# Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 300 cheat sheet for 2021

If you thought final yr’s fantasy baseball drafts have been bizarre, welcome to 2021 the place we all know even lower than standard (and did we actually ever know that a lot?). That doesn’t suggest we did not put a number of cautious thought into our high 300 rankings — it simply means it is harder than ever to stability earlier stats (significantly final season) and what to anticipate this season, each when it comes to efficiency and missed video games. Nevertheless, there are nonetheless top-tier stars and late-round sleepers, and fantasy homeowners must know tips on how to discern between them and all of the potential busts in between.

At the very least, it is simply enjoyable to have a look at rankings and take into consideration how a lot smarter you might be than the one who put them collectively, proper? So, whether or not you might be earnestly searching for assist along with your draft otherwise you simply need to really feel superior to the fantasy baseball execs, we’re right here for you.

**2021 FANTASY BASEBALL RANKINGS:Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever**

Our large board begins with a little bit of a shock, as we’re tapping Juan Soto as our No. 1 participant. Many will choose for Ronald Acuna Jr. due to his greater SB potential, however Soto has a barely greater common and RBI upside whereas additionally displaying the flexibility to steal 15-20 SBs. You’re going to be a winner with whoever you go along with — and that features Mookie Betts and even Fernando Tatis Jr. — nevertheless it’s all the time enjoyable to debate the highest spot, so have at it.

The first few rounds are clearly going to be sturdy, and relying the way you prefer to construct your group, you can go in quite a lot of instructions. Outfield, shortstop and third base are all significantly loaded positions — and first base and beginning pitcher are sturdy, as nicely — however much more than deciding what positions to focus on, determining which *classes *to focus on will likely be key. Steals are as soon as once more at a little bit of a premium, so getting a minimum of one 20-SB man early ought to be a precedence for many house owners.

Regardless of your early-round draft technique, likelihood is the highest 30 or 40 gamers in our rankings will likely be many of the high 30 or 40 gamers chosen in your draft. After that, although, something goes. This high 300 is not a glorified mock draft — only a tough define for the general worth of gamers in a vacuum.

We typically do not worth pitchers fairly as extremely as another fantasy websites. This yr, that is most likely extra prudent than ever, as no pitcher threw many innings final yr and critical accidents are much more of a threat. Throw within the unpredictability of wins and saves, in addition to the variance of WHIP and ERA, and you’ve got an especially unstable place. There additionally appear to be extra nearer committees this yr, so reaching for RPs does not actually make sense.

Ultimately, all of it comes all the way down to your league’s settings, draft technique, and the gamers you have already got in your group. It’s all about being versatile and pivoting based mostly on place and class wants. That may imply it makes extra sense to draft somebody ranked 180 over somebody ranked 130 on this record, however that is simply the way it works in fantasy baseball.

If you do not know that by now, then you definately’ll most likely have a number of enjoyable making enjoyable of those rankings.

We’ll be updating this record steadily as wanted, so test again for the newest participant motion all through the spring.

## Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 300 cheat sheet

*Rankings based mostly on 5×5 H2H leagues with ERA, WHIP, Ks, Wins, and Saves as pitching classes and Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and Batting Average as hitting classes. *

