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The Top 500 Dynasty League Players – July 2016 Update

Let’s start by stating the obvious. There’s a lot of young talent in the majors. The top of this list is littered with recent top prospects and players who are poised to be fantasy stars for the better part of the next decade. We’ve seen the emergence of Xander Bogaerts, Corey Seager, Gregory Polanco, and many more. We saw the early arrival of Nomar Mazara, one of the few high-impact prospects who was set to show us what he could do in 2016 (and boy has he).

The flip side of this is that not everything can be on the rise. This isn’t one of Barney Stinson’s mix tapes. The landscape of the minor leagues is very bleak right now compared to what we’ve been accustomed to over the last five years, and it’s going to cause some value displacement. In fact, as opposed to previous years where there have been multiple prospects in the top 50 or 60 of this list, the sole minor leaguer to crack the top 70 on this list is future superhuman Yoan Moncada. And the next wave of prospects behind him include a few teenagers who have only played in A ball. So minor league investment is questionable—especially with a relatively poor incoming draft class. Speaking of them, this list came out much later than I anticipated, so I included 2016 draftees as an early birthday present.

By now you know the drill with the background and disclaimers. Blah blah, 14-16 team mixed leagues, blah blah, this is a fantasy list, blah blah, keep forever with farm system, blah blah, one catcher, blah blah, park/team factors included. I don’t need to repeat myself. You also know that donations are very much appreciated and can be made here (or at the top-right corner of the site). But you didn’t come here for the intro, you came here for the camaraderie and the exquisite web design.

Oh, and the list. Your brand new #Dynasty500 awaits:

