CBSSports.com's initial rankings for 2010

Here are CBSSports.com's initial player rankings for the 2010 season. We take into account position eligibility, projected production and expected role.

Players at each position must have played at least 20 games at the position in 2009 or be expected to hold that particular primary position for 2010.

CBSSports.com's initial 2010 player rankings
RK Catchers TM RK First Basemen TM RK Second Basemen TM
1 Joe Mauer MIN 1 Albert Pujols STL 1 Chase Utley PHI
2 Victor Martinez BOS 2 Prince Fielder MIL 2 Ian Kinsler TEX
3 Brian McCann ATL 3 Mark Teixeira NYY 3 Aaron Hill TOR
4 Jorge Posada NYY 4 Miguel Cabrera DET 4 Dustin Pedroia BOS
5 Kurt Suzuki OAK 5 Ryan Howard PHI 5 Robinson Cano NYY
6 Miguel Montero ARI 6 Mark Reynolds ARI 6 Ben Zobrist TB
7 Russell Martin LA 7 Justin Morneau MIN 7 Brandon Phillips CIN
8 Matt Wieters BAL 8 Adrian Gonzalez SD 8 Brian Roberts BAL
9 Geovany Soto CHC 9 Victor Martinez BOS 9 Dan Uggla FLA
10 Bengie Molina SF 10 Kevin Youkilis BOS 10 Ian Stewart COL
11 Mike Napoli ANA 11 Lance Berkman HOU 11 Jose Lopez SEA
12 Chris Iannetta COL 12 Derrek Lee CHC 12 Howie Kendrick ANA
13 Yadier Molina STL 13 Adam Dunn WAS 13 Rickie Weeks MIL
14 A.J. Pierzynski CHW 14 Kendry Morales ANA 14 Clint Barmes COL
15 Miguel Olivo KC 15 Pablo Sandoval SF 15 Casey McGehee MIL
16 Ryan Doumit PIT 16 Joey Votto CIN 16 Asdrubal Cabrera CLE
17 Jarrod Saltalamacchia TEX 17 Carlos Pena TB 17 Alberto Callaspo KC
18 Rod Barajas TOR 18 Billy Butler KC 18 Placido Polanco DET
19 Kelly Shoppach CLE 19 Michael Cuddyer MIN 19 Felipe Lopez MIL
20 Jesus Flores WAS 20 James Loney LA 20 Orlando Hudson LA
21 Jason Varitek BOS 21 Paul Konerko CHW 21 Adam Kennedy OAK
22 Kenji Johjima SEA 22 Chris Davis TEX 22 Mark Ellis OAK
23 Carlos Ruiz PHI 23 Todd Helton COL 23 Luis Castillo NYM
24 Alex Avila DET 24 Russell Branyan SEA 24 Chris Getz CHW
25 Dioner Navarro TB 25 Carlos Delgado NYM 25 Freddy Sanchez SF
26 John Baker FLA 26 Adam LaRoche ATL 26 Martin Prado ATL
27 John Buck KC 27 Garrett Jones PIT 27 Kelly Johnson ATL
28 Taylor Teagarden TEX 28 Jorge Cantu FLA 28 Skip Schumaker STL
29 Ivan Rodriguez TEX 29 Aubrey Huff DET 29 Jeff Baker CHC
30 Nick Hundley SD 30 Hank Blalock TEX 30 Kazuo Matsui HOU
31 Ronny Paulino FLA 31 Garrett Atkins COL 31 Willy Aybar TB
32 Chris Snyder ARI 32 Nick Johnson FLA 32 Akinori Iwamura TB
33 Omir Santos NYM 33 Martin Prado ATL 33 Maicer Izturis ANA
34 Buster Posey SF 34 Carter C. Carter OAK 34 Sean Rodriguez TB
35 Ramon Hernandez CIN 35 Jason Giambi COL 35 Juan Uribe SF
36 Jason Kendall MIL 36 Daniel Murphy NYM 36 Luis Valbuena CLE
37 Landon Powell OAK 37 Lyle Overbay TOR 37 Jayson Nix CHW
38 Tyler Flowers CHW 38 Ryan Garko SF 38 Ronnie Belliard LA
39 Gerald Laird DET 39 Casey Kotchman BOS 39 Scott Sizemore CHW
