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TDG’s Top 500 Dynasty Rankings for OBP Leagues – February 2022

…picture a man, 32, hunched over a laptop, tired fingers flying as he ranks an abnormally long list of other grown baseball persons, pitting them against each other with make-believe furor…he takes a deep breath and…

Hey everybody, your friendly neighborhood dynasty dad here. I’m glad you’re back for some more Top-500 OBP action!

And I’m especially stoked you still like Major League Baseball! Because let’s face it, I wouldn’t blame you if you’d given up the league at this point. If you do indeed find a way to give it up, will you let me know?

Ahh yes, America’s pastime. Good times.

In any case, while I’m definitely one of the more negative nelly’s here at the TDG office when it comes to the season starting on time (or at all), there’s never a bad time to brush up on your rankings. My reasons for this are three-fold, and I quote:

  1. It’s fun! In the same way chasing a toddler around the house when you’re 30 minutes late is fun
  2. You’ll almost never be worse off for continued, extensive research into the player pool.
  3. Keaton gets really angry when I don’t hit my deadlines, so I tinker all year round now, as I long for his undying approval.

…the man exhales slowly but with unforeseen ease, knowing that only two of those things are true, and elated he finally got that off his chest…

All kidding aside, rankings season was…well it was a f*&%ing grind this year. Not only did we, as an esteemed organization of highly qualified dynasty individuals, each rank around 650 players at their respective positions, but then a select few went back and created more Top-500 lists on top of that to help the masses with their dynasty decisions.

We…we are helping, right? RIGHT!?

…the man realizes he’s pulling on his hair. He craves an answer to this ultimately meaningless question, as there must be meaning somewhere here if he looks hard enough…but…halfway through texting his editor a letter of resignation, a lightbulb goes off as he writes down “Dynasty Decisions” as a future podcast segment, quickly forgetting everything from the previous 30 seconds…

Now, I went about this Top-500 a bit differently for the preseason (as opposed to our version from last July). This one is still based on a 15-team, standard 5×5 Roto league (subbing OBP for AVG) with a keep-forever format and daily lineup changes. The rankings also assume a 1-catcher league with a medium-depth minor league system. For consistency’s sake with Keaton’s, Shelly’s, and Jordan’s list, rookie thresholds are calculated using the 130 at-bats and 50 innings pitched limits. However, this version, at least for me, has more of a “who would I rather draft on draft day” spin to it. Trade value comes into play, but is a fickle beast, and no one values the same 10 players the same way, much less 500.

A few more things to keep in mind as well as you peruse:

  1. This is a true consensus ranking, meaning we took the average of our two-player rankings and that is where said player landed. There was very little tinkering after completion.
  2. If a player has a 501 max ranking, they likely were only included by one of us. Do with that what you will.
  3. There are a billion different ways to spin where any given player should land on this list, so don’t panic when these rankings don’t fit a specific narrative. Each league is different, and each manager’s place in that league can change on a dime.
  4. These lists should never be taken as gospel. That’s not a cop-out, but more of a cautionary tale to not blindly follow someone’s research when it comes to your dynasty baseball teams. We, personally, think this is a solid evaluation of where players rank in leagues that follow the rules above. However, you (yes, YOU) know your team better than anyone else. Trust your gut.

Here’s the deal: it’s not perfect. How could it be? Instead, it’s simply a snapshot of how we’re currently valuing an obnoxiously huge group of grown baseball people. Real, talented, grown people with their own lives and their own problems, presumably mostly dealing with a lot of the same shit we deal with. Just with more high-profile jobs and probably more irritating bosses.

All said and done, I think it’s a damn fine piece of work. I truly hope it helps you make even a single dynasty decision on your way to victory. Please feel free to reach out to me (@TCasesLoaded) or Joe (@joegarino) on Twitter to discuss our process or if you have specific questions on any players.

Good luck this season!

