I should be posting some updates regularly from now until the end of March.
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Obviously it's still extremely early but here's a sneak peek at my rankings right now for next year. Maybe spark some discussion.
CATCHER 1. Buster Posey, SF 2. Joe Mauer, MIN 3. Yadier Molina, STL 4. Carlos Santana, CLE 5. Matt Wieters, BAL 6. Miguel Montero, ARI 7. Wilin Rosario, COL 8. Victor Martinez, DET 9. Jesus Montero, SEA 10. Mike Napoli, FA 11. Brian McCann, ATL 12. Salvador Perez, KC 13. Carlos Ruiz, PHI 14. Jonathan Lucroy, MIL 15. Ryan Doumit, MIN 16. A.J. Pierzynski, CHW 17. Alex Avila, DET 18. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOS 19. J.P. Arencibia, TOR 20. Russell Martin, FA
FIRST BASE 1. Joey Votto, CIN 2. Prince Fielder, DET 3. Albert Pujols, LAA 4. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR 5. Buster Posey, SF 6. Billy Butler, KC 7. David Ortiz, BOS 8. Mark Teixeira, NYY 9. Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 10. Freddie Freeman, ATL 11. Paul Goldschmidt, ARI 12. Anthony Rizzo, CHC 13. Ike Davis, NYM 14. Paul Konerko, CHW 15. Joe Mauer, MIN 16. Allen Craig, STL 17. Carlos Santana, CLE 18. Adam LaRoche, FA 19. Mark Trumbo, LAA 20. Corey Hart, MIL
SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, NYY 2. Ian Kinsler, TEX 3. Dustin Pedroia, BOS 4. Brandon Phillips, CIN 5. Ben Zobrist, TB 6. Jason Kipnis, CLE 7. Aaron Hill, ARI 8. Jose Altuve, HOU 9. Martin Prado, ATL 10. Rickie Weeks, MIL 11. Kyle Seager, SEA 12. Neil Walker, PIT 13. Chase Utley, PHI 14. Daniel Murphy, NYM 15. Michael Young, TEX 16. Danny Espinosa, WAS 17. Howie Kendrick, LAA 18. Emilio Bonifacio, MIA 19. Omar Infante, DET 20. Dustin Ackley, SEA
THIRD BASE 1. Miguel Cabrera, DET 2. Evan Longoria, TB 3. Adrian Beltre, TEX 4. David Wright, NYM 5. Hanley Ramirez, LAD 6. Aramis Ramirez, MIL 7. Chase Headley, SD 8. Ryan Zimmerman, WAS 9. Pablo Sandoval, SF 10. Brett Lawrie, TOR 11. Will Middlebrooks, BOS 12. Martin Prado, ATL 13. Kyle Seager, SEA 14. Pedro Alvarez, PIT 15. David Freese, STL 16. Alex Rodriguez, NYY 17. Mark Reynolds, BAL 18. Todd Frazier, CIN 19. Mike Moustakas, KC 20. Trevor Plouffe, MIN
SHORTSTOP 1. Hanley Ramirez, LAD 2. Troy Tulowitzki, COL 3. Jose Reyes, MIA 4. Starlin Castro, CHC 5. Ben Zobrist, TB 6. Elvis Andrus, TEX 7. Ian Desmond, WAS 8. Jimmy Rollins, PHI 9. Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE 10. Martin Prado, ATL 11. Derek Jeter, NYY 12. Alcides Escobar, KC 13. Alexei Ramirez, CHW 14. Erick Aybar, LAA 15. J.J. Hardy, BAL 16. Danny Espinosa, WAS 17. Zack Cozart, CIN 18. Jed Lowrie, HOU 19. Marco Scutaro, FA 20. Everth Cabrera, SD
