Friday, August 26, 2011


Moving right along with our updated 2011 fantasy baseball rankings as we check in with the hot corner today.  This position once again has been ravaged by injury this season and so the volatility is as high as ever.

1.  Jose Bautista
2.  Evan Longoria
3.  Alex Rodriguez
4.  David Wright
5.  Kevin Youkilis
6.  Aramis Ramirez
7.  Ryan Zimmerman
8.  Adrian Beltre
9.  Pablo Sandoval
10. Mark Reynolds
11. Alex Gordon
12. Michael Young
13. Martin Prado
14. Neil Walker
15. David Freese
16. Jhonny Peralta
17. Pedro Alvarez
18. Casey McGehee
19. Chipper Jones
20. Edwin Encarnacion

-This group is just a mosh pit of injuries and underperformance with 8 of the top 9 guys all spending time on the DL.  We also see Jose Bautista move ahead of Evan Longoria with the latter having another season that has left his owners disappointed.  Longoria saw a power dip last season and this season he has seen his average plummet.  I honestly dont know what to make of the kid since he is supremely talented but than again we have a similar case with Hanley Ramirez at shortstop.  I still endorse Longoria as a top tier guy but not in the first round next season.
-Alex Rodriguez is starting to drop off noticeably as he continues to suffer injuries and this season he has now lost a decent bit of power.  I would stay away from Rodriguez next season as his name will now overshadow his production.
-David Wright and Ryan Zimmerman missed a big chunk of the season with injuries as well but I am much more higher on Wright who doesnt have the lengthy DL history that Zimmerman does.  Wright also steals bases which he has in his favor so he is the one to pick over the other next season.
-Aramis Ramirez had the typically huge contract year season.  He also has a lengthy injury history and will be 35 next season so danger lurks.  He will likely be overvalued. 
-Mark Reynolds once again is hitting a boatload of home runs and putting up a disgusting average.  Not for me but I understand if you are a fan since dingers are tough to come by.

There you have it.  The offseason will be here soon which is when I go into draft mode for next season.  Keep checking back for more updates.  Post your thoughts below.

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