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Posted April 7, 2015 by DaveGawron in Fantasy Baseball
 
 

Ultimate National League Challenge 2015 Auction Results

Reds v. White Sox, 03/28/11
Reds v. White Sox, 03/28/11

Nate Miller of Rotowire (Pittsburgh) purchased Joey Votto for $27. Can he bounce back enough in 2015 to earn that price tag?

This league was run via the CBS Sports league manager up through 2014, so most of the league history is not publicly viewable. It’s truly the granddaddy of them all, having been established in 2002! It’s a ten-team NL-only league where the draft is an auction format, and it’s a rare industry keeper league. The keeper rules make it special. We can share the whole offseason schedule at some point, but suffice it to say, it’s a really great set of keeper rules that makes it my absolute favorite Fantasy sports league of all time! The scoring system is awesome. It’s head-to-head points, with all the typical Roto stats covered but also a hitting slant towards total bases, runs produced, and batting eye (BB:K) and a pitching slant that includes holds, giving middle relievers added value. The top four teams make the playoffs (two week Semi-Finals, two week Finals). We run FAAB at 11 am on Saturdays so you can see the results to prepare for your own Sunday night FAAB (and also 11 am on Mondays in case of any Saturday or Sunday injuries).

Participants in auction nomination order:

  1. Jon Williams, Advanced Fantasy Baseball (Atlanta Walking Dead)
  2. Randall Dean, eXpertLeagues (Cincinnati Hott Schotts)
  3. Mike Siano, MLB.com (New York Mutts)
  4. Nathan Miller, Rotowire (Pittsburgh Primantis)
  5. Scott Swanay, Fantasy Baseball Sherpa (Chicago Billy Goats)
  6. Paul Sporer, Baseball Prospectus (San Diego Beagles)
  7. Brad Yoho & Dave Gawron, eXpertLeagues (Philadelphia Pherrets)
  8. John Dunfee, Independent (Washington Deja Vu)
  9. Zach Steinhorn, MLB.com (Milwaukee Talkies)
  10. Ian Riley, ExpertLeagues (Florida Day Laborers)

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=121596

And here below you’ll see team rosters with the players ordered by position. Any prices that are high are due to inflation on draft day. This is because of the keeper bargains. The prices that are really low are because of contracts and keepers from previous years. Also note that Paul Sporer (San Diego) missed the auction, and the ESPN artificial intelligence was horrible in attempting to fill his roster!

ROSTERS

Philadelphia Pherrets
C Miguel Montero 2
1B Adam Lind 9
2B Daniel Murphy 16
3B Pedro Alvarez 14
SS Jordy Mercer 2
2B/SS Aaron Hill 6
1B/3B Will Middlebrooks 2
OF Domonic Brown 7
OF Ben Revere 14
OF Yasiel Puig 32
OF Bryce Harper 33
OF Matt Holliday 20
UTIL Chris Owings 2
UTIL Josh Bell 1
P Cole Hamels 27
P Johnny Cueto 24
P Kyle Hendricks 6
P Drew Storen 16
P Kenley Jansen 14
P Matt Garza 6
P Mike Minor 3
P Mike Leake 2
P Kyle Lohse 1
BE Tyler Glasnow 2
BE J.P. Crawford 1
BE Jesse Winker 1
BE A.J. Ramos 1
BE Melvin Upton 1
BE Tyler Matzek 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

Pittsburgh Primantis
C Yasmani Grandal 3
1B Joey Votto 27
2B Jedd Gyorko 14
3B Casey McGehee 7
SS Andrelton Simmons 8
2B/SS Wilmer Flores 6
1B/3B Buster Posey 30
OF Khris Davis 5
OF Drew Stubbs 7
OF Jonny Gomes 2
OF Michael Taylor 2
OF Jon Jay 3
UTIL Jace Peterson 5
UTIL Jose Peraza 3
P Zack Greinke 23
P Robert Stephenson 1
P Carlos Martinez 3
P Jenrry Mejia 1
P Jose Fernandez 21
P Addison Reed 17
P Max Scherzer 30
P Wandy Rodriguez 1
P Joel Peralta 5
BE Kevin Quackenbush 7
BE J.P. Howell 1
BE Tim Hudson 6
BE Brandon McCarthy 7
BE Jake Peavy 4
BE Bobby Parnell 3
Total: 252
Remaining: 14

