Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (2024)

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All of your fantasy baseball draft preparation needs collected in one place! Here you'll find rankings, projections, cheat sheets, analysis and strategy; Check back every day for new content through Opening Day of the 2021 season. If this is your first time playing fantasy baseball, might we recommend starting with the basics: The Playbook: How to play fantasy baseball.

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Rankings, projections, depth charts and cheat sheets

Mass: Points league ranking

co*ckcroft: Head-to-head categories rankings

Karabell: Roto leagues rankings

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (1) McDaniel: Top 50 fantasy rookies for 2021

2021 Player Projections and Outlooks

Live Draft Results

Cheat Sheet Central

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (2) Cheat Sheet: sleepers, busts, rookies, closers

Closer depth chart

MLB depth charts

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (3) Custom Dollar Value Generator

From our award-winning fantasy baseball analysts:

Mock Drafts

March 10: H2H Points

March 3: H2H Each Category

Roundtables

What spring training buzz should you be buying?

What's the best approach to drafting closers in 2021?

Best current draft-day values by ADP (March 9)

Which rookie will make the biggest impact?

2021 Sleepers and Busts

Who should go No. 6 if Betts, Acuna, Trout, Soto, Tatis are gone?

Prominent players to avoid drafting

Most debatable draft rankings

What to take away from the shortened 2020 season

Tout Wars takeaways from our four participants

From Eric Karabell

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (4) Bold predictions for each AL team

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (5) Bold predictions for each NL team

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (6) The Do Not Draft list

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (7) The Do Draft list

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (8) Mid-spring closer competition update

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (9) Sneaky Keepers: looking beyond prospects for long-term keeper league value

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (10) Favorite, least favorite rookies for 2021

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (11) 10 things to watch for in 2021

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (12) Bullpen battles to watch

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (13) Spring Training watch: Don't overlook the Orioles

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (14) Pitchers, hitters and Ohtanis to watch in spring training

From Tristan H. co*ckcroft

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (15) Tristan's Twenty players to target in drafts ...

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (16) ... and 10 to pass on at their current ADP

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (17) Stock Watch: Reacting to the week's injuries, news (March 26)

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (18) Stock Watch: Mid-spring rankings updates

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (19) Kings of Command: Breakout pitchers to draft this season

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (20) Statscast spring training stats that matter

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (21) Statscast speed metrics impact on SB and BABIP.

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (22) How to use the Custom Dollar Value Generator

From Todd Zola

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (23) How to use ADP to know when to draft high-variance players

How much weight should you give humidors and ballpark dimensions?

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (24) How the projections sausage gets made

Others

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (25) Passan's 2021 predictions unearth 10 draft-day gems

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (26) McDaniel: Every team's next MLB Rank player

Starting pitcher "Work" Index: assessing pitcher workload risk factors

Spring Training Watch

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (27) March 22: Value of catchers

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (28) Spring Training watch: Houston has some problems (March 8)

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (29) Spring Training watch: Don't overlook the Orioles (March 1)

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (30) Bullpen battles to watch

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (31) Pitchers, hitters and Ohtanis to watch in spring training

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (32) Bell on spring injury watch: who is ready to contribute?

Expert Leagues

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (33) co*ckcroft: AL LABR draft

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (34) Karabell: NL LABR draft

Points League Corner

Points League Rankings

H2H Points league draft strategy

Pitchers to value more in points leagues

Hitters to avoid in points leagues

The Playbook: Become an expert in 9 innings

Inning 1: How to play fantasy baseball

Inning 2: League Formats: Which is right for you?

Inning 3: Everything you need to know about auction drafts

Inning 4: How to create the ultimate cheat sheet

Inning 5: Optimizing your roster

Inning 6: Nine must-follow tips

Inning 7: Staying ahead of league trends

Inning 8: Using advanced stats to get ahead

Inning 9: Master the 2021 player pool

For Dynasty Leaguers

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (35) Dynasty Top 300

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (36) co*ckcroft: Dynasty stock watch

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (37) Karabell: winning right now in fantasy baseball dynasty league

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (38) McDaniel: Top 50 fantasy rookies for 2021

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (39) Karabell's Sneaky Keepers: looking beyond prospects for long-term keeper league value

Fantasy Focus Baseball recent podcasts

LISTEN:: Late spring rankings adjustments

Eric Karabell and Tristan co*ckcroft breakdown the rash of recent injuries: does Fernando Tatis Jr (0:45) fall and is Zac Gallen (5:50) now a player you need to fade? They discuss the breakout potential of the now well compensated Lance McCullers (16:10) and a "Statcast darling" (18:55) to consider before diving into the Blue Jays compromised bullpen (21:55) and your best hashbrowns!

LISTEN:: March 12: The Process Behind ESPN Projections

Todd Zola joins the show to discuss his projection process (1:42) before detailing the difference between rankings and projections (8:42). He also speaks to the impact of spring training on his final outlook on the season (13:12) and his top three takeaways from his process (15:12). Eric and Tristan address recent pitcher injuries (28:20) and answering your preseason questions (29:55)!

LISTEN:: March 1: Which Rookies Are Ready To Produce?

Eric interviews MLB Insider Kiley McDaniel to get a feel for when we see Wander Franco this season (1:00), if Randy Arozarena is a star in the making (2:10) and which other prospects are worth a look in 2021 redraft leagues. AJ Mass then joins Eric to talk about if Spring Training matters (16:30), what makes points league rankings their own entity (19:00), if the catch position is worth addressing early (27:21) and if now is the time to move on from Jacob deGrom in dynasty leagues (35:25)

In Case You Missed It: Fantasy Focus Baseball Archived Podcasts

From The Archives:

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Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (42) From 2020 The lost art of shadow-mocking

Fantasy baseball rankings, projections, strategy and cheat sheets (43) From 2020 How to optimize your roster for stolen bases

From 2020 Fantasy baseball's lasting legacy

From 2020 Matthew Berry's untold stories of 40 years of fantasy baseball

From 2020 Project "GOAT" celebrates 40 years of fantasy baseball

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