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Top-500 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings: May 2022

Dynasty leagues are a 24/7/365 time investment. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but improvements can be made at any time of the year. Whether that’s via trade, drafts, or working the waiver wire, the goal of these Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings is to assist you in whatever move you might be looking to make. It’s never a bad time to upgrade your team.

The below rankings take many factors into consideration. Age, current performance, projected future performance, health/durability, ceiling, floor, proximity to the Majors (for prospects), credit score, etc, are all factored in. Okay, maybe not the last one, but you get my point. A lot goes into these rankings.

And lastly, a reminder. Every league is different. There are my base rankings to go off of and should be adjusted accordingly to gel with your league rules and your team strategy. Some leagues value prospects more heavily than others or have OBP as a category instead of AVG. The list goes on and on. Whatever your league format/style is, take these rankings, adjust accordingly, and go from there.

If you aren’t playing your dynasty leagues on Fantrax, you’re missing out on the deepest player pool and most customization around. For more rankings, check out Eric’s Top-400 Prospect Rankings or Chris Clegg’s Top-500 OBP Dynasty Rankings, and make sure to check out the Fantrax Toolshed Podcast for more dynasty talk!

Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings

Updated: 5/16/2022

RankPlayerPos.TeamAgePrev
1Juan SotoOFWSH23.61
2Ronald Acuna Jr.OFATL24.52
3Fernando Tatis Jr.SS,OFSDP23.43
4Bo BichetteSSTOR24.34
5Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1BTOR23.26
6Trea Turner2B,SSLAD28.95
7Shohei OhtaniUT,PLAA27.97
8Bryce HarperOFPHI29.68
9Kyle TuckerOFHOU25.49
10Luis RobertOFCHW24.811
11Wander FrancoSSTBR21.312
12Jose Ramirez3BCLE29.710
13Mike TroutOFLAA30.813
14Yordan AlvarezOFHOU2518
15Rafael Devers3BBOS25.614
16Corbin BurnesSPMIL27.616
17Ozzie Albies2BATL25.417
18Manny Machado3BSDP29.922
19Bobby Witt Jr.3B,SSKCR2220
20Julio RodriguezOFSEA21.424
21Aaron JudgeOFNYY30.126
22Gerrit ColeSPNYY31.821
23Mookie BettsOFLAD29.715
24Freddie Freeman1BLAD32.719
25Walker BuehlerSPLAD27.923
26Byron BuxtonOFMIN28.553
27Brandon WoodruffSPMIL29.325
28Xander BogaertsSSBOS29.727
29Shane McClanahanSPTBR25.180
30Jazz Chisholm Jr.2B,SSMIA24.472
31Cedric MullinsOFBAL27.734
32Pete Alonso1BNYM27.536
33Tim AndersonSSCHW2937
34Matt Olson1BATL28.232
35Julio UriasSPLAD25.839
36Teoscar HernandezOFTOR29.728
