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2024 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (AL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (43 of 44 Experts) -

Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Julio Rodriguez (SEA - CF)2 1.0 -1.0
At the end of June 2023, no one would have said Julio Rodriguez should be a first-round pick in 2024 fantasy drafts. The 22-year-old had a slash line of .238/.302/.407 through the first three months of the season. Yet, his post-July performance was remarkable, hitting .312/.364/.561, contributing 32 HRs, 37 SBs, and over 100 runs and RBIs. Despite a 24.5% strikeout rate, his overall .279 average and balanced stats make him a strong OF1 for fantasy managers.
2 Kyle Tucker (HOU - RF)3 3.0
Kyle Tucker nearly achieved a 30/30 season and topped the American League with 112 RBIs last year. His walk rate hit a career-high of 11.9%, while his strikeout rate dropped to 13.6%. In 5x5 leagues, his .284/.369/.517 line was impressive. Tucker's consistent underlying metrics hint at sustained production, and he is poised for a 35/25 season in 2024. Don't forget about him in the first round on draft day.
3 Juan Soto (NYY - LF,RF)4 4.0
Juan Soto delivered an impressive 2023 season, overcoming a sluggish start to finish with 35 homers, 109 RBIs, 97 runs, and 12 steals. His outstanding .410 OBP and .519 slugging, highlighted by a stellar 18.6% walk rate, underscore his advanced plate discipline. Despite a slightly higher strikeout rate at 18.2%, Soto remains a top pick, particularly in OBP leagues. Chances are good that the 25-year-old will be playing somewhere other than San Diego before hitting free agency in 2025; however, he is easily a Top-10 draft pick in all fantasy formats.
4 Aaron Judge (NYY - CF,RF,DH)5 5.0
In 2023, Aaron Judge played 106 games, the least since 2019. Despite this, he delivered impressive stats: a .267/.406/.613 slash line with 37 homers. While remarkable, these figures probably disappointed those who expected more from a Top 5 pick. Statcast ranks Judge at the absolute top of several metrics, including xwOBA, xSLG, avgEV, Barrel%, HardHit%, and BB%. Judge remains an offensive powerhouse, but some health risks put him at a better value as a second-round pick in 12-team leagues.
5 Yordan Alvarez (HOU - LF,DH)6 7.0 +1.0
Despite missing 68 games in 2023, Yordan Alvarez showcased his exceptional batting skills. He posted a .293/.407/.583 line with 31 home runs and 97 RBIs, mirroring his 2022 RBI count in fewer games. Statcast ranks him in the 99th percentile for batting run value, underscoring his undeniable value in four fantasy categories. While his 18.5% strikeout rate is notable, his 13.9% walk rate compensates well. Alvarez is an excellent second-round choice for fantasy teams, especially if you're flexible with stolen bases.
6 Luis Robert Jr. (CWS - CF) IL1013 15.0 +2.0
In 2023, Luis Robert Jr. finally delivered on his potential, playing 145 games and hitting .264 with 38 homers, 20 steals, 90 runs, and 80 RBIs. Despite Chicago's weak lineup, Robert's performance was a bright spot, showcasing his power-speed blend vital for fantasy outfielders. His limited walks (5.0 BB%) and injury history remain concerns, but his healthy season boosts his draft appeal for 2024.
7 Randy Arozarena (TB - LF)21 22.0 +1.0
Randy Arozarena stands out for his reliable performance, appearing in over 140 games for three consecutive seasons and achieving a 20/20 in each. While he has a solid walk rate of 12.2%, his batting average and strikeout rate rank in the 35th percentile. While these stats limit his reach as a comprehensive fantasy contributor, his power at the plate is undeniable. Arozarena is a dependable choice, and fantasy managers can bank on another 20/20 season in 2024.
8 Adolis Garcia (TEX - CF,RF)22 19.0 -3.0
In 2023, Adolis Garcia smashed 39 home runs, notched 107 RBIs, and scored 106 runs, contributing significantly to his team's World Series victory. Although his stolen bases dipped to nine, his impressive stats in xSLG, AvgEV, Barrel%, and Hard Hit% show no signs of decline. Fantasy managers should be cautious during drafts, as his excellent postseason performance could inflate his value. Now a robust three-category player, Garcia is a complex but potentially rewarding pick.
9 Mike Trout (LAA - CF)24 28.0 +4.0
