Fantasy Baseball 2022 Draft Rankings

Welcome back friends for our 11th season here at BretskyBall. It’s been a wild ride and while the site doesn’t get quite as much love as it used to, we’re cooking up something special for you this spring. These are the best fantasy baseball redraft rankings that we’ve ever put together. How do I know? When you’ve made the BEST fantasy baseball redraft rankings around, you just know they are the best.

We’ve been looking forward to the 2022 fantasy baseball season in an interesting way as this has almost been the love/hate offseason. With a labor agreement finally in place and most of my favorite athletes in the BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE, it’s time to get serious.

Spring Time is a Season for Fantasy Baseball Rankings

After a long and cold winter we’ve sprung ahead and with the spring comes baseball. There is perhaps nothing better from taking a break compiling the best fantasy baseball rankings to take a stroll outside amongst re-awakening nature. The birds and squirrels are chirping and chattering while the cherry blossoms pop all around.

During the shortest days of the year it’s easy to question why, why, WHYYY did we make our life in a cold weather city, but every single time that spring rolls around, all those feelings are forgotten. The rebirth of nature is something you can’t enjoy just anywhere. It is both an invigorating and inspiring experience that certainly rewards the observant.

I’m sure we could stay here all day admiring the wonder that is spring, but fake baseball season is fast approaching so maybe we should just keep doing our best to focus on why we are all here: fantasy baseball rankings.

A Tradition Like No Other

Fantasy baseball rankings are serious business around here and have been in my family for generations. As a young boy I recall watching my grandfather assemble his fantasy baseball rankings each and every spring, by hand of course. In those days rankings didn’t come with all the frills of park factors or advanced stats: you had a pencil, some paper and a newspaper full of tables and box scores to churn out a news set of ranks each year.

As the season approached, the whole family would get together and sit down at the draft table to select their players all with their own hand made rankings sheets. Times were simpler than, and the counting stats were everything.

Making the Best Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Position by Position

Over the years the ranking process has evolved a bunch and this year is no different than others. This year, we took a deep dive into some of the most popular projection systems to create value tiers by position (shout out to Ariel Cohen’s ATC projections and Derek Carty’s THE BAT X, which have emerged as my favorites and easily viewed over at fangraphs). As such the individual positons rankings may be a bit more useful when drafting your fantasy baseball team than looking at the overall 300. Still, we took some time to comb through and shuffle the positions together in a loosely ordered list.

The tiered lists by position can also help to illuminate certain narratives at each position while helping you shape the your draft strategy and roster construction. A quick look around the diamond…

  • Catcher: It’s a small top tier and I wont be drafting them.. really dunno what to do probably just draft Mitch Garver late.
  • First Base: Given the lack of speed first base should be a power focused position. There is pretty much a solid bat at every price point and no need to reach here.
  • Second Base: While I don’t mind locking up a top-tier guy here, there are a ton of options to like in the back end of the top 100 in ADP.
  • Third Base: Similar to second base at the top but most likely discount shopping with one of Bregman, Bryant, Rendon, or Turner.
  • Shortstop: Every good fantasy baseball team needs a shortstop.
  • Outfield: The most diverse group of talent, we like to dip into the outfield pool early and ofter, especially in league where you start five.
  • Starting Pitcher: League format (and even platform) is really going to drive where the top starters sit in the overall rankings and since these are tailored towards a 5×5 roto league, I tend to push up offense. That said, you probably want at least one top-20 arm regardless of format (and several in any points league).
  • Relief Pitcher: I thought things get easier to navigate after the lockout…. it does not feel that way. Good luck.

Check out all of our positional tiered rankings in detailĀ C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP |RP

More Fantasy Baseball Rankings and Resources You Should Consider

Of course, before we get into our own list I want to shout out a couple of other resources that I use to formulate my player rankings and draft strategy that will also keep you a whole lot more updated that I will be able throughout the season.

For the past couple of years, I’ve been working on the web side of things to help Nick Pollack make Pitcher List the best baseball site on the internet. It’s a beautiful site and it’s been really fun to help build. The new player pages are so so cool and the site’s insane river of content can keep you busy. It would be tough not to acknowledge that spending so much time building, testing and looking at site some of the very good content has rubbed off on my own thoughts. So I would very much encourage you all to check out Nick’s latest version of The List, which includes his top-100 rankings and a whole lot of analysis beyond the worthless drivel that I’ve put you through.

