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Finally, we come to the end of the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings.  (Can we start games already?)  Okay, you know that I like Travis Snider more than Delmon Young in the top 60 outfielders for 2011 fantasy baseball.  You know I like Ian Desmond better than Starlin Castro as seen at the top 20 shortstops for 2011 fantasy baseball.  But you don’t know how I feel about where these guys fall in the bigger picture.  Is Ian Desmond above Travis Snider?  Yup.  So to show you where I think players fall in relation to each other in 2011 fantasy baseball drafts, I’m putting together a top 300 for 2011 fantasy baseball.  This still needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  If you have a shortstop already and Ian Desmond is still on the board in the 17th round, you don’t draft him if you see Travis Snider and you need an outfielder, even though Travis Snider is below Ian Desmond on this list.  So I might take someone at 200 over someone at 180?  Yes, every draft is different.  With the top 10, there’s almost no latitude.  With the top 100, there’s a decent amount of latitude.  With a top 300, there’s lots of latitude.  You taking someone at 185 is more or less the same as someone else taking someone at 235.  So if you see someone who’s ranked at 250th, but want them at 200, then do what you do.  Because of the length of the top 300, there’s no pithy comments with each name, but you kinda do need to know what I’m thinking for each name, so I advise you go over each position in the 2011 fantasy baseball rankings.  The top 100 and top 300 is what I would have at my drafts, along with the Point Shares and the top 20 rankings posts.  I already went over a top 100 for 2011 fantasy baseball, so I’m not going to cover them again.  This top 300 will go from 101 to 300.  Finally, see our list of all players with multiple position eligibility.  Anyway, here’s the top 300 for 2011 fantasy baseball:

