2011 MLB Player Values: Designated Hitter

2011 MLB Player Values: Designated Hitter

Below is a look at values and projections for the top 15 DHs.   These were tough to put together as a lot of these players fall into the high risk/high reward catergory.  The projections we prepared are a conservative, best case scenario and the values are a function of risk.  So while a player may be projected for higher stats than those ranked ahead of him, we feel that player has a much higher bust potential.  Let us know what you think by posting in the comment board.

We will publish a ranking of the top 4th/5th outfielders sometime next week.  Here is an updated version of our spreadsheet.  As always, feedback is appreciated and we are happy to answer any questions.

  Player TM Value BA HR RBI R SB
1 Adam Dunn CHW $28 .250 40 105 90 0
2 Bobby Abreu LAA $25 .280 20 90 90 20
3 David Ortiz BOS $23 .260 30 110 90 0
4 Billy Butler KC $23 .300 20 90 80 0
5 Michael Young TEX $19 .290 15 80 90 0
6 Luke Scott BAL $18 .260 25 70 60 0
7 Jason Kubel MIN $16 .270 20 90 70 0
8 Vladimir Guerrero BAL $15 .300 25 90 80 5
9 Hideki Matsui OAK $14 .260 20 80 60 0
10 Manny Ramirez TB $14 .280 20 80 70 0
11 Jorge Posada NYY $12 .260 15 60 50 0
12 Brennan Boesch DET $8 .270 15 70 50 5
13 Jack Cust KC $7 .240 20 60 60 0
14 Edwin Encarnacion TOR $6 .260 15 60 50 0
15 Travis Hafner CLE $6 .260 15 55 50 0