Average Draft Positions gone awry

Evan Longoria is one of six players with a Top-25 in ADP and OFP.
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - We're just past the quarter of a season mark and I thought it might be interesting to compare the Top 25 hitters, using preseason Average Draft Position (ADP), versus how they have performed on the field to date.

As you can see, nine of the top-25 have failed to crack the Top-100 in on-field production. But if we look closer, we should note that Jose Reyes, Josh Hamilton, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Carlos Quentin and Brandon Phillips have spent time on the disabled or suspended list.

Still, a Top-25 ADP means we expect them to put up top-25 fantasy points and only Albert Pujols, David Wright, Miguel Cabrera, Ian Kinsler, Carlos Beltran and Evan Longoria have done that. That's six of 25 if your counting - 24%! Not very good fantasy owners.

There is still plenty of time to reverse the trend and some of these guys are hot weather and second-half hitters. So don't panic...at least not until the All-Star game. If they haven't turned it around by then, it's time to worry and perhaps trade.

ADP versus On-Field Performance (OFP)

Player Team ADP OFP AB H R HR RBI OPS SB
Hanley Ramirez FLA 1 43 169 54 29 8 22 .951 8
Albert Pujols STL 2 3 155 50 38 14 40 1.094 7
David Wright NYM 3 25 166 58 30 3 30 .964 11
Jose Reyes NYM 4 198 147 41 18 2 15 .750 11
Miguel Cabrera DET 5 17 167 63 30 9 36 1.040 1
Grady Sizemore CLE 6 110 189 42 27 8 29 .719 7
Ryan Braun MIL 7 38 158 51 31 8 31 .984 3
Ryan Howard PHI 8 48 175 45 30 12 34 .872 2
Chase Utley PHI 9 35 145 42 32 11 31 .988 3
Josh Hamilton TEX 10 224 108 27 18 6 21 .791 3
Ian Kinsler TEX 11 15 184 52 33 12 33 .913 10
Mark Teixeira NYY 12 31 166 45 32 14 37 .966 0
Carlos Beltran NYM 13 18 169 62 31 6 31 1.034 7
Jimmy Rollins PHI 14 236 189 43 29 3 17 .611 6
Evan Longoria TB 15 11 179 58 34 11 49 1.018 2
B.J. Upton TB 16 252 169 32 29 2 9 .569 14
Lance Berkman HOU 17 149 150 35 24 10 27 .857 0
Alfonso Soriano CHC 18 44 177 45 36 12 25 .826 5
Prince Fielder MIL 19 61 158 42 23 10 43 .927 0
Carlos Lee CHC 20 81 170 55 22 8 29 .901 1
Dustin Pedroia BOS 21 68 176 60 37 1 16 .872 6
Alex Rodriguez NYY 22 625 62 16 11 7 17 1.055 0
Manny Ramirez LAD 23 148 92 32 22 6 20 1.133 0
Carlos Quentin CWS 24 244 131 30 20 8 20 .783 1
Brandon Phillips CIN 25 97 149 41 20 7 34 .827 4


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