OUTFIELD 1. Mike Trout, LAA 2. Ryan Braun, MIL 3. Matt Kemp, LAD 4. Andrew McCutchen, PIT 5. Giancarlo Stanton, MIA 6. Carlos Gonzalez, COL 7. Josh Hamilton, FA 8. Jose Bautista, TOR 9. Adam Jones, BAL 10. Jason Heyward, ATL 11. Jay Bruce, CIN 12. Justin Upton, ARI 13. Curtis Granderson, NYY 14. Matt Holliday, STL 15. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS 16. Yoenis Cespedes, OAK 17. Adrian Gonzalez, LAD 18. Bryce Harper, WAS 19. B.J. Upton, FA 20. Michael Bourn, FA 21. Alex Rios, CHW 22. Carlos Beltran, STL 23. Austin Jackson, DET 24. Josh Willingham, MIN 25. Desmond Jennings, TB 26. Ben Zobrist, TB 27. Allen Craig, STL 28. Alex Gordon, KC 29. Mark Trumbo, LAA 30. Shin-Soo Choo, CLE 31. Corey Hart, MIL 32. Shane Victorino, FA 33. Josh Reddick, OAK 34. Andre Ethier, LAD 35. Hunter Pence, SF 36. Martin Prado, ATL 37. Nelson Cruz, TEX 38. Mike Morse, WAS 39. Melky Cabrera, FA 40. Chris Davis, BAL
STARTING PITCHER 1. Justin Verlander, DET 2. Clayton Kershaw, LAD 3. David Price, TB 4. Stephen Strasburg, WAS 5. Felix Hernandez, SEA 6. Cliff Lee, PHI 7. Matt Cain, SF 8. Cole Hamels, PHI 9. Jered Weaver, LAA 10. Gio Gonzalez, WAS 11. Madison Bumgarner, SF 12. CC Sabathia, NYY 13. R.A. Dickey, NYM 14. Chris Sale, CHW 15. Adam Wainwright, STL 16. Roy Halladay, PHI 17. Johnny Cueto, CIN 18. Mat Latos, CIN 19. Zack Greinke, FA 20. Yu Darvish, TEX 21. James Shields, TB 22. Kris Medlen, ATL 23. Jordan Zimmermann, WAS 24. Max Scherzer, DET 25. Yovani Gallardo, MIL 26. Hiroki Kuroda, NYY 27. Doug Fister, DET 28. Brett Anderson, OAK 29. Ian Kennedy, ARI 30. Josh Johnson, TOR 31. Jake Peavy, CHW 32. Wade Miley, ARI 33. C.J. Wilson, LAA 34. Matt Moore, TB 35. Matt Garza, CHC 36. Dan Haren, FA 37. Jarrod Parker, OAK 38. Brandon Morrow, TOR 39. Tim Lincecum, SF 40. Lance Lynn, STL
Last edited by ironman on Fri Jan 25, 2013 4:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
some solid lists there, I'd have Craig much higher @ 1st
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Looking at that list I would strongly suggest you avoid C early. That is one of the deeper groups we've had in years. No reason Lucroy who showed legit .300 AVG plate discipline can't be a .290 AVG, 15 HR guy who bats like 6th in the order and I don't have an issue with him being #14 in that list. A lot of years that would be a top 7 or 8 C.
ironman wrote:SECOND BASE 1. Robinson Cano, NYY 2. Ian Kinsler, TEX 3. Dustin Pedroia, BOS 4. Brandon Phillips, CIN 5. Ben Zobrist, TB 6. Jason Kipnis, CLE 7. Aaron Hill, ARI 8. Jose Altuve, HOU 9. Martin Prado, ATL 10. Rickie Weeks, MIL 11. Kyle Seager, SEA 12. Neil Walker, PIT 13. Chase Utley, PHI 14. Daniel Murphy, NYM 15. Michael Young, TEX 16. Danny Espinosa, WAS 17. Howie Kendrick, LAA 18. Emilio Bonifacio, MIA 19. Omar Infante, DET 20. Dustin Ackley, SEA
IMO, Pedroia should be #2 second baseman and should be going around 16-18. I've seen him fall to 30 in some leagues which is absurd I think. He should be going where he was going last season. Kinsler is on the downside of his career, and Farrell is going to run in Boston.
I've been working on my rankings this week and will likely publish on the front page soon, but I'm likely going to come back here and check out where we differ greatly to help me think a little harder about those particular players.