Point Shares – The methodology behind our Fantasy Baseball Player Rater is known as Point Shares. These Point Shares are our 2009 fantasy baseball projections using Chone. The estimated difference in a team’s points if they were to substitute a given player for the average player at his position. Two players can be compared against each other – e.g., substituting Cliff Lee for Zack Greinke would mean an average of 6.64 points (6.40 for Cliff Lee, -0.24 for Greinke).
CHONE – CHONE is a stat projection system created and maintained by Sean Smith who also writes his own Angels blog called Anaheim Angels all the way. The 2009 CHONE projections can be downloaded here. Please note that CHONE does not project saves – we guesstimated saves based on projected opportunity as of January 10th. In addition, Since CHONE projects more 300+ AB+ players than realistically possible, we excluded any player not expected to reach that level using Marcel AB projections and team depth charts.
ALL POS – All eligible positions for 2009. Based generally on 20 game eligibility.
RATED POS – This is the position that was used for their Point Share rankings. This is the position where the player is judged most valuable. The order of most valuable to least valuable for positions is: C, 2B, SS, OF, 3B, 1B, DH.
’08 Rank / ’08 PS – 2008 final season Point Share ranking and total. Limited to players with 300+ AB and pitchers with 100+ IP or significant relief role.