37Alek ManoahSPTOR24.462
38Austin Riley3BATL25.240
39Joe MusgroveSPSDP29.563
40Dylan CeaseSPCHW26.473
41Sandy AlcantaraSPMIA26.830
42Lucas GiolitoSPCHW27.951
43Shane BieberSPCLE2735
44Nick CastellanosOFPHI30.355
45Carlos RodonSPSFG29.5101
46Trevor Story2B,SSBOS29.631
47Aaron NolaSPPHI2948
48Alex Bregman3BHOU28.250
49Francisco LindorSSNYM28.644
50Zack WheelerSPPHI3243
51Nolan Arenado3BSTL31.267
52Jacob deGromSPNYM3438
53George SpringerOFTOR32.770
54Freddy PeraltaSPMIL2645
55Corey SeagerSSTEX28.133
56Corbin CarrollOFARI21.8122
57Kevin GausmanSPTOR31.4111
58Adley RutschmanCBAL24.369
59Logan WebbSPSFG25.646
60Max FriedSPATL28.478
61Will SmithCLAD27.166
62Riley GreeneOFDET21.761
63Eloy JimenezOFCHW25.541
64Logan GilbertSPSEA25.1130
65Starling MarteOFNYM33.749
66Max ScherzerSPNYM37.958
67Andrew Vaughn1B,OFCHW24.2104
68CJ AbramsSS,OFSDP21.779
69Jose Altuve2BHOU32.181
70Jonathan India2BCIN25.576
71Willy AdamesSSMIL26.893
72Spencer Torkelson1BDET22.865
73Tyler O'NeillOFSTL2747
74Javier Baez2B,SSDET29.560
75Ketel Marte2B,OFARI28.754
76Carlos CorreaSSMIN27.757
77Christian YelichOFMIL30.5106
78Randy ArozarenaOFTBR27.352
79Shane BazSPTBR2387
80Giancarlo StantonOFNYY32.694
81Robert Hassell IIIOFSDP20.8117
82Frankie MontasSPOAK29.298
83Zac GallenSPARI26.999
84Paul Goldschmidt1BSTL34.890
85Brandon Lowe2B,OFTBR27.964
86Marcus Semien2B,SSTEX31.742
87Jarred KelenicOFSEA22.929
88Oneil CruzSSPIT23.7102
89Noelvi MarteSSSEA20.671
90Grayson RodriguezSPBAL22.6105
91Daulton VarshoC,OFARI25.9100
92Anthony VolpeSSNYY21.174
93Jack FlahertySPSTL26.791
94Bryan ReynoldsOFPIT27.459
95Tyler GlasnowSPTBR28.896
96Luis CastilloSPCIN29.582
97C.J. Cron1BCOL32.4157
98Salvador PerezCKCR32.185
99Dustin MaySPLAD24.8118
100George KirbySPSEA24.3145
101Josh HaderRPMIL28.2107
102J.D. MartinezOFBOS34.897
103Jorge Polanco2B,SSMIN28.988
104Chris SaleSPBOS33.268
105Trevor RogersSPMIA24.656
106Seiya SuzukiOFCHC27.8152
107J.T. RealmutoC,1BPHI31.295
108Robbie RaySPSEA30.786
109Kris Bryant1B,3B,OFCOL30.483
110Ty France1B,2BSEA27.9170
111Luis SeverinoSPNYY28.3126
112Whit Merrifield2B,OFKCR33.477
113Michael KopechSPCHW26.1142
114Josh Bell1B,OFWSH29.8146
115Tommy Edman2B,SS,OFSTL27.1162
116Pablo LopezSPMIA26.3158
117Anthony Rendon3BLAA32123
118Alek ThomasOFARI22.1137
119Lance LynnSPCHW35.1115
120Triston Casas1BBOS22.4153
121Cody BellingerOFLAD26.992
122Jared Walsh1B,OFLAA28.9131
123Jesse WinkerOFSEA28.884
124Daniel EspinoSPCLE21.4226
125Jesus LuzardoSPMIA24.7171
126Jeremy PenaSSHOU24.7403
127Dansby SwansonSSATL28.3112
128Max Muncy1B,2B,3BLAD31.8109
129Ian AndersonSPATL24.1120
130Jake Cronenworth1B,2B,SSSDP28.4103
131Blake SnellSPSDP29.5124
132Jose BerriosSPTOR2889
