Top 350 Composite Rankings
Top 350 Composite Rankings

This article is part of our RotoWire Roundtable series.

The RotoWire Roundtable started a few years ago as a way of offering up multiple perspectives on the player pool with the hope of generating engaging dialogue around the players we disagree about. Of course, it also yields a consensus "opinion" with the average, or mean rankings from each of the five panelists, and a median ranking, which helps to reduce the impact of outliers on the panel. 

This year's panel includes:

  • Jeff Erickson 'JE'
  • Derek VanRiper 'DVR'
  • Clay Link 'CL'
  • Todd Zola 'TZ'
  • Tim Heaney 'TH'

These rankings were fully updated Friday, March 15 at 6:30p ET. There are a few key players without a team for the upcoming season (most notably, Craig Kimbrel and Dallas Keuchel), and we have updates to the list scheduled for 3/22 and 3/29.

Keep an eye out for additional articles and blog posts between updates, highlighting our strongest differences throughout this list.

Note: The column headers are sortable. The default rank on the left is based on the Median rank of each player, with the mean (AVG) serving as the tie-breaker when applicable. 

Additionally, custom rankings for most other formats are available through the in-draft software and on our custom rankings page.

RkAVGMedPlayerTeamPosJEDVRCLTZTH
11.01Mike TroutAngelsOF11111
22.02Mookie BettsRed SoxOF22222
34.03Max ScherzerNationalsSP43733
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ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Jeff Erickson
Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).
Tim Heaney
Tim has cultivated award-winning and industry-recognized content in fantasy sports publishing for more than a decade, during which he's captured several industry-league titles (including Tout Wars) and Fantasy Sports Writers Association honors for podcasting. The New York native started with KFFL.com, which eventually linked up with USA TODAY Fantasy Sports, where he contributed football and baseball analysis to Sports Weekly and on the web. Since 2016, he's worked for RotoWire as an editor, Senior Writer and podcaster (NFL and MLB) and has written weekly football and baseball tips for ESPN; he's been lead Editor of the Fantasy Black Book series since 2018.
Clay Link
Clay Link is the MLB Editor at RotoWire. Clay won the overall championship in The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational and finished top 10 in the NFBC RotoWire Online Championship in 2018. He can be heard every Friday and Saturday during baseball season on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio and every Thursday on the Prospect Podcast.
Derek VanRiper
Derek is the Director of Media for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire's shows on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210).
Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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