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2008 Fantasy Preview: NL-Only Top 100
02/04/2008 1:13 PM ET
Below is a chart of the top 100 National League players 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 NL-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.    
NL-only rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100       
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 Top 100 POS TM $$ Notes
David Wright 3B NYM 42 Already among the best and still getting better.
Jose Reyes SS NYM 42 SB champ should recover from second-half slide.
Hanley Ramirez SS FLA 42 Will be hard-pressed to match '07 production.
Matt Holliday OF COL 41 Great park, great hitter ... what's not to love?
Jimmy Rollins SS PHI 41 Should come close to '07 MVP numbers.
Johan Santana SP NYM 41 Still the best in business.
Chase Utley 2B PHI 38 Fantasy's top 2B worthy of first-round pick.
Ryan Braun 3B MIL 38 Budding star, even if he declines after historic debut.
Albert Pujols1BSTL38Ailing right elbow a growing concern.
Ryan Howard 1B PHI 38 Could challenge 60 HR, 150 RBIs.
Prince Fielder 1B MIL 37 Best young power hitter in recent memory.
Alfonso Soriano OF CHC 36 Likely first-rounder remains great all-around threat.
Mark Teixeira 1B ATL 36 Entering contract year after big second half, look out.
Carlos Lee OF HOU 35 Hitting machine reliably delivers big numbers.
Carlos Beltran OF NYM 35 A little brittle but still all-around elite player.
Jake Peavy SP SD 34 Challenging Johan for No. 1 starter spot.
Aramis Ramirez 3B CHC 33 Consistent, reliable slugger still capable of a career year.
Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 32 Could turn in second straight 30-30 campaign.
Russell Martin C LAD 31 Catching's lone five-category threat.
Derrek Lee 1B CHC 30 Wrist no longer bothersome, should increase power.
Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 30 Capable of approaching .300-30-100.
Brandon Webb SP ARI 29 Consummate ground-ball pitcher.
Dan Haren SP ARI 27 Here to stay after standout year.
Eric Byrnes OF ARI 27 Expect repeat of '07 breakout production from power-speed threat
Lance Berkman 1B, OF HOU 27 Starts slowly but usually finishes north of 100 RBIs.
Miguel Tejada SS HOU 27 Hard-hitting SS should thrive in HOU.
Garrett Atkins 3B, 1B COL 26 Last year was no fluke, so expect more of the same.
Adam Dunn OF CIN 26 Another 40-HR season in store.
Billy Wagner RP NYM 26 Age may soon start taking its toll.
Aaron Harang SP CIN 26 Only Peavy and Johan have more Ks in past two years.
Takashi Saito RP LAD 26 Handcuff with setup man Jonathan Broxton.
Jose Valverde RP HOU 26 Don't pay for '07 saves total.
Francisco Cordero RP CIN 26 Hurt by move to smaller ballpark.
Chipper Jones 3B ATL 25 A force when healthy, but have a backup plan.
Rafael Furcal SS LAD 25 Potential bargain after injury-marred '07.
Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS 25 Move from RFK could lead to breakout season.
Hunter Pence OF HOU 25 Last year's production not beginners' luck.
Adrian Gonzalez 1B SD 25 Power potential limited in PETCO Park.
Chris Young OF ARI 25 Could deliver early-round value.
Corey Hart OF MIL 25 Likely to at least match '07 output.
Brian McCann C ATL 25 Expect rebound from "disappointing" season.
Trevor Hoffman RP SD 24 Continues to defy Father Time.
Brad Hawpe OF COL 23 Delivers big numbers despite struggles vs. LHPs.
Cole Hamels SP PHI 22 Stud lefty needs to overcome health woes.
Shane Victorino OF PHI 22 Offers good pop and valuable speed.
Rich Hill SP CHC 22 Underrated lefty an excellent source of Ks.
Roy Oswalt SP HOU 22 Don't rely on K from stable workhorse.
Jason Bay OF PIT 22 Young enough to recover from knee problems.
