RankingsMay 21, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 7

By R.J. White

Enjoy the Week 7 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 Mauer2Newfound power stroke is very impressive
3Brian McCann3 
4Bengie Molina5 
5Russell Martin4Still homerless, though average is up
6Mike Napoli7 
7Brandon Inge10 
8Geovany Soto6 
9Pablo Sandoval9 
10Chris Iannetta8 
11Jarrod Saltalamacchia13 
12Yadier Molina11 
13John Baker12 
14Kurt SuzukiNR 
15Ivan RodriguezNR 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3Ryan Howard3 
4Mark Teixeira4Tex’s power returned with A-Rod: six HRs in last two weeks
5Adrian Gonzalez10 
6Justin Morneau6 
7Prince Fielder5 
8Carlos Pena8 
9Lance Berkman7 
10Adam Dunn11 
11Jorge Cantu12 
12Joey Votto13Numbers still good, but health has owners scared
13Chris Davis15 
14Aubrey HuffNR 
15Paul Konerko14 

 
Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Ian Kinsler1 
2Chase Utley2 
3Dustin Pedroia3 
4Brian Roberts4 
5Brandon Phillips6 
6Aaron Hill7 
7Robinson Cano5 
8Orlando Hudson11 
9Chone Figgins9Last two weeks: eight SBs and .315 average
10Dan Uggla8Always lived with low average, but .200 is low even for him
11Marco ScutaroNR 
12Alexei Ramirez12 
13Jose Lopez13 
14Ian StewartNR 
15Asdrubal CabreraNR 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Miguel Cabrera1 
2Evan Longoria2 
3David Wright314 hits in last 22 ABs, with five steals to boot
4Alex Rodriguez4 
5Ryan Zimmerman8 
6Michael Young7 
7Chipper Jones9 
8Jorge Cantu6 
9Chris Davis12 
10Aubrey Huff10 
11Chone Figgins11 
12Mark Reynolds13 
13Mike Lowell14 
14Hank BlalockNR 
15Garrett Atkins15A Rockies hitter with a .194 average?

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jose Reyes2 
3Jimmy Rollins3 
4Michael Young4 
5Derek Jeter5 
6Troy Tulowitzki6 
7J.J. Hardy7 
8Miguel Tejada10 
9Jason Bartlett13#1 shortstop: .379 average, five HRs, 12 SBs
10Rafael Furcal8No one expected Furcal to have only three steals at this point
11Jhonny Peralta9 
12Stephen DrewNR 
13Asdrubal Cabrera15 
14Marco Scutoro12 
15Ryan Theriot14 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Grady Sizemore22/23 last week, though did add a HR and SB
3Carlos Beltran3 
4Alfonso Soriano4 
5Carlos Lee5 
6Nick Markakis6 
7Carl Crawford8 
8Jason Bay10 
9Matt Kemp9 
10Josh Hamilton12 
11Curtis Granderson11 
12B.J. Upton18 
13Carlos Quentin7White Sox should put Quentin and injured foot on DL
14Ichiro Suzuki16 
15Jacoby Ellsbury17 
16Matt Holliday13 
17Alex Rios14 
18Raul Ibanez27#1 outfielder: 14 HRs and a .347 average
19Adam Dunn21 
20Corey Hart19 
21Nate McLouth20 
22Shane Victorino22 
23Adam Jones26 
24Jay Bruce28 
25Torii Hunter32Five SBs last week puts him on a 30/30 pace
26Johnny Damon31 
27Andre Ethier25 
28Bobby Abreu23 
29Nelson Cruz24 
30Jayson Werth35 
31Hunter Pence29 
32Jermaine Dye34 
33Adam Lind33 
34Magglio Ordonez30 
35Justin Upton36 
36Brad Hawpe38 
37Vernon Wells37 
38Shin-Soo ChooNR 
39Jason Kubel39 
40Juan PierreNR 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Johan Santana1 
2Tim Lincecum2 
3Roy Halladay4 
4CC Sabathia3 
5Zach Greinke5 
6Dan Haren6 
7Chad Billingsley7 
8Jake Peavy8 
9Cole Hamels9 
10Josh Beckett10 
11Felix Hernandez12 
12Yovani Gallardo13 
13James Shields11 
14Javier Vazquez16 
15Roy Oswalt14 
16Cliff Lee18Seven straight quality starts, though giving up too many hits
17Justin Verlander23 
18Josh Johnson21 
19Erik Bedard22 
20Matt Cain20 
21Scott Kazmir15Seven ERs allowed in back-to-back outings, so buy low if brave
22Jon Lester19Great K/BB, but horrible ratios thus far; he’s better than this
23Ervin SantanaNR 
24Rich Harden27 
25Joba Chamberlain28 
26Ted Lilly30 
27Derek Lowe31 
28John Danks17 
29A.J. Burnett24 
30Johnny Cueto33 
31Jered Weaver38He (and Saunders) held down the fort admirably
32Edinson Volquez32 
33John LackeyNR 
34Adam Wainwright26 
35Francisco Liriano25Must get the walks in check to regain value
36Wandy Rodriguez39Sub 2.00 ERA and 53/16 K/BB should garner more attention
37Matt Garza29 
38Aaron Harang37 
39Kevin Slowey36 
40Gil Meche35 
41Clayton Kershaw42 
42Ricky Nolasco34 
43Edwin Jackson45 
44Chris Young40 
45Ryan Dempster41 
46Jair Jurrjens43 
47Scott BakerNR 
48Randy WolfNR 
49Joe Saunders44 
50Paul Maholm46 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrevComments
1Jonathan Papelbon1 
2Joe Nathan2 
3Francisco Rodriguez3 
4Jonathan Broxton4 
5Mariano Rivera6 
6Heath Bell5 
7Brad Lidge7 
8Trevor Hoffman16No walks, three hits allowed overall; last six saves were perfect
9Bobby Jenks10 
10Francisco Cordero11 
11Chad Qualls14 
12Brian Fuentes12 
13Mike Gonzalez13 
14Kerry Wood9One save, two blown saves since May 2
15Huston Street21Zero ERs since April 24, Street is running away with closer job
16Brian Wilson17 
17Matt Capps15Ugly May: 10 ERs in 7.2 innings
18Ryan Franklin25 
19Scott Downs23 
20Fernando Rodney18 
21Matt Lindstrom29 
22Kevin Gregg20 
23George Sherrill27 
24Juan Cruz28 
25Troy Percival26 
26David AardsmaNR 
27Carlos Marmol22 
28LaTroy Hawkins29 
29C.J. WilsonNR 
30Andrew BaileyNR 

 
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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