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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (AL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (62 of 65 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C,DH) 35 23.0 -12.0
How why are you willing to take a guy who batted .186 last season? Turns out the answer is pretty high for Sanchez, who's challenging J.T. Realmuto as the top catcher off the board. He did, after all, hit .284/.354/.568 in 754 prior MLB plate appearances. A groin injury also hampered his production, and he additionally underwent offseason shoulder surgery. He struggled mightily against breaking balls, but actually deposited more walks without significant contact declines. The average could easily rise back to .250 with around 30 long balls, but is that enough to justify an investment around pick 60? Catcher is worse than usual, but that's still too steep in one-catcher formats.
2 Danny Jansen (TOR - C) 96 78.0 -18.0
After batting .323 across three minor league levels in 2017, Jansen hit .275 with 12 homers and five steals through 88 games in AAA in 2018 before earning an August call-up to the Blue Jays. He hit .247 with three homers over 31 games in Toronto, and it's reasonable to expect him to maintain a similar pace over his first full Big League season with the potential for more. Given the sorry state of the catcher position, it could make sense to take a chance on Jansen's unknown upside once the seven or eight surefire starters at the position are off the board.
3 Mike Zunino (TB - C) 128 84.0 -44.0
Zunino killed his fantasy teams in batting average last year, but he was up at .251 the year before so you'd have to think he will settle somewhere in between this year. When it comes with 20 homers and 50 RBIs at the catcher position, the batting average is much easier to swallow.
4 Willians Astudillo (MIN - C,3B) 165 113.0 -52.0
It is tempting to draft everyone's favorite short chubby catcher, but the fact of the matter is that he likely won't even open the season on the big league club. There is some intrigue here if/when he gets called up, but until then, he belongs on the waivers.
5 Omar Narvaez (SEA - C) 157 118.0 -39.0
 
6 Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX - C,2B,3B) 186 134.0 -52.0
 
7 Mitch Garver (MIN - C) 207 164.0 -43.0
 
8 Christian Vazquez (BOS - C) 206 168.0 -38.0
 
9 Grayson Greiner (DET - C) 197 178.0 -19.0
 
10 James McCann (CWS - C) 178 223.0 +45.0
 
11 Josh Phegley (OAK - C) 202 204.0 +2.0
 
12 Tom Murphy (SEA - C) 219 247.0 +28.0
 
13 Sandy Leon (BOS - C) 194 192.0 -2.0
 
14 Meibrys Viloria (KC - C) 209    
 
15 Michael Perez (TB - C) 270 331.0 +61.0
 
16 Chance Sisco (BAL - C) 225 190.0 -35.0
 
17 Max Stassi (LAA - C) 248 226.0 -22.0
 
18 Kevan Smith (LAA - C) 298 266.0 -32.0
 
19 Kevin Plawecki (CLE - C) 251 229.0 -22.0
 
20 Austin Wynns (BAL - C) 230 276.0 +46.0
 
21 Jeff Mathis (TEX - C) 257    
 
22 Luke Maile (TOR - C) 341 290.0 -51.0
 
23 Sean Murphy (OAK - C)   271.0  
 
24 Roberto Perez (CLE - C) 231 173.0 -58.0
 
25 Cam Gallagher (KC - C) 439 295.0 -144.0
 
26 Andrew Susac (BAL - C) MiLB 501 320.0 -181.0
 
27 Pedro Severino (BAL - C) 259 400.0 +141.0
 
28 Jose Ruiz (CWS - C,1B)   351.0  
 
29 Cameron Rupp (OAK - C) MiLB 488 239.0 -249.0
 
30 Jett Bandy (TEX - C) MiLB 485    
 
31 Bruce Maxwell (OAK - C) MiLB      
 
32 Brett Nicholas (CWS - C) RET 483 415.0 -68.0
 
33 Zack Collins (CWS - C) 497 315.0 -182.0
 
34 Jose Trevino (TEX - C) 486 376.0 -110.0
 
35 Reese McGuire (TOR - C) 474    
 
36 Tim Federowicz (TEX - C) MiLB 504    
 
37 Kyle Higashioka (NYY - C) 489 340.0 -149.0
 
38 Eric Haase (CLE - C) 492    
 
39 Seby Zavala (CWS - C) 494    
 
40 Garrett Stubbs (HOU - C) 495    
 
41 Rocky Gale (TB - C) MiLB 499    
 
42 Beau Taylor (OAK - C) FA 500    
 
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1Nick Chubb (CLE)RB
2Christian McCaffrey (CAR)RB
3Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
4Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
5Josh Jacobs (OAK)RB
6Julio Jones (ATL)WR
7Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
8DeAndre Hopkins (HOU)WR
9Aaron Jones (GB)RB
10Michael Thomas (NO)WR
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11Chris Carson (SEA)RB
12Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
13Saquon Barkley (NYG)RB
14Le'Veon Bell (NYJ)RB
15Tevin Coleman (SF)RB
16Mark Ingram (BAL)RB
17Todd Gurley (LAR)RB
18Mike Evans (TB)WR
19Joe Mixon (CIN)RB
20Devin Singletary (BUF)RB
21Tyler Lockett (SEA)WR
22Phillip Lindsay (DEN)RB
23Carlos Hyde (HOU)RB
24Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
25Chris Godwin (TB)WR
26Davante Adams (GB)WR
27Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
28D.J. Chark (JAC)WR
29David Montgomery (CHI)RB
30Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
1Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL)LF,CF
2Nolan Arenado (COL)3B
3Mookie Betts (BOS)CF,RF
4J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
5Trevor Story (COL)SS
6Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
7Cody Bellinger (LAD)1B,CF
8Trea Turner (WSH)SS
9Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
10Jacob deGrom (NYM)SP
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11Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
12Francisco Lindor (CLE)SS
13Gerrit Cole (FA)SP
14Freddie Freeman (ATL)1B
15Javier Baez (CHC)2B,3B
16Charlie Blackmon (COL)CF
17Aaron Judge (NYY)RF,DH
18Juan Soto (WSH)LF
19Anthony Rendon (FA)3B
20Bryce Harper (PHI)CF,RF
21Jose Altuve (HOU)2B
22Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
23Starling Marte (PIT)CF
24Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
25Manny Machado (SD)3B,SS
26Anthony Rizzo (CHC)1B
27Kris Bryant (CHC)3B,RF
28Whit Merrifield (KC)1B,2B
29George Springer (HOU)CF,RF
30Paul Goldschmidt (STL)1B
1Anthony Davis (LAL)PF,C
2James Harden (HOU)PG,SG
3Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL)SF,PF
4Karl-Anthony Towns (MIN)C
5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
6LeBron James (LAL)SF,PF
7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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11Victor Oladipo (IND)PG,SG
12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (DET)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C