Rnk Player Pos Team Prev Chg
1 Mike Trout OF LAA 1 0
2 Bryce Harper OF WAS 2 0
3 Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 6 3
4 Manny Machado SS BAL 4 0
5 Carlos Correa SS HOU 3 -2
6 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 15 9
7 Mookie Betts OF BOS 8 1
8 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 12 4
9 Kris Bryant 3B CHC 7 -2
10 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI 5 -5
11 Corey Seager SS LAD 22 11
12 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 20 8
13 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR 10 -3
14 George Springer OF HOU 16 2
15 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 13 -2
16 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA 11 -5
17 Jose Fernandez SP MIA 21 4
18 Starling Marte OF PIT 23 5
19 Chris Sale SP CHW 29 10
20 Nomar Mazara OF TEX 71 51
21 Noah Syndergaard SP NYM 37 16
22 Gregory Polanco OF PIT 65 43
23 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 9 -14
24 Jake Arrieta SP CHC 28 4
25 Eric Hosmer 1B KCA 50 25
26 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 18 -8
27 Kyle Seager 3B SEA 43 16
28 Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 52 24
29 Buster Posey C SFN 19 -10
30 J.D. Martinez OF DET 24 -6
31 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 63 32
32 Christian Yelich OF MIA 70 38
33 Madison Bumgarner SP SFN 39 6
34 Justin Upton OF DET 27 -7
35 Rougned Odor 2B TEX 53 18
36 Yoan Moncada 2B BOS 47 11
37 Kyle Schwarber C CHC 25 -12
38 Anthony Rendon 2B WAS 30 -8
39 Robinson Cano 2B SEA 38 -1
40 Max Scherzer SP WAS 48 8
41 A.J. Pollock OF ARI 14 -27
42 Byron Buxton OF MIN 31 -11
43 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 45 2
44 Chris Davis OF BAL 41 -3
45 Dee Gordon 2B FLA 34 -11
46 Charlie Blackmon OF COL 33 -13
47 Lorenzo Cain OF KCA 42 -5
48 Joey Votto 1B CIN 26 -22
49 Yoenis Cespedes OF NYM 62 13
50 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR 54 4
51 Gerrit Cole SP PIT 35 -16
52 Jose Abreu 1B CHW 17 -35
53 Jacob deGrom SP NYM 44 -9
54 Matt Carpenter 2B STL 83 29
55 Yu Darvish SP TEX 67 12
56 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL 55 -1
57 Ryan Braun OF MIL 73 16
58 Addison Russell SS CHC 32 -26
59 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 66 7
60 Ian Desmond SS TEX 117 57
61 Jose Bautista OF TOR 49 -12
62 Corey Kluber SP CLE 64 2
63 Jason Heyward OF CHC 58 -5
64 David Price SP BOS 60 -4
65 Jung-ho Kang SS PIT 80 15
66 Billy Hamilton OF CIN 61 -5
67 Zack Greinke SP ARI 59 -8
68 Matt Harvey SP NYM 36 -32
69 Adam Jones OF BAL 56 -13
70 Johnny Cueto SP SFN 92 22
71 Javier Baez SS CHC 97 26
72 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 82 10
73 J.P. Crawford SS PHI 96 23
74 Brendan Rodgers SS COL 131 57
75 Cole Hamels SP TEX 68 -7
76 Maikel Franco 3B PHI 86 10
77 Todd Frazier 3B CHW 88 11
78 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA 129 51
79 Carlos Martinez SP STL 114 35
80 Steven Matz SP NYM 115 35
81 Jackie Bradley, Jr. OF BOS 330 249
82 Hunter Pence OF SFN 81 -1
83 Wil Myers OF SDN 250 167
84 Alex Bregman SS HOU 188 104
85 Chris Archer SP TBA 78 -7
86 Lucas Giolito SP WAS 94 8
87 Adam Eaton OF CHW 72 -15
88 Joc Pederson OF LAD 95 7
89 Jon Lester SP CHC 91 2
90 Carlos Carrasco SP CLE 79 -11
91 Jonathan Lucroy C MIL 101 10
92 Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 102 10
93 Tim Anderson SS CHW 122 29
