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The Top 500 Overall Dynasty League Ranks

So this is it. We’ve finally made it to the final day of the project. I hope it’s been a fun read — I certainly know it’s been a long one. After this post, it’ll be at 50,000+ words. Next week, it will be back to regular content, so if you’re one of the many new readers who found this site through the rankings project, I think you’ll enjoy sticking around once it’s over.

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Also, as promised, here is a downloadable Excel sheet with all of the rankings in one convenient place to take with you wherever you go:

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Thanks everyone for reading, and without blabbering on too much longer, here are the Top 500 overall dynasty league rankings:

Rank Player Pos Team
1 Mike Trout OF LAA
2 Ryan Braun OF MLW
3 Miguel Cabrera 3B DET
4 Bryce Harper OF WSH
5 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA
6 Matt Kemp OF LAD
7 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT
8 Robinson Cano 2B NYY
9 Joey Votto 1B CIN
10 Prince Fielder 1B DET
11 Justin Upton OF ATL
12 Starlin Castro SS CHC
13 Jason Heyward OF ATL
14 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL
15 Albert Pujols 1B LAA
16 Evan Longoria 3B TB
17 Hanley Ramirez SS LAD
18 Jose Reyes SS TOR
19 Buster Posey C SF
20 Adam Jones OF BAL
21 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL
22 Jose Bautista OF TOR
23 Clayton Kershaw SP LAD
24 Stephen Strasburg SP WSH
25 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS
26 Yoenis Cespedes OF OAK
27 Josh Hamilton OF LAA
28 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX
29 David Wright 3B NYM
30 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD
31 Felix Hernandez SP SEA
32 David Price SP TB
33 Allen Craig OF STL
34 Ian Kinsler 2B TEX
35 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR
36 Manny Machado 3B BAL
37 Justin Verlander SP DET
38 Jurickson Profar SS TEX
39 Eric Hosmer 1B KC
40 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARZ
41 Matt Holliday OF STL
42 Jay Bruce OF CIN
43 Ryan Zimmermann 3B WSH
44 Cole Hamels SP PHI
45 Yu Darvish SP TEX
46 Curtis Granderson OF NYY
47 Alex Gordon OF KC
48 Zack Greinke SP LAD
49 Adam Wainwright SP STL
50 Pablo Sandoval 3B SF
51 Brett Lawrie 3B TOR
52 Billy Butler 1B KC
53 Ben Zobrist SS TB
54 B.J. Upton OF ATL
55 Shin Soo-Choo OF CIN
56 Austin Jackson OF DET
57 Matt Moore SP TB
58 Matt Cain SP SF
59 CC Sabathia SP NYY
60 Max Scherzer SP DET
61 Gio Gonzalez SP WSH
62 Oscar Taveras OF STL
63 Billy Hamilton OF CIN
64 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE
65 Cliff Lee SP PHI
66 Madison Bumgarner SP SF
67 Jordan Zimmermann SP WSH
68 Joe Mauer C MIN
69 David Ortiz 1B BOS
70 Carlos Beltran OF STL
71 Johnny Cueto SP CIN
72 R.A. Dickey SP TOR
73 Chris Sale SP CHW
74 Roy Halladay SP PHI
75 Carlos Santana C CLE
76 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC
77 Jacoby Ellsbury OF BOS
78 Michael Bourn OF CLE
79 Jered Weaver SP LAA
80 Yadier Molina C STL
81 Ike Davis 1B NYM
82 Aroldis Chapman SP CIN
83 Dylan Bundy SP BAL
84 Wil Myers OF KC
85 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS
86 Craig Kimbrel RP ATL
87 Elvis Andrus SS TEX
88 Mat Latos SP CIN
89 Yovani Gallardo SP MLW
90 Aramis Ramirez 3B MLW
91 Chase Headley 3B SD
92 Alex Rios OF CHW
93 Desmond Jennings OF TB
94 James Shields SP KC
