2011 Fantasy Baseball Big Board

Athlon's Consensus Big Board has been expanded for a third time this spring.

Athlon's Consensus Big Board has been expanded for a third time this spring.

-by Braden Gall (

Fantasy baseball mock drafts have begun in earnest. The third edition of the Athlon Consensus Fantasy Baseball Big Board, based entirely on the same principles and simple algebraic equations of the , has been expanded and updated for the third time. Athlon and Yahoo's rankings have been deepened to 150 names, allowing the Consensus Fantasy Big Board to extend to 200. Although, ACFBBB just doesn't have the same ring as AC100.

With issues breaking all over spring training - most notably Adam Wainwright and Chase Utley - there has been plenty of movement in big board. Names like Zach Greinke, Mike Stanton, Brian Roberts and plenty of others should see their stock fluctuate plenty between now and Opening Day.

The ability for the fantasy owner to see exactly where each expert ranks a player in a one-stop shop can be invaluable. Each of us eventually places our own value on a player, but this composite ranking can be an excellent starting tool. Also, keep in mind that if a player is not ranked in the top 150 by a given service, his block will be blank - whether he was No. 151 or No. 300.

Here are some of my most basic observations on 2011 drafts:

- You can get plenty of speed from your outfield late in the draft. And I am not talking about rounds 6-10 with names like Alex Rios, B.J Upton or Shane Victorino. I am talking about upside youngsters who you can get much later and still provide your team with plenty of speed. Michael Bourn, Brett Gardner, Austin Jackson, Jose Tabata, Angel Pagan and Dexter Fowler could easily be plus players in at least three categories.

- As deep as first base really is, there are just are not too many 100-35-110 guys out there. I have taken Mark Teixeira in the first and second rounds of my respective keeper league drafts. In a ten team league, you have to have big time production from your first baseman.

- If last year was the year of the pitcher, why pay for it this season? If I told you my rotation for this season was Tommy Hanson, Brett Anderson, Max Scherzer, Gio Gonzalez, Tim Hudson and Ricky Romero? That sounds like an 8th, 10th, 11th, 14th, 15th and 18th to me? I would take that every time.

Special thanks to and for their help with the compilation of rankings.

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(Updated: 03.16.11) Here the new and improved Athlon Consensus Fantasy Baseball Big Board:

