C: Brian McCann is one of the top catchers in the game. David Ross doesn’t play much, and won’t hurt your batting average.
1B: Freddie Freeman is coming off an excellent rookie season. Veteran Eric Hinske will back him up.
2B: Dan Uggla plays pretty much every day.
SS: Tyler Pastornicky is apparently the starter, though he only has 112 plate appearances above Double-A. He ran a fair amount in the minors and could have some fantasy value, though he has no power. He’s expected to be fine defensively, so he might have a long leash, but he’s certainly not a sure thing for this year. Veteran glove man Jack Wilson will be the backup, and won’t have value even if he ends up playing more than expected.
3B: Chipper Jones has the job, and a history of injuries that insure that someone else, probably Martin Prado, will see plenty of playing time.
LF: Martin Prado will play left field when he isn’t playing 3B, or when lefty killer Matt Diaz is starting in left. Eric Hinske may see some at bats here, too.
CF: Michael Bourne is the center fielder. He is coming off a career year.
RF: Jason Heyward says he is almost all the way back from the shoulder problems that derailed his 2011 season. Key is the word “almost.” Make sure he’s healthy before assuming he’ll bounce back. Jose Costanza filled in last year ably, and will do so again at all three OF spots.
SP: Tommy Hanson and Jair Jurrjens are expected to be healthy for the start of spring training, but Tim Hudson will not be and is expected to be ready in May. Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor should have the other two rotation slots, with Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran ready to pitch brilliantly whenever there’s a need. Arodys Vizcaino is another top prospect. Tim Hudson’s price is reduced to $10 due to his injury. Tommy Hanson gets bumped up to 15 because he’s apparently healthy.
RP: Craig Kimbrel is the closer, but Jonny Venters is right behind him.