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Sunday 28th May 2017

Welcome to "You Look FAABulous", our look at the FAAB reports for Tout Wars and LABR. Each week, your friends at Mastersball will post the results of the weekly Tout Wars and LABR FAAB run, featuring the winning bid as well a the runner-up bids.

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.

Here is the Tout Wars report. LABR is available below.

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There are four Tout Wars leagues, a 12-team AL only, 12-team NL only, 15-team Mixed Auction League and 15-team Mixed Draft League. All use on-base-percentage instead of batting average. You can see the complete standings for each league by clicking on the appropriate heading, located just under each player photo.

Tout Wars uses a Vickrey system to award bids. For a complete description of the Vickrey system, click HERE for the Tout Wars constitution.

The amount the owner paid is listed in a column followed by the non-adjusted Vickrey bid. The remaining bids for that player are then listed in order of amount. if the amount of an unawarded bid is greater than what was charged, the bid was a contingency bid by that owner and they were awarded a player of higher priority.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

welington_castillo

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

WCastillo, Sea 10 Rob Leibowitz 13 Ron Shandler 9 Steve Moyer 7
Mike Podhorzer 5 Lawr Michaels 4 Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 0
GSoto, CWS 6 Ron Shandler 7 Mike Podhorzer 5 Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 0
MMuncy, Oak 5 Jason Collette 9 Mike Podhorzer 4 Steve Moyer 0
BFarmer, Det 3 Mike Podhorzer 4 Jeff Erickson 2 Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 1
CColon, KC 1 Jason Collette 4 Rob Leibowitz 0 Mike Podhorzer 0
STolleson, Tor 1 Andy Behrens 5 Jason Collette 0 Mike Podhorzer 0
MKrauss, LAA 1 Mike Podhorzer 1 Steve Moyer 0
PKlein, Tex 1 Rob Leibowitz 6 Steve Moyer 0
DBundy, Bal 1 Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 1
JLindgren, NYY 1 Jason Collette 4
BSnell, TB 1 Jeff Erickson 1
PNeshek, Hou 0 Steve Moyer 0 Andy Behrens 3 Jeff Erickson 1
SHeathcott, NYY 0 Steve Moyer 0
RLavarnway, Bal 0 Steve Moyer 0

UNAWARDED BIDS

TCollins, Det Rob Leibowitz 9
SDelabar, Tor Andy Behrens 2
ROhlendorf, Tex Jason Collette 2
JGraham, Min Jason Collette 2
INova, NYY Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 1
ARosales, Tex Mike Podhorzer 1
TCollins, Det Steve Moyer 0
JSmolinksi, Tex Steve Moyer 0
SRobinson, Min Steve Moyer 0
EFrieri, TB Steve Moyer 0
SGeltz, TB Steve Moyer 0
DLough, Bal Rob Leibowitz 0
SGeltz, TB Rob Leibowitz 0
TSipp, Hou Rob Leibowitz 0
JGraham, Min Rob Leibowitz 0
WBloomquist, Sea Mike Podhorzer 0

Rob Leibowitz' Commentary

Todd's Take

Like with LABR below, let's look at the standings and FAAB remaining thout about 25 percent of the season:

Pts Balance
Mike Podhorzer 87 $78
Jeff Erickson 83 $70
Rob Leibowitz 77.5 $86
Ron Shandler 75.5 $78
Chris Liss 75 $24
Jason Collette 75 $87
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton 75 $82
Larry Schechter 69.5 $76
Steve Moyer 58 $82
Seth Trachtman 44 $88
Andy Behrens 35.5 $40
Lawr Michaels 25 $106

Bidding among the leaders could get interesting. A couple of the big spenders (Chris and Andy) probably won't be quite as aggressive. How aggressive will those near the top of the standings be since they're likely unexpectedly close to having the most FAAB among the leaders?

