Very nice list. Like anyone else would I'd have them different. One that strikes me at the top end of this is Tex. You have 22 other HITTERS listed before him. I'd love to be able to get him then as I'm expecting mid 1st round numbers.
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I agree with most of the comments made so far. Another one is that Hideki Matsui is too low. Unless there's a reason to think he won't be back 100% from his injury next year. And considering his previous great health and work effort track record, the fluky nature of this injury, and the fact he's coming back this week, I don't see why not expect him to play at a high level. We'll have a better idea by the end of this season (which is a reason why doing these kinds of lists now seems a wasted effort to me at this point, unless you're just bored). For the last couple of years he's been around 30-40 overall. Anything below 50 would seem a steal for him (again, considering his rehab continues to go as planned).
Wow, a comprehensive list for 2007 and we're only four days into September.
A few notes:
A-Rod deserves a top 5, at the very least, top 10 pick. He is at the point of his career where he is still capable of replicating 2005 and he's capable of putting your team on his back, which is especially important in H2H. Remember the point of drafting a first-rounder (and some people don't see it this way) is that you're putting your confidence squarely on that player to deliver when the rest of your team cannot.
I think David Ortiz is a top 5 draft pick despite the heart palpitations.
David Wright is at least a top 10 pick.
I would rank Hafner, Manny, and Howard in that order over Reyes and Crawford.
I'd rank Holliday and Ichiro way over Dye and A-Ram. Thome, Oswalt, and Andruw Jones deserve a bigger bump up too.
All in all, not a bad list for newbie, especially for a comprehensive list at this time of year when there's plenty of baseball to be played, but just needs a little more refinement here and there. Of course, your rankings will change here and there by season's end and during the offseason into Spring Training, and so, don't treat anything as an end-all, be-all list yet. Good stab at a rough estimate though.
First of all I'd like to welcome you to the cafe and thanks for putting in the time and effort to put up a list like that. It's also too early to be doing '07 rankings but whatever. I'm also assuming this is a non-keeper.
I'm not going to point out every thing, but here's a few things I noticed.. I will point out when a person needs to go up or down with the thumbs up ( ) or thumbs down ( ).
Santana couple spots
Morneau I know he's been having a good year but not sold on him yet until he can show it over a couple of years.
Rivera should be up higher seeing the closers you put infront of him.
Wang has had a great year and with some people you have infront of him he should go up
Didn't really look at everything. Just skimmed it, so I didn't look at everything. Just a few things I caught.
Thank you all for welcoming me to the Cafe! I am very appriative for all your advice. I will say this about Rivera though, I don't view him as a top 5 closer anymore because of his K/IP rate. Way too many other closers K more batters & have just as good ERA & WHIP numbers.