These rankings have been coming for a while, frankly they don’t seem like they’re worth the wait.
But I’d bet a free subscription to our RSS feed — dudes, it’s already free to subscribe, check it out — that one or two of these players make major waves this season and a couple of them should be owned in dynasty formats whether they start the season at the majors or not.
This list is the last of the ADP-based rankings. You can find all of our ADP and composite rankings, plus sleepers, busts and targets by position at our 2010 Fantasy Baseball Rankings page.
For pitchers No. 81 through 100 and beyond, there are less comments because some of these players are boring:
81. Phil Hughes — A Yankees bullpen star in 2009, Hughes earned the fifth spot in the rotation. He’ll be worth more than this draft slot this season and, for those of you in a dynasty, he’ll be 24 in June. Projections: 10/3/4.00/1.30/175
82. Barry Zito — Will be 32 in May. A streaming starter at best. Projections: 10/0/4.20/1.45/130
83. Chris Young — Rehabbed his shoulder in the offseason. Still not buying. Projections: 5/0/4.00/1.30/90
84. Randy Wells — If he was younger (he’ll be 28 in August) maybe we could expect Wells to develop some strikeout potential. As it is, he’s just mediocre. Projections: 10/0/4.10/1.35/110
85. Mat Latos — The Padres prospect won the fifth spot in the rotation and will be just 23 this season. Upside here. 5/0/4.10/1.35/100
86. Shaun Marcum — Named the Blue Jays Opening Day starter, Marcum will turn 28 in December. Missed all of 2009 with an elbow injury. If he could channel some of that minor league K rate, he’d be a steal from this spot. Projections: 5/0/4.20/1.30/85
87. Bronson Arroyo — Turned 33 in February. Projections: 10/0/4.30/1.35/140
88. Brett Myers — Has spent a lot of time pitching in the minors the last three seasons. He’ll be 30 in August. Projections: 5/0/4.50/1.35/120
89. Justin Masterson — Indians hurler has some serious sleeper potential here. Masterson turned 25 in March and has serious strikeout potential. Projections: 10/0/4.30/1.40/150
90. Jason Hammel — Will be 28 in September. Like him better than some guys on this list. Projections: 10/0/4.50/1.45/130
91. John Maine — Maine will be 29 in May. Projections: 10/0/4.10/1.40/115
92. Brad Penny — Will be 32 in May. Projections: 10/0/4.20/1.40/110
93. Clayton Richard — Will be 27 in September so he could still make one or two significant upgrades to his game. Projections: 10/0/4.15/1.40/120
94. Madison Bumgarner — The San Francisco Giants’ No. 2 prospect, behind only Buster Posey. He’ll be 21 in August. Projections: 5/0/4.00/1.35/75
95. Justin Duchscherer — His back was troublesome during the spring, but he appears ready to go. If he’s really ready, he could help your team at a bargain price in 2010. Projections: 5/0/3.65/1.25/110
96. Marc Rzepcynski — He’ll be just 25 in August, but a broken finger will limit him early, potentially limiting his overall output this season. With Ricky Romero and Brett Cecil, Rzepcynski gives the Blue Jays pitching staff something to build on. Projections: 10/0/4.15/1.45/120
97. Brandon Morrow — With the Blue Jays now, Morrow seems like he’s been around forever in fantasy circles. But he’ll be just 26 in July. He had a better than a K/inning rate in the minors. Projections: 5/0/4.25/1.45/110
98. Ian Kennedy — Now with the Diamond backs, Kennedy will be 26 in December. I wouldn’t draft him, but if the former Yankees prospect shows signs of clicking, he may be worth a waiver move. Projections: 5/0/4.50/1.50/85
99. Pedro Martinez — Still a free agent as of this writing, but the Phillies are among the teams in contact with the 38-year-old (39 in October). Projections: 5/0/4.20/1.40/75
100. Nick Blackburn — The 28-year-old will be the Twins No. 4 pitcher in 2010. Projections: 10/0/4.40/1.40/100
Others worth noting:
Chris Tillman will only be 22 in April. He’ll start the season in the minors, but he’s one of the Orioles most coveted prospects … Vicente Padilla is 32, but at times last season was a nice pitcher to stream into your lineup … Orioles starter Jeremy Guthrie, who will be 31 this month, was kept in one of my leagues. I wouldn’t keep him, but he’s worth mentioning … Kenshin Kawakami‘s blisters seem like a non-issue at this point. He’ll be 35 this season, but he was one of my favorite streaming pitchers last season … Another prospect for you to keep your eye on is Gio Gonzalez. I pegged him as a breakout star last year. It didn’t pan out, but he’ll be 24 for most of this season (25 in September). He had a good showing this spring … Trevor Cahill, another Athletics prospect, will be the No. 3 starter to start the season and turned 22 in March. His K rate isn’t nearly as impressive as Gonzalez’s.