133Luis Garcia (HOU)SPHOU25.5151
134Ryan Mountcastle1B,OFBAL25.3138
135Ke'Bryan Hayes3BPIT25.4129
136Josh LoweOFTBR24.3108
137Ramon LaureanoOFOAK27.9155
138Yoan Moncada3BCHW27139
139Ian HappOFCHC27.8168
140Alex Kirilloff1B,OFMIN24.675
141Zac VeenOFCOL20.5134
142Marco LucianoSSSFG20.7161
143Brandon MarshOFLAA24.5163
144Liam HendriksRPCHW33.3147
145Jordan Walker3BSTL20166
146Chris BassittSPNYM33.3167
147Royce LewisSSMIN23300
148Joe RyanSPMIN26185
149Josh Jung3BTEX24.3141
150Mitch HanigerOFSEA31.5127
151Andrew BenintendiOFKCR27.9195
152Kyle Schwarber1B,OFPHI29.3133
153Jesus SanchezOFMIA24.7182
154Max MeyerSPMIA23.2174
155Jose Abreu1BCHW35.4121
156Nathan EovaldiSPBOS32.3178
157DJ LeMahieu1B,2B,3BNYY33.9148
158Rhys Hoskins1BPHI29.2136
159Luis Urias2B,3B,SSMIL25180
160Lourdes Gurriel Jr.1B,OFTOR28.7150
161Garrett WhitlockSP,RPBOS26244
162Nolan Gorman2B,3BSTL22.1196
163Jack LeiterSPTEX22.1169
164Austin MeadowsOFDET27.1116
165Hunter GreeneSPCIN22.8173
166Franmil ReyesOFCLE26.9125
167Taylor WardOFLAA28.5NR
168Patrick SandovalSPLAA25.6204
169Nick LodoloSPCIN24.3176
170Kyle WrightSPATL26.7NR
171Bryson StottSSPHI24.7222
172Vinnie Pasquantino1BKCR24.7224
173Yu DarvishSPSDP35.8140
174Brennen DavisOFCHC22.6110
175Tarik SkubalSPDET25.6211
176Jordan LawlarSSARI19.9205
177Tylor MegillSPNYM26.9290
178Sonny GraySPMIN32.6159
179Nick Gonzales2BPIT23154
180Tyler MahleSPCIN27.7132
181Jo AdellOFLAA23.2128
182Mike ClevingerSPSDP31.5165
183Kahlil WatsonSSMIA19.1198
184Tanner HouckSPBOS25.9164
185Clayton KershawSPLAD34.2210
186Jordan MontgomerySPNYY29.5200
187Alex VerdugoOFBOS26.1149
188Dylan CarlsonOFSTL23.6135
189Luis MatosOFSFG20.4144
190Willson ContrerasCCHC30.1208
191Noah SyndergaardSPLAA29.8202
192Marcelo MayerSSBOS19.5193
193Adalberto Mondesi3B,SSKCR26.9113
194Gleyber Torres2B,SSNYY25.5156
195Ryan McMahon2B,3BCOL27.5181
196Cristian JavierSP,RPHOU25.2278
197Emmanuel ClaseRPCLE24.2175
198Edwin DiazRPNYM28.2225
199Nick Yorke2BBOS20.2172
200Alec Bohm3BPHI25.8190
201Eduardo RodriguezSPDET29.2201
202Framber ValdezSPHOU28.6188
203Joey GalloOFNYY28.6143
204Juan Yepez1B,OFSTL24.3379
205Raisel IglesiasRPLAA32.4235
206Vidal Brujan2B,OFTBR24.3179
207Anthony Rizzo1BNYY32.8221
208Keibert RuizCWSH23.9191
209MacKenzie GoreSPSDP23.3486
210Rowdy Tellez1BMIL27.2305
211Sean ManaeaSPSDP30.4263
212Trent GrishamOFSDP25.6114
213Michael ConfortoOF(N/A)29.3119
214Chris Taylor2B,3B,SS,OFLAD31.8241
215Jose Miranda2B,3B,1BMIN23.9216
216Alejandro KirkCTOR23.6217
217Miguel Vargas3BLAD22.6272
218Reid DetmersSPLAA22.9242
219Eury PerezSPMIA19.1259
220Lance McCullers Jr.SPHOU28.7197
221Pete Crow-ArmstrongOFCHC20.2303
222Yasmani GrandalCCHW33.6184
223Cristian HernandezSSCHC18.5239
