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2015 Fantasy Baseball Big Board Rankings

Andrew McCutchen

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.

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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.

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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

-

-

-

-