LABR Draft Results: Position Rankings by Auction Prices

Rob Carr

Here is a quick take on position rankings based on the LABR auction prices this weekend.

Every year, fantasy baseball sites across the net publish their own position rankings, but I thought it would be a fun exercise to see how the LABR fantasy baseball experts ranked players by position using their auction bids. I know this isn't what would truly happen in a mixed league draft, but here is how the LABR experts ranked players this weekend in Arizona using their wallets, so to speak:

Catcher

I think the LABR experts did a great job using their auction dollars based on these catcher rankings. I was a bit down on the Wilin Rosario bid, as I would drop him a few spots behind Sal Perez, but otherwise, solid catcher rankings here.

Pos

Name

$

C

B. Posey

27

C

Y. Molina

21

C

C.Santana

21

C

M.Wieters

19

C

J.Mauer

19

C

V.Martinez

19

C

W. Rosario

18

C

M. Montero

18

C

M.Napoli

18

C

S.Perez

16

C

J.Montero

16

C

R.Doumit

16

C

J. Lucroy

15

C

B. McCann

14

C

C. Ruiz

14

C

A.J.Pierzynski

14

C

A.Avila

13

C

J.Saltalamacchia

12

C

J.P.Arencibia

12

C

J.Jaso

11

C

J. Castro

10

C

W. Castillo

9

C

R. Martin

9

C

T. d'Arnaud

8

C

W. Ramos

8

C

AJ Ellis

8

C

T.Flowers

8

C

Y. Grandal

7

C

C. Iannetta

7

C

R. Brantly

6

C

K. Suzuki

5

C

H. Sanchez

3

C

R. Hernandez

3

C

D. Mesoraco

2

C

N. Hundley

2

C

E. Kratz

2

C

M. Zunino

2

C

D.Norris

2

C

H. Jimenez

2

C

G. Soto

2

C

M. Olivo

1

C

M. McKenry

1

C

J. Buck

1

C

R. Hanigan

1

C

A. Romine

1

C

R. Lavarnway

1

C

F. Cervelli

1

C

J. Molina

1


First Base

I wouldn't have spent $38 on Votto, as I think Prince Fielder will be the #1 fantasy first baseman in 2013. I ranked them Fielder > AGonz > Votto > Pujols in our consensus first base rankings earlier this offseason.

I like Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig more than the LABR experts, but he does have some injury risk attached to him. I ranked Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt a few spots lower than the experts did this weekend, but he has received plenty of love this offseason.

Finally, I am much lower on Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman than the experts. I would gladly settle for Mark Teixeira, Eric Hosmer or Ike Davis over Freeman.

Pos

Name

$

1B

J. Votto

38

1B

A.Pujols

34

1B

P.Fielder

34

1B

E.Encarnacion

29

1B

A. Gonzalez

28

1B

P. Goldschmidt

27

1B

B.Butler

27

1B

A. Craig

26

1B

F. Freeman

25

1B

I. Davis

25

1B

A. Rizzo

23

1B

M.Teixeira

23

1B

E.Hosmer

22

1B

C. Pena

22

1B

C.Davis

20

1B

P.Konerko

19

1B

Ad. Laroche

18

1B

J.Morneau

18

1B

R. Howard

17

1B

K.Morales

17

1B

B. Belt

16

1B

D.Ortiz

16

1B

A.Dunn

15

1B

Y. Alonzo

15

1B

L.Berkman

13

1B

C. Hart

13

1B

G. Jones

13

1B

M.Reynolds

13

1B

M. Adams

13

1B

A. Lind

11

1B

C.Carter

10

1B

C. Parmelee

10

1B

M. Moreland

10

1B

B. Wallace

6

1B

T. Moore

4

1B

T. Helton

3

1B

J. Loney

2

1B

K. Blanks

1

1B

J. Thome

1


Second Base

I am higher on Chase Utley and Dan Uggla in the second base rankings here. I think the two old men can help fantasy owners this season, as Utley was very productive in his injury shortened season in 2012. I think Uggla's 2012 season has lowered his ADP, which mean that you should pounce on him if you need some pop in your infield.

