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These are our overall fantasy rankings for 2014 with full player profiles for each player. If you're looking for a straightforward 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.

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 2014.

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.

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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  • Use rotisserie or fantasy points scoring systems.
  • Select from 24 different hitting and pitching categories.
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Our custom rankings tools will help you find the best players to draft given your specific scoring settings. Our rankings section covers both points leagues and roto leagues.

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

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.

For some people, extensive fantasy baseball rankings can be hard to digest in the middle of a draft. Breaking the player rankings into tiers has proven to be one way to simplify things.

2014 Rankings by Position

Catcher Rankings

Find out where Carlos Santana, Buster Posey, Matt Wieters, Wilin Rosario and other catchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

First Base Rankings

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

Second Base Rankings

Find out where Robinson Cano, Jason Kipnis, Chase Utley, Jose Altuve and other second basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Shortstop Rankings

Find out where Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Jean Segura and other shortstops are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Third Base Rankings

Find out where Evan Longoria, David Wright, Pablo Sandoval, Brett Lawrie and other third basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Outfielder Rankings

Find out where Ryan Braun, Mike Trout, Josh Hamilton, Jose Bautista and other outfielders are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Starting Pitcher Rankings

Find out where Clayton Kershaw, Gerrit Cole, Matt Moore, Mike Minor and other starting pitchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Relief Pitcher Rankings

Find out where Aroldis Chapman, Greg Holland, 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.

Building A Great Pitching Staff

In any given year, pitchers can pitch above or below their true skill set for many reasons – the defense behind them, luck on batted balls, and the quality of the team's bullpen to name a few.

Scouting Fantasy Players

Scouting baseball players is not an exact science. It is a combination of evaluating fundamentals, physical/mental makeup and approach. Building a fantasy roster includes many of the same factors.

Analyzing Prospects

Not every prospect is going to pan out. Before you take that flier on the next big lottery ticket, 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

With the arrival of the Internet, real-time information and large databases, fantasy baseball has many different formats, rules and styles. If you're new to the game, learning the basics is key.

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MLB Barometer: Blue Bloods

Matt Kemp has caught fire at just the right time for the Dodgers. Will it be enough for them in the playoffs?

Tuesday Lineup Card: Give Logan Some Run

Monday Lineup Card: Dealin' Derek

Derek Holland is 1-0 with a 0.99 ERA and 22:3 K:BB over his last four starts.

FAAB Factor-NL: Worth Remembering

RotoWire's Jan Levine implores you not to be simple-minded and forget about the recovering injured players like Matt Harvey and Jose Fernandez in his final FAAB article of the season.

FAAB Factor-AL: Walker Gets His Shot

Taijuan Walker subbed in for the injured Roenis Elias last week and is worth your consideration for the final week, writes RotoWire's Andrew Martinez.

Draftster MLB: Pricey Returns and Weekly Picks

Masahiro Tanaka will be back on the mound Sunday, but will he be worth the hefty price tag?

Sunday Lineup Card: Beantown Building Blocks

The Red Sox starter has recaptured his 2013 form just in time for the season's close.

Pitching Value Meter: Down the Stretch they Come

With a playoff berth in the balance, the Mariners might need 18 innings out of Felix Hernandez this week, which would be just fine for fantasy owners.

Collette Calls: Late Bloomer

The Orioles DFA'd Steve Pearce earlier this season, but he's been a nice surprise for the AL East Champions in his age-31 campaign.

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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:

Behind The Backstop

Scouting/prospect info from Tory Hernandez.

Bats and Balls

David Regan's weekly MLB analysis.

Charging the Mound

Jeff Erickson and Chris Liss talk MLB.

Collette Calls

Jason Collette's fantasy baseball analysis.

Diamond Cuts

Expert baseball injury analysis.

FAAB Factor - AL

Weekly look at AL free agent pickups.

FAAB Factor - NL

Weekly look at NL free agent pickups.

House of Shlain

Nick Shlain 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.

Pitching Value Meter

Weekly pitcher rankings.

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 Wheelhouse

Derek VanRiper's thoughts on the latest news.

Transaction Analysis

Analysis of the latest MLB transactions.

RotoWire MLB Podcast

RotoWire MLB Podcast

Listen to Derek VanRiper & Bernie Pleskoff.

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