Player rankings: Get ready for fantasy drafts

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The new collective bargaining agreement is in place, Opening Day is set and fantasy draft season is upon us!

It’s going to be a wild ride leading up to the start of the regular season on April 7, with Spring Training and the Hot Stove coelescing over the next few weeks, but MLB.com is here to help get you prepared.

We’ve gone and ranked the top 800 fantasy players for the upcoming season (Steamer projections included for the top 100), so whether you play in a casual league or a more challenging setting, we’ve got you covered. Rankings last updated March 11.

1) Fernando Tatis Jr. | SD | SS1 (OF)
A 50/30 season? If superstar stays healthy, it’s a possibility.
Steamer: 46 HR, 113 RBI, 115 R, 26 SB, .941 OPS

2) Trea Turner | LAD | SS2 (2B)
Speedy infielder perennially returns first-round value.
Steamer: 25 HR, 88 RBI, 103 R, 27 SB, .829 OPS

3) Juan Soto | WSH | OF1
23-year-old stud setting HOF pace early in career.
Steamer: 36 HR, 109 RBI, 111 R, 11 SB, 1.040 OPS

4) Vladimir Guerrero Jr. | TOR | 1B1
Former top prospect has tools to replicate mega-breakout.
Steamer: 46 HR, 123 RBI, 110 R, 3 SB, 1.004 OPS

5) José Ramírez | CLE | 3B1
Veteran switch-hitter is a perennial 30/30 threat.
Steamer: 34 HR, 101 RBI, 97 R, 23 SB, .881 OPS

6) Bo Bichette | TOR | SS3
Youngster provides all-around production.
Steamer: 30 HR, 97 RBI, 99 R, 17 SB, .845 OPS

7) Gerrit Cole | NYY | SP1
Durable ace could provide 15+ wins, 250+ K’s with strong ratios.
Steamer: 199 IP, 14 W, 3.29 ERA, 263 K, 1.05 WHIP

8) Corbin Burnes | MIL | SP2
NL Cy winner has skills to sustain elite 2020-21 performance.
Steamer: 174 IP, 12 W, 3.25 ERA, 221 K, 1.10 WHIP

9) Ronald Acuña Jr. | ATL | OF2
Dynamic OF slated for late April/early May return from torn ACL.
Steamer: 38 HR, 87 RBI, 108 R, 28 SB, .959 OPS

10) Bryce Harper | PHI | OF3
Reigning NL MVP is a safe first-round pick.
Steamer: 36 HR, 103 RBI, 100 R, 12 SB, .930 OPS

11) Shohei Ohtani | LAA | DH1
Two-way superstar could return first-round value on offense.
Steamer: 39 HR, 99 RBI, 106 R, 24 SB, .896 OPS

Note: Ohtani ranked separately as a pitcher

12) Mookie Betts | LAD | OF4 (2B)
Former MVP worth consideration late in first round.
Steamer: 30 HR, 85 RBI, 112 R, 17 SB, .863 OPS

13) Mike Trout | LAA | OF5
3-time MVP’s fantasy stock has dropped some due to injury concerns.
Steamer: 37 HR, 103 RBI, 102 R, 7 SB, .953 OPS

14) Walker Buehler | LAD | SP3
Established ace should be one of the first pitchers off the board.
Steamer: 198 IP, 13 W, 4.11 ERA, 203 K, 1.24 WHIP

15) Freddie Freeman | FA | 1B2
Consistent slugger among safest picks in the first two rounds.
Steamer: 29 HR, 94 RBI, 100 R, 6 SB, .901 OPS

16) Kyle Tucker | HOU | OF6
Emerging star has room to grow after strong finish in 2021.
Steamer: 31 HR, 93 RBI, 85 R, 14 SB, .873 OPS

17) Max Scherzer | NYM | SP4
Entering age-37 season, righty still an elite fantasy SP.
Steamer: 189 IP, 13 W, 3.41 ERA, 241 K, 1.06 WHIP

18) Rafael Devers | BOS | 3B2
Durable slugger should rank among positional leaders in HR, RBIs, R.
Steamer: 36 HR, 105 RBI, 95 R, 6 SB, .881 OPS

