C Montero C Iannetta 1B AGon 2B Altuve 3B Moustakas SS Desmond CI Youk MI Kendrick OF Heyward OF CarGo OF McCutch Util A Ramirez(SS) BN Revere,Moreland,Viciedo DL Hart SP Kershaw, Scherzer RP Hanrahan, Street P Henderson, Anderson, Boggs BN Wheeler,Lynn
Carl Crawford - 5 (disaster in BOS so far but a perennial roto stud...he'll get it going) Matt Kemp - 6 (very solid player but not as "special" as the rest in terms of numbers or position value) Troy Tulowitski - 1 (because of potential MVP numbers at SS) Miguel Cabrera - 3 (tempted to put him #1 because he's a legit Triple Crown threat but 1B is deep) Robinson Cano - 2 (see also: Tulo. Big numbers at scarce position) Carlos Gonzalez - 4 (sophomore slump but going to be huge for a long time in Coors!)
1. Tulo 2. Miggy - these two are very close. In a 10 team league though I think you have to go Tulo. Almost everyone's going to have a great 1B. The difference between Miggy and Ryan Howard is so much less than the difference between Tulo and Derek Jeter.
3. Car-Go 4. Kemp.... another really close call. People tend to overrate recent events. It's easy to forget how good Car-Go was last year, or how average Kemp was. When you break it down, these are both imperfect hitters with a tremendous, rare power/speed combo. I give Car-Go a VERY slight edge for being a touch younger and playing in a better park.
5. Cano 6. Crawford
Cano puts up huge numbers at 2B, and you can't go wrong with him. 4-category stud as opposed to 5 (though AVG will fluctuate for Kemp/Car-Go) puts him at the bottom. Crawford, what can I say... I own him in a couple leagues and I'm not immune to bias. Right now I'm just sick of him. He'll probably turn it around, but right now I just don't want anything to do with the guy.