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Top-500 Fantasy Baseball Dynasty Rankings: September 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.

As a reminder, prospect placement in these rankings will not 100% coincide with how they rank in my prospect rankings. These dynasty rankings factor in proximity and immediate/short-term value and production more than my prospect rankings do.

The Shohei Ohtani Rankings

Dual Eligibility, Daily Lineups: 1st

Dual Eligibility, Weekly Lineups: 1st

Hitter Only: 15th

Pitcher Only: 45th

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: 9/12/2022

RankPlayerPos.TeamAgePrev
1Shohei OhtaniUT,PLAA28.33
2Juan SotoOFSDP23.91
3Julio RodriguezOFSEA21.85
4Ronald Acuna Jr.OFATL24.82
5Fernando Tatis Jr.SS,OFSDP23.84
6Trea Turner2B,SSLAD29.36
7Kyle TuckerOFHOU25.79
8Bobby Witt Jr.3B,SSKCR22.311
9Aaron JudgeOFNYY30.414
10Bryce HarperOFPHI308
11Yordan AlvarezOFHOU25.310
12Jose Ramirez3BCLE30.17
13Vladimir Guerrero Jr.1BTOR23.612
14Mookie BettsOFLAD3019
15Mike TroutOFLAA31.223
16Rafael Devers3BBOS2613
17Bo BichetteSSTOR24.615
18Corbin BurnesSPMIL2817
19Shane McClanahanSPTBR25.418
20Austin Riley3BATL25.522
21Manny Machado3BSDP30.321
22Luis RobertOFCHW25.216
23Sandy AlcantaraSPMIA27.128
24Wander FrancoSSTBR21.620
25Dylan CeaseSPCHW26.824
26Corbin CarrollOFARI22.141
27Freddie Freeman1BLAD33.127
28Michael Harris IIOFATL21.658
29Gerrit ColeSPNYY32.126
30Pete Alonso1BNYM27.825
31Julio UriasSPLAD26.233
32Ozzie Albies2BATL25.730
33Brandon WoodruffSPMIL29.731
34Zac GallenSPARI27.293
35Francisco LindorSSNYM28.937
36Aaron NolaSPPHI29.340
37Jazz Chisholm Jr.2B,SSMIA24.729
38Nolan Arenado3BSTL31.543
39Jacob deGromSPNYM34.344
40Alek ManoahSPTOR24.736
41Eloy JimenezOFCHW25.950
42Carlos RodonSPSFG29.846
43Randy ArozarenaOFTBR27.656
44Spencer StriderSPATL23.977
45Xander BogaertsSSBOS3032
46Max FriedSPATL28.749
47Matt Olson1BATL28.534
48Shane BieberSPCLE27.452
49Gunnar HendersonSS,3BBAL21.399
50Paul Goldschmidt1BSTL35.153
51Adley RutschmanCBAL24.766
52Cedric Mullins IIOFBAL2860
53Tim AndersonSSCHW29.335
54Vinnie Pasquantino1BKCR2597
55Corey SeagerSSTEX28.439
56Jose Altuve2BHOU32.462
57Zack WheelerSPPHI32.438
58Alex Bregman3BHOU28.581
59Teoscar HernandezOFTOR3045
60Marcus Semien2B,SSTEX32.163
61Trevor Story2B,SSBOS29.965
62Riley GreeneOFDET2251
63Will SmithCLAD27.571
64Dansby SwansonSSATL28.747
65Freddy PeraltaSPMIL26.364
66Anthony VolpeSSNYY21.470
67Byron BuxtonOFMIN28.857
68George KirbySPSEA24.783
69Andrew Vaughn1B,OFCHW24.575
