2017 Fantasy Baseball Big Board Rankings

Surprise, surprise! Mike Trout is the consensus No. 1 pick in fantasy baseball

Spring training is in full bloom in Florida and Arizona, the World Baseball Classic is just around the corner and if you look hard enough you can see the start of another fantasy baseball season on the horizon. In fact, some leagues have probably already started their drafts.

 

So which player should you spend your first-round pick on? While some of the candidates have to be obvious – starting with reigning AL and NL MVPs Mike Trout and Kris Bryant – once you get past the first six guys, the choices may not be as clear-cut. There’s still plenty of star power to be had at different positions, but which All-Star or rising superstar would be a better pick for your fantasy team?

 

That’s where Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Baseball Big Board comes into play. We have culled rankings from trusted and respected sites such as CBSSports.com (Scott White), ESPN.com (Eric Karabell), FoxSports.com (John Halpin), MLB.com, and Yahoo!, combined and averaged them to produce these consensus rankings.

 

Obviously these will change since the regular season is a month away, but when you are on the clock and can’t decide whether to go with a position player or pitcher, or maybe going back and forth between two outfielders, you can use these to get a sense of what the experts think. If anything, this will give you more time to think about what you are going to name your team.

 

Also, don’t forget about Athlon Sports’ 2017 Baseball Preview magazine, which contains plenty of fantasy content in addition to other great features, team previews, statistics and more.

 

2017 Fantasy Baseball Big Board

 

Note: Players that tied are listed in alphabetical order.

 

