Archive for Rankings

Updated 2015 Closer Rankings: Who Is Surging Into The Top 5 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It’s been about a month since we’ve updated our closer rankings and obviously a lot has changed.  Always one of the most frustrating positions to try and fill for fantasy owners, let’s take a look at how things currently stand (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. Kenly Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers (1)
2. Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds (2)
3. Zach Britton – Baltimore Orioles (3)
4. David Robertson – Chicago White Sox (7)
5, Mark Melancon – Pittsburgh Pirates (13)
6. Drew Storen – Washington Nationals (11)
7. Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins (10)
8. Andrew Miller – New York Yankees (4)
9. Trevor Rosenthal – St. Louis Cardinals (5)
10. Craig Kimbrel – San Diego Padres (6) Read more

Updated 2015 Closer Rankings: Two New Faces In Top 3 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It’s been a few weeks since we’ve updated our closer rankings and obviously a lot has changed.  Always one of the most frustrating positions to try and fill for fantasy owners, let’s take a look at how things currently stand (previous ranking in parenthesis):

1. Kenly Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers (NR)
2. Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds (1)
3. Zach Britton – Baltimore Orioles (6)
4. Andrew Miller – New York Yankees (NR)
5. Trevor Rosenthal – St. Louis Cardinals (9)
6. Craig Kimbrel – San Diego Padres (2)
7. David Robertson – Chicago White Sox (5)
8. Jeurys Familia – New York Mets (NR)
9. Huston Street – Los Angeles Angels (10)
10. Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins (8) Read more

Updated Relief Pitcher Rankings (April 17, 2015): Britton Rises To #6 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We aren’t even two full weeks into the 2015 season and the closer position is already in turmoil.  Whether it has been injuries or inability, there are numerous teams that have moved towards a new direction at the end of the game.  How does all of the movement impact our rankings?  Let’s take a look:

1. Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds (1)
2. Craig Kimbrel – San Diego Padres (2)
3. Greg Holland – Kansas City Royals (3)
4. Mark Melancon – Pittsburgh Pirates (4)
5. David Robertson – Chicago White Sox (5)
6. Zach Britton – Baltimore Orioles (11)
7. Koji Uehara – Boston Red Sox (10)
8. Glen Perkins – Minnesota Twins (7)
9. Trevor Rosenthal – St. Louis Cardinals (6)
10. Huston Street – Los Angeles Angels (13) Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Starting Pitchers: #21-40 (Tiered)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Earlier today we looked at our Top 20 starting pitcher rankings, talking about how deep the position is this season.  As we look at the next 20 names on our rankings that becomes even more abundantly clear:

 

Tier 4 (continued):
21. Johnny Cueto – Cincinnati Reds
22. Masahiro Tanaka – New York Yankees
23. Matt Harvey – New York Mets

Tier 5:
24. Jacob deGrom – New York Mets
25. Sonny Gray – Oakland A’s
26. James Shields – San Diego Padres
27. Garrett Richards – Los Angeles Angels
28. Doug Fister – Washington Nationals
29. Drew Hutchison – Toronto Blue Jays
30. Alex Cobb – Tampa Bay Rays
31. Jake Arrieta – Chicago Cubs Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Starting Pitchers: #1-20 (Tiered)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that there is a risk in selecting starting pitchers early, given the seemingly endless injury reports (how do those who drafted early and selected Yu Darvish feel).  Lucky for fantasy owners the position is as deep as it has ever been.  Who is the best available?  Who are we steering clear of?  Let’s take a look at how our rankings currently look:

 

Tier 1:
1. Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers

Tier 2:
2. Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners
3. Madison Bumgarner – San Francisco Giants
4. David Price – Detroit Tigers
5. Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals
6. Stephen Strasburg – Washington Nationals
7. Corey Kluber – Cleveland Indians
8. Jeff Samardzija – Chicago White Sox
9. Jon Lester – Chicago Cubs
10. Chris Sale – Chicago White Sox
11. Cole Hamels – Philadelphia Phillies Read more

Updated 2015 Fantasy Rankings: Top 15 Relief Pitchers (Tiered)

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that closers are unpredictable, thanks to injuries and the quick hook some managers have.  The position has already been riddled with loses, including some of the potentially best options in the league, and there are a few others whose health or hold on the position are in question.  How do things currently shake out?  Let’s take a look:

 

Tier 1:
1. Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds
2. Craig Kimbrel – Atlanta Braves
3. Greg Holland – Kansas City Royals

Tier 2:
4. Mark Melancon – Pittsburgh Pirates
5. David Robertson – Chicago White Sox Read more