94 Jurickson Profar 2B TEX 127 33
95 Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 98 3
96 Kenley Jansen RP LAD 99 3
97 Zach Britton SP BAL 123 26
98 Evan Longoria 3B TBA 135 37
99 Michael Conforto OF NYM 69 -30
100 Michael Brantley OF CLE 76 -24
101 Odubel Herrera OF PHI 346 245
102 Trea Turner SS WAS 148 46
103 Brian Dozier 2B MIN 75 -28
104 Yasiel Puig OF LAD 46 -58
105 Nelson Cruz OF SEA 103 -2
106 Sonny Gray SP OAK 87 -19
107 Ian Kinsler 2B DET 140 33
108 Joey Gallo 3B TEX 118 10
109 Carlos Rodon SP CHW 109 0
110 Trevor Story SS COL 408 298
111 Felix Hernandez SP SEA 77 -34
112 Wade Davis RP KCA 89 -23
113 Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 57 -56
114 Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY 120 6
115 Masahiro Tanaka SP NYY 113 -2
116 Danny Salazar SP CLE 110 -6
117 Victor Robles OF WAS 218 101
118 Jeurys Familia RP NYM 124 6
119 Julio Urias SP LAD 146 27
120 Stephen Piscotty OF STL 168 48
121 Alex Reyes SP STL 125 4
122 A.J. Reed 1B HOU 126 4
123 Daniel Murphy 2B WAS 174 51
124 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM 84 -40
125 Alex Gordon OF KCA 107 -18
126 Carlos Gomez OF HOU 40 -86
127 Brandon Belt 1B SFN 166 39
128 Michael Wacha SP STL 106 -22
129 Blake Swihart C BOS 74 -55
130 Nick Williams OF PHI 130 0
131 Dallas Keuchel SP HOU 85 -46
132 David Robertson RP CHW 149 17
133 Jorge Soler OF CHC 90 -43
134 Clint Frazier OF CLE 167 33
135 Austin Meadows OF PIT 171 36
136 Alex Cobb SP TBA 137 1
137 Cody Allen RP CLE 134 -3
138 David Dahl OF COL 161 23
139 Blake Snell SP TBA 155 16
140 Ben Revere OF WAS 104 -36
141 Marcus Stroman SP TOR 93 -48
142 Sal Perez C KCA 150 8
143 Neil Walker 2B NYM 173 30
144 Aaron Nola SP PHI 176 32
145 Jameson Taillon SP PIT 367 222
146 Tyler Glasnow SP PIT 164 18
147 Kole Calhoun OF LAA 142 -5
148 Julio Teheran SP ATL 204 56
149 Rafael Devers 3B BOS 165 16
150 Dansby Swanson SS ATL 187 37
151 Jordan Zimmermann SP DET 133 -18
152 Brian McCann C NYY 139 -13
153 Jose Quintana SP CHW 169 16
154 Shelby Miller SP ARI 112 -42
155 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX 143 -12
156 Lance McCullers SP HOU 136 -20
157 Joe Ross SP WAS 172 15
158 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 157 -1
159 Jake Odorizzi SP TBA 141 -18
160 Bradley Zimmer OF CLE 119 -41
161 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 177 16
162 Drew Smyly SP TBA 160 -2
163 Matt Kemp OF SDN 145 -18
164 Mike Moustakas 3B KCA 116 -48
165 Andrew Benintendi OF BOS 192 27
166 Mark Trumbo OF BAL 269 103
167 Aaron Judge OF NYY 163 -4
168 Andrew Miller RP NYY 234 66
169 Justin Verlander SP DET 181 12
170 Dexter Fowler OF CHC 197 27
171 Taijuan Walker SP SEA 210 39
172 Corey Ray OF MIL NR N/A
173 Kolten Wong 2B STL 105 -68
174 Josh Reddick OF OAK 154 -20
175 Josh Bell 1B PIT 232 57
176 Jay Bruce OF CIN 225 49
177 Danny Valencia 3B OAK 290 113
178 Jonathan Villar SS MIL NR N/A
179 Ketel Marte SS SEA 193 14
180 Corey Dickerson OF TBA 132 -48
181 Nick Senzel 3B CIN NR N/A
182 Mark Melancon RP PIT 170 -12
183 Albert Pujols 1B LAA 156 -27
184 Franklin Barreto SS OAK 211 27
185 Denard Span OF SFN 162 -23
186 Francisco Liriano SP PIT 144 -42
187 Lewis Brinson OF TEX 152 -35
188 Zack Collins C/1B CHW NR N/A
189 Patrick Corbin SP ARI 153 -36
190 Nick Castellanos 3B DET 256 66
191 Jesse Winker OF CIN 179 -12
192 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 158 -34
