Love your Rockies (USAT)Today's Shuffle Up assignment is the middle infielders, everyone who covers the second base or shortstop area for your fake juggernaut. Settle in, settlers, and let's try to figure it all out. (Where's Braun and Miggy? Sorry kids, they're not middle infielders.)
Play to this point matters as an audition, but that's it. The goal is to figure out who will play the best (and collect the juiciest stats) from this point forward, 2013-only. Pretend we're starting from scratch with a fresh draft tonight. Don't worry about the dollar value in a vacuum; they're merely used as tools to compare. And players at the same price tag are considered even.
I'll add extensive comments as the day goes along and I may tweak a ranking here and there. Win the debate below and you may win the rank. Assume a 5x5 scoring format, as per usual, and remember the golden rule: a player doesn't gain 15-20 percent of bonus value simply because you own him.
One change for this week: I adding a brief ranking of some injured players, down at the bottom of the list. Consider it an experiment. The value of injured roto commodities is highly variable, depending on your DL rules and roster space. I'm known for having a more pessimistic view of the average injured played than most people; "live for today" is one of my roto rallying cries.Read More »from Shuffle Up: Checking in with Josh Rutledge; more words about Didi Gregorius