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Top 500 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings (Spring Training Update!)

New year, new Top 500 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings.

Allow me a moment to introduce myself to those who don’t know me already. My name is George Bissell and I’ve been covering baseball player news for Rotoworld since 2018. However, my baseball writing career kicked off back in 2015 when I started producing fantasy content at The Dynasty Guru before going on to work with the talented analysts at Baseball Prospectus.

I’ve been passionate about dynasty leagues as long as I can remember and that’s why I jumped at the opportunity to get back into producing that specific content here at FanTrax, most notably spearheading the Top 500 list and in-season updates. If there’s anything I’ve learned over the years it’s that you’re going to be wrong. A lot. Especially when it comes to evaluating prospects with zero major-league experience. Yet, that’s the beauty of dynasty leagues is that even the most catastrophic rosters can be transformed over time with a commitment to a strategic roster-building process and a few lucky breaks along the way. Sustained success in dynasty leagues starts with rostering upper-echelon fantasy contributors before they reach the big leagues. That process starts here.

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About the Rankings

Before we delve into the Top 500 Dynasty Rankings, here are a few critical caveats.

  • These rankings are exclusively for long-term dynasty fantasy leagues. They’re merely a snapshot in time and will change dramatically as the 2024 campaign progresses.
  • These rankings are designed for traditional 16-team dynasty leagues with standard 5×5 (non-OBP) rotisserie scoring with weekly lineup periods where players can be rostered indefinitely without contracts or salaries.
  • Park factors, team context, immediate role, and other present variables matter but aren’t weighed heavily in these rankings when determining long-term player value, especially when it comes to prospects. If a young player is talented enough, they’ll get an opportunity sooner or later, regardless of how cluttered their immediate path to playing time is at the moment.
  • Flags Fly Forever. The primary goal is to build a sustainable contending roster without completely mortgaging the future. Your roster’s proximity to the contending or rebuilding ends of the spectrum has a significant impact on whether someone like Jacob deGrom or Ethan Salas makes more sense for your roster.
  • Do your own research. Draw your own conclusions. These rankings are an excellent starting point, but fantasy managers should seek out alternative sources of information. At the end of the day, it’s your roster.
  • The further you traverse down this list, the larger the positional tiers become and the margin between players becomes razor-thin. Here’s an oversimplification: the gap between the 300th player and the 325th is so small that it really comes down to a difference of opinion when making a value judgment.
  • These rankings do not include players currently under investigation by law enforcement or Major League Baseball.

Without further delay, here is the FanTrax Top 500 list. Enjoy. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to reach out to me on X (formerly Twitter) @GeorgeBissell.

Positional Dynasty Rankings (Will be updated in the coming weeks): C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP 

Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings

Updated: 1/18/2024

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1Ronald Acuña Jr.OFATL26
2Julio RodríguezOFSEA23
3Bobby Witt Jr.SSKC23
4Corbin CarrollOFAZ23
5Juan SotoOFNYY25
6Shohei OhtaniUT, PLAD29
7Fernando Tatis Jr.OFSD25
8Kyle TuckerOFHOU26
9Yordan AlvarezOFHOU26
10Mookie Betts2B, OFLAD31
11Spencer StriderPATL25
12Aaron JudgeOFNYY32
13Matt Olson1BATL30
14Gunnar Henderson3B, SSBAL22
15Elly De La Cruz3B, SSCIN22
16Wyatt LangfordOFTEX22
17Junior Caminero3B, SSTB20
18Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1BTOR25
19Austin Riley3BATL27
20Jackson ChourioOFMIL20
21Michael Harris IIOFATL23
22Luis Robert Jr.OFCWS26
23Corey SeagerSSTEX29
24Jackson Holliday2B, SSBAL20
25José Ramírez3BCLE31
26Gerrit ColePNYY33
27Bryce Harper1BPHI31
28Freddie Freeman1BLAD34
29Rafael Devers3BBOS27
30Pete Alonso1BNYM29
31Ozzie Albies2BATL27
32Eury PérezPMIA21
33Bo BichetteSSTOR27
34Adley RutschmanCBAL26
35Evan CarterOFTEX21
36Corbin BurnesPBAL29
37Yoshinobu YamamotoPLAD25
38Trea TurnerSSPHI30
39Royce Lewis3BMIN24
40Triston Casas1BBOS24
41Jordan WalkerOFSTL21
42George KirbyPSEA26
43CJ AbramsSSWSH23
44Francisco LindorSSNYM30
45Randy ArozarenaOFTB29
46Kevin GausmanPTOR33
47Pablo LópezPMIN28
48Grayson RodriguezPBAL24
49Oneil CruzSSPIT25
50Mike TroutOFLAA32
51Zac GallenPAZ28
52Luis CastilloPSEA31
53Tarik SkubalPDET27
54Manny Machado3BSD31
55Marcus Semien2BTEX33
56Matt McLain2B, SSCIN24
57Zack WheelerPPHI33
58Tyler GlasnowPLAD30
59Riley GreeneOFDET23
60Jose Altuve2BHOU33
61Bobby MillerPLAD24
62Gleyber Torres2BNYY27
63Jazz Chisholm Jr.OFMIA26
64Freddy PeraltaPMIL27
65Spencer Torkelson1BDET24
66Francisco AlvarezCNYM22
67Noelvi Marte3BCIN21
68Anthony VolpeSSNYY22
69Jordan LawlarSSAZ21
70Josh LoweOFTB26
71Nolan JonesOFCOL25
72Jasson DomínguezOFNYY21
73Cody Bellinger1B, OFFA28
74Logan GilbertPSEA26
75Coby Mayo3BBAL22
76Cole RagansPKC26
77Dylan CrewsOFWSH22
78Aaron NolaPPHI30
79Max FriedPATL30
80Roman AnthonyOFBOS19
81Vinnie Pasquantino1BKC26
82Josh Jung3BTEX26
83Logan WebbPSF27
84Jesús LuzardoPMIA26
85Framber ValdezPHOU30
86Jhoan DuranPMIN26
87Christian YelichOFMIL32
88Josh Naylor1BCLE26
89Alex Bregman3BHOU30
90William ContrerasCMIL26
91Josh HaderPHOU29
92Will SmithCLAD28
93Nico Hoerner2B, SSCHC26
94Paul SkenesPPIT21
95Adolis GarcíaOFTEX31
96Xander BogaertsSSSD31
97James WoodOFWSH21
98Walker JenkinsOFMIN18
99Jackson JobePDET21
100Blake SnellPFA31
101Tanner BibeePCLE25
102Devin WilliamsPMIL29
103Zack Gelof2BOAK24
104Kyle SchwarberOFPHI31
105Ketel Marte2BAZ30
106Adael AmadorSSCOL20
107Edwin DíazPNYM30
108Ha-Seong Kim2B, 3B, SSSD28
109Joe RyanPMIN27
110Bryan ReynoldsOFPIT29
111Seiya SuzukiOFCHC29
112Hunter GreenePCIN24
113Kodai SengaPNYM31
114Colt Keith2B, 3BDET22
115Nolan Gorman2BSTL23
116Matt ShawSSCHC22
117Shane BazPTB24
118Colson MontgomerySSCWS22
119Zach EflinPTB29
120Cade HortonPCHC22
121Andrew PainterPPHI20
122Ricky TiedemannPTOR21
123Jett WilliamsSSNYM20
124Samuel BasalloCBAL19
125Mitch KellerPPIT27
126Jackson MerrillSSSD20
127Gavin WilliamsPCLE24
128Christian Encarnacion-Strand1BCIN24
129Chase DeLauterOFCLE22
130Gabriel MorenoCAZ24
131Justin SteelePCHC28
132Spencer Steer1B, 3B, OFCIN26
133Luis Arraez2BMIA26
134Yainer DiazCHOU25
135Emmanuel ClasePCLE26
136Bo NaylorCCLE24
137Hunter BrownPHOU25
138Kyle HarrisonPSF22
139Nolan Arenado3BSTL32
140Isaac Paredes1B, 3BTB25
141Bryson Stott2BPHI26
142Christian Walker1BAZ33
143Edouard Julien2BMIN24
144Kyle Manzardo1BCLE23
145Ezequiel TovarSSCOL22
146Yandy Díaz1BTB32
147Walker BuehlerPLAD29
148Spencer JonesOFNYY22
149Pete Crow-ArmstrongOFCHC22
150Xavier Isaac1BTB20
151Jacob deGromPTEX35
152Ethan SalasCSD17
153Andrés Giménez2BCLE25
154Dansby SwansonSSCHC30
155Kyle BradishPBAL27
156Shane McClanahanPTB26
157Paul Goldschmidt1BSTL36
158Zach NetoSSLAA23
159Joe MusgrovePSD31
160Eloy JiménezUTCWS27
161Bryce MillerPSEA25
162Carlos RodónPNYY31
163Bryan WooPSEA24
164Dylan CeasePCWS28
165Masyn WinnSSSTL22
166Nick LodoloPCIN26
167Camilo DovalPSF26
168Michael KingPSD28
169Brandon PfaadtPAZ25
170David BednarPPIT29
171Lane ThomasOFWSH28
172Willy AdamesSSMIL28
173Kerry CarpenterOFDET26
174Nick CastellanosOFPHI32
175Jake Burger3BMIA27
176Masataka YoshidaOFBOS30
177Emmet SheehanPLAD24
178Mason MillerPOAK25
179Curtis Mead3BTB23
180George SpringerOFTOR34
181Lars NootbaarOFSTL26
182J.T. RealmutoCPHI32
183Jordan RomanoPTOR30
184Tommy Edman2B, SS, OFSTL28
185Heston Kjerstad1B, OFBAL25
186Colt EmersonSSSEA18
187Brandon WoodruffPFA31
188Robby SnellingPSD20
189Thairo Estrada2B, 3BSF28
190Sonny GrayPSTL34
191Michael Busch1B, 3BCHC26
192Jacob MisiorowskiPMIL21
193Jonathan India2BCIN27
194Shota ImanagaPCHC30
195Max Muncy3BLAD33
196Jarren DuranOFBOS27
197Ryan PepiotPTB26
198Cal RaleighCSEA27
199Marcelo MayerSSBOS21
200Victor Scott IIOFSTL25
201Justin VerlanderPHOU41
202Jung Hoo LeeOFSF25
203Hurston WaldrepPATL22
204Rhys Hoskins1BMIL31
205Jorge SolerOFSF32
206Nathaniel Lowe1BTEX28
207Logan O'HoppeCLAA24
208Alec Bohm1B, 3BPHI27
209Bailey OberPMIN28
210Max ClarkOFDET19
211Jordan Westburg2B, 3BBAL25
212Tyler Black3BMIL23
213Brett Baty3BNYM24
214Brayan BelloPBOS24
215Termarr Johnson2BPIT19
216Taj BradleyPTB23
217Colton CowserOFBAL24
218Daniel EspinoPCLE23
219Ceddanne RafaelaOFBOS23
220José BerríosPTOR29
221Ke'Bryan Hayes3BPIT27
222Ronny Mauricio2BNYM22
223Sal FrelickOFMIL23
224Sandy AlcantaraPMIA28
225Shane BieberPCLE28
226Lazaro MontesOFSEA19
227Emmanuel RodriguezOFMIN21
228Dylan LeskoPSD20
229Drew GilbertOFNYM23
230Brady House3BWSH20
231Raisel IglesiasPATL34
232Esteury RuizOFOAK25
233AJ Smith-ShawverPATL21
234Ryan Mountcastle1BBAL27
235Owen CaissieOFCHC21
236Brooks LeeSSMIN23
237Anthony SantanderOFBAL29
238Harry FordCSEA21
239Alexis DíazPCIN27
240Druw JonesOFAZ20
241Jordan MontgomeryPTEX31
242Chas McCormickOFHOU28
243Christopher MorelOFCHC24
244Cedric MullinsOFBAL29
245Cristian JavierPHOU27
246Andrés MuñozPSEA25
247Merrill KellyPAZ35
248Gavin Lux2BLAD26
249Brendan Donovan2B, OFSTL27
250Vaughn Grissom2B, SSBOS23
251Jared JonesPPIT22
252Max MeyerPMIA25
253Marcell OzunaUTATL33
254TJ FriedlOFCIN28
255Bryce EldridgeOFSF19
256Jarred KelenicOFATL24
257Sebastian WalcottSSTEX18
258Cole YoungSSSEA20
259Reid DetmersPLAA24
260Byron BuxtonUTMIN30
261Tommy TroySSAZ22
262Willson ContrerasCSTL31
263Chase HamptonPNYY22
264Andrew AbbottPCIN24
265Ian HappOFCHC29
266Sean MurphyCATL29
267Brandon NimmoOFNYM30
268Teoscar HernándezOFLAD31
269Noah SchultzPCWS20
270Jace Jung2BDET23
271Tyler O'NeillOFBOS28
272Chris BassittPTOR35
273Steven KwanOFCLE26
274Andrew Vaughn1BCWS25
275Ryan McMahon2B, 3BCOL29
276Carlos CorreaSSMIN29
277Matt Chapman3BFA30
278Brock Wilken3BMIL21
279Maikel Garcia3BKC24
280Eduardo RodriguezPAZ30
281Alex Kirilloff1BMIN26
282Drew ThorpePSD23
283Robert GasserPMIL24
284Tanner ScottPMIA29
285Daulton VarshoOFTOR27
286Braxton GarrettPMIA26
287Lourdes Gurriel Jr.OFAZ30
288Brandon Lowe2BTB29
289Luisangel AcuñaSSNYM22
290Jeimer Candelario1B, 3BCIN30
291Justin CrawfordOFPHI20
292Edward CabreraPMIA25
293Dustin MayPLAD26
294Rhett LowderPCIN22
295Mick AbelPPHI22
296Jack SuwinskiOFPIT25
297Trevor StorySSBOS31
298Kevin AlcántaraOFCHC21
299Zach Dezenzo3BHOU23
300Noble MeyerPMIA19
301Félix BautistaPBAL28
302J.D. MartinezUTFA36
303Chris SalePATL35
304Kyle HurtPLAD25
305Adbert AlzolayPCHC29
306Tyler Locklear1BSEA23
307James OutmanOFLAD26
308Henry DavisC, OFPIT24
309Miguel Vargas2BLAD24
310Drew RasmussenPTB28
311Roderick AriasSSNYY19
312MacKenzie GorePWSH25
313Ryan HelsleyPSTL29
314Thomas Saggese2BSTL21
315Pete FairbanksPTB30
316Reese OlsonPDET24
317Paul SewaldPAZ33
318Carson WilliamsSSTB20
319Zac VeenOFCOL22
320Lucas GiolitoPBOS29
321Evan PhillipsPLAD29
322Aaron CivalePTB28
323Robert StephensonPLAA31
324Jeremy PeñaSSHOU26
325Cade CavalliPWSH25
326J.P. CrawfordSSSEA29
327Nathan EovaldiPTEX34
328Salvador PerezC, 1BKC33
329Yu DarvishPNYM37
330Clay HolmesPNYY31
331Orelvis MartinezSSTOR22
332Nick PivettaPBOS31
333Clayton KershawPFA36
334Marco LucianoSSSF22
335Max ScherzerPTEX39
336Keibert RuizCWSH25
337Connor PhillipsPCIN22
338Jake FraleyOFCIN28
339Triston McKenziePCLE26
340Chase PettyPCIN20
341Aidan MillerSSPHI19
342Wilyer AbreuOFBOS24
343Tink HencePSTL21
344Dalton RushingCLAD23
345Tekoah RobyPSTL22
346Oswald Peraza3BNYY23
347Jorge Polanco2BSEA30
348Cristopher SánchezPPHI27
349John MeansPBAL30
350Will WarrenPNYY24
351Sean ManaeaPNYM32
352Jeffrey SpringsPTB31
353Carson WhisenhuntPSF23
354Gavin StonePLAD25
355Bubba ChandlerPPIT21
356Davis Schneider2BTOR25
357Kyle TeelCBOS22
358Logan AllenPCLE25
359Yanquiel FernandezOFCOL21
360Will BensonOFCIN25
361Luis SeverinoPNYM30
362David FestaPMIN24
363Christian ScottPNYM24
364Nelson VelázquezOFKC25
365Sawyer Gipson-LongPDET26
366Tyler SoderstromC, 1BOAK22
367Kenta MaedaPDET35
368Seth LugoPKC34
369Frankie MontasPCIN31
370Trevor RogersPMIA26
371Hunter Goodman1BCOL24
372Chase SilsethPLAA23
373Nestor CortesPNYY29
374Michael WachaPKC32
375Joe BoylePOAK24
376Kutter CrawfordPBOS27
377MJ MelendezOFKC25
378Alejandro KirkCTOR25
379Kenley JansenPBOS36
380Anthony Rizzo1BNYY34
381Taylor WardOFLAA30
382Connor Norby2BBAL23
383Griffin CanningPLAA27
384Justyn-Henry Malloy3BDET24
385Jonah HeimCTEX28
386Tyler MahlePTEX29
387Yusei KikuchiPTOR32
388Edwin ArroyoSSCIN20
389Joey OrtizSSBAL25
390Brandon Drury1B, 2BLAA31
391Graham Pauley3BSD23
392Nolan Schanuel1BLAA22
393Leody TaverasOFTEX25
394Enrique Bradfield Jr.OFBAL22
395Luis MatosOFSF21
396Luke Raley1B, OFSEA29
397Matt WallnerOFMIN26
398Robbie RayPSF32
399Jake EderPCWS25
400Leodalis De VriesSSFA17
401Wilmer Flores1BSF32
402Everson PereiraOFNYY22
403Nick NastriniPCWS24
404Austin HaysOFBAL28
405Josh Bell1BMIA31
406Nick FrassoPLAD25
407Ben BrownPCHC24
408Willi Castro3B, OFMIN26
409Jordan WicksPCHC24
410Louie VarlandPMIN26
411Jonatan ClaseOFSEA21
412Brandon MarshOFPHI26
413Alex VerdugoOFNYY27
414Ty MaddenPDET24
415Anthony SolometoPPIT21
416Arjun NimmalaSSTOR18
417Chris PaddackPMIN28
418Bryce ElderPATL24
419Parker MeadowsOFDET24
420Max KeplerOFMIN31
421Luis CampusanoCSD25
422Jose SiriOFTB28
423Mark VientosUTNYM24
424Luis GarciaPHOU27
425Ryan JeffersCMIN26
426Marcus StromanPNYY32
427Brent RookerOFOAK29
428Ranger SuárezPPHI28
429Craig KimbrelPBAL35
430Harrison BaderOFNYM29
431J.P. FrancePHOU28
432Kris Bryant1B, OFCOL32
433Matt ManningPDET26
434Andrew HeaneyPTEX32
435Tyler StephensonCCIN27
436Ezequiel Duran3B, SS, OFTEX24
437Casey MizePDET26
438Josue De PaulaOFLAD18
439Austin WellsCNYY24
440Brendan Rodgers2BCOL27
441Mitch GarverCSEA33
442Blake DunnOFCIN25
443Jonathan Aranda1BTB25
444Jeff McNeil2BNYM31
445Whit Merrifield2B, OFFA35
446Jakob MarseeOFSD22
447José Caballero2B, SSTB27
448Justin Turner1BTOR39
449Endy RodríguezCPIT23
450Sterlin Thompson3BCOL22
451Bryan De La CruzOFMIA27
452Kyle FinneganPWSH32
453Xavier Edwards2BMIA24
454Juan Brito2BCLE22
455Starling MarteOFNYM35
456Orlando ArciaSSATL29
457Alex LangePDET28
458Jeferson QueroCMIL21
459Eduardo QuinteroOFLAD18
460Tommy PhamOFFA36
461Justin Foscue2BTEX25
462Yuki MatsuiPSD28
463Brice Turang2BMIL24
464Garrett MitchellOFMIL25
465Yennier CanoPBAL30
466Eugenio Suárez3BAZ32
467Luis García2BWSH23
468José LeclercPTEX30
469Hunter RenfroeOFKC32
470Jameson TaillonPCHC32
471Sean BouchardOFCOL27
472Bryan AbreuPHOU26
473Echedry VargasSSLAD19
474Luis Rengifo2B, 3B, SS, OFLAA27
475Aaron AshbyPMIL25
476Thayron LiranzoCLAD20
477Ryan Clifford1B, OFNYM20
478Ryan PresslyPHOU35
479Nick MartinezPCIN33
480Adam DuvallOFFA35
481Alex CobbPSF36
482Carlos Jorge2BCIN20
483Brayden TaylorSSTB21
484Mitch HanigerOFSEA33
485Jon GrayPTEX32
486Addison Barger3BTOR24
487Chase DavisOFSTL22
488José AlvaradoPPHI28
489Carlos EstévezPLAA31
490Abimelec Ortiz1BTEX22
491Charlie BlackmonOFCOL37
492Jordan HicksPSF27
493Charlie MortonPATL40
494Lawrence ButlerOFOAK23
495Abner UribePMIL23
496James PaxtonPLAD35
497David RobertsonPTEX38
498Alek ManoahPTOR26
499Chase DollanderPCOL22
500Patrick SandovalPLAA27
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  1. Jon says

