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Top 5 San Francisco Giants – Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings 2009
#1 – Tim Lincecum – Starting Pitcher
#2 – Bengie Molina – Catcher
#3 – Matt Cain – Starting Pitcher
#4 – Pablo Sandoval – Third Base
#5 – Fred Lewis – Outfield / Brian Wilson – Relief Pitcher
Player Details & 2009 Projections:
#1 Overall San Francisco Giant – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Tim Lincecum – Starting Pitcher
Even though his major league experience and track record amounts really to just his success last year, Lincecum may actually be a better option than Johan Santana. In fact if Lincecum didn’t play for the Giants, he likely would be the #1 overall starting pitcher heading into the 2009 fantasy baseball season. However assuming the Giants have a hard time winning games again in 2009, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a decrease in Lincecum’s win total from last year. Luckily however for fantasy baseball teams, Lincecum has an exceptional chance of once again leading all pitchers in strikeouts while posting excellent ERA and WHIP numbers. Something in the range of 15 wins, 250 plus strikeouts, a 2.50-2.75 ERA, and a 1.10-1.20 WHIP seem likely for Lincecum in 2009.
#2 Overall San Francisco Giant – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Bengie Molina – Catcher
Even at age 34 last season, Molina still managed to belt out 16 homeruns, 95 rbi’s, and a .292 batting average. Numbers like that from a catcher are gold for fantasy teams. While a downturn in production is likely in 2009, Molina still has plenty to offer fantasy teams, and another year of good fantasy stats is possible. 10-15 homeruns, 70-80 rbi, 40-50 runs scored, and a batting average around .295 are a good bet for Molina in 2009.
#3 Overall San Francisco Giant – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Matt Cain – Starting Pitcher
Before CY Young Tiny Tim Lincecum came along, Cain was considered the Giants best young starting pitcher who was going to be their future ace and CY Young candidate. However after three consecutive disappointing seasons, Cain’s value has dropped tremendously in fantasy baseball leagues. Yet with so much potential, Cain and his 24 year old arm could finally breakout in 2009. 10-12 wins, 200 strikeouts, an ERA around 3.50, and a WHIP around 1.25 are possible if Cain finally pitches like he is capable of in 2009.
#4 Overall San Francisco Giant – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Pablo Sandoval – Third Base
Currently projected to play third base for the Giants, Sandoval may qualify at catcher and likely first base in your league based on his playing time last year. And if Sandoval does quality at all three of these positions, he may just be the steal of numerous fantasy baseball drafts in 2009. Sandoval offers outstanding power potential and could easily post 20 plus homeruns and 70 rbi while hitting at or above a .300 clip.
#5 Overall San Francisco Giant – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Fred Lewis – Outfield
While Lewis isn’t exactly unknown to fantasy baseball mangers after posting 21 steals in 2008, he will likely get drafted a lot later in fantasy baseball drafts than his potential 2009 stats would warrant. A Nate McLouth emergence and production could be in store for Lewis in 2009, with 15 homeruns, 30 plus steals, 90-100 runs scored, 60 rbi, and a batting average between .280-.290 likely.
#5 Overall San Francisco Giant – Fantasy Baseball 2009: Brian Wilson – Relief Pitcher
After emerging onto the scene in 2007, the Giants decided to hand the reigns of closer over to the 26 year old Wilson. And with his new job title, Wilson posted a career high 41 saves and 67 strikeouts. Unfortunately the downfall for Wilson comes in his high ERA and WHIP numbers. If he can manage to straighten out those numbers, Wilson will be a lot more valuable at the end of the 2009 season than he is entering the 2009 season. While it is possible that Wilson’s bad ERA and WHIP cost him the closers role in 2009, it is also possible that he keeps the job and posts another 35 plus saves season in 2009. As of right now, Wilson is an extremely volatile fantasy baseball player entering the 2009 season. The potential for 30-35 saves, 70 strikeouts, an ERA around 3.80, and a WHIP around 1.20 is possible for Wilson if everything goes as best as it possibly could in 2009.