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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.

As always, 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.

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:

Rk Player Pos
1 Mike Trout OF
2 Giancarlo Stanton OF
3 Andrew McCutchen OF
4 Paul Goldschmidt 1B
5 Bryce Harper OF
6 Clayton Kershaw SP
7 Miguel Cabrera 1B
8 Jose Abreu 1B
9 Anthony Rendon 2B
10 Carlos Gomez OF
11 Robinson Cano 2B
12 Yasiel Puig OF
13 Adam Jones OF
14 Troy Tulowitzki SS
15 Felix Hernandez SP
16 Ian Desmond SS
17 Josh Donaldson 3B
18 Buster Posey C
19 Ryan Braun OF
20 Max Scherzer SP
21 Edwin Encarnacion 1B
22 Anthony Rizzo 1B
23 Manny Machado 3B
24 Jose Altuve 2B
25 Justin Upton OF
26 Chris Sale SP
27 Yu Darvish SP
28 Jose Bautista OF
29 Carlos Gonzalez OF
30 Jose Fernandez SP
31 Stephen Strasburg SP
32 Xander Bogaerts SS
33 George Springer OF
34 Hunter Pence OF
35 Kris Bryant 3B
36 Michael Brantley OF
37 David Price SP
38 Byron Buxton OF
39 Billy Hamilton OF
40 Christian Yelich OF
41 Evan Longoria 3B
42 Freddie Freeman 1B
43 Zack Greinke SP
44 Cole Hamels SP
45 Starlin Castro SS
46 Madison Bumgarner SP
47 Matt Harvey SP
48 Jason Heyward OF
49 Starling Marte OF
50 Jose Reyes SS
51 Hanley Ramirez SS
52 Jordan Zimmermann SP
53 Gerrit Cole SP
54 Ian Kinsler 2B
55 Joey Votto 1B
56 Matt Kemp OF
57 Carlos Correa SS
58 Jonathan Lucroy C
59 Adrian Gonzalez 1B
60 Aroldis Chapman RP
61 Jacoby Ellsbury OF
62 Mookie Betts OF
63 Corey Kluber SP
64 Kyle Seager 3B
65 Prince Fielder 1B
66 Jon Lester SP
67 Johnny Cueto SP
68 Alex Cobb SP
69 Julio Teheran SP
70 Jason Kipnis 2B
71 Devin Mesoraco C
72 Jake Arrieta SP
73 Addison Russell SS
74 Javier Baez SS
75 Corey Dickerson OF
76 David Wright 3B
77 Adrian Beltre 3B
78 Craig Kimbrel RP
79 Wil Myers OF
80 Nolan Arenado 3B
81 Chris Davis 3B
82 Gregory Polanco OF
83 Miguel Sano 3B
84 Albert Pujols 1B
85 Adam Wainwright SP
86 Alex Gordon OF
87 Corey Seager SS
88 Greg Holland RP
89 Dustin Pedroia 2B
90 James Shields SP
91 Gio Gonzalez SP
92 Masahiro Tanaka SP
93 Jorge Soler OF
94 Kenley Jansen RP
95 Todd Frazier 3B
96 Sonny Gray SP
97 Jurickson Profar 2B
98 Mat Latos SP
99 Zack Wheeler SP
100 Kevin Gausman SP
101 Yoenis Cespedes OF
102 Jeff Samardzija SP
103 Michael Wacha SP
104 Jay Bruce OF
105 Noah Syndergaard SP
106 Lucas Giolito SP
107 Jean Segura SS
108 Garrett Richards SP
109 Joc Pederson OF
110 Joey Gallo 3B
111 Pablo Sandoval 3B
112 Marcus Stroman SP
113 Kolten Wong 2B
114 David Ortiz DH
115 Jacob deGrom SP
116 Charlie Blackmon OF
117 Anibal Sanchez SP
118 Yordano Ventura SP
119 Ryan Zimmerman 3B