193 Hector Rondon RP CHC 190 -3
194 Jose Berrios SP MIN 184 -10
195 Jorge Mateo SS NYY 216 21
196 Gleyber Torres SS CHC 249 53
197 Hanley Ramirez OF BOS 121 -76
198 Evan Gattis 1B HOU 205 7
199 Willson Contreras C CHC 363 164
200 Roberto Osuna RP TOR 281 81
201 Lucas Duda 1B NYM 182 -19
202 Leonys Martin OF SEA 316 114
203 Zack Wheeler SP NYM 178 -25
204 Sean Manaea SP OAK 245 41
205 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL 224 19
206 Elvis Andrus SS TEX 208 2
207 Kevin Gausman SP BAL 194 -13
208 Prince Fielder 1B TEX 51 -157
209 Adam Wainwright SP STL 128 -81
210 Yasmani Grandal C LAD 138 -72
211 David Peralta OF ARI 185 -26
212 Ben Zobrist 2B CHC 239 27
213 John Lackey SP CHC 220 7
214 Cody Reed SP CIN 238 24
215 Marcus Semien SS OAK 223 8
216 Khris Davis OF OAK 244 28
217 Steven Wright SP BOS NR N/A
218 Ian Happ 2B CHC 254 36
219 Jake Lamb 3B ARI 365 146
220 Mickey Moniak OF PHI NR N/A
221 Santiago Casilla RP SFN 213 -8
222 Carlos Santana 1B CLE 196 -26
223 Raimel Tapia OF COL 243 20
224 Brandon Crawford SS SFN 186 -38
225 Manuel Margot OF SDN 206 -19
226 Ryan McMahon 3B COL 191 -35
227 Brett Lawrie 2B CHW 207 -20
228 Matt Wieters C BAL 202 -26
229 Dan Vogelbach 1B CHC 237 8
230 Kyle Lewis OF SEA NR N/A
231 Russell Martin C TOR 159 -72
232 Wei-Yin Chen SP MIA 228 -4
233 Max Kepler OF MIN 242 9
234 Garrett Richards SP LAA 100 -134
235 David Ortiz 1B BOS 231 -4
236 Kenta Maeda SP LAD 274 38
237 Vincent Velasquez SP PHI 354 117
238 Jhonny Peralta SS STL 222 -16
239 Gerardo Parra OF COL 252 13
240 Derek Norris C SDN 221 -19
241 Willy Adames SS TBA 291 50
242 Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 235 -7
243 Yasmany Tomas 3B ARI 260 17
244 Jose De Leon SP LAD 227 -17
245 Jeff Samardzija SP SFN 198 -47
246 Trayce Thompson OF LAD NR N/A
247 Kyle Tucker OF HOU 287 40
248 Jose Reyes SS COL 151 -97
249 Logan Forsythe 2B TBA 334 85
250 Sean Newcomb SP ATL 241 -9
251 Curtis Granderson OF NYM 217 -34
252 Trevor Bauer SP CLE 298 46
253 Ryan Zimmerman 1B WAS 215 -38
254 Tyson Ross SP SDN 108 -146
255 Yordano Ventura SP KCA 199 -56
256 Andrew Heaney SP LAA 183 -73
257 Matt Moore SP TBA 240 -17
258 Starlin Castro SS NYY 195 -63
259 Yan Gomes C CLE 189 -70
260 Daniel Norris SP DET 233 -27
261 Chris Carter 1B MIL 297 36
262 James Paxton SP SEA 328 66
263 Rich Hill SP OAK 492 229
264 Matt Duffy 3B SFN 251 -13
265 Jake Thompson SP PHI 267 2
266 Ronald Acuna OF ATL NR N/A
267 Steven Souza OF TBA 270 3
268 Jaime Garcia SP STL 371 103
269 Jonathan Papelbon RP WAS 229 -40
270 Asdrubal Cabrera SS NYM 278 8
271 Jacob Nottingham C MIL 292 21
272 Ian Kennedy SP KCA 257 -15
273 Eloy Jimenez OF CHC NR N/A
274 Jason Groome SP BOS NR N/A
275 Orlando Arcia SS MIL 265 -10
276 Matt Holliday OF STL 258 -18
277 Archie Bradley SP ARI 368 91
278 Jorge Alfaro C PHI 299 21
279 Anderson Espinoza SP BOS 300 21
280 Michael Pineda SP NYY 226 -54
281 Welington Castillo C ARI 279 -2
282 Colby Rasmus OF HOU 277 -5
283 Robert Stephenson SP CIN 285 2
284 Hisashi Iwakuma SP SEA 203 -81
285 Francisco Rodriguez RP DET 230 -55
286 Jake McGee RP COL 280 -6
287 Dellin Betances RP NYY 302 15
288 Rick Porcello SP BOS 342 54
289 Brandon Drury 2B ARI 312 23
290 Matt Adams 1B STL 262 -28
291 Raul Mondesi SS KCA 307 16
292 Michael Saunders OF TOR 421 129
293 Alcides Escobar SS KCA 264 -29
294 Eduardo Nunez SS MIN NR N/A
295 Jeff Hoffman SP COL 295 0
