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The Top 500 Dynasty League Players

Culmination is defined as “the end or final result of something.” This is the culmination of the tireless work of a staff of nearly 15 people, having ranked over 700 players at various positions over the course of the last month. It’s a team that’s stronger than any team we’ve had at the site since it launched (of course, that used to just be me, so it’s not a fair fight anyway) and I’m extremely strong to have played a role in putting it together.

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That’s enough text. You’re not here for the text. You’re here for the list. So here’s the list:

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

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80 Comments

  1. Rob
    March 2, 2016 at 8:50 am — Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you… Appreciate all the hard work culminating in this wonderful piece of art.

  2. Ryan
    March 2, 2016 at 8:56 am — Reply

    How close was Anthony Alford to making the list?

  3. Ryan
    March 2, 2016 at 8:57 am — Reply

    Ignore my comment, found him, sorry

  4. Alex
    March 2, 2016 at 9:58 am — Reply

    David Ortiz is a tricky one to rank, eh? He only has one more year to go, but he is capable of hitting 30+ homers and act a power anchor. He’s true dynasty contender material for this year only.

    • March 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm — Reply

      He really is – it’s so rare that you have a player who is still impactful but we know only has one year left. Was the same way with Mariano Rivera.

  5. Leaf
    March 2, 2016 at 10:44 am — Reply

    YEEEEEEEEEEAAAAHHHHH!

  6. Leaf
    March 2, 2016 at 11:33 am — Reply

    Hey! Why aren’t all the players on my team ranked higher than all the players on the other teams?!

    • March 2, 2016 at 2:24 pm — Reply

      Because I secretly hate your team! 🙂

      • Leaf
        March 3, 2016 at 12:57 pm — Reply

        I knew it! It’s a conspiracy against the [team]!

  7. Ryan
    March 2, 2016 at 11:35 am — Reply

    Blake Swihart seems awfully high at #74

    • Kenji
      March 4, 2016 at 3:32 pm — Reply

      Go look at previous year’s Top 500 lists… then ask yourself how much trust you have for this site’s rankings.

    • Spud Wevos
      March 8, 2016 at 12:07 am — Reply

      feel free to ignore the Posey comparisons and leave him for me. I’m sure Russ Martin or Wellington Castillo will do great things for your team

      • Jose G
        May 5, 2016 at 2:32 pm — Reply

        How’d that work out for ya?

  8. P
    March 2, 2016 at 1:05 pm — Reply

    Bomb Caca!

  9. John
    March 2, 2016 at 1:56 pm — Reply

    Surprised to see Conforto with such a high rank at #69. Wasn’t planning on keeping him but this makes me think again.

    • Kenji
      March 4, 2016 at 3:31 pm — Reply

      Go look at previous year’s Top 500 lists… then ask yourself how much trust you have for this site’s rankings. Bret should post a screenshot of his fantasy record over the past five years. I can’t imagine it’s very good.

  10. Alex
    March 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm — Reply

    You see no chance Aaron Sanchez ever makes a return to the rotation?

    • March 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm — Reply

      I think he’s got a tough road ahead of him. It’s not no chance, but I think the odds are not good.

      • Kenji
        March 8, 2016 at 10:56 am — Reply

        Let’s revisit this comment in 8 months. People should pay closer attention to the rankings and fantasy advice Bret gives out… and how often he’s flat out wrong.

        • March 16, 2016 at 11:12 am — Reply

          he should be top 500 I believe so also

    • YMB
      July 14, 2016 at 8:36 am — Reply

      So……lol

  11. Bob
    March 2, 2016 at 4:17 pm — Reply

    In a vacuum would it be fair to view the list as you wouldn’t let’s say trade the player listed at #25 for any player below but would have to consider it for the players above?

  12. Dylan
    March 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm — Reply

    Anyone got this in an excel or google sheet format. Love this list (my go to) but want to be able to manipulate it for my league!

