RankingsMarch 22, 2006


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Positional Rankings

By Arlo Vander

Rankings compiled by a fantasy expert are nice, but it’s often not wise to rely too heavily on just one person’s opinion. That’s why we asked not just one, but nine fantasy pros to share their 2006 cheat sheets with us, allowing us to create a composite list incorporating each expert’s views. In doing so, a far more objective ranking can be compiled then by simply relying on one expert’s opinion.

Please note that this is a tool for draft preparation; it will not be updated throughout the season. Note also that standard 5×5 scoring was assumed for these rankings.

Each player was assigned a rank by all nine rankers; the lower this score compared with other players at the same position, the better. Average rank indicates the average of the scores assigned to a player by each person.

C  1B  2B  3B  SS  OF  SP  RP

CATCHERSAvg Rank
Victor Martinez1.00
Joe Mauer2.44
Jason Varitek2.56
Javy Lopez5.11
Jorge Posada5.56
Ramon Hernandez6.22
Ivan Rodriguez6.44
Michael Barrett9.44
A.J. Pierzynski9.78
Kenji Johjima10.22
Bengie Molina10.67
Jason Kendall12.78
Paul Loduca14.67
Mike Piazza14.89
Brian Mccann15.33
Rod Barajas16.89
Mike Lieberthal17.11
Josh Willingham18.22
Johnny Estrada18.33
Ryan Doumit21.00
Brian Schneider22.00
Jason Larue22.00
Yadier Molina22.78
Toby Hall23.00
Yorvit Torrealba23.56
John Buck23.56
Jeff Mathis24.56
Damian Miller25.22
Javier Valentn25.33
Gregg Zaun25.44
Gerald Laird25.56
Miguel Olivo25.78
Dioner Navarro25.78
Mike Matheny25.78

 

FIRST BASEMENAvg Rank
Albert Pujols1.00
Mark Teixeira2.22
David Ortiz3.22
Derrek Lee4.44
Todd Helton4.89
Lance Berkman6.11
Carlos Delgado8.00
Paul Konerko8.56
Adam Dunn9.67
Chase Utley10.56
Richie Sexson10.89
Ryan Howard11.78
Jim Thome14.22
Jason Giambi14.89
Aubrey Huff15.56
Chad Tracy16.67
Jeff Kent18.67
Justin Morneau19.00
Prince Fielder20.00
Chris Shelton20.56
Mike Sweeney20.67
Shea Hillenbrand21.56
Brad Wilkerson21.78
Lyle Overbay22.89
Nick Johnson24.22
Jay Gibbons24.33
Sean Casey24.67
Dan Johnson25.00
Casey Kotchman25.11
Mike Jacobs25.33
Nick Swisher25.44
Shawn Green25.44
Nomar Garciaparra25.67
Adam LaRoche25.89

 

SECOND BASEMENAvg Rank
Chase Utley1.44
Chone Figgins2.22
Alfonso Soriano3.11
Jeff Kent4.22
Marcus Giles4.78
Jorge Cantu6.11
Brian Roberts7.56
Rickie Weeks9.00
Tadahito Iguchi9.22
Robinson Cano11.89
Ryan Freel12.78
Mark Loretta13.00
Felipe Lopez13.56
Placido Polanco14.67
Craig Biggio16.00
Mark Ellis16.67
Ronnie Belliard17.22
Mike Lowell18.78
Bill Hall19.22
Jose Vidro20.89
Ray Durham21.22
Adam Kennedy21.44
Luis Castillo21.56
Luis A. Gonzalez22.78
Orlando Hudson23.22
Ian Kinsler24.89
Jose Lopez25.11
Todd Walker25.11
Craig Counsell25.11
Mark Grudzielanek25.22
Chris Burke25.22
Jose Castillo25.33
Junior Spivey25.44
Kaz Matsui25.56

 