19) Luis Robert | CWS | OF7
Skilled youngster could put it all together in 2022.
Steamer: 30 HR, 91 RBI, 89 R, 14 SB, .843 OPS

20) Brandon Woodruff | MIL | SP5
Righty now cemented as high-end fantasy SP.
Steamer: 187 IP, 12 W, 3.71 ERA, 209 K, 1.18 WHIP

21) Jacob deGrom | NYM | SP6
If healthy, two-time Cy winner could be fantasy’s top arm.
Steamer: 152 IP, 12 W, 2.55 ERA, 220 K, 0.93 WHIP

22) Ozzie Albies | ATL | 2B1
Provides all-around production at shallow position.
Steamer: 28 HR, 91 RBI, 96 R, 18 SB, .809 OPS

23) Manny Machado | SD | 3B3
Durable veteran makes for safe pick in early rounds.
Steamer: 32 HR, 102 RBI, 91 R, 10 SB, .849 OPS

24) Zack Wheeler | PHI | SP7
Veteran has turned into reliable ace with Phillies.
Steamer: 203 IP, 13 W, 3.64 ERA, 208 K, 1.17 WHIP

25) Yordan Alvarez | HOU | OF8
Averaging 42 HR, 129 RBIs per 162 games in career.
Steamer: 37 HR, 110 RBI, 93 R, 1 SB, .903 OPS

26) Shane Bieber | CLE | SP8
Strikeout artist looking to rebound from shoulder injury.
Steamer: 193 IP, 12 W, 3.36 ERA, 233 K, 1.13 WHIP

27) Aaron Judge | NYY | OF9
When healthy, veteran ranks among MLB’s top sluggers.
Steamer: 40 HR, 107 RBI, 103 R, 5 SB, .905 OPS

28) Starling Marte | NYM | OF10
Lifetime .289 hitter should rank among MLB stolen-base leaders.
Steamer: 18 HR, 70 RBI, 83 R, 30 SB, .759 OPS

29) Marcus Semien | TEX | 2B2 (SS)
Infielder will try to prove 2021 power surge was no fluke.
Steamer: 30 HR, 84 RBI, 95 R, 11 SB, .802 OPS

30) Teoscar Hernández | TOR | OF11
29-year-old cemented as early-round pick.
Steamer: 34 HR, 101 RBI, 86 R, 10 SB, .807 OPS

31) Tim Anderson | CWS | SS4
Hitting .322 since 2019; has 20/20 upside.
Steamer: 23 HR, 75 RBI, 95 R, 19 SB, .767 OPS

32) Matt Olson | OAK | 1B3
After long-awaited breakout, slugger should be drafted in first 3 rounds.
Steamer: 39 HR, 104 RBI, 93 R, 3 SB, .882 OPS

33) Cedric Mullins | BAL | OF12
Coming off 30/30 season, outfielder merits early-round pick.
Steamer: 24 HR, 73 RBI, 92 R, 26 SB, .770 OPS

34) Xander Bogaerts | BOS | SS5
Consistent shortstop has hit .299/.371/.523 since 2018.
Steamer: 24 HR, 92 RBI, 86 R, 6 SB, .827 OPS

35) Trevor Story | FA | SS6
Power-speed option worth early-round selection.
Steamer: 27 HR, 88 RBI, 85 R, 20 SB, .772 OPS

36) Lucas Giolito | CWS | SP9
Righty ranks fifth in MLB in strikeouts since 2019.
Steamer: 184 IP, 12 W, 4.01 ERA, 208 K, 1.21 WHIP

37) Salvador Perez | KC | C1
After historic season, veteran is unquestioned No. 1 fantasy catcher.
Steamer: 37 HR, 102 RBI, 81 R, 1 SB, .807 OPS

38) Julio Urías | LAD | SP10
At long last, talented lefty established as consistent rotation option.
Steamer: 187 IP, 12 W, 4.19 ERA, 186 K, 1.24 WHIP

39) Austin Riley | ATL | 3B4 (1B)
24-year-old slugger in early-round conversation after 2021 breakout.
Steamer: 33 HR, 100 RBI, 87 R, 1 SB, .839 OPS

