PVR player value rankings

March 27, 2000

We ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 (the
best) to 425, and the pitchers from 1 to 400, 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 took into account each player's career
stats as well as his role on his current team, his prospects for
improving or declining, his injury history and his current
physical condition. Using these criteria, we determined each
player's value ranking, or PVR, which appears next to his name
in his team's projected roster. Below, the top players are
ranked by position, with the overall PVR for each.

POSITION PLAYERS

RANK PLAYER PVR

CATCHERS

1. Ivan Rodriguez 9
2. Mike Piazza 13
3. Mike Lieberthal 52
4. Javy Lopez 104
5. Jorge Posada 122
6. Jason Varitek 125
7. Jason Kendall 139
8. Eddie Taubensee 154
9. Darrin Fletcher 156
10. Brad Ausmus 187
11. Charles Johnson 193
12. Chris Widger 197
13. Todd Hundley 199
14. Robert Fick 205
15. John Flaherty 214
16. Ramon Hernandez 219
17. Brent Mayne 223
18. Sandy Alomar Jr. 224
19. Kelly Stinnett 237
20. Dan Wilson 238
21. Ben Davis 239
22. Brook Fordyce 243
23. Scott Hatteberg 249
24. Brian Johnson 259
25. A.J. Hinch 266
26. Javier Valentin 272
27. Joe Girardi 284
28. Henry Blanco 285
29. Einar Diaz 286
30. Mike DiFelice 288

FIRST BASEMEN

1. Jeff Bagwell 2
2. Rafael Palmeiro 12
3. Mark McGwire 15
4. Carlos Delgado 22
5. Mo Vaughn 23
6. Jason Giambi 32
7. Kevin Young 33
8. Todd Helton 34
9. Sean Casey 38
10. Jim Thome 41
11. Eric Karros 46
12. Fred McGriff 57
13. Andres Galarraga 58
14. Todd Zeile 63
15. Tony Clark 65
16. Paul Konerko 78
17. Mike Sweeney 85
18. Tino Martinez 100
19. J.T. Snow 106
20. Ryan Klesko 116
21. John Olerud 121
22. Rico Brogna 129
23. Lee Stevens 130
24. Mark Grace 132
25. Erubiel Durazo 133
26. Will Clark 164
27. Mike Stanley 171
28. Kevin Barker 175
29. Ron Coomer 177
30. David Ortiz 206

SECOND BASEMEN

1. Roberto Alomar 21
2. Edgardo Alfonzo 30
3. Craig Biggio 35
4. Jay Bell 44
5. Jeff Kent 59
6. Pokey Reese 64
7. Chuck Knoblauch 74
8. Randy Velarde 80
9. Ray Durham 87
10. Homer Bush 91
11. Jose Offerman 96
12. Eric Young 101
13. Quilvio Veras 102
14. Mike Lansing 126
15. Luis Castillo 137
16. Carlos Febles 147
17. Damion Easley 155
18. Bret Boone 158
19. Mark Grudzielanek 179
20. Jose Vidro 188
21. David Bell 192
22. Warren Morris 202
23. Fernando Vina 207
24. Delino DeShields 220
25. Frank Catalanotto 225
26. Miguel Cairo 235
27. Todd Walker 241
28. Marlon Anderson 251
29. Mickey Morandini 260
30. Terry Shumpert 270

SHORTSTOPS

1. Alex Rodriguez 3
2. Nomar Garciaparra 5
3. Derek Jeter 8
4. Omar Vizquel 47
5. Barry Larkin 56
6. Tony Womack 84
7. Royce Clayton 112
8. Rich Aurilia 138
9. Alex Gonzalez (Fla.) 145
10. Damian Jackson 150
11. Miguel Tejada 153
12. Edgar Renteria 159
13. Neifi Perez 172
14. Mike Bordick 184
15. Jose Valentin 198
16. Deivi Cruz 216
17. Pat Meares 236
18. Alex Gonzalez (Tor.) 252
19. Mark Loretta 253
20. Denny Hocking 263
21. Rey Ordonez 267
22. Orlando Cabrera 273
23. Melvin Mora 281
24. Geoff Blum 283
25. Gary DiSarcina 289
26. Desi Relaford 295
27. Shawon Dunston 296
28. Kevin Stocker 299
29. Rey Sanchez 306
30. Alex Cora 320

THIRD BASEMEN

1. Chipper Jones 6
2. Matt Williams 27
3. Robin Ventura 39
4. Fernando Tatis 45
5. Jeff Cirillo 61
6. Scott Rolen 62
7. Vinny Castilla 68
8. Dean Palmer 73
9. Tony Batista 79
10. Cal Ripken 98
11. Troy Glaus 110
12. Ken Caminiti 128
13. Adrian Beltre 143
14. Phil Nevin 144
15. Jose Hernandez 146
16. Travis Fryman 148
17. Michael Barrett 152
18. John Valentin 157
19. Joe Randa 169
20. Corey Koskie 180
21. Mike Lowell 181
22. Scott Brosius 190
23. Aaron Boone 195
24. Eric Chavez 196
25. Russ Davis 213
26. Aramis Ramirez 218
27. Carlos Guillen 222
28. Ed Sprague 232
29. Shane Andrews 240
30. Tom Evans 244

