2015 MLB 12 Team Hitter Rankings & Auction Values (ESPN Roster, 6X6 OPS)

Projections Mixed League (ESPN Roster) Mixed League (Y! Roster) AL/NL (2C)
Steamer: Hit Pitch
Grey Hit + Pitch
10 | 12 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 5×5 OBP | 6×6 OBP
6×6 OPS | 6×6 QS | 6×6 Holds | 7×7 QS+H
10 | 12 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 5×5 OBP | 6×6 OBP
6×6 OPS | 6×6 QS | 6×6 Holds | 7×7 QS+H
AL: 10 | 12
NL: 10 | 12

Click headers to sort.  Use text boxes to filter results and < or > to filter data (e.g., <30).  View multiple names/data with | (e.g., Ruth|Aaron).  See more in footnotes.

# Name Team Pos MVPos $ $/G PS PA $R $HR $RBI $SB $AVG $OPS


$ Methodology/FAQs/Definitions:  The foundation behind these player values is our Point Share methodology.  WTF is a Point Share you ask?  It represents the estimated difference in an average team’s points if they were to substitute a given player for the average drafted player at his position (same in concept as Alex Patton’s Standings Gain Points).  So if a player has a 1.0 for Runs, he would, on average, increase a team’s standing points in Runs by 1 point.  Thus, a completely average player is worth zero Point Shares.  These Point Shares are converted to dollars at the total player level as well as for each category.  The sum of a player’s category $ plus $1 (for replacement level) equals their total auction $ value.  Converting Point Shares into $ is covered in the FAQs that I had put together as part of the Historical Player Rater.

Filtering Results:  You can filter multiple fields at the same time.  The text fields below the column headers enable several methods for filtering the data.  Here are some examples:

Function Symbol Example Explanation
ANY MATCH ‘B’ in Pos Typing B in Pos will filter to any player with 1B, 2B, or 3B eligibility.  Type in more details to filter further – e.g., “1B’, “1B, 3B”, etc.
OR | Ruth|Aaron in ‘Name’ All players with Ruth or Aaron in their name
NOT ! !FM in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in both the Hall of Fame and the Hall of Merit
NOR ! | !F|M in ‘Halls’ All players who are not in the Hall of Fame NOR the Hall of Merit.  Just use the ! once.
GREATER THAN > >30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than 30
LESS THAN < <30 in $ All players whose $ is less than 30
GREATER THAN OR EQUAL TO >= >=30 in $ All players whose $ is greater than or equal to 30
LESS THAN OR EQUAL TO <= <=30 in $ All players whose $ is less than or equal to 30

Roster:  For ‘ESPN Roster’, this is C/1B/2B/SS/3B/5 OF/CI/MI/UTIL/9P.  For ‘Yahoo Roster’, this is C/1B/2B/SS/3B/3 OF/2 UTIL/2 SP/2 RP/4 P.  For AL/NL-only leagues, this is 2C/1B/2B/SS/3B/5 OF/CI/MI/UTIL/9P.

Pos / MVPos:  ‘Pos’ includes every position the player is eligible.  ‘MVPos’ is the position that was used for their Point Share rankings and is the position where the player is judged most valuable. The order of most valuable to least valuable for positions is: C, SS, 2B, 3B, OF, 1B, DH.  Note that the position eligibility rules for ESPN and AL/NL only formats is 20 games previous season / 10 games current season while Yahoo format is 10 games previous season / 5 games current season.

Steamer Projections – Created in 2008 and maintained and operated by Jared Cross, Dash Davidson, and Peter Rosenbloom. One of the top (if not the top) performing projection systems based on our 2012 baseball projections test. Playing time estimates as well as Saves, Holds, and Quality Starts are provided by Rudy Gamble of Razzball.

Grey Projections – Grey has produced fantasy baseball projections @ Razzball for several years as part of his yearly preseason rankings. His projections have performed admirably against more mathy solutions – particularly given that his projections are release pre-March when playing time estimates are more hazy.

Hitter/Pitcher Split In Auction Values  – Pre-season $ values are based on a 67/33 hitting/pitching split to better mirror draft behavior (vs. a 59/41 mix for a league with 13 hitters and 9 pitchers).   The 2013 Razzball Commenter Leagues had a median hit/pitch split of 66.5/34.5.  (The $ for In-season and Rest of Season projections mirror the proportion of hitters and pitchers in the league – so 59/41 in the standard ESPN format)

Position Eligibility – 20 Games in last season for ESPN and ‘2 Catcher’ formats.   5 Games for Yahoo.

ESPN Roster Format - C/1B/2B/SS/3B/CI/MI/5 OF/UTIL/9 P.

Yahoo! Roster Format – C/1B/2B/SS/3B/3 OF/2 UTIL/2 SP/2 RP/4 P.

  1. goodfold2 says:

    i.suzuki now backup at MIA. d.young bad side of platoon, but doesn’t have any projections as well. EYJ/Tabata don’t, but they are either rosterless or in minors, so not easy to project. But then there’s these: Lough/Grossman/J.Jones/Viciedo who are in minors but do have projections. Trying to go into bidding period in 30 man dynasty, trying to rank a bunch of low end guys, mostly post 100 OF types. I have small budget and probably won’t get Aoki/Dom Brown types, but will probably cheaply grab some of these backup/free agent/minors/lefty side platoon guys for cheap.

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