TMS Fantasy Baseball Rankings 2009

It's that time of year again. Time to start putting together your cheat sheets for a new season of fantasy baseball. Here are my position by position rankings for 2009. Position eligibility is determined by the guidelines set by Yahoo Fantasy Baseball (5 games started or 10 games played for hitters, 3 starts for starting pitchers and 5 relief appearances for relief pitchers) unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to discuss in the comments.

UPDATED 3/27/09

CATCHER

RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Brian McCann, ATL
16.
Dioner Navarro, TB
2. Russell Martin, LAD
17.
Chris Snyder, ARI
3. Joe Mauer, MIN
18.
Jeff Clement, SEA
4. Geovany Soto, CHC
19.
Yadier Molina, STL
5. Victor Martinez, CLE
20.
Kurt Suzuki, OAK
6. Ryan Doumit, PIT
21.
Ivan Rodriguez, HOU
7. Chris Iannetta, COL
22.
Jarrod Saltalamacchia, TEX
8. Bengie Molina, SF
23.
John Baker, FLA
9. Pablo Sandoval, SF
24.
Taylor Teagarden, TEX
10. Jorge Posada, NYY
25.
Brandon Inge, DET
11. Matt Wieters, BAL
26.
Jesus Flores, WAS
12. Mike Napoli, LAA
27.
Gerald Laird, DET
13. Ramon Hernandez, CIN
28.
Jason Varitek, BOS
14. A.J. Pierzynski, CHW
29.
Miguel Olivo, KC
15. Kelly Shoppach, CLE
30.
Rod Barajas, TOR

On the edge of the radar: Kenji Johjima SEA, Nick Hundley SD, Jason Kendall MIL


FIRST BASE
*player only qualifies as DH
RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Albert Pujols, STL
16.
Adam Dunn, WAS
2. Miguel Cabrera, DET
17.
Aubrey Huff, BAL
3. Mark Teixeira, NYY
18.
Carlos Delgado, NYM
4. Ryan Howard, PHI
19.
Victor Martinez, CLE
5. Lance Berkman, HOU
20.
James Loney, LAD
6. Justin Morneau, MIN
21.
Conor Jackson, ARI
7. Prince Fielder, MIL
22.
Jim Thome, CHW*
8. David Ortiz, BOS*
23.
Jorge Cantu, FLA
9. Adrian Gonzalez, SD
24.
Adam LaRoche, PIT
10. Kevin Youkilis, BOS
25.
Jose Lopez, SEA
11. Derrek Lee, CHC
26.
Paul Konerko, CHW
12. Chris Davis, TEX
27.
Carlos Guillen, DET
13. Joey Votto, CIN
28.
Pablo Sandoval, SF
14. Garrett Atkins, COL
29.
Jason Giambi, OAK
15. Carlos Pena, TB
30.
Mike Jacobs, KC

On the edge of the radar: Hank Blalock TEX, Nick Swisher NYY, Todd Helton COL, Casey Blake LAD


SECOND BASE

RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Chase Utley, PHI
16.
Rickie Weeks, MIL
2. Ian Kinsler, TEX
17.
Orlando Hudson, LAD
3. Dustin Pedroia, BOS
18.
Kazuo Matsui, HOU
4. Brandon Phillips, CIN
19.
Felipe Lopez, ARI
5. Brian Roberts, BAL
20.
Freddy Sanchez, PIT
6. Alexei Ramirez, CHW
21.
Akinori Iwamura, TB
7. Dan Uggla, FLA
22.
Aaron Hill, TOR
8. Robinson Cano, NYY
23.
Mark Ellis, OAK
9. Chone Figgins, LAA
24.
Alexi Casilla, MIN
10. Jose Lopez, SEA
25.
Mike Fontenot, CHC
11. Mark DeRosa, CLE
26.
Clint Barmes, COL
12. Howie Kendrick, LAA
27.
Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
13. Kelly Johnson, ATL
28.
Ian Stewart, COL
14. Placido Polanco, DET
29.
Luis Castillo, NYM
15. Mike Aviles, KC
30.
Chris Getz, CHW

On the edge of the radar: Emmanuel Burriss SF, Maicer Izturis LAA, Brendan Harris MIN


