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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 13

By AquaMan2342

Enjoy the Week 13 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 Sandoval4 The big man is on pace for .330+, 20 HR
5Matt Wieters6 
6Bengie Molina7 
7Jorge Posada5 
8Geovany Soto9 Looking like he’s overcome his early season issues
9Brandon Inge8 
10Mike Napoli11 
11Russell Martin10 Even his naysayers figured he’d produce better
12Chris Iannetta12 
13Miguel Olivo15 
14Jarrod Saltalamacchia14 
15A.J. PierzynskiNR 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 He’s really the hottest player every week
2Miguel Cabrera3 
3Mark Teixeira2 
4Prince Fielder5 Resurgent after ditching the vegetarian act
5Ryan Howard4One HR in two weeks
6Justin Morneau6 
7Adrian Gonzalez7 
8Kevin Youkilis8 
9Lance Berkman10 Starting to find his stroke
10Mark Reynolds9 
11Carlos Pena11 
12Joey VottoNR Has come back strong from anxiety problems
13Adam Dunn12 
14Derrek Lee14 
15Jorge Cantu13 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2 Hopefully he holds off media darling Pedroia for the ASG starting gig
3Brandon Phillips3 
4Brian Roberts4 
5Robinson Cano6 
6Aaron Hill9 
7Dustin Pedroia5Has to have another monster second half to warrant draft spot
8Ben Zobrist8 
9Alexei Ramirez11 Is showing he is a post-April beast
10Chone Figgins7 
11Dan Uggla10 
12Jose Lopez13 
13Ian Stewart12 
14Orlando Hudson14 
15Mark DeRosa15 Trade to St. Louis should boost his value

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera2 1.176 OPS at home this season
2David Wright1 
3Alex Rodriguez4 
4Evan Longoria3 .233, 3 HRs in June after blazing start
5Kevin Youkilis5 Has solidified himself as a top-5 third baseman
6Mark Reynolds6 
7Chipper Jones7 
8Michael Young8 
9Ryan Zimmerman9 
10Chone Figgins10 
11Jorge Cantu12 
12Russell Branyan13 His consistency might be baseball’s biggest surprise this year
13Ian Stewart11 
14Aubrey Huff15 
15Scott RolenNR Nifty little hitting streak; could glory days return?

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 Last 10 games: .450 average, 5 HRs and an astounding 24 RBIs
2Michael Young5 
3Troy Tulowitzki7It’s only been a couple of hot weeks
4Derek Jeter3 
5Jimmy Rollins2 
6Ben Zobrist6 
7Alexei Ramirez8 
8Miguel Tejada4 Still performing; should probably be higher
9Jason Bartlett10 
10Stephen Drew9 
11J.J. Hardy12 Perhaps the most frustrating player to own/read in fantasy
12Jhonny Peralta11 
13Rafael Furcal13 
14Gordon BeckhamNR Rookie is showing he belongs; worth a speculative pickup
15Clint BarmesNR 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp5 
4Jason Bay3 
5Curtis Granderson6 
6BJ Upton12 UH OH—-HAPPY LEARNED HOW TO PUTT
7Grady SizemoreNR 
8Nick Markakis7 
9Carlos Lee4 
10Ichiro Suzuki11 
11Alfonso Soriano9 
12Torii Hunter10 
13Justin Upton13 
14Nelson Cruz8 
15Hunter Pence14 
16Matt Holliday15 Owners are praying he gets traded soon
17Adam Dunn16 
18Brad Hawpe18 A real unsung player this year; OPS of 1.004 so far
19Nate McLouth17 
20Jacoby Ellsbury19 
21Adam Jones20 
22Shane Victorino22 
23Johnny Damon23 
24Andre Ethier28 
25Adam Lind24 Looks like this guy is for real
26Jermaine Dye26 
27Jayson Werth27 
28Alex Rios21 Nightmare to own in H2H unless you’re deep in the OF
29Bobby Abreu30 
30Shin-Soo Choo31 
31Corey Hart25 
32Jay Bruce29 
33Vladimir Guerrero33 
34Nolan Reimold36 
35Jason Kubel34 
36Vernon WellsNR 
37Michael Bourn40 
38Luke Scott32 
39Andrew McCutchen38Love the way this kid plays; future SB machine
40Ryan Ludwick35 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 
2Dan Haren3 
3Johan Santana2 Has officially lost his grip as the top fantasy pitcher
4Zack Greinke4 
5Roy HalladayNR 
6Chad Billingsley5 
7Felix Hernandez10 Finally living up to the King Felix moniker
8Josh Beckett6 
9CC Sabathia9 
10Cole Hamels7 
11Justin Verlander8 
12Josh Johnson11 
13Yovani Gallardo12 Will be a NLCY in his future; only question is when?
14Javier Vazquez13 
15Matt Cain14 
16Jered Weaver16 
17Chris Carpenter15 
18Cliff Lee18 
19James Shields17 
20Jon Lester19 
21Roy Oswalt22 
22Edwin Jackson23 
23Johnny Cueto21 Showing no signs of slowing down
24Kevin Slowey20 
25Ted Lilly24 
26Scott Baker26 
27A.J. Burnett30 
28Adam Wainwright25 
29Matt Garza28 
30John Lackey31 
31Ricky Nolasco33 Congrats to those who held or bought low
32John Danks34 
33Scott KazmirNR 
34Derek Lowe27 
35Aaron Harang29 
36Jair Jurrjens32 
37Clayton Kershaw37 
38Tommy Hanson41 
39Joba Chamberlain36 
40Ubaldo Jimenez44 
41David Price35Good last start, but control remains the issue
42Kevin Millwood46 
43Rich Harden40 
44Carlos Zambrano39 
45Gavin Floyd43 
46Francisco Liriano47 Keep an eye on him; have a hunch he’s about to heat up
47Joe Saunders42 
48Max ScherzerNR 
49Kevin CorreiaNR 
50Zach DukeNR 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Joe Nathan3 Notice that Nathan never seems to go through a slump?
2Jonathan Broxton1 
3Francisco Rodriguez2 
4Heath Bell5 
5Mariano Rivera6 
6Jonathan Papelbon4 Has issued more walks in 34 IP than he did in last two seasons
7Joakim Soria8 Quietly consistent again
8Brian Fuentes9 
9Francisco Cordero10 
10Trevor Hoffman7 
11Huston Street11 
12Ryan Franklin12 
13Bobby Jenks13 
14Matt Capps15 
15David Aardsma18 
16Brian Wilson16 
17Jose Valverde19 
18Fernando Rodney20 
19Andrew Bailey17 
20Frank Francisco14 If he could stay healthy he’d be way up this list
21Brad LidgeNR 
23George Sherrill21 
24Mike Gonzalez22 
25J.P. Howell27 
26Kerry Wood24 
27Kevin Gregg25 
28Chad Qualls23 
29Rafael Soriano28 
30Leo NunezNR He’d hold on to Florida’s closing job if given the chance

 
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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