Fantasy Baseball Rankings 2012

For years I've provided fantasy baseball rankings at each position online for free.  For 2012 I'm pleased to have The Midwesternist serve as the home for all of my fantasy nerdery.  I hope these rankings serve you well in your upcoming drafts.

These rankings are designed for a 5x5 league with the standard statistical categories.  Positional eligibility is based off Yahoo's rules (10 games played or 5 games started).  Please keep that in mind as other leagues and sites may have different requirements.  If you don't play on Yahoo, I recommend you do your homework and verify a player's eligibility in your league.

Rankings Updated: 3/21/12


CATCHER
1. Mike Napoli, TEX
2. Carlos Santana, CLE
3. Brian McCann, ATL
4. Joe Mauer, MIN
5. Buster Posey, SF
6. Miguel Montero, ARI
7. Alex Avila, DET
8. Matt Wieters, BAL
9. Jesus Montero, SEA
10. Yadier Molina, STL
11. J.P. Arencibia, TOR
12. Russell Martin, NYY
13. Wilson Ramos, WAS
14. Geovany Soto, CHC
15. Kurt Suzuki, OAK
16. Jonathan Lucroy, MIL
17. John Buck, MIA
18. Salvador Perez, KC
19. Ryan Doumit, MIN
20. A.J. Pierzynski, CHW
21. Carlos Ruiz, PHI
22. Chris Iannetta, LAA
23. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, BOS
24. Ramon Hernandez, COL
25. Devin Mesoraco, CIN
26. Miguel Olivo, SEA
27. Nick Hundley, SD
28. Rod Barajas, PIT
29. Josh Thole, NYM
30. Ryan Hanigan, CIN
31. Yorvit Torrealba, TEX
32. Wilin Rosario, COL
33. Ryan Lavarnway, BOS
34. A.J. Ellis, LAD
35. Chris Snyder, HOU
36. Josh Donaldson, OAK
37. John Jaso, TB
38. Jason Castro, HOU
39. Hank Conger, LAA
40. Ivan Rodriguez, WAS

FIRST BASE
1. Miguel Cabrera, DET
2. Albert Pujols, LAA
3. Joey Votto, CIN
4. Adrian Gonzalez, BOS
5. Prince Fielder, DET
6. Mark Teixeira, NYY
7. Pablo Sandoval, SF
8. Paul Konerko, CHW
9. Eric Hosmer, KC
10. Michael Young, TEX
11. Michael Morse, WAS
12. Mike Napoli, TEX
13. Carlos Santana, CLE
14. Lance Berkman, STL
15. Kevin Youkilis, BOS
16. Billy Butler, KC
17. Howie Kendrick, LAA
18. Michael Cuddyer, COL
19. Mark Reynolds, BAL
20. Freddie Freeman, ATL
21. Joe Mauer, MIN
22. Nick Swisher, NYY
23. Adam Lind, TOR
24. Paul Goldschmidt, ARI
25. Ike Davis, NYM
26. Gaby Sanchez, MIA
27. Ryan Howard, PHI
28. Carlos Lee, HOU
29. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR
30. Lucas Duda, NYM
31. Mark Trumbo, LAA
32. Carlos Pena, TB
33. Brandon Belt, SF
34. Kendrys Morales, LAA
35. Justin Morneau, MIN
36. James Loney, LAD
37. Mike Carp, SEA
38. Adam Dunn, CHW
39. Daniel Murphy, NYM
40. Yonder Alonso, SD

