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Auction Values for 5×5 12-Team Mixed Leagues

With the lockout in the rear-view, it’s time to get to some serious fantasy baseball. On March 5 I was lucky enough to be one of the participants in the LABR 12-Team Mixed League Auction. Although there were a couple of online glitches that hurt me in the end game, I came away pretty happy with my team. In fact, the Fantasy Alarm Draft Evaluator had me winning the league. I think I’ll need to do a very good job in-season to bear that out, but as far as value, I’ll put my team up against any other in the league. The good news for you is that the 12-team auction values below are the very same values I used during the draft, with the exception of a few small tweaks.

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Auction Strategy

If you want to go more in-depth, please check out my article on Auction Draft Strategy. My strategy for 12-team leagues allows a bit more risk than Deeper NL- or AL-Only leagues, but I still won’t overpay for players. Many people lay back too long in auctions hoping to get great deals later in the draft. That can work, but if you’re in a quality league you’ll end up overpaying when there are fewer quality players available but still plenty of money. Instead I’m not afraid to roster star players at their value. It allows you to form the base of your team and gives you the freedom to free-style a little later on in the draft. Ideally, I’ll get one or two really good starting pitchers, a closer, and three or four near-elite hitters just below price, then I like to sit back a bit and make sure I’m in good financial shape for the end game. NEVER pass up a good value though if it comes along.

About These Values

Please remember that these values are a guideline and they start changing the minute the first player goes off the board. Succeeding in fantasy baseball auctions is both an art and a science and every auction is different. The best managers are those that can adapt along the way and recognize value when it pops up. The values below are ‘full price.’ That is, they are what I’ve projected each player to earn. Ideally, you would purchase most players at 80% of that value, but as I said above, do not be afraid to purchase star players at or close to their value. Later in the auction is where you’ll make most of your profit.

2022 12-Team 5×5 Mixed League Auction Values

A little further on I’ll show you my values for each position, but probably the easiest way to see all of the auction values is our printable auction cheat sheet. If you’re going to auction in-person it’s nice to have a paper copy to check off names.

You can also search any individual player in the table below. Just start typing a player’s name in the search box and you’ll see their projected value displayed.

