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Top 400 Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 15-Team Leagues

I’ve been putting this off and putting this off. We started pumping out content for our 2019 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit on New Year’s Day, but with so many free agents yet to sign, I’d held off on my Top 400. Now the Super Bowl is in the rearview and more eyes are turning to baseball. It’s time for my 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings. Damned be the free agents!

If you haven’t yet, please also check out my AL-Only and NL-Only Rankings. Of course there’s going to be a lot of updating with those as players are added to the player pool. All these free agents will be signing somewhere (I think) so hopefully the updates won’t be huge. There are a few teams with open closers situations, so those may be the most impactful signings I’ll have to watch. Either way check back regulary as I’ll update all these rankings weekly if needed.


The Super Bowl is history and it’s time to start thinking fantasy baseball. Leagues are already forming at Fantrax.com, so head on over and start or join a league today.


About My Fantasy Baseball Rankings

My rankings are strictly derived from the projections I have completed for each player. When things don’t look quite right to me, I’ll take a second look at the projections, but in the end, if the projections are solid, the ranking stays.

Though these rankings could be used for smaller mixed leagues, they are optimized for 15-team leagues. This means they are reliant on positional requirements. I built the player pool by selecting my top 30 catchers, my top 15 first basemen and so on down through each position. I used the standard positional alignment with 2 C, 1 1B, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 SS, 1 MIF, 1 CNR, 5 OF, 1 UT, and 9 P.

This positional configuration leads to 345 players drafted (15 X 23). I added on my next 55 highest rated players for reserve consideration. You’ll notice that some of the bottom 55 have better stats than a lot of the catchers in the top 345. That’s just because you have to draft the catcher position. If you are in a one-catcher league feel free to keep the top 15 catchers and kick the rest to the fantasy curb.

For my positional rankings, I included players at each position they qualified for using a 20-game requirement. If they did not play 20 games at any position I put them at the position they played most. Because I know some leagues have different eligibility requirements, I also included 2018 games played data for all hitters. For pitchers I made a judgment on whether to put them with the starters or the relievers… This didn’t use to be so hard. I put Ryan Yarbrough and some of the Rays bulk guys with the starters. With my next update, I’ll try to include games started and appeared in for those of you who have specific requirements when it comes to pitchers.

Thems the basics. I’ll be updating my projections every Saturday and my rankings every Sunday.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

If you’d like a printable version here is the Top 400 Overall. Pair that with our printable 2018 Games Played by Position and you’ll be set for any draft you decide to tackle.

