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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings (NL)

Expert Consensus Ranking (16 of 43 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) 7 5.0 -2.0
 
2 Max Scherzer (WSH - SP) 10 10.0
 
3 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP) 11 11.0
 
4 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 17 15.0 -2.0
 
5 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 18 16.0 -2.0
 
6 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 21 20.0 -1.0
 
7 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 25 24.0 -1.0
 
8 Patrick Corbin (WSH - SP) 28 21.0 -7.0
 
9 Chris Paddack (SD - SP) 31 29.0 -2.0
 
10 Josh Hader (MIL - RP) 32 32.0
 
11 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) IL10 33 27.0 -6.0
 
12 Yu Darvish (CHC - SP) 36 35.0 -1.0
 
13 Kirby Yates (SD - RP) 42 38.0 -4.0
 
14 Trevor Bauer (CIN - SP) 45 42.0 -3.0
 
15 Brandon Woodruff (MIL - SP,RP) 47 45.0 -2.0
 
16 Sonny Gray (CIN - SP) 48 48.0
 
17 Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP) 50 49.0 -1.0
 
18 Edwin Diaz (NYM - RP) 53 57.0 +4.0
Diaz is clearly an exceptional talent as demonstrated by his insane 2018 campaign, but we are talking about a 10th round pick who didn't even manage to finish among the top 50 relievers last season. Sure, the 5.59 ERA and 1.38 WHIP are likely to come down but will it happen long enough to hold onto the closer job all year?
19 Mike Soroka (ATL - SP) 52 47.0 -5.0
 
20 Zack Wheeler (PHI - SP) 55 52.0 -3.0
 
21 Madison Bumgarner (ARI - SP) 60 59.0 -1.0
 
22 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) 62 69.0 +7.0
 
23 Zac Gallen (ARI - SP) 64 58.0 -6.0
 
24 Raisel Iglesias (CIN - RP) 66 64.0 -2.0
 
25 Craig Kimbrel (CHC - RP) 68 66.0 -2.0
 
26 Dinelson Lamet (SD - SP) 69 60.0 -9.0
 
27 Hector Neris (PHI - RP) MiLB 70 68.0 -2.0
 
28 Julio Urias (LAD - SP,RP) 71 70.0 -1.0
 
29 Max Fried (ATL - SP,RP) 72 62.0 -10.0
 
30 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 73 72.0 -1.0
 
31 Sean Doolittle (WSH - RP) 74 88.0 +14.0
Doolittle came on strong during the playoffs and we've seen him dominate before but the full picture of his 2019 season was one of mediocrity. Should he return to that rate, he may be the first closer to lose his job with Daniel Hudson closely lurking behind.
32 Archie Bradley (ARI - RP) 82 75.0 -7.0
 
33 Keone Kela (PIT - RP) 83 97.0 +14.0
 
34 German Marquez (COL - SP) 84 84.0
 
35 Joe Musgrove (PIT - SP) 86 101.0 +15.0
 
36 Giovanny Gallegos (STL - RP) 90 81.0 -9.0
 
37 Luke Weaver (ARI - SP) 88 89.0 +1.0
 
38 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP,RP) 94 79.0 -15.0
 
39 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) 93 86.0 -7.0
 
40 Mark Melancon (ATL - RP) 97 105.0 +8.0
 
41 Will Smith (ATL - RP) IL10 100 80.0 -20.0
 
42 Caleb Smith (MIA - SP) 108 102.0 -6.0
 
43 Mitch Keller (PIT - SP) 99 125.0 +26.0
 
44 Marcus Stroman (NYM - SP) 109 90.0 -19.0
 
45 Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP) 112 114.0 +2.0
 
46 Jon Gray (COL - SP) 117 117.0
 
47 Seth Lugo (NYM - RP) 116 122.0 +6.0
 
48 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 115 129.0 +14.0
 
49 Garrett Richards (SD - SP) 128 148.0 +20.0
 
50 Alex Wood (LAD - SP) 120 144.0 +24.0
 
51 Cole Hamels (ATL - SP) 124 128.0 +4.0
 
52 Brandon Kintzler (MIA - RP) 119 131.0 +12.0
 
53 Emilio Pagan (SD - RP) 122 138.0 +16.0
 
54 Sandy Alcantara (MIA - SP) 132 135.0 +3.0
 
55 Adrian Houser (MIL - SP,RP) 133 118.0 -15.0
 
56 Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP) 137 120.0 -17.0
 
57 Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP) 134 171.0 +37.0
When the Dodgers traded Stripling, he soared up draft boards but now that the deal was canceled, he may very well return to the bullpen. We've seen this before though, and he is likely to end up with 100+ great innings regardless. With his pricetag being what it is, fantasy owners are getting a downright steal because of the lofty upside.
58 Scott Oberg (COL - RP) 140 139.0 -1.0
 
