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2017 Fantasy Baseball Draft Kit

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These are our custom fantasy rankings for 2017 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 2017.

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 2017 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.

2017 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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We talk fantasy baseball every Monday through Friday throughout the season.

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Latest Fantasy Baseball Articles
DraftKings MLB: Friday Picks
Christopher Olson delivers his picks for Friday's DraftKings slate, looking to Cubs ace Jake Arrieta to bring home the W at Fenway Park.
FanDuel MLB: Friday Value Plays
Greg Vara suggests going with lefty Charlie Blackmon against southpaw Robbie Ray as part of Friday's FanDuel slate.
FantasyDraft MLB: Friday Values
Paul Goldschmidt has eight hits in his last three games, and he has a great opportunity to keep it going Friday against the Rockies.
SXM Highlights: Prospects De Leon, Ortiz and Collins
DVR and James discuss prospects Jose De Leon, Luis Ortiz and Zack Collins for Farm Friday.
The Wheelhouse: DFS Breakdown - 4/28
Derek VanRiper breaks down a heavy 15-game Friday night slate.
Yahoo DFS Baseball: Friday Picks
Indians First Baseman Edwin Encarnacion has gone 3-for-17 since last Friday, but Chris Bennett likes him against lefty pitcher Ariel Miranda.
FantasyDraft MLB: Thursday Values
Facing off against a right-handed pitcher in Coors Field is about all you can ask for when considering Daniel Murphy, which makes him a great play Thursday against the Rockies.

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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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