Updated 2012 Positional Rankings

Hey everyone,

It’s been close to two months since we posted our last set of 2012 positional rankings and a ton has happened since early-January. So here’s our updated version. We’ve tried to balance out track record and upside while also taking into account recent mock draft trends. Enjoy!

-Zach

                                                                                                                                             CATCHER

1. Carlos Santana

2. Mike Napoli

3. Brian McCann

4. Miguel Montero

5. Buster Posey

6. Alex Avila

7. Matt Wieters

8. Joe Mauer

9. Yadier Molina

10. Russell Martin

Honorable Mentions: Wilson Ramos, J.P. Arencibia, Geovany Soto

                                                                                                                                                     FIRST BASE

1. Albert Pujols

2. Miguel Cabrera

3. Adrian Gonzalez

4. Joey Votto

5. Prince Fielder

6. Mark Teixeira

7. Eric Hosmer

8. Paul Konerko

9. Lance Berkman

10. Michael Morse

Honorable Mention: Freddie Freeman

                                                                                                                                                 SECOND BASE

1. Robinson Cano

2. Dustin Pedroia

3. Ian Kinsler

4. Dan Uggla

5. Ben Zobrist

6. Chase Utley

7. Rickie Weeks

8. Brandon Phillips

9. Howard Kendrick

10. Jason Kipnis

Honorable Mentions: Dustin Ackley, Ryan Roberts, Neil Walker, Danny Espinosa

                                                                                                                                      SHORTSTOP

1. Troy Tulowitzki

2. Hanley Ramirez

3. Jose Reyes

4. Starlin Castro

5. Elvis Andrus

6. Jimmy Rollins

7. Asdrubal Cabrera

8. Alexei Ramirez

9. J.J. Hardy

10. Derek Jeter

Honorable Mentions: Jhonny Peralta, Erick Aybar

                                                                                                                                                   THIRD BASE

1. Jose Bautista

2. Evan Longoria

3. Adrian Beltre

4. David Wright

5. Ryan Zimmerman

6. Brett Lawrie

7. Pablo Sandoval

8. Alex Rodriguez

9. Michael Young

10. Kevin Youkilis

Honorable Mentions: Aramis Ramirez, Mark Reynolds

                                                                                                                                          OUTFIELD

1. Matt Kemp

2. Ryan Braun

3. Jacoby Ellsbury

4. Justin Upton

5. Carlos Gonzalez

6. Curtis Granderson

7. Andrew McCutchen

8. Mike Stanton

9. Matt Holliday

10. Hunter Pence

11. Jay Bruce

12. Josh Hamilton

13. Desmond Jennings

14. Michael Bourn

15. Nelson Cruz

Honorable Mentions: Alex Gordon, Shin-Soo Choo, Shane Victorino

                                                                                                                                         STARTING PITCHER

1. Justin Verlander

2. Clayton Kershaw

3. Roy Halladay

4. Cliff Lee

5. Tim Lincecum

6. Felix Hernandez

7. CC Sabathia

8. Jered Weaver

9. Cole Hamels

10. Dan Haren

11. David Price

12. Matt Cain

13. Jon Lester

14. Zack Greinke

15. Yovani Gallardo

Honorable Mentions: Ricky Romero, James Shields, Ian Kennedy, Madison Bumgarner

                                                                                                                                                 RELIEF PITCHER

1. Craig Kimbrel

2. Mariano Rivera

3. Jonathan Papelbon

4. John Axford

5. Drew Storen

6. Heath Bell

7. Jose Valverde

8. Brian Wilson

9. Joel Hanrahan

10. Ryan Madson

Honorable Mentions: J.J. Putz, Andrew Bailey, Jason Motte, Joakim Soria, Jordan Walden

4 Comments

keep the good work going

Zach,

10 team roto league 7×7 with the extra cats being strikeouts and tb for hitters and losses and qs for pitchers. with that said would you want arod or panda to be your 3B?

DMENZ

Dmenz,

An extremely close call. I’ll give the slight edge to Panda. He’s an injury risk but not as much of an injury risk as A-Rod. He’ll also hit for a higher AVG and doesn’t strike out as much as A-Rod.

Zach

Zach,

10 team h2h league. I’m thinking of punting on SB’s altogether and just drafting power. Any reason I shouldn’t draft JJ Hardy late to fill the SS hole? Maybe grab Peralta as a backup?

John

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