59 Jose Quintana (CHC - SP) DTD 131 136.0 +5.0
 
60 Steven Matz (NYM - SP) 141 143.0 +2.0
 
61 Jeff Samardzija (SF - SP) 138 175.0 +37.0
 
62 Dustin May (LAD - SP,RP) 151 132.0 -19.0
 
63 Drew Pomeranz (SD - SP,RP) 149 161.0 +12.0
 
64 Dellin Betances (NYM - RP) 146 154.0 +8.0
 
65 Shaun Anderson (SF - SP,RP) MiLB 139 243.0 +104.0
 
66 Josh Lindblom (MIL - SP,RP) 157 188.0 +31.0
 
67 Tony Watson (SF - RP) 150 168.0 +18.0
 
68 Kwang-Hyun Kim (STL - RP) 147 162.0 +15.0
 
69 Jordan Hicks (STL - RP) 173 172.0 -1.0
 
70 Anibal Sanchez (WSH - SP) 164 181.0 +17.0
 
71 Johnny Cueto (SF - SP) 155 155.0
 
72 Daniel Hudson (WSH - RP) 171 169.0 -2.0
 
73 Pablo Lopez (MIA - SP) 172 183.0 +11.0
 
74 Trevor Gott (SF - RP) 152 330.0 +178.0
 
75 Kevin Gausman (SF - SP,RP) 162 187.0 +25.0
 
76 Andrew Miller (STL - RP) 165 185.0 +20.0
 
77 Rick Porcello (NYM - SP) 166 157.0 -9.0
 
78 Spencer Howard (PHI - SP) MiLB 201 176.0 -25.0
 
79 Corey Knebel (MIL - RP) 187 206.0 +19.0
 
80 Merrill Kelly (ARI - SP) 202 213.0 +11.0
 
81 Tyler Rogers (SF - RP) 197 225.0 +28.0
 
82 Zach Eflin (PHI - SP) 204 201.0 -3.0
 
83 Zach Davies (SD - SP) 205 233.0 +28.0
 
84 Dakota Hudson (STL - SP,RP) 186 119.0 -67.0
 
85 Wade Miley (CIN - SP) 174 180.0 +6.0
 
86 Freddy Peralta (MIL - SP,RP) 177 189.0 +12.0
 
87 Andres Munoz (SD - RP) 153 207.0 +54.0
 
88 Blake Treinen (LAD - RP) 180 194.0 +14.0
 
89 Luke Jackson (ATL - RP) 183 337.0 +154.0
 
90 MacKenzie Gore (SD - SP) MiLB 196 163.0 -33.0
 
91 Jon Lester (CHC - SP) 179 142.0 -37.0
 
92 Jordan Yamamoto (MIA - SP) 193 226.0 +33.0
 
93 Wade Davis (COL - RP) 192 150.0 -42.0
 
94 Will Harris (WSH - RP) 188 173.0 -15.0
 
95 Corbin Burnes (MIL - SP,RP) 208 212.0 +4.0
 
96 Matt Strahm (SD - SP,RP) 191 326.0 +135.0
 
97 Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP) 218 254.0 +36.0
 
98 Austin Voth (WSH - SP) 228 241.0 +13.0
 
99 Elieser Hernandez (MIA - SP,RP) 214 295.0 +81.0
 
100 Craig Stammen (SD - RP) 195 321.0 +126.0
 
101 Daniel Ponce de Leon (STL - SP,RP) 229 272.0 +43.0
 
102 Alex Reyes (STL - SP,RP) MiLB 220 235.0 +15.0
With Miles Mikolas now dealing with a forearm injury, it seems likely that he will miss some time or even be shut down. That leaves the final spot up for grabs between Kwang-Hyun Kim, Reyes, and Daniel Ponce de Leon. Among them, Kim is considered the frontrunner, but Reyes is far and away the most talented. In fact, he has been receiving rave reviews from the coaching staff already and they've said all winter that they'd love to have him in the rotation if he was healthy and his velocity was back to where it should be. If Reyes wins this job, he could be the breakout ace of the year for fantasy teams.
103 Ryan Helsley (STL - SP,RP) 222 259.0 +37.0
 
