This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.
We've somehow made it to the end of what I hope will be the strangest baseball season of my lifetime. Thank you all for reading throughout the year. It was quite comforting to be back in the familiar rhythms of the fantasy baseball community following months of uncertainty while we all waited to see whether or not the league would return at all.
For the final MLB Barometer of the season, I'll be repeating an exercise I performed at the end of last season. I'll go round-by-round (and later by groups of rounds) to examine which players rose or fell the most in our earned auction values compared to their NFBC ADP, using only drafts from the final month before the season. For the earned auction values, I've used standard NFBC settings (a 15-team roto league with the 10 typical categories), with 70 percent of the budget spent on hitters. If a player's fall was due to missing at least half the season to injury, I'll note that but discuss another player instead.
Feel free to brag in the comments about how many of these overperformers you managed to grab. If you managed to draft most of the underperformers and need a shoulder to cry on, I'm here for you as well.
Riser: Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland: It's hard to overperform when you're drafted in the first round. It's hard to even live up to expectations when you start from such a high point, though