Atlanta Walking Dead
C Yadier Molina 11
1B Paul Goldschmidt 44
2B Alex Guerrero 5
3B Maikel Franco 5
SS Zack Cozart 1
2B/SS Joe Panik 6
1B/3B Brandon Belt 10
OF Christian Yelich 8
OF Josh Harrison 6
OF Hunter Pence 25
OF Jayson Werth 14
OF Scott Van Slyke 1
UTIL Devin Mesoraco 7
UTIL Cody Asche 7
P Shelby Miller 6
P Patrick Corbin 3
P Archie Bradley 6
P Jameson Taillon 1
P Tyson Ross 20
P Steve Cishek 11
P Jonathan Papelbon 17
P Gio Gonzalez 18
P Homer Bailey 17
BE Ryan Howard 11
BE Aaron Nola 2
BE Jarrod Saltalamacchia 1
BE Christian Bethancourt 1
BE Adam Ottavino 1
BE Jonathan Broxton 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

Washington Deja Vu
C Carlos Ruiz 1
1B Lucas Duda 12
2B Tommy La Stella 1
3B Aramis Ramirez 22
SS Troy Tulowitzki 36
2B/SS Brandon Crawford 2
1B/3B Chris Johnson 2
OF Corey Dickerson 28
OF Andrew McCutchen 49
OF Giancarlo Stanton 45
OF A.J. Pollock 11
OF Carlos Gonzalez 22
UTIL David Peralta 3
UTIL Chris Coghlan 2
P Madison Bumgarner 6
P LaTroy Hawkins 5
P Santiago Casilla 5
P Dillon Gee 1
P Jorge De La Rosa 1
P Chase Anderson 2
P Anthony DeSclafani 1
P Tom Koehler 1
P Ryan Vogelsong 1
BE Freddy Galvis 2
BE Rubby De La Rosa 1
BE Juan Uribe 1
BE Odrisamer Despaigne 1
BE Travis Wood 1
BE Eric Stults 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

Chicago Billy Goats
C Travis d’Arnaud 2
1B Michael Morse 13
2B Arismendy Alcantara 1
3B Todd Frazier 18
SS Jung Ho Kang 6
2B/SS Enrique Hernandez 1
1B/3B Ryan Zimmerman 21
OF Juan Lagares 6
OF Marcell Ozuna 6
OF Wil Myers 16
OF Starling Marte 35
OF Norichika Aoki 11
UTIL Yasmany Tomas 11
UTIL Darin Ruf 1
P Jon Gray 1
P Jason Hammel 5
P Jimmy Nelson 2
P Stephen Strasburg 31
P Adam Wainwright 25
P Jon Lester 29
P Mat Latos 17
P Aaron Barrett 1
P Tony Cingrani 1
BE Jeremy Hellickson 1
BE Charlie Morton 1
BE Jeff Locke 1
BE Rymer Liriano 1
BE Rafael Montero 1
BE Mike Foltynewicz 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

Milwaukee Talkies
C Jonathan Lucroy 7
1B Freddie Freeman 22
2B Kolten Wong 6
3B Nolan Arenado 18
SS Ian Desmond 25
2B/SS DJ LeMahieu 3
1B/3B Yonder Alonso 5
OF Justin Upton 38
OF Jay Bruce 21
OF Angel Pagan 5
OF Michael Cuddyer 12
OF Dexter Fowler 9
UTIL Brandon Phillips 6
UTIL Jake Lamb 1
P Jordan Zimmermann 6
P Mark Melancon 12
P Henderson Alvarez 7
P Wily Peralta 6
P Doug Fister 7
P Hyun-Jin Ryu 10
P James Shields 28
P Sergio Romo 5
P Josh Collmenter 1
BE Gregor Blanco 1
BE Alen Hanson 1
BE Brad Ziegler 1
BE Braden Shipley 1
BE Jordan Lyles 1
BE Ichiro Suzuki 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

