Here are the Top 10 prospects for your fantasy baseball draft in 2009. The top ten players in my fantasy baseball rankings are as follows:
1. Alex Rodriguez – Yankee 3B
2. David Wright – Mets 3B
3. Albert Pujols – Cardinals 1B
4. Hanley Ramirez – Mariners SS
5. Jose Reyes – Mets SS
6. Miguel Cabrera – Tigers 1B
7. Matt Holliday – Rockies OF
8. Alfonso Soriano – Cubs OF
9. Jimmy Rollins – Phillies SS
10. Chase Utley – Phillies 2B
#1 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Alex Rodriguez
Alex Rodriguez continues to be a special player, while he is not getting any younger I’ll take a veteran player any day. Batting .300, hitting 40 homers, scoring and batting in 100 runs and swiping 15 bases is almost a certainty if healthy.
#2 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – David Wright
David Wright is the man to take if you have any concerns about A-Rod. .300, 30 HR, 120 RBI, 100 Runs, and 15 Stolen Bases seems to quite probable from David Wright in 2009.
#3 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Albert Pujols
Albert Pujols is another player that could easily be the first pick in your baseball fantasy draft in 2009. There is no reason to expect another great season in 2009. Something along the lines of .320, 35 HR, 110 RBI, 100 Runs, and a handful of stolen bases can be expected in 2009 from Albert Pujols.
#4 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Hanley Ramirez
If the Marlins hit well around him, Hanley Ramirez may well hit .340 with 35 HRs, and steal 40 bases.
#5 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Jose Reyes
Jose Reyes could be the first player taken in your 2009 fantasy baseball league. Why? At 25 he may well build upon his already great numbers. Expect Jose Reyes number to be around .280, 20 home runs, 75 RBIs, 110 runs, and 50 or more stolen bases in 2009. If he is available, then draft him early.
#6 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera is another player that may have been hurt in fantasy baseball draft ranking due to some difficulties last year. But expect Cabrera to easily recover, remember he is only 25 as well. Look for .300, 40 HR, 115 RBI’s, 80 Runs from Cabrera.
#7 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Matt Holliday
Matt Holliday may be a concern given his move to Oakland, but with so much potential he’ll be hard to pass up. Even moving from the thin air of Colorado, you should be able to expect from Matt Holliday a 2009 along the lines of .310, 25 HR, 100 RBI, 100 Runs, and 10 stolen bases.
#8 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Alfonso Soriano
Playing Alfonso Soriano is like trying to pick stocks. He is up and down, but over the long run produces. Expect Alfonso Soriano to have a 2009 along the lines of .280, 35 HR, 90 RBI, 80 runs and 25 stolen bases.
#9 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Jimmy Rollins
Jimmy Rollins placement in the top 10 has a lot to do with him playing shortstop. He had an ankle injury last year, but how can you place blame on his ankle for falling numbers when he swiped almost 50 bases? In any case, look for a 2009 of around .270, 25 HR, 70 RBI, 95 runs, and 35+ stolen bases from Jimmy Rollins.
#10 Overall Fantasy Baseball Draft Ranking 2009 – Chase Utley
Chase Utley drafters in 2009 need to keep a close eye on his return from surgery. Look for a 2009 fantasy season of around .295, 30 HR, 105 runs, 105 RBI, 15 stolen bases. If you are scared of Chase Utley’s hip, take a look at Ian Kinsler or Dustin Pedroia with a later pick.