Fantasy Baseball Rankings: One Page

2021 Season, Updated Mar 27

Early February NFBC Average Draft Position (ADP) data provided a starting point for these 2021 fantasy baseball rankings. Updated 5X5 dollar values based on Draft Buddy projections and NFBC ADP help identify overvalued and undervalued players. Expect ongoing adjustments for changes in playing time expectations or risk-reward evaluations through draft season to Opening Day.

First Base [ jump to 2B ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Freddie Freeman, ATL $28 1.13
Tier 2
2 Cody Bellinger, LAD $31 2.03
3 Vladimir Guerrero Jr., TOR $12 3.10
4 Jose Abreu, CWS $22 3.09
Tier 3
5 Pete Alonso, NYM $26 4.06
6 Anthony Rizzo, CHC $14 7.12
7 Paul Goldschmidt, STL $19 6.11
8 Matt Olson, OAK $17 6.10
Tier 4
9 Eric Hosmer, SD $6 11.06
10 Rhys Hoskins, PHI $6 11.09
11 Alec Bohm, PHI $9 8.01
12 Wil Myers, SD $16 9.12
13 Josh Bell, WAS $7 9.15
14 Luke Voit, NYY $22 4.13
15 Trey Mancini, BAL $15 10.14
16 Ryan Mountcastle, BAL $15 11.02
17 Dominic Smith, NYM $11 10.01
18 Miguel Sano, MIN $17 13.14
19 Christian Walker, ARI $11 14.02
20 Jared Walsh, LAA -$1 16.07
21 Hunter Dozier, KC $10 15.07
Tier 5
22 Jeimer Candelario, DET $0 18.15
23 Yuli Gurriel, HOU $10 22.02
24 Rowdy Tellez, TOR -$1 21.09
25 Carlos Santana, KC $11 19.08
26 C.J. Cron, COL $0 11.10
27 Nate Lowe, TEX -$5 27.07
Tier 6
28 Andrew Vaughn, CWS $9 14.06
29 Bobby Dalbec, BOS $10 16.14
30 Brandon Belt, SF $1 26.06
31 Joey Votto, CIN $5 22.13
32 Edwin Rios, LAD -$16 29.07
33 Jesus Aguilar, MIA $6 25.04
34 Evan White, SEA $9 27.09
35 Renato Nunez, DET -$2 29.04

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Second Base [ jump to 1B ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Ozzie Albies, ATL $19 3.05
2 DJ LeMahieu, NYY $27 2.12
3 Whit Merrifield, KC $21 3.06
Tier 2
4 Brandon Lowe, TB $14 5.04
5 Ketel Marte, ARI $21 5.10
6 Cavan Biggio, TOR $19 5.02
7 Jose Altuve, HOU $22 6.13
8 Gleyber Torres, NYY $17 4.14
9 Keston Hiura, MIL $15 5.12
10 Jeff McNeil, NYM $22 7.01
11 Max Muncy, LAD $18 7.05
Tier 3
12 Mike Moustakas, CIN $14 8.08
13 Dylan Moore, SEA $4 9.02
14 Tommy Edman, STL $10 9.06
15 Ian Happ, CHC $11 10.15
16 Nick Solak, TEX $9 11.13
17 Jean Segura, PHI $5 12.14
18 Andres Gimenez, CLE $9 10.04
19 Nick Madrigal, CWS $14 13.11
Tier 4
20 Chris Taylor, LAD $8 15.09
21 Ryan McMahon, COL $6 15.04
22 David Fletcher, LAA $7 16.01
23 Jonathan Villar, NYM -$5 18.01
24 Jurickson Profar, SD -$2 21.05
25 Jonathon Berti, MIA -$6 20.04
26 Gavin Lux, LAD $2 14.07
Tier 5
27 Ha-Seong Kim, SD -$7 22.15
28 Jake Cronenworth, SD $11 14.09
29 Kolten Wong, MIL $9 16.11
30 Garrett Hampson, COL -$5 16.05
Tier 6
31 Cesar Hernandez, CLE $5 23.06
32 Jonathan Schoop, DET $6 22.12
33 Scott Kingery, PHI -$9 26.04
34 Joey Wendle, TB -$3 22.04
35 Ty France, SEA $3 15.15
36 Starlin Castro, WAS -$4 25.10
