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Fantasy Baseball Rankings 2024

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
@FAmmiranteTFJ
Last Updated: Feb 19, 2024

Here are The Game Day’s updated 2024 fantasy baseball rankings to fully prepare you for your fantasy draft day.

These fantasy MLB rankings include our preseason top-300 players based on standard rotisserie leagues with the following categories:

  • Hitting: Home Runs | Runs | RBI | Batting Average | Stolen Bases
  • Pitching: Wins | Strikeouts | ERA | WHIP | Saves

Top 300 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

These are early top 300 fantasy baseball rankings based on a rotisserie format as of Feb. 19. Positional eligibility is based on NFBC leagues.

See more of our expert fantasy MLB tips:

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RankTierPlayerTeamPOS
11Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
22Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS
32Julio RodriguezSEAOF
42Corbin CarrollARIOF
52Mookie BettsLAD2B, OF
63Fernando Tatis Jr.SDOF
73Spencer StriderATLSP
83Kyle TuckerHOUOF
93Trea TurnerPHISS
103Juan SotoNYYOF
113Freddie FreemanLAD1B
123Aaron JudgeNYYOF
134Jose RamirezCLE3B
144Gerrit ColeNYYSP
154Yordan AlvarezHOUOF
164Bryce HarperPHI1B
174Matt OlsonATL1B
184Corbin BurnesBALSP
194Shohei OhtaniLADUT
205Francisco LindorNYMSS
215Austin RileyATL3B
225Ozzie AlbiesATL2B
235Rafael DeversBOS3B
245Pete AlonsoNYM1B
255Zack WheelerPHISP
265George KirbySEASP
275Kevin GausmanTORSP
285Luis CastilloSEASP
296Corey SeagerTEXSS
306Michael Harris IIATLOF
316Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR1B
326Tyler GlasnowLADSP
336Bo BichetteTORSS
346Gunnar HendersonBAL3B,SS
356Elly De La CruzCIN3B,SS
366Yoshinobu YamamotoLADSP
376Marcus SemienTEX2B
386Pablo LopezMINSP
396CJ AbramsWSHSS
406Luis Robert Jr.CWSOF
417Edwin DiazNYMRP
427Devin WilliamsMILRP
437Randy ArozarenaTBOF
447Jhoan DuranMINRP
457Josh HaderHOURP
467Emmanuel ClaseCLERP
477Logan WebbSFSP
487Jose AltuveHOU2B
497Adolis GarciaTEXOF
507Logan GilbertSEASP
517Royce LewisMIN3B
527Zac GallenARISP
538Camilo DovalSFRP
548Tarik SkubalDETSP
558Framber ValdezHOUSP
568Aaron NolaPHISP
578David BednarPITRP
588Grayson RodriguezBALSP
598Bobby MillerLADSP
608Freddy PeraltaMILSP
618Nolan JonesCOLOF
628Zach EflinTBSP
638Max FriedATLSP
648Eury PerezMIASP
658Jordan RomanoTORRP
668Raisel IglesiasATLRP
679Adley RutschmanBALC
689Matt McLainCIN2B,SS
699J.T. RealmutoPHIC
709Gleyber TorresNYY2B
719Nico HoernerCHC2B,SS
729Cody BellingerFA1B, OF
739William ContrerasMILC
749Blake SnellFASP
759Jazz Chisholm Jr.MIAOF
769Oneil CruzPITSS
779Manny MachadoSD3B
789Kodai SengaNYMSP
799Seiya SuzukiCHCOF
809Andres MunozSEARP
819Paul SewaldARIRP
829Josh LoweTBOF
839Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B
849Joe RyanMINSP
859Alexis DiazCINRP
869Will SmithLADC
879Pete FairbanksTBRP
889Mike TroutLAAOF
899Ha-Seong KimSD2B,3B,SS
909Christian YelichMILOF
919Jesus LuzardoMIASP
929Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
939Nolan ArenadoSTL3B
949Cole RagansKCSP
959Alex BregmanHOU3B
969Joe MusgroveSDSP
979Christian WalkerARI1B
989Andres GimenezCLE2B
999Clay HolmesNYYRP
1009Craig KimbrelBALRP
10110George SpringerTOROF
10210Dylan CeaseCWSSP
10310Justin SteeleCHCSP
10410Yainer DiazHOUC
10510Dansby SwansonCHCSS
10610Teoscar HernandezLADOF
10710Ryan HelsleySTLRP
10810Tanner ScottMIARP
10910Triston CasasBOS1B
11010Xander BogaertsSDSS
11110Jordan WalkerSTLOF
11210Chris SaleATLSP
11310Evan PhillipsLADRP
11410Adbert AlzolayCHCRP
11510Jarren DuranBOSOF
11610Spencer SteerCIN1B, 3B, OF
11710Kenley JansenBOSRP
11810Kyle SchwarberPHIOF
11910Bryson StottPHI2B
12010Bailey OberMINSP
12110Zack GelofOAK2B
12210Yandy DiazTB1B
12310Carlos RodonNYYSP
12410Tanner BibeeCLESP
12510Sonny GraySTLSP
12610Ketel MarteARI2B
12710Michael KingSDSP
12810Willson ContrerasSTLC
12910Trevor StoryBOSSS
13010Salvador PerezKCC, 1B
13110Spencer TorkelsonDET1B
13210Nick CastellanosPHIOF
13311Ian HappCHCOF
13411Anthony SantanderBALOF