224Coby Mayo3BBAL20.5240
225Kenley JansenRPATL34.7276
226Brady HouseSSWSH19237
227Austin HaysOFBAL26.9262
228Gavin Lux2B,SS,OFLAD24.5177
229Aaron AshbySP,RPMIL24215
230Eric LauerSPMIL27365
231Triston McKenzieSPCLE24.9258
232Gabriel MorenoCTOR22.3229
233Myles StrawOFCLE27.6232
234Edward CabreraSPMIA24.2234
235Francisco AlvarezCNYM20.6243
236Michael HarrisOFATL21.3393
237Henry DavisCPIT22.7266
238Connor Joe1B,OFCOL29.8427
239Tony GonsolinSPLAD28.1251
240Eugenio Suarez3B,SSSEA30.9252
241Trey Mancini1B,OFBAL30.2186
242Austin WellsCNYY22.9281
243Marcus StromanSPCHC31.1206
244Gunnar HendersonSSBAL20.9383
245Eduardo Escobar1B,2B,3BNYM33.4246
246Jarren DuranOFBOS25.8194
247Josiah GraySPWSH24.5280
248Adolis GarciaOFTEX29.3192
249Jorge SolerOFATL30.3199
250Roansy ContrerasSPPIT22.6294
251Andy PagesOFLAD21.5257
252MJ MelendezCKCR23.5299
253Trevor LarnachOFMIN25.3248
254Drew RasmussenSPTBR26.9334
255Tyler StephensonC,1BCIN25.8329
256Robbie GrossmanOFDET32.7189
257Amed RosarioSS,OFCLE26.6212
258Jasson DominguezOFNYY19.3253
259Steven KwanOFCLE24.8461
260Harrison BaderOFSTL28297
261Joey WiemerOFMIL23.3296
262Jeff McNeil2B,OFNYM30.2295
263Matt Chapman3BTOR29.1187
264Bobby MillerSPLAD23.2324
265Marcell OzunaOFATL31.6238
266Colton CowserOFBAL22.2267
267Nestor Cortes Jr.SPNYY27.5498
268Brendan Rodgers2B,SSCOL25.8218
269Gavin WilliamsSPCLE22.9436
270Nathaniel Lowe1BTEX26.9231
271Tyler SoderstromCOAK20.5233
272Kyle HarrisonSPSFG20.8366
273Jean Segura2BPHI32.2304
274Andres Gimenez2B,SSCLE23.8466
275Jon GraySPTEX30.6245
276Orelvis MartinezSS,3BTOR20.6247
277Oswald PerazaSSNYY22223
278Nick Pratto1BKCR23.7268
279Brayan RocchioSSCLE21.4283
280Mick AbelSPPHI20.8260
281Jose UrquidySPHOU27.1236
282Matt BrashSPSEA24.1369
283Merrill KellySPARI33.7NR
284Casey MizeSPDET25.1227
285Kyle LewisOFSEA26.9320
286J.P. CrawfordSSSEA27.4456
287Nate PearsonSP,RPTOR25.8207
288Max KeplerOFMIN29.3374
289John MeansSPBAL29.1214
290Sixto SanchezSPMIA23.9220
291Michael Busch2BLAD24.6346
292Mike YastrzemskiOFSFG31.8291
293Hunter RenfroeOFMIL30.4292
294Ezequiel TovarSSCOL20.9491
295Mark CanhaOFNYM33.3293
296Harry FordCSEA19.3319
297Aroldis ChapmanRPNYY34.3298
298Hyun-Jin RyuSPTOR35.2183
299Austin MartinSS,OFMIN23.2254
300Luis PatinoSPTBR22.6209
301Elly De La Cruz3B,SSCIN20.4349
302Carlos CarrascoSPNYM35.2326
303Michael BrantleyOFHOU35.1279
304Avisail GarciaOFMIA31271
305Jhonkensy Noel3B,1BCLE20.9287
306Joey BartCSFG25.5219
307Brandon Belt1BSFG34.1256
308Daniel LynchSPKCR25.6307
309Cade CavalliSPWSH23.8230
310Tommy PhamOFCIN34.3309
311Taj BradleySPTBR21.2355
312Kolten Wong2BMIL31.7269
313Curtis Mead2B,1B,3BTBR21.6397
314Charlie MortonSPATL38.6228
315Matt McLain2B,SSCIN22.8370
