2015 End of Season Fantasy Rankings: Top 300

The 2015 fantasy baseball season has come to a close, so it is time to look back at the season past and determine which players were the most valuable at each position. While we’ve yet to look at relievers, let’s prepare for the holiday season by taking a glance at the top 300 overall players.

The players were ranked based on their 2015 production, using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and standard 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started. Players are listed only at their primary positions from 2015.

One important thing to note is the premium (or lack thereof) placed on the position a player occupies in your lineup. For example, while a first baseman may be able to accumulate superior overall numbers, the availability of such production lower in the rankings severely dampers the amount the player was worth. These rankings are meant to reflect a player’s value should he have occupied this spot in your lineup for the entire year. A player who missed time due to injury but put up great numbers during his time on the field would be worth less.

With all that in mind, here are your rankings:

2015 End of Season Fantasy Rankings: Top 300 Overall
Name pos $$
1 Jake Arrieta SP 43.07
2 Bryce Harper OF 41.90
3 A.J. Pollock OF 40.01
4 Clayton Kershaw SP 39.80
5 Zack Greinke SP 39.76
6 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 36.65
7 Josh Donaldson 3B 36.12
8 Mike Trout OF 35.48
9 Yoenis Cespedes OF 33.27
10 Dee Gordon 2B 32.90
11 Nelson Cruz OF 32.07
12 Jose Bautista OF 32.04
13 Max Scherzer SP 30.94
14 Lorenzo Cain OF 30.85
15 Dallas Keuchel SP 30.43
16 Nolan Arenado 3B 29.86
17 Charlie Blackmon OF 29.86
18 Jose Altuve 2B 29.69
19 J.D. Martinez OF 29.35
20 Ryan Braun OF 28.40
21 Starling Marte OF 27.99
22 Manny Machado 3B 27.46
23 Andrew McCutchen OF 27.34
24 David Price SP 27.06
25 Chris Davis 1B 26.95
26 Madison Bumgarner SP 26.76
27 Mookie Betts OF 26.26
28 Carlos Gonzalez OF 26.06
29 Anthony Rizzo 1B 25.54
30 Buster Posey C 25.04
31 Edwin Encarnacion 1B 24.75
32 Gerrit Cole SP 24.64
33 Joey Votto 1B 24.52
34 Jacob deGrom SP 24.27
35 Matt Kemp OF 22.37
36 Michael Brantley OF 21.99
37 Justin Upton OF 21.75
38 Adam Eaton OF 21.27
39 Shin-Soo Choo OF 20.79
40 Curtis Granderson OF 20.79
41 Eric Hosmer 1B 20.52
42 Matt Harvey SP 20.44
43 Jose Abreu 1B 20.28
44 Jason Heyward OF 20.17
45 Ben Revere OF 20.11
46 Kris Bryant 3B 19.79
47 Chris Sale SP 19.68
48 Brett Gardner OF 19.30
49 Ian Kinsler 2B 19.09
50 Xander Bogaerts SS 19.01
51 Sonny Gray SP 18.98
52 DJ LeMahieu 2B 18.53
53 David Ortiz 1B 18.08
54 Prince Fielder 1B 17.98
55 David Peralta OF 17.90
56 Brandon Phillips 2B 17.89
57 Brian Dozier 2B 17.73
58 Chris Archer SP 17.35
59 Kevin Pillar OF 17.33
60 Matt Carpenter 3B 17.30
61 Adam Jones OF 17.19
62 Kendrys Morales 1B 17.07
63 Todd Frazier 3B 16.98
64 Robinson Cano 2B 16.78
65 Albert Pujols 1B 16.61
66 Gerardo Parra OF 16.54
67 Dexter Fowler OF 16.53
68 Corey Kluber SP 16.51
69 Kole Calhoun OF 16.07
70 Carlos Carrasco SP 16.05
71 Josh Reddick OF 15.60
72 Mark Melancon RP 15.20
73 Ender Inciarte OF 14.94