40) Whit Merrifield | KC | 2B3 (OF)
Durable speedster hasn’t missed a game since 2018.
Steamer: 14 HR, 62 RBI, 90 R, 29 SB, .736 OPS

41) Francisco Lindor | NYM | SS7
Shortstop’s solid finish last season inspires hope for 2022.
Steamer: 30 HR, 93 RBI, 89 R, 13 SB, .793 OPS

42) Paul Goldschmidt | STL | 1B4
Longtime fantasy stud still going strong at age 34.
Steamer: 30 HR, 91 RBI, 98 R, 7 SB, .845 OPS

43) Aaron Nola | PHI | SP11
Likely to improve significantly upon 2021 ERA (4.63).
Steamer: 192 IP, 12 W, 3.90 ERA, 213 K, 1.19 WHIP

44) Wander Franco | TB | SS8 (3B)
Phenom offers considerable upside in Year 2.
Steamer: 19 HR, 84 RBI, 85 R, 10 SB, .818 OPS

45) Sandy Alcantara | MIA | SP12
Righty continues to make incremental improvements.
Steamer: 200 IP, 12 W, 3.86 ERA, 191 K, 1.25 WHIP

46) Tyler O’Neill | STL | OF13
Toolsy outfielder worth sizable expenditure after breakout season.
Steamer: 37 HR, 100 RBI, 85 R, 13 SB, .812 OPS

47) Pete Alonso | NYM | 1B5
First baseman a threat to belt 40+ home runs.
Steamer: 42 HR, 112 RBI, 95 R, 2 SB, .884 OPS

48) Robbie Ray | SEA | SP13
AL Cy Young Award winner a high-risk, high-reward pick in early rounds.
Steamer: 191 IP, 12 W, 3.68 ERA, 251 K, 1.17 WHIP

49) George Springer | TOR | OF14
Since 2019: 146 OPS+, more than 130 games missed.
Steamer: 36 HR, 92 RBI, 105 R, 8 SB, .846 OPS

50) Nick Castellanos | FA | OF15
Veteran slugger locked in as top-20 outfielder.
Steamer: 29 HR, 94 RBI, 89 R, 3 SB, .815 OPS

51) Lance Lynn | CWS | SP14
Veteran workhorse has become perennial Cy Young candidate.
Steamer: 187 IP, 12 W, 4.00 ERA, 201 K, 1.22 WHIP

52) Eloy Jiménez | CWS | OF16
25-year-old has elite power potential.
Steamer: 33 HR, 98 RBI, 82 R, 1 SB, .815 OPS

53) Nolan Arenado | STL | 3B5
Third baseman a consistent source of homers, RBIs.
Steamer: 31 HR, 99 RBI, 84 R, 2 SB, .809 OPS

54) Jose Altuve | HOU | 2B4
Veteran remains top five fantasy option at 2B.
Steamer: 26 HR, 79 RBI, 101 R, 8 SB, .824 OPS

55) Randy Arozarena | TB | OF17
AL ROY has another 20/20 season in his sights.
Steamer: 25 HR, 80 RBI, 88 R, 19 SB, .790 OPS

56) Byron Buxton | MIN | OF18
Blends MVP-level talent with major durability questions.
Steamer: 30 HR, 85 RBI, 82 R, 15 SB, .830 OPS

57) Josh Hader | MIL | RP1
Dominant lefty the No. 1 option at volatile position.
Steamer: 26 SV, 67 IP, 2.95 ERA, 107 K, 1.05 WHIP

58) Alex Bregman | HOU | 3B6
Has shown elite ability, but recent injury issues can’t be ignored.
Steamer: 27 HR, 92 RBI, 91 R, 2 SB, .866 OPS

59) Chris Sale | BOS | SP15
After promising return from TJ surgery, lefty eyeing healthy season.
Steamer: 157 IP, 11 W, 3.58 ERA, 193 K, 1.14 WHIP

60) Freddy Peralta | MIL | SP16
Coming off breakout year, righty could cement himself as fantasy ace.
Steamer: 163 IP, 10 W, 4.12 ERA, 199 K, 1.26 WHIP

