This is the third installment of the year for my Top Dynasty Players Rankings, and as always I thank you for reading! My (best) intention will be to maintain that frequency for upcoming seasons as player values are ever-changing. This list is a snap-shot today of how I would rank the best 150 players in baseball for dynasty leagues. If you are in the position of selling in your league, hopefully this list will give you some names you can target. While supply and demand should always dictate your trades, this list tries to equate values in situations where all things are equal, such as two rebuilding teams trading together.
I hope you enjoy.
Some big movement with the 1B rankings for dynasty leagues as Jose Abreu and Anthony Rizzo break into the Top 5 first basemen for dynasty leagues. Chris Sale moves up to the #3 SP overall, passing Tommy John recipient Jose Fernandez as well as Stephen Strasburg and Yu Darvish. Finally, Anthony Rendon is the other big mover in this group, taking over the second highest ranked 2B in baseball.
In this second tier are some players that, quite frankly, I was wrong about (I don’t know why my wife thinks I can’t say that). I didn’t think Billy Hamilton could hit above .240, and assumed his value would be greatly limited as such. With a batting average over .300 since June, Hamilton is scoring runs while stealing bases; and at 23 years old, there will be many big years ahead. Jose Altuve is someone I left off my last list; he has no power and no real projection in his frame for more. What I didn’t expect was the increase in stolen bases. If Altuve can double his SB totals of 2012 and 2013 from 35 to 70, he becomes a top option at 2B and someone who, like Hamilton, can keep you at the top of your league in that category.
While Kris Bryant and Byron Buxton made the Top 50, this tier contains top prospects Addison Russell, Joey Gallo, Javier Baez, Francisco Lindor and Carlos Correa. Correa is the furthest away, and has the lowest ranking of these five, but he could very well be the best of the group. No matter which one you may target, you want one of these players anchoring your infield in the future.
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