New York Mutts
C Derek Norris 3
1B Tyler Moore 1
2B Alexi Amarista 3
3B Kris Bryant 7
SS Starlin Castro 16
2B/SS Jean Segura 11
1B/3B Matt Carpenter 22
OF Jorge Soler 4
OF Joc Pederson 20
OF Charlie Blackmon 6
OF Ryan Braun 33
OF Randal Grichuk 2
UTIL Mike Olt 1
UTIL Adeiny Hechavarria 1
P Noah Syndergaard 6
P Michael Wacha 20
P Daniel Hudson 1
P Andrew Cashner 6
P Zack Wheeler 4
P Matt Harvey 25
P Joaquin Benoit 13
P Francisco Rodriguez 6
P Clayton Kershaw 44
BE Aaron Harang 2
BE Bartolo Colon 2
BE Jeurys Familia 2
BE Rafael Soriano 2
BE Andre Ethier 2
BE Yangervis Solarte 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

Florida Day Laborers
C Wilin Rosario 5
1B Adrian Gonzalez 28
2B Dee Gordon 7
3B Martin Prado 16
SS Corey Seager 1
2B/SS Jhonny Peralta 12
1B/3B Mark Trumbo 16
OF Billy Hamilton 1
OF Carlos Gomez 36
OF Jason Heyward 23
OF Matt Kemp 27
OF Denard Span 9
UTIL Marlon Byrd 8
UTIL Addison Russell 5
P Julio Teheran 6
P Aroldis Chapman 21
P Jake Arrieta 8
P John Lackey 9
P Tim Lincecum 2
P A.J. Burnett 3
P Jonathon Niese 6
P Dan Haren 2
P Tony Watson 2
BE Yunel Escobar 1
BE Lucas Giolito 2
BE Evan Marshall 1
BE Julio Urias 2
BE Nick Ahmed 1
BE Hunter Renfroe 1
Total: 261
Remaining: 5

San Diego Beagles
C Nick Hundley 1
1B Matt Adams 1
2B Scooter Gennett 11
3B Mark Reynolds 1
SS Javier Baez 1
2B/SS Danny Espinosa 1
1B/3B Brayan Pena 1
OF Gregory Polanco 13
OF Will Venable 1
OF Chris Denorfia 1
OF Brandon Barnes 1
OF Grady Sizemore 1
UTIL Francisco Cervelli 1
UTIL Welington Castillo 1
P Gerrit Cole 7
P Trevor Rosenthal 6
P Lance Lynn 11
P Mike Fiers 4
P Matt Cain 13
P Jarred Cosart 1
P Vance Worley 1
P Yusmeiro Petit 1
P Marco Gonzales 1
BE Casey Janssen 1
BE Raisel Iglesias 1
BE Neil Ramirez 1
BE A.J. Pierzynski 1
BE Tsuyoshi Wada 1
BE Eddie Butler 1
Total: 87
Remaining: 179

Cincinnati Hott Schotts
C Wilson Ramos 10
1B Anthony Rizzo 10
2B Anthony Rendon 37
3B David Wright 22
SS Jimmy Rollins 17
2B/SS Howie Kendrick 14
1B/3B Justin Morneau 7

OF Eric Young Jr. 1
OF Carl Crawford 9
OF Curtis Granderson 10
OF Nick Markakis 10
OF Gerardo Parra 1
UTIL Chase Utley 15
UTIL Neil Walker 15

P Francisco Liriano 8
P Craig Kimbrel 17
P Alex Wood 5
P Jacob deGrom 23
P Ken Giles 8
P Hector Rondon 2
P Ian Kennedy 16
P Tanner Roark 2
P Brett Anderson 1
BE Ender Inciarte 1
BE Kyle Kendrick 1
BE Alberto Callaspo 1
BE Tommy Medica 1
BE Dale Thayer 1
BE Andrew Lambo 1
Total: 266
Remaining: 0

Photo courtesy of Mike