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 SLEEPERSCatcher | First | Second | Third | Quick | Outfield | Pitcher | 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 |