70Dustin MaySPLAD25.182
71Luis SeverinoSPNYY28.679
72Vaughn GrissomSS,2BATL21.7342
73Kevin GausmanSPTOR31.869
74George SpringerOFTOR33.161
75Elly De La Cruz3B,SSCIN20.784
76Joe MusgroveSPSDP29.848
77Andres Gimenez2B,SSCLE24.1115
78Logan WebbSPSFG25.954
79Alejandro KirkCTOR23.994
80Ketel Marte2B,OFARI2955
81Walker BuehlerSPLAD28.242
82Nathaniel Lowe1BTEX27.3280
83Tyler GlasnowSPTBR29.187
84C.J. AbramsSS,OFWAS2276
85Starling MarteOFNYM3472
86Max ScherzerSPNYM38.290
87Luis CastilloSPSEA29.895
88Bryan ReynoldsOFPIT27.792
89Shane BazSPTBR23.374
90Nestor Cortes Jr.SPNYY27.898
91Jordan LawlarSSARI20.2101
92Oneil CruzSSPIT2488
93Daulton VarshoC,OFARI26.3113
94Tommy Edman2B,SS,OFSTL27.4100
95Carlos CorreaSSMIN2891
96Ty France1B,2BSEA28.278
97Nick CastellanosOFPHI30.6104
98Jose Miranda2B,3B,1BMIN24.3132
99Frankie MontasSPNYY29.559
100Robbie RaySPSEA31106
101Logan GilbertSPSEA25.467
102J.T. RealmutoC,1BPHI31.6108
103Framber ValdezSPHOU28.9158
104Jordan Walker3BSTL20.4112
105Willy AdamesSSMIL27.1111
106Kyle WrightSPATL27118
107Miguel Vargas3BLAD22.9127
108Tony GonsolinSPLAD28.4136
109Josh Jung3BTEX24.6141
110Jeremy PenaSSHOU2568
111C.J. Cron1BCOL32.889
112Tyler O'NeillOFSTL27.3135
113Grayson RodriguezSPBAL22.9103
114Kris Bryant1B,3B,OFCOL30.8116
115Pablo LopezSPMIA26.680
116Spencer Torkelson1BDET23.1107
117Blake SnellSPSDP29.8133
118Jackson ChourioOFMIL18.6185
119Triston McKenzieSPCLE25.2164
120Luis Garcia (HOU)SPHOU25.8119
121Christian YelichOFMIL30.8121
122Seiya SuzukiOFCHC28.1123
123Cristian JavierSP,RPHOU25.596
124Jonathan India2BCIN25.886
125Ian HappOFCHC28.2134
126Clayton KershawSPLAD34.6155
127Jose Abreu1BCHW35.7137
128Giancarlo StantonOFNYY32.9105
129Nick LodoloSPCIN24.7163
130Ezequiel TovarSSCOL21.2114
131Jack FlahertySPSTL27140
132Adolis GarciaOFTEX29.6169
133Josh Bell1B,OFSDP30.173
134Edwin DiazRPNYM28.5142
135James WoodOFWAS20229
136Jesus LuzardoSPMIA25145
137Rhys Hoskins1BPHI29.6146
138Lucas GiolitoSPCHW28.2110
139Brandon Lowe2B,OFTBR28.3102
140Triston Casas1BBOS22.7162
141Tarik SkubalSPDET25.9120
142Lance LynnSPCHW35.4197
143Ryan Mountcastle1B,OFBAL25.6131
144Robert Hassell IIIOFWAS21.185
145Marcelo MayerSSBOS19.8139
146J.D. MartinezOFBOS35.1122
147Chris SaleSPBOS33.5149
148Josh HaderRPSDP28.5109
149Noelvi MarteSSCIN21125
150Kyle Schwarber1B,OFPHI29.6150
151Daniel EspinoSPCLE21.7130
152Michael KopechSPCHW26.4138
153Colton CowserOFBAL22.5230
154Joe RyanSPMIN26.3153
155Francisco AlvarezCNYM20.9154
156Eury PerezSPMIA19.5157
157Alex Kirilloff1B,OFMIN24.9117
