MLB is right around the corner which means several things. First, all the disappointed Chicago fans now have something to do to forget the terrible Bears and Bulls seasons. Secondly we will have a chance to make back all the money we lose during March Madness. Finally, it means the end to one of the most brutal winters in memory. Enough of this cold and winter BS, let’s play ball. Below are my position-by-position fantasy rankings for the 2008 season. Best of luck and good drafting!
Russell Martin (LAD), Victor Martinez (CLE), Brian McCann (ATL), Joe Mauer (MIN), Jorge Posada (NYY), Pudge Rodriguez (DET), Ken Johjima (SEA), Bengie Molina (SF), Geovany Soto (CHC), Paul LoDuca (WAS), Sleeper: David Ross (CIN), Overrated: A.J. Pierzynski (CHW)
Albert Pujols (STL), Prince Fielder (MIL), Justin Morneau (MIN), Ryan Howard (PHI), Mark Teixiera (ATL), Derek Lee (CHC), Carlos Delgado (NYM), Kevin Youkilis (BOS), Lance Berkman (HOU), Adrian Gonzalez (SD), Todd Helton (COL), Carlos Guillen (DET), Sleeper: Adam LaRoche (PIT), Overrated: Jason Giambi (NYY)
Robinson Cano (NYY), Brian Roberts (BAL), Chase Utley (PHI), Dan Uggla (FLA), Aaron Hill (TOR), Brandon Phillips (CIN), Howie Kendrick (LAA), Placido Polanco (DET), Jason Kent (LA), Mark DeRosa (CHC), Sleeper: Kelly Johnson (ATL), Overrated: Orlando Hudson (ARI)
Jimmy Rollins (PHI), Troy Tulowitzki (COL), Hanley Ramirez (FLA), Derek Jeter (NYY), Jose Reyes (NYM), Miguel Tejada (HOU), Michael Young (TEX), J.J. Hardy (MIL), Edgar Renteria (DET), Khalil Greene (SD), Sleeper: Ryan Theriot (CHC), Overrated: Jhonny Peralta (CLE)
Alex Rodriguez (NYY), Miguel Cabrera (DET), David Wright (NYM), Garrett Atkins (COL), Chipper Jones (ATL), Mike Lowell (BOS), Aramis Ramirez (CHC), Hank Blaylock (TEX), Chone Figgins (ANA), Adrian Beltre (SEA), Sleeper: Alex Gordon (KC), Overrated: Nomar Garciaparra (LA)
Magglio Ordonez (DET), Vladimir Guerrero (ANA), Brad Hawpe (COL), Nick Markakis (BAL), Hunter Pence (HOU), Jeff Francoeur (ATL), Bobby Abreu (NYY), Kosuke Fukudome (CHC), Ken Griffey Jr. (CIN), Alex Rios (TOR), Sleeper: Matt Kemp (LA), Overrated: Milton Bradley (TEX)
Carlos Beltran (NYM), Aaron Rowand (SF), Torii Hunter (ANA), Grady Sizemore (CLE), Ichiro Suzuki (SEA), Andruw Jones (LA), Curtis Granderson (DET), Willy Taveras (COL), Chris Young (ARI), Vernon Wells (TOR), Sleeper: Jacob Ellsbury (BOS), Overrated: Nick Swisher (CHW)
Manny Ramirez (BOS), Carlos Lee (HOU), Matt Holliday (COL), Alfonso Soriano (CHC), Adam Dunn (CIN), Garrett Anderson (ANA), Raul Ibanez (SEA), Eric Byrnes (ARI), Carl Crawford (TB), Pat Burrell (PHI), Sleeper: Reed Johnson (TOR), Overrated: Juan Pierre (LA)
Johan Santana (NYM), Jake Peavy (SD), Brandon Webb (ARI), Aaron Harang (CIN), Erik Bedard (SEA), Josh Beckett (BOS), Cole Hamels (PHI), Carlos Zambrano (CHC), Roy Oswalt (HOU), Brad Penny (LA), Scott Kazmir (TB), John Smoltz (ATL), C.C. Sabathia (CLE), Felix Hernandez (SEA), Justin Verlander (DET), Danny Haren (ARI), A.J. Burnett (TOR), Javier Vazquez (CHW), Ben Sheets (MIL), Pedro Martinez (NYM), Roy Halladay (TOR), Joe Blanton (OAK), John Lackey (ANA), Andy Pettitte (NYY), John Maine (NYM), Rich Harden (OAK), Dontrelle Willis (DET), Randy Johnson (ARI), Jeff Francis (COL), Rich Hill (CHC), Francisco Liriano (MIN)
David Ortiz (BOS), Jim Thome (CHW), Travis Hafner (CLE), Hideki Matsui (NYY), Gary Matthews Jr. (ANA), Frank Thomas (TOR), Gary Sheffield (DET), Jack Cust (OAK), Johnny Damon (NYY), Reggie Willits (ANA)
Francisco Rodriguez (ANA), Jonathan Papelbon (BOS), J.J. Putz (SEA), Jose Valverde (HOU), Bobby Jenks (CHW), Joe Nathan (MIN), Billy Wagner (NYM), Mariano Rivera (NYY), B.J. Ryan (TOR), Trevor Hoffman (SD), Francisco Cordero (CIN), Takashi Saito (LA), Chad Cordero (WAS), Jason Isringhausen (STL), Brad Lidge (IR) (PHI), Brandon Lyon (ARI), Joe Borowski (CLE), Manny Corpas (COL), Huston Street (OAK), Brian Wilson (SF)
Hope this helps. Comments are always welcome. Did I miss anyone? Anyone have a cool sleeper or a veteran to stay away from?
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