2021 Fantasy Baseball Rankings
Expert Consensus Ranking (50 of 50 Experts) -
|Rank||Player (Team, Position)||Overall||Notes|
|1||Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL - LF,CF,RF)||1||1||5||1.3||0.6||1.0||‐||
Acuna missed some time last year and batted a mere .250. And thus ends the negative things you can say about him. He walked at an absurd 18.8% clip, which led him to a .406 OBP despite the poor average. He was one of the league leaders in quality of contact, wOBA, and xWOBA, and we now know after the last two years that he will run often on the bases so long as he continues to bat leadoff, which he should. In other words, from a fantasy perspective, Acuna is an absolute monster. He's a top-three pick and will (deservedly) go first overall in many leagues, and there's still upside given that he just turned 23 years old.
|2||Mookie Betts (LAD - CF,RF)||2||1||5||3.0||1.1||3.0||+1.0||
Betts's first year with the Dodgers was basically exactly what fantasy managers expected - that is to say it was pretty much in line with what he did with the Red Sox. If you want to quibble, his walk rate dropped a few percentage points and he struck out at a career-worst 15.4% clip. But at this point, there are few safer players than Betts - you know he'll give you strong production in all five categories and he bats atop one of the best lineups in all of baseball. Betts should be a top-three pick and there's every reason to consider him number one overall. The downside is borderline non-existent.
|3||Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD - SS)||3||1||6||3.1||1.1||2.0||-1.0||
Tatis Jr. has a bit of a shoulder issue, but nothing suggests he'll need to miss any time. He had an outstanding rookie year, but because he had outperformed his Statcast data so significantly, many fantasy managers were worried that his numbers would regress in 2020. Although his batting average did come down (to a still respectable .277), he not only staved off regression, but he improved significantly in most areas. He cut his strikeout rate by 6%, upped his walk rate by 2.5%, and led the league in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel percentage. The fact that he's likely to throw in 25-30 steals over the course of a full season is just the cherry on top of elite fantasy production. He's a top-five overall pick with little or no downside and massive upside even off his incredible 2020 numbers, so long a there are no further developments with his shoulder.
|4||Juan Soto (WSH - LF,RF)||4||1||7||3.4||1.1||4.0||‐||
There aren't enough superlatives in the English language to describe what Soto has done in his career given his young age. Had he merely repeated his incredible 2019 numbers last season, fantasy managers would have been ecstatic. Instead, he upped his walk rate from an elite 16.4% to a truly remarkable 20.9%, cut his strikeout rate down to just 14.3%, and batted .351. Soto does not have the speed or baserunning chops to steal 30 bases in a season, which is the only thing keeping him from being considered worthy of drafting first overall. But given what he's accomplished through his age-21 season, it's truly scary to think of how high his ceiling may be. Draft him as a top-five pick and enjoy the ridiculous production.
|5||Mike Trout (LAA - CF)||5||1||10||4.7||1.4||5.0||‐||
For one of the first times since he took the league by storm, Trout is not the consensus top pick this year. It's hardly his fault, though it's fair to point out some of the negatives with his 2020 season. He batted a career-low .281, and posted his worst walk- and strikeout-rates since 2015. He also stole only one base. But Trout's move down the overall baseball rankings is due more to his competition for the top spot, rather than his numbers. He was still among the league leaders in quality of contact and every expected statcast metric, and was on pace to hit 50 home runs over the course of a full season. Trout is entering his age-30 season, so although we've seen him rebound from poor stolen base years before, it now seems unlikely that he'll ever get back to much past low-double digits. That keeps him out of the top spot in rotisserie rankings, but his incredibly high floor makes him a top-five overall draft pick.
|6||Trea Turner (WSH - SS)||7||3||19||6.2||1.4||8.0||+1.0||
Turner was the best version of himself in 2020, slashing his strikeout rate to below 14% and setting career bests in batting average, OBP, slugging percentage, wOBA, and wRC+. Above all, Turner locks down two incredibly scarce categories for fantasy managers, stolen bases and batting average, while offering production in the other three hitting categories. Still just entering his age-28 season, Turner is in the prime of his career, and should continue to put up stellar numbers. He's a top-eight pick in rotisserie leagues.
|7||Christian Yelich (MIL - LF,RF) IL10||9||4||12||8.1||1.8||12.0||+3.0||
Yelich's 2020 season was, in a word, bizarre. After batting .327 combined from 2018-2019, his batting average dropped to a meager .205 last year. Although he hit the ball as hard as ever, setting career highs in average exit velocity and hard hit percentage, his strikeout rate ballooned more than 10 points to 30.8%. At the same time, Yelich's walk rate jumped up to 18.6%. Unsurprisingly, the reason for the jump in both Yelich's strikeouts and walks was that he simply swung less - just 34.6% of the time after his mark hovered above 44% the previous two seasons. If Yelich takes the same passive approach in 2021, then it's likely that his batting average will remain below what fantasy managers had come to expect. But considering that his season was so out of line with what he'd produced since coming to Milwaukee, fantasy managers should expect far more this season, and feel confident drafting him late in the first round.
|8||Trevor Story (COL - SS)||10||5||13||8.3||1.3||13.0||+3.0||
Story had his usual stellar year in 2020, putting up strong overall numbers and offering a rare power and speed combination. As usual, he greatly outperformed his expected statistics, but that's been the norm for Story throughout his career and isn't all that unexpected since he plays in Colorado. Story is entering his walk year, so the chances of a trade, which would diminish his value, remain a possibility. But there are few safer players in the game as of this moment, and he's a locked-in first round pick. The only question surrounding Story is whether he or Trea Turner should be the first shortstop selected in drafts.
|9||Jose Ramirez (CLE - 3B)||11||6||15||8.5||1.3||10.0||-1.0||
If you throw out the first half of his 2019 season, then Ramirez has been a dominant force in fantasy baseball for the last five years. He was as good as ever in 2020, setting career highs in slugging percentage (.607), wOBA (.415) and wRC+ (164). To the extent there are question marks about Ramirez, they're about his supporting cast, as Cleveland's lineup should be one of the weaker ones in the league now that the team has jettisoned Francisco Lindor. But a hitter's lineup is often overvalued by fantasy managers, particularly with a player like Ramirez who adds in value with stolen bases. He comes with little to no risk, and should be the first third baseman drafted, and a first round pick, in all formats.
|10||Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B)||13||6||22||9.9||1.2||11.0||-2.0||
Although there were questions about Freeman's 2020 season because of his battle with COVID-19 prior to the season, those questions were answered and then some with his MVP season. The statcast leaderboard is littered with Freeman's name, as he ranked in the top nine percent of the league in barrel rate, average exit velocity, expected batting average, expected slugging percentage, wOBA, xwOBA, xwOBAcon, hard hit percentage, strikeout percentage, and walk percentage. Freeman likely won't reach double digits in steals, but that is about the only negative thing you can say about his fantasy outlook. He's as safe as they come in the other four hitting categories, and comes with next to no risk. He'll likely cost a borderline first round pick on draft day, but he is worth it.
|11||Bryce Harper (PHI - RF,DH) DTD||14||7||24||11.6||1.8||18.0||+4.0||
In 157 games in Harper's first year with the Phillies, he batted .260 with 35 home runs, 98 runs, 114 RBI, and 15 steals. In 2020, his 157-game pace was .268 with 35 home runs, 111 runs, 89 RBI, and 21 steals. In other words, Harper provides an incredibly safe baseline now with Philadelphia, and fantasy managers can expect roughly 35 home runs, 15-20 steals, and 220 combined runs and RBI. There were some gains for Harper in 2020, as he walked more and struck out less than he ever had in his career, and hit the ball as hard as ever. But there's no reason to expect much growth in Harper's surface numbers at this point. Take the incredibly high floor in the second round and be happy with it.
|12||Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,CF,RF) IL10||15||5||25||12.0||3.0||15.0||‐||
Bellinger was unable to replicate the magic of his 2019 breakout during last year's shortened season. His average dipped to .239, the worst mark of his career, his power dropped significantly, and he didn't make the same quality of contact. But although he slid backwards in his walk and strikeout rates, his regression there was minimal, and his expected batting average was .284. In other words, Bellinger got worse in 2020, but it wasn't quite as bad as the surface numbers suggest. He did have offseason shoulder surgery after getting injured during a post-season celebration, and that's always a bit worrisome for a hitter. But given that a "down" year for Bellinger at this point is a 30-15 season, he warrants being selected early in the second round.
|13||Francisco Lindor (NYM - SS)||16||6||23||13.9||3.2||16.0||‐||
Lindor's season wasn't particularly impressive, as his surface numbers regressed fairly significantly from his previous three seasons. But, under the hood, not much changed. His walk rate and strikeout rate were largely steady, and his statcast data remained on par with his career marks. He also got much better to close the year, batting .285 with a 122 wRC+ over his final 39 games. Just 27 years old and now with a stronger lineup with the Mets, Lindor should put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 levels, especially since he'll be playing for a new contract after this season. He'll come at a bit of a discount in the second round this year, and he's well worth your investment at that price.
|14||Manny Machado (SD - 3B,SS)||17||11||25||14.4||2.3||20.0||+3.0||
Machado was on pace to set career highs in most statistical categories other than steals after last year's 60-game season. He set career bests in strikeout and walk rates and, most importantly to fantasy managers, batting average, where he checked in at .304. Machado's batting average was earned (he had an identica .304 xBA), and came on the back of him cutting his ground ball rate to a career low 37.2% and his line drive rate to a career high 22%. Machado is still just entering his age-29 season, and will continue to bat in a loaded lineup. Expect some regression from his batting average, but all his other stellar numbers should remain on par, meaning it will be another outstanding season that is worth a second-round pick.
|15||Bo Bichette (TOR - SS)||20||12||43||17.1||4.4||24.0||+4.0||
Bichette missed about half the season with a knee injury last year, but was productive when he was on the field, batting .301 with an .840 OPS. His 162-game pace was 28 home runs, 100 runs, 128 RBI, and 22 steals, so he was well on his way to earning his lofty draft price. If there was a wart to Bichette's season it was that his walk rate dropped to just 3.9%, one of the worst in the league. But, given that he had just 128 plate appearances, that's likely just the product of a small sample size, since he never walked at less than a 6.6% clip in his career. Batting in a stacked lineup, Bichette should once again put up strong five-category numbers, and should be one of the first shortstops drafted in fantasy leagues again in 2020.
|16||Xander Bogaerts (BOS - SS)||24||12||39||18.3||4.5||31.0||+7.0||
Bogaerts largely backed up his excellent 2019 season with a strong 2020 campaign. He didn't hit the ball quite as hard and his launch angle dropped, but he did manage to maintain his .300 average and put up a similar home run pace. Two things from last year stand out and probably shouldn't be written off entirely: first, Bogaerts' RBI pace dropped significantly, and considering that the Red Sox lineup went from a relative strength to a weakness, it seems unlikely he'll approach 100 RBI in 2021. Second, after dropping for three consecutive seasons, Bogaerts' steal pace increased to the highest of his career. The drop in RBI and increase in steals may be related, as Bogaerts likely looked to manufacture runs with less help around him. Both trends are worth projecting going forward, and while Bogaerts' value doesn't change much, fantasy managers will likely take the increase in steals going forward.
|17||Anthony Rendon (LAA - 3B) IL10||25||14||36||19.7||4.3||28.0||+3.0||
Rendon's stock feels like it has dropped dramatically, but there's really nothing in the small sample size of the 2020 season that should alter your outlook much on him. Yes, he didn't hit the ball as hard consistently, but he walked more than ever, maintained his elite strikeout rate, and still put up a roughly 30-homer, 100-RBI pace. Still just 31 years old, there should be plenty left in the tank this season for the veteran, and he should once again be a strong four-category contributor, with a small bit of speed thrown in for good measure.
|18||Corey Seager (LAD - SS)||27||10||37||20.2||5.1||26.0||-1.0||
2020 was essentially a perfect season for Seager. More than a year removed from Tommy John surgery, he morphed into the player that most people expected him to be at this stage of his career. Seager increased his barrel rate from 7.3% to 15.8%, his average exit velocity from 88.8 MPH to 93.2 MPH, and his hard hit percentage from 38.2% to a remarkable 55.9%. Seager's 2020 season does not look fluky, but rather the product of a highly-touted prospect being fully recovered from injury and entering his prime. Seager may not reach the nearly 50-homers he was on pace to hit last year, but a 30-homer season with above a .300 average is well within reach. In other words, his performance over the shortened season is not one to write off.
|19||Rafael Devers (BOS - 3B)||28||13||58||22.1||4.5||40.0||+12.0||
Devers' 2020 season was . . . fine. That's about the best you can say about it. He still hit the ball hard, ranking in the 96th percentile in average exit velocity, and he increased his barrel rate significantly. His counting stat paces from his breakout 2019 season went down, but not dramatically so (other than his batting average), and fantasy managers never felt like Devers was a drain on their teams. But, at the same time, his already poor walk rate declined, his strikeout rate jumped to a career worst, and he didn't even attempt a single stolen base. Devers is just 24 years old, so there is plenty of upside for him. The safest course of action is to build in some natural regression from Devers' strong 2019 season, and pencil him in for roughly 30 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI. That still makes him an asset to any fantasy team.
|20||Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) DTD||29||17||48||22.8||4.3||36.0||+7.0||
A wrist injury limited Albies to just 29 games last season, and affected his performance early in the year before he went on the IL. In other words, there's little reason to draw conclusions from anything he did last year, including his drop in walk rate and increase in strikeout rate. Albies had established a rough 24-15 baseline from 2018-2019, and at 24 years old, there's no reason to expect that floor to decrease. With his power and speed combination, and his locked in strong RBI and runs scored numbers batting near the top of the Braves' lineup, Albies should be either the first second baseman drafted or the second behind DJ LeMahieu, depending on how you want to build your team.
|21||Jose Abreu (CWS - 1B)||31||13||38||23.0||4.8||38.0||+7.0||
For most players, fantasy managers need to consider whether to discount a highly out-of-character dip in their numbers given the shortened season. For Abreu, it's the opposite - whether fantasy managers should give credence to an outstanding MVP season, during which Abreu vastly outperformed his numbers from every other season of his career. Everything was good for Abreu in 2020, everything. He hit the ball harder than ever and consistently. He got on base more. He had career-high paces in every category. Abreu will be entering his age-34 season, so there's no way you should expect a repeat performance, but it's worth noting that he has increased his average exit velocity and hard-hit percentage in each of the last five seasons. Abreu's cost doesn't match his numbers last year, of course, but you'll still have to pay a hefty price in drafts. Given his safety and and his newly-discovered upside, however, it's worth it.
|22||Marcell Ozuna (ATL - LF,DH)||32||13||42||23.4||4.7||42.0||+10.0||
Ozuna had a career year with the Braves last year, slashing .338/.431/.636, a career best in each category. His 18 home runs and 56 RBI led the National League, while his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all among the best in baseball. Given that he had shoulder surgery before the 2018 season, it's fair to assume that he needed two full years to recover. And although perhaps we can't expect him to again lead the league in power categories, you should expect roughly a 35-homer, 100-RBI season with a plus batting average. That makes him capable of being your first outfielder in mixed leagues and an asset to any fantasy team.
|23||Kyle Tucker (HOU - LF,RF,DH)||34||12||110||24.0||5.2||35.0||+1.0||
Tucker finally got regular playing time last year and it was mostly what fantasy owners had hoped for. Tucker didn't quite put up his gaudy numbers that he averaged in the minors, but he was on roughly a 25-20 pace while helping out in the other statistical categories. Tucker's batted ball profile didn't completely wow anyone last year, but given his performance, his prospect pedigree and minor-league track record, and his guaranteed spot in a strong lineup, fantasy managers should feel little concern about having Tucker be their first outfielder in fantasy.
|24||DJ LeMahieu (NYY - 1B,2B,3B)||36||13||53||25.0||7.0||25.0||-11.0||
LeMahieu will return to the Yankees on a six-year deal, and that is great news for fantasy managers. Since he's been New York, he's provided elite all-around production, most notably in batting average, where he has batted .336. He's blossomed into a 25-home run hitter with plenty of runs and RBI, and a handful of steals that chip in with the category. Add to that LeMahieu's multi-position eligibility and he is a huge asset to every fantasy team. With nothing in his profile to suggest a skills decline, he should be drafted before the third round is out in every fantasy league.
|25||Alex Bregman (HOU - 3B,SS) IL10||37||13||46||26.1||8.0||34.0||-3.0||
2020 was just a bad season for Bregman, plain and simple. He missed time with a hamstring injury, and generally regressed in every major statistical category. Considering that Bregman will be just 27 years old on Opening Day and had batted .291 with 72 home runs combined over the previous two seasons, fantasy managers can probably just throw out most of what they saw from him in 2020. He'll continue to be an upper echelon option at third base and considering his strong walk and strikeout rates, an even better one in points leagues. He's been battling a hamstring issue for most of camp, but as of now, he doesn't look like he'll miss much, if any, time, so draft him accordingly.
|26||Luis Robert (CWS - CF)||38||11||74||26.4||4.8||39.0||+1.0||
Robert's production was pretty much what it was cracked up to be in terms of his power and speed, but his .233 batting average was a little hard to stomach. He struck out way too much (32.2% of the time, bottom 6% of the league), and just didn't make hard enough contact consistently to keep his average above water. But Robert will be just 24 years old this season, so there's plenty of room for growth in that area. That's particularly true given that Robert was a career .312 hitter in the minors and .314 in Cuba. Even if he was a batting average drain, which you shouldn't expect, given that he was on a roughly 30-25 full-season pace last year, fantasy managers should be able to stomach it. Draft him as a borderline first outfielder in fantasy leagues and reap the rewards.
