Archive for Rankings

Updated 2017 Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders #1-20: The Impact Of The Injuries

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

The Colorado Rockies have been hit extremely hard by injuries this preseason, and it obviously has had a significant impact on our rankings.  With David Dahl and Ian Desmond both set to miss time, let’s take a look at the impact those absences have on our rankings:

1. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
2. Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox
3. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs
4. Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals
5. Charlie Blackmon – Colorado Rockies
6. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals
7. J.D. Martinez – Detroit Tigers
8. Yoenis Cespedes – New York Mets Read more

2017 Rankings (OBP): Top 15 Shortstops: The Status Quo Prevails… Mostly

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There is a trend for leagues to move away from the traditional AVG category, and instead utilizing OBP or OPS.  How does that type of change impact our rankings?  In many cases it may not be a dramatic change, but there definitely are those who rise and those who fall.

Outside of some minor changes, the bulk of the shortstop rankings stay fairly consistent (though Jonathan Villar  does see a jump into the Top 5).  There are a few minor changes, though, and being cognizant of them certainly gives you an advantage.  Let’s take a look:

1. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles (1)
2. Carlos Correa – Houston Astros (2)
3. Trevor Story – Colorado Rockies (4)
4. Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians (3)
5. Jonathan Villar – Milwaukee Brewers (7)
6. Xander Bogaerts – Boston Red Sox (5)
7. Corey Seager – Los Angeles Dodgers (6) Read more

2017 Rankings (OBP): Top 15 Third Basemen: Major Changes At The Top

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There is a trend for leagues to move away from the traditional AVG category, and instead utilizing OBP or OPS.  How does that type of change impact our rankings?  In many cases it may not be a dramatic change, but there definitely are those who rise and those who fall.

The rankings among third baseman is fairly unchanged, aside from a pretty significant shakeup at the top.  After that there’s just minor shuffling, but let’s take a look to see where the adjustments are made (the number in parenthesis is the players ranking for “standard” formats):

1. Josh Donaldson – Toronto Blue Jays (2)
2. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs (3)
3. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies (1)
4. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles (4)
5. Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals (5)
6. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals (6)
7. Todd Frazier – Chicago White Sox (7) Read more

2017 Rankings (OBP): Top 15 Second Basemen: Dozier Returns To Top 5 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There is a trend for leagues to move away from the traditional AVG category, and instead utilizing OBP or OPS.  How does that type of change impact our rankings?  In many cases it may not be a dramatic change, but there definitely are those who rise and those who fall.

When it comes to second basemen that are actually a few significant changes, whether it’s the rise of Brian Dozier or the drop of Robinson Cano (who barely sticks in the Top 5).  Let’s take a look at the impact of the change on our rankings:

1. Jose Altuve – Houston Astros (1)
2. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals (2)
3. Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals (4)
4. Brian Dozier – Minnesota Twins (8)
5. Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners (3)
6. Ian Kinsler – Detroit Tigers (5)
7. Dee Gordon – Miami Marlins (6) Read more

2017 Rankings (OBP): Top 15 First Basemen: Rizzo Rises To #2 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There is a trend for leagues to move away from the traditional AVG category, and instead utilizing OBP or OPS.  How does that type of change impact our rankings?  In many cases it may not be a dramatic change, but there definitely are those who rise and those who fall.

When it comes to first base there aren’t any significant changes, outside of one player plummeting down the rankings.  Instead it’s more “minor moves”, so let’s take a look (the number in parenthesis is the players ranking for “standard” formats):

1. Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks (1)
2. Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs (3)
3. Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers (2)
4. Freddie Freeman – Atlanta Braves (4)
5. Chris Davis – Baltimore Orioles (7)
6. Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds (6)
7. Edwin Encarnacion – Cleveland Indians (8) Read more

2017 Rankings: Top 40 Starting Pitchers: #21-40: Breakout Youngsters (Paxton, Gray) & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Earlier this week we kicked off our Starting Pitcher Rankings, taking a look at the Top 20 (click here to view).  Now we see how deep the position truly is, as we take a look at the next 20 names on our list.  This group is full of some high upside youngsters who could truly emerge, like James Paxton, Jon Gray and Carlos Rodon.  Where exactly do they fit in?  Let’s take a look:

21. Zack Greinke – Arizona Diamondbacks
22. James Paxton – Seattle Mariners
23. Jon Gray – Colorado Rockies
24. Justin Verlander – Detroit Tigers
25. Kenta Maeda – Los Angeles Dodgers
26. Aaron Nola – Philadelphia Phillies
27. Marcus Stroman – Toronto Blue Jays
28. Julio Teheran – Atlanta Braves
29. Matt Shoemaker – Los Angeles Angels
30. Kevin Gausman – Baltimore Orioles Read more