    Cole Ragans and Tarik Skubal need to be top 150. Lots of questionable bats up there…

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      New update will be available in the new few days. Ragans is making a jump but not that high; Skubal will be right in that range.

  2. Greene says

    Given his dominance and that you still have guys like Cristian Javier and Dylan Cease in or just outside the top 100, is it safe to assume that in the next update Cole Ragans is going to be moved up at least that far?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      He won’t get that high, though he is due for a decent jump. With guys like Javier and Cease we’ve seen enough at the MLB level to hopefully say 2023 was a one-off and they’ll rebound next year. However, they’re both going to move down a bit again. With Ragans, the two-month stretch is nice and deserves to be praised but he’s shown most of his dominance against OAK/PIT/CHW. Hasn’t quite looked right in his last two against TOR/HOU.

  3. Anthony says

    This aged poorly

  4. Daren Ray says

    Max Fried + what for Luis Roberts?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Not sure I’d want to move Robert for a package headlined by Fried. It would likely need to be another top-50 bat at least. Depends on lot on your roster, league settings, etc

  5. Eric says

    Chase Silseth is listed twice – #305 and #387?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Thanks for the catch. It was supposed to be Graham Ashcraft at 387

  6. Rick says

    I know you don’t add potential international guys to the list. But, it seems an almost certainty that Yoshinobu Yamamoto will get posted and be in an MLB rotation next season. Given that where would you estimate he’d fall on this list? Top 100? Going further and far more speculative. Where would Roki Sasaki be estimated? His profile and age are similar to Skenes and he’s sitting in the 70’s. Appreciate the insights thanks!

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I’m with you on all accounts here, both Sasaki and Yamamoto are easily top-100 if they were on the list. Obviously Sasaki is tough because if he was a standard prospect, we’d be seeing his debut this month or early next year. Unfortunately, we’re probably waiting a few years. Yamamoto’s landing spot will have some impact on his ranking but my guess right now is somewhere in the 50-60 range? Could absolutely be higher once we see his first few starts.

  7. JayDow99 says

    Dynasty league / I need pitchers and some youth (we roster 15 minor leaguers). Which of these two trade returns do you like coming my way:

    Option A:
    Hunter Brown
    Andrew Painter
    Spencer Steer
    Ronny Mauricio

    Option B:
    Grayson Rodriguez
    Mitch Keller
    Adam Bohm
    Pete Crow-Armstrong

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I lean toward Option A. Obviously Painter requires some patience but if you’re in a competitive spot next year you could flip him. I think Brown is the best arm you named for dynasty formats and I’m not in love with any of these bats.

  8. JayDow99 says

    I’m in a Dynasty points league; we redraft every three years. Keep 5 batters 3 pitchers and 15 minor leaguers. We have 2 more seasons after this one before the next draft. Of 17 teams I am near middle of pack. My pitching is a problem. I have Freddie Freeman on my team and am considering trading him for young talent.

    I may be able to get 2-4 of these players from a couple of different teams (not all of them for FF).

    Group 1:
    Spencer Steer
    Andrew Painter
    Brooks Lee
    Ronny Mauricio
    Brett Baty
    James Triantos

    Group two:
    Taj Bradley
    Endy Rodriguez
    Miguel Vargas
    Jackson Chourio
    Tanner Bibee
    Junior Caminero

    Which players from which group would you target??

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      That’s an interesting league setup, seems like it would keep things pretty fresh. Out of everyone there, I wouldn’t move Freeman unless the offer began with an elite prospect, so Chourio or Caminero. I like Taj, and Bibee to a lesser extent, if you need pitching but not for Freeman. Vargas and Painter are good buy-low options (Painter obviously requires some patience).

  9. Mark says

    I accepted a trade yesterday in my deep dynasty league where I sent Trea Turner and Brusdar Graterol for a package of James Wood, Heston Kjerstad, Jack Leiter, and Andrew Painter (as a throw-in after the TJ announcement)

  10. Jason says

    In a dynasty league where we only keep 9…generally best to save full waiver budget ($100) for a top prospect. Should I spend $100 in Encarnacion-Strand? Or take my chances and wait for someone else to be called up?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      That feels fairly league-dependent. I don’t think I’d use my entire budget on one player, but assuming he’s getting decent playing time, CES might be the most impactful call-up we’ll see the rest of the year, at least for the 2023 season.

  11. Matthew Bevins says

    No Edwin Arroyo? huh?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Arroyo has a sub-.700 OPS with nine HR and 16 SB in 99 games since being traded by Seattle. Outside of a two-week hot stretch to begin June, his OPS this season is under .600. He’s talented and worth keeping an eye on but his fantasy value has plummeted in the last year since he was sent to Cincy.

  12. M Cox says

    Why is Mason Auer TBB on this list?
    He is batting .172 and striking out in nearly 40% of plate appearances in AA.
    He is 22, and has great speed, but he will never make the majors if he does not improve that strikeout rate.