OUTFIELDERS

1. Ken Griffey Jr. 1
2. Manny Ramirez 4
3. Sammy Sosa 7
4. Vladimir Guerrero 10
5. Larry Walker 11
6. Albert Belle 14
7. Juan Gonzalez 16
8. Barry Bonds 17
9. Brian Giles 18
10. Bobby Abreu 19
11. Shawn Green 20
12. Jeromy Burnitz 24
13. Bernie Williams 25
14. Moises Alou 26
15. Magglio Ordonez 28
16. Raul Mondesi 29
17. Carl Everett 31
18. Carlos Beltran 37
19. Luis Gonzalez 40
20. Reggie Sanders 42
21. Dante Bichette 43
22. Gary Sheffield 48
23. B.J. Surhoff 50
24. Andruw Jones 51
25. Shannon Stewart 53
26. Preston Wilson 54
27. Tim Salmon 55
28. Doug Glanville 66
29. Matt Stairs 67
30. Ellis Burks 69
31. Brady Anderson 70
32. Brian Jordan 71
33. Rusty Greer 72
34. Johnny Damon 75
35. Jeffrey Hammonds 76
36. Troy O'Leary 77
37. Greg Vaughn 81
38. Roger Cedeno 82
39. Al Martin 83
40. Juan Encarnacion 86
41. Marvin Benard 88
42. Jermaine Dye 89
43. Chris Singleton 90
44. Peter Bergeron 93
45. Jim Edmonds 94
46. Rickey Henderson 95
47. Steve Finley 99
48. Tom Goodwin 103
49. Cliff Floyd 107
50. Ben Grieve 108
51. David Justice 109
52. Paul O'Neill 111
53. Gerald Williams 113
54. Carlos Lee 114
55. Geoff Jenkins 115
56. Henry Rodriguez 117
57. Rondell White 118
58. Bobby Higginson 119
59. Mike Cameron 123
60. Ray Lankford 124
61. Tony Gwynn 127
62. Kenny Lofton 134
63. Marquis Grissom 135
64. Jay Buhner 140
65. Gabe Kapler 141
66. Darin Erstad 142
67. Travis Lee 149
68. J.D. Drew 160
69. Chad Hermansen 161
70. Terrence Long 162
71. Ruben Mateo 163
72. Matt Lawton 165
73. Devon White 166
74. Brian Hunter 170
75. Trot Nixon 173
76. Wil Cordero 174
77. Dmitri Young 176
78. Darryl Hamilton 178
79. Vernon Wells 182
80. Daryle Ward 183
81. Derek Bell 185
82. Quinton McCracken 186
83. Ron Gant 189
84. Jose Cruz Jr. 191
85. Chad Allen 194
86. Richard Hidalgo 200
87. Jeremy Giambi 201
88. Chad Curtis 204
89. Todd Greene 208
90. Ricky Ledee 209
91. Ruben Rivera 210
92. Jacque Jones 211
93. Dave Martinez 212
94. Eric Davis 215
95. Eric Owens 217
96. Mark McLemore 221
97. Mark Kotsay 227
98. Bruce Aven 228
99. Brant Brown 229
100. Jacob Cruz 230

DESIGNATED HITTERS

1. Edgar Martinez 36
2. Jose Canseco 49
3. Frank Thomas 60
4. Richie Sexson 92
5. John Jaha 97
6. Harold Baines 105
7. Garret Anderson 120
8. Brian Daubach 131
9. David Segui 136
10. Mark Quinn 151
11. Luis Polonia 167
12. Butch Huskey 168
13. Brad Fullmer 203
14. Jim Leyritz 258

