Fantasy baseball: Top 300 rankings for head-to-head points leagues

Despite being limited to 149 innings due to injury in 2016, Clayton Kershaw was one of the most valuable pitchers in fantasy. Where does he rank for 2017? Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

With baseball season getting closer by the minute, we present our fantasy baseball draft rankings for the three most popular formats in ESPN leagues: rotisserie, head-to-head by category and head-to-head by points.

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Last update: April 2

Top 300

Note: "Elig. Pos." is the player's eligible position(s) entering 2017. Position eligibility is determined based upon a minimum of 20 games, otherwise the position the player appeared at most, in 2016. "Pos. Rank" is the player's ranking at the position he played most in 2016. "2016 PR" is the player's final, overall finish on our Player Rater. An asterisk (*) next to a player's team indicates that he and/or his team possesses a 2017 option on his contract; if declined, the player would become a free agent ("FA").

Positional rankings

Note: Players are listed by position, and their overall rank is included if in the top 300. Players outside the top 300 are denoted by NR.


First base

Second base

Third base



Designated hitters

Note: Players listed below qualify only at designated hitter entering the 2017 season

Starting pitchers

Relief pitchers