Albert Pujols Caps Off Another Impressive Fantasy Year The fantasy baseball world had its fair share of sleepers and keepers with big names like Albert Pujols, Alex Rodriguez, Hanley Ramirez and Joe Mauer having incredible years as expected.

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First Base
1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2. Mark Teixeira, Yankees: He was worth the dough.
3. Ryan Howard, Phillies: Not perfect but the stats are there.
4. Prince Fielder, Brewers
5. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
6. Justin Morneau, Twins
7. Adrian Gonzalez, Padres: Could be moved in offseason.
8. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
9. Carlos Pena, Rays
10. Derrek Lee, Cubs
11. Joey Votto, Reds
12. Kendry Morales, Angels: Finally liberated and voila, a star.
13. Lance Berkman, Astros
14. Jorge Cantu, Marlins
15. Billy Butler, Royals: Rope machine in second half.
16. James Loney, Dodgers: Power might come in 2010.
17. Paul Konerko, White Sox
18. David Ortiz, Red Sox
19. Nick Swisher, Yankees
20. Russell Branyan, Mariners
21. Lyle Overbay, Blue Jays
22. Adam LaRoche, Braves
23. Aubrey Huff, Tigers: Didn't hit a lick in Detroit.
24. Nick Johnson, Marlins
25. Ryan Garko, Giants
26. Travis Hafner, Indians
27. Todd Helton, Rockies
28. Mike Jacobs, Royals
29. Randy Ruiz, Blue Jays

Second Base
1. Chase Utley, Phillies
2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3. Ian Kinsler, Rangers
4. Aaron Hill, Blue Jays: Breakthrough year was legit all the way.
5. Brandon Phillips, Reds: Similar to Kinsler, costs less.
6. Brian Roberts, Orioles
7. Robinson Cano, Yankees
8. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
9. Jose Lopez, Mariners
10. Rickie Weeks, Brewers
11. Howie Kendrick, Angels
12. Dan Uggla, Marlins: Needs a chance of scenery.
13. Placido Polanco, Tigers
14. Felipe Lopez, Brewers
15. Clint Barmes, Rockies
16. Freddy Sanchez, Giants
17. Kazuo Matsui, Astros
18. Martin Prado, Braves
19. Chris Getz, White Sox: Speed sleeper if he can stay healthy.
20. Casey McGehee, Brewers
21. Eric Young, Rockies
22. Mark Ellis, Athletics
23. Orlando Hudson, Dodgers: On the outs in LA?
24. Luis Castillo, Mets
25. Willie Bloomquist, Royals
26. Alberto Callaspo, Royals
27. Delwyn Young, Pirates

Shortstop
1. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
2. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
3. Derek Jeter, Yankees
4. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: The MVP of the mad turnaround.
5. Jose Reyes, Mets: Check back after the rehab.
6. Jason Bartlett, Rays
7. Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
8. Yunel Escobar, Braves
9. Ryan Theriot, Cubs
10. Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks: You're still betting on the come.
11. Elvis Andrus, Rangers: Should be a monster profit guy in 2010.
12. Orlando Cabrera, Twins
13. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
14. Everth Cabrera, Padres: Has the eye and speed for leadoff slot.
15. Miguel Tejada, Astros
16. Jhonny Peralta, Indians
17. Cristian Guzman, Nationals
18. Alcides Escobar, Brewers
19. Erick Aybar, Angels
20. Julio Lugo, Cardinals
21. Edgar Renteria, Giants: Veteran spending at its worst.
22. Ian Desmond, Nationals
23. Maicer Izturis, Angels
24. Yuniesky Betancourt, Royals

Third Base
1. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
2. David Wright, Mets
3. Evan Longoria, Rays
4. Mark Reynolds, Diamondbacks: Heavy strikeouts, who cares?
5. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals: MVP sleeper in a different city.
6. Chone Figgins, Angels
7. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs
8. Michael Young, Rangers
9. Gordon Beckham, White Sox: A star right out of the box.
10. Chipper Jones, Braves: Likely his last season.
11. Casey Blake, Dodgers
12. Alex Gordon, Royals: Post-hype guy to bet on.
13. Ian Stewart, Rockies
14. Brandon Inge, Tigers
15. Mike Lowell, Red Sox
16. Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres
17. Mark DeRosa, Cardinals
18. Scott Rolen, Reds
19. Hank Blalock, Rangers: Part-timer at the end of 2009.
20. Andy LaRoche, Pirates
21. Ryan Roberts, Diamondbacks
22. Melvin Mora, Orioles
23. Mark Teahen, Royals
24. Pedro Feliz, Phillies

