Deadline Deals Likely to Alter Fantasy Rankings


Jul 30, 2009

Deadline Deals Likely to Alter Fantasy Rankings All rankings assume 5×5 format (average, runs, homers, RBIs, steals).

* = check status

First Base
1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals
2. Mark Teixeira, Yankees: At the bat and in the field, worth the dough.
3. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
4. Justin Morneau, Twins
5. Ryan Howard, Phillies: No one hits them longer, or higher.
6. Prince Fielder, Brewers
7. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
8. *Adrian Gonzalez, Padres: Will Friars get offered enough to move him?
9. Joey Votto, Reds
10. Carlos Pena, Rays: Pressing a bit, dropped in the order.
11. *Derrek Lee, Cubs
12. *Lance Berkman, Astros
13. Billy Butler, Royals
14. David Ortiz, Red Sox: Say it aint' so, Papi.
15. Jorge Cantu, Marlins
16. Paul Konerko, White Sox
17. James Loney, Dodgers
18. Russell Branyan, Mariners: Unsung part of Seattle's surprise year.
19. Kendry Morales, Angels
20. Aubrey Huff, Orioles
21. *Jim Thome, White Sox
22. Travis Hafner, Indians
23. Todd Helton, Rockies
24. Nick Swisher, Yankees
25. Casey Kotchman, Braves
26. Lyle Overbay, Blue Jays
27. Ryan Garko, Giants
28. Mike Jacobs, Royals
29. Andy Marte, Indians
30. *Nick Johnson, Nationals: Might be dealt out of a job.
31. *Jason Giambi, Athletics
32. Adam LaRoche, Red Sox: Won't be an everyday guy in Boston.
33. *Chris Davis, Rangers
34. *Carlos Delgado, Mets
35. *Conor Jackson, Diamondbacks
36. Travis Ishikawa, Giants

Second Base
1. Chase Utley, Phillies
2. Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
3. *Ian Kinsler, Rangers: Nicked up, and getting undisciplined at the plate.
4. Aaron Hill, Blue Jays
5. Brian Roberts, Orioles
6. Brandon Phillips, Reds
7. Robinson Cano, Yankees
8. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
9. Jose Lopez, Mariners
10. Orlando Hudson, Dodgers
11. Clint Barmes, Rockies: Steady season keeps Eric Young at bay.
12. Dan Uggla, Marlins
13. Freddy Sanchez, Giants
14. Placido Polanco, Tigers
15. Howie Kendrick, Angels: Line drives returned after the break.
16. Felipe Lopez, Brewers
17. Martin Prado, Braves
18. Kazuo Matsui, Astros
19. Alberto Callaspo, Royals
20. Willie Bloomquist, Royals
21. Chris Getz, White Sox: Get him on your 2010 sleeper list.
22. Casey McGehee, Brewers
23. Luis Castillo, Mets
24. Mark Ellis, Athletics
25. Jamey Carroll, Indians
26. Anderson Hernandez, Nationals
27. Delwyn Young, Pirates: Handy jack-of-all-trades player, needed in Pittsburgh.
28. Skip Schumaker, Cardinals
29. Kelly Johnson, Braves
30. Alexei Casilla, Twins
31. Nick Punto, Twins
32. Mike Fontenot, Cubs
33. *Craig Counsell, Brewers
34. *David Eckstein, Padres
35. *Eric Young, Rockies

1. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
2. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
3. Derek Jeter, Yankees
4. Jason Bartlett, Rays
5. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies: Average isn't there, but he's filling the other categories.
6. Yunel Escobar, Braves
7. *Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
8. *Jose Reyes, Mets: The wait continues for the mystery man.
9. Ryan Theriot, Cubs
10. Miguel Tejada, Astros
11. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
12. Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks
13. Jhonny Peralta, Indians
14. J.J. Hardy, Brewers
15. Orlando Cabrera, Athletics
16. Julio Lugo, Cardinals: A change of scenery at the perfect time.
17. Cristian Guzman, Nationals
18. Elvis Andrus, Rangers
19. Everth Cabrera, Padres: When he wants a bag, he takes it.
20. Edgar Renteria, Giants: One of many mistakes by this administration.
21. Jerry Hairston, Reds
22. Yuniesky Betancourt, Royals
23. Maicer Izturis, Angels
24. Cesar Izturis, Orioles
25. Brendan Harris, Twins
26. Brendan Ryan, Cardinals
27. Erick Aybar, Angels
28. Jack Wilson, Mariners: At least he's an upgrade over Ronny Cedeno.
29. Nick Green, Red Sox
30. Alex Cora, Mets
31. Ramon Santiago, Tigers
32. Adam Everett, Tigers

