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OT (kindof): 2012 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

These are my 2012 rankings by position. Feel free to ask any questioning you may have about the order folks are listed in. I have all players according to preseason ESPN fantasy positional eligibility, and they are ranked at the primary position where they would rank highest based on overall rankings. Enjoy!

Catchers

1. Brian McCann, Atl
2. Mike Napoli, Tex
3. Carlos Santana, Cle
4. Matt Wieters, Bal
5. Joe Mauer, Min
6. Miguel Montero, Ari
7. Buster Posey, SF
8. Jesus Montero, Sea
9. Alex Avila, Det
10. Wilson Ramos, Was

Overrated, not top 10: Geovany Soto, ChC
Underrated, not top 10: Yadi Molina, StL
Prospects: Ryan Lavarnway, Bos; Salvador Perez, KC; Devin Mesoraco, Cin; Hank Conger, LAA; Travis d'Arnaud, Tor

First Base/DH

1. Miguel Cabrera, Det
2. Albert Pujols, LAA
3. Adrian Gonzalez, Bos
4. Joey Votto, Cin
5. Mark Teixeira, NYY
6. Prince Fielder, Det
7. Eric Hosmer, KC
8. Paul Konerko, ChW
9. David Ortiz, Bos
10. Freddie Freeman, Atl

Overrated, not top 10: Ryan Howard, Phi
Underrated, not top 10: Justin Smoak, Sea
Prospects: Brandon Belt, SF; Paul Goldschmidt, Ari; Mat Gamel, Mil; Anthony Rizzo, ChC; Yonder Alonso, SD

Second Base

1. Robinson Cano, NYY
2. Dustin Pedroia, Bos
3. Ian Kinsler, Tex
4. Chase Utley, Phi
5. Dan Uggla, Atl
6. Brandon Phillips, Cin
7. Rickie Weeks, Mil
8. Ben Zobrist, TB
9. Howie Kendrick, LAA
10. Dustin Ackley, sea

Overrated, not top 10: Danny Espinosa, Was
Underrated, not top 10: Kelly Johnson, Tor
Prospects: Jason Kipnis, Cle; Johnny Giavotella, KC; Jose Altuve, Hou

Third Base

1. Jose Bautista, Tor
2. Adrian Beltre, Tex
3. Evan Longoria, TB
4. David Wright, NYM
5. Ryan Zimmerman, Was
6. Alex Rodriguez, NYY
7. Kevin Youkilis, Bos
8. Aramis Ramirez, Mil
9. Pablo Sandoval, SF
10. Michael Young, Tex

Overrated, not top 10: David Freese, StL
Underrated, not top 10: Chipper Jones, Atl
Prospects: Brett Lawrie, Tor; Lonnie Chisenhall, Cle

Shortstop

1. Troy Tulowitzki, Col
2. Hanley Ramirez, Mia
3. Jose Reyes, Mia
4. Elvis Andrus, Tex
5. Starlin Castro, ChC
6. Asdrubal Cabrera, Cle
7. Jimmy Rollins, Phi
8. Alexei Ramirez, ChW
9. Jhonny Peralta, Det
10. Derek Jeter, NYY

Overrated, not top 10: JJ Hardy, Bal
Underrated, not top 10: Yunel Escobar. Tor
Prospects: Dee Gordon, LAD; Tyler Pastornicky, Atl; Jose Iglesias, Bos; Zack Cozart, Cin

Outfield

1. Matt Kemp, LAD
2. Ryan Braun, Mil (assuming his suspension is overturned - he drops out of the top 25 if it is upheld)
3. Justin Upton, Ari
4. Jacoby Ellsbury, Bos
5. Carlos Gonzalez, Col
6. Andrew McCutchen, Pit
7. Curtis Granderson, NYY
8. Matt Holliday, StL
9. Carl Crawford, Bos
10. Mike Stanton, Mia
11. Hunter Pence, Phi
12. Josh Hamilton, Tex
13. Jay Bruce, Cin
14. Nelson Cruz, Tex
15. Shin-Soo Choo, Cle
16. Alex Gordon. KC
17. Michael Bourn, Atl
18. Shane Victorino, Phi
19. Adam Jones, Bal
20. Corey Hart, Mil
21. Ichiro Suzuki, Sea
22. Mike Morse, Was
23. Desmond Jennings, TB
24. Drew Stubbs, Cin
25. BJ Upton, TB

Overrated, not top 25: Michael Cuddyer, Col
Underrated, not top 25: Chris Young, Ari
Prospects: Mike Trout, LAA; Ryan Kalish, Bos; Dayan Viciedo, ChW

Starting Pitcher

1. Justin Verlander, Det
2. Roy Halladay, Phi
3. Clayton Kershaw, LAD
4. Cliff Lee, Phi
5. Tim Lincecum, SF
6. Felix Hernandez, Sea
7. CC Sabathia, NYY
8. Cole Hamels, Phi
9. Jered Weaver, LAA
10. Dan Haren, LAA
11. David Price, TB
12. Jon Lester, Bos
13. Zack Greinke, Mil
14. Yovani Gallardo, Mil
15. Matt Cain, SF
16. CJ Wilson, LAA
17. Tommy Hanson, Atl
18. James Shields, TB
19. Ian Kennedy, Ari
20. Jordan Zimmerman, Was
21. Ricky Romero, Tor
22. Michael Pineda, NYY
23. Dan Hudson, Ari
24. Josh Beckett, Bos
25. Madison Bumgarner, SF

Overrated, not top 25: Mat Latos, Cin
Underrated, not top 25: Ervin Santana, LAA
Prospects: Matt Moore, TB; Julio Teheran, Atl; Randall Delgado, Atl; Simon Castro, ChW; Drew Pomeranz, Col; Jacob Turner, Det; Liam Hendriks, Min; Jarrod Parker, Oak; Yu Darvish, Tex

Relief Pitcher

1. Craig Kimbrel, Atl
2. Drew Storen, Was
3. Mariano Rivera, NYY
4. Jon Papelbon, Phi
5. John Axford, Mil
6. Brian Wilson, SF
7. Ryan Madson, Cin
8. Heath Bell, Mia
9. Jose Valverde, Det
10. Andrew Bailey, Bos

Overrated, not top 10: Rafael Betancourt, Col
Underrated, not top 10: Carlos Marmol, ChC
Prospects: Addison Reed, ChW; Arodys Vizcaino, Atl

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