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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.

Rank Player Pos Team Prev Diff
1 Mike Trout OF LAA 1 0
2 Bryce Harper OF WSH 5 3
3 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARZ 4 1
4 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA 2 -2
5 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 3 -2
6 Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 6 0
7 Kris Bryant 3B CHC 35 28
8 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 7 -1
9 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 22 13
10 Jose Abreu 1B CHW 8 -2
11 Manny Machado 3B BAL 23 12
12 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR 17 5
13 Carlos Gomez OF MLW 10 -3
14 Justin Upton OF SD 25 11
15 Yasiel Puig OF LAD 12 -3
16 Carlos Correa SS HOU 57 41
17 Anthony Rendon 2B WSH 9 -8
18 Adam Jones OF BAL 13 -5
19 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 14 -5
20 Max Scherzer SP WSH 20 0
21 Ryan Braun OF MLW 19 -2
22 Felix Hernandez SP SEA 15 -7
23 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 32 9
24 Buster Posey C SF 18 -6
25 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 24 -1
26 Chris Sale SP CHW 26 0
27 George Springer OF HOU 33 6
28 Prince Fielder 1B TEX 65 37
29 Gerrit Cole SP PIT 53 24
30 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR 21 -9
31 Michael Brantley OF CLE 36 5
32 Todd Frazier 3B CIN 95 63
33 Jose Bautista OF TOR 28 -5
34 Jose Fernandez SP MIA 30 -4
35 Byron Buxton OF MIN 38 3
36 David Price SP DET 37 1
37 Matt Harvey SP NYM 47 10
38 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 42 4
39 Billy Hamilton OF CIN 39 0
40 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 80 40
41 Joey Votto 1B CIN 55 14
42 Mookie Betts OF BOS 62 20
43 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 70 27
44 Zack Greinke SP LAD 43 -1
45 Starling Marte OF PIT 49 4
46 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL 29 -17
47 Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 31 -16
48 Madison Bumgarner SP SF 46 -2
49 Joc Pederson OF LAD 109 60
50 Addison Russell SS CHC 73 23
51 Hunter Pence OF SF 34 -17
52 Robinson Cano 2B SEA 11 -41
53 Jake Arrieta SP CHC 72 19
54 Eric Hosmer 1B KC 127 73
55 Jose Reyes SS TOR 50 -5
56 Evan Longoria 3B TB 41 -15
57 Yu Darvish SP TEX 27 -30
58 Sonny Gray SP OAK 96 38
59 Christian Yelich OF MIA 40 -19
60 Hanley Ramirez SS BOS 51 -9
61 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 59 -2
62 Jacob deGrom SP NYM 115 53
63 Corey Seager SS LAD 87 24
64 Albert Pujols 1B LAA 84 20
65 Corey Kluber SP CLE 63 -2
66 Johnny Cueto SP CIN 67 1
67 Jonathan Lucroy C MLW 58 -9
68 A.J. Pollock OF ARZ 211 143
69 Ian Desmond SS WSH 16 -53
70 Starlin Castro SS CHC 45 -25
71 Jason Heyward OF STL 48 -23
72 Cole Hamels SP PHI 44 -28
73 Kyle Seager 3B SEA 64 -9
74 Chris Archer SP TB 170 96
75 Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 60 -15
76 Chris Davis 3B BAL 81 5
77 Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY 61 -16
78 Jon Lester SP CHC 66 -12
79 Corey Dickerson OF COL 75 -4
80 Joey Gallo 3B TEX 110 30
81 Ian Kinsler 2B DET 54 -27
82 James Shields SP SD 90 8
83 Jay Bruce OF CIN 104 21
84 Jordan Zimmermann SP WSH 52 -32
85 Javier Baez SS CHC 74 -11
86 Craig Kimbrel RP SD 78 -8
87 Brian Dozier 2B MIN 128 41
88 Noah Syndergaard SP NYM 105 17
89 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 83 -6
