires.com
52Matt Moore, TBP$18Razzball
94Erick Aybar, LAASS$18Stats LLC
90Matt Wieters, BALC$18Stats LLC
61Victor Martinez, DETDH$18Stats LLC
92Coco Crisp, OAKOF$17Baseball Prospectus
111Mike Napoli, BOSC$17DerekCarty.com
87Ichiro Suzuki, NYYOF$17DerekCarty.com
83Emilio Bonifacio, TOROF$17FanDuel.com
49Michael Morse, SEAOF$17FanDuel.com
120Paul Konerko, CHW1B$17Patton & Co
95Kendrys Morales, SEA1B$17Patton & Co
25Alejandro De Aza, CHWOF$17Razzball
115Nick Swisher, CLEOF$17RotoRob
108Nelson Cruz, TEXOF$17RotoRob
60Mariano Rivera, NYYP$16CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
65Josh Johnson, TORP$16CBSSports.com (Melchior)
68Derek Jeter, NYYSS$16CBSSports.com (White)
124Josh Willingham, MINOF$16Fantasy Sports Empires.com
77C.J. Wilson, LAAP$16Patton & Co
150Ryan Doumit, MINC$16RotoRob
142David Murphy, TEXOF$16RotoRob
117Justin Morneau, MIN1B$15CBSSports.com (Melchior)
40Jim Johnson, BALP$15CBSSports.com (White)
229Ernesto Frieri, LAAP$15DerekCarty.com
204Michael Brantley, CLEOF$15DerekCarty.com
70Gordon Beckham, CHW2B$15FanDuel.com
64Dustin Ackley, SEA2B$15FanDuel.com
119Alexei Ramirez, CHWSS$15Mastersball.com
88Tom Wilhelmsen, SEAP$15Patton & Co
127Jesus Montero, SEAC$15Razzball
54Manny Machado, BAL3B$15Razzball
176Addison Reed, CHWP$15Stats LLC
153Jon Lester, BOSP$14CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
131Brandon Moss, OAK1B$14CBSSports.com (Melchior)
166Drew Stubbs, CLEOF$14Mastersball.com
116Doug Fister, DETP$14Mastersball.com
164Chris Perez, CLEP$14RotoRob
62Leonys Martin, TEXOF$14Stats LLC
69Stephen Drew, BOSSS$13CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
154Torii Hunter, DETOF$13DerekCarty.com
99Joe Nathan, TEXP$13DerekCarty.com
180Colby Rasmus, TOROF$13Mastersball.com
156Greg Holland, KCP$13Razzball
109Adam Dunn, CHW1B$13Razzball
157Jarrod Parker, OAKP$13RotoRob
140Hisashi Iwakuma, SEAP$13RotoRob
105Peter Bourjos, LAAOF$13RotoRob
100Grant Balfour, OAKP$13Stats LLC
93J.J. Hardy, BALSS$12Baseball Prospectus
143J.P. Arencibia, TORC$12CBSSports.com (Melchior)
50Wil Myers, TBOF$12CBSSports.com (White)
177Casey Janssen, TORP$12DerekCarty.com
141Jeremy Hellickson, TBP$12DerekCarty.com
145Glen Perkins, MINP$12Mastersball.com
136Anibal Sanchez, DETP$12Mastersball.com
85Hiroki Kuroda, NYYP$12Mastersball.com
104Joel Hanrahan, BOSP$12Patton & Co
149Chris Carter, HOU1B$12Stats LLC
126A.J. Griffin, OAKP$11CBSSports.com (White)
98Alex Cobb, TBP$11CBSSports.com (White)
231Alberto Callaspo, LAA3B$11DerekCarty.com
192Matt Joyce, TBOF$11DerekCarty.com
118A.J. Pierzynski, TEXC$11DerekCarty.com
102Alexi Ogando, TEXP$11DerekCarty.com
114Trevor Plouffe, MIN3B$11Fantasy Sports Empires.com
163John Jaso, OAKC$11Mastersball.com
30Alex Avila, DETC$11RotoRob
144Michael Saunders, SEAOF$11Stats LLC
133Bruce Rondon, DETP$10CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
181Lance Berkman, TEX1B$10DerekCarty.com
66Tyler Greene, HOU2B$10DerekCarty.com
123Mark Reynolds, CLE1B$10Mastersball.com
160Tommy Milone, OAKP$10Razzball
46Omar Infante, DET2B$10Razzball
152Kevin Youkilis, NYY3B$10RotoRob
138Jeff Keppinger, CHW3B$10RotoRob
186Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE3B$10Stats LLC
113Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOSC$9CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
