Austin Bristow’s 2019 Top 300 (January Update)

Austin Bristow's January update of his 2019 top 300 redraft rankings.

We’re another month closer to spring training, and while we’re still waiting on the two biggest names to sign, the free agent market is settling in. With each signing and trade, we get a bit clearer picture of the landscape of Major League Baseball in 2019. I’ve also begun my Rankings Debates Series for On the List, which has resulted in quite a few re-evaluations this month in SP, 1B, and 2B.

I’ve been updating my rankings since I posted the original list on Nov. 27 based on free agent signings, trades, and other moves. You can see my list of notable transactions and how that affected the players involved here. Before we get into the updated list, I’ll say a few words about the biggest movers.

 

Biggest Risers

 

Blake Parker (UNR – 240) and Cody Allen (235 – 177): Very Similar to Anthony Swarzak and Alex Colome in last month’s update, Parker and Allen now find themselves in closer roles on new teams. Parker was signed by the Minnesota Twins and should easily slot into the ninth inning. His biggest competitor for save opportunities is Trevor May, so I feel confident the job will be Parker’s coming out of spring training. The story is similar for Allen, who will almost certainly be closing out games for the Los Angeles Angels. Ty Buttrey is the only other notable name in that bullpen at this time, hence Allen’s new top 200 status.

Yasmani Grandal (176 – 138): You’ve got to love a power-hitting catcher going from a pitcher’s park to one of the best hitter’s parks in baseball. I think Grandal now represents one of the safest offensive catchers for 2019. I expect he may challenge his career high 27 home runs, hit in 2016. His 2018 marks of over 40% in both flyball rate and hard-hit rate should work very nicely in Miller Park.

Sonny Gray (UNR – 246), Caleb Smith (UNR – 249), Jesus Luzardo (UNR – 276):  These three starters all found their way into my top 300 players after some re-evaluation on my part and a trade on Brian Cashman’s part. Gray obviously finds himself wearing a Cincinnati Reds uniform nowadays, where he should have a firm role in the rotation and a shot at a comeback season. Alex Fast advocated for the inclusion of Smith and his nasty slider, and I couldn’t help but agree and oblige. After doing a bit of research on Luzardo and taking a closer look at the Oakland Athletics’ rotation, I expect we’ll see the young lefty in the majors sooner rather than later in 2019.

 

Biggest Fallers

 

Zach Britton (277 – UNR) and Adam Ottavino (200 – 247): The New York Yankees are really putting a downer on my new closer hopes. I was super jazzed on the idea of Ottavino signing with the Atlanta Braves to close out games for them, but alas, it was not to be. Now that he and Britton have both signed with the Yankees, neither will likely have a shot at save opportunities, but I still like Ottavino for ratio and strikeout help.

Jeff McNeil (215 – 296): Poor Jeff. I initially had McNeil ranked 204 in November, and I bumped him down a bit to 215 after Robinson Cano was traded to the New York Mets. I expected McNeil to hold the lion’s share of starts at third base, but then the Mets went and signed Jed Lowrie. Now, I just don’t see any clear path to playing time for McNeil, which is an utter shame for a player I was very interested in seeing in 2019.

Chase Anderson (190 – UNR): Everyone assumes that published fantasy baseball writers have combed through their pieces and their rankings, ensuring that everything is in place before publishing. While that is generally the case, occasionally things can slip through the cracks. That is the case with Anderson, who ought not to have made my initial top 300 list but never received a thorough examination to confirm his top-60 SP ranking. Thanks to Fast, that has been brought to my attention and remedied. To be totally clear, I cannot in good conscience recommend drafting Anderson in 2019.

Now, onto the updated top 300!

 

Overall Rankings

 

