Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts

Best Ball Infield Values For Fantasy Baseball (2024)

Francisco Lindor - Fantasy Baseball Rankings, MLB DFS Picks, Betting Picks

The fantasy baseball season is right around the corner. While some of you have been drafting for months, others are just returning from football. For either party, best ball formats are an excellent way to get your feet wet and dig deeper into the player pool. Best ball can help you get an early look at where players are being drafted in terms of ADP and where you can find pockets of value. 

One of the best parts of the best ball format is you can draft more teams because after the draft it requires no management at all. Each week, your best lineup is set by the computer, meaning no work on your part. This does change the strategy a bit as you need guaranteed plate appearances and innings, as you can't replace injured players with healthy options on the waiver wire.

It is also important to know your league scoring depending on which site you are playing best ball on. Pay attention to your league settings and scoring format and nearly every website scores differently for best ball. Here’s a list of fantasy baseball draft targets for best ball this season.

Featured Promo: Get your MLB Premium Pass for 50% off the regular price with any full-season pass. Exclusive access to our Draft Kit, Nick Mariano's #1 accuracy rankings, Ariel Cohen's #1 accuracy ATC projections, customized advice in the Team Sync platform, Live Draft Assistant, 15 in-season lineup tools, customized rankings and much more! Go Premium, Win More!


Fantasy Baseball Best Ball Infield Values

For this article, we are going to focus on Fantrax best ball scoring, as it is one of the more popular platforms to play on. The table below shows you how it is scored.

Scoring Group Category Points
H H 1
H HR 3
H R 1
H SB 3
H BB 1
P ER -1.5
P IP 1.5
P QS 3
P SV 6
P K 1.5
P W 3
P H+BB -0.5

*ADP is reflective of Fantrax


Francisco Lindor - SS, New York Mets

ADP: 29.98

Lindor had a career season in 2023, mashing 31 home runs and stealing 31 bases while posting a .254/.336/.470 slash. Given the Fantrax scoring system, where home runs and stolen bases are the most valuable assets, Lindor excelled, posting 611 points and finishing as the 11th-best hitter.

Even with natural regression and most projection system projections around 28 home runs and 21 stolen bases, Lindor projects for nearly 600 points, which would put him near the 10th-best hitter in Fantrax scoring.

Lindor's ADP sits near 30 overall and could be a great pick in best ball leagues as a set-it-and-forget-it type player.

Matt McLain - SS, Cincinnati Reds

ADP: 73.82

Despite only getting 365 at-bats at the MLB level in 2023, McLain still racked up 342 points in Fantrax best ball scoring thanks to his 16 home runs and 14 stolen bases while also getting on base at a .357 clip. Between Triple-A and the majors last year, McLain hit 28 home runs and stole 24 bases. If we regress that a bit and project him for 22-25 home runs with 20 stolen bases, all while getting on base at a high clip, McLain becomes an incredible value.

Currently projecting for over 500 points, McLain would sit as a near top-30 hitter and is being drafted after pick 70. If you do not get a shortstop early in your best ball, McLain is a strong target.


Spencer Steer - 1B, Cincinnati Reds

ADP: 125

Steer, who happens to be McLain's teammate, is another strong buy in best ball leagues. His 2023 season seems like it flew under the radar amid all the talent that was called up to Cincinnati last year. But Steer hit 23 home runs while stealing 15 bases and a .271/.356/.464 slash line.

Having strong plate discipline skills, Steer plays up in an OBP format, and while the underlying power metrics are underwhelming, his bat plays up well in Great American Ball Park.

Last season, Steer accumulated 500 points in best ball formats, finishing as the 38th-best hitter, and it seems reasonable to think he could repeat his strong season at a minimum and potentially even improve. With his ADP near 125, Steer is one of the best buys at first base in a best ball format.


Edouard Julien - 2B, Minnesota Twins

ADP: 198

There have been jokes about Julien's lack of swings and even the fact that he was taking pitches in the Arizona Fall League Home Run Derby. While the skill set may not play the best in a standard 5x5 league, it does allow Julien to play up in a best ball format.

Last season, he accumulated just 338 at-bats at the MLB level, hitting 16 home runs but walking 64 times, allowing his OBP to play up to .381. He scored 307 points in Fantrax best ball leagues. With full-time at-bats in 2024, there seems like a strong chance that he could reach 450-500 points. This is all while being drafted near pick 200. If you like Julien and the potential in best ball leagues, just wait on the second base position and be sure to grab Julien a round or two earlier than ADP and profit.