120 Julio Urias SP
121 Matt Holliday OF
122 Dellin Betances RP
123 Cody Allen RP
124 Brian McCann C
125 Victor Martinez 1B
126 Marcell Ozuna OF
127 Eric Hosmer 1B
128 Brian Dozier 2B
129 Nelson Cruz OF
130 Archie Bradley SP
131 Lorenzo Cain OF
132 Shelby Miller SP
133 Homer Bailey SP
134 Dylan Bundy SP
135 Melky Cabrera OF
136 Yasmany Tomas OF
137 Matt Adams 1B
138 Lucas Duda 1B
139 Dee Gordon 2B
140 Francisco Lindor SS
141 Taijuan Walker SP
142 Rusney Castillo OF
143 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP
144 Hisashi Iwakuma SP
145 Neil Walker 2B
146 Salvador Perez C
147 Yadier Molina C
148 Jonathan Gray SP
149 Brett Gardner OF
150 David Dahl OF
151 Howie Kendrick 2B
152 Yan Gomes C
153 Tim Anderson SS
154 Andrew Cashner SP
155 Arismendy Alcantara 2B
156 Derek Norris C
157 Travis d’Arnaud C
158 Drew Smyly SP
159 Carlos Rodon SP
160 Alex Wood SP
161 Evan Gattis C
162 David Robertson RP
163 Glen Perkins RP
164 James Paxton SP
165 Tyson Ross SP
166 Jayson Werth OF
167 Shin-Soo Choo OF
168 Matt Carpenter 3B
169 Dalton Pompey OF
170 Chris Archer SP
171 Alexei Ramirez SS
172 Carlos Santana 3B
173 Daniel Murphy 2B
174 Rougned Odor 2B
175 Matt Wieters C
176 Yasmani Grandal C
177 Brett Lawrie 2B
178 Carlos Carrasco SP
179 Jose Quintana SP
180 Matt Cain SP
181 Brandon Belt 1B
182 J.D. Martinez OF
183 Mark Trumbo 1B
184 Lance Lynn SP
185 Matt Moore SP
186 Russell Martin C
187 Wilson Ramos C
188 Doug Fister SP
189 Leonys Martin OF
190 Andrew Heaney SP
191 Kyle Schwarber C
192 Brandon Moss 1B
193 Justin Morneau 1B
194 Chris Owings SS
195 Zach Britton RP
196 Trevor Rosenthal RP
197 Adam LaRoche 1B
198 Ben Revere OF
199 Justin Verlander SP
200 Nick Castellanos 3B
201 Chase Headley 3B
202 Oswaldo Arcia OF
203 Chris Carter DH
204 Adam Eaton OF
205 Kole Calhoun OF
206 Danny Duffy SP
207 Patrick Corbin SP
208 Robert Stephenson SP
209 Daniel Norris SP
210 Desmond Jennings OF
211 AJ Pollock OF
212 Chris Tillman SP
213 Cliff Lee SP
214 Avisail Garcia OF
215 Josh Bell OF
216 Mike Minor SP
217 Jedd Gyorko 2B
218 Aaron Hill 2B
219 Derek Holland SP
220 Miguel Montero C
221 Jorge Alfaro C
222 Rymer Liriano OF
223 Raimel Tapia OF
224 Danny Salazar SP
225 Jered Weaver SP
226 Jesse Winker OF
227 Nomar Mazara OF
228 Drew Storen RP
229 Steve Cishek RP
230 Blake Swihart C
231 Joe Mauer 1B
232 Rick Porcello SP
233 Maikel Franco 3B
234 DJ Peterson 3B
235 Jake Odorizzi SP
236 Mark Melancon RP
237 Alex Gonzalez SP
238 Ken Giles RP
239 Clint Frazier OF
240 Jameson Taillon SP
241 Braden Shipley SP
242 Wily Peralta SP
243 Michael Pineda SP
244 Trevor Bauer SP
245 Denard Span OF
246 Aaron Sanchez SP
