RotoWire Roundtable: Rankings for 60-game Season

RotoWire Roundtable: Rankings for 60-game Season

This article is part of our RotoWire Roundtable series.

For now, we have baseball.

Major League Baseball is going forward with a 60-game season. It has lifted its transactions freeze, players will soon begin reporting to camp and (fingers crossed) spring training 2.0 will be in full swing before we know it.

Signups for the NFBC's new "Sprint" contests for the 60-game season are open, and after months of talking about how we'd theoretically handle a shorter season, it's now time to put those plans into practice.

Here is our first collective stab at ranks for the 60-game season. Look for an accompanying Q&A with the rankers coming to the site Sunday (6/28).

If you are unfamiliar with our Roundtable series...

Jeff Erickson's projections drive our custom rankings. I have a separate set of rotisserie rankings on our site, to offer another opinion on the player pool.

But there are always going to be biases in our analysis. To help weed those out and provide the best fantasy baseball rankings we can offer, we add the Top 350s of Todd Zola and Erik Halterman to the mix to compile this Top 300 composite ranking.

For these, we assume 5x5 rotisserie scoring with 23 active players (14 hitters, including two catchers, and nine pitchers).

You can sort the list below by individual ranker, and you can also sort by average ranking (AVG) or median ranking (Med). The default rank (Rk) is by AVG.

Intro written by Clay Link

RkAVGMedPlayerTeamPosJECLTZEH

For now, we have baseball.

Major League Baseball is going forward with a 60-game season. It has lifted its transactions freeze, players will soon begin reporting to camp and (fingers crossed) spring training 2.0 will be in full swing before we know it.

Signups for the NFBC's new "Sprint" contests for the 60-game season are open, and after months of talking about how we'd theoretically handle a shorter season, it's now time to put those plans into practice.

Here is our first collective stab at ranks for the 60-game season. Look for an accompanying Q&A with the rankers coming to the site Sunday (6/28).

If you are unfamiliar with our Roundtable series...

Jeff Erickson's projections drive our custom rankings. I have a separate set of rotisserie rankings on our site, to offer another opinion on the player pool.

But there are always going to be biases in our analysis. To help weed those out and provide the best fantasy baseball rankings we can offer, we add the Top 350s of Todd Zola and Erik Halterman to the mix to compile this Top 300 composite ranking.

For these, we assume 5x5 rotisserie scoring with 23 active players (14 hitters, including two catchers, and nine pitchers).

You can sort the list below by individual ranker, and you can also sort by average ranking (AVG) or median ranking (Med). The default rank (Rk) is by AVG.

