KEY 2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings  - Preseason

You’ve found the heart of the Draft Guide – the Rankings page. Here is what you need to know. (1) Players are ranked for 10-team, 12-team and 15-team mixed leagues, NL-only & AL-only leagues. (2) Players are listed with dollar values as well. These are the top level price we recommend spending, though all leagues and scenarios differ (based on $260 salary cap). (3) Players are listed with a # for the tier, as well as color coated. Players listed on the same tier are expected to be roughly equivalent in overall value. That doesn’t mean they will produce the same numbers in each category but that their overall value will be similar. (4) You can download the rankings to your device by clicking on the Excel tab. (5) The rankings will be updated daily until the first pitch of the regular season. After that time they will be updated the first day of each month throughout the season.

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Yordano Ventura Headshot

Yordano Ventura died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic on Sunday morning.

The Dominican Republic police have confirmed that Ventura was killed in an auto accident in the early morning hours on Sunday. Ventura was only 25 years old with electric stuff and a bright future.
2 hours ago
Anibal Sanchez Headshot

Anibal Sanchez will get a shot at a starting job in Spring Training.

The Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Sanchez will get a chance to be a starter this spring. Sanchez spent most of his 2016 campaign bouncing from the bullpen to the starting rotation. He had a career-worst 5.87 ERA last season and is in the final year of his contract this season.
2 hours ago
Preston Tucker Headshot

Preston Tucker (shoulder) said he expects to get cleared in February to partake in all baseball activities for the start of spring training.

Tucker received surgery on his right shoulder in September and has yet to take any swings this offseason. He will visit the doctor in February but feels like he is 95 percent healthy. He is expected to be ready to go for spring training which is good since the Astros added some pieces this offseason. More than likely Tucker will begin 2017 in the minors.
2 hours ago
Mike Pelfrey Headshot

Mike Pelfrey will stretch out as a starting candidate in Spring Training.

Pelfrey made 24 appearances (22 starts) for the Tigers in 2016, posting a 5.07 ERA, 1.73 WHIP and 4.2 K/9 across 119.0 innings. Those numbers are nothing to brag about, but apparently the team will give him another shot to earn a spot in the rotation going into 2017. Pelfrey's scheduled $8M paycheck for the year could have something to do with that.
3 hours ago
Drew Pomeranz Headshot

Drew Pomeranz said Saturday that he had an injection of stem cells into his elbow.

Pomeranz dealt with some elbow soreness in the latter stages of the 2016 season, but the issue has not required surgery to repair, at least not yet. Coming off the best overall season of his career, the 28-year-old lefty is expected to slot into the Boston rotation behind Chris Sale, David Price and Cy Young winner Rick Porcello.
4 hours ago