2015 Rankings (B-Chad)

The following are my overall preseason MLB Rankings. The top 250 player rankings are based on expected final season rank after factoring in statistics and position scarcity. They are a great tool to reference when drafting, but maximum value is extracted from them when drafters factor in their roster construction when consulting the rankings.

You can find my individual Position Rankings here: Starting Pitchers, Relief Pitchers, Outfield, First Base, Second Base, Shortstop, Third Base, Catchers.


Rank

First Name

Last Name

Team

Position

1 Mike Trout LAA OF
2 Andrew McCutchen Pit OF
3 Giancarlo Stanton Mia OF
4 Jose Abreu CWS 1B
5 Miguel Cabrera Det 1B
6 Clayton Kershaw LAD P
7 Carlos Gomez Mil OF
8 Paul Goldschmidt Ari 1B
9 Edwin Encarnacion Tor 1B
10 Jose Bautista Tor OF
11 Felix Hernandez Sea P
12 Anthony Rendon Was 2B
13 Troy Tulowitzki Col SS
14 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF
15 Anthony Rizzo ChC 1B
16 Chris Sale CWS P
17 Jose Altuve Hou 2B
18 Robinson Cano Sea 2B
19 Yasiel Puig LAD OF
20 Adrian Beltre Tex 3B
21 Josh Donaldson Tor 3B
22 Max Scherzer Was P
23 Madison Bumgarner SF P
24 Corey Kluber Cle P
25 Michael Brantley Cle OF
26 Adam Jones Bal OF
27 Hanley Ramirez Bos SS
28 Ian Desmond Was SS
29 David Price Det P
30 Justin Upton SD OF
31 Matt Kemp SD OF
32 Freddie Freeman Atl 1B
33 Stephen Strasburg Was P
34 Carlos Gonzalez Col OF
35 Nelson Cruz Sea OF
36 Zack Greinke LAD P
37 Bryce Harper Was OF
38 Carlos Carrasco Cle P
39 Jake Arrieta ChC P
40 Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B
41 Victor Martinez Det 1B
42 David Ortiz Bos DH
43 Corey Dickerson Col OF
44 Matt Harvey NYM P
45 Buster Posey SF C
46 Jose Reyes Tor SS
47 Matt Holliday StL OF
48 Ryan Braun Mil OF
49 Charlie Blackmon Col OF
50 Cole Hamels Phi P
51 Christian Yelich Mia OF
52 Mookie Betts Bos OF
53 Evan Longoria TB 3B
54 Aroldis Chapman Cin P
55 Craig Kimbrel Atl P
56 Greg Holland KC P
57 Johnny Cueto Cin P
58 Todd Frazier Cin 3B
59 Albert Pujols LAA 1B
60 Kyle Seager Sea 3B
61 George Springer Hou OF
62 David Wright NYM 3B
63 Yoenis Cespedes Det OF
64 Ian Kinsler Det 2B
65 Nolan Arenado Col 3B
66 Billy Hamilton Cin OF
67 Devin Mesoraco Cin C
68 Shin-Soo Choo Tex OF
69 Starling Marte Pit OF
70 Gerrit Cole Pit P
71 Jayson Werth Was OF
72 Jonathan Lucroy Mil C
73 Prince Fielder Tex 1B
74 Jordan Zimmermann Was P
75 Alexander Cobb TB P
76 Brian Dozier Min 2B
77 Jason Heyward StL OF
78 Julio Teheran Atl P
79 Jason Kipnis Cle 2B
80 Kole Calhoun LAA OF
81 Adam Wainwright StL P
82 Jon Lester ChC P
83 Alex Gordon KC OF
84 Garrett Richards LAA P
85 Masahiro Tanaka NYY P
86 Justin Morneau Col 1B
87 Lucas Duda NYM 1B
88 Jay Bruce Cin OF
89 Hisashi Iwakuma Sea P
90 Carlos Santana Cle 1B
91 Pablo Sandoval Bos 3B
92 Brandon Moss Cle 1B
93 David Robertson CWS P
94 Jeff Samardzija CWS P
95 Joey Votto Cin 1B
96 James Shields SD P
97 Gio Gonzalez Was P
98 Neil Walker Pit 2B
99 Mark Melancon Pit P
100 Yan Gomes Cle C
101 Starlin Castro ChC SS
102 Ryan Zimmerman Was 3B
103 Cody Allen Cle P
104 Trevor Rosenthal StL P
105 Chris Carter Hou DH
106 Chris Davis Bal 1B
107 Tyson Ross SD P
108 Koji Uehara Bos P
109 Jacob DeGrom NYM P
110 Melky Cabrera CWS OF
111 Dustin Pedroia Bos 2B
112 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD P
