As many of you know, I do not subscribe to postition scarcity. I believe that it has become such an overblown topic that it has deterred the fantasy community away from why we are here in the first place: WICKED AWESOME STATS.
So here's a fun exercise. The following are players who won't be named,(yet) but according to their stats you tell me where they should be ranked. ( Of course, those of you reading about fantasy baseball this time of year should know IMMEDIATELY who these guys are. You freaks. I love all of ya!) *ahem* So here you go ~
Player A .328 AVG 111 R 38 HR 126 RBI 3 SB
Player B .312 AVG 115 R 42 HR 118 RBI 14 SB
Player C .276 AVG 87 R 31 HR 108 RBI 1 SB
Player D .294 AVG 96 R 22 HR 104 RBI 15 SB
Player E .336 AVG 111 R 34 HR 117 RBI 26 SB
Player F .300 AVG 92 R 21 HR 76 RBI 32 SB
I'm sure by now you can see where I'm going for this. Don't get me wrong. I love Hanley Ramirez... but to continue to just hand over a top 5 ranking to him seems like we do it out of familiarity, rather than neccessity. For those of you slow on the uptake, Hanley is player F. Check out the surrounding numbers you pass just so you can have an "elite" at a thin position. If you always take the best stats possible, it won't matter if you end up with a Erick Aybar type... it all evens out.
Please, I want to hear opinions that I'm either out of my mind or maybe I'm on to something here.