Major League Baseball is in the best shape it’s been in years in terms of overall talent. This is reflected in the top 250 players, as there is an extraordinary amount of top-shelf players to choose from. This list and the individual position rankings are littered with young talent like Kris Bryant, Francisco Lindor, Anthony Rizzo, Carlos Correa and the list goes on. One aspect experienced fantasy players will know is relative rarity of ace starting pitchers. As you navigate draft season, I would encourage fantasy players to nab those ace starting pitchers when you have the chance. Guys like Clayton Kershaw, Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner are few and far between. Don’t be afraid to pull the trigger on these types of players early.
Keep an eye on some of the more experienced players that may be getting lost in the shuffle in terms of their ADP. Veterans like Albert Pujols, Nelson Cruz and Adrian Beltre are still producing (all of these players hit more than 30 HR for example). Fantasy players can often get caught up in the potential of a player as opposed to the actual performance on the field. High-level vets should be taken seriously until they prove otherwise.