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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 9

By AquaMan2342

Enjoy the Week 9 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

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1 Joe Mauer 1Simply ridiculous right now
2Victor Martinez2 
3Brian McCann3 
4Bengie Molina4 
5Russell Martin5 
6Jorge PosadaNR Looking good off the DL
7Brandon Inge6 
8Matt WietersNR Patience here will pay off
9Pablo Sandoval9 
10Geovany Soto8 

11

Jarrod Saltalamacchia10 
12John Baker11 
13Mike Napoli7Napoli is officially freezing cold
14Yadier Molina12 
15Jason Varitek15 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3Mark Teixeira3 
4Ryan Howard4 
5Justin Morneau5 
6 Adrian Gonzalez 6On pace for 65 HRs playing in Petco; amazing
7Prince Fielder7 
8Kevin Youkilis10 
9Lance Berkman9 
10Adam Dunn11 Have to believe he won’t keep this average up
11Carlos Pena8Average is falling very fast
12Aubrey Huff14 
13Jorge Cantu13 
14Mark ReynoldsNR Dual eligibility!
15Paul Konerko15 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2 
3Dustin Pedroia3 Counting stats leave room to be desired
4Brian Roberts4 
5Brandon Phillips5 
6Robinson Cano7 Continues to rake
7Aaron Hill6 
8Chone Figgins8 
9Orlando Hudson9 
10Dan Uggla10 
11Alexei Ramirez11 
12Kelly Johnson14 
13Asdrubal Cabrera13 
14Marco Scutaro12Slowing down along with his team

15

Jose Lopez 15Starting to warm up; time to buy in

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Alex Rodriguez1 Kudos to those that bought or held
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3Evan Longoria3 
4David Wright4 
5Kevin Youkilis5 
6Ryan Zimmerman6 Hit a rough patch but should be fine
7Michael Young7 
8 Mark Reynolds 10Still K’ing too much for our liking, but we’ll take the production

9

Chipper Jones8 Heating up with the weather
10Jorge Cantu9 
11Chone Figgins11 
12Aubrey Huff12Not producing in the middle of a dangerous lineup

13

Mike Lowell13 
14Hank Blalock15 
15Russell BranyanNR 

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jimmy Rollins3 
3Michael Young4 
4Derek Jeter6 
5 Miguel Tejada 7Staking his claim to be the mythical #4 SS

6

Alexei Ramirez13 
7Stephen Drew10 
8J.J. Hardy8 
9Troy Tulowitzki9 
10Asdrubal Cabrera14 
11Jhonny Peralta11 
12Rafael Furcal12Disappointing season considering LAD’s team success

13

Marco Scutaro15 
14Ryan TheriotNR 
15Ben ZobristNR Should see full time ABs with Iwamura out

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carlos Beltran2 Here’s to hoping he’s swine flu free
3Alfonso Soriano4 
4Carlos Lee5 
5Jason Bay7 Appearance on Rome show yesterday is ultimate karma (1st inning HR)
6Carl Crawford8 
7Nick Markakis6 
8Josh Hamilton9 
9Matt Kemp10 
10Curtis Granderson11 
11Raul Ibanez12 
12 Ichiro Suzuki 1326 game hitting streak; hopefully the steals will follow

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Jacoby Ellsbury15 
14Adam Dunn18 
15Torii Hunter19 
16Adam Jones20 Probably baseball’s biggest surprise
17Nelson Cruz23 
18Matt Holliday17 
19Nate McLouth21 
20B.J. Upton13 
21Jay Bruce26 
22Johnny Damon24 
23Justin Upton31 
24Shane Victorino25 
25Alex Rios22 
26Vladimir Guerrero27 
27Hunter Pence29 Huge spike in BBs has increased his BA; waiting on power
28Ryan LudwickNR 
29Jayson Werth30 
30Jermaine Dye34 
31Bobby Abreu32 
32Brad Hawpe35 
33Corey Hart28Usually heats up come July or so; might be a good time to get him

34

Andre Ethier33 
35Vernon Wells37 
36Juan Pierre38 Dodgers’ MVP?
37Magglio Ordonez36 
38Luke ScottNR Tiger killer: 10 HRs in 10 career games against DET
39Adam Lind39 
40Shin-Soo Choo40 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Johan Santana1 
2Tim Lincecum2 
3Zack Greinke4 
4Roy Halladay3 
5C.C. Sabathia5 
6Dan Haren7 
7Jake Peavy6 
8Chad Billingsley8 
9Cole Hamels9 Great buy-low right now
10Justin Verlander13 
11Felix Hernandez11 
12Yovani Gallardo12 
13Javier Vazquez14 Quietly putting together a great season
14Josh Beckett10 
15Matt Cain19 
16James Shields15 
17Josh Johnson18 Owns the Mets (and almost everyone else)
18Cliff Lee16 
19Roy Oswalt17 
20Jered Weaver22 
21Johnny Cueto21 
22Erik Bedard20 
23Ted Lilly25 
24Derek Lowe24 
25Adam Wainwright29 
26Kevin Slowey33 Starting to look like Minny’s ace
27Matt Garza31 
28John Lackey27 
29Wandy Rodriguez26 
30 Edwin Jackson 35 Only Grienke has a better ERA in the AL

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Chris CarpenterNR 
32Clayton Kershaw37 
33Jon Lester23 
34A.J. Burnett36 
35Jair Jurrjens38 
36John Danks34 
37Ervin Santana30 Owners are worried he still might be hurt

38

Aaron Harang32 
39Joba Chamberlain30 
40David PriceNR 40 might be conservative given his potential
41Chris Young39 
42Joe Saunders43 
43Ryan Dempster46 
44Francisco Liriano40 
45Chris Volstad45 
46Paul Maholm41 
47Randy Wolf48 
48Rick PorcelloNR Can he continue his May hot streak?
49Carlos ZambranoNR 
50Zack Duke47 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Jonathan Papelbon1 
2Joe Nathan3 
3Jonathan Broxton2 
4Francisco Rodriguez4 
5Heath Bell5 
6Mariano Rivera6 
7 Trevor Hoffman 7Best signing of the off-season?

8

Frank Francisco9 
9Francisco Cordero8 
10Brian Fuentes10 
11Chad Qualls11 
12Bobby Jenks13 
13Brad Lidge12Not the same Lidge as last year

14

Huston Street14 
15Scott Downs15 
16Matt Capps19 Returned quicker than expected and looks fine
17Mike Gonzalez16 
18Ryan Franklin17 
19Brian Wilson18 
20Kerry Wood22 
21Fernando Rodney20 Still looking good
23Matt Lindstrom21 
24Kevin Gregg25 
25George Sherrill26 
26David Aardsma23 
27Andrew Bailey29 
28Carlos Marmol27 
29Joel HanrahanNR 
30Juan Cruz24 Will quickly disappear from these rankings next week

 

 
Steven Lorenz is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. You can catch up with Steven in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of AquaMan2342.
 
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