95 Brandon Morrow SP TOR
96 Josh Johnson SP TOR
97 Matt Harvey SP NYM
98 Matt Wieters C BAL
99 Aaron Hill 2B ARZ
100 Zack Wheeler SP NYM
101 Gerrit Cole SP PIT
102 Jesus Montero C SEA
103 Jimmy Rollins SS PHI
104 Starling Marte OF PIT
105 Sal Perez C KC
106 Shelby Miller SP STL
107 Brett Anderson SP OAK
108 Kris Medlen SP ATL
109 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY
110 Jimmy Rollins SS PHI
111 Miguel Montero C ARZ
112 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM
113 CJ Wilson SP LAA
114 Taijuan Walker SP SEA
115 Brandon Phillips 2B CIN
116 Anthony Rendon 3B WSH
117 Nick Castellanos 3B DET
118 Jose Fernandez SP MIA
119 Mike Moustakas 3B KC
120 Will Middlebrooks 3B BOS
121 Dan Haren SP WSH
122 Jose Altuve 2B HOU
123 Homer Bailey SP CIN
124 Jeff Samardzija SP CHC
125 Jarrod Parker SP OAK
126 Jayson Werth OF WSH
127 Dustin Ackley 2B SEA
128 Jon Lester SP BOS
129 Matt Garza SP CHC
130 Jameson Taillon SP PIT
131 Todd Frazier 3B CIN
132 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU
133 Javier Baez SS CHC
134 Miguel Sano 3B MIN
135 Jake Peavy SP CHW
136 Chase Utley 2B PHI
137 Ian Desmond SS WSH
138 Doug Fister SP DET
139 Anibal Sanchez SP DET
140 Brian McCann C ATL
141 Carlos Correa SS HOU
142 Byron Buxton OF MIN
143 Melky Cabrera OF TOR
144 Jason Motte RP STL
145 Lance Lynn SP STL
146 Tim Lincecum SP SF
147 Wilin Rosario C COL
148 Trevor Bauer SP CLE
149 Martin Prado 3B ARZ
150 Jaime Garcia SP STL
151 Mike Olt 3B TEX
152 Tyler Skaggs SP ARZ
153 Melky Cabrera OF TOR
154 Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI
155 Neil Walker 2B PIT
156 Rickie Weeks 2B MLW
157 Delino DeShields Jr 2B HOU
158 Hunter Pence OF SF
159 Christian Yelich OF MIA
160 Mike Zunino C SEA
161 Justin Morneau 1B MIN
162 Carl Crawford OF LAD
163 Josh Reddick OF OAK
164 Nelson Cruz OF TEX
165 Jorge Soler OF CHC
166 Rymer Liriano OF SD
167 Adam LaRoche 1B WSH
168 Paul Konerko 1B CHW
169 Archie Bradley SP ARZ
170 Matt Harrison SP TEX
171 Mike Minor SP ATL
172 Rafael Soriano RP WSH
173 Yonder Alonso 1B SD
174 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL
175 Lorenzo Cain OF KC
176 Yasmani Grandal C SD
177 Edwin Jackson SP CHC
178 A.J. Burnett SP PIT
179 Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY
180 Danny Hultzen SP SEA
181 Casey Kelly SP SD
182 Carlos Martinez SP STL
183 Trevor Cahill SP ARZ
184 Brian Goodwin OF WSH
185 Mike Napoli C BOS
186 Howie Kendrick 2B LAA
187 Addison Russell SS OAK
188 Jean Segura SS MLW
189 Jeremy Hellickson SP TB
190 Phil Hughes SP NYY
191 Derek Holland SP TEX
192 David Freese 3B STL
193 George Springer OF HOU
194 Nick Markakis OF BAL
195 Nick Swisher OF CLE
196 Alcides Escobar SS KC
197 Joe Nathan RP TEX
198 Mark Trumbo OF LAA
199 Josh Willingham OF MIN
200 Corey Hart OF MLW
201 Brandon Beachy SP ATL
202 Cory Luebke SP SD
203 Michael Morse OF SEA
204 Michael Cuddyer OF COL
205 Shane Victorino OF BOS
206 Andre Ethier OF LAD
207 Matt Barnes SP BOS
208 Addison Reed RP CHW
209 Dan Uggla 2B ATL
210 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT
211 Kyle Seager 3B SEA
212 Jason Kubel OF ARZ
213 Cameron Maybin OF SD
214 Torii Hunter OF DET
215 Coco Crisp OF OAK
216 Jonathan Lucroy C MLW
217 Dexter Fowler OF COL
218 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN
219 Alen Hanson SS PIT
220 Asdrubal Cabrera SS CLE
221 Aaron Sanchez SP TOR
222 Max Fried SP SD
223 Ian Kennedy SP ARZ
224 Jedd Gyorko 2B SD
225 Fernando Rodney RP TB
226 Jon Niese SP NYM
