Early 2018 fantasy baseball rankings

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With the 2017 fantasy baseball season almost in the books, here are Tristan H. Cockcroft's top 300 and positional rankings for 2018.

Top 300

Note: "Elig. Pos." is the player's eligible position(s). Position eligibility is determined based upon a minimum of 20 games, otherwise the position the player appeared at most, in 2017. "Pos. Rank" is the player's ranking at his ESPN primary position. Player ages are as of Opening Day, March 29, 2018.

Positional rankings

Note: Players are listed by position, and their overall rank is included if in the top 300. Players outside the top 300 are denoted by NR.


First base

Second base

Third base



Designated hitter

Starting pitchers

Relief pitchers