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House of Shlain: NL-only Auction Recap

Nick Shlain

Nick Shlain

Nick analyzes prospects for RotoWire and focuses on the Midwest League during the season.

Earlier this week I was part of a group of fantasy experts assembled by Baseball Prospectus and Roto Think Tank writer Mike Gianella that completed a 12-team NL-only auction. Mike's write up of the auction is available here. I can't thank Mike enough, not just for including me in this draft but for helping me along the last few years. The first piece of writing about fantasy baseball I ever did on the web was a collaborative critique of Mike's AL-only CBS team that Rotoman Peter Kreutzer put up on a few years back. He also put me in touch with Derek VanRiper a little over a year ago and, well, here I am.

Anyway, this was an NL-only auction with the standard 23 active players and we didn't buy reserves. When I wrote up my 15-team mixed draft team I covered why I prefer "only" leagues to mixed, but I also prefer auctions to drafts. Plenty of players like auctions because they can target

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