Bryce Harper Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 27 (October 16, 1992) | 6' 3" | 220lbs. | Bats: Left OF-152 RF-152 DH-2 PH-4
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
WAS A 2011 72 258 49 82 44 61 17 1 14 46 19 5 .318 .417 .554 15 20 .372 n/a
WAS AA 2011 0 129 14 33 15 26 7 1 3 12 7 2 .256 .329 .395 10 18 .294 n/a
WAS AFL 2011 25 93 17 31 11 22 6 2 6 26 4 1 .333 .404 .634 11 21 .385 n/a
WAS AAA 2012 21 74 8 18 9 14 4 1 1 3 1 1 .243 .325 .365 11 17 .288 n/a
WAS NL 2012 139 533 98 144 56 120 26 9 22 59 18 6 .270 .340 .477 9 20 .310 45/23/33 24 23
WAS A+ 2013 2 4 2 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 .500 .600 1.50 20 20 .500 n/a
WAS AA 2013 2 7 3 2 2 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 .286 .444 .571 22 33 .500 n/a
WAS NL 2013 118 424 71 116 61 94 24 3 20 58 11 4 .274 .368 .486 12 19 .306 47/20/33 23 21
WAS A+ 2014 2 4 3 3 2 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .750 .833 1.50 33 0 .667 n/a
WAS AA 2014 3 10 4 6 3 1 1 0 3 7 2 2 .600 .692 1.60 23 8 .500 n/a
WAS NL 2014 100 352 41 96 38 104 10 2 13 32 2 2 .273 .344 .423 10 27 .352 44/22/35 13 12
WAS NL 2015 153 521 118 172 124 131 38 1 42 99 6 4 .330 .460 .649 19 20 .369 39/22/39 43 42
WAS NL 2016 147 506 84 123 108 117 24 2 24 86 21 10 .243 .373 .441 17 19 .264 40/17/42 25 23
WAS NL 2017 111 420 95 134 68 99 27 1 29 87 4 2 .319 .413 .595 14 20 .356 40/22/38 28 28
WAS NL 2018 159 550 103 137 130 169 34 0 34 100 13 3 .249 .393 .496 19 24 .289 40/22/38 29 28
PHI NL 2019 157 573 98 149 99 178 36 1 35 114 15 3 .260 .372 .510 15 26 .313 38/24/38 30 28
Career 8yrs 1084 3879 708 1071 684 1012 219 19 219 635 90 34 .276 .385 .512 15 22 .317 n/a
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Way, way too long was my first try.

James Morgan jem1776
Feb 24

Thanks, guys.

Being desperate as we approach Freeze roster I went ahead and used this over at RotoWorld Forums:

Why Should I Dip My Most Excellent Drafting Toe Into your Auction League?


 Three reasons.


In concrete terms in our League Mike Trout is available in our Auction Day Pool. So is Machado. And so is Jose Ramirez. So are Nolan Arenado, Trea Turner, and Francisco Lindor. I could go on and on. Everyone is on equal footing because they have a chance to get any player, no matter what their draft position is. If you get stuck with the 12th pick in a 12-team snake draft league, you have virtually no chance at any of the game’s top 2 or 3 best players. In an auction, you have as good a chance as any other owner to land the best players - as long as you're willing to pay the "market price." Draft position simply doesn't matter, so  only nominating in an Auction evens the playing field tremendously for every team.


Auctions then are More Fair: Why should some random process determine who gets the best player or No. 1 pick. In an auction ALL PLAYERS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL OWNERS.


Okay, what else? 


2. There is more action, more intrigue, more strategy, more head games, more  game theory, during an Auction, than in between your team’s serpentine Draft Picks. An Auction is more dramatic. Hands down.


3. Not only is every player available to you, so is every strategy. In an auction, you're in control. You have a budget, sure, but it's up to you how the money gets spent, therefore it's up to you what positions you accentuate and ignore, it's up to you whether you load up on stars or play it safe, and it's up to you whether you grab a ton of players early or wait for the bargain bin. Auction leagues are for anyone who ever looked at his or her draft position and thought, "I'm completely screwed before my first pick is even made." 

In Snake Drafts your Draft position often determines which tactics and strategies are in your tool bag.


We have one Replacement Team slot left. Why should you try our Auction League? Because it will cost you only a couple or three lattes to get the genuine Auction experience: $15 for a superior stat service and auction room software. And after you decide you like it and have learned through experience, you don’t have to worry that our league may be here today and gone tomorrow. This will be our 34th consecutive season.


Let me stress unequivocally that this is not a long range rehab or makeover team. You’re going to like your 15 Keepers.

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Got 30 hits in a little less than 24 hours which netted 2 serious prospects, neither of whom has committed.

I think your short forms would have made for a lot more readers, then the above should have been my reply.

This seems to get a lot harder the last 2 or 3 years.
Thanks again for your input.

BAWD: And I prithee tell me, how dost thou find the inclination of the people, especially of the younger sort?
Pericles

James Morgan jem1776
Feb 24

Bob nails it.  Auctions---live ones---are the best kind of psychological high stakes poker.  That's appealing, even to millennials.

Mike Landau ML-
Feb 24

Yeah, sometimes the worst player in the room draws to an inside straight. It is an irony that by drafting so deep we increase the influence of luck in the auction. All those mixed league pitchers no one would touch are rostered in only leagues.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Feb 23

The other formats are best for gamblers who prefer slots and roulette.  The auction format, limited to 12 teams, is more for poker aficionados.  

Bob Elam Bob-in-TX
Feb 23

Chess vs. Checkers. 

John Hobbs Real-Joker
Feb 23

As the Scott White poll below points out, hardly any current fantasy baseball players are looking to be challenged.

jeff merk jeffamerk
Feb 23

Auction is SO much more challenging.  It's not even a close call.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Feb 23

Jem, aside from the novelty of bidding on guys in an auction you truly have a chance to get any player you desire provided you are willing to pay up. Contrast that to a snake draft where you can only get whomever falls to you.

GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift
Feb 23

Spring Training is heating up so activity on Fantasy League League Finder websites is heating up. 

A lot of Leagues are nipping at the heels of prospective replacement owners.

It feels like there are more Leagues than owners and with so many team owners in multiple leagues that may not be too far off the mark.

A lot of front end promises are being made to land replacements.

So, what do you say to a millennial who actually loves baseball and thereby fantasy baseball (instead of loving gambling first and thereby chases $$ Fantasy Leagues) when he says-

I’ve done plenty of drafts. I’ve never played in an Auction League. 

And then the golden question- why would I want to join an Auction League?

How would you frame the obvious answer to someone who would be an active team owner, but at this stage has the attention span of my sister’s Chihuahua?


James Morgan jem1776
Feb 23