With the 2010 fantasy baseball rankings for every position done, we turn our lazy eye towards the top 100 for 2010 fantasy baseball.  These rankings may as well been co-written by Kim Jong-il because, if those 2010 fantasy baseball rankings were the bomb, this shizz is nu-cu-lar.  None of this top 100 for 2010 fantasy baseball is meant to surprise.  It’s just taking my positional rankings and putting guys in The Big Picture.  Obviously at a hundred players, some guys just didn’t make it.  About 200 or so, to be inexact.  It’s okay, there will be a top 300 too.  Shortly, Sloth, you’ll have your Baby Ruth.  Not to get all biblical on you, but this is the gospel.  Print it out and take it to Mt. Sinai and it will say, “Win your 2010 fantasy baseball league, young premature balding man.”  Projections were done by me and a crack team of 100 monkeys fighting amongst themselves because there were only 99 typewriters.  Somebody buy Ling-Ling his own typewriter!  To help with your drafting, there’s also a list of players with multiple position eligibility along with the Point Shares.  Anyway, here’s the top 100 for 2010 fantasy baseball:

1. Albert Pujols – I’m man enough to admit I love Poo-Holes.  2010 Projections:  110/40/120/.337/10

2. Hanley Ramirez – Ready to have your mind blown?  Imagine if the Red Sox didn’t trade Hanley to the Marlins.  2010 Projections:  100/25/110/.320/25

3. Chase Utley – Gets the edge on A-Rod for his position and pomade.  2010 Projections:  110/32/105/.300/15

4. Alex Rodriguez – Jeter’s got the market cornered on hot Latinas while A-Rod’s rocking lame ass white girls, but, unfortunately, I can’t hold that against him for fantasy.  2010 Projections:  110/36/120/.310/15

5. Ryan Braun – If he can do what I think he’s capable of, he could be number one for 2011.  2010 Projections:  110/37/120/.305/17

6. Mark Teixeira – Like LL, Tex just keeps doing and doing and doing it well.  2010 Projections:  100/37/120/.305

7. Miguel Cabrera – He gives me the vibe he doesn’t care, but maturity does weird things to people.  Shoot, I used to shave my head, sag my Karl Kanis and wear purple sneakers.  If Cabrera can put forth 100%, he can be a force.  2010 Projections:  105/35/115/.320/3

8. Matt Kemp – Man, I’m loving these 5-8 picks.  Can you dig it?  I knew you could.  2010 Projections:  100/30/110/.305/32

9. Prince Fielder – If 40 homers is the key, then Fielder’s a lock.  2010 Projections: 100/42/115/.285

10. Ryan Howard – Howard = Fielder + 5 homers – .010 on average.  2010 Projections:  105/47/140/.275

11. Evan Longoria – I had a premonition that Longoria could steal 20 bases in 2010.  Might’ve been indigestion.  2010 Projections:  100/36/115/.280/10

12. Tim Lincecum – From the files of Coincidences That Don’t Really Mean Anything, I ranked him 12th last year too.  2010 Projections:  18-5/2.70/1.00/250

13. David Wright – I don’t buy that Wright, Reyes or Johan are done.  If you were to jump out of a DeLorean and say to me you’re from the future and the Mets are in the playoffs, it wouldn’t shock me.  I’d assume they traded for three starters in July.  2010 Projections:  100/25/110/.300/17

14. Matt Holliday – He’s a great average, solid power and moderate steal contributor.  In fantasy, that gets you 14th.  2010 Projections:  105/28/115/.320/15

15. Ian Kinsler – If he stays healthy again and has a lucky year for average, he can give you a season better than Utley.  But those are two decent-sized ifs.  2010 Projections:  110/29/80/.270/34

16. Troy Tulowitzki – As you can see from my projections — go ahead, look, this’ll be here — I think his steals come down from last year.  2010 Projections:  95/35/105/.280/12

17. Grady Sizemore – When I say bounce… You say back.  Bounce… Back…  Bounce… Back… Pounce… Back– I said pounce, got ya.  2010 Projections:  110/27/80/.270/25

18. Carl Crawford – I’ll be honest, I considered dropping Crawford a little further down, but the near-15 homers gets him ranked here.  2010 Projections: 110/14/65/.290/50

19. Adrian Gonzalez – Mind blowing time again.  Imagine Hanley and Adrian Gonzalez on the Red Sox.  2010 Projections:  90/38/100/.280

20. Jimmy Rollins – This is the last shortstop for a while.  Why?  Cause shortstops suck.  You’re best to not look at shortstops again until Andrus.  2010 Projections:  110/20/65/.275/28

21. Justin Morneau – I’m kinda all right on Morneau this year.  I’m not expecting 35 homers or any steals, but around 30/100/.290 is solid.  2010 Projections:  95/32/110/.290

22. Jacoby Ellsbury – Same that goes for Crawford.  Probably won’t own Ellsbury but the boy has speed and some slight power.  2010 Projections:  105/10/65/.300/60

23. Justin Upton – I like J-Upside this year, but, then again, everyone does.  2010 Projections:  80/27/95/.290/20

24. Felix Hernandez – Love, love, love F-Her.  Think he has multiple Cy Youngs in his arm.  But I probably won’t own him either.  Before I get a ton of comments about why would I rank someone somewhere and then say I wouldn’t own them.  I can’t own everyone.  It’s just impossible.  For instance, with my first two picks, I take Braun and Reyes, I’ll need a first baseman.  If I take Hanley and A-Gon, I’ll need an outfielder.  If I take A-Rod and Sizemore, I’ll need a first baseman.  It’s just the way I assemble a team.  I’m not going to draft a starter third UNLESS — yes, Mr. Caps, that’s for emphasis — Lincecum’s still around in the third round then I won’t be able to turn that down.  But that doesn’t mean F-Her isn’t ranked here.  If I were to only talk about the guys I would actually own, this top 100 may only be 20 guys long.  Also, technically I would own F-Her if he were around after I drafted, say, Braun, Reyes and Votto.  But he won’t be.  2010 Projections:  18-6/3.00/1.10/220

25. Zack Greinke – More or less the same gist as F-Her.  2010 Projections:  14-5/3.05/1.10/225

26. Roy Halladay – Halladay could easily be the top rated starter at the end of the year.  He’s not listed first because the guys above beat him in Ks and age.  2010 Projections:  17-8/3.02/1.14/185

27. Joe Mauer – He’s ranked 28th because I know he’ll be gone before he gets to here.  Consider it a preemptive strike.  2010 Projections:  100/20/85/.330/3

28. Ryan Zimmerman – I see Zimmerman moving into the 2nd round for 2011.  2010 Projections:  105/30/110/.295/5

29. Kevin Youkilis – When a player gets to 30 years old and has failed to reach 30 homers, it’s pretty safe to say he’s probably not getting there.  The Greek God of 27 Homers and a Near-.300 Average.  2010 Projections:  95/27/105/.295/5

30. CC Sabathia – I had this wild dream the other day.  I was watching a Yankee game where CC was on the mound but instead of CC it was Prop Joe.  2010 Projections:  20-10/3.45/1.17/200

31. Mark Reynolds – Flip over your your pocket-sized Chinese food take out calender, 2009 was the Year of the Mini Donkey, not 2010.  2010 Projections:  85/35/95/.250/12

32. Joey Votto – If you don’t know how I feel about Votto at this point, you haven’t been reading the site.  2010 Projections:  90/30/105/.305/7

33. Curtis Granderson – His average will come up and the homers will fly in the Boogie Down.  2010 Projections:  110/30/80/.270/20

34. Jayson Werth – In any different lineup or park, I’d be worried about Werth ranked this high.  Plus, he’s a 5 time Intercontinental Champion.  2010 Projections:  85/30/100/.270/18

