Every year, fantasy baseball sites across the net publish their own position rankings, but I thought it would be a fun exercise to see how the LABR fantasy baseball experts ranked players by position using their auction bids. I know this isn't what would truly happen in a mixed league draft, but here is how the LABR experts ranked players this weekend in Arizona using their wallets, so to speak:

#### Catcher

I think the LABR experts did a great job using their auction dollars based on these catcher rankings. I was a bit down on the Wilin Rosario bid, as I would drop him a few spots behind Sal Perez, but otherwise, solid catcher rankings here.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

C |
B. Posey |
27 |

C |
Y. Molina |
21 |

C |
C.Santana |
21 |

C |
M.Wieters |
19 |

C |
J.Mauer |
19 |

C |
V.Martinez |
19 |

C |
W. Rosario |
18 |

C |
M. Montero |
18 |

C |
M.Napoli |
18 |

C |
S.Perez |
16 |

C |
J.Montero |
16 |

C |
R.Doumit |
16 |

C |
J. Lucroy |
15 |

C |
B. McCann |
14 |

C |
C. Ruiz |
14 |

C |
A.J.Pierzynski |
14 |

C |
A.Avila |
13 |

C |
J.Saltalamacchia |
12 |

C |
J.P.Arencibia |
12 |

C |
J.Jaso |
11 |

C |
J. Castro |
10 |

C |
W. Castillo |
9 |

C |
R. Martin |
9 |

C |
T. d'Arnaud |
8 |

C |
W. Ramos |
8 |

C |
AJ Ellis |
8 |

C |
T.Flowers |
8 |

C |
Y. Grandal |
7 |

C |
C. Iannetta |
7 |

C |
R. Brantly |
6 |

C |
K. Suzuki |
5 |

C |
H. Sanchez |
3 |

C |
R. Hernandez |
3 |

C |
D. Mesoraco |
2 |

C |
N. Hundley |
2 |

C |
E. Kratz |
2 |

C |
M. Zunino |
2 |

C |
D.Norris |
2 |

C |
H. Jimenez |
2 |

C |
G. Soto |
2 |

C |
M. Olivo |
1 |

C |
M. McKenry |
1 |

C |
J. Buck |
1 |

C |
R. Hanigan |
1 |

C |
A. Romine |
1 |

C |
R. Lavarnway |
1 |

C |
F. Cervelli |
1 |

C |
J. Molina |
1 |

#### First Base

I wouldn't have spent $38 on Votto, as I think Prince Fielder will be the #1 fantasy first baseman in 2013. I ranked them Fielder > AGonz > Votto > Pujols in our consensus first base rankings earlier this offseason.

I like Cardinals first baseman Allen Craig more than the LABR experts, but he does have some injury risk attached to him. I ranked Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt a few spots lower than the experts did this weekend, but he has received plenty of love this offseason.

Finally, I am much lower on Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman than the experts. I would gladly settle for Mark Teixeira, Eric Hosmer or Ike Davis over Freeman.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

1B |
J. Votto |
38 |

1B |
A.Pujols |
34 |

1B |
P.Fielder |
34 |

1B |
E.Encarnacion |
29 |

1B |
A. Gonzalez |
28 |

1B |
P. Goldschmidt |
27 |

1B |
B.Butler |
27 |

1B |
A. Craig |
26 |

1B |
F. Freeman |
25 |

1B |
I. Davis |
25 |

1B |
A. Rizzo |
23 |

1B |
M.Teixeira |
23 |

1B |
E.Hosmer |
22 |

1B |
C. Pena |
22 |

1B |
C.Davis |
20 |

1B |
P.Konerko |
19 |

1B |
Ad. Laroche |
18 |

1B |
J.Morneau |
18 |

1B |
R. Howard |
17 |

1B |
K.Morales |
17 |

1B |
B. Belt |
16 |

1B |
D.Ortiz |
16 |

1B |
A.Dunn |
15 |

1B |
Y. Alonzo |
15 |

1B |
L.Berkman |
13 |

1B |
C. Hart |
13 |

1B |
G. Jones |
13 |

1B |
M.Reynolds |
13 |

1B |
M. Adams |
13 |

1B |
A. Lind |
11 |

1B |
C.Carter |
10 |

1B |
C. Parmelee |
10 |

1B |
M. Moreland |
10 |

1B |
B. Wallace |
6 |

1B |
T. Moore |
4 |

1B |
T. Helton |
3 |

1B |
J. Loney |
2 |

1B |
K. Blanks |
1 |

1B |
J. Thome |
1 |

#### Second Base

I am higher on Chase Utley and Dan Uggla in the second base rankings here. I think the two old men can help fantasy owners this season, as Utley was very productive in his injury shortened season in 2012. I think Uggla's 2012 season has lowered his ADP, which mean that you should pounce on him if you need some pop in your infield.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