40 Josh Thole NYM 40 Andy Marte CLE 40 David Eckstein SD
CBSSports.com's initial 2010 player rankings
RK Third Basemen TM RK Shortstops TM RK Designated Hitters TM
1 Alex Rodriguez NYY 1 Hanley Ramirez FLA 1 Vladimir Guerrero ANA
2 Evan Longoria TB 2 Troy Tulowitzki COL 2 David Ortiz BOS
3 Mark Reynolds ARI 3 Jose B. Reyes NYM 3 Hideki Matsui NYY
4 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 4 Derek Jeter NYY 4 Travis Hafner CLE
5 David Wright NYM 5 Jimmy Rollins PHI 5 Jim Thome LA
6 Kevin Youkilis BOS 6 Jason Bartlett TB 6 Pat Burrell TB
7 Pablo Sandoval SF 7 Yunel Escobar ATL 7 Ken Griffey SEA
8 Aramis Ramirez CHC 8 Alexei Ramirez CHW 8 Julio Borbon TEX
9 Chone Figgins ANA 9 Stephen Drew ARI 9 Mike Jacobs KC
10 Michael Young TEX 10 Miguel Tejada HOU 10 Mike Sweeney SEA
11 Gordon Beckham CHW 11 Elvis Andrus TEX 11 Randy Ruiz TOR
12 Chipper Jones ATL 12 Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 12 Nomar Garciaparra OAK
13 Ian Stewart COL 13 Marco Scutaro TOR 13 Jeff Larish DET
14 Mark DeRosa STL 14 Jhonny Peralta CLE 14 Dave Dellucci TOR
15 Casey Blake LA 15 Erick Aybar ANA 15 Joe Dillon TB
16 Mike Lowell BOS 16 Everth Cabrera SD 16 Cliff Floyd SD
17 Brandon Inge DET 17 Ryan Theriot CHC 17 Eric Munson OAK
18 Alex Gordon KC 18 Orlando Cabrera MIN
19 Kevin Kouzmanoff SD 19 Rafael Furcal LA
20 Jorge Cantu FLA 20 Alcides Escobar MIL
21 Garrett Atkins COL 21 J.J. Hardy MIL
22 Scott Rolen CIN 22 Jed Lowrie BOS
23 Jhonny Peralta CLE 23 Mike Aviles KC
24 Adrian Beltre SEA 24 Cliff Pennington OAK
25 Casey McGehee MIL 25 Brendan Ryan STL
26 Edwin Encarnacion TOR 26 Edgar Renteria SF
27 Andy LaRoche PIT 27 Willie Bloomquist KC
28 Chase Headley SD 28 Khalil Greene STL
29 Pedro Feliz PHI 29 Cristian Guzman WAS
30 Martin Prado ATL 30 Yuniesky Betancourt KC
31 Mark Teahen KC 31 Maicer Izturis ANA
32 Joe Crede MIN 32 Ronny Cedeno PIT
33 Mat Gamel MIL 33 Juan Uribe SF
34 Adam Kennedy OAK 34 Julio Lugo STL
35 Juan Uribe SF 35 Luis Valbuena CLE
36 Melvin Mora BAL 36 Nick Punto MIN
37 Emilio Bonifacio FLA 37 Alex Gonzalez BOS
38 Jake Fox CHC 38 Jack Wilson SEA
39 Jose A. Bautista TOR 39 Jerry Hairston NYY
40 Josh D. Fields CHW 40 Brendan Harris MIN
CBSSports.com's initial 2010 player rankings
RK Outfielders TM RK Starting Pitchers TM RK Relief Pitchers TM
1 Ryan J. Braun MIL 1 Tim Lincecum SF 1 Jonathan Broxton LA
2 Carl Crawford TB 2 Roy Halladay TOR 2 Jonathan Papelbon BOS
3 Matt Kemp LA 3 CC Sabathia NYY 3 Joe Nathan MIN
4 Jason Bay BOS 4 Zack Greinke KC 4 Mariano Rivera NYY
5 Matt Holliday STL 5 Felix Hernandez SEA 5 Francisco J. Rodriguez NYM
6 Adam Lind TOR 6 Justin Verlander DET 6 Huston Street COL
7 Manny Ramirez LA 7 Chris Carpenter STL 7 Brian Fuentes ANA
8 Grady Sizemore CLE 8 Johan Santana NYM 8 Phil Hughes NYY
9 Carlos Beltran NYM 9 Adam Wainwright STL 9 Heath Bell SD
