Top 20 (+) MLB Players (Batters)
1. Alex Rodriquez NYY (3B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 1, 2006 Total Rank: 11
2007 5x5 Rank: 1, 2006 5x5 Rank: 9
It's going to be very hard to improve on last year's numbers.
2. David Wright NYM (3B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 2, 2006 Total Rank: 16
2007 5x5 Rank: 2, 2006 5x5 Rank: 8
Proving to be consisten, and an across-the-board fantasy contributor.
3. Hanley Ramirez FLA (SS) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 5, 2006 Total Rank: 64
2007 5x5 Rank: 4, 2006 5x5 Rank: 36
The added power made the difference last season. Is it for real?
4. Chase Utley PHI (2B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 11, 2006 Total Rank: 26
2007 5x5 Rank: 8, 2006 5x5 Rank: 4
The best second baseman in the game.
5. Matt Holliday COL (OF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 3, 2006 Total Rank: 10
2007 5x5 Rank: 3, 2006 5x5 Rank: 2
Appears to be the real deal.
6. Miguel Cabrera DET (3B/OF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 17, 2006 Total Rank: 9
2007 5x5 Rank: 27, 2006 5x5 Rank: 7
Don't pass him up. One of these years he's going to be a fantasy monster.
7. Jimmy Rollins PHI (SS) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 6, 2006 Total Rank: 43
2007 5x5 Rank: 5, 2006 5x5 Rank: 25
Impeccably consistent.. at proving skeptics wrong.
8. Alfonso Soriano CHC (OF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 42, 2006 Total Rank: 28
2007 5x5 Rank: 17, 2006 5x5 Rank: 13
Impossible to ignore.
9. Jose Reyes NYM (SS) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 37, 2006 Total Rank: 35
2007 5x5 Rank: 55, 2006 5x5 Rank: 15
Last year everyone was tripping over themselves to get him. This year, is he your value steal?
10. Albert Pujols STL (1B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 13, 2006 Total Rank: 1
2007 5x5 Rank: 32, 2006 5x5 Rank: 1
Becoming a risk. Watch elbow status.
11. Ryan Howard PHI (1B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 31, 2006 Total Rank: 13
2007 5x5 Rank: 59, 2006 5x5 Rank: 33
Swung for the fences too often last season and still missed 50 HR's. Still, Howard is power you can draft with confidence.
12. Brandon Phillips CIN (2B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 27, 2006 Total Rank: 141
2007 5x5 Rank: 12, 2006 5x5 Rank: 77
Risky pick. Hard to say if last year is a sign of things to come or the best Phillips will ever be.
13. David Ortiz BOS (1B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 7, 2006 Total Rank: 7
2007 5x5 Rank: 14, 2006 5x5 Rank: 38
Home run production has dropped off a bit, but the batting average made up for it last year. Can he repeat?
14. Bobby Abreu NYY (OF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 16, 2006 Total Rank: 17
2007 5x5 Rank: 26, 2006 5x5 Rank: <22
He could start to settle in nicely during his 2nd full season with the Yankees.
15. Vladimir Guerrero LAA (OF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 20, 2006 Total Rank: 14
2007 5x5 Rank: 35, 2006 5x5 Rank: 3
Becoming a risk at his age, but hard to pass up until he definitely proves you wrong.
16. Magglio Ordonez DET (RF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 4, 2006 Total Rank: 95
2007 5x5 Rank: 9, 2006 5x5 Rank: 63
More than a few skeptics are out there, but by the numbers Ordonez was one of the best in the game last year.
17. Ryan Braun MIL (3B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 15, 2006 Total Rank: n/a
2007 5x5 Rank: 6, 2006 5x5 Rank: n/a
Huge potential after emerging on the scene last year.
18. Prince Fielder MIL (1B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 12, 2006 Total Rank: 105
2007 5x5 Rank: 37, 2006 5x5 Rank: 66
Not a great 5x5 guy, but brings you good power.
19. Grady Sizemore CLE (CF) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 30, 2006 Total Rank: 45
2007 5x5 Rank: 24, 2006 5x5 Rank: 21
If his batting average can improve, which it should, then Grady could be a good value this year.
20. Mark Teixeira TEX (1B) (stats)
2007 Total Rank: 36, 2006 Total Rank: 48
2007 5x5 Rank: 51, 2006 5x5 Rank: 50
Played just 132 games last year but numbers were still solid.
Just Missed the Top 20:
(Total rank,5x5 rank)
Carlos Lee (LF-HOU) (9,7) (stats): Reliable. Solid fantasy numbers.
