Matthew Pouliot

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Top 250 Keeper Rankings

Thursday, August 18, 2011


This year's final set of Strike Zone player rankings focuses strictly on 2012 and beyond. I'm looking mostly at the next two years in these keeper rankings, though I am providing a little credit for 2014 and '15. As always, there are position rankings with notes and an overall top 250 list.

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

RankPlayer NameTeam
1 Ryan Braun Brewers
2 Matt Kemp Dodgers
3 Albert Pujols Cardinals
4 Jose Bautista Blue Jays
5 Adrian Gonzalez Red Sox
6 Troy Tulowitzki Rockies
7 Joey Votto Reds
8 Miguel Cabrera Tigers
9 Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox
10 Hanley Ramirez Marlins
11 Justin Upton Diamondbacks
12 Robinson Cano Yankees
13 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies
14 Evan Longoria Rays
15 Jose Reyes Mets
16 Roy Halladay Phillies
17 Andrew McCutchen Pirates
18 David Wright Mets
19 Felix Hernandez Mariners
20 Carl Crawford Red Sox
21 Prince Fielder Brewers
22 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers
23 Dustin Pedroia Red Sox
24 Tim Lincecum Giants
25 Matt Holliday Cardinals
26 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals
27 Mark Teixeira Yankees
28 Chase Utley Phillies
29 Buster Posey Giants
30 Elvis Andrus Rangers
31 Curtis Granderson Yankees
32 Alex Rodriguez Yankees
33 Mike Stanton Marlins
34 Justin Verlander Tigers
35 Ryan Howard Phillies
36 Ian Kinsler Rangers
37 Josh Hamilton Rangers
38 Jason Heyward Braves
39 Jon Lester Red Sox
40 Brian McCann Braves
41 Rickie Weeks Brewers
42 Michael Bourn Braves
43 CC Sabathia Yankees
44 Joe Mauer Twins
45 Hunter Pence Phillies
46 Drew Stubbs Reds
47 Jered Weaver Angels
48 Carlos Santana Indians
49 Adam Jones Orioles
50 David Price Rays
51 Nelson Cruz Rangers
52 Desmond Jennings Rays
53 Cliff Lee Phillies
54 Dustin Ackley Mariners
55 Shin-Soo Choo Indians
56 Tommy Hanson Braves
57 Asdrubal Cabrera Indians
58 Jay Bruce Reds
59 Cole Hamels Phillies
60 Pablo Sandoval Giants
61 Matt Cain Giants
62 B.J. Upton Rays
63 Craig Kimbrel Braves
64 Stephen Strasburg Nationals
65 Victor Martinez Tigers
66 Starlin Castro Cubs
67 Eric Hosmer Royals
68 Madison Bumgarner Giants
69 Chris Young Diamondbacks
70 Colby Rasmus Blue Jays
71 Jimmy Rollins Phillies
72 Zack Greinke Brewers
73 Jonathan Papelbon Red Sox
74 Brett Gardner Yankees
75 Adrian Beltre Rangers
76 Yovani Gallardo Brewers
77 Ben Zobrist Rays
78 Andre Ethier Dodgers
79 Brian Wilson Giants
80 Dan Haren Angels
81 Josh Beckett Red Sox
82 Freddie Freeman Braves
83 Kevin Youkilis Red Sox
84 Michael Pineda Mariners
85 Shane Victorino Phillies
86 Mat Latos Padres
87 Brett Lawrie Blue Jays
88 Mariano Rivera Yankees
89 Billy Butler Royals
90 Stephen Drew Diamondbacks
91 Jordan Zimmermann Nationals
92 Alex Gordon Royals
93 Jeremy Hellickson Rays
94 Brandon Phillips Reds
95 Jordan Walden Angels
96 Nick Markakis Orioles
97 Shaun Marcum Brewers
98 David Ortiz Red Sox
99 Aramis Ramirez Cubs
100 Jayson Werth Nationals
101 Alexei Ramirez White Sox
102 Heath Bell Padres
103 Gio Gonzalez Athletics
104 Adam Lind Blue Jays
105 Corey Hart Brewers
106 Josh Johnson Marlins
107 Dan Uggla Braves
108 Cameron Maybin Padres
109 Michael Young Rangers
110 Jaime Garcia Cardinals
111 Ricky Romero Blue Jays
112 Logan Morrison Marlins
113 Neftali Feliz Rangers
114 Paul Konerko White Sox
115 Ubaldo Jimenez Indians
116 Jason Kipnis Indians
117 Andrew Bailey Athletics
118 Yunel Escobar Blue Jays
