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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 22 - 1 comments

By R.J. White

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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 
5Jorge Posada5Battling through injuries and displaying power
6Miguel Montero6 
7Mike Napoli7 
8A.J. Pierzynski10 
9Ryan Doumit8Benched recently — will he rebound?
10Kurt Suzuki14 
11Russell Martin12 
12Geovany Soto9 
13Brandon Inge11 
14Chris Iannetta13 
15Matt Wieters15 
Also receiving votes: None

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Prince Fielder2 
3Miguel Cabrera3 
4Mark Teixeira4 
5Mark Reynolds5 
6Ryan Howard7 
7Justin Morneau6Can’t get the bat on the ball; 3 for 22 this week
8Adrian Gonzalez8 
9Kevin Youkilis10 
10Adam Dunn9 
11Lance Berkman11 
12Kendry Morales1214 for 28, 3 HRs last week
13Carlos Pena13 
14Derrek Lee15 
15Joey Votto14 
Also receiving votes: None

Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler23 HRs, 4 SBs last week and approaching 30/30
3Brian Roberts3Couldn’t maintain hot August pace
4Aaron Hill4 
5Robinson Cano5 
6Dustin Pedroia6 
7Brandon Phillips7 
8Ben Zobrist8 
9Chone Figgins9 
10Alexei Ramirez11 
11Dan Uggla10 
12Asdrubal Cabrera12 
13Luis Castillo15 
14Jose Lopez13 
15Marco ScutaroNR 
Also receiving votes: Felipe Lopez

Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera1 
2Alex Rodriguez2 
3Mark Reynolds3 
4Evan Longoria4 
5Ryan Zimmerman5 
6Kevin Youkilis6 
7Michael Young8Was struggling before injury
8Aramis Ramirez9 
9Pablo Sandoval7 
10Chone Figgins11 
11Gordon Beckham13 
12Chipper Jones10 
13Chris DavisNRWelcome back: 2 HRs, .355 AVG since return
14Casey Blake14 
15Jorge Cantu15 
Also receiving votes: None

Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Derek Jeter2 
3Jimmy Rollins3 
4Troy Tulowitzki4 
5Michael Young5 
6Ben Zobrist6 
7Jason Bartlett7 
8Alexei Ramirez9 
9Gordon Beckham8 
10Marco Scutaro10Great overall, but stuck in a rut the past two weeks
11Asdrubal Cabrera12 
12Jhonny Peralta11 
13Macier IzturisNR 
14Yunel Escobar15Last 2 weeks: .377 AVG, 3 HRs
15Stephen Drew14 
Also receiving votes: Felipe Lopez

Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Carl Crawford2 
3Matt Kemp3Last 2 weeks: 6 HRs, 4 SBs, and 23/29 on the season
4Matt Holliday4 
5Adam Dunn7 
6Ichiro Suzuki5 
7Jason Bay9 
8Justin UptonNRBack with a bang: .441 AVG, 3 HRs, 2 SBs
9Carlos Lee10 
10Grady Sizemore6 
11Manny Ramirez8 
12Nick Markakis11 
13Jayson Werth13 
14Curtis Granderson12 
15Bobby Abreu15 
16Jacoby Ellsbury14 
17Shane Victorino16 
18Torii Hunter19 
19Josh Hamilton17 
20Nelson Cruz20 
21Shin-Soo Choo18 
22Johnny Damon22 
23Vladimir Guerrero25 
24Andre Ethier26 
25Kendry Morales24 
26Adam Lind27 
27Raul Ibanez21.193, 1 HR in August — where did it go?
28B.J. Upton23Only one strong month (June) all year
29Adam Jones28 
30Josh Willingham30 
31Brad Hawpe29 
32Alfonso Soriano31 
33Andrew McCutchen33 
34Hunter Pence35 
35Michael Bourn36 
36Carlos Quentin34 
37Matt DiazNR 
38Hideki Matsui38 
39Carlos GonzalezNR 
40Denard Span40 
Also receiving votes: Jason Kubel, Rajai Davis

Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 
2Zack Greinke2 
3Roy Halladay3 
4Dan Haren5 
5Justin Verlander4 
6Felix Hernandez6 
7Cliff Lee7 
8Chris Carpenter8 
9Josh Beckett9 
10Javier Vazquez10 
11Adam Wainwright122 ERs or less every time out since mid-June
12Josh Johnson11 
13CC Sabathia13Back to piling up Ks and wins
14Matt Cain14 
15Jon Lester15 
16Ubaldo Jimenez18 
17Chad Billingsley16 
18John Lackey17 
19Clayton Kershaw22 
20Edwin Jackson19 
21Wandy Rodriguez21 
22Cole Hamels26 
23Yovani Gallardo20 
24Ricky Nolasco23Back to a bloated ERA, 6.52 last month
25Jered Weaver24 
26Roy Oswalt25 
27Gavin Floyd27 
28Ted Lilly31 
29A.J. Burnett28No wins in a month with a 5.68 ERA
30Rich Harden30 
31Matt Garza29Like Burnett, no wins, 5+ ERA last month
32Tommy Hanson33 
33James Shields32 
34Scott Baker34 
35Randy Wolf41Quietly great season: 3.25 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 140 Ks
36Joe Blanton37 
37Jair Jurrjens35 
38Randy Wells36 
39Max Scherzer42 
40J.A. Happ40 
41Andy Pettitte46 
42Joel Pineiro43 
43Brett Anderson39 
44John Danks44 
45Jorge de la Rosa48 
46John SmoltzNR 
47Scott KazmirNR 
48Jarrod Washburn38 
49Scott Feldman50 
50Ervin Santana49 
Also receiving votes: Jason Marquis, Brad Penny

Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Mariano Rivera1 
2Joe Nathan2 
3Heath Bell3 
4Jonathan Broxton4 
5Jonathan Papelbon5 
6Huston Street6 
7Ryan Franklin8 
8Joakim Soria7August: 7.45 ERA, 1.55 WHIP
9Brian Fuentes9 
10David Aardsma10 
11Brian Wilson11 
12Andrew Bailey12 
13Francisco Rodriguez13 
14Jose Valverde14Last 6 innings: 10 Ks, 3 SVs, 1 W
15Trevor Hoffman15 
16Rafael Soriano19 
17Francisco Cordero16 
18Bobby Jenks17 
19J.P. Howell18 
20Fernando Rodney2130 save season, 0 ERs since August 9
21Carlos Marmol23 
22Frank Francisco22 
23Jim Johnson25Getting knocked around lately; don’t envision him as 2010 closer
24Mike MacDougal26 
25Jason Frasor27 
26Brad Lidge24 
27Leo Nunez28 
28Matt Capps29 
29Kerry Wood30 
30Neftali FelizNR 
Also receiving votes: None

 
R.J. White is a fantasy blogger at the sports site FanHouse. Check out his work both here and there, and feel free to talk to him in the forums, where he posts under the name daullaz.
 
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One Response to “Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 22

  1. bobbythicks says:

    The fact that you have C.C. sitting at 13 makes this entire post irrelevant.

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