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For those of you who do drafts instead of auctions, we’ve got you covered. Below you will find our Top 300 rankings. These rankings are for 15-team mixed leagues using standard Rotisserie scoring and rosters. This means two catcher rosters, so if you’re drafting in a one-catcher league, you will need to adjust accordingly. One change we have made this year is that we haven’t populated the table below with the “correct” number of catchers. A 15-team league has 345 active players, so many of the catchers who will be drafted fall below this 300 player threshold.

This is the first draft ranking of two that will be published this spring. The second update will be published shortly before Opening Day.

1) Mike Trout, OF

2) Mookie Betts, OF

3) Jose Altuve, 2B

4) Kris Bryant, 3B/OF

5) Clayton Kershaw, SP

6) Nolan Arenado, 3B

7) Paul Goldschmidt, 1B

8) Manny Machado, SS/3B

9) Bryce Harper, OF

10) Miguel Cabrera, 1B

11) Charlie Blackmon, OF

12) Josh Donaldson, 3B

13) Anthony Rizzo, 1B

14) Starling Marte, OF

15) Joey Votto, 1B

16) Max Scherzer, SP

17) Madison Bumgarner, SP

18) Trea Turner, 2B/OF

19) Corey Seager, SS

20) Carlos Correa, SS

21) Chris Sale, SP

22) Noah Syndergaard, SP

23) Xander Bogaerts, SS

24) Corey Kluber, SP

25) Edwin Encarnacion, 1B

26) Francisco Lindor, SS

27) Ryan Braun, OF

28) Jonathan Villar, SS/3B

29) Buster Posey, C

30) Robinson Cano, 2B

31) Johnny Cueto, SP

32) George Springer, OF

33) Jake Arrieta, SP

34) Yu Darvish, SP

35) Jon Lester, SP

36) Brian Dozier, 2B

37) Rougned Odor, 2B

38) Freddie Freeman, 1B

39) Trevor Story, SS

40) Gregory Polanco, OF

41) Giancarlo Stanton, OF

42) Justin Verlander, SP

43) Jean Segura, SS/2B

44) J.D. Martinez, OF

45) A.J. Pollock, OF

46) Kenley Jansen, RP

47) Gary Sanchez, C

48) Stephen Strasburg, SP

49) Yoenis Cespedes, OF

50) Wil Myers, 1B

51) Billy Hamilton, OF

52) Daniel Murphy, 2B/1B

53) Aroldis Chapman, RP

54) Nelson Cruz, OF

55) Dee Gordon, 2B

56) Chris Archer, SP

57) Andrew McCutchen, OF

58) Kyle Hendricks, SP

59) Carlos Carrasco, SP

60) Jonathan Lucroy, C

61) Jose Abreu, 1B

62) Kyle Seager, 3B

63) Carlos Gonzalez, OF

64) Christian Yelich, OF

65) Justin Upton, OF

66) Carlos Martinez, SP

67) Hanley Ramirez, 1B

68) Zach Britton, RP

69) Mark Melancon, RP

70) Mark Trumbo, OF

71) Ian Kinsler, 2B

72) Jacob deGrom, SP

73) Cole Hamels, SP

74) Kyle Schwarber, OF

75) Masahiro Tanaka, SP

76) Seung Hwan Oh, RP

77) Adrian Beltre, 3B

78) Evan Longoria, 3B

79) Craig Kimbrel, RP

80) Jason Kipnis, 2B

81) Chris Davis, 1B

82) Anthony Rendon, 3B

83) Gerrit Cole, SP

84) Odubel Herrera, OF

85) Matt Kemp, OF

86) Matt Carpenter, 2B/3B/1B

87) Edwin Diaz, RP

88) Zack Greinke, SP

89) Ken Giles, RP

90) Jose Quintana, SP

91) Todd Frazier, 3B

92) Willson Contreras, C/OF

93) Julio Teheran , SP

94) Rick Porcello, SP

95) Roberto Osuna, RP

96) Justin Turner, 3B

97) Khris Davis, OF

98) Kenta Maeda, SP

99) Addison Russell, SS

100) DJ LeMahieu, 2B

101) Alex Bregman, 3B

102) Yasmani Grandal, C

103) Cody Allen, RP

104) Danny Duffy, SP

105) Jose Bautista, OF

106) Aaron Sanchez, SP

107) Adam Jones, OF

108) Evan Gattis, C

109) Lorenzo Cain, OF

110) Ian Desmond, OF

111) Rich Hill, SP

112) Wade Davis, RP

113) Eduardo Nunez, SS/3B

114) Salvador Perez, C

115) Carlos Santana, 1B

116) Miguel Sano, 3B/OF

117) J.T. Realmuto, C

118) Jeurys Familia, RP

