Note: This piece was originally published on February 9th.
While those of you in standard fantasy leagues are blissfully waiting for pitchers and catchers to report, for many of us on the Scoresheet side, yesterday was the culmination of an offseason of decision-making. Sunday was the standard keeper deadline, and to prepare, BP's Scoresheet team put together a complete ranking list for you to make your decisions, or to get a second opinion for keepers or trade possibilities. Consider this a beta release, as we will continue to prepare our official rankings to coincide with Scoresheet's fantasy position weeks. Until then, do you have a question? We'll take last minute questions right here in the comments section, in email at email@example.com, or @TTOScoresheet on Twitter. We're here to help, so let us know what your deadline is! For those of you with later keeper deadlines, we'll continue to discuss rankings both here and on the podcast all month long.
You can view the rankings in the Google Spreadsheet embedded below or by following this link.
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Check out Tanaka's PECOTA projection on this site, and compare that to Archie Bradley's and Taijuan Walker's. I feel as though there'd be a lot of wishcasting on the part of the person taking the prospect for rapid improvement. The attrition rate of even the best pitching prospects is immense, and the Scoresheet replacement level is fairly high. Granted, if you think there's a reason Tanaka won't hit his PECOTA, you may have a reasonable difference of opinion.
You mention that it is a small penalty to have a non 1st baseman play 1st base. What about the other positions?
I have, under dire need, reversed the infielders, i.e have a s.s. play 2nd base and visa versa. What about placing a middle infielder in the outfield?
thank you, harry