RnkPosPlayerTm$$
1SSFernando Tatis Jr.SDP44
2SSTrea TurnerLAD42
2OFJuan SotoWSN42
41BVladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR41
5OFMike TroutLAA40
63BJose RamirezCLE39
71BFreddie Freeman38
8OFRonald Acuna Jr.ATL37
8OFBryce HarperPHI37
10SSBo BichetteTOR36
113BManny MachadoSDP34
11SPGerrit ColeNYY34
11SPCorbin BurnesMIL34
143BRafael DeversBOS33
14DHShohei OhtaniLAA33
161BPete AlonsoNYM32
16OFMookie BettsLAD32
16OFKyle TuckerHOU32
19OFCedric Mullins IIBAL30
201BPaul GoldschmidtSTL29
202BOzzie AlbiesATL29
203BAustin RileyATL29
20OFYordan AlvarezHOU29
20SPZack WheelerPHI29
20SPBrandon WoodruffMIL29
26OFTeoscar HernandezTOR28
271BJose AbreuCHW27
27SSTim AndersonCHW27
27OFLuis RobertCHW27
27SPJacob deGromNYM27
31CSalvador PerezKCR26
311BMatt OlsonOAK26
312BWhit MerrifieldKCR26
31SPMax ScherzerNYM26
352BMarcus SemienTEX25
35OFAaron JudgeNYY25
35OFNick Castellanos25
35OFJ.D. MartinezBOS25
392BJonathan IndiaCIN24
393BNolan ArenadoSTL24
39OFStarling MarteNYM24
39SPWalker BuehlerLAD24
43SSXander BogaertsBOS23
43OFGeorge SpringerTOR23
43SPRobbie RaySEA23
46CJ.T. RealmutoPHI22
461BRhys HoskinsPHI22
46OFEloy JimenezCHW22
46OFJesse WinkerCIN22
46RPJosh HaderMIL22
46RPLiam HendriksCHW22
52CWill SmithLAD21
52SSJavier BaezDET21
52SPFreddy PeraltaMIL21
552BJose AltuveHOU20
55SPAaron NolaPHI20
55SPJulio UriasLAD20
55SPLucas GiolitoCHW20
55SPJack FlahertySTL20
55RPEmmanuel ClaseCLE20
612BJorge PolancoMIN19
613BAlex BregmanHOU19
61SSTrevor Story19
61OFRandy ArozarenaTBR19
652BMax MuncyLAD18
65SSCorey SeagerTEX18
65OFGiancarlo StantonNYY18
65OFMitch HanigerSEA18
65SPSandy AlcantaraMIA18
65SPJoe MusgroveSDP18
65SPAlek ManoahTOR18
65RPRaisel IglesiasLAA18
65RPEdwin DiazNYM18
741BJoey VottoCIN17
741BJared WalshLAA17
742BKetel MarteARI17
742BDJ LeMahieuNYY17
743BKris Bryant17
743BAnthony RendonLAA17
74SSAdalberto MondesiKCR17
74OFByron BuxtonMIN17
74OFBryan ReynoldsPIT17
74SPChris SaleBOS17
74SPLance LynnCHW17
85CYasmani GrandalCHW16
85OFFranmil ReyesCLE16
85OFChristian YelichMIL16
85OFTyler O'NeillSTL16
85RPRyan PresslyHOU16
90SSFrancisco LindorNYM15
90SSCarlos Correa15
90OFJoey GalloNYY15
90SPJose BerriosTOR15
90SPLogan WebbSFG15
90SPFrankie MontasOAK15
90SPBlake SnellSDP15
97CWillson ContrerasCHC14
972BBrandon LoweTBR14
973BJustin TurnerLAD14
97OFKyle Schwarber14
97OFCody BellingerLAD14
97RPAroldis ChapmanNYY14
97RPWill SmithATL14
1041BJosh BellWSN13
1043BEugenio SuarezCIN13
104SSWander FrancoTBR13
104SPYu DarvishSDP13
104SPKevin GausmanTOR13
1091BBrandon BeltSFG12
109OFRyan MountcastleBAL12
109SPCarlos Rodon12
109SPCharlie MortonATL12
109SPIan AndersonATL12
109SPTrevor RogersMIA12
115CDaulton VarshoARI11
1151BC.J. CronCOL11
1152BGleyber TorresNYY11
1152BTommy EdmanSTL11
1153BRyan McMahonCOL11
1153BJosh DonaldsonMIN11
115SSWilly AdamesMIL11
115OFAndrew BenintendiKCR11
115OFMichael Conforto11
115SPShane BieberCLE11
1252BJake CronenworthSDP10
125SPChris BassittOAK10
125SPLuis GarciaHOU10
125SPLuis CastilloCIN10
129CMitch GarverMIN9
1291BBobby DalbecBOS9
1292BJazz Chisholm Jr.MIA9
129SSRobert WittKCR9
129SSDansby SwansonATL9
129OFMarcell OzunaATL9
129OFHunter RenfroeMIL9
129SPLuis SeverinoNYY9
129SPNathan EovaldiBOS9
129SPClayton Kershaw9
129SPRanger SuarezPHI9
129SPZac GallenARI9
129SPDylan CeaseCHW9
129SPMike ClevingerSDP9
129RPGiovanny GallegosSTL9
129SPMax FriedATL9
145CGary SanchezNYY8
1453BMatt ChapmanOAK8
145DHNelson Cruz8
145RPTaylor RogersMIN8
149OFJorge Soler7
149OFAvisail GarciaMIA7
149OFTrent GrishamSDP7
149SPShane BazTBR7
149SPMichael KopechCHW7
149RPKenley Jansen7
155OFAustin MeadowsTBR6
155SPJustin Verlander6
155SPShane McClanahanTBR6
155SPNoah SyndergaardLAA6
159CKeibert RuizWSN5
1592BJean SeguraPHI5