35. Jose Reyes – It’s not great that he’s starting the year on the DL, but Mauer did it last year and A-Rod and Utley…  It’s a long season, if you can get Reyes at a discount, go for it.  2010 Projections:  105/11/55/.285/45

36. B.J. Upton – Don’t believe last year’s average.  2010 Projections:  90/14/65/.275/40

37. Brandon Phillips – Steady contributor at a weak position.  2010 Projections:  80/22/95/.275/22

38. Brian Roberts – I’m worried at some point Roberts is going to get old.  He’ll be 32 in twenty-ten.  Might happen.  2010 Projections:  105/13/75/.285/30

39. Dustin Pedroia – Member the battles I fought last year for telling people Pedroia wasn’t a 1st or 2nd round pick?  Yeah, those people went into the shadows like Orson Welles in The Third Man.  2010 Projections:  110/15/70/.305/15

40. Robinson Cano – Entering the magical 27 year old season and his high average is not a trick.  (A trick is something a whore does for money.)  2010 Projections:  90/27/100/.315/5

41. Brian McCann – I probably won’t own McCann outside of two catcher leagues, but I am more pro-McCann than most ‘perts.  2010 Projections:  80/28/105/.295/3

42. Victor Martinez – V-Mart at first base is kinda eh.  2010 Projections:  85/25/110/.300

43. Ichiro Suzuki – Great average, but I don’t pay for average.  2010 Projections:  100/10/55/.330/25

44. Jason Bay – I don’t think Metco kills a player’s value, but it’s definitely not Fenway.  2010 Projections:  85/28/105/.270/10

45. Johan Santana – I don’t think Metco makes a pitcher’s value, but it’s Johan.  Falling K-rate, schmalling K-rate.  2010 Projections:  18-7/3.15/1.18/200

46. Adam Lind – I understand people not being crazy for Lind because of his position, but don’t be not crazy for him because you think his power is fluky.  Yes, that was a triple negative.  Those are okay.  2010 Projections:  85/35/110/.300/2

47. Josh Hamilton – Hey, it’s my old whipping boy.  I like him this year.  See, it wasn’t personal.  2010 Projections: 85/28/100/.275/7

48. Andre Ethier – I’m basically stocking my outfield with these rankings.  Say what you want about depth, but it’s not that deep when every team needs 5 of them.  2010 Projections:  80/24/95/.285/7

49. Derek Jeter – Last year’s slight boost in power makes sense, but the huge increase in speed won’t carry over.  2010 Projections:  110/16/70/.315/20

50. Justin Verlander – Just don’t abandon ship when he starts the season poorly.  2010 Projections:  17-11/3.25/1.20/230

51. Dan Haren – Abandon ship when the clock strikes July.  2010 Projections:  16-10/3.30/1.15/200

52. Jon Lester – If it means taking a starter in the 5th round, so be it.  But I’m looking to own Lester on at least one team in 2010.  2010 Projections:  17-7/3.35/1.20/215

53. Adam Wainwright – Hmm… Where are the top starters?  This seems off.  2010 Projections:   16-8/3.30/1.18/190

54. Carlos Quentin – Charlie Quentin is talented, the health is the issue.  2010 Projections:  80/28/95/.275/5

55. Nelson Cruz – His projections say he should be above even Hamilton and Ethier but I have my trepidations that Cruz could revert to being the guy that couldn’t get out of the minors.  Unlike my other trepidations, this one feels less warranted.  2010 Projections:  80/32/95/.275/15

56. Adam Jones – Why is Adam Jones being drafted after players like Manny?  Point your right foot thumbkin up and point your left foot thumbkin down.  Right is Jones, left is Manny.  2010 Projections:  95/27/85/.280/15

57. Nick Markakis – I do think Markakis is talented, but I’d sure like to see a year of 25+ homers before drafting him as my first outfielder.  Shoot, I’d take just 25 homers.  2010 Projections:  100/24/100/.300/7

58. Pablo Sandoval – I’m probably lower on Sandoval than most, but I don’t think 25 homers was a jumping off point but more of a ceiling.  2010 Projections:  80/24/95/.315/4

59. Aaron Hill – I don’t buy 2009 at all, so I’m not touching him where lots of ‘perts are.  2010 Projections:  85/24/80/.280/5

60. Kendry Morales – If he’s 26 years old, I’ll shave the ‘stache.  2010 Projections:  80/28/100/.285/3

61. Adam Dunn – 40, 40, 40, 40, 40, 38… Even if it’s 36 in 2010, he’s still worth the average.  2010 Projections:  80/40/100/.250

62. Carlos Pena – Led the AL in homers and missed the last month of the season.  2010 Projections:  95/37/100/.250

63. Shin-Soo Choo – Throw Choo, Abreu, Victorino and Hunter into a big, over-sized hat and pick out one for your team.  They’re all relatively the same.  More speed here, less average there.  More pop here, less speed there.  2010 Projections:  90/18/100/.285/20

64. Bobby Abreu – How is he fast and Miguel Cabrera slow when they both have the same body type?  2010 Projections:  95/15/100/.300/20

65. Shane Victorino – Now that Crapolanco shoved him down the order, I anticipate yelling at the TV screen, “Stop bunting over Victorino!”  2010 Projections:  75/12/85/.290/30

66. Torii Hunter – He hasn’t stolen more than 20 bases in a season since 2004.  Cust kayin’.  cus2010 Projections:  75/23/85/.275/17

67. Carlos Lee – Could be more valuable than Lind, but where’s the excitement in that?  2010 Projections:  65/27/100/.300/5

68. Ben Zobrist – With Zobrist, Jacoby Ellsbury and Zimmerman, it’s a renaissance for players whose names sound Jewish but are not.  2010 Projections:  75/20/85/.270/12

69. Chone Figgins – If you have a team where your 2nd baseman and shortstop  have pop — think Uggla and Tulo — I could see Figgins.  But the dearth of power at 3rd could kill your entire team.  I opt for steals in the latter rounds at MI.  Think Everth Cabrera.  2010 Projections:  105/5/55/.295/40

70. Cole Hamels – He paid last year for being overworked in 2008.  This year he makes up for it.  2010 Projections:  16-10/3.45/1.15/185

71. Josh Johnson – Last year, he had a sub-3 ERA until August 20th.  2010 Projections:  14-6/3.35/1.22/175

72. Cliff Lee – The Adverb is about as safe as they come, but he gets ranked here because he’s not a huge strikeout threat.  2010 Projections:  15-8/3.40/1.22/160

73. Ubaldo Jimenez – Takes nads the size of beach balls to draft a Rockies pitcher as your first pitcher off the board.  Also takes nads to win a fantasy baseball championship.  Or at least that’s what I keep telling myself.  2010 Projections:  15-9/3.50/1.27/200

74. Derrek Lee – Lee’s not a 35 homer hitter like last year.  He’s a 24 to 27 homer hitter.  My apologies to Cubs fans, Derrek Lee’s family and anyone else I might have hurt with my words.  2010 Projections:  90/25/100/.295/3

75. Ricky Nolasco – Love the K/BB and badass name.  2010 Projections:  15-7/3.55/1.20/200

76. Josh Beckett – What can be said about Red State Jeter that hasn’t already been said?  Sounds like a rhetorical, but really what?  2010 Projections:  16-10/3.70/1.22/195

77. Clayton Kershaw – I took down my Ron LeFlore door poster and put up Clayton Kershaw.  2010 Projections:  12-4/3.20/1.22/200

78. Denard Span – Probably the least exciting name on the top 100 (though Uggla’s a close second).  Span’s numbers aren’t that far off from Victorino.  Call him Feign Victorino.  I might need to do a Sleeper post about Denard Dawg.  That’ll draw some eyeballs. /sarcasm  2010 Projections:  100/10/70/.300/22

