Fantasy Baseball: 2010 Top 11 Designated Hitter Rankings
1. David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox
His average went to hell, but Big Papi slugged 27 HRs with 78 RBIs from June through October (363 ABs).
2. Jason Kubel, Minnesota Twins
Kubel has really developed into a solid deep threat. His average jumped up last year as well. Time will tell how the move to the new ballpark will affect him, but I’m banking on another solid season from him.
3. Vladimir Guerrero, Texas Rangers
He should be very produtive in his new home.
4. Adam Lind, Toronto Blue Jays
Lind had a breakout season last year, but I expect his numbers to decline.
5. Hideki Matsui, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
He’s not playing in as cushy a ballpark nor as potent a lineup. However, he still should be productive if he can stay healthy.
6. Nick Johnson, New York Yankees
His health is also an issue, but the move to the Bronx should be a favorable one.
7. Luke Scott, Baltimore Orioles
He doesn’t score or drive in a lot of runs, but he has averaged 22 HRs over the last three years. In fact, his HR total has risen every year.
8. Jake Fox, Oakland A’s
The potential is there. It’s just a matter of delivering.
9. Travis Hafner, Cleveland Indians
Can he stay healthy? If his shoulder holds up, he could become a viable fantasy option once again.
10. Pat Burrell, Tampa Bay Rays
Tampa would love to part ways with Burrell, but likely won’t find any suitors. He shouldn’t be on your fantasy roster either.
11. Ken Griffey, Jr., Seattle Mariners
Griffey offers little more than the occasional HR now.
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