13511Yu DarvishSDSP
13611Hunter GreeneCINSP
13711Thairo EstradaSF2B,SS
13811Evan CarterTEXOF
13911Noelvi MarteCIN3B
14011Francisco AlvarezNYMC
14111Gabriel MorenoARIC
14211Cedric Mullins IIBALOF
14311Anthony VolpeNYYSS
14411Shane BieberCLESP
14511Bryce MillerSEASP
14611Bryan WooSEASP
14711Nick PivettaBOSSP
14811Wyatt LangfordTEXOF
14911Jackson ChourioMILOF
15011Josh NaylorCLE1B
15111Logan O'HoppeLAAC
15211TJ FriedlCINOF
15311Hunter BrownHOUSP
15411Chris BassittTORSP
15511Lane ThomasWSHOF
15611Cal RaleighSEAC
15711Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B
15811Riley GreeneDETOF
15911Merrill KellyARISP
16011Bo NaylorCLEC
16111Jose BerriosTORSP
16211Gavin WilliamsCLESP
16311Jackson HollidayBAL2B,SS
16412Sean MurphyATLC
16512Christopher MorelCHCOF
16612Tyler O'NeillBOSOF
16712Max MuncyLAD3B
16812Nolan GormanSTL2B
16912Vinnie PasquantinoKC1B
17012Rhys HoskinsMIL1B
17112Daulton VarshoTOROF
17212Isaac ParedesTB1B, 3B
17312Shota ImanagaCHCSP
17412Ryan PepiotTBSP
17512Jordan MontgomeryFASP
17612Josh JungTEX3B
17712Jake BurgerMIA3B
17812Keibert RuizWSHC
17912Jeremy PenaHOUSS
18012Brandon PfaadtARISP
18112Aaron CivaleTBSP
18212Yusei KikuchiTORSP
18312Cristopher SanchezPHISP
18412James OutmanLADOF
18512Masataka YoshidaBOSOF
18612Mason MillerOAKRP
18712Robert StephensonLAARP
18812Willy AdamesMILSS
18912Jose LeclercTEXRP
19012Luis CampusanoSDC
19112Jonah HeimTEXC
19212Jack SuwinskiPITOF
19312Christian Encarnacion-StrandCIN1B
19412Alec BohmPHI1B,3B
19512Chas McCormickHOUOF
19612Edouard JulienMIN2B
19712Maikel GarciaKC3B
19812Nathaniel LoweTEX1B
19912Eduardo RodriguezARISP
20012Mitch GarverSEAC
20112Marcell OzunaATLUT
20212Jose AlvaradoPHIRP
20312Jorge SolerSFOF
20413Robert SuarezSDRP
20513Jarred KelenicATLOF
20613Jeimer CandelarioCIN1B,3B
20713Luis RengifoLAA2B, 3B, SS, OF
20813Steven KwanCLEOF
20913Ryan MountcastleBAL1B
21013Starling MarteNYMOF
21113Justin VerlanderHOUSP
21213Esteury RuizOAKOF
21313Luis ArraezMIA2B
21413Shane BazTBSP
21513Vaughn GrissomBOS2B, SS
21613Brandon DruryLAA1B,2B
21713Lars NootbaarSTLOF
21813Brandon NimmoNYMOF
21913Brayan BelloBOSSP
22013Taylor WardLAAOF
22113Triston McKenzieCLESP
22213Kenta MaedaDETSP
22313Matt ChapmanFA3B
22413Cristian JavierHOUSP
22513Tommy EdmanSTL2B, SS, OF
22613Nathan EovaldiTEXSP
22713Mitch KellerPITSP
22813Alex LangeDETRP
22913Jonathan IndiaCIN2B
23013Carlos CorreaMINSS
23113Taj BradleyTBSP
23213Lucas GiolitoBOSSP
23313Andrew VaughnCWS1B
23413J.D. MartinezFAUT
23513Kerry CarpenterDETOF
23613Charlie MortonATLSP
23713Ryan McMahonCOL2B,3B
23813Ezequiel TovarCOLSS
23913Reid DetmersLAASP
24013Tyler StephensonCINC
24113Jung Hoo LeeSFOF
24213Henry DavisPITC, OF
24313Zach NetoLAASS
24413Kutter CrawfordBOSSP
24513Chris PaddackMINSP
24613Byron BuxtonMINUT
24713Giancarlo StantonNYYOF
24813Matt WallnerMINOF
24913Parker MeadowsDETOF
25013Anthony RizzoNYY1B
25113Josh BellMIA1B
25213Jose AbreuHOU1B
25313Shea LangeliersOAKC
25413Danny JansenTORC
25513Ryan JeffersMINC
25613Kris BryantCOL1B, OF
25713Justin TurnerTOR1B
25814Nick LodoloCINSP
25914Eloy JimenezCWSUT
26014Jorge PolancoSEA2B
26114Lourdes Gurriel Jr.ARIOF
26214Luis SeverinoNYMSP
26314Seth LugoKCSP
26414Brandon LoweTB2B
26514Hunter HarveyWSHRP
26614Kyle HarrisonSFSP
26714Gavin LuxLAD2B, OF
26814J.P. CrawfordSEASS
26914Marcus StromanNYYSP
27014Griffin CanningLAASP
27114Emmet SheehanLADSP
27214Nestor Cortes Jr.NYYSP
27314Braxton GarrettMIASP
27414Sal FrelickMILOF
27514Colt KeithDET2B,3B
27614Alejandro KirkTORC
27714Jeff McNeilNYM2B, OF
27814Ty FranceSEA1B
27914Jameson TaillonCHCSP
28014Lance LynnSTLSP
28114Max KeplerMINOF
28214Eugenio SuarezARI3B
28314Michael WachaKCSP
28414Leody TaverasTEXOF
28514Jordan HicksSFSP
28614Nelson VelazquezKCOF
28714Bryan De La CruzMIAOF
28814Andrew AbbottCINSP
28914MacKenzie GoreWSHSP
29014Edward CabreraMIASP
29114Jose SiriTBOF
29214Jordan WestburgBAL2B,3B
29314Austin HaysBALOF
29414MJ MelendezKCOF
29514Reese OlsonDETSP
29614Walker BuehlerLADSP
29714Kyle BradishBALSP
29814Junior CamineroTB3B
29914John MeansBALSP
30014Brent RookerOAKOF