|27||Tim Anderson (CWS - SS)||39||15||44||26.6||5.8||45.0||+6.0||
Anderson doesn't seem like he should be that valuable in fantasy. He doesn't have a ton of power, he rarely walks, and his quality of contact is nothing to write home about. But he's hit .335 and .322 the last two seasons, and although both numbers significantly surpass his xBA, it's clear that Anderson is going to be a plus value in that category. He won't excel in any other area, but he will chip in about 20 homers and 15-20 steals which, along with his batting average, makes him an excellent value given that his ADP is always in check.
|28||Whit Merrifield (KC - 2B,CF,RF)||42||16||56||30.6||6.5||41.0||-1.0||
Merrifield has established an extremely strong floor, as he'll almost always be an asset in batting average, steals, and runs scored, and chip in for the remaining categories. There were some concern after his steals dropped to just 20 in 2019, but he bounced back to a 32-steal pace last year while also seeing a power spike. Merrifield is 32 years old and does not hit the ball particularly hard, but that's really irrelevant at this point. He is what he is, and with multi-position eligibility, what he is a major asset in fantasy and one of the top second basemen in fantasy.
|29||Starling Marte (MIA - CF)||41||18||56||30.7||6.2||53.0||+12.0||
Marte's getting a little old for a player to rely on for stolen bases, and although fantasy managers need to start lowering their expectations as he enters his age-32 season, there should be enough left in the tank for him to be productive. He ranked in the top 11% in sprint speed last year and was caught stealing just twice in 10 attempts. The quality of his contact declined fairly significantly, however, and considering he now plays in Miami, anything more than 15 home runs should be considered gravy. But he'll likely continue to chip in for all five rotisserie categories and be an asset in both stolen bases and batting average, two difficult categories to fill. Again, temper expectations a bit against his historical production, but fantasy managers can still draft him with confidence.
|30||Nolan Arenado (STL - 3B)||43||9||60||32.1||8.6||33.0||-10.0||
On the bright side, Arenado struck out just 10% of the time, a career-best. On the down side, there was everything else. Arenado batted just .253 and put up a 162-game pace of 27 home runs, 78 runs, 88 RBI, and zero steals. Those numbers won't kill your fantasy team, but considering Arenado's worst numbers over the previous five seasons were 37 home runs, 97 runs scored, and 110 RBI, they were a disaster. The good news, at least from the standpoint of projecting Arenado into the future, is that he was dealing with an injured AC joint in his shoulder for most of the season. In other words, fantasy managers can largely ignore Arenado's poor 2020 numbers, and focus instead on how he will perform now that he's been traded to the Cardinals. Although there's likely to be some dip in his numbers, we've seen hitters leave the Rockies and largely retain their value (or, in the case of DJ LeMahieu, increase their value), The best part is you won't have to pay that first-round price anymore, and if his ADP drops after the trade to St. Louis, it should be easy to turn a profit.
|31||Adalberto Mondesi (KC - SS) IL10||46||11||138||33.4||19.9||29.0||-17.0||
Mondesi will begin the year on the 10-day IL with a strained oblique. When healthy, however, there's no reason to doubt his performance. Even in a shortened year, it was a tale of two seasons for Mondesi. In 35 games in July and August, he batted just .186 with 11 runs, two RBI, no home runs, and eight steals. In his final 24 games, he batted .356 with six home runs, 22 runs scored, 20 RBI, and 16 steals. In the end, Mondesi delivered exactly the type of season that fantasy managers have come to expect, and his 24 steals were eight more than the next highest total. Mondesi won't help in batting average and offers minimal power, but he's an unmatched source of steals. And given that much of his lackluster first month can probably be written off to offseason shoulder surgery, fantasy managers should be able to expect closer to the second-half version of Mondesi rather than the first this year.
|32||Pete Alonso (NYM - 1B,DH)||45||21||55||33.5||4.3||46.0||+1.0||
Alonso didn't quite follow up his incredible 2019 season last year, but he certainly wasn't terrible. The vast majority of his underlying statcast data and metrics looked similar, and he mostly just didn't make quite as consistently hard contact as he did the previous year. Alonso is never going to help you in batting average, but you should expect 40 home runs and 100 RBI this year and for the foreseeable future. With such a high floor, Alonso makes a more than adequate starting first baseman in mixed leagues.
|33||Aaron Judge (NYY - RF)||47||24||51||34.8||5.1||44.0||-3.0||
Judge missed about half of the regular season last year with a calf strain, though he still hit for plenty of power when he was in the lineup. He walked and struck out a bit less than usual, but trying to glean anything from a 28-game sample, given Judge's history, is silly. When he's in the lineup, you know you'll get a ton of power and runs scored with a passable average. The key is "when he's in the lineup," however, as injuries have forced Judge to miss significant time over the last three seasons. So long as you factor that into your draft price and select him as an OF2, you'll be happy with the production.
|34||Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR - 1B,3B,DH)||48||12||65||35.0||8.8||51.0||+3.0||
Guerrero Jr. comes into 2021 with fantasy managers asking the same question they asked the year before: can he stop hitting the ball on the ground so much? A 49.6% ground-ball rate was bad in 2019, but a 54.6% ground ball rate in 2020 was downright egregious. Guerrero Jr. hits the ball really, really hard. He was in the top seven percent of MLB in average exit velocity (92.5 MPH) and hard hit rate (50.8%). But until he learns to stop pounding the ball into the dirt, his power upside will be limited. There will be some fantasy manager in your league willing to bet on the upside, so if you want Guerrero Jr., you're going to have to draft him before his numbers say you should. This may indeed be the year that everything clicks. But you'll have to pay to find out.
|35||George Springer (TOR - CF,RF) IL10||49||19||58||35.7||7.5||50.0||+1.0||
Springer is dealing with a grade-2 oblique strain, and his status is in doubt for Opening Day, though the injury is not expected to keep him out for very long. When healthy, he's a dynamic player. Springer's batting average fell off a tad last year, but once he was past his wrist injury, he was explosive, batting .316 with a 1.033 OPS over the final month of the season. His expected statistics were excellent, as he ranked in the top eight percent of the league in xBA, xSLG, and xWOBA. Now with the Blue Jays and an extreme hitter's park (wherever the Blue Jay play this year), he should once again be in line for a stellar year. Home runs and runs scored should again be plentiful, making Springer a rock solid second outfielder in mixed leagues.
|36||Gleyber Torres (NYY - 2B,SS)||51||16||63||38.1||9.4||57.0||+6.0||
Torres missed some time with quad and hamstring strains last season, but his year was an absolute disaster even without it. He batted just .243 and hit a mere three home runs in 160 plate appearances. The culprit was that he was reportedly out of shape, a byproduct of the long layoff between the original spring training and when baseball resumed months later. There's every reason to buy into the excuse given Torres' track record, especially since he bounced back a bit in September and October with an .842 OPS. Expect more typical numbers from Torres this year, meaning around a .270 average, 30 home runs, and plenty of counting stats. Given his ADP, he's likely to be a bargain this year.
|37||Randy Arozarena (TB - LF,RF)||52||20||63||38.8||8.5||58.0||+6.0||
Fantasy managers will likely remember Arozarena's remarkable postseason, when he slashed .377/.442/.831. But his regular season (.281/.382/.641) would make him a strong fantasy asset if he could repeat hit. Arozarena wasn't looked at as a high impact prospect, but he put on significant muscle before last year and it manifested itself in his power production. There's a 25-homer bat in his skill set, and the fact that he'll likely throw in 15-20 steals should give him a high floor regardless. Don't pay for the postseason, of course, but Arozarena should be a rock solid fantasy outfielder in 2021.
|38||J.T. Realmuto (PHI - C)||54||11||84||39.6||10.1||48.0||-6.0||
Realmuto fractured the thumb on his throwing hand in mid-February, and is iffy for Opening Day. He is in a tier to himself among catchers when healthy, putting up consistently excellent numbers in what is the thinnest of positions. He had the highest barrel rate and hard hit percentage of his career in 2020, and also walked at a career-best pace. Realmuto is in his age-30 season, so that's getting near the point where catchers begin to decline. But given that he's shown no real slippage in his skills to this point, his numbers shouldn't fall off much in 2021, assuming he has no setbacks and returns on or around Opening Day. Back with Philadelphia now and for several years after signing a five-year contract, Realmuto is the only catcher worth drafting before the sixth or seventh round.
|39||Yordan Alvarez (HOU - LF,DH) IL10||53||23||64||39.9||7.5||77.0||+24.0||
Alvarez missed almost all of last season and had surgery on both of his knees, which is obviously worrisome for his 2021 outlook. His 2019 performance was incredibly impressive on every level (50 homers, 149 RBI in 143 games between the majors and minors), and he offers a high batting average floor to boot. It's all about health with Alvarez, so monitor his performance this spring. If he shows he's remotely healthy, his ADP is going to skyrocket.
|40||Javier Baez (CHC - SS)||56||18||69||41.4||7.8||75.0||+19.0||
Everything went wrong for Baez in 2020. His already high strikeout rate increased to 31.9%. His already low walk rated fell to an abysmal 3.0%. He swung less, made contact less, and did not hit the ball as hard as he used to. In the end, Baez earned every bit of his .203 batting average and poor counting stats. But how much weight do you put into a 59-game stretch for a veteran like Baez, particularly when he complained that his inability to watch video between at-bats affected his overall performance. The answer is a little, but not all that much. Baez had a stellar three-year run as a reliable power-speed combination, and he'll be just 28 years old this season. The Cubs lineup won't be overly strong, but Baez should certainly put up numbers closer to his 2017-2019 totals than those he put up in 2020.
|41||Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B,SS)||58||22||69||43.4||8.4||61.0||+3.0||
Suarez's power numbers were again strong in last year's shortened season, but his batting average plummeted to just .202. He hit the ball as hard as ever, however, and ranked in the top 9% of the league in average exit velocity. Suarez's BABIP was just .214 (he has a .310 mark), and although he hit more fly balls than usual, there's nothing to suggest that his batting average should have fallen off a cliff. In other words, there's plenty of reason to expect Suarez to hit closer to his .261 career batting average this year. Add to that his potential for 40 home runs and 200 combined runs and RBI, and he'll likely be a value in this year's draft.
|42||Michael Conforto (NYM - CF,RF)||59||29||60||43.9||5.5||67.0||+8.0||
Conforto built on his excellent 2019 season by trading off a bit of power for some batting average. Fed by a significant increase in line drive rate that led to a .412 BABIP, Conforto batted a career best .322 last year. His xBA was just .284, so don't think that he suddenly morphed into a high average bat, but he did hit above .300 against every type of pitch last year, so it was certainly more than luck. Expect some regression to closer to his .259 mark, but he should hit around 30 homers with plenty of runs and RBI and even toss in a few steals. That makes him a worthwhile OF2 in mixed leagues.
|43||Nelson Cruz (MIN - DH)||60||25||79||44.9||10.5||85.0||+25.0||
If you ascribe to the "I'd rather jump off a year too early than too late" philosophy, then you probably haven't been drafting Cruz for the last several years. But if not, then you've not only drafted one of the most underrated fantasy bats in recent memory, but you're probably going to do so again this year. Cruz is back on a one-year deal with the Twins, and he's coming off another utterly dominant season. Fine, his strikeout rate rose again a bit, he didn't hit the ball quite as hard, and he's eligible at utility only. But other than the fact that he will be 41 years old this season, there's nothing in his profile that should cause you to expect significant decline. Prepare to be having the same debate next year, after Crus puts up another 35-homer season this year.
|44||Nick Castellanos (CIN - LF,RF)||61||21||64||45.5||8.6||74.0||+13.0||
Castellanos hit for plenty of power last season with the Reds, but it was far from the full breakout season many expected. His strikeout rate jumped to 28.5%, his batting average cratered to a career-low .225, and his wOBA was his worst mark since 2015. But Castellanos was also the victim of some pretty terrible luck, given that he had an expected batting average of .273 and a strong 46.7% hard-hit rate. With a full year in Great American Ballpark, Castellanos should fully live up to the hype he had coming into the 2020 season if he can just have even normal luck. Draft him with confidence as a likely strong four-category contributor.
|45||J.D. Martinez (BOS - LF,RF,DH)||62||27||86||46.0||9.0||91.0||+29.0||
Martinez had a disastrous 2020 season, during which he slashed just .213/.291/.389 and hit seven home runs. Martinez simply didn't hit the ball nearly as hard as he used to, and hit a ton of fly balls, the combination of which helped to drain his batting average significantly. There's a ton to dislike about last year, but given that Martinez has talked about how much he relies on watching video in-game, and his inability to do so last year because of COVID-19 protocols, it seems likely that you can write off last year to a slump that didn't have time to end. He'll be eligible at utility only, but there's a massive opportunity for profit if you are willing to largely look past 2020.
|46||Paul Goldschmidt (STL - 1B)||66||23||91||48.4||7.9||68.0||+2.0||
Goldschmidt had an interesting 2020 season, during which he brought his batting average back up to .304 and his walk rate to 16%, while simultaneously dropping his strikeout rate to a career best 18.6%. After swinging more than he ever had in his first season with the Cardinals, Goldschmidt returned to the patient approach he had developed throughout his career, swinging at just 40.5% of pitches (after a 46.4% swinging strike rate the year before). But while his average went up, his power waned, as he hit just six home runs and had a career-worst .466 slugging percentage. Nolan Arenado batting behind him this year should help, and he had bone chips removed from his elbow this offseason. There could be another big-time power season left in Goldschmidt's bat, but the more likely scenario is that he will put up solid but unspectacular production at the first base position.
|47||Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS,CF) IL10||67||23||78||49.5||11.0||66.0||-1.0||
Most fantasy managers expected regression from Marte after his breakout 2019 season, but few saw last year coming. Marte hit two homeruns in his 45 games, and contributed minimally elsewhere other than batting average. His walk rate dropped to a miniscule 3.6%, and although he struck out less than ever, the quality of his contact was overwhelmingly poor. Truth be told, both 2019 and 2020 are probably outliers for Marte, and the truth probably lies somewhere between his 2018 (.260/.332/.437) and 2019 (.329/.389/.592) seasons. Those numbers will play at second base, especially given Marte's draft cost, but give up dreams of him hitting 32 home runs ever again.
|48||Keston Hiura (MIL - 1B,2B,DH)||68||35||74||50.4||8.3||69.0||+1.0||
Hiura looked to be on the verge of superstardom heading into 2020, if he could just cut back on his bloated 30.7% strikeout rate. Instead, he struck out more than ever (34.6% of the time), en route to a league-leading 85 strikeouts. That led to a massive drop in production, notably in batting average, which fell from .303 in 2019 to .212 last year. Hiura was never a high-strikeout player in the minors. He never struck out more than 26.3% in any level and he had an overall strikeout rate of just 21%. If he can manage to cut down on the whiffs, he should be a top option at second base given his power and speed, but for now, drop him down your draft board a bit from where he was heading into 2020. He's still a borderline top-five option, especially since he will add first base eligibility after the Brewers signed Kolten Wong, but exercise more caution.
|49||Charlie Blackmon (COL - RF)||69||11||92||50.8||11.5||70.0||+1.0||
Blackmon hit just six home runs last year, and the quality of his contact was downright awful. His 86.9 MPH average exit velocity, 29.7% hard hit rate, and 4.9% barrel rate were all well below the MLB average and at or close to his career worst marks. And his sprint speed continued to decline to now what is essentially league average. The steals are likely gone for good, but even on his worst day, Blackmon will help you in batting average, runs, and RBI, and he was still on pace for 15 home runs last year. Blackmon may be on the downside of his career, but he won't cost you much and can still contribute solid or better numbers in four of five categories. With his draft price fairly modest, there's plenty of value there.
|50||Jose Altuve (HOU - 2B) IL10||70||25||85||53.0||9.1||86.0||+16.0||
Altuve had a rough 2020 season (like most Astros offensive players), but it was particularly drastic for him. After batting .298 (which was low for him) with 31 home runs in 2019, he batted just .219 with five home runs last year, and he struck out more than he ever had before. But, like his counterpart in the middle infield, Carlos Correa, Altuve had a strong postseason, slashing .375/.500/.720 with five home runs. It's reasonable to write off Altuve's regular season as a slump that he would have broken out of in light of his postseason, though with just eight steals combined over his previous two seasons, stolen bases may not be a big part of his game going forward (though his sprint speed is still excellent). Expect a bounce-back campaign in most categories, and take the undervalued Altuve as a solid starting second baseman.
|51||Austin Meadows (TB - LF,RF)||72||30||105||53.4||11.8||82.0||+10.0||
Meadows missed time with an oblique injury last year, and, more importantly, because of complications from COVID-19. Meadows's strikeout rate ballooned to 32.9% and his average fell to just .205 in 2020. Even if you expected regression from his 2019 season, he's just much better than a player who put up the 87 wRC+ and .292 wOBA we saw last year. Though it's absolutely fair to write off Meadows's season entirely, it's a bit worrisome that he struggled so much against lefties (.143 batting average), as that could potentially open him up to a platoon situation if he struggles against them out of the gate. The best course of action is to discount him from his numbers in 2019 for certain, but still buy him as a strong third outfielder, which should bake in the risk of any continued struggles against his upside.
|52||Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B)||73||40||80||54.3||6.6||92.0||+19.0||
Rizzo's average dropped to just .222 last year and his counting stats waned, though the latter failing was much more due to the lack of production from the rest of the Cubs lineup. His walk and strikeout rates, however, stayed mostly in line, and his BABIP was an artificially low .218 (career mark of .289), which is partly why there was such a gap between his xBA of .266 and his actual batting average. With that said, Rizzo didn't hit the ball nearly as hard last year, as he saw career worsts in average exit velocity and hard hit rate. He likely won't ever be the player he was at his peak, but there's still plenty in his bat that can help fantasy managers, including the handful of steals he will throw in each year. He's a starting-caliber first baseman still, without question, and he'll go at a discount because of last year's numbers.
