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2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings: Expert Picks & Predictions

2024 Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings: Expert 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 12 2.8 1 3 1
3 Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 2 8 3.2 0.9 6 3
4 Mookie Betts LAD 2B,RF 2 9 4.8 1.3 2 -2
5 Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 2 9 4.9 1.5 5
6 Kyle Tucker HOU RF 5 15 6.8 1.3 4 -2
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 4 29 8.5 4 11 4
8 Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 2 17 9.2 2 7 -1
9 Aaron Judge NYY RF,DH 2 15 9.8 2.4 9
10 Juan Soto NYY LF 4 18 10 2.1 8 -2
11 Spencer Strider ATL SP 4 29 10.9 3.8 10 -1
12 Shohei Ohtani LAD DH,SP 3 24 12.2 3.4 12
13 Trea Turner PHI SS 6 28 13.5 3.7 17 4
14 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 9 22 14.1 2.4 14
15 Matt Olson ATL 1B 7 18 14.5 2.1 15
16 Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 12 21 15.9 2.1 16
17 Gerrit Cole NYY SP 10 30 16.2 3.4 13 -4
18 Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 14 27 18.2 2 21 3
19 Austin Riley ATL 3B 12 22 18.8 1.2 18 -1
20 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 18 27 21.1 2.2 20
21 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 16 44 24.1 2.9 27 6
22 Corey Seager TEX SS 12 38 24.7 6.8 23 1
23 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 14 42 24.8 5.1 22 -1
24 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 13 44 24.9 5.4 29 5
25 Corbin Burnes BAL SP 13 39 25.1 3.2 19 -6
26 Marcus Semien TEX 2B 13 40 25.2 5 24 -2
27 Zack Wheeler PHI SP 19 50 27.3 3.7 26 -1
28 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 20 41 29 5.2 25 -3
29 Luis Robert Jr. CWS CF 22 40 29.7 4.5 34 5
30 Kevin Gausman TOR SP 13 49 30.4 5.3 28 -2
31 Michael Harris II ATL CF 24 42 32.4 3.9 33 2
32 Luis Castillo SEA SP 24 50 33.3 6.8 30 -2
33 Bo Bichette TOR SS 25 47 34.2 4.4 39 6
34 Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 25 53 34.3 5.1 31 -3
35 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 23 53 36.6 5.6 35
36 Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 20 81 37.4 8.7 38 2
37 Pablo Lopez MIN SP 25 65 38.3 4.8 36 -1
38 Randy Arozarena TB LF 20 52 38.4 5.7 43 5
39 Adolis Garcia TEX RF 23 69 40.1 5.1 44 5
40 George Kirby SEA SP 27 76 41.2 9.1 40
41 Zac Gallen ARI SP 30 75 41.7 6.9 32 -9
42 CJ Abrams WSH SS 15 93 46 12.2 59 17
43 Tyler Glasnow LAD SP 25 107 46.7 10.8 41 -2
44 Yoshinobu Yamamoto LAD SP 35 123 49.5 10.6 47 3
45 Tarik Skubal DET SP 38 106 49.7 8.1 49 4
46 Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 29 79 50.8 7.9 50 4
47 Mike Trout LAA CF 30 92 53.4 10.5 53 6
48 Aaron Nola PHI SP 27 78 53.9 10 42 -6
49 Nolan Jones COL LF,RF 39 68 53.9 8.3 66 17
50 Devin Williams MIL RP 34 75 54.1 8.6 45 -5
51 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 30 77 54.6 11.2 63 12
52 Logan Webb SF SP 38 65 55.2 5.4 48 -4
53 Matt McLain CIN 2B,SS 41 117 56.2 9.7 64 11
54 Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 40 100 56.4 9.6 37 -17
55 Freddy Peralta MIL SP 45 100 56.7 6 54 -1
56 Framber Valdez HOU SP 36 94 57.2 10.6 51 -5
57 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 27 103 57.5 11.5 81 24
58 Max Fried ATL SP 39 88 57.7 7.8 46 -12
59 Cody Bellinger 1B,CF 25 89 57.8 13.5 52 -7
60 Josh Hader HOU RP 39 99 57.9 13 55 -5
61 Royce Lewis MIN 3B 41 92 57.9 10.8 65 4
62 Edwin Diaz NYM RP 42 146 63.9 15.2 60 -2
63 Christian Yelich MIL LF,DH 37 86 65 5.2 72 9
64 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 38 94 65.1 9.7 86 22
65 Kodai Senga NYM SP 48 96 65.7 10.7 61 -4
