Hello, all you brave, courageous, adventure-seekers, you’ve found the wrong website. This is fantasy baseball, not fantasy role playing, unless it’s fantasy roll-playing and this is Stratomatic, but that’s still not right. Still, fantasy baseball. Good, now that we got rid of all those people wearing fedoras and shopping from the Indiana Jones collection at Eddie Bauer, we can get down to the bidness. The Auction value bidness? Not quite, but you can find all auction values in Rudy’s rankings — one example, 12-team mixed league auction values. This is a top 100 for 2024 fantasy baseball. Let’s do this!

One word about this top 100 for 2024 fantasy baseball, before I give you another 5,000 words. I’m going to avoid repeating myself from the position rankings in the 2024 fantasy baseball rankings. If you want to know my in-depth feelings about a player, then you need to go to his positional page, i.e., the top 20 1st basemen for 2024 fantasy baseball, the top 20 outfielders for 2024 fantasy baseball, the top 20 Patterns In Queso That Look Like Messages From Another Planet for 2023– Okay, but I almost got you. This post is meant to give you an idea where guys from different positions are in relation to each other. Since this post is only the top 100, there’s more players where this came from. 418 more, to be very exact. Next up, there will be a top 500 that will go past 500, then, after that, there will be a top 7,500 that will go to 8,602, then a top 25,000 that will go to 28,765, then a top 600,000 that will go to 892,121, until we end up with a top kajillion in April that will go to a kajillion and one. Or maybe I’ll stop at the top 500. Yeah, that makes sense. Not to get all biblical on you, but this is the gospel. Print it out and take it to Mt. Sinai and it will say, “Win your 2024 fantasy baseball league, young prematurely balding man.” Projections were done by me and a crack team of 100 monkeys fighting amongst themselves because there were only 99 typewriters. Somebody please buy Ling-Ling his own typewriter!

Razzball Subscriptions are also now open, which include the Fantasy Baseball War Room. I don’t draft without it, neither should you. Anyway, here’s the top 100 for 2024 fantasy baseball:

1. Ronald Acuna Jr. – It feels like the first time in history that there was a guy like Tildaddy, who was so clearcut the number one guy, but I thought maybe I was forgetting someone. The one I thought of immediately was Barry Bonds, but I went to the Historical Player Rater, and the year he hit 73 homers? That’s only the 121st best year in history! He was barely the best player that year! $45 vs. Sosa’s 44.6. The biggest difference between the top ranked guy and 2nd for any year since 2001 was Judge in 2022 between him and Goldschmidt, and we know Judge wasn’t treated as the clearcut #1 last year. Acuña’s the best ever, Tildaddy comes up with a new superlative! 2024 Projections: 127/42/104/.316/54 in 611 ABs

2. Julio Rodriguez – Something I may or may not have mentioned in my top 10 for 2024 fantasy baseball (forgive me, I’ve written a lot of shizz since then), this year’s rankings are: Acuña and the best chance for #2. 2024 Projections: 111/35/109/.283/32 in 607 ABs

3. Bobby Witt Jr. – So, why does JRod have a better chance at #2 than BWJ? His contact and power are just a skosh worse from JRod, historically. But we’re talking the skoshiest of the skoshes. 2024 Projections: 103/34/107/.280/47 in 606 ABs

4. Corbin Carroll – I hope he never has another shoulder injury in his career, but it’s gonna be at least two years before I fully forget about his shoulder history. Cust kayin’. 2024 Projections: 114/28/83/.291/58 in 591 ABs

5. Kyle Tucker – Imagine drafting 5th and getting the steadiest guy in fantasy, Mr. H2H, who goes 30/30 with a .290+ average. It’s a nice time to be a fan of fantasy hitters. 2024 Projections: 105/33/110/.291/30 in 571 ABs

