2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (27 of 32 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 9 1 7 2.4 1.5 9.0
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.
2 Francisco Lindor (CLE - SS) 10 1 8 2.5 1.4 5.0 -5.0
Lindor kicked it up another notch in 2018, mashing 38 homers to go with 25 steals and his league leading 129 runs. We can't bank on a repeat performance in 2019, but with even 80% of those numbers at shortstop, he'd return easy first round value.
3 Manny Machado (SD - 3B,SS) 11 1 6 3.1 1.3 12.0 +1.0
Regardless of what you think about Machado, he has been a reliable force of nature the last few years and likely hasn't even come into his prime yet. The landing spot in San Diego isn't quite what you would think, as it has actually been a top half of the league ballpark for right-handed hitters since they moved their fences in. So don't hesitate to snag him at the end of the first round, as he seems destined for another 35+ homer, 90+ RBI, 90+ run season.
4 Alex Bregman (HOU - 3B,SS) 15 1 6 3.2 1.0 15.0
Bregman had 83 extra-base hits last season to go with 105 runs and 103 RBIs despite being just 24 years old. Chances are high that his fantasy value continues to trend north. With that said, he is currently recovering from elbow surgery so be sure to keep an eye on his progress before picking him up in the first round this spring.
5 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 18 1 7 4.4 1.1 24.0 +6.0
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.
6 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) 22 1 9 5.6 1.1 16.0 -6.0
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.
7 Carlos Correa (HOU - SS) 42 3 10 7.8 1.1 45.0 +3.0
Correa has missed a significant chunk of time in each of the past two seasons, and while he struggled in 2018, don't forget that he is still just 24 years old and one year removed from being the MVP front-runner prior to his injury. There is major upside here and he may prove to be a league winner.
8 Xander Bogaerts (BOS - SS) 44 5 13 8.1 1.1 48.0 +4.0
Xander has been around for so long that it is easy to forget he is still just 26 years old. Although there have been periods of disappointment in the past, Bogaerts still has averaged 15 homers, 91 runs, 84 RBIs and a .295 BA over the last four seasons. Add in that 2018 was his best yet and we may be looking at another big step forward this season.
9 Raul Adalberto Mondesi (KC - 2B,SS) 56 7 15 9.5 2.1 75.0 +19.0
If you pro-rate Mondesi's 75 games to a full season, it comes out to 30 homers, 68 steals and 100 RBIs. I don't need to tell you that a season like that would put him above Mike Trout from a fantasy perspective. Granted, he is due for some regression, but don't hesitate to reach several rounds to get him on your roster.
10 Corey Seager (LAD - SS) 54 7 13 10.2 1.1 76.0 +22.0
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.
11 Jean Segura (PHI - SS) 60 8 14 10.5 1.2 63.0 +3.0
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.
12 Gleyber Torres (NYY - 2B,SS) 68 8 13 11.2 1.2 56.0 -12.0
Torres isn't a big contributor in stolen bases, but he is plenty useful in each of the other four main categories. If you expand his rates out to a full season, Torres would have posted 32 homers, 101 RBIs and a .271 batting average. You would be thrilled to get that type of production out of your seventh round shortstop.
13 Jonathan Villar (BAL - 2B,SS) 99 9 25 14.0 2.6 101.0 +2.0
 
14 Jose Peraza (CIN - SS) 111 11 24 14.1 2.1 109.0 -2.0
 
15 Tim Anderson (CWS - SS) 131 13 27 16.9 2.3 123.0 -8.0
 
16 Elvis Andrus (TEX - SS) 136 12 26 17.7 3.8 158.0 +22.0
 
17 Jurickson Profar (OAK - 1B,2B,3B,SS) 143 14 27 18.2 2.9 141.0 -2.0
 
18 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 152 15 29 19.2 2.6 150.0 -2.0
 
19 Paul DeJong (STL - SS) 158 15 26 19.6 2.4 183.0 +25.0
 
20 Andrelton Simmons (LAA - SS) 174 14 29 21.5 3.0 190.0 +16.0
 
21 Marcus Semien (OAK - SS) 178 18 28 21.8 2.2 200.0 +22.0
 
22 Jorge Polanco (MIN - SS) 184 16 35 22.3 4.1 229.0 +45.0
 
23 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 3B,SS) 185 15 45 22.8 3.8 169.0 -16.0
 
24 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (TOR - 2B,SS) 206 12 36 23.8 5.3 215.0 +9.0
 
25 Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS) 215 16 34 24.4 3.9 253.0 +38.0
 
26 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 204 16 41 24.8 3.1 205.0 +1.0
 
