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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (NL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (33 of 41 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL - LF,CF,RF) 1 1.0
Acuna went 41/37 in homers/steals last season as a sophomore but the batting average is likely going to be 20-30 points below Trout and the homers may end up 10 behind. Most are taking Acuna first anyways because of the difference in steals and frankly, you can't go wrong with either.
2 Christian Yelich (MIL - LF,RF) 2 2.0
Although Trout and Acuna were both phenomenal last year, it was Yelich who finished as the #1 fantasy player in baseball. Despite missing 30 games, he still hit 44 homers with 30 steals and a .329 batting average. Don't be shocked if he goes 50/30 with a batting crown this year.
3 Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,CF,RF) 3 3.0
After his ridiculous start in April, Bellinger cooled off for sure, but still played at a 43 HR, 102 RBI, 116 R, 13 SB, .274 pace. He doesn't come with the risk some are suggesting as let's remember, he was still just 23 years old in his down season of 2018. You can draft him in the top-five with confidence but behind Trout, Acuna and Betts.
4 Mookie Betts (LAD - CF,RF) 4 4.0
Mookie's batting average dipped 50 points from the year prior and he stole 14 fewer bases despite an extra 15 games played. With that said, his 2018 performance shows he has the upside to finish as the #1 fantasy player. As it is, the choice at #4 and #5 is between he and his teammate, Cody Bellinger.
5 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 5 6.0 +1.0
There are four first-round worthy shortstops this year and among them, Story may be the top bet. He now has 35+ homers 20+ steals and a batting average above .290 in two consecutive seasons. After Bellinger is off the board, you could make a case for Story at pick #6 overall.
6 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 6 8.0 +2.0
Turner has struggled to stay healthy thus far but when he is on the field, there may be no better fantasy asset. He has the upside to hit 25 homers with 50 steals and a .300 batting average. There is virtually no chance he drops into the second round so grab him while you can.
7 Nolan Arenado (COL - 3B) 8 7.0 -1.0
Arenado won't steal any bases, but besides Trout, this is the most consistent and reliable bat in the majors. If he doesn't get traded, he is a virtual lock to again finish among the top 10 fantasy hitters and you just may be able to snag him at the end of the first round.
8 Juan Soto (WSH - LF) 9 9.0
It seemed impossible that Soto could be even better than his rookie year but that is just what we got with 34 homers, 110 RBIs, 110 runs and a .282 batting average to go with 12 steals. Considering how young he is, we may see even more in 2020 which would make his second round ADP a steal.
9 Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B) 11 12.0 +1.0
Freeman might not be the most exciting second round pick, but the floor over the past four years has been a .300 hitter with 90+ runs, 90+ RBIs and 25 homers. Last season he was at 113 runs, 38 HRs and 121 RBIs so it isn't like his ceiling is too bad either.
10 Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD - SS) 13 13.0
Tatis was sensational in his half of season with 22 homers, 16 steals and a .317 batting average but every underlying metric available to us screams significant regression. He is a strong source of power and speed but expect the BA to plummet.
11 Bryce Harper (PHI - RF) 14 14.0
Unlike Aaron Judge, who is also going at the end of the second round, Harper has only missed 8 games in the last two seasons. He might not have as much power or the reliable batting average, but there is something to be said for health and the extra 10 steals.
12 Starling Marte (ARI - CF) 15 18.0 +3.0
By now, you should know that although Marte isn't one of the game's most well known stars, he is a solid bet to return 25 homers, 100 runs scored and 30 steals with a strong batting average if he can stay healthy fo the full season. He doesn't have much upside for the third round ADP, though.
13 Javier Baez (CHC - SS) 17 19.0 +2.0
The shortstop position is so loaded that Baez' 29 homers, 11 steals and .281 batting average didn't even get him into the top 12 at the position last year. He is still well worth a third or fourth round pick, however, because the bat and speed are both reliable.
14 Charlie Blackmon (COL - CF,RF) 19 22.0 +3.0
Blackmon had a rough spot in the season but still finished with 30+ homers, 110+ runs and a batting average north of .310. He is getting older and only stole 2 bags compared to the 43 fantasy owners got in 2015, but this still a great bat in the late third round.
15 Pete Alonso (NYM - 1B) 20 17.0 -3.0
It feels odd that a rookie can hit 53 homers with 120 RBIs then end up draft towards the end of the third round but that's exactly what we have here. 60 homrs is a real possibility but then again, so are 35 homers with a .235 batting average, similar to the disappointment fantasy owners had with Hoskins last season.
16 Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) 21 23.0 +2.0
Albies was remarkable last year with a .295 batting average to go with 24 homers, 15 steals and over 100 runs. He did all of that as a 22-year-old so you'd have to think there is room for even more growth in 2020. He is well worth a fourth-round pick at this point.
17 Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS,OF) 23 24.0 +1.0
There is no one who will deny the likelihood that Marte's .329 batting average drops this year but we are still talking about a kid who hit 32 homers with 10 steals last year. As we've seen with Jose Ramirez and J.D. Martinez, these breakout stars can sometimes even further improve.
18 Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B) 25 34.0 +9.0
We've never seen Rizzo hit 35 homers or bat .300 but his production has been so steady that fantasy owners can be certain they'll get 25 homers with 80+ runs, 90+ RBIs and a batting average north of .275. That makes him a worthwhile 4th or 5th round pick.
19 Keston Hiura (MIL - 2B) 26 28.0 +2.0
In his first year with the big league club, Hiura was every bit as good as advertised, going for 19 homers, 9 steals and a .303 BA in just half a season. We could very well see him among the top three in the position by year's end, but he isn't quite as safe as any of the options above him.
20 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,LF,RF) 27 26.0 -1.0
Bryant is an excellent player, of course, but his fourth round ADP is a classic case of the name driving the price. He should hit .275 with 30 homers if he stays healthy, but you can find that out of Eddie Rosario and several others a few rounds later.
21 Manny Machado (SD - 3B,SS) 28 33.0 +5.0
Machado now has five consecutive seasons with 30+ homers, 80+ runs and 80+ RBIs. Yes, he struggled last year in batting average but this is a durable player with a great floor and Round 1 upside should he decide to steal 15 bags again like we've seen a few times.
22 Paul Goldschmidt (STL - 1B) 29 35.0 +6.0
Goldschmidt's batting average may have dipped thanks to a slow start but he finished with 30+ homers for the third consecutive season and very nearly went for 100 runs and 100 RBIs. More than likely, that batting average will end up north of .280 again too which would make him a steal at the end of the fifth round.
23 Jonathan Villar (MIA - 2B,SS) 33 29.0 -4.0
Villar is moving from a great hitter's park to one of the worst but we are still talking about someone who went 24/40 homers/steals with 111 runs and a .273 batting average. There is some risk, as we saw in the 2017 disappointment
24 Tommy Pham (SD - LF,CF,DH) 34 42.0 +8.0
