PVR PLAYER VALUE RANKINGS

March 25, 2002

We ranked the position players in the major leagues from 1 (the
best) to 400 and the pitchers 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
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 PVR,
which appears next to his name in his team's lineup 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 14
2. Mike Piazza 18
3. Paul Lo Duca 37
4. Jorge Posada 74
5. Javy Lopez 85
6. Toby Hall 107
7. Mike Lieberthal 162
8. Ramon Hernandez 164
9. Jason Kendall 166
10. Charles Johnson 175
11. Jason Varitek 180
12. Damian Miller 190
13. Ben Petrick 193
14. Todd Hundley 208
15. Benito Santiago 210
16. Wiki Gonzalez 215
17. Einar Diaz 220
18. Ben Davis 225
19. Jason LaRue 226
20. A.J. Pierzynski 229
21. Bengie Molina 231
22. Mitch Meluskey 235
23. Mike Rivera 238
24. Darrin Fletcher 239
25. Raul Casanova 241
26. Mike Matheny 264
27. Brad Ausmus 266
28. Eli Marrero 270
29. Dan Wilson 271
30. Brent Mayne 277

FIRST BASEMEN

1. Todd Helton 4
2. Jason Giambi 6
3. Jeff Bagwell 19
4. Richie Sexson 20
5. Jim Thome 23
6. Mike Sweeney 24
7. Phil Nevin 27
8. Carlos Delgado 29
9. Rafael Palmeiro 35
10. Mo Vaughn 42
11. Fred McGriff 54
12. Tino Martinez 67
13. Paul Konerko 77
14. Dmitri Young 83
15. John Olerud 84
16. Carlos Pena 90
17. Sean Casey 99
18. Derrek Lee 132
19. Mark Grace 137
20. Travis Lee 139
21. Tony Clark 140
22. Doug Mientkiewicz 151
23. Steve Cox 159
24. Eric Karros 173
25. Lee Stevens 176
26. Scott Spiezio 183
27. David Segui 186
28. Kevin Young 191
29. J.T. Snow 198
30. Andres Galarraga 219

SECOND BASEMEN

1. Bret Boone 31
2. Roberto Alomar 36
3. Jose Ortiz 58
4. Alfonso Soriano 65
5. Ray Durham 68
6. Craig Biggio 76
7. Jeff Kent 78
8. Eric Young 86
9. Jose Vidro 102
10. Delino DeShields 111
11. Luis Rivas 115
12. Luis Castillo 126
13. Marlon Anderson 146
14. Fernando Vina 160
15. Carlos Febles 174
16. Jerry Hairston Jr. 177
17. Mike Young 188
18. Pokey Reese 202
19. Ricky Gutierrez 204
20. Damion Easley 206
21. Todd Walker 216
22. Mark Grudzielanek 217
23. Homer Bush 232
24. Adam Kennedy 242
25. Frank Menechino 243
26. Brent Abernathy 250
27. Craig Counsell 255
28. D'Angelo Jimenez 258
29. Marcus Giles 265
30. Terry Shumpert 275

SHORTSTOPS

1. Alex Rodriguez 1
2. Nomar Garciaparra 32
3. Rich Aurilia 45
4. Jimmy Rollins 55
5. Rafael Furcal 57
6. Derek Jeter 62
7. Miguel Tejada 69
8. Cristian Guzman 73
9. Tony Womack 98
10. Jose Hernandez 103
11. Juan Uribe 110
12. Orlando Cabrera 116
13. David Eckstein 119
14. Barry Larkin 123
15. Alex Gonzalez (Cubs) 127
16. Felipe Lopez 153
17. Edgar Renteria 156
18. Omar Vizquel 157
19. Ramon Vazquez 194
20. Mike Bordick 205
21. Alex Gonzalez (Marlins) 234
22. Carlos Guillen 240
23. Mark Loretta 244
24. Shane Halter 247
25. Royce Clayton 249
26. Denny Hocking 252
27. Julio Lugo 257
28. Chris Gomez 263
29. Benji Gil 268
30. Melvin Mora 273

THIRD BASEMEN

1. Albert Pujols 12
2. Troy Glaus 22
3. Scott Rolen 28
4. Eric Chavez 38
5. Corey Koskie 46
6. Aramis Ramirez 50
7. Edgardo Alfonzo 80
8. Dean Palmer 94
9. Mike Lowell 109
10. Vinny Castilla 117
11. Sean Burroughs 120
12. Jose Valentin 121
13. Todd Zeile 135
14. Joe Randa 143
15. Travis Fryman 144
16. Hank Blalock 148
17. Jeff Cirillo 149
18. Aaron Boone 152
19. Morgan Ensberg 154
20. Adrian Beltre 161
21. Tony Batista 163
22. Robin Ventura 172
23. Tyler Houston 178
24. David Bell 185
25. Eric Hinske 192
26. Fernando Tatis 200
27. Shea Hillenbrand 230
28. Jay Bell 233
29. Greg Norton 245
30. Jared Sandberg 253