For everything bullpen, I’m constantly turning to Greg Jewett’s twitter feed and closer chart. He’s also got plenty more content on Reliever Recon. In the podcast world, The Athletic’s Under the Radar remains one of my favorites along with the Rotowire Prospect Podcast for those playing in deeper leagues.

We’re Almost There Just Few More Words for the SEO Optimizer to Turn Green before its time for… THE BEST BASEBALL RANKINGS!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this breakdown of our process for putting together baseball rankings for drafting a fantasy teams, it’s really been fun to get back on the horse and hammer out a little bit of content. It does occur to me that I probably would have been better suited making some best ball rankings if I really want to call them the best baseball rankings, but we’re into this bit far too deep it’s probably time to wrap it up. Thanks for sticking with us through the years!

The Best 2022 Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings – Top 300(ish)

1Trea TurnerLAD2B,SS
2Jose RamirezCLE3B
3Juan SotoWSHRF
4Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR1B,DH
5Bo BichetteTORSS
6Bryce HarperPHIRF
7Gerrit ColeNYYSP
8Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLRF
9Mookie BettsLAD2B,CF,RF
10Corbin BurnesMILSP
11Mike TroutLAACF
12Kyle TuckerHOURF
13Freddie FreemanLAD1B
14Shohei OhtaniLAASP,DH
15Jacob deGromNYMSP
16Rafael DeversBOS3B
17Luis RobertCWSCF
18Max ScherzerNYMSP
19Yordan AlvarezHOULF,DH
20Brandon WoodruffMILSP
21Ozzie AlbiesATL2B
22Walker BuehlerLADSP
23Starling MarteNYMCF
24Zack WheelerPHISP
25Manny MachadoSD3B
26Xander BogaertsBOSSS
27Trevor StoryBOSSS
28Aaron JudgeNYYCF,RF,DH
29Tim AndersonCWSSS
30Marcus SemienTEX2B,SS
31Cedric Mullins IIBALCF
32Matt OlsonATL1B
33Pete AlonsoNYM1B
34Nick CastellanosPHIRF
35Teoscar HernandezTORLF,RF
36Francisco LindorNYMSS
37Shane BieberCLESP
38Julio UriasLADSP
39Salvador PerezKCC,DH
40Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B
41Lucas GiolitoCWSSP
42George SpringerTORCF,DH
43Aaron NolaPHISP
44Wander FrancoTB3B,SS
45Robbie RaySEASP
46Brandon LoweTB2B,LF,RF
47Sandy AlcantaraMIASP
48Corey SeagerTEXSS
49J.D. MartinezBOSLF,RF,DH
50Randy ArozarenaTBLF,RF
51Tyler O'NeillSTLLF
52Eloy JimenezCWSLF
53Lance LynnCWSSP
54Nolan ArenadoSTL3B
55Liam HendriksCWSRP
56Josh HaderMILRP
57Austin RileyATL1B,3B
58Alex BregmanHOU3B
59Byron BuxtonMINCF
60Freddy PeraltaMILSP
61Jose AbreuCWS1B
62Whit MerrifieldKC2B,RF
63Kevin GausmanTORSP
64Justin VerlanderHOUSP
65Kris BryantCOL1B,3B,LF,CF,RF
66Ketel MarteARI2B,CF
67Max FriedATLSP
68Giancarlo StantonNYYLF,RF,DH
69Carlos CorreaMINSS
70Charlie MortonATLSP
71Javier BaezDET2B,SS
72Jose AltuveHOU2B
73Luis CastilloCINSP
74Frankie MontasOAKSP
75Christian YelichMILLF
76Jonathan IndiaCIN2B
77Logan WebbSFSP