    • Rob
      March 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm — Reply

      You can copy the entire list then paste into Excel.. Then do text to columns … it’s comma delimited.. QED…

      • Dylan
        March 2, 2016 at 8:11 pm — Reply

        Thanks for the suggestion

    • Kenji
      March 4, 2016 at 3:29 pm — Reply

      Can I join your league? I want to compete against anyone who uses this site’s rankings for drafting their teams.

  13. March 2, 2016 at 10:15 pm — Reply

    Did Mallex Smith earn any consideration for the back end?

    • Alex
      March 2, 2016 at 11:43 pm — Reply

      Someone watched the game today

      • DooWop
        March 3, 2016 at 5:27 pm — Reply

        Been my sleeper all offseason, yesterday was just a nice confirmation of my scouting!

  14. Matthew
    March 2, 2016 at 10:49 pm — Reply

    Thank you to the whole staff for putting together this incredible set of rankings the past month or so! Is there a way to export this list or (preferably) all of the positions to excel or Google Drive?

    Thank you!

    Matthew

    • Matthew
      March 2, 2016 at 10:50 pm — Reply

      Just saw the comment above…

  15. Alex
    March 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm — Reply

    Does Quintana jump up at all in a QS league? Or does this ranking take that into account?

    • March 3, 2016 at 10:16 am — Reply

      This ranking does not take that into account, and sure maybe a tick.

      • Kenji
        March 8, 2016 at 10:54 am — Reply

        Maybe a tick? What’s this based on? Over the last two years, Quintana has been at the top of the QS leaders. Here’s where he ranks amongst other SPs who are consistently drafted ahead of him (the numbers are total QS in 2014-15):

        48 Keuchel
        47 Arrieta
        47 Felix
        46 QUINTANA
        44 Sale
        43 Bumgarner
        40 deGrom
        39 Archer
        35 Strasburg
        25 Salazar

        But yeah, listen to Bret. “Maybe a tick.”

        If you’re in a QS league, Quintana is worth significantly more.

    • Michael
      March 4, 2016 at 10:01 am — Reply

      I have him in my QS league and he provided 25 QS last season which was tied with Gerrit Cole for 6th most in the league. I think he’s a great option at a relatively cheap price in QS leagues.

  16. March 2, 2016 at 11:32 pm — Reply

    Does Quintana move up at all in a QS league?

  17. Max Moss
    March 3, 2016 at 12:07 am — Reply

    Rendon ahead of Dee Gordon on this list but not in the second basemen top 1-20?

    • March 3, 2016 at 3:17 am — Reply

      The other lists are consensus rankings of the entire TDG staff. This list is solely Bret’s

    • Rob
      March 3, 2016 at 6:07 am — Reply

      If I’m not mistaken, this overall list is purely Brets ranking. The individual position lists are either concensus or various people.

      • March 3, 2016 at 10:17 am — Reply

        Yes, this is correct. This list is mine. The others are all staff consensus.

  18. Mark
    March 3, 2016 at 1:00 am — Reply

    This is so great man

  19. March 3, 2016 at 10:23 am — Reply

    […] not sure if you heard, but this site has wrapped up its consensus rankings and published Bret’s top 500 for the year. Totally understandable if you missed it, not like we make a big deal about it or […]

  20. bob lancaster
    March 3, 2016 at 11:28 am — Reply

    Dellin Betances below 17 year old Anderson Espinoza? C’mon, man.

    • Kenji
      March 4, 2016 at 3:27 pm — Reply

      This is nothing new. Check previous Top 500 lists for reference – the outright ridiculous rankings far outweigh the reasonable ones. Including this year’s list. Case in point: Dylan Bundy ranked above many proven starters who are actually on the field and performing for fantasy owners. Don’t take this list seriously & definitely don’t use it for fantasy purposes.

      • March 4, 2016 at 3:37 pm — Reply

        It’s unfortunate that you’re being forced to read and use all the free information you’re finding on this site.

