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AL LABR Squad

The AL LABR auction took place at the Arizona Republic headquarters in Phoenix Saturday night. It's a 12-team AL-only 5 x 5 league. Here are the results. My squad is below:

Pos Player $ Comment
C Joe Mauer 19 Targeting batting average - thought he would go low-20s
C Victor Martinez 19 See Mauer above - too cheap
1B Justin Morneau 18 More than I though he'd cost, but see him as the pre-injury version now
2B Jurikson Profar 9 Was willing to go to 9, many avenues to playing time
3B Pedro Ciriaco 2 Last player bought - upset Scott Sizemore went for 3
SS Derek Jeter 17 Good price, but almost got him for 15 which would have been a steal
CI Paul Konerko 19 Not a target, but too much value here
MI Jed Lowrie 11 Value buy - expect him to see 450 productive at-bats
OF Will Myers 8 No real obstacles to playing time if he's ready
OF Josh Reddick 17 Pure value buy - no interest in him but thought he'd be low 20s
OF Michael Saunders 15 Thought it was value at the time, but regret this given how it affected rest of draft
OF Lorenzo Cain 15 Needed speed, thought the price was right
OF Jarrod Dyson 7 Speed and Cain insurance
U David Ortiz 16 Price enforce and power buy. If he plays in April and stays healthy, should earn $20-$25 easily
P C.C. Sabathia 22 Good bargain for a rock-solid SP
P Jake Peavy 13 Thought he'd be $17-$18 at least
P Mariano Rivera 18 Full price, but can't lose the job unless he gets hurt
P Phil Hughes 4 Peripherals were great besides HR, and Yanks OF defense got a lot better
P Brian Matusz 3 Bullpen dominance might give him confidence to start
P Zach Britton 2 In the mix to start and ground-ball skills a good fit for AL East
P Miguel Gonzalez 2 Very steady down the stretch - in the mix
P Junichi Tazawa 2 Elite peripherals, Hanrahan is shaky, Bailey injury prone
P Jared Burton 2 Back-up closer in MIN
R Zach McAllister R Peripherals pretty solid except for home runs; should get better
R James Paxton R Good prospect, could see rotation at any point
R Brad Lincoln R Good pedigree, could start - maybe even close at some point
R Roberto Hernandez R If the Rays can fix Rodney, why not TAFKA Fausto Carmona
R John Ely R Great AAA peripherals, could easily carve out a role with Astros
R Nate Freiman R Good high-minors numbers, and Astros lineup a free-for-all

Comments

By: rkinigson
On: 3/3/2013 8:26:00 PM
Your team appears to be fairly balanced Chris, although it may be a little light on wins (and heavy on AL East hurlers).

Also, did I miss something or did Brandon Moss go undrafted?
 
By: Don Trump
On: 3/4/2013 7:22:00 AM
Justin Morneau is basically your highest priced batter. Interesting.
 
By: Erickson
On: 3/4/2013 7:21:00 PM
Regarding Moss - the RT Sports board crashed during the draft, and Moss got lost in the wash in terms of them keeping track. He was purchased in the auction, however.
 
By: Kevin Payne
On: 3/5/2013 11:41:00 AM
Would have stayed away from Ortiz and Hughes, even at those prices.
 
By: bananasack
On: 3/6/2013 11:21:00 AM
So Moss was drafted??? What did he go for?
 
By: Chris Liss
On: 3/6/2013 7:19:00 PM
Moss went for $11.
 

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