Midseason rankings reactions 

July, 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.

Regardless, my awesome colleague Tristan Cockcroft produces rankings every week and on occasion we discuss them on the daily Fantasy Focus 06010 podcast. Well, often it’s me asking "what were you thinking!" on this player or that one, but I acknowledge the job of ranking players that often is a challenge, especially when these guys play every day. Things, important things, literally change a few hours after posting. Tristan does a terrific job and he’s done so again here with the midseason rankings but, alas, there are a few things I would do differently if redrafting today.

Players I’d rank a bit better