2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings — Top 20 Players By Average Draft Position

Pat Mayo steps aside for DK Live’s Garion Thorne and the Athletic’s Chris Meaney as they review the 2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings based off the latest average draft position. The guys debate the player placements and give their surprises on who isn’t currently being drafted inside the Top 20 of early 2019 Fantasy Baseball drafts.

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2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Show Index

5:30 Ronald Acuna Jr.
9:50 Jose Ramirez & Francisco Lindor
13:15 J.D. Martinez
15:33 Christian Yelich
20:23 Javier Baez
23:15 Jose Altuve & Alex Bregman
28:00 Trevor Story
32:00 Surprises outside Top 20 ADP
33:00 Paul Goldschmidt
33:55 Charlie Blackmon
35:45 Clayton Kershaw
37:45 Kris Bryant
41:00 Jacob deGrom
43:15 Chris Sale
48:25 Giveaways


2019 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Current Top 20 ADP (January 2019)

1. Mike Trout (1.25)
2. Mookie Betts (1.91)
3. Jose Ramirez (3.98)
4. Francisco Lindor (4.65)
5. JD Martinez (7.06)
6. Trea Turner (7.59)
7. Nolan Arenado (7.93)
8. Max Scherzer (8.47)
9. Christian Yelich (9.28)
10. Ronald Acuna Jr. (10.09)
11. Manny Machado (10.55)
12. Alex Bregman (12.08)
13. Chris Sale (14.26)
14. Javier Baez (15.83)
15. Bryce Harper (15.83)
16. Jacob DeGrom (16.08)
17. Aaron Judge (18.37)
18. Jose Altuve (18.88)
19. Trevor Story (19.76)
20. Freddie Freeman (20.39)


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