10 Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 10 Josh Beckett BOS 10 Ryan Franklin STL
11 Justin Upton ARI 11 Jon Lester BOS 11 Brian Wilson SF
12 Adam Dunn WAS 12 Jake Peavy CHW 12 David Aardsma SEA
13 Andre Ethier LA 13 Cliff Lee PHI 13 Francisco Cordero CIN
14 Nick Markakis BAL 14 Dan Haren ARI 14 Joakim Soria KC
15 B.J. Upton TB 15 Javier Vazquez ATL 15 Bobby Jenks CHW
16 Josh Hamilton TEX 16 Josh Johnson FLA 16 Rafael Soriano ATL
17 Carlos N. Lee HOU 17 Cole Hamels PHI 17 Andrew Bailey OAK
18 Ben Zobrist TB 18 Matt Cain SF 18 J.A. Happ PHI
19 Ichiro Suzuki SEA 19 Yovani Gallardo MIL 19 Trevor Hoffman MIL
20 Bobby Abreu ANA 20 Tommy Hanson ATL 20 Frank Francisco TEX
21 Carlos Quentin CHW 21 Ubaldo Jimenez COL 21 Carlos Marmol CHC
22 Curtis Granderson DET 22 Roy Oswalt HOU 22 Brad Lidge PHI
23 Nelson R. Cruz TEX 23 Jered Weaver ANA 23 Fernando Rodney DET
24 Raul Ibanez PHI 24 Wandy Rodriguez HOU 24 Jose Valverde HOU
25 Jayson Werth PHI 25 John Lackey ANA 25 J.P. Howell TB
26 Alfonso Soriano CHC 26 Scott Kazmir ANA 26 Brandon Morrow SEA
27 Shin-Soo Choo CLE 27 A.J. Burnett NYY 27 Leo Nunez FLA
28 Shane Victorino PHI 28 Clayton Kershaw LA 28 Chad Qualls ARI
29 Johnny Damon NYY 29 Jair Jurrjens ATL 29 Kerry Wood CLE
30 Hunter Pence HOU 30 Carlos Zambrano CHC 30 Jason Frasor TOR
31 Torii Hunter ANA 31 Chad Billingsley LA 31 Justin Masterson CLE
32 Adam Jones BAL 32 Ted Lilly CHC 32 Ryan Madson PHI
33 Michael Bourn HOU 33 Edwin Jackson DET 33 Matt Capps PIT
34 Michael Cuddyer MIN 34 Scott Baker MIN 34 Mike MacDougal WAS
35 Andrew McCutchen PIT 35 John Danks CHW 35 Michael Wuertz OAK
36 Alex Rios CHW 36 Gavin Floyd CHW 36 Matt Thornton CHW
37 Nate McLouth ATL 37 Randy Wolf LA 37 Juan Gutierrez ARI
38 Ryan Ludwick STL 38 Ryan Dempster CHC 38 Ramon Troncoso LA
39 Brad Hawpe COL 39 James Shields TB 39 C.J. Wilson TEX
40 Rajai Davis OAK 40 Matt Garza TB 40 Neftali Feliz TEX
41 Denard Span MIN 41 Ricky Nolasco FLA 41 Kevin Gregg CHC
42 Vernon Wells TOR 42 Tim Hudson ATL 42 George Sherrill LA
43 Jay Bruce CIN 43 Rich Harden CHC 43 Mike Gonzalez ATL
44 Jason Kubel MIN 44 David Price TB 44 Franklin Morales COL
45 Nyjer Morgan WAS 45 Joe Blanton PHI 45 LaTroy Hawkins HOU
46 Mark DeRosa STL 46 Daisuke Matsuzaka BOS 46 Brandon Lyon DET
47 Nick Swisher NYY 47 Max Scherzer ARI 47 Bobby Parnell NYM
48 Jermaine Dye CHW 48 Mark Buehrle CHW 48 Joey Devine OAK
49 Corey C. Hart MIL 49 Clay Buchholz BOS 49 Kyle McClellan STL
50 Garrett Jones PIT 50 Derek Lowe ATL 50 Matt Guerrier MIN
51 J.D. Drew BOS 51 Kevin Slowey MIN
52 Juan L. Rivera ANA 52 Aaron Harang CIN
53 Chris B. Young ARI 53 Joba Chamberlain NYY
54 Nolan Reimold BAL 54 Jorge De La Rosa COL
55 Colby Rasmus STL 55 J.A. Happ PHI
56 Chris Coghlan FLA 56 Brandon Webb ARI
57 Drew Stubbs CIN 57 Brett Myers PHI
58 Franklin Gutierrez SEA 58 Andy Pettitte NYY
