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2018 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

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These are our custom fantasy rankings for 2018 with full projections for each player. If you're looking for a sortable list of the best players to draft, this is it.

If your league holds an auction draft, it can be hard to know how much to bid for each player. Our auction values solve that problem by providing dollar values to guide you.

Cheat sheets are a great way to see the whole picture quickly during your draft. These compact rankings are a great way to feel in control in the middle of a fast-paced draft.

Rookies and minor-leaguers are some of the best opportunities to grab some surplus value during your draft. Our prospect coverage will give you an advantage over the competition.

We've done the hard work of projecting the stats (across many categories) of over a thousand MLB players so that you can know what to expect from a wide range of players in 2018.

Our expert question and answer service essentially gives you personal access to your own team of fantasy baseball experts when you need them most. If you need help, just ask us.

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RotoWire's Fantasy Baseball Draft Software allows you to input the results of your draft as it happens and make adjustments to your strategy on the fly. All of the RotoWire projections are included and automatically updated throughout the pre-season in a downloadable application you can take to your draft.

  • Set up any size draft (snake or basic) or auction.
  • Use rotisserie or fantasy points scoring systems.
  • Select from 24 different hitting and pitching categories.
  • Set player eligibility based on your league settings.
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Combine the power of our custom rankings tool with the depth of analysis you'll find in our 2018 player outlooks and you'll definitely be ahead of the game.

Finding hidden gems can be the difference between landing in the middle of the pack and winning your league.

Breaking the players into tiers by their value can be an interesting way to attack your draft and our tiered auction values tool is a great way to do that.

Staying constantly updated on the latest news is an important part of being a good fantasy player and our fantasy baseball player news and analysis is the class of the industry.

Drafting the right closers at the beginning of the year can save you a lot of waiver wire scrambling later on. With our closer news, you'll always be a step ahead when chasing saves.

A great player will do your team no good if he's buried on the depth chart. That's why staying informed about where each player is slotted on their team's depth chart is vital.

2018 Rankings by Position

Catcher Rankings

Find out where Buster Posey, Salvador Perez, Jonathan Lucroy, Gary Sanchez and other catchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

First Base Rankings

Find out where Paul Goldschmidt, Joey Votto, Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis and other first basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Second Base Rankings

Find out where Dee Gordon, Jason Kipnis, Robinson Cano, Jose Altuve and other second basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Shortstop Rankings

Find out where Carlos Correa, Corey Seager, Francisco Lindor, Xander Bogaerts and other shortstops are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Third Base Rankings

Find out where Nolan Arenado, Manny Machado, Josh Donaldson, Kris Bryant and other third basemen are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Outfielder Rankings

Find out where A.J. Pollock, Mike Trout, Bryce Harper, Mookie Betts and other outfielders are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Starting Pitcher Rankings

Find out where Chris Sale, Clayton Kershaw, Cory Kluber, David Price and other starting pitchers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Relief Pitcher Rankings

Find out where Wade Davis, Zach Britton, Craig Kimbrel, Kenley Jansen and other relievers are ranked going into your fantasy draft.

Draft Strategy & Advice

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategy

Learn how to prepare for your draft, properly value players, and build your team on draft day.

Scouting Fantasy Players

Scouting baseball players is not an exact science, but learning about it can benefit your fantasy team.

Analyzing Prospects

Before you take that flier on the next big prospect, it helps to know how to slice through the hype.

How To Run A Keeper League

Done right, keeper leagues can be a lot of fun, but it's important to plan ahead.

How To Play Fantasy Baseball

Fantasy baseball has many different formats. If you're new to the game, learning the basics is key.

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Latest Fantasy Baseball Articles
The Z Files: AL Central Playing Time Preview
Todd Zola checks out the roster situations in the AL Central and wonders why the White Sox seem so anxious to deal Jose Abreu.
The Z Files: AL East Playing Time Preview
Todd Zola begins his look at playing time situations with the AL East and wonders if Aaron Hicks is up to the task of being the Yankees' everyday center fielder.
Collette Calls: What's Next for These Underperforming Hitters?
Jason Collette looks at hitters like Boston's Hanley Ramirez who underperformed their expected contact last year and what we can expect from them in 2018.
The Z Files: NFBC Draft Championship Strategy Tips
Todd Zola offers some insight into one of his favorite formats, the draft-and-hold NFBC Draft Championship, and stresses the value of rostering top middle relievers like the Astros' Chris Devenski.
Collette Calls: What's Next for These Underperforming Pitchers?
Jason Collette looks at pitchers like the Rays' Chris Archer who underperformed their quality of contact last year and what we can expect from them in 2018.
The Z Files: The Ohtani Dilemma
Todd Zola considers different ways for fantasy leagues to handle a true two-way player like Shohei Ohtani, and he finds himself wondering if it'll even be worth it for an MLB team to give him regular at-bats in 2018.
Prospect Spotlight: Arizona Fall League
Chris Welsh concludes his look at this year's AFL action and has high praise for Braves' third baseman Austin Riley.

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RotoWire Fantasy Baseball Columns

We put out a wide variety of content throughout preseason, the regular season, playoffs, and the offseason.
These are the fantasy baseball columns you can expect to read on regular basis throughout the season:

Collette Calls

Jason Collette's fantasy baseball analysis.

Fantasy Baseball Injury Report

Expert baseball injury analysis.

FAAB Factor - AL

Weekly look at AL free agent pickups.

FAAB Factor - NL

Weekly look at NL free agent pickups.

Farm Futures

James Anderson highlights top fantasy prospects.

Minor League Barometer

Hot/cold players in the minors.

MLB Barometer

Hot/cold baseball players weekly.

Mound Musings

Examining hot-button pitchers.

Regan's Rumblings

David Regan's weekly MLB analysis.

Rounding Third

Jeff Erickson's look around the league.

The Long Game

Keeper/dynasty league strategy and tactics.

The Saber's Edge

Jeff Zimmerman's column with advanced metrics.

Weekly Pitcher Rankings

Hitter rankings for each week of the season.

Weekly Batter Rankings

Pitcher rankings for each week of the season.

The Wheelhouse

Derek VanRiper's thoughts on the latest news.

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