Since I didn't know how to promote Eric's fanpost from Friday, I am posting something similar for all to see.
Received from Baseball HQ's weekly email: Ron Shandler hosts a roto baseball chat over at USA Today every Monday, and recently received this question: "What would your Top 5 overall picks look like for Mixed Leagues heading into 2010?"
This is intriguing, particularly for those out of the hunt who are already looking ahead to next year. But how do you answer something like this? The ranking has to be some combination of stable, high performing players, minus the overachievers, plus some rising talent. And with only 5 picks, that doesn't give us a whole bunch of wiggle room.
1. Albert Pujols-Cardinals
2. Ryan Braun-Brewers
4. Carl Crawford-Rays
I have to admit I was surprised to see Kemp 3rd. I can see maybe top 5-6 in NL only leagues, but for mixed leagues, not so sure. I guess he is factoring in more upside. Ramirez at 5 was also puzzling.
Eric opined that Shandler is placing a premium on OFers as a scarcer position going into 2010. I took a quick look at the NL outfielders, and that might be the case.
What player does not belong in your top 5 for 2010?
Matt Kemp (61 votes)
Carl Crawford (46 votes)
Ryan Braun (9 votes)
116 total votes