227 Chris Archer SP TB
228 Nolan Arenado 3B COL
229 Tyler Austin OF NYY
230 Gregory Polanco OF PIT
231 Ryan Madson RP LAA
232 Chris Davis OF BAL
233 Norichika Aoki OF MLW
234 Derek Norris C OAK
235 Colby Rasmus OF TOR
236 Bubba Starling OF KC
237 Kyle Zimmer SP KC
238 Anthony Gose OF TOR
239 David Dahl OF COL
240 Joel Hanrahan RP BOS
241 Mariano Rivera RP NYY
242 Eddie Rosario 2B MIN
243 Kaleb Cowart 3B LAA
244 Dayan Viciedo OF CHW
245 Garrett Jones OF PIT
246 Kevin Gausman SP BAL
247 Alex Cobb SP TB
248 Matt Joyce OF TB
249 Greg Holland RP KC
250 Clay Buchholz SP BOS
251 Alfonso Soriano OF CHC
252 Ichiro Suzuki OF NYY
253 Angel Pagan OF SF
254 Mason Williams OF NYY
255 Jim Johnson RP BAL
256 Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA
257 Devin Mesoraco C CIN
258 Huston Street RP SD
259 Kenley Jansen RP LAD
260 Victor Martinez C DET
261 Trevor Story SS COL
262 Neftali Feliz RP TEX
263 Trevor Rosenthal RP STL
264 Gary Sanchez C NYY
265 Derek Jeter SS NYY
266 Zack Cozart SS CIN
267 Noah Syndergaard SP TOR
268 Josh Rutledge SS COL
269 Dan Vogelbach 1B CHC
270 Taylor Guerrieri SP TB
271 J.J. Putz RP ARZ
272 Glen Perkins RP MIN
273 Jake Marisnick OF TOR
274 Francisco Lindor SS CLE
275 Erick Aybar SS LAA
276 Lucas Giolito SP WSH
277 Josh Beckett SP LAD
278 Wade Miley SP ARZ
279 Brandon Belt 1B SF
280 Kendrys Morales 1B SEA
281 Yasiel Puig OF LAD
282 Marco Estrada SP MLW
283 Julio Teheran SP ATL
284 Chris Perez RP CLE
285 Alexei Ramirez SS CHW
286 David Murphy OF TEX
287 Ryan Ludwick OF CIN
288 Carlos Gomez OF MLW
289 Daniel Hudson SP ARZ
290 Brandon McCarthy SP ARZ
291 Ricky Romero SP TOR
292 John Axford RP MLW
293 Ben Revere OF PHI
294 Tyler Colvin OF COL
295 Jackie Bradley Jr OF BOS
296 Chris Carter 1B OAK
297 Chris Tillman SP BAL
298 Michael Pineda SP NYY
299 Carlos Quentin OF CHW
300 Danny Espinosa SS WSH
301 Rubby de la Rosa SP BOS
302 Michael Saunders OF SEA
303 Denard Span OF WSH
304 Jason Hammel SP BAL
305 James Paxton SP SEA
306 Wily Peralta SP MLW
307 Stephen Drew SS BOS
308 Alejandro De Aza OF CHW
309 Adam Eaton OF ARZ
310 Kolten Wong 2B STL
311 Jacob Turner SP MIA
312 Rafael Betancourt RP COL
313 Ryan Howard 1B PHI
314 Adam Dunn 1B CHW
315 Tim Hudson SP ATL
316 Ryan Dempster SP BOS
317 Edinson Volquez SP SD
318 Zach Britton SP BAL
319 Andrew Cashner SP SD
320 Lance Berkman 1B TEX
321 Gordon Beckham 2B CHW
322 Jason Vargas SP LAA
323 Kyle Lohse SP FA
324 Colby Lewis SP TEX
325 Andrelton Simmons SS ATL
326 Chad Billingsley SP LAD
327 Allen Webster SP BOS
328 Aaron Hicks OF MIN
329 Cody Ross OF ARZ
330 Albert Almora OF CHC
331 Casey Jannsen RP TOR
332 Everth Cabrera SS SD
333 Alex Meyer SP MIN
334 Robert Stephenson SP CIN
335 A.J. Griffin SP OAK
336 Shaun Marcum SP NYM
337 Michael Brantley OF CLE
338 Jon Jay OF STL
339 Scott Baker SP CHC
340 David Robertson RP NYY
341 Jake Odorizzi SP TB
342 Matt Davidson 3B ARZ
343 Emilio Bonifacio OF TOR
344 Brett Gardner OF NYY
345 Alexi Ogando RP TEX
346 Peter Bourjos OF LAA
347 Chris Young OF OAK
348 Jemile Weeks 2B OAK
349 Omar Infante 2B DET
350 Gary Brown OF SF
351 Manny Banuelos SP NYY
352 Nick Franklin 2B SEA
353 Josh Bell OF PIT
354 Will Venable OF SD
355 Kyle Gibson SP MIN
356 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL
357 Daniel Murphy 2B NYM
358 Logan Morrison OF MIA
359 Nolan Reimold OF BAL
360 Wade Davis SP KC
361 Chris Capuano SP LAD
362 Ryan Vogelsong SP SF
363 Robbie Erlin SP SD
364 Luis Heredia SP PIT