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Rank Player: Team Pos RC CBS ESPN DL AS USA FOX Y! Idx
1 STL 1B 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1200
2 FLA SS 3 2 2 5 2 2 2 2 1188
3 DET 1B 2 3 13 2 7 3 8 3 1167
4 MIL OF 9 10 5 6 3 8 6 7 1154
5 CIN 1B 5 7 7 7 15 6 7 6 1148
6 BOS OF 15 8 3 4 8 10 5 12 1143
7 COL SS 11 5 11 23 6 4 4 4 1140
8 COL OF 18 6 8 13 4 11 3 8 1137
9 NYY 2B 8 4 6 25 9 7 11 9 1129
10 BOS 1B 6 12 12 12 13 8 13 10 1122
11 TB 3B 28 9 4 16 16 5 9 5 1116
12 PHI SP 4 11 9 3 12 16 27 14 1112
13 NYM 3B 23 15 10 10 11 13 10 11 1105
14 TEX OF 24 14 18 11 5 17 15 20 1084
15 NYY 1B 14 13 22 17 17 14 16 17 1078
16 SEA SP 7 20 15 9 20 18 28 23 1068
17 STL OF 13 18 14 19 24 19 12 27 1062
18 MIL 1B 17 23 26 15 18 20 21 18 1050
19 WAS 3B 35 19 19 27 10 15 18 19 1046
20 PHI 2B 19 16 16 35 34 12 17 13 1046
21 NYY 3B 31 21 24 14 21 21 22 16 1038
22 PHI 1B 26 29 30 8 22 22 19 15 1037
23 MIN C 10 17 31 29 14 28 20 34 1025
24 SF SP 25 24 17 20 19 26 44 26 1007
25 BOS 1B/3B 22 30 20 40 26 25 26 25 994
26 BOS 2B 16 25 28 46 35 27 30 21 980
27 PHI SP 12 27 23 24 41 42 56 35 948
28 LAD OF 32 63 21 31 46 31 14 22 948
29 TOR OF 27 26 37 37 50 23 32 36 940
30 CLE OF 36 35 29 32 59 29 33 29 926
31 NYM SS 72 28 36 39 32 24 35 24 918
32 PIT OF 51 40 34 36 54 37 25 31 900
33 NYY SP 41 33 33 21 43 50 48 56 883
34 DET C 33 32 46 61 36 30 51 42 877
35 BOS SP 39 47 27 51 28 48 52 40 876
36 FLA 2B 20 39 40 73 66 33 36 33 868
37 TEX OF 77 43 25 43 61 39 31 28 861
38 FLA SP 29 31 73 47 29 43 50 46 860
39 SF C 21 34 55 66 39 41 55 38 859
40 TEX 2B 52 36 47 54 58 45 34 30 852
41 SEA OF 34 44 42 34 65 34 82 51 822
42 ATL OF 61 37 44 60 47 46 53 44 816
43 WAS OF 46 59 41 26 87 36 37 63 813
44 ATL C 38 57 52 78 25 47 47 52 812
45 LAD SP 70 48 39 30 33 68 74 37 809
46 ARI OF 126 38 32 38 79 32 23 32 808
47 CHW 1B 49 88 38 44 45 40 62 47 795
48 MIN 1B 85 42 63 42 23 72 29 59 793
49 LAA 1B 40 70 70 50 44 44 45 53 792
50 COL SP 67 45 56 28 55 64 70 48 775
51 MIL SP 80 50 43 22 63 59 77 41 773
52 LAD OF 59 56 59 52 74 49 40 54 765
53 DET SP 94 49 49 45 27 58 67 60 759
54 CIN 2B 57 75 53 67 60 38 57 45 756
55 HOU OF 53 79 50 58 90 51 54 58 715
56 MIL 2B 82 66 61 89 51 60 46 49 704
57 LAA SP 45 53 67 71 52 77 64 81 698
58 CHW OF 81 74 48 85 71 63 24 65 697
59 TB SP 119 51 84 33 38 75 69 57 682
60 SF RP 68 61 71 53 40 54 111 72 678
61 PHI SP 63 46 69 65 56 79 93 66 671
62 NYY SS 30 76 58 88 96 73 72 50 665
63 PHI SS 93 58 62 63 86 95 49 39 663
64 SD SP 43 68 64 41 114 86 66 73 653
65 TEX 3B 83 60 35 55 77 55 - 43 649
66 SF SP 50 62 74 49 37 99 110 82 645
67 SD RP 62 65 76 56 30 74 121 84 640
68 KC RP 54 69 85 74 42 67 103 74 640
69 TEX RP 48 72 92 62 31 76 136 70 621
70 ATL SP 108 64 45 59 69 88 86 68 621
71 CHW 1B 37 97 83 70 73 52 79 96 621
72 LAA SP 101 54 60 72 49 80 97 89 606
73 BOS OF 76 73 54 48 48 89 130 87 603
74 PHI OF 136 41 72 69 104 69 42 77 598
75 NYY RP 47 91 81 79 53 93 118 67 579
76 STL SP 60 52 51 57 118 103 89 102 576
77 CIN OF 139 96 75 82 62 57 60 62 575
78 PHI SP 42 71 77 68 57 121 107 93 572
79 CLE C 44 84 91 93 129 56 83 69 559
80 KC 1B 73 89 88 100 85 81 104 55 533
81 CHW SS 56 142 93 99 83 65 78 64 528
82 CHC RP 64 87 100 81 64 106 - 61 494
83 ARI OF 150 86 78 92 76 107 41 86 492
84 ATL 2B 55 67 79 111 142 98 76 90 490
85 FLA OF 113 102 68 76 143 53 90 85 478
86 MIN SP - 55 89 117 92 92 58 78 476
87 TB OF - 83 66 106 122 70 61 80 469
88 BAL OF 102 95 138 77 78 66 91 100 461
89 NYY OF 142 110 94 107 70 83 43 109 450
90 MIL OF 117 85 82 95   71 65 92 450
91 MIN OF - 109 86 90 82 78 73 94 445
92 TEX SS 106 90 80 104 88 84 125 98 433
93 TEX 3B 103 146 57 114 108 94 80 75 431
94 CHC 3B 134 143 65 64 101 125 98 71 407
95 STL OF - 135 95 120 72 97 38 99 401
96 MIL SP - 77 87 96 100 105 114 79 399
97 TB 2B/OF 66 103 96 113 141 100 88 104 397
98 CIN OF   111 101 101 80 138 71 76 379