101. Dan Haren – 2011 Projections:  15-9/3.60/1.18/215
102. Tommy Hanson – 2011 Projections:  14-7/3.20/1.15/190
103. Max Scherzer – 2011 Projections:  14-9/3.40/1.22/210
104. Matt Cain – 2011 Projections:  13-9/3.50/1.12/180
105. Brett Anderson – 2011 Projections:  10-6/3.15/1.18/150
106. Mat Latos – 2011 Projections:  9-7/3.50/1.10/160
107. Chad Billingsley – 2011 Projections:  14-8/3.50/1.22/185
108. Jonathan Papelbon – 2011 Projections:  5-3/2.75/1.18/75, 38 Saves
109. Jonathan Broxton – 2011 Projections:  6-4/3.00/1.20/95, 36 Saves
110. Jose Valverde – 2011 Projections:  5-2/3.00/1.18/70, 35 Saves
111. Francisco Rodriguez – 2011 Projections:  3-5/2.95/1.16/60, 35 Saves
112. Vernon Wells – 2011 Projections:  60/21/70/.280/5
113. Ben Zobrist – 2011 Projections:  70/15/70/.260/15
114. Brian Roberts – 2011 Projections:  80/7/45/.285/22
115. Chone Figgins – 2011 Projections:  80/3/40/.270/35
116. Aubrey Huff – 2011 Projections:  70/22/80/.275
117. Torii Hunter – 2011 Projections:  70/20/85/.280/10
118. Carlos Beltran – 2011 Projections:  75/20/85/.270/10
119. Vladimir Guerrero – 2011 Projections:  75/25/90/.295/5
120. Manny Ramirez – 2011 Projections:  75/22/85/.300
121. Bobby Abreu – 2011 Projections:  80/15/70/.280/17
122. Chris Carpenter – 2011 Projections:  14-10/3.45/1.15/150
123. Tim Hudson – 2011 Projections:  14-10/3.75/1.20/130
124. Mariano Rivera – 2011 Projections:  5-4/3.10/1.00/50, 30 Saves
125. Andrew Bailey – 2011 Projections:  2-1/2.25/1.05/40, 24 Saves
126. Clay Buchholz – 2011 Projections:  12-9/3.75/1.25/140
127. Nick Swisher – 2011 Projections:  80/27/90/.250
128. Lance Berkman – 2011 Projections:  65/20/75/.270/5
129. Carlos Lee – 2011 Projections:  65/24/75/.260/3
130. Mike Napoli – 2011 Projections:  65/24/75/.255/5
131. Matt Wieters – 2011 Projections:  60/18/85/.280
132. Geovany Soto – 2011 Projections:  60/18/75/.270
133. Miguel Montero – 2011 Projections:  55/15/70/.275
134. Jorge Posada – 2011 Projections:  50/17/70/.255
135. Carlos Santana – 2011 Projections:  55/15/65/.280
136. Ian Desmond – 2011 Projections:  80/15/70/.280/20
137. Juan Pierre – 2011 Projections:  85/1/35/.300/50
138. Travis Snider – 2011 Projections: 65/27/80/.270/5
139. Delmon Young – 2011 Projections:  75/24/85/.300/7
140. Carlos Quentin – 2011 Projections:  80/27/90/.260/3
141. Adam Jones – 2o11 Projections:  85/25/95/.295/12
142. Nick Markakis – 2011 Projections:  85/17/80/.305/10
143. Ryan Raburn – 2011 Projections:  70/21/80/.275/3
144. Kelly Johnson – 2011 Projections:  80/17/.260/60/12
145. Howie Kendrick – 2011 Projections:  65/12/85/.305/15
146. Neil Walker – 2011 Projections:  65/15/75/.260/7
147. Gordon Beckham – 2011 Projections:  70/15/60/.285/7
148. Andres Torres – 2011 Projections:  75/12/45/.260/25
149. Angel Pagan – 2011 Projections:  75/9/45/.280/25
150. Shaun Marcum – 2011 Projections:  15-8/3.35/1.15/185
151. Daniel Hudson – 2011 Projections:  12-9/3.50/1.18/190
152. Gio Gonzalez – 2011 Projections:  12-8/3.60/1.28/195
153. Edinson Volquez – 2011 Projections:  13-9/3.80/1.35/190
154. Ted Lilly – 2011 Projections:  13-9/3.55/1.12/155
155. Wandy Rodriguez – 2011 Projections:  10-12/3.65/1.28/180
156. Hiroki Kuroda – 2011 Projections:  12-9/3.45/1.18/140
157. Ryan Dempster – 2011 Projections:  14-11/3.85/1.30/190
158. Huston Street – 2011 Projections:  3-1/3.35/1.10/50, 28 Saves
159. J.J. Putz – 2011 Projections:  2-4/2.70/1.15/60, 30 Saves
160. Phil Hughes – 2011 Projections:  14-11/4.00/1.22/160
161. John Axford – 2011 Projections:  3-1/3.00/1.22/80, 32 Saves
162. Jhoulys Chacin – 2011 Projections:  12-8/3.60/1.24/180
163. Ian Kennedy – 2011 Projections: 11-10/3.75/1.25/180
164. Johnny Cueto – 2011 Projections:  12-8/3.65/1.26/160
165. Jason Bay – 2011 Projections:  70/18/80/.265/10
166. Alfonso Soriano – 2011 Projections:  65/22/75/.260/5
167. Michael Cuddyer – 2011 Projections:  85/20/80/.275/5
168. Jason Kubel – 2011 Projections:  75/24/85/.270
