Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - NL

by Tim Heaney on March 19, 2010 @ 19:00:00 PDT

 


Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - AL

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.

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Justin Maxwell, OF, Washington Nationals

The release of Elijah Dukes opens up time in right field. Maxwell provides the most upside for 2010. He showed in his brief MLB stint last year that there's power-speed intrigue for NL-only leagues. If he wins at least the majority share of this battle, he'll be relevant in deep mixed at times this year, too.

Willie Harris, OF, Washington Nationals

Philadelphia Phillies CL Brad Lidge
Lidge probably won't be ready on time

Also potentially eligible at second base and third base in many leagues, Harris is part of the equation to fill time in right field now that Elijah Dukes is gone. His roster flexibility makes him worth an NL-only depth option; he can steal a bit, but there isn't much upside.

Roger Bernadina, OF, Washington Nationals

Bernadina, 25, has shown power-speed potential similar to Maxwell but has slightly less MLB experience. He's a dark horse for a share of time in Washington's right field without Elijah Dukes. A deep, deep lottery ticket in NL leagues.

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Mat Gamel, 3B, Milwaukee Brewers

He's out six weeks after docs discovered a slight tear in Gamel's latissimus dorsi.

Elijah Dukes, OF, free agent

He was released by the Washington Nationals. Depending on where he lands, he's still talented enough for a no-commitments flier in deep leagues.

Brad Lidge, RP, Philadelphia Phillies

A slight drop because of his likelihood of not being ready for the start of the season; he likely won't miss much time, though. This doesn't change his No. 3 closer value much. In fact, he could come at an even bigger discount now.

Fantasy Baseball Rankings Report - AL

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