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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: High 300 cheat sheet for 2021



For those who thought final 12 months’s fantasy baseball drafts had been bizarre, welcome to 2021 the place we all know even lower than common (and did we actually ever know that a lot?). That does not imply we did not put numerous cautious thought into our high 300 rankings — it simply means it is harder than ever to steadiness earlier stats (notably final season) and what to anticipate this season, each by way of efficiency and missed video games. However, there are nonetheless top-tier stars and late-round sleepers, and fantasy house owners must know methods to discern between them and all of the potential busts in between.

On the very least, it is simply enjoyable to have a look at rankings and take into consideration how a lot smarter you’re than the one who put them collectively, proper? So, whether or not you’re earnestly in search of assist together with your draft otherwise you simply need to really feel superior to the fantasy baseball professionals, we’re right here for you.

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: 2021 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet

Our huge board begins with a little bit of a shock, as we’re tapping Juan Soto as our No. 1 participant. Many will go for Ronald Acuna Jr. due to his greater SB potential, however Soto has a barely greater common and RBI upside whereas additionally exhibiting the flexibility to steal 15-20 SBs. You are going to be a winner with whoever you go together with — and that features Mookie Betts and even Fernando Tatis Jr. — however it’s all the time enjoyable to debate the highest spot, so have at it.

2021 FANTASY BASEBALL RANKINGS:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Quick | Outfield | Starter | Reliever

The primary few rounds are clearly going to be sturdy, and relying the way you wish to construct your crew, you may go in quite a lot of instructions. Outfield, shortstop and third base are all notably loaded positions — and first base and beginning pitcher are sturdy, as properly — however much more than deciding what positions to focus on, determining which classes to focus on can be key. Steals are as soon as once more at a little bit of a premium, so getting not less than one 20-SB man early ought to be a precedence for a lot of house owners. 

2021 FANTASY SLEEPERS
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Quick | OutfieldPitcher | Every Workforce

No matter your early-round draft technique, chances are high the highest 30 or 40 gamers in our rankings can be many of the high 30 or 40 gamers chosen in your draft. After that, although, something goes. This high 300 is not a glorified mock draft — only a tough define for the general worth of gamers in a vacuum. 

MORE FANTASY BASEBALL:
Mock Draft Simulator | Public sale Values | Workforce Names | Spring Updates

We typically do not worth pitchers fairly as extremely as another fantasy websites. This 12 months, that is most likely extra prudent than ever, as no pitcher threw many innings final 12 months and severe accidents are much more of a threat. Throw within the unpredictability of wins and saves, in addition to the variance of WHIP and ERA, and you’ve got a particularly risky place. There additionally appear to be extra nearer committees this 12 months, so reaching for RPs would not actually make sense. 

DRAFT STRATEGY: Snake Draft | S.M.A.R.T. System | Public sale Suggestions

In the end, all of it comes right down to your league’s settings, draft technique, and the gamers you have already got in your crew. It is all about being versatile and pivoting based mostly on place and class wants. That may imply it makes extra sense to draft somebody ranked 180 over somebody ranked 130 on this checklist, however that is simply the way it works in fantasy baseball.

MLB PROSPECTS: High 50 | High Hitters | High Pitchers

If you do not know that by now, you then’ll most likely have numerous enjoyable making enjoyable of those rankings.

We’ll be updating this checklist incessantly as wanted, so verify again for the most recent participant motion all through the spring. 

Fantasy Baseball Rankings: High 300 cheat sheet

Rankings based mostly on 5×5 H2H leagues with ERA, WHIP, Ks, Wins, and Saves as pitching classes and Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and Batting Common as hitting classes. 