THIRD BASEMENAvg Rank
Alex Rodriguez1.00
David Wright2.56
Miguel Cabrera2.56
Aramis Ramirez4.67
Chone Figgins5.00
Eric Chavez5.78
Hank Blalock8.56
Scott Rolen8.56
Morgan Ensberg9.67
Chipper Jones10.00
Troy Glaus11.44
Jorge Cantu11.67
Melvin Mora11.67
Adrian Beltre13.22
Garrett Atkins16.44
Nomar Garciaparra16.56
Shea Hillenbrand17.11
Mike Lowell19.22
Ryan Freel20.67
Pedro Feliz21.44
Joe Crede22.56
Bill Hall22.67
Placido Polanco22.89
Edwin Encarnacion23.22
Chad Tracy23.56
Aaron Boone23.78
Ryan Zimmerman24.78
Kevin Youkilis25.11
Brandon Inge25.33
Bill Mueller25.44
Luis A. Gonzalez25.44
Andy Marte25.67
Corey Koskie25.78
Dallas McPherson25.78

 

SHORTSTOPSAvg Rank
Michael Young1.33
Miguel Tejada1.78
Jose Reyes3.78
Derek Jeter4.00
Jimmy Rollins4.33
Rafael Furcal6.00
Jhonny Peralta7.44
Felipe Lopez8.89
Julio Lugo9.33
Edgar Renteria11.11
Bobby Crosby11.78
Clint Barmes12.22
Nomar Garciaparra13.00
Carlos Guillen14.00
David Eckstein16.00
Orlando Cabrera16.67
Juan Uribe18.11
Khalil Greene18.56
Bill Hall19.44
J.J. Hardy20.89
Mark Ellis21.22
Omar Vizquel22.89
Angel Berroa23.11
B.J. Upton24.00
Russ Adams24.00
Luis A. Gonzalez24.33
Adam Everett24.44
Jack Wilson24.89
Stephen Drew25.00
Aaron Hill25.11
Hanley Ramirez25.22
Ian Kinsler25.44
Craig Counsell25.56
Alex Gonzalez25.56

 

OUTFIELDERSAvg Rank
Vladimir Guerrero1.22
Manny Ramirez2.67
Miguel Cabrera3.56
Carl Crawford3.67
Bobby Abreu4.56
Jason Bay7.11
Gary Sheffield8.78
Ichiro Suzuki8.78
Lance Berkman9.67
Carlos Beltran10.00
Chone Figgins11.56
Andruw Jones13.33
Hideki Matsui13.56
Carlos Lee13.89
Grady Sizemore15.11
Barry Bonds18.11
Johnny Damon18.22
Juan Pierre19.11
Vernon Wells19.11
Adam Dunn19.67
Scott Podsednik22.00
Matt Holliday22.67
Coco Crisp24.56
Pat Burrell24.67
Jim Edmonds25.89
Aubrey Huff26.00
Brian Giles28.44
Randy Winn29.44
Ken Griffey Jr.30.11
J.D. Drew33.33
Cliff Floyd33.44
Chad Tracy33.89
Torii Hunter35.22
Magglio Ordonez35.89
Jonny Gomes36.56
Jeff Francoeur37.11
Aaron Rowand38.44
Willy Taveras38.78
Geoff Jenkins40.67
Rocco Baldelli40.67
Jeremy Hermida41.33
Brad Wilkerson42.89
Kevin Mench42.89
Ryan Freel43,67
Jermaine Dye43.89
Moises Alou44.22
Shawn Green46.33
Jay Gibbons47.33
Austin Kearns47.56
Craig Monroe47.56
Raul Ibanez47.56
Preston Wilson48.00
Jason Lane48.11
Jacque Jones48.33
Milton Bradley48.44
Jose Guillen48.56
Brady Clark48.78
Nick Swisher49.11
Wily Mo Pena49.11
Corey Patterson49.22
Garrett Anderson49.78
Joey Gathright50.00
Emil Brown50.11
Trot Nixon50.11
Luis Gonzalez50.22
David DeJesus50.44
Kenny Lofton50.56
Jeromy Burnitz50.67
Reggie Sanders50.67

