Over here, the baseball offseason is often my favorite time of year as I get to dive in and research what just happened over the course of those 162 games. So with that being said, I've got all sorts of fantasy baseball research to do as we prepare for next year.
Now that it's all wrapped up, I hope you had a successful baseball season. Mine was moderately successful as I finished in the top three in all five of my leagues. But, let's hope that with a bit more research we can all be even more successful next season.
To start off the evaluation fun, I've calculated up the final WERTH point values based on the season stats to see how they compare to the average draft position of each player from last year's preseason (the ADP that I'll be using is from Mock Draft Central).
|Top 50 ADP 2010 w/ Final WERTH Value|
- Mark Reynolds (20.26 ADP, -0.21 Total Roto, -0.39 Aggregated Roto): There's no magical injury to blame here. He was over-hyped before the year began and we warned you to stay away. That warning was justified as he returned very poor value for a second round pick and only provided a bit of power with disappointing lines elsewhere.
- Jacoby Ellsbury (20.49 ADP, -6.92 TR, -1.15 AR): The injury certainly didn't help matters but don't let it fool you. He wasn't playing well even when healthy outside of getting you some stolen bases.
- Jimmy Rollins (21.41 ADP, -2.69 TR, -0.65 AR): See Jacoby Ellsbury.
- Jason Bay (28.57 ADP, -2.84 TR, -1.19 AR): It was a long season for those who invested highly in Bay. It was predicted that the move to Citi Field would hurt him and it certainly did.
- Grady Sizemore (29.02 ADP, -6.78 TR, -3.50 AR): Already talked about above.
- Zack Greinke (29.83 ADP, -0.16 TR): Not sure what happened here exactly but he pitched a whole year and didn't do a very good job across the board. Can't trust him moving forward.
- Pablo Sandoval (39.95 ADP, -1.40 TR, -2.88 AR): It's funny how we look at these names now and chuckle that they were drafted in the Top 50 but Pablo certainly was and ended up delivering value that was outside of the Top 200 players.
- Brian Roberts (42.69 ADP, -4.44 TR, -1.98 AR): See Jacoby Ellsbury.
- Adam Lind (45.40 ADP, -1.78 TR, -3.16 AR): He got a couple of HR's and a couple of RBI's but was just very mediocre and valueless overall. See Pablo Sandoval.
- Miguel Cabrera (10.19 ADP, 7.75 TR)
- Carl Crawford (16.05 ADP, 7.46 TR)
- Matt Holliday (20.98 ADP, 5.29 TR)
- Roy Halladay (25.89 ADP, 7.69 TR)
- CC Sabathia (28.74 ADP, 4.13 TR)
- Joey Votto (29.77 ADP, 7.88 TR)
- Felix Hernandez (32.34 ADP, 6.45 TR)
- Jayson Werth (35.26 ADP, 4.55 TR)
- Justin Verlander (45.68 ADP, 4.06 TR)
- Robinson Cano (47.06 ADP, 5.85 TR)