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This is a list of the Top 300 players as ranked by Bret Sayre and Mike Gianella. This list assumes standard 23 man rosters with two catchers, which is why the list is so catcher-heavy at the bottom. If you play in a league with one catcher, adjust accordingly.

ADP is from NFBC ADP, and is updated as of yesterday’s posted rankings on Stats Inc.’s website.

BP Rank

Player

Pos

ADP

Diff

1

Mike Trout

OF

1

0

2

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

2

0

3

Bryce Harper

OF

3

0

4

Clayton Kershaw

SP

4

0

5

Manny Machado

3B

7

2

6

Josh Donaldson

3B

5

-1

7

Jose Altuve

2B

11

4

8

Andrew McCutchen

OF

13

5

9

Giancarlo Stanton

OF

9

0

10

Carlos Correa

SS

6

-4

11

Miguel Cabrera

1B

14

3

12

Nolan Arenado

3B

8

-4

13

Kris Bryant

3B

12

-1

14

Max Scherzer

SP

15

1

15

A.J. Pollock

OF

16

1

16

Dee Gordon

2B

18

2

17

Mookie Betts

OF

17

0

18

Jose Abreu

1B

20

2

19

Anthony Rizzo

1B

10

-9

20

Jake Arrieta

SP

21

1

21

Jose Bautista

OF

27

6

22

Buster Posey

C/1B

19

-3

23

Starling Marte

OF

24

1

24

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

22

-2

25

Charlie Blackmon

OF

33

8

26

Chris Sale

SP

26

0

27

Joey Votto

1B

37

10

28

Chris Davis

1B/OF

23

-5

29

George Springer

OF

25

-4

30

Gerrit Cole

SP

34

4

31

David Price

SP

35

4

32

Lorenzo Cain

OF

52

20

33

J.D. Martinez

OF

36

3

34

Ryan Braun

OF

44

10

35

Jacob deGrom

SP

38

3

36

Zack Greinke

SP

32

-4

37

Madison Bumgarner

SP

28

-9

38

Matt Harvey

SP

31

-7

39

Robinson Cano

2B

50

11

40

Adam Jones

OF

58

18

41

Carlos Gomez

OF

54

13

42

Nelson Cruz

OF

45

3

43

Justin Upton

OF

47

4

44

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

56

12

45

Stephen Strasburg

SP

41

-4

46

Jose Fernandez

SP

29

-17

47

Kyle Schwarber

C/OF

30

-17

48

Corey Kluber

SP

39

-9

49

Yoenis Cespedes

OF

40

-9

50

Dallas Keuchel

SP

43

-7

51

Noah Syndergaard

SP

46

-5

52

Wade Davis

RP

62

10

53

Troy Tulowitzki

SS

51

-2

54

Felix Hernandez

SP

53

-1

55

Todd Frazier

3B

42

-13

56

Brian Dozier

2B

69

13

57

Kenley Jansen

RP

67

10

58

Xander Bogaerts

SS

57

-1

59

Matt Carpenter

3B

68

9

60

Jason Heyward

OF

63

3

61

Anthony Rendon

2B/3B

71

10

62

Chris Archer

SP

49

-13

63

Eric Hosmer

1B

65

2

64

Carlos Carrasco

SP

48

-16

65

Miguel Sano

DH

59

-6

66

Prince Fielder

DH

80

14

67

Adam Wainwright

SP

72

5

68

Kyle Seager

3B

73

5

69

Jon Lester

SP

60

-9

70

Jeurys Familia

RP

84

14

71

Craig Kimbrel

RP

70

-1

72

Sonny Gray

SP

64

-8

73

Cole Hamels

SP

75

2

74

Corey Seager

SS

55

-19

75

Matt Kemp

OF

81

6

76

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

66

-10

77

Yasiel Puig

OF

79

2

78

Gregory Polanco

OF

85

7

79

Johnny Cueto

SP

74

-5

80

Mark Melancon

RP

90

10

81

Freddie Freeman

1B

82

1

82

Jason Kipnis

2B

83

1

83

Ken Giles

RP

93

10

84

Francisco Lindor

SS

61

-23

85

Ian Kinsler

2B

89

4

86

Billy Hamilton

OF

78

-8

87

Trevor Rosenthal

RP

86

-1

88

Ian Desmond

SS

112

24

89

Jacoby Ellsbury

OF

100

11

90

Maikel Franco

3B

95

5

91

Adam Eaton

OF

103

12

92

Ben Revere

OF

104

12

93

Hunter Pence

OF

107

14

94

Zach Britton

RP

91

-3

95

Carlos Martinez

SP

106

11

96

Brian McCann

C

109

13

97

Danny Salazar

SP

76

-21

98

Jonathan Lucroy

C

98

0

99

David Robertson

RP

110

11

100

Albert Pujols

1B

87

-13

101

Christian Yelich

OF

101

0

102

Salvador Perez

C

97

-5

103

Aroldis Chapman

RP

77

-26

104

Adrian Beltre

3B

96

-8

105

Cody Allen

RP

102

-3

106

David Ortiz

DH

111

5

107

Shin-soo Choo

OF

130

23

108

Michael Wacha

SP

99

-9

109

A.J. Ramos

RP

144

35

110

Rougned Odor

2B

94

-16

111

