2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (27 of 29 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Mike Trout (LAA - CF,DH) 1 1 1 1.0 0.0 1.0
As long as Mike Trout continues to put up 30+ homers, 20+ steals, 100+ runs and bat .300 every season, you can bet he will be worth the first overall pick. Chances are, we have another decade of this consistent dominance.
2 J.D. Martinez (BOS - LF,RF,DH) 4 2 4 2.1 0.4 5.0 +1.0
It's funny how one healthy season can help you forget that a player missed 40+ games in three of the past four seasons. While Martinez has a legitimate shot at the Triple Crown, he is also a bit riskier than many of the other first round picks so proceed soberly.
3 Aaron Judge (NYY - RF,DH) 17 2 5 3.5 0.6 18.0 +1.0
Judge had a down year in 2018 which means his OPS was merely .919. If he can get back to playing 150 games this year, fantasy owners can bank on 45 homers, 110 runs and 100 RBIs. That may have you ready to grab him in the first round, but he comes with more injury risk than anyone else in the top 20.
4 Giancarlo Stanton (NYY - LF,RF,DH) 20 3 4 3.6 0.5 21.0 +1.0
After obliterating pitchers in 2017, Stanton cooled off in a big way last year, striking out 211 times and hitting just .266 with 38 homers. There is upside for 60+ bombs this year, but believe it or not, he has only hit 40 or more once his entire career.
5 Khris Davis (OAK - LF,DH) 38 5 10 6.3 1.4 39.0 +1.0
Looking for 40 homers? Draft Davis and write it in ink. He has knocked 133 over the last three seasons with 335 RBIs in that time. The floor is as high as you'll find in the first five rounds but the batting average is almost certainly going to be around .250 again.
6 George Springer (HOU - CF,RF,DH) 43 5 26 7.3 3.9 50.0 +7.0
Springer is one of a handful of stars who started off their season with a rough patch. He started to turn in around in the second half before his injury, but only enough to get his final line to 22 homers and a .265 batting average. If he can stay healthy, Springer might lead the AL in runs scored along with plenty of homers and RBIs, but the speed has essentially disappeared.
7 Whit Merrifield (KC - 1B,2B,CF,RF,DH) 45 4 16 7.3 2.8 32.0 -13.0
With the Royals not expected to compete in 2019, there is little doubt that Merrifield will surpass 40 stolen bases again. He doesn't have much in the way of power, nor will he score a load of runs in this offense, but the batting average should end up around .300 once again.
8 Jose Abreu (CWS - 1B,DH) 55 5 13 9.0 1.5 73.0 +18.0
Since Abreu joined the league, he is fifth in the majors with 288 RBIs and #1 among that group with a .295 batting average. As you know, he provides plenty of homers and runs as well. It may not feel interesting to draft Abreu, but with first base more shallow than years past, he is an excellent 6th round pick.
9 Nelson Cruz (MIN - DH) 58 1 14 9.0 2.0 92.0 +34.0
Cruz has seen his batting average fall from .302 slowly down to .256 over the last four seasons, but the homers and RBIs are still firmly among the top of the league even despite his advanced again. You can rely on his durability and power in 2019 so don't hesitate to grab him in the 6th or 7th round.
10 Justin Upton (LAA - LF,DH) 67 7 27 11.4 4.6 87.0 +20.0
Upton is one of the only players with at least 30 homers in each of the last three seasons. You can also bank on 80+ RBIs and runs, and while his stolen bases have come down over the years, 10 is a good bet once again. Upton's batting average won't help you, but it should be enough to warrant a sixth round pick in standard leagues.
11 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C,DH) 78 6 21 12.9 3.4 56.0 -22.0
There is no getting past the fact that Sanchez was a train wreck last season., batting .186 with only 18 homers. With that said, he is still just 26 years old and we are talking about the fastest player to ever reach 50 homers in the MLB. Chance are high that he will bounce back in the batting average department, and if he can stay healthy, bank on 25 to 40 homers making him well worth a 7th or 8th round pick.
12 Josh Donaldson (ATL - 3B,DH) 79 6 20 13.0 3.1 97.0 +18.0
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.
13 Miguel Andujar (NYY - 3B,DH) 85 6 21 13.3 2.6 76.0 -9.0
 
14 Rougned Odor (TEX - 2B,DH) 98 7 21 14.6 2.9 141.0 +43.0
 
15 Michael Brantley (HOU - LF,DH) 103 9 28 16.0 4.2 109.0 +6.0
 
16 Edwin Encarnacion (SEA - 1B,DH) 109 11 25 16.0 3.7 115.0 +6.0
 
17 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - DH) 126 2 28 18.0 4.0 131.0 +5.0
 