90 Charlie Blackmon OF COL 116 26
91 Matt Kemp OF SD 56 -35
92 Masahiro Tanaka SP NYY 92 0
93 Gregory Polanco OF PIT 82 -11
94 Lucas Giolito SP WSH 106 12
95 Alex Gordon OF KC 86 -9
96 Wil Myers OF SD 79 -17
97 Kenley Jansen RP LAD 94 -3
98 Yoenis Cespedes OF DET 101 3
99 Julio Teheran SP ATL 69 -30
100 Kyle Schwarber C CHC 191 91
101 Dee Gordon 2B MIA 139 38
102 Greg Holland RP KC 88 -14
103 Michael Wacha SP STL 103 0
104 Kolten Wong 2B STL 113 9
105 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 89 -16
106 Carlos Carrasco SP CLE 178 72
107 Jorge Soler OF CHC 93 -14
108 Nelson Cruz OF SEA 129 21
109 Lucas Duda 1B NYM 138 29
110 Garrett Richards SP LAA 108 -2
111 Julio Urias SP LAD 120 9
112 Dallas Keuchel SP HOU 286 174
113 Yoan Moncada 2B BOS NR
114 Carlos Rodon SP CHW 159 45
115 Kevin Gausman SP BAL 100 -15
116 Matt Holliday OF STL 121 5
117 Jean Segura SS MLW 107 -10
118 Taijuan Walker SP SEA 141 23
119 J.D. Martinez OF DET 182 63
120 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS 111 -9
121 Yordano Ventura SP KC 118 -3
122 Lorenzo Cain OF KC 131 9
123 Cody Allen RP CLE 123 0
124 Devin Mesoraco C CIN 71 -53
125 Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 91 -34
126 Maikel Franco 3B PHI 233 107
127 Shelby Miller SP ATL 132 5
128 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA 126 -2
129 Yasmany Tomas OF ARZ 136 7
130 Archie Bradley SP ARZ 130 0
131 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 77 -54
132 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 140 8
133 Brian McCann C NYY 124 -9
134 Alex Cobb SP TB 68 -66
135 Brett Gardner OF NYY 149 14
136 Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 151 15
137 Jake Odorizzi SP TB 235 98
138 Danny Salazar SP CLE 224 86
139 Tim Anderson SS CHW 153 14
140 Derek Norris C SD 156 16
141 Carlos Martinez SP STL 269 128
142 Salvador Perez C KC 146 4
143 Yasmani Grandal C LAD 176 33
144 Adam Wainwright SP STL 85 -59
145 David Ortiz DH BOS 114 -31
146 Zach Britton RP BAL 195 49
147 Matt Carpenter 3B STL 168 21
148 Yan Gomes C CLE 152 4
149 Anibal Sanchez SP DET 117 -32
150 Dellin Betances RP NYY 122 -28
151 Trevor Bauer SP CLE 244 93
152 Carlos Santana 3B CLE 172 20
153 Nomar Mazara OF TEX 227 74
154 Brandon Belt 1B SF 181 27
155 Marcus Stroman SP TOR 112 -43
156 Jhonny Peralta SS STL 300 144
157 J.P. Crawford SS PHI 266 109
158 Victor Martinez 1B DET 125 -33
159 Neil Walker 2B PIT 145 -14
160 David Robertson RP CHW 162 2
161 Glen Perkins RP MIN 163 2
162 Melky Cabrera OF TOR 135 -27
163 Michael Pineda SP NYY 243 80
164 Russell Martin C TOR 186 22
165 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM 157 -8
166 Alex Wood SP ATL 160 -6
167 Tyson Ross SP SD 165 -2
168 Evan Gattis C HOU 161 -7
169 Steven Matz SP NYM 276 107
170 Arismendy Alcantara 2B CHC 155 -15
171 Francisco Liriano SP PIT 255 84
172 David Wright 3B NYM 76 -96
173 Zack Wheeler SP NYM 99 -74
174 David Dahl OF COL 150 -24
175 Hisashi Iwakuma SP SEA 144 -31
176 Ryan Zimmerman 3B WSH 119 -57
177 Jeff Samardzija SP CHW 102 -75
178 Kole Calhoun OF LAA 205 27
179 Rougned Odor 2B TEX 174 -5
180 Dylan Bundy SP BAL 134 -46
181 Adam LaRoche 1B CHW 197 16
182 Rusney Castillo OF BOS 142 -40
183 Matt Adams 1B STL 137 -46
184 Matt Moore SP TB 185 1
185 Dexter Fowler OF CHC 247 62
186 Alexei Ramirez SS CHW 171 -15
187 Brett Lawrie 2B OAK 177 -10
188 Matt Wieters C BAL 175 -13
189 Jose Quintana SP CHW 179 -10
190 Jeff Hoffman SP TOR 282 92
