If you are starting a team in a new dynasty league, take a look at the position breakdown of the top 200 players, using the main position for utility players except for one, who plays basically any position in the field.

What quickly jumps out is the lack of depth at second base and third base. The second and third base positions alone add up to only one more Top 100 player than the shortstop position. There are some great players at those two positions, but the overall quality lacks compared to shortstop or first base.

When it comes to catchers and relief pitchers, I can tell you right now that there are few of them ranked. There are a lot of good catchers, but many of them will get only 110 or so starts or they are getting up in age, making them less than desired dynasty options.

As for the relievers, I never chase saves (or holds if your league has them). How many players dread chasing Aroldis Chapman last year or a host of other top closers? Meanwhile, five new closer will come out of the woodwork this year that you can get in the middle of the season.

The Breakdown

      Position Top 100 Top 200
  • Catchers
5 12
  • First Basemen
10 22
  • Second Basemen
7 15
  • Shortstops
14 21
  • Third Basemen
8 15
  • Outfielders
25 42
  • Starting Pitchers
30 65
  • Relief Pitchers
1 7
  • Utility Players
0 1

Large Numbers, But Not Necessarily Top Talent

Thanks in large part to how many outfielders and pitchers are used in baseball, those two positions obviously account for a large portion of the top-ranked players. But remember, there are at least 150 starting pitchers (and actually more) that teams use and at least 90 outfielders. Out of the minimum of 150 starters in MLB, only 20% are ranked in the Top 100 and only 28% of outfielders are ranked in the Top 100.

Meanwhile, 47% of MLB starting shortstops are ranked in the Top 100 and 33% of first basemen. So if there is a run on shortstops at the top of the draft or even first basemen, don’t go into panic mode.

There are plenty of great to very good starting shortstops who will be available in the middle rounds. So perhaps when people are staying on the straight line, you should take that time to grab a top third baseman or second baseman or go crazy and grab that one catcher who everyone is eyeing but are too afraid to take.

What If You’re a Seasoned Vet?

If you are in an established dynasty league or two (or three, four or five), then a number of these players are already off the board. Depending on position scarcity, the values of some of these players will greatly change. In that case, use these rankings as a guide, because that is what these rankings really are. You’ve already built a team, so you have a strategy. But maybe a player listed here is ranked higher, or lower than you would expect.

No matter what, use the links under each tier to see what I have previously written about each player ranked in that tier. You may agree or disagree with my thinking, but it will probably solidify what you think about a particular player.

Now for the full 2023 Dynasty Rankings: Top 200 list.

Note: Listed age is as of March 31, 2023


1 Julio Rodriguez SEA OF 22
2 Juan Soto SD OF 24
3 Bo Bichette TOR SS 25
4 Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS/3B 22
5 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF 25
6 Kyle Tucker HOU OF 26
7 Trea Turner PHI SS 29
8 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B 24
9 Shohei Ohtani LAA DH/SP 28
10 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF 25
11 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS 24
12 Aaron Judge NYY OF 30
13 Mookie Betts LAD OF/2B 30
14 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B 30
15 Corbin Burnes MIL SP 28
16 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 26
17 Austin Riley ATL 3B 25
18 Manny Machado SD 3B 30
19 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 28
20 Mike Trout LAA OF 31
21 Shane McClanahan TB SP 25
22 Michael Harris II ATL OF 22
23 Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 33
24 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP 27
25 Luis Robert CWS OF 25

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 25-1


26 Julio Urias LAD SP 26
27 Francisco Lindor NYM SS 29
28 Matt Olson ATL 1B 29
29 Dylan Cease CWS SP 27
30 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 26
31 Wander Franco TB SS 22
32 Corey Seager TEX SS 28
33 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B 25
34 Gerrit Cole NYY SP 32
35 Alek Manoah TOR SP 25
36 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP 30
37 Randy Arozarena TB OF 28
38 Bryce Harper PHI OF 30
39 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 29
40 Spencer Strider ATL SP/RP 24
41 Adley Rutschman BAL C 25
42 Nolan Arenado STL 3B 31
43 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 32
44 Xander Bogaerts SD SS 30
45 Shane Bieber CLE SP 27
46 Aaron Nola PHI SP 29
47 Carlos Rodon NYY SP 30
48 Marcus Semien TEX 2B 32
49 George Springer TOR OF 33
50 Jacob deGrom TEX SP 34

