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July 2021 – Top 500 Dynasty Rankings (August Update)

*********** UPDATED TO INCORPORATE TRADE DEADLINE MOVEMENT **************

A few general notes on my approach to dynasty that give you context on 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 2021 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.

Player2021 RankTeamPosAgeProspect Rk
Ronald Acuña1ATLOF23
Juan Soto2WASOF22
Fernando Tatis, Jr.3SDSS22
Trea Turner4LADSS27
Vladimir Guerrero5TOR1B22
Mookie Betts6LADOF29
José Ramírez7CLEOF28
Bo Bichette8TORSS28
Bryce Harper9PHIOF28
Shohei Ohtani10LAAU/P27
Eloy Jiménez11CWSU/P24
Ozzie Albies12ATL2B24
Rafael Devers13BOS3B24
Mike Trout14LAAOF30
Luis Robert15CWSOF24
Kyle Tucker16HOUOF24
Manny Machado17SD3B29
Alex Bregman18HOU3B26
Wander Franco19TBSS20
Julio Rodríguez20SEAOF191
Yordan Ãlvarez23HOUOF24
Randy Arozarena22TBOF25
Gerrit Cole23NYYP30
Jacob deGrom24NYMP32
Xander Bogaerts25BOSSS28
Corbin Burnes26MILP26
Aaron Judge27NYYOF29
Austin Meadows28TBOF25
Freddie Freeman29ATL1B31
Corey Seager30LADSS27
Brandon Woodruff31MILP28
Walker Buehler32LADP26
Lucas Giolito33CWSP26
Bobby Witt, Jr.34KCSS212
Aaron Nola35PHIP28
Jack Flaherty36STLP25
Shane Bieber37CLEP26
Jazz Chisholm38MIASS22
Cody Bellinger39LAD1B/OF26
Tim Anderson40CWSSS27
Christian Yelich41MILOF29
Nick Castellanos42CINOF29
Jarred Kelenic43SEAOF20
CJ Abrams44SDSS203
Marco Luciano45SFSS194
Trent Grisham46SDOF24
Trevor Story47COLSS28
Francisco Lindor48NYMSS27
Sandy Alcántara49MIAP25
Spencer Torkelson50DET1B/3B205
Ramón Laureano51OAKOF26
Pete Alonso52NYM1B26
Matt Olson53OAK1B26
Andrew Vaughn54CHW1B226
Yoan Moncada55CWS3B26
Yu Darvish56SDP34
Byron Buxton57MINOF27
Pablo López58MIAP25
Gleyber Torres59NYYSS24
Julio Urías60LADP24
José Berríos61TORP26
Luis Castillo62CINP28
Joe Musgrove63SDP28
Clayton Kershaw64LADP33
Kevin Gausman65SFP29
Zac Gallen66ARIP24
Nolan Arenado67STL3B29
Trey Mancini68BAL1B/OF29
Whit Merrifield69KC2B/OF31
Corbin Carroll70ARIOF207
Will Smith71LADC26
Ketel Marte72ARI2B27
Teoscar Hernández73TOROF28
Jake Cronenworth74SD2B27
Alex Verdugo75BOSOF25
José Altuve76HOU2B31
Brennen Davis77CHCOF228
George Springer78TOROF30
Kris Bryant79SF3B29
Adalberto Mondesí80KCSS25
Austin Riley81ATL3B24
Freddy Peralta82MILP24
Zack Wheeler83PHIP31
Dylan Carlson84STLOF22
J.T. Realmuto85PHIC30
Mitch Haniger86SEAOF30
Max Fried87ATLP26
Lance McCullers88HOUP27
Starling Marte89OAKOF31
Franmil Reyes90CLEOF25
Tyler Glasnow91TBP27
Max Muncy92LAD1B/2B/3B30