316Jameson TaillonSPNYY30.6311
317George ValeraOFCLE21.6312
318Everson PereiraOFNYY21.2314
319Ryan PresslyRPHOU33.5265
320German MarquezSPCOL27.3270
321Jonathan Schoop1B,2BDET30.7275
322Matthew LiberatoreSPSTL22.6401
323Brandon NimmoOFNYM29.2371
324Mitch GarverCTEX31.4313
325Adael AmadorSSCOL19.2NR
326Cal QuantrillSPCLE27.3321
327Brett Baty3BNYM22.6322
328Bailey OberSPMIN26.9359
329Benny MontgomeryOFCOL19.7306
330Ranger SuarezSPPHI26.8249
331DL HallSPBAL23.7362
332Justin VerlanderSPHOU39.3392
333Liover PegueroSSPIT21.4422
334Adam Frazier2B,OFSEA30.5327
335Dane DunningSPTEX27.5420
336Enrique Hernandez2B,OFBOS30.8261
337Pedro LeonOF,SSHOU24328
338Luke Voit1BSDP31.3284
339Andrew PainterSPPHI19.2NR
340Nick Madrigal2BCHC25.3264
341Peyton BattenfieldSPCLE24.8360
342Kyle GibsonSPPHI34.6450
343Dustin Harris3B,1BTEX22.9330
344Wil MyersOFSDP31.5250
345Jackson JobeSPDET19.9358
346Charlie BlackmonOFCOL35.9308
347Alex WoodSPSFG31.4331
348Corey KluberSPTBR36.2332
349Sal FrelickOFMIL22.1333
350Brayan BelloSPBOS23.1NR
351Akil BaddooOFDET23.8160
352Spencer StriderSPATL23.6435
353Matt ManningSPDET24.4325
354Jhoan DuranSPMIN24.4NR
355Diego CartayaCLAD20.8452
356Manuel MargotOFTBR27.7432
357Kevin AlcantaraOFCHC19.9339
358Josh WinderSPMIN25.7NR
359Trey SweeneySSNYY22.1344
360Josh Naylor1B,OFCLE25NR
361Jordan RomanoRPTOR29.1473
362Ronny MauricioSSNYM21.2352
363Garrett MitchellOFMIL23.8277
364Jonathan Aranda1B,2B,3BTBR24444
365Anthony DeSclafaniSPSFG32.1318
366James WoodOFSDP19.7489
367Logan T. AllenSPCLE23.8429
368Bobby Dalbec1BBOS26.9213
369Josh Donaldson3BNYY36.5285
370Stephen StrasburgSPWSH33.9255
371Emerson HancockSPSEA23274
372Devin WilliamsRPMIL27.7335
373Cristhian VaqueroOFWSH17.7380
374JJ BledayOFMIA24.6357
375Caleb KilianSPCHC25448
376Sean MurphyCOAK27.7381
377Jesus Aguilar1BMIA31.9439
378Paul BlackburnSPOAK28.5NR
379Blake WalstonSPARI20.9412
380Yusei KikuchiSPTOR31341
381Brandon WilliamsonSPCIN24.2NR
382Owen Miller1B,2BCLE25.6NR
383Joc PedersonOFSFG30.1NR
384Quinn PriesterSPPIT21.7389
385Brandon CrawfordSSSFG35.4288
386Taijuan WalkerSPNYM29.8373
387Gio Urshela3B,SSMIN30.7361
388Eric Hosmer1BSDP32.6NR
389J.D. Davis3BNYM29.1337
390Miguel Sano1BMIN29.1310
391Eddys LeonardSSLAD21.6367
392Jose BarreroSSCIN24.2385
393Vaughn GrissomSSATL21.4428
394Giovanny GallegosRPSTL30.8353
395Isiah Kiner-FalefaSSNYY27.2348
396Kyle HendricksSPCHC32.5301
397Justin Foscue2B,OFTEX23.3NR
398David BednarRPPIT27.7NR
399Josh Rojas2B,3B,SS,OFARI27.9356
400Masyn WinnSSSTL20.2NR
401Anthony SantanderOFBAL27.6345
402Jeimer Candelario3BDET28.5386
403Cole HenrySPWSH22.9477
404Eddie RosarioOFATL30.7431
405Kyle BradishSPBAL25.7NR
406Roderick AriasSSNYY17.7433
407Cody MorrisSPCLE25.6395