247 Dexter Fowler OF
248 Jimmy Rollins SS
249 Aramis Ramirez 3B
250 Hunter Harvey SP
251 Nick Williams OF
252 Chase Utley 2B
253 Mark Appel SP
254 Tyler Glasnow SP
255 Francisco Liriano SP
256 Ian Kennedy SP
257 Josh Harrison 3B
258 Koji Uehara RP
259 Martin Prado 2B
260 Jake McGee RP
261 Alex Rios OF
262 Jose Peraza 2B
263 Curtis Granderson OF
264 Sean Doolittle RP
265 Matthew Wisler SP
266 J.P. Crawford SS
267 Adam Lind 1B
268 Kennys Vargas DH
269 Carlos Martinez SP
270 Aaron Judge OF
271 Huston Street RP
272 Neftali Feliz RP
273 Elvis Andrus SS
274 Alcides Escobar SS
275 Jake Thompson SP
276 Steven Matz SP
277 Scott Kazmir SP
278 Alex Meyer SP
279 Jonathan Singleton 1B
280 Mike Napoli 1B
281 Michael Taylor OF
282 Jeff Hoffman SP
283 Aaron Nola SP
284 Alex Jackson OF
285 Kohl Stewart SP
286 Dallas Keuchel SP
287 Sean Manaea SP
288 Ervin Santana SP
289 Albert Almora OF
290 Michael Cuddyer OF
291 Matt Garza SP
292 Hunter Renfroe OF
293 Ryan McMahon 3B
294 Henderson Alvarez SP
295 Pedro Alvarez 3B
296 Erick Aybar SS
297 Dan Vogelbach 1B
298 Fernando Rodney RP
299 Jose Berrios SP
300 Jhonny Peralta SS
301 Phil Hughes SP
302 Henry Owens SP
303 Austin Jackson OF
304 Ben Zobrist SS
305 Martin Perez SP
306 Austin Meadows OF
307 Mike Zunino C
308 Joaquin Benoit RP
309 Wilin Rosario C
310 Wade Miley SP
311 J.J. Hardy SS
312 Dustin Ackley OF
313 Brad Miller SS
314 Collin McHugh SP
315 Daniel Robertson SS
316 Marco Gonzales SP
317 Jason Castro C
318 Gary Sanchez C
319 Carl Crawford OF
320 Josh Reddick OF
321 Nick Kingham SP
322 Dilson Herrera 2B
323 Nick Franklin 2B
324 Tyler Skaggs SP
325 Josh Hamilton OF
326 Jon Niese SP
327 Drew Hutchison SP
328 John Lackey SP
329 Jason Hammel SP
330 Stephen Piscotty OF
331 Reynaldo Lopez SP
332 Wilmer Flores SS
333 Addison Reed RP
334 Jonathan Papelbon RP
335 Manuel Margot OF
336 Steven Souza OF
337 Brandon McCarthy SP
338 Asdrubal Cabrera SS
339 Brandon Nimmo OF
340 Eduardo Rodriguez SP
341 Marlon Byrd OF
342 Wade Davis RP
343 Jesse Hahn SP
344 Michael Saunders OF
345 Kyle Zimmer SP
346 Coco Crisp OF
347 Jimmy Nelson SP
348 A.J. Cole SP
349 Lonnie Chisenhall 3B
350 Brandon Finnegan SP
351 Rafael Devers 3B
352 Carlos Beltran OF
353 Franklin Barreto SS
354 Drew Stubbs OF
355 Jung-Ho Kang SS
356 Jenrry Mejia RP
357 Luke Gregerson RP
358 R.A. Dickey SP
359 Matt Shoemaker SP
360 Josmil Pinto C
361 Marcus Semien 2B
362 Jordy Mercer SS
363 Lucas Sims SP
364 Yovani Gallardo SP
365 Andrelton Simmons SS
366 Trevor Plouffe 3B
367 Didi Gregorius SS
368 Steve Pearce 1B
369 Trea Turner SS
370 Nori Aoki OF
371 Jake Marisnick OF
372 Raul Mondesi SS
