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2014 Fantasy Baseball Consensus Big Board Rankings

Andrew McCutchen

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.

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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