Music2004Man wrote:I agree with you entirely I just think that it would be better to see how they compare against everyone else. As you list them on your list you could put the position next to them and then if you wanted to you could even organize it by position. It seems that if you did that you could see how they perform against players from all positions as well as their own.
I see what you're getting at, and for plain old rankings, it would fine better than ranking just by position. The problem is you want to know how much better a player is than the other players at his position, not just who he is better/worse than. This is when dollar values, AKA a weighted ranking system comes in handy. It's not just important to know that Albert Pujols is better than David Ortiz. It's important to know how much more valuable he is.