2014 Final Rosters

Final Rosters

In preparation for the 2015 SLB Draft, we’ve complied the final rosters for each team, including their DL-exemptions.

The final rosters can be be found by clicking here: 2014-Final-Rosters.

Any player who was listed in the NA spot or listed in a DL slot and not chosen for the DL-exemption is not keeper eligible and therefore was removed from a team’s “final” roster.

Ridiculously Early Pre-Season Power Rankings

These power rankings are not based on the voting done to determine the SLB divisions. Rather these are my personal pre-season power rankings based on factors such as: draft priority, Steven’s keeper rankings, recent history, my gut feeling and an overall team quality rating.

I’ve given everyone a reverse ranking of 12-1 based on each of these factors, 12-being the highest and 1-being the lowest. For example: Craiggers lands a 12 for draft priority and John lands a 1, respectively.

Obviously these are completely subjective and have absolutely no real merit whatsoever given that they’re based entirely on speculation. We’ll have a better idea of legit pre-season power rankings after the draft.

For now, this figures to help fill your appetite for new material here at the SLBlog.

Rating #1 – Draft Priority

When the Salmon League switched from a traditional reverse-standings draft setup to the draft priority setup in 2008 it did two things. First, it kept teams in the consolation round active and gave them an incentive to actually win and not tank games. Second, it changed the dynamic of our drafts forever.

Rather than being automatically harangued into the first pick, the dude with top priority can choose any slot in the draft he wants. Given that no team in the playoff-era of SLB has ever won the championship with the first overall pick that certainly seems like a distinct advantage for whoever carries the top priority.

In fact, since SLB switched to the playoff format in 2005 the league champions have drafted in the following spots: 2005 – 7th, 2006 – 8th, 2007 – 7th, 2008 – 5th, 2009 – 8th and 2010 – 12th. It clearly bodes well to draft in the middle-to-back half of the league.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at who grades out the best in terms of draft priority.

Craiggers takes an early lead after assembling a solid crew to help him win out in the consolation playoffs. He also has arguably the best set of potential keepers in the history of his club. In the early going, Craiggers appears to be a favorite.

Rating #2 – Steven’s Keeper Rankings

We all remember Steven’s keeper rankings from a month or so ago. This was one of the first real “talking points” of the spring for the league and I figured they made a worthwhile addition to the grading system for my ridiculous early pre-season power rankings.

The long and short of it is this: Steven used ESPN’s Top 250 rankings and took the top two position players and top pitcher from each team and averaged out their rankings to determine the weighted value of each team’s likely keepers.

Rating #3 – Gut Feeling

This is one of the two most subjective rating metrics in my power rankings, my gut feeling. I’ve got no real rationale behind why I chose who I chose or where I chose ‘em. It was just my gut feeling. Nothing more, nothing less.

Rating # 4 – Recent History

This rating is based on how each team has stacked up in the playoff era. Obviously, all of the newer managers (ie: Adam, Collin, Grant, Morgan) are going to suffer here simply from a lack of long-term data.

All-in-all, I think it values out about right. It was a tough call between me and Mike at the top, I’ve had more regular season pennants than, well, anyone ever…but I haven’t won a championship and Mike is only three years removed from hoisting the coveted Golden Salmon.

Rating #5 – Team Quality

This one figures to raise a few arguments as well being that it’s a ranking system that is completely subjective, uses arbitrary value markers and could be changed exponentially based on which set of rankings you use and when you use them. Needless to say, it’s endlessly flawed, but this entire ranking system is rating teams a month before anyone even announces keeper picks, so the entire thing is flawed and largely a waste of my time anyway.

Okay, so in a nutshell, here are the results…

Awesome, right?! Maybe not?!

Okay, let me try and explain how I got to those rankings.

I looked at four basic criteria to determine a team’s total “quality.”

I went through the Top 100 players on the Top 500 list I’ve been using and gave every team one point for every player they had in the Top 100.

I then went through the Top 25, with the points increasing to 3pts/player, then the Top 10 with the points increasing to 5pts/player and finally I went through and gave each team a 7pts/player bonus for each player on their roster who was ranked as the top player at their position.

As I said before, it’s completely flawed and has the point system has no real merit, but it’s how I ranked it, so suck it.

Here’s the breakdown:

…and there you have it.

We’ve ranked each team over six different categories, but who came out on top and is undoubtedly destined to win the league based on my ranking system?

We’ve got Craiggers taking the cake in regard to draft priority.

Jay sets the pace in the keeper category with the most overall value.

My gut says Mike has something up his sleeve this season and that’s never a good sign.

