Week 4 FAAB Results

Here’s hoping everyone had a great weekend and success in bidding on their free agents. This week is going to be quick – I got backed up due to some personal matters and the holiday, plus an extra podcast with Yahoo’s Scott Pianowski today.

The thing that struck me about this week was that there were some pretty big bids on guys that weren’t on a lot of radars at the start of the season. Some were maybe thought about in deeper leagues, like Christian Walker and Hunter Dozier, but some didn’t get much look unless you went beyond 500 players. That happens with relief pitchers pretty frequently, but I’d venture to guess that it doesn’t happen as often with position players. But in 932 NFBC leagues, Ryan Cordell was drafted four times, Michael Chavis 226 times (ADP: ominously 666), Cole Tucker 111 times (ADP: 747) and Mike Tauchman 86 times (ADP: 774).

AL Tout Wars

Doug Dennis: rel NHundley Oak, pur LMaile Tor 0
Doug Dennis: res JLoaisiga NYY, pur ESwanson Sea 106
Chris Liss: res JBeeks TB, pur SKelley Tex 93
Chris Liss: res HPence Tex, pur RCordell CWS 135
Nando DiFino: res TWhite Hou, pur CDavis Bal 57
Nando DiFino: res DSmyly Tex, pur EPhillips Bal 2
Nando DiFino: res VGuerreroJr Tor, pur MFord NYY 74
Rob Leibowitz: res JMarisnick Hou, pur YAlvarez Hou 9
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton: dis ENunez Bos, pur ESogard Tor 2
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton: res TWade NYY, pur CBiggio Tor 2
Jason Collette: rel JGuerra Tor, pur DanNorris Det 34
Jason Collette: rel TWard LAA, pur MChavis Bos 303
Mike Gianella: dis NEovaldi Bos, pur INova CWS 13
Larry Schechter: res HRamirez Cle, pur GUrshela NYY 12
Mike Podhorzer: dis LGiolito CWS, pur JNewberry KC 1
Mike Podhorzer: res BWorkman Bos, pur MWalden Bos 1
Jeff Erickson: res MManning Det, pur CBassitt Oak 10
Doug Dennis: rel BBoxberger KC, pur CSadzeck Sea 6
Howard Bender: dis AJudge NYY, pur DSantana Tex 22
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton: res JZimmermann Det, pur MBanuelos CWS 1
Rick Wolf/Glenn Colton: res TGore KC, pur DCease CWS 1

Jason Collette’s big bid on Michael Chavis might have influenced me a little bid on my subsequent bids on him. I wasn’t in on him here because I was focused more on adding pitching, but had I been in on him I would have been around $150. I ended up getting Bassitt for his two starts this week, though it made me bummed out that Rick & Glenn got essentially the same commodity in Bañuelos for only $1 after I spent $10.

NFBC Main Event

Team Add Drop Bid Runner-Up
Prasse Roenis Elias Wade LeBlanc 192 174
Bavaro Taylor Rogers Matt Barnes 174 77
Welcome to Stevieland Cole Tucker Greg Allen 103 95
Nelson Ji-Man Choi Yolmer Sanchez 94 12
Dutch Mafia 3 Erik Swanson Felix Pena 88 73
Nelson Jerad Eickhoff Jake Lamb 81 43
El Scorchos Main Michael Chavis Eduardo Nunez 75 33
Prasse Reynaldo Lopez Arodys Vizcaino 66 48
Mudhens Mike Tauchman Sandy Alcantara 63 49
Warner Chase Anderson Mike Fiers 44 19
LEATHERNECK 5 Danny Santana Matt Shoemaker 39 9
Perdido Street Station Blake Swihart Carson Kelly 35 7
Dutch Mafia 3 Eric Thames Michael A. Taylor 27 1
Reid Clay Buchholz Freddy Peralta 25
Bavaro Derek Dietrich Rowdy Tellez 18
Warner Billy McKinney Cedric Mullins 16 9
Tonsager Dexter Fowler Matt Kemp 12
Tigers Slappy Lucas Duda Lance Lynn 12
El Scorchos Main Ty Buttrey Eric Lauer 10 4
Tigers Slappy Eric Sogard Jason Martin 9
Reid Shawn Kelley Seranthony Dominguez 8
Warner Brian McCann John Hicks 8 1
Welcome to Stevieland Danny Duffy Marco Estrada 8
Welcome to Stevieland Chris Bassitt Brett Anderson 8
Bavaro Trevor May Brandon Morrow 4
LEATHERNECK 5 Robert Stephenson Raimel Tapia 3
LEATHERNECK 5 Andrew Heaney Jed Lowrie 2
Reid Tony Wolters Chris Iannetta 1

