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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Jan 20, 2011 4:30 pm

I'd probably rank Matusz ahead of him also. I wouldn't be surprised if Hellickson outperformed him but I think Matusz is the safer bet as of now. I also really like Matusz.
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby ironman » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:03 pm

As far as Hellickson, he may be ranked a little high, but keep in mind where David Price was being ranked last season (40s-50s).
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby ironman » Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:05 pm

An update to the rankings has been published. RP has now been added.

http://www.exileonclark.com/p/fantasy-b ... -2011.html
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby West » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:12 pm

ironman wrote:As far as Hellickson, he may be ranked a little high, but keep in mind where David Price was being ranked last season (40s-50s).


And Price doesn't have Helldog's K rate.

I like Hellickson far better than Matusz, simply for the fact that I don't think Matusz will be winning many games. I think he has greater upside. However, Matusz was a beast down the stretch last year and should be given a look in deeper leagues.
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby MasterX1918 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:03 am

ironman wrote:As far as Hellickson, he may be ranked a little high, but keep in mind where David Price was being ranked last season (40s-50s).

that's true but Price was also a sophomore, he already had a year to figure things out. I think Hellickson will be the same way.
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby oscar15 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 11:47 am

Thanks ironman

I always pull your rankings to my own spread sheet and tweak it to fit my needs. You save me a lot of work.
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (EARLY RELEASE!)

Postby Scooter1027 » Mon Jan 24, 2011 9:17 pm

Good looking rankings, for the most part I like 'em.

One guy I don't quite get is Nick Markakis. Compare his 2010 with a guy you have several slots below (Corey Hart):

614 PA, .283 AVG, 91 R, 31 HR, 102 RBI, 7 SB (Hart)
709 PA, .297 AVG, 79 R, 12 HR, 60 RBI, 7 SB (Markakis)

Now the R and RBI dips seem a little flukish and the O's offense around him should be a bit better this year, but you're pretty much banking on strong rebounds in those categories for him to carry much value. 12 HR in 709 PA is poor for a corner OFer, and it's not like he's stealing a lot of bags to make up for it. His ISO power has trended downwards for 3 straight years, so it's hard to predict a big rebound to his 23 HR/18 SB days of 2007. I think I would take several of the OFers you have ranked after him (Abreu, Hart, Stubbs, Stanton, Young...possibly Swisher and Wells too) before I'd pull the trigger on Markakis. Just wondering your thoughts (or anyone's thoughts) regarding Markakis. I just don't see a lot of upside there...is it just that he has a higher floor because of his consistently good average?
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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (Updated 2/6)

Postby ironman » Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:28 pm

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Re: 2011 Positional Rankings (Updated 2/6)

Postby MasterX1918 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:31 pm

I'm in agreeance with Mr.Brauny on Markakis, and I spoke about his consistent mediocrity in my 2 up 2 down article here http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2011 ... n_of-2.php

i'd much rather have a guy with a little more upside. Markakis has a sexy OBP but that doesn't really mean much to me, i'd be much happier with Chris/Delmon Young or even Carlos Lee or Carlos Quentin even. I'd rather get power earlier and average later.
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