Intro written by Clay Link

RkAVGMedPlayerTeamPosJECLTZEH
11.51Ronald AcunaBravesOF1113
21.82Christian YelichBrewersOF2221
34.34.5Mike TroutAngelsOF5462
44.84.5Mookie BettsDodgersOF4357
55.55.5Cody BellingerDodgers1B/OF3685
66.36.5Gerrit ColeYankeesSP9934
77.37.5Jacob deGromMetsSP61049
87.56.5Francisco LindorIndiansSS75126
99.39Juan SotoNationalsOF108118
109.59Trea TurnerNationalsSS117713
1111.511.5Trevor StoryRockiesSS8111512
1212.311.5Nolan ArenadoRockies3B1217911
1316.316.5Max ScherzerNationalsSP16221710
1417.315.5Alex BregmanAstros3B/SS14162415
1517.518.5Bryce HarperPhilliesOF18141919
1617.817Jose RamirezIndians3B13122521
1718.019Freddie FreemanBraves1B20181420
1818.517J.D. MartinezRed SoxOF19151327
1919.816.5Justin VerlanderAstrosSP17321614
2021.019.5Anthony RendonAngels3B21291816
2122.819Walker BuehlerDodgersSP15213817
2222.823Rafael DeversRed Sox3B27192718
2325.022Mike ClevingerIndiansSP22342222
2426.824.5Shane BieberIndiansSP25243523
2527.524Fernando TatisPadresSS23134925
2628.026.5Starling MarteDiamondbacksOF26271049
2729.330Xander BogaertsRed SoxSS30253032
2829.828.5Austin MeadowsRaysOF31202642
2930.029Javier BaezCubsSS28263630
3030.324Jack FlahertyCardinalsSP24235024
3131.534Jose AltuveAstros2B33372135
3236.335.5Ozzie AlbiesBraves2B32433931
3336.531Pete AlonsoMets1B34285628
3438.341.5Charlie BlackmonRockiesOF45382050
3538.541Yordan AlvarezAstrosDH49462336
3639.038.5Clayton KershawDodgersSP37354440
3739.339.5George SpringerAstrosOF42443437
3840.035.5Stephen StrasburgNationalsSP38336326
3942.035.5Gleyber TorresYankees2B/SS29426829
4045.044.5Ketel MarteDiamondbacks2B/OF46494243
4145.546Keston HiuraBrewers2B40525238
4245.842Lucas GiolitoWhite SoxSP36634539
4347.046.5Charlie MortonRaysSP56613734
4448.043.5J.T. RealmutoPhilliesC35704344
4551.347.5Kris BryantCubs3B/OF65474845
4651.344Blake SnellRaysSP76414741
4751.858.5Yoan MoncadaWhite Sox2B58306059
4852.853Nelson CruzTwinsDH47594065
4953.357.5Zack GreinkeAstrosSP51642969
5053.553Adalberto MondesiRoyalsSS72365155
5154.357.5Anthony RizzoCubs1B74682847
5254.550.5Bo BichetteBlue JaysSS43507451
5358.560Chris PaddackPadresSP52626258
5459.361.5Whit MerrifieldRoyals2B/OF48753381
5561.559Eloy JimenezWhite SoxOF61458357
5661.566Jose AbreuWhite Sox1B63694173
5762.861Victor RoblesNationalsOF59715863
5863.371.5Ramon LaureanoAthleticsOF75783268
5963.857.5Eugenio SuarezReds3B67489446
6063.860Tyler GlasnowRaysSP54668748
6164.862.5Aaron NolaPhilliesSP60658153
6264.866.5Jonathan VillarMarlins2B/SS41538580
6365.567Giancarlo StantonYankeesOF44909533
6466.061.5Manny MachadoPadresSS/3B55566786
6566.875Marcell OzunaBravesOF86743176
6668.066Nick CastellanosRedsOF83576171
6768.556Patrick CorbinNationalsSP504012262
6869.370.5Tim AndersonWhite SoxSS85515784
6969.570.5DJ LeMahieuYankees1B/2B/3B81825560
7072.345.5Yu DarvishCubsSP393915952
7172.867Matt OlsonAthletics1B536710467
7272.875.5Paul GoldschmidtCardinals1B87725379
7374.079Vladimir GuerreroBlue Jays3B643110794
7474.373Tommy PhamPadresOF68776983
7575.865Luis CastilloRedsSP706011954
7676.566.5Josh HaderBrewersRP571177656
7776.578Matt ChapmanAthletics3B78547896
7876.877Jorge SolerRoyalsOF98557975
7977.079Eddie RosarioTwinsOF80856578
8078.079Marcus SemienAthleticsSS100735485
8178.879.5Josh BellPirates1B92798064
8279.581.5Luis RobertWhite SoxOF97587192
8383.376.5Kirby YatesPadresRP711198261
8485.582.5Josh DonaldsonTwins3B738184104
8585.881Jose BerriosTwinsSP698775112
8687.087Jeff McNeilMets2B/3B/OF841284690
