2014 Fantasy Baseball Consensus Big Board Rankings

Athlon combines the most popular fantasy rankings into one consensus Big Board.

Pitchers and catches have finally reported and it means fantasy baseball drafts are soon approaching. And let's be honest, Draft Day is a glorious holiday that puts Valentine's Day to shame.

Fantasy baseball leagues can be won from every location in the draft — early in the round or late — and can be won with any variety of strategies. Is pitching moving up draft rankings? In what round should the first closer be selected? Speed versus power? Rookies, sleepers and reaches abound.

There are a ton of decisions to be made on draft day when constructing a fake baseball team. And while a fantasy league cannot be won in the first few rounds, it most certainly can be lost. Screwing up an early pick can decimate a roster in no time flat.

Enter Athlon Sports' consensus fantasy baseball Big Board. CBS Sports (Scott White), ESPN, Fox Sports, Athlon Sports magazine*, MLB.com,  RotoChamp (RC) and Yahoo! (in order) have been combined and averaged to offer the best possible fantasy baseball rankings on the web.

* - Athlon’s (AS) rankings come from the official preview magazine, which is on newsstands now.

So without further ado, here is the 2014 Athlon consensus fantasy baseball Big Board:

2014 Fantasy Baseball Big Board:

  Player Team Pos CBS ESPN FOX AS MLB RC Y!
1 Mike Trout LAA OF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Miguel Cabera DET 3B 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF 5 3 4 4 4 3 4
4 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 3 4 3 5 3 8 3
5 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF 7 5 5 6 5 6 6
6 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 9 10 6 3 6 11 5
7 Robinson Cano NYY 2B 4 9 7 15 7 14 12
8 Ryan Braun MIL OF 15 15 11 8 12 5 9
9 Chris Davis BAL 1B 11 6 9 20 11 13 8
10 Joey Votto CIN 1B 8 20 12 13 16 19 15
11 Prince Fielder DET 1B 13 14 15 18 15 12 17
12 Hanley Ramirez LAD SS 14 13 8 28 13 21 7
13 Adam Jones BAL OF 17 12 10 35 14 7 11
14 Bryce Harper WAS OF 21 22 16 29 19 4 10
15 Yu Darvish TEX SP 18 21 20 10 17 23 16
16 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 19 11 17 47 8 10 13
17 Troy Tulowitzki COL SS 12 16 13 14 18 43 14
18 David Wright NYM 3B 16 19 21 12 23 24 19
19 Edwin Encarnacion TOR 3B 10 8 14 67 10 9 20
20 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF 6 7 18 52 9 42 18
21 Carlos Gomez MIL OF 28 17 19 44 21 17 21
22 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 23 18 27 22 25 26 27
23 Adam Wainwright STL SP 30 27 26 23 22 25 22
24 Felix Hernandez SEA SP 34 29 29 16 20 20 29
25 Yaisel Puig LAD OF 29 28 25 33 30 15 24
26 Max Scherzer DET SP 22 34 24 17 33 32 33
27 Cliff Lee PHI SP 35 26 32 34 26 18 32
28 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 45 33 28 9 28 30 31
29 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 20 23 31 39 24 46 28
30 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP 36 36 33 11 51 28 26
31 Evan Longoria TB 3B 24 25 22 48 46 40 25
32 Jose Fernandez MIA SP 31 54 39 24 35 31 34
33 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF 26 35 23 71 29 47 23
34 Chris Sale CHW SP 42 39 45 25 34 39 42
35 Ian Desmond WAS SS 38 24 40 40 31 58 43
36 Jay Bruce CIN OF 53 45 36 43 41 16 40
37 Madison Bumgarner SF SP 41 48 47 31 43 45 36
38 Justin Upton ATL OF 39 41 35 69 39 34 35
39 Jose Bautista TOR OF 33 47 34 90 40 22 30
40 Alex Rios CHW OF 73 30 38 53 32 27 44
41 Jose Reyes TOR SS 32 31 30 42 38 100 37
42 David Price TB SP 52 38 49 26 47 51 48
43 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 55 43 43 36 27 48 64
44 Justin Verlander DET SP 37 61 52 7 49 77 37
45 Buster Posey SF C/1B 47 40 37 45 53 69 47
46 Craig Kimbrel ATL RP 78 49 53 21 42 56 49
47 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF 27 37 41 88 44 82 41
48 Cole Hamels PHI SP 48 44 50 38 84 53 46
49 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 44 52 44 19 62 97 50
50 Jean Segura MIL SS 25 73 42 85 57 55 39
51 David Ortiz BOS 1B 59 46 65 27 61 54 67
52 Hunter Pence HOU OF 58 69 58 51 48 35 62
53 Zack Greinke MIL SP 56 55 56 30 71 70 45
54 Matt Kemp LAD OF 40 75 46 49 45 68 61
55 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 3B 50 58 54 37 76 67 56
56 Starling Marte PIT OF 66 67 57 70 56 37 51
57 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 49 32 48 66 79 59 72
58 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/3B 43 68 61 82 72 29 52
59 Anibal Sanchez DET SP 61 65 72 46 63 36 65
60 Matt Holliday STL OF 54 80 51 94 37 38 59
