Rotographs Ranking March Update – First Base

We started our positional rankings updates yesterday with outfield and today we’re hitting the mound.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league.  If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable. If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings

First Base – March Update
PLAYER Jeff Zach Dan Mike Brad Paul S Paul K Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Paul Goldschmidt 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1.0 1.0 0
2 Anthony Rizzo 2 3 2 2 3 3 2 2 2.4 2.4 1
3 Miguel Cabrera 3 9 3 3 2 2 3 3 3.6 2.8 7
4 Jose Abreu 4 2 5 6 6 4 4 5 4.4 4.6 4
5 Edwin Encarnacion 5 5 4 5 4 6 5 4 4.9 4.8 2
6 Joey Votto 6 6 6 7 7 5 6 7 6.1 6.2 2
7 Chris Davis 12 4 7 4 5 8 9 6 7.0 6.6 8
8 Prince Fielder 7 12 8 8 14 7 8 8 9.1 8.6 7
9 David Ortiz 9 11 9 11 10 9 10 13 9.9 9.8 2
10 Freddie Freeman 10 10 12 13 9 13 7 9 10.6 10.8 6
11 Eric Hosmer 11 8 10 12 12 11 12 10 10.9 11.2 4
12 Adrian Gonzalez 13 14 11 10 13 10 11 12 11.7 11.6 4
13 Buster Posey 19 7 14 9 8 12 16 14 12.1 11.8 12
14 Albert Pujols 8 18 13 15 20 14 13 11 14.4 14.6 12
15 Brandon Belt 20 16 15 16 11 16 14 15 15.4 15.4 9
16 Kendrys Morales 15 15 16 14 17 17 22 18 16.6 16.0 8
17 Carlos Santana 21 20 17 23 15 15 20 16 18.7 18.6 8
18 Lucas Duda 26 17 18 17 16 24 18 17 19.4 18.8 10
19 Mark Trumbo 14 13 20 24 35 20 19 19 20.7 19.4 22
20 Victor Martinez 17 29 19 25 25 21 15 23 21.6 21.4 14
21 Daniel Murphy 16 19 23 18 24 36 23 30 22.7 21.4 20
22 Mark Teixeira 23 36 21 33 19 19 17 22 24.0 23.0 19
23 Wil Myers 18 37 22 19 38 18 21 25 24.7 23.4 20
24 Justin Turner 25 35 28 22 27 30 25 35 27.4 27.0 13
25 Adam Lind 28 28 29 34 22 26 28 21 27.9 27.8 12
26 Mitch Moreland 29 26 25 26 37 28 26 28 28.1 27.0 12
27 Byung-ho Park 32 25 27 31 31 25 32 20 29.0 29.2 7
28 Stephen Piscotty 40 30 24 21 21 34 35 26 29.3 28.8 19
29 Brian McCann 31 27 30 35 18 37 30 27 29.7 30.6 19
30 Chris Carter 24 24 36 28 30 40 27 24 29.9 29.0 16
31 Ryan Zimmerman 36 42 31 20 26 23 34 29 30.3 30.0 22
32 Trevor Plouffe 27 22 32 29 43 31 29 31 30.4 29.6 21
33 Justin Bour 35 23 26 39 36 22 33 39 30.6 30.6 17
34 Joe Mauer 33 31 42 27 43 35 31 36 34.6 34.4 16
35 Logan Forsythe 34 34 33 30 34 42 39 40 35.1 34.8 12
36 C.J. Cron 30 32 40 32 33 50 36 34 36.1 34.6 20
37 Stephen Vogt 47 40 37 36 23 29 43 51 36.4 37.0 24
38 Matt Adams 22 62 41 38 29 39 24 51 36.4 34.2 40
39 Mark Canha 39 21 39 51 43 44 40 44 39.6 41.0 30
40 Mike Napoli 42 47 38 43 32 33 45 38 40.0 40.2 15
41 Pedro Alvarez 41 54 44 40 41 27 38 45 40.7 40.8 27
42 Brandon Moss 50 43 35 49 28 38 49 33 41.7 42.8 22
43 Yonder Alonso 43 38 46 41 43 43 44 51 42.6 42.8 8
44 Adam LaRoche 37 45 43 57 43 46 37 51 44.0 42.8 20
45 Yangervis Solarte 51 33 49 37 43 41 55 37 44.1 44.2 22
46 Luis Valbuena 38 41 45 42 43 59 41 46 44.1 42.4 21
47 Ben Paulsen 55 44 50 45 43 32 52 41 45.9 46.8 23
48 Ryan Howard 44 49 47 46 42 47 47 47 46.0 46.2 7
49 Chris Colabello 54 46 34 53 43 48 50 32 46.9 48.0 20
50 Logan Morrison 49 60 51 44 40 45 54 43 49.0 48.6 20



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I’m curious if the people higher on Solarte than others are ranking him “high” because you think he’ll outperform players lower on your lists, or because he has eligibility at positions other than 1b. Same question for Vogt and Forsythe.