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2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Top 150 Overall


In case you missed it, all preseason long I've been breaking down the top Keeper Values at each position. To get insight on any individual position, simply choose here: First BaseSecond Base, Third Base, Shortstop, Catcher, Outfield, Starting Pitcher, and Relief Pitchers. Now, for your convenience, here are the Top 150 Overall Keeper Values for 2020.

Keeper Value Rankings are intended for Keeper Leagues in which a fantasy owner must forfeit a designated draft pick 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. The Keeper Values are derived from my Keeper Valuation Formula which accounts for age, player cost (ADP), remaining player pool, past performance, future projections, missed playing time, and even position scarcity.

The product is a quantitative depiction of a player's ability to meet/exceed fantasy owners' needs based on the cost they paid for the player in the previous season (2019 ADP) and will subsequently pay for in the current season's draft (2020). The higher the score, the higher the return the fantasy owner will receive from the player keeping him at their 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. Whereas the main purpose of the Keeper Value Formula is for customization based on specific leagues and keeper costs, I create these yearly rankings with standard 12 team league data, 2019 ADP, and 23rd Round cost for UDFA just as a baseline to help managers get an idea of their options. Let's see which relief pitchers are worth holding this year.

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JB's Keeper Value System

TIER SCORE DESCRIPTION
1 >100 Finders Keepers! These are the Elite Keeper Values. MUST BE KEPT at all costs.
2 75-99 Great Keeper values. Unless you have a full load of Tier 1 players, these guys need to be kept.
3 50-74 You are gaining good value with these players. A majority of good keepers options tend to fall into this category.
4 25-49 Minimal value. The value exists, but not as much as your opponents are likely receiving with their selections. Consider if your options are limited.
5 0-24 Break-even point. Keeping these players will likely hurt your overall draft, as you are not adding enough value.
6 <0 The associated costs make it impossible to return any value, these players will ruin your draft. Stay far away.

Feel free to reach out to me on Twitter @RowdyRotoJB to check out your specific league's values.

 