OVRPLAYERTEAMAGEPOS. RANKPOS. ELIG.
1Mike TroutLAA27OF1OF
2Mookie BettsBOS26OF2OF
3Jose RamirezCLE263B13B
4Francisco LindorCLE25SS1SS
5Nolan ArenadoCOL273B23B
6J.D. MartinezBOS31OF3OF
7Manny MachadoFA26SS2SS
8Alex BregmanHOU243B33B, SS
9Jose AltuveHOU282B12B
10Trea TurnerWAS25SS4SS
11Max ScherzerWAS34SP1SP
12Bryce HarperFA26OF4OF
13Chris SaleBOS30SP2SP
14Paul GoldschmidtSTL311B11B
15Jacob deGromNYM30SP3SP
16Aaron JudgeNYY26OF5OF
17Trevor StoryCOL26SS5SS
18Christian YelichMIL27OF6OF
19Ronald Acuna Jr.ATL21OF7OF
20Freddie FreemanATL291B21B
21Aaron NolaPHI25SP4SP
22Charlie BlackmonCOL32OF8OF
23Blake SnellTB26SP5SP
24Corey KluberCLE32SP6SP
25Javier BaezCHC262B22B, 3B, SS
26Justin VerlanderHOU36SP7SP
27Giancarlo StantonNYY29OF9OF
28Clayton KershawLAD31SP8SP
29Kris BryantCHC273B53B, OF
30Gerrit ColeHOU28SP9SP
31Anthony RizzoCHC291B31B
32Andrew BenintendiBOS24OF11OF
33Trevor BauerCLE28SP10SP
34Matt CarpenterSTL331B41B, 3B
35Eugenio SuarezCIN273B73B
36Anthony RendonWAS283B83B
37Carlos CarrascoCLE32SP11SP
38Starling MartePIT30OF12OF
39Carlos CorreaHOU24SS7SS
40Cody BellingerLAD231B51B, OF
41Lorenzo CainMIL32OF14OF
42George SpringerHOU29OF15OF
43Noah SyndergaardNYM26SP12SP
44Luis SeverinoNYY25SP13SP
45Juan SotoWAS20OF16OF
46Whit MerrifieldKC302B32B, OF
47Patrick CorbinWAS29SP14SP
48Xander BogaertsBOS26SS8SS
49Adalberto MondesiKC23SS9SS
50Craig KimbrelFA30RP1RP
51Mike ClevingerCLE28SP15SP
52Zack GreinkeARI35SP16SP
53James PaxtonNYY30SP17SP
54Rhys HoskinsPHI26OF18OF
55Khris DavisOAK31DH1DH
56Walker BuehlerLAD24SP18SP
57Edwin DiazNYM25RP2RP
58Jameson TaillonPIT27SP19SP
59Daniel MurphyCOL332B42B
60German MarquezCOL23SP20SP
61Stephen StrasburgWAS30SP21SP
62Aaron HicksNYY29OF19OF
63Jose AbreuCHW321B61B
64Eddie RosarioMIN27OF20OF
65Ozzie AlbiesATL222B52B
66Josh DonaldsonATL333B93B
67Jack FlahertySTL23SP22SP
68Blake TreinenOAK30RP3RP
69Justin UptonLAA31OF21OF
70Nicholas CastellanosDET27OF22OF
71Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR203B103B
72David PeraltaARI31OF23OF
73Matt ChapmanOAK253B113B
74Corey SeagerLAD25SS10SS
75A.J. PollockFA31OF24OF
76Joey VottoCIN351B71B
77Jesus AguilarMIL291B81B
78Jean SeguraPHI29SS11SS
79Scooter GennettCIN282B62B
80Zack WheelerNYM29SP23SP
81Jose BerriosMIN24SP24SP
82Mike FoltynewiczATL27SP25SP
83Kenley JansenLAD31RP4RP
84Joey GalloTEX251B91B, OF
85David PriceBOS33SP26SP
86Miles MikolasSTL30SP27SP
87J.T. RealmutoMIA26C1C
88Travis ShawMIL282B72B, 3B
89Michael BrantleyHOU32OF26OF
90Roberto OsunaHOU24RP5RP
91Justin TurnerLAD343B133B
92Tommy PhamTB31OF27OF
93Wil MyersSD283B143B, OF
94Michael ConfortoNYM26OF29OF
95Gary SanchezNYY26C2C
96Yasiel PuigCIN28OF30OF
97Nelson CruzMIN38DH2DH
98Aroldis ChapmanNYY31RP6RP
99Madison BumgarnerSF29SP28SP
100Ross StriplingLAD29SP29SP
101Mitch HanigerSEA28OF31OF
