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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
59Jose BerriosTwinsSP
60Daniel MurphyRockies1B, 2B
61Edwin DiazMetsRP
62Stephen StrasburgNationalsSP
63Travis ShawBrewers1B, 2B, 3B
64Matt OlsonA's1B
65Joey GalloRangers1B, OF
66Zack GreinkeDiamondbacksSP
67Miguel AndujarYankees3B
68Eugenio SuarezReds3B
69Mike ClevingerIndiansSP
70Justin UptonAngelsOF
71Kenley JansenDodgersRP
72Matt CarpenterCardinals1B, 2B, 3B
73Jack FlahertyCardinalsSP
74J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC, 1B
75Clayton KershawDodgersSP
76Vladimir Guerrero Jr.Blue Jays3B
77Aaron HicksYankeesOF
78Nelson CruzTwinsUTIL
79Jesus AguilarBrewers1B
80Jose AbreuWhite Sox1B
81Josh HaderBrewersRP
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
108Dee GordonMariners2B, SS, OF
109Masahiro TanakaYankeesSP
110Kirby YatesPadresRP
111Robbie RayDiamondbacksSP
112Michael ConfortoMetsOF
113Kyle SchwarberCubsOF
114Marcell OzunaCardinalsOF
115Edwin EncarnacionMariners1B
116Jose LeclercRangersRP
117Willson ContrerasCubsC
118Rafael DeversRed Sox3B
119Steven Souza Jr.RaysOF
120Eddie RosarioTwinsOF
121Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox2B, 3B*
122Brian DozierNationals2B
123Miles MikolasCardinalsSP
124David PriceRed SoxSP
125Gregory PolancoPiratesOF
126J.A. HappYankeesSP
127Miguel CabreraTigers1B
128Luis CastilloRedsSP
129Eduardo RodriguezRed SoxSP
130David PeraltaDiamondbacksOF
131David RobertsonPhilliesRP
132Archie BradleyDiamondbacksRP
133Will SmithGiantsRP
134Mallex SmithMarinersOF
135Robinson CanoMets1B, 2B
136Tyler SkaggsAngelsSP
137German MarquezRockiesSP
138Will SmithGiantsRP
139Wade DavisRockiesRP
140Jose PerazaReds2B
141Eric HosmerPadres1B
142Ken GilesBlue JaysRP
143Billy HamiltonRoyalsOF
144Nicholas CastellanosTigersOF
145Alex ColomeWhite SoxRP
146Justin SmoakBlue Jays1B
147Carlos SantanaIndians1B, 3B
148Kyle HendricksCubsSP
149Ryan BraunBrewers1B, OF
150Rick PorcelloRed SoxSP
151Shane BieberIndiansSP
152Craig KimbrelFARP
153Jurickson ProfarA's1B, 2B, 3B, SS
154Brandon MorrowCubsRP
155Kenta MaedaDodgersSP, RP
156Mike FoltynewiczBravesSP
157Randal GrichukBlue JaysOF
158Jake LambDiamondbacks1B*, 3B
159Shohei OhtaniAngelsUTIL
160Trevor MayTwinsRP
161Carlos MartinezCardinalsSP, RP
162Jimmy NelsonBrewersSP
163Kevin KiermaierRaysOF
164Buster PoseyGiantsC, 1B
165Nick PivettaPhilliesSP
166Chris ArcherPiratesSP
167Wilson RamosRaysC
168Yadier MolinaCardinalsC
169Luke VoitYankees1B
170Michael BrantleyAstrosOF
171Brad PeacockAstrosSP*, RP
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
193Adam EatonNationalsOF
194Alex WoodRedsSP
195Rich HillDodgersSP
196Brad BoxbergerRoyalsRP
197Elvis AndrusRangersSS
198Robinson ChirinosAstrosC
199Yuli GurrielAstros1B, 2B, 3B
