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Posted March 29, 2013 by DaveGawron in Fantasy Baseball
 
 

Triple Crown Mixed League 2013 Auction Results

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At $33, Brad Pinkerton of the Sporting News made Clayton Kershaw the highest paid pitcher in the 2013 Triple Crown Mixed league auction.

This is a standard 5×5 Rotisserie league, set up with two catchers, so it matches the traditional 12-team mixed league format. We run FAAB at 11 am on Saturdays so you can see the results to prepare for your own Sunday night FAAB.

Here is the link to the page that shows the draft results by team in order of selection. It’s open to the public all year, so you can check standings, line-ups, and free agent pick-ups all season long:

http://games.espn.go.com/flb/tools/draftrecap?leagueId=40811

And at the bottom of this article you’ll see team rosters with the players ordered by position.

CATCHERS

In a one-catcher league, I would definitely either wait late in a snake draft or just spend $1 at the end of an auction. Even in two-catcher mixed leagues, I don’t think it’s important to wast an early pick or big money on the catcher position. I feel that the only stat worthy of “chasing” here is batting average. Therefore, I put out a $15 bid and was happy to win Joe Mauer at that price. I waited and waited and saved my money, but perhaps I waited a bit too long, and I ended up with extra. Salvador Perez, basically a mini-Mauer, was the best place to put the money at that point and the last above average catcher available, so I laid out $12 for him. He and Mauer together give me a huge advantage in the batting average category at the catcher position, allowing me to use lower-BA players elsewhere for cheap speed or power if need be.

CORNER INFIELD

In a mixed league, there’s plenty of cheap power late, so early on, like at catcher, it’s batting average that you pay for. However, I don’t want to spend over $20 for any one player. That meant that Billy Butler $21 and Martin Prado $17 were perfect targets for me. Prado doesn’t have the power, but he’ll give me the BA anchor. I added Justin Morneau $5 and Adam LaRoche $8 later on. There were many decent corners available cheap towards the end of the auction. It’s a very deep position.

MIDDLE INFIELD

I like 15-15 types for my starting 2B & SS for $10-15 each and then perhaps a slap-hitting speedster at MI for under $10. I ended up with Jimmy Rollins $14, Danny Espinosa $9, Howie Kendrick $9, and Everth Cabrera $2 on the bench. I can live with that. Cabrera for $2 is such cheap speed! After the top middle infielders are off the board, if you are patient, you can get reasonable deals at the position.

OUTFIELD

I like getting one .300-25-100 anchor in the outfield, and Matt Holliday $21 fit the bill for me in this league. I like to follow with a couple 20-20 types, and I found Alex Rios $17 and Dexter Fowler $4 to be agreeable options for me. I added Adam Eaton $8 for more speed, Josh Willingham $12 late for more power, and Drew Stubbs $1 as a back-up for everything but BA. It feels like a solid, well-balanced outfield to me.

STARTING PITCHING

I like having two very solid $15-20 aces. Jared Weaver $19 and Zach Greinke $13 work for me in that sense here. I supported them with Jake Peavy $9, Ian Kennedy $6, Jonathon Niese $5, Matt Garza $2, and Ryan Vogelsong $3. I prefer NL pitchers to AL pitchers in mixed leagues, and I have five NL and two AL here, so mission accomplished in that regard. It appears that in a league like this you can definitely just pick a couple of aces at the end of the second tier and then wait a while for the $5-9 cheapies, and then again for the $2-3 pitchers. I’m happy with my starters.

RELIEF PITCHING

I was targeting closers in the $7-11 rangr but went the extra buck on Rafael Soriano $12 coming over to the Nationals. I backed him with Glen Perkins $7, Joel Hanrahan $8, and Jonathan Broxton $5 (right before it was announced that Chapman was moving back to the bullpen). I’ll still take those top three. My advice would be to definitely wait on closers past the top tier. There’s no need to spend $15 for Motte when you can have Hanrahan and Perkins combined for $15.

SUMMARY

This is one of my favorite teams this year. I think the balance is there across the board. I spent just enough on my studs to leave plenty for many $5-9 picks later. My risk (and steals and saves) is spread well, and I have a good mix of solid vets plus some youth with upside.

