2011 Bloomberg Sports Draft List: NL TOP 50                                         Print

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B-RANK 2011 PROJECTIONS
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
1. Albert Pujols 1B STL 1 2 563 103 40 98 11 .312
The man, the myth, the legend: Albert Pujols has hit 30-plus home runs with 100-plus RBI, and a .310-plus average in all 10 seasons in the Major Leagues. Just 31 years old, Pujols has already compiled 408 hits and 1900 hits. Though his average reached a career-low last season at .312, Pujols remains the creme de la creme, as his greatest obstacle has been pitchers throwing around him. On that note, Pujols will need protection from Matt Holliday and Colby Rasmus to post the numbers expected from him. One of the newer aspects of Pujols' game is his aggressiveness on the basepaths, as the 6'3, 230 lbs. first baseman has swiped 30 bases over the last two seasons.
2. Joey Votto 1B CIN 4 4 568 100 33 82 10 .298
This Canadian slugger earned his first MVP award with a memorable season that included 37 home runs, 113 RBI, and a .324 average. Votto also knows how to fill the box score with 106 runs and 16 steals. Votto has formed a competitive rivalry with Albert Pujols with similar all-around production while leading the surprising Reds into contention. Votto enters the season just 10 home runs shy of 100 for his career.
3. Ryan Braun OF MIL 5 12 603 96 31 54 15 .295
One of the brightest stars in the game, Ryan Braun has averaged 32 home runs, 16 steals, and 105 RBI with a .307 batting clip through his first four seasons. The 27-year old outfielder was at his best on the road last season with a .336 average and nine stolen bases. He is an annual contender for the MVP award.
4. Carlos Gonzalez OF COL 8 1 577 91 28 47 22 .289
The former top prospect for the Diamondbacks and A's finally broke out for the Rockies last season. Gonzalez earned some MVP consideration with 34 home runs, 117 RBI, 111 runs, and 26 steals. As good as he is, keep an eye on his home and road splits. His slugging percentage skyrockets from .453 to .737 when playing at Coors Field.
5. Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 9 13 545 86 29 62 14 .289
One of the top talents in the game, Troy Tulowitzki blasted 27 home runs with 95 RBI and a .315 average despite missing nearly a quarter of the season due to injury. At 26 years old, Tulowitzki's ceiling has likely not been reached. While he certainly enjoys playing in the cozy confines of Coors Field, Tulowitzki is a legitimate star with a .291 average and .504 SLG on the road last season.
6. Tim Lincecum P SF 10 141 196.0 13 0 218 3.12 1.16
7. Hanley Ramirez SS FLA 12 18 556 77 25 69 29 .298
8. Prince Fielder 1B MIL 13 63 550 88 37 97 2 .277
9. Roy Halladay P PHI 16 9 214.0 14 0 181 3.42 1.13
10. Matt Holliday OF STL 18 15 571 83 24 69 14 .292
11. Ryan Howard 1B PHI 19 37 580 88 38 70 3 .260
12. Adam Wainwright P STL 20 10 206.0 14 0 182 3.36 1.17
13. Jay Bruce OF CIN 23 89 546 87 32 58 9 .267
14. Josh Johnson P FLA 24 70 185.1 12 0 176 3.26 1.17
15. Cliff Lee P PHI 27 50 206.0 13 0 165 3.49 1.14
16. Zack Greinke P MIL 29 491 199.2 13 0 188 3.46 1.17
17. Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS 31 44 588 84 29 67 3 .287
18. Hunter Pence OF HOU 34 28 606 79 27 49 17 .276
19. Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 35 65 609 93 20 46 22 .270
20. Clayton Kershaw P LAD 37 90 188.0 12 0 192 3.28 1.24
21. David Wright 3B NYM 39 22 574 77 23 76 19 .277
22. Jose Reyes SS NYM 40 92 572 81 12 44 39 .279
23. Matt Kemp OF LAD 41 61 575 76 25 52 28 .268
24. Mat Latos P SD 42 87 176.1 11 0 166 3.33 1.16
25. Jonathan Broxton P LAD 43 320 72.0 5 39 88 3.12 1.19
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
26. Andre Ethier OF LAD 44 93 576 79 27 67 5 .280
27. Carlos Marmol P CHI 48 80 73.0 5 38 105 3.01 1.29
28. Buster Posey C SF 50 51 535 74 20 51 3 .282
29. Tommy Hanson P ATL 51 187 182.2 12 0 168 3.40 1.20
30. Brian McCann C ATL 52 68 502 69 23 62 5 .277
31. Dan Uggla 2B ATL 55 16 571 80 32 80 4 .260
32. Chase Utley 2B PHI 59 97 532 77 24 71 13 .272
33. Brian Wilson P SF 61 55 74.0 5 38 81 3.34 1.21
34. Mike Stanton OF FLA 65 177 561 74 35 72 6 .249
35. Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 67 329 545 71 20 44 5 .293
36. Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 69 53 591 79 16 69 32 .275
37. Aramis Ramirez 3B CHI 71 157 507 71 24 50 2 .270
38. Corey Hart OF MIL 72 26 524 74 23 43 13 .267
39. Ubaldo Jimenez P COL 74 43 196.0 13 0 184 3.46 1.27
40. Stephen Drew SS ARI 78 118 620 84 18 58 8 .270
41. Heath Bell P SD 82 54 69.0 4 36 74 3.42 1.24
42. Shane Victorino OF PHI 85 78 548 76 14 48 28 .273
43. Colby Rasmus OF STL 86 64 531 75 24 60 10 .260
44. Justin Upton OF ARI 87 111 536 70 25 70 17 .266
45. Martin Prado 2B ATL 88 52 587 88 14 45 5 .289
46. Jayson Werth OF WAS 89 17 554 71 27 80 15 .261
47. Carlos Lee OF HOU 94 176 565 67 24 38 4 .276
48. Casey McGehee 3B MIL 97 76 565 76 20 46 2 .274
49. Cole Hamels P PHI 98 106 186.0 11 0 173 3.75 1.20
50. Jimmy Rollins SS PHI 101 274 515 73 13 44 27 .258