2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (NL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (27 of 30 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Notes
1 Nolan Arenado (COL - 3B) 1.0
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 Max Scherzer (WSH - SP) 2.0
Looking for 18 wins, 220 innings and nearly 300 strikeouts? You can virtually lock it in with Scherzer. Not only that, be he has a 0.975 WHIP over the past six seasons. That is downright unfair. Don't hesitate to grab him late in the first round this year.
3 Christian Yelich (MIL - LF,CF,RF) 3.0
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) 5.0 +1.0
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 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 4.0 -1.0
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.
6 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) 6.0
deGrom was magical in 2018 and while there is a chance that continues into this season, we have to remember that the two prior seasons, he carried a 3.32 ERA with just 382 Ks and 22 wins. While that makes for a useful pitcher, the risk of him returning to that leaves him below Sale and Scherzer's tier.
7 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 10.0 +3.0
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 Paul Goldschmidt (STL - 1B) 8.0
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.
9 Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B) 9.0
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.
10 Charlie Blackmon (COL - CF) 12.0 +2.0
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.
11 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) 7.0 -4.0
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.
12 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,RF) 14.0 +2.0
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.
13 Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B) 16.0 +3.0
Rizzo took a major step backwards in the first half last year, but his final line of 25 homers, 101 RBIs and a .283 batting average ended up being about as good as his average season. We were drafting him in the 3rd round last year so don't hesitate to scoop him up for a discount this season.
14 Juan Soto (WSH - LF) 13.0 -1.0
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.
15 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) 11.0 -4.0
Nola took another major leap forward last year, and while he may never be a 250 or even 300 strikeout guy like the handful of pitchers being drafted above him, 220+ with a sub 1.00 WHIP and 2.50 ERA will certainly warrant a third round pick.
16 Starling Marte (PIT - CF) 19.0 +3.0
Marte bounced back from his 2017 suspension season with another big year. He stolen 33 bases, knocked 20 homers and batted a quality .277. While he may not swipe 45 bags anymore, that power/speed combo makes him well worth a fourth round pick in standard leagues.
17 Anthony Rendon (WSH - 3B) 22.0 +5.0
Every single season, fantasy owners draft Rendon in the fourth or fifth round and every single year he outproduces that draft value. 2018 was no different, as he hit .308 with 24 homers, 92 RBIs and 88 runs scored in just 136 games. Don't make the mistake of letting him slip by you in the fourth again this season.
18 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 15.0 -3.0
For the first time in a decade, there is quite a bit of risk with drafting Kershaw. He hasn't pitched 180 innings since 2015 and saw his strikeout rate plummet from 10.4 to 8.6 per nine innings. You can bank on top-notch ratios, but because of the innings a low strikeout totals, he is now firmly in the second tier of pitchers.
19 Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B,LF) 20.0 +1.0
Hoskins has plenty of power, as evidenced by his 52 homers in just 728 career at-bats, but his career batting average now sits at .249. There will surely be plenty or runs and RBIs once again, but there isn't much value in grabbing him during any of the first five rounds.
20 Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,CF) 21.0 +1.0
Last year was a major disappointment for Bellinger owners after he hit 39 homers in just 132 rookie games in 2017. He still managed to hit 25 bombs with 14 steals, however, so the floor is plenty high. At just 23 years old, we clearly haven't seen the best of Bellinger so don't be surprised if he breaks out for 50 bombs this year or next.
21 Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP) 17.0 -4.0
Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands.
22 Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) 25.0 +3.0
Albies is dripping with potential and there is no denying that after his 20 homer first half with 9 steals. With that said, his second half was dreadful, batting .226 with just 4 bombs. There is a chance he returns first round value, but the downside would torch your team if he returns to second half form.
23 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP) 18.0 -5.0
After tearing through the minors, Buehler pitcher pretty well for the Dodgers in the first half. Then a flip switched and he proceeded to become one of the top pitchers in baseball over the second half, posting a 2.03 ERA with 92 Ks and just a .165 BA allowed in 80 innings. Draft him accordingly.
24 Joey Votto (CIN - 1B) 29.0 +5.0
Votto did not return second round value or even close to it last year, but his ADP should be around the fifth this year. You can expect his batting average to bounceback above .300, and don't forget that he had 94 HRs in the previous three years before his 12 in 2018.
25 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 26.0 +1.0
In the first half last year, Suarez was sensational, hitting 19 homers with 71 RBIs while batting .312. The second half wasn't as pretty, so we may see him take a step back in 2019, but you can still bank on 30+ homers and around 100 RBIs with a decent batting average.
26 Corey Seager (LAD - SS) 36.0 +10.0
It can be easy to forget that as a rookie in 2016, Seager was not only the rookie of the year, but an MVP finalist. He was plenty useful in 2017 fantasy baseball too, but missed most of 2018 with Tommy John surgery and hip surgery. He should be ready to roll by opening day so while there is some risk, consider that he is still just 24 so we may not have seen his best yet.
27 Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) 33.0 +6.0
In the past five years, Cain is one of only 15 players averaging a .300 batting average, and among them, he is 2nd behind only Jose Altuve with 126 steals. There isn't much in the way of power, but you can bank on him contributing in all five categories with plenty of durablity.
28 Marcell Ozuna (STL - LF) 37.0 +9.0
Ozuna may have taken a huge step back last year, but even so, he put up 23 homers, 88 RBIs and a .280 batting average while playing with a significant shoulder injury. We don't know yet whether or not he will be ready to go on opening day, but assuming health, we might be closer to the 37 HR, 124 RBIs, and .312 BA we got from Ozuna in 2017.
29 Jean Segura (PHI - SS) 34.0 +5.0
It might not feel sexy drafting Segura, but you can expect a .300+ batting average and 20+ steals for the fourth consecutive season from him. If he finally plays a full season, we may be looking at a 20/30 year with a .310 batting average which would make Segura a top 25 fantasy asset.
30 Edwin Diaz (NYM - RP) 23.0 -7.0
There is a top tier of three or four closers, but among them, Diaz is likely the best. He racked up 124 Ks in 73 innings last year, and while you can't bank on 57 saves again, 40 is well within question for a surprisingly good Mets team this year. His ratios will surely be stellar, but even so, with only 70 innings, they won't help you enough to warrant using a fifth or even earlier pick on him or any other closer.
31 Patrick Corbin (WSH - SP) 24.0 -7.0
Corbin was an absolute monster last season, striking out 246 batters with a 1.05 WHIP and 3.15 ERA. Granted, those ratios are likely to jump, perhaps even half a run in ERA, but he should also add considerably to his 11 wins from 2018 now that he is in Washington.
32 Matt Carpenter (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 32.0
Over the last five years, Carpenter has a remarkable 468 walks, which obviously has contributed to his 483 runs. In that time, his power has steadily improved, all the way to 36 homers last year, and while that total may not be repeatable, 30 homers with 100 runs makes him well worth a sixth round pick in 2019 fantasy leagues.
33 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 28.0 -5.0
There is a lot of appeal in drafting an upside pitcher like Strasburg, but keep in mind that he averages just 145 innings over the last four years. Even with an excellent strikeout rate, that comes to just 174 Ks per season. The ratios will likely be golden again, but know that there is plenty of risk in spending a 5th or 6th round pick on him this year.
34 Yasiel Puig (CIN - RF) 50.0 +16.0
 