Pos

Name

$

2B

R.Cano

35

2B

D.Pedroia

29

2B

I.Kinsler

28

2B

J.Kipnis

26

2B

B. Phillips

23

2B

A. Hill

21

2B

K.Seager

20

2B

J.Altuve

19

2B

H.Kendrick

18

2B

N. Walker

17

2B

C. Utley

17

2B

R. Weeks

16

2B

D.Ackley

16

2B

D. Espinosa

15

2B

D. Uggla

14

2B

M. Scutaro

12

2B

O. Infante

12

2B

M. Izturis

12

2B

D. Murphy

12

2B

J.Lowrie

11

2B

J. Gyorko

10

2B

G.Beckham

9

2B

B.Roberts

9

2B

J.Profar

9

2B

D. Barney

7

2B

C. Getz

6

2B

M. Ellis

5

2B

L. Forsythe

4

2B

C. Barmes

3

2B

A. Casilla

3

2B

D. Solano

3

2B

J.Weeks

2

2B

K. Wong

2

2B

S. Schumaker

1

2B

J. Giavotella

1

2B

R. Roberts

1

2B

S. Rodriguez

1


Shortstop

I think Ian Desmond and Everth Cabrera are too high in the LABR "rankings" here, but there is plenty of speed to be had at the shortsop position this season.

Pos

Name

$

SS

T. Tulowitzki

31

SS

H. Ramirez

29

SS

J.Reyes

29

SS

S. Castro

27

SS

I. Desmond

23

SS

J. Rollins

22

SS

A.Cabrera

22

SS

E.Andrus

21

SS

E. Aybar

20

SS

J. Segura

20

SS

A.Escobar

19

SS

D.Jeter

17

SS

J. Rutledge

16

SS

E. Cabrera

15

SS

J.Hardy

15

SS

Z. Cozart

14

SS

A. Ramirez

13

SS

C. Pennington

13

SS

A. Simmons

12

SS

J.Peralta

10

SS

S. Drew

10

SS

K. Johnson

10

SS

R. Tejada

9

SS

D. Gordon

9

SS

Y.Escobar

9

SS

T.Greene

9

SS

A. Callaspo

8

SS

R. Furcal

6

SS

B. Hamilton

6

SS

H. Nakajima

5

SS

W. Bloomquist

5

SS

A. Hechavarria

3

SS

P. Kozma

2

SS

B. Crawford

2

SS

T. Greene

2

SS

M.Aviles

2

SS

D. Descalso

2

SS

B. Ryan

2

SS

J.Carroll

1


Third Base

Miguel Cabrera as the #1 fantasy third baseman? Are you serious? Haha....just joshing. I do question the ranking of David Wright and Evan Longoria here, as I prefer Adrian Beltre and Ryan Zimmerman ahead of those two in 2013.

Pos

Name

$

3B

Mi.Cabrera

40

3B

D. Wright

32

3B

E.Longoria

31

3B

A.Beltre

30

3B

R. Zimmerman

29

3B

C. Headley

25

3B

B.Lawrie

25

3B

P. Sandoval

23

3B

M. Prado

22

3B

A. Ramirez

21

3B

T. Frazier

17

3B

D. Freese

17

3B

M.Machado

17

3B

M.Moustakas

17

3B

W.Middlebrooks

16

3B

P. Alvarez

15

3B

M. Young

14

3B

T.Plouffe

13

3B

I. Stewart

11

3B

J.Keppinger

11

3B

K. Youkilis

11

3B

J. Francisco

10

3B

C. Nelson

10

3B

N. Arenado

8

3B

J. Pacheco

7

3B

L. Chisenhall

7

3B

J. Donaldson

6

3B

C. Johnson

6

3B

L. Cruz

4

3B

A.Rodriguez

3

3B

M.Olt

3

3B

S. Sizemore

3

3B

W. Betemit

2

3B

P. Ciriaco

2

3B

M. Dominguez

2

3B

E. Nunez

2

3B

A. Rendon

2

3B

B. Lillibridge

1

3B

C. Figgins

1


Outfield

I would switch Ryan Braun and Mike Trout at the top of the outfield rankings, while Bryce Harper and Jose Bautista area bit too high for my liking. I could have sworn Stanton went for $35 or $36. Maybe my eyes are getting worse? I think he should be higher here, and the same goes for Jay Bruce, Adam Jones and Matt Holliday.