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      He’s been off the list in the last two updates but it appears the csv download hasn’t been updated if that’s what you’re referring to. I’ll see if we can get that updated to match the actual rankings shown here currently.

  13. Bama says

    12 team roto dynasty league (5×5). keep 7 keepers annually. Trade Trout for Kirby, Pressly, and Stephenson (cather) as currently 3rd in standings (four teams get paid). Would be trading with first place team. Also, i could keep Kirby (other keepers are: J-Rod, Witt Jr, Matt Olson, Corey Seager and potentials for final three spots (Kirby, Buxton, Adolis Garcia, Bogaerts, Bieber, Gausman, Felix Bautista, and McLain if he keeps playing well). thoughts on making trade and what other three keepers would you keep after the big four solid Keepers.

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I’d want the Trout side. The hamate injury means he’s missing at least six weeks or so and probably won’t contribute as much down the stretch but I’d still definitely prefer him as a keeper.

  14. Philip says

    I am surprised by the lack of Lamonte Wade, I get his value is less in non obp leagues and he doesn’t give you any steals but his high obp should help his runs, he doesn’t hurt you batting average, and his power is ok. That low on him?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Yeah he’ll pop in on the next update (coming within a week or so). He could’ve snuck in to this update but I haven’t been very high on him previously. And you’re correct, certainly more value in OBP with an elite walk rate. He’s been a bit better against LHP this season as well but in general he’s probably better suited as a platoon bat.

  15. 16 team obp says

    Joe Ryan and Zac Gallen
    eloy, neto, Emmanuel Rodriguez, degrom, eury
    team getting eloy would drop raya, snelling, and collier and rebuild vs contender trade

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      As a rebuild vs contender trade I’m not sure it makes a ton of sense for either side. I’d rather have the Ryan/Gallen side. If I was trading those two, Eury is a good start, but I’d rather have a better second piece than Eloy or Neto. DeGrom doesn’t help much for a rebuilder or contender right now unless they could flip him for something decent.

  16. DynastyMLB says

    Which trade side do you prefer:

    Taj Bradley/Michael Busch/Colton Cowser
    Adolis Garcia/Zack Wheeler

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I slightly prefer the veterans here. It’s not too far off but if I was selling Adolis + Wheeler, I’m not sure this would be enough. It’s getting closer with Taj settling in though, and depending on league context I could see this deal happening.

  17. brad says

    i’ve got a contending, young team in a dynasty sv/hld league but don’t have a true lockdown reliever, i even have one starting RP spot unfilled because i haven’t liked my options. Currently have AJ Puk & Jason Adams on the squad, and Alexis Diaz was recently made available. Compensation would equate to about two second-round picks or a second rounder and William Contreras (he’s floated on and off waivers all year, not a lot of catcher love in this league). Would you (1) hold Contreras regardless and find another player in there since you have him pretty high on your rankings and then (2) either make the move for Diaz as the Reds ascend and get a top RP to fill out the roster or just go through waivers to find a third guy? appreciate the help

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I’ll preface this by saying bullpen arms drive me nuts. They tend to be very inconsistent and ranking them, at least in my mind, is very tough. That being said, even after I moved Diaz up ~140 spots in the last update, it wasn’t enough. He’s filthy. I’m curious about the league in general if someone like William Contreras is barely being rostered, but I’m guessing you’re already locked in with another better catcher? I think these two will be much closer in the next update. While I’d try moving someone less valuable than Contreras, Diaz would be a great option based on what you’re saying you need. I’d still try to hawk the wire for SVH as closers aren’t quite as valuable in those formats and there are plenty “hot hand” options. However, having what looks like a long-term elite SVH guy that you can set-and-forget is a nice luxury.

  18. taylor says

    Dynasty League: My current OF is:

    Aaron Judge
    Bryce Harper (DH)
    Juan Soto
    Josh Lowe
    Daulton Varsho
    Yordan Alavarez

    Was offered Michael Harris for Bobby Miller? Would you make that trade even with the OF I have?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Bobby Miller will be moving up a good bit in the next update but Harris will still be higher. That being said, this probably depends on personal preference. I think if I had that setup I might try to squeeze a little more out for Miller but if you think you’re getting better value with Harris, you could always try to flip someone. Maybe a sell-high move on Lowe? I think Harris for Miller is getting to be a pretty fair deal for both sides at this point.

  19. Brian says

    Someone just dropped Vinnie Pasquantino in my dynasty league. How aggresive should I be with my free agent dollars?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I’d say very. I don’t play many leagues with FAAB so I’m no expert but it’s highly unlikely you’ll see another player like him become available anytime soon

  20. 5X5 OBP says

    Glasnow and steer for
    Ashcraft, Grayson, and Vinnie P

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Vinnie P side

  21. taylor says

    Dynasty League. Would you trade Nestor Cortes/Bryce Miller/Christian Encarnacion-Strand for Luis Castillo? Or is that an overpay?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Yeah if you’re making a push I think that’s a fine price to pay for Castillo

  22. Andrew says

    Two things: 1) No Ben Joyce love? I know his sample size is 2 major league innings, but my goodness, he reminds me of when A.Chapman came into the league. 2) If you included international players would Roki Sasaki make this list?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      1) Joyce will almost certainly be in next month’s update. These rankings were finished up just before his debut and his Double-A numbers were very sketchy. Really hoping he continues doing what he’s shown in the small MLB sample because it’s super exciting.
      2) Sasaki would immediately be the best pitching prospect in baseball if he signed with an MLB club today. As for his ranking it’s tough to guess. 100ish, maybe even higher? It’s difficult because he’s 21 but we know he’s not coming to the league for at least a few more years. Yamamoto, Murakami, Lee, etc. would all make the list as well.

  23. Jordan says

    Doug, true, other than injuries, surprise call-ups, demotions and fulfilling expectations a year late (see Jarred Kelenic), the first 30-60 days of a season don’t matter in dynasty.

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I’ll be updating these more frequently moving forward but I don’t think major updates are necessary after a month of games. The potential to overreact to things that early (James Outman is a good example) is too high. Moving players up and down repeatedly two months into a season doesn’t really benefit anyone in my opinion.

  24. Sam says

    Was this actually even updated…?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Rankings have been updated as of today

  25. Jordan says

    Gotta say, it’s been disappointing to not have a single update to this ranking yet. I know we don’t pay for this, but early season pickups and rankings are crucial as we have these players you know, forever. Again, we don’t pay, but those early season updates in the past were very useful.
    On that subject … what do folks think is a great dynasty site (with rankings) that is or isn’t subscription-based. Thank you.

    1. Doug Anderson says

      The next update is targeted for June 1 but there have been several updates since these were initially released. They started out as a top 400 and the next update brought them to a top 500. Other than injuries, basing dynasty rankings and evaluation on a month of performance is not a winning strategy.

  26. Davey Brian says

    Question: I’m in a 10 team dynasty points league (keep 15 major leaguers & 10 minor leaguers). I have a very competitive roster. Of these available players in our draft, how would you rank these guys I could grab: Trevor Story, Liam Hendriks, Taylor Ward, & Jered Kelenic? Thanks!

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      A lot of this depends on how your roster is set up but I like Ward the most out of that group by a decent margin. Kelenic is a decent option if you believe in some level of rebound + can afford to stash him for a bit if things don’t click.

  27. Josue Rosario says

    Where does Jared Shuster fall outside the top 500? Will his earning the rotation spot bring him into the top 500?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      In general I’m not really expecting him to be much more than a back-end rotation piece long-term. If I were to update today he’d probably sneak into the back-end of these rankings but it’s tough to buy in too much on spring performance.

  28. Cory says

    I was offered Spencer Steer and Waldichuk for Rizzo. Finishing up a rebuild, is this fair value?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Depends on how deep your league is but I think I’d aim for something a bit more. You’re probably on the right track with some MLB-ready prospect types but I’m just not very high on either. For what it’s worth, I acquired Rizzo this offseason for two players, including Luis Ortiz, who is ~80 spots higher here than the two you mentioned.

  29. Nick says

    Are you able to add a csv download link to this page?

    1. Doug Anderson says

      That’s a great idea. We’ll have that up in the next 48 hours.

  30. John says

    Dynasty League. Current rotation is:


    Need an OF. Do you trade Cease ($0.10/1yr) for Teoscar ($3/1) straight up? WHIP and BB are both categories. Current OF (4 OF League) is Yelich/Kris Bryant/Renfroe. Best FA OF available are Michael Harris/Carroll/McCarthy/Kwan/Stanton.

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      Judging by the salaries/contracts, I assume you mean the FA guys like Harris and Carroll will be available in the auction for this season? I’d probably just focus there if that’s the case. If you need to make a trade, I’d aim for a higher bat using Cease.

  31. Cory says

    One to cut between Jared Walsh, Garrett Cooper, and Wil Myers. Who you droppin?

    1. Tyler Bowen says

      I’d go Cooper. I think I can talk myself into a decent enough rebound for Walsh after the surgery. Myers is a bit of a wild card but I’d be willing to roll the dice on the GABP effect this season.

  32. Nick says

    What happened to Eric?

    1. Doug Anderson says

      Eric Cross is no longer with Fantrax. Reach out to him on Twitter.

  33. Michael says

    Why the cut from 500 to 300 names? I was really relying on those later rankings in my dynasty league. I hope this is temporary.

    1. Doug Anderson says

      The latest update was 300 and Tyler will be adding another 100 in short order and be back up to 500 before too long.

  34. Mitch says

    Hey Eric!

    Love the list, use it all the time for my Dynasty league. Currently in the first year player draft – any thoughts on Brock Porter vs Dylan Lesko? I’ve read a ton of material on both in terms of scouting reports and analysis – just curious what you think!


  35. Lou says

    I am in a dynasty league and was offered jake McCarthy and a 2024 2nd round pick (we only draft prospects from the previous year’s draft and international signings) for Daniel Espino. Am I selling low on Espino?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Maybe a little but I like McCarthy a fair amount too.

  36. Kevin says

    Hey Eric!

    I have a dynasty league where I am allowed to keep my entire roster every year forever.

    I am considering the following trade. I would be trading away Mookie Betts (who has 2B and OF eligibility) and Eloy Jimenez FOR Kyle Tucker and Wander Franco. Given that Mookie has 2nd base eligibility which is hard to come by for elite players, should I still do this deal? Note that I do already have a capable second baseman in Jazz Chisholm. Thank you again for all of your work!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yea, I’d take this. Don’t expect that 2B eligibility to continue and getting Tucker/Wander is clutch.

  37. Gabe says

    Saw your comments on Donovan not being a long-term starter. Being close to the Cards, I would say adjust that expectation. They love him internally.

  38. Aaron says

    I play in a 8 team semi dynasty league where we keep six players. I have Realmuto C, Witt Jr SS, Arenado 3B, Betts OF, Scherzer SP, and Nola SP. I have the 3rd overall pick and it look like Bichette SS and Simien 2B are going to be the best hitters available. Do I draft Bichette and move Witt to UTL or take Simien at 2B and fill in a position I do not have yet?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go BO

  39. K-Dawg says

    I have noticed that Jhonkensy Noel has fallen off your Top 500. Just too much swing and miss, and potentially no defensive home? Or am I missing something else?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yeah, I wonder if he ever makes enough contact to be an MLB regular. He was one of the last cuts.

  40. Matt J says

    Where would Trevor Bauer fall on this updated list now that he has been reinstated? I know he hasn’t been signed yet, is that the reason he has not been included in the new rankings to this point? The longer we go without hearing him connected to any team the higher the chances I think he remains unsigned.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Bingo. I didn’t rank him yet as I have no idea when and where he’ll pitch next. If/when he does sign, I’ll assess at that time.

  41. Sean says

    Closers are always too low in these rankings. I looked a couple who didn’t even make the list. If you were starting a 15-team dynasty league and had a 33 round draft to kick it off (495 picks), any current closer is getting taken by someone.

    1. Eric Cross says

      My updated rankings will be out on Monday in which some RPs will be higher.

  42. Haliburton Hermit says

    Why no Brendan Donovan?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He didn’t miss by much and might sneak in my next Top 500 but I’m not sure he’s a starter longterm.

  43. Kevin says

    Hey Eric,

    Thank you again for all of the great content! When will the next rankings come out? 🙂

    1. Eric Cross says

      Early January

  44. Matt says

    Matt Mervis gonna get any love next update?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yup. Gonna be moving way up both my prospect and dynasty rankings.

  45. Matt says

    Will Luis Rengifo crack your next update, I’m a bit intrigued by him and the price should be right in my 20 team dynasty league where my 2B is a mess and Nick Gonzalez took a step back.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yeah, probably back-end

  46. Tony Carpenter says

    Year 2. I’m sucking in my 12 team dynasty league where we keep 12 of the players year to year. Do I try to get 12 best players 8 batters 4 pitchers? How can I leverage? NA counts towards the 12. I’m thinking of trading 2 for 1 to update top talent.

