PVR PLAYER VALUE RANKINGS

March 26, 2001

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 also took into account each player's
career stats as well as his role on his team, his prospects for
improving or declining, his injury history and his 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 in our scouting reports. Below, the top
players are ranked by position, with the overall PVR for each.

POSITION PLAYERS

RANK PLAYER PVR

[CATCHERS]

1. Ivan Rodriguez 6
2. Mike Piazza 11
3. Jason Kendall 42
4. Jorge Posada 61
5. Charles Johnson 75
6. Todd Hundley 85
7. Darrin Fletcher 107
8. Mike Lieberthal 114
9. Ben Molina 148
10. Brad Ausmus 158
11. Ben Petrick 186
12. Brook Fordyce 187
13. Javy Lopez 192
14. Mitch Meluskey 203
15. Ramon Hernandez 205
16. Damian Miller 212
17. Sandy Alomar Jr. 215
18. Jason Varitek 219
19. Einar Diaz 224
20. John Flaherty 225
21. Chad Kreuter 240
22. Gregg Zaun 246
23. Jason LaRue 251
24. Benito Santiago 253
25. Ben Davis 254
26. Mike Matheny 257
27. Bobby Estalella 266
28. Dan Wilson 267
29. Henry Blanco 282
30. Michael Barrett 284

[FIRST BASEMEN]

1. Todd Helton 2
2. Jeff Bagwell 5
3. Jason Giambi 13
4. Carlos Delgado 15
5. Rafael Palmeiro 26
6. Mark McGwire 27
7. Mike Sweeney 32
8. Ryan Klesko 41
9. Jim Thome 59
10. Richie Sexson 69
11. Sean Casey 83
12. David Segui 84
13. Paul Konerko 88
14. Eric Karros 92
15. J.T. Snow 98
16. Fred McGriff 102
17. John Olerud 112
18. Derrek Lee 134
19. Kevin Young 136
20. Mark Grace 142
21. Tino Martinez 153
22. Todd Zeile 157
23. Tony Clark 159
24. Lee Stevens 175
25. Doug Mientkiewicz 176
26. Travis Lee 180
27. Brian Daubach 181
28. Ron Coomer 183
29. Rico Brogna 195
30. Matt Stairs 196

[SECOND BASEMEN]

1. Roberto Alomar 24
2. Jeff Kent 25
3. Jose Vidro 31
4. Edgardo Alfonzo 35
5. Craig Biggio 52
6. Luis Castillo 57
7. Ray Durham 68
8. Eric Young 72
9. Quilvio Veras 76
10. Pokey Reese 143
11. Todd Walker 150
12. Jose Ortiz 160
13. Damion Easley 165
14. Jay Bell 173
15. Carlos Febles 174
16. Alfonso Soriano 178
17. Jose Offerman 189
18. Bret Boone 194
19. Randy Velarde 197
20. Damian Jackson 206
21. Mark Grudzielanek 210
22. Fernando Vina 211
23. Jerry Hairston 216
24. Ron Belliard 217
25. Pat Meares 220
26. Luis Alicea 223
27. Homer Bush 234
28. Adam Kennedy 241
29. Brent Abernathy 263
30. Frank Catalanotto 264

[SHORTSTOPS]

1. Alex Rodriguez 1
2. Nomar Garciaparra 18
3. Derek Jeter 40
4. Miguel Tejada 51
5. Barry Larkin 62
6. Tony Womack 66
7. Edgar Renteria 67
8. Omar Vizquel 70
9. Rafael Furcal 73
10. Neifi Perez 82
11. Mike Bordick 149
12. Cristian Guzman 151
13. Julio Lugo 152
14. Rich Aurilia 161
15. Alex Gonzalez (Tor.) 168
16. Deivi Cruz 171
17. Carlos Guillen 172
18. Royce Clayton 207
19. Jimmy Rollins 208
20. Ricky Gutierrez 221
21. Mark Loretta 227
22. Orlando Cabrera 242
23. Jack Wilson 243
24. Alex Gonzalez (Fla.) 250
25. Denny Hocking 270
26. Chris Gomez 271
27. Jose Hernandez 276
28. Rey Sanchez 292
29. Alex Cora 296
30. Enrique Wilson 310

[THIRD BASEMEN]

