Austin Bristow’s 2019 Top 300 (January Update)

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

 

OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE POS. RANK POS. ELIG.
1 Mike Trout LAA 27 OF1 OF
2 Mookie Betts BOS 26 OF2 OF
3 Jose Ramirez CLE 26 3B1 3B
4 Francisco Lindor CLE 25 SS1 SS
5 Nolan Arenado COL 27 3B2 3B
6 J.D. Martinez BOS 31 OF3 OF
7 Manny Machado FA 26 SS2 SS
8 Alex Bregman HOU 24 3B3 3B, SS
9 Jose Altuve HOU 28 2B1 2B
10 Trea Turner WAS 25 SS4 SS
11 Max Scherzer WAS 34 SP1 SP
12 Bryce Harper FA 26 OF4 OF
13 Chris Sale BOS 30 SP2 SP
14 Paul Goldschmidt STL 31 1B1 1B
15 Jacob deGrom NYM 30 SP3 SP
16 Aaron Judge NYY 26 OF5 OF
17 Trevor Story COL 26 SS5 SS
18 Christian Yelich MIL 27 OF6 OF
19 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 21 OF7 OF
20 Freddie Freeman ATL 29 1B2 1B
21 Aaron Nola PHI 25 SP4 SP
22 Charlie Blackmon COL 32 OF8 OF
23 Blake Snell TB 26 SP5 SP
24 Corey Kluber CLE 32 SP6 SP
25 Javier Baez CHC 26 2B2 2B, 3B, SS
26 Justin Verlander HOU 36 SP7 SP
27 Giancarlo Stanton NYY 29 OF9 OF
28 Clayton Kershaw LAD 31 SP8 SP
29 Kris Bryant CHC 27 3B5 3B, OF
30 Gerrit Cole HOU 28 SP9 SP
31 Anthony Rizzo CHC 29 1B3 1B
32 Andrew Benintendi BOS 24 OF11 OF
33 Trevor Bauer CLE 28 SP10 SP
34 Matt Carpenter STL 33 1B4 1B, 3B
35 Eugenio Suarez CIN 27 3B7 3B
36 Anthony Rendon WAS 28 3B8 3B
37 Carlos Carrasco CLE 32 SP11 SP
38 Starling Marte PIT 30 OF12 OF
39 Carlos Correa HOU 24 SS7 SS
40 Cody Bellinger LAD 23 1B5 1B, OF
41 Lorenzo Cain MIL 32 OF14 OF
42 George Springer HOU 29 OF15 OF
43 Noah Syndergaard NYM 26 SP12 SP
44 Luis Severino NYY 25 SP13 SP
45 Juan Soto WAS 20 OF16 OF
46 Whit Merrifield KC 30 2B3 2B, OF
47 Patrick Corbin WAS 29 SP14 SP
48 Xander Bogaerts BOS 26 SS8 SS
49 Adalberto Mondesi KC 23 SS9 SS
50 Craig Kimbrel FA 30 RP1 RP
51 Mike Clevinger CLE 28 SP15 SP
52 Zack Greinke ARI 35 SP16 SP
53 James Paxton NYY 30 SP17 SP
54 Rhys Hoskins PHI 26 OF18 OF
55 Khris Davis OAK 31 DH1 DH
56 Walker Buehler LAD 24 SP18 SP
57 Edwin Diaz NYM 25 RP2 RP
58 Jameson Taillon PIT 27 SP19 SP
59 Daniel Murphy COL 33 2B4 2B
60 German Marquez COL 23 SP20 SP
61 Stephen Strasburg WAS 30 SP21 SP
62 Aaron Hicks NYY 29 OF19 OF
63 Jose Abreu CHW 32 1B6 1B
64 Eddie Rosario MIN 27 OF20 OF
65 Ozzie Albies ATL 22 2B5 2B
66 Josh Donaldson ATL 33 3B9 3B
67 Jack Flaherty STL 23 SP22 SP
68 Blake Treinen OAK 30 RP3 RP
69 Justin Upton LAA 31 OF21 OF
70 Nicholas Castellanos DET 27 OF22 OF
71 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 20 3B10 3B
72 David Peralta ARI 31 OF23 OF