NATIONAL LEAGUE

brandon-barnes

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

BPaulsen, Col 16 Ray Guilfoyle 45 Steve Gardner 15 Scott Wilderman 11
Mike Gianella 11 Gene McCaffrey 9 Tristan H. Cockcroft 9
Phil Hertz 6 Peter Kreutzer 3
BBarnes, Col 10 Steve Gardner 10 Ray Guilfoyle 25 Scott Wilderman 9
Phil Hertz 6 Brian Walton 5 Peter Kreutzer 3
Mike Gianella 1
RYnoa, Col 3 Brian Walton 3 Steve Gardner 9 Phil Hertz 3
SOSullivan, Phi 1 Peter Kreutzer 3 Scott Wilderman 0
DCeciliani, NYM 1 Scott Wilderman 2 Phil Hertz 0
JGray, Col 1 Brian Walton 1
JMoscot, Cin 1 Brian Walton 1
TBarnhart, Cin 1 Ray Guilfoyle 3
DMuno, NYM 1 Phil Hertz 2
JUrena, Mia 1 Phil Hertz 5
JJeffress, Mil 1 Phil Hertz 1
RBetancourt, Col 0 Mike Gianella 0 Peter Kreutzer 0
JLake, ChC 0 Mike Gianella 0 Brian Walton 2 Scott Wilderman 0
Phil Hertz 0
PCiriaco, Atl 0 Phil Hertz 0

UNAWARDED BIDS

CCapps, Mia Phil Hertz 1 Peter Kreutzer 0
ALiberatore, LAD Mike Gianella 0
BBoesch, Cin Scott Wilderman 0
BCunniff, Atl Phil Hertz 0
CRobinson, Was Phil Hertz 0
CTorres, NYM Peter Kreutzer 0
EGoeddel, NYM Mike Gianella 0
JTabata, Pit Phil Hertz 0

Brian Walton's Commentary

 Here is an example how tough it is to find offense on the waiver wire in NL Tout. Less than a half-dozen free agents had more than eight at-bats last week, and each was scooped up this period.

The Colorado Rockies feature all three players to receive winning bids of greater than $1 this week. In their just-completed eight-game homestand, the Rox broke out the lumber, averaging eight runs per game against the defending World Champion Giants. Still, they just managed a four-game split. It is Coors for both teams, after all.

Injuries to key players Justin Morneau (7-day DL, concussion) and Corey Dickerson (15-day DL, plantar fasciitis) have created opportunity. Ben Paulsen has been very good at first base and drove the most spirited bidding, going to Ray Guilfoyle for $16 (down from $45 Vickrey). Brandon Barnes is also performing well in the outfield, with his price $10, the exact amount bid by Steve Gardner of USAToday. I got in on the Colorado scraps, picking up switch-hitting infielder/outfielder Rafael Ynoa for $3. It may require a Troy Tulowitzki injury for the utilityman to receive regular time, and we all know how unlikely that is!

Todd's Take

Pts Balance
Derek Carty 84.5 $78
Mike Gianella 81 $94
Phil Hertz 80.5 $36
Lenny Melnick 75.5 $91
Tristan H. Cockcroft 74.5 $85
Steve Gardner 71.5 $86
Ray Guilfoyle 68 $75
Brian Walton 56 $89
Scott Wilderman 54.5 $77
Gene McCaffrey 50 $74
Todd Zola 47.5 $69
Peter Kreutzer 36.5 $27

It will be interesting to follow what Mike does with his FAAB. Presently he's hanging in there without spending much, giving him the hammer at the MLB trade deadline. Will he spend some if necessary beforehand? This is where managing FAAB gets hairy.

MIXED LEAGUE AUCTION 

will-venable

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

TRoark, Was 10 Derek Van Riper 16 Fred Zinkie 9 Tim Heaney 4
Scott Swanay 3 Cory Schwartz 3
WVenable, SD 7 Tim Heaney 11 Cory Schwartz 6 Derek Van Riper 1
TWada, ChC 6 Derek Van Riper 17 Paul Singman 5 Fred Zinkie 5
Scott Swanay 3 Cory Schwartz 3 Nando DiFino 2
SMarcum, Cle 6 Joe Pisapia 8 Derek Van Riper 7 Fred Zinkie 5
MDuffy, SF 6 Scott Swanay 6 Al Melchior 5 Ray Flowers 3
CMorton, Pit 6 Cory Schwartz 8 Derek Van Riper 7 Fred Zinkie 5
Scott Swanay 3
JBour, Mia 6 Scott Engel 14 Derek Van Riper 5 Al Melchior 5
KGraveman, Oak 5 Nando DiFino 14 Derek Van Riper 7 Tim Heaney 4
SPearce, Bal 4 Scott Swanay 6 Derek Van Riper 3 Ray Flowers 3
Cory Schwartz 1 Tim Heaney 1 Fred Zinkie 0
DDeJesus, TB 2 Ray Flowers 2 Tim Heaney 6 Scott Swanay 6
Derek Van Riper 3 Scott Pianowski 1 Cory Schwartz 0
NAhmed, Ari 1 Paul Singman 1
PKlein, Tex 1 Nando DiFino 8
JNiese, NYM 1 Scott Swanay 5 Tim Heaney 0
NSwisher, Cle 1 Derek Van Riper 10 Cory Schwartz 0
RGrichuk, StL 1 Derek Van Riper 5 Scott Engel 4
MReynolds, StL 1 Ray Flowers 2
CTaylor, Sea 1 Al Melchior 3
AEllis, LAD 1 Tim Heaney 2
WHarris, Hou 0 Scott Pianowski 0
EBurgos, Ari 0 Tim Heaney 0 Scott Engel 6