PITCHERS

RANK PLAYER PVR

STARTERS

1. Pedro Martinez 1
2. Randy Johnson 2
3. Kevin Millwood 6
4. Mike Hampton 8
5. Mike Mussina 9
6. Kevin Brown 10
7. Jose Lima 13
8. Greg Maddux 17
9. Orlando Hernandez 18
10. Bartolo Colon 22
11. Pete Harnisch 23
12. Omar Daal 25
13. Shane Reynolds 27
14. Jamie Moyer 28
15. Chuck Finley 29
16. Roger Clemens 30
17. Tom Glavine 32
18. Freddie Garcia 33
19. Todd Ritchie 34
20. Al Leiter 35
21. Andy Ashby 36
22. Kent Bottenfield 37
23. David Wells 38
24. Aaron Sele 39
25. Brad Radke 41
26. Curt Schilling 42
27. Russ Ortiz 43
28. Todd Stottlemyre 45
29. Jose Rosado 50
30. Tim Hudson 52
31. Kenny Rogers 53
32. Jason Schmidt 54
33. Denny Neagle 55
34. Armando Reynoso 56
35. Alex Fernandez 58
36. Omar Olivares 59
37. Terry Mulholland 60
38. Pedro Astacio 61
39. Ramon Martinez 62
40. Mike Sirotka 63
41. Paul Byrd 64
42. Rick Reed 65
43. Dave Burba 66
44. Rick Helling 67
45. Livan Hernandez 68
46. Dustin Hermanson 69
47. David Cone 70
48. Sidney Ponson 72
49. Steve Parris 74
50. Andy Pettitte 75
51. Charles Nagy 78
52. Kevin Appier 80
53. Darren Dreifort 81
54. Dave Mlicki 82
55. Sterling Hitchcock 83
56. Chris Carpenter 84
57. Rick Ankiel 85
58. Brian Anderson 86
59. Wilson Alvarez 87
60. Ismael Valdes 88
61. Scott Erickson 89
62. Pat Hentgen 90
63. Shawn Estes 91
64. Kip Wells 95
65. Jon Lieber 96
66. Chan Ho Park 97
67. Roy Halladay 98
68. Hideo Nomo 99
69. Juan Guzman 101
70. Gil Meche 102
71. Kirk Rueter 103
72. Robert Person 104
73. Gil Heredia 105
74. Eric Milton 106
75. Ron Villone 107
76. Joe Nathan 108
77. Bruce Chen 109
78. Ken Hill 111
79. Jeff Suppan 112
80. Tim Wakefield 113
81. Esteban Loaiza 114
82. Darryl Kile 116
83. Ryan Rupe 117
84. Steve Woodard 118
85. Masato Yoshii 119
86. Brett Tomko 120
87. Octavio Dotel 121
88. Kris Benson 125
89. Eric Gagne 127
90. Bobby J. Jones 129
91. Ramon Ortiz 130
92. Jaret Wright 131
93. Vladimir Nunez 132
94. Hideki Irabu 133
95. James Baldwin 134
96. Darren Oliver 135
97. Javier Vazquez 136
98. Rolando Arrojo 137
99. Brian Moehler 138
100. Kelvim Escobar 139

RELIEVERS

1. Mariano Rivera 3
2. Billy Wagner 4
3. Trevor Hoffman 5
4. John Wetteland 7
5. Matt Mantei 11
6. Roberto Hernandez 12
7. Derek Lowe 14
8. Armando Benitez 15
9. Ugueth Urbina 16
10. Jeff Shaw 19
11. Billy Koch 20
12. Troy Percival 21
13. Jason Isringhausen 24
14. John Rocker 26
15. Mike Jackson 31
16. Rick Aguilera 40
17. Scott Williamson 44
18. Mike Williams 46
19. Robb Nen 47
20. Danny Graves 48
21. Bobby Howry 49
22. Dave Veres 51
23. Todd Jones 57
24. Paul Shuey 71
25. Bob Wickman 73
26. Antonio Alfonseca 76
27. Mike Timlin 77
28. Jose Mesa 79
29. Jeff Zimmerman 92
30. Jerry Dipoto 93
31. Mike Trombley 94
32. Ricky Bottalico 100
33. Rod Beck 110
34. Kerry Ligtenberg 115
35. Hector Carrasco 122
36. Steve Karsay 123
37. Ramiro Mendoza 124
38. Keith Foulke 126
39. John Wasdin 128
40. John Franco 141
41. Eddie Guardado 145
42. Kazuhiro Sasaki 146
43. Donne Wall 154
44. Mark Petkovsek 158
45. John Johnstone 163
46. Scott Sauerbeck 165
47. Dennis Cook 166
48. Wayne Gomes 167
49. Steve Reed 168
50. Paul Quantrill 169

For a complete list of PVRs by position, go to cnnsi.com/fantasy.

COLOR PHOTO: DARREN CARROLL Ivan Rodriguez COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON Carlos Delgado COLOR PHOTO: BOB ROSATO Craig Biggio COLOR PHOTO: RON VESELY Randy Velarde COLOR PHOTO: MITCHEL LAYTON/NEWSPORT Alex Rodriguez COLOR PHOTO: RICH KANE Tony Womack COLOR PHOTO: AL TIELEMANS Chipper Jones COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMONScott Rolen COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMONManny Ramirez COLOR PHOTO: STEPHEN GREEN Sammy Sosa COLOR PHOTO: TOM DIPACEMoises Alou COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON Troy O'Leary COLOR PHOTO: TOM DIPACERandy Johnson COLOR PHOTO: TOM DIPACE (2) Mike Hampton COLOR PHOTO: TOM DIPACE (2) Mike Mussina COLOR PHOTO: AL TIELEMANS Greg Maddux COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON Mariano Rivera COLOR PHOTO: STEPHEN GREEN Jeff Shaw

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