102Matt OlsonOAK251B101B
103Mallex SmithSEA26OF32OF
104Max MuncyLAD291B111B, 3B
105Brad HandCLE29RP7RP
106Jurickson ProfarOAK251B121B, 3B, SS
107Masahiro TanakaNYY30SP30SP
108David DahlCOL23OF34OF
109Brian DozierWAS312B82B
110Gleyber TorresNYY222B92B, SS
111Raisel IglesiasCIN29RP8RP
112Dee GordonSEA302B102B, OF
113Robinson CanoNYM362B112B
114Ender InciarteATL28OF35OF
115Luis CastilloCIN26SP31SP
116Felipe VasquezPIT27RP9RP
117Robbie RayARI27SP32SP
118Yu DarvishCHC32SP33SP
119Carlos MartinezSTL27SP34SP
120Charlie MortonTB35SP35SP
121Tyler GlasnowTB25SP36SP
122Willson ContrerasCHC26C3C
123Elvis AndrusTEX30SS14SS
124Rougned OdorTEX252B122B
125Nick PivettaPHI26SP37SP
126Josh HaderMIL25RP10RP
127Sean DoolittleWAS32RP11RP
128Eloy JimenezCHW22OF36OF
129Tyler WhiteHOU281B131B
130Jose LeclercTEX25RP12RP
131Amed RosarioNYM23SS15SS
132Andrew McCutchenPHI32OF37OF
133Jon LesterCHC35SP38SP
134Kyle FreelandCOL26SP39SP
135Wilson RamosNYM31C4C
136Gregory PolancoPIT27OF38OF
137Kyle HendricksCHC29SP40SP
138Yasmani GrandalMIL30C5C
139Edwin EncarnacionSEA361B141B
140Miguel AndujarNYY243B173B
141Stephen PiscottyOAK28OF39OF
142Buster PoseySF32C6C, 1B
143Shohei OhtaniLAA24DH3SP, DH
144Rafael DeversBOS223B183B
145Mike SorokaATL21SP41SP
146Brandon NimmoNYM26OF40OF
147Alex ReyesSTL24SP42SP
148Victor RoblesWAS22OF41OF
149Jesse WinkerCIN25OF42OF
150Franmil ReyesSD23OF43OF
151Tim AndersonCHW25SS16SS
152Eduardo RodriguezBOS25SP43SP
153Salvador PerezKC28C7C
154Harrison BaderSTL25OF44OF
155Mike MoustakasFA303B193B
156Jonathan SchoopMIN272B132B
157Ian DesmondCOL331B151B, OF
158Nomar MazaraTEX23OF46OF
159Cesar HernandezPHI282B142B
160Yoan MoncadaCHW232B152B
161Jon GrayCOL27SP44SP
162Miguel CabreraDET351B161B
163Tyler SkaggsLAA27SP45SP
164Nathan EovaldiBOS29SP46SP
165Kirby YatesSD32RP13RP
166Ken GilesTOR28RP14RP
167Chris ArcherPIT30SP47SP
168Wade DavisCOL33RP15RP
169Marcell OzunaSTL28OF47OF
170Cole HamelsCHC35SP48SP
171Billy HamiltonKC28OF48OF
172Jose PerazaCIN24SS172B, SS
173Jonathan VillarBAL272B162B
174Carlos SantanaCLE321B171B
175J.A. HappNYY36SP49SP
176Corey KnebelMIL27RP16RP
177Cody AllenLAA30RP17RP
178Andrelton SimmonsLAA29SS18SS
179Brandon MorrowCHC34RP18RP
180Andrew HeaneyLAA28SP50SP
181Eduardo EscobarARI303B203B, SS
182Jose QuintanaCHC30SP51SP
183Seranthony DominguezPHI24RP19RP
184Adam EatonWAS30OF49OF
185Yadier MolinaSTL36C8C
186Jeremy JeffressMIL31RP20RP
187Eric HosmerSD291B181B
188Jose MartinezSTL301B191B, OF
189Ryan BraunMIL35OF51OF
190Jake ArrietaPHI33SP52SP
191Austin MeadowsTB24OF52OF
192Alex WoodCIN28SP53SP
193Shane BieberCLE24SP54SP
194Will SmithSF29RP21RP
195Miguel SanoMIN253B213B
196Paul DeJongSTL25SS20SS
197Hyun-Jin RyuLAD32SP55SP
198Avisail GarciaTB27OF53OF
199Ketel MarteARI252B172B, SS
200Byron BuxtonMIN25OF54OF
