Dynasty Rankings: Top 150 Hitters To Own In Dynasty Leagues Entering 2018

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There’s a saying that there is no off-season when it comes to dynasty fantasy baseball, so I’m back after a seven-month hiatus with Pitcher List’s Way Early Top 150 Dynasty Bats for 2018.

I’ve ranked players based on their prior performances, youth, future potential, position scarcity, and team composition (the talent around the player). I’m also more bullish on prospects this year as there are some very impressive young men coming out of the minors such as Ronald Acuna, Eloy Jimenez, Gleybar Torres, Victor Robles, and Vlad Guerrero Jr. I would not be surprised in three or more of these guys became all-stars.

One of the tougher rankings was Cody Bellinger vs. Aaron Judge. I know that Judge is a few years older, but I really like his .422 OBP and intimidating 6’7″ 282lb frame over Bellinger. But make no mistake, both should remain household names for the next 7-10 years if they remain healthy.

Giancarlo Stanton also shoots up the rankings with a season that dynasty owners have been salivating over for years. If owners were wondering what a healthy Stanton could do in a season, use this season as the benchmark. He will be 28 next season and, barring injury, could put up some more jaw-dropping numbers.

Anyway, enough of my yappin’. On to the list! Let’s dissect them together in the comments

Rank

Player

Position

1

Mike Trout

OF

2

Bryce Harper

OF

3

Jose Altuve

2B

4

Carlos Correa

SS

5

Kris Bryant

3B

6

Nolan Arenado

3B

7

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

8

Mookie Betts

OF

9

Corey Seager

SS

10

Giancarlo Stanton

OF

11

Aaron Judge

OF

12

Trea Turner

SS

13

Manny Machado

SS

14

Francisco Lindor

SS

15

Cody Bellinger

1B/OF

16

Anthony Rizzo

1B

17

Freddie Freeman

1B

18

J.D. Martinez

OF

19

Miguel Sano

3B

20

Joey Votto

1b

21

Anthony Rendon

3B

22

Gary Sanchez

C

23

Christian Yelich

OF

24

George Springer

OF

25

Rhys Hoskins

1B/OF

26

Charlie Blackmon

OF

27

Yoan Moncada

2B

28

Andrew Benintendi

OF

29

Marcell Ozuna

OF

30

Alex Bregman

3B/SS

31

Xander Bogaerts

SS

32

Mike Moustakas

3B

33

Josh Donaldson

3B

34

Jake Lamb

3B

35

Daniel Murphy

2B

36

Michael Conforto

OF

37

Starling Marte

OF

38

Dee Gordon

2B

39

Justin Upton

OF

40

Kyle Seager

3B

41

Buster Posey

C/1B

42

Victor Robles

OF

43

Billy Hamilton

OF

44

Justin Turner

3B

45

Miguel Cabrera

1B

46

Wil Myers

1B

47

Jose Abreu

1B

48

Andrew McCutchen

OF

49

Rafael Devers

3B

50

Rougned Odor

2B

51

Ronald Acuna

OF

52

Yoenis Cespedes

OF

53

Amed Rosario

SS

54

Willson Contreras

C

55

Joey Gallo

3B/1B

56

Javier Baez

2B/SS

57

Brian Dozier

2B

58

Kyle Schwarber

OF

59

Nomar Mazara

OF

60

Jose Ramirez

3B/2B

61

Vladimir Guerrero Jr

OF

62

Yasiel Puig

OF

63

Corey Dickerson

OF

64

Eloy Jimenez

OF

65

Gleyber Torres

SS

66

Ryan Zimmerman

1B

67

Ryan Braun

OF

68

Byron Buxton

OF

69

Robinson Cano

2B

70

Dansby Swanson

SS

71

Kyle Tucker

OF

72

Addison Russell

SS

73

Nelson Cruz

DH

74

Elvis Andrus

SS

75

Josh Bell

1B

76

A.J. Pollock

OF

77

Yasmani Grandal

C

78

Hunter Renfroe

OF

79

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

80

Gregory Polanco

OF

81

Jean Segura

SS

82

Jackie Bradley Jr.

OF

83

Brendan Rodgers

SS

84

Ian Happ

OF/2B

85

Matt Carpenter

1B

86

Khris Davis

OF

87

Joc Pederson

OF

88

David Dahl

OF

89

Eric Hosmer

1B

90

Raimel Tapia

OF

91

Nick Castellanos

3B

92

Nick Senzel

3B

93

Trevor Story

SS

94

DJ LeMahieu

2B

95

Travis Shaw

3B

96

Jonathan Schoop

2B

97

Lewis Brinson

OF

98

Eric Thames

1B/OF

99

Chris Davis

1B

100

Jonathan Lucroy

C

101

Steven Souza Jr.