UNAWARDED BIDS

MMuncy, Oak Derek Van Riper 5
JJay, StL Scott Swanay 4
DValencia, Tor Derek Van Riper 3 Ray Flowers 2
CarSmith, Sea Scott Swanay 3 Tim Heaney 0
BBuxton, Min Tim Heaney 3
DMurphy, Cle Ray Flowers 2
BFarmer, Det Nando DiFino 2
JButler, TB Derek Van Riper 1
ARosales, Tex Al Melchior 1
WCastillo, Sea Tim Heaney 1
ADeAza, Bal Derek Van Riper 1
AGriffin, Oak Tim Heaney 0
BHolt, Bos Paul Singman 0
DDescalso, Col Paul Singman 0

Zach Steinhorn's Commentary

 The best starting pitcher who didn't open the season in a starting rotation found a Tout Wars home this week, landing on Derek Van Riper's roster for the fair price of $10. Tanner Roark, who won 15 games for the Nats last year and sports a career 2.57 ERA and 1.08 WHIP since making his big league debut in 2013, will fill the rotation spot of the injured Doug Fister. With Fister sidelined indefinitely due to an elbow injury, Roark could see extended time in the rotation, and he's scheduled to make two starts this week. In other words, the 28-year-old righty is a must-add in the majority of fantasy leagues.

Starting pitching was clearly the theme of this week, as while Roark was the only player who garnered a double-digit dollar winning bid, a quartet of starters went for at least $5. Fresh off the DL, Tsuyoshi Wada pitched well in his season debut on Wednesday, despite being on a pitch count, and posted a fine stat line in last season's 13-start sample. The fact that Wada is replacing a pitcher who got demoted to the bullpen (Travis Wood) is an added bonus, as unlike Roark, his spot in the rotation should be secure going forward as long as he remains effective. In my mind, Wada is the most appealing option among the group that also includes Shaun Marcum, Charlie Morton and Kendall Graveman.

Todd's Take

Pts Balance
Zach Steinhorn 116.5 $34
Tim Heaney 102.5 $39
David Gonos 100.5 $53
Scott Engel 98.5 $58
Patrick Davitt 89 $102
Al Melchior 87 $71
Scott Pianowski 82 $27
Fred Zinkie 79 $51
Ray Flowers 74 $49
Cory Schwartz 71.5 $23
Derek Van Riper 71.5 $49
Scott Swanay 67 $50
Nando DiFino 61.5 $41
Paul Singman 55 $25
Joe Pisapia 44.5 $41

The average balance is 47. Let's see what the average is in the draft league.

MIXED LEAGUE DRAFT

mwright

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

MWright, Bal 4 Eno Sarris 6 Tim McLeod 3 Adam Ronis 2
BGuyer, TB 4 Brent Hershey 5 Perry Van Hook 4 Rudy Gamble 3
DDeJesus, TB 3 Tom Kessenich 12 Perry Van Hook 4 Rudy Gamble 2
Tim McLeod 1 Adam Ronis 0
RGrichuk, StL 2 Tim McLeod 5 Tom Kessenich 4 Rudy Gamble 1
Adam Ronis 0
JGarcia, StL 2 Perry Van Hook 37 Rudy Gamble 1
ECampbell, NYM 1 Tom Kessenich 1
CarSmith, Sea 1 Tim McLeod 4 Adam Ronis 0
SMarcum, Cle 1 Tim McLeod 1
EEscobar, Min 1 Rudy Gamble 1 Charlie Wiegert 1
CTaylor, Sea 1 Rudy Gamble 1
CYoung, NYY 1 Rudy Gamble 1
WMiley, Bos 1 Ray Murphy 3
KGraveman, Oak 1 Perry Van Hook 11 Adam Ronis 0
BBarnes, Col 1 Perry Van Hook 4
BPaulsen, Col 1 Charlie Wiegert 5
JKelly, Bos 1 Brent Hershey 8 Eno Sarris 6
MTaylor, Was 1 Brent Hershey 12
CSpangenberg, SD 1 Brent Hershey 4 Rudy Gamble 1
CYoung, KC 1 Adam Ronis 2 Perry Van Hook 2
WVenable, SD 1 Adam Ronis 2 Tom Kessenich 6
CIannetta, LAA 1 Adam Ronis 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