296 Drew Pomeranz SP SDN NR N/A
297 Dillon Tate SP TEX 247 -50
298 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 263 -35
299 Devon Travis 2B TOR 303 4
300 Brett Phillips OF MIL 286 -14
301 Jerad Eickhoff SP PHI NR N/A
302 Trevor Plouffe 3B MIN 293 -9
303 Jason Hammel SP CHC 379 76
304 Carlos Beltran OF NYY 489 185
305 Pedro Alvarez 1B BAL 294 -11
306 Harold Ramirez OF PIT 339 33
307 Grant Holmes SP LAD 296 -11
308 Amed Rosario SS NYM NR N/A
309 Arodys Vizcaino RP ATL 491 182
310 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 288 -22
311 Matt Thaiss C/1B LAA NR N/A
312 Brad Miller SS TBA 310 -2
313 Nick Gordon SS MIN 335 22
314 A.J. Ramos RP MIA 361 47
315 Michael Fulmer SP DET 499 184
316 Brett Gardner OF NYY 319 3
317 Dilson Herrera 2B NYM 304 -13
318 Huston Street RP LAA 272 -46
319 Ozhaino Albies SS ATL 321 2
320 Kyle Hendricks SP CHC 416 96
321 Marco Estrada SP TOR NR N/A
322 Eduardo Rodriguez SP BOS 200 -122
323 Trent Clark OF MIL 323 0
324 Gary Sanchez C NYY 326 2
325 Matt Wisler SP ATL 384 59
326 Derek Fisher OF HOU 357 31
327 Luis Severino SP NYY 147 -180
328 Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 369 41
329 D.J. LeMahieu 2B COL 336 7
330 Melky Cabrera OF CHW 370 40
331 Yusniel Diaz OF LAD 340 9
332 Jose Peraza 2B CIN 259 -73
333 Anthony DeSclafani SP CIN 337 4
334 Danny Duffy SP KCA NR N/A
335 Eugenio Suarez SS CIN 409 74
336 Hunter Renfroe OF SDN 410 74
337 Luis Ortiz SP TEX 407 70
338 Mike Leake SP STL 349 11
339 Bobby Bradley 1B CLE 331 -8
340 Randal Grichuk OF STL 201 -139
341 Travis Shaw 3B BOS NR N/A
342 Brent Honeywell SP TBA 380 38
343 Eddy Julio Martinez OF CHC 315 -28
344 Scott Kazmir SP LAD 212 -132
345 J.T. Realmuto C MIA 358 13
346 Jimmy Nelson SP MIL 423 77
347 Chris Owings 2B ARI 392 45
348 Adam Lind 1B SEA 311 -37
349 Frances Martes SP HOU 332 -17
350 Michael Taylor OF WAS 356 6
351 Chris Tillman SP BAL NR N/A
352 Jayson Werth OF WAS 347 -5
353 Alex Rodriguez 1B NYY 320 -33
354 Anthony Alford OF TOR 289 -65
355 Adam Conley SP MIA NR N/A
356 Adam Duvall OF CIN NR N/A
357 A.J. Puk SP OAK NR N/A
358 C.J. Cron 1B LAA 309 -49
359 Mallex Smith OF ATL NR N/A
360 Martin Perez SP TEX 374 14
361 Cornelius Randolph OF PHI 338 -23
362 Joe Panik 2B SFN 273 -89
363 Yadier Alvarez SP LAD 372 9
364 Jonathan Gray SP COL 437 73
365 Kevin Pillar OF TOR 305 -60
366 Yohander Mendez SP TEX NR N/A
367 Melvin Upton Jr. OF SDN NR N/A
368 Josh Harrison 2B PIT 478 110
369 Tyler O’Neill OF SEA NR N/A
370 Joe Musgrove SP HOU NR N/A
371 Kevin Newman SS PIT NR N/A
372 Wilson Ramos C WAS NR N/A
373 Brady Aiken SP CLE 386 13
374 Mike Napoli 1B CLE 434 60
375 Dylan Cozens OF PHI NR N/A
376 Dalton Pompey OF TOR 246 -130
377 Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 324 -53
378 Zack Cozart SS CIN NR N/A
379 Alex Kirilloff OF MIN NR N/A
380 Jose Ramirez 3B CLE NR N/A
381 Alex Colome RP TBA NR N/A
382 Steve Cishek RP SEA 422 40
383 Mitch Moreland 1B TEX 344 -39
384 Franklyn Kilome SP PHI 341 -43
385 Victor Martinez 1B DET 362 -23
386 Aledmys Diaz SS STL NR N/A
387 Justin Turner 3B LAD 266 -121
388 Kendrys Morales 1B KCA 248 -140
389 Howie Kendrick 2B LAD 268 -121
390 James Shields SP SDN 175 -215
391 Kevin Kiermaier OF TBA 377 -14
392 Alex Jackson OF SEA 378 -14
393 Martin Prado 2B MIA 375 -18
394 Daniel Robertson SS TBA 381 -13
395 Trey Mancini 1B BAL 355 -40
396 Braden Shipley SP ARI 402 6