113 Jorge Soler ChC OF
114 Dellin Betances NYY P
115 J.D. Martinez Det OF
116 Evan Gattis Hou C
117 Alex Wood Atl P
118 Kolten Wong StL 2B
119 Salvador Perez KC C
120 Kris Bryant ChC 3B
121 Homer Bailey Cin P
122 Matt Shoemaker LAA P
123 Carlos Beltran NYY OF
124 Marcell Ozuna Mia OF
125 Joaquin Benoit SD P
126 Matt Carpenter StL 3B
127 Gregory Polanco Pit OF
128 Daniel Murphy NYM 2B
129 Coco Crisp Oak OF
130 Hunter Pence SF OF
131 Collin McHugh Hou P
132 Glen Perkins Min P
133 Daniel Santana Min SS
134 Howie Kendrick LAD 2B
135 Dallas Keuchel Hou P
136 Brett Gardner NYY OF
137 Brandon Belt SF 1B
138 A.J. Pollock Ari OF
139 Dee Gordon Mia 2B
140 Steven Souza TB OF
141 Chase Utley Phi 2B
142 Steve Cishek Mia P
143 Alexei Ramirez CWS SS
144 Mark Trumbo Ari OF
145 Yasmany Tomas Ari OF
146 Matt Adams StL 1B
147 Michael Wacha StL P
148 Danny Salazar Cle P
149 Scott Kazmir Oak P
150 Huston Street LAA P
151 Eric Hosmer KC 1B
152 Aaron Hill Ari 2B
153 Adam LaRoche CWS 1B
154 Sonny Gray Oak P
155 Jhonny Peralta StL SS
156 Matt Wieters Bal C
157 Lance Lynn StL P
158 Fernando Rodney Sea P
159 Jonathan Papelbon Phi P
160 Derek Holland Tex P
161 Drew Storen Was P
162 Yordano Ventura KC P
163 Chris Archer TB P
164 Leonys Martin Tex OF
165 Jose Fernandez Mia P
166 Wil Myers SD OF
167 Michael Cuddyer NYM OF
168 Lorenzo Cain KC OF
169 Phil Hughes Min P
170 Drew Smyly TB P
171 Ian Kennedy SD P
172 Anibal Sanchez Det P
173 Ben Revere Phi OF
174 Francisco Rodriguez Mil P
175 Jesse Hahn Oak P
176 Alex Rios KC OF
177 Steve Pearce Bal OF
178 Ben Zobrist Oak 2B
179 Travis d'Arnaud NYM C
180 Carlos Martinez StL P
181 A.J. Burnett Pit P
182 Michael Pineda NYY P
183 Andrew Cashner SD P
184 Hector Rondon ChC P
185 Marlon Byrd Cin OF
186 Zach Britton Bal P
187 Adam Eaton CWS OF
188 Jimmy Rollins LAD SS
189 Manny Machado Bal 3B
190 Xander Bogaerts Bos SS
191 Erick Aybar LAA SS
192 Chase Headley NYY 3B
193 Ervin Santana Min P
194 Wilson Ramos Was C
195 Austin Jackson Sea OF
196 Curtis Granderson NYM OF
197 Elvis Andrus Tex SS
198 John Lackey StL P
199 Carl Crawford LAD OF
200 R.A. Dickey Tor P
201 Torii Hunter Min OF
202 Matt Garza Mil P
203 Jason Hammel ChC P
204 Alcides Escobar KC SS
205 Kevin Gausman Bal P
206 Aramis Ramirez Mil 3B
207 Matt Cain SF P
208 Francisco Liriano Pit P
209 Rusney Castillo Bos OF
210 Scooter Gennett Mil 2B
211 Mike Napoli Bos 1B
212 Yadier Molina StL C
213 Adam Lind Mil 1B
214 Josh Harrison Pit 3B
215 Desmond Jennings TB OF
216 Travis Snider Bal OF
217 Kennys Vargas Min 1B
218 Jung-Ho Kang Pit SS
219 Jose Quintana CWS P
220 Neftali Feliz Tex P
221 Addison Reed Ari P
222 Dexter Fowler ChC OF
223 Doug Fister Was P
224 Oswaldo Arcia Min OF
225 Justin Verlander Det P
226 Wily Peralta Mil P
227 Billy Butler Oak 1B
228 Joe Mauer Min 1B
229 Russell Martin Tor C
230 Kenley Jansen LAD P
231 Avisail Garcia CWS OF
232 Khris Davis Mil OF
233 Sean Doolittle Oak P
234 James Paxton Sea P
235 Asdrubal Cabrera TB SS
236 Brian McCann NYY C
237 Nick Markakis Atl OF
238 John Jaso TB C
239 Jake McGee TB P
240 Colby Rasmus Hou OF
241 Chris Owings Ari SS
242 Nick Castellanos Det 3B
243 Miguel Montero ChC C
244 Javier Baez ChC SS
245 Trevor Bauer Cle P
246 Luke Gregerson Hou P
247 Mark Teixeira NYY 1B
248 Taijuan Walker Sea P
249 Joc Pederson LAD OF
250 Brett Cecil Tor RP