The top 150 fantasy baseball rankings from WTP were going to be broken down between 50 to 150 and 1 to 50 in two separate posts but due to being busy recently I will have them all right here in this post. The complete 350 will be in the ‘Fantasy Baseball Rankings’ page at the top of the blog.
1 Albert Pujols 1B – Phat Albert’s normal offensive production = tremendous. Phat Albert’s offensive production in a walk year while seeking $30MM = frightening.
2 Hanley Rameriz SS – 30/30 and .300 average at thin SS position is dominant.
3 Miguel Cabrera 1B – Drinking problems are a concern but they have never stopped him from banging the ball around the park.
4 Evan Lonoria 3B – Best 3B in the league, and is complete package at only 25.
5 Ryan Braun OF
6 Troy Tulowitzki SS – Has a very legit chance to overtake Hanley as top SS in the game this season.
7 Joey Votto 1B – NL MVP improving e very year and is at that magical baseball age of 27 this year.
8 Carlos Gonzalez OF – CarGo exploded last season and 25/25 with 100 runs and 100 RBIs should be easily reached in Colorado.
9 Robinson Cano 2B – Breakout 2010 has him in the upper end of all drafts this year.
10 Carl Crawford OF
11 Adrian Gonzalez 1B – Some expect him to slug .900 at Fenway. I don’t know about all that but could be an MVP candidate for sure.
12 David Wright 3B
13 Roy Halladay SP – Best pitcher in the majors without any question.
14 Chase Utley 2B – Health may be an issue and should be monitored but elite 2B when in the lineup.
15 Mark Texieria 1B
16 Josh Hamilton OF – 2010 AL MVP usually good for 1+ DL stint a year. Otherwise he is a top 10 fantasy play no question.
17 Ryan Zimmerman 3B
18 Felix Hernandez SP – Pitcher friendly park + nasty stuff = Cy Young.
19 Alex Rodriguez 3B – Not the ARod of old but still 30/100 and in better shape this spring.
20 Prince Fielder 1B – Big boy in a walk year? Huge year could be in the works.
21 Tim Lincecum SP – The Freak will contend for a Cy Young, just like every other year.
22 Matt Holliday OF
23 Ryan Howard 1B
24 Kevin Youkilis 1B/3B – Heck of a bat to have with 3B eligibility.
25 Matt Kemp OF – Top 5 pick last year, will try to get back to elite status.
26 Dustin Pedroia 2B
27 Jose Reyes SS
28 Nelson Cruz OF
29 Adam Wainwright SP – Out for season, rankings compiled pre-injury.
30 Cliff Lee SP – Dominated for the Phils in a half year there in ’09, why shouldn’t he do it again.
31 Justin Upton OF
32 Joe Mauer C – Power disappeared in 2010 at new stadium in Minny but still best in the game without question.
33 Shin Soo Choo OF – 90 R, 20 HR, 90 RBI, 20 SB, .300 AVG sounds about right.
34 Dan Uggla 2B
35 Ian Kinsler 2B
36 Clayton Kershaw SP
37 Andrew McCutchen OF – 5 tool guy stuck in Pittsburgh is making the best of his situation.
38 Adrian Beltre 3B
39 Jose Bautista 3B/OF – 54 Home runs? Never again. Still a decent 3B play. Take him later if he would be in your outfield.
40 Adam Dunn 1B – May have first 50 home run season at US Cellular. My pick for MLB home run champion.
41 Jon Lester SP
42 Jason Heyward OF – 2010’s preseason phenom showed us he really is that good. Will carry it over into 2011.
43 Victor Martinez C/1B – More at bats and enhanced stats should be result of more time at DH.
44 Zack Grienke SP – Former AL Cy Young should flourish in NL. Expect big bounce back year for the young stud.
45 Jimmy Rollins SS – Declining numbers and healthy definitely a concern but thin SS position makes him worth potential risk.