6. Mookie Betts – Mookie Best because Mookie Top Six sounds weird. 2024 Projections: 116/33/91/.286/15 in 577 ABs

7. Fernando Tatis Jr. – Was thinking about something the other day, why are PEDs guys penalized by HOF voters? Manny and ARod were suspended, wasn’t that their punishment? They have to keep being punished? For eternity? Meh, I don’t know. On a related note, here’s hoping Fun The Jewels didn’t need the PEDs. 2024 Projections: 106/29/90/.266/35 in 604 ABs

8. Aaron Judge – If I thought he could keep his nine-foot, eight-inch body on the field for 150+ games, he’d be ranked higher. 2024 Projections: 88/44/101/.284/7 in 491 ABs

9. Juan Soto – Already gave you my Juan Soto fantasy when he was traded. It was written while shaking my booty.  2024 Projections: 114/41/112/.286/12 in 559 ABs

10. Trea Turner – Does it concern me at all my Treat Urner ranking is partially contingent on Phillies fans cheering him? Maybe a little. 2024 Projections: 101/22/81/.273/28 in 621 ABs

11. Bryce Harper – BDon gave me two hours of crap, i.e., ‘harping’ about my ranking of Bryce in our top 20 podcast. Two years ago, Goldschmidt was the 2nd best fantasy guy overall, last year it was Matt Olson, then Freddie Freeman. Middle of the order in great lineup + won’t kill you in any category, and Harper has as good a chance as anyone from here until around 25th overall as being the 2nd best guy behind Acuña. 2024 Projections: 102/32/109/.286/13 in 505 ABs

12. Yordan Alvarez – I’m so thirsty for Captain Woo Cubano to have his 105/50/125/.320 season that I might be overrating him a little, but I need that injected directly into my veins! 2024 Projections: 89/41/102/.303/1 in 492 ABs

13. Shohei Ohtani –  Already gave you my Shohei Ohtani fantasy. It was written while running around my room with outstretched arms making plane noises. 2024 Projections: 101/36/92/.281/18 in 503 ABs

14. Freddie Freeman – Is it just me or do you get the feeling that as soon as you trust Freeman to repeat last year he will become awful? It’s just me, huh? 2024 Projections: 114/25/95/.307/17 in 611 ABs

15. Jose Ramirez – In my top 20 for 2024 fantasy baseball, Freeman and JoRam are in the same tier, and the tier is not called, “My unfounded fears about them aging,” but it could’ve been. 2024 Projections: 91/28/104/.286/26 in 605 ABs

16. Spencer Strider – I can’t look at his face without fondly recalling my 17 years with a mustache. I have to move on before I get emotional. 2024 Projections: 17-5/2.81/1.04/267 in 184 IP

17. Francisco Lindor – Surprised I didn’t get much pushback on my Lindor ranking, but I shouldn’t have, so good on you! 2024 Projections: 94/27/101/.258/30 in 591 ABs

18. Matt Olson – Thinking about the poor sucker who doesn’t get a 1st baseman early and is like, “Jose Abreu is only a year-ish removed from being good.” 2024 Projections: 104/46/121/.271/1 in 602 ABs

19. Marcus Semien – Be a good spurt and get some Semien in your life! 2024 Projections: 112/31/94/.272/18 in 632 ABs

20. Ozzie Albies – So, this post is a little bare on actual info, but that’s why I wrote 5000 words in each positional ranking in the freakin’ 2024 fantasy baseball rankings! 2024 Projections: 90/32/105/.283/18 in 588 ABs

21. Corey Seager – Seemed to get the most negative feedback on my Seager ranking. He was being drafted 19th overall and I have him at 21. So, yeah, that’s fair criticism. I really dropped the ball there. Sure. Also, he’s already injured, so will the people complaining he wasn’t ranked high enough still complain or nah? 2024 Projections: 96/33/109/.310/3 in 533 ABs

22. Austin Riley – Another guy people were upset to not see in my top 20. Yup, Riley’s ADP is 20 and I have him at 22. Woof, what was I thinking?! 2024 Projections: 105/35/117/.275/2 in 612 ABs