 

RankPlayerAvgMinMax
1Juan Soto111
2Fernando Tatis Jr.222
3Ronald Acuna Jr.3.534
4Shohei Ohtani3.534
5Vladimir Guerrero Jr.5.556
6Bryce Harper759
7Trea Turner7.569
8Mike Trout888
9Bo Bichette9.5712
10Jose Ramirez9.5712
11Mookie Betts11.51013
12Rafael Devers131115
13Yordan Alvarez141414
14Kyle Tucker14.51019
15Xander Bogaerts161319
16Corbin Burnes16.51122
17Aaron Judge171717
18Wander Franco171618
19Ozzie Albies191523
20Luis Robert21.52122
21Gerrit Cole22.52124
22Manny Machado23.51829
23Julio Rodriguez251634
24Freddie Freeman27.52431
25Brandon Woodruff292830
26Matt Olson292830
27Bobby Witt Jr.302040
28Shane Bieber302535
29Walker Buehler30.52338
30Jacob deGrom312636
31Francisco Lindor342741
32Carlos Correa34.52940
33Marcus Semien35.52645
34Eloy Jimenez363339
35Aaron Nola36.53142
36Corey Seager372747
37Zack Wheeler383244
38Spencer Torkelson38.53344
39Trevor Story41.52063
40Pete Alonso44.53752
41Freddy Peralta46.54350
42Jarred Kelenic48.53760
43Jonathan India49.53861
44Logan Webb50.53566
45Lucas Giolito50.54655
46Max Scherzer50.54754
47Riley Greene51.53271
48Alex Bregman52.54263
49Nick Castellanos53.54364
50Adley Rutschman54.53673
51Cedric Mullins55.55160
52Julio Urias563478
53Trevor Rogers565359
54Bryan Reynolds56.54568
55Trent Grisham56.52588
56Austin Riley575658
57Teoscar Hernandez594177
58Randy Arozarena615369
59Jesse Winker64.55475
60George Springer65.56170
61Paul Goldschmidt66.55182
62Tyler O'Neill68.55879
63Luis Castillo69.55683
64Sandy Alcantara69.56574
65Christian Yelich704892
66Joe Musgrove70.55784
67Will Smith72.57273
68Jack Flaherty737274
69Starling Marte73.56780
70Brandon Lowe746286
71Shane Baz74.56584
72Tim Anderson74.548101
73Ketel Marte75.539112
74Kris Bryant766290
75Joey Gallo7750104
76Jose Altuve797583
77CJ Abrams79.549110
78Nolan Arenado816498
79Noelvi Marte8457111
80Alek Manoah8567103
81Yoan Moncada85.546125
82Jose Berrios86.58291
83Shane McClanahan8868108
84German Marquez88.58790
85Pablo Lopez89.58594
86Andrew Vaughn90.559122
87Anthony Rendon90.58992
88Max Fried90.58596
89Robbie Ray91.566117
90Giancarlo Stanton9279105
91Corbin Carroll92.571114
92Jazz Chisholm Jr.9378108
93Austin Meadows9477111
94Brennen Davis9552138
95Zac Gallen9581109
96J.T. Realmuto969597
97Carlos Rodon97.588107
98Byron Buxton9855141
99Anthony Volpe98.569128
100Michael Conforto99.593106
101Javier Baez101.587116
102Dylan Carlson103.576131
103Dansby Swanson10494114
104Triston Casas104.5100109
105Jo Adell10693119
106Chris Sale106.5100113
107Dylan Cease107.581134
108Franmil Reyes110102118
109Michael Kopech110105115
110Grayson Rodriguez11195127
111J.D. Martinez112.570155
112Jose Abreu114.586143
113Lance McCullers Jr.114.580149
114Cody Bellinger115102128
115Max Muncy115.597134
116Blake Snell11696136
117Ian Anderson116.5106127
118Jake Cronenworth117.5116119
119Kevin Gausman119.589150
120Josh Jung120.576165
121Tyler Mahle121.5110133
122Robert Hassell III123115131
123Whit Merrifield123.549198
124Tyler Glasnow124.5113136
125Marcus Stroman128.5120137
126Nick Gonzales128.5112145
127Ke'Bryan Hayes134118150
128Lance Lynn135.5123148
129Oneil Cruz135.5101170
130Alex Verdugo136.5133140
131Logan Gilbert136.5130143
132Willy Adames138.5135142
133Yu Darvish139.5104175
134Josh Hader140.5124157
135Ryan Mountcastle144126162
136Ramon Laureano146107185
137Alex Kirilloff147.5124171
138Frankie Montas147.5103192
