FB365 Leagues: H2H Auction Draft

On Monday night, the FB365 H2H auction draft was held. For at least a few of the contestents, this was their first auction draft. For me, it was an auto-draft draft due to a last minute schedule change. However, I did get some good advice from one member of the league as to how to go about pre-ranking the players. To avoid spending almost all my $260 budget on top-end players like Pujols, Tulo, etc, I actually excluded them from my list altogether, focusing more on second-and-third-teir players like Pedroia, McCann and Hanson. The strategy ended up working out fairly well, as I was quite surprised and happy witht the team I ended up with. 

Below are the draft results sorted by winning auction bid (highest to lowest). You’ll notice a lot of good bargains toward the final 10 rounds or so.

Pick Player Cost Team
4. Albert Pujols (StL – 1B) $56 Colorado True
6. Hanley Ramírez (Fla – SS) $51 Country Gentlemen
7. Troy Tulowitzki (Col – SS) $51 Joker in the Pack
18. Joey Votto (Cin – 1B) $48 Colorado True
9. Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) $47 Country Gentlemen
11. Robinson Canó (NYY – 2B) $46 Country Gentlemen
21. Adrián González (Bos – 1B) $45 Joker in the Pack
5. Miguel Cabrera (Det – 1B) $45 Country Gentlemen
19. Ryan Braun (Mil – OF) $42 Big Z’s Blowup
26. Carlos González (Col – OF) $41 The TalleyWhackers
2. Prince Fielder (Mil – 1B) $40 PEFS
27. Carl Crawford (Bos – OF) $40 Colorado True
17. Ryan Howard (Phi – 1B) $40 PEFS
30. David Wright (NYM – 3B) $39 Brian Wilson’s Beard
14. Josh Hamilton (Tex – OF) $39 Brian Wilson’s Beard
29. Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) $39 The TalleyWhackers
31. Ryan Zimmerman (Was – 3B) $38 Coco Puffs
10. Roy Halladay (Phi – P) $38 Big Z’s Blowup
28. Álex Rodríguez (NYY – 3B) $38 Coco Puffs
34. Matt Kemp (LAD – OF) $36 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
38. Matt Holliday (StL – OF) $36 The PED Sox
37. Kevin Youkilis (Bos – 1B) $33 Joker in the Pack
22. Tim Lincecum (SF – P) $32 PEFS
45. Shin-Soo Choo (Cle – OF) $32 Colorado True
16. Chase Utley (Phi – 2B) $32 Brian Wilson’s Beard
55. Justin Upton (Ari – OF) $31 The PED Sox
54. Andrew McCutchen (Pit – OF) $31 PEFS
13. Félix Hernández (Sea – P) $31 Colorado True
33. Dustin Pedroia (Bos – 2B) $31 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
43. Nelson Cruz (Tex – OF) $29 Country Gentlemen
25. Cliff Lee (Phi – P) $28 Dave
53. Adam Dunn (CWS – 1B) $28 Dave
42. José Reyes (NYM – SS) $28 The TalleyWhackers
61. Dan Uggla (Atl – 2B) $28 Big Z’s Blowup
44. Joe Mauer (Min – C) $27 Tyler B
41. José Bautista (Tor – 3B,OF) $27 Joker in the Pack
49. Ian Kinsler (Tex – 2B) $26 Coco Puffs
46. Zack Greinke (Mil – P) $25 Dave
57. Jon Lester (Bos – P) $25 Coco Puffs
56. Buster Posey (SF – C,1B) $25 Big Z’s Blowup
66. Clayton Kershaw (LAD – P) $25 Brian Wilson’s Beard
51. Jason Heyward (Atl – OF) $23 Brian Wilson’s Beard
62. Josh Johnson (Fla – P) $23 PEFS
32. Ichiro Suzuki (Sea – OF) $23 PEFS
78. Brandon Phillips (Cin – 2B) $23 Brian Wilson’s Beard
58. Billy Butler (KC – 1B) $22 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
39. Jimmy Rollins (Phi – SS) $22 Brian Wilson’s Beard
90. Andre Ethier (LAD – OF) $21 Big Z’s Blowup
47. Adrián Béltre (Tex – 3B) $21 Tyler B
74. Justin Verlander (Det – P) $21 The TalleyWhackers
59. Justin Morneau (Min – 1B) $21 The PED Sox
84. David Price (TB – P) $21 Big Z’s Blowup
