You don’t need a groundhog or even the weather channel to tell you that spring is almost here — all you need to do is look online for a fantasy baseball Top 300 rankings. No cheat sheet is complete without one, and having of a list of the projected top players (and sleepers) relative to each other always comes in handy. 

Of course, Top 300 rankings aren’t glorified mock drafts (you can do that yourself here in mere minutes), nor do they differentiate between player tiers at positions (we can help you there). They just give you a general sense of how to weigh position/category scarcity and player production. The truth is once a draft starts and the first few rounds finish up, it’s “anything goes” until the end of the draft. Team needs and individual player preferences trump whatever a Top 300 says.

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2019 cheat sheet

Still, we all love looking at Top 300 lists, and it’s undeniable that they affect the way people draft, especially the overall rankings in the draft applets of the sites on which you play. We’ve already broken down some big differences between ESPN and Yahoo’s Top 300 lists and why it’s important to identify them, and adding another point of reference will help you make sure you’re ready for anything once your real draft starts.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Each team

Once you draft your starters and you’re building depth, you’ll likely target a lot of OFs (especially ones with multi-position eligibility) and pitchers, but for those in deep leagues that play an MI and CI or two-catcher leagues, all positions will be in play until the end of the draft, which is why we try to balance our Top 300. For individual position rankings, click the links below.

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever

Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Rankings

Eligibility based on Yahoo default settings
*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings Tiers, Draft Strategy
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | StarterCloser

