Week 14 FAAB Projections

I thought it was going to be a slow week for bidding, but a few pitchers have seen their ownership jump quite a bit. Also, there is some movement with a couple of closers going down with injuries.

The projection guidelines:

  • The ownership rates are from CBS since they have some quickdraw waiver wire leagues where players can be picked up at any time.
  • The FAAB estimates are based on the 2018 15-team mixed NFBC leagues which used a $1000 FAAB budget. Owners are going to need to convert these values to their own league.
  • The ownership values were taken from Saturday and lots can happen in between when they publish and FAAB bids run.
  • Only players owned in 50% or fewer of CBS leagues are examined.
Week 14 Projected Hitter FAAB
Name Previous Ownership% Current Ownership% Change% Cost
Hunter Bishop CF | SF 0% 1% 1% $18
Brock Holt 2B | BOS 2% 5% 3% $19
Adley Rutschman C | BAL 2% 3% 1% $18
David Freese 3B | LAD 3% 4% 1% $18
Zack Collins C | CHW 4% 9% 5% $20
Bobby Bradley 1B | CLE 5% 10% 5% $21
Tyler White 1B | HOU 6% 7% 1% $18
Matt Adams 1B | WAS 8% 11% 3% $20
Eric Sogard SS | TOR 8% 11% 3% $20
Jason Kipnis 2B | CLE 8% 10% 2% $19
Kevin Newman SS | PIT 10% 22% 12% $33
Brian McCann C | ATL 15% 20% 5% $24
Carson Kelly C | ARI 19% 28% 9% $32
Danny Santana LF | TEX 19% 27% 8% $30
Freddy Galvis SS | TOR 20% 21% 1% $23
Kurt Suzuki C | WAS 22% 24% 2% $24
Francisco Mejia C | SD 23% 25% 2% $25
Jackie Bradley CF | BOS 25% 32% 7% $33
Jake Bauers 1B | CLE 25% 30% 5% $30
Chris Taylor SS | LAD 26% 33% 7% $33
Roberto Perez C | CLE 27% 34% 7% $34
Ian Desmond 1B | COL 34% 56% 22% $86
Garrett Cooper LF | MIA 34% 42% 8% $42
Ryan McMahon 1B | COL 36% 45% 9% $46
Luis Urias 2B | SD 37% 39% 2% $35
Oscar Mercado CF | CLE 38% 60% 22% $92
Ramon Laureano CF | OAK 40% 53% 13% $61
Kevin Kiermaier CF | TB 40% 42% 2% $38
Cavan Biggio 2B | TOR 42% 51% 9% $53
Bryan Reynolds CF | PIT 48% 52% 4% $49
Lourdes Gurriel SS | TOR 49% 65% 16% $83
Kolten Wong 2B | STL 50% 52% 2% $49
  • The top two bids, Oscar Mercado and Lourdes Gurriel Jr., should have been owned for weeks in all 12-team or deeper leagues.
  • Carson Kelly has been on fire hitting .302/.404/.604 since May 1st. He’s easily a top-12 catcher.
  • Kevin Newman continues to leadoff for the Pirates while hitting .313/.365/.434 with four steals.
  • Tyler White has heated up hitting .255/.418/.431 in June.
  • For a dart throw, take a shot on the Indians Boddy Bradley. He’s destroying AAA with a .997 OPS and 24 homers and the Indians just promoted him to the majors.
Week 14 Projected Pitcher FAAB
Name Previous Ownership% Current Ownership% Change% Cost
Aaron Civale SP | CLE 0% 4% 4% $16
Damon Jones SP | PHI 0% 2% 2% $16
Michael Lorenzen RP | CIN 1% 11% 10% $20
Liam Hendriks RP | OAK 2% 5% 3% $27
Adbert Alzolay SP | CHC 3% 26% 23% $36
Elieser Hernandez RP | MIA 4% 9% 5% $17
Steven Brault RP | PIT 5% 10% 5% $17
Adam Plutko SP | CLE 9% 39% 30% $52
Logan Allen SP | SD 9% 21% 12% $22
Homer Bailey SP | KC 9% 15% 6% $18
Shaun Anderson SP | SF 9% 11% 2% $16
Anthony Swarzak RP | ATL 9% 11% 2% $27
Tommy Milone SP | SEA 10% 20% 10% $20
Sean Manaea SP | OAK 11% 16% 5% $17
Jordan Yamamoto SP | MIA 17% 61% 44% $94
Brandon Workman RP | BOS 17% 19% 2% $17
Felix Pena SP | LAA 17% 19% 2% $17
Roenis Elias RP | SEA 23% 30% 7% $34
Ian Kennedy SP | KC 24% 44% 20% $66
Brendan McKay SP | TB 24% 30% 6% $20
Danny Duffy SP | KC 31% 33% 2% $19
Zac Gallen SP | MIA 32% 61% 29% $56
Ross Stripling SP | LAD 32% 59% 27% $51
Brett Anderson SP | OAK 34% 40% 6% $22
Taylor Rogers RP | MIN 36% 49% 13% $50
Julio Urias RP | LAD 36% 48% 12% $27
Mike Leake SP | SEA 39% 49% 10% $26
John Gant SP | STL 40% 42% 2% $34
Jhoulys Chacin SP | MIL 42% 45% 3% $22
Brad Keller RP | KC 45% 51% 6% $24
Michael Pineda SP | MIN 48% 54% 6% $25
Chris Bassitt SP | OAK 50% 55% 5% $25
  • Jordan Yamamoto has not allowed a run over two starts but his ERA estimators point to ERA over 4.00. While he’s worth taking a shot on, I’d not pay the near $100 price tag. His ownership is at 61% which is more than Tyler Skaggs (58%). I’d easily roster Skaggs.
  • Zac Gallen has finally made his debut and it went well with him allowing one run over five innings of work. It’ll be interesting to see if he stays up.
  • Adam Plutko has possibly two starts and may allow double-digit home runs.
  • Adbert Alzolay is the one pitcher I’ll be prioritizing this week. His price and talent are the best combination of the recently promoted starters.