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 50-26


51 Cristian Javier HOU SP 26
52 Carlos Correa MIN SS 28
53 Will Smith LAD C 28
54 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B 35
55 Max Fried ATL SP 29
56 Oneil Cruz PIT SS 24
57 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF 28
58 Cedric Mullins BAL OF 28
59 Eloy Jimenez CWS OF 26
60 Dansby Swanson CHC SS 29
61 Tim Anderson CWS SS 29
62 Zac Gallen ARI SP 27
63 Jeremy Pena HOU SS 25
64 Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B 21
65 Daulton Varsho TOR OF/C 26
66 Framber Valdez HOU SP 29
67 Alejandro Kirk TOR C 24
68 Vaughn Grissom ATL 2B 22
69 Adolis Garcia TEX OF 30
70 Corbin Carroll ARI OF 22
71 Luis Castillo SEA SP 30
72 Triston McKenzie CLE SP 25
73 Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 24
74 Max Scherzer NYM SP 38
75 Justin Verlander NYM SP 40

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 75-51


76 Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 25
77 Andrew Vaughn CWS OF/1B 24
78 Zack Wheeler PHI SP 32
79 Joe Musgrove SD SP 30
80 Jordan Walker STL 3B 20
81 Kyle Schwarber PHI OF 30
82 Teoscar Hernandez SEA OF 30
83 Walker Buehler LAD SP 28
84 J.T. Realmuto PHI C 32
85 Tyler O’Neill STL OF 27
86 Anthony Volpe NYY SS 21
87 Byron Buxton MIN OF 29
88 Hunter Greene CIN SP 23
89 Francisco Alvarez NYM C 22
90 Kevin Gausman TOR SP 32
91 Nestor Cortes NYY SP 28
92 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP 25
93 Logan Gilbert SEA SP 25
94 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 26
95 Jose Abreu HOU 1B 36
96 Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B 27
97 Christian Yelich MIL OF 31
98 Nick Castellanos PHI OF 31
99 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B 30
100 Dustin May LAD SP 25

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 100-76


101 Tommy Edman STL 2B/SS 27
102 George Kirby SEA SP 25
103 Edwin Diaz NYM RP 29
104 Robbie Ray SEA SP 31
105 Willy Adames MIL SS 27
106 Jake McCarthy ARI OF 25
107 Logan Webb SF SP 26
108 Nick Lodolo CIN SP 25
109 Salvador Perez KC C 32
110 Starling Marte NYM OF 34
111 Ty France SEA 1B 28
112 Steven Kwan CLE OF 25
113 Pablo Lopez MIN SP 27
114 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 26
115 Kris Bryant COL OF 31
116 Freddy Peralta MIL SP 26
117 Josh Bell CLE 1B 30
118 Anthony Santander BAL OF 28
119 Tyler Glasnow TB SP 29
120 Seiya Suzuki CHC OF 28
121 Jonathan India CIN 2B 26
122 Ian Happ CHC OF 28
123 Luis Severino NYY SP 29
124 Yu Darvish SD SP 36
125 Triston Casas BOS 1B 23

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 125-101


126 Tony Gonsolin LAD SP 28
127 Nico Hoerner CHC SS 25
128 Elly De La Cruz CIN SS 21
129 Kyle Wright ATL SP 27
130 Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF 33
131 Josh Hader SD RP 28
132 Brandon Nimmo NYM OF 30
133 Blake Snell SD SP 30
134 Luis Garcia HOU SP 26
135 MJ Melendez KC C/OF 24
136 Jake Cronenworth SD 2B/1B 29
137 Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 23
138 Grayson Rodriguez BAL SP 23
139 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP 29
140 Brandon Lowe TB 2B 28
141 Josh Jung TEX 3B 25
142 Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B 26
143 Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B 33
144 Jose Miranda MIN 1B/3B 24
145 Miguel Vargas LAD 1B 22
146 Jorge Polanco MIN 2B 29
147 Joe Ryan MIN SP 26
148 Lucas Giolito CWS SP 28
149 Willson Contreras STL C 30
150 Kodai Senga NYM SP 30

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 150-126


151 Tyler Stephenson CIN C 26
152 Luis Arraez MIN 1B/2B 25
153 Shane Baz TB SP 23
154 Jesus Luzardo MIA SP 25
155 Chris Bassitt TOR SP 34
156 Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 26
157 Devin Williams MIL RP 28
158 Ryan Helsley STL RP 28
159 Felix Bautista BAL RP 27
160 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 35
161 Hunter Renfroe LAA OF 31
162 Ketel Marte ARI 2B 29
163 Taylor Ward LAA OF 29
164 Josh Naylor CLE 1B 25
165 Tarik Skubal DET SP 26
166 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/OF 30
167 Ezequiel Tovar COL SS 21
168 Reid Detmers LAA SP 23
169 Amed Rosario CLE SS 27
170 Cody Bellinger CHC OF 27
171 Jose Berrios TOR SP 28
172 Taj Bradley TB SP 21
173 Drew Rasmussen TB SP 27
174 Riley Greene DET OF 22
175 Alec Bohm PHI 3B 26