158Taj BradleySPTBR21.5160
159Pete Crow-ArmstrongOFCHC20.5173
160Hunter GreeneSPCIN23.2165
161MacKenzie GoreSPWAS23.6143
162Druw JonesOFARI18.9166
163Chris BassittSPNYM33.6167
164Willson ContrerasCCHC30.4170
165Justin VerlanderSPHOU39.6213
166Rowdy Tellez1BMIL27.6175
167Marco LucianoSSSFG21.1156
168Salvador PerezCKCR32.4176
169Ricky TiedemannLHPTOR20.1254
170Gleyber Torres2B,SSNYY25.8124
171DJ LeMahieu1B,2B,3BNYY34.2147
172Royce LewisSSMIN23.3128
173Adalberto Mondesi3B,SSKCR27.2179
174Drew RasmussenSPTBR27.2244
175Nico Hoerner2B,SSCHC25.4181
176Gavin Lux2B,SS,OFLAD24.9182
177Masyn WinnSSSTL20.5248
178Reid DetmersSPLAA23.2183
179Javier Baez2B,SSDET29.8159
180Ke'Bryan Hayes3BPIT25.7161
181Emmanuel ClaseRPCLE24.6186
182Zac VeenOFCOL20.8151
183Jordan MontgomerySPSTL29.8188
184MJ MelendezCKCR23.9190
185Alek ThomasOFARI22.4129
186Edward CabreraSPMIA24.5216
187Elijah GreenOFWAS18.8191
188Andrew BenintendiOFNYY28.3171
189Jon GraySPTEX30.9194
190Andrew PainterSPPHI19.5286
191Christian Walker1BARI31.5431
192Lance McCullers Jr.SPHOU29199
193Tyler MahleSPMIN28168
194Kyle Manzardo1BTBR22.2448
195Yu DarvishSPSDP36.1203
196Liam HendriksRPCHW33.7204
197Jake McCarthyOFARI25.2NR
198Bryson StottSSPHI25224
199Hunter BrownSPHOU24.1353
200Kyle HarrisonSPSFG21.1223
201Roansy ContrerasSPPIT22.9202
202Anthony Rizzo1BNYY33.2205
203Josh LoweOFTBR24.7206
204Nolan Gorman2B,3BSTL22.4174
205Raisel IglesiasRPLAA32.8211
206Amed RosarioSS,OFCLE26.9212
207Christopher Morel2B,3B,OFCHC23.3148
208Sonny GraySPMIN32.9218
209Alec Bohm3BPHI26.2220
210Lourdes Gurriel Jr.1B,OFTOR29201
211Cody BellingerOFLAD27.2189
212Jake Cronenworth1B,2B,SSSDP28.7144
213Taylor WardOFLAA28.8178
214Jeffrey SpringsSPTBR30296
215Evan CarterOFTEX20.1285
216Ramon LaureanoOFOAK28.2177
217Aaron AshbySP,RPMIL24.4193
218Jesse WinkerOFSEA29.1187
219Nathan EovaldiSPBOS32.6184
220Nick Gonzales2BPIT23.4234
221Mike ClevingerSPSDP31.8192
222Anthony Rendon3BLAA32.3210
223Jorge Polanco2B,SSMIN29.3152
224Mitch HanigerOFSEA31.8195
225Eric LauerSPMIL27.3225
226Steven KwanOFCLE25.1333
227Max Muncy1B,2B,3BLAD32.1268
228William ContrerasCATL24.8292
229Esteury RuizOFMIL23.6217
230Jose BerriosSPTOR28.4196
231Alex VerdugoOFBOS26.4255
232Gavin WilliamsSPCLE23.2239
233Brennen DavisOFCHC22.9240
234Ceddanne RafaelaOFBOS22241
235Joey WiemerOFMIL23.6236
236Jarred KelenicOFSEA23.2126
237Curtis Mead2B,1B,3BTBR21.9243
238Yoan Moncada3BCHW27.4208
239George ValeraOFCLE21.9278
240Austin HaysOFBAL27.3228
241Brendan Rodgers2B,SSCOL26.2221
