RankingsDecember 23, 2006


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Early Rankings

By Adam Lewis

It’s getting to be that time again, the winter meetings are over and the hot stove is running at full throttle. Some leagues are requiring your keepers to be set and your buddy wants to trade you Troy Glaus and a draft pick for Albert Pujols. To make this decision a little easier for you, some Cafe members decided to get together and share their thoughts on where they are ranking players at this point. Rankings are going to change as Spring Training gets closer and trades are made. However, for those of you who need to set those keepers now or get your buddy to stop bothering you about a trade, here are some rankings to help you out. Each position has been ranked and any player who was not ranked by a member was given the last number assigned. We hope this will help some of you, and enjoy!

CatchersAvg RankcSuDPlMBaswbug
Joe Mauer1.01111111111
Victor Martinez2.42223332223
Brian McCann2.73332223342
Jorge Posada5.96495567755
Ramon Hernandez6.045564786312
Kenji Johjima7.297776106578
Ivan Rodriguez7.68812481141164
Russell Martin9.011681015851089
Paul LoDuca9.15104810151181010
Michael Barrett9.6716612741441313
Mike Piazza11.713911131851812117
AJ Pierzynski11.814131499141091214
Jason Varitek12.210141318161291596
Jason Kendall14.118111511141812171411
Johnny Estrada15.217151814111713131717
Miguel Olivo16.212181016171817181818
David Ross16.21617181713918181818
Bengie Molina16.218181815181315141815
Chris Iannetta17.218181618181816181616
Ronny Paulino17.418181718181818161518

 

First BasemenAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Albert Pujols1.01111111111
Ryan Howard2.33222223223
David Ortiz3.1244 442332
Lance Berkman4.34354355455
Travis Hafner4.5 53 536644
Derrek Lee6.66665 69867
Mark Teixeira6.759103694786
Justin Morneau7.17787877578
Paul Konerko8.288769881099
Carlos Delgado10.291298111110111011
Jim Thome11.3 1016 7101491410
Jason Giambi12.4101413 131215121112
Prince Fielder14.215181212121317171313
Adam LaRoche14.713111111181418161718
Todd Helton14.917181810101616141218
Nick Swisher15.212131418141813181814
Richie Sexson15.41818159171811151617
Nick Johnson16.218181713151812181518
Lyle Overbay16.514181814181818131816
Nomar Garciaparra17.018161816181518181815
Adrian Gonzalez17.416171815181818181818
Frank Thomas17.718181818161718181818

Note that Hafner, Thome, and Thomas may not have eligibility at 1B depending on your league settings.
 
 

Second BasemenAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Chase Utley1.01111111111
Robinson Cano3.33442324263
Brian Roberts4.87634883432
Dan Uggla5.562711246359
Rickie Weeks6.4475 1075848
Ray Durham7.28312375105712
Jeff Kent7.55176543151127
Tadahito Iguchi9.698171051187813
Chone Figgins10.9252181892171818
Ian Kinsler11.1161486146176915
Josh Barfield12.4181310816127161014
Brandon Phillips12.6141015141516119184
Marcus Giles13.01311141817131312136
Freddy Sanchez14.41218111818189101218
Howie Kendrick14.61818917181418131110
Luis Castillo14.7189169181812181811
Jorge Cantu14.8101813181217 151416
Jose Lopez15.31812181261818181518
Orlando Hudson15.41816187131814141818
Placido Polanco17.515181816181818181818

Note that Figgins may not have eligibility at 2B depending on your league settings.
 
 

Third BasemenAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Alex Rodriguez1.01111111111
Miguel Cabrera2.52332332232
David Wright2.53223223323
Aramis Ramirez4.44545445544
Garrett Atkins4.65454554455
Troy Glaus7.9967687681012
Ryan Zimmerman8.2876871079128
Scott Rolen8.91198796871410
Chipper Jones10.471812186814696
Eric Chavez11.11212111010913101311
Joe Crede12.2138101413111811618
Chone Figgins13.56161818181891877
Chad Tracy14.01011917141811181814
Hank Blalock14.718101418111815161116
Adrian Beltre14.814151813151710151813
Mike Lowell16.01813189181818121818
Edwin Encarnacion16.018181612181218141618
Melvin Mora16.115181516171812181517
Mark Teahen16.117181311181816171815
Brandon Inge17.018181715181317181818

 

ShortstopsAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Jose Reyes1.11111211111
Miguel Tejada2.82522134324
Derek Jeter3.13374322232
Jimmy Rollins3.74235543443
Michael Young5.45753456658
Hanley Ramirez6.574410785776
Rafael Furcal6.78686677865
Carlos Guillen8.31081078685129
Bill Hall10.699158189119810
Edgar Renteria11.011121691210910912
Felipe Lopez11.5121091218151012107
Orlando Cabrera11.71311111191214111114
Julio Lugo14.416171318181112151311
Stephen Drew15.018131415111816131616
Jhonny Peralta15.918181818101313181518
Omar Vizquel16.118181818131815161413
Bobby Crosby16.614181217151818181818
Freddy Sanchez17.015161718181818141818
Khalil Greene17.218181816161617171818

 

OutfieldersAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Alfonso Soriano1.71112122322
Carlos Beltran2.92536211135
Vladimir Guerrero3.64464534213
Carl Crawford5.263281045941
Lance Berkman5.6527   7 7 
Manny Ramirez6.3371014584147
Jason Bay7.978413869798
Matt Holliday7.91061236836196
Carlos Lee8.381057159105104
Grady Sizemore9.112981091168810
Vernon Wells9.79111111371310139
Andruw Jones11.113129157141111613
Ichiro Suzuki11.9111313911151615511
Jermaine Dye13.71619195121014121119
Bobby Abreu14.715201612221212141212
Johnny Damon16.318171716141717131618
Adam Dunn20.322242130131915201524
Hideki Matsui21.814221540161320244014
Alex Rios22.117141428241623302233
Nick Swisher22.321151827262426162426
Raul Ibanez23.527343214182227172321
Torii Hunter24.625303520212321193220
Magglio Ordonez24.826392222172035182722
Juan Pierre27.228262319404025272816
Chone Figgins27.720273621404018401817
Gary Sheffield28.119182040404022212140
Michael Cuddyer28.131254018404024231723
Jeff Francoeur29.023313437321819383028
JD Drew31.024333331193233283740
Pat Burrell32.830373140234030362635
Rocco Baldelli32.839402640292129254039
Mike Cameron33.340294023353438402529
Brad Hawpe33.840322835282532403840
Delmon Young34.135232540364028344040
Gary Matthews Jr34.136404017254040293638
Juan Rivera34.233402432404040223140
Barry Bonds34.237384040344040262027
Corey Patterson34.440402724302739374040
Eric Byrnes35.740284025404036324036
Dave Roberts37.140354026404040404030
Coco Crisp37.329403040404034404040
Craig Monroe37.940404039333037404040
Jim Edmonds38.240403740404040404025

 

Starting PitchersAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Johan Santana1.01111111111
Chris Carpenter2.72252225232
Roy Oswalt4.13325457363
Roy Halladay5.458363391025
Brandon Webb6.366486414447
Jake Peavy7.47581156213116
John Smoltz8.710911311911698
Carlos Zambrano9.24461371263154
C.C. Sabathia11.511716101681571510
John Lackey13.2910151591020161216
Ben Sheets14.5321810787484011
Scott Kazmir14.781371710251815259
Jason Schmidt17.91214122824181327823
Jered Weaver19.9292892719228192018
Justin Verlander20.313271418131440401014
Dan Haren21.625192125151317172440
Jeremy Bonderman22.819151916172726143540
Mike Mussina23.52629239401139112720
Chris Young23.528112430202010374015
Aaron Harang24.134124014212924122926
Cole Hamels24.916261831282821293913
Matt Cain25.017211732362323323217
Rich Harden25.127172240261512404012
Dontrelle Willis25.321254021141728401631
Felix Hernandez25.522382019233116301937
Barry Zito25.914231340272136401332
Curt Schilling26.64020291233393892224
Bronson Arroyo26.720302622401919244027
Brett Myers27.033163620222430262340
Chris Capuano29.839313124311640202640
Pedro Martinez30.940404040124025181440
Erik Bedard31.531323426294034252836
Randy Johnson32.624402540404035341830
AJ Burnett32.740343037304040213322
Kelvim Escobar33.440373840254027224025
Chien-Ming Wang34.84040403632404040733
John Patterson34.940402840343431334029
Dave Bush35.040244023404040234040
Ervin Santana35.238403240184040403034
Andy Pettitte35.340333739404029403421
Josh Beckett35.640364040352640402138
Derek Lowe36.640404040403033284035
Scott Olsen37.540352734404040404039
Jose Contreras37.830403540393540394040
Josh Johnson37.840403933403240383640
Kevin Millwood38.540404035404037363740
Javier Vazquez39.040404038374040354040

 

Relief PitchersAvg RankcS
u
DPlMB
a
s
w
b
u
g
Joe Nathan1.91322421121
Francisco Rodriguez2.12111116512
BJ Ryan3.85274243434
Mariano Rivera5.3473103341063
Billy Wagner5.43647655846
Huston Street7.9795127687711
Trevor Hoffman8.5688155779812
Takashi Saito9.410595131926205
JJ Putz10.2204133111193208
Chad Cordero12.481416161517101297
Bobby Jenks12.7111010201282015516
Chris Ray13.091562091311191513
Tom Gordon13.9132017208912171310
Francisco Cordero16.515191117202016141815
Brad Lidge16.717201520101619201119
Brian Fuentes16.814131920201820161414
Akinori Otsuka16.912202020202014111220
Todd Jones17.016201620161213201720
Mike Gonzalez17.820111420182020182017
Bob Wickman17.918202020191518131620
Jason Isringhausen18.120201220142017202018

 
 

c = chadlincoln
Su = Suppasonic
D = Deerayfan072
P = Prhood
l = Laxguy8947
M = Mugrila
Ba = Bandit
sw = swyck
bu = buccofan
g = greenandgold

Special thanks to chadlincoln, Suppasonic, Deerayfan072, Prhood, Laxguy8947, Mugrila, Bandit, swyck, buccofan, and greenandGold for ranking the players.

 
Adam is a law student trying to be a sports agent. He is always around the Cafe looking to talk about anything, especially the Devil Rays, and posts under the name of deerayfan072.
 
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