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Fantasy Baseball 2024 Rankings for Every Place and Newest Mock Draft

Fantasy Baseball 2024 Rankings for Each Position and Latest Mock Draft 0 of 7 David Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images The fantasy baseball season is upon us and managers will be looking for the most productive offensive weapons, the most dominant pitchers, and the hidden gems who will propel them past their opponents and earn

Fantasy Baseball 2024 Rankings for Every Place and Newest Mock Draft

Fantasy Baseball 2024 Rankings for Every Place and Newest Mock Draft

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    SURPRISE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 24, 2024: Bobby Witt Jr. #7 of the Kansas City Royals bats during the fourth inning of a spring training game against the Texas Rangers at Surprise Stadium on February 24, 2024 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by David Durochik/Diamond Images via Getty Images)

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    The fantasy baseball season is upon us and managers shall be in search of the best offensive weapons, essentially the most dominant pitchers, and the hidden gems who will propel them previous their opponents and earn them their league’s championship.

    With offenses extra productive within the wake of the introduction of the pitch clock, there are extra choices than ever to fill out key positions in your roster.

    Forward of what ought to be a prolific fantasy season by way of head-to-head factors, is a take a look at rankings for every place and the most recent mock draft.

    All stats by way of MLB.com.

First Mock Draft

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    PEORIA, ARIZONA - MARCH 07: Julio Rodriguez #44 of the Seattle Mariners dives back into third base safely ahead of the tag from Luis Rengifo #2 of the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning during a spring training game at Peoria Sports Complex on March 07, 2024 in Peoria, Arizona. (Photo by Aaron Doster/Getty Images)

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    1. Ronald Acuna Jr., RF, Atlanta Braves
    2. Mookie Betts, SS, Los Angeles Dodgers
    3. Julio Rodriguez, CF, Seattle Mariners
    4. Corbin Carroll, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
    5. Fernando Tatis Jr., RF, San Diego Padres
    6. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, Kansas Metropolis Royals
    7. Aaron Decide, CF, New York Yankees
    8. Shohei Ohtani, DH, Los Angeles Dodgers
    9. Matt Olson, 1B, Atlanta Braves
    10. Juan Soto, LF, New York Yankees
    11. Kyle Tucker, RF, Houston Astros
    12. Yordan Alvarez, LF, Houston Astros
    13. Spencer Strider, SP, Atlanta Braves
    14. Pete Alonso, 1B, New York Mets
    15. Bryce Harper, 1B, Philadelphia Phillies
    16. Jose Ramirez, 3B, Cleveland Guardians
    17. Gunnar Henderson, SS, Baltimore Orioles
    18. Austin Riley, 3B, Atlanta Braves
    19. Marcus Semien, 2B, Texas Rangers
    20. Adolis Garcia, OF, Texas Rangers

First Basemen

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    GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 12: Freddie Freeman #5 of the Los Angeles Dodgers bats against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of the MLB spring game at Camelback Ranch on March 12, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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    Rankings

    1. Freddie Freeman, Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Pete Alonso, New York Mets
    3. Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
    4. Matt Olson, Atlanta Braves
    5. Cody Bellinger, Chicago Cubs
    6. Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis Cardinals
    7. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Toronto Blue Jays
    8. Triston Casas, Boston Crimson Sox
    9. Nolan Jones, Colorado Rockies
    10. Christian Walker, Arizona Diamondbacks

    From Freeman to Guerrero, the primary base place is loaded with stars who may be trusted to contribute persistently and in an enormous approach.

    Olson hit 54 residence runs and simply may have gained the NL MVP award a season in the past, however one could be hard-pressed to think about him placing up those self same numbers in 2024.

    Alonso is in a contract yr and will go on a tear as he makes an attempt to point out the Mets why he’s price signing to a long-term deal or, extra importantly, any potential suitor outdoors of New York why he’s price each penny of his asking value.

    Keep watch over budding Crimson Sox star Casas, who hit 24 residence runs and drove in 65 RBIs a season in the past. He had a slash line of .247/.342/.454.

    Whereas these numbers don’t essentially bounce off the web page, the Crimson Sox will depend on younger expertise to hold them this season after making restricted offseason strikes, which implies Casas can have the chance to place up numbers.

    Ditto Jones in Colorado who had an on-base share of .389 and an OPS of .931 whereas blasting 20 homers and driving in 62 RBI.

