2011 Bloomberg Sports Draft List: Top 100                                                   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. Adrian Gonzalez 1B BOS 2 31 582 101 37 90 1 .297
For the first time we will find out just how severe the impact has been for Adrian Gonzalez to play in the extremely pitcher-friendly confines of Petco Park now that he joins the Red Sox sandwiched between well-known sluggers at one of the top hitter ballparks in the Majors. For his career, Gonzalez owns a .442 slugging percentage at Petco Park compared to a .568 SLG on the road. The 28-year old Gonzalez is likely to surpass his previous career-highs of 40 home runs and 119 RBI this season, assuming he can stay healthy.
3. Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 3 3 590 93 38 73 4 .306
One of the top three hitters in baseball, Miguel Cabrera is coming off one of his finest seasons with 38 home runs, 126 RBI, and a .328 average. Cabrera is on the fast track to the Hall of Fame, as he enters the season at just 27 years old with 1400 hits, 247 home runs, and a .313 average under his belt. He is equally dangerous against southpaws and right-handers, and very consistent throughout the entire season. He is at his best against Oakland pitching, with nine home runs, 26 RBI, and a .360 average in just 24 games against the A's.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 6 27 580 98 35 86 1 .279
One of the best all-around players in the Major Leagues, Mark Teixeira has enjoyed seven straight seasons of 30-plus home runs with 100-plus RBI while offering stellar defense. A notorious slow starter, Teixeira hits just .237 for his career in April compared to a .308 mark in August. At 30 years old, Teixeira is very much in his prime though he is coming into the season fresh off a career-low .256 average.
7. Robinson Cano 2B NYY 7 8 608 97 25 41 5 .299
An MVP candidate last season, Robinson Cano posted career-highs across the board with 103 runs, 29 home runs, 109 RBI, and a .381 OBP. The durable second baseman actually tailed off a bit in the second half of the season, however, at 28-years old, Cano remains an elite talent in the Majors. Against the Red Sox last season, Cano hit .371 with 13 RBI in 18 games.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. Tim Lincecum P SF 10 141 196.0 13 0 218 3.12 1.16
The two-time Cy Young winner and ace of the World Series Champs projects as a top pitcher in 2011. While Timmy missed out on the Cy Young Award, he made up for it in the postseason by going 4-1 in his five starts with a 2.43 ERA. Lincecum has taken advantage of a weak division and big ballpark to post league-leading strikeout totals and unseemly ERAs. His fastball velocity has fallen from 94 MPH in his first two years to 91 MPH now, but Lincecum has an impressive array of off-speed stuff and does such a good job of mixing his pitches that he has been able to compensate for the loss in velocity. Including the playoffs, Lincecum pitched his third straight year with at least 225 innings, yet his unique pitching style and delivery makes it impossible to know if and when he might break down. There's no reason to expect him not to compete for another Cy Young.
11. Carl Crawford OF BOS 11 7 582 91 15 46 47 .292
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12. Hanley Ramirez SS FLA 12 18 556 77 25 69 29 .298
13. Prince Fielder 1B MIL 13 63 550 88 37 97 2 .277
14. Felix Hernandez P SEA 14 14 210.1 12 0 193 3.21 1.17
15. Evan Longoria 3B TB 15 21 587 84 31 72 11 .278
16. Roy Halladay P PHI 16 9 214.0 14 0 181 3.42 1.13
17. Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 17 152 595 95 18 59 18 .293
18. Matt Holliday OF STL 18 15 571 83 24 69 14 .292
19. Ryan Howard 1B PHI 19 37 580 88 38 70 3 .260
20. Adam Wainwright P STL 20 10 206.0 14 0 182 3.36 1.17
21. Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY 21 35 507 82 30 67 9 .271
22. Joe Mauer C MIN 22 32 520 77 15 68 3 .316
23. Jay Bruce OF CIN 23 89 546 87 32 58 9 .267
24. Josh Johnson P FLA 24 70 185.1 12 0 176 3.26 1.17
25. Josh Hamilton OF TEX 25 6 530 74 27 48 9 .298
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