1. Troy Glaus 12
2. Chipper Jones 17
3. Tony Batista 23
4. Scott Rolen 39
5. Eric Chavez 50
6. Phil Nevin 60
7. Joe Randa 74
8. Jeff Cirillo 78
9. Dean Palmer 87
10. Travis Fryman 89
11. Fernando Tatis 93
12. Ken Caminiti 100
13. Robin Ventura 106
14. Matt Williams 111
15. Adrian Beltre 135
16. Mike Lowell 141
17. Craig Paquette 182
18. Chris Truby 185
19. Aramis Ramirez 190
20. Tony Fernandez 193
21. Cal Ripken Jr. 199
22. Chris Stynes 204
23. Olmedo Saenz 222
24. Corey Koskie 226
25. Herbert Perry 235
26. Vinny Castilla 236
27. Aaron Boone 237
28. David Bell 245
29. Scott Brosius 247
30. Bill Mueller 252

[OUTFIELDERS]

1. Ken Griffey Jr. 3
2. Sammy Sosa 4
3. Vladimir Guerrero 7
4. Richard Hidalgo 8
5. Barry Bonds 9
6. Manny Ramirez 10
7. Darin Erstad 14
8. Johnny Damon 16
9. Preston Wilson 19
10. Andruw Jones 20
11. Raul Mondesi 21
12. Brian Giles 22
13. Larry Walker 28
14. Moises Alou 29
15. Juan Gonzalez 30
16. Bernie Williams 33
17. Jim Edmonds 37
18. Magglio Ordonez 43
19. Gary Sheffield 44
20. Carl Everett 45
21. Shawn Green 46
22. Jermaine Dye 47
23. Luis Gonzalez 48
24. Ellis Burks 49
25. Garret Anderson 53
26. Bobby Abreu 55
27. Geoff Jenkins 56
28. Shannon Stewart 58
29. Kenny Lofton 63
30. Gabe Kapler 64
31. Bobby Higginson 65
32. Matt Lawton 77
33. Carlos Lee 79
34. Mike Cameron 80
35. Steve Finley 81
36. Delino DeShields 90
37. Tim Salmon 91
38. Jeromy Burnitz 94
39. J.D. Drew 95
40. Roger Cedeno 96
41. Ichiro Suzuki 97
42. Cliff Floyd 99
43. Rondell White 101
44. Ben Grieve 103
45. Carlos Beltran 104
46. Doug Glanville 105
47. Ruben Mateo 108
48. Pat Burrell 109
49. Mark Quinn 110
50. Jeffrey Hammonds 113
51. Paul O'Neill 115
52. Jacque Jones 116
53. Tom Goodwin 117
54. Juan Pierre 118
55. Jose Valentin 119
56. Rusty Greer 120
57. Terrence Long 121
58. Gerald Williams 122
59. Jose Cruz Jr. 123
60. Lance Berkman 124
61. Ron Gant 125
62. Greg Vaughn 126
63. Reggie Sanders 127
64. Ray Lankford 128
65. Armando Rios 129
66. B.J. Surhoff 130
67. Chris Richard 131
68. Jay Buhner 132
69. Josh Hamilton 133
70. Brian Jordan 137
71. Todd Hollandsworth 138
72. Marvin Benard 139
73. Eric Owens 140
74. Troy O'Leary 144
75. Chuck Knoblauch 146
76. Tony Gwynn 147
77. Juan Encarnacion 154
78. Dmitri Young 155
79. Mark Kotsay 156
80. Glenallen Hill 162
81. Trot Nixon 164
82. Jay Payton 166
83. Adrian Brown 167
84. Alex Ochoa 169
85. Benny Agbayani 170
86. Michael Tucker 184
87. Jeremy Giambi 188
88. Melvin Mora 191
89. John Vander Wal 200
90. Wil Cordero 201
91. Daryle Ward 202
92. Jeff Conine 213
93. Mike Darr 214
94. Al Martin 218
95. Milton Bradley 228
96. Derek Bell 229
97. Bubba Trammell 230
98. Peter Bergeron 231
99. Torii Hunter 232
100. Timo Perez 238

[DESIGNATED HITTERS]

1. Frank Thomas 34
2. Edgar Martinez 36
3. David Justice 38
4. Andres Galarraga 54
5. Brad Fullmer 71
6. Dante Bichette 86
7. Jose Canseco 145
8. Steve Cox 163
9. Brady Anderson 177
10. John Jaha 179
11. Russell Branyan 198
12. David Ortiz 209
13. Dave McCarty 244
14. Billy McMillon 269
15. Harold Baines 297

PITCHERS

RANK PLAYER PVR

[STARTERS]