SECOND BASE
1. Robinson Cano, NYY
2. Dustin Pedroia, BOS
3. Ian Kinsler, TEX
4. Ben Zobrist, TB
5. Michael Young, TEX
6. Brandon Phillips, CIN
7. Dan Uggla, ATL
8. Rickie Weeks, MIL
9. Howie Kendrick, LAA
10. Michael Cuddyer, COL
11. Chase Utley, PHI
12. Neil Walker, PIT
13. Jason Kipnis, CLE
14. Jemile Weeks, OAK
15. Dustin Ackley, SEA
16. Ryan Roberts, ARI
17. Kelly Johnson, TOR
18. Danny Espinosa, WAS
19. Aaron Hill, ARI
20. Marco Scutaro, COL
21. Daniel Murphy, NYM
22. Jose Altuve, HOU
23. Omar Infante, MIA
24. Allen Craig, STL
25. Gordon Beckham, CHW
26. Ryan Raburn, DET
27. Johnny Giavotella, KC
28. Mike Aviles, BOS
29. Sean Rodriguez, TB
30. Orlando Hudson, SD
31. Darwin Barney, CHC
32. Maicer Izturis, LAA
33. Mark Ellis, LAD
34. Brian Roberts, BAL
35. Alexi Casilla, MIN
36. Freddy Sanchez, SF
37. Jamey Carroll, MIN
38. Tyler Greene, STL
39. Ruben Tejada, NYM
40. Eduardo Nunez, NYY

THIRD BASE
1. Miguel Cabrera, DET
2. Jose Bautista, TOR
3. Hanley Ramirez, MIA
4. Evan Longoria, TB
5. Adrian Beltre, TEX
6. Ryan Zimmerman, WAS
7. Brett Lawrie, TOR
8. David Wright, NYM
9. Pablo Sandoval, SF
10. Michael Young, TEX
11. Aramis Ramirez, MIL
12. Alex Rodriguez, NYY
13. Kevin Youkilis, BOS
14. Mark Reynolds, BAL
15. Martin Prado, ATL
16. David Freese, STL
17. Emilio Bonifacio, MIA
18. Mike Moustakas, KC
19. Ryan Roberts, ARI
20. Edwin Encarnacion, TOR
21. Chase Headley, SD
22. Danny Valencia, MIN
23. Lonnie Chisenhall, CLE
24. Daniel Murphy, NYM
25. Chipper Jones, ATL
26. Placido Polanco, PHI
27. Brent Morel, CHW
28. Mike Aviles, BOS
29. Jed Lowrie, HOU
30. Pedro Alvarez, PIT
31. Ian Stewart, CHC
32. Mat Gamel, MIL
33. Chris Davis, BAL
34. Alberto Callaspo, LAA
35. Sean Rodriguez, TB
36. Scott Rolen, CIN
37. Jimmy Paredes, HOU
38. Ty Wigginton, PHI
39. Wilson Betemit, BAL
40. Maicer Izturis, LAA

SHORTSTOP
1. Troy Tulowitzki, COL
2. Hanley Ramirez, MIA
3. Jose Reyes, MIA
4. Starlin Castro, CHC
5. Asdrubal Cabrera, CLE
6. Elvis Andrus, TEX
7. Jimmy Rollins, PHI
8. Derek Jeter, NYY
9. Alexei Ramirez, CHW
10. Erick Aybar, LAA
11. Dee Gordon, LAD
12. J.J. Hardy, BAL
13. Emilio Bonifacio, MIA
14. Jhonny Peralta, DET
15. Yunel Escobar, TOR
16. Marco Scutaro, COL
17. Ian Desmond, WAS
18. Alcides Escobar, KC
19. Stephen Drew, ARI
20. Cliff Pennington, OAK
21. Zack Cozart, CIN
22. Jason Bartlett, SD
23. Jed Lowrie, HOU
24. Rafael Furcal, STL
25. Mike Aviles, BOS
26. Sean Rodriguez, TB
27. Alex Gonzalez, MIL
28. Eduardo Nunez, NYY
29. Tyler Pastornicky, ATL
30. Clint Barmes, PIT
31. Jamey Carroll, MIN
32. Alexi Casilla, MIN
33. Brendan Ryan, SEA
34. Ruben Tejada, NYM
35. Ryan Theriot, SF
36. Willie Bloomquist, ARI
37. Robert Andino, BAL
38.Yuniesky Betancourt, KC
39. Tyler Greene, STL
40. Maicer Izturis, LAA

