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2012 FANTASY BASEBALL POSITIONAL PLAYER RANKING by FSRU.com Staff
This fantasy baseball cheat sheet is written specifically for 5x5 rotisserie baseball which includes the following statistical categories:
The five pitching categories are: Earned Run Average, Strikeouts, Wins, Saves, WHIP (Walks & Hits/Innings Pitched)
The five batting categories are: Batting Average, Home Runs, Runs Batted In, Runs Scored, Steals


Catchers
1.   Carlos Santana (Cle)              13. Geovany Soto (ChC)
2.   Victor Martinez (Bos)             14. Wilson Ramos (Was)
3.   Brian McCann (AtL)                15. Kurt Suzuki (Oak)
4.   Mike Napoli (Tex)                    16. Ryan Doumit (ChC)
5.   Joe Mauer (Min)                     17. Jonathan Lucroy (Mil)
6.   Buster Posey (SF)                  18. Chris Ianetta (Col)
7.   Miguel Montero (Ari)             19. Miguel Olivo (Sea)
8.   Alex Avila (Det)                     20. AJ Pierzynski (CWS)
9.   Matt Wieters (Bal)                 21. Jarrad Saltamacchia (Bos)
10. Yadier Molina (StL)                22. Nick Hundley (SD)
11. Russell Martin (NYY)              23. Ryan Lavarnway (Bos)
12. J.P Arencibia, (Tor)                24. Salvatore Perez (KC)

First Basemen
1.   Albert Pujols (StL)                 17.  Adam Lind (Tor) 
2.   Miguel Cabrera (Det)             18.  Mitch Moreland (Tex)
3.   Adrian Gonzalez (Bos)           19.  Mark Trumbo (Ana) 
4.   Joey Votto (Cin)                    20.  Brandon Belt (SF) 
5.   Mark Teixeira (NYY)               21.  Carlos Lee (Hou)
6.   Prince Fielder (Mil)                 22.  Carlos Pena (ChC)
7.   Paul Konerko (CWS)              23.  Kendrys Morales (LAA), DL
8.   Lance Berkman (StL)             24.  Adam Dunn (CWS)
9.   Ryan Howard (Phi), DL          25.  Todd Helton (Col)     
10. Eric Hosmer (KC)                    26.  Justin Smoak (Sea)
11. Ike Davis, (NYM)                    27.  Kyle Blanks (SD)
12. Paul Goldschmidt (Ari)           28.  Daniel Murphy (NYM)
13. Michael Morse (Was)             29.  Juan Rivera (LAD)

14. Gaby Sanchez (Fla)                30.  James Loney (LAD) 
15. Freddie Freeman (Atl)            31.  Russell Branyon (LAA)

16. Justin Morneau (Min)             32.  Melvin Mora (Ari)

Second Basemen
1.   Robinson Cano (NYY)            13.  Jemile Weeks (Oak) 
2.   Dustin Pedroia (Bos)             14.  Neil Walker (Pit)
3.   Ian Kinsler (Tex)                    15.  Ryan Roberts (Ari) 
4.   Brandon Phillips (Cin)            16.  Aaron Hill (Ari)
5.   Dan Uggla (Fla)                      17.  Brian Roberts (Bal)
6.   Chase Utley (Phi)                  18.  Jose Altuva (Hou)
7.   Rickie Weeks (Mil)                 19.  Gordon Beckham (CWS)
8.   Ben Zobrist (TB)                    20.  Kelly Johnson (Tor)
9.   Danny Espinosa (Was)          21.  Johnny Giavotella (KC)     
10. Jason Kipnis (Cle)                  22.  Omar Infante (Fla)
11. Howard Kendrick (LAA)        23.  Orlando Hudson (SD)
12. Dustin Ackley (Sea)              24.  Sean Rodriquez (TB)

Shortstops
1.   Troy Tulowitzki (Col)             13.  Alexei Ramirez (CWS) 
2.   Jose Reyes (NYM)                 14.  Emilio Bonifacio (Fla)
3.   Hanley Ramirez (Fla)             15.  Johnny Peralta (Det) 
4.   Asdrubal Cabrera (Cle)         16.  Stephen Drew (Ari)  
5.   Elvis Andrus (Tex)                 17.  Yunel Escobar (Tor)
6.   Jimmy Rollins (Phi)                 18.  Zack Cozart (Cin)
7.   Starlin Castro (ChC)              19.  Ian Desmond (Was)
8.   Eric Aybar (LAA)                   20.  Marco Scutaro (Bos)
9.   Derek Jeter (NYY)                 21.  Alcides Escobar (KC)     
10. Rafael Furcal (StL)                22.  Jason Bartlett (SD)
11. Dee Gordon (LAD)                 23.  Yuniesky Betancourt (Mil)
12. JJ Hardy (Bal)                        24.  Alex Gonzalez (Atl)

