Tuesday, December 14, 2010

How will the NL East Fare in 2011?

Now that Cliff Lee has officially rejoined the Philadelphia Phillies, what does this mean for the rest of the teams in the National League East? It doesn't look good for the rest of them.  Having to face the Phillies at least 18 times with a pitching staff that now has four of the best pitchers in the majors is sure to deflate the fantasy value of any player in that division who isn't a member of the Phillies.  But then again the offense for the Phillies isn't quite the juggernaut that it has been the past few years either with the departure of Jayson Werth to the Washington Nationals, along with the diminishing values of nearly every other player on the diamond as nearly all of them are on the wrong side of 30 and/or coming off of nagging injuries.  

Overall, this division has two of the best clubs in the National League in Philadelphia and Atlanta, but also two of the worst with Florida and Washington and the masters of mediocrity with the New York Mets.  Expect deflated numbers for nearly everyone in the division on the offensive side of the diamond in 2011, as this is shaping up to be a pitcher's division.

2011 Absurdly Early Team Statistical Projections:








Team
R
HR
RBI
SB
AVG
Philadelphia Phillies
740
140
710
100
0.255
Atlanta Braves
720
145
700
60
0.255
Florida Marlins
680
140
620
100
0.245
Washington Nationals
650
130
620
115
0.25
New York Mets
650
130
600
110
0.25












pwnage Rankings: Designated Hitter

Other Rankings: 1B  2B  SS  3B  OF  C

Not a lot to see here. This position is what it is, aging and/or plodding sluggers. For fantasy purposes these players aren't really useful unless you need help in RBI or HR because most don't offer any benefit for any of the other statistics and even for those stats there are only a few that offer above average numbers in those stats.

On to the short list:

Player
Team
nT Rank
TEX
24
MIN
39
BAL
46
BOS
52
PHI
124
ANA
140
OAK
169
CLE
209
TB
255
TOR
293
BAL
383
TB
393
OAK
448
NYY
451
The requirements for being ranked are a minimum of 50 plate appearances during the 2010 season.


Note: This ranking system is a work in progress and is subject to change prior to the 2011 season draft projections. Teams and stats are  accurate as of 12/1/10. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

pwnage Rankings: Catcher

 Other Rankings: 1B  2B  SS  3B  OF  DH


Catcher is by far the worst offensive position with only six players ranking in the top 100 and two of these players weren't even starters. There is little hope in fantasy for catchers unless your team has one of the top five.  There really aren't any outliers here.


On to the n00b Tuber rankings:


Player
Team
nT Rank

Player
Team
nT Rank
SF
60

NYM
359
DET
71

COL
360
CHW
74

BAL
379
FLA
89

TOR
381
MIN
97

KC
387
TOR
98

LA
395
ATL
112

DET
399
CHC
116

CLE
403
CIN
178

CIN
407
CLE
188

WAS
411
NYY
204

TEX
413
LA
211

TEX
420
PHI
213

OAK
422
ATL
217

TEX
425
BOS
225

TEX
427
CIN
230

DET
430
TB
232

HOU
431
SD
237

ANA
433
ARI
248

ARI
435
CHW
266

TB
442
SD
278

SEA
447
OAK
279

CLE
449
STL
282

NYM
455
ANA
302

HOU
458
PIT
315

STL
460
SF
320

FLA
461
LA
323

SEA
463
WAS
328

WAS
465
KC
339

CHC
466
MIL
343

MIN
471
PIT
344

CLE
472
NYY
345

HOU
473
MIL
348

FLA
477
FLA
350

SEA
484
MIL
351

LA
485
PHI
352

TB
490
FLA
356

TEX
495
BAL
358

PIT
496
The requirements for being ranked are a minimum of 50 plate appearances during the 2010 season.

Note: This ranking system is a work in progress and is subject to change prior to the 2011 season draft projections. Teams and stats are  accurate as of 12/1/10.