The Top 12s – v1.0

I was originally going to post my weekly NFL piece, but I realized that Wednesday was in fact too late as Wednesday is usually when everyone kind of turns the page on the week that was and starts to look at the week ahead. Instead, I will post my first edition of the top 12 lists at every position for 2010. I posted a few here already and all of them were featured at OwnersEdge.com recently. I am just going to post the lists here without the commentary on everyone since 1) I’ve already posted it elsewhere and 2) a lot of it is dated because it was written awhile back and I don’t think it’s necessary to update it until the calendar turns to 2010.

CATCHER
1. Joe Mauer
2. Victor Martinez
3. Brian McCann
4. Mike Napoli
5. Russell Martin
6. Jorge Posada
7. Matt Wieters
8. Geovany Soto
9. Chris Iannetta
10. Kurt Suzuki
11. Bengie Molina
12. A.J. Pierzynski

FIRST BASE
1. Albert Pujols
2. Miguel Cabrera
3. Prince Fielder
4. Mark Teixeira
5. Justin Morneau
6. Mark Reynolds
7. Ryan Howard
8. Joey Votto
9. Adrian Gonzalez
10. Adam Dunn
11. Kevin Youkilis
12. Kendry Morales

SECOND BASE
1. Chase Utley
2. Brian Roberts
3. Ian Kinsler
4. Robinson Cano
5. Aaron Hill
6. Dustin Pedroia
7. Brandon Phillips
8. Ben Zobrist
9. Jose Lopez
10. Asdrubal Cabrera
11. Orlando Hudson
12. Rickie Weeks

SHORTSTOP
1. Hanley Ramirez
2. Jose Reyes
3. Troy Tulowitzki
4. Jimmy Rollins
5. Derek Jeter
6. Alexei Ramirez
7. Jason Bartlett
8. Asdrubal Cabrera
9. Yunel Escobar
10. Elvis Andrus
11. Miguel Tejada
12. Erick Aybar

THIRD BASE
1. Alex Rodriguez
2. David Wright
3. Mark Reynolds
4. Evan Longoria
5. Ryan Zimmerman
6. Chone Figgins
7. Kevin Youkilis
8. Aramis Ramirez
9. Pablo Sandoval
10. Michael Young
11. Chipper Jones
12. Gordon Beckham

OUTFIELD
1. Matt Kemp
2. Ryan Braun
3. Carl Crawford
4. Jacoby Ellsbury
5. Grady Sizemore
6. Matt Holliday
7. Ichiro Suzuki
8. Carlos Beltran
9. Bobby Abreu
10. Justin Upton
11. Jason Bay
12. Adam Dunn

STARTING PITCHERS
1. Tim Lincecum
2. Johan Santana
3. Roy Halladay
4. Felix Hernandez
5. Dan Haren
6. CC Sabathia
7. Zack Greinke
8. Josh Beckett
9. Javier Vazquez
10. Cliff Lee
11. Justin Verlander
12. Chris Carpenter

Top 12 Overall
1. Albert Pujols
2. Hanley Ramirez
3. Chase Utley
4. Matt Kemp
5. Ryan Braun
6. Carl Crawford
7. Alex Rodriguez
8. Joe Mauer
9. David Wright
10. Miguel Cabrera
11. Prince Fielder
12. Justin Morneau

Just Missed: Jose Reyes, Matt Holliday, Mark Reynolds, Mark Teixeira, Grady Sizemore, all starting pitchers

The collection on OwnersEdge.com (sub. req.) –
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V
Part VI
Part VII

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2 Comments to “The Top 12s – v1.0”

  1. Johan number 2?/ are you mad? and utley ahead of Kemp……that;s reaching…..

    • LOL, right. Kemp should be #1 overall, right?? I don’t mind disagreement, but bring something legitimate please. Your scarcity and speed arguments don’t work with Kemp vs. Utley. The fact is, for your Kemp to #1 deal to work, he needs to improve SIGNIFICANTLY while the guys you’re incorrectly placing behind him need to falter off of their established norms. It’s just an unnecessary risk.

      I can be talked out of Johan at #2 (these came out in September after all), but it’s not madness by any stretch of the imagination. He’s not going to be dropped off the map based on one “down” season. He’s got a track record that earns a certain amount of respect at a position rife with uncertainty.

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