ROSTERS

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C Joe Mauer 15
C Salvador Perez 12
1B Billy Butler 21
2B Danny Espinosa 9
3B Martin Prado 17
SS Jimmy Rollins 14
2B/SS Howard Kendrick 9
1B/3B Justin Morneau 5
OF Alex Rios 17
OF Adam Eaton 8
OF Matt Holliday 21
OF Dexter Fowler 4
OF Josh Willingham 12
UTIL Adam LaRoche 8
P Zack Greinke 13
P Jered Weaver 19
P Rafael Soriano 12
P Glen Perkins 7
P Joel Hanrahan 8
P Jonathan Broxton 5
P Jake Peavy 9
P Ian Kennedy 6
P Jonathon Niese 5
BE Matt Garza 2
BE Ryan Vogelsong 3
BE Everth Cabrera 2
BE Drew Stubbs 1
Total: 264
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C A.J. Pierzynski 4
C Jarrod Saltalamacchia 2
1B Allen Craig 23
2B Neil Walker 9
3B David Freese 7
SS Ian Desmond 18
2B/SS Alexei Ramirez 3
1B/3B Freddie Freeman 14
OF Justin Upton 31
OF Austin Jackson 16
OF Desmond Jennings 18
OF Melky Cabrera 10
OF Andre Ethier 6
UTIL Will Middlebrooks 7
P Cole Hamels 26
P Jordan Zimmermann 14
P Joe Nathan 9
P Dan Haren 6
P Hiroki Kuroda 10
P Tom Wilhelmsen 8
P Tim Hudson 6
P Wade Miley 4
P Kyle Lohse 2
BE Casey Janssen 5
BE Sergio Santos 1
BE Garrett Jones 1
BE Carlos Ruiz 1
Total: 261
Remaining: 3

SportingNews Pinkerton
C Devin Mesoraco 1
C Tyler Flowers 1
1B Prince Fielder 35
2B Dan Uggla 6
3B Hanley Ramirez 27
SS Elvis Andrus 15
2B/SS Eduardo Nunez 1
1B/3B Tyler Colvin 1
OF Josh Hamilton 25
OF Jose Bautista 33
OF Jacoby Ellsbury 23
OF Emilio Bonifacio 7
OF Carl Crawford 8
UTIL Peter Bourjos 1
P Clayton Kershaw 33
P Stephen Strasburg 27
P Tim Lincecum 10
P A.J. Burnett 1
P Bruce Rondon 1
P Mike Fiers 1
P Ubaldo Jimenez 1
P Joaquin Benoit 1
P Andrew Bailey 1
BE Adam Lind 1
BE Nolan Reimold 1
BE Lonnie Chisenhall 1
BE Brett Wallace 1
Total: 264
Remaining: 0

RotoProfessor Kuhn
C J.P. Arencibia 2
C Jason Castro 1
1B Albert Pujols 34
2B Dustin Pedroia 25
3B Kevin Youkilis 3
SS Jed Lowrie 1
2B/SS Omar Infante 2
1B/3B Adrian Gonzalez 21
OF Andrew McCutchen 36
OF Jay Bruce 26
OF Oscar Taveras 2
OF Brett Gardner 8
OF Coco Crisp 4
UTIL Mark Reynolds 1
P Justin Verlander 31
P Cliff Lee 21
P Jon Lester 14
P Fernando Rodney 10
P Ernesto Frieri 4
P Brett Anderson 6
P Josh Beckett 3
P Homer Bailey 3
P Jose Veras 1
BE Mitch Moreland 2
BE Michael Saunders 1
BE Yonder Alonso 1
BE Justin Masterson 1
Total: 264
Remaining: 0

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C Jesus Montero 8
C Yasmani Grandal 1
1B Edwin Encarnacion 23
2B Rickie Weeks 4
3B Brett Lawrie 18
SS J.J. Hardy 8
2B/SS Alcides Escobar 10
1B/3B Mark Teixeira 4
OF Giancarlo Stanton 32
OF Michael Bourn 14
OF Alex Gordon 18
OF Carlos Beltran 6
OF Alejandro De Aza 5
UTIL Michael Morse 9
P Chris Sale 18
P Gio Gonzalez 18
P Aroldis Chapman 16
P Matt Harvey 8
P Greg Holland 9
P Huston Street 7
P Brandon Beachy 2
P Lance Lynn 6
P Edwin Jackson 1
BE Jason Kubel 5
BE Jarrod Parker 4
BE Brandon Belt 3
BE Al Alburquerque 2
Total: 259
Remaining: 5eXpertLeagues Simon
C Carlos Santana 16
C Alex Avila 1
1B Paul Goldschmidt 20
2B Ian Kinsler 25
3B Evan Longoria 32
SS Starlin Castro 21
2B/SS Erick Aybar 1
1B/3B Todd Frazier 3
OF Bryce Harper 28
OF Angel Pagan 6
OF Lorenzo Cain 5
OF Ben Revere 8
OF Josh Reddick 3
UTIL Pedro Alvarez 5
P Madison Bumgarner 17
P Jonathan Papelbon 13
P Johnny Cueto 13
P Andrew Cashner 4
P Jim Johnson 6
P Brandon Morrow 10
P Jason Grilli 6
P Anibal Sanchez 8
P Mike Minor 8
BE Derek Holland 2
BE Dayan Viciedo 1
BE David Robertson 1
BE Cory Luebke 1
Total: 264
Remaining: 0

