Last year, we waited to find out when (and if) the opening day would take place. This year there doesn’t seem to be any confusion (knock on wood), which means every fantasy baseball owner will be looking for a 2021 fantasy baseball cheat sheet. Because many fantasy owners ” chose not to participate “in last year’s abridged season, they may have forgotten their usual March routine, but we’re here to get you back on track. Our cheat sheet is filled with rankings and levels, auction values, auction advice, snake project strategy tips, sleepers and escapes for each position, best prospect lists, a simulated draft simulator, spring training player updates, the best fantastic team names, and more. Yeah – now you remember what a real draft kit is, eh?
The opening day is set for Thursday April 1, but we will continue to update the links below leading to the first pitch. Check back often for new articles and be sure to bookmark this page for easy access during your draft.
Fantasy Baseball Ranking 2021, Levels Cheat Sheet
Top 300: Juan Soto is No 1, Jorge Alfaro is No 300 and there are 297 other guys in between. (Yes, 297 – Shohei Ohtani is there twice.)
Catch: We really like the receiver eligible players who might not play the receiver. In fact, we have two in our top 12.
First base: Homers are easy to find; mean and flies … not so much.
Second base: If you play on Yahoo, literally each 2B is eligible for another position. Well, not literally “literally” … but close!
Third base: We were all worried that Manny Machado would move to San Diego, and he always raked. Are we making the same mistake with Nolan Arenado?
Short stop: Welcome to the SS ranking, Eugenio Suarez!
External field: It was more fun when Eloy Jimenez was in them. They’re still pretty good, however.
Starting launcher: We’ll be shocked if the end-of-season SP rankings aren’t exactly the same our pre-season rankings. They are perfect.
Emergency pitcher: Two guys from the same team in the top 11? Why not? This position hardly exists anymore.
2021 Fantasy Baseball Auction Values
Dollar projections for each position: It is good to study them before your auction so that you know exactly how much you have outbid Ke’Bryan Hayes.
Fantasy 2021 Baseball Sleepers
30 teams, 30 sleepers: You will never believe who we have chosen for the national championships! (Sorry, shameless tip for you to read it all the way. Thanks for the pageviews!)
Catch: There are actually some potential bases stolen on this list. Seriously.
First base: Prediction: One of these guys will have six home runs by the end of April.
Second base: Speedsters, sluggers, a bit of both – there’s something for everyone.
Third base: 3B is stacked so we had to dig deep here. Maybe too deep.
Short stop: The lesson after reading this: Don’t rely on a shortstop sleeper.
External field: This roster is mostly made up of young men, but we’re bringing in an injury-prone veteran you probably remember.
Launcher: What would a sleeper list be without multiple Cleveland pitchers?
2021 Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies
Snake pulling tips: How many SPs should you write in the first five rounds? Here’s a compelling case to get at least two.
SMART system: Discover a foolproof system for dominating any fantasy league, with semi-relevant movie credentials.
Advice on draft auctions: Wondering how to budget your auction dollars? Don’t ask me anymore.
Ranking of the top 2021 MLB prospects, sleepers
Top 50: Whether you are in a Guardian, Dynasty, or Rework League, you need to familiarize yourself with these rookies.
Top Rookie Hitters: Find out which rookie hitters deserve to be targeted in drafts or to add to your waiver watchlists.
Best rookie pitchers: You just know that at least a few of these pitchers will be go-to players by mid-summer.
Fantasy Baseball Simulation Project
Fancy project simulator for pros: Simulate all possible scenarios and strategies in minutes! Yes, even the highly unlikely possibility of “Christian Walker first overall”.
Fantasy Baseball Auction Project Strategy
Advice on draft auctions: Get detailed tips on how to spread your dollars and dominate your auction!
Fantasy Baseball Spring Player Updates
Spring Training Updates: Find links to the constantly updated spring hitting and pitching blogs from Fantasy Alarm.
Top Fantastic Baseball Team Names
Top Fantastic Baseball Team Names: The “Bichette’s Creek” cover image is reason enough to click this link, but “This Is Lowe We Do It” and “Player Hader’s Ball” really tie it all together.