Francisco Liriano

SP

118

7

112

Evan Longoria

3B

116

4

113

Tyson Ross

SP

88

-25

114

Hector Rondon

RP

123

9

115

Garrett Richards

SP

108

-7

116

Marcus Stroman

SP

92

-24

117

Hanley Ramirez

OF

122

5

118

James Shields

SP

125

7

119

Travis D'Arnaud

C

129

10

120

Russell Martin

C

119

-1

121

Steven Matz

SP

113

-8

122

Khris Davis

OF

137

15

123

Jordan Zimmermann

SP

121

-2

124

Michael Brantley

OF

105

-19

125

Brett Gardner

OF

133

8

126

Masahiro Tanaka

SP

117

-9

127

Lucas Duda

1B

138

11

128

Huston Street

RP

148

20

129

Justin Verlander

SP

135

6

130

Corey Dickerson

OF

120

-10

131

Elvis Andrus

SS

147

16

132

Kolten Wong

2B

131

-1

133

Addison Russell

SS/2B

126

-7

134

Kole Calhoun

OF

115

-19

135

Brandon Belt

1B

142

7

136

David Peralta

OF

114

-22

137

Francisco Rodriguez

RP

128

-9

138

Mike Moustakas

3B

134

-4

139

Yu Darvish

SP

124

-15

140

Hisashi Iwakuma

SP

136

-4

141

Dustin Pedroia

2B

166

25

142

Carlos Rodon

SP

132

-10

143

D.J. LeMahieu

2B

141

-2

144

Brad Boxberger

RP

149

5

145

Jonathan Papelbon

RP

145

0

146

Shawn Tolleson

RP

158

12

147

Curtis Granderson

OF

176

29

148

Gerardo Parra

OF

192

44

149

Billy Burns

OF

140

-9

150

Stephen Vogt

C/1B

157

7

151

Daniel Murphy

2B/3B

159

8

152

Byron Buxton

OF

172

20

153

Shelby Miller

SP

154

1

154

Mark Teixeira

1B

180

26

155

Jake Odorizzi

SP

150

-5

156

Kevin Pillar

OF

153

-3

157

Drew Smyly

SP

170

13

158

Santiago Casilla

RP

181

23

159

Alex Gordon

OF

188

29

160

Julio Teheran

SP

178

18

161

Matt Duffy

3B

139

-22

162

Glen Perkins

RP

187

25

163

Yasmani Grandal

C

186

23

164

Yan Gomes

C

173

9

165

Byung-Ho Park

1B

185

20

166

Jay Bruce

OF

184

18

167

Devin Mesoraco

C

151

-16

168

Jean Segura

SS

196

28

169

Randal Grichuk

OF

164

-5

170

Jeff Samardzija

SP

146

-24

171

Michael Conforto

OF

189

18

172

Raisel Iglesias

SP

143

-29

173

Jaime Garcia

SP

221

48

174

Carlos Santana

1B

193

19

175

Matt Wieters

C

152

-23

176

Jose Quintana

SP

161

-15

177

Mark Trumbo

1B/OF

171

-6

178

Taijuan Walker

SP

160

-18

179

Yordano Ventura

SP

174

-5

180

Ender Inciarte

OF

190

10

181

Lance McCullers

SP

127

-54

182

Stephen Piscotty

OF

199

17

183

Luis Severino

SP

155

-28

184

Kendrys Morales

DH

163

-21

185

Wil Myers

1B/OF

205

20

186

Blake Swihart

C

198

12

187

Brad Ziegler

RP

212

25

188

Kyle Hendricks

SP

218

30

189

Josh Reddick

OF

213

24

190

Michael Pineda

SP

162

-28

191

Sean Doolittle

RP

204

13

192

J.T. Realmuto

C

165

-27

193

Brett Lawrie

2B/3B

210

17

194

Collin McHugh

SP

182

-12

195

Drew Storen

RP

201

6

196

Jung-Ho Kang

SS/3B

169

-27

197

Joc Pederson

OF

167

-30

198

Patrick Corbin

SP

194

-4

199

Brandon Crawford

SS

177

-22

200

Delino DeShields

OF

179

-22

201

Brandon Phillips

2B

214

13

202

Neil Walker

2B

231

29

203

Aaron Nola

SP

235

30

204

Nick Hundley

C

225

21

205

Starlin Castro

SS/2B

191

-14

206

Ben Zobrist

2B/OF

197

-9

207

Dexter Fowler

OF

175

-32

208

Yasmany Tomas

3B/OF

211

3

209

Ryan Zimmerman

1B

227

18

210

Joe Ross

SP

216

6

211

Andrew Miller

RP

156

-55

212

John Lackey

SP

183

-29

213

Marcus Semien

SS

241

28

214

Jake McGee

RP

222

8

215

Wilson Ramos

C

232

17

216

Wei-Yin Chen

SP

207

-9

217

Gio Gonzalez

SP

195

-22

218

Andrew Heaney

SP

248

30

219

David Wright

3B

228

9

220

Denard Span

OF

251

31

221

Jason Hammel

SP

234

13

222

Welington Castillo

C

206

-16

223

Jonathan Schoop

2B

224

1

224

Dellin Betances

RP

220

-4

225

Evan Gattis

DH

230

5

226

Matt Holliday

OF

246

20

227

Kenta Maeda

SP

200

-27

228

Mike Fiers

SP

215

-13

229

Logan Forsythe

2B

209

-20

230