23. Gerrit Cole – See my top 20 starters for why I’m not drafting a starter yet. (Or see last year’s top 20, or year before’s top 20 or–Well, you get the picture, or rather you will get the pitcher.)  UPDATE: He was moved out of the top 100, see the top 500 for his ranking. 2024 Projections: 16-5/3.23/1.02/234 in 207 IP

24. Rafael Devers – Going off my recollection more than actual research, but I think Devers was roughly a top 15 pick a few years ago, and now he’s 25-ish. There’s been roughly 10 extra big-bat hitters added in the last few years. LFG! 2024 Projections: 97/35/95/.289/5 in 591 ABs

25. Bo Bichette – [gets on knees in church] Get your mind out of the gutter! I’m about to pray for Boba’s steals to return! Please let John Schneider find the memo on his desk from last year that reads, “If your team slumps with their bats, they can steal pretty easily now, due to the rule changes.” 2024 Projections: 92/26/81/.295/13 in 608 ABs

26. Pete Alonso – This feels like the end of the top 20 hitters who weren’t ranked in the top 20. A few people drafted LouBob and others below in the top 20, but they never made strong cases to me for the top 20. Albombso is basically a top 20 hitter coming off a bad season. 2024 Projections: 92/46/112/.251/3 in 591 ABs

27. Jose Altuve – Yesterday…All my troubles seem so far away…Now it looks like Jose Altuve…[guy singing to a lawn gnome wearing an Astros cap] 2024 Projections: 92/25/57/.306/15 in 533 ABs

28. Adolis Garcia – I will say this for fantasy baseballers (<–my mom’s term!), y’all are predictable when it comes to liking Adolis less than you should. He’s a 35/15/.250 hitter, and you barely want him twenty picks after this, according to ADP. 2024 Projections: 91/35/103/.247/12 in 571 ABs

29. Luis Robert Jr. – I did a gut-check on myself with LouBob. I was worried I might have him too low, so I checked where he ended up last year on the Player Rater — after a legit solid season — and he’s at 24th overall. So, I’m calling for a basic repeat? That seems fair. 2024 Projections: 93/31/91/.269/17 in 556 ABs

30. Randy Arozarena – Since I was just looking at the Player Rater in the previous blurb, The Rice Bowl was 48th overall. Last year does not equal this year, but give or take a little for a guy who’s done the same thing for a few years ago feels fair, as well. 2024 Projections: 91/22/88/.266/25 in 569 ABs

31. Corbin Burnes – Went over his trade to the Orioles in an update in top 20 starters, and every time there’s news, I update the position rankings. Also, for those of you who think this makes Burnes even better? Look at what our Steamer rankings are saying after this blurb. 2024 Projections: 13-6/3.27/1.05/209 in 194 IP

32. Zack Wheeler – Thinking about what the Mets’ rotation would look like if they held Wheeler…*wavy lines* Zack Wheeler just finished his 4th Tommy John surgery… *wavy lines* 2024 Projections: 15-7/3.31/1.06/207 in 191 IP

33. Gunnar Henderson – As I mention in my shortstops rankings, I want Gunnar in every league, and might not roster him anywhere. Go there to read more on that. 2024 Projections: 106/26/71/.257/11 in 571 ABs

34. Nolan Jones – Can I be honest? I nearly ranked Nolan Jones in the top 20 overall. I love him so much. His projections for me came back with top 20-like projections, but I decided to apply the brakes a bit because of his Ks and BABIP last year. But, boy, am I in. 2024 Projections: 83/29/91/.261/25 in 558 ABs

35. Cody Bellinger – It’s so ridiculous that he hasn’t signed yet. MLB has one team signing players and 29 teams saying they’re broke. As with Snell below, I put in placeholder projections in the top 100, but these projections will obviously change. Maybe dramatically. UPDATE: Re-signed with the Cubs. 2024 Projections: 86/25/93/.284/19 in 507 ABs

36. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. – In our 1st basemen podcast, we mentioned Cake Batter forty-five hundred times, comparing him to every 1st baseman. We might’ve officially lost our minds when we said something like, “You like Vlad? Drury is him 350 picks later minus 20 points in average.” 2024 Projections: 90/30/98/.272/5 in 607 ABs

37. CJ Abrams – Between NoJo and Corange Juice Abrams, I might need five picks in the first three rounds. 2024 Projections: 90/18/59/.251/52 in 585 ABs

38. Edwin Diaz – Okay, pay attention. There’s way more closers this year in my top 100. SAGNOF? Yes, as in all closers are the same diff, so just get a few, but few is the key here. There’s fewer closers now than, say, eight years ago. There’s fewer saves too, especially off waivers. Do I care if you have Devin Williams or Jordan Romano? No, not really. Do I think you need to draft a closer earlier now vs. five years ago? Yes. As recently as a few years ago, I’d say, “SAGNOF, just grab a closer around 120.” SAGNOF is still true, but I’m grabbing a closer before I leave the top 100, then one more between 100 and 200. (Prolly closer to between 100 and 150.) In 2013, players getting 4+ saves was 42. Last year, it was 64. Saves are disappearing and we need to make adjustments. Even worse, only 11 pitchers, who weren’t the incumbent, notched 9+ saves. It was reguarly 15. As recently as 2021, it was 18 non-incumbent closers getting 9+ saves. (These numbers are courtesy of Jeff Zimmerman of FanGraphs.) If you cannot find saves on waivers, you need to have saves in-hand going into the season. You might have felt this happening when you look at bullpens, and you don’t see a setup man who is locked into that role. It’s: Edwin Diaz and six guys. More in Hader’s blurb. 2024 Projections: 5-2/2.10/0.98/106, 34 saves in 60 IP

39. Josh Hader – Again, you don’t have to grab the elitest of the elitest closers. You don’t need the ruling class of closers. It’s SAGNOF not BourgeoiSAGNOF. You will do fine with Romano and, say, Kenley, who isn’t in the top 100. Or Doval and Helsley. Or Duran and Adbert Alzolay. Just get one rock solid closer and one guy who hopefully keeps the job all year. Alexis Diaz and Holmes? Great! Bednar and Evan Phillips? Fantastic! Tanner Scott and John Brebbia? No, you’re not paying attention. As for Hader signing with the Astros, ouch if you drafted Pressly prior to this. 2024 Projections: 2-1/2.21/1.07/91, 33 saves in 58 IP

40. Matt McLain – Did I say I love NoJo and Corange Juice? Yes, and I have room in my heart for McLain, too. Guys and five lady readers, there’s so many fun players to draft in the top 50, ugh. UPDATE: Finally removed him from the top 100. You can find him in the top 500. 2024 Projections: 92/26/74/.272/22 in 569 ABs

41. Kevin Gausman – …and just like that, I’m drafting starters. The difference between my Big Brained Starters in previous years, I get the sense that more people are thinking along the same lines as me. What they don’t have: See my next blurb. 2024 Projections: 15-6/3.12/1.16/228 in 191 IP

42. Luis Castillo – Is my good looks. No, I mean, yes, but that’s not it. What they don’t have is my newest addition to which starters I want: Next blurb. 2024 Projections: 13-7/3.28/1.07/206 in 188 IP

43. Freddy Peralta – Solid command, which is what I say in a blurb for a guy who doesn’t have it. So, it’s always been about K-BB. That is literally the number one thing you need for evaluating starters. Everything else is superfluous. Curve, change, splitter? What a pitcher throws? It’s fine to know if you’re interested. More in Kirby’s blurb. 2024 Projections: 15-5/3.52/1.14/224 in 178 IP

