So, because I'm a giant spreadsheet nerd, I took a bit of time and crtl+v -> crtl+c'ed the player data for each team into a big ole spreadsheet to crunch some numbers. More specifically, I used the player scores from the MLS fantasy game to come up with some sort of arbitrary player ratings, based on player score and minutes played (in actuality time played barely mattered, but I didn't know that until the end). The average player (who has seen the field) has played 837 minutes this year, by the way. It was sort of a quick and easy way to "rate" every player in the league but I thought some of the results were interesting, if not perhaps a little obvious. Ratings are more or less average player score across the league = 5 and each individual score = 5 + (player's score - average score)/(standard deviation of all players scores). The easiest way to share it is just to throw up the Google Doc, so here it is. I've thought about adding full stats (i.e. goals and such) as well. I might do that in the near future. MLS Player Ratings For brevity, I'll just put up the Top 25. The only thing that kind of surprised me was how many keepers made the Top 25. Maybe it shouldn't be a surpise though, since one could argue it's the most important role. If one wanted to. I did check out each team's average rating as well, and, for the most part, it mirrored the league table, with the weird exception of Dallas and, kind of now that they're turning around, LA. So, yeah. That's it really. I was just a little pleasently surprised that it wasn't too hard to manipulate a large chunk of player data into some kind of meaningful numbers that some people might find intersting. Feel free to ask questions or tear it all apart as warrented.