2020 Keeper Value Rankings - Top 150 Overall

RANK TIER PLAYER ADP (ROUND) SCORE
1 1 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B, OF 4 112.08
2 1 Pete Alonso NYM 1B 20 108.11
3 1 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF 23 106.44
4 1 Fernando Tatis Jr SDP SS 22 105.44
5 1 Ronald Acuna ATL OF 1 104.27
6 1 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 12 104.05
7 2 Shane Bieber CLE SP 13 98.95
8 2 Ketel Marte ARI 2B, SS, OF 21 96.92
9 2 Austin Meadows TBR OF 18 95.66
10 2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP 3 90.82
11 2 Keston Hiura MIL 2B 23 90.82
12 2 Lucas Giolito CWS SP 23 90.29
13 2 Chris Paddack SDP SP 20 86.52
14 2 Mike Trout LAA OF 1 83.94
15 2 Jorge Soler KCR OF 23 83.20
16 2 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B, 2B, 3B 19 82.85
17 2 Christian Yelich MIL OF 1 82.25
18 2 Juan Soto WAS OF 3 81.81
19 2 Luis Castillo CIN SP 11 77.80
20 2 Josh Bell PIT 1B 21 77.32
21 2 Luis Robert CWS OF 23 76.90
22 2 Trey Mancini BAL 1B, OF 23 76.86
23 2 Jack Flaherty STL SP 5 75.83
24 3 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B, 3B, OF 23 72.64
25 3 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP 23 72.58
26 3 Mike Soroka ATL SP 23 72.53
27 3 Shohei Ohtani LAA SP/DH 15 70.86
28 3 Marcus Semien OAK SS 19 70.66
29 3 Ramon Laureano OAK OF 19 70.54
30 3 Trevor Story COL SS 2 70.13
31 3 Miguel Sano MIN 1B, 3B 23 70.05
32 3 Bo Bichette TOR SS 23 67.93
33 3 Tyler Glasnow TBR SP 14 66.89
34 3 Liam Hendricks OAK RP 23 66.82
35 3 Walker Buehler LAD SP 4 66.81
36 3 Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 4 65.96
37 3 Yoan Moncada CWS 2B, 3B 14 65.62
38 3 Danny Santana TEX 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF 23 65.58
39 3 Frankie Montas OAK SP 23 64.64
40 3 Lance Lynn TEX SP 23 64.19
41 3 Eloy Jimenez CWS OF 10 63.87
42 3 Josh Hader MIL RP 9 63.83
43 3 Jonathan Villar MIA 2B, SS 8 63.53
44 3 Alex Bregman HOU 3B, SS 2 63.15
45 3 Sonny Gray CIN SP 23 62.68
46 3 Matt Olson OAK 1B 12 62.22
47 3 Gleyber Torres NYY 2B, SS 6 61.76
48 3 Jesus Luzardo OAK SP 22 61.67
49 3 Yu Darvish CHC SP 12 60.95
50 3 Charlie Morton TBR SP 10 60.30
51 3 Max Kepler MIN OF 20 59.80
52 3 Dinelson Lamet SDP SP 23 59.77
53 3 Mookie Betts LAD OF 1 58.79
54 3 Taylor Rogers MIN RP 23 58.00
55 3 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP 5 57.88
56 3 Zac Gallen ARI SP 23 57.87
57 3 Julio Urias LAD SP 23 56.95
58 3 Franmil Reyes CLE OF 20 55.93
59 3 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B, OF 23 55.73
60 3 Max Fried ATL SP 23 54.56
61 3 Oscar Mercado CLE OF 23 54.22
62 3 Justin Verlander HOU SP 2 53.38
63 3 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 2 53.05
64 3 Mitch Garver MIN C 23 51.08
65 3 Hector Neris PHI RP 23 50.38
66 3 Gavin Lux LAD 2B, SS 23 50.07
67 4 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 5 49.61
68 4 Jo Adell LAA OF 23 48.93
69 4 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B, 3B 16 46.88
70 4 Lourdes Gurriel Jr TOR 2B, SS, OF 21 46.74
71 4 Aristides Aquino CIN OF 23 46.63
72 4 Eduardo Escobar ARI 2B, 3B, SS 15 46.00
73 4 Hunter Dozier KCR 1B, 3B, OF 23 45.87
74 4 Jorge Polanco MIN SS 20 45.79
75 4 Joc Pederson LAD 1B, OF 23 44.78
76 4 Ryan McMahon COL 1B, 2B, 3B 23 44.76
77 4 Matthew Boyd DET SP 23 44.63
78 4 Nick Anderson TBR RP 23 43.65
79 4 Brandon Workman BOS RP 23 43.55
80 4 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF 23 42.80
81 4 Hyun-Jin Ryu TOR SP 15 42.38
82 4 George Springer HOU OF 4 42.34
83 4 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS 4 42.24
84 4 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 15 41.84
85 4 Francisco Lindor CLE SS 1 41.70
86 4 Mike Minor TEX SP 23 41.54
87 4 Hansel Robles LAA RP 23 41.09
88 4 Tim Anderson CWS SS 12 40.48
89 4 Kirby Yates SDP RP 9 40.39
90 4 Lance McCullers HOU SP 23 40.21
91 4 Will Smith LAD C 22 39.10
92 4 Tommy Edman STL 2B, 3B, SS, OF 23 38.26
93 4 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP 5 37.21
94 4 Luke Weaver ARI SP 23 36.73
95 4 Starling Marte ARI OF 4 36.32
96 4 Willie Calhoun TEX OF 23 36.11
97 4 Sean Manaea OAK SP 23 35.55
98 4 Christian Walker ARI 1B 23 34.96
99 4 Mike Moustakas CIN 2B, 3B 12 34.86
100 4 Joey Gallo TEX OF 8 34.64
101 4 Matt Chapman OAK 3B 9 33.11
102 4 Kyle Tucker HOU OF 23 33.11
103 4 Adalberto Mondesi KCR SS 4 33.01
104 4 Amed Rosario NYM SS 15 32.77
105 4 Keone Kela PIT RP 23 31.00
106 4 AJ Puk OAK SP 23 30.41
107 4 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP 13 29.59
108 4 Eddie Rosario MIN OF 7 29.20
109 4 JD Davis NYM 3B, OF 23 29.19
110 4 Scott Kingery PHI 2B, 3B, SS, OF 23 29.17
111 4 Marcus Stroman NYM SP 23 28.29
112 4 Jake Odorizzi MIN SP 23 27.48
113 4 Victor Robles WAS OF 10 26.97
114 4 Max Muncy LAD 1B, 2B, 3B 10 26.85
115 4 Giovanny Gallegos STL RP 23 26.00
116 5 Jacob deGrom NYM SP 1 24.45
117 5 Kevin Newman PIT 2B, SS 23 23.75
118 5 Caleb Smith MIA SP 23 23.25
119 5 Salvador Perez KCR C 23 23.14
120 5 Jose Abreu CHW 1B 6 23.08
121 5 Mark Canha OAK 1B, OF 23 23.01
122 5 Michael Brantley HOU OF 9 22.85
123 5 Ken Giles TOR RP 12 22.75
124 5 Josh Donaldson MIN 3B 8 22.28
125 5 Renato Nunez BAL 1B, 3B 23 22.19
126 5 Brandon Lowe TBR 1B, 2B 23 21.50
127 5 Nick Castellanos CIN OF 8 21.13
128 5 Joe Jimenez DET RP 23 20.98
129 5 Michael Conforto NYM OF 9 20.75
130 5 Ryan Yarbrough TBR SP, RP 23 20.39
131 5 Ian Kennedy KCR RP 23 19.35
132 5 Mike Clevinger CLE SP 5 19.16
133 5 Brendan McKay TBR SP 23 19.11
134 5 Will Smith ATL RP 23 18.91
135 5 Michael Chavis BOS 1B, 2B, 3B 23 18.25
136 5 Mitch Keller PIT SP 23 17.84
137 5 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF 15 17.35
138 5 Jose Urquidy HOU SP 23 16.48
139 5 Didi Gregorius PHI SS 23 15.60
140 5 Avisail Garcia MIL OF 23 14.88
141 5 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 1 14.39
142 5 Kenta Maeda MIN SP 15 14.07
143 5 Elvis Andrus TEX SS 14 13.71
144 5 Alex Colome CHW RP 17 13.61
145 5 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP 23 12.97
146 5 Patrick Corbin WAS SP 4 9.85
147 5 Yandy Diaz TBR 1B, 3B 23 9.13
148 5 Kolten Wong STL 2B 23 9.01
149 5 Yasmani Grandal CHW C, 1B 10 7.99
150 5 Carlos Martinez STL SP, RP 16 7.82

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