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Ray releases his first version of his Top 300 rankings for 2016, along with auction dollar values.

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Admittedly, this is the first time I have ranked so many players for fantasy purposes. Yeah, it's been a long time coming, for sure. In the past, I ranked my top 200 players, so this year, I wanted to move it up to 300. These rankings should help most of you that play in 12 team mixed leagues, assuming 23 man rosters, there would be 276 players drafted.

The auction values I used in my rankings assumes a 12 team, $260 salary cap, mixed league with two catchers, one first baseman, one second baseman, one shortstop, one third baseman, one middle infielder, one corner infielder, five outfielders, a utility player and nine pitchers.

This is my first iteration of my Top 300 rankings, so I am sure I missed some players that should be ranked. As we get into our Consensus Ranking series, which begins next week. I will be fine-tuning my Top 300 rankings.  Once you get past 200, these rankings are really subjective, so please keep that in mind.

Also, as we get closer to Opening Day, 25 man rosters will become finalized, prospects roles will be more defined and clear, so these rankings will change,

Let's discuss in the comments section below.

Top 300 Rankings for 2016 - Updated Jan. 30, 2016

Rank

$ Value

Name

Team

1

$40

Paul Goldschmidt

Diamondbacks

2

$44

Bryce Harper

Nationals

3

$44

Mike Trout

Angels

4

$38

Clayton Kershaw

Dodgers

5

$33

Manny Machado

Orioles

6

$35

Anthony Rizzo

Cubs

7

$34

Josh Donaldson

Blue Jays

8

$32

Carlos Correa

Astros

9

$30

George Springer

Astros

10

$29

Nolan Arenado

Rockies

11

$28

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

12

$24

Jose Altuve

Astros

13

$25

Dee Gordon

Marlins

14

$24

Ryan Braun

Brewers

15

$30

Joey Votto

Reds

16

$25

Mookie Betts

Red Sox

17

$25

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates

18

$23

Starling Marte

Pirates

19

$18

Charlie Blackmon

Rockies

20

$24

Troy Tulowitzki

Blue Jays

21

$24

Buster Posey

Giants

22

$25

A.J. Pollock

Diamondbacks

23

$31

Miguel Cabrera

Tigers

24

$30

Edwin Encarnacion

Blue Jays

25

$32

Max Scherzer

Nationals

26

$30

Chris Sale

White Sox

27

$22

J.D. Martinez

Tigers

28

$22

Nelson Cruz

Mariners

29

$26

Chris Davis

Orioles

30

$25

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays

31

$26

Zack Greinke

Diamondbacks

32

$22

Todd Frazier

White Sox

33

$21

Yoenis Cespedes

Free Agent

34

$30

Jake Arrieta

Cubs

35

$31

Kris Bryant

Cubs

36

$16

Miguel Sano

Twins

37

$19

Justin Upton

Free Agent

38

$28

Jose Abreu

White Sox

39

$25

Jacob deGrom

Mets

40

$24

David Price

Red Sox

41

$20

Brian Dozier

Twins

42

$20

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies

43

$15

Corey Dickerson

Rockies

44

$15

Lorenzo Cain

Royals

45

$15

Adrian Beltre

Rangers

46

$15

Robinson Cano

Mariners

47

$15

Anthony Rendon

Nationals

48

$24

Corey Seager

Dodgers

49

$24

Madison Bumgarner

Giants

50

$22

Dallas Keuchel

Astros

51

$23

Jose Fernandez

Marlins

52

$22

Gerrit Cole

Pirates

53

$14

Matt Kemp

Padres

54

$23

Adrian Gonzalez

Dodgers

55

$20

Freddie Freeman

Braves

56

$22

Matt Harvey

Mets

57

$23

David Ortiz

Red Sox

58

$23

Albert Pujols

Angels

59

$19

Ian Kinsler

Tigers

60

$13

Carlos Gomez

Astros

61

$16

Adam Jones

Orioles

62

$13

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers

63

$13

Jorge Soler

Cubs

64

$19

Prince Fielder

Rangers

65

$20

Adam Wainwright

Cardinals

66

$19

Stephen Strasburg

Nationals

67

$18

Carlos Carrasco

Indians

68

$18

Sonny Gray

Athletics

69

$17

Corey Kluber

Indians

70

$17