61) Liam Hendriks | CWS | RP2
Veteran is an elite fantasy closing option.
Steamer: 29 SV, 68 IP, 2.86 ERA, 99 K, 0.96 WHIP

62) J.D. Martinez | BOS | OF19
Middle-of-the-order slugger remains dependable power source.
Steamer: 31 HR, 98 RBI, 88 R, 1 SB, .836 OPS

63) Kevin Gausman | TOR | SP17
Righty worth grabbing among top 20 fantasy starters.
Steamer: 188 IP, 13 W, 3.94 ERA, 204 K, 1.19 WHIP

64) Corey Seager | TEX | SS9
Veteran hits for average and power, but expect some missed time.
Steamer: 25 HR, 83 RBI, 86 R, 3 SB, .873 OPS

65) José Abreu | CWS | 1B6
Slugger always a safe bet for 25+ HR, 100+ RBIs.
Steamer: 31 HR, 98 RBI, 86 R, 1 SB, .808 OPS

66) Giancarlo Stanton | NYY | OF20
When he’s hot, streaky slugger can carry fantasy lineups.
Steamer: 39 HR, 102 RBI, 90 R, 1 SB, .892 OPS

67) Jack Flaherty | STL | SP18
Righty is a boom-or-bust No. 2 fantasy starter.
Steamer: 177 IP, 11 W, 4.00 ERA, 185 K, 1.24 WHIP

68) José Berríos | TOR | SP19
Durable righty is a high-floor fantasy option.
Steamer: 196 IP, 13 W, 3.96 ERA, 201 K, 1.22 WHIP

69) Adalberto Mondesi | KC | 3B7 (SS)
Despite injury woes, speedster remains tantalizing fantasy pick.
Steamer: 19 HR, 68 RBI, 67 R, 42 SB, .714 OPS

70) Luis Castillo | CIN | SP20
High walk rate aside, righty a solid No. 2 fantasy starter.
Steamer: 192 IP, 12 W, 4.13 ERA, 198 K, 1.33 WHIP

71) Brandon Lowe | TB | 2B5 (OF)
Leads all second basemen in HR, RBIs since beginning of 2020.
Steamer: 32 HR, 86 RBI, 87 R, 6 SB, .812 OPS

72) Max Fried | ATL | SP21
158 ERA+ since start of 2020 ranks 3rd in MLB (min. 200 IP).
Steamer: 185 IP, 12 W, 3.87 ERA, 174 K, 1.29 WHIP

73) Carlos Correa | FA | SS10
27-year-old a low-end fantasy starter at deep position.
Steamer: 28 HR, 88 RBI, 84 R, 1 SB, .860 OPS

74) Javier Báez | DET | SS11 (2B)
Free-swinger a solid starter at both middle-infield spots.
Steamer: 26 HR, 83 RBI, 71 R, 13 SB, .737 OPS

75) Joe Musgrove | SD | SP22
Righty could replicate 2021 performance (3.18 ERA, 203 K’s).
Steamer: 182 IP, 12 W, 3.93 ERA, 187 K, 1.22 WHIP

76) Logan Webb | SF | SP23
Sinkerballer has found the recipe for success.
Steamer: 189 IP, 12 W, 3.66 ERA, 179 K, 1.27 WHIP

77) Charlie Morton | ATL | SP24
Age-38 righty remains high-end fantasy starter.
Steamer: 169 IP, 11 W, 3.70 ERA, 186 K, 1.21 WHIP

78) Ketel Marte | ARI | OF21 (2B)
Could win a batting title, but power comes and goes.
Steamer: 23 HR, 83 RBI, 94 R, 5 SB, .835 OPS

79) J.T. Realmuto | PHI | C2 (1B)
Could produce rarely seen 20/10 catching season.
Steamer: 23 HR, 82 RBI, 75 R, 10 SB, .764 OPS

80) Frankie Montas | OAK | SP25
Ranks among top 25 SP after strong finish in 2021.
Steamer: 179 IP, 11 W, 3.71 ERA, 189 K, 1.20 WHIP

