Fantasy baseball: Going-forward top 300 rankings for points leagues

Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto is the type of player who possesses more value in points leagues than traditional rotisserie. Joe Camporeale/USA TODAY Sports

With the 2017 baseball season in full swing, we present our rest-of-season top 300 and positional rankings in the three most popular formats in ESPN fantasy baseball leagues. This set of rankings is for those in points leagues; click here if you play in a rotisserie league, or go here if you play in a head-to-head categories league.

The rankings will be updated frequently, so be sure to check back when you've got questions on who to pick up, who to drop and whether that trade you're about to make is a fair one.

Last update: August 21

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 2016, or a minimum of 10 games in 2017. "Pos. Rank" is the player's ranking at his ESPN primary position.

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 hitters

Note: Players listed below qualify only at designated hitter.

Starting pitchers

Relief pitchers