The 2011 Outfield Rankings and Projections have been updated. Sad news for those who wear CarGo pants, Ryan Braun took over as king of the Outfield. Ron Roenicke's run happy ways have given Braun the edge over Carlos Gonzalez. We had a lot of movement, some updated projections, a few added players (Vladi, Fukudome, Gomes, Bourjos, Belt, Bernadina, Cust), but one thing remained the same; Jay Gibbons is the worst Outfielder you could possibly draft. Of all the updated rankings and projections, the Outfield experienced the most change.
Your 2011 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide is now live. There's plenty of content available now, but more will be streaming in as time passes. Doesn't Mat Latos look great as our camouflaged poster boy?
The least valuable and reliable position in all of fantasy baseball, the Closer. That is to say outside of leagues that reward style points. The mustaches are the best among the Relievers. These rankings are comprised using player projections, injury status/history and job security. Our number one Closer was almost a Starting Pitcher this season. Neftali Feliz and the rest of our furlipped heroes are after the jump.no comments
Corporate Ladder: Top 100 Starting Pitchers. It's roto season here at MDS headquarters. The rankings are now geared for Yahoo! style rostisserie settings (Innings cap). Strikeouts per Nine essentially replace Strikeouts. Use the metric scoring if you're ranking for head-to-head or roto formats where Innings Pitched are not capped. After the jump, your Top 100 Starting Pitchers.
The 2011 Third Base Rankings and Projections have been updated. Not much has changed. I added two HR to Jose Bautista's total. He's up to 43 now, oh baby! The biggest issue here is valuing Mark Reynolds' HR/SB total versus Martin Prado's AVG. The projections are there, rank 'em how you choose.
The 2011 Shortstop Rankings and Projections have been updated. The TTI metric scoring has confirmed what we all knew, Jimmy Rollins is overrated. Why Shane Victorino is not leading off in Philly is beyond me. In other Shortstop news, the the Medellín Cartel is taking over the position. A few handsome payoffs led to me smuggling the Escobar Brothers into the Top Ten. What can I say, even the Million Dollar Sleeper has a price. Plus they threatened to kidnap Virgil. I had to do it.no comments
The 2011 Second Base Rankings and Projections have been updated. I have officially declared Ryan Raburn Top Ten material at the position. Virgil and I are throwing a party to celebrate the occasion. If you don't like Ryan Raburn, your name will not be on the guest list. Jason Donald is one of these anti-Raybites; he was taken out of the rankings and replaced by Orlando Cabrera. Jed Lowrie's At Bats were reduced after Zack Morris Theo Espstein declared Marco Scutaro, "our shortstop". The TangoTiger metric score says I was wrong about Chase Utley outproducing Robinson Cano if he remains healthy all season. Hmmmmmm.
The 2011 First Base Rankings and Projections have been updated, Tango Tango metric scores are included. Adam Dunn's Batting Average and the metric scoring did not get along. They started arguing, someone starting pulling hair and before I knew what was happening, Billy Butler passed up Adam Dunn. Believe me, I don't like it either. The projections are there, you can rank 'em whichever way you please. I've ignored the injury issues with Adrian Gonzalez, Justin Morneau and Kendry Morales. I'll keep an eye on these players in the coming weeks and make the necessary adjustments. The battle for At Bats in Arizona between Juan Miranda, Brandon Allen and Russell Branyan will be another situation to watch.
Update: I couldn't take it any longer. Adam Dunn moved ahead of Butler despite the TTI score. I still think he sits below Paul Konerko because you have to alter your draft in order to accomodate Dunn's terrible AVG.
The 2011 Catcher Rankings and Projections have been updated. I finally got around to revising my Mike Napoli/Jeff Mathis/Yorvit Torrealba numbers. Carlos Santana overtook Buster Posey, Geovany Soto climbed the ranks, John Buck fell a few spots, along with a few other minor changes. Included is a metric score that is used in the Tango Tiger projection contest. You can convert the score into auction dollars if that helps you.no comments