Pham may not be the biggest name in baseball but by now, we should know he is going to give fantasy owners 20 homers, 20 steals and a strong batting average with loads of runs. He offers similar expectations to Austin Meadows but four rounds later.
25 Marcell Ozuna (ATL - LF) 37 51.0 +14.0
Ozuna had a down year thanks to some injuries he played through, but this is still a bat that should hit 35 homers with 100 RBIs in Atlanta's lineup if he can stay healthy throughout the year. In fact, last year he even stole a dozen bases despite missing 30 games.
26 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 38 39.0 +1.0
This is your reminder that Suarez hit 49 home runs last season. He, of course, ended up with 100+ RBIs for the second straight season too, and his batting average won't even kill you. The fact that you can get him a round or two after Kris Bryant is absolute gold.
27 Victor Robles (WSH - CF,RF) 39 40.0 +1.0
Robles did not help from a batting average standpoint but he is still young enough that progress can be expected. Where he did help, however, was on the basepaths with nearly 30 steals to go with 86 runs. He has sufficient power and should grow into more so his seventh-round ADP seems perfect.
28 J.T. Realmuto (PHI - C) 40 31.0 -9.0
Realmuto didn't quite live up to the lofty expectations last year but still managed to finish as the top catcher in fantasy baseball. He is a near-lock to again lead the position in steals and runs while providing 20+ homers, 75+ RBI and a solid batting average. His ceiling might not be as high as Gary Sanchez, but you know you are drafting a sure-fire top 100 player with Realmuto.
29 Josh Bell (PIT - 1B) 42 43.0 +1.0
Bell slowed down a ton after the break but was so terrific to start the season that he still finished with 37 homers, 116 RBIs and a .277 batting average. There is potential for more, but considering how he ended the year, perhaps a little risk as well for the price tag.
30 Nick Castellanos (CIN - LF,RF) 43 48.0 +5.0
Castellanos hit 25+ homers with a .290 BA again last season, and this year he'll get a sizeable ballpark factor upgrade so those numbers could both take another jump. No, he won't steal bases, but he is durable so you can bet the runs and RBIs will total 160+ for the fourth straight season.
31 Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B) 45 38.0 -7.0
Muncy now has 70 homers over the last two seasons and while fantasy owners know he won't be a source of help in the batting average department, he still managed 100+ runs because of the 90 walks. Multi-position eligibility certainly doesn't hurt either.
32 Jeff McNeil (NYM - 2B,3B,LF,RF) 46 45.0 -1.0
There were many skeptics after McNeil's strong rookie performance but it now clear that he is a hitter through and through. He'll again compete for the batting crown and seems likely to his 20+ homers once agin for the Mets this season.
33 Mike Moustakas (CIN - 2B,3B) 48 50.0 +2.0
Moustakas is a virtual lock to hit 30+ homers with 80+ RBIs but he doesn't steal any bags and with the power will likely come a sub-optimal batting average. You could do worse in the 9th round, however, because at the very least, he is a reliable three-category contributor.
34 Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B,LF) 52 55.0 +3.0
Hoskins' BA luck caught up to him and that BA dipped to .226. His power remained about the same rather than jumping to a new level like many seemed to be anticipating. He does still have upside for more but the floor, as we've seen, is a non-top 25 first basemen.
35 Michael Conforto (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 51 56.0 +5.0
It is clear at this point that Conforto won't be a source of useful batting average or steals, but he crushes in the other three categories, hitting 33 homers with 90+ RBIs and runs scored last season. That is a quality stat-line around round nine.
36 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 2B,3B,SS) 56 54.0 -2.0
Escobar had a heck of a breakout season, driving in 118 RBIs thanks to 35 homers. The batting average will never be great but he certainly won't hurt you in that category. What's more, is that he'll qualify for 2B and 3B so that you can slide him around during the week.
37 Corey Seager (LAD - SS) 57 65.0 +8.0
Seager is a far cry from being an MVP candidate as a rookie, but his batting average won't kill you and he'll hit around 20-25 homers with 80+ RBIs and runs. If he is traded to Boston, he'd likely see a jump in every offensive statistic.
38 David Dahl (COL - LF,CF,RF) 58 68.0 +10.0
Dahl has always had trouble staying healthy even while he is was in the minors but while he is on the field, you know you'll get strong production. Think of him in the same light as Michael Brantley, who should bat around .300 with about 20 homers and a handful of steals.
39 Kyle Schwarber (CHC - LF) 61 69.0 +8.0
There has been some hype fatigue on Schwarber so you can now get him in the 13th round even though he jacked 38 homers with 92 RBIs last season. In fact, the batting average even leaped up to .250 and is projected to remain there for the 2020 season.
40 Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) 66 85.0 +19.0
If you get into the 14th round and need either steals or batting average, Cain will make for an excellent investment. He should again steal 15-20 bags and you can expect the batting average to jump back up closer to that .300 mark he sat at for 4 of the past 6 seasons.
41 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 65 81.0 +16.0
Rosario is still young enough that he may still improve upon his 15 homers, 19 steals and .287 batting average that fantasy owners received from him last year. His ceiling is nowhere near some of the top shortstops, but he will contribute in all five categories.
42 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 69 71.0 +2.0
Turner has quietly been one of the better pure hitters in baseball over the last few seasons. The problem is that he consistently misses 30 to 50 games. If we finally get a full season, that .310 batting average with 30+ homers and 90+ runs would look great in the 12th round.
43 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 73 53.0 -20.0
Contreras is no doubt one of the best hitting catchers in baseball, with a .270+ average in three of four seasons, but his upside is capped by the fact that Chicago also has Caratini and is certain to get him 200+ PAs. Even so, Contreras should have no trouble reaching 20 HRs, 50 R and 60 RBIs once again.
44 Bryan Reynolds (PIT - LF,CF,RF) 74 83.0 +9.0
Reynolds was an excellent surprise last year as a rookie, batting .316 with 16 homers and 83 runs despite being down in the minors for the first month of the season. There is some risk in drafting him but more than likely, this is a solid source of batting average in the middle of your draft.
45 Adam Eaton (WSH - LF,RF) 79 97.0 +18.0
Eaton missed a lot of time in 2017 and 2018 but has played three complete seasons in the last five years and gave fantasy owners 15/15, .280 with 90+ runs in all of them. With his ADP still sitting outside the top 200, he makes for an excellent fifth fantasy outfielder.
46 Paul DeJong (STL - SS) 76 89.0 +13.0
Although DeJong hit so poorly at the end of the season, he has no chance of losing playing time because he is so great in the field. Even with his rough stretch to close things, DeJong finished with 30 homers and 97 runs. He is expected to do much of the same this year.
47 Jean Segura (PHI - SS) 77 94.0 +17.0
Gone are the days where Segura will steal 20 or even 30 bases but he is a near-lock for double-digit homers and steals to go with an average that should again hover around .300. His ceiling falls short of many other shortstops in fantasy but the floor is terrific.
48 Tommy Edman (STL - 2B,3B,SS,RF) 81 66.0 -15.0
 
