Top 200 Players for 2015

We began in January with catcher rankings and each week we given you our top players at each position.  This is a culmination of all that hard work; the top 200 players for the 2015 season.  On each of the individual rankings which you can view by clicking the links below; we’ve named the players we would target, avoid and some late round picks.  Everything that needs to be said has been said so no need for mindless banter.  Enjoy.

Catcher First BaseSecond BaseThird BaseShortstopOutfield – Starting PitcherRelievers

Rank Player Position Kevin Will Tommy Ron Jim
1 Mike Trout OF 1 1 1 1 1
2 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 3 4 4 4 2
3 Andrew McCutchen OF 4 2 6 3 4
4 Giancarlo Stanton OF 6 3 2 2 6
5 Clayton Kershaw SP 5 5 5 5 3
6 Miguel Cabrera 1B 2 6 3 8 5
7 Carlos Gomez OF 9 7 10 7 7
8 Jose Abreu 1B 13 11 7 6 9
9 Edwin Encarnacion 1B 10 9 8 13 8
10 Anthony Rendon 2-3B 7 20 9 10 10
11 Jose Bautista OF 14 8 11 12 14
12 Felix Hernandez SP 15 10 14 14 12
13 Adam Jones OF 12 16 17 11 11
14 Anthony Rizzo 1B 18 15 12 9 16
15 Troy Tulowitzki SS 16 12 13 15 15
16 Robinson Cano 2B 11 21 15 17 22
17 Josh Donaldson 3B 17 18 19 19 21
18 Ian Desmond SS 8 29 34 16 13
19 Jose Altuve 2B 19 19 16 20 29
20 Adrian Beltre 3B 27 13 22 24 19
21 Hanley Ramirez SS/OF 20 32 20 21 24
22 Michael Brantley OF 24 25 21 27 20
23 Jacoby Ellsbury OF 22 22 24 28 26
24 Madison Bumgarner SP 28 23 26 32 17
25 Stephen Strasburg SP 21 31 28 22 25
26 Max Scherzer SP 33 27 27 18 23
27 David Price SP 26 28 29 25 28
28 Justin Upton OF 32 24 23 35 27
29 Yasiel Puig OF 25 17 25 31 47
30 Ryan Braun OF 37 35 18 29 33
31 Buster Posey C 29 30 31 33 30
32 Chris Sale SP 53 26 33 23 32
33 Freddie Freeman 1B 42 14 38 52 31
34 Corey Kluber SP 45 33 32 26 42
35 Starling Marte OF 36 45 53 34 48
35 Albert Pujols 1B 35 52 37 47 45
37 Todd Frazier 1-3B 30 78 45 46 18
38 Matt Kemp OF 31 37 46 43 62
39 Jose Reyes SS 23 44 65 53 38
40 Aroldis Chapman RP 39 51 52 50 35
41 Adrian Gonzalez 1B 41 53 40 45 52
42 Craig Kimbrel RP 38 56 55 51 34
43 Johnny Cueto SP 61 41 39 38 56
44 George Springer OF 95 36 30 36 39
45 Carlos Gonzalez OF 55 43 42 54 43
46 Bryce Harper OF 56 34 67 30 51
46 Zack Greinke SP 58 40 47 44 49
48 Evan Longoria 3B 54 39 59 48 46
49 Jordan Zimmermann SP 43 48 44 58 57
50 Ian Kinsler 2B 46 55 57 56 37
51 Cole Hamels SP 57 50 51 62 40
51 Nolan Arenado 3B 49 80 36 40 55
53 Greg Holland RP 51 60 54 59 41
53 Kyle Seager 3B 40 63 63 49 50
55 Corey Dickerson OF 82 54 41 39 53
56 Nelson Cruz OF 48 58 50 60 54
57 Brian Dozier 2B 34 70 66 67 44
58 Jon Lester SP 69 47 56 55 71
59 Victor Martinez 1B 78 49 35 37 113
60 Yoenis Cespedes OF 64 62 64 61 63
61 Adam Wainwright SP 83 38 68 66 65
62 Alex Cobb SP 66 61 62 71 66
63 Hunter Pence OF 52 42 96 106 36
64 Carlos Santana C/1-3B 85 79 43 65 67
65 Dee Gordon 2B 44 90 82 41 83
66 Chris Davis 1-3B 94 59 49 64 103
67 Kole Calhoun OF 60 75 93 77 77
68 Jonathan Lucroy C 50 120 73 80 60
69 David Robertson RP 59 115 85 68 61
69 Matt Harvey SP 112 65 61 76 74
71 David Ortiz DH 72 57 100 81 80
72 Jeff Samardzija SP 79 72 72 69 99
73 Starlin Castro SS 62 96 70 107 58
74 Joey Votto 1B 141 84 48 63 59
75 Hisashi Iwakuma SP 65 82 87 92 75
76 Christian Yelich OF 110 74 74 74 76
77 Alex Gordon OF 71 71 79 120 73
78 Jason Heyward OF 101 69 86 75 84
79 Gerrit Cole SP 80 114 78 72 79
80 Prince Fielder 1B 175 66 58 57 69
81 Billy Hamilton OF 197 46 71 42 70
82 Masahiro Tanaka SP 70 89 69 114 87
83 Matt Holliday OF 131 67 60 95 91
83 Jason Kipnis 2B 97 73 98 70 106
85 Alex Wood SP 68 109 95 96 81
85 Mark Melancon RP 92 104 81 78 94
87 Tyson Ross SP 81 94 91 90 104
88 Josh Harrison 2-3B 63 125 97 83 95
89 Ryan Zimmerman 1-3B/OF 91 127 77 109 64
90 Cody Allen RP 113 93 92 101 82
91 JD Martinez OF 90 97 80 102 125
92 Jake Arrieta SP 87 105 83 91 133
93 Kolten Wong 2B 122 110 94 87 89
94 James Shields SP 86 77 157 97 90
95 Mark Trumbo 1B/OF 160 76 110 84 85
96 Jay Bruce OF 148 85 102 85 96
97 Julio Teheran SP 126 86 104 103 98
98 David Wright 3B 84 112 159 89 78
99 Charlie Blackmon OF 118 83 131 94 100
100 Devin Mesoraco C 127 101 84 79 140

A quick Breakdown of the top 100 players.

Catcher – 3
First base – 14 (15 if David Ortiz qualifies in your league)
Second Base – 7
Third Base – 9
Shortstop – 5
Outfield – 30
Starting pitchers – 25
Closers – 6

Looking at this and breaking it down for a 12 team league, you could essentially come out of the first 8 rounds with 2 very good starters, 2 big outfield options, first and third covered and then the final 2 picks going for middle infield, catcher, closer or a third outfielder.  Basically once round 8 is complete, you should be left with a very good core of players with little risk to build your team around.  There are eight multi-eligible players in the top 100 which could provide added flexibility during the next 8 round.  Consider this and weigh your options as you build your staff.

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