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VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby TribeIn2012 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:31 am

I am sure this list will change 600 times before Opening Day but here is my first attempt at rankings...

Catchers:
1 V. Martinez, DET
2 B. Posey, SF
3 C. Santana, CLE
4 J. Mauer, MIN
5 M. Napoli, TEX
6 B. McCann, ATL
7 M. Wieters, BAL
8 M. Montero, ARZ
9 J. Montero, NYY
10 A. Avila, DET

1B:
1 A. Pujols, STL
2 M. Cabrera, DET
3 A. Gonzalez, BOS
4 P. Fielder, MIL
5 J. Votto, CIN
6 R. Howard, PHI
7 V. Martinez, DET
8 P. Konerko, CWS
9 C. Santana, CLE
10 M. Teixeria, NYY
11 M. Young, TEX
12 K. Youkilis, BOS
13 P. Sandoval, SF
14 J. Mauer, MIN
15 M. Napoli, TEX
16 L. Berkman, STL
17 M. Morse, WAS
18 E. Hosmer, KC
19 B. Zobrist, TB
20 B. Butler, KC
21 N. Swisher, NYY
22 H. Kendrick, LAA
23 M. Reynolds, BAL
24 M. Trumbo, LAA
25 M. Cuddyer, MIN

2B:
1 R. Cano, NYY
2 D. Pedroia, BOS
3 I. Kinsler, TEX
4 M. Young, TEX
5 B. Phillips, CIN
6 B. Zobrist, TB
7 R. Weeks, MIL
8 C. Utley, PHI
9 B. Lawrie, TOR
10 J. Kipnis, CLE
11 H. Kendrick, LAA
12 M. Cuddyer, MIN
13 D. Uggla, ATL
14 D. Akley, SEA
15 M. Prado, ATL

3B:
1 J. Bautista, TOR
2 E. Longoria, TB
3 A. Beltre, TEX
4 R. Zimmerman, WAS
5 M. Young, TEX
6 A. Ramirez, CHC
7 D. Wright, NYM
8 P. Sandoval, SF
9 K. Youkilis, BOS
10 A. Rodriguez, NYY
11 B. Lawrie, TOR
12 M. Reynolds, BAL
13 C. Jones, ATL
14 M. Cuddyer, MIN
15 E. Bonafacio, FLA

SS:
1 T. Tulowitzki, COL
2 J. Reyes, NYM
3 H. Ramirez, FLA
4 A. Cabrera, CLE
5 E. Andrus, TEX
6 J. Rollins, PHI
7 S. Castro, CHC
8 A. Ramirez, CWS
9 J. Peralta, DET
10 J. Hardy, BAL
11 D. Jeter, NYY
12 E. Bonifacio, FLA
13 E. Aybar, LAA
14 Y. Escobar, TOR
15 S. Drew, ARZ

OF:
1 R. Braun, MIL
2 M. Kemp, LAD
3 J. Ellsbury, BOS
4 J. Bautista, TOR
5 C. Gonzalez, COL
6 J. Upton, ARZ
7 J. Hamilton, TEX
8 C. Granderson, NYY
9 H. Pence, PHI
10 A. McCutchen, PIT
11 M. Stanton, FLA
12 M. Holliday, STL
13 N. Cruz, TEX
14 C. Crawford, BOS
15 A. Gordon, KC
16 S. Choo, CLE
17 B. Upton, TB
18 B. Zobrist, TB
19 J. Bruce, CIN
20 C. Beltran, SF
21 M. Morse, WAS
22 I. Suzuki, SEA
23 M. Bourn, ATL
24 S. Victorino, PHI
25 L. Berkman, HOU
26 A. Jones, BAL
27 C. Hart, MIL
28 N. Markakis, BAL
29 H. Kendrick, LAA
30 J. Francouer, KC
31 M. Cabrera, KC
32 D. Stubbs, CIN
33 C. Crisp, OAK
34 B. Gardner, NYY
35 D. Jennings, TB
36 M. Cuddyer, MIN
37 N. Swisher, NYY
38 C. Maybin, SD
39 L. Morrison, FLA
40 M. Trout, LAA

