Top 300: 2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

It’s that time of year! Teams are reporting for Spring Training, and baseball is alive and well, taking its rightful place from February through October, developing excitement for those with the creative, poetic minds necessary to appreciate it. With that being said, there are also many who like to lay down their cash and try to win their fantasy leagues. While fantasy baseball will never be as popular as the once-per-week lineup construction for fantasy football, it still has its place. For those who love it, here is this season’s Top 300:

NOTE: Don’t forget to check out the Top 100 Prospects for 2016 while you’re here!

1. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels

He's still number one Courtesy: Sports on Earth
He’s still number one
Courtesy: Sports on Earth

2. Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals

3. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Arizona Diamondbacks

4. Josh Donaldson, 3B, Toronto Blue Jays

5. Clayton Kershaw, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

6. Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins

7. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

8. Manny Machado, 3B, Baltimore Orioles

9. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Colorado Rockies

10. Jose Altuve, 2B, Houston Astros

11. Carlos Correa, SS, Houston Astros

12. Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

13. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B, Toronto Blue Jays

14. A.J. Pollock, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

15. Miguel Cabrera, 1B, Detroit Tigers

16. Dee Gordon, 2B, Miami Marlins

17. Max Scherzer, RHP, Washington Nationals

18. Jose Abreu, 1B, Chicago White Sox

19. Anthony Rizzo, 1B, Chicago Cubs

20. Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs

21. Chris Sale, LHP, Chicago White Sox

22. Jake Arrieta, RHP, Chicago Cubs

23. Mookie Betts, OF, Boston Red Sox

24. Chris Davis, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles

25. Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds

26. Madison Bumgarner, LHP, San Francisco Giants

27. David Price, LHP, Boston Red Sox

28. Todd Frazier, 3B, Chicago White Sox

29. J.D. Martinez, OF, Detroit Tigers

30. Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

31. Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies

32. Miguel Sano, 3B, Minnesota Twins

33. Matt Harvey, RHP, New York Mets

34. Carlos Gomez, OF, Houston Astros

35. Matt Carpenter, 2B/3B, St. Louis Cardinals

36. George Springer, OF, Houston Astros

37. Corey Kluber, RHP, Cleveland Indians

Cleveland ace Corey Kluber
Cleveland ace Corey Kluber

38. Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners

39. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

40. Yoenis Cespedes, OF, New York Mets

41. Buster Posey, C/1B, San Francisco Giants

42. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B, Los Angeles Dodgers

43. Jacob deGrom, RHP, New York Mets

44. Kyle Seager, 3B, Seattle Mariners

45. Lorenzo Cain, OF, Kansas City Royals

46. Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies

47. Brian Dozier, 2B, Minnesota Twins

48. Nelson Cruz, DH, Seattle Mariners

49. David Ortiz, DH, Boston Red Sox

50. Prince Fielder, 1B, Texas Rangers

51. Dallas Keuchel, LHP, Houston Astros

52. Jason Heyward, OF, Chicago Cubs

53. Kenley Jansen, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

54. Justin Upton, OF, Detroit Tigers

55. Carlos Carrasco, RHP, Cleveland Indians

56. Troy Tulowitzki, SS, Toronto Blue Jays

57. Wade Davis, RHP, Kansas City Royals

58. Kyle Schwarber, C/OF, Chicago Cubs

59. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Boston Red Sox

Bogaerts may be on his way to a top 20 finish - this spot is a steal if you get him here.
Bogaerts may be on his way to a top 20 finish – this spot is a steal if you get him here.