191 Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 97 -94
192 Lance Lynn SP STL 184 -8
193 Denard Span OF WSH 245 52
194 Eduardo Rodriguez SP BOS 340 146
195 Steven Souza OF TB 336 141
196 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX 167 -29
197 Mark Trumbo 1B SEA 183 -14
198 Tyler Glasnow SP PIT 254 56
199 Drew Storen RP WSH 228 29
200 Brandon Moss 1B CLE 192 -8
201 Leonys Martin OF TEX 189 -12
202 Andrew Miller RP NYY 476 274
203 Hector Olivera 2B LAD NR
204 Patrick Corbin SP ARZ 207 3
205 Drew Smyly SP TB 158 -47
206 Nick Williams OF TEX 251 45
207 Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 196 -11
208 Robert Stephenson SP CIN 208 0
209 Dalton Pompey OF TOR 169 -40
210 Andrew Cashner SP SD 154 -56
211 Lance McCullers SP HOU NR
212 Wilson Ramos C WSH 187 -25
213 Adam Eaton OF CHW 204 -9
214 Andrew Heaney SP LAA 190 -24
215 Chris Carter DH HOU 203 -12
216 Avisail Garcia OF CHW 214 -2
217 Nick Castellanos 3B DET 200 -17
218 Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 173 -45
219 Chi Chi Gonzalez SP TEX 237 18
220 Yadier Molina C STL 147 -73
221 Mat Latos SP MIA 98 -123
222 Blake Swihart C BOS 230 8
223 Daniel Norris SP TOR 209 -14
224 Ben Revere OF PHI 198 -26
225 Rafael Devers 3B BOS 351 126
226 Aaron Nola SP PHI 283 57
227 Jason Hammel SP CHC 329 102
228 Miguel Montero C CHC 220 -8
229 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN 202 -27
230 Mark Melancon RP PIT 236 6
231 Marcus Semien 2B OAK 361 130
232 Jose Berrios SP MIN 299 67
233 Chase Headley 3B NYY 201 -32
234 Doug Fister SP WSH 188 -46
235 Raimel Tapia OF COL 223 -12
236 Jameson Taillon SP PIT 240 4
237 Trea Turner SS SD 369 132
238 Stephen Vogt C OAK NR
239 Jesse Winker OF CIN 226 -13
240 Chris Owings SS ARZ 194 -46
241 Josh Harrison 3B PIT 257 16
242 Aaron Judge OF NYY 270 28
243 Rick Porcello SP BOS 232 -11
244 Braden Shipley SP ARZ 241 -3
245 Ken Giles RP PHI 238 -7
246 Dan Vogelbach 1B CHC 297 51
247 Manuel Margot OF BOS 335 88
248 Scott Kazmir SP OAK 277 29
249 Ben Zobrist SS OAK 304 55
250 Michael Taylor OF WSH 281 31
251 Aaron Sanchez SP TOR 246 -5
252 Austin Meadows OF PIT 306 54
253 Wilmer Flores SS NYM 332 79
254 Mark Appel SP HOU 253 -1
255 Jimmy Rollins SS LAD 248 -7
256 Jose Peraza 2B ATL 262 6
257 Josh Bell OF PIT 215 -42
258 Adam Lind 1B MLW 267 9
259 Bradley Zimmer OF CLE 386 127
260 Alex Rios OF KC 261 1
261 Martin Perez SP TEX 305 44
262 Matthew Wisler SP ATL 265 3
263 Clint Frazier OF CLE 239 -24
264 Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 334 70
265 Huston Street RP LAA 271 6
266 Kendrys Morales 1B KC 459 193
267 James Paxton SP SEA 164 -103
268 Curtis Granderson OF NYM 263 -5
269 Jose De Leon SP LAD NR
270 Jorge Alfaro C TEX 221 -49
271 Brad Miller SS SEA 313 42
272 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 143 -129
273 Jake Thompson SP TEX 275 2
274 Josh Reddick OF OAK 320 46
275 Danny Duffy SP KC 206 -69
276 Jonathan Gray SP COL 148 -128
277 A.J. Ramos RP MIA NR
278 Mike Moustakas 3B KC 440 162
279 D.J. LeMahieu 2B COL NR
280 Ryan McMahon 3B COL 293 13
281 Wily Peralta SP MLW 242 -39
282 Joe Mauer 1B MIN 231 -51
283 Jayson Werth OF WSH 166 -117
284 Homer Bailey SP CIN 133 -151
285 Rymer Liriano OF SD 222 -63
286 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU 279 -7
287 Hunter Harvey SP BAL 250 -37
288 Alexander Reyes SP STL 384 96
289 Albert Almora OF CHC 289 0
290 Mike Napoli 1B BOS 280 -10