73 Matt Chapman OAK 25 3B11 3B
74 Corey Seager LAD 25 SS10 SS
75 A.J. Pollock FA 31 OF24 OF
76 Joey Votto CIN 35 1B7 1B
77 Jesus Aguilar MIL 29 1B8 1B
78 Jean Segura PHI 29 SS11 SS
79 Scooter Gennett CIN 28 2B6 2B
80 Zack Wheeler NYM 29 SP23 SP
81 Jose Berrios MIN 24 SP24 SP
82 Mike Foltynewicz ATL 27 SP25 SP
83 Kenley Jansen LAD 31 RP4 RP
84 Joey Gallo TEX 25 1B9 1B, OF
85 David Price BOS 33 SP26 SP
86 Miles Mikolas STL 30 SP27 SP
87 J.T. Realmuto MIA 26 C1 C
88 Travis Shaw MIL 28 2B7 2B, 3B
89 Michael Brantley HOU 32 OF26 OF
90 Roberto Osuna HOU 24 RP5 RP
91 Justin Turner LAD 34 3B13 3B
92 Tommy Pham TB 31 OF27 OF
93 Wil Myers SD 28 3B14 3B, OF
94 Michael Conforto NYM 26 OF29 OF
95 Gary Sanchez NYY 26 C2 C
96 Yasiel Puig CIN 28 OF30 OF
97 Nelson Cruz MIN 38 DH2 DH
98 Aroldis Chapman NYY 31 RP6 RP
99 Madison Bumgarner SF 29 SP28 SP
100 Ross Stripling LAD 29 SP29 SP
101 Mitch Haniger SEA 28 OF31 OF
102 Matt Olson OAK 25 1B10 1B
103 Mallex Smith SEA 26 OF32 OF
104 Max Muncy LAD 29 1B11 1B, 3B
105 Brad Hand CLE 29 RP7 RP
106 Jurickson Profar OAK 25 1B12 1B, 3B, SS
107 Masahiro Tanaka NYY 30 SP30 SP
108 David Dahl COL 23 OF34 OF
109 Brian Dozier WAS 31 2B8 2B
110 Gleyber Torres NYY 22 2B9 2B, SS
111 Raisel Iglesias CIN 29 RP8 RP
112 Dee Gordon SEA 30 2B10 2B, OF
113 Robinson Cano NYM 36 2B11 2B
114 Ender Inciarte ATL 28 OF35 OF
115 Luis Castillo CIN 26 SP31 SP
116 Felipe Vasquez PIT 27 RP9 RP
117 Robbie Ray ARI 27 SP32 SP
118 Yu Darvish CHC 32 SP33 SP
119 Carlos Martinez STL 27 SP34 SP
120 Charlie Morton TB 35 SP35 SP
121 Tyler Glasnow TB 25 SP36 SP
122 Willson Contreras CHC 26 C3 C
123 Elvis Andrus TEX 30 SS14 SS
124 Rougned Odor TEX 25 2B12 2B
125 Nick Pivetta PHI 26 SP37 SP
126 Josh Hader MIL 25 RP10 RP
127 Sean Doolittle WAS 32 RP11 RP
128 Eloy Jimenez CHW 22 OF36 OF
129 Tyler White HOU 28 1B13 1B
130 Jose Leclerc TEX 25 RP12 RP
131 Amed Rosario NYM 23 SS15 SS
132 Andrew McCutchen PHI 32 OF37 OF
133 Jon Lester CHC 35 SP38 SP
134 Kyle Freeland COL 26 SP39 SP
135 Wilson Ramos NYM 31 C4 C
136 Gregory Polanco PIT 27 OF38 OF
137 Kyle Hendricks CHC 29 SP40 SP
138 Yasmani Grandal MIL 30 C5 C
139 Edwin Encarnacion SEA 36 1B14 1B
140 Miguel Andujar NYY 24 3B17 3B
141 Stephen Piscotty OAK 28 OF39 OF
142 Buster Posey SF 32 C6 C, 1B
143 Shohei Ohtani LAA 24 DH3 SP, DH
144 Rafael Devers BOS 22 3B18 3B
145 Mike Soroka ATL 21 SP41 SP
146 Brandon Nimmo NYM 26 OF40 OF
147 Alex Reyes STL 24 SP42 SP
148 Victor Robles WAS 22 OF41 OF
149 Jesse Winker CIN 25 OF42 OF
150 Franmil Reyes SD 23 OF43 OF