1. Pedro Martinez 1
2. Randy Johnson 2
3. Greg Maddux 3
4. Kevin Brown 4
5. Tom Glavine 5
6. Darryl Kile 6
7. Chan Ho Park 7
8. Al Leiter 9
9. Bartolo Colon 10
10. Tim Hudson 12
11. Mike Mussina 13
12. Livan Hernandez 17
13. David Wells 18
14. Andy Pettitte 19
15. Ryan Dempster 21
16. Chuck Finley 22
17. Roger Clemens 23
18. Curt Schilling 24
19. Freddy Garcia 25
20. Jeff D'Amico 28
21. John Smoltz 29
22. Rick Helling 30
23. Aaron Sele 31
24. Mike Hampton 32
25. Shawn Estes 34
26. Kris Benson 36
27. Barry Zito 37
28. Brian Anderson 45
29. Scott Elarton 46
30. Dave Burba 47
31. Kevin Appier 48
32. Jon Lieber 55
33. Rick Ankiel 56
34. Gil Heredia 57
35. Woody Williams 58
36. Denny Neagle 59
37. Brad Radke 60
38. Darren Dreifort 61
39. Javier Vazquez 63
40. Orlando Hernandez 64
41. Jim Parque 65
42. Pedro Astacio 66
43. Albie Lopez 67
44. Ben Sheets 68
45. Rick Reed 70
46. Eric Milton 71
47. Kirk Rueter 72
48. Dustin Hermanson 73
49. Kenny Rogers 74
50. Pat Hentgen 77
51. Jose Rosado 78
52. James Baldwin 79
53. Chuck Smith 80
54. Jarrod Washburn 81
55. Carl Pavano 84
56. Sidney Ponson 85
57. Steve Karsay 86
58. Bruce Chen 87
59. Glendon Rusch 88
60. Shane Reynolds 89
61. Jose Mercedes 90
62. Brad Penny 91
63. Jamie Moyer 92
64. Robert Person 93
65. Pete Harnisch 94
66. Jeff Weaver 95
67. Tony Armas Jr. 98
68. Ramon Ortiz 100
69. Frank Castillo 102
70. Osvaldo Fernandez 103
71. Mark Gardner 104
72. Adam Eaton 107
73. Omar Daal 108
74. Paul Abbott 109
75. Britt Reames 110
76. Jeff Suppan 111
77. Scott Williamson 112
78. Wilson Alvarez 113
79. Brian Moehler 114
80. Esteban Loaiza 121
81. Kevin Millwood 122
82. Blake Stein 123
83. Hideo Nomo 124
84. Joey Hamilton 125
85. Jason Schmidt 126
86. Russ Ortiz 127
87. John Halama 128
88. Garrett Stephenson 129
89. Brian Bohanon 132
90. Julian Tavarez 133
91. Steve Trachsel 134
92. Todd Stottlemyre 135
93. Doug Davis 136
94. Chris Carpenter 138
95. Matt Morris 139
96. Jimmy Haynes 140
97. Matt Clement 141
98. Kerry Wood 142
99. Andy Ashby 143
100. Andy Benes 144

[RELIEVERS]

1. Robb Nen 8
2. Mariano Rivera 11
3. Armando Benitez 14
4. Trevor Hoffman 15
5. Derek Lowe 16
6. Billy Koch 20
7. Keith Foulke 26
8. Kazuhiro Sasaki 27
9. Tim Crabtree 33
10. Todd Jones 35
11. John Rocker 38
12. Danny Graves 39
13. Matt Mantei 40
14. Billy Wagner 41
15. Roberto Hernandez 42
16. Jason Isringhausen 43
17. Antonio Alfonseca 44
18. Ugueth Urbina 49
19. Troy Percival 50
20. Bob Wickman 51
21. Jeff Shaw 52
22. Dave Veres 53
23. Jose Jimenez 54
24. LaTroy Hawkins 62
25. Ryan Kohlmeier 69
26. Mike Williams 75
27. Curtis Leskanic 76
28. Tom Gordon 82
29. Tanyon Sturtze 83
30. Jose Mesa 96
31. Bob Howry 97
32. Shigetoshi Hasegawa 99
33. Ricky Bottalico 101
34. Gabe White 105
35. Esteban Yan 106
36. Doug Brocail 115
37. Byung-Hyun Kim 116
38. Jim Mecir 117
39. Felix Rodriguez 118
40. Terry Mulholland 119
41. Matt Herges 120
42. Turk Wendell 130
43. Ramiro Mendoza 131
44. Jeff Nelson 137
45. John Franco 149
46. Mike Fetters 161
47. Buddy Groom 162
48. Dan Miceli 163
49. Mike Remlinger 164
50. Steve Kline 165

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

COLOR PHOTO: STEVE MOORE Alfonzo, ranked fourth among second basemen, is hitting his prime in his seventh season. COLOR PHOTO: PETER READ MILLER Glaus led his league with 47 homers last year, which led to his top ranking at third base. COLOR PHOTO: V.J. LOVERO Nen, the No. 1 reliever, had 41 saves in 46 chances last year.

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