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2016 Fantasy Baseball Big Board Rankings

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Mike Trout

Mike Trout

With the commencement of spring training, fantasy baseball fanatics are chomping at the bit to play general manager and draft their squads in hopes of winning a fictitious league title.

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Don't worry roto-warriors and DFS lovers, Athlon Sports has got you covered.

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The beauty of the current state of baseball is the explosion of young talent within the game. This youth movement in turn gives your fantasy baseball draft more depth than even before. For example, using 27 years old as the break point, the first round alone will likely include Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw, Bryce Harper and Giancarlo Stanton with only more young, budding superstars (Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant, Corey Seager, Christian Yelich, etc.) to follow.

But even with all the youthful exuberance that baseball showcases, the importance of the veteran role player will never diminish. This is where the 2016 Athlon Sports Fantasy Baseball Big Board comes into play. Rankings have been culled from CBS Sports (Scott White), ESPN.com, FOX, MLB.com, USA Todayand Yahoo!, combined and averaged to offer the best possible fantasy baseball rankings on the web.

And if that's not enough baseball goodness to satisfy you, be sure to order your copy of Athlon Sports' 2016 MLB Preview magazine online today!

Good luck! And happy drafting!

2016 Fantasy Baseball Big Board

Rank

Player

Team

POS

CBS

ESPN

FOX

MLB

USA

Y!