        • March 5, 2016 at 5:17 pm — Reply

          how do we know kenji isn’t just bret trying to get pageviews for previous lists

        • Rick
          March 7, 2016 at 6:58 pm — Reply

          Who would use this list?
          Of course it’s free. Nobody has ever paid you bloggers more than a few cents for anything you’ve written. Including Ben Carsley, who loves attention of any kind so he feels like years of his life haven’t been wasted and amount to nothing worthwhile.

      • Rob
        March 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm — Reply

        I can’t believe I’m about to become one of “those” internet commenters but why are you reading this article this year, if you thought last years was such a joke?
        Remember – this list is for dynasty league.. Not just 2016… Sure, Bundy isn’t going to help you win this year, but 2017, 18, 19 and beyond? He just might…

        • Rick
          March 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm — Reply

          I’m not Kenji, but I looked at some lists from the last few years just now. He actually has a valid point. I had my own “WTF” reactions to a majority of this particular list, as others clearly have as well.

          Ben’s defensive stance is uncalled for. How dare anyone offer criticism? Are you guys really this thin-skinned? SMH. Or are comments only acceptable if they’re glowing with endless praise for writing an obviously-flawed list which looks like it was thrown together haphazardly? Can’t take criticism? That’s what I thought. Driven by ego.

          • Spud Wevos
            March 8, 2016 at 12:13 am

            Rick the Dick, ladies and gents… Rick the Dick

          • Kenji
            March 8, 2016 at 10:39 am

            Why is he a dick? It’s clear that comments are only allowed if they fall into the category of “Wow what a great list this is awesome cool”. Bret really doesn’t respond to anything else. So this list is just for padding his ego?

            Anyone who disagrees is automatically a dick? This guy even pointed out the problems with past rankings (Allen Craig in the 3rd round? Starlin Castro in the 1st round?!), which were glaring problems even 2 years ago. There’s no explanation given for any of the rankings – it’s just a list of names. Why put out a list if you can’t explain your decisions to rank A over B? Not providing any rationale is just lazy.

          • Chris
            March 9, 2016 at 8:41 am

            I wouldn’t say anyone who disagrees is a dick. It’s just those that disagree in a dick way. It is one thing to disagree and offer constructive criticism, which the writers may take. The criticisms above don’t actually give any reason as to why you shouldn’t take this list seriously. If this was a one year list, yeah, some of these would be ridiculous. But it isn’t. For dynasty purposes, a 17 year old prospect with a high ceiling is worth a lot more than a soon to be 28 year old reliever. Betances might be better right now, but in 3 to 5 years, he probably will not be. That is the point of dynasty lists. A non dick comment would be: “Interesting, I do not really see Dylan Bundy being more than a reliever given his injury history, as well as the Orioles failed attempts at producing pitching talent. It is surprising that he is above some other guys. What makes you think he is better than Kyle Zimmer, Edinson Volquez and Kyle Hendricks?” To which the answer would probably be something like “Bundy’s velocity is back to his pre-TJ days, and his command is looking better. Zimmer is also a health risk, and due to Volquez’s age and Hendricks lack of talent, we felt it was fitting to put Bundy at 412, instead of 417.”
            The dick comments above showed no attempt at asking a question without attempting to belittle the writer or put them immediately on the defense.

          • Spud Wevos
            March 12, 2016 at 5:27 pm

            Kenji is a dick, too, albeit a smaller dick LOL

  21. Brad
    March 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm — Reply

    This is great thanks! Nelson Cruz is very low compared to the OF ranking. I have Cruz, Braun, Cargo and Billy Hamilton and can only keep 3. I was leaning towards saying goodbye to Hamilton, but these rankings have me rethinking that. Thoughts?

    • Spud Wevos
      March 8, 2016 at 12:15 am — Reply

      Cruz is turning 36 in July

  22. Chris
    March 4, 2016 at 5:28 pm — Reply

    No love for Matt Shoemaker at all? I remember reading a compelling article on this site just last year touting patience and that his numbers would turn around. Didn’t even make the Top 500?

