RankingsMay 14, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 6

By R.J. White

Enjoy Week 6’s rankings and as always, if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, don’t hesitate to post in the forums or e-mail us at fbcmailbag@gmail.com.

Note: Our rankings do not include any player that was on the DL or in the minors at the time the rankings were submitted.

Catchers

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Victor Martinez1 
2Joe Mauer2 
3Brian McCannNR 
4Russell Martin3 
5Bengie Molina5Trade value is high, see what you can get
6Geovany Soto4 
7Mike Napoli8 
8Chris Iannetta6 
9Pablo Sandoval7 
10Brandon Inge9 
11Yadier Molina10 
12John Baker11 
13Jarrod Saltalamacchia13 
14Kelly Shoppach12Where’s the power? 2008 was an outlier
15Jesus Flores14 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3Ryan Howard3 
4Mark Teixeira4 
5Prince Fielder5 
6Justin Morneau7 
7Lance Berkman6Four hits on 5/13; .200+ avg for first time in three weeks
8Carlos Pena10 
9Kevin Youkilis8 
10Adrian Gonzalez9 
11Adam Dunn12.310? What have you done with Adam Dunn?
12Jorge Cantu13 
13Joey Votto11 
14Paul Konerko14 
15Chris Davis15 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Ian Kinsler1 
2Chase Utley2 
3Dustin Pedroia3 
4Brian Roberts5 
5Robinson Cano6 
6Brandon Phillips4 
7Aaron Hill11Contending to be reclassified as an elite 2B
8Dan Uggla7 
9Chone Figgins10 
10Rickie Weeks9 
11Orlando Hudson14 
12Alexei Ramirez8Last week’s benching hasn’t helped the numbers yet
13Jose Lopez12 
14Howie Kendrick15 
15Kelly Johnson13 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Miguel Cabrera1 
2Evan Longoria3 
3David Wright2 
4Alex RodriguezNR 
5Kevin Youkilis4 
6Jorge Cantu7 
7Michael Young8 
8Ryan Zimmerman10Zimm went streaking for over a month, solidly second-tier
9Chipper Jones6 
10Aubrey Huff9 
11Chone Figgins11 
12Chris Davis13 
13Mark Reynolds14 
14Mike Lowell15 
15Garrett Atkins12No hits in 23 ABs before Thursday’s game

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jose Reyes2 
3Jimmy Rollins3 
4Michael Young4 
5Derek Jeter5 
6Troy Tulowitzki7 
7J.J. Hardy10Hit safely in 9 of 10 May games; may have turned corner
8Rafael Furcal6.244 and 3 SBs to date wasn’t worth that mid-round pick
9Jhonny Peralta9 
10Miguel Tejada11 
11Alexei Ramirez8 
12Marco Scutoro12 
13Jason Bartlett13 
14Ryan TheriotNR 
15Asdrubal Cabrera15 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Ryan Braun2 
2Grady Sizemore1 
3Carlos Beltran3 
4Alfonso Soriano4 
5Carlos Lee6 
6Nick Markakis7 
7Carlos Quentin5 
8Carl Crawford10 
9Matt Kemp9 
10Jason Bay12 
11Curtis Granderson11 
12Josh HamiltonNR 
13Matt Holliday13 
14Alex Rios15 
15Ryan Ludwick16 
16Ichiro Suzuki17 
17Jacoby Ellsbury18 
18B.J. Upton14His brother is playing better, by far
19Corey Hart19 
20Nate McLouth20 
21Adam Dunn22 
22Shane Victorino21 
23Bobby Abreu23 
24Nelson Cruz24 
25Andre Ethier26 
26Adam Jones30.370, 8 HRs, 3 SBs means Jones has arrived as a star
27Raul Ibanez28 
28Jay Bruce31 
29Hunter Pence27 
30Magglio Ordonez25Rumors swirl that Maggs might be released if he doesn’t improve
31Johnny Damon35 
32Torii Hunter29 
33Adam Lind34 
34Jermaine Dye32 
35Jayson Werth36Fantasy gold in middle rounds: .299 with 6 HRs and 7 SBs
36Justin Upton38 
37Vernon Wells33 
38Brad Hawpe37 
39Jason Kubel39 
40Nyjer MorganNR 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Johan Santana1 
2Tim Lincecum2 
3CC Sabathia3 
4Roy Halladay4 
5Zack Greinke6Hot doesn’t even begin to describe it
6Dan Haren5 
7Chad Billingsley7 
8Jake Peavy8 
9Cole Hamels10 
10Josh Beckett9Ks are there, only walks are a little high; be patient
11James Shields12 
12Felix Hernandez11 
13Yovani Gallardo13 
14Roy Oswalt14 
15Scott Kazmir15 
16Javier Vazquez16 
17John Danks19 
18Cliff Lee20Has tossed six consecutive quality starts
19Jon Lester17 
20Matt Cain22 
21Josh Johnson23 
22Erik Bedard21 
23Justin Verlander26Last three: 3-0, 1 ER, 5 BBs, 31 Ks
24A.J. Burnett18Gettin’ knocked around after big payday
25Francisco Liriano24 
26Adam Wainwright25 
27Rich Harden27 
28Joba Chamberlain28 
29Matt Garza29 
30Ted Lilly30 
31Derek Lowe32 
32Edinson Volquez33 
33Johnny Cueto37 
34Ricky Nolasco31Far too hittable this season; something’s wrong
35Gil Meche35 
36Kevin Slowey34 
37Aaron Harang36 
38Jered Weaver41 
39Wandy Rodriguez45Legitimate, and Houston’s new ace?
40Chris Young38Bouncing between great and abysmal makes H2H owners scream
41Ryan Dempster40 
42Clayton Kershaw42 
43Jair Jurrjens47 
44Joe SaundersNR 
45Edwin JacksonNR 
46Paul Maholm46 
47Zack Duke44 
48Andy Pettitte48 
49Mark BuerhleNR 
50Kevin Millwood50 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Jonathan Papelbon1 
2Joe Nathan2 
3Francisco Rodriguez3 
4Jonathan Broxton7 
5Heath Bell8 
6Mariano Rivera4Two saves in three weeks, three scoreless outings in last six
7Brad Lidge6 
8Frank Francisco9 
9Kerry Wood10 
10Bobby Jenks11 
11Francisco Cordero12 
12Brian Fuentes13 
13Mike Gonzalez15 
14Chad Qualls1716/2 K/BB ratio shows how good Qualls is in the ninth
15Matt Capps14 
16Trevor Hoffman18 
17Brian Wilson16 
18Fernando Rodney19 
19Matt Lindstrom20 
20Kevin Gregg21 
21Huston Street24 
22Carlos Marmol23 
23Scott Downs22 
24Brandon MorrowNR 
25Ryan Franklin25 
26Troy Percival27 
27George Sherrill29 
28Juan CruzNR 
29LaTroy Hawkins30 
30Rafael SorianoNR 

 
R.J. White (or daullaz) has been actively involved in fantasy sports for over 14 years, making him an addict at this point. He loves writing, the Atlanta Braves, music, the Buffalo Bills, theatre, the Philadelphia Eagles, his family, and the number 42, though not in that order.
 
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