91. Hunter Pence (Hou – OF) $20 The TalleyWhackers
89. Jayson Werth (Was – OF) $20 The TalleyWhackers
50. CC Sabathia (NYY – P) $20 The PED Sox
69. Derek Jeter (NYY – SS) $20 PEFS
81. Brian McCann (Atl – C) $20 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
86. Jay Bruce (Cin – OF) $20 Brian Wilson’s Beard
226. Omar Infante (Fla – 2B,3B,SS,OF) $20 Tyler B
85. Mat Latos (SD – P) $20 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
67. Víctor Martínez (Det – C,1B) $20 Joker in the Pack
65. Ubaldo Jiménez (Col – P) $19 PEFS
93. Alexei Ramírez (CWS – SS) $19 Tyler B
104. Jered Weaver (LAA – P) $19 Tyler B
12. Carlos Mármol (ChC – P) $19 Big Z’s Blowup
60. Kendrys Morales (LAA – 1B) $19 Coco Puffs
15. Jacoby Ellsbury (Bos – OF) $18 Joker in the Pack
24. Mariano Rivera (NYY – P) $18 Dave
87. Mike Stanton (Fla – OF) $17 Dave
102. Cole Hamels (Phi – P) $17 The PED Sox
97. Álex Ríos (CWS – OF) $17 Tyler B
83. Martín Prado (Atl – 2B,3B) $17 Tyler B
103. Tommy Hanson (Atl – P) $17 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
105. Francisco Liriano (Min – P) $16 The PED Sox
48. Brian Wilson (SF – P) $16 Joker in the Pack
40. Joakim Soria (KC – P) $16 Dave
79. Rickie Weeks (Mil – 2B) $16 Coco Puffs
36. Neftali Feliz (Tex – P) $15 Country Gentlemen
71. Aramis Ramírez (ChC – 3B) $15 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
115. Yovani Gallardo (Mil – P) $15 Dave
64. Mark Reynolds (Bal – 3B) $15 Dave
88. Roy Oswalt (Phi – P) $14 Dave
127. Chris Young (Ari – OF) $14 The PED Sox
113. Dan Haren (LAA – P) $14 The PED Sox
23. Shaun Marcum (Mil – P) $14 Coco Puffs
73. Carlos Santana (Cle – C) $14 Coco Puffs
70. Chris Carpenter (StL – P) $14 Coco Puffs
95. Delmon Young (Min – OF) $13 Brian Wilson’s Beard
98. Drew Stubbs (Cin – OF) $13 Colorado True
52. Aaron Hill (Tor – 2B) $13 Dave
72. Heath Bell (SD – P) $13 Coco Puffs
94. B.J. Upton (TB – OF) $13 Tyler B
126. Matt Cain (SF – P) $12 The TalleyWhackers
101. Shane Victorino (Phi – OF) $12 The TalleyWhackers
8. Rafael Soriano (NYY – P) $11 Colorado True
106. Colby Rasmus (StL – OF) $11 Coco Puffs
77. Jonathan Papelbon (Bos – P) $11 Tyler B
129. Max Scherzer (Det – P) $11 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
122. Stephen Drew (Ari – SS) $11 Dave
100. Carlos Quentin (CWS – OF) $11 Tyler B
82. Paul Konerko (CWS – 1B) $10 The PED Sox
35. Casey McGehee (Mil – 3B) $10 Tyler B
107. Pablo Sandoval (SF – 1B,3B) $10 The TalleyWhackers
114. Michael Young (Tex – 3B) $10 The PED Sox
92. Corey Hart (Mil – OF) $9 Coco Puffs
68. Matt Wieters (Bal – C) $9 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
96. Jonathan Broxton (LAD – P) $9 Joker in the Pack
99. Brian Roberts (Bal – 2B) $9 Joker in the Pack
109. Ben Zobrist (TB – 1B,2B,OF) $9 The TalleyWhackers
121. Kelly Johnson (Ari – 2B) $8 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
110. Curtis Granderson (NYY – OF) $8 Tyler B
174. Mike Napoli (Tex – C,1B) $8 Dave
117. Pedro Alvarez (Pit – 3B) $8 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
137. Vladimir Guerrero (Bal – OF) $8 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
124. Matt Thornton (CWS – P) $8 Dave
183. Ryan Raburn (Det – 2B,OF) $7 The PED Sox
128. Vernon Wells (LAA – OF) $7 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
132. Huston Street (Col – P) $7 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
20. Carlos Peña (ChC – 1B) $7 PEFS
108. Francisco Rodríguez (NYM – P) $7 Brian Wilson’s Beard
