This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
The 2019 MLB season has come to a close, and with it comes the end of my first season at the helm of the MLB Barometer. Thanks to all of you for reading and especially for commenting — most of the fun of this job comes from interacting with the community, as it's a lot more enjoyable to write for actual people than it is to write for the void.
I'll be shaking up the format a bit for this special season wrap-up version of the column. Rather than looking at just 10 risers and fallers, I'll go round-by-round (and later by groups of rounds) to look at which player rose and fell the most compared to their draft position. I'll use each player's preseason NFBC ADP and compare it to his final ranking according to our earned auction values, using a 15-team roto league with the standard 10 categories and 70 percent of the budget spent on hitters. When the biggest faller was injured for most of the season, I'll make a note of that but will discuss the next biggest faller instead, as it's not all that insightful to say that a player who misses most of the season didn't provide much value.
If you managed to snag each of these risers, feel free to brag in the comments. If you wound up with all of these fallers, feel free to brag about that as well.
Riser: Ronald Acuna, OF, Braves: It's hard to