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 Responses to 2010-11 Reverse-Engineered Elias Rankings Leave a Reply

  1. aa 4 years ago

    Jeff Keppinger is a type A?


    • twenty1thirteen 4 years ago

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

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

  3. BlueWindow88 4 years ago

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

    • 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.

  4. Cyyoung 4 years ago

    Varitek a Class B Free Agent. Wow!

  5. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

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

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

  6. jeffdg 4 years 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.

  7. Antonio Nicarelli 4 years 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.

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

  8. LUWahooNatFan 4 years ago

    Nobody cares

  9. Romodonkulous 4 years ago


  10. corkyciv 4 years ago

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

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