All-Star Game MVP Crawford is No. 2 Outfielder


Jul 17, 2009

All-Star Game MVP Crawford is No. 2 Outfielder All rankings assume 5×5 format (average, runs, homers, RBIs, steals).

* = check status

First Base
1. Albert Pujols, Cardinals: It's amazing he's not walked more often.
2. Mark Teixeira, Yankees
3. Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
4. Ryan Howard, Phillies: Ridiculous power to opposite field.
5. Prince Fielder, Brewers
6. Justin Morneau, Twins
7. Kevin Youkilis, Red Sox
8. Carlos Pena, Rays
9. Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
10. Joey Votto, Reds: Not even close to his ceiling yet.
11. Lance Berkman, Astros
12. Derrek Lee, Cubs
13. Billy Butler, Royals
14. David Ortiz, Red Sox
15. Jorge Cantu, Marlins
16. James Loney, Dodgers
17. Paul Konerko, White Sox
18. Russell Branyan, Mariners
19. Kendry Morales, Angels
20. *Aubrey Huff, Orioles: Nicked up, and on the trading block.
21. Adam LaRoche, Pirates
22. Jim Thome, White Sox
23. Travis Hafner, Indians
24. Nick Johnson, Nationals: They'll try to move him all summer.
25. Todd Helton, Rockies
26. Lyle Overbay, Blue Jays
27. Nick Swisher, Yankees
28. Mike Jacobs, Royals
29. Ryan Garko, Indians
30. Casey Kotchman, Braves: Why did he block Morales for so long in Anaheim?
31. Jason Giambi, Athletics
32. Travis Ishikawa, Giants
33. *Carlos Delgado, Mets
34. *Conor Jackson, Diamondbacks
35. *Chris Davis, Rangers

Second Base
1. Chase Utley, Phillies
2. Ian Kinsler, Rangers
3. *Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
4. Aaron Hill, Blue Jays: First-half production level is no fluke.
5. Brian Roberts, Orioles
6. Brandon Phillips, Reds
7. Robinson Cano, Yankees
8. Orlando Hudson, Dodgers: The unsung star in LA.
9. Asdrubal Cabrera, Indians
10. Jose Lopez, Mariners: Batting slot should feed counting stats.
11. Alexei Ramirez, White Sox
12. Clint Barmes, Rockies
13. Freddy Sanchez, Pirates
14. Dan Uggla, Marlins: Too many empty swings.
15. Placido Polanco, Tigers
16. Felipe Lopez, Diamondbacks
17. Kazuo Matsui, Astros
18. *Mark DeRosa, Cardinals
19. Casey McGehee, Brewers
20. Howie Kendrick, Angels: Back with the club, but buried at bottom of order.
21. Martin Prado, Braves
22. Alberto Callaspo, Royals
23. Luis Castillo, Mets
24. Willie Bloomquist, Royals
25. Chris Getz, White Sox: A good sleeper idea for 2010.
26. Anderson Hernandez, Nationals
27. Alexei Casilla, Twins
28. David Eckstein, Padres
29. Mark Ellis, Athletics
30. Skip Schumaker, Cardinals
31. Mike Fontenot, Cubs
32. Jamey Carroll, Indians
33. *Craig Counsell, Brewers
34. Nick Punto, Twins
35. Kelly Johnson, Braves
36. *Eric Young, Rockies: Might get a look later in summer.

1. Hanley Ramirez, Marlins
2. Derek Jeter, Yankees
3. Jimmy Rollins, Phillies: Comeback has started, and the park helps.
4. Jason Bartlett, Rays
5. Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
6. Yunel Escobar, Braves
7. *Jose Reyes, Mets
8. Miguel Tejada, Astros
9. Ryan Theriot, Cubs
10. Rafael Furcal, Dodgers
11. Stephen Drew, Diamondbacks: Quietly, a first-half loss player.
12. J.J. Hardy, Brewers
13. Orlando Cabrera, Athletics
14. Jhonny Peralta, Indians
15. Cristian Guzman, Nationals: They're trying to move him; an empty .300.
16. Elvis Andrus, Rangers
17. Edgar Renteria, Giants
18. Jerry Hairston, Reds
19. Brendan Harris, Twins
20. Everth Cabrera, Padres: Outstanding wheels, but will he hit enough to stick?
21. Maicer Izturis, Angels
22. Yuniesky Betancourt, Royals
23. Cesar Izturis, Orioles
24. Brendan Ryan, Cardinals: Batting ninth drains his upside.
25. Erick Aybar, Angels
26. Jack Wilson, Pirates
27. Nick Green, Red Sox
28. Alex Cora, Mets
29. Ramon Santiago, Tigers
30. Adam Everett, Tigers
31. Ronny Cedeno, Mariners