|53||Yoan Moncada (CWS - 3B)||75||25||99||55.5||12.4||95.0||+20.0||
If you're looking for reasons to throw out a player's 2020 season, Moncada's battle with COVID-19 offers you just that for him. His quality of contact dropped like a stone, he struck out a ton, and he went back to his old passive approach, rather than the aggressive one that had led to such gains in 2019. Moncada detailed his struggles after suffering from the virus, so it's a legitimate excuse and surely led to his struggles. Moncada is likely to hit about 25 home runs, and help you everywhere except perhaps batting average (though his .315 mark in 2019 shows his upside). Although he won't be a superstar, at a third base position that gets shallow quicker than expected, he makes a fine option you can wait on but who will offer plenty of production.
|54||Trent Grisham (SD - LF,CF,RF)||78||29||87||56.2||11.6||78.0||‐||
Grisham had an excellent debut season with San Diego, reaching double digits in both home runs and steals in his 59 games. He improved on his already strong walk rate from 2019, and improved his quality of contact significantly. Whether or not you buy the bat, we know he has plenty of speed to do damage on the basepaths, as he ranks in the 96th percentile in sprint speed. Slated to lead off again for a strong Padres lineup, Grisham should provide plenty of runs scored to go along with his potential for a 20-20 season. Monitor his hamstring strain he suffered in the spring, but unless he looks like he'll miss significant time, draft him with confidence.
|55||Brandon Lowe (TB - 1B,2B,RF)||79||32||116||57.2||15.2||63.0||-16.0||
Lowe actually lost a point on his batting average from 2019 (.269 from .270), but his profile looked far better in 2020. He cut his strikeout rate from 34.6% to 25.9%, and his swinging strike rate from 19.1% to 15.4%. Despite barreling the ball a whopping 17.5% of the time (top 2 percent in baseball), his average dropped a point because, well, he just didn't have an outrageously lucky BABIP like he did in 2019 (.377). Lowe improved his ISO and HR/FB rate, and was generally the best version of himself in 2020. Even mashing together his 2019 and 2020 seasons, Lowe has hit 31 homers and stole eight bases over 138 games. Batting near the top of a strong lineup, he should deliver another solid season at the thin second base position.
|56||Matt Olson (OAK - 1B)||80||24||94||57.3||9.8||80.0||‐||
Olson again hit for a ton of power last year, and ranked in the top nine percent of the league in average exit velocity for the third straight season. But he struck out 31.4% of the time, which contributed to a massive average drop to just .195. Olson had a bit of bad luck, as his xBA was .224, but still, it was by far his worst career mark. Although he'll never be a high average hitter, it's a good bet that he'll return something this year closer to his .245 career mark. Combine that with his likely near-40 home run season, and he'll make a fine mid-round selection and starting first baseman for any fantasy team.
|57||Teoscar Hernandez (TOR - LF,CF,RF) IL10||81||33||92||58.0||11.9||79.0||-2.0||
Hernandez missed 10 games due to injury and still put up an impressive 16 home runs in his mere 50 games. The statcast leaderboard is peppered with Hernandez's name, as he hit the ball hard consistently throughout the year. He also upped his line drive rate significantly, which his why the underlying statistics supported his massive jump in batting average. But it's hard to tell if Hernandez's 2020 season was real or just a very hot 50-game stretch. After all, he still struck out more than 30 percent of the time, and his walk rate dropped by about two points. In the end, given his home park and his supporting case, you can buy Hernandez as a 35-homer bat who will chip in steals and help with the remaining counting stats. But assume he hits closer to his .245 batting average, and don't count on the 50 homer pace you saw last year.
|58||Giancarlo Stanton (NYY - LF,DH)||83||33||85||59.3||9.9||108.0||+25.0||
It's all about the injuries with Stanton, as after two healthy seasons, he's been limited to just 41 games over the last two. There's little to analyze with the slugger other than his health. He still hits the ball as hard as anyone and walks and strikes out a ton. There's been little decline in his batted ball data over the last two years, but even if there had been, the sample size would be too small to draw any conclusions. Stanton is likely eligible at utility only in your league, but that limitation should let him come as a discount in drafts. Have power on your bench ready to fill in if you draft Stanton, but there's no reason to run from him.
|59||Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (TOR - 2B,LF)||85||44||94||59.4||9.4||88.0||+3.0||
Gurriel Jr. has developed into an extremely strong major league hitter, showing far more power than he did in the minors. He makes consistently strong (though not elite) contact, and although he swings a ton, his strikeout rate isn't prohibitive. Gurriel isn't going to be elite in any category, but he's going to provide some value in all five. Batting in an excellent lineup and hitter's park (whichever one it may be), Gurriel should be a fine pick in drafts in all formats.
|60||Eddie Rosario (CLE - LF,RF)||86||38||97||61.3||12.0||119.0||+33.0||
Rosario stays in the AL Central, signing a one-year deal with the Indians after a successful tenure with the Twins. He's established a fairly reliable power baseline at this point, and he usually offers some batting average to go with it. Last year, however, his batting average dipped to just .257, in part because he became much more passive (8.2% walk rate, 51.2% Swing%, both far out of character for his career). The bigger issue was that Rosario largely cut down on his swing percentage on pitches in the strike zone, but continued to swing at pitches out of the zone at a 41.2% clip. That likely explains his lower than usual average exit velocity and barrel rate, and it's something that's easily correctable if he just goes back to his previous approach. At the very least, Rosario should chip in 25 home runs at least, while helping out in runs and RBI, and he's a fine third outfielder in mixed leagues.
|61||Matt Chapman (OAK - 3B)||89||46||94||62.7||8.5||98.0||+9.0||
Chapman lost a significant chunk of his 2020 season to a torn labrum in his hip, and had surgery to repair the injury. It seems obvious that the injury was bothering him all year, as evidenced by his massive jump in strikeout rate (35.5%) and corresponding drop in walk rate. There's little reason to give Chapman's 2020 season any credence given what he'd shown the previous two years. Expect him to bounce back to the 30-homer bat with decent all-around production that we had come to expect, and enjoy the discount that his numbers from last year provide.
|62||Cavan Biggio (TOR - 2B,3B,RF) DTD||90||32||117||63.7||15.2||60.0||-30.0||
Biggio doesn't hit the ball particularly well and is passive almost to a fault. He swung at just 36% of the pitches he saw last year, third-fewest in MLB, and that represents a continued trend. That passivity leads to increased strikeouts, but also plenty of walks, as Biggio took a free pass 15.5% of the time last season, which ranked in the top 8 percent of baseball. Despite not making consistently strong contact, Biggio has hit 24 home runs in his 159 major league games, and he's added on 107 runs and 20 steals. Those numbers play extremely well for fantasy, particularly at the weak second base position. Biggio is likely to add third base eligibility with the Blue Jays' addition of Marcus Semien, which should only add to his value, and he makes a fine pick if you can nab him in the fifth round or so where his ADP generally lands.
|63||Jeff McNeil (NYM - 2B,3B,LF,RF)||93||38||101||65.2||12.7||99.0||+6.0||
Much of McNeil's 2020 season looked similar to his year in 2019. He hit over .300, rarely struck out, and got on base plenty. But the power gains that we saw in 2019 vanished, as he hit just four home runs over 52 games. His barrel rate (2.5%) and hard-hit percentage (26.5%) were some of the worst in the league, and he didn't even offer the token stolen base that he had chipped in during previous seasons. This is a scenario where McNeil's value to any particular fantasy manager will depend on the weight he or she gives to the shortened 2020 season. Given that McNeil never hit the ball particularly hard anyway, though, a good bet is to assume he at least returns to the high teens in home runs, slightly below his 2019 pace. With his strong average and multi-position eligibility, that makes McNeil an asset in the middle rounds.
|64||Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B)||94||38||93||66.0||10.5||96.0||+2.0||
Muncy's batting average dropped to a ridiculously low .192 last year, and there were two culprits. The first is that his line drive rate plummeted from 23.5% to just 13.8%, leading to far more ground balls. The second was that he simply didn't hit the ball as hard. His hard hit rate and average exit velocity fell, and his HR/FB rate dropped seven points. Muncy dealt with finger and elbow injuries, so those may account for his poor season, but even then he was on pace to reach the 30-homer plateau for a third straight year. Muncy has position eligibility galore, and at the weak second base position, so continue to draft him in the middle rounds as a cheap source of power who adds value thanks to his ability to play all around the infield for your fantasy team.
|65||Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS)||96||37||130||67.2||12.5||103.0||+7.0||
Swanson's four-year trend in OPS is .636, .699, .748, and finally .809 last season. There's little to dislike about his profile at this stage in his career. He makes consistently good contact, has improved his launch angle enough to where that contact translates into home runs, and his walk and strikeout rates are strong enough so that his batting average should remain a benefit to fantasy managers. He also ranked in the 90th percentile in sprint speed last season, so he should reach double digits in stolen bases this year, as he had done in the two years prior to 2020's shortened season. In short, Swanson's skill level and output should no longer be in doubt, and he makes a strong starting option at the shortstop position.
|66||Carlos Correa (HOU - SS)||98||38||124||69.5||13.3||121.0||+23.0||
There's still plenty of upside with Correa, as he showed when he hit 21 home runs and drove in 59 runs in just 75 games in 2019 and went on a postseason tear last year. But he's also one of the bigger injury risks in the game, given that he hasn't topped 109 games played since 2016. The steal potential that he showed early in his career is gone after he struggled with back issues, as he hasn't stolen more than three bases in any of his last four seasons. That leaves Correa as someone who will likely contribute, but not excel, in four areas. With his upside, there's still a lot to like about his fantasy outlook. But realistically, with a different name on the back of his jersey, he'd probably go several picks later than he does.
|67||Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,LF,RF)||100||45||102||71.2||10.1||114.0||+14.0||
Bryant had a terrible 2020 season, but it seems like fantasy managers are forgetting how consistent he's been. Over the last four seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .278 average, 29 home runs, 112 run scored, 80 RBI, and five steals. His quality of contact was awful last season, but hard contact has never really been his calling card anyway, and he battled back and wrist injuries. Bryant doesn't deserve a mulligan entirely for last season, but give it minimal weight in your evaluation.
|68||Tommy Pham (SD - CF,DH,LF)||101||33||105||71.4||10.3||134.0||+33.0||
Pham had a terrible 2020 season, during which he slashed .211/.312/.312 and hit just three home runs. A broken hamate bone limited him to just 31 games, and to make matters worse, he was stabbed in the lower back during an altercation in the offseason. But even entering his age-33 season, there are reasons to be optimistic about his 2021 outlook. Pham had averaged roughly 22 home runs and 22 steals with a .284 batting average the three years prior to last, and he had the highest hard-hit rate of his career in 2020. Indeed, his expected batting average of .266 was 55 points higher than his actual average. There's reason to expect Pham to return to his 20-20 ways if he can remain healthy, and batting in a loaded Padres lineup, he should add plenty of counting stats.
|69||Salvador Perez (KC - C)||103||32||149||71.8||13.5||84.0||-19.0||
Perez returned from missing all of the 2019 season to put up monstrous numbers. He batted .333 with 11 home runs in just 37 games. Sure, his meager walk rate became even worst and he struck out more than ever, but his strong numbers were absolutely earned. He had an expected batting average of .325, an expected slugging percentage of .624, and barreled baseballs at a significantly higher rate than he ever had before. Perez will be 31 years old this year this year but considering that he's had just 156 plate appearances combined over the past two years (after having one of the heaviest workloads for a catcher over the previous six seasons), he should have some gas left in the tank. Draft him as a top-three catcher without hesitation.
|70||Alec Bohm (PHI - 1B,3B)||102||40||138||72.0||14.3||109.0||+7.0||
Bohm's major league debut was a success, in that he batted a robust .338 with an .881 OPS. But despite hitting the ball hard consistently (his 10.3% barrel rate and 46.8% hard hit percentage was well above the major league average), he hit just four home runs, and his xBA was just .286. The problem is he simply pounded the ball into the ground, putting up a 53.2% ground ball rate and just 4.8 degrees of launch angle. Bohm never showed a ton of power in the minors, but he's just entering his age-25 season, so there's always room for growth. But for redraft leagues, buy him as a high-average bat with unexceptional power.
|71||Marcus Semien (TOR - 2B,SS)||105||43||119||72.1||12.4||132.0||+27.0||
Semien looked like he had made some major and sustainable gains in 2019, cutting his strikeout rate way down and being far more selective, which led to better contact. Unfortunately, Semien looked a lot like the old version of himself in 2020, with a strikeout rate over 20% and similar mediocre contact to that which he had made consistently prior to 2019. He signed a one-year deal with the Blue Jays, which is a great landing spot for him, as he'll likely bat near the top of a strong lineup, see an upgrade in home park, and earn second base eligibility. That makes Semien far more enticing as a potential draft-day target, but he should still be considered only a middle infield option in mixed leagues.
|72||Mike Moustakas (CIN - 1B,2B,3B) DTD||104||30||104||72.5||13.0||115.0||+11.0||
Because Moustakas was a hitter who played for the Reds, he had a poor 2020 season (seriously, look at their collective numbers). He walked more, struck out more, and lost some points on his batting average, but overall, there was little different in Moustakas's profile. He continued to hit for power and make quality contact. He may not score many runs given his lack of speed and surrounding cast, and the batting average isn't going to help you. But he's got plenty of power for a second-base eligible player, and there's no sign that his production is ready to fall off a cliff.
|73||Byron Buxton (MIN - CF)||108||43||112||74.5||14.4||128.0||+20.0||
Buxton has immense talent and upside, and it feel like he could be a fantasy superstar if he stays healthy. Limited to just 39 games last year, he hit 13 home runs, greatly increasing his barrel rate (13.5%), average exit velocity (91.2 MPH) and hard hit rate (47.9%). Although he only stole two base, his sprint speed ranked in the 99th percentile. The two things holding Buxton back are his health concerns - he has played more than 92 games just once in his career, and his .238 career batting average, which won't improve until he stops swinging so much, particularly at pitches outside of the zone. But he's still just 27 years old, and has the power and speed to deliver a 30-30 season in a perfect world. Just bake in some missed time into the draft capital you're willing to spend.
|74||Wil Myers (SD - 1B,LF,CF,RF)||109||49||111||75.5||11.8||122.0||+13.0||
Myers talked openly about making a swing change last year, and it paid off in a big way. He raised his average by nearly 50 points over the previous year while cutting his strikeout rate, and ranked in the top seven percent in barrel rate. Myers didn't run as much as previous years in the shortened season, but he still ranked in the top 85% of the league in sprint speed. His average will likely come down to closer to its career .254 mark. But he has earned a bit of a leash at least with his strong 2020 campaign, and should be a fine power-speed combination who will put up solid overall counting numbers.
|75||Mike Yastrzemski (SF - LF,CF,RF)||112||51||104||77.1||9.7||110.0||-2.0||
Yastrzemski followed up his impressive 2019 season with an even better one last year, during which he slashed .297/.400/.568. His breakout has come extremely late - he'll be 31 years old by the end of the season - but he makes fairly solid contact and walks a ton. He's not going to hit .297 again - his xBA was just .254 and he had a .370 BABIP. But with the changes in Oracle Park leading to more power, he should be in line for at least a 20-homer season with decent counting stats. That's not sexy, but it's someone you can plug in as your fourth or fifth outfielder.
|76||Josh Bell (WSH - 1B,DH)||116||44||122||77.4||14.8||135.0||+19.0||
Bell looked like a superstar in the making in the first half of 2019, but struggled for much of the second half of the season and then fell off a cliff in 2020. He slashed a mere .226/.305/.364 and hit only eight home runs. His strikeout and ground ball rates took massive jumps, while his walk rate and launch angle plummeted. Bell blamed his struggles on his swing getting long, and you could tell by how often he changed his stance and swing last year that he simply could not figure things out. Now with the Nationals, the 29-year-old Bell will have a chance to revive his career. We've seen the upside, so he's certainly worth drafting at a discount, but he's much more of a borderline corner infielder than a starting-caliber first baseman.
|77||Alex Verdugo (BOS - LF,CF,RF)||113||53||114||77.9||10.5||129.0||+16.0||
Verdugo's first season in Boston went about as well as you would have expected. He hit for a high average, scored plenty of runs, and added just a bit of power and speed. But under the hood, there were some concerning signs. Specifically, his quality of contact was generally below the MLB average in every notable measure, and his expected batting average was just .238, a full 70 points below his actual batting average. And his strikeout rate rose to 20.4%, a career worst. But, in the end, Verdugo is going to continue to lead off for the Red Sox and contribute in both batting average and runs scored even on his worst day, and he'll offer at least some production in the remaining categories. Nitpick if you must, but he'll be a valuable contributor overall, regardless of the Statcast data.
|78||Franmil Reyes (CLE - RF,DH)||118||50||116||78.0||12.4||151.0||+33.0||
Reyes didn't quite live up to his power potential last year with just nine home runs in 59 games, and his 50.3% ground ball rate certainly didn't help. His Statcast data waned a bit from his monstrous 2019 season, but his 92.4 mile per hour average exit velocity was in the top two percent in baseball. There's just not a ton to dislike about Reyes, other than he offers nothing in the way of speed. On his absolute worst day, he's a 30-homer bat with a batting average that won't kill you. On his best day, he's a lite version of a healthy Aaron Judge. Expect at least three-category production, and make it four if he can maintain the 10% walk rate he showed in 2020.
|79||Jorge Soler (KC - RF,DH)||119||50||118||80.0||11.0||141.0||+22.0||
Soler's injury-shortened 2020 season didn't live up to his massive 2019 campaign, but he did show that a lot of his gains were legitimate. Yes, it was more of a 30-homer pace, but his barrel rate, average exit velocity, and hard hit rate were all elite, as they were the prior year. Soler struck out way too much (34.5% of the time), and if he can't fix that, then his average will suffer as it did last year. But, his walk rate remains high and the power is going to be there with how hard he hits the ball. He's a source of cheap power you can grab later than other similarly-profiled bats going several rounds earlier.