373 Dominic Smith 1B
374 CC Sabathia SP
375 Eddie Butler SP
376 Tyler Kolek SP
377 Billy Butler 1B
378 Kyle Gibson SP
379 Mike Leake SP
380 Santiago Casilla RP
381 Grant Holmes SP
382 Nick Markakis OF
383 Alen Hanson SS
384 Alexander Reyes SP
385 James Loney 1B
386 Bradley Zimmer OF
387 Michael Bourn OF
388 Tyrone Taylor OF
389 Michael Conforto OF
390 Jarred Cosart SP
391 Max Fried SP
392 Joe Kelly SP
393 Joe Ross SP
394 Brandon Drury 3B
395 Michael Morse 1B
396 Shane Victorino OF
397 Kyle Lohse SP
398 Touki Toussaint SP
399 Allen Craig 1B
400 Luis Severino SP
401 C.J. Cron 1B
402 Matt Olson 1B
403 Brett Anderson SP
404 Francisco Rodriguez RP
405 Marcos Molina SP
406 C.J. Wilson SP
407 Drew Pomeranz SP
408 Brandon Phillips 2B
409 Jonathan Schoop 2B
410 Anthony DesClafani SP
411 Jed Lowrie SS
412 Forrest Wall 2B
413 Angel Pagan OF
414 Jarrod Parker SP
415 Scooter Gennett 2B
416 Miguel Almonte SP
417 Ivan Nova SP
418 Brad Boxberger RP
419 Khris Davis OF
420 Yonder Alonso 1B
421 Chris Taylor SS
422 Erick Fedde SP
423 Alex Guerrero 2B
424 Anthony Gose OF
425 Colby Rasmus OF
426 Hunter Dozier 3B
427 Yusmeiro Petit SP
428 Aaron Blair SP
429 Shane Greene SP
430 Lewis Brinson OF
431 David Freese 3B
432 Jake Peavy SP
433 Juan Lagares OF
434 Max Pentecost C
435 A.J. Burnett SP
436 Nathan Eovaldi SP
437 Andrew Susac C
438 Billy McKinney OF
439 Andre Ethier OF
440 Mike Moustakas 3B
441 Derek Hill OF
442 Danny Santana SS
443 Nick Gordon SS
444 Michael Fiers SP
445 Garin Cecchini 3B
446 Jaime Garcia SP
447 Dioner Navarro C
448 Travis Snider OF
449 Luis Valbuena 3B
450 Michael Chavis 3B
451 Tanner Roark SP
452 Kyle Freeland SP
453 Josh Johnson SP
454 Hector Rondon RP
455 Jonathan Villar SS
456 Willy Adames SS
457 A.J. Reed 1B
458 Bobby Bradley 1B
459 Kendrys Morales 1B
460 Seth Smith OF
461 Torii Hunter OF
462 Hector Santiago SP
463 John Jaso C
464 Jake Lamb 3B
465 Gerrardo Parra OF
466 Justin Masterson SP
467 Aaron Hicks OF
468 Rafael Montero SP
469 Kevin Kiermaier OF
470 Rob Kaminsky SP
471 Vincent Velasquez SP
472 Mike Foltynewicz SP
473 Jon Jay OF
474 Bartolo Colon SP
475 Dillon Gee SP
476 Andrew Miller RP
477 BJ Upton OF
478 Joe Panik 2B
479 Roberto Baldoquin SS
480 Josh Rutledge SS
481 Garrett Jones 1B
482 Sergio Romo RP
483 Raisel Iglesias RP
484 Greg Bird 1B
485 Ike Davis 1B
486 Omar Infante 2B
487 Amed Rosario SS
488 Tony Cingrani SP
489 A.J. Griffin SP
490 Wei-Yin Chen SP
491 Alex Blandino SS
492 Monte Harrison OF
493 Kris Medlen SP
494 Jorge Mateo SS
495 Gabriel Guerrero OF
496 Tim Lincecum SP
497 Kyle Hendricks SP
498 Ozhaino Albies SS
499 Juan Uribe 3B
500 Will Middlebrooks 3B