35 Daniel Murphy (COL - 1B,2B) 45.0 +10.0
Murphy's overall stat line wasn't all that impressive last year, but once he was healthy in the second half, he returned to hittin .315 with a 25 HR pace. Move that to Coors Field and we may be looking at the NL Batting Champion with plenty of homers, RBI and runs. Be mindful that he rarely plays a full season, but when he is on the field we are looking at a top 30 fantasy asset.
36 Zack Greinke (ARI - SP) 30.0 -6.0
Greinke's age is now 35 and he did have a rough season three years ago, but besides then, he has been phenomenal since 2009. Expect plenty more of the same in 2019 with excellent ratios, about 15 wins and around 200 strikeouts. This makes him a top 20 starting pitcher for 2019 fantasy leagues.
37 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 56.0 +19.0
Batting average is difficult to come by after the first four or five rounds, but then there is Turner, who over the last five seasons, has racked up a .305 batting average which beats out plays like Trout, Yelich and Freeman. There isn't a ton in the way of homers or steals, but he won't hurt you in any category unless he deals with yet another injury. For that reason, he is a bit risky.
38 A.J. Pollock (LAD - CF) 53.0 +15.0
Prior to yet another injury, Pollock was among the best fantasy assets in baseball. He had 12 homers, 9 steals and 38 RBIs through just 186 at bats. The ceiling for Pollock is a 30/20 player with a batting average near .300, but he has only played more than 115 games just twice in his career so don't forget about the risk in drafting him.
39 J.T. Realmuto (PHI - C,1B) 27.0 -12.0
Realmuto's .277 batting average with 21 homers and 74 RBIs doesn't seem all that impressive, but the fact of the matter is that he blew the rest of the catcher scene away with those numbers. Realmuto is as safe as it comes at the position and should produce far above the lousy replacement level once again. This is especially true now that he has been traded to a great hitter's ballpark in Philly. Don't hesitate to reach for him so you don't get stuck with an awful catcher.
40 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 31.0 -9.0
Flaherty was absurdly good last season as a rookie and seemed to improve as the year went on, striking out 95 in 76 second half innings. With that said, his walk rate climbed to a dangerous 3.52 per nine innings by seasons end. He has the upside to strike out 240 batters, but there is some risk here as well.
41 Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP) 35.0 -6.0
 
42 Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP) 39.0 -3.0
Jansen has been so good for so long that you might automatically assume him to be the top closer once again in 2019, but last year, he was nowhere close to it. Rather, his ERA plummeted to 3.01 with "just" 82 Ks. You can still grab him among the top tier, but you shouldn't even be considering taking him in the first five or six rounds.
43 Jesus Aguilar (MIL - 1B) 40.0 -3.0
 
