January 27, 2022

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2022 Top 500 Dynasty Rankings – with Top 150 Prospects

Welcome to my fantasy baseball dynasty rankings, freshly updated for 2022. I built the first draft of the 2022 list at the end of the 2021 season, and then took those rankings for a test drive against some of the better dynasty players out there in a deep mock draft. This process of actually using a list to draft a team, where you have to make real choices between players, always results in significant and important changes.

Before you dig in, here’s a brief guide to how to use the rankings:

1. This assumes traditional 5×5 roto dynasty leagues. You’ll need to make adjustments for OBP leagues, QS leagues, etc.

2. Do not use this – or any dynasty list for that matter – as a straight draft list. The depth of your league, the drafting tendencies of your leaguemates, and other factors will influence your draft.

3. My general dynasty approach (that informs these rankings) is to play for the next three years when you draft. Going for broke and drafting as if you’re in a redraft league in the first year of a dynasty league is dangerous. On the flipside, drafting all prospects and ignoring proven MLB players in their prime is a recipe for disaster.

4. The dynasty community is ageist. Yes, you want younger players who can contribute to your team for a long period of time. But productive players in their 30s have value too. You will see me ranking 28-31 year olds higher here than many other dynasty lists.

5. I probably don’t like pitchers – especially pitching prospects – as much as you do. Early on in dynasty drafts, I tend to stack young bats. I’ll get pitching later. Established aces are arguably the most valuable commodity in redraft fantasy leagues, but how many top fantasy arms in 2022 do you have confidence in for the next three years?

6. The market matters. This list doesn’t necessarily reflect how well I think each of these players will perform. This is for keeper and dynasty league purposes, which means trade value is king. There are plenty of instances, especially with prospects, where I personally assign a lesser value to players than the roto-sphere does. I’m happy to draft them and trade them for players I like more than the crowd.

7. The closer is the most unpredictable “position” in fantasy baseball. They are considerably lower on this list than in a redraft league. You are betting on their long-term consistency at your own risk.

