RankingsMay 7, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 5

By rookies and cream

Enjoy this week’s rankings and as always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to post in the forums.

Note: Our rankings do not include any player that is currently on the DL or in the minors.

Catchers

RankPlayerComments
1Victor Martinez 
2Joe Mauer 
3Russell Martin 
4Geovany Sotopicking it up a bit lately but still slugging only .200
5Bengie Molina 
6Chris Iannetta 
7Pablo Sandoval 
8Mike Napolion fire right now and getting ABs at DH with Vlad on DL
9Brandon Inge 
10Yadier Molina 
11John Baker 
12Kelly Shoppach 
13Jarrod Saltalamacchia 
14Jesus Flores 
15Gerald Laird 


First Basemen

RankPlayerComments
1Albert Pujols 
2Miguel Cabrera 
3Ryan Howard 
4Mark Teixeira 
5Prince Fielder 
6Lance Berkman 
7Justin Morneau 
8Kevin Youkilis 
9Adrian Gonzalez 
10Carlos Penaon pace for 63 HRs and 162 RBIs with .663 SLG
11Joey Votto 
12Adam Dunn 
13Jorge Cantu 
14Paul Konerko 
15Chris Davison pace for 38 HRs but .200 BA and 250+ Ks not very good

Second Basemen

RankPlayerComments
1Ian Kinsler 
2Chase Utley 
3Dustin Pedroia 
4Brandon Phillips 
5Brian Roberts 
6Robinson Cano 
7Dan Uggla 
8Alexei Ramirez 
9 Rickie Weeksgood power numbers and on pace for 100+ runs and RBIs
10Chone Figgins 
11Aaron Hill 
12Jose Lopez 
13 Kelly Johnsonstarted off season OK but now in tailspin and losing PT
14Orlando Hudson 
15Howie Kendrick 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerComments
1Miguel Cabrera 
2David Wright 
3Evan Longoria 
4Kevin Youkilis 
5 Aramis Ramirezonly 6 games played and hasn’t hit a HR since mid-April
6Chipper Jones 
7Jorge Cantu 
8Michael Young 
9Aubrey Huff 
10 Ryan Zimmerman2+ hits in 5 of last 8 games played
11Chone Figgins 
12Garrett Atkins 
13Chris Davis 
14Mark Reynolds 
15Mike Lowell 

Shortstops

RankPlayerComments
1Hanley Ramirez 
2Jose Reyes 
3 Jimmy Rollinsneeds to start producing or will drop out of top 3
4 Michael Young5-cat stud should not be platooned with Clint Barmes
5Derek Jeter 
6Rafael Furcal 
7Troy Tulowitzki 
8Alexei Ramirez 
9Jhonny Peralta 
10J.J. Hardy 
11Miguel Tejada 
12Marco Scutoro 
13Jason Bartlett 
14Felipe Lopez 
15Asdrubal Cabrera 

Outfielders

RankPlayerComments
1Grady Sizemore 
2Ryan Braun 
3 Carlos Beltranhas been on base every game this season
4Alfonso Soriano 
5Carlos Quentin 
6Carlos Lee 
7Nick Markakis 
8Manny Ramirez 
9Matt Kemp 
10Carl Crawford 
11Curtis Granderson 
12Jason Bay 
13Matt Holliday 
14 B.J. Upton6 SBs are nice but poor BA and 0 HRs very disappointing
15Alex Rios 
16Ryan Ludwick 
17Ichiro Suzuki 
18Jacoby Ellsbury 
19Corey Hart 
20Nate McLouth 
21Shane Victorino 
22Adam Dunn 
23Bobby Abreu 
24Nelson Cruz 
25 Magglio Ordonezpedestrian numbers and now being moved down lineup
26Andre Ethier 
27Hunter Pence 
28Raul Ibanez 
29Torii Hunter 
30Adam Jones 
31Jay Bruce 
32Jermaine Dye 
33Vernon Wells 
34 Adam Lindproducing like a top 5 OF thus far
35Johnny Damon 
36Jayson Werth 
37Brad Hawpe 
38Justin Upton 
39Jason Kubel 
40Dexter Fowler 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerComments
1Johan Santana 
2Tim Lincecum 
3C.C. Sabathia 
4Roy Halladay 
5 Dan Harennumbers so far better than everyone except Greinke
6Zack Greinke 
7Chad Billingsley 
8Jake Peavy 
9Josh Beckett 
10Cole Hamels 
11Felix Hernandez 
12James Shields 
13Yovani Gallardo 
14Roy Oswalt 
15 Scott Kazmirnot good lately; has given up 6 ERs in 3 of last 4 starts
16Javier Vazquez 
17Jon Lester 
18A.J. Burnett 
19John Danks 
20Cliff Lee 
21Erik Bedard 
22Matt Cain 
23Josh Johnson 
24Francisco Liriano 
25Adam Wainwright 
26 Justin Verlander20 Ks and only 1 ER in last 2 starts
27Rich Harden 
28Joba Chamberlain 
29Matt Garza 
30Ted Lilly 
31 Ricky Nolasco7.03 ERA/1.62 WHIP very disappointing
32Derek Lowe 
33Edinson Volquez 
34Kevin Slowey 
35Gil Meche 
36Aaron Harang 
37Johnny Cueto 
38Chris Young 
39Carlos Zambrano 
40Ryan Dempster 
41Jered Weaver 
42Clayton Kershaw 
43Max Scherzer 
44Zack Duke 
45Wandy Rodriguez 
46Paul Maholm 
47Jair Jurrjens 
48Andy Pettitte 
49Kyle Lohse 
50Kevin Millwood 

Relievers

RankPlayerComments
1Jonathan Papelbon 
2Joe Nathan 
3Francisco Rodriguez 
4Mariano Rivera 
5Joakim Soria 
6Brad Lidge 
7Jonathan Broxton 
8Heath Bell 
9 Frank Franciscoon pace for 50+ saves and has not allowed ER this year
10Kerry Wood 
11Bobby Jenks 
12Francisco Cordero 
13Brian Fuentes 
14 Matt Cappsprogressively worse last 3 games and now has bum elbow
15Mike Gonzalez 
16Brian Wilson 
17Chad Qualls 
18Trevor Hoffman 
19Fernando Rodney 
20Matt Lindstrom 
21Kevin Gregg 
23Scott Downs 
24Carlos Marmol 
24Huston Street 
25Ryan Franklin 
26Brad Ziegler 
27Troy Percival 
28David Aardsma 
29George Sherrill 
30LaTroy Hawkins 

 
Steven Lorenz and Bryan Freilich are two of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. You can catch up with Steven and Bryan in the Cafe's forums where they post under the names AquaMan2342 and rookies and cream, respectively.
 
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