You see fantasy baseball players ranked before their drafts, a month into the season, at the All-Star Break and when the season is over.  But what does it really mean, and how does it change the way you view MLB talent?

2016 Fantasy Baseball Third Base Rankings

When comparing two pitching scoring systems - I gathered the following data:

League 1League 2
R - 2AB - (1)
1B - 1H - 5.6
2B - 22B - 2.9
3B - 33B - 5.7
HR - 2HR - 9.4
RBI - 2BB - 3
SB - 1SB - 1.9
BB - 1CS - (2.8)

Missing from League 1 Top 20 3B

Missing from League 2 Top 20 3B

Top 30 Third Base Ranking Change +/-5

RPV (Fantasy Points-Top 20 Avg)/Top 20 Avg

NameTeamLeague 1RPVNameTeamLeague 2
Josh DonaldsonTOR83939%Josh DonaldsonTOR1159.541%
Nolan ArenadoCOL75625%Manny MachadoBAL1073.731%
Manny MachadoBAL71117%Nolan ArenadoCOL1031.725%
Matt CarpenterSTL68814%Matt CarpenterSTL962.917%
Kris BryantCHC67712%Kris BryantCHC919.512%
Todd FrazierCIN6345%Todd FrazierCIN890.38%
Xander BogaertsBOS6121%Miguel CabreraDET874.86%
Alex RodriguezNYY6121%Kyle SeagerSEA848.53%
Kyle SeagerSEA6060%Alex RodriguezNYY846.93%
Adrian BeltreTEX582-4%Xander BogaertsBOS784.1-5%
Trevor PlouffeMIN577-5%Evan LongoriaTB771.3-6%
DJ LeMahieuCOL572-6%Mike MoustakasKC765.6-7%
Matt DuffySF568-6%Adrian BeltreTEX738.9-10%
Evan LongoriaTB566-7%DJ LeMahieuCOL735.9-11%
Mike MoustakasKC564-7%Matt DuffySF713.8-13%
Miguel CabreraDET551-9%Yunel EscobarWAS713-13%
Chase HeadleyNYY514-15%Trevor PlouffeMIN698.7-15%
Yunel EscobarWAS513-15%Marcus SemienOAK651.7-21%
Daniel MurphyNYM487-20%Daniel MurphyNYM644.6-22%
Yangervis SolarteSD484-20%Yangervis SolarteSD627.2-24%
AVG605.65AVG822.63

No matter which way you score it, Josh Donaldson was 40% better than third baseman in fantasy baesball last season.  Both leagues valued the same five guys at the top.

Fantasy Baseball 3B RPV

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