2B |
R.Cano |
35 |

2B |
D.Pedroia |
29 |

2B |
I.Kinsler |
28 |

2B |
J.Kipnis |
26 |

2B |
B. Phillips |
23 |

2B |
A. Hill |
21 |

2B |
K.Seager |
20 |

2B |
J.Altuve |
19 |

2B |
H.Kendrick |
18 |

2B |
N. Walker |
17 |

2B |
C. Utley |
17 |

2B |
R. Weeks |
16 |

2B |
D.Ackley |
16 |

2B |
D. Espinosa |
15 |

2B |
D. Uggla |
14 |

2B |
M. Scutaro |
12 |

2B |
O. Infante |
12 |

2B |
M. Izturis |
12 |

2B |
D. Murphy |
12 |

2B |
J.Lowrie |
11 |

2B |
J. Gyorko |
10 |

2B |
G.Beckham |
9 |

2B |
B.Roberts |
9 |

2B |
J.Profar |
9 |

2B |
D. Barney |
7 |

2B |
C. Getz |
6 |

2B |
M. Ellis |
5 |

2B |
L. Forsythe |
4 |

2B |
C. Barmes |
3 |

2B |
A. Casilla |
3 |

2B |
D. Solano |
3 |

2B |
J.Weeks |
2 |

2B |
K. Wong |
2 |

2B |
S. Schumaker |
1 |

2B |
J. Giavotella |
1 |

2B |
R. Roberts |
1 |

2B |
S. Rodriguez |
1 |

#### Shortstop

I think Ian Desmond and Everth Cabrera are too high in the LABR "rankings" here, but there is plenty of speed to be had at the shortsop position this season.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

SS |
T. Tulowitzki |
31 |

SS |
H. Ramirez |
29 |

SS |
J.Reyes |
29 |

SS |
S. Castro |
27 |

SS |
I. Desmond |
23 |

SS |
J. Rollins |
22 |

SS |
A.Cabrera |
22 |

SS |
E.Andrus |
21 |

SS |
E. Aybar |
20 |

SS |
J. Segura |
20 |

SS |
A.Escobar |
19 |

SS |
D.Jeter |
17 |

SS |
J. Rutledge |
16 |

SS |
E. Cabrera |
15 |

SS |
J.Hardy |
15 |

SS |
Z. Cozart |
14 |

SS |
A. Ramirez |
13 |

SS |
C. Pennington |
13 |

SS |
A. Simmons |
12 |

SS |
J.Peralta |
10 |

SS |
S. Drew |
10 |

SS |
K. Johnson |
10 |

SS |
R. Tejada |
9 |

SS |
D. Gordon |
9 |

SS |
Y.Escobar |
9 |

SS |
T.Greene |
9 |

SS |
A. Callaspo |
8 |

SS |
R. Furcal |
6 |

SS |
B. Hamilton |
6 |

SS |
H. Nakajima |
5 |

SS |
W. Bloomquist |
5 |

SS |
A. Hechavarria |
3 |

SS |
P. Kozma |
2 |

SS |
B. Crawford |
2 |

SS |
T. Greene |
2 |

SS |
M.Aviles |
2 |

SS |
D. Descalso |
2 |

SS |
B. Ryan |
2 |

SS |
J.Carroll |
1 |

#### Third Base

Miguel Cabrera as the #1 fantasy third baseman? Are you serious? Haha....just joshing. I do question the ranking of David Wright and Evan Longoria here, as I prefer Adrian Beltre and Ryan Zimmerman ahead of those two in 2013.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