 
Third Basemen
1.   Evan Longoria (TB)               13.  Edwin Encarnacion (Tor) 
2.   Adrian Beltre (Tex)               14.  Mike Moustakas (KC)
3.   Ryan Zimmerman (Was)       15.  Chase Headley (SD) 
4.   David Wright (NYM)              16.  David Freese (StL)  
5.   Brett Lawrie (Tor)                17.  Chipper Jones (Atl)
6.   Alex Rodriquez (NYY)           18.  Placido Polanco (Phi)
7.   Michael Young (Tex)             19.  Pedro Alvarez (Pit)
8.   Kevin Youkilis (Bos)              20.  Jed Lowrie (Bos)
9.   Pablo Sandoval (SF)              21.  Alberto Callaspo (LAA)     
10. Mark Reynolds (Bal)              22.  Danny Valencia (Min)
11. Aramis Ramirez (SD)             23.  Ian Stewart (Col)
12. Martin Prado (LA)                 24.  Scott Rolen (Cin)

Outfielders
1.   Matt Kemp (LAD)                   33. Torii Hunter (LAA)
2.   Jacoby Ellsbury (Bos)            34. Andre Ethier (LAD)
3.   Ryan Braun (Mil)                    35. Michael Cuddyer (Min)
4.   Jose Bautista (Tor)                36. Yeonis Caspedes (Oak) 
5.   Curtis Granderson (NYY)       37. Austin Jackson (Det)
6.   Justin Upton (Ari)                  38. Josh Willingham (Oak) 
7.   Josh Hamilton (Tex)               39. Cameron Maybin (SD)
8.   Carlos Gonzalez (Col)             40. Matt Joyce (TB)
9.   Matt Holliday (StL)                41. Coco Crisp (Oak)
10. Carl Crawford (Bos)               42.  Logan Morrison (Fla)
11. Andrew McCutchen (Pit)       43. Carlos Quentin (SD)
12. Shane Victorino (Phi)            44. Delmon Young (Det)
13. Hunter Pence (Phi)                45. Carlos Lee (Hou)
14. Jay Bruce (Cin)                      46. Angel Pagan (NYM)
15. Mike Stanton (Fla)                 47.  Mike Trout (LAA)
16. Melky Cabrera (KC)               48. Alfonso Soriano (ChC
17. Drew Stubbs (Cin)                 49. Ben Revere (Min)
18. Alex Gordon (KC)                   50. Alex Rios (CWS)
19. Michael Bourne (Atl)             51. Rajai Davis (Tor)
20. Desmond Jennings (TB)         52. Bobby Abreau (LAA)
21. Carlos Beltran (SF)                53. Jason Werth (Was) 
22. BJ Upton (TBl)                        54. Dexter Fowler (Col)
23. Adam Jones (Bal)                  55. Jose Tabata (Pit)
24. Nick Swisher (NYY)                56. Jason Bay (NYM)
25. Brett Gardner (NYY)             57. Vernon Wells (LAA)
26. Jeff Francoeur (KC)               58. Lucas Duda (NYM)
27. Nick Markakis (Bal)                59. Brennan Boesch (Det) 
28. Corey Hart (Mil)                    60. Seth Smith (Col)
29. Shin Soo Choo (ChC)             61. Dominick Brown (Phi)
30. Juan Pierre (CWS)                62. Jason Kubel (Min)
31. Ichiru Suzuki (Sea)               63. Denard Span (Min)
32. Peter Bourgos (LAA)           64. Brett Harper (Cin)
 