44. Paul Goldschmidt – Cousin Itt was the first non-gender pronoun and Au Shizz was my first breakout as a ranker, and somehow he’s still at it (not Cousin). 2024 Projections: 88/27/94/.262/10 in 581 ABs

45. George Kirby – If you’re wondering if a pitcher can maintain success? Then, sure, it might be good to know about his mechanics or tunneling or release point, but we’re results-orientated in fantasy (or should be), so whether a guy lost a few miles on his fastball is the why. More in next blurb. 2024 Projections: 13-8/3.07/1.02/177 in 188 IP

46. Pablo Lopez – Command is so important now because of the rules changes. Not to give away the whole enchilada, but K-BB% is basically all you need to rank pitchers. Is last year’s K-BB% this year’s starter ranks? Not exactly, but they’re not that dramatically different. You then just project wins (best you can) and IP (also, best you can). Pab-Lo’s K-BB% is gorge, and I want it everywhere. 2024 Projections: 14-9/3.39/1.09/216 in 186 IP

47. Zac Gallen – Same, same, same, same on K-BB%. Starter rankings came best be distilled to: How likely is it a pitcher will be good at K-BB%? The “how” is where the science comes in. Is this guy’s secondaries any good? Can he nibble? Can he wipe people off the face of the earth with one pitch? Lots of factors go into “how” but that one question about K-BB% is basically everything. 2024 Projections: 13-6/3.33/1.09/202 in 195 IP

48. Camilo Doval – Back to what I was saying in the Hader blurb, you don’t need Hader or a closer above or Doval, but leave the top 100 with a closer. This is new information. 2024 Projections: 5-3/2.54/1.16/84, 35 saves in 65 IP

49. Nico Hoerner – I’m well aware of the inherent issue of wanting a closer, Nico and needing to draft my first starter. A) Starter is most important here. B) This is just how my rankings are, grouping all of these guys together. You might be able to get a closer next round and Nico before or after. C) There’s no C. 2024 Projections: 94/13/66/.284/37 in 606 ABs

50. Jhoan Duran – When I was projecting out closers, I noticed how good Duran was, which I didn’t fully realize prior to looking. Shame Baldelli swears he’s doing something by mixing and matching more than anyone else. UPDATE: Out with an oblique. Look at top 500 for his update.  2024 Projections: 4-1/2.51/1.10/81, 28 saves in 64 IP

51. Michael Harris II – Megahertz has become the newest inductee into the “For Some Reason Grey Is Always Lower Than Everyone Else” Club, joining previous inductees George Springer, Whit Merrifield and anyone who is average-first. Harris was 99th on the Player Rater last year, I ranked him “high” here, and ADP has him in the top 30. Oh…[climbs up the side of the Empire State Building like King Kong]…kay. 2024 Projections: 82/21/81/.288/25 in 554 ABs

52. Christian Walker – Saw a movie on Netflix the other night called The Good Shepherd, and it was not about Christian Walker. Dubya tee eff. 2024 Projections: 81/30/95/.251/7 in 576 ABs

53. Jazz Chisholm Jr. – Ya know what’s weird? That I watch old episodes of The Biggest Loser in reverse, so they get fatter? Yes, that’s weird, but what’s also weird is Jazz’s previous year scares me, but Oneil Cruz’s doesn’t. 2024 Projections: 71/25/74/.247/25 in 451 ABs

54. Logan Webb – My latest million-dollar idea: Feed mayonnaise to live tuna fish. Just want you to know who you’re taking fantasy advice from. A freakin’ genius. 2024 Projections: 13-7/3.19/1.06/186 in 205 IP

55. Jesus Luzardo – Newest million-dollar idea: Instead of a house alarm, paint the house camouflage. 2024 Projections: 13-6/3.41/1.12/214 in 182 IP

56. Logan Gilbert – There’s so many starters to draft that are as good as the next starters you really have to wonder what people are thinking when they’re like, “You have to draft a top starter.” Continued in next blurb. 2024 Projections: 13-6/3.46/1.09/190 in 194 IP