365 Dorssys Paulino SS CLE
366 John Lamb SP KC
367 Yordano Ventura SP KC
368 Corey Seager 3B LAD
369 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY
370 Kyle Crick SP SF
371 Jeff Niemann SP TB
372 Chris Nelson 3B COL
373 Drew Smyly SP DET
374 Justin Nicolino SP TOR
375 John Danks SP CHW
376 Marco Scutaro SS SF
377 J.J. Hardy SS BAL
378 Jorge De La Rosa SP COL
379 Jed Lowrie SS OAK
380 Bud Norris SP HOU
381 Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT
382 Johan Santana SP NYM
383 Blake Swihart C BOS
384 Francisco Liriano SP PIT
385 Rick Porcello SP DET
386 Tony Cingrani SP CIN
387 Dee Gordon SS LAD
388 Mark Reynolds 1B CLE
389 Ross Detwiler SP WSH
390 Dan Straily SP OAK
391 Matt Adams 1B STL
392 Jarred Cosart RP HOU
393 Michael Choice OF OAK
394 Domonic Brown OF PHI
395 Mitch Moreland 1B TEX
396 Juan Pierre OF MIA
397 Jorge Bonifacio OF KC
398 Arodys Vizcaino RP CHC
399 Jonathan Broxton RP CIN
400 Erasmo Ramirez SP SEA
401 Ervin Santana SP KC
402 Danny Duffy SP KC
403 A.J. Cole SP WSH
404 Lance McCullers Jr SP HOU
405 Martin Perez SP TEX
406 Avisail Garcia OF DET
407 Vinnie Pestano RP CLE
408 Dillon Gee SP NYM
409 Paul Maholm SP ATL
410 Michael Fiers SP MLW
411 Pat Corbin SP ARZ
412 Ivan Nova SP NYY
413 Mark Buehrle SP TOR
414 Andy Pettitte SP NYY
415 Zach Lee SP LAD
416 Vance Worley SP MIN
417 Clayton Blackburn SP SF
418 Courtney Hawkins OF CHW
419 Stryker Trahan C ARZ
420 J.R. Graham SP ATL
421 Tommy Hanson SP LAA
422 J.P. Arencibia C TOR
423 A.J. Pierzynski C TEX
424 Lewis Brinson OF TEX
425 Rajai Davis OF TOR
426 Delmon Young OF PHI
427 James McDonald SP PIT
428 Clayton Richard SP SD
429 Richie Shaffer 3B TB
430 Jose Berrios SP MIN
431 Jhoulys Chacin SP COL
432 Ricky Nolasco SP MIA
433 Carlos Villanueva SP CHC
434 Felix Doubront SP BOS
435 Drew Pomeranz SP COL
436 Jeremy Guthrie SP KC
437 Joe Ross SP SD
438 Andrew Heaney SP MIA
439 Michael Wacha SP STL
440 Brad Miller SS SEA
441 Andy Dirks OF DET
442 Gavin Floyd SP CHW
443 Brett Jackson OF CHC
444 Tommy Milone SP OAK
445 Chris Stratton SP SF
446 Adalberto Mondesi SS KC
447 Hisashi Iwakuma SP SEA
448 Henderson Alvarez SP MIA
449 Yunel Escobar SS TB
450 Garrett Richards SP LAA
451 Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL
452 Jesse Biddle SP PHI
453 Rougned Odor 2B TEX
454 Kelly Johnson 2B TB
455 Jorge Alfaro C TEX
456 Brandon Maurer SP SEA
457 Wilson Ramos C WSH
458 Ryan Doumit C MIN
459 Alex Avila C DET
460 Marcus Stroman RP TOR
461 Jason Grilli RP PIT
462 Grant Balfour RP OAK
463 Joey Gallo 3B TEX
464 Sergio Romo RP SF
465 Carlos Ruiz C PHI
466 Jeff Keppinger 2B CHW
467 Kevin Youkilis 3B NYY
468 Bryce Brentz OF BOS
469 Leonys Martin OF TEX
470 Nate McLouth OF BAL
471 Eduardo Nunez SS NYY
472 Jose Campos SP NYY
473 Tyrell Jenkins SP STL
474 Joe Blanton SP LAA
475 Randall Delgado SP ARZ
476 Jake McGee RP TB
477 Brandon League RP LAD
478 Chris Iannetta C LAA
479 Travis Snider OF PIT
480 Michael Young 3B PHI
481 Lucas Duda OF NYM
482 Mike Carp OF SEA
483 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA
484 John Lackey SP BOS
485 Felipe Paulino SP KC
486 David Hernandez RP ARZ
487 Steve Cishek RP MIA
488 Zach McAllister SP CLE
489 Ted Lilly SP LAD
490 Scott Diamond SP MIN
491 Matthew Wisler SP SD
492 Clint Coulter C MLW
493 Blake Snell SP TB
494 John Jaso C OAK
495 Nick Travieso SP CIN
496 Drew Storen RP WSH
497 Ernesto Frieri RP LAA
498 Jeimer Candelario 3B CHC
499 Victor Sanchez SP SEA
500 Slade Heathcott OF NYY