44 Josh Donaldson (ATL - 3B,DH) 49.0 +5.0
Over the last two years, Donaldson has missed half of his team's games, but he has still be exceptional when he plays, with 41 homers, 101 RBIs and 95 runs in 165 games. If he is healthy, you've got a second round value, but that is a big if so proceed at your own risk.
45 Scooter Gennett (CIN - 2B) 41.0 -4.0
 
46 Wil Myers (SD - 3B,LF,RF) 52.0 +6.0
Myers is commonly thought of as injury prone and last year's 79 missed games certainly doesn't help. With that said, he averages 23 homers and 20 steals over the last three years even despite last year's disappointing season. There is major upside here even though his batting average is almost certain to stay under .260 again.
47 Michael Conforto (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 51.0 +4.0
 
48 David Dahl (COL - LF,CF,RF) 47.0 -1.0
 
49 Robinson Cano (NYM - 2B) 65.0 +16.0
 
50 David Peralta (ARI - LF) 69.0 +19.0
 
51 Felipe Vazquez (PIT - RP) 44.0 -7.0
You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
52 Andrew McCutchen (PHI - LF,RF) 73.0 +21.0
 
53 German Marquez (COL - SP) 43.0 -10.0
 
54 Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP) 38.0 -16.0
 
55 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) 42.0 -13.0
 
56 Zack Wheeler (NYM - SP) 48.0 -8.0
 
57 Travis Shaw (MIL - 1B,3B,2B) 46.0 -11.0
 
58 Jose Peraza (CIN - SS) 61.0 +3.0
 
59 Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) 76.0 +17.0
 
60 Victor Robles (WSH - RF) 55.0 -5.0
If Alex Reyes doesn't make the Cardinals' rotation, Robles is far and away the favorite to win NL Rookie of the Year. Robles is a true five-tool talent that is polished enough to be a top 45 fantasy outfielder right away. The power may come a little later, but he will steal more than enough bases to warrant a mid-round pick.
61 Sean Doolittle (WSH - RP) 59.0 -2.0
Doolittle only had 25 saves and 60 strikeouts last year, but he had an absurd 0.600 WHIP. That isn't a typo. With a full season, don't be surprised when Doolittle finishes in the elite tier of fantasy closers.
62 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 54.0 -8.0
 
63 Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B) 60.0 -3.0
 
64 Brian Dozier (WSH - 2B) 72.0 +8.0
 
65 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 90.0 +25.0
 
66 Chris Archer (PIT - SP) 70.0 +4.0
 
67 Mike Moustakas (MIL - 3B,DH) FA 79.0 +12.0
 
68 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 63.0 -5.0
 
69 Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B) 84.0 +15.0
 
70 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP) 62.0 -8.0
 
71 Raisel Iglesias (CIN - RP) 57.0 -14.0
Iglesias has been one of the better closers over the past two seasons with 58 saves and 172 Ks, but the Reds have been suggesting that he might not be the every day closer this year. The Ks and ratios would still be good enough to own even if he didn't get any saves, but this undoubtedly causes a hit in his overall fantasy value.
72 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) 67.0 -5.0
 
73 Kirby Yates (SD - RP) 68.0 -5.0
The Padres aren't expected to compete with the Dodgers or even Rockies for the division, but San Diego plays in enough low scoring close games that their closers tend to rack up the saves. This year should be no different for their new closer, who just so happened to be one of the best setup men in baseball before Brad Hand left the closer job open. Yates should find his way to 80+ Ks to go with amazing ratios once again.
74 Ryan Braun (MIL - 1B,LF) 115.0 +41.0
 
75 Yu Darvish (CHC - SP) 82.0 +7.0
 
76 Josh Hader (MIL - RP) 58.0 -18.0
You may not get a dozen saves out of Hader again, but the 143 strikeouts and lights out ratios are here to stay. Those video game numbers make him a top 10 fantasy relief pitcher, as you won't find anyone more apt to help you in those three big categories.
77 Kyle Schwarber (CHC - LF) 95.0 +18.0
 
78 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 64.0 -14.0
 
79 Rich Hill (LAD - SP) 99.0 +20.0
 
80 Ian Desmond (COL - 1B,LF) 81.0 +1.0
 
81 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 83.0 +2.0
 
82 Buster Posey (SF - C,1B) 75.0 -7.0
 
83 Yasmani Grandal (MIL - C) 74.0 -9.0
 
84 Corey Knebel (MIL - RP) 78.0 -6.0
Knebel was injured and had a rough year, but still tallied up 88 strikeouts in 55 innings with a killer WHIP. Expect the ERA to improve closer to that 1.78 rate from 2017, and with that and a full bill of health should come a bounceback to 30 or even 40 saves.
85 Wilson Ramos (NYM - C,DH) 71.0 -14.0
 