Mike Trout's performance in 2023 showcased his exceptional hitting abilities, though injuries limited him to just 82 games. Averaging slightly over 100 games annually since 2016 (excluding the 2020 shortened season), Trout's recent playing time has been inconsistent, with 82, 119, and 36 games in the last three seasons. His .263/.367/.490 slash line last season reflected a dip that can likely be attributed to a wrist injury. At 32, Trout's base-stealing days are behind him, with only 17 steals in the past five years. Additionally, his lineup may no longer include Shohei Ohtani. While a fully healthy Trout could warrant a first or second-round fantasy pick, relying on his full-season availability is risky. Trout remains a viable OF1, but drafting him as an OF2 with a plan for potential absences might be more prudent.
10 George Springer (TOR - RF,DH)39 42.0 +3.0
At age 33, George Springer played in 154 games, marking a high since 2016. While achieving his first 20/20 season, Springer's hitting showed notable dips with career lows in batting average (.258), OBP (.327), and SLG (.405). His Statcast data reveals an average performance, except in Chase% and K%. Springer remains a crucial player atop the potent Blue Jays lineup, expected to regain power but lose a few stolen bases. For 2024, he's ideally suited as an OF3/4.
11 Evan Carter (TEX - LF)42 43.0 +1.0
Evan Carter, at just 21, swiftly ascended through the Rangers' farm system, spending minimal time in Triple-A before his major league debut. In his brief 2023 stint with 75 plate appearances, he showed potential. Projected as the starting left fielder, Carter could hit around 15 homers and steal 20 bases, thanks to his solid on-base abilities. He's a promising pick in a strong lineup, but temper expectations as his impressive early stats may not sustain over a full season.
12 Wyatt Langford (TEX - DH,LF)47 61.0 +14.0
Emerging as a top contender for the 2024 AL Rookie of the Year, Wyatt Langford's rapid ascent through four minor league levels last year was impressive. He showcased his prowess in just 45 games and 200 at-bats with a .360/.480/.677 slash line, including 10 home runs, 36 runs, 30 RBIs, 12 steals, and 36 walks. Langford is poised to start as the designated hitter for the reigning World Series champions. Despite the expected adjustment to Major League pitching, Langford's offensive potential makes him a valuable asset for fantasy rosters this season.
13 Josh Lowe (TB - CF,RF,DH) IL1054 39.0 -15.0
In 2023, Josh Lowe emerged as a fantasy gem, especially for those lucky enough to snag him off waivers. Lowe significantly bolstered fantasy lineups by contributing a solid .273/.323/.457 slash line, 20 homers, and 32 steals. His metrics indicate this performance wasn't a fluke, with high percentile rankings in expected batting average, slugging, and sprint speed. Looking ahead, Lowe shows promise for another 20/20 season, making him a valuable second or third outfielder in fantasy leagues that you can get in the seventh round.
14 Anthony Santander (BAL - 1B,RF,DH)57 56.0 -1.0
In 2023, Anthony Santander's performance was a blend of pros and cons. While his home run tally dipped and strikeout rate rose, he improved his batting average to .257 and saw an uptick in key statistics. Heading into 2024, the 29-year-old faces more potential risks than gains. With Baltimore's wealth of emerging prospects, Santander's role could be at risk if he doesn't start strong.
15 Riley Greene (DET - LF,CF,RF)58 67.0 +9.0
In 2023, Riley Greene showcased significant improvement, increasing his batting performance to .288/.349/.447 in just a few more games than the previous season. Statcast highlights his prowess with numerous red indicators. Expected to hit around 17 home runs this year, Greene is poised to become the key figure in the Tigers' youthful lineup. A reduction in strikeouts could further enhance his batting average and on-base percentage, potentially elevating him from a reliable OF3 to a promising OF2 in fantasy rankings.
16 Cedric Mullins II (BAL - CF)62 62.0
In 2023, by April's end, Cedric Mullins kicked off the season with 11 stolen bases. However, persistent injuries hampered his performance, resulting in a modest .233/.305/.416 and only 19 steals. If healthy, Mullins has the potential for 30 steals in 2024, but his poor batting may relegate him lower in the lineup of the promising Orioles team. His position may not be as secure as it has been in the past because of the wealth of talent in the Baltimore pipeline.
17 Chas McCormick (HOU - LF,CF,RF)63 68.0 +5.0
In his early career, Chas McCormick has shown notable progress in key offensive areas. Last season, he achieved 22 home runs, 19 steals, 70 RBIs, and scored 59 runs. At 28, he's reduced his strikeout rate to 25.6% and enhanced his ability to get on base. Despite a likely dip in batting average (expected BA .248), McCormick presents a dual threat of power and speed, eyeing a 20/15 season. His ongoing development suggests potential as a valuable third outfielder in fantasy lineups.
18 Jarren Duran (BOS - LF,CF)65 79.0 +14.0
 