164. David Ortiz (Bos – Util) $7 The PED Sox
120. J.J. Putz (Ari – P) $7 The PED Sox
138. Chad Billingsley (LAD – P) $7 Big Z’s Blowup
112. Brandon Morrow (Tor – P) $7 Tyler B
143. Jason Bay (NYM – OF) $7 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
118. Nick Markakis (Bal – OF) $7 Big Z’s Blowup
116. Clay Buchholz (Bos – P) $7 Big Z’s Blowup
80. Chone Figgins (Sea – 2B) $7 The TalleyWhackers
119. Geovany Soto (ChC – C) $7 The TalleyWhackers
153. Wandy Rodríguez (Hou – P) $7 The TalleyWhackers
163. Nick Swisher (NYY – OF) $7 Tyler B
141. Brett Anderson (Oak – P) $6 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
151. Gordon Beckham (CWS – 2B) $6 The PED Sox
131. Torii Hunter (LAA – OF) $6 Joker in the Pack
135. John Axford (Mil – P) $6 Dave
177. Ricky Romero (Tor – P) $6 The TalleyWhackers
165. Josh Beckett (Bos – P) $6 The PED Sox
136. José Valverde (Det – P) $6 Dave
169. Jonathan Sánchez (SF – P) $5 The PED Sox
76. Drew Storen (Was – P) $5 PEFS
173. Ryan Dempster (ChC – P) $5 Big Z’s Blowup
167. Phil Hughes (NYY – P) $5 Big Z’s Blowup
130. Rafael Furcal (LAD – SS) $5 Big Z’s Blowup
123. Howie Kendrick (LAA – 1B,2B) $5 PEFS
3. Manny Ramírez (TB – OF) $5 Joker in the Pack
224. Danny Espinosa (Was – 2B) $5 The PED Sox
168. Joe Nathan (Min – P) $5 Dave
218. Fernando Rodney (LAA – P) $5 Tyler B
148. Ted Lilly (LAD – P) $5 Dave
133. Brett Gardner (NYY – OF) $5 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
111. Madison Bumgarner (SF – P) $5 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
231. Nate McLouth (Atl – OF) $5 Dave
159. Chris Pérez (Cle – P) $5 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
1. Mike Minor (Atl – P) $5 Coco Puffs
125. Elvis Andrus (Tex – SS) $5 The PED Sox
63. Jeremy Hellickson (TB – P) $5 Coco Puffs
152. Andrew Bailey (Oak – P) $4 The PED Sox
161. Adam Jones (Bal – OF) $4 Big Z’s Blowup
156. Ryan Franklin (StL – P) $4 Tyler B
200. Tim Hudson (Atl – P) $4 Tyler B
193. Jorge De La Rosa (Col – P) $4 Big Z’s Blowup
188. Daniel Hudson (Ari – P) $4 Tyler B
155. Neil Walker (Pit – 2B,3B) $4 Big Z’s Blowup
75. Carlos Zambrano (ChC – P) $4 Joker in the Pack
140. Ángel Pagán (NYM – OF) $4 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
144. Francisco Cordero (Cin – P) $4 The TalleyWhackers
147. Juan Pierre (CWS – OF) $4 The TalleyWhackers
139. Grady Sizemore (Cle – OF) $4 Big Z’s Blowup
149. Brad Lidge (Phi – P) $4 Tyler B
162. Aubrey Huff (SF – 1B,OF) $4 Country Gentlemen
150. Carlos Beltrán (NYM – OF) $3 Tyler B
134. Ian Desmond (Was – SS) $3 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
157. Bobby Abreu (LAA – OF) $3 The PED Sox
171. Rajai Davis (Tor – OF) $3 Country Gentlemen
175. Starlin Castro (ChC – SS) $3 Tyler B
170. Gio González (Oak – P) $3 Colorado True
191. Michael Cuddyer (Min – 1B,3B,OF) $3 Colorado True
181. Carlos Lee (Hou – 1B,OF) $3 The TalleyWhackers
212. Jhoulys Chacin (Col – P) $3 The PED Sox
180. Craig Kimbrel (Atl – P) $3 The PED Sox
142. Trevor Cahill (Oak – P) $3 The PED Sox
176. Jorge Posada (NYY – C) $3 The PED Sox
202. Adam LaRoche (Was – 1B) $3 Dave
189. Ricky Nolasco (Fla – P) $3 Big Z’s Blowup
194. Ike Davis (NYM – 1B) $3 Tyler B
146. Michael Bourn (Hou – OF) $3 Joker in the Pack
199. Andrés Torres (SF – OF) $3 Big Z’s Blowup
160. Colby Lewis (Tex – P) $3 Dave
172. Adam Lind (Tor – 1B,OF) $3 Dave
190. Luke Scott (Bal – 1B,OF) $3 Tyler B
184. Jason Kubel (Min – OF) $3 Dave
229. Aroldis Chapman (Cin – P) $2 Colorado True
