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Lots to choose from here, with plenty more capable players who didn't crack the top 50. The 50th player on this list could easily outproduce the top-ranked catcher. Enjoy.

1. Vladimir Guerrero, Angels
2005 stats: .317, 95 R, 32 HR, 108 RBI, 13 SB
Outlook: Simply the best, and a sure bet to hit over .300 with more than 30 HRs.

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2. Bobby Abreu, Phillies
2005 stats: .286, 104 R, 24 HR, 102 RBI, 31 SB
Outlook: Plus numbers, even in a down year; he'll be better in '06.

3. Manny Ramirez, Red Sox
2005 stats: .292, 112 R, 45 HR, 144 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: The best power hitter at the position, has averaged 41 HRs and 130 RBIs over the past eight seasons.

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4. Carl Crawford, Devil Rays
2005 stats: .301, 101 R, 15 HR, 81 RBI, 46 SB
Outlook: At 24, he still hasn't peaked. He has a 20-HR season in his near future.

5. Jason Bay, Pirates
2005 stats: .306, 110 R, 32 HR, 101 RBI, 21 SB
Outlook: Sneaky good. Raise your hand if you knew this guy went 30-20 in 2005?

6. Miguel Cabrera, Marlins
2005 stats: .323, 106 R, 33 HR, 116 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: Lack of speed is all that's keeping him out of the top five, but he's great at everything else.

7. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
2005 stats: .303, 111 R, 15 HR, 68 RBI, 33 SB
Outlook: A perennial batting title contender, and a sure bet for steals.

8. Gary Sheffield, Yankees
2005 stats: .291, 104 R. 34 HR, 123 RBI, 10 SB
Outlook: On the downside of his career, but worth owning nonetheless. As hard as he swings, you want him swinging for your side.

9. Andruw Jones, Braves
2005 stats: .263, 95 R, 51 HR, 128 RBI, 5 SB
Outlook: You're in for a letdown if you're counting on another 50 homers.

10. Carlos Beltran, Mets
2005 stats: .266, 83 R, 16 HR, 78 RBI, 17 SB
Outlook: Expectations were way too high in '05, and a quad injury did him no favors; expect improvement in every category.

11. Chone Figgins, Angels
2005 stats: .290, 113 R, 8 HR, 57 RBI, 62 SB
Outlook: Much like donuts, there's very little Figgins can't do.

12. Lance Berkman, Astros
2005 stats: .293, 76 R, 24 HR, 82 RBI, 4 SB
Outlook: Solid finish in '05 bodes well for a full recovery (i.e. 30-plus homers) in '06.

13. Grady Sizemore, Indians
2005 stats: .289, 111 R, 22 HR, 81 RBI, 22 SB
Outlook: Won't hurt you in any category; he's got 30-30 in his future.

14. Hideki Matsui, Yankees
2005 stats: .305, 108 R, 23 HR, 116 RBI, 2 SB
Outlook: A four-category monster - hence, Godzilla.

15. Juan Pierre, Cubs
2005 stats: .276, 96 R, 2 HR, 47 RBI, 57 SB
Outlook: Speed is a given, and a change of scenery should help get his average back above .300.

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16. Carlos Lee, Brewers
2005 stats: .265, 85 R, 32 HR, 114 RBI, 13 SB
Outlook: Slowed down in the second half, but should approach 30 HRs again.

17. Barry Bonds, Giants
2005 stats: .286, 8 R, 5 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Great when he's on his game, but how many games will he play?

18. Adam Dunn, Reds
2005 stats: .247, 107 R, 40 HR, 101 RBI, 4 SB
Outlook: Could lead all OFs in homers, but low average, lack of speed limit his value.

19. Johnny Damon, Yankees
2005 stats: .316, 117 R, 10 HR, 75 RBI, 18 SB
Outlook: Seems like the kind of guy who could struggle a bit in the Bronx.

20. Vernon Wells, Blue Jays
2005 stats: .269, 78 R, 28 HR, 97 RBI, 8 SB
Outlook: With a little lineup support (Glaus, Overbay), he could be better in '06.

21. Brian Giles, Padres
2005 stats: .301, 92 R, 15 HR, 83 RBI, 13 SB
Outlook: Petco Park puts a crimp in his power numbers, but he can do more than launch long balls.

22. Coco Crisp, Red Sox
2005 stats: .300, 86 R, 16 HR, 69 RBI, 15 SB
Outlook: Still has room to grow, and now he has a big green wall to aim for.

23. Scott Podsednik, White Sox
2005 stats: .290, 80 R, 0 HR, 25 RBI, 59 SB
Outlook: Could steal 1,000 bases - I get it - but won't help elsewhere.

24. Jim Edmonds, Cardinals
2005 stats: .263, 88 R, 29 HR, 89 RBI, 5 SB
Outlook: Last season was either the beginning of the end or an excusable hiccup.  I'm banking on the former.

25. Matt Holliday, Rockies
2005 stats: .307, 68 R, 19 HR, 87 RBI, 14 SB
Outlook: Earned the right to play every day, but he's merely average (.256) away from Coors Field.