291 Hunter Renfroe OF SD 292 1
292 Collin McHugh SP HOU 314 22
293 Derek Holland SP TEX 219 -74
294 Elvis Andrus SS TEX 273 -21
295 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 295 0
296 Cameron Maybin OF ATL NR
297 Ervin Santana SP MIN 288 -9
298 Anthony Gose OF DET 424 126
299 Joe Ross SP WSH 393 94
300 Luke Gregerson RP HOU 357 57
301 Sean Manaea SP KC 287 -14
302 Henderson Alvarez SP MIA 294 -8
303 C.J. Wilson SP LAA 406 103
304 Wade Davis RP KC 342 38
305 Jake Marisnick OF HOU 371 66
306 Justin Morneau 1B COL 193 -113
307 Henry Owens SP BOS 302 -5
308 Dilson Herrera 2B NYM 322 14
309 Justin Verlander SP DET 199 -110
310 Austin Jackson OF SEA 303 -7
311 Jung-Ho Kang SS PIT 355 44
312 Gleyber Torres SS CHC NR
313 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY NR
314 Wilmer Difo SS WSH NR
315 Nori Aoki OF SF 370 55
316 Koji Uehara RP BOS 258 -58
317 Mike Zunino C SEA 307 -10
318 Luis Severino SP NYY 400 82
319 Erick Aybar SS LAA 296 -23
320 Jaime Garcia SP STL 446 126
321 Aramis Ramirez 3B MLW 249 -72
322 Wade Miley SP BOS 310 -12
323 D.J. Peterson 3B SEA 234 -89
324 Alcides Escobar SS KC 274 -50
325 Jeurys Familia RP NYM NR
326 J.J. Hardy SS BAL 311 -15
327 Reynaldo Lopez SP WSH 331 4
328 Matt Cain SP SF 180 -148
329 Wilin Rosario C COL 309 -20
330 Martin Prado 2B MIA 259 -71
331 Josh Hamilton OF TEX 325 -6
332 John Lackey SP STL 328 -4
333 Stephen Piscotty OF STL 330 -3
334 Kennys Vargas DH MIN 268 -66
335 Blake Snell SP TB NR
336 Kyle Gibson SP MIN 378 42
337 Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 365 28
338 Preston Tucker OF HOU NR
339 Kohl Stewart SP MIN 285 -54
340 Michael Conforto OF NYM 389 49
341 Gary Sanchez C NYY 318 -23
342 Jesse Hahn SP OAK 343 1
343 Jace Peterson 2B ATL NR
344 Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 324 -20
345 Franklin Barreto SS OAK 353 8
346 Carson Smith RP SEA NR
347 Devon Travis 2B TOR NR
348 Vincent Velasquez SP HOU 471 123
349 Luis Valbuena 3B HOU 449 100
350 Joe Panik 2B SF 478 128
351 Daniel Robertson SS TB 315 -36
352 Desmond Jennings OF TB 210 -142
353 Chase Utley 2B PHI 252 -101
354 Drew Hutchison SP TOR 327 -27
355 Alex Jackson OF SEA 284 -71
356 Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 366 10
357 Brandon Phillips 2B CLE 408 51
358 Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 337 -21
359 Marco Gonzales SP STL 316 -43
360 Orlando Arcia SS MLW NR
361 Jimmy Nelson SP MLW 347 -14
362 Yovani Gallardo SP TEX 364 2
363 A.J. Reed 1B HOU 457 94
364 Michael Cuddyer OF NYM 290 -74
365 Brett Phillips OF HOU NR
366 Alex Guerrero 2B LAD 423 57
367 Carlos Beltran OF NYY 352 -15
368 Touki Toussaint SP ATL 398 30
369 Jake Lamb 3B ARZ 464 95
370 Brent Honeywell SP TB NR
371 Matt Garza SP MLW 291 -80
372 Brett Anderson SP LAD 403 31
373 Delino DeShields Jr OF TEX NR
374 Ian Kennedy SP SD 256 -118
375 A.J. Burnett SP PIT 435 60
376 Santiago Casilla RP SF 380 4
377 Rubby De La Rosa SP ARZ NR
378 Grant Holmes SP LAD 381 3
379 Asdrubal Cabrera SS TB 338 -41
380 Torii Hunter OF MIN 461 81
381 Anthony DesClafani SP CIN 410 29
382 Hector Santiago SP LAA 462 80
383 A.J. Cole SP WSH 348 -35
384 Nick Franklin 2B TB 323 -61
385 Phil Hughes SP MIN 301 -84
386 Brandon Finnegan SP KC 350 -36
387 Andre Ethier OF LAD 439 52
388 Aaron Hill 2B ARZ 218 -170
389 Kyle Zimmer SP KC 345 -44
390 Brad Boxberger RP TB 418 28
391 Michael Kopech SP BOS NR
392 Matt Olson 1B OAK 402 10
