Top 100 Keeper Values for 2017

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What's up RotoBallers. Welcome back to the finale of my series on keeper leagues. Today we'll take a look at the final product, the top 100 Keeper Values, after analyzing each tier at every position this offseason.

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft round in order to keep a player into the upcoming season. These rankings are based on Keeper "Values". In the marketing world, Value can be defined as: the extent to which a good or service (player) is perceived by its customer (fantasy owner) to meet his/her needs or wants. For these specific rankings, 12 team, 5x5 scoring, 23 man roster, Rotisserie league settings were used.

If you play in a custom league with non-standard configurations, and are thinking of keeping a player not on this list, or want to compare players on your team, follow me on Twitter @RowdyRotoJB or contact me via the RotoBaller Chat Rooms.

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How My Keeper Valuation Formula Works

The Keeper Values are derived from my 15 step Keeper Valuation Formula. The product is a quanitative depiction of a players ability to meet/exceed fantasy owners needs based on the cost they paid for the player in the previous season (2016 ADP). The higher the score, the higher the return the fantasy owner will receive from the player, keeping him at his associated cost. Approaching Keeper selections with this "value" based attitude, will greatly increase the effectiveness of a fantasy owner's draft in a Keeper League.

TIER SCORE EXPLANATION
1 >75 Finders Keepers! These are the Elite Keeper Values. MUST BE KEPT.
2 50-75 Great Keeper values. Unless you have a full load of Tier 1 players, these guys need to be kept.
3 25-49 You are gaining value with these players, but not as much as your opponents are, potentially. Consider if your options are limited.
4 0-24 Break even point. Minimal value. Only consider if you have a large quantity of Keeper selections.
5 -99-0 Keeping these players will hurt your overall draft, as you are not adding any value. Dont waste a Keeper selection here.
6 <-100 The associated costs make it impossible to return any value. These
players will ruin your draft. Stay far away.

 

Top 100 Keeper Values for 2017

Rank Player Team Position ADP Score Tier
1 Trea Turner WAS 2B, OF 23 108.01 1
2 Wil Myers SDP 1B, OF 20 101.7 1
3 Mookie Betts BOS OF 3 100.54 1
4 Trevor Story COL SS 20 99.94 1
5 Jonathan Villar MIL SS, 3B 23 99.49 1
6 Kris Bryant CHC 3B, OF 2 98.55 1
7 Mike Trout LAA OF 1 97.04 1
8 Gary Sanchez NYY C 23 94.23 1
9 Daniel Murphy WAS 1B, 2B 13 93.21 1
10 Corey Seager LAD SS 6 86.32 1
11 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP 23 81.27 1
12 Jean Segura ARI 2B, SS 17 80.41 1
13 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 23 77.45 1
14 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B, OF 23 77.14 1
15 Yu Darvish TEX SP 13 76.16 1
16 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 7 75.66 1
17 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 5 75.48 1
18 Christian Yelich MIA OF 10 73.94 2
19 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1 73.55 2
20 Odubel Herrera PHI OF 23 73.35 2
21 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 23 72.53 2
22 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 11 71.35 2
23 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP 17 71.04 2
24 Charlie Blackmon COL OF 3 70.9 2
25 Francisco Lindor CLE SS 6 70.69 2
26 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP 5 70.49 2
27 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 1 70.33 2
28 Justin Verlander DET SP 10 70.21 2
29 Aledmys Diaz STL SS 23 68.91 2
30 Michael Fulmer DET SP 23 67.59 2
31 David Dahl COL OF 23 66.71 2
32 Willson Contreras CHC C, OF 23 66.413 2
33 Jackie Bradley BOS OF 23 66.411 2
34 Justin Turner LAD 3B 18 66.08 2
35 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 18 65.79 2
36 Danny Duffy KC SP 23 65.3 2
37 Rick Porcello BOS SP 23 64.28 2
38 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF 23 62.65 2
39 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 6 62.42 2
40 Ian Desmond COL OF 10 62.08 2
41 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 4 60.9 2
42 Khris Davis OAK OF 16 60.78 2
43 Rich Hill LAD SP 23 60.56 2
44 Nelson Cruz SEA OF 4 58.55 2
45 Ryan Braun MIL OF 5 57.75 2
46 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 1 56.86 2
47 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 2 56.66 2
48 Dansby Swanson ATL SS 23 56.37 2
49 Julio Urias LAD SP 23 55.92 2
50 D.J. LeMahieu COL 2B 12 54.29 2
51 Jose Peraza CIN 2B, SS, OF 23 54.26 2
52 Joey Votto CIN 1B 3 54.08 2
53 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 7 53.98 2
54 Jon Gray COL SP 23 52.67 2
55 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 7 51.95 2
56 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 15 50.69 2
57 Mark Trumbo BAL OF 15 50.62 2
58 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C, 1B 9 49.65 3
59 Victor Martinez DET 1B 23 47.44 3
60 Max Scherzer WAS SP 2 45.89 3
61 Gregory Polanco PIT OF 9 45.4 3
62 Tanner Roark WAS SP 23 45.08 3
63 J.T. Realmuto MIA C 19 44.18 3
64 Aaron Nola PHI SP 21 44.179 3
65 Stephen Piscotty STL OF 16 43.23 3
66 Yasmani Grandal LAD C 19 42.43 3
67 Sean Manaea OAK SP 23 41.59 3
68 Evan Longoria TB 3B 10 40.87 3
69 Kenta Maeda LAD SP 15 39.95 3
70 Marcus Semien OAK SS 21 39.91 3
71 Adam Duvall CIN OF 23 39.26 3
72 Starling Marte PIT OF 3 39.08 3
73 Jose Quintana CWS SP 12 39.46 3
74 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 1 38.07 3
75 J.A. Happ TOR SP 23 37.99 3
76 Javier Baez CHC 2B, 3B, SS 23 37.71 3
77 Brad Miller TB 1B, SS 23 36.41 3
78 James Paxton SEA SP 23 36.18 3
79 Kevin Gausman BAL SP 22 35.44 3
80 Greg Bird NYY 1B 23 35.35 3
81 Dexter Fowler STL OF 16 35 3
82 Johnny Cueto SFG SP 6 34.14 3
83 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP 10 34.12 3
84 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF 22 33.55 3
85 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 8 32.7 3
86 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 7 32.37 3
87 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 19 31.99 3
88 Jon Lester CHC SP 6 31.69 3
89 Eduardo Nunez SFG 3B, SS 23 31.685 3
90 Kendrys Morales TOR 1B, OF 23 31.04 3
91 Julio Teheran ATL SP 15 29.99 3
92 Jameson Taillon PIT SP 23 29.98 3
93 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP 23 28.68 3
94 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 7 28.3 3
95 Ben Zobrist CHC 2B, OF 12 27.66 3
96 Anthony DeSclafani CIN SP 23 27.02 3
97 Devon Travis TOR 2B 23 26.76 3
98 Evan Gattis HOU C 19 26.74 3
99 Domingo Santana MIL OF 23 26.47 3
100 Robbie Ray ARI SP 23 26.41 3

 

 

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First Base Rankings: Tier 1

First Base Rankings: Tier 2

First Base Rankings: Tiers 3-4

Second Base Rankings: Tier 1

Second Base Rankings: Tier 2

Second Base Rankings: Tier 3

Third Base Rankings: Tier 1

Third Base Rankings: Tier 2

Third Base Rankings: Tier 3

Shortstop Rankings: Tier 1

Shortstop Rankings: Tier 2

Outfield Rankings: Tier 1

Outfield Rankings: Tier 2

Starting Pitchers: Tier 2