Updated Top 200 Rankings for 2013

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Ray Guilfoyle updates his Top 200 Rankings for the recent injury news on Mark Teixeira and Brett Lawrie, along with a few other adjustments.

This spring continues to bring us bad news on the injury front, and as a result, another update to my Top 200 Rankings. Wednesday brought us the bad news about Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira, who will miss the next 8-10 weeks, and today we learned that Blue Jays third baseman Brett Lawrie will miss the next 2-3 weeks with an injury.

Let's take a look at a few of the updates to my Top 200 Rankings:

Stephen Strasburg

Well, let's just say, I inadvertently deleted Strasburg when updating my rankings last weekend. So, I have added him back to where he should be, ranked #27 overall, and my third starting pitcher, behind Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander.

Mark Teixeira

My concern with Teixeira is, he is always....always... a slow starter at the plate. So, when he comes back in mid-late May, fantasy owners have to be concerned about when he will start hitting. The second concern is how the wrist injury will affect his power production. With these concerns, I am dropping him quite a bit in my rankings here, from 53 to 131. A steep drop, I know. But, wrist injuries tend to linger. Just ask Jayson Werth.

Brett Lawrie

Will this guy ever say healthy? Wow. He missed 37 games last season, and is injured again. If my memory serves me correctly, he got hurt the day before he was scheduled to make his major league debut two seasons ago. Is someone getting him back for all the tattoos? I am dropping him just a few spots in my rankings below from 76 to 82.

Josh Beckett

I moved Beckett up from 185 to 167 in my rankings, and maybe it is due to his hot spring, but I liked him before spring training started. He could be a difference maker in the NL West this season, pitching behind Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke. A friend told me someone on MLN Network said that Beckett looks as good as he has ever seen him this spring, FWIW.

So, here are my updated Top 200 Rankings for 2013. Let me know your thoughts.