79. Alfonso Soriano – Free swingers don’t age well.  Speedsters with leg problems don’t run much.  Still 20/10 seems to be about his floor.  There’s value in that.  2010 Projections:  70/25/85/.270/12

80. Alex Rios – Rios is like buying a Chia Pet.  You’re excited when you buy it.  Seems like a fun idea.  Then you get home, never water it and it goes 8-for-75.  2010 Projections:  85/19/70/.275/22

81. Chris Carpenter – As I mentioned in the top 20 starters, I’m avoiding Carp, Yovani and Peavy.  Ergo, I switched the order in this top 100.  Ergo, Yovani and Peavy didn’t even make the top 100.  Ergo, I have no idea if I’m using ergo correctly.  2010 Projections:  14-7/3.10/1.05/135

82. Manny Ramirez – I’m not going to be able to get Manny this late and that’s by design.  2010 Projections:  85/28/100/.300

83. Matt Wieters – Dreamy without the Brady Anderson sideburns.  2010 Projections:  70/18/85/.305

84. Gordon Beckham – I’m typing this with my toes as I do sit-ups.  That’s how much I like Beckham.  2010 Projections:  85/18/63/.260/14

85. Raul Ibanez – Sorta in the same boat as Werth, but older.  I.e., if Ibanez were on a different team in a different lineup, I’d have no problem lowering him.  Hitting in Citizens Bank behind Rollins, Polanco, Utley, Howard and Werth is not a bad place to be.  2010 Projections:  85/27/100/.270/3

86. Carlos Beltran – I don’t feel comfortable with this ranking and could see skipping right over Beltran if I were drafting in early March.  I need to know more about his condition.  2010 Projections:  70/20/80/.280/12

87. Jason Bartlett – If you haven’t seen Charlie Bartlett, I’d avoid it.  And Jason Bartlett.  2010 Projections:  95/7/50/.285/27

87. Joe NathanUPDATE:  He’s done, put a fork in him. 2010 Projections:  4-2/1.95/.95/80, 45 saves

88. Jonathan Papelbon – There’s no way I’m getting one of these closers this late in a draft.  That’s all right, cause I don’t want them. But as more and more fantasy baseballers (<–my Mom’s term) become better informed, closers are starting to fall lower and lower.  Continued thought in Rivera’s blurb.  2010 Projections:  2-1/2.05/1.00/75, 45 saves

89. Mariano Rivera – If this trend continues then I may have to tell people to start drafting closers because at a certain point there’s value with them.  Continued thought in Broxton’s blurb.  2010 Projections: 4-1/2.15/1.00/70, 42 saves

90. Jonathan Broxton – Hmm… No, that’s about all I wanted to say about that.  2010 Projections: 5-4/2.75/1.05/100, 40 saves

91. Michael Young – Old is as Young does.  2010 Projections:  75/14/90/.315/10

92. Aramis Ramirez – Kinda wanted to drop Aramis out of the top 100, but his position saves him.  2010 Projections:  75/25/95/.290

93. Dan Uggla – According to Uggla, Hanley doesn’t give it his all.  Uggla should see if he can have some of whatever it is Hanley is holding back.  2010 Projections:  90/32/100/.250/3

94. Wandy Rodriguez – I’ve said this before so skip ahead if you’ve already heard this from me… Then again you might not know what I’m going to say until I say it… Anyhoo!  Weird how some people break out and no one believes it while others break out and they shoot up the rankings.  Wandy was solid last year; his only concern is health.  If healthy, he’s fine.  2010 Projections:  13-11/3.55/1.27/190

95. Chad Billingsley – Same boat as Hamels with less WHIP potential.  2010 Projections:  16-8/3.50/1.32/190

96. Heath Bell – First closer I could see myself owning.  2010 Projections: 2-3/2.85/1.10/75, 40 saves

97. Lance Berkman – Unlike beef, going from prime to aged isn’t great.  2010 Projections:  70/23/85/.285/3

98. Billy Butler –  Upside and luscious moobs.  2010 Projections:  85/25/100/.295

99. Ian Stewart – I wanted to end the top 100 with Stewart cause I’m crushing hard.  To read more about him, go directly to my Ian Stewart fantasy.  If you see wavy lines like in a dream sequence, it’s completely normal.  2010 Projections:  85/29/100/.260/10

  1. Quintero says:

    If you draft at the end of the turn and none of your league mate is a Razzballer, you could walk away with Kemp, Longoria, Grandy and Votto in the first four round. Did that in MDC couple times already. Then could possibly get a top-tier RP and someone like Lester in 5th and 6th. Not a bad start. Plus, our sleeper picks later in Andrus and Stewart would mean more if all works out fine.

  2. haha….CC = Prop Joe…classic – The Wire best tv show of our generation

    Question – will C Grand be able to score 110 runs if he hits 5th and 6th mainly as he is expected to do?

    Jeter and Nick Johnson in the 1-2 holes , although N Johnson will surely miss time

  3. matthole says:

    would u be happy taking lincecum/wright back-to-back? where do u prefer to draft this year (beg, mid, end of the snake draft)?

  4. Byrone says:

    carlos gonzalez doesn’t make the cut? that’s doesn’t seem right.

  5. Tony says:

    i guess you’re high on hamels huh grey? ranking him ahead of cliff lee and JJ? Personally i think Lee gets underrated year after year….

  6. Tony says:

    @Byrone: ya i’d rather see Jay Bruce OR Cargo than Bartlett or Rios. BUT…. its the top 100, everyone can’t be on it… unless grey does one of those things where he has four #68’s and three #86’s….. lol

  7. Rabbit says:

    How can you put up the doppelganger picture of Werth and not do a similar side-by-side of Utley (2009 World Series version) and Draco Malfoy from one of the first two Harry Potter movies? (And before you make fun of me for watching the Harry Potter movies (and rightfully so), my 7-year-old daughter is a big fan, so any snarky comments will make a cute little girl cry. You don’t want to make a cute little girl cry, do you?)

  8. aj says:

    35 homers for Tulo? Is that a typo?

  9. Eddy says:

    Grey I remember reading a commenter saying that he’d send you like a chart with all your razzball tiers, will that be posted here for us?

  10. really the real Tom, for real says:

    @aj: the only typo in that projection is the AVG is too low. Love me some Tulo!

  11. Pochucker says:

    Damn I wont take pitcher till 8th rd –guess it will be Wandy or Billingsley as my staff anchor. Was hoping for Cole or Ubaldo . Oh well might be able to get Gallardo as 2nd pitcher.

  12. Tony says:

    @aj: @really the real Tom, for real: Yep grey think TULO is a real 30HR threat… and so do i.

    I think taking at #13 in a draft isn’t crazy. After TULO and Hanley where do you go? Rollins? Jeter? (no) later? andrus, everth? escobar? Its slim pickens…. 30/10 and a .290 average at SS is sounding pretty good right now…

  13. Vinnie says:

    I don’t draft pitchers until the 8th round or later and have had tremendous success with that strategy. I feel that bats are more predictable than arms. Just my opinion. Anyone else agree??

  14. Billy says:

    two part question, what SP minor would you rather own? and who will play more this year… Feliz, Matusz and Daivs

  15. Bob says:

    Now that Grey’s list is out, it’s time to get busy drafting!! Uhhh, is anybody open for business? Anybody?

    Thanks Grey!

  16. Stephen says:

    @Billy: I like Feliz more than those others. Both Matusz and Wade Davis play in the AL East and will face tougher line-ups. Matusz will pitch more innings then Feliz or Davis at the MLB level. Feliz will have the best ratios and Davis will have more national hype, but Matusz will have better late round value.