José Urquidy93HOUP25
Framber Valdez94HOUP27
Marcus Semien95TORSS30
Noelvi Marte96SEASS189
Aaron Civale97CLEP25
Trevor Rogers98MIAP23
Riley Greene99DETOF2210
Joey Gallo100NYYOF26
Adley Rutschman101BALC2211
Vidal Bruján102TB2B2312
Ke'Bryan Hayes103PIT3B23
Alex Kirilloff104MINOF23
Anthony Rendon105LAA3B30
Anthony Rizzo106CHC1B31
Michael Conforto107NYMOF28
Alek Manoah108TORP22
Zach Plesac109CLEP26
Rhys Hoskins110PHI1B28
Max Scherzer111LADP36
J.D. Martinez112BOSOF33
Hyun-Jin Ryu113TORP34
Lance Lynn114CHWP34
Dansby Swanson115ATLSS27
Carlos Correa116HOUSS26
Robert Hassell117SDOF1913
Jesse Winker118CINOF27
Tyler Mahle119CINP25
Lourdes Gurriel120TOROF27
Sonny Gray121CINP30
Salvador Pérez122KCC31
Javier Báez123NYMSS28
Cedric Mullins124BALOF26
Brandon Lowe125TB2B26
Jared Walsh126LAA1B27
Matt Chapman127OAK3B28
Kyle Schwarber128BOSOF28
Chris Sale129BOSP32
Jo Adell130LAAOF21
Eugenio Suarez131CIN3B28
Triston Casas132BOS1B2014
Ian Anderson133ATLP23
Luke Voit134NYY1B30
Max Meyer135MIAP2115
Brandon Marsh136LAAOF2216
Chris Taylor137LAD2B/SS/OF30
Adolís Garcia138TEXOF28
Kyle Hendricks139CHCP30
Jorge Polanco140MINSS27
Jeff McNeil141NYM2B/3B/OF28
DJ LeMahieu142NYY1B/2B/3B32
Mark Canha143OAKOF31
José Abreu144CWS1B34
Luis Matos145SFOF1917
Gunnar Henderson146BALSS1918
Sixto Sánchez147MIAP2219
Heliot Ramos148SFOF2120
Tyler Freeman149CLESS1921
Nick Gonzales150PIT2B2122
Tyler Soderstrom151OAKC1923
Zack Veen152COLOF1824
Jarren Duran153BOSOF2425
Austin Martin154MINSS1926
Grayson Rodriguez155BALP2127
Garrett Mitchell156MILOF2228
Josh Lowe157TBOF2229
Ryan Mountcastle158BAL1B/OF23
Mike Yastrzemski159SFOF30
Dominic Smith160NYM1B/OF25
Giancarlo Stanton161NYYOF31
Jesús Luzardo162MIAP23
Henry Davis163PITC2130
Marcus Stroman164NYMP29
Dustin May165LADP23
Chris Paddack166SDP24
Tony Gonsolin167LADP26
Trevor Larnach168MINOF23
Josh Hader169MILP27
Carson Kelly170ARIC26
Jordan Montgomery171NYYP28
Wil Myers172SDOF30
Carlos Rodon173CWSP28
Tommy Edman174STL2B25
Willson Contreras175CHCC29
Ty France176SEA2B27
Bryan Reynolds177PITOF26
Kenta Maeda178MINP33
Alec Bohm179PHI1B/3B24
Ryan McMahon180COL2B26
Gio Urshela181NYY3B29
Edwin Díaz182NYMP27
Liam Hendriks183CHWP32
Carlos Carrasco184NYMP33
Tarik Skubal185DETP23
Nick Lodolo186CINP2231
Michael Harris187ATLOF2032
Anthony Volpe188NYSS2033
Pedro León189HOUSS/OF2334
Jordan Walker190STL3B1935
Jonathan India191CIN2B24
Michael Brantley192HOUOF33
Royce Lewis193MINSS2136
Blake Snell194SDP28
Michael Kopech195CWSP25
Paul Goldschmidt196STL1B33
Aroldis Chapman197NYYP33