    Yordan Alvarez
    Wander Franco
    Jazz Chisholm
    Corbin Carroll
    Zach Wheeler
    Jacob DeGrom
    CJ Abrams
    Jose Altuve
    Paul Goldschmidt
    Spencer Strider
    Elly de la Cruz
    Jonathan India
    Alex Kirk
    Luis Castillo
    Jordan Lawlar
    Alex Kiriloff
    Gleybar Torres
    Jack Flaherty
    Joe Ryan
    Jess Winker
    Roansy Contreras
    Josiah Gray
    Tyler Soderstrom
    Trevor Rogers
    Trent grisham
    William Contreras
    Emerson Hancock
    Dean Kremers
    Miles Straw
    Recently just added lawlar, elly, CCarroll,

    I’d love to trade for AdRutschman bc his dad went to my college and was a legend.
    Thanks in advance

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yeah, making trades can always help speed up a rebuild. From here, I’d pick Yordan, Wander, Jazz Carroll, Wheeler, deGrom, Goldy, Elly, Kirk, Altuve, Lawlar, India, Abrams. Maybe Flaherty. Try to deal deGrom, Altuve, Goldy, etc.

  47. John says


    1. Eric Cross says

      He was close. Honestly didn’t realize the stats had gotten as good as they have. With that said, I’m not high on him longterm.

  48. David S. says

    Any explanation you can provide for dropping Will Smith (LAD) 30 spots, and adding 6 years to his life?

    1. Eric Cross says

      The age was because it pulled the HOU-RP Will Smith’s age in my data and I didn’t catch it. As for the ranking, I felt like I had the catchers (Adley too) ranked a bit too high compared to others in that range. So I adjusted.

  49. AJ says

    Elly DLC all the way up into the 80s? Is that serious or are you just trying to get our attention? Those Ks throughout pro career speak to very high risk, and he has 9 just games at AA.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Always serious. He’s making strides and those that have seen him said his ABs look better.

  50. Johnathan Schneider says

    Hey Eric,

    I’m in a 12 team dynasty league, I’m in a major rebuild and arms are very hard to come by(scoring weight is messed up and pitchers are more valuable). That being said, I have to drop 3 to make room for enough active MLB guys (league rule). Any input?

    Jordan Groshans
    Luis Campusano
    Marcelo Mayer
    Heliot Ramos
    Diego Cartaya
    Oswald Peraza
    Ronny Mauricio
    Elly De La Cruz
    Joey Weimer
    Michael Busch
    Curtis Mead
    Colton Cowser
    Luis Matos
    Pete Crow-Armstrong
    Gavin Williams
    Ricky Tiedemann
    Blake Walston
    Owen White
    Andrew Painter

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d drop Groshans, Walston, and Campusano personally. Maybe Ramos instead of Campusano if you want the catching depth.

  51. Jerry says

    Hey Eric, I’m in a 12 team categories (AVG) dynasty league. My team is rebuilding. What side of this do you lean?



    Ohtani (SP only)
    Andrew Vaughn

  52. Chris Shoemaker says

    Keeper League: Was offered Corey Seager for Jeremy Pena and Nate Cortes.

    1. Eric Cross says

      At this point, I’d probably just hold. Pena and Seager are close.

  53. jf says

    Is that actually important? He put up 30 homers and 16 steals. If you’re playing season stats does it matter the distribution? If you’re playing head to head there’s always ups and downs. If he got all his stats in one half, that might make him an even better player as you could use the 2nd half of somebody “better”. Of course, he still had 8 homers and 8 steals in the 2nd half, so you might not find that better person in the FA pool. Plenty of players have a bad half, heck a lot of them have a bad season, and most of the guys on this list are no exception, but I still don’t think you should discount the fact that he’s a 30-20 guy who quals CF and put a bunch of guys who aren’t going to ever do those kind of numbers ahead of him. e.g. Benintendi (career best/2017: 20 hr, 20 sb; 2021: 17 hr, 8 sb; 2022: 3 hr, 1 sb(talk about unusable)). I’d rather have inconsistently great than consistently mediocre/bad. His career 162-g average is 30 homers, 18 sb, 83 R, 92 RBI. Sure, he’s a career .241 – and that will bring some rough times – but I still think he deserves more love. He has great counting numbers. Anyway, my 2 cents – there will always be debate on players, thanks for spending the time to publish this list.

  54. taylor says

    What is your take on Mize’s future? Is he worth hanging on to in a 26 player/12 team league?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s borderline in that format. Mize has never been a big K guy so he really needs to have low ratios. Best-case scenario is likely Kyle Hendricks at this point.

  55. jf says

    Why no love for Adolis Garcia?

    Is there that little call for 30 homer/20 steal CF’ers?

    1. Eric Cross says

      The inconsistencies are maddening. We saw this in 2021 1H and then he was unuseable in the 2H.

  56. John says

    Great update to the list, been waiting for this! Question (of course) – Santiago Espinal and Thairo Estrada seem like very similar players….in fact the biggest difference is SB advantage for Thairo. Just wondering why Espinal is at 280 while Thairo is unranked. Thairo is younger as well. Thanks!

  57. taylor says

    Would you trade Josiah Gray for Salvador Perez in dynasty league? Obviously Perez is better but his higher age worries me.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yeah, i’d do that.

  58. Zachary says

    Roansey for Austin Hays. Thoughts?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Fair given team need.

  59. Taylor says

    Need dynasty help. OF set with Harper/Alvarez/Buxton/Judge/Soto.

    Need pitching help. Would you trade Kelenic/Ketel Marte for Aaron Nola/Trevor Story?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yes, definitely.

  60. Jesper says

    Awesome update, Eric! I was offered Kelenic for either Jordan Walker or Nolan Gorman. 12 team dynasty, I’m in a full rebuild.

    I see you have Kelenic higher on your dynasty list than the other two, so obviously I know you’d probably trade one of those two guys for him. Do you think it’s worth the risk and that he will figure things out? Has his future potential taken a drastic hit as opposed to someone like Gorman/Walker who still are complete unknowns at the MLB level?

    Thanks so much in advance and appreciate all your work!

    1. Eric Cross says

      I still believe he’ll right the ship, just not to superstar levels

  61. Jordan says

    When is the next update scheduled! Thank you for what you do. Early season rankings crucial!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Dynasty next Wednesday and prospects Monday.

  62. Estevan says

    12 team H2H dynasty league…I would be trading Max Meyer and I would be receiving George Kirby and Carlos Correa.

    My SS was Mondesi who is now most likely out for the year and I am desperate at SS until Volpe gets the call.

    I am extremely high on Meyer but I’m torn because Kirby is a good replacement as well. Any input? Thanks!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Sorry for the delay. I like Kirby a hair more they Meyer so this is an easy accept for me.

  63. Greg says

    Need some dynasty wisdom! Was offered Jose Altuve and Kiner-Falefa for Jo Adell and Hunter Greene. My team is pretty well balanced, 2b isn’t an immediate need but would be an upgrade over G. Torres, Vidal Brujan and E. Escobar.

    Finished 4th last year. Worth it to upgrade 2b and win now or hope that Adell and Greene hit their ceiling for years to come?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey sorry for the delay. I’d probably hold.

  64. James B says

    Hi Eric, great stuff here – and awesome to see you engage in the comment section. Quick Q: if you were in a league where Ohtani was two players, SP and Utility, where would you rank each on this list?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Love engaging, that’s what it’s all about. Hitter Ohtani would be around 15th, pitcher Ohtani around 100.

  65. Anthony says

    Who would you rather trade away in this scenario. I have Volpe and Noelvi in my minors. I can potentially pry away the #1 pick in our majors redraft using one of them knowing Ramirez or Harper is available. (one is guaranteed) Volpe appears to have a safer floor but Marte is a bigger ceiling. Should I just wait for them to join the big leagues and enjoy the fruits of their potential labor.

    Currently have Soto, Judge, Story, France, Franmil, McNeil, Barrero, A Rosario on offense. Not currently worried about pitching. .

    1. Eric Cross says

      If you can get Harper or JoRam, I’d trade away either in a second.

  66. Steve Savage says

    Mr, Cross, I am in 12 team keeper league where we can keep all, we have a short 5 round draft, and 20 mandatory 20 of the 70 half to qualify for Minors. It has been running for at least 15 years this league. Your list does not include Catcher/IB Sam Huff . Would he be in the top 600 if you were draw up such a list?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s in that general vicinity on my spreadsheet.

  67. Zack says

    Hi Eric,

    Just wanted your thoughts on a trade I accepted a few days ago. 12-team league. I received Luis Severino and I gave up Alejandro Kirk, Jose Miranda and Victor Robles. I am in win-now mode. Did I give up too much for Sevy? Thanks!


    1. Eric Cross says

      Maybe a little, but Sevy has big bounceback potential and this is solid in a win-now mode.

  68. Dave says

    I can not find 3b Kyle Seager.

    1. Eric Cross says

      He retired.

  69. Brett says

    Hey Eric, great list I check it out all the time. Just looking for some tough advice on who I should keep in my 12 team, 6 keeper League. Who out of these 7 would you not keep? Who is the odd man out?

    Wander Franco
    Jose Abreu
    Aaron judge
    Corey Seager
    Starling Marte
    Shane Baz
    Julio Rodriguez

    I am stumped and would appreciate some advice!

    Thanks again,


    1. Eric Cross says

      Odd man out is Jose Abreu for me.

  70. Matt Valdes says

    Hi Eric! Big fan of the work you do. Just started a podcast of my own, would love to chat with you some time.

    Is Tatis getting bumped down in the wake of another big IR stint ahead? I’m not feeling like I can put my dynasty in his hands with the 1.1 like I was yesterday.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Matt, would love to connect. And yeah, he’s gonna bump down a couple of spots, but I’m not sure I can see him sliding past #3.

  71. Fred T. says

    Thanks! Not sure if the first one went thru, ha

  72. Fred T. says

    Hi Eric these comments look pretty old but worth a shot! Which 2 would you keep of Franco, Robert, Buehler or Freeman? 6×6 with avg and ops. We keep 3 (ohtani is other), have 21 players on roster Thanks!

    1. Eric Cross says

      It’s because it’s the same post, just gets updated every time I update the rankings. I’d go Franco and Robert.

      1. Fred T. says


      2. Fred T. says

        Always hard to know in a league like ours that only keep a few players how much dynasty ranks align

  73. RoarOf84 says

    Eric, appreciate your work and love reading through your insights. Was hoping you could help me out with a (good) conundrum that I find myself in.

    I’m in a 10-team keeper league with h2h cats scoring (6×6 with holds and OPS). Each team can keep up to 12 players without penalty (draft pick, salary, etc.) for as long as they want. Based on this update, you and I are pretty much in lockstep on keepers but was wondering if overall roster construction would cause you to change your mind on any of them.

    I’m currently planning to keep the following players: Acuna, Soto, Ohtani (SP and U eligible), JoRam, Wander, Bellinger, Ketel, Buehler, Alcantara, Flaherty, Manoah, and Hader.

    However, I also have the following options available as well: Vaughn, Gausman, McClanahan, Gallen, and Ian Anderson.

    Would you make any changes? Or would you sit tight with the 12 players that I listed and move my depth for some draft pick upgrades? I could also package a player I’m not keeping with one that I am for a keeper upgrade, too.

    Thanks so much for the advice!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Apologies for the delay. Bellinger might be the only one I’d change, but if you’re confident in him bouncing back, your current 12 are fine. Maybe McClanahan over Hader.

      1. RoarOf84 says

        I’m not “confident” that Belli will bounce back but I’m also not ready to give up on a 26-year-old who already has a MVP to his name and plays in one of the best lineups in baseball.

        Follow up question for you involving a potential trade…
        What are your thoughts on Alcantara for 2022? Is he a borderline top 10 SP? Based on the roster context above, would you move him for Olson? I know your rankings have Olson ~10 spots higher than Sandy.

        Appreciate the advice!

        1. Eric Cross says

          I’m confident in Sandy as a top-10 arm. If you need an SP, I’d be okay making this deal.

          1. RoarOf84 says

            Other way around though? I’d be the one giving Sandy for Olson.

            The Melvin move to SD has me thinking that OAK will be be entering an even more pronounced phase of Moneyball and moving any players who are costly now or are coming up as FAs. Olson in greener pastures could be really exciting.

          2. Eric Cross says

            Ah, my bad, got it backwards. Yeah, it’s fair either way. Whichever spot you need more.

  74. dude says

    Was curious how a couple of the old guys would rank, with Cruz at 317 at age 41 and Verlander at 461 at age 39. Still think Cruz has another productive year in him? Not confident that Verlander can come back strong?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I do think Cruz has another year or two left in the tank. Verlander I do have some confidence in but he’s coming off major surgery.

  75. barry alan says

    first full year as a SP w/ 3.71era, 1.13whip, 3.2 war and .234 BAA, slight up-tick in K’s = ace, sooo
    why do you hate Casey Mize?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hate is a strong word. I like Mize, but he’s NEVER had ace level strikeout rates. Even back at Auburn. At best, he’s a SP3 for fantasy IMO.

