The dynamics of an auction draft is one of the most exciting parts of playing fantasy baseball. Here are the three most critical rules you must follow when getting ready for your fantasy baseball auction draft. 

Rule Number 1: Have a plan and fallback plans. 

Rule Number 2: Do NOT violate Rule Number 1. 

Rule Number 3: Do not violate Rule Number 2. 

And of course, Rule Number 76: Play like a champion.

You get the point.  If you are trying to strategize while hearing “going twice” in your ear, you may as well just make your donation and exit stage right.  Have no fear!  We are about to give you the tools you need to make a "lucid, intelligent, well thought-out” auction plan that will not be overruled (yes, we are channeling Judge Chamberlain Haller of My Cousin Vinny and Wedding Crashers).

Here is a strong set of rules to live by when conducting an auction fantasy baseball draft:

Create a Budget:  We cannot stress this enough.  You need a realistic plan and you...