59 Luke Scott BAL 59 Joel Pineiro STL
60 Marlon Byrd TEX 60 Bronson Arroyo CIN
61 Dexter Fowler COL 61 Hiroki Kuroda LA
62 Travis Snider TOR 62 Kevin Millwood TEX
63 Brett Gardner NYY 63 Jeff Niemann TB
64 Juan Pierre LA 64 Scott Feldman TEX
65 Cody Ross FLA 65 Joe Saunders ANA
66 Coco Crisp KC 66 Johnny Cueto CIN
67 Willy Taveras CIN 67 Rick Porcello DET
68 Mike Cameron MIL 68 Ervin Santana ANA
69 Jeff Francoeur NYM 69 Aaron Cook COL
70 Matt LaPorta CLE 70 Ben Sheets MIL
71 Carlos Gonzalez COL 71 John Maine NYM
72 Delmon Young MIN 72 Francisco Liriano MIN
73 Josh Willingham WAS 73 Homer Bailey CIN
74 David DeJesus KC 74 Phil Hughes NYY
75 Magglio Ordonez DET 75 Brandon Morrow SEA
76 Carlos Guillen DET 76 Chien-Ming Wang NYY
77 Milton Bradley CHC 77 Brett Anderson OAK
78 Jack Cust OAK 78 Wade Davis TB
79 Melky Cabrera NYY 79 Ricky Romero TOR
80 Chase Headley SD 80 Erik Bedard SEA
81 Aaron Rowand SF 81 Pedro Martinez PHI
82 Jeremy Hermida FLA 82 Brian Matusz BAL
83 Kosuke Fukudome CHC 83 Randy Wells CHC
84 David Murphy TEX 84 Kevin Correia SD
85 Scott Hairston OAK 85 Jason Marquis COL
86 Kyle Blanks SD 86 Shaun Marcum TOR
87 Rick Ankiel STL 87 Brad Bergesen BAL
88 Elijah Dukes WAS 88 Mat Latos SD
89 Jake Fox CHC 89 Tommy Hunter TEX
90 Mark Teahen KC 90 Bud Norris HOU
91 Conor Jackson ARI 91 Tim Wakefield BOS
92 Will Venable SD 92 Jonathan O. Sanchez SF
93 Scott Podsednik CHW 93 Brad Penny SF
94 Felix Pie BAL 94 Mike Pelfrey NYM
95 Skip Schumaker STL 95 Aroldis Chapman FA
96 Daniel Murphy NYM 96 Jon Garland LA
97 Ben Francisco PHI 97 Nick Blackburn MIN
98 Ryan Raburn DET 98 Carl Pavano MIN
99 Jose Guillen KC 99 Justin Masterson CLE
100 Gerardo Parra ARI 100 Madison Bumgarner SF
101 Delwyn Young PIT 101 Trevor Cahill OAK
102 Gary Sheffield NYM 102 Chris Tillman BAL
103 Cameron Maybin FLA 103 Yu Darvish FA
104 Carlos Gomez MIN 104 Jarrod Washburn DET
105 Randy Winn SF 105 Gil Meche KC
106 Ryan Sweeney OAK 106 Barry Zito SF
107 Seth Smith COL 107 Jeff Francis COL
108 Matt Diaz ATL 108 David Huff CLE
109 Garret Anderson ATL 109 Ross Ohlendorf PIT
110 Willie Bloomquist KC 110 Zach Duke PIT
111 Jonny Gomes CIN 111 Jason Hammel COL
112 Lastings Milledge PIT 112 John Lannan WAS
113 Angel Pagan NYM 113 Derek Holland TEX
114 Rocco Baldelli BOS 114 Paul Maholm PIT
115 Chris Dickerson CIN 115 Clayton Richard SD
116 Trevor Crowe CLE 116 Jeremy Bonderman DET
117 Andres Torres SF 117 Oliver Perez NYM
118 Eric Patterson OAK 118 Doug Davis ARI
119 Justin Maxwell WAS 119 Braden Looper MIL
120 Laynce Nix CIN 120 Jamie Moyer PHI
121 Micah Hoffpauir CHC 121 Kenshin Kawakami ATL
122 Jerry Hairston NYY 122 Kyle Lohse STL
123 Ryan Spilborghs COL 123 Ryan Rowland-Smith SEA
124 Josh Anderson KC 124 Dustin McGowan TOR
125 Marcus Thames DET 125 Manny Parra MIL

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