Rank Player Team POS CBS ESPN FOX MLB Y!
1 Mike Trout LAA OF 1 1 1 1 1
2 Mookie Betts BOS OF 2 2 3 2 2
3 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 3 3 2 3 7
4t Nolan Arenado  COL 3B 4 6 5 5 5
4t Kris Bryant CHC 1B/3B/OF 6 5 6 4 4
4t Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 5 4 4 6 6
7t Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 7 8 8 9 10
7t Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 11 14 7 7 3
7t Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 8 7 9 10 8
10 Bryce Harper WAS OF 10 15 12 8 9
11 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 9 12 10 15 11
12 Charlie Blackmon COL OF 13 10 14 13 12
13 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 14 9 11 18 13
14 Max Scherzer WAS SP 16 27 13 11 14
15 Corey Seager LAD SS 12 19 17 19 16
16 Trea Turner WAS 2B/OF 20 16 25 12 15
17 Madison Bumgarner SF SP 19 21 20 14 18
18 Carlos Correa  HOU SS 15 22 21 23 20
19 Joey Votto CIN 1B 17 13 28 26 19
20 Chris Sale BOS SP 22 28 23 16 23
21 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP 28 34 15 21 17
22 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 25 22 16 29 26
23 Corey Kluber CLE SP 23 25 24 20 29
24 Edwin Encarnacion  CLE 1B 18 23 18 43 28
25 Francisco Lindor CLE SS 32 18 35 24 25
26 Starling Marte PIT OF 66 17 19 17 21
27 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 37 20 26 27 31
28 George Springer HOU OF 30 33 32 25 27
29 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 31 30 30 35 22
30 Nelson Cruz SEA OF 41 26 27 33 30
31 Ryan Braun MIL OF 40 24 22 53 24
32 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 27 39 39 37 33
33 Jon Lester CHC SP 26 43 40 28 40
34 Daniel Murphy WAS 1B/2B 21 31 58 31 39
35 Justin Verlander DET SP 24 35 57 22 53
36 A.J. Pollock ARI OF 38 46 31 48 32
37 Jake Arrieta CHC SP 33 47 42 36 38
38 J.D. Martinez DET OF 43 40 33 45 37
39 Jonathan Villar MIL 2B/3B/SS 51 29 29 42 49
40 Johnny Cueto SF SP 36 48 45 40 46
41 Trevor Story COL SS 62 32 43 39 41
42 Yu Darvish TEX SP 39 62 46 41 34
43 David Price BOS SP 34 59 38 44 50
44 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF 69 36 34 65 35
45 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF 45 54 37 73 36
46 Ian Desmond COL OF 71 38 47 47 44
47 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 52 74 49 30 43
48 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF 65 53 50 32 51
49 Buster Posey SF C/1B 35 85 56 34 55
50 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 48 41 48 84 45
51 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 63 44 36 85 42
52 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP 44 84 51 49 48
53 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 55 49 61 75 47
54 Chris Archer TB SP 49 60 66 50 64
55 Wil Myers SD 1B/OF 53 37 44 99 59
56 Christian Yelich MIA OF  95 45 52 52 52
57 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP 47 70 59 67 57
58 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF 57 58 64 74 58
59t Chris Davis BAL 1B 73 64 55 59 61
59t Jacob deGrom NYM SP 42 72 60 70 68
59t Gregory Polanco PIT OF 94 50 53 61 54
62 Jean Segura SEA 2B 46 55 72 58 85
63 Matt Carpenter STL 1B/2B/3B 29 63 76 77 77
64 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 76 51 69 71 69
65 Gary Sanchez NYY C 58 120 65 46 62
66 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP 60 86 85 57 66
67 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP 83 93 67 51 65
68 Todd Frazier CWS 1B/3B 97 57 92 54 67
69 Kenley Jansen LAD RP 79 91 83 38 78
70t Dee Gordon MIA 2B 107 78 62 55 71
70t Justin Upton DET OF 110 56 68 79 60
72 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 90 61 75 68 83
73 Mark Trumbo BAL OF 74 75 63 83 88
74 Carlos Martinez STL SP 85 69 70 82 79
75 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 88 65 77 78 90
76t Zach Britton  BAL RP 84 92 80 60 84
76t Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 80 81 96 80 63
78 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C/1B 56 119 89 56 82
79 Evan Longoria TB 3B 98 52 71 108 76
80t Rick Porcello BOS SP 59 71 99 81 99
80t Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 82 82 78 93 74
82t Alex Bregman HOU 3B 54 42 137 92 91
82t Adam Jones BAL OF 72 79 104 86 75
82t Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 105 80 54 96 81
85 Matt Kemp ATL OF 101 103 81 66 72
86 Cole Hamels TEX SP 50 118 84 94 89
87 Jose Bautista TOR OF 61 68 91 116 100
88 Billy Hamilton CIN OF 143 113 41 63 87
89 Jose Quintana CWS SP 75 83 87 110 93
90 Khris Davis OAK OF 103 73 98 106 73
91 Zack Greinke ARI SP 64 126 86 91 92
92 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF 87 76 74 133 104
93 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 128 66 73 129 80
94 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 78 77 79 138 106
95 David Dahl COL OF 93 98 105 113 70
96 Seung Hwan Oh STL RP 125 94 106 62 97
97 Gerrit Cole PIT SP 91 104 90 115 86
98 Julio Teheran ATL SP 81 116 100 107 96
99 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP 123 96 95 87 108
100t Adam Eaton WAS OF 147 102 82 90 101
100t Roberto Osuna TOR RP 132 111 103 69 107
102t Edwin Diaz SEA RP 131 114 109 72 98
102t Mark Melancon SF RP 121 95 102 64 142
102t Stephen Piscotty STL OF 109 67 119 100 129
105 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP 68 156 112 102 105
106 Lorenzo Cain KC OF 122 88 124 105 111
107 Justin Turner LAD 3B 102 87 159 95 112
108 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 127 97 128 114 94
109 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 89 100 116 146 110
110 Rich Hill LAD SP 99 134 125 103 114
111 Wade Davis CHC RP 124 115 107 89 144
112 Ken Giles HOU RP 139 112 111 76 155
113 Kyle Schwarber CHC C/OF 113 124 110 194 56
114 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 129 89 108 144 145
115 Danny Salazar CLE SP 120 169 94 119 116
116 Odubel Herrera PHI OF 207 108 88 121 102
117 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP 67 210 144 101 126
118 Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 175 99 97 185 95
119 Addison Russell CHC SS 111 105 132 174 130
120 Michael Fulmer DET SP 100 125 171 148 113
121t Willson Contreras CHC C/OF 114 135 147 150 115
121t Kenta Maeda LAD SP 151 165 117 125 103
123 Kelvin Herrera KC RP 138 145 120 97 177
124 Matt Harvey NYM SP 77 234 123 127 120
125 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 130 109 170 152 123
Event Date: 
Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:46

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