With spring training games officially underway (yay!) and your fantasy baseball draft getting ever closer (double-yay!), it's time to update the Big Board.
On the pages that follow is a ranking of—count 'em—the top-150 players for the 2014 fantasy baseball season, and with a few transactions and injuries happening since the last iteration, a refreshing and re-ordering of the board is, well, in order.
Before getting to that, though, some housekeeping is needed, as this lengthy list of the top talents comes with a few key qualifications. First, everything is based on 10- or 12-team mixed leagues with standard five-by-five rotisserie scoring (BA, R, HR, RBI, SB for hitters; W, ERA, WHIP, K, SV for pitchers).
Second, lineup construction accounts for 22 active roster positions consisting of: one each for catcher, first base, second base, third base, shortstop, corner infield, middle infield and utility; along with five outfielders and nine pitchers.
And third, to be eligible at a particular position, players must have either played at least 20 games there in 2013 or be in line to start there in 2014.
With that out of the way, get ready to count down, starting with No. 150 and working all the way to No. 1.
For more fantasy baseball analysis, here's a look at 25 sleepers and a batch of regression candidates, as well as a rundown of the position rankings so far at catcher, first base, second base, third base and shortstop.