There are a lot of tools out there for fantasy GMs to use to determine value of players. Among the best is Average Draft Position.
While by itself it is merely another ranking, this tool will help you determine when you should snag at the sleeper and how long you should let an overrated player fall before he becomes a value again.
Following is a list of the top 10 players at each infield position, top 30 outfielders, Top 30 starting pitchers and top 10 relievers listed by their average draft round. I’ve also put some ! where I think player value is and a ? where I think a player is being drafted questionably high:
|Second base||Third base|
My marks are merely for the major issues.
Pick a top-tier hitter instead of Peavy in the third round and take Haren in the sixth. Those are the kinds of values you can find by studying ADP numbers.
Find a good online source for average draft position — these are from the www.sportingnews.com fantasy source service — give them a lookover, use them to determine your rankings and be sure to take some with you to your draft.
What do you think? Will you be using ADP at your draft? Let us know in the comments.