The only constant in fantasy baseball is change. No matter how good we feel about our rankings on April 1, you'll want to blow them up by the end of the month. But of course, we also spend that month advising you not to panic. It's still early. Some guys start hot, some start cold; you don't know what you have yet.
Well, it's now the quarter pole of the season. Patience is a virtue, but being obstinate is not. So we charge seven of our original preseason rankers to re-evaluate their rankings, and the result is below. You can sort by each ranker's personal rankings, and as you'll see, there is quite a gap in how some of our analysts feel about particular players; we like to call these "trade opportunities," because if our analysts don't all agree, it's likely your fellow owners won't all be feeling the same about that player, either.
So go ahead, compare these to your own rankings, make your trade offers, your adds and your drops. Because mid-May turns into the All-Star break before you know it.
The rankers are fantasy analysts Tristan H. Cockcroft, Eric Karabell, AJ Mass and Todd Zola; fantasy editor Brendan Roberts; and Answer Guys Dave Hunter and Shawn Cwalinski.
Players are listed with their current position eligibility in ESPN standard leagues. Analysts were asked to submit a top 250. Players who did not receive a vote from an analyst were given a value of 260 for the purpose of calculating their average.