Who to Draft in Fantasy Baseball: The Top 10 Players

It’s that time of year again. Time to start preparing for your fantasy baseball draft! Here is a list of the top 10 players you should draft this year.

Mike Trout- Los Angeles Angels

Perhaps the best player in baseball, Mike Trout is always a top pick in fantasy baseball drafts. The Angels outfielder is a five-tool player who excels in every aspect of the game. He’s a sure bet for a .300 batting average, 30+ home runs, and 100+ RBIs. He also steals a lot of bases and plays great defense. In other words, he’s the total package. If you have the first overall pick in your fantasy baseball draft, take Mike Trout and don’t look back.

Christian Yelich- Milwaukee Brewers

Yelich is one of the top young players in baseball and has already established himself as one of the best hitters in the game. He made his first All-Star team last season and finished fourth in NL MVP voting. Yelich hit .282/.369/.439 with 18 home runs, 81 RBI and 22 stolen bases last season. He is a five-tool player who is just entering his prime. Yelich should be drafted in the top five picks of all fantasy drafts.

Mookie Betts- Boston Red Sox

Mookie Betts is an American professional baseball right fielder for the Boston Red Sox of Major League Baseball. He is the reigning American League Most Valuable Player, and in 2019, he led the major leagues in home runs (32), batting average (.295), slugging percentage (.640), and OPS+ (172). He also stole 16 bases to become the first AL player since 2012 with 30 homers and 15 steals in a season. A five-time All-Star, Betts has won three Silver Slugger Awards and a Gold Glove Award. He was named the AL Player of the Month for August 2018. In recognition of his accomplishments, Sports Illustrated magazine named Betts their 2018 Sportsperson of the Year.

Ronald Acuna Jr.- Atlanta Braves

Acuna is one of the best hitters in baseball, and he plays for a good team. He will give you a lot of home runs and stolen bases, and he is young enough that he should improve as he matures.

Juan Soto- Washington Nationals

Soto is one of baseball’s best young outfielders, and he’s still just 21 years old. He broke out in a big way in 2019, batting .282/.401/.548 with 34 home runs, 110 RBI and 110 runs scored. He also stole nine bases. Soto has a chance to be a 30-30 player in 2020, and he should be drafted in the top five overall.

Cody Bellinger- Los Angeles Dodgers

Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers- After an incredible rookie season in which he really seemed to come into his own in the second half, the 22-year-old Bellinger is poised for a monster sophomore campaign. He’s got the potential to hit 40+ homers with a .280+ batting average, and those are just two of the five categories in which he will contribute.

Freddie Freeman- Atlanta Braves

Freddie Freeman is one of the best first basemen in baseball, and he’s only getting better. The 27-year-old slugger has hit at least .275 with 24 home runs in each of the past five seasons, and he’s a good bet to hit 30 homers again in 2018. He’s also durable, having played in at least 153 games in four straight years.

Gerrit Cole- New York Yankees

Gerrit Cole is one of the top pitchers in baseball, and he’s coming off his best season yet. He won 20 games, struck out 276 batters, and had a 2.50 ERA last year. Cole is a workhorse who pitches deep into games, and he’ll be a key part of the Yankees’ rotation this year.

Trevor Story- Colorado Rockies

Trevor Story is one of the most dynamic young players in baseball, and he’s coming off a breakout season in which he hit 37 home runs and stole 27 bases. He’s a riskier pick than some of the other top players on this list, but he has the potential to be a first-round fantasy talent.

Alex Bregman- Houston Astros

Alex Bregman was born on March 30, 1994, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is an American professional baseball infielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB). Bregman played college baseball for the LSU Tigers. The Astros selected Bregman with the second overall pick in the 2015 MLB draft. He made his MLB debut in 2016 and was named to the American League (AL) All-Star team in 2018.

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