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    Fantasy Baseball: Mixed League Rankings and Printable Cheat Sheet

    Doug Anderson April 1, 2016 2:13PM EDT
    Fantasy Baseball draft season is nearing its end. You’ve gobbled up every bit of player analysis and digested all of the Fantasy Baseball draft strategy you can handle. You’ve learned the player pool and you know your personal sleepers and the players you think are going to bust.

    2016 Mixed League Rankings and Cheat SheetWith so little time in the draft season remaining I wanted to find one last way to help out. Here it is. I present to you my 2016 Mixed League Rankings and corresponding Cheat Sheet.

    As you see my mixed league rankings you’ll no doubt notice that they are strictly by position. I am one of those people who find very little use in overall rankings. After the first few rounds, your choices are more about positional needs and categorical needs. By now you’re aware that the projection process is imperfect to say the least. Why let a few numbers in a set of overall rankings get you thinking there’s a real difference between two players. Even within my positional rankings the difference can be just a matter of preference. I’ve got Yasmani Grandal ranked a few slots ahead of J.T. Realmuto, but if you’d like to grab a sneaky 12-to-15 stolen bases, then by all means, take Realmuto.

    I tried to lay out my mixed league rankings in a clean, easy to use way. If you want something to take to your draft please download my Printable 2016 Mixed League Rankings and Cheat Sheet.

    In fact after drafting on so many different sites this year, I’ve come to believe that a cheat sheet is a must, even when you’re drafting online. The various draft interfaces really fall short when it comes to tracking the remaining players at a given position, and that is a huge shortcoming late in a draft when you need to know which positions you can wait on and which you need to grab.

    Third base, in particular, is a position I have been burned on in a few drafts. There are some awesome studs at the top of the third base rankings, but the lowest I really want to go is at No. 11 with Evan Longoria. After that things really get dicey.

    These Mixed League Rankings are based on 12-team leagues, with 20 games played in 2015 to qualify at a position. If Manny Machado is eligible at shortstop in your league, please move him right to the top.

    I’ve also tried not to overload the cheat sheet with excess baggage. There may be players I haven’t included that you like. On the Printable Cheat Sheet, I included a section for notes where you can add a few players if need be.

    Hopefully, these Mixed League Rankings and the corresponding cheat sheet can give you a last minute boost as you get ready for the most important day of the Fantasy Baseball season. Good luck, and as always, feel free to shoot your questions and comments to me on twitter (@rotodaddy).