OUTFIELD
1. Matt Kemp, LAD
2. Ryan Braun, MIL
3. Jose Bautista, TOR
4. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS
5. Justin Upton, ARI
6. Carlos Gonzalez, COL
7. Curtis Granderson, NYY
8. Andrew McCutchen, PIT
9. Josh Hamilton, TEX
10. Mike Stanton, MIA
11. Matt Holliday, STL
12. Hunter Pence, PHI
13. Jay Bruce, CIN
14. Alex Gordon, KC
15. Shin-Soo Choo, CLE
16. Nelson Cruz, TEX
17. Michael Morse, WAS
18. Desmond Jennings, TB
19. Shane Victorino, PHI
20. Michael Bourn, ATL
21. Ben Zobrist, TB
22. B.J. Upton, TB
23. Adam Jones, BAL
24. Lance Berkman, STL
25. Jayson Werth, WAS
26. Chris Young, ARI
27. Andre Ethier, LAD
28. Corey Hart, MIL
29. Drew Stubbs, CIN
30. Ichiro Suzuki, SEA
31. Howie Kendrick, LAA
32. Michael Cuddyer, COL
33. Brett Gardner, NYY
34. Carl Crawford, BOS
35. Jason Heyward, ATL
36. Nick Markakis, BAL
37. Carlos Beltran, STL
38. Melky Cabrera, SF
39. Nick Swisher, NYY
40. Cameron Maybin, SD
41. Logan Morrison, MIA
42. Jeff Francoeur, KC
43. Coco Crisp, OAK
44. Torii Hunter, LAA
45. Martin Prado, ATL
46. Matt Joyce, TB
47. Delmon Young, DET
48. Josh Willingham, MIN
49. Peter Bourjos, LAA
50. Carlos Lee, HOU
51. Austin Jackson, DET
52. Emilio Bonifacio, MIA
53. Angel Pagan, SF
54. Brennan Boesch, DET
55. Jose Tabata, PIT
56. Alex Rios, CHW
57. Lucas Duda, NYM
58. Brandon Belt, SF
59. Jason Kubel, ARI
60. Mark Trumbo, LAA
61. Alejandro de Aza, CHW
62. Colby Rasmus, TOR
63. J.D. Martinez, HOU
64. Dexter Fowler, COL
65. Yonder Alonso, SD
66. Yoenis Cespedes, OAK
67. Vernon Wells, LAA
68. Mike Carp, SEA
69. Carlos Quentin, SD
70. Lorenzo Cain, KC
71. Michael Brantley, CLE
72. Jason Bay, NYM
73. John Mayberry, PHI
74. Alfonso Soriano, CHC 
75. Ben Revere, MIN 
76. Mike Trout, LAA 
77. Seth Smith, OAK 
78.Chris Heisey, CIN 
79. Dayan Viciedo, CHW 
80. Denard Span, MIN 
81. Nyjer Morgan, MIL
82. Alex Presley, PIT
83. Allen Craig, STL
84. Jon Jay, STL
85. Mitch Moreland, TEX
86. Nolan Reimold, BAL
87. Bobby Abreu, LAA
88.Marlon Byrd, CHC
89. Grady Sizemore, CLE
90. Eric Thames, TOR