37 Tommy La Stella, SF $3 23.05
38 Luis Urias, MIL -$1 26.13
39 Luis Arraez, MIN $3 29.03
Tier 7
40 Kike Hernandez, BOS -$2
41 Nico Hoerner, CHC $2 28.01
42 Wilmer Flores, SF -$8 26.01
43 Brendan Rodgers, COL -$8 30.04
44 Jazz Chisholm, MIA -$11 26.09
45 Michael Chavis, BOS -$15 29.15
46 Marwin Gonzalez, BOS -$11 28.12
Third Base [ jump to SS · C ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Jose Ramirez, CLE $27 1.10
2 Manny Machado, SD $20 2.07
3 Rafael Devers, BOS $21 3.08
4 Anthony Rendon, LAA $32 3.07
Tier 2
5 Alex Bregman, HOU $23 4.03
6 Nolan Arenado, STL $28 4.02
Tier 3
7 Eugenio Suarez, CIN $24 4.15
8 Yoan Moncada, CWS $16 6.01
9 Matt Chapman, OAK $15 8.09
Tier 4
10 Kris Bryant, CHC $16 9.03
11 Ke'Bryan Hayes, PIT $10 9.07
12 Giovanny Urshela, NYY $17 11.14
Tier 5
13 Josh Donaldson, MIN $11 12.13
14 Austin Riley, ATL $5 14.14
15 Justin Turner, LAD $8 13.13
16 Brian Anderson, MIA $13 18.12
17 J.D. Davis, NYM $0 18.10
18 Kyle Seager, SEA $9 18.13
19 Isiah Kiner-Falefa, TEX $2 20.14
20 Eduardo Escobar, ARI $9 20.01
21 Willi Castro, DET $6 15.10
Shortstop [ jump to 3B · C ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Fernando Tatis Jr., SD $41 1.02
2 Trea Turner, WAS $37 1.08
3 Trevor Story, COL $31 1.12
Tier 2
4 Francisco Lindor, NYM $27 2.04
5 Bo Bichette, TOR $21 2.10
6 Xander Bogaerts, BOS $23 2.14
7 Adalberto Mondesi, KC $32 2.08
8 Corey Seager, LAD $19 2.11
9 Tim Anderson, CWS $30 3.11
Tier 3
10 Javier Baez, CHC $20 5.05
11 Dansby Swanson, ATL $15 7.15
12 Carlos Correa, HOU $12 8.15
13 Marcus Semien, TOR $16 8.11
Tier 4
14 Didi Gregorius, PHI $7 11.01
15 Paul DeJong, STL $11 16.09
16 Jorge Polanco, MIN $10 17.04
Tier 5
17 Amed Rosario, CLE -$0 26.03
18 Willy Adames, TB $7 23.15
19 Nick Ahmed, ARI $3 27.06
20 Miguel Rojas, MIA $1 28.04
21 Jose Iglesias, LAA $2 31.13
22 J.P. Crawford, SEA $4 28.13
23 Andrelton Simmons, MIN $1 28.08
24 Elvis Andrus, OAK $4 22.07
25 Mauricio Dubon, SF -$1 19.03
26 Wander Franco, TB $4 19.13
Catcher [ jump to 3B · SS ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 J.T. Realmuto, PHI $29 3.15
2 Salvador Perez, KC $24 6.02
Tier 2
3 Yasmani Grandal, CWS $16 9.05
4 Will Smith, LAD $9 7.13
5 Willson Contreras, CHC $12 8.10
Tier 3
6 Travis d'Arnaud, ATL $14 9.13
7 Christian Vazquez, BOS $15 10.09
8 Gary Sanchez, NYY $6 10.13
9 Sean Murphy, OAK $9 12.02
10 Austin Nola, SD $2 14.01
11 James McCann, NYM $13 12.03
Tier 4
12 Mitch Garver, MIN $8 14.04
13 Carson Kelly, ARI $6 17.13
14 Buster Posey, SF $1 17.03
15 Jorge Alfaro, MIA $5 17.09
16 Danny Jansen, TOR $2 22.09
17 Yadier Molina, STL $8 18.04
Tier 5
18 Yan Gomes, WAS $3 20.05
19 Wilson Ramos, DET $5 17.08
20 Alejandro Kirk, TOR $6 20.02
21 Daulton Varsho, ARI $9 19.10
22 Tom Murphy, SEA $10 21.08
23 Pedro Severino, BAL -$0 22.14
24 Ryan Jeffers, MIN -$0 24.09
25 Omar Narvaez, MIL $2 21.03
26 Max Stassi, LAA -$0 23.13
27 Elias Diaz, COL $2 23.02