|80||Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B)||122||56||136||81.7||12.1||139.0||+17.0||
Hoskins' stock was down heading into the 2020 season, after he batted just .229 and continued his three-year trend of declining in almost every noticeable category. But he was slashing .241/.381/.485 before he was hit by a pitch on his hand and struggled to finish the year. Last year, Hoskins slashed .245/.384/.503 and was on a 40-homer, 100-RBI pace, similar numbers to those he put up prior to his 2019 injury. Unfortunately, an elbow injury ended Hoskins' 2020 season early, and he had surgery in early October with a 4-6 month recovery timeframe. Everything looks good for Hoskins as of now, and assuming he has no setbacks as spring training ramps up, he should make a fine starting first baseman in mixed leagues.
|81||Michael Brantley (HOU - LF,RF,DH)||124||54||132||83.0||12.2||143.0||+19.0||
After a few hours where it looked like Brantley was heading to the Blue Jays, he'll instead return to the Astros on a two-year contract. Despite his advancing age, Brantley remains one of the safest players in all of fantasy, batting at least .299 in each of the last six seasons in which he played at least 11 games. He both walked and struck out more than usual last season, but given that he played in just 46 games, there's little reason to draw any firm conclusions from that data. The bigger issue is that Brantley excels in only batting average, and although he'll offer something in each of the other four rotisserie categories, he won't be a difference-maker. Draft Brantley in the middle-to-later rounds if you need an average boost, but there's little upside.
|82||Ramon Laureano (OAK - CF,RF)||125||50||112||83.4||11.2||147.0||+22.0||
Laureano had a down 2020, which included a .213 batting average and a sharp decline in his Statcast data, as well as his steal attempts. But he had provided a fairly solid baseline over the two prior seasons, with a .288 batting average, 29 home runs, and 20 steals while being caught just three times over 171 games. Laureano doesn't excel anywhere, but he'll chip in almost everywhere, and you can get him beyond the 12th round in most drafts. He's an ideal fourth outfielder in mixed leagues.
|83||Luke Voit (NYY - 1B) IL10||126||24||156||86.4||28.8||71.0||-55.0||
Voit suffered a partial meniscus tear in his knee this spring and is going to be precluded from participating in baseball activity for at least three weeks after surgery. It's almost certainly going to take Voit at least a couple of weeks after returning to baseball activity to return to game action, meaning you should bank on him being out until May 15th or so. When healthy, he's going to produce, however. He has always had a ton of power but last year he left the yard at a ridiculous pace last year, with a 34.9% HR/FB rate, third best in the league. The thing is, nothing about his profile really changed all that much. Indeed, his hard hit rate, barrel percentage, and average exit velocity actually were career lows. The biggest difference was that Voit simply swung more than ever, 52.1% of the time, and correspondingly made more contact, at a 73.8% rate, and actually struck out less than ever before. If Voit keeps the same approach, there's every reason to expect him to put up massive power numbers when he's healthy. That's always been his bugaboo, of course, and since he is already dealing with a significant injury, you can't draft him as a starting first baseman in mixed leagues at this point.
|84||Joey Gallo (TEX - LF,CF,RF)||130||40||118||86.6||11.0||127.0||-3.0||
Gallo went from a big-time power hitter who would drain your batting average in 2017-2018, to a big-time power hitter who wouldn't crush your average in 2019, to a complete disaster in 2020. Gallo has actually been consistent against righties over the last several years, and the difference in his performance has been that he somehow destroyed lefties in 2019 (.333/.427/.747) and was worse than ever in 2020 (.143/.241/.386). The best bet is he's more like the 2017-2018 version of himself, and he'll likely put up a season where he hits around 40 home runs and bats in the low .200s. That's plenty valuable, and his ADP seems to be giving a ton of credit to his 2020 season. That leaves a lot of room for Gallo to outperform his draft position.
|85||Ke'Bryan Hayes (PIT - 3B) IL10||128||57||139||86.6||15.1||133.0||+5.0||
Hayes had an outstanding 24-game run with the Pirates last year, hitting five home runs with an 1.124 OPS and a 55.4% hard-hit rate, which would have ranked seventh best in the majors had he had enough plate appearances. But that was far more offensve production than he had shown in the minors, where he totaled just a .752 OPS with 25 home runs in 461 career games. Hayes makes a ton of contact and should bat near the top of the Pirates order this year, so even if he regresses some offensively, he should still find enough counting stats to be useful. But don't expect 2020's power levels.
|86||Dominic Smith (NYM - 1B,LF)||129||44||132||86.7||16.4||123.0||-6.0||
Smith showed he had the bat to hit in the majors in 2019, but he took an extra step forward in last year's shortened season. His .316/.377/.616 slash line effectively forced the Mets to find a way to get his bat into the lineup, even if his defense tried to prevent it. His Statcast data was excellent, as he put up a barrel percentage of 13.3% and a hard hit percentage of 46.7%, all with a .405 wOBA, which was in the top four percent of the league. The issue for Smith is his fielding and with the National League surprisingly not adopting the designated hitter, that means he'll need to play out in left field most days. Although the Mets can surely live with the tradeoff, Smith will likely lose plenty of at-bats late in games as he gets switched out for defensive purposes. He'll still have plenty of value, but without the DH, be cautious with your projections for his counting stats.
|87||Victor Robles (WSH - CF,RF)||132||43||137||87.4||17.7||149.0||+17.0||
There were plenty of warning signs with Robles' batted-ball data heading into 2020, and they're only greater now after an abysmal season during which he slashed .220/.293/.315. The MLB average in barrel rate and average exit velocity are 6.4% and 88.3 MPH, respectively. Robles clocked in at 4.8% and 83.3 MPH in 2019, and then fell to a ridiculous 1.7% and 82.2 MPH in 2020. His continously poor contact limits any upside, but it's worth noting that he still hit 17 homers and stole 28 bases in 2019 despite it all. Robles is still just entering his age-24 season, so massive long-term growth is still certainly on the table. But for now, it's impossible to justify drafting him as anything more than a fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
|88||Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B)||136||63||151||90.1||13.1||150.0||+14.0||
Hosmer made no secret of his effort to attempt to (finally) stop pounding the ball into the ground so much last year, and it worked to perfection. His ground ball rate fell from roughly 57% the previous three seasons to just 46.2%, and his flyball rate rose from about 21% in the same span to 34.2%. The result was an impressive nine home runs in just 38 games in an injury-shortened season. Hosmer still hits the ball hard and if he can maintain the changes to his profile into 2021, he'll make an incredibly cheap corner infielder who can chip in pretty much everywhere.
|89||Didi Gregorius (PHI - SS)||137||60||122||91.2||11.0||155.0||+18.0||
From a fantasy standpoint, Gregorius isn't special. He doesn't walk much, he's injury prone, and his Statcast data from 2020 was downright awful. But there is no denying that Gregorius knows how to take advantage of his home parks, first Yankee Stadium, and now Citizens Bank Park. With Gregorius back with the Phillies, you should again bank on his typical 25-homer power, good counting stats, and a handful of steals. Considering that he's rarely someone who fantasy managers target, his ADP will likely remain discounted, and he's a fine fallback option if you miss out on most of the early- or mid-round options.
|90||Willson Contreras (CHC - C,DH)||138||57||184||93.6||23.2||117.0||-21.0||
Contreras has established a pretty decent baseline for what fantasy managers can expect over the course of a full season. He'll likely give you a floor of 15 home runs and 110 combined runs and RBI, with upside for more. Those numbers don't sound impressive, but they're enough to make Contreras a top-five catcher easily. Given his safety, there's an argument to be made to take him as high as second overall at the position. But, even so, there's no need to select him before the eighth round or so, as there's not an appreciable difference in the production of the next seven or eight catchers beyond J.T. Realmuto.
|91||Gio Urshela (NYY - 3B)||140||56||167||95.9||7.8||157.0||+17.0||
Urshela isn't the most exciting player, and perhaps that's why he largely gets ignored by fantasy managers despite his quality production. Over his last two seasons (175 games), he's slashed .310/.358/.523 with 27 home runs and 104 RBI. He won't contribute in steals, but he's an incredibly safe source of batting average, particularly because of his excellent strikeout rate, and he should have plenty of opportunities to contribute counting stats. The only question was his health, but he seems fully recovered from his elbow injury. Draft him with confidence.
|92||Ian Happ (CHC - 2B,3B,LF,CF)||141||61||183||95.9||15.8||153.0||+12.0||
Happ has always made consistently hard contact, but his strikeout rate was simply untenable, hovering around 34% in his first two seasons. But he has cut that down to a more manageable 26% over the last two years, and he's batted .260 with 23 home runs and 58 RBI over 115 games in that span. Happ has some speed even if he hasn't shown it recently, and he'll likely bat leadoff for the Cubs, who may need to manufacture runs more than in previous years. The average probably won't help you much, but he should contribute in four categories at a relatively inexpensive price.
|93||Anthony Santander (BAL - LF,CF,RF)||142||54||153||96.2||16.2||158.0||+16.0||
Santander has quietly turned into a strong power bat, but few fantasy managers seem to give him credit. A .476 slugging percentage with 20 home runs in 93 games in 2019, followed by a .575 slugging percentage and 11 home runs in 37 games in 2020. There's nothing particularly fluky about his power output - it's just a young hitter coming into his own and making better contact. He did seem to sell out a bit for power last year, upping his launch angle and fly ball rate significantly. And yet he hit .261, the same mark as in 2019, and his xBA was .286. In other words, there's plenty to like about Santander, who is going well behind other hitters who offer similar production. He should be a value in drafts this year.
|94||Max Kepler (MIN - CF,RF)||146||44||158||98.0||13.1||170.0||+24.0||
Kepler isn't a fancy player, but he's the kind of depth piece that fantasy managers need to survive a long season. The 36-homer season in 2019 is likely a mirage, as his barrel rate and hard-hit percentage were way out of line with his typical production. But he should be a fairly reliable 25-homer bat who will put up 150-160 combined runs and RBI with the occasional steal thrown in. His career batting average is just .237 but his xBA over the last two years is .257, so he shouldn't actively hurt you. Shrug your shoulders, draft him late, and take the reliable production.
|95||Will Smith (LAD - C)||151||67||276||98.5||34.2||100.0||-51.0||
Smith had an outstanding 2020 season, walking a ton, striking out little, and getting on base at higher than a .400 clip. The power he showed in his 54-game stretch in 2019 remained, and he ranked in the top 10% of the league in wOBA, expected wOBA, and expected slugging percentage. Given how the Dodgers play the entire season with an eye toward the playoffs, as well as the presence of Keibert Ruiz, it's possible that Smith may get more rest than other catchers this year. But that's a minor point against someone who should be one of the top options at his position. He's no worse than a top-five catcher, and there's a good argument that he should be the second player selected at his position.
|96||Yasmani Grandal (CWS - C,1B)||145||68||189||98.6||19.6||126.0||-19.0||
Grandal is getting up there in age for a catcher, and there were a few warning signs for the veteran. He struck out nearly 30% of the time last season, well above his typical rate, and his expected batting average, slugging percentage, and wOBA were some of the worst of his career. At the same time, he continued to walk at a near-elite clip, and again provided plenty of power from a position where pop is hard to find. The good news for Grandal is that both his large contract and his elite pitch framing skills should keep him in the lineup as often as possible, which will help to pad his counting stats, though his recovery from a knee injury may cause Chicago to take it easy with him at the outset. He's just a tad outside of the elite range at the position, but he's a locked in fantasy starter.
|97||Ryan Mountcastle (BAL - 1B,DH,LF)||147||62||133||99.0||15.3||156.0||+9.0||
Mountcastle followed up a successful minor-league career with a strong 35-game stint in the majors last year. Not only did he bat .333 with an .878 OPS and a 139 wRC+, but he also walked 7.9% of the time, far above what he showed in the minors. The batting average is unsustainable - he was a .295 hitter in the minors and last year he relied on a .398 BABIP despite sub-par average exit velocity and a middling line drive rate. But playing in Camden Yards should certainly keep his production high, and batting in the middle of the Orioles lineup should lead to enough RBI chances to make him a rosterable, if not startable, fantasy option.
|98||Justin Turner (LAD - 3B,DH)||149||58||151||99.5||14.2||187.0||+38.0||
Turner signed a two-year deal with the Dodgers, and it's a bit of a mixed bag. On the one hand, he remains a key cog in an incredibly strong lineup where he's had plenty of success for several years. On the other, he's almost certainly going to see a downtick in his playing time given his age and the presence of Edwin Rios. Turner is still a batting average asset, has shown little decline in his batted ball data, and almost always produces when he's in the lineup. But he's much more valuable in daily transaction leagues where you can swap him in and out of the lineup.
|99||Josh Donaldson (MIN - 3B)||150||66||146||100.2||11.5||176.0||+26.0||
Donaldson again missed significant time with a calf strain last year, and was limited to just 28 games. He hit for power and walked plenty when he was in the lineup, and both his average exit velocity and hard hit rate were at or near his career highs. In other words, there doesn't seem to be much of a decline in his performance over recent seasons. Now in his age-35 season, it sounds like the Twins are going to give Donaldson plenty of rest this year in an effort to keep him healthy. Bank on the power, but assume a maximum of 130 games or so. There's a lot of value in that so long as you factor it in appropriately.
|100||Tommy Edman (STL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF)||152||44||159||101.7||18.6||145.0||-7.0||
After a highly successful 2019 season in which he hit 11 home runs and stole 15 bases in 92 games, Edman's numbers regressed in nearly every meaningful way last year. His batting average slipped from .304 to just .250, he hit just five home runs, and he went 2-for-6 in stolen base attempts. Edman was a bit unlucky last year, as his xBA and xSLG outperformed his actual numbers. And despite his down year on the basepaths, he was in the 95th percentile in sprint speed. He's likely to lead off for the Cardinals this year, and should be good for double digits in both home runs and steals, with plenty of runs scored. Considering he has multi-position eligibility, he should be drafted before the double-digit rounds.
|101||Dylan Carlson (STL - LF,CF,RF)||154||70||134||103.2||14.1||161.0||+7.0||
Carlson caught major buzz heading into the season last year as he looked likely to earn an everyday role in the outfield, but he sputtered for much of the season even when he did play, slashing just .200/.252/.364 with three home runs in 119 plate appearances. But he had a successful, albeit brief, post-season, and now again looks ready to claim a starting outfield spot for the Cardinals. Carlson is just 22 years old and has a strong minor-league track record. If he can hold down his spot, he has 25-15 potential, and should hit for a solid average. Given his age and his poor 2020 season, there's some obvious risk, but the draft capital necessary to get him on your team is not prohibitive, and his upside should make him a target in all formats.
|102||Andrew McCutchen (PHI - LF,CF,DH)||157||74||151||106.0||12.7||205.0||+48.0||
McCutchen returned from his torn ACL and put up a decent season, hitting 10 home runs and stealing four bases in 57 games. If you watched him play, you could see he wasn't 100% himself, and his sprint speed dropped to just 27.4 ft/s, by far a career low. But he looks and reportedly feels healthier this spring, and will lead off again for the Phillies. Expect 20-plus homers, close to double-digit steals, and plenty of runs scored. And because he's an aging veteran, expect him to be a value on draft day.
|103||Kyle Lewis (SEA - CF,RF) IL10||165||63||161||106.3||21.0||146.0||-19.0||
Even in a shortened year, Lewis managed to have two distinctively different seasons en route to the AL Rookie of the Year Award. In the first half, he hit .368 with seven home runs. In the second half, he hit just .150 with four home runs. Lewis has plenty of tools but needs to cut back on his strikeouts if he's going to avoid the ups and downs he saw last year. His average is likely to hurt you, but he has 25-homer pop, and can throw in a handful of steals. Despite his rookie of the year award, there's not a ton of buzz on Lewis after his late-season slide, so he'll likely come at a discount.
|104||Trey Mancini (BAL - 1B,LF,RF)||158||39||174||106.3||21.9||148.0||-10.0||
Mancini missed all of the 2020 season after being diagnosed with cancer, but appears to be healthy as we head into 2021. He had a breakout 2019 season during which he hit 35 home runs and slashed .291/.364/.535, and there's every reason to think that production is sustainable. Mancini had hit 24 home runs in each of the two previous seasons, and other than being a bit more selective at the plate, made few changes that suggest his 2019 production was fluky. Instead, it appeared to be the natural progression of a hitter improving on his already strong foundation. Batting in a great home park, Mancini should again be a four-category producer, and his ADP should rise if he shows he's fully healthy throughout the spring.
|105||AJ Pollock (LAD - LF,CF,DH)||156||44||152||106.4||15.0||179.0||+23.0||
Pollock's production when healthy is rarely in doubt. In 141 games over the last two seasons, he's hit 31 home runs, scored 79 runs, drove in 81, and stolen seven bases while batting .270. But it's the "when healthy" part that is the key to Pollock's value, as he hasn't topped 113 games played since 2015. He's a better pick in shallow leagues where you can replace him if and when he misses time due to injury. But the performance is that of a solid OF3 or OF4 when he's in the lineup.
|106||Travis d'Arnaud (ATL - C,1B)||159||56||206||107.9||21.6||140.0||-19.0||
It took a long time but d'Arnaud has finally developed into one of the best hitting catchers in the game, as he was projected to be. It's difficult to quite buy what we saw last year, considering d'Arnaud's batting average (.321) and slugging percentage (.533) were miles ahead of his career marks, and even the numbers that he had put up in recent seasons. With that said, he'll bat in the middle of a strong Braves lineup and be presented with plenty of RBI opportunities, so 15 home runs with 55 RBI should be considered the floor for a healthy d'Arnaud. Those numbers aren't just passable, they're extremely strong for a catcher in fantasy, and he should be drafted as a relatively strong first catcher in mixed leagues.
|107||Miguel Sano (MIN - 1B,3B)||160||85||167||109.7||14.7||177.0||+17.0||
Sano has always had one of the worst strikeout rates in the majors, but his 43.9% mark in 2020 was awful even by his standards. That's always the risk with Sano - that his strikeout rate is going to bring his batting average down to close to .200, where he'll almost single-handedly tank you in that category. The upside of course is that he absolutely crushes the ball, as evident by the fact that he was no worse than second in baseball in average exit velocity, hard-hit rate, and barrel rate last year. Sano's contract with the Twins shows they're committed to him, so he should hopefully be beyond concerns of getting sent down to the minors if he struggles. That puts Sano in the high-power, low-average bucket of sluggers, but one who goes much later in drafts than others who will provide similar production.