194Aaron Hicks, MINOF$9CBSSports.com (White)
110Tyler Flowers, CHWC$9FanDuel.com
91Chris Young, OAKOF$9FanDuel.com
71Jemile Weeks, OAK2B$9FanDuel.com
112Ryan Dempster, BOSP$9Fantasy Sports Empires.com
185Justin Maxwell, HOUOF$9Mastersball.com
189Wei-Yin Chen, BALP$9RotoRob
10Hiroyuki Nakajima, OAKSS$9RotoRob
135Ryan Madson, LAAP$8CBSSports.com (Melchior)
101Phil Hughes, NYYP$8CBSSports.com (Melchior)
162Andy Dirks, DETOF$8DerekCarty.com
187Tommy Hanson, LAAP$8Fantasy Sports Empires.com
89Jurickson Profar, TEX2B$8Fantasy Sports Empires.com
174Jeff Francoeur, KCOF$8Mastersball.com
58Kelly Johnson, TB2B$8Mastersball.com
167Jason Hammel, BALP$8Razzball
137Jed Lowrie, OAKSS$8Razzball
4Jose Veras, HOUP$8Razzball
121Matt Harrison, TEXP$8RotoRob
130Adam Lind, TOR1B$7Baseball Prospectus
193Ricky Romero, TORP$7CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
148Jhonny Peralta, DETSS$7CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
78Chris Parmelee, MIN1B$7CBSSports.com (Melchior)
38Darin Mastroianni, MINOF$7CBSSports.com (White)
151Chris Iannetta, LAAC$7Fantasy Sports Empires.com
199Rajai Davis, TOROF$7RotoRob
73Erasmo Ramirez, SEAP$7RotoRob
179Derek Holland, TEXP$7Stats LLC
175Jason Castro, HOUC$6CBSSports.com (Melchior)
155Clay Buchholz, BOSP$6CBSSports.com (White)
2Eduardo Nunez, NYYSS$6CBSSports.com (White)
240Wilson Betemit, BAL3B$6Mastersball.com
165Dan Straily, OAKP$6Mastersball.com
213Jonny Gomes, BOSOF$6Patton & Co
198Vance Worley, MINP$6Razzball
169J.D. Martinez, HOUOF$5CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
97Trevor Bauer, CLEP$5CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
203Yunel Escobar, TBSS$5DerekCarty.com
232Miguel Gonzalez, BALP$5Mastersball.com
214Seth Smith, OAKOF$5Patton & Co
178Mark Buehrle, TORP$4CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
190Nate McLouth, BALOF$4CBSSports.com (Melchior)
106Jamey Carroll, MIN2B$4CBSSports.com (Melchior)
184Justin Smoak, SEA1B$4CBSSports.com (White)
183Andy Pettitte, NYYP$4CBSSports.com (White)
200Gavin Floyd, CHWP$4DerekCarty.com
238Chris Tillman, BALP$4Fantasy Sports Empires.com
196Sergio Santos, TORP$4Fantasy Sports Empires.com
172Jeff Niemann, TBP$4Mastersball.com
219Raul Ibanez, SEAOF$4Patton & Co
161Carlos Pena, HOU1B$4Patton & Co
221Fernando Martinez, HOUOF$4Razzball
147Bud Norris, HOUP$4Razzball
171Mitch Moreland, TEX1B$4RotoRob
227Ervin Santana, KCP$4Stats LLC
197Matt Dominguez, HOU3B$3CBSSports.com (Melchior)
245Lucas Harrell, HOUP$3CBSSports.com (White)
158Ryan Lavarnway, BOSC$3CBSSports.com (White)
14Mike Zunino, SEAC$3CBSSports.com (White)
211Maicer Izturis, TOR3B$3DerekCarty.com
191Ivan Nova, NYYP$3DerekCarty.com
188Jason Vargas, LAAP$3DerekCarty.com
236Brett Myers, CLEP$3Fantasy Sports Empires.com
225Wade Davis, KCP$3Patton & Co
224Ubaldo Jimenez, CLEP$3Patton & Co
212John Danks, CHWP$3Patton & Co
146Kelvin Herrera, KCP$3Patton & Co
34Brian Roberts, BAL2B$3Patton & Co
216Felix Doubront, BOSP$3Razzball
209Brett Wallace, HOU1B$3Razzball
173Alex Rodriguez, NYY3B$3Razzball
159Geovany Soto, TEXC$3Razzball
122Ryan Cook, OAKP$3Razzball
217Johnny Giavotella, KC2B$3RotoRob
205Mike Aviles, CLESS$3RotoRob
202Zach McAllister, CLEP$3RotoRob
182Dylan Bundy, BALP$3RotoRob
195Justin Masterson, CLEP$3Stats LLC
125Derek Norris, OAKC$3Stats LLC
249Scott Sizemore, OAK3B$2Baseball Prospectus