Carlos Beltran (CF-NYM) (10,18) (stats): Lots of upside with a little bit of risk.
Travis Hafner (1B-CLE) (63,100) (stats): Production dipped last year, pretty much across the board. Due for a bounce?
Chipper Jones (3B-ATL) (8,11) (stats): 100+ Runs and 100+ RBI's last year-- like the good old days.
Carlos Pena (1B-TB) (14,48) (stats): Smacked 46 HR's last year, kind of outta nowhere.
Victor Martinez (C-CLE) (43,60) (stats): About as solid as you can get for a C pick.
More to Watch
(Total rank,5x5 rank)
Curtis Granderson (CF-DET) (21,13) (stats): Can he get even better?
Carl Crawford (LF-TB) (51,31) (stats): Entering his 6th MLB season, he is what he is.
B.J. Upton (CF-TB) (53,20) (stats): Can he repeat the .300 average?
Hideki Matsui (LF-NYY) (24,38) (stats): Will be spending more time as DH which should help reduce the injury risk? But will they get his bat in the line-up every day?
Corey Hart (RF-MIL) (29,22) (stats): 30/30 potential.
Nick Markakis (RF-BAL) (22,10) (stats): Just steady. No fantasy zing.
Russell Martin (C-LAD) (32,28) (stats): Catcher with everyday-quality stats.
Brian Roberts (2B-BAL) (44,52) (stats): Position value.
Ian Kinsler (2B-TEX) (52,62) (stats): Position value.
Jorge Posada (C-NYY) (35,45) (stats): Coming off the best year of his career.
Adrian Beltre (3B-SEA) (45,33) (stats): Longing for another 2004.
Carlos Guillen (SS-DET) (33,23) (stats): Yet to put it all together in one season. Could this be the year?
Whatever Happened to?
(Total rank,5x5 rank)
Derrek Lee (1B-CHC) (49,30) (stats): Loaded with upside, so much so you can say is he one of the best in the game? Or too big of a risk?
Derek Jeter (SS-NYY) (70,36) (stats): Stable but frustrating that it's never any more than that.
Vernon Wells (CF-TOR) (100,97) (stats): 2003 was a long-time ago.
· Adrian Gonzalez (SD): Will likely be overlooked despite his productive #'s.
· Kaz Matsui (HOU): If all the 2B's are gone in your draft, this could be a good, late surprise pick (or a back-up to your risky Kendrick pick).
· Chone Figgins (LAA): Played in only 115 games last year-- otherwise good for 50-60 SB's.
· This year, there are actually a good deal of solid SS options. Sleepers could be SS Julio Lugo (BOS), Alex Gonzalez (CIN), Ryan Theriot (CHC). But there are plenty of goos SS: Guillen, Tulowitzki, Renteria, M.Young, Peralta, Cabrera, Greene, Hardy, Tejada, Furcal-- not to mention Ramirez, Reyes, and Rollins.
· Carlos Lee (HOU): Not a usual choice for a 'sleeper'. The point is just that for the consistency, he might be overlooked in your league.
· Bobby Abreu (NYY): In the middle of a packed Yankees line-up. Watch out if he can get his average up around .300.
· Brad Hawpe (COL): Sky is the limit in COL.
· Chris Young (ARI): 30/30 seems like a lock-- and you can pick him up cheap.
· Geovany Soto (CHI): Geo is a highly-acclaimed catcher (having hit .353 w/ 26 HR's in AAA ball). Worth keeping an eye on (surely someone else will take a flyer on him though before it becomes a smart pick).
· Richie Sexson (SEA): Resist the temptation? With many 1B's in fantasy baseball, probably not necessary to bet on a recovery.
· Troy Glaus (STL): Could the change of scenery be good for a bounce? Worth a late flyer.
· Andruw Jones (LAD): Still the clean-up hitter for the Dodgers. Will he bounce back?
· Jason Bay (PIT): Injuries may be the reason for his slump last season. Can he bounce?
Top 70 Statistical Ranking
|2007 Rankings and Stats|
* 5x5-r: Ranking for 5x5 Rotisserie Baseball. All players with over 159 at bats are ranked for home runs, stolen bases, RBI's, Runs, and Batting Average. And all the players are ranked according to their average ranking for all 5 categories.|
* TRr: Fanbay.net "Total Ranking" takes into several factors including 5x5 ranking, Fantasy Value (Runs, RBI's, Bases, Walks= 1 point; Steals= 2 points; Caught stealing=-1); Fantasy Value per at-bat; and other factors.