Breaking down CBS Sports' fantasy rankings for the 2024 Phillies

Which Phillies are ranked too high or too low heading into the heart of fantasy baseball draft season?

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Bryson Stott is ranked 10th among second basemen

This seems surprisingly high, if I'm being honest. We all got to watch Stott blossom as a player last year, but this ranking really speaks to the respect he is already getting in the fantasy community. This seems pretty ambitious for a pre-season ranking, but Stott could conceivably be a top-6 or top-7 option at the position if 2024 goes his way.

He won't be able to compete with the kinds of numbers being put up by Mookie Betts, Ozzie Albies, and Jose Altuve, but Stott possesses legitimate 20 HR/30 SB potential. Let's hope the Stott hype train is not only heading in the right direction but is underselling him a bit.

Trea Turner is ranked 2nd among shortstops

Bobby Witt Jr. is an absolute fantasy monster, and nobody is touching him for the No. 1 spot at shortstop. But second place is a pretty good consolation for Turner, who is still a borderline first-round selection this year. You have to figure that he will be much more comfortable in his second season in Philadelphia, which should bode well for the numbers. Just ask Nick Castellanos.

I fully expect this ranking to be justified for the entirety of 2024. Everyone is more excited about Gunnar Henderson and Elly De La Cruz, but Turner should stay in front of them and the rest of the field sans Witt Jr. for at least another year or two.

Alec Bohm is ranked 17th among third basemen (and 18th among first basemen)

Bohm's near-identical slots at the corner infield spots really speak to how weak the first base position has gotten. But no matter where you decide to plug him in, he makes for a nice corner bat in most leagues, depending on scoring, the number of teams, and roster size.

I give Frank Stampfl credit for putting Bohm 14th among third basemen, and other publications view him even more fairly. I think this is more accurate than the consensus CBS rank that has him behind the likes of Max Muncy and Jake Burger. If Bohm can maintain a 3B rank in the 10-12 range for 2024, everything will have worked out just fine. He's a bit lower in the 1B power ranks, but he can be used there if you have to do it. I'd just rather grab a stud first baseman and not worry about it.