201Kyle SchwarberCHC26OF55OF
202AJ MinterATL25RP22RP
203Hunter RenfroeSD27OF56OF
204Yusei KikuchiSEA28SP56SP
205Nick MarkakisATL35OF57OF
206Yoshihisa HiranoARI35RP23RP
207Rick PorcelloBOS30SP57SP
208Yan GomesWAS31C9C
209Joey WendleTB292B182B
210Shin-Soo ChooTEX36OF58OF
211Jimmy NelsonMIL29SP58SP
212Willy AdamesTB232B192B, SS
213Kevin GausmanATL28SP59SP
214Joshua JamesHOU26SP60SP
215Ian HappCHC243B223B, OF
216Francisco MejiaSD23C10C
217Matthew BoydDET28SP61SP
218Joe MusgrovePIT26SP62SP
219Jordan HicksSTL22RP24RP
220Marcus SemienOAK28SS23SS
221Rich HillLAD39SP63SP
222Dallas KeuchelFA31SP64SP
223Willians AstudilloMIN27C11C
224C.J. CronMIN291B201B
225Zack GodleyARI28SP65SP
226Archie BradleyARI26RP25RP
227Jorge PolancoMIN25SS24SS
228Francisco CervelliPIT33C12C
229Chris TaylorLAD28SS25SS, OF
230Kyle TuckerHOU21OF61OF
231Julio UriasLAD22SP66SP
232Corey DickersonPIT29OF62OF
233Arodys VizcainoATL28RP26RP
234Michael FulmerDET26SP67SP
235Kenta MaedaLAD30SP68SP
236David RobertsonPHI33RP27RP
237Luke VoitNYY281B211B
238Willie CalhounTEX24OF63OF
239Nick SenzelCIN243B233B
240Blake ParkerMIN34RP28RP
241Jed LowrieNYM352B202B
242Tucker BarnhartCIN28C13C
243Manuel MargotSD24OF64OF
244Danny JansenTOR24C14C
245Luke WeaverARI24SP69SP
246Sonny GrayCIN29SP70SP
247Adam OttavinoNYY33RP29RP
248Randall GrichukTOR27OF65OF
249Caleb SmithMIA26SP71SP
250Touki ToussaintATL23SP72SP
251Dinelson LametSD26SP73SP
252Anthony SwarzakSEA33RP30RP
253Garrett HampsonCOL242B212B
254Andrew MillerSTL33RP31RP
255DJ LeMahieuNYY302B222B
256Dansby SwansonATL25SS26SS
257Bo BichetteTOR21SS27SS
258Mike ZuninoTB28C15C
259Scott KingeryPHI252B232B
260Steven MatzNYM28SP71SP
261Justin SmoakTOR321B221B
262Dereck RodriguezSF27SP75SP
263Joey LucchesiSD26SP76SP
264Greg BirdNYY261B231B
265Alex ColomeCHW30RP32RP
266Johan CamargoATL253B243B, SS
267Yuli GurrielHOU351B241B, 3B
268Joc PedersonLAD27OF66OF
269Lourdes Gurriel Jr.TB252B252B, SS
270Kyle SeagerSEA313B263B
271Brett GardnerNYY35OF67OF
272Jeurys FamiliaNYM29RP33RP
273Jake BauersCLE231B251B, OF
274Reynaldo LopezCHW25SP77SP
275Dellin BetancesNYY31RP34RP
276Jesus LuzardoOAK21SP78SP
277Keon BroxtonNYM29OF69OF
278Ryan ZimmermanWAS341B261B
279Austin BarnesLAD29C16C
280Yandy DiazTB271B271B
281Justin BourLAA301B281B
282Dylan BundyBAL26SP79SP
283Asdrubal CabreraTEX332B262B, 3B, SS
284Marwin GonzalezFA301B291B, 2B, SS, OF
285Carlos RodonCHW26SP80SP
286Brandon BeltSF301B301B
287Forrest WhitleyHOU21SP81SP
288Teoscar HernandezTOR26OF71OF
289Mike MinorTEX31SP82SP
290Peter AlonsoNYM241B301B
291Welington CastilloCHW32C17C
292Jay BruceSEA32OF72OF
293Scott ScheblerCIN28OF73OF
294Matt KempCIN34OF74OF
295Josh BellPIT261B311B
296Jeff McNeilNYM262B282B
297Derek HollandSF32SP83SP
298Mark MelanconSF34RP35RP
299Luiz GoharaATL22SP84SP
300Didi GregoriusNYY29SS32SS