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68 Comments

  1. […] 2015 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: TheDynastyGuru.com ranks the top 500 overall players for dynasty/keeper leagues. […]

  2. The Real Dynasty
    February 13, 2015 at 8:51 am

    How can Machado be ranked ahead of Kris Bryant in the top 500? Bryant is ranked 2nd & Machado 3rd in the 3B rankings.

    • February 13, 2015 at 9:04 am

      Consensus rankings versus Bret’s rankings.

    • Zach
      February 19, 2015 at 3:11 pm

      I think even if the rankings were from the same person then it could still make sense to rank Bryant ahead at 3rd but behind overall. As far as a 3rd baseman Machado is 3rd, but overall he may still move over to short and his value would jump immensely at that point. Granted, I think he’s less likely to move over to short than he was a year ago.

      • February 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

        But that’s not the reason – it’s because one of them is consensus and the other is Bret’s personal ranking. I’m not sure anyone thinks Machado will move to short.

  3. February 13, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Bret has zero love for Mark Teixeira

  4. Brett
    February 13, 2015 at 9:46 am

    I see that on a previous BP rank you had Derek Fisher 18th for the new draftees. I don’t see him on this list, has he dropped below that many players or was it an oversight? Just curious.

    Thanks again for all the hard work you put in bringing this awesome content to us!

    • February 13, 2015 at 9:56 am

      That is absolutely true. There is always going to be an oversight or two when putting together a massive list like this–just comes with the territory. Fisher should have clocked in at 430. And thanks!

      • Brett
        February 13, 2015 at 9:17 pm

        Oh I completely understand, I was just curious about where he would have ranked. Truly appreciate the time you put into this! Thanks for the response!

  5. TweetleBeetle
    February 13, 2015 at 9:50 am

    This year doesn’t seem as buttoned up as years prior. Regardless, thank you for the hard work.

    • TerrenceP
      February 13, 2015 at 5:03 pm

      That was vague. How so?

  6. fletchgriz
    February 13, 2015 at 10:00 am

    Castro?…wow.

    • Sean
      February 13, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Yeah that Jason Castro ranking is aggressive.

  7. Jack Cecil
    February 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Bret, this is awesome. For my teams sake, i hope Kennys Vargas can move up in the next year.

  8. csw
    February 13, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    No Carlos Santana in the top 500?!

    • csw
      February 13, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      sorry, I missed him. My bad.

  9. steve K
    February 13, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    I notice you have Rymer Liriano up there (I think high 200s)…Do you see him getting moved at all, or somehow fitting in SD when Kemp/Myers/Jupton ultimately get hurt?

    • February 13, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      I think he’s a strong trade candidate at this point, but he’s not ranked highly because of that. It’s because when he does get the playing time, he’s a potential 20/20 guy with more upside in steals.

  10. Jerry
    February 13, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    How might Andrew Susac’s ranking of 437 and Kevin Plawecki’s NR change if they were traded to teams with a clear path to playing time in an offensively neutral park? In other words, are their values depressed much by being blocked right now?

    • February 13, 2015 at 5:45 pm

      That’s much more the case with Susac than Plawecki. Susac has a better neutral fantasy profile and the better player blocking him. Plawecki is interesting if he ends up in a positive environment, but outside of batting average, he doesn’t project to contribute a ton.

  11. Matt
    February 13, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    I disagree with Manny Machado over Xander. Xander has more power, plays SS, and doesn’t have an injury history. I think the injury concerns outweigh the difference in performance at this point.

    I’m still hurt that everyone hates JaCoby Jones.

    • Sean
      February 13, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      They are the same age and Machado was an all-star in 2013 while Bogaerts was whipping his way through AA/AAA. I think Machado is as capable of playing SS as Bogaerts, and he has a gold glove playing third.