Rank

Player

Team

Pos

1

Ryan Braun

MIL

OF

2

Miguel Cabrera

DET

3B

3

Mike Trout

LAA

OF

4

Robinson Cano

NYY

2B

5

Matt Kemp

LAD

OF

6

Andrew McCutchen

PIT

OF

7

Prince Fielder

DET

1B

8

Carlos Gonzalez

COL

OF

9

Troy Tulowitzki

COL

SS

10

Joey Votto

CIN

1B

11

Justin Upton

ATL

OF

12

Giancarlo Stanton

MIA

OF

13

Albert Pujols

LAA

1B

14

Clayton Kershaw

LAD

SP

15

Justin Verlander

DET

SP

16

Hanley Ramirez

LAD

SS

17

Josh Hamilton

LAA

OF

18

Ryan Zimmerman

WAS

3B

19

David Wright

NYM

3B

20

Jason Heyward

ATL

OF

21

Buster Posey

SFG

C/1B

22

Evan Longoria

TB

3B

23

Edwin Encarnacion

TOR

1B

24

Adrian Gonzalez

LAD

1B

25

B.J. Upton

ATL

OF

26

Bryce Harper

WAS

OF

27

Stephen Strasburg

WAS

SP

28

Jay Bruce

CIN

OF

29

Yoenis Cespedes

OAK

OF

30

Adrian Beltre

TEX

3B

31

Ben Zobrist

TB

IF/OF

32

Dustin Pedroia

BOS

2B

33

Jose Reyes

TOR

SS

34

Adam Jones

BAL

OF

35

Jose Bautista

TOR

OF

36

Starlin Castro

CHC

SS

37

David Price

TB

SP

38

Felix Hernandez

SEA

SP

39

Cole Hamels

PHI

SP

40

Cliff Lee

PHI

SP

41

Curtis Granderson

NYY

OF

42

Zack Greinke

LAD

SP

43

Matt Holliday

STL

OF

44

Allen Craig

STL

1B/OF

45

Yu Darvish

TEX

SP

46

Jered Weaver

LAA

SP

47

Aramis Ramirez

MIL

3B

48

Jacoby Ellsbury

BOS

OF

49

Chase Headley

SD

3B

50

Matt Cain

SFG

SP

51

Madison Bumgarner

SFG

SP

52

Ian Kinsler

TEX

2B

53

Carlos Santana

CLE

C/1B

54

Craig Kimbrel

ATL

CL

55

CC Sabathia

NYY

SP

56

Gio Gonzalez

WAS

SP

57

Paul Goldschmidt

ARI

1B

58

Aaron Hill

ARI

2B

59

Alex Gordon

KC

OF

60

Jason Kipnis

CLE

2B

61

Alex Rios

CHW

OF

62

Desmond Jennings

TB

OF

63

Austin Jackson

DET

OF

64

Billy Butler

KC

1B

65

Michael Bourn

CLE

OF

66

Paul Konerko

CHW

1B

67

Brandon Phillips

CIN

2B

68

Eric Hosmer

KC

1B

69

Ike Davis

NYM

1B

70

Ian Desmond

WAS

SS

71

Shin Soo-Choo

CIN

OF

72

Joe Mauer

MIN

1B

73

Adam LaRoche

WAS

1B

74

Yadier Molina

STL

C

75

Jose Altuve

HOU

2B

76

Josh Willingham

MIN

OF

77

Mark Trumbo

LAA

OF

78

Ryan Howard

PHI

1B

79

Mat Latos

CIN

SP

80

Max Scherzer

DET

SP

81

Jimmy Rollins

PHI

SS

82

Brett Lawrie

TOR

3B

83

Kris Medlen

ATL

SP

84

Carlos Beltran

STL

OF

85

Adam Wainwright

STL

SP

86

R.A. Dickey

TOR

SP

87

Nick Swisher

CLE

OF/1B

88

Andre Ethier

LAD

OF

89

Nick Markakis

BAL

OF

90

Victor Martinez

DET

C/DH

91

Pablo Sandoval

SFG

3B

92

Matt Moore

TB

SP

93

Jordan Zimmermann

WAS

SP

94

Anthony Rizzo

CHC

1B

95

Matt Wieters

BAL

C

96

Miguel Montero

ARI

C

97

Chase Utley

PHI

2B

98

Johnny Cueto

CIN

SP

99

Aroldis Chapman

CIN

SP

100

Chris Sale

CHW

SP

101

Hiroki Kuroda

NYY

SP

102

Rafael Soriano

WAS

CL

103

Mariano Rivera

NYY

CL

104

Freddie Freeman

ATL

1B

105

Elvis Andrus

TEX

SS

106

Pedro Alvarez

PIT

3B

107

Melky Cabrera

TOR

OF

108

Torii Hunter

DET

OF

109

Dexter Fowler

COL

OF

110

Alfonso Soriano

CHC

OF

111

James Shields

KC

SP

112

Carl Crawford

LAD

OF

113

David Ortiz

BOS

DH

114

Mike Moustakas

KC

3B

115

Martin Prado

ARI

3B

116

Carlos Gomez

MIL

OF

117

Norichika Aoki

MIL

OF

118

David Freese

STL

3B

119

Rickie Weeks

MIL

2B

120

Will Middlebrooks

BOS

3B

121

Michael Morse

SEA

OF

122

Hunter Pence

SFG

OF

123

A.J. Burnett

PIT

SP

124

Roy Halladay

PHI

SP

125

Jonathan Papelbon

PHI

CL

126

Danny Espinosa

WAS

2B

127

Manny Machado

BAL

3B

128

Corey Hart

MIL

OF

129

Yovani Gallardo

MIL

SP

130

Brett Anderson

OAK

SP

131

Mark Teixeira

NYY

1B

132

Neil Walker

PIT

2B

133

Derek Jeter

NYY

SS

134

Nelson Cruz

TEX

OF/1B

135

Ryan Ludwick

CIN

OF

136

Jayson Werth

WAS

OF

137

Chris Carter

HOU

IB/DH

138

Chris Davis

BAL

1B/OF

139

Kyle Seager

SEA

3B/2B

140

Todd Frazier

CIN

3B

141

Wilin Rosario

COL

C/DH

142

Sal Perez

KC

C

143

Josh Rutledge

COL

2B

144

Brett Gardner

NYY

OF

145

Starling Marte

PIT

OF

146

Asdrubal Cabrera

CLE

SS

147

Mike Napoli

BOS

C/1B

148

Jesus Montero

SEA

C/DH

149

Brian McCann

ATL

C

150

J.J. Hardy

BAL

SS

151

Dustin Ackley

SEA

2B

152

Josh Reddick

OAK

OF

153

Jeff Samardzija

CHC

SP

154

David Murphy

TEX

OF

155

Tim Lincecum

SFG

SP

156

Doug Fister

DET

SP

157

Shane Victorino

BOS

OF/1B

158

Michael Cuddyer

COL

OF

159

Angel Pagan

SFG

OF

160

Cameron Maybin

SD

OF

161

Lorenzo Cain

KC

OF

162

Adam Eaton

ARI

OF

163

Alcides Escobar

KC

SS

164

Alexei Ramirez

CHW

SS

165

Jason Kubel

ARI

OF

166

Jon Lester

BOS

SP

167

Josh Beckett

LAD

SP

168

Jake Peavy

CHW

SP

169

CJ Wilson

LAA

SP

170

Jarrod Parker

OAK

SP

171

Fernando Rodney

TB

CL

172

Michael Saunders

SEA

OF

173

Denard Span

WAS

OF

174

Dan Uggla

ATL

2B

175

Brandon Morrow

TOR

SP

176

Matt Harvey

NYM

SP

177

Adam Dunn

CHW

DH

178

Colby Rasmus

TOR

OF

179

Cody Ross

ARI

OF

180

Anibal Sanchez

DET

SP

181

Ian Kennedy

ARI

SP

182

Ryan Vogelsong

SFG

SP

183

Jon Niese

NYM

SP

184

Tim Hudson

ATL

SP

185

Homer Bailey

CIN

SP

186

Dayan Viciedo

CHW

OF

187

Ryan Doumit

MIN

DH/OF

188

Jason Motte

STL

CL

189

Joe Nathan

TEX

CL

190

Josh Johnson

TOR

SP

191

Dan Haren

WAS

SP

192

Lance Lynn

STL

SP

193

Phil Hughes

NYY

SP

194

J.J. Putz

ARI

CL

195

Justin Ruggiano

MIA

OF

196

Garrett Jones

PIT

1B/OF

197

Alejandro De Aza

CHW

OF

198

Ben Revere

PHI

OF

199

Mike Minor

ATL

SP

200

Coco Crisp

OAK

OF

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