Notable changes include:
- I again adjusted the $$ allocation between pitchers and hitters. Even after recently changing to a 67/33 formula, most pitchers weren't high enough on my overall board. I'm now using a 66/34 split and am reasonably confident i will be sticking with this. Even with all of these adjustments, the changes are very small, however they are significant enough to help me feel better about my top 300.
- Deep dive into a subset of players where my rankings were glaringly off from ADP rankings. If you've read my book, I talk about Relative Draft Value, a metric I use to compare my rankings against others and then look for the greatest variances. I went through this exercise and then re-evaluated my rankings on a number of players, simply to ensure I wasn't missing something. In some instances i adjusted my projections while others stayed the same. Some notable dramatic changes for the better were: Kyle Schwarber (I've written about him plenty already), Travis d'Arnaud, Marcus Stroman, Corey Seager and Raisel Iglesias. Others that I was a bit too optimistic on and have pulled back on include: Melky Cabrera, Evan Gattis, DJ LeMahieu, Matt Holliday and Albert Pujols. There were a number of other changes, however these included some of the more dramatic adjustments.
As spring training commences and player news breaks, I will continue to update these rankings. Going forward though, most changes will be mostly minimal and will usually be accompanied by blog posts.