RankingsAugust 13, 2009

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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 19

By AquaMan2342

Enjoy the Week 19 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 .500 last week; running laps around the competition
2Victor Martinez2 
3Pablo Sandoval3 
4Brian McCann4 
5Jorge Posada5 Ages like a fine wine….still producing
6Brandon Inge7 
7Ryan Doumit6 Has struggled since I touted him last ranking
8Geovany SotoNR 
9Mike Napoli8 
10Russell Martin10 
11Miguel Montero11 
12Chris Iannetta12 
13Matt Wieters9 Could be a good player to own down the stretch
14A.J. Pierzynski13 
15Kurt SuzukiNR 

First Basemen

1Albert Pujols1 
2Miguel Cabrera2 
3Prince Fielder3 
4Mark Teixeira5 Finding another groove; Yankee offense is on fire right now
5Justin Morneau4 
6Mark Reynolds6 
7Kevin Youkilis8 Wishing Porcello had clocked him last night; throws helmets like a girl
8Ryan Howard7 
9Adam Dunn10 
10Adrian Gonzalez11 6 hits last night; streaky player about to heat up
11Joey Votto9 Bizarre season continues with recent cold streak
12Derrek Lee12 
13Kendry Morales13 
14Carlos Pena15 
15Paul Konerko14 

Second Basemen

1Chase Utley1 
2Aaron Hill3 
3Brandon Phillips2 
4Brian Roberts4 
5Dustin Pedroia5 
6Ben Zobrist6 
7Robinson Cano8 .347 since ASB; sound familiar?
8Chone Figgins7 .156 AVG in August kills his value
9Dan Uggla10 
10Alexei Ramirez9 Could GW HR last night jump start a stretch run hot streak?
11Mark DeRosa11 
12Jose Lopez12 
13Asdrubal CabreraNR 
14Ian Stewart13 
15Adam KennedyNR 

Third Basemen

1Alex Rodriguez2 Takes over #1 spot; has had 50-HR power all year
2Miguel Cabrera1 
3Evan Longoria3 
4Mark Reynolds4 Hits lengthy HRs and is on legendary tear; just ask Neato
5David Wright6 
6Kevin Youkilis5 
7Ryan Zimmerman9 .500 over the last week; probably a top-5 3B next season
8Pablo Sandoval8 
9Aramis Ramirez7 .448 OPS this month nothing short of pitiful
10Michael Young12 
11Chipper Jones10 
12Chone Figgins11 
13Russell Branyan13 
14Gordon BeckhamNR 
15Jorge Cantu15 


1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Jimmy Rollins2 
3Michael Young4 
4Derek Jeter3 
5Troy Tulowitzki5 Leads Zobrist in battle for second half supremacy
6Ben Zobrist6 Hurts to type this but has hit a cold streak; Aussie and I are patient
7Miguel Tejada7 
8Gordon Beckham8 A candidate to be over-drafted next season based on solid play
9Jason Bartlett11 
10Alexei Ramirez9 
11Stephen Drew10 
12Jhonny Peralta12 
13Yunel Escobar13 
14Marco ScutaroNR 
15Orlando Cabrera15 


1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp3 
4Ichiro Suzuki4 
5Matt Holliday7 Pujols has finally found a worthy sidekick
6Manny Ramirez5 
7Grady Sizemore6 
8Curtis Granderson8 
9Adam Dunn13 
10Carlos Lee9 
11Jason Bay10 
12B.J. Upton11 
13Jacoby Ellsbury15 
14Nick Markakis20 
15Raul Ibanez14 
16Jayson Werth16 
17Bobby Abreu23 
18Shane Victorino17 Poor SB % this season; probably not a top 20 OF
19Alfonso Soriano19 Another horrible stretch; as he goes, the Cubs go
20Nelson Cruz18 
21Adam Jones21 
22Shin-Soo Choo26 
23Brad Hawpe22 
24Johnny Damon31 
25Adam Lind27 
26Josh Hamilton25 
27Nate McLouth24 
28Andre Ethier28 
29Carlos Quentin29 
30Vladimir Guerrero34 
31Kendry Morales33 
32Josh Willingham37 
33Jermaine Dye32 Maybe the Rios trade will jumpstart him (.091 last week)
34Hunter Pence30 
35Alex Rios35 
36Andrew McCutchen36 
37Ryan Ludwick38 
38Nyjer Morgan39 Provides great value in the 3 “unsexies” (AVG, R, SB)
39Michael BournNR 
40Juan Rivera40 

Starting Pitchers

1Tim Lincecum1 Absolutely worth a top 10 pick next season
2Roy Halladay3 
3Zack Greinke4 
4Dan Haren2 The perennial second-half struggles are right on time
5Johan Santana6 
6Josh Beckett5 
7Justin Verlander8 
8Felix Hernandez7 
9Chris Carpenter9 
10Josh Johnson10 
11Javier Vazquez12 
12Matt Cain11 
13Jon Lester14 
14Adam Wainwright17 
15Chad Billingsley13 
16Cliff Lee19 Phils looking like geniuses for this move now
17CC Sabathia18 
18Ricky Nolasco20 
19Cole Hamels15 Is only ranked on reputation alone
20John Lackey22 
21Yovani Gallardo16 
22Wandy Rodriguez23 
23Clayton Kershaw24 
24Edwin Jackson21 
25Jered Weaver26 
26Roy Oswalt25 
27James Shields27 
28Matt Garza29 
29Ubaldo Jimenez31 
30A.J. Burnett30 1 poor start in his last seven; another great second half play
31Rich Harden28 
32Gavin Floyd36 
33Scott Baker32 
34Tommy Hanson35 
35Joba Chamberlain34 
36Brett Anderson44 Dark horse candidate for AL ROY; might be a nice value pick next season
37Jarrod Washburn38 
38Randy Wells41 
39Joe Blanton43 
40Jair Jurrjens39 
41J.A. Happ50 
42Joel Pineiro48 
43Max Scherzer40 
44Scott Kazmir33 Much like Hamels is surviving on past performance alone
45Ricky Romero46 
46John Danks37 
47Derek Lowe42 
48Mark Buehrle49 
49Randy WolfNR 
50Jorge de la RosaNR 


1Mariano Rivera1 
2Joe Nathan2 
3Jonathan Papelbon4 
4Joakim Soria3 
5Jonathan Broxton5 
6Heath Bell6 
7Huston Street7 
8David Aardsma11 Will make a lot of money this off-season ($409,000 this season)
9Francisco Rodriguez8 Getting destroyed lately; is he healthy?
10Brian Fuentes9 
11Brian Wilson12 
12Ryan Franklin13 
13Trevor Hoffman14 
14Francisco Cordero10 
15Jose Valverde15 
16J.P. Howell16 
17Andrew Bailey18 
18Rafael Soriano17 
19Chad Qualls19 
20Brad Lidge20 
21Bobby Jenks21 
22Fernando Rodney22 
23Frank Francisco27 
24Jason Frasor23 
25Kevin Gregg25 
26Kerry Wood26 
27Jim Johnson30 
28Matt Capps24 
29Mike MacDougalNR 
30Matt Lindstrom29 

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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