RankingsAugust 27, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 21

By rookies and cream

Enjoy the Week 21 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 McCann4 HRs in 3 of last 5 games played with 9 RBIs
5Jorge Posada5 
6Miguel Montero6 
7Mike Napoli8 
8Ryan Doumit7 
9Geovany Soto10 Only 2 HRs since July 1 and now splitting time with Hill
10A.J. Pierzynski13 
11Brandon Inge9 
12Russell Martin11 
13Chris Iannetta12 
14Kurt SuzukiNR 
15Matt Wieters14 
Also receiving votes: Bengie Molina

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Prince Fielder2 
3Miguel Cabrera3 
4Mark Teixeira4 
5Mark Reynolds5 Out since 8/22 and was only 7 for 33 (.212) before bout of flu
6Justin Morneau6 
7Ryan Howard7 
8Adrian Gonzalez8 
9Adam Dunn9 
10Kevin Youkilis10 
11Lance Berkman11 
12Kendry Morales12 
13Carlos Pena15 6 HRs in last 5 games and 14 RBIs in last 6 games
14Joey Votto13 
15Derrek Lee14 
Also receiving votes: None

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 2 or more hits in 4 of last 6 games with 3 stolen bases
2Ian Kinsler2 
3Brian Roberts4 
4Aaron Hill3 
5Robinson Cano5 
6Dustin Pedroia7 
7Brandon Phillips6 
8Ben Zobrist8 
9Chone Figgins9 
10Dan Uggla10 Hitless in 4 of last 5 games; .238 BA is worst of career
11Alexei Ramirez11 
12Asdrubal Cabrera13 
13Jose Lopez14 
14Mark DeRosa12 
15Luis CastilloNR 
Also receiving votes: Marco Scutaro, Adam Kennedy, Ian Stewart

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera2 Has HRs and 3 hits in each of last 3 games with 9 RBIs total
2Alex Rodriguez1 
3Mark Reynolds3 
4Evan Longoria4 
5Ryan Zimmerman5 
6Kevin Youkilis6 
7Pablo Sandoval7 
8Michael Young8 
9Aramis Ramirez9 
10Chipper Jones10 1 for last 28 (.036 BA); owners wishing he was on DL as usual
11Chone Figgins11 
12Russell Branyan12 
13Gordon Beckham13 
14Casey Blake14 
15Jorge Cantu15 
Also receiving votes: Chris Davis

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Derek Jeter5 
3Jimmy Rollins2 
4Troy Tulowitzki3 
5Michael Young4 
6Ben Zobrist6 4 HRs, 9 RBIs, 9 runs over last 7 games; Tulo vs. Zorilla is on again
7Jason Bartlett7 
8Gordon Beckham8 
9Alexei Ramirez9 
10Marco Scutaro12 
11Jhonny Peralta13 
12Asdrubal Cabrera15 
13Miguel Tejada10 4 runs and 2 RBIs in last 12 games, BA about to slip below .300
14Stephen Drew11 
15Yunel Escobar14 
Also receiving votes: Macier Izturis, Alcides Escobar

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp3 
4Matt Holliday4 
5Ichiro Suzuki5 
6Grady Sizemore7 
7Adam Dunn9 
8Manny Ramirez6 
9Jason Bay11 
10Carlos Lee8 
11Nick Markakis13 
12Curtis Granderson10 
13Jayson Werth15 On pace for 100 runs/RBI and nearly 40 HRs
14Jacoby Ellsbury12 
15Bobby Abreu14 
16Shane Victorino20 
17Josh Hamilton17 
18Shin-Soo Choo19 
19Torii Hunter21 
20Nelson CruzNR 
21Raul Ibanez18 
22Johnny Damon22 
23B.J. Upton16 
24Kendry Morales24 
25Vladimir Guerrero26 
26Andre Ethier29 
27Adam Lind27 
28Adam Jones23 
29Brad Hawpe25 
30Josh Willingham30 
31Alfonso Soriano28 5 for last 43 (.116 BA) and may need knee surgery now
32Nyjer Morgan34 
33Andrew McCutchen32 
34Carlos Quentin35 
35Hunter Pence31 
36Michael Bourn38 
37Jermaine Dye33 Only 37/165 (.224 BA) since 7/1
38Hideki MatsuiNR 3 multi-HR games last road trip; WOW
39Ryan Ludwick36 
40Denard SpanNR 
Also receiving votes: Carlos Gonzalez, Rajai Davis, Julio Borbon

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 
2Zack Greinke3 
3Roy Halladay2 Averaging nearly 10 hits allowed over last 6 starts
4Justin Verlander6 
5Dan Haren4 
6Felix Hernandez8 
7Cliff Lee12 10 straight QSs and hasn’t given up >2 ERs since 7/16
8Chris Carpenter9 
9Josh Beckett7 8 HRs and 15 ERs allowed over last 2 starts
10Javier Vazquez11 
11Josh Johnson10 
12Adam Wainwright14 12 straight QSs all less than 2 ERs allowed
13CC Sabathia15 
14Matt Cain13 
15Jon Lester16 
16Chad Billingsley17 
17John Lackey19 
18Ubaldo Jimenez24 5 straight wins and 9 straight QSs with boatload of Ks
19Edwin Jackson20 
20Yovani Gallardo21 
21Wandy Rodriguez22 
22Clayton Kershaw23 
23Ricky Nolasco18 
24Jered Weaver25 
25Roy Oswalt26 
26Cole Hamels27 
27Gavin Floyd31 
28A.J. Burnett28 
29Matt Garza29 
30Rich Harden30 
31Ted Lilly36 
32James Shields32 
33Tommy Hanson34 
34Scott Baker33 
35Jair Jurrjens35 
36Randy Wells39 
37Joe Blanton42 
38Jarrod Washburn40 
39Brett Anderson37 
40J.A. Happ38 
41Randy Wolf46 
42Max Scherzer44 
43Joel Pineiro43 
44John Danks45 
45Joba Chamberlain41 4 ERs or more in 4 straight and being skipped occasionally
46Andy Pettitte50 
47Derek HollandNR 
48Jorge de la RosaNR 
49Ervin Santana47 
50Scott FeldmanNR 
Also receiving votes: Scott Kazmir, Derek Lowe

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Mariano Rivera1 
2Joe Nathan2 
3Heath Bell5 
4Jonathan Broxton6 
5Jonathan Papelbon4 
6Huston Street7 
7Joakim Soria3 2 losses and 7.45 ERA in August
8Ryan Franklin10 9 saves and no ERs in August
9Brian Fuentes9 
10David Aardsma8 
11Brian Wilson11 
12Andrew Bailey14 
13Francisco Rodriguez13 
14Jose Valverde16 
15Trevor Hoffman15 
16Francisco Cordero12 
17Bobby Jenks18 
18J.P. Howell19 
19Rafael Soriano21 
20Chad Qualls17 
21Fernando Rodney20 11 saves and only 5 ERs since July
22Frank Francisco22 
23Carlos Marmol26 
24 Brad Lidge24 Has allowed 42 runs in 46 innings; Myers may steal job
25Jim Johnson25 
26Mike MacDougal28 
27Jason Frasor23 
28Leo Nunez30 
29Matt Capps29 
30Kerry Wood27 
Also receiving votes: Neftali Feliz

 
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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