MLB Barometer: End of Season Risers and Fallers

MLB Barometer: End of Season Risers and Fallers

This article is part of our MLB Barometer series.

It's the last Monday of the regular season, which means it's the last MLB Barometer of the season. Every year at the end of the season, I like to take a look at the players whose finish in earned auction value diverged most from their preseason NFBC average draft position. For the earned auction values, which are accurate through Saturday's games, I used a 15-team league with 70 percent of the budget spent on hitters.

I took a subjective look at some season-long risers last week, highlighting the player I was personally impressed with at each position, but this week's somewhat similar exercise will be more data-based. I'll provide the top riser and faller for each round and break down the seasons I found most significant, skipping those that I just discussed last week. Note that for the fallers section, I skipped players who missed more than half the season due to injury or suspension, though I left in players who fell because they were unable to stick in the majors, as the point of this exercise is to evaluate a player's performance rather than merely remind you that it's no fun when your players get injured. I also cut the fallers section off prior to the reserve rounds, as those are players you're expecting to churn through anyway, so a terrible season isn't notably different from a merely bad one.

Thanks to everyone who read and commented throughout the season. If you want to brag about how you got

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Erik Halterman
Erik Halterman is a Deputy Editor for RotoWire, covering MLB and the KBO.
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