57. Tarik Skubal – Do they think there’s any real difference between the 5th best starter and the 20th best starter? There’s not. 2024 Projections: 10-8/3.09/1.02/183 in 154 IP

58. Yoshinobu Yamamoto – Already gave you my Yoshinobu Yamamoto fantasy, and EWB gave you his –> Yoshinobu Yamamoto 2024 fantasy. And Coolwhip gave you his –> Yamamoto fantasy. 2024 Projections: 13-5/3.21/1.04/149 in 156 IP

59. Oneil Cruz – Not sure what psychological trauma is rearing its head when I love Oneil Cruz again this year, after he crushed me last year, but here I am sitting in front of my shrink, asking her if I can draft Oneil Cruz. 2024 Projections: 82/25/64/.248/25 in 547 ABs

60. Mike Trout – I won the Pulitzer for my theory of “career ADP.” It states that players neutrally have an ADP they’re at every year of their career peak, and the noise of the previous year is all that changes. When they start to decline, their ADP slowly declines. Is Trout now about to make a case he should be back at his career ADP spot of 15th overall or is he now a 75th overall ADP guy set to decline again in another year or two? Arenado is another example of this. 2024 Projections: 74/30/82/.272/2 in 402 ABs

61. Christian Yelich – I just thought about calling Yelich an expensive Benintendi, and I smacked the taste out of my own mouth.  2024 Projections: 102/17/64/.262/20 in 539 ABs

62. Josh Lowe – This guy is a full-time job away from being a top 20 player. Whoa. UPDATE: Oblique injury, see top 500 for his new rank. 2024 Projections: 54/15/66/.281/21 in 389 ABs

63. Spencer Steer – Gonna be asking my fantasy commissioners if I can draft Steer more than once. See my bumper sticker for more: Jesus, release the wheel, because I got Spencer Steer! 2024 Projections: 81/25/88/.266/17 in 571 ABs

64. Aaron Nola – Now we’re in the starters section where I’m not drafting them. It’s okay, I’ll be drafting Steer everywhere anyway for the next five rounds. 2024 Projections: 13-10/3.77/1.11/206 in 191 IP

65. Emmanuel Clase – So, I’m established I’m drafting a closer in the top 100, but I am not drafting Clase. I have him ranked after his ADP and I just don’t see how people are actively going for a guy who is clearly going to be traded by August, so might not get saves (if, say, he goes to Astros or some other team with a closer), and his strikeout rate sucks. Mostly the latter reason. Not that I’m relying on Ks from my closers, but that’s how closers get out of jams.  2024 Projections: 5-2/2.92/1.07/66, 34 saves  in 70 IP

66. Blake Snell – See Cody Bellinger for my thoughts on free agents. 2024 Projections: 12-8/3.74/1.21/194 in 156 IP

67. Tyler Glasnow – Gave you my Tyler Glasnow fantasy when he was traded. It was written while saying, “Hey, you skipped number 27” at the deli counter. 2024 Projections: 11-7/3.07/1.04/171 in 131 IP

68. Raisel Iglesias – I’m still debating what I’m drafting less of in the top 100 this year to get my first closer, earlier than ever. My guess is I’m skipping out on a early corner man or the 2nd outfielder. 2024 Projections: 4-3/2.86/1.08/70, 32 saves in 60 IP

69. Devin Williams – Sidelined with a sore back and going to see a spine specialist. Oh, is that it? Ter…[wanders aimlessly towards the edge of a cliff] …rific! Brewers are saying they’re not overly concerned, as they speed-dial every other team’s front office seeing who wants to trade. So, I updated his projections. UPDATE: Out three months with two stress fractures in his back. See the Bullpen chart for the Brewers’ saves.  2024 Projections: 6-1/2.06/0.95/84, 30 saves in 55 IP