393 Marlon Byrd OF CIN 341 -52
394 Michael Fiers SP MLW 444 50
395 Billy Butler 1B OAK 377 -18
396 Chris Tillman SP BAL 212 -184
397 Jorge Mateo SS NYY 494 97
398 David Freese 3B LAA 431 33
399 Mike Minor SP ATL 216 -183
400 Willy Adames SS TB 456 56
401 Lewis Brinson OF TEX 430 29
402 Jason Castro C HOU 317 -85
403 Ivan Nova SP NYY 417 14
404 CC Sabathia SP NYY 374 -30
405 Luis Ortiz SP TEX NR
406 Yonder Alonso 1B SD 420 14
407 Didi Gregorius SS NYY 367 -40
408 Chase Anderson SP ARZ NR
409 Dominic Smith 1B NYM 373 -36
410 Raul Mondesi SS KC 372 -38
411 Garin Cecchini 3B BOS 445 34
412 Mike Leake SP CIN 379 -33
413 Francisco Rodriguez RP MLW 404 -9
414 Jake McGee RP TB 260 -154
415 Kyle Hendricks SP CHC 497 82
416 Joey Butler OF TB NR
417 Steve Pearce 1B BAL 368 -49
418 Matt Shoemaker SP LAA 359 -59
419 Carl Crawford OF LAD 319 -100
420 Max Fried SP ATL 391 -29
421 Brandon Drury 3B ARZ 394 -27
422 Brandon Nimmo OF NYM 339 -83
423 Nick Markakis OF BAL 382 -41
424 Alen Hanson SS PIT 383 -41
425 Ben Paulsen 1B COL NR
426 Justin Turner 3B LAD NR
427 James Loney 1B TB 385 -42
428 Jarred Cosart SP MIA 390 -38
429 Billy Burns OF OAK NR
430 Colby Rasmus OF BAL 425 -5
431 Aaron Blair SP ARZ 428 -3
432 Forrest Wall 2B COL 412 -20
433 Dustin Ackley OF SEA 312 -121
434 Jesse Chavez SP OAK NR
435 Billy McKinney OF CHC 438 3
436 A.J. Griffin SP OAK 489 53
437 Michael Saunders OF TOR 344 -93
438 Trevor Story SS COL NR
439 Coco Crisp OF OAK 346 -93
440 Joe Kelly SP BOS 392 -48
441 Ender Inciarte OF ARZ NR
442 Edinson Volquez SP KC NR
443 Alex Meyer SP MIN 278 -165
444 C.J. Cron 1B LAA 401 -43
445 Khris Davis OF MLW 419 -26
446 Gerardo Parra OF MLW 465 19
447 Roman Quinn OF PIT NR
448 Yunel Escobar SS WSH NR
449 Scooter Gennett 2B MLW 415 -34
450 Marcos Molina SP NYM 405 -45
451 Logan Forsythe 2B TB NR
452 Jered Weaver SP LAA 225 -227
453 Drew Pomeranz SP OAK 407 -46
454 Kevin Pillar OF TOR NR
455 Jose Iglesias SS DET NR
456 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL 409 -47
457 Jed Lowrie SS HOU 411 -46
458 Angel Pagan OF SF 413 -45
459 Tanner Roark SP WSH 451 -8
460 Matt Duffy 2B SF NR
461 Erick Fedde SP WSH 422 -39
462 Max Pentecost C TOR 434 -28
463 Andrew Susac C SF 437 -26
464 Randall Grichuk OF STL NR
465 Michael Morse 1B MIA 395 -70
466 Duane Underwood SP CHC NR
467 Jake Peavy SP SF 432 -35
468 Nick Gordon SS MIN 443 -25
469 Gilbert Lara 3B MLW NR
470 Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 490 20
471 Shawn Tolleson RP TEX NR
472 Roberto Osuna RP TOR NR
473 Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 436 -37
474 Kyle Freeland SP COL 452 -22
475 Neftali Feliz RP TEX 272 -203
476 Derek Hill OF DET 441 -35
477 Kevin Plawecki C NYM NR
478 Danny Espinosa 2B WSH NR
479 Alex Blandino SS CIN 491 12
480 Mike Bolsinger SP LAD NR
481 Nick Hundley C COL NR
482 Eddie Butler SP COL 375 -107
483 Melvin Upton, Jr OF SD 477 -6
484 Bobby Bradley 1B CLE 458 -26
485 Jordy Mercer SS PIT 362 -123
486 Seth Smith OF SEA 460 -26
487 Tyler Kolek SP MIA 376 -111
488 Robbie Ray SP ARZ NR
489 Rafael Montero SP NYM 468 -21
490 Raisel Iglesias RP CIN 483 -7
491 Monte Harrison OF MLW 492 1
492 Ozhaino Albies SS ATL 498 6
493 Kevin Kiermaier OF TB 469 -24
494 Trevor May SP MIN NR
495 R.A. Dickey SP TOR 358 -137
496 Kris Medlen SP KC 493 -3
497 Ike Davis 1B OAK 485 -12
498 Gabriel Guerrero OF ARZ 495 -3
499 Franklyn Kilome SP PHI NR
500 Aaron Hicks OF MIN 467 -33

