Rounding Third: Week 0 FAAB Results

Rounding Third: Week 0 FAAB Results

This article is part of our Rounding Third series.

In a normal season, the first run of FAAB in a given league is of massive importance, more so the earlier your draft occurred. In this crazy year, with a three-month lag between spring training and summer training, players opting out or testing positive for COVID-19, and other players recovering from injuries that otherwise would have forced them to miss half a season, this run was especially vital. 

Here are the results from my leagues that had FAAB runs last night, roughly in order of when they were drafted.

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This is a 14-team mixed league that started at the industry's conference in January and concluded via slow draft over the remainder of the month. I dropped a couple of marginal starters (Jordan Lyles, Zach Eflin), but luckily I mostly avoided trouble over this long stretch, though I have some concern about Roberto Osuna not yet throwing from a mound. Fair warning - this is a long list:

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That's right, there were so many bids that I had to use two screenshots to fit them all in.

I was the second-place finisher on Josh James, and my consolation prize was overpaying on Spencer Howard. It's not that I don't love Howard, but the gap between my winning $333 bid and the second place $100 bid is gross. That's especially true because I'm to sure when he's going to make his first start - but my guess is that he'll displace Eflin or

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Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
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