*Position eligibility based mostly on Yahoo’s default settings*

** = participant not eligible at a place on draft day however anticipated to play there throughout the season*

Rank |
Player (bats/throws) |
Age (as of 4/1) |
Team |
Position(s) |

1 | Juan Soto (L) | 22 | Nationals | OF |

2 | Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) | 23 | Braves | OF |

3 | Mookie Betts (R) | 28 | Dodgers | OF |

4 | Fernando Tatis Jr. (R) | 22 | Padres | SS |

5 | Christian Yelich (L) | 29 | Brewers | OF |

6 | Trea Turner (R) | 27 | Nationals | SS |

7 | Mike Trout (R) | 29 | Angels | OF |

8 | Trevor Story (R) | 28 | Rockies | SS |

9 | Jose Ramirez (S) | 28 | Indians | 3B |

10 | Shane Bieber (R) | 25 | Indians | P |

11 | Jacob deGrom (R) | 32 | Mets | P |

12 | Francisco Lindor (S) | 27 | Mets | SS |

13 | Manny Machado (R) | 28 | Padres | 3B, SS |

14 | Freddie Freeman (L) | 31 | Braves | 1B |

15 | Cody Bellinger (L) | 25 | Dodgers | 1B, OF |

16 | Anthony Rendon (R) | 30 | Angels | 3B |

17 | Alex Bregman (R) | 27 | Astros | 3B, SS |

18 | Trevor Bauer (R) | 30 | Dodgers | P |

19 | Gerrit Cole (R) | 30 | Yankees | P |

20 | Bryce Harper (L) | 28 | Phillies | OF |

21 | Jose Abreu (R) | 34 | White Sox | 1B |

22 | Pete Alonso (R) | 26 | Mets | 1B |

23 | DJ LeMahieu (R) | 32 | Yankees | 1B, 2B, 3B |

24 | Eugenio Suarez (R) | 31 | Reds | 3B |

25 | Nolan Arenado (R) | 29 | Cardinals | 3B |

26 | Xander Bogaerts (R) | 28 | Red Sox | SS |

27 | Yu Darvish (R) | 34 | Padres | P |

28 | Max Scherzer (R) | 36 | Nationals | P |

29 | Luis Robert (R) | 23 | White Sox | OF |

30 | Bo Bichette (R) | 23 | Blue Jays | SS |

31 | Adalberto Mondesi (S) | 25 | Royals | SS |

32 | Kyle Tucker (L) | 24 | Astros | OF |

33 | Trent Grisham (L) | 24 | Padres | OF |

34 | Rafael Devers (L) | 24 | Red Sox | 3B |

35 | Aaron Judge (R) | 28 | Yankees | OF |

36 | George Springer (R) | 31 | Blue Jays | OF |

37 | Luis Castillo (R) | 28 | Reds | P |

38 | Walker Buehler (R) | 26 | Dodgers | P |

39 | Eloy Jimenez (R) | 24 | White Sox | OF |

40 | Keston Hiura (R) | 24 | Brewers | 1B*, 2B |

41 | Whit Merrifield (R) | 32 | Royals | 2B, OF |

42 | Blake Snell (L) | 28 | Padres | P |

43 | Aaron Nola (R) | 27 | Phillies | P |

44 | J.D. Martinez (R) | 33 | Red Sox | OF |

45 | Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (R) | 22 | Blue Jays | 1B, 3B |

46 | Ozzie Albies (S) | 24 | Braves | 2B |

47 | Gleyber Torres (R) | 24 | Yankees | 2B, SS |

48 | Lucas Giolito (R) | 26 | White Sox | P |

49 | Marcell Ozuna (R) | 30 | Braves | OF |

50 | Tim Anderson (R) | 27 | White Sox | SS |

51 | Brandon Woodruff (R) | 28 | Brewers | P |

52 | Clayton Kershaw (L) | 33 | Dodgers | P |

53 | Luke Voit (R) | 30 | Yankees | 1B |

54 | Paul Goldschmidt (R) | 33 | Cardinals | 1B |

55 | Anthony Rizzo (L) | 31 | Cubs | 1B |

56 | Sonny Gray (R) | 32 | Reds | P |

57 | Corey Seager (L) | 26 | Dodgers | SS |

58 | Jack Flaherty (R) | 25 | Cardinals | P |

59 | J.T. Realmuto (R) | 30 | Phillies | C |

60 | Nelson Cruz (R) | 40 | Twins | UTIL |

61 | Yordan Alvarez (L) | 23 | Astros | OF |

62 | Jorge Soler (R) | 29 | Royals | OF |

63 | Stephen Strasburg (R) | 32 | Nationals | P |

64 | Charlie Blackmon (L) | 34 | Rockies | OF |

65 | Zack Greinke (R) | 37 | Astros | P |

66 | Brandon Lowe (L) | 26 | Rays | 1B, 2B, OF |

67 | Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (R) | 27 | Blue Jays | 2B, OF |