Starting Pitchers
1.   Roy Halladay (Phi)               51. Clay Buchholz (Bos)
2.   Justin Verlander (Det)        52. Trevor Cahill (Oak)
3.   Tim Lincecum (SF)                53. Brandon Morrow (Tor)
4.   Clayton Kershaw(LAD)        54. Yu Darvish, FA
5.   Cliff Lee (Phi)                       55. John Danks (CWS)
6.   C.C. Sabathia (NYY)             56. Justin Masterson (Cle)
7.   Felix Hernandez (Sea)         57. Derek Holland (Tex)
8.   Dan Haren (LAA)                 58. Vance Worley (Phi)
9.   Jon Lester (Bos)                  59. Hiroki Kuroda (LAD)
10. Cole Hamels (Phi)                 60. Doug Fister (Det)
11. Jered Weaver (LAA)           61. Jhoulys Chacin (Col)
12. David Price (TB)                   62. Brandon McCarthy (Oak)
13. James Shields (TB)               63. Scott Baker (Min)
14. Ian Kennedy (Ari)                64.  Alexi Ogando (Tex)
15. Zack Greinke (Mil)                 65. Jeff Niemann (TB)
16. Madison Bumgarner (SF)      66. Gavin Floyd (CWS)
17. Matt Cain (SF)                       67. Matt Harrison (Tex)
18. Yovani Gallardo (Mil)             68. Tim Stauffer (SD)
19. Josh Beckett (Bos)                69. Phil Hughes (NYY)
20. Mat Latos (SD)                     70. Edwin Jackson (StL)
21. Daniel Hudson (Ari)              71. Eric Bedard (Bos)
22. Tommy Hanson (Atl)             72. Jeff Karstens (Pit)
23. C.J. Wilson (Tex)                   73. Drew Pomeranz (Col)
24. Tim Hudson (Atl)                   74. Ricky Nolasco (Fla)
25. Chris Carpenter (StL)           75. Mark Buerle (CWS)
26. Ricky Romero (Tor)              76. Mike Minor (Atl)
27. Johnny Cueto (Cin)               77. Julio Teheran (Atl)     
28. Jordan Zimmermann (Was)   78. Jonathan Sanchez (SF)
29. Jeremy Hellickson (TB)          79. Mike Leake (Cin)
30. Max Scherzer (Det)               80. Josh Collmenter (Ari)
31. Michael Pineda (Sea)             81. Bud Norris (Hou)
32. Cory Luebke (SD)                  82. Colby Lewis (Tex)
33. Matt Garza (ChC)                   83. R.A. Dickey (NYM)
34. Roy Oswalt (Phi)                    84. Henderson Alvarez (Tor)
35. Adam Wainwright (StL), DL   85. Kyle Lohse (StL)
36. Ubaldo Jimenez (Cle)             86. John Lackey (Bos)
37. Brandon Beachy (Atl)           87. Rich Harden (Oak)
38. Josh Johnson (Fla)                88. Wade Davis (TB)            
39. Shaun Marcum (Mil)              89. Homer Bailey (Cin)
40. Ervin Santana (LAA)             90. Ryan Dempster (ChC)
41. S. Strasburg (Was), DL         91. Jake Peavy (SD)
42. Anibal Sanchez (Fla)              92. Jonathon Niese (NYM)             
43. Jair Jurrjens (Atl)                  93. John Danks (CWS)
44. Ivan Nova (NYY)                    94. Jarrod Parker (Ari)
45. Gio Gonzalez (Oak)                 95. Kyle Lohse (StL)
46. Chad Billingsley (LAD)            96. Edwin Jackson (StL)
47. Wandy Rodriguez (Hou)        97. Edinson Volquez (Cin)
48. Jaime Garcia (STL)                 98. Luke Hochevar (KC)                 
49. Ryan Vogelsong (SF)             99. Josh Tomlin (Cle)                        
50. Ted Lilly (LAD)                     100. Randy Wolf (Mil)

Relief Pitchers
1.   Craig Kimbrel (Atl)                23. Matt Moore (TB)
2.   Brian Wilson (SF)                   24. Kyle Farnsworth (TB)
3.   Drew Storen (Was)               25. Brandon League (Sea)
4.   John Axford (Mil)                   26. Mark Melancon (Hou)
5.   Mariana Rivera (NYY)           27. Huston Street (Col)
6.   Heath Bell (SD)                      28. Fernando Salas (StL)
7.   Jonathan Papelbon (Bos)      29. Aroldis Chapman (Cin)
8.   Joel Hanrahan (Pit)               30. Johnny Venters (Atl)
9.   Neftali Perez (Tex)                31. Kenly Janson (LAD)
10.  JJ Putz (Ari)                         32. Frank Francisco (Tor) 
11.  Jordan Waldron (LAA)         33. Daniel Bard (Bos) 
12.  Joakim Soria (KC)                 34. Bobby Parnell (NYM) 
13.  Jose Valverde (Det)             35. Leo Nunez (Fla) 
14.  Carlos Marmol (ChC)             36. Matt Capps (Min)
15.  Ryan Madson (Phi)               37. David Robertson (NYY) 
16.  Sergio Santos (CWS)            38. Mike Adams (Tex)
17.  Chris Perez (Cle)                   39. David Hernandez (Az)
18.  Francisco Rodriquez (Mil)      40. Javy Guerra (LAD)  
19.  Joe Nathan (Min)                   41. Tyler Clippard (Was)
20.  Andrew Bailey (Oak)             42.  Eduardo Sanchez (StL)
21.  Jason Motte (StL)                 43.  Brad Lidge (Phi)
22.  Francisco Cordero (Cin)         44. Jonathan Broxton (LAD)