200Wilmer FloresDiamondbacks1B, 2B, 3B
201Eloy JimenezWhite SoxOF
202Hunter RenfroePadresOF
203Maikel FrancoPhillies3B
204Yan GomesNationalsC
205Danny JansenBlue JaysC
206Zack GodleyDiamondbacksSP
207Amed RosarioMetsSS
208Ian HappCubs3B, OF
209Andrew MillerCardinalsRP
210Manuel MargotPadresOF
211Julio UriasDodgersSP, RP
212Dellin BetancesYankeesRP
213Trey ManciniOrioles1B, OF
214Sergio RomoMarlinsRP
215Cody AllenAngelsRP
216Jorge AlfaroMarlinsC
217Michael WachaCardinalsSP
218Ryon HealyMariners1B
219Jake BauersIndians1B, OF
220Harrison BaderCardinalsOF
221Peter AlonsoMets1B
222Jonathan SchoopTwins2B, SS
223Josh BellPirates1B
224Nathan EovaldiRed SoxSP
225Jackie Bradley Jr.Red SoxOF
226Kyle FreelandRockiesSP
227Joey LucchesiPadresSP
228Shane GreeneTigersRP
229Hunter StricklandMarinersRP
230Scooter GennettReds2B
231Scott ScheblerRedsOF
232Pedro StropCubsRP
233Delino DeshieldsRangersOF
234Byron BuxtonTwinsOF
235Jeremy JeffressBrewersRP
236Kendrys MoralesBlue Jays1B
237Asdrubal CabreraRangers2B, 3B, SS
238Sean NewcombBravesSP
239Jon GrayRockiesSP
240Vince VelasquezPhilliesSP
241Cole HamelsCubsSP
242Odubel HerreraPhilliesOF
243Alex ReyesCardinalsSP, RP
244Yonder AlonsoWhite Sox1B
245Willy AdamesRays2B, SS
246Jose QuintanaCubsSP
247Joc PedersonDodgersOF
248Tyler WhiteAstros1B
249Jon LesterCubsSP
250Yusei KikuchiMarinersSP
251Leonys MartinIndiansOF
252Ramon LaureanoA'sOF
253Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B, SS
254Ronald GuzmanRangers1B
255Dallas KeuchelFASP
256Kyle SeagerMariners3B
257Brandon NimmoMetsOF
258Mark TrumboOriolesOF
259Corey DickersonPiratesOF
260Jake ArrietaPhilliesSP
261Shin-Soo ChooRangersOF
262Jung Ho KangPirates3B
263Francisco MejiaPadresC
264Garrett HampsonRockies2B, SS
265Austin MeadowsRaysOF
266Mike ZuninoRaysC
267Jeimer CandelarioTigers3B
268Tyler GlasnowRaysSP, RP
269Jake MusgrovePiratesSP
270Ian KinslerPadres2B
271Jason KipnisIndians2B
272Anibal SanchezNationalsSP
273Orlando ArciaBrewersSS
274Evan LongoriaGiants3B
275Touki ToussaintBravesSP
276Kevin PillarBlue JaysOF
277Luke WeaverDiamondbacksSP
278Collin McHughAstrosSP*, RP
279Adam OttavinoYankeesRP
280Jorge SolerRoyalsOF
281Adam JonesDiamondbacksOF
282Franmil ReyesPadresOF
283Avisail GarciaRaysOF
284Brandon WoodruffBrewersSP, RP
285Steve PearceRed Sox1B, OF
286Jorge PolancoTwinsSS
287Brandon BeltGiants1B
288Marco GonzalesMarinersSP
289Albert PujolsAngels1B
290Dansby SwansonBravesSS
291Jed LowrieMets2B, 3B
292Ryan McMahonRockies1B, 2B, 3B
293Didi GregoriusYankeesSS
294Renato NunezOrioles3B
295Kevin GausmanBravesSP
296Ross StriplingDodgersSP, RP
297Willians AstudilloTwinsC, 3B
298Niko GoodrumTigers1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
299Fernando Tatis Jr.PadresSS
300Josh JamesAstrosSP

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