Tag:2010 rankings
Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:47 am
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SP rankings preview video notes

Starting Pitchers
1. Top 10 overall

Tim Lincecum remains atop the rankings, despite being outdone by King Felix and Zack Greinke in CBSSports.com's new standard scoring system... (I have a viz that shows what the new scoring system does to pitcher scoring, too)

1 Tim Lincecum  $33 SF
2 Roy Halladay  $32 PHI
3 CC Sabathia  $31 NYY
4 Zack Greinke  $29 KC
5 Felix Hernandez  $29 SEA 
6 Justin Verlander  $25 DET 
7 Dan Haren  $24 ARI 
8 Chris Carpenter  $24 STL ... Winningest player on CBSSports.com last year
9 Johan Santana  $24 NYM ... Former No. 1 coming off elbow surgery
10 Adam Wainwright  $23 STL ... Last year's third-year starting pitcher breakout

2. Top 5 Third year starters

So, genuis, who are the next Wainwright third-year starting pitcher breakouts that can enter that elite top 10...

RK  Pitcher  Age
1 Yovani Gallardo 24 *
2 Clayton Kershaw 22 *
3 Hiroki Kuroda 35
4 Kevin Slowey 25
5 Johnny Cueto 24

3. The second 10

Gallardo is in this next 10 aces and also a pair of Sox...

11 Jon Lester  $22 BOS
12 Josh Beckett  $22 BOS
13 Javier Vazquez  $21 NYY
14 Josh Johnson  $21 FLA * ... Third-year SP a year ago with even more potential
15 Cliff Lee  $21 SEA ... Ace moving to third team in less than a year
16 Jake Peavy  $20 CHW ** Former No. 1 off injury-plagued year... this year's Carpenter?
17 Matt Cain  $18 SF 
18 Cole Hamels  $17 PHI 
19 Yovani Gallardo  $17 MIL 
20 Tommy Hanson  $16 ATL * ... second-year starter with huge, huge upside

4. The third 10

We finally get to see your 3rd-year SP breakout Kershaw in this 10 and a trio of comeback candidates...
 
21 Ubaldo Jimenez  $16 COL * another 3rd-year from 2009
22 Jered Weaver  $15 ANA * He is not his brother
23 Wandy Rodriguez  $15 HOU
24 John Lackey  $15 BOS ... Changing coasts
25 Clayton Kershaw  $15 LAD 
26 Jair Jurrjens  $14 ATL ... dealing with a sore shoulder
27 Chad Billingsley  $14 LAD ... Comeback candidate
28 Scott Kazmir  $13 ANA ... Comeback candidate
29 Roy Oswalt  $13 HOU ... Comeback candidate
30 Ryan Dempster  $13 CHC

Out.

Emack.

Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:32 am
 

2B rankings preview video notes

Second Base
1. Top ten overall second basemen

Chase Utley is the leader, but can Ian Kinsler close the gap... We could use that data viz again to show the strength of the improving second base position, second only to first base.

1 Chase Utley  $36 PHI
2 Ian Kinsler  $31 TEX *
3 Dustin Pedroia  $28 BOS
4 Robinson Cano  $22 NYY 
5 Brian Roberts  $19 BAL 
6 Aaron Hill  $19 TOR * broke out at age 27
7 Ben Zobrist  $14 TB *
8 Brandon Phillips  $12 CIN 
9 Dan Uggla  $9 FLA 
10 Howie Kendrick  $7 ANA 

2. Top 5 27 year old second basemen

Kinsler and No. 10 Kendrick are in your top five 27-year-olds at second base...

1. Ian Kinsler, TEX
2. Robinson Cano, NYY
3. Howie Kendrick, LAA
4. Rickie Weeks, MIL ... I also love Rickie Weeks as a breakout player
5. Casey McGehee, MIL

3. Second 10

Weeks leads the second 10...

11 Rickie Weeks  $7 MIL 
12 Ian Stewart  $7 COL  *
13 Jose Lopez  $6 SEA  *
14 Asdrubal Cabrera  $2 CLE 
15 Placido Polanco  $1 PHI 
16 Clint Barmes  $1 COL 
17 Maicer Izturis  ANA
18 Martin Prado  ATL 
19 Orlando Hudson  MIN
20 Kelly Johnson  ARI *

4. Third 10

Emack, you said second base is stronger and deeper than ever, but will the 20-30 matter in most Fantasy leagues?

21 Mark Ellis  OAK
22 Casey McGehee  MIL
23 Luis Castillo  NYM
24 Chris Getz  KC  *
25 Eugenio Velez  SF 
26 Kazuo Matsui  HOU 
27 Freddy Sanchez  SF
28 Alberto Callaspo  KC *
29 Felipe Lopez  STL 
30 Scott Sizemore  DET  *

Out.

Emack.

Posted on: March 2, 2010 10:16 am
 

1B rankings video preview notes

First Base
1. Top ten overall at First

Sir Albert Pujols lead most dominant player in Fantasy Baseball
http://fantasynews.cbssports.com/fa
ntasybaseball/story/12852096

Can we use the viz as a graphic? It shows just how far Pujols' dot is away from the rest of the field.

