Posted: Thu February 28, 2013 2:22PM; Updated: Wed March 27, 2013 5:37PM

Fantasy baseball 2013 draft preview: Rankings, primers, more

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Ryan Braun, Stephen Strasburg, Miguel Cabrera, Buster Posey
Ryan Braun, Stephen Strasburg, Miguel Cabrera and Buster Posey will be among the 2013 fantasy elite.
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Ready, set, draft. Fantasy baseball season is almost upon us. Is Mike Trout your man at No. 1? Is Justin Verlander still the top arm in fantasy? Will super-prospect Jurickson Profar be worth a roster stash even if he doesn't open with the major league club? We're here to help you answer those questions and more.

Study up with a full suite of 2013 preview content from SI.com's fantasy experts, Eric Mack and Michael Beller. We've got player rankings and stat projections (sortable by position and team), position primers, team previews, burning questions and much more.

Check back throughout March for all of the latest fantasy news and analysis. Draft well.

 
Fantasy baseball 2013 Top 300 rankings and projections
Top 300 Cheat Sheet (pdf) | Position rankings Cheat Sheet
 
Position Primers
 
Catcher First Base Second Base
 
Shortstop Third Base Outfield
 
Designated Hitter Starters Relievers
 
American League Team Previews
 
AL EAST
 
AL CENTRAL
 
AL WEST
 
National League Team Previews
 
NL EAST
NL CENTRAL
NL WEST
 
Additional Draft Prep
 
Bold predictions: Strasburg Ks 300, Myers belts 30, more
 
 
AL breakouts
 
NL breakouts
 
SI staff Mock Draft: Trout goes No. 1
 
 
AL busts
 
NL busts
 
Rookie and prospect watch: Myers, Gyorko and more
 
 
AL sleepers
 
NL sleepers
 
Injury-risk sleepers: Martinez, Howard and more
 
 
27-year-old breakouts
 
Third-year starting pitchers
 
Super sophomores: Moore, Montero and other gems
 
 
Contract-year players
 
ADP review guide
 
Burning Questions
 
 
Part I: Can Trout, Harper avoid sophomore slump?
 
Part II: Will Dickey regress in the American League?
 
 
Part III: Is Cubs' Rizzo an elite first baseman?
 
Part IV: Can Toronto's Lawrie reach his potential?
 
 
Part V: How will Upton brothers fare in Atlanta?
 
Part VI: Is Braves' Medlen a top-tier fantasy starter?
 
 
Part VII: Will KC's Hosmer be worth the wait in 2013?
 
Part VIII: Can Rays' Myers be next rookie sensation?
 
 
Part IX: Are hitters more valuable than pitchers?
 
Part X: Can Joey Votto deliver an NL MVP season?
 
 ROUNDTABLE: Who's really No. 1? More preseason baseball debates
 BELLER: Teheran, Greinke and more spring training risers and sliders
 MACK: Twenty tips for players in daily fantasy baseball leagues
 MACK: Spring injury updates: Hanley, Headley and more DL-bound stars
 MACK: Position battle winners: Chapman, Teheran and many more
 MACK: Tout Wars 2013 review: Best strategies to nail an auction draft
 MACK: Braun No. 1 in early spring nationwide expert mock draft
 
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