We ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 to
425, and the pitchers in the majors from 1 to 350, based on our
projections of their statistical production this season. The
categories considered for position players were batting average,
home runs, RBIs and stolen bases; for pitchers the categories
were wins, saves, earned run average and WHIP (walks plus hits
per inning pitched). We also took into account each player's
stats from previous seasons, as well as his role on his current
team, his prospects for improving or declining, his injury
history and his current physical condition. Below are the
position-by-position breakdowns for the top players, including
the overall Player Value Ranking, or PVR, for each.

POSITION PLAYERS

RANK PLAYER PVR

CATCHERS

1. Mike Piazza 14
2. Ivan Rodriguez 39
3. Javy Lopez 48
4. Jason Kendall 49
5. Jorge Posada 82
6. Eddie Taubensee 106
7. Mike Lieberthal 157
8. Dan Wilson 179
9. Chris Widger 180
10. Darrin Fletcher 183
11. Terry Steinbach 188
12. Scott Hatteberg 189
13. Charles Johnson 190
14. Todd Hundley 198
15. Dave Nilsson 201
16. Todd Greene 203
17. Brad Ausmus 206
18. Sandy Alomar Jr. 210
19. Eli Marrero 211
20. A.J. Hinch 220
21. Mitch Meluskey 224
22. Jim Leyritz 231
23. Jeff Reed 235
24. Chad Kreuter 244
25. Benito Santiago 250
26. John Flaherty 252
27. Kelly Stinnett 253
28. Eddie Perez 257
29. Bobby Hughes 258
30. Brian Johnson 264

FIRST BASEMEN

1. Mark McGwire 3
2. Mo Vaughn 12
3. Jeff Bagwell 15
4. Frank Thomas 17
5. Carlos Delgado 19
6. John Olerud 20
7. Tino Martinez 25
8. Jim Thome 31
9. Rafael Palmeiro 33
10. Jose Offerman 50
11. Mark Grace 51
12. Tony Clark 53
13. Will Clark 55
14. Ryan Klesko 56
15. Jason Giambi 61
16. Todd Helton 63
17. Jeff King 67
18. Travis Lee 72
19. David Segui 75
20. Kevin Young 80
21. Rico Brogna 99
22. Sean Berry 107
23. Wally Joyner 121
24. Sean Casey 122
25. Derrek Lee 124
26. Fred McGriff 130
27. Eric Karros 142
28. Brad Fullmer 146
29. J.T. Snow 164
30. Doug Mientkiewicz 214

SECOND BASEMEN

1. Craig Biggio 8
2. Jeff Kent 21
3. Damion Easley 43
4. Chuck Knoblauch 65
5. Ray Durham 69
6. Todd Walker 71
7. Eric Young 73
8. Roberto Alomar 78
9. Edgardo Alfonzo 95
10. Bret Boone 104
11. Fernando Vina 129
12. Marlon Anderson 132
13. Carlos Guillen 138
14. Quilvio Veras 161
15. Delino DeShields 163
16. Carlos Febles 168
17. Mike Lansing 171
18. Mickey Morandini 172
19. Wilton Guerrero 184
20. Mark McLemore 185
21. Miguel Cairo 212
22. Scott Spiezio 215
23. Pokey Reese 233
24. Homer Bush 237
25. Jay Bell 238
26. Warren Morris 256
27. David Howard 279
28. Jeff Frye 280
29. Craig Counsell 309
30. Randy Velarde 328

THIRD BASEMEN

1. Vinny Castilla 9
2. Chipper Jones 23
3. Scott Rolen 26
4. Dean Palmer 60
5. Ken Caminiti 66
6. Eric Chavez 74
7. Travis Fryman 83
8. Jeff Cirillo 88
9. Matt Williams 90
10. Robin Ventura 100
11. Scott Brosius 102
12. Cal Ripken Jr. 137
13. Todd Zeile 143
14. Russ Davis 147
15. Tony Fernandez 151
16. Bobby Smith 152
17. Greg Norton 153
18. John Valentin 162
19. Shane Andrews 167
20. Ed Sprague 176
21. Fernando Tatis 177
22. Troy Glaus 191
23. Corey Koskie 192
24. Bill Mueller 193
25. George Arias 217
26. Aaron Boone 218
27. Gary Gaetti 225
28. Joe Randa 226
29. Mike Lowell 232
30. Adrian Beltre 239