Place eligibility based mostly on Yahoo’s default settings

* = participant not eligible at a place on draft day however anticipated to play there through the season

Rank Participant (bats/throws) Age (as of 4/1) Workforce Place(s)
1 Juan Soto (L) 22 Nationals OF
2 Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) 23 Braves OF
3 Mookie Betts (R) 28 Dodgers OF
4 Fernando Tatis Jr. (R) 22 Padres SS
5 Christian Yelich (L) 29 Brewers OF
6 Trea Turner (R) 27 Nationals SS
7 Mike Trout (R) 29 Angels OF
8 Trevor Story (R) 28 Rockies SS
9 Jose Ramirez (S) 28 Indians 3B
10 Shane Bieber (R) 25 Indians P
11 Jacob deGrom (R) 32 Mets P
12 Francisco Lindor (S) 27 Mets SS
13 Manny Machado (R) 28 Padres 3B, SS
14 Freddie Freeman (L) 31 Braves 1B
15 Cody Bellinger (L) 25 Dodgers 1B, OF
16 Anthony Rendon (R) 30 Angels 3B
17 Alex Bregman (R) 27 Astros 3B, SS
18 Trevor Bauer (R) 30 Dodgers P
19 Gerrit Cole (R) 30 Yankees P
20 Bryce Harper (L) 28 Phillies OF
21 Eugenio Suarez (R) 31 Reds 3B, SS*
22 Jose Abreu (R) 34 White Sox 1B
23 Pete Alonso (R) 26 Mets 1B
24 DJ LeMahieu (R) 32 Yankees 1B, 2B, 3B
25 Nolan Arenado (R) 29 Cardinals 3B
26 Xander Bogaerts (R) 28 Crimson Sox SS
27 Yu Darvish (R) 34 Padres P
28 Max Scherzer (R) 36 Nationals P
29 Luis Robert (R) 23 White Sox OF
30 Bo Bichette (R) 23 Blue Jays SS
31 Adalberto Mondesi (S) 25 Royals SS
32 Kyle Tucker (L) 24 Astros OF
33 Trent Grisham (L) 24 Padres OF
34 Rafael Devers (L) 24 Crimson Sox 3B
35 Aaron Decide (R) 28 Yankees OF
36 George Springer (R) 31 Blue Jays OF
37 Luis Castillo (R) 28 Reds P
38 Walker Buehler (R) 26 Dodgers P
39 Keston Hiura (R) 24 Brewers 1B*, 2B
40 Whit Merrifield (R) 32 Royals 2B, OF
41 Blake Snell (L) 28 Padres P
42 Aaron Nola (R) 27 Phillies P
43 J.D. Martinez (R) 33 Crimson Sox OF
44 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R) 22 Blue Jays 1B, 3B
45 Ozzie Albies (S) 24 Braves 2B
46 Gleyber Torres (R) 24 Yankees 2B, SS
47 Lucas Giolito (R) 26 White Sox P
48 Marcell Ozuna (R) 30 Braves OF
49 Tim Anderson (R) 27 White Sox SS
50 Brandon Woodruff (R) 28 Brewers P
51 Clayton Kershaw (L) 33 Dodgers P
52 Paul Goldschmidt (R) 33 Cardinals 1B
53 Anthony Rizzo (L) 31 Cubs 1B
54 Sonny Grey (R) 32 Reds P
55 Corey Seager (L) 26 Dodgers SS
56 Jack Flaherty (R) 25 Cardinals P
57 J.T. Realmuto (R) 30 Phillies C
58 Nelson Cruz (R) 40 Twins UTIL
59 Yordan Alvarez (L) 23 Astros OF
60 Jorge Soler (R) 29 Royals OF
61 Stephen Strasburg (R) 32 Nationals P
62 Charlie Blackmon (L) 34 Rockies OF
63 Zack Greinke (R) 37 Astros P
64 Brandon Lowe (L) 26 Rays 1B, 2B, OF
65 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) 27 Blue Jays 2B, OF
66 Joey Gallo (L) 27 Rangers OF
67 Javier Baez (R) 28 Cubs SS
68 Marcus Semien (R) 30 Blue Jays 2B*, SS
69 Starling Marte (R) 32 Marlins OF