I put in bids to keep the league honest on Cole Tucker ($95) and Michael Chavis ($75), and somewhat surprisingly in light of the bidding on Chavis in Tout two hours earlier got him by too comfortable of a margin. I like the potential of Chavis, but his long-term playing time is hardly guaranteed and I’m going to need to pace myself for the long run. Buttrey was a bid I was pretty happy with the result – though there’s a chance that the Angels could ultimately prefer Hansel Robles over him if/when Cody Allen spits up the job, I like Buttrey’s skills. I didn’t activate him this week, though, and I also have Diego Castillo stashed. I don’t think that situation will be tenable for long.

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Team Add Drop Bid Runner-Up
Fantasy Fabio Christian Walker Forrest Whitley 252 179
Evil Empire OC1 Hunter Dozier Jeimer Candelario 111 81
Evil Empire OC1 Roenis Elias Tyler Mahle 81 1
AA Yankees Cole Tucker Jason Heyward 48 39
Evil Empire OC1 Andrelton Simmons Alex Wood 41 1
AA Yankees Renato Nunez Miguel Sano 36
VORP Puce Dwight Smith Jr. Jonathan Lucroy 36 4
Tigers Slappy BJE Brian Anderson Christin Stewart 18
El Scorchos OC1 Tommy La Stella David Robertson 15
Tigers Slappy BJE C.J. Cron Ji-Man Choi 13
Machado Hos-Mer hits in S.D. Zack Godley Arodys Vizcaino 11
Machado Hos-Mer hits in S.D. Wade Miley Reynaldo Lopez 10 1
VORP Puce Diego Castillo Anibal Sanchez 6
Warrior Poets II Eric Thames Jakob Junis 4
AA Yankees Leury Garcia Ramon Laureano 4
AA Yankees Josh Phegley Tyler Flowers 3 1
Interpreter is expensive Mark Melancon Dakota Hudson 1
Interpreter is expensive Johan Camargo Starlin Castro 1
Interpreter is expensive Erik Swanson Trevor Cahill 1
Home Run Derbies Isiah Kiner-Falefa Francisco Mejia 1
Home Run Derbies Jesus Luzardo Sergio Romo 1

I needed someone 2B-eligible to protect against the possible absence of Robinson Canó this week, so why not take a flier on a guy that’s twice hit two homers in a game already this season. It’s pretty clear that the Angels are going to keep playing La Stella against right-handers, and he’s doing a good job of taking advantage of the juiced ball. I was also in on Walker and Dozier, but pretty clearly not enough.