Catchers

  • Francisco Alvarez showcased his high upside as a 22-year-old last season, hitting 25 home runs in 423 plate appearances. Fangraphs Depth Charts projects 503 plate appearances this season. The uptick in playing time could get Alvarez closer to 30 home runs.
  • Logan O’Hoppe showed a lot of potential last season, posting a 15.6% barrel rate with 14 home runs in only 199 plate appearances. THE BAT X is bullish on the Angels catcher this year, projecting a .257 batting average with 22 home runs.
  • Shea Langeliers put up a 13.3% barrel rate as a rookie, which ranked third among catchers with at least 200 plate appearances. While the batting average will hurt you (Steamer projects a .224 BA), you could get 20+ home runs out of Langeliers. Not bad for your second catcher.

Corner Infielders

  • Rhys Hoskins found an ideal landing spot in Milwaukee, where he’ll hit in the heart of the order with everyday playing time. Remember that Hoskins is only one year removed from 31 home runs in 672 plate appearances. Expect a bounce-back year from the 31-year-old veteran.
  • Christian Encarnacion-Strand has a lot of power upside, but the Reds have a logjam in the infield, needing to account for playing time for Jeimer Candelario, Noelvi Marte, and Jonathan India as well. This makes CES a bit of a risky pick right now.
  • Ke’Bryan Hayes could be headed for a breakout season. The Pirates third baseman hit 10 of his 15 home runs from August onwards and increased his barrel rate from 3.9% to 7.4%. It’s also worth noting that Hayes bumped his flyball rate from 17.7% to 26.2%.