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  1. Darren
    February 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Thanks for this! Melky is at both 143 and 153 though.

  2. February 14, 2013 at 8:46 am

    Bravo, well done sir! I truly appreciate the downloadable Excel, it’s like a Valentine present from you which is awkward, but I’ll take it!

  3. Doog
    February 14, 2013 at 9:03 am

    That spreadsheet is phenomenal. Thank you.

  4. February 14, 2013 at 10:20 am

    Awesome awesome awesome. Drafting in 2 brand new Roto dynasty leagues, this is going to help tremendously for both this year and the next 10!

  5. Verb
    February 14, 2013 at 11:31 am

    spreadsheet is amazing!

  6. February 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks for all of your hard work, been following along the whole way. Appreciate it!

  7. February 14, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Thanks so much for this, been following the whole series and it’s been great!

  8. OT
    February 14, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Great Stuff!!!

    side note…Jimmy Rollins is 103 & 110

  9. February 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    thanks for these great rankings! i’ll link to them on my site for my leaguemates to see (even if it helps them) appreciate the effort it must have taken

  10. Raftman
    February 14, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Thanks man! love your stuff.

  11. Dave H
    February 14, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Good Stuff. Appreciate your dedication.

  12. February 17, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Great stuff

  13. Halo Fan
    February 18, 2013 at 10:25 am

    Good stuff! Carlos Quentin is listed as a member of “CHW.” Should be SD.

