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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 300

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

You don't need a groundhog or even the weather channel to tell you that spring is almost here -- all you need to do is look online for a fantasy baseball Top 300 rankings. No cheat sheet is complete without one, and having of a list of the projected top players (and sleepers) relative to each other always comes in handy. 

Of course, Top 300 rankings aren't glorified mock drafts (you can do that yourself here in mere minutes), nor do they differentiate between player tiers at positions (we can help you there). They just give you a general sense of how to weigh position/category scarcity and player production. The truth is once a draft starts and the first few rounds finish up, it's "anything goes" until the end of the draft. Team needs and individual player preferences trump whatever a Top 300 says.

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheet

Still, we all love looking at Top 300 lists, and it's undeniable that they affect the way people draft, especially the overall rankings in the draft applets of the sites on which you play. We've already broken down some big differences between ESPN and Yahoo's Top 300 lists and why it's important to identify them, and adding another point of reference will help you make sure you're ready for anything once your real draft starts.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each team

Once you draft your starters and you're building depth, you'll likely target a lot of OFs (especially ones with multi-position eligibility) and pitchers, but for those in deep leagues that play an MI and CI or two-catcher leagues, all positions will be in play until the end of the draft, which is why we try to balance our Top 300. For individual position rankings, click the links below.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever

Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Rankings

Eligibility based on Yahoo default settings
*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft Strategy
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | StarterCloser

