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2010 Cafe Rankings - 10 comments

By R.J. White

Jake Peavy’s in the AL, Cliff Lee is back in the AL, and Brandon Webb is just back. Curtis Granderson heads to New York, while Johnny Damon leaves New York. Joe Mauer, Albert Pujols, Chase Utley, Alex Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez and Ryan Braun were all unanimous picks at the top of their respective positions. Surprisingly, no one ranked Livan Hernandez.

Several Cafe members were kind enough to rank several hundred players and contribute to this year’s first edition of Cafe rankings. Much thanks to B-Chad, Element, garf112, ironman, kaiser, MasterX1918, MaudDib and Thracken for joining me in providing their rankings for the Cafe’s use. Let us know what you think in comments section, and if you want to get involved with the next edition of the rankings, PM me (daullaz). Enjoy!

Minnesota Twins vs Seattle Mariners in Seattle

RankCatcherAverage
1Joe Mauer1.00
2Victor Martinez2.44
3Brian McCann2.67
4Matt Wieters5.11
5Miguel Montero6.22
6Jorge Posada6.44
7Geovany Soto6.78
8Kurt Suzuki8.67
9Russell Martin8.67
10Mike Napoli9.11
11Ryan Doumit10.78
12Chris Iannetta12.11
13Yadier Molina14.33
14Bengie Molina14.33
15A.J. Pierzynski14.89
16Carlos Ruiz16.33
17Ramon Hernandez19.78
18John Baker20.11
19Jarrod Saltalamacchia20.11
20Kelly Shoppach20.33
21Buster Posey23.44
22Carlos Santana23.67
23Ivan Rodriguez28.67
24Miguel Olivo28.89
25Jesus Flores29.33
26John Buck29.44
27Dioner Navarro30.56
28Rod Barajas31.00
29J.R. Towles31.33
30Gerald Laird32.22

Los Angeles Dodgers vs St. Louis Cardinals

RankFirst BaseAverage
1Albert Pujols1.00
2Prince Fielder2.56
3Miguel Cabrera3.33
4Mark Teixeira3.33
5Ryan Howard4.78
6Adrian Gonzalez6.33
7Justin Morneau8.00
8Joey Votto8.56
9Mark Reynolds9.00
10Kevin Youkilis10.11
11Lance Berkman11.56
12Pablo Sandoval12.56
13Kendry Morales13.56
14Derrek Lee14.22
15Adam Dunn15.00
16Billy Butler15.67
17Carlos Pena16.11
18Victor Martinez17.22
19Michael Cuddyer19.56
20Todd Helton21.44
21James Loney22.11
22Chris Davis22.44
23Garrett Jones23.78
24Paul Konerko23.78
25Jorge Cantu24.44
26Adam LaRoche25.89
27Nick Swisher27.33
28Nick Johnson30.67
29Martin Prado30.89
30Carlos Delgado30.89
31Matt LaPorta31.67
32Aubrey Huff34.89
33Daniel Murphy36.33
34Luke Scott36.56
35Garrett Atkins36.67
36Lyle Overbay38.67
37Troy Glaus39.11
38Mark Teahen39.33
39Casey Kotchman40.00
40Russell Branyan41.00
41Hank Blalock43.44
42Justin Smoak44.33
43Daric Barton46.11
44Chris C. Carter47.11
45Jeff Clement47.33

Philadelphia Phillies vs New York Mets at Citi Field in New York

RankSecond BaseAverage
1Chase Utley1.00
2Ian Kinsler2.11
3Dustin Pedroia3.33
4Brandon Phillips5.11
5Brian Roberts5.33
6Robinson Cano6.00
7Aaron Hill6.78
8Ben Zobrist8.00
9Dan Uggla10.00
10Jose Lopez10.44
11Gordon Beckham10.78
12Howie Kendrick12.33
13Asdrubal Cabrera12.67
14Rickie Weeks14.22
15Ian Stewart15.00
16Martin Prado17.67
17Orlando Hudson18.00
18Placido Polanco18.78
19Kelly Johnson19.67
20Clint Barmes21.56
21Alberto Callaspo23.00
22Casey McGehee24.00
23Luis Castillo24.56
24Scott Sizemore24.67
25Felipe Lopez25.00
26Akinori Iwamura26.22
27Freddy Sanchez26.89
28Kaz Matsui26.89
29Mark Ellis28.89
30Skip Schumaker30.56
31Adam Kennedy31.67
32Juan Uribe34.33
33Luis Valbuena34.56
34Ronnie Belliard35.67
35Jeff Baker36.33
36Maicer Izturis36.56
37Chris Getz38.56
38Eric Young38.78
39Julio Lugo40.33
40Nick Punto43.22
41Eugenio Velez45.22
42Alexi Casilla45.78
43Mike Fontenot45.78
44David Eckstein46.00
45Willy Aybar46.22

