Matt Kemp has been on fire lately, but was it enough to overtake Jose Bautista?
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Oh yes, it is once again time for the Top 100 Fantasy Baseballers. We're 10 weeks into the season, it's time for an update. We have over 10 newcomers joining the ranks, including the resurgent David Ortiz and everyone's newest heart throb, Mike Morse. One of those Johnny-come-latelys, however, was not Derek Jeter. He still smells like the poo. Alright, enough small talk. Make the jump the see the risers and fallers, make the jump to see the Top 100 Fantasy Baseballers.
Updated: June 15th, 2011
Just missed the cut (in no particular order): Francisco Liriano, Matt Garza, Michael Young, Gaby Sanchez, Mike Moustakas, Howie Kendrick, Ricky Nolasco, Colby Rasmus, Carlos Beltran, Matt Joyce, Ichiro Suzuki, Coco Crisp, Rajai Davis, Neil Walker, Scott Baker, Ricky Romero, Brandon Morrow, Yovani Gallardo, Wandy Rodriguez, Jordan Zimmermann, Josh Johnson, Starlin Castro
Demoted: Josh Johnson (38), Buster Posey (63), Colby Rasmus (70), Ricky Nolasco (72), Ichiro Suzuki (73), Roy Oswalt (74), Michael Young (78), Starlin Castro (85), Brandon Morrow (88), Coco Crisp (89), Rajai Davis (96), Howie Kendrick (96), Gaby Sanchez (100)
I would never draft a Closer before Rd 10, thus you won't find one in the ranks.
I'm a three time (maybe more) owner of Bud, I even named my dynasty team "Bud Norris K-Fu" before the season. Bud was already in my heart. Ask Starbs, I told him Norris would be this season's Brandon Morrow. It happened sooner than I thought, but no one was higher on Norris than I was coming into the season. I own the right to Norris, Michael Brantley and, unfortunately, Alcides Escobar.
I'm lucky Livefyre is working for me today.
Starbs: you must really love the ranking for the pocket-sized Pedroia. He looks terrible and the foot, oh that little tiny foot.
FantasyTom: nice to see a new face posting, welcome. Rajai's ankle and regression in K% and LD% worries me a little bit. Coco may have a poor AVG right now, but that single digit K%, combined with that stupendous LD% will lead to bigger and better things. Coco was the 15th best player on a per-game basis last season. He has more potential than Rajai at this point. I know Coco is prone to injury, but Rajai hasn't been healthy himself.
It's also worth noting that Rajai isn't hitting leadoff anymore either, he's been hitting 8th and 9th for the last couple weeks, fewer AB = fewer SB. I'd love to see him get the leadoff spot back, with Yunel and Bautista behind him he could be a monster.
Wouldn't you rather have Rajai Davis over Coco Crisp right now? And is the gap between Ellsbury and Rajai really 74 spots?