169. Brandon Morrow – 2011 Projections:  12-9/3.80/1.38/195
170. Edwin Jackson – 2011 Projections:  13-10/3.80/1.30/190
171. Jonathan Sanchez – 2011 Projections:  12-11/3.90/1.33/200
172. Madison Bumgarner – 2011 Projections:  12-7/3.60/1.25/140
173. Jorge de la Rosa – 2011 Projections:  11-9/3.80/1.30/175
174. Chris Perez – 2011 Projections:  1-4/3.10/1.16/70, 30 Saves
175. David Ortiz – 2011 Projections:  80/27/100/.255
176. Chris Coghlan – 2011 Projections:  95/8/60/.300/17
177. Denard Span – 2011 Projections:  90/6/60/.280/24
178. Raul Ibanez – 2011 Projections:  70/20/85/.270/3
179. Gaby Sanchez – 2011 Projections:  75/20/90/.270/5
180. Colby Lewis – 2011 Projections:  15-9/3.85/1.22/200
181. C.J. Wilson – 2011 Projections:  12-6/3.95/1.28/165
182. Josh Beckett – 2011 Projections:  15-9/4.15/1.24/170
183. Trevor Cahill – 2011 Projections:  8-9/3.90/1.15/130
184. Ricky Nolasco – 2011 Projections:  12-7/4.35/1.25/170
185. Ricky Romero – 2011 Projections:  13-6/3.65/1.30/180
186. Logan Morrison – 2011 Projections:  65/18/80/.290/5
187. Dexter Fowler – 2011 Projections:  75/8/40/.270/20
188. Domonic BrownUPDATE: Don’t draft him. 2011 Projections:  55/12/70/.290/14
189. Lorenzo Cain – 2011 Projections:  70/7/40/.275/30
190. Kurt Suzuki – 2011 Projections:  60/14/70/.260/3
191. Adam LaRoche – 2011 Projections:  75/25/90/.265
192. Derrek Lee – 2011 Projections:  75/18/80/.275/3
193. Danny Espinosa – 2011 Projections:  60/15/70/.245/17
194. Tsuyoshi Nishioka – 2011 Projections:  80/5/45/.290/22
195. Sean Rodriguez – 2011 Projections:  65/18/75/.245/20
196. Alcides Escobar – 2011 Projections:  70/3/40/.275/30
197. Craig Kimbrel – 2011 Projections:  3-3/2.95/1.18/80, 30 Saves
198. Drew Storen – 2011 Projections: 2-5/3.00/1.25/60, 30 Saves
199. Brad Lidge – 2011 Projections:  1-4/3.25/1.25/65, 32 Saves
200. Francisco Cordero – 2011 Projections:  4-5/3.50/1.35/60, 40 Saves
201. Jarrod Saltalamacchia – 2011 Projections:  55/16/70/.255/5
202. Leo Nunez – 2011 Projections:  4-4/3.40/1.25/65, 30 Saves
203. Javier Vazquez – 2011 Projections:  12-10/3.75/1.25/170
204. Matt Garza – 2011 Projections:  12-8/3.75/1.27/165
205. Jordan Zimmermann – 2011 Projections:  10-8/3.70/1.26/140
206. Jeremy Hellickson – 2011 Projections:  9-5/3.60/1.10/140
207. James McDonald – 2011 Projections:  9-9/3.80/1.30/160
208. John Danks – 2011 Projections:  14-8/4.00/1.26/170
209. Carlos Zambrano – 2011 Projections:  14-9/3.85/1.35/155
210. James Shields – 2011 Projections:  12-8/3.95/1.30/170
211. Joel Hanrahan – 2011 Projections:  2-4/3.95/1.25/80, 30 Saves
212. Ferndando Rodney – 2011 Projections:  3-5/4.25/1.42/60, 30 Saves
213. Brandon Lyon – 2011 Projections:  3-6/3.95/1.32/45, 25 Saves
214. Ryan Franklin – 2011 Projections: 5-3/4.00/1.20/40, 25 Saves
215. Frank Francisco – 2011 Projections:  2-5/3.95/1.24/55, 25 Saves
216. Kevin Gregg – 2011 Projections: 3-7/3.75/1.35/50, 25 Saves
217. Ian Stewart – 2011 Projections:  65/22/75/.260/5
218. David Freese – 2011 Projections:  70/20/80/.300/3
219. Chris Johnson – 2011 Projections:  65/20/80/.260/3
220. Danny Valencia – 2011 Projections:  65/15/75/.300
221. Mike Moustakas – 2011 Projections:  50/17/75/.280
222. Matt Capps – 2011 Projections:  4-3/3.65/1.25/60, 20 Saves
223. Matt Thornton – 2011 Projections:  3-2/3.00/1.15/70, 20 Saves
224. Aroldis Chapman – 2011 Projections:  7-2/2.75/1.10/90, 24 Holds, 3 Saves
225. Chris Sale – 2011 Projections:  3-3/4.25/1.28/60, 20 Holds, 10 Saves
226. Joe Nathan – 2011 Projections:  2-1/3.00/1.15/40, 15 Holds, 10 Saves
227. Kyle Farnsworth – 2011 Projections:  4-2/4.60/1.35/55, 20 Saves
228. Jake McGee – 2011 Projections:  2-1/2.00/1.05/65, 15 Saves
229. Peter Bourjos – 2011 Projections:  70/10/55/.255/30
230. Michael Bourn – 2011 Projections:  80/3/40/.265/45
231. Nyjer Morgan – 2011 Projections:  70/2/30/.260/40
232. Austin Jackson – 2011 Projections:  85/5/40/.265/30
233. Rajai Davis – 2011 Projections:  70/4/35/.290/40
