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Postby sorgi2evans » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:00 am

As dumb as it seems, during the draft, a lot of managers basically look at the top 5-10 guys on yahoo's list and pick the one they want. I know you guys will say it's no fun playing with guys like these, but not all of my friends are as into fantasy baseball as I am. Anyways, since they basically draft off yahoo's list, you can get guys yahoo underrated for great value, but it's hard to get guys they overrated for good value. So heres my question: Who do you guys think yahoo severely under or overrated in their pre-ranks?
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby Pochucker » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:13 am

Find new friends! (only kidding)

Some people like to "win" and like little competition , to others its the harder the competition the more satisfying it is!
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby sportsguy138 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:18 am

Here's a quick look at things offensively. Although I didn't look very far down the list.

Figgins at 45 is too early.

Bruan at 14 is too early.

Encarnacion can end up being a great steal at 176.

Renteria bumped down a couple of rounds.

Tulo down a round.

Byrnes too early.

Pence too early.

Markakis up a few positions in OF.

Wells down a round.

Francoeur at 116 is a steal.

Bump up A.Gonzo a bit.

Thome down a couple of rounds.

If healthy, Weeks could be a steal.

Good value for Kent.
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby sorgi2evans » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:24 am

thanks, that's the stuff I'm looking for ;-D
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby sportsguy138 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:28 am

Also, something that might help you out is checking out the mock drafts in the rankings section.

Personally, I think it would benefit you more looking at the Cafeholics mock. Overall a better mock IMO and is based on a re-draft league. ;-D
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby smoovethug » Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:41 am

This was being discussed elsewhere as well.

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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby NZ Eff » Wed Feb 13, 2008 3:24 pm

Ranked 100 onwards the following are all way undervalued in Yahoo rankings.

Halladay 100
Sheets 111
Weeks 117
Delgado 136
Martinez 148
O Perez 178
Kent 189
Willis 197
Blalock 214
Lugo 216
Harden 218
J D Drew 219
Rolen 229
Hall 232
Alou 256
Duncan 260
Wily Mo Pena 302
Marcum 307
Scott 316
Feliz 321
Lyon 477

They all should be taken much earlier.

On the flip side Top 100 players that I would not draft anywhere near where they are ranked.

Ramirez 2
Rollins 9
Granderson 27
Rios 30
Roberts 33
Russell 34
Tulowitzki 42
Mauer 62
Young 75
Bay 81
Uggla 89
Zimmerman 97
Lincecum 98
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby JimmyBaseball » Wed Feb 13, 2008 4:36 pm

Interesting. I like a lot of the "underrateds." But I'm curious why you seem down on Hanley and Rollins?

I'm guessing you belive there is no way they can come close to recreating their #'s of last year.
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby A Fleshner Fantasy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:51 pm

Well, what I would do if I were you is to create your own rankings from scratch, and then when you compare those to yahoo's rankings, it should be pretty evident who is undervalued and overvalued by yahoo.
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Re: Yahoo! pre-rank steals

Postby NZ Eff » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:03 am

JimmyBaseball wrote:Interesting. I like a lot of the "underrateds." But I'm curious why you seem down on Hanley and Rollins?

I'm guessing you belive there is no way they can come close to recreating their #'s of last year.


Pretty much that in a nutshell.
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