DYoung, Bal Tom Kessenich 8
EBurgos, Ari Eno Sarris 6
MMuncy, Oak Charlie Wiegert 3
PKlein, Tex Ray Murphy 3
TMay, Min Ray Murphy 3 Adam Ronis 1
RNolasco, Min Ray Murphy 3
ROhlendorf, Tex Eno Sarris 2
CMorton, Pit Perry Van Hook 2 Tim McLeod 0 Adam Ronis 0
DMurphy, Cle Charlie Wiegert 2
ISuzuki, Mia Tom Kessenich 2
MDuffy, SF Tim McLeod 2 Rudy Gamble 1 Charlie Wiegert 1
ODespaigne, SD Perry Van Hook 2
PCorbin, Ari Eno Sarris 2 Adam Ronis 0
NSwisher, Cle Rudy Gamble 1
DGregorius, NYY Rudy Gamble 1
SDrew, NYY Rudy Gamble 1
BFarmer, Det Adam Ronis 1
GSizemore, Phi Tom Kessenich 1
HGomez, Mil Rudy Gamble 1
BHolt, Bos Tom Kessenich 1
BPena, Cin Tom Kessenich 1
CCoghlan, ChC Adam Ronis 0
PStrop, ChC Adam Ronis 0

Perry Van Hook's Commentary

 The vagaries of Vickrey or how I lost my mind to acquire what I thought was the best pitcher available and bid $37 for St. Louis' Jaime Garcia but only had to pay two dollars for him. In fact despite how much people actually bid for players this week the highest winning bid was only $4 and that was for Tampa fly chaser Brandon Guyer and Orioles SP Mike Wright. Eno Sarris bid $6 for Wright but only had to use $4 to beat Tim McLeod's three dollar bid while Brent Hershey bid $5 for Guyer but only had to beat a $3 bid from Rudy Gamble.

Meanwhile there were two hidden $12 bids - Brent Hershey for Nationals outfielder Michael Taylor whom he got for a buck and from Tom Kessenich for David DeJesus of Tampa whom he won for $3.

Not nearly as costly as the LABR bids.

Todd's Take

Pts Balance
Adam Ronis 112 $42
Rudy Gamble 106 $91
Greg Ambrosius 105.5 $76
Paul Sporer 104.5 $85
Tom Kessenich 90 $64
Grey Albright 89.5 $63
Paul Greco 86.5 $79
Perry Van Hook 86 $75
Charlie Wiegert 77.5 $73
Brent Hershey 75 $90
Eno Sarris 74 $65
Ray Murphy 66.5 $64
Tim McLeod 62 $20
Anthony Perri 46 $78
Rick Wilton 19 $98

The average here is 71. The player availabilities weren't exact but the rules and league sizes are the same. This just emphasizes that you should really know your league in terms of tendencies.

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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..

AMERICAN LEAGUE

lance-mccullers

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Lance McCullers, HOU 37 Mastersball 37 RotoWire 31 Fangraphs 23
Baseball HQ 16 FantasyScore 9 USA TODAY Sports 7
NFBC/Stats, Inc. 4 Colton & The Wolfman 2
Maxwell Muncy, OAK 6 Baseball HQ 6 Fangraphs 11 Winning Fantasy Baseball 2
ESPN.com 1
Shaun Marcum, CLE 6 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 6 Mastersball 6 Baseball HQ 3
RotoWire 3 Colton & The Wolfman 2 USA TODAY Sports 1
Fangraphs 1 FantasyScore 1
Tyler Collins, DET 5 RotoWire 5
Liam Hendriks, TOR 4 RotoWire 4
Craig Gentry, OAK 3 RotoWire 3 Colton & The Wolfman 2
Slade Heathcott, NYY 2 Colton & The Wolfman 2 RotoWire 3 Fangraphs 2
ESPN.com 1 Fangraphs 1 Baseball HQ 1
David Lough, BAL 2 Colton & The Wolfman 2
Welington Castillo, SEA 2 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 2 FantasyScore 1
Steve Tolleson, TOR 1 ESPN.com 1
Jose Alvarez, LAA 1 Mastersball 1
Phil Klein, TEX 1 Baseball HQ 1 Mastersball 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