68 | Joey Gallo (L) | 27 | Rangers | OF |

69 | Javier Baez (R) | 28 | Cubs | SS |

70 | Marcus Semien (R) | 30 | Blue Jays | 2B*, SS |

71 | Starling Marte (R) | 32 | Marlins | OF |

72 | Liam Hendricks (R) | 32 | White Sox | RP |

73 | Josh Hader (L) | 26 | Brewers | RP |

74 | Franmil Reyes (R) | 25 | Indians | OF |

75 | Matt Olson (L) | 27 | A’s | 1B |

76 | Nick Castellanos (R) | 29 | Reds | OF |

77 | Michael Conforto (L) | 28 | Mets | OF |

78 | Giancarlo Stanton (R) | 31 | Yankees | OF |

79 | Rhys Hoskins (R) | 28 | Phillies | 1B |

80 | James Karinchak (R) | 25 | Indians | RP |

81 | Kenta Maeda (R) | 32 | Twins | P |

82 | Corbin Burnes (R) | 26 | Brewers | P |

83 | Carlos Correa (R) | 26 | Astros | SS |

84 | Aroldis Chapman (L) | 33 | Yankees | RP |

85 | Jose Altuve (R) | 30 | Astros | 2B |

86 | Cavan Biggio (L) | 25 | Blue Jays | 2B, 3B, OF |

87 | Brad Hand (L) | 31 | Nationals | RP |

88 | Hyun Jin Ryu (L) | 34 | Blue Jays | P |

89 | Tyler Glasnow (R) | 27 | Rays | P |

90 | Raisel Iglesias (R) | 31 | Angels | RP |

91 | Edwin Diaz (R) | 27 | Mets | RP |

92 | Ketel Marte (S) | 27 | D-backs | 2B, SS, OF |

93 | Max Muncy (L) | 30 | Dodgers | 1B, 2B, 3B |

94 | Mike Moustakas (L) | 32 | Reds | 1B, 2B, 3B |

95 | Carlos Carrasco (R) | 34 | Mets | P |

96 | Jesus Luzardo (L) | 23 | A’s | P |

97 | Zac Gallen (R) | 25 | D-backs | P |

98 | AJ Pollock (L) | 33 | Dodgers | OF |

99 | Matt Chapman (R) | 27 | A’s | 3B |

100 | Kris Bryant (R) | 29 | Cubs | 3B, OF |

101 | Yoan Moncada (S) | 25 | White Sox | 3B |

102 | Zach Plesac (R) | 26 | Indians | P |

103 | Patrick Corbin (L) | 31 | Nationals | P |

104 | Kyle Lewis (R) | 25 | Mariners | OF |

105 | Will Smith (R) | 26 | Dodgers | C |

106 | Salvador Perez (R) | 30 | Royals | C |

107 | Josh Donaldson (R) | 35 | Twins | 3B |

108 | Dylan Moore (R) | 28 | Mariners | 2B, 3B, SS, OF |

109 | Christian Walker (R) | 30 | D-backs | 1B |

110 | Ryan Pressly (R) | 32 | Astros | RP |

111 | Kenley Jansen (R) | 33 | Dodgers | RP |

112 | Kyle Hendricks (R) | 31 | Cubs | P |

113 | Jeff McNeil (L) | 28 | Mets | 2B, 3B, OF |

114 | Ian Happ (S) | 26 | Cubs | 2B, 3B, OF |

115 | Nick Solak (R) | 25 | Rangers | 2B, 3B, OF |

116 | Eddie Rosario (L) | 29 | Indians | OF |

117 | Randy Arozarena (R) | 26 | Rays | OF |

118 | Dinelson Lamet (R) | 28 | Padres | P |

119 | Nick Anderson (R) | 30 | Rays | RP |

120 | Kirby Yates (R) | 34 | Blue Jays | RP |

121 | Mike Yastrzemski (L) | 30 | Giants | OF |

122 | Austin Meadows (L) | 25 | Rays | OF |

123 | Victor Robles (R) | 23 | Nationals | OF |

124 | Tommy Pham (R) | 33 | Padres | OF |

125 | Wil Myers (R) | 30 | Padres | OF |

126 | Devin Williams (R) | 26 | Brewers | RP |