3B |
Mi.Cabrera |
40 |

3B |
D. Wright |
32 |

3B |
E.Longoria |
31 |

3B |
A.Beltre |
30 |

3B |
R. Zimmerman |
29 |

3B |
C. Headley |
25 |

3B |
B.Lawrie |
25 |

3B |
P. Sandoval |
23 |

3B |
M. Prado |
22 |

3B |
A. Ramirez |
21 |

3B |
T. Frazier |
17 |

3B |
D. Freese |
17 |

3B |
M.Machado |
17 |

3B |
M.Moustakas |
17 |

3B |
W.Middlebrooks |
16 |

3B |
P. Alvarez |
15 |

3B |
M. Young |
14 |

3B |
T.Plouffe |
13 |

3B |
I. Stewart |
11 |

3B |
J.Keppinger |
11 |

3B |
K. Youkilis |
11 |

3B |
J. Francisco |
10 |

3B |
C. Nelson |
10 |

3B |
N. Arenado |
8 |

3B |
J. Pacheco |
7 |

3B |
L. Chisenhall |
7 |

3B |
J. Donaldson |
6 |

3B |
C. Johnson |
6 |

3B |
L. Cruz |
4 |

3B |
A.Rodriguez |
3 |

3B |
M.Olt |
3 |

3B |
S. Sizemore |
3 |

3B |
W. Betemit |
2 |

3B |
P. Ciriaco |
2 |

3B |
M. Dominguez |
2 |

3B |
E. Nunez |
2 |

3B |
A. Rendon |
2 |

3B |
B. Lillibridge |
1 |

3B |
C. Figgins |
1 |

#### Outfield

I would switch Ryan Braun and Mike Trout at the top of the outfield rankings, while Bryce Harper and Jose Bautista area bit too high for my liking. I could have sworn Stanton went for $35 or $36. Maybe my eyes are getting worse? I think he should be higher here, and the same goes for Jay Bruce, Adam Jones and Matt Holliday.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