74 Felix Hernandez SP 14.84
75 Jason Kipnis 2B 14.83
76 Russell Martin C 14.63
77 Gregory Polanco OF 14.58
78 John Lackey SP 14.44
79 Brian McCann C 14.31
80 Danny Salazar SP 14.18
81 Marco Estrada SP 14.12
82 Billy Burns OF 14.04
83 Jon Lester SP 14.04
84 Jeurys Familia RP 13.60
85 Adrian Gonzalez 1B 13.28
86 Jay Bruce OF 13.12
87 Cameron Maybin OF 12.92
88 Andrew Miller RP 12.83
89 Miguel Cabrera 1B 12.51
90 Matt Duffy 3B 12.50
91 Logan Forsythe 2B 12.48
92 Masahiro Tanaka SP 12.41
93 Wade Davis RP 12.39
94 Evan Gattis OF 12.39
95 Michael Wacha SP 11.97
96 Cole Hamels SP 11.76
97 Kyle Seager 3B 11.72
98 Adrian Beltre 3B 11.67
99 Billy Hamilton OF 11.57
100 Noah Syndergaard SP 11.55
101 Melky Cabrera OF 11.55
102 Aroldis Chapman RP 11.53
103 Johnny Cueto SP 11.51
104 Francisco Liriano SP 11.49
105 Zach Britton RP 11.39
106 Carlos Martinez SP 11.39
107 Hector Rondon RP 11.14
108 Trevor Rosenthal RP 10.85
109 Jaime Garcia SP 10.82
110 Christian Yelich OF 10.78
111 Craig Kimbrel RP 10.68
112 Odubel Herrera OF 10.56
113 Delino Deshields OF 10.52
114 Mike Moustakas 3B 10.34
115 David Robertson RP 10.20
116 Carlos Correa SS 10.10
117 Torii Hunter OF 10.10
118 Kenley Jansen RP 10.02
119 Giancarlo Stanton OF 9.81
120 Adam Lind 1B 9.75
121 Khris Davis OF 9.73
122 Troy Tulowitzki SS 9.69
123 Dellin Betances RP 9.67
124 Brandon Belt 1B 9.61
125 Stephen Strasburg SP 9.60
126 Stephen Vogt C 9.59
127 Brandon Crawford SS 9.56
128 Chris Colabello OF 9.40
129 George Springer OF 9.40
130 Neil Walker 2B 9.39
131 Garrett Richards SP 9.37
132 Kolten Wong 2B 9.31
133 Salvador Perez C 9.17
134 Collin McHugh SP 9.16
135 Carlos Gomez OF 9.09
136 Francisco Rodriguez RP 9.06
137 Carlos Beltran OF 8.90
138 Shawn Tolleson RP 8.79
139 Luke Gregerson RP 8.74
140 Elvis Andrus SS 8.72
141 A.J. Ramos RP 8.67
142 Nick Markakis OF 8.62
143 Jordan Zimmermann SP 8.60
144 Mark Trumbo OF 8.59
145 Marlon Byrd OF 8.37
146 Colby Rasmus OF 8.29
147 Tyson Ross SP 8.22
148 Jake Odorizzi SP 8.11
149 Derek Norris C 8.00
150 Ben Zobrist 2B 7.93
151 Dan Haren SP 7.89
152 Wei-Yin Chen SP 7.89
153 Jason Hammel SP 7.82
154 Evan Longoria 3B 7.52
155 Eddie Rosario OF 7.51
156 Daniel Murphy 2B 7.43
157 Chris Young SP 7.37
158 Mark Teixeira 1B 7.36
159 Avisail Garcia OF 7.31
160 Howie Kendrick 2B 7.23
161 Austin Jackson OF 7.13
162 Kevin Kiermaier OF 7.13
163 Jose Reyes SS 6.91
164 Andre Ethier OF 6.86
165 Scott Kazmir SP 6.85
166 Lance Lynn SP 6.85
167 Jhonny Peralta SS 6.81
168 Cody Allen RP 6.79
169 Yunel Escobar 3B 6.78
170 Mitch Moreland 1B 6.71
171 Erasmo Ramirez SP 6.66
172 Carlos Santana 1B 6.59
173 Huston Street RP 6.57
174 Hisashi Iwakuma SP 6.55
175 Shelby Miller SP 6.50
176 Francisco Lindor SS 6.50
177 Santiago Casilla RP 6.44
178 Jacoby Ellsbury OF 6.29
179 Hanley Ramirez OF 6.28
180 Jose Quintana SP 6.19
181 Anthony Gose OF 6.08
182 James Shields SP 5.96
183 Chris Coghlan OF 5.94
184 Trevor Plouffe 3B 5.93
185 Mike Leake SP 5.77
186 Nick Hundley C 5.58
187 Jonathan Papelbon RP 5.55
188 Brad Boxberger RP 5.50
189 Francisco Cervelli C 5.40
190 Edinson Volquez SP 5.37
191 Brad Ziegler RP 5.18
192 Ken Giles RP 5.17
193 Darren O’Day RP 5.16