THIRD BASE
*projected to start at 3B in 2009
RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. David Wright, NYM
16.
Jorge Cantu, TB
2. Miguel Cabrera, DET
17.
Mark Reynolds, ARI
3. Evan Longoria, TB
18.
Carlos Guillen, DET
4. Alex Rodriguez, NYY
19.
Edwin Encarnacion, CIN
5. Aramis Ramirez, CHC
20.
Mark DeRosa, CLE
6. Kevin Youkilis, BOS
21.
Pablo Sandoval, SF
7. Chipper Jones, ATL
22.
Melvin Mora, BAL
8. Chris Davis, TEX
23.
Kevin Kouzmanoff, SD
9. Garrett Atkins, COL
24.
Mike Lowell, BOS
10. Aubrey Huff, BAL
25.
Hank Blalock, TEX
11. Ryan Zimmerman, WAS
26.
Casey Blake, LAD
12. Chone Figgins, LAA
27.
Felipe Lopez, ARI
13. Michael Young, TEX*
28.
Jed Lowrie, BOS
14. Adrian Beltre, SEA
29.
Troy Glaus, STL
15. Alex Gordon, KC
30.
Ian Stewart, COL

On the edge of the radar: Ty Wigginton BAL, Joe Crede MIN


SHORTSTOP

RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Hanley Ramirez, FLA
16.
Ryan Theriot, CHC
2. Jose Reyes, NYM
17.
Felipe Lopez, ARI
3. Jimmy Rollins, PHI
18.
Edgar Renteria, SF
4. Alexei Ramirez, CHW
19.
Cristian Guzman, WAS
5. Derek Jeter, NYY
20.
Jason Bartlett, TB
6. Stephen Drew, ARI
21.
Khalil Greene, STL
7. Troy Tulowitzki, COL
22.
Jed Lowrie, BOS
8. Rafael Furcal, LAD
23.
Yuniesky Betancourt, SEA
9. Michael Young, TEX
24.
Clint Barmes, COL
10. J.J. Hardy, MIL
25.
Elvis Andrus, TEX
11. Jhonny Peralta, CLE
26.
Erick Aybar, LAA
12. Miguel Tejada, HOU
27.
Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
13. Mike Aviles, KC
28.
Brandon Wood, LAA
14. Orlando Cabrera, OAK
29.
Cesar Izturis, BAL
15. Yunel Escobar, ATL
30.
Maicer Izturis, LAA

On the edge of the radar: Emmanuel Burriss SF, Brendan Harris MIN, Nomar Garciaparra OAK


OUTFIELD


RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Grady Sizemore, CLE
31.
Torii Hunter, LAA
2. Ryan Braun, MIL
32.
Johnny Damon, NYY
3. Josh Hamilton, TEX
33.
Raul Ibanez, PHI
4. Alfonso Soriano, CHC
34.
Vernon Wells, TOR
5. Carlos Beltran, NYM
35.
Andre Ethier, LAD
6. Matt Holliday, COL
36.
Brad Hawpe, COL
7. Carlos Lee, HOU
37.
Chris Young, ARI
8. B.J. Upton, TB
38.
Lastings Milledge, WAS
9. Manny Ramirez, LAD
39.
Jayson Werth, PHI
10. Carl Crawford, TB
40.
Milton Bradley, CHC
11. Nick Markakis, BAL
41.
Conor Jackson, ARI
12. Jason Bay, BOS
42.
Pat Burrell, TB
13. Ichiro Suzuki, SEA
43.
Justin Upton, ARI
14. Carlos Quentin, CHW
44.
Xavier Nady, NYY
15. Alex Rios, TOR
45.
Rick Ankiel, STL
16. Matt Kemp, LAD
46.
Nelson Cruz, TEX
17. Vladimir Guerrero, LAA
47.
Delmon Young, MIN
18. Curtis Granderson, DET
48.
Mark DeRosa, CLE
19. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS
49.
Adam Jones, BAL
20. Nate McLouth, PIT
50.
Carlos Guillen, DET
21. Shane Victorino, PHI
51.
Coco Crisp, KC
22. Magglio Ordonez, DET
52.
Elijah Dukes, WAS
23. Corey Hart, MIL
53.
Cameron Maybin, FLA
24. Bobby Abrey, LAA
54.
Hideki Matsui, NYY
25. Alexei Ramirez, CHW
55.
Willy Taveras, CIN
26. Hunter Pence, HOU
56.
Adam Lind, TOR
27. Jay Bruce, CIN
57.
Carlos Gomez, MIN
28. Adam Dunn, WAS
58.
Mike Cameron, MIL
29. Ryan Ludwick, STL
59.
David DeJesus, KC
30. Jermaine Dye, CHW
60.
Shin-Soo Choo, CLE