    2. Reggie L says


      1. Eric Cross says

        He’s at 102

  76. Troy Harrison says

    Is it time for Reynaldo Lopez to return to the top 400? How about Drew Rasmussen, he’s had solid minor league numbers which has translated to the bigs.

    Thanks for all the work you do.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yes, they will both be inside my top-500 when I post my EOS update next week.

  77. Todd says

    Curious if you ended up doing this. Burnes of course had a huge year.

    Luzardo could be a buy low in the coming years but hes really fallen from grace. Abrams got hurt so hes back another year and i personally dont see him as more than a slightly more powerful dee strange gordon.

    I like Pearson but TJ is inevitable my book. Crazy risk high reward for me.

  78. Todd says

    Love using this as a reference so thank you for that. I particularly like that you are aggressively ranking prospects (because they should be)

    I do think Cease is as many as 50 spots to low and that’s coming from a Tigers fan

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s moving up. The inconsistencies madden me though.

  79. Tony Carpenter says

    Any tips on poaching talent? Just finishing up my 1st year of a dynasty Fantasy baseball league. Finished 8th out of 14 teams, no playoffs. Spent most of the year down near 10-12 rank. I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t watch baseball. (ex I started the season thinking it was weird that there were 2 Shohei Otani’s. What a unique name and they’re two of them. Ahh he’s 1 guy. Same thing with Wander Franco? Good thing I have the right one)

    I am using this opportunity poach as much future talent as possible FA/IR. I’m not in a win now mode but 2-3 years I want people to be jealous. Hopefully league mates don’t read this section. I made a trade early in the year: Bryce Harper my #1 draft pick for Wander Franco and Gleybar Torres. Hopefully that pays off.

    Wander Franco
    Yordan Alvarez
    J Winker
    Marco Luciano (just Added)
    Jose Altuve
    Jonathan India
    Alex Kiriloff (just Added)
    Jazz ChisholmJr
    CJ Abrams
    M Conforto (Just Added)
    Joey Gallo
    A Rizzo
    KeBryan Hays
    Jasson Domiguez
    Gleyber Torres
    LVoit (Just Added)
    Tyler Soderstrom (just Added)

    J DeGromm (just added)
    JFlaherty (just added)
    Lance Lynn (just added)
    E Hancock
    Triston McKenzie (Just Added
    Aaron civale (Just Added)

    4 NA spots and 2 IR spots.

  80. Chris says

    Hi Eric, thanks for everything you do. You have really amped up my prospect list and outlook for dynasty. I’m in two now so still a novice and learning a lot from you and the other writers at Fantrax.

    In a 12 tm 6×6 OPS/QS and currently barely in 1st. However, the league is a bit soft and waiver wire pickups are to be had. I have a bunch of P’s in your 70-150 range (Fried/Anderson/Lopez/Gilbert/Snell/Scherzer/Musgrove/Sale) and I would like to move some combo of those for Cole. My top is Giolito and I also have Ohtani.

    The Cole owner is not contending this year and could use 2-3 SP’s. I offered Lopez/Gilbert/Fried for Cole and it was rejected. Was thinking of offering Musgrove/Fried/Gilbert for Cole. I need to unload a few SP’s as I have some on the IL like Lopez/Clev/Gio who I want to keep obviously but I don’t have the space.

    Thanks again.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Like that strategy. You have plenty of depth so consolidating and getting a top arm is a good idea.,

  81. Wes says

    Just got offered Walker Buehler at $29

    For my:

    Rutschman $3
    Luciano $0
    Gore $6

    Basically my whole “farm” system. Would only have Keston and Vidal Brujan left at NA.

    +$3 every year a player is kept, values above show cost going into next year.
    10 team h2h, 5×5 plus OBP, SLG, QS, Holds

    I’m real strong with bats, middling with SP.

    My likely starting lineup next year.

    C Perez $2
    1B Vaughn $4
    2B Jazz $0
    3B ?
    SS Tatis $6
    LF Tucker $6
    CF ?
    RF Meadows $8
    Util Ohtani $13
    Util ?Correa $10
    Util ?Mondesi $22
    NA Vidal $0

    Berrios $19
    Thor $4
    Clevinger $4
    Severino $1
    Ray $0
    McClanahan $0

    Can keep 14 each season, plus 2 NA to start out the year.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Looks like that could be a contending team so I’d be okay making that move.

  82. John says

    no Jon Gray? He’s really good

    1. Eric Cross says

      He just missed last time. Is in currently.

  83. Matt says

    How far out of the 500 is Jesus Aguilar? Seems like he deserves some love

    1. Eric Cross says

      Not far. He’ll be in next update.

  84. Jordan says

    Bauer totally off the list now?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I am not ranking him at this time until the legal proceedings have concluded.

  85. Chris says

    Hi Eric,

    I am sitting 2 points out of 1st in an 8 team, short bench, keep-5 roto league. I got offered Freeman, Correa, and Raisel Iglesias for Vladdy. I love Vladdy as a keeper, but this might put me over the top this season. I would probably drop McNeil and Civale to make my roster fit.

    What would you do? Thanks!

  86. Tristan says

    Who would be your top targets to try to add from this week’s MLB draft? I am in several deep leagues with large minor league rosters.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Tristan. Chris Clegg and I just published our top-100 FYPD rankings on Friday.

  87. Dave says

    Hi Eric,
    Why no Patrick Sandoval on your list ?
    I got a trade offer of Sandoval for Dane Dunning.
    Which do you think is the better side of the trade ?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Dunning, not a big Sandoval guy

  88. Bobby Dalbec says

    Hi, Eric, I thought we were closer than this. I feel you have drifted apart. Why do you hate me? Was it because I did not run away with you?

  89. Frederick says

    Hey Eric, Great update!

    Curious what you would do in this scenario:
    20 team dynasty league, super deep miners rosters (up to 130 players between majors and minors), with a complicated contract system that basically you have 4 years on a cheap rookie deal and then they get more and more expensive each year afterwards. Also important note, it is a points league and you only get a MAX of 6 starts from pitchers each week.

    The gist of my team is I am a top contenders right now, but am carried mostly by my lineup (Contreras, Vladdy, Rizzo, Albies, JoRam, Bichette, Carlson, Buxton, Meadows, Brantley, Biggio) and bullpen. My rotation has skated by thus far and is lacking an ace currently (Montas, Ray, Morton, Matz, Lamet). I have Pearson, Luzardo, and Soroka chilling in my minors for now while they get healthy/figure out how to throw strikes.

    In addition, I have Franco, Abrams, Groshans, Gabriel Moreno, Priester, and Kyle Harrison has my top prospects and are timed well as some of my current players get too pricey for me to keep.

    I have a potential to make a trade for Burnes, who has three cheap years left on his contract. It would cost me Abrams, Luzardo or Pearson, a likely top 5 FYP 1st round pick, and change. Is this worth it for me to get Burnes and really stabilize my rotation or is it risking to much of the future?

    Conversely, if I kept the players I have now, by end of season how do you think a rotation with Pearson, Luzardo, Soroka, Lamet, Montas, etc. would look?

    I appreciate your Input!

    1. Todd says

      Curious if you ended up doing this. Burnes of course had a huge year.

      Luzardo could be a buy low in the coming years but hes really fallen from grace. Abrams got hurt so hes back another year and i personally dont see him as more than a slightly more powerful dee strange gordon.

      I like Pearson but TJ is inevitable my book. Crazy risk high reward for me.

  90. Josh says

    Hey Eric! As always, love the content. I’m in a 12 team 5×5 dynasty and am rebuilding. I currently have Waters and K-Rob, but my farm has good depth at OF (and potential future OFs) with J-ROD, Adell, Brujan, Kiriloff, Abrams, Martin.

    My question is how do you feel about Waters and K-Rob? I see Waters slipping in everyone’s rankings and continue to hear nothing but bad things about his play on the field. I know K-Rob is worrying more about his health right now than baseball, which is great. I’m just worried without having any play to assess him on in a long time he’s going to slip in rankings too.

    I’ve had both of these guys for a while and have been holding steady, but nobody is interested in trading for them and the following players are available on the waiver so I’m wondering if it’s time to cut bait on either of them to grab some of these guys that are playing well so far.

    Michael Harris
    Josiah Gray

    Again, thanks so much for all your awesome work!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hi Josh! K-Rob has on the field concerns too with his contact issues and approach. I would be fine dropping Waters right now for Hassell. K-Rob I’d probably hold and try to trade.

      1. Josh says

        As always, much appreciated and keep up the awesome work!

        1. Eric Cross says

          Thanks Josh!

  91. David says

    Did you forget Willie Calhoun? #PoorWillie

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s #410

  92. Michael says

    You like baddoo or kiriloff better for the future??

    1. Eric Cross says

      Definitely Kirilloff

  93. PAUL says

    Probably way off topic, but i am in a 16 keeper dynasty league, here are my 28 keepers this year. i draft 8th, looking for who you think fits the team.
    Tatis Jr,F


  94. Adam says

    Hey Eric, keep up the great work! I’m in a 12 team 5×5 dynasty, full rebuild. If I were to trade Jose Ramirez, is a return of CJ Abrams, Bohm and Grisham/Cease enough?

    1. Eric Cross says

      if the 3rd player is Grisham, yes it is.

      1. Adam says

        Thank you sir!

  95. Adam says

    Hey Eric, as always I appreciate all you do for the fantasy baseball community! 12 team dynasty league and I’m in full rebuild. Shallow rosters of around 25 players. Got an offer for my Jose Ramirez of CJ Abrams, Bohm, Grisham. Is that enough in return or should I be looking for more? Thanks!

  96. tassnime says

    thank you.

  97. Luke Greco says

    Will your 2021 dynasty rankings be updated again in March before the season starts?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yes, likely late next week.

      1. Jimmy Abrantes says

        Awesome! Any big movers to know before my draft this Friday (3/26)? Thanks!

  98. Felix says

    Hello Mr. Cross. Great work! Im in a keeper(KEEP 9) league(12teams), 28 men roster
    Batting cats are Runs (R), Home Runs (HR), Runs Batted In (RBI), Stolen Bases (SB), Strikeouts (K), Batting Average (AVG), On-base Percentage (OBP), Extra Base Hits (XBH) If you have the depth to target anyone who would be the best batter to get in a trade? Soto, Trout, Tatis, Acuna or someone else?! Thanks in advance.

  99. John knisoey says

    Dynasty keeper league, 16 teams 27 keepers, im on the clock. Who is safest pick? Burns, arozarena or even karnataka because closers hard to come by

    1. Eric Cross says

      Sorry, didn’t see this but I would’ve went Burnes

  100. Joe says

    Incredible tool! Appreciate the hard work that went into this, used it for my first dynasty draft this year.

    *One small fix, Cristian Hernandez SS on the Cubs is listed as 20 on this list, however he is only 17*

    Thank you for your takes!

  101. Cailean says

    I have to keep 8 guys in a dynasty league with a roster of 30 players and a budget of $300. 4 OF, 3 MI, 2 of every other Position player and a DH. 8 Starting Pitchers.

    Which of these 8 do I keep? Number in parentheses is what it would cost me to keep the player…
    LeMaheiu ($6)
    Alcantara ($6)
    Luis Castillo ($12)
    Maeda ($6)
    Hader ($6)
    Will Smith ($6)
    Jose Abreu ($21)
    Albies ($12)
    Devers ($14)
    Machado ($28)
    Kepler ($6)
    Civale ($6)
    Snell ($12)

    1. Eric Cross says

      Sorry for the delay. I’d keep DJ, Castillo, Maeda, Albies, Devers, Machado, Snell, Smith (assuming it’s LA catcher).

  102. Brendon says

    If you had to expand another 10-20 players which would you include? (501-520)

    1. Eric Cross says

      Michael Chavis
      Taylor Rogers
      Adam Duvall
      Manuel Beltre
      Madison Bumgarner
      Gabriel Arias
      Alex Colome
      Sherten Apostel
      Jake Fraley
      Mike Minor
      Josh James
      Austin Slater
      Shed Long Jr.
      Adrian Houser
      Jared Oliva
      Kris Bubic
      Adrian Morejon
      Jonathan India
      Miguel Hiraldo
      Tyler Stephenson

  103. Nick says

    Great List Eric! I’m in a deep keeper league (12 team, 5 x 5, QS instead of W). Keep 15, rookie eligible player do not count towards the 15. I’ve been 3rd the pass 2 years. Here are my “locked in” keepers/RE:
    Christian Yelich
    Gerrit Cole
    Corey Seager
    Jarred Kelenic
    Jack Flaherty
    Julio Rodriguez
    Randy Arozarena
    Max Fried
    Luke Voit
    Andrew Vaughn
    Sonny Gray
    Max Muncy
    CJ Abrams
    Ian Happ
    Lance Lynn
    Liam Hendriks
    Ryan Mountcastle
    Kenley Jansen
    Nelson Cruz

    I have two more spots. Having a tough time choosing between the following: Josh Donaldson, Gary Sanchez, Jake Cronenworth, Dylan Moore, John Means, or Trevor Rosenthal. Thoughts?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Tough calls, but I’d go Moore and Means.

