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!
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.
|Ramirez, Jose Baez||295.22||23||300||277|
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:
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!
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