Mock DraftsDecember 14, 2005


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December Mock Auction

By Arlo Vander

The great thing about auctions is that no two are alike. Like a fingerprint, every auction has its own unique patterns, and owners have to be flexible and adapt on the fly. To help you prepare for your own 2006 auctions, here are the dollars values – from high-priced superstars to several fantastic $1 or $2 bargains – bid in an early mock in which fourteen fantasy buffs with varying auction experience tried to assemble the best rosters on a $260 budget.

Three elite hitters – Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols, and Vladimir Guerrero – cracked the $50 barrier in this one, while Minnesota’s Johan Santana topped all pitchers at an even $40. With such high prices being paid for the game’s superstars, that left plenty of bargains available for cost-conscious bidders…

PlayerPositionTeamDollar Value
Alex Rodriguez3BNYA$52
Albert Pujols1BStL$50
Vladimir GuerreroOFAna$50
Miguel Cabrera3B/OFFla$45
Mark Teixeira1BTex$44
Manny RamirezOFBos$40
Johan SantanaSPMin$40
Alfonso Soriano2BTex$37
Miguel TejadaSSBal$37
Adam Dunn1B/OFCin$35
David OrtizDHBOS$35
Jason BayOFPit$35
Derrek Lee1BChN$34
Aramis Ramirez3BChN$34
David Wright3BNYN$34
Bobby AbreuOFPhi$34
Carl CrawfordOFTB$34
Gary SheffieldOFNYA$32
Chase Utley2BPhi$31
Michael YoungSSTex$31
Todd Helton1BCol$30
Roy OswaltSPHou$30
Chone Figgins2B/3B/OFAna$29
Andruw JonesOFAtl$29
Carlos BeltranOFNYN$29
Jake PeavySPSD$29
Roy HalladaySPTor$29
Lance Berkman1B/OFHou$28
Chris CarpenterSPStL$28
Pedro MartinezSPNYN$28
Victor MartinezCCle$27
Ryan Howard1BPhi$27
Hank Blalock3BTex$27
Carlos Delgado1BFla$26
Grady SizemoreOFCle$26
Mark PriorSPChN$26
Richie Sexson1BSea$25
Scott Rolen3BStL$25
Hideki MatsuiOFNYA$25
Rich HardenSPOak$25
Mariano RiveraRPNYA$25
Derek JeterSSNYA$24
Carlos LeeOFMil$24
Dontrelle WillisSPFla$24
Felix HernandezSPSea$24
Travis HafnerDHCle$23
Carlos ZambranoSPChN$23
Randy JohnsonSPNYA$23
Paul Konerko1BChA$22
Jeff Kent2BLA$22
Melvin Mora3BBal$22
IchiroOFSea$22
Ben SheetsSPMil$22
Josh BeckettSPFla$22
Ivan RodriguezCDet$21
Jose ReyesSSNYN$21
Johnny DamonOFBos$21
Francisco RodriguezRPAna$21
Brad LidgeRPHou$21
Jason VaritekCBos$20
Joe MauerCMin$20
Jorge Cantu2B/3BTB$20
Brian Roberts2BBal$20
Jhonny PeraltaSSCle$20
Joe NathanRPMin$20
Eric GagneRPLA$20
Troy Glaus3BAri$19
Barry BondsOFSF$19
Juan PierreOFFla$19
Brian GilesOFSD$19