78Joe MusgroveSDSP
79Jorge PolancoMIN2B,SS
80Bryan ReynoldsPITLF,CF
81Yu DarvishSDSP
82Jazz Chisholm Jr.MIA2B,SS
83Trevor RogersMIASP
84Jesse WinkerSEALF
85Kenley JansenATLRP
86Anthony RendonLAA3B
87Cody BellingerLADCF
88Carlos RodonSFSP
89J.T. RealmutoPHIC,1B
90Kyle SchwarberPHI1B,LF
91Gleyber TorresNYY2B,SS
92Rhys HoskinsPHI1B
93Jack FlahertySTLSP
94Marcell OzunaATLLF
95Nelson CruzWSHDH
96Will SmithLADC
97Mitch HanigerSEARF,DH
98Justin TurnerLAD3B
99Chris BassittNYMSP
100Fernando Tatis Jr.SDSS,CF,RF
101Mike ClevingerSDSP
102Jose BerriosTORSP
103Raisel IglesiasLAARP
104Franmil ReyesCLERF,DH
105Edwin DiazNYMRP
106Alek ManoahTORSP
107Dylan CeaseCWSSP
108Josh BellWSH1B,LF
109Joey VottoCIN1B
110Max MuncyLAD1B,2B
111Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
112Jordan RomanoTORRP
113Shane McClanahanTBSP
114Luke VoitSD1B
115Clayton KershawLADSP
116Jared WalshLAA1B,RF
117Austin MeadowsTBLF,DH
118Blake SnellSDSP
119Dansby SwansonATLSS
120Anthony RizzoNYY1B
121Pablo LopezMIASP
122Tommy EdmanSTL2B,RF
123Framber ValdezHOUSP
124Trey ManciniBAL1B,DH
125Zac GallenARISP
126Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS
127Tyler MahleCINSP
128Eduardo RodriguezDETSP
129Ian AndersonATLSP
130Adalberto MondesiKC3B,SS
131Chris SaleBOSSP
132C.J. CronCOL1B
133Trent GrishamSDCF
134Tyler StephensonCINC,1B
135Yoan MoncadaCWS3B
136Willy AdamesMILSS
137Ryan MountcastleBAL1B,LF,DH
138John MeansBALSP
139Avisail GarciaMIARF
140Nathan EovaldiBOSSP
141Michael ConfortoFARF
142Hunter RenfroeMILCF,RF
143Joey GalloNYYLF,RF
144Sean ManaeaOAKSP
145Ryan PresslyHOURP
146Jorge SolerMIARF,DH
147Emmanuel ClaseCLERP
148Willson ContrerasCHCC
149Chris TaylorLAD2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF
150Michael BrantleyHOULF,RF,DH
151Myles StrawCLECF
152Josh DonaldsonNYY3B,DH
153Giovanny GallegosSTLRP
154Eddie RosarioATLLF
155Jarred KelenicSEALF,CF
156Max KeplerMINCF,RF
157Jake CronenworthSD1B,2B,SS
158Matt ChapmanTOR3B
159Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B
160Miguel SanoMIN1B
161Michael KopechCWSSP,RP
162DJ LeMahieuNYY1B,2B,3B
163Mike MoustakasCIN1B,3B
164Ranger SuarezPHISP,RP
165Mark MelanconARIRP
166Adolis GarciaTEXLF,CF,RF
167Jonathan SchoopDET1B,2B
168Sonny GrayMINSP
169Ryan McMahonCOL2B,3B
170Logan GilbertSEASP
171Dylan CarlsonSTLLF,CF,RF
172Eugenio SuarezSEA3B,SS
173Austin HaysBALLF,RF
174Marcus StromanCHCSP
175Camilo DovalSFRP
176Ramon LaureanoOAKCF,RF
177Robbie GrossmanDETLF,RF
178Brandon BeltSF1B
179Jose UrquidyHOUSP
180Daulton VarshoARIC,LF,CF,RF
181Andrew BenintendiKCLF
182Ian HappCHCLF,CF,RF
183Patrick SandovalLAASP
184Adam DuvallATLLF,CF,RF
185Huascar YnoaATLSP
186Akil BaddooDETLF,CF
187Seiya SuzukiCHCLF,RF
188Raimel TapiaCOLLF
189Ty FranceSEA1B,2B,3B,DH
190Jon GrayTEXSP
191Anthony DeSclafaniSFSP
192Alex VerdugoBOSLF,CF,RF