Willy Adames198MILP25
Logan Gilbert199SEAP24
Kolten Wong200MIL2B30
Shane McClanahan201TBP24
Noah Syndergaard202NYMP28
Brady Singer203KCP24
Alejandro Kirk204TORC22
Robbie Ray205TORP29
Elieser Hernández206MIAP26
Justin Turner207LAD3B36
Yusei Kikuchi208SEAP30
Tyler O'Neill209STLOF26
Cade Cavalli210WASP2237
Alek Thomas211ARIOF2038
Brandon Nimmo212NYMOF28
Casey Mize213DETP24
Miguel Sanó214MIN1B27
Taijuan Walker215NYMP28
Zack Greinke216HOUP37
John Means217BALP27
Jack Leiter218TEXP2139
Ryan Weathers219SDP21
Mike Moustakas220CIN3B32
Spencer Howard221TEXP24
Jordan Groshans222TOR3B2140
Nolan Gorman223STL3B2141
Austin Wells224NYYC2142
Hunter Bishop225SFOF2243
Ryan Yarbrough226TBP28
Luis Severino227NYYP27
Shane Baz228TBP2244
Hedbert Perez229MILOF1845
Avisaíl García230MILOF30
Spencer Howard231TEXP24
Nate Pearson232TORP2446
Patrick Sandoval233LAAP24
Isiah Kiner-Falefah234TEXSS/3B26
Luis Patiño235TBP20
Akil Baddoo236DETOF22
J.D. Davis237NYM3B/OF28
Jeimer Candelario238DET3B27
Yuli Gurriel239HOU1B36
Asa Lacy240KCP2147
JJ Bleday241MIAOF2348
Oswald Peraza242NYYSS2149
Angel Martinez243CLESS2450
Reginald Preciado244CHCSS1851
Ian Happ245CHCOF26
Eddie Rosario246ATLOF28
Tommy Pham247SDOF32
Christian Javier248HOUP24
Reid Detmers249LAAP2152
Randal Grichuk250TOROF29
Joc Pederson251ATL1B29
Miguel Vargas252LAD3B2153
Orelvis Martinez253TORSS1954
Marcelo Mayer254BOSSS1855
Jordan Lawlar255ARISS1956
Víctor Robles256WASOF24
Luis Garcia257HOUP24
Nelson Cruz258TBDH40
Stephen Strasburg259WASP33
Sean Murphy260OAKC26
Hunter Greene261CINP2157
James Kaprielian262OAKP27
Edward Cabrera263MIAP2358
Chris Bassitt264OAKP32
George Kirby265SEAP2259
Willie Calhoun266TEXOF26
Josh Jung267TEX3B2360
Nick Pratto268KC1B2061
Matt Barnes269BOSP31
Dylan Bundy270LAAP28
Manuel Margot271TBOF26
Charlie Blackmon272COLOF34
Kahlil Watson273MIASS1862
Raimel Tapia274COLOF27
Jasson Dominguez275NYYOF1863
George Valera276CLEOF2064
Ha-Seong Kim277SDSS25
Daulton Varsho278ARIC25
DL Hall279BALP2265
Michael Pineda280MINP31
Harrison Bader281STLOF27
Tyler Stephenson282CINC24
Josh Rojas283ARI2B27
Nick Madrigal284CHC2B24
Eric Hosmer285SD1B31
Cristian Hernandez286CHCSS2066
Carlos Colmenárez287TBSS1867
Gabriel Moreno288TORC2168
Keston Hiura289MIL2B24
Liover Peguero290PITSS1969
C.J. Cron291COL1B30
Zach Eflin292PHIP27
Bobby Miller293LADP2270
Ryan Pressly294HOUP32
Jackson Kowar295KCP2471
Pete Crow-Armstrong296CHCOF1972
Josiah Gray297WASP2373
Joey Bart298SFC2474
Simeon Woods Richardson299MINP2075
Daniel Lynch300KCSP21
