We’ve now passed what would have been Opening Day, a somber event here at Razzball Commenter League HQ.  On what would have been Opening Day Grimey decided we should draft, so we started our 76th league and got it filled for a late night draft.  We’ve moved several unfilled RCLs out into April, so check out the sheet below and find a date that works with your new quarantine schedule. After April, we can start another league or two during the month of May if it comes to that.  That decision will be based on demand. I’m not sure how I’m going to manage all these teams once the season starts, but it’s all I can do right now is draft away. In the meantime, we have plenty of RCL ADP data to dig through. Today I thought it would be fun to look at some of the biggest differences in high/low overall pick numbers.  We’ll be able to see some of the more outrageous picks and maybe some outrageous deals people got. Let’s dive in!

DRAFT TRENDS

This week we’re going to look at some of the largest gaps in HI vs. LO pick.  These values can always be found in the RCL ADP SPREADSHEET that I maintain for all of your viewing pleasure.  I usually have that up when I’m drafting so I can reference ADP, but it’s also fun to know when someone hits a new high or low pick while you’re drafting.  For example, my draft the other day had everyone devaluing catchers and we set a new low mark for J.T. Realmuto and Gary Sanchez. I’ve seen plenty of anonymous animals with that spreadsheet open so I think others are getting good use out of it too.  You can also just copy out the data to your own Excel sheet and use it in your own War Room if that tickles your fancy. Enjoy and deity of choice speed.

THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF RCL DRAFTS

Most of these large differences seem to be mistakes, but I still think it’s fun to look at.  

PLAYER ADP HI LO DIFF
Lugo, Seth 263.71 22 300 278
Ramirez, Jose Baez 295.22 23 300 277
Sale, Chris 195.60 25 300 275
Sheffield, Justus 289.36 27 300 273
Syndergaard, Noah 91.79 46 300 254
Severino, Luis 285.88 69 300 231
Stripling, Ross 286.33 76 300 224
Laurencio, Luis 296.14 76 300 224
McCutchen, Andrew 228.47 93 291 198
Carlson, Dylan 243.76 113 300 187
Murphy, Daniel 264.40 125 300 175
Goodrum, Niko 292.43 125 300 175
Mancini, Trey 155.48 91 263 172
Puig, Yasiel 190.48 128 300 172
Grisham, Trent 272.72 130 300 170
James, Josh 214.78 132 300 168
Berti, Jon 243.57 132 300 168
Marquez, German 177.48 107 267 160
Stroman, Marcus 173.55 107 264 157
Foltynewicz, Mike 193.07 118 275 157
Adell, Jo 216.84 143 300 157
Urquidy, Jose 210.34 130 286 156
Anderson, Brian 225.84 128 284 156
Puk, A.J. 229.55 148 300 152
Arraez, Luis 247.33 148 300 152
Eaton, Adam 207.55 150 300 150
Keller, Mitch 224.19 150 300 150
Polanco, Jorge 145.12 37 186 149
Smith, Mallex 182.31 84 233 149
Manaea, Sean 184.48 126 275 149
Bundy, Dylan 226.64 153 300 147
Voit, Luke 184.03 87 233 146
Judge, Aaron 73.91 29 174 145

I was in RCL #57 where we had someone that set their pre-draft rankings, but maybe set them backwards?  I’m not sure, but Ketel Marte was a first round pick, followed by Seth Lugo and Justus Sheffield. I’m guessing Jose Baez Ramirez was an accident looking for Jose Ramirez as Laurencio, Luis looking for Ramon Laureano.  Gotta be careful with those fat fingers folks! Sale, Syndergaard and Severino make sense here but someone was pretty excited to draft Andrew McCutchen at 93 overall. There is a league where Jo Adell was not drafted and is still on the free agent wire.  That just seems wrong! Jorge Polanco at 37th overall, who knew that Jorge’s mom played in the RCLs!? Looking at great deals, how about Aaron Judge at 174 overall? Wow! I suppose if we want to filter out the mistake picks, we’d be better off looking at the difference between ADP and the lowest pick, let’s take a quick peak there:

PLAYER ADP HI LO DIFF
Syndergaard, Noah 91.79 46 300 208.21
Puig, Yasiel 190.48 128 300 109.52
Minor, Mike 174.33 148 283 108.67
Mancini, Trey 155.48 91 263 107.52
Sale, Chris 195.6 25 300 104.4
Tanaka, Masahiro 197.03 156 300 102.97
Judge, Aaron 73.91 29 174 100.09
Eaton, Adam 207.55 150 300 92.45
Manaea, Sean 184.48 126 275 90.52
Stroman, Marcus 173.55 107 264 90.45
Marquez, German 177.48 107 267 89.52
James, Josh 214.78 132 300 85.22
Andrus, Elvis 169.84 115 254 84.16
Aquino, Aristides 216.31 156 300 83.69
Adell, Jo 216.84 143 300 83.16
Foltynewicz, Mike 193.07 118 275 81.93
Keuchel, Dallas 218.43 186 300 81.57
Paxton, James 135.81 88 216 80.19
Ray, Robbie 141.9 111 218 76.1
Keller, Mitch 224.19 150 300 75.81

Aaron Judge is still the standout here, but someone got a pretty great deal on Mike Minor there.  The same goes for deals on Elvis Andrus and Mike Foltynewicz. James Paxton could pay off HUGE at pick 216 as well.  Now, go join a league and see what kind of deals you can snag!

TO JOIN A LEAGUE

Click the LINK in the ‘League Link’ column (see below grid) for the time you want and YOU’RE IN.  Damn, that’s too easy. Oh, I guess I should also mention make sure you’re joining a league for free or for money, depending on your preference.  If you want a league for money, then 1) Click the link. 2) Pay the money. That’s it! No pesky third requirement! Again, Fantrax and Razzball take no money.  You can join as many free or paid leagues as you like. To quit a league, go to OTHER –> All Options –> Quit League (located at the bottom). Now go join some leagues!

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  1. Wake Up says:
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    Truss!

    Hey everybody stop eating for a couple hours and draft a team.

    As a special treat, after you take S Howard in the last round, go ahead and treat yourself to a shower!

    • Grey

      Grey says:
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      Haha

    • MattTruss

      MattTruss says:
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      WAKE! Haha!

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