August 14, 2022

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The Dynasty 505 (2022 Mid-Season Update)

Welcome to my fantasy baseball dynasty rankings, updated at midseason in 2022. Within this update, you’ll also find my top 150 dynasty prospects embedded.

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. These rankings are for leagues with weekly or semi-weekly transactions (in a league with daily lineup moves, Shohei Ohtani is #1, and it isn’t even particularly close).

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
2Julio RodríguezSEAOF21
3Juan SotoSDOF23
4Fernando Tatís Jr.SDSS/OF23
5Kyle TuckerHOUOF25
6Yordan ÁlvarezHOUOF25
7Shohei OhtaniLAAU/P28
8Trea TurnerLAD2B/SS29
9José RamirezCLE3B29
10Luis RobertCHWOF24
11Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR1B23
12Rafael DeversBOS3B25
13Austin RileyATL3B25
14Bobby Witt Jr.KCSS22
15Manny MachadoSD3B30
16Bo BichetteTORSS24
17Aaron JudgeNYYOF30
18Bryce HarperPHIOF29
19Mookie BettsLADOF29
20Mike TroutLAAOF30
21Jazz ChisholmMIA2B/SS24
22Corbin CarrollARIOF211
23Pete AlonsoNYM1B27
24Corbin BurnesMILP27
25Gerrit ColeNYYP31
26Ozzie AlbiesATL2B25
27Shane McClanahanTBP25
28Byron BuxtonMINOF28
29Freddie FreemanLAD1B32
30Sandy AlcantaraMIAP26
31Alek ManoahTORP24
32Joe MusgroveSDP29
33Brandon WoodruffMILP29
34Matt OlsonOAK1B28
35Francisco LindorNYMSS28
36Michael HarrisATLOF21
37Tim AndersonCHWSS29
38Xander BogaertsBOSSS29
39Dylan CeaseCHWP26
40Aaron NolaPHIP29
41Zack WheelerPHIP32
42Teoscar HernándezTOROF29
43Andrew VaughnCHWOF24
44Wander FrancoTBSS21
45Riley GreeneDETOF212
46Max FriedATLP28
47Shane BazTBP23
48Cedric MullinsBALOF27
49Willy AdamesMILSS26
50Jordan WalkerSTL3B203
51Gunnar HendersonBALSS214
52Julio UriasLADP25
53Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B34
54Dansby SwansonATLSS28
55Jordan LawlarARISS205
56Adley RutschmanBALC246
57Randy ArozarenaTBOF27
58Walker BuehlerLADP27
59Luis CastilloSEAP29
60Logan GilbertSEAP25
61Shane BieberCLEP27
62Nolan ArenadoSTL3B31
63Bryan ReynoldsPITOF27
64Jose AltuveHOU2B32
65George SpringerTOROF32
66Tommy EdmanSTL2B/OF27
67Will SmithLADC27
68Luis GarciaHOUP25
69Freddy PeraltaMILP26
70Eloy JiménezCHWOF25
71Nick CastellanosPHIOF30
72Gleyber TorresNYYSS25
73Kevin GausmanTORP31
74Ty FranceSEA1B/2B28
75Miguel VargasLA3B227
76Seiya SuzukiCHCOF27
77Marcus SemienTEX2B/SS31
78Corey SeagerTEXSS28
79Jorge PolancoMIN2B/SS29
80Carlos CorreaMINSS27
81Taylor WardLAAOF28
82Ian HappCHCOF27
83Josh BellSD
1B29
84Rhys HoskinsPHI1B29
85Michael KopechCHWP26
86Daulton VarshoARIC/OF26
87Zac GallenARIP26
88Trevor StoryBOSSS29
