The Top 500 Overall Dynasty League Rankings – June 2015

In a perfect world, this update would have come out during the first week of June. But then again, last night I saw a ton of dinosaurs in 3-D, so let’s not blame the world here—it’s pretty freaking great. The truth is, as some of you already know, that I’ve been filling in this summer as Editor-in-Chief at Baseball Prospectus; and not surprisingly, that kind of thing takes up a lot of time. However, there’s no amount of busy that can keep me from updating the 500. And so here we are.

The last three months have seen a ton of movement on the list, and it’s come from multiple areas. First of all, the number of fantasy-relevant call ups have spiked and the upper prospect ranks have nearly been emptied—which also explains why there’s not a single prospect left in the top 60. On top of that, we’ve had many injuries since the February run. It started with Yu Darvish, Zack Wheeler, Jurickson Profar and Marcus Stroman back in spring training. It’s carried forward to Alex Cobb, David Wright, Devin Mesoraco and many, many more. This is all expected, of course, but it’s also been exaggerated this year.

As we move into heavy trade season in dynasty leagues, there’s a curiousness to values. A desire to destroy struggling veterans. A desire to deify the latest crop of young stars. And while a shift is certainly to be expected, a seismic one isn’t quite in the cards for most of these players. Robinson Cano has been terrible this year, but pretending that he jumpstarted his decline phase early and it’s going to continue to tumble further and further downhill from here is not an assumption that you’ll find here. He’s still clearly a top-100 player, and nearly a top-50 one. There are many more examples, but as you’ve noticed in previous years, the jumps up in the first in-season update are always much larger than the drops down. As they should be.

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Now that the shilling is over, the ranking shall begin. See you on the other side.

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The Top 500 Overall Dynasty League Rankings – February 2015

So, here it is. You’ve hung with us as we’ve moved across all of the positions–even through relievers–and we greatly appreciate it. The difference between this list and the ones you’ve seen over the last month is the same as last year, as the list is my own and the blame for the players who are too high or low cannot be shared across the great staff that we’ve put together here. I also want to take this opportunity to thank everyone on said great TDG team for all of the hard work that’s been put into this entire series. Especially, one Craig Goldstein, who had the unenviable task of coordinating the process this year–and believe me, I can call it unenviable because I did it last year. He is both a saint and a curmudgeon, but you already knew that. I’m really excited about what this team can accomplish during the season, as all of the new faces have been fantastic–so if you don’t know Matt Winkelman, Greg Wellemeyer, Jake Devereaux, George Bissell, JJ Jansons and Kazuto Yamakazi, you certainly will soon. Of course, you already know Ben Carsley and Nick Doran.

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With that said, you’ve been waiting long enough for this. Introductions are for list that need introductions. This is not one of those lists. Your top 500 awaits. Oh, and for the record, Yoan Moncada would be #101, Hector Olivera would be #192 and Andy Ibanez would be #338.

No more words, just the #Dynasty500:

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The Dynasty Guru’s Top 50 Dynasty League First Baseman, Nos. 21-50

Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month  traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings, and will continue to be put in as we bring you just an ungodly amount of information over the next month. We hope you enjoy the product we’ve created, and if you’d like to show appreciation for that work you can do so through this link, or via the donate button on in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. All donations are truly appreciated.

We’ll continue our first base list with a big time breakout candidate:

21) Kennys Vargas, Minnesota Twins (Age: 24, Previous Rank: NR)

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The Dynasty Guru’s Top 50 Dynasty League First Baseman, Nos. 1-20

Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month  traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings, and will continue to be put in as we bring you just an ungodly amount of information over the next month. We hope you enjoy the product we’ve created, and if you’d like to show appreciation for that work you can do so through this link, or via the donate button on in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. All donations are truly appreciated.

We continue our assault on positional rankings with the highly productive, defensively challenged first basemen. As usual, the minor league representatives on this list are rather tame, but the position will remain deep as players slide down the defensive spectrum and settle in for a life of scooping errant throws and dodging Nick Punto head-first slides. As predicted last year, Joe Mauer and Miguel Cabrera get added to the list, but we did unexpectedly lose Chris Davis to third base.

Let’s get the 2015 first base rankings rolling with a repeat No. 1:

1) Paul Goldschmidt, Arizona Diamondbacks (Age: 27, Previous Rank: 1)

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The Dynasty Guru’s Top 50 Dynasty League Catchers, Nos. 21-50

Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month  traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings, and will continue to be put in as we bring you just an ungodly amount of information over the next month. We hope you enjoy the product we’ve created, and if you’d like to show appreciation for that work you can do so through this link, or via the donate button on in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. All donations are truly appreciated.

As our catcher rankings continue, they start with an old face in a new place:

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The Dynasty Guru’s Top 50 Dynasty League Catchers, Nos. 1-20

Congratulations on surviving another off-season. Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time to spend the next month  traveling across the positional landscape, labeling players with numbers that correspond to their value. It’s the very definition of freedom. A ton of hard work was put into these rankings, and will continue to be put in as we bring you just an ungodly amount of information over the next month. We hope you enjoy the product we’ve created, and if you’d like to show appreciation for that work you can do so through this link, or via the donate button on in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. All donations are truly appreciated.

We’ll kick off the 2015 version of our consensus ranks by donning the tools of ignorance, and hazarding a guess at the top 20 long-term catchers for dynasty leagues. Tomorrow will bring the back half of the list, and hopefully some new names to light.

Catcher is always a difficult position to handle, not only because of the low offensive bar, but also because if a player has to move off the position, they generally slide from the top of the defensive spectrum, to the bottom. In doing so, they go from the lowest offensive bar to contribute, to the highest.

Our top-20 dynasty league catchers are led off by a familiar, yet boyish face:

1) Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants (Age: 28, Previous Rank: 1)

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Teasing The 2015 Consensus Dynasty League Rankings

Once the holidays are over and you’ve already strayed from your plans to eat healthier in the new year, it can only mean one thing: the newest installment of comprehensive dynasty league rankings are here at The Dynasty Guru. Since this is the third year we’re doing this, you all know the drill already. And if you don’t, I’m going to take a brief moment to remind you of what we do here. Over the course of the next month, we’re going to be putting out dynasty rankings that cover nearly 700 players across every position on the diamond–and an individual comment will accompany each player from Mike Trout to Jesus Montero (thankfully, I’m not writing the Montero comment this year).

Those commentaries and these rankings are a true group effort, as the entire TDG team contributes to the process on both ends. You’ve surely seen some new faces over the last few months and I couldn’t be happier with how things have been working out. With additions like Matt Winkelman, JJ Jansons, Jake Devereaux, George Bissell, Kaz Yamakazi and Greg Wellemeyer, the talent pool at the site continues to grow in exciting ways. Of course, you’ll also see the more familiar faces throughout the rankings, like myself, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Nick Doran. The rankings here at TDG have all of our input integrated, and like last year, my personal rankings will be up at Baseball Prospectus. That also includes the Top 101 Dynasty Prospects (coming in February) and the Top 50 2014 Signees for Dynasty Drafts (from last week).

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