8788.391Aaron JudgeYankeesOF91997291
8889.892Max MuncyDodgers1B/2B/3B77968898
8992.896Aroldis ChapmanYankeesRP6211511777
9093.396.5Brandon WoodruffBrewersSP9310010674
9194.093.5Mike MoustakasReds2B/3B907611397
9296.394.5Gary SanchezYankeesC949512472
9397.5104Roberto OsunaAstrosRP66116101107
9497.896Liam HendriksAthleticsRP791209993
9597.891.5Andrew BenintendiRed SoxOF899470138
96100.8102Lance LynnRangersSP1178811682
97103.5103.5Carlos SantanaIndians1B10586121102
98103.8106Carlos CorreaAstrosSS10311489109
99106.5106.5Frankie MontasAthleticsSP8212413189
100107.0100.5Joey GalloRangersOF1049715770
101107.5114.5Hyun-Jin RyuBlue JaysSP14210559124
102107.8115.5Michael BrantleyAstrosOF13010164136
103107.8105.5Kenley JansenDodgersRP8813212388
104108.5110Corey KluberRangersSP10212391118
105110.5119Eduardo EscobarDiamondbacks2B/3B11812777120
106113.3110.5Miguel SanoTwins3B101131102119
107114.3105Yasmani GrandalWhite SoxC/1B10780167103
108114.5104Trevor BauerRedsSP9611218466
109115.0114.5Mike SorokaBravesSP12310697134
110115.0120Michael ConfortoMetsOF13783103137
111116.8127Jorge PolancoTwinsSS12512973140
112117.0102.5Sonny GrayRedsSP9591172110
113117.3118.5Tommy EdmanCardinals2B/3B1381399399
114117.8113Amed RosarioMetsSS115111110135
115117.8117.5Willson ContrerasCubsC114103133121
116118.3117.5Cavan BiggioBlue Jays2B108130120115
117119.0118Jesus LuzardoAthleticsSP119104136117
118122.0119.5Taylor RogersTwinsRP99133150106
119122.5128Eduardo RodriguezRed SoxSP14193126130
120123.3112.5Kyle SchwarberCubsOF112108160113
121124.0118Corey SeagerDodgersSS124110112150
122124.0109.5Franmil ReyesIndiansOF11010918295
123124.0132James PaxtonYankeesSP12714513787
124126.3128Elvis AndrusRangersSS135121100149
125127.3105.5Edwin DiazMetsRP109102197101
126128.3130Mitch GarverTwinsC106147138122
127129.0128Kyle HendricksCubsSP12889128171
128129.5134.5Shohei OhtaniAngelsDH/SP134135141108
129131.0132.5Justin TurnerDodgers3B145138114127
130131.5137Rhys HoskinsPhillies1B12198153154
131132.5136.5Brad HandIndiansRP126157147100
132134.0132Ken GilesBlue JaysRP139158125114
133134.3136Lourdes GurrielBlue JaysOF156149109123
134139.0139Matthew BoydTigersSP160118173105
135141.0139Yuli GurrielAstros1B/3B168136118142
136141.8147.5Oscar MercadoIndiansOF116151156144
137143.0132.5Max KeplerTwinsOF13384223132
138143.0157.5Bryan ReynoldsPiratesOF15317186162
139144.8140.5Nick AndersonRaysRP132166142139
140144.8144.5Mike MinorRangersSP14914098192
141147.8144.5Kenta MaedaTwinsSP144144145158
142150.0153Khris DavisAthleticsDH158134148160
143150.5145Edwin EncarnacionWhite Sox1B136126154186
144150.8158Adam EatonNationalsOF19117096146
145151.3130Madison BumgarnerDiamondbacksSP131113232129
146153.0112Zac GallenDiamondbacksSP11392296111
147154.0137Zack WheelerPhilliesSP111146231128
148154.3151.5Sean ManaeaAthleticsSP173125130189
149155.0149Lorenzo CainBrewersOF187137135161
150156.0172Jean SeguraPhilliesSS19016390181
151156.8155Hector NerisPhilliesRP120190201116
152157.8163.5Wilson RamosMetsC162175129165
153158.3172.5J.D. DavisMets3B/OF18619692159
154159.8159.5Byron BuxtonTwinsOF152152168167
155161.8161.5Carlos MartinezCardinalsSP161167162157
156163.0162Salvador PerezRoyalsC159150165178
157164.8162Will Smith (LAD)DodgersC171189146153
158165.3165.5David DahlRockiesOF155197176133
159166.8167Paul DeJongCardinalsSS166168164169
160167.5168Raisel IglesiasRedsRP140184194152
161167.8142.5Max FriedBravesSP129107279156
162168.5159.5Kyle TuckerAstrosOF163156200155