89Oneil CruzPITSS23
90Ketel MarteARI2B/OF28
91Elly de la CruzCINSS208
92Kyle SchwarberPHIOF29
93Jeremy PeñaHOUSS24
94Cristian JavierHOUP25
95Spencer StriderATLP23
96Tony GonsolinLADP28
97Alejandro KirkTORC23
98Giancarlo StantonNYYOF32
99Luis SeverinoSEAP28
100Frankie MontasNYYP29
101Robbie RaySEAP30
102Logan WebbSFP25
103Alek ThomasARIOF22
104Pablo LópezMIAP26
105Austin HaysBALOF26
106Alex BregmanHOU3B28
107Jacob deGromNYMP34
108Spencer TorkelsonDET1B/3B22
109Triston CasasBOSOF22
110Alex KirilloffMIN1B/OF24
111Starling MarteNYMOF33
112Lucas GiolitoCHWP28
113Jonathan IndiaCIN2B25
114Josh HaderSDP28
115Emmanuel ClaseCLEP24
116Jackson ChourioMILOF189
117Carlos RodónSFP29
118Tyler MahleMINP27
119Andrés GimenezCLE2B/SS23
120Cody BellingerLADOF27
121CJ AbramsWASSS2110
122Royce LewisMINSS2311
123Tyler GlasnowTBP28
124Robert Hassell IIISDOF2012
125George KirbySEAP2413
126Framber ValdezHOUP28
127Pete Crow-ArmstrongCHCOF2014
128Druw JonesARIOF1815
129Ezequiel TovarCOLSS2016
130Triston McKenzieCLEP24
131JT RealmutoPHIC31
132Willson ContrerasCHCC30
133Chris SaleBOSP33
134Kyle WrightATLP26
135Joe RyanMINP26
136Tylor MegillNYMP26
137TerMarr JohnsonPIT2B1817
138Christian YelichMILOF30
139Anthony RizzoNYY1B32
140J.D. MartinezBOSOF34
141Lance McCullersHOUP28
142Tarik SkubalDETP25
143Yu DarvishCHCP35
144Max ScherzerNYMP37
145Jordan MontgomerySTLP29
146Edwin DíazNYMP28
147Josh JungTEX3B2418
148Liam HendriksCHWP33
149C.J. CronCOL1B32
150Clayton KershawLADP34
151Noelvi MarteCINSS2019
152Nico HoernerCHC2B25
153José BerriosTORP28
154Kris BryantCOL3B/OF30
155Ryan MountcastleBAL1B/OF25
156Salvador PerezKCC32
157MJ MelendezKCC23
158Anthony VolpeNYYSS2120
159Eury PerezMIAP1921
160Nathan EovaldiBOSP32
161Nick LodoloCINP2422
162Grayson RodriguezBALP2223
163Mike ClevingerSDP31
164Justin VerlanderHOUP39
165Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B25
166Luis GarcíaWAS2B/SS22
167Luis UriasMIL2B/SS/3B25
168Jesús SánchezMIAOF24
169Rowdy TellezMIL1B27
170Max MuncyLAD1B/2B31
171Jose AbreuCHW1B35
172Vaughn GrissomATLSS2124
173Nolan GormanSTL3B22
174Vinnie PasquantinoKC1B2425
175Jarred KelenicSEAOF23
176Nick YorkeBOS2B2026
177Elijah GreenWASOF1827
178Jackson HollidayBALSS1828
179Camilo DovalSFP24
180Marcelo MayerBOSSS1929
181Tyler O'NeillSTLOF27
182Max MeyerMIAP2330
183Jesus LuzardoMIAP24
184Mike SorokaATLP24
185Harrison BaderNYYOF28
186Trevor RogersMIAP24
187Amed RosarioCLESS26
188Dustin MayLADP24
189Tanner HouckBOSP26
190Jared WalshLAA1B28
191Daniel EspinoCLEP2131
192Sean ManaeaOAKP30
193Jordan RomanoTORP29
194Marco LucianoSFSS2032
195Blake SnellSDP29
