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2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Hitter Rankings: Expert Picks

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Hitter Rankings: Expert Picks

It can be helpful to get an early sense of where the experts stand in terms of initial fantasy baseball rankings. We’ll have you covered as we approach the spring and new season, but for now let’s take a look at 2024 fantasy baseball rankings.

2024 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Rank Player Team Positions Overall Best Worst Avg Std Dev ADP vs. ADP
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL RF 1 1 1 1 0 1
2 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 2 2 4 2.5 0.6 3 1
3 Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 3 2 5 3 0.7 6 3
4 Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 4 2 11 4.4 1 5 1
5 Mookie Betts LAD 2B,RF 5 2 7 4.4 0.9 2 -3
6 Kyle Tucker HOU RF 6 5 12 6.8 1 4 -2
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 7 4 23 7.5 1.8 11 4
8 Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 8 6 17 8.8 1.7 7 -1
9 Aaron Judge NYY RF,DH 9 6 15 9.6 1.6 9
10 Juan Soto NYY LF 10 6 18 9.7 1.6 8 -2
11 Trea Turner PHI SS 12 6 25 11.8 2.1 17 5
12 Shohei Ohtani LAD DH,SP 13 6 19 11.8 2.8 12 -1
13 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 14 8 19 12.5 1.3 14
14 Matt Olson ATL 1B 15 7 22 13.6 1.7 15
15 Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 16 11 21 14.9 1.6 16
16 Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 18 12 22 16.5 2.2 21 3
17 Austin Riley ATL 3B 19 12 21 16.7 0.6 18 -1
18 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 20 15 26 18.9 1.2 20
19 Marcus Semien TEX 2B 23 13 29 20.6 3.8 25 2
20 Corey Seager TEX SS 22 10 30 20.6 4.5 23 1
21 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 21 14 30 21 3.8 28 7
22 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 26 14 33 21.8 3.2 22 -4
23 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 25 18 34 22 2.2 27 2
24 Luis Robert Jr. CWS CF 29 20 32 24.9 3 34 5
25 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 28 18 37 24.9 3.1 24 -4
26 Michael Harris II ATL CF 30 21 33 26.2 2.8 33 3
27 Bo Bichette TOR SS 33 21 41 27.4 2.4 39 6
28 Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 34 22 34 27.6 2.1 31 -3
29 Randy Arozarena TB LF 36 20 41 29.4 2.8 42 6
30 Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 35 23 37 29.4 3.9 38 3
31 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 37 24 42 30.4 3.3 36 -1
32 Adolis Garcia TEX RF 38 23 34 30.4 2.6 44 6
33 CJ Abrams WSH SS 42 15 48 33.1 4.6 57 15
34 Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 46 31 45 38.2 3.2 50 4
35 Cody Bellinger 1B,CF 49 25 61 38.6 3.5 52 3
36 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 48 32 49 38.6 4.4 63 15
37 Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 52 32 62 38.8 3.7 37 -15
38 Nolan Jones COL LF,RF 53 32 46 39.2 4.1 66 13
39 Matt McLain CIN 2B,SS 56 33 65 39.5 5.4 64 8
40 Mike Trout LAA CF 51 25 50 39.6 4.1 53 2
41 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 59 27 64 40.5 4.2 82 23
42 Royce Lewis MIN 3B 61 34 61 42.5 5 65 4
43 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 62 31 52 43.1 3.7 86 24
44 Christian Yelich MIL LF,DH 64 30 52 44.2 3 72 8
45 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 69 30 66 45.2 7.6 60 -9
46 Josh Lowe TB RF,DH 68 36 62 45.2 4 89 21
47 Christian Walker ARI 1B 71 35 92 49.3 5.8 76 5
48 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 74 38 66 51.3 6.7 73 -1
49 Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 75 33 72 51.6 8.2 61 -14
50 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 78 38 60 52.1 5.4 68 -10
51 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 81 45 95 53.1 12 81
52 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 83 39 85 53.5 8.8 88 5
53 Bryan Reynolds PIT LF 82 45 70 54.2 7.4 77 -5
54 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 84 50 60 54.8 2 78 -6
55 Will Smith LAD C 85 42 68 55.2 5.8 69 -16
56 Triston Casas BOS 1B 86 37 69 56.2 5.1 95 9
57 William Contreras MIL C,DH 89 42 99 59.7 12 75 -14
58 Josh Jung TEX 3B 93 49 106 61 13.5 112 19
59 Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 95 54 75 61.1 5.8 113 18
60 Nick Castellanos PHI RF 94 52 76 62 5.4 101 7
61 Ketel Marte ARI 2B 99 39 77 63.4 7.7 100 1
62 George Springer TOR RF,DH 96 45 82 64.5 6 103 7
63 Seiya Suzuki CHC RF 102 46 79 64.7 5.6 111 9
64 Spencer Steer CIN 1B,3B,LF 104 35 83 65.4 8.1 94 -10
65 Xander Bogaerts SD SS 98 42 104 65.4 12.7 98
66 Jordan Walker STL RF 103 49 78 65.5 5.7 125 22
67 Lane Thomas WSH RF 105 50 91 66.6 10.1 118 13
68 Bryson Stott PHI 2B 106 39 130 67.6 9.3 109 3
69 Yandy Diaz TB 1B 107 51 83 68.6 5.9 104 -3
70 Dansby Swanson CHC SS 108 57 82 69.6 5.8 122 14
71 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 111 57 121 71 5.6 124 13
72 Evan Carter TEX LF 112 53 93 71.7 8.2 108 -4
73 Josh Naylor CLE 1B,DH 116 62 108 74.7 4.8 128 12
74 Teoscar Hernandez LAD RF,DH 118 42 140 75.6 12.4 126 8
75 Anthony Santander BAL RF,DH 119 57 92 77.7 6.2 117 -2
76 Zack Gelof OAK 2B 121 50 108 77.9 6 141 20
77 Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 123 55 102 79.3 9.2 145 22
78 Anthony Volpe NYY SS 127 63 104 82.4 9 138 11
79 Yainer Diaz HOU C,DH 129 59 108 84.9 7.2 107 -22
80 Ian Happ CHC LF 128 70 112 84.9 9.8 146 18
81 Cedric Mullins II BAL CF 131 34 115 86.8 14.1 129 -2
82 Riley Greene DET CF 130 62 112 86.8 11.4 167 37
83 Jorge Soler SF RF,DH 134 74 124 87.4 7.9 157 23
84 TJ Friedl CIN LF,CF 133 61 108 87.7 9.5 154 21
85 Jackson Chourio MIL CF 136 51 126 91 19.9 158 22
86 Esteury Ruiz OAK CF 138 73 131 91.4 14 134 -4
87 Luis Arraez MIA 2B 139 65 132 92 9.6 123 -16
88 Marcell Ozuna ATL DH 140 66 123 93.8 11.4 139 -1
89 Salvador Perez KC C,1B,DH 143 74 129 94.2 9.9 131 -12
90 Masataka Yoshida BOS LF,DH 142 52 111 95.1 7.6 148 6
91 Sean Murphy ATL C 146 77 159 95.9 9.7 140 -6
92 Christian Encarnacion-Strand CIN 1B,DH 144 53 133 96.1 19.1 147 3
93 Cal Raleigh SEA C 145 74 117 96.4 10.4 132 -13
94 Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B 148 68 133 98.1 13.3 185 37
95 Chas McCormick HOU LF,CF,RF 154 78 119 100.4 11.5 172 18
96 Francisco Alvarez NYM C 156 64 130 100.7 12.7 152 -4
97 Thairo Estrada SF 2B,SS 150 79 121 100.7 11 166 16
98 Alec Bohm PHI 1B,3B 159 80 172 101.4 11.4 151 -8
99 Max Muncy LAD 3B 155 60 129 101.4 12 150 -5
100 James Outman LAD CF 157 77 132 102.4 13.1 178 21