70 Liam Hendricks (R) 32 White Sox RP
71 Josh Hader (L) 26 Brewers RP
72 Franmil Reyes (R) 25 Indians OF
73 Matt Olson (L) 27 A’s 1B
74 Nick Castellanos (R) 29 Reds OF
75 Michael Conforto (L) 28 Mets OF
76 Giancarlo Stanton (R) 31 Yankees OF
77 Rhys Hoskins (R) 28 Phillies 1B
78 James Karinchak (R) 25 Indians RP
79 Kenta Maeda (R) 32 Twins P
80 Corbin Burnes (R) 26 Brewers P
81 Carlos Correa (R) 26 Astros SS
82 Aroldis Chapman (L) 33 Yankees RP
83 Jose Altuve (R) 30 Astros 2B
84 Cavan Biggio (L) 25 Blue Jays 2B, 3B, OF
85 Luke Voit (R) 30 Yankees 1B
86 Brad Hand (L) 31 Nationals RP
87 Hyun Jin Ryu (L) 34 Blue Jays P
88 Tyler Glasnow (R) 27 Rays P
89 Raisel Iglesias (R) 31 Angels RP
90 Edwin Diaz (R) 27 Mets RP
91 Ketel Marte (S) 27 D-backs 2B, SS, OF
92 Max Muncy (L) 30 Dodgers 1B, 2B, 3B
93 Mike Moustakas (L) 32 Reds 1B, 2B, 3B
94 Jesus Luzardo (L) 23 A’s P
95 AJ Pollock (L) 33 Dodgers OF
96 Matt Chapman (R) 27 A’s 3B
97 Kris Bryant (R) 29 Cubs 3B, OF
98 Yoan Moncada (S) 25 White Sox 3B
99 Zach Plesac (R) 26 Indians P
100 Patrick Corbin (L) 31 Nationals P
101 Kyle Lewis (R) 25 Mariners OF
102 Will Smith (R) 26 Dodgers C
103 Salvador Perez (R) 30 Royals C
104 Josh Donaldson (R) 35 Twins 3B
105 Dylan Moore (R) 28 Mariners 2B, 3B, SS, OF
106 Christian Walker (R) 30 D-backs 1B
107 Ryan Pressly (R) 32 Astros RP
108 Kenley Jansen (R) 33 Dodgers RP
109 Kyle Hendricks (R) 31 Cubs P
110 Jeff McNeil (L) 28 Mets 2B, 3B, OF
111 Ian Happ (S) 26 Cubs 2B, 3B, OF
112 Nick Solak (R) 25 Rangers 2B, 3B, OF
113 Eddie Rosario (L) 29 Indians OF
114 Randy Arozarena (R) 26 Rays OF
115 Dinelson Lamet (R) 28 Padres P
116 Nick Anderson (R) 30 Rays RP
117 Mike Yastrzemski (L) 30 Giants OF
118 Austin Meadows (L) 25 Rays OF
119 Victor Robles (R) 23 Nationals OF
120 Tommy Pham (R) 33 Padres OF
121 Wil Myers (R) 30 Padres OF
122 Devin Williams (R) 26 Brewers RP
123 Archie Bradley (R) 28 Phillies RP
124 German Marquez (R) 26 Rockies P
125 Charlie Morton (R) 37 Braves P
126 Jean Segura (R) 31 Phillies 2B, 3B, SS
127 Marcus Stroman (R) 29 Mets P
128 Zack Wheeler (R) 30 Phillies P
129 Byron Buxton (R) 27 Twins OF
130 Richard Rodriguez (R) 31 Pirates RP
131 Drew Pomeranz (L) 32 Padres RP
132 Nick Senzel (R) 25 Reds OF
133 Michael Brantley (L) 33 Astros OF
134 Chris Paddack (R) 25 Padres P
135 Jose Berrios (R) 26 Twins P
136 James Paxton (L) 32 Mariners P
137 Alec Bohm (R) 24 Phillies 1B, 3B
138 Yasmani Grandal (S) 32 White Sox C, 1B
139 Willson Contreras (R) 28 Cubs C
140 Gary Sanchez (R) 28 Yankees C
141 Trevor Rosenthal (R) 30 A’s RP
142 Justin Turner (R) 36 Dodgers 3B
143 Eduardo Escobar (S) 32 D-backs 2B, 3B
144 Ian Anderson (R) 22 Braves P
145 Carlos Carrasco (R) 34 Mets P
146 Zac Gallen (R) 25 D-backs P
147 Joe Musgrove (R) 28 Padres P
148 Greg Holland (R) 35 Royals RP