|108||Kyle Schwarber (WSH - LF)||161||75||148||110.3||12.9||186.0||+25.0||
Schwarber gave back many of his 2019 gains last year, seeing a rise in strikeout rate (29.5%) and his batting average dropping to an abysmal .188. But Schwarber's season was far from linear: over the first half of the season, he slashed .230/.343/.448, but those numbers dropped to .154/.279/.346 over the second half. At the same time, he continued to hit the ball extremely hard, with a 92.8 MPH average exit velocity, which was top 5% in the league. Given his consistently hard contact, the better course of action seems to forgive Schwarber for what amounted to an extremely poor 24-game stretch to close out the season. Now batting in the middle of the Nationals lineup with a fresh start and entering his age-28 season, Schwarber should rebound to somewhere between his 2018 and 2019 numbers.
|109||Christian Walker (ARI - 1B,DH) IL10||163||64||145||110.8||16.2||211.0||+48.0||
Walker's power waned last season and his barrel rate dropped precipitously, but there were still plenty of things to like about his 2020 campaign. Notably, he cut his strikeout rate to a career-best 20.6% while raising his average to a strong .271. Walker is not, and is probably never going to be, a superstar fantasy asset. But he is a quiet producer who should help in four of the five rotisserie categories and is often overlooked. He's an ideal corner infielder for a team that needs steady production.
|110||Dylan Moore (SEA - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF)||178||53||170||111.4||22.4||152.0||-26.0||
Moore hit .255 with eight home runs and 12 stolen bases in just 38 games last year. Despite not having an abundance of speed, Moore's stolen base prowess is real, as he stole 96 bases over 447 minor league games at a 77% clip and ranked in the 71st percentile in sprint speed last year. And he cut his strikeout rate to a high but manageable 27% last year, and his barrel rate, hard hit percentage, and average exit velocity were all well above average. But Moore has struggled against righties for much of his time in the majors, and despite his success last year, is unlikely to have a long leash with Shed Long waiting in the wings. Moore has upside and multi-position eligibility to go along with his power and speed. Just have a backup plan ready to go.
|111||Nick Solak (TEX - 2B,3B,LF,CF)||174||83||148||116.9||15.2||178.0||+4.0||
Solak hasn't shown a ton of power in the majors so far (just seven home runs in 91 career games), but he makes consistently strong contact and always had pop in the minors. His more than reasonable strikeout rate should generally keep his batting average in check, and his stolen base acuity (nine stolen bases in the majors, 91% in sprint speed) makes him a potential five-category player. Add to that multi-position eligibility, especially at the thin second base position, and he's an excellent mid-to-late round draft pick that should fill up the stat sheet without costing you as much as his numbers say he should.
|112||Jesse Winker (CIN - LF,CF,RF,DH)||175||72||159||117.0||15.7||230.0||+55.0||
Winker had a quietly strong 2020 season, getting on base at a .388 clip and hitting 12 home runs in 54 games. He hit the ball hard consistently and walked an impressive 15.3% of the time, which help to offset his rise in strikeout rate (25.1%, well above his career mark). He'll likely bat leadoff for the Reds, and should be an asset in both home runs and runs scored. That's not a profile that blows you away, but it's enough for you to use as a fifth outfielder.
|113||Clint Frazier (NYY - LF,RF)||176||49||162||117.4||15.6||166.0||-10.0||
There's little reason to doubt Frazier's ability to contribute from a fantasy perspective at this point. Over the last two seasons, he has a 162-game pace of a .267 average, 30 home runs, 83 runs scored, 96 RBI, and 6 steals. He upped his walk rate significantly in 2020 (15.6%, top seven percent in the league) and hits the ball hard consistently. The only issue for Frazier is his playing time with Giancarlo Stanton healthy and Brett Gardner back in the fold. But Frazier has done enough to hold the left field job and, regardless, Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Aaron Hicks are not the product of health. Draft Frazier as a starting outfielder and don't worry about the playing time.
|114||Nick Madrigal (CWS - 2B)||180||61||176||119.6||17.5||188.0||+8.0||
Madrigal had a successful 2020 debut season with the White Sox, doing what he has done best throughout his minor league career: hitting for a high average with no power and never striking out. His main assets are his speed and and ability to hit for a high batting average, and though the power may eventually come, considering he hit four home runs total in the minor leagues, it's a good bet that it won't be this year. He's slated to bat at the bottom of Chicago's order, so downgrade his plate appearances a bit, but he will be a plus contributor in the two most difficult to fill rotisserie categories.
|115||Jean Segura (PHI - 2B,3B,SS)||181||70||188||120.1||17.2||194.0||+13.0||
Segura's strikeout rate ballooned last season to above 20%, though his walk rate also took a corresponding jump. But other than that, there wasn't much notable or exciting about his season. He ran a bit less than usual in the shortened year, but he still ranked in the 87th percentile in sprint speed, suggesting that the stolen base potential is still there if he wants to take it. The bigger issue with Segura as he enters his age-31 season is that there's almost no upside, as he'll bat near the bottom of the order and has established a fairly firm ceiling in his career. He's a borderline startable middle infielder in mixed leagues, but nothing more.
|116||Paul DeJong (STL - SS)||184||71||173||120.8||15.1||233.0||+49.0|
|117||Gary Sanchez (NYY - C) DTD||183||36||244||121.3||22.8||142.0||-41.0||
If you want to credit last season's numbers, then you're going to avoid Sanchez like the plague. He batted a ridiculous .147 and struck out 36% of the time. When Sanchez did hit the ball, he still hit it really, really hard, like he always has. But he just simply can't stop himself from swinging (13.8% swinging strike rate), and especially from swinging outside the zone (31.5% O-Swing%, which was actually better than his career rate). It wasn't that long ago that Sanchez was one of the top catchers drafted, and he's still just 28 years old. If he can just cut down on his whiffs, he can easily be a top-five catcher, so buy him for his upside, while also making sure to focus on batting average elsewhere.
|118||Andres Gimenez (CLE - 2B,3B,SS)||189||71||207||123.5||26.1||174.0||-15.0||
Gimenez was one of the main pieces in the Francisco Lindor/Carlos Carrasco trade, and he looks like he'll be the starting shortstop for Cleveland on Opening Day. There's not a ton of power in his bat, but he has a ton of speed. He ranked in the 94th percentile in sprint speed last season, and stole eight bases in 49 games in 2020 and 28 in 117 games in Triple-A the year before. His ADP is rising as his job security grows, but it's worth it for the steals he will provide.
|119||Austin Riley (ATL - 3B,LF)||185||85||162||123.5||15.2||215.0||+30.0||
Riley made some notable gains last year after he looked like he might fall out of fantasy-relevance entirely with the way he closed his 2019 season. He essentially traded off some power for contact, as his swing percentage dropped, his contact rate increased, and he improved on both his walk and strikeout rates. Although there was some question as to whether the Braves would add another third baseman in free agency, it appears they're content to roll with Riley to begin the year. That should make him a cheap source of power for fantasy, one whose batting average (.262 xBA last year) won't hurt you too badly.
|120||Jorge Polanco (MIN - 2B,SS)||188||90||163||121.3||13.8||236.0||+48.0||
Polanco has generally been a bit underrated in his career, but the fantasy community seems to have abandoned him in full after 2020. But there's little reason to do so. Polanco should gain second base eligibility quickly this year, as he moves over to accommodate Andrelton Simmons at shortstop. Polanco's quality of contact isn't great, but he rarely strikes out, doesn't hurt you in batting average, and has enough speed to throw in a handful of steals. With soon-to-be multi-position eligibility, he's an ideal bench candidate.
|121||Christian Vazquez (BOS - C,1B)||193||72||277||128.7||31.0||167.0||-26.0||
Vazquez was a late bloomer, but he's developed into one of the more reliable catchers in the game. Not only does he provide 20-homer power, but he's one of the best assets at catcher in both batting average and stolen bases. Entering his age-31 season, there's certainly the possibility for a major decline in his numbers, but there is little in his underlying metrics to suggest it is imminent. Draft Vazquez as a strong starter in single-catcher formats, and you won't need to do so before the double-digit rounds.
|122||Mitch Haniger (SEA - CF,RF)||194||76||167||129.1||18.3||227.0||+33.0||
Haniger hasn't played since June of 2019, and his career has been riddled with injuries. But he's shown his potential in his lone healthy season, and he certainly has 25-homer pop in his bat. The question, as usual, is health, and for now, he remains ready to go for the season. If things remain that way, draft him as a bench player with upside.
|123||Carlos Santana (KC - 1B)||200||78||278||130.5||29.2||213.0||+13.0|
|124||Gavin Lux (LAD - 2B) DTD||195||85||176||131.1||16.6||225.0||+30.0|
|125||Andrew Benintendi (KC - LF,CF)||196||80||276||132.2||22.7||234.0||+38.0||
Benintendi will get a fresh start with the Royals in 2021, and if any player ever needed a change of scenery, it's him. After looking like a perennial 20-20 player with a solid batting average, Benintendi has fallen off a cliff the last two years. To the extent you could boil his struggles down to something simple, it was that he appeared to get too homer-happy in 2019. Despite making better contact when he did hit the ball, his swinging strike rate jumped by four points to 11.6%, and his fly ball percentage and launch angle skyrocketed. Things didn't look much better in his brief 2020 season, which was cut short by a rib injury. Benintendi is still young, and out of the spotlight of the Boston media, might be able to return to what made him an impact player prior to 2019. You won't need to spend a ton to find out, thankfully, and he's worth a late-round pick in all formats.
|126||Aaron Hicks (NYY - CF)||205||45||280||135.1||17.6||226.0||+21.0||
Hicks is reportedly going to bat third for the Yankees this year, and the lineup spot is so valuable that it largely covers a player's warts. Those warts are plentiful with Hicks, including that he's probably going to bat about .240, his power is declining, and he's a huge injury risk. He still walks a ton (including last year's 19.4%), and he'll have decent counting stats if he sticks in the three-hole all year. But there's little upside and he has topped 97 games played just twice in his career. He's best suited as a bench option or a fifth outfielder in deeper mixed leagues.
|127||Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 2B,3B)||201||89||174||135.6||15.5||265.0||+64.0|
|128||Jake Cronenworth (SD - 1B,2B,SS)||204||88||249||137.0||28.1||190.0||-14.0||
Cronenworth wound up being one of the best waiver pickups of the 2020 season. He provided a great batting average (.285) with multi-position eligibility. The counting stats - mainly the four homers and three steals - left a lot to be desired, however. Cronenworth ultimately profiles as a better "real life" player than he does as a fantasy option. Still, in deeper roto leagues that use batting average, his contact skills and defensive versatility give him a fantastic floor. I just don't expect him to be a fantasy difference-maker in most 10-12 team leagues.
|129||Kyle Seager (SEA - 3B)||211||94||173||137.7||15.4||242.0||+31.0|
|130||Mark Canha (OAK - 1B,LF,CF,RF,DH)||206||100||180||134.0||17.2||240.0||+34.0||
Fantasy managers seem to have declared Canha's 2019 season as a fluke after he hit just five home run last year, but much of his 2020 seems to suggest 2019 was fairly legitimate. Canha built on his massive gains in walk rate in 2019 (13.5%) and increased it to 15.2%, and his quality of contact largely remained the same. He's got 20-homer power still, and he'll likely lead off or bat second for the A's. You won't need to pay much for him and given his average draft position, there's a high probability of a profit.
|131||Nick Senzel (CIN - CF)||222||74||279||134.3||33.0||232.0||+10.0|
|132||James McCann (NYM - C)||209||86||258||139.8||25.9||185.0||-24.0||
McCann will be the everyday catcher for the Mets after putting up his second consecutive successful season for the White Sox. After putting up a .789 OPS in 2019, he jumped up to an .896 mark in 2020, setting a career-high in walk rate. McCann was a part-timer last year, so his rate stats will likely dip as he takes over a heavy workload with the Mets (Wilson Ramos ranked fourth among catchers in plate appearances the last two seasons). But counting stats should be there in spades in a strong Mets lineup. He should be drafted as a starting catcher in 12-team formats.
|133||Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF)||210||103||185||140.6||15.8||266.0||+56.0|
|134||Hunter Dozier (KC - 1B,3B,RF)||216||80||282||140.7||30.1||222.0||+6.0||
Dozier is almost entirely off the fantasy radar this year, but that feels like an overreaction to 2020. Yes, his poor performance last year makes his breakout 2019 performance seem like an outlier, but really, it seems like 2020, rather than 2019, should be discounted. Dozier's quality of contact was awful last year, but it was out of character for him over the previous two seasons, and was more likely the result of him having tested positive for COVID-19 rather than from a sudden loss of skills. The Royals' lineup is sneaky deep, and Dozier will start at third base this season, giving him eligibility at three positions. Considering he's free in drafts, there is every reason to scoop him up with a late-round pick.
|135||C.J. Cron (COL - 1B)||221||48||281||113.6||35.4||219.0||-2.0||
Cron fits the Rockies' narrative perfectly, as he's a veteran hitter on a short-term deal who will block a younger player from playing. Nevertheless, Cron offers plenty of fantasy goodness if he does indeed win the first base job for Colorado as expected. He missed almost all of last year with a knee injury, but he had a 15% barrel rate and a .544 expected slugging percentage in 2019. He's practically free in drafts and could easily hit 30 home runs with a plus average. Draft him late everywhere you can.
|136||Kolten Wong (MIL - 2B) IL10||220||96||182||138.9||17.4||248.0||+28.0||
Wong lands in a great situation with the Brewers, where he's expected to lead off in front of a strong lineup. His quality of contact is incredibly poor, but in Miller Park, he should be a good bet for 10-15 homers, and he'll throw in 15-20 steals despite having a fairly average sprint speed. There's not a ton of upside for Wong, but absent injury, there's not a whole lot of downside for him in Milwaukee either. He's not a startable second baseman in mixed leagues, but he's a fine middle infielder or bench option.
|137||Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) IL10||217||103||248||143.9||20.1||271.0||+54.0||
Cain opted out of the season last year after just five games, but he'll play and bat near the top of the Brewers' lineup this year. His steals total dropped to just 18 in 2019, and his sprint speed has been declining in recent years. But he talked openly about wanting to try to steal more bases before he opted out last year, and he's still a safe bet for batting average and double-digit homers. He's been forgotten a bit in drafts this year, but he's a fine fifth outfielder in mixed leagues.
|138||Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF)||226||85||182||146.0||15.8||249.0||+23.0||
Nimmo has a career .390 OBP and will be batting atop the Mets lineup this year, and that's really all you need to know for his fantasy value. He'll likely be a steady contributor in the runs scored category, while chipping in some homers and steals with a batting average that won't hurt you much. He might see a bit of a platoon against left-handers, but he's a player who will cost you nothing in drafts and who can fill in for your team if you need him. He's worth a bench spot in all 10-team or deeper leagues.
|139||Jared Walsh (LAA - 1B,RF)||227||74||230||146.1||22.5||216.0||-11.0|
|140||David Peralta (ARI - LF)||225||82||244||147.6||16.1||274.0||+49.0||
Peralta is entering his age-34 season and coming off a season during which he hit just five home runs, but he still makes a fairly reliable late-round selection. His career batting average is .291 (and he hit .300 last year), and his 162-game pace is roughly 20 home runs and 160 combined runs and RBI. Even if his steals are gone, there's still plenty of production left in the bat for someone who will be drafted well beyond the top 200 picks, and who had shoulder surgery prior to the 2020 season which likely affected his production. The upside isn't there anymore, but safe and boring can sometimes be the right move.
|141||Sean Murphy (OAK - C)||223||107||249||140.4||26.3||195.0||-28.0||
Murphy has pretty quietly put together two quality seasons in a row, albeit in limited samples. Over his past 63 games, he's put up 11 home runs, 35 runs scored, and 22 RBI, a pace that is more than respectable, even if it comes with a sub-par batting average. Murphy is dealing with a collapsed lung and may not be ready for the start of the season, but it doesn't sound like it will keep him out of action for long. He's a borderline starter in most mixed leagues, but he offers a decent floor if you miss our on more quality options.
|142||J.D. Davis (NYM - 3B,LF,DH)||228||81||210||145.1||27.3||268.0||+40.0|
|143||Leody Taveras (TEX - CF)||229||101||215||146.8||25.7||244.0||+15.0||
Taveras should be a cheap source of speed for fantasy managers this year, as he's set to lead off for the Rangers. He stole 32 bases across 131 minor league games in 2019 and eight last year in 33 games. He won't do a ton else for your fantasy team, but given that he ranked in the 96th percentile in sprint speed last year, his contributions in the stolen base category should more than make up for his lack of production in others.
|144||Raimel Tapia (COL - LF,CF,DH)||236||96||283||145.1||33.4||223.0||-13.0||
Tapia doesn't make a ton of hard contact, but he slashed .321/.369/.402 last year and led off for the Rockies for the majority of the season. He's slated to do so again this year, which means he should be a cheap source of runs, batting average, and steals. Tapia's been around for awhile and never held a starting job all season, but he's in an excellent position this year and can be drafted late in all mixed leagues as a fifth outfielder or bench player.
|145||Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF)||235||106||237||147.0||26.5||208.0||-27.0|
|146||David Fletcher (LAA - 2B,3B,SS,LF)||234||98||231||147.5||25.8||207.0||-27.0|
|147||Joc Pederson (CHC - 1B,LF,RF,DH)||243||74||216||144.6||26.0||241.0||-2.0|
|148||Yuli Gurriel (HOU - 1B,3B)||237||74||205||149.7||17.9||272.0||+35.0|
|149||Mitch Garver (MIN - C)||239||105||285||155.9||30.7||203.0||-36.0||
As quickly as Garver exploded onto the scene in 2019 with 31 home runs in just 93 games, he disappeared last year, to the tune of a .167 batting average and two home runs with a 45.7% strikeout rate. An intercostal strain led to his shortened season and almost certainly affected his performance. He's been red hot in the spring thus far, and should be slowly moving up your draft board. If you're looking for a catcher who has the potential to finish within the top-5 but is being drafted only as a low-end starter, this is your guy.
