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Week 8 Overall Top 100 Steamer Ranking

Week 8 Steamer ranking is here. Check out which players are on the rise and stay ahead of you peers.

Old soldiers never die, and they DON'T just fade away.
Old soldiers never die, and they DON'T just fade away.
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Please read the bullet points before you check out the ranking.

  • This is the ranking solely based on Steamer's remainder of the season projection.
  • Projected values are set to match Yahoo! standard auction draft price.
  • The ranking uses Yahoo!'s position eligibility, and LF, CF, and RF are grouped separately.
  • Position scarcity is factored in.
  • The ranking is computer generated, and it include ZERO percent of my person opinion (I didn't put Josh Donaldson at 27. Actually he hasn't been helping his case lately).
  • This is not an absolute ranking by any means. Use this is as a comparison tool.
  • The comments are probably more valuable than rankings itself.
  • Check out the Week 7 Ranking here.
  • All stats and projections are up to date as of 5/21/2016
  • Enjoy!

Rank

Rank Change

Player

Position

Projected Value

Value Change

Comment

1

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Manny Machado

3B,SS

$ 58

-$ 1

He is tied for the most extra bases hits with Ortiz at 28. Too many long balls and his batting order has prevented the young superstar from stealing bases.

2

=

Mike Trout

CF

$ 55

He has been scorching hot with 2 HR, 1 SB, and .393 in last 7 days. His performance isn't supposed to surprise anybody.

3

1

Clayton Kershaw

SP

$ 55

+$ 1

If he keeps this up, his WAR by the end up the season will be 13. I'm not even sure if he reached his prime yet.

4

-1

Jose Altuve

2B

$ 54

-$ 1

His HR stopped at 9 for last 15 games, but he hit .345 .429 .414 in that span. He isn't probably going to lead HR in the league, but he is currently leading 2B (and SB and R and OBP). Don't forget that this kid is only 26 years old.

5

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Bryce Harper

CF,RF

$ 45

-$ 1

He hasn't homered in last 7 games, but he walked staggering 9 times along with .433 OBP (.190). His unbelievable talent is somehow preventing him from claiming the top spot in Fantasy.

6

2

Buster Posey

C,1B

$ 43

-$ 1

He has been solid and consistent, but not flashy. If you invested in him heavily at the draft, you are probably not thrilled. But you also have to remember that this year's catcher crop is more miserable than ever, and his value will keep going to rise as long as his peers keep up with their abhorrent performance.

7

2

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

$ 43

-$ 1

His .243 .407 .447 slash line is uncharacteristic for Goldy, but it's mostly because of the otherwise miserable D-Backs lineup. He is still running (5 SB), which is the most important sign if you invested in him.

8

-2

Starling Marte

LF,CF

$ 43

-$ 2

The speedy outfield hasn't homered for his last 18 games, but his owners can't complain about his .329 and 6 SB in that same span.

9

1

Carlos Correa

SS

$ 42

He only hit .179 in his last six games, but he still found ways to contribute with his 1 HR and 3 SB. The Astros bats have been quite altogether for last three games with only 3 runs, so the SS's production will climb back up once his team all heats up.

10

-3

Anthony Rizzo

1B

$ 41

-$ 3

Brutal 6-game stretch for the Italian slugger. He only has one hit in his last 22 at bat (2 BB). He hit .054 with no HR or SB. It's probably not enough to buy him low.

11

1

Kris Bryant

3B,LF,RF

$ 40

+$ 1

He has been picking up Rizzo's slack with 3 HR and 6 RBI. The 24-year-old has been consistent all year, and his multi-position eligibility just makes him even sexier.

12

2

Mookie Betts

CF,RF

$ 40

+$ 2

He is getting the most AB in the Majors as no pitcher has figured out how to stop the Red Sox. He is already half way there with 9 HR to catch up his last year's total.

13

-2

Nolan Arenado

3B

$ 39

-$ 2

He is leading the Majors with 14 HR, and his R and RBI are both over 30. Don't forget that he is also averaging .302.

14

-1

Max Scherzer

SP

$ 39

He followed up his 20K performance with another solid 10 K in 6.1 IP. He has been continuously giving up HR, but 21.3% HR/FB is probably tough for him keep up.

15

3

Miguel Cabrera

1B

$ 38

+$ 3

He is on the resurgence mode and hit 3 HR with .417 in his last six games. Now is BA is back up to over 300.

16

-1

Ryan Braun

LF,RF

$ 36

-$ 1

He has been missing games lately, which is understandable at his age. He still plays like a MVP whenever he is on the field.

17

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Xander Bogaerts

SS

$ 35

-$ 1

He is not a power hitter, but he already has 4 HR this season, and his .339 BA looks legit.

18

-2

Andrew McCutchen

CF

$ 35

-$ 2

His confusing season continues. He seemed to be getting hot, but he suddenly cooled off quickly with .185 in his last six games. His SB number has been decreasing last three years, and he only has one this year so far.

19

1

Robinson Cano

2B

$ 34

+$ 2

The RBI leader of the Major League is playing just like his Yankees days. The 33-year-old was the steal of the draft.

20

1

Chris Sale

SP

$ 33

+$ 2

He has been throwing really soft (92.4 mph vs career 93.4 mph), and his 8.17 K/9 is his career low. It's probably stupid to worry about the leading AL Cy Young candidate, but I should note that his 3.42 xFIP is his career high (.192 BABIP is career low). Is he really pitching better than last year?

21

-2

Giancarlo Stanton

RF

$ 31

-$ 3

His .210 BA is not pretty, but his 28.2% HR/FB (4th in ML) shows that there is nothing wrong with his power. He hasn't been hitting many line drives, but he looks fine otherwise.

22

4

Francisco Lindor

SS

$ 30

+$ 2

.419 in last 7 games and now he is hitting .327 on the year. His 3 HR and .432 SLG aren't as good as his last year's numbers, but he has proven enough that his bat is as good as his glove.

23

1

Christian Yelich

LF,CF

$ 30

+$ 1

Not too much HR or SB lately, but he still hit .333 in his last 6 games. His slash still looks beautiful at .320 .420 .524.

24

11

Noah Syndergaard

SP

$ 29

+$ 3

He struck out 10 batters while walking none in his last 7-inning shutout against the Nationals. This is just the beginning of Thor's reign.

25

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Madison Bumgarner

SP

$ 29

He only needed 108 pitches for his last 1 run complete game against the Padres. His 10.89 K/9 is career high. The 26-year-old rubber arm will hang around in the league for a long long time.

26

-3

Charlie Blackmon

LF,CF

$ 29

-$ 2

He held on to his BA with .304 in his last five away games. His other stats will follow once he travels back home.

27

-5

Josh Donaldson

3B

$ 29

-$ 3

The former MVP and his teammates have been struggling. He has been only hitting .143 in his last six games, and his season average is down to .250. This is nothing more than a cold stretch.

28

8

Stephen Strasburg

SP

$ 28

+$ 2

He hasn't been particularly good at going deep into the games, but he won 7 games this year regardless. His 