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Updated 4/10/2013

By the end of your league's fantasy baseball draft, the top-tier options at each position have found a new home. The players that remain on your league's waiver wire will most likely be recycled over the course of the next six months. It's this group of second, third, and, in some cases, fourth tier options, that owners want to learn about when they seek an upgrade at a specific position. So, to erase the majority of fantasy baseball clutter, I'll be publishing updated positional player rankings throughout the season, concentrating on players widely available on the waiver wire. Here are some fantasy outfielders and pitchers owned in roughly less than 70 percent of FOXSports.com leagues. Next to some players' names, I've added notes with some recent valuable stats and/or trends to assist owners eager to make a move.  These will be updated periodically throughout the 2013 season.

2013 Fantasy Baseball In-Season Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B

Rank Players Notes
1 Coco Crisp, Oak Ownership on the rise fast - act now! Hitting .343 (4/10)
2 Michael Cuddyer, Col Ownership on the rise fast - act now!  Hitting .407 (4/10)
3 Matt Carpenter, StL May lose some playing time with David Freese back, look for him to play 2B
4 Jon Jay, StL Has at least one hit in 8 out of Cardinals' first 9 games
5 Jayson Werth, Was  
6 Nick Swisher, Cle Hitting .250 - keep the faith - long season
7 Jason Kubel, Ari Hitting .310 with two homers ... fast starter
8 Gerardo Parra, Ari  
9 Denard Span, Was Hitting .292 with .469 OBP - something you like to see with base stealer
10 Starling Marte, Pit  
11 Franklin Gutierrez, Sea Cooled off after a really hot first week - 2 HR (4/10)
12 Vernon Wells, NYY Making us look silly with a .360 BA and .467 OBP - it won't last (4/10
13 Lorenzo Cain, KC  
14 Colby Rasmus, Tor  
15 Jeff Francoeur, KC  
16 Michael Brantley, Cle  
17 Dayan Viciedo, CWS  
18 Alejandro De Aza, CWS  
19 Michael Saunders, Sea  
20 Emilio Bonifacio, Tor  
21 Justin Maxwell, Hou  
22 Matt Joyce, TB  
23 Justin Ruggiano, Mia  
24 Andy Dirks, Det  
25 Carlos Quentin, SD  
26 David Murphy, Tex  
27 Domonic Brown, Phi  
28 Peter Bourjos, LAA  
29 Cameron Maybin, SD  
30 A.J. Pollock, Ari  
31 Jackie Bradley, Bos  
32 Aaron Hicks, Min  
33 Alfonso Soriano, ChC  
34 Drew Stubbs, Cle  
35 Corey Hart, Mil DL - out until late-May
36 Chris Heisey, Cin  
37 Garrett Jones, Pit  
38 Adam Eaton, Ari DL
39 Nolan Reimold, Bal  
40 Logan Morrison, Mia  
41 Juan Pierre, Mia  
Rank Players Notes
1 Paul Maholm, Atl Ownership on the rise ... 2-0 with 0.00 ERA and 13 K
2 Alexi Ogando, Tex Still waiting on starting pitching eligibility
3 Clay Buchholz, Bos Ownership on the rise ... 2-0 and 0.64 ERA
4 A.J. Griffin, Oak  
5 Andy Pettitte, NYY 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA and OBA of .241
6 Barry Zito, SF 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 1.00 WHIP
7 Justin Masterson, Cle 2-0 with 13 K and OBA of .122
8 Wandy Rodriguez, Pit  
9 Alexander Cobb, TB  
10 Derek Holland, Tex  
11 Hisashi Iwakuma, Sea  
12 Hyun-Jin Ryu, LAD  
13 Tom Milone, Oak  
14 Jeremy Guthrie, KC He's 2-0 with a 3.55 ERA and 1.03 WHIP - yes, that's accurate
15 Eric Stults, SD  
16 Nick Tepesch, TEX Solid in first start for Rangers, 7 1/3 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, and 5 K
17 James McDonald, Pit  
18 Jose Fernandez, Mia Solid debut against the NY Mets - 5 IP, 1 ER and 8 K
19 Jason Hammel, Bal  
20 Daniel Straily, Oak  
21 Travis Wood, ChC  
22 Miguel Gonzalez, Bal  
23 Josh Beckett, LAD  
24 Shelby Miller, STL  
25 Wily Peralta, Mil  
26 Dillon Gee, NYM  
27 Wei-Yin Chen, Bal  
28 Garrett Richards, LAA Will replace Jered Weaver in Angels' rotation
29 Edwin Jackson, ChC  
30 Lucas Harrell, Hou  
31 Ubaldo Jimenez, Cle  
32 Matt Harrison, Tex DL
33 Phil Hughes, NYY DL
34 Matt Garza, ChC DL
35 Edinson Volquez, SD  
36 Brandon McCarthy, Ari  
37 Ivan Nova, NYY  
38 Ryan Dempster, Bos  
39 Tommy Hanson, LAA  
40 Zach McAllister, Cle  
41 Tommy Hanson, LAA  
42 Zach McAllister, Cle  
Rank Players Notes
1 Ernesto Frieri, LAA Closing with Ryan Madson on DL
2 Jim Henderson, Mil John Axford out, for now, Henderson win
3 Kyuji Fujikawa, ChC Carlos Marmol's early-season implosion opened door for Fujikawa
4 Mitchell Boggs, StL Roughed up vs. Reds for 6 ER on 4/8, Trevor Rosenthal lingering
5 Joaquin Benoit, Det Named primary 9th-inning option by Leyland
6 Kelvin Herrera, KC If Greg Holland continues to struggle, look for Herrera to take over 9th inning
7 Trevor Rosenthal, StL  
8 Kenley Jansen, LAD  
9 Aaron Crow, KC  
10 Vinnie Pestano, Cle  
11 Drew Storen, Was  
12 Joe Smith, Cle  
13 Shelby Miller, StL SP5
14 Nick Tepesch, Tex SP5
15 Andrew Bailey, Bos  
16 Luke Gregerson, SD  
17 Santiago Casilla, SF  
18 David Hernandez, Ari  
19 Sergio Santos, Tor  
20 Ryan Cook, Oak  
21 Matt Thornton, CWS  
22 Al Albuquerque, Det  
23 Tyler Clippard, Was  
24 Koji Uehara, Bos  
25 Sean Doolittle, Oak  
26 Stephen Pryor, Sea  
27 Jesse Crain, CWS  
28 Jonathan Broxton, Cin  
29 Kyle Farnsworth, TB  
30 Javier Lopez, SF  
31 Rex Brothers, Col  
32 David Robertson, NYY  
33 Jose Valverde, Det Triple A Toledo (Tigers)
34 Ryan Madson, LAA DL
35 Jonny Venters, Atl DL

 

2013 Fantasy Baseball In-Season Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B

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