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Early 2016 Top 50 Overall Rankings

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Ray publishes his early, early top 50 overall rankings for 2016. There are two Astros in the first round.

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After publishing my Top 50 Starting Pitcher Rankings for 2016 earlier this week, and my early Top 100 Hitters for 2016 a few weeks ago, today, I publish my overall Top 50 Rankings for 2016.

Yeah, these are early, but we are in the middle of August, or nearly in the middle of August, and you are either in the money in your fantasy baseball leagues, or beginning some early fantasy football draft prep, so no time like the present to start looking forward to 2016, right?

I know I am.

You will see a few Astros in my top 12, including shortstop Carlos Correa and injured outfielder George Springer. Both have 20 home run, 20 stolen base potential, while Springer has the skills to put up a 30-20 season. Looking at the number of potential 20-20 performers this season, there are only about 4-5 who will join that club this season, so they will be very valuable in 2016.

I have written about Orioles third baseman Manny Machado in a recent Roto Roundup, and I will rank him as my #1 fantasy third baseman for 2016, as he is having a breakout season and could put up a 30 home run, 20 stolen base season this year.

Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock makes my top 30, as he is putting things together this season, after an injury-filled 2014 season. He has a chance to put up a 15 home run, 30 stolen base season with a .300 average.

Without further ado, my early 2016 top 50 overall rankings. Let's discuss who I missed, who I have ranked too high, too low, or just right.

2016 Top 50 Overall Rankings

Rank

Name

1

Mike Trout

2

Paul Goldschmidt

3

Bryce Harper

4

Andrew McCutchen

5

Clayton Kershaw

6

Giancarlo Stanton

7

Miguel Cabrera

8

Anthony Rizzo

9

George Springer

10

Manny Machado

11

Carlos Correa

12

Josh Donaldson

13

Nolan Arenado

14

Buster Posey

15

Jose Bautista

16

Joey Votto

17

Max Scherzer

18

Nelson Cruz

19

Brian Dozier

20

Justin Upton

21

Todd Frazier

22

Starling Marte

23

Ryan Braun

24

J.D. Martinez

25

Chris Sale

26

David Price

27

A.J. Pollock

28

Prince Fielder

29

Yoenis Cespedes

30

Troy Tulowitzki

31

Kris Bryant

32

Edwin Encarnacion

33

Jose Abreu

34

Albert Pujols

35

Charlie Blackmon

36

Freddie Freeman

37

Jose Fernandez

38

Dallas Keuchel

39

Adrian Gonzalez

40

Carlos Gomez

41

Zack Greinke

42

Jacob deGrom

43

Corey Kluber

44

Carlos Gonzalez

45

Brett Gardner

45

Jake Arrieta

46

Dee Gordon

47

Anthony Rendon

48

Jason Kipnis

49

Mark Teixeira

50

Gerrit Cole

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