OF |
M.Trout |
42 |

OF |
R. Braun |
40 |

OF |
M. Kemp |
36 |

OF |
B. Harper |
35 |

OF |
C. Gonzalez |
35 |

OF |
J. Upton |
35 |

OF |
A. McCutchen |
34 |

OF |
J.Bautista |
33 |

OF |
J. Heyward |
31 |

OF |
G. Stanton |
30 |

OF |
J. Bruce |
30 |

OF |
J.Hamilton |
29 |

OF |
Y.Cespedes |
29 |

OF |
BJ Upton |
28 |

OF |
A.Jackson |
27 |

OF |
M. Holliday |
26 |

OF |
D.Jennings |
26 |

OF |
M.Bourn |
25 |

OF |
B.Zobrist |
25 |

OF |
A.Jones |
25 |

OF |
S. Choo |
24 |

OF |
J.Ellsbury |
24 |

OF |
A.Rios |
24 |

OF |
N.Markakis |
23 |

OF |
A. Gordon |
22 |

OF |
B.Gardner |
22 |

OF |
S.Victorino |
21 |

OF |
M.Trumbo |
21 |

OF |
A. Pagan |
20 |

OF |
H. Pence |
20 |

OF |
C.Granderson |
20 |

OF |
I.Suzuki |
20 |

OF |
J.Willingham |
20 |

OF |
Me.Cabrera |
20 |

OF |
M. Cuddyer |
19 |

OF |
N. Aoki |
19 |

OF |
N.Cruz |
19 |

OF |
J. Ruggiano |
19 |

OF |
N. Swisher |
18 |

OF |
D. Fowler |
18 |

OF |
S. Marte |
18 |

OF |
A. Eaton |
18 |

OF |
J. Werth |
18 |

OF |
C. Beltran |
17 |

OF |
B. Revere |
17 |

OF |
C. Gomez |
17 |

OF |
A. Ethier |
17 |

OF |
A.De Aza |
17 |

OF |
J.Reddick |
17 |

OF |
T. Colvin |
16 |

OF |
J. Kubel |
16 |

OF |
M.Morse |
16 |

OF |
C. Maybin |
15 |

OF |
C. Quentin |
15 |

OF |
T.Hunter |
15 |

OF |
E.Bonifacio |
15 |

OF |
M.Saunders |
15 |

OF |
L.Cain |
15 |

OF |
J. Pierre |
14 |

OF |
A. Soriano |
14 |

OF |
C.Crisp |
14 |

OF |
D.Murphy |
14 |

OF |
D. Viciedo |
14 |

OF |
C. Crawford |
13 |

OF |
D. Stubbs |
13 |

OF |
R. Ludwick |
12 |

OF |
C. Heisey |
12 |

OF |
D. Span |
12 |

OF |
J. Jay |
12 |

OF |
N. Schierholtz |
12 |

OF |
C. Ross |
11 |

OF |
W. Venable |
11 |

OF |
B. Moss |
11 |

OF |
C. Young |
11 |

OF |
C.Rasmus |
11 |

OF |
L. Martin |
11 |

OF |
J. Maxwell |
10 |

OF |
L. Morrison |
9 |

OF |
E. Young |
9 |

OF |
P.Bourjos |
9 |

OF |
M. Brantley |
9 |

OF |
D. Mastroianni |
9 |

OF |
G. Blanco |
8 |

OF |
D. DeJesus |
8 |

OF |
G. Parra |
8 |

OF |
D. Brown |
8 |

OF |
M. Joyce |
8 |

OF |
W.Myers |
8 |

OF |
L. Duda |
7 |

OF |
J. Francoeur |
7 |

OF |
J. Smoak |
7 |

OF |
A. Dirks |
7 |

OF |
J. Dyson |
7 |

OF |
J. Mayberry |
6 |

OF |
M. Carpenter |
6 |

OF |
A. Torres |
6 |

OF |
R.Davis |
6 |

OF |
J. Gomes |
6 |

OF |
S. Smith |
5 |

OF |
J. Hairston |
5 |

OF |
O. Tavares |
5 |

OF |
T. Snider |
5 |

OF |
D. Young |
5 |

OF |
N. Reimold |
5 |

OF |
JD Martinez |
5 |

OF |
J. Valdespin |
5 |

OF |
A. Hicks |
4 |

OF |
N. McLouth |
4 |

OF |
F. Gutierrez |
4 |

OF |
S. Hairston |
4 |

OF |
C. Denorfia |
3 |

OF |
J.Rivera |
3 |

OF |
R. Ibanez |
2 |

OF |
T.Hafner |
2 |

OF |
J. Guzman |
2 |

OF |
G. Brown |
2 |

OF |
C. Cowgill |
2 |

OF |
J. Tabata |
2 |

OF |
D. Ruf |
2 |

OF |
B. Jackson |
2 |

OF |
K. Neiwenhuis |
2 |

OF |
V. Wells |
2 |

OF |
B. Boesch |
2 |

OF |
J. Bay |
2 |

OF |
C.Wells |
2 |

OF |
L. Scott |
1 |

OF |
A. Presley |
1 |

OF |
M. Baxter |
1 |

OF |
R. Bernadina |
1 |

OF |
C. Yelich |
1 |

OF |
J. Bradley Jr. |
1 |

OF |
F. Martinez |
1 |

OF |
E. Chavez |
1 |

OF |
T. Campana |
1 |

#### Pitchers

I didn't differentiate between starters and closers, but the top three starters are in the right order. I would rank Price, Hamels and Felix ahead of Lee, but that is no slight to Lee. Roy Halladay is too high for me, and I think Zack Greinke deserves a ranking a few spots higher.

