Rotographs Positional Rankings

We got five esteemed rankers to put together their positional rankings for the upcoming 2015 season including Jeff Zimmerman, Dan Schwartz, Zach Sanders, Mike Podhorzer, and myself (click a ranker’s name to reach them on Twitter). You can download the spreadsheet here. Stay tuned for updates. The last update will always be noted at the bottom of this post.

At the backend, I cut off the lists where it started to be just one person ranking a guy so we ended up with:

  • 200 SP
  • 90 RP
  • 60 C
  • 60 1B/UT
  • 40 2B
  • 45 SS
  • 50 3B
  • 150 OF

Here is the top 10 at each position for a little taste:

RK SP RP C 1B
1 Clayton Kershaw Aroldis Chapman Buster Posey Miguel Cabrera
2 Felix Hernandez Craig Kimbrel Jonathan Lucroy Paul Goldschmidt
3 Chris Sale Greg Holland Evan Gattis Jose Abreu
4 Max Scherzer Kenley Jansen Devin Mesoraco Edwin Encarnacion
5 Stephen Strasburg Mark Melancon Yan Gomes Anthony Rizzo
6 Corey Kluber Dellin Betances Brian McCann Freddie Freeman
7 David Price Cody Allen Salvador Perez Adrian Gonzalez
8 Madison Bumgarner David Robertson Yadier Molina Albert Pujols
9 Zack Greinke Trevor Rosenthal Travis d’Arnaud Prince Fielder
10 Yu Darvish Steve Cishek Russell Martin David Ortiz
RK 2B SS 3B OF
1 Jose Altuve Troy Tulowitzki Josh Donaldson Mike Trout
2 Robinson Cano Ian Desmond Anthony Rendon Andrew McCutchen
3 Ian Kinsler Hanley Ramirez Adrian Beltre Giancarlo Stanton
4 Dee Gordon Jose Reyes Evan Longoria Carlos Gomez
5 Brian Dozier Starlin Castro Kyle Seager Jose Bautista
6 Jason Kipnis Alexei Ramirez Nolan Arenado Adam Jones
7 Dustin Pedroia Elvis Andrus Todd Frazier Yasiel Puig
8 Daniel Murphy Ben Zobrist Pablo Sandoval Jacoby Ellsbury
9 Neil Walker Jimmy Rollins Chris Davis Michael Brantley
10 Kolten Wong Alcides Escobar Carlos Santana Ryan Braun

The top 300 is now included in this spreadsheet. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please put them below.

Rankings based on 5×5 roto, 12 teams, single-catcher with Middle Infield and Corner Infield spots, 14 hitters and 9 pitchers. Each ranker had their own mix of projections and intuition. 

Last Update: 2/17/15



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Paul is the Editor of Rotographs and contributes to ESPN's Daily Notes. He is the purveyor of the SP Guide (on hiatus for '17). Follow Paul on Twitter @sporer, on Snapchat at psporer, and on Twitch at psporer24.

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Yancy Eaton
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Downloadable spreadsheets are my drug.