Mock DraftsJanuary 9, 2006


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Mock Auction

By Arlo Vander

Will Ichiro be more expensive than Barry Bonds this year? How much of your precious $260 budget will you have to spend to add Jake Peavy to your roster in this year’s auctions? At which positions are the salary dropoffs most profound? Which players will still be around when dollar days kick in?

With each auction having its own entirely unique character, there’s no single definitive answer to these questions, but if you’re planning on participating in an auction yourself, it certainly doesn’t hurt to take a look at how other owners spent their budgets. To help you prepare for the upcoming season, here’s a look at the complete results of a highly interesting ten-team mixed auction. From high-price superstars to $1 sleepers, there’s a lot of food for thought here…

PlayerPositionTeamDollar Value
Alex Rodriguez3BNYA$51
Albert Pujols1BStL$50
Vladimir GuerreroOFAna$45
David OrtizDHBOS$45
Manny RamirezOFBos$43
Johan SantanaSPMin$40
Jason BayOFPit$38
Mark Teixeira1BTex$37
Alfonso Soriano2BWas$36
Bobby AbreuOFPhi$36
Carl CrawfordOFTB$36
Jake PeavySPSD$36
Miguel Cabrera3B/OFFla$35
Miguel TejadaSSBal$35
David Wright3BNYN$34
Derrek Lee1BChN$32
Ben SheetsSPMil$31
Chase Utley2BPhi$30
Aramis Ramirez3BChN$30
Roy OswaltSPHou$30
Chris CarpenterSPStL$29
Derek JeterSSNYA$28
Michael YoungSSTex$28
Pedro MartinezSPNYN$28
Travis HafnerDHCle$28
Todd Helton1BCol$27
Paul Konerko1BChA$27
Chone Figgins2B/3B/OFAna$27
Andruw JonesOFAtl$27
Roy HalladaySPTor$27
Gary SheffieldOFNYA$26
Rich HardenSPOak$26
Carlos ZambranoSPChN$26
Victor MartinezCCle$25
Adam Dunn1B/OFCin$25
Carlos BeltranOFNYN$25
IchiroOFSea$25
Andy PettitteSPHou$25
Scott PodsednikOFChA$24
Mark PriorSPChN$24
Jose ReyesSSNYN$23
Carlos LeeOFMil$23
Randy JohnsonSPNYA$23
Mariano RiveraRPNYA$23
Lance Berkman1B/OFHou$22
Morgan Ensberg3BHou$22
Barry BondsOFSF$22
Felix HernandezSPSea$22
Carlos Delgado1BNYN$21
Juan PierreOFChN$21
Grady SizemoreOFCle$21
Dontrelle WillisSPFla$21
Eric Chavez3BOak$20
Scott Rolen3BStL$20
Jim EdmondsOFStL$20
Vernon WellsOFTor$20
Josh BeckettSPBos$20
Billy WagnerRPNYN$20
Jimmy RollinsSSPhi$19
Hideki MatsuiOFNYA$19
Hank Blalock3BTex$18
Francisco RodriguezRPAna$18
BJ RyanRPTor$18
Joe MauerCMin$17
Ryan Howard1BPhi$17
Richie Sexson1BSea$17
Jorge Cantu2B/3BTB$17
Rafael FurcalSSLA$17
Johnny DamonOFNYA$17
Ken Griffey Jr.OFCin$17
AJ BurnettSPTor$17
Brad LidgeRPHou$17
Joe NathanRPMin$17
Jeff Kent2BLA$16
Rickie Weeks2BMil$16
Melvin Mora3BBal$16
John SmoltzSPAtl$16
Barry ZitoSPOak$16
Bobby JenksRPChA$16
Huston StreetRPOak$16
Jason VaritekCBos$15
Aubrey Huff1B/OFTB$15
Jim Thome1BChA$15
Clint BarmesSSCol$15
Jhonny PeraltaSSCle$15
Matt HollidayOFCol$15
Mark BuehrleSPChA$15
John LackeySPAna$15
Chad CorderoRPWas$15
Javy LopezCBal$14
Brian GilesOFSD$14
Tim HudsonSPAtl$14
Jason SchmidtSPSF$14
Coco CrispOFCle$13
Roger ClemensSPHou$13
Bartolo ColonSPAna$13
Noah LowrySPSF$13
John PattersonSPWas$13
Trevor HoffmanRPSD$13
Jason IsringhausenRPStL$13
Jason Giambi1BNYA$12
Justin Morneau1BMin$12
Chipper Jones3BAtl$12
Francisco CorderoRPTex$12
Eric GagneRPLA$12
Tom GordonRPPhi$12
Derrick TurnbowRPMil$12
Mark Loretta2BBos$11