|150||Jarred Kelenic (SEA - CF) MiLB||245||95||284||149.4||35.4||196.0||-49.0||
Kelenic was assigned to the Mariners' Minor League camp on March 26th, which wasn't much of a surprise after he suffered a knee injury that cost him time this spring. He looked more than ready for the big club in his 23 plate appearances, however, hitting two home runs with a 1.256 OPS. Kelenic likely won't be down for too long (perhaps just long enough for the team to gain an extra year of control), so fantasy managers can still draft him late and wait a bit to reap the rewards.
|151||Bobby Dalbec (BOS - 1B)||255||83||288||160.7||29.5||254.0||-1.0||
If you like Miguel Sano, you'll absolutely love Dalbec. He crushes the ball routinely (it was a small sample, but he had a 22%(!) barrel rate last year in 23 games), strikes out a ton (42.4% rate last year), and is equally likely to look like the best player in baseball at times as he is to look like the worst. He'll be the everyday first baseman for the Red Sox this year which means plenty of counting stats with perhaps 30 home runs if he stays healthy the whole year. Just have batting average help elsewhere if you draft him, as he'll almost certainly provide negative value in that category.
|152||Austin Hays (BAL - LF,CF) IL10||247||114||232||157.0||21.5||267.0||+20.0|
|153||Randal Grichuk (TOR - CF,RF)||251||102||235||161.6||30.0||243.0||-8.0|
|154||Bryan Reynolds (PIT - LF,CF,RF)||248||114||228||156.4||20.7||308.0||+60.0|
|155||Joey Votto (CIN - 1B)||250||94||286||156.8||30.5||301.0||+51.0||
A quick look at Votto's surface stats shows a player in decline. For the first half of 2020 hit was true, as the former MVP hit just three homers with a .647 OPS in his first 25 games. By late-August Votto was benched for a few days to clear his head and wound up posting a .941 OPS with eight homers over his final 29 games. The change? Votto stood taller in the box and became less obsessed with controlling the strike zone, which meant he was more willing to sell out for power. I'm willing to invest a late-round pick in Votto, particularly in points/OBP leagues, to see if this new approach carries over to 2021.
|156||Willi Castro (DET - 3B,SS)||256||108||287||157.8||27.7||245.0||-11.0|
|157||Jeimer Candelario (DET - 1B,3B)||259||89||294||167.0||29.6||293.0||+34.0||
Candelario isn't going to wow you with his numbers, but he'll bat in the middle of the Tigers' order, has eligibility at first and third base, and improved his quality of contact greatly last year. You can try to write off his 2020 production as a product of the shortened season, but given his solid 2018 campaign, it looks more like 2019, and not 2020, was the outlier. Candelario probably tops out at 20 homers, but he should provide a decent average and be a fine bench player for most fantasy leagues.
|158||Willy Adames (TB - SS)||260||129||219||164.5||17.7||359.0||+99.0|
|159||Manuel Margot (TB - LF,CF,RF)||262||119||290||169.0||26.8||277.0||+15.0|
|160||Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B)||264||114||293||163.7||29.4||238.0||-26.0|
|161||Andrew Vaughn (CWS - 1B,LF)||268||56||291||143.2||43.8||218.0||-50.0||
Vaughn's minor league numbers from 2019 don't jump off the page, but make no mistake, he has the talent to become an instant quality hitter in the majors. He raked all throughout his college career, and not only carries plenty of thump in his bat, but also has an excellent approach that should keep his batting average and OBP well above the league average. He looks more and more likely to win the everyday DH job for the White Sox, in which case, he'd be an absolute steal if you can get him outside the top 160 or so, which you should be able to do everywhere.
|162||Garrett Hampson (COL - 2B,SS,LF,CF)||269||97||292||169.9||35.6||269.0||‐|
|163||Alex Dickerson (SF - LF)||273||109||248||168.4||30.7||298.0||+25.0|
|164||Jonathan Villar (NYM - 2B,SS)||276||90||274||168.8||42.0||209.0||-67.0||
Villar's quality of contact dropped significantly last year, but given how out of character it was for his career, the decline can probably be written off to the small sample of the shortened season. But he was still one of the league leaders in stolen bases with 16 and he showed no hesitation about running whenever he got the chance. The bigger issue is that Villar won't have a regular role now that he's with the Mets, but instead will be a super-utility player. With that said, Villar's versatility should allow him to see a few starts each week, and he should see action as a defensive replacement and pinch runner. All that to say that Villar should tack on 15-20 steals over the course of the season, and therefore make a viable middle infield option despite his lack of a regular role.
|165||Elvis Andrus (OAK - SS)||272||93||301||166.0||28.0||336.0||+64.0|
|166||Kole Calhoun (ARI - RF)||280||97||230||169.0||26.0||291.0||+11.0||
Calhoun tore his knee meniscus in early March, and has a 4-6 week timetable for his recovery. When healthy, he offers a fairly reliable baseline of production: he will hit plenty of homers and drain your batting average, while offering passable but unspectacular counting statistics otherwise. He's a fine bench outfielder who can always be a plug-in, and he'll likely be essentially free in drafts this year with the injury.
|167||Austin Nola (SD - C,1B,2B) IL10||278||112||289||166.1||38.0||224.0||-54.0||
Nola has proven to be a quality bat for a catcher over the last two seasons, batting .271 with 17 home runs in 127 games over that span. He's in a great situation with the Padres, even if he will be batting at the bottom of the lineup, but a fractured finger will likely lead him to begin the season on the IL. Depending on how much time he'll miss, that could create a buying opportunity, as his ADP should drop a bit. As long he isn't projected to miss more than a couple of weeks, take the discount and enjoy premium production from the catcher position for the rest of the season.
|168||Victor Reyes (DET - LF,CF,RF)||279||119||301||171.5||37.4||292.0||+13.0|
|169||Buster Posey (SF - C,1B)||281||136||248||180.3||23.7||253.0||-28.0||
Posey sat out the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic and concern for the health of his adopted daughters, but he returns this year for what is almost certainly his final season with the Giants and perhaps his career. Posey is in his age-34 season, ancient for a catcher, and he's coming off two seasons during which he totaled a .741 OPS and a .688 OPS in 2018 and 2019 respectively. But he's healthy and appears refreshed, and the changes to Oracle Park last year should work in his benefit now. He's outside the top-12 catchers, but you can get away with him in a one-catcher league in a pinch.
|170||Jesus Aguilar (MIA - 1B,DH)||285||81||279||169.2||26.3||377.0||+92.0|
|171||Ty France (SEA - 2B,3B,DH)||283||111||218||157.0||24.7||250.0||-33.0|
|172||Rowdy Tellez (TOR - 1B,DH)||286||123||219||168.8||22.0||315.0||+29.0|
|173||Ha-Seong Kim (SD - 2B,SS)||289||118||312||175.5||37.4||237.0||-52.0||
Kim joins a loaded Padres team after a successful career in the KBO. He had a particularly strong 2020 season, slashing .306/.397/.523 with 30 home runs and 23 steals. Although he split time between shortstop and third base in the KBO, he should likely man second for the Padres, which is better for his fantasy value given the relative lack of strength of the position (though the signing of Jurickson Profar does add a few question marks). Kim is younger than most hitters coming over from the KBO - only 25 - and he has the speed and power to reach double digits in steals and homers pretty easily. But he's more of a 15-15 type of player, rather than the potential 30-25 he was last year, and he'll likely bat near the bottom of the order, limiting his plate appearance and runs and RBI opportunities. Draft him as a middle infield option, but with upside.
|174||Tommy La Stella (SF - 1B,2B,3B)||290||111||227||173.7||22.5||302.0||+12.0|
|175||Adam Eaton (CWS - LF,RF)||291||102||297||178.1||23.6||316.0||+25.0|
|176||Wander Franco (TB - SS)||292||87||296||182.7||37.1||284.0||-8.0||
The consensus No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, Franco received one of the first ever 80-grade hit tools from MLB Pipeline this offseason. A leveled, compact swing combined with "controlled aggression" gives him exceptional control of the strike zone. Franco has a career 83:54 BB:K rate in his minor league career, which is downright absurd. Already a top-30 player in dynasty leagues, the only concern with Franco's redraft value is that he has yet to play above High-A. It's tough to know how much progress he made at the Rays' alternate site last summer but there isn't another prospect who can match his probability of being a productive big league hitter.
|177||Cesar Hernandez (CLE - 2B)||295||97||214||166.0||23.0||295.0||‐|
|178||Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,LF)||304||83||230||173.9||21.6||382.0||+78.0|
|179||Alex Kirilloff (MIN - RF) MiLB||298||122||295||178.7||35.8||354.0||+56.0||
Kirilloff's bat is probably major-league ready, but since he hasn't yet played above Double-A and his fielding is iffy at best, he's going to begin the year at the Twins' alternate site. But his .317/.365/.498 slash line in his minor league career suggests he'll hit upon his promotion, which will likely be in late-April once the Twins gain a year of control. Even though he won't begin the year with the big club, draft him for your bench. He'll be an expensive waiver wire pickup if you don't.
|180||David Dahl (TEX - CF,DH,LF,RF)||301||84||259||184.2||30.0||333.0||+32.0|
|181||Carson Kelly (ARI - C)||297||127||300||184.6||30.7||282.0||-15.0||
After an impressive 2019 season during which he hit 18 home runs in just 111 games, Kelly had a down 2020, batting just .221 with five long balls. Kelly's walk rate regressed significantly to just 4.7%, and he showed little of the patience that brought him success in 2019. Daulton Varsho is a threat to his playing time, but it seems like Kelly will have the lead role behind the plate, with Varsho filling in and getting time at outfield. That should make Kelly a borderline startable catcher in most mixed leagues, assuming he can bounce back from his down 2020 campaign.
|182||Amed Rosario (CLE - CF,SS)||299||120||285||181.8||29.0||383.0||+84.0|
|183||Justin Upton (LAA - LF)||307||100||242||173.8||29.6||311.0||+4.0|
|184||Isiah Kiner-Falefa (TEX - C,3B,SS)||302||119||237||174.4||28.3||296.0||-6.0|
|185||Yadier Molina (STL - C)||300||116||252||182.6||27.1||251.0||-49.0||
The ageless wonder is back for another year in St. Louis as he enters his age-39 season. Molina isn't what he once was - the token stolen bases are gone and his runs scored continue to decline. But he has yet to fall off a cliff in either batting average of power, and his numbers there are still mildly enticing for a catcher. The run is going to end some day, perhaps this year, but the cost is that of a middling second catcher, and his track record suggests he'll again be worth that price.
|186||Starlin Castro (WSH - 2B,3B)||310||117||251||175.8||24.5||341.0||+31.0|
|187||Myles Straw (HOU - SS,CF)||309||104||240||176.5||24.2||297.0||-12.0|
|188||Corey Dickerson (MIA - LF)||313||122||249||179.0||27.9||350.0||+37.0|
|189||Jon Berti (MIA - 2B,3B,SS,CF,RF)||312||124||253||188.0||24.8||288.0||-24.0|
|190||Jonathan Schoop (DET - 1B,2B)||314||102||246||174.1||30.4||331.0||+17.0|
|191||Jurickson Profar (SD - 2B,LF)||316||142||257||191.9||29.4||309.0||-7.0|
|192||Mauricio Dubon (SF - 2B,SS,CF)||320||156||246||187.4||20.2||380.0||+60.0|
|193||Avisail Garcia (MIL - CF,RF)||330||137||244||187.6||27.1||431.0||+101.0|
|194||Jackie Bradley Jr. (MIL - CF)||326||139||234||189.5||20.6||313.0||-13.0|
|195||Wilson Ramos (DET - C)||325||124||267||184.7||31.6||285.0||-40.0|
|196||Evan White (SEA - 1B)||333||122||241||185.4||29.2||504.0||+171.0|
|197||Nate Lowe (TEX - 1B)||331||146||286||186.4||26.1||432.0||+101.0|
|198||Jorge Alfaro (MIA - C)||324||137||280||196.9||27.3||294.0||-30.0||
Alfaro batted just .226 in 2020, but he hit .262 from 2018-2019, along with 28 home runs in 238 games. He has been criticized for his defense, but he reportedly worked on it during the offseason and has received some praise this spring. After flirting with trade talk, the Marlins look like they'll stick with Alfaro, and his bat plays well enough to make him a high-end second catcher in mixed leagues. The stardom that some projected may never come, but he'll likely be fantasy-relevant in 2020.
|199||Nick Ahmed (ARI - SS)||337||130||227||183.9||22.9||391.0||+54.0|
|200||Tyler O'Neill (STL - LF) IL10||334||131||278||186.1||32.1||343.0||+9.0|
|201||Maikel Franco (BAL - 3B)||332||125||263||193.8||34.0||356.0||+24.0|
|202||Kike Hernandez (BOS - 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF)||340||116||271||194.0||30.1||330.0||-10.0|
|203||Hunter Renfroe (BOS - LF,RF)||336||99||220||177.1||22.6||338.0||+2.0|
|204||Sam Hilliard (COL - LF,CF,RF)||344||110||235||191.8||21.4||428.0||+84.0|
|205||Alejandro Kirk (TOR - C)||347||106||263||190.9||30.3||307.0||-40.0||
Kirk has the bat to to be a fantasy asset if he can stay in the lineup, particularly with catcher eligibility. He is a career .315 hitter with a .918 OPS in the minors, and had a strong, albeit short, stint in the majors last year during when he had a .983 OPS in nine games. The biggest obstacle for Kirk is that the Blue Jays have two solid defensive catchers in Danny Jansen and Reese McGuire, and although they could put Kirk at DH, they have plenty of other options for that position. In other words, Kirk needs to hit and hit early to cement a lineup spot. If he does, he's got top-10 catcher potential pretty easily.
|206||Daulton Varsho (ARI - C,LF,CF) MiLB||335||132||314||197.7||42.5||235.0||-100.0||
Varsho was optioned to Triple-A, which was mildly surprising, though not entirely unexpected. He saw plenty of action between catcher and the outfield last year for the Diamondbacks, and although he batted just .188, he hit three home runs and stole three bases. That may not sound like much but for a catcher-eligible player in 37 games, it's plenty. Varsho was optioned less because of his talent level and more because the Diamondbacks' roster is pretty full, especially with the signing of Asdrubal Cabrera,. There's a ton of potential for Varsho, given that he was a high-average hitter during his minor-league career, but fantasy managers will need to wait a bit longer for him to become someone to start in fantasy leagues.
|207||Willie Calhoun (TEX - LF,DH)||352||114||303||200.3||34.8||388.0||+36.0||
Calhoun was set to build on his breakout 2019 season when an errant pitch fractured his jaw in spring training. Even with the delayed season, he was never able to fully recover, at least not mentally, and he had a lost campaign. He's now back and focused, particularly after working with a hitting coach in the offseason. He will likely earn everyday at-bats splitting time between DH and the outfield, but a low grade groin strain is going to keep him out of action for a couple of weeks. His draft price is negligible, so feel free to stash him with one of your last picks, and hopefully reap the rewards after the first week or two of the season.
|208||Jo Adell (LAA - RF) MiLB||339||119||368||212.7||56.1||385.0||+46.0|
|209||Andrelton Simmons (MIN - SS) IL10||345||137||295||193.7||32.0||518.0||+173.0|
|210||Colin Moran (PIT - 1B,2B,3B,DH)||360||143||277||191.5||29.4||399.0||+39.0|
|211||Robbie Grossman (DET - LF,RF)||356||139||243||198.8||25.5||439.0||+83.0|
|212||Danny Jansen (TOR - C)||358||147||344||210.9||36.2||323.0||-35.0||
Jansen's playing time is uncertain this year with the presence of both Reese McGuire and Alejandro Kirk, but his defense is likely to keep him in the mix as a starter most games. He hasn't developed into the offensive force most thought he would become, and his average has been downright dreadful. But he's put up 19 home runs and 59 RBI over 150 games in the last two seasons, and the Toronto lineup is incredibly strong. If he wins the job outright out of spring training, he should be considered a fairly strong second catcher.
|213||Josh Naylor (CLE - LF,RF)||355||143||253||199.6||28.0||449.0||+94.0|
|214||Adam Duvall (MIA - LF,RF)||363||150||261||200.1||25.7||329.0||-34.0|
|215||Cristian Pache (ATL - CF,LF) IL10||362||156||237||201.3||24.3||325.0||-37.0|
|216||Jonathan India (CIN - 2B,3B)||369||150||273||214.8||37.0||421.0||+52.0|
|217||Franchy Cordero (BOS - LF,RF)||367||140||263||210.8||21.8||450.0||+83.0|
|218||Yan Gomes (WSH - C)||364||165||305||211.1||29.9||381.0||+17.0|
|219||Joey Wendle (TB - 2B,3B,SS)||365||155||288||213.7||31.5||328.0||-37.0|
|220||Luis Arraez (MIN - 2B,3B,LF)||359||112||311||202.2||41.1||344.0||-15.0|
|221||Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF)||380||148||274||206.8||28.7||352.0||-28.0|
|222||Gregory Polanco (PIT - RF)||366||140||290||215.3||33.1||394.0||+28.0|
|223||Eloy Jimenez (CWS - LF) IL60||342||20||447||180.4||139.6||113.0||-229.0||
Jimenez is going to miss 5-6 months with a ruptured pectoral tendon, an absolutely brutal blow to a player who was being drafted as a borderline top-10 outfielder. You can draft him with your last pick and hope to be able to stash him on your IL all season long, but for the most part, you can ignore him in redraft formats.