1592BChris TaylorLAD5
159SSAmed RosarioCLE5
159OFAlex VerdugoBOS5
159OFCharlie BlackmonCOL5
159OFDylan CarlsonSTL5
159SPFramber ValdezHOU5
167CTyler StephensonCIN4
167CTravis d'ArnaudATL4
1673BYoan MoncadaCHW4
167OFAdam DuvallATL4
167OFA.J. PollockLAD4
167SPPatrick SandovalLAA4
167SPJose UrquidyHOU4
167RPJordan RomanoTOR4
167RPBlake TreinenLAD4
176COmar NarvaezMIL3
1761BMiguel SanoMIN3
1763BMike MoustakasCIN3
176OFAndrew VaughnCHW3
176OFAkil BaddooDET3
176SPEduardo RodriguezDET3
176RPCorey KnebelPHI3
176RPCamilo DovalSFG3
184CAdley RutschmanBAL2
184CYadier MolinaSTL2
184CAustin NolaSDP2
1841BYuli GurrielHOU2
1843BKe'Bryan HayesPIT2
184SSBrandon CrawfordSFG2
184SPBailey OberMIN2
184RPGarrett WhitlockBOS2
192CMike ZuninoTBR1
192CElias DiazCOL1
192CCarson KellyARI1
192CAlejandro KirkTOR1
192CChristian VazquezBOS1
192CSean MurphyOAK1
192CJames McCannNYM1
192CYan GomesCHC1
192CJoey BartSFG1
1921BTrey ManciniBAL1
1921BAnthony Rizzo1
1921BNathaniel LoweTEX1
1921BLuke VoitNYY1
1921BJesus AguilarMIA1
1922BEnrique HernandezBOS1
1922BGarrett HampsonCOL1
1922BEduardo EscobarNYM1
1923BJeimer CandelarioDET1
1923BHunter DozierKCR1
1923BAlec BohmPHI1
192SSGavin LuxLAD1
192OFTommy Pham1
192OFAdolis GarciaTEX1
192OFMax KeplerMIN1
192OFAustin HaysBAL1
192OFLourdes Gurriel Jr.TOR1
192OFAnthony SantanderBAL1
192OFWil MyersSDP1
192OFHarrison BaderSTL1
192OFEddie Rosario1
192OFJesus SanchezMIA1
192OFTyler NaquinCIN1
192OFMyles StrawCLE1
192OFRobbie GrossmanDET1
192OFMark CanhaNYM1
192OFAndrew McCutchen1
192OFJarred KelenicSEA1
192OFIan HappCHC1
192OFRamon LaureanoOAK1
192OFMike YastrzemskiSFG1
192OFRandal GrichukTOR1
192OFMichael BrantleyHOU1
192OFRaimel TapiaCOL1
192SPSean ManaeaOAK1
192SPTrevor BauerLAD1
192SPJoe RyanMIN1
192SPPablo LopezMIA1
192SPLogan GilbertSEA1
192SPJordan MontgomeryNYY1
192SPLance McCullers Jr.HOU1
192SPJosiah GrayWSN1
192SPDanny Duffy1
192SPAaron AshbyMIL1
192SPLuis PatinoTBR1
192SPJameson TaillonNYY1
192SPZack Greinke1
192SPDrew RasmussenTBR1
192SPJohn MeansBAL1
192SPAlex WoodSFG1
192SPJon GrayTEX1
192SPSonny GrayCIN1
192SPHyun-Jin RyuTOR1
192SPTriston McKenzieCLE1
192SPCorey KluberTBR1
192SPYusei KikuchiSEA1
192SPChris PaddackSDP1
192SPTanner HouckBOS1
192SPTyler MahleCIN1
192SPJames KaprielianOAK1
192SPZach PlesacCLE1
192SPAnthony DeSclafaniSFG1
192SPAdam WainwrightSTL1
192SPJames PaxtonBOS1
192RPPaul SewaldSEA1
192RPDiego CastilloSEA1
192RPCraig KimbrelCHW1
192RPDevin WilliamsMIL1
192RPKen GilesSEA1
192RPAndrew KittredgeTBR1
192RPChad GreenNYY1
192RPPierce JohnsonSDP1
192RPTyler WellsBAL1
192RPMatt BarnesBOS1
192RPScott BarlowKCR1
192RPRowan WickCHC1
192RPMark MelanconARI1
192RPDylan FloroMIA1
192RPCristian JavierHOU1
192RPLucas SimsCIN1
192RPMichael FulmerDET1
192RPEmilio PaganSDP1
283CJorge AlfaroSDP0
283CDanny JansenTOR0
283CMax StassiLAA0
2831BEric HosmerSDP0
2832BJonathan SchoopDET0
2832BKolten WongMIL0
2832BTy FranceSEA0
2832BLuis UriasMIL0
2832BBrendan RodgersCOL0
2832BCesar HernandezWSN0
2832BLuis ArraezMIN0
2832BJosh RojasARI0
2832BJeff McNeilNYM0
2832BAbraham ToroSEA0
2832BNick MadrigalCHC0
2832BNick SolakTEX0
2832BAdam FrazierSEA0
2832BNico HoernerCHC0
2833BPatrick WisdomCHC0
2833BEvan LongoriaSFG0
2833BBrian AndersonMIA0
2833BYandy DiazTBR0
2833BGio UrshelaNYY0
283SSIsiah Kiner-FalefaTEX0
283SSMiguel RojasMIA0
283SSJonathan Villar0
283SSOneil CruzPIT0
283SSPaul DeJongSTL0
283SSJ.P. CrawfordSEA0
283SSDidi GregoriusPHI0
283OFAlex KirilloffMIN0
283OFKyle LewisSEA0
283OFLaMonte Wade Jr.SFG0
283OFRafael OrtegaCHC0
283OFBrandon MarshLAA0
283OFGarrett CooperMIA0
283OFConnor JoeCOL0
283OFKole CalhounTEX0
283OFVictor RoblesWSN0
283OFJarren DuranBOS0
283OFKevin KiermaierTBR0
283OFDarin RufSFG0

