Each week, your friends at Mastersball will post the results of the weekly LABR FAAB run, featuring the winning bid as well a the runner-up bids. There are three LABR leagues, a 12-team AL only, 12-team NL only and 15-team Mixed League. You can see the complete standings for each league by clicking on the appropriate heading, located just under each player photo.
Included with each league report will be commentary from a Mastersball staff member participating in that league. We invite you to ask questions and post comments at the bottom of the report.
All contingency bids for awarded players are included. Sometimes, this bid is tied to a player that the owner received, so at times the bid amount is larger than the winning bid. We are including it to provide as much information and context as possible with each report.
|Allen Craig, BOS||$25||KFFL.com 25||Yahoo! Sports 21||SiriusXM 19|
|NFBC/Stats, Inc. 18||Colton & The Wolfman 11||RotoWire 11|
|Mastersball 7||ESPN.com 6||Winning Fantasy Baseball 2|
|Martin Prado, NYY||$21||Yahoo! Sports 21||SiriusXM 19||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 18|
|Colton & The Wolfman 11||RotoWire 11||KFFL.com 10|
|Mastersball 7||ESPN.com 6||Winning Fantasy Baseball 2|
|Jake Marisnick, HOU||$14||SiriusXM 14||RotoWire 11||ESPN.com 3|
|KFFL.com 2||Colton & The Wolfman 2||Winning Fantasy Baseball 2|
|Kennys Vargas, MIN||$11||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 11||ESPN.com 4||Colton & The Wolfman 3|
|Winning Fantasy Baseball 2||Yahoo! Sports 1|
|Joe Kelly, BOS||$11||RotoWire 11||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 11||KFFL.com 7|
|SiriusXM 6||Mastersball 3||Colton & The Wolfman 2|
|Chris Denorfia, SEA||$7||Mastersball 7||SiriusXM 9||KFFL.com 5|
|ESPN.com 3||Colton & The Wolfman 2||Winning Fantasy Baseball 2|
|Jose Ramirez, CLE||$5||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 5||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Nolan Reimold, TOR||$4||ESPN.com 4||SiriusXM 6||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Ezequiel Carrera, DET||$2||Colton & The Wolfman 2||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Danny Valencia, TOR||$2||Winning Fantasy Baseball 2||SiriusXM 6||Yahoo! Sports 1|
|Colton & The Wolfman 1||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Yohan Pino, MIN||$2||SiriusXM 2||KFFL.com 2|
|Ryan Goins, TOR||$1||Winning Fantasy Baseball 1|
|Tom Wilhelmsen, SEA||$1||SiriusXM 1|
|Chase Whitley, NYY||$1||KFFL.com 1|
|Carlos Corporan, HOU||$1||KFFL.com 1|
|Miles Mikolas, TEX||RotoWire 2|
|L.J. Hoes, HOU||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|David Lough, BAL||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|T.J. House, CLE||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1|
Perry Van Hook's Commentary.
Plenty of good crossover players to bid on Sunday night so interesting to see who went for each.
Again I had a maximum of $7 to try for Allen Craig, Martin Prado, and Joe Kelly in that order.
Craig went for $25 to KFFL. There were ten underbids from $2 to $21 so everybody but one team bid for his services. He had the largest purse going in with $55 and is now tied at $28 with Dave Adler of Baseball HQ (leading the standings).
Prado went for $21 to Yahoo leaving him with just one dollar for the rest of the year (he was the $21 underbid for Craig). Again there were ten underbids ranging from $2 to $18.
I won Denorfia for $7 as there were four $2 and $3 underbids.
In between those players were Jake Marisnick for $14 to Ray Flowers of Sirius/XM with five underbids from $2 to $11.
There were also two players who went for $11. Joe Kelly to Rotowire’s Chris Liss using all of his remaining FAAB, and Kenny Vargas of the Twins who went to Greg Ambrosius and Shawn Childs of NFBC/Stats.
There were also nine players bought for single digit bids.
Like what we did in the Tout Wars report, below are the double-digit bids from the past several weeks in AL LABR.
|Jeff Samardzija, OAK||$68||7-Jul|
|Chase Headley, NYY||$57||28-Jul|
|Jason Hammel, OAK||$57||7-Jul|
|Allen Craig, BOS||$25||4-Aug|
|Martin Prado, NYY||$21||4-Aug|
|Brandon McCarthy, NYY||$19||7-Jul|
|Jake Marisnick, HOU||$14||4-Aug|
|Kennys Vargas, MIN||$11||4-Aug|
|Joe Kelly, BOS||$11||4-Aug|
|Roenis Elias, SEA||$11||28-Jul|
There's nothing all that surprising as the players line up in order of reasonable market value. Actually, I have an idea. Later this week. I'll do a comparison between Tout Wars and LABR to put a Vickrey and non-Vickrey league side-by-side to see the effect (if any) of the budget adjustments.