Eric Sogard, OAK Fangraphs 6 ESPN.com 1
Rickie Weeks, SEA RotoWire 3 Colton & The Wolfman 2 Fangraphs 1
Marc Krauss, LAA Colton & The Wolfman 2 Fangraphs 2
J.B. Shuck, CWS Colton & The Wolfman 1
Brandon Gomes, TB Mastersball 1
Matt Barnes, BOS Mastersball 1

Perry Van Hook's Commentary

Lots of bids this week and the Lance McCullers derby made more interesting because he wasn't eligible for FAAB last week as he wasn't activated until Monday but a few teams had made bids, in fact my $11 was high. Not so easy after the Houston prospect had two good outings and appears to be in the rotation for the foreseeable future. I tried $37 and of course had remorse it might either be too much or not enough but it turned out that eight of the twelve teams bid for him and I beat the underbid of $31 by only six dollars.

The second highest bid was for new but not young Cleveland Indians SP Shaun Marcum where the winning bid was $6 by NFBC/STATS - actually they beat me on a standings tie-breaker.

Todd's Take

We're about one-quarter into the season, a nice time to take a look at the standings and the remaining FAAB units for each team. By means of reminder, the standings and reports for each league are linked to the leage heading, right above each photo.

PTS FAAB
USA TODAY Sports 98.5 $94
FantasyScore 88 $51
ESPN.com 80 $82
Mastersball 74 $35
Colton & The Wolfman 69.5 $69
SiriusXM 68.5 $62
NFBC/Stats, Inc. 62.5 $27
Winning Fantasy Baseball 57 $31
Baseball HQ 53 $85
RotoWire 52 $74
Yahoo! Sports 42 $120
Fangraphs 35 $87

Steve Gardner is in the driver's season, both in terms of standings and FAAB. Remember, you can get a rebate equal to the player's bid price for anyone you cut that's been placed on the DL.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ben-paulsen

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Ben Paulsen, COL 11 RotoExperts 11 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 4 RotoWire - DVR 2
Jason Rogers, MIL 11 RotoExperts 11
Nick Ahmed, ARI 9 Sandlot Shrink 9 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 3 RotoWire - DVR 1
Carter Capps, MIA 7 Mastersball 7 USA TODAY Sports 1 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1
Sean O'Sullivan, PHI 3 Sandlot Shrink 3
Jeremy Jeffress, MIL 2 USA TODAY Sports 2 RotoWire - DVR 1
Tyler Moore, WSH 1 Baseball HQ 1
Corey Knebel, MIL 1 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1
Kevin Siegrist, STL 1 RotoWire - DVR 1
Todd Cunningham, ATL 1 RotoWire - DVR 1 Sandlot Shrink 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

Brandon Barnes, COL Sandlot Shrink 2 Baseball HQ 1 RotoWire - DVR 1
Jason Motte, CHC RotoExperts 2
Brandon Cunniff, ATL RotoWire - DVR 1
Chad Bettis, COL RotoWire - DVR 1
Chris Hatcher, LAD NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1
Dale Thayer, SD NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1
Jose Rafael Diaz, CIN NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1
Sam Dyson, MIA NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1
Williams Perez, ATL NFBC/Stats, Inc. 1

Lawr Michaels' Commentary

Leading off the moves for the week are a couple of trades, both initiated by yours truly who had a team in search of a closer.

I traded Lucas Duda to ringleader Steve Gardner for Hector Rondon, and then Gio Gonzalez for Jason Grilli with the NFBC duo, giving me points to gain in saves, and ideally my pitching, with Mike Bolsinger in tow, an improving Jeremy Hellickson on reserve, an injured Patrick Corbin due back, and Clayton Kershaw at the helm witll kick my pitching, and maybe even add some depth for potential future trades.

Steve's USAT team needed some pop, and Greg Ambrosius and Shawn Childs NFBC/STATS team needed a starter and some whiffs, so for now everyone got something they needed.

As for free agents, Ben Paulson and Jason Rogers were a pair of sticks who went to RotoExperts Lenny Melnick, each for $11. Failed bids of $2 and $4 went for Paulsen, but the Rogers bid curiously went unchallenged.

The Sandlot Shrink's Bob Radomski added infielder Nick Ahmed for $9, outbidding shots of $3 and $1, while Doug Dennis of BBHQ dropped a buck on Tyler Moore.