Third Base
1. Evan Longoria, Rays
2. David Wright, Mets
3. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
4. Mark Reynolds, Diamondbacks: Forget the whiffs, the power/speed combo is gold.
5. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
6. Chone Figgins, Angels
7. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs: He's been smoking over the last week (14-29, four homers).
8. Chipper Jones, Braves: He's ironed out some mechanical flaws in swing.
9. Michael Young, Rangers
10. Mike Lowell, Red Sox
11. Hank Blalock, Rangers
12. Mark DeRosa, Cardinals: Recent power shows wrist is healthy.
13. Casey Blake, Dodgers
14. Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres
15. *Scott Rolen, Blue Jays: He'll be in trade talks right up to deadline.
16. Edwin Encarnacion, Reds
17. Melvin Mora, Orioles
18. Gordon Beckham, White Sox
19. *Joe Crede, Twins
20. Alex Gordon, Royals
21. Andy LaRoche, Pirates
22. Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins
23. Pedro Feliz, Phillies
24. Mark Teahen, Royals
25. Ian Stewart, Rockies: Presence of Atkins blocks his regular PT.
26. Ryan Roberts, Diamondbacks
27. Ty Wigginton, Orioles
28. Garrett Atkins, Rockies
29. Willy Aybar, Rays
30. Bill Hall, Brewers
31. *Mat Gamel, Brewers