Yandy Diaz - 1B, Tampa Bay Rays

ADP: 120

Diaz had a career season in 2023, hitting .330 with a .410 OBP and 22 home runs. As a hitter who has been known to pound the ball into the ground, Diaz went through stretches where he was lifting the ball, and it showed in his home run total as he eclipsed his career high by nine and bested his 2023 home run total by 13.

Hitting for power and getting on base is a recipe for success in best ball leagues, and that is what Diaz does. He finished last season as the 51st-best hitter in best ball leagues, scoring 477 points, and could primed for a similar season in 2024. His ADP of 120 makes him a great buy at the first base position.

Yandy Diaz rolling ground ball rates and wRC+

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy baseball app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, sleepers, prospects & more. All free!

More Fantasy Baseball Advice


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Draft Rankings
Draft Simulator
Enter League Settings
Player Comparisons
Rookies & Call-Ups
24x7 News and Alerts


Nathan MacKinnon18 mins ago

Continues Home Scoring Tear With Four-Point Effort
Justus Annunen23 mins ago

Produces Second Consecutive Shutout
David Pastrnak30 mins ago

Records Hat Trick Of Assists
Alexander Nylander42 mins ago

Nets Hat Trick In Win Over Vegas
Jack Eichel51 mins ago

Quiet In Comeback Game
Vince Dunn56 mins ago

Exits Monday's Game With Undisclosed Injury
Dylan Larkin1 hour ago

Ruled Out For Two Weeks
Josh Okogie1 hour ago

Unavailable On Tuesday
Nassir Little1 hour ago

Will Continue To Sit On Tuesday
Maxi Kleber2 hours ago

Questionable For Tuesday's Game
Jimmy Butler2 hours ago

Week 19 Contenders and Pretenders: 2024 NBA Season
Derrick Jones2 hours ago

Jr. On The Injury Report With Shoulder Issue
Filip Forsberg2 hours ago

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks (3/5/24): Today's Top NHL DFS Lineups
Aaron Nesmith2 hours ago

Listed As Questionable Versus Dallas
Quentin Grimes2 hours ago

Doubtful For Tuesday's Game
Nick Richards2 hours ago

Could Sit Out Another Game On Tuesday
Markelle Fultz10 hours ago

Questionable Versus Hornets Tuesday
PGA10 hours ago

Stephen Jaeger Misses First Cut In 2024
Anthony Davis11 hours ago

Available Monday
LeBron James11 hours ago

Cleared For Monday Against Oklahoma City
Shane Lowry11 hours ago

Falls Short At Cognizant Classic
Seth Curry11 hours ago

Slated To Miss Tuesday's Game Against Orlando
Si Woo Kim12 hours ago

Off To Hot Start
Russell Henley12 hours ago

Playing Well Heading To Bay Bill
Tyler Toffoli12 hours ago

Premium: NHL DFS Picks, Stacks, Goalies Analysis for March 5, 2024 (Premium Content)
NHL12 hours ago

NHL DFS Picks and Heat Map (Premium Content) - March 5, 2024
Cody Martin12 hours ago

Won't Play Tuesday Versus Orlando
Luka Doncic13 hours ago

Questionable Again For Tuesday
Hideki Matsuyama13 hours ago

Returns To Action
Jusuf Nurkic13 hours ago

Back On The Injury Report
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope13 hours ago

Set To Return On Tuesday
Alex Caruso13 hours ago

Will Play On Monday
De'Aaron Fox13 hours ago

Available Versus Bulls
Isaac Okoro13 hours ago

Iffy For Tuesday
J.J. McCarthy13 hours ago

A Top-10 Pick?
Kenny Pickett14 hours ago

Could Get Another Shot As Starting QB
Carolina Panthers14 hours ago

Panthers Expected To Trade Or Release Donte Jackson
Miami Dolphins14 hours ago

Dolphins Won't Franchise Tag Christian Wilkins
Dak Prescott14 hours ago

"Confident" In A New Deal
Cedric Mullins15 hours ago

' Injury Isn't Serious
Sonny Gray15 hours ago

Heading For MRI Exam
Patrick Reed16 hours ago

DraftKings PGA DFS Lineup Picks - The Arnold Palmer Invitational With Scottie Scheffler, Viktor Hovland, Ludvig Aberg, and More Golf Advice (2024)
Rickie Fowler16 hours ago

