RankingsJune 11, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 10

By R.J. White

It’s mid-June and we’re fast approaching the dog days of fantasy baseball. Roto league players must now identify the weak spots on their teams and trade accordingly, before falling too far behind in the standings. Remember that we love to hear from you, so be sure to contact us with your fantasy problems 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
1Joe Mauer1 
2Victor Martinez2 
3Brian McCann3 
4Jorge Posada6 
5Bengie Molina4 
6Russell Martin53 of 17 last week and still no homers
7Matt Wieters8 
8Brandon Inge7 
9Pablo Sandoval910 of 22 with two homers, on the verge of rising
10Mike Napoli13 
11Geovany Soto10 
12Jarrod Saltalamacchia11 
13Jason Varitek15 
14Yadier Molina14 
15John Baker12 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Miguel Cabrera2known for high average, but sub-.200 in last month
3Mark Teixeira3 
4Ryan Howard4 
5Adrian Gonzalez6 
6Prince Fielder7.395 and five HRs in the last two weeks
7Justin Morneau5 
8Kevin Youkilis8 
9Lance Berkman9 
10Adam Dunn10 
11Carlos Pena11 
12Mark Reynolds14 
13Aubrey Huff12 
14Jorge Cantu13 
15Paul Konerko15 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2 
3Brandon Phillips5 
4Dustin Pedroia3 
5Brian Roberts4Eight hits and one SB in two weeks
6Robinson Cano6 
7Chone Figgins8 
8Aaron Hill7 
9Dan Uggla10 
10Alexei Ramirez11 
11Orlando Hudson9 
12Ian StewartNR#1 player the past week, with four HRs and .400+ avg
13Kelly Johnson12 
14Jose Lopez15 
15Ben ZobristNR 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Alex Rodriguez1 
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3David Wright4 
4Evan Longoria3 
5Kevin Youkilis5 
6Ryan Zimmerman6 
7Mark Reynolds8 
8Chipper Jones9hitting about .400 with five HRs the past month
9Michael Young7 
10Chone Figgins11 
11Jorge Cantu10 
12Aubrey Huff12last homer was on May 26, average down to the low .260s
13Russell Branyan15 
14Mike Lowell13 
15Adrian BeltreNR 

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jimmy Rollins2 
3Derek Jeter4 
4Michael Young3 
5Miguel Tejada5 
6Alexei Ramirez6 
7Stephen Drew7 
8J.J. Hardy8last HR over a month ago; hitting sub-.200 last two weeks
9Ben Zobrist15maintaining .300 average, 12 HRs in 148 ABs
10Jhonny Peralta11 
11Troy Tulowitzki9 
12Marco Scutaro13 
13Rafael Furcal12 
14Ryan Theriot14 
15Yunel EscobarNR 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford634 SBs, fourth overall player, second OF behind Ibanez
3Carlos Beltran2 
4Carlos Lee4 
5Jason Bay5 
6Alfonso Soriano3 
7Matt Kemp9 
8Nick Markakis7no runs, HRs, RBIs or SBs in June
9Raul Ibanez11 
10Curtis Granderson10 
11Nelson Cruz17 
12Ichiro Suzuki12 
13Matt Holliday18 
14Adam Dunn14 
15Torii Hunter15 
16B.J. Upton20 
17Hunter Pence27 
18Jacoby Ellsbury13 
19Adam Jones16 
20Nate McLouth19 
21Justin Upton23 
22Johnny Damon22 
23Shane Victorino24 
24Alex Rios25 
25Vladimir Guerrero26 
26Jay Bruce21 
27Jermaine Dye30 
28Bobby Abreu31 
29Jayson Werth29 
30Ryan Ludwick28hasn’t done much since coming back; is he healthy?
31Brad Hawpe32 
32Andre Ethier34a couple of GW shots and he’s back
33Magglio Ordonez37 
34Luke Scott38 
35Shin-Soo Choo40 
36Adam Lind39monster week: .500 and four HRs, quality OF3
37Juan Pierre36 
38Corey Hart33.087 the last week, in danger of falling from the ranks
39Vernon Wells35 
40Jason KubelNR 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Johan Santana1 
2Tim Lincecum2 
3Roy Halladay4 
4Zack Greinke3small hiccup, but still the front-runner for AL Cy
5C.C. Sabathia5 
6Dan Haren6 
7Chad Billingsley8 
8Jake Peavy7 
9Cole Hamels9 
10Justin Verlander10 
11Yovani Gallardo12 
12Felix Hernandez11 
13Javier Vazquez13 
14Josh Beckett14last four starts: 1 ER, 30 Ks
15Josh Johnson17 
16James Shields16 
17Cliff Lee18 
18Jered Weaver20 
19Matt Cain15 
20Chris Carpenter31Cy Young quality stuff right now; #6 SP despite missed time
21Roy Oswalt19 
22Johnny Cueto21 
23Erik Bedard22 
24Derek Lowe24 
25Kevin Slowey26 
26Ted Lilly23 
27Edwin Jackson30six straight QSs; #4 SP overall this season
28Adam Wainwright25 
29Matt Garza27 
30Jon Lester33 
31A.J. Burnett34 
32John Lackey28 
33Ervin Santana37 
34Jair Jurrjens35 
35Aaron Harang38 
36David Price40 
37Joba Chamberlain39 
38Clayton Kershaw32walked three or more batters in each of last six starts
39Wandy Rodriguez29horrible last three times out, ERA jumped over a run last two starts
40Scott Baker42eight flawless innings before struggling in ninth on 6/9
41Chris Young41 
42Zach Duke50 
43Francisco Liriano44 
44Joe Saunders42 
45John Danks36ERA is now above 5.00 after allowing three HRs on 6/5
46Tommy HansonNR 
47Ricky NolascoNR 
48Max ScherzerNR 
49Rick Porcello48 
50Randy Wolf47 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Jonathan Broxton349 Ks in 30 innings, your best closer in baseball
2Francisco Rodriguez4 
3Joe Nathan2 
4Jonathan Papelbon1 
5Heath Bell5 
6Trevor Hoffman7 
7Mariano Rivera6 
8Frank Francisco8 
9Francisco Cordero9 
10Joakim SoriaNR 
11Brian Fuentes10 
12Bobby Jenks12 
13Chad Qualls11two BSs in last four chances, injury concerns mount
14Huston Street14 
15Scott Downs15 
16Ryan Franklin18 
17Brad Lidge13DLed after rankings submitted; pick up Madson!
18Matt Capps16 
19Brian Wilson19 
20Mike Gonzalez17 
21Andrew Bailey26locked down the closer role and thriving
23Fernando Rodney21 
24Kerry Wood20 
25George Sherrill24 
26David Aardsma25 
27Matt Lindstrom22 
28Kevin Gregg23 
29Rafael Soriano30 
30LaTroy HawkinsNR 

 
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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