  12. Brad
    February 13, 2015 at 3:02 pm

    Thanks for all the hard work on this you guys. Was a little surprised by Carlos Santana’s low ranking. He will soon lose all of his excellent eligibility, but even so, I have trouble seeing him ranked 40 spots below guys like Lucas Duda and Matt Adams. Santana certainly has the track record over guys like these, and he really took off at the plate after moving to exclusively being a 1B/DH last year. Very few guys that can provide this kind of pop. Can you please elaborate on the thought process here? Thanks!

    • csw
      February 13, 2015 at 3:59 pm

      Piggybacking this excellent post, what would C eligibility (thank you YAHOO!) do for Santana’s ranking? I know he’ll lose it after this year, but would you still keep a guy like Jay Bruce or Masahiro Tanaka over him? Thanks. Love this site.

      • February 13, 2015 at 5:48 pm

        I’ll take both of these at once. I was someone who believed plenty in Santana’s potential, but he’ll be 29 right around opening day and he’s a career .247 hitter who has never hit 30 homers in a season. Sure, one of these seasons he could go out and hit .275 with 30 bombs, but I’m letting someone else pay for that possiblity. Now, if he were still catcher eligible, he’d be up in the top-150, easily, as he’d compare favorably to Evan Gattis–a slightly lesser bat who retained the C.

    • James
      February 13, 2015 at 5:20 pm

      I was just about to say the same thing, actually. His contextual stats should be average at worst and he has a bankable 20+ bombs. Even if the average only bounces back slightly, his ridiculous BB% will buoy his value in OPS leagues. For me, he’s a half step below AGon as a 1B and even with Pujols, if not better. Gimme gimme gimme

  13. Sean
    February 13, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    The 20 players who ranked lower than Buttledge should be truly ashamed.

    • February 13, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      Believe me, they are.

  14. J
    February 14, 2015 at 1:38 am

    No faith left in Crick?

  15. Jesse
    February 14, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    What are the biggest differences in an OBP slg league? Mine is AL only and I’m thinking I’d select a guy like derek fisher in my rookie draft before bradley zimmer.

  16. dc
    February 15, 2015 at 4:13 am

    Thank you again Bret. Awesome awesome work

  17. RotoLando
    February 15, 2015 at 10:22 am

    Let’s raise a glass for our favorite unranked Jesuses: Montero and Aguilar.

  18. WD
    February 15, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Fantastic list guys, love your work. Would really like to see the list in a format that we could download and sort. Without team team names we can’t even sort by league to customize our lists.

  19. February 16, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Awesome list guys! Thanks for the work 😀

    Quick question, where would Aiken, Nix, Yadier Alvarez, and Vladimir Gutierrez be?

    Thanks, again!

  20. CJ
    February 16, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Has Dom Brown fallen that much to not even make this list? Understanding the bad year hurt but no love in dynasty? Would he be 501? Ha – thanks as always TDG!! No better list exists…

  21. February 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Moncada top 50 next year a big leap?

  22. February 18, 2015 at 7:32 am

    […] you are since you’re reading The Dynasty Guru in February, (seriously, check out Bret Sayre’s Top 500 list if you haven’t already) you’re acutely aware of the phrase “there is no such thing as a […]

  23. Nick
    February 18, 2015 at 8:54 am

    Wow, remarkable work! 500 is insane. I’m just glad I’ve heard of some of the guys in the 400-500 range. You rank some unproven players aggressively here, but I’m guessing this list is more a long term projection than one you’d use in a dynasty draft from scratch. I couldn’t see taking Joey Gallo over quite a few of the players ranked after him, for example.

  24. JakBillie
    February 19, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    First, thank you for putting the work in and out!

    I have a number of questions; some may have been asked here before, but, things change, teams change, and players change.

