Calculating a dollar amount is a relatively simple process. The method that the Fantasy Baseball Calculator spreadsheet accomplishes this is by adding up all the players that have a positive positional adjusted z-score final value. In the case of Yahoo default settings with 2012 stats, this value is 239.533 for pitchers and 393.141 for hitters, giving a total of 632.674 z-score points for of all valuable (draftable) players.
From here, it is a simple calculation of calculating the ratio that a player has with this league sum, and multiplying that against the total funds the entire league has to spend on players. For a 12 team league with each team having $260 to spend, the league total fund is $3,120
For instance, with 2012 stats and Yahoo default settings, third baseman Miguel Cabrera topped the leaderboards at 12.722 replacement player points.
In The case of Miguel Cabrera, the calculation is as follows:
After doing some simple math, we have now quantified that Miguel Cabrera was worth $62.74 in a Yahoo default auction format.
With the Fantasy Baseball Calculator spreadsheet, dollar values can be calculated for any combination of the positions (16) and scoring categories (41) that it currently offers for up to 20 teams.