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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 300

Sporting News — (Matt Lutovsky)

You don't need a groundhog or even the weather channel to tell you that spring is almost here -- all you need to do is look online for a fantasy baseball Top 300 rankings. No cheat sheet is complete without one, and having of a list of the projected top players (and sleepers) relative to each other always comes in handy. 

Of course, Top 300 rankings aren't glorified mock drafts (you can do that yourself here in mere minutes), nor do they differentiate between player tiers at positions (we can help you there). They just give you a general sense of how to weigh position/category scarcity and player production. The truth is once a draft starts and the first few rounds finish up, it's "anything goes" until the end of the draft. Team needs and individual player preferences trump whatever a Top 300 says.

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheet

Still, we all love looking at Top 300 lists, and it's undeniable that they affect the way people draft, especially the overall rankings in the draft applets of the sites on which you play. We've already broken down some big differences between ESPN and Yahoo's Top 300 lists and why it's important to identify them, and adding another point of reference will help you make sure you're ready for anything once your real draft starts.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each team

Once you draft your starters and you're building depth, you'll likely target a lot of OFs (especially ones with multi-position eligibility) and pitchers, but for those in deep leagues that play an MI and CI or two-catcher leagues, all positions will be in play until the end of the draft, which is why we try to balance our Top 300. For individual position rankings, click the links below.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever

Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Rankings

Eligibility based on Yahoo default settings
*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft Strategy
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | StarterCloser