ALCS Game 4: New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels

RankThird BaseAverage
1Alex Rodriguez1.00
2Evan Longoria2.33
3David Wright2.67
4Ryan Zimmerman5.00
5Mark Reynolds5.22
6Kevin Youkilis5.56
7Pablo Sandoval6.89
8Aramis Ramirez8.00
9Chone Figgins9.33
10Gordon Beckham10.67
11Michael Young10.78
12Chipper Jones11.33
13Ian Stewart15.11
14Jorge Cantu15.56
15Adrian Beltre15.56
16Alex Gordon16.00
17Mark DeRosa19.56
18Casey Blake20.56
19Chase Headley21.78
20Miguel Tejada21.89
21Martin Prado22.11
22Kevin Kouzmanoff22.22
23Jhonny Peralta22.56
24Garrett Atkins23.89
25Edwin Encarnacion25.67
26Placido Polanco25.89
27Scott Rolen26.67
28Mark Teahen26.89
29Casey McGehee27.67
30Brandon Wood28.33
31Andy LaRoche30.33
32Troy Glaus30.67
33Brandon Inge36.00
34Mat Gamel37.67
35David Freese37.67
36Mike Lowell38.33
37Juan Uribe39.00
38Brett Wallace39.11
39Pedro Feliz40.11
40Jake Fox41.00
41Ty Wigginton42.22
42Pedro Alvarez43.67
43Macier Izturis46.22
44Jose Bautista47.89
45Josh Fields48.11

MLB Florida Marlins vs Boston Red Sox

RankShortstopAverage
1Hanley Ramirez1.00
2Troy Tulowitzki2.44
3Jose Reyes3.44
4Jimmy Rollins3.56
5Derek Jeter4.56
6Ben Zobrist6.89
7Yunel Escobar8.44
8Alexei Ramirez9.11
9Jason Bartlett9.44
10Stephen Drew9.56
11Elvis Andrus10.67
12Asdrubal Cabrera11.00
13Rafael Furcal16.00
14Ryan Theriot16.33
15Miguel Tejada16.56
16Alcides Escobar16.67
17Jhonny Peralta17.22
18Everth Cabrera18.00
19J.J. Hardy18.22
20Erick Aybar18.89
21Marco Scutaro19.11
22Orlando Cabrera20.22
23Ian Desmond25.33
24Cristian Guzman26.67
25Luis Valbuena26.89
26Edgar Renteria27.11
27Cliff Pennington27.44
28Juan Uribe29.22
29Julio Lugo31.56
30Maicer Izturis32.00
31Brendan Ryan34.78
32Willie Bloomquist35.33
33Cesar Izturis36.00
34Alex Gonzalez36.33
35Nick Punto36.33
36Emilio Bonifacio36.56
37Jack Wilson37.11
38Yuniesky Betancourt38.33
39Mike Aviles38.78
40Jerry Hairston39.22
41Ronny Cedeno43.78
42Bobby Crosby44.78
43Reid Brignac44.78
44Jed Lowrie45.11
45Adam Everett46.00

