Yahoo Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit: Rankings, sleepers, busts and more

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Whether you’re a first-time player or returning for another year of fun and competition with Yahoo Fantasy Baseball, we’re here to help everyone get ready to draft. Check out what’s new this season and be sure to sign up to play.

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 three great options for you:

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Note: This page will be updated as we continue to preview the upcoming season.

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rankings

Overall top 300 | All Hitters | All Pitchers
Position-by-PositionCatcher | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF
Starting Pitchers | Relief Pitchers | Closer Depth Chart

Auction values: Corner Infield | Middle Infield | Catcher | Starting Pitchers

One sleeper from every MLB team | 30 different busts
Infielders | Outfielders | Starting Pitchers | Relievers
BustsInfielders | Outfielders | Starting Pitchers | Relievers

Draft Strategy

 Six common mistakes Fantasy Baseball players make
• Players who one expert is drafting most
New stat to help find value and avoid flops
 In or out on eight post-hype sleepers
 18 need-to-know prospects to stash
• Overrated hitters this draft season
 Undervalued starting pitchers to target
Pitchers to avoid playing full price on
 Steals and reaches from an experts draft
 Debating Stanton vs. Harper vs. Betts
Fantasy Face-Off: Lindor or Correa?
Which bat to take: Bryant or Martinez?
 Fantasy Face-Off: Hoskins or Buxton?
 Bryant, Bumgarner among stars on analyst’s avoid list
 Nine bargain bats for your draft
 Most volatile players in drafts
Park factors to consider when drafting
 Weighing which upside picks to chase
 Why boring picks can pay dividends
Reviewing auction strategy through expert’s team
 Inside an expert’s draft where hitting was the priority
 Guys on news teams with biggest offseason change in value

Video Analysis

• Spring stars who could breakout
Prospects who stood out in March
 Eight regression candidates
 Players ready for breakout a season
 Who should go third after Trout, Altuve?
 When to draft Shohei Ohtani

What to do with each draft pick in first round
First | Second | Third | Fourth | Fifth | Sixth |
Seventh | Eighth | Ninth | Tenth | Eleventh | Twelfth

Fantasy team preview videos

Astros | AngelsBrewers | Cardinals | Cubs | Dbacks | Dodgers | Giants
Indians | MetsNationals | Red Sox | Rockies | White Sox | Yankees

Pressing Questions

 Yankees: Any downside to stacked offense?
 Dodgers: How high should Bellinger be taken?
 Red Sox: Who has bounce-back potential?
 Astros: Is Cole a good fit for American League?
 Cubs: Can Schwarber be trusted again?
 Indians: Plenty of big names and value picks
Nationals: How do you handle tricky calls?
Cardinals: Is Pham in the circle of trust?
• Brewers: How do you treat new additions?
Diamondbacks: Should you avoid Greinke?
 Giants: What do veteran additions have left?

Injury Roundup

 5 comeback candidates to consider
10 bats to avoid because of injury concern
 High-risk, high-reward outfielders
 Infielders with boom-or-bust potential
 10 pitchers that you shouldn’t draft
 Risky starting pitchers to consider
 Low-risk, low-cost starting pitchers

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