OUTFIELDERS

1. Barry Bonds 2
2. Sammy Sosa 3
3. Luis Gonzalez 5
4. Larry Walker 7
5. Shawn Green 8
6. Vladimir Guerrero 9
7. Bobby Abreu 10
8. Ichiro Suzuki 11
9. Lance Berkman 13
10. Manny Ramirez 15
11. Juan Gonzalez 16
12. Gary Sheffield 17
13. Chipper Jones 21
14. Ken Griffey Jr. 26
15. Magglio Ordonez 30
16. Carlos Beltran 33
17. Cliff Floyd 34
18. J.D. Drew 39
19. Adam Dunn 40
20. Ryan Klesko 41
21. Brian Giles 44
22. Jose Cruz Jr. 47
23. Moises Alou 48
24. Andruw Jones 49
25. Mike Cameron 51
26. Jim Edmonds 52
27. Garret Anderson 53
28. Jermaine Dye 56
29. Preston Wilson 59
30. Bernie Williams 60
31. Raul Mondesi 61
32. Roger Cedeno 63
33. Richard Hidalgo 64
34. Darin Erstad 66
35. Carl Everett 70
36. Reggie Sanders 71
37. Juan Pierre 72
38. Shannon Stewart 79
39. Pat Burrell 81
40. Johnny Damon 82
41. Frank Catalanotto 87
42. Bobby Higginson 88
43. Daryle Ward 89
44. Todd Hollandsworth 91
45. Trot Nixon 92
46. Brian Jordan 93
47. Jeromy Burnitz 95
48. Tim Salmon 96
49. Jeff Conine 97
50. Matt Lawton 100
51. Torii Hunter 101
52. Kevin Millar 104
53. Carlos Lee 105
54. Chuck Knoblauch 106
55. Geoff Jenkins 108
56. Austin Kearns 112
57. Steve Finley 113
58. Shane Spencer 122
59. Mark Quinn 125
60. Kenny Lofton 128
61. Rondell White 129
62. Terrence Long 130
63. Ray Lankford 131
64. Jeffrey Hammonds 133
65. Mark Kotsay 134
66. David Justice 136
67. Mark McLemore 138
68. Marty Cordova 141
69. Ben Grieve 142
70. Alex Ochoa 145
71. Robert Fick 147
72. Chris Richard 150
73. Bubba Trammell 155
74. Jacque Jones 158
75. Gabe Kapler 167
76. Tsuyoshi Shinjo 171
77. Ruben Sierra 179
78. Danny Bautista 184
79. Russell Branyan 189
80. Jason Tyner 195
81. Jay Payton 197
82. Chris Singleton 199
83. Corey Patterson 201
84. Michael Tucker 203
85. Milton Bradley 207
86. Erubiel Durazo 209
87. Armando Rios 211
88. Jose Macias 212
89. Peter Bergeron 213
90. Doug Glanville 214

DESIGNATED HITTERS

1. Frank Thomas 25
2. Edgar Martinez 43
3. Ellis Burks 75
4. Greg Vaughn 114
5. Vernon Wells 118
6. Brad Fullmer 124
7. Brian Daubach 165
8. Raul Ibanez 168
9. Jay Gibbons 169
10. Rusty Greer 170
11. David Ortiz 181
12. Jeremy Giambi 182
13. Craig Paquette 187
14. Nick Johnson 196

