Current Steamer Fantasy Rankings and Auction Values

If you’ve been wishing current Steamer projections were turned into fantasy values, wish no more, asĀ I have done the work for you.

Below you’ll find the top 100 players for next year based on current Steamer projections, calculated using the evaluation system explained and updated on this site some time ago. The valuations are built for $260 budgets and standardĀ 5×5 roto fantasy leagues, where only one catcher is started. Players are listed at their primary positions from 2014. The “obp$$” column in what the players are worth in an OBP format, in case you’re more interested in that sort of thing.

If you would like to view the rankings for all 7334 players projected by Steamer, please peruse this spreadsheet, for it is far too large to be posted on these hallowed pages.

Both the top 100 and the spreadsheet were updated at 10:55a ET to reflect a previous error.

rnk name pos $$ obp$$
1 Mike Trout OF 48.64 51.49
2 Giancarlo Stanton OF 42.41 46.91
3 Clayton Kershaw SP 41.04 40.86
4 Jose Bautista OF 36.96 43.81
5 Andrew McCutchen OF 36.10 38.00
6 Miguel Cabrera 1B 35.49 30.51
7 Troy Tulowitzki SS 32.60 35.55
8 Max Scherzer SP 31.77 31.62
9 Jose Altuve 2B 31.48 27.00
10 Chris Sale SP 30.15 30.01
11 Felix Hernandez SP 29.54 29.41
12 Madison Bumgarner SP 29.01 28.88
13 Yasiel Puig OF 28.96 29.05
14 Hanley Ramirez SS 27.33 29.64
15 Adam Jones OF 27.22 21.80
16 Robinson Cano 2B 27.14 26.90
17 Jose Abreu 1B 26.29 22.31
18 Stephen Strasburg SP 26.15 26.04
19 Carlos Gomez OF 25.98 25.20
20 Ryan Braun OF 25.91 24.96
21 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 25.85 25.88
22 Buster Posey C 25.09 24.30
23 Edwin Encarnacion 1B 25.03 24.76
24 Bryce Harper OF 24.79 26.51
25 Adrian Beltre 3B 24.72 21.98
26 Jacoby Ellsbury OF 24.43 22.47
27 Zack Greinke SP 24.38 24.27
28 Yu Darvish SP 24.15 24.05
29 David Price SP 24.01 23.91
30 Corey Kluber SP 23.65 23.55
31 Carlos Gonzalez OF 23.57 22.25
32 Billy Hamilton OF 22.89 21.52
33 Aroldis Chapman RP 22.55 22.45
34 Yoenis Cespedes OF 21.87 19.14
35 Charlie Blackmon OF 21.61 18.18
36 Ian Kinsler 2B 21.26 21.22
37 Michael Brantley OF 20.53 17.78
38 Anthony Rizzo 1B 20.29 19.41
39 Jose Reyes SS 20.27 19.31
40 Masahiro Tanaka SP 20.20 20.11
41 Jason Heyward OF 19.99 22.17
42 Jon Lester SP 19.95 19.86
43 Starling Marte OF 19.82 17.51
44 Evan Gattis C 19.65 19.42
45 Matt Harvey SP 19.14 19.06
46 Josh Donaldson 3B 19.06 21.49
47 Hunter Pence OF 18.84 17.30
48 Matt Holliday OF 18.84 21.16
49 J.D. Martinez OF 18.79 15.72
50 George Springer OF 18.62 23.27
51 Craig Kimbrel RP 18.51 18.43
52 Corey Dickerson OF 18.44 15.06
53 Alex Gordon OF 17.99 18.76
54 Anthony Rendon 3B 17.53 18.10
55 Jordan Zimmermann SP 17.51 17.44
56 Johnny Cueto SP 17.48 17.41
57 Dustin Pedroia 2B 17.48 18.64
58 Cole Hamels SP 17.24 17.17
59 Victor Martinez 1B 16.95 10.95
60 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP 16.93 16.85
61 Christian Yelich OF 16.81 17.85
62 David Ortiz 1B 16.62 15.48
63 Kole Calhoun OF 16.54 15.53
64 Kenley Jansen RP 16.50 16.43
65 Melky Cabrera OF 16.07 12.49
66 Shin-Soo Choo OF 16.04 21.69
67 Hisashi Iwakuma SP 15.72 15.65
68 Pablo Sandoval 3B 15.70 13.38
69 Greg Holland RP 15.66 15.59
70 Ben Zobrist 2B 15.57 20.53
71 Ian Desmond SS 15.54 16.81
72 Brian McCann C 15.48 16.63
73 James Shields SP 15.05 14.98
74 Justin Upton OF 14.94 17.81
75 Freddie Freeman 1B 14.93 14.01
76 Torii Hunter OF 14.91 10.15
77 Nelson Cruz OF 14.85 14.66
78 Nolan Arenado 3B 14.72 10.99
79 Prince Fielder 1B 14.40 14.38
80 Jorge Soler OF 14.10 13.09
81 Jose Fernandez SP 14.03 13.97
82 Koji Uehara RP 13.91 13.85
83 Ryan Zimmerman OF 13.89 13.46
84 Denard Span OF 13.77 10.89
85 Evan Longoria 3B 13.62 16.54
86 Albert Pujols 1B 13.60 8.73
87 Jason Kipnis 2B 13.51 17.44
88 Adrian Gonzalez 1B 13.48 7.76
89 Brett Gardner OF 13.47 15.01
90 Brandon Moss OF 13.44 16.05
91 Jayson Werth OF 13.31 15.12
92 Cliff Lee SP 13.29 13.23
93 Joaquin Benoit RP 13.20 13.15
94 Alex Cobb SP 12.90 12.84
95 Brian Dozier 2B 12.84 18.09
96 Oswaldo Arcia OF 12.83 12.31
97 Adam Wainwright SP 12.79 12.73
98 Matt Kemp OF 12.63 12.77
99 Brandon McCarthy SP 12.56 12.50
100 Leonys Martin OF 12.43 10.48

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Dan
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Dan

It seems like the OBP$$ column has lower numbers, but follows the same order as the $$ column. I would expect that the columns would differ in order, with some players being much more valuable (or much less valuable, depending on your perspective) in OBP leagues.

albertkly
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albertkly

Yeah, agreed.

CM52
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CM52

Yeah that’s a pretty clear formatting error.

Dave
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Dave

I can’t believe they still let zach handle this stuff..

Skin Blues
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Skin Blues

He accidentally copied the wrong column. It’s not the end of the world, I’m sure it’ll be fixed pretty soon.

G
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G

Def something going on with $OBP none of the values are higher for $OBP

Skin Blues
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Skin Blues

The issue is that the OBP values are based on a $255 budget rather than $260 that is used for the regular 5×5. I don’t know if that was intentional or not, but yeah, it doesn’t allow for an easy comparison of values between the two formats.

Skin Blues
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Skin Blues

Haha, actually the OBP values are the exact same as the 5×5 values, the only difference between the two is that one is for a $260 budget and the other is for a $255 budget. There’s been no adjustment for OBP at all. Zach probably just copied over the wrong column, which seems to be one used in a league that has 5 reserves and he has allocated $5 apiece for those reserves.