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RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1Mike Trout| OF - 125 | DH - 15 |
2Jose Ramirez| 2B - 16 | 3B - 137 | DH - 4 |
3Mookie Betts| 2B - 1 | OF - 131 | DH - 3 |
4Francisco Lindor| SS - 157 | DH - 1 |
5Nolan Arenado| 3B - 152 | DH - 2 |
6Alex Bregman| 2B - 2 | 3B - 136 | SS - 28 | OF - 1 |
7J.D. Martinez| OF - 57 | DH - 93 |
8Christian Yelich| OF - 146 |
9Ronald Acuna| OF - 108 | DH - 1 |
10Trea Turner| SS - 159 |
11Trevor Story| SS - 156 |
12Charlie Blackmon| OF - 151 | DH - 1 |
13Jacob deGromSP
14Aaron Judge| OF - 91 | DH - 19 |
15Max ScherzerSP
16Jose Altuve| 2B - 130 | DH - 6 |
17Manny Machado| 3B - 16 | SS - 147 |
18Bryce Harper| 1B - 1 | OF - 156 | DH - 1 |
19Andrew Benintendi| OF - 144 |
20Starling Marte| OF - 140 |
21Freddie Freeman| 1B - 161 |
22Khris Davis| OF - 11 | DH - 139 |
23Giancarlo Stanton| OF - 72 | DH - 86 |
24Anthony Rizzo| 1B - 153 | 2B - 1 |
25Kris Bryant| 1B - 4 | 3B - 87 | OF - 27 |
26Whit Merrifield| 1B - 5 | 2B - 108 | OF - 39 | DH - 11 |
27Juan Soto| OF - 114 |
28Miquel Andujar| 3B - 136 | DH - 14 |
29Rhys Hoskins| 1B - 17 | OF - 135 | DH - 4 |
30Paul Goldschmidt| 1B - 155 | DH - 2 |
31Javier Baez| 1B - 1 | 2B - 104 | 3B - 22 | SS - 65 |
32Justin VerlanderSP
33Adalberto Mondesi| 2B - 12 | SS - 61 | DH - 3 |
34Chris SaleSP
35Ozhaino Albies| 2B - 157 |
36Yasiel Puig| OF - 118 |
37Corey KluberSP
38Cody Bellinger| 1B - 110 | OF - 81 |
39Luis SeverinoSP
40George Springer| OF - 128 | DH - 10 |
41Anthony Rendon| 3B - 136 |
42Xander Bogaerts| SS - 136 |
43Tommy Pham| OF - 129 | DH - 2 |
44Tim Anderson| SS - 151 | DH - 1 |
45J.T. Realmuto| C - 112 | 1B - 13 | DH - 1 |
46Eddie Rosario| 3B - 1 | OF - 127 | DH - 12 |
47Jose Abreu| 1B - 114 | DH - 13 |
48Aaron NolaSP
49Blake SnellSP
50Gary Sanchez| C - 76 | DH - 12 |
51David Dahl| OF - 62 |
52Vladimir Guerrero Jr.DNP
53Michael Brantley| OF - 134 | DH - 7 |
54Rafael Devers| 3B - 116 | DH - 2 |
55Jurickson Profar| 1B - 24 | 2B - 10 | 3B - 51 | SS - 68 | OF - 1 | DH - 1 |
56Daniel Murphy| 1B - 14 | 2B - 71 | DH - 4 |
57Justin Turner| 3B - 96 | DH - 4 |
58Matt Chapman| 3B - 145 |
59Gerrit ColeSP
60Carlos Correa| SS - 109 | DH - 1 |
61Clayton KershawSP
62Ender Inciarte| OF - 155 |
63Jose Peraza| SS - 156 | OF - 1 |
64Mike Moustakas| 1B - 4 | 3B - 128 | DH - 17 |
65Matt Olson| 1B - 162 |
66Marcell Ozuna| OF - 147 |
67Nick Castellanos| OF - 142 | DH - 14 |
68Dee Gordon| 2B - 81 | SS - 8 | OF - 53 | DH - 2 |
69Noah SyndergaardSP
70Wil Myers| 1B - 2 | 3B - 36 | OF - 41 | DH - 1 |
71Walker BuehlerSP
72Jean Segura| SS - 144 |
73Joey Votto| 1B - 140 | DH - 2 |
74Lorenzo Cain| OF - 138 |
75Mitch Haniger| OF - 156 | DH - 1 |
76Mallex Smith| OF - 138 | DH - 1 |
77Trevor BauerSP
78A.J. Pollock| OF - 109 |
79Travis Shaw| 1B - 17 | 2B - 39 | 3B - 107 |
80Nelson Cruz| OF - 4 | DH - 136 |
81David Peralta| OF - 140 |
82Rougned Odor| 2B - 127 | DH - 2 |
83Carlos CarrascoSP
84Eloy Jimenez#N/A
85Josh Donaldson| 1B - 1 | 3B - 38 | DH - 12 |
86Matt Carpenter| 1B - 95 | 2B - 11 | 3B - 76 | DH - 2 |
87Chris Taylor| 2B - 12 | SS - 81 | OF - 63 |
88Joey Gallo| 1B - 35 | OF - 108 | DH - 4 |
89Justin Upton| OF - 140 | DH - 4 |
90Patrick CorbinSP
91Elvis Andrus| SS - 97 |
92Robinson Cano| 1B - 14 | 2B - 69 | 3B - 2 | DH - 2 |
93Michael Conforto| OF - 144 | DH - 1 |
94Jonathan Villar| 2B - 110 | SS - 18 |
95James PaxtonSP
96Jose BerriosSP
97Brian Dozier| 2B - 148 |
98David PriceSP
99Edwin DiazRP
100Andrew McCutchen| OF - 152 | DH - 2 |
101Zack GreinkeSP
102Madison BumgarnerSP
103Scooter Gennett| 2B - 142 | DH - 3 |
104Adam Jones| OF - 139 | DH - 6 |
105Amed Rosario| SS - 146 |
106Edwin Encarnacion| 1B - 23 | DH - 115 |
107Victor Robles| OF - 17 |
108Rick PorcelloSP
109Stephen Piscotty| OF - 151 |
110Nomar Mazara| OF - 115 | DH - 12 |
111Eugenio Suarez| 3B - 143 | SS - 3 |
112Carlos Santana| 1B - 149 | 3B - 19 |
113Shohei Ohtani| DH - 82 |
114Luis CastilloSP
115Wilson Ramos| C - 96 | DH - 5 |
116Andrelton Simmons| SS - 145 | DH - 1 |
117Cesar Hernandez| 2B - 154 | DH - 1 |
118Masahiro TanakaSP
119Jon LesterSP
120Zack WheelerSP
121Stephen StrasburgSP
122Jack FlahertySP
123Jake Lamb| 3B - 52 |
124Jameson TaillonSP
125Charlie MortonSP
126Aaron Hicks| OF - 131 | DH - 3 |
127Willson Contreras| C - 133 | 1B - 1 | OF - 5 |
128Miguel Sano| 1B - 11 | 3B - 56 | DH - 7 |
129Brandon Nimmo| OF - 126 |
130Jeimer Candelario| 3B - 140 |
131Eduardo Escobar| 2B - 1 | 3B - 131 | SS - 21 |
132Mike ClevingerSP
133Harrison Bader| OF - 113 |
134Josh Bell| 1B - 137 | DH - 1 |
135J.A. HappSP
136Salvador Perez| C - 96 | 1B - 3 | DH - 30 |
137Cole HamelsSP
138Yulieski Gurriel| 1B - 109 | 2B - 15 | 3B - 21 | SS - 2 | DH - 8 |
139Blake TreinenRP
140Chris ArcherSP
141Kevin Pillar| OF - 142 |
142Kyle HendricksSP
143Kenley JansenRP
144Kyle Seager| 2B - 1 | 3B - 154 | DH - 1 |
145Yoan Moncada| 2B - 149 |
146Roberto OsunaRP
147Felipe RiveroRP
148Mike FoltynewiczSP
149Aroldis ChapmanRP
150Steven Souza Jr.| OF - 65 |
151Jose QuintanaSP
152Joc Pederson| OF - 132 |
153Craig KimbrelRP
154Shane BieberSP
155Gleyber Torres| 2B - 109 | SS - 21 |
156Kevin GausmanSP
157Jackie Bradley Jr.| OF - 143 | DH - 1 |
158Evan Longoria| 3B - 123 |
159Brandon WoodruffSP
160Randal Grichuk| OF - 121 | DH - 2 |
161Max Kepler| 1B - 1 | OF - 150 | DH - 3 |
162Corey Seager| SS - 25 |
163Dallas KeuchelSP
164Miles MikolasSP
165Paul DeJong| SS - 114 |
166Andrew HeaneySP
167Tyler White| 1B - 42 | DH - 20 |
168Wade DavisRP
169Collin McHughSP
170Trey Mancini| 1B - 47 | OF - 98 | DH - 18 |
171Marcus Semien| SS - 159 |
172Yasmani Grandal| C - 135 | 1B - 2 |
173Mark Trumbo| 1B - 3 | OF - 19 | DH - 65 |
174Jesus Aguilar| 1B - 132 | 3B - 5 | DH - 2 |
175Kyle Schwarber| OF - 120 | DH - 6 |
176Ryon Healy| 1B - 131 | 3B - 2 |
177Evan Gattis| C - 2 | DH - 110 |
178Jonathan Schoop| 2B - 116 | SS - 17 |
179Niko Goodrum| 1B - 37 | 2B - 64 | 3B - 10 | SS - 12 | OF - 19 | DH - 2 |
180Joshua JamesSP
181Corey KnebelRP
182Josh HaderRP
183Scott Schebler| OF - 101 | DH - 1 |
184Eric Hosmer| 1B - 157 |
185Odubel Herrera| OF - 145 |
186Marco GonzalesSP
187Byron Buxton| OF - 27 | DH - 1 |
188Maikel Franco| 3B - 117 | DH - 1 |
189Brad HandRP
190Domingo Santana| OF - 55 | DH - 1 |
191Billy Hamilton| OF - 150 |
192Yadier Molina| C - 121 | 1B - 5 |
193Carlos MartinezSP
194Ramon Laureano| OF - 47 |
195German MarquezSP
196Willy Adames| 2B - 10 | SS - 75 |
197Buster Posey| C - 88 | 1B - 13 | DH - 3 |
198Starlin Castro| 2B - 150 |
199Luke Voit| 1B - 35 | OF - 1 | DH - 4 |
200Max Muncy| 1B - 84 | 2B - 13 | 3B - 38 | OF - 6 | DH - 1 |
201Corey Dickerson| OF - 124 | DH - 1 |
202Keon Broxton| OF - 43 |
203Jason Kipnis| 2B - 131 | OF - 14 | DH - 1 |
204Austin Meadows| OF - 47 | DH - 2 |
205Eduardo RodriguezSP
206Ian Desmond| 1B - 138 | SS - 3 | OF - 20 | DH - 2 |
207Kendrys Morales| 1B - 18 | 3B - 1 | DH - 100 |
208Jorge Polanco| SS - 76 |
209Kyle GibsonSP
210Jake ArrietaSP
211Teoscar Hernandez| OF - 119 | DH - 9 |
212Julio TeheranSP
213Yonder Alonso| 1B - 138 | DH - 1 |
214Peter AlonsoDNP
215Jose LeclercRP
216Nick PivettaSP
217Nathan EovaldiSP
218Adam Eaton| OF - 76 | DH - 3 |
219Brett Gardner| OF - 136 |
220Hunter Renfroe| OF - 103 | DH - 2 |
221Kevin Kiermaier| OF - 88 |
222Zach EflinSP
223Ryan O'Hearn| 1B - 31 | OF - 1 | DH - 11 |
224Raisel IglesiasRP
225Ryan Braun| 1B - 18 | OF - 93 | DH - 3 |
226Brandon Belt| 1B - 104 | OF - 8 |
227Mike MinorSP
228Kole Calhoun| OF - 136 |
229Seranthony DominguezRP
230Nick Markakis| OF - 160 | DH - 2 |
231Dylan BundySP
232Alex ReyesSP
233Zack GodleySP
234Sean DoolittleRP
235Cedric Mullins II| OF - 45 |
236Hyun-Jin RyuSP
237Kyle FreelandSP
238Robbie RaySP
239Jon GraySP
240Brandon Crawford| SS - 146 |
241Brian Anderson| 3B - 71 | OF - 91 |
242Jay Bruce| 1B - 21 | OF - 64 | DH - 2 |
243Justin Smoak| 1B - 134 | DH - 10 |
244Joe MusgroveSP
245Matt BoydSP
246Albert Pujols| 1B - 70 | DH - 47 |
247Welington Castillo| C - 43 | DH - 4 |
248Lourdes Gurriel| 2B - 24 | SS - 46 |
249Ronald Guzman| 1B - 117 |
250Touki ToussaintSP
251Jose AlvaradoRP
252Will SmithRP
253Rich HillSP
254Garrett Hampson| 2B - 7 | SS - 8 | OF - 1 |
255Ketel Marte| 2B - 131 | SS - 28 |
256Marwin Gonzalez| 1B - 24 | 2B - 32 | 3B - 3 | SS - 39 | OF - 73 | DH - 1 |
257Jhoulys ChacinSP
258Yu DarvishSP
259Daniel Palka| OF - 68 | DH - 47 |
260Sonny GraySP
261Willie Calhoun| OF - 27 | DH - 1 |
262Tyler GlasnowSP
263Todd Frazier| 3B - 109 | DH - 1 |
264Michael FulmerSP
265Jesus LuzardoSP
266Jakob JunisSP
267Michael WachaSP
268Ken GilesRP
269Miguel Cabrera| 1B - 32 | DH - 5 |
270Joey LucchesiSP
271Kirby YatesRP
272Zack Cozart| 2B - 16 | 3B - 35 | SS - 15 |
273Kenta MaedaSP
274Alex WoodSP
275Mychal GivensRP
276Cody AllenRP
277Jose UrenaSP
278Reynaldo LopezSP
279Robbie ErlinSP
280Anthony DeSclafaniSP
281Yonny ChirinosSP
282Shin-Soo Choo| OF - 59 | DH - 85 |
283Anibal SanchezSP
284Robinson Chirinos| C - 108 | DH - 3 |
285Gio GonzalezSP
286Leonys Martin| OF - 80 | DH - 3 |
287Luis Urias| 2B - 12 |
288Jesse Winker| OF - 76 | DH - 3 |
289Mike Zunino| C - 111 | DH - 1 |
290Joey Wendle| 2B - 101 | 3B - 20 | SS - 10 | OF - 17 |
291Jake Bauers| 1B - 76 | OF - 20 | DH - 6 |
292Drew SteckenriderRP
293Arodys VizcainoRP
294Jorge Alfaro| C - 104 | 3B - 1 |
295Trevor RichardsSP
296Tanner RoarkSP
297Chad GreenRP
298Trevor WilliamsSP
299Jeff SamardzijaSP
300Derek HollandSP
301Kelvin HerreraRP
302Danny DuffySP
303Tyler SkaggsSP
304Tucker Barnhart| C - 118 | 1B - 11 |
305Mike LeakeSP
306Josh Reddick| OF - 128 | DH - 4 |
307Mike FiersSP
308Yusei KikuchiSP
309Alex CobbSP
310Jose CastilloRP
311Greg HollandRP
312Jonathan Lucroy| C - 125 | DH - 1 |
313Dellin BetancesRP
314Chase AndersonSP
315Gregory Polanco| OF - 124 |
316Jimmy NelsonSP
317David RobertsonRP
318Clay BuchholzSP
319Julio UriasSP
320CC SabathiaSP
321Marcus StromanSP
322Lance LynnSP
323Ivan NovaSP
324Pedro StropRP
325A.J. MinterRP
326Ryan YarbroughSP
327Nick Williams| OF - 106 | DH - 1 |
328Austin Hedges| C - 83 | DH - 1 |
329Matt Wieters| C - 73 |
330Austin Barnes| C - 61 | 2B - 19 |
331Alex Gordon| OF - 136 | DH - 5 |
332Avisail Garcia| OF - 87 | DH - 6 |
333Francisco Cervelli| C - 94 | 1B - 5 | DH - 1 |
334Francisco Mejia| C - 10 | DH - 2 |
335Danny Jansen| C - 29 | DH - 2 |
336Kurt Suzuki| C - 93 | DH - 4 |
337Yan Gomes| C - 111 | DH - 1 |
338Willians Astudillo| C - 16 | 2B - 2 | 3B - 6 | OF - 1 | DH - 3 |
339Isiah Kiner-Falefa| C - 35 | 2B - 20 | 3B - 46 | SS - 2 | DH - 2 |
340Tyler Flowers| C - 76 | DH - 1 |
341Devin Mesoraco| C - 67 | 1B - 1 | DH - 1 |
342Omar Narvaez| C - 85 | DH - 8 |
343Josh Phegley| C - 39 |
344Mitch Garver| C - 86 | 1B - 5 | DH - 6 |
345Elias Diaz| C - 70 | DH - 1 |
346Mitch Moreland| 1B - 116 | DH - 1 |
347Asdrubal Cabrera| 2B - 92 | 3B - 22 | SS - 31 | DH - 4 |
348Dansby Swanson| SS - 136 |
349Matt Duffy| 3B - 125 | SS - 1 | DH - 5 |
350Jorge Soler| OF - 52 | DH - 9 |
351Ryan Zimmerman| 1B - 73 |
352Greg Allen| OF - 87 | DH - 2 |
353Luke WeaverSP
354Chris PaddackSP
355Tyson RossSP
356Yolmer Sanchez| 2B - 9 | 3B - 141 | SS - 4 | DH - 1 |
357Franmil Reyes| OF - 75 |
358Delino Deshields Jr.| OF - 102 | DH - 3 |
359Sean NewcombSP
360Andrew MillerRP
361Ian Happ| 1B - 2 | 2B - 2 | 3B - 20 | OF - 115 |
362Shane GreeneRP
363Renato Nunez| 3B - 67 | OF - 4 | DH - 1 |
364Ross StriplingSP
365Jordan HicksRP
366Jarrod Dyson| OF - 62 |
367Steve CishekRP
368Brian McCann| C - 62 | DH - 1 |
369Adam OttavinoRP
370Blake ParkerRP
371Archie BradleyRP
372Steven MatzSP
373Ryan BoruckiSP
374Jason Heyward| OF - 126 |
375Nick Hundley| C - 83 | DH - 1 |
376Matt Adams| 1B - 63 | OF - 16 | DH - 3 |
377Jason Castro| C - 19 |
378Joe RossSP
379Franchy Cordero| OF - 37 |
380Travis d'Arnaud| C - 4 |
381Zach DaviesSP
382Orlando Arcia| SS - 116 |
383Ji-Man Choi| 1B - 3 | OF - 1 | DH - 50 |
384Chris Iannetta| C - 99 | DH - 1 |
385Grayson Greiner| C - 30 |
386Carlos Gonzalez| OF - 117 | DH - 1 |
387Michael Taylor| 1B - 1 | OF - 113 | DH - 1 |
388C.J. Cron| 1B - 61 | DH - 70 |
389Jake OdorizziSP
390Marco EstradaSP
391Jed Lowrie| 2B - 136 | 3B - 14 | DH - 4 |
392Kevin Plawecki| C - 71 | 1B - 3 |
393Jose Iglesias| SS - 122 | DH - 1 |
394J.P. Crawford| 3B - 13 | SS - 30 |
395Ian Kinsler| 2B - 128 |
396Dan StrailySP
397Yusmeiro PetitRP
398David Fletcher| 2B - 43 | 3B - 33 | SS - 7 | OF - 4 |
399Albert Almora| OF - 138 |
400Trevor MayRP

