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Top 5 Chicago White Sox – Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings 2009
#1 – Carlos Quentin – Outfield
#2 – Bobby Jenks – Relief Pitcher
#3 – Alexi Ramirez – Shortstop
#4 – Jermaine Dye – Outfield
#5 – Paul Konerko – First Base
Player Details & 2009 Projections:
#1 Overall Chicago White Sox – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Carlos Quentin – Outfield
There was never any doubt about Quentin’s potential, however up until last year, he was a constant disappointment. Now with a 36 homerun season in just 130 games under his belt, there is no doubt he has plenty of potential for a 40 plus homerun campaign in 2009. Just be cautious to not draft him too high, as he clearly does not have a good major league track record. If all goes as best as it could for Quentin this year, then a final 2009 stat line should look something like this, 40 homeruns, 110 rbi, 100 runs scored, 10 stolen bases, and a .285 batting average.
#2 Overall Chicago White Sox – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Bobby Jenks – Relief Pitcher
Jenks is clearly one of the most dominate closers in all of baseball, however in terms of his fantasy baseball value, his recent decline in strikeouts over the past three years is quite concerning. In 2006 Jenks posted 80 strikeouts in 69 innings, however in 2007 he posted just 56 strikeouts, and then in 2008 he posted just 38 strikeouts, while still pitching the same number of innings (69 innings, 65 innings, 61 innings). If this trend would continue in 2009, Jenks’ value could go down considerably. However a return to 60 strikeouts seems very possible in 2009, while also posting 30-35 saves, an ERA around 2.50-2.75, and a WHIP close to 1.10.
#3 Overall Chicago White Sox – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Alexi Ramirez – Shortstop
After last year’s breakout, Ramirez will be high in fantasy baseball rankings. However just remember that last year was his only major league experience, and it is possible he regresses in 2009. With that said, Ramirez still has plenty of potential to increase upon his numbers, but he clearly isn’t a safe bet. There are always ‘busts’ in fantasy drafts, and Ramirez could very easily be one of them in 2009. On the other hand, if Ramirez isn’t a bust, 20 homeruns, 15 steals, 70 rbi, 80 runs scored, and a batting average around .290 is possible.
#4 Overall Chicago White Sox – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Jermaine Dye – Outfield
Dye will be 35 for the 2009 fantasy baseball season, and even though he is coming off of five excellent seasons, it wouldn’t at all be surprising to see his stat production decrease in 2009. It would be wise to stay on the conservative with Dye, as stats in the range of 25 homeruns, 80 rbi, 75 runs scored, and a .285 batting average is likely for him in 2009.
#5 Overall Chicago White Sox – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Paul Konerko – First Base
In all honesty, if you cut out his injury riddled 2008 campaign, Konerko would be coming off of consecutive seasons of 41, 40, 35, and 31 homeruns over the past four years. It’s extremely possible a bounce back year could be in store for Konerko in 2009. If he is available late in your draft, Konerko is definitely someone worthy of giving a chance to. 30 homeruns, 90 rbi, 80 runs scored, and a batting average around .280 is possible for Konerko in 2009.