Draft Review and Rankings 2018


It’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack…

As always, I want to make it very clear that there is no science or metrics (or legitimacy) to these rankings. It is completely subjective and based on my opinions toward players, their value, their abilities, and where/when you drafted them in relation to my perceived views of value elsewhere in the draft.

Just because I ranked you near the bottom doesn’t mean you won’t/can’t win this thing.

I’ve had a lot of people take these things personally over the years and that’s just silly pants, don’t be silly pants. It’s all opinion.

That having been said, there are a few rules I tried to stick to when doing the rankings.

I tried to avoid using any players you’ve acquired since the draft and – aside from occasional mentions – I tried to avoid factoring your keepers into your team strength. I really wanted to focus on JUST the draft itself. Obviously, as I re-read this, I screwed up given that this was written over a course of many days. Some of your rankings will include more references to keepers than others. This is an imperfect science.

As always, I’d love some feedback – love it, hate it, wish I’d die in a chemical fire – hit me with it.

Alrighty, enough of me rambling, let’s do this thing, without any further ado; here is the 2018 Draft Review and Rankings…

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2018 Draft Rankings


2018 SLB Draft Rankings

Rank Fantasy Pros Rank Salmon Kings Rank Commish Gut Rank
1 Genies in a Bottle The Groundhogs cracker jack
2 Captain Jack SL Disappointments Genies in a Bottle
3 cracker jack Genies in a Bottle Salmon Kings
4 The Groundhogs Salmon Kings High Cheese
5 ZIMA cracker jack money grubbers
6 money grubbers money grubbers ZIMA
7 High Cheese Dome Dog Captain Jack
8 38 MPH Heaters Captain Jack The Groundhogs
9 Dome Dog 38 MPH Heaters SL Disappointments
10 Radioactive Rush ZIMA Dome Dog
11 Salmon Kings High Cheese 38 MPH Heaters
12 SeaBass v.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Radioactive Rush Radioactive Rush
13 SL Disappointments InSaNeAuDiO SeaBass v.¯\_(ツ)_/¯
14 InSaNeAuDiO SeaBass v.¯\_(ツ)_/¯ InSaNeAuDiO

Official 2018 Keepers

This page will be updated when keepers are either made public by an owner or after the deadline when all keepers need to be submitted to the commissioner.

The deadline is 5pm (Central) on Saturday, March 10th.

*Note: Remember that a rule was enacted in 2016, via Commissioner Decree, regarding teams who miss the deadline for keeper submission. Any team that doesn’t submit their keepers by the deadline, will be assigned the highest ranking pitcher and position player on their roster according to Yahoo’s preseason rankings. The third keeper will be determined by the next highest preseason ranking, regardless of the player’s position.


Official Keepers:
Aaron Judge (NYY-OF)
Andrew Benintendi (BOS-OF)
Clayton Kershaw (LAD–SP)

Draft Priority: 1

radioactiverush001Radioactive Rush

Official Keepers:
Paul Goldschmidt (ARI–1B)
Jose Ramirez (CLE-2B/3B)
Robbie Ray (ARI-SP)

Draft Priority: 2

dome_dog_logoDome Dog

Official Keepers:
Corey Seager (LAD–SS)
Cody Bellinger (LAD-1B/OF)
Jacob deGrom (NYM–SP)

Draft Priority: 3

seabass001Sea Bass v13.0

Official Keepers:
Kris Bryant (CHC–3B/OF)
Kyle Schwarber (CHC-OF)
Noah Syndergaard (NYM–SP)

Draft Priority: 4

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Official Keepers:
Manny Machado (BAL-3B)
Trea Turner (WAS-SS)
José Berríos (MIN-SP)

Draft Priority: 5

SLDSL Disappointments

Official Keepers:
Gary Sanchez (NYY-C)
Miguel Sano (MIN-3B)
Chris Archer (TB-SP)

Draft Priority: 6

38mph00138 MPH Heaters

Official Keepers:
Carlos Correa (HOU-SS)
Jose Altuve (HOU–2B)
Madison Bumgarner (SF–SP)

Draft Priority: 7


Official Keepers:
Miguel Cabrera (DET–1B)
Jake Lamb (ARI-3B)
Johnny Cueto (SF-SP)

Draft Priority: 8

Salmon Kingssalmonkings003

Official Keepers:
Mike Trout (LAA–OF)
Jonathan Schoop (BAL-2B)
Aaron Nola (PHI-SP)

Draft Priority: 9

Genies in a Bottlegenies2016

Official Keepers:
Mookie Betts (BOS–OF)
George Springer (HOU-OF)
Corey Kluber (CLE–SP)

Draft Priority: 10

cheese-high-final001High Cheese

Official Keepers:
Freddie Freeman (ATL–1B/3B)
Anthony Rizzo (CHC–1B/2B)
Luis Severino (NYY-SP)

Draft Priority: 11

Mr. Magoo, co-created by animation legend John Hubley. Mr. Magoomoney grubbers

Official Keepers:
Nolan Arenado (COL–3B)
Giancarlo Stanton (NYY-OF)
Chris Sale (BOS–SP)

Draft Priority: 12

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Official Keepers:
Joey Votto (CIN–1B)
Charlie Blackmon (COL-OF)
Max Scherzer (WAS–SP)

Draft Priority: 13

Jack Sparow Flag-01Captain Jack

Official Keepers:
Bryce Harper (WAS–OF)
Josh Donaldson (TOR-3B)
Stephen Strasburg (WAS-SP)

Draft Priority: 14