Archive for Rankings

Dynasty Catcher Rankings: December 2018

by Connor Henry

Welcome to the offseason dynasty rankings for the catcher position. Below you will find 30 names ranked in the order of how effective I believe they can be and for how many seasons. It does not directly represent the trade value of certain players, but I hope it enlightens you to the value of current production vs. age. Compared to other rankings I may be a bit higher on currently contributing players as opposed to prospects, but who doesn’t want to be in “win-now” mode in a dynasty league? Below the rankings are some of my thoughts about how the rankings were sorted out: Read more

2019 Preseason Rankings: Top 10 Third Basemen: A Deep Position Still Has Some Surprises

As we’ve said with our other early rankings, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • We are still extremely early in the process so player movement, among other factors, will have an impact on these rankings as we get closer to the start of the season
  • Just because a player his ranked #3 doesn’t mean you should draft him in that spot. In most cases you shouldn’t have to, it just shows the potential value they hold
  • These rankings are based on our projections and expected production for 2019

Third base has suddenly become as deep of a position as there is, and that doesn’t include the wild card that is Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and when he will arrive in Toronto.  While he’s not included in this initial run of rankings, know that there’s a realistic chance that as things unfold this offseason and into Spring Training he develops into a very real option and finds himself in the Top 10.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how our rankings currently look:

1. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
2. Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians
3. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals Read more

2019 Preseason Rankings: Top 10 Shortstops: How To Rank A Position Flush With Talent

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

As we’ve said with our other early rankings, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • We are still extremely early in the process so player movement, among other factors, will have an impact on these rankings as we get closer to the start of the season
  • Just because a player his ranked #3 doesn’t mean you should draft him in that spot. In most cases you shouldn’t have to, it just shows the potential value they hold
  • These rankings are based on our projections and expected production for 2019

There has certainly been an infusion of talent at shortstop in recent years.  Once seen as a defense first position, the position is suddenly flush with high upside talent.  That can clearly be seen not only in our current Top 10, but by looking at the names who fell just short.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how things currently look:

1. Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians
2. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals
3. Trevor Story – Colorado Rockies Read more

2019 Preseason Rankings: Top 10 Second Basemen: Intriguing Names Emerge At A Suddenly Deep Position

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

As we said with our early first base rankings, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • We are still extremely early in the process so player movement, among other factors, will have an impact on these rankings as we get closer to the start of the season
  • Just because a player his ranked #3 doesn’t mean you should draft him in that spot. In most cases you shouldn’t have to, it just shows the potential value they hold
  • These rankings are based on our projections and expected production for 2019

Second base was once viewed as a shallow position, though that’s no longer the case.  Just looking at the names who just missed these rankings shows that there is going to be value even late in your draft, it’s just a matter of identifying who the right target is.  Let’s take a look at how things currently look:

1) Jose Altuve – Houston Astros
2) Javier Baez – Chicago Cubs
3) Ozzie Albies – Atlanta Braves Read more

2019 Preseason Rankings: Top 10 First Basemen: Surprising Names Find Way Into Top 10 (And Top 5) & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

As you look through these rankings please keep a few things in mind:

  • We are still extremely early in the process so player movement, among other factors, will have an impact on these rankings as we get closer to the start of the season
  • Just because a player his ranked #3 doesn’t mean you should draft him in that spot. In most cases you shouldn’t have to, it just shows the potential value they hold
  • These rankings are based on our projections and expected production for 2019

For a position that’s generally viewed as being deep, there are some surprising rankings in our first run.  How does it shake out?  Let’s take an early look:

1. Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves
2. Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks
3. Cody Bellinger – Los Angeles Dodgers Read more

Current Closer Rankings (August 6, 2018): Who’s The Best, Who Should We Be Concerned About & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The Trade Deadline has come and gone, bringing significant changes to the closing landscape around the league.  In several circumstances trade has opened opportunity, but in others the current closer surprisingly stayed put (like in Minnesota), keeping a potential alternative pinned to a setup role.  How do things currently stand around the league?  Let’s take a look:

 

1) Edwin Diaz – Seattle Mariners (1)
2) Blake Treinen – Oakland A’s (2)
3) Felipe Vazquez – Pittsburgh Pirates (3)
4) Aroldis Chapman – New York Yankees (5)
5) Craig Kimbrel – Boston Red Sox (4)
6) Bud Norris – St. Louis Cardinals (7)
7) Brad Hand – Cleveland Indians (NR)
8) Hector Rondon – Houston Astros (10) Read more