RANKINGS 2017

2017 Rankings: Top 300 Overall Players For Dynasty Leagues

We follow our Top 150 Dynasty Hitters, Top 100 Dynasty Pitchers, and our Top 50 Dynasty Relief Pitchers with our Top 300 Overall Dynasty Players rankings! I’ve made some adjustment after Spring Training and further research to a handful of players. These ranking take into account proneness to injury, longevity, position scarcity, age, league, potential, home ballpark, and […]


Draft Prep: 9 Overrated Hitters To Avoid In Your Drafts

As the season approaches, your fantasy draft strategy is a necessarily dynamic and dangerously fluid conversation you’re having with yourself. It’s easy to set one’s sights on elite producers and disregard what you could be giving up to land a stud. The truly disciplined fantasy owner must identify the players who are being projected to […]


Ben Palmer’s 10 Bold Predictions for 2017

Across this week and next, the Pitcher List staff will be revealing their 10 bold predictions for 2017. We’ll be reviewing them through the year on our podcast as a beautiful custom bobblehead is at stake for the winner at the end of the season. We have some creative predictions and it’s going to be […]


2017 Rankings: Top 100 Dynasty Starting Pitchers

After Tuesday’s Top 150 Dynasty Hitters we continue our dynasty rankings with our 2017 Top 100 Dynasty Starting Pitchers! I find dynasty pitching to be a much more difficult aspect of dynasty baseball than batting. The parity between an elite pitcher and an average pitcher isn’t nearly as wide as an elite batter compared to […]


2017 Rankings: Top 150 Dynasty Hitters

Welcome to dynasty baseball! Well, if you’re an owner of a dynasty team, you’ve probably been playing fantasy baseball all year. You’ve been researching prospects, trying to swindle other owners via trades, following injures, breaking down your competition’s rosters, analyzing MLB trades, and trying to fill that final roster hole keeping you from fantasy glory! […]


Rankings 2017: Top 300 Overall Players For Fantasy Baseball

Before you dive into this list, it’s important to understand that I hate giant overall lists. What are you talking about Nick? They are a critical component to every draft!  No, they aren’t. Ranking each position and having a proper draft plan is much more important. So important that I will be releasing my 2017 Draft Outing […]


Rankings 2017: Top 100 Relief Pitchers for Saves + Holds Leagues

After I ranked the Top 30 Closers and Top 70 Relievers for Holds, it’s now time to put the lists together for all of you in Saves+Holds leagues. Which if you haven’t taken part in one yet, I highly recommend giving it a shot. Middle relievers were always the only players in baseball that constantly […]


The Hold Up Pre-Season Edition: Top 70 Relievers For Holds In 2017

Outside of the few trust worthy options each year, holds are very tricky to predict on a week to week basis. I’d consider 40% of these rankings based on hold potential and 60% based on talent, upside and statistics. Even in leagues where holds are counted, always give more value to saves (the exception being […]


Closing Time Pre-Season Edition: Top 30 Closers for Fantasy Baseball in 2017

After going through our Top 100 Starting Pitchers and all position player rankings, we finally get to the Relievers. Today I will be ranking the 30 current MLB closers and tomorrow we will go through the Top 70 holds options for all of you in holds leagues. Finally on Wednesday, we put it all together […]


2017 Rankings: Top 15 Designated Hitters for Fantasy Baseball

As the 2017 fantasy baseball season approaches, we’ve finished up just about all of our positional rankings, save for designated hitter. The majority of these players (except for three) are eligible at other positions, and since we’ve already written about them, I will just link you to our in depth analysis in their respective articles. If […]


2017 Rankings: Top 80 Outfielders for Fantasy Baseball

We continue with our fantasy rankings in anticipation of the upcoming 2017 fantasy baseball season (which cannot get here soon enough). If you’re reading this and haven’t looked at our Top 20 Outfielders, Top 40 Outfielders, or Top 60 Outfielders articles, take a look before we continue with another 20 outfielders with the Top 60 Outfielders today. […]


2017 Rankings: Top 60 Outfielders for Fantasy Baseball

We continue with our fantasy rankings in anticipation of the upcoming 2017 fantasy baseball season (which cannot get here soon enough). If you’re reading this and haven’t looked at our Top 20 Outfielders or Top 40 Outfielders articles, take a look before we continue with another 20 outfielders with the Top 60 Outfielders today. Tier 5: […]


2017 Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders For Fantasy Baseball

We continue with our fantasy rankings in anticipation of the upcoming 2017 fantasy baseball season (which cannot get here soon enough). Check out my Top 20 Outfielders article from yesterday if you missed it and we’re moving on today with the Top 40 Outfielders for the season ahead. Tier 3: La Tigre 21. Christian Yelich (Miami […]


2017 Rankings: Top 20 Outfielders For Fantasy Baseball

After my colleague Andrew Todd-Smith went over the infield fantasy rankings, I’ll be taking over our outfield rankings starter with the Top 20 Outfielders today. Ultimately I’ll be doing a total of 80 outfielders, with 20 dropping each day during the week. Outfield is a deep, and difficult, position, but it’s where you can get some major […]


2017 Rankings: Top 25 Third Basemen for Fantasy Baseball

We’ve gone over the Top 25 Catchers, Top 25 First Basemen, Top 25 Second Basemen, and Top 25 Shortstops, and today we’re covering the Top 25 Third Basemen for your fantasy leagues. Tier 1: The Mob Bosses 1. Nolan Arenado (Colorado Rockies) — If baseball happened to be illegal and guys who were really good […]


2017 Rankings: Top 25 Shortstops for Fantasy Baseball

The rankings continue like you knew they had to, as we went over our Top 25 Catchers, Top 25 First Basemen, and Top 25 Second Basemen earlier this week. Next up are the Top 25 Shortstops and let’s get to it. Tier 1: Your Side of the Bridal Party 1. Manny Machado (Baltimore Orioles) — […]


2017 Rankings: Top 25 Second Basemen for Fantasy Baseball

The Pitcher List trek through the landscape of what MLB infielders have to offer in the alternate universe of fantasy baseball continues! Herein lies an enumeration of the best bats eligible to slot in at second base after going over The Top 25 Catchers and Top 25 First Basemen earlier this week. Tier 1: The […]


2017 Rankings: Top 25 First Basemen for Fantasy Baseball

I went over the Top 25 Catchers earlier this week and it’s time for some more rankings. The preseason prognosticating here at Pitcher List continues with a rundown of the fellows who play first base you’ll want to keep at the forefront of your fantasy brain for their prowess at the plate. Tier 1: Take […]


2017 Rankings: Top 25 Catchers For Fantasy Baseball

Pitchers and catchers are finally reporting! Getting past that anticipated milestone means the 2017 MLB season is just around the corner and will graciously be upon us soon. The only way for those of us not fortunate enough to live in Arizona or Florida to get our minds off winter and on baseball is to […]


2017 Rankings: Top 160 Starting Pitchers For Fantasy Baseball

After going through the Top 100 last week (well, really Top 125), I’m now going over every other conceivable starter this year to make sure you guys understand why I didn’t elect to have them in the Top 125. Notice that there aren’t number rankings at this point they wouldn’t really serve a purpose – […]