2015 Fantasy Baseball Big Board Rankings

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

Fantasy baseball leagues can be won from every location in the draft — early in the round or late — and with any variety of strategies. Some take pitching early while others wait on arms. Some like to go after veteran players in the twilight of their careers with low risk, while others go after youthful upside and the risk that comes along with it.

 

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. Rankings culled from CBS Sports (Scott White), ESPN, FOX, MLB.com, USA Today, Sports Illustrated (SI) and Yahoo! (in order) have been combined and averaged to offer the best possible fantasy baseball rankings on the web.

 

Note: Yu Darvish has been omitted from FOX Sports (33rd), Sports Illustrated (27th) and Yahoo! (36th) rankings due to his elbow injury, which resulted in season-ending Tommy John surgery.

 

Athlon Sports official preview magazine can be purchased here.

 

2015 Fantasy Baseball Big Board:

 

  Name Team Pos. CBS ESPN FOX MLB USA SI Y!
1 Mike Trout LAA OF 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF 3 2 3 3 2 2 2
3 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF 5 3 2 2 4 5 6
4 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 4 4 5 4 3 3 5
5 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 6 5 6 5 5 4 3
6 Miguel Cabrera DET 3B 2 11 4 6 8 7 4
7 Carlos Gomez MIL OF 11 6 7 7 6 8 7
8 Jose Abreu CHW 1B 7 9 8 8 7 6 8
9 Jose Bautista TOR OF 10 8 9 11 15 12 10
10 Edwin Encarnacion TOR 3B 9 7 13 14 11 10 12
11 Adam Jones BAL OF 19 15 17 10 9 11 9
12 Felix Hernandez SEA SP 16 10 10 13 14 15 13
13 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 12 13 11 16 20 9 11
14 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 17 12 14 12 16 14 14
15 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 13 19 18 9 18 20 15
16 Troy Tulowitzki COL SS 8 14 12 15 17 18 28
17 Anthony Rendon WAS 2B/3B 14 20 16 24 12 13 17
18 Max Scherzer WAS SP 21 21 19 22 13 24 16
19 Yasiel Puig LAD OF 18 16 21 18 28 21 18
20 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 24 17 20 32 22 16 19
21 Chris Sale CHW SP 23 24 26 21 25 17 20
22 Michael Brantley CLE OF 25 22 30 19 23 25 22
23 Hanley Ramirez BOS SS 35 30 23 20 10 28 21
24 Ian Desmond WAS SS 38 26 22 28 19 19 24
25 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF 27 23 28 17 29 33 23
26 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 15 32 29 31 32 23 27
27 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP 28 25 36 27 37 22 25
28 Madison Bumgarner SF SP 31 28 31 29 24 34 26
29 Buster Posey SF C/1B 39 29 15 23 27 43 32
30 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 33 18 24 42 34 30 29
31 David Price DET SP 20 33 27 33 33 35 35
32 Ryan Braun MIL OF 30 27 41 34 21 40 30
33 Corey Kluber CLE SP 22 31 25 30 35 41 39
34 Justin Upton SD OF 40 34 38 25 31 26 34
35 Bryce Harper WAS OF 34 36 35 36 30 29 31
36 Johnny Cueto CIN SP 26 38 34 37 43 57 52
37 Zack Greinke LAD SP 42 39 49 47 39 42 38
38 Jose Reyes TOR SS 49 42 32 38 26 54 56
39 Starling Marte PIT OF 67 37 43 26 48 32 53
40 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 36 48 47 41 40 55 40
41 Jon Lester CHC SP 37 41 51 49 54 46 43
42 Corey Dickerson COL OF 65 35 46 35 72 31 41
43 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF 66 49 37 52 41 36 47
44 Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 51 50 39 60 58 38 33
45 Jordan Zimmermann WAS SP 54 44 54 48 47 51 51
46 Matt Kemp SD OF 41 54 61 51 45 49 57
47 George Springer HOU OF 60 43 50 46 68 47 45
48 Cole Hamels PHI SP 43 46 71 62 56 45 44
49 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 57 51 44 43 55 65 54
50 Evan Longoria TB 3B 47 40 56 67 52 56 60
51 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 44 75 79 66 42 37 55
52 Billy Hamilton CIN OF 91 57 64 40 53 50 46
53 Yoenis Cespedes DET OF 70 47 52 39 82 53 58
54 Aroldis Chapman CIN SP 79 53 55 45 57 66 61
55 Todd Frazier CIN 1B/3B 50 74 53 91 36 63 50
56 Prince Fielder TEX 1B 92 60 58 64 49 58 42
57 David Ortiz BOS DH 52 52 66 89 69 48 48
58 Victor Martinez DET DH/C 29 45 59 80 104 39 76
59 Adam Wainwright STL SP 45 68 42 112 62 59 49
60 Craig Kimbrel ATL RP 74 56 65 54 61 67 62
61 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 78 62 63 82 38 60 63
62 Joey Votto CIN 1B 59 89 60 87 44 52 59
63 Nelson Cruz SEA OF 53 59 73 63 66 71 66