196Christopher MorelCHC2B/3B/OF23
197Roansy ContrerasPITP2233
198Keibert RuizWASC24
199John MeansBALP29
200Adolís GarciaCINOF29
201Tyler StephensonCINC25
202Jack FlahertySTLP26
203Jake CronenworthSD1B/2B/SS28
204Nestor CortesNYYP27
205Luis ArraezMIN2B/3B/OF25
206Jose MirandaMIN1B/3B24
207Javier BáezDET2B/SS29
208Scott BarlowKCP29
209Mackenzie GoreWASP23
210Whit MerrifieldTOR2B/OF33
211Mitch HanigerSEAOF31
212Marcus StromanCHCP31
213Chris BassittNYMP33
214Reid DetmersLAAP23
215Francisco ÁlvarezNYMC2034
216Ryan McMahonCOL2B/3B27
217Ramón LaureanoOAKOF28
218DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B34
219Ryan PresslyHOUP33
220Kolten WongMIL2B31
221Brayan RocchioCLESS2135
222Matt ChapmanTOR3B29
223Taijuan WalkerNYMP29
224Mitch WhiteTORP27
225Bailey OberMINP27
226Hunter GreeneCINP22
227Joey WiemerMILOF2336
228Sonny GrayMINP32
229Jarren DuranBOSOF25
230Garrett WhitlockBOSP26
231Gavin LuxLAD2B24
232Ha-Seong KimSD2B/SS/3B26
233Gregory SotoDETP27
234Brandon LoweTB2B28
235Gabriel MorenoTORC22
236Dylan CarlsonSTLOF23
237Ricky TiedemannTORP1937
238Jo AdellLAAOF23
239Alex VerdugoBOSOF26
240Yasmani GrandalCHWC33
241Eric LauerMILP27
242Lance LynnCHWP35
243Drew RasmussenTBP26
244Raisel IglesiasATLP32
245Adalberto MondesiKCSS/3B26
246Edward CabreraMIAP24
247Luis MatosSFOF2038
248Patrick SandovalLAAP25
249Austin MartinMINSS/OF2339
250Austin WellsNYYC2340
251Jacob BerryMIA3B2141
252Nick GonzalesPIT2B/SS2342
253Tyler SoderstromOAKC2043
254Josiah GrayWASP24
255Jack LeiterTEXP2244
256Brandon MarshPHIOF24
257Trent GrishamSDOF25
258Brady SingerKCP25
259Trey ManciniHOU1B30
260Chris TaylorLAD2B/SS/OF31
261Lourdes GurrielTOROF28
262Mark CanhaNYMOF33
263Wil MyersSDOF31
264Jesse WinkerSEAOF28
265Andy PagesLADOF2145
266Jeff McNeilNYM2B/OF30
267Juan YepezSTL1B24
268Kevin ParadaNYMC2046
269Colton CowserBALOF2247
270Andrew BenintendiNYYOF28
271Taj BradleyTBP2148
272George ValeraCLEOF2149
273Josh NaylorCLEOF25
274José UrquidyHOUP27
275Noah SyndergaardPHIP29
276Coby MayoBAL3B2050
277Gavin WilliamsCLEP2251
278Luis PatiñoTBP22
279Bryson StottPHISS24
280Cristian HernandezCHCSS1852
281Luke VoitWAS1B31
282Alec BohmPHI3B25
283Josh LoweTBOF24
284Jean SeguraPHI2B32
285Yoán MoncadaCHW3B27
286Alex WoodSFP31
287Logan O'HoppeLAAC2253
288Brandon BeltSF1B34
289Justin TurnerLAD3B37
290Jeffrey SpringsTBP29
291Hunter RenfroeMILOF30
292Esteury RuizMILOF2354
293Brett BatyNYM3B2255
294Adam WainwrightSTLP40
295Nathaniel LoweTEX1B27
296Kyle LewisSEAOF27
297Connor JoeCOL1B/OF29
298Curtis MeadTB1B2156
299Matt McLainCINSS2257
300Kevin AlcantaraCHCOF2058
301Masyn WinnSTLSS1959