163169.3171.5Hansel RoblesAngelsRP151162181183
164169.5167.5Andrew McCutchenPhilliesOF169216127166
165172.0156Yasiel PuigFAOF31016966143
166174.5170.5Kevin NewmanPirates2B/SS164202155177
167174.8185Avisail GarciaBrewersOF197182132188
168175.0176Jose UrquidyAstrosSP179173185163
169176.3158.5Julio UriasDodgersSP143122266174
170178.3157.5David PriceRed SoxSP122164276151
171179.8156Danny SantanaRangers1B/OF165302105147
172180.5169.5Gavin LuxDodgers2B185154252131
173181.3177.5Brandon WorkmanRed SoxRP150220179176
174183.5167Dinelson LametPadresSP157177274126
175184.0185Mallex SmithMarinersOF202258108168
176185.0191.5Christian WalkerDiamondbacks1B148209186197
177185.8171Jake OdorizziTwinsSP181161256145
178187.0195.5Giovanny GallegosCardinalsRP196159198195
179187.0188.5Omar NarvaezBrewersC210187161190
180190.0185Nick SenzelRedsOF183155235187
181190.3184.5Jose LeclercRangersRP170222199170
182193.3199Yadier MolinaCardinalsC223188152210
183194.3177Scott KingeryPhillies3B/OF182172282141
184194.8199.5Dylan CarlsonCardinalsOF212143187237
185196.3176.5Craig KimbrelCubsRP177176284148
186197.5199Alex ColomeWhite SoxRP146246202196
187202.0201.5Christian VazquezRed SoxC205266139198
188203.3191Ryan McMahonRockies2B/3B167142289215
189203.5202.5Brandon LoweRays2B192201217204
190205.0212Kolten WongCardinals2B281233115191
191205.3199.5Masahiro TanakaYankeesSP207178192244
192206.8199.5Garrett HampsonRockies2B/OF203235196193
193206.8209Ryan BraunBrewersOF224269140194
194207.5183.5Didi GregoriusPhilliesSS315148188179
195208.3224Joc PedersonDodgers1B/OF244141218230
196208.5221.5Justin UptonAngelsOF231160229214
197208.8175.5Robbie RayDiamondbacksSP198153359125
198209.0210.5A.J. PukAthleticsSP235186240175
199209.3210Carson KellyDiamondbacksC214210210203
200210.0216David PeraltaDiamondbacksOF175208224233
201211.0216Rich HillTwinsSP178206234226
202212.3214.5Hunter DozierRoyals1B/3B176200244229
203213.8222C.J. CronTigers1B242217169227
204214.0212.5Shin-Soo ChooRangersOF180180245251
205214.3221.5Alex VerdugoRed SoxOF240236174207
206214.5194.5German MarquezRockiesSP184165304205
207214.5190.5Carlos CarrascoIndiansSP217366111164
208214.8220.5Archie BradleyDiamondbacksRP147232271209
209214.8215Sean MurphyAthleticsC200194230235
210215.8220Will Smith (ATL)BravesRP209231166257
211216.5215Joe MusgrovePiratesSP193243222208
212219.5206.5Cesar HernandezIndians2B218195144321
213220.0200.5Andrew HeaneyAngelsSP194207307172
214220.5205.5Luke VoitYankees1B199211272200
215222.5228Lance McCullersAstrosSP206250250184
216225.0209.5Joe JimenezTigersRP189230301180
217225.3227Luke WeaverDiamondbacksSP234265220182
218225.8211.5Eric HosmerPadres1B219179204301
219226.5220.5Brian AndersonMarlins3B/OF204261213228
220227.0242Travis d'ArnaudBravesC/1B262273151222
221228.5229Nick SolakRangersDH261204195254
222228.8213Randal GrichukBlue JaysOF290212214199
223229.0230Jon BertiMarlinsSS/3B/OF236286170224
224230.3240.5Nick MadrigalWhite Sox2B245263177236
225231.5228.5Dylan BundyAngelsSP220249236221
226232.8262Luis ArraezTwins2B/OF263264143261
227233.3236.5Miguel AndujarYankeesDH259227246201
228235.3255Gio UrshelaYankees3B248262158273
229235.5224.5Yonny ChirinosRaysSP211238175318
230235.5238Marcus StromanMetsSP233185281243
231236.0241.5Mark CanhaAthleticsOF241199262242
232236.5225.5Aaron CivaleIndiansSP246203205292
233237.8252.5Josh JamesAstrosSP257248273173
234237.8223Sam HilliardRockiesOF225218221287
235239.5227.5Mike FoltynewiczBravesSP195193310260