    That’s just my opinion. It will probably change a bit in late March, but I like Feliz. His arm is light lightening, or maybe Flash Gordon.

  17. Tony says:

    @Bob: Just got in a MOCK at MDC (mock draft central) @ 2:15pm today, #1025. 12 Teamer, 10 spots left….

    Try and jump in, that goes for anyone else as well… (teacher, fog day today, love it)

  18. Nate Marcum says:

    @Ivar G. Anderson: I agree that I haven’t seen Kemp fall that far in too many either. I can only salivate knowing that I own him for the next 3 years in my keeper league and can only wish/hope that Torre decides a 30/30/300 guy shouldn’t be hitting in the 8 spot.

    @Tony: I agree that Bruce should be considered somewhere near the top…If there was an “on the bubble” i would think that he will be at the top of the list. I don’t think that 100/30/100/.275 is out of the question.

  19. Vinnie says:

    @Tony: If I miss out on Tulo or Hanley, I’m waiting until the 10th round or later to take Stephen Drew. If I remember correctly, everyone was jerking off to this guy last year.

  20. Jo says:

    @Grey: You say Utley get’s the edge over a-rod because of position. I’m starting to think the opposite… a-rod gets the edge over hanley and utley b/c of position. 3b has been the toughest pos. for me to draft later in the drafts in all of my mocks.

  21. Votto is being taken 25th overall in mock drafts, so I don’t think you’re higher on him than most.

  22. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Andrew: I know I’m above ESPN and CBS.

  23. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:

    @Jo: I shifted from Utley to Arod because Razzballers convinced me he was not a health risk. I like the Arod then Stewart at 2B combo rather than Utley and Stewart at 3B.

  24. Fanta says:

    Well done as usual, Grey. I’m in a keeper’s league, with idiosyncratic rules–suffice it to say, we have large rosters, which allows us to carry minor leaguers (or even collegians). I’ve got Bryce Harper. Should I swap him for Jonathan Sanchez and Grant Green? I’m gunshy. Have traded superstars away before (inc. I’ll confess Albert Pujols after his rookie season); on the other hand, I was rewarded by following your Wandy advice of 2009. Yes, I need more pitching…but if he does what some predict he can do who doesn’t need a Bryce Harper?

    Thank you in advance for any wisdom you might wish to share on this (for me) nail-biter.

    I wish I could use code names for the players above in case my trading partner is also reading your extremely worthy blog. But that would only confuse you as well…so…

    I remain, explicitly,

    A Faithful Reader

  25. Critter Nagurski says:

    I’m going to miss Harry Kalas saying Joey Votto’s name. I can’t say his name out loud without doing a terrible impression

    In other news – I am dying here. Utley at $30 or Zobrist at $3 in an OPS league. I think I protect more value with Zobrist, but I’m also protecting more uncertainty. ugh

  26. Simply Fred

    Simply Fred says:

    @Simply Fred: If I target Stewart at 3B, I feel I “have” to get him with no options after him. Seen him go as high as mid R7. Would rather not reach. If targeted at 2B, I can afford to target R10-11ish. If I get sniped, there are late round 2B options that I can live with. (Also, Arod’s projections slightly higher than Utley’s.)

  27. peter says:

    I’ve got Wandy and Billingsley in a keeper league – and only room to keep one (there’s not cost for either). I’m strongly leaning Bilingsley over Wandy. In fact, I’m trying to trade Wandy for a draft pick to I can at least get some value for him.

    I know Grey’s got Wandy ranked just above Bills (though essentially the same spot).. am I wrong to value Bills as much over Wandy as I do? Or, as my jewish grandmother used to ask me, am I making a mistake?

  28. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Fanta: When in doubt, I usually go for the guys that are actually playing in the majors, so Sanchez’s side. But I will ask this, can’t you just get Sanchez in the draft or someone similar? Is Harper the kind of piece that will attract a lot more in a trade once he starts progessing? I’d say, yes and yes. If you can hold Harper, I would.

    @Critter Nagurski: Utley

  29. Grey

    Grey says:

    @peter: Bills has a bigger upside (and backside — oofa!), so it’s fine to go that way. They are essentially the same, i.e., same tier.

  30. Jo says:

    @Simply Fred: For me I NEED stewart at whatever pos. i don’t draft earlier b/c I really don’t like the other options at 2b or 3b. Who else would you target at 3b if you didn’t get stewart?

  31. Jo says:

    @Jo: correction, who would you target at 2b if you don’t get stewart.

  32. Critter Nagurski says:

    I’m a Phillies fan, so I think I will take your suggestion

    Thanks again for all of the help

  33. peter says:

    @Grey: Yeah, that’s what she said.


  34. Stephen says:

    @Jo: Orlando Hudson wouldn’t be a back second baseman hitting in front of Mauer, Morneau, Cuddyer, and Kubel with Span hitting in front of him.

  35. Rabbit says:

    There’s been a lot of talk about how early you need to reach for Stewart in a snake draft, but what about in auction leagues–how high is too high to pay for Stewie, in a standard $260 salary league that has a three-year keeper rule? (Ignoring keeper inflation for the time being.) I know of course so much of it depends on the how the particular auction is playing out, in terms of who’s overpaying for what, who else has been snapped up at 2B at what price, etc., but can you give a broad-brush idea of (1) the most you would pay for Stewart; (2) what you’d expect to get him for, and (3) what range you’d consider to be a bargain for him?

  36. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Rabbit: Between $12 and $15 seems to be about the ceiling. I’d like to get him for between $9-12. A bargain would be less.

  37. Mark says:

    Why do you predict Cano to hit 27 homers? He only had a 33% FB rate last year. You really feel he will improve on 2009?

  38. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Mark: Yeah, this year and next should be his power peak. He’s right around a 25 to 27 homer guy.

  39. matthole says:

    @Grey: If ShLongoria and the other top 11 listed are taken…..whod u take back to back if u were picking at the 12 spot? seems like a tough call…..Dovid Wright could be nice but hes not that 1st rd lock/stud you hope to secure

  40. Grey

    Grey says:

    @matthole: Wright’s fine as the 12th pick, then you go Holliday right after. That’s not a bad start for a team.

  41. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Matt: I didn’t look at that link, but that URL says 2009.

  42. Steve says:

    @Grey: Any guys that bounced around a whole lot while you were doing this? Or guys you were back and forward on?

  43. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Steve: Trying to fit in the outfielder tiers at 46, 54 and 64.

  44. Joe B says:

    Hey Grey… just curious as to what you think is the most overrated stat/category for fantasy purposes with hitting. I know FIP renders ERA useless for pitching and WHIP and SO/BB rates are solid indicators to gauge pitching skills. My gut says that because batting avg. flucuates depending on plain luck sometimes that it can be misleading to a hitters abilities. Am I stoopid for not worrying about batting avg so much as other stats???

    PS – I want to snag Ian Stew this year, but don’t want to feel naughty because of his mediocre to possibly horrid AVG.

  45. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Joe B: Yeah, batting average. Have mentioned this a few times on site.

  46. Shmorgie S. Board says:

    Considering how deep 1B is, I think guys like Brando (Phillips), Granderson, and Lil Donkey are ranked a bit too low.

    I’m also a big believer in not drafting pitchers early. The risk/reward ratio is rather rueful. (Not sure if that’s the correct use of the word “rueful,” but I hope it’s not.) And nabbing guys like Ubaldo Jewbetcha, The Wolfman (Randicio del Lobo? I reach, ergo sum.), or Johnny O’Sanchez off the wire happens every year.

    I know “don’t take pitchers early” is said a lot, but I think talking strategy is probably more helpful than player rankings, considering how many sites have rankings these days.

  47. Tom Reale says:

    I see G Beckham (GoBe) closer to 25 HRs .280…

    I agree that Bruce and CarGo have to be here over Rios and Span…

    Did you really just put J Bartlett top 100???