Catcher Dollar Values

 

Catcher Values

I’d love to grab one of those top three, but I can’t bring myself to pay that much for a catcher. Instead I’d rather pay for a Mitch Garver or Tyler Stephenson type and then wait until the end game to see if any bargains pop up. Elias Diz seems to be showing up on a lot of my rosters as he’s and end-game catcher who puts up decent numbers and shouldn’t kill my batting average.

First Base Dollar Values

First base values

First base is deep in solid bats but shallow in elite bats. I love Vlad Jr. but his price tag hurts. I’d rather see if Hoskins, Alonso, or Jose Abreu go for a bit of a bargain. I also like Brandon Belt more than most. His numbers per at-bat were elite in 2021. Can he stay healthy? If we knew that he’d be a $30 player. I also like Bobby Dalbec more than most. His strong second half gives me reason to think his average won’t be as bad as many people think.

Second Base Dollar Values

Second Base Values

Do you pay for the speed of an aging Whit Merrifield? Is Ozzie Albies really a $30 player? Second base is another position where I’m more comfortable in that second tier. I like the well-rounded games of Jonathan India and Jorge Polanco. There’s positive news on the Max Muncy injury front. And DJ Lemahieu is going to be a huge bargain if he can even come close to a bounce-back to his 2019-20 form.

Third Basebase Dollar Values

third base values

Do not wait on third base. It gets shallow really fast. Just go ahead and pay for the first good one that goes at or near his value. In LABR I paid $32 for Rafael Devers and I’m lower on him than most. You do not want to wait too long and be counting on the health of Josh Donaldson or a bounce-back from Matt Chapman. Nolan Arenado and Alex Bregman seem to be decent values at the prices listed. I might bring them up for bid early and see if I can solve my third base position before scarcity creates a bidding war.

