FINALLY baseball has come back to our televisions! This year on top of my weekly injury article I’ll be bringing you the top 100 hitters for each week. I’ll be honest — this first week is just going to be a boring baseline. Nothing too outlandish on this list. I’m not one to overreact too much to spring stats or three days of games. However, from here on out you never know who is going to be showing up, moving up or sliding down this list.

  • These rankings are based on a 12 team roto league because if you’re reading this — you’re most likely in one of our fun, free and fantastic Fantrax RCL’s. I’m in RCL #80 — the fighting 80th! And I’m coming for that $100,00 grand prize!
  • Short-term injured players will still make the list, but long-term injured guys will probably fall off.
  • Use this rankings as a way to base your trade offers — these are the rankings from this point going forward. If you’ve got a league-specific trade question — leave it in the comments!
  • Looking for your favorite player? Hit CTRL+F or COMMAND+F (on a Mac) to search for him.
  • If you take umbrage with my rankings — leave a comment at the bottom! And while you’re there — tell me what umbrage means?


Rank Name Team Position
1 Mike Trout LAA OF
2 Matt Davidson CHW 3B
3 Joe Panik SF 2B
4 Jose Altuve HOU 2B
5 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
6 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B
7 Mookie Betts BOS OF
8 Nick Ahmed SS ARI
9 Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF
10 Benny Agbayani 1999 NYM OF


  • You expect me to NOT put a guy on pace for over 480 HRs near the top of the overall best 100 hitters?! Davidson is a sure fire MVP and I knew it since day 1.
  • I tried to tell y’all about this power break-out from Joe Panik after he hit double-digit HRs in each of the last two seasons! HRs in back to back games already!
  • A stolen base AND a HR for D.J. LeMahieu? 40/40 is a lock.
  • Nick Ahmed baby! Look at this face — this isn’t the face of a scared pre-teen boy at his first co-ed mixer! This is the face of a ruthless baseball killing machine:

  • Benny Agbayani is one of the best baseball names of all time — he had to crack the top 10!
  • Alright, but for real folks — here’s the top 100 hitters for week 1:


Rank Name Team Position
1 Mike Trout LAA OF
2 Jose Altuve HOU 2B
3 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
4 Bryce Harper WAS OF
5 Mookie Betts BOS OF
6 Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF
7 Trea Turner WAS SS
8 Charlie Blackmon COL OF
9 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B
10 Carlos Correa HOU SS
11 Kris Bryant CHC 3B
12 Manny Machado BAL 3B
13 Joey Votto CIN 1B
14 Aaron Judge NYY OF
15 Francisco Lindor CLE SS
16 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B
17 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
18 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
19 Jose Ramirez CLE 2B/3B
20 George Springer HOU OF
21 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
22 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B
23 Brian Dozier MIN 2B
24 Dee Gordon SEA 2B
25 Jose Abreu CHW 1B
26 Gary Sanchez NYY C
27 Corey Seager LAD SS
28 Justin Upton ARI OF
29 Christian Yelich MIL OF
30 Alex Bregman HOU SS/3B
31 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B
32 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B
33 Marcell Ozuna STL OF
34 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF
35 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF
36 Nelson Cruz SEA DH
37 Buster Posey SF C/1B
38 Starling Marte PIT OF
39 Elvis Andrus TEX SS
40 Robinson Cano SEA 2B
41 Wil Myers SD 1B
42 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B
43 Byron Buxton MIN OF
44 Khris Davis OAK OF
45 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF
46 Eric Hosmer SD 1B
47 Tommy Pham STL OF
48 A.J. Pollock ARI OF
49 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
50 Miguel Sano MIN 3B
51 Willson Contreras CHC C
52 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B
53 Andrew McCutchen SF OF
54 Billy Hamilton CIN OF
55 Jean Segura SEA SS
56 Lorenzo Cain MIL OF
57 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B/OF
58 Whit Merrifield KC 2B
59 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/1B
60 Trevor Story COL SS
61 Yasiel Puig LAD OF
62 Rougned Odor TEX 2B
63 Mike Moustakas KC 3B
64 Domingo Santana MIL OF
65 Ender Inciarte ATL OF
66 Ian Desmond COL 1B/OF
67 Carlos Santana CLE 1B
68 Travis Shaw MIL 3B
69 Adam Jones BAL OF
70 Kyle Seager SEA 3B
71 Didi Gregorius NYY SS
72 Manuel Margot SD OF
73 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
74 Matt Carpenter STL 1B
75 Matt Olson OAK 1B
76 Ryan Braun MIL OF
77 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B
78 Javier Baez CHC SS/2B
79 Eduardo Nunez BOS 2B/3B/OF
80 Justin Smoak TOR 1B
81 Eddie Rosario MIN OF
82 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B
83 Marwin Gonzalez HOU SS/1B/2B/OF
84 Gregory Polanco PIT OF
85 Adam Eaton WAS OF
86 Nomar Mazara TEX OF
87 Jay Bruce NYM OF
88 Brett Gardner NYY OF
89 Ian Happ CHC 2B/OF
90 Evan Gattis HOU C
91 Chris Taylor LAD 2B/OF
92 Adam Duvall CIN OF
93 Ozzie Albies ATL OF
94 Josh Bell PIT 2B
95 Jake Lamb ARI 3B
96 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B
97 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF
98 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF
99 Justin Bour MIA 1B
100 Yoan Moncada CHW 2B


Just missed:

101 Evan Longoria SF 3B
102 Delino DeShields TEX OF
103 Yadier Molina STL C
104 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B
105 Salvador Perez KC C
106 Michael Conforto NYM OF
107 Justin Turner LAD 3B


There you have it! Top 100 hitters for week 1 of the most wonderful time of the year!

I want to hear your thoughts on why your favorite player isn’t ranked higher?! Why Matt Davidson didn’t make my top 100?! Wtf does “umbrage” mean?!

Leave ALL the comments!