26. Chad Tracy, Diamondbacks
2005 stats: .308, 73 R, 27 HR, 72 RBI, 3 SB
Outlook: A nice breakthrough season, but track record indicates HR total was a bit of a fluke.

27. Ken Griffey Jr., Reds
2005 stats: .301, 85 R, 35 HR, 92 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Pick him and pray. If only you could bank on a repeat.

28. Pat Burrell, Phillies
2005 stats: .281, 78 R, 32 HR, 117 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Numbers are eerily similar to his '02 line, which preceded a giant crash. Look for a little slippage.

29. Jonny Gomes, Devil Rays
2005 stats: .282, 61 R, 21 HR, 54 RBI, 9 SB
Outlook: A bona fide young power hitter with surprising speed as a bonus.

30. Jeff Francoeur, Braves
2005 stats: .300, 41 R, 14 HR, 45 RBI, 3 SB
Outlook: All that in just 257 ABs; this is the last season to get him at a relative bargain.

32. Aubrey Huff, Devil Rays
2005 stats: .261, 70 R, 22 HR, 92 RBI, 8 SB
Outlook: Look for him to get back into the .300-25-100 range.

32. Randy Winn, Giants
2005 stats: .306, 85 R, 20 HR, 63 RBI, 19 RBI
Outlook: A 20-20 threat who excelled after joining the Giants. Bonds makes him better.

33. Cliff Floyd, Mets
2005 stats: .273, 85 R, 34 HR, 98 RBI, 12 SB
Outlook: An injury risk; odds are he doesn't reach 450 ABs.

34. Magglio Ordonez, Tigers
2005 stats: .302, 38 R, 8 HR, 46 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: A potential steal if he stays healthy, which he hasn't since 2003.

35. Jermaine Dye, White Sox
2005 stats: .274, 74 R, 31 HR, 86 RBI, 11 SB
Outlook: Made most of move to Chicago, a great hitter's park, but dropoff is likely.

36. Torii Hunter, Twins
2005 stats: .269, 63 R, 14 HR, 56 RBI, 23 SB
Outlook: Nearly all the way back from broken ankle; a safe bet for 20-20.

37. Rocco Baldelli, Devil Rays
2004 stats (DNP in 2005): .280, 79 R, 16 HR, 74 RBI, 17 SB
Outlook: Once was the next great D-Rays outfielder, before anyone had heard of Crawford, Gomes.

38. J.D. Drew, Dodgers
2005 stats: .286, 48 R, 15 HR, 36 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: All that talent in such a fragile body; hope for an '04 repeat, but be ready to settle for something less.

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39. Jose Guillen, Nationals
2005 stats: .283, 81 R, 24 HR, 76 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: Oh, the wonders of cortisone. Iffy wrist makes him an iffy pick.

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40. Moises Alou, Giants
2005 stats: .321, 67 R, 19 HR, 63 RBI, 5 SB
Outlook: An oldie but a goodie, still capable of hitting .300 with 25 HRs.

41. Shawn Green, Diamondbacks
2005 stats: .286, 87 R, 22 HR, 73 RBI, 8 SB
Outlook: Doesn't run like he used to, but HR numbers should improve slightly.

42. Geoff Jenkins, Brewers
2005 stats: .292, 87 R, 25 HR, 86 RBI, 0 SB
Outlook: Was great after the break (.332-16-53), but run of good health could be up.

43. Aaron Rowand, Phillies
2005 stats: .270, 77 R, 13 HR, 69 RBI, 16 SB
Outlook: Move to Philly will help, though he's won't regain his '04 form (.310, 24 HRs).

44. Raul Ibanez, Mariners
2005 stats: .280, 92 R, 20 HR, 89 RBI, 9 SB
Outlook: Solid but never spectacular; last year's stats are right in line with his five-year averages.

45. Jeremy Hermida, Marlins
2005 stats: .293, 9 R, 4 HR, 11 RBI, 2 SB
Outlook: Expectations are sky-high, but be patient as he makes the jump from Double-A.

46. Willy Tavares, Astros
2005 stats: .291, 82 R, 3 HR, 29 RBI, 34 SB
Outlook: A light hitter with great speed, in the Otis Nixon mold.

47. Brad Wilkerson, Rangers
2005 stats: .248, 76 R, 11 HR, 57 RBI, 8 SB
Outlook: Two years removed from a 32-HR season; mercifully removed from RFK.

48. Garret Anderson, Angels
2005 stats: .283, 68 R, 17 HR, 96 RBI, 1 SB
Outlook: Second-half stats (.255-6-31) say a return to form isn't likely.

49. Jason Lane, Astros
2005 stats: .267, 65 R, 26 HR, 78 RBI, 6 SB
Outlook: Homers should remain the same with a slight uptick in average.

50. Luis Gonzalez, Diamondbacks
2005 stats: .271, 90 R, 24 HR, 79 RBI, 4 SB
Outlook: Once hit 57 homers; will be lucky to hit half that many in '06.

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