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LABR FAAB Report: Week of May 6 PDF Print E-mail
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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.

AMERICAN LEAGUE

shuck

PLAYERS AWARDED

Player Awarded Winning Bid
Chris Nelson, NYY 7 SiriusXM 4 USA TODAY Sports
Sean Doolittle, OAK 5 Winning Fantasy Baseball 1 Colton & Wolf
J.B. Shuck, LAA 5 Baseball HQ 2 Mastersball
Jeff Baker, TEX 3 Mastersball 1 Baseball HQ 1 USA TODAY Sports
Freddy Garcia, BAL 3 KFFL.com 4 Winning Fantasy Baseball
Michael Taylor, OAK 3 Baseball HQ
Adam Rosales, OAK 2 Colton & Wolf
Austin Romine, NYY 1 SiriusXM
Tommy Hunter, BAL 1 Colton & Wolf

UNAWARDED CONTINGENCY BIDS

Eric Sogard, OAK 4 SiriusXM
Hank Conger, LAA 1 SiriusXM
Brayan Pena, DET 1 SiriusXM
Bryan Shaw, CLE 1 Colton & Wolf
Dane De La Rosa, LAA 1 Colton & Wolf
T.J. McFarland, BAL 1 Colton & Wolf
Rick Ankiel, HOU 1 Baseball HQ
Sam Fuld, TB 1 Baseball HQ
Don Kelly, DET 1 Baseball HQ
Rick Ankiel, HOU 1 Baseball HQ
Sam Fuld, TB 1 Baseball HQ
Don Kelly, DET 1 Baseball HQ

Perry Van Hook's Commentary

With Chris Young joining Kevin Youkilis on the DL, Ray Flowers (SiriusXM) needed another hitter and chose to bid $7 on new Yankee Chris Nelson. If Nelson plays enough it will give him other lineup options down the road.

I didn’t get the hoped for results with Brandon Laird as Houston just didn’t give him the at bats needed to keep him in the lineup. I also had Julio Borbon in an outfield slot but he doesn’t get enough at bats for the Cubs (but will as soon as I drop him and they trade someone). So I bid $3 for Jeff Baker who is getting more at bats for the Rangers than either Laird or Borbon. I also bid $2 for J.B. Shuck of the Angels but lost that bid. Still I had Conor Gillaspie to slide into the UT slot moving Baker to the outfield.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

ozuna

PLAYERS AWARDED

Player Awarded Winning Bid
Marcell Ozuna, MIA 19 ESPN - Ravitz 19 NFBC/Stats, Inc. 15 RotoWire 13 Baseball HQ
8 Yahoo! Sports 6 ESPN - Karabell 6 Colton & Wolf
4 DerekCarty.com
Ramiro Pena, ATL 3 Sandlot Shrink 1 DerekCarty.com
Miguel Olivo, MIA 3 DerekCarty.com 2 NFBC/Stats, Inc.
Jeremy Hefner, NYM 3 Baseball HQ 1 Colton & Wolf
Carlos E. Martinez, STL 2 Sandlot Shrink 3 Baseball HQ
Dave Sappelt, CHC 2 RotoWire
Daniel Descalso, STL 2 Colton & Wolf 2 ESPN - Ravitz 1 DerekCarty.com 1 ESPN - Karabell
1 Sandlot Shrink
Cody Ransom, CHC 2 Colton & Wolf 4 ESPN - Ravitz 1 ESPN - Karabell 1 DerekCarty.com
Jordy Mercer, PIT 2 Colton & Wolf
Eric Stults, SD 2 Colton & Wolf
Matt Reynolds, ARI 1 ESPN - Karabell 2 Colton & Wolf
Andrew Brown, NYM 1 ESPN - Karabell
Jeff Bianchi, MIL 1 ESPN - Karabell

 UNAWARDED CONTINGENCY BIDS

Austin Kearns, MIA 2 RotoWire
Francisco Peguero, SF 2 RotoWire
Josh Wilson, ARI 1 Sandlot Shrink
Shane Robinson, STL 1 RotoWire
Jordan Walden, ATL 1 ESPN - Karabell
George Kontos, SF 1 ESPN - Karabell
Donald Lutz, CIN 1 ESPN - Karabell
Juan Uribe, LAD 1 ESPN - Karabell
Francisco Peguero, SF 1 Colton & Wolf

Lawr Michaels' Commentary

Perhaps the only player worth discussing this week is the Marlins young--at 22--Domincan outfielder Marcell Ozuna.

Clearly the Fish are in the early throes of a serious rebuild, and they have been aggressive, tossing young Jose Fernandez into the rotation, and Ozuna is next.

With a minor league line of .274-85-326 over 466 games, along with a .316-5-16 line so far this year the future does look bright. However, 157 walks to 467 punch-outs is the question. However, over his first five games, Ozuna is .478-1-4 and that piqued the interest of no fewer than nine owners to submit bids from $4, to the winning $19 for Nate Ravitz and his ESPN squad.