      1. NIck Marleau says

        Thanks Eric! I ended up going Moore and Donaldson. I got Means in Round 2 of the draft. Definitely glad I was able to snag him!

  104. Matt Crawford says

    Just wondering how many starting hitters/pitchers you are assuming in a league for this ranking list
    Because I’m assuming boom or bust players get a bump in shallower leagues

    1. Eric Cross says

      I assume the usual 60/40ish split.

  105. James says

    Hello Eric,

    I could use an upgrade at OF and SB. I have an offer to acquire Teoscar, is this good?

    I get: Teoscar Hernandez + 3.28 FYPD 2020

    He gets: Josiah Gray, Sam Huff, 1.11 FYPD 2020


    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey James. Yeah, I’d take that. Huff is replaceable and I’m not super high on Gray.

      1. James says

        Just wanted to make sure, love your work. Thanks Eric!

        1. Eric Cross says

          Thank you James!

  106. Chuck says

    Hey Eric, trying to clean up my roster and curious if there is any reason I should continue to hold Reynaldo Lopez? Not sure who I’d be looking to pick in lieu of hi, but Coby Mayo is top of the list right now. For context, my rotation is pretty stacked ahead of Lopez.

    1. Eric Cross says

      If your rotation is set, I’d cut Lopez for Mayo. I don’t see any value from Lopez any time soon.

  107. Derek says

    Two part question if anyone would like to offer any thoughts:

    1. Advice on keepers? I’m in a standard 10 team keeper league, head to head categories, really competitive. 6 keepers each team.

    My squad: Juan Soto, Shane Bieber, Wander Franco, Pete Alonso are locked in. For my last two keeper spots I’m debating between Austin Meadows, Jose Abreu, Gavin Lux, and Yu Darvish.

    Leaning towards Darvish as he’s competitive for the short term, and Meadows as the best combo from those three hitters for upside and major league production. Any changes you would make?

    Part 2. I have a trade offer from the league champ who needs to dump a player to finalize his 6 keepers. He’s asking for Shane Bieber in return for my choice of 2 of the following:

    1 of Lindor, Jose Ramirez, Kyle Tucker, Luis Robert

    1 of Walter Beuhler, Jack Flaherty, Lucas Giolito

    His team was stacked and it seems like a no brainer to make a deal from that offer but I’m also a big Bieber fan as he hits his prime. Thoughts?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go Meadows and Darvish as well.

      If you can get JoRam and Buehler, that’d be phenomenal.

  108. Josh says

    JoRam should plummet on this list after the Lindor trade and Santana leaving. He might accrue 200 walks this year, but kiss the power, avg/obp and speed goodbye. The team won’t be letting him run since he’s their next major marketable asset they’ll be moving, and teams won’t be pitching to him because there’s literally nothing else in that lineup that could do any damage whatsoever, so they’ll be putting him on 1B every time it’s remotely reasonable to.

    1. Nick says

      A good hitter is a good hitter, regardless of lineup position or so-called “protection”.

  109. Michael says

    What are your thoughts on Bryce Ball? I know he’s blocked by Freddie Freeman at 1B but his debut, regardless of age, seemed to be outstanding.

    Also, what are your thoughts on Kyle Wright? Can he still reach his potential or is he now just a mid-rotation starter at best? I know Giolito is an outlier but maybe Wright can finally break through with a touch better command just like Giolito.

    Lastly, any prospects on or off this list that could be severely undervalued and rise at least 150 or more spots by next year?

    I enjoy reading your content, keep it up!

  110. dude says

    12 team 5×5 roto keeper league. We keep 15 players. $320 cap at time we submit keepers, but otherwise salaries don’t matter. Players get $5 raises each year.

    Will keep 15 of the 17 below, most likely dropping Laureano and Soroka.
    1B – Olson $25
    2B – Albies $17, Lux $10
    SS – Lindor $33
    3B – Moncada $30, Torkelson $5
    OF – Arozarena $10, Carlson $10, Laureano $17, Teoscar $2
    SP – Berrios $20, Fried $15, Valdez $10, Soroka $13, Pearson $6, Musgrove $10
    RP – Karinchak $8

    Was just offered up 2 trade options.
    1 – $16 Bichette for $33 Lindor, $2 Teoscar, and $10 Musgrove
    2 – $16 Bichette and $13 Gore for $33 Lindor, $2 Teoscar, and $20 Berrios.

    If I take trade 1, Bichette Replaces Lindor, and that leaves me with 15 after trading Teoscar and Musgrove.

    If I take trade 2, Bichette replaces Lindor. Gore becomes a keeper and most likely don’t keep either Laureano or Soroka.

    Should I go for one of the trades and if so, which one?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Trade two looks very enticing. I’d probably go with that one.

      1. dude says

        Thanks. I was leaning no trade or #2. If I do trade #2. Who’s the drop?

        1. Eric Cross says

          Probably Soroka. The injury worries me and his lack of Ks caps his value.

  111. Josh says

    What are your thoughts on this trade? I was not winning the pennant this year.





    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d want another really good piece to trade those two.

  112. Bill says

    Hey Eric, longtime reader, first time commenter. 🙂
    Which 2 of the following 3 would you keep in a dynasty league (no limit on how long you own a player)?
    1. Lourdes Gurriel
    2. Dylan Carlson
    3. Devin Williams

    Saves + holds is a category, so Williams has more value than usual. Right now, I’m leaning towards keeping the two OFs, but it’s tough because I already have Trout and Grisham.


    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Bill. Yeah, I’d go Gurriel and Carlson. I have a hard time picking any reliever over a hitter unless it’s a glaring difference in value (Hader over David Fletcher for example). Thanks for the support!

  113. Peter says

    I know you have Tork higher, but would you trade Lamet for Torkelson in a points league where pitchers are really valuable?

    1. Eric Cross says

      If pitchers are valued more in your league, I’d be okay making that move.

  114. Tex says

    Hey Eric,

    Phenomenal work as always! Can you tell me which 8 of the below players you’d keep? There are no salary, draft pick, or contract implications in this league, so the best players typically get kept by their owners without any penalty for a long time.

    C. Seager
    Ian Anderson

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you! I’d keep Belly, Seager, Adell, Kelenic, Biggio, Carlson, Snell, Meadows.

      If you want to keep a 2nd pitcher. Gore over Biggio, especially if it’s AVG and not OBP. Sixto could be an option as that 2nd arm over Gore solely for the purpose of selling high if you think you can in your league.

  115. Tim says

    Hi Eric, I noticed you have Nate Pearson at 104 and Ian Anderson at 109. Looking at your rankings for 2021, you have Anderson at 29, and Pearson at 62. Do you think the long term projection is that close for them? Also, what do you think Pearson’s role will look like in 2021? Thanks for the great work and fantastic rankings.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Tim. I do. For 2021, i’m worried TOR limits Pearson a little bit since he ended 2020 hurt. Longterm, I like Pearson more, but there’s not a big gap.

  116. Bill H says

    Hi there. great list. Just ONE player I would like to ask you about, Franchy Cordero. Not in your top 500?

    Cheers, Bill

    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Bill, thanks for the kind words! Franchy is in my next 50 players.

  117. CD says


    What I don’t understand is how do you have guys ranked higher in the top 500 that you released on Dec 22nd then you do in the positional rankings you updated on December 18th?

    As an exampled, in your positional rankings for SS on the 18th, you have Jazz Chisholm SS 8 spots higher than Jeter Downs SS. Yet on your top 500 rankings, Jeter Downs is 183 and Jazz Chisholm is behind him at 201?? Thanks

    1. Eric Cross says

      The positional rankings are 2021 redraft rankings and not dynasty. I see Jazz playing more in 2021 and being more valuable, but like Downs more longterm.

  118. Rob Dykhoff says

    How do I get these friggin’ ads off bttm of page, so I can print this

    1. Eric Cross says

      Email me at [email protected] and I can email you a spreadsheet or PDF

  119. Kory says

    Hi Eric,

    Great work as always! I’m looking for some depth with my starting pitching in my dynasty league and I wanted to get your opinion on John Means. I noticed he’s not in your top 500 list. Is there something that scares you about his profile? Other potential options are K. Freeland, C. Bassitt, J. Dunn but I just can’t get excited about this group.

    Keep up the great work. I appreciate what you do!


    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Kory, thank you! Means will be in my next update (likely next week or week after). Been digging into him more and like what I see. I’d take him out of that group.

  120. Doug says

    Hey Eric,
    I’m in a very deep Dynasty (30 teams, 40-man, 60 specs/team). Salary Cap at $159m/year. I inquired about a trade for Kole Calhoun, who locks in at $9.25m thru 2023 (player option for that in 2023). Other team requested Jackson Rutledge straight up. I’m in a somewhat competitive position for playoffs this year, and could use the every day OF. Would you do ths though?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I think I might’ve answered this on Twitter, but I’d probably do that even though I’m not crazy about that Calhoun price.

  121. Jordan says

    Hi Eric!
    I’m interested in where you think Ha-Seong Kim should go in a 12 team dynasty. Thank you!

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’ll probably slot in around 250ish initially for me. Like the all-around offensive profile.

      1. Jordan says

        Okay, thank you!

  122. Zack says

    Hi Eric,

    Thank you again for everything you do. I don’t know if you’ll be able to answer this, but I wanted to know your opinion on if I need to upgrade my hitting. I asked in an earlier post about going for Kyle Tucker, I think that would help me tremendously. I am in win-now mode with my team. Any other guys I should look into? I have Noelvi Marte as trade bait along with Gilbert, Skubal and E. Cabrera. Thanks so much!

    C – Garver
    C – Huff
    1B – Goldschmidt
    2B – LeMahieu
    3B – Urshela
    SS – Bogaerts
    CI – Christian Walker
    MI – B. Lowe
    OF – Hampson, McNeil, Carlson, Gurriel Jr., Pollock
    UT – Nelson Cruz

    Reserve – Belt, Encarnacion, N. Lowe, Jared Walsh, Canha, Grossman, Haniger

    1. Eric Cross says

      I think focusing on outfield would be good. Maybe try and package Marte and one of the arms for a top-75 player or so.

      1. Zack says

        Thank you again Eric for all your time and advice!

        1. Eric Cross says

          You’re very welcome Zack. Thanks for the support!

    2. Josh says

      Seeing this super late, but that lineup is severely lacking power if/when Cruz/Goldy are hurt or slump, so hopefully you worked a deal for a power OF bat.

  123. John says

    Eric – this is great. How often will you compile this list during the spring? When do you anticipate the last dynasty list before opening day? I want to use this list for draft day. Thank you

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m actually going to do another small update following the world series and again in spring training.

  124. BB says

    Any chance Rockies give Hampson and Hilliard 500 – 550 ab’s ?

    Hangin onto both one more year but running out of time and roster space

    1. Eric Cross says

      Both? Slim. I do think Hampson gets close to that in 2021 though.

  125. Zack says

    Hi Eric,

    I know you are high on Kyle Tucker (which is why I wanna go for him). Do you think this is a fair offer or too little?

    1. Noelvi Marte
    2. Either Logan Gilbert, Edward Cabrera or Josiah Gray
    3. 1st round or 2nd round pick in FYPD (11th pick)


    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d probably want two from #2 to deal Tucker there.

      1. Eric Cross says

        But if you can get him for just one of #2, that’d be ideal. Start there.

        1. Zack says

          Thank you for your time, I’ll see if I can swing it!

          1. Eric Cross says

            You’re very welcome!

          2. Josh says

            Can’t imagine a Tucker owner would be in any sort of position to sell on him just as he’s starting to realize some value at the MLB level, in exchange for a couple or few minor leaguers several years away from even finding out what they’re capable of. Someone who owns Tucker is likely a team emerging from a rebuild, or someone who’s already ridiculously stacked with an overpowered team, IMO. A deal like that w/ Noelvi as the centerpiece, and a couple of those other throw-in top 100’s would be more like what I’d expect to see netting an OF bat of 29 years of age, or older – Castellanos, Ozuna, Whit, S. Marte, Myers… someone more of that ilk, being moved from a team that is entering a rebuild and looking to move those “middle aged” type guys for upside prospects before they start losing value (or losing more value in the cases of Whit & Marte as they age and become 1-dimensional lacking speed).

  126. Mike says

    Jordan Montgomery not close to 500?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s not far off. In the 525-550 range right now.

      1. Ben says

        What about Jordan Romano? I’d think he has that closer spot locked up, and he’s been pretty shut-down all year.

        1. Eric Cross says

          He’s in a massive cluster that was considered for the back-end. Just really hard to make it as a closer on my list unless I’m very certain they’re going to remain a good closer longterm.

  127. Kyle D says

    Awesome list but the Framber Valdez ranking is brutal. Dude was a top 25 pitcher in fantasy this year, has maybe the best curveball in baseball right now, was absolutely unhittable in more than half of his starts including mystifying the Twins in the playoffs, and he doesn’t crack the top 300? Yeesh.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Here’s why.

