Looks can be deceiving in fantasy, especially in the standard Yahoo! default league configuration of 12 teams and an active roster of 10 hitters and nine pitchers. The Y! ranks can't tell the whole story of how a player is doing because it only gives the net total of a player's value across the five statistical categories and doesn't break down the value of each category individually. In some cases, like with Rajai Davis(notes), it's easy to look at his line – .265/2/21/33/26 – and make a determination that pretty much all of his roto worth is being derived from those 26 steals, which are second-most in the league.
But, if you put Derek Jeter's(notes) line under the microscope – .286/8/39/50/8 – it's not as obvious as to what numbers are working for Jeter and which aren't (quite) making the cut – he's actually slightly below average in three categories. Thankfully, we have Baseball Monster for such occasions when that becomes important, like when you're navigating through trade offersRead More »from MLB Skinny: Summing it up