  48. Tom Reale says:

    everything else is spot on of course…best site on the interweb

  49. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Shmorgie S. Board: 1st basemen will fly off the shelf, so it’s deep but 10 or so of them will be gone real quick.

    @Tom Reale: Beckham could do it, but that’s about the ceiling. Bartlett’s not a favorite of mine. Wanted to put him lower, but needed to get him out of the way. I do say don’t draft him.

  50. cubfever7 says:

    @ Vinnie…i like to not jump the gun on SPs as well, but it seems like not taking an ace within the first 5 to 6 rounds then taking a #2 in 8 or 9 results in a horrific staff. I’ve done a bunch of drafts at MDC this year and that’s the way it’s shaking out.

    Seems like the world is wise to the 8 rd SP thing though as witnessed by this draft done last night right after NO whupped up on Peyton and Co. Looks at the SPs taken with the last couple in rd 7 and in rd 8:

    R7 P8 Dr Mocker Johnson, Josh SP FLA 6s
    R7 P9 YANKS WIN Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL 13s
    R7 P11 Bonds is an A-Hole Cain, Matt SP SF 13s
    R8 P2 Bonds is an A-Hole Hanson, Tommy SP ATL 24s
    R8 P3 hammie Jimenez, Ubaldo SP COL 35s
    R8 P4 YANKS WIN Broxton, Jonathan RP LA 13s
    R8 P5 Dr Mocker Soria, Joakim RP KC 7s
    R8 P8 Fractured Testicle Hamels, Cole SP PHI 13s
    R8 P10 Klesko’s Crow Hop Cordero, Francisco RP CIN Predrafted
    R8 P11 Penis McGee Rodriguez, Francisco RP NYM AutoSelect
    R8 P12 deadredsox Kershaw, Clayton

  51. Johnny says:

    Any ETA on the top 300? sometime this week or is that too optomistic?

  52. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Johnny: Hopefully tomorrow.

  53. HULK says:

    With depth at 1b and your projections, does it make sense to have Morneau ranked 7 ahead of Zimmerman?

    Would you have issues with making them your 2nd and 3rd picks if you draft early in round one?

  54. Grey

    Grey says:

    @HULK: I’m assuming you mean a keeper league…. No, that would be fine.

  55. Spellchecker says:

    Zack is spelled with a K and not an H. Honest mistake, but his full name is Donald Zackary Greinke. This guy is sensitive, so let’s fix that typo.

  56. Fresh says:

    No Pence makes no sense

  57. Prop Joe reference and anything “The Wire” related is strong, very strong. Plus, your list is good. Nice.

  58. Red Panda says:

    Which two would you keep from the following (Ubaldo $1, Votto $17 & N. Cruz $1 already being kept) – 10 team 5×5, $260:

    Zobrist $1
    J-Roll $27
    Youk $21

  59. Matt says:


    I am in a 14 team keeper league, and we get to keep 8, with standard 5 x 5 scoring.

    I have to keep Arod, Prince, Sizemore, Hamilton, Reyes, and Lester. So that leaves 2 spots available with the likes of Soria, Nolasco, Wieters, and Stewart to choose from. I also have the 3rd pick in the draft thanks to Hamilton, Reyes, and Sizemore being injured last year. My thought is to keep Wieters and Stewart for there upside and hope Nolasco is available with that #3 pick. Would you agree?

  60. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Matt: Since you have Lester already, that’s what I’d do too.

  61. Voidoid says:

    Do you have Youklis ranked above Votto, because you he is a more proven, boring player, or do you just not want to start up the 2010 Joey Votto Buzz Machine?

  62. AdamH says:

    Why do you have Dunn above A Jones and Sparkakis in the OF rankings, but those guys above Dunn in the Top 100. ?

  63. AdamH says:

    Nevermind. Im sure these things are ever changing.

  64. Keith says:

    In a keeper league where I already have Fielder and Utley would you flip Felix and Reynolds for Braun? I’d have to give up a 2nd round pick too but since we can keep 8 guys it’s really a 10th round pick.

  65. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Keith: It’s okay, but a bit much to give up for Braun. Depends if you have five other solid guys.

  66. Keith says:

    My other keepers would be Cliff Lee, Victorino, Bartlett, Wieters, and either Blanks, Porcello, or Wandy.

    Also I’m close to a Lester and Sizemore for Lee and Victorino trade if you think that’s a good deal.

  67. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Keith: You don’t have the depth. I wouldn’t do the Felix trade. I’d want the Lester side of the other trade.

  68. Keith says:

    You’d rather get Lee and Victorino then Lester and Sizemore?


  69. Keith says:

    The original deal was Lee, Victrorino and Bartlett for Lester, Sizemore, and Rollins but I never thought that it would pass.

  70. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Keith: I’d want the Lester and Sizemore side of the trade. Those are the two guys I’d want.

  71. Keith says:

    Would you move Fielder for Sandoval & Lind or Fielder and a 4th round pick (keeper league so really a 12th rounder) for Sandoval, Lind and Adam Jones?

  72. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Keith: I’d do the 4th round pick one for Sandoval, Lind and Jones.

  73. josh says:

    How often is this list updated and when was this list made?

  74. Grey

    Grey says:

    @josh: Made about a week ago. Will get updated periodically.

  75. Nick says:

    Do you like Votto over Morneau?

  76. gregory says:

    Got the 12th pick in a 12 team snake draft. Initial draft for an 8 player keeper league. I like your Wright and Holliday idea, what about Wright and Tulo though since SS is a lot thinner then OF. Also got offered the 1st overall pick (ie pujols) for my 3rd and 4th rd picks, 35, 36 overall. Do i take it? This initial draft is obviously crucial, don’t want to get off to a bad start. Pros- I get Pujols, and 12th, 13th overall picks. Cons- next picks would be 56, 57 overall and I would be a little thin. Also 1B is really deep, so Pujols might not be worth it. Though that sounds like blasphemy.

  77. gregory says:

    Also any thoughts on how much pitchers should be devalued in a keeper league considering the risk? I know thats an arbitrary question just wondering how long I should stay away from them without throwing away all 5 pitching categories. Gracias.

  78. Grey

    Grey says:

    @gregory: Wright and Tulo is cool…I’d take Pujols there. re: Pitchers — I’d approach them the same as any 12 team draft. Take one around Wainwright, another around Wandy and so on.

    EDIT: Word.

  79. prof_moriarty says:

    I need to pick 4 keepers from the following:

    Wright, Tulo, Kinsler, Crawford, and King Felix. Would I be mad to keep Felix over one of those bats, like Crawford ? It’s a 10-team roto. Thanks…

  80. chiasports says:

    hey grey…im in a auction keeper leauge..keep 3.. we spend 275$

    would you give halladay up to get reliever h bell for a buck?

    its 35$ to keep halladay…. also already keeping [p]wandy for a buck so 2 pitchers for a dollar ranked near the top 100 im thinking? then its valverdy 6$ hunter 6$ damon 6$ helton 8$ hunter6$

    im thinking hunter or damon then?

    oh ya in our scoring halladay had 415 total last year and bell was 323

  81. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: I’d want Hunter over Damon. I’d take Bell for a buck and wouldn’t want to spend $30+ for a pitcher. No matter who.

  82. chiasports says:

    ya there paying alot for pitching in my leauge!

    hey thanks! ya i thought that to but hunter seems fragile sometime but then so is damon..lol. you wouldnt take valverdy over those though right at 6$

    ya thought it was nuts trading halladay for bell but money wise seemed like a good idea.heck bell was the 15th best pitcher in our leauge!

  83. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: I don’t think Bell’s going to be the 15th best pitcher in your league again, but for a $1 it’s better than Halladay. No on Valverde.