  14. Halo Fan
    February 18, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Also, Marisnick is now a Marlin and Syndergaard a Met.

  15. Big Wolt
    February 19, 2013 at 12:23 am

    What is the time horizon for these ranks?

    • February 19, 2013 at 2:21 pm

      There’s no specific time horizon in mind. Just overall current value in a dynasty format of approximately 14-16 teams.

  16. Chris Crater
    February 20, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    Dynasty (keep em forever) Draft with lots of help from your rankings. (14 team league) Think I can compete in 2014? Obviously not alot of other owners put much emphasis on acquiring minor league talent. Also, I have 6 rounds left with minor league talent such as Taijuan Walker, Javier Baez, and Taijuan Walker, while best major league talent would be Julio Teheran, Michael Pineda (we have a DL spot), Gordon Beckham and Stephen Drew. Anything obvious stand out to you as to what I should do? Thanks!!

    C Jesus Montero
    C Mike Zunino
    1B Eric Hosmer
    2B Jurickson Profar
    SS Starlin Castro
    3B Evan Longoria
    MI Danny Espinosa
    CR Mark Reynolds
    OF Andrew McCutchen
    OF Allen Craig
    OF Ben Revere
    OF Carlos Beltran
    OF Drew Stubbs
    UT Oscar Taveras

    P Gio Gonzalez
    P R.A. Dickey
    P Dan Haren
    P Jon Lester
    P Huston Street
    P Shelby Miller
    P Bruce Rondon
    P Gerrit Cole
    P Jose Fernandez

    Reserves (so far)
    David Robertson

    • February 24, 2013 at 12:19 pm

      Honestly, I think you may be able to compete with that roster this year, if your pitching breaks right. You definitely need more pitching, but Gio/Dickey is a great place to start. I would just grab reserves to plug in for the players who won’t start the season in the majors (Profar, Taveras, Cole, etc) and see how the season goes.

  17. February 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    Thanks everyone for all the kind words — I really appreciate it! I’m really happy to hear that people are finding this all helpful as a resource.

  18. Allen
    February 26, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Do you have a rankings list of guys who are likely to get the callup this year and help fantasy teams? I like your rankings list but I am trying to find some top name guys that will contribute in a 12 team dynasty league with 28 total players on each roster. I know its difficult to determine when a player is coming up. Most of the big names like Profar, Hamilton, Miller, Wheeler are already taken. There are several on this list I see that are FA pool. Hope to hear from you soon!

    • February 26, 2013 at 4:58 pm

      If you download the spreadsheet and filter by “Ready for the Show”, you can see the more impactful prospects you are likely to see this season.

      • Allen
        February 26, 2013 at 5:23 pm

        ah i c. i did not bother lookin at that because i do not have excel on my comp. and ive used the trial time alrdy. u have a printer copy by chance?

  19. Allen
    February 26, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I had to upload your document to google documents. Thanks for the great work you’ve done here! I love the site and you are becoming one of my favorite fantasy experts and I come to you before anyone for my main league which is my dynasty league.

  20. Chris
    February 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    First off, I love your rankings. Just wondering which spot Jimmy Rollins and Melky Cabrera should be ranked since you have them both listed twice.

    So I just traded for Wil Myers in a dynasty league. In terms of floor and ceiling, which OFs would you compare him to?


    • March 1, 2013 at 12:06 am

      Thanks – for Rollins and Cabrera, the first placement is the correct one.

      As far as Wil Myers, I think he’ll either be more of a Josh Willingham type (not so great average, pretty great power) or he’ll be a Billy Butler type (very solid average, decent power). If he puts it all together, maybe he can have a Matt Holliday type career. I just don’t believe he’ll be able to combine the high average and big power numbers at the same time in the majors.

  21. Steven
    March 2, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Great work!
    Need an advice on who to keep…Latos or Bundy? Profar or Kipnis?