Recent history also trends Mike’s way, something that doesn’t bode well for any of us.

Finally, the team quality ranking says I’ve got the best fake squad that non-existent money can buy. Granted, this is largely thanks to the ridiculously high rankings of my three potential offensive keepers (Hanley/Wright/CarGo) and not legit view of how my team will be assembled after I have to let one of Wright/Gonzalez walk when keeper decisions are due.

So there we go, we’ve got a lot of Mike, a heavy dose of me and a little Jay and Craiggers splashed in for good measure, but who is tops ‘em all?!

Let’s take a look:

Well, there you have it folks. Given the scientific reliability of this entire rating system you’ve got unflappable proof that Mike is going to march to the Promised Land once again and at season’s end he’ll be making room on his mantle for a coveted third Golden Salmon.

That doesn’t make me want to puke at all.

2010 Final Rosters

Dome Dog The Dominators Cracker Jack
Carlos Ruiz John Jason Buster Posey
Nick Swisher Aubrey Huff Logan Morrison
Rickie Weeks Robinson Cano Brandon Phillips
Chris Johnson Ryan Zimmerman Adrian Beltre
Troy Tulowitzki Yunel Escobar Ben Zobrist
Michael Cuddyer Andrew McCutchen Colby Rasmus
Jose Bautista Alfonso Soriano Austin Jackson
Jay Bruce Adam LaRoche Luke Scott
David Price Alex Rios Jimmy Rollins
Aroldis Chapman Mat Latos Matt Kemp
Brett Anderson Jorge De La Rosa Adam Wainwright
Neftali Feliz Sean Marshall Jon Lester
Craig Breslow Kevin Gregg Jhoulys Chacin
John Axford Brandon Lyon Rafael Soriano
Jon Papelbon Luke Gregerson Koji Uehara
Matt Garza Hong-Chich Kuo Chris Perez
Jonathon Sanchez Felix Hernandez Chad Billingsley
Justin Verlander Josh Johnson Daniel Hudson
Josh Hamilton Shin-Soo Choo Curtis Granderson
DL – Justin Morneau DL – Ricky Nolasco DL – Jake Peavy
J’s Team Sea Bass v5.0 38 MPH Heaters
Kurt Suzuki Victor Martinez Ryan Doumit
David Ortiz Mark Teixeira Pablo Sandoval
Martin Prado Chase Utley Ian Kinsler
Alex Rodriguez Chone Figgins Chase Headley
Jose Reyes JJ Hardy Elvis Andrus
Bobby Abreu Nick Markakis Matt Holliday
Ryan Braun Raul Ibanez Jason Heyward
Carlos Quentin Juan Pierre Shane Victorino
BJ Upton Paul Konerko Justin Upton
Aaron Hill Kevin Youkilis Gordon Beckham
Roy Halladay Josh Beckett Lance Berkman
Jon Garland Tommy Hanson Zack Greinke
Trevor Cahill Scott Baker Francisco Liriano
Leo Nunez Huston Street Ian Kennedy
Matt Capps Peter Moylan Ryan Franklin
Joakim Soria Brad Lidge Jose Valverde
Joaquin Benoit Phil Hughes Mike Adams
Ryan Dempster Jamie Garcia Chris Carpenter
Rafael Furcal Brian Roberts Alex Gonzalez
DL – Kendry Morales DL – Brandon Webb DL – Brad Penny
Radioactive Rush InSaNeAuDiO S.L. Disappointment
Joe Mauer Mike Napoli Matt Wieters
Adrian Gonzalez Miguel Cabrera Ryan Howard
Placido Polanco Kelly Johnson Dustin Pedroia
Scott Rolen Michael Young Casey Blake
Juan Uribe Jayson Nix Miguel Tejada
Torii Hunter Andre Ethier Denard Span
Michael Bourn Hideki Matsui Carlos Lee
Chris Young Michael Morse Corey Hart
Vernon Wells Kosuke Fukudome Jason Kubel
Alfredo Simon Miguel Montero James Loney
John Danks Clay Buchholz Ryan Theriot
Brian Duensing Cole Hamels Dan Haren
Mariano Rivera Mike Pelfrey Jair Jurrjens
Scott Downs Carlos Marmol Cliff Lee
Octavio Dotel Michael Wuertz Frank Francisco
Matt Cain Joba Chamberlain Jon Rauch
Jeff Niemann CC Sabathia Max Scherzer
Juan Gutierrez Ervin Santana Mark Buehrle
Tim Lincecum James Shields Randy Wolf
DL – None DL – Grady Sizemore DL – Josh Willingham
Genies in a Bottle Money Grubbers ZIMA
John Buck Brian McCann Yadier Molina
Billy Butler Joey Votto Albert Pujols
Ryan Rayburn Dan Uggla Orlando Hudson
Pedro Alvarez Danny Valencia Jhonny Peralta
Hanley Ramirez Stephen Drew Alexei Ramirez
Vladimir Guerrero Carl Crawford Ichiro Suzuki
Travis Snider Nelson Cruz Delmon Young
Adam Dunn Hunter Pence Drew Stubbs
David Wright Melvin Mora Prince Fielder
Carlos Gonzalez Evan Longoria Jayson Werth
Jered Weaver Wandy Rodriguez Clayton Kershaw
Roy Oswalt Ubaldo Jimenez Tommy Hunter
Gio Gonzalez Tim Hudson Joe Blanton
Edinson Volquez Brian Wilson Heath Bell
Ricky Romero Rafael Betancourt Francisco Cordero
Carlos Zambrano Daniel Bard Matt Thornton
Brian Matusz Hisanori Takahashi Carl Pavano
Ryan Madson Yovani Gallardo CJ Wilson
Billy Wagner Derek Lowe Shaun Marcum
DL – None DL – None DL – None



