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Here's the thing. I'm watching one of these shows on the Cooking Channel featuring food trucks. There's a Scottish expat making fish and chips; in a thick brogue he somewhat wearily explains his irritation with Americans who habitually order a side of tartar sauce: "tartar sauce is basically gherkins." That's this blog. I claim no particular insight, no revelation. If you enjoy the flavor, great, but this blog is basically gherkins.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

2010 Fantasy Baseball Rankings - National League

My American League ranks + explanation are here.

1B


1.Pujols

2.Fielder

3.Howard

4.Gonzalez

5.Votto

6. Dunn

7. Berkman

8. Lee

9. LaRoche

10. Loney

11. Huff

12. Helton

13. Jones

14. Murphy

15. Clement

16. Sanchez

2B

1.Utley

2. Phillips

3. Uggla

4. Weeks

5. Stewart

6. Johnson

7. Prado

8. Barmes

9. Polanco

10. Matsui

11. Iwamura

12. Sanchez

13. Schumaker

14. Kennedy

15. Fontenot

16. Baker


3B

1.Wright

2. Zimmerman

3. Reynolds

4. Sandoval

5. Cantu

6. Jones

7. Ramirez

8. Headley

9. McGehee

10. Glaus

11. Blake

12. Rolen

13. LaRoche

14. Hairston

15. Feliz

16. Freese

OF

1.Braun

2. Kemp

3. Upton

4. McLouth

5. Holliday

6. Werth

7. Bourn

8. Bay

9. Lee

10. Pence

11. Ethier

12. Bruce

13. McCutcheon

14. Gomez

15. Victorino

16. Ludwick

17. Hawpe

18. Gonzalez

19. Hart

20. Soriano

21. Morgan

22. Young

23. Coghlan

24. Ross

25. Rasmus

26. Fowler

27. Beltran

28. Ramirez

29. Milledge

30. Jackson

31. Stubbs

32. Blanks

33. Maybin

34. Ibanez

35. Byrd

36. Willingham

37. Rowand

38. Francouer

39. Cabrera

40. Schierholtz

41. Fukodome

42. Smith

43. Dickerson

44. Harris

45. SHairston

46. Venable

47. Hinske

48. Heyward

49. Church

50. Diaz

51. Spilborghs

52. Velez


P

1.Lincecum

2.Halladay

3. Haren

4. Wainwright

5. Johnson

6. Broxton

7. Hamels

8. Carpenter

9. Hanson

10. Santana

11. Nolasco

12. Rodriguez

13. Cain

14. Kershaw

15.Billingsley

16. Wagner

17. Street

18. Jimenez

19. Oswalt

20. Lilly

21. Wilson

22. Qualls

23. Hoffman

24. Gallardo

25. De La Rosa

26.Marmol

27. Cordero

28. Rodriguez

29. Sanchez

30. Dempster

31.Harang

32.Blanton

33. Dotel

34. Latos

35. Bell

36. Nunez

37. Jurrjens

38. Franklin

39. Lohse

40. Myers

41. Happ

42. Cueto

43. Capps

44. Zambrano

45. Jackson

46. Webb

47. Penny

48. Kuroda

49. Hudson

50. Lidge

51. Medlen

52. Lindstrom

53. Arroyo

54. Wolf

55. Madson

56. Padilla

57. Norris

58. Motte

59.Hammel

60.Wells

61. Kawakami

62.Garcia

63.Gorzelanny

64. Kennedy

65. Betancourt

66. Maholm

67. Zito

68. Lyon

69. Lannan

70. Adams

71. Romo

72. McClellan

73. Maine

74. Vandenhurk

75. Maine

76. Marquis

77. Saito

78. Kuo

79. Cook

80. Calero

81. Miller

82. Rhodes

83. Ohlendorf

84. Lowe

85. Sherill

86. Neise

87. Affledt

88. Correia

89. Strasberg

90. Buckner

2010 Fantasy Baseball Rankings - American League

Today's my first day off in 2010.  I have one more exam to give tomorrow - then I'm taking the weekend off, I've got a full, hard week of work prep next week.

I'm backing up the Wrestlemania 26 preview to Thursday and/or Friday.  With my 3 fantasy drafts coming, I had to prep - and since an unblogged about life is not worth leading, I thought I'd offer the results.

