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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 7 2.8 1.1 3 1
3 Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 2 6 3 0.9 6 3
4 Mookie Betts LAD 2B,RF 2 7 4.5 1.3 2 -2
5 Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 2 22 5 1.6 5
6 Kyle Tucker HOU RF 4 15 6.6 1.2 4 -2
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 4 29 8 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 2.2 9
10 Juan Soto NYY LF 5 18 10.1 1.9 8 -2
11 Spencer Strider ATL SP 5 29 11.5 4 10 -1
12 Shohei Ohtani LAD DH,SP 3 33 13.3 4.2 12
13 Trea Turner PHI SS 6 29 13.5 3.9 16 3
14 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 9 21 14 2.3 14
15 Matt Olson ATL 1B 7 17 14.8 1.8 15
16 Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 11 22 16 2.6 17 1
17 Gerrit Cole NYY SP 10 31 16.4 4.4 13 -4
18 Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 11 27 18.1 2.6 18
19 Austin Riley ATL 3B 12 23 18.8 1.2 19
20 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 18 29 21.3 2.2 20
21 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 13 35 23 3.4 28 7
22 Corbin Burnes BAL SP 12 38 23 4.6 21 -1
23 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 14 42 24.1 5 22 -1
24 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 16 44 24.2 2.9 25 1
25 Marcus Semien TEX 2B 13 40 25 4.4 26 1
26 Zack Wheeler PHI SP 19 49 27 3.9 27 1
27 Corey Seager TEX SS 12 52 27 7 24 -3
28 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 20 42 29.2 5.2 23 -5
29 Luis Robert Jr. CWS CF 17 40 30 4.8 36 7
30 Kevin Gausman TOR SP 13 48 30.2 4.4 29 -1
31 Michael Harris II ATL CF 24 42 31.9 3.9 34 3
32 Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 22 44 32.6 3.6 31 -1
33 Bo Bichette TOR SS 26 79 34.4 4.1 39 6
34 Luis Castillo SEA SP 24 63 35.2 7.1 30 -4
35 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 23 53 36.5 5.4 35
36 Pablo Lopez MIN SP 25 64 38.1 4.8 38 2
37 Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 20 87 38.1 14.4 33 -4
38 George Kirby SEA SP 26 74 39.6 8.8 40 2
39 Adolis Garcia TEX RF 24 69 39.7 5.8 45 6
40 Randy Arozarena TB LF 21 57 39.9 5.7 44 4
41 Zac Gallen ARI SP 30 73 41.4 5.4 32 -9
42 CJ Abrams WSH SS 15 82 45.9 11.4 58 16
43 Tyler Glasnow LAD SP 29 107 47.2 10.5 41 -2
44 Yoshinobu Yamamoto LAD SP 32 123 47.7 11.7 42 -2
45 Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 29 77 51.3 9.3 47 2
46 Tarik Skubal DET SP 38 106 51.3 7.9 50 4
47 Devin Williams MIL RP 34 75 51.8 7.4 46 -1
48 Logan Webb SF SP 42 64 52.9 5.2 48
49 Aaron Nola PHI SP 27 78 53.6 8.6 43 -6
50 Mike Trout LAA CF 30 88 54.4 10.6 54 4
51 Nolan Jones COL LF,RF 37 93 54.7 9.2 64 13
52 Josh Hader HOU RP 39 99 55 8.7 52
53 Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 40 79 55.3 9.5 37 -16
54 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 30 83 56.5 12.3 61 7
55 Royce Lewis MIN 3B 40 92 56.6 11.1 63 8
56 Cody Bellinger CHC 1B,CF 26 94 56.7 12.7 53 -3
57 Freddy Peralta MIL SP 42 100 56.9 6.4 56 -1
58 Framber Valdez HOU SP 42 94 59.7 9.9 51 -7
59 Max Fried ATL SP 41 99 60.2 9.1 49 -10
60 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 44 103 60.9 10.2 80 20
61 Edwin Diaz NYM RP 37 147 61 15.8 55 -6
62 Christian Yelich MIL LF,DH 37 90 62.7 7.6 72 10
63 Matt McLain CIN 2B,SS 41 116 64.7 16.4 66 3
64 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP 36 97 66.5 12 57 -7
65 Logan Gilbert SEA SP 48 96 68.1 11.4 65
66 Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 34 140 68.2 17.2 59 -7
67 Blake Snell SP 44 114 68.7 13.5 62 -5
68 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 39 138 69.3 14.8 87 19
69 Josh Lowe TB RF,DH 36 108 72.1 13.5 89 20
70 Jhoan Duran MIN RP 44 133 73.5 14.2 71 1
71 Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP 45 135 74.7 13.6 70 -1
72 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 51 104 75.4 8.8 73 1
73 Eury Perez MIA SP 57 102 76.5 11.6 95 22
74 Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 33 118 76.6 16.1 60 -14
75 Christian Walker ARI 1B 48 145 76.8 12.2 78 3
76 Zach Eflin TB SP 49 106 76.9 11.2 79 3
77 Camilo Doval SF RP 53 167 78.3 20.4 69 -8
78 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 53 109 78.3 12.4 67 -11
79 Bobby Miller LAD SP 58 137 81.4 13.9 85 6
80 Bryan Reynolds PIT LF 40 109 82.9 12.3 84 4
81 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 47 134 83 14.5 88 7
82 Will Smith LAD C 66 105 83.3 10.1 68 -14
83 Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 62 183 84.6 17.4 83
84 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 52 153 85.2 12.4 76 -8
85 Triston Casas BOS 1B 52 113 86 12.7 96 11
86 Jesus Luzardo MIA SP 55 107 86.6 8.9 81 -5
87 Raisel Iglesias ATL RP 56 146 89.4 19.9 77 -10
88 David Bednar PIT RP 57 151 89.6 15.2 86 -2
89 Jordan Romano TOR RP 60 133 91.7 14.6 82 -7
90 William Contreras MIL C,DH 59 163 92.2 16.6 75 -15
91 Joe Ryan MIN SP 70 142 95.9 17.4 91
92 Nick Castellanos PHI RF 70 174 97.7 13.3 101 9
93 Alexis Diaz CIN RP 62 142 99.4 12.9 90 -3
94 Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 76 131 100 11.6 111 17
95 Joe Musgrove SD SP 38 143 100.6 16.8 99 4
96 Justin Steele CHC SP 61 171 100.7 12.7 92 -4
97 Cole Ragans KC SP,RP 64 161 102.1 15.6 100 3
98 Xander Bogaerts SD SS 58 166 102.2 21.8 94 -4
99 Seiya Suzuki CHC RF 76 134 102.9 12 108 9
100 George Springer TOR RF,DH 62 132 103.2 12.5 102 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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