119 Adam Dunn White Sox
120 Drew Storen Nationals
121 Ian Kennedy Diamondbacks
122 Carlos Marmol Cubs
123 Alex Rios White Sox
124 Miguel Montero Diamondbacks
125 Ryan Madson Phillies
126 Mike Morse Nationals
127 James Shields Rays
128 Joakim Soria Royals
129 Joel Hanrahan Pirates
130 Carlos Beltran Giants
131 Matt Garza Cubs
132 Erick Aybar Angels
133 John Axford Brewers
134 Daniel Hudson Diamondbacks
135 Howie Kendrick Angels
136 Mike Trout Angels
137 Chase Headley Padres
138 Jose Valverde Tigers
139 Tim Hudson Braves
140 Neil Walker Pirates
141 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners
142 Sergio Santos White Sox
143 Johnny Cueto Reds
144 Austin Jackson Tigers
145 Mark Reynolds Orioles
146 C.J. Wilson Rangers
147 Ike Davis Mets
148 Francisco Rodriguez Brewers
149 Carlos Quentin White Sox
150 Danny Espinosa Nationals
151 Adam Wainwright Cardinals
152 Jhonny Peralta Tigers
153 Justin Morneau Twins
154 Chris Carpenter Cardinals
155 Jhoulys Chacin Rockies
156 Aroldis Chapman Reds
157 Jose Tabata Pirates
158 J.J. Hardy Orioles
159 Trevor Cahill Athletics
160 Pedro Alvarez Pirates
161 Chris Perez Indians
162 Jemile Weeks Athletics
163 Geovany Soto Cubs
164 Chad Billingsley Dodgers
165 Martin Prado Braves
166 Lance Berkman Tigers
167 Francisco Cordero Reds
168 Brian Roberts Orioles
169 Nick Swisher Cardinals
170 Cory Luebke Padres
171 Max Scherzer Tigers
172 Jed Lowrie Red Sox
173 Clay Buchholz Red Sox
174 Huston Street Rockies
175 Denard Span Yankees
176 Mike Moustakas Royals
177 Matt Wieters Orioles
178 John Danks White Sox
179 Coco Crisp Athletics
180 Ricky Nolasco Marlins
181 Gordon Beckham White Sox
182 Domonic Brown Twins
183 J.J. Putz Diamondbacks
184 Anibal Sanchez Marlins
185 Alex Avila Tigers
186 Brandon Beachy Braves
187 Peter Bourjos Angels
188 Mark Melancon Astros
189 Jarrod Saltalamacchia Red Sox
190 Matt Moore Rays
191 Vernon Wells Rays
192 Jose Altuve Astros
193 Leo Nunez Marlins
194 Derek Jeter Yankees
195 Brandon Morrow Blue Jays
196 Mike Napoli Rangers
197 Ian Desmond Nationals
198 Ervin Santana Angels
199 Michael Cuddyer Twins
200 Matt Joyce Angels
201 Gaby Sanchez Marlins
202 Kenley Jansen Dodgers
203 Francisco Liriano Twins
204 Rafael Furcal Cardinals
205 Brennan Boesch Phillies
206 Jair Jurrjens Braves
207 Daniel Bard Red Sox
208 Jason Kubel Twins
209 Chris Iannetta Rockies
210 Joe Nathan Twins
211 Torii Hunter Angels
212 Kendry Morales Angels
213 J.P. Arencibia Blue Jays
214 Edwin Jackson Cardinals
215 Johan Santana Mets
216 Rajai Davis Blue Jays
217 Brandon League Mariners
218 Kelly Johnson Diamondbacks
219 Bryce Harper Nationals
220 Alexi Ogando Rangers
221 Bobby Parnell Mets
222 Edwin Encarnacion Blue Jays
223 Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks
224 Brian Matusz Orioles
225 Bobby Abreu Angels
226 Fernando Salas Cardinals
227 Kurt Suzuki Athletics
228 Grady Sizemore Indians
229 Wandy Rodriguez Astros
230 Michael Brantley Indians
231 Alfonso Soriano Cubs
232 Mark Trumbo Angels
233 Yadier Molina Cardinals
234 Angel Pagan Mets
235 Jonathan Broxton Dodgers
236 Colby Lewis Rangers
237 Justin Masterson Indians
238 Jesus Montero Yankees
239 Josh Reddick Red Sox
240 Matt Capps Twins
241 Carlos Pena Cubs
242 Alcides Escobar Royals
243 Delmon Young Tigers
244 Kevin Gregg Orioles
245 Ryan Dempster Cubs
246 David Freese Cardinals
247 Justin Smoak Mariners
248 Derek Holland Rangers
249 Jeff Francoeur Royals
250 Dee Gordon Dodgers


Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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