234. Scott Podsednik – 2011 Projections:  60/3/25/.290/30
235. Octavio Dotel – 2011 Projections:  3-5/3.70/1.30/80, 15 Holds, 10 Saves
236. Brett Myers – 2011 Projections:  8-10/4.20/1.30/160
237. Ervin Santana – 2011 Projections:  13-10/4.30/1.32/150
238. Bronson Arroyo – 2011 Projections:  15-9/4.00/1.22/115
239. John Lackey – 2011 Projections:  14-12/4.35/1.32/140
240. Carl Pavano – 2011 Projections:  13-10/4.20/1.25/110
241. Jaime Garcia – 2011 Projections:  9-10/4.15/1.35/130
242. Mike Pelfrey – 2011 Projections:  12-10/4.30/1.35/105
243. Desmond Jennings – 2011 Projections:  55/3/25/.270/20
244. Tyler Colvin – 2011 Projections:  70/25/80/.265/10
245. Brandon Allen – 2011 Projections:  60/25/80/.245/7
246. Coco Crisp – 2011 Projections:  50/6/35/.260/22
247. Ryan Kalish – 2011 Projections:  65/7/50/.270/25
248. Franklin Gutierrez – 2011 Projections:  65/15/70/.260/17
249. Garrett Jones – 2011 Projections:  65/24/80/.270/7
250. Chris Carter – 2011 Projections:  35/22/55/.225/3
251. Brennan Boesch – 2011 Projections:  60/16/70/.250/7
252. David Aardsma – 2011 Projections:  1-2/3.60/1.22/40, 15 Saves
253. Chris Iannetta – 2011 Projections:  40/15/60/.245
254. Brett Cecil – 2011 Projections:  9-11/4.10/1.34/155
255. Jonathon Niese – 2011 Projections:  15-9/3.50/1.28/160
256. Anibal Sanchez – 2011 Projections:  9-8/4.00/1.35/150
257. Brian Matusz – 2011 Projections:  7-10/4.10/1.32/160
258. Wade Davis – 2011 Projections:  14-10/3.85/1.32/135
259. Jake Peavy – 2011 Projections:  5-3/3.70/1.22/100
260. Russell Martin – 2011 Projections:  70/10/60/.270/10
261. J.P. Arencibia – 2011 Projections:  40/15/55/.240
262. Ryan Doumit – 2011 Projections:  35/15/55/.250
263. John Buck – 2011 Projections:  40/15/55/.245
264. Justin Smoak – 2011 Projections:  75/22/90/.275
265. Asdrubal Cabrera – 2011 Projections:  80/7/60/.295/20
266. Eric Patterson – 2011 Projections:  60/3/35/.250/20
267. Eric Young Jr. – 2011 Projections:  65/2/35/.255/40
268. Starlin Castro – 2011 Projections:  75/5/55/.305/12
269. Reid Brignac – 2011 Projections:  60/15/75/75/.260/7
270. Placido Polanco – 2011 Projections:  80/8/60/.300/8
271. Chase Headley – 2011 Projections:  70/15/85/.255/7
272. Martin Prado – 2011 Projections:  85/12/60/.300/5
273. Ryan Theriot – 2011 Projections:  60/2/30/.275/20
274. Cliff Pennington – 2011 Projections:  60/5/40/.245/30
275. John Jaso – 2011 Projections:  60/6/45/.270/6
276. Miguel Olivo – 2011 Projections:  45/15/55/.235/7
277. Mike Aviles – 2011 Projections:  65/8/40/.295/8
278. Juan Uribe – 2011 Projections:  60/20/75/.240
279. Jhonny Peralta – 2011 Projections:  65/17/80/.255
280. Jason Bartlett – 2011 Projections:  80/5/55/.270/17
281. Yunel Escobar – 2011 Projections:  75/10/60/.290/7
282. Omar Infante – 2011 Projections:  65/5/40/.280/8
283. Miguel Tejada – 2011 Projections:  65/13/75/.275/3
284. Scott Rolen – 2011 Projections:  55/15/70/.275
285. Johan Santana – 2011 Projections:  6-3/3.65/1.20/80
286. Mike Minor – 2011 Projections:  10-8/3.85/1.28/180
287. Travis Wood – 2011 Projections:  12-8/3.85/1.16/150
288. Bud Norris – 2011 Projections:  10-7/4.00/1.40/180
289. Brandon League – 2011 Projections: 4-4/4.25/1.28/60, 10 Holds, 12 Saves
290. Clay Hensley – 2011 Projections:  3-3/4.25/1.28/60, 12 Holds, 10 Saves
291. Ryan Madson – 2011 Projections:  3-3/3.25/1.28/60, 18 Holds, 7 Saves
292. Jason Motte – 2011 Projections:  4-3/3.15/1.16/60, 15 Holds, 7 Saves
293. Rafael Soriano – 2011 Projections: 6-2/3.00/1.12/65, 18 Holds, 5 Saves
294. Chris Narveson – 2011 Projections:  9-9/4.15/1.34/160
295. Homer Bailey – 2011 Projections:  12-9/3.90/1.35/135
296. Luke Scott – 2011 Projections:  60/22/70/.260
297. Clayton Richard – 2011 Projections:  9-10/3.90/1.38/140
298. Aaron Harang – 2011 Projections: 12-10/4.20/1.38/140
299. Felipe Paulino – 2011 Projections:  10-8/4.35/1.42/150
300. Carlos Carrasco – 2011 Projections: 9-12/4.00/1.40/140

