2010 projected leaders: First baseman OPS

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Over the next several days, I’ll be dipping into my 2010 projections and presenting some leaderboards.
1. Albert Pujols – 1067
2. Prince Fielder – 976
3. Miguel Cabrera – 965
4. Mark Teixeira – 962
5. Adrian Gonzalez – 933
6. Ryan Howard – 923
7. Lance Berkman – 911
8. Kevin Youkilis – 898
9. Kendry Morales – 889
10. Justin Morneau – 884
11. Adam Dunn – 882
12. Joey Votto – 882
13. Todd Helton – 874
14. Billy Butler – 872
15. Derrek Lee – 871
– I don’t suppose there are any surprising names here. Everyone in the group besides Butler came in at 870 or better last year, and Butler finished at 853. The other two players I have projected for modest gains are Cabrera (942 to 965) and Teixeira (948 to 962). On the other side of the equation, I have Votto and Lee projected for 100-point declines, but that still doesn’t knock either off the list.
– First base is such a strong position right now. The first four players here received my four highest OPS projections for the year, followed by Joe Mauer at 958.
– I’m not going to run down the entire list of DHs, but Vladimir Guerrero topped that one at 879, followed by David Ortiz at 862 and Jim Thome at 851.