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1J.T. Realmuto| C - 112 | 1B - 13 | DH - 1 |
2Gary Sanchez| C - 76 | DH - 12 |
3Wilson Ramos| C - 96 | DH - 5 |
4Willson Contreras| C - 133 | 1B - 1 | OF - 5 |
5Salvador Perez| C - 96 | 1B - 3 | DH - 30 |
6Yasmani Grandal| C - 135 | 1B - 2 |
7Yadier Molina| C - 121 | 1B - 5 |
8Buster Posey| C - 88 | 1B - 13 | DH - 3 |
9Welington Castillo| C - 43 | DH - 4 |
10Robinson Chirinos| C - 108 | DH - 3 |
11Mike Zunino| C - 111 | DH - 1 |
12Jorge Alfaro| C - 104 | 3B - 1 |
13Tucker Barnhart| C - 118 | 1B - 11 |
14Jonathan Lucroy| C - 125 | DH - 1 |
15Austin Hedges| C - 83 | DH - 1 |
16Matt Wieters| C - 73 |
17Austin Barnes| C - 61 | 2B - 19 |
18Francisco Cervelli| C - 94 | 1B - 5 | DH - 1 |
19Francisco Mejia| C - 10 | DH - 2 |
20Danny Jansen| C - 29 | DH - 2 |
21Kurt Suzuki| C - 93 | DH - 4 |
22Yan Gomes| C - 111 | DH - 1 |
23Willians Astudillo| C - 16 | 2B - 2 | 3B - 6 | OF - 1 | DH - 3 |
24Isiah Kiner-Falefa| C - 35 | 2B - 20 | 3B - 46 | SS - 2 | DH - 2 |
25Tyler Flowers| C - 76 | DH - 1 |
26Devin Mesoraco| C - 67 | 1B - 1 | DH - 1 |
27Omar Narvaez| C - 85 | DH - 8 |
28Josh Phegley| C - 39 |
29Mitch Garver| C - 86 | 1B - 5 | DH - 6 |
30Elias Diaz| C - 70 | DH - 1 |
31Brian McCann| C - 62 | DH - 1 |
32Nick Hundley| C - 83 | DH - 1 |
33Jason Castro| C - 19 |
34Travis d'Arnaud| C - 4 |
35Chris Iannetta| C - 99 | DH - 1 |
36Grayson Greiner| C - 30 |
37Kevin Plawecki| C - 71 | 1B - 3 |

