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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 16

By AquaMan2342

Enjoy the Week 16 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 
3Pablo Sandoval3 
4Brian McCann415 RBI in his last 17 games
5Brandon Inge6Hunch as a Tigers fan that he’s going to slow down
6Jorge Posada5 
7Bengie Molina7 
8Matt Wieters8 
9Ryan Doumit9 Two HRs today as I write this; if he’s available I’m buying
10Mike Napoli10 
11Russell Martin11 
12Chris Iannetta12 
13A.J. Pierzynski13 
14Miguel Olivo14 
15Jarrod Saltalamacchia15 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Prince Fielder3Pretty sure he’ll avoid the Derby curse
3Miguel Cabrera2 
4Mark Teixeira4 
5Ryan Howard5 
6Justin Morneau6 
7Lance Berkman7 
8Kevin Youkilis8 
9Joey Votto9 .333 in July; hasn’t missed a beat when in the lineup
10Adrian Gonzalez10 
11Mark Reynolds11 
12Adam Dunn12 
13Derrek Lee13 
14Paul Konerko15 July and August are his best power months
15Carlos Pena14.224 BA is a killer

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2Horrible numbers this month but I’d buy in on him
3Brandon Phillips3 
4Brian Roberts469 runs scored this year, including 14 in his last 15 games
5Aaron Hill5 
6Dustin Pedroia6 
7Alexei Ramirez7 
8Ben Zobrist8 
9Robinson Cano9 
10Chone Figgins10 Should be higher!
11Dan Uggla11 
12Jose Lopez12 
13Ian Stewart13 
14Orlando Hudson14 
15Casey McGehee15 Not sure if he’ll hang on here

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera1 Hitting the ball, but not driving a lot of runs in
2Alex Rodriguez21.086 OPS this month; looking like A-Rod again
3David Wright3Numbers are comparable to an OF3
4Evan Longoria4 
5Kevin Youkilis5 
6Pablo Sandoval7 
7Aramis Ramirez8 Is he healthy?
8Chipper Jones9 
9Michael Young10 
10Chone Figgins11 
11Ryan Zimmerman12 
12Russell Branyan13 Starting to slow down
13Jorge Cantu14 
14Scott Rolen15 
15Hank BlalockNR 

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Derek Jeter2 
3Jimmy Rollins3As he goes, Philly goes; .371 in July leads to winning streak
4Michael Young4 
5Ben Zobrist6 Still leading in the Zobrist/Tulo debate
6Alexei Ramirez5 
7Troy Tulowitzki7 
8Jason Bartlett8Holding steady but fantasy numbers are lacking lately
9Miguel Tejada9 
10Gordon Beckham11 Who’d have thought this kid would be ahead of Drew and Hardy?
11J.J. Hardy12 
12Stephen Drew10 
13Yunel EscobarNR 
14Ryan Theriot14 
15Jhonny Peralta13 

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp3OBP near .400 has owners and Dodgers fans giddy
4Grady Sizemore4 
5Ichiro Suzuki5 
6Jason Bay6What’s cooler than being cool? Jason Bay.
7Manny Ramirez8 
8B.J. Upton9 
9Curtis Granderson7 
10Carlos Lee10 
11Raul Ibanez12 
12Justin Upton11 
13Josh Hamilton15 
14Adam Dunn14 
15Jayson Werth16 
16Nelson Cruz13 
17Jacoby Ellsbury17 
18Nick Markakis18Overall numbers are a huge disappointment so far
19Alfonso Soriano19 
20Matt Holliday21 Was the comeback game a coming out party?
21Brad Hawpe20 
22Shane Victorino22 
23Hunter Pence23 
24Nate McLouth24 
25Adam Jones25 
26Shin-Soo Choo26 
27Bobby Abreu27 You’d be surprised to know he’s outproduced David Wright
28Adam Lind28 
29Johnny Damon29 
30Jermaine Dye30 
31Alex Rios33 
32Andre Ethier31 
33Ryan Ludwick36 Starting to find last year’s stroke
34Juan Rivera34 
35Luke Scott32 
36Corey Hart35 
37Jason Kubel37 Killing the ball this month
38Franklin GutierrezNR 
39Andrew McCutchenNR 
40Michael Bourn39 

 
Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 
2Dan Haren2 
3Zack Greinke3 
4Roy Halladay4 Could move up to #2 depending on where/if he’s traded
5Johan Santana5 
6Felix Hernandez6 
7Josh Beckett7 
8Justin Verlander9 
9CC Sabathia11 
10Javier Vazquez10141/24 K:BB ratio is unreal; top five with more run support
11Chad Billingsley8Inability to keep runners off base is hurting him
12Josh Johnson13 
13Matt Cain14 
14Yovani Gallardo12 
15Cole Hamels15 
16Roy Oswalt19 
17Chris Carpenter16 
18Edwin Jackson17 
19Jon Lester20 
20Adam Wainwright21 
21Cliff Lee22 Quietly having another great season; will he be traded?
22Jered Weaver18His run as a top-20 SP might be over
23Ricky Nolasco25 
24Ted Lilly23 
25John Lackey28 4 of his last 5 starts have been excellent
26James Shields24 
27A.J. Burnett26 
28Erik Bedard27 
29Clayton Kershaw335-0, 0.63 ERA in his last seven starts; has he arrived?
30John Danks29 
31Matt Garza31 
32Scott Baker32 
33Johnny Cueto30 
34Wandy Rodriguez34 
35Tommy Hanson36 
36Ubaldo Jimenez35 
37Jair Jurrjens39 
38Scott Kazmir38 Needs to pitch more than six innings per to warrant this ranking
39Ricky Romero37 
40Aaron Harang40 
41Francisco Liriano41 
42Derek Lowe42 
43Carlos Zambrano43 
44Rich Harden44 
45Ervin SantanaNR K numbers are going up; the rest should follow
46Joba Chamberlain45 
47Gavin Floyd46 
48Jordan ZimmermannNR 
49Jarrod Washburn48 
50Randy Wells47 

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Joe Nathan1 
2Jonathan Broxton3 
3Heath Bell2 
4Mariano Rivera5 
5Joakim Soria6 Far better numbers than Papelbon; is a better pitcher period
6Jonathan Papelbon7 
7Francisco Rodriguez4 
8Brian Fuentes8 
9Francisco Cordero101 run in his last 11 appearances
10Huston Street9 
11Ryan Franklin11 
12Bobby Jenks12 
13Andrew Bailey13 
14Scott Downs14 
15David Aardsma15 
16Rafael Soriano22 
17Trevor Hoffman16 
18Brian Wilson17 
19Jose Valverde18 
20Brad Lidge21 
21Matt Capps20 
22J.P Howell23 
23Chad Qualls24 
24George Sherrill25 Could lose his value if traded to a contender
25Fernando Rodney26 
26Kevin Gregg27 
27Kerry Wood29Poor Indians; worst FA signing of the off-season
28Leo Nunez28 
29Mike Gonzalez30 
30C.J. WilsonNR 

 
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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