Ranking Player Team Positions
1 Mike Trout Angels OF
2 Mookie Betts Red Sox OF
3 Jose Ramirez Indians 2B, 3B
4 Francisco Lindor Indians SS
5 Christian Yelich Brewers OF
6 Trea Turner Nationals SS
7 J.D. Martinez Red Sox OF
8 Max Scherzer Nationals SP
9 Nolan Arenado Rockies 3B
10 Alex Bregman Astros 3B, SS
11 Bryce Harper Phillies OF
12 Ronald Acuna Jr. Braves OF
13 Chris Sale Red Sox SP
14 Jacob deGrom Mets SP
15 Trevor Story Rockies SS
16 Jose Altuve Astros 2B
17 Javier Baez Cubs 2B, 3B, SS
18 Manny Machado Padres 3B, SS
19 Paul Goldschmidt Cardinals 1B
20 Charlie Blackmon Rockies OF
21 Giancarlo Stanton Yankees OF
22 Aaron Judge Yankees OF
23 Kris Bryant Cubs 3B, OF
24 Freddie Freeman Braves 1B
25 Justin Verlander Astros SP
26 Anthony Rizzo Cubs 1B
27 Gerrit Cole Astros SP
28 Corey Kluber Indians SP
29 Whit Merrifield Royals 1B, 2B, OF
30 Khris Davis A’s OF
31 Starling Marte Pirates OF
32 Carlos Correa Astros SS
33 Cody Bellinger Dodgers 1B, OF
34 Rhys Hoskins Phillies 1B, OF
35 Aaron Nola Phillies SP
36 Carlos Carrasco Indians SP
37 George Springer Astros OF
38 Juan Soto Nationals OF
39 Anthony Rendon Nationals 3B
40 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox OF
41 Noah Syndergaard Mets SP
42 Adalberto Mondesi Royals 2B, SS
43 Joey Votto Reds 1B
44 Ozzie Albies Braves 2B
45 Blake Snell Rays SP
46 James Paxton Mariners SP
47 Walker Buehler Dodgers SP
48 Yasiel Puig Reds OF
49 Patrick Corbin Nationals SP
50 Trevor Bauer Indians SP
51 Aroldis Chapman Yankees RP
52 Jonathan Villar Orioles 2B, SS
53 Tommy Pham Rays OF
54 Jean Segura Phillies SS
55 Xander Bogaerts Red Sox SS
56 Wil Myers Padres 3B, OF
57 Gleyber Torres Yankees 2B, SS
58 Corey Seager Dodgers SS
59 Scooter Gennett Reds 2B
60 Jose Berrios Twins SP
61 Daniel Murphy Rockies 1B, 2B
62 Edwin Diaz Mets RP
63 Stephen Strasburg Nationals SP
64 Travis Shaw Brewers 1B, 2B, 3B
65 Matt Olson A’s 1B
66 Joey Gallo Rangers 1B, OF
67 Zack Greinke Diamondbacks SP
68 Miguel Andujar Yankees 3B
69 Eugenio Suarez Reds 3B
70 Mike Clevinger Indians SP
71 Justin Upton Angels OF
72 Craig Kimbrel FA RP
73 Kenley Jansen Dodgers RP
74 Matt Carpenter Cardinals 1B, 2B, 3B
75 Jack Flaherty Cardinals SP
76 J.T. Realmuto Phillies C, 1B
77 Clayton Kershaw Dodgers SP
78 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. Blue Jays 3B
79 Aaron Hicks Yankees OF
80 Nelson Cruz Twins UTIL
81 Jesus Aguilar Brewers 1B
82 Jose Abreu White Sox 1B
83 Luis Severino Yankees SP
84 Roberto Osuna Astros RP
85 Mitch Haniger Mariners OF
86 Sean Doolittle Nationals RP
87 Blake Treinen A’s RP
88 Yasmani Grandal Brewers C
89 Max Muncy Dodgers 1B, 2B, 3B
90 A.J. Pollock Dodgers OF
91 Zack Wheeler Mets SP
92 Gary Sanchez Yankees C
93 Andrew McCutchen Phillies OF
94 David Dahl Rockies OF
95 Josh Donaldson Braves 3B
96 Matt Chapman A’s 3B
97 Ian Desmond Rockies OF
98 Jameson Taillon Pirates SP
99 Felipe Vazquez Pirates RP
100 Lorenzo Cain Brewers OF
101 Brad Hand Indians RP
102 Yu Darvish Cubs SP
103 Tim Anderson White Sox SS
104 Madison Bumgarner Giants SP
105 Justin Turner Dodgers 3B
106 Mike Moustakas Brewers 2B*, 3B
107 Charlie Morton Rays SP
108 Raisel Iglesias Reds RP
109 Corey Knebel Brewers RP
110 Dee Gordon Mariners 2B, SS, OF
111 Masahiro Tanaka Yankees SP
112 Kirby Yates Padres RP
113 Robbie Ray Diamondbacks SP
114 Michael Conforto Mets OF
115 Kyle Schwarber Cubs OF
116 Marcell Ozuna Cardinals OF
117 Edwin Encarnacion Mariners 1B
118 Jose Leclerc Rangers RP
119 Willson Contreras Cubs C
120 Rafael Devers Red Sox 3B
121 Steven Souza Jr. Rays OF
122 Eddie Rosario Twins OF
123 Yoan Moncada White Sox 2B, 3B*
124 Brian Dozier Nationals 2B
125 Hunter Renfroe Padres OF
126 Miles Mikolas Cardinals SP
127 David Price Red Sox SP
128 Gregory Polanco Pirates OF
129 J.A. Happ Yankees SP
130 Miguel Cabrera Tigers 1B
131 Luis Castillo Reds SP
132 Eduardo Rodriguez Red Sox SP
133 David Peralta Diamondbacks OF
134 David Robertson Phillies RP
135 Archie Bradley Diamondbacks RP
136 Mallex Smith Mariners OF
137 Robinson Cano Mets 1B, 2B
138 Tyler Skaggs Angels SP
139 German Marquez Rockies SP
140 Wade Davis Rockies RP
141 Jose Peraza Reds 2B
142 Eric Hosmer Padres 1B
143 Ken Giles Blue Jays RP
144 Billy Hamilton Royals OF
145 Nicholas Castellanos Tigers OF
146 Alex Colome White Sox RP
147 Justin Smoak Blue Jays 1B
148 Carlos Santana Indians 1B, 3B
149 Kyle Hendricks Cubs SP
150 Ryan Braun Brewers 1B, OF
151 Rick Porcello Red Sox SP
152 Shane Bieber Indians SP
153 Jurickson Profar A’s 1B, 2B, 3B, SS
154 Brandon Morrow Cubs RP
