RankingsSeptember 10, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 23

By rookies and cream

Enjoy the Week 23 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 
5Jorge Posada5 
6Miguel Montero6Making a push for top 5 next year
7A.J. Pierzynski8 
8Ryan Doumit92009 disappointment banged up again
9Mike Napoli7 
10Brandon Inge13 
11Russell Martin11 
12Geovany Soto12 
13Kurt Suzuki10 
14Bengie MolinaNR 
15Ivan RodriguezNR 
Also receiving votes: Chris Iannetta

 
First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Prince Fielder2 
3Miguel Cabrera3 
4Mark Teixeira4 
5Ryan Howard6 
6Mark Reynolds5 
7Justin Morneau7 
8Adrian Gonzalez8 
9Kevin Youkilis9 
10Adam Dunn10 
11Derrek Lee14Seems to have multi-HR game every week
12Lance Berkman11Not hitting for power or BA this year
13Kendry Morales12 
14Joey Votto15 
15Billy ButlerNR 
Also receiving votes: Todd Helton, Garrett Jones

 
Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2.370/.424/.611 last 2 weeks with 4 SB
3Aaron Hill4 
4Brian Roberts3 
5Robinson Cano5 
6Dustin Pedroia6 
7Brandon Phillips7 
8Ben Zobrist8Only .256/.370/.409 since All-Star break
9Alexei Ramirez10 
10Chone Figgins9 
11Dan Uggla11 
12Asdrubal Cabrera12 
13Luis Castillo13 
14Jose Lopez14 
15Chris CoghlanNR 
Also receiving votes: Felipe Lopez, Ian Stewart

 
Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera1 
2Alex Rodriguez2 
3Mark Reynolds3 
4Evan Longoria46 HR and 15 RBI last 2 weeks
5Ryan Zimmerman5 
6David WrightNR 
7Kevin Youkilis6 
8Aramis Ramirez8 
9Pablo Sandoval9 
10Chone Figgins10.250/.400/.292 last 2 weeks with 0 SB
11Gordon Beckham11 
12Chipper Jones12 
13Chris Davis13 
14Jorge Cantu15 
15Carlos GuillenNR 
Also receiving votes: Ian Stewart

 
Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Derek Jeter2 
3Jimmy Rollins3 
4Troy Tulowitzki4 
5Jason Bartlett7 
6Ben Zobrist6 
7Alexei Ramirez8 
8Gordon Beckham9 
9Asdrubal Cabrera11 
10Yunel Escobar14 
11Stephen Drew15 
12Jhonny Peralta12 
13Elvis AndrusNR.313/.376/.469 with 10 SB since All-Star break
14Marco Scutaro10Production drastically down since ASB
15Macier Izturis13 
Also receiving votes: Miguel Tejada, Everth Cabrera

 
Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Matt Kemp3 
3Carl Crawford2 
4Matt Holliday4Hot again; hopefully not slowed by injury
5Adam Dunn7 
6Ichiro Suzuki5 
7Jason Bay9 
8Manny Ramirez13 
9Justin Upton10 
10Carlos Lee11 
11Jayson Werth15 
12Nick Markakis14 
13Curtis Granderson16 
14Bobby Abreu17 
15Jacoby Ellsbury18 
16Shane Victorino19 
17Torii Hunter20 
18Carlos BeltranNRReturn gives H2H owners a nice surprise for playoffs
19Nelson Cruz22 
20Adam Lind28 
21Johnny Damon24 
22Andre Ethier26 
23Kendry Morales27 
24Shin-Soo Choo23 
25Vladimir Guerrero25 
26Raul Ibanez29 
27Hunter Pence36 
28Josh Hamilton212009 a disappointment; should return this weekend
29Brad Hawpe33 
30Josh Willingham32 
31Michael Bourn37 
32Andrew McCutchen35 
33B.J. Upton30Perhaps fantasy’s biggest disappointment in 2009
34Rajai DavisNR 
35Carlos GonzalezNR 
36Nick SwisherNR 
37Carlos Quentin38 
38Denard SpanNR 
39Matt Diaz39 
40Jason KubelNR 
Also receiving votes: Hideki Matsui, Ryan Ludwick, Julio Borbon

 
Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 
2Zack Greinke2 
3Roy Halladay3 
4Dan Haren4 
5Chris Carpenter8 
6Justin Verlander5 
7Felix Hernandez6 
8CC Sabathia13 
9Adam Wainwright11 
10Javier Vazquez10 
11Josh Johnson12 
12Cliff Lee7Hasn’t been the same last month
13Matt Cain14 
14Josh Beckett9Continues to be ice cold, though better last start
15Jon Lester15 
16Ubaldo Jimenez16 
17John Lackey18 
18Cole Hamels22 
19Wandy Rodriguez21 
20Chad Billingsley17 
21Edwin Jackson20 
22Jered Weaver25 
23Ted Lilly28 
24Yovani Gallardo23 
25Gavin Floyd27 
26Clayton Kershaw19 
27Ricky Nolasco24 
28Randy Wolf35 
29Roy Oswalt26 
30A.J. Burnett29 
31Rich Harden30 
32Matt Garza31 
33Tommy Hanson32 
34Scott Baker34 
35James Shields33 
36Jair Jurrjens37 
37Scott Kazmir47Hasn’t allowed more than 1 ER in last 3 outings
38Joe Blanton36 
39Randy Wells38 
40Andy Pettitte41 
41Joel Pineiro42 
42John Danks44 
43J.A. Happ40 
44Jason MarquisNR 
45Pedro MartinezNR 
46Scott FeldmanNRNow tied for AL lead in wins; WOW
47Bronson ArroyoNR 
48Jorge de la Rosa45 
49Clay BuchholzNR 
50Carlos ZambranoNR 
Also receiving votes: John Smoltz, Brad Penny, Johnny Cueto, Max Scherzer, Brett Anderson

 
Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Mariano Rivera1 
2Joe Nathan2 
3Heath Bell3 
4Jonathan Broxton4 
5Jonathan Papelbon7 
6Ryan Franklin9 
7Joakim Soria10 
8David Aardsma12 
9Brian Wilson13 
10Francisco Rodriguez15 
11Huston Street5Morales’ success may cause Rox to not rush return
12Brian Fuentes11 
13Andrew Bailey14 
14Francisco Cordero19 
15Jose Valverde16 
16Trevor Hoffman17 
17Rafael Soriano18 
18Bobby Jenks20 
19Frank Francisco24 
20Carlos Marmol23Has been great since being named closer
21Fernando Rodney22 
22Jim Johnson25 
23Mike MacDougal26 
24Jason Frasor27 
25Leo Nunez29 
26Matt Capps30 
27Juan GutierrezNR 
28Kerry WoodNR 
29Neftali FelizNR 
30Brad Lidge28 
Also receiving votes: None

 
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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