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Draft Guide Preview: RP Outliers

by NBC Sports EDGE Staff
Updated On: April 10, 2020, 4:39 pm ET

Since before draft season began, we've been providing looks into our 2020 Rotoworld Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide to help give you the tools you'll need to make the best decisions when your league is ready to draft. 

Complete with content covering various league types — from projections and rankings to tiers, ADP reports, mock drafts and exclusive expert columns — this year's edition is the finest we've ever produced and will prove to be a very important tool on draft day.

Today's Draft Guide preview offers a look at our positional outliers, which feature one expert who has a player ranked significantly higher/lower than the rest of the crew, along with their take on why they differ from the pack.

Take a look:


RP Outliers preview



Ryan Boyer had Nick Anderson 21. The composite ranking was 13.13.

Me being the low man on Anderson has nothing to do with his ability, but rather a lack of faith that the Rays will use just one, or even two, or even three or four closers. Last season, the Rays had a whopping 11 pitchers record saves. Anderson wasn’t even one of them, and eight of those 11 guys are still with the club. I do give Anderson the best odds to lead the club in saves – he’s the only one on the team I’ve ranked in the top 30, after all – but what is that number going to look like? I also have to pump the brakes slightly on Anderson the pitcher, simply because he’s a 29-year-old with one major league season under his belt. I think he’ll be awfully good, but treating him as a slam-dunk top reliever in the game might be a tad premature. - Ryan Boyer (@RyanPBoyer)


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