    • March 5, 2016 at 5:21 pm — Reply

      shoemaker is ahead of jon gray in the consensus SP ranks, and for my money most of the last 100 on this list could fall off to make way for guys who prove they’ll be productive this year. I don’t think it would take much for shoemaker to end up on bret’s mid-year top 500 update, but i don’t think he jumps higher than 400.

      Your mileage may vary on choosing risk or safety. Personally, I’d say whoever you feel like needs to be on this list, swap them in where Greg Holland is because I don’t think he should be ranked at all.

  23. March 6, 2016 at 7:31 am — Reply

    […] rolled out and subsequently picked apart (might I suggest you take a look at Bret Sayre’s Top 500 dynasty list on this wonderful site?), and prognosticators are making bold declarations predicting the next […]

  24. Patrick Fernberg
    March 7, 2016 at 5:00 pm — Reply

    I’m in a 10 team league and all of the lists help me evaluate trades and draft picks. Love it and can’t thank you enough for the time and effort. Even better that I have 6 of the top 21 and I can keep them forever!!!

  25. Davin
    March 7, 2016 at 9:12 pm — Reply

    People pick apart lists of Top 10’s from different teams…. I guess posting a list of 500 allows for 50x the amount of idiots. Great work guys. love the site, visit it multiple times per week. The dynasty format for fantasy baseball is only going to get bigger and bigger in the coming years, and this site will be at the crux of it for eager owners to find info devoted solely to their format. Again, great job on this Mr Sayre, and to the entire site.

    • Kenji
      March 8, 2016 at 10:30 am — Reply

      ESPN has been covering dynasty for years. Listen to yourself – “the dynasty format is only going to get bigger and bigger”? It’s already huge. And this blog doesn’t even have a share of the market. ESPN’s keeper league list is much more realistic and useful than this one. And unlike this blog, people pay to read that one. This blog doesn’t get enough traffic to bring in advertising money. Look it up – the numbers don’t lie.

      In the meantime, ESPN and Yahoo have their own dynasty lists and (unlike this blog) they actually update their lists every few weeks. Fantasy owners will always consult with CURRENT information and lists, rather than one like this which is already dated. Check out ESPN’s dynasty and compare. Unlike this blog, they don’t list guys like Alex Rodriguez at a position he’ll never play. But Bret probably can’t handle criticism and will feel the need to delete my comment. Which would say a lot.
      http://espn.go.com/fantasy/baseball/story/_/page/mlbdk2k16_keeperrankings_Top250/fantasy-baseball-rankings-top-250-players-2016-keeper-leagues-mlb

      This is why blogs like this don’t get much traffic. It’s a niche blog. As someone else mentioned, Jay Bruce was ranked 19th overall just two years ago. That kind of garbage earns you zero credibility. And it’s well deserved too. If you guys had any pull or actual respect in the business, you’d have actual jobs that pay you accordingly. Sites like Fangraphs get the writers who have talent – and who MLB teams actually hire. How long have Bret and friends been doing this for? And they’re still producing the same quality years later. If you can’t improve, you’re not attractive to employers.

      Blogs like this can’t afford to pay its writers. It’s a blog written by a few guys who run an equally poor quality podcast with awful sound. There’s a difference between the pretenders and the Kevin Goldsteins and Jason Parks and Kiley McDaniels, who have good jobs with MLB teams. If you produce garbage, that speaks volumes about you to prospective employers. That’s a fact. And it’s constructive criticism, so feel free to ignore it and continue to produce garbage. There’s a reason why you guys are still writing for a blog which pays nothing, while others are getting hired every few months by MLB teams. Anybody can start a blog, scout statistics from their couch instead of actual games, produce a low quality podcast (it’s 2016, it’s not difficult to produce a good sounding podcast for free), and act like you’re an expert – but the ones with talent and actual knowledge get paid decent money to do this for sites which value good writers. The reaction here to people who disagree explains why you guys are still writing for a blog which makes no money.