    I have a 12 team keep 14 league. Here is my list of potentials, and questions

    *posey
    *rizzo
    gyorko – keep one of gyorko or baez?
    baez – sooooooo difficult as i picked him early last year
    *desmond
    *c. davis
    *polanco
    eaton – he was a hot prospect, but has lost lustre – what if he hits 10 HR?
    d.span – probably not

    *kluber
    *harvey
    fernandez – hot stove trade, potentially for Machado?
    iwakuma – trade value?
    ryu – trade value?
    *arrieta
    *stroman

    melancon
    cecil

    Hopefully this makes a little sense. Starred guys are locked.

    I want to trade some pitching, and I don’t want it to let some of these guys get away for free.

    My OF is clearly hurting – I’d like to target maybe Saunders (hometown lad, and playing for my team!)

    Do you think I could get good value for Iwak or Ryu?

    Thanks!

    • JakBillie
      February 19, 2015 at 12:59 pm

      Oh, and Ozuna

    • February 19, 2015 at 3:31 pm

      I would use the rankigns as a guide for which players to keep. Yes you should get good value for either of those pitchers.

  25. Jim
    February 19, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    Why the low ranking (#442) on Danny Santana? I would have thought he’d at least be top 150, if not top 100.

    • Sean
      February 21, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Most people don’t buy into him because he had a .400 BABIP.

  26. Mike
    February 20, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    No Addison Russell? Did I miss him? or was he forgotten? I find it extremely hard to fathom any dynasty rankings that don’t have him listed in the top 10-20, much less the top 500. What am I missing here?

    • Mike
      February 20, 2015 at 2:59 pm

      My bad, just found him way down in the 70’s

  27. mat
    February 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Clearly you know more than I about fantasy, but i’m still surprised to see Tanner Roark so low – the guy pitched nearly 200 innings with a 2.85 ERA and 1.09 WHIP – I get that washington is stacked, but lumping him in with Dioner Navarro and Josh Johnson? Hopefully my team mates are reading this because if i can buy him that low, I’m doing it

  28. […] on TDG’s Top 500 Overall Dynasty League Rankings for 2015 and […]

  29. Frank the tank
    February 21, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    Guru… Man I’ve just started in the Dynasty Fantasy realm. There is so much conflicting info out there but maybe you can offer me some guidance. Our league is doing a redraft with 12 teams. Each team gets to pick their top six and the rest go in to the talent pool. I am real prospect heavy and need players in the draft. I have available for my first overall pick guys like scherzer, price, bautista etc. These are obviously solid players, but due to having guys like buxton, sano, gallo, correa, solar and starlin castro I’m looking at a 3-5 year climb to the top. Should i focus on guys like i mentioned number one overall or look at younger talent like teheran, wood, yelich, hayward, marte etc.

    • robbyrobdu
      February 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm

      If I may…..Price will be 29 all year, and is a command pitcher as much as a flamethrower…he will age very gracefully and has plenty of time until he even regresses.

      Scherzer will turn 31 in season, but think he is also smart enough to age well.

      You have no pitchers and can get a bonafide ace…I can’t think of a way you pass on Price given your team and window….no way either of these guys should even be available. Take advantage!

    • February 22, 2015 at 11:29 pm

      I would take the best player you can get. By best player I mean the guy who is the best player right now. Then trade Buxton, Gallo and Sano for proven vets. Don’t go into rebuild mode right from the start after a re-draft. Always be in win now mode. Too many people in dynasty leagues are always building for the future — a future that never comes because they never have the balls to go for it.

  30. […] Danny Santana has been a lightning rod of those discussions this winter. The 24-year-old shortstop is coming off a stellar rookie campaign where he hit .319/.353/.472 and 7 long balls in 430 PA while swiping 20 bases in 24 attempts in order to land at the 31st spot in our consensus shortstops rankings and 442nd in Bret’s top 500 overall rankings. […]

  31. Alex
    February 22, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Help! I have been blessed with Kershaw the last 3 years; however, outside of Ian Desmond, Rendon, Cargo, and Adam Jones I am devoid of good hitting. To be honest, I’ve been 8th or worse all three years and feel I need assets. I was offered Harper, Wacha, Sano, and Robert Stephenson for Kershaw. Due to my need for assets, I am leaning towards taking it but was hoping to get some thoughts! Thanks for all the great you work you do, especially in putting together this exhaustive list.

