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2010 Fantasy Preview: Top 100
03/23/2010 8:00 AM ET
Below is a chart of the top 100 players ranked and covered in MLB.com's 2010 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 2009 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 process, the cheatsheet 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 cheatsheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2010 projections.
Dollar values based on standard 5x5 play, $260 budget per 23-man team.
Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP
 Top 100 POS TM $$ Notes
Albert Pujols 1B STL 45 Perennial No. 1 pick showing no signs of slowing.
Hanley Ramirez SS FLA 42 Best could be yet to come from super SS.
Ryan Braun OF MIL 39 Great park, great hitter ... what's not to love?
Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY 39 Fully healthy, remains gold standard at hot corner.
Chase Utley 2B PHI 38 All-around star worthy of first-round pick.
Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 38 Expect repeat performance from Bronx Bomber.
Prince Fielder 1B MIL 38 First-rate masher in prime years.
Matt Kemp OF LAD 36 Multi-talented star emerging as perennial 30/30 threat.
Ryan Howard 1B PHI 36 For pure power, no one's better.
Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 36 Lack of protection no problem for reliable bopper.
Evan Longoria 3B TB 35 Already at superstar level after just two seasons.
Tim Lincecum SP SF 35 Back-to-back Cy winner in class by himself.
Joe Mauer C MIN 35 Ran away from field in MVP '09 campaign.
David Wright 3B NYM 33 May be hard-pressed to regain 2005-08 form.
Adrian Gonzalez 1B SD 32 Delivers premium power despite unfavorable home park.
Roy Halladay SP PHI 32 Perennial ace set to take over in PHI.
Justin Upton OF ARI 31 Electric 22-year-old set to join league's elite.
Carl Crawford OF TB 31 Provides some pop to go with speed.
Matt Holliday OF STL 31 Trade to STL rebuilt stellar reputation.
Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 30 Next step: Show five-category form from start to finish.
Ian Kinsler 2B TEX 30 Tantalizing talent needs to stay on the field.
Zack Greinke SP KC 30 Lack of run support no problem for ace.
Jacoby Ellsbury OF BOS 30 No big power gains, but will run like crazy.
Justin Morneau 1B MIN 30 Return to full health will bring big numbers.
Victor Martinez C, 1B BOS 29 Will enjoy full season in loaded Red Sox lineup.
Felix Hernandez SP SEA 29 Offers unique combo of upside, quality track record.
Kendry Morales 1B LAA 29 Here to stay among big boppers.
Mark Reynolds 3B, 1B ARI 29 Rose to stardom in 2010, will strikeouts undermine him?
CC Sabathia SP NYY 28 Bank on repeat of terrific numbers.
Pablo Sandoval 3B, 1B SF 28 Excels despite underwhelming supporting cast.
Jose Reyes SS NYM 27 Thyroid problem remains lingering concern.
Justin Verlander SP DET 27 Gold standard among pure smoke-throwers.
Grady Sizemore OF CLE 27 Multi-talented OF capable of regaining top form.
Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 27 Former MVP just entering prime years.
Dan Haren SP ARI 27 WHIP-master well worth early consideration.
Johan Santana SP NYM 26 Good bet to make successful bounceback from surgery.
Adam Wainwright SP STL 26 Ace status legit following Cy Young-caliber '09.
Derek Jeter SS NYY 26 Perennial All-Star as good as ever in '09.
Brian McCann C ATL 26 Top-shelf backstop well worth serious bucks.
Ryan Zimmerman 3B WSH 26 Combines power, plate discipine, with room for growth.
Aramis Ramirez 3B CHC 25 Rock-solid run producer as long as shoulder is healthy
Mariano Rivera RP NYY 25 Showing no signs of slowing.
Jonathan Broxton RP LAD 25 Young flamethrower already among game's elite stoppers.
Jimmy Rollins SS PHI 25 Despite recent disappointments, still an elite SS.
Joey Votto 1B CIN 25 Burgeoning All-Star set to make leap.
Yovani Gallardo SP MIL 24 Budding ace capable of impressive numbers.
Chone Figgins 3B SEA 24 Spike in walk rate masking gradual decline on basepaths
Andre Ethier OF LAD 24 Has cemented status as legit bopper.