81) Christian Yelich | MIL | OF22
Former MVP trying to reverse steep decline.
Steamer: 26 HR, 87 RBI, 89 R, 13 SB, .827 OPS

82) Raisel Iglesias | LAA | RP3
32-year-old righty easily a top five fantasy closer.
Steamer: 31 SV, 70 IP, 3.27 ERA, 90 K, 1.08 WHIP

83) Bryan Reynolds | PIT | OF23
Throw out 2020 struggles; switch-hitter can rake.
Steamer: 22 HR, 87 RBI, 84 R, 5 SB, .834 OPS

84) Will Smith | LAD | C3
All he’s done is hit since 2019 debut; entering age-27 season.
Steamer: 26 HR, 75 RBI, 69 R, 2 SB, .827 OPS

85) Jorge Polanco | MIN | 2B6 (SS)
Time will tell if 2021 power surge is sustainable.
Steamer: 24 HR, 83 RBI, 85 R, 11 SB, .782 OPS

86) Jonathan India | CIN | 2B7
NL Rookie of the Year can start in all leagues in 2022.
Steamer: 23 HR, 71 RBI, 96 R, 12 SB, .791 OPS

87) Yu Darvish | SD | SP26
High-variance starter can be fantasy ace when he’s locked in.
Steamer: 169 IP, 11 W, 4.09 ERA, 187 K, 1.19 WHIP

88) Carlos Rodón | SF | SP27
Oft-injured southpaw is boom-or-bust pick.
Steamer: 154 IP, 10 W, 3.63 ERA, 189 K, 1.15 WHIP

89) Aroldis Chapman | NYY | RP4
Veteran remains top five fantasy reliever despite inconsistency.
Steamer: 32 SV, 64 IP, 2.92 ERA, 97 K, 1.16 WHIP

90) Jesse Winker | CIN | OF24
Potential .300/.400/.500 hitter has never reached 120 games in a season.
Steamer: 27 HR, 80 RBI, 90 R, 2 SB, .872 OPS

91) Shohei Ohtani | LAA | SP28
Volume ceiling capped, but two-way stud could still be top 30 SP.
Steamer: 165 IP, 11 W, 3.70 ERA, 192 K, 1.21 WHIP

92) Jazz Chisholm Jr. | MIA | 2B8 (SS)
162-game pace in 2021: 24 HR, 30 SB, 91 R.
Steamer: 22 HR, 66 RBI, 73 R, 22 SB, .732 OPS

93) Kris Bryant | FA | OF25 (1B, 3B)
Solid bat with MVP-level pedigree can be plugged in at multiple positions.
Steamer: 23 HR, 74 RBI, 80 R, 7 SB, .787 OPS

94) Alek Manoah | TOR | SP29
Has stuff to build on impressive rookie year.
Steamer: 147 IP, 10 W, 4.12 ERA, 163 K, 1.25 WHIP

95) Cody Bellinger | LAD | OF26
2019 NL MVP could get back on track in 2022.
Steamer: 27 HR, 79 RBI, 72 R, 8 SB, .803 OPS

96) Dylan Cease | CWS | SP30
Hard-throwing righty could have more improvements in store.
Steamer: 170 IP, 11 W, 4.04 ERA, 204 K, 1.25 WHIP

97) Mitch Haniger | SEA | OF27
Was one of eight hitters with 30 HR, 100 RBIs, 100 R in 2021.
Steamer: 30 HR, 82 RBI, 86 R, 2 SB, .775 OPS

98) Trevor Rogers | MIA | SP31
Lefty a borderline top 30 fantasy SP after strong rookie season.
Steamer: 154 IP, 10 W, 3.69 ERA, 168 K, 1.23 WHIP

99) Jared Walsh | LAA | 1B7 (OF)
28-year-old cemented as starting-caliber 1B/OF bat.
Steamer: 33 HR, 98 RBI, 86 R, 3 SB, .824 OPS

100) Anthony Rendon | LAA | 3B8
Rebound candidate posted 145 OPS+ from 2017-20.
Steamer: 21 HR, 79 RBI, 76 R, 2 SB, .834 OPS

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