Second Basemen

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    SURPRISE, ARIZONA - MARCH 14: Marcus Semien #2 of the Texas Rangers walks onto the field during the spring training game against the Cincinnati Reds at Surprise Stadium on March 14, 2024 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by John E. Moore III/Getty Images)

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    Rankings

    1. Marcus Semien, Texas Rangers
    2. Ozzie Albies, Atlanta Braves
    3. Matt McLain, Cincinnati Reds
    4. Jose Altuve, Houston Astros
    5. Gleyber Torres, New York Yankees
    6. Ketel Marte, Arizona Diamondbacks
    7. Ha-Seong Kim, San Diego Padres
    8. Nico Hoerner, Chicago Cubs
    9. Spencer Steer, Cincinnati Reds
    10. Bryson Stott, Philadelphia Phillies

    Semien was essentially the most constant second baseman in baseball a yr in the past, driving in 100 runs and blasting 29 homers.

    He acquired on base and his slugging share of .478 eclipsed his profession quantity. He did the whole lot effectively for the eventual World Sequence champion Texas Rangers and earned the highest spot in these rankings.

    The explosive offense of the Atlanta Braves makes Albies (.280/.336/.513 in 2023) a high quality possibility, whereas the Cincinnati Reds have each McLain and Steer who can produce on the place.

    Marte has put up a mean of .455 in spring coaching, with an on-base share of .518. These numbers might not imply a lot in a preseason setting however don’t be shocked if the reigning NL champion has a robust season as Arizona builds on the chemistry that took the crew to the World Sequence final yr.

Shortstops

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    GLENDALE, ARIZONA - MARCH 12: Mookie Betts #50 of the Los Angeles Dodgers warms up before the MLB spring game against the San Francisco Giants at Camelback Ranch on March 12, 2024 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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    Rankings

    1. Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
    2. Gunnar Henderson, Baltimore Orioles
    3. Bobby Witt Jr., Kansas Metropolis Royals
    4. Francisco Lindor, New York Mets
    5. Corey Seager, Chicago Cubs
    6. Elly De La Cruz, Cincinnati Reds
    7. Trea Turner, Philadelphia Phillies
    8. Oneil Cruz, Pittsburgh Pirates
    9. Bo Bichette, Toronto Blue Jays
    10. CJ Abrams, Washington Nationals

    Betts had among the finest years of his Corridor of Fame-worthy profession in 2023, with 39 homers, 107 RBI, and 14 stolen bases.

    With the announcement that he’ll play shortstop completely in 2024, and what he completed a season in the past, it’s practically unattainable to take anybody however the former MVP first.

    Cruz’s 2023 was lower brief by a fractured fibula however he wasted little time saying to the world that he won’t be hampered by the damage this season, with 5 residence runs on seven complete hits this spring, with an OPS of 1.331.

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    He is probably not the obvious decide for the place but when he can construct on the momentum he has established early in his comeback, he has the potential to be a top-10 decide at shortstop this fantasy season.

Third Basemen

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    FORT MYERS, FL- MARCH 04: Austin Riley #27 of the Atlanta Braves bats during a spring training game against the Minnesota Twins on March 4, 2024 at the Lee County Sports Complex in Fort Myers, Florida. (Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

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    Rankings

    1. Austin Riley, Atlanta Braves
    2. Manny Machado, San Diego Padres
    3. Jose Ramirez, Cleveland Guardians
    4. Royce Lewis, Minnesota Twins
    5. Nolan Arenado, St. Louis Cardinals
    6. Alex Bregman, Houston Astros
    7. Yandy Diaz, Tampa Bay Rays
    8. Alec Bohm, Philadelphia Phillies
    9. Josh Jung, Texas Rangers
    10. Rafael Devers, Boston Crimson Sox

    Riley amassed 432 head-to-head factors in 2023, on the heels of 97 RBI and 37 residence runs. He was one of the best at his place within the massive leagues a season in the past and is the clear No. 1 decide in 2024.

    Jung was strong for the World Sequence champion Rangers a season in the past, blasting 23 homers and batting in 70 runs. His numbers don’t bounce off the stat sheet however with one other offseason underneath this belt, and expertise within the postseason, he ought to see continued progress in one of the vital explosive offenses within the sport.

    After his worst statistical season in 4 years, Nolan Arenado will look to bounce again for a St. Louis Cardinals crew that hopes to do the identical. Even in a down yr, Arenado nonetheless managed 26 homers and 93 RBI. Assuming he doesn’t take one other step again, he’s a worthy addition to your roster.