MLB: Milwaukee Brewers at Los Angeles Dodgers

RankOutfielderAverage
1Ryan Braun1.00
2Matt Kemp2.11
3Matt Holliday3.56
4Carl Crawford4.67
5Justin Upton5.33
6Jacoby Ellsbury6.11
7Grady Sizemore6.33
8Jayson Werth9.33
9Jason Bay10.89
10Ichiro Suzuki12.44
11Adam Lind12.67
12Curtis Granderson13.44
13Nick Markakis15.44
14Manny Ramirez17.00
15Andre Ethier17.11
16Nelson Cruz17.67
17Carlos Lee18.33
18B.J. Upton19.56
19Josh Hamilton19.78
20Shin-Soo Choo20.22
21Andrew McCutchen20.56
22Bobby Abreu20.89
23Adam Dunn21.44
24Shane Victorino22.56
25Carlos Quentin24.22
26Torii Hunter27.56
27Ben Zobrist28.44
28Nate McLouth30.00
29Hunter Pence30.44
30Jay Bruce30.56
31Adam Jones32.78
32Raul Ibanez34.33
33Alfonso Soriano34.78
34Michael Bourn35.56
35Alex Rios35.56
36Carlos Gonzalez37.11
37Denard Span38.67
38Carlos Beltran39.22
39Michael Cuddyer39.33
40Jason Kubel41.67
41Julio Borbon41.78
42Johnny Damon44.33
43Nolan Reimold45.11
44Nyjer Morgan46.22
45Brad Hawpe47.00
46Chris Coghlan47.11
47Corey Hart47.11
48Ryan Ludwick48.22
49Vernon Wells48.44
50Dexter Fowler48.78
51Garrett Jones51.56
52J.D. Drew52.11
53Juan Pierre52.22
54Nick Swisher52.33
55Franklin Gutierrez54.56
56Rajai Davis54.78
57Travis Snider60.44
58Mike Cameron63.56
59Josh Willingham65.11
60Colby Rasmus65.56
61Juan Rivera65.56
62Kyle Blanks66.00
63Mark DeRosa66.89
64Jermaine Dye67.11
65Cody Ross68.00
66Lastings Milledge68.11
67Cameron Maybin69.00
68David DeJesus71.22
69Conor Jackson73.22
70Drew Stubbs73.33
71Jason Heyward73.33
72Magglio Ordonez74.89
73Delmon Young75.44
74Brett Gardner77.56
75Milton Bradley78.78
76Chris Young78.89
77Marlon Byrd79.56
78Ryan Raburn80.67
79Jack Cust81.89
80Matt Diaz82.78
81Melky Cabrera83.11
82Seth Smith83.89
83Scott Podsednik83.89
84Jeff Francoeur83.89
85Kosuke Fukudome85.00
86Chris Dickerson85.11
87Luke Scott85.11
88Chase Headley86.00
89Desmond Jennings86.56
90Carlos Guillen87.11

Giants Lincecome Throws Against Rockies in Denver

RankStarting PitcherAverage
1Tim Lincecum1.11
2Roy Halladay2.78
3Zack Greinke3.67
4Felix Hernandez3.78
5CC Sabathia4.89
6Justin Verlander6.56
7Dan Haren6.78
8Johan Santana8.33
9Adam Wainwright9.00
10Cliff Lee11.00
11Jon Lester11.11
12Chris Carpenter12.56
13Josh Beckett12.89
14Cole Hamels14.78
15Josh Johnson15.33
16Ubaldo Jimenez19.00
17Tommy Hanson19.22
18Yovani Gallardo21.33
19Matt Cain21.44
20Clayton Kershaw21.44
21Jake Peavy23.78
22Wandy Rodriguez24.78
23Brandon Webb26.00
24Javier Vazquez27.00
25John Lackey27.44
26Ricky Nolasco29.22
27Roy Oswalt29.33
28Jered Weaver30.33
29James Shields32.22
30Scott Baker32.56
31Brett Anderson32.89
32Matt Garza34.11
33A.J. Burnett34.22
34Chad Billingsley34.44
35Gavin Floyd35.22
36Jair Jurrjens35.78
37David Price38.11
38Rich Harden39.33
39Ryan Dempster40.67
40Clay Buchholz44.89
41Kevin Slowey45.00
42Ted Lilly46.11
43Francisco Liriano46.56
44Jeff Niemann48.33
45Carlos Zambrano48.44
46Scott Kazmir49.44
47Tim Hudson49.56
48Ben Sheets49.56
49Aaron Harang50.33
50Jorge De La Rosa50.33
51Ervin Santana51.11
52Max Scherzer51.89
53Johnny Cueto53.89
54Edwin Jackson55.11
55Daisuke Matsuzaka55.33
56Mark Buehrle55.33
57Jonathan Sanchez56.00
58John Danks57.11
59Rick Porcello58.89
60Derek Lowe60.33
61Randy Wolf60.78
62Hiroki Kuroda64.22
63Joba Chamberlain64.44
64Brian Matusz65.44
65J.A. Happ65.56
66Joe Blanton65.78
67Andy Pettitte66.00
68Randy Wells72.22
69Chris Tillman72.33
70Wade Davis73.11
71Stephen Strasburg73.67
72Bronson Arroyo76.22
73Gil Meche76.67
74Joe Saunders79.56
75Joel Pineiro81.56
76Jon Garland82.67
77Shaun Marcum82.78
78Homer Bailey82.89
79Mat Latos84.56
80John Maine85.11
81Ricky Romero85.22
82Erik Bedard86.33
83Trevor Cahill87.44
84Jason Hammel88.56
85Justin Masterson89.11
86Brett Myers89.44
87Carl Pavano89.56
88Derek Holland90.11
89Gio Gonzalez91.00
90Mark Rzepczynski92.00
91Kevin Correia92.56
92Manny Parra92.67
93Dallas Braden92.89
94Brad Penny93.56
95Madison Bumgarner94.11
96Phil Hughes95.67
97Pedro Martinez97.11
98Aaron Cook97.11
99Scott Feldman97.67
100Brandon Morrow98.33

