Fantasy Fox: Early listing of the Top 100 baseball assets for ’15

FOX Sports South invokes a way-too-early look at the Top 100 players for the 2015 fantasy baseball season — citing 5×5 roto leagues only.

It’s worth noting: Per usual for the month of January, we haven’t performed a single mock draft yet (still milking football season for all it’s worth) … and likely won’t do so until after Valentine’s Day.

1-20

1. OF Mike Trout, Angels
2. OF Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
3. 1B Paul Goldschmidt, Diamondbacks
4. SP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers
5. OF Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
6. 1B Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
7. 1B Chris Davis, Orioles
8. OF Michael Brantley, Indians
9. OF Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
10. OF Adam Jones, Orioles
11. 1B Edwin Encarnacion, Blue Jays
12. OF Carlos Gomez, Brewers
13. OF Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
14. OF Matt Kemp, Padres
15. SP Yu Darvish, Rangers
16. SP Madison Bumgarner, Giants
17. 2B Jose Altuve, Astros
18. 2B Robinson Cano, Mariners
19. SP David Price, Tigers
20. 2B/3B Anthony Rendon, Nationals

21-40

21. SS Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies
22. SP Felix Hernandez, Mariners
23. OF Jacoby Ellsbury, Yankees
24. 1B Jose Abreu, White Sox
25. OF Bryce Harper, Nationals
26. 3B Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox
27. 1B Prince Fielder, Rangers
28. OF Nelson Cruz, Mariners
29. SP Chris Sale, White Sox
30. SP Corey Kluber, Indians
31. 2B Matt Carpenter, Cardinals
32. SP Max Scherzer, Tigers/Cardinals/Red Sox?
33. SP Stephen Strasburg, Nationals
34. SP Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees
35. 3B Adrian Beltre, Rangers
36. OF Hunter Pence, Giants
37. SP Jordan Zimmermann, Nationals
38. SS Ian Desmond, Nationals
39. 1B Joey Votto, Reds
40. 1B Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

41-60

41. 2B Brian Dozier, Twins
42. 3B Kyle Seager, Mariners
43. 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
44. SP Julio Teheran, Braves
45. 3B Evan Longoria, Rays
46. OF Shin-Soo Choo, Rangers
47. 3B Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays
48. 1B Freddie Freeman, Braves
49. OF Jay Bruce, Reds
50. OF Corey Dickerson, Rockies
51. OF Billy Hamilton, Reds
52. 2B Ian Kinsler, Tigers
53. SP Johnny Cueto, Reds
54. OF Ryan Braun, Brewers
55. 1B Albert Pujols, Angels
56. 3B David Wright, Mets
57. OF Justin Upton, Padres
58. OF Christian Yelich, Marlins
59. SP Cole Hamels, Phillies
60. SP Adam Wainwright, Cardinals

61-80

61. OF Jason Heyward, Cardinals
62. OF Desmond Jennings, Rays
63. SP Zack Greinke, Dodgers
64. SP Hisashi Iwakuma, Mariners
65. DH Victor Martinez, Tigers
66. OF George Springer, Astros
67. OF Yasiel Puig, Dodgers
68. RP Greg Holland, Royals
69. RP Kenley Jansen, Dodgers
70. 1B Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers
71. 2B Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox
72. 1B/OF Brandon Moss, Indians
73. SS Jose Reyes, Blue Jays
74. SS Jean Segura, Brewers
75. OF Yoenis Cespedes, Tigers
76. C Buster Posey, Giants
77. OF Starling Marte, Pirates
78. OF Alex Rios, Royals
79. RP Aroldis Chapman, Reds
80. RP Craig Kimbrel, Braves

81-100

81. 2B Dee Gordon, Marlins
82. SP Matt Harvey, Mets
83. OF Josh Reddick, Athletics
84. RP David Robertson, White Sox
85. SP Zack Wheeler, Mets
86. SP Gerrit Cole, Pirates
87. RP Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals
88. 3B Nolan Arenado, Rockies
89. SP Anibal Sanchez, Tigers
90. SP Jeff Samardzija, White Sox
91. SP James Shields, Royals/Diamondbacks/Yankees?
92. SP Alex Wood, Braves
93. DH David Ortiz, Red Sox
94. SP Justin Verlander, Tigers
95. OF Alex Gordon, Royals
96. SS Starlin Castro, Cubs
97. SP Jon Lester, Cubs
98. C Evan Gattis, Astros
99. 3B Pablo Sandoval, Red Sox
100. 3B Manny Machado, Orioles

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.