So it’s not really the 2nd half mark in the fantasy baseball season, but it’s the All-Star Break so what else are we going to talk about? The newest The Challenge: Rivals? If this show were on E!, CT would not only have his own spinoff, but he’d be getting married to a Kardashian by now. Also, love how they seamlessly drop Real World/Road Rules from the show name, throw in people who you’re not even sure what show they were originally on and make the show better. The Real World is now just the minor leagues for The Challenge. Finally, on the last episode Mike in the water sounded like a dolphin getting f**ked by a shark. Okay, as with all of the other 2011 fantasy baseball rankings, take this list with a grain of salt. If you need a 2nd baseman, but an outfielder is above him that doesn’t mean you can’t trade the outfielder for the 2nd baseman. Also, things change in fantasy baseball.Please, blog, may I have some more?
And, yes, that’s bad as in bad not bad as in good. They don’t have Ryan Howard down in the thirties like some ESPN schmohawks. They didn’t drop Miggy out of the first round because he’s a bit of a tippler only to move him back a week later. They don’t overrate Carl Crawford, they don’t underrate Jose Reyes, they don’t drink with their pinkies out. Sure, Funston looks like Tim Curry in his profile pic and Brad Evans is wearing nurse’s scrubs, but at least they’re not telling you four starters should be drafted in the first 22 picks. When you compare my 2011 fantasy baseball rankings to theirs, you find lots of overlap. Maybe when Pianowski was hovering past my window in a hot air balloon it wasn’t just to test out his leather cap’s wind resistance as he said, but maybe he was spying on my picks. Your guess = my guess.Please, blog, may I have some more?
One recurring question regarding my 2011 fantasy baseball rankings is why do I have so and so above so and so if I say I like the second so and so better than the first so and so? Okay, so I’ve never received that exact question, because that’s massively confusing.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Finally, we come to the end of the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings. (Can we start games already?) Okay, you know that I like Travis Snider more than Delmon Young in the top 60 outfielders for 2011 fantasy baseball. You know I like Ian Desmond better than Starlin Castro as seen at the top 20 shortstops for 2011 fantasy baseball. But you don’t know how I feel about where these guys fall in the bigger picture. Is Ian Desmond above Travis Snider? Yup. So to show you where I think players fall in relation to each other in 2011 fantasy baseball drafts, I’m putting together a top 300 for 2011 fantasy baseball. This still needs to be taken with a grain of salt. If you have a shortstop already and Ian Desmond is still on the board in the 17th round, you don’t draft him if you see Travis Snider and you need an outfielder, even though Travis Snider is below Ian Desmond on this list. So I might take someone at 200 over someone at 180? Yes, every draft is different. With the top 10, there’s almost no latitude. With the top 100, there’s a decent amount of latitude. With a top 300, there’s lots of latitude. You taking someone at 185 is more or less the same as someone else taking someone at 235. So if you see someone who’s ranked at 250th, but want them at 200, then do what you do. Because of the length of the top 300, there’s no pithy comments with each name, but you kinda do need to know what I’m thinking for each name, so I advise you go over each position in the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings. The top 100 and top 300 is what I would have at my drafts, along with the Point Shares and the top 20 rankings posts. I already went over a top 100 for 2011 fantasy baseball, so I’m not going to cover them again. This top 300 will go from 101 to 300. Finally, see our list of all players with multiple position eligibility. Anyway, here’s the top 300 for 2011 fantasy baseball:
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The first run of our 2011 Point Shares for 10 and 12 MLB leagues are now available there and via the 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings menu at the top of the page. The player rate projections are a composite of Marcel projections, FanGraphs fan projections and CAIRO (created/managed by SG at the Replacement Level Yankee Weblog – can be downloaded here).Please, blog, may I have some more?
What time is it?! 8:25 AM! No, random italicized voice, it’s time for the 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. Second guess. All the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings will live in that link. The one that reads 2011 fantasy baseball rankings. It’s also at the top of the page. No, not “Home.” Between that, Fantasy Football and the Fantasy Baseball Forum link. Now we’re cooking with gas! If you’re a completist, follow us on Twitter or Facebook. I don’t go to either site longer than 2 minutes a month, but as ex-girlfriends have told me all you need is two minutes. Hmm… Maybe that’s why they’re ex. Nah, if I were a selfish lover, I wouldn’t have a mustache. Now my expositional half insists I breakdown some generalizations about these 2011 fantasy baseball rankings. The 2011 fantasy baseball rankings will be an ever-evolving mass like the blob. This fantasy baseball top 10 for 2011 list is as of right now and could potentially change with a big injury or Miguel Cabrera showing up at camp drunk, breaking a tooth on his maple bat as he tries to extract hops. So while it is the 2011 fantasy baseball gospel, take it with a tablet of salt. Tomorrow we will cover the rest of the top twenty for 2011 fantasy baseball then we will go around the horn with a top 20 list for every position. Then for pitchers and outfielders, I’ll turn the dial to 80. Listed next to each player are my 2011 projections. Did I consult with whoever else does projections? It would be ignorant not to, but in the end they are my projections. Players need 10 games at a position to get included in the positional rankings. Finally, as with each list in the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings, I will be mentioning where I see tiers start and stop. I look at tiers like this, if Miguel Cabrera and Albert Pujols are in the same tier, it doesn’t matter if one guy is ranked 1st and one guy is ranked 3rd, they’re both very close.Please, blog, may I have some more?