Fantasy Baseball 2011: AL-Only Top 12 Hitters

Like i did yesterday for NL-only leagues, here are the Top 12 hitters for AL-Only leagues:

1. Miguel Cabrera, DET-I wrote about Miggy here in my first base rankings. Grey over at Razzball has Miggy as the #1 player in 2011, and he might be right.

2. Carl Crawford, BOS- I wrote about Crawford in my outfielder rankings here, and think he will lead the AL in runs scored in 2011.

3. Robinson Cano, NYY-I wrote about Cano in my second base rankings here and think he will maintain his status as the best fantasy second bagger in 2011.

4. Adrian Gonzalez, BOS-I wrote about AGonz in my first base rankings here, and think he can be just a monster in Boston's lineup.

5. Evan Longoria, TB-I wrote about Longoria in my third base rankings here. Many think he is the top fantasy third baseman, and now that the Rays have bolstered their lineup with the addition of Manny Ramirez and Johnny Damon, he just might be the best.

6. Josh Hamilton, TEX-I wrote about Hamilton in my outfielder rankings here, but have a feeling he could disappoint fantasy owners in 2011.

7. Mark Teixeira, NYY-I wrote about Tex here. I think Teixeira can improve his BA closer to his career average this year.

8, Alex Rodriguez, NYY-I wrote about ARod here and have a feeling he will have trouble hitting 35 HRs in 2011.

9. Shin-Soo Choo, CLE-I wrote about Choo here. Does he have more power in his bat, or is this the best we can expect from Choo?

10. Nelson Cruz, TEX-I wrote about Cruz in part 2 of my outfielder rankings here.

11. Kevin Youkilis, BOS-I wrote about Youkilis in my third base rankings here. Can you tell that I like the Red Sox lineup this season?

12. Adrian Beltre, TEX-I wrote about Beltre in my third base rankings here and think he won't skip a beat moving from Boston to Texas this year.

After looking at the Top 12 for NL-only leagues, I have to say the NL Top 12 is stronger than the AL Top 12. Its interesting that my Top 12 is dominated by Red Sox, Yankees and Rangers for the most part, but the NL is scattered a bit more.

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