Hot off the presses, and in advance of this week's keeper deadline in most public leagues, we have a set of rankings to help guide you through your more difficult final keeper decisions. These rankings are derived primarily from publicly available forecasts, as well as the PECOTA forecast, available exclusively to Baseball Prospectus subscribers. Subscribers may also want to look at the SS/SIM rankings in particular, which offer a quantitative counter to this more qualitative document.
The rankings created are for use in standard keeper leagues, which in Scoresheet are continuing 10 team single-league formats with up to two league crossovers. There are many varieties of Scoresheet league, so of course use your own judgment when you use the rankings for your own team. Also, this should probably go without saying, but these rankings are a guide, not a mandate. There are some qualitative assumptions baked into the order, so if you disagree with the rankings, of course we would recommend going with your own thoughts and preferences when setting your keeper list.
Lastly, these rankings will supersede previous rankings posted on our site. We incorporated your feedback and thoughts, as well as the latest PECOTA rankings and some depth chart clarifications, and made a few small changes to the rankings accordingly. We still like Salvador Perez more than you, though. Sorry about that.
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