70. Max Fried – Max Fried Chicken, would be a great name for a restaurant, especially if they’re free range, and kosher. 2024 Projections: 12-3/2.94/1.10/142 in 154 IP

71. Elly De La Cruz – Are we counting down the days how long after I’m done posting the rankings that I’m going to post my Elly De La Cruz schmohawk post? It’s so clearly coming. 2024 Projections: 68/20/72/.219/50 in 514 ABs

72. David Bednar – In a shallower league, the more of a chance there’s a closer on waivers, and makes the ‘top 100 closer draft pick’ less necessary, but in 12 team mixed leagues and deeper, I think you need to pull that trigger on one in the top 100. 2024 Projections: 3-2/2.93/1.12/77, 30 saves in 63 IP

73. Framber Valdez – People who left last year early to play fantasy football are gonna be drafting Framber, then getting to May and being like, “Why didn’t you tell me he was a mess last 2nd half?” Then they’re going to leave for fantasy football early again and the cycle will continue. 2024 Projections: 10-9/3.57/1.18/154 in 151 IP

74. Gleyber Torres – He has been around the 70th best player the last two years in a row, and he’s being drafted around 90th overall. Cha-ching! No relation to Chin-hui Tsao. 2024 Projections: 81/25/78/.275/15 in 576 ABs

75. Alexis Diaz – In case you’re wondering, this top 100 has more closers than I’ve ever had. Or at least since last year (that’s all I checked). I like to make sure each position is represented correctly in the top 100 (whatever ‘correctly’ means), so I count how many outfielders were in the top 100 last year vs. this year and I do that for each position. If one position has a lot more year over year, there should be a reason. Continued in the next blurb. 2024 Projections: 6-5/3.11/1.17/85, 30 saves in 65 IP

76. Jordan Romano – There are 10 closers in the top 100 this year, there were five last year (six when it was written, but Edwin Diaz injured himself a week before the season). Twice as many closers is a legit shift. 2024 Projections: 5-1/2.84/1.19/70, 30 saves in 57 IP

77. Royce Lewis – This feels like one of those rankings where I will never draft him, and I’m not even sure why I ranked him here. Solid process! 2024 Projections: 64/20/71/.292/8 in 431 ABs

78. Manny Machado – Alluded to this in the 3rd basemen rankings, what are we getting from Machado when he’s completely unmotivated? I don’t know, he’s unmotivated when the Padres are going for something. Maybe playing for nothing has the opposite effect on him. Machado, the best player when nothing matters. Machado, the Nihilist. 2024 Projections: 71/30/82/.261/3 in 502 ABs

79. Triston Casas – I nearly wrote a Casas sleeper, but I think I gave others too much credit thinking he’d be drafted this high by everyone. 2024 Projections: 84/31/88/.266/1 in 521 ABs

80. Nolan Arenado – “Those who forget their history are condemned to repeat it” is a great quote from…Hold on, let me get the paper where I wrote it down to see whose quote that is, it’s over by this open window—NOOOOO!!! Torenado!  2024 Projections: 73/26/92/.257/4 in 541 ABs

81. Zach Eflin – Every year I have a group of starters I’m not interested in the top 100, but it feels like there’s less starters this year. There’s so many Eflin starters to draft. 2024 Projections: 12-7/3.66/1.06/182 in 187 IP

82. Bryson Stott – Maybe I ranked Treat Urner wrong, but even if you move Urner down to the top 25 range, I don’t know how Stott isn’t basically exactly him. Some guys just have it, and The Stott Guy got it.  2024 Projections: 82/15/72/.282/28 in 572 ABs

83. Alex Bregman – Every year he’s more valuable than this ranking, because every year he kills it in runs and RBIs, but if you can draft based on runs and RBIs, you are a braver person than me. 2024 Projections: 96/25/86/.258/4 in 577 ABs

84. Justin Steele –  This guy at 105th ADP overall is that much worse than Framber at 45? C’mon. 2024 Projections: 12-8/3.56/1.18/186 in 183 IP

