Every baseball fan has his or her own list of the best players in the major leagues.
We opine, argue and kick back to watch the results—'tis the life of a sports fan.
What follows is my list of the best MLB players, approximately as it would have looked before the 2011 season began. It's far from authoritative, even in my own head—if I were to do this again tomorrow, I'd probably shuffle a couple guys around—but I think my rankings are fairly good estimations.
I then graded each player based on his performance in the 2011 season, from 'A+'—the likely MVPs—to 'F'—anyone who has been below replacement value (WAR under zero) automatically flunked my class.
School's out, kids. Now, let's see your grades.