26. Kevin Youkilis 1B BOS 26 73 514 80 27 72 5 .286
27. Cliff Lee P PHI 27 50 206.0 13 0 165 3.49 1.14
28. Nelson Cruz OF TEX 28 36 495 70 31 53 20 .278
29. Zack Greinke P MIL 29 491 199.2 13 0 188 3.46 1.17
30. Adam Dunn 1B CWS 30 45 554 81 42 104 1 .256
31. Ryan Zimmerman 3B WAS 31 44 588 84 29 67 3 .287
32. Dan Haren P LAA 32 343 195.0 11 0 180 3.51 1.15
33. Justin Morneau 1B MIN 33 98 526 78 25 71 1 .289
34. Hunter Pence OF HOU 34 28 606 79 27 49 17 .276
35. Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 35 65 609 93 20 46 22 .270
36. Shin-Soo Choo OF CLE 36 29 559 76 22 78 18 .280
37. Clayton Kershaw P LAD 37 90 188.0 12 0 192 3.28 1.24
38. Billy Butler 1B KC 38 91 613 79 19 62 1 .295
39. David Wright 3B NYM 39 22 574 77 23 76 19 .277
40. Jose Reyes SS NYM 40 92 572 81 12 44 39 .279
41. Matt Kemp OF LAD 41 61 575 76 25 52 28 .268
42. Mat Latos P SD 42 87 176.1 11 0 166 3.33 1.16
43. Jonathan Broxton P LAD 43 320 72.0 5 39 88 3.12 1.19
44. Andre Ethier OF LAD 44 93 576 79 27 67 5 .280
45. Jose Bautista OF TOR 45 5 554 75 38 85 6 .257
46. Curtis Granderson OF NYY 46 114 513 82 27 62 13 .258
47. Victor Martinez C DET 47 42 549 74 19 52 1 .285
48. Carlos Marmol P CHI 48 80 73.0 5 38 105 3.01 1.29
49. Justin Verlander P DET 49 82 204.0 13 0 199 3.51 1.22
50. Buster Posey C SF 50 51 535 74 20 51 3 .282
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
51. Tommy Hanson P ATL 51 187 182.2 12 0 168 3.40 1.20
52. Brian McCann C ATL 52 68 502 69 23 62 5 .277
53. Kendry Morales 1B LAA 53 273 564 69 30 42 5 .286
54. Jon Lester P BOS 54 81 191.2 14 0 192 3.48 1.23
55. Dan Uggla 2B ATL 55 16 571 80 32 80 4 .260
56. Derek Jeter SS NYY 56 62 590 88 12 58 16 .278
57. CC Sabathia P NYY 57 72 203.1 14 0 179 3.58 1.21
58. Alexei Ramirez SS CWS 58 84 581 74 19 36 16 .277
59. Chase Utley 2B PHI 59 97 532 77 24 71 13 .272
60. Nick Swisher OF NYY 60 40 545 86 29 79 2 .256
61. Brian Wilson P SF 61 55 74.0 5 38 81 3.34 1.21
62. Matt Thornton P CWS 62 168 65.0 4 35 75 3.22 1.16
63. Nick Markakis OF BAL 63 127 603 81 17 71 8 .287
64. Joakim Soria P KC 64 74 66.0 4 31 69 3.21 1.14
65. Mike Stanton OF FLA 65 177 561 74 35 72 6 .249
66. Paul Konerko 1B CWS 66 11 538 73 29 66 1 .275
67. Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 67 329 545 71 20 44 5 .293
68. Ichiro Suzuki OF SEA 68 71 632 76 7 40 31 .300
69. Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 69 53 591 79 16 69 32 .275
70. Jered Weaver P LAA 70 39 197.0 11 0 182 3.65 1.19
71. Aramis Ramirez 3B CHI 71 157 507 71 24 50 2 .270
72. Corey Hart OF MIL 72 26 524 74 23 43 13 .267
73. Mark Reynolds 3B BAL 73 163 539 72 38 78 13 .235
74. Ubaldo Jimenez P COL 74 43 196.0 13 0 184 3.46 1.27
75. Mariano Rivera P NYY 75 83 64.0 5 35 58 3.41 1.15
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
76. Jacoby Ellsbury OF BOS 76 689 503 71 8 39 50 .275
77. Joe Nathan P MIN 77 2516 70.0 5 35 76 3.47 1.21
78. Stephen Drew SS ARI 78 118 620 84 18 58 8 .270
79. Jonathan Papelbon P BOS 79 149 66.0 5 36 69 3.48 1.21
80. Vladimir Guerrero DH BAL 80 20 513 66 22 35 4 .286
81. Delmon Young OF MIN 81 38 576 71 18 33 10 .284
82. Heath Bell P SD 82 54 69.0 4 36 74 3.42 1.24
83. Carlos Quentin OF CWS 83 110 459 63 29 52 4 .268
84. Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 84 19 565 69 22 40 7 .282
85. Shane Victorino OF PHI 85 78 548 76 14 48 28 .273
86. Colby Rasmus OF STL 86 64 531 75 24 60 10 .260
87. Justin Upton OF ARI 87 111 536 70 25 70 17 .266
88. Martin Prado 2B ATL 88 52 587 88 14 45 5 .289
89. Jayson Werth OF WAS 89 17 554 71 27 80 15 .261
90. Mike Napoli C TEX 90 95 460 58 27 51 6 .254
91. Ben Zobrist OF TB 91 165 558 78 21 88 18 .258
92. Neftali Feliz P TEX 92 58 78.0 5 31 73 3.48 1.24
93. Ian Kinsler 2B TEX 93 122 505 66 20 55 22 .276
94. Carlos Lee OF HOU 94 176 565 67 24 38 4 .276
95. Alex Rios OF CWS 95 24 545 67 18 39 29 .271
96. Adam Lind DH TOR 96 357 585 72 27 48 2 .269
97. Casey McGehee 3B MIL 97 76 565 76 20 46 2 .274
98. Cole Hamels P PHI 98 106 186.0 11 0 173 3.75 1.20
99. Michael Young DH TEX 99 47 602 80 18 49 6 .278
100. Luke Scott DH BAL 100 86 505 68 27 61 2 .264