104 Kevin Ginkel (ARI - RP) 231 215.0 -16.0
 
105 Jairo Diaz (COL - RP) 245 280.0 +35.0
 
106 Adam Wainwright (STL - SP) 206 178.0 -28.0
 
107 Tyler Anderson (SF - SP) 247 365.0 +118.0
 
108 Chad Kuhl (PIT - SP) 248 311.0 +63.0
 
109 Michael Lorenzen (CIN - CF,RP) 270 191.0 -79.0
 
110 Kyle Crick (PIT - RP) 240 268.0 +28.0
 
111 Shane Greene (ATL - RP) 216 167.0 -49.0
 
112 Drew Smyly (SF - SP) 256 274.0 +18.0
 
113 Amir Garrett (CIN - RP) 241 317.0 +76.0
 
114 Pedro Baez (LAD - RP) 242 319.0 +77.0
 
115 Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP) 221 177.0 -44.0
 
116 Brent Suter (MIL - SP,RP) 258 340.0 +82.0
 
117 Ryne Stanek (MIA - SP,RP) 246 214.0 -32.0
 
118 Eric Lauer (MIL - SP) 261 266.0 +5.0
 
119 Robert Stephenson (CIN - SP,RP) 257 269.0 +12.0
 
120 Bryse Wilson (ATL - SP) MiLB 306 341.0 +35.0
 
121 Felipe Vazquez (PIT - RP) RST   174.0  
 
122 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP,RP) 271 265.0 -6.0
 
123 Kyle Wright (ATL - SP) 265 246.0 -19.0
 
124 Kyle Freeland (COL - SP) 277 302.0 +25.0
 
125 Jose Urena (MIA - SP,RP) 267 324.0 +57.0
 
126 Rowan Wick (CHC - RP) 266 312.0 +46.0
 
127 Pedro Strop (CIN - RP) 276 219.0 -57.0
 
128 Chris Martin (ATL - RP) 268 247.0 -21.0
 
129 Tony Gonsolin (LAD - SP,RP) 249 210.0 -39.0
 
130 Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP,RP) 278 208.0 -70.0
 
131 Trevor Williams (PIT - SP) 272 258.0 -14.0
 
132 Jimmy Nelson (LAD - SP,RP) 281 303.0 +22.0
 
133 A.J. Minter (ATL - RP) MiLB   418.0  
 
134 Antonio Senzatela (COL - SP) 289 391.0 +102.0
 
135 Drew Steckenrider (MIA - RP) 284 279.0 -5.0
 
136 Cal Quantrill (SD - SP,RP) 308 328.0 +20.0
 
137 Alex Young (ARI - SP) 294 256.0 -38.0
 
138 Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP,RP) 280 239.0 -41.0
 
139 Caleb Ferguson (LAD - RP) 279    
 
140 Michael Wacha (NYM - SP,RP) 292 224.0 -68.0
 
141 Logan Webb (SF - SP) 295 287.0 -8.0
 
142 Jeurys Familia (NYM - RP) 282 292.0 +10.0
 
143 John Gant (STL - SP,RP) 288 345.0 +57.0
 
144 Jeremy Jeffress (CHC - RP) 286 383.0 +97.0
 
145 Sixto Sanchez (MIA - SP) MiLB 290 289.0 -1.0
 
146 Jon Duplantier (ARI - SP,RP) MiLB 305 346.0 +41.0
 
147 Ian Anderson (ATL - SP) MiLB 296 244.0 -52.0
 
148 Derek Holland (PIT - SP,RP) MiLB 317 309.0 -8.0
 
149 Brusdar Graterol (LAD - SP,RP) 302 240.0 -62.0
 
150 Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP,RP) 303 242.0 -61.0
 
151 Brett Anderson (MIL - SP) 311 252.0 -59.0
 
152 Jeff Hoffman (COL - SP) 324 408.0 +84.0