 

STARTING PITCHERSAvg Rank
Johan Santana1.00
Pedro Martinez3.00
Jake Peavy3.11
Roy Oswalt5.00
Roy Halladay5.67
Ben Sheets7.33
Randy Johnson7.67
Chris Carpenter7.78
Carlos Zambrano8.89
Rich Harden9.22
Mark Prior10.00
Felix Hernandez13.78
Dontrelle Willis13.78
John Smoltz14.00
Mark Buehrle16.56
Jason Schmidt16.67
Andy Pettitte18.22
Josh Beckett20.56
Barry Zito21.89
John Patterson22.67
Bartolo Colon23.11
Roger Clemens23.22
Brett Myers25.22
A.J. Burnett25.89
Curt Schilling26.33
Brandon Webb27.11
John Lackey27.67
Tim Hudson27.89
C.C. Sabathia32.00
Doug Davis35.00
Cliff Lee35.56
Freddy Garcia36.89
Zach Duke37.00
Mark Mulder39.11
Noah Lowry39.33
Dan Haren39.44
Javier Vazquez40.00
Jose Contreras40.22
Jeremy Bonderman40.67
Scott Kazmir40.89
Joe Blanton41.78
Kelvim Escobar44.00
Matt Cain45.11
Livan Hernandez46.00
Derek Lowe47.50
Kevin Millwood48.22
Oliver Perez48.78
Chris Young49.22
Mike Mussina49.67
Kerry Wood50.11
Jon Garland51.67
Brad Radke51.67
Matt Morris51.78
Francisco Liriano52.22
Chris Capuano52.33
Matt Clement53.44
Odalis Perez54.11
Erik Bedard54.33
Jon Lieber55.11
Brad Penny55.11
Jeff Weaver55.33
Greg Maddux55.89
Jake Westbrook57.22
Aaron Harang57.67
Jarrod Washburn58.00
Ervin Santana58.11

 

RELIEF PITCHERSAvg Rank
Mariano Rivera1.78
Brad Lidge2.67
Francisco Rodriguez2.78
Billy Wagner4.00
Joe Nathan4.22
Huston Street6.56
B.J. Ryan7.11
Chad Cordero8.67
Eric Gagne9.33
Jason Isringhausen9.44
Trevor Hoffman11.67
Francisco Cordero13.11
Derrick Turnbow14.00
Armando Benitez16.00
Tom Gordon16.22
Bobby Jenks17.44
Brian Fuentes18.44
Eddie Guardado18.89
Jose Valverde18.89
Mike Gonzalez19.22
Bob Wickman21.11
Keith Foulke21.11
Ryan Dempster21.44
Todd Jones23.11
Chad Orvella24.44
Chris Ray25.11
Mike MacDougal27.56
Chris Reitsma30.89
Joe Borowski31.44
Scott Linebrink31.44
Scot Shields31.56
David Weathers32.56
Juan Rincon33.44
Travis Bowyer33.89
Kyle Farnsworth34.11
Dustin Hermanson34.56
Mike Timlin34.56
Joey Devine34.67
Craig Hansen35.11
Justin Duchscherer35.11
Danys Baez35.22
Rafael Soriano35.22
Aaron Heilman35.44
Jon Papelbon35.44
Ryan Wagner35.44
Latroy Hawkins35.56
Bobby Howry35.67
Dan Wheeler35.78
Rafael Betancourt35.78

Acknowledgments
Many thanks to to the following fantasy veterans for sharing their rankings:

Amazinz, Big Pimpin, Dleoboyd, Kentx12,Madison, MMoNeY24, Ramble2, Raiders_Umpire, Warrick95.

You can catch up with these guys and many other true fantasy experts in the Cafe’s forums.

And extra special thanks once again to Lofunzo, without whose initiative, organizational skills and computations these rankings would never have seen the light of day!

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