|224||Donovan Solano (SF - 2B,3B,SS)||388||157||268||218.0||31.7||363.0||-25.0|
|225||Miguel Cabrera (DET - 1B,DH) IL10||385||164||265||208.7||24.9||367.0||-18.0|
|226||Stephen Piscotty (OAK - RF) PL||378||148||264||216.7||22.7||533.0||+155.0|
|227||Austin Slater (SF - 1B,CF,DH,LF,RF)||370||170||340||222.9||42.4||389.0||+19.0|
|228||Josh Rojas (ARI - 2B,LF,RF,SS)||398||147||317||218.6||40.9||407.0||+9.0|
|229||Miguel Rojas (MIA - SS)||386||155||257||206.1||29.0||445.0||+59.0|
|230||Jazz Chisholm Jr. (MIA - 2B,SS)||376||133||249||206.9||28.4||397.0||+21.0|
|231||Evan Longoria (SF - 3B)||379||177||272||222.1||22.6||475.0||+96.0|
|232||Jose Iglesias (LAA - SS,DH)||393||158||259||217.6||26.4||353.0||-40.0|
|233||Kevin Newman (PIT - 2B,SS)||395||152||299||229.2||39.6||408.0||+13.0|
|234||Adam Frazier (PIT - 2B,LF)||396||123||278||220.4||35.5||404.0||+8.0|
|235||Tom Murphy (SEA - C)||408||164||289||221.9||33.3||339.0||-69.0|
|236||Omar Narvaez (MIL - C)||403||158||275||217.8||29.5||374.0||-29.0|
|237||Ryan Jeffers (MIN - C)||413||169||292||221.5||24.5||438.0||+25.0|
|238||Yasiel Puig (RF) FA||400||111||415||238.8||69.0||376.0||-24.0|
|239||Renato Nunez (DET - 1B,3B,DH)||406||125||337||234.4||52.3||444.0||+38.0|
|240||Wilmer Flores (SF - 1B,2B,DH)||410||149||334||235.6||38.8||332.0||-78.0|
|241||Kevin Kiermaier (TB - CF)||415||162||284||227.5||34.3||538.0||+123.0|
|242||Elias Diaz (COL - C)||424||166||320||228.6||32.9||458.0||+34.0|
|243||J.P. Crawford (SEA - SS)||428||161||305||229.9||42.4||461.0||+33.0|
|244||Garrett Cooper (MIA - 1B,RF,DH)||404||154||307||233.1||39.0||410.0||+6.0|
|245||Shohei Ohtani (LAA - DH)||389||59||287||135.4||63.4|
|246||JaCoby Jones (DET - CF)||416||191||282||237.3||23.8||531.0||+115.0|
|247||Max Stassi (LAA - C) IL10||431||161||349||238.6||41.4||406.0||-25.0|
|248||Jacob Stallings (PIT - C)||427||184||304||233.3||24.9||462.0||+35.0|
|249||Mitch Moreland (OAK - 1B,DH)||432||183||288||246.5||31.3||463.0||+31.0|
|250||Pedro Severino (BAL - C,DH)||429||182||331||234.6||30.4||327.0||-102.0|
|251||Yandy Diaz (TB - 1B,3B)||434||180||306||241.7||33.1||535.0||+101.0|
|252||Kevin Pillar (NYM - CF,RF)||444||123||310||247.5||29.3||378.0||-66.0|
|253||Brendan Rodgers (COL - 2B,SS) IL10||438||159||324||247.5||27.3||402.0||-36.0||
Rodgers was the favorite for the second base job in Colorado and was having a blistering spring, slashing .348/.400/.652 in 10 games. But he suffered a hamstring strain and now is expected to miss a month. Rodgers is still a post-hype sleeper and he will be free in drafts at this point. As an upside bench piece with speed, he's worth a shot, but not as anything more.
|254||Harrison Bader (STL - CF) IL10||435||170||287||234.8||25.2||486.0||+51.0|
|255||Kurt Suzuki (LAA - C)||442||131||313||250.6||33.8||398.0||-44.0|
|256||Scott Kingery (PHI - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF) MiLB||450||172||308||248.5||34.4||393.0||-57.0|
|257||Luis Urias (MIL - 2B,3B,SS)||451||178||284||243.6||29.2||514.0||+63.0|
|258||Cedric Mullins II (BAL - CF)||459||187||328||251.6||38.3||468.0||+9.0|
|259||Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C)||476||169||322||257.1||38.8||497.0||+21.0|
|260||Nico Hoerner (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) MiLB||452||189||301||257.6||31.8||440.0||-12.0|
|261||Edwin Rios (LAD - 1B,3B)||454||173||385||266.3||46.4||429.0||-25.0|
|262||Khris Davis (TEX - DH) IL10||464||163||305||258.9||29.1||484.0||+20.0|
|263||Niko Goodrum (DET - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF)||448||199||290||246.7||19.8||455.0||+7.0|
|264||Josh Fuentes (COL - 1B,3B)||501||151||288||253.8||35.1||482.0||-19.0|
|265||Oscar Mercado (CLE - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||460||168||319||257.7||34.1||520.0||+60.0|
|266||Freddy Galvis (BAL - 2B,SS)||449||192||314||251.6||34.0||551.0||+102.0|
|267||Shogo Akiyama (CIN - LF,CF) IL10||466||196||291||255.6||27.0||494.0||+28.0|
|268||David Bote (CHC - 2B,3B)||489||180||307||255.8||29.5||488.0||-1.0|
|269||Nomar Mazara (DET - RF) IL10||482||173||370||274.1||38.8||553.0||+71.0|
|270||Martin Maldonado (HOU - C) IL10||477||156||342||263.2||37.0||414.0||-63.0|
|271||Rougned Odor (NYY - 2B)||480||178||353||268.5||45.2||419.0||-61.0|
|272||Taylor Trammell (SEA - CF,LF)||487||177||372||259.7||51.1||478.0||-9.0|
|273||Francisco Mejia (TB - C)||496||195||334||263.1||35.3||474.0||-22.0|
|274||Chance Sisco (BAL - C)||523||186||348||269.3||39.4||577.0||+54.0|
|275||Brandon Crawford (SF - SS)||506||194||304||268.5||26.1||470.0||-36.0|
|276||Yoshi Tsutsugo (TB - 1B,3B,DH,LF)||508||208||360||272.1||45.3||493.0||-15.0|
|277||Tyler Stephenson (CIN - C)||530||215||303||270.5||16.3||452.0||-78.0|
|278||Roberto Perez (CLE - C)||548||189||329||272.7||26.6||485.0||-63.0|
|279||Hanser Alberto (KC - 2B,3B)||491||141||361||270.3||54.8||473.0||-18.0|
|280||Victor Caratini (SD - C,1B,DH)||547||199||360||275.3||41.8||491.0||-56.0|
|281||Ji-Man Choi (TB - 1B) IL10||555||226||388||273.3||40.2||487.0||-68.0|
|282||Orlando Arcia (ATL - SS) MiLB||557||182||387||279.7||43.1||559.0||+2.0|
|283||Luis Garcia (WSH - 2B) MiLB||505||226||377||279.6||37.8||519.0||+14.0|
|284||Chad Pinder (OAK - 2B,3B,LF,RF) IL10||495||200||319||271.4||28.7||575.0||+80.0|
|285||Luis Torrens (SEA - C)||572||207||339||278.3||41.1||499.0||-73.0|
|286||DJ Stewart (BAL - LF,RF)||486||207||352||276.2||31.0||579.0||+93.0|
|287||Mike Zunino (TB - C)||516||196||350||277.8||47.5||584.0||+68.0|
|288||Jose Trevino (TEX - C)||561||208||324||270.2||29.8||556.0||-5.0|
|289||Michael Chavis (BOS - 1B,2B,LF) MiLB||492||226||382||282.6||42.3||528.0||+36.0|
|290||Dexter Fowler (LAA - CF,RF) IL60||534||154||337||280.6||37.4||609.0||+75.0|
|291||Michael A. Taylor (KC - LF,CF,RF)||503||212||314||270.6||23.1||506.0||+3.0|
|292||Joey Bart (SF - C) MiLB||517||180||341||283.3||33.8||415.0||-102.0|
|293||Jay Bruce (NYY - 1B,LF,RF,DH) RET||569||200||370||281.8||50.5||546.0||-23.0|
|294||Austin Barnes (LAD - C)||578||221||353||284.4||39.3||435.0||-143.0|
|295||Carter Kieboom (WSH - 3B,SS) MiLB||580||181||317||282.5||19.9||437.0||-143.0|
|296||Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH)||155||77||101||89.0||12.0||154.0||-1.0||
Depending on your league settings, Ohtani has the potential to be a dominant force in 2021. There has never been any doubt about his talent, and he looks fantastic in the spring, hitting home runs at will and pumping in high-90s fastballs when on the mound. He's been batting on days he pitches, and Joe Maddon has suggested that he's going to throw out the old rules that led to Ohtani's decreased playing time. If you can move him between hitter and pitcher on a daily basis, then move him up your board significantly. Even if not, he should provide plenty of value when healthy as either a hitter or a pitcher, so make sure he's on your radar as you move into the double-digit rounds.
|297||Bobby Witt Jr. (KC - SS) MiLB||538||174||438||292.0||59.9||345.0||-193.0|
|298||Ronald Guzman (TEX - 1B) IL10||539||170||363||292.7||42.0||636.0||+97.0|
|299||Matt Carpenter (STL - 2B,3B,DH)||588||191||310||279.8||26.6||511.0||-77.0|
|300||Mike Brosseau (TB - 1B,2B,3B)||577||232||395||292.7||40.5||412.0||-165.0|
|301||Tim Locastro (ARI - LF,CF,RF) DTD||676||153||325||283.2||31.8||502.0||-174.0|
|302||Asdrubal Cabrera (ARI - 1B,2B,3B,DH)||606||215||358||288.9||42.4||422.0||-184.0|
|303||Marwin Gonzalez (BOS - 1B,2B,3B,LF,RF)||639||228||343||295.9||27.3||417.0||-222.0|
|304||Sam Huff (TEX - C) IL10||537||220||369||295.6||44.0||443.0||-94.0|
|305||Roman Quinn (PHI - CF)||584||222||384||294.9||39.6||566.0||-18.0|
|306||Alex Avila (WSH - C)||574||227||364||283.0||50.4||815.0||+241.0|
|307||Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B,DH)||749||209||345||298.1||24.0||420.0||-329.0|
|308||Travis Shaw (MIL - 1B,3B)||650||200||325||292.4||32.0||594.0||-56.0|
|309||Jake Bauers (CLE - 1B,LF)||672||223||379||308.2||41.5||660.0||-12.0|
|310||Leury Garcia (CWS - 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF)||832||172||386||301.9||39.0||644.0||-188.0|
|311||Andrew Knizner (STL - C)||751||239||343||299.1||37.0||614.0||-137.0|
|312||Edward Olivares (KC - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||659||259||389||312.6||44.2||578.0||-81.0|
|313||Akil Baddoo (DET - CF)||566||208||484||350.0||99.3||529.0||-37.0|
|314||Mike Tauchman (NYY - LF,CF,RF)||585||160||436||334.4||63.0||611.0||+26.0|
|315||Daniel Vogelbach (MIL - 1B,DH)||753||191||403||317.3||39.1||673.0||-80.0|
|316||Lane Thomas (STL - CF,RF) MiLB||611||231||481||339.4||80.6||759.0||+148.0|
|317||Kyle Higashioka (NYY - C)||712||261||372||313.8||35.5||501.0||-211.0|
|318||Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) IL10||729||218||369||316.2||35.2||719.0||-10.0|
|319||Spencer Torkelson (DET - 1B,3B) MiLB||563||161||514||327.8||72.7||495.0||-68.0|
|320||Jason Castro (HOU - C)||640||234||389||310.7||39.7||589.0||-51.0|
|321||Rio Ruiz (BAL - 1B,2B,3B)||673||195||351||312.2||23.7||558.0||-115.0|
|322||Adam Haseley (PHI - LF,CF,RF) RST||826||199||377||321.9||36.4||721.0||-105.0|
|323||Adley Rutschman (BAL - C) MiLB||692||270||384||317.6||29.9||348.0||-344.0|
|324||Edwin Encarnacion (1B,DH) FA||649||236||373||319.1||37.2||629.0||-20.0|
|325||Brett Gardner (NYY - LF,CF)||815||287||399||322.4||30.8||492.0||-323.0|
|326||Stephen Vogt (ARI - C,LF)||581||229||397||321.3||45.8||787.0||+206.0|
|327||Adam Engel (CWS - CF,RF) IL10||694||202||369||310.4||37.4||734.0||+40.0|
|328||Isaac Paredes (DET - 3B) MiLB||674||257||440||332.5||57.8||588.0||-86.0|
|329||Aristides Aquino (CIN - LF,RF) IL10||643||212||384||328.1||45.9||624.0||-19.0|
|330||Jonah Heim (TEX - C)||691||254||359||305.8||35.3||710.0||+19.0|
|331||Andrew Stevenson (WSH - LF)||717||252||383||322.4||37.6||574.0||-143.0|
|332||Christin Stewart (DET - LF) MiLB||602||154||546||390.5||146.0||877.0||+275.0|
|333||Tomas Nido (NYM - C)||709||253||374||305.4||40.3||675.0||-34.0|
|334||Chad Wallach (MIA - C)||698||248||361||304.0||39.2||855.0||+157.0|
|335||William Contreras (ATL - C) MiLB||654||228||382||320.2||59.0||568.0||-86.0|
|336||Austin Romine (CHC - C)||623||233||358||313.7||32.1||679.0||+56.0|
|337||Jared Oliva (PIT - LF) MiLB||593||266||448||328.3||55.3||565.0||-28.0|
|338||Jeter Downs (BOS - SS) MiLB||790||276||502||351.7||77.8||563.0||-227.0|
|339||Anthony Alford (PIT - LF,CF)||870||278||384||326.4||30.7||625.0||-245.0|
|340||Curt Casali (SF - C)||714||242||369||319.1||37.0||707.0||-7.0|
|341||Yolmer Sanchez (ATL - 2B,3B) MiLB||704||250||463||339.2||70.1||750.0||+46.0|
|342||Austin Hedges (CLE - C)||625||235||394||330.7||44.3||772.0||+147.0|
|343||Isan Diaz (MIA - 2B) MiLB||760||243||458||341.2||54.5||711.0||-49.0|
|344||Eric Sogard (CHC - 2B,3B,RF)||724||258||475||348.2||76.8||832.0||+108.0|
|345||Jake Marisnick (CHC - CF)||684||240||390||323.0||53.7||851.0||+167.0|
|346||Michael Perez (PIT - C)||739||262||396||317.2||44.1|
|347||Manny Pina (MIL - C)||642||237||362||312.0||34.7||786.0||+144.0|
|348||Dee Strange-Gordon (MIL - 2B,LF) MiLB||829||276||535||364.4||99.4||524.0||-305.0|
|349||Dom Nunez (COL - C)||680||247||383||324.1||33.8||739.0||+59.0|
|350||Odubel Herrera (PHI - 2B,CF) MiLB||791||269||377||320.3||33.2||517.0||-274.0|
|351||Cole Tucker (PIT - SS,CF,RF) MiLB||723||252||452||355.8||59.7||752.0||+29.0|
|352||Chadwick Tromp (SF - C)||217||397||307.0||90.0|
|353||Julio Rodriguez (SEA - RF) MiLB||730||258||456||340.2||57.6||416.0||-314.0|
|354||Lewin Diaz (MIA - 1B) MiLB||688||256||539||364.9||77.5||713.0||+25.0|
|355||Andrew Knapp (PHI - C)||800||241||381||335.3||32.2||693.0||-107.0|
|356||Aramis Garcia (OAK - C)||821||271||401||323.5||48.3|
|357||Matt Beaty (LAD - 1B,3B,LF) MiLB||784||267||454||360.0||68.5|
|358||Danny Santana (BOS - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) MiLB||878||289||492||361.2||62.6||708.0||-170.0|
|359||Jake Lamb (CWS - 1B,3B)||738||260||509||368.3||76.5||570.0||-168.0|
|360||Tyler Flowers (C) FA||874||278||413||340.2||49.3|
|361||Brad Miller (PHI - 2B,3B,LF,DH)||865||249||381||335.8||27.7||676.0||-189.0|
|362||Abraham Toro (HOU - 3B,DH)||718||231||443||359.4||57.1||758.0||+40.0|
|363||Anderson Tejeda (TEX - 3B,SS) MiLB||732||292||462||355.1||60.6||653.0||-79.0|
|364||Kevin Plawecki (BOS - C)||793||265||378||334.8||36.2||726.0||-67.0|
|365||Nicky Lopez (KC - 2B,SS)||774||284||414||355.6||43.8||709.0||-65.0|
|366||Grayson Greiner (DET - C)||881||281||402||339.2||43.7|
|367||Jacob Nottingham (MIL - C) IL10||907||289||387||333.2||35.4||790.0||-117.0|
|368||Franklin Barreto (LAA - 2B) IL60||764||264||493||399.4||78.2||870.0||+106.0|
|369||Albert Almora Jr. (NYM - CF)||775||266||465||378.6||70.8||642.0||-133.0|
|370||Josh Reddick (ARI - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||934||296||404||336.3||43.1||763.0||-171.0|
