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Midseason rankings reactions

7/14/2014

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all redraft our fantasy baseball teams today, knowing what we know now? Perhaps the first-place teams would stick with what they've got, but then again, some of those ladies and gents might have used a first-round pick on Baltimore Orioles disappointment Chris Davis or a second-rounder on injured Texas Rangers first baseman Prince Fielder. It’s more likely that some last-place teams chose them. Plus, you bet Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve, previously known for his stature over performance, would be held in far higher esteem today than the ninth round, and he wouldn't be alone among top-10 Player Rater surprises.