Steven Souza

OF

249

19

231

Brad Miller

SS/OF

264

33

232

Melky Cabrera

OF

272

40

233

Steve Cishek

RP

243

10

234

Rich Hill

SP

261

27

235

Kevin Kiermaier

OF

274

39

236

Pedro Alvarez

1B

306

70

237

Austin Jackson

OF

373

136

238

Mike Leake

SP

265

27

239

Ben Paulsen

1B

311

72

240

Jose Reyes

SS

168

-72

241

Josh Harrison

2B/3B

202

-39

242

Arodys Vizcaino

RP

237

-5

243

Marcell Ozuna

OF

223

-20

244

Mitch Moreland

1B

229

-15

245

Kevin Gausman

SP

233

-12

246

Justin Bour

1B

238

-8

247

Roberto Osuna

RP

219

-28

248

Eduardo Rodriguez

SP

271

23

249

Odubell Herrera

OF

245

-4

250

Derek Norris

C

226

-24

251

Fernando Rodney

RP

343

92

252

Nick Castellanos

3B

247

-5

253

Clay Buchholz

SP

281

28

254

Howie Kendrick

2B

253

-1

255

Adam Lind

1B

257

2

256

Trevor Bauer

SP

286

30

257

Andrew Cashner

SP

263

6

258

Justin Turner

3B

259

1

259

Alexei Ramirez

SS

266

8

260

Alex Rodriguez

DH

267

7

261

Alcides Escobar

SS

273

12

262

Ian Kennedy

SP

244

-18

263

Trevor Plouffe

3B

279

16

264

Miguel Montero

C

239

-25

265

Francisco Cervelli

C

236

-29

266

Anthony DeSclafani

SP

256

-10

267

Jimmy Nelson

SP

280

13

268

Anibal Sanchez

SP

296

28

269

Domingo Santana

OF

297

28

270

Will Smith

RP

254

-16

271

Erasmo Ramirez

SP

302

31

272

Andrew Bailey

RP

607

335

273

Ervin Santana

SP

303

30

274

Chris Carter

1B

314

40

275

Yadier Molina

C

250

-25

276

Marco Estrada

SP

258

-18

277

Edinson Volquez

SP

305

28

278

Jose Berrios

SP

255

-23

279

Ketel Marte

SS

217

-62

280

Joe Panik

2B

270

-10

281

Matt Moore

SP

262

-19

282

C.J. Cron

1B

277

-5

283

Pablo Sandoval

3B

294

11

284

James McCann

C

269

-15

285

Hector Olivera

3B

316

31

286

Erick Aybar

SS

338

52

287

Danny Valencia

3B

240

-47

288

Rusney Castillo

OF

260

-28

289

Victor Martinez

DH

268

-21

290

Jarrod Dyson

OF

289

-1

291

Jerad Eickhoff

SP

324

33

292

Hyeon-Soo Kim

OF

294

2

293

J.J. Hoover

RP

287

-6

294

Joaquin Benoit

RP

330

36

295

Rick Porcello

SP

327

32

296

Robinson Chirinos

C

313

17

297

Jason Castro

C

323

26

298

A.J. Pierzynski

C

327

29

299

Cameron Rupp

C

389

90

300

Dioner Navarro

C

367

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jfranco77
3/17
This is awesome. Perfect timing too... I'm at pick 262 in my NFBC draft and all the guys are blurring together. Jose Reyes at 240, and Trevor Story unranked. What are you projecting the Rockies to do at SS this year?
MikeGianella
3/17
I have no idea. I'm not clear if Story starts as the SS or Adames. Story will move into these rankings if the Rockies are a little more forthright and/or news about Reyes breaks before next week.
wilymo
3/17
i'm not saying the ranking is wrong but i wouldn't poke reyes with a sharp 10-foot stick right now. just feels like he's going to miss the entire season more likely than not. and why risk it when he hasn't even been that great lately anyway. personally i'd rather have jonathan villar and a peaceful morning cup of coffee
MikeGianella
3/17
People were reacting too far in one direction with Aroldis Chapman; they're reacting too far in the other direction now with Jose Reyes. Easy to foresee a 50-60 game suspension. Hard to see how the Rockies can simply decide to sit him for an entire year without facing a grievance. Even harder to see the Rockies eating $48MM. The rank reflects what I agree is a considerable risk but also reflects that fact that he was the 6th best SS in 15-team mixed leagues last year.
wilymo
3/18
see i feel like the suspension could be worse than that. i'm not talking about the rockies sitting him, or the rockies doing anything really. hard to be sure though, we're off the map a bit on this one obviously. as i say, not really challenging the ranking, just stating a personal "do not want" take. we'll find out if i'm reacting too far in the other direction when it finally comes through