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1Freddie Freeman| 1B - 161 |
2Anthony Rizzo| 1B - 153 | 2B - 1 |
3Paul Goldschmidt| 1B - 155 | DH - 2 |
4Cody Bellinger| 1B - 110 | OF - 81 |
5Jose Abreu| 1B - 114 | DH - 13 |
6Jurickson Profar| 1B - 24 | 2B - 10 | 3B - 51 | SS - 68 | OF - 1 | DH - 1 |
7Matt Olson| 1B - 162 |
8Joey Votto| 1B - 140 | DH - 2 |
9Matt Carpenter| 1B - 95 | 2B - 11 | 3B - 76 | DH - 2 |
10Joey Gallo| 1B - 35 | OF - 108 | DH - 4 |
11Edwin Encarnacion| 1B - 23 | DH - 115 |
12Carlos Santana| 1B - 149 | 3B - 19 |
13Josh Bell| 1B - 137 | DH - 1 |
14Yulieski Gurriel| 1B - 109 | 2B - 15 | 3B - 21 | SS - 2 | DH - 8 |
15Tyler White| 1B - 42 | DH - 20 |
16Trey Mancini| 1B - 47 | OF - 98 | DH - 18 |
17Jesus Aguilar| 1B - 132 | 3B - 5 | DH - 2 |
18Ryon Healy| 1B - 131 | 3B - 2 |
19Niko Goodrum| 1B - 37 | 2B - 64 | 3B - 10 | SS - 12 | OF - 19 | DH - 2 |
20Eric Hosmer| 1B - 157 |
21Luke Voit| 1B - 35 | OF - 1 | DH - 4 |
22Max Muncy| 1B - 84 | 2B - 13 | 3B - 38 | OF - 6 | DH - 1 |
23Ian Desmond| 1B - 138 | SS - 3 | OF - 20 | DH - 2 |
24Yonder Alonso| 1B - 138 | DH - 1 |
25Peter AlonsoDNP
26Ryan O'Hearn| 1B - 31 | OF - 1 | DH - 11 |
27Brandon Belt| 1B - 104 | OF - 8 |
28Jay Bruce| 1B - 21 | OF - 64 | DH - 2 |
29Justin Smoak| 1B - 134 | DH - 10 |
30Albert Pujols| 1B - 70 | DH - 47 |
31Ronald Guzman| 1B - 117 |
32Marwin Gonzalez| 1B - 24 | 2B - 32 | 3B - 3 | SS - 39 | OF - 73 | DH - 1 |
33Miguel Cabrera| 1B - 32 | DH - 5 |
34Jake Bauers| 1B - 76 | OF - 20 | DH - 6 |
35Mitch Moreland| 1B - 116 | DH - 1 |
36Ryan Zimmerman| 1B - 73 |
37Matt Adams| 1B - 63 | OF - 16 | DH - 3 |
38C.J. Cron| 1B - 61 | DH - 70 |