230Franklin Gutierrez, SEAOF$2Baseball Prospectus
260Drew Smyly, DETP$2CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
235Jeremy Guthrie, KCP$2CBSSports.com (Melchior)
228Scott Diamond, MINP$2CBSSports.com (Melchior)
210Nolan Reimold, BALOF$2DerekCarty.com
201Jake Arrieta, BALP$2FanDuel.com
206Chris Archer, TBP$2Mastersball.com
242Jose Molina, TBC$2Patton & Co
233Chris Stewart, NYYC$2Patton & Co
22Ryan Roberts, TB3B$2Patton & Co
266Craig Gentry, TEXOF$2Stats LLC
275David Ross, BOSC$1Baseball Prospectus
273Jake McGee, TBP$1Baseball Prospectus
271Luke Scott, TBDH$1Baseball Prospectus
268Chris Getz, KC2B$1Baseball Prospectus
263David Robertson, NYYP$1Baseball Prospectus
258Koji Uehara, BOSP$1Baseball Prospectus
252Erik Bedard, HOUP$1Baseball Prospectus
246Joe Saunders, SEAP$1Baseball Prospectus
237Phil Coke, DETP$1Baseball Prospectus
269Francisco Cervelli, NYYC$1CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
265Russ Canzler, BALOF$1CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
255James Loney, TB1B$1CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
243Liam Hendriks, MINP$1CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
234Jose Quintana, CHWP$1CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
254Andrew Bailey, BOSP$1CBSSports.com (Melchior)
248Joe Blanton, LAAP$1CBSSports.com (Melchior)
241Kyle Gibson, MINP$1CBSSports.com (Melchior)
222Juan Rivera, NYY1B$1CBSSports.com (Melchior)
218P Unaffiliated Kyle Lohse, $1CBSSports.com (White)
170Danny Hultzen, SEAP$1CBSSports.com (White)
134Anthony Gose, TOROF$1CBSSports.com (White)
223Joaquin Benoit, DETP$1DerekCarty.com
276Sean Rodriguez, TB3B$1FanDuel.com
274Octavio Dotel, DETP$1FanDuel.com
272Carlos Carrasco, CLEP$1FanDuel.com
270Austin Romine, NYYC$1FanDuel.com
267Zach Britton, BALP$1FanDuel.com
262Philip Humber, HOUP$1FanDuel.com
257Jose Valverde, DETP$1FanDuel.com
251Bartolo Colon, OAKP$1FanDuel.com
215Pedro Florimon, MINSS$1FanDuel.com
264Mike Carp, BOSOF$1Fantasy Sports Empires.com
259Brendan Ryan, SEASS$1Fantasy Sports Empires.com
253Jason Bay, SEAOF$1Fantasy Sports Empires.com
247Ryan Raburn, CLEOF$1Fantasy Sports Empires.com
239Mike Olt, TEX1B$1Fantasy Sports Empires.com
207Roy Oswalt, TEXP$1Fantasy Sports Empires.com
220Josh Donaldson, OAK3B$1Mastersball.com
208Vernon Wells, LAAOF$1Mastersball.com
261John Lackey, BOSP$1Stats LLC
256Josh Fields, HOUP$1Stats LLC
250Bruce Chen, KCP$1Stats LLC
244Martin Perez, TEXP$1Stats LLC
226Alexi Casilla, BAL2B$1Stats LLC
360Scott Downs, LAAP$0Baseball Prospectus
337Blake Beavan, SEAP$0Baseball Prospectus
336Kelly Shoppach, SEAC$0Baseball Prospectus
313Dewayne Wise, CHWOF$0Baseball Prospectus
312Sean Burnett, LAAP$0Baseball Prospectus
289Matt Thornton, CHWP$0Baseball Prospectus
288Rick Porcello, DETP$0Baseball Prospectus
357Alex White, HOUP$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
340Jair Jurrjens, BALP$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
333Robert Andino, SEA2B$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
316Robbie Ross, TEXP$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
309Aaron Crow, KCP$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
292Daisuke Matsuzaka, CLEP$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
285Rich Harden, MINP$0CBSSports.com (Di Fino)