Colton Cowser301BALOF2176
Ronny Mauricio302NYMSS2077
Austin Hendrick303CINOF2078
Omar Narváez304MILC29
Nolan Jones305CLE3B2379
Blake Walston306ARIP20
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Gary Sánchez307NYYC28
Nate Lowe308TEX1B25
Brady House309WASSS1881
Adam Frazier310SD2B/OF29
Francisco Ãlvarez311NYMC1982
Mitch Garver312MINC30
Charlie Blackmon313COLOF35
Carlos Santana314KC1B34
Robbie Grossman315DETOF31
Jeter Downs316BOSSS2383
Jose Barrero317CINSS2384
Jean Segura318PHISS31
Anthony DeSclafani319SFP31
Matthew Boyd320DETP30
Pavin Smith321ARI1B25
Matthew Allan322NYMP2085
Isaiah Greene323CLEOF1986
Kenley Jansen324LADP33
Josh Donaldson325MIN3B35
Travis Swaggerty326PITOF4087
Buster Posey327SFC34
Eduardo Escobar328MIL3B32
Sean Manaea329OAKP29
Frankie Montas330OAKP28
Dinelson Lamet331SDP28
Jesus Aguilar332MIA1B30
Keibert Ruiz333WASC2388
Drew Waters334ATLOF2189
Dylan Cease335CWSP25
Raisel Iglesias336LAAP31
Austin Hays337BALOF25
Matt McLain338CINSS2190
Matt Manning339DETP22
Garrett Hampson340COL2B26
Slade Cecconi341ARIP2191
Christian Vázquez342BOSC30
Kwang-Hyun Kim343STLP32
Luis Garcia344WASSS21
Rowdy Tellez345MILP26
Jordyn Adams346ANAOF2192
Oneil Cruz347PITSS2293
MacKenzie Gore348SDP2294
Andrew McCutchen349PHIOF34
Anthony Santander350BALOF26
Kyle Gibson351PHIP33
Nick Solak352TEX2B/OF25
Andrew Benintendi353KCOF26
Giovanny Gallegos354STLP29
Dane Dunning355TEXP26
Eduardo Rodríguez356BOSP28
Taylor Trammell357SDOF23
Jonathan Schoop358DET2B29
Ryan Jeffers359MINC24
Yasmani Grandal360CHWC31
Emerson Hancock361SEAP22
James Karinchak362CLEP25
Clarke Schmidt363NYYP2595
Erick Peña364KCOF1896
Kyle Harrison365SFP1997
Nick Senzel366CINOF25
Michael Busch367LAD2B2398
Dallas Keuchel368CWSP33
Wilman Diaz369LADSS1799
Amed Rosario370CLESS25
Cavan Biggio371TOR2B26
Brad Hand372TORP31
Abraham Toro373SEA2B/3B24
Jose Miranda374MIN3B23100
Luis Gil375NYYP23101
Joe Ryan376MINP25102
Daniel Espino377CLEP20103
Tanner Burns378CLEP22104
Luis Medina379NYYP22105
Josh Bell380WAS1B28
Jorge Soler381ATLOF29
Brett Baty382NYM3B21106
Kyle Seager383SEA3B31
Wilmer Flores384SF2B29
Brian Anderson385MIA3B/OF28
Luisangel Acuña386TEXSS19107
Brendan Rodgers387COL2B24
Brandon Belt388SF1B33
Chris Rodriguez389LAAP22
David Peralta390ARIOF33
Germán Márquez391COLP26
Mike Clevinger392SDP29
Hunter Dozier393KC1B/OF29
Will Wilson394SFSS23108
Jonathan Villar395NYM2B/SS30
Didi Gregorius396PHISS31
Mike Soroka397ATLP23
Alex Reyes398STLP31
Joey Wendle399TB2B31
Daulton Jefferies400OAKP21109
