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Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet: Top 300 Rankings for 2022

Fantasy Baseball Top 300 Rankings for 2022: Nelson Cruz

Don't worry about the new uniform or the lack of a position, Nelson Cruz should still hammer plenty of baseballs over the fence to justify a roster spot

So we finish up our 2022 fantasy baseball rankings with my top 300 (and some change) players. Originally it was an even 300, but I wanted to add a few names to be sure they were on your radar, and we'll talk about a couple of them shortly.

But you should know that I generally downgraded relief pitchers (RPs) in my overall rankings. If you look at some of the biggest "fallers," the top eight are all relievers. I typically don't pay for saves, and this season's RPs might be one of the shakier crops we've had in a while.

It appears the player who I like far more than the ECR (Expert Consensus Rankings) is Mitch Keller, but I already went into deep detail on him in my starting pitcher rankings

2022 Positional Rankings: Top 300C I 1B I 2B I 3B I SS I OF I SP I RP

On the hitting side, the player I seem to like far more than the ECR is Nelson Cruz. I'm not too concerned about him being a "pure DH" because when you hit the ball as well as he does, I don't need the position flexibility. Give him at least 400 ABs, and we can expect a decent average and 30 round-trippers.

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Another hitter I have higher is a player that seems to be forgotten, Cavan Biggio. With the loaded Blue Jays lineup, he will bat lower in the order. However, he also is one of the few left-handed bats in that lineup. Even I have him still outside of the first 20 rounds. But he should play nearly every day and give you enough counting stats, including double-digit homers, that I would keep him on your radar if you need someone with 3B/2B eligibility late in the draft.

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One last player that I purposefully added back into my rankings is Christian Walker. Walker is a victim of recency bias, as he had a pretty miserable 2021 season, but some of that can be attributed to his multiple oblique injuries. His COVID-shortened 2020 season wasn't so hot either. I will remind you, however, that in 2019 he saw over 500 ABs and hit 29 homers with a .824 OPS. Is he going to do that again? I honestly don't know. But given his ADP is around 260 and he is having a great spring (having hit safely in each of his four games so far), he is someone to keep on your radar.

Check out the rest of my overall rankings below for yourself. Let me know your thoughts!

2022 Fantasy Baseball: Top 300 Rankings

— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.