242Austin MeadowsOFDET27.4246
243Justin SteeleSPCHC27.2NR
244Matt Chapman3BTOR29.4226
245Jasson DominguezOFNYY19.7294
246Brady SingerSPKCR26.2303
247Tyler StephensonC,1BCIN26.1249
248Luis Urias2B,3B,SSMIL25.3172
249Michael ConfortoOF(N/A)29.6214
250Josiah GraySPWSH24.8227
251Brayan RocchioSSCLE21.7266
252Tyler SoderstromC,1BOAK20.9252
253Trey Mancini1B,OFHOU30.6258
254Jackson HollidaySSBAL18.8260
255Garrett WhitlockSP,RPBOS26.3259
256Brayan BelloSPBOS23.4277
257Joc PedersonOFSFG30.5307
258Tyler AndersonSPLAD32.8261
259Termarr Johnson2BPIT18.3262
260Franmil ReyesOFCHC27.3207
261Juan Yepez1B,OFSTL24.6198
262Kenley JansenRPATL35263
263Josh Rojas2B,3B,SS,OFARI28.3360
264Endy RodriguezCPIT22.4NR
265Jeff McNeil2B,OFNYM30.5308
266Tink HenceRHPSTL20.2456
267Dylan CarlsonOFSTL24200
268Yainer DiazCHOU24NR
269Jean Segura2BPHI32.6281
270Jose UrquidySPHOU27.4318
271Adael AmadorSSCOL19.5257
272Patrick SandovalSPLAA26256
273Ryan HelsleyRPSTL28.2340
274Ryan McMahon2B,3BCOL27.8274
275Oswald PerazaSSNYY22.3329
276Josh Naylor1B,OFCLE25.3232
277Alexander CanarioOFCHC22.4386
278Harry FordCSEA19.6306
279Kevin AlcantaraOFCHC20.2270
280Anthony SantanderOFBAL28365
281Gabriel MorenoCTOR22.6222
282Austin WellsCNYY23.2245
283Emmanuel RodriguezOFMIN19.6314
284Jesus SanchezOFMIA25215
285Trevor RogersSPMIA24.9272
286Luis Garcia2BWSH22.4322
287Tylor MegillSPNYM27.2231
288Harrison BaderOFNYY28.3265
289Max MeyerSPMIA23.6250
290Noah SyndergaardSPLAA30.1238
291Eugenio Suarez3B,SSSEA31.2279
292Hunter RenfroeOFMIL30.7311
293Sean MurphyCOAK28385
294Whit Merrifield2B,OFKCR33.7180
295Sal FrelickOFMIL22.5331
296Tanner HouckSPBOS26.3264
297Keibert RuizCWSH24.2242
298Chase DeLauterOFCLE21282
299Alex CobbSPSFG35321
300Andy PagesOFLAD21.8247
301Dustin HarrisOF,1BTEX23.2273
302Sean ManaeaSPSDP30.7235
303Gavin StoneSPLAD24323
304Brandon Drury2B,3B,OFSDP30.1287
305Luis MatosOFSFG20.7325
306Charlie MortonSPATL38.9288
307Nick Yorke2BBOS20.5289
308Brandon MarshOFLAA24.8267
309Bo NaylorCCLE22.6453
310Taijuan WalkerSPNYM30.2291
311Jo AdellOFLAA23.5276
312Diego CartayaCLAD21.1379
313Brady HouseSSWSH19.3219
314Mick AbelSPPHI21.1293
315Lars NootbaarOFSTL25.1NR
316Ian AndersonSPATL24.4269
317Bobby MillerSPLAD23.5295
318Brett Baty3BNYM22.9297
319Luis Arraez2B,3B,OFMIN25.5298
320Matt McLain2B,SSCIN23.2299
321Jonathan Aranda1B,2B,3BTBR24.4302
322Henry DavisCPIT23275
323Gavin CrossOFKCR21.6407
324Jake FraleyOFCIN27.4NR
325Brandon NimmoOFNYM29.5304
326Merrill KellySPARI34382
327Coby Mayo3BBAL20.8253
328Luke Voit1BSDP31.6305
