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Fantasy Baseball: Week 12 Player Rankings

Senior Fantasy Baseball Expert provides his Week 12 player rankings and SCOUTscores to help you DOMINATE your league!

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Scout Fantasy has developed a way to determine each player’s value within each category relevant to their production. Both pitchers and hitters each provide five categories in 5X5 Roto Fantasy Baseball leagues. 

The development of SCOUTscores started with the theory around "Average Player Scores." In today’s Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player’s value when drafting, especially because you need so many different positions, let alone the fact that there are multiple scoring categories. The "Average Player Theory" is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players provide the biggest edge and positional value.

Our SCOUTscores can work with any projections to deliver results. This season, we did all the research on all 30 baseball teams. We then did our team profiles for each team's projections. With this information, we delivered preseason Scout rankings in addition to weekly rankings based on playing time and opportunity. If a player is projected to play in seven games, he’ll have a better chance to produce stats in the counting categories. This doesn’t necessarily mean he’ll have a higher score than a player with much higher skill set with five games.

Once we have each player's projections matched up with the SCOUTscore, we have a way to compare values of all players.  For this information to have more value, we really need to compare players who play the same position.

The bottom line here is that a Fantasy owner is trying to gain an edge with each of his first few picks in the draft while filling as many categories as possible. Each decision takes a Fantasy owner on a different path.

1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | OF | SP | RP (PREMIUM ONLY)

Second Basemen

1 Trea Turner 2B/SS/OF WAS 0.33
2 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 0.32
3 Dee Gordon 2B MIA 0.27
4 Rougned Odor 2B TEX 0.16
5 Robinson Cano 2B SEA 0.11
6 Jose Ramirez 2B/3B/OF CLE 0.09
7 Ian Kinsler 2B DET 0.09
8 Javier Baez 2B/3B/SS CHC 0.08
9 Josh Harrison 2B/3B PIT 0.07
10 Chris Taylor 2B/SS LAD 0.06
11 Brian Dozier 2B MIN 0.03
12 Jose Peraza 2B/OF CIN 0.03
13 Daniel Murphy 1B/2B WAS 0.03
14 D.J. LeMahieu 2B COL 0.01
15 Joe Panik 2B SF -0.01
16 Matt Carpenter 1B/2B/3B STL -0.02
17 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS -0.02
18 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL -0.04
19 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE -0.05
20 Brandon Phillips 2B ATL -0.07
21 T.J. Rivera 1B/2B NYM -0.10
22 Yangervis Solarte 2B/3B SD -0.11
23 Logan Forsythe 2B LAD -0.11
24 Jedd Gyorko 2B/SS/3B STL -0.14
25 Starlin Castro 2B NYY -0.14
26 Alen Hanson 2B CWS -0.15
27 Howie Kendrick 2B/OF PHI -0.15
28 Ian Happ 2B CHC -0.17
29 Paul DeJong 2B/3B STL -0.17
30 Jed Lowrie 2B OAK -0.18
31 Scooter Gennett 2B CIN -0.21
32 Cory Spangenberg 2B SD -0.22
33 Steve Pearce 1B/2B/OF TOR -0.22
34 Danny Espinosa 2B/SS LAA -0.22
35 Jose Pirela 2B/OF SD -0.26
36 Yolmer Sanchez 2B CWS -0.26
37 Whit Merrifield 2B KC -0.27
38 Chad Pinder 2B OAK -0.30
39 Aaron Hill 2B/3B SF -0.33
40 J.T. Riddie 2B/SS MIA -0.34

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