RotoWire Partners
RotoWire Blogs
All Sports
Recent Comments
Featured Bloggers
Chris Liss
Jeff Erickson
Dalton Del Don
Andre' Snellings
Erik Siegrist
Jason Thornbury
Peter Schoenke
About RSS
More info
Baseball Commissioner
Fantasy Football News
Fantasy Football Draft Kit
Fantasy Football Magazine
Football Draft Software
Fantasy Baseball News
Draft Kit
Draft Software
Email Reports
Email Preferences Fantasy Baseball Blog
Search All of Blogs:

BlogsAll Sports   Baseball   Football   Basketball   Hockey   Golf  

Inflation's Wild Ride
Posted by Randy Hale at 3/27/2006 7:40:00 AM
View more posts by this author


Yesterday was the auction for an NL-Only keeper league I'm in. Inflation was off-the-charts at 41% going in - personally the highest I've ever seen in over 15 years of rotisserie experience. As I expected, the early high value guys were consistently going for at or just below inflated fair market value - which drove inflation up further into the 44-45% range from rounds 3 thru 6. I landed Jason Schmidt early at $26 - much later in the draft Chris Young of San Diego went for $24! Also in the latter portion of the mid-rounds (roughly 8 thru 12) we saw Ryan Zimmerman go for $22, Stephen Drew $20 (JD went for $21!), Aaron Heilman and David Bush for $16 each! Moral of the story: Know your inflation and the dynamic nature of it's fluctuation DURING the auction. Sometimes it IS better to spend early!


Stephen Drew for $20? Wow.

Our rosters cuts are due today, and if everyone keeps who I expect them to keep, our inflation will be an unbelieveable 64%. Fortunately we can always count on someone making bad choices, so that will knock the inflation down a bit, but still, it should settle in at over 50%, which is a bit daunting.
Posted by kennruby at 3/27/2006 8:08:00 AM
Wow! That IS unbelievable inflation! I've never seen anything near that high. It definitely makes you re-evaluate your keepers! For example, I had Cliff Floyd at $20 salary - had him valued at $15 - and with 41% inflation, had his inflation adjusted value at $22. Those are the kind of guys that should be frozen more often than not in that situation.
Posted by rshale at 3/27/2006 12:30:00 PM

You must be logged in to post a comment. Click here to log in or register with