      Got hit very hard (5th percentile or lower in HH rate and EV)
      Doesn’t have a reliable 3rd pitch. CH used less than 10% and not very effective.
      Sinker was also very hittable.

      Yes, the CB was filthy and very effective, but that’s one pitch. If the sinker improves next year and he can establish the CH as at least a serviceable 3rd offering, he’ll move up more. I have my doubts though.

      1. Kyle D says

        Thanks for the response! I know his hard hit rate wasn’t great, but there are numerous aces in the bottom 5th percentile of hard hit rate with him (Cole, DeGrom, Darvish, Giolito) and he was FIRST in baseball in ground ball rate. I know that can be a scary thing, but it can also be a great thing. Along with that, nearly all of his other underlying data points to him being an ace: 7th in FIP, 8th in SIERA, 4th in HR/9, 8th in BB/9, 17th in K/9. I do get what you’re saying about his repertoire, but it seemed to me like he grew a ton this year, mentally and mechanically, and I see him continuing to grow rather than regressing.

  128. Dave says

    No Justus Sheffield? You like Dunn more than him?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I do. Very much question Sheffield’s command and control longterm. He was in the next 30-40 or so.

  129. Zack says

    Hi Eric,

    Thank you for all that you do! I was wondering if you could look at my pitching staff and see if it looks good for next year or if I should try and target another solid tier 1-2 starter. My league is 5×5 12-team ROTO.

    Sale, Paddack, Glasnow, Gallen, Gray, Hendricks, Burnes, Skubal and Pineda

    Thank you so much

    1. Eric Cross says

      In my personal rankings, you have seven of my top-30 or so for SPs. You should be fine there.

      1. Zack says

        Thanks Eric!! You’re the best!

        1. Eric Cross says

          You’re very welcome. Thank you for checking them out!

    2. Josh says

      I’d be looking to package Sale and Paddack for someone with a little more stability (as far as SP’s can have stability, haha), in their mid-late 20’s. Paddack’s value is dropping each time he takes the ball, and Sale is past the point where he should have been dealt (yeah, yeah hindsight is 20/20, but still), but still has the name value and past results that someone may still buy into. I’d be looking at the Castillo/Woodruff/Snell/Fried group and see if you might find a match where the owner of one of those types may be a bit shallow on SP overall, yet in position to compete this year. I’d sell them on Paddack replacing the youth they’re losing, and they’re getting an ace kicker bouncing back in Sale (even though nobody knows if he’ll even be half his former self after the surgery). If they resist, I’d even kick in Skubal to try to make it a “Godfather deal.” – Just my 2 cents tho.

  130. David says

    Was Jeimer Candelario an oversight? Dude slashed 297/369/503 in the heart of the Tigers lineup and at 26, is just now heading into his prime.

    1. Eric Cross says

      This update was done before he really started hitting well. He’ll be in my top-500 next week, but not overly high on him longterm.

  131. Josue Rosario says

    How does Devin Williams NOT crack to top 500? Beyond unhittable. I’m not saying he should be top 200-300 but there are pitchers he must land in front of, Like Keona Kela for example.

    1. Eric Cross says

      This update was done very early in his breakout. Wasn’t going top rank a rookie reliever with one month of success too high. He’ll be well within my top-500 next week.

  132. Ben says

    Hello Eric, again, thanks for your great work!
    I’m looking to upgrade my pitching staff with some future aces in my dynasty baseball league. Can you name a few good young promising arms other than Gore, Cease, and company? Thoughts on Sixto Sanchez ,Casey Mize, Matt Manning, Spencer Howard, Asa Lacy, AJ Puk? Highest potential/low risk reward? Or are there other promising pitchers you could suggest to help me?

    Thanks for coming back, really appreciate!


    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Ben,

      Sorry for the delay in responding. To start, I’d take Cease out of that discussion as his FB command is really holding him back. Luckily, there’s a ton of top-end pitching talent in the minors or that debuted this season. Sixto is a legit stud with three plus pitches. May is another great target. For prospects, Gore, Pearson, and Manning are no-doubt targets. Maybe you can get Howard or Luzardo on a slight buy-low. Little further away, love the trio of Lacy/Hancock/Meyer from this 2020 draft and both Mick Abel and Nick Bitsko have ace potential but are years away.

  133. Ben says

    What are your thoughts on Brandon Lowe, can he repeat seasons like 2020 year after year? If you have a choice between: Tim Anderson, Brandon Lowe, Kyle Lewis, Teoscar Hernandez, Trent Grisham, who would you pick first among the list?

    Thanks a lot for your great work!

    1. Eric Cross says

      I do think he can maintain this level of production. Statcast data is promising. Out of that list, I’d probably go Anderson.

  134. Jeremiah says

    Love the list!! I’m in a 12 team keeper league

    Tatis Jr.
    J. Rodriguez

    I can keep 7, who would you pick?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thanks Jeremiah! I’d go Tatis, Robert, Hiura, Gore, Springer, J-Rod, Glasnow.

  135. Millhouse says

    Great work! I am currently in an 8 team (6 keeper) league. Due to a lot of trades and waiver wire pitching, I have the following players:

    Juan Soto
    Luis Robert
    Trea Turner
    Jose Ramirez
    Kyle Tucker

    Which 6 would you keep as well as the next 2 for consideration? Thank you.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you! I’d go Soto, Bregman, Robert, Trea, Devers, Yordan followed by J-Ram and Eloy

      1. Millhouse says

        Thanks for the reply and I apologize for not getting back quicker. Obviously, Luis is a phenomenon but do you think that he will produce enough next year (fantasy wise) to garner a keeper pick? Or will he blossom in 2-3 years? Also, when/if do you think Yordan will gain an eligibility other than DH? Thanks again.

        1. Eric Cross says

          I do think Robert is worth a keeper pick. AVG might not be great but the power/speed should be there.

          Yordan will likely be a year to year case, but with his knee issues, I doubt he gets much OF time.

    2. Josh says

      Soto, Robert, Eloy, Turner

      coin flip the next 2 from the pool of Devers, Bregman & JoRam, leaning JoRam if you’re dead set on competing for the championship this year (and I’d assume so if it’s an 8 team league, everyone should be a contender), or if you’re somehow working a rebuild, I’d lean Devers just for the fact he’s 4 years JoRam’s junior.

  136. Ken says

    Not a fan of Dylan Moore?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I am to a degree, but not convinced he’s more than a UTIL guy moving forward.

  137. Jay says

    Would you keep Plesac or Burnes for next year?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go Burnes. Higher upside.

  138. amel benn says

    Thanks for sharing your info

  139. Cameron says

    Great list! You have Jose Garcia of the reds listed as 35 years old though….?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you Cameron. Yeah, I do a VLOOKUP from a CSV I download from our database and sometimes it grabs the wrong age for these multiple same names. I try to catch and correct them all but some do slip through. Will be correct in ext week’s update.

  140. Zachery says

    Hi Eric,

    Would you trade Paddack for Muncy straight up? I have Paddack, I want to sell him before his value gets too low. Thanks so much!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Sorry for the delay in responding. No, I wouldn’t make that move. Think you could get a better hitter for him.

  141. John says

    Great work, as always! May I ask why Pablo Lopez is so low (#490). I’d have him close to top 150 for Dynasty. Thanks!

    1. Eric Cross says

      Top-150 seems a bit high. I need to see more sustained success from Lopez, and in general, I don’t think he has that level of upside. Thank you for reading!

      1. John says

        thanks for the reply! It’s leading me to dig into him a little more. Maybe I had him a bit overrated in my mind. Thanks!

        1. Eric Cross says

          Any time! Thanks for reading!

          1. John says

            ah ha, looks like I was on the right track with Pablo! even though I was high on him, I didn’t see him being that good last year haha

  142. Simon says

    I have a decision to make come 2021 season

    Pick 5 keepers from this bunch standard h2h cat scoring

    Gleybor torres
    Bo bichette
    Chris paddock/bauer

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go Trout, Harper, Bregman, Bellinger, and Bo.

  143. Travis Pastore says

    Interested why the gap between Puason and Erick Pena. Pena was listed ahead in the top 250 prospects, so I’m interested in what vaulted Puason up so high.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Position factors in a little more here and have reevaluated each. I kinda went a bit overboard ranking Pena, to be honest.

  144. Joe says

    Thoughts on plesac, Muncy , keller for biggio and howard. Id be getting biggio and howard side

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d take that. Very high on both you’d be acquiring.

  145. Steve Pipkin-Savage says

    Knizner. do you not see him as the Cardinals “catcher of the future”?

    1. Eric Cross says

      It’s possible he could be, but the Cardinals also have Ivan Herrera who might be even better.

  146. Eric Dominguez says

    So I’m in a dynasty league with a draft this weekend. It is very deep with supp. and minor drafts, and I am unsure if my catcher will be good enough. I have Robinson Chirinos, who I was hoping could hold on long enough until Miguel Amaya comes up for the Cubs, but could potentially trade up and grab Christian Vazquez in the supplemental draft. I have pick 9, and am thinking trading that and a fourth round minor league pick for the number 3 overall supplemental pick. What do you think

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d probably stand pat. Amaya should be a solid fantasy catcher and isn’t terribly far away.

  147. Joseph Ogg says

    Hi Eric,
    Mitch Haniger was a keeper from last year. Will he ever return to form?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m not betting on it.

  148. Chaz says

    Thanks for putting this together! I get to keep a player at each position, plus a UTIL, 4SP’s, 4RP’s. I noticed you don’t have Keone Kela on the list, which I had marked above Dakota Hudson. I guess it might be easier to lay out my options and list who I am keeping. Am I making any mistakes?

    C – O. Narvaez
    1b – H. Dozier
    2b – Hiura
    SS – Bichette
    3b – Andujar
    LF – Calhoun
    CF – Haniger
    RF – Mercado
    U – Villar

    SP – Hendricks
    SP – McCullers
    SP – Folty
    SP – Odorizzi
    RP – Woodruf
    RP – Leclerc
    RP – German
    RP – Kela

    Batters not listed for those positions are Swanson, Votto, Luis Arraez, Tauchmann, Santander, Kendrick.
    Pitchers not listed are Quintana, Ross Stripling, Luis Severino, Dakota Hudson

    So would you suggest I keep Arraez overHaniger and Hudson over Kela? Anything else I might be missing would also be appreciated. Thanks again!

    1. Chaz says

      Was hoping that Severino not being kept would go unnoticed and I could pick him up late in the draft with his low O-Rank, do you think it’s worthwhile to keep him over any of the above pitchers?

      Thanks again, I really do appreciate it.

      1. Eric Cross says

        Absolutely do. Severino still has immense upside. I’d probably let go of Odorizzi or German.

    2. Eric Cross says

      Just saw this comment too. Keep Sevy over Hudson.

  149. Colin says

    How high would Ohtani be on your list if this were a daily league where he can be used as a pitcher and hitter?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Top-25 definitely. Much more value there.

  150. benazzi says

    Great stuff some really good ones

  151. Jordan says

    Hey Eric! As always, thanks for the great work! Was offered Correa & Bart for my Muncy in a 12 team, shallow dynasty league. I’m rebuilding and stocking up on young upside/prospect, so Muncy is an obvious trade piece. Is it worth the risk to take on Correa? Thanks!

  152. J.A. Wallace says

    Is Sam Carlson SP Seattle not on the list? Unless I missed him.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I don’t have him in my top-500 overall dynasty ranks yet. Like him as a prospect, but when you factor in MLB players too, he’s not quite there for me.

  153. Darrell says

    Hey Eric,

    I’ve recently gone through a huge rebuild period with my team. I’ve got about 19 of the top 100 prospects. I’m obviously not expecting to contend for the next couple of years. A lot of guys are approaching me about trading Corey Seager but i’m really stuck on how to value him at this point. Any input would be helpful. Thanks!

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’ve soured on Seager. Still think he’s a solid asset, but he doesn’t run and doesn’t have huge power. I think what we saw initially is about as good as it’s gonna get with him. Maybe .300/25 at some point, but don’t think there’s upside for more than that. I’d be fine trading him as his name still can bring back a good return.

  154. marcadillo says

    Who is the most mlb ready of these: Lodolo, Rutledge, Espino, Manoah?
    who has the most upside?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Most MLB-ready is Lodolo. He’s the most polished arm out of these four and likely makes it to the Majors first.

    2. Jeff says


      Thanks for putting this list together, as well as all of your other ones.

      That said, no Hudson Head? As high as you have been in him in other places, and where you have him ranked there compared to guys that show up on this list, that surprises me.

      How come?

      1. Eric Cross says

        Head didn’t miss by much, but his proximity to the Majors factored in here. Longterm, I’m high on his skillset.

        1. Jeff says

          Gotcha, thanks!