1

Mike Trout

LAA

OF

2

1

1

2

1

1

2

Bryce Harper

WAS

OF

1

4

1

1

2

2

3

Paul Goldschmidt

ARI

1B

3

2

3

3

3

2

4

Clayton Kershaw

LAD

SP

4

3

6

5

4

4

5

Giancarlo Stanton

MIA

OF

7

8

4

7

8

9

6

Josh Donaldson

TOR

3B

6

5

5

4

9

5

7

Carlos Correa 

HOU

SS

12

11

10

6

7

10

8

Manny Machado

BAL

3B

9

10

9

11

13

8

9

Andrew McCutchen

PIT

OF

11

7

7

13

6

6

10

Anthony Rizzo

CHC

1B

8

19

8

9

5

14

11

Nolan Arenado 

COL

3B

10

9

15

8

11

11

12

Miguel Cabrera

DET

1B

5

18

14

15

14

7

13

Max Scherzer

WAS

SP

17

16

17

17

20

18

14

Jose Altuve

HOU

2B

13

6

11

24

10

12

15

Jose Bautista

TOR

OF

15

12

12

19

25

15

16

A.J. Pollock

ARI

OF

14

15

16

12

12

17

17

Kris Bryant

CHC

3B

29

20

13

20

17

13

18

Edwin Encarnacion 

TOR

1B

18

13

20

22

26

20

19

Jose Abreu

CWS

1B

28

17

19

24

15

19

20

Mookie Betts

BOS

OF

27

23

21

14

27

16

21

Joey Votto

CIN

1B

16

27

22

44

18

21

22

Jake Arrieta

CHC

SP

19

24

26

16

22

26

23

Chris Sale

CWS

SP

25

22

27

23

24

25

24

Dee Gordon

MIA

2B

38

14

23

31

16

22

25

Jacob DeGrom

NYM

SP

26

43

32

38

58

34

26

Madison Bumgarner

SF

SP

21

29

30

25

19

29

27

David Price

BOS

SP

22

31

35

32

23

40

28

Buster Posey

SF

C

20

39

18

29

28

27

29

Chris Davis

BAL

1B/OF

40

21

29

18

31

44

30

Starling Marte

PIT

OF

68

28

25

26

21

24

31

Zack Greinke

ARI

SP

31

64

31

36

30

35

32

Matt Harvey

NYM

SP

30

35

42

30

47

42

33

Nelson Cruz

TEX

DH

49

42

33

42

50

30

34

Corey Kluber

CLE

SP

23

41

45

40

32

36

35

J.D. Martinez

DET

OF

41

26

37

33

39

28

36

Lorenzo Cain

KC

OF

58

48

50

37

55

50

37

Jose Fernandez

MIA

SP

34

67

34

43

38

33

38

Charlie Blackmon

COL

OF

54

30

24

27

33

23

39

Gerrit Cole

PIT

SP

37

40

44

35

42

45

40

George Springer

HOU

OF

32

37

28

21

40

31

41

Dallas Keuchel

HOU

SP

35

53

52

39

49

54

42

Adam Jones

BAL

OF

42

61

36

47

43

41

43

Yoenis Cespedes

NYM

OF

55

44

47

58

69

32

44

Todd Frazier

CWS

3B

43

25

38

59

35

55

45

Carlos Gonzalez

COL

OF

56

49

49

80

29

39

46

Justin Upton

DET

OF

67

51

40

34

36

48

47

Carlos Gomez

HOU

OF

69

32

60

45

29

51

48

Ryan Braun

MIL

OF

52

72

39

28

41

38

49

Robinson Cano

SEA

2B

77

36

43

41

44

56

50

Troy Tulowitzki

TOR

SS

24

60

41

81

37

61

51

Felix Hernandez

SEA

SP

39

78

51

64

65

43

52

Adrian Gonzalez

LAD

1B

62

38

46

67

70

47

53

Stephen Strasburg

WAS

SP

33

65

63

46

53

49

54

Matt Carpenter

STL

3B

45

34

65

74

62

59

55

Chris Archer

TB

SP

36

59

54

51

56

52

56

Kyle Schwarber

CHC

C/OF

65

57

61

49

66

46

57

Prince Fielder

TEX

DH

60

52

48

107

57

37

58

Xander Bogaerts

BOS

SS

66

62

55

56

34

77

59

Carlos Carrasco

CLE

SP

44

55

62

48

79

60

60

Miguel Sano

MIN

DH

85

33

68

62

54

53

61

Jason Heyward

CHC

OF

87

54

56

72

46

58

62

Noah Syndergaard

NYM

SP

51

68

74

54

74

57

63

Sonny Gray

OAK

SP

53

73

78

53

73

65

64

Jon Lester

CHC

SP

48

79

79

50

68

67

65

Corey Seager

LAD

SS

47

71

87

65

51

105

66

Brian Dozier

MIN

2B

57

47

59

95

76

75

67

Johnny Cueto

SF

SP

64

83

83

57

61

63

68

Eric Hosmer

KC

1B

73

75

67

66

52

69

69

Freddie Freeman

ATL

1B

63

70

53

85

67

62

70

Kyle Seager

SEA

3B

83

45

69

86

64

91

71

Adrian Beltre

TEX

3B

107

56

96

77

60

84

72

Wade Davis

KC

RP

101

58

89

55

77

74

73

Hunter Pence

SF

OF

88

81

77

52

71

76

74

Craig Kimbrel

BOS

SP

93

63

84

61

78

73

75

Jason Kipnis

CLE

2B

79

96

66

88

59

66

76

David Ortiz

BOS

DH

80

46

104

70

63

81

77

Kenley Jansen

LAD

RP

94

50

85

60

87

78

78

Matt Kemp

SD

OF

95

74

73

69

100

70

79

Francisco Lindor

CLE

SS

46

76

71

63

84

111

80

Yasiel Puig

LAD

OF

70

104

57

93

89

64

81

Cole Hamels

TEX

SP

50

118

86

83

88

68

82

Anthony Rendon

WAS

2B/3B

76

144

70

68

48

101

83

Adam Wainwright

STL

SP

76

56

91

89

85

85

84

Ian Kinsler

DET

2B

102

66

82

84

72

82

85

Aroldis Chapman

NYY

RP

100

69

76

71

99

80

86

Danny Salazar

CLE

SP

72

98

93

73

95

87

87

Shin-Soo Choo

TEX

OF

108

116

117

75

NR

109

88

Carlos Martinez

STL

SP

78

97

137

118

NR

120

89

Gregory Polanco

PIT

OF

146

90

75

99

86

86

90

Jacoby Ellsbury

NYY

OF

96

88

64

100

94

71

91

Garret Richards

LAA

SP

81

111

115

79

NR

90

92

Tyson Ross

SD

SP

102

110

108

82

NR

88

93

Rougned Odor

TEX

2B

71

94

98

76

90

98

94

Marcus Stroman

TOR

SP

89

103

124

104

91

113

95

Adam Eaton

CWS

OF

154

84

94

91

NR

83

96

Jonathon Lucroy

MIL

C

90

86

132

124

93

95

97

Trevor Rosenthal

STL

RP

137

95

100

110

NR

103

98

Albert Pujols

LAA

1B

84

80

58

177

82

72

99

Christian Yelich

MIA

OF 

163

93

90

90

NR

127

100

Brian McCann

NYY

C

94

114

119

133

NR

157

101

Jordan Zimmerman

DET

SP

106

111

101

127

102

104

102

David Robertson

NYY

RP

132

117

106

78

NR

94

103

Jeurys Familia

NYM

RP

126

113

111

94

NR

99

104

Ben Revere

WAS

OF

202

89

105

97

98

89

105

Zach Britton 

BAL

RP

127

109

131

92

NR

114

106

Mark Melancon

PIT

RP

141

106

97

102

NR

92

107

Curtis Granderson

NYM

OF

78

155

114

117

NR

110

108

Brett Gardner

NYY

OF

171

137

92

116

83

97

109

Kolten Wong

STL

2B

116

107

116

112

NR

122

110

Brandon Belt

SF

1B

196

85

112

167

NR

115

111

Evan Longoria

TB

3B

145

133

109

111

NR

108

112

Ian Desmond

FA

SS

117

151

133

96

80

150

113

Alex Gordon

KC

OF

125

192

161

124

NR

156

114

Alex Rodriguez

NYY

DH

195

185

196

138

NR

173

115

Kendrys Morales

KC

DH

161

104

135

113

NR

117

116

Yordano Ventura

KC

SP

155

211

168

134

NR

182

117

Justin Verlander

DET

SP

82

148

179

165

NR

161

118

Steven Matz

NYM

SP

135

155

166

137

NR

179

119

Billy Hamilton

CIN

OF

204

120

80

146

75

100

120

David Peralta

ARI

OF

205

82

130

129

NR

151

121

Mike Moustakas

KC

3B

111

191

140

127

NR

215

122

Billy Burns

OAK

OF

216

146

155

108

NR

158

123

Mark Trumbo

BAL

1B/OF

250

200

191

147

NR

230

124

James Shields

SD

SP

101

167

154

157

NR

136

125

Kole Calhoun

LAA

OF

217

123

99

125

NR

93