Fantasy Baseball Articles of Configuration: ADP does not equal MVP

by MastersBall.com on June 17, 2013 @ 11:16:15 PDT

 

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Over in the Senior Circuit, the injury bug has become a pervasive problem. At least five of the named MVP candidates have recently encountered physical problems serious enough to be placed on the disabled list. They include Tulowitzki, Harper, Braun, Crawford and Sandoval.

In terms of major surprises compared to draft positions, Segura and Brown are most prominent in the NL, with Segura's 10/1 odds the same as Buchholz's.

I also found it very interesting that not a single pitcher is among the top 21 NL MVP favorites while two are on the AL list.

My final view for this week is the players who were in the top 25 in ADP on March 28 but as of June are each worse than 33/1 odds to win their respective league MVP awards.

Top 25 ADP not listed MVP
March ADP
Matt Kemp (LAD)
4
Jose Bautista (TOR)
8
Giancarlo Stanton (MIA)
13
Clayton Kershaw (LAD)
17
Jason Heyward (ATL)
19
Justin Verlander (DET)
21
Josh Hamilton (LAA)
23
B.J. Upton (ATL)
24
Edwin Encarnacion (TOR)
25

Sure, Upton and Hamilton may be the favorite whipping boys in each league, but the reality is that Kemp and Joey Bats had been placed on a much loftier perch from which to fall.

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