OF

102

Brandon Belt

1B

103

Tommy Pham

OF

104

Starlin Castro

2B

105

Odubel Herrera

OF

106

Carlos Santana

1B

107

Maikel Franco

3B

108

Kevin Maitan

SS

109

JT Realmuto

C

110

Greg Bird

1B

111

Adam Eaton

OF

112

Salvador Perez

C

113

Evan Longoria

3B

114

Ender Inciarte

OF

115

Jonathan Villar

2B

116

Clint Frazier

OF

117

Tim Anderson

SS

118

Luis Robert

OF

119

Adam Duvall

OF

120

DiDi Gregorius

SS

121

Jedd Gyorko

3B

122

Stephen Piscotty

OF

123

Francisco Mejia

C

124

Nick Williams

OF

125

Raul Mondesi Jr.

SS/2B

126

Jason Kipnis

2B

127

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

128

Manuel Margot

OF

129

Avisail Garcia

OF

130

Ozzie Albies

2B

131

Jose Peraza

2B/SS

132

Jeimer Candelario

3B

133

Franklin Barreto

SS

134

Domingo Santana

OF

135

Trey Mancini

OF/1B

136

Scooter Gennett

2B

137

Justin Bour

1B

138

Austin Meadows

OF

139

Ryan McMahon

3B

140

Chris Taylor

OF/SB

141

Lorenzo Cain

OF

142

Willie Calhoun

2B

143

Bradley Zimmer

OF

144

Dominic Smith

1B

145

Mike Zunino

C

146

Scott Kingery

2B

147

Matt Olson

1B

148

Alex Verdugo

OF

149

Orlando Arcia

SS

150

Jorge Alfaro

C

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William Wright

UCLA grad and fantasy baseball junkie. Lives in Los Angeles and follows the Dodgers. Works in education and writes for Pitcher List.

13 Responses to “Dynasty Rankings: Top 150 Hitters To Own In Dynasty Leagues Entering 2018”

  1. Mark Weston

    Hoskins 25? Seems a tad heavy. Just a tad.

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  2. Allen Pasquale

    How come Benintendi didn’t make your list???

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  3. Dan M

    Blackmon and Moncada one spot apart?

    And Machado won’t have SS eligibility beyond this year. Gotta bring him down a few spots, no?

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  4. Dan M

    Also curious about putting Seager 5 spots above Lindor. Same age, basically identical AVG, OBP, and power projections, but Lindor has unquestionable better SB projections.

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  5. weezy228

    First, dynasty fantasy lists are really hard to come up with, so thank you for putting the effort in! Next, a comment, that this list is out of order in the 30s, 40s and 50s.

    Lastly, a question: What are some of the assumptions on length of dynasty here? Is it “keep forever”? Over the next 3 years? 5 years? Amount of time plays a huge role. No wrong answer, just some of these rankings feel all over the map (if it’s keep forever, then old guys need to be moved down hard, if it’s just the next couple years, young guys are pushed up too aggressively, if I can paint in broad strokes)

    Thanks a lot! Curious to hear your thoughts!

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  6. Bobby Abreu

    Not sure how you can rank Joc ahead of Hosmer in any format. Hosmer is basically right in his prime and seemed to figure it all out this year. Joc looks like he couldn’t be further away from doing that, let alone a starting spot next year…Also, with your rank of Moustakas at 32 are you betting on the Yankees signing him to a long term deal in the offseason? Just seems a bit high, even if the Yankees do end up with him.

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  7. Chris

    I would want Domingo Santana and Matt Olson over Duvall going forward. Their OBP along with the numbers supporting their hard contact just leave more short and long term upside.

    Reply
  8. Akshay Sachdev

    Will you’re pretty high on Schwarber despite his down season. Thinking he’s gonna turn it around?

    Reply
  9. Ryan

    I really like where you have Anthony Rendon ranked – he had a very quiet under the radar season for a guy with a +.925 OPS (.937!!!!)

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  10. Whipping Post

    One that stands out the most to me is Jose Ramirez at 60. We are talking about a guy who will be 25 all of next year and is coming off a Mookie Betts type season with 2nd/3rd eligibility (which he shouldn’t lose anytime soon.

    It stands out even more when I see Javy Baez and Rougned Odor ahead of him. Odor has more power and less speed than Jo Ram (call it equal) but I’ll take 80-100 points in average any day. As far as Javy is concerned, IMO he hit his ceiling this year. He won’t hit .275 again and 20-25 HR may be his high based on playing time and lack of contact.

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  11. Teddy Two Shoes

    I have both Justin Bour and Matt Olson in a dynasty. It’s obvious I’m going to keep them because of the value I have them for, but why so low? Especially Olson. I don’t expect him to go out and keep up the insane HR/FB rate, but other metrics support his elite power.

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  12. nrutko40

    150 lists are difficult, because every league has different categories. The more complex the league the less appealing some of these guys are. I don’t think you’re missing too much. But if you’re talking the next 3 years. I could find reasons for Andrelton Simmons,Whitt Merrifield,Marwin Gonzalez, Adam Jones, and Josh Reddick to bump some of these guys off the board. Prospect wise Fernando Tatis Jr., Chance Cisco, Bo Bichette. Maitan seems way too high for a guy who may not see the big leagues for 4 years, but I see the upside. Overall nice list. But I think it’s too vague.

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