151 Tim Anderson CHW 25 SS16 SS
152 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 25 SP43 SP
153 Salvador Perez KC 28 C7 C
154 Harrison Bader STL 25 OF44 OF
155 Mike Moustakas FA 30 3B19 3B
156 Jonathan Schoop MIN 27 2B13 2B
157 Ian Desmond COL 33 1B15 1B, OF
158 Nomar Mazara TEX 23 OF46 OF
159 Cesar Hernandez PHI 28 2B14 2B
160 Yoan Moncada CHW 23 2B15 2B
161 Jon Gray COL 27 SP44 SP
162 Miguel Cabrera DET 35 1B16 1B
163 Tyler Skaggs LAA 27 SP45 SP
164 Nathan Eovaldi BOS 29 SP46 SP
165 Kirby Yates SD 32 RP13 RP
166 Ken Giles TOR 28 RP14 RP
167 Chris Archer PIT 30 SP47 SP
168 Wade Davis COL 33 RP15 RP
169 Marcell Ozuna STL 28 OF47 OF
170 Cole Hamels CHC 35 SP48 SP
171 Billy Hamilton KC 28 OF48 OF
172 Jose Peraza CIN 24 SS17 2B, SS
173 Jonathan Villar BAL 27 2B16 2B
174 Carlos Santana CLE 32 1B17 1B
175 J.A. Happ NYY 36 SP49 SP
176 Corey Knebel MIL 27 RP16 RP
177 Cody Allen LAA 30 RP17 RP
178 Andrelton Simmons LAA 29 SS18 SS
179 Brandon Morrow CHC 34 RP18 RP
180 Andrew Heaney LAA 28 SP50 SP
181 Eduardo Escobar ARI 30 3B20 3B, SS
182 Jose Quintana CHC 30 SP51 SP
183 Seranthony Dominguez PHI 24 RP19 RP
184 Adam Eaton WAS 30 OF49 OF
185 Yadier Molina STL 36 C8 C
186 Jeremy Jeffress MIL 31 RP20 RP
187 Eric Hosmer SD 29 1B18 1B
188 Jose Martinez STL 30 1B19 1B, OF
189 Ryan Braun MIL 35 OF51 OF
190 Jake Arrieta PHI 33 SP52 SP
191 Austin Meadows TB 24 OF52 OF
192 Alex Wood CIN 28 SP53 SP
193 Shane Bieber CLE 24 SP54 SP
194 Will Smith SF 29 RP21 RP
195 Miguel Sano MIN 25 3B21 3B
196 Paul DeJong STL 25 SS20 SS
197 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 32 SP55 SP
198 Avisail Garcia TB 27 OF53 OF
199 Ketel Marte ARI 25 2B17 2B, SS
200 Byron Buxton MIN 25 OF54 OF
201 Kyle Schwarber CHC 26 OF55 OF
202 AJ Minter ATL 25 RP22 RP
203 Hunter Renfroe SD 27 OF56 OF
204 Yusei Kikuchi SEA 28 SP56 SP
205 Nick Markakis ATL 35 OF57 OF
206 Yoshihisa Hirano ARI 35 RP23 RP
207 Rick Porcello BOS 30 SP57 SP
208 Yan Gomes WAS 31 C9 C
209 Joey Wendle TB 29 2B18 2B
210 Shin-Soo Choo TEX 36 OF58 OF
211 Jimmy Nelson MIL 29 SP58 SP
212 Willy Adames TB 23 2B19 2B, SS
213 Kevin Gausman ATL 28 SP59 SP
214 Joshua James HOU 26 SP60 SP
215 Ian Happ CHC 24 3B22 3B, OF
216 Francisco Mejia SD 23 C10 C
217 Matthew Boyd DET 28 SP61 SP
218 Joe Musgrove PIT 26 SP62 SP
219 Jordan Hicks STL 22 RP24 RP
220 Marcus Semien OAK 28 SS23 SS
221 Rich Hill LAD 39 SP63 SP
222 Dallas Keuchel FA 31 SP64 SP
223 Willians Astudillo MIN 27 C11 C
224 C.J. Cron MIN 29 1B20 1B
225 Zack Godley ARI 28 SP65 SP
