Tuesday, March 10, 2009

ESPN's fantasy projections

It's fantasy baseball time for me, as I'll be doing 2 drafts next week. In order to get ready for it, I've just spent the last hour or so looking at ESPN.com and all of their great information. If you haven't checked it out, I highly recommend it, especially since it's now free.

Since we're talking Dodgers on this site, here's a link to the projections for all of them:

Dodgers Fantasy Projections

Here's the top 10 players along with overall ranking and ranking by position in (parenthesis).
  • Manny Ramirez, OF - 28 (10)
  • Matt Kemp, OF - 30 (11)
  • Russell Martin, C - 53 (2)
  • Rafael Furcal, SS - 71 (5)
  • Chad Billingsley, SP - 79 (15)
  • Jonathan Broxton, RP - 104 (8)
  • Andre Ethier, OF - 108 (33)
  • James Loney, 1B - 155 (20)
  • Hiroki Kuroda, SP - 178 (47)
  • Clayton Kershaw, SP - 184 (48)
No surprise with Manny being at the top, but I think Kemp being right behind might raise some eyebrows. People see his potential, which is certainly there, but I still think 11th overall is a little too high.

Lots of love being shown to Raffy, Martin, Broxton, and Billingsley. Those guys have put up the numbers already, plus they are young enough to only get better. Kershaw's the wild card because he has stuff that could carry him much higher, though he's only 21.

Overall, I think if you get anyone from the top 6 of that list, you should feel pretty good about that.

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