Pos

Name

$

OF

M.Trout

42

OF

R. Braun

40

OF

M. Kemp

36

OF

B. Harper

35

OF

C. Gonzalez

35

OF

J. Upton

35

OF

A. McCutchen

34

OF

J.Bautista

33

OF

J. Heyward

31

OF

G. Stanton

30

OF

J. Bruce

30

OF

J.Hamilton

29

OF

Y.Cespedes

29

OF

BJ Upton

28

OF

A.Jackson

27

OF

M. Holliday

26

OF

D.Jennings

26

OF

M.Bourn

25

OF

B.Zobrist

25

OF

A.Jones

25

OF

S. Choo

24

OF

J.Ellsbury

24

OF

A.Rios

24

OF

N.Markakis

23

OF

A. Gordon

22

OF

B.Gardner

22

OF

S.Victorino

21

OF

M.Trumbo

21

OF

A. Pagan

20

OF

H. Pence

20

OF

C.Granderson

20

OF

I.Suzuki

20

OF

J.Willingham

20

OF

Me.Cabrera

20

OF

M. Cuddyer

19

OF

N. Aoki

19

OF

N.Cruz

19

OF

J. Ruggiano

19

OF

N. Swisher

18

OF

D. Fowler

18

OF

S. Marte

18

OF

A. Eaton

18

OF

J. Werth

18

OF

C. Beltran

17

OF

B. Revere

17

OF

C. Gomez

17

OF

A. Ethier

17

OF

A.De Aza

17

OF

J.Reddick

17

OF

T. Colvin

16

OF

J. Kubel

16

OF

M.Morse

16

OF

C. Maybin

15

OF

C. Quentin

15

OF

T.Hunter

15

OF

E.Bonifacio

15

OF

M.Saunders

15

OF

L.Cain

15

OF

J. Pierre

14

OF

A. Soriano

14

OF

C.Crisp

14

OF

D.Murphy

14

OF

D. Viciedo

14

OF

C. Crawford

13

OF

D. Stubbs

13

OF

R. Ludwick

12

OF

C. Heisey

12

OF

D. Span

12

OF

J. Jay

12

OF

N. Schierholtz

12

OF

C. Ross

11

OF

W. Venable

11

OF

B. Moss

11

OF

C. Young

11

OF

C.Rasmus

11

OF

L. Martin

11

OF

J. Maxwell

10

OF

L. Morrison

9

OF

E. Young

9

OF

P.Bourjos

9

OF

M. Brantley

9

OF

D. Mastroianni

9

OF

G. Blanco

8

OF

D. DeJesus

8

OF

G. Parra

8

OF

D. Brown

8

OF

M. Joyce

8

OF

W.Myers

8

OF

L. Duda

7

OF

J. Francoeur

7

OF

J. Smoak

7

OF

A. Dirks

7

OF

J. Dyson

7

OF

J. Mayberry

6

OF

M. Carpenter

6

OF

A. Torres

6

OF

R.Davis

6

OF

J. Gomes

6

OF

S. Smith

5

OF

J. Hairston

5

OF

O. Tavares

5

OF

T. Snider

5

OF

D. Young

5

OF

N. Reimold

5

OF

JD Martinez

5

OF

J. Valdespin

5

OF

A. Hicks

4

OF

N. McLouth

4

OF

F. Gutierrez

4

OF

S. Hairston

4

OF

C. Denorfia

3

OF

J.Rivera

3

OF

R. Ibanez

2

OF

T.Hafner

2

OF

J. Guzman

2

OF

G. Brown

2

OF

C. Cowgill

2

OF

J. Tabata

2

OF

D. Ruf

2

OF

B. Jackson

2

OF

K. Neiwenhuis

2

OF

V. Wells

2

OF

B. Boesch

2

OF

J. Bay

2

OF

C.Wells

2

OF

L. Scott

1

OF

A. Presley

1

OF

M. Baxter

1

OF

R. Bernadina

1

OF

C. Yelich

1

OF

J. Bradley Jr.

1

OF

F. Martinez

1

OF

E. Chavez

1

OF

T. Campana

1


Pitchers

I didn't differentiate between starters and closers, but the top three starters are in the right order. I would rank Price, Hamels and Felix ahead of Lee, but that is no slight to Lee. Roy Halladay is too high for me, and I think Zack Greinke deserves a ranking a few spots higher.

