Originally posted on Seed Spitters  |  Last updated 3/13/12

I’ve been playing fantasy sports – primarily baseball – since I was a young, five-foot seventh grader at Hyde middle school. Over the years I’ve accumilated my own philosophy in drafting and then sealing the championship with free agent pickups.

The trick?

Well, the fact that my fantasy opponents are most likely reading this, I wont reveal those secrets quite yet, but I can rank my top 10 Giants players in the world of fantasy baseball.

First and foremost, I must provide a quick disclaimer: the Giants offense is really bad, so the list may get a little weak near the end. Don’t get discouraged.

This list is graded on a rubric based on positional value, offensive/pitching production, injury history and defense.

Here is my top 10:

  1. Buster Posey – C/1B

2011 fantasy stats:

46/162, 17 runs, four home runs, 21 RBI, three stolen bases, .757 OPS (99% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 932

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 75

2. Tim Lincecum – SP

2011 fantasy stats:

217 IP, 13 wins, 220 strikeouts, 2.74 ERA, 1.21 WHIP (99% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 49

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 28

3. Pablo Sandoval – 3B/1B

2011 fantasy stats:

134/426, 55 runs, 23 home runs, 70 RBI, two stolen bases, .909 OPS (99% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 124

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 39

4. Matt Cain – SP

2011 fantasy stats:

221.2 IP, 12 wins, 179 strikeouts, 2.88 ERA, 1.08 WHIP (99% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 40

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 54

5. Madison Bumgarner – SP

2011 fantasy stats:

204.2 IP, 13 wins, 191 strikeouts, 3.21 ERA, 1.21 WHIP (97% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 84

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 80 

6. Melky Cabrera – OF

2011 fantasy stats:

201/658, 102 runs, 18 home runs, 87 RBI, 20 stolen bases, .809 OPS (91% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 24

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 138

7. Angel Pagan – OF

2011 fantasy stats:

125/478, 68 runs, seven home runs, 56 RBI, 32 stolen bases, .694 OPS (61% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 164

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 228

8. Brian Wilson – RP

2011 fantasy stats:

55 IP, six wins, 36 saves, 54 strikeouts, 3.11 ERA, 1.47 WHIP (97% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 163

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 129

9. Ryan Vogelsong – SP

2011 fantasy stats:

179.2 IP, 13 wins, 139 strikeouts, 2.71 ERA, 1.25 WHIP (70% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 97

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 294

10. Brandon Belt - 1B/OF

2011 fantasy stats:

42/187, 21 runs, nine home runs, 18 RBI, three stolen bases, .718 OPS (49% owned)

2011 Yahoo! Sports ranking: 947

2012 Yahoo! Sports projected ranking: 225

 

One the Bubble:

Sergio Romo (RP – 42% owned), Aubrey Huff (1B – 6% owned), Nate Schierholtz (OF – 2% owned), Freddy Sanchez (2B – 4% owned) and Brett Pill (1B – 0% owned).

 

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