139Jorge Polanco148122174
140Jordan Walker148.5141156
141Salvador Perez149123175
142Alek Thomas149.5117182
143Gavin Lux150137163
144Ian Happ150.5125176
145Rhys Hoskins150.5121180
146Sonny Gray151.591212
147Marco Luciano15398208
148Zac Veen153129177
149Andrew Benintendi153.599208
150Luis Garcia153.5144163
151Kyle Schwarber154.5151158
152Jared Walsh158.5139178
153Tommy Edman158.5121196
154Akil Baddoo159.5126193
155Nathan Eovaldi159.5155164
156Liam Hendriks162132192
157Mitch Haniger166153179
158Anthony Rizzo166.5147186
159George Kirby167.5142193
160Ty France167.5135200
161Josh Lowe168120216
162Josh Bell168.5156181
163Framber Valdez170149191
164Gleyber Torres170161179
165Max Meyer172.5132213
166Nick Yorke173.5166181
167Luis Matos174151197
168Brandon Nimmo17599251
169Trey Mancini176.5152201
170Vidal Brujan177129225
171Tarik Skubal177.5146209
172John Means178154202
173Francisco Alvarez179174184
174Casey Mize179.5152207
175Matt Chapman180146214
176Seiya Suzuki180169191
177Aaron Ashby180.5172189
178Yasmani Grandal181157205
179Clayton Kershaw181.5173190
180Nolan Gorman183162204
181Austin Martin184147221
182Dominic Smith184.5170199
183Jasson Dominguez185153217
184Keibert Ruiz185.5176195
185Jesus Luzardo186148224
186Dustin May188.5159218
187Willson Contreras190.5161220
188Gabriel Moreno193.5173214
189Juan Yepez196130262
190Lourdes Gurriel Jr.196.5186207
191Robbie Grossman197.5165230
192Edwin Diaz199154244
193DJ LeMahieu199.5169230
194Adalberto Mondesi200.5159242
195Chris Bassitt200.5168233
196Reid Detmers200.5195206
197Cavan Biggio202139265
198Jesus Sanchez203203203
199Brendan Rodgers203.5190217
200George Valera203.5158249
201Luis Patino203.5185222
202Tyler Soderstrom203.5197210
203Ryan McMahon204202206
204Luis Urias206177235
205C.J. Cron207160254
206Avisail Garcia208.5188229
207Emmanuel Clase211.5189234
208Noah Syndergaard211.5200223
209Sixto Sanchez211.5138285
210Alejandro Kirk212166258
211Eduardo Rodriguez212.5210215
212Eduardo Escobar213.5145282
213Hunter Greene214160268
214Raisel Iglesias214.5188241
215JJ Bleday215.5178253
216Nick Lodolo215.5204227
217Jose Miranda216.5199234
218Jose Urquidy218.5218219
219Orelvis Martinez220201239
220Jarren Duran220.5198243
221Mike Yastrzemski220.5140301
222Enrique Hernandez222164280
223Jorge Soler223.5187260
224Nick Pratto223.5183264
225Joe Ryan224.5216233
226Mike Clevinger226221231
227Patrick Sandoval226.5194259
228Triston McKenzie226.5182271
229Joey Votto228144312
230Mark Canha228.5167290
231Daulton Varsho230180280
232Emerson Hancock231.5215248
233Luis Severino232196268
234Max Kepler232.5227238
235Jeimer Candelario233211255
236Austin Hays233.5220247
237Brandon Marsh233.5222245
238Chris Taylor233.5231236
239Marcelo Mayer237.5184291
240Michael Busch238.5205272
241Cade Cavalli241209273
242Brett Baty241.5228255
243Aaron Civale245.5237254
244Sean Manaea245.5239252
245Kolten Wong246.5167326
246Charlie Morton247.5236259
247Alec Bohm249.5194305
248Edward Cabrera250213287
249Eddie Rosario255211299
250Jordan Lawlar255187323
251Oswald Peraza255226284
252Tanner Houck255246264
253Daniel Espino256.5237276
254Josiah Gray257.5242273
255Mike Soroka258228288
256Michael Brantley259253265
257Kahlil Watson260212308
258Tyler Stephenson261232290
259Hyun Jin Ryu261.5168355
260Luis Campusano261.5244279
261Amed Rosario262248276
262Nick Madrigal262243281
263Nicky Lopez262.5183342
