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Bobby Sylvester’s 2020 Cheat Sheet for Family and Friends (Fantasy Baseball)

by Bobby Sylvester | @bobbyfantasypro | Featured Writer
Mar 21, 2020

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Major League Baseball may be delayed for 6+ weeks but many fantasy baseball drafts are still happening this weekend. For those of you are drafting, I wanted to provide you my updated cheatsheet. I hope you all enjoy it! For any more specific questions, feel free to hit me up on Twitter.

You can find my full rankings at the bottom of the article

When I took this job four years ago, friends and family members alike commonly expected me to sit down and talk about their draft prep for two hours. While I would love to do that, the lead up to fantasy baseball season is a mad rush with over 60 articles and 100,000 words written in the past two months plus over 20 podcasts. There just isn’t enough time in the day so I started building this cheat sheet and just giving it to them when they asked for advice. I decided to make it a public article awhile back so here it is for the 2020 fantasy baseball season.

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My Favorite Targets by Position

My Favorite Targets by Round

Players I’m Avoiding Near ADP

General Strategy

  • Get one of the top 7 catchers
  • Don’t worry about reaching at any other position
  • If you can’t decide between two players and one is an outfield, take the non-outfielder
  • Load your league settings into our auction calculator and use it for rankings
  • Practice from your spot in the draft using our 5-minute mock draft tool
  • Know your league settings and adjust your rankings/targets accordingly
  • Decide if you are using a strategy (see below) and stick to your guns
  • Don’t drink too much at your draft
  • Don’t shy away from boring players or those who have burned you in the past
  • Be careful in auctions to avoid bidding wars or bidding someone up
  • Get your guys. It is more fun that way.
  • Make sure to draft Corey Kluber and Rich Hill

My up to date rankings (this will update nearly every day until the 28th)

My Strategies for Re-Draft Leagues

My Dynasty Articles

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My Rankings

 

Bobby Sylvester is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Bobby, check out his archive and follow him @BobbyFantasyPro.

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1Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
2Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
3Michael Thomas (NO)WR
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
9Davante Adams (GB)WR
10DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)WR
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11Aaron Jones (GB)RB
12Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
13Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
14Julio Jones (ATL)WR
15Chris Godwin (TB)WR
16Travis Kelce (KC)TE
17George Kittle (SF)TE
18Mike Evans (TB)WR
19Josh Jacobs (LV)RB
20Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
21Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
22Lamar Jackson (BAL)QB
23Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
24Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
25Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
26D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
27Mark Andrews (BAL)TE
28Todd Gurley (ATL)RB
29Allen Robinson (CHI)WR
30Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Mike Trout (LAA)CF
3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,RF
4Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
5Mookie Betts (LAD)CF,RF
6Trevor Story (COL)SS
7Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
8Gerrit Cole (NYY)SP
9Trea Turner (WSH)SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
12Juan Soto (WSH)LF
13Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Jose Ramirez (CLE)3B
16Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
17J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
18Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
19Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
20Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
21Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
22Bryce Harper (PHI)RF
23Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
24Starling Marte (ARI)CF
25Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
26Javier Baez (CHC)SS
27Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Shane Bieber (CLE)SP
30Yordan Alvarez (HOU)LF,DH
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (CLE)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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