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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 28, 2012

2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings - National League, Top 200

Part of a series.  Previous post is here.

I'm writing this Saturday morning, right after news of Madson's injury. I'm unlikely to make an additional edit. I have the first pick in my NL only draft, I am taking Braun, maybe a little begrudgingly over the next two.

1. Ryan Braun
2. Joey Votto
3. Matt Kemp
4. Hanley Ramirez
5. Carlos Gonzalez
6. Troy Tulowitzki
7. Roy Halladay
8. Matt Holliday
9. Jose Reyes
10. Justin Upton
11. Brandon Phillips
12. Cliff Lee
13. Michael Bourn
14. David Wright
15. Tim Lincecum
16. Andrew McCutcheon
17. Brian McCann
18. Jayson Werth
19. Starlin Castro
20. Ryan Zimmerman
21. Clayton Kershaw
22. Giancarlo Stanton
23. Hunter Pence
24. Jay Bruce
25. Cole Hamels
26. Michael Morse
27. Miguel Montero
28. Aramis Ramirez
29. Matt Cain
30. Pablo Sandoval
31. Buster Posey
32. Drew Stubbs
33. Carlos Beltran
34. Dan Uggla
35. Ian Kennedy
36. Shane Victorino
37.Stephen Strasburg
38. Geovany Soto
39. Ian Desmond
40. Angel Pagan
41. Chris Young
42. Dexter Fowler
43. Jason Heyward
44. Freddie Freeman
45. Rickie Weeks
46. Yadier Molina
47. Jimmy Rollins
48. Carlos Marmol
49. Andre Ethier
50. Daniel Hudson
51. Carlos Lee
52. Lance Berkman
53. Jonathan Papelbon
54. Neil Walker
55. Corey Hart
56. Cameron Maybin
57. Wilson Ramos
58. Jose Altuve
59. Michael Cuddyer
60. Daniel Murphy
61. Yovani Gallardo
62. Mat Latos
63. Craig Kimbrel
64. Huston Street
65. James Loney
66. Zach Greinke
67. Martin Prado
68. Danny Espinosa
69. Jose Tabata
70. Emilio Bonifacio
71. Heath Bell
72. Josh Johnson
73. Paul Goldschmidt
74. Ike Davis
75. John Buck
76. Gaby Sanchez
77. John Jay
78. Ramon Hernandez
79. Chase Headley
80. Adam Wainwright
81. Brian Wilson
82. Drew Storen
83. Nyjer Morgan
84. Jonathan Lecroy
85. Lucas Duda
86. Marlon Byrd
87. David Freese
88. Ted Lilly
89. Rafael Betancourt
90. Shaun Marcum
91. Tommy Hanson
92. Melky Cabrera
93. Andres Torres
94. Ricky Nolasco
95. Brandon Beachy
96. Madison Bumgarner
97. JD Martinez
98. JJ Putz
99. Chris Heisey
100. David Dejesus
101. Josh Thole
102. Joel Hanrahan
103. Matt Garza
104. Nick Hundley
105. Jason Bay
106. Rod Barajas
107. Will Venable
108. Mat Gamel
109. Aaron Hill
110. Frank Francisco
111. Logan Morrison
112. Allen Craig
113. Johnny Cueto
114. Carlos Ruiz
115. Ryan Roberts
116. John Axford
117. Edinson Volquez
118. Johan Santana
119. Jair Jurrjens
120. Jordan Zimmerman
121. Jason Motte
122. Adam LaRoche
123. Sean Marshall
124. Rafael Furcal
125. Jason Kubel
126. Yonder Alonso
127. Jaime Garcia
128. Omar Infante
129. Mark Buehrle
130. Zack Cowart
131. Gio Gonzalez
132. John Mayberry
133. Marco Scutaro
134. Todd Helton
135. Dee Gordon
136. Devin Mesoraco
137. Garrett Jones
138. Alex Presley
139. Ryan Dempster
140. Chad Billingsley
141. Cory Luebke
142. Kenley Jansen
143. Ian Stewart
144. Chipper Jones
145. Chase Utley
146. Ryan Howard
147. Mark Ellis
148. Tim Hudson
149. Erik Bedard
150. Anibal Sanchez
151. Trevor Cahill
152. Brett Myers
153. Jason Bartlett
154. Clint Barmes
155. Tim Stauffer
156. Scott Rolen
157. Gerardo Parra
158. Ryan Ludwick
159. Aubrey Huff
160. Nate Schierholtz
161. Carlos Quentin

162. Ryan Hannigan
163. Mike Minor
164. Vance Morley
165. Wandy Rodriguez
166. Darwin Barney
167. Brandon Belt
168. Chris Johnson
169. Ryan Vogelsong
170. Mike Leake
171. Edwin Jackson
172. Sergio Romo
173. James McDonald
174. Aroldis Chapman
175. Chris Carpenter
176. Stephen Drew
177. Jeremy Guthrie
178. Aaron Harang
179. Alex Gonzalez
180. Joe Blanton
181. Kyle Lohse
182. RA Dickey
183. Jerry Hairston
184. Pedro Alvarez
185. Chris Capuano
186. Jhoulys Chacin
187. Carlos Gomez
188. Tyler Pastornicky
189. Carlos Zambrano
190. Randy Wolf
191. Jed Lowrie
192. Casey Mcgehee
193. Tyler Greene
194. AJ Ellis
195. Francisco Rodriguez
196. Jason Castro
197. Bronson Arroyo
198. Javy Guerra
199. Roger Bernadina
200. Matt Downs