86 Adam Eaton (WSH - LF,RF) 110.0 +24.0
 
87 Wade Davis (COL - RP) 66.0 -21.0
 
88 Paul DeJong (STL - SS) 101.0 +13.0
 
89 Cesar Hernandez (PHI - 2B) 91.0 +2.0
 
90 Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 88.0 -2.0
 
91 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP) 92.0 +1.0
 
92 Yadier Molina (STL - C) 77.0 -15.0
 
93 Harrison Bader (STL - LF,CF,RF) 87.0 -6.0
 
94 Odubel Herrera (PHI - CF) 113.0 +19.0
 
95 Cole Hamels (CHC - SP) 80.0 -15.0
 
96 Corey Dickerson (PIT - LF,DH) 107.0 +11.0
 
97 Gregory Polanco (PIT - RF) 116.0 +19.0
 
98 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 3B,SS) 93.0 -5.0
 
99 Josh Bell (PIT - 1B) 125.0 +26.0
 
100 Jose Quintana (CHC - SP) 94.0 -6.0
 
101 David Robertson (PHI - RP) 86.0 -15.0
It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
102 Jesse Winker (CIN - LF,RF) 114.0 +12.0
 
103 Franmil Reyes (SD - LF,RF) 128.0 +25.0
 
104 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 104.0
 
105 Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP) 124.0 +19.0
 
106 Jon Lester (CHC - SP) 85.0 -21.0
 
107 Jonathan Gray (COL - SP) 102.0 -5.0
 
108 Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS) 137.0 +29.0
 
109 Andrew Miller (STL - RP) 117.0 +8.0
 
110 Jose Martinez (STL - 1B,RF) 131.0 +21.0
 
111 Kyle Freeland (COL - SP) 89.0 -22.0
 
112 Alex Wood (CIN - SP) 119.0 +7.0
 
113 Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP) 112.0 -1.0
 
114 Will Smith (SF - RP) 178.0 +64.0
 
115 Jake Lamb (ARI - 3B) 139.0 +24.0
 
116 Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD - SP) 109.0 -7.0
 
117 Hunter Renfroe (SD - LF,RF) 100.0 -17.0
 
118 Ian Happ (CHC - 3B,LF,CF,RF) 147.0 +29.0
 
119 Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP) 126.0 +7.0
 
120 Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP) 122.0 +2.0
 
121 Brandon Morrow (CHC - RP) 120.0 -1.0
It sounds as though Morrow is going to miss the start of the season. That could very well turn into multiple months as we've seen with "minor" pitching injuries many times before. It is a dangerous game to draft based on injury optimism, even if the closer does have considerable upside.
122 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B) 162.0 +40.0
 
123 Manuel Margot (SD - CF) 158.0 +35.0
 
124 Nick Senzel (CIN - 3B) NRI 108.0 -16.0
Fantasy owners were disappointed to get nothing out of Senzel at the MLB level last year, but they shouldn't give up hope. Rather, barring another series of injuries, he will be with the big league club, weather in Cincy, Miami, San Diego or Cleveland (pending potential trades) rather quickly. He is a true five-tool player and could end up qualifying at 2B, 3B, SS and OF.
125 Kevin Gausman (ATL - SP) 98.0 -27.0
 
126 Maikel Franco (PHI - 3B) 146.0 +20.0
 
127 Nick Markakis (ATL - RF) 143.0 +16.0
 
128 Archie Bradley (ARI - RP) 105.0 -23.0
Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
129 Garrett Hampson (COL - 2B,SS) 130.0 +1.0
The signing of Daniel Murphy should cause Hampson's ECR to drop another 50 spots, as that transaction shifts Ryan McMahon over to second base. Hampson could force the Rockies hands with a strong Spring, but more than likely, he won't get the call until someone hits the DL. At that point, McMahon could slide over to first, third or the outfield. If it is Story that goes down, Hampson would fill the gap. He could eventually be a better version of D.J. LeMahieu offensively, posting a batting average near .300 with more power and speed. Right away, he will merely hold his own in the batting average department while contributing nearly 30 steals per 162 games.
130 Joe Musgrove (PIT - SP) 132.0 +2.0
 
131 Alex Reyes (STL - SP) 106.0 -25.0
Believe it or not, Reyes should be ready to go out of Spring Training. You may be worried about Adam Wainwright beating him out for the #5 spot in the Cardinals' rotation, but they have made it clear that they want Reyes in the rotation. He has to be one of the favorites to win NL Rookie of the Year as he is polished and absolutely dominant.
132 Zack Godley (ARI - SP) 118.0 -14.0
 
133 Arodys Vizcaino (ATL - RP) 97.0 -36.0
 
134 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 174.0 +40.0
 
135 Jed Lowrie (NYM - 2B,3B) 135.0
 
136 Wilmer Flores (ARI - 1B,2B,3B) 315.0 +179.0
 
137 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM - LF) 186.0 +49.0
 
138 Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP) 96.0 -42.0
 
139 Jordan Hicks (STL - RP) 111.0 -28.0
Contrary to popular belief, Hicks is the favorite to land the Cardinals' closer job over Andrew Miller this season. He may not be as dynamite a reliever, but Hicks is excellent in his own respect. If he does get the job, expect loads of save opportunities to go with 70+ Ks and excellent ratios.
140 A.J. Minter (ATL - RP) 129.0 -11.0
 