What is Fantasy Baseball?

Fantasy baseball is an online game where participants act as managers of virtual baseball teams based on real-life Major League Baseball (MLB) players. The performance of these players in actual games determines the results in the fantasy league. It’s a blend of skill, strategy, and a little bit of luck, akin to the real-world decisions team managers must make.

Basic Strategy for Fantasy Baseball Success

1. Understand Your League’s Format and Scoring

Before drafting your team, it’s essential to understand the scoring system and rules of your specific league, as this will influence your drafting and management strategy. Knowing whether you’re in a points-based, category-based, or head-to-head league will guide you in selecting players whose strengths align with the scoring system.

2. Drafting Your Team Wisely

A solid draft is the foundation of a successful season. Here are a few tips for the drafting phase:

  • Balanced Team: Ensure you have a balanced team with a mix of power hitters, average hitters, speedsters, starting pitchers, and relievers.
  • Position Scarcity: Be aware of the depth of talent at each position. Some positions, like shortstop, may have fewer high-quality players, making it beneficial to draft a top player at that position early.
  • High-Floor Players: Early in the draft, focus on players with a proven track record of consistency.
  • Upside Picks: In the later rounds, look for “upside” players. These are athletes who have the potential to outperform their draft position.

3. In-Season Management

  • Stay Active: Constantly look for ways to improve your team through waivers, trades, and free-agent pickups.
  • Mind the Matchups: Pay attention to player matchups, platoon splits, and ballparks. Starting a pitcher in a hitter-friendly park, for example, can be risky.
  • Injury Management: Stay on top of player injuries and have backups ready for your key players.


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