Postseason Cheatsheet
Postseason Cheatsheet

This article is part of our Rounding Third series.

Quick Postseason Cheatsheet

Now that the Wild Card games have been settled, here's a quick set of rankings by position for the playoffs. The rankings are for 5x5 scoring, and presume that your player selection is one-and-done - once the player's team has been eliminated, you can't replace him.

Starting Pitchers

  1. Gerrit Cole
  2. Justin Verlander
  3. Walker Buehler
  4. Zack Greinke
  5. Clayton Kershaw
  6. James Paxton
  7. Hyun-Jin Ryu
  8. Jack Flaherty
  9. Patrick Corbin
  10. Stephen Strasburg
  11. Luis Severino
  12. Dallas Keuchel
  13. Masahiro Tanaka
  14. Mike Foltynewicz
  15. Jose Berrios
  16. Mike Soroka
  17. Max Scherzer
  18. Tyler Glasnow
  19. Blake Snell
  20. Charlie Morton
  21. Anibal Sanchez
  22. J.A. Happ
  23. Jake Odorizzi
  24. Miles Mikolas
  25. Ryan Yarbrough
  26. Adam Wainwright
  27. Rich Hill
  28. Martin Perez
  29. Jose Urquidy
  30. Max Fried
  31. Dakota Hudson

Relief Pitchers

  1. Roberto Osuna
  2. Aroldis Chapman
  3. Kenley Jansen
  4. Mark Melancon
  5. Carlos Martinez
  6. Taylor Rogers
  7. Emilio Pagan
  8. Daniel Hudson
  9. Sergio Romo
  10. Adam Ottavino
  11. Ryan Pressly
  12. Nick Anderson
  13. Kenta Maeda
  14. Julio Urias
  15. Zack Britton
  16. Tommy Kahnle
  17. Sean Doolittle
  18. Giovanny Gallegos
  19. Dustin May
  20. Ross Stripling
  21. Andrew Miller
  22. Will Harris
  23. Josh James
  24. John Gant
  25. Diego Castillo
  26. Colin Poche
  27. Chaz Roe
  28. Luke Jackson
  29. Chris Martin
  30. Trevor May
  31. Brusdar Graterol
  32. Hunter Strickland

Catcher

  1. Gary Sanchez
  2. Will Smith
  3. Robinson Chirinos
  4. Mitch Garver
  5. Yadier Molina
  6. Travis d'Arnaud
  7. Kurt Suzuki
  8. Brian McCann
  9. Russell Martin
  10. Martin Maldonado
  11. Tyler Flowers
  12. Mike Zunino
  13. Jason Castro
  14. Yan Gomes
  15. Austin Romine

First Base

  1. Freddie Freeman
  2. Yuli Gurriel
  3. Edwin Encarnacion
  4. Max Muncy
  5. Luke Voit
  6. Paul Goldschmidt
  7. Howie Kendrick
  8. C.J. Cron
  9. Ji-Man Choi
  10. David Freese
  11. Matt Adams
  12. Ryan Zimmerman
  13. Jesus Aguilar
  14. Nate Lowe
  15. Willians Astudillo
  16. Matt Beaty

Second Base

  1. Jose Altuve
  2. Ozzie Albies
  3. DJ LeMahieu
  4. Gleyber Torres
  5. Max Muncy
  6. Kolten Wong
  7. Chris Taylor
  8. Brandon Lowe
  9. Joey Wendle
  10. Jonathan Schoop
  11. Asdrubal Cabrera
  12. Brian Dozier
  13. Matt Carpenter
  14. Enrique Hernandez
  15. Mike Brosseau
  16. Gavin Lux
  17. Luis Arraez
  18. Marwin Gonzalez
  19. Adeiny Hechavarria
  20. Daniel Robertson

Shortstop

  1. Carlos Correa
  2. Corey Seager
  3. Gleyber Torres
  4. Trea Turner
  5. Didi Gregorius
  6. Dansby Swanson
  7. Jorge Polanco
  8. Paul DeJong
  9. Willy Adames
  10. Chris Taylor
  11. Aledmys Diaz
  12. Gavin Lux
  13. Adeiny Hechavarria
  14. Yairo Muñoz

Third Base

  1. Alex Bregman
  2. Josh Donaldson
  3. DJ LeMahieu
  4. Anthony Rendon
  5. Justin Turner
  6. Miguel Sano
  7. Tommy Edman
  8. Yandy Diaz
  9. Joey Wendle
  10. Matt Carpenter
  11. Matt Duffy
  12. Gio Urshela

Outfield

  1. Ronald Acuña
  2. Cody Bellinger
  3. George Springer
  4. Michael Brantley
  5. Aaron Judge
  6. Yordan Alvarez*
  7. A.J. Pollock
  8. Juan Soto
  9. Gioncarlo Stanton
  10. Nelson Cruz*
  11. Austin Meadows
  12. Brett Gardner
  13. Joc Pederson
  14. Eddie Rosario
  15. Tommy Pham
  16. Victor Robles
  17. Max Kepler
  18. Marcell Ozuna
  19. Kevin Kiermaier
  20. Adam Eaton
  21. Avisail Garcia
  22. Harrison Bader
  23. Cameron Maybin
  24. Nick Markakis
  25. Josh Reddick
  26. Chris Taylor
  27. Dexter Fowler
  28. Gerardo Parra
  29. Jake Cave
  30. LaMonte Wade
  31. Jose Martinez
  32. Enrique Hernandez
  33. Guillermo Heredia
  34. Michael Taylor
  35. Jake Marisnick
  36. Matt Joyce
  37. Billy Hamilton
  38. Adam Duvall
  39. Rafael Ortega

* DH-only but I'm listing them at the closest possible position.

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