RankingPlayerTeamPositions
1Mike TroutAngelsOF
2Mookie BettsRed SoxOF
3Jose RamirezIndians2B, 3B
4Francisco LindorIndiansSS
5Christian YelichBrewersOF
6Trea TurnerNationalsSS
7J.D. MartinezRed SoxOF
8Max ScherzerNationalsSP
9Nolan ArenadoRockies3B
10Alex BregmanAstros3B, SS
11Bryce HarperPhilliesOF
12Ronald Acuna Jr.BravesOF
13Chris SaleRed SoxSP
14Jacob deGromMetsSP
15Trevor StoryRockiesSS
16Jose AltuveAstros2B
17Javier BaezCubs2B, 3B, SS
18Manny MachadoPadres3B, SS
19Paul GoldschmidtCardinals1B
20Charlie BlackmonRockiesOF
21Giancarlo StantonYankeesOF
22Aaron JudgeYankeesOF
23Kris BryantCubs3B, OF
24Freddie FreemanBraves1B
25Justin VerlanderAstrosSP
26Anthony RizzoCubs1B
27Gerrit ColeAstrosSP
28Corey KluberIndiansSP
29Whit MerrifieldRoyals1B, 2B, OF
30Khris DavisA'sOF
31Starling MartePiratesOF
32Carlos CorreaAstrosSS
33Cody BellingerDodgers1B, OF
34Rhys HoskinsPhillies1B, OF
35Aaron NolaPhilliesSP
36Carlos CarrascoIndiansSP
37George SpringerAstrosOF
38Juan SotoNationalsOF
39Anthony RendonNationals3B
40Andrew BenintendiRed SoxOF
41Noah SyndergaardMetsSP
42Adalberto MondesiRoyals2B, SS
43Joey VottoReds1B
44Ozzie AlbiesBraves2B
45Blake SnellRaysSP
46James PaxtonMarinersSP
47Walker BuehlerDodgersSP
48Yasiel PuigRedsOF
49Patrick CorbinNationalsSP
50Trevor BauerIndiansSP
51Aroldis ChapmanYankeesRP
52Jonathan VillarOrioles2B, SS
53Tommy PhamRaysOF
54Jean SeguraPhilliesSS
55Xander BogaertsRed SoxSS
56Wil MyersPadres3B, OF
57Gleyber TorresYankees2B, SS
58Corey SeagerDodgersSS
59Scooter GennettReds2B
60Jose BerriosTwinsSP
61Daniel MurphyRockies1B, 2B
62Edwin DiazMetsRP
63Stephen StrasburgNationalsSP
64Travis ShawBrewers1B, 2B, 3B
65Matt OlsonA's1B
66Joey GalloRangers1B, OF
67Zack GreinkeDiamondbacksSP
68Miguel AndujarYankees3B
69Eugenio SuarezReds3B
70Mike ClevingerIndiansSP
71Justin UptonAngelsOF
72Kenley JansenDodgersRP
73Matt CarpenterCardinals1B, 2B, 3B
74Jack FlahertyCardinalsSP
75J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC, 1B
76Clayton KershawDodgersSP
77Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays3B
78Aaron HicksYankeesOF
79Nelson CruzTwinsUTIL
80Jesus AguilarBrewers1B
81Jose AbreuWhite Sox1B
82Josh HaderBrewersRP
83Luis SeverinoYankeesSP
84Roberto OsunaAstrosRP
85Mitch HanigerMarinersOF
86Sean DoolittleNationalsRP
87Blake TreinenA'sRP
88Yasmani GrandalBrewersC
89Max MuncyDodgers1B, 2B, 3B
90A.J. PollockDodgersOF
91Zack WheelerMetsSP
92Gary SanchezYankeesC
93Andrew McCutchenPhilliesOF
94David DahlRockiesOF
95Josh DonaldsonBraves3B
96Matt ChapmanA's3B
97Ian DesmondRockiesOF
98Jameson TaillonPiratesSP
99Felipe VazquezPiratesRP
100Lorenzo CainBrewersOF
101Brad HandIndiansRP
102Yu DarvishCubsSP
103Tim AndersonWhite SoxSS
104Madison BumgarnerGiantsSP
105Justin TurnerDodgers3B
106Mike MoustakasBrewers2B*, 3B
107Charlie MortonRaysSP
108Raisel IglesiasRedsRP
109Dee GordonMariners2B, SS, OF
110Masahiro TanakaYankeesSP
111Kirby YatesPadresRP
112Robbie RayDiamondbacksSP
113Michael ConfortoMetsOF
114Kyle SchwarberCubsOF
115Marcell OzunaCardinalsOF
116Edwin EncarnacionMariners1B
117Jose LeclercRangersRP
118Willson ContrerasCubsC
119Rafael DeversRed Sox3B
120Steven Souza Jr.RaysOF
121Eddie RosarioTwinsOF
122Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox2B, 3B*
123Brian DozierNationals2B
124Miles MikolasCardinalsSP
125David PriceRed SoxSP
126Gregory PolancoPiratesOF
127J.A. HappYankeesSP
128Miguel CabreraTigers1B
129Luis CastilloRedsSP
130Eduardo RodriguezRed SoxSP
131David PeraltaDiamondbacksOF
132David RobertsonPhilliesRP
133Archie BradleyDiamondbacksRP
134Will SmithGiantsRP
135Mallex SmithMarinersOF
136Robinson CanoMets1B, 2B
137Tyler SkaggsAngelsSP
138German MarquezRockiesSP
139Will SmithGiantsRP
140Wade DavisRockiesRP
141Jose PerazaReds2B
142Eric HosmerPadres1B
143Ken GilesBlue JaysRP
144Billy HamiltonRoyalsOF
145Nicholas CastellanosTigersOF
146Alex ColomeWhite SoxRP
147Justin SmoakBlue Jays1B
148Carlos SantanaIndians1B, 3B
149Kyle HendricksCubsSP
150Ryan BraunBrewers1B, OF
151Rick PorcelloRed SoxSP
152Shane BieberIndiansSP
153Craig KimbrelFARP
154Jurickson ProfarA's1B, 2B, 3B, SS
