Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 100 Hitters for 2014

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Ray ranks his top 100 hitters for 2014, and a few guys have made big moves, up and down, including Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Matt Holiday, Prince Fielder, and Giancarlo Stanton.

It's been awhile since I updated my top 50 hitter rankings for some of the offseason moves, so here is my first take on my Top 100 Hitters for 2014.

I started by just updating my top 50 hitters, got to 60, then 75, then said the heck with it, let's do 100. I may have missed a player here and there, so let me know if I did.

I moved Jacoby Ellsbury up in my rankings, as he now ranks at # 42, as I think we could see mid-teens power from him in 2014, along with 90+ runs and 40+ stolen bases. I moved Giancarlo Stanton down a bit in my rankings after Alex Kantecki's piece on him earlier this week.

Another guy making a big move in my hitter rankings is Rangers new first baseman Prince Fielder. I think he will return to the hitter we saw in Milwaukee, hitting 35ish home runs, 100+ RBI and a .290ish batting average. That's valuable.

I moved up Matt Holiday in these rankings because he is one of the most consistent hitters in the game, and the only risk he brings to the draft table is his age and the threat of injury, but has yet to suffer a significant injury.

Update: I somehow missed moving Mariners new second baseman Robinson Cano down in my Top 100, so my rankings have been updated below. Cano now ranks as my 22nd ranked hitter for 2014 for reasons I explained in my updated top 20 second base rankings.

You can find all of my early 2014 position rankings in the links below:

Catcher

First Base

Second Base

Shortstop

Third Base

Outfielders 1 - 30

Outfielders 31 - 60

Top 75 Starting Pitchers

So, let's take a look at my Top 100 Hitters for 2014:

Rank

Name

Team

1

Mike Trout

Angels

2

Miguel Cabrera

Tigers

3

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates

4

Paul Goldschmidt

Diamondbacks

5

Hanley Ramirez

Dodgers

6

Troy Tulowitzki

Rockies

7

Ryan Braun

Brewers

8

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies

9

Prince Fielder

Rangers

10

Chris Davis

Orioles

11

Edwin Encarnacion

Blue Jays

12

Adrian Beltre

Rangers

13

Adam Jones

Orioles

14

David Wright

Mets

15

Bryce Harper

Nationals

16

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers

17

Jason Kipnis

Indians

18

Carlos Gomez

Brewers

19

Joey Votto

Reds

20

Evan Longoria

Rays

21

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays

22

Robinson Cano

Mariners

23

Ian Desmond

Nationals

24

Shin-Soo Choo

Rangers

25

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

26

Alex Rios

Rangers

27

Hunter Pence

Giants

28

Jay Bruce

Reds

29

Matt Holliday

Cardinals

30

Yoenis Cespedes

Athletics

31

Justin Upton

Braves

32

David Ortiz

Red Sox

33

Adrian Gonzalez

Dodgers

34

Jason Heyward

Braves

35

Jose Reyes

Blue Jays

36

Dustin Pedroia

Red Sox

37

Alex Gordon

Royals

38

Eric Hosmer

Royals

39

Freddie Freeman

Braves

40

Matt Kemp

Dodgers

41

Josh Donaldson

Athletics

42

Jacoby Ellsbury

Yankees

43

Mark Trumbo

Diamondbacks

44

Jayson Werth

Nationals

45

Carlos Beltran

Yankees

46

Wil Myers

Rays

47

Ian Kinsler

Tigers

48

Michael Cuddyer

Rockies

49

Jean Segura

Brewers

50

Albert Pujols

Angels

51

Brian McCann

Yankees

52

Starling Marte

Pirates

53

Desmond Jennings

Rays

54

Buster Posey

Giants

55

Domonic Brown

Phillies

56

Allen Craig

Cardinals

57

Ben Zobrist

Rays

58

Starlin Castro

Cubs

59

Josh Hamilton

Angels

60

Joe Mauer

Twins

61

Carlos Santana

Indians

62

Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals

63

Yadier Molina

Cardinals

64

Matt Carpenter

Cardinals

65

Nelson Cruz

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66

Pedro Alvarez

Pirates

67

Wilin Rosario

Rockies

68

Brandon Phillips

Reds

69

Chase Utley

Phillies

70

Kyle Seager

Mariners

71

Alfonso Soriano

Yankees

72

Victor Martinez

Tigers

73

Billy Butler

Royals

74

Aramis Ramirez

Brewers

75

Brandon Moss

Athletics

76

Coco Crisp

Athletics

77

Anthony Rizzo

Cubs

78

Billy Hamilton

Reds

79

Aaron Hill

Diamondbacks

80

Dexter Fowler

Astros

81

Chase Headley

Padres

82

Mike Napoli

Red Sox

83

Shane Victorino

Red Sox

84

Michael Bourn

Indians

85

Brandon Belt

Giants

86

J.J. Hardy

Orioles

87

Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox

88

Brett Lawrie

Blue Jays

89

Everth Cabrera

Padres

90

Pablo Sandoval

Giants

91

Daniel Murphy

Mets

92

Jedd Gyorko

Padres

93

Manny Machado

Orioles

94

Jonathan Lucroy

Brewers

95

Salvador Perez

Royals

96

Matt Wieters

Orioles

97

B.J. Upton

Braves

98

Todd Frazier

Reds

99

Austin Jackson

Tigers

100

Carl Crawford

Dodgers

Let me know who I missed, who is ranked too high, too low in the comments section below.

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