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Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby lyons595 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 3:22 pm

Our league grew from 10 to 14 to 16 over the past 3 years. We are doing an auction draft this year for the first time. I need some help with player values. We have small rosters (18 players, 1 DL spot) and a salary cap of $260. Cats are standard 5x5 plus OBP and QS. h2h format. No keepers.

Any general guidance? Do guys go for more since the league is so big? Or do they go for the same as the rosters are small and the overall number of players is smaller? Does position take priority (there are only so many decent SS)?? Thanks.
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:05 pm

What are the rosters spots?
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby lyons595 » Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:04 pm

ESPN, weekly h2h, 16 team, 4 RP max, daily lineup moves. Cats: 5x5 plus OBP and QS. Non-keeper. I like to stream SP weekly so I am looking at $200 on offense and $60 for pitching ($15 for a stud closer, $15x2 for 2 solid SP, and then fill in the rest).

C
1B
2B
3B
SS
OF x 3
UTIL
DL x 1

P x 6 (max 4 RP)
Bench x 3
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby lane_anasazi2 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:05 am

Generally I'd say guys go for a little less since you're increasing the number of players taken without increasing the budget.

Starting pitching will probably be WAY undervalued if you only have 6 P spots. I could see going contrarian in this league and doing a pitching heavy strategy. Then again, H2H with daily lineup changes is probably the worst format for this. In a weekly roto league with these settings I think you'd see Halladay, Felix and Lincecum all go $50+, and rightly so as they'd give you a massive advantage with QS thrown in.

In your league, maybe not so much.
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby lyons595 » Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:52 am

Bump. WHIR 100%.

I'm leaning toward a position scarcity plan. Even if I end up with multiple guys at one position, I can make trades to fill in gaps. Does this work in an auction?? Thanks is advance.
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby REBEL5 AC » Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:34 am

Guys will go for more considering there are limited amount of studs. Teams will either have one or two studs with the rest being 1-5 dollar players or others will be filled with 10-15 dollar players.

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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby lyons595 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:35 pm

Bump...draft is on MOnday. Looking for a few more tips. Thanks a lot everyone.

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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby ryetoast93 » Sun Mar 27, 2011 11:34 am

I like the strategy a lot, especially pitching wise. All i can say is that if you feel that someone is too much, then they probably are. Be smart and stick to your strategy, and you'll be alright. Sorry I can't say any more, I'm not a big auction guy. Thanks for the help on mine!
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. WHIR

Postby sigriffey » Sun Mar 27, 2011 4:32 pm

Try not to overpay for guys who offer skills you can get for cheap (for example, speed demons are easier to find for cheap later than power hitters). If you do pay for SP, I would pay up more for the guys who are elite with K's.
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Re: Player Value in 16 team Auction Draft. UPDATE

Postby lyons595 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:32 am

Just drafted. Looks pretty good.

ESPN, h2h, 16 team, 3 RP max, daily. Cats: standard 5x5 plus OBP, QS. Non-keeper. I stream SP weekly, but maybe not this year. I got some good SP for cheap.

C John Buck
1B Paul Konerko
2B Brian Roberts
3B David Wright
SS Troy Tulowitzki
OF Colby Rasmus
OF Delmon Young
OF Corey Hart
UTIL Vlad Guerrero
Bench Derek Lee
Bench Ty Wiggington

SP Clay Buchholz
SP Brett Anderson
SP Shaun Marcum
SP Brian Matusz
RP Chris Perez
RP Matt Thornton
RP Jose Valverde
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