2020 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit: Rankings, strategy tips and more to get you ready for the short season

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Whether you’re a first-time player or returning for another season of fun and competition of fantasy baseball, the Yahoo Fantasy crew is here to help get everyone ready to draft. And with this being an unprecedented 60-game season, we could all use a little help. For full details on how we’re handling the shortened baseball season and how it affects your leagues, click here.

[Still time to join or create a fantasy baseball league for the short season]

Before making your picks, we’ve rounded up all our advice in one place to make it easier to prep for your draft and come out on top. When you feel like you’re ready to put your knowledge to use, we have a couple great options for you:

Mock draft lobby: Practice makes perfect

Create or sign up for a league and plan your draft

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Editor’s Note: This page will be updated as we continue to preview the upcoming season. A portion of the content below was created before the season was shortened.

2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Overall top 300

Position-by-Position: [ C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP ]

Positional Previews: [ C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP ]

Player draft values by position: Corner Infielders | Catchers | Middle Infielders | Starting Pitchers | Outfielders

Ranking the closers: Bullpen tiers for fantasy draft season

American League Previews: AL West | AL Central | AL East

National League Previews: NL West | NL Central | NL East

The safest first-round draft picks you can make

ADP Analysis: Five undervalued hitters | Five underrated pitchers

One Sleeper from every MLB team | One Bust from every MLB team

Draft Strategy

Trout among studs to be wary of in fantasy drafts

Scott Pianowski’s guys (kinda) for 2020

Foregoing SPs in 2020: Let’s get weird!

Which teams have the best/worst fantasy schedules?

Should you punt categories in 2020?

NL hitters who will benefit most from Universal DH

The top impact prospects of 2020

The 7 position battles to watch

Injury updates before MLB season start

Safest, underrated and overrated draft picks: Rounds 1-3 | Rounds 4-6 | Rounds 7-10

Strategy guide for building a winning team for short season

Recommended rules and tweaks for abbreviated season

Fantasy baseball returns: Now what?

Who will benefit from a shortened 2020 season?

The players Scott Pianowski is fading this draft season

Sleepers: One hitter at each position | Arms to target | Post-hype sleepers

Boom-Or-Busts: Top risk-reward draft picks

Overvalued players: Alonso, Altuve lead hitters | Strasburg tops pitchers

Khris Davis headlines comeback players of 2020

Prospect Watch: 10 rookies to know

Seeking stolen bases: Grab some bags at a low cost

2020 Park Factors for every team: Are Astros in trouble?

Shopping at the fantasy baseball draft bargain bin

The players one writer doesn’t want to draft

Fantasy impact of MLB offseason’s biggest moves

One expert builds the greatest fantasy team of the last 40 years

Player debates

Who should be the first pitcher off the board?

Yordan Alvarez vs. J.D. Martinez

Trea Turner vs. Trevor Story

Vladimir Guerrero Jr. vs. Kris Bryant

Fantasy Power Rankings

No. 30 Giants | No. 29 Mariners | No. 28 Orioles | No. 27 Tigers | No. 26 Pirates | No . 25 Marlins | No. 24 Rangers | No. 23 Royals | No. 22 Diamondbacks | No. 21 Blue Jays | No. 20 Rockies | No. 19 Reds | No. 18 Rays | No. 17 Cardinals | No. 16 Phillies | No. 15 Brewers | No. 14 Red Sox | No. 13 Angels | No. 12 Athletics | No. 11 White Sox | No. 10 Mets | No. 9 Cubs | No. 8 Padres | No. 7 Twins | No. 6 Cleveland | No. 5 Nationals | No. 4 Atlanta | No. 3 Yankees | No. 2 Astros | No. 1 Dodgers

Expert Video Analysis

How to go about drafting injured players in 2020

When should you draft Mike Trout?

Who will benefit the most from universal DHs?

How will the short season affect Clayton Kershaw?

How starting pitchers compare to running backs in fantasy

Will empty stadiums help Astros?

Could enticement of Joe Berrios’ upside burn fantasy gamers?

What could no home games mean for Rockies players?

How high should you draft Mookie Betts?

What do we make of Yu Darvish’s second-half surge in 2019?

Is Javier Baez actually a fantasy draft steal?

Should you fade Anthony Rendon in 2020?

Will Bryce Harper ever return to MVP form?

Good players to target from bad teams

Bo Bichette leads breakout candidates

Luis Robert headlines rookies to watch in 2020

Rebound candidates: Who is set to bounce back?

How should you address stolen bases this season?

Mookie Betts and hitters in new places

Gerrit Cole and pitchers in new places

Closers deep dive: Hader in class of his own

Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Podcast