27 Willy Adames (TB - 2B,SS) 240 17 33 27.8 2.5 223.0 -17.0
 
28 Garrett Hampson (COL - 2B,SS) 253 12 40 28.2 5.3 361.0 +108.0
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.
29 Asdrubal Cabrera (TEX - 2B,3B,SS) 255 16 46 28.8 5.6 212.0 -43.0
 
30 Marwin Gonzalez (MIN - 1B,2B,SS,LF) 263 23 48 30.8 4.8 232.0 -31.0
 
31 Didi Gregorius (NYY - SS) 301 20 50 34.2 6.0 275.0 -26.0
 
32 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) 351 26 46 36.1 4.0 421.0 +70.0
 
33 Zack Cozart (LAA - 2B,3B,SS) 318 20 43 33.8 5.3    
 
34 Enrique Hernandez (LAD - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 338 26 47 36.2 4.7 288.0 -50.0
 
35 Niko Goodrum (DET - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 317 23 49 35.3 4.9 284.0 -33.0
 
36 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 336 27 52 35.5 5.6 391.0 +55.0
 
37 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 352 24 43 37.1 3.4 393.0 +41.0
 
38 Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD - SS) NRI 358 23 74 40.3 11.2 293.0 -65.0
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.
39 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 385 33 57 39.7 5.9 435.0 +50.0
 
40 Scott Kingery (PHI - 3B,SS) 368 20 48 38.8 5.0    
 
41 Johan Camargo (ATL - 3B,SS) 363 29 45 37.8 4.7 310.0 -53.0
 
42 Nick Ahmed (ARI - SS) 412 31 47 39.6 4.5    
 
43 Troy Tulowitzki (NYY - SS) 387 18 63 44.1 8.5 332.0 -55.0
 
44 J.P. Crawford (SEA - 3B,SS) 439 37 54 45.1 4.2    
 
45 Tim Beckham (SEA - 3B,SS) 414 29 50 42.6 6.7    
 
46 Brendan Rodgers (COL - SS) NRI 393 27 58 44.1 7.9    
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.
47 Addison Russell (CHC - SS) RST 482 31 64 46.4 6.8 447.0 -35.0
 
48 Aledmys Diaz (HOU - 3B,SS) 503 35 58 46.1 6.8 457.0 -46.0
 
49 Yairo Munoz (STL - 3B,SS,CF) 631 41 59 50.0 3.8    
 
50 Yangervis Solarte (SF - 2B,3B,SS) NRI 674 42 56 49.8 4.5    
 
51 Freddy Galvis (TOR - SS)   37 69 48.4 11.6    
 
52 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,3B,SS,LF) 522 29 61 51.6 4.9    
 
53 Bo Bichette (TOR - SS) NRI 474 39 49 46.4 2.6    
Bichette is an excellent prospect and has a polished bat with plenty of speed. With that said, Bichette has never played above Double-A and the Blue Jays have no need to rush him (see Vlad Jr. last year) so don't be surprised if he doesn't sniff the bigs until September.
54 Richard Rodriguez (SS) MiLB 535 31 66 48.5 17.5    
 
55 Mauricio Dubon (MIL - SS) 521 28 69 49.8 18.4    
 
56 Kevin Newman (PIT - SS)   30 60 48.0 10.5    
 
57 Daniel Robertson (TB - 2B,3B,SS) 603 47 49 48.2 0.7    
 
58 Jose Iglesias (DET - SS) FA 677 40 66 53.4 7.2    
 
59 Tyler Saladino (MIL - SS) 578 40 57 48.7 6.9    
 
60 Brad Miller (1B,2B,SS,DH) DFA 661 40 65 51.7 10.3    
 
61 Jordy Mercer (DET - SS)   44 58 51.5 5.0    
 
62 J.T. Riddle (MIA - SS) 683 42 70 59.0 6.6    
 
63 Ehire Adrianza (MIN - 1B,3B,SS) 668 51 70 63.3 8.7 544.0 -124.0
 
64 Erik Gonzalez (PIT - 1B,2B,3B,SS)   54 65 57.7 5.2    
 
65 Brock Holt (BOS - 2B,SS,RF) 679 55 68 61.5 6.0 454.0 -225.0
 
66 Miguel Rojas (MIA - 1B,3B,SS)   55 65 60.0 5.0    
 
67 Nick Gordon (MIN - SS) 694 59 68 63.0 3.7    
 
68 Richie Martin (BAL - SS) 729 59 66 61.7 3.1    
 
69 Carter Kieboom (WSH - SS) NRI   59 64 61.5 2.5    
 
70 Charlie Culberson (ATL - 3B,SS,LF) 716 60 64 61.7 1.7 474.0 -242.0
 
71 Alcides Escobar (SS,CF) FA   67 72 69.5 2.5 381.0