49 Gavin Lux (LAD - 2B,SS) 83 74.0 -9.0
There is a chance Lux is dealt to Boston but it seems most likely that he'll stay. If he does, the most likely fantasy outcome is a Daniel Murphy-lite from day one but with upside for more. He hit .347 with 26 homers last year in just 113 minor league games.
50 Andrew McCutchen (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 87 113.0 +26.0
For the first time since 2009, McCutchen played fewer than 145 games. Yes, he is coming off a major injury but he is expected to be back for opening day so you should rely on him for 20 homers, 10 steals and a decent batting average as he always seems to provide.
51 Didi Gregorius (PHI - SS) 84 95.0 +11.0
Didi only ended up playing half the season but in that time he continued his torrid home run pace with 16 of them. The batting average dropped and his ballpark change should have a negative impact but this is still a 25-homer shortstop in the middle of your drafts.
52 J.D. Davis (NYM - 3B,LF) 89 78.0 -11.0
If you are looking for this year's breakout player, Davis might just be your guy. He finished the season on an absolute terror once the Mets finally implanted him in the everyday lineup. What's more, is that the underlying metrics suggest it should have been even better.
53 Christian Walker (ARI - 1B) 92 96.0 +4.0
Walker finished as a top 15 first basemen with a near-identical stat-line to Paul Goldschmidt. He slowed down in the second half and the batting average won't be useful but unless Seth Beer forces Arizona's hand, Walker should again get 25+ homers for fantasy owners this year.
54 Scott Kingery (PHI - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF) 93 86.0 -7.0
Kingery slowed down after his blazing start but still finished with 19 homers and 15 steals in just 126 games. With a full season likely ahead of him and multi-position eligibility, this may end up being one of the steals of the draft when he goes 25/20 with a .260 average.
55 David Peralta (ARI - LF) 96 115.0 +19.0
Peralta missed 70 games last year but still hit 12 homers with 57 RBIs and a strong batting average. If he can stay healthy the full year, fantasy owners may see a return to that great 2018 line of 30 homers, 87 RBIs and a .293 batting average. In round 20, he's an absolute steal.
56 Avisail Garcia (MIL - CF,RF,DH) 97 106.0 +9.0
If you are scrambling to find a useful late-round outfielder, look no further. Garcia has an excellent bat, hiting 20 homers with a .282 batting average and incredible statcast data in just 125 games last year. The sizeable ballpark upgrade could drive that to 30, .290 this season and his price is the 21st round.
57 Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B) 101 108.0 +7.0
Since Hosmer went to San Diego, his batting average hasn't been anywhere near as reliable as it once was. The power is still in the 20 homer per season range but his primary calling card is the durability that affords fantasy owners 90+ RBIs per season and plenty of runs.
58 Wilson Ramos (NYM - C) 100 77.0 -23.0
Since 2016, Ramos has batted a superb .294 and averages 16 homers per season with 64 RBIs. He doesn't possess the upside of a Contreras, Sanchez or Garver but in terms of consistency, he is as solid as you'll find. Ramos ends the tier of players you rely on to finish among the top ten catchers.
59 Will Smith (LAD - C) 103 75.0 -28.0
Smith was among the biggest surprises last season, knocking 15 homers and 42 RBIs in just 170 at-bats. That's a full-season pace of 40 homers and a 120 RBIs. Granted, that won't happen, but the upside is clearly there for a special season. You'll have to decide if the hefty ADP is worth the risk.
60 Kevin Newman (PIT - 2B,SS) 104 100.0 -4.0
Newman was expected to hit for average with 15-20 steals but just because he accomplished it as a rookie doesn't mean we can quite expect that performance in 2020. Rather, his MLB season was actually better than anything he ever did in the minors.
61 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B) 106 93.0 -13.0
McMahon didn't play every day as some expected but he still managed 24 homers. With more playing time this year, that could spike to 30+ and his .250 BA is likely to improve as well considering his aptitude in that department throughout the minors.
62 Ryan Braun (MIL - LF) 111 128.0 +17.0
Braun doesn't have 500 at-bats in any of the last three seasons and isn't likely to reach that figure in 2020 but he still provides 20 homers, double-digit steals and a useful batting average year in and year out. His ADP is unbelievably outside the top 300 this season.
63 Daniel Murphy (COL - 1B,2B) 109 121.0 +12.0
Murphy didn't do all that much either of the last two seasons with just 12 and 13 homers plus 90 missed games combined, but his batting average has still be reliably good. If he can manage to stay healthy, .315 and 20 HRs is not out of the question.
64 Joey Votto (CIN - 1B) 110 111.0 +1.0
It has now been two seasons since Votto has displayed any power, and his batting average has dropped quite a bit each of the last two years. He might not be helpful in fantasy whatsoever, but there is, of course, a chance that he bounces back to become a top 12 first basemen once again.
65 Kolten Wong (STL - 2B) 112 107.0 -5.0
Don't look now, but Wong was actually great last year, hitting .285 with 24 steals and a dozen homers. While he hasn't exactly been consistent in his career, repeating those type of numbers would make him a downright steal late in drafts.
66 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 113 132.0 +19.0
Swanson's statcast metrics were shockingly good so even though he broke out to a clip of 17 homers and 10 steals in just 127 games, there could be more under the surface that fantasy owners end up with this year from the Braves' shortstop.
67 Nick Senzel (CIN - 2B,CF) 114 114.0
Senzel was expected to be an immediate five-category contributor but has run into some injury issues then struggled with a .256 batting average. The upside is still there but compared to others being drafted in the 15th round, he comes with more risk.
68 Joc Pederson (LAD - 1B,LF,RF) 118 112.0 -6.0
Joc has always had power but last year he kicked it up a notch, reaching 36 bombs in just 450 at-bats. He is one to monitor in the upcoming weeks as his playing time could spike if the Dodgers deal him to Boston in the possible Mookie Betts deal.
69 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF) 117 104.0 -13.0
 