302Cody MorrisCLEP2560
303Eddie RosarioATLOF30
304Max KeplerMINOF29
305Mick AbelPHIP2061
306Austin MeadowsDETOF27
307Jasson DomínguezNYYOF1962
308Miles MikolasSTLP33
309Oswald PerazaNYYSS2263
310Everson PereiraNYYOF2164
311Zack GelofOAK3B2265
312Joc PedersonSFOF30
313Santiago EspinalTOR2B/3B27
314Jon GrayTEXP30
315Brendan RodgersCOL2B/SS25
316Kyle HarrisonSFP2066
317Michael BrantleyHOUOF35
318Brandon NimmoNYMOF29
319Brandon DrurySD2B/3B/OF29
320Alex CobbSFP34
321Avisail GarciaMIAOF31
322Anthony SantanderBALOF27
323Aaron AshbyMILP24
324Clay HolmesNYYP29
325William ContrerasATLC24
326James WoodWASOF1967
327Brady HouseWASSS1968
328Zac VeenCOLOF2069
329Brennen DavisCHCOF2270
330Orelvis MartinezTORSS2071
331Tommy PhamBOSOF34
332Wilmer FloresSF1B/2B/3B30
333Kenley JansenATLP34
334Leody TaverasTEXOF23
335Gavin StoneLADP2372
336Matthew AllanNYMP2173
337Cade CavalliWASP2374
338Pedro LeónHOUSS/OF2475
339Bobby MillerLADP2376
340Kumar RockerTEXP2277
341Kahlil WatsonMIASS1978
342Mike YastrzemskiSFOF31
343Martín PerezTEXP31
344Anthony DeSclafaniSFP32
345Mitch GarverTEXC31
346Carson KellyARIC28
347Charlie BlackmonCOlOF36
348Cal QuantrillCLEP27
349J.P. CrawfordSEASS27
350Steven MatzSTLP31
351Marcell OzunaATLOF31
352Lane ThomasWASOF26
353Lenyn SosaCHW2B2279
354Dustin HarrisTEX1B/3B2380
355Andrew PainterPHIP1981
356Harry FordSEAC1982
357Gavin CrossKCOF2183
358Brooks LeeMINSS2184
359Sixto SánchezMIAP23
360Jhoan DuranMINP24
361Ryan HelsleySTLP28
362Giovanny GallegosSTLP30
363Dane DunningTEXP27
364Jameson TaillonNYYP30
365Michael ConfortoFAOF29
366Franmil ReyesCLEU27
367Adam DuvallATLOF33
368Chris FlexenSEAP28
369Merrill KellyARIP33
370Marco GonzalesSEAP30
371Brayan BelloBOSP2385
372Edwin ArroyoCINSS1886
373Michael BuschLAD2B2487
374Ceddanne RafaelaBOSOF2188
375Steven KwanCLEOF24
376Josh RojasARI2B/SS/OF28
377Josh WinderMINP2589
378Zach EflinPHIP28
379Liover PegueroPITSS2190
380Jurickson ProfarSD2B/OF29
381Josh DonaldsonNYY3B36
382Félix BautistaBALP27
383Trevor LarnachMINOF25
384Blaze JordanBOS3B1991
385Cristhian VaqueroWASOF1792
386Jhonkensy NoelCLE1B/3B2193
387Adael AmadorCOLSS1994
388Carlos ColmenarezTBSS1895
389Craig KimbrelLADP34
390Tyler AndersonLADP32
391Chris PaddackSDP26
392Peyton BattenfieldCLEP2496
393Sal FrelickMILOF2297
394Trey SweeneyNYY3B2298
395Ezequiel DuranTEXSS2399
396Benny MontgomeryCOLOF19100
397Kristian RobinsonARIOF21101
398Carlos CarrascoNYMP35
399Andrew McCutchenMILOF35
400AJ PollockLADOF34
401Randall GrichukTOROF30
402Jonathan ArandaTB1B/2B/3B24102
403Daniel LynchKCP25
404Casey MizeDETP25
405Shea LangeliersOAKC24103
