Updated April 2, 2012 *The average draft round (ADR) presumes your participation in a standard 12 team league.
|Code||Website Name||Weighted Value||Last Update|
|CBS||CBS Fantasy Sports||@CBSFantasyBB||April 2|
|CHGM||ClubHouse GM||@ClubHouseGM||February 17|
|ESPN||ESPN Fantasy Staff||@ESPNFantasy||March 30|
|FBC||Fantasy Baseball Cafe||@FBC_GiantsFan14||February 24|
|FBCJ||Fantasy Baseball Crackerjacks||@FBCrackerjacks||February 12|
|FGD||Fantasy Gameday||@Fantasy_Gameday||March 6|
|FOX||FOX Sports||@FOXSportsFowler||March 7|
|MB||Matthew Berry from ESPN||@MatthewBerryTMR||March 20|
|RC||Roto Champ||@RotoChamp||April 1|
|RS||Roto Summit||@JesseSakstrup||March 26|
|THC||Tristan H. Cockcroft from ESPN||@SultanofStat||March 27|
|THT||The Hardball Times||@THTFantasy||April 1|
|YAVG||Yahoo Draft Average||@YahooFantasy||April 2|
|YHOO||Yahoo Experts||@YahooNoise||April 2|
Players who will not play in 2012 were removed to avoid the possibility of old data misleading anyone.
I will try to make every attempt to update this page frequently to make sure the information is up to date. Please contact me with any errors you may discover or if you find another reputable website with a similar top overall ranking. I've compiled the data from the following websites to create the average rank for nearly 500 players. If a player did not appear on a resource's list, then they were assigned a static value of 500.
What is the purpose of this spreadsheet?
Everyone has their own opinions regarding where a baseball player should be ranked during a fantasy baseball draft. These opinions are ever evolving, especially during the offseason while some men are still seeking a new home. How can you trust one resource? This is a compilation of lists sorted using unweighted as well as weighted rankings. The weighted value was determined for each website depending upon how many individuals were polled for their overall list.
Why should I care about standard deviation?
A low standard deviation indicates the data points tend to be very close to the mean, whereas high standard deviation indicates the data points are spread out over a large range of values. Simply put, it is a measure of confidence between every website I referenced.
For example, every website ranked Albert Pujols in their top three which is why he has the lowest standard deviation and why you should draft him with the highest confidence. Most of your top round candidates have a standard deviation of 20 or lower, so you can presume a score higher than 20 represents some sort of risk.
- Ryan Braun
could miss 50 games due to a PED suspension.Suspension appealed, waiting for updates!
- Carl Crawford may not bounce back.
- Lance Berkman may not have a repeat performance.
- Kevin Youkilis has been injury prone.
- Josh Johnson & Adam Wainwright are recovering from injuries.
- Ryan Howard will start the season late.
This wariness allows you the potential to draft someone later as long as everyone else in your draft carries the same mutual uncertainty, but Yu better not count on it.
Sorry, I went there.