Tier 6
28 Tyler Stephenson, CIN -$6 29.01
29 Jacob Stallings, PIT $1 26.07
30 Kurt Suzuki, LAA $1 29.08
31 Francisco Mejia, TB -$3 28.11
32 Martin Maldonado, HOU -$1 30.11
Outfield [ jump to UT ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Ronald Acuna, ATL $35 1.01
2 Mookie Betts, LAD $34 1.05
3 Mike Trout, LAA $41 1.06
4 Juan Soto, WAS $37 1.03
Tier 2
5 Christian Yelich, MIL $42 1.11
6 Bryce Harper, PHI $22 2.02
7 Kyle Tucker, HOU $17 3.03
8 Luis Robert, CWS $23 3.04
9 Marcell Ozuna, ATL $27 3.12
Tier 3
10 Starling Marte, MIA $25 4.04
11 Trent Grisham, SD $10 6.04
12 Randy Arozarena, TB $21 4.12
13 Aaron Judge, NYY $15 4.05
14 Michael Conforto, NYM $16 5.09
15 Nicholas Castellanos, CIN $18 5.13
16 George Springer, TOR $17 4.07
Tier 4
17 Lourdes Gurriel, TOR $18 6.05
18 Charlie Blackmon, COL $18 6.12
19 Teoscar Hernandez, TOR $10 6.06
20 Austin Meadows, TB $12 5.08
21 Eddie Rosario, CLE $18 7.10
22 Alex Verdugo, BOS $10 9.11
23 Tommy Pham, SD $10 10.05
24 Byron Buxton, MIN $12 8.07
Tier 5
25 Mark Canha, OAK $12 17.14
26 Giancarlo Stanton, NYY $3 8.03
27 Jorge Soler, KC $16 10.06
28 Mike Yastrzemski, SF $22 10.02
29 Ramon Laureano, OAK $17 10.11
30 Michael Brantley, HOU $18 10.12
31 Anthony Santander, BAL $12 11.07
32 Victor Robles, WAS $14 8.14
33 Kyle Lewis, SEA $14 10.10
34 Dylan Carlson, STL $17 11.05
35 Joey Gallo, TEX $18 10.08
Tier 6
36 Myles Straw, HOU $2 18.08
37 Joc Pederson, CHC $5 15.12
38 Clint Frazier, NYY $9 11.15
39 Max Kepler, MIN $7 13.06
40 Kyle Schwarber, WAS $2 13.10
41 Andrew McCutchen, PHI $7 13.09
42 Leody Taveras, TEX $7 14.08
43 A.J. Pollock, LAD $12 13.12
Tier 7
44 Andrew Benintendi, KC $6 15.01
45 Jarred Kelenic, SEA -$2 12.15
46 Randal Grichuk, TOR -$0 19.06
47 Jesse Winker, CIN $6 14.05
48 Victor Reyes, DET -$5 22.01
49 Austin Hays, BAL $4 17.02
50 Raimel Tapia, COL $12 15.13
51 Aaron Hicks, NYY $2 15.14
52 Lorenzo Cain, MIL $6 21.04
53 Kole Calhoun, ARI $1 24.02
Tier 8
54 Mitch Haniger, SEA $9 15.02
55 Brandon Nimmo, NYM $2 17.15
56 Manuel Margot, TB -$3 17.05
57 David Peralta, ARI $11 19.04
58 Alex Kirilloff, MIN -$3 20.09
59 Nick Senzel, CIN $9 12.11
60 Bryan Reynolds, PIT $10 20.06
61 Avisail Garcia, MIL -$4 25.08
62 Alex Dickerson, SF $4 22.03
Tier 9
63 Yasiel Puig, FA -$7 32.12
64 David Dahl, TEX $3 21.11
65 Adam Eaton, CWS $5 24.05
66 Jackie Bradley Jr., MIL $6 23.14
67 Willie Calhoun, TEX -$0 29.14
68 Justin Upton, LAA $5 22.05
69 Corey Dickerson, MIA $4 24.10
70 Robbie Grossman, DET -$6 25.01
71 Oscar Mercado, CLE -$8 32.07
72 Sam Hilliard, COL $2 20.11
73 Jo Adell, LAA -$13 27.03
Tier 10
74 Hunter Renfroe, BOS $0 24.14
75 Cristian Pache, ATL $6 25.12
76 Adam Duvall, MIA $2 21.15
77 Franchy Cordero, BOS -$0 25.07
78 Josh Naylor, CLE -$1 27.02
79 JaCoby Jones, DET -$3 31.02
80 Jason Heyward, CHC -$1 29.09
81 Gregory Polanco, PIT $0 23.12
82 Tyler O'Neill, STL $6 21.12
