Welcome to the spring training edition of my triannual fantasy baseball Dynasty 300 rankings! Consider them a "price guide" of sorts for dynasty or keeper leagues, whether yours exists already or plans to start from scratch in 2019.
The rankings formula
The Dynasty 300 uses the following player valuation formula:
2019 performance: 20 percent
2020 performance: 20 percent
2021 performance: 20 percent
2022 performance: 20 percent
2023 performance and beyond: 20 percent
The rationale behind these weights is to provide a long-term projection of player values, in order to help fantasy managers in dynasty/keeper leagues either drafting fresh, weighing trades or making keeper decisions.
For those in redraft/single-year leagues, my rankings for 2019 alone can be found here. This page, however, is for fantasy managers who need to forecast deep into the future.
Bear in mind that other factors influence these values, beyond simply your league's scoring system. Here are some of the other things to consider:
Number of keepers: How many players can you keep each year, and must every team keep the same number?
Player pricing: Is your league draft or auction format, and do you price players by draft round, for a dollar amount, or is price not part of the keeper equation?
Contract factors: Are there limits on the number of years you can keep a player and/or are there guaranteed contracts, and is there price inflation?
Farm teams: Does your league include minor league/farm team slots and how are these players factored into the keeper system?
Team competitiveness: Are you a contender, rebuilder or something in between?