Fantasy baseball players in contract years - NL

by KFFL Staff on February 5, 2010 @ 17:00:00 PDT

 


Also see: Fantasy baseball players in contract years - AL

Historically, according to Baseball HQ, approximately half of the position players in contract years have performed above their normal production, relative to the rest of their careers. For pitchers, that fraction falls drastically; roughly three in 20 post considerably better lines than normal in contract years. Keep that in mind when you consider the value of these National League fantasy baseball players on draft day.

Catchers

Player Team
Option
Henry Blanco New York Mets
--
Ramon Hernandez Cincinnati Reds
vesting
Jason LaRue St. Louis Cardinals
--
David Ross Atlanta Braves
--
Gregg Zaun Milwaukee Brewers
club

First basemen

Player Team Option
Lance Berkman Houston Astros
club
Jorge Cantu Florida Marlins
--
Adam Dunn Washington Nationals
--
Derrek Lee Chicago Cubs
--
Doug Mientkiewicz Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
club

Second basemen

Player Team
Option
Alex Cora New York Mets
vesting
Omar Infante Atlanta Braves
club
Akinori Iwamura Pittsburgh Pirates
--
Julio Lugo St. Louis Cardinals
--
Kazuo Matsui Houston Astros
--

Third basemen

Player Team
Option
Geoff Blum Houston Astros
mutual
Craig Counsell Milwaukee Brewers
--
David Eckstein San Diego Padres
--
Pedro Feliz Houston Astros
--
Wes Helms Florida Marlins
--
Aramis Ramirez Chicago Cubs
player
Ramon Vazquez Pittsburgh Pirates
--

Shortstops

Player Team
Option
Juan Castro Philadelphia Phillies
club
Cristian Guzman Washington Nationals
--
Edgar Renteria San Francisco Giants
club
Jose Reyes New York Mets
club

Outfielders

Player Team
Option
Eric Byrnes Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Jody Gerut Milwaukee Brewers
--
Willie Harris Washington Nationals
--
Brad Hawpe Colorado Rockies
club
Jason Michaels Houston Astros
--
Manny Ramirez Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Willy Taveras Cincinnati Reds
--
Jayson Werth Philadelphia Phillies
--

Starting pitchers

Player Team
Option
Bronson Arroyo Cincinnati Reds
club
Joe Blanton Philadelphia Phillies
--
Dave Bush Milwaukee Brewers
--
Matt Cain San Francisco Giants
vesting
Kevin Correia San Diego Padres
--
Jorge De La Rosa Colorado Rockies
--
Jeff Francis Colorado Rockies
club
Aaron Harang Cincinnati Reds
club
Hiroki Kuroda Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Ted Lilly Chicago Cubs
--
Rodrigo Lopez Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Brian Moehler Houston Astros
--
Jamie Moyer Philadelphia Phillies
--
Brad Penny St. Louis Cardinals
--
Jeff Suppan Milwaukee Brewers
club
Brandon Webb Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Chris Young San Diego Padres
club

Relief pitchers

Player Team
Option
Jeremy Affeldt San Francisco Giants
--
Luis Ayala Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Rafael Betancourt Colorado Rockies
--
Chad Durbin Philadelphia Phillies
--
Pedro Feliciano New York Mets
--
Aaron Heilman Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Trevor Hoffman Milwaukee Brewers
mutual
Mike Lincoln Cincinnati Reds
--
Justin M. Miller Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Trever Miller St. Louis Cardinals
vesting
Chad Qualls Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Dennys Reyes St. Louis Cardinals
--
Juan Rincon Colorado Rockies
--
David Riske Milwaukee Brewers
club
J.C. Romero Philadelphia Phillies
club
Takashi Saito Atlanta Braves
--
Huston Street Colorado Rockies
--
Billy Wagner Atlanta Braves
vesting

Also see: Fantasy baseball players in contract years - AL

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