60. Craig Kimbrel, RHP, Boston Red Sox

61. Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles

62. Chris Archer, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays

63. Jose Fernandez, RHP, Miami Marlins

64. Adrian Beltre, 3B, Texas Rangers

65. Zack Greinke, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

66. Stephen Strasburg, RHP, Washington Nationals

67. Noah Syndergaard, RHP, New York Mets

68. Ian Kinsler, 2B, Detroit Tigers

69. Corey Seager, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers

70. Aroldis Chapman, LHP, New York Yankees

71. Sonny Gray, RHP, Oakland Athletics

72. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Atlanta Braves

73. Felix Hernandez, RHP, Seattle Mariners

74. Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

75. Francisco Lindor, SS, Cleveland Indians

76. Cody Allen, RHP, Cleveland Indians

77. Jon Lester, LHP, Chicago Cubs

78. Eric Hosmer, 1B, Kansas City Royals

79. Matt Kemp, OF, San Diego Padres

80. Hunter Pence, OF, San Francisco Giants

81. Albert Pujols, 1B, Los Angeles Angels

82. Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

83. Ken Giles, RHP, Houston Astros

84. Johnny Cueto, RHP, San Francisco Giants

85. Adam Eaton, OF, Chicago White Sox

86. Jose Reyes, SS, Colorado Rockies

87. Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians

88. Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, New York Yankees

89. Jonathan Lucroy, C, Milwaukee Brewers

90. David Peralta, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

91. Ben Revere, OF, Washington Nationals

92. Brandon Belt, 1B/OF, San Francisco Giants

93. Rougned Odor, 2B, Texas Rangers

94. Jason Kipnis, 2B, Cleveland Indians

95. Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins

96. Danny Salazar, RHP, Cleveland Indians

97. Trevor Rosenthal, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

98. Kole Calhoun, OF, Los Angeles Angels

99. Corey Dickerson, OF/DH, Tampa Bay Rays

100. Yasiel Puig, OF, Los Angeles DodgersYasielPuigBatFlipSide

101. Marcus Stroman, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays

102. Brian McCann, C, New York Yankees

103. Carlos Martinez, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

104 Adam Wainwright, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

105. Kolten Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

106. DJ LeMahieu, 2B, Colorado Rockies

107. Mark Melancon, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

108. Zach Britton, LHP, Baltimore Orioles

109. Tyson Ross, RHP, San Diego Padres

110. Evan Gattis, DH, Houston Astros

111. Garrett Richards, RHP, Los Angeles Angels

112. David Robertson, RHP, Chicago White Sox

113. Drew Smyly, LHP, Tampa Bay Rays

114. Maikel Franco, 3B, Philadelphia Phillies

115. Hanley Ramirez, 1B, Boston Red Sox

116. Jeurys Familia, RHP, New York Mets

117. Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Texas Rangers

118. Randal Grichuk, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

119. Jeff Samardzija, RHP, San Francisco Giants

120. Cole Hamels, LHP, Philadelphia Phillies

121. Hector Rondon, RHP, Chicago Cubs

122. Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati Reds

Reds OF and speedster, Billy Hamilton
Reds OF and speedster, Billy Hamilton

123. Khris Davis, OF, Oakland Athletics

124. Neil Walker, 2B, New York Mets

125. Francisco Rodriguez, RHP, Detroit Tigers

126. Elvis Andrus, SS, Texas Rangers

127. Daniel Murphy, 2B/3B, Washington Nationals

128. Jordan Zimmermann, RHP, Detroit Tigers

129. Ender Inciarte, OF, Atlanta Braves

130. Evan Longoria, 3B, Tampa Bay Rays

131. Byung Ho Park, 1B, Minnesota Twins

132. Ben Zobrist, 2B/OF, Chicago Cubs

133. Kendrys Morales, DH, Kansas City Royals

134. Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds

135. Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees

136. Russell Martin, C, Toronto Blue Jays

137. Jose Quintana, LHP, Chicago White Sox

138. Francisco Liriano, LHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

139. Anthony Rendon, 2B/3B, Washington Nationals

