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 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.


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21 Comments on "Elias Rankings Update"


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comegys
4 years 10 months ago

Thanks as always for the update. Please bold Hiroki Kuroda who will be a free agent as well. Thanks.

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Piccamo
4 years 10 months ago

Koji Uehara is listed with italics, which indicates he’s a free agent with an option, but his contract has no such option.

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4 years 10 months ago

Phil Hughes is listed as a RP despite being a starter all year. Chances are his score would be significantly better as a starter than the 70.1 it is as a reliever.

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4 years 10 months ago

Combined games played in 2009-2010. Hughes is a reliever for the purposes of these rankings.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

I hope John Buck gets to Type A by the end of the season.

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Piccamo
4 years 10 months ago

Why? There’s less chance of him declining arbitration or of another club signing him if he gets Type A. I think it’s best for the Blue Jays and for Buck if he only sits at Type B.

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Dave_Gershman
4 years 10 months ago

Fair point. I guess if they can get another Aaron Sanchez they will be quite happy.

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Twinseatingtigers
4 years 10 months ago

I notice Joe Nathan on there. And he hasn’t played all year. But I guess I only sort of understand this thing.

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4 years 10 months ago

All players on an active roster or disabled list on 8/31 are eligible.

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4 years 10 months ago

Magglio doesn’t drop from Type A status while he spends another half season on the DL, but Damon’s toiling away and dropping down on the B list. I can’t see the Tigers offering arby to either one, but Ordonez may be back at about half price for a year.