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2013 Fantasy Baseball Tiers

Mar 18, 2013 3:57 PM EST

By Neema Hodjat

As part of our fantasy baseball preview series, here is a printable version of the position-by-position tiers taken from our full feature.

Catchers

Tier 1: Buster Posey

Tier 2: Joe Mauer, Matt Wieters, Yadier Molina, Carlos Santana, Victor Martinez

Tier 3: Salvador Perez, Mike Napoli, Miguel Montero, Wilin Rosario, Jesus Montero, AJ Pierzynski

Tier 4: Brian McCann, Alex Avila, Matt Lucroy, Carlos Ruiz, Ryan Doumit, JP Arencibia, Jarrod Saltalamacchia, AJ Ellis, Russell Martin

Tier 5: Kurt Suzuki, John Jaso, Yasmani Grandal, Travis d’Arnaud

First Basemen

Tier 1: Joey Votto, Prince Fielder, Albert Pujols

Tier 2: Buster Posey

Tier 3: Edwin Encarnacion, Billy Butler, Allen Craig, Adrian Gonzalez, Paul Goldschmitt, Joe Mauer

Tier 4: Ike Davis, Carlos Santana, Freddie Freeman, Anthony Rizzo, Eric Hosmer, Paul Konerko, Ryan Howard

Tier 5: Mark Teixeira, David Ortiz, Kendrys Morales, Adam LaRoche, Mike Napoli, Mark Trumbo, Nick Swisher, Adam Dunn, Chris Davis, Brandon Belt

Tier 6: Justin Morneau, Kevin Youkilis, Todd Frazier, Lance Berkman, Corey Hart

Second Basemen

Tier 1: Robinson Cano

Tier 2: Dustin Pedroia, Ian Kinsler

Tier 3: Brandon Phillips, Ben Zobrist, Aaron Hill, Jason Kipnis

Tier 4: Jose Altuve, Neil Walker

Tier 5: Howie Kendrick, Danny Espinosa, Dan Uggla, Rickie Weeks, Dustin Ackley, Chase Utley

Tier 6: Jurickson Profar, Jedd Gyorko, Jemile Weeks, Marco Scutaro, Daniel Murphy

Tier 7: Omar Infante, Gordon Beckham, Kelly Johnson

Third Basemen

Tier 1: Miguel Cabrera

Tier 2: Adrian Beltre, Evan Longoria, David Wright, Hanley Ramirez

Tier 3: Ryan Zimmerman, Chase Headley, Brett Lawrie, Pablo Sandoval, Martin Prado

Tier 4: Mike Moustakas, Manny Machado, Kyle Seager, David Freese, Pedro Alvarez, Will Middlebrooks

Tier 5: Todd Frazier, Kevin Youkilis, Alex Rodriguez, Trevor Plouffe, Michael Young

Tier 6: Matt Carpenter, Jeff Keppinger, Matt Dominguez

Shortstops

Tier 1: Troy Tulowitzki

Tier 2: Hanley Ramirez, Starlin Castro, Jose Reyes

Tier 3: Ben Zobrist, Ian Desmond, Elvis Andrus, Jimmy Rollins, Asdrubal Cabrera

Tier 4: Erick Aybar, Danny Espinosa, Derek Jeter, Alcides Escobar, JJ Hardy, Andrelton Simmons

Tier 5: Josh Rutledge, Marco Scutaro, Alexis Ramirez, Everth Cabrera

Outfield

Tier 1: Mike Trout, Ryan Braun

Tier 2: Andrew McCutchen, Matt Kemp, Carlos Gonzalez

Tier 3: Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Upton, Josh Hamilton, Jose Bautista, Bryce Harper

Tier 4: Jason Heyward, Adam Jones, Jay Bruce, Matt Holliday

Tier 5: Allen Craig, Yoenis Cespedes, Jacoby Ellsbury, BJ Upton, Ben Zobrist

Tier 6: Michael Bourn, Austin Jackson, Desmond Jennings, Shin-Soo Choo, Alex Gordon, Carlos Gomez, Melky Cabrera, Shane Victorino, Nelson Cruz, Carlos Beltran

Tier 7: Curtis Granderson, Norichika Aoki, Hunter Pence, Josh Willingham, Adam Eaton, Andre Ethier, Carl Crawford, Will Myers, Angel Pagan, Torii Hunter, Jayson Werth, Brett Gardner, Michael Morse, Josh Reddick, Alejandro de Aza, Jason Kubel, Ben Revere, Nick Swisher, Denard Span

Tier 8: Dexter Fowler, Ichiro Suzuki, Nick Markakis, Michael Cuddyer, Colby Rasmus, Alfonso Soriano, Chris Young, Dayan Viciedo, Garrett Jones

Tier 9: Jon Jay, Emilio Benifacio, Drew Stubbs, Lorenzo Cain, David Murphy, Michael Brantley, Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Michael Saunders

Starting Pitchers

Tier 1: Justin Verlander, Clayton Kershaw

Tier 2: Felix Hernandez, Stephen Strasburg, David Price

Tier 3: Cole Hamels, Matt Cain, Cliff Lee, Yu Darvish, Jered Weaver, Adam Wainright, Madison Bumgarner, CC Sabathia, RA Dickey, Gio Gonzalez

Tier 4: Matt Latos, Zack Greinke, Matt Moore, Chris Sale, Kris Medlen, Johnny Cueto, Yovani Gallardo, Jordan Zimmerman

Tier 5: James Shields, Brandon Morrow, Jon Lester, Doug Fister, Max Scherzer, Ian Kennedy, Brett Anderson, Josh Johnson, Jonathon Niese, Jeff Samardzija, Hiroki Kuroda, Roy Halladay, Tim Lincecum, Jake Peavy, Anibal Sanchez, Lance Lynn, Jeremy Hellickson, CJ Wilson, Matt Harvey

Tier 6: Wade Miley, Jarrod Parker, Homer Bailey, Derek Holland, Trevor Cahill, Mike Minor, Jaime Garcia, AJ Burnett, Edwin Jackson, Marco Estrada, Ryan Dempster, Tim Hudson, Matt Harrison, Josh Beckett, Alex Cobb, Brandon McCarthy

Tier 7: Brandon Beachy, Jason Vargas, Tommy Milone, Ryan Vogelsong, Hisashi Iwakuma, Wandy Rodriguez, Clay Buchholz, Phil Hughes, Kyle Lohse, Ross Detwiler, James McDonald, Ivan Nova, Chris Tillman, Mark Buehrle, Andy Pettitte, Justin Masterson, Johan Santana, Shaun Marcum, Shelby Miller, Gavin Floyd, Paul Maholm, Wei-Yin Chen

Relief Pitchers

Tier 1: Craig Kimbrel

Tier 2: Jonathan Papelbon, Jason Motte, Aroldis Chapman*

Tier 3: Rafael Soriano, Mariano Rivera, Fernando Rodney

Tier 4: JJ Putz, Joe Nathan, Sergio Romo, Addison Reed, Joe Hanrahan, John Axford, Jim Johnson, Tom Wilhelmsen

Tier 5: Huston Street, Grant Balfour, Greg Holland, Ryan Madson, Rafael Betancourt, Casey Janssen, Chris Perez, Jason Grilli

Tier 6: Brandon League, Kenley Jansen, Bobby Parnell, Glen Perkins, Steve Cishek, Bruce Rondon, Carlos Marmol, Jose Veras

Tier 7: Jonathan Broxton, Ernesto Frieri, Kyuki Fujikawa, Tyler Clippard