  84. chiasports says:

    just saw hunter tweaked his last years injured groin…think if he even matched his 451 at bats hed be better than damon? damon had 550 ab last year and 80 more points in our leauge.

    hey what would you pay for valverdy in the draft…kinda like him this year if i can get him cheap again

  85. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: Damon and Hunter are tomato-tomahto. If you want Damon, go for it. I’d pay $5-7 for Valverde. He’s not better than either of the those two outfielders.

  86. chiasports says:

    heres how we all drafted last year…my first auction and also first year of doing baseball…..let me know any ideas since youll see just how these guys pay….

    Balco Nutz
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C McCann, Brian C ATL $28 C,DH
    1B Kotchman, Casey 1B BOS $1 1B,DH
    2B Kinsler, Ian 2B TEX $41 2B,DH
    3B Fields, Josh D. 3B CHW $1 3B,DH
    SS Jeter, Derek SS NYY $18 DH,SS
    OF Crawford, Carl LF TB $26 DH,OF
    OF Hart, Corey C. RF MIL $12 DH,OF
    OF Wells, Vernon CF TOR $11 DH,OF
    DH Phillips, Brandon 2B CIN $27 2B,DH
    DH Ortiz, David DH BOS $27 DH
    P Carpenter, Chris SP STL $1 P
    P Chamberlain, Joba SP NYY $6 P
    P Johnson, Josh SP FLA $6 P
    P Nolasco, Ricky SP FLA $4 P
    P Papelbon, Jonathan RP BOS $21 P
    P Santana, Johan SP NYM $35 P
    RES Figgins, Chone 3B ANA $1 3B,DH
    RES Schmidt, Jason SP LA $1 P
    RES Saltalamacchia, Jarrod C TEX $1 C,DH
    RES Young, Chris B. CF ARI $3 DH,OF
    RES Ankiel, Rick CF STL $1 DH,OF
    RES Blanton, Joe SP PHI $1 P
    RES Kuroda, Hiroki SP LA $1 P
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Molina, Bengie C SF $6 C,DH
    1B Teixeira, Mark 1B NYY $41 1B,DH
    2B Kendrick, Howie 2B ANA $12 2B,DH
    3B Kouzmanoff, Kevin 3B SD $7 3B,DH
    SS Reyes, Jose B. SS NYM $50 DH,SS
    OF Abreu, Bobby RF ANA $12 DH,OF
    OF Rowand, Aaron CF SF $1 DH,OF
    OF Kubel, Jason LF MIN $3 DH,OF
    DH Drew, Stephen SS ARI $20 DH,SS
    DH Votto, Joey 1B CIN $18 1B,DH
    P Lowe, Derek SP ATL $15 P
    P Meche, Gil SP KC $1 P
    P Nathan, Joe RP MIN $23 P
    P Oswalt, Roy SP HOU $24 P
    P Hamels, Cole SP PHI $31 P
    P Slowey, Kevin SP MIN $3 P
    RES Overbay, Lyle 1B TOR $1 1B,DH
    RES Johnson, Randy SP SF $1 P
    RES Stewart, Ian 3B COL $1 2B,3B,DH
    RES Church, Ryan RF ATL $1 DH,OF
    RES Marshall, Sean SP CHC $1 P
    RES Schumaker, Skip CF STL $1 DH,OF
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Soto, Geovany C CHC $32 C,DH
    1B Pena, Carlos 1B TB $17 1B,DH
    2B Sanchez, Freddy 2B SF $1 2B,DH
    3B Longoria, Evan 3B TB $28 3B,DH
    SS Peralta, Jhonny SS CLE $12 DH,SS
    OF McLouth, Nate CF ATL $22 DH,OF
    OF Ludwick, Ryan RF STL $14 DH,OF
    OF Hamilton, Josh CF TEX $38 DH,OF
    DH Hawpe, Brad RF COL $10 DH,OF
    DH Jacobs, Mike 1B KC $4 1B,DH
    P Lidge, Brad RP PHI $5 P
    P Wainwright, Adam SP STL $14 P
    P Kazmir, Scott SP ANA $17 P
    P Wood, Kerry RP CLE $12 P
    P Myers, Brett SP PHI $9 P
    P Burnett, A.J. SP NYY $26 P
    RES Pelfrey, Mike SP NYM $1 P
    RES LaPorta, Matt OF CLE $1 DH,OF
    RES Drew, J.D. RF BOS $4 DH,OF
    RES Fuentes, Brian RP ANA $2 P
    RES Hall, Bill 3B SEA $1 3B,DH
    RES Burrell, Pat LF TB $2 DH,OF
    RES Shoppach, Kelly C CLE $1 C,DH
    RES Bedard, Erik SP SEA $2 P
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Pierzynski, A.J. C CHW $2 C,DH
    1B Morneau, Justin 1B MIN $32 1B,DH
    2B Roberts, Brian 2B BAL $25 2B,DH
    3B Cantu, Jorge 3B FLA $7 1B,3B,DH
    SS Theriot, Ryan SS CHC $1 DH,SS
    OF Rios, Alex RF CHW $28 DH,OF
    OF Beltran, Carlos CF NYM $30 DH,OF
    OF Markakis, Nick RF BAL $30 DH,OF
    DH Ethier, Andre RF LA $8 DH,OF
    DH Giles, Brian RF SD $2 DH,OF
    P Broxton, Jonathan RP LA $2 P
    P Rodriguez, Francisco J. RP NYM $20 P
    P Beckett, Josh SP BOS $24 P
    P Haren, Dan SP ARI $18 P
    P Lackey, John SP ANA $22 P
    P Volquez, Edinson SP CIN $15 P
    RES Guillen, Carlos 3B DET $1 1B,3B,DH
    RES Cabrera, Orlando SS MIN $1 DH,SS
    RES Encarnacion, Edwin 3B TOR $1 3B,DH
    RES Kershaw, Clayton SP LA $1 P
    RES Cordero, Francisco RP CIN $2 P
    RES Fukudome, Kosuke RF CHC $1 DH,OF
    RES Martinez, Pedro SP PHI $1 P
    RES Morrow, Brandon SP SEA $1 P
    Ant Hill Mob
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Mauer, Joe C MIN $28 C,DH
    1B Howard, Ryan 1B PHI $40 1B,DH
    2B Ellis, Mark 2B OAK $3 2B,DH
    3B Beltre, Adrian 3B SEA $20 3B,DH
    SS Hardy, J.J. SS MIL $13 DH,SS
    OF Maybin, Cameron CF FLA $11 DH,OF
    OF Bay, Jason LF BOS $25 DH,OF
    OF Ramirez, Manny LF LA $34 DH,OF
    DH Delgado, Carlos 1B NYM $11 1B,DH
    DH Napoli, Mike C ANA $1 C,DH
    P Price, David SP TB $17 P
    P Hoffman, Trevor RP MIL $1 P
    P Penny, Brad SP SF $1 P
    P Lee, Cliff SP PHI $22 P
    P Gallardo, Yovani SP MIL $18 P
    P Billingsley, Chad SP LA $20 P
    RES Hill, Aaron 2B TOR $1 2B,DH
    RES Perez, Oliver SP NYM $1 P
    RES Guillen, Jose RF KC $1 DH,OF
    RES Nady, Xavier RF NYY $1 DH,OF
    RES Lowell, Mike 3B BOS $1 3B,DH
    RES Upton, Justin RF ARI $1 DH,OF
    RES Francoeur, Jeff RF NYM $1 DH,OF
    RES Swisher, Nick CF NYY $1 1B,DH,OF
    Boner Jams
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Suzuki, Kurt C OAK $1 C,DH
    1B Sandoval, Pablo 1B SF $10 1B,3B,C,DH
    2B Uggla, Dan 2B FLA $22 2B,DH
    3B Wright, David 3B NYM $56 3B,DH
    SS Ramirez, Hanley SS FLA $50 DH,SS
    OF Bruce, Jay RF CIN $19 DH,OF
    OF Suzuki, Ichiro RF SEA $21 DH,OF
    OF Granderson, Curtis CF DET $23 DH,OF
    DH Victorino, Shane CF PHI $14 DH,OF
    DH Lee, Derrek 1B CHC $16 1B,DH
    P Jenks, Bobby RP CHW $10 P
