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Fantasy Baseball 2010: My Top 150





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It’s March 18th and we’re in the middle of Spring Training.
Meaning you can start to believe player performances the last week. They’ve
had enough of a buffer period to get their bodies tuned to baseball.

I have compiled a list of my
Top 200 players, assuming you play either a 5×5 rotisserie format, or play
H2H Categories.


1. Hanley Ramirez, FLA

5-category stud, plays at scarce position, so gets nod over Pujols.

2. Albert Pujols, STL

3. Alex Rodriguez, NYY

4. Ryan Braun, MIL

5. Matt Kemp, LAD

6. Prince Fielder, MIL

7. Chase Utley, PHI

8. Miguel Cabrera, DET

9. Mark Teixeira, NYY

10. Evan Longoria, TB

11. Roy Halladay, PHI

Should dominate the National League, earning him Top Pitcher honours.

12. Joe Mauer, MIN

13. Troy Tulowitzki, COL

Underrated 5-category gem, read my article on him at Bleacher Report.

14. Tim Lincecum, SF

15. Carl Crawford, TB

15. Ryan Howard, PHI

16. David Wright, NYM

17. Felix Hernandez, SEA

18. Matt Holliday, STL

19. CC Sabathia, NYY

20. Justin Upton, ARI

Don’t take him earlier, I’d be happy with his numbers from last year, don’t expect a .300/40/100/30 SB season quite yet.

21. Ichiro Suzuki, SEA

22. Zach Greinke, KC

23. Robinson Cano, NYY

He should put up a great average with other solid numbers across the board, a great asset to have.

24. Grady Sizemore, CLE

25. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS

26. Adrian Gonzalez, SD

27. Ian Kinsler, TEX

28. Ryan Zimmerman, WAS

29. Derek Jeter, NYY

30. Dustin Pedroia, BOS

31. Pablo Sandoval, SF

32. Brandon Phillips, CIN

33. Dan Haren, ARI

34. Jimmy Rollins, PHI

35. Joey Votto, CIN

36. Cliff Lee, SEA

He should play great with Seattle’s superb defense and cavernous park, a similar campaign to 2008 isn’t out of the question.

37. Brian McCann, ATL

38. Adam Lind, TOR

39. Jayson Werth, PHI

40. Jon Lester, BOS

41. Kevin Youkilis, BOS

42. Justin Verlander, DET

43. Carlos Lee, HOU

44. Andre Ethier, LAD

45. Victor Martinez, BOS

46. Brian Roberts, BAL

47. Aramis Ramirez, CHC

48.  Kendry Morales, LAA

49. Jason Bay, NYM

50. Adam Wainwright, STL

51. Johan Santana, NYM

52. Chris Carpenter, STL

53. Nick Markakis, BAL

54. Mark Reynolds, ARI

55. Justin Morneau, MIN

56. Curtis Granderson, NYY

57. Bobby Abreu, LAA

58. Aaron Hill, TOR

59. Yovani Gallardo, MIL

60. Mariano Rivera, NYY

61. Ben Zobrist, TB

62. Bill Butler, KC

If you don’t have a first baseman yet, don’t worry, take the underrated Butler who should put up a great average with good power numbers.

63. Josh Johnson, FLA

64. Jonathan Broxton, LAD

65. Adam Jones, BAL

66. Shin-Soo Choo, CLE

67. Josh Beckett, BOS

I rank him higher than most because he’s a sure thing. You need a dependable pitcher than will put up solid numbers.

68. Adam Dunn, WAS

69. B.J. Upton, TB

70. Chone Figgins, SEA

71. Torii Hunter, LAA

72. Shane Victorino, PHI

73. Jonathan Papelbon, BOS

74. Jose Reyes, NYM

75. Lance Berkman, HOU

76. Manny Ramirez, LAD

Manny is certainly capable of one last .300/30/100 season and if he plays 160 games, you should expect that out of him.

77. Cole Hamels, PHI

After being a minor disappointment last year, everyone’s raving about him this spring. Any improvement would warrant reward for taking him this high and really, he should improve mightily.

78. Gordon Beckham, CWS

79. Tommy Hanson, ATL

80. Derrek Lee, CHC

81. Javier Vazquez, NYY

82. Nelson Cruz, TEX

83. Matt Cain, SF

84. Josh Hamilton, TEX

85. Hunter Pence, HOU

86. Joakim Soria, KC

87. Matt Wieters, BAL

88. Francisco Rodriguez, NYM

89. Raul Ibanez, PHI

90. Carlos Beltran, NYM

91. Elvis Andrus, TEX

92. Ricky Nolasco, FLA

93. Johnny Damon, DET

94. Michael Young, TEX

95. Jake Peavy, CWS

96. Jay Bruce, CIN

97. Ubaldo Jimenez, COL

98. Jason Bartlett, TB

99. Howie Kendrick, LAA

100. Denard Span, MIN

He hits for a .300+ average and will put up solid numbers everywhere else. Great value.

101. Andrew McCutchen

102. Wandy Rodriguez, HOU

103. Brandon Webb, ARI

104. Jose Lopez, SEA

The last of the second basemen that will benefit your fantasy team. If you don’t have anyone so far, take Lopez, a given .280/25/90 player.

105. Andrew Bailey, OAK

106. Huston Street, COL

107. Carlos Quentin, CWS

108. Clayton Kershaw, LAD

A superb ERA last season, just got unlucky with his run support. People say he’s overrated, but if he puts up the same ratios as last season, he certainly should win 15+ games.

109. Carlos Pena, TB

110. Scott Baker, MIN

111. Nate McLouth, ATL

112. Chad Billingsley, LAD

113. John Lackey, BOS

114. Francisco Cordero, CIN

115. Alex Rios, CWS

116. Brad Hawpe, COL

An uber-consistent outfielder that has put up at least .283/22/84 each of the last 4 seasons. Just take him and cross out your 3rd outfield spot, he’s a constant.

117. Heath Bell, SD

118. Adrian Beltre, BOS

119. Carlos Gonzalez, COL

120. Jose Valverde, DET

121. Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
122. Brett Anderson, OAK
123. Michael Bourn, HOU
The beginning of the speedsters. Just make sure to get either Bourn, Borbon, Pierre, or Rajai Davis if you haven’t already taken someone like Crawford or Ellsbury.
124. Brian Wilson, SF
Miguel Montero, ARI
The 5th catcher off the board in all drafts, you want Montero if you don’t get the previous 4. He’s got a job locked up and potential for a .290/20/80 season.
126. Julio Borbon, TEX
127. Alexei Ramirez, CWS
128. Juan Pierre, CWS
129. Jered Weaver, LAA
130. Roy Oswalt, HOU
Stephen Drew, ARI
132. Franklin Gutierrez, SEA
133. Michael Cuddyer, MIN
134. Matt Garza, TB
135. Chipper Jones, ATL
136. Jason Kubel, MIN
137. Nolan Reimold, BAL
138. Rajai Davis, OAK
139. A.J. Burnett, NYY
140. Nyjer Morgan, WAS
141. Chad Qualls, ARI
142. Max Scherzer, LAA
143. James Shields, TB
144. Dan Uggla, FLA
Chris Coghlan, FLA
146. Trevor Hoffman, MIL
147. Yunel Escobar, ATL
148. Jair Jurrjens, ATL
149. Erick Aybar, LAA
150. Chris Davis, TEX

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