Listed below are the official final rosters from the end of the 2009 season.

Any player who was listed on your team’s DL at season’s end is not eligible to be carried over into the next season as a keeper. As such the lists here and the lists at Yahoo! may differ, but these are the official final rosters.


Joe Mauer
Mark Teixeira
Chone Figgins
Jhonny Peralta
Ryan Theriot
Matt Holliday
Carlos Quentin
Nate McLouth
Derrek Lee
Mark DeRosa
Tommy Hanson
Josh Beckett
Tim Hudson
Francisco Rodriguez
Bobby Jenks
Mitch Stetter
AJ Burnett
Matt Cain
Brandon Webb


Geovany Soto
Paul Konerko
Aaron Hill
Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Tejada
Michael Cuddyer
Andrew McCutchen
Raul Ibanez
Michael Bourn
Alexei Ramirez
Carlos Beltran
Grady Sizemore
CC Sabathia
Wandy Rodriguez
Clay Buchholz
Jonathon Papelbon
Mariano Rivera
Matt Garza
Andy Pettitte


Ramon Hernandez
Ryan Howard
Brian Roberts
Aubrey Huff
Rafael Furcal
Adam Dunn
Magglio Ordonez
Carlos Lee
Jason Kubel
James Loney
Vladimir Guerrero
Dan Haren
Carlos Zambrano
Scott Baker
Scott Kazmir
George Sherrill
Adam Wainwright
David Price
Chris Volstad


Yadier Molina
Albert Pujols
Dustin Pedroia
Ryan Zimmerman
Derek Jeter
Jayson Werth
Carl Crawford
Shane Victorino
Shin-Soo Choo
Yunel Escobar
Luke Scott
Clayton Kershaw
John Danks
James Shields
Huston Street
Francisco Cordero
Michael Wuertz
J.A. Happ
Cliff Lee


Pablo Sandoval
Nick Swisher
Ben Zobrist
Kevin Youkilis
Jimmy Rollins
Julio Borbon
J.D. Drew
Hunter Pence
Denard Span
Andre Ethier
Justin Morneau
Jon Lester
Pedro Martinez
Jorge De La Rosa
Brian Wilson
Rafael Soriano
Andrew Bailey
Phil Hughes
John Lackey


Ivan Rodriguez
Billy Butler
Robinson Cano
Alex Rodriguez
Troy Tulowitzki
Ryan Braun
Torii Hunter
Adam Lind
Ichiro Suzuki
Jason Bartlett
Josh Johnson
Cole Hamels
Zack Greinke
Roy Halladay
Jason Marquis
Franklin Morales
Kevin Jepsen
Matt Guerrier


Victor Martinez
Lance Berkman
Chase Utley
Michael Young
Bobby Abreu
Kendry Morales
Jacoby Ellsbury
Todd Helton
Rajai Davis
Jose Reyes
Jake Peavy
Justin Verlander
Tim Lincecum
Chris Carpenter
Randy Wolf
Heath Bell
Joe Nathan
Peter Moylan
Mark Lowe


Brian McCann
Joey Votto
Ian Kinser
Evan Longoria
Stephen Drew
Curtis Granderson
Matt Kemp
Jay Bruce
David Ortiz
Drew Stubbs
Daisuke Matsuzaka
Jair Jurrjens
Joe Saunders
Chad Billingsley
Edwin Jackson
C.J. Wilson
Brian Fuentes
Frank Francisco
Jonathon Broxton


