Wednesday, February 17, 2010

How they'll finish 2010


1. Victor Martinez
2. Joe Mauer
3. Brian McCann
4. Geovany Soto
5. Russell Martin
6. Matt Wieters
7. Jorge Posada
8. Ryan Doumit
9. Miguel Montero
10. Mike Napoli
11. Kurt Suzuki
12. Bengie Molina
13. A.J. Pierzynski
14. John Baker
15. Ramon Hernandez
Next two: 16. Chris Iannetta and 17. Yadier Molina

First base

1. Albert Pujols
2. Prince Fielder
3. Mark Teixeira
4. Ryan Howard
5. Joey Votto
6. Miguel Cabrera
7. Kevin Youkilis
8. Lance Berkman
9. Justin Morneau
10. Adrian Gonzalez
11. Kendry Morales
12. Derrek Lee
13. Mark Reynolds
14. Pablo Sandoval
15. Victor Martinez
Next three: 16. Billy Butler, 17. Adam Dunn and 18. James Loney

Second base

1. Chase Utley
2. Ian Kinsler
3. Dustin Pedroia
4. Brandon Phillips
5. Brian Roberts
6. Robinson Cano
7. Aaron Hill
8. Jose Lopez
9. Howie Kendrick
10. Ben Zobrist
11. Asdrubal Cabrera
12. Dan Uggla
13. Placido Polanco
14. Rickie Weeks
15. Ian Stewart
Next two: 16. Clint Barmes and 17. Orlando Hudson

Third base

1. Alex Rodriguez
2. Evan Longoria
3. David Wright
4. Kevin Youkilis
5. Ryan Zimmerman
6. Chone Figgins
7. Aramis Ramirez
8. Mark Reynolds
9. Pablo Sandoval
10. Jorge Cantu
11. Chipper Jones
12. Michael Young
13. Chris Davis
14. Adrian Beltre
15. Gordon Beckham
Next three: 16. Alex Gordon, 17. Casey Blake and 18. Ian Stewart


1. Hanley Ramirez
2. Jose Reyes
3. Troy Tulowitzki
4. Jimmy Rollins
5. Derek Jeter
6. Alexei Ramirez
7. Ben Zobrist
8. Stephen Drew
9. Rafael Furcal
10. Yunel Escobar
11. Asdrubal Cabrera
12. Orlando Cabrera
13. Miguel Tejada
14. Jhonny Peralta
15. Jason Bartlett (Think Theriot 2009)
Next two: 16. Elvis Andrus and 17. J.J. Hardy

Outfielders (excluding Beltran)

1. Ryan Braun
2. Matt Holliday
3. Grady Sizemore
4. Carl Crawford
5. Matt Kemp
6. Jason Bay
7. Justin Upton
8. Ichiro Suzuki
9. Bobby Abreu
10. Jacoby Ellsbury
11. Nate McLouth
12. Curtis Granderson
13. Carlos Quentin
14. Shane Victorino
15. Nick Markakis
16. Manny Ramirez
17. B.J.Upton
18. Carlos Lee
19. Adam Lind
20. Torii Hunter
21. Adam Dunn
22. Jason Werth
23. Raul Ibanez
24. Hunter Pence
25. Alfonso Soriano
26. Johnny Damon
27. Ryan Ludwick
28. Alex Rios
29. Nelson Cruz
30. Jay Bruce
31. Josh Hamilton
32. Shin-Soo Choo
33. Denard Span
34. Corey Hart
35. Ben Zobrist
36. Michael Bourn
Next five: 37. Carlos Gonzalez, 38. Brad Hawpe, 39. Andrew McCutchen, 40. Andre Ethier and 41. Adam Jones


  1. wow, I have to disagree with your 1B rankings. Joey Votto is too fancifull of a dandy to finsih that high. Gonzo is so low, I'd have to imagine you were confusing him with The Muppet Show's Gonzo.
    Have you seen my boomerang fish?

  2. It isn't a knock on Gonzalez; I just have unreasonably high expectations on the other guys. Votto has a Helton-in-his-prime season in him (think 114-35-113-7-.320) and I like the Reds offense coming into this season. (Still think they should have signed another big bat, though).

    Youkilis will finish ahead of Gonzo.

    Given his stellar and consistent track record, you're right; I just can't see him possibly eclipsing his past numbers, though. Not in Petco. Not in that anemic lineup. He's peaked at 40 homers (unless he gets traded) and his R and RBI totals are right in line with league averages. His AVG is nothing to write home about, either. Beyond that, I'm not loving the price.

    I hoarded Gonzalezes last season but I can easily foresee a scenario where he disappoints in his 2010 campaign.

  3. Why would you put Ben Zobrist under Jose Lopez?

    Have you seen where Zo is slotted in the lineup? How about his BB rate. The guy is going to be a big time runs guy. Lopez doesnt get runs. Zobrist gets sbs. Lopez does not. Im not sure what stat you see that makes Lopez better then Zobrist? Power is a coin flip.

    I don't get it.

  4. I read too much into Seattle's improved offense that night. Literally.

    It's more a gut feeling I have that Zobrist is in line for a sharp regression. Statistically there's not much of a track record on the guy (I've looked into his minor league stats) but I can see your argument.