With these top 20 3rd basemen for 2009 fantasy baseball, we finish off the twenty lists for the infield. From weakest to strongest, the top 20s go top 20 catchers, top 20 shortstops, top 20 2nd basemen, top 20 third basemen then top 20 1st basemen. The outfielders will be coming up next, and I’m sure they’ll be deeper than all of these lists, but that’s just by virtue of the sheer number of them. If you want some overall perspective, look at our 2009 Fantasy Baseball Player Rater. In addition, there’s a list of every player who has multiple position eligibility. Anyway, here’s the top 20 3rd basemen for 2009 fantasy baseball:
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When I went over the top 20 2nd basemen for 2009 fantasy baseball, I mentioned that it was really shallow, but actually a bit deeper than the list of the top 20 shortstops for 2009 fantasy baseball. Well, proof is in the pudding, so here’s the pudding. We’ve already gone over quite a few top 20 lists already and they can be found in the 2009 fantasy baseball rankings. Also, here’s a list of every player who has multiple position eligibility and our 2009 fantasy baseball player rater. Anyway, here’s the top 20 shortstops for 2009 fantasy baseball:
1. Hanley Ramirez – Already covered him in our top 10 for 2009 fantasy baseball post. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Last night I took part in my third mock draft over at Mock Draft Central. Going into this mock draft, I figured I’d try to draft a mock team to mock win. Pretty out there, I know. That’s how I mock roll! I didn’t necessarily follow my 2009 fantasy baseball rankings to a T. What fun is mocking if you don’t take some (mock) liberties. Please, blog, may I have some more?
We’ve already gone over the top 10 for 2009 fantasy baseball and top 20 for 2009 fantasy baseball. Other positions’ top 20 lists can be found under 2009 fantasy baseball rankings. Now here we are with the top 20 2nd basemen for 2009 fantasy baseball. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Cubs just got a hundred and twelve pounds lighter as Felix Pie heads to the Orioles for some dudes that you don’t need to concern yourself with right now. Either the Cubs got fed up waiting around for Pie or they think he’s nothing more than Corey Patterson, another player the Cubs dumped on the Orioles. Jim Bowden and the Nationals might not be the only team where teams can unload their failed 5-tool projects (aka “The Tool Shed”). Hopefully, Delmon Young doesn’t end up in Washington or Baltimore in the next 2 years. Anyway, let’s look at the 2009 fantasy baseball implications for the Felix Pie trade:
Felix Pie – Pee-ay should have the inside track on the left field job going into and coming out of spring training. Suddenly, Pie is fantasy relevant. What’s to like about him? Well, the weird guy in the overalls at The Home Depot is not the only one who’s toolsy. Pie is a speed and power combo guy. He’s just not quite that powerful or that, um, speedful. Torii Hunter could take Pie in an arm wrestling match. Pie’s on the Bowden Fluffer JV Team with guys like Coco Crisp and Adam Jones. Pie’s upside is Randy Winn. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The other day we went over the top 20 catchers for 2009 and today we look at the top 20 1st basemen for 2009 fantasy baseball. This was after going over our top 10 for 2009 fantasy baseball and top 20 for 2009 fantasy baseball. All this can be found in the 2009 fantasy baseball rankings page. This top 20 list could probably go to 40 and still have worthwhile names on it, so after we go through all the top 20 lists for every position, maybe I’ll add some more. Is this the 28th day of Christmas or some shizz? No, I’m just real giving like Bono and Chris Tucker on an Africa trip. As with the catchers, the first basemen are broken up into tiers. Also, there’s some guys below other guys that I want more. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The Rangers announced their intention to move Michael Young to 3rd base for the 2009 season to make room for Elvis Andrus, their rookie prospect shortstop. This, of course, threw Michael Young into a tizzy like an Emotionally Stunted Sandinista. *stomps foot* I didn’t tell them to censor all the comics, just Doonesbury! Please, blog, may I have some more?
With multiple position flexibility that would make Mr. Roper growl, Pablo Sandoval is an intriguing name for 2009 fantasy baseball. For a guy that weighs in at 250 lbs., Pablo Sandoval sure is limber with eligibility at 3rd base, 1st base and catcher in most leagues. But if he’s eligible at catcher in your league, that’s the only position you really need to concern yourself with. So is this the lone reason why Pablo Sandoval is a sleeper for 2009 fantasy baseball? Is he only appealing because he’s at catcher? Please, blog, may I have some more?
These top 20 catchers for 2009 fantasy baseball will be yawnstipating compared to the top 20 1st basemen or even top 20 shortstops, but you have to start somewhere, right? (That was rhetorical.) You can check out our other top 20 lists for 2009 fantasy baseball under 2009 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. I usually don’t draft a top catcher, instead I hold off until the later rounds and grab one of the late rounders. That doesn’t mean I’m going to start the top 20 catcher list at number twenty-one (Varitek? Oy vey.), cause some of youse like to gamble on a top catcher. You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them draft Chris Snyder. Listed along with these catchers are my 2009 projections for each player. Feel free to also look at our 2009 fantasy baseball player rater. Anyway, here’s the top 20 catchers for 2009 fantasy baseball:
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The other day we went over our top 10 for 2009 fantasy baseball and today we fill out the top 20. Pretty neat, huh? What, you can’t handle the word neat? Whatevs. You’re wearing Jordache Jeans and your Mom calls you, “Pumpkie.” Deal with that! Next, we’ll go over the top twenty catchers and so on around the diamond as we look at our 2009 Fantasy Baseball rankings. This 2nd round was a real battle for me to commit to, taking by far the longest time. I had Utley as low as 17, Beltran was at every slot at one point. I’m happy with what I settled on, but I will say that I could see a serious argument made for a reshuffling of these names. By my estimation, there’s only two tiers in the 2nd round. Utley to Fielder then the last three players. In addition to these 2009 fantasy baseball rankings, we have our 2009 fantasy baseball player rater. Please, blog, may I have some more?