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48 Comments

  1. Michael
    June 25, 2015 at 7:27 am — Reply

    This is awesome! One question I have is do you think Evan Longoria’s value is much lower than it should be right now? I see where you rank him here, but in my league I’m trying to trade him as a rebuilding team and every team is looking at him like some declining and ineffective veteran. Is that just a perception that should be fixed soon with better performance?

    • Greg
      June 25, 2015 at 11:11 am — Reply

      I just traded him this morning in my dynasty league for adrian beltre. 7 years of career vs 50 pts higher batting average over the next 2? yrs. Its a weekly H2H and I’ve owned him since college. The production is too inconsistent for the nominal output.

      Also chasing a title here, but I’ve been looking to deal him for about a year now due to the volatility of performance around an underwhelming production average.

    • June 25, 2015 at 6:19 pm — Reply

      I traded Longoria before the start of the season with Neil Ramirez
      Asdrubal Cabrera for Nomar Mazara, Josh Bell, and Alen Hanson…the trade was panned on this site by a 4-1 ratio, but I still think I got the better of the deal in the long run

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:11 am — Reply

      Yes, I think he’ll fix that with performance either later this year or next. He’s not cooked.

  2. Chris
    June 25, 2015 at 9:37 am — Reply

    Bradley Zimmer really moved up. Also surprised to see Bryant this high already. Arenado feels slightly undervalued, especially considering he is still quite young.

  3. June 25, 2015 at 9:56 am — Reply

    Awesome list, thank you for doing this!

  4. Alex
    June 25, 2015 at 11:11 am — Reply

    Yes, Lara!

  5. Greg
    June 25, 2015 at 11:18 am — Reply

    It’s like Christmas when this list comes out. Excellent work, thank you!

  6. Rob
    June 25, 2015 at 11:32 am — Reply

    Woot Woot… Thanks a ton… great list…

  7. Anchovies
    June 25, 2015 at 12:43 pm — Reply

    Not sold on Buchholz at all? Also you don’t seem too worries about Melky.