Third Base
1. David Wright, Mets: The speed bump offsets the power drop.
2. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
3. *Evan Longoria, Rays
4. Mark Reynolds, Diamondbacks: A monster year no one saw coming.
5. Ryan Zimmerman, Nationals
6. Chone Figgins, Angels
7. Chipper Jones, Braves
8. Michael Young, Rangers
9. Aramis Ramirez, Cubs
10. Hank Blalock, Rangers
11. *Mike Lowell, Red Sox
12. Casey Blake, Dodgers
13. Scott Rolen, Blue Jays: Sell that average while you can.
14. Kevin Kouzmanoff, Padres: Getting plenty of RBI chances.
15. Melvin Mora, Orioles
16. *Joe Crede, Twins
17. Gordon Beckham, White Sox
18. Edwin Encarnacion, Reds
19. Andy LaRoche, Pirates
20. *Alex Gordon, Royals: Should be back this weekend.
21. Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins
22. Pedro Feliz, Phillies
23. Ian Stewart, Rockies
24. Garrett Atkins, Rockies: He's all but kicked to the curb.
25. Mat Gamel, Brewers
26. *Carlos Guillen, Tigers
27. Mark Teahen, Royals
28. Ty Wigginton, Orioles
29. Bill Hall, Brewers
30. Ryan Roberts, Diamondbacks
31. Willy Aybar, Rays

