RankingsJune 18, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 11

By rookies and cream

Enjoy the Week 11 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
1Joe Mauer1 
2Victor Martinez2 
3Brian McCann3 
4Jorge Posada4 
5Pablo Sandoval9 Continues to get everyday at bats and now hitting for power
6Bengie Molina5 
7Matt Wieters7 
8Brandon Inge8 
9Russell Martin6 Still no home runs and now slugging under .300
10Geovany Soto11 
11Mike Napoli10 
12Chris IannettaNR 
13Jason Varitek13 
14Jarrod Saltalamacchia12 
15Miguel OlivoNR 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Mark Teixeira3 
3Miguel Cabrera2 
4Ryan Howard4 
5Prince Fielder6 
6Justin Morneau7 
7Adrian Gonzalez5 
8Kevin Youkilis8 
9Lance Berkman9 
10Mark Reynolds12 On pace for 40/30 and has gotten average above .280
11Carlos Pena11 
12Adam Dunn10 
13Jorge Cantu14 Only 1 HR in last 36 games
14Russell BranyanNR 
15Todd HeltonNR 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2 No runs, RBIs, or SBs for 8 games before 2-HR game
3Brandon Phillips3 
4Brian Roberts5 
5Dustin Pedroia4 
6Robinson Cano6 
7Chone Figgins7 
8Aaron Hill8 
9Ben Zobrist15 On fire right now and averaging HR every 12 ABs
10Dan Uggla9 
11Alexei Ramirez10 
12Ian Stewart12 
13Jose Lopez14 
14Orlando Hudson11 
15Mark DeRosaNR 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Alex Rodriguez1 
2David Wright3 Two or more hits in 8 of last 10 games
3Miguel Cabrera2 
4Evan Longoria4 
5Mark Reynolds7 
6Kevin Youkilis5 
7Chipper Jones8 
8Michael Young9 
9Ryan Zimmerman6 
10Chone Figgins10 
11Ian StewartNR 
12Adrian Beltre15 
13Jorge Cantu11 
14Russell Branyan13 
15Aubrey Huff12 Has been disappointment; only 1 HR last 27 games

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jimmy Rollins2 
3Derek Jeter3 
4Miguel Tejada5 
5Michael Young4 
6Alexei Ramirez6 
7Ben Zobrist9 
8Stephen Drew7 
9Troy Tulowitzki11 Three HRs and 3 SBs with OBP of .571 last week
10Jhonny Peralta10 
11Yunel Escobar15 
12J.J. Hardy8 Hitless for 7 straight games last week
13Rafael Furcal13 
14Marco Scutaro12 
15Ryan Theriot14 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Carlos Beltran3 
4Jason Bay5 
5Carlos Lee4 
6Matt Kemp7 
7Alfonso Soriano6 
8Raul Ibanez9 
9Nick Markakis8 Only 1 HR this month and hasn’t stolen base since 5/4
10Curtis Granderson10 
11Nelson Cruz11 
12Ichiro Suzuki12 Two or more hits in 6 of last 8 and finally scoring runs
13Torii Hunter15 
14B.J. Upton16 One HR and 6 SBs in last 4 games
15Matt Holliday13 
16Justin Upton21 
17Hunter Pence17 
18Adam Dunn14 
19Jacoby Ellsbury18 
20Nate McLouth20 
21Shane Victorino23 
22Alex Rios24 
23Adam Jones19 
24Jermaine Dye27 
25Johnny Damon22 
26Brad Hawpe31 
27Jayson Werth29 
28Jay Bruce26 
29Andre Ethier32 
30Adam Lind36 
31Bobby Abreu28 
32Vladimir Guerrero25 Has yet to hit HR since return from injury
33Luke Scott34 
34Corey Hart38 
35Shin-Soo Choo35 
36Ryan Ludwick30 
37Andrew McCutchenNR 
38Juan Pierre37 
39Aaron RowandNR 
40Magglio Ordonez33 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum2 
2Johan Santana1 Three ERs or more in 5 of last 6 starts
3Zack Greinke4 
4Dan Haren6 
5Roy Halladay3 
6CC Sabathia5 
7Chad Billingsley7 
8Cole Hamels9 
9Justin Verlander10 
10Josh Beckett14 
11Felix Hernandez12 One ER or less in 5 straight starts and 6 of last 7
12Yovani Gallardo11 
13Javier Vazquez13 
14Josh Johnson15 
15Jered Weaver18 
16Matt Cain19 Six straight wins and one ER or less in 5 of last 6 starts
17James Shields16 
18Chris Carpenter20 
19Cliff Lee17 
20Johnny Cueto22 
21Roy Oswalt21 
22Jon Lester30 One ER and 10+ Ks in last 3 starts
23Kevin Slowey25 
24Erik Bedard23 
25Edwin Jackson27 
26Ted Lilly26 
27Derek Lowe24 
28Adam Wainwright28 
29Matt Garza29 
30A.J. Burnett31 
31Aaron Harang35 
32Scott Baker40 
33Jair Jurrjens34 
34John Lackey32 
35David Price36 
36Joba Chamberlain37 
37Clayton Kershaw38 
38Rich HardenNR 
39Ervin Santana33 Six or more ERs in 3 of last 4; may be hurt despite normal MRI
40Tommy Hanson46 
41John Danks45 
42Gil MecheNR 
43Zach Duke42 
44Ricky Nolasco47 
45Joe Saunders44 
46Gavin FloydNR 
47Francisco Liriano43 
48Wandy Rodriguez39 Five or more ERs in 3 of last 4
49Carlos ZambranoNR 
50Josh OutmanNR 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Jonathan Broxton1 
2Francisco Rodriguez2 
3Jonathan Papelbon4 
4Joe Nathan3 
5Heath Bell5 
6Mariano Rivera7 
7Trevor Hoffman6 
8Joakim Soria10 
9Francisco Cordero9 
10Brian Fuentes11 Only 1 ER since 5/1 aside from 5/30 outing
11Huston Street14 ERA down to 3 and sporting 10.67 K/9
12Bobby Jenks12 
13Scott Downs15 Has been spectacular but just placed on DL
14Ryan Franklin16 
15Matt Capps18 
16Brian Wilson19 
17Chad Qualls13 
18Andrew Bailey21 
19Jose ValverdeNR 
20David Aardsma25 
21Fernando Rodney22 
23Kerry Wood23 
24George Sherrill24 
25Mike Gonzalez20 Sharing saves though hasn’t allowed ER in 9 straight
26Matt Lindstrom26 
27Kevin Gregg27 
28Rafael Soriano28 
29Ryan MadsonNR 
30J.P HowellNR 

 
Bryan Freilich is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. You can catch up with Bryan in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of rookies and cream.
 
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