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Team Add Drop Bid Runner-Up
Cubs dynasty pipe dreamers Hector Neris Tanner Roark 127 80
Wiffle Ball Legends 5 Christian Walker Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 111 23
The Dugout Wizard OC JE 0326 Matt Olson Tyler O’Neill 92 1
The Dugout Wizard OC JE 0326 Cole Tucker Jackie Bradley Jr. 88 27
Zvi CC Sabathia Alex Wood 77 4
Cubs dynasty pipe dreamers Avisail Garcia Ryan O’Hearn 57 34
El Scorchos OC2 Joey Wendle Chad Pinder 55
The Dugout Wizard OC JE 0326 Teoscar Hernandez Justin Upton 48 1
Stretch Runner Spencer Turnbull Jhoulys Chacin 40 13
Fast Yonny Chirinos Michael Pineda 40 1
Stretch Runner Scott Barlow Arodys Vizcaino 35
WaterMelonWine Roenis Elias Sergio Romo 29 11
Fast Harrison Bader Greg Bird 17 1
Stretch Runner Yonder Alonso Hanley Ramirez 15 1
Fast Zach Davies Merrill Kelly 15
The Dugout Wizard OC JE 0326 Jordan Lyles Wade Miley 15 1
WaterMelonWine Homer Bailey Jordan Zimmermann 13
WaterMelonWine Derek Dietrich Ben Zobrist 13
Fast Jeremy Hellickson Trevor Cahill 6
Stretch Runner Kole Calhoun Corey Dickerson 4
Fast Chris Owings Ian Kinsler 4
Brasier Hunter Dozier Nick Margevicius 2
Brasier Tyler Mahle Corbin Burnes 1
Stretch Runner David Fletcher Freddy Galvis 1
Wiffle Ball Legends 5 Lucas Giolito Tyler Skaggs 1
Aspite Jake Bauers Nathan Eovaldi 1
Aspite Scooter Gennett Trevor Richards 1

Again, protecting against Canó’s absence, but I pretty clearly overbid on Wendle. At least he was batting fourth on Monday.

TGFBI

Team Add Drop Bid Runner-Up
Del Don Cole Tucker Justin Upton 250 191
Alan @TheFantasyFix Christian Walker Jaime Barria 217 135
El Scorchos TGFBI Michael Chavis Trevor May 110 32
Weatherwax TGFBI Pablo Lopez Derek Dietrich 62 57
Weatherwax TGFBI Mike Tauchman Harrison Bader 58 31
Del Don CC Sabathia Hanley Ramirez 50 20
Del Don Welington Castillo Francisco Mejia 50 8
Del Don Erik Swanson David Robertson 50 14
Weatherwax TGFBI Nick Anderson Josh Harrison 26 11
El Scorchos TGFBI Shawn Kelley Jose Urena 25 6
@SethDaSportsMan Jason Kipnis Touki Toussaint 23 20
Entrekin Homer Bailey Jackie Bradley Jr. 21 3
Thorburn Raimel Tapia Michael A. Taylor 18
@SethDaSportsMan Jung Ho Kang Kendrys Morales 16
Weatherwax TGFBI Daniel Robertson Nick Pivetta 14
Entrekin Lance Lynn Kole Calhoun 13 11
Bell Tyler Mahle Arodys Vizcaino 10 10
@kle18 TGFBI Jorge Lopez Tyler O’Neill 9
@kle18 TGFBI Justin Bour Greg Bird 2
gregsauce Tanner Roark Nick Margevicius 1
@kle18 TGFBI Dakota Hudson Ryan Yarbrough 1

Bidding has been pretty aggressive in this league, so I raised my bids here a little bit and managed to overkill both in getting Chavis and Kelley. Amateur hour, I guess, and I should have been more aggressive on Christian Walker.

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Waiver Wire Audits

Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Hunter Dozier awarded to Jim Bowden – SiriusXM Fantasy for $144.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Hunter Dozier: $79, $22, $32, $5, $5, $73, $35, $78.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Jordan Lyles awarded to Guru Elite for $91.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Jordan Lyles: $28, $28, $13, $13, $21, $29, $27.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Cole Tucker awarded to SiriusXM Fantasy Drive for $79.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Cole Tucker: $33, $36, $56, $78.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Zach Davies awarded to Jim Bowden – SiriusXM Fantasy for $77.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Zach Davies: $18, $18.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Roenis Elias awarded to Jim Bowden – SiriusXM Fantasy for $68.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Roenis Elias: $35, $55.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Jerad Eickhoff awarded to USA TODAY Sports for $63.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Jerad Eickhoff: $13, $13.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Luke Weaver awarded to RonShandler.com for $59.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Luke Weaver: $43, $41, $13, $13, $21, $14, $45.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Renato Nunez awarded to Jim Bowden – SiriusXM Fantasy for $47.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Renato Nunez: $23, $16.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Erik Swanson awarded to CDM Sports for $45.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Drew Pomeranz awarded to Fantistics for $35.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Michael Chavis awarded to RotoWire for $35.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Dwight Smith Jr. awarded to CDM Sports for $35.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Dwight Smith Jr.: $33, $5, $5.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Ryan Zimmerman awarded to Colton & The Wolfman for $23.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Derek Holland awarded to SiriusXM Fantasy Drive for $19.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Spencer Turnbull awarded to SiriusXM Fantasy Drive for $19.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Failed bids for Spencer Turnbull: $15.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Shawn Kelley awarded to RotoWire for $15.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Danny Santana awarded to Guru Elite for $9.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Robert Stephenson awarded to USA TODAY Sports for $8.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Mike Tauchman awarded to Baseball HQ for $5.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Brian McCann awarded to NFBC for $3.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Wilmer Flores awarded to Scout Fantasy for $1.
Sun Apr 21 11:04 PM ET: Waiver wire completed.