225. Leo Núñez (Fla – P) $2 Colorado True
213. Joel Hanrahan (Pit – P) $2 Colorado True
207. C.J. Wilson (Tex – P) $2 Colorado True
166. Miguel Montero (Ari – C) $2 Colorado True
209. Sean Rodriguez (TB – 2B,CI,OF) $2 Colorado True
198. Domonic Brown (Phi – OF) $2 Tyler B
145. James McDonald (Pit – P) $2 Country Gentlemen
179. Tsuyoshi Nishioka (Min – 2B,SS) $2 Country Gentlemen
203. Mike Aviles (KC – 2B,SS) $2 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
195. Coco Crisp (Oak – OF) $2 Coco Puffs
187. David Aardsma (Sea – P) $2 Dave
186. Denard Span (Min – OF) $2 Big Z’s Blowup
185. Jose Tabata (Pit – OF) $2 Joker in the Pack
158. Ian Stewart (Col – 3B) $2 Brian Wilson’s Beard
178. Gaby Sánchez (Fla – 1B) $2 Tyler B
223. Matt Garza (ChC – P) $2 The PED Sox
182. John Danks (CWS – P) $2 The TalleyWhackers
154. Travis Snider (Tor – OF) $2 The PED Sox
248. Nyjer Morgan (Was – OF) $1 Coco Puffs
281. Jesus Montero (NYY – C) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
274. Mitch Moreland (Tex – 1B) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
267. Jason Frasor (Tor – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
260. Johnny Cueto (Cin – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
294. David Murphy (Tex – OF) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
265. Travis Wood (Cin – P) $1 Coco Puffs
272. Alcides Escobar (KC – SS) $1 Coco Puffs
310. Garrett Jones (Pit – 1B,OF) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
257. Jake McGee (TB – P) $1 Coco Puffs
304. Danny Valencia (Min – 3B) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
307. John Jaso (TB – C) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
239. Michael Pineda (Sea – P) $1 Coco Puffs
300. Magglio Ordóñez (Det – OF) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
288. Homer Bailey (Cin – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
277. Will Venable (SD – OF) $1 Colorado True
201. Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle – SS) $1 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
235. Edinson Vólquez (Cin – P) $1 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
244. Edwin Encarnación (Tor – 3B) $1 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
253. Alexi Ogando (Tex – P) $1 DetectiveJohnKimbrel
197. Derrek Lee (Bal – 1B) $1 Big Z’s Blowup
221. Yunel Escobar (Tor – SS) $1 Big Z’s Blowup
259. Tyler Clippard (Was – P) $1 Big Z’s Blowup
250. Scott Rolen (Cin – 3B) $1 Big Z’s Blowup
241. Daniel Bard (Bos – P) $1 Big Z’s Blowup
232. James Loney (LAD – 1B) $1 Big Z’s Blowup
296. Justin Masterson (Cle – P) $1 Colorado True
290. Bud Norris (Hou – P) $1 Colorado True
237. Koji Uehara (Bal – P) $1 Colorado True
227. Plácido Polanco (Phi – 2B,3B) $1 Colorado True
215. Brandon Webb (Tex – P) $1 Colorado True
205. Logan Morrison (Fla – OF) $1 Coco Puffs
246. Chris Sale (CWS – P) $1 Colorado True
255. Álex González (Atl – SS) $1 Colorado True
284. Kris Medlen (Atl – P) $1 Colorado True
251. James Shields (TB – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
270. Freddie Freeman (Atl – 1B) $1 Colorado True
263. Kyle Drabek (Tor – P) $1 Colorado True
217. Brian Matusz (Bal – P) $1 Coco Puffs
295. J.J. Hardy (Bal – SS) $1 PEFS
285. Bronson Arroyo (Cin – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
278. Kenley Jansen (LAD – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
291. Jed Lowrie (Bos – 2B,SS) $1 Country Gentlemen
297. Josh Willingham (Oak – OF) $1 Country Gentlemen