Rankings of the relievers

  1. Taylor Rogers
  2. Ian Kennedy
  3. Liam Hendricks – Worth two weeks of Saves
  4. Anthony Swarzak
  5. Roenis Elias
  6. Brandon Workman
  7. John Gant – Jordan Hicks will need a short IL stint.
2018 Week 14 FAAB Bids

 

2019 Week 13 FAAB Bids
Add Avg Bid Leagues (38)
Yordan Alvarez $397 38
Robinson Cano $62 9
Jake Lamb $37 5
Andrelton Simmons $37 17
Mychal Givens $29 5
Joey Wendle $22 16
Teoscar Hernandez $22 10
Jordan Yamamoto $20 34
A.J. Minter $17 24
Kevin Newman $17 21
J.D. Davis $15 21
Danny Santana $15 5
Brian McCann $15 7
A.J. Pollock $15 15
Yusei Kikuchi $14 6
Roenis Elias $14 16
Peter Lambert $13 5
Brad Keller $13 10
Sean Newcomb $13 8
Daniel Ponce de Leon $12 12
Brandon Workman $12 14
Danny Duffy $11 7
Matt Adams $11 11
Daniel Hudson $11 8
Jose Suarez $11 9
Kevin Pillar $11 5
Jason Kipnis $10 6
Tommy Milone $10 23
Chance Sisco $10 8
Elieser Hernandez $10 16
Joe Biagini $10 14
Scott Oberg $9 10
Dominic Smith $9 7
Roman Quinn $9 8
Harold Ramirez $9 5
Dinelson Lamet $9 13
John Gant $8 6
Brett Anderson $8 12
Brock Holt $8 5
Shaun Anderson $8 7
Adam Plutko $7 12
Dexter Fowler $7 5
Steven Brault $7 9
Mitch Keller $7 7
Jhoulys Chacin $7 15
Jeremy Jeffress $6 5
Anthony Santander $6 8
Justin Bour $6 5
Michael Wacha $5 11
Mitch Moreland $5 6
Mike Leake $5 9
Leonys Martin $5 8
Josh Naylor $5 7
Homer Bailey $4 5
Anthony Swarzak $4 8
Daniel Norris $4 8
Nick Ahmed $4 8
Ji-Man Choi $4 5
Travis d’Arnaud $4 5
Aaron Bummer $3 8
Sean Manaea $2 6

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Jeff, one of the authors of the fantasy baseball guide,The Process, writes for RotoGraphs, The Hardball Times, Rotowire, Baseball America, and BaseballHQ. He has been nominated for two SABR Analytics Research Award for Contemporary Analysis and won it in 2013 in tandem with Bill Petti. He has won three FSWA Awards including on for his MASH series. In his first two seasons in Tout Wars, he's won the H2H league and mixed auction league. Follow him on Twitter @jeffwzimmerman.

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LenFuego

Up until two weeks ago, this FAAB Projections report was coming out on Saturday afternoons, and now it seems to be coming out Sunday mornings. Any chance it will go back to Saturdays? (Our league runs its weekly FAAB on Saturday night,)