155 Kenta Maeda Dodgers SP, RP
156 Mike Foltynewicz Braves SP
157 Randal Grichuk Blue Jays OF
158 Jake Lamb Diamondbacks 1B*, 3B
159 Shohei Ohtani Angels UTIL
160 Trevor May Twins RP
161 Carlos Martinez Cardinals SP, RP
162 Jimmy Nelson Brewers SP
163 Kevin Kiermaier Rays OF
164 Buster Posey Giants C, 1B
165 Nick Pivetta Phillies SP
166 Chris Archer Pirates SP
167 Wilson Ramos Rays C
168 Yadier Molina Cardinals C
169 Luke Voit Yankees 1B
170 Michael Brantley Astros OF
171 Andrew Heaney Angels SP
172 Miguel Sano Twins 1B, 3B
173 Chris Taylor Dodgers 2B, SS, OF
174 Jose Alvarado Rays RP
175 Hyun-jin Ryu Dodgers SP
176 Victor Robles Nationals OF
177 Ender Inciarte Braves OF
178 Cesar Hernandez Phillies 2B
179 Paul DeJong Cardinals SS
180 Nomar Mazara Rangers OF
181 Domingo Santana Mariners OF
182 Nick Senzel Reds 3B, OF*
183 Jordan Hicks Cardinals RP
184 Matt Barnes Red Sox RP
185 Welington Castillo White Sox C
186 Ryan O’Hearn Royals 1B
187 Eduardo Escobar Diamondbacks 3B, SS
188 Arodys Vizcaino Braves RP
189 Kyle Gibson Twins SP
190 Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 1B
191 Marcus Semien A’s SS
192 Josh Hader Brewers RP
193 Adam Eaton Nationals OF
194 Alex Wood Reds SP
195 Rich Hill Dodgers SP
196 Brad Boxberger Royals RP
197 Elvis Andrus Rangers SS
198 Yuli Gurriel Astros 1B, 2B, 3B
199 Wilmer Flores Diamondbacks 1B, 2B, 3B
200 Eloy Jimenez White Sox OF
201 Maikel Franco Phillies 3B
202 Yan Gomes Nationals C
203 Danny Jansen Blue Jays C
204 Zack Godley Diamondbacks SP
205 Amed Rosario Mets SS
206 Ian Happ Cubs 3B, OF
207 Andrew Miller Cardinals RP
208 Manuel Margot Padres OF
209 Julio Urias Dodgers SP, RP
210 Dellin Betances Yankees RP
211 Trey Mancini Orioles 1B, OF
212 Cody Allen Angels RP
213 Drew Steckenrider Marlins RP
214 Jorge Alfaro Marlins C
215 Michael Wacha Cardinals SP
216 Ryon Healy Mariners 1B
217 Jake Bauers Indians 1B, OF
218 Harrison Bader Cardinals OF
219 Josh Bell Pirates 1B
220 Nathan Eovaldi Red Sox SP
221 Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox OF
222 Robinson Chirinos Astros C
223 Kyle Freeland Rockies SP
224 Joey Lucchesi Padres SP
225 Mark Melancon Giants RP
226 Shane Greene Tigers RP
227 Scott Schebler Reds OF
228 Pedro Strop Cubs RP
229 Delino Deshields Rangers OF
230 Kendrys Morales Blue Jays 1B
231 Asdrubal Cabrera Rangers 2B, 3B, SS
232 Will Smith Giants RP
233 Sean Newcomb Braves SP
234 Jon Gray Rockies SP
235 Vince Velasquez Phillies SP
236 Cole Hamels Cubs SP
237 Odubel Herrera Phillies OF
238 Avisail Garcia Rays OF
239 Alex Reyes Cardinals SP, RP
240 Yonder Alonso White Sox 1B
241 Willy Adames Rays 2B, SS
242 Jose Quintana Cubs SP
243 Joc Pederson Dodgers OF
244 Jonathan Schoop Twins 2B
245 Tyler White Astros 1B
246 Jon Lester Cubs SP
247 Yusei Kikuchi Mariners SP
248 Leonys Martin Indians OF
249 Ramon Laureano A’s OF
250 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Blue Jays 2B, SS
251 Ronald Guzman Rangers 1B
252 Dallas Keuchel FA SP
253 Kyle Seager Mariners 3B
254 Brandon Nimmo Mets OF
255 Mark Trumbo Orioles OF
256 Hunter Strickland Mariners RP
257 Corey Dickerson Pirates OF
258 Jake Arrieta Phillies SP
259 Shin-Soo Choo Rangers OF
260 Francisco Mejia Padres C
261 Garrett Hampson Rockies 2B, SS
262 Byron Buxton Twins OF
263 Austin Meadows Rays OF
264 Mike Zunino Rays C
265 Jeimer Candelario Tigers 3B
266 Tyler Glasnow Rays SP, RP
267 Jake Musgrove Pirates SP
268 John Hicks Tigers C, 1B
269 Ian Kinsler Padres 2B
270 Jason Kipnis Indians 2B
271 Anibal Sanchez Nationals SP
272 Orlando Arcia Brewers SS
273 Evan Longoria Giants 3B
274 Touki Toussaint Braves SP
275 Kevin Pillar Blue Jays OF
276 Luke Weaver Diamondbacks SP
277 Collin McHugh Astros SP*, RP
278 Adam Ottavino Yankees RP
279 Jorge Soler Royals OF
280 Brandon Woodruff Brewers SP, RP
281 Steve Pearce Red Sox 1B, OF
282 Jorge Polanco Twins SS
283 Brandon Belt Giants 1B
284 Marco Gonzales Mariners SP
285 Albert Pujols Angels 1B
286 Dansby Swanson Braves SS
287 Jed Lowrie Mets 2B, 3B
288 Ryan McMahon Rockies 1B, 2B, 3B
289 Didi Gregorius Yankees SS
290 Renato Nunez Orioles 3B
291 Kevin Gausman Braves SP
292 Brad Peacock Astros RP
293 Ross Stripling Dodgers SP, RP
294 Willians Astudillo Twins C, 3B
295 Peter Alonso Mets 1B
296 Jesus Luzardo A’s SP
297 Niko Goodrum Tigers 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF
298 Fernando Tatis Jr. Padres SS
299 Josh James Astros SP
300 A.J. Minter Braves RP

*=Not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season


Author Since: Sep 20, 2018