Shortstop Dollar Values

Shortstop values

Wow, there are plenty of great players at shortstop. I’d be happy to roster any of those top 14. It does get a little iffy after that so you may want to fill your middle infield slot a little early in the auction if you can. Brandon Crawford is getting on in years and isn’t a sexy name, but he added some stolen bases last year and is not a bad solution to that middle infield slot.

Outfield Dollar Values

Outfield DH

I’m spending some money here and a lot of it needs to involve speed. I like Kyle Tucker and Cedric Mullins near the top end and any outfielders I consider later in the auction better give me 10 to 15 steals as well. I’m thinking players like Trent Grisham, Dylan Carlson, A.J. Pollock, Austin Hays, Wil Myers and Harrison Bader all have the ability to go double-digits in steals and that could make a huge difference at this time of relatively low stolen base totals. Shoehei Ohtani was incredible last year, but his second-half numbers concern me. Will he run that much again? He hit .229 in the second half of 2021. What if that’s closer to who he really is? I just can’t take that kind of risk with what he’ll cost.

Starting Pitcher Dollar Values

 

I want two of those top 14 and yes, I know I’m higher on Jack Flaherty than most. He’s a Top 10 starter if he makes 30 starts. Then I want to add one more second tier starter like Alek Manoah, Blake Snell, or Ian Anderson. From that point on though I’m perfectly happy to wait until round 15 and on to find the rest of my starting pitchers. There are a ton of starting pitchers I love all the way to the end of a 12-team auction. One starting pitcher that gets no love is Jose Urquidy. Do fantasy managers not realize that WHIP is a category? Urquidy has a 1.01 WHIP in 177 career innings. You can’t fake that. I’m also intrigued by what Jon Gray might do now that he’s out of Colorado, but that’s more of a reserve round kind of intrigue.

SP Dollars 3-14

Relief Pitcher Auction Values

Relief Pitcher dollars

Yes, the closer scene is a mess right now but please don’t fall into that trap of placing too much value on the few ‘reliable’ closers. There will still be the same number of saves to go around, we just don’t know who will be getting them just yet. Just grab the first solid closer who comes at a decent price and then wait around until the end game. You’ll likely be able to grab another one or two closers for under $5. With many bullpens likely to change in the next week or so, these values will undoubtedly be a bit outdated. That doesn’t mean you bump newly anointed closers up to $15. It’s a 12-team league. There will be plenty of saves to grab later.

Final Thoughts

Please feel free to leave comments below about what an idiot I am for valuing your favorite player too low. I’ve come to expect it. But also remember that these values are a guide and a starting point. As players are signed over the next few weeks these numbers will need tweaking. Take these numbers and auction values and make them something you’re comfortable with.

For more great analysis and rankings, make sure to check out the 2022 FantraxHQ Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit!
10 Comments
  1. bill says

    Ohtani?

    1. bill says

      Saw him on the cheat sheet though.

    2. Doug Anderson says

      He’s listed with the outfielders and DH. If I were bidding just as a pitcher, I’d put him around $17 or so.

  2. Joe says

    Max Fried $1?

    1. Doug Anderson says

      Good catch. Had him at $9 on my original sheet and evidently botched him when I pull everything over. He’s fixed.

  3. Russell Weiderman says

    Will you be coming out with an AL only player values cheat sheet soon?

    1. Doug Anderson says

      Trying to get to those. Got 15-team mixed Tout Wars coming up this weekend, then I’ll get to my AL and NL values.

  4. Austin says

    Great article! Our 7 player keeper league just switched over to Fantrax and I’m excited.

    Any chance this gets updated in the next few days? We have our draft Sunday.

  5. trey says

    What’s the budget on this?

    1. Doug Adminerson says

      $260 per team

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