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1Jose Altuve| 2B - 130 | DH - 6 |
2Whit Merrifield| 1B - 5 | 2B - 108 | OF - 39 | DH - 11 |
3Javier Baez| 1B - 1 | 2B - 104 | 3B - 22 | SS - 65 |
4Ozhaino Albies| 2B - 157 |
5Daniel Murphy| 1B - 14 | 2B - 71 | DH - 4 |
6Dee Gordon| 2B - 81 | SS - 8 | OF - 53 | DH - 2 |
7Travis Shaw| 1B - 17 | 2B - 39 | 3B - 107 |
8Rougned Odor| 2B - 127 | DH - 2 |
9Robinson Cano| 1B - 14 | 2B - 69 | 3B - 2 | DH - 2 |
10Jonathan Villar| 2B - 110 | SS - 18 |
11Brian Dozier| 2B - 148 |
12Scooter Gennett| 2B - 142 | DH - 3 |
13Cesar Hernandez| 2B - 154 | DH - 1 |
14Yoan Moncada| 2B - 149 |
15Gleyber Torres| 2B - 109 | SS - 21 |
16Jonathan Schoop| 2B - 116 | SS - 17 |
17Niko Goodrum| 1B - 37 | 2B - 64 | 3B - 10 | SS - 12 | OF - 19 | DH - 2 |
18Starlin Castro| 2B - 150 |
19Jason Kipnis| 2B - 131 | OF - 14 | DH - 1 |
20Lourdes Gurriel| 2B - 24 | SS - 46 |
21Ketel Marte| 2B - 131 | SS - 28 |
22Marwin Gonzalez| 1B - 24 | 2B - 32 | 3B - 3 | SS - 39 | OF - 73 | DH - 1 |
23Luis Urias| 2B - 12 |
24Joey Wendle| 2B - 101 | 3B - 20 | SS - 10 | OF - 17 |
25Isiah Kiner-Falefa| C - 35 | 2B - 20 | 3B - 46 | SS - 2 | DH - 2 |
26Asdrubal Cabrera| 2B - 92 | 3B - 22 | SS - 31 | DH - 4 |
27Jed Lowrie| 2B - 136 | 3B - 14 | DH - 4 |
28Ian Kinsler| 2B - 128 |
29David Fletcher| 2B - 43 | 3B - 33 | SS - 7 | OF - 4 |

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1Jose Ramirez| 2B - 16 | 3B - 137 | DH - 4 |
2Nolan Arenado| 3B - 152 | DH - 2 |
3Alex Bregman| 2B - 2 | 3B - 136 | SS - 28 | OF - 1 |
4Kris Bryant| 1B - 4 | 3B - 87 | OF - 27 |
5Miquel Andujar| 3B - 136 | DH - 14 |
6Javier Baez| 1B - 1 | 2B - 104 | 3B - 22 | SS - 65 |
7Anthony Rendon| 3B - 136 |
8Vladimir Guerrero Jr.DNP
9Rafael Devers| 3B - 116 | DH - 2 |
10Jurickson Profar| 1B - 24 | 2B - 10 | 3B - 51 | SS - 68 | OF - 1 | DH - 1 |
11Justin Turner| 3B - 96 | DH - 4 |
12Matt Chapman| 3B - 145 |
13Mike Moustakas| 1B - 4 | 3B - 128 | DH - 17 |
14Wil Myers| 1B - 2 | 3B - 36 | OF - 41 | DH - 1 |
15Travis Shaw| 1B - 17 | 2B - 39 | 3B - 107 |
16Josh Donaldson| 1B - 1 | 3B - 38 | DH - 12 |
17Matt Carpenter| 1B - 95 | 2B - 11 | 3B - 76 | DH - 2 |
18Eugenio Suarez| 3B - 143 | SS - 3 |
19Jake Lamb| 3B - 52 |
20Miguel Sano| 1B - 11 | 3B - 56 | DH - 7 |
21Jeimer Candelario| 3B - 140 |
22Eduardo Escobar| 2B - 1 | 3B - 131 | SS - 21 |
23Yulieski Gurriel| 1B - 109 | 2B - 15 | 3B - 21 | SS - 2 | DH - 8 |
24Kyle Seager| 2B - 1 | 3B - 154 | DH - 1 |
25Evan Longoria| 3B - 123 |
26Maikel Franco| 3B - 117 | DH - 1 |
27Max Muncy| 1B - 84 | 2B - 13 | 3B - 38 | OF - 6 | DH - 1 |
28Brian Anderson| 3B - 71 | OF - 91 |
29Todd Frazier| 3B - 109 | DH - 1 |
30Zack Cozart| 2B - 16 | 3B - 35 | SS - 15 |
31Joey Wendle| 2B - 101 | 3B - 20 | SS - 10 | OF - 17 |
32Isiah Kiner-Falefa| C - 35 | 2B - 20 | 3B - 46 | SS - 2 | DH - 2 |
33Asdrubal Cabrera| 2B - 92 | 3B - 22 | SS - 31 | DH - 4 |
34Matt Duffy| 3B - 125 | SS - 1 | DH - 5 |
35Yolmer Sanchez| 2B - 9 | 3B - 141 | SS - 4 | DH - 1 |
36Ian Happ| 1B - 2 | 2B - 2 | 3B - 20 | OF - 115 |
37Renato Nunez| 3B - 67 | OF - 4 | DH - 1 |
38David Fletcher| 2B - 43 | 3B - 33 | SS - 7 | OF - 4 |