61 Allen Craig STL 1B/OF 57 63 63 73 58 49 54
62 Elvis Andrus TEX SS 60 42 67 55 60 78 90
63 Aroldis Chapman CIN SP 90 56 62 65 55 74 55
64 Jason Heyward ATL OF 62 82 71 89 36 62 66
65 Wil Myers TB OF 64 81 66 100 66 33 60
66 Yoenis Cespedes OAK OF 84 60 68 101 50 64 53
67 Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 69 57 59 74 93 57 74
68 Carlos Santana CLE C/1B 70 78 64 41 86 65 94
69 Joe Mauer MIN C/1B 46 62 55 102 77 109 57
70 Kenley Jansen LAD RP 99 59 69 75 54 105 58
71 Josh Donaldson OAK 3B 51 51 60 96 89 81 96
72 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP 94 90 73 32 78 89 70
73 Greg Holland KC RP 91 66 83 64 52 99 73
74 Mat Latos CIN SP 88 88 74 97 68 79 63
75 Matt Cain SF SP 87 77 76 58 59 126 77
76 Alex Gordon KC OF 113 89 84 87 65 44 82
77 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 74 83 75 63 85 106 87
78 Jordan Zimmermann WAS SP 92 92 77 50 88 104 71
79 Homer Bailey CIN SP 93 76 95 81 67 88 81
80 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP 72 74 79 86 115 84 79
81 Mike Minor ATL SP 89 71 88 57 75 125 92
82 Yadier Molina STL C 71 50 70 91 109 120 86
83 Mark Trumbo ARI 1B/OF 85 86 85 103 90 80 80
84 Shane Victorino BOS OF 82 105 87 104 81 41 111
85 Domonic Brown PHI OF 63 110 86 105 98 61 99
86 James Shields KC SP 101 84 93 61 99 114 93
87 Josh Hamilton LAA OF 115 109 92 72 104 71 83
88 Wilin Rosario COL C 76 102 82 56 107 110 121
89 Pedro Alvarez PIT 3B 79 101 88 106 74 130 76
90 Koji Uehara BOS RP 105 125 106 59 100 91 75
91 Carlos Beltran NYY OF 114 85 90 107 82 90 95
92 Jayson Werth WAS OF 81 87 78 79 105 127 109
93 Billy Butler KC 1B 95 107 103 80 113 85 91
94 Ben Zobrist TB 2B/SS 68 64 91 108 120   85
95 Gerrit Cole PIT SP 108 99 98 109 133 73 69
96 Brandon Phillips CIN 2B 96 53 94 110 138 94 107
97 Desmond Jennings TB OF 118 93 100 111 101 52 124
98 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 83 106 80 112 106 112 102
99 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 117 95 101 68 92 103 127
100 Trevor Rosenthal STL RP 121 118 99 113 64 113 78
101 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 80 70 113 76 96   129
102 Billy Hamilton CIN OF 86 114 114 114 70   68
103 Everth Cabrera SD SS 65 112 81 115 91   108
104 Curtis Granderson NYM OF 130   104 116 69 50 112
105 Aaron Hill ARI 2B 106 104 111 93 80 123 119
106 Alex Cobb TB SP 102 121 96 117 122 95 89
107 Kris Medlen ATL SP 145 97 121 60 112 102 118
108 Martin Prado ARI 2B/3B 67 115 109 95 149 96 131
109 Manny Machado BAL 3B 75 113 110 84 147   84
110 Brian McCann NYY C 100 117 107 118 83 116 126
111 Joe Nathan DET RP 104 124 123 99 87 135 98
112 Jonathan Lucroy MIL C 77 91 97 119   92  
113 Shelby Miller STL SP 116 96 102 120 123 124 105
114 Michael Cuddyer COL 1B/OF 124 103 117 121   66 110
115 Austin Jackson DET OF     126 122 73 63 123
116 Jered Weaver LAA SP 103 94 116 123 114 129 143
117 Starlin Castro CHC SS 147 72 105 98 150   106
118 Michael Wacha STL SP 109 143 124 124 136 83 115
119 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP 149 126 118 125 103 119 103
120 Doug Fister WAS SP   98 129 126 94 122 134
121 Julio Teheran ATL SP 112 128 112 127   133 101
122 Salvador Perez KC C 131 136 108 54     144
123 Aramis Ramirez MIL 3B   79 132 128 143 107 140
124 Matt Moore TB RP 110 129 115 129     97
125 Daniel Murphy NYM 2B 141 122 133 78 108    
126 Jose Abreu CHW 1B 125   120 130 131 76  
127 Glen Perkins MIN RP   134 122 131 95 142 113
128 Coco Crisp OAK OF 119 142 128 132   111 117
129 Chase Utley PHI 2B 97 100 119 133      
130 Brett Lawrie TOR 2B/3B   108 138 134   121 100
131 Leonys Martin TEX OF 136 150 137 135 102 98 149
132 Sergio Romo SF RP   132 130 136 116 143 104
133 Tony Cingrani CIN SP 120     137 137 87 141
134 Chase Headley SD 3B 150 127 139 83 127    
135 Matt Adams STL 1B 98 116 140 138     135
136 Jon Lester BOS SP 132 146 143 62 146    
137 Brandon Belt SF 1B 142 130 135 139 111 139 136
138 David Robertson NYY RP   138 147 140 97 141 120
139 Brandon Moss OAK 1B/OF   123 149 141   75  
140 Brett Gardner NYY OF       142   49 148
141 Johnny Cueto CIN SP 146   145 77 139   136
142 Jedd Gyorko SD 2B/3B 107   127 143   115  
143 Sonny Gray OAK SP 129     144   72  
144 Alejandro De Aza CHW OF       145   60  
145 Francisco Liriano PIT SP 111   125 146 134   147
146 Pablo Sandoval SF 3B   137 144 147     87
147 Alfonso Soriano NYY OF 128 144   148 128 145 128
148 Jim Johnson OAK RP       92 141   139
149 Danny Salazar CLE SP       149 117 132 125
150 Nelson Cruz -- OF 135   148 150 110 134  

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