Outfielders

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    ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 27: Reigning National League MVP Ronald Acuna, Jr. smiles during the 2024 Braves Fest on January 27, 2024 at The  Battery and Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia.   (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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    Rankings

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    1. Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves
    2. Julio Rodriguez, Seattle Mariners
    3. Corbin Carroll, Arizona Diamondbacks
    4. Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
    5. Kyle Tucker, Houston Astros
    6. Fernando Tatis Jr., San Diego Padres
    7. Aaron Decide, New York Yankees
    8. Adolis Garcia, Texas Rangers
    9. Juan Soto, New York Yankees
    10. Michael Harris Jr., Atlanta Braves

    The outfield is the place the fantasy season shall be gained or misplaced.

    It’s the most start-studded place within the sport, with Acuna being the plain No. 1 based mostly on his historic, MVP season a yr in the past, however don’t sleep on among the different names behind him.

    Rodriguez hit 32 residence runs and batted in 102 runs a yr in the past. Carroll had a rookie of the yr season wherein he helped lead the D-Backs to the World Sequence. Alvarez and Tucker have been instrumental in serving to the Astros again to the ALCS with 31 and 29 homers, respectively.

    Tatis hit 25 residence runs and added 78 RBI whereas Decide nonetheless hit 37 homers amid a foot damage that sidelined him for a portion of the season.

    Soto is essentially the most attention-grabbing participant on the checklist, particularly as the latest addition to the Yankees roster. With 35 residence runs and 109 RBI a season in the past for an underperforming Padres crew, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see what he accomplishes in New York, the place expectations shall be by the roof for the generational participant.

Pitchers and Catchers

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    SARASOTA, FL - MARCH 12: Baltimore Orioles catcher Adley Rutschman (35) looks on before an MLB spring training game against the Tampa Bay Rays on March 12, 2024 at Ed Smith Stadium in Sarasota, Florida. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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    Catcher Rankings

    1. Adley Rutschman, Baltimore Orioles
    2. Will Smith, Los Angeles Dodgers
    3. Sean Murphy, Atlanta Braves
    4. J.T. Realmuto, Philadelphia Phillies
    5. Francisco Alvarez, New York Mets
    6. Salvador Perez, Kansas Metropolis Royals
    7. Cal Raleigh, Seattle Mariners
    8. Wilson Contreras, St. Louis Cardinals
    9. Jonah Heim, Texas Rangers
    10. Yainer Diaz, Houston Astros

    Rutschman is the gem of the catcher class following a season wherein he hit 20 homers, 80 RBI, and compiled a slash line of .277/.374/.809. If he can keep away from damage, he ought to construct on that output and justify his place on the prime of the checklist.

    He’ll possible be the primary catcher to go, although, so if you’re hoping to take a younger participant on the place with out committing such a excessive decide on him, search for Alvarez and Heim later within the draft.

    The latter was the All-Star starter from the AL whereas Alvarez blasted 25 homers in his first yr behind the plate for the Mets.

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    Pitcher Rankings

    1. Corbin Burnes, Baltimore Orioles
    2. Spencer Strider, Atlanta Braves
    3. Tyler Glasnow, Los Angeles Dodgers
    4. Zack Wheeler, Philadelphia Phillies
    5. Pablo Lopez, Minnesota Twins
    6. Luis Castillo, Seattle Mariners
    7. Zac Gallen, Arizona Diamondbacks
    8. Logan Webb, San Francisco Giants
    9. Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Los Angeles Dodgers
    10. Framber Valdez, Houston Astros

    Burnes arrives in Baltimore with the loftiest of expectations. The lacking ingredient within the Orioles’ World Sequence hopes, the previous Cy Younger winner will hope to deliver his 3.39 ERA, 200 strikeouts, and 193.2 innings pitched to a corporation that was one ace away from making a reliable run on the pennant.

    Strider went 20-5 in 2023 with 281 strikeouts. He additionally allowed 80 earned runs, essentially the most of his younger profession. His ERA elevated beginning in June earlier than steadying within the 3.7-3.8 vary in September. He struggled in opposition to the Phillies within the postseason, permitting three residence runs on seven hits.

    His Okay’s are invaluable, little question, however he may get rocked once in a while. Particularly down the stretch.

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