119) Maikel Franco, 3B

120) Adam Eaton, OF

121) Jose Ramirez, 3B/OF

122) Eric Hosmer, 1B

123) Danny Salazar, SP

124) Kelvin Herrera, RP

125) Stephen Piscotty, OF

126) Jose Peraza, SS/OF

127) Andrew Benintendi, OF

128) Alex Colome, RP

129) Jameson Taillon, SP

130) Felix Hernandez, SP

131) Tony Watson, RP

132) Albert Pujols, 1B

133) David Price, SP

134) Jackie Bradley, OF

135) Asdrubal Cabrera, SS

136) Dallas Keuchel, SP

137) A.J. Ramos, RP

138) Elvis Andrus, SS

139) Dustin Pedroia, 2B

140) Francisco Rodriguez, RP

141) Marcus Stroman, SP

142) David Robertson, RP

143) Byron Buxton, OF

144) Andrew Miller, RP

145) Kevin Kiermaier, OF

146) Brandon Belt, 1B

147) John Lackey, SP

148) Sam Dyson, RP

149) Troy Tulowitzki, SS

150) Nick Castellanos, 3B

151) Carlos Gomez, OF

152) Yasmany Tomas, OF

153) Carlos Rodon, SP

154) Tanner Roark, SP

155) Brad Miller, SS/1B

156) Keon Broxton, OF

157) Matt Harvey, SP

158) Russell Martin, C

159) Brian McCann, C

160) Vincent Velasquez, SP

161) Tim Anderson, SS

162) Dansby Swanson, SS

163) Jonathan Schoop, 2B

164) Mike Moustakas, 3B

165) Michael Fulmer, SP

166) Shawn Kelley, RP

167) James Paxton, SP

168) Jeff Samardzija, SP

169) Javier Baez, SS/2B/3B

170) Kevin Gausman, SP

171) Hunter Pence, OF

172) Steven Matz, SP

173) Jerad Eickhoff, SP

174) Jarrod Dyson, OF

175) Sean Manaea, SP

176) Nomar Mazara, OF

177) Joc Pederson, OF

178) Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

179) Ben Zobrist, 2B/OF

180) Welington Castillo, C

181) Dexter Fowler, OF

182) Jake Lamb, 3B

183) Aledmys Diaz, SS

184) Rajai Davis, OF

185) Marcell Ozuna, OF

186) Kole Calhoun, OF

187) Raisel Iglesias, RP

188) Julio Urias, SP

189) Yulieski Gurriel, 3B

190) Lance McCullers, SP

191) Jake Odorizzi, SP

192) Randal Grichuk, OF

193) David Dahl, OF

194) Yadier Molina, C

195) Stephen Vogt, C

196) Adam Ottavino, RP

197) Marcus Semien, SS

198) Matt Wieters, C

199) Aaron Nola, SP

200) J.A. Happ, SP

201) Matt Moore, SP

202) Yasiel Puig, OF

203) Tommy Joseph, 1B

204) Robbie Ray, SP

205) Eric Thames, 1B

206) Lucas Duda, 1B

207) Neil Walker, 2B

208) Dellin Betances, RP

209) Neftali Feliz, RP

210) Cameron Rupp, C

211) David Peralta, OF

212) Marco Estrada, SP

213) Daniel Norris, SP

214) Jon Gray, SP

215) Curtis Granderson, OF

216) Mike Napoli, 1B

217) Jay Bruce, OF

218) Kendrys Morales, DH

219) Sonny Gray, SP

220) Eugenio Suarez, 3B

221) Victor Martinez, DH

222) Devon Travis, 2B

223) Jim Johnson, RP

224) Leonys Martin, OF

225) Carlos Beltran, OF

226) Jason Heyward, OF

227) Max Kepler, OF

228) Ender Inciarte, OF

229) Drew Smyly, SP

230) Jacoby Ellsbury, OF

231) Michael Brantley, OF

232) Taijuan Walker, SP

233) Brandon Crawford, SS

234) Justin Bour, 1B

235) Starlin Castro, 2B

236) Ryan Madson, RP

237) Travis d'Arnaud, C

238) Robert Gsellman, SP

239) Drew Pomeranz, SP

240) Michael Pineda, SP

241) Collin McHugh, SP

242) Ryon Healy, 3B

243) Hunter Renfroe, OF

244) Dylan Bundy, SP

245) Adam Duvall, OF

246) Cam Bedrosian, RP

247) Manuel Margot, OF

248) Alex Gordon, OF

249) Shin-Soo Choo, OF

250) Domingo Santana, OF

251) Logan Forsythe, 2B

252) Yangervis Solarte, 3B

253) Jose Reyes, 3B

254) Brandon Maurer, RP

255) Melky Cabrera, OF

256) Adam Wainwright, SP

257) Francisco Liriano, SP

258) Matt Shoemaker, SP

259) Josh Harrison, 2B

260) Corey Dickerson, OF

261) Jung-ho Kang, 3B

262) Ian Kennedy, SP

263) Garrett Richards, SP

