Fantasy Baseball Top 100 Debate

I’m not the ranking expert in fantasy baseball. I outsource that tedious job to razzball. There top 100 players are one click away! However that does not prevent me from critiquing their list. Ranking David Wright over Ryan Howard is a mortal sin. Their Wright projections: 95/30/105/.285/17. Their Howard projections: 95/40/115/.270. They see Howard hitting more jacks but having an average 15 points lower. Personally, I see this as a slight to Howard. This is no surprise as the national “fantasy” types never respect my boys. Razzball probably went this way because Werth is no longer on the roster to protect Howard. To be frank I’m not sure who Manual will use to protect Howard.

Adrian Gonzalez in the top 11 of all fantasy baseball players? I am beginning to believe my “beloved” razzball is smoking the crack with Charlie Sheen. I get the reason they sipping the juice. Heading on over to the “green monster” is exciting…..but top 11? seriously?

Josh Hamilton  has fallen to 21. This is a bit harsh but I’m still bitter. He kicked me in the pooper last year when he was “too injured” to play when I was in the fantasy baseball playoffs! I ended up in 3rd and only regaining my entry fee of $100! Rat Bastard, if he played I may have added a fantasy baseball trophy to my arsenal!

Roy Halladayat 27. I agree with the spot but I don’t agree with razzball’s assessment. They state:

I’m sure he’ll be great but if you draft him your offense is going to struggle.  That’s as bluntly as I can put it

I believe in grabbing a pitcher early. Stud pitching can carry you in fantasy baseball. It decreased your need to gamble on two start pitching week after week. You can always find the next Jose Bautista off waivers if you are slick. It is more difficult to find the stud pitcher. Feel free to draft the Halladay or Sabathia (ranked 45) early. They will deliver and help keep you in the playoff run.

Cliff Lee at 39? The logic is there. However, I would venture to argue Lee may have the same numbers as Halladay and for a draft position value of 39 – 12 spots later- he may be the better player to grab. At 27 you could still take that bat you always wanted 🙂

Joe Mauer landed at 41. He screwed the pooch last year. I had to deal him for less then what he was worth just to keep pace in the playoff hunt. I won’t make that mistake twice. Never, never, draft a catcher too early. Razzball projects  90/15/90/.325/3 and frankly I see that as too high.

Jimmy Rollins and Derek Jeter are 53 and 54. Word to the wise. Do not draft the falling SS star. However if Rollins falls into the 70s consider drafting him. He is on the last year of his contract. Early indications say he may be batting at the 5 or 8 spot. He is no longer a leadoff hitter and don’t expect many steals. He is gonna hold up to stay on the field. As for Jeter…a hall of famer who is settling down and getting married. Anyone who is married knows what I’m saying. The “honey do” list will overtake his baseball duties.

I’ll analyze the rest of razzball’s rankings as the week progresses. Let me know your thoughts we are only 2 weeks away from pitchers and catchers! This means I’m a few weeks closer to sunshine and warm weather. Have I ever told you I hate the cold?!?!

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