RankNameTeamPosition2022 ageProspect Rk
1Ronald Acuña Jr.
ATLOF24
2Fernando Tatis Jr.SDSS/OF23
3Juan SotoWASOF23
4Bo BichetteTORSS24
5Trea TurnerLAD2B/SS28
6Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR1B23
7Bryce HarperPHIOF29
8Luis RobertCHWOF24
9Kyle TuckerHOUOF25
10Mike TroutLAAOF30
11Julio RodríguezSEAOF211
12Wander FrancoTBSS21
13José RamirezCLE3B29
14Rafael DeversBOS3B25
15Manny MachadoSD3B29
16Shohei OhtaniLAAU27
17Xander BogaertsBOSSS29
18Yordan ÁlvarezHOUOF24
19Ozzie AlbiesATL2B25
20Mookie BettsLADOF29
21Eloy JiménezCHWOF25
22Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS212
23Freddie FreemanFA1B32
24Walker BuehlerLADP27
25Gerrit ColeNYYP31
26Tim AndersonCHWSS28
27Francisco LindorNYMSS28
28Byron BuxtonMINOF28
29Javier BáezDET2B/SS29
30Alex BregmanHOU3B28
31Corey SeagerTEXSS28
32Jazz ChisholmMIA2B/SS24
33Trevor StoryFASS29
34Jarred KelenicSEAOF22
35Carlos CorreaFASS27
36Tyler O'NeillSTLOF26
37Austin RileyATL3B25
38Cedric MullinsBALOF27
39Randy ArozarenaTBOF27
40Aaron JudgeNYYOF30
41Marcus SemienTEX2B/SS31
42Teoscar HernándezTOROF29
43Ketel MarteARI2B/OF28
44Pete AlonsoNYM1B27
45Matt OlsonOAK1B28
46Corbin BurnesMILP27
47Brandon WoodruffMILP29
48Sandy AlcantaraMIAP26
49Zack WheelerPHIP32
50Aaron NolaPHIP29
51Trevor RogersMIAP24
52Freddy PeraltaMILP25
53Max Fried ATLP28
54Shane BieberCLEP27
55Julio UriasLADP25
56Logan WebbSFP25
57Robbie RaySEAP30
58José BerriosTORP28
59Dylan CeaseCHWP26
60Shane McClanahanTBP25
61Jacob deGromNYMP34
62Lucas GiolitoCHWP27
63Alek ManoahTORP24
64Luis CastilloCINP29
65Willy AdamesMILSS26
66Nick CastellanosFAOF30
67Bryan ReynoldsPITOF27
68CJ AbramsSDSS213
69Spencer TorkelsonDET1B/3B224
70Max ScherzerNYMP37
71Lance LynnCHWP35
72Chris SaleBOSP33
73Riley GreeneDETOF215
74Tyler MahleCINP27
75Brandon LoweTB2B27
76Jorge PolancoMIN2B/SS28
77Alex KirilloffMIN1B/OF24
78Trent GrishamSDOF25
79Franmil ReyesCLEU26
80Andrew VaughnCHWOF24
81Corbin CarrollARIOF216
82Josh JungTEX3B247
83Brennen DavisCHCOF228
84Shane BazTBP239
85Adley RutschmanBALC2410
86Noelvi MarteSEASS2011
87Pablo LópezMIAP26
88Jonathan IndiaCIN2B25
89Starling MarteNYMOF33
90Whit Merrifield KC2B/OF33
91Kevin GausmanTORP31
92Yu DarvishCHCP35
93Joe MusgroveSDP29
94Jose Altuve HOU2B32
95Kris BryantFA3B/OF30
96Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B34
97Will SmithLADC27
98JT RealmutoPHIC31
99Salvador PerezKCC32
100Alex VerdugoBOSOF26
101George SpringerTOROF32
102Giancarlo StantonNYYOF32
103Dansby SwansonATLSS28
104Adalberto MondesiKCSS/3B26
105Jack FlahertySTLP26
106Luis GarciaHOUP25
107Frankie MontasOAKP29
108Zac GallenARIP26
109Nolan ArenadoSTL3B31
110Cody BellingerLADOF26
111Christian YelichMILOF30
112Carlos RodónCHWP29
113Michael KopechCHWP26
114Logan GilbertSEAP25
115Dylan CarlsonSTLOF26
116Marco LucianoSFSS2012
117Anthony VolpeNYYSS2113
118Josh LoweTBOF2414
119Jo AdellLAAOF23
120Ryan Mountcastle BAL1B/OF25
121Ramon LaureanoOAKOF27
122Trey ManciniBAL1B30
123Kyle SchwarberFAOF29
124Gleyber TorresNYYSS25
125Max MuncyLAD1B/2B31
126Yoán MoncadaCHW3B27
127J.D. MartinezBOSOF34
128Jesús SánchezMIAOF24