141 Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,LF) 168.0 +27.0
 
142 Steven Matz (NYM - SP) 156.0 +14.0
 
143 Steven Souza (ARI - RF) 177.0 +34.0
 
144 Joc Pederson (LAD - LF,CF) 169.0 +25.0
 
145 Starlin Castro (MIA - 2B) 163.0 +18.0
 
146 Matt Kemp (CIN - LF,RF) 144.0 -2.0
 
147 Seranthony Dominguez (PHI - SP,RP) 103.0 -44.0
The majority of Dominguez' appeal was ruined when the Phillies signed David Robertson, who will almost certainly be their closer. With that said, Dominguez should be a three-category monster and well worth owning even without the saves.
148 Mike Soroka (ATL - SP) 153.0 +5.0
With five, yes FIVE, talented starting pitchers ready to make a rookie splash in Atlanta, projection models aren't too sure what to make of Soroka, but he is the most polished and we expect him to come out of Spring Training with a spot in the rotation. Soroka has premier command of his pitches, and while he isn't a big strikeout guy, we could be looking at a Kyle Hendricks like fantasy asset. That is someone you'll want to get your hands on if he emerges as the Braves #5 starter.
149 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF) 148.0 -1.0
 
150 Luke Weaver (ARI - SP) 172.0 +22.0
 
151 Eric Lauer (SD - SP) 287.0 +136.0
 
152 Peter Alonso (NYM - 1B,DH) MiLB 123.0 -29.0
Like Vlad Jr. and Eloy, Alonso's true impact will depend on whether on not the big league club makes space for him. As it stands now, Todd Frazier is likely to play first base with Jed Lowrie manning the other corner. It is possible that Alonso pushes the envelope in the spring, forcing Lowrie to shortstop, but more than likely, we are looking at his arrival coming when the first infielder heads to the DL. With an older group of players, that may be sooner than later. When he arrives, he will come with a dangerous stick right away and could be one of the stronger second half rookies. In the minors last year, Alonso swatted 36 homers and drove in 119 runners in just 478 at-bats.
153 Jeurys Familia (NYM - RP) 157.0 +4.0
 
154 Pedro Strop (CHC - RP) 140.0 -14.0
 
155 Drew Steckenrider (MIA - RP) 141.0 -14.0
 
156 Jimmy Nelson (MIL - SP) 142.0 -14.0
 
157 Johnny Cueto (SF - SP) DL60 194.0 +37.0
 
158 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B) 190.0 +32.0
 
159 Jorge Alfaro (MIA - C) 121.0 -38.0
 
160 Adam Frazier (PIT - 2B,LF,RF) 183.0 +23.0
 
161 Anibal Sanchez (WSH - SP) 167.0 +6.0
 
162 Scott Schebler (CIN - CF,RF) 173.0 +11.0
 
163 Raimel Tapia (COL - CF) 290.0 +127.0
 
164 Francisco Mejia (SD - C,DH) 127.0 -37.0
Much of Mejia's production will depend on where he plays this season. The Padres are among the front-runners to land J.T. Realmuto, which oddly enough, would help Mejia a great deal. As it is now, the catching prospect is stuck behind Austin Hedges, who is among the top defensive catchers in baseball, but a trade to Miami, or perhaps even Cleveland or Cincinnati, would make him a fringe top 12 fantasy catcher right away. Mejia has more pop than your average catcher already and could eventually hit around .290 as his approach matures.
165 Chase Anderson (MIL - SP) 191.0 +26.0
 
166 Jeremy Jeffress (MIL - RP) 138.0 -28.0
 
167 Eric Thames (MIL - 1B,LF,RF) 209.0 +42.0
 
168 Enrique Hernandez (LAD - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 166.0 -2.0
 
169 Julio Urias (LAD - SP) 165.0 -4.0
 
170 Sonny Gray (CIN - SP) 151.0 -19.0
 
171 Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP) 196.0 +25.0
 
172 Brad Brach (CHC - RP) 385.0 +213.0
 
173 Tyler O'Neill (STL - LF,RF) 160.0 -13.0
 
174 Mark Melancon (SF - RP) 255.0 +81.0
 
175 Scott Kingery (PHI - 3B,SS) 198.0 +23.0
 
176 Yan Gomes (WSH - C) 145.0 -31.0
 
177 Luis Urias (SD - 2B,SS) 176.0 -1.0
Urias seems to be the favorite to start the season as the Padres' primary shortstop. If he were playing in a different home park, we might be talking about him as a challenger to Victor Robles to win the NL Rookie of the Year award. Rather, his offensive production will most probably be limited to a replacement level fantasy player. With that said, he does have a much higher ceiling so make sure to keep an eye on him from the get-go.
178 Ian Kinsler (SD - 2B) 189.0 +11.0
 