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1Francisco Lindor| SS - 157 | DH - 1 |
2Alex Bregman| 2B - 2 | 3B - 136 | SS - 28 | OF - 1 |
3Trea Turner| SS - 159 |
4Trevor Story| SS - 156 |
5Manny Machado| 3B - 16 | SS - 147 |
6Javier Baez| 1B - 1 | 2B - 104 | 3B - 22 | SS - 65 |
7Adalberto Mondesi| 2B - 12 | SS - 61 | DH - 3 |
8Xander Bogaerts| SS - 136 |
9Tim Anderson| SS - 151 | DH - 1 |
10Jurickson Profar| 1B - 24 | 2B - 10 | 3B - 51 | SS - 68 | OF - 1 | DH - 1 |
11Carlos Correa| SS - 109 | DH - 1 |
12Jose Peraza| SS - 156 | OF - 1 |
13Jean Segura| SS - 144 |
14Chris Taylor| 2B - 12 | SS - 81 | OF - 63 |
15Elvis Andrus| SS - 97 |
16Amed Rosario| SS - 146 |
17Andrelton Simmons| SS - 145 | DH - 1 |
18Eduardo Escobar| 2B - 1 | 3B - 131 | SS - 21 |
19Gleyber Torres| 2B - 109 | SS - 21 |
20Corey Seager| SS - 25 |
21Paul DeJong| SS - 114 |
22Marcus Semien| SS - 159 |
23Willy Adames| 2B - 10 | SS - 75 |
24Jorge Polanco| SS - 76 |
25Brandon Crawford| SS - 146 |
26Lourdes Gurriel| 2B - 24 | SS - 46 |
27Garrett Hampson| 2B - 7 | SS - 8 | OF - 1 |
28Ketel Marte| 2B - 131 | SS - 28 |
29Marwin Gonzalez| 1B - 24 | 2B - 32 | 3B - 3 | SS - 39 | OF - 73 | DH - 1 |
30Asdrubal Cabrera| 2B - 92 | 3B - 22 | SS - 31 | DH - 4 |
31Dansby Swanson| SS - 136 |
32Orlando Arcia| SS - 116 |
33Jose Iglesias| SS - 122 | DH - 1 |
34J.P. Crawford| 3B - 13 | SS - 30 |

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1Mike Trout| OF - 125 | DH - 15 |
2Mookie Betts| 2B - 1 | OF - 131 | DH - 3 |
3J.D. Martinez| OF - 57 | DH - 93 |
4Christian Yelich| OF - 146 |
5Ronald Acuna| OF - 108 | DH - 1 |
6Charlie Blackmon| OF - 151 | DH - 1 |
7Aaron Judge| OF - 91 | DH - 19 |
8Bryce Harper| 1B - 1 | OF - 156 | DH - 1 |
9Andrew Benintendi| OF - 144 |
10Starling Marte| OF - 140 |
11Giancarlo Stanton| OF - 72 | DH - 86 |
12Kris Bryant| 1B - 4 | 3B - 87 | OF - 27 |
13Whit Merrifield| 1B - 5 | 2B - 108 | OF - 39 | DH - 11 |
14Juan Soto| OF - 114 |
15Rhys Hoskins| 1B - 17 | OF - 135 | DH - 4 |
16Yasiel Puig| OF - 118 |
17Cody Bellinger| 1B - 110 | OF - 81 |
18George Springer| OF - 128 | DH - 10 |
19Tommy Pham| OF - 129 | DH - 2 |
20Eddie Rosario| 3B - 1 | OF - 127 | DH - 12 |
21David Dahl| OF - 62 |
22Michael Brantley| OF - 134 | DH - 7 |
23Ender Inciarte| OF - 155 |
24Marcell Ozuna| OF - 147 |
25Nick Castellanos| OF - 142 | DH - 14 |
26Dee Gordon| 2B - 81 | SS - 8 | OF - 53 | DH - 2 |
27Wil Myers| 1B - 2 | 3B - 36 | OF - 41 | DH - 1 |
28Lorenzo Cain| OF - 138 |
29Mitch Haniger| OF - 156 | DH - 1 |
30Mallex Smith| OF - 138 | DH - 1 |
31A.J. Pollock| OF - 109 |
32David Peralta| OF - 140 |
33Eloy JimenezDNP
34Chris Taylor| 2B - 12 | SS - 81 | OF - 63 |
35Joey Gallo| 1B - 35 | OF - 108 | DH - 4 |
36Justin Upton| OF - 140 | DH - 4 |
37Michael Conforto| OF - 144 | DH - 1 |
38Andrew McCutchen| OF - 152 | DH - 2 |
39Adam Jones| OF - 139 | DH - 6 |
40Victor Robles| OF - 17 |
41Stephen Piscotty| OF - 151 |
42Nomar Mazara| OF - 115 | DH - 12 |
43Aaron Hicks| OF - 131 | DH - 3 |
44Brandon Nimmo| OF - 126 |
45Harrison Bader| OF - 113 |
46Kevin Pillar| OF - 142 |
47Steven Souza Jr.| OF - 65 |
48Joc Pederson| OF - 132 |
49Jackie Bradley Jr.| OF - 143 | DH - 1 |
50Randal Grichuk| OF - 121 | DH - 2 |
51Max Kepler| 1B - 1 | OF - 150 | DH - 3 |
52Trey Mancini| 1B - 47 | OF - 98 | DH - 18 |
53Kyle Schwarber| OF - 120 | DH - 6 |
54Scott Schebler| OF - 101 | DH - 1 |
55Odubel Herrera| OF - 145 |
56Byron Buxton| OF - 27 | DH - 1 |
57Domingo Santana| OF - 55 | DH - 1 |
58Billy Hamilton| OF - 150 |
59Ramon Laureano| OF - 47 |
60Corey Dickerson| OF - 124 | DH - 1 |
61Keon Broxton| OF - 43 |
62Austin Meadows| OF - 47 | DH - 2 |
63Ian Desmond| 1B - 138 | SS - 3 | OF - 20 | DH - 2 |
64Teoscar Hernandez| OF - 119 | DH - 9 |
65Adam Eaton| OF - 76 | DH - 3 |
66Brett Gardner| OF - 136 |
67Hunter Renfroe| OF - 103 | DH - 2 |
68Kevin Kiermaier| OF - 88 |
69Ryan Braun| 1B - 18 | OF - 93 | DH - 3 |
70Kole Calhoun| OF - 136 |
71Nick Markakis| OF - 160 | DH - 2 |
72Cedric Mullins II| OF - 45 |
73Brian Anderson| 3B - 71 | OF - 91 |
74Jay Bruce| 1B - 21 | OF - 64 | DH - 2 |
75Marwin Gonzalez| 1B - 24 | 2B - 32 | 3B - 3 | SS - 39 | OF - 73 | DH - 1 |
76Daniel Palka| OF - 68 | DH - 47 |
77Willie Calhoun| OF - 27 | DH - 1 |
78Shin-Soo Choo| OF - 59 | DH - 85 |
79Leonys Martin| OF - 80 | DH - 3 |
80Jesse Winker| OF - 76 | DH - 3 |
81Jake Bauers| 1B - 76 | OF - 20 | DH - 6 |
82Josh Reddick| OF - 128 | DH - 4 |
83Gregory Polanco| OF - 124 |
84Nick Williams| OF - 106 | DH - 1 |
85Alex Gordon| OF - 136 | DH - 5 |
86Avisail Garcia| OF - 87 | DH - 6 |
87Jorge Soler| OF - 52 | DH - 9 |
88Greg Allen| OF - 87 | DH - 2 |
89Franmil Reyes| OF - 75 |
90Delino Deshields Jr.| OF - 102 | DH - 3 |
91Ian Happ| 1B - 2 | 2B - 2 | 3B - 20 | OF - 115 |
92Jarrod Dyson| OF - 62 |
93Jason Heyward| OF - 126 |
94Franchy Cordero| OF - 37 |
95Carlos Gonzalez| OF - 117 | DH - 1 |
96Michael Taylor| 1B - 1 | OF - 113 | DH - 1 |
97Albert Almora| OF - 138 |