129Michael ConfortoFAOF29
130Rhys HoskinsPHI1B29
131Mitch HanigerSEAOF31
132Framber ValdezHOUP29
133Ian AndersonATLP24
134Josh HaderMILP28
135Jesse WinkerCINOF28
136Marcus StromanCHCP31
137Lance McCullersHOUP28
138Tyler GlasnowTBP28
139Austin MeadowsTBOF27
140Clayton KershawLADP34
141Blake SnellSDP29
142Jesus LuzardoMIAP24
143Nathan EovaldiBOSP31
144Edwin DíazNYMP28
145Robert Hassell IIISDOF2015
146Ryan McMahonCOL2B/3B27
147Luis SeverinoNYYP28
148Jake CronenworthSD1B/2B/SS29
149Dustin MayLADP24
150Daulton VarshoARIC/OF25
151Harrison BaderSTLOF28
152Ian HappCHCOF27
153DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B33
154Anthony RendonLAA3B31
155Josh BellWAS1B29
156Triston CasasBOSOF2216
157Jared WalshLAA1B28
158Luis UriasMIL2B/SS/3B25
159Tanner HouckBOSP25
160Avisail Garcia MIAOF30
161Kolten WongMIL2B31
162Jose AbreuCHW1B35
163Joey GalloNYYOF28
164Brendan RodgersCOL2B/SS25
165Aaron CivaleCLEP26
166Yasmani GrandalCHWC33
167Liam HendriksCHWP33
168Anthony RizzoFA1B32
169C.J. CronCOL1B32
170Tarik SkubalDETP25
171Justin VerlanderHOUP39
172Mike ClevingerSDP31
173Max MeyerMIAP2317
174Zac VeenCOLOF2018
175Oneil CruzPITSS2319
176Alek ThomasARIOF2220
177Grayson RodriguezBALP2221
178Nick LodoloCINP2422
179Brayan RocchioCLESS2123
180Luis MatosSFOF2024
181Nick YorkeBOS2B2025
182Pedro LeónHOUSS/OF2426
183Austin MartinMINSS/OF2327
184Nick GonzalesPIT2B/SS2328
185Kahlil WatsonMIASS1929
186Marcelo MayerBOSSS1930
187Jordan LawlarARISS2031
188Tyler SoderstromOAKC2032
189Jack LeiterTEXP2233
190Jordan WalkerSTL3B2034
191Brandon MarshLAAOF24
192Seiya SuzukiFAOF27
193Raisel IglesiasLAAP32
194Miguel VargasLA3B2235
195George KirbySEAP2436
196Brady HouseWASSS1937
197Ryan PresslyHOUP33
198Aroldis ChapmanNYYP34
199Emmanuel ClaseCLEP24
200Sean ManaeaOAKP30
201Eduardo RodriguezBOSP29
202Joe RyanMINP2638
203Tommy EdmanSTL2B/OF27
204Chris TaylorLAD2B/SS/OF31
205Lourdes GurrielTOROF28
206Royce LewisMINSS2339
207Mark CanhaNYMOF33
208Wil MyersSDOF31
209Daniel EspinoCLEP2140
210Henry DavisPITC2241
211Nolan GormanSTL3B2242
212Charlie MortonATLP38
213Myles StrawCLEOF27
214Gavin LuxLAD2B24
215Jeff McNeilNYM2B/OF30
216Sonny GrayCINP32
217Tyler StephensonCINC25
218Carson KellyARIC27
219Garrett MitchellMILOF2343
220Nick PrattoKC1B2344
221George ValeraCLEOF2145
222Austin HaysBALOF26
223Nelson CruzFAU41
224Abraham ToroSEA2B/3B25
225Jose UrquidyHOUP27
226Vidal BrújanTB2B2446
227Hunter GreeneCINP2247
228Sixto SánchezMIAP2248
229Josiah GrayWASP24
230Ranger SuarezTEXP26
231Anthony DeSclafaniSFP32
232Jordan MontgomeryNYYP29
233Hyun-Jin RyuTORP35
234Luis PatiñoTBP22
235Bryson StottPHISS2449
236Gabriel MorenoTORC2250
237Ty FranceSEA1B/2B27
238Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B25
239Matt ChapmanOAK3B29
240Luke VoitNYY1B31
241Alec BohmPHI3B25
242Gio UrshelaNYYSS/3B30
243Jean SeguraPHI2B32
244MJ Melendez KCC2351
245Patrick SandovalLAAP25
246Kyle HendricksCHCP32
247Chris BassittOAKP33
248Emerson HancockSEAP2352
249Cade CavalliWASP2353
250Edward Cabrera MIAP2454
251Reid DetmersLAAP2355
252Andrew BenintendiKCOF27
253Jordan RomanoTORP29