RankingPlayerTeamPositions
1Mike TroutAngelsOF
2Mookie BettsRed SoxOF
3Jose RamirezIndians2B, 3B
4Francisco LindorIndiansSS
5Christian YelichBrewersOF
6Trea TurnerNationalsSS
7J.D. MartinezRed SoxOF
8Max ScherzerNationalsSP
9Nolan ArenadoRockies3B
10Alex BregmanAstros3B, SS
11Bryce HarperPhilliesOF
12Ronald Acuna Jr.BravesOF
13Chris SaleRed SoxSP
14Jacob deGromMetsSP
15Trevor StoryRockiesSS
16Jose AltuveAstros2B
17Javier BaezCubs2B, 3B, SS
18Manny MachadoPadres3B, SS
19Paul GoldschmidtCardinals1B
20Charlie BlackmonRockiesOF
21Giancarlo StantonYankeesOF
22Aaron JudgeYankeesOF
23Kris BryantCubs3B, OF
24Freddie FreemanBraves1B
25Justin VerlanderAstrosSP
26Anthony RizzoCubs1B
27Gerrit ColeAstrosSP
28Corey KluberIndiansSP
29Whit MerrifieldRoyals1B, 2B, OF
30Khris DavisA'sOF
31Starling MartePiratesOF
32Carlos CorreaAstrosSS
33Cody BellingerDodgers1B, OF
34Rhys HoskinsPhillies1B, OF
35Aaron NolaPhilliesSP
36Carlos CarrascoIndiansSP
37George SpringerAstrosOF
38Juan SotoNationalsOF
39Anthony RendonNationals3B
40Andrew BenintendiRed SoxOF
41Noah SyndergaardMetsSP
42Adalberto MondesiRoyals2B, SS
43Joey VottoReds1B
44Ozzie AlbiesBraves2B
45Blake SnellRaysSP
46James PaxtonMarinersSP
47Walker BuehlerDodgersSP
48Yasiel PuigRedsOF
49Patrick CorbinNationalsSP
50Trevor BauerIndiansSP
51Aroldis ChapmanYankeesRP
52Jonathan VillarOrioles2B, SS
53Tommy PhamRaysOF
54Jean SeguraPhilliesSS
55Xander BogaertsRed SoxSS
56Wil MyersPadres3B, OF
57Gleyber TorresYankees2B, SS
58Corey SeagerDodgersSS
59Scooter GennettReds2B
60Jose BerriosTwinsSP
61Daniel MurphyRockies1B, 2B
62Edwin DiazMetsRP
63Stephen StrasburgNationalsSP
64Travis ShawBrewers1B, 2B, 3B
65Matt OlsonA's1B
66Joey GalloRangers1B, OF
67Zack GreinkeDiamondbacksSP
68Miguel AndujarYankees3B
69Eugenio SuarezReds3B
70Mike ClevingerIndiansSP
71Justin UptonAngelsOF
72Kenley JansenDodgersRP
73Matt CarpenterCardinals1B, 2B, 3B
74Jack FlahertyCardinalsSP
75J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC, 1B
76Clayton KershawDodgersSP
77Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays3B
78Aaron HicksYankeesOF
79Nelson CruzTwinsUTIL
80Jesus AguilarBrewers1B
81Jose AbreuWhite Sox1B
82Luis SeverinoYankeesSP
83Roberto OsunaAstrosRP
84Mitch HanigerMarinersOF
85Sean DoolittleNationalsRP
86Blake TreinenA'sRP
87Yasmani GrandalBrewersC
88Max MuncyDodgers1B, 2B, 3B
89A.J. PollockDodgersOF
90Zack WheelerMetsSP
91Gary SanchezYankeesC
92Andrew McCutchenPhilliesOF
93David DahlRockiesOF
94Josh DonaldsonBraves3B
95Matt ChapmanA's3B
96Ian DesmondRockiesOF
97Jameson TaillonPiratesSP
98Felipe VazquezPiratesRP
99Lorenzo CainBrewersOF
100Brad HandIndiansRP
101Yu DarvishCubsSP
102Tim AndersonWhite SoxSS
103Madison BumgarnerGiantsSP
104Justin TurnerDodgers3B
105Mike MoustakasBrewers2B*, 3B
106Charlie MortonRaysSP
107Raisel IglesiasRedsRP
108Corey KnebelBrewersRP
109Dee GordonMariners2B, SS, OF
110Masahiro TanakaYankeesSP
111Kirby YatesPadresRP
112Robbie RayDiamondbacksSP
113Michael ConfortoMetsOF
114Kyle SchwarberCubsOF
115Marcell OzunaCardinalsOF
116Edwin EncarnacionMariners1B
117Jose LeclercRangersRP
118Willson ContrerasCubsC
119Rafael DeversRed Sox3B
120Steven Souza Jr.RaysOF
121Eddie RosarioTwinsOF
122Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox2B, 3B*
123Brian DozierNationals2B
124Hunter RenfroePadresOF
125Miles MikolasCardinalsSP
126David PriceRed SoxSP
127Gregory PolancoPiratesOF
128J.A. HappYankeesSP
129Miguel CabreraTigers1B
130Luis CastilloRedsSP
131Eduardo RodriguezRed SoxSP
132David PeraltaDiamondbacksOF
133David RobertsonPhilliesRP
134Archie BradleyDiamondbacksRP
135Will SmithGiantsRP
136Mallex SmithMarinersOF
137Robinson CanoMets1B, 2B
138Tyler SkaggsAngelsSP
139German MarquezRockiesSP
140Wade DavisRockiesRP
141Jose PerazaReds2B
142Eric HosmerPadres1B
143Ken GilesBlue JaysRP
144Billy HamiltonRoyalsOF
145Nicholas CastellanosTigersOF
146Alex ColomeWhite SoxRP
147Justin SmoakBlue Jays1B
148Carlos SantanaIndians1B, 3B
149Kyle HendricksCubsSP
150Ryan BraunBrewers1B, OF
151Rick PorcelloRed SoxSP
152Shane BieberIndiansSP
153Craig KimbrelFARP