SHORTSTOPS

1. Alex Rodriguez 1
2. Nomar Garciaparra 10
3. Derek Jeter 22
4. Barry Larkin 42
5. Jose Hernandez 86
6. Mike Caruso 105
7. Omar Vizquel 114
8. Edgar Renteria 140
9. Miguel Tejada 148
10. Alex Gonzalez
(Blue Jays) 178
11. Neifi Perez 194
12. Tony Batista 196
13. Pat Meares 205
14. Desi Relaford 207
15. Mark Grudzielanek 208
16. Royce Clayton 229
17. Mike Bordick 236
18. Jose Valentin 240
19. Alex Gonzalez
(Marlins) 248
20. Orlando Cabrera 249
21. Kevin Stocker 259
22. Chris Gomez 261
23. Gary DiSarcina 272
24. Rich Aurilia 273
25. Ricky Gutierrez 288
26. Walt Weiss 292
27. Deivi Cruz 307
28. Rey Sanchez 315
29. Rey Ordonez 331
30. Denny Hocking 336

OUTFIELDERS

1. Sammy Sosa 2
2. Ken Griffey Jr. 4
3. Vladimir Guerrero 5
4. Albert Belle 6
5. Juan Gonzalez 7
6. Barry Bonds 11
7. Larry Walker 13
8. Manny Ramirez 16
9. Dante Bichette 18
10. Raul Mondesi 24
11. Jeromy Burnitz 27
12. Bernie Williams 28
13. Brian Jordan 29
14. Ray Lankford 30
15. Derek Bell 32
16. Shawn Green 34
17. J.D. Drew 35
18. David Justice 37
19. Greg Vaughn 38
20. Paul O'Neill 41
21. Andruw Jones 44
22. Rusty Greer 45
23. Tony Gwynn 46
24. Darin Erstad 47
25. Tim Salmon 52
26. Kenny Lofton 54
27. Ellis Burks 57
28. Shannon Stewart 58
29. Cliff Floyd 59
30. Rondell White 62
31. Jim Edmonds 64
32. Bobby Abreu 68
33. Tony Womack 70
34. Bobby Higginson 76
35. Johnny Damon 77
36. Ben Grieve 79
37. Ron Gant 81
38. Jay Buhner 85
39. Eric Davis 87
40. Carl Everett 89
41. Matt Lawton 91
42. Juan Encarnacion 92
43. Doug Glanville 93
44. Carlos Beltran 94
45. Brian Giles 96
46. Dmitri Young 97
47. Troy O'Leary 98
48. B.J. Surhoff 101
49. Gary Sheffield 103
50. Henry Rodriguez 108
51. Darren Lewis 109
52. Darryl Hamilton 111
53. Quinton McCracken 112
54. Otis Nixon 113
55. Brant Brown 115
56. Richard Hidalgo 116
57. Brian Hunter
(Tigers) 118
58. Magglio Ordonez 119
59. Rickey Henderson 120
60. Garret Anderson 123
61. Tom Goodwin 125
62. Jose Guillen 131
63. Marquis Grissom 133
64. Brian McRae 134
65. Devon White 135
66. Randy Winn 136
67. Marvin Benard 139
68. Steve Finley 141
69. Mark Kotsay 144
70. Brady Anderson 145
71. Bobby Bonilla 149
72. Reggie Sanders 150
73. Jose Cruz Jr. 154
74. Butch Huskey 155
75. Lance Johnson 156
76. Mike Cameron 158
77. Chris Latham 159
78. Ryan Christenson 165
79. Ruben Rivera 166
80. Todd Dunwoody 173
81. Tony Phillips 175
82. Paul Sorrento 182
83. Glenallen Hill 197
84. Dave Martinez 199
85. Jeff Abbott 201
86. Marty Cordova 202
87. Jeff Conine 204
88. Trot Nixon 209
89. Gerald Williams 216
90. Brian Simmons 221
91. Geoff Jenkins 223
92. Orlando Merced 227
93. Stan Javier 228
94. Ricky Ledee 230
95. Luis Gonzalez 234
96. Gabe Kapler 242
97. Bernard Gilkey 243
98. Tim Raines 251
99. Al Martin 254
100. Roberto Kelly 255

DESIGNATED HITTERS

1. Edgar Martinez 36
2. Matt Stairs 40
3. Jose Canseco 84
4. Chili Davis 110
5. David Ortiz 117
6. Paul Konerko 126
7. Jeremy Giambi 127
8. Gregg Jefferies 128
9. Mike Stanley 160
10. Wil Cordero 170
11. Lee Stevens 181
12. Harold Baines 195
13. Chris Hoiles 213
14. Cecil Fielder 219

UTILITYMEN

1. Dave Hollins 169
2. Ron Coomer 174
3. Willie Greene 186
4. Wade Boggs 187
5. Scott Sheldon 222
6. Reggie Jefferson 241
7. Mark Loretta 245
8. Andy Fox 247
9. Richie Sexson 262
10. Luis Castillo 263
11. Kevin Jordan 265
12. Charlie Hayes 268
13. Luis Alicea 275
14. Donnie Sadler 281