    Catcher
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Buster Posey
    8
    Yasmani Grandal
    15
    Nick Hundley
    22
    Jason Castro
    2
    Kyle Schwarber
    9
    Devin Mesoraco
    16
    Wilson Ramos
    23
    James McCann
    3
    Jonathan Lucroy
    10
    Stephen Vogt
    17
    Francisco Cervelli
    24
    A.J. Pierzynski
    4
    Brian McCann
    11
    Welington Castillo
    18
    Derek Norris
    25
    Robinson Chirinos
    5
    Travis d’Arnaud
    12
    J.T. Realmuto
    19
    Miguel Montero
    26
    Kurt Suzuki
    6
    Salvador Perez
    13
    Yan Gomes
    20
    Yadier Molina
    27
    Dioner Navarro
    7
    Russell Martin
    14
    Matt Wieters
    21
    Blake Swihart
    28
    Cameron Rupp
    1st Base
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Paul Goldschmidt
    8
    Adrian Gonzalez
    15
    Lucas Duda
    22
    Mitch Moreland
    2
    Anthony Rizzo
    9
    Albert Pujols
    16
    Pedro Alvarez
    23
    Chris Carter
    3
    Miguel Cabrera
    10
    Freddie Freeman
    17
    Justin Bour
    24
    C.J. Cron
    4
    Chris Davis
    11
    Brandon Belt
    18
    Carlos Santana
    25
    A.J. Reed
    5
    Jose Abreu
    12
    Eric Hosmer
    19
    Adam Lind
    26
    Ben Paulsen
    6
    Edwin Encarnacion
    13
    Byung-ho Park
    20
    Mark Teixeira
    27
    Joe Mauer
    7
    Joey Votto
    14
    Ryan Zimmerman
    21
    Mike Napoli
    28
    Ryan Howard
    2nd Base
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Jose Altuve
    8
    Ian Kinsler
    15
    Ben Zobrist
    22
    Howie Kendrick
    2
    Dee Gordon
    9
    Anthony Rendon
    16
    Josh Harrison
    23
    Brett Lawrie
    3
    Robinson Cano
    10
    Daniel Murphy
    17
    Logan Forsythe
    24
    Devon Travis
    4
    Jason Kipnis
    11
    Dustin Pedroia
    18
    Neil Walker
    25
    Joe Panik
    5
    Brian Dozier
    12
    Kolten Wong
    19
    Brandon Phillips
    6
    Rougned Odor
    13
    DJ LeMahieu
    20
    Jonathan Schoop
    3rd Base
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Josh Donaldson
    8
    Matt Carpenter
    15
    Matt Duffy
    22
    Pablo Sandoval
    2
    Nolan Arenado
    9
    Kyle Seager
    16
    Yasmany Tomas
    23
    Danny Valencia
    3
    Manny Machado
    10
    Adrian Beltre
    17
    Justin Turner
    24
    Hector Olivera
    4
    Kris Bryant
    11
    Evan Longoria
    18
    Adonis Garcia
    25
    Martin Prado
    5
    Todd Frazier
    12
    Mike Moustakas
    19
    Nick Castellanos
    26
    Tyler White
    6
    Maikel Franco
    13
    David Wright
    20
    Trevor Plouffe
    27
    Luis Valbuena
    Shortstop
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Carlos Correa
    9
    Elvis Andrus
    17
    Marcus Semien
    25
    Javier Baez
    2
    Troy Tulowitzki
    10
    Brandon Crawford
    18
    Eugenio Suarez
    26
    Jonathan Villar
    3
    Xander Bogaerts
    11
    Ketel Marte
    19
    Eduardo Escobar
    27
    J.J. Hardy
    4
    Corey Seager
    12
    Starlin Castro
    20
    Erick Aybar
    28
    Jhonny Peralta
    5
    Francisco Lindor
    13
    Trevor Story
    21
    Asdrubal Cabrera
    29
    Didi Gregorius
    6
    Jung-ho Kang
    14
    Brad Miller
    22
    Alexei Ramirez
    30
    Jose Reyes
    7
    Ian Desmond
    15
    Alcides Escobar
    23
    Jose Iglesias
    31
    Adeiny Hechavarria
    8
    Addison Russell
    16
    Jean Segura
    24
    Trea Turner
    32
    Jimmy Rollins
    Outfield
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Mike Trout
    21
    Michael Brantley
    41
    Corey Dickerson
    61
    Melky Cabrera
    2
    Bryce Harper
    22
    Jason Heyward
    42
    David Peralta
    62
    Domingo Santana
    3
    Giancarlo Stanton
    23
    Yasiel Puig
    43
    Curtis Granderson
    63
    Odubel Herrera
    4
    A.J. Pollock
    24
    Gregory Polanco
    44
    Jay Bruce
    64
    Michael Taylor
    5
    Mookie Betts
    25
    Hunter Pence
    45
    Kevin Pillar
    65
    Cameron Maybin
    6
    Andrew McCutchen
    26
    Christian Yelich
    46
    Joc Pederson
    66
    Nori Aoki
    7
    J.D. Martinez
    27
    Brett Gardner
    47
    Khris Davis
    67
    Colby Rasmus
    8
    Jose Bautista
    28
    Matt Kemp
    48
    Kevin Kiermaier
    68
    Chris Colabello
    9
    Charlie Blackmon
    29
    Billy Burns
    49
    Delino Deshields
    69
    Avisail Garcia
    10
    Starling Marte
    30
    Randal Grichuk
    50
    Alex Gordon
    70
    Jayson Werth
    11
    Justin Upton
    31
    Jacoby Ellsbury
    51
    Ender Inciarte
    71
    Carlos Beltran
    12
    George Springer
    32
    Adam Eaton
    52
    Michael Conforto
    72