154Jurickson ProfarA's1B, 2B, 3B, SS
155Brandon MorrowCubsRP
156Kenta MaedaDodgersSP, RP
157Mike FoltynewiczBravesSP
158Randal GrichukBlue JaysOF
159Jake LambDiamondbacks1B*, 3B
160Shohei OhtaniAngelsUTIL
161Trevor MayTwinsRP
162Carlos MartinezCardinalsSP, RP
163Jimmy NelsonBrewersSP
164Kevin KiermaierRaysOF
165Buster PoseyGiantsC, 1B
166Nick PivettaPhilliesSP
167Chris ArcherPiratesSP
168Wilson RamosRaysC
169Yadier MolinaCardinalsC
170Luke VoitYankees1B
171Michael BrantleyAstrosOF
172Andrew HeaneyAngelsSP
173Miguel SanoTwins1B, 3B
174Chris TaylorDodgers2B, SS, OF
175Jose AlvaradoRaysRP
176Hyun-jin RyuDodgersSP
177Victor RoblesNationalsOF
178Ender InciarteBravesOF
179Cesar HernandezPhillies2B
180Paul DeJongCardinalsSS
181Nomar MazaraRangersOF
182Domingo SantanaMarinersOF
183Nick SenzelReds3B, OF*
184Jordan HicksCardinalsRP
185Matt BarnesRed SoxRP
186Welington CastilloWhite SoxC
187Ryan O'HearnRoyals1B
188Eduardo EscobarDiamondbacks3B, SS
189Arodys VizcainoBravesRP
190Kyle GibsonTwinsSP
191Ryan ZimmermanNationals1B
192Marcus SemienA'sSS
193Josh HaderBrewersRP
194Adam EatonNationalsOF
195Alex WoodRedsSP
196Rich HillDodgersSP
197Brad BoxbergerRoyalsRP
198Elvis AndrusRangersSS
199Yuli GurrielAstros1B, 2B, 3B
200Wilmer FloresDiamondbacks1B, 2B, 3B
201Eloy JimenezWhite SoxOF
202Maikel FrancoPhillies3B
203Yan GomesNationalsC
204Danny JansenBlue JaysC
205Zack GodleyDiamondbacksSP
206Amed RosarioMetsSS
207Ian HappCubs3B, OF
208Andrew MillerCardinalsRP
209Manuel MargotPadresOF
210Julio UriasDodgersSP, RP
211Dellin BetancesYankeesRP
212Trey ManciniOrioles1B, OF
213Sergio RomoMarlinsRP
214Cody AllenAngelsRP
215Jorge AlfaroMarlinsC
216Michael WachaCardinalsSP
217Ryon HealyMariners1B
218Jake BauersIndians1B, OF
219Harrison BaderCardinalsOF
220Josh BellPirates1B
221Nathan EovaldiRed SoxSP
222Jackie Bradley Jr.Red SoxOF
223Robinson ChirinosAstrosC
224Kyle FreelandRockiesSP
225Joey LucchesiPadresSP
226Shane GreeneTigersRP
227Scott ScheblerRedsOF
228Pedro StropCubsRP
229Delino DeshieldsRangersOF
230Kendrys MoralesBlue Jays1B
231Asdrubal CabreraRangers2B, 3B, SS
232Will SmithGiantsRP
233Sean NewcombBravesSP
234Jon GrayRockiesSP
235Vince VelasquezPhilliesSP
236Cole HamelsCubsSP
237Odubel HerreraPhilliesOF
238Avisail GarciaRaysOF
239Alex ReyesCardinalsSP, RP
240Yonder AlonsoWhite Sox1B
241Willy AdamesRays2B, SS
242Jose QuintanaCubsSP
243Joc PedersonDodgersOF
244Jonathan SchoopTwins2B
245Tyler WhiteAstros1B
246Jon LesterCubsSP
247Yusei KikuchiMarinersSP
248Leonys MartinIndiansOF
249Ramon LaureanoA'sOF
250Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B, SS
251Ronald GuzmanRangers1B
252Dallas KeuchelFASP
253Kyle SeagerMariners3B
254Brandon NimmoMetsOF
255Mark TrumboOriolesOF
256Hunter StricklandMarinersRP
257Corey DickersonPiratesOF
258Jake ArrietaPhilliesSP
259Shin-Soo ChooRangersOF
260Francisco MejiaPadresC
261Garrett HampsonRockies2B, SS
262Byron BuxtonTwinsOF
263Austin MeadowsRaysOF
264Mike ZuninoRaysC
265Jeimer CandelarioTigers3B
266Tyler GlasnowRaysSP, RP
267Jake MusgrovePiratesSP
268John HicksTigersC, 1B
269Ian KinslerPadres2B
270Jason KipnisIndians2B
271Anibal SanchezNationalsSP
272Orlando ArciaBrewersSS
273Evan LongoriaGiants3B
274Touki ToussaintBravesSP
275Kevin PillarBlue JaysOF
276Luke WeaverDiamondbacksSP
277Collin McHughAstrosSP*, RP
278Adam OttavinoYankeesRP
279Jorge SolerRoyalsOF
280Brandon WoodruffBrewersSP, RP
281Steve PearceRed Sox1B, OF
282Jorge PolancoTwinsSS
283Brandon BeltGiants1B
284Marco GonzalesMarinersSP
285Albert PujolsAngels1B
286Dansby SwansonBravesSS
287Jed LowrieMets2B, 3B
288Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 2B, 3B
289Didi GregoriusYankeesSS
290Renato NunezOrioles3B
291Kevin GausmanBravesSP
292Brad PeacockAstrosRP
293Ross StriplingDodgersSP, RP
294Willians AstudilloTwinsC, 3B
295Peter AlonsoMets1B
296Jesus LuzardoA'sSP
297Niko GoodrumTigers1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
298Fernando Tatis Jr.PadresSS
299Josh JamesAstrosSP
300Austin BarnesDodgersC

*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season