RankingsSeptember 24, 2009


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Cafe Positional Rankings: Week 25

By rookies and cream

Enjoy the Week 25 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 that this will be our last ranking of 2009. If you want to be part of the ranking team this off-season and help shape the Cafe’s 2010 rankings, give us a holler.

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 Montero6 
7Ryan Doumit7 
8Brandon Inge8 
9Geovany Soto9 
10Russell Martin11 
11Mike Napoli12Batting under .100 last month
12Kurt Suzuki14 
13A.J. Pierzynski10 
14Carlos Ruiz15 
15Matt WietersNRNearly .500 BA over last 7 days and now hitting 3rd

 

First Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Albert Pujols1 
2Prince Fielder2 
3Miguel Cabrera3 
4Ryan Howard4 
5Mark Teixeira5 
6Adrian Gonzalez6 
7Mark Reynolds7 
8Adam Dunn9 
9Kevin Youkilis8Nearly .100 BA over past week with no power
10Derrek Lee10Nice bounce-back season for top 1B of past month
11Lance Berkman11 
12Kendry Morales12 
13Joey Votto14 
14Billy Butler13 
15Garrett Jones15 

 
Second Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Chase Utley1 
2Ian Kinsler2Really struggling down the stretch
3Brian Roberts3 
4Aaron Hill4 
5Dustin Pedroia5 
6Robinson Cano6 
7Brandon Phillips7 
8Dan Uggla8 
9Ben Zobrist9 
10Chone Figgins11 
11Jose Lopez12 
12Alexei Ramirez10 
13Howie KendrickNRHas been spectacular last month (.434 BA)
14Luis CastilloNR 
15Ian StewartNR 

 
Third Basemen

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Miguel Cabrera1 
2Alex Rodriguez2 
3Evan Longoria3Has been top 3B over past month with 7 HR
4Mark Reynolds5.083 BA past week and broke own K record
5David Wright4 
6Ryan Zimmerman6 
7Kevin Youkilis7 
8Aramis Ramirez8 
9Pablo Sandoval9 
10Chone Figgins10 
11Gordon Beckham11 
12Chipper Jones13 
13Jorge Cantu14 
14Chris Davis12 
15Ian StewartNR 

 
Shortstops

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Hanley Ramirez1 
2Troy Tulowitzki4Top SS over last month; clear-cut winner of Tulo v. Zobrist bet
3Derek Jeter2 
4Jimmy Rollins3 
5Jason Bartlett5 
6Gordon Beckham7 
7Ben Zobrist6 
8Alexei Ramirez8 
9Yunel Escobar9 
10Elvis Andrus11 
11Stephen Drew12Has been big disappointment in 2009
12Asdrubal Cabrera10 
13Jhonny Peralta13 
14Miguel TejadaNR 
15Rafael FurcalNR 

 
Outfielders

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Ryan Braun1 
2Matt Kemp2 
3Matt Holliday3 
4Carl Crawford4 
5Jason Bay64 HR and 11 RBI past week
6Ichiro Suzuki7 
7Adam Dunn5 
8Justin Upton9 
9Carlos Lee10 
10Manny Ramirez8 
11Jayson Werth11 
12Jacoby Ellsbury14 
13Bobby Abreu13 
14Nick Markakis12.095 BA with no power over last week
15Torii Hunter16 
16Nelson Cruz17 
17Carlos Beltran20 
18Adam Lind18 
19Curtis Granderson15 .196 BA over last month not cutting it
20Shane Victorino19 
21Kendry Morales21 
22Johnny Damon22 
23Andre Ethier24 
24Vladimir Guerrero23 
25Hunter Pence27 
26Nate McLouth29 
27Shin-Soo Choo26 
28Raul Ibanez25 
29Michael Bourn30 
30Carlos Gonzalez31 
31Rajai Davis32Top OF past month with 13 SB
32Brad Hawpe28 
33Andrew McCutchen35 
34Josh Willingham34 
35Julio Borbon37 
36Garrett Jones39 
37B.J. Upton36 
38Nick Swisher33 
39Carlos Quentin40 
40Vernon WellsNR 

 
Starting Pitchers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Tim Lincecum1 
2Zack Greinke20 ER in 4 of last 5 starts; should be AL CY winner
3Roy Halladay3 
4Felix Hernandez4 
5Chris Carpenter5 
6Dan Haren7 
7CC Sabathia6 
8Justin Verlander8 
9Adam Wainwright9Has been best of NL CY candidates over past month
10Javier Vazquez10 
11Josh Johnson11 
12Cliff Lee12 
13Jon Lester14 
14Matt Cain13 
15John Lackey15 
16Josh Beckett16 
17Cole Hamels18 
18Ubaldo Jimenez17 
19Wandy Rodriguez19 
20Ted Lilly20 
21Jered Weaver22 
22Edwin Jackson23 
23Tommy Hanson25 
24Scott Baker26 
25Scott Kazmir34 
26Gavin Floyd28 
27Matt Garza33 
28Randy Wolf27 
29Clayton Kershaw29 
30Jake PeavyNR 
31Jair Jurrjens30 
32Chad Billingsley21Definitely took a step back in 2009
33Ricky Nolasco32 
34Joel Pineiro37 
35A.J. Burnett38 
36Ryan Dempster39 
37Clay Buchholz42 
38Rich Harden31 
39Pedro Martinez35 
40James Shields41 
41John Danks36 
42Joe Blanton44 
43Scott Feldman48 
44Brett Anderson49 
45Andy Pettitte40 
46Jorge de la RosaNR 
47Bronson Arroyo43 
48Jason MarquisNR 
49Johnny CuetoNR 
50Ervin SantanaNR 

 
Relievers

RankPlayerPrev.Comments
1Mariano Rivera1 
2Jonathan Broxton3 
3Joe Nathan2 
4Jonathan Papelbon4 
5Joakim Soria6 
6Heath Bell5 
7David Aardsma7 
8Brian Wilson8 
9Francisco Rodriguez9 
10Andrew Bailey11 
11Jose Valverde10 
12Francisco Cordero14 
13Carlos Marmol13 
14Trevor Hoffman16 
15Brian Fuentes17 
16Ryan Franklin12Finally coming back to earth
17Rafael Soriano18 
18Frank Francisco19 
19Fernando Rodney21 
20Juan Gutierrez23 
21Jason Frasor24 
22Leo Nunez26 
23Matt Capps27 
24Huston Street15 
25Mike MacDougal22 
26Kerry Wood28 
27J.P. HowellNR 
28Brad LidgeNR 
29Franklin Morales30 
30Matt ThorntonNRSeems to be the beneficiary of Jenks’ injury

 
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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