254Giovanny GallegosSTLP30
255Bobby Dalbec BOS1B26
256Akil BaddooDETOF23
257Heliot RamosSFOF2256
258Brandon CrawfordSFSS35
259Joey VottoCIN1B38
260Michael BrantleyHOUOF35
261Alex WoodSFP31
262Taijuan WalkerTORP29
263Jarren DuranBOSOF2557
264Miguel SanóMIN1B29
265Austin WellsNYYC2258
266Alejandro KirkTORC23
267Keibert RuizWASC23
268Brandon BeltSF1B34
269Justin TurnerLAD3B37
270Josh DonaldsonMIN3B36
271Hunter RenfroeMILOF30
272Adam DuvallATLOF33
273Francisco ÁlvarezNYMC2059
274Adolís GarciaCINOF29
275Brett BatyNYM3B2260
276Carlos HernándezKCP25
277Elieser HernandezMIAP27
278Luis ArraezMIN2B/3B/OF25
279Eduardo EscobarNYM2B/3B33
280Brandon NimmoNYMOF29
281Jeimer CandelarioDET3B28
282Amed RosarioCLESS26
283Eddie RosarioFAOF30
284Max KeplerMINOF29
285Huascar YnoaATLP24
286Hedbert PerezMILOF1961
287Tony GonsolinLADP28
288Adbert AlzolayCHCP27
289Yuli GurrielHOU1B38
290Adam WainwrightSTLP40
291Rowdy TellezMIL1B27
292Kyle LewisSEAOF27
293Nate LoweTEX1B26
294Jasson DominguezNYYOF1962
295Tyler FreemanCLESS2363
296Oswald PerazaNYYSS2264
297Everson PereiraNYYOF2165
298Eury PerezMIAP1966
299Kristian RobinsonARIOF2167
300Frank SchwindelCHC1B29
301Robbie GrossmanDETOF32
302Eugenio SuárezCINSS/3B30
303Anthony SantanderBALOF27
304Aaron AshbyMILP2468
305Jesus AguilarMIA1B31
306Noah SyndergaardLAAP29
307Elly de la CruzCINSS2072
308Orelvis MartinezTORSS2073
309Jose MirandaMIN2B/3B2474
310John MeansBALP29
311Gunnar HendersonBALSS2175
312Jordan GroshansTOR3B2276
313Tommy PhamSDOF34
314Wilmer FloresSF1B/2B/3B30
315Kenley JansenFAP34
316Leody TaverasTEXOF23
317Kyle HarrisonSFP2077
318Michael HarrisATLOF2178
319Drew RasmussenTBP26
320Triston McKenzieCLEP24
321Mike Yastrzemski SFOF31
322Brian AndersonMIA3B29
323Mitch GarverMINC31
324Reginald PreciadoCHCSS1979
325Charlie Blackmon COlOF35
326Cal QuantrillCLEP27
327Jonathan SchoopDET1B/2B30
328Willson ContrerasCHCP30
329Steven MatzSTLP31
330Zach PlesacCLEP27
331JJ BledayMIAOF2480
332Dustin HarrisTEX1B/3B2381
333Pavin SmithARI1B/OF26
334Marcell OzunaATLOF31
335Dominic SmithNYMOF26
336Camilo DovalSFP24
337Scott BarlowKCP29
338Joe BarlowTEXP26
339Bailey Ober MINP26
340Joey WiemerMILOF2382
341Mike Soroka ATLP24
342Bobby MillerLADP2383
343Matthew AllanNYMP2184
344Matt McLainCINSS2285
345Joey BartSFC2586
346Lane ThomasWASOF26
347Ha-Seong KimSD2B/SS/3B26
348Pete Crow-ArmstrongCHCOF2087
349Trey SweeneyNYY3B2188
350Blaze Jordan BOS3B1989
351Jairo PomaresSFOF2190
352Dane DunningTEXP27
353Eric LauerMILP27
354Willie CalhounTEXOF27
355Luis GilNYYP2491
356Chris FlexenSEAP27
357Yusei KikuchiFAP30
358Enrique HernándezBOS2B/OF30
359Marco GonzalesSEAP30
360Gregory SotoDETP27
361Mark MelanconARIP37
362LaMonte Wade Jr.SF1B/OF28
363Corey Knebel PHIP30
364Cristian HernandezCHCSS1892
365Carlos ColmenarezTBSS1893
366Justin FoscueTEX2B2394
367Michael BuschLAD2B2495
368Seth BeerARI1B/OF2596
369Tylor MegillNYMP26
370Jhonkensy NoelCLE1B/3B2197
371Colton CowserBALOF2298
372Josh RojasARI2B/SS/OF27
373David FletcherLAA2B/SS28
374Hunter BishopSFOF2499
375Jorge SolerFAOF30
376Raimel TapiaCOLOF28
377Trevor LarnachMINOF25
