Eddie Bajek has reverse-engineered the Elias Rankings, and he's providing his work exclusively here at MLB Trade Rumors. The player stats used start with the beginning of the 2009 season and run through May 15th, 2010. We still have 4.5 months for these to change.
A few thoughts:
- Javier Vazquez is still a Type A at the moment, but his 75.000 score isn't far from Type B. Carl Pavano and Jon Garland have a chance at climbing up to A status. Jorge de la Rosa, Ted Lilly, Bronson Arroyo, Hiroki Kuroda, Kevin Correia, Cliff Lee, and Andy Pettitte are currently Type As.
- Relievers such as Rafael Soriano, Matt Guerrier, Darren Oliver, Dan Wheeler, Kevin Gregg, Scott Downs, Pedro Feliciano, Trever Miller, Billy Wagner, Arthur Rhodes, and Trevor Hoffman are currently As. Not all would get arbitration offers, of course.
- At 65.555, Carlos Pena is a B and isn't far from falling out of that group. Adam Dunn could join the Type As soon, which might compel the Nationals to offer arbitration after the season. Derrek Lee could slip to B status, while Jorge Cantu, Lance Berkman, and Aramis Ramirez are already there. Adam LaRoche isn't even a B.