226 Archie Bradley ARI 26 RP25 RP
227 Jorge Polanco MIN 25 SS24 SS
228 Francisco Cervelli PIT 33 C12 C
229 Chris Taylor LAD 28 SS25 SS, OF
230 Kyle Tucker HOU 21 OF61 OF
231 Julio Urias LAD 22 SP66 SP
232 Corey Dickerson PIT 29 OF62 OF
233 Arodys Vizcaino ATL 28 RP26 RP
234 Michael Fulmer DET 26 SP67 SP
235 Kenta Maeda LAD 30 SP68 SP
236 David Robertson PHI 33 RP27 RP
237 Luke Voit NYY 28 1B21 1B
238 Willie Calhoun TEX 24 OF63 OF
239 Nick Senzel CIN 24 3B23 3B
240 Blake Parker MIN 34 RP28 RP
241 Jed Lowrie NYM 35 2B20 2B
242 Tucker Barnhart CIN 28 C13 C
243 Manuel Margot SD 24 OF64 OF
244 Danny Jansen TOR 24 C14 C
245 Luke Weaver ARI 24 SP69 SP
246 Sonny Gray CIN 29 SP70 SP
247 Adam Ottavino NYY 33 RP29 RP
248 Randall Grichuk TOR 27 OF65 OF
249 Caleb Smith MIA 26 SP71 SP
250 Touki Toussaint ATL 23 SP72 SP
251 Dinelson Lamet SD 26 SP73 SP
252 Anthony Swarzak SEA 33 RP30 RP
253 Garrett Hampson COL 24 2B21 2B
254 Andrew Miller STL 33 RP31 RP
255 DJ LeMahieu NYY 30 2B22 2B
256 Dansby Swanson ATL 25 SS26 SS
257 Bo Bichette TOR 21 SS27 SS
258 Mike Zunino TB 28 C15 C
259 Scott Kingery PHI 25 2B23 2B
260 Steven Matz NYM 28 SP71 SP
261 Justin Smoak TOR 32 1B22 1B
262 Dereck Rodriguez SF 27 SP75 SP
263 Joey Lucchesi SD 26 SP76 SP
264 Greg Bird NYY 26 1B23 1B
265 Alex Colome CHW 30 RP32 RP
266 Johan Camargo ATL 25 3B24 3B, SS
267 Yuli Gurriel HOU 35 1B24 1B, 3B
268 Joc Pederson LAD 27 OF66 OF
269 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TB 25 2B25 2B, SS
270 Kyle Seager SEA 31 3B26 3B
271 Brett Gardner NYY 35 OF67 OF
272 Jeurys Familia NYM 29 RP33 RP
273 Jake Bauers CLE 23 1B25 1B, OF
274 Reynaldo Lopez CHW 25 SP77 SP
275 Dellin Betances NYY 31 RP34 RP
276 Jesus Luzardo OAK 21 SP78 SP
277 Keon Broxton NYM 29 OF69 OF
278 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 34 1B26 1B
279 Austin Barnes LAD 29 C16 C
280 Yandy Diaz TB 27 1B27 1B
281 Justin Bour LAA 30 1B28 1B
282 Dylan Bundy BAL 26 SP79 SP
283 Asdrubal Cabrera TEX 33 2B26 2B, 3B, SS
284 Marwin Gonzalez FA 30 1B29 1B, 2B, SS, OF
285 Carlos Rodon CHW 26 SP80 SP
286 Brandon Belt SF 30 1B30 1B
287 Forrest Whitley HOU 21 SP81 SP
288 Teoscar Hernandez TOR 26 OF71 OF
289 Mike Minor TEX 31 SP82 SP
290 Peter Alonso NYM 24 1B30 1B
291 Welington Castillo CHW 32 C17 C
292 Jay Bruce SEA 32 OF72 OF
293 Scott Schebler CIN 28 OF73 OF
294 Matt Kemp CIN 34 OF74 OF
295 Josh Bell PIT 26 1B31 1B
296 Jeff McNeil NYM 26 2B28 2B
297 Derek Holland SF 32 SP83 SP
298 Mark Melancon SF 34 RP35 RP
299 Luiz Gohara ATL 22 SP84 SP
300 Didi Gregorius NYY 29 SS32 SS