306. Jordan Walden (LAA – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
302. Aaron Harang (SD – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
271. Jonathon Niese (NYM – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
264. John Lackey (Bos – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
216. Dexter Fowler (Col – OF) $1 Country Gentlemen
204. Kurt Suzuki (Oak – C) $1 Country Gentlemen
228. Ty Wigginton (Col – 1B,2B,3B) $1 Country Gentlemen
238. Jordan Zimmermann (Was – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
256. Tim Stauffer (SD – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
247. Ian Kennedy (Ari – P) $1 Country Gentlemen
303. Alex Gordon (KC – 3B,OF) $1 Joker in the Pack
299. Justin Smoak (Sea – 1B) $1 Joker in the Pack
219. Austin Jackson (Det – OF) $1 Joker in the Pack
230. Lance Berkman (StL – 1B) $1 Joker in the Pack
309. Chris Iannetta (Col – C) $1 Country Gentlemen
196. Juan Uribe (LAD – 2B,3B,SS) $1 Dave
220. Edwin Jackson (CWS – P) $1 Dave
208. Kila Ka’aihue (KC – 1B) $1 Dave
240. Brett Myers (Hou – P) $1 Joker in the Pack
249. Hong-Chih Kuo (LAD – P) $1 Joker in the Pack
287. Eric Young (Col – 2B,OF) $1 Joker in the Pack
293. Peter Bourjos (LAA – OF) $1 Joker in the Pack
280. Jair Jurrjens (Atl – P) $1 Joker in the Pack
273. Brett Cecil (Tor – P) $1 Joker in the Pack
258. Evan Meek (Pit – P) $1 Joker in the Pack
266. Scott Baker (Min – P) $1 Joker in the Pack
214. Hiroki Kuroda (LAD – P) $1 The TalleyWhackers
236. Brandon Lyon (Hou – P) $1 The TalleyWhackers
308. Brandon League (Sea – P) $1 PEFS
311. Chris Johnson (Hou – 3B) $1 PEFS
305. Chris Coghlan (Fla – OF) $1 PEFS
301. Franklin Gutiérrez (Sea – OF) $1 PEFS
282. Clayton Richard (SD – P) $1 PEFS
289. Johan Santana (NYM – P) $1 PEFS
312. Chase Headley (SD – 3B) $1 PEFS
298. Derek Holland (Tex – P) $1 Coco Puffs
222. Jaime García (StL – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
233. Ervin Santana (LAA – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
210. Desmond Jennings (TB – OF) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard
279. Scott Downs (LAA – P) $1 Coco Puffs
292. Matt LaPorta (Cle – 1B,OF) $1 Coco Puffs
286. Brian Fuentes (Oak – P) $1 Coco Puffs
275. David Freese (StL – 3B) $1 PEFS
268. Ryan Doumit (Pit – C,OF) $1 PEFS
276. Anibal Sánchez (Fla – P) $1 The TalleyWhackers
283. Wade Davis (TB – P) $1 The TalleyWhackers
269. Reid Brignac (TB – 2B,SS) $1 The TalleyWhackers
262. Miguel Tejada (SF – 3B,SS) $1 The TalleyWhackers
245. Frank Francisco (Tor – P) $1 The TalleyWhackers
254. Kevin Gregg (Bal – P) $1 The TalleyWhackers
192. Alfonso Soriano (ChC – OF) $1 Country Gentlemen
206. Jake Peavy (CWS – P) $1 Tyler B
252. David DeJesús (Oak – OF) $1 PEFS
261. Raúl Ibañez (Phi – OF) $1 PEFS
243. Luke Gregerson (SD – P) $1 PEFS
234. Jonny Venters (Atl – P) $1 PEFS
211. Javier Vázquez (Fla – P) $1 PEFS
242. Gavin Floyd (CWS – P) $1 Brian Wilson’s Beard

My team ended up (via auto-draft)…

C Brian McCann
1B Billy Butler
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Aramis Ramirez
SS Ian Desmond
CI Pedro Alvarez
MI Kelly Johnson
OF Matt Kemp
OF Vernon Wells
OF Brett Gardner
OF Vladimir Guerrero
UT Jason Bay

SP Mat Latos
SP Tommy Hanson
SP Max Scherzer
SP Madison Bumgarner
SP Brett Anderson
SP Edinson Volquez
RP Houston Street
RP Chris Perez
RP Alexi Ogando 

BN Matt Wieters
BN Angel Pagan
BN Asdrubal Cabrera
BN Mike AViles
BN Edwin Encarnacion