The 2011 Designated Hitter Rankings and Projections are here! All two of them. It's the Battle of the Bulging Bellies. "Huge Hafner" vs "Big Sloppy". It's the guy named after the aging playboy millionaire and the guy whose age is undetermined. Make the jump for your 2011 DH Rankings and Projections to make fun of David Ortiz in the comments section.
If you're not willing to admit David Ortiz is trending downward, there is nothing I can do for you. You are doomed. Yes, Travis Hafner has shoulder issues. He was credited with a 12.8% HR/FB%, rather than his 18.4% career percentage. 12.8% came from averaging out his 2009 & 2010 numbers (after shoulder surgery).
What really grinds my gears: Hafner over Ortiz. I would check the ADP to see which is more of a bargin but MDC is down (as ussual). But, on ranking alone I'll take Ortiz. The shoulder injury zapped Hafner of his power and I have him down for 13 HR. As for Ortiz I don't see the average as a trend and I have him for .255 (same as Hafner). As you will see in my Ortiz projection I feel very comfortable in a bounce back year for Big Papi.
(450 AB) 70-25-80-0-.255