Pos

Name

$

P

C. Kershaw

32

P

S. Strasburg

31

p

J.Verlander

31

P

C. Lee

27

p

D.Price

27

P

C. Hamels

26

p

F.Hernandez

25

p

M.Scherzer

25

p

Y.Darvish

25

p

J.Weaver

24

P

C. Kimbrel

23

P

M. Cain

23

p

CC Sabathia

22

P

A. Wainwright

21

p

M.Moore

21

P

R. Halladay

20

P

Z. Greinke

20

P

J. Motte

20

P

J. Papelbon

20

P

M. Bumgarner

20

p

J.Shields

20

P

C.Sale

20

P

A. Chapman

19

P

K. Medlen

19

P

J. Zimmermann

19

P

G. Gonzalez

19

p

B. Morrow

19

P

R. Soriano

18

P

J. Cueto

18

p

R.Dickey

18

p

M.Rivera

18

P

J.Nathan

18

P

JJ Putz

17

P

S. Romo

17

p

J.Lester

17

p

A.Reed

17

p

B.Anderson

17

p

T.Wilhelmsen

17

P

J. Broxton

16

P

T. Lincecum

16

p

F.Rodney

16

p

G.Holland

16

P

J. Axford

15

P

M. Latos

15

P

Ji.Johnson

15

P

B. League

14

P

J. Samardzija

14

P

Y. Gallardo

14

P

H. Street

14

P

R. Betancourt

14

P

I. Kennedy

14

P

M. Harvey

14

p

G. Perkins

14

P

D. Fister

14

P

J. Grilli

13

P

S. Cishek

13

p

Jo.Johnson

13

p

J.Hanrahan

13

p

J.Parker

13

P

A. Sanchez

13

p

J.Peavy

13

P

M. Minor

12

p

G.Balfour

12

P

C. Marmol

11

P

M. Estrada

11

P

T. Hudson

11

p

J. Hellickson

11

P

H. Kuroda

11

P

J. Veras

11

P

D.Holland

11

P

D. Haren

10

P

K. Jansen

10

P

L. Lynn

10

P

J. Beckett

10

P

R. Vogelsong

10

p

C.Perez

10

p

CJ Wilson

10

P

T.Milone

10

P

J. Niese

9

P

S. Marcum

9

P

P. Maholm

9

P

B. Parnell

9

P

T. Cahill

9

P

H. Bailey

9

P

E. Frieri

9

P

C. Janssen

9

p

A. Cobb

9

P

AJ Burnett

8

P

M. Harrison

8

p

S.Santos

8

p

R.Dempster

8

P

A. Ogando

8

P

S. Miller

7

p

T.Bauer

7

P

T. Hanson

7

p

V.Pestano

7

p

W.Davis

7

P

R.Madsen

7

P

E. Ramirez

7

P

J. Hammel

7

P

W. Rodriguez

6

P

B. McCarthy

6

P

M. Garza

6

P

A. Cashner

6

P

W. Miley

6

P

J. Garcia

6

P

T. Rosenthal

6

p

J. Vargas

6

p

B.Rondon

6

p

B.Myers

6

P

W. Chen

6

P

C. Buchholz

6

P

HJ Ryu

5

P

E. Jackson

5

P

M. Fiers

5

P

B. Beachy

5

P

S. Marshall

5

P

F. Francisco

5

P

J. Santana

5

P

K. Fujikawa

5

P

B. Lyon

5

P

L.Gregerson

5

P

A.Pettitte

5

P

J. Benoit

5

P

A. Bailey

5

P

G. Floyd

5

P

R.Romero

5

p

D.Bundy

5

p

D. Robertson

5

P

H. Iwakuma

5

P

D. Gee

4

P

J. McDonald

4

P

C.Luebke

4

P

D. Storen

4

P

E.Volquez

4

P

A. Albuquerque

4

P

C.Tillman

4

P

D. Straily

4

P

R. Porcello

4

p

C. Archer

4

P

J. Niemann

4

p

B. Norris

4

P

F. Dubront

4

P

AJ Griffin

4

p

R. Cook

4

P

J. McGee

4

P

J. Guthrie

4

P

J. Arrieta

4

P

I. Nova

4

p

P. Hughes

4

P

M. Buehrle

4

P

D. Smyly

4

P

T. Clippard

3

P

D. Hudson

3

P

R. Detwiler

3

P

V. Worley

3

P

K. Gibson

3

P

J. Blanton

3

P

J. Peralta

3

p

E.Santana

3

P

B.Matusz

3

P

S. Doolittle

3

P

J. Quintana

3

P

C. Billingsley

2

P

W. Peralta

2

P

C. Capuano

2

P

J. Venters

2

P

D. Hernandez

2

P

T. Skaggs

2

P

J. Teheran

2

P

S. Baker

2

P

P. Corbin

2

P

Z. Wheeler

2

P

B. Arroyo

2

P

C. Richard

2

P

T. Lilly

2

P

K. Kendrick

2

P

D. Hultzen

2

P

K. Lohse

2

P

D. Phelps

2

P

C. Lewis

2

P

J. Masterson

2

P

J.Danks

2

p

J. Burton

2

P

J. Tazawa

2

P

Z. Britton

2

P

M. Gonzalez

2

P

P. Coke

2

P

S. Feldman

1

P

R. Erlin

1

P

M. Rogers

1

P

J. Kelly

1

P

R. Brothers

1

P

J. Nicaisio

1

P

J. Turner

1

P

C. Villanueva

1

P

M. Wacha

1

P

J. Westbrook

1

P

S. Casilla

1

P

A. Bastardo

1

P

JJ Hoover

1

P

R, Nolasco

1

P

W. Lopez

1

P

M. Melancon

1

P

K. Lohse

1

P

G. Cole

1

P

N. Eovaldi

1

P

C. Capps

1

P

J. Lackey

1

P

A. Crow

1

P

K. Herrera

1

P

L. Harrell

1

P

B. Colon

1

P

U. Jimenez

1

P

J. Crain

1

P

T. Collins

1

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