397 Francisco Cervelli C PIT 348 -49
398 Andre Ethier OF LAD 353 -45
399 Aaron Blair SP ATL 390 -9
400 Rowdy Tellez 1B TOR 395 -5
401 Tanner Roark SP WAS NR N/A
402 Greg Bird 1B NYY 314 -88
403 Carson Fulmer SP CHW 322 -81
404 Kolby Allard SP ATL 385 -19
405 Enrique Hernandez 2B LAD 394 -11
406 Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 451 45
407 Delvin Perez SS STL NR N/A
408 Josh Hader SP MIL NR N/A
409 Cameron Maybin OF DET 411 2
410 Edinson Volquez SP KCA 415 5
411 Reynaldo Lopez SP WAS 466 55
412 Will Craig 3B PIT NR N/A
413 Brandon Moss 1B STL 425 12
414 Andrew Cashner SP SDN 318 -96
415 Brad Ziegler RP ARI 391 -24
416 Rajai Davis OF CLE NR N/A
417 Didi Gregorius SS NYY 376 -41
418 Domingo Santana OF MIL 430 12
419 Byung-ho Park 1B MIN 393 -26
420 Nathan Eovaldi SP NYY 398 -22
421 Sandy Alcantara SP STL NR N/A
422 Desmond Jennings OF TBA 399 -23
423 Daz Cameron OF HOU 420 -3
424 Michael Fiers SP HOU 406 -18
425 Hector Santiago SP LAA 463 38
426 Brad Boxberger RP TBA 253 -173
427 Raisel Iglesias SP CIN 209 -218
428 Stephen Vogt C OAK 397 -31
429 Josh Naylor 1B MIA 482 53
430 Yunel Escobar 3B LAA 432 2
431 Alen Hanson 2B PIT 364 -67
432 Justin Bour 1B MIA 471 39
433 Joe Mauer 1B MIN NR N/A
434 Matt Chapman 3B OAK 484 50
435 Steve Pearce 1B TBA 485 50
436 Dylan Bundy SP BAL 412 -24
437 Blake Rutherford OF NYY NR N/A
438 Collin McHugh SP HOU 275 -163
439 Oswaldo Arcia 1B MIN 352 -87
440 Kyle Zimmer SP KCA 413 -27
441 Hunter Harvey SP BAL 449 8
442 Albert Almora OF CHC 473 31
443 Christin Stewart OF DET NR N/A
444 Chase Anderson SP MIL NR N/A
445 Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 180 -265
446 Ronald Guzman 1B TEX NR N/A
447 Billy Burns OF OAK 282 -165
448 Derek Holland SP TEX 283 -165
449 Jordy Mercer SS PIT NR N/A
450 Mitch Keller SP PIT NR N/A
451 Braxton Garrett SP MIA NR N/A
452 Cal Quantrill SP SDN NR N/A
453 Junior Guerra SP MIL NR N/A
454 Max Fried SP ATL 468 14
455 Jeanmar Gomez RP PHI NR N/A
456 Mark Appel SP PHI 306 -150
457 Sam Dyson RP TEX NR N/A
458 Harrison Bader OF STL NR N/A
459 David Paulino SP HOU NR N/A
460 Delino DeShields, Jr. OF TEX 351 -109
461 Gilbert Lara SS MIL 426 -35
462 David Freese 3B PIT 461 -1
463 Wade Miley SP SEA 308 -155
464 Michael Chavis 3B BOS NR N/A
465 Logan Morrison 1B TBA NR N/A
466 CC Sabathia SP NYY NR N/A
467 Matt Manning SP DET NR N/A
468 Hector Olivera 3B ATL 382 -86
469 Derek Dietrich 2B MIA NR N/A
470 Wilmer Difo SS WAS NR N/A
471 John Jaso 1B PIT NR N/A
472 Ender Inciarte OF ATL 325 -147
473 Billy McKinney OF CHC NR N/A
474 Alex Wood SP LAD 470 -4
475 Austin Voth SP WAS NR N/A
476 Dae-Ho Lee 1B SEA NR N/A
477 Forrest Wall 2B COL 373 -104
478 Dan Straily SP CIN NR N/A
479 Josh Tomlin SP CLE NR N/A
480 Matt Olson 1B OAK 439 -41
481 Aaron Altherr OF PHI NR N/A
482 Pablo Sandoval 3B BOS 219 -263
483 Nori Aoki OF SEA 414 -69
484 Danny Espinosa SS WAS NR N/A
485 Lance Lynn SP STL 446 -39
486 Tyler Naquin OF CLE NR N/A
487 Hyun-soo Kim OF BAL 453 -34
488 Avisail Garcia OF CHW 459 -29
489 Tom Murphy C COL 405 -84
490 Rymer Liriano OF MIL 454 -36
491 Greg Holland RP FA 435 -56
492 Chris Shaw 1B SFN NR N/A
493 Homer Bailey SP CIN 457 -36
494 Scott Kingery 2B PHI 498 4
495 David Wright 3B NYM 261 -234
496 Rhys Hoskins 1B PHI NR N/A
497 Josh Ockimey 1B BOS NR N/A
498 Clay Buchholz SP BOS 284 -214
499 Andy Ibanez 2B TEX NR N/A
500 Zach Davies SP MIL NR N/A