Positional Rankings

Catcher

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
C1 87 J.T. Realmuto MIA 28
C2 95 Gary Sanchez NYY 26
C3 122 Willson Contreras CHC 26
C4 135 Wilson Ramos NYM 31
C5 138 Yasmani Grandal MIL 30
C6 142 Buster Posey SF 32
C7 153 Salvador Perez KC 28
C8 185 Yadier Molina STL 36
C9 208 Yan Gomes WAS 31
C10 216 Francisco Mejia SD 23
C11 223 Willians Astudillo MIN 27
C12 228 Francisco Cervelli PIT 33
C13 242 Tucker Barnhart CIN 28
C14 244 Danny Jansen TOR 24
C15 258 Mike Zunino TB 28
C16 279 Austin Barnes LAD 29
C17 291 Welington Castillo CHW 31
C18 #N/A Robinson Chirinos HOU 35
C19 #N/A Kurt Suzuki WAS 35
C20 #N/A Travis d’Arnaud NYM 30

 

First Base

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
1B1 14 Paul Goldschmidt STL 31
1B2 20 Freddie Freeman ATL 29
1B3 31 Anthony Rizzo CHC 29
1B4 34 Matt Carpenter STL 33 3B
1B5 40 Cody Bellinger LAD 23 OF
1B6 63 Jose Abreu CWS 32
1B7 76 Joey Votto CIN 35
1B8 77 Jesus Aguilar MIL 29
1B9 84 Joey Gallo TEX 25 3B
1B10 102 Matt Olson OAK 25
1B11 104 Max Muncy LAD 29 3B
1B12 106 Jurickson Profar OAK 25 3B, SS
1B13 129 Tyler White HOU 28
1B14 139 Edwin Encarnacion SEA 36
1B15 157 Ian Desmond COL 33 OF
1B16 162 Miguel Cabrera DET 35
1B17 174 Carlos Santana CLE 32
1B18 187 Eric Hosmer SD 29
1B19 188 Jose Martinez STL 30 OF
1B20 224 C.J. Cron MIN 29

 

Second Base

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
2B1 9 Jose Altuve HOU 29
2B2 25 Javier Baez CHC 27 SS
2B3 46 Whit Merrifield KC 31 OF
2B4 59 Daniel Murphy COL 35
2B5 65 Ozzie Albies ATL 22
2B6 79 Scooter Gennett CIN 29
2B7 88 Travis Shaw MIL 29 3B
2B8 109 Brian Dozier WAS 33
2B9 110 Gleyber Torres NYY 22 SS
2B10 112 Dee Gordon SEA 31 OF
2B11 113 Robinson Cano NYM 36
2B12 124 Rougned Odor TEX 26
2B13 156 Jonathan Schoop MIN 28
2B14 159 Cesar Hernandez PHI 30
2B15 160 Yoan Moncada CWS 24
2B16 173 Jonathan Villar BAL 28
2B17 199 Ketel Marte ARI 25 SS
2B18 209 Joey Wendle TB 29
2B19 212 Willy Adames TB 23
2B20 241 Jed Lowrie NYM 35

 

Third Base

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
3B1 3 Jose Ramirez CLE 26
3B2 5 Nolan Arenado COL 28
3B3 8 Alex Bregman HOU 25 SS
3B4 25 Javier Baez CHC 26 2B, SS
3B5 29 Kris Bryant CHC 27 OF
3B6 34 Matt Carpenter STL 33 1B
3B7 35 Eugenio Suarez CIN 28
3B8 36 Anthony Rendon WSH 29
3B9 66 Josh Donaldson ATL 34
3B10 71 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 20
3B11 73 Matt Chapman OAK 26
3B12 88 Travis Shaw MIL 29 2B
3B13 91 Justin Turner LAD 35
3B14 93 Wil Myers SD 28 OF
3B15 104 Max Muncy LAD 28 1B
3B16 106 Jurickson Profar TEX 26 1B, SS
3B17 140 Miguel Andujar NYY 24
3B18 144 Rafael Devers BOS 23
3B19 155 Mike Moustakas FA 31
3B20 181 Eduardo Escobar ARI 30 SS

 