Noah Syndergaard

Mets

71

$16

Kyle Seager

Mariners

72

$17

Ian Desmond

Nationals

73

$19

Chris Archer

Rays

74

$15

Hanley Ramirez

Red Sox

75

$15

Maikel Franco

Phillies

76

$14

Hunter Pence

Giants

77

$13

Jason Heyward

Cubs

78

$13

Michael Brantley

Indians

79

$18

Kyle Schwarber

Cubs

80

$13

Matt Carpenter

Cardinals

81

$6

Adam Eaton

White Sox

82

$15

Evan Longoria

Rays

83

$14

Jason Kipnis

Indians

84

$12

Michael Conforto

Mets

85

$10

Shin-Soo Choo

Rangers

86

$14

Xander Bogaerts

Red Sox

87

$14

Rougned Odor

Rangers

88

$10

Christian Yelich

Marlins

89

$12

Jonathan Lucroy

Brewers

90

$11

Marcus Semien

Athletics

91

$11

Addison Russell

Cubs

92

$11

Gregory Polanco

Pirates

93

$16

Felix Hernandez

Mariners

94

$16

Cole Hamels

Rangers

95

$15

Danny Salazar

Indians

96

$12

Brett Gardner

Yankees

97

$15

Eric Hosmer

Royals

98

$14

Brandon Crawford

Giants

99

$7

Joc Pederson

Dodgers

100

$10

Kole Calhoun

Angels

101

$10

Josh Reddick

Athletics

102

$7

Matt Duffy

Giants

103

$7

Daniel Murphy

Nationals

104

$15

Yu Darvish

Rangers

105

$15

Johnny Cueto

Giants

106

$13

Brandon Belt

Giants

107

$13

Dustin Pedroia

Red Sox

108

$10

Jacoby Ellsbury

Yankees

109

$5

Khris Davis

Brewers

110

$7

Alex Gordon

Royals

111

$6

Brett Lawrie

White Sox

112

$6

Marcell Ozuna

Marlins

113

$6

Nick Castellanos

Tigers

114

$5

Ben Revere

Nationals

115

$17

Brian McCann

Yankees

116

$20

Aroldis Chapman

Yankees

117

$16

Wade Davis

Royals

118

$16

Kenley Jansen

Dodgers

119

$16

Craig Kimbrel

Red Sox

120

$13

Carlos Martinez

Cardinals

121

$12

Salvador Perez

Royals

122

$12

Billy Hamilton

Reds

123

$11

Yasmani Grandal

Dodgers

124

$11

Mike Moustakas

Royals

125

$10

Kolten Wong

Cardinals

126

$10

Jung-ho Kang

Pirates

127

$11

Michael Wacha

Cardinals

128

$11

Russell Martin

Blue Jays

129

$14

Francisco Lindor

Indians

130

$10

Curtis Granderson

Mets

131

$9

Ben Zobrist

Cubs

132

$14

Jon Lester

Cubs

133

$8

Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals

134

$7

Neil Walker

Mets

135

$7

Justin Turner

Dodgers

136

$6

Pablo Sandoval

Red Sox

137

$10

Byung-ho Park

Twins

138

$10

Lucas Duda

Mets

139

$9

David Wright

Mets

140

$9

Dexter Fowler

Cubs

141

$14

Jeurys Familia

Mets

142

$13

Cody Allen

Indians

143

$13

Ken Giles

Astros

144

$10

Travis d'Arnaud

Mets

145

$10

Adam Lind

Mariners

146

$9

Jhonny Peralta

Cardinals

147

$9

Elvis Andrus

Rangers

148

$9

Scott Kazmir

Dodgers

149

$9

Tyson Ross

Padres

150

$9

Francisco Liriano

Pirates

151

$7

Masahiro Tanaka

Yankees

152

$7

John Lackey

Cubs

153

$6

Carlos Santana

Indians

154

$4

Ender Inciarte

Diamondbacks

155

$4

Kevin Pillar

Blue Jays

156

$6

DJ LeMahieu

Rockies

157

$6

Billy Burns

Athletics

158

$6

Starlin Castro

Yankees

159

$12

David Robertson

White Sox

160

$10

Jose Reyes

Rockies

161

$10

Trevor Rosenthal

Cardinals

162

$10

Zach Britton

Orioles

163

$8

Matt Wieters

Orioles

164

$6

Stephen Vogt

Athletics

165

$5

Pedro Alvarez

Free Agent

166

$5

Mark Teixeira

Yankees

167

$5

Wil Myers

Padres

168

$5

Stephen Piscotty

Cardinals

169

$5

David Peralta

Diamondbacks

170

$4

Byron Buxton

Twins

171

$4

Carlos Beltran

Yankees

172

$3

Randal Grichuk

Cardinals

173

$3

Gerardo Parra

Rockies

174

$3

Matt Holliday

Cardinals

175

$3

Jay Bruce

Reds

176

$3

Steven Souza

Rays

177

$3

Odubel Herrera

Phillies

178

$6

Carlos Rodon

White Sox

179

$6

Jake Odorizzi

Rays

180

$6

Raisel Iglesias

Reds

181

$5

Devin Mesoraco

Reds

182

$5

Welington Castillo

Diamondbacks

183

$5

Delino Deshields

Rangers

184

$5

Jordan Zimmermann

Tigers

185

$5

Lance McCullers

Astros

186

$4

