Fantasy baseball 2016 draft kit: Rankings, projections and more

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Thursday March 24th, 2016

Fantasy baseball draft season is here, so don’t sleep on preparation. SI.com's complete fantasy baseball draft kit has everything you need to nail your draft all in one place, including player rankings, position-by-position primers with sleepers and busts, player profiles, draft and auction tips, burning questions, videos and much more. If you have any questions, ask away on Twitter. Happy drafting!

PRINTABLE VERSION OF SI.COM'S TOP 250 PLAYER RANKINGS

 

 
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Drafting a top first baseman should be the top priority for owners, since it’s absolutely crucial to fantasy success.

 
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Second base isn’t the deepest position in fantasy, but there’s value to be found throughout the rankings.

 
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New young talent atop the shortstop rankings makes it one of the most intriguing spots in the game.

 
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Once considered a shallow position, third basemen are now among the top players taken in fantasy baseball drafts.

<div class="thumb sm">[image:12671701]</div> <div class="title-wrap"> <div class="title cap"><a href="http://www.si.com/fantasy/2016/03/08/fantasy-baseball-2016-preview-outfield-rankings" target="_blank">Outfield</a></div> </div> <div class="subtitle off"> </div> <div class="blurb">Outfield is a gold mine for fantasy baseball owners, filled with players who have power and speed, hit for average and get on base.</div>
 
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Owners shouldn’t give in to reaching for a fantasy catcher due to positional scarcity—it’s best to just be patient.

 
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There’s no need to miss out on the hitting power found in the early rounds of fantasy drafts in order to draft a pitching ace to anchor your staff.

 
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When drafting closers—one of the most volatile positions in fantasy—owners should keep price, strikeouts and reliability in mind. 

 

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