179 Dereck Rodriguez (SF - SP) 152.0 -27.0
 
180 Julio Teheran (ATL - SP) 134.0 -46.0
 
181 Peter O'Brien (MIA - 1B) 355.0 +174.0
 
182 Franchy Cordero (SD - LF,CF) 193.0 +11.0
 
183 Drew Pomeranz (SF - SP) 353.0 +170.0
 
184 Adam Duvall (ATL - 1B,LF) 248.0 +64.0
 
185 Mauricio Dubon (MIL - SS) 420.0 +235.0
 
186 Chris Paddack (SD - SP) 203.0 +17.0
 
187 Greg Holland (ARI - RP) 233.0 +46.0
 
188 Francisco Cervelli (PIT - C) 149.0 -39.0
 
189 Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) 218.0 +29.0
 
190 Phillip Ervin (CIN - LF,RF) 363.0 +173.0
 
191 Luke Gregerson (STL - RP)    
 
192 Elias Diaz (PIT - C) 210.0 +18.0
 
193 Brian McCann (ATL - C) 227.0 +34.0
 
194 Lewis Brinson (MIA - CF) 242.0 +48.0
 
195 Corbin Burnes (MIL - RP) 170.0 -25.0
 
196 Hector Neris (PHI - RP) 333.0 +137.0
 
197 Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP) 192.0 -5.0
 
198 Keon Broxton (NYM - CF) 230.0 +32.0
 
199 Matthew Strahm (SD - SP,RP) 229.0 +30.0
 
200 Austin Hedges (SD - C) 154.0 -46.0
 
201 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 185.0 -16.0
 
202 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 216.0 +14.0
 
203 Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C) 161.0 -42.0
 
204 Alex Verdugo (LAD - LF,CF) 175.0 -29.0
Now that the Dodgers signed A.J. Pollock, it seems unlikely that Verdugo will make an impact in the majors until June. When he does, we are looking at a startable fantasy outfielder, but he isn't quite worth drafting in standard leagues as a stash and hold.
205 Jeff McNeil (NYM - 2B) 179.0 -26.0
 
206 Colin Moran (PIT - 1B,3B) 279.0 +73.0
 
207 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 199.0 -8.0
 
208 Merrill Kelly (ARI - SP) 239.0 +31.0
Kelly is a real player, believe it or not. The reason you haven't heard of him is because he has been playing in South Korea the last few years. You might not know it from looking, but his 3.60 ERA and 9.0 K/9 actually made him the most impressive pitcher in the KBO. The reason, of course, is that virtually every game in that league is played in a Coors Field like offensive environment. Kelly doesn't quite have the control of a Miles Mikolas, but he has better strikeout stuff and could be every bit the surprise off the waiver wire in April.
209 Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD - SS) NRI 136.0 -73.0
Tatis isn't expected to break camp with the Padres, but it shouldn't take long for him to get the call to San Diego. When he does, you can expect a useful mix of both power and speed and a premium position. He is among the top draft and stash options for those of you that play in leagues with deeper benches or a farm spot.
210 Jeff Samardzija (SF - SP) 237.0 +27.0
 
211 Michael Wacha (STL - SP) 155.0 -56.0
 
212 Freddy Peralta (MIL - SP) 187.0 -25.0
 
213 Tanner Roark (CIN - SP) 181.0 -32.0
 
214 Jhoulys Chacin (MIL - SP) 133.0 -81.0
 
215 Zach Eflin (PHI - SP,RP) 182.0 -33.0
 
216 Taijuan Walker (ARI - SP) DL60 349.0 +133.0
 
217 Nick Williams (PHI - LF,RF) 275.0 +58.0
 
218 Joe Panik (SF - 2B) 352.0 +134.0
 
219 Luiz Gohara (ATL - RP, SP) 215.0 -4.0
 
220 Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF) 244.0 +24.0
 
221 Ben Zobrist (CHC - 2B,LF,RF) 188.0 -33.0
 
222 Trevor Richards (MIA - SP) 225.0 +3.0
 
223 Johan Camargo (ATL - 3B,SS) 171.0 -52.0
 
224 Dinelson Lamet (SD - SP) 252.0 +28.0
 
225 C.J. Edwards (CHC - RP) 236.0 +11.0
 
226 Addison Russell (CHC - SS) RST 246.0 +20.0
 
227 Keone Kela (PIT - RP) 221.0 -6.0
 
228 Jedd Gyorko (STL - 2B,3B) 354.0 +126.0
 
229 Trevor Williams (PIT - SP) 150.0 -79.0
 
230 Roman Quinn (PHI - LF,CF) 263.0 +33.0
 
231 Alexander Claudio (MIL - RP) 298.0 +67.0
 
232 Nick Ahmed (ARI - SS) 284.0 +52.0
 
233 Todd Frazier (NYM - 3B) 289.0 +56.0
 
234 Brendan Rodgers (COL - SS) NRI 180.0 -54.0
With the Rockies signing Daniel Murphy, Ryan McMahon shifted over to second base. This puts Rodgers even further away from the bigs, which is saying something because Garrett Hampson was already ahead of him. As it is now, Rodgers doesn't even make sense as a stash and hold in standard sized leagues.
235 Caleb Smith (MIA - SP) 265.0 +30.0
 