149 Jordan Romano (R) 27 Blue Jays RP
150 Matt Barnes (R) 30 Crimson Sox RP
151 Trey Mancini (R) 29 Orioles 1B, OF
152 Austin Riley (R) 23 Braves 3B, OF
153 Miguel Sano (R) 27 Twins 1B, 3B
154 Giovanny Gallegos (R) 29 Cardinals RP
155 Max Fried (L) 27 Braves P
156 Ryan McMahon (L) 26 Rockies 1B, 2B, 3B
157 Josh Bell (S) 28 Nationals 1B
158 Amir Garrett (L) 28 Reds RP
159 Taylor Rogers (L) 30 Twins RP
160 Cristian Javier (R) 24 Astros P
161 Triston McKenzie (R) 23 Indians P
162 Max Kepler (L) 28 Twins OF
163 Ryan Mountcastle (R) 24 Orioles 1B, OF
164 Dominic Smith (L) 25 Mets 1B, OF
165 Anthony Santander (S) 26 Orioles OF
166 Teoscar Hernandez (R) 28 Blue Jays OF
167 Ke’Bryan Hayes (R) 24 Pirates 3B
168 Gio Urshela (R) 29 Yankees 3B
169 Kevin Gausman (R) 31 Giants P
170 Zach Eflin (R) 26 Phillies P
171 Framber Valdez (L) 27 Astros P
172 Lance Lynn (R) 33 White Sox P
173 Eric Hosmer (L) 31 Padres 1B
174 Yuli Gurriel (R) 36 Astros 1B, 3B
175 Anthony Bass (R) 33 Marlins RP
176 Emilio Pagan (R) 29 Padres RP
177 Joc Pederson (L) 28 Cubs 1B, OF
178 Marco Gonzales (L) 29 Mariners P
179 Frankie Montas (R) 28 A’s P
180 Kolten Wong (L) 30 Brewers 2B
181 Tommy Edman (S) 25 Cardinals 2B, 3B, SS, OF
182 Hunter Renfroe (R) 29 Crimson Sox OF
183 Kyle Schwarber (L) 28 Nationals OF
184 Tony Gonsolin (R) 26 Dodgers P
185 Didi Gregorius (L) 31 Phillies SS
186 Dansby Swanson (R) 27 Braves SS
187 Dylan Bundy (R) 29 Angels P
188 David Value (L) 35 Dodgers P
189 Pablo Lopez (L) 25 Marlins P
190 Sixto Sanchez (R) 22 Marlins P
191 Shohei Ohtani (L) 26 Angels UTIL
192 Jesus Aguilar (R) 30 Marlins 1B
193 Jared Walsh (L) 27 Angels 1B
194 Clint Frazier (R) 26 Yankees OF
195 Aaron Hicks (S) 31 Yankees OF
196 Alex Verdugo (L) 24 Crimson Sox OF
197 Ramon Laureano (R) 26 A’s OF
198 Garrett Hampson (R) 26 Rockies 2B, SS, OF
199 Nick Madrigal (R) 24 White Sox 2B
200 Aaron Civale (R) 25 Indians P
201 Eduardo Rodriguez (L) 27 Crimson Sox P
202 Leody Taveras (S) 22 Rangers OF
203 Corey Kluber (R) 34 Yankees P
204 Julio Urias (L) 24 Dodgers P
205 Andrew Heaney (L) 30 Angels P
206 Sean Murphy (R) 26 A’s C
207 Kole Calhoun (L) 33 D-backs OF
208 Randal Grichuk (R) 29 Blue Jays OF
209 Mitch Haniger (R) 30 Mariners OF
210 Diego Castillo (R) 27 Rays RP
211 Christian Vazquez (R) 30 Crimson Sox C, 1B
212 Daulton Varsho (L) 24 D-backs C, OF
213 Myles Straw (R) 26 Astros OF
214 Jordan Hicks (R) 24 Cardinals RP
215 Alex Colome (R) 32 Twins RP
216 Kyle Seager (L) 33 Mariners 3B
217 Hunter Dozier (R) 29 Royals 1B, 3B, OF
218 Craig Kimbrel (R) 32 Cubs RP
219 Joakim Soria (R) 36 D-backs RP
220 Rafael Montero (R) 30 Mariners RP
221 Willy Adames (R) 25 Rays SS
222 Amed Rosario (R) 25 Indians SS
223 Elvis Andrus (R) 32 A’s SS
224 Chris Bassitt (R) 32 A’s P
225 Josh Lindblom (R) 33 Brewers P