Starting Pitcher Rankings:
1 Justin Verlander, DET
2 Roy Halladay, PHI
3 Clayton Kershaw, LAD
4 Cliff Lee, PHI
5 Felix Hernandez, SEA
6 Jered Weaver, LAA
7 CC Sabathia, NYY
8 Tim Lincecum, SF
9 David Price, TB
10 Zack Greinke, MIL
11 Dan Haren, LAA
12 Yovani Gallardo, MIL
13 Cole Hamels, PHI
14 Jon Lester, BOS
15 James Shields, TB
16 Matt Garza, CHC
17 Matt Cain, SF
18 Stephen Strasubrg, WAS
19 Chris Carpenter, STL
20 Josh Beckett, BOS
21 Ubaldo Jiminez, CLE
22 C.J. Wilson, TEX
23 Rickey Romero, TOR
24 Ian Kennedy, ARZ
25 Michael Pineda, SEA
26 Brandon Morrow, TOR
27 Anibal Sanchez, FLA
28 Gio Gonzalez, OAK
29 Madison Bumgarner, SF
30 Mat Latos, SD
31 Tim Hudson, ATL
32 Ervin Santana, LAA
33 Justin Masterson, CLE
34 Jeremy Hellickson, TB
35 Bud Norris, HOU
36 Max Sherzer, DET
37 Brandon Beachy, ATL
38 Daniel Hudson, ARZ
39 Wandy Rodriguez, HOU
40 Shaun Marcum, MIL
41 Tommy Hanson, ATL
42 Scott Baker, MIN
43 Matt Moore, TB
44 Johnny Cueto, CIN
45 Alexi Ogando, TEX
46 Roy Oswalt, PHI
47 Javier Vazquez, FLA
48 Hiroki Kuroda, LAD
49 Derrick Holland, TEX
50 Chad Billingsley, LAD
51 Rickey Nolasco, FLA
52 Johnathon Sanchez, SF
53 Jake Peavy, SD
54 Jair Jurrjens, ATL
55 Ted Lilly, LAD
56 Jamie Garcia, STL
57 Corey Luebke, SD
58 Gavin Floyd, CWS
59 Jhoulys Chacin, COL
60 Clay Bucholtz, BOS
61 Jeff Neimann, TB
62 Edwin Jackson, STL
63 Drew Pomeranz, COL
64 Trevor Cahill, OAK
65 Jordan Zimmerman, WAS
66 Doug Fister, DET
67 John Danks, CWS
68 Randy Wolf, MIL
69 Brandon McCarthy, OAK
70 Ivan Nova, NYY
71 Brett Anderson, OAK
72 Vance Worely, PHI
73 Ryan Dempster, CHC
74 Erik Bedard, BOS
75 Mark Beuhrle, CWS
76 Ryan Vogelsong, SF
77 A.J. Burnett, NYY
78 Colby Lewis, TEX
79 Aaron Harrang, SD
80 Fransisco Liriano, MIN
81 Fausto Carmona, CLE
82 Carlos Zambrano, CHC
83 Homer Bailey, CIN
84 Brett Myers, HOU
85 Wade Davis, TB
86 Edison Volquez, CIN
87 Josh Tomlin, CLE
88 Phil Hughes, NYY
89 Jorge De La Rosa, COL
90 Dallas Braden, OAK

Relief Pitchers:
1 Craig Kimbrel, ATL
2 Mariano Rivera, NYY
3 Jose Valverde, DET
4 Jonathon Papelbon, BOS
5 John Axford, MIL
6 J.J. Putz, ARZ
7 Heath Bell, SD
8 Drew Storen, WAS
9 Neftali Feliz, TEX
10 Carlos Marmol, CHC
11 Joel Hanrahan, PIT
12 Brian Wilson, SF
13 Andrew Bailey, OAK
14 Fransisco Cordero, CIN
15 Joakim Soria, KC
16 Chris Perez, CLE
17 Ryan Madson, PHI
18 Joe Nathan, MIN
19 Brandon League, SEA
20 Jordan Walden, LAA
21 Huston Street, COL
22 Kyle Farnsworth, TB
23 Mark Melancon, HOU
24 "Leo Nunez", FLA
25 Sergio Santos, CWS
26 Fernando Salas, STL
27 Javy Guerra, LAD
28 Frank Fransisco, TOR
29 Fransisco Rodriguez, MIL
30 Chris Sale, CWS
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby Grounded Polo » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:10 am

Hosmer is a top 10 1B easily, he won't be had at a discount.
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:34 am

Not bad.
Too low - McCann, Tex, Hosmer
Too high - M. Young, V-Mart, A-Ram
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby MasterX1918 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:12 am

why is Teixeira so low? I think i'd rather have him than Howard or Konerko. Also I don't think Youkilis is 1B eligible in 2012 and no love for Freddie Freedman? He was a beast this year, I think he's a top 15 guy and up there with Hosmer (though Hosmer has the edge). I'm also intrigued to see where other people rank Ellsbury, I can't see myself drafting him over Upton.
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:55 am

MasterX1918 wrote:why is Teixeira so low? I think i'd rather have him than Howard or Konerko. Also I don't think Youkilis is 1B eligible in 2012 and no love for Freddie Freedman? He was a beast this year, I think he's a top 15 guy and up there with Hosmer (though Hosmer has the edge). I'm also intrigued to see where other people rank Ellsbury, I can't see myself drafting him over Upton.

I'll be interested to see where people put Freeman. Personally I'm not really high on him. I keep thinking he is pretty much Gaby Sanchez.
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby Tavish » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:02 pm

Don't let the awful start to his pro career fool you. Moustakas can flat out rake and has as good a chance of becoming a top 5 fantasy 3B next season as Lawire does.
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby Inukchuk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:41 pm

I could see Kemp going ahead of Braun in a majority of drafts...
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby mweir145 » Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:57 pm

Tavish wrote:Don't let the awful start to his pro career fool you. Moustakas can flat out rake and has as good a chance of becoming a top 5 fantasy 3B next season as Lawire does.

Except Moustakas doesn't have anywhere near the plate discipline, power, or speed that Lawrie has right now and is playing in an awful park for offense.
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby RedHopeful » Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:49 pm

JJ Hardy will go much earlier. Managers dream about shortstops hitting 30 HR's in a season.

Don't like Choo, Beltran and even Markakis being ranked that high. Off the top of my head, I'd take Tabata, Heyward and Werth over a host of others listed.
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Re: VERY EARLY 2012 Rankings

Postby Tavish » Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:28 pm

mweir145 wrote:
Tavish wrote:Don't let the awful start to his pro career fool you. Moustakas can flat out rake and has as good a chance of becoming a top 5 fantasy 3B next season as Lawire does.

Except Moustakas doesn't have anywhere near the plate discipline, power, or speed that Lawrie has right now and is playing in an awful park for offense.

Moustakas has plenty of power, probably as much as any 3B in baseball. For standard 5X5 fantasy cats SB is probably the only one I would expect Lawrie to win in next season.
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