Jhonny PeraltaSSCle$11
Edgar RenteriaSSAtl$11
Freddy GarciaSPChA$11
Brett MyersSPPhi$11
Brandon WebbSPAri$11
Armando BenitezRPSF$11
Tadahito Iguchi2BCHA$10
Brian Roberts2BBal$10
Adrian Beltre3BSea$10
Cliff FloydOFNYN$10
Randy WinnOFSF$10
Javier VasquezSPAri$10
Kerry WoodSPChN$10
Prince Fielder1BMil$9
Marcus Giles2BAtl$9
Willy TaverasOFHou$9
Matt CainSPSF$9
Dan HarenSPOak$9
CC SabathiaSPCle$9
Danys BaezRPTB$9
Mike GonzalezRPPit$9
Ryan Freel2B/OFCin$8
Nomar GarciapparraSSChN$8
Julio LugoSSTB$8
Pat BurrellOFPhi$8
Magglio OrdonezOFDet$8
Brad WilkersonOFTex$8
Cliff LeeSPCle$8
Ryan DempsterRPChN$8
Keith FoulkeRPBos$8
Eddie GuardadoRPSea$8
Jose ValverdeRPAri$8
Robinson Cano2BNYA$7
Troy Glaus3BTor$7
Felipe LopezSSCin$7
Torii HunterOFMin$7
Reggie SandersOFStL$7
Jeremy BondermanSPDet$7
Chris CapuanoSPMil$7
Matt ClementSPBos$7
Zach DukeSPPit$7
Kevin MillwoodSPTex$7
Mike MussinaSPNYA$7
Brian FuentesRPCol$7
Todd JonesRPDet$7
Mike MacDougalRPKC$7
Bob WickmanRPCle$7
Ramon HernandezCBal$6
Mike PiazzaCNVN$6
Ivan RodriguezCDet$6
Chad Tracy1B/OFAri$6
Garret AndersonOFAna$6
Jose GuillenOFWas$6
Jeremy HermidaOFFla$6
Geoff JenkinsOFMil$6
Jason LaneOFHou$6
Jose ContrerasSPChA$6
Doug DavisSPMil$6
Jon GarlandSPChA$6
Mark MulderSPStL$6
Jeff WeaverSPLA$6
Scot ShieldsRPAna$6
Kenji JohjimaCSea$5
Brian McCannCAtl$5
Jorge PosadaCNYA$5
Chris Shelton1BDet$5
Joe Crede3BChA$5
Bobby CrosbySSOak$5
Jeff FrancoeurOFAtl$5
Gustavo ChacinSPTor$5
Scott KazmirSPTB$5
Jon LieberSPPhi$5
Francisco LirianoSPMin$5
Oliver PerezSPPit$5
Curt SchillingSPBos$5
Michael BarrettCChN$4
Lyle Overbay1BTor$4
Bill Hall2B/3B/SSMil$4
JJ HardySSMil$4
Joey GathrightOFTB$4
Daniel CabreraSPBal$4
Esteban LoaizaSPOak$4
Jonathan PapelbonSPBos$4
Brad PennySPLA$4
Casey Kotchman1BAna$3
Ray Durham2BSF$3
Placido Polanco2BDet$3
Mike Lowell3BBos$3
Rocco BaldelliOFTB$3
Joe BlantonSPOak$3
Kelvim EscobarSPAna$3
Livan HernandezSPWas$3
Matt MorrisSPSF$3
Odalis PerezSPLA$3
Brad RadkeSPMin$3
Chien-Ming WangSPNYA$3
Jesse CrainRPMin$3
Chris RayRPBal$3
Paul LoDucaCNYN$2
AJ PierzynskiCCHA$2
Ronnie Belliard2BCle$2
Emil BrownOFKC$2
JD DrewOFLA$2
Jermaine DyeOFChA$2
Shawn GreenOFAri$2
Nick SwisherOFOak$2
Preston WilsonOFWas$2
Shawn ChaconSPNYA$2
Zack GreinkeSPKC$2
Justin VerlanderSPDet$2
Tim WakefieldSPBos$2
Chris YoungSPSD$2
Chad OrvellaRPTB$2
Rod BarajasCTex$1
Luis Castillo2BMin$1
Ian Kinsler2BTex$1
Khalil GreeneSSSD$1
Carlos GuillenSSDet$1
Omar VizquelSSSF$1
Garrett Atkins3BCol$1
David DeJesusOFKC$1
Jacque JonesOFChN$1
Kevin MenchOFTex$1
Matt MurtonOFChN$1
Xavier NadyOFNYN$1
Jay PaytonOFOak$1
Adam EatonSPTex$1
Greg MadduxSPChN$1
Carl PavanoSPNYA$1
Miguel BatistaRPAri$1
Scott LinebrinkRPSD$1
Fernando RodneyRPDet$1

(Notes: 5×5 roto scoring was assumed for this mock. Players’ teams are current through the time of the draft, but may of course change during the offseason.)

Acknowledgments
Many thanks to to the following fantasy veterans for sharing their strategies in this mock:

Another Blown Save, Bandit, BigLebowski, BronXBombers51, Cleveland Steamers, luckygehrig, rob0417, ScarletP, silverZ, whoseyourdaddy12, zergeR

You can catch up with these drafters and many other fantasy experts in the Cafe’s forums.

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