Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fantasy Foot Race

One for the money...
You may not be keeping a watchful eye on my post that contains my 2012 fantasy baseball overall ranks, but it has been updated several times since it was first re-published on February 2nd. In case you don't have the page bookmarked already, you can access the list using the tab on the top of the page or this link.

Several new contributors were selected in addition to those who were previously mentioned. These new websites include Fantasy Baseball Cafe, Fox Sports, and The Hardball Times.

I would very much like to include Yahoo's list, but it is only available to players who currently have a team or have an official draft scheduled. I do not intend to draft my first team until at least March 1st after Spring Training actually starts. They do have a top 100 available to the general public, but I am avoiding lists shorter than 250 players. If you happen to have this list available to you and would like to share it with me and everyone else by proxy, then please contact me.

Two for the show...
In my travels across the web, I discovered two websites who had the same idea as mine. Feel free to check them out and compare my list to theirs.

Fantasy Pros - Expert Consensus Ranking
Mr. Cheatsheet - 2012 Roto Draft Cheatsheet

Three to get set...
I took my spreadsheet for a test drive in a three mock drafts just to see how it functioned, if it worked at all. Check out the results and let me know what you think:

Mock Draft #1 Mock Draft #2 Mock Draft #3
Draft Position: 3rd
1. Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B)
2. Andrew McCutchen (Pit - OF)
3. Cliff Lee (Phi - SP)
4. Ben Zobrist (TB - 2B,OF)
5. Mike Napoli (Tex - C,1B)
6. Yu Darvish (Tex - SP)
7. Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle - SS)
8. Drew Stubbs (Cin - OF)
9. Brian Wilson (SF - RP)
10. Jesus Montero (Sea - Util)
11. Chris Young (Ari - OF)
12. Sergio Santos (Tor - RP)
13. Shaun Marcum (Mil - SP)
14. Mike Moustakas (KC - 3B)
15. Adam Lind (Tor - 1B)
16. Derek Holland (Tex - SP)
17. Doug Fister (Det - SP)
18. Matt Joyce (TB - OF)
19. Colby Lewis (Tex - SP)
20. Chris Capuano (LAD - SP)
21. Trevor Cahill (Ari - SP)
22. David Robertson (NYY - RP)
23. Zack Cozart (Cin - SS)
Draft Position: 10th
1. Jacoby Ellsbury (Bos - OF)
2. Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
3. Matt Holliday (StL - OF)
4. Carlos Santana (Cle - C,1B)
5. Eric Hosmer (KC - 1B)
6. Brandon Phillips (Cin - 2B)
7. James Shields (TB - SP)
8. Carl Crawford (Bos - OF)
9. Adam Wainwright (StL - SP)
10. Joel Hanrahan (Pit - RP)
11. Nick Markakis (Bal - OF)
12. Chris Carpenter (StL - SP)
13. Jason Motte (StL - RP)
14. Doug Fister (Det - SP)
15. Emilio Bonifacio (Mia - 3B,SS,OF)
16. Matt Joyce (TB - OF)
17. Colby Lewis (Tex - SP)
18. Ryan Roberts (Ari - 2B,3B)
19. Roy Oswalt (Phi - SP)
20. Trevor Cahill (Ari - SP)
21. Jonny Venters (Atl - RP)
22. Mike Trout (LAA - OF)
23. Shelby Miller (StL - RP)
Draft Position: 12th
1. Evan Longoria (TB - 3B)
2. Dustin Pedroia (Bos - 2B)
3. Matt Holliday (StL - OF)
4. Mike Napoli (Tex - C,1B)
5. Eric Hosmer (KC - 1B)
6. Jon Lester (Bos - SP)
7. Mariano Rivera (NYY - RP)
8. Drew Storen (Was - RP)
9. Drew Stubbs (Cin - OF)
10. Mat Latos (Cin - SP)
11. Freddie Freeman (Atl - 1B)
12. Jordan Zimmermann (Was - SP)
13. Nick Markakis (Bal - OF)
14. Erick Aybar (LAA - SS)
15. Ervin Santana (LAA - SP)
16. Jaime GarcĂ­a (StL - SP)
17. John Danks (CWS - SP)
18. Matt Joyce (TB - OF)
19. Trevor Cahill (Ari - SP)
20. Jose Tabata (Pit - OF)
21. Ryan Roberts (Ari - 2B,3B)
22. Ricky Nolasco (Mia - SP)
23. Tyler Clippard (Was - RP)

And four to go!
Just a friendly reminder to experiment in these mock drafts while given the opportunity. This season I am considering spending a pick on a non-closer relief pitcher in order to buffer my ERA and WHIP categories. There's no better place to test strategies than mock drafts.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the plug for my site (Mr. Cheatsheet). Good work here as well. Keep it up!