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Fantasy Auction Values: Fifth Edition, 2017
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017
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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2017
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Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, 2017
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Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, 2017
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2016
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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2016
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fantasy Auction Values, Second Edition 2016
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Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, 2016
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2015
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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2015
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Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, 2015
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fifth Edition
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition
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Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition
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Fantasy Auction Values: Sixth Edition, March 26
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fifth Edition, March 18
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Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, March 11
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Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, March 4
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Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, February 25
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Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, February 18
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March 31, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fifth Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits for the final time this spring.

Here it is, the fifth and final bid limit update. Opening Day is Sunday (!) and at long last all that hard work and preparation will come to fruition with a kick ass auction this coming weekend. Updates below are either because of injury and playing time changes or because the results of the Tout Wars auctions this weekend made me reconsider a bid.

Changes of two dollars in either direction are listed below for players with significant value. Mixed league bids will reflect the same valuation change unless otherwise noted. Players whose prices have been updated because of the Tout Wars auction results will be updated in the AL and NL-only sections only.

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March 24, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Below is my fourth bid limit update. As we get closer to Opening Day, the amount of individual bid updates will increase. This update is tied entirely to news and information about Spring Training. Next week’s update is the fifth and final bid limit update and will be chock full of changes based on breaking news as well as on what I saw at the Tout Wars expert auctions, which take place this coming weekend.

Changes of two dollars in either direction will be listed below for players with significant value. Mixed league bids will reflect the same valuation change unless otherwise noted.

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March 17, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Below is my third bid limit update. There aren’t too many changes this week. Once again, any changes of two dollars in either direction will be listed below for players with significant value. Mixed league bids will reflect the same valuation change unless otherwise noted.

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March 10, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Below is the second update of my fantasy bid limits for AL-only, NL-only, and mixed leagues for auction formats. Listed below are the players whose prices have been shifted by two dollars or more in either direction.

Most of this edition’s updates are based on what happened in the LABR NL and AL auctions this past weekend in Phoenix, Arizona. I have been asked in the past how the expert auctions influence my prices. That’s a good question that also gives me an opportunity to explain how I construct my bids.

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March 3, 2017 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, 2017

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Mike Gianella

Mike unveils his initial bid limits for fantasy auctions this spring.

Welcome to the first installment of Baseball Prospectus’ 2017 bid prices for “standard” Rotisserie-style formats.

In the tables below, you will find my recommended bid limits for AL-only, NL-only, and mixed leagues. For AL and NL-only, the bid limits are designed for 12 teams, $260 budgets per team, 14 hitters, and nine pitchers. For mixed leagues, the bid limits are for 15 teams, $260 budgets per team, 14 hitters, and nine pitchers. The bids are not predictions of what these players will do, but rather suggested prices. While most of what I expect these players to do is based on projected statistics and values, other factors play a role in the bid prices. These factors include:

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April 1, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2016

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits one final time, based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Finally, at long last, Opening Day is right around the corner. Many of you have auctioned already, but for those of you with auctions this weekend, this update will hopefully help you with all of the last second tweaks based on job changes, injuries, or just a good or bad feeling that I have about a player. This is the most difficult update of all. Between today and Opening Day, there will be plenty of minor changes that may require you to make adjustments on the fly. But from this point forward, you are on your own.

Hopefully, you have been reading enough of my material over the last few weeks that you feel comfortable making your own bid adjustments. This is the final update; while some old school home leagues do auction the weekend after Opening Day, they are in the vast minority of fantasy leagues.

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March 25, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2016

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

The third update of my fantasy auction values brings another set of dollar values to look at, this time from the expert Tout Wars auctions, which were held this past weekend in New York City. Having a troika of expert auctions to look at gives us even more expert opinions to look at, and gives me yet another opportunity to move my prices up or down based on events at the auctions.

This isn’t the only reason I move my prices up or down, of course. Breaking news can also influence my bid limits for better or worse. This isn’t an exercise in being reactive to every little tidbit of news coming out of Florida or Arizona but rather an opportunity to adjust prices based on larger scale news.

