Auction Wednesday

MDS drafted in two auctions today… the first, a 14 team H2H mixed league: the Roto Arcade Pro-Am hosted by Andy Behrens. I believe there will be a post-draft Q&A, so I’ll wait for that to discuss my team. The second auction draft was for a 12 team NL-Only league with NFCB style rosters. I went in knowing every team wouldn’t be able to field starters at each position, so my main goal was to fill up my hitters before spending too much on pitching. Finding At Bats can be frustrating in a deep league like this. I wanted to turn the general $180-$80 (hitting to pitching) budget into a $190-$70 budget, but it ended up being a $228-$27 split. My pitching is verrry sketchy, but everyone is going to have holes in a deep league like this and a few others have iffy pitching. I should be able to work around the issue. The (CBS) league has no max IP limit so if my ERA & WHIP are really that bad, I can stream Wins & K. Lame tactic, but those are the rules.

C Jeff Clement (8)
C Ivan Rodriguez (3)
1B Ryan Howard (42)
3B Chipper Jones (14)
CI Adam Laroche (15)
2B Chase Utley (41)
SS Everth Cabrera (12)
MI David Eckstein (RES)
OF Andrew McCutchen (21)
OF Nyjer Morgan (22)
OF Conor Jackson (16)
OF Jeff Francoeur (6)
OF Kyle Blanks (15)
UT Cameron Maybin (12)

P Carlos Marmol (15)
P Takashi Saito (1)
P Sean Burnett (RES)
P Takahashi Hisanori (RES)
P J.A. Happ (4)
P Kenshin Kawakami (2)
P John Lannan (1)
P Tom Gorzellany (1)
P Matt Maloney (1)

RES Drew Storen (1)
RES Madison Bumgarner (1)
RES Rick Vandenhurk
RES Ramon Ortiz
RES Jamie Moyer
RES Christian Guzman (1)

I’m happy with my hitting. I didn’t like paying $15 for a closer, but I waited until it was down to Marmol, Capps and Dotel. After watching Cordero go for $17, Qualls go for $18, Franklin go for $17, KRod go for $18, I was happy to buy Marmol. Capps ended up going for $8 and Dotel went for $10. Billy Wagner is sure to keel over, so Saito should be good for some saves too. Storen could eventually take over for Capps. Yes J.A. Happ is my #1 SP and yes, I did dis him recently, but I paid $4 and the SP I had ranked around him were going for $7-$8. I waited forever for Nolasco to be nominated and then someone went to town and I couldn’t go to $25. I wish I would have went $21 on Wandy, $21 on Johnson, $22 on Ubaldo or $23 on Gallardo. I spent $10 on SP. I can’t imagine going into a draft planning this, but it happened. I’m not horribly disappointed with what I have, but maybe I am just in shock; it hasn’t fully set in that I have Jamie Moyer on my team. These are the numbers I had projected for these scrubs:

J.A. Happ 7.0 K/9, 1.30 WHIP, 4.50 ERA
Kenshin Kawakami 6.5 K/9, 1.35 WHIP, 4.45 ERA
Matt Maloney 6.9 K/9, 1.35 WHIP, 4.50 ERA
John Lannan 4.1 K/9, 1.35 WHIP, 4.15 ERA
Tom Gorzellany 7.0 K/9, 1.40 WHIP, 4.45 ERA
Ramon Ortiz 6.1 K/9, 1.35 WHIP, 4.50 ERA
Jamie Moyer 5.2 K/9, 1.35 WHIP, 4.55 ERA
Rick VandenHurk 7.6 K/9, 1.40 WHIP, 4.60 ERA
Madison Bumgarner 7.2 K/9, 1.30 WHIP, 3.85 ERA