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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 12

By R.J. White

Enjoy the Week 12 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 
4Pablo Sandoval5 
5Jorge Posada4Last 2+ weeks: 7-for-39, 1 HR, 2 RBIs
6Matt Wieters7 
7Bengie Molina6 
8Brandon Inge8 
9Geovany Soto10 
10Russell Martin9 
11Mike Napoli11With a 9-for-17 in Week 11, average is now .285
12Chris Iannetta12 
13Jason Varitek13 
14Jarrod Saltalamacchia14 
15Miguel Olivo15 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Mark Teixeira2 
3Miguel Cabrera3 
4Ryan Howard4 
5Prince Fielder5 
6Justin Morneau65-for-26 skid with no HRs since June 15
7Adrian Gonzalez7 
8Kevin Youkilis8 
9Mark Reynolds10 
10Lance Berkman9 
11Carlos Pena11 
12Adam Dunn12 
13Jorge Cantu13 
14Derrek LeeNRFour HRs last week, average now at .294
15Todd Helton15 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2 
3Brandon Phillips3 
4Brian Roberts4 
5Dustin Pedroia5 
6Robinson Cano6 
7Chone Figgins7 
8Ben Zobrist9 
9Aaron Hill8 
10Dan Uggla10 
11Alexei Ramirez11Three HRs in Week 11, nine HRs and 11 SBs overall
12Ian Stewart129-for-53 with two HRs after huge Week 9
13Jose Lopez13 
14Orlando Hudson14 
15Mark DeRosa15 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1David Wright2 
2Miguel Cabrera3Week 11: 11-for-24, 9 Rs, 3 HRs, 5 RBIs
3Evan Longoria4 
4Alex Rodriguez1Only five hits since June 8; who is this?
5Kevin Youkilis6 
6Mark Reynolds5 
7Chipper Jones7 
8Michael Young8 
9Ryan Zimmerman9 
10Chone Figgins10 
11Ian Stewart11 
12Jorge Cantu13 
13Russell Branyan14 
14Mike LowellNR 
15Aubrey Huff15 

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jimmy Rollins2Last SB was in Week 9; the ultimate Cold
3Derek Jeter3 
4Miguel Tejada4 
5Michael Young5 
6Ben Zobrist7 
7Troy Tulowitzki9Seven HRs and five SBs with .400+ avg since June 8
8Alexei Ramirez6 
9Stephen Drew8 
10Jason BartlettNR 
11Jhonny Peralta10 
12J.J. Hardy12 
13Rafael Furcal13 
14Marco Scutaro14 
15Yunel Escobar11 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1Week 11: .385 avg, 10 Rs, 2 HRs, 8 RBIs, 2 SBs
2Carl Crawford2 
3Jason Bay4 
4Carlos Lee5Only one good week in last five; .174 in Week 11
5Matt Kemp6 
6Curtis Granderson10Three HRs and two SBs in Week 11 for the new Sizemore
7Nick Markakis9 
8Nelson Cruz11 
9Alfonso Soriano7Last 5+ weeks: 22-for-132, 2 HRs, 3 SBs
10Torii Hunter13 
11Ichiro Suzuki12 
12B.J. Upton14 
13Justin Upton16 
14Hunter Pence17 
15Matt Holliday15 
16Adam Dunn18 
17Nate McLouth20 
18Brad Hawpe26 
19Jacoby Ellsbury19 
20Adam Jones23 
21Alex Rios22 
22Shane Victorino21 
23Johnny Damon25 
24Adam Lind30 
25Corey Hart34 
26Jermaine Dye24 
27Jayson Werth27 
28Andre Ethier29 
29Jay Bruce28 
30Bobby Abreu31 
31Shin-Soo Choo35Quietly good: .293 avg with nine HRs and 11 SBs this season
32Luke Scott334-for-25 since June 15 with no HRs
33Vladimir Guerrero32 
34Jason KubelNR 
35Ryan Ludwick36 
36Nolan ReimoldNR 
37Colby RasmusNR 
38Andrew McCutchen37 
39Juan RiveraNR 
40Michael BournNR 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1Last 3 starts: 26 IP, 3 ERs, 3 BBs, 29 Ks
2Johan Santana2 
3Dan Haren4 
4Zack Greinke3 
5Chad Billingsley7 
6Josh Beckett10Stellar since mid-May and a CGSHO last week
7Cole Hamels8 
8Justin Verlander9 
9CC Sabathia6 
10Felix Hernandez11 
11Josh Johnson14 
12Yovani Gallardo12 
13Javier Vazquez13 
14Matt Cain16 
15Chris Carpenter18 
16Jered Weaver15 
17James Shields17 
18Cliff Lee19 
19Jon Lester22 
20Kevin Slowey23 
21Johnny Cueto20 
22Roy Oswalt21 
23Edwin Jackson25 
24Ted Lilly26 
25Adam Wainwright28 
26Scott Baker32 
27Derek Lowe27 
28Matt Garza29 
29Aaron Harang31 
30A.J. Burnett30 
31John Lackey345.63 ERA, 1.58 WHIP since return
32Jair Jurrjens33 
33Ricky Nolasco44Three straight great starts; hope you bought low
34John Danks41 
35David Price35Price is wrong: Back-to-back five-ER games
36Joba Chamberlain36 
37Clayton Kershaw37 
38Gil Meche42 
39Carlos Zambrano49 
40Rich Harden38 
41Tommy Hanson40 
42Joe Saunders45 
43Gavin Floyd46 
44Ubaldo JimenezNR 
45Randy WolfNR 
46Kevin MillwoodNR 
47Francisco Liriano47Looked to be turning the corner before five-walk outing
48Dallas BradenNR 
49Nick BlackburnNR 
50Zach Duke43 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Jonathan Broxton1 
2Francisco Rodriguez2 
3Joe Nathan4 
4Jonathan Papelbon3 
5Heath Bell5 
6Mariano Rivera6 
7Trevor Hoffman7 
8Joakim Soria8 
9Brian Fuentes10 
10Francisco Cordero9 
11Huston Street11Eight saves in Weeks 10 and 11
12Ryan Franklin14 
13Bobby Jenks12 
14Frank FranciscoNR 
15Matt Capps15 
16Brian Wilson16 
17Andrew Bailey18 
18David Aardsma20Last 3+ weeks: 7 Svs, 0 ERs, 17 Ks
19Jose Valverde19 
20Fernando Rodney21 
21George Sherrill23 
22Mike Gonzalez24 
23Chad Qualls17ERA up, but still only has four BBs all year
24Kerry Wood22First save in June was ugly: took six batters for two outs
25Kevin Gregg26 
26Matt Lindstrom25 
27J.P Howell29 
28Rafael Soriano27 
29C.J. Wilson30 
30Jason FrasorNR 

 
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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