329Cristian HernandezSSCHC18.8237
330Michael Busch2BLAD24.9251
331Trent GrishamOFSDP25.9283
332Lane ThomasOFWSH27.1472
333Blaze Jordan1BBOS19.8336
334Luisangel AcunaSSTEX20.6320
335Nick Pratto1BKCR24284
336Kolten Wong2BMIL32324
337Jack LeiterSPTEX22.5326
338Vidal Brujan2B,OFTBR24.7233
339Devin WilliamsRPMIL28328
340Edwin ArroyoSSCIN19.1316
341Carlos CarrascoSPNYM35.6330
342Michael Massey2BKCR24.5356
343Marcus StromanSPCHC31.4310
344Jameson TaillonSPNYY30.9313
345Jackson JobeSPDET20.2346
346Jarren DuranOFBOS26.1209
347John MeansSPBAL29.5335
348Ranger SuarezSPPHI27.1380
349Pedro LeonOF,SSHOU24.4338
350Cade CavalliSPWSH24.1339
351Cam CollierSS,3BCIN17.9357
352Miguel BleisOFBOS18.6NR
353DL HallSPBAL24309
354Eduardo Escobar1B,2B,3BNYM33.8347
355Marcell OzunaOFATL31.9315
356Braxton GarrettSPMIA25.2498
357Jordan WestburgSSBAL23.6348
358Clay HolmesRPNYY29.5349
359Warming Bernabel3BCOL20.3350
360Miles MikolasSPSTL34.1352
361Joey Meneses1BWAS30.4NR
362Eduardo RodriguezSPDET29.5300
363Gabriel GonzalezOFSEA18.5398
364Aaron ZavalaOFTEX22.3NR
365Ryan PresslyRPHOU33.8354
366Christian Encarnacion-Strand1BMIN22.8477
367Yasmani GrandalCCHW33.9271
368Jhoan DuranRPMIN24.7358
369Trey SweeneySSNYY22.4359
370Tommy PhamOFBOS34.6361
371Andrew HeaneySPLAD31.3NR
372David PetersonSPNYM27.1406
373Jhonkensy Noel3B,1BCLE21.2364
374Liover PegueroSSPIT21.8366
375Mike SorokaSPATL25.2452
376Benny MontgomeryOFCOL20.1368
377Everson PereiraOFNYY21.5369
378Cristhian VaqueroOFWSH18.1334
379Casey MizeSPDET25.4374
380Mark Vientos3BNYM22.8375
381Wil MyersOFSDP31.8376
382Connor Norby2BBAL22.3NR
383Spencer JonesOFNYY21.4NR
384Seth BrownOFOAK30.2NR
385Mark CanhaOFNYM33.6377
386Colson Montgomery3B,SSCHW20.6413
387Ross StriplingSPTOR32.9NR
388Jacob Berry1B.3BMIA21.4414
389Matt BrashSPSEA24.4378
390Orelvis MartinezSS,3BTOR20.9344
391Kevin ParadaCNYM21.2446
392Deyvison De Los Santos3BARI19.3362
393Manuel MargotOFTBR28384
394Oscar ColasOFCHW24.1NR
395German MarquezSPCOL27.6387
396Max KeplerOFMIN29.7337
397Cal QuantrillSPCLE27.7399
398David BednarRPPIT28388
399Quinn PriesterSPPIT22.1389
400Jorge Mateo2B,SS,OFBAL27.3NR
401Kyle LewisOFSEA27.2301
402Joey GalloOFLAD28.9332
403Aaron CivaleSPCLE27.3NR
404Luis PatinoSPTBR22.9373
405Trevor LarnachOFMIN25.6341
406Jordan RomanoRPTOR29.5391
407Carson WilliamsSSTBR19.3394
408Logan O'HoppeCLAA22.7NR
409Cole HenrySPWSH23.2312
410Gavin Sheets1BCHW26.5NR
411Josh WinderSPMIN26395
412Randal GrichukOFCOL31.2NR
413Ken WaldichukSPNYY24.7451
414Jon Berti2B,3B,OFMIA32.7355
