The 2016 fantasy baseball season is nearly here, and there’s no better way to prepare for your draft with SI.com’s top 250 rankings.
The time has finally arrived. Before we know it, real, meaningful baseball games will be taking place across the country. Fantasy baseball draft season, of course, is even closer. There’s no better way to start preparing for your draft or auction than with the SI.com overall and positional rankings.
Our rankings look a little different this season. Below, we have the top 250, which is sortable by position. But if you want justification behind our rankings and a bit more information on the players, including stat projections (via Fantasypros) for the upcoming season, we have a separate piece which delves into the top 100 players. Also, we have a printable version of the top 250 rankings right here.
And don’t forget to peruse our position-by-position previews, which include breakouts, sleepers, busts and more analysis at each position.
Mike Trout and Bryce Harper are, of course, at the very top of the rankings. They figure to live there for the next, oh, 10 years or so. Paul Goldschmidt, Anthony Rizzo and Nolan Arenado round out the top five. You’ll find the first pitcher, Clayton Kershaw, at No. 7 overall. Who fills out the top 20? How high did Carlos Correa, Kris Bryant and Miguel Sano climb after standout rookie seasons? And where do 2015 breakout players like A.J. Pollock and Carlos Carrasco reside? Find out in the SI.com top 250.