2024 Cognizant Classic: PGA Tour Prize Money Payouts, One-And-Done Results
Joe Burrow17 hours ago

Expects To Be Fully Cleared In May
Russell Wilson17 hours ago

Broncos Inform Russell Wilson Of Release
Kansas City Chiefs18 hours ago

Chiefs Officially Place Franchise Tag On L'Jarius Sneed
Ricky Tiedemann19 hours ago

Faces Hitters Sunday
Sonny Gray19 hours ago

Exits With Hamstring Tightness Monday
Cedric Mullins19 hours ago

Exits With Hamstring Discomfort
Philadelphia Eagles19 hours ago

Jason Kelce Officially Retires
Kirk Cousins20 hours ago

Commanders An Option For Kirk Cousins?
Kendrick Bourne20 hours ago

Patriots Make Offer To Kendrick Bourne
Mike Evans20 hours ago

Buccaneers Sign Mike Evans To Two-Year Extension
PGA20 hours ago

TeeOffSports' PGA DFS Rankings Wizard Model - The Arnold Palmer Invitational (Premium Content)
John Daly20 hours ago

2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational - Bay Hill Course Preview and Breakdown
Jose Quintana21 hours ago

Looks Like Opening Day Starter
Matt McLain21 hours ago

Could Make Spring Debut This Week
Jairzinho Rozenstruik21 hours ago

Returns To Win Column
Shamil Gaziev21 hours ago

Takes TKO Loss Saturday
Bekzat Almakhan21 hours ago

Suffers Unanimous-Decision Loss In UFC Debut
Matt Schnell21 hours ago

Suffers Knockout Loss At UFC Vegas 87
Tommy Edman21 hours ago

Growing Concern About Tommy Edman
David Bednar22 hours ago

Hopes To Be Back Soon
Steve Erceg22 hours ago

Scores Second-Round Knockout Win At UFC Vegas 87
Gunnar Henderson22 hours ago

Will Make Spring Debut Monday
James van Riemsdyk23 hours ago

DraftKings, FanDuel Daily Fantasy Hockey Picks (3/4/24): NHL DFS Lineups
Kirill Kaprizov23 hours ago

Scores Third Hat Trick Of Season
Ross Chastain23 hours ago

Earns Fourth Top-Five Finish In Last Five Trips To Vegas
Scott Laughton23 hours ago

NHL Waiver Wire Adds: 03/04 to 03/10
Filip Hronek23 hours ago

Reaches 40-Assist Mark In Sunday's Win
Vladislav Namestnikov23 hours ago

Collects Two Points In Top-Six Role
Martin Truex Jr23 hours ago

. Collects His Seventh Consecutive Las Vegas Top 10 Finish
Tyler Reddick23 hours ago

Falls Short Of Vegas Victory Despite Great Run
Kevin Gausman23 hours ago

Dealing With Shoulder Fatigue
William Byron23 hours ago

Despite Car Overheating, William Byron Finishes In Top 10
Phillip Danault24 hours ago

Fires In His Second Hat Trick
Zack Wheeler24 hours ago

Signs Big Extension
Dylan Guenther24 hours ago

Notches Career-High Three Points Sunday
Leon Draisaitl24 hours ago

Picks Up Three Assists In Sunday's Win
Kyle Larson1 day ago

Dominates Again at Las Vegas
NASCAR1 day ago

Pit Problems Ruin Bubba Wallace's Day at Las Vegas
Carson Hocevar1 day ago

Fights Through Adversity for 15th at Las Vegas
Corey Lajoie1 day ago

Makes Statement at Las Vegas Despite Poor Finish
Noah Gragson1 day ago

Shines at Las Vegas, Posts Career-Best Finish
Bryson DeChambeau1 day ago

Scouting the Routing: 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Ty Gibbs1 day ago

Circles Back For Fifth In Vegas
Ryan Blaney1 day ago

Settles For Third In Las Vegas
Joey Logano1 day ago

Uninspiring Run Proves Ford Speed Deficit
Denny Hamlin1 day ago

Recovers from Subpar Qualifying Run at Las Vegas
NHL2 days ago

NHL DFS Picks and Heat Map (Premium Content) - March 4, 2024
Jordan Spieth2 days ago

Horse For The Course: PGA DFS Course History - 2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational
Corey Conners2 days ago