  1. Steve says:
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    Headley at 270 – are you trying the ol’ reverse on him?

    So sad to see you guys break up (emoticon).

  2. Moonlight's Grahams says:
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    I heart you Grey

  3. NewBVick says:
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    To steal a phrase from Marshawn Lynch, this post is “Beast Mode” personified.

  4. Astigmatic says:
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    So, I like Alvarez and hope to nab him around the 9th/10th round of my draft. If I do and if Sandoval is still available in the 11th/12th/13th, I might just take him, too, as a hedge. And then, if both start hot, I’d use one as trade bait. That’s the context. My question is: How early is too early to draft redundancies as a hedge? (Btw, I’m in a 12 team mixed league and already have Votto and Miguel C. as keepers, so wouldn’t need either 3B for Util.) Thx.

  5. RonWashinton'sStache says:
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    Where’s Scott Downs?
    I gotta think he has a clearer path to potential saves than Fuentes.

  6. Tony says:
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    pagan at 149 then span at 177? i know there’s not a HUGE gap in there but those guys seem like they should be back to back if not span ahead of pagan? no?

    Great list though. Now I just need to see yahoo’s rankings. Doesn’t that open today if i’m not “misremembering”?

  7. GopherDay says:
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    @Tony: Yahoo, supposedly, opens today. What time it opens is under speculation.

    Great list Grey! Can’t wait for my draft now!

  8. Tony says:
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    @GopherDay: NICE, thats what I thought i heard…. It’s hard to plan a draft strategy before you know what whacky rankings theyre putting out!

  9. GopherDay says:
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    @Tony: Yeah, I know. Some people plug their rankings into the system, but I like to keep mine the default and have my other rankings secondary so I know what all my league mates are staring at.

  10. Mets fan says:
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    Any1 know when espn mocks are opening?

  11. AnotherFalstaff says:
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    @Grey – Thanks for the rankings. Can’t go into my draft without your tiers, though. Noticed you put decent closers ahead of middlin’ SP’s.

  12. Benny says:
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    Grey – which of these two would you draft first in a dynasty league – Mike Trout or Bryce Harper?

  13. VinWins

    VinWins says:
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    I, too, add my thanks for these rankings and everything else you do. Very much appreciated.

    I was wondering if Ibanez was omitted with reason, or just overlooked.

  14. VinWins

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    @Mets fan: I see ESPN is scheduling drafts (beginning Feb 22) so surely the mocks must be imminent.

  15. Tony says:
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    @GopherDay: same here gopher…. i dont wanna take a guy too early, if i almost KNOW i can wait….

  16. JoeC says:
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    @Steve: Would that be the “reverse cowgirl”?! Seems like that’s about all Headley’s been good for the last few years.

  17. RemDog Whisperer says:
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    Best list I’ve seen. No surprise there though. You’re not really gonna take a closer in the 6th round though right? This Morneau situation is making me dyspeptic. If that is even a word…

  18. Tom says:
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    Grey – Love the rankings kinda confused about the 6 catcher spot – anyway I got all the names and positions in my spreadsheet i should have the full sheet to you sometime tomorrow

  19. TJ says:
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    Which threesome do you like better in a keeper league:

    Cargo, Hanley and Gordon Beckham

    or

    Wright, BJ Upton and Jay Bruce?

  20. The Vaporizers says:
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    @GoherDay, this past season for Fantasy Football on Yahoo, I made my own rankings. During the draft I was able to toggle between the Yahoo standard rankings and my customized rankings. I’m hoping its like that for baseball on yahoo this year as well. My gut tells me that it will be.

  21. royce! says:
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    Dang, these lists are no fun without the narration. I’m gonna have to come up with my own.

    “Mike Aviles- This is a new tier. This tier goes from Aviles to Tejada. I call this tier YOU WAITED TOO LONG!!! Are you sure Asdrubal and Brignac aren’t around still?!! This is going to be the longest season ever…”

    I need more practice. And more coffee.

  22. Smokey

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    @TJ: Cargo Hanley Becks, though its close.
    @royce!: Or the “wait we stopped drafting three rounds ago tier”

  23. TJ says:
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    @Smokey:

    Thanks for the input.

    Does your choice change if I add the keeper years in-

    Cargo (2 more years), Hanley (1 more year), Beckham (3 more years)
    or
    Wright (3 years), Upton (3 years), Bruce (5 years)

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    @Grey, Big ups, you rock!

    @Astigmatic – You don’t have the luxury of taking a backup 3B and using him in UTIL so I would just take a safer early round 3B and shuck the Alvarez plan. His is very green and likely to disappoint anyway. You can’t go wrong with A-Rod in the 2nd round at 3B.

    @Benny – Harper won’t be up until June 2012 at the absolute earliest. I’d go Trout.

    @TJ – Hanley & Cargo

  25. Grey

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    @Steve: Ha

    @Moonlight’s Grahams: Hopefully I don’t break your heart.

    @NewBVick: Thanks!

    @Astigmatic: Don’t draft Sandoval if you already have a third baseman.

    @RonWashinton’sStache: I don’t agree.

    @Tony: I’d take Pagan over Span.