415Elvis AndrusSSOAK34.1NR
416Gio Urshela3B,SSMIN31396
417Corey KluberSPTBR36.5397
418Junior CamineroINFTBR19.3NR
419Shea LangeliersCOAK24.9401
420Zack Gelof3BOAK23403
421Michael Toglia1BCOL24.1NR
422Bubba ThompsonOFTEX24.3NR
423Thairo Estrada2B,SS,OFSFG26.6NR
424Chris Taylor2B,3B,SS,OFLAD32.1317
425Jorge SolerOFATL30.6319
426Angel MartinezSSCLE20.7NR
427Edmundo Sosa2B,SSSTL26.6NR
428Matt ManningSPDET24.7411
429Tanner BibeeSPCLE23.6NR
430Nick Gordon2B/SS/OFMIN27NR
431Alex RamirezOFNYM19.7412
432Cal RaleighCSEA25.9NR
433Ezequiel DuranSSTEX23.4290
434Alex WoodSPSFG31.7367
435Ronny MauricioSSNYM21.5392
436Isiah Kiner-FalefaSSNYY27.5415
437Owen WhiteSPTEX23.2430
438Enrique Hernandez2B,OFBOS31.1416
439Alec BurlesonOFSTL23.9417
440Elehuris Montero3BCOL24.1NR
441Ha-Seong Kim2B,3B,SSSDP27494
442Avisail GarciaOFMIA31.3370
443Roderick AriasSSNYY18.1419
444Gunnar HoglundSPOAK22.8420
445Nick PivettaSPBOS29.6422
446Yiddi CappeSSMIA20.1NR
447Andres MunozRPSEA23.7NR
448Jay AllenOFCIN19.9423
449Justin Turner3BLAD37.9455
450Kahlil WatsonSSMIA19.5363
451Anthony Garcia1BNYY22.1425
452Nelson VelazquezOFCHC23.8427
453Kyle GibsonSPPHI35428
454Emerson HancockSPSEA23.4372
455Ryan PepiotSPLAD25.1468
456Jeimer Candelario3BDET28.9432
457Dane DunningSPTEX27.8434
458Tyler NaquinOFNYM31.5466
459Jurickson Profar1B,2B,OFSDP29.6491
460Matthew LiberatoreSPSTL22.9371
461James TriantosSS,3BCHC19.7438
462Jace Jung2BDET22439
463Leody TaverasOFTEX24.1440
464Victor AcostaSSSDP18.3442
465Charlie BlackmonOFCOL36.3343
466Yandy Diaz1B,3BTBR31.2NR
467Oscar GonzalezOFCLE24.7NR
468Lazaro MontesOFSEA18444
469Spencer SteerINFCIN24.8NR
470Garrett MitchellOFMIL24.1NR
471Eddie RosarioOFATL31447
472Eguy Rosario2B/3B/SSSDP23.1449
473Kerry CarpenterOFDET25.1NR
474Tony Kemp2B,OFOAK30.9NR
475Dylan LeskoRHPSDP19.1475
476Michael BrantleyOFHOU35.4402
477Trayce ThompsonOFLAD31.6NR
478Jackson MerrillSSSDP19.5NR
479Bryce MillerRHPSEA24.1NR
480Brock PorterRHPTEX19.3NR
481Owen CaissieOFCHC20.2436
482Nick SenzelOFCIN27.3390
483Kyle Farmer3B,SSCIN32.1458
484Mitch KellerSPPIT26.5459
485Justin CrawfordOFPHI18.7460
486Brooks LeeSSMIN21.6462
487Andrew McCutchenOFMIL36495
488Justin Foscue2B,OFTEX23.6464
489Brandon PfaadtSPARI24NR
490Joey BartCSFG25.8NR
491Patrick Wisdom1B,3B,OFCHC31.1481
492JJ BledayOFMIA24.9426
493Tyrone TaylorOFMIL28.7NR
494Travis d'ArnaudCATL33.7NR
495Lonnie White Jr.RPPIT19.8471
496Cole IrvinSPOAK28.7473
497Dean KremerSPBAL26.7NR
498Drew GilbertOFHOU22NR
499Zach NetoSSLAA21.7NR
500Jett WilliamsSSNYM18.9NR