99 MIL 3B 92 144 98 110 94 95 109 105 361
100 LAA OF 84 124 124 94 - 82 59 130 360
101 LAA OF 79 145 109 80 148 101 68 119 359
102 HOU OF - 120 90 75 107 61 - 122 331
103 BOS RP 88 93 113 91 106 - 141 95 330
104 SEA 2B/3B 74 138 127 108 102 62 - 124 322
105 PIT 3B - 136 126 84 120 87 102 83 319
106 ARI SS 112 132 106 124 95 124 108 91 316
107 ARI 2B 71 112 102 130 - 118 128 97 299
108 DET SP - 92 97 123 93 132 122 101 297
109 OAK RP 69 115 140 87 75 - 144 134 293
110 BOS SP - 81 139 115 98 91 124 118 291
111 LAA OF 110 133 122 102 - 110 85 127 268
112 OAK SP - 100 123 132 67 119 129 132 255
113 NYY OF 144 94 104 97 109 146 139 121 254
114 CHW OF 96 134 110 105 150 102 119 146 246
115 NYY OF 104 116 - 86 - 114 105 135 246
116 CLE OF - 147 - 135 97 96 75 115 241
117 ATL SP 99 98 120 103 103 147 - - 236
118 NYM RP 97 114 108 98 112 - - 141 236
119 BAL 3B - 141 - - 84 111 96 88 235
120 SF 1B 58 126 114 131 121 145 - 128 234
121 OAK SP - 82 - 125 68 116 - 138 226
122 LAD SP - 99 103 144 99 - 123 114 224
123 CHW OF - - 116 116 110 126 87 129 222
124 NYM OF - - - 83 126 104 101 120 221
125 BAL OF - - 125 126 105 109 81 144 216
126 BAL 2B 78 78 144 - - - 140 103 212
127 CHW 2B - 117 118 - 139 120 84 125 203
128 CHC C 90 104 130 - - - 92 137 202
129 MIL SP 114 106 111 112 - - - 111 201
130 TEX DH 75 - 147 - 127 - 95 117 194
131 LAD SS 115 - 141 138 138 136 94 106 189
132 CHC SP 87 128 107 129 125 - - 147 183
133 SF 3B - 149 117 - 89 - 120 107 173
134 ARI SP 100 105 145 - - 90 - - 164
135 TOR 2B 130 137 105 150 - - 99 139 146
136 CHW SP - 131 132 118 91 - 145 - 138
137 MIL RP 89 129 - 109 - - - - 126
138 CLE RP 120 - 148 133 81 - - - 122
139 BOS SP - 80 - - 113 144 146 - 121
140 LAD RP 121 - 119 128 - - 135 131 121
141 BAL C - 118 - - - - 113 108 114
142 ARI RP 98 - 134 - - - - 110 111
143 HOU SP - 121 99 - - 137 - 143 104
144 LAD SP 107 - 128 - 133 133 - - 103
145 CHW RP 65 - - - - 134 - - 103
146 BAL 1B 91 - - 119 - - 142 - 101
147 DET RP 123 119 - - 116 - - - 95
148 OAK C - 107 - -   - 100 - 95
149 COL RP 95 150 - - 115 - - 150 94
150 WAS 2B/SS - - 133 - - 127 138 112 94
151 TOR DH - - 112 141 - - 112 145 94
152 TOR SP - 140 - - - 123 134 113 94
153 MIN RP 105 - - - 117 139 - - 92
154 BOS DH 146 - 121 - 144 - 116 136 92
155 LAA 2B - 139 136 - - - 115 123 91
156 TB SP - - 115 149 135 115 - - 90
157 HOU 1B/OF 109 - 142 - - - 117 - 85
158 CHC 1B - - 149 140 - 135 131 116 84
159 ARI C - 113 143 - - 141 126 - 81
160 MIN OF 122 - - 134 - 117 - - 80
161 NYY SP - 101 - 146 - - 127 - 79
162 PIT 2B - 123 - - 128 130 - 149 74
163 DET OF 86 - - 142 - - - - 74
164 TOR C - - - - 130 - 106 148 69
165 TEX SP 143 108 150 139 - - - - 64
166 MIN OF 111 127 - - - - - - 64
167 DET OF - - - 121 119 - - - 62
168 WAS 1B - - 129 122 - 150 - - 52
169 COL 3B - - 146 137 132 - - 140 49
170 STL 1B/OF 132 - - - - 122 - - 48
171 MIN OF - - - - 146 112 - - 44
172 BAL RP - - - - - 108 - - 43
173 SF SP - - 137 - 123 - - - 42
174 SD OF - - - 148 - 113 - - 41
175 PHI RP - - - - 111 - - - 40
176 CHC SS 128 - - - 137 - - - 37
177 NYY RP 133 - - - - - - 133 36
178 ATL RP 116 - - - - - - - 35
179 NYM 1B - 148 - - 131 140 - - 34
180 STL RP 118 - - - - - - - 33
181 FLA 1B - 125 - - 147 149 - - 32
182 TOR OF - - 135 136 - - - - 31
183 HOU SP - 122 - - - - - - 29
184 NYM OF - - 131 - - - - 142 29
185 STL SP - - - - 124 - - - 27
186 LAD RP 124 - - - - - - - 27
187 SD RP 125 - - - - - - - 26
188 TOR SP - - - - 140 - 137 - 25
189 SD SP/RP 149 - - - - 128 - - 25
190 NYM OF - - - - - - - 126 25
191 HOU RP - - - 127   - - - 24
192 COL RP 127 - - - - - - - 24
193 FLA SP - - - - - 129 150 - 23
194 FLA RP 129 - - - - - - - 22
195 SF OF 137 - - - - 143 - - 22
196 CIN RP - 130 - - - - - - 21
197 BOS SP - - - - - 131 - - 20
198 DET RP 131 - - - - - - - 20
199 CIN 3B - - - - - - 132 - 19
200 NYY C - - - - - - 133 - 18

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