264) Kevin Pillar, OF

265) Orlando Arcia, SS

266) Tyler Glasnow, SP

267) Zach Davies, SP

268) Didi Gregorius, SS

269) Jorge Soler, OF

270) Addison Reed, RP

271) Brandon Kintzler, RP

272) Jordan Zimmermann, SP

273) Travis Jankowski, OF

274) Fernando Rodney, RP

275) Brett Gardner, OF

276) Steven Souza, OF

277) Jaime Garcia, SP

278) Anthony DeSclafani, SP

279) Francisco Cervelli, C

280) Jeanmar Gomez, RP

281) Austin Hedges, C

282) Josh Bell, 1B

283) Cesar Hernandez, 2B

284) Sandy Leon, C

285) Travis Shaw, 3B/1B

286) Nate Jones, RP

287) Trevor Bauer, SP

288) Tyler Flowers, C

289) Yan Gomes, C

290) Hisashi Iwakuma, SP

291) Ryan Schimpf, 2B

292) Kyle Barraclough, RP

293) Martin Prado, 3B

294) Alcides Escobar, SS

295) Brandon Drury, 3B/OF

296) Jason Hammel, SP

297) Chris Owings, SS/OF

298) Kolten Wong, 2B

299) Yoan Moncada, 3B

300) Tom Murphy, C

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lipitorkid
3/15
I'll give an internet high five to anyone who can make this into a Google Doc or PDF with the rankings intact, but the players divided up into their respective positions.
bsroufe
3/15
Done: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1uY7MRWtFqZCeQ10qY_VHSQCpdCuvYlgY58rSg723QJs/edit?usp=sharing
kvamlnk
3/15
Thanks. I was still writing my regexextract expressions when I saw you had done all the work.
seanqueue
3/15
A "+1" didn't feel like enough, so allow me to formally thank you for posting this.
lipitorkid
3/15
Thank you.
pinkston
3/15
If Schwarber still qualifies at catcher in the league format, how far do you move him up?
lipitorkid
3/15
I'd put him between Posey and Sanchez depending on the format.
kvamlnk
3/16
24 starting pitchers had mixed league bid amounts, but did not make the top 300. Some of the omissions surprised me. The list of players with bids over 1: +-------------------+--------+------+ | player | mlteam | bid | +-------------------+--------+------+ | Alex Cobb | TB | 3 | | Ivan Nova | PIT | 2 | | Junior Guerra | MIL | 2 | | Joe Ross | WAS | 2 | | Gio Gonzalez | WAS | 2 | | Mike Foltynewicz | ATL | 2 | +-------------------+--------+------+ (I realize that most $1 bid guys would have to be omitted. You did include Jason Hammel.) Would Mike or Bret care to comment on any of these names?
MikeGianella
3/23
Cobb should probably be on here somewhere. And Hammel probably shouldn't be. But when you get into the $2 pitchers in mixed a lot of this is discretionary. Bret and I consolidate our rankings, so some of this is a case where we both might "prefer" a player as opposed to only one of us expressing a preference.
GaryGnu
3/16
How are these ratings based? For example, if I went into the PFM here on bp.com and picked a standard league, no auction straight draft, 5x5 with 15 teams, I get very different results than this list.
MikeGianella
3/23
The PFM is based off of PECOTA and uses a mechanical forecast to generate values. These rankings take a number of things into account - including the PFM - but also use NFBC drafts as a real life barometer for when a player might be taken.
planetearth1love
3/18
fantasy vs. real life I assume
rotoguy
3/21
Would trading down to pick 8 from 3 be dumb? I really want Harper or Machado this year and Votto in rnd 2 but at my 3rd pick I think Votto will be gone
MikeGianella
3/23
It's not dumb but it sounds suboptimal to me.
rkerr1202
3/31
Will you guys be having your 2nd edition of this before Sunday?
jarodnewman
4/01
I was also hoping for an update.