FANTASY BASEBALL: The top 100 players ranked according to the experts

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Baseball is back! With the regular season now less than three weeks away, it is time to start researching players and drafting fantasy teams.

We pulled together the fantasy baseball rankings of 25 experts from 16 different sites, to put together a consensus ranking of the top 100 players for standard, season-long fantasy baseball. The experts represent ESPN, Yahoo Sports, USA Today, Sports Illustrated, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, Sporting News, Bleacher Report, RotoChamp, Roto Experts, Razzball, Fake Teams, Roto Baller, and The Fake Baseball.

Below, we go into a little more depth for the top 50 players, with the rest of the list found at the bottom. Only rankings that have been updated since the start of spring training have been included.

 

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No. 1 Mike Trout, LAA — OF
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Position rank*: 1

Average rank: 1.2

Highest rank: 1

Lowest rank: 2

One thing to know: Trout has seen his stolen bases drop from 49 in 2012 to just 11 last year. However, he says he wants to steal more this season.

Where the player ranks among players who are eligible at the same position.

No. 2 Bryce Harper, WSH — OF
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Position rank: 2

Average rank: 2.5

Highest rank: 1

Lowest rank: 4

One thing to know: Bryce Harper’s spring has been pretty ho-hum, but he took Justin Verlander deep twice over the weekend, including one over the batter’s eye in center field.

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No. 3 Paul Goldschmidt, ARI — 1B
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Position rank: 1

Average rank: 2.6

Highest rank: 2

Lowest rank: 4

One thing to know: Goldschmidt had 164 plate appearances with two outs and the bases empty in 2015, the most in MLB. This suggests that he could have an even bigger season this year if given just a little bit more luck, some help, and maybe a new position in the batting order.

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