18 Mike Moustakas (3B,DH) FA 127 12 21 18.1 2.3 149.0 +22.0
 
19 Miguel Cabrera (DET - 1B,DH) 133 7 31 19.0 3.8 161.0 +28.0
 
20 Salvador Perez (KC - C,DH) 139 13 30 20.6 4.6 113.0 -26.0
 
21 Wilson Ramos (NYM - C,DH) 166 15 39 22.1 6.2 136.0 -30.0
 
22 Miguel Sano (MIN - 1B,3B,DH) 159 11 29 22.5 3.5 196.0 +37.0
 
23 Justin Smoak (TOR - 1B,DH) 171 14 29 23.6 2.5 216.0 +45.0
 
24 Corey Dickerson (PIT - LF,DH) 178 17 31 24.3 3.1 192.0 +14.0
 
25 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX - LF,RF,DH) 185 16 29 25.0 1.9 239.0 +54.0
 
26 Yulieski Gurriel (HOU - 1B,3B,DH) 196 18 33 25.6 3.2 202.0 +6.0
 
27 C.J. Cron (MIN - 1B,DH) 204 15 30 26.5 1.9 227.0 +23.0
 
28 Adam Jones (CF,DH) FA 228 19 32 27.2 3.2 282.0 +54.0
 
29 Peter Alonso (NYM - 1B,DH) MiLB 258 21 40 30.2 3.5 221.0 -37.0
Like Vlad Jr. and Eloy, Alonso's true impact will depend on whether on not the big league club makes space for him. As it stands now, Todd Frazier is likely to play first base with Jed Lowrie manning the other corner. It is possible that Alonso pushes the envelope in the spring, forcing Lowrie to shortstop, but more than likely, we are looking at his arrival coming when the first infielder heads to the DL. With an older group of players, that may be sooner than later. When he arrives, he will come with a dangerous stick right away and could be one of the stronger second half rookies. In the minors last year, Alonso swatted 36 homers and drove in 119 runners in just 478 at-bats.
30 Francisco Mejia (SD - C,DH) 270 22 40 31.3 4.4 229.0 -41.0
Much of Mejia's production will depend on where he plays this season. The Padres are among the front-runners to land J.T. Realmuto, which oddly enough, would help Mejia a great deal. As it is now, the catching prospect is stuck behind Austin Hedges, who is among the top defensive catchers in baseball, but a trade to Miami, or perhaps even Cleveland or Cincinnati, would make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher right away. Mejia has more pop than your average catcher already and could eventually hit around .290 as his approach matures.
31 Kendrys Morales (TOR - 1B,DH) 278 22 36 30.7 2.5 388.0 +110.0
 
32 Mark Trumbo (BAL - RF,DH) 301 27 36 31.9 2.2 448.0 +147.0
 
33 Jason Kipnis (CLE - 2B,CF,DH) 306 25 38 32.6 2.5 355.0 +49.0
 
34 Daniel Palka (CWS - LF,RF,DH) 319 27 38 33.3 2.7 305.0 -14.0
 
35 Jorge Soler (KC - RF,DH) 316 20 40 33.6 3.1 354.0 +38.0
 
36 Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B,DH) 376 33 42 36.7 2.8 440.0 +64.0
 
37 Evan Gattis (DH) FA 415 30 44 37.1 3.2 395.0 -20.0
 
38 Steve Pearce (BOS - 1B,LF,DH) 411 31 45 37.9 2.9    
 
39 Steven Duggar (SF - CF,RF,DH) 472 35 43 38.6 2.1    
 
40 Ji-Man Choi (TB - DH) 661 3 49 40.5 5.4 411.0 -250.0
 
41 Logan Morrison (1B,DH) FA 496 36 55 43.6 5.7 587.0 +91.0
 
42 Matt Davidson (TEX - 1B,3B,DH) NRI 501 33 47 42.4 4.0    
 
43 Tyler Austin (MIN - 1B,DH) 507 32 53 42.8 5.0    
 
44 Dan Vogelbach (SEA - 1B,DH) 557 32 46 41.2 3.9 577.0 +20.0
 
45 Hanley Ramirez (1B,DH) FA   38 54 44.5 5.6    
 
46 Curtis Granderson (LF,RF,DH) NRI 618 40 52 45.5 4.5    
 
47 Blake Swihart (BOS - C,1B,LF,RF,DH) 649 39 50 46.0 3.8    
 
48 Rajai Davis (NYM - LF,CF,DH) NRI   42 50 46.3 3.3 705.0  
 
49 Robbie Grossman (MIN - LF,RF,DH) 678 43 51 46.5 2.9    
 
50 Jon Jay (CWS - LF,CF,RF,DH) 720 41 53 48.8 3.3 571.0 -149.0
 
51 Brad Miller (MIL - 1B,2B,SS,DH) DFA 663 44 50 48.0 2.8    
 
52 Lucas Duda (1B,DH) FA   49 49 49.0 0.0 623.0  
 
53 Victor Reyes (DET - LF,RF,DH)   49 49 49.0 0.0