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2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby WebHamster » Mon Jan 02, 2012 1:12 pm

In recent months, both football and basketball have been held hostage by labor negotiations that delayed the preparation of their respective fantasy sports. Luckily, baseball has no such problem. So as the new year dawns, I’m here to provide my 2012 fantasy baseball rankings.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby fast dogs » Mon Jan 02, 2012 5:55 pm

I'm liking Hosmer quite a bit better than the 13th best 1st basemen. Most of your initial rankings looking really good
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby daullaz » Mon Jan 02, 2012 7:54 pm

fast dogs wrote:I'm liking Hosmer quite a bit better than the 13th best 1st basemen. Most of your initial rankings looking really good


I like Hosmer, but it remains to be seen if he can translate that hot second half to a full season. He had 19 HRs in over 500 ABs -- that's not great for the 1B position. Everyone I ranked ahead of him had at least 27 bombs, and the only guys that may slide under that level this year were all .300 hitters. Love the 11 SBs from Hosmer though. He should be good, but I have a feeling he'll be slightly overvalued in drafts with people drafting him expecting him to do too much (he's only 22, so it would shock no one to see a sophomore slump).
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby daullaz » Mon Jan 02, 2012 11:26 pm

Rankings updated with promised tiers.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby Saltydog » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:35 am

Very good stuff.

Seeing Brandon Beachy at #17 made me spit coffee out of my nose and I wasn't even drinking coffee today.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby deanpapelbon » Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:21 am

Youre taking Holliday and Hamilton before Justin Upton? Seems odd.

Ethier over Choo and Crawford? Wait, what?

You like Shields over Haren, Weaver and Lester? Matter of preference I guess but not the order I would pick them.

28 spots separating Beachy and Zimermann? Baffling.

From a quick glance it looks like these rankings were thrown together with very little thought.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby ML610 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:06 am

I agree. Melky at 42 and Kendrick at 53; when Kendrick is 7 at 2b, And ahead of names such as Phillips, uggla, weeks.

If melky had 2b eligibility I wouldn't take him before any of those guys.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby kab21 » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:08 pm

Cuddyer is the one that I don't like. Injury prone and slow despite stealing 11 bases last year.

I'm drafting Uggla and Kipnis every time according to this list.

Alexi Casilla is also way too high. Aybar is my early mid round pick at SS and I like Asdrubal a little more than this list. He'll regress but he's still better than several of the guys in front of him. And Yunel is my fall back. Unfortunately he's better in real life than in fantasy.

I would move up Ubaldo at #41, Romero at #47 and Chacin at #89 and Cahill at #123

I need to review my closers still but I see some definite closers that are ranked behind some maybe closers or setup guys. And I draft for saves.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby Urban Cohorts » Tue Jan 03, 2012 2:22 pm

SS Tier 1-

Tulo

SS Tier 2-

Reyes/Hanley

SS Tier 3-

Continue as normal.

Tulo deserves his own Tier this year.
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Re: 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Postby daullaz » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:22 pm

kab21 wrote:Cuddyer is the one that I don't like. Injury prone and slow despite stealing 11 bases last year.

I'm drafting Uggla and Kipnis every time according to this list.

Alexi Casilla is also way too high. Aybar is my early mid round pick at SS and I like Asdrubal a little more than this list. He'll regress but he's still better than several of the guys in front of him. And Yunel is my fall back. Unfortunately he's better in real life than in fantasy.

I would move up Ubaldo at #41, Romero at #47 and Chacin at #89 and Cahill at #123

I need to review my closers still but I see some definite closers that are ranked behind some maybe closers or setup guys. And I draft for saves.


Drafting for saves can be dangerous. I'd rather have high skill RPs than mediocre options that are expected to close. There's a ton of turnover every year at the position, obviously.
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