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These are our custom fantasy rankings for 2016 with full projections for each player. If you're looking for a sortable list of the best players to draft, this is it.

If your league holds an auction draft, it can be hard to know how much to bid for each player. Our auction values solve that problem by providing dollar values to guide you.

Cheat sheets are a great way to see the whole picture quickly during your draft. These compact rankings are a great way to feel in control in the middle of a fast-paced draft.

Rookies and minor-leaguers are some of the best opportunities to grab some surplus value during your draft. Our prospect coverage will give you an advantage over the competition.

We've done the hard work of projecting the stats (across many categories) of over a thousand MLB players so that you can know what to expect from a wide range of players in 2016.

Our expert question and answer service essentially gives you personal access to your own team of fantasy baseball experts when you need them most. If you need help, just ask us.

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RotoWire's Fantasy Baseball Draft Software allows you to input the results of your draft as it happens and make adjustments to your strategy on the fly. All of the RotoWire projections are included and automatically updated throughout the pre-season in a downloadable application you can take to your draft.

  • Set up any size draft (snake or basic) or auction.
  • Use rotisserie or fantasy points scoring systems.
  • Select from 24 different hitting and pitching categories.
  • Set player eligibility based on your league settings.
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Combine the power of our custom rankings tool with the depth of analysis you'll find in our 2016 player outlooks and you'll definitely be ahead of the game.

Finding hidden gems can be the difference between landing in the middle of the pack and winning your league.

Breaking the players into tiers by their value can be an interesting way to attack your draft and our tiered auction values tool is a great way to do that.

Staying constantly updated on the latest news is an important part of being a good fantasy player and our fantasy baseball player news and analysis is the class of the industry.

Drafting the right closers at the beginning of the year can save you a lot of waiver wire scrambling later on. With our closer news, you'll always be a step ahead when chasing saves.

A great player will do your team no good if he's buried on the depth chart. That's why staying informed about where each player is slotted on their team's depth chart is vital.

2016 Rankings by Position

Catcher Rankings

Find out where Kyle Schwarber, Buster Posey, Jonathan Lucroy, Travis d'Arnaud and other catchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

First Base Rankings

Find out where Paul Goldschmidt, Joey Votto, Albert Pujols, Adrian Gonzalez and other first basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Second Base Rankings

Find out where Dee Gordon, Jason Kipnis, Dustin Pedroia, Jose Altuve and other second basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Shortstop Rankings

Find out where Carlos Correa, Jose Reyes, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts and other shortstops are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Third Base Rankings

Find out where Nolan Arenado, David Wright, Josh Donaldson, Kris Bryant and other third basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Outfielder Rankings

Find out where A.J. Pollock, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Andrew McCutchen and other outfielders are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Starting Pitcher Rankings

Find out where Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw, Cory Kluber, David Price and other starting pitchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Relief Pitcher Rankings

Find out where Wade Davis, Zach Britton, Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen and other relievers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Draft Strategy & Advice

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

Learn how to prepare for your draft, properly value players, and build your team on draft day.

Scouting Fantasy Players

Scouting baseball players is not an exact science, but learning about it can benefit your fantasy team.

Analyzing Prospects

Before you take that flier on the next big prospect, it helps to know how to slice through the hype.

How To Run A Keeper League

Done right, keeper leagues can be a lot of fun, but it's important to plan ahead.

How To Play Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy baseball has many different formats. If you're new to the game, learning the basics is key.

RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Podcast - Daily Fantasy Baseball Podcast

We talk fantasy baseball every Monday through Friday throughout the season.

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Derek VanRiper and Bernie Pleskoff discuss all things baseball once a week.

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Latest Fantasy Baseball Articles
Overseas Scouting Report: Maeda Leads the Way
Patrick Newman and Peter Schoenke look at the players coming to MLB from Asia and Cuba, including Japanese pitcher Kenta Maeda.
Pitching 101: Dissecting Secondary Offerings
Eno Sarris analyzes the secondary offerings of several arms in search of breakout potential for 2016.
Farm Futures: NL Central Top 10s
RotoWire's James Anderson dives into the best prospects in the NL Central, including the Brewers' Jorge Lopez, who has a chance to be a solid contributor in the majors this season.
Draft Day Strategy: Auction Tips
Regardless of your opinion on building around a high-priced arm, mapping out projections and dollar values before an auction is critically important.
Injury Risk: Players to Avoid
Yordano Ventura appeared to take a big step forward in the second half of 2015, but are his seemingly minor arm issues pointing to a bigger underlying problem? RotoWire Injury Expert Jeff Stotts weighs in...
120 Sports & RW Video: Spring Predictions
DVR joins 120 Sports to discuss players he expects to rise in value over Spring Training.
Pitching 3D: Intriguing Arms of the AL East
Doug Thorburn explains the importance of repetition for pitchers and uses it to focus on five pitchers from the American League East that could be solid fantasy options this season.

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RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Columns

We put out a wide variety of content throughout preseason, the regular season, playoffs, and the offseason.
These are the fantasy baseball columns you can expect to read on regular basis throughout the season:

Bats and Balls

David Regan's weekly MLB analysis.

Beating The Shift

Chris Smith on strategy and all things roto.

Charging the Mound

Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss talk MLB.

Collette Calls

Jason Collette's fantasy baseball analysis.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report

Expert baseball injury analysis.

FAAB Factor - AL

Weekly look at AL free agent pickups.

FAAB Factor - NL

Weekly look at NL free agent pickups.

Farm Futures

James Anderson highlights top fantasy prospects.

In Some Depth

Analysis of depth chart changes.

Minor League Barometer

Hot/cold players in the minors.

MLB Barometer

Hot/cold baseball players weekly.

Mound Musings

Examining hot-button pitchers.

Rounding Third

Jeff Erickson's look around the league.

The Daily Duel

Help for daily fantasy game players.

The Lineup Card

Daily overview to help set your lineup.

The Long Game

Keeper/dynasty league strategy and tactics.

The Saber's Edge

Jeff Zimmerman's column with advanced metrics.

Weekly Pitcher Rankings

Hitter rankings for each week of the season.

Weekly Batter Rankings

Pitcher rankings for each week of the season.

The Wheelhouse

Derek VanRiper's thoughts on the latest news.

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