Outfield
1. Ryan Braun, Brewers
2. Carl Crawford, Rays
3. Matt Holliday, Cardinals
4. Matt Kemp, Dodgers: Finally liberated in the lineup.
5. Grady Sizemore, Indians
6. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
7. Carlos Lee, Astros
8. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
9. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks: Finally, the Upton you want.
10. Raul Ibanez, Phillies
11. Curtis Granderson, Tigers
12. Nelson Cruz, Rangers
13. Manny Ramirez, Dodgers: Bat speed no longer elite.
14. Shane Victorino, Phillies: A sneaky contributor you win with.
15. Jason Bay, Red Sox
16. Andre Ethier, Dodgers
17. Jayson Werth, Phillies
18. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
19. Adam Lind, Blue Jays
20. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
21. Hunter Pence, Astros
22. Torii Hunter, Angels
23. Johnny Damon, Yankees
24. Nick Markakis, Orioles
25. B.J. Upton, Rays
26. Adam Jones, Orioles: Please, go get him.
27. Bobby Abreu, Angels
28. Brad Hawpe, Rockies
29. Carlos Quentin, White Sox
30. Jason Kubel, Twins
31. Ben Zobrist, Rays
32. Michael Bourn, Astros
33. Nate McLouth, Braves: Not a star, but 3-4 categories.
34. Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals
35. Franklin Gutierrez, Mariners: AL's most underrated player.
36. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
37. Jay Bruce, Reds
38. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs: Was hurt most of 2008 season.
39. Nyjer Morgan, Nationals: Waiver-wire gold, will keep leadoff slot.
40. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays
41. Adam Dunn, Nationals
42. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels
43. Alexis Rios, White Sox
44. Michael Cuddyer, Twins
45. Denard Span, Twins
46. Dexter Fowler, Rockies: Just scratching the surface.
47. Garrett Jones, Pirates
48. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
49. Corey Hart, Brewers
50. Rajai Davis, Athletics: Will they give him a 2010 starting spot?
51. Chris Coghlan, Marlins: Offense took off when he got hot.
52. Juan Rivera, Angels
53. Jack Cust, Athletics
54. Hideki Matsui, Yankees
55. Cameron Maybin, Marlins
56. Mike Cameron, Brewers
57. Lastings Milledge, Pirates
58. Jose Guillen, Royals
59. Jermaine Dye, White Sox
60. Julio Borbon, Rangers: Kenny Lofton 2.0?
61. Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs
62. Michael Brantley, Indians: Might be ready for a full-time gig.
63. Jeff Francoeur, Mets
64. Willy Taveras, Reds
65. Coco Crisp, Royals
66. Josh Willingham, Nationals
67. Cody Ross, Marlins: Cheap power has its place.
68. Jonny Gomes, Reds
69. Colby Rasmus, Cardinals
70. Marlon Byrd, Rangers
71. Pat Burrell, Rays: Is he really good enough to start?
72. Carlos Guillen, Tigers
73. Seth Smith, Rockies
74. Scott Hairston, Athletics
75. Aaron Rowand, Giants
76. Chase Headley, Padres
77. Kyle Blanks, Padres: Power is real, but in the wrong park.
78. Carlos Gomez, Twins
79. Delmon Young, Twins
80. Garret Anderson, Braves
81. Xavier Nady, Yankees
82. Luke Scott, Orioles
83. J.D. Drew, Red Sox
84. Randy Winn, Giants: Won't be back in San Fran.
85. Milton Bradley, Cubs
86. Magglio Ordonez, Tigers: Tigers got caught with bad contract.
87. Danny Murphy, Mets
88. Matt Diaz, Braves
89. Ryan Church, Braves
90. Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks
91. Willie Harris, Nationals

Catcher
1. Joe Mauer, Twins: The AL's best player, by far.
2. Brian McCann, Braves
3. Victor Martinez, Red Sox
4. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: He's a hacker but so what?
5. Matt Wieters, Orioles: Showed potential greatness down stretch.
6. Jorge Posada, Yankees
7. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks
8. A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox
9. Mike Napoli, Angels
10. Benjie Molina, Giants
11. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: Secret weapon in St. Louis.
12. Ryan Doumit, Pirates
13. Geovany Soto, Cubs
14. Kurt Suzuki, Athletics
15. Russell Martin, Dodgers: Will the power ever return?
16. Miguel Olivo, Royals
17. Chris Iannetta, Rockies: Watch him closely all spring.
18. John Baker, Marlins
19. Yorvit Torrealba, Rockies
20. Kelly Shoppach, Indians
21. Kenji Johjima, Mariners
22. Rod Barajas, Blue Jays
23. Ivan Rodriguez, Rangers
24. Jeff Clement, Pirates
25. Gregg Zaun, Rays
26. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rangers
27. Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
28. Gerald Laird, Tigers
29. Jason Varitek, Red Sox: It's painful to watch him bat now.