Fantasy Baseball Rankings for 2019
The two of the biggest MLB free agents have finally fallen, as Manny Machado and Brice Harper were signed to mega-contracts. Machado signed a 10-year $300 million deal with the San Diego Padres last Tuesday, while Harper signed a 13-year $330 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday. Both will be on top when it comes to draft pick for your fantasy baseball league and help elevate those around them. Meanwhile, the MLB spring training is underway and they are still some impressive free agent out there that are available like Craig Kimbrel, Adam Jones, and Dallas Keuchel. Every player that signs mean an opportunity for 2019 Fantasy Baseball sleepers, breakouts, and bust are reliable. 2019 Fantasy Baseball rankings like ones you find at SportsLine.
Last season, SportsLine’s projection Model identified several top Fantasy Baseball Sleepers, including Cincinnati Reds second baseman Scooter Gennett. Drafted No. 181 overall on average, Gennett hit 23 home runs and drove in 92 runs to finish as the No. 35 overall player in all of Fantasy.
The team at SportsLine was all over Gennett as a Fantasy breakout from the start. The model had list him much higher than expert consensus rankings, and anyone who listened to their advice was well positioned to get the league title.
Their model is powered by the same people who powered projections for all three major Fantasy sites. That same group is sharing its 2019 Fantasy Baseball rankings and cheat sheets over at SportsLine, helping you find Fantasy Baseball sleepers, breakouts, and busts long before your competition. Their cheat sheets are available for leagues on many major sites, are updated many times every day. Any time an injury occurs, or there’s a change in the depth chart, the team at SportsLine will update the rankings.
In fact, when it comes to ranking players in Fantasy Football, SportLine’s Projection model beats the human expert from last season when they are big differences in the rankings. The model was close to the hole overall, meaning it pinpoints where every player would finish every week. That could literally be the difference between winning and going home empty-handed.
One of the Fantasy Baseball sleepers you to be all over in 2019 is Cincinnati Reds shortstop Jose Peraza.
In 2018, Peraza put together his best season yet by focusing on generating more lift and using the hitter-friendly Great American Ballpark to his advantage. With a career of a high-flying ball rate of 38% and a massive jump in hit-hard contact rate from 21.4% to 29.5%. Peraza nearly doubled his home run total with 14 bombs last season.
His .307 batting average on balls in play (BABIP) suggests there is nothing too out of order with his .288/.326/.416 slash line. While Peraza will always be aggressive. If he can become more conscious of taking pitches on the fringes of the zone, he should see his hard-hit contact rate continue to climb.
Because of that, Peraza will finish in the top 10 as a shortstop this season despite the fact that he has an ADP of 15 at his position so far this spring.
Another sleeper that SportsLine’s Fantasy Baseball 2019 rankings are extremely high on Mariner catcher Omar Narvaez
During the off-season, Omar Narvaez was traded from the Chicago White Sox to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for reliever Alex Colome. Now Omar Narvaez figures to slide in as Seattle’s everyday catcher, where his plate approach and developing power could make him a standout in his position.
SportsLine is also high on starting pitching
SportsLine is also high on starting pitching who did not end in the top five in Fantasy points at that position last season but ranked higher than starters like Clayton Kershaw, Chris Sale, and James Paxton. This pick could be the difference between winning or going home empty-handed.
I still haven’t picked any of my ballplayers yet. I have to wait until the day before the regular season starts. Then I’ll pick my ballplayers. If I do anything on my sports website and it has something to do with baseball, I’ll tell you my lineups.