2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (27 of 31 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Jose Ramirez (CLE - 2B,3B) 3 1 4 1.3 0.5 3.0
Jose Ramirez may have been the best fantasy player in baseball last year, knocking 39 homers with 34 steals, 110 runs and 105 RBIs, but he is still 1-C behind both Trout and Mookie Betts because of their consistent production over the last three seasons.
2 Nolan Arenado (COL - 3B) 5 1 4 1.8 0.6 8.0 +3.0
Arenado might not feel like the sexiest pick at this stage because he isn't the hot new name, nor is he a five-category star, but there is nothing wrong with boring old reliability. He has averaged 40 homers, 125 RBIs and 100 runs while batting .297 over the last four seasons. Don't let him slip past this fifth pick in your drafts.
3 Manny Machado (SD - 3B,SS) 11 1 5 3.6 0.6 12.0 +1.0
Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season.
4 Alex Bregman (HOU - 3B,SS) 15 2 5 3.6 0.6 15.0
Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the first round this spring.
5 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) 22 2 8 5.3 1.0 16.0 -6.0
Baez was excellent last year, hitting 34 homers with 21 steals, 101 runs and a league-leading 111 RBIs. While he is surely a star, every projection model sees those numbers regressing in 2019, especially his batting average which was propped up by a .347 BABIP.
6 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,RF) 27 5 8 6.0 0.7 31.0 +4.0
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs.
7 Anthony Rendon (WSH - 3B) 35 6 11 7.1 0.7 44.0 +9.0
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season.
8 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 50 6 13 8.8 1.2 51.0 +1.0
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average.
9 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR - 3B) NRI 49 6 12 8.8 1.5 46.0 -3.0
The always conservative Steamer projection model sees Vlad Jr. as a similar player to Nolan Arenado from the get-go with a .300+ BA, 30 homers and both 100 RBIs and runs over a full season's at bats. This issue, however, will be whether he gets those at-bats. You can gamble on him as early as the 4th round, but it may not be early enough to beat others to the punch.
10 Matt Carpenter (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 67 8 23 10.8 2.0 67.0
Over the last five years, Carpenter has a remarkable 468 walks, which obviously has contributed to his 483 runs. In that time, his power has steadily improved, all the way to 36 homers last year, and while that total may not be repeatable, 30 homers with 100 runs makes him well worth a sixth round pick in 2019 fantasy leagues.
11 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 75 9 27 12.2 2.2 105.0 +30.0
Batting average is difficult to come by after the first four or five rounds, but then there is Turner, who over the last five seasons, has racked up a .305 batting average which beats out plays like Trout, Yelich and Freeman. There isn't a ton in the way of homers or steals, but he won't hurt you in any category unless he deals with yet another injury. For that reason, he is a bit risky.
12 Miguel Andujar (NYY - 3B,DH) 80 8 21 12.9 2.0 73.0 -7.0
 
13 Josh Donaldson (ATL - 3B,DH) 85 8 20 13.8 2.6 94.0 +9.0
Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
14 Wil Myers (SD - 3B,LF,RF) 89 10 19 14.2 2.1 112.0 +23.0
Myers is commonly thought of as injury prone and last year's 79 missed games certainly doesn't help. With that said, he averages 23 homers and 20 steals over the last three years even despite last year's disappointing season. There is major upside here even though his batting average is almost certain to stay under .260 again.
15 Matt Chapman (OAK - 3B) 94 9 20 14.6 1.6 102.0 +8.0
 
16 Travis Shaw (MIL - 1B,3B,2B) 107 11 32 15.7 3.5 93.0 -14.0
 
17 Rafael Devers (BOS - 3B) 116 12 22 17.5 1.9 146.0 +30.0
 
18 Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B) 120 9 29 18.0 3.3 120.0
 
19 Mike Moustakas (MIL - 3B,DH) 126 12 22 18.4 2.2 144.0 +18.0
 
20 Jurickson Profar (OAK - 1B,2B,3B,SS) 143 12 28 20.5 2.8 141.0 -2.0
 
21 Carlos Santana (CLE - 1B,3B) 154 17 34 22.5 3.9 163.0 +9.0
 
22 Miguel Sano (MIN - 1B,3B,DH) 173 10 38 23.5 3.5 202.0 +29.0
 
23 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 3B,SS) 185 19 46 25.1 4.6 169.0 -16.0
 
24 Yulieski Gurriel (HOU - 1B,3B,DH) 187 19 35 25.1 3.1 173.0 -14.0
 
25 Kyle Seager (SEA - 3B) 200 20 31 25.5 2.0 216.0 +16.0
 
26 Jake Lamb (ARI - 3B) 218 20 39 27.4 3.0 262.0 +44.0
 
27 Ian Happ (CHC - 3B,LF,CF,RF) 225 20 39 28.0 4.2 274.0 +49.0
 
28 Nick Senzel (CIN - 3B) NRI 242 17 57 30.5 7.3 224.0 -18.0
Fantasy owners were disappointed to get nothing out of Senzel at the MLB level last year, but they shouldn't give up hope. Rather, barring another series of injuries, he will be with the big league club, weather in Cincy, Miami, San Diego or Cleveland (pending potential trades) rather quickly. He is a true five-tool player and could end up qualifying at 2B, 3B, SS and OF.
29 Maikel Franco (PHI - 3B) 247 23 53 30.6 5.7 269.0 +22.0
 
30 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 248 24 44 31.5 4.5 296.0 +48.0
 
31 Jed Lowrie (NYM - 2B,3B) 232 21 41 30.4 4.7 220.0 -12.0
 
32 Asdrubal Cabrera (TEX - 2B,3B,SS) 255 20 50 31.0 7.1 212.0 -43.0
 
33 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF) 266 26 48 33.8 4.3 277.0 +11.0
 