Tim HudsonSPAtl$19
Jim Thome1BPhi$18
Eric Chavez3BOak$18
Chipper Jones3BAtl$18
Bobby CrosbySSOak$18
Aubrey Huff1B/OFTB$18
Mark MulderSPStL$18
Jim EdmondsOFStL$17
Huston StreetRPOak$17
Morgan Ensberg3BHou$16
Clint BarmesSSCol$16
Magglio OrdonezOFDet$16
Jeremy BondermanSPDet$16
Joe BlantonSPOak$16
Jason IsringhausenRPStL$16
Rickie Weeks2BMil$15
Marcus Giles2BAtl$15
Rafael FurcalSSLA$15
Jimmy RollinsSSPhi$15
Julio LugoSSTB$15
Vernon WellsOFTor$15
Pat BurrellOFPhi$15
Andy PettitteSPHou$15
Trevor HoffmanRPSD$15
Billy WagnerRPNYN$15
Adrian Beltre3BSea$14
Felipe LopezSSCin$14
Matt HollidayOFCol$14
Coco CrispOFCle$14
Zach DukeSPPit$14
Freddy GarciaSPChA$14
Chad CorderoRPWas$14
Bobby JenksRPChA$14
Robinson Cano2BNYA$13
Jeff FrancoeurOFAtl$13
Jose GuillenOFWas$13
Cliff FloydOFNYN$13
CC SabathiaSPCle$13
Ben MolinaCAna$12
Justin Morneau1BMin$12
Khalil GreeneSSSD$12
Kevin MenchOFTex$12
Willy TaverasOFHou$12
John PattersonSPWas$12
Jon GarlandSPChA$12
Dan HarenSPOak$12
AJ BurnettSPTor$12
Jorge PosadaCNYA$11
Chris Shelton1BDet$11
Jason Giambi1BNYA$11
Nomar GarciapparraSSChN$11
Ken Griffey Jr.OFCin$11
Jonny GomesOFTB$11
Garret AndersonOFAna$11
Jason LaneOFHou$11
Barry ZitoSPOak$11
Jason SchmidtSPSF$11
Tadahito Iguchi2BCHA$10
Placido Polanco2BDet$10
Jermaine DyeOFChA$10
John SmoltzSPAtl$10
Cliff LeeSPCle$10
Brett MyersSPPhi$10
Mark BuehrleSPChA$10
Kerry WoodSPChN$10
Keith FoulkeRPBos$10
Derrick TurnbowRPMil$10
Mike PiazzaCNVN$9
Prince Fielder1BMil$9
JD DrewOFLA$9
Jeromy BurnitzOFChN$9
Chris CapuanoSPMil$9
Brandon WebbSPAri$9
Oliver PerezSPPit$9
Ryan DempsterRPChN$9
Danys BaezRPTB$9
Mike MacDougalRPKC$9
AJ PierzynskiCCHA$8
Randy WinnOFSF$8
Erik BedardSPBal$8
Francisco CorderoRPTex$8
Armando BenitezRPSF$8
Todd JonesRPFla$8
Eddie GuardadoRPSea$8
Javy LopezCBal$7
Chad Tracy1B/OFAri$7
Shawn GreenOFAri$7
Mark Ellis2BOak$7
Edgar RenteriaSSBos$7
Wily Mo PenaOFCin$7
Rocco BaldelliOFTB$7
Noah LowrySPSF$7
Greg MadduxSPChN$7
Matt MorrisSPStL$7
Brian FuentesRPCol$7
Ramon HernandezCSD$6
Dan Johnson1BOak$6
Ray Durham2BSF$6
Jose Vidro2BWas$6
Bill Hall2B/3B/SSMil$6
David EcksteinSSStL$6
Milton BradleyOFLA$6
Aaron RowandOFChA$6
Torii HunterOFMin$6
Mike MussinaSPNYA$6
John LackeySPAna$6
Kevin MillwoodSPCle$6
Javier VasquezSPAri$6
Scot ShieldsRPAna$6
Rod BarajasCTex$5
Lyle Overbay1BMil$5
Craig Biggio2BHou$5
Carlos GuillenSSDet$5
Geoff JenkinsOFMil$5
Joey GathrightOFTB$5
David DellucciOFTex$5
Nick SwisherOFOak$5
Livan HernandezSPWas$5
Brad PennySPLA$5