    @GopherDay: Thanks!

    @AnotherFalstaff: I did.

    @Benny: Harper

    @VinWins: Thanks for the heads up!

    @RemDog Whisperer: Thanks! Not taking a closer in the 6th, no.

    @Tom: Cool

    @TJ: CarGo…

    @royce!: Ha

    @ScottyM: Thanks!

  26. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @TJ: I like the Hanley-Cargo side. Hanley’s probably the #1 keeper in the game right now (he’s still only 26, even though we’ve been talking about him for years). Wright and Cargo are near each other in my mental rankings, with Wright slightly ahead even though he’s a little older. Beckham’s clearly the worst here, but at least he plays 2B–even if he weren’t in this deal, I’d still probably take Hanley and Cargo, though. BJ and Bruce have the upside to swing this the other way, but there are a lot of OF I’d take over them, even in a keeper.

  27. Steve Stevenson says:
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    @Steve Stevenson: Just read your update–still doesn’t change my conclusion, though it’s closer.

  28. Smokey

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    @TJ: Yea it does now.

  29. TJ says:
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    @Steve Stevenson:

    Thanks for the reply.
    I might just have the pre-season keeper deadline jitters, where I see everyone else in my league making moves and don’t know if I should stay put or not.

    We have a graded keeper system, where you keep five guys. My top 3 is great with Hanley, Cargo and Votto. It’s my bottom two of Beckham and Jhoulys Chacin that has me worried. But I should be able to offset those two with my top three and a decent draft.

  30. Tony says:
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    @TJ: with only being able to keep hanley this year, cargo this and next, and being able to keep wright 3, and bruce 5, i’d keep the wright side…. I dont know if that sways anyone elses decision, but thats how I see it. Talent wise right NOW the Hanley side is better, but you better make sure you win it this year then.

  31. Cain Fan says:
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    Matt Cain and his lucky BABIP and HR/FB% have been discussed a lot on razzball. Fangraphs had some pretty interesting articles over the past 2 weeks (3 or so) discussing why this may be. It might interest some of the readers here.

    Basically they are saying that he limits LD% and HRs and that affects his other stats. Also the SF pitching staff overall has a suppressed HR/FB% and they speculate Righetti might play a role. A good read if you have time.

  32. Grey

    Grey says:
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    @Cain Fan: Thanks for the heads up!

  33. wilsoniam says:
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    i have upton on a keeper squad. his shoulder injury was something that really de-railed him last year and ive read varying reports on the health of his shoulder.

    in a keeper league ive been offered mccutch for him and i really like mccutch. and i crazy for wanting to take it?

  34. Ski says:
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    Grey,
    I read the Royals preview and I agree that they are a tough team to predict, but what kind of numbers do you see for Kila with a full season of ABs?

  35. JoeC says:
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    ZOMG, that same magazine I was harping about on the other thread has Felix Hernandez ranked as the 15th-best pitcher in baseball. 15th! That means the AL Cy Young Award-winner has 14 pitchers ahead of him in the rankings.

    Head esplode!

    I think I’m getting dumber the more I read this thing.

  36. royce! says:
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    Just read that Yahoo is supposed to open at 12 pm EST. For those of you who would like to get a head start in comparing Grey’s rankings, which I’m thinking is everyone on here that plays on Yahoo.

  37. Rhymenoceros says:
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    @JoeC: I wipe my arse with those magazines.

    Great list, Grey! Which Excel nerd will compile all the projections into one handy-dandy spreadsheet? I’m an English teacher which pretty much means I have an aversion to number compiling. Someone help!

  38. royce! says:
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    Just read that what I read before could be wrong. My bad.

  39. royce! says:
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    Well, Yahoo does have their top 100 up now, and the first thing I noticed about it is that they’re pretty bullish about Bruce. The cat might be out of the bag.

  40. Rhymenoceros says:
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    @Grey: When are you starting up the RCL’s?

  41. royce! says:
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    Nope, it was right. Yahoo 2011 is open.

  42. Beau Brackish says:
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    I’m surprised Gavin Floyd didn’t make the list. His FIP was under 4 last year. He seems to be good for 160 K, double digit wins and solid ratios. With a little luck in the BABIP department, he could have a career year at age 28. Maybe 15 wins, 3.50 ERA, 1.25 whip and 170 K.

  43. RemDog Whisperer says:
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    I don’t see J. Johnson as that big of an injury risk…

    2009 33 starts/209 IP
    2010 28 starts/183 IP

    …and now that he’s 27 he should put up some solid power #’s?

  44. Tony says:
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    @wilsoniam: wait a min, J-up or BJ-UP?

  45. Jerome bishop says:
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    Grey, do you tweak the list at all as circumstances change?

