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Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 50 Overall Rankings

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Ray publishes his 2015 Top 50 overall rankings for the coming fantasy baseball season.

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

I have completed publishing my Top 30 rankings for the infield positions (C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B), my top 100 outfielders, top 100 starting pitchers, top 30 closers and 12 relievers who could close this season, so now it is time to publish my top 50 overall rankings. I will update my overall rankings in the weeks leading into March drafts until I rank my top 300 overall rankings.

Today, I publish my Top 50 Overall Rankings, and the rankings are littered with first baseman, outfielders and starting pitchers. I didn't rank any closer in my top 50, but there will be a few in my Top 100 rankings, and you can guess who they are.

My Top 12, or my first round for the majority of mixed fantasy leagues out there, includes the top two starters in the game and a bunch of power hitters. As you know by now, power hitters have become a scarce commodity in fantasy baseball, as there were only 11 hitters to hit 30 or more home runs last season, so there are a handful of potential 30 home run hitters in my top 12.

Andrew McCutchen and Carlos Gomez aren't known as power hitters, but they have consistently hit 20 or more home runs over the last few seasons, but they also provide solid production in the other four fantasy categories, most notably the batting average and stolen base categories.

Some fantasy writers probably rank White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu a few spots higher than where I have him ranked, but I decided to rank a few hitters - Carlos Gomez, Jose Bautista and Edwin Encarnacion - ahead of him due to the consistency they have shown over the last several seasons.

All in all, I have ranked 12 starting pitchers in my Top 50 Overall rankings, 16 outfielders, 7 first baseman, and three hitters - Buster Posey, David Ortiz and Victor Martinez - who I have ranked among my top 30 first baseman for 2015.

I am willing to bet I am higher on Matt Kemp than most other writers, but I saw the old Kemp in the second half of last season, and don't think his numbers will drop much with the trade to San Diego.

Now, let's take a look at my Top 50 Overall Rankings, and let me know who is too high, too low, and if I am missing someone you think should be in the top 50. Let's discuss.

Rank

Player

Team

Position

1

Mike Trout

LAA

OF

2

Giancarlo Stanton

Mia

OF

3

Clayton Kershaw

LAD

SP

4

Andrew McCutchen

Pit

OF

5

Paul Goldschmidt

Ari

1B

6

Miguel Cabrera

Det

1B

7

Carlos Gomez

Mil

OF

8

Jose Bautista

Tor

OF

9

Edwin Encarnacion

Tor

1B

10

Jose Abreu

CWS

1B

11

Adam Jones

Bal

OF

12

Felix Hernandez

Sea

SP

13

Adrian Beltre

Tex

3B

14

Ian Desmond

Wsh

SS

15

Anthony Rendon

Wsh

3B/2B

16

Matt Kemp

SD

OF

17

Jose Altuve

Hou

2B

18

Hanley Ramirez

BOS

SS

19

Chris Sale

CWS

SP

20

Buster Posey

SF

C/1B

21

Troy Tulowitzki

Col

SS

22

Ryan Braun

Mil

OF

23

Justin Upton

SD

OF

24

George Springer

Hou

OF

25

Bryce Harper

Wsh

OF

26

Anthony Rizzo

ChC

1B

27

Josh Donaldson

Oak

3B

28

Yasiel Puig

LAD

OF

29

Michael Brantley

Cle

OF

30

Corey Kluber

Cle

SP

31

Kyle Seager

Sea

3B

32

Jacoby Ellsbury

NYY

OF

33

Billy Hamilton

Cin

OF

34

Victor Martinez

Det

DH

35

Max Scherzer

Was

SP

36

Johnny Cueto

Cin

SP

37

Robinson Cano

Sea

2B

38

Corey Dickerson

Col

OF

39

Adrian Gonzalez

LAD

1B

40

Starlin Castro

ChC

SS

41

Evan Longoria

TB

3B

42

Jon Lester

Oak

SP

43

Stephen Strasburg

Wsh

SP

44

Zack Greinke

LAD

SP

45

Madison Bumgarner

SF

SP

46

Carlos Gonzalez

Col

OF

47

David Ortiz

Bos

DH

48

Cole Hamels

Phi

SP

49

Albert Pujols

LAA

1B

50

Jordan Zimmermann

Wsh

SP

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