    P Galarraga, Armando SP DET $1 P
    P Harang, Aaron SP CIN $3 P
    P Cain, Matt SP SF $10 P
    P Floyd, Gavin SP CHW $3 P
    P Wang, Chien-Ming SP NYY $2 P
    RES Street, Huston RP COL $1 P
    RES DeJesus, David LF KC $2 DH,OF
    RES Giambi, Jason 1B COL $2 1B,DH
    RES Anderson, Garret LF ATL $1 DH,OF
    RES Gomez, Carlos CF MIN $3 DH,OF
    RES Loney, James 1B LA $3 1B,DH
    RES Sheffield, Gary DH NYM $1 DH
    RES Zito, Barry SP SF $0 P
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Hernandez, Ramon C CIN $1 C,DH
    1B Fielder, Prince 1B MIL $29 1B,DH
    2B Ramirez, Alexei 2B CHW $20 2B,DH,OF,SS
    3B Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS $11 3B,DH
    SS Greene, Khalil SS STL $1 DH,SS
    OF Braun, Ryan J. LF MIL $37 DH,OF
    OF Kemp, Matt CF LA $19 DH,OF
    OF Taveras, Willy CF CIN $2 DH,OF
    DH Cano, Robinson 2B NYY $16 2B,DH
    DH Ellsbury, Jacoby CF BOS $20 DH,OF
    P Danks, John SP CHW $12 P
    P Garza, Matt SP TB $7 P
    P Greinke, Zack SP KC $11 P
    P Dempster, Ryan SP CHC $5 P
    P Verlander, Justin SP DET $7 P
    P Webb, Brandon SP ARI $38 P
    RES Young, Chris R. SP SD $1 P
    RES Reynolds, Mark 3B ARI $4 3B,DH
    RES Weeks, Rickie 2B MIL $6 2B,DH
    RES Johnson, Kelly 2B ATL $7 2B,DH
    RES Pence, Hunter RF HOU $15 DH,OF
    RES Werth, Jayson RF PHI $3 DH,OF
    RES Bradley, Milton OF CHC $2 DH,OF
    RES LaRoche, Adam 1B ATL $1 1B,DH
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Doumit, Ryan C PIT $14 C,DH
    1B Pujols, Albert 1B STL $56 1B,DH
    2B Hudson, Orlando 2B LA $1 2B,DH
    3B Rodriguez, Alex 3B NYY $40 3B,DH
    SS Escobar, Yunel SS ATL $1 DH,SS
    OF Murphy, David RF TEX $1 DH,OF
    DH Ramirez, Aramis 3B CHC $35 3B,DH
    DH Atkins, Garrett 3B COL $25 1B,3B,DH
    P Lester, Jon SP BOS $24 P
    P Arroyo, Bronson SP CIN $1 P
    P Jimenez, Ubaldo SP COL $1 P
    P Saunders, Joe SP ANA $1 P
    P Lincecum, Tim SP SF $41 P
    P Jurrjens, Jair SP ATL $1 P
    RES Duchscherer, Justin SP OAK $1 P
    RES Davis, Chris 3B TEX $24 1B,3B,DH
    Half The Sac & Da Da
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Iannetta, Chris C COL $13 C,DH
    1B Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD $26 1B,DH
    2B Lopez, Jose 2B SEA $10 1B,2B,DH
    3B Blake, Casey 3B LA $1 1B,3B,DH
    SS Young, Michael SS TEX $16 DH,SS
    OF Quentin, Carlos LF CHW $31 DH,OF
    OF Guerrero, Vladimir RF ANA $22 DH,OF
    OF Sizemore, Grady CF CLE $45 DH,OF
    DH Mora, Melvin 3B BAL $1 3B,DH
    DH Dunn, Adam LF WAS $23 1B,DH,OF
    P Peavy, Jake SP CHW $30 P
    P Weaver, Jered SP ANA $3 P
    P Lilly, Ted SP CHC $5 P
    P Shields, James SP TB $12 P
    P Matsuzaka, Daisuke SP BOS $13 P
    P Hernandez, Felix SP SEA $16 P
    RES Hafner, Travis DH CLE $1 DH
    RES Cuddyer, Michael RF MIN $1 DH,OF
    RES Garland, Jon SP LA $1 P
    RES Parra, Manny SP MIL $1 P
    RES Getz, Chris 2B CHW $1 2B,DH
    RES Matsui, Hideki LF NYY $1 DH,OF
    RES Navarro, Dioner C TB $1 C,DH
    RES Moyer, Jamie SP PHI $1 P
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    1B Helton, Todd 1B COL $8 1B,DH
    2B Pedroia, Dustin 2B BOS $43 2B,DH
    3B Martin, Russell C LA $26 3B,C,DH
    SS Rollins, Jimmy SS PHI $38 DH,SS
    OF Hunter, Torii CF ANA $6 DH,OF
    OF Damon, Johnny LF NYY $6 DH,OF
    OF Ibanez, Raul LF PHI $13 DH,OF
    DH Huff, Aubrey 1B DET $12 1B,3B,DH
    DH Jones, Chipper 3B ATL $21 3B,DH
    P Pettitte, Andy SP NYY $1 P
    P Sabathia, CC SP NYY $39 P
    P Snell, Ian SP SEA $1 P
    P Guthrie, Jeremy SP BAL $1 P
    P Halladay, Roy SP TOR $35 P
    P Valverde, Jose RP HOU $6 P
    RES Byrnes, Eric LF ARI $1 DH,OF
    RES Iwamura, Akinori 2B TB $1 2B,DH
    RES Lewis, Fred LF SF $1 DH,OF
    RES Thome, Jim DH LA $4 DH
    RES Winn, Randy RF SF $1 DH,OF
    RES Capps, Matt RP PIT $1 P
    RES Tejada, Miguel SS HOU $8 DH,SS
    RES Litsch, Jesse SP TOR $1 P
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Martinez, Victor C BOS $21 1B,C,DH
    1B Youkilis, Kevin 1B BOS $30 1B,3B,DH
    2B DeRosa, Mark 2B STL $9 2B,3B,DH,OF
    3B Cabrera, Miguel 1B DET $40 1B,3B,DH
    SS Aviles, Mike SS KC $8 2B,DH,SS
    OF Upton, B.J. CF TB $23 DH,OF
    OF Cruz, Nelson R. RF TEX $10 DH,OF
    OF Dye, Jermaine RF CHW $12 DH,OF
    DH Wieters, Matt C BAL $9 C,DH
    DH Posada, Jorge C NYY $7 C,DH
    P Rivera, Mariano RP NYY $10 P
    P Marmol, Carlos RP CHC $5 P
    P Harden, Rich SP CHC $15 P
    P Vazquez, Javier SP ATL $10 P
    P Santana, Ervin SP ANA $15 P
    P Liriano, Francisco SP MIN $24 P
    RES Butler, Billy 1B KC $1 1B,DH
    RES Choo, Shin-Soo RF CLE $4 DH,OF
    RES Soria, Joakim RP KC $5 P
    RES Milledge, Lastings CF PIT $2 DH,OF
    RES Span, Denard RF MIN $1 DH,OF
    RES Furcal, Rafael SS LA $8 DH,SS
    RES Dukes, Elijah RF WAS $1 DH,OF
    RES Cueto, Johnny SP CIN $2 P
    Pos Player Salary Elig
    C Snyder, Chris C ARI $1 C,DH
    1B Berkman, Lance 1B HOU $33 1B,DH
    2B Utley, Chase 2B PHI $45 2B,DH
    3B Gordon, Alex 3B KC $4 3B,DH
    SS Tulowitzki, Troy SS COL $19 DH,SS
    OF Holliday, Matt LF STL $37 DH,OF
    OF Soriano, Alfonso LF CHC $29 DH,OF
    OF Lee, Carlos N. LF HOU $32 DH,OF
    DH Jackson, Conor 1B ARI $4 1B,DH,OF
    DH Ordonez, Magglio RF DET $20 DH,OF
    P Carmona, Fausto SP CLE $2 P
    P Maine, John SP NYM $6 P
    P Scherzer, Max SP ARI $1 P
    P Ryan, B.J. RP CHC $1 P
    P Zambrano, Carlos SP CHC $20 P
    P Buehrle, Mark SP CHW $11 P
    RES Wilson, Brian RP SF $1 P
    RES Baker, Scott SP MIN $1 P
    RES Konerko, Paul 1B CHW $2 1B,DH
    RES Willingham, Josh LF WAS $1 DH,OF
    RES Sonnanstine, Andy SP TB $1 P
    RES Young, Delmon LF MIN $1 DH,OF
    RES Blalock, Hank 1B TEX $2 1B,3B,DH