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319 Comments
  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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
    Jwendle
    PWisdom
    Dean Kremers
    DRobertson
    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.

  4. John says

    Um……Thairo?

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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?

    Bichette

    Or

    Ohtani (SP only)
    Andrew Vaughn

  9. Chris Shoemaker says

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

    1. Eric Cross says

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. Zachary says

    Roansey for Austin Hays. Thoughts?

    1. Eric Cross says

      Fair given team need.

  16. 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.

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. Dave says

    I can not find 3b Kyle Seager.

    1. Eric Cross says

      He retired.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. Fred T. says

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

  29. 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

  30. 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.

  31. 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.

  32. 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

  33. 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.

  34. 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.

  35. 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.

  36. 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.

  37. 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.,

  38. 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.

  39. John says

    no Jon Gray? He’s really good

    1. Eric Cross says

      He just missed last time. Is in currently.

  40. 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.

  41. 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.

  42. 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!

  43. 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.

  44. 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

  45. 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?

  46. 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.

  47. 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!

  48. David says

    Did you forget Willie Calhoun? #PoorWillie

    1. Eric Cross says

      He’s #410

  49. Michael says

    You like baddoo or kiriloff better for the future??

    1. Eric Cross says

      Definitely Kirilloff

  50. 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

  51. 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!

  52. 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!

  53. tassnime says

    thank you.

  54. 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!

  55. 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.

  56. 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

  57. 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!

  58. 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).

  59. 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

  60. 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!

  61. 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.

  62. 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!

  63. 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.

  64. 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.

  65. 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”.

  66. 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!

  67. 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.

  68. 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.

  69. 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!

  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. 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.

  72. 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.

  73. 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.

  74. 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.

  75. 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

  76. 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.

  77. 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.

  78. 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!

  79. 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.

  80. 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.

  81. 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.

  82. 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).

  83. 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.

  84. 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.

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.

  88. 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.

  89. 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.

  90. 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.

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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.

  94. Jay says

    Would you keep Plesac or Burnes for next year?

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’d go Burnes. Higher upside.

  95. amel benn says

    Thanks for sharing your info

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. 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

  99. 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.

  100. 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.

  101. 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.

  102. 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.

  103. 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.

  104. 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.

  105. 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.

  106. 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.

  107. benazzi says

    Great stuff some really good ones

  108. 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!

  109. 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.

  110. 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.

  111. 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!

  112. 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.

  113. 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

  114. 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.

  115. 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.

  116. 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.

  117. 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.

  118. 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.

  119. Ken says

    How close is Soto to passing Trout?

    1. Eric Cross says

      They’re not far apart.

  120. 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.

  121. 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?

  122. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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.

  125. 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.

  126. 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!

  127. 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)

  128. 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.

  129. 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.

  130. 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.

  131. 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.

  132. 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.

  133. 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.

  134. 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.

  135. 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.

  136. Alex Chen says

    Hunter Dozier seems very low

    1. Eric Cross says

      I’m not a believer in him longterm.

  137. 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.

  138. 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!!!

  139. 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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