That means 75% of the league coveted the young flychaser.

The big questions this leaves are, how soon with the Fish promote Christian Yelich, and how much FAAB will he generate?

The other interesting player is Cody Ransom, a journeyman, now 37 years old, and with the Cubs.

Only twice over his 11 year career has Ransom received more than 100 at-bats, however, he does have some major pop when he does. As in 24 homers over his 614 at-bats, and that includes three this year over 20 at-bats.

Rick Wolf and Glenn Colton nabbed Ransom, his power, and limited playing time for $2, outbidding a pair of other big spenders (both of whom were willing to risk a buck).

What can you say? Ransom has a .900 SLG so far this year, so what can Rick and Glenn lose?

MIXED LEAGUE

raburn

PLAYERS AWARDED

Player Awarded Winning Bid
Dee Gordon, LAD 23 Fangraphs 13 DFSEdge 12 KFFL.com 6 MLB.com
6 RotoWire
James Loney, TB 8 Yahoo! Sports 1 KFFL.com
Marcell Ozuna, MIA 6 KFFL.com 2 Mastersball 2 RotoWire
Ryan Raburn, CLE 4 Baseball HQ 2 Mastersball 1 KFFL.com 1 RotoWire
Adam Rosales, OAK 3 Mastersball
J.B. Shuck, LAA 3 Mastersball
Hector Santiago, CWS 3 Fangraphs 3 KFFL.com 1 Baseball HQ 1 RotoWire
Leonys Martin, TEX 2 RotoWire
Nicholas Tepesch, TEX 2 MLB.com 1 KFFL.com
Jonathan Pettibone, PHI 2 KFFL.com
Ubaldo Jimenez, CLE 2 Baseball HQ 1 KFFL.com
J.J. Hoover, CIN 1 USA TODAY Sports
Donovan Solano, MIA 1 RotoWire 1 Mastersball
Jared Burton, MIN 1 Razzball 1 KFFL.com
Jeremy Hefner, NYM 1 Razzball 1 RotoWire
Heath Bell, ARI 1 KFFL.com 1 Razzball

 UNAWARDED CONTINGENCY BIDS

Clint Barmes, PIT 3 Mastersball
Nolan Reimold, BAL 3 Mastersball
Lyle Overbay, NYY 2 Mastersball 1 Baseball HQ
Greg Dobbs, MIA 2 Mastersball
Robbie Grossman, HOU 2 Mastersball
Jordany Valdespin, NYM 2 KFFL.com
Darren O'Day, BAL 1 USA TODAY Sports
Junichi Tazawa, BOS 1 USA TODAY Sports
Kyle Blanks, SD 1 RotoWire 1 KFFL.com
Ricky Romero, TOR 1 RotoWire
Rex Brothers, COL 1 Razzball 1 KFFL.com
Carter Capps, SEA 1 Razzball
Scott Feldman, CHC 1 MLB.com 1 RotoWire
Adeiny Hechavarria, MIA 1 Mastersball
Brandon Inge, PIT 1 Mastersball
Jayson Nix, NYY 1 Mastersball
Mike Aviles, CLE 1 Mastersball
Scott Diamond, MIN 1 KFFL.com 1 RotoWire
A.J. Ramos, MIA 1 KFFL.com
Conor Gillaspie, CWS 1 KFFL.com
Jarrod Dyson, KC 1 KFFL.com
Jordan Schafer, ATL 1 KFFL.com
Jordan Walden, ATL 1 KFFL.com
Sean Doolittle, OAK 1 KFFL.com

 Todd Zola's Commentary

I thought about it - I really did. This could have been the big splash as I admittedly could use a middle infield upgrade and there he was, Dee Gordon, but in the end I decided he may not be that much different than Chris Getz (pauses for laughter) so I passed. I did pick up stop-gap Adam Rosales who I like a little, but not so much for a mixed league. You want full time at bats in a 15 team mixed and Rosales will fill in here and there, but will not get regular at bats.

The other potential impact player is Marcell Ozuna, but in this case, I actually prefer my acquisition of J.B. Shuck to save a few sheckles and get a regular in the likeup (at least until Peter Bourjos returns.) Ozuna is a nice talent, but his price is inflated from recent success.

Ryan Raburn has been hot as a pistol and it's no surprise Baseball HQ picked him up as he was indentified as a black swan candidate at the spring Baseball HQ First Pitch Forums.

Last Updated on Monday, 06 May 2013 16:04
 

Comments  

 
# fwicker 2013-05-10 12:11
These reports have real value to me! NFBC FAAB results (league wide) come out too late for my home league FAABs on Monday and Tuesday. The earlier you can post on Monday the better. Thanks.
 

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