Positional Rankings

Catcher

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
C187J.T. RealmutoMIA28
C295Gary SanchezNYY26
C3122Willson ContrerasCHC26
C4135Wilson RamosNYM31
C5138Yasmani GrandalMIL30
C6142Buster PoseySF32
C7153Salvador PerezKC28
C8185Yadier MolinaSTL36
C9208Yan GomesWAS31
C10216Francisco MejiaSD23
C11223Willians AstudilloMIN27
C12228Francisco CervelliPIT33
C13242Tucker BarnhartCIN28
C14244Danny JansenTOR24
C15258Mike ZuninoTB28
C16279Austin BarnesLAD29
C17291Welington CastilloCHW31
C18#N/ARobinson ChirinosHOU35
C19#N/AKurt SuzukiWAS35
C20#N/ATravis d’ArnaudNYM30

 

First Base

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
1B114Paul GoldschmidtSTL31
1B220Freddie FreemanATL29
1B331Anthony RizzoCHC29
1B434Matt CarpenterSTL333B
1B540Cody BellingerLAD23OF
1B663Jose AbreuCWS32
1B776Joey VottoCIN35
1B877Jesus AguilarMIL29
1B984Joey GalloTEX253B
1B10102Matt OlsonOAK25
1B11104Max MuncyLAD293B
1B12106Jurickson ProfarOAK253B, SS
1B13129Tyler WhiteHOU28
1B14139Edwin EncarnacionSEA36
1B15157Ian DesmondCOL33OF
1B16162Miguel CabreraDET35
1B17174Carlos SantanaCLE32
1B18187Eric HosmerSD29
1B19188Jose MartinezSTL30OF
1B20224C.J. CronMIN29

 

Second Base

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
2B19Jose AltuveHOU29
2B225Javier BaezCHC27SS
2B346Whit MerrifieldKC31OF
2B459Daniel MurphyCOL35
2B565Ozzie AlbiesATL22
2B679Scooter GennettCIN29
2B788Travis ShawMIL293B
2B8109Brian DozierWAS33
2B9110Gleyber TorresNYY22SS
2B10112Dee GordonSEA31OF
2B11113Robinson CanoNYM36
2B12124Rougned OdorTEX26
2B13156Jonathan SchoopMIN28
2B14159Cesar HernandezPHI30
2B15160Yoan MoncadaCWS24
2B16173Jonathan VillarBAL28
2B17199Ketel MarteARI25SS
2B18209Joey WendleTB29
2B19212Willy AdamesTB23
2B20241Jed LowrieNYM35

 

Third Base

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
3B13Jose RamirezCLE26
3B25Nolan ArenadoCOL28
3B38Alex BregmanHOU25SS
3B425Javier BaezCHC262B, SS
3B529Kris BryantCHC27OF
3B634Matt CarpenterSTL331B
3B735Eugenio SuarezCIN28
3B836Anthony RendonWSH29
3B966Josh DonaldsonATL34
3B1071Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR20
3B1173Matt ChapmanOAK26
3B1288Travis ShawMIL292B
3B1391Justin TurnerLAD35
3B1493Wil MyersSD28OF
3B15104Max MuncyLAD281B
3B16106Jurickson ProfarTEX261B, SS
3B17140Miguel AndujarNYY24
3B18144Rafael DeversBOS23
3B19155Mike MoustakasFA31
3B20181Eduardo EscobarARI30SS

 

Shortstop

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
SS14Francisco LindorCLE25
SS27Manny MachadoFA26
SS38Alex BregmanHOU253B
SS410Trea TurnerWSH26
SS517Trevor StoryCOL26
SS625Javier BaezCHC262B, 3B
SS739Carlos CorreaHOU25
SS848Xander BogaertsBOS27
SS949Adalberto MondesiKC23
SS1074Corey SeagerLAD25
SS1178Jean SeguraPHI30
SS12106Jurickson ProfarTEX261B, 3B
SS13110Gleyber TorresNYY222B
SS14123Elvis AndrusTEX31
SS15131Amed RosarioNYM23
SS16151Tim AndersonCHW26
SS17172Jose PerazaCIN25
SS18178Andrelton SimmonsLAA30
SS19181Eduardo EscobarARI303B
SS20196Paul DeJongSTL25

 

