RankingsAugust 6, 2009

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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 18

By rookies and cream

Enjoy the Week 18 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.


1Joe Mauer1 
2Victor Martinez2 
3Pablo Sandoval3 
4Brian McCann4 
5Jorge Posada5 
6Ryan Doumit6 
7Brandon Inge7 
8Mike Napoli9 On fire but Vlad’s return means irregular ABs again
9Matt Wieters8 
10Russell Martin10 
11Miguel Montero14 6 HR since AS Break and 4 in last 14 games
12Chris Iannetta11 
13A.J. Pierzynski13 
14Bengie Molina12 
15Jarrod SaltalamacchiaNR 

First Basemen

1Albert Pujols1 Hitless in 4 of last 6 games before pounding Mets
2Miguel Cabrera3 
3Prince Fielder2 
4Justin Morneau5 
5Mark Teixeira4 
6Mark Reynolds9 
7Ryan Howard6 
8Kevin Youkilis7 
9Joey Votto8 
10Adam Dunn11 
11Adrian Gonzalez10 
12Derrek Lee12 
13Kendry Morales14 6 HR and 2 multi-HR games in last 7; as hot as anyone in MLB
14Paul Konerko13 
15Carlos Pena15 

Second Basemen

1Chase Utley1 
2Brandon Phillips3 
3Aaron Hill4 
4Brian Roberts5 
5Dustin Pedroia6 
6Ben Zobrist7 
7Chone Figgins8 
8Robinson Cano10 
9Alexei Ramirez9 0 HR in last month and now has bum ankle; hopefully back soon
10Dan Uggla11 
11Mark DeRosa12 
12Jose Lopez14 .500 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI over last week
13Ian Stewart15 
14Orlando Hudson13 
15Howie KendrickNR 

Third Basemen

1Miguel Cabrera2 
2Alex Rodriguez1 
3Evan Longoria4 
4Mark Reynolds6 As many HR in Citi Field in 4 games as D Wright all season
5Kevin Youkilis5 
6David Wright3 
7Aramis Ramirez7 
8Pablo Sandoval8 
9Ryan Zimmerman12 
10Chipper Jones9 
11Chone Figgins10 
12Michael Young11 
13Russell Branyan13 3/25 (.120 BA) over last 9 games; coming back to earth a bit
14Scott Rolen15 
15Jorge Cantu14 


1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jimmy Rollins3 
3Derek Jeter2 
4Michael Young4 
5Troy Tulowitzki6 
6Ben Zobrist5 Only one hit in August so far; Tulo now has lead :)
7Miguel Tejada8 
8Gordon Beckham9 2 or more hits in 7 of last 8 games for AL ROY favorite
9Alexei Ramirez7 
10Stephen Drew10 
11Jason Bartlett11 
12Jhonny Peralta14 
13Yunel Escobar12 
14J.J. Hardy13 
15Orlando CabreraNR 


1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp3 2 HR and 10 RBI in last 3 games played
4Ichiro Suzuki4 
5Manny Ramirez6 
6Grady Sizemore5 
7Matt Holliday13 
8Curtis Granderson10 
9Carlos Lee9 
10Jason Bay7 
11B.J. Upton8 
12Justin Upton12 
13Adam Dunn14 
14Raul Ibanez11 
15Jacoby Ellsbury18 2 or more hits in 9 of last 11 games with 7 SB
16Jayson Werth15 
17Shane Victorino20 
18Nelson Cruz16 
19Alfonso Soriano17 
20Nick Markakis19 
21Adam Jones24 
22Brad Hawpe22 3 for last 23 (.130 BA) with only 1 RBI
23Bobby Abreu27 
24Nate McLouth23 
25Josh Hamilton21 6/42 (.143 BA) with only 1 RBI over last 2 weeks
26Shin-Soo Choo25 
27Adam Lind28 
28Andre Ethier31 
29Carlos QuentinNR 
30Hunter Pence26 
31Johnny Damon29 
32Jermaine Dye30 
33Kendry MoralesNR 
34Vladimir GuerreroNR 
35Alex Rios32 
36Andrew McCutchen40 
37Josh Willingham37 
38Ryan Ludwick33 
39Nyjer MorganNR 
40Juan Rivera34 

Starting Pitchers

1Tim Lincecum1 
2Dan Haren2 No quality starts in last 3; second half swoon again?
3Roy Halladay4 
4Zack Greinke3 No wins in last 6 despite 5 quality starts
5Josh Beckett7 
6Johan Santana5 
7Felix Hernandez6 
8Justin Verlander8 
9Chris Carpenter14 Has given up > 3 ER in only 1 game this year
10Josh Johnson9 
11Matt Cain11 
12Javier Vazquez10 
13Chad Billingsley13 
14Jon Lester18 
15Cole Hamels15 
16Yovani Gallardo16 
17Adam Wainwright20 
18CC Sabathia12 
19Cliff Lee21 6 straight quality starts and complete games in 3 of last 4
20Ricky Nolasco22 
21Edwin Jackson17 
22John Lackey23 
23Wandy Rodriguez28 
24Clayton Kershaw26 
25Roy Oswalt19 
26Jered Weaver24 Has not allowed < 3 ER in 9 straight starts
27James Shields27 
28Rich Harden38 
29Matt Garza29 Quality starts in 6 of last 7; on target for nearly 200 K’s
30A.J. Burnett25 
31Ubaldo Jimenez33 
32Scott Baker31 
33Scott Kazmir36 
34Joba Chamberlain48 
35Tommy Hanson32 
36Gavin Floyd44 
37John Danks30 
38Jarrod Washburn40 
39Jair Jurrjens35 
40Max Scherzer37 
41Randy Wells47 
42Derek Lowe42 
43Joe BlantonNR 
44Brett Anderson49 
45Carlos Zambrano43 
46Ricky Romero39 
47Johnny Cueto34 4 or more ER in 5 of last 6 starts; K/9 down as well
48Joel PineiroNR 
49Mark Buehrle41 
50J.A. HappNR 


1Mariano Rivera3 Lots of saves and has not allowed an ER in nearly 2 months
2Joe Nathan1 
3Joakim Soria4 
4Jonathan Papelbon6 
5Jonathan Broxton2 
6Heath Bell5 
7Huston Street9 
8Francisco Rodriguez7 
9Brian Fuentes8 
10Francisco Cordero10 
11David Aardsma13 8 saves and no ER allowed over last month
12Brian Wilson14 
13Ryan Franklin11 
14Trevor Hoffman12 
15Jose Valverde18 
16J.P. Howell19 
17Rafael Soriano17 
18Andrew Bailey16 
19Chad Qualls23 
20Brad Lidge21 
21Bobby Jenks15 Allowed ER in 5 of last 7 before kidney stones
22Fernando Rodney26 
23Jason FrasorNR 
24Matt Capps22 
25Kevin Gregg24 5 ER against FLA over the weekend not good
26Kerry Wood27 
27Frank FranciscoNR 
28C.J. Wilson29 
29Matt LindstromNR 
30Jim JohnsonNR 

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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