Garrett Richards

Angels

187

$8

Steven Matz

Mets

188

$4

Jose Quintana

White Sox

189

$8

Marcus Stroman

Blue Jays

190

$4

Michael Pineda

Yankees

191

$4

Shelby Miller

Diamondbacks

192

$4

Gio Gonzalez

Nationals

193

$4

Yordano Ventura

Royals

194

$4

Drew Smyly

Rays

195

$5

Alex Rodriguez

Yankees

196

$3

Cameron Maybin

Braves

197

$9

Hector Rondon

Cubs

198

$9

Mark Melancon

Pirates

199

$7

A.J. Ramos

Marlins

200

$7

Shawn Tolleson

Rangers

201

$7

Glen Perkins

Twins

202

$7

Jonathan Papelbon

Phillies

203

$6

Derek Norris

Padres

204

$5

J.T. Realmuto

Marlins

205

$2

Justin Bour

Marlins

206

$2

Brandon Phillips

Reds

207

$5

Mitch Moreland

Rangers

208

$2

Kyle Hendricks

Cubs

209

$5

Logan Forsythe

Rays

210

$2

Jaime Garcia

Cardinals

211

$5

Eugenio Suarez

Reds

212

$2

Erasmo Ramirez

Rays

213

$5

Trevor Plouffe

Twins

214

$2

Wei-Yin Chen

Marlins

215

$4

Hisashi Iwakuma

Mariners

216

$2

Brett Anderson

Dodgers

217

$3

Mike Napoli

Indians

218

$2

Collin McHugh

Astros

219

$3

Adam LaRoche

White Sox

220

$3

Howie Kendrick

Free Agent

221

$3

Jean Segura

Brewers

222

$3

Jason Hammel

Cubs

223

$2

Ryan Howard

Phillies

224

$5

Miguel Montero

Cubs

225

$5

Blake Swihart

Red Sox

226

$2

Mark Trumbo

Orioles

227

$2

Yasmany Tomas

Diamondbacks

228

$2

Aaron Hicks

Twins

229

$6

Asdrubal Cabrera

Mets

230

$6

Brad Boxberger

Rays

231

$5

Yan Gomes

Indians

232

$5

Carter Capps

Marlins

233

$5

Arodys Vizcaino

Braves

234

$5

Huston Street

Angels

235

$5

Santiago Casilla

Giants

236

$5

Drew Storen

Blue Jays

237

$5

Roberto Osuna

Blue Jays

238

$5

Francisco Rodriguez

Tigers

239

$4

Wilson Ramos

Nationals

240

$4

Nick Hundley

Rockies

241

$4

Jed Lowrie

Athletics

242

$3

Yadier Molina

Cardinals

243

$3

Didi Gregorius

Yankees

244

$3

Brad Ziegler

Diamondbacks

245

$3

Steve Cishek

Mariners

246

$3

Sean Doolittle

Athletics

247

$3

Taijuan Walker

Mariners

248

$3

Aaron Nola

Phillies

249

$3

Eduardo Rodriguez

Red Sox

250

$3

Luis Severino

Yankees

251

$3

Jeff Samardzija

Giants

252

$3

Patrick Corbin

Diamondbacks

253

$1

Melky Cabrera

White Sox

254

$1

Denard Span

Nationals

255

$1

Jayson Werth

Nationals

256

$1

Chris Coghlan

Cubs

257

$8

Chase Headley

Yankees

258

$5

Martin Prado

Marlins

259

$1

Danny Valencia

Athletics

260

$4

Hector Olivera

Braves

261

$2

Kenta Maeda

Dodgers

262

$5

Joey Gallo

Rangers

263

$2

Mike Leake

Cardinals

264

$2

Julio Teheran

Braves

265

$3

Josh Harrison

Pirates

266

$2

Yovani Gallardo

Free Agent

267

$5

Joe Panik

Giants

268

$3

Yunel Escobar

Nationals

269

$2

Joe Ross

Nationals

270

$2

James Shields

Padres

271

$4

Devon Travis

Blue Jays

272

$1

Aaron Altherr

Phillies

273

$3

Jonathan Schoop

Orioles

274

$1

Franklin Gutierrez

Mariners

275

$2

Clay Buchholz

Red Sox

276

$1

Justin Verlander

Tigers

277

$1

Nate Karns

Mariners

278

$2

Hyun-Jin Ryu

Dodgers

279

$3

Chris Owings

Diamondbacks

280

$4

Ketel Marte

Mariners

281

$6

Alcides Escobar

Royals

282

$1

Kyle Gibson

Twins

283

$1

Alex Wood

Dodgers

284

$1

Daniel Norris

Tigers

285

$1

Derek Holland

Rangers

286

$1

Kevin Gausman

Orioles

287

$1

Andrew Heaney

Angels

288

$1

Marco Estrada

Blue Jays

289

$1

Eddie Rosario

Twins

290

$1

Rusney Castillo

Red Sox

291

$1

Ben Paulson

Rockies

292

$2

Francisco Cervelli

Pirates

293

$2

Chris Carter

Brewers

294

$1

Jake Lamb

Diamondbacks

295

$2

Enrique Hernandez

Dodgers

296

$2

Wilmer Flores

Mets

297

$1

Brandon Moss

Cardinals

298

$2

Erick Aybar

Braves

299

$1

Jason Castro

Astros

300

$3

Derek Dietrich

Marlins

301

$1

Jason Rogers

Brewers

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