127 | Archie Bradley (R) | 28 | Phillies | RP |

128 | German Marquez (R) | 26 | Rockies | P |

129 | Charlie Morton (R) | 37 | Braves | P |

130 | Jean Segura (R) | 31 | Phillies | 2B, 3B, SS |

131 | Marcus Stroman (R) | 29 | Mets | P |

132 | Zack Wheeler (R) | 30 | Phillies | P |

133 | Byron Buxton (R) | 27 | Twins | OF |

134 | Richard Rodriguez (R) | 31 | Pirates | RP |

135 | Drew Pomeranz (L) | 32 | Padres | RP |

136 | Nick Senzel (R) | 25 | Reds | OF |

137 | Michael Brantley (L) | 33 | Astros | OF |

138 | Chris Paddack (R) | 25 | Padres | P |

139 | Jose Berrios (R) | 26 | Twins | P |

140 | James Paxton (L) | 32 | Mariners | P |

141 | Alec Bohm (R) | 24 | Phillies | 1B, 3B |

142 | Yasmani Grandal (S) | 32 | White Sox | C, 1B |

143 | Willson Contreras (R) | 28 | Cubs | C |

144 | Gary Sanchez (R) | 28 | Yankees | C |

145 | Trevor Rosenthal (R) | 30 | A’s | RP |

146 | Justin Turner (R) | 36 | Dodgers | 3B |

147 | Eduardo Escobar (S) | 32 | D-backs | 2B, 3B |

148 | Ian Anderson (R) | 22 | Braves | P |

149 | Joe Musgrove (R) | 28 | Padres | P |

150 | Greg Holland (R) | 35 | Royals | RP |

151 | Matt Barnes (R) | 30 | Red Sox | RP |

152 | Trey Mancini (R) | 29 | Orioles | 1B, OF |

153 | Austin Riley (R) | 23 | Braves | 3B, OF |

154 | Miguel Sano (R) | 27 | Twins | 1B, 3B |

155 | Giovanny Gallegos (R) | 29 | Cardinals | RP |

156 | Max Fried (L) | 27 | Braves | P |

157 | Ryan McMahon (L) | 26 | Rockies | 1B, 2B, 3B |

158 | Josh Bell (S) | 28 | Nationals | 1B |

159 | Jose Leclerc (R) | 27 | Rangers | RP |

160 | Amir Garrett (L) | 28 | Reds | RP |

161 | Taylor Rogers (L) | 30 | Twins | RP |

162 | Cristian Javier (R) | 24 | Astros | P |

163 | Triston McKenzie (R) | 23 | Indians | P |

164 | Max Kepler (L) | 28 | Twins | OF |

165 | Ryan Mountcastle (R) | 24 | Orioles | 1B, OF |

166 | Dominic Smith (L) | 25 | Mets | 1B, OF |

167 | Anthony Santander (S) | 26 | Orioles | OF |

168 | Teoscar Hernandez (R) | 28 | Blue Jays | OF |

169 | Ke’Bryan Hayes (R) | 24 | Pirates | 3B |

170 | Gio Urshela (R) | 29 | Yankees | 3B |

171 | Kevin Gausman (R) | 31 | Giants | P |

172 | Zach Eflin (R) | 26 | Phillies | P |

173 | Framber Valdez (L) | 27 | Astros | P |

174 | Lance Lynn (R) | 33 | White Sox | P |

175 | Eric Hosmer (L) | 31 | Padres | 1B |

176 | Yuli Gurriel (R) | 36 | Astros | 1B, 3B |

177 | Anthony Bass (R) | 33 | Marlins | RP |

178 | Joc Pederson (L) | 28 | Cubs | 1B, OF |

179 | Marco Gonzales (L) | 29 | Mariners | P |

180 | Frankie Montas (R) | 28 | A’s | P |

181 | Kolten Wong (L) | 30 | Brewers | 2B |

182 | Tommy Edman (S) | 25 | Cardinals | 2B, 3B, SS, OF |

183 | Hunter Renfroe (R) | 29 | Red Sox | OF |

