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Early 2019 Fantasy Baseball Top 300

We’ve been rolling through the early 2019 fantasy baseball positional rankings here at FantraxHQ, so this exercise was inevitable given the way my mind works. Once we’ve decided how the players stack up at their individual positions, we can’t help but wonder – how do the positions play off of each other in 2019? For starters, we’ll see the elite class of middle infielders peel off the board right away. There is incredible talent at the top of the Second Base and Shortstop ranks, but they’ll go fast.

Ace pitching is hard to come by, pushing pitching up as early as ever. The upper-tier starters will probably get drafted even higher than I have them ranked. If I’m going to be happy with my team, I’m going to want to come away with one ace pitcher (maybe two) in the first three rounds. Once you hit the SP25 mark, there are questions with everyone and you get a real drop off.

Can’t wait until the spring to get the 2019 fantasy baseball season started? Well, you don’t have to. Leagues are already open, so get your league started today.

Another note about the ranks: you won’t see a lot of relievers. At this point in the offseason, the closer situations are extremely fluid in about half the league. None of the free agent relievers have signed. Rather than speculate on who will sign as a closer or who will come away from a committee with a closing gig, I just ranked the higher-end options and left the rest off. Closers will get pushed up higher than I have them ranked here to be sure, but at this point, it is more beneficial to look at what we know.

I’m interested to know your thoughts on who I might be too high or too low on. Let me know in the comments or find me on Twitter @NathanDokken and I’ll be happy to debate with you.