378Quinn PriesterPITP21100
379Andy PagesLADOF21101
380Jackson JobeDETP19102
381Yoshitomo TsutsugoPIT1B/OF30
382Chris PaddackSDP26
383Peyton Battenfield CLEP24103
384Sal FrelickMILOF22104
385Alex CobbSFP34
386Cristian JavierHOUP25
387Carlos CarrascoNYMP35
388Andrew McCutchenFAOF35
389AJ PollockLADOF34
390Randall GrichukTOROF30
391Mackenzie GoreSDP23105
392Spencer HowardTEXP25
393Luis GarcíaWAS2B/SS22
394Nick MadrigalCHC2B25
395Roansy ContrerasPITP22106
396Nico HoernerCHC2B25
397Nick SolakTEX2B27
398Yandy DiazTB1B/3B30
399Dinelson LametSDP29
400Daniel Lynch KCP25
401Brady SingerKCP25
402Casey MizeDETP25
403Alex ReyesSTLP27
404Lewin DíazMIA1B25
405Aeverson ArteagaSFSS19107
406Juan YepezSTL1B24108
407Mark VientosNYM3B22109
408Matt BrashSEAP24110
409Matthew LiberatoreSTLP22111
410DL HallBALP23112
411Travis SwaggertyPITOF24113
412Reynaldo LópezCHWP28
413Joey WendleMIASS/3B32
414Manuel MargotTBOF27
415Rafael Ortega CHCOF31
416Garrett CooperMIAOF31
417Andrés GimenezCLE2B/SS23
418Ramón UríasBAL2B/SS28
419J.P. CrawfordSEASS27
420Mike MoustakasCIN3B33
421Tony KempOAK2B/OF30
422Isaiah GreeneCLEOF20114
423Patrick WisdomCHC3B30
424Curtis MeadTB1B21115
425Benny MontgomeryCOLOF19116
426Clint FrazierCHCOF27
427Bradley ZimmerCLEOF29
428Jose BarreroCINSS24117
429Eddys LeonardLAD2B21118
430Nicky LopezKCSS27
431Aaron HicksNYYOF32
432Kevin AlcantaraCHCOF19119
433Spencer StriderATLP23120
434Cavan BiggioTOR3B27
435Jonathan LoaisigaNYYP27
436Heston KjerstadBALOF23
437Kyle GibsonPHIP34
438Sean MurphyOAKC27
439Garrett WhitlockBOSP26
440Devin WilliamsMILP27
441Liover PegueroPITSS21121
442Jake MeyersHOUOF25
443Gavin SheetsCHWU26
444Stephen StrasburgWASP33
445J.D. DavisNYM3B28
446Luisangel AcuñaTEXSS20122
447David Bednar PITP27
448Drey JamesonARIP24123
449Logan T. AllenCLEP23124
450Will Smith ATLP32
451Jeter DownsBOS2B23125
452Daulton JefferiesOAKP26126
453Nestor CortesNYYP27
454Blake TreinenLADP33
455Ronny MauricioNYMSS20127
456Taj BradleyTBP21128
457Diego CartayaLADC20129
458Harry FordSEAC19130
459Paul SewaldSEAP32
460Josh NaylorCLEOF24
461Domingo GermánNYYP29
462Coby Mayo BAL3B20131
463Masyn WinnSTLSS19132
464Ian SeymourTBP22133
465Will BednarSFP21134
466Colson MontgomeryCHW3B19135
467Blake WalstonARIP20136
468Wilman DiazLADSS18137
469Vaughn GrissomATLSS20138
470Ken GilesSEAP31
471Jeremy PeñaHOUSS24139
472Jonathan VillarFA2B/SS31
473Andrew KittredgeTBP32
474Clarke SchmidtNYYP25140
475Victor AcostaSDSS17141
476Sam BachmanLAAP22142
477Asa LacyKCP23143
478Jordan BalazovicMINP23144
479Jay GroomeBOSP23145
480Nolan JonesCLE3B23146
481Lou Trivino OAKP30
482Kenta MaedaMINP34
483Gavin WilliamsCLEP22147
484Carter KieboomWAS3B24
485Victor RoblesWASOF25
486Vinnie PasquantinoKC1B24148
487Forrest WhitleyHOUP24149
488Joc PedersonFAOF30
489David PriceLADP36
490Ryan YarbroughTBP30
491Adam FrazierSD2B30
492Lucas SimsCINP28
493Collin McHughFAP34
494Kyle SeagerFA3B34
495Evan LongoriaSF3B36
496Keston HiuraMIL1B25
497Matt BarnesBOSP31
498Eric HosmerSD1B32
499A.J. PukOAKP27150
500Craig KimbrelCHWP34
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