This year, I first lined up about 60-some odd players, grouped by position. Then I synthesized the various position lists into one giant list all together.
Other techniques I've applied:
- During the 2010 and 2011 seasons (I think) I kept a running Top Mets guys list that I updated occaisionally throughout the season and then spent a whole lot more time tweaking in the off-season.
- In 2012, I did not keep a running list. Instead, I grouped by positions before combining into a whole list, but allowed myself considerable flexibility when moving from the single position list to my full rankings. I'm trying to be much more disciplined this year about making the positional and full rankings match.
One comment now after making the rough draft of the list: after about #16 or on the overall list, it's really - for lack of a better word - squishy. The Mets' group of players from #16 through the mid-30s this year seems really compressed in value. Or maybe I'm just getting jaded.
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