Elias Rankings Update

After the season the Elias Sports Bureau will take all players over the 2009-10 period, divide them into five groups for each league, and rank them based on various statistics.  Then each player will be labeled a Type A, B, or none.  Those designations and the possible accompanying arbitration offers determine draft pick compensation (click here for a refresher).

Eddie Bajek has reverse-engineered the Elias rankings, and he's providing that information exclusively at MLB Trade Rumors.  Here's a look at how the players rank for the period beginning with the 2009 season running through July 6th, 2010.  The Google spreadsheet below has separate tabs for each position group.  The players have about three more months to change these rankings.  You can also go directly to the Google spreadsheet here and download the rankings in Excel here.


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5 years 1 month ago

Elias’ criteria is so ridiculous. How can Jose Bautista not even be a type B?

Nicolas_C
5 years 1 month ago

because the criteria isn’t based on one season alone…and this is Bautista’s only really good year

magnushanso
5 years 1 month ago

It is ridiculous, Jose Bautista notwithstanding.

How about incorporating defense, not looking at Batting Average, Saves, Wins, etc…?

ELIAS rankings are absurdly stupid.

magnushanso
5 years 1 month ago

It is ridiculous, Jose Bautista notwithstanding.

How about incorporating defense, not looking at Batting Average, Saves, Wins, etc…?

ELIAS rankings are absurdly stupid.

5 years 1 month ago

And how is Justin Morneau not a type A?

NYM866910
5 years 1 month ago

K-rod is no “A” pitcher

cubs223425
5 years 1 month ago

I like how Infante isn’t even a, “B.” He ranks behind SKIP SCHUMAKER! Seriously, how is he an All-Star?

Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

:] i didn’t know u posted on the main forum

but infante is a valuable asset in the clubhouse for charlie manuel and is a great super sub!! duh!!! forget the other 32 guys on the team, give me utility players!

Ferrariman
5 years 1 month ago

:] i didn’t know u posted on the main forum

but infante is a valuable asset in the clubhouse for charlie manuel and is a great super sub!! duh!!! forget the other 32 guys on the team, give me utility players!

malcolmec
5 years 1 month ago

He is hitting .300 and plays about 5 different positions… the NL could do worse.

Sniderlover
5 years 1 month ago

Damn, Gonzalez is so closeee to type B.

5 years 1 month ago

It doesn’t matter, we have a club option, so we either buy him out or exercise the option (I’m sure we’ll exercise the option at this point). No comp either way. Same situation with Gregg.

5 years 1 month ago

It doesn’t matter, we have a club option, so we either buy him out or exercise the option (I’m sure we’ll exercise the option at this point). No comp either way. Same situation with Gregg.

5 years 1 month ago

where do they determine the cutoff between A, B and no compensation?

5 years 1 month ago

where do they determine the cutoff between A, B and no compensation?

RedbirdRuffian
5 years 1 month ago

Kendry Morales a B? Justin Morneau a B? These guys are run producers as good as anyone in the league. I could go on and on about this QA stuff but whats the point…

Zack23
5 years 1 month ago

Morales isn’t even playing. The rankings come from 2010 and 2009, so the longer Morales doesn’t play, the further he falls.

RedbirdRuffian
5 years 1 month ago

Kendry Morales a B? Justin Morneau a B? These guys are run producers as good as anyone in the league. I could go on and on about this QA stuff but whats the point…

East Coast Bias
5 years 1 month ago

When do you think Posey will make the list?

jnolan33177
5 years 1 month ago

ryan howard is behind ALL THEM PEOPLE????? The Criteria mus be one sided or distorted. If you lead the league in rbis and home runs and score a hundred and thirty runs a year you should be worth more than someone who does half that