Archive for Rankings

2019 Preseason Rankings: Top 10 Catchers: A Few Surprises Emerge At A Shallow Spot

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

Catcher simply isn’t an exceptionally deep position, given the risk of injury, the wear and tear generally helping them to wear down as the season progresses and the potential for limited AB (how many catchers play nearly everyday at this point).  That’s not to say that there aren’t some strong options, but things fall off quickly.  Who has the upside to make them worth targeting?  Who carries too much risk?  Let’s break it down:

1. J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins
2. Gary Sanchez – New York Yankees
3. Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals Read more

Dynasty First Basemen Rankings: December 2018

by Connor Henry

Welcome to the offseason dynasty rankings for first base. Below you will find 33 names ranked with ages and separated into tiers representing how fantasy viable 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. Below the rankings are some thoughts about how the rankings were established, so without further adieu let’s dive in and take a look: Read more

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