Ichiro Suzuki OF SEA 24 Age may soon catch up to veteran catalyst.
Jonathan Papelbon RP BOS 24 Numbers pretty impressive even in "down" year.
Jason Bay OF NYM 24 Move to Citi Field won't hurt power too much.
Adam Lind OF TOR 23 Lots to like about burgeoning masher.
Aaron Hill 2B TOR 23 Bopper set to prove '09 was no fluke.
Kevin Youkilis 1B, 3B BOS 23 Quality option once top-tier cornermen are gone.
Jayson Werth OF PHI 22 In prime position to build on breakout '09 numbers.
Robinson Cano 2B NYY 22 Back among upper echelon following '09 performance.
Manny Ramirez OF LAD 22 Still one of game's most feared sluggers.
Curtis Granderson OF NYY 21 Will fit nicely into favorable new park, lineup.
Derrek Lee 1B CHC 21 Capable of another run at .300-30-100.
Nelson Cruz OF TEX 21 In prime position to build on breakout '09 numbers.
Cole Hamels SP PHI 21 Throw last season's numbers out the window.
Josh Johnson SP FLA 21 Time to invest is now.
Cliff Lee SP SEA 20 Should remain on top of game in SEA.
Adam Dunn 1B, OF WSH 20 Bank on usual 40 HR, 100 RBIs.
Lance Berkman 1B, OF WSH 20 Spring knee problems a red flag.
Francisco Rodriguez RP NYM 20 Should be more consistent in 2nd year with NYM.
Jon Lester SP BOS 20 Stud lefty closing in on elite level.
Heath Bell RP SD 20 Made seamless transition to closer role.
Matt Wieters C BAL 19 Secret is out on this star-in-the-making.
Carlos Pena 1B TB 19 Elite power helps offset low average.
Josh Hamilton OF TEX 19 Injury-prone slugger worth roll of dice.
Joakim Soria RP KC 19 Consistent dominance overlooked by many.
Brian Roberts 2B BAL 19 Veteran 2B provides quality all-around numbers.
Gordon Beckham 3B CWS 18 Rising star with power, contact skills, some speed.
Shin-Soo Choo OF CLE 18 Quality source of all-category production.
Chris Carpenter SP STL 18 Most prominent high-risk/high-reward option out there.
Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 18 Reliable vet pushing for fourth straight 20/20 year.
Carlos Lee OF HOU 18 Expect 100 RBIs from consistent run producer.
Michael Young 3B TEX 17 Shift to 3B revitalized ultra-reliable, high-AVG bat.
Matt Cain SP SF 17 Fireballer made big strides in '09.
Hunter Pence OF HOU 17 Still room for improvement for five-category producer.
Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 17 Needs only to improve control to reach sky-high ceiling.
B.J. Upton OF TB 17 Has yet to prove .300 AVG, 24 HR from '07 were legit.
Nick Markakis OF BAL 17 May not reach superstar level, but still highly productive.
Brian Wilson RP SF 16 Must cut down walks to take next step.
Andrew Bailey RP OAK 16 AL ROY is real deal.
Raul Ibanez OF PHI 16 Move to PHI certainly agreed with veteran slugger.
Bobby Abreu OF LAA 16 Remains steady source of multi-category production.
Ubaldo Jimenez SP COL 16 Flamethrower close to ace status.
Tommy Hanson SP ATL 16 Quickly making good on impressive potential.
Billy Butler 1B KC 16 Talented youngster putting it all together at plate.
Dan Uggla 2B FLA 15 Offers rare power at light-hitting position.
Ben Zobrist 2B, SS, OF TB 15 Power, speed, versatility too much to pass up.
Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 15 Dynamic youngster capable of 20/20 campaign.
Shane Victorino OF PHI 15 Ideal No. 2-type OF with all-category production.
Chipper Jones 3B ATL 15 Long-time All-Star may finally be in decline.
Wandy Rodriguez SP HOU 15 Struggles on road, but among quality starters.
Ricky Nolasco SP FLA 15 Ignore last year's first-half struggles.
Alfonso Soriano OF CHC 15 Knocked from upper echelon following disappointing '09.
Josh Beckett SP BOS 15 Safe bet for 15 wins and 180 Ks.

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