19 Esteury Ruiz (OAK - LF,CF,RF)68 54.0 -14.0
Esteury Ruiz, known for his significant stolen base numbers, presents a challenge for fantasy players. Despite an impressive 67 steals last year and a projected 50 this season, his overall performance raises concerns. Ruiz's advanced metrics, including xwOBA, xSLG, and hard hit rate, are notably low. His strikeout rate is decent, but his inability to draw walks limits his value. While he'll have ample opportunities to play for a non-competitive team, relying on him primarily for steals in fantasy baseball might come at a steep cost, given his limited contributions in other areas.
20 Masataka Yoshida (BOS - LF,DH)70 76.0 +6.0
Masataka Yoshida impressed in his MLB debut, posting a .289/.338/.445 average and contributing 15 home runs, 71 runs, 72 RBIs, along with eight steals. Known for his low strikeout rate, Yoshida is expected to reach base even more in 2024. Surrounded by talents like Rafael Devers, the rising Triston Casas, and a potentially fit Trevor Story, his statistical output is poised to grow. Yoshida makes a reliable outfielder option, ideally as OF3 or OF4 in fantasy lineups.
21 Steven Kwan (CLE - LF)79 88.0 +9.0
Steven Kwan's biggest strength is his refusal to strike out. He is projected to strike out fewer than 70 times in over 600 plate appearances. His ability to hit for average, steal around 20 bases, and his third-highest BB/K ratio in all of baseball will boost your counting stats, even in the underwhelming Guardians lineup. His ADP of 168 provides a stable floor as an OF4 in five-outfielder leagues.
22 Tyler O'Neill (BOS - LF,CF,RF) IL790 108.0 +18.0
 
23 Eloy Jimenez (CWS - RF,DH)82 82.0
Eloy Jimenez presents a mixed bag for fantasy managers. In 2023, he managed 120 appearances, his highest since 2019, with a .272 average and 18 homers. However, limited playing time in a struggling White Sox team capped his runs at 50 and RBIs at 64. Despite projections hinting at a power uptick in 2024, concerns linger. His xSLG stood at a modest .421, and he's yet to exceed 121 games in a season. Plus, he's now only DH-eligible, raising several caution flags for fantasy selection.
24 Daulton Varsho (TOR - LF,CF)88 93.0 +5.0
 
25 Kerry Carpenter (DET - LF,RF,DH)91 90.0 -1.0
Heading into 2024, Kerry Carpenter is a viable OF5 option, known for his power-hitting capabilities, evidenced by his 20 home runs. With a stronger lineup supporting him, expect an improvement in his previous tally of 57 runs and 64 RBIs. While his plate discipline could be better, given his low walk rate and considerable strikeouts, his draft value remains accessible, not requiring a high pick.
26 Taylor Ward (LAA - LF)96 117.0 +21.0
 
27 Giancarlo Stanton (NYY - RF,DH)121 105.0 -16.0
 
28 Max Kepler (MIN - RF) IL10122 131.0 +9.0
 
29 Jose Siri (TB - CF)132 159.0 +27.0
 
30 Luis Rengifo (LAA - 2B,3B,OF,RF,SS)127 143.0 +16.0
 
31 MJ Melendez (KC - C,LF,RF)131 135.0 +4.0
 
32 Brent Rooker (OAK - LF,RF,DH)133 128.0 -5.0
 
33 Alex Verdugo (NYY - LF,RF)140 134.0 -6.0
 
34 Leody Taveras (TEX - CF)145 184.0 +39.0
 
35 Parker Meadows (DET - CF)135 147.0 +12.0
 
36 Austin Hays (BAL - LF,CF)142 160.0 +18.0
Austin Hays, at 28, is a versatile yet unspectacular outfielder. He delivered 16 home runs, 67 RBIs, 76 runs, and five steals with a .275/.325/.444 batting line last season. Ideal as an OF5, Hays offers a reliable base for your roster without being a priority pick during the draft.
37 Ceddanne Rafaela (BOS - 2B,CF,SS)136 167.0 +31.0
 