RnkPlayer2018 Games Played by Position
1J.D. Martinez| OF - 57 | DH - 93 |
2Khris Davis| OF - 11 | DH - 139 |
3Giancarlo Stanton| OF - 72 | DH - 86 |
4Nelson Cruz| OF - 4 | DH - 136 |
5Edwin Encarnacion| 1B - 23 | DH - 115 |
6Shohei Ohtani| DH - 82 |
7Salvador Perez| C - 96 | 1B - 3 | DH - 30 |
8Tyler White| 1B - 42 | DH - 20 |
9Mark Trumbo| 1B - 3 | OF - 19 | DH - 65 |
10Evan Gattis| C - 2 | DH - 110 |
11Kendrys Morales| 1B - 18 | 3B - 1 | DH - 100 |
12Albert Pujols| 1B - 70 | DH - 47 |
13Daniel Palka| OF - 68 | DH - 47 |
14Shin-Soo Choo| OF - 59 | DH - 85 |
15Ji-Man Choi| 1B - 3 | OF - 1 | DH - 50 |
16C.J. Cron| 1B - 61 | DH - 70 |

RnkPitcher
1Jacob deGrom
2Max Scherzer
3Justin Verlander
4Chris Sale
5Corey Kluber
6Luis Severino
7Aaron Nola
8Blake Snell
9Gerrit Cole
10Clayton Kershaw
11Noah Syndergaard
12Walker Buehler
13Trevor Bauer
14Carlos Carrasco
15Patrick Corbin
16James Paxton
17Jose Berrios
18David Price
19Zack Greinke
20Madison Bumgarner
21Rick Porcello
22Luis Castillo
23Masahiro Tanaka
24Jon Lester
25Zack Wheeler
26Stephen Strasburg
27Jack Flaherty
28Jameson Taillon
29Charlie Morton
30Mike Clevinger
31J.A. Happ
32Cole Hamels
33Chris Archer
34Kyle Hendricks
35Mike Foltynewicz
36Jose Quintana
37Shane Bieber
38Kevin Gausman
39Brandon Woodruff
40Dallas Keuchel
41Miles Mikolas
42Andrew Heaney
43Collin McHugh
44Joshua James
45Marco Gonzales
46Carlos Martinez
47German Marquez
48Eduardo Rodriguez
49Kyle Gibson
50Jake Arrieta
51Julio Teheran
52Nick Pivetta
53Nathan Eovaldi
54Zach Eflin
55Mike Minor
56Dylan Bundy
57Alex Reyes
58Zack Godley
59Hyun-Jin Ryu
60Kyle Freeland
61Robbie Ray
62Jon Gray
63Joe Musgrove
64Matt Boyd
65Touki Toussaint
66Rich Hill
67Jhoulys Chacin
68Yu Darvish
69Sonny Gray
70Tyler Glasnow
71Michael Fulmer
72Jesus Luzardo
73Jakob Junis
74Michael Wacha
75Joey Lucchesi
76Kenta Maeda
77Alex Wood
78Jose Urena
79Reynaldo Lopez
80Robbie Erlin
81Anthony DeSclafani
82Yonny Chirinos
83Anibal Sanchez
84Gio Gonzalez
85Trevor Richards
86Tanner Roark
87Trevor Williams
88Jeff Samardzija
89Derek Holland
90Danny Duffy
91Tyler Skaggs
92Mike Leake
93Mike Fiers
94Yusei Kikuchi
95Alex Cobb
96Chase Anderson
97Jimmy Nelson
98Clay Buchholz
99Julio Urias
100CC Sabathia
101Marcus Stroman
102Lance Lynn
103Ivan Nova
104Ryan Yarbrough
105Luke Weaver
106Chris Paddack
107Tyson Ross
108Sean Newcomb
109Ross Stripling
110Steven Matz
111Ryan Borucki
112Joe Ross
113Zach Davies
114Jake Odorizzi
115Marco Estrada
116Dan Straily

RnkPitcher
1Edwin Diaz
2Blake Treinen
3Kenley Jansen
4Roberto Osuna
5Felipe Rivero
6Aroldis Chapman
7Craig Kimbrel
8Wade Davis
9Corey Knebel
10Josh Hader
11Brad Hand
12Jose Leclerc
13Raisel Iglesias
14Seranthony Dominguez
15Sean Doolittle
16Jose Alvarado
17Will Smith
18Ken Giles
19Kirby Yates
20Mychal Givens
21Cody Allen
22Drew Steckenrider
23Arodys Vizcaino
24Chad Green
25Kelvin Herrera
26Jose Castillo
27Greg Holland
28Dellin Betances
29David Robertson
30Pedro Strop
31A.J. Minter
32Andrew Miller
33Shane Greene
34Jordan Hicks
35Steve Cishek
36Adam Ottavino
37Blake Parker
38Archie Bradley
39Yusmeiro Petit
40Trevor May

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10 Comments
  1. Chad Ruby says

    In my opinion your going to end up short on Pitching. Your positions are very different from my on league so I know that will really throw off the numbers, but here are the ones that jumped out to me:

    Andujar at 28 is about 40 earlier then my estimates
    Puig at 36 is nearly 60 earlier
    Anderson is over 100 but I get it with the counting stats (my league has BA and OBP)
    Dahl is about 40 early
    Profar (inflated due to additional infielders, but I’m not buying)
    M Smith (not loving one category guys but in this deep of a league it could work)
    C Taylor (actually missed him on my list entirely so 87 seems expensive)
    A Jones (I would love a comeback but I would rather bet on younger guys later in the list)

    You seem down and out on the following which I ranked much higher:
    Votto (mostly due to our OBP stat)
    Cain (solid source of SB)
    Suarez (I already read your comments above)
    Pitchers in general:
    Strasburg 121 (even with 120 innings he is worth more than that)
    Marquez 195
    Mikolas 164 even after Keuchel without a team
    Foltynewicz 148

    Lastly, I think Aguilar deserves a little more respect with extra corner infielders.

    Just my two cents! Thanks!

    1. Doug Anderson says

      Thanks for reading. Yeah, I am down on the middle group of starting pitchers. I have an update coming this week, so I will bump Marquez up some and will have to drop Keuchel a bit if he doesn’t sign. Other than that though, I won’t be changing a ton. I’ve got Mikolad projected with an ERA around 3.90 to 4.00, much more in agreement with his SIERA from 2018. All the rankings are based on projections and when starting pitchers don’t throw as many innings they fall down quite a bit. I’ve got Andujar projected pretty close to what he did in 2018 when he was the 28th ranked hitter. Dahl, I would have no doubts on… if he can stay healthy. That’s a big IF no doubt. Puig in the ballpark in Cincy? He also runs? Career year easy.