194 Alex Rodriguez DH 5.11
195 Kyle Hendricks SP 5.09
196 J.A. Happ SP 5.07
197 Michael Taylor OF 5.01
198 Pedro Alvarez 1B 4.90
199 Ian Desmond SS 4.90
200 Asdrubal Cabrera SS 4.85
201 Lucas Duda 1B 4.82
202 Rougned Odor 2B 4.80
203 Randal Grichuk OF 4.69
204 Freddie Freeman 1B 4.61
205 Hector Santiago SP 4.60
206 Joc Pederson OF 4.42
207 Joakim Soria RP 4.18
208 Jean Segura SS 4.15
209 Josh Tomlin SP 4.11
210 Lance McCullers SP 4.11
211 Danny Valencia 3B 4.06
212 Justin Verlander SP 4.05
213 Roberto Osuna RP 4.03
214 Mike Fiers SP 4.00
215 Erick Aybar SS 4.00
216 J.T. Realmuto C 3.97
217 R.A. Dickey SP 3.87
218 Mark Buehrle SP 3.85
219 Yordano Ventura SP 3.84
220 Bartolo Colon SP 3.74
221 Gregor Blanco OF 3.74
222 Michael Pineda SP 3.63
223 Alcides Escobar SS 3.56
224 Rajai Davis OF 3.49
225 A.J. Pierzynski C 3.42
226 Glen Perkins RP 3.41
227 Mark Canha 1B 3.40
228 Joe Panik 2B 3.35
229 Justin Turner 3B 3.26
230 Steven Souza OF 3.20
231 Jake Marisnick OF 3.18
232 A.J. Burnett SP 3.18
233 Carson Smith RP 3.16
234 Jung-ho Kang 3B 3.06
235 Koji Uehara RP 3.05
236 Marcus Semien SS 3.04
237 Kevin Siegrist RP 3.04
238 Drew Storen RP 3.02
239 Clay Buchholz SP 2.97
240 Tyler Clippard RP 2.94
241 Colby Lewis SP 2.87
242 Alexei Ramirez SS 2.85
243 Welington Castillo C 2.81
244 Will Harris RP 2.63
245 Taijuan Walker SP 2.59
246 Kyle Gibson SP 2.54
247 Jake Peavy SP 2.52
248 Chris Heston SP 2.28
249 Starlin Castro SS 2.27
250 Kyle Schwarber OF 2.18
251 Julio Teheran SP 2.05
252 Cesar Hernandez 2B 2.03
253 Nate Karns SP 1.92
254 Joe Mauer 1B 1.73
255 Jimmy Nelson SP 1.72
256 Aaron Hicks OF 1.67
257 Joaquin Benoit RP 1.65
258 Jose Fernandez SP 1.61
259 Chris Young OF 1.52
260 Freddy Galvis SS 1.47
261 Yovani Gallardo SP 1.36
262 Cody Anderson SP 1.32
263 Taylor Jungmann SP 1.30
264 Ubaldo Jimenez SP 1.29
265 Brett Lawrie 3B 1.25
266 Kevin Jepsen RP 1.25
267 Jonathan Lucroy C 1.14
268 Wilson Ramos C 1.07
269 Gio Gonzalez SP 1.06
270 Justin Bour 1B 1.00
271 Brock Holt 2B 1.00
272 Yangervis Solarte 3B 1.00
273 Miguel Montero C 1.00
274 Angel Pagan OF 1.00
275 Wilmer Flores SS 1.00
276 Ian Kennedy SP 1.00
277 Jason Grilli RP 1.00
278 Tony Watson RP 0.99
279 Yadier Molina C 0.99
280 Eduardo Rodriguez SP 0.96
281 Alex Wood SP 0.96
282 Addison Russell 2B 0.88
283 C.J. Wilson SP 0.88
284 Alex Gordon OF 0.81
285 Yasmany Tomas OF 0.76
286 Adam Warren RP 0.69
287 Brett Cecil RP 0.67
288 Nori Aoki OF 0.57
289 Dustin Pedroia 2B 0.57
290 Didi Gregorius SS 0.57
291 Greg Holland RP 0.56
292 Drew Smyly SP 0.40
293 Joe Blanton RP 0.40
294 Brandon Guyer OF 0.34
295 Brett Anderson SP 0.27
296 David Murphy OF 0.22
297 Trevor Bauer SP 0.17
298 Tommy Milone SP 0.17
299 Jesse Hahn SP 0.17
300 Kelly Johnson OF 0.12
SOURCE: @zvsanders | FanGraphs

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Jesse
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Jesse

Interesting to not see Sano make it on to here.

Steve
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Steve

I didn’t see M. Franco on here either. Maybe I overlooked him. But yeah you would think they were more valuable than some of the guys listed.