Shortstop

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
SS1 4 Francisco Lindor CLE 25
SS2 7 Manny Machado FA 26
SS3 8 Alex Bregman HOU 25 3B
SS4 10 Trea Turner WSH 26
SS5 17 Trevor Story COL 26
SS6 25 Javier Baez CHC 26 2B, 3B
SS7 39 Carlos Correa HOU 25
SS8 48 Xander Bogaerts BOS 27
SS9 49 Adalberto Mondesi KC 23
SS10 74 Corey Seager LAD 25
SS11 78 Jean Segura PHI 30
SS12 106 Jurickson Profar TEX 26 1B, 3B
SS13 110 Gleyber Torres NYY 22 2B
SS14 123 Elvis Andrus TEX 31
SS15 131 Amed Rosario NYM 23
SS16 151 Tim Anderson CHW 26
SS17 172 Jose Peraza CIN 25
SS18 178 Andrelton Simmons LAA 30
SS19 181 Eduardo Escobar ARI 30 3B
SS20 196 Paul DeJong STL 25

 

Outfield

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
OF1 1 Mike Trout LAA 28
OF2 2 Mookie Betts BOS 27
OF3 6 J.D. Martinez BOS 31
OF4 12 Bryce Harper FA 27
OF5 16 Aaron Judge NYY 27
OF6 18 Christian Yelich MIL 28
OF7 19 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 22
OF8 22 Charlie Blackmon COL 33
OF9 27 Giancarlo Stanton NYY 30
OF10 29 Kris Bryant CHC 27 3B
OF11 32 Andrew Benintendi BOS 25
OF12 38 Starling Marte PIT 31
OF13 40 Cody Bellinger LAD 24 1B
OF14 41 Lorenzo Cain MIL 33
OF15 42 George Springer HOU 30
OF16 45 Juan Soto WAS 20
OF17 46 Whit Merrifield KC 30 2B
OF18 54 Rhys Hoskins PHI 27
OF19 62 Aaron Hicks NYY 29
OF20 64 Eddie Rosario MIN 28
OF21 69 Justin Upton LAA 32
OF22 70 Nicholas Castellanos DET 27
OF23 72 David Peralta ARI 31
OF24 75 A.J. Pollock FA 32
OF25 84 Joey Gallo TEX 25 1B
OF26 89 Michael Brantley HOU 32
OF27 92 Tommy Pham TB 32
OF28 93 Wil Myers SD 28 3B
OF29 94 Michael Conforto NYM 27
OF30 96 Yasiel Puig CIN 28
OF31 101 Mitch Haniger SEA 28
OF32 103 Mallex Smith SEA 26
OF33 112 Dee Gordon SEA 31 2B
OF34 108 David Dahl COL 23
OF35 114 Ender Inciarte ATL 29
OF36 128 Eloy Jimenez CHW 22
OF37 132 Andrew McCutchen PHI 33
OF38 136 Gregory Polanco PIT 28
OF39 141 Stephen Piscotty OAK 28
OF40 146 Brandon Nimmo NYM 26
OF41 148 Victor Robles WAS 22
OF42 149 Jesse Winker CIN 28
OF43 150 Franmil Reyes SD 23
OF44 154 Harrison Bader STL 25
OF45 157 Ian Desmond COL 34 1B
OF46 158 Nomar Mazara TEX 24
OF47 169 Marcell Ozuna STL 29
OF48 171 Billy Hamilton KC 28
OF49 184 Adam Eaton WSH 31
OF50 188 Jose Martinez STL 30 1B

 

