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2024 Fantasy Baseball Expert Draft Rankings

2024 Fantasy Baseball Expert Draft Rankings

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 Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 2 3 2.6 0.5 6 4
3 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 2 6 2.8 0.7 3
4 Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 2 9 4.6 0.8 5 1
5 Mookie Betts LAD 2B,RF 3 7 4.8 0.7 2 -3
6 Kyle Tucker HOU RF 5 10 6.6 0.5 4 -2
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 4 10 7.2 1.7 11 4
8 Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 5 11 8.8 1 7 -1
9 Juan Soto NYY LF 5 11 9.6 1 8 -1
10 Aaron Judge NYY RF,DH 8 15 10.6 1.4 9 -1
11 Shohei Ohtani LAD DH,SP 7 24 11.4 1.9 12 1
12 Spencer Strider ATL SP 6 19 12 4.5 10 -2
13 Trea Turner PHI SS 10 16 13 0.9 17 4
14 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 12 17 13.8 1.6 15 1
15 Gerrit Cole NYY SP 12 20 15.6 2.5 13 -2
16 Matt Olson ATL 1B 13 17 15.6 1.4 14 -2
17 Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 14 20 15.6 1.4 16 -1
18 Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 15 23 18.2 1.7 19 1
19 Austin Riley ATL 3B 16 21 19 0.6 18 -1
20 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 16 27 21.8 2.3 24 4
21 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 19 27 21.8 1.7 20 -1
22 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 13 29 24.2 2 29 7
23 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 20 33 24.6 2.7 22 -1
24 Corey Seager TEX SS 18 35 25.6 2.4 23 -1
25 Corbin Burnes BAL SP 17 28 25.8 2 21 -4
26 Marcus Semien TEX 2B 20 40 26.2 3.3 26
27 Zack Wheeler PHI SP 23 33 26.8 3.3 27
28 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 20 37 28 4.7 25 -3
29 Luis Robert Jr. CWS CF 22 38 28 4.2 34 5
30 Kevin Gausman TOR SP 13 36 29.8 2.4 28 -2
31 Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 28 39 33.4 3.6 31
32 Michael Harris II ATL CF 29 39 33.6 3 33 1
33 Bo Bichette TOR SS 30 40 34 1.9 39 6
34 Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 26 46 35.2 5.9 35 1
35 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 26 53 36.4 5.9 36 1
36 Pablo Lopez MIN SP 25 47 36.8 3.1 38 2
37 Adolis Garcia TEX RF 30 49 36.8 2.8 45 8
38 George Kirby SEA SP 34 48 38 4.3 40 2
39 Zac Gallen ARI SP 30 47 38.2 1 32 -7
40 Luis Castillo SEA SP 24 43 38.4 3.9 30 -10
41 CJ Abrams WSH SS 32 82 40.6 4.5 58 17
42 Randy Arozarena TB LF 29 52 41 6 43 1
43 Tyler Glasnow LAD SP 29 54 44.2 1.7 41 -2
44 Yoshinobu Yamamoto LAD SP 35 60 47 5.9 42 -2
45 Aaron Nola PHI SP 41 71 49.4 6.8 44 -1
46 Tarik Skubal DET SP 38 60 50.4 6.4 49 3
47 Logan Webb SF SP 43 62 51.2 4.5 48 1
48 Royce Lewis MIN 3B 41 85 52.6 8.7 63 15
49 Nolan Jones COL LF,RF 40 74 53.8 6.4 64 15
50 Cody Bellinger CHC 1B,CF 42 76 53.8 6.4 54 4
51 Freddy Peralta MIL SP 42 64 53.8 4.4 56 5
52 Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 44 68 54 7 50 -2
53 Mike Trout LAA CF 37 76 54.8 8.3 52 -1
54 Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 44 69 56.2 6.1 37 -17
55 Framber Valdez HOU SP 43 63 56.6 4.1 51 -4
56 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 46 78 57 8.6 81 25
57 Devin Williams MIL RP 47 75 57.2 7.6 46 -11
58 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 43 77 57.8 8.7 62 4
59 Josh Hader HOU RP 48 86 59 3.3 53 -6
60 Max Fried ATL SP 51 68 59.6 5 47 -13
61 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 41 88 62 13.9 59 -2
62 Matt McLain CIN 2B,SS 41 116 62.6 17.4 65 3
63 Edwin Diaz NYM RP 49 100 63.2 12.5 55 -8
64 Logan Gilbert SEA SP 59 71 63.8 3.1 67 3
65 Josh Lowe TB RF,DH 56 88 64 3 89 24
66 Christian Yelich MIL LF,DH 60 69 64 0.9 73 7
67 Blake Snell SP 44 78 64.4 6.9 60 -7
68 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 39 99 66.4 7.8 87 19
69 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP 56 77 68.6 5.5 57 -12
70 Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 49 110 71.2 15.9 61 -9
71 Zach Eflin TB SP 58 85 73.4 6 80 9
72 Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP 53 108 73.8 11.8 71 -1
