I always like to keep up on keeper rankings throughout the season as it helps to evaluate trading and such. As many of you are also in keeper leagues, I thought it would be a good idea to put up an updated top 25 Hitter and top 15 Pitcher list for a keeper. I will be putting up my own in a little while, but I would love to see some other lists.
I don't see much difference between now and preseason, but some newcomers.
1. Hanley Ramirez 2. Alex Rodriguez 3. Chase Utley 4. David Wright 5. Albert Pujols 6. Matt Holliday 7. Jose Reyes 8. Miguel Cabrera 9. Ryan Braun 10. Grady Sizemore 11. Ryan Howard 12. Jimmy Rollins 13. Lance Berkeman 14. Carlos Beltran 15. Prince Fielder 16. Brandon Phillips 17. Ichiro 18. BJ Upton 19. Carlos Lee 20. David Ortiz 21. Mark Texieria 22. Justin Morneau 23. Josh Hamilton 24. Ian Kinsler 25. Carl Crawford
Pitchers 1. Johan Santana 2. Jake Peavy 3. Brandon Webb 4. CC Sabathia 5. Cole Hamels 6. Tim Lincecum 7. John Lackey 8. Dan Haren 9. Carlos Zambrano 10. Scott Kazmir 11. Josh Beckett 12. Eric Bedard 13. Roy Halladay 14. Edinson Volquez 15. Ben Sheets
Snakes Gould wrote:i dont really see the point of ranking the top 25 hitters. the fringe guys at 100-200 overall are the difficult decisions.
Why? Because a lot of leagues don’t keep the guys from 100-200 overall and it's interesting to see how high the surprises have climbed on peoples' lists (Volquez/Lee/McClouth type guys) and how far the slow starters have fallen (Fielder/Cabrera/Rollins) Not to be rude but if you don't see the point please dont post in the thread, discouraging others from putting in their opinions......
Didn't mean to try and censor you, nor do I think starting a thread entitles me to moderate it. Just didn't want to have it fall flat like it did. Its probably because of the topic in the thread not your post, but I just didn't want to lose people due to negative feedback. I went with top 25 hitters and 15 pitchers because it is a reasonable amount for people to rank. It seems like if I went to 50 or more, which is what I would really like to see and like you said, probably more useful to everyone, people will shy away because it takes a fair amount of time. If you have a listing or even a link to somewhere that keeps updated keeper rankings into the 50+ range I would love to see it. Again, no hard feelings, and thanks for the follow up.