  87. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: Looks like some poeple spend way too much on catchers. While others punt them. People really seem to like their bench hitters too.

  88. chiasports says:

    oh ya we have 1 of each then 3 outfielders and 2 dh hitters who can be anyone..6 pitchers who can be sp or rp

    ya i was one of them…martin at 26$ he was killing me

    i like 26 Miguel Montero, C what would u pay for him

    weiters if not kept was 9$ last year

  89. Hoodlumman says:

    Grey, where’s your grade-A analysis in spreadsheet format? A fantasy nerd’s gotta have his sheets…

  90. Yaaay says:

    100th on the 100 list, woooooo

  91. Hollidon't? says:

    Clearly Matt Holliday ripped it up at Busch and will be in a peach position this year.

    But don’t his career Home/Road (Coors/not Coors) splits spook you a little bit?

    Comparing Jason Bay and Holliday’s career road results makes it hard to rank Holliday 3 rounds ahead of Bay.


  92. chiasports says:

    hey grey under the rules i talked about…..


    what everyone else costs is kinda based off him

    he went for $56 last year…think hes gonna let him go and see what itll take to buy him back. scored 705 points last year….fielder 580…tex 550…braun 540.. then like 8 guys between 520-500

    voting this year on getting rid of minus 1 for strikeouts…either 0 or down to just a half point. so im saying if it goes through then all the others would close in on him because they strikeout more than pujos

  93. Grey

    Grey says:

    @Hollidon’t?: Holliday doesn’t worry me. He’s a 25 homer, .310 hitter with good Runs and RBIs and decent steals.

    @chiasports: He’s worth $50+. I wouldn’t pay more than $40 for him.

  94. 10 team league,I have the 5th draft pick,planning on Braun. Keeper league which allows 3 keepers.Need to choose from the following:

    Kershaw Cost 8th round pick
    Verlander Cost 11th round
    Longoria Cost 13th round
    Pedroia Cost 15th round
    Hanson Cost 18th round

    Plan on keeping Longoria and Hanson, not sure who should be the third keeper

  95. Schultzie says:


    You gave yourself a great suggestion for the post I’d most like to see before my draft.

    You wrote, “If I were to only talk about the guys I would actually own, this top 100 may only be 20 guys long.”

    Any chance you’ll take a fresh look at the top 100, and tell us who the 20 or so players are that you’d be targeting above the rest? I agree with your take on rankings… what’s really important, is identifying the players you like best, then playing out the draft to fill your team with those guys (which can be done fairly well by watching ADP values).

  96. chiasports says:

    hey grey which of the ranking lists are updated…any updates coming soon?looks like tier rankings dont match the top 100 300 etc?

  97. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: Tiers sheet aren’t done by me. Top 300 and 100 is up to date.

    EDIT: Word

  98. chiasports says:

    ok saw that auction points list 12 team thing that looks wierd? probably not suited for my scoring rules?

    being im in auction on a 12 man h2h team ….should i just draft more to those rankings?

    that thing had wright ahead of arod..lol 32$ to arods 28? etc

  99. chiasports says:

    should i just draft more to those rankings? i meant the top 100 and 300

  100. chiasports says:

    i wish you did a aution list!!

  101. chiasports says:

    auction price had tex at 58th? messed up no? lol

    56 Mark Teixeira 1B 1B 1.72 $19

  102. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: The auction or these rankings, whichever you feel more comfortable with.

  103. chiasports says:

    thanks grey…seems the top 300 spreadsheet gets updated pretty good!
    i printed that for draft. ive decided im getting fielder for sure….think hell be better value than pujos who i know should go 56-60 with our guys.
    then im also going for my num 1 of braun…these will be my 2 big guys.at 2nd ..cano, zobrist or if there 2 high then stewart who you also like :o} 3rd… chone, michael young, or beckem [damm id hate to to take a sox player..lol CUBS FAN!] ss… elvis,bartlett, cabrera asdrubal, or if these guys have a clue then tejada cheap. then see how my bankroll is going thatll depend on how much i spend on my 2nd of…already got hunter as my 3rd. then all spred the rest to 2 decent dh who can be anyone….then to cheap quality pitching….already have bell and wandy…need 4 more.
    then backups who will all be 1-2$ players at the end….which will be decent with our knuckleheads leaving plenty to chose from..lol.

    so what do you think? add comments please..lol decided to go in with some kind of a plan lol.

  104. chiasports says:

    oh ya thinking weiters,suzuki,montero at catcher ,whatever the better deal …forget mccann im gonna make someone pay too much lol…rather spend my money elsewhere and the other good catchers are gone …hopefully ill get weiters! then hey for MY 2nd OF….. not sure to spend more on …werth…ichiro…ellisbury….or get a deal on cruz…or even better adam jones who will be cheap i bet?

  105. Grey

    Grey says:

    @chiasports: Depends who the cheap pitchers and 2 decent DHs are, but I think it sounds like a plan.

  106. relax with the lol’s please.

  107. chiasports says:

    so much for my plan! they ran prince and braun up to high damm! oh ya pujols went for 61!

    so whatcha think grey?

    1b- butler,2nd-utley,3rdwright,ss-rollins,c-ianetta [got em for a buck]

    OF – werth,hunter,and adam lind


    ok so the pitching suffered due to my spending but i wanted better bats this year!

    the 6 pitchers can be sp or rp…kept a few extra that were a buck each…all from youre top 60

    wandy,weaver,david price,oswalt,neftali feliz,jorge de la rosa,phil hughes,correia

    rp- Papelbon,heath bell,marmol,ardsma

  108. chiasports says:

    oh yea….im worried that ianettas playing time could be an issue so i kept r.martin for backup instead of trading him to my cuz for t helton…both were a buck…or…what would you do? i like helton also

  109. GOB says:

    Props for the little Arrested Development reference. (Don’t know if anyone caught that yet)

  110. Maitland says:

    Is Ibanez and Josh Beckett enough to get back for Granderson?

  111. Maitland says:

    wow, I messed up location on that post pretty solidly.

  112. HotCorner says:

    I’m a diehard Sawx fan…but Papelbon ahead of Brox? Please explain…

  113. OK Kershaw, we’re shooting for two walks the next time out.

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