46 CC Sabathia SP
47 Brandon Phillips 2B
48 Josh Johnson SP
49 Hunter Pence OF
50 Buster Posey C – NL ROY already a top 3 catcher. Should continue to rake for SF.
51 Brian McCann C
52 Justin Morneau 1B
53 Rickie Weeks 2B
54 Derek Jeter SS – Still valuable at thin shortstop position.
55 Ichiro Suzuki OF – Model of consistency. 200 hits every year in MLB.
56 Ubaldo Jimenez SP
57 Jayson Werth OF – Do not expect as big of a year as past few, now playing in pitcher’s park.
58 Kendry Morales 1B – Guy can mash as long as he is not jumping on home plate too often.
59 Alex Rios OF
60 Justin Verlander SP
61 Tommy Hanson SP
62 Jay Bruce OF
63 Mariano Rivera RP – Enter Sandman.
64 Cole Hamels SP
65 Brian Wilson RP – Fear the Beard.
66 Mike Stanton OF
67 Andre Ethier OF
68 Jacoby Ellsbury OF
69 David Price SP – We could see slight regression from Price but can count on him as solid SP2.
70 Alexei Rameriz SS
71 Mat Latos SP
72 Heath Bell RP
73 Joakim Soria RP – May be most consistent closer not named Mariano.
74 Billy Butler 1B – Signed big contract by KC Royals standards, now has to live up to it as he is the face of that franchise.
75 Aramis Rameriz 3B
76 Elvis Andrus SS
77 Martin Prado 2B/3B
78 Neftali Feliz RP – After electric ROY season with Texas, needs to stay as closer.
79 Jered Weaver SP
80 Carlos Marmol RP
81 Francisco Liriano SP – May be on the move, could change his draft stock.
82 Carlos Santana C
83 BJ Upton OF – His avg. will kill you but 20 HRs and 40 SBs is in reach.
84 Chris Young OF
85 Shane Victorino OF
86 Paul Konerko 1B – Great power with great protection with addition of Dunn.
87 Dan Haren SP
88 Yovani Gallardo SP
89 Chris Carpenter SP – Ran out of gas at the end of 2011, may need to step up game with Wainwright out for the year.
90 Roy Oswalt SP – Best #3 pitcher in the majors. Very low BAbip could mean inflated stats in 2010.
91 Matt Cain SP
92 Corey Hart OF
93 Colby Rasmus OF
94 Delmon Young OF
95 Stephen Drew SS
96 Drew Stubbs OF
97 Pedro Alvarez 3B – May be the top 3B sleeper in the league.
98 Ben Zobrist 1B/2B/OF
99 Casey McGehee 3B
100 Kelly Johnson 2B
101 Jon Papelbon RP
102 Max Scherzer SP – Dominant after spending time in Minors last year. Expect more of the same.
103 Michael Young 3B
104 Curtis Granderson OF
105 Aaron Hill 2B
106 Pablo Sandoval 1B/3B – Slimmer Panda poised for a huge year.
107 Adam Lind OF
108 Michael Bourn OF
109 Chad Billingsley SP
110 Francisco Rodriguez RP
111 Brett Anderson SP – Was great in 2010 when healthy. Needs to prove he can stay on the field though.
112 Shawn Marcum SP – Trade into the NL should make him even better.
113 Nick Markakis OF
114 Geovany Soto C
115 Carlos Quentin OF
116 Brett Gardner OF – Fastest man in the league. Could steal 80 bases.
117 Clay Buchholz SP – Breakout 2010 put him on the map, big innings increase could be a concern.
118 Rafeal Furcal SS
119 Wandy Rodriguez SP
120 Brian Roberts 2B
121 Carlos Pena 1B – Brings the power but needs to get that average back up.
122 Ian Desmond SS
123 Mark Reynolds 3B
124 Adam Jones OF
125 Gordon Beckham 2B – Looks to carry big second half(.877 OPS) into 2011.
126 Andrew Baily RP
127 Jon Broxton RP
128 Grady Sizemore OF – Will this be the year he’s finally healthy and the old Grady?
129 Angel Pagan OF
130 David Ortiz DH
131 Torii Hunter OF
132 Vernon Wells OF
133 Brandon Morrow SP – Big strikeouts are worth it if you could deal with slightly higher ERA.
134 Juan Pierre OF
135 Nick Swisher OF
136 Mike Napoli C/1B
137 Jon Sanchez SP – Has been progressing in the right direction every year. Big K’s.
138 JJ Putz RP
139 Carlos Beltran OF
140 Matt Wieters C
141 Jason Bay OF
142 Carlos Lee OF
143 Ted Lilly SP
144 Vlad Guerreo OF – Big bounce back year in Texas in 2010, expect similar numbers playing at Camden Yards.
145 Howie Kendrick 1B/2B
146 Jose Valverde RP
147 Ian Stewart 3B
148 Starlin Castro SS
149 Miguel Montero C
150 Chone Figgins 2B – Safeco killed him last year but speed still a threat.
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