Outfield

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
OF11Mike TroutLAA28
OF22Mookie BettsBOS27
OF36J.D. MartinezBOS31
OF412Bryce HarperFA27
OF516Aaron JudgeNYY27
OF618Christian YelichMIL28
OF719Ronald Acuna Jr.ATL22
OF822Charlie BlackmonCOL33
OF927Giancarlo StantonNYY30
OF1029Kris BryantCHC273B
OF1132Andrew BenintendiBOS25
OF1238Starling MartePIT31
OF1340Cody BellingerLAD241B
OF1441Lorenzo CainMIL33
OF1542George SpringerHOU30
OF1645Juan SotoWAS20
OF1746Whit MerrifieldKC302B
OF1854Rhys HoskinsPHI27
OF1962Aaron HicksNYY29
OF2064Eddie RosarioMIN28
OF2169Justin UptonLAA32
OF2270Nicholas CastellanosDET27
OF2372David PeraltaARI31
OF2475A.J. PollockFA32
OF2584Joey GalloTEX251B
OF2689Michael BrantleyHOU32
OF2792Tommy PhamTB32
OF2893Wil MyersSD283B
OF2994Michael ConfortoNYM27
OF3096Yasiel PuigCIN28
OF31101Mitch HanigerSEA28
OF32103Mallex SmithSEA26
OF33112Dee GordonSEA312B
OF34108David DahlCOL23
OF35114Ender InciarteATL29
OF36128Eloy JimenezCHW22
OF37132Andrew McCutchenPHI33
OF38136Gregory PolancoPIT28
OF39141Stephen PiscottyOAK28
OF40146Brandon NimmoNYM26
OF41148Victor RoblesWAS22
OF42149Jesse WinkerCIN28
OF43150Franmil ReyesSD23
OF44154Harrison BaderSTL25
OF45157Ian DesmondCOL341B
OF46158Nomar MazaraTEX24
OF47169Marcell OzunaSTL29
OF48171Billy HamiltonKC28
OF49184Adam EatonWSH31
OF50188Jose MartinezSTL301B

 

Starting Pitcher

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTeamAgeOTHER
SP111Max ScherzerWAS35
SP213Chris SaleBOS30
SP315Jacob deGromNYM32
SP421Aaron NolaPHI27
SP523Blake SnellTB26
SP624Corey KluberCLE34
SP726Justin VerlanderHOU37
SP828Clayton KershawLAD32
SP930Gerrit ColeHOU29
SP1033Trevor BauerCLE29
SP1137Carlos CarrascoCLE33
SP1243Noah SyndergaardNYM27
SP1344Luis SeverinoNYY26
SP1447Patrick CorbinWAS29
SP1551Mike ClevingerCLE28
SP1652Zack GreinkeARI36
SP1753James PaxtonNYY31
SP1856Walker BuehlerLAD24
SP1958Jameson TaillonPIT27
SP2060German MarquezCOL24
SP2161Stephen StrasburgWAS31
SP2267Jack FlahertySTL23
SP2380Zack WheelerNYM29
SP2481Jose BerriosMIN26
SP2582Mike FoltynewiczATL27
SP2685David PriceBOS34
SP2786Miles MikolasSTL30
SP2899Madison BumgarnerSF30
SP29100Ross StriplingLAD29
SP30107Masahiro TanakaNYY31
SP31115Luis CastilloCIN27
SP32117Robbie RayARI28
SP33118Yu DarvishCHC33
SP34119Carlos MartinezSTL28
SP35120Charlie MortonTB35
SP36121Tyler GlasnowTB25
SP37125Nick PivettaPHI26
SP38133Jon LesterCHC35
SP39134Kyle FreelandCOL26
SP40137Kyle HendricksCHC30
SP41145Mike SorokaATL21
SP42147Alex ReyesSTL24
SP43152Eduardo RodriguezBOS25
SP44161Jon GrayCOL28
SP45163Tyler SkaggsLAA27
SP46164Nathan EovaldiBOS29
SP47167Chris ArcherPIT31
SP48170Cole HamelsCHC35
SP49175J.A. HappNYY36
SP50180Andrew HeaneyLAA28
SP51182Jose QuintanaCHC30
SP52190Jake ArrietaPHI34
SP53192Alex WoodCIN29
SP54193Shane BieberCLE24
SP55197Hyun-Jin RyuLAD32
SP56204Yusei KikuchiSEA28
SP57207Rick PorcelloBOS30
SP58211Jimmy NelsonMIL29
SP59213Kevin GausmanATL28
SP60214Joshua JamesHOU26
SP61217Matthew BoydDET28
SP62218Joe MusgrovePIT26
SP63221Rich HillLAD39
SP64222Dallas KeuchelFA31
SP65225Zack GodleyARI30
SP66231Julio UriasLAD22
SP67234Michael FulmerDET26
SP68235Kenta MaedaLAD31
SP69245Luke WeaverARI24
SP70246Sonny GrayCIN29
SP71249Caleb SmithMIA26
SP72250Touki ToussaintATL23
SP73251Dinelson LametSD26
SP74260Steven MatzNYM28
SP75262Dereck RodriguezSF27

