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We here at Baseball America are excited to begin our first full offseason of dynasty baseball rankings. Over the next two months, our team will rank the best players at all nine positions before combining into an overall ranking.
Today we begin with the top 50 players for 2024 dynasty baseball. It’s important to note that these rankings are not measuring 2023 value or projected 2024 value. Conversely, these rankings look at a three-to-five-year window and look to balance a variety of scoring types.
Within each writeup we make reference to players who might be worth moving up in your rankings if you’re in an OBP or points style scoring format. All 2023 rankings referenced within these rankings are based on Razzball’s player rater, a free tool that measures each player’s fantasy value per season.
In closing, this was the handwork of the entire team at Baseball America but was curated by Geoff Pontes and Dylan White.
1. Ronald Acuna Jr., OF — The reigning NL MVP is fresh off hitting 41 home runs and stealing 73 bases in 2023. He’s still just 26 years old in 2024 and is at the forefront of an elite group of players with power-speed combinations at the top.
2. Julio Rodriguez, OF — At age 22, Rodriguez produced his first 30 home run and 30 stolen base season while scoring 102 runs and driving in 103 RBIs. He is a slam dunk top-three pick in all dynasty formats.
3. Corbin Carroll, OF — The NL Rookie of the Year and Baseball America’s Rookie of the Year led the D-Backs to the World Series and is fresh off a rookie season where he hit .285/.362/.506 with 25 home runs and 54 stolen bases. Carroll is blessed with an outlier combination of plate skills, power and speed.
4. Fernando Tatis Jr., OF — Despite missing all of 2022 and the beginning of 2023 with a wrist injury and an 80-game PED suspension, Tatis returned to his classic form hitting 25 home runs and stealing 29 bases. His overall slashline numbers were down but his strikeout rate was the lowest of his career.
5. Bobby Witt Jr., SS — After a strong rookie campaign in 2022, Witt took it to another level in 2023 hitting 30 home runs with 49 stolen bases and a .276 batting average. Witt takes a slight hit in OBP leagues due to his low walk rate, but is still a slam dunk top 5-10 pick in all formats.
6. Kyle Tucker, OF — Tucker is heading into his age-27 season in 2024. He came up one homer…