408Brandon Drury2B,3B,OFCIN29.8NR
409Nick PivettaSPBOS29.3394
410Heliot RamosOFSFG22.8376
411Cavan Biggio3B,OFTOR27.2302
412Miles MikolasSPSTL33.8NR
413Santiago Espinal2B,3BTOR27.6NR
414Anthony Garcia1BNYY21.8479
415Gunnar HoglundSPOAK22.5437
416Ryan HelsleyRPSTL27.9NR
417Deyvison De Los Santos3BARI19443
418Justin Turner3BLAD37.6384
419Mark Vientos3BNYM22.5400
420Sheldon Neuse2B,3BOAK27.5NR
421Camilo DovalRPSFG24.9447
422Nico Hoerner2B,SSCHC25.1418
423Jay AllenOFCIN19.5449
424Abraham Toro2B,3BSEA25.5316
425Andrew KittredgeRPTBR32.2NR
426Adam DuvallOFATL33.8323
427Michael KingRPNYY27NR
428Jose RamosOFLAD21.4NR
429Adbert AlzolaySPCHC27.3405
430Pavin Smith1B,OFARI26.3425
431Ceddanne RafaelaOFBOS21.7NR
432Marco GonzalesSPSEA30.3343
433James TriantosSS,3BCHC19.4377
434Aaron CivaleSPCLE27273
435Tyler FreemanSSCLE23.1363
436Heriberto HernandezOFTBR22.5476
437Luisangel AcunaSSTEX20.2445
438Zach PlesacSPCLE27.4336
439Frank Schwindel1BCHC29.9203
440Gabriel AriasSSCLE22.3459
441Luis Garcia2BWSH18.8460
442Cole WinnSPTEX22.5351
443Hedbert PerezOFMIL19.2289
444Connor Norby2BBAL22NR
445Alex ReyesRPSTL27.8406
446Lane ThomasOFWSH26.8282
447Alexander CanarioOFCHC22.1NR
448Steven MatzSPSTL31440
449Victor AcostaSSSDP18497
450Ezequiel DuranSSTEX23NR
451Jairo PomaresOFSFG21.8396
452Randal GrichukOFCOL30.8390
453Matt AllanSPNYM21.1462
454Jordan Groshans3B,SSTOR22.6342
455Matt CanterinoSPMIN24.5463
456Brady SingerSPKCR25.8404
457Blaze Jordan1BBOS19.5391
458Isaiah GreeneOFCLE20.8464
459Craig KimbrelRPLAD34413
460Sam BachmanSPLAA22.7417
461Shea LangeliersCOAK24.6NR
462Asa LacySPKCR23399
463Greg JonesSSTBR24.3375
464Ha-Seong Kim2B,3B,SSSDP26.6NR
465Gary SanchezCMIN29.5407
466Wilman DiazSSLAD18.6426
467Ricky TiedemannLHPTOR19.8NR
468Seth BeerUTARI25.7490
469Luis GilSPNYY24378
470Andrew McCutchenOFMIL35.7368
471Landon KnackSPLAD24.9458
472Evan CarterOFTEX19.8NR
473Mike SorokaSPATL24.8286
474Reginald PreciadoSS,3BCHC19.1317
475Zach EflinSPPHI28.2454
476Jorge Mateo2B,SS,OFBAL27NR
477Zack Gelof3BOAK22.6NR
478Tyler NaquinOFCIN31.1NR
479Edwin ArroyoSSSEA18.8NR
480Nicky LopezSSKCR27.2387
481Lonnie White Jr.RPPIT19.4NR
482Austin HendrickOFCIN21NR
483Denzel ClarkeOFOAK22.1NR
484Moises GomezOFSTL25.3NR
485Esteury RuizOFSDP23.3NR
486James KaprielianSPOAK28.3434
487Josh Smith2BTEX24.8482
488Christian Walker1BARI31.2453
489Raimel TapiaOFTOR28.3354
490Jose SalasSSMIA19.1480
491Clarke SchmidtSPNYY26.3438
492DJ HerzSPCHC21.4485
493Spencer HowardSPTEX25.9338
494Yuli Gurriel1BHOU38372
495Danny JansenCTOR27.2496
496Chad KuhlSPPIT29.7NR
497Hunter Dozier1B,3B,OFKCR30.8NR
498Cesar Hernandez2BWSH32.1488
499Ryan PepiotSPLAD24.8NR
500Emmanuel RodriguezOFMIN19.3NR