Twins Nathan wipes his face during game 3 of the ALDS in Minneapolis

RankRelief PitcherAverage
1Joe Nathan1.67
2Jonathan Broxton1.89
3Mariano Rivera3.00
4Jonathan Papelbon3.78
5Joakim Soria6.00
6Heath Bell7.44
7Huston Street7.56
8Francisco Rodriguez10.44
9Andrew Bailey10.56
10Jose Valverde11.33
11Brian Wilson11.33
12Trevor Hoffman15.22
13Billy Wagner15.33
14Rafael Soriano15.78
15Bobby Jenks17.78
16Frank Francisco17.89
17David Aardsma17.89
18Carlos Marmol18.78
19Francisco Cordero18.89
20Brian Fuentes19.00
21Chad Qualls19.89
22Ryan Franklin20.78
23Kerry Wood25.33
24Mike Gonzalez25.56
25Brad Lidge27.44
26Matt Capps28.89
27Jason Frasor28.89
28Neftali Feliz29.33
29Ryan Madson33.56
30Octavio Dotel34.11
31Phil Hughes34.11
32Leo Nunez34.56
33Kevin Gregg35.22
34Brandon Lyon35.44
35Matt Thornton39.44
36Scott Downs39.44
37Matt Lindstrom39.78
38J.P. Howell41.00
39J.A. Happ43.56
40George Sherrill43.67
41Chris Perez44.00
42C.J. Wilson45.00
43Michael Wuertz45.22
44J.J. Putz46.33
45Takashi Saito48.11
46Brandon Morrow48.44
47Daniel Bard48.67
48Luke Gregorson48.67
49Fernando Rodney51.00
50Jim Johnson51.44
51Mike Adams52.11
52LaTroy Hawkins52.11
53Hideki Okajima52.44
54Jason Motte53.33
55Joel Zumaya53.67
56Joel Hanrahan54.33
57Rafael Betancourt54.67
58Kris Medlen54.78
59Sergio Romo54.89
60Jeremy Affeldt54.89

 
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10 Responses to “2010 Cafe Rankings”

  1. User avatar DaSh 1s says:

    Quentin behind Abreu and McCutchen keep dreaming

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  2. I forgot to complete and submit my rankings. Been busy, my bad.

    Do you have everyone’s individual rankings? I’d like to see the discrepancies, if any, between everyone’s lists.

    Good effort, guys. I’ll disagree heavily with how low Nolasco and Billingsley are ranked by consensus, but aside from that and a few minor things to pick at, solid list.

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  3. User avatar ironman says:

    I don’t have Billingsley ranked that low.

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  4. User avatar Verminator says:

    I like the sensibility of these rankings… esp the significant regression of Casey McGehee.

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  5. User avatar LMack says:

    It’d be interesting to see a highest spot ranked/lowest spot ranked comparison for each player.

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  6. zschaffran says:

    If you had to slide Vlad Guerrero into the OF rankings, where would he fit in?

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  7. User avatar ironman says:

    I would have Vlad in the low 40s right around Borbon, Damon, and Reimold.

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  8. User avatar moochman says:

    Liriano is rated pretty high for a guy with so many questions, no? I think most of the pitchers listed in the 50s are a safer bet than #43 Liriano. I will give you that he has way more potential than the others, but more risk too.
    Maggs is a great value at 72. Not much power left, but I think he will hit for average and score plenty.

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  9. User avatar GiantsFan14 says:

    who could possibly not put kinsler as the 2nd best 2B, kemp as the 2nd best OF or timmy as the best SP. crazies imo.

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  10. Alouuuuu says:

    I hope people rank Billingsley so low. Asdrubal Cabrera is another guy who I expect to go sooner, especially with 2B/SS elig.
    Bay seems ranked a little high. Maybe I’m just a pessimist as a Mets fan… I’d take Carlos Lee before him.

    I’m not paying big for steals. There’s no reason to go with Ellsbury early with so many fast OFs available late.

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