184 | Kyle Schwarber (L) | 28 | Nationals | OF |

185 | Tony Gonsolin (R) | 26 | Dodgers | P |

186 | Didi Gregorius (L) | 31 | Phillies | SS |

187 | Dansby Swanson (R) | 27 | Braves | SS |

188 | Dylan Bundy (R) | 29 | Angels | P |

189 | David Price (L) | 35 | Dodgers | P |

190 | Pablo Lopez (L) | 25 | Marlins | P |

191 | Sixto Sanchez (R) | 22 | Marlins | P |

192 | Shohei Ohtani (L) | 26 | Angels | UTIL |

193 | Jesus Aguilar (R) | 30 | Marlins | 1B |

194 | Jared Walsh (L) | 27 | Angels | 1B |

195 | Clint Frazier (R) | 26 | Yankees | OF |

196 | Aaron Hicks (S) | 31 | Yankees | OF |

197 | Alex Verdugo (L) | 24 | Red Sox | OF |

198 | Ramon Laureano (R) | 26 | A’s | OF |

199 | Garrett Hampson (R) | 26 | Rockies | 2B, SS, OF |

200 | Nick Madrigal (R) | 24 | White Sox | 2B |

201 | Aaron Civale (R) | 25 | Indians | P |

202 | Eduardo Rodriguez (L) | 27 | Red Sox | P |

203 | Leody Taveras (S) | 22 | Rangers | OF |

204 | Corey Kluber (R) | 34 | Yankees | P |

205 | Julio Urias (L) | 24 | Dodgers | P |

206 | Andrew Heaney (L) | 30 | Angels | P |

207 | Sean Murphy (R) | 26 | A’s | C |

208 | Kole Calhoun (L) | 33 | D-backs | OF |

209 | Randal Grichuk (R) | 29 | Blue Jays | OF |

210 | Mitch Haniger (R) | 30 | Mariners | OF |

211 | Diego Castillo (R) | 27 | Rays | RP |

212 | Christian Vazquez (R) | 30 | Red Sox | C, 1B |

213 | Daulton Varsho (L) | 24 | D-backs | C, OF |

214 | Jordan Hicks (R) | 24 | Cardinals | RP |

215 | Alex (*300*) (R) | 32 | Twins | RP |

216 | Kyle Seager (L) | 33 | Mariners | 3B |

217 | Hunter Dozier (R) | 29 | Royals | 1B, 3B, OF |

218 | Craig Kimbrel (R) | 32 | Cubs | RP |

219 | Joakim Soria (R) | 36 | D-backs | RP |

220 | Rafael Montero (R) | 30 | Mariners | RP |

221 | Willy Adames (R) | 25 | Rays | SS |

222 | Amed Rosario (R) | 25 | Indians | SS |

223 | Elvis Andrus (R) | 32 | A’s | SS |

224 | Chris Bassitt (R) | 32 | A’s | P |

225 | Josh Lindblom (R) | 33 | Brewers | P |

226 | Jake Cronenworth (L) | 27 | Padres | 1B, 2B, SS |

227 | Will Smith (L) | 31 | Braves | RP |

228 | Jeimer Candelario (S) | 27 | Tigers | 1B, 3B |

229 | Tyler Mahle (R) | 26 | Reds | P |

230 | Gavin Lux (L) | 23 | Dodgers | 2B |

231 | Shohei Ohtani (R) | 26 | Angels | P |

232 | Griffin Canning (R) | 24 | Angels | P |

233 | Daniel Bard (R) | 35 | Rockies | RP |

234 | Emilio Pagan (R) | 29 | Padres | RP |

235 | Travis d’Arnaud (R) | 32 | Braves | C, 1B |

236 | Mitch Garver (R) | 30 | Twins | C |

237 | Dallas Keuchel (L) | 33 | White Sox | P |

238 | Lance McCullers (R) | 27 | Astros | P |

239 | Mike Soroka (R) | 23 | Braves | P |

240 | Isiah Kiner-Falefa (R) | 26 | Rangers | C, 3B, SS |

241 | Jake McGee (L) | 34 | Giants | RP |

242 | Corey Dickerson (R) | 31 | Marlins | OF |