More Early 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP

Top 300 Rankings for 2019 Fantasy Baseball

1Mike TroutOFLAA
2Mookie BettsOFBOS
3Jose Ramirez3BCLE
4Francisco LindorSSCLE
5Trea TurnerSSWSH
6Alex BregmanSS/3BHOU
7Manny MachadoSSFA
8Trevor Story2BCOL
9Jose Altuve2BHOU
10Ronald AcunaOFATL
11Nolan Arenado3BCOL
12JD MartinezOFBOS
13Javier Baez2B/3B/SSCHC
14Max ScherzerSPWSH
15Jacob DeGromSPNYM
16Christian YelichOFMIL
17Aaron JudgeOFNYY
18Giancarlo StantonOFNYY
19Bryce HarperOFFA
20Blake SnellSPTB
21Justin VerlanderSPHOU
22Chris SaleSPBOS
23Charlie BlackmonOFCOL
24Paul Goldschmidt1BARI
25Freddie Freeman1BATL
26Gerrit ColeSPHOU
27Trevor BauerSPCLE
28Eugenio Suarez3BCIN
29Patrick CorbinSPFA
30Corey KluberSPCLE
31Aaron NolaSPPHI
32Whit Merrifield2B/OFKC
33Juan SotoOFWSH
34Anthony Rizzo1BCHC
35Clayton KershawSPLAD
36Luis SeverinoSPNYY
37Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.3BTOR
38Andrew BenintendiOFBOS
39Khris DavisDHOAK
40Zack GreinkeSPARI
41Matt Carpenter1B/3BSTL
42Carlos CorreaSSHOU
43Ozzie Albies2BATL
44Carlos CarrascoSPCLE
45Kris Bryant3B/OFCHC
46Stephen StrasburgSPWSH
47James PaxtonSPSEA
48Noah SyndergaardSPNYM
49Starling MarteOFPIT
50Adalberto MondesiSSKC
51Anthony Rendon3BWSH
52Shohei OhtaniDHLAA
53Corey SeagerSSLAD
54Jonathan Villar2BBAL
55Mike ClevingerSPCLE
56Walker BuehlerSPLAD
57Cody Bellinger1B/OFLAD
58Max Muncy1B/3BLAD
59Joey Votto1BCIN
60Tommy PhamOFTB
61Xander BogaertsSSBOS
62Edwin DiazRPSEA
63Craig KimbrelRPFA
64JT RealmutoCMIA
65George SpringerOFHOU
66Gary SanchezCNYY
67Rhys HoskinsOFPHI
68Lorenzo CainOFMIL
69Nelson CruzDHFA
70AJ PollockOFFA
71Dee Gordon2B/OFSEA
72Jack FlahertySPSTL
73David PriceSPBOS
74Gleyber TorresSSNYY
75Jesus Aguilar1BMIL
76Jean SeguraSSSEA
77Edwin Encarnacion1BCLE
78Justin UptonOFLAA
79Wil Myers3B/OFSD
80German MarquezSPCOL
81Jose BerriosSPMIN
82Jameson TaillonSPPIT
83Scooter Gennett2BCIN
84Jose Abreu1BCHW
85Travis Shaw2B/3BMIL
86Ross StriplingSP/RPLAD
87Zack WheelerSPNYM
88Aroldis ChapmanRPNYY
89Blake TreinenRPOAK
90Brad HandRPCLE
91Salvador PerezCKC
92Matt Chapman3BOAK
93Willson ContrerasCCHC
94Kenley JansenRPLAD
95Raisel IglesiasRPCIN
96Mike FoltynewiczSPATL
97Buster PoseyCSF
98Mitch HanigerOFSEA
99Jose PerazaSSCIN
100Josh Donaldson3BFA
101Felipe VazquezRPPIT
102Cody AllenRPFA
103Nicholas CastellanosOFDET
104Justin Turner3BLAD
105Ian Desmond1B/OFCOL
106Matt Olson1BOAK
107Charlie MortonSPFA
108Masahiro TanakaSPNYY
109Miguel Andujar3BNYY
110Madison BumgarnerSPSF
111Rougned Odor2BTEX
112Miles MikolasSPSTL
113Elvis AndrusSSTEX
114Tim AndersonSSCHW
115Joey Gallo1B/OFTEX
116Corey KnebelRPMIL
117Kyle FreelandSPCOL
118Carlos MartinezSP/RPSTL
119Wilson RamosCFA
120Robinson Cano2BSEA
121Eddie RosarioOFMIN
122David PeraltaOFARI
123Carlos Santana1BPHI
124Yadier MolinaCSTL
125Yasmani GrandalCFA
126Jose Martinez1B/OFSTL
127Luis CastilloSPCIN
128Mike SorokaSPATL
129Nick PivettaSPPHI
130Andrew HeaneySPLAA
131Sean DoolittleRPWSH
132Kirby YatesRPSD
133Jon GraySPCOL
134Eduardo RodriguezSPBOS
135Eloy JimenezOFCHW
136Gregory PolancoOFPIT
137Rick PorcelloSPBOS
138Jonathan Schoop2BMIL
139Daniel Murphy2BFA
140Jose LeclercRPTEX
141J.A. HappSPFA
142Brandon NimmoOFNYM
143Michael BrantleyOFFA
144Marcell OzunaOFSTL
145Andrew McCutchenOFSF
146Peter Alonso1BNYM
147Cesar Hernandez2BPHI
148Alex WoodSPLAD
149Odubel HerreraOFPHI
150Aaron HicksOFNYY
151Mallex SmithOFSEA
152Derek HollandSPFA
153Tyler GlasnowSP/RPTB
154Miguel Sano3BMIN
155Wade DavisRPCOL
156Brandon MorrowRPCHC
157Jesse WinkerOFCIN
158Michael ConfortoOFNYM
159Rich HillSPLAD
160Cole HamelsSPCHC
161Chris ArcherSPPIT
162Adam EatonOFWSH
163Victor RoblesOFWSH
164Jeff McNeil2BNYM
165Jorge PolancoSSMIN
166Robbie RaySPARI
167Brian Dozier2BFA
168Jeremy JeffressRPMIL
169Roberto OsunaRPTOR
170Josh HaderRPMIL
171Kenta MaedaSPLAD
172Seranthony DominguezRPPHI
173Arodys VizcainoRPATL
174Garrett Hampson2B/SSCOL
175Yasiel PuigOFLAD
176Shin Soo ChooOFTEX
177Harrison BaderOFSTL
178Michael WachaSPSTL
179Kyle HendricksSPCHC
180Kevin GausmanSPATL
181Dereck RodriguezSPSF
182Shane BieberSPCLE
183Nathan EovaldiSPFA
184Tyler SkaggsSPLAA
185Byron BuxtonOFMIN
186Mike Moustakas3BFA
187Yoan Moncada2BCHW
188Rafael Devers3BBOS
189Jurickson Profar1B/SS/3BTEX
190Marcus SemienSSOAK
191Hyun-Jin RyuSPLAD
192Jose QuintanaSPCHW
193Carlos RodonSPCHW
194Kyle TuckerOFHOU
195Austin MeadowsOFTB
196Yu DarvishSPCHC
197Kyle Seager3BSEA
198Jake Lamb3BARI
199Jed Lowrie2BOAK
200DJ LeMahieu2BFA
201Mike MinorSPTEX
202Kyle GibsonSPMIN
203Sean NewcombSPLAA
204Justin Smoak1BTOR
205Kurt SuzukiCFA
206Welington CastilloCCHW
207Dallas KeuchelSPFA
208Jeurys FamiliaRPFA
209Kyle SchwarberOFCHC
210Ender InciarteOFATL
211Joe MusgroveSPPIT
212Josh JamesSPHOU
213Paul DeJongSSSTL
214Mike ZuninoCSEA
215Yoenis CespedesOFNYM
216Nomar MazaraOFTEX
217Stephen PiscottyOFOAK
218Andrelton SimmonsSSLAA
219Chris TaylorSS/OFLAA
220Franchy CorderoOFSD
221Tyler White1BHOU
222CJ Cron1BTB
223Eduardo EscobarSSARI
224Willy AdamesSSTB
225Amed RosarioSSNYM
226Joey LucchesiSPSD
227Marco GonzalesSPSEA
228Brad BoxbergerRPARI
229Joey Wendle3BTB
230Anibal SanchezSPFA
231Matt BoydSPDET
232Jake ArrietaSPPHI
233Ryan BraunOFMIL
234Billy HamiltonOFCIN
235Hunter RendroeOFSD
236David DahlOFCOL
237Eric Hosmer1BSD
238Yuli Gurriel1BHOU
239Willie CalhounOFTEX
240Steven MatzSPNYM
241Dustin FowlerOFOAK
242Jon LesterSPCHC
243Jackie Bradley, JrOFBOS
244Todd Frazier3BNYM
245CC SabathiaSPNYY
246Jesus LuzardoSPOAK
247Miguel Cabrera1BDET
248Reynaldo LopezSPCHW
249Max KeplerOFMIN
250Ketel Marte2B/SSARI
251Brandon Belt1BSF
252Isiah Kiner-FalefaC/2BTEX
253Francisco MejiaCSD
254Kevin PillarOFTOR
255Corey DickersonOFPIT
256Delino DeShields, Jr.OFTEX
257Jake Bauers1BTB
258Asdrubal Cabrera2B/SSFA
259Ryon Healy1BSEA
260Luis Urias2BSD
261Marwin Gonzalez2B/SSFA
262Avisail GarciaOFCHW
263Tyler O'NeillOFSTL
264Zack GodleySPARI
265Michael TaylorOFWSH
266Didi GregoriusSSNYY
267Tucker BarnhartCCIN
268Francisco CervelliCPIT
269Jorge AlfaroCPHI
270Maikel Franco3BPHI
271Forrest WhitleySPHOU
272Matt KempOFLAD
273Vince VelasquezSPPHI
274Caleb SmithSPMIA
275Jeff SamardjizaSPSF
276Touki ToussaintSPATL
277Nick KinghamSPPIT
278Trey Mancini1BBAL
279Josh Bell1BPIT
280Jimmy NelsonSPMIL
281Trevor RichardsSPMIA
282Ian Happ3B/OFCHC
283Nick MarkakisOFATL
284Brian Anderson3BMIA
285Sandy AlcantaraSPMIA
286Clay BuchholzSPARI
287Randal GrichukOFTOR
288Adam JonesOFFA
289Fernando RomeroSPMIN
290Alex ReyesSPSTL
291Zack Cozart3BLAA
292Starlin Castro2BMIA
293Albert Pujols1BLAA
294Greg Bird1BNYY
295Mychal GivensRPBAL
296Kevin KiermaierOFTOR
297Pablo LopezSPMIA
298Brent HoneywellSPTB
299Christin StewartOFDET
300Steven Souza, Jr.OFARI