236 Russell Martin (LAD - C,3B) 243.0 +7.0
 
237 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,3B,SS,LF) 341.0 +104.0
 
238 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) 213.0 -25.0
 
239 Dexter Fowler (STL - RF) 335.0 +96.0
 
240 Kurt Suzuki (WSH - C) 184.0 -56.0
 
241 Carson Kelly (ARI - C) 270.0 +29.0
 
242 Jose Castillo (SD - RP) 351.0 +109.0
 
243 Logan Allen (SD - SP) NRI 224.0 -19.0
 
244 Kolten Wong (STL - 2B) 324.0 +80.0
 
245 Robbie Erlin (SD - SP,RP) 330.0 +85.0
 
246 Michael Taylor (WSH - CF) 285.0 +39.0
 
247 Nicholas Kingham (PIT - SP) 343.0 +96.0
 
248 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 240.0 -8.0
 
249 Craig Stammen (SD - RP) 365.0 +116.0
 
250 Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP) 247.0 -3.0
 
251 Travis Jankowski (SD - LF,CF,RF) 292.0 +41.0
 
252 Chris Iannetta (COL - C) 202.0 -50.0
 
253 Lonnie Chisenhall (PIT - RF) 262.0 +9.0
 
254 Jose Urena (MIA - SP) 212.0 -42.0
 
255 Austin Barnes (LAD - C,2B) 204.0 -51.0
 
256 Sandy Alcantara (MIA - SP) 222.0 -34.0
 
257 Max Fried (ATL - SP,RP) 340.0 +83.0
 
258 Derek Holland (SF - SP) 197.0 -61.0
 
259 Albert Almora (CHC - CF) 338.0 +79.0
 
260 Touki Toussaint (ATL - SP) MiLB 159.0 -101.0
 
261 Andrew Suarez (SF - SP) 314.0 +53.0
 
262 Christian Walker (ARI - 1B) 404.0 +142.0
 
263 Tony Watson (SF - RP) 303.0 +40.0
 
264 Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP) 195.0 -69.0
 
265 Trevor Rosenthal (WSH - RP) 294.0 +29.0
 
266 Yoshihisa Hirano (ARI - RP) 200.0 -66.0
 
267 Magneuris Sierra (MIA - CF,RF) 403.0 +136.0
 
268 Pablo Lopez (MIA - SP,RP) 375.0 +107.0
 
269 Adam Wainwright (STL - SP) 313.0 +44.0
 
270 Jung-Ho Kang (PIT - 3B) 269.0 -1.0
 
271 Daniel Poncedeleon (STL - SP,RP)    
 
272 Travis d'Arnaud (NYM - C) 364.0 +92.0
 
273 Manny Pina (MIL - C) 296.0 +23.0
 
274 Steve Cishek (CHC - RP) 254.0 -20.0
 
275 Garrett Cooper (MIA - LF) 405.0 +130.0
 
276 Tom Murphy (COL - C) 301.0 +25.0
 
277 Steven Duggar (SF - CF,RF,DH) 304.0 +27.0
 
278 Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP) 361.0 +83.0
 
279 Jarrod Dyson (ARI - CF,RF) 350.0 +71.0
 
280 David Bote (CHC - 2B,3B) 373.0 +93.0
 
281 Junior Guerra (MIL - SP,RP) 250.0 -31.0
 
282 Aaron Altherr (PHI - CF,RF) 411.0 +129.0
 
283 Zach Davies (MIL - SP) 320.0 +37.0
 
284 Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP) 366.0 +82.0
 
285 Tyler Saladino (MIL - SS) 453.0 +168.0
 
286 Jason Vargas (NYM - SP) 362.0 +76.0
 
287 Pat Neshek (PHI - RP) 360.0 +73.0
 
288 Joe Ross (WSH - SP) 276.0 -12.0
 
289 David Hernandez (CIN - RP) 388.0 +99.0
 
290 John Gant (STL - SP,RP) 348.0 +58.0
 
291 Joe Kelly (LAD - RP) 238.0 -53.0
 
292 Dakota Hudson (STL - RP) 272.0 -20.0
Hudson has quality stuff and produced for the Redbirds last season, but he is going to have a difficult time beating out both Alex Wainwright and Alex Reyes for the final spot in St. Louis' rotation. If it happens, he will be worth owning, but don't bank on it until we get more info.
293 Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP) 253.0 -40.0
 
