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Postby Grouperman941 » Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:57 pm

MLB.com wrote:They also are sure to help you feel confident as that next fantasy draft looms. Feel free to e-mail us with your own rankings, and let us know which players you think we overvalued or undervalued the most.


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Postby orange12 » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:18 am

MLB's rankings love the shortstop position. If a 12 team league drafted like this, by the end of the 3rd round, Tejada, Jeter, Rollins, Young, Furcal, and Jose Reyes would all be taken. Of course by then Randy Johnson, Beltran, Andruw Jones, Konerko, and Delgado are all still available.
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Postby Ender » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:22 am

orange12 wrote:MLB's rankings love the shortstop position. If a 12 team league drafted like this, by the end of the 3rd round, Tejada, Jeter, Rollins, Young, Furcal, and Jose Reyes would all be taken. Of course by then Randy Johnson, Beltran, Andruw Jones, Konerko, and Delgado are all still available.


Well in a 12 team standard yahoo format assuming you believe in positional scarcity I fully agree with them.

I don't play that format and I'm not a big fan of position scarcity so I do agree with you :).
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:03 am

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Ender wrote: The listings aren't too bad though I of course have a number of players I disagree with (like Chad Tracy being way too high on the lists)


Someone who has input on player ranks has been listening to GTWMA


No way. They still have Soriano ranked too high.
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Postby Iconoclastic » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:13 am

Josh Beckett ahead of Roy Halladay?

I do agree that the interface is excellent though.
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Grady Sizemore will have more value than Jason Bay regardless of draft position

Aramis Ramirez in 155 G will hit over .300 40 HR 110 RBIs

Brian McCann will have more value than Jorge Posada regardless of draft position
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Postby Thursday » Sat Feb 11, 2006 2:54 am

Everybody's so quick to deride.

I'm sure you have ranked a few players that i would personally disagree with, but I'm not deriding you for it. If you don't like it as a source, don't use it! That simple.
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Postby thedude » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:22 pm

I like the MLB.com preview... It always has such pretty pictures :-D .
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Postby Drdobs » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:29 pm

I think was is always so frustrating about rankings of any kind is that they never actually take the format into consideration. Naturally, there are like 100 different styles of fantasy baseball so I understand the difficulty in doing this. This is really the only problem I have with the Fantasy rankings at MLB.com.

Other sites do a little better job by assigning stat projections to the players and then allowing you to input your league style format and the system then generates a ranking for you. So I agree with some of the comments on here regarding some of the questionable choices they made but on the other hand, from an "overall" standpoint, I think they do a pretty good job and no stone seems unturned.

I'm pretty sure Corey Swartz (sp?) has a lot of input on this list and I trust his fantasy knowledge.

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Postby DevilDriver » Sat Feb 11, 2006 12:54 pm

Bobby Abreu at #5? OK rankings but some players are completely out of place... Great graphics though ;-D
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