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 3rd, 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, download the rankings in Excel here, and view a PDF here.

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  1. BravesRed 5 years ago

    I don’t know what is worse, the elias rankings or allowing fans to vote for the all-star game players. Neither of them are obviously about talent.

    • They both kind of seem like popularity contests. Obviously the All-Star fan voting is, but it just seems to me like Elias ranks players based more on their reputation than their actual stats at any given time.

  2. dwarfcatt 5 years ago

    If Bold means “Free Agent with Option”, what option is this list referencing for Carl Pavano?
    He accepted the Twins arbitration offer and is on a 1-year deal, no?

  3. I can’t believe the Angels got another K-Rod.

  4. so you mean to tell me Jason Kubel is a type A free agent but Justin Morneau isnt?? WTF

    • ronny9 5 years ago

      it’s b/c its based only on two years performance. morneau missed a big chunk of time at the end of last year, therefore while he is a great player, his last two years (in total) are suspect due to that injury.

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