1 Albert Pujols  $40 STL *
2 Prince Fielder  $34 MIL
3 Mark Teixeira  $34 NYY *
4 Miguel Cabrera  $33 DET
5 Ryan Howard  $33 PHI
6 Mark Reynolds  $30 ARI
7 Justin Morneau  $26 MIN *
8 Adrian Gonzalez  $26 SD
9 Victor Martinez  $26 BOS *
10 Kevin Youkilis  $25 BOS

2. Top 5 27 years olds at First

Lead in with Miguel Cabrera's quiting drinking after his embarrasing SNAFU late last year. Emack will hit on each of the top three.

1. Miguel Cabrera, DET *
2. Mark Reynolds, ARI *
3. Adrian Gonzalez, SD *
4. Kendry Morales, LAA
5. Joey Votto, CIN

3. Emack's sleepers in the second 10

The No. 4 and 5 27-year-olds lie in this next 10...

11 Kendry Morales  $18 ANA
12 Pablo Sandoval  $18 SF *
13 Joey Votto  $16 CIN 
14 Lance Berkman  $15 HOU ... psuedo contract year
15 Adam Dunn  $14 WAS
16 Derrek Lee  $12 CHC ... contract year
17 Carlos Pena  $9 TB ... contract year
18 Billy Butler  $9 KC ... Breakout candidate to enter top tier.
19 Michael Cuddyer  $5 MIN
20 James Loney  $4 LA

4. Emack's sleepers in the third 10

That second 20 had some of the younger emerging players. This 20-30 tends to be some veterans, are these guys washed up?

21 Garrett Jones  $2 PIT
22 Todd Helton  $1 COL *
23 Jorge Cantu  $1 FLA
24 Adam LaRoche  $1 ARI
25 Nick Swisher  $1 NYY
26 Nick Johnson  $1 NYY
27 Paul Konerko  $1 CHW *
28 Chris Davis  $1 TEX ... Emack's man crush ... Crush Davis.
29 Garrett Atkins  $1 BAL
30 Martin Prado  ATL

Out.

Emack.

Posted on: February 17, 2010 1:55 pm
Edited on: February 17, 2010 2:06 pm
 

Pitching staff rankings

Here are the Pitching Staff projections and rankings for 2010:
Pitching Staff rankings
RK TM W L ERA K WHIP SV
1 Giants 85 77 3.61 1300 1.251 45
2 Braves 87 75 3.56 1252 1.311 45
3 Cardinals 89 73 3.60 1077 1.286 50
4 Red Sox 94 68 3.97 1201 1.297 45
5 Yankees 94 68 4.08 1201 1.320 45
6 Mariners 86 74 3.80 1102 1.307 45
7 Angels 87 75 4.01 1165 1.320 50
8 Phillies 94 68 4.01 1199 1.372 45
9 Devil Rays 89 73 4.20 1177 1.314 45
10 Marlins 87 75 4.13 1278 1.359 45
11 Dodgers 85 77 3.84 1135 1.344 45
12 White Sox 88 74 3.98 1112 1.329 45
13 Cubs 85 77 3.95 1201 1.344 40
14 Diamondbacks 81 81 4.13 1175 1.330 42
15 Twins 88 74 4.25 1075 1.365 45
16 Rockies 85 77 4.20 1055 1.364 40
17 Rangers 88 74 4.35 1052 1.350 40
18 A's 79 83 4.26 1160 1.376 40
19 Reds 80 82 4.33 1171 1.378 40
20 Tigers 82 80 4.25 1100 1.392 40
21 Brewers 85 77 4.55 1177 1.412 45
22 Mets 80 82 4.30 1045 1.396 40
23 Orioles 72 90 4.49 1111 1.383 40
24 Royals 70 92 4.75 1150 1.413 45
25 Padres 67 95 4.51 1050 1.415 45
26 Astros 67 95 4.63 1151 1.420 40
27 Pirates 65 97 4.60 975 1.383 30
28 Blue Jays 65 97 4.66 975 1.427 35
29 Nationals 65 97 4.67 945 1.475 35
30 Indians 60 102 4.80 977 1.475 33
Posted on: December 1, 2009 2:44 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2009 10:09 am
 

Pedroia vs. Tulowitzki

Someone took offense to my Dustin Pedroia analysis off the news that he could be moved to shortstop. It read:
"The dual eligibility for Pedroia would be huge for him in Fantasy because the shortstop position is far thinner than second base now. Consider him a top five second baseman and perhaps the second shortstop behind Hanley Ramirez and ahead of Troy Tulowitzki and Jose B. Reyes and company."

The complaint:
whoever wrote this analysis thinking pedroia slots in ahead of troy tulowitzki is a moron. Avg is slightly higher, HR way lower, RBI way lower, SB a wash, Runs slightly higher, OBP a wash...i'll take the 30 bombs and 100 RBI from Tulo thanks! (by  kristoff119 12/01/2009 2:04 pm EST)

My response in the player feedback area:
Wrong, kristoff119. Pedroia outscored Tulo in a standard scoring system last year. Also, Pedroia has proven consistent year-to-year and proven to remain more healthy. Tulo does have a higher ceiling, yes, but Pedroia -- especially with dual eligibility -- should hold more value on Draft Day. (by  Eric Mack 12/01/2009 2:39 pm EST) 

Signed,

the moron that gets paid to do what you choose to do in your free time, Emack.

 
 
 
 
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