2011 MLB Player Values: Utility Infielders

2011 MLB Player Values: Utility Infielders

Below is our player values and basic projections (BA, HR, RBI, R, SB) for utility infielders.  Most fantasy rosters will have a hole to fill on draft day so this list should help if you are in need of a CI or MI.  While these rankings are mostly based on projected stats, likelihood of ABs had a serious influence.  I was surprised after I compiled this ranking believing this list would be pretty thin.  Of course the value thins out fairly quickly but the top 10 players on this list have a serious chance to become a regular starter and are worth following closely this Spring Training.

Here are the top 30 utility infielders and the updated version of our 2011 spreadsheet.

1.  Sean Rodriguez—TB                  $8                  .260, 15, 60, 65, 10
2.  Wilson Betemit—KC                   $7                  .260, 15, 60, 60, 0
3.  Jed Lowrie—BOS                        $7                  .270, 10, 50, 60, 5
4.  Daniel Murphy—NYM                  $6                  .260, 10, 50, 50, 0
5.  Brent Morel—CWS                      $6                  .290, 10, 60, 60, 10
6.   Brandon Allen—ARZ                  $6                  .250, 15, 50, 50, 0
7.  Matt Dominguez—FLA                $5                  .250, 10, 65, 50, 0
8.   Jose Lopez—COL                      $5                  .260, 10, 60, 50, 5
9.   Mat Gamel—MLW                      $5                  .280, 10, 60, 50, 0
10.  Jerry Hairston, Jr.—WAS         $5                  .270, 10, 50, 60, 5
11.  Jeff Keppinger—HOU               $4                  .290, 5, 50, 60, 5
12.  Ty Wiggington—COL                $4                  .250, 10, 50, 40, 0
13.   Chris Davis—TEX                    $4                  .260, 10, 40, 30, 0
14.  Maicer Izturis—LAA                   $4                  .280, 5, 40, 50, 10
15.  Luis Valbuena—CLE                $4                  .250, 10, 50, 60, 10
16.  Adam Rosales—OAK               $4                  .260, 10, 40, 50, 5
17.  Darwin Barney—CHC               $4                  .250, 5, 30, 50, 10
18.  Jamey Carroll—LAD                 $3                  .260, 0, 30, 50, 10
19.   Daniel Descalo—STL              $3                  .260, 5, 20, 30, 10
20.  Will Ryhmes—DET                   $3                  .270, 1, 30, 20, 10
21.  Casey Kotchman—TB              $3                  .270, 5, 35, 30, 0
22.  Kyle Blanks—SD                       $3                  .250, 5, 30, 20, 0
23.  Nick Punto—STL                       $3                  .270, 5, 30, 30, 0
24.   Everth Cabrera—SD                $3                  .250, 0, 20, 40, 15
25.  Brendon Harris—SEA               $3                  .270, 5, 30, 30, 0
26.  Geoff Blum—ARZ                      $2                  .240, 5, 20, 20, 0
27.  Mike Carp—SEA                        $2                  .270, 5, 30, 20, 0
28.  Paul Janish—CIN                      $1                  .230, 5, 25, 30, 5
29.   Brandon Wood—LAA                $1                  .230, 5, 20, 20, 5
30.  Lars Anderson—BOS                $1                  .260, 5, 10, 10, 0