My AL Draft is first - 5x5 Weekly.  I'm going to do position by position as opposed to an overall board as I tend to look at position choice as fluid dependent upon how each draft unfolds - but were, for some unknowable reason, people (that's you!  You are people!) were to have questions (who to pick between OF X and 3b  Y) I have answers.  Players with multi position eligibility I've tried to just keep in one place for clairty. 

1B


1.Cabrera

2.Teixeira

3.Morales

4.Morneau

5.Youkilis

6.Cuddyer

7.Butler

8.Swisher

9.Pena

10.Davis

11.Konerko

12. Branyan

13.Atkins

14.Johnson

15.Kotchman

16. Overbay

17.Barton

2B

1. Kinsler

2. Pedroia

3. Cano

4. Roberts

5. Zobrist

6. Hill

7. Lopez

8. Kendrick

9. Hudson

10. M Izturis

10. Ellis

11. Valbuena

12. Getz

13. Sizemore

14. Nix

SS

1. Jeter

2. Bartlett

3. ACabrera

4. Andrus

5. Ramirez

6. Aybar

7. Hardy

8. Scutaro

9. Pennington

10.Betancourt

11.C Izturis

12.J Wilson

13.Gonzalez

14. Everett

15. Harris


3B

1.Rodriguez

2.Longoria

3.Figgins

4.Young

5.Beckham

6.Tejada

7. Gordon

8.Teahan

9.Peralta

10 Beltre

11.Encarnacion

12. Kouzmanoff

13.Wood

14.Inge

C

1. Mauer

2. Martinez

3. Posada

4. Napoli

5. Suzuki

6. Weiters

7.Pierzynski

8.Laird

9.Buck

10.Saltalamacchia

11.Johnson

12.Navarro

13.Shoppach

14.Marson

15.Kendall

16.Pena

17. Teagarden

18.Moore

19.Mathis

20. Castro

OF

1.Crawford

2.Sizemore

3. Ellsbury

4. Upton

5. Cruz

6. Span

7. Abreu

8. Hunter

9. Davis

10.Pierre

11. Markakis

12. Choo

13. Lind

14. Quentin

15. Jones

16. Hamilton

17. Suzuki

18. Granderson

19.Rios

20.Gardner

21.Damon

22. Snider

23.Cameron

24.Gutierrez

25.Borbon

26.Dejesus

27.Reimold

28.Rivera

29.Kubel

30.Drew

31.Scott

32.Wells

33.Cust

34.Ordonez

35.Ankiel

36. Podsednik

37Jackson

38Young

39. Laporta

40.Crisp

41Guillen

42. Brantley

43.Bradley

44Sweeney

45. Batista

46Raburn

47Murphy

48. Pie

49. Byrnes

50. Rodriguez

51. Gross

52. Thames

P

1. Greinke

2. Verlander

3Lester

4.Beckett

5.Lee

6.Hernandez

7.Vazquez

8.Papelbon

9.Rivera

10.Sabathia

11.Soria

12. Shields

13. Lackey

14. Scherzer

15. Garza

16. RSoriano

17. Harden

18.Peavy

19.Anderson

20. Francisco

21. Bailey

22.Aardsma

23.Danks

24.Baker

25.Lewis

26.MGonzalez

27.Valverde

28.Buchholz

29.Burnett

30.Weaver

31.Floyd

32.Masterson

33.Duchscherer

34. Fuentes

35.Price

36.Kazmir

37.Niemann

38. Hughes

39.Jenks

40. Slowey

41. Sheets

42. Marcum

43. Wilson

44.Frasor

45.Buehrle

46.Santana

47.Rowland Smith

48.Liriano

49. Perez

50. Rauch

51. Bedard

52.Davis

53.Matsuzaka

54.Chamberlain

55.Pettitte

56.Braden

57. Thornton

58. Guerrier

59. Wood

60.Meche

61.Morrow

62.Matusz

63. Guthrie

64. Downs

65. Cahill

66. Snell

67. Bergeson

68. Pineiro

69. Pavano

70. Gregg

71. Bannister

72. Tillman

73. Wuertz

74. Millwood

75. Hochevar

76. Blackburn

77.Porcello

78. Feldman

79. Saunders
80. Wheeler

81. GGonzalez

82. Garcia

83. Rzepczynski

84. Wakefield

85. Bulger

86. Holland

87. Hellickson

88. Tejada

89. Okajima

90. Westbrook