  155. Brad M. says

    Hey Eric,
    I’m going to use the site today instead of Twitter for this question……

    What are your thoughts on the long term upside and potential fantasy value for:

    Terrin Vavra
    Jeremiah Jackson
    George Valera

    1. Eric Cross says

      Valera has the highest upside overall with the potential to be a top-20 prospect in 2021. Vavra has solid contact skills and modest power/speed, but not sure how he fits in Colorado longterm. Jackson has nice power, but I question the AVG.

  156. Wayne says

    Thought maybe I should let you know, if I declared today, I was dropping Ramos, Urias, and Upton, so basically im asking if im over valueing the pitchers because of my situation.


  157. Wayne says

    Hi Eric,
    Im in a 6×6 Total bases and Holds

    Dynasty type league keep 35, draft 15 rounds, with a limit of 10 adds in the year. Having a bit of trouble with the last 5 keepers. 5 of these Evan White, Roughed Odor, Justin Upton, Luis Urias, Heliot Ramos,
    Andrew Heaney, Mike Foltynewitz, Marcus Stroman, Im good in hitting, but mid pack in pitching, which is why im thinking maybe I should keep more pitching. What do you think?


    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Wayne. I would personally keep White, Heany, Stroman, Folty, and Upton.

  158. wily mo says

    just a heads up, you’ve got tsutsugo in there twice. 340 & 351

    i wish there WERE two of him then i’d have a better shot to get him in my draft

    1. Eric Cross says

      THat was already updated. Try clearing your cache.

      1. Joshua Wallace says

        I’m still seeing them both there

        1. Eric Cross says

          I’m going to be doing an update soon anyway which will overwrite everything.

  159. Diesel says

    Trying to rebuild pithing depth in my minors. Deep Fantasy (20 team) lots of guys on rosters outside of this list. Pache and Hays in CF pipeline.

    Pitchers of note: B. McKay, Teheran, Rodriguez, M. Wacha, T. Mahle, M. Keller, and B. Keller. I’m still out a few years (at least) from contention. Wonder how you feel about selling out for pitching prospects? Gap between J. Polanco and T. Turner is sizable when Turner plays a full season. What are your thoughts about further development from J. Polanco and the trade overall? I feel like I’m giving up too much, but with such shallow pitching I’m curious if you would make this play…

    T. Turner SS
    L. Taveras CF
    M. Moniak CF
    A. Alzolay SP
    J. Loaisiga RP

    J. Polanco SS
    S. Reid-Foley SP
    M. Libertore SP
    A. Medina SP
    E. Hankins SP

    1. Eric Cross says

      It’s not terrible, but I agree, you’re giving up too much.

  160. Danny says

    Opinions on a couple of the Korean transfers:

    Josh Lindblom
    Kwang-hyun Kim


    1. Eric Cross says

      Honestly, I’m never high on foreign arms right away, unless it’s an Ohtani type player. I’m not putting much stock in either guy for 2020.

  161. tyler says

    Why so low on glasnow?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Three things…
      1) Command issues
      2) Durability
      3) CH stinks

      I like him, just not going gaga over him like others.

  162. Ken says

    How close is Soto to passing Trout?

    1. Eric Cross says

      They’re not far apart.

  163. Colin says

    I am curious your thoughts on Dominic Smith and Domingo Santana. Domingo was looking great until a major slump after his injury this year. Dominic seems to just need a starting opportunity. If both had a guaranteed starting opportunity, would they rank higher?

    1. Eric Cross says

      They would, especially Santana. While Smith has shown improvement, I’m still not overly high on him.

  164. rollock says

    Garrett Hampson at 100 lol

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s legit. I’ll keep saying it until I’m blue in the face. Plus hit tool and speed, sound plate approach, and enough power to get into the 13-18 HR range. All he needs is a chance to start regularly. His September production hints at

      1. Tim Acree says

        I saw Hampson’s BP in consecutive days at Coors last year and I came away convinced he does not have 13-18 HR power. He’s still a “buy” imo because speed is so scarce, but I wouldn’t expect more than 10.

        1. Eric Cross says

          Agree to disagree on the power. Not saying he’s a 20-homer guy, but I definitely think teens are possible at Coors.

          1. Dan says

            What do you think about his 82mph exit velo?

  165. Austin says

    Duplantier? Honeywell? Even heyward. Ouch

    1. Eric Cross says

      What about them? That they didn’t make the list? Duplantier is a Sp3/4 in my eyes, nothing too special. Honeywell would’ve made the list but is incredibly risky at this point. Heyward, sure, he could make the list, but only in the back-end.

  166. George S Pascoe says

    How about Spencer Howard unless I missed him he was left off your 500 the Phillies are high on him and many project him to debut in 2020

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s at #180. I’m very high on him as well.

  167. Dee says

    What are your thoughts on Sam Hilliard in dynasty format? Also, do you prefer Kolten Wong’s upside over Odor’s in a 7×7 categories (OPS, Average, TB) dynasty league?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m a fan of Hilliard. Nice power/speed mix. AVG won’t be too high, but the power/speed mix in Coors will play. Between Wong and Odor, I have them only three spots apart. Upside I’d say is similar, but Wong probably has the higher floor.

  168. Jd says

    I have multiple people trying to acquire Franco from me in the from of picks. Would you trade him at all?? How many first rounders would it take? I have Lindor in my SS an we speak so I have the flexibility to move Franco. Thanks

    1. Eric Cross says

      I would want players for Franco, and even then, I’d ask for the moon. I’ve NEVER ranked a guy below Double-A this highly.

      1. Matt Smith says

        Just starting to draft for my first ever Dynasty League. How early would you look to draft Franco?

        1. Eric Cross says

          I’d definitely look at him in the first three rounds. He isn’t making it past pick 30-35 or so in most dynasty start ups.

  169. Dale Coffin says

    Hey Eric. Thanks or the list. I found two edits for you

    Both Will Smith’s are RPs I’m Atlanta. I assume one of them I suspect the higher ranked on is a catcher for the Dodgers.

    I don’t think you intended to rank Julio Rodriguez, the catcher from Detroit at 73.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thanks, yeah there was a slight glitch with the data I converted over. Should be all fixed now. Thanks for reading!

  170. james says

    thoughts on Jon Means. he had a monster first half and has since struggled a little. The last 5 starts look more like the first half (regressed for the mean since he was an ace in the first half).

    you do not have him ranked- is this on purpose or just the last update occuring before the last 30 days where he has retrurned to fantasy relavent. I am working my roster for the offseason- we lock rosters after the end of the regular season, but do not choose keepers until spring training- we keep 25; but with NA/DL slots we end up with 30 on our roster and have to trim 5 at the start of the year. i am pretty set and just trying to figure out who will jump the most in the offseason since it is doubtful i keep him either way. So i am looking for guys who may be undervalued now, that will jump when people re-evaluate how their season went in the offseason.

    Means looks like a good example- we have a good first half- 1.5 months of dumpster fire- then looks like he is starting to finish strong. that normally has people discounting the dumpster fire and he shoots into the top 150 range. The other guys i have are Stroman, Carlos Martinez, Frankie Montas. The hope is that 1 of them gains enough value to be worth keeping as either a 3rd closer (behind kenly and vazquez) or a 10th SP (7/8/9 would be paxton, price and ray at this point)

  171. Karim Siddiqi says

    Hi Eric,

    Thanks so much for this valuable resource. It’s been a boon to my Dynasty leagues! Currently asking about my 5×5 AL-Only 10-team Dynasty league.

    I have the ability to claim Jake Fraley (#275) or Kyle Lewis (unranked, formerly a top-100/top-50 prospect) as an IR replacement for Mike Tauchman (#389).

    First instinct is to go with Fraley, but why has Lewis fallen so low? Is there a chance he becomes better than Fraley in the bigs? Or am I complicating things too much and I should just trust the list?

    Thanks again!


    1. Eric Cross says

      Hey Karim,

      Thank you for reading and happy to help! I would go Fraley there. The problem with Lewis is consistency with the hit tool for me. I like the raw power and believe he could be a 25-homer guy at peak, but the average isn’t likely going to be overly great, likely capped in the .260 range or so.

      1. Karim Siddiqi says

        Thanks for checking back Eric. I appreciate it. I’ll go get Fraley.

        1. Eric Cross says

          Any time Karim! Thanks for the question.

  172. Drew says

    Hi Eric – could you please give an opinion on a trade? I play in a 14 team dynasty league on Fantrax, we often use your rankings to evaluate trades. Our league policy is to “reverse any trade that cannot be reasonably argued as legitimate…with clear understanding that in dynasty (versus redraft) there’s enormous leeway with ‘legitimate’ based on short- & long-term needs of the participating clubs”. Recently, a contending team traded Isan Diaz (you ranked as #249) and Orelvis Martinez (unranked) to a rebuilding team for Miguel Sano (#164). Some people in the league consider this trade one-sided and worthy of a veto. Do you think this trade should be vetoed or allowed through? Thanks.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Apologies for the delay. That should be allowed through in my opinion. It’s not too bad.

      1. Gordy says

        Plus, Orelvis was ranked at 282, not unranked.

  173. Derrick Moss says

    Would Danny Santana still be outside the top 100 at this point?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Yes, he’s not near the top-100 for me.

  174. Taylor says

    What are your thoughts on Ketel Marte? Is what he’s doing this year sustainable for the future? I traded Gary Sanchez for Ketel Marte in my dynasty league. Love Gary but I feel like Ketel has longer upside because of the demanding position catcher has on a body.

    1. Eric Cross says

      I mostly buy into Ketel, but not at a top-25 level. Mainly, because I don’t expect this level of power to sustain longterm. Still a top-50 guy overall though moving forward.

  175. Abe Lincoln says

    Raimel Tapia only 25 and hitting .290 in the middle of the Rockies lineup doesn’t make the top 400?

    1. Eric Cross says

      He barely missed. I’m not certain how he fits in the Rockies plans moving forward. Very easily could be a 4th OF for them. If I felt more confident that he will get regular PT in 2020, he’d be in the 250-300 range.

  176. Jorge Calzada says

    Hi Eric, thanks for the list. Surely will help me to define my keepers for next year. I have a doubt, who would you keep (2 openings) between Joe Adell , Nate Lowe, Ryu and Brendan McKay. Thanks for your help.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Thank you Jorge. I’d keep Adell and McKay there.

  177. AdamH says

    More upside – Kelenic or Luciano?


    1. Eric Cross says

      That’s really close. Pure upside, I’ll give the slight edge to Luciano.

  178. Kannan Akins says

    Why is Meadows ranked higher than Kepler and Muncy? Trying to decide which one is my last keeper.

    1. John says

      Other then speed whats makes Tatis Jr or Soto better than Vlad in Dynasty league since the start of last year i feel what i have heard Vlad has the best bat and he will compete for Batting titles in years to comes.

      1. Eric Cross says

        They’re all very close. Soto and Tatis also have very special bats and Soto can be close to or maybe an even better all-around bat than Vlad and provides a little speed.

  179. Alex Chen says

    Hunter Dozier seems very low

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m not a believer in him longterm.

  180. John says

    How far away is Plesac from cracking this list and what type long term value do you foresee? Mid-rotation guy? Also, should I be buying in dynasty?

    Thank you

    1. Eric Cross says

      Plesac is a back-end SP moving forward in my eyes. Decent pitcher, but lacks a high upside. I wouldn’t be investing too heavily in dynasty.

      1. Mips says

        In our Fantrax dynasty league, a trade was made for Plesac, R. Puason, and N. Mozara for Jacob Degrom!

        Should the Degrom trader be banished from all fantasy sports for the remainder of time??

        1. Eric Cross says

          Haha, I wouldn’t go that far, but that’d not a good deal.

        2. Bill says

          Without hesitation.

        3. tim says

          is V Grissom close to the top 500? I see you have some articles referencing him but you might be the low man on him

          1. Eric Cross says

            I like Grissom more and more every time I watch him, but there are so many prospects in that range near the back end of my top-500. There’s a chance he slides in next update.

  181. helene says

    very good well done thank you

    1. Mike says

      I’m curious I just was offered a dynasty trade that is tough for me – I give up Kelenic for Wander Franco? Would you do it? Im thinking Kelenic is more of a stud for fantasy purposes and Franco is great don’t get me wrong but I think more of a real life player – I appreciate you taking the time

      1. Eric Cross says

        Hey Mike, I’ve been on the fence about moving Kelenic above Wander myself and I’m finally there. I’d keep kelenic there.

      2. MJ says

        How could you not JUMP at an offer of Franco for Kelenic?! They are not even in the same class. I would make sure you are being offered the REAL Wander and if so…..DO IT ASAP!!!

  182. Baxter says

    Why so low on woodruff? Obviously, it has been a relatively small sample, but feel like he should be up in front of Paxton/Bum type guys. Also, you have Daniel Murphy as “David” Murphy. I realize he’s been a big disappointment but you didnt have to do him like that! Love the content as always though.

    1. Eric Cross says

      Re Murphy: Whoops!
      For Woodruff, I like the gains he’s made this season. A lot of the arms in his range are very close IMO and I have no issues putting Woddy ahead of them.

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