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February 27, 2014

Fantasy Freestyle

The Rising Cost of Pitching

by Mike Gianella


Last week, CBS Sports held their NL-only and AL-only expert league auctions (I participated in the NL auction while Paul Sporer represented Baseball Prospectus in the AL auction). While the League of Alternate Baseball Reality (LABR) and Tout Wars are better-known expert leagues, CBS has been running their expert leagues in an auction format since 2008. Questions of stature or importance aside, these auctions happen before the LABR and Tout Wars auctions do so they give us the opportunity to look at some early spending trends. Many home leagues are influenced to at least some degree by how owners spend in the expert leagues.

The first thing I noticed is that pitching prices are up this year.

Table 1: Hitting/Pitching Dollar Allocation 2013 vs. 2014

League

Year

Hitting %

Pitching %

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