140. Salvador Perez, C, Kansas City Royals

141. Shawn Tolleson, RHP, Texas Rangers

142. Michael Wacha, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

143. Kevin Pillar, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

144. Michael Pineda, RHP, New York Yankees

145. Jonathan Papelbon, RHP, Washington Nationals

146. Dellin Betances, RHP, New York Yankees

147. Justin Verlander, RHP, Detroit Tigers

148. Raisel Iglesias, RHP, Cincinnati Reds

149. Brett Lawrie, 2B/3B, Chicago White Sox

150. Billy Burns, OF, Oakland Athletics

151. Carter Capps, RHP, Miami Marlins

152. Justin Turner, 3B, Los Angels Dodgers

153. Masahiro Tanaka, RHP, New York Yankees

154. Hisashi Iwakuma, RHP, Seattle Mariners

155. Jake McGee, LHP, Colorado Rockies

156. Curtis Granderson, OF, New York Mets

157. Scott Kazmir, LHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

158. Ian Desmond, SS, FREE AGENT

159. Wei-Yin Chen, LHP, Miami Marlins

160. Brandon Crawford, SS, San Francisco Giants

161. Huston Street, RHP, Los Angeles Dodgers

162. Julio Teheran, RHP, Atlanta Braves

163. Steven Souza, Jr., OF, Tampa Bay Rays

164. Delino DeShields, Jr., OF, Texas Rangers

165. Lucas Duda, 1B, New York Mets

166. Jaime Garcia, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

167. John Lackey, RHP, Chicago Cubs

168. Mike Fiers, RHP, Houston Astros

169. Jung-Ho Kang, SS, Pittsburgh Pirates

170. Brad Ziegler, RHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

171. Jonathan Schoop, 2B, Baltimore Orioles

172. Matt Duffy, 3B, San Francisco Giants

173. Mark Teixeria, 1B, New York Yankees

174. Logan Forsythe, 2B, Tampa Bay Rays

175. Josh Harrison, 2B, Pittsburgh Pirates

176. Steven Matz, LHP, New York Mets

177. Travis d’Arnaud, C, New York Mets

178. Addison Russell, SS, Chicago Cubs

Russell is a star in the making, who won't be overshadowed by Bryant and Schwarber for too long.  Courtesy: My Cubs Today
Russell is a star in the making, who won’t be overshadowed by Bryant and Schwarber for too long.
Courtesy: My Cubs Today

179. Yordano Ventura, RHP, Kansas City Royals

180. Jhonny Peralta, SS, St. Louis Cardinals

181.Gio Gonzalez, LHP, Washington Nationals

182. Kenta Maeda, RHP, Los Angels Dodgers

183. Devin Mesoraco, C, Cincinnati Reds

184. Kyle Hendricks, RHP, Chicago Cubs

185. A.J. Ramos, RHP, Miami Marlins

186. Shelby Miller, RHP, Atlanta Braves

187. Alex Wood, LHP, Los Angels Dodgers

188. Carlos Santana, 1B, Cleveland Indians

189. Anibal Sanchez, RHP, Detroit Tigers

190. Mike Leake, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

191. Darren O’Day, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

192. Stephen Vogt, C/1B, Oakland Athletics

193. Matt Wieters, C, Baltimore Orioles

194. Brandon Phillips, 2B, Cincinnati Reds

195. Mark Trumbo, 1B/OF, Baltimore Orioles

196. Howie Kendrick, 2B, Los Angeles Dodgers

197. Alex Rodriguez, DH, New York Yankees

198. Andrew Miller, LHP, New York Yankees

199. Mike Moustakas, 3B, Kansas City Royals

200. Dustin Pedroia, 2B, Boston Red Sox

201. Tony Watson, LHP, Pittsburgh Pirates

202. Erick Aybar, SS, Atlanta Braves

203. Victor Martinez, DH, Detroit Tigers

204. Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit Tigers

205. Wil Myers, 1B/OF, San Diego Padres

206. Billy Butler, DH, Oakland Athletics

207. Derek Norris, C/1B, San Diego Padres

208. Justin Bour, 1B/OF, Miami Marlins

209. Ryan Zimmerman, 1B, Washington Nationals

210. Starlin Castro, 2B/SS, New York Yankees

211. Brad Boxberger, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays

212. Brad Miller, 2B/SS, Tampa Bay Rays

213. Denard Span, OF, San Francisco Giants

214. Alcides Escobar, SS, Kansas City Royals

215. Josh Reddick, OF, Oakland Athletics

216. Roberto Osuna, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays

217. Lance McCullers, RHP, Houston Astros

218. Joc Pederson, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

Pederson collapsed after the HR derby in Cincinnati. He'll get back on track in 2016. Courtesy:
Pederson collapsed after the HR derby in Cincinnati. He’ll get back on track in 2016.