Trey Sweeney401NYY3B21110
Zack McKinstry402LAD2B26
Nathan Eovaldi403BOSP31
Mark Melancon404SDP36
Tejay Antone405CINP27
Alex Wood406SFP30
Justin Foscue407TEX2B22111
Miguel Andújar408NYYDH26
Marco Gonzales409SEAP29
Brandon Crawford410SFSS34
Charlie Morton411ATLP37
Clint Frazier412NYYOF27
Craig Kimbrel413CHWP33
Joey Votto414CIN1B37
Roansy Contreras415PITP21112
Adbert Alzolay416CHCP26
Kristian Robinson417ARIOF19113
Brayan Rocchio418CLESS20114
Yasmani Grandal419CHWC31
Nico Hoerner420CHCSS24
AJ Pollock421LADOF33
Jesús Aguilar422MIA1B31
Masyn Winn423STLSS19115
Travis d'Arnaud424ATLC32
Jackson Jobe425DETP19116
Jesús Sánchez426MIAOF23117
Sal Frelick427MILOF21118
Evan Longoria428SF3B35
JT Brubaker429PITP27
Taylor Walls430TBSS24
Will Smith431ATLP31
Danny Duffy432LADP32
Lorenzo Cain433MILOF35
Domingo Germán434NYYP28
Myles Straw435CLEOF26
Yonny Chirinos436TBP27
Alexander Canario437CHCOF20119
Cal Raleigh438SEAC24120
Ed Howard439CHCSS19121
Willi Castro440DETSS24
David Bednar441PITP26
Austin Nola442SDC31
Quinn Priester443PITP25122
Dillon Dingler444DETC22123
Bobby Dalbec445BOS3B26124
Luis Rodríguez446LADOF18125
Brennan Malone447PITP20126
Huascar Ynoa448ATLP23
Edwin Rios449LAD3B27
Adam Duvall450ATLOF32
Justin Verlander451HOUP38
Luis Urías452MIL2B/SS24
Kyle Finnegan453WASP29
Heston Kjerstad454BALOF21127
Benny Montgomery455COLOF18128
Gilberto Jimenez456BOSOF20129
Kody Hoese457LAD3B24130
Jameson Taillon458NYYP29
Edward Olivares459KCOF25
Mick Abel460PHIP20131
Aaron Bracho461CLE2B20132
Garret Crochet462CHWP21133
Andrew Heaney463NYYP30
Devin Williams464MILP26
Carter Kieboom465WAS3B23
Adam Wainwright466STLP39
Dylan Moore467SEA2B29
Corey Kluber468NYYP34
Logan Allen469CLEP24
Triston McKenzie470CLEP23
Andrés Giménez471CLE2B/SS22
Deivi Garcia472NYYP22134
Christian Walker473ARI1B30
Nick Yorke474BOS2B19135
MJ Melendez475KCC22136
Matthew Allan476NYMP20137
Spencer Strider477ATLP22138
Will Bednar478SFP21139
Jordan Wicks479CHCP21140
Kyle Lewis480SEAOF26
Mark Vientos481NYM3B25141
Adrian Houser482MILP28
Rafael Ortega483CHCOF30
Paul DeJong484STLSS28
Brailyn Marquez485CHCP22142
David Peterson486NYMP25
Michael Toglia487COL1B22143
Aaron Sabato488MIN1B22144
Griffin Canning489LAAP25
Jordan Balazovic490MINP22145
Josh Naylor491CLEOF24
Justus Sheffield492SEAP25
Tanner Houck493BOSP25
Ethan Hankins494CLEP20146
Lamonte Wade495SFOF27
Kole Calhoun496ARIOF33
Drew Smyly497ATLP32
Jake Odorizzi498HOUP30
Aeverson Aertega499SFSS18147
Eury Perez500MIAP18148
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