1. Ryan Braun, Brewers
2. Carl Crawford, Rays
3. B.J. Upton, Rays
4. Curtis Granderson, Tigers
5. Raul Ibanez, Phillies: Returned with a two-homer night.
6. Jason Bay, Red Sox
7. Grady Sizemore, Indians
8. Carlos Lee, Astros
9. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
10. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
11. Manny Ramirez, Dodgers
12. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
13. Nelson Cruz, Rangers: Don't overlook the speed here.
14. Shane Victorino, Phillies
15. Jayson Werth, Phillies
16. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
17. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
18. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians: Sneaky contributor across the board.
19. Matt Holliday, Athletics
20. Nick Markakis, Orioles
21. Adam Lind, Blue Jays
22. *Torii Hunter, Angels
23. Bobby Abreu, Angels
24. Johnny Damon, Yankees
25. Andre Ethier, Dodgers: Does his best work hitting in front of Manny.
26. Nate McLouth, Braves
27. Brad Hawpe, Rockies
28. Alexis Rios, Blue Jays
29. Hunter Pence, Astros
30. Jermaine Dye, White Sox
31. Adam Jones, Orioles: He's not even close to his full potential yet.
32. *Carlos Beltran, Mets
33. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays
34. Ryan Ludwick, Cardinals: Can he clean up if Pujols starts a walk-a-thon?
35. Ben Zobrist, Rays
36. Juan Rivera, Angels
37. Michael Bourn, Astros
38. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs: Balky knee may have stopped running game.
39. Denard Span, Twins
40. Corey Hart, Brewers
41. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
42. *Carlos Quentin, White Sox
43. Adam Dunn, Nationals: He's a carnival in left field.
44. Mike Cameron, Brewers
45. Nyjer Morgan, Nationals
46. Michael Cuddyer, Twins
47. Colby Rasmus, Cardinals
48. Jose Guillen, Royals
49. Dexter Fowler, Rockies
50. *Jay Bruce, Reds
51. Luke Scott, Orioles
52. J.D. Drew, Red Sox
53. Garrett Jones, Pirates: Late bloomer has power and surprising speed.
54. Hideki Matsui, Yankees
55. Aaron Rowand, Giants
56. Scott Hairston, Athletics
57. Jeremy Hermida, Marlins
58. Marcus Thames, Tigers
59. Jack Cust, Athletics
60. Kosuke Fukudome, Cubs
61. Cody Ross, Marlins
62. Willy Taveras, Reds
63. *Vladimir Guerrero, Angels
64. Jason Kubel, Twins: If only his knees didn't hate him.
65. Randy Winn, Giants
66. Milton Bradley, Cubs
67. Scott Podsednik, White Sox
68. Franklin Gutierrez, Mariners
69. Chris Young, Diamondbacks
70. Brett Gardner, Yankees
71. Marlon Byrd, Rangers
72. Nate Schierholtz, Giants
73. Garret Anderson, Braves
74. Jeff Francoeur, Mets: His batting approach still needs a full rebuild.
75. Pat Burrell, Rays
76. David DeJesus, Royals
77. David Murphy, Rangers
78. Chris Dickerson, Reds
79. Delmon Young, Twins
80. Magglio Ordonez, Tigers: On the short side of a platoon, power is MIA.
81. Ryan Church, Braves
82. Danny Murphy, Mets
83. Rick Ankiel, Cardinals
84. Seth Smith, Rockies
85. *Lastings Milledge, Pirates: Should get a chance over final two months.
86. Clete Thomas, Tigers
87. Chase Headley, Padres
88. Andruw Jones, Rangers
89. Matt Diaz, Braves
90. Gary Sheffield, Mets
91. John Bowker, Giants
92. Ben Francisco, Indians
93. Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks
94. Jonny Gomes, Reds: An AL player stuck in the field.
95. Josh Willingham, Nationals
96. Laynce Nix, Reds
97. Fernando Tatis, Mets
98. Elijah Dukes, Nationals
99. Rajai Davis, Athletics
100. Ryan Spilborghs, Rockies
101. Juan Pierre, Dodgers
102. Chris Duncan, Cardinals
103. Tony Gwynn, Padres
104. Kyle Blanks, Padres: So far, he's shooting blanks.
105. Brandon Moss, Pirates
106. Wladimir Balentien, Mariners
107. Ryan Langerhans, Mariners
108. Willie Harris, Nationals
109. *Cameron Maybin, Marlins
110. Fred Lewis, Giants
111. *Brian Giles, Padres: Job probably won't be there when he returns.

1. Joe Mauer, Twins
2. Victor Martinez, Indians
3. Brian McCann, Braves
4. Pablo Sandoval, Giants: Swings at everything, sure, but line drives result.
5. Brandon Inge, Tigers
6. Matt Wieters, Orioles
7. Jorge Posada, Yankees
8. Benjie Molina, Giants
9. Mike Napoli, Angels
10. A.J. Pierzynski, White Sox
11. *Geovany Soto, Cubs
12. Chris Iannetta, Rockies
13. Ryan Doumit, Pirates: He's returned but looked rusty in early ABs.
14. Russell Martin, Dodgers
15. Yadier Molina, Cardinals: Not a lot of power but useful as your second guy.
16. Kurt Suzuki, Athletics
17. Miguel Olivo, Royals
18. Rod Barajas, Blue Jays
19. Ramon Hernandez, Reds
20. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Rangers: What happened to the Salty we saw in Atlanta?
21. John Baker, Marlins
22. Ivan Rodriguez, Astros
23. Kelly Shoppach, Indians
24. Miguel Montero, Diamondbacks
25. Omir Santos, Mets
26. Ryan Hanigan, Reds
NOTE: He's buried, and it's not right.
27. Jason Jaramillo, Pirates
28. Carlos Ruiz, Phillies
29. Jason Varitek, Red Sox
30. *Chris Snyder, Diamondbacks
31. Kenji Johjima, Mariners
32. Dioner Navarro, Rays
33. Josh Bard, Nationals
34. Gerald Laird, Tigers

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