Pos |
Name |
$ |

P |
C. Kershaw |
32 |

P |
S. Strasburg |
31 |

p |
J.Verlander |
31 |

P |
C. Lee |
27 |

p |
D.Price |
27 |

P |
C. Hamels |
26 |

p |
F.Hernandez |
25 |

p |
M.Scherzer |
25 |

p |
Y.Darvish |
25 |

p |
J.Weaver |
24 |

P |
C. Kimbrel |
23 |

P |
M. Cain |
23 |

p |
CC Sabathia |
22 |

P |
A. Wainwright |
21 |

p |
M.Moore |
21 |

P |
R. Halladay |
20 |

P |
Z. Greinke |
20 |

P |
J. Motte |
20 |

P |
J. Papelbon |
20 |

P |
M. Bumgarner |
20 |

p |
J.Shields |
20 |

P |
C.Sale |
20 |

P |
A. Chapman |
19 |

P |
K. Medlen |
19 |

P |
J. Zimmermann |
19 |

P |
G. Gonzalez |
19 |

p |
B. Morrow |
19 |

P |
R. Soriano |
18 |

P |
J. Cueto |
18 |

p |
R.Dickey |
18 |

p |
M.Rivera |
18 |

P |
J.Nathan |
18 |

P |
JJ Putz |
17 |

P |
S. Romo |
17 |

p |
J.Lester |
17 |

p |
A.Reed |
17 |

p |
B.Anderson |
17 |

p |
T.Wilhelmsen |
17 |

P |
J. Broxton |
16 |

P |
T. Lincecum |
16 |

p |
F.Rodney |
16 |

p |
G.Holland |
16 |

P |
J. Axford |
15 |

P |
M. Latos |
15 |

P |
Ji.Johnson |
15 |

P |
B. League |
14 |

P |
J. Samardzija |
14 |

P |
Y. Gallardo |
14 |

P |
H. Street |
14 |

P |
R. Betancourt |
14 |

P |
I. Kennedy |
14 |

P |
M. Harvey |
14 |

p |
G. Perkins |
14 |

P |
D. Fister |
14 |

P |
J. Grilli |
13 |

P |
S. Cishek |
13 |

p |
Jo.Johnson |
13 |

p |
J.Hanrahan |
13 |

p |
J.Parker |
13 |

P |
A. Sanchez |
13 |

p |
J.Peavy |
13 |

P |
M. Minor |
12 |

p |
G.Balfour |
12 |

P |
C. Marmol |
11 |

P |
M. Estrada |
11 |

P |
T. Hudson |
11 |

p |
J. Hellickson |
11 |

P |
H. Kuroda |
11 |

P |
J. Veras |
11 |

P |
D.Holland |
11 |

P |
D. Haren |
10 |

P |
K. Jansen |
10 |

P |
L. Lynn |
10 |

P |
J. Beckett |
10 |

P |
R. Vogelsong |
10 |

p |
C.Perez |
10 |

p |
CJ Wilson |
10 |

P |
T.Milone |
10 |

P |
J. Niese |
9 |

P |
S. Marcum |
9 |

P |
P. Maholm |
9 |

P |
B. Parnell |
9 |

P |
T. Cahill |
9 |

P |
H. Bailey |
9 |

P |
E. Frieri |
9 |

P |
C. Janssen |
9 |

p |
A. Cobb |
9 |

P |
AJ Burnett |
8 |

P |
M. Harrison |
8 |

p |
S.Santos |
8 |

p |
R.Dempster |
8 |

P |
A. Ogando |
8 |

P |
S. Miller |
7 |

p |
T.Bauer |
7 |

P |
T. Hanson |
7 |

p |
V.Pestano |
7 |

p |
W.Davis |
7 |

P |
R.Madsen |
7 |

P |
E. Ramirez |
7 |

P |
J. Hammel |
7 |

P |
W. Rodriguez |
6 |

P |
B. McCarthy |
6 |

P |
M. Garza |
6 |

P |
A. Cashner |
6 |

P |
W. Miley |
6 |

P |
J. Garcia |
6 |

P |
T. Rosenthal |
6 |

p |
J. Vargas |
6 |

p |
B.Rondon |
6 |

p |
B.Myers |
6 |

P |
W. Chen |
6 |

P |
C. Buchholz |
6 |

P |
HJ Ryu |
5 |

P |
E. Jackson |
5 |

P |
M. Fiers |
5 |

P |
B. Beachy |
5 |

P |
S. Marshall |
5 |

P |
F. Francisco |
5 |

P |
J. Santana |
5 |

P |
K. Fujikawa |
5 |

P |
B. Lyon |
5 |

P |
L.Gregerson |
5 |

P |
A.Pettitte |
5 |

P |
J. Benoit |
5 |

P |
A. Bailey |
5 |

P |
G. Floyd |
5 |

P |
R.Romero |
5 |

p |
D.Bundy |
5 |

p |
D. Robertson |
5 |

P |
H. Iwakuma |
5 |

P |
D. Gee |
4 |

P |
J. McDonald |
4 |

P |
C.Luebke |
4 |

P |
D. Storen |
4 |

P |
E.Volquez |
4 |

P |
A. Albuquerque |
4 |

P |
C.Tillman |
4 |

P |
D. Straily |
4 |

P |
R. Porcello |
4 |

p |
C. Archer |
4 |

P |
J. Niemann |
4 |

p |
B. Norris |
4 |

P |
F. Dubront |
4 |

P |
AJ Griffin |
4 |

p |
R. Cook |
4 |

P |
J. McGee |
4 |

P |
J. Guthrie |
4 |

P |
J. Arrieta |
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