As I have posted before, I am in an auction keeper league with 15 other teams. We can select from either league with 16 hitters (2x C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS 5x OF 1 U) and 10 pitchers (4 SP, 2 P, 4 RP) and a bench of up to 8. Between keepers and drafted players, your total draft day salary can be up to $300. Once you start picking up FAs (priced at $10), there is no maximuim on your salary. Contracts are for 3 years and the last year includes a $10 escalation (Yrs 1 and 2 I can have Beckett for $18 but year 3 he will be $28). We use a 6 hitting categories (avg; slg; obp; HRs; RPs (R+RBI-HR); SBs) and 4 pitching categories for scoring (Ws, SVs, Ks, ERA (1.5x); WHIP (1.5x) for scoring with the best team receiving 16 points in each category and the worst team getting 1 excpet for ERA and WHIP where you get 24 to 1.5.

So as I start to prepare for this year's auction, how should I start to put an auction value on players based on their projections for 2008? How do you factor in the fact that I am going to only have between 190 and 200 to spend at the auction due to my keeper decisions? Does this really have an impact on the values of "non-keepers"?

Thanks in advance,

Bruiser