July 2, 2022

Baseballpods

We listen to a lot of baseball podcasts

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 Tatís Jr.SDSS/OF23
3Juan SotoWASOF23
4Bo BichetteTORSS24
5Trea TurnerLAD2B/SS28
6Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR1B23
7Kyle TuckerHOU3B25
8Luis RobertCHWOF24
9Rafael DeversBOSOF25
10Yordan ÁlvarezHOUOF24
11Julio RodríguezSEAOF211
12Ozzie AlbiesATL2B25
13José RamirezCLE3B29
14Bryce HarperPHIOF29
15Manny MachadoSD3B29
16Shohei OhtaniLAAU27
17Xander BogaertsBOSSS29
18Mike TroutLAAOF30
19Wander FrancoTBSS21
20Mookie BettsLADOF29
21Eloy JiménezCHWOF25
22Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS212
23Freddie FreemanLAD1B32
24Walker BuehlerLADP27
25Gerrit ColeNYYP31
26Tim AndersonCHWSS28
27Francisco LindorNYMSS28
28Byron BuxtonMINOF28
29Javier BáezDET2B/SS29
30Alex BregmanHOU3B28
31Corey SeagerTEXSS28
32Jazz ChisholmMIA2B/SS24
33Trevor StoryBOSSS29
34Jarred KelenicSEAOF22
35Carlos CorreaMINSS27
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 CastellanosPHIOF30
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 BryantCOL3B/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 RodónSFP29
113Michael KopechCHWP26
114Logan GilbertSEAP25
115Dylan CarlsonSTLOF26
116Marco LucianoSFSS2012
117Anthony VolpeNYYSS2113
118Josh LoweTBOF2414
119Jo AdellLAAOF23
120Ryan Mountcastle BAL1B/OF25
121Ramon LaureanoOAKOF27
122Trey ManciniBAL1B30
123Kyle SchwarberPHIOF29
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 WinkerSEAOF28
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 RizzoNYY1B32
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 SuzukiCHCOF27
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 GrayMINP32
217Tyler StephensonCINC25
218Carson KellyARIC27
219Garrett MitchellMILOF2343
220Nick PrattoKC1B2344
221George ValeraCLEOF2145
222Austin HaysBALOF26
223Nelson CruzWASU41
224Abraham ToroSEA2B/3B25
225Jose UrquidyHOUP27
226Vidal BrújanTB2B2446
227Hunter GreeneCINP2247
228Coby MayoBAL3B2048
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 VoitSD1B31
241Alec BohmPHI3B25
242Gio UrshelaNYYSS/3B30
243Jean SeguraPHI2B32
244MJ Melendez KCC2351
245Patrick SandovalLAAP25
246Kyle HendricksCHCP32
247Chris BassittNYMP33
248Cade CavalliWASP2353
249Edward Cabrera MIAP2454
250Reid DetmersLAAP2355
251Andrew BenintendiKCOF27
252Jordan RomanoTORP29
253Giovanny GallegosSTLP30
254Bobby Dalbec BOS1B26
255Akil BaddooDETOF23
256Heliot RamosSFOF2256
257Brandon CrawfordSFSS35
258Joey VottoCIN1B38
259Michael BrantleyHOUOF35
260Alex WoodSFP31
261Taijuan WalkerNYMP29
262Jarren DuranBOSOF2557
263Miguel SanóMIN1B29
264Austin WellsNYYC2258
265Alejandro KirkTORC23
266Keibert RuizWASC23
267Brandon BeltSF1B34
268Justin TurnerLAD3B37
269Josh DonaldsonMIN3B36
270Hunter RenfroeMILOF30
271Adam DuvallATLOF33
272Francisco ÁlvarezNYMC2059
