Cornbread Maxwell wrote:skippyoz - maybe I missed it but it appears as though ba isnt weighted properly. Beltran did not finish 2nd overall last yr with a sub .270 ba. Arod was not in the top 10 either - 11th or 12th if I remember correctly. Also - how do you factor in position scarcity?
No, AVG is not weighted properly using that assumption, but the numbers are based on two things: Either last years stats or This year's projections. If you use last year's stats to determine this year's rankings, you don't get a complete and accurate picture of an approximate order (players either get older and lose productivity i.e. Bagwell; players get older and gain productivity; i.e. Coco Crisp; or players have missed time due to injury i.e. Marcus Giles). If you use next year's projected stats, they are obviously some sort of made up, approximate number...
What I am trying to say is that this is a rough guide, and a very easy one to use, to start putting people in some sort of order based on how they contribute in certain ROTO cats.
If you want to take into account position scarcity, I would just take a look at the list itself. You could notice that among the top 100 players, x amount are OF and only a few are Catchers... or, I like to sort the list by position, and then by the final number and you see the position rankings and how the top guys' numbers stack up against the other top guys at different positions.
You can use this system with any and all stats (doubles, walks, etc.) and factor them into the equation, as most Mock Drafts and value rankings are based on 5x5 stats.
Oh well... it is not an exact and not my final/absolute rankings, but I use them only as a start.