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292 Comments
  1. 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.

  2. 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!!!

  3. 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.

  4. Alex Chen says

    Hunter Dozier seems very low

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m not a believer in him longterm.

  5. 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.

  6. AdamH says

    More upside – Kelenic or Luciano?

    Thanks!

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

    K.

    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.

  13. 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)

  14. 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!

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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
    crazyhorse

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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?

  20. 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.

  21. Ken says

    How close is Soto to passing Trout?

    1. Eric Cross says

      They’re not far apart.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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…

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

    RECEIVE
    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.

  25. 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.

  26. 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?

    Thanks,
    Wayne

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  27. 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.

    Thanks
    Wayne

  28. 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.

  29. 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

      Eric,

      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!

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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!

  33. benazzi says

    Great stuff some really good ones

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.

  38. 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.

  39. 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.

  40. 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.

  41. Simon says

    I have a decision to make come 2021 season

    Pick 5 keepers from this bunch standard h2h cat scoring

    Trout
    Harper
    Bregman
    Bellinger
    Gleybor torres
    Bo bichette
    Chris paddock/bauer

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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.

  45. amel benn says

    Thanks for sharing your info

  46. Jay says

    Would you keep Plesac or Burnes for next year?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go Burnes. Higher upside.

  47. 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.

  48. 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
    Bregman
    Luis Robert
    Eloy
    Hiura
    Trea Turner
    Jose Ramirez
    Devers
    Yordan
    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.

  49. Jeremiah says

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

    Tatis Jr.
    Robert
    Huira
    Glasnow
    Gore
    Sale
    Springer
    J. Rodriguez
    Luciano
    Kim
    Greinke

    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.

  50. 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.

  51. 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!

    Ben

    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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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.

  54. 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.

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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)

    Thanks!!

    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).

  59. 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.

  60. 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.

  61. 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.

  62. 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!

  63. 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.

  64. 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!

    Kory

    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.

  65. 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

  66. CD says

    Eric,

    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.

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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.

    Bellinger
    C. Seager
    Meadows
    Snell
    Franmil
    Adell
    Sixto
    Luzardo
    Biggio
    Carlson
    Ian Anderson
    Kelenic
    Gore
    Vaughn
    Kirilloff

    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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

    Thanks!

    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!

  72. Josh says

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

    Trade:

    Harper
    deGrom

    Receive:

    Bichette
    Gore
    Kopech

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  73. 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.

  74. 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!

  75. 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”.

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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

    Thanks

    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!

  79. 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.

  80. 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!

  81. 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

  82. 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).

  83. 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!

  84. 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

  85. 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.

  86. 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!

  87. tassnime says

    thank you.

  88. 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!

  89. 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!

  90. 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.
    hitters
    Soto,J*
    Tatis Jr,F
    Bader,H
    Taylor,C
    Kiermaier,K*
    Castro,H*
    Arraez,L*
    Flores,W
    Segura,J
    Alonso,P
    Anderson,B
    Severino,P
    Robles,V
    Garver,M
    Munoz,Y

    pitchers
    Brault,S*
    Clippard,T
    May,T
    Hudson,D
    Means,J*
    Soroka,M
    Corbin,P*
    Pagan,E
    Perez,M*
    Boyd,M*
    Fry,P*
    Fiers,M
    Desclafani,A

  91. Michael says

    You like baddoo or kiriloff better for the future??

    1. Eric Cross says

      Definitely Kirilloff

  92. David says

    Did you forget Willie Calhoun? #PoorWillie

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s #410

  93. 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.

    Hassell
    Marsh
    Michael Harris
    Duran
    PCA
    Josiah Gray
    SWR

    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!

  94. 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.

  95. 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?

  96. 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

  97. 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.

  98. 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!

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. John says

    no Jon Gray? He’s really good

    1. Eric Cross says

      He just missed last time. Is in currently.

  102. 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

    SPs
    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.

  103. 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.,

  104. 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.
    Batters:

    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)
    GSanchez
    Tyler Soderstrom (just Added)

    Pitchers:
    J DeGromm (just added)
    ZWheeler
    JFlaherty (just added)
    YuDarvish
    LCastillo
    Lance Lynn (just added)
    E Hancock
    SSTrasburg
    Triston McKenzie (Just Added
    Aaron civale (Just Added)
    McGhee

    4 NA spots and 2 IR spots.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. 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.

  108. 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

      Glasnow?

      1. Eric Cross says

        He’s at 102

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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

        Thanks!

      2. Fred T. says

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

  112. Fred T. says

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

  113. 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.

  114. 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,

    Brett

    1. Eric Cross says

      Odd man out is Jose Abreu for me.

  115. Dave says

    I can not find 3b Kyle Seager.

    1. Eric Cross says

      He retired.

  116. 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!

    Zack

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. 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.

  120. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

  123. 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

  124. 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.

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