294 Reyes Moronta (SF - RP) 394.0 +100.0
 
295 Caleb Ferguson (LAD - SP,RP) 386.0 +91.0
 
296 Ray Black (SF - RP) 406.0 +110.0
 
297 Jared Hughes (CIN - RP) 347.0 +50.0
 
298 Seung-Hwan Oh (COL - RP) 368.0 +70.0
 
299 Keston Hiura (MIL - 2B) NRI 164.0 -135.0
 
300 Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) 205.0 -95.0
 
301 Pedro Baez (LAD - RP) 271.0 -30.0
 
302 Jeremy Hellickson (WSH - SP) 379.0 +77.0
 
303 Jordan Yamamoto (MIA - SP) 459.0 +156.0
 
304 Mac Williamson (SF - LF) 371.0 +67.0
 
305 Kyle Barraclough (WSH - RP) 377.0 +72.0
 
306 Cody Reed (CIN - RP) 408.0 +102.0
 
307 Dan Straily (MIA - SP) 369.0 +62.0
 
308 Bryse Wilson (ATL - SP) 260.0 -48.0
 
309 Amir Garrett (CIN - RP) 395.0 +86.0
 
310 Sergio Romo (MIA - SP,RP) 257.0 -53.0
 
311 Chris Stratton (SF - SP) 410.0 +99.0
 
312 Jose Osuna (PIT - 1B,3B,RF) 356.0 +44.0
 
313 Phil Maton (SD - RP) 417.0 +104.0
 
314 Adam Conley (MIA - RP) 357.0 +43.0
 
315 Matt Andriese (ARI - SP,RP) 305.0 -10.0
 
316 Melky Cabrera (PIT - RF) NRI 251.0 -65.0
 
317 Justin Miller (WSH - RP)    
 
318 Wilmer Difo (WSH - 2B,3B) 318.0
 
319 Yairo Munoz (STL - 3B,SS,CF) 266.0 -53.0
 
320 Daniel Winkler (ATL - RP) 421.0 +101.0
 
321 Kyle Crick (PIT - RP) 277.0 -44.0
 
322 Brandon Finnegan (CIN - SP)    
 
323 Michael Lorenzen (CIN - RP) 311.0 -12.0
 
324 Robert Gsellman (NYM - RP) 329.0 +5.0
 
325 Derek Dietrich (CIN - 1B,LF) FA 280.0 -45.0
 
326 Austin Dean (MIA - LF) 374.0 +48.0
 
327 Victor Caratini (CHC - C,1B) 281.0 -46.0
 
328 Dylan Floro (LAD - SP,RP)    
 
329 Jose Pirela (SD - 1B,2B,LF,RF) 392.0 +63.0
 
330 Brad Miller (MIL - 1B,2B,SS,DH) DFA 436.0 +106.0
 
331 Luis Perdomo (SD - SP) 441.0 +110.0
 
332 Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP) 321.0 -11.0
 
333 Matt Adams (WSH - 1B,LF) 334.0 +1.0
 
334 Martin Prado (MIA - 3B) 419.0 +85.0
 
335 Dennis Santana (LAD - SP,RP) 446.0 +111.0
 
336 David Freese (LAD - 1B,3B) 337.0 +1.0
 
337 Yangervis Solarte (SF - 2B,3B,SS) FA 322.0 -15.0
 
338 J.T. Riddle (MIA - SS) 390.0 +52.0
 
339 Alex Avila (ARI - C) 278.0 -61.0
 
340 Joshua Fields (LAD - RP) 378.0 +38.0
 
341 Charlie Culberson (ATL - 3B,SS,LF) 259.0 -82.0
 
342 Taylor Widener (ARI - SP) NRI 258.0 -84.0
 
343 Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP) 312.0 -31.0
 
344 Neil Walker (MIA - 1B,2B,3B) 241.0 -103.0
 
345 Ty Blach (SF - SP,RP)    
 
346 Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP,RP) 397.0 +51.0
 
347 Dominic Leone (STL - RP) 326.0 -21.0
 
348 Juan Lagares (NYM - CF) 426.0 +78.0
 
349 Kolby Allard (ATL - SP) 422.0 +73.0
 
350 Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP,RP)    
 
351 Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP) 293.0 -58.0
 
352 Pat Valaika (COL - 1B,2B)    
 
353 Andrew Toles (LAD - CF) 409.0 +56.0
 
354 Jacob Barnes (MIL - RP)    
 
355 Daniel Descalso (CHC - 1B,2B,3B) 286.0 -69.0
 
356 Brock Stewart (LAD - SP,RP) 440.0 +84.0
 
357 Kyle Wright (ATL - SP) 231.0 -126.0
 
358 Cory Spangenberg (MIL - 2B,3B,LF) 387.0 +29.0
 
359 Koda Glover (WSH - RP) 438.0 +79.0
 
360 Austin Gomber (STL - SP,RP) 331.0 -29.0
 
361 Matt Albers (MIL - RP)    
 
362 Michael Feliz (PIT - RP)    
 
363 Brandon Kintzler (CHC - RP)    
 
364 Jacob Nix (SD - SP)    
 
365 Shane Carle (ATL - RP)    
 
366 Sammy Solis (WSH - RP)    
 
367 Carlos Estevez (COL - RP)    
 
368 John Ryan Murphy (ARI - C) 427.0 +59.0
 
369 Taylor Williams (MIL - RP)    
 
370 Austen Williams (WSH - P)    
 
371 Caleb Joseph (ARI - C) 370.0 -1.0
 
372 Austin Slater (SF - LF) 399.0 +27.0