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Fantasy Baseball: NL 30-100 Hitters in 2009

Continuing our look at power hitters in the National League, I discuss the 2009 NL 30-100 hitters. That means the hitter hit 30 HRs and drove in 100 runs in 2009.

Here's the list of power hitters, including a few guys who missed 100 RBI by 1 RBI:

Player AB R H HR RBI BB KO SB BA OBP SLG
Pujols, Albert 1B STL 568 124 186 47 135 115 64 16 0.328 0.443 0.659
Fielder, Prince 1B MIL 591 103 177 46 141 110 138 2 0.300 0.412 0.602
Howard, Ryan 1B PHI 616 105 172 45 141 75 186 8 0.279 0.360 0.571
Reynolds, Mark 3B ARI 578 98 150 44 102 76 223 24 0.260 0.349 0.543
Gonzalez, Adrian 1B SD 552 90 153 40 99 119 109 1 0.277 0.407 0.551
Dunn, Adam LF WAS 546 81 146 38 105 116 177 0 0.267 0.398 0.529
Werth, Jayson RF PHI 571 98 153 36 99 91 156 20 0.268 0.373 0.506
Lee, Derrek 1B CHC 532 91 163 35 111 76 109 1 0.306 0.394 0.579
Zimmerman, Ryan 3B WAS 610 110 178 33 106 72 119 2 0.292 0.364 0.525
Braun, Ryan J. LF MIL 635 113 203 32 114 57 121 20 0.320 0.386 0.551
Ethier, Andre RF LA 596 92 162 31 106 72 116 6 0.272 0.361 0.508

There were no real surprises on the list above except for maybe the Dodgers Andre Ethier. He has shown growth in his power numbers in each of his 4 seasons in the majors. I am not sure if he can improve upon his solid 2009 campaign, but judging by how he hit last night at Busch Stadium, I have to think he will continue to be a solid contributor in the HR category.

Another semi-surprise on this list is the Cubs Derrek Lee who I mentioned in a previous article that many roto owners were accepting the fact that he was not a 30 HR hitter anymore. Lee proved many wrong in 2009.

Is it me or does the NL have more legitimate power hitters than the AL? The NL had five hitters who hit 40 or more HRs in 2009.