73 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 73 183 76.8 3.3 82 9
74 Bobby Miller LAD SP 58 99 77 9.4 85 11
75 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 63 104 77.4 8.8 74 -1
76 Camilo Doval SF RP 66 102 77.6 12.4 69 -7
77 Christian Walker ARI 1B 67 87 77.6 4.5 77
78 Eury Perez MIA SP 69 97 77.6 4 99 21
79 Jesus Luzardo MIA SP 55 91 78.6 7.5 83 4
80 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 66 103 78.6 9.6 68 -12
81 Bryan Reynolds PIT LF 67 109 82.2 12.2 79 -2
82 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 66 93 83.8 4.9 78 -4
83 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 70 120 83.8 6.4 88 5
84 Jhoan Duran MIN RP 54 99 85 5.4 72 -12
85 Nick Castellanos PHI RF 70 110 86 11.1 100 15
86 Will Smith LAD C 78 105 86 7.9 70 -16
87 Joe Ryan MIN SP 70 111 90.4 13.4 92 5
88 Triston Casas BOS 1B 75 113 91.2 9.9 94 6
89 George Springer TOR RF,DH 62 132 93.4 7.7 102 13
90 Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 81 112 93.4 6.4 111 21
91 Lane Thomas WSH RF 82 200 95.8 5.6 119 28
92 William Contreras MIL C,DH 88 165 95.8 5.6 75 -17
93 Josh Jung TEX 3B 77 116 96.8 11.8 114 21
94 Raisel Iglesias ATL RP 63 133 97.4 10.9 76 -18
95 Bryson Stott PHI 2B 86 127 97.6 11.5 109 14
96 Cole Ragans KC SP,RP 81 161 98 9.4 101 5
97 Jordan Romano TOR RP 94 103 98.6 2.3 84 -13
98 Jordan Walker STL RF 65 123 99 11 120 22
99 Ketel Marte ARI 2B 83 118 99 7.5 98 -1
100 Joe Musgrove SD SP 65 131 99.2 8.8 97 -3
101 David Bednar PIT RP 86 128 100 6 86 -15
102 Xander Bogaerts SD SS 58 135 101.4 5.2 95 -7
103 Evan Carter TEX LF 78 135 103.4 11.9 107 4
104 Justin Steele CHC SP 83 132 104 9.6 91 -13
105 Alexis Diaz CIN RP 85 129 104.6 10.7 90 -15
106 Kodai Senga NYM SP 58 222 105.8 54 66 -40
107 Spencer Steer CIN 1B,3B,LF 83 139 106.4 11.4 96 -11
108 Tanner Bibee CLE SP 75 124 106.6 12 106 -2
109 Seiya Suzuki CHC RF 93 134 107.8 10.1 108 -1
110 Dylan Cease CWS SP 92 121 109.2 8.2 93 -17
111 Yandy Diaz TB 1B 91 137 111.2 10.2 103 -8
112 Teoscar Hernandez LAD RF,DH 77 124 112 1.9 123 11
113 Josh Naylor CLE 1B,DH 98 177 115.8 6.5 126 13
114 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 106 132 116 5.7 127 13
115 Paul Sewald ARI RP 104 177 116.2 8.3 105 -10
116 Dansby Swanson CHC SS 84 146 116.4 14.5 121 5
117 Sonny Gray STL SP 89 127 117.2 4.1 110 -7
118 Anthony Volpe NYY SS 96 163 122.2 7 138 20
119 Jackson Chourio MIL CF 84 166 123.6 24.5 152 33
120 Anthony Santander BAL RF,DH 90 152 126 2.9 116 -4
121 Zack Gelof OAK 2B 122 145 126.4 4.8 141 20
122 Ryan Helsley STL RP 103 175 127.4 8.2 113 -9
123 Andres Munoz SEA RP 79 213 128.4 16.3 112 -11
124 Justin Verlander HOU SP 106 181 130 13.3 124
125 Evan Phillips LAD RP 89 194 131.2 9.5 117 -8
126 TJ Friedl CIN LF,CF 96 239 131.2 16.4 155 29
127 Marcell Ozuna ATL DH 79 159 133.4 4.5 142 15
128 Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 104 237 133.8 12.9 145 17
129 Walker Buehler LAD SP 110 179 134.6 24.6 128 -1
130 Cedric Mullins II BAL CF 107 199 136.8 12.2 129 -1
131 Chris Sale ATL SP 108 177 137 14.7 143 12
132 Jorge Soler SF RF,DH 127 162 137.6 7.8 159 27
133 Merrill Kelly ARI SP 122 189 139 15 137 4
134 Esteury Ruiz OAK CF 109 170 140 14.8 134
135 Ian Happ CHC LF 114 175 141.4 16.7 146 11
136 Chris Bassitt TOR SP 99 202 141.8 18.2 122 -14
137 Yainer Diaz HOU C,DH 110 176 143.6 15.1 104 -33
138 Clay Holmes NYY RP 128 211 144 8.9 131 -7
139 Riley Greene DET CF 105 183 144.2 18.9 163 24
140 Pete Fairbanks TB RP 119 212 145.4 17.1 115 -25
141 Chas McCormick HOU LF,CF,RF 101 174 147.2 12 172 31
142 Masataka Yoshida BOS LF,DH 125 178 148.2 9.7 149 7
143 Michael King SD SP,RP 108 180 148.4 14.2 150 7
144 Luis Arraez MIA 2B 116 185 149.4 12.3 125 -19
145 Hunter Greene CIN SP 109 166 149.6 11.6 133 -12
146 Thairo Estrada SF 2B,SS 132 188 150.4 14.7 165 19
147 Jordan Montgomery SP 127 182 150.6 7.7 136 -11
148 Alec Bohm PHI 1B,3B 128 194 152.4 20.2 156 8
149 James Outman LAD CF 121 217 154.6 28 178 29
150 Max Muncy LAD 3B 105 211 155.4 21.7 148 -2


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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