Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - AL

by Tim Heaney on March 12, 2010 @ 03:20:08 PDT

 


Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - NL

Fantasy baseball players must follow changes in preseason rankings, including how injuries, depth chart changes and transactions can affect their fantasy baseball teams. Stay up to date with notable adjustments in KFFL's fantasy baseball projections to outperform competitors.

Up

Sean Rodriguez, 2B, Tampa Bay Rays

Tampa Bay seems intent on going with platoon situations for second base and right field. Rodriguez could have a chance to build on his spring sizzle in both places.

Matt LaPorta, OF, Cleveland Indians

Russell Branyan's arrival likely pushes Matt LaPorta to left field, meaning speedy Brantley will have to wait for full-time reps.

Randy Winn, OF, New York Yankees

Arrival in Bronx puts Winn in competition with Brett Gardner. Even if he becomes the No. 4 outfielder, he could still see enough work to chip in for mixed roto owners once in a while. He could be a solid AL reserve.

Marcus Thames, OF, New York Yankees

Powerful depth bat competing for roster spot. Upside: serving as DH sub for Nick Johnson or left-field complement for Brett Gardner or Randy Winn.

Justin Masterson, SP, Cleveland Indians

Assured a spot in the rotation for a season's worth of innings, Masterson will have a chance to build on K explosion last season.

Minnesota Twins RP Joe Nathan
Ouch: Nathan you can do

Jon Rauch, RP, Minnesota Twins

Looks like Joe Nathan is done for the year. Though Minny might seek outside help, Rauch has the best in-house profile for long-term save duties.

Jose Mijares, RP, Minnesota Twins

Another Joe Nathan ripple: Southpaw Mijares could see save opps in lefty-heavy situations.

Matt Guerrier, RP, Minnesota Twins

He's a potential backup plan for saves with Joe Nathan's season probably over.

Pat Neshek, RP, Minnesota Twins

Enters discussion for saves sans Joe Nathan, but he's working his way back from Tommy John surgery and will probably remain in a setup role.

Down

Russell Branyan, 1B, Cleveland Indians

Back problems from 2009 are still lingering, affirming doubts he can hold up in full-time work.

Hank Blalock, 1B, Tampa Bay Rays

Pat Burrell remains the starting DH, per Tampa Bay. Blalock could see time there and remains a backup plan at first if he makes the club, but his path to at-bats isn't clear.

Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees

Vets Randy Winn and Marcus Thames and inconsistency threaten his PT a bit.

Pat Burrell, DH, Tampa Bay Rays

Hank Blalock's arrival gives Burrell some competition for DH time.

Mitch Talbot, SP, Cleveland Indians

He's competing with David Huff and Aaron Laffey for the No. 5 starter role.

Joe Nathan, RP, Minnesota Twins

He's getting other opinions, but a torn ulnar collateral ligament points to his season being over.

Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - NL

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