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.
I’m officially on an island all my own calling Carlos Gonzalez, David Price, Rickie Weeks, Robinson Cano and Jose Bautista overrated. On Yahoo, I think they’re all ranked too high. Guess it comes down to how much in Grey you trust. I.e. WWGD. No one’s going to sway me otherwise on these overrated guys. In the first few rounds, I want a big power guy (Fielder, Howard, Te(i)x, A-Gon), a balanced outfielder (Kemp, Holliday, Braun) or a 3rd baseman (Zimmerman, Wright, Longoria). You take your CarGo and Cano, I’ll take Fielder and Kemp and we’ll still be friends. Though, we’ll be friends who don’t see each other much and struggle to make small talk.
Yahoo seems to love moobs just about as much as everyone else. For the life of me, I still can’t figure out what people see in Billy Butler (ranked 56th overall) besides a guy who can’t resist Hometown Buffet. Morneau is really worse than him? Even in a year where doctors told Morneau he may never mosh again to Rage, he still beat Butler’s power in 300 less ABs. Everyone talks about how great Ethier was before his injury. Are we forgetting Morneau was headed for an MVP type year before that jobber, John McDonald, dropped the big knee off the top rope? I love Morneau in the 6th round so much, I’d take him in the third round if I fail to get a 1st baseman with one of my first two picks.
Buster Posey is ranked 39th overall. That’s nice in the same way your cousin has to wear a helmet when he’s eating otherwise he’ll bang his head on the dining room table is nice. I imagine Matt Wieters was ranked similarly high last year. It’s not to say Posey and Wieters are the same player, but, well, they can be. I punt catchers and, even if I didn’t, I’m not going near Posey that early. I bet the ‘perts over at Yahoo would probably tell you Posey’s projections are near 85/20/90/.300. I’m sorry, but that’s not 39th overall numbers even if he had catcher and shortstop eligibility and he was getting saves. For what it’s Wuertz, Rudy thinks my ranking of Posey at 95th overall is just as bonkers. Rudy also drafted Mauer last year, ask him how well that did.