2018 fantasy baseball rankings, sleepers, cheat sheets and more

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Mock draft lobby: Practice makes perfect! Jump into a mock draft and prepare for the real thing against other ESPN Fantasy players.

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Eric Karabell's rankings for roto leagues: Top 300 and position-by-position rankings for the season ahead.

AJ Mass' rankings for head-to-head points leagues: Overall and positional rankings for those in points-based leagues.

Tristan H. Cockcroft's rankings for head-to-head categories leagues: All of the rankings you need for your head-to-head categories leagues.

Custom auction values: Plug in your league's settings and get custom auction values to help you in any kind of league.

Dynasty rankings: Who will be best in 2018 and beyond?

Top 50 prospects for 2018: Which rookies will make the biggest fantasy impact this season?

6x6 roto rankings: Tristan H. Cockcroft introduces a different format for you to try, plus his rankings to help you draft.

Mock drafts

10-team roto -- Feb. 22: Our staff got together for the first mock of the season. Find out who went where.

10-team head-to-head points -- Feb. 28: New format, different results. Check out our first head-to-head points mock of the season.

10-team head-to-head categories, two catchers -- March 13: With two starting catchers required, our experts had to change their approaches.

10-team roto -- March 20: With the season quickly approaching and news of Justin Turner's injury, there's plenty of change in this mock draft.

Cheat sheets

Cheat sheet central: Get our experts' rankings in printable, one-page documents you can bring with you to your draft.

Insider cheat sheet: Get all of the best insight from ESPN's fantasy Insiders, all in one place.

Position previews

Catcher | First base | Second base | Third base | Shortstop | Outfield | Starting pitcher | Relief pitcher


Bold predictions: Tristan H. Cockcroft goes beyond his rankings and cheat sheets to deliver his strongest takes for the season ahead.

Deep sleepers: Tristan H. Cockcroft digs deep to find 12 players who are so far under the radar, you can grab them with your last pick.

The perfect draft: What if you could pick your draft position and every player for your roster without any interference from other managers?

"Do not draft" list: Eric Karabell highlights the players he's avoiding in drafts due to inflated cost.

"Plant my flag" list: Eric Karabell provides the players he's looking to draft as often as possible this season.

Saves projections for every team: Who will get the saves for every team this season?

Tristan's 20: Success in fantasy is all about value, and these players represent some of the best values available.

The Rule of Seven: AJ Mass has developed a way to scout great fantasy pitchers using a single number.

Finding late-round versions of early-round stars: Willing to take risks? If so, you can find some players who can match the stats of stars like Aaron Judge.

Sleepers, breakouts and busts for 2018: Our experts predict the stars, bargains and disappointments of the 2018 season.

Bounce-back hitters and pitchers: Which hitters and pitchers flopped in 2017 but are ready to bounce back in 2018?

Keeper league building blocks: How do you find the next Jose Altuve to build your dynasty or keeper team around?

Lower ADP players who could return first-round value: Here are players going outside the top 15 who could return first-round value at season's end.

How the humidor will impact the D-backs: With news that Arizona will use a humidor for the 2018 season, Todd Zola explores what that means for your fantasy drafts.

Park Factors: Find out which ballparks are best for hitting, which are the most pitcher-friendly, and what it all means for fantasy.

Kings of Command: Scouting 2018's breakout pitchers: Tristan. H. Cockcroft crunches the number to spot the pitchers set to break out in 2018 thanks to great command and strikeout upside.

Our experts debate: Who's No. 1? | The perfect draft | Midround SPs | Drafting injured players | Position scarcity | Importance of power

Shohei Ohtani

How Shohei Ohtani will work in ESPN leagues: The "Japanese Babe Ruth" could change fantasy forever as a two-way player. Here's how you can utilize him in our leagues.

Assessing the bust potential of Ohtani: Ohtani has plenty of talent, but there are several factors that could lead to a disappointing season relative to expectations.

The case against drafting Ohtani: In points-based leagues, the novelty of Ohtani's two-way profile doesn't deliver the same value it does in category-based leagues.

Offseason recap

Fantasy baseball free-agent tracker: Who has signed where, and which key players remain free agents?

Fantasy baseball trade tracker: Which trades have made a meaningful impact on player value?

Closer chart: Scouting each bullpen for saves, including those next in line for the ninth-inning job.