Starting Pitcher

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER Team Age OTHER
SP1 11 Max Scherzer WAS 35
SP2 13 Chris Sale BOS 30
SP3 15 Jacob deGrom NYM 32
SP4 21 Aaron Nola PHI 27
SP5 23 Blake Snell TB 26
SP6 24 Corey Kluber CLE 34
SP7 26 Justin Verlander HOU 37
SP8 28 Clayton Kershaw LAD 32
SP9 30 Gerrit Cole HOU 29
SP10 33 Trevor Bauer CLE 29
SP11 37 Carlos Carrasco CLE 33
SP12 43 Noah Syndergaard NYM 27
SP13 44 Luis Severino NYY 26
SP14 47 Patrick Corbin WAS 29
SP15 51 Mike Clevinger CLE 28
SP16 52 Zack Greinke ARI 36
SP17 53 James Paxton NYY 31
SP18 56 Walker Buehler LAD 24
SP19 58 Jameson Taillon PIT 27
SP20 60 German Marquez COL 24
SP21 61 Stephen Strasburg WAS 31
SP22 67 Jack Flaherty STL 23
SP23 80 Zack Wheeler NYM 29
SP24 81 Jose Berrios MIN 26
SP25 82 Mike Foltynewicz ATL 27
SP26 85 David Price BOS 34
SP27 86 Miles Mikolas STL 30
SP28 99 Madison Bumgarner SF 30
SP29 100 Ross Stripling LAD 29
SP30 107 Masahiro Tanaka NYY 31
SP31 115 Luis Castillo CIN 27
SP32 117 Robbie Ray ARI 28
SP33 118 Yu Darvish CHC 33
SP34 119 Carlos Martinez STL 28
SP35 120 Charlie Morton TB 35
SP36 121 Tyler Glasnow TB 25
SP37 125 Nick Pivetta PHI 26
SP38 133 Jon Lester CHC 35
SP39 134 Kyle Freeland COL 26
SP40 137 Kyle Hendricks CHC 30
SP41 145 Mike Soroka ATL 21
SP42 147 Alex Reyes STL 24
SP43 152 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS 25
SP44 161 Jon Gray COL 28
SP45 163 Tyler Skaggs LAA 27
SP46 164 Nathan Eovaldi BOS 29
SP47 167 Chris Archer PIT 31
SP48 170 Cole Hamels CHC 35
SP49 175 J.A. Happ NYY 36
SP50 180 Andrew Heaney LAA 28
SP51 182 Jose Quintana CHC 30
SP52 190 Jake Arrieta PHI 34
SP53 192 Alex Wood CIN 29
SP54 193 Shane Bieber CLE 24
SP55 197 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD 32
SP56 204 Yusei Kikuchi SEA 28
SP57 207 Rick Porcello BOS 30
SP58 211 Jimmy Nelson MIL 29
SP59 213 Kevin Gausman ATL 28
SP60 214 Joshua James HOU 26
SP61 217 Matthew Boyd DET 28
SP62 218 Joe Musgrove PIT 26
SP63 221 Rich Hill LAD 39
SP64 222 Dallas Keuchel FA 31
SP65 225 Zack Godley ARI 30
SP66 231 Julio Urias LAD 22
SP67 234 Michael Fulmer DET 26
SP68 235 Kenta Maeda LAD 31
SP69 245 Luke Weaver ARI 24
SP70 246 Sonny Gray CIN 29
SP71 249 Caleb Smith MIA 26
SP72 250 Touki Toussaint ATL 23
SP73 251 Dinelson Lamet SD 26
SP74 260 Steven Matz NYM 28
SP75 262 Dereck Rodriguez SF 27

 

Relief Pitcher

 

POS. RANK OVR PLAYER TEAM AGE OTHER
RP1 50 Craig Kimbrel FA 31
RP2 57 Edwin Diaz NYM 26
RP3 68 Blake Treinen OAK 30
RP4 83 Kenley Jansen LAD 32
RP5 90 Roberto Osuna HOU 25
RP6 98 Aroldis Chapman NYY 32
RP7 105 Brad Hand CLE 30
RP8 111 Raisel Iglesias CIN 30
RP9 116 Felipe Vasquez PIT 28
RP10 126 Josh Hader MIL 25
RP11 127 Sean Doolittle WSH 33
RP12 130 Jose Leclerc TEX 25
RP13 165 Kirby Yates SD 32
RP14 166 Ken Giles TOR 29
RP15 168 Wade Davis COL 34
RP16 176 Corey Knebel MIL 28
RP17 177 Cody Allen LAA 31
RP18 179 Brandon Morrow CHC 35
RP19 183 Seranthony Dominguez PHI 24
RP20 186 Jeremy Jeffress MIL 31
RP21 194 Will Smith SF 29
RP22 202 AJ Minter ATL 25
RP23 206 Yoshihisa Hirano ARI 34
RP24 219 Jordan Hicks STL 22
RP25 226 Archie Bradley ARI 27
RP26 233 Arodys Vizcaino ATL 29
RP27 236 David Robertson PHI 33
RP28 240 Blake Parker MIN 34
RP29 247 Adam Ottavino NYY 33
RP30 252 Anthony Swarzak SEA 33

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.

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Comments


Chris

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.

Austin Bristow II

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.

Chris

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

Ro

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!

Austin Bristow II

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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