With pitchers and catchers reporting in less than a month, it's time for some early fantasy baseball player rankings. Updates and analysis will follow soon.

NOTE: These rankings factor in players' injury risk as well as their short-term keeper value.


1. Victor Martinez, Cleveland Indians
2. Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins
3. Jason Varitek, Boston Red Sox
4. Javy Lopez, Baltimore Orioles
5. Jorge Posada, New York Yankees
6. Michael Barrett, Chicago Cubs
7. Ivan Rodriguez, Detroit Tigers
8. Ramon Hernandez, Baltimore Orioles
9. Jason Kendall, Oakland Athletics
10. A.J. Pierzynski, Chicago White Sox

First Basemen

1. Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals
2. Derrek Lee, Chicago Cubs
3. Mark Teixeira, Texas Rangers
4. Lance Berkman, Houston Astros
5. Todd Helton, Colorado Rockies
6. Adam Dunn, Cincinnati Reds
7. Carlos Delgado, New York Mets
8. Paul Konerko, Chicago White Sox
9. Richie Sexson, Seattle Mariners
10. Jason Giambi, New York Yankees

Second Basemen

1. Chase Utley, Philadelphia Phillies
2. Alfonso Soriano, Washington Nationals
3. Chone Figgins, Los Angeles Angels
4. Marcus Giles, Atlanta Braves
5. Jeff Kent, Los Angeles Dodgers
6. Rickie Weeks, Milwaukee Brewers
7. Jorge Cantu, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
8. Tadahito Iguchi, Chicago White Sox
9. Brian Roberts, Baltimore Orioles
10. Placido Polanco, Detroit Tigers

Third Basemen

1. Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees
2. David Wright, New York Mets
3. Aramis Ramirez, Chicago Cubs
4. Eric Chavez, Oakland Athletics
5. Morgan Ensberg, Houston Astros
6. Chipper Jones, Atlanta Braves
7. Troy Glaus, Toronto Blue Jays
8. Hank Blalock, Texas Rangers
9. Melvin Mora, Baltimore Orioles
10. Adrian Beltre, Seattle Mariners


1. Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies
2. Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles
3. Michael Young, Texas Rangers
4. Jose Reyes, New York Mets
5. Derek Jeter, New York Yankees
6. Rafael Furcal, Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Bobby Crosby, Oakland Athletics
8. Julio Lugo, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
9. Felipe Lopez, Cincinnati Reds
10. Clint Barmes, Colorado Rockies

Designated Hitters

1. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
2. Travis Hafner, Cleveland Indians



1. Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels
2. Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox
3. Miguel Cabrera, Florida Marlins
4. Jason Bay, Pittsburgh Pirates
5. Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
6. Bobby Abreu, Philadelphia Phillies
7. Carlos Beltran, New York Mets
8. Barry Bonds, San Francisco Giants
9. Andruw Jones, Atlanta Braves
10. Gary Sheffield, New York Yankees
11. Carlos Lee, Milwaukee Brewers
12. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
13. Jim Edmonds, St. Louis Cardinals
14. Hideki Matsui, New York Yankees
15. Pat Burrell, Philadelphia Phillies
16. Brian Giles, San Diego Padres
17. Juan Pierre, Chicago Cubs
18. J.D. Drew, Los Angeles Dodgers
19. Torii Hunter, Minnesota Twins
20. Vernon Wells, Toronto Blue Jays
21. Johnny Damon, New York Yankees
22. Scott Podsednik, Chicago White Sox
23. Magglio Ordonez, Detroit Tigers
24. Randy Winn, San Francisco Giants
25. Matt Holliday, Colorado Rockies

Starting Pitchers

1. Johan Santana, Minnesota Twins
2. Jake Peavy, San Diego Padres
3. Ben Sheets, Milwaukee Brewers
4. Pedro Martinez, New York Mets
5. Roy Oswalt, Houston Astros
6. Felix Hernandez, Seattle Mariners
7. Roy Halladay, Toronto Blue Jays
8. Mark Prior, Chicago Cubs
9. Josh Beckett, Boston Red Sox
10. Randy Johnson, New York Yankees
11. Rich Harden, Oakland Athletics
12. Carlos Zambrano, Chicago Cubs
13. Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
14. Dontrelle Willis, Florida Marlins
15. A.J. Burnett, Toronto Blue Jays
16. Jason Schmidt, San Francisco Giants
17. Mark Buehrle, Chicago White Sox
18. Scott Kazmir, Tampa Bay Devil Rays
19. Kelvim Escobar, Los Angeles Angels
20. John Lackey, Los Angeles Angels
21. Javier Vazquez, Chicago White Sox
22. Danny Haren, Oakland Athletics
23. Bartolo Colon, Los Angeles Angels
24. Cliff Lee, Cleveland Indians
25. Curt Schilling, Boston Red Sox

Relief Pitchers

1. Brad Lidge, Houston Astros
2. Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles Angels
3. Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees
4. Joe Nathan, Minnesota Twins
5. Billy Wagner, New York Mets
6. Eric Gagne, Los Angeles Dodgers
7. Chad Cordero, Washington Nationals
8. B.J. Ryan, Toronto Blue Jays
9. Huston Street, Oakland Athletics
10. Francisco Cordero, Texas Rangers

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