Fantasy baseball season does not have to end just because the regular season is over! Get ready for some playoff pool rankings! Here we take players from the remaining teams -- including the wild card games -- and rank them for the duration of the postseason. Rules and scoring from our office pool, led by colleague Tristan H. Cockcroft, is below. Your pool might differ.
Clearly you will want to pick players from teams you believe will play the most games, and there is risk from choosing fellows in the wild card games, for they might play only once. I like to map out how I think each round will go, because if I think the Houston Astros are winning it all yet again - I do - then I will want to invest there. We have four 100-win teams to consider here, but even the other squads can do damage. Predicting playoff results is not so easy, just like player performance.
Finally, we not know when you will be drafting players, either before the wild card games or after, but keep up with the latest news because as of this writing, rotations are far from clear, and roster spots remain problematic in some cases, especially for injured players that might miss a round.
Tristan's rules: Total points, 15 round draft.
Positions: One each at C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, UT, three OF and six P (any kind).
Position eligibility: Whatever was earned by standard Roto rules during the 2019 season (not 2018).
Scoring: Single: 1 point; Double: 2 points; Triple: 3 points; Home run: 4 points; RBI: 1 point; Run scored: 1 point; Stolen base: 2 points; Walk: 1 point; Hit batsman: 1 point; Win: 4 points; Save: 8 points; Out recorded: 1 point ... Equates to 3 points per inning; Strikeout: 2 points; Hit allowed: -1 point; Walk allowed: -1 point; Hit batsman by pitcher: -1 point; Earned run: -3 points
Top 200 Postseason Rankings
1. Justin Verlander, SP, Astros
2. Gerrit Cole, SP, Astros
3. Alex Bregman, SS/3B, Astros
4. Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Dodgers
5. George Springer, OF, Astros
6. Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees
7. Gleyber Torres, 2B/SS, Yankees
8. Yordan Alvarez, DH, Astros
9. Zack Greinke, SP, Astros
10. Walker Buehler, SP, Dodgers