193Brandon CrawfordSFSS
194Yuli GurrielHOU1B
195Mark CanhaNYMLF,CF,RF
196Alex KirilloffMIN1B,LF,RF
197Craig KimbrelCWSRP
198German MarquezCOLSP
199Cesar HernandezWSH2B
200Aaron AshbyMILSP,RP
201Alex WoodSFSP
202Shane BazTBSP
203Dominic SmithNYM1B,LF
204Frank SchwindelCHC1B
205Charlie BlackmonCOLRF
206Riley GreenHSOF
207Adam WainwrightSTLSP
208Mike YastrzemskiSFCF,RF
209Yasmani GrandalCWSC,1B
210Blake TreinenLADRP
211Bobby DalbecBOS1B,3B
212Bailey OberMINSP
213Yusei KikuchiTORSP
214Jean SeguraPHI2B
215AJ PollockLADLF,CF
216Jo AdellLAALF,RF
217Anthony SantanderBALRF,DH
218Taylor RogersMINRP
219Luis UriasMIL2B,3B,SS
220J.D. DavisNYM3B
221Scott BarlowKCRP
222Christian WalkerARI1B
223Lourdes Gurriel Jr.TOR1B,LF
224Tarik SkubalDETSP
225Josiah GrayWSHSP
226Aaron CivaleCLESP
227Amed RosarioCLESS,CF
228Luis SeverinoNYYRP
229Alec BohmPHI3B
230Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
231Lance McCullers Jr.HOUSP
232Kolten WongMIL2B
233Tanner HouckBOSSP,RP
234Zach EflinPHISP
235Tommy PhamFALF,CF
236Kyle HendricksCHCSP
237Kyle LewisSEACF
238Andrew McCutchenMILLF
239Nathaniel LoweTEX1B
240Jordan MontgomeryNYYSP
241Robinson CanoNYM2B
242Paul SewaldSEARP
243Triston McKenzieCLESP
244Oneil CruzPITSS
245Harrison BaderSTLCF
246Gregory SotoDETRP
247Gio UrshelaMIN3B,SS
248Luis GarciaHOUSP
249Noah SyndergaardLAASP
250Alex CobbSFSP
251Corey KnebelPHISP,RP
252Wil MyersSDLF,RF
253Casey MizeDETSP
254Matt BarnesBOSRP
255Rafael OrtegaCHCLF,CF,RF
256Hyun Jin RyuTORSP
257David BednarPITRP
258Didi GregoriusPHISS
259Isiah Kiner-FalefaNYYSS
260Travis d'ArnaudATLC
261Zack GreinkeKCSP
262Evan LongoriaSF3B
263Spencer TorkelsonDET1B,3B
264Kike HernandezBOS2B,CF
265Elieser HernandezMIASP
266Eric LauerMILSP
267Devin WilliamsMILRP
268Zach PlesacCLESP
269Tony GonsolinLADSP
270Yadiel HernandezWSHLF,RF
271Patrick WisdomCHC1B,3B,LF
272Jameson TaillonNYYSP
273Sean MurphyOAKC
274Joe RyanMINSP
275Will SmithATLRP
276Steven MatzSTLSP
277Jeff McNeilNYM2B,LF
278Brandon NimmoNYMLF,CF
279Keibert RuizWSHC
280Matt BrashSEASP,RP
281Luis GilNYYSP
282Christian VazquezBOSC
283Carlos CarrascoNYMSP
284Taijuan WalkerNYMSP
285Josh RojasARI2B,3B,SS,LF,RF
286Connor JoeCOL1B,LF
287Jake FraleyCINLF,CF,RF
288Pete FairbanksTBRP
289Kyle FinneganWSHRP
290Joc PedersonSFLF,CF,RF
291Jesus SanchezMIALF,RF
292Omar NarvaezMILC
293Lucas SimsCINRP
294Josh LoweTBLF,RF
295Joe BarlowTEXRP
296Mitch GarverTEXC
297Nicky LopezKCSS
298Chris PaddackSDSP
299LaMonte Wade Jr.SF1B,LF,RF
300Alex ColomeCOLRP
301Garrett WhitlockBOSRP
302Corey KluberTBSP
303Rowdy TellezMIL1B
304Willie CalhounTEXLF,DH
305Andrew KittredgeTBSP,RP
306Dylan FloroMIARP
307Alejandro KirkTORC
308Nestor Cortes Jr.NYYSP,RP
309Jesus LuzardoMIASP,RP
310Joey WendleMIA2B,3B,SS
311Tylor MegillNYMSP

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