MikeGianella
3/18
It could be. But I suspect past a certain number of games the union is going to push back hard.
kvamlnk
3/18
Notable omissions +-------------------+------+-------+ | player | dp | grade | +-------------------+------+-------+ | Jhonny Peralta | 9999 | C | | Cameron Maybin | 9999 | D | | Asdrubal Cabrera | 9999 | D | | Scott Kazmir | 9999 | D | | Wade Miley | 9999 | D | | Hyun-Jin Ryu | 9999 | D | | Javier Baez | 9999 | D | | Alex Wood | 9999 | D | | Yangervis Solarte | 9999 | D | | Jorge Soler | 9999 | C | | Jake Lamb | 9999 | D | | Cory Spangenberg | 9999 | D | | Devon Travis | 9999 | D | | Eddie Rosario | 9999 | D | +-------------------+------+-------+ (D = 2 star, C = 3 star) from the tiers Notable additions | Jarrod Dyson | 290 | F | | Austin Jackson | 237 | F | | Jose Berrios | 278 | X | (F = NO star, X = prospect, but no star) I could have some errors in recording the tiers, since they're no longer in the PFM for easy retrieval.
MikeGianella
3/18
Hi labrat. Thanks for commenting. A few things to keep in mind. 1) The Top 150 are a composite of the rankings that Bret Sayre and I used for LABR. The next 150 are my rankings. The tiered rankings are finalized by each writer but with staff input. I did some of the rankings. There were cases where I did not necessarily agree with the staff but moved a player up or down if multiple opinions were in a different direction. 2) Many of the players who were omitted were impacted by negative news in terms of their playing time or injury. Peralta, Maybin, Cabrera, and Ryu all had injuries or setbacks since the tiered articles came out. Kazmir's dip in velocity led to his drop. Soler is likely the biggest loser in playing time after the Dexter Fowler acquisition. 3) Nearly all of these players are right on the cusp. In the 15-team mixed bid limits (released today) Peralta, Maybin, Cabrera, Solarte, Lamb, Spangenberg, and Travis all have $1-2 bids. They're right on the cusp.
kvamlnk
3/19
I knew Jhonny Peralta was injured and certainly did not mean to second guess your list. My league has 16 teams, but with slightly different rules. I needed to highlight players whose valuations had changed significantly and figured it was worth sharing the lists.
Cdub2k
3/29
Mike, Kazmir's dip in velocity is an every spring occurrence he picks up velocity as the spring and season goes on. Last clocked he was in the 92 MPH range. Can you tell me where would you slot him in now that his velocity has returned.
Dirk99Pitt
3/18
Mike - Great list. I sorted by difference just to get a feel for who you like vs ADP. I'm in a 12 teamer picking 12th and I'd love to get Miggy/Nolan/Kris/Max there. I think its a timely post to check if there is anyone I left out since I have a job and all. Question on the up side: Votto - that is pretty bullish. I like him. Love watching him hit and he's been slipping in drafts I've seen. OBP he's up there no question, but ahead of Chris Davis and Springer? That Red's machine could be running on one cylinder this year. Not a big deal, I think the value is in the later round picks.
MikeGianella
3/18
Some of this is a product of 1) my belief that batting average is undervalued in fantasy and 2) the idea that RBI/runs - while important - are often overemphasized in fantasy in terms of the loss of value on a poor team. Votto will lose a little bit in those categories, but what he is lacking there he will more than make up for in BA/HR.
DrDonkey
3/21
Thanks for the list. Im fading Boxberger pretty hard right now, are you thinking he comes back and picks up where he left off last year? Seems like too much of a risk for me realtive to some of the guys you have below him. Also Matt Kemp vs Matt Holliday - think I would much rather have Holliday @ 226 than Kemp @ 75, feel very similar to me, what am I missing? Thanks