34 Wilmer Flores (ARI - 1B,2B,3B) 271 15 51 33.2 7.1    
 
35 Jeimer Candelario (DET - 3B) 278 26 58 35.6 7.4 382.0 +104.0
 
36 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B) 329 20 48 39.6 4.7 418.0 +89.0
 
37 Zack Cozart (LAA - 2B,3B,SS) 318 24 48 37.5 5.2    
 
38 Niko Goodrum (DET - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 317 27 44 37.7 3.1 284.0 -33.0
 
39 Willians Astudillo (MIN - C,3B) 341 30 46 39.3 4.4 368.0 +27.0
 
40 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 385 33 67 44.3 8.2 435.0 +50.0
 
41 Eduardo Nunez (BOS - 2B,3B) 462 30 54 44.3 4.1 323.0 -139.0
 
42 Johan Camargo (ATL - 3B,SS) 363 30 50 41.7 5.0 310.0 -53.0
 
43 Colin Moran (PIT - 1B,3B) 403 24 52 43.7 4.8    
 
44 Scott Kingery (PHI - 3B,SS) 368 19 64 42.3 7.4    
 
45 Todd Frazier (NYM - 3B) 401 31 62 45.2 7.5    
 
46 Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX - C,2B,3B) 407 33 63 44.2 7.1 339.0 -68.0
 
47 David Fletcher (LAA - 2B,3B) 427 31 72 50.1 11.0    
 
48 Yolmer Sanchez (CWS - 2B,3B) 448 30 79 49.8 10.5    
 
49 Tim Beckham (SEA - 3B,SS) 414 32 63 48.1 8.7    
 
50 Renato Nunez (BAL - 3B) 404 32 61 45.6 7.7    
 
51 Jedd Gyorko (STL - 2B,3B) 443 33 68 50.9 9.3    
 
52 J.P. Crawford (SEA - 3B,SS) 439 40 69 51.4 7.7    
 
53 Yandy Diaz (TB - 3B) 491 44 60 49.7 4.7 398.0 -93.0
 
54 Matt Duffy (TB - 3B) 530 29 66 53.0 7.0 460.0 -70.0
 
55 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT - 3B) 496 37 71 52.7 10.2 444.0 -52.0
 
56 Russell Martin (LAD - C,3B) 465 35 59 47.4 9.0 433.0 -32.0
 
57 J.D. Davis (NYM - 1B,3B)   17 80 47.8 22.7    
 
58 Aledmys Diaz (HOU - 3B,SS) 503 39 69 55.7 10.1 457.0 -46.0
 
59 Hunter Dozier (KC - 1B,3B,RF) 486 37 74 59.0 10.0    
 
60 Brandon Drury (TOR - 2B,3B) 527 37 81 60.3 16.0    
 
61 Chad Pinder (OAK - 2B,3B,LF,RF) 533 32 71 52.3 14.3 483.0 -50.0
 
62 Neil Walker (MIA - 1B,2B,3B) 701 47 79 57.8 11.6 453.0 -248.0
 
63 Patrick Wisdom (TEX - 3B) 506 30 66 51.3 13.3    
 
64 Chris Owings (KC - 2B,3B,CF,RF) 552 34 62 54.0 11.7    
 
65 Yairo Munoz (STL - 3B,SS,CF) 631 45 73 57.2 9.6    
 
66 Matt Davidson (TEX - 1B,3B,DH) NRI 576 37 72 60.0 11.1    
 
67 Yangervis Solarte (SF - 2B,3B,SS) NRI 674 41 71 58.7 7.2    
 
68 Logan Forsythe (2B,3B) FA 570 41 78 57.3 15.4    
 
69 Daniel Robertson (TB - 2B,3B,SS) 603 50 57 54.3 3.1    
 
70 Christian Villanueva (3B) FA   52 75 60.4 8.0    
 
71 David Bote (CHC - 2B,3B) 565 36 74 60.0 17.0    
 
72 Christian Arroyo (TB - 2B,3B) 523 37 68 56.3 13.8    
 
73 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,3B,SS,LF) 522 36 76 62.4 8.6    
 
74 Cory Spangenberg (MIL - 2B,3B,LF) 727 51 81 72.0 12.3    
 
75 Austin Riley (ATL - 3B) NRI   55 61 58.0 3.0    
 
76 Wilmer Difo (WSH - 2B,3B) 645 46 72 64.8 5.4 507.0 -138.0
 
77 Kaleb Cowart (DET - 2B,3B) 642 56 84 70.0 14.0    
 
78 Taylor Ward (LAA - 3B)   56 82 69.0 13.0    
 
79 David Freese (LAD - 1B,3B) 672 56 75 67.3 7.5 526.0 -146.0
 
80 Jose Osuna (PIT - 1B,3B,RF) 652 60 85 70.7 10.5 603.0 -49.0
 
81 Ehire Adrianza (MIN - 1B,3B,SS) 668 62 85 75.3 9.7 544.0 -124.0
 
82 Martin Prado (MIA - 3B) 671 64 83 75.5 7.2    
 
83 Miguel Rojas (MIA - 1B,3B,SS)   65 78 71.5 6.5    
 
84 Erik Gonzalez (PIT - 1B,2B,3B,SS)   69 78 73.5 4.5    
 
85 Daniel Descalso (CHC - 1B,2B,3B) 722 70 74 72.3 1.7 508.0 -214.0
 
86 Charlie Culberson (ATL - 3B,SS,LF) 716 71 81 74.7 4.5 474.0 -242.0