Mar 25, 2012; Salt River Pima-Maricopa, AZ, USA; Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto (19) grounds out during the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE
For those of you who are still drafting (I still have 2 more to participate in).
Fake Teams fantasy baseball writer Kevin Boger has done a great job with the Head to Head Points league rankings, and this week he published his Top 300 H2H Points League Rankings. Here are links to his Top 20, Top 100, and Top 300 H2H Points League Rankings:
In case you missed his H2H Points League Position Rankings articles, here are links to all of his position rankings:
Points League Rankings
Kevin also wrote some H2H Point league draft strategy articles over the last week and here are links to them.
Notes on the rankings:
Strikeouts/injuries - Points league rankings have an increased focus on strikeouts, as each one costs a hitter anywhere from -.5 to -1 points, and on injuries and plate appearances. Essentially, the more a hitter strikes out, the more likely he is to rank lower in a points league and a player that misses weeks at a time or in constantly in and out of the lineup is not very valuable as each week in a points league is its own mini-season. Therefore, when a player like Nelson Cruz is out of your lineup for the entire month of June, your chances of winning those weeks takes a big hit.
OBP - Also, while a lot of roto leagues have made the switch from AVG to OBP or turned to a 6x6 to incorporate the stat, it isn’t always the case in standard scoring. In a points league, a BB is just as good as a single, making hitters with a keen eye at the plate even more valuable than they might be in a traditional 5x5 roto league.