Fantasy Baseball Roundtable: Second-half draft rankings

by Todd Zola, MastersBall.com on July 11, 2012 @ 14:56:45 PDT

 


Today's Roundtable is going to be a little different as I asked the Knights to send me their second-half rankings by position, as if they were doing a second half draft.

I was not perfectly clear with respect to position eligibility, so there may be some duplicates, but you'll be able to get a general idea of how your league mates may rank players for the second half. Please note that designated hitters were included with the first baseman.

I'd like to extend a hearty thanks to Lawr Michaels, Greg Morgan, Nick Minnix and Tim Heaney, as this request was a bit more laborious - OK, a lot more laborious - than usual. And the best part was I received around 400 names and fewer than 10 were misspelled - thanks guys!

Catcher
  1. Yadier Molina
  2. Brian McCann
  3. Buster Posey
  4. Joe Mauer
  5. Matt Wieters
  6. Mike Napoli
  7. Carlos Ruiz
  8. Miguel Montero
  1. Salvador Perez
  2. A.J. Pierzynski
  3. Carlos Santana
  4. Wilin Rosario
  5. Yasmani Grandal
  6. Jonathan Lucroy
  7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
First base
  1. Joey Votto
  2. Albert Pujols
  3. Prince Fielder
  4. David Ortiz
  5. Paul Konerko
  6. Mark Teixeira
  7. Billy Butler
  8. Adrian Gonzalez
  9. Mark Trumbo
  1. Eric Hosmer
  2. Paul Goldschmidt
  3. Adam Dunn
  4. Freddie Freeman
  5. Ryan Howard
  6. Edwin Encarnacion
  7. Corey Hart
  8. Ike Davis
Second base
  1. Robinson Cano
  2. Ian Kinsler
  3. Jason Kipnis
  4. Brandon Phillips
  5. Ben Zobrist
  6. Dan Uggla
  7. Aaron Hill
  8. Rickie Weeks
  9. Michael Cuddyer
  1. Neil Walker
  2. Howard Kendrick
  3. Chase Utley
  4. Dustin Pedroia
  5. Jemile Weeks
  6. Jose Altuve
  7. Mike Aviles
  8. Ryan Raburn
Third base
  1. Miguel Cabrera
  2. Jose Bautista
  3. Adrian Beltre
  4. David Wright
  5. Brett Lawrie
  6. Edwin Encarnacion
  7. Pablo Sandoval
  8. Kevin Youkilis
  1. Alex Rodriguez
  2. Aramis Ramirez
  3. Ryan Zimmerman
  4. David Freese
  5. Martin Prado
  6. Mark Trumbo
  7. Mike Moustakas
  8. Pedro Alvarez
Shortstop
  1. Ian Desmond
  2. Hanley Ramirez
  3. Jose Reyes
  4. Elvis Andrus
  5. Starlin Castro
  6. Asdrubal Cabrera
  7. Derek Jeter
  8. Jimmy Rollins
  1. Trevor Plouffe
  2. Alcides Escobar
  3. Erick Aybar
  4. Emilio Bonifacio
  5. Jhonny Peralta
  6. Marco Scutaro
  7. Jed Lowrie
  8. Troy Tulowitzki
Outfield
  1. Ryan Braun
  2. Andrew McCutchen
  3. Carlos Gonzalez
  4. Josh Hamilton
  5. Mike Trout
  6. Curtis Granderson
  7. Matt Kemp
  8. Melky Cabrera
  9. Adam L. Jones
  10. Matt Holliday
  11. Hunter Pence
  12. Alex Rios
  13. Carlos Beltran
  14. Jay Bruce
  15. Michael Bourn
  16. Jacoby Ellsbury
  17. Justin Upton
  18. Bryce Harper
  19. Mark Trumbo
  20. Austin Jackson
  1. Nelson Cruz
  2. Shin-Soo Choo
  3. Jose Bautista
  4. Corey Hart
  5. Martin Prado
  6. Alex Gordon
  7. Dayan Viciedo
  8. Josh Willingham
  9. Jason Kubel
  10. Jason Heyward
  11. Colby Rasmus
  12. Nick Swisher
  13. Allen Craig
  14. Dexter Fowler
  15. Shane Victorino
  16. Andre Ethier
  17. Alejandro De Aza
  18. Josh Reddick
  19. Ben Zobrist
  20. Chris Heisey
Starting pitcher
  1. Justin Verlander
  2. Jered Weaver
  3. Clayton Kershaw
  4. R.A. Dickey
  5. Cole Hamels
  6. Matt Cain
  7. David Price
  8. Felix Hernandez
  9. Gio Gonzalez
  10. Chris Sale
  11. CC Sabathia
  12. Madison Bumgarner
  13. Stephen Strasburg
  14. Zack Greinke
  15. Cliff Lee
  16. Roy Halladay
  1. James McDonald
  2. Johnny Cueto
  3. Jake Peavy
  4. C.J. Wilson
  5. Matt Harrison
  6. Yovani Gallardo
  7. Jordan Zimmermann
  8. Mat Latos
  9. Ryan Vogelsong
  10. Johan Santana
  11. Brandon McCarthy
  12. Tommy Hanson
  13. Adam Wainwright
  14. Brandon Morrow
  15. Ryan Dempster
Closer
  1. Craig Kimbrel
  2. Kenley Jansen
  3. Joel Hanrahan
  4. Joe Nathan
  5. Fernando Rodney
  6. Aroldis Chapman
  7. Chris Perez
  8. Jim Johnson
  9. Jonathan Papelbon
  1. Rafael Soriano
  2. Huston Street
  3. Santiago Casilla
  4. Jason Motte
  5. Ernesto Frieri
  6. J.J. Putz
  7. Tyler Clippard
  8. Casey Janssen
  9. Jonathan Broxton
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Focusing primarily on the science of player valuation and game theory starting in 1997, Todd Zola and Mastersball carved out an important niche in the fantasy industry. In 2006, Todd became the Research Director for fantasybaseball.com, and in 2009, he relaunched Mastersball and is now a managing partner.

Todd competes in Tout Wars and the XFL, and has been a multiple-time league champion in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has been a contributor to the fantasy content at MLB.com and SI.com, is a frequent guest on Sirius/XM and Blog Talk Radio and is an annual speaker at the spring and fall First Pitch Forum symposiums.

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