Daniel CabreraSPBal$5
Gustavo ChacinSPTor$5
Jose ContrerasSPChA$5
Jose ValverdeRPAri$5
Fernando RodneyRPDet$5
Paul LoDucaCFla$4
Sean Casey1BPit$4
Garrett Atkins3BCol$4
Trot NixonOFBos$4
Shawn ChaconSPNYA$4
Derek LoweSPLA$4
Doug DavisSPMil$4
Adam EatonSPSD$4
Kris BensonSPNYN$4
Brandon McCarthySPChA$4
Joe Crede3BChA$3
Juan UribeSSChA$3
Mike CameronOFNYN$3
Corey PattersonOFChN$3
Frank CatalanottoOFTor$3
Luis GonzalezOFAri$3
Moises AlouOFSF$3
Jonathan PapelbonSPBos$3
Matt ClementSPBos$3
Zack GreinkeSPKC$3
Jeff WeaverSPLA$3
Anthony ReyesSPStL$3
Tom GlavineSPNYN$3
Juan RinconRPMin$3
Scott LinebrinkRPSD$3
Braden LooperRPNYN$3
Octavio DotelRPOak$3
Yadier MolinaCStL$2
Jason KendallCOak$2
Brian McCannCAtl$2
Dmitri Young1B/OFDet$2
Ryan Zimmerman3BWas$2
Edwin Encarnacion3BCin$2
JJ HardySSMil$2
Richard HidalgoOFTex$2
Brady ClarkOFMil$2
Ted LillySPTor$2
Chien Ming WangSPNYA$2
Nate RobertsonSPDet$2
Carl PavanoSPNYA$2
Matt CainSPSF$2
Craig HansenRPBos$2
Dustin HermansonRPChA$2
Ryan MadsonRPPhi$2
Miguel BatistaRPTor$2
Mike GonzalezRPPit$2
Chris RayRPBal$2
Kenji JohjimaCSea$1
Mike LieberthalCPhi$1
Dioner NavarroCLA$1
Michael BarrettCChN$1
Tony Clark1BAri$1
Darin Erstad1BAna$1
Pedro Feliz1B/3B/OFSF$1
Ryan Freel2B/OFCin$1
Ronnie Belliard2BCle$1
Jose Castillo2BPit$1
Adam Kennedy2BAna$1
Mark Loretta2BSD$1
Kevin Youkilis3BBos$1
Mike Lowell3BBos$1
Aaron Boone3BCle$1
Shea Hillenbrand1B/3BTor$1
Omar VizquelSSSF$1
BJ UptonSSTB$1
Angel BerroaSSKC$1
Jay GibbonsOFBal$1
Reed JohnsonOFTor$1
Lew FordOFMin$1
Jeremy ReedOFSea$1
Reggie SandersOFStL$1
Emil BrownOFKC$1
Jacque JonesOFMin$1
Jeremy HermidaOFFla$1
Curtis GrandersonOFDet$1
Jay PaytonOFOak$1
Alexis RiosOFTor$1
Juan EncarnacionOFFla$1
David DeJesusOFKC$1
Alex SanchezOFSF$1
Eric ByrnesOFBal$1
Frank ThomasDHChA$1
Jorge SosaSPAtl$1
Aaron HarangSPCin$1
Bruce ChenSPBal$1
Steve TrachselSPNYN$1
Scott OlsenSPFla$1
Jake WestbrookSPCle$1
Tim WakefieldSPBos$1
Jason VargasSPFla$1
Jarrod WashburnSPAna$1
Jon LieberSPPhi$1
Josh TowersSPTor$1
Esteban LoaizaSPWas$1
David WellsSPBos$1
Bronson ArroyoSPBos$1
Hector CarrascoRPAna$1
JJ PutzRPSea$1
Mike TimlinRPBos$1
Scott EyreRPChN$1
Chad OrvellaRPTB$1
Jorge JulioRPBal$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:

chadlincoln, Cleveland Steamers, Comrade Antelope, Copperheads, cordscords, dyuen87, grammysboy, irishdude103, J35J, kevinms33, logan, Pogotheostrich, pokerplaya, thomasps3

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