STARTING PITCHER
1. Clayton Kershaw, LAD
2. Roy Halladay, PHI
3. Justin Verlander, DET
4. Cliff Lee, PHI
5. Felix Hernandez, SEA
6. CC Sabathia, NYY
7. Jered Weaver, LAA
8. Cole Hamels, PHI
9. Tim Lincecum, SF
10. David Price, TB
11. Dan Haren, LAA
12. Zack Greinke, MIL
13. Jon Lester, BOS
14. Yovani Gallardo, MIL
15. Matt Cain, SF
16. Stephen Strasburg, WAS
17. C.J. Wilson, LAA
18. James Shields, TB
19. Ian Kennedy, ARI
20. Madison Bumgarner, SF
21. Mat Latos, CIN
22. Dan Hudson, ARI
23. Michael Pineda, NYY
24. Tommy Hanson, ATL
25. Adam Wainwright, STL
26. Ricky Romero, TOR
27. Josh Johnson, MIA
28. Josh Beckett, BOS
29. Matt Moore, TB
30. Matt Garza, CHC
31. Yu Darvish, TEX
32. Brandon Beachy, ATL
33. Cory Luebke, SD
34. Anibal Sanchez, MIA
35. Gio Gonzalez, WAS
36. Ubaldo Jimenez, CLE
37. Jordan Zimmermann, WAS
38. Jaime Garcia, STL
39. Johnny Cueto, CIN
40. Shaun Marcum, MIL
41. Max Scherzer, DET
42. Doug Fister, DET
43. Ervin Santana, LAA
44. Hiroki Kuroda, NYY
45. Jeremy Hellickson, TB
46. Brandon Morrow, TOR
47. Colby Lewis, TEX
48. Wandy Rodriguez, HOU
49. Brandon McCarthy, OAK
50. Scott Baker, MIN
51. Jhoulys Chacin, COL
52. Ted Lilly, LAD
53. Tim Hudson, ATL
54. Derek Holland, TEX
55. Justin Masterson, CLE
56. John Danks, CHW
57. Clay Buchholz, BOS
58. Vance Worley, PHI
59. Tim Stauffer, SD
60. Jair Jurrjens, ATL
61. Gavin Floyd, CHW
62. Bud Norris, HOU
63. Trevor Cahill, ARI
64. Neftali Feliz, TEX
65. Chad Billingsley, LAD
66. Ryan Dempster, CHC
67. Edwin Jackson, WAS
68. Mike Minor, ATL
69. Daniel Bard, BOS
70. Ricky Nolasco, MIA
71. Chris Carpenter, STL
72. R.A. Dickey, NYM
73. Jonathon Niese, NYM
74. Mike Leake, CIN
75. Ryan Vogelsong, SF
76. Chris Sale, CHW
77. Jonathan Sanchez, KC
78. Mark Buehrle. MIA
79. Josh Collmenter, ARI
80. Ivan Nova, NYY
81. Francisco Liriano, MIN
82. Johan Santana, NYM
83. Henderson Alvarez, TOR
84. Homer Bailey, CIN
85. Jake Peavy, CHW
86. Phil Hughes, NYY
87. Jeff Niemann, TB
88.Luke Hochevar, KC
89. Erik Bedard, PIT
90. Bartolo Colon, OAK
91. Randy Wolf, MIL
92. Matt Harrison, TEX
93. Chris Capuano, LAD
94. Rick Porcello, DET
95. Phil Humber, CHW
96. James McDonald, PIT
97. Juan Nicasio, COL
98.Roy Oswalt, FA
99. Wei-Yin Chen, BAL
100. Aaron Crow, KC

RELIEF PITCHER
1. Craig Kimbrel, ATL
2. Jonathan Papelbon, PHI
3. Mariano Rivera, NYY
4. John Axford, MIL
5. Drew Storen, WAS
6. Ryan Madson, CIN
7. J.J. Putz, ARI
8. Brian Wilson, SF
9. Heath Bell, MIA
10. Joel Hanrahan, PIT
11. Jose Valverde, DET
12. Andrew Bailey, BOS
13. Rafael Betancourt, COL
14. Jason Motte, STL
15. Sergio Santos, TOR
16. Carlos Marmol, CHC
17. Jordan Walden, LAA
18. Brandon League, SEA
19. Joe Nathan, TEX
20. Huston Street, SD
21. Kenley Jansen, LAD
22. Kyle Farnsworth, TB
23. Matt Thornton, CHW
24. Greg Holland, KC
25. Frank Francisco, NYM
26. Chris Perez, CLE
27. Jim Johnson, BAL
28. Grant Balfour, OAK
29. Matt Capps, MIN 
30. Tyler Clippard, WAS 
31. Brett Myers, HOU 
32. Jonny Venters, ATL 
33. Javy Guerra, LAD
34. Vinnie Pestano, CLE
35. Mike Adams, TEX
36. Sergio Romo, SF
37. David Robertson, NYY
38. Sean Marshall, CIN
39. Brandon Lyon, HOU
40. Francisco Rodriguez, MIL