64 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 32 67 62 78 51 88 82
65 Jonathan Lucroy MIL C 61 78 48 53 50 87 104
66 Julio Teheran ATL SP 63 58 91 75 64 68 71
67 Greg Holland KC RP 73 63 77 55 73 81 69
68 Jeff Samardzija CHW SP 55 61 68 71 76 77 88
69 Hunter Pence HOU OF 75 81 40 - 96 44 37
70 Alex Cobb TB SP 89 55 87 61 67 72 73
71 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 72 94 70 57 70 80 67
72 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 86 65 57 56 75 79 93
73 Matt Harvey NYM SP 48 76 76 81 103 62 74
74 Matt Holliday STL OF 58 84 82 95 87 61 64
75 Jason Heyward STL OF 102 79 85 69 46 76 75
76 Evan Gattis HOU C 46 102 83 44 84 94 106
77 Kole Calhoun LAA OF - 64 75 65 80 69 86
78 Christian Yelich MIA OF 88 72 92 58 92 86 79
79 Carlos Santana CLE 1B/3B 56 77 84 - 60 103 65
80 Jay Bruce CIN OF 110 87 88 70 65 75 84
81 James Shields SD SP 80 70 74 86 78 109 83
82 David Wright NYM 3B 82 - 69 79 74 92 80
83 Devin Mesoraco CIN C 62 97 78 118 63 95 95
84 Chris Davis BAL 1B/3B 105 71 45 108 79 89 111
85 Sonny Gray OAK SP 81 66 98 105 71 106 85
86 Starlin Castro CHC SS - 83 67 50 59 112 -
87 Jake Arrieta CHC SP 64 99 - 73 106 78 89
88 Tyson Ross SD SP 83 85 112 72 - 74 102
89 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 120 80 89 90 93 99 87
90 David Robertson CHW RP 104 101 81 84 95 105 91
91 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP 90 112 109 68 - 85 77
92 Chris Carter HOU 1B 119 69 86 - 81 90 96
93 Gerrit Cole PIT SP 96 73 106 115 101 83 94
94 Alex Gordon KC OF 87 91 80 97   120 72
95 Alexei Ramirez CHW SS - 93 72 94 94 113 105
96 Kolten Wong STL 2B 100 88 99 96 115 98 103
97 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP 117 82 96 83 121 104 97
98 Alex Wood ATL SP 68 123 103 103 - 97 92
99 Mookie Betts BOS OF 116 100 - - 97 73 81
100 Dellin Betances NYY RP 103 118 - 104 91 82 100
101 Charlie Blackmon COL OF - - 110 102 - 70 70
102 Jacob deGrom NYM SP 84 92 124 111 - 84 112
103 Matt Carpenter STL 3B 77 90 90 - 112 - 113
104 J.D. Martinez DET OF 71 - - 85 116 114 101
105 Yan Gomes CLE C 93 - 102 88 83 - 122
106 Jorge Soler CHC OF 98 - - - - 64 78
107 Pablo Sandoval BOS 3B - 111 107 - 89 102 90
108 Mark Melancon PIT RP - 86 114 106 113 110 98
109 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP 69 96 - 114 - 108 124
110 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF - 98 95 - 90 115 117
111 Kenley Jansen LAD RP - 103 - - - 96 68
112 Jayson Werth WAS OF 109 - 118 - 88 91 115
113 Salvador Perez KC C 97 119 94 107 107    
114 Brett Gardner NYY OF - 114 104 120 124 93 99
115 Manny Machado BAL 3B 99 106 108   102 116 123
116 Daniel Murphy NYM 2B - 124 93 77 - - 118
117 Garrett Richards LAA SP 107 105 - 93 - 107 -
118 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B/OF 85 - 115 - 86 - -
119 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 3B/OF 101 121 120 113 99 111 -
120 Elvis Andrus TEX SS - 113 116 100 85 - -
121 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 113 116 117 76 - - 119
122 Trevor Rosenthal STL RP - 95 111 121 114 122 108
123 Mark Trumbo ARI 1B/OF 112 107 97 - 110 125 121
124 Brian McCann NYY C - - - 59 109 - -
125 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP 95 108 123 98 - - -
126 Eric Hosmer KC 1B - - 101 - 77 - -
127 Leonys Martin TEX OF - 104 - 74 - - -
128 Melky Cabrera CHW OF 76 - - 109 - - -
129 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF - - - 92 - 119 120
130 Neil Walker PIT 2B 121 - 100 119 118 - -
131 Koji Uehara BOS RP - 109   110 - - 116
132 Kris Bryant CHC 3B 108 - - - - 101 -
133 Yadier Molina STL C 125 - 105 - 105 - -
134 Phil Hughes MIN SP 94 - - - - 117 -
135 Cliff Lee PHI SP - - 119 - 117 123 110
136 Lucas Duda NYM 1B 111 - - - - - 107
137 Cody Allen CLE RP - 115 - 116 - - 114
138 Alex Rios KC OF - - - - 98 - -
139 Howie Kendrick LAD 2B - - - 99 - - -
140 Anibal Sanchez DET SP - - - - 122 121 109
141 Brandon Moss CLE 1B/OF - - - - - 100  
142 Brandon Belt SF 1B - - - - 100 - -
143 Jean Segura MIL SS - - - 101 - - -
144 Collin McHugh HOU SP 106 - - - - - -
145 Jimmy Rollins LAD SS - - 113 123 123 - -
146 Homer Bailey CIN SP - 110 - - - 124 -
147 Doug Fister WAS SP - - - - 108 - -
148 Rusney Castillo BOS OF 115 - - - 119 - -
149 Ben Revere PHI OF - - 125 - 111 - -
150 Matt Adams STL 1B - 117 121 - - - -

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