243 | Andrew McCutchen (R) | 34 | Phillies | OF |

244 | Andrew Benintendi (L) | 26 | Royals | OF |

245 | Stefan Crichton (R) | 29 | D-backs | RP |

246 | Sean Doolittle (L) | 34 | Reds | RP |

247 | Austin Nola (R) | 31 | Padres | C, 1B, 2B |

248 | Chris Archer (R) | 32 | Rays | P |

249 | Dane Dunning (R) | 26 | Rangers | P |

250 | Jose Urquidy (R) | 25 | Astros | P |

251 | Jesse Winker (L) | 27 | Reds | OF |

252 | Nate Lowe (L) | 25 | Rangers | 1B |

253 | Bobby Dalbec (R) | 25 | Red Sox | 1B |

254 | Justin Upton (R) | 33 | Angels | OF |

255 | Willie Calhoun (L) | 26 | Rangers | OF |

256 | Victor Reyes (S) | 26 | Tigers | OF |

257 | Spencer Turnbull (R) | 28 | Tigers | P |

258 | Sandy Alcantara (R) | 25 | Marlins | P |

259 | Dustin May (R) | 23 | Dodgers | P |

260 | Jordan Montgomery (L) | 28 | Yankees | P |

261 | Chris Sale (L) | 32 | Red Sox | P |

262 | Khris Davis (R) | 33 | Rangers | UTIL |

263 | Joey Votto (L) | 37 | Reds | 1B |

264 | Brandon Belt (L) | 32 | Giants | 1B, OF |

265 | Carlos Santana (S) | 34 | Royals | 1B |

266 | Andrew Vaughn (R) | 22 | White Sox | 1B |

267 | Manuel Margot (R) | 26 | Rays | OF |

268 | Deivi Garcia (R) | 21 | Yankees | P |

269 | Adbert Alzolay (R) | 26 | Cubs | P |

270 | Justus Sheffield (L) | 24 | Mariners | P |

271 | Jonathan Schoop (R) | 29 | Tigers | 2B |

272 | Paul DeJong (R) | 27 | Cardinals | SS |

273 | Dylan Carlson (S) | 22 | Cardinals | OF |

274 | Austin Hays (R) | 25 | Orioles | OF |

275 | Adam Eaton (L) | 32 | White Sox | OF |

276 | Lorenzo Cain (R) | 34 | Brewers | OF |

277 | Michael Pineda (R) | 32 | Twins | P |

278 | Drew Smyly (L) | 31 | Braves | P |

279 | Sean Manaea (L) | 29 | A’s | P |

280 | Jorge Polanco (S) | 27 | Twins | SS |

281 | Carter Kieboom (R) | 23 | Nationals | 3B, SS |

282 | Noah Syndergaard (R) | 28 | Mets | P |

283 | Luis Severino (R) | 27 | Yankees | P |

284 | Rougned Odor (L) | 27 | Rangers | 2B, 3B* |

285 | Bryan Garcia (R) | 25 | Tigers | RP |

286 | Hunter Harvey (R) | 26 | Orioles | RP |

287 | Jonathan Villar (S) | 29 | Mets | 2B, SS |

288 | Jon Berti (R) | 30 | Marlins | 2B, 3B, SS, OF |

289 | Michael Kopech (R) | 24 | White Sox | P |

290 | Raimel Tapia (L) | 27 | Rockies | OF |

291 | Gregory Polanco (L) | 29 | Pirates | OF |

292 | Avisail Garcia (R) | 29 | Brewers | OF |

293 | David Peralta (L) | 33 | D-backs | OF |

294 | Willi Castro (S) | 23 | Tigers | 3B, SS |

295 | Brady Singer (R) | 24 | Royals | P |

296 | Elieser Hernandez (R) | 25 | Marlins | P |

297 | David Dahl (L) | 27 | Rangers | OF |

298 | Mike Minor (L) | 33 | Royals | P |

299 | Caleb Smith (L) | 29 | D-backs | P |

300 | Jorge Alfaro (R) | 27 | Marlins | C |