  46. Tony says:
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    @royce!: whats the top 12 for yahoo….. someone give me a little sneak peak if you can…. much thanks.

  47. Jon says:
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    Mike Minor ranked number 707 on Yahoo, makes it easy to grab him late. Still combing the Y! rankings (think spaceballs) looking for bargains.

  48. Jon says:
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    @Tony:

    1. Albert Pujols
    2. Hanley Ramírez
    3. Miguel Cabrera
    4. Troy Tulowitzki
    5. Evan Longoria
    6. Joey Votto
    7. Ryan Braun
    8. Carlos González
    9. Robinson Canó
    10. Adrián González
    11. David Wright
    12. Carl Crawford

  49. Eddy says:
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    Remember that they do a couple of major tweaks as the season draws closer. Last year they had the big power 1Bs in the 2nd round then they changed it so that they were in the top 12.

    Same with the buried guys. Players such as Minor might jump a few hundred spots eventually.

    I can’t wait to dig in, though.

    Thanks for another spectacular off-season of rankings, Grey.

  50. Tony says:
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    @Jon: wow thanks jon….. unreal TULO at #4? glad to see Cargo and Cano up there tho! Boomshakalaka!

  51. JoeC says:
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    @Grey: It says “Fantasy Baseball Index” on the cover and has a pic of Hanley Ramirez screaming (probably in frustration after striking out).

    It was between that and the USA Today one. I thought to myself “Pffft… USA Today… yeah right!” But now I’m thinking that might’ve been the better choice!

  52. Grey

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    @Jon: Thanks for the heads up!

    @Eddy: No problem.

    @JoeC: Yeah, never heard of it.

  53. peter says:
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    @Grey: Do you know when/if Lou is releasing a 2011 War Room?

  54. Frank Rizzo says:
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    Thanks Grey. Looking forward to the tiers…..that’s what I’ll print off as a guide for drafts.

  55. Tony says:
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    im suprised yahoo resisted putting AROD in their top 12…..

  56. royce! says:
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    @Jon: How are you viewing the full rankings? Do you have to sign up for a league or do a mock? I had this problem last year and I can’t recall how I fixed it.

    Anyone else know how one accesses the full Yahoo rankings?

  57. Jon says:
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    @Eddy:

    You are right, they do jump certain players. On the other hand, I believe that Liriano was buried last year and they didn’t jump him much at all.

    Other bargains:

    346. Frank Francisco
    362. Jake Peavy (okay not much of bargain here)
    889. Ryan Kalish
    902. Eric Patterson
    925. Lorenzo Cain
    1075. JP Arencibia
    1123. Brandon Belt

  58. Taftball says:
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    Love the site Grey! With Wright, Yoooouuuuk, Justin Upton, Ubaldo, and Tommy Hanson as my keepers, which two of these players should i target….

    Phillips
    Bruce
    B.J. Upton
    Pence
    Oswalt
    Ellsbury

  59. Jon says:
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    @royce!:

    I am commish of a league so I am looking at Yahoo’s pre-draft rankings. Not sure how you view them if you are not in a league, sorry.

  60. Grey

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    @Taftball: Thanks for the kind words! Phillips, Pence…

  61. wilsoniam says:
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    @ tony: j-upton for mcC.

  62. royce! says:
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    @Jon: Yeah, I have a vague memory o creating a fake league until the commissioner in my league got his shizz together. I suppose I’ll do that.

  63. Steve McQueen Latifah says:
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    need some advice: i’ve been offered crawford and agon for teixeira, lester and cruz. i’m hesitant to pull trigger but i feel like i’m being stupid.

  64. Craig says:
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    Last of 5 keepers (no other pitchers so far): McCutchen or Wainwright? Am I crazy to throw back Wainwright?

  65. Tony says:
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    @wilsoniam: ya probly not for J-up, i immediately thought BJ before…

    @Craig: who are your other 4 keeps?

  66. Grey

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    @peter: No problem.

    @Steve McQueen Latifah: I’d take the A-Gon side.

    @Craig: Not crazy, but don’t know who else you’re keeping. All OFs? Guys with speed?

  67. Craig says:
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    Cargo, A-Gon, Youk, A-Rod (we play MI, CI and 4 OF)

  68. Grey

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    @Craig: Keep Wainwright.

    *********THERE’S A NEW POST FOR FOLLOWUPS.*******

  69. volcano13 says:
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    I notice that only one Indians starter makes the list – Carrasco. I’m an Indians fan and a realist (pessimist?) so I can’t disagree with this. I have no plans on drafting any on my fantasy teams this year, and I have no confidence in them in “real” baseball either. I’m just wondering why Carrasco (probably 4th starter) makes the list above Masterson/Carmona. Do you have projections for the latter two? Again – not arguing – just curious what your numbers for them would be and why.