70 A.J. Pollock (LAD - LF,CF) 128 147.0 +19.0
Pollock hasn't reached 450 at-bats in any of the past four seasons but while he is on the field, fantasy owners are still getting both power and speed. Should he finally stay healthy for the full year, 25 homers and 15 steals is a realistic possibility.
71 Aristides Aquino (CIN - RF) 122 109.0 -13.0
Aquino came out of the gate absolutely blazing but came to a screeching halt. Even so, he finished the year with 19 homers and 7 steals in just 56 games played. His ceiling is obviously immense but if he doesn't hit from the start, he may end up back in the minors before long.
72 Garrett Hampson (COL - 2B,SS,CF) 121 92.0 -29.0
Hampson was everyone's favorite late-round sleeper last year but the Rockies fiddled around with their lineup and he was only given 299 at-bats. In that time, he showed some power and great speed, but that batting average struggled. Unless they trade Arenado, he might struggle for playing time again.
73 Starlin Castro (WSH - 2B,3B) 130 117.0 -13.0
Castro was a total afterthought for most of the season but he finished on such a strong note that he ended up with 22 homers, a .270 batting average and 86 RBIs in Miami's crummy lineup. Now that he is in Washington, 100 RBIs is a realistic goal.
74 Wil Myers (SD - 1B,3B,LF,CF) 132 148.0 +16.0
The 29-year-old Myers has been disappointing each of the last two seasons but let's not forget that he is not far removed from 58 HRs and 48 SBs in two seasons combined. The average will never be there but the power/speed combo is worth a late-round gamble.
75 Gregory Polanco (PIT - RF) 139 155.0 +16.0
 
76 Corey Dickerson (MIA - LF) 134 161.0 +27.0
 
77 Shogo Akiyama (CIN - LF,CF) 133 134.0 +1.0
 
78 Carson Kelly (ARI - C) 143 99.0 -44.0
Kelly was on a roll last season before his injury but still managed to power up for 18 homers in just 314 at-bats. The batting average may end up below .240 but with a full season, 30 homers isn't out of the question for the youngster.
79 Mike Yastrzemski (SF - LF,RF) 141 150.0 +9.0
 
80 Omar Narvaez (MIL - C,DH) 152 103.0 -49.0
Narvaez was exceptional last year in a breakout campaign with 22 bombs and a .278 average. While he may be due for some regression, moving from Seattle's pitcher park to Milwaukee's hitter park and a much stronger lineup could help him have another very useful offensive season.
81 Trent Grisham (SD - LF,CF,RF) 145 152.0 +7.0
 
82 Jorge Alfaro (MIA - C) 150 118.0 -32.0
Alfaro slowed down a bit at the end of the season but still finished with 18 homers and a .262 batting average. The youngster has some speed as well and that bat should continue to improve in just his third full season in the bigs this year.
83 Yadier Molina (STL - C) 151 110.0 -41.0
Yadi isn't likely to knock 20 homers again at this point in his career, but he is a safe source of batting average and also provides a handful of steals every year as well. While he is healthy, batting in the middle of the lineup should provide plenty of RBIs and runs for fantasy owners too.
84 Robinson Cano (NYM - 2B) 154 164.0 +10.0
Cano may be old and coming off a rough season, but he missed 55 games again and had some rough BA luck. He is a prime bounceback candidate who could jump to 20 homers, .280 at the plate and you can grab him in the last few rounds.
85 Sam Hilliard (COL - CF,RF) 146 163.0 +17.0
 
86 Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 160 172.0 +12.0
 
87 Austin Riley (ATL - 3B,LF) 168 151.0 -17.0
Riley has impressive power without question, hitting 18 homers in just half a season but the batting average will kill fantasy owners if he doesn't cut down on the strikeouts. Still, you could do worse than a lottery ticket in the last rounds.
88 Dylan Carlson (STL - CF,RF) NRI 166 146.0 -20.0
 
89 Kole Calhoun (ARI - RF) 169 138.0 -31.0
 
90 Mauricio Dubon (SF - 2B,SS) 153 179.0 +26.0
 
91 Justin Smoak (MIL - 1B,DH) 159 209.0 +50.0
Smoak batted just .208 but underlying metrics suggest he may have been the most unlucky hitter in all of baseball. Expect .240 at least this year with another 25+ homers in Milwaukee.
92 Buster Posey (SF - C) 158 124.0 -34.0
We've seen Posey's power numbers slowly drop over each of the last four seasons but last year the batting average finally plummeted too. There isn't much upside here but at the very least, you know he will play almost every day.
93 Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,LF) 188 247.0 +59.0
Belt's batting average is not likely to jump back up to the .275 mark we grew used to seeing earlier in his career but there is something to be said for 15+ homers every year and all the runs that come with his high OBP.
94 Jesus Aguilar (MIA - 1B) 170 216.0 +46.0
Aguilar had a rough 2019 but was only given 314 at-bats. Now that he is with Miami, we can expect him to play near every game and if he does, those 35 homers fantasy owners saw in 2018 may return.
95 Ian Happ (CHC - 2B,3B,LF,CF) 173 143.0 -30.0
It wasn't long ago that Happ was being drafted within the first 10 rounds because of his power/speed combo. Playing time needs to come back and the BA is an issue but he has upside worth monitoring.
96 Nick Ahmed (ARI - SS) 181 192.0 +11.0
Prior to the last year, Ahmed was merely a fringe starter who might bop 15 homers, but was going to kill your batting average and not accomplish much else. He kicked it up in 2019, though to 19 homers, 82 RBIs and 79 runs with a batting average north of .250. If that all returns, he'll be a nice late round value.
97 Matt Carpenter (STL - 3B) 177 169.0 -8.0
Carpenter was a major disappointment in 2019 for fantasy owners but let's not forget that he was an MVP candidate just 18 months ago. There is a chance he gets healthy all season and posts another 30+ homers with 100+ runs for fantasy owners.
98 Francisco Mejia (SD - C) 232 145.0 -87.0
Mejia was a bit of a fantasy disappointment last year but that is often the case with young catchers. He should end up with much more than 226 at-bats this time around and if he does, you can expect 15+ homers to go with a useful batting average.
99 Jon Berti (MIA - 2B,3B,SS,CF) 183 129.0 -54.0
Berti was never much of a prospect and is actually already 29 years old. He won't ever hit for power, but 25+ steals with a solid batting average and perhaps even 85 or 90 runs is a legitimate possibility. Plus, he plays most positions and has limited competition for playing time.
100 Travis d'Arnaud (ATL - C,1B) 205 127.0 -78.0
d'Arnaud is not likely to help with batting average but as long as he can manage to stay healthy, fantasy owners can again expect 15+ homers with 60+ RBIs in this potent Atlanta offense.
101 Mark Payton (CIN - LF,CF) 251    
 
102 Howie Kendrick (WSH - 1B,2B,3B) 194 167.0 -27.0
At-bat for at-bat, Kendrick was one of the best hitters in the MLB last season despite his old age. He somehow went from a 4 home run hitter to 17 bombs with a .344 batting average. It is hard to tell if it will stick around for a full year but he is well worth a late-round investment.
103 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM - LF,CF) 198 170.0 -28.0
 
104 Jesse Winker (CIN - LF,CF,RF) 192 242.0 +50.0
 
105 Jurickson Profar (SD - 2B,SS,LF) 193 196.0 +3.0
Profar may have batted .218 but he is still young enough that we can expect some improvement. Even if we don't get it, he is strong enough in the other four categories that you can use a late-round pick on him knowing you'll get steady production.
106 Nick Markakis (ATL - LF,RF) 201 195.0 -6.0
 
107 Carter Kieboom (WSH - SS) 190 165.0 -25.0
While Kieboom may not be the phenom Gavin Lux is considered to be, this is still a very polished young bat who went .303/.409/.493 in Triple-A last season. Much like Andrew Benintendi, though, he should be more useful in real-life than the bigs where his advanced eye is Kieboom's top calling card.
108 Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF) 224 205.0 -19.0
 
109 Adam Frazier (PIT - 2B) 208 213.0 +5.0
 
110 Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) 195 244.0 +49.0
 
111 Wyatt Mathisen (ARI - 2B,3B) MiLB 253    
 
112 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 242 189.0 -53.0
Longoria is nowhere near the 2016 version fantasy owners got with 36 homers and a solid average but the 20-25 homer power is still there if he can stay on the field all season.
113 Ian Desmond (COL - 1B,LF,CF) 221 267.0 +46.0
Desmond's batting average has dipped the past few seasons and his 20 steal speed has essentially disappeared but we are still talking about a near-everyday player in Coors who is likely to his 20 homers again.
114 Luis Urias (MIL - 2B,SS) 231 197.0 -34.0
Urias only batted .219 in his anticipated rookie campaign but it was a small sample size so we shouldn't quite give up on him yet. Rather, this is someone worth putting on waiver-wire speed-dial following drafts in case he starts to break out.
115 Harrison Bader (STL - CF) 254 243.0 -11.0
 
116 Kurt Suzuki (WSH - C) 217 162.0 -55.0
Suzuki's bat took off last year with 17 homers, 63 RBIs and a .264 BA in just 280 at-bats. It seems likely that Gomes will take more of a back seat this year which would make Suzuki a plenty useful offensive catcher for fantasy owners.
117 Alex Dickerson (SF - LF) 225 326.0 +101.0
 
118 Eric Thames (WSH - 1B,RF) 203 181.0 -22.0
Thames probably won't play every day for Washington but even with just 396 at-bats last year, he managed 25 homers, 67 runs and 61 RBIs. Fantasy owners would love that production repeated out of a last round pick.
119 Tyler O'Neill (STL - LF,RF) 250 219.0 -31.0
 
120 Colin Moran (PIT - 2B,3B) 199 308.0 +109.0
 
121 Hunter Pence (SF - LF,RF,DH) 273 325.0 +52.0
 
122 Cristian Pache (ATL - CF) MiLB 352 238.0 -114.0
 
123 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) 236 223.0 -13.0
 
124 Garrett Cooper (MIA - 1B,LF,RF) 229 228.0 -1.0
Cooper has a solid bat that could again bat .280 with 20+ homers if he plays a full season in the middle of Miami's lineup. There isn't a ton of upside, however, and there is risk he would lose his job if he doesn't start well.
125 Jake Lamb (ARI - 1B,3B) 244 250.0 +6.0
 
126 Wilmer Flores (SF - 1B,2B) 248 297.0 +49.0
Flores finally signed and with Scooter Gennett out of San Francisco, Flores has a solid path to consistent playing time for the first time in years. This reliable bat is a solid late-round investment.
127 Steven Souza Jr. (CHC - RF) 330 315.0 -15.0
 
128 Harold Ramirez (MIA - LF,CF,RF) 356    
 
129 Franchy Cordero (SD - LF,CF) 246 260.0 +14.0
 
130 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 235 207.0 -28.0
Taylor's at-bats dropped 200 last season but he was every bit as efficient as we've seen. 20 homers, 15 steals and a quality batting average is within reach to go with his multi-position eligibility.
131 Johan Camargo (ATL - 3B,SS,LF,RF) 305 316.0 +11.0
 
132 Brian Dozier (SD - 2B) NRI 237 231.0 -6.0
Dozier has now hit 20+ homers in six straight seasons and he did it last year despite missing nearly 30 games. Yes, the batting average will be rough but he is also a source of RBIs and runs too.
133 Brendan Rodgers (COL - 2B,SS) 261 278.0 +17.0
Rodgers hasn't shown it at the big league level yet but there is a reason he has been a top 20 prospect for four straight years. His bat should provide a strong batting average with sufficient power but that won't happen until the Rockies finally give him some playing time.
134 Freddy Galvis (CIN - 2B,SS) 243 191.0 -52.0
Galvis is quietly one of the most consistent offensive shortstops. His upside is limited, of course, but you can count on him for 20 homers, 65 runs, 65 RBIs and a decent average.
135 Dexter Fowler (STL - CF,RF) 247 303.0 +56.0
 
136 Asdrubal Cabrera (WSH - 2B,3B,SS) 258 202.0 -56.0
Cabrera never feels exciting to draft but there is much to be said for someone who you can count on for 15 homers, 80 RBIs, 65 runs and a batting average that won't kill you late in drafts.
137 Isan Diaz (MIA - 2B) 260 311.0 +51.0
 
138 Jarrod Dyson (PIT - LF,CF,RF) 262 206.0 -56.0
 
139 Cole Tucker (PIT - SS) MiLB 340 346.0 +6.0
 
140 Miguel Rojas (MIA - SS) 287 317.0 +30.0
 
141 Nico Hoerner (CHC - SS) 269 204.0 -65.0
 
142 Alec Bohm (PHI - 3B) UDP 265 272.0 +7.0
Bohm wasn't drafted all that long ago but the bat is almost ready after a .305/.378/.518 performance in the minors last year. This is most likely a mid-season pickup, however.
143 Josh Rojas (ARI - 2B,LF,RF) 272 283.0 +11.0
 
144 Jacob Stallings (PIT - C) 270 252.0 -18.0
 
145 Jay Bruce (PHI - 1B,LF,RF) 271 291.0 +20.0
 
146 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B) 276 226.0 -50.0
 
147 Josh Naylor (SD - LF,RF) 294 373.0 +79.0
 
148 Raimel Tapia (COL - LF,CF) 302 305.0 +3.0
 
149 Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C) 281 225.0 -56.0
Barnhart is so great defensively that there is virtually no chance he'll lose his job so two-catcher leagues can expect 40+ runs and RBIs but the BA and power won't be all that useful.
150 Roman Quinn (PHI - CF) 284 332.0 +48.0
 
151 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 280 314.0 +34.0
Crawford had a rough season in 2019, batting just .228 with 11 homers, but he has been so steady for five years that a bounceback to the tune of 15 homers, .250 and 50+ runs/RBIs could be in store.
152 Ryon Healy (MIL - 1B,3B) MiLB 297 358.0 +61.0
 