85. Will Smith – Aw, the one, sad, lonely catcher in the top 100, who I would never draft. More in my top 20 catchers. 2024 Projections: 82/21/84/.262/2 in 484 ABs

86. Andres Gimenez – I’ve mentioned this before, but there’s only, like, 15 guys I’m actually drafting in the top 100. There’s guys like And-Gim, who I would draft, but if I’m drafting an MI around here, I have Stott higher, so unless I purposely mix it up, I’m taking Stott every chance I get. 2024 Projections: 77/18/68/.259/28 in 549 ABs

87. Nick Castellanos – Let the Greek God of Hard Contact’s mustachioed mother wrap her meat curtained arms around you and make you some disco fries as her son hoists up your 2nd outfielder slot. 2024 Projections: 77/27/89/.271/8 in 597 ABs

88. Josh Naylor – Already gave you my Josh Naylor sleeper. It was written while clinging to a piece of wood next to the sinking Titanic. 2024 Projections: 79/26/102/.302/6 in 514 ABs

89. Teoscar Hernandez – In my top 40 outfielders, I go over Teoscar’s signing with the–Well, you know what team. It’s the only team who signed anyone. 2024 Projections: 83/32/91/.263/7 in 529 ABs

90. Lane Thomas – You could find a good ten to fifteen players who are underanked based on my projections. Lane Thomas might be the biggest. His projections should have him ranked around Josh Lowe, so 30 spots higher. At least! As mentioned before, it’s not just projections that have guys ranked somewhere. It’s my confidence in a guy too, and I just have less confidence in Lane Tom. 2024 Projections: 78/23/68/.254/20 in 576 ABs

91. Xander Bogaerts – Draft Bogaerts, then trade him on May 1st, then get him back in a trade on August 30th. Thank me later! 2024 Projections: 94/18/61/.297/20 in 572 ABs

92. Eury Perez – Mentioned this in my top 40 starters, but we’re only 5,000 words in so let’s repeat ourselves! I like Eury, but he’s being drafted before I’m taking him in most leagues. UPDATE: He was moved when he revealed he had a sore elbow. 2024 Projections: 10-5/3.07/1.11/151 in 133 IP

93. Seiya Suzuki – Take your index and middle finger and point them at your eyes, then point them at Suzuki. You just said his name in sign language. 2024 Projections: 77/24/82/.276/11 in 502 ABs

94. Thairo Estrada – Whenever I see his name I think of the Leaders of the New School song, Show Me A Hero, and start singing, “Show me a Thairo named Estrada!” That’s a good reference for one person. If you’re that one person, wanna hang out? We’d be BFFs. 2024 Projections: 75/17/64/.262/26 in 539 ABs

95. Josh Jung – Singing a’la the Village People, “Jung men! No need to be rude! (By getting injured…) I said Jung men!” 2024 Projections: 83/27/91/.268/1 in 534 ABs

96. Joe Ryan – Wrote a Joe Ryan sleeper last year, and that’s the only reason why I didn’t write one this year. I still very much love him. 2024 Projections: 12-7/3.62/1.10/202 in 179 IP

97. Anthony Volpe – Didn’t fully intend it this way, but, my God, the bottom of the top 100 is sexy. Paid off to read the first 5000 words of this nonsense, huh? No? Okay. 2024 Projections: 71/25/69/.237/27 in 551 ABs

98. Jordan Walker – Already gave you my Jordan Walker sleeper. It read like the love letter it was. 2024 Projections: 72/25/81/.263/10 in 531 ABs

99. Jackson Chourio – This final ten picks is insane. How do I draft them all? Also, here’s my Jackson Chourio fantasy. 2024 Projections: 71/19/76/.249/28 in 509 ABs

100. Riley Greene – Already gave you my Riley Greene sleeper. It had so many typos I lost count at 34. 2024 Projections: 84/21/61/.274/12 in 533 ABs