1. Ryan Braun, Brewers
2. Carl Crawford, Rays: Don't be surprised if he's traded this winter.
3. B.J. Upton, Rays
4. Curtis Granderson, Tigers: Forget the average, the rest of the package is great.
5. Raul Ibanez, Phillies
6. Grady Sizemore, Indians
7. Jason Bay, Red Sox
8. Carlos Lee, Astros
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox: When he's healthy, he torments opposing catchers.
10. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
11. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
12. Manny Ramirez, Dodgers
13. Nelson Cruz, Rangers
14. Matt Holliday, Cardinals: Even with Boras ties, there's a decent chance he signs here.
15. *Shane Victorino, Phillies
16. Jayson Werth, Phillies
17. Nick Markakis, Orioles: A tinkerer at the plate, perhaps to a fault sometimes.
18. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
19. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
20. Bobby Abreu, Angels
21. Adam Lind, Blue Jays
22. Johnny Damon, Yankees
23. Andre Ethier, Dodgers
24. Adam Jones, Orioles: As fluid as it gets.
25. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
26. *Torii Hunter, Angels
27. Jermaine Dye, White Sox
28. Ben Zobrist, Rays
29. Nate McLouth, Braves
30. Hunter Pence, Astros
31. Alex Rios, Blue Jays: Jays would love to dump his contract.
32. Brad Hawpe, Rockies
33. *Carlos Beltran, Mets
34. Juan Rivera, Angels
35. Michael Bourn, Astros
36. Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals
37. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
38. *Carlos Quentin, White Sox: Foot might be a problem all summer.
39. Nyjer Morgan, Nationals: Late bloomer is an ace on bases and in center.
40. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays
41. Corey Hart, Brewers
42. Adam Dunn, Nationals: At least his fielding can't hurt you.
43. Franklin Gutierrez, Mariners: Perhaps the AL's most underrated outfielder.
44. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
45. Denard Span, Twins
46. Mike Cameron, Brewers
47. Jason Kubel, Twins
48. Michael Cuddyer, Twins
49. Randy Winn, Giants
50. Colby Rasmus, Cardinals
51. Dexter Fowler, Rockies
52. Scott Podsednik, White Sox: Limited skill set but he's nonetheless helped the Sox.
53. *Milton Bradley, Cubs
54. Luke Scott, Orioles
55. Garrett Jones, Pirates: It's more real than you think; decent Triple-A stats last two years.
56. *Jay Bruce, Reds
57. Josh Willingham, Nationals: Power and versatility, but trade could take away time.
58. Hideki Matsui, Yankees
59. *Carlos Guillen, Tigers
60. J.D. Drew, Red Sox
61. Jack Cust, Athletics
62. Cody Ross, Marlins
63. Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs
64. *Lastings Milledge, Pirates: Returns Friday, score to settle with Nationals.
65. Willy Taveras, Reds
66. Chris Young, Diamondbacks
67. *Vladimir Guerrero, Angels
68. Andruw Jones, Rangers: Has an outside shot at 30 homers.
69. *Scott Hairston, Athletics
70. Marcus Thames, Tigers
71. Marlon Byrd, Rangers
72. *Cameron Maybin, Marlins: Not up yet but a nifty spec play.
73. Garret Anderson, Braves
74. *Aaron Rowand, Giants
75. Nate Schierholtz, Giants
76. Jeff Francoeur, Mets
77. Kyle Blanks, Padres: When he connects, no park can hold him.
78. *Brett Gardner, Yankees
79. Carlos Gomez, Twins: Mad coverage skills keep him on the field.
80. Pat Burrell, Rays
81. *Jose Guillen, Royals
82. Jeremy Hermida, Marlins
83. David DeJesus, Royals
84. Matt Diaz, Braves
85. David Murphy, Rangers
86. Magglio Ordonez, Tigers: Better swings of late, breaking out of platoon.
87. Seth Smith, Rockies: Deserves a regular spot but Tracy is a lineup jockey.
88. Rajai Davis, Athletics
89. Ryan Church, Braves
90. Jonny Gomes, Reds
91. *Gary Sheffield, Mets
92. *Matt LaPorta, Indians: Recall might have to wait until September.
93. Danny Murphy, Mets
94. Clete Thomas, Tigers
95. *Chris Dickerson, Reds
96. Rick Ankiel, Cardinals: He's swinging like he's still hurt.
97. Chase Headley, Padres
98. Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks
99. Laynce Nix, Reds
100. John Bowker, Giants
101. Delmon Young, Twins
102. Fernando Tatis, Mets
103. Ryan Spilborghs, Rockies
104. Juan Pierre, Dodgers
105. Fred Lewis, Giants: Had the job to lose and lost it.
106. Brandon Moss, Pirates
107. Tony Gwynn, Padres
108. Wladimir Balentien, Reds
109. Ben Francisco, Phillies: Value expires here unless someone gets hurt.
110. Ryan Langerhans, Mariners

1. Joe Mauer, Twins: A top five commodity in the majors today.
2. Brian McCann, Braves
3. *Victor Martinez, Indians
4. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: Not fundamentally sound, but he's fun to watch.
5. Matt Wieters, Orioles: Hasn't conquered the world yet, but he will.
6. Jorge Posada, Yankees
7. Mike Napoli, Angels
8. Benjie Molina, Giants
9. A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox
10. *Brandon Inge, Tigers: Knee issue is here to stay, unfortunately.
11. Chris Iannetta, Rockies
12. Ryan Doumit, Pirates
13. *Geovany Soto, Cubs
14. Yadier Molina, Cardinals
15. Russell Martin, Dodgers
16. Kurt Suzuki, Athletics
17. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks: Post-hype sleeper has taken control of job.
18. Miguel Olivo, Royals
19. Rod Barajas, Blue Jays
20. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rangers
21. Ryan Hanigan, Reds: Gets a shot with Hernandez injured.
22. Omir Santos, Mets
23. John Baker, Marlins
24. *Ramon Hernandez, Reds
25. Kelly Shoppach, Indians
26. Ivan Rodriguez, Astros
27. Chris Snyder, Diamondbacks: Just a caddy now with Montero surging.
28. Jason Jaramillo, Pirates
29. Jason Varitek, Red Sox
30. Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
31. Josh Bard, Nationals
32. Dioner Navarro, Rays
33. Kenji Johjima, Mariners
34. *Jeff Clement, Pirates: Might get a first-base audition in September.
35. Gerald Laird, Tigers

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