On the edge of the radar: Denard Span MIN, J.D. Drew BOS, Fred Lewis SF, Eric Byrnes ARI, Jeff Francoeur ATL, Nick Swisher NYY, Randy Winn SF, Jason Kubel MIN


STARTING PITCHER


RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Johan Santana, NYM
31.
Yovani Gallardo, MIL
2. Tim Lincecum, SF
32.
Ryan Dempster, CHC
3. CC Sabathia, NYY
33.
Carlos Zambrano, CHC
4. Roy Halladay, TOR
34.
Matt Garza, TB
5. Brandon Webb, ARI
35.
Derek Lowe, ATL
6. Jake Peavy, SD
36.
Aaron Harang, CIN
7. Dan Haren, ARI
37.
Brett Myers, PHI
8. Cole Hamels, PHI
38.
Ted Lilly, CHC
9. Roy Oswalt, HOU
39.
John Danks, CHW
10. John Lackey, LAA
40.
Josh Johnson, FLA
11. Josh Beckett, BOS
41.
Kevin Slowey, MIN
12. Cliff Lee, CLE
42.
Max Scherzer, ARI
13. James Shields, TB
43.
Erik Bedard, SEA
14. Chad Billingsley, LAD
44.
Scott Baker, MIN
15. Felix Hernandez, SEA
45.
Jered Weaver, LAA
16. Francisco Liriano, MIN
46.
Gil Meche, KC
17. Scott Kazmir, TB
47.
Brandon Morrow, SEA
18. Daisuke Matsuzaka, BOS
48.
Chien-Ming Wang, NYY
19. Zack Greinke, KC
49.
Chris Young, SD
20. Edinson Volquez, CIN
50.
David Price, TB
21. Jon Lester, BOS
51.
Randy Johnson, SF
22. A.J. Burnett, NYY
52.
Mark Buerhle, CHW
23. Javier Vazquez, ATL
53.
Ubaldo Jimenez, COL
24. Ervin Santana, LAA
54.
Clayton Kershaw, LAD
25. Adam Wainwright, STL
55.
Jair Jurrjens, ATL
26. Ricky Nolasco, FLA
56.
Mike Pelfrey, NYM
27. Rich Harden, CHC
57.
Fausto Carmona, CLE
28. Joba Chamberlain, NYY
58.
Johnny Cueto, CIN
29. Justin Verlander, DET
59.
Gavin Floyd, CHW
30. Matt Cain, SF
60.
Chris Carpenter, STL

On the edge of the radar: Justin Duchscherer OAK, John Maine NYM, Hiroki Kuroda LAD, Wandy Rodriguez HOU, Joe Saunders LAA, Oliver Perez NYM, Andy Sonnastine TB, Bronson Arroyo CIN, Manny Parra MIL


RELIEF PITCHER


RK PLAYER, TEAMRK
PLAYER, TEAM
1. Jonathan Papelbon, BOS
21.
Trevor Hoffman, MIL
2. Joe Nathan, MIN
22.
Joey Devine, OAK
3. Mariano Rivera, NYY
23.
Joel Hanrahan, WAS
4. Francisco Rodriguez, NYM
24.
Matt Lindstrom, FLA
5. Brad Lidge, PHI
25.
Jason Motte, STL
6. Joakim Soria, KC
26.
Brad Ziegler, OAK
7. Jose Valverde, HOU
27.
Huston Street, COL
8. Brian Fuentes, LAA
28.
George Sherrill, BAL
9. Jonathan Broxton, LAD
29.
Manuel Corpas, COL
10. B.J. Ryan, TOR
30.
Brandon Lyon, DET
11. Bobby Jenks, CHW
31.
Troy Percival, TB
12. Kerry Wood, CLE
32.
Kevin Gregg, CHC
13. Francisco Cordero, CIN
33.
Chris Ray, BAL
14. Matt Capps, PIT
34.
Dan Wheeler, TB
15. Carlos Marmol, CHC
35.
Chris Perez, STL
16. Brian Wilson, SF
36.
Hong-Chih Kuo, LAD
17. Mike Gonzalez, ATL
37.
Grant Balfour, TB
18. Heath Bell, SD
38.
J.J. Putz, NYM
19. Chad Qualls, ARI
39.
Jose Arredondo, LAA
20. Frank Francisco, TEX
40.
Fernando Rodney, DET

On the edge of the radar: Ryan Franklin STL, Jon Rauch ARI, Miguel Batista SEA, Tyler Walker SEA, Joel Zumaya DET

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