Commentary

Mid-May fantasy baseball rankings

Updated: May 18, 2011, 3:17 PM ET
By Brendan Roberts | ESPN.com

If there's one sure thing about player rankings done after watching six weeks of action, it's that they'll look nothing like they did in the preseason. Injuries strike, jobs won in spring training are lost, players get called up and, as it turns out, some players are just better or worse at baseball than we anticipated. With that in mind, we asked nine 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. The results are below.

The rankers: Fantasy analysts Matthew Berry (MB), Eric Karabell (EK), Nate Ravitz (NR), Jason Grey (JG) Tristan H. Cockcroft (TC), AJ Mass (AJM), fantasy editor Brendan Roberts (BR), and the Answer Guys' Dave Hunter (DH) and Shawn Cwalinski (SC). Sort the rankings by any of their ranks to see each individual's complete top 250.

Overall rank and preseason rank (in parentheses, as of April 1) appear on the left. Positional eligibility is determined by ESPN standard game rules.

Brendan Roberts is a contributing writer/editor for ESPN Fantasy. He has been covering fantasy sports as an editor and writer for more than eight years and was awarded the Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year award in 2006 from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. Roberts can be read in both the fantasy baseball and football areas at ESPN.com.