STARTING PITCHERS

1. Pedro Martinez 1
2. Randy Johnson 2
3. Curt Schilling 3
4. Roger Clemens 4
5. Mark Mulder 5
6. Greg Maddux 6
7. Kerry Wood 7
8. Tim Hudson 8
9. Freddy Garcia 10
10. Mike Mussina 11
11. Barry Zito 12
12. Matt Morris 13
13. Roy Oswalt 14
14. Kevin Brown 15
15. Javier Vazquez 16
16. Jamie Moyer 19
17. Jon Lieber 20
18. Wade Miller 21
19. Mark Buehrle 23
20. Darryl Kile 26
21. Tom Glavine 27
22. Brad Radke 29
23. Bartolo Colon 33
24. Joe Mays 34
25. C.C. Sabathia 35
26. Russ Ortiz 37
27. Al Leiter 38
28. Brad Penny 40
29. Randy Wolf 41
30. Ryan Dempster 42
31. Brandon Duckworth 45
32. Andy Pettitte 46
33. Eric Milton 47
34. Roy Halladay 49
35. Chan Ho Park 50
36. Steve Sparks 51
37. Woody Williams 52
38. Aaron Sele 53
39. Pedro Astacio 54
40. John Burkett 55
41. Kazuhisa Ishii 56
42. Kevin Appier 59
43. A.J. Burnett 60
44. Hideo Nomo 61
45. Cory Lidle 62
46. Josh Beckett 63
47. Jarrod Washburn 64
48. Chuck Finley 65
49. Todd Ritchie 66
50. Paul Abbott 69
51. Juan Cruz 70
52. Robert Person 71
53. Carlos Hernandez 72
54. Rick Reed 73
55. Jeff Weaver 76
56. Tony Armas Jr. 77
57. Terry Adams 79
58. Chris Carpenter 82
59. Jason Johnson 83
60. Joel Pineiro 84
61. Andy Ashby 85
62. David Wells 86
63. Ben Sheets 87
64. Kevin Millwood 89
65. Jason Schmidt 90
66. Kenny Rogers 91
67. Jason Bere 92
68. Shane Reynolds 93
69. Ramon Ortiz 94
70. Derek Lowe 95
71. Rick Helling 97
72. Shawn Estes 99
73. Erik Hiljus 101
74. Josh Towers 102
75. Bud Smith 103
76. Danys Baez 104
77. Jason Marquis 106
78. Jose Lima 108
79. Jeff Suppan 112
80. Mike Hampton 114
81. Orlando Hernandez 115
82. Odalis Perez 116
83. Garrett Stephenson 117
84. Jon Garland 118
85. Tanyon Sturtze 120
86. Denny Neagle 121
87. Frank Castillo 129
88. Sidney Ponson 130
89. Jim Parque 132
90. Albie Lopez 133
91. Todd Stottlemyre 134
92. Nate Cornejo 136
93. Kevin Jarvis 137
94. Glendon Rusch 138
95. Vicente Padilla 140
96. James Baldwin 141
97. Jamey Wright 142
98. Dustin Hermanson 144
99. Tim Redding 145
100. Sean Lowe 146

RELIEF PITCHERS

1. Mariano Rivera 9
2. Armando Benitez 17
3. Kazuhiro Sasaki 18
4. Trevor Hoffman 22
5. John Smoltz 24
6. Troy Percival 25
7. Keith Foulke 28
8. Robb Nen 30
9. Billy Wagner 31
10. Matt Anderson 32
11. Billy Koch 36
12. Jose Mesa 39
13. Bob Wickman 43
14. Antonio Alfonseca 44
15. Jeff Zimmerman 48
16. Kelvim Escobar 57
17. Danny Graves 58
18. Jason Isringhausen 67
19. Byung-Hyun Kim 68
20. Jose Jimenez 74
21. Ugueth Urbina 75
22. Roberto Hernandez 78
23. Chad Fox 80
24. Eddie Guardado 81
25. Felix Rodriguez 88
26. Esteban Yan 96
27. Arthur Rhodes 98
28. Scott Strickland 100
29. Jeff Fassero 105
30. Willis Roberts 107
31. Octavio Dotel 109
32. Kyle Farnsworth 110
33. Buddy Groom 111
34. John Rocker 113
35. Al Levine 119
36. Rich Garces 122
37. Jeff Nelson 123
38. Mike Stanton 124
39. Matt Herges 125
40. Danny Patterson 126
41. Paul Shuey 127
42. Braden Looper 128
43. Steve Karsay 131
44. Paul Quantrill 135
45. Mike Williams 139
46. Mike Jackson 143
47. Jim Mecir 149
48. Shigetoshi Hasegawa 152
49. John Franco 153
50. Bret Prinz 161

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

COLOR PHOTO: JOHN IACONO New Met Alomar, the NL's highest-rated second baseman, hit .336 with 100 RBIs last season. COLOR PHOTO: BRAD MANGIN Glaus, first among AL third basemen, topped 40 homers and 100 RBIs for the second straight year. COLOR PHOTO: V.J. LOVERO Look for another strong year from Bonds, the No. 1 outfielder; just don't expect 73 homers. COLOR PHOTO: CHUCK SOLOMON As usual, the only question about Martinez, the game's top pitcher, is durability.

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