    Jackie Bradley Jr.
    13
    Nelson Cruz
    33
    Kole Calhoun
    53
    Josh Reddick
    73
    Jorge Soler
    14
    Ryan Braun
    34
    Shin-Soo Choo
    54
    Wil Myers
    74
    Rusney Castillo
    15
    Adam Jones
    35
    Stephen Piscotty
    55
    Eddie Rosario
    75
    Leonys Martin
    16
    Carlos Gomez
    36
    Hanley Ramirez
    56
    Marcell Ozuna
    76
    Nick Markakis
    17
    Yoenis Cespedes
    37
    Ben Revere
    57
    Jarrod Dyson
    77
    Andre Ethier
    18
    Carlos Gonzalez
    38
    Billy Hamilton
    58
    Matt Holliday
    78
    Steven Souza
    19
    Lorenzo Cain
    39
    Mark Trumbo
    59
    Denard Span
    20
    Gerardo Parra
    40
    Dexter Fowler
    60
    Byron Buxton
    Designated Hitter
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Miguel Sano
    4
    Kendrys Morales
    7
    Victor Martinez
    2
    Prince Fielder
    5
    Alex Rodriguez
    8
    Billy Butler
    3
    David Ortiz
    6
    Evan Gattis
    9
    John Jaso
    Starting Pitchers
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Clayton Kershaw
    26
    Tyson Ross
    51
    Kyle Hendricks
    76
    Vincent Velasquez
    2
    Jake Arrieta
    27
    Marcus Stroman
    52
    John Lackey
    77
    Kyle Gibson
    3
    Max Scherzer
    28
    Michael Wacha
    53
    Kenta Maeda
    78
    Ervin Santana
    4
    Chris Sale
    29
    Garrett Richards
    54
    Yu Darvish
    79
    Phil Hughes
    5
    Matt Harvey
    30
    Francisco Liriano
    55
    Collin McHugh
    80
    Eduardo Rodriguez
    6
    Madison Bumgarner
    31
    Patrick Corbin
    56
    Matt Moore
    81
    Hector Santiago
    7
    Jacob deGrom
    32
    Drew Smyly
    57
    Gio Gonzalez
    82
    Homer Bailey
    8
    Jose Fernandez
    33
    Jake Odorizzi
    58
    Scott Kazmir
    83
    R.A. Dickey
    9
    Corey Kluber
    34
    Carlos Martinez
    59
    Jose Quintana
    84
    Zack Wheeler
    10
    Stephen Strasburg
    35
    Michael Pineda
    60
    Aaron Nola
    85
    Wade Miley
    11
    David Price
    36
    Steven Matz
    61
    Mike Fiers
    86
    Rick Porcello
    12
    Zack Greinke
    37
    Jeff Samardzija
    62
    Andrew Heaney
    87
    Matt Shoemaker
    13
    Gerrit Cole
    38
    James Shields
    63
    Anibal Sanchez
    88
    Edinson Volquez
    14
    Carlos Carrasco
    39
    Jordan Zimmermann
    64
    Joe Ross
    89
    Alex Wood
    15
    Dallas Keuchel
    40
    Hisashi Iwakuma
    65
    Clay Buchholz
    90
    Tyler Glasnow
    16
    Felix Hernandez
    41
    Taijuan Walker
    66
    Ian Kennedy
    91
    Jose Berrios
    17
    Chris Archer
    42
    Luis Severino
    67
    Mike Leake
    92
    Jimmy Nelson
    18
    Noah Syndergaard
    43
    Masahiro Tanaka
    68
    Jaime Garcia
    93
    Chris Tillman
    19
    Jon Lester
    44
    Wei-Yin Chen
    69
    Juan Nicasio
    94
    Tanner Roark
    20
    Justin Verlander
    45
    Raisel Iglesias
    70
    Andrew Cashner
    95
    Nate Karns
    21
    Johnny Cueto
    46
    Shelby Miller
    71
    Marco Estrada
    96
    Nathan Eovaldi
    22
    Adam Wainwright
    47
    Yordano Ventura
    72
    Jason Hammel
    97
    Jon Niese
    23
    Sonny Gray
    48
    Julio Teheran
    73
    Kevin Gausman
    98
    Yovani Gallardo
    24
    Cole Hamels
    49
    Carlos Rodon
    74
    Anthony Desclafani
    99
    Taylor Jungmann
    25
    Danny Salazar
    50
    Lance McCullers
    75
    Aaron Sanchez
    100
    Doug Fister
    Relief Pitcher
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    Rnk
    Player
    1
    Craig Kimbrel
    12
    Hector Rondon
    23
    Sean Doolittle
    34
    Ryan Madson
    2
    Kenley Jansen
    13
    A.J. Ramos
    24
    Roberto Osuna
    35
    Sergio Romo
    3
    Wade Davis
    14
    Francisco Rodriguez
    25
    Brad Boxberger
    36
    Nate Jones
    4
    Aroldis Chapman
    15
    Shawn Tolleson
    26
    Dellin Betances
    37
    David Hernandez
    5
    Jeurys Familia
    16
    Huston Street
    27
    Andrew Miller
    38
    Hunter Strickland
    6
    David Robertson
    17
    Jonathan Papelbon
    28
    Arodys Vizcaino
    39
    Kevin Quackenbush
    7
    Cody Allen
    18
    Glen Perkins
    29
    Drew Storen
    40
    Joakim Soria
    8
    Trevor Rosenthal
    19
    Santiago Casilla
    30
    Fernando Rodney
    41
    Andrew Bailey
    9
    Ken Giles
    20
    Jake McGee
    31
    Luke Gregerson
    42
    Tyler Clippard
    10
    Zach Britton
    21
    Steve Cishek
    32
    Joaquin Benoit
    43
    Keone Kela
    11
    Mark Melancon
    22
    Jason Grilli
    33
    Alex Colome
    44
    Brandon Maurer

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