Same pair of players, one less team in the league, one less roster spot, but we do have IL spots.

Mixed LABR

Waiver Wire Audits

Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Hector Neris awarded to Yahoo Sports for $19.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Hector Neris: $1, $1, $5, $5, $5, $7, $14, $14, $14.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Michael Chavis awarded to ESPN.com for $13.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Michael Chavis: $1, $4, $4, $4.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Cole Tucker awarded to Razzball (Rudy Gamble) for $12.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Cole Tucker: $8, $3, $4, $4, $4.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: C.J. Cron awarded to Baseball HQ for $8.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for C.J. Cron: $4, $6, $1, $1, $5, $2, $3, $3, $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Albert Pujols awarded to Baseball Prospectus for $5.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Albert Pujols: $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Mike Tauchman awarded to The Athletic for $4.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Mike Tauchman: $2, $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Jerad Eickhoff awarded to ESPN.com for $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Jerad Eickhoff: $1, $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Erik Swanson awarded to Razzball (Rudy Gamble) for $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Erik Swanson: $1, $3, $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Tommy La Stella awarded to Roto Lady for $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Tommy La Stella: $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Billy McKinney awarded to The Athletic for $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Billy McKinney: $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Homer Bailey awarded to The Athletic for $3.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Homer Bailey: $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Joey Wendle awarded to Fangraphs – Sleeper & Bust for $2.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Brian McCann awarded to Baseball HQ for $2.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Zach Davies awarded to RotoWire for $2.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Ryan Cordell awarded to Scout Fantasy for $2.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Lou Trivino awarded to Scout Fantasy for $2.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Lou Trivino: $1, $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Brandon Drury awarded to Fangraphs – Sleeper & Bust for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Nick Burdi awarded to Yahoo Sports for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Robert Stephenson awarded to Yahoo Sports for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Robert Stephenson: $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Ervin Santana awarded to ESPN.com for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Melky Cabrera awarded to Razzball (Rudy Gamble) for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Rio Ruiz awarded to Razzball (Rudy Gamble) for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Shawn Kelley awarded to Razzball (Rudy Gamble) for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Failed bids for Shawn Kelley: $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Grayson Greiner awarded to Roto Lady for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: J.D. Davis awarded to USATODAY Sports for $1.
Mon Apr 22 12:04 AM ET: Waiver wire completed.

I’m at the horns of a dilemma in this league – I’m super light on closers, but I spent a good chunk of my $100 FAAB budget already and don’t have the luxury of $0 bids. So when Hector Neris was the obviously closer to bid on in this league, do I use a big chunk and limit myself to only $1-2 bids for most of the season, and then pull my hair out the rest of the way watching Gabe Kapler manage his bullpen? Or do I put in a “keep ’em honest” bid and hope the league feels the same way about Kapler? I went the latter route, bidding only $5, which wasn’t close to getting him. I’ll need to keep speculating down the road, or trade for a closer, or flat out punt the category.

RotoWire Staff Keeper League

There’s nothing worse than getting shut out entirely in a given week, even if you’re fighting for scraps in an 18-team mixed league. I should have gone after Jerad Eickhoff – I think I’m going to regret not going harder there, given Nick Pivetta’s demotion. My two misses were Danny Santana and Shawn Kelley, who I lost on a standings tiebreaker.