Thursday, November 10, 2011

Automatic Free Agents in 2013

If these players are selected for the final set of 2012 keepers their contracts will automatically expire at the end of the 2012 season. The list will be revised when keepers are cut down.

Hanley Ramirez
Adrian Gonzalez
Roy Halladay
Felix Hernandez

Robinson Cano 
Prince Fielder
Matt Holliday
Ubaldo Jimenez
Shin-Soo Choo
*Tim Lincecum
*Troy Tulowitzki
*John Lester
*Nelson Cruz
*Andre Ethier
*Hunter Pence
*Clayton Kershaw
*Dustin Pedroia
*Matt Kemp
*Joey Votto
*Justin Upton
*Jacoby Ellsbury
*Brian Wilson
*Joakim Soria
*Tommy Hanson
*Jered Weaver

*Max Scherzer
*Andrew McCutchen
*Kendry Morales
*Carlos Santana
*Clay Buchholz
*Neftali Feliz

Players listed in red are automatic free agents at the end of the 2012 season
*player who is eligible for a franchise tag

Notable Free Agents for 2012 Draft

These players’ contracts either expired at the end of the 2011 season or they were not franchised.

Albert Pujols
Joe Mauer
Zach Grienke
Josh Johnson
Brian McCann
Carlos Quentin
Cliff Lee
David Price
Jay Bruce
Evan Longoria
Josh Hamilton
Kevin Youkillis
either Justin Upton or Jacoby Ellsbury (Mike will pick between)
either Nelson Cruz or Andre Ethier (Pat will pick between)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Keeper Strength Rankings

This chart shows the teams who have established the best set of keepers. Granted, it might be slightly skewed depending on which players I chose off every team but it is impossible to know who everyone is going to pick with all of their keepers. So I chose the player I think were the best on everyone’s team.

I made these rankings and grades by first looking at current ADP reports for a few different websites. I combined the three website rankings to place an ADP number on each player. I then chose the highest ADP values for four players on each team. I combined the ADP values for the top four players on each team and that is how I ranked the “Talent”.

Example: Pujols (ADP-1), Voto (ADP-4), Halladay (ADP-21), Bautista (ADP-40) = Overall ADP 17

The “Value” is ranked and graded by looking at the ADP number for each player. I then placed a number on each player for which draft pick they are currently being kept with.

Example: Youk is the 148th overall pick in our draft, but his ADP is 27. The difference is 121. The combined total numbers for every player is used to establish each team’s keeper “Value”.

The “Overall Grade” takes into account both “Talent” and “Value”. This is personal opinion, but I place a much higher rating on the talent portion than the value portion. So what I did was triple the talent grade and combine it with the value grade. The outcome would be the final GPA.

Example: Duke received a B+ for talent and a C- for value. (B+)+(B+)+(B+)+(C-) = B (GPA-2.90)

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Rego and Boz Should Expect:

I was trying to think of the best way to introduce Rego and Boz to the members of the league. Then I figured, instead of formal intro’s like; “I appletinis and long walks on the beach”… that the best thing would be to write up summaries that pretty much give you the gist of what everyone is about in this league. So who are the members of this league?
-          Joe will draft a closer in the 3rd round; he will have 4 closers before the 10th round. He will also draft Juan Pierre. After five years or mediocrity you think he would learn his lesson!
-          Dave will threaten to quit the league at least two times a year.  He will also use David III as his excuse for his failure in the league.
-          Steve H will still hold his #1 waiver spot for no apparent reason. He will squander in the middle of the pack because his team will bore him and the rest of the league to death. He also looks like THIS when he gets close to Brian Rose.
-          Duke will draft Josh Beckett in the 3rd round and will hold a minimum of 6 Red Sox players on his team. I bet he will draft Kalish in the 10th round. You heard it here first!
-          Steve D will weep when he gives up the championship trophy. He will also talk about how he has the best SS, Catcher and pitcher in baseball but inside he realizes his team is getting worse and worse every year.
-          Seth will make only two posts this year. In both posts he will try to justify a lopsided trade he made with his minor league team (Mike). Somehow he will get lucky enough to make the playoffs and win the league and all of us will be left scratching our heads.
-          Mike will be the easiest person to trade with…call me a dictator… Make at least 5 dumb trades. Will refer to Brandon Morrow as the next Nolan Ryan. And lastly he will try to rip the league apart just for pleasure. His political suggestions are about as bad as Jimmy Carter’s. Sorry for talking politics but I love politikin!
-          Brian will say he has had the best team last year because he finished 1st in the regular season, but fail to mention he finished 3rd (by far his best finish ever). He will also send everyone an email that says he is looking to make a trade and that all of his players are available. But he will also ask you to make an offer. When you make the offer he will call you stupid then ask for a first and second picksround in return.
-          Pat will make a reference to Brian’s bald head a minimum of 108 times. He will argue that Hanley will win him his championship. The past two years show that Hanley has only placed beer goggles on Pat. Sorry dude, but Hanley has made your team look like Adriana Lima when in actuality it looks more like Rosie O'donell.
-          Jeremy Yup, I guess I have to tell you about myself… The league thinks I look like THIS. In my eyes I look more like THIS.

Please feel free to add to this list!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Career Stats - Victories

Career Stats - K/9

Career Stats - K/BB

Career Stats - WHIP

Career Stats - ERA

Career Stats - K's

Career Stats - Saves

Career Stats - Wins (pitchers)

Career Stats - SLG