Matt Wieters
Prince Fielder
Ian Stewart
Mark Reynolds
Asdrubal Cabrera
Josh Hamilton
Franklin Gutierrez
B.J. Upton
Manny Ramirez
Mike Lowell
Dan Uggla
Jered Weaver
Felix Hernandez
Tommy Hunter
Jeremy Affeldt
David Aardsma
Ricky Nolasco
Carlos Marmol
Jarrod Washburn


Brandon Inge
Adrian Gonzalez
Brandon Phillips
David Wright
Hanley Ramirez
Jason Bay
Carlos Gonzalez
Justin Upton
Juan Uribe
Scott Podsednik
Adam LaRoche
Johan Santana
Javier Vazquez
Jonathan Sanchez
Yovani Gallardo
Jose Mijares
Trevor Hoffman
Nick Masset
Rafael Betancourt

2008 Final Rosters

2008 Final Rosters
[p] denotes projected 2009 keeper
* denotes 2008 keeper
+ denotes 2007 keeper
Genies in a Bottle

Mike Aviles (KC – 2B,SS)
Jason Bay (Bos – OF)
Hank Blalock (Tex – 1B,3B)
Matt Holliday (Oak – OF) *
Joe Mauer (Min – C)
Alexei Ramírez (CWS – 2B,SS,OF)
Hanley Ramírez (Fla – SS) [p]*
Mark Teixeira (NYY – 1B) *+
Joey Votto (Cin – 1B,OF)
David Wright (NYM – 3B) [p]*+
Roy Halladay (Tor – SP) +
Cole Hamels (Phi – SP) *
Dan Haren (Ari – SP) *+
J.J. Putz (NYM – RP)
B.J. Ryan (Tor – RP)
Johan Santana (NYM – SP) [p]*+
Ben Sheets (Mil – SP)
Brad Ziegler (Oak – RP)



Bobby Abreu (LAA – OF)
Carlos Beltrán (NYM – OF) [p]*+
Adrián Béltre (Sea – 3B)
Miguel Cabrera (Det – 1B,3B) [p]*
Adam Dunn (Was – 1B,OF)
Jermaine Dye (CWS – OF)
Derek Jeter (NYY – SS)
Howie Kendrick (LAA – 2B)
José López (Sea – 1B,2B)
A.J. Pierzynski (CWS – C)
Joba Chamberlain (NYY – SP,RP)
Johnny Cueto (Cin – SP)
Matt Garza (TB – SP)
Ubaldo Jiménez (Col – SP)
Ted Lilly (ChC – SP)
Mariano Rivera (NYY – RP)
CC Sabathia (NYY – SP) [p]
Huston Street (Col – RP)


cracker jack

Garrett Atkins (Col – 1B,3B)
Lance Berkman (Hou – 1B,OF)
Orlando Cabrera (Oak – SS)
Mark DeRosa (Cle – 1B,2B,3B,OF)
Ryan Doumit (Pit – C,OF)
Brandon Phillips (Cin – 2B) [p]
Álex Ríos (Tor – OF)
Grady Sizemore (Cle – OF) [p]*
Shane Victorino (Phi – OF)
Chad Billingsley (LAD – SP,RP) [p]
Chris Carpenter (StL – SP) +
Aaron Harang (Cin – SP) *
Félix Hernández (Sea – SP)
Bobby Jenks (CWS – RP)
Jon Lester (Bos – SP)
Francisco Liriano (Min – SP)
Brett Myers (Phi – SP,RP)
Kerry Wood (Cle – RP)


The Dominators

Carl Crawford (TB – OF) *+
Carlos Delgado (NYM – 1B)
Josh Hamilton (Tex – OF) [p]
Corey Hart (Mil – OF)
Chipper Jones (Atl – 3B)
Derrek Lee (ChC – 1B)
Troy Tulowitzki (Col – SS) [p]
B.J. Upton (TB – OF) *
Bartolo Colón (CWS – SP)
Justin Duchscherer (Oak – SP,RP)
Rich Harden (ChC – SP) +
Clayton Kershaw (LAD – SP)
Pedro Martínez (FA – SP)
Mike Mussina (NYY – SP)
Oliver Pérez (NYM – SP)
Justin Verlander (Det – SP) *
Edinson Vólquez (Cin – SP) [p]
Chris Young (SD – SP)


money grubbers

Andre Ethier (LAD – OF)
Curtis Granderson (Det – OF)
Ian Kinsler (Tex – 2B) [p]
Carlos Lee (Hou – OF)
Evan Longoria (TB – 3B) [p]
Carlos Peña (TB – 1B)
Álex Rodríguez (NYY – 3B) *+
Geovany Soto (ChC – C)
Vernon Wells (Tor – OF)
Ryan Zimmerman (Was – 3B)
Scott Baker (Min – SP)
Erik Bedard (Sea – SP) *
A.J. Burnett (NYY – SP)
John Lackey (LAA – SP) [p]
Cliff Lee (Cle – SP)
Jonathan Papelbon (Bos – RP)
Chris Pérez (StL – RP)
James Shields (TB – SP)


