The time to be patient is over. With roughly one-fifth of the season already in the books, your job as a fantasy owner is to re-evaluate everything you thought you knew and to react accordingly. How much do you weigh Josh Hamilton's injury risk versus a potential Triple Crown performance? How likely is it that Albert Pujols is pulling an Adam Dunn? How worried are you about Matt Kemp's hamstring? Is Lance Lynn really this good, and Ubaldo Jimenez really this bad?
With that in mind, we asked seven of the original fantasy baseball preseason rankings voters to recast their ballots. Each one was asked to rank their top 250 players for an ESPN standard 10-team rotisserie league for the rest of the season. That means that stats accrued to this point do not count (sorry, Josh Hamilton!). For rankings of how players have performed to date, check out Player Rater. For our thoughts on how the rest of the season will play out, the results are below.
The rankers: Fantasy analysts Matthew Berry (MB), Eric Karabell (EK), Tristan H. Cockcroft (TC) and AJ Mass (AJM), fantasy editor Brendan Roberts (BR), and the Answer Guys' Dave Hunter (DH) and Shawn Cwalinski (SC). Overall rank and preseason rank (in parentheses, as of April 4) appear on the left. Positional eligibility is determined by ESPN standard game rules.