273Adolís GarciaCINOF29
274Brett BatyNYM3B2260
275Carlos HernándezKCP25
276Elieser HernandezMIAP27
277Luis ArraezMIN2B/3B/OF25
278Eduardo EscobarNYM2B/3B33
279Brandon NimmoNYMOF29
280Jeimer CandelarioDET3B28
281Amed RosarioCLESS26
282Eddie RosarioATLOF30
283Max KeplerMINOF29
284Huascar YnoaATLP24
285Hedbert PerezMILOF1961
286Tony GonsolinLADP28
287Adbert AlzolayCHCP27
288Yuli GurrielHOU1B38
289Adam WainwrightSTLP40
290Rowdy TellezMIL1B27
291Kyle LewisSEAOF27
292Nate LoweTEX1B26
293Jasson DominguezNYYOF1962
294Tyler FreemanCLESS2363
295Oswald PerazaNYYSS2264
296Everson PereiraNYYOF2165
297Eury PerezMIAP1966
298Kristian RobinsonARIOF2167
299Frank SchwindelCHC1B29
300Robbie GrossmanDETOF32
301Eugenio SuárezSEASS/3B30
302Anthony SantanderBALOF27
303Aaron AshbyMILP2468
304Jesus AguilarMIA1B31
305Noah SyndergaardLAAP29
306Elly de la CruzCINSS2072
307Orelvis MartinezTORSS2073
308Jose MirandaMIN2B/3B2474
309John MeansBALP29
310Gunnar HendersonBALSS2175
311Jordan GroshansTOR3B2276
312Tommy PhamFAOF34
313Wilmer FloresSF1B/2B/3B30
314Kenley JansenATLP34
315Leody TaverasTEXOF23
316Kyle HarrisonSFP2077
317Michael HarrisATLOF2178
318Drew RasmussenTBP26
319Triston McKenzieCLEP24
320Mike Yastrzemski SFOF31
321Brian AndersonMIA3B29
322Mitch GarverTEXC31
323Reginald PreciadoCHCSS1979
324Charlie Blackmon COlOF35
325Cal QuantrillCLEP27
326Jonathan SchoopDET1B/2B30
327Willson ContrerasCHCP30
328Steven MatzSTLP31
329Zach PlesacCLEP27
330JJ BledayMIAOF2480
331Dustin HarrisTEX1B/3B2381
332Pavin SmithARI1B/OF26
333Marcell OzunaATLOF31
334Dominic SmithNYMOF26
335Camilo DovalSFP24
336Scott BarlowKCP29
337Joe BarlowTEXP26
338Bailey Ober MINP26
339Joey WiemerMILOF2382
340Mike Soroka ATLP24
341Bobby MillerLADP2383
342Matthew AllanNYMP2184
343Matt McLainCINSS2285
344Joey BartSFC2586
345Lane ThomasWASOF26
346Ha-Seong KimSD2B/SS/3B26
347Sixto SánchezMIAP2287
348Trey SweeneyNYY3B2188
349Harry FordSEAC1989
350Jairo PomaresSFOF2190
351Dane DunningTEXP27
352Eric LauerMILP27
353Willie CalhounTEXOF27
354Luis GilNYYP2491
355Chris FlexenSEAP27
356Yusei KikuchiTORP30
357Enrique HernándezBOS2B/OF30
358Marco GonzalesSEAP30
359Gregory SotoDETP27
360Mark MelanconARIP37
361LaMonte Wade Jr.SF1B/OF28
362Corey Knebel PHIP30
363Cristian HernandezCHCSS1892
364Carlos ColmenarezTBSS1893
365Justin FoscueTEX2B2394
366Michael BuschLAD2B2495
367Seth BeerARI1B/OF2596
368Tylor MegillNYMP26
369Jhonkensy NoelCLE1B/3B2197
370Colton CowserBALOF2298
371Josh RojasARI2B/SS/OF27
372David FletcherLAA2B/SS28
373Hunter BishopSFOF2499
374Jorge SolerMIAOF30
375Raimel TapiaCOLOF28
376Trevor LarnachMINOF25
377Quinn PriesterPITP21100
378Andy PagesLADOF21101
379Jackson JobeDETP19102
380Yoshitomo TsutsugoPIT1B/OF30
381Chris PaddackSDP26
382Peyton Battenfield CLEP24103
383Sal FrelickMILOF22104
384Alex CobbSFP34
385Cristian JavierHOUP25
386Carlos CarrascoNYMP35
