2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (NL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (15 of 15 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Nolan Arenado (COL - 3B) 1
Arenado might not feel like the sexiest pick at this stage because he isn't the hot new name, nor is he a five-category star, but there is nothing wrong with boring old reliability. He has averaged 40 homers, 125 RBIs and 100 runs while batting .297 over the last four seasons. Don't let him slip past this fifth pick in your drafts.
2 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 3
Fantasy owners may have been disappointed with Turner's performance last year, but he still averages 20 HR, 56 SB and 106 runs with a .289 average per 162 games. Only Rickey Henderson and Joe Morgan have matched those totals over a full season. Turner is an extraordinary fantasy baseball asset and well worth a top 15 pick.
3 Christian Yelich (MIL - LF,CF,RF) 4
There is no denying that Yelich was a first round value in 2018 and perhaps even the #1 fantasy asset thanks to a .326 average with 36 homers, 22 steals and 110+ runs and RBIs. These numbers blew away his career marks, however, so projection models all have him regressing to a high-end second round value this year.
4 Ronald Acuna (ATL - LF,CF) 5
Per plate apperance, Acuna was every bit as productive as consensus top-five pick, Francisco Lindor, last season. Granted, Acuna doesn't qualify at shortstop, but that should tell you that the hype somehow hasn't driven him far enough up draft boards yet.
5 Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B,3B) 7
First basemen isn't as deep as it once was so commodities like Freeman are well worth investing in toward the middle of the third round. He is a lock for 90 runs, 90 RBIs and a .300 batting average each year and that type of player doesn't grow on trees.
6 Paul Goldschmidt (STL - 1B) 8
Goldschmidt was incredible over his last 100 games, posting a .334/.424/.608 line. You may think his stats will take a big hit moving out of Chase Field, but with the humidor in place, it was actually among the worst park for hitters last season. In St. Louis, he should continue his run of 30+ homers, 95+ runs and a .290+ batting average.
7 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 9
You can snag Story in the late second, or even third round despite the fact that he outproduced top-five pick, Francisco Lindor in BA, SB, RBI and was just one behind him in homers. There is more risk with Story, but his 2018 campaign was among the all-time greats for fantasy shortstops.
8 Charlie Blackmon (COL - CF) 10
While Blackmon wasn't the number one fantasy asset like in 2017, he still knocked 29 homers, led the league in runs and batted .291, and don't forget, that was a down year. If that is his floor, fantasy owners are getting a steal in the late second round.
9 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,RF) 11
Bryant missed 60 games last year and had his least efficient season of his career by quite a bit. There is some risk in drafting Bryant in the 3rd round, but he also comes with 40 homer upside, a batting average near .300 and both 100+ runs and RBIs.
10 Juan Soto (WSH - LF,RF) 12
Soto was every bit as good as top-ten pick, Alex Bregman per plate appearance last season, but is going 20 picks later. Keep in mind, he accomplished that as a teenager. Don't hesitate to reach an entire round to grab him before he progresses even more.
11 Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B,2B) 16
 
12 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) 14
Baez was excellent last year, hitting 34 homers with 21 steals, 101 runs and a league-leading 111 RBIs. While he is surely a star, every projection model sees those numbers regressing in 2019, especially his batting average which was propped up by a .347 BABIP.
13 Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B,LF) 17
 