      • March 8, 2016 at 1:58 pm — Reply

        YOU’RE STILL HERE??? What the fuck is your problem? I think all blogs benefit from some good constructive criticism from the readers….but you’re just being an insulting ass.

        Obviously you don’t have much respect for this site, or it’s readers…or your own time….cuz you keep checking back in…

        • Davin
          March 8, 2016 at 2:04 pm — Reply

          Fantasy baseball took 30+ years to get to this point. Keepers and contracts big in last 20. Now dynasty taking foothold in past several years. Growth is still happening.

          Between this site, Fan Graphs, and other free ones – I’m happy to get their info and use and mold my own final thoughts. These guys certainly know more than 99% of those that read thier work.

          • March 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm

            I agree. I’ve been playing dynasty formats since 2002, and for the first 8-10 years it was rare to even find individual articles that addressed the format. This was one of the first blogs to focus on it entirely. Of course, all info here, or anywhere for that matter, should be weighed against a wealth of outside knowledge. But countless times last season I found their articles to be right on the pulse….

          • Frank Sides
            March 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

            No, most writers here are readers who write for free to see their names on something baseball related.

          • March 11, 2016 at 3:21 pm

            speak for yourself frank i’m here for the brand-building notoriety that can only come from being called an idiot by someone anonymous in a comments section

          • March 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

            That wasn’t me…. My identity has been stolen and used to hurl insults at a free content provider online. Please help.

      • April 12, 2016 at 5:07 pm — Reply

        You, sir, are a complete fudrick.

  26. Tom Sudyko
    March 11, 2016 at 9:34 am — Reply

    Sorry, but the big sites have been doing this for longer and IMO better. Rotoballer.com is a site not a blog and they do rankings better and more professionally:
    http://www.rotoballer.com/top-400-dynasty-league-rankings-for-fantasy-baseball/301130

    A lot more comprehensive info on their website, easier to find, and honestly more trustworthy than this set of rankings. Look for yourself:
    http://www.rotoballer.com/2016-fantasy-baseball-rankings/253440

    • Spud Wevos
      March 12, 2016 at 5:31 pm — Reply

      they have Miggy ahead of Betts and Xander and its supposed to be dynasty rankings? LOL rotoballer aint that great, bud

      • Spud Wevos
        March 13, 2016 at 10:36 am — Reply

        they also have Maybin, Tomas and Rusney ahead of Eaton, pretty sure Rotoballer rankings are berf

  27. […] I’ve asked eight contributors to the site who they think will improve their position on the Bret’s top 500 the most in the next 365 days and why. The responses follow. Feel free to click their name and […]

  28. Steve
    April 4, 2016 at 11:19 am — Reply

    As always, thanks for taking the time to put this together.

  29. April 15, 2016 at 3:28 pm — Reply

    Austin Barnes?

  30. May 2, 2016 at 7:01 am — Reply

    […] With that, you have the first installment.  We’re presently putting together the other positions, so if you have any suggestions for infielders, fire away in the comments, just bear in mind that we are only profiling players who did not make the top 500. […]

  31. Will
    May 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm — Reply

    Where would Odubel Hererra be today? He was 346 on the original list, but considering his vastly improved BB rate, continued solid bat and very young age, I would think he would have skyrocketed up this chart…so where would he be overall as of today? 120? 100? 80?

    Thanks!

  32. […] of these players, as none made an appearance on the 2016 TDG Consensus Dynasty Rankings or the Top 500 Overall. So far we’ve hit upon third baseman and outfielders, and next up are four starting pitchers […]

  33. Leaf
    June 25, 2016 at 11:56 pm — Reply

    Will there be a June update to the 500?

    • Chris
      July 1, 2016 at 4:04 am — Reply

      Yes, not to seem unappreciative of the original list, or how long it takes to do an update, but is an update coming soon? Thank you for all that you do on this site…

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