264Hunter Renfroe264262266
265Garrett Mitchell265226304
266Adolis Garcia266.5238295
267Andy Pages268.5249288
268Harrison Bader269261277
269Coby Mayo270.5247294
270Myles Straw272252292
271Trevor Larnach273250296
272Jordan Groshans276269283
273Bobby Dalbec276.5256297
274Justin Turner276.5240313
275MJ Melendez277269285
276Roansy Contreras278.5251306
277Jordan Montgomery281.5270293
278Miguel Vargas283.5283284
279Royce Lewis283.5260307
280Brayan Rocchio284219349
281Adam Duvall284.5275294
282Ranger Suarez285278292
283Gunnar Henderson285.5250321
284Asa Lacy286225347
285Bryson Stott287235339
286DL Hall287.5224351
287Jonathan Schoop288256320
288Michael Harris288.5223354
289Henry Davis289.5245334
290Austin Wells294246342
291Steven Matz296271321
292Cal Quantrill297241353
293Eury Perez300300300
294Luke Voit301.5274329
295David Fletcher302172432
296Josh Donaldson303.5296311
297Luis Arraez303.5171436
298Tony Gonsolin303.5293314
299Joey Bart304.5240369
300Ryan Pressly305301309
301Eugenio Suarez309.5266353
302Miguel Sano309.5263356
303Jack Leiter311.5306317
304Wil Myers311.5267356
305Justin Verlander312.5303322
306Anthony DeSclafani313263363
307Brandon Belt313.5267360
308Huascar Ynoa314.5304325
309Brandon Crawford316.5289344
310Heliot Ramos317303331
311Liover Peguero318299337
312Pedro Leon318298338
313Garrett Crochet319319319
314Matt Brash319.5312327
315Charlie Blackmon320305335
316Lane Thomas320.5272369
317Zach Plesac321295347
318Joey Wiemer322.5311334
319Reginald Preciado322.5261384
320Dinelson Lamet323291355
321Carlos Carrasco324.5277372
322Jon Gray324.5278371
323Kyle Hendricks329.5279380
324Hedbert Perez331.5286377
325Tyler Freeman332.5329336
326Garrett Whitlock334323345
327Cristian Hernandez334.5325344
328Nate Pearson334.5310359
329Andrew McCutchen335275395
330Aroldis Chapman335324346
331Frank Schwindel336257415
332Jean Segura336274398
333Jose Barrero337287387
334Devin Williams340.5338343
335Anthony Santander341332350
336Nate Lowe341.5232451
337Jeff McNeil342.5315370
338Kyle Lewis343328358
339Chris Paddack344328360
340Gary Sanchez345.5330361
341Jhonkensy Noel346.5297396
342AJ Pollock347345349
343Matt Manning348258438
344Everson Pereira348.5298399
345Vinnie Pasquantino348.5302395
346Elly De La Cruz352340364
347Jordan Romano353324382
348Manuel Margot354257451
349Nestor Cortes Jr.354.5341368
350Yusei Kikuchi354.5313396
351Curtis Mead355352358
352Tommy Pham355351359
353Brady House355.5332379
354Taijuan Walker355.5289422
355Bailey Ober356322390
356Alex Wood357333381
357Daniel Lynch357.5286429
358Josh Rojas359335383
359Elieser Hernandez359.5331388
360Nolan Jones362350374
361Quinn Priester362330394
362Luis Toribio365229501
363Colton Cowser367.5357378
364MacKenzie Gore367.5367368
365Stephen Strasburg367.5270465
366Peyton Battenfield369365373
367Marco Gonzales370.5337404
368Carlos Hernandez371.5326417
369Pete Crow-Armstrong372366378
370Alex Reyes372.5317428
371Camilo Doval373310436
372Jeter Downs373.5340407
373Cristian Javier377.5336419
374Cole Winn378307449
375Lamonte Wade Jr.379.5316443
376Abraham Toro380375385
377Drew Rasmussen380376384
378Mick Abel382365399
379Adam Frazier385377393
380Randal Grichuk386314458
381Yuli Gurriel386370402
382Matt Allan387341433
383Luis Gil388354422
384Mark Vientos389.5352427
385Kenley Jansen391281501
386Brady Singer391.5375408
387James Wood391.5282501
388Greg Jones393361425