  2. gerald dibartolo says

    This list has no faith in Corey Seager. I think he will return to form and remain healthy. In my view, ranking him worse than 150 is absurd. Even the biggest pessimist should have him the top 100.

    1. Doug Anderson says

      He’s one player we’ll definitely be watching this spring. For me it’s all about health. In addition to the Tommy John Surgery, he also underwent offseason surgery on a torn hip labrum. He’s missed time in the past with back issues. If he’s looking healthy this spring I bump him up quite a bit. But our rankings are where we view him right now, and in his current situation the risk moves him way down my board when shortstop is so deep.

  3. Tom says

    Mondesi and Anderson both above Correa are two that really stood out to me. Know he had an injury riddled year, but would love to hear your rationale on that. What about Correa aren’t you buying – is it strictly health related? Mondesi I can see the hype from his 2H last year, but Anderson at 44 jumped out at me big time. Also seems like you’re buying into Hoskins, Olson, and Devers to take that next step in their development.

    1. Doug Anderson says

      These are based right from projections. Some of that is health based and Correa is a player I will monitor during Spring Training for sure, but to be honest, has he really been an elite player? He’s never hit more than 24 HRs, never driven in or scored 100. Heck his career high in runs scored is 82. He’s stolen a total of 5 bases over the last two seasons, and he’s hit under .280 in three of four seasons. He’s a talented player and that lineup will help him a ton, but at some point doesn’t he have to prove it… With that said, if he looks healthy this spring, I could see him moving ahead of Anderson. Mondesi though is going to steal a ton of bases in KC and come close to Correa in HRs. So is a possible 40 SB advantage worth more than .40 points in BA? Fun stuff though. I’m going through my rankings just like you did. Each run I see players that out of place. I’ll go back and look at the projections. Sometimes I adjust, but in many cases the math is what it is. I am projecting those three young players to take another step forward… Thanks for reading and commenting. I love that it’s time we can talk baseball and debate rankings!

  4. dude says

    12 team 5×5 roto keepers league, keep 15, start C,1B,2B,3B,SS,IF,4OF,DH,5SP,3RP,1P. Set lineups weekly, start season with 2 Free Agent pickups and gain another every 2 weeks. I think our format leans towards keeping more elite SP, as we can’t stream with the limited FA pickups.

    I’ve asked for a lot of help on various trades the last couple weeks (Ohtani trade fell through, JD MArtinez for Kluber is trade, he would not take Verlander to help me with salaries, and so I found a trade for cheap Suarez which gives me other options).

    My 11 Keepers set in stone
    1B – Hoskins (1B/OF)
    2B – Albies
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Lindor
    IF – Machado (3B/SS)
    OF – Benintendi, Meadows
    DH – Senzel
    SP – Verlander, Nola, Berrios
    RP –

    Option 1
    OF – Dahl
    SP – Kluber, Mikolas, R. Lopez

    Option 2
    OF – JD Martinez, Dahl
    SP – Mikolas, R. Lopez

    Option 3
    OF – Dahl
    SP – Kluber, Suarez
    RP – Leclerck

    Option 4
    OF – JD Martinez, Dahl
    SP – Suarez
    RP – Leclerck

    Option 5
    OF – JD Martinez
    SP – Mikolas, R. Lopez
    RP – Leclerck

    Option 1 is what my team will be with no trades. Really like the idea of keeping lots of Elite/Quality SP, but don’t like going into the draft without an RP. Happy with bats overall.

    Option 2 – Swap out Kluber for JD Martinez. Bats become Elite. SP, takes a hit though and still no closer.

    Option 3 – Replace Mikolas/Lopez with Leclerck/Suarez. SP takes a little hit, but I get to go into the draft with a closer.

    Option 4 – I do both trades and improve bats with JD Martinez, but SP takes a hit with no Kluber, Mikolas, Lopez. But I go into draft with closer.

    Option 5 – Option 2, but replace Lecrerck with Dahl since I now have JD.

    Which option would you go with and why?

    1. Doug Anderson says

      I do not assign much value if any to Suarez in a 12-teamer. He might be okay at best. So for me it comes down to Option 1 or Option 5. I’d love having 3 aces, but as I think is the case with you, I hate going into a draft unbalanced. I’m not the world’s biggest Mikolas fan, but he should be solid at the least.It may also be hard to get a bat like JD as well as I imagine most elite hitters will be kept. So I lean slightly to option 5.

  5. dude says

    1st off – Really loving what you guys are putting together here. You are quickly becoming my go to source for just about everything. Question about my team below.

    12 team 5×5 roto keepers league, keep 15, start C,1B,2B,3B,SS,IF,4OF,DH,5SP,3RP,1P. Set lineups weekly, start season with 2 Free Agent pickups and gain another every 2 weeks. I think our format leans towards keeping more elite SP, as we can’t stream with the limited FA pickups.

    I’ve asked for a lot of help on various trades the last couple weeks (Ohtani trade fell through, JD MArtinez for Kluber is trade, he would not take Verlander to help me with salaries, and so I found a trade for cheap Suarez which gives me other options).

    My 11 Keepers set in stone
    1B – Hoskins (1B/OF)
    2B – Albies
    3B – Arenado
    SS – Lindor
    IF – Machado (3B/SS)
    OF – Benintendi, Meadows
    DH – Senzel
    SP – Verlander, Nola, Berrios
    RP –

    Option 1
    OF – Dahl
    SP – Kluber, Mikolas, R. Lopez

    Option 2
    OF – JD Martinez, Dahl
    SP – Mikolas, R. Lopez

    Option 3
    OF – Dahl
    SP – Kluber, Suarez
    RP – Leclerck

    Option 4
    OF – JD Martinez, Dahl
    SP – Suarez
    RP – Leclerck

    Option 5
    OF – JD Martinez
    SP – Mikolas, R. Lopez
    RP – Leclerck

    Option 1 is what my team will be with no trades. Really like the idea of keeping lots of Elite/Quality SP, but don’t like going into the draft without an RP. Happy with bats overall.

    Option 2 – Swap out Kluber for JD Martinez. Bats become Elite. SP, takes a hit though and still no closer.

    Option 3 – Replace Mikolas/Lopez with Leclerck/Suarez. SP takes a little hit, but I get to go into the draft with a closer.

    Option 4 – I do both trades and improve bats with JD Martinez, but SP takes a hit with no Kluber, Mikolas, Lopez. But I go into draft with closer.

    Option 5 – Option 2, but replace Lecrerck with Dahl since I now have JD.

    Which option would you go with and why?

    1. gerald dibartolo says

      How is it you are not protecting JD Martinez?

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