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2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings: Picks & Predictions

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings: Picks & Predictions

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 Best Worst Avg Std Dev ADP vs. ADP
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL RF 1 1 1 0 1
2 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 2 6 2.7 0.8 3 1
3 Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 2 5 2.8 0.6 6 3
4 Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 2 9 4.7 1.4 5 1
5 Mookie Betts LAD 2B,RF 2 7 4.8 1.1 2 -3
6 Kyle Tucker HOU RF 4 15 6.7 1.2 4 -2
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 4 29 8.1 3.6 11 4
8 Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 5 17 9 1.6 7 -1
9 Aaron Judge NYY RF,DH 3 15 10.1 2.2 10 1
10 Juan Soto NYY LF 5 18 10.2 1.8 8 -2
11 Spencer Strider ATL SP 5 29 11.1 4 9 -2
12 Trea Turner PHI SS 6 29 13.4 3.9 17 5
13 Shohei Ohtani LAD DH,SP 7 33 13.6 4.2 12 -1
14 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 9 20 13.9 1.9 14
15 Matt Olson ATL 1B 7 17 14.7 1.8 15
16 Gerrit Cole NYY SP 10 31 16.1 4 13 -3
17 Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 11 22 16.2 2.6 16 -1
18 Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 14 27 18.5 2.4 18
19 Austin Riley ATL 3B 12 21 18.7 1.2 19
20 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 18 27 21.1 1.9 20
21 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 13 35 23.5 3.2 29 8
22 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 14 42 23.7 4.7 22
23 Corbin Burnes BAL SP 13 38 23.8 4 21 -2
24 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 16 44 24 3 25 1
25 Marcus Semien TEX 2B 13 40 24.6 4.4 27 2
26 Corey Seager TEX SS 12 38 26.6 6.9 23 -3
27 Zack Wheeler PHI SP 19 49 26.9 3.9 26 -1
28 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 20 40 28.7 4.9 24 -4
29 Luis Robert Jr. CWS CF 17 40 30 5 36 7
30 Kevin Gausman TOR SP 13 48 30.2 4.6 28 -2
31 Michael Harris II ATL CF 24 42 32.2 3.5 33 2
32 Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 25 44 32.9 3.4 31 -1
33 Bo Bichette TOR SS 26 45 34.1 3.4 39 6
34 Luis Castillo SEA SP 24 50 34.5 6.7 30 -4
35 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 23 53 36.2 5.6 35
36 Pablo Lopez MIN SP 25 64 38.2 5 38 2
37 Randy Arozarena TB LF 21 52 39.3 5.4 44 7
38 Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 20 87 39.8 13.9 34 -4
39 Adolis Garcia TEX RF 24 69 39.9 6 45 6
40 George Kirby SEA SP 26 75 40.4 8.9 40
41 Zac Gallen ARI SP 30 74 41.1 5.4 32 -9
42 CJ Abrams WSH SS 15 82 44.4 9.1 58 16
43 Tyler Glasnow LAD SP 29 107 46.4 9.5 41 -2
44 Yoshinobu Yamamoto LAD SP 33 123 48.7 11.8 42 -2
45 Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 29 77 50.2 8.8 49 4
46 Tarik Skubal DET SP 38 106 50.6 7.8 50 4
47 Devin Williams MIL RP 34 75 52.4 7.6 46 -1
48 Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 40 79 53 8.1 37 -11
49 Logan Webb SF SP 42 64 53.5 5.1 48 -1
50 Aaron Nola PHI SP 27 78 53.7 9 43 -7
51 Mike Trout LAA CF 30 88 54.6 11 52 1
52 Josh Hader HOU RP 39 99 55.2 9.5 53 1
53 Nolan Jones COL LF,RF 39 91 56 8.5 64 11
54 Royce Lewis MIN 3B 40 92 56.2 11.2 63 9
55 Freddy Peralta MIL SP 42 100 56.6 6.6 56 1
56 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 30 83 56.8 12.4 60 4
57 Cody Bellinger CHC 1B,CF 26 92 56.9 13.3 54 -3
58 Max Fried ATL SP 41 80 58.2 6.7 47 -11
59 Framber Valdez HOU SP 42 94 58.6 8.9 51 -8
60 Edwin Diaz NYM RP 37 147 61.5 16.5 55 -5
61 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 44 103 61.7 10.3 80 19
62 Matt McLain CIN 2B,SS 41 116 62.9 13.4 65 3
63 Christian Yelich MIL LF,DH 37 90 64.1 6 73 10
64 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 34 111 65.5 14.7 59 -5
65 Blake Snell SP 44 114 65.5 9.4 61 -4
66 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP 36 97 67.3 11.1 57 -9
67 Logan Gilbert SEA SP 50 96 68.2 10.5 66 -1
68 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 39 102 68.3 13.5 87 19
69 Josh Lowe TB RF,DH 36 108 72.8 12.1 89 20
70 Jhoan Duran MIN RP 44 133 74 13.1 72 2
71 Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP 45 135 76.1 13.4 71
72 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 51 104 76.3 8.9 74 2
73 Eury Perez MIA SP 57 102 76.3 11.5 99 26
74 Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 45 118 77.1 16.1 62 -12
75 Camilo Doval SF RP 53 167 77.3 18.9 68 -7
76 Christian Walker ARI 1B 48 145 77.4 11 78 2
77 Zach Eflin TB SP 49 106 77.5 11.5 79 2
78 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 53 109 79.4 12.9 67 -11
79 Bryan Reynolds PIT LF 40 109 81.9 11.4 81 2
80 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 47 134 82 13.6 88 8
81 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 52 153 82.4 8.5 77 -4
82 Bobby Miller LAD SP 58 137 82.4 14 86 4
83 Will Smith LAD C 66 105 83.3 9.4 69 -14
84 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 62 183 84.6 17.9 83 -1
85 Triston Casas BOS 1B 52 113 86.1 13.3 95 10
86 Jesus Luzardo MIA SP 55 107 87 8.2 84 -2
87 Raisel Iglesias ATL RP 56 146 89.5 18.9 76 -11
88 William Contreras MIL C,DH 59 163 89.8 18 75 -13
89 David Bednar PIT RP 57 151 90 14.3 85 -4
90 Jordan Romano TOR RP 60 133 90.4 12.4 82 -8
91 Joe Ryan MIN SP 70 145 96 16.7 91
92 Nick Castellanos PHI RF 70 132 96.3 11.5 100 8
93 Alexis Diaz CIN RP 62 127 98 11.7 90 -3
94 Xander Bogaerts SD SS 58 166 99.4 19.9 94
95 Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 76 131 99.4 11.8 111 16
96 Justin Steele CHC SP 61 132 99.8 11.1 92 -4
97 Joe Musgrove SD SP 63 131 101 14.1 96 -1
98 Ketel Marte ARI 2B 51 129 102.1 11.9 98
99 Josh Jung TEX 3B 72 176 102.1 24.4 114 15
100 Bryson Stott PHI 2B 42 198 102.8 13.7 109 9


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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