14 Starling Marte (PIT - LF,CF) 18
 
15 Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,LF,CF) 19
 
16 Anthony Rendon (WSH - 3B) 21
 
17 Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) 22
 
18 Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) 24
 
19 Joey Votto (CIN - 1B) 26
 
20 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 25
 
21 Matt Carpenter (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 27
 
22 Corey Seager (LAD - SS) 29
 
23 Jean Segura (PHI - SS) 31
 
24 Marcell Ozuna (STL - LF) 34
 
25 Daniel Murphy (COL - 1B,2B) 35
 
26 Wil Myers (SD - 1B,3B,LF,RF) 37
 
27 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 41
 
28 J.T. Realmuto (MIA - C,1B) 40
 
29 Josh Donaldson (ATL - 3B,DH) 42
 
30 Yasiel Puig (CIN - RF) 43
 
31 Jesus Aguilar (MIL - 1B) 44
 
32 Scooter Gennett (CIN - 2B,3B,LF) 47
 
33 Michael Conforto (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 48
 
34 Travis Shaw (MIL - 3B) 51
 
35 Robinson Cano (NYM - 2B) 50
 
36 Andrew McCutchen (PHI - CF,RF) 49
 
37 Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) 53
 
38 David Dahl (COL - LF,CF,RF) 56
 
39 David Peralta (ARI - LF,RF) 54
 
40 Brian Dozier (WSH - 2B) 59
 
41 Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B,LF,RF) 62
 
42 Jose Peraza (CIN - 2B,SS) 60
 
43 Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B) 64
 
44 Victor Robles (WSH - RF) 68
 
45 Gregory Polanco (PIT - LF,RF) 73
 
46 Ian Desmond (COL - 1B,LF) 69
 
47 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 71
 
48 Wilson Ramos (NYM - C,DH) 76
 
49 Ryan Braun (MIL - 1B,LF) 72
 
50 Harrison Bader (STL - LF,CF,RF) 78
 
51 Kyle Schwarber (CHC - LF) 79
 
52 Adam Eaton (WSH - LF,CF,RF) 82
 
53 Cesar Hernandez (PHI - 2B) 80
 
54 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 85
 
55 Buster Posey (SF - C,1B) 81
 
56 Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 87
 
57 Yadier Molina (STL - C) 86
 
58 Odubel Herrera (PHI - CF) 91
 
59 Paul DeJong (STL - 2B,SS) 88
 
60 Yasmani Grandal (MIL - C) 95
 
61 Jose Martinez (STL - 1B,LF,RF) 97
 
62 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM - LF) 115
 
63 Franmil Reyes (SD - LF,RF) 101
 
64 Josh Bell (PIT - 1B) 99
 
65 Jesse Winker (CIN - LF,RF) 107
 
66 Corey Dickerson (PIT - LF,DH) 102
 
67 Manuel Margot (SD - CF) 103
 
68 Ian Happ (CHC - 2B,3B,LF,CF,RF) 104
 
69 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 106
 
70 Hunter Renfroe (SD - LF,RF) 119
 
71 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 2B,3B,SS,DH) 118
 
72 Jake Lamb (ARI - 3B) 122
 
73 Garrett Hampson (COL - 2B,SS) 134
 
74 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B) 123
 
75 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 116
 
76 Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS) 124
 
77 Matt Kemp (CIN - LF,RF) 136
 
78 Nick Senzel (CIN - 3B) NRI 129
 
79 Francisco Mejia (SD - C,DH) 141
 
80 Maikel Franco (PHI - 3B) 131
 
81 Peter Alonso (NYM - 1B,DH) MiLB 130
 
82 Tyler O'Neill (STL - LF,RF) 152
 
83 Joc Pederson (LAD - LF,CF) 146
 
84 Steven Souza (ARI - RF) 137
 
85 Jed Lowrie (NYM - 2B,3B) 128
 
86 Wilmer Flores (ARI - 1B,2B,3B) 174
 
87 Ian Kinsler (SD - 2B) 157
 
88 Scott Kingery (PHI - 2B,3B,SS) 158
 
89 Luis Urias (SD - 2B,SS) 171
 
90 Scott Schebler (CIN - CF,RF) 151
 
91 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF) 144
 
92 Jeff McNeil (NYM - 2B) 161
 
93 Adam Duvall (ATL - 1B,LF) 156
 
94 Jorge Alfaro (PHI - C) 155
 
95 Dexter Fowler (STL - CF,RF) 192
 
96 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) 164
 
97 Eric Thames (MIL - 1B,LF,RF) 178
 
98 Johan Camargo (ATL - 2B,3B,SS) 180
 
99 Yan Gomes (WSH - C) 162
 
100 Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,LF) 138
 
101 Starlin Castro (MIA - 2B) 145
 
102 Colin Moran (PIT - 1B,3B) 195
 
103 Francisco Cervelli (PIT - C) 166
 
104 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 176
 
105 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B) 159
 
106 Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD - SS) MiLB 201
 
107 Nick Williams (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 205
 
108 Peter O'Brien (MIA - 1B,LF,RF) 210
 
109 Enrique Hernandez (LAD - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 189
 
110 Todd Frazier (NYM - 3B) 179
 
111 Austin Hedges (SD - C) 187
 
112 Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C) 214
 
113 Phillip Ervin (CIN - CF,RF) 219
 
114 Franchy Cordero (SD - LF,CF) 170
 
115 Addison Russell (CHC - SS) RST 198
 
116 Joe Panik (SF - 2B) 200
 
117 Keon Broxton (NYM - CF) 229
 
118 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 196
 
119 Michael Taylor (WSH - CF) 217
 
120 Austin Barnes (LAD - C,2B) 211
 
121 Adam Frazier (PIT - 2B,LF,RF) 188
 
122 Ben Zobrist (CHC - 2B,LF,RF) 227
 
123 Alex Verdugo (LAD - LF,CF) 194
 
124 Aaron Altherr (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 225
 
125 Travis Jankowski (SD - LF,CF,RF) 232
 
126 Lewis Brinson (MIA - LF,CF) 226
 
127 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 202
 
128 Brendan Rodgers (COL - SS) NRI 228
 
129 Kolten Wong (STL - 2B) 220
 
130 Jedd Gyorko (STL - 1B,2B,3B,SS) 230
 
131 Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF) 213
 
132 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 235
 
133 Kurt Suzuki (WSH - C) 231
 
134 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT - 3B,SS) 243
 
135 Nick Ahmed (ARI - SS) 223
 
136 Raimel Tapia (COL - LF,RF) 241
 
137 Magneuris Sierra (MIA - CF,RF) 240
 
138 Albert Almora (CHC - CF) 238
 
139 Tyler Saladino (MIL - 2B,3B,SS) 248
 
140 Travis d'Arnaud (NYM - C) 242
 
141 Yairo Munoz (STL - 3B,SS,CF)  
 
142 Brian McCann (ATL - C) 250
 
143 Keston Hiura (MIL - 2B) MiLB 246
 
144 Wilmer Difo (WSH - 2B,3B,SS) 275
 
145 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 255
 
146 Tom Murphy (COL - C) 245
 
147 Steven Duggar (SF - CF,RF,DH) 257
 
148 Mac Williamson (SF - LF,RF) 268
 
149 Jose Osuna (PIT - 1B,LF,RF) 270
 
150 Jose Pirela (SD - 1B,2B,LF,RF) 280
 
151 Brad Miller (MIL - 1B,2B,SS,DH) DFA 290
 
152 Martin Prado (MIA - 3B) 287
 
153 David Freese (LAD - 1B,3B) 289
 
154 J.T. Riddle (MIA - SS) 291
 
155 Juan Lagares (NYM - CF) 294
 
156 Charlie Culberson (ATL - 3B,SS,LF) 295
 
157 Pat Valaika (COL - 1B,2B,3B,SS) 297
 
158 Jarrod Dyson (ARI - LF,CF,RF) 303
 
159 Andrew Toles (LAD - LF,CF) 305