Fantasy Baseball 2013: Comparing Rankings from Around the Web

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Fantasy Baseball 2013: Comparing Rankings from Around the Web
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Justin Upton's rank will vary depending on which website you're using.

Rankings from the major websites play a pivotal role in shaping fantasy baseball squads across the world.

Whether owners realize it or not, their perception of players is often sculpted by the site’s default rankings. If they entered the draft thinking Justin Verlander is a savvy choice with the No. 1 pick, they’ll probably think again when they see he’s slated as a late first-rounder.

That makes it crucial for serious fantasy gamers to research on their own and scour the Internet for as many different opinions as possible.

Most drafts will occur on the same few websites that carry substantial power in determining how we draft our fantasy teams.

So let’s take three of the main fantasy forces to task by identifying three players from each position whose overall ranking differs. One location might make him undraftable by ranking him too high while another rates him so poorly that he becomes a steal.

Note: All statistics, unless otherwise noted, are courtesy of FanGraphs.com.

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