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:10 am — Reply

      I’m not terribly concerned about Melky. He’s been inconsistent his entire career, so this is likely more of the same. Buchholz was an omission (it’s hard to rank 500 people and not omit anyone). I believe a little, and I’d have him just ahead if Henderson Alvarez at 302.

  8. June 25, 2015 at 12:58 pm — Reply

    Any of the ’15 draftees on here?

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:07 am — Reply

      Nope! Next update will have them since the signing deadline hasn’t hit yet.

  9. dbreer23
    June 25, 2015 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    Thanks for all of your hard work to get this update out to us!

    Re: Moose, for months we’ve been reading here that his improvement this season isn’t for real. Based on the change in his ranking from this offseason, do you think the change is for real, and sustainable? Thanks!

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:07 am — Reply

      I think it’s somewhere in the middle, honestly. He’s certainly startable in just about all formats, but I just can’t see the average sticking like this. That said, when it steps back, he’s still a potential top-15 3B, which speaks to the lack of depth at the position behind the studs.

      • dbreer23
        June 26, 2015 at 11:37 am — Reply

        Appreciate the response, Bret!

  10. Eric
    June 25, 2015 at 3:17 pm — Reply

    Lower on Souza than I expected to see. Don’t think his K rate will ever improve?

    Great work on the list, was a great day to have off work!

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:05 am — Reply

      Well, I’m not particularly optimistic and part of that is because he’s already 26. Even if he does improve, he’s got a very small window before his physical ability starts to decline.

  11. Sean
    June 25, 2015 at 5:27 pm — Reply

    Derek Fisher would like your attention

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:03 am — Reply

      This is the problem with missing someone the first time. I love Derek Fisher and he should have slotted at 320, between Erick Aybar and Jaime Garcia.

  12. Nick
    June 26, 2015 at 3:18 am — Reply

    Solid list overall but there were some guys who seemed VERY sticky to their prior ranking (i.e. only logical reason they weren’t higher or lower is because of what they were ranked last time).

    For example…what remotely sane dynasty leaguer would prefer billy Hamilton to Nolan arenado??

    Julio Teheran over dee Gordon? Kinsler over Gordon? Hell…I’m not sure you could find a Gordon owner who wouldn’t scoff at a cano for Gordon offer.

    Mat latos over Blake swihart?

    • June 26, 2015 at 10:00 am — Reply

      Well, me. These rankings have nothing to do with the previous iterations.

  13. June 26, 2015 at 10:42 am — Reply

    Thanks for your great work! I know it is hard to place a value on Shohei Otani since no one knows if or when he is coming to MLB, but roughly where would you slot him?

  14. Kris V
    June 26, 2015 at 4:31 pm — Reply

    I expected Realmuto to pop up somewhere late on this list. Am I way off?

  15. Joe
    June 26, 2015 at 7:16 pm — Reply

    where would the top four or five new draft specs fit on this list? what about Eddy Julio?

    thanks! great work

  16. June 26, 2015 at 9:19 pm — Reply

    So what I’m taking from this list if you’re a die hard Aaron Hicks fan and you hate Peter O’Brien.

  17. Rex
    June 27, 2015 at 12:02 am — Reply

    No Brandon Crawford?

  18. Travis
    June 27, 2015 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    Can you provide an excel spreadsheet of this for export…or email it? It would be so nice to use the find feature and type in a name to locate. This scrolling around looking is painful. Otherwise, great work! I use this list as my reference first and foremost.

    • Anchovies
      June 30, 2015 at 11:48 am — Reply

      CTRL-C, CTRL-V

  19. June 28, 2015 at 12:32 pm — Reply

    Fantastic job as always on this list; it has guided many of my trades over the past several years, which has seen me go from cellar dweller to contender! I don’t see Mark Teixeira on your list, which is slightly surprising given his resurgent first half. I’m interested to hear your thoughts on him and if you think this success is at all sustainable given his age.