Sea Bass v4.0

Stephen Drew (Ari – SS)
Prince Fielder (Mil – 1B) *
Rafael Furcal (LAD – SS)
Torii Hunter (LAA – OF)
Raúl Ibañez (Phi – OF)
Víctor Martínez (Cle – C,1B)
Nate McLouth (Pit – OF)
Yadier Molina (StL – C)
Carlos Quentin (CWS – OF) [p]
Dan Uggla (Fla – 2B)
Kevin Youkilis (Bos – 1B,3B) [p]
Josh Beckett (Bos – SP)
Francisco Cordero (Cin – RP)
Ryan Dempster (ChC – SP,RP)
Gavin Floyd (CWS – SP,RP)
Joe Nathan (Min – RP)
Adam Wainwright (StL – SP)
Brandon Webb (Ari – SP) [p]*+


Shamwow Snuggies

Jeff Francoeur (Atl – OF)
Ryan Howard (Phi – 1B) [p]*+
Matt Kemp (LAD – OF)
James Loney (LAD – 1B)
Plácido Polanco (Det – 2B)
Aramis Ramírez (ChC – 3B) [p]
Iván Rodríguez (Hou – C)
Ichiro Suzuki (Sea – OF) *
Delmon Young (Min – OF)
Michael Young (Tex – SS,3B)
Jonathan Broxton (LAD – RP)
Doug Davis (Ari – SP)
Kevin Gregg (ChC – RP)
Scott Kazmir (TB – SP)
Brad Lidge (Phi – RP)
Wandy Rodríguez (Hou – SP)
Javier Vázquez (Atl – SP)
Carlos Zambrano (ChC – SP) [p]*+


j’s team

Ryan Braun (Mil – 3B,OF) [p]*
Pat Burrell (TB – OF)
Shin-Soo Choo (Cle – OF)
Johnny Damon (NYY – OF)
Adrián González (SD – 1B)
Vladimir Guerrero (LAA – OF)
Cristian Guzmán (Was – SS)
Ramón Hernández (Cin – C)
Aubrey Huff (Bal – 1B,3B)
Kelly Johnson (Atl – 2B)
Justin Morneau (Min – 1B)
Mike Napoli (LAA – C)
Brian Roberts (Bal – 2B)
Alfonso Soriano (ChC – OF) [p]*+
Miguel Tejada (Hou – SS)
Zack Greinke (KC – SP,RP) [p]
Hideki Okajima (Bos – RP)
David Weathers (Cin – RP)



Edwin Encarnación (Cin – 3B)
Chone Figgins (LAA – 2B,3B,OF)
Nick Markakis (Bal – OF)
Brian McCann (Atl – C)
David Ortiz (Bos – 1B) *+
Dustin Pedroia (Bos – 2B)
Hunter Pence (Hou – OF)
Albert Pujols (StL – 1B) [p]*+
Manny Ramírez (LAD – OF)
Jimmy Rollins (Phi – SS) [p]*
Matt Cain (SF – SP)
Kyle McClellan (StL – RP)
Carlos Mármol (ChC – RP)
Roy Oswalt (Hou – SP) [p]+
Joe Saunders (LAA – SP)
Scot Shields (LAA – RP)
Dan Wheeler (TB – RP)
Brian Wilson (SF – RP)


Captain Jack Sparrow

Jorge Cantú (Fla – 1B,3B)
Jacoby Ellsbury (Bos – OF)
Jason Giambi (Oak – 1B)
Conor Jackson (Ari – 1B,OF)
Ryan Ludwick (StL – OF)
Russell Martin (LAD – C,3B)
Xavier Nady (NYY – OF)
Magglio Ordóñez (Det – OF)
José Reyes (NYM – SS) [p]*+
Chase Utley (Phi – 2B) [p]*
Brian Fuentes (LAA – RP)
Tim Lincecum (SF – SP) [p]
Daisuke Matsuzaka (Bos – SP) *
Ricky Nolasco (Fla – SP)
Jake Peavy (SD – SP) *+
Francisco Rodríguez (NYM – RP)
Ervin Santana (LAA – SP)
Salomón Torres (Mil – RP)