2010-11 Reverse-Engineered Elias Rankings

Once the regular season ended, the Elias Sports Bureau took all players over the 2010-11 period, divided them into five groups for each league, and ranked them based on various statistics.  Each player was labeled a Type A, B, or none.  Those designations and the possible accompanying arbitration offers determine draft pick compensation (click here for a refresher).  Draft pick compensation may change with the upcoming collective bargaining agreement, though the old rules are expected to stay in place for the upcoming offseason and 2012 draft.

Eddie Bajek has reverse-engineered the Elias rankings, and he's providing that information exclusively at MLB Trade Rumors.  Here's a look at his 2010-11 projections, to tide you over until the official ones come out from Elias.  There are a lot of moving parts in reverse-engineering the Elias rankings, so these are subject to change if we find errors.  Our last set of Elias projections is here, in case you want to see what changed during the season's final week.


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22 Comments on "2010-11 Reverse-Engineered Elias Rankings"


aa
3 years 11 months ago

Jeff Keppinger is a type A?

LOL

twenty1thirteen
3 years 11 months ago

Elias rankings are always a joke. It must be nice to be so terrible at a job, and still garner respect.

notsureifsrs
3 years 11 months ago

i think elias is great!

twenty1thirteen
3 years 11 months ago

Maybe i’ve had too many bears tonight, but is that Yuni Beti? If so, lol.

twenty1thirteen
3 years 11 months ago

And by bears I mean beers, haha. If only the former were true.

notsureifsrs
3 years 11 months ago

even when inebriated royals fans can never forget

twenty1thirteen
3 years 11 months ago

Haha, awesome!

jeffdg
3 years 10 months ago

Yuni delivered last night!

3 years 11 months ago

The only real problem is that they overvalue AVG, Wins, and Saves over more balanced and accurate-evaluation stats.

3 years 11 months ago

Does Elias really believe that Nick Swisher is a better player than Paul Konerko?

BlueWindow88
3 years 11 months ago

Why is Brian Fuentes not on the list of AL RP?

3 years 11 months ago

He was on the Bereavement list on August 31… In the past, guys on such a list on August 31 weren’t included in the rankings.

Cyyoung
3 years 11 months ago

Varitek a Class B Free Agent. Wow!

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 11 months ago

Mine as well resign Gomes since he won’t be Type B.. son of a beach

3 years 11 months ago

He would have been if he’d actually hit well after Nats picked him up…

jeffdg
3 years 10 months ago

Blue Jays will collect a draft pick for Molina, Kelly Johnson, Francisco, Rauch and Camp. Another 5 supplemental picks. Sure have to give them credit for taking advantage of this system. I bet they were privately pissed when EE just missed, and were loath to trade to Jason Frasor simply because of his Type B status.

Amazing that the Yankees got so much production AND an upcoming supplemental pick for Garcia.

What interests me now, is possible trades of players with options, with the acquiring team expected to NOT pick up the option: Wheeler? Frasor? Doumit or Snyder? Affeldt?

Amazing Dotel is Type A. Likely returns to Cards.

corkyciv
3 years 10 months ago

Garcia COULD accept arbitration though.

Antonio Nicarelli
3 years 10 months ago

How is Lackey ahead of Gavin Floyd?  Over the last two years, Floyd has had better ERA both years (2 whole runs better this year), and has pitched more total innings.  Speaking of Sox White and Red, though, my proposal is send John Danks and Alex Rios to the Bosox for Lackey and Jacoby Ellsbury.  Both trade a bad contract and fan bust, WSox get a true lead off man to replace Pierre, BSox get a quality lefty who they can sign after 2012, which the WSox couldn’t.

3 years 10 months ago

wow…chicago must be fantasyland….why would the red sox ever trade ellsbury for 2 average players

LUWahooNatFan
3 years 11 months ago

Nobody cares

Romodonkulous
3 years 10 months ago

lol

corkyciv
3 years 10 months ago

I care. That junk drives me mad. People take idioms for granite.