153 Curt Casali (CIN - C) 291 354.0 +63.0
 
154 Nick Martini (PHI - LF) MiLB      
 
155 Yan Gomes (WSH - C) 286 199.0 -87.0
It was Kurt Suzuki who took the bull by the horns last year among the Nationals catchers, but Gomes still had more playing time. If that continues, he'll be a useful C2 source of RBIs and runs.
156 Adam Haseley (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 288 313.0 +25.0
 
157 Ke'Bryan Hayes (PIT - 3B) MiLB 409 321.0 -88.0
 
158 Matt Joyce (MIA - LF,RF) 465 427.0 -38.0
 
159 Andrew Knizner (STL - C) MiLB 430 378.0 -52.0
 
160 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 299 300.0 +1.0
 
161 Jose Osuna (PIT - 1B,3B,RF) 453 359.0 -94.0
 
162 Dominic Smith (NYM - 1B,LF) 304 299.0 -5.0
 
163 Jason Kipnis (CHC - 2B) NRI 342 224.0 -118.0
Kipnis is nowhere near where he once was but at the very least, you know you'll get 15 homers, a handful of steals and 50+ runs and RBIs with a late-round investment.
164 Matt Wieters (STL - C) 306 347.0 +41.0
 
165 Kike Hernandez (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 307 188.0 -119.0
The Dodgers' depth chart always makes it seem like Kike will have trouble finding playing time but they will again carve out 400 at-bats for him one way or another and fantasy owners can expect 15+ homers, 60+ RBIs and 55+ runs.
166 David Bote (CHC - 2B,3B) 332 217.0 -115.0
 
167 Lewis Brinson (MIA - CF,RF) 300 296.0 -4.0
 
168 Jed Lowrie (NYM - 2B) 334 281.0 -53.0
 
169 Austin Hedges (SD - C) 310 290.0 -20.0
 
170 Austin Dean (STL - LF,RF) MiLB 343 408.0 +65.0
 
171 Kevin Cron (ARI - 1B,3B) MiLB 350 324.0 -26.0
 
172 Tony Wolters (COL - C) 319 227.0 -92.0
 
173 Matt Kemp (MIA - LF) NRI   288.0  
 
174 Stephen Vogt (ARI - C,LF) 326 271.0 -55.0
 
175 Victor Caratini (CHC - C,1B) 324 233.0 -91.0
Caratini is almost certain to be the backup once again to Contreras this season, but should he suffer an injury or the Cubs trade him, Caratini would likely morph into a low-end C1 or high-end C2.
176 Eric Sogard (MIL - 2B,SS,RF) 378 301.0 -77.0
 
177 Andrew Knapp (PHI - C) 369 392.0 +23.0
 
178 Manny Pina (MIL - C) 382 336.0 -46.0
 
179 Josh VanMeter (CIN - 1B,2B,3B,LF) 346 331.0 -15.0
 
180 Kevin Kramer (PIT - 3B,LF,RF)      
 
181 Francisco Cervelli (MIA - C) 388 284.0 -104.0
 
182 Tomas Nido (NYM - C) 390    
 
183 Tim Locastro (ARI - LF,CF,RF) 349 262.0 -87.0
 
184 Austin Slater (SF - 1B,LF,RF) 353    
 
185 Matt Beaty (LAD - 1B,3B,LF) 359 280.0 -79.0
Beaty offered fantasy owners a jolt last season with both power and speed. It was a small sample-size and there is no guarantee for playing time but he may be worth a late-round investment.
186 Steven Duggar (SF - CF,RF) MiLB 424 425.0 +1.0
 