66 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 34 105 68 14.3 57 -9
67 Logan Gilbert SEA SP 49 96 68.3 11.2 67
68 Blake Snell SP 44 114 68.7 12.5 56 -12
69 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP 36 97 68.8 11 58 -11
70 Josh Lowe TB RF,DH 40 108 71.5 11.9 90 20
71 Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 45 113 74.6 16.4 62 -9
72 Christian Walker ARI 1B 48 145 74.9 9.3 78 6
73 Zach Eflin TB SP 40 106 76.5 13.1 76 3
74 Jhoan Duran MIN RP 46 133 76.8 11.9 75 1
75 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 52 104 77.1 8 73 -2
76 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 53 109 80.2 11.8 68 -8
77 Camilo Doval SF RP 53 164 80.9 20.6 71 -6
78 Bryan Reynolds PIT LF 40 109 81 11.1 80 2
79 Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP 44 144 82.2 16.8 70 -9
80 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 68 134 82.5 13.8 88 8
81 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 52 153 82.6 8.8 79 -2
82 Eury Perez MIA SP 57 150 82.9 14.1 99 17
83 Will Smith LAD C 62 105 83.1 9 69 -14
84 Bobby Miller LAD SP 61 137 83.9 12.3 84
85 Triston Casas BOS 1B 52 113 86.6 9.7 95 10
86 William Contreras MIL C,DH 47 164 88.6 17.5 74 -12
87 Jesus Luzardo MIA SP 57 107 89.2 8.2 77 -10
88 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 63 184 89.4 29.7 82 -6
89 Joe Ryan MIN SP 60 134 92.7 14.4 89
90 Raisel Iglesias ATL RP 54 146 92.9 20 83 -7
91 Jordan Romano TOR RP 56 133 93.2 14.6 85 -6
92 David Bednar PIT RP 57 151 93.8 14.2 87 -5
93 Josh Jung TEX 3B 73 168 94.3 16 112 19
94 Nick Castellanos PHI RF 71 184 97.9 14.3 101 7
95 Xander Bogaerts SD SS 62 166 99.1 14.3 97 2
96 Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 77 125 99.1 10.6 114 18
97 Alexis Diaz CIN RP 62 180 100.1 15.4 94 -3
98 Justin Steele CHC SP 71 133 100.2 11.2 91 -7
99 Ketel Marte ARI 2B 51 129 100.3 12.2 100 1
100 George Springer TOR RF,DH 62 129 100.7 11.6 102 2
101 Seiya Suzuki CHC RF 75 123 102.1 10.7 110 9
102 Joe Musgrove SD SP 60 124 103.9 9.4 96 -6
103 Spencer Steer CIN 1B,3B,LF 37 139 106.3 15.6 98 -5
104 Bryson Stott PHI 2B 43 198 109.4 21 107 3
105 Yandy Diaz TB 1B 78 138 110.1 12.2 105
106 Jordan Walker STL RF 66 173 110.8 18.2 127 21
107 Dansby Swanson CHC SS 85 162 112.7 16.6 124 17
108 Evan Carter TEX LF 79 149 113 16.7 111 3
109 Paul Sewald ARI RP 86 178 113.2 19.7 108 -1
110 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 84 189 114.2 19.1 121 11
111 Cole Ragans KC SP,RP 65 193 116.4 23 103 -8
112 Tanner Bibee CLE SP 67 153 116.6 14.4 104 -8
113 Sonny Gray STL SP 99 155 117.7 8.4 109 -4
114 Andres Munoz SEA RP 86 212 117.7 18.1 115 1
115 Josh Naylor CLE 1B,DH 84 177 118.7 12.1 128 13
116 Lane Thomas WSH RF 64 220 119.1 34 119 3
117 Dylan Cease CWS SP 76 215 121.4 27.1 92 -25
118 Justin Verlander HOU SP 91 146 123 13.3 113 -5
119 Walker Buehler LAD SP 90 174 123.6 20.1 126 7
120 Teoscar Hernandez LAD RF,DH 65 208 124.3 21.4 125 5
121 Pete Fairbanks TB RP 85 222 125.8 21.1 123 2
122 Anthony Santander BAL RF,DH 75 202 126.8 15.2 118 -4
123 Zack Gelof OAK 2B 76 171 127 13.4 139 16
124 Ryan Helsley STL RP 95 180 127.4 20.1 116 -8
125 Evan Phillips LAD RP 89 195 129.3 16.2 120 -5
126 Yainer Diaz HOU C,DH 87 177 131.9 19.3 106 -20
127 Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 83 165 132.4 19.5 143 16
128 Ian Happ CHC LF 49 192 137.1 21.6 147 19
129 Riley Greene DET CF 55 189 137.6 20.7 169 40
130 Anthony Volpe NYY SS 97 199 138.7 19.3 141 11
131 Chris Bassitt TOR SP 89 203 139.5 14.6 117 -14
132 Clay Holmes NYY RP 107 211 139.9 14.6 137 5
133 Cedric Mullins II BAL CF 36 200 141.1 22.8 129 -4