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50 Comments

  1. […] TheDynastyGuru.com updates their rankings of the top 500 overall players for dynasty/keeper leagues. […]

  2. brady
    July 1, 2016 at 9:18 am

    You may want to update team and pos for Oswaldo.

  3. Phog
    July 1, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Matt Shoemaker?

  4. July 1, 2016 at 11:24 am

    Where would you rank Matt Shoemaker?

    • July 1, 2016 at 11:28 am

      Probably around 520 or 530. Not someone I’d be counting on.

      • July 1, 2016 at 11:45 am

        What about Aaron Sanchez?

        • July 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

          Sanchez would be at 253.

          • jesse
            July 30, 2016 at 2:37 am

            WOW. Not sure how many other people would value Sean Newcomb over Aaron Sanchez…..

          • Kevin
            August 12, 2016 at 7:52 am

            Agreed. He dominated all year in a tough division. Should have a great year ahead next year.

          • August 12, 2016 at 7:52 am

            Agree. Sanchez was dominant all year in a tough division. Should have a great year next year.

  5. Scott
    July 1, 2016 at 11:26 am

    No Jean Segura?

    • July 1, 2016 at 1:51 pm

      Not sure what happened to him between the excel file and the list but he was (and should be) at #145 just in front of Taillon.

  6. Joe
    July 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    Posey 29? Hes gonna lose C in the next year or two, and C tend not to age well anyway. Feels high to me now? Love the ranks in general though.

  7. Jeffrey
    July 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    Low on Piscotty. Any reason why?

    • July 1, 2016 at 1:54 pm

      Doesn’t really feel low on him. He kept sliding up the list and could find himself in the top 100 by the end of the year if he can either raise his power profile a bit or raise his contact profile a bit. Right now he’s kind of caught in between.

  8. Joespeh Tajuan
    July 1, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Frankie Montas?

    • July 1, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      He’s a reliever. And I’d rank 5-10 relievers that didn’t make this list ahead of him.

  9. Jean
    July 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    It looks like you overlooked Aaron Sanchez.

  10. Trent
    July 1, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Vince Velasquez at 237 seems like a very low rank

  11. Max
    July 1, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Why is duvall so low? Shouldn’t he at least be near Chris carter?

  12. Leaf
    July 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks Bret! You’re doing the lord’s work.

  13. PaulyOH
    July 1, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I’m a huge Kyle Schwarber fan, but even I think No. 37 in all of baseball is a bit crazy at this point.

  14. Andrew
    July 1, 2016 at 11:20 pm

    How did Salazar drop while Carlos Martinez made a decent sized jump? Salazar is having a really great season striking out a ton of guys. CMart also pitching well of late but not striking out as many, seemingly trying to be more of a ground ball pitcher.

  15. endershadow
    July 1, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    Gattis is C eligible in 2017 too for Yahoo. Is this rank taking that into account? Thank you

  16. July 2, 2016 at 1:18 am

    I’m going to have to question putting Randal Grichuk (STL) one spot ahead of Travis Shaw (BOS). Shaw has been a nice surprise while Grichuk has been a disappointment. Shaw is playing everyday in Boston while Grichuk is playing everyday in Triple-A Memphis. I would say their career paths are headed in opposite directions and I don’t really see that changing. The Cardinals are just figuring out what the Angles dumped on them. The Red Sox are just figuring out they got a steal in the 9th round. Do you disagree?

    And, for the record, I think your rankings overall are generally excellent. Just had to give you a hard time about Grichuk/Shaw. That seemed to jump out at me for some reason. Peace.

    • Andrew
      July 2, 2016 at 8:15 am

      I think there’s a little more potential I’m Grichuk’s bat. Maybe it’s because I was a big Grichuk believer before the season. Yes he’s been awful this year, and he may never figure it out. But if he does he’s got 35+ hr power in CF.

      • July 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm

        Fair enough. I think you make a very good point on the power potential. Grichuk does have that going for him for sure.

  17. Deeper Leaguer
    July 2, 2016 at 5:03 am

    Thank you for the list. Any chance of a top 1000? Or a top 666?

  18. July 2, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    […] four hitters I like better than the Dynasty Guru. Only one of these players, Travis Shaw, made the updated top-500 list which would incorporate more information that either of us had. I still really like […]

  19. Dale J Coffin
    July 4, 2016 at 12:31 am

    No love for Alex Verdugo and Chance Sisco or an oversight?

  20. Chris
    July 4, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I have both Grandal and Wilson Ramos, but will probably only keep 1 (we start 2 C, can only keep 15 overall at the end of the season not counting rookies). Should I sell high on Ramos and keep Grandal?

  21. Chris
    July 4, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    Even with Grandal’s slow start and Wilson Ramos’s hot start, you rank Grandal higher? I have both, but will probably only keep 1 of them (We start 2 C, but keep only 15 at the end of the year, minus rookies). I am getting offers from the top contenders for Ramos. Should I sell high on him and keep Grandal?

