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Postby rjforlife » Fri May 25, 2012 11:44 am

I realize that old Funston's big board wasn't exactly the pinnacle of fantasy baseball knowledge, but I always liked checking it out each week and seeing where my players fell on the board and his little blurbs about each guy. So,


1. Is he still doing it and is just taking forever to update?

2. Does anyone else do a rolling big board updated semi-regularly?

3. If 1/2 are no, does anyone want to make one or collaborate on one?
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Re: Funston's Big Board

Postby Saltydog » Fri May 25, 2012 12:35 pm

I'd love to do this. We need to have something that's active during the season because there's never enough debate here.
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Funston's Big Board

Postby lastingsgriller » Fri May 25, 2012 12:41 pm

1. El hombre
2. Ryan Braun
3. Josh Hamilton
4. Miguel Cabrera
5. Matt Kemp
6. Jose Bautista
7. Carlos Gonzalez
8. Adam Jones
9. Justin verlander
10. David Wright
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Re: Funston's Big Board

Postby rjforlife » Fri May 25, 2012 12:57 pm

Ok Salty you're my right hand on this project. I will take submissions of anyone's top 50 that wants to do it each week on Friday or Saturday. I'll use Sunday to compile the lists and each Monday we will put out a new board. Salty, if you're up to, we can each submit a top 50 and then also once we compile, we can both take half and write little snippits for each guy ala Funston. If you want to be one of the people submitting the 50, PM today or tomorrow or something, and maybe we can cap it at 10 guys who are willing to put out a top 50 each weekend. You don't have to make comments on your list submissions, just get them in, although comments are certainly welcome. Any further suggestions/help with refining this would be most welcome.
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Re: Funston's Big Board

Postby Justin_Case » Fri May 25, 2012 1:28 pm

I think this is a great idea and something I'd be reading each week as a great resource. I don't feel like I'm qualified to contribute but here are some things you may want to sort out before you start compiling the list:

What league scoring is the list for? 5x5 Roto or H2H?
Is the ranking based on expected value from today going forward or is it based on total year stats?
What positional eligibility will you use? ESPN/Yahoo might differ causing some difference in value...although if only ranking 50 players the positions might not matter.

ESPN has weekly rankings similar to this for batters (Hit Parade), pitchers (60 feet, 6 inches) and closers (Relief Efforts) and just did a Mid-May re-rank for the rest of the season however I would much rather have some rankings and commentary from you experts.
http://games.espn.go.com/frontpage/baseball

Looking forward to it.
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Re: Funston's Big Board

Postby rjforlife » Fri May 25, 2012 1:47 pm

Justin_Case wrote:What league scoring is the list for? 5x5 Roto or H2H?
Is the ranking based on expected value from today going forward or is it based on total year stats?
What positional eligibility will you use? ESPN/Yahoo might differ causing some difference in value...although if only ranking 50 players the positions might not matter.



For simplicity sake, I think 5X5 roto lends itself to more players, and won't differ too terribly from the H2H.

I think the value is almost like trade value. Prior outcomes do help your ranking, but future ranking is the most important. Braun would be ranked over Hamilton since Braun looks better going forward, but Hamilton would still leapfrog people like Adrian Gonzalez, who Hamilton was universally ranked behind before the season. Same with someone like E5, who would stay below someone like Jose Bautista, but could easily be ranked ahead of a guy like Jay Bruce, who was ranked well higher than E5 before the season and hasn't played poorly.

I would just stick to Yahoo eligibility, although like you said, top 50 positions are mostly irrelevant.

Thanks for the show of interest and questions, I hope to have this go live this Monday.
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Re: Funston's (RJforlife's) Big Board

Postby Saltydog » Fri May 25, 2012 2:06 pm

I'm normally left handed, but this will work.

Factoring in injuries, I will not include DL players on my list, but have a supplement of players that would slot into the Top 50 if they were to be healthy (long term injuries, not 7 or 15 day stints).

I am viewing this list as players that would absolutely be undroppable in standard leagues (10 team, mixed roto or H2H)
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Re: Funston's (RJforlife's) Big Board

Postby NikkiSixx » Fri May 25, 2012 2:07 pm

I'd be interested in helping out with something like this.
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Re: Funston's (RJforlife's) Big Board

Postby Saltydog » Fri May 25, 2012 2:16 pm

I'm not familiar with using Google Documents, but will try to build something for next week and shoot for a June 1 debut.

Feel free to send me a Top 50 if you're interested.
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Re: Funston's (RJforlife's) Big Board

Postby NikkiSixx » Fri May 25, 2012 3:20 pm

I think the more top 50s we can post the better. I'll submit my top 50 to u RJ on Sunday night and u can just submit mine next to yours and salty's.
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