134 Jorge Soler SF RF,DH 105 202 141.2 19.8 163 29
135 Marcell Ozuna ATL DH 80 204 141.4 17 138 3
136 Tanner Scott MIA RP 93 308 142.1 32.5 140 4
137 Esteury Ruiz OAK CF 110 186 144.1 20.6 133 -4
138 TJ Friedl CIN LF,CF 96 239 144.6 20.7 153 15
139 Luis Arraez MIA 2B 99 193 146.8 18 122 -17
140 Christian Encarnacion-Strand CIN 1B,DH 71 216 148.3 26.2 146 6
141 Masataka Yoshida BOS LF,DH 79 192 150.3 19 149 8
142 Jordan Montgomery SP 86 212 151 21.3 134 -8
143 Hunter Greene CIN SP 87 216 151.7 25.6 130 -13
144 Salvador Perez KC C,1B,DH 81 210 151.9 22.6 135 -9
145 Cal Raleigh SEA C 107 191 152.1 19.2 132 -13
146 Jackson Chourio MIL CF 73 239 152.7 41.2 164 18
147 Sean Murphy ATL C 126 227 154.4 17.1 142 -5
148 Merrill Kelly ARI SP 91 198 156.3 21.4 131 -17
149 Kenley Jansen BOS RP 113 299 156.4 33 156 7
150 Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B 104 209 157 24 185 35
151 Max Muncy LAD 3B 95 211 157.6 22.3 150 -1
152 Thairo Estrada SF 2B,SS 125 207 158.5 20.5 166 14
153 Chris Sale ATL SP 109 219 160.5 31.4 145 -8
154 Chas McCormick HOU LF,CF,RF 101 199 161.3 19.7 173 19
155 Francisco Alvarez NYM C 104 206 162.1 20.5 154 -1
156 Alec Bohm PHI 1B,3B 127 240 162.7 25.6 152 -4
157 Jake Burger MIA 3B,DH 126 207 162.9 15.7 171 14
158 Willson Contreras STL C,DH 122 255 163 24 155 -3
159 Shane Bieber CLE SP 109 225 164.7 25.9 136 -23
160 Nolan Gorman STL 2B,DH 126 218 165.4 18.9 186 26
161 Mitch Keller PIT SP 105 266 165.8 34.5 144 -17
162 James Outman LAD CF 73 217 165.9 26.6 181 19
163 Brandon Nimmo NYM CF 53 220 166.9 27.8 165 2
164 Carlos Rodon NYY SP 94 240 169.6 29.8 162 -2
165 Gabriel Moreno ARI C 118 278 171.1 30.5 157 -8
166 Tommy Edman STL 2B,SS,CF 140 239 172 21.4 168 2
167 Willy Adames MIL SS 128 235 173 18.1 190 23
168 Kyle Bradish BAL SP 65 391 159.3 93.1 93 -75
169 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 137 251 173.6 16.9 187 18
170 Bailey Ober MIN SP 128 259 173.8 27.1 160 -10
171 Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B 122 227 175.3 21.4 188 17
172 Noelvi Marte CIN 3B 128 243 175.7 25.9 192 20
173 Eloy Jimenez CWS DH 111 280 177.2 24 176 3
174 Craig Kimbrel BAL RP 108 249 163.9 35.2 151 -23
175 Michael King SD SP,RP 111 275 164 39.5 148 -27
176 Gavin Williams CLE SP 127 279 179.1 40.6 193 17
177 Jarren Duran BOS LF,CF 129 287 179.1 29.5 212 35
178 Hunter Brown HOU SP 135 245 179.2 22.8 170 -8
179 Trevor Story BOS SS 127 270 179.9 31.3 217 38
180 Cristian Javier HOU SP 139 229 181.2 22.6 161 -19
181 Yu Darvish SD SP 123 240 181.7 20.8 172 -9
182 Adbert Alzolay CHC RP 119 329 182.3 46.9 158 -24
183 Jose Berrios TOR SP 117 248 182.4 28.1 159 -24
184 Edouard Julien MIN 2B,DH 131 273 182.8 27.3 223 39
185 Lars Nootbaar STL LF,CF,RF 121 260 183.8 28.9 200 15
186 Jonah Heim TEX C 144 235 185.9 23.4 180 -6
187 Isaac Paredes TB 1B,3B 76 241 186 18.9 167 -20
188 Wyatt Langford TEX LF 81 322 187.3 58.2 191 3
189 Steven Kwan CLE LF 85 225 188.2 18.1 175 -14
190 Christopher Morel CHC CF,DH 134 242 191 24.6 204 14
191 Kerry Carpenter DET RF,DH 122 231 194.1 16.4 211 20
192 J.D. Martinez DH 121 253 194.2 24.5 215 23
193 Ezequiel Tovar COL SS 123 322 195.2 34.6 201 8
194 Eduardo Rodriguez ARI SP 123 264 197.1 29.1 177 -17
195 Nathan Eovaldi TEX SP 129 265 201.1 26.6 183 -12
196 Jeimer Candelario CIN 1B,3B 144 236 202.7 19 213 17
197 Braxton Garrett MIA SP 122 315 204.8 41.7 184 -13
198 Bryan Woo SEA SP 138 300 205.9 29.1 208 10
199 Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B,DH 159 254 206 21.8 241 42
200 Keibert Ruiz WSH C 136 298 207.7 36 174 -26


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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