226 Jake Cronenworth (L) 27 Padres 1B, 2B, SS
227 Will Smith (L) 31 Braves RP
228 Jeimer Candelario (S) 27 Tigers 1B, 3B
229 Tyler Mahle (R) 26 Reds P
230 Gavin Lux (L) 23 Dodgers 2B
231 Shohei Ohtani (R) 26 Angels P
232 Griffin Canning (R) 24 Angels P
233 Daniel Bard (R) 35 Rockies RP
234 Travis d’Arnaud (R) 32 Braves C, 1B
235 Mitch Garver (R) 30 Twins C
236 Dallas Keuchel (L) 33 White Sox P
237 Lance McCullers (R) 27 Astros P
238 Mike Soroka (R) 23 Braves P
239 Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R) 26 Rangers C, 3B, SS
240 Jake McGee (L) 34 Giants RP
241 Corey Dickerson (R) 31 Marlins OF
242 Andrew McCutchen (R) 34 Phillies OF
243 Andrew Benintendi (L) 26 Royals OF
244 Stefan Crichton (R) 29 D-backs RP
245 Sean Doolittle (L) 34 Reds RP
246 Austin Nola (R) 31 Padres C, 1B, 2B
247 Chris Archer (R) 32 Rays P
248 Dane Dunning (R) 26 Rangers P
249 Jose Urquidy (R) 25 Astros P
250 Jesse Winker (L) 27 Reds OF
251 Nate Lowe (L) 25 Rangers 1B
252 Bobby Dalbec (R) 25 Crimson Sox 1B
253 Justin Upton (R) 33 Angels OF
254 Willie Calhoun (L) 26 Rangers OF
255 Victor Reyes (S) 26 Tigers OF
256 Spencer Turnbull (R) 28 Tigers P
257 Sandy Alcantara (R) 25 Marlins P
258 Dustin Could (R) 23 Dodgers P
259 Jordan Montgomery (L) 28 Yankees P
260 Chris Sale (L) 32 Crimson Sox P
261 Khris Davis (R) 33 Rangers UTIL
262 Joey Votto (L) 37 Reds 1B
263 Brandon Belt (L) 32 Giants 1B, OF
264 Carlos Santana (S) 34 Royals 1B
265 Andrew Vaughn (R) 22 White Sox 1B
266 Manuel Margot (R) 26 Rays OF
267 Deivi Garcia (R) 21 Yankees P
268 Adbert Alzolay (R) 26 Cubs P
269 Justus Sheffield (L) 24 Mariners P
270 Jonathan Schoop (R) 29 Tigers 2B
271 Paul DeJong (R) 27 Cardinals SS
272 Dylan Carlson (S) 22 Cardinals OF
273 Austin Hays (R) 25 Orioles OF
274 Adam Eaton (L) 32 White Sox OF
275 Lorenzo Cain (R) 34 Brewers OF
276 Michael Pineda (R) 32 Twins P
277 Drew Smyly (L) 31 Braves P
278 Sean Manaea (L) 29 A’s P
279 Jorge Polanco (S) 27 Twins SS
280 Carter Kieboom (R) 23 Nationals 3B, SS
281 Noah Syndergaard (R) 28 Mets P
282 Luis Severino (R) 27 Yankees P
283 Rougned Odor (L) 27 Rangers 2B, 3B*
284 Bryan Garcia (R) 25 Tigers RP
285 Hunter Harvey (R) 26 Orioles RP
286 Jonathan Villar (S) 29 Mets 2B, SS
287 Jon Berti (R) 30 Marlins 2B, 3B, SS, OF
288 Michael Kopech (R) 24 White Sox P
289 Raimel Tapia (L) 27 Rockies OF
290 Gregory Polanco (L) 29 Pirates OF
291 Avisail Garcia (R) 29 Brewers OF
292 David Peralta (L) 33 D-backs OF
293 Willi Castro (S) 23 Tigers 3B, SS
294 Brady Singer (R) 24 Royals P
295 Matt Bush (R) 35 Rangers RP
296 Ian Kennedy (R) 36 Rangers RP
297 Elieser Hernandez (R) 25 Marlins P
298 David Dahl (L) 27 Rangers OF
299 Mike Minor (L) 33 Royals P
300 Jorge Alfaro (R) 27 Marlins C





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