Manny Corpas RP COL 22 Should thrive in first full season as closer.
J.J. Hardy SS MIL 22 Plenty to like with power, protection.
Yovani Gallardo SP MIL 21 Knee surgery could delay start of phenom's season.
Tim Lincecum SP SF 21 Last chance to buy low.
John Smoltz SP ATL 21 Not your average 40-year-old.
Rickie Weeks 2B MIL 21 Could be ready to deliver major power/speed production.
Chris Young SP SD 20 Injury-free season would vault him to elite.
Matt Kemp OF LAD 20 Primed for breakout year.
Brett Myers SP PHI 20 Aspiring ace can put relief nightmares behind him.
Jeff Francoeur OF ATL 20 Homers down and walks up in '07 but still has promise.
Todd Helton 1B COL 20 Steady source of AVG, RBIs.
Jeff Francis SP COL 19 Not affected by Coors Field.
Kelly Johnson 2B ATL 19 Full-time job will allow him to build on '07 numbers.
Carlos Zambrano SP CHC 19 Workload a major concern.
Juan Pierre OF LAD 19 Gold standard for SB, but look elsewhere for power.
Dan Uggla 2B FLA 19 Provides legitimate power at light-hitting position.
Khalil Greene SS SD 19 Offensive abilities suited for smaller park.
Ben Sheets SP MIL 18 Must show he can remain healthy.
Matt Cain SP SF 18 Could fly under radar after unlucky sophomore year.
Jeremy Hermida OF FLA 18 Big second half bodes well for future star.
Andruw Jones OF LAD 18 Bank on rebound campaign.
Ted Lilly SP CHC 18 NL brings out best in power lefty.
James Loney 1B LAD 18 Outstanding rookie season overshadowed by Braun, Tulowitzki.
Jeff Kent 2B LAD 18 Still wields potent bat but showing signs of age.
Pat Burrell OF PHI 17 Streaky but provides legit power.
Jason Isringhausen RP STL 17 Expect a decline.
Edwin Encarnacion 3B CIN 17 Hot streaks show upside, but needs consistency.
Justin Upton OF ARI 16 Former No. 1 pick will begin showing all five tools.
Ian Snell SP PIT 16 Great value pick.
Matt Capps RP PIT 16 Save chances limited in PIT.
Chad Billingsley SP LAD 16 Immense upside but might not fully bloom until '09.
Conor Jackson 1B ARI 16 Breakout candidate heading into third full season.
Carlos Delgado 1B NYM 16 Too soon to throw in the towel.
Chad Cordero RP WAS 16 Warning signs abound.
Orlando Hudson 2B ARI 15 Solid all-around 2B enjoys benefits of hitters' park.
Kosuke Fukudome OF CHC 15 Don't expect big power from talented import.
Tim Hudson SP ATL 15 Only if you can stomach the lack of Ks.
Adam LaRoche 1B PIT 15 Solid second half offers hope for improvement.
John Maine SP NYM 15 Won't catch anyone by surprise this year.
Troy Glaus 3B STL 15 Will miss Roger Centre but enjoy playing on grass again.
Kevin Kouzmanoff 3B SD 15 Bat emerged in second half, but Chase Headley looms.
Ken Griffey Jr. OF CIN 15 Unlikely to to top 140 games again.
Eric Gagne RP MIL 15 Durability remains major hurdle.
Willy Taveras OF COL 15 Speedster in ideal situation to thrive.
Rafael Soriano RP ATL 15 High upside available at good price.
Brad Lidge RP PHI 15 Slated to come off DL April 5.
Kevin Gregg RP FLA 15 Needs to improve shaky control.
Ty Wigginton 3B, 2B, 1B HOU 15 Should enjoy his new park and favorable lineup spot.
Stephen Drew SS ARI 15 Promising SS should enjoy better luck.
Pedro Martinez SP NYM 14 Possible bargain, but don't count on 200 IP.
Brad Penny SP LAD 14 Likely to be overvalued.
Aaron Rowand OF SF 14 Production likely to decline after career year.

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