236239.5241Kyle SeagerMariners3B293183208274
237240.5266Starlin CastroNationals2B267281149265
238242.0244.5Austin HaysOriolesOF250239163316
239242.5247.5Sean DoolittleNationalsRP188287255240
240242.5235.5Corey DickersonMarlinsOF265191206308
241243.5226.5Mark MelanconBravesRP174214347239
242243.8237.5Joey VottoReds1B288228212247
243244.5232Shogo AkiyamaRedsOF230223291234
244248.5264Dansby SwansonBravesSS258181270285
245248.5202.5Willie CalhounRangersOF154192435213
246249.3253.5A.J. PollockDodgersOF301221189286
247249.5249.5Rougned OdorRangers2B229270287212
248250.8226.5Caleb SmithMarlinsSP221205345232
249252.0262Adrian HouserBrewersSP268256268216
250252.3248.5Joey LucchesiPadresSP213277299220
251253.0287Daniel MurphyRockies1B304293134281
252254.0235.5Nomar MazaraWhite SoxOF201219344252
253254.5264Ryan YarbroughRaysSP264300190264
254257.3252.5Jonathan SchoopTigers2B237331193268
255262.8223.5Jorge AlfaroMarlinsC228424180219
256263.3255Anthony DeSclafaniRedsSP232257311253
257264.0254Buster PoseyGiantsC309267239241
258267.3263.5Dallas KeuchelWhite SoxSP283259264263
259268.5255Hunter RenfroeRaysOF227346283218
260268.5271Ian KennedyRoyalsSP172229360313
261272.0283Eric ThamesNationals1B297294225272
262273.5225Keone KelaPiratesRP208442242202
263274.5275Wil MyersPadresOF253297300248
264277.5281.5Michael ChavisRed Sox2B313234305258
265281.0282.5Mauricio DubonGiants2B256275290303
266282.0267.5Danny JansenBlue JaysC269340253266
267282.3274.5Brandon KintzlerCubsRP295254349231
268286.3249Mitch KellerPiratesSP238260436211
269289.5299Gregory PolancoPiratesOF291351209307
270291.8293Miles MikolasCardinalsSP306280237344
271294.3279.5Ryan PresslyAstrosRP380288238271
272296.3288Matt CarpenterCardinals3B271276338300
273297.0281Sandy AlcantaraMarlinsSP216213413346
274299.3316.5Francisco MejiaPadresC222304342329
275299.5300.5Andrelton SimmonsAngelsSS280295306317
276299.8275.5Spencer HowardPhilliesSP247224424304
277300.3303.5Jordan MontgomeryYankeesP284323216378
278301.5265.5Brett GardnerYankeesOF243241434288
279302.0307Alex WoodRedsSP274356340238
280303.0278Cole HamelsBravesSP215251441305
281303.3274.5Kurt SuzukiNationalsC282405259267
282307.8317.5Ross StriplingDodgersSP302333233363
283308.0302.5Domingo SantanaIndiansOF303338302289
284308.8299.5Yoshi TsutsugoRaysOF249198438350
285309.0307.5Kole CalhounDiamondbacksOF296393228319
286309.8315Marco GonzalesMarinersSP305382227325
287311.0311Yusei KikuchiMarinersSP298328294324
288314.3312Kevin GausmanGiantsSP388252372245
289314.3299Seth LugoMetsRP318413280246
290315.5277Jesse WinkerRedsOF277268440277
291315.8308.5Mike FiersAthleticsSP255298319391
292315.8352Asdrubal CabreraNationals2B/3B339368191365
293322.5316Robinson CanoMets2B330296362302
294324.3322.5Rick PorcelloMetsSP322323315337
295324.5326Willy AdamesRaysSS272357374295
296325.8323.5Brandon NimmoMetsOF300327356320
297326.5321Nathan EovaldiRed SoxSP312330352312
298327.8317Jose QuintanaCubsSP328240437306
299328.3319.5Kevin KiermaierRaysOF400274346293
300331.0329.5Jackie BradleyRed SoxOF329301364330

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Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
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Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio, MLB Network Radio and twice a week on the RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast during baseball season.
Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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