155Brandon MorrowCubsRP
156Kenta MaedaDodgersSP, RP
157Mike FoltynewiczBravesSP
158Randal GrichukBlue JaysOF
159Jake LambDiamondbacks1B*, 3B
160Shohei OhtaniAngelsUTIL
161Trevor MayTwinsRP
162Carlos MartinezCardinalsSP, RP
163Jimmy NelsonBrewersSP
164Kevin KiermaierRaysOF
165Buster PoseyGiantsC, 1B
166Nick PivettaPhilliesSP
167Chris ArcherPiratesSP
168Wilson RamosRaysC
169Yadier MolinaCardinalsC
170Luke VoitYankees1B
171Michael BrantleyAstrosOF
172Brad PeacockAstrosSP*, RP
173Andrew HeaneyAngelsSP
174Miguel SanoTwins1B, 3B
175Chris TaylorDodgers2B, SS, OF
176Jose AlvaradoRaysRP
177Hyun-jin RyuDodgersSP
178Victor RoblesNationalsOF
179Ender InciarteBravesOF
180Cesar HernandezPhillies2B
181Paul DeJongCardinalsSS
182Nomar MazaraRangersOF
183Domingo SantanaMarinersOF
184Nick SenzelReds3B, OF*
185Jordan HicksCardinalsRP
186Matt BarnesRed SoxRP
187Welington CastilloWhite SoxC
188Ryan O'HearnRoyals1B
189Eduardo EscobarDiamondbacks3B, SS
190Arodys VizcainoBravesRP
191Kyle GibsonTwinsSP
192Ryan ZimmermanNationals1B
193Marcus SemienA'sSS
194Adam EatonNationalsOF
195Alex WoodRedsSP
196Rich HillDodgersSP
197Brad BoxbergerRoyalsRP
198Elvis AndrusRangersSS
199Robinson ChirinosAstrosC
200Yuli GurrielAstros1B, 2B, 3B
201Wilmer FloresDiamondbacks1B, 2B, 3B
202Eloy JimenezWhite SoxOF
203Hunter RenfroePadresOF
204Maikel FrancoPhillies3B
205Yan GomesNationalsC
206Danny JansenBlue JaysC
207Zack GodleyDiamondbacksSP
208Amed RosarioMetsSS
209Ian HappCubs3B, OF
210Andrew MillerCardinalsRP
211Manuel MargotPadresOF
212Julio UriasDodgersSP, RP
213Dellin BetancesYankeesRP
214Trey ManciniOrioles1B, OF
215Sergio RomoMarlinsRP
216Cody AllenAngelsRP
217Jorge AlfaroMarlinsC
218Michael WachaCardinalsSP
219Ryon HealyMariners1B
220Jake BauersIndians1B, OF
221Harrison BaderCardinalsOF
222Peter AlonsoMets1B
223Josh BellPirates1B
224Nathan EovaldiRed SoxSP
225Jackie Bradley Jr.Red SoxOF
226Kyle FreelandRockiesSP
227Joey LucchesiPadresSP
228Shane GreeneTigersRP
229Hunter StricklandMarinersRP
230Scott ScheblerRedsOF
231Pedro StropCubsRP
232Delino DeshieldsRangersOF
233Byron BuxtonTwinsOF
234Jeremy JeffressBrewersRP
235Kendrys MoralesBlue Jays1B
236Asdrubal CabreraRangers2B, 3B, SS
237Sean NewcombBravesSP
238Jon GrayRockiesSP
239Vince VelasquezPhilliesSP
240Cole HamelsCubsSP
241Odubel HerreraPhilliesOF
242Alex ReyesCardinalsSP, RP
243Yonder AlonsoWhite Sox1B
244Willy AdamesRays2B, SS
245Jose QuintanaCubsSP
246Joc PedersonDodgersOF
247Jonathan SchoopTwins2B
248Tyler WhiteAstros1B
249Jon LesterCubsSP
250Yusei KikuchiMarinersSP
251Leonys MartinIndiansOF
252Ramon LaureanoA'sOF
253Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B, SS
254Ronald GuzmanRangers1B
255Dallas KeuchelFASP
256Kyle SeagerMariners3B
257Brandon NimmoMetsOF
258Mark TrumboOriolesOF
259Corey DickersonPiratesOF
260Jake ArrietaPhilliesSP
261Shin-Soo ChooRangersOF
262Jung Ho KangPirates3B
263Francisco MejiaPadresC
264Garrett HampsonRockies2B, SS
265Austin MeadowsRaysOF
266Mike ZuninoRaysC
267Jeimer CandelarioTigers3B
268Tyler GlasnowRaysSP, RP
269Jake MusgrovePiratesSP
270Ian KinslerPadres2B
271Jason KipnisIndians2B
272Anibal SanchezNationalsSP
273Orlando ArciaBrewersSS
274Evan LongoriaGiants3B
275Touki ToussaintBravesSP
276Kevin PillarBlue JaysOF
277Luke WeaverDiamondbacksSP
278Collin McHughAstrosSP*, RP
279Adam OttavinoYankeesRP
280Jorge SolerRoyalsOF
281Adam JonesDiamondbacksOF
282Franmil ReyesPadresOF
283Avisail GarciaRaysOF
284Brandon WoodruffBrewersSP, RP
285Steve PearceRed Sox1B, OF
286Jorge PolancoTwinsSS
287Brandon BeltGiants1B
288Marco GonzalesMarinersSP
289Albert PujolsAngels1B
290Dansby SwansonBravesSS
291Jed LowrieMets2B, 3B
292Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 2B, 3B
293Didi GregoriusYankeesSS
294Renato NunezOrioles3B
295Kevin GausmanBravesSP
296Ross StriplingDodgersSP, RP
297Willians AstudilloTwinsC, 3B
298Niko GoodrumTigers1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
299Fernando Tatis Jr.PadresSS
300Josh JamesAstrosSP
300Corey KnebelBrewersRP

*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season