mcliffy2 wrote:teddy ballgame wrote:bigh0rt wrote:teddy ballgame wrote:Good post. I even do use the O-Ranks a little bit. It's no different than any other cheat sheet you will find. There are obviously problems with it, just like any cheat sheet, but it's just another useful source out there to look at.
The only way I'd find it useful would be if I were in a league where I knew somebody valued it as a resource and I could somehow exploit it. Otherwise, its method of ranking players is a joke, and as bleach said above, ESPN's is far more in line with my thought process, and well, one has to be more accurate/useful.
Position by position it's just as good as any other cheat sheet out there. I rarely see players very far out of order if you sort by position and O-Rank.
I think you meant rank not O-Rank? O-Rank factors in the last 3 years, so guys having a bad season are still way too high...the only time O-Ranks are helpful is during the draft and maybe April while things settle out.
Here are some O-Rank v. Rank examples:
M. Young: 26/116
E. Chavez 40/331
M. Ensberg 38/281
J Dye 221/21
Yeah, those are from a while ago. If you sort by position, I doubt many would have argued that Young was the 2nd best SS, maybe even 1st, or that Ensberg and Chavez were in the middle of the pack for 3B when the season started.