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May Designated Hitter Rankings

Monday, May 02, 2011

Welcome to the May rankings. Players are ranked based on how much value I believe they'll provide in 5x5 leagues over the rest of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 250 list.

Click to see other May rankings:
Top 250 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

Designated Hitters

  • With Adam Lind, Luke Scott, Dan Johnson and Eric Chavez all qualifying at positions, it's just an eight-man list at DH.

  • Hafner is off to a great start, but now he's absent from Cleveland's lineup due to an ankle problem. He can't even stay healthy as a DH, so he's not really worth holding on to in mixed leagues.

  • DH Rankings

    RankDesignated HitterTeamApril
    1 Vladimir Guerrero Orioles 1
    2 David Ortiz Red Sox 3
    3 Travis Hafner Indians 8
    4 Jack Cust Mariners 5
    5 Jim Thome Twins 6
    6 Hideki Matsui Athletics 7
    7 Nick Johnson Indians 9
    8 Jake Fox Orioles 10

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