In parentheses I’m putting actual positions that they’re also eligible or about to be eligible for early into the season.
1. Ronald Acuna Jr., (LF, CF, RF) ATL
2. Christian Yelich, (RF) MIL
3. Mike Trout, (CF) LAA
He doesn’t steal much and has quietly been injury-prone the last few years.
4. Mookie Betts, (RF) BOS
Trade candidate in his contract year.
5. Cody Bellinger, (CF, RF) LAD
6. Juan Soto, (LF) WAS
7. Aaron Judge, (RF) NYY
He always outdoes his projections, especially with average and his last 2 seasons featured freak injuries. A healthy Judge is an MVP candidate.
8. Bryce Harper, (RF) WAS
9. J.D. Martinez, (DH) BOS
His back is a concern.
10. Starling Marte, (CF) ARI
He’s getting old for a player whose value is dependent on stolen bases.
11. Giancarlo Stanton, (LF) NYY
Major injury risk in a contract year. He can have an MVP year or miss most of it.
12. Austin Meadows, (RF) TBR
13. Tommy Pham, (LF, CF) SDP
When Tampa Bay trades a player while expecting to contend, there might be something wrong. He’s also moving to a pitcher’s park. All that said, few have his ability to help in all 5 hitting categories.
14. Marcell Ozuna, (LF) ATL
If he can steal bases like he did last season, he’ll be undervalued at his current price. He’s also in a contract year.
15. George Springer, (CF) HOU
16. Kris Bryant, (LF) CHC
17. Joey Gallo, (LF, CF, RF) TEX
18. Luis Robert, (CF) CWS
Never played a game in the Majors, however it’s hard to ignore those projections.
19. Yordan Alvarez, (DH) HOU
He might have a sophomore slump and doesn’t steal bases.
20. Charlie Blackmon, (RF) COL
21. Whit Merrifield, (CF, RF) KCR
22. Eddie Rosario, (LF) MIN
23. Trey Mancini, (LF, RF) BAL
24. Eloy Jimenez, (LF) CWS
25. Jorge Soler, (RF) KCR
26. Khris Davis, (DH) OAK
Was last season a fluke due to his injury?
27. Victor Robles, (CF) WAS
28. Ramon Laureano, (CF) OAK
29. Lourdes Gurriel Jr., (LF) TOR
He didn’t play a full season in the Majors yet, but the projections look good.
30. Nicholas Castellanos, (RF) CIN
31. Nelson Cruz, (DH) MIN
He will heavily decline any year now.
32. Andrew Benintendi, (LF) BOS
33. Jeff McNeil, (RF) NYM
34. Max Kepler, (RF) MIN
35. Aristides Aquino, (LF) CIN
36. Michael Conforto, (CF, RF) NYM
37. Justin Upton, (LF) LAA
38. Oscar Mercado, (CF) CLE
39. Byron Buxton, (CF) MIN
He’s very injury prone and probably won’t come close to his projections.
40. Kyle Schwarber, (LF) CHC
41. Andrew McCutchen, (LF) PHI
He missed most of last season due to injury and is in decline.
42. Hunter Renfroe, (LF, RF) TBR
I could see a breakout outside a pitcher’s park and with Tampa Bay.
43. Franmil Reyes, (RF, DH) CLE
44. A.J. Pollock, (LF) LAD
He’s injury prone, but if he’s healthy he’s a steal at his current price.
45. Yasiel Puig, (RF) FA
46. Mitch Haniger, (RF) SEA
Will miss the beginning of the season.
47. Lorenzo Cain, (CF) MIL
He’s in decline.
48. Ender Inciarte, (CF) ATL
49. Joc Pederson, (RF) LAD
He’s a trade candidate in his contract year with heavy platoon splits.
50. Shin-Soo Choo, (RF, DH) TEX
He’s in his contract year.
51. Brett Gardner, (CF) NYY
52. Gregory Polanco, (RF) PIT
53. Kevin Kiermaier, (CF) TBR
He’s very injury prone.
54. Adam Eaton, (RF) WAS
He’s injury prone.
55. David Dahl, (LF, CF) COL
He’s very injury-prone.
56. David Peralta, (LF) ARI
57. Corey Dickerson, (LF) MIA
58. Tommy Edman, (RF) STL
Will he start? Will he continue being a different player than he was in the Minors?
59. Willie Calhoun, (LF) TEX
60. Bryan Reynolds, (LF) PIT