 

Relief Pitcher

 

POS. RANKOVRPLAYERTEAMAGEOTHER
RP150Craig KimbrelFA31
RP257Edwin DiazNYM26
RP368Blake TreinenOAK30
RP483Kenley JansenLAD32
RP590Roberto OsunaHOU25
RP698Aroldis ChapmanNYY32
RP7105Brad HandCLE30
RP8111Raisel IglesiasCIN30
RP9116Felipe VasquezPIT28
RP10126Josh HaderMIL25
RP11127Sean DoolittleWSH33
RP12130Jose LeclercTEX25
RP13165Kirby YatesSD32
RP14166Ken GilesTOR29
RP15168Wade DavisCOL34
RP16176Corey KnebelMIL28
RP17177Cody AllenLAA31
RP18179Brandon MorrowCHC35
RP19183Seranthony DominguezPHI24
RP20186Jeremy JeffressMIL31
RP21194Will SmithSF29
RP22202AJ MinterATL25
RP23206Yoshihisa HiranoARI34
RP24219Jordan HicksSTL22
RP25226Archie BradleyARI27
RP26233Arodys VizcainoATL29
RP27236David RobertsonPHI33
RP28240Blake ParkerMIN34
RP29247Adam OttavinoNYY33
RP30252Anthony SwarzakSEA33

Graphic by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

Austin Bristow II

Raised as an Atlanta Braves fan in central Illinois, Austin Bristow II attended Eureka College. Since cofounding his home league at age 16, Austin has been obsessed with fantasy baseball, always intent to stay ahead of the changes in player value. Austin serves as the Staff Manager for Pitcher List.

  • Avatar Chris says:

    Been seeing Margot ranked very low on everybody’s list this year. While he has his warts, his overall profile is not unsimilar to Lorenzo Cain’s, though like Cain it might me take another season or two before he breaks out.

    • Avatar Austin Bristow II says:

      While I also love Margot’s skillset and own him in my dynasty league, I don’t know if he will get playing time all year in 2019. The Padres have a very full outfield, with Wil Myers the only one that is sure to get at bats, likely in left field. The other two spots will be fought for between Manny Margot, Hunter Renfroe, Franmil Reyes, and Franchy Cordero. While I expect Margot will probably get the lion’s share of palying time in center field, the uncertainty mixed with his disappointing body of work thus far have me cautious going into 2019.

      • Avatar Chris says:

        Fair points. One of those OF needs to move. Margot is the only true CF you have, so I can’t see him moving. Cordero I just don’t see the hype. Yes he has tools, but from what I have seen he is much too like K.Broxton, but without the ability to handle CF adequately

  • Avatar Ro says:

    I think you missed Betances in the top 30 rps… I really like Soto (23-30 range), am I too optimistic? Appreciate the work thanks!

    • Avatar Austin Bristow II says:

      I have Betances as my 34th reliever. Admittedly, compared to some other non-closers, like his new teammate Ottavino, Betances probably does need to move up some. That said, I’m not sure I’ll be able to get him into the top 30 without a clear path to saves.

      I was actually discussing Soto’s ranking this morning with another staff member. Here’s what I told him:
      “Soto has me pretty worried about his current ADP. I love his plate approach and the lineup he’s in, but the underlying numbers from last season suggest a bit of regression. His 54% grounball rate is pretty high for a guy we expect/hope to push 30 home runs. Tack on a 24.7% HR/FB rate, and I think we may see the power drop pretty notably for Soto in 2019.

      That being said he seems to have a pretty safe batting average and OBP floor, which keeps him in the top 50 players.”

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