Fantasy baseball players in contract years - NL

by KFFL Staff on January 27, 2011 @ 03:44:37 PDT

 


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 American League fantasy baseball players on draft day.

Catchers

Player Team
Option
Henry Blanco Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Ramon Hernandez Cincinnati Reds
--
Rod Barajas Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Dioner Navarro Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Brian Schneider Philadelphia Phillies
--
Ryan Doumit Pittsburgh Pirates
club
Chris Snyder Pittsburgh Pirates
club
Gregg Zaun San Diego Padres
--
Gerald Laird St. Louis Cardinals
--
Yadier Molina St. Louis Cardinals
club
Ivan Rodriguez Washington Nationals
--

First basemen

Player Team
Option
Xavier Nady Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Carlos Pena Chicago Cubs
--
Jason Giambi Colorado Rockies
--
Prince Fielder Milwaukee Brewers
--
Ross Gload Philadelphia Phillies
--
Garrett Atkins Pittsburgh Pirates
--
Lyle Overbay Pittsburgh Pirates
--
Jorge Cantu San Diego Padres
--
Brad Hawpe San Diego Padres
--
Albert Pujols St. Louis Cardinals
--

Second basemen

Player Team
Option
Kelly Johnson Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Brandon Phillips Cincinnati Reds
club
Jose Lopez Colorado Rockies
--
Omar Infante Florida Marlins
--
Clint Barmes Houston Astros
--
Bill Hall Houston Astros
mutual
Jamey Carroll Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Craig Counsell Milwaukee Brewers
--
Rickie Weeks Milwaukee Brewers
--
Luis Castillo New York Mets
--
Freddy Sanchez San Francisco Giants
--
Alex Cora Washington Nationals
--

Third basemen

Player Team
Option
Melvin Mora Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Aramis Ramirez Chicago Cubs
--
Joe Crede Colorado Rockies
--
Wes Helms Florida Marlins
--
Casey Blake Los Angeles Dodgers
club
Nick Punto St. Louis Cardinals
--

Shortstops

Player Team
Option
Alex Gonzalez Atlanta Braves
--
Edgar Renteria Cincinnati Reds
--
Rafael Furcal Los Angeles Dodgers
club/vesting
Yuniesky Betancourt Milwaukee Brewers
club
Craig Counsell Milwaukee Brewers
--
Jose Reyes New York Mets
--
Jimmy Rollins Philadelphia Phillies
--
Ronny Cedeno Pittsburgh Pirates
club
Miguel Tejada San Francisco Giants
--
Jerry Hairston Jr. Washington Nationals
--

Outfielders

Player Team
Option
Willie Bloomquist Arizona Diamondbacks
mutual
Eric Hinske Atlanta Braves
club
Nate McLouth Atlanta Braves
club
Reed Johnson Chicago Cubs
--
Kosuke Fukudome Chicago Cubs
--
Jonny Gomes Cincinnati Reds
--
Jeremy Hermida Cincinnati Reds
--
Dewayne Wise Florida Marlins
--
Jason Michaels Houston Astros
--
Marcus Thames Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Gabe Kapler Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Scott Hairston New York Mets
--
Willie Harris New York Mets
--
Carlos Beltran New York Mets
--
Raul Ibanez Philadelphia Phillies
--
Ryan Ludwick San Diego Padres
--
Pat Burrell San Francisco Giants
--
Mark DeRosa San Francisco Giants
--
Cody Ross San Francisco Giants
--
Rick Ankiel Washington Nationals
--
Matt Stairs Washington Nationals
--

Starting pitchers

Player Team
Option
Zach Duke Arizona Diamondbacks
mutual
Aaron Heilman Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Kenshin Kawakami Atlanta Braves
--
Ryan Dempster Chicago Cubs
player
Carlos Silva Chicago Cubs
mutual
Todd Wellemeyer Chicago Cubs
--
Aaron Cook Colorado Rockies
mutual
Javier Vazquez Florida Marlins
--
Jon Garland Los Angeles Dodgers
vesting
Hiroki Kuroda Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Vicente Padilla Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Oliver Perez New York Mets
--
Chris Young New York Mets
--
Roy Oswalt Philadelphia Phillies
mutual
Paul Maholm Pittsburgh Pirates
club
Scott Olsen Pittsburgh Pirates
club
Aaron Harang San Diego Padres
mutual
Chris Carpenter St. Louis Cardinals
club
Adam Wainwright St. Louis Cardinals
vesting
Livan Hernandez Washington Nationals
--
Jason Marquis Washington Nationals
--
Chien-Ming Wang Washington Nationals
--

Relief pitchers

Player Team
Option
Micah Owings Arizona Diamondbacks
--
Scott Linebrink Atlanta Braves
--
George Sherrill Atlanta Braves
--
Kerry Wood Chicago Cubs
--
John Grabow Chicago Cubs
--
Francisco Cordero Cincinnati Reds
club
Dontrelle Willis Cincinnati Reds
--
Matt Belisle Colorado Rockies
--
Rafael Betancourt Colorado Rockies
--
LaTroy Hawkins Houston Astros
--
Jonathan Broxton Los Angeles Dodgers
--
Takashi Saito Milwaukee Brewers
--
Francisco Rodriguez New York Mets
club/vesting
Blaine Boyer New York Mets
--
Tim Byrdak New York Mets
--
Brad Lidge Philadelphia Phillies
club
Danys Baez Philadelphia Phillies
--
Ryan Madson Philadelphia Phillies
--
Heath Bell San Diego Padres
--
Chad Qualls San Diego Padres
club
Jeff Suppan San Francisco Giants
--
Javier Lopez San Francisco Giants
--
Ryan Franklin St. Louis Cardinals
--
Miguel Batista St. Louis Cardinals
--
Brian Tallet St. Louis Cardinals
--
Chad Gaudin Washington Nationals
--
Todd Coffey Washington Nationals
--
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