187 Luke Maile (PIT - C) 398    
 
188 Drew Butera (COL - C) NRI 401    
 
189 Billy Hamilton (SF - CF) NRI 405 304.0 -101.0
 
190 Matt Adams (NYM - 1B) NRI 402 401.0 -1.0
 
191 Robel Garcia (CHC - 2B,3B) MiLB 374    
 
192 Albert Almora Jr. (CHC - CF) 435 220.0 -215.0
 
193 Luis Guillorme (NYM - 3B,SS) 411    
 
194 Adam Duvall (ATL - LF) 379 397.0 +18.0
 
195 Austin Barnes (LAD - C) 423 253.0 -170.0
 
196 Elias Diaz (COL - C) MiLB 442 330.0 -112.0
 
197 Josh Fuentes (COL - 1B,3B) 451 454.0 +3.0
 
198 Jake Marisnick (NYM - CF) 416 366.0 -50.0
 
199 Odubel Herrera (PHI - CF) MiLB 436 418.0 -18.0
 
200 Daniel Descalso (CHC - 2B) 448 245.0 -203.0
 
201 Neil Walker (PHI - 1B,2B,3B) NRI 437 439.0 +2.0
 
202 Michael A. Taylor (WSH - CF) 414 265.0 -149.0
 
203 Phillip Ervin (CIN - LF,CF,RF) 392 398.0 +6.0
 
204 Jedd Gyorko (MIL - 3B) 425 379.0 -46.0
 
205 Joey Bart (SF - C) NRI   261.0  
 
206 Ronny Rodriguez (MIL - 1B,2B,SS) MiLB 397 390.0 -7.0
 
207 Ildemaro Vargas (ARI - 2B,3B,SS) 454 424.0 -30.0
 
208 Lane Thomas (STL - CF) 418 342.0 -76.0
 
209 Ty France (SD - 2B,3B) 415 343.0 -72.0
 
210 Pablo Sandoval (SF - 1B,3B) NRI 420 411.0 -9.0
 
211 Adeiny Hechavarria (ATL - 2B,3B,SS) 455 412.0 -43.0
 
212 Kyle Farmer (CIN - C,1B,2B,3B) 456 372.0 -84.0
 
213 Brock Holt (MIL - 1B,2B,SS,RF) 457 394.0 -63.0
 
214 Eduardo Nunez (NYM - 2B,3B) NRI 446 442.0 -4.0
 
215 Josh Harrison (PHI - 2B) NRI 440 426.0 -14.0
 
216 Greg Garcia (SD - 2B,3B) 458    
 
217 Donovan Solano (SF - 2B,SS) 459 443.0 -16.0
 
218 Brad Miller (STL - 2B,3B,LF) 426 380.0 -46.0
 
219 Drew Waters (ATL - LF,CF) NRI 417    
 
220 Jared Oliva (PIT - LF,CF) NRI   360.0  
 
221 Derek Dietrich (CIN - 1B,2B,LF) NRI   230.0  
 
222 Guillermo Heredia (PIT - LF,CF,RF) 469 403.0 -66.0
 
223 Domingo Leyba (ARI - 2B) SUS 460    
 
224 Logan Forsythe (PHI - 1B,2B,3B,SS) NRI 432 447.0 +15.0
 
225 Yonder Alonso (ATL - 1B,DH) NRI   295.0  
 
226 JT Riddle (PIT - SS,CF) 461    
 
227 Rangel Ravelo (STL - 1B) 462 445.0 -17.0
 
228 Rob Brantly (SF - C) NRI 463    
 
229 Tyler White (LAD - 1B) MiLB      
 
230 Welington Castillo (WSH - C,DH) NRI 444 200.0 -244.0
 
231 Jaylin Davis (SF - RF)   374.0  
 
232 Charlie Culberson (ATL - 1B,SS,LF,RF) NRI 464 282.0 -182.0
 
233 Juan Lagares (SD - CF) NRI 445    
 
234 Monte Harrison (MIA - CF) MiLB   320.0  
 
235 Logan Morrison (MIL - 1B) NRI 447 414.0 -33.0
 
236 Dom Nunez (COL - C)   416.0  
 
237 Edmundo Sosa (STL - 2B,SS) MiLB   389.0  
 
238 Magneuris Sierra (MIA - CF) 466    
 
239 Ben Gamel (MIL - LF,CF,RF) 467 302.0 -165.0
 
240 Hernan Perez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) NRI 449 240.0 -209.0
 
241 Nick Williams (PHI - LF,RF) MiLB 468    
 
242 Pablo Reyes (PIT - LF,CF,RF) SUS 470    
 
243 John Hicks (ARI - C,1B) NRI   415.0  
 
244 Yolmer Sanchez (SF - 2B,3B) NRI   413.0  
 
245 Erik Gonzalez (PIT - 2B,3B,SS) 471 433.0 -38.0
 
246 Rene Rivera (NYM - C) NRI      
 
247 Daulton Varsho (ARI - C) MiLB   275.0  
 
248 Tyler Stephenson (CIN - C) MiLB   356.0  
 
249 Alex Jackson (ATL - C) MiLB      
 
250 John Ryan Murphy (PIT - C) NRI      
 
251 Aramis Garcia (SF - C,1B) IL60      
 
252 Jason Martin (PIT - LF,CF) MiLB   435.0  
 
253 David Freitas (MIL - C) MiLB      
 
254 Luis Torrens (SD - C)      
 
255 Jacob Nottingham (MIL - C) MiLB      
 
256 Keibert Ruiz (LAD - C) MiLB      
 
257 Jon Jay (ARI - LF,RF) NRI      
 
258 Chad Wallach (MIA - C)      
 
259 Mark Reynolds (COL - 1B) FA      
 
260 Wilmer Difo (WSH - 2B,SS)   293.0  
 
261 Dan Robertson (ARI - LF,RF) NRI      
 
262 Rafael Ortega (ATL - LF,RF) NRI      
 
263 Chris Owings (COL - 2B,3B,SS,CF,RF) NRI   438.0  
 
264 Yonathan Daza (COL - CF) MiLB   444.0  
 
265 Sean Rodriguez (MIA - 2B,3B,SS,LF) NRI      
 
266 Chris Shaw (SF - 1B,LF) MiLB   441.0  
 
267 Andres Gimenez (NYM - SS) MiLB      
 
268 Seth Beer (ARI - 1B,LF) MiLB      
 
269 Edwin Rios (LAD - 1B,3B)      
 
270 Lewin Diaz (MIA - 1B) MiLB   396.0  
 
271 Adrian Sanchez (WSH - 2B,3B) MiLB      
 
272 Breyvic Valera (SD - 2B)      
 
273 Alex Blandino (CIN - 2B)      
 
274 Jesus Sanchez (MIA - LF,RF) MiLB   407.0  
 
275 Scott Schebler (CIN - CF,RF)      
 
276 Kyle Garlick (PHI - LF) MiLB      
 
277 Travis Jankowski (CIN - RF)      
 
278 Corey Ray (MIL - CF) MiLB      
 
279 Gordon Beckham (SD - 2B,3B,SS) FA      
 
280 Andrew Stevenson (WSH - LF,RF) MiLB      
 
281 Taylor Trammell (SD - LF,CF) NRI      
 
282 Charlie Tilson (PIT - LF,CF,RF) NRI      
 
283 Drew Robinson (SF - CF) NRI      
 
284 Keon Broxton (MIL - LF,CF) NRI   450.0  
 
285 Jace Peterson (MIL - 3B,LF) NRI      
 
286 Phil Gosselin (PHI - 3B,LF) NRI      
 
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