406Paul BlackburnOAKP28
407Aeverson ArteagaSFSS19104
408Mark VientosNYM3B22105
409DL HallBALP23106
410Emerson HancockSEAP23107
411Garrett CooperMIA1B/OF31
412Eugenio SuárezSEASS/3B31
413Reynaldo LópezCHWP28
414Devin WilliamsMILP27
415Charlie MortonATLP38
416Harold RamírezTB1B/OF27
417Frank SchwindelCHC1B30
418David BednarPITP27
419Patrick WisdomCHC3B30
420Diego CartayaLADC20108
421Cade HortonCHCP20109
422Zach PlesacCLEP27
423Manuel MargotTBOF27
424Bobby DalbecBOS1B26
425Christian WalkerARI1B31
426Jake MeyersHOUOF26
427Jace JungDET2B21110
428Ramón UríasBAL2B/SS28
429Caleb KilianCHCP25111
430Justin FoscueTEX2B23112
431Mike MoustakasCIN3B33
432Nelson CruzWASU42
433Dominic SmithNYMOF27
434LaMonte Wade Jr.SF1B/OF28
435Jesus AguilarMIA1B32
436Joey WendleMIASS/3B32
437Jorge SolerMIAOF30
438Akil BaddooDETOF23
439Joey BartSFC25
440Hunter BrownHOUP23113
441Luisangel AcuñaTEXSS20114
442Corey KluberTBP36
443Matthew LiberatoreSTLP22115
444Zack NetoLAASS21116
445Jordan GroshansMIA3B22117
446Kyle HendricksCHCP32
447Will BednarSFP22118
448Colson MontgomeryCHW3B19119
449Victor AcostaSDSS17120
450Stephen StrasburgWASP34
451Eduardo RodríguezBOSP29
452Joey GalloLADOF28
453Nick MadrigalCHC2B25
454Jake BurgerCHW3B26
455Forrest WhitleyHOUP24121
456Drey JamesonARIP24122
457James TriantosCHCSS/3B19123
458Aaron HicksNYYOF32
459Brandon CrawfordSFSS35
460Jett WilliamsNYMSS18124
461Alec BurlesonSTLOF22125
462Henry DavisPITC22126
463Tyler FreemanCLESS23127
464Blake WalstonARIP20128
465Gary SanchezMINC29
466Edward OlivaresKCOF26
467Kyle IsbelKCOF25
468Gio UrshelaNYYSS/3B30
469Ranger SuarezTEXP26
470Gavin SheetsCHWU26
471Roderick AriasNYYSS17129
472Jose SalasMIASS17130
473Yusei KikuchiTORP30
474Oscar GonzalezCLEOF24
475Eduardo EscobarNYM2B/3B33
476Travis d'ArnaudATLC33
477Connor NorbyBAL2B22131
478Jack SuwinskiPITOF24
479Clarke SchmidtNYYP25
480Thairo EstradaSF2B26
481Brandon PfaadtARIP23132
482Nick PivettaBOSP29
483Danny JansenTORC27
484Jay AllenCINOF19133
485Evan CarterTEXOF19134
486Deyvison De Los SantosARI3B19135
487Ryan PepiotLADP24136
488Gabriel GonzalezSEAOF18137
489Warming BernabelCOL3B20138
490Jon BertiMIA2B/3B/OF32
491Pavin SmithARI1B/OF26
492Chase DeLauterCLEOF22139
493Cam CollierCIN3B17140
494Ken WaldichukOAKP24141
495Aaron CivaleCLEP26
496Hayden WesneckiCHCP24142
497Alexander RamirezNYMOF19143
498Gordon GracefoSTLP22144
499Kyle ManzardoTB1B22145
500Chase SilsethLAAP22146
501Landon KnackLADP25147
502Junior CamineroTB3B19148
503Bo NaylorCLEC22149
504JP SearsOAKP26150
505Spencer JonesNYYOF21151
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