    • March 2, 2013 at 8:40 am


      In a keeper format where you have to choose, I’d go Latos. He’s pretty great in his own right and Bundy likely won’t contribute that much in 2013. Same with Kipnis vs Profar. Profar much better long-term, but without a job, Kipnis needs to be kept.

  22. Allen
    March 6, 2013 at 6:38 am

    I am holding Olt in my dynasty league. Rendon just got dropped. Do u take Rendon over Olt? I am also taking into consideration who will be up first. I know both are blocked right now. I see Rendon is also killing it in spring training.

    • March 6, 2013 at 8:07 am

      I think I would. Rendon might be a little further away, but there’s no guarantee that Olt will be in the majors before the second half – though he clearly has an easier path to playing time. All it would take is a Berkman/Beltre/Moreland injury, or just Moreland being ineffective.

      • Allen
        March 6, 2013 at 8:20 am

        So you feel Rendon’s ceiling is higher than Olt’s celing I assume? If so what type of line do you see Rendon at?

        • March 6, 2013 at 8:33 am

          Yes, I think Rendon can essentially be Olt but with an extra 25 points of average. He’s capable of hitting .300 with 25 HR and a lot of counting stats because of his ability to get on base – it just comes down to the health risk with Rendon.

  23. Chris
    March 6, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I was offered Giancarlo Stanton for Josh Hamilton and Oscar Taveras. Thoughts?

    • March 6, 2013 at 12:11 pm

      I wouldn’t do that. Hamilton has his flaws, but he’s also still very valuable. Plus, you have the spot covered long-term with Taveras — not to mention the number of years you’ll be able to play them side-by-side.

      • Chris
        March 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm

        I agree with that. The same guy offered me Starlin Castro and Xander Bogaerts for Hamilton and Taveras. He really wants Taveras but I could use a SS and my other OFs are Heyward, Holliday, and Bruce. Thoughts?

  24. Allen
    March 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    Want to know how crazy the guys in my league are? He wants McCutchen for Taveras + he said he wuld give me an upgrade. What upgrade i dnt even know. but i know hes not givin me Kershaw or CarGo his 2 best players. Oh wait he thinks Taveras is worth a first rounder so I guess that is his best player?

  25. MB
    March 7, 2013 at 2:49 am

    Would Wieters move up in a 2 C league? This list makes me have buyer’s remorse for taking at 68, ahead of machado, holliday, cliff lee, sale, myers and more.

    • March 7, 2013 at 9:31 am

      Absolutely. All catchers would slide up in a 2C league. The position plays much differently there than in a 1C format.

  26. Allen
    March 7, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    What do you feel about Fujikawa? The potential closer for the cubs.

    • March 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

      Optimistic, but hesitant. Plus, I think this is Vizcaino’s job long-term. He could have a lot of success until teams figure him out though.

      • Allen
        March 8, 2013 at 4:52 am

        I noticed Rondon is not on this list also. Not a fan? Also do you update this throughout the preseason/season? or is it just a one time only update before the season. Also curious if you feel Hicks has pushed up his ranking a bit because of the hot spring training hes had.

        • March 8, 2013 at 1:01 pm

          I am not a believer in Rondon, and I actually wrote more about this in an earlier post (which you should be able to find by searching his name – I can’t link to it since I’m on my phone.

          The rankings are not going to be updates on an ongoing basis because its more disformative than informative. I don’t think more of Aaron Hicks because he hit a few wind-aided HRs yesterday in a spring training game – he’s still the same guy. Reacting to small samples and ST performances leads to bad decisions and bad analysis.

  27. PLM
    March 8, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Do these rankings assume you can keep the player permanently at no cost (other than roster space)?

  28. Matt
    March 13, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    So I take it you wouldnt trade almora for fujikawa? aim higher?

  29. stefane
    March 21, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Hey what kind of ceiling do u see long term oscar tavares having if you compared him to a current MLB player. I was offered in our 20 team keeper league Evan longoria for tavares and Tommy Joseph. I should definately take this deal but my team is still 2 or 3 years away. So me trading for longoria would just be a plan to move him during the year. IWith tavares is 20 and should be in majors at 21 compared to evan longoria 28 already I have many more year of oscar tavares but I just wonder what mlb player is Tavares most likely to become.