STARTING PITCHERS

1. Roger Clemens 1
2. Greg Maddux 2
3. Kevin Brown 3
4. Pedro Martinez 4
5. Randy Johnson 7
6. Tom Glavine 9
7. John Smoltz 10
8. Al Leiter 11
9. Curt Schilling 12
10. David Cone 14
11. Mike Mussina 19
12. Rick Reed 21
13. Shane Reynolds 23
14. Chan Ho Park 24
15. Orlando Hernandez 28
16. Kenny Rogers 29
17. Carlos Perez 33
18. David Wells 34
19. Francisco Cordova 35
20. Rick Helling 36
21. Andy Ashby 37
22. Brian Moehler 38
23. Pete Harnisch 39
24. Andy Benes 40
25. Dustin Hermanson 41
26. Jamie Moyer 42
27. Jose Lima 43
28. Matt Morris 44
29. Denny Neagle 45
30. Aaron Sele 46
31. Bret Saberhagen 47
32. Mike Hampton 48
33. Rolando Arrojo 50
34. Justin Thompson 51
35. Scott Erickson 52
36. Kevin Tapani 53
37. Kevin Millwood 55
38. Kirk Rueter 56
39. Bartolo Colon 57
40. Andy Pettitte 58
41. Pat Hentgen 61
42. Steve Trachsel 62
43. Chuck Finley 63
44. Jason Schmidt 64
45. Ismael Valdes 65
46. Darryl Kile 66
47. Dave Burba 68
48. Brad Radke 69
49. Scott Karl 71
50. James Baldwin 72
51. Chris Carpenter 74
52. Tim Belcher 75
53. Hideki Irabu 77
54. Bobby Jones (Mets) 78
55. Jeff Fassero 79
56. Tim Wakefield 80
57. Kelvim Escobar 81
58. Brett Tomko 82
59. Jose Rosado 84
60. Juan Guzman 85
61. Steve Woodard 86
62. Omar Daal 87
63. Mark Gardner 89
64. Mark Clark 90
65. Charles Nagy 92
66. Pete Schourek 93
67. Alex Fernandez 95
68. Wilson Alvarez 96
69. Jaret Wright 97
70. Ken Hill 98
71. Jimmy Haynes 99
72. Todd Stottlemyre 100
73. Sterling Hitchcock 101
74. Terry Mulholland 102
75. Paul Byrd 104
76. Donovan Osborne 105
77. Tony Saunders 108
78. Sidney Ponson 109
79. Shawn Estes 110
80. John Burkett 111
81. Kevin Appier 112
82. Eric Milton 113
83. Masato Yoshii 115
84. Mike Sirotka 116
85. Joey Hamilton 117
86. Darren Dreifort 118
87. Livan Hernandez 119
88. Scott Kamieniecki 121
89. Chad Ogea 123
90. Jose Silva 124
91. Jon Lieber 125
92. Tom Candiotti 126
93. Woody Williams 127
94. Jeff Suppan 128
95. John Snyder 129
96. Carl Pavano 130
97. Mark Portugal 132
98. Seth Greisinger 133
99. Esteban Loaiza 135
100. Pedro Astacio 136

RELIEF PITCHERS

1. Mariano Rivera 5
2. Jeff Shaw 6
3. Robb Nen 8
4. Ugueth Urbina 13
5. Troy Percival 15
6. Rod Beck 16
7. Mike Jackson 17
8. Trevor Hoffman 18
9. John Wetteland 20
10. Tom Gordon 22
11. Billy Wagner 25
12. Gregg Olson 26
13. Juan Acevedo 27
14. Todd Jones 30
15. Mike Timlin 31
16. Bob Wickman 32
17. Rick Aguilera 49
18. John Rocker 54
19. Rich Loiselle 59
20. John Franco 60
21. Roberto Hernandez 67
22. Billy Taylor 70
23. Danny Graves 73
24. Bob Howry 76
25. Jeff Montgomery 83
26. Ramiro Mendoza 88
27. Shigetoshi Hasegawa 91
28. Jeff Brantley 94
29. Armando Benitez 103
30. Robert Person 106
31. Jose Mesa 107
32. Dave Veres 114
33. Bill Simas 120
34. Kerry Ligtenberg 122
35. Matt Mantei 131
36. Gabe White 134
37. Matt Anderson 138
38. Esteban Yan 141
39. Dan Miceli 146
40. Wayne Gomes 151
41. Mark Leiter 152
42. Dan Plesac 153
43. Doug Brocail 156
44. Steve Reed 157
45. Jerry DiPoto 159
46. Dennis Cook 160
47. Graeme Lloyd 164
48. Albie Lopez 167
49. Mike Stanton 170
50. Ricardo Rincon 174

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)