|371||Billy Hamilton (CWS - CF,LF) IL10||889||296||489||363.0||89.2||651.0||-238.0|
|372||Jordan Luplow (CLE - CF,LF,RF)||598||220||356||332.7||24.7||873.0||+275.0|
|373||Todd Frazier (PIT - 1B,3B) MiLB||888||270||388||349.6||42.2||576.0||-312.0|
|374||Vidal Brujan (TB - 2B) MiLB||858||277||480||356.5||56.1||591.0||-267.0|
|375||Luis Guillorme (NYM - 2B,3B,SS)||823||272||474||389.8||75.2||627.0||-196.0|
|376||Phillip Evans (PIT - 3B)||833||274||472||371.8||70.1||852.0||+19.0|
|377||Heliot Ramos (SF - CF) MiLB||861||275||486||395.4||78.8||825.0||-36.0|
|378||Pablo Sandoval (ATL - 1B,3B,DH)||797||299||476||361.0||81.4||613.0||-184.0|
|379||Matt Wieters (C) FA||920||293||414||353.8||45.5|
|380||Jose Garcia (CIN - SS) MiLB||796||291||453||352.6||47.1||705.0||-91.0|
|381||Ryan Braun (LF,RF,DH) FA||962||294||434||375.3||53.2||745.0||-217.0|
|382||Aledmys Diaz (HOU - 1B,2B,3B)||786||268||417||358.2||43.9||720.0||-66.0|
|383||Brian Goodwin (PIT - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||908||281||444||369.5||58.4||789.0||-119.0|
|384||Josh Harrison (WSH - 2B,3B) DTD||773||279||419||355.7||41.2||657.0||-116.0|
|385||Miguel Andujar (NYY - 3B,LF) IL10||809||248||460||356.0||42.2||562.0||-247.0|
|386||Jesus Sanchez (MIA - RF) IL10||286||643||420.3||158.6||672.0|
|387||Reese McGuire (TOR - C) MiLB||938||304||414||355.0||41.9|
|388||Cameron Maybin (CHC - LF,RF) MiLB||836||291||522||387.6||80.8||658.0||-178.0|
|389||Nolan Jones (CLE - 3B) MiLB||931||247||562||404.2||95.0||606.0||-325.0|
|390||Harold Ramirez (CLE - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||765||294||503||391.0||68.3|
|391||Jake Cave (MIN - LF,CF,RF)||783||262||371||341.2||26.2||738.0||-45.0|
|392||Mike Freeman (CIN - 2B,3B,SS) MiLB||844||294||566||410.8||105.1|
|393||Dustin Fowler (PIT - CF)||930||296||400||345.5||38.0||824.0||-106.0|
|394||Jonathan Lucroy (C) FA||925||295||395||346.3||40.9|
|395||Cam Gallagher (KC - C)||927||298||398||341.7||41.8||800.0||-127.0|
|396||Royce Lewis (MIN - SS) MiLB||296||653||474.5||178.5||718.0|
|397||Mark Mathias (MIL - RF) IL60||884||302||589||405.7||130.0|
|398||Brent Rooker (MIN - RF) IL10||780||300||426||359.3||40.0||683.0||-97.0|
|399||Robinson Chirinos (NYY - C) MiLB||992||301||455||370.6||51.0||690.0||-302.0|
|400||Erik Gonzalez (PIT - 3B,SS)||828||273||416||348.9||30.7||654.0||-174.0|
|401||Triston Casas (BOS - 1B,3B) MiLB||302||690||496.0||194.0||861.0|
|402||Monte Harrison (MIA - CF,RF) MiLB||807||275||520||366.5||70.4||723.0||-84.0|
|403||Tim Lopes (MIL - LF,RF,DH) IL60||886||303||527||387.3||99.5|
|404||Zack Collins (CWS - C,DH)||936||303||412||355.8||39.1||598.0||-338.0|
|405||Trevor Larnach (MIN - RF) MiLB||304||585||421.0||119.4||691.0|
|406||Tyler Heineman (STL - C) MiLB||304||373||338.5||34.5|
|407||Tony Kemp (OAK - 2B,LF,CF)||696||251||364||339.7||18.2||762.0||+66.0|
|408||Jed Lowrie (OAK - 2B,DH)||819||285||421||379.0||40.8||816.0||-3.0|
|409||Lewis Brinson (MIA - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||822||297||397||358.0||30.3||650.0||-172.0|
|410||Jake Rogers (DET - C) MiLB||939||306||416||361.0||44.9|
|411||Alex Jackson (ATL - C)||912||313||439||352.2||44.8|
|412||Yoenis Cespedes (DH,LF) FA||941||307||483||387.4||58.2||773.0||-168.0|
|413||Brandon Marsh (LAA - CF,RF) MiLB||671||233||484||386.0||57.7||602.0||-69.0|
|414||Kyle Farmer (CIN - C,1B,2B,3B,SS)||950||312||441||381.4||45.1||769.0||-181.0|
|415||Jose Marmolejos (SEA - 1B,DH,LF)||708||268||461||374.2||56.2||793.0||+85.0|
|416||Keibert Ruiz (LAD - C) MiLB||957||313||405||368.0||33.8||756.0||-201.0|
|417||Nolan Gorman (STL - 3B) MiLB||317||395||356.0||39.0||822.0|
|418||Johan Camargo (ATL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF)||766||265||397||364.6||33.2||571.0||-195.0|
|419||Rene Rivera (CLE - C) MiLB||963||318||431||382.7||47.6|
|420||JJ Bleday (MIA - RF) MiLB||321||579||428.0||109.8||698.0|
|421||Ben Gamel (CLE - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||984||321||453||385.4||44.2||894.0||-90.0|
|422||Tony Wolters (CHC - C) DFA||964||321||432||362.7||49.4||686.0||-278.0|
|423||Willians Astudillo (MIN - C,1B,3B)||923||321||424||364.5||38.7||471.0||-452.0|
|424||Welington Castillo (WSH - C) MiLB||966||322||433||371.7||46.1|
|425||Taylor Ward (LAA - LF,RF) MiLB||695||246||466||402.8||49.9||733.0||+38.0|
|426||Greg Allen (NYY - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||1000||323||570||441.5||89.8|
|427||Jason Kipnis (2B) FA||959||323||536||414.0||78.3||667.0||-292.0|
|428||Bradley Zimmer (CLE - LF,CF) MiLB||869||310||447||386.6||44.0||740.0||-129.0|
|429||Kevan Smith (TB - C) MiLB||967||324||436||379.3||45.7|
|430||Josh Jung (TEX - 3B) MiLB||1046||325||509||435.2||71.7||612.0||-434.0|
|431||Mike Ford (NYY - 1B) MiLB||892||325||459||376.0||44.0||600.0||-292.0|
|432||Austin Allen (OAK - C) MiLB||972||326||442||382.3||47.4||828.0||-144.0|
|433||Oneil Cruz (PIT - SS) MiLB||956||327||578||426.8||93.7||671.0||-285.0|
|434||Pavin Smith (ARI - 1B,RF)||825||256||435||380.6||33.6||534.0||-291.0|
|435||Darin Ruf (SF - LF)||722||257||450||401.8||41.1||810.0||+88.0|
|436||Sam Haggerty (SEA - LF)||840||329||526||403.0||70.8||805.0||-35.0|
|437||Jose Briceno (COL - C) MiLB||978||329||444||393.3||47.9|
|438||Jaylin Davis (SF - RF) IL60||845||330||560||419.0||100.8|
|439||Joe Panik (TOR - 2B,3B,SS)||603||153||478||429.4||35.2||604.0||+1.0|
|440||Bobby Bradley (CLE - 1B,DH) MiLB||880||237||405||363.8||24.3||714.0||-166.0|
|441||Luis Campusano (SD - C)||678||238||425||381.0||28.3||597.0||-81.0|
|442||Pat Valaika (BAL - 1B,2B,SS) MiLB||801||270||417||377.0||31.8||582.0||-219.0|
|443||Jarren Duran (BOS - CF) MiLB||817||305||415||371.2||24.1||596.0||-221.0|
|444||Shed Long Jr. (SEA - 2B,LF) IL10||942||309||391||366.6||14.5||659.0||-283.0|
|445||Chas McCormick (HOU - LF)||831||310||410||375.4||26.7||813.0||-18.0|
|446||Derek Fisher (MIL - LF,RF) IL10||803||312||471||413.8||48.3|
|447||Daniel Johnson (CLE - RF) MiLB||827||312||442||377.3||34.5||725.0||-102.0|
|448||Drew Waters (ATL - LF,CF) MiLB||947||313||515||423.0||58.1||527.0||-420.0|
|449||Christian Arroyo (BOS - 2B,3B)||949||316||413||380.6||18.1||807.0||-142.0|
|450||Josh Van Meter (SD - SS)||961||332||467||409.3||56.8|
|451||Beau Taylor (CIN - C) MiLB||979||332||446||394.3||47.1|
|452||Meibrys Viloria (KC - C) MiLB||980||333||447||389.0||46.6|
|453||Sandy Leon (MIA - C) MiLB||983||336||450||395.8||40.8|
|454||Ehire Adrianza (ATL - 1B,2B,3B,SS,RF)||893||337||524||442.4||71.6||661.0||-232.0|
|455||Seth Beer (ARI - 1B,LF) MiLB||339||517||428.0||89.0||776.0|
|456||Chris Davis (BAL - 1B) IL60||985||340||548||433.8||72.8||615.0||-370.0|
|457||Seth Brown (OAK - 1B,LF)||918||340||473||401.2||57.7||791.0||-127.0|
|458||Ryan O'Hearn (KC - 1B) MiLB||905||340||456||394.2||49.4||847.0||-58.0|
|459||Jahmai Jones (BAL - 2B) MiLB||906||341||498||405.0||57.6||872.0||-34.0|
|460||Tyler Freeman (CLE - SS) MiLB||345||658||501.5||156.5||838.0|
|461||Delino DeShields (TEX - CF) MiLB||968||346||512||424.8||56.5||814.0||-154.0|
|462||Jarrod Dyson (KC - LF,CF,RF)||970||347||437||370.0||38.7|
|463||Yadiel Hernandez (WSH - DH,LF) MiLB||973||351||542||453.0||69.2|
|464||Jedd Gyorko (1B,3B) FA||974||352||438||389.8||27.9||737.0||-237.0|
|465||Jose Peraza (NYM - 2B,SS,LF) MiLB||975||353||622||472.0||112.0|
|466||Steven Souza Jr. (LAD - RF) MiLB||976||354||523||444.8||60.3|
|467||Yonathan Daza (COL - CF)||1005||354||470||401.3||49.7||888.0||-117.0|
|468||Jose Martinez (NYM - RF,DH) IL60||977||357||571||457.7||87.8||918.0||-59.0|
|469||Thairo Estrada (SF - 2B) MiLB||990||357||530||450.0||71.2|
|470||Josh Lowe (TB - 3B,CF) MiLB||357||375||366.0||9.0||722.0|
|471||Tyler Naquin (CIN - LF,RF)||981||361||448||403.3||35.6||837.0||-144.0|
|472||Jake Fraley (SEA - CF,RF) IL10||944||362||437||404.0||25.5||777.0||-167.0|
|473||Mallex Smith (NYM - CF,RF) MiLB||982||363||565||439.3||79.4||780.0||-202.0|
|474||Tyler Wade (NYY - 2B,SS,LF) MiLB||946||365||414||397.0||15.1||593.0||-353.0|
|475||Brock Holt (TEX - 1B,2B,3B,LF,RF)||1030||366||496||432.7||53.1||663.0||-367.0|
|476||Magneuris Sierra (MIA - CF)||948||367||468||422.0||37.8||765.0||-183.0|
|477||Yairo Munoz (BOS - 3B,SS,LF,RF) MiLB||951||370||533||447.3||60.0|
|478||Matt Kemp (LF,DH) FA||1009||372||472||438.3||46.9|
|479||Yusniel Diaz (BAL - CF,RF) MiLB||1010||373||475||408.0||39.7||795.0||-215.0|
|480||Sherten Apostel (TEX - 1B) MiLB||376||652||514.0||138.0||704.0|
|481||Daz Cameron (DET - RF) MiLB||953||376||519||446.5||53.2||784.0||-169.0|
|482||Jorge Mateo (SD - LF)||986||376||511||442.5||49.1||841.0||-145.0|
|483||Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B,3B)||1011||376||473||415.3||36.7||587.0||-424.0|
|484||Ryan McBroom (KC - 1B,RF) MiLB||954||378||471||435.8||37.5||788.0||-166.0|
|485||Shin-Soo Choo (LF,RF,DH) FA||381||699||535.0||130.0||510.0|
|486||Richie Martin (BAL - SS) MiLB||988||381||537||453.3||55.6|
|487||Daniel Murphy (1B) FA||382||526||454.0||72.0||620.0|
|488||Daniel Robertson (CF,LF,RF) FA||383||723||553.0||170.0||677.0|
|489||Brett Phillips (TB - CF,RF)||993||387||488||447.8||37.5|
|490||Khalil Lee (NYM - CF,RF) MiLB||391||627||509.0||118.0||854.0|
|491||Ka'ai Tom (OAK - CF,RF)||1013||393||477||447.7||38.7||860.0||-153.0|
|492||Chris Owings (COL - 2B,3B,SS,CF) IL60||1014||394||478||443.0||35.7||811.0||-203.0|
|493||Brandon Drury (NYM - 1B,2B,3B,LF,RF) MiLB||995||398||651||502.7||107.8|
|494||Steven Duggar (SF - LF,CF,RF)||996||399||557||467.3||56.9|
|495||Justin Williams (STL - RF)||1015||399||479||444.3||33.5||893.0||-122.0|
|496||Logan Morrison (1B,DH) FA||1003||400||499||444.5||40.4|
|497||Luis Rengifo (LAA - 2B,SS)||997||401||510||461.8||39.4||903.0||-94.0|
|498||Charlie Culberson (TEX - 1B,3B,LF,RF,SS)||1016||401||480||442.0||32.3|
|499||Bubba Starling (KC - CF,RF) MiLB||998||404||644||504.0||102.0|
|500||Scooter Gennett (2B) FA||999||406||700||523.0||127.3|
|501||Eli White (TEX - LF)||1017||406||481||449.7||31.8||839.0||-178.0|
|502||Phillip Ervin (ATL - LF,CF,RF) MiLB||1001||409||540||472.3||53.6|
|503||Zack Cozart (3B,SS) FA||1002||411||558||478.3||52.5|
|504||Greg Bird (COL - 1B) MiLB||1018||412||482||454.7||30.6||875.0||-143.0|
|505||Zach McKinstry (LAD - 2B,RF)||1019||413||483||458.3||32.1||864.0||-155.0|
|506||Travis Demeritte (ATL - RF) MiLB||1006||416||549||478.0||54.7|
|507||Austin Dean (STL - LF,RF)||1021||417||488||442.7||32.1|
|508||Logan Forsythe (1B,2B,3B,SS) FA||1022||420||545||483.3||51.0|
|509||Ildemaro Vargas (CHC - 2B,3B) MiLB||1023||421||501||469.3||34.7||915.0||-108.0|
|510||Danny Mendick (CWS - 2B,SS)||1034||422||497||454.3||31.5|
|511||Rylan Bannon (BAL - 3B) MiLB||1024||423||505||471.7||35.2|
|512||Gerardo Parra (WSH - 1B,CF,LF,RF) MiLB||1025||424||531||481.3||44.0|
|513||Matt Joyce (PHI - LF,RF,DH)||1026||430||490||465.7||25.8|
|514||Juan Lagares (LAA - CF) IL10||1027||431||491||469.7||27.4|
|515||Mickey Moniak (PHI - LF)||1028||432||521||482.0||37.2||706.0||-322.0|
|516||Edmundo Sosa (STL - 2B,SS)||1029||434||496||474.0||28.3||669.0||-360.0|
|517||Colton Welker (COL - 3B) MiLB||1031||438||500||477.3||27.9||794.0||-237.0|
|518||Andrew Young (ARI - 2B)||1032||439||507||480.3||29.6|
|519||Scott Heineman (CIN - CF) MiLB||1033||442||583||508.7||57.8|
|520||Matt Adams (COL - 1B,DH) MiLB||1035||450||518||488.7||28.5|
|521||Vimael Machin (OAK - 3B,SS)||1036||452||499||481.7||21.1|
|522||Rodolfo Castro (PIT - 2B,SS) MiLB||1037||454||629||527.7||74.1|
|523||Harold Castro (DET - 1B,2B,3B,CF,LF,RF)||1038||455||504||473.3||21.8|
|524||Neil Walker (1B,2B,3B) FA||1039||458||564||508.0||43.5|
|525||Bret Boswell (COL - 2B,3B,SS) MiLB||1040||470||603||525.3||56.5|
|526||Trayce Thompson (ARI - CF,LF,RF) MiLB||1041||472||709||562.3||104.6|
|527||Alex Blandino (CIN - 2B,3B) IL10||1042||474||524||501.0||20.6|
|528||Phil Gosselin (LAA - 1B,DH,LF,RF) MiLB||1043||476||639||540.7||70.7|
|529||Jace Peterson (MIL - 3B,LF,RF)||1044||477||615||533.3||59.1|
|530||Michael Reed (SF - LF,RF) MiLB||1045||480||714||568.0||104.0|
|531||Josh Palacios (TOR - CF,RF)||1047||482||561||518.3||32.6||882.0||-165.0|
|532||Wyatt Mathisen (ARI - 3B)||1048||483||534||509.3||20.9|
|533||Tim Beckham (CWS - 2B,3B,SS,LF) MiLB||1049||484||648||548.3||71.5|
|534||Stuart Fairchild (ARI - LF,CF) MiLB||1050||486||567||522.3||33.6|
|535||Braden Bishop (SEA - CF,LF,RF)||1051||487||577||526.3||37.6|
|536||Luis Barrera (OAK - CF) MiLB||1052||489||574||526.7||35.4|
|537||Lucius Fox (KC - SS) MiLB||1053||490||598||534.7||46.0|
|538||Jonathan Davis (TOR - CF,RF)||1054||491||518||505.0||11.0|
|539||Robel Garcia (HOU - 2B,LF) IL10||1055||492||520||506.7||11.5|
|540||John Nogowski (STL - 1B)||1056||493||538||516.7||18.4||700.0||-356.0|
|541||Jose Siri (HOU - CF) MiLB||1057||494||608||541.0||48.6|
|542||Keon Broxton (MIN - LF,CF) MiLB||1058||495||637||551.7||61.4|
|543||Matt Duffy (CHC - 2B,3B)||1059||496||569||529.0||30.2|