Pitching wise, Radomski also added Sean O'Sullivan for $3, while Mr. Gardner got the services of Jeremy Jeffress for a dollar. Childs and Ambrosius picked up Ciorey Knebel for a buck, and league leaduer Derek Van Riper of Rotowire acquired Kevin Siegrist for a dollar.

As for me, I tried to add to my relieving corps by also adding Carter Capps for $7, although I now rue not bidding on Rogers. I hope that oversight will neither haunt, nor cost.

Todd's Take

PTS FAAB
RotoWire - DVR 99 $63
Colton & The Wolfman 88 $95
NFBC/Stats, Inc. 87 $85
Fantasy Insiders 80 $100
USA TODAY Sports 65 $87
ESPN - Karabell 61.5 $89
RotoExperts 60.5 $65
Mastersball 56 $71
Baseball HQ 55 $87
Yahoo Sports 50.5 $100
Inside Edge 46 $75
Sandlot Shrink 31.5 $75

Derek Van Riper is in the opposite predicament as Steve as DVR is also winning but as opposed to Steve who's carry the second most FAAB in the AL, DVR has the least. The silver lining with that is you don't have to worry about the trading deadline and can be a little more cavalier about spending if you see someone you like.

MIXED LEAGUE

tanner-roark

SUCCESSFUL BIDS

Tanner Roark, WSH 15 USA TODAY Sports 15 MLB.com 8 BSports 3
Jaime Garcia, STL 7 Fangraphs 7 Baseball Prospectus 4 Razzball 3
Baseball HQ 1 FantasyScore 1
Charlie Morton, PIT 5 MLB.com 5
Kendall Graveman, OAK 5 Rotowire-Erickson 5 Baseball Prospectus 2 RotoExperts 1
Brayan Pena, CIN 4 Mastersball 4
Wade Miley, BOS 3 USA TODAY Sports 6 BSports 1
Shaun Marcum, CLE 3 MLB.com 3
Ryan Raburn, CLE 3 FantasyScore 3
Joe Kelly, BOS 2 Baseball Prospectus 2 FantasyScore 1
Lance McCullers, HOU 2 BSports 2 USA TODAY Sports 6 FantasyScore 1
RotoExperts 1
Carson Smith, SEA 1 Baseball Prospectus 1
Maxwell Muncy, OAK 1 ESPN.com 1 MLB.com 1
David DeJesus, TB 1 Razzball 1 FantasyScore 2
Matt Duffy, SF 1 Razzball 1
Enrique Burgos, ARI 1 RotoExperts 1
Will Venable, SD 1 Baseball HQ 1

UNAWARDED BIDS

Mike Aviles, CLE FantasyScore 2
David Murphy, CLE Baseball HQ 1
Jeremy Jeffress, MIL USA TODAY Sports 1
Michael Taylor, WSH FantasyScore 1
Phil Klein, TEX Baseball HQ 1
Randal Grichuk, STL Baseball HQ 1
Rene Rivera, TB Mastersball 1
Ricky Nolasco, MIN Baseball HQ 1
Welington Castillo, SEA Mastersball 1
Zach McAllister, CLE USA TODAY Sports 1

Todd Zola's Commentary

Welcome to America's favorite game show, What Catcher Will Todd Overbid on This Week. With Yan Gomes set to return to the Indians, I need to replace Roberto Hernandez. I thought about Reve Rivera but figure I can always go back to him if necessary. I opted for Brayan Pena as it's becoming increasingly likely that Devin Mesoraco will need hip surgery.

Todd's Take

PTS FAAB
USA TODAY Sports 116.5 $58
Baseball Prospectus 111 $40
BSports 106 $55
MLB.com 102 $69
FantasyScore 93 $43
Razzball 84.5 $88
Fangraphs 80 $48
Baseball HQ 75 $39
RotoExperts 73.5 $0
Mastersball 67.5 $35
Fangraphs - Sleeper & Bust 67 $37
FNTSY 61 $16
Rotowire-Erickson 60.5 $31
ESPN.com 56 $93
Rotowire-Colton 46.5 $82

I knew I should have gone with the "I'll post the standings this week" meme when I was much higher up. Steve Gardner is having a fine season here as well but spent some money to get his lead. I'm not sure I get the reasoning behind zeroing out in a mixed league with three-quarters of a season to go but that's why we play the game.

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0 #1 Perry Van Hook 2015-05-25 23:08
Actually the TOUT mixed draft league does have your FAAB reclaim in place this year although I think only Hyun-Jin Ryu has been dropped/reclaimed so far
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