Struggling with Draft Tracker rankings

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avataraspero (1 posts)  3/25/2013 8:27 PM

I am either really confused by the pre-draft rankings or something is wring (maybe on my end).  I am in a standard 5x5 10 team league.  I am looking at the draft tracker's rankings based on my league settings and, out of the top 200 players, I have 18 non-closer relievers.  I understand that some of them have some value like Kenley Jansen, but this seems WAY out of whack.  I do notice that, at least according to the grid, it is only displaying games and not innings; is the program weighting (expected) innings pitched?

Just to arbitrarily pick a name, I guess I struggle with Koji Uehara being ranked at 92 ahead of Huston Street, Mariano Rivera, Joe Nathan, Mat Latos, Jon Lester, and Raffy Betancourt (and the list goes on). 

Am I missing something?  Am I using the Draft Tracker wrong?

 

Own Round Rank Value PosV Name   My Injury Team Pos g News HRV RBIV SBV RV BAV WV SVV ERAV WHIPV SOV
    10 91 -0.02 0.00 Morse, Mike   SEA OF 139   0.65 0.59 -1.13 -0.90 0.67          
    10 92 -0.02 0.00 Uehara, Koji   BOS RP 58             -1.00 -0.52 1.01 1.57 -1.18
    10 93 -0.03 0.00 Nathan, Joe   TEX RP 62             -1.41 1.66 0.34 0.52 -1.24
    10 94 -0.03 0.00 Latos, Mat   CIN SP 31             0.88 -0.65 -0.68 -0.52 0.82
    10 95 -0.03 0.00 Freeman, Freddie   ATL 1B 154   0.56 0.65 -0.99 -0.17 -0.22          
    10 96 -0.03 0.00 Phillips, Brandon   CIN 2B 147   -0.27 -0.33 0.06 0.43 -0.05          
    10 97 -0.04 0.00 Betancourt, Rafael   COL RP 62             -1.42 1.64 0.31 0.67 -1.38
    10 98 -0.04 0.00 Street, Huston   SD RP 60             -1.44 1.59 0.44 0.56 -1.33
    10 99 -0.04 0.00 Willingham, Josh   MIN DH/OF 146   1.45 0.91 -0.95 -0.07 -1.52          
    10 100 -0.04 0.00 Ortiz, David BOS DH 115   0.42 0.25 -1.14 -0.16 0.41          
Own Round Rank Value PosV Name   My Injury Team Pos g News HRV RBIV SBV RV BAV WV SVV ERAV WHIPV SOV
    11 101 -0.05 0.00 Rivera, Mariano   NYY RP 58             -1.48 1.53 0.61 0.61 -1.50
    11 102 -0.05 0.00 Janssen, Casey TOR RP 62             -1.39 1.44 0.48 0.60 -1.37
    11 103 -0.06 0.00 Halladay, Roy   PHI SP 29             0.35 -0.65 -0.87 0.34 0.52
    11 104 -0.09 0.00 Molina, Yadier   STL C 136   -0.45 0.31 -0.51 -1.15 1.36          
    11 105 -0.09 0.00 Lester, Jon   BOS SP 32             0.98 -0.65 -0.63 -1.06 0.90
    11 106 -0.09 0.00 Kipnis, Jason   CLE 2B 156   -0.64 -0.19 1.26 0.07 -0.96          
    11 107 -0.10 0.00 Johnson, Josh   TOR SP 29             0.52 -0.65 -0.18 -0.64 0.47
    11 108 -0.10 0.00 Cabrera, Asdrubal   CLE SS 154   0.02 -0.05 -0.18 0.36 -0.64          
    11 109 -0.10 0.00 Robertson, David   NYY RP 69             -0.89 -0.27 1.15 0.43 -0.91
    11 110 -0.11 0.00 Headley, Chase SD 3B 136   -0.11 -0.42 0.00 -0.22 0.23          

 


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avatarliam4 (283 posts)  3/25/2013 9:04 PM

There is a discussion in the "General Discussion" forum; see Matt Buser's response.  http://baseballmonster.com/MessageTopic.aspx?topic=18

You're using the tracker right, it's just not necessarily meant to be used to rank relief pitchers.   For me, I used the values to rank the pitchers for all those with 30+ projected saves, skipping over the middle relievers.  Though I did use the value on Kenley Jansen to justify to myself to pick him up as well, despite the lack of saves.


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avatarmbuser (772 posts)  3/25/2013 11:58 PM

Yes, check out that thread that was posted. You see the z-scores, they reflect the expected contributions in each category and that's how the ranks are calculated. And IP is always a factor in ERA/WHIP calculations. Check the Player Rankings (actuals) for last season and you'll see a similar amount of MR finished in the top 200. For display options, click "Stats" and you'll see the projected stats for players, as well, and not just z-scores.


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