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2008 Fantasy Preview: Top 100
01/30/2008 4:52 PM ET
Below is a chart of the top 100 players ranked and covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that showcases the best of the best big-league stars.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 mixed-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.
Dollar values based on standard 5x5 play, $260 budget per 23-man team.   
Mixed rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: AL T100 | NL T100
 Top 100 POS TM $$ Notes
Alex Rodriguez3BNYY41Best fantasy player ever at this position.
David Wright3BNYM37Already among the best and still getting better.
Jose ReyesSSNYM36SB champ should recover from second-half slide.
Hanley RamirezSSFLA36Unlikely to match '07 production.
Matt HollidayOFCOL36Great park, great hitter ... what's not to love?
Miguel Cabrera3BDET36Elite young masher joining a top-shelf offense
Jimmy RollinsSSPHI35Should come close to '07 MVP numbers.
Johan SantanaSPNYM35Top starter could shine even brighter in NY.
Chase Utley2BPHI34Fantasy's top 2B worthy of first-round pick.
Ryan Braun3BMIL34Budding star, even if he declines after historic debut.
Albert Pujols1BSTL34Ailing right elbow a growing concern.
Carl CrawfordOFTB34Don't think twice about grabbing him in first round.
Alfonso SorianoOFCHC32Likely first-rounder remains great all-around threat.
Grady SizemoreOFCLE32Power-speed potential too impressive to ignore.
David Ortiz*DHBOS32Even injuries couldn't stop Big Papi last year.
Ryan Howard1BPHI 31Could challenge 60 HR, 150 RBIs.
Carlos LeeOFHOU31Hitting machine reliably delivers big numbers.
Carlos BeltranOFNYM31A little brittle but still all-around elite player.
Prince Fielder1BMIL30Best young power hitter in recent memory.
Jake PeavySPSD29Challenging Johan for No. 1 starter spot.
Mark Teixeira1BATL29Entering contract year after big second half, look out.
Aramis Ramirez3BCHC29Consistent slugger still capable of a career year.
Magglio OrdonezOFDET28Added protection should help keep numbers lofty.
Vladimir GuerreroOFLAA28Veteran superstar to deliver more of the same.
Ichiro SuzukiOFSEA27Expect elite AVG, R and SB from Mr. Consistency.
Jonathan PapelbonRPBOS27Young, gifted and bulletproof.
J.J. PutzRPSEA27Last year's dominance no fluke.
B.J. UptonOF, 2BTB26Potential 30-30 player offers multi-position eligibility.
Derrek Lee1BCHC26Wrist no longer bothersome, should increase power.
Justin Morneau1BMIN26Don't read too far into second-half slide.
Alex RiosOFTOR26Expect talented youngster to continue improving.
Francisco RodriguezRPLAA26Lives up to nickname, but command is iffy.
Joe NathanRPMIN26As reliable as they come.
Troy TulowitzkiSSCOL25Capable of approaching .300-30-100.
Eric ByrnesOFARI25Expect repeat of '07 breakout production.
Lance Berkman1B, OFHOU25Starts slowly but usually finishes north of 100 RBIs.
Ian Kinsler2BTEX25Should become all-category force.
Manny RamirezOFBOS25Future HOFer likely to bounce back.
Brandon Phillips2BCIN25Could turn in second straight 30-30 campaign.
Garrett Atkins1B, 3BCOL25Last year was no fluke, so expect more of the same.
Victor Martinez1B, CCLE24Durable, consistent All-Star in prime of career.
Russell MartinCLAD24Catching's lone five-category threat.
Adam DunnOFCIN24Another 40-HR season in store.
Chipper Jones3BATL24A force when healthy, but have a backup plan.
Mariano RiveraRPNYY24Still an elite option.
Ryan Zimmerman3BWAS24Move from RFK could lead to breakout season.
Brandon WebbSPARI23Consummate ground-ball pitcher.
