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 August 31st, 2010. The Google spreadsheet below has separate tabs for each position group. You can also go directly to the Google spreadsheet here and download it in Excel here. Our last set of Elias projections is here, in case you want to see what changed.
A few special notes from Eddie this week. He had to enter rosters by hand, so please leave a comment if you find an error. Anyone not on an active roster or the disabled list by August 31st is ineligible – Brad Hawpe is one such example. Also, Eddie included extra tabs for NL 1B and NL OF this week showing how the calculations are done for those groups.