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 175-151


176 Max Meyer MIA SP 24
177 Jordan Lawlar ARI SS 20
178 Raisel Iglesias ATL RP 33
179 C.J. Cron COL 1B 33
180 Alex Verdugo BOS OF 26
181 Alex Kirilloff MIN 1B/OF 24
182 Michael Kopech CWS SP 26
183 Sean Murphy ATL C 28
184 Matt Chapman TOR 3B 26
185 Andrew Benintendi CHW OF 24
186 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 32
187 Justin Steele CHC SP 27
188 Jordan Montgomery STL SP 30
189 Roansy Contreras PIT SP 22
190 Gabriel Moreno ARI C 22
191 Eugenio Suarez SEA 3B 31
192 Andrew Heaney TEX SP 31
193 Austin Meadows DET OF 27
194 Edward Cabrera MIA SP 24
195 CJ Abrams WAS SS/2B 22
196 Gavin Lux LAD 2B/OF 25
197 William Contreras MIL C 25
198 Hunter Brown HOU SP 24
199 Masataka Yoshida BOS OF 29
200 Brendan Donovan STL 1B/2B/SS/3B/OF 26

2023 Dynasty Rankings: 200-176




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Tom Joad
Tom Joad
11 days ago

The hard part about dynasty rankings is that every league is so different. Love the rankings and tiers.

If you had a 14TM, H2H Categories, keep forever but where you can only keep 8 guys a year, would you take Vaughan, Grissom, or Yoshida. Hitting cats are Avg, OBP, R, Hr, RBI, TB, BB, SB, K. I feel like since only 112 are kept a year, some of the younger dynasty rankings where minors are in play skews the rankings.

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Reply to  Jakkers
9 days ago

Appreciate the feedback. I should have been clearer, I was considering Andrew Vaughan, Vaughan Grissom, and Yoshida. Does Andrew Vaughan jump either if those in your opinion

11 days ago

Jeremy Peña love!!!
All the kid did was win MVP of World Series as a rookie, while anchoring the most important defensive position. He is silly cheap in redraft leagues and I don’t get it.
Why do people assume that was his peak?
Kid could be a stud

13 days ago

Hi guys. Thanks so much for all your work on these rankings. I was curious however who makes these? Is it Grey or someone else or a consensus among staff?

17 days ago

Andrew Painter? Kyle Manzardo? How are they not top-200 dynasty??? I think this list might be a little conservative. I understand how difficult making a list is, so understand I’m not trying to be a hater at all. It’s just that, to me, there’s guys on this list (later on) that I would never consider a dynasty option at all. Just my opinion. Maybe we should define ‘dynasty’ a little more. Are we talking a span of 1-2 years? Or are we talking more like 1-4+? Because to me, dynasty includes the most recent MLB draft. And based on talent alone, sometimes those guys bump out the older lower ceiling guys such as verdugo, Suarez, Cron, and majority of catchers. Not saying that those guys don’t deserve a spot on a 2023-maybe 2024 team, but no way am I valuing them more than the guys I stated previously. There are many more too. Other than the later part of the list, I see no problems. Good work!

Reply to  Jakkers
16 days ago

Good point…I understand how certain roster limits for other leagues could influence the list. Minor Leaguers have a large impact in my dynasty leagues, so that’s probably why I feel that way.

Reply to  Sam
16 days ago

Also I feel like if the list is projected a couple more years in the future, you would mainly only have to adjust the order of the list as the season goes on rather than add/removing players as the young guys begin to prove themselves. Just my 2 cents.

18 days ago

Where does Jasson Dominguez land on this list next season?

18 days ago

13 team dynasty 5×5 Outman or Garret Mitchell? Thanks! Can only keep 1

19 days ago

Thanks for the rankings, looks good. 12 team, H2H, 6×6, OBP. Keeper. What are the two keepers of;
S. Murphy-rd. 20
J. Peña-rd. 26
K. Wright- rd. 27
Thanks man

19 days ago

Keep forever league, w/o contracts. Carroll and Gunnar or JTR and either Swanson or Edman?

19 days ago

Good morning,
Would you be ok drafting Yordan Alvarez or Vlad Guerrero with your first pick or is the injury concerns enough to steer away? Thanks.