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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

2017 FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUES: LINDY'S TOP TEN

As we did with the Sporting News Top 12, we like to always compare our top player rankings with those of the Lindy's publication.  Lindy's has been at it for awhile and their magazine just came out the other day.  Instead of a top 12, they do a top 10 which needless to say we have some major issues with.  Now Sporting News and our publication were pretty much in lockstep with our rankings but we differ greatly from Lindy's as their top ten looks like this:

1.  Mike Trout
2.  Mookie Betts
3.  Clayton Kershaw
4.  Paul Goldschmidt
5.  Jose Altuve
6.  Nolan Arenado
7.  Bryce Harper
8.  Joey Votto
9.  Miguel Cabrera
10. Kris Bryant

Ummm ok.  Now right at the top we have no issues with Trout and Betts at the top two which we had and so did Sporting News.  Kershaw at number 3 is way too high as he is far from durable and a pitcher should never go this high in a standard 5 x 5 league given that the impact four categories and not five like a five-tool stud like Jose Altuve and Paul Goldschmidt do.  We had Altuve 3 and Goldschmidt 4 and that is a pretty first top four with Trout and Betts.  Also they went Arenado over Bryant like Sporting News did so I guess we are in the minority in having Kris Bryant above him.  Bryant steals bases that Arenado does not and he could jump to 50 home runs this season as he still has some ceiling left to his name.  We like that they included Cabrera in the top 10-12 as we did but Joey Votto?  No chance in hell.  Yes he had a huge 2016 but this is a guy who has a chronic underlying knee issue and is aging.  Maybe 13 or 14 but not top ten.  I am also hoping they have Josh Donaldson and Manny Machado at 11 and 12 because they need to go in Round 1.


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