Ok, so I have a wicked cold that's making it impossible to sleep, so I decided to look back at the January Experts Mock on Sportsline and compare it to the rankings from ESPN's Live Drafts so far. I've only done rounds 1-5 of the experts mock so far.
Submitted for your amusement...
(guys that fans rank much higher than the experts)
Difference between fans and experts, player, experts picked him, fans picked him
+18, Carlos Delgado, #54, #36
+22, Aubrey Huff, #59, #37
+25, Roy Oswalt, #55, #30
+30, Pedro, #58, #28
And, the top fan favorite, the most overrated player in fantasy baseball
+36, Derek Jeter (who could not have guessed that!), #60, #24.
(guys the experts rank much higher than the fans)
-27, Travis Hafner, #42, #69
-45, Danny Kolb, #38, #83 OK, now that one is just wacky. Who picks Kolb with the 38th oick overall!
-47, BGiles, #53, #90
-53, VWells, #44, #97
And, the one the experts agree fans are missing out on, the most underrated player in fantasy baseball....
-63, Josh Beckett, #43, #106
While your interpretation of this depends on whether you think the "experts" have a clue or not, I do like to see where people might be over or underrating a player. Maybe, if I'm still not sleeping, I'll compare the Cafe composite rankings to ESPN to spot the opportunities for exploiting the average fan's ignorance of the wealth of knowledge found here.