Derek JeterSSNYY23Veteran Al-Star showing slight signs of decline.
Bobby JenksRPCWS23Has joined upper echelon.
Hunter PenceOFHOU23Last year's production not beginners' luck.
Bobby AbreuOFNYY23Safe bet to provide usual steady production.
Billy WagnerRPNYM23Age may soon start taking its toll.
Robinson Cano2BNYY23Should deliver 100 RBIs in loaded lineup.
Brian Roberts2BBAL23Complements speed with all-around contributions.
Takashi SaitoRPLAD23Handcuff with setup man Jonathan Broxton.
Chris YoungOFARI23Could deliver early-round value.
Jose ValverdeRPHOU23Don't pay for '07 saves total.
Corey HartOFMIL23Likely to at least match '07 output.
Francisco CorderoRPCIN23Hurt by move to smaller ballpark.
Miguel TejadaSSHOU22Hard-hitting SS should thrive in HOU.
Carlos Guillen1B, SSDET22Hits well enough at 1B, but better for SS.
Travis Hafner1BCLE22No sure thing to bounce back from a disappointing '07.
Brad HawpeOFCOL22Delivers big numbers despite struggles vs. LHPs.
Adrian Gonzalez1BSD22Power potential limited in PETCO Park.
Carlos Pena1BTB22Fairy tales rarely followed by good sequels.
Gary SheffieldOFDET22Will rake as long as health holds up.
Adrian Beltre3BSEA22Forget '04; still as consistent as they come.
Erik Bedard SP SEA 21 Change in scenery big boost to ace lefty.
Dan HarenSPARI21Here to stay after standout year.
Nick MarkakisOFBAL21Rising star asked to shoulder offensive load.
C.C. SabathiaSPCLE21Cy Cy to continue at elite level.
Torii HunterOFLAA21Could struggle to live up to contract-year performance.
Curtis GrandersonOFDET21All-category threat sidelined with broken finger.
Paul Konerko1BCWS21Good buy-low candidate.
Joe MauerCMIN21Has potential to be big difference-maker.
Huston StreetRPOAK21Could be bargain after injury-plagued '07.
Chone FigginsOF, 3BLAA21Won't hit .330 again but will rack up the steals again.
Trevor HoffmanRPSD21Continues to defy Father Time.
Josh BeckettSPBOS20Don't be afraid to invest in repeat.
Shane VictorinoOFPHI20Offers good pop and valuable speed.
Rafael FurcalSSLAD20Potential bargain after injury-marred '07.
Delmon YoungOFMIN20Has talent to overcome poor plate discipline.
Jason BayOFPIT20Young enough to recover from knee problems.
Justin VerlanderSPDET19Fireballer poised for next step forward.
Nick SwisherOF, 1BCWS19Trade to CWS could rekindle power numbers.
Vernon WellsOFTOR19Return to health should lead to rebound.
Manny CorpasRPCOL19Should thrive in first full season as closer.
Hideki MatsuiOFNYY19Business as usual for productive run producer.
Aaron HarangSPCIN18Only Peavy and Johan have more Ks in past two years.
Felix HernandezSPSEA18On doorstep of greatness.
Matt KempOFLAD18Primed for breakout year.
Brian McCannCATL18Expect rebound from "disappointing" season.
Alex Gordon3B, 1BKC18Possible value pick after underwhelming debut.
Scott KazmirSPTB17Could miss all of April with left elbow strain.
Cole HamelsSPPHI17Stud lefty needs to overcome health woes.
Rickie Weeks2BMIL17Could be ready to deliver major power-speed production.
Rich HillSPCHC17Underrated lefty an excellent source of Ks.
Roy Oswalt SP HOU 17 Don't rely on Ks from stable workhorse.
Jeff FrancoeurOFATL17Homers down and walks up in '07 but still has promise.
Jorge PosadaCNYY17 Don't anticipate repeat of '07.

*DH only

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