If you’re trying fantasy baseball auction leagues out for the first time then you’ve come to the right place. While there is a ton of info out there on auction leagues and how best to play them, my goal for this article will be to try and make your life easier by creating a short and simple overview of some of the most important things to know come draft time. The focus here will be on mixed league auction formats, while strategies for NL-only and AL-only auction leagues will be covered in another article.

Auction Format Overview

First: the basics. Unlike in leagues with snake drafts, which are pretty much the standard now, auction league drafts don’t have managers taking turns picking players to add directly to their teams....

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