38 Nelson Velazquez (KC - LF,RF,DH)155 154.0 -1.0
 
39 Matt Wallner (MIN - LF,RF) MiLB173 177.0 +4.0
 
40 Tommy Pham (CWS - LF,CF,RF,DH) MiLB148 195.0 +47.0
 
41 Andrew Benintendi (CWS - LF)159 158.0 -1.0
 
42 Luke Raley (SEA - 1B,LF,CF,RF)161 215.0 +54.0
 
43 Willi Castro (MIN - 2B,3B,CF,LF,SS)199 150.0 -49.0
 
44 Mitch Haniger (SEA - LF,RF)174 188.0 +14.0
 
45 Alex Kirilloff (MIN - 1B,DH,LF,RF)167 176.0 +9.0
 
46 Hunter Renfroe (KC - 1B,RF)163 194.0 +31.0
 
47 Ezequiel Duran (TEX - 1B,3B,DH,LF,SS)198 180.0 -18.0
 
48 Colton Cowser (BAL - LF,CF,RF)193 223.0 +30.0
 
49 Mark Canha (DET - 1B,CI,DH,LF,RF)222 173.0 -49.0
 
50 Ramon Laureano (CLE - CF,RF)207 278.0 +71.0
 
51 Heston Kjerstad (BAL - DH,OF) MiLB194 244.0 +50.0
 
52 Ryan O'Hearn (BAL - 1B,DH,RF)232 209.0 -23.0
 
53 Harold Ramirez (TB - LF,RF,DH)200 196.0 -4.0
 
54 Seth Brown (OAK - 1B,LF,RF)201 265.0 +64.0
 
55 Mickey Moniak (LAA - LF,CF,RF)224 260.0 +36.0
 
56 Jon Berti (NYY - 2B,3B,SS,LF) IL10212 213.0 +1.0
 
57 Wilyer Abreu (BOS - LF,CF,RF)303 259.0 -44.0
 
58 Chase DeLauter (CLE - CF,OF,RF) MiLB157 198.0 +41.0
 
59 Miguel Andujar (OAK - RF) IL10210 230.0 +20.0
 
60 Drew Waters (KC - CF,RF) MiLB213 302.0 +89.0
 
61 Dominic Canzone (SEA - LF,RF) IL10223 284.0 +61.0
 
62 Jasson Dominguez (NYY - CF) IL60221 221.0
 
63 Cavan Biggio (TOR - 1B,2B,3B,RF)233 228.0 -5.0
 
64 Mauricio Dubon (HOU - 2B,SS,LF,CF)249 197.0 -52.0
 
65 Gavin Sheets (CWS - 1B,RF,DH)367 379.0 +12.0
 
66 Oscar Colas (CWS - CF,RF) MiLB339 318.0 -21.0
 
67 Manuel Margot (MIN - CF,LF,RF)307 352.0 +45.0
 
68 Trent Grisham (NYY - CF)352 271.0 -81.0
 
69 Jake Meyers (HOU - CF)353 342.0 -11.0
 
70 Matt Vierling (DET - 3B,LF,CF,RF)246 268.0 +22.0
 
71 Justyn-Henry Malloy (DET - 3B,LF,OF) MiLB376 322.0 -54.0
 
72 Zach McKinstry (DET - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF)310 201.0 -109.0
 
73 Oscar Gonzalez (NYY - RF) MiLB220 434.0 +214.0
 
74 Akil Baddoo (DET - LF) MiLB357 349.0 -8.0
 
75 Kyle Isbel (KC - CF)273 326.0 +53.0
 
76 Joey Loperfido (HOU - 2B,CF,OF,RF) MiLB441 395.0 -46.0
 
77 Gabriel Arias (CLE - 1B,3B,SS,RF)401 294.0 -107.0
 
78 JJ Bleday (OAK - LF,CF,RF)333 339.0 +6.0
 
79 Jo Adell (LAA - CF,RF)267 311.0 +44.0
 
80 Kevin Kiermaier (TOR - CF)265 253.0 -12.0
 
81 Will Brennan (CLE - CF,DH,LF,RF)266 336.0 +70.0
 
82 Nick Pratto (KC - 1B,LF,OF) MiLB326 351.0 +25.0
 
83 Richie Palacios (TB - LF,CF,RF)309 338.0 +29.0
 
84 Kyle Stowers (BAL - RF) MiLB291    
 
85 Cade Marlowe (SEA - LF) MiLB  428.0  
 
86 Dylan Moore (SEA - 2B,CI,LF,SS)414 401.0 -13.0
 
87 Oswaldo Cabrera (NYY - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF)341 264.0 -77.0
 
88 Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TOR - 2B,3B,CF,LF)340 249.0 -91.0
 
