BluGrass Baseball top fantasy players

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Joey Votto; Photo from Wikimedia Commons

Tristan H. Cockcroft has released his preliminary rankings for the 2010 top 200 fantasy players. Clearly this list will change based on offseason movement and injuries before March, but it’s never too early to start preparing your fantasy draft. Here are the players with Kentucky ties on the list:


  • 41) 1B Joey Votto — Louisville Bats — Cincinnati Reds
  • 44) 3B Mark Reynolds — Pikevilly, Ky. — Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 58) OF Adam Dunn — Louisville Bats — Washington Nationals
  • 90) INF/OF Ben Zobrist — Lexington Legends — Tampa Bay Rays
  • 100) OF Hunter Pence — Lexington Legends — Houston Astros
  • 114) OF Jay Bruce — Louisville Bats — Cincinnati Reds
  • 136) SP Wandy Rodriguez — Lexington Legends — Houston Astros
  • 145) SP Brandon Webb — Ashland, Ky., UK — Arizona Diamondbacks
  • 146) 2B Dan Uggla — Louisville, Ky. — Florida Marlins
  • 177) 2B Felipe Lopez — Louisville Bats — FA

You can see Cockcroft’s full list here.

Yankees win; Kentucky players among best in NCAA

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Logan DarnellJoe Blanton and the Phillies missed their chance to repeat as World Champions with a7-3 loss in game six of the World Series. As for hte often mentioned UK basketball Yankees tie, New York has won the World Series in six of the seven UK men’s basketball calendar championship years. However, since the next basketball tournament will come in 2010, that connection doesn’t apply to this Yankees’ title. The off-season officially starts today, so check back often for BluGrass Baseball Hot Stove updates.
  • profiles Adam Dunn’s rise through the minor leagues including his stop with Louisville.
  • The College Baseball Blog is ranking the top 100 college players in preparation for the 2010 season. Here’s the Kentucky players they’ve ranked so far:
  • #87 Wes Cunningham — Murray State
  • #82 Logan Darnell — UK
  • #78 Tony Zych — UofL
  • Morehead State has a recap of its fall practice scrimmage.
  • Murray State released itsĀ 2010 schedule.

Bluegrass players among ESPN’s top 100 keepers

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Photo by angela n. via Flickr

Photo by angela n. via Flickr

ESPN has released its list of top 100 fantasy keepers for 2010. Keepers in fantasy baseball are players that a fantasy owner has control of for multiple seasons. The list doesn’t necessarily reflect the best fantasy players, because youth is rewarded since an owner will control the player for multiple years. You can see the full list here, but these are the Kentucky players and their rankings:

  • 23 — Mark Reynolds — Arizona Diamondbacks — Pikeville, Ky.
  • 40 — Joey Votto — Cincinnati Reds — Louisville Bats
  • 56 — Adam Dunn — Washington Nationals — Louisville Bats
  • 69 — Hunter Pence — Houston Astros — Lexington Legends
  • 80 — Ben Zobrist — Tampa Rays — Lexington Legends
  • 83 — Jay Bruce — Cincinnati Reds — Louisville Bats
  • 92 — Drew Stubbs — Cincinnati Reds — Louisville Bats
  • 99 — Dan Uggla — Florida Marlins — Louisville, Ky.