2024 Arnold Palmer Invitational Power Rankings: Top 10 Golfers To Watch At Bay Hill
Kent Johnson2 days ago

Ruled Out For Rest Of Season
Evgeny Kuznetsov2 days ago

Assigned To AHL After Clearing Waivers
Tampa Bay Buccaneers2 days ago

Antoine Winfield Jr. Expected To Receive Franchise Tag
Dak Prescott2 days ago

Not A Lock To Receive Extension From Cowboys?
Baker Mayfield2 days ago

Patriots Could Be In Play For Baker Mayfield
Kirk Cousins2 days ago

Not Willing To Give Vikings A Discount?
Nick Lodolo2 days ago

To See Specialist On Monday
Alex Verdugo2 days ago

Scratched With Leg Contusion
Justin Verlander2 days ago

Throws Bullpen Session
Gunnar Henderson2 days ago

Expected To Play In Spring Game Monday
Josh Jung2 days ago

Doing "Baseball Activities"
Ronald Acuña Jr.2 days ago

Braves GM “Highly Confident” Ronald Acuna Jr. Will Be Ready
Kyle Larson2 days ago

the Heavy Favorite to Win at Las Vegas
William Byron2 days ago

Super Fast Once Again at Las Vegas
Kyle Busch2 days ago

Has High DFS Upside and Great Track Record at Las Vegas
Martin Truex Jr2 days ago

. A Good DFS Pivot Pick at Las Vegas
Joey Logano2 days ago

Wins Pole at Las Vegas But Has Speed Concerns
Ross Chastain2 days ago

Starts Mid-Pack at Las Vegas But Can Contend
Ryan Blaney2 days ago

Starts 15th, Has Top-10 Potential at Las Vegas
Brad Keselowski2 days ago

Lacks Speed But Has Great Las Vegas Record
Matt McLain2 days ago

Set To Have Live At-Bats
Max Scherzer2 days ago

Could Return In June
John Huh3 days ago

PGA DFS Picks- Round 4 Showdown For 2024 Cognizant Classic
Umar Nurmagomedov3 days ago

Overcomes Adversity At UFC Vegas 87
Muhammad Mokaev3 days ago

Gets Decision Win At UFC Vegas 87
Alex Perez3 days ago

Falls Short In Return
Tyson Pedro3 days ago

Retires After UFC Vegas 87 Loss
PGA3 days ago

In-Tournament PGA Model - Round 4 Picks for The Cognizant Classic (Premium Content)
Vitor Petrino3 days ago

Remains Undefeated
Eury Pérez3 days ago

Eury Perez Suffers Broken Nail Saturday
Justin Fields3 days ago

Raiders In Play For Justin Fields
Kirk Cousins3 days ago

Falcons Interested In Kirk Cousins
San Francisco 49ers3 days ago

Nick Sorensen To Become New 49ers Defensive Coordinator
Dallas Cowboys3 days ago

Tyron Smith Unlikely To Return To Cowboys
Jayden Daniels3 days ago

Malik Nabers Won't Measure At Combine
Chris Kirk3 days ago

Round 3 PGA DFS Showdown Slate Picks - 2024 Cognizant Classic
PGA4 days ago

In-Tournament PGA Model - Round 3 Picks for The Cognizant Classic (Premium Content)
Shamil Gaziev4 days ago

Looks To Remain Undefeated
Jairzinho Rozenstruik4 days ago

In Dire Need Of Victory
Bekzat Almakhan4 days ago

Set For UFC Debut
Matt Schnell4 days ago

Looks To Get Back In Win Column
Steve Erceg4 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Vegas 87
Chris Kirk4 days ago

Round 2 PGA DFS Showdown Slate Picks - 2024 Cognizant Classic
Jake Knapp5 days ago

In-Tournament PGA Model - Round 2 Picks For The Cognizant Classic (Premium Content)
Umar Nurmagomedov5 days ago

Takes On Newcomer At UFC Vegas 87
Muhammad Mokaev5 days ago

Puts Undefeated Record On The Line At UFC Vegas 87
Alex Perez5 days ago

Finally Ends Layoff At UFC Vegas 87
Tyson Pedro5 days ago

Set For 11th UFC Appearance
Vitor Petrino5 days ago

A Big Favorite At UFC Vegas 87
Hayden Buckley6 days ago

RotoBaller PGA: One And Done Staff Picks - The Cognizant Classic in The Palm Beaches
Doug Ghim6 days ago

Is On An Impressive Run To Start The Florida Swing
Maverick McNealy6 days ago

Is An Intriguing Play At PGA National