89 Estevan Florial (CLE - CF,DH,RF)331 341.0 +10.0
 
90 Myles Straw (CLE - CF) MiLB409 320.0 -89.0
 
91 Lawrence Butler (OAK - CF,RF)335 340.0 +5.0
 
92 Aaron Hicks (LAA - LF,CF,RF)337 305.0 -32.0
 
93 Garrett Hampson (KC - 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF)330 372.0 +42.0
 
94 Dominic Fletcher (CWS - CF,RF)412 357.0 -55.0
 
95 Everson Pereira (NYY - LF) MiLB362 377.0 +15.0
 
96 Adam Frazier (KC - 2B,OF)388 329.0 -59.0
 
97 Jonny DeLuca (TB - LF,CF,RF) IL10425 345.0 -80.0
 
98 Roman Anthony (BOS - CF,OF) MiLB438 418.0 -20.0
 
99 Rob Refsnyder (BOS - LF,CF,RF)     
 
100 Jared Walsh (TEX - 1B,RF)361    
 
101 Dairon Blanco (KC - LF,CF,RF)363 374.0 +11.0
 
102 Kevin Pillar (CWS - LF,RF)     
 
103 Connor Norby (BAL - 2B,LF) MiLB381 355.0 -26.0
 
104 Andy Ibanez (DET - 2B,3B,CI,LF,OF,RF) IL10393 360.0 -33.0
 
105 Robbie Grossman (CWS - LF,RF,DH)449 464.0 +15.0
 
106 David Fry (CLE - 1B,C,CI,DH,RF)451    
 
107 Aledmys Diaz (OAK - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF) IL60473 388.0 -85.0
 
108 Trevor Larnach (MIN - LF,RF)410 420.0 +10.0
 
109 Dustin Harris (TEX - 1B,LF,OF) MiLB  463.0  
 
110 Corey Julks (HOU - LF) MiLB399 441.0 +42.0
 
111 Travis Jankowski (TEX - LF,CF,RF)459 297.0 -162.0
 
112 Spencer Jones (NYY - CF,OF) MiLB418 269.0 -149.0
 
113 Jonatan Clase (SEA - CF,OF)431    
 
114 Samad Taylor (SEA - 2B,LF) MiLB466    
 
115 Josh H. Smith (TEX - 3B,SS,LF)424 304.0 -120.0
 
116 Tony Kemp (MIN - 2B,LF) MiLB  276.0  
 
117 Brian Anderson (SEA - 3B,LF,RF) MiLB463 459.0 -4.0
 
118 Austin Martin (MIN - 2B,CF,LF,SS)470 406.0 -64.0
 
119 Addison Barger (TOR - 3B,OF,RF,SS) MiLB435 431.0 -4.0
 
120 Jacob Melton (HOU - CF,OF) MiLB     
 
121 Keston Hiura (DET - 1B,2B,LF) MiLB461 300.0 -161.0
 
122 Justice Bigbie (DET - LF,OF,RF) MiLB     
 
123 Sam Haggerty (SEA - 2B,LF) MiLB  287.0  
 
124 Trey Cabbage (HOU - 1B,OF,RF) MiLB478 416.0 -62.0
 
125 Rougned Odor (NYY - 2B,RF) MiLB437    
 
126 Zach DeLoach (CWS - OF,RF) MiLB  467.0  
 
127 Tyler Nevin (OAK - 1B,3B,LF,OF)465    
 
128 Jordyn Adams (LAA - CF,OF,RF) MiLB467    
 
129 Brett Phillips (CWS - CF,RF) MiLB     
 
130 Nathan Lukes (TOR - RF) MiLB     
 
131 Romy Gonzalez (BOS - 2B,OF) IL10     
 
132 Zach Remillard (CWS - 2B,3B,OF) MiLB