    • February 22, 2015 at 11:25 pm

      I would trade Kershaw if I were in your position. Harper is a good target but I think you can get more. Go for truly elite talent. Kershaw has a ton of trade value right now so you can essentially name your price. Try to get two elite players in the deal. If you want the likes of Wacha, Sano and Stephenson you don’t have to give up Kershaw for guys like that. Go for guys like Goldschmidt, McCutchen or Stanton. If you want Harper, try to get him and one other really good player rather than Harper and some prospects. Let us know if you make a deal.

      • April 5, 2015 at 6:34 pm

        I ended up getting Harper, Springer, and Wacha for Kershaw…

      • April 5, 2015 at 8:44 pm

        I like that deal much better Alex. Well done.

  32. February 22, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Help! I have finished 8th to 10th out of 10 in my league for the last 3 years. I hope four pretty high end hitters in Adam Jones, Ian Desmond, Rendon, and Cargo, but not much depth after that. For pitching, I’m basically relying on Kershaw, Arrieta, and Chapman. In short, I need depth! I’ve been offered Harper, Sano, Wacha, and Robert Stephenson for Kershaw. I’m thinking I will take it as I will be acquiring several assets to help towards my rebuild, but I wanted to get your take on this (it’s pretty frightening thinking of trading a beast like Kershaw). Thanks for all the great work you do, especially putting together this intensive rankings.

    • February 22, 2015 at 1:44 pm

      Sorry, internet was acting weird and I thought my first one didn’t go through 🙂

  33. Spud Wevos
    February 23, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Did I miss Francisco Cervelli? He has the Pirates starting gig and was a decent hitter for the Yanks. Am I missing something? Is he a platoon guy?

  34. Blair
    February 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Yoan Lopez? Seems like an omission…

  35. Steve
    March 4, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Hoping for some advice. I was offered Foltynewicz and something for Pedro Alvarez. I asked for Mike Fiers. He offered me a guy like Shane Greene or Luke Jackson.

    Does anyone believe that Pedro is going to hit 30-35 hr this year? How much will Corey Hart cut into his playing time?

    Does anyone have a strong opinion on Folty? I’ve heard the Braves want him to start. And they know how to groom a young pitcher for sure. But I’ve also heard with his control that he might be a setup guy.

    Really torn on this one because I don’t know if I trust either of them. Thanks for your thoughts!

  36. […] and Rusney Castillo is not, these are viewed as the best three available players, with Tomas ranking at 136 on Bret’s top 500, Rodon ranking at 159 and Schwarber coming in at 191. The order that they are drafted in your […]

  37. […] each pick. Fangraphs.com’s Aauction Calculator – Jeff leaned on this heavily in the draft. The Dynasty Guru top 500 Rankings – An invaluable resource for deep dynasty […]

  38. March 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm

    Alex Gonzalez, 237, that’s Alex Chi Chi Gonzalez correct?

  39. April 1, 2015 at 7:25 am

    […] rankings here on The Dynasty Guru this spring. He was ranked fifth overall by Bret Sayre in his Top 500 Overall list. Harper isn’t “undervalued” in most dynasty formats, but he appears to be on the […]

  40. Jonny
    April 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm

    Mad Bum is younger than Strasburg and done moe.

  41. Chris
    June 6, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    Is there going to be a June update to these rankings like last year??

  42. […] came into the season ranked #11 on our Top 500 Overall Dynasty League Rankings. Right now at the halfway point of the season he has earned the #308 spot on 5×5 rankings for […]

  43. Thomas Green
    September 30, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Aj pollock at 210 or whatever? WTF?!

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