The 2011 2B Rankings and Projections have been updated. Maicer Izturis is out. Alberto Callaspo, Ryan Raburn, Jed Lowrie, Jayson Nix, Reid Brignac and Clint Barmes are in. Obviously these guys are penciled in at a different position and I neglected to check their eligibility (Yahoo! style) before posting the 2B projections. I wanted to rank Ryan Raburn ahead of Kelly Johnson, but I chickened out.no comments
It's Hanley Ramirez time! Hanley does it all, he hits for AVG, power and steals bases. The only way he could be any greater would be if Manny Ramirez signed with the Marlins and they formed a Manley Ramirez tag team. I should probably mention there are 35 other Shortstops in the league, but they aren't worth the time. It's all about Hanley. After the jump, your rankings and projections for the Shortstop position. Warning: Reid Brignac supporters are not going to like what they see.
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I've nearly finished my projections for the Shortstop position and it looks like Alexei Ramirez is going to be ranked as high as No. 4. I'm pretty sure I would take him over Derek Jeter and I'm confident I'd take him over Jimmy Rollins. I plan on owning multiple shares of Alexei Ramirez, but drafting him isn't necessarily apart of those plans. Make the jump to see Alexei's early season shrinkage (safe for work) and my plans to help him defect from your team to mine.
Second Base is busting with talent. The days of opinion based value are gone. The Positional Scarcity Crew just lost a few of their favorite players. Every manager gets a good Second Baseman. You can have two if that's your fancy. You can find these guys anywhere, even under each other. There are so many options at the two bag, you can (almost) waive off any fear of drafting injury prone players like Ian Kinsler or Rickie Weeks. After the jump; your rankings and projections for the bottomless position that is Second Base.
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You may have noticed the change in appearance. The Bloguin Network has undergone some construction and we now have a cleaner, crisper template. The colors aren't my taste, but we're stuck with them for now. A new comments system should be coming at some point in time. Maybe one day, we'll have a forum.
For the foreseeable future, I will be working hard behind the scenes. The rankings/projections are time consuming and I'm working with Charlie Saponara and Mark Schruender on a 2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide. The (early) plan is for the downloadable guide to be free of charge.
The Wall of Fame is up! We have three past champions and three more to be crowned this coming season. Blog Wars is for the pros, but the Million Dollar Challenge and an unannounced blog league await you. Be sure to post a comment here if you want in the MDC.
Be sure to check out the rankings/projections. Feel free to ask about any of the statistics. I have a system, but the mechanical number crunching does include opinions of a player's future K%, Power and BABIP. It's a science and an art. If you don't agree with something, we can plug your opinions into the formula and create your own, personal projection.
A new poll is up, but it's not letting me vote yet... grrrr....
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It's time for Phat Albert and the Cabrera Kids. This is MDS coming at ya with some statistical music and fun and if you're not careful, you may learn something before it's done. Hey, hey, hey! After the jump, my 1B rankings and projections for the 2011 fantasy baseball season.