Archive for Rankings

Update Rankings (May 23): Top 30 Closers: Craig Kimbrel Among The Elite & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are nearly two months into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand :

 

Tier 1 – The Elite
1. Kenley Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers
2. Craig Kimbrel – Boston Red Sox

  • Did anyone think that Kimbrel would be able to turn back the clock and return to being one of the truly dominant relief pitchers in the game? The only numbers you need to know are 19.2 IP, 36 K, 2 BB.  You simply don’t get more dominant than out, and you could argue that he deserves the top spot in the rankings at this point.

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Update Rankings (May 8): Top 15 Shortstops: Don’t Downgrade Correa Too Far & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are over a month into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our final draft guide update):

1. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles (1)
2. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals (NR)
3. Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians (3)
4. Carlos Correa – Houston Astros (2)
5. Corey Seager – Los Angeles Dodgers (6)
6. Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox (5)
7. Jean Segura – Seattle Mariners (8) Read more

Update Rankings (May 4): Top 15 Third Basemen: Seagers Cracks Top 5, Ramirez Rising & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are about a month into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our final draft guide update):

1. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs (3)
2. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies (1)
3. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles (4)
4. Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals (5)
5. Kyle Seager – Seattle Mariners (8)
6. Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians (13)
7. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals (6) Read more

Update Rankings (May 1): Top 15 Second Basemen: Odor Sliding Down, Murphy Among Elite & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are a month into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our final draft guide update):

 

1. Jose Altuve – Houston Astros (1)
2. Daniel Murphy – Washington Nationals (7)
3. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals (2)
4. Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals (4)
5. Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians (NR)
6. Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners (3)
7. Jean Segura – Seattle Mariners (10) Read more

Update Rankings (April 26): Top 15 First Basemen: Abreu Plummeting, Where Does Thames Fit & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are three weeks into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our final draft guide update):

1. Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks (1)
2. Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs (3)
3. Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves (4)
4. Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds (6)
5. Eric Thames – Milwaukee Brewers (NR)
6. Chris Davis – Baltimore Orioles (7)
7. Edwin Encarnacion – Cleveland Indians (8)
8. Wil Myers – San Diego Padres (10) Read more

Update Rankings (April 25): Top 15 Catchers: Lucroy Falling, Contreras’ Risky Outlook & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are three weeks into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our final draft guide update):

1. Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants (2)
2. J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins (4)
3. Jonathan Lucroy – Texas Rangers (1)
4. Brian McCann – Houston Astros (7)
5. Yasmani Grandal – Los Angeles Dodgers (11)
6. Willson Contreras – Chicago Cubs (5)
7. Matt Wieters – Washington Nationals (8) Read more