354Ryan Sweeney, BOSOF$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
343Pedro Ciriaco, BOS3B$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
330Ryan Flaherty, BAL2B$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
319Luke Hochevar, KCP$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
306Nate Freiman, HOU1B$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
295Brian Dozier, MINSS$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
282Brennan Boesch, DETOF$0CBSSports.com (Melchior)
350Michael Choice, OAKOF$0CBSSports.com (White)
347Franklin Morales, BOSP$0CBSSports.com (White)
326Quintin Berry, DETOF$0CBSSports.com (White)
323Jesse Crain, CHWP$0CBSSports.com (White)
302Grant Green, OAKOF$0CBSSports.com (White)
299George Springer, HOUOF$0CBSSports.com (White)
278Nick Castellanos, DET3B$0CBSSports.com (White)
355David Cooper, TOR1B$0DerekCarty.com
342Ryan Kalish, BOSOF$0DerekCarty.com
331Rick Ankiel, HOUOF$0DerekCarty.com
318Nick Franklin, SEASS$0DerekCarty.com
307Sean Doolittle, OAKP$0DerekCarty.com
294J.A. Happ, TORP$0DerekCarty.com
283Garrett Richards, LAAP$0DerekCarty.com
359Danny Valencia, BAL3B$0FanDuel.com
338Casper Wells, SEAOF$0FanDuel.com
335Shelley Duncan, TBOF$0FanDuel.com
314James Paxton, SEAP$0FanDuel.com
311Elliot Johnson, KCSS$0FanDuel.com
290Eric Thames, SEAOF$0FanDuel.com
287Avisail Garcia, DETOF$0FanDuel.com
351Brian Duensing, MINP$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
346Daric Barton, OAK1B$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
327George Kottaras, KCC$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
322Joel Peralta, TBP$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
303Jarrod Dyson, KCOF$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
298Jared Burton, MINP$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
279Travis Hafner, NYYDH$0Fantasy Sports Empires.com
352Roberto Hernandez, TBP$0Mastersball.com
345Jeff Kobernus, DET2B$0Mastersball.com
328Chris McGuiness, CLE1B$0Mastersball.com
321Jackie Bradley, BOSOF$0Mastersball.com
304Al Alburquerque, DETP$0Mastersball.com
297Steve Johnson, BALP$0Mastersball.com
280David Phelps, NYYP$0Mastersball.com
356Daniel Bard, BOSP$0Patton & Co
341Josh Thole, TORC$0Patton & Co
332Stephen Pryor, SEAP$0Patton & Co
317Junichi Tazawa, BOSP$0Patton & Co
308Jordan Lyles, HOUP$0Patton & Co
293Vinnie Pestano, CLEP$0Patton & Co
284Michael Pineda, NYYP$0Patton & Co
353Jake Odorizzi, TBP$0Razzball
344Taijuan Walker, SEAP$0Razzball
329Wesley Wright, HOUP$0Razzball
320Hank Conger, LAAC$0Razzball
305Matt Diaz, NYYOF$0Razzball
296Kevin Correia, MINP$0Razzball
281Carter Capps, SEAP$0Razzball
349Rubby De La Rosa, BOSP$0RotoRob
348Tanner Scheppers, TEXP$0RotoRob
325Hector Santiago, CHWP$0RotoRob
324Jacob Elmore, HOUSS$0RotoRob
301Jonathan Schoop, BAL2B$0RotoRob
300Oswaldo Arcia, MINOF$0RotoRob
277Colby Lewis, TEXP$0RotoRob
358Brent Morel, CHW3B$0Stats LLC
339Jimmy Paredes, HOUOF$0Stats LLC
334Mauro Gomez, BOS1B$0Stats LLC
315Conor Gillaspie, CHW3B$0Stats LLC
310Pedro Strop, BALP$0Stats LLC
291Joakim Soria, TEXP$0Stats LLC
286Luis Mendoza, KCP$0Stats LLC
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by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:57 pm ET) Tigers closer Joe Nathan nailed down his third save of the year Sunday against the Angels.

