Yahoo! Sports' trio of fantasy experts will each offer up, on a regular basis, a look at their top five lists dealing with a variety of topics.
This week's topics: Gauging the return value of select injured players and a tribute to Star Wars (father-son exploits, baseball personalities as Star Wars characters and the best blockbusters).
Using personalities associated with Major League baseball (past, present), who would you choose to play the following Star Wars characters:
Top 5 all-time father-son duos in sports history
Top 5 blockbusters of all time (had to gross $100 million at box office)
Reader response to last week's High Fives
I was disappointed to see only one hockey player on the three "Top 5 fantasy players in MLB, NBA, NFL, and NHL." And it sort of made it worse that Mr. Romig takes away from Brodeur's accomplishments by suggesting he was a product of a system. Goalies, in general, are arguably the most important position to fill in ANY fantasy sport because there are only a handful of good ones, and they are responsible for nearly half of your team's total scoring (in roto leagues). It's not like filling a center position in basketball or closer in baseball where you're basically looking to cover just one statistical category (blocks and saves, respectively). Brodeur is automatic, and should be top three or four on all three of your lists. – Dino, New York, NY
How could nobody put Pascual Perez on the list of most outrageous sports figures? In his repertoire: shooting batters with an imaginary finger-gun, running full-speed into the dugout after an inning-ending strikeout, master of the "eephus" pitch, got lost heading to his first major league game and arrived 10 minutes late, drug charges, jail, went AWOL for a while, got the Padres so mad at him that he was thrown at all four times he got to the plate while provoking two bench-clearing brawls and 19 ejections, including the normally stoic Joe Torre. This guy's middle name is Outrageous. – Todd, Philadelphia, PA
You have to be kidding me. The Texas Rangers are one of the most poorly run teams of the past 25 years because they have only one playoff win? They've been to the playoffs! They won their division three of 4four years in the late 90's. They've had three different MVP winners and currently possess an infield that is the envy of any other team, not to mention a beautiful park and healthy ticket sales. This all apparently makes them the worst run baseball team because no others were on your list. Ok, the A-Rod contract was bad. I still have nightmares, but they are recovering faster than many thought. – Brian, Mesquite, TX
Top 5 one-hit wonders – Brady Anderson? Come on, Matt, get your head out of your … sand box. While the year he hit 50 HRs was a career year, he played in the majors from 1988 to 2002 … How can you list him as a one-year wonder? His career average year was 19 HR, 28 SB, 67 RBIs and an OBP of .367 (which is more important than batting average for Brady, as he was a leadoff hitter for most of his career.
Some better choices: Curt Blefary (1965 AL ROY) and Jim Kern (1979 AL Rolaids winner). But the best might be Willie Hernandez (1984 CY Young and AL MVP winner). Willie only had one other year (of the 13 he played) with an ERA under 3.00.
And, Matt, I'll send you my bill for doing your job this week. – Dwayne, Toronto, Ontario
How could you omit the Philadelphia Phillies from the list of worst-run franchises? They're the all-time worst. – Brian, Lawrenceville, NJ
How about Phil Plantier for busts or one-time wonders? After being called up, he hit 11 homers in 148 at bats, batting .334. He then hit 34 homers with 100 RBI (the next season). He did nothing after that. – Mike, Brunswick, ME
Hey, Mike Harmon, way to exaggerate Timmy Smith at the top of your list of one-hit wonders. He didn't carry the ball six times for six yards the rest of his career. The season following the Redskins' Super Bowl win, Smith played in 14 games, started eight of them, carried the ball 155 times for 470 yards and three touchdowns. If you're going to put him at the top of your list, at least get your facts straight. – Brian, Chantilly, VA
If you need some help to find a couple of one-hit wonders in NHL history, I could probably give you some advice since that part of your article was hockey-free – Jim Carrey, G, Washington; Jean-Sebastien Giguere, G, Anaheim
Hockey rules … not this year, but it still rules … – Vincent, Quebec
I know you must have won the Mr. Bean look-a-like contest, but I didn't know you were as crazy as him! Dalton Hilliard as a one-hit wonder? He carried the rushing duties for the Saints in the late 80's to early 90's. And he had multiple 100-yard games. Come on, Beanie! Get with it! – Phoenix, AZ
A list of the Top 5 venues and not one college football Mecca (save the Rose Bowl, but that is really a one-day-a-year site) on the list? No Big House? No Nilen Stadium? No Swamp? No ND Stadium? It's just wrong. – Greg, Staten Island, NY