Middle Infielders

  • Gleyber Torres has established himself as an all-around producer, putting up a .273 average with 25 homers and 13 steals last season. We saw the Yankees second baseman trim his strikeout rate from 22.6% to 14.6%, which is highly impressive. It’s a contract year for Torres, so look out.
  • Andres Gimenez is a rock-solid pick because not only is there 30+ stolen base upside, but his elite glove will keep him in the Guardians lineup. Add in 15+ home runs and you have one of my favorite targets at second base this season.
  • Trevor Story is poised for a resurgence following an injury-plagued season. The veteran stole 10 bases in only 168 plate appearances last year, so it’s clear that he’s likely to take advantage of the new rules. That could mean 30+ stolen bases for Story, giving him a lot of power-speed upside.

Outfielders

  • I’m low on Luis Robert Jr. because this is a player who has dealt with injuries throughout his career and will now be playing on one of the worst teams in MLB. The White Sox are a complete mess right now, which will hurt Robert’s counting stats (runs and RBI).
  • Seiya Suzuki is my favorite target in fantasy baseball this season. The Cubs outfielder increased his pull rate by 8.4% and put up a 183 wRC+ in 207 plate appearances from August-onwards. This came after a benching, where Suzuki started to be more aggressive at the plate. Wheels up for 2024.
  • Look out for Teoscar Hernandez with the Dodgers, where there is 100+ RBI upside in such a potent lineup. This is an outfielder who is only two years removed from a 32-homer, 12-steal season. Ecpect 30+ home runs in Los Angeles.

Starting Pitchers

  • While innings are a concern, Tyler Glasnow is one of the best pitchers in baseball when healthy. The former Ray is coming off a career-high 120 innings in 2023. Expect the newly acquired Dodger to beat that in 2024. There’s a lot of potential for wins playing on such a stacked team as well.
  • I’m worried about Zac Gallen because he had such a heavy workload in 2023. When you count the playoff run, Gallen threw 243 innings. His previous career-high was 184 innings, so this adds injury risk to his profile.
  • Shane Bieber is in a contract year, plus we’re getting reports of increased velocity from Driveline. The veteran starter is still only 28 years old, so a resurgence is firmly within the range of outcomes.

Relief Pitchers

  • Look for Andres Munoz to establish himself as an elite closer now that he has a full year in the role. The Mariners should win 85-90 games, allowing for several saves opportunities. Add in high-end ratios and you have a terrific combination here.
  • Mason Miller is moving to the bullpen, where his electric stuff would make him an excellent closer. I doubt that the A’s converted their young stud to a reliever only to use him as a setup man. Expect Miller to get 15-20 saves with elite ratios while playing for such a bad team.
  • There’s no question that Hunter Harvey is the better option than Kyle Finnegan in Washington. Harvey has superior stuff, making him likely to wind up as the closer. I like taking Harvey as my RP3 later in drafts.

How To Use Fantasy MLB Rankings 2024

Know your format and scoring system

Our rankings are based on a rotisserie format, so you’ll need to tweak your ranks and approaches depending on the league style.

Don’t neglect your pitching staff

While there are likely only two pitchers that will go off the board in the first round, it’s important that you take at least one starter with your first four picks. There is a lot of volatility with performance and injury risk among pitchers, so it’s essential to have depth.


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Be aware of position scarcity

You should not use positional scarcity as a firm guidepost, as it’s often better to simply take the best player available. But as your draft progresses, you’ll have to address weaker positions, such as third base.

Be aggressive

High-stakes players and industry experts will frequently draft a sleeper or value play ahead of their Average Draft Positions, so don’t be afraid to reach for a player if you’re particularly bullish on him.

Make a plan for closers and catchers

If you’re not going to take a top closer or catcher, then you will have to be prepared to monitor the waiver wire for relievers or go for riskier catchers. These are two unique positions that create much discussion among fantasy analysts, and you will have to decide on a preferred route.

Every draft is unique

Rankings and ADPs serve as a basis for what you may be preparing for, but no two drafts are ever the same.

Go your own way

You can use these rankings as a template, but you should have preferences as to what players you want to move up and down your draft board.

Drafting is just the beginning

Keep in mind that we will be working the waiver wire frequently throughout the season to address holes and replace injured players. The roster you finish with will likely look considerably different than the one you started with.

Draft with confidence

If you are well-prepared and don’t overanalyze takes on players, everything should go smoothly. No one has a perfect roster after the draft, especially in 15-team leagues.

Be mindful of your category needs

You want to draft a team that is as balanced as possible so that you can compete in each category. Keep track of each of your players’ projected stats so that you know where you stand in each stat. If you’re in a competition with an overall cash prize like NFBC, it’s important that your team is good everywhere.

Author

Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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