  20. […] about half way in the 2015 season. TDG Top 500 have been been updated. Mid-season prospect rankings are coming. A little to many have changed since […]

  21. June 29, 2015 at 9:03 am — Reply

    […] unveiled his midseason update to the top 500 dynasty league players last week and while it may seem like an exhaustive list, there are always good players who are on […]

  22. A Person
    June 29, 2015 at 12:13 pm — Reply

    Didi Gregorius and Ben Paulsen > Justin Turner. Man, this list is brutal.

  23. SR
    June 29, 2015 at 6:36 pm — Reply

    Couple guys who may unintentionally been omitted:
    Ubaldo Jimenez
    James Mccann
    Eugenio Suarez
    Manny Banuelos

  24. July 1, 2015 at 11:36 am — Reply

    […] Bret Sayre isn’t “The Dynasty Guru” for nothing. He’s been around the rankings game longer than you’ve been playing fantasy baseball, so keep that in perspective when evaluating the latest update, which dropped last week, to his Top 500 Overall Dynasty League Rankings. […]

  25. Steve
    July 2, 2015 at 12:18 pm — Reply

    How did Garin Cecchini move up while having by far the worst year of his career?

  26. Spud Wevos
    July 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm — Reply

    Love Max Fried at 420

  27. Jake
    July 3, 2015 at 11:38 pm — Reply

    No love for CJ Edwards? He has been doing pretty good in the minors.

  28. July 10, 2015 at 4:15 pm — Reply

    So, a month has passed – and some guys have obviously increased their stock. Let me hear your thoughts on these hitters and pitchers moving forward:

    – Billy Burns
    – Gerardo Parra
    – Ben Revere
    – Kevin Pillar
    – Cameron Maybin
    – Justin Turner
    – Randall Grichuk

    – Manny Banuelos
    – Cody Anderson
    – Erasmo Ramirez

  29. July 13, 2015 at 7:17 am — Reply

    […] Devers was ranked third in the class by Baseball America and sixth by MLB.com. Like Torres, Devers has ascended quickly and is spending his age-18 season in full-season low-A. Scouts have been raving about Devers, who sticks out on a loaded Greenville squad. His .294/.324/.439 line includes seven home runs, most of which have generated lusty tweets. I don’t need to go on here, Devers is a top 15 prospect in the game and Bret had him all the way up to 225 in his mid-season top 500 rankings update. […]

  30. July 14, 2015 at 5:03 am — Reply

    […] of these three pitchers that appeared in the Futures Game on Sunday were ranked in our Top-500 June Update and all three come with varying degrees of risk — but these three should be owned in more […]

  31. July 20, 2015 at 7:06 am — Reply

    […] in extended spring training. Pentecost placed towards the back end of Bret’s recent top 500 update but will likely need to come back and show something in 2015 in order to hold his […]

  32. July 21, 2015 at 5:01 am — Reply

    […] is a forgotten prospect in many circles (and didn’t rank among the TDG 500 update in June) as the Rays have understandably been cautious in bringing him along from his Tommy John rehab. […]

  33. ryan
    July 21, 2015 at 11:50 am — Reply

    billy hamilton 39?? i have him but he has been horrble and hard for him to even get on base..why ranked so high? thanks

    • July 21, 2015 at 3:27 pm — Reply

      He’s the 38th ranked player in mixed leagues this year, despite his abysmal average and OBP. He’s also only 24 and his defense will keep him in the lineup. A very good argument could be made for him the rank higher than this.

  34. Christopher Mercado
    August 7, 2015 at 11:38 pm — Reply

    Any change to Jeff Hoffman now that he’s with COL or Jake Thompson now that he’s with PHI? Move up or down for you at all?

  35. January 8, 2016 at 7:00 am — Reply

    […] they are likely to provide on a roster spot for 2016. For each player, I’ll be looking at the June 2015 midseason TDG Top 500 as a window into where the player’s value was 6 months ago, what they’ve done to improve their […]

  36. Christopher Mercado
    January 10, 2016 at 7:54 pm — Reply

    My league draft starts early on 1/20. I know you won’t have new entire rankings out by then. We keep 15 per team (plus minor leaguers) and throw back the rest. So, curious if you would downgrade, or rank lower any of the following that got thrown back: Pujols, Heyward, Longoria, Starlin Castro, Ellsbury, Kemp? Those are the highest ranked that got thrown back? Also, would you shy away from Cobb? Downgrade Betances and Andrew Miller now that Chapman is there?

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