    • March 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm

      The comp most often seen in terms of skillset is Vladmir Guerrero. He could be a .300+ hitter with 25-30 home runs. Given the state of your team (2-3 years away) and the goal of flipping Longoria, I don’t think you’re going to GET a better prospect than Taveras later on. I wouldn’t do that deal in your situation.

  30. Javier Vega
    March 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Dynasty Guru, my complements on all your good work here. I have been proposed the following trade.

    My Current Players:
    Freddie Freeman
    Carl Crawford
    Bryce Harper

    I certainly would not Mind having Bryce Harper; I just feel he is overrated. I would love to get value for Carl Crawford. Freddie Freeman, really like this guys looking forward to a huge year from him.

    This is my current Roster:
    Travis d’Arnaud,Freddie Freeman,Jose Altuve,Mike Moustakas,Everth Cabrera,Andrew McCutchen,Shin-Soo Choo,Chris Davis,Brandon Belt,Carl Crawford,Wil Myers,
    Billy Hamilton,Anthony Rendon

    Stephen Strasburg,Chris Sale,Dylan Bundy,Bobby Parnell,Madison Bumgarner,Yu Darvish,James Shields,Gerrit Cole

    • March 24, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Thanks for the kind words. If you have a chance to get Harper in a dynasty format by giving up two players who are not stars, I’m absolutely doing it.

    • March 24, 2013 at 7:55 pm

      I second Bret’s statement. I am a fan of Crawford, and less so of Freeman, but neither are stars. Harper has a chance to be a megastar on the level of Giancarlo Stanton when it comes to power, and he has more speed. Harper might not reach that level so soon, but he’s only 20. With no limits on players, I wouldn’t hesitate to accept that trade.

    • Javier Vega
      March 25, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      After some research I agree with you both. I will admit I am probably being too optimistic about Freeman… I have countered the deal to what I mentioned above Freeman/Crawford for Harper.
      The original offer had pitchers in the deal also, he wants Shields and is giving me back Lincecum.
      If he does not I am leaning towards offering him the original deal. Then I would try to trade Lincecum; if and when he goes on a hot streak. Any thoughts?

  31. Allen
    April 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    When do you expect Biddle could be up to the bigs?

  32. July 7, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Offered Kyle Seager, Wil Myers and Starlin Castro for Miggy in my keeper league. Thoughts?

  33. Travis
    August 13, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I am in a 20 team, 20 keeper dynasty league. Need your input as I am trying to compete for title in 2014.

    As of now my projected SP for next year are: Strasburg, Jarred Cosart, Cashner, Garrett Richards with possibility of keeping Odorizzi/Luebke/Felix.

    My main bats consist of: Pujols, Cano, HanRam, Granderson, Middlebrooks with top prospects in Taveras, d’Arnaud, Lindor, Jackie Bradley Jr., and Jorge Soler.

    I was just offered Longoria/Grilli/Rienzo for Strasburg and Lindor. What should I do?

    We play holds in addition to saves and right now my bullpen is Robertson, Kimbrel, and Soria. I lost Venters to DL and picked up Brian Wilson hoping he performs well end of 2013 and gets a gig next year.


  34. NorDub
    February 14, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    Thanks, always love reading these lists; I know lots of hard work went into it.

    I thought Paul Goldschmidt would be at least top 20, maybe cracking top 15 or top 10. As he is ranked right now (40th), it seems way too low. Below guys like Hosmer (who I like) and Profar (who hasn’t done a thing in MLB).

    I also thought Castro at 12 was pretty odd given his recent disaster year.

    • February 15, 2014 at 2:20 am

      Your comments are spot on, but this is last year’s list. The 2014 list will be out next week.

      • February 15, 2014 at 3:51 pm

        I realized that after I left the comment 🙂 Feelin’ like a big noob haha. I tried looking for the date on the post and the title but didn’t see it anywhere. I was tipped off after reading the comments posted from a year ago! Looking forward to the new list!

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