ESPN Cwalinski
C Travis d’Arnaud 2
C Miguel Montero 7
1B Kendrys Morales 10
2B Ben Zobrist 19
3B Ryan Zimmerman 17
SS Asdrubal Cabrera 10
2B/SS Aaron Hill 17
1B/3B Michael Cuddyer 7
OF Matt Kemp 39
OF Shane Victorino 8
OF Carlos Gomez 13
OF Nelson Cruz 11
OF Corey Hart 6
UTIL Starling Marte 4
P Craig Kimbrel 21
P Matt Cain 21
P James Shields 13
P J.J. Putz 8
P Rafael Betancourt 6
P Doug Fister 6
P Brandon McCarthy 4
P Trevor Cahill 4
P Grant Balfour 5
BE Nick Markakis 1
BE Shaun Marcum 1
BE Trevor Plouffe 2
BE Jason Hammel 1
Total: 263
Remaining: 1

Freelance Yoho
C Jonathan Lucroy 7
C Brian McCann 4
1B Ike Davis 15
2B Jose Altuve 13
3B Miguel Cabrera 41
SS Jean Segura 5
2B/SS Hiroyuki Nakajima 2
1B/3B Chase Headley 18
OF Adam Jones 25
OF Hunter Pence 10
OF Chris Davis 10
OF Norichika Aoki 3
OF Ichiro Suzuki 3
UTIL Jurickson Profar 2
P David Price 26
P Yovani Gallardo 11
P Max Scherzer 18
P Steve Cishek 6
P Kyuji Fujikawa 4
P Chris Perez 4
P Jeremy Hellickson 6
P Hisashi Iwakuma 2
P Matt Harrison 3
BE Anthony Rizzo 11
BE Chase Utley 6
BE Denard Span 1
BE Brandon League 3
Total: 259
Remaining: 5

FB Sherpa Swanay
C Victor Martinez 18
C Mike Napoli 12
1B Paul Konerko 12
2B Brandon Phillips 19
3B Aramis Ramirez 16
SS Josh Rutledge 7
2B/SS Marco Scutaro 5
1B/3B Mark Trumbo 13
OF Ryan Braun 40
OF Alfonso Soriano 7
OF Torii Hunter 5
OF Justin Ruggiano 3
OF David Murphy 4
UTIL Eric Hosmer 14
P Felix Hernandez 21
P CC Sabathia 20
P Marco Estrada 7
P Mat Latos 12
P C.J. Wilson 7
P Josh Johnson 7
P Ryan Madson 2
P Tommy Milone 3
P Jason Vargas 1
BE Adam Dunn 4
BE Daniel Murphy 3
BE Ryan Cook 1
BE Chris Young 1
Total: 264
Remaining: 0RotoInfo Gilroy Pichan
C Wilin Rosario 12
C Russell Martin 1
1B Joey Votto 37
2B Gordon Beckham 1
3B David Wright 25
SS Jose Reyes 26
2B/SS Derek Jeter 3
1B/3B Ryan Howard 8
OF Carlos Gonzalez 38
OF Yoenis Cespedes 26
OF Nick Swisher 6
OF Colby Rasmus 1
OF Michael Brantley 1
UTIL Chris Carter 2
P Yu Darvish 23
P Adam Wainwright 19
P Kenley Jansen 5
P Sergio Romo 10
P Jeff Samardzija 10
P Vinnie Pestano 2
P Ryan Dempster 1
P Tommy Hanson 1
P Clay Buchholz 1
BE Kyle Seager 1
BE Frank Francisco 1
BE Bud Norris 1
BE Zack Cozart 1
Total: 263
Remaining: 1

eXpertLeagues Parsons
C Buster Posey 26
C Ryan Doumit 6
1B Logan Morrison 1
2B Robinson Cano 40
3B Mike Moustakas 9
SS Troy Tulowitzki 30
2B/SS Jedd Gyorko 8
1B/3B Michael Young 2
OF Mike Trout 38
OF B.J. Upton 21
OF Jon Jay 4
OF Brandon Moss 2
OF Justin Maxwell 1
UTIL David Ortiz 4
P Matt Moore 16
P Edinson Volquez 1
P Mariano Rivera 12
P Alexi Ogando 8
P Jason Motte 15
P Addison Reed 11
P Wandy Rodriguez 1
P Felix Doubront 3
P Phil Hughes 1
BE Chris Capuano 1
BE Rick Porcello 1
BE Matt Joyce 1
BE Carlos Pena 1
Total: 264
Remaining: 0

Freelance Mulvenna
C Yadier Molina 18
C Matt Wieters 18
1B Lance Berkman 3
2B Dustin Ackley 5
3B Adrian Beltre 28
SS Andrelton Simmons 6
2B/SS Jason Kipnis 17
1B/3B Pablo Sandoval 16
OF Jason Heyward 26
OF Cameron Maybin 5
OF Curtis Granderson 10
OF Domonic Brown 5
OF Shin-Soo Choo 16
UTIL Wil Myers 4
P R.A. Dickey 14
P Roy Halladay 14
P Kris Medlen 14
P Vance Worley 1
P Julio Teheran 4
P Bobby Parnell 7
P Chris Tillman 3
P Alex Cobb 6
P John Axford 5
BE Jayson Werth 4
BE Carlos Marmol 3
BE Manny Machado 4
BE Jaime Garcia 3
Total: 259
Remaining: 5

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