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March 18, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fantasy Auction Values, Second Edition 2016

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news and happenings around the league.

Below is the second update of my fantasy bid limits for AL-only, NL-only, and mixed leagues for auction formats. Listed below are the players whose prices have been shifted by two dollars or more in either direction. In most cases, I moved my prices up or down based on the results from the CBS and LABR NL and AL-only auctions in late February and early March. I might be in love with Lorenzo Cain this year, but if his average salary is $25, there is no reason to put a bid limit on him over $30. On the other hand, the purpose of this exercise isn’t solely to adjust bid limits based on what players went for in LABR. I want to express a preference, not merely follow the herd.

Adjustments below are for AL and NL only in the case of significant players whose value moved up or down by two dollars or more in either direction. Corresponding mixed bid adjustments will be reflected in the table at the bottom of this article.

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February 24, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: First Edition, 2016

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Mike Gianella

Mike debuts his bid limits for auctions this spring.

Welcome to the first installment of Baseball Prospectus’ 2016 bid prices for “standard” Rotisserie-style formats.

In the tables below, you will find my recommended bid limits for AL-only, NL-only, and mixed leagues. For AL and NL-only, the bid limits are designed for 12 teams, $260 budgets per team, 14 hitters, and nine pitchers. For mixed leagues, the bid limits are for 15 teams, $260 budgets per team, 14 hitters, and nine pitchers. The bids are not predictions of what these players will do, but rather suggested prices. While most of what I expect these players to do is based on projected statistics and values, other factors play a role in the bid prices. These factors include:

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April 2, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Fourth Edition, 2015

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his bid limits based on the latest news from around the league.

Finally, after months of arguing about awards, arguing about Hall of Famers, watching the football playoffs out of sheer boredom, watching the NCAA men’s basketball tournament out of sheer boredom, and arguing about Kris Bryant’s service time, we’re almost there. Three days from now, the Cardinals and Cubs will kick off the regular season in Sunday night primetime, and once again all will be right with the world.

We are close enough to the start of the season that most of the adjustments in this update are on the bottom end guys. For home leagues that are more traditional and auction this weekend (or next weekend), this is the list I want to be able to use with confidence. I’m not looking to make significant changes, so there are only going to be a few players listed below who are above the $10 bid threshold who I will actually write a little blurb about below.

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March 26, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Third Edition, 2015

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his recommended bid limits based on the latest news.

The third update of my fantasy auction values brings another set of dollar values to look at, this time from the expert Tout Wars auctions, which were held this past weekend in New York City. Having a troika of expert auctions to look at gives us even more expert opinions to look at, and gives me yet another opportunity to move my prices up or down based on events at the auctions.

This isn’t the only reason I move my prices up or down, of course. Breaking news can also influence my bid limits for better or worse. This isn’t an exercise in being reactive to every little tidbit of news coming out of Florida or Arizona but rather an opportunity to adjust prices based on larger scale news.

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March 19, 2015 6:00 am

Fantasy Auction Values: Second Edition, 2015

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Mike Gianella

Mike updates his recommended bids based on expert auctions and recent news.

Below is the second update of my fantasy bid limits for AL-only, NL-only, and mixed leagues for auction formats. Listed below are the players whose prices have been shifted by two dollars or more in either direction. In most cases, I moved my prices up or down based on the results from the CBS and LABR NL and AL-only auctions in late February and early March. I may be all hot and bothered by Anthony Gose, but if his price is sitting in the mid-single digits in AL-only, there is little if any reason that I should be pushing him to $13. On the other hand, the purpose of this exercise isn’t solely to adjust bid limits based on what players went for in LABR. I want to express a preference, not merely follow the herd.

Adjustments below are for AL and NL only in the case of significant players whose value moved up or down by two dollars or more in either direction. Appropriate mixed bid adjustments will be reflected in the table at the bottom of this article.

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