387Andrew McCutchenMILOF35
388AJ PollockLADOF34
389Randall GrichukTOROF30
390Blaze Jordan BOS3B19105
391Spencer HowardTEXP25
392Luis GarcíaWAS2B/SS22
393Nick MadrigalCHC2B25
394Roansy ContrerasPITP22106
395Nico HoernerCHC2B25
396Nick SolakTEX2B27
397Yandy DiazTB1B/3B30
398Dinelson LametSDP29
399Daniel Lynch KCP25
400Brady SingerKCP25
401Casey MizeDETP25
402Alex ReyesSTLP27
403Lewin DíazMIA1B25
404Aeverson ArteagaSFSS19107
405Juan YepezSTL1B24108
406Mark VientosNYM3B22109
407Matt BrashSEAP24110
408Matthew LiberatoreSTLP22111
409DL HallBALP23112
410Travis SwaggertyPITOF24113
411Reynaldo LópezCHWP28
412Joey WendleMIASS/3B32
413Manuel MargotTBOF27
414Rafael Ortega CHCOF31
415Garrett CooperMIAOF31
416Andrés GimenezCLE2B/SS23
417Ramón UríasBAL2B/SS28
418J.P. CrawfordSEASS27
419Mike MoustakasCIN3B33
420Tony KempOAK2B/OF30
421Isaiah GreeneCLEOF20114
422Patrick WisdomCHC3B30
423Curtis MeadTB1B21115
424Benny MontgomeryCOLOF19116
425Clint FrazierCHCOF27
426Bradley ZimmerCLEOF29
427Jose BarreroCINSS24117
428Eddys LeonardLAD2B21118
429Nicky LopezKCSS27
430Aaron HicksNYYOF32
431Kevin AlcantaraCHCOF19119
432Spencer StriderATLP23120
433Cavan BiggioTOR3B27
434Jonathan LoaisigaNYYP27
435Heston KjerstadBALOF23
436Kyle GibsonPHIP34
437Sean MurphyOAKC27
438Garrett WhitlockBOSP26
439Devin WilliamsMILP27
440Liover PegueroPITSS21121
441Jake MeyersHOUOF25
442Gavin SheetsCHWU26
443Stephen StrasburgWASP33
444J.D. DavisNYM3B28
445Luisangel AcuñaTEXSS20122
446David Bednar PITP27
447Drey JamesonARIP24123
448Logan T. AllenCLEP23124
449Edmundo SosaSTL2B/SS26
450Jeter DownsBOS2B23125
451Daulton JefferiesOAKP26126
452Nestor CortesNYYP27
453Blake TreinenLADP33
454Ronny MauricioNYMSS20127
455Taj BradleyTBP21128
456Diego CartayaLADC20129
457Mackenzie GoreSDP23130
458Paul SewaldSEAP32
459Josh NaylorCLEOF24
460César HernándezWAS2B31
461Pete Crow-ArmstrongCHCOF19131
462Masyn WinnSTLSS19132
463Ian SeymourTBP22133
464Will BednarSFP21134
465Colson MontgomeryCHW3B19135
466Blake WalstonARIP20136
467Wilman DiazLADSS18137
468Vaughn GrissomATLSS20138
469Ken GilesSEAP31
470Jeremy PeñaHOUSS24139
471Jonathan VillarCHC2B/SS31
472Andrew KittredgeTBP32
473Clarke SchmidtNYYP25140
474Victor AcostaSDSS17141
475Sam BachmanLAAP22142
476Asa LacyKCP23143
477Jordan BalazovicMINP23144
478Jay GroomeBOSP23145
479Nolan JonesCLE3B23146
480Lou Trivino OAKP30
481Kenta MaedaMINP34
482Gavin WilliamsCLEP22147
483Carter KieboomWAS3B24
484Victor RoblesWASOF25
485Vinnie PasquantinoKC1B24148
486Forrest WhitleyHOUP24149
487Joc PedersonSFOF30
488David PriceLADP36
489Ryan YarbroughTBP30
490Adam FrazierSD2B30
491Mitch WhiteLADP27150
492Collin McHughATLP34
493Kevin SmithOAK3B25151
494Evan LongoriaSF3B36
495Keston HiuraMIL1B25
496Matt BarnesBOSP31
497Eric HosmerSD1B32
498Kyle IsbelKCOF25152
499Craig KimbrelCHWP34
500Jose SalasMIASS18
%d bloggers like this: