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ESPN's Player Ratings

The Worldwide Leader In Sports is not the worldwide leaders in understanding baseball statistics.

The worst part is that the conclusions don't precisely fail the smell test: there are some wacky results, but David Eckstein doesn't crack the Top 100, so it's not quite as wacky as simply letting Joe Morgan rate players on a scale of 0 to 100.

That said, Rating Cliff Floyd, Matt Murton and Jacque Jones exactly the same exposes some crucial flaws in your methodology. Rating Cesar Izturis above Mark Derosa is also a bit of flawed reasoning.

For those of you looking for a better explanation of why this is all kinds of wrong, Baseball Prospectus' Nate Silver delivers the smackdown.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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