83 Harrison Bader, STL -$0 31.05
Utility [ jump to OF ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 J.D. Martinez, BOS $26 7.03
2 Nelson Cruz, MIN $33 7.04
3 Yordan Alvarez, HOU $18 6.08
Tier 2
4 Franmil Reyes, CLE $17 11.04
Tier 3
5 Shohei Ohtani, LAA $9 10.07
Starting Pitcher [ jump to RP ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Jacob deGrom, NYM $45 1.04
2 Gerrit Cole, NYY $49 1.07
Tier 2
3 Shane Bieber, CLE $31 1.09
4 Trevor Bauer, LAD $38 1.14
5 Yu Darvish, SD $21 1.15
6 Lucas Giolito, CWS $19 2.01
7 Aaron Nola, PHI $19 2.05
8 Max Scherzer, WAS $20 2.09
Tier 3
9 Clayton Kershaw, LAD $23 2.15
10 Luis Castillo, CIN $22 2.13
11 Jack Flaherty, STL $25 3.01
12 Walker Buehler, LAD $28 2.06
13 Brandon Woodruff, MIL $21 3.02
14 Lance Lynn, CWS $11 4.10
Tier 4
15 Corbin Burnes, MIL -$4 4.08
16 Tyler Glasnow, TB $11 3.14
17 Blake Snell, SD $13 3.13
18 Kenta Maeda, MIN $22 4.01
19 Stephen Strasburg, WAS $26 5.03
20 Dinelson Lamet, SD $13 9.08
21 Zach Plesac, CLE $9 6.03
22 Hyun-Jin Ryu, TOR $25 5.07
23 Jose Berrios, MIN $9 5.14
24 Max Fried, ATL -$0 5.06
25 Sonny Gray, CIN $20 6.14
Tier 5
26 Kyle Hendricks, CHC $24 5.15
27 Zack Wheeler, PHI $19 7.08
28 Ian Anderson, ATL -$4 6.15
29 Jesus Luzardo, OAK $2 7.02
30 Dylan Bundy, LAA $5 8.13
31 Chris Paddack, SD $13 7.07
32 Zack Greinke, HOU $34 7.06
33 Kevin Gausman, SF $4 10.03
34 Zac Gallen, ARI $6 6.09
Tier 6
35 Charlie Morton, ATL $28 7.14
36 Pablo Lopez, MIA $3 9.09
37 Sixto Sanchez, MIA $16 9.10
38 Sandy Alcantara, MIA -$1 9.04
39 Joe Musgrove, SD $12 8.12
40 Lance McCullers Jr., HOU $7 8.06
41 Patrick Corbin, WAS $17 9.14
42 Frankie Montas, OAK $5 11.03
43 Carlos Carrasco, NYM $0 13.02
44 Marco Gonzales, SEA $9 12.04
Tier 7
45 Michael Lorenzen, CIN -$0 31.01
46 Julio Urias, LAD $10 9.01
47 German Marquez, COL $9 13.04
48 Tyler Mahle, CIN -$7 11.12
49 Dustin May, LAD $5 16.06
50 Mike Soroka, ATL $11 13.03
51 Chris Bassitt, OAK $8 12.10
52 David Price, LAD $10 15.06
53 Aaron Civale, CLE $1 12.01
Tier 8
54 Zach Eflin, PHI -$7 12.09
55 Corey Kluber, NYY $10 11.08
56 Dallas Keuchel, CWS -$1 14.11
57 Triston McKenzie, CLE $11 13.15
58 Jameson Taillon, NYY $3 12.07
59 Marcus Stroman, NYM -$3 12.08
60 Jose Urquidy, HOU $2 13.01
61 Andrew Heaney, LAA $1 14.12
62 John Means, BAL $4 15.11
63 Eduardo Rodriguez, BOS $5 13.07
64 Cristian Javier, HOU $18 16.10
65 Drew Smyly, ATL -$12 17.01
66 Jordan Montgomery, NYY $0 14.13
67 Tony Gonsolin, LAD $6 17.07
Tier 9
68 Michael Pineda, MIN $7 16.02
69 Nathan Eovaldi, BOS -$2 17.11
70 Sean Manaea, OAK $6 16.12
71 James Paxton, SEA -$0 14.10
72 Zach Davies, CHC $6 16.15
73 Elieser Hernandez, MIA -$4 15.05
74 Ryan Yarbrough, TB $13 18.06
75 Brady Singer, KC $8 17.06
76 Framber Valdez, HOU -$5 17.12
77 Kwang-hyun Kim, STL $10 22.06
78 Nate Pearson, TOR -$5 21.10
Tier 10
79 Chris Sale, BOS $11 23.08
80 Jake Odorizzi, HOU $8 18.07
