Archive for Rankings

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

Current Closer Rankings (July 27, 2018): Who’s The Best, Who Should We Be Concerned About & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Forget about players who will lose their roles because of performance, the Trade Deadline is always a time for free agent to be closers to be moved to contenders (and most of the time falling into a setup role).  We’ve already seen significant changes, with the Orioles (Britton), Mets (Familia), White Sox (Soria) and Padres (Hand) moving their closers ahead of the deadline and a few others could also go.  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how the rankings currently look:

 

1) Edwin Diaz – Seattle Mariners (1)
2) Blake Treinen – Oakland A’s (5)
3) Felipe Vazquez – Pittsburgh Pirates (6)
4) Craig Kimbrel – Boston Red Sox (3)
5) Aroldis Chapman – New York Yankees (2)
6) Raisel Iglesias – Cincinnati Reds (7)
7) Bud Norris – St. Louis Cardinals (12) Read more

Current Closer Rankings (July 20, 2018): Who’s The Best, Who Should We Be Concerned About & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We all know that over the next two weeks there are going to be significant changes to these rankings.  Forget about players who will lose their roles because of performance, the Trade Deadline is always a time for free agent to be closers to be moved to contenders (and most of the time falling into a setup role).  With that in mind, let’s take a look at how the rankings currently look:

 

1) Edwin Diaz – Seattle Mariners
2) Aroldis Chapman – New York Yankees
3) Craig Kimbrel – Boston Red Sox
4) Sean Doolittle – Washington Nationals
5) Blake Treinen – Oakland A’s
6) Felipe Vazquez – Pittsburgh Pirates
7) Raisel Iglesias – Cincinnati Reds Read more

Updated 2018 Preseason Rankings: Top 40 Starting Pitchers (#21-40): Where Does Bumgarner Land & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Earlier this morning we updated our Top 20 Starting Pitchers for the loss of Madison Bumgarner (click here to view).  Does Bumgarner fall out of the Top 40 completely, though?  Let’s take a look:

21 Masahiro Tanaka – New York Yankees
22. Shohei Ohtani – Los Angeles Angels
23. Patrick Corbin – Arizona Diamondbacks
24. Jon Gray – Colorado Rockies
25. David Price – Boston Red Sox
26. Marcus Stroman – Toronto Blue Jays
27. Kyle Hendricks – Chicago Cubs Read more

Updated 2018 Preseason Rankings: Top 40 Starting Pitchers (#1-20): The Fallout From Madison Bumgarner’s Injury

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Obviously the loss of Madison Bumgarner is a crippling one for the San Francisco Giants and for fantasy owners who have already drafted…  Or is it?  Early word is that he’ll miss 6-8 weeks due to the broken bone in his pinkie, but even if it stretches to 10 weeks couldn’t you argue that 3.5 months of Bumgarner is better than most alternatives?  With that in mind, let’s kick off our updated Top 40 starting pitcher rankings with #1-20:

1. Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers
2. Max Scherzer – Washington Nationals
3. Corey Kluber – Cleveland Indians
4. Chris Sale – Boston Red Sox
5. Carlos Carrasco – Cleveland Indians
6. Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets
7. Luis Severino – New York Yankees Read more