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    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


    Comments? Criticism? Applause? Contact Steve Schwarz at sschwarz@sportsnetwork.com.

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    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

    Welcome to Great38 Tampa Bay WTTA-TV/DT - WFLA News Channel 8

      Exclusive look inside newly renovated Al Lang Stadium Video included

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      Great 38 News Now got an exclusive look at the newly renovated Al Lang Stadium while it was still under construction. More>>

      • Great Stuff

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament Video included

      PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament PARC prepares for 41st Annual Golf Tournament
      Updated:

      PARC is a local non-profit organization whose goal is to turn disabilities into capabilities. They provide opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities to exercise their independence and experience life to the fullest.  More>>

      Trio talks about 900 mile trek across Florida Video included

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      You may remember these familiar faces. Mallory Lykes Dimmitt and Joe Guthrie stopped by Great 38 News Now in January before they set off on their 900 mile trek across the state of Florida. More>>

      News Now: JDRF is walking for a cure Video included

      Updated:

      JDRF is walking for a cure. Their goal is to create a world without type 1 diabetes. To help raise awareness and funds, they are holding a 5k walk on April 11th at Amalie Arena. Nicole Johnson and Tim Rivers stopped by to fill us in and to share their stories of living with diabetes. More>>

      News Now: Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      The Morgan Auto Group Charity Polo Classic took place on the 21st. The ladies put on their big hats and the men donned their bowties, and we raised a lot of money for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Children's Cancer Center. This recap is brought to you by Marco's Pizza, who graciously donated $2,000 during the event. More>>

      News Now: Charity Polo Classic Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, Morgan Auto Group hosts their annual Charity Polo Classic. It's an event unlike any other in this area.This year, it is taking place on March 21st and benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay and Children's Cancer Center. More>>

      Celebrating Music Education Spirit Week

      Updated:

      We are celebrating kids who rock with Music Education Spirit Week! Lorri Naylor, a Lowry Elementary School teacher and a part of the Hillsborough County Elementary Music Educators Council, fills us in on the festivities.
      More>>

      USF 'Young Innovator' creates anti-bully band Video included

      Updated:

      Every year, USF holds their Young Innovator Competition, encouraging kids between kindergarten and 8th grade to invent something new or improve upon something that already exists. Meet Alexis Martin, this year's winner. The Anti-Bully Band she invented is her plan to stop bullying. More>>

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        Sunday, April 26 2015 11:18 AM EDT2015-04-26 15:18:03 GMT
        Temps will only fall back to around 76 by Sunday morning.
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      • Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Heath Matters: Trinity Spine Center

        Wednesday, March 18 2015 11:05 AM EDT2015-03-18 15:05:08 GMT
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
        Trinity Spine Center uses Stem Cells for Back Pain.Stem cells are master cells of the body that are available for repairing damaged tissues and organs including spine discs and cartilage cushions in the joints.
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