RankingsJuly 9, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 14

By rookies and cream

Enjoy the Week 14 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 4 for 47 (.085 BA) last 14 games
3Brian McCann3 
4Pablo Sandoval4 10 HR and 28 RBI since June 1st; deserves to be All-Star
5Jorge Posada7 
6Matt Wieters5 
7Bengie Molina6 
8Geovany Soto8 
9Brandon Inge9 
10Mike Napoli10 
11Russell Martin11 
12Chris Iannetta12 
13A.J. Pierzynski15 
14Miguel Olivo13 
15Jarrod Saltalamacchia14 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3Prince Fielder4 On pace for 150 RBI; having better year than ‘07 breakthrough
4Mark Teixeira3 
5Justin Morneau6 
6Ryan Howard5 Hasn’t homered since 6/20 and SLG only .515 for year
7Adrian Gonzalez7 
8Lance Berkman9 
9Kevin Youkilis8 
10Mark Reynolds10 
11Joey Votto12 
12Adam Dunn13 
13Carlos Pena11 
14Derrek Lee14 
15Paul KonerkoNR 

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2 0 for 24 before HR on 7/7; unthinkable that BA down to .250
3Brandon Phillips3 
4Brian Roberts4 
5Aaron Hill6 
6Robinson Cano5 
7Alexei Ramirez9 
8Dustin Pedroia7 
9Ben Zobrist8 
10Chone Figgins10 
11Jose Lopez12 
12Dan Uggla11 
13Mark DeRosa15 
14Casey McGeheeNR .368/.429/.671 in June and even hotter in July
15Ian Stewart13 

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera1 
2Alex Rodriguez3 
3David Wright2 
4Evan Longoria4 2 for last 26 (.077) with no runs scored
5Kevin Youkilis5 
6Mark Reynolds6 
7Aramis RamirezNR 
8Chipper Jones7 
9Michael Young8 
10Ryan Zimmerman9 
11Chone Figgins10 
12Russell Branyan12 
13Jorge Cantu11 
14Casey McGeheeNR 
15Scott Rolen15 .384 BA in June and has 25 game hitting streak going

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Derek Jeter4 
3Michael Young2 
4Jimmy Rollins5 10/19 (.526 BA), 6 runs, 6 RBI, 6 walks over last 5 games
5Alexei Ramirez7 
6Ben Zobrist6 
7Jason Bartlett9 
8Troy Tulowitzki3 
9Miguel Tejada8 
10Stephen Drew10 
11J.J. Hardy11 
12Gordon Beckham14 
13Jhonny Peralta12 .254/.331/366 for year; doesn’t really deserve to be ranked
14Rafael Furcal13 
15Ryan TheriotNR 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp3 
4Jason Bay4 
5Curtis Granderson5 
6Manny RamirezNR 
7B.J. Upton6 
8Grady Sizemore7 
9Ichiro Suzuki10 
10Nick Markakis8 
11Carlos Lee9 Only 2 HR last month and BA down below .300
12Torii Hunter12 Having career year and doesn’t seem to be slowing down
13Nelson Cruz14 
14Justin Upton13 
15Alfonso Soriano11 0 HR and only 1 SB last month; dropped to 6 in order
16Josh HamiltonNR 
17Adam Dunn17 
18Hunter Pence15 
19Matt Holliday16 
20Brad Hawpe18 
21Jacoby Ellsbury20 
22Nate McLouth19 
23Shane Victorino22 
24Adam Jones21 
25Jayson Werth27 
26Johnny Damon23 
27Adam Lind25 
28Bobby Abreu29 
29Shin-Soo Choo30 
30Andre Ethier24 
31Jermaine Dye26 
32Vladimir Guerrero33 
33Alex Rios28 
34Corey Hart31 
35Jay Bruce32 
36Jason Kubel35 
37Vernon Wells36 
38Michael Bourn37 
39Juan RiveraNR 40 for 114 (.351 BA) with 11 HR in last month
40Colby RasmusNR 

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 23 consecutive scoreless IP streak; definitely best in MLB
2Dan Haren2 
3Zack Greinke4 
4Roy Halladay5 
5Johan Santana3 
6Chad Billingsley6 
7Felix Hernandez7 
8Josh Beckett8 
9Yovani Gallardo13 
10Justin Verlander11 Only 1 QS and very hittable over last 4 starts
11CC Sabathia9 
12Josh Johnson12 
13Javier Vazquez14 
14Cole Hamels10 
15Matt Cain15 
16Chris Carpenter17 
17Jered Weaver16 
18Roy Oswalt21 
19Jon Lester20 
20Edwin Jackson22 
21Cliff Lee18 
22James Shields19 
23Adam Wainwright28 
24Ted Lilly25 
25Johnny Cueto23 5 or more ER in 3 of last 4 starts; 120.90 ERA last game
26Ricky Nolasco31 Hasn’t given up > 2 ER and K’ing 8.2 a game since return
27A.J. Burnett27 3 ER total and averaging 8.25 strikeouts last 4 starts
28John Lackey30 
29John Danks32 
30Scott Baker26 
31Matt Garza29 
32Scott Kazmir33 
33Clayton Kershaw37 
34Ubaldo Jimenez40 
35Tommy Hanson38 
36Aaron Harang35 
37Jair Jurrjens36 
38Francisco Liriano46 
39Derek Lowe34 Has allowed 7 or more hits in 5 straight starts
40Joba Chamberlain39 
41Kevin Millwood42 
42Gavin Floyd45 
43Ricky RomeroNR 
44Carlos Zambrano44 
45Mark BuehrleNR 
46Wandy RodriguezNR 
47Rich Harden43 
48Max Scherzer48 
49Nick BlackburnNR 
50David Price41 5 or more BB in 5 of 8 starts; 5 or more ER in 3 of last 4

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Joe Nathan1 
2Jonathan Broxton2 
3Heath Bell4 
4Francisco Rodriguez3 Three BS last month though one not his fault
5Mariano Rivera5 
6Joakim Soria7 Only 1 baserunner allowed and 18 K/9 last 5 games
7Jonathan Papelbon6 
8Brian Fuentes8 
9Francisco Cordero9 
10Huston Street11 
11Ryan Franklin12 
12Bobby Jenks13 
13David Aardsma15 
14Trevor Hoffman10 
15Matt Capps14 
16Andrew Bailey19 0 ER last month with stellar K/9
17Brian Wilson16 
18Brad Lidge21 
19Jose Valverde17 
20Frank Francisco20 
21J.P Howell24 
22Fernando Rodney18 
23George Sherrill22 
24Kevin Gregg26 
25Chad Qualls27 
26Kerry Wood25 
27Mike Gonzalez23 ER or more in 3 of last 5 and seems to have lost gig
28Rafael Soriano29 
29Leo Nunez28 
30Randy ChoateNR 

 
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