  22. Jonathan Dennis
    July 4, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I’m shocked at Salazar losing slots with the half year he’s had, what’s the reasoning behind having him behind a guy like Felix who’s clearly on the decline?

    • Jackson
      July 30, 2016 at 4:29 am

      You can say that again !

  23. July 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    I’m shocked by the Salazar ranking. I don’t understand his losing places in the list after the half year he’s had. What’s the reasoning having him behind a guy like Felix who’s clearly in decline?

  24. Smarmy
    July 5, 2016 at 2:11 am

    Thanks for your hard work!

  25. RURAHRAH
    July 5, 2016 at 10:04 am

    You think guys like Castellanos and Jake Lamb have a good chance to really move up this list the next time out? Both young and seem to be breaking out.

  26. RURAHRAH
    July 5, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Not all in on the Castellanos and Jake Lamb breakouts?

  27. Ben
    July 5, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I think it should be noted how the values might fluctuate given your league rules. I’m in two 20 team H2H dynasty leagues. In the first, we only start 9 hitters, one at each position and util….in the other we also have MI, CI, and 2x OF….the difference in player evaluation between the two leagues is ENORMOUS. In the former, mid-level hitters see a huge dropoff in value, as they simply amount to extra bench bats. This in turn creates a premium in the pitching market as contending teams try to cash in their mid-level hitters for SP’s. While in the latter league, bats are so scarce that it seems you can’t even give pitching away.

    So, point is, take these rankings with a grain of salt and apply to your league as necessary.

  28. Elliot
    July 5, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Thanks. Love the lists! Not many sites give the in-season updates, so it’s always great to have.
    Any reason why you have Michael Fulmer so low? He’s been tearing up Major League hitters pretty consistently this summer.

  29. Davin
    July 5, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Love the site, the updates, and all the info team Dynasty Guru.

    Would love to see a follow-up post or two discussing some hot debates that happened on how to rank some of the guys.

    Some things that caught my eye:
    -K Wong at 173, when he may or may not be an everyday/platoon player going forward – yet still could be a guy who hits 15/25 in his prime.
    -Factor of hitters/pitchers in Colorado long term, and would say an impending FA there see his value jump in either direction due to that?
    – I always find it interesting about guys at the tail end of their career and their dynasty value. Some players we KNOW are going to retire like Big Papi and ARod, while others like Pujols, Wainwright, etc are in the final phase and will likely decline each coming year. example – Fielder 208 vs Jake Lamb 219.

    Again, love the info, love the site. Keep up the great work guys.

  30. Brad
    July 6, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Thanks for this. I always look forward to it! I’m wondering why you’re not higher on Realmuto. Thanks again!

  31. Chris
    July 6, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    wow you really don’t like Hendricks huh? i was thinking about acquiring him from another team, but this list has me hesitating.. any reason he’s below the likes of Dilson Herrera? Would love your insight.

  32. July 7, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    I guess I do not understand why Byron Buxton is basically a tie with A.J. Pollock. Pollock at least has shown his ability in one season. Given the risk factor, why wouldn’t Buxton be lower? Isn’t good-Pollock more or less a ceiling on Buxton at this point?

  33. Matt
    July 8, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    I understand that Luke Weaver has only made 7 starts while pitching 43 innings at AA, but it is kind of hard to ignore a guy with a K/9 over 10 and a FIP under 2.00. I would be interested as to the reasoning as to why he is not on the list. Obviously Weaver does not have the same “pedigree” as some of the other arms on this list but I don’t think it is unreasonable to see him in the first half of 2017. Anyways, I always appreciate the work that you guys do on the site. The content/insight is truly second to none.

  34. Carter
    July 12, 2016 at 12:14 am

    Why are you so high on Billy Hamilton ..is it purely because of his SBs or do you think his overall game will come around?

    • Spud Wevos
      July 24, 2016 at 11:47 am

      Before Dee Gordon was Dee Gordon, he was Billy Hamilton

  35. Cody
    July 15, 2016 at 11:59 pm

    Michael Fulmer is too low. Period.

  36. Jake
    July 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Please explain to me how
    Michael fulmer is ranked 315!!!
    And
    Aledmys Diaz at 386!!!
    We’re talking about front runners in the NL/AL ROTY

  37. Melman
    July 29, 2016 at 11:30 am

    No Carter Capps?

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