  70. TimS says:
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    @Grey: I just did this mock draft on yahoo and i think my only real problem is gonna be average, what do you think? Thanks for all the help, love the web site.

    C Matt Wieters (Rd 10)
    1B Prince Fielder (Rd 2)
    2B Brandon Phillips (Rd 4)
    SS Elvis Andrus (Rd 7)
    3B David Wright (Rd 1)
    OF Justin Upton (Rd 3)
    OF Krispie Young (Rd 6)
    OF BJ Upton (Rd 8)
    UT Travis Snider (Rd 14)
    UT Manny Ramirez (Rd 21)
    SP Francisco Liriano (Rd 5)
    SP Max Scherzer (Rd 9)
    RP Jonathan Broxton (Rd 12)
    RP Jose Valverde (Rd 13)
    P Brett Anderson (Rd 11)
    P Hiroki Kuroda (Rd 15)
    P Craig Kimbrel (Rd 16)
    P Ian Kennedy (Rd 17)
    B Johnny Cueto (Rd 18)
    B Jonathon Niese (Rd 19)
    B Brett Cecil (Rd 20)
    B Carl Pavano (Rd 22)
    B James McDonald (Rd 23)

  71. TimS says:
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    glad it turned my Rd 8 into a smiley face haha

  72. Exactly says:
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    what’s your rationale for ranking Colby Lewis 180 when you have him projected to be better than most guys ahead of him? Lack of confidence?…thinking more like 150.

  73. Steve V says:
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    Auction league and I can keep five. Who do you choose:
    Dunn -$13
    Longoria-$28
    Zimmerman-$23
    Lester – $16
    Hart-$1
    Phillips-$18
    Ethier-$15
    Hunter-$13
    Marmol-$5.

  74. Chupacabra says:
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    Manny at #120? That’s optimistic.

  75. Titan says:
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    Thanks for the rankings Grey! Nice job…

    are these guys just outside the top 300 or are the bums this year?

    P: Jurrjens, Floyd, Pineiro, Kuo, Wolf, Garland, Westbrook, Baker, Braden, Slowey, Dickey, Porcello, Happ, Drabek, Stauffer

    B: Aybar, Encarnacion, Loney, Thome, Matsui, Joyce, Seth Smith, Mclouth, Maybin, Wiggington, JD Drew, Mags

    Just curious if you had 2 cents worth on any of this group?

  76. Jackson says:
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    Grey: Fantastic site. Question – 5×5 (obp instead of average), 12 teams, 5 keepers (wright, gonzo, holliday, hamilton, latos): what do you think of my ranking of the top 15 available players:
    1. McCann
    2. BJ Upton
    3. Andrus
    4. Rollins
    5. Jeter
    6. C. Young
    7. Hamels
    8. Weeks
    9. Ellsbery
    10. Gardner
    11. Victorino
    12. Liriano
    13. Gallardo
    14. Rios
    15. Rasmus
    16. Oswalt
    17. Carpenter

  77. old rungo says:
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    Grey- love the site, quick question- A. Soriano vs. Garret Jones- you’ve got Soriano ranked ~80 spots higher than Jones, but he’s not better in any particular category- is this due to higher potential upside for him? Or his guaranteed playing time? Thanks

  78. Duke says:
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    In a 20 team H2H,standard 5×5 cats,Yahoo re-draft league,how viable would you consider your top 300 to go by for drafting?Is that top 300 more Roto friendly than H2H?Cheers

  79. Steve says:
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    @Duke: If you ask this in the current post, I’m sure Grey will be only too happy to answer.

    I’m guessing he’ll say the rankings are calibrated more for roto than H2H, but saying that, they won’t change too much.

  80. M.D. says:
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    hey grey – any update on a Joe Nathan projection or is that too premature? Seems like he might be the closer to begin the season…

  81. AdamH says:
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    Grey, are you taking into account holds in these rankings? Would you draft those MR roughly in those spots even without holds?

  82. Micrula says:
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    Am I missing something here… I’m new to the site but here is an example of one of the few things on this list that boggles my mind.
    Carlos Lee 65/24/75/.260/3 from first base (a very deep position)
    Adam (PACman) Jones 85/25/95/.295/12 from OF (a not so deep position)
    Without using a magic 8 ball how do you justify ranking Lee higher when you project him to underperform Jones in every statistical category. Are weight and age categories in your Roto cause that’s all I see Lee having on a guy like Jones.
    Or are you just trying to make sure we’re paying attention

  83. Whiskey Diet says:
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    ALL,

    Which side do you think

    Neil Walker / Jordan Zimmerman <<(could make this Harang)

    or

    Reynolds / Billingsley

    Thanks ya

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