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  1. Mark says

    No Piscotty in the Top 300?

    1. Nathan Dokken says

      He somehow got glossed over initially, but he’s in there now at 217.

  2. AA-Ron says

    Ill take Conforto at 158 all day every day

  3. DJF says

    Come on! Mondesi at 50???? Too small a sample size and he still has a terrible
    BB/K … i see regression, not progression.

    1. John says

      I think your right about Mondesi…..I’m not buying the hype….possibly another Billy Hamilton….I remember how much hype there was about him initially.

      1. John says

        Mondesi has always been the youngest player at every level he’s played. He’s a second generation player and a building block for the Royals. He won’t end up being a one trick pony like Hamilton who has never ever had a season or half a season like anything Mondesi experienced last year.

        1. Nathan Dokken says

          You’re right, he won’t be a one-trick pony like Hamilton. He does have some power. He also made 16% less contact than Hamilton and walked half as much with a much higher strikeout rate. There’s risk that Mondesi gets on base at a .275 clip, which is really detrimental to R+RBI totals. And, of course, you can’t steal second if you don’t make it to first. I see the upside, and it’s tantalizing, but he’s also a tremendous risk that early in drafts that I just can’t convince myself to buy into.

          1. John says

            I’m not saying Mondesi is a surefire superstar going forward. He’s just not gonna be a bum like Billy Hamilton. Mondesi has power and wheels and he’s still just 23. He’s a tremendous risk/reward player. Unlike Hamilton whose just a tremendous burden to anyone’s fantasy lineup.

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