|John Lackey, STL||$95||Inside Edge 95||Yahoo Sports 94||RotoWire - DVR 78|
|Sandlot Shrink 61||ESPN - Karabell 44||USA TODAY Sports 36|
|RotoExperts 32||Baseball HQ 14||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, WSH||$94||Yahoo Sports 94||RotoWire - DVR 77||ESPN - Karabell 41|
|USA TODAY Sports 36||Baseball HQ 14||Sandlot Shrink 9|
|Colton & The Wolfman 6||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1|
|Jarred Cosart, MIA||$77||RotoWire - DVR 77|
|Justin Masterson, STL||$19||USA TODAY Sports 19||RotoWire - DVR 77||Mastersball 18|
|ESPN - Karabell 11||Sandlot Shrink 7|
|Enrique Hernandez, MIA||$14||Baseball HQ 14||Sandlot Shrink 7||ESPN - Karabell 4|
|Abraham Almonte, SD||$6||Colton & The Wolfman 6||Colton & The Wolfman 2||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1|
|Andy Marte, ARI||$1||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|Trevor Cahill, ARI||$1||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1|
|Nick Ahmed, ARI||$1||Sandlot Shrink 1|
|Alfredo Marte, ARI||USA TODAY Sports 8|
|Matt Duffy, SF||Colton & The Wolfman 1|
|Travis Wood, CHC||NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1|
|Alfredo Marte, ARI||Sandlot Shrink 1|
Lawr Michaels' Commentary
For a second week there was a FAAB dump with Steve Moyer (Inside Edge) pulling the strings to the tune of $95 in acquiring John Lackey.
Then, Derek del Don dropped $94 on Asdrubal Cabrera, the newest National, outlasting seven would be owners who went as high as $77 but were bested by Team Yahoo.
Keeping the spending going, LABR host and USA Today Fantasy top dog Steve Gardner nabbed Justin Masterson for $19, outspending three, including me ($18) while Doug Dennis of BBHQ grabbed Enrique Hernandez for $14 (there were two other bids of $4 and $7).
The Sandlot Shrink's Bob Radomski picked up Nick Ahmed for a dollar, while Greg Ambrosius and Shawn Childs of NFBC/STATS copped Trevor Cahill for the same price.
But, the final words go to Rick Wolf and Glenn Colton of Fantasy Alarm, who first bought Abraham Almonte for $6 (there was a $1 bid) but took a chance on Andy Marte for a buck.
Way to go, guys!
And here's the NL version....
|John Lackey, STL||$95||4-Aug|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, WSH||$94||4-Aug|
|Jake Peavy, SF||$89||28-Jul|
|Jarred Cosart, MIA||$77||4-Aug|
|A.J. Pierzynski, STL||$37||28-Jul|
|Arismendy Alcantara, CHC||$37||14-Jul|
|Justin Masterson, STL||$19||4-Aug|
|Yangervis Solarte, SD||$15||28-Jul|
|Jimmy Nelson, MIL||$15||14-Jul|
|Enrique Hernandez, MIA||$14||4-Aug|
|Tony Cruz, STL||$10||14-Jul|
I admit I like Masterson more than most (skills usually strong, home runs and walks to LHB usually the key) but this price is a bit shocking.
|Kennys Vargas, MIN||$16||Towers of Power Baseball Hour 16||Fangraphs 4||ESPN.com 1|
|Jake Marisnick, HOU||$6||Fangraphs 6|
|Chris Iannetta, LAA||$5||Towers of Power Baseball Hour 5|
|Sam Fuld, OAK||$2||Fangraphs 2||Fangraphs 2|
|Yangervis Solarte, SD||$1||RotoExperts 1||Rotowire-Colton 1|
|Tommy Medica, SD||$1||ESPN.com 1|
|Mike Aviles, CLE||$1||Rotowire-Colton 1|
|Roberto Hernandez, PHI||$1||KFFL.com 1|
|Tommy Milone, MIN||$1||KFFL.com 1|
|Yonder Alonso, SD||$1||MLB.com 1|
|Ezequiel Carrera, DET||$1||Fangraphs 1|
|Brad Hand, MIA||$1||KFFL.com 1|
Todd Zola's Commentary
Arghh. We've gone from battling for 70 points back to battling to stay out of the cellar. I knew the risk dealing Mike Trout for Troy Tulowitzki and it's something I'd do if that's what it took to win so I have no regrets. All I can do is hope he comes back in mid-August and isn't shut down.
As was mentioned last week, mixed leagues don't have crossover players but they do have players that benefit from deadline dealing - Jake Marisnick being a prime example. The Astros have beeen playing musical outfielders so his time isn't assured, but there's a strong chance Marisnick will play the lion's share of innings in center. He won't dominate any one category, which is actually a detriment at this point of the season but he will contribute across the board with a little more speed than power.