219. Ketel Marte, SS, Seattle Mariners

220. Sean Doolittle, LHP, Oakland Athletics

221. Patrick Corbin, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

222. Steve Cishek, RHP, Seattle Mariners

223. Joe Panik, 2B, San Francisco Giants

224. Jake Odorizzi, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays

225. Jorge Soler, OF, Chicago Cubs

226. Luis Severino, RHP, New York Yankees

227. Collin McHugh, RHP, Houston Astros

228. Taijuan Walker, RHP, Seattle Mariners

229. Joe Ross, RHP, Washington Nationals

230. Jesse Hahn, RHP, Oakland Athletics

231. Phil Hughes, RHP, Minnesota Twins

232. Carson Smith, RHP, Boston Red Sox

233. Brett Anderson, LHP, Los Angeles Dogers

234. Doug Fister, RHP, Houston Astros

235. Drew Storen, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays

236. Danny Duffy, LHP, Kansas City Royals

237. Andrew Heaney, LHP, Los Angeles Angels

238. Pedro Alvarez, 1B/DH, FREE AGENT

239. Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals

240. Danny Valencia, 3B, Oakland Athletics

241. Kevin Kiermaier, OF, Tampa Bay Rays

242. Yu Darvish, RHP, Texas Rangers

243. R.A. Dickey, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays

244. Aaron Altherr, OF, Philadelphia Phillies

245. Aaron Nola, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies

246. Eduardo Rodriguez, LHP, Boston Red Sox

247. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

248. Tyler Lyons, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

249. Will Smith, LHP, Milwaukee Brewers

250. Stephen Piscotty, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

251. Joey Gallo, OF, Texas Rangers

252. Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers

253. Adam Conley, LHP, Miami Marlins

254. Tommy Milone, LHP, Minnesota Twins

255. Michael Conforto, OF, New York Mets

256. Kevin Jepsen, RHP, Minnesota Twins

257. J.T. Realmuto, C, Miami Marlins

258. James Shields, RHP, San Diego Padres

259. Glen Perkins, LHP, Minnesota Twins

260. Domingo Santana, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

261. Jayson Werth, OF, Washington Nationals

262. Vincent Velasquez, RHP, Philadelphia Phillies

263. Santiago Casilla, RHP, San Francisco Giants

264. Dexter Fowler, OF, FREE AGENT

265. Anthony DeSclafani, RHP, Cincinnati Reds

266. Rick Porcello, RHP, Boston Red Sox

267, Avisail Garcia, OF, Chicago White Sox

268. Cesar Hernandez, 2B, Philadelphia Phillies

269. Matt Holliday, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

270. Wilson Ramos, C, Washington Nationals

271. Keone Kela, RHP, Texas Rangers

272. Clay Buchholz, RHP, Boston Red Sox

273. Joakim Soria, RHP, Kansas City Royals

274. Joe Mauer, 1B/DH, Minnesota Twins

275. Jason Hammel, RHP, Chicago Cubs

276. Derek Holland, LHP, Texas Rangers

277. Jean Segura, SS, Arizona Diamondbacks

278. Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins

Twins OF Byron Buxton is ranked low right now, but won't be next season
Twins OF Byron Buxton is ranked low right now, but won’t be next season

279. Dylan Bundy, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

280. Devon Travis, 2B, Toronto Blue Jays

281. Josh Tomlin, RHP, Cleveland Indians

282. Ryan Madson, RHP, Oakland Athletics

283. Trevor Bauer, RHP, Cleveland Indians

284. Mitch Moreland, 1B/DH, Texas Rangers

285. Marco Estrada, RHP, Toronto Blue Jays

286. Henderson Alvarez, RHP, Oakland Athletics

287. Ian Kennedy, RHP, Kansas City Royals

288. Arodys Vizcaino, RHP, Atlanta Braves

289. Koji Uehara, RHP, Boston Red Sox

290. Robbie Ray, LHP, Arizona Diamondbacks

291. Erasmo Ramirez, RHP, Tampa Bay Rays

292. Rich Hill, LHP, Oakland Athletics

293. Ubaldo Jimenez, RHP, Baltimore Orioles

294. Marcus Semien, 3B, Oakland Athletics

295. Kevin Siegrist, LHP, St. Louis Cardinals

296. Welington Castillo, C, Arizona Diamondbacks

297. Seung-Hwan Oh, RHP, St. Louis Cardinals

298. J.J. Hoover, RHP, Cincinnati Reds

299. David Wright, 3B, New York Mets

300. Tyler Glasnow, RHP, Pittsburgh Pirates


6 thoughts on “Top 300: 2016 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

  1. Darn. I just took Correa third in a dynasty league seconds before this email.

    What do you think the three weakest positions are?


      1. Oh. Good. Then I’ll take Altuve and Frazier next if available – rather than Abreu and a pitcher.


      2. Altuve was gone. Carpenter and CarGo.

        They are running the Aces and rookie bats. Looks like I’ll get Dee Brown and best available pitcher. Hoping Harvey slips. Will take two pitchers if two slip.


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