389Sean Murphy394.5339450
390Jordan Balazovic395.5316475
391Craig Kimbrel396308484
392Steven Kwan396366426
393Trey Sweeney399397401
394Harry Ford400362438
395Raimel Tapia400379421
396Matthew Liberatore401371431
397Carlos Santana401.5302501
398Eddys Leonard401.5394409
399Carter Kieboom404400408
400Dustin Harris405309501
401Benny Montgomery406.5400413
402Ha-Seong Kim408315501
403Drew Waters409318500
404Jackson Jobe409403415
405Carson Kelly409.5318501
406Blake Treinen410403417
407Austin Hendrick410.5320501
408Tylor Megill411.5348475
409Adbert Alzolay413389437
410Bobby Miller413382444
411Adam Wainwright414327501
412Kyle Harrison414.5346483
413Ronny Mauricio414.5343486
414Mike Zunino416414418
415Nick Solak416372460
416Giovanny Gallegos417333501
417William Smith417.5405430
418J.P. Crawford418.5389448
419Eric Lauer419391447
420Gio Urshela419397441
421Jairo Pomares419.5390449
422Nelson Cruz420.5420421
423Diego Cartaya424363485
424James Triantos424386462
425Jonathan Villar424374474
426Aaron Sabato424.5348501
427Connor Joe425.5381470
428Joc Pederson425.5385466
429Andrew Heaney426357495
430Alexander Canario431.5362501
431Givanny Gallegos432.5364501
432Tyler Naquin433406460
433Corey Kluber434420448
434Evan Longoria434367501
435Yandy Diaz437373501
436Keston Hiura437.5411464
437Victor Robles438.5432445
438Xavier Edwards438.5376501
439Garrett Hampson440392488
440J.D. Davis440.5419462
441Nick Gordon440.5380501
442Ian Seymour441.5391492
443Owen Cassie442383501
444Nico Hoerner443430456
445Pavin Smith443.5386501
446Matt Canterino444387501
447Brian Anderson444.5416473
448Spencer Howard444.5435454
449Spencer Strider444.5431458
450Taj Bradley444.5388501
451Zach Eflin446424468
452Jonathan Loaisiga446.5392501
453Domingo German447393501
454Zack Greinke447414480
455Travis Swaggerty449.5398501
456Justin Foscue450428472
457Gabriel Arias451401501
458Jesus Aguilar451.5434469
459Owen Caissie451.5402501
460Rowdy Tellez452410494
461Lorenzo Cain452.5404501
462Mike Moustakas452.5446459
463Omar Narvaez453405501
464Kevin Alcantara453.5406501
465Jeremy Pena454407501
466Heston Kjerstad454.5452457
467Nick Senzel455443467
468Sal Frelick455409501
469Taylor Trammell455.5410501
470Logan Allen456411501
471Chris Flexen456.5412501
472Landon Knack456.5412501
473Isaac Paredes457413501
474Cristian Pache458445471
475Blaze Jordan458.5433484
476Jake Meyers458.5416501
477Jameson Taillon458.5418499
478Simeon Woods-Richardson459.5452467
479Mitch Garver460446474
480Joshua Mears462423501
481Matt McLain462423501
482Willie Calhoun462.5424501
483Joey Wendle463425501
484Josh Naylor463.5426501
485Dane Dunning464427501
486Khalil Lee465429501
487Kyle Muller467.5434501
488Brayan Bello468435501
489Andres Gimenez469461477
490Kenta Maeda469437501
491Clint Frazier470439501
492Tejay Antone470439501
493Cesar Hernandez470.5440501
494James Kaprielian470.5440501
495Matt Fraizer470.5463478
496Wilman Diaz471441501
497Deyvison De Los Santos471.5442501
498Euribiel Angeles471.5442501
499Austin Slater472.5444501
500Randy Vasquez474447501

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Taylor Case can't get enough baseball. A lifetime Padres fan, he's a big believer in beating the shift and letting the kids play. But if the strike zone turns into a robot, well, he might not play anymore.

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