81 Mike Minor, KC $2 20.03
82 Matthew Boyd, DET $2 19.09
83 Dane Dunning, TEX $4 21.14
84 Justus Sheffield, SEA -$3 21.02
85 Michael Kopech, CWS -$11 24.04
86 Griffin Canning, LAA -$2 20.10
87 Taijuan Walker, NYM $5 18.05
88 Mitch Keller, PIT -$12 25.05
89 Brad Keller, KC $7 22.08
90 Freddy Peralta, MIL -$2 17.10
91 Tarik Skubal, DET $9 19.07
Tier 11
92 Domingo German, NYY $7 15.03
93 MacKenzie Gore, SD $1 24.11
94 Carlos Martinez, STL -$3 25.02
95 Nick Pivetta, BOS -$9 32.01
96 Yusei Kikuchi, SEA -$20 18.03
97 Noah Syndergaard, NYM $6 21.06
98 Caleb Smith, ARI $0 24.07
99 Josh Lindblom, MIL -$3 22.10
100 Robbie Ray, TOR -$13 18.02
Tier 12
101 Spencer Turnbull, DET $1 25.14
102 Deivi Garcia, NYY -$10 24.12
103 J.A. Happ, MIN -$2 24.03
104 Dylan Cease, CWS -$8 20.08
105 Tanner Houck, BOS -$4 33.12
106 Casey Mize, DET $7 26.12
107 Spencer Howard, PHI $1 31.06
108 Madison Bumgarner, ARI $8 21.01
109 Miles Mikolas, STL $1 33.09
110 Adbert Alzolay, CHC -$4 28.15
111 Luke Weaver, ARI -$6 26.15
112 Cal Quantrill, CLE -$4 30.12
113 Garrett Richards, BOS -$1 25.13
114 Adam Wainwright, STL -$8 20.13
115 Anthony DeSclafani, SF -$0 25.06
116 Jose Quintana, LAA -$7 24.13
117 Adrian Houser, MIL -$3 34.02
118 Alec Mills, CHC -$2 28.02
119 Rich Hill, TB -$2 27.13
120 Jon Gray, COL -$9 32.02
121 J.T. Brubaker, PIT -$9 32.08
Relief Pitcher [ jump to SP ]
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1
Tier 1
1 Josh Hader, MIL $14 4.11
2 Liam Hendriks, CWS $12 4.09
Tier 2
3 Aroldis Chapman, NYY $15 5.01
4 Edwin Diaz, NYM $7 5.11
5 Raisel Iglesias, LAA $10 6.07
6 James Karinchak, CLE -$2 7.09
Tier 3
7 Ryan Pressly, HOU $10 7.11
8 Kenley Jansen, LAD $9 8.02
9 Brad Hand, WAS $10 8.05
Tier 4
10 Nick Anderson, TB $1 19.11
11 Alex Colome, MIN $7 12.05
12 Will Smith, ATL $8 11.11
13 Taylor Rogers, MIN $6 16.03
14 Trevor Rosenthal, OAK $6 8.04
15 Jordan Romano, TOR -$1 18.14
16 Craig Kimbrel, CHC $4 12.06
17 Rafael Montero, SEA $7 13.05
Tier 5
18 Matt Barnes, BOS $6 15.08
19 Richard Rodriguez, PIT $6 14.15
20 Devin Williams, MIL -$1 12.12
21 Jordan Hicks, STL $0 13.08
22 Greg Holland, KC $7 16.04
23 Stefan Crichton, ARI -$1 23.04
24 Giovanny Gallegos, STL $5 20.12
Tier 6
25 Hector Neris, PHI $6 19.14
26 Jake Diekman, OAK -$0 28.10
27 Amir Garrett, CIN $3 14.03
28 Archie Bradley, PHI $2 19.05
29 Mark Melancon, SD -$4 19.02
30 Anthony Bass, MIA $5 16.08
Tier 7
31 Tanner Rainey, WAS $1 29.02
32 Hunter Harvey, BAL -$5 35.07
33 Chris Martin, ATL $4 23.03
34 Yimi Garcia, MIA $3 26.08
35 Zack Britton, NYY -$3 35.13
36 A.J. Puk, OAK -$6 24.08
37 Alex Reyes, STL -$9 24.06
38 Drew Pomeranz, SD -$4 20.07
Tier 8
39 Jonathan Hernandez, TEX -$5 37.02
40 Blake Treinen, LAD -$0 28.06
41 Peter Fairbanks, TB -$4 23.10
42 Emmanuel Clase, CLE -$1 28.07
43 Bryan Garcia, DET -$4 29.10
44 Jose Leclerc, TEX -$2 26.05
45 Diego Castillo, TB $1 19.15
46 Lucas Sims, CIN -$1 27.05