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RhodyYanksFan
03-29-12, 08:09 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7687515/mlb-ranking-top-500-major-league-baseball-players-2012-nos-401-500


To compile a top-500 ranking, 34 ESPN experts started with a list of the top 600 players projected to play in the majors in 2012. Using a 0-to-10 scale, they evaluated only the quality of each player for the 2012 season. Players who are expected to miss 2012 with an injury, like Victor Martinez, were not included. But Arodys Vizcaino (No. 376) was included because he was injured after the voting. Ages are listed as of July 1, 2012.

Panelists were polled over the final two weeks of February. Dan Szymborski's ZiPS system, which projects 2012 performance, was used to break ties to the fourth decimal point.

So far they've released 500-100.
Lowest rated Yankee: Raul Ibanez at 463. Jeter is highest at 115.

Shockingly according to ESPN and their experts Crawford and Buchholz are slotted above him so they think those guys will have big bounce back years. Shocking.

teknetic
03-30-12, 11:36 AM
Who's the moron that thought it'd be a good idea to include random twitter responses within the list?

BRNXBMRS
03-30-12, 11:47 AM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7687515/mlb-ranking-top-500-major-league-baseball-players-2012-nos-401-500



So far they've released 500-100.
Lowest rated Yankee: Raul Ibanez at 463. Jeter is highest at 115.

Shockingly according to ESPN and their experts Crawford and Buchholz are slotted above him so they think those guys will have big bounce back years. Shocking.

Is ESPN also putting Lackey in the top 100 even though he wont throw a pitch in 2012?

MoVaughnEatsAlot
03-30-12, 02:37 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7687515/mlb-ranking-top-500-major-league-baseball-players-2012-nos-401-500



So far they've released 500-100.
Lowest rated Yankee: Raul Ibanez at 463. Jeter is highest at 115.

Shockingly according to ESPN and their experts Crawford and Buchholz are slotted above him so they think those guys will have big bounce back years. Shocking.

I can certainly see Buchholz having a better year than Jeter, Crawford, probably not.

Axon
03-30-12, 03:55 PM
Shockingly according to ESPN and their experts Crawford and Buchholz are slotted above him so they think those guys will have big bounce back years. Shocking.

I mean, if Bucholz does anything near what he had been doing, he is a better player than Jeet at this stage. You're talking a guy in his prime vs. a guy in the twilight of his career.

Crawford I'm not sold on. It wasn't just his bat. He seems to have lost that extra step that made him a threat.