Nathan entered the game with a one-run lead in the ninth inning. After getting two quick outs, Nathan allowed a single to Howie Kendrick. Raul Ibanez entered the game as a pinch hitter, but struck out on a slider in a seven-pitch at-bat.

Nathan pitched one inning, and gave up one hit, with two strikeouts.


Rick Porcello casts down the Angels Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:52 pm ET) Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello pitched seven strong innings Sunday against the Angels. 

Porcello had some trouble early, giving up a run on three straight singles in the first inning. He would settle in from there, facing more than three batters just once through the rest of his start.

Porcello allowed five hits and one walk during the appearance. He gave up just one run. Porcello's record jumped to 2-1 with the win. His next start will come at Minnesota. 


Mike Bolsinger expected to start Thursday
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:51 pm ET) Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said he expects Mike Bolsinger to make his next scheduled start Thursday against the Cubs despite a poor outing in his first major-league start Saturday.

Bolsinger (0-1) allowed seven runs (six earned) on seven hits and one walk in four innings during an 8-6 loss to the Dodgers.

"It's how you respond to it," Bolsinger said after the start, per MLB.com. "Each time I've been out there, I've kind of learned. I learned a lot from my first time out and I kind of learned a lot from this start. Hopefully I can take it on to the next one."


Trevor Cahill to remain in the bullpen
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:48 pm ET) Diamondbacks pitcher Trevor Cahill has done well since moving to the bullpen, throwing four scoreless innings over two relief appearances.

Despite his success and Mike Bolsinger's struggles in his first MLB start Saturday, Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson said he's not moving Cahill back into the rotation just yet.

"He's going to stay in the bullpen," Gibson said, per MLB.com. "(He's) just throwing the ball with much more confidence right now."


Hector Santiago shows off highs and lows in loss
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:47 pm ET) Angels pitcher Hector Santiago showed off his highs and lows Sunday against the Tigers. 

Santiago gave up just two hits, and managed to strike out seven batters during the appearance. The Angels made four errors during Santiago's start, which led to Santiago being charged with two unearned runs.

While Santiago was strong when he was in the strike zone, his usual control issues reared their head. He allowed five walks, and burned through 119 pitches in just 5 2/3 innings. Santiago didn't get much support from his offense, and saw his record drop to 0-3 with the loss. 

Santiago's next start will come at Yankees Stadium.


Christian Yelich extends hitting streak to 14 games
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:45 pm ET) Marlins outfielder Christian Yelich pushed his hitting streak to 14 games with a leadoff double in the eighth inning Sunday against the Mariners. Yelich would finish 1 for 4 with one run and two strikeouts.

Yelich is batting .379 (22 for 58) with one triple, four doubles, four home runs, nine RBI and 13 runs in his last 14 games. He also has nine walks, 16 strikeouts and three stolen bases.


Hisashi Iwakuma able to get through bullpen session Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:39 pm ET) Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was able to get through a bullpen session Sunday, according to the Seattle Times

Iwakuma tossed 25 pitches, and said everything felt great. He's expected to make his first rehab start Tuesday as long as he doesn't experience a setback. Iwakuma has been recovering from a finger injury.


Michael Brantley belts third home run Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:36 pm ET) Indians outfielder Michael Brantley belted his third home run Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Brantley worked an incredible nine-pitch at-bat against Brandon Morrow in the second inning. After fouling off four straight pitches, Brantley managed to take a 94 mph fastball out to right for the solo shot. 

Brantley would double in his next at-bat, driving in another run. He would later walk, reaching base for the third time. 

He finished the game 2 for 3, with two runs scored and two RBI.


Steve Cishek extends club record to 32nd straight save
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4:35 pm ET) Marlins closer Steve Cishek stranded the tying and go-ahead runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's 3-2 win against the Mariners, picking up his third save in the process. It was Cishek's 32nd consecutive save, extending his own club record.

Cishek allowed a leadoff double to Corey Hart to begin the ninth inning. He then issued a one-out walk to Justin Smoak two batters later. But Cishek worked out of trouble by striking out Nick Franklin and Michael Saunders. He now has eight strikeouts in six innings.


John Axford pitches out of trouble to earn sixth save
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:32 pm ET) Indians reliever John Axford made things interesting before picking up his sixth save.

Axford entered the game with a two-run lead in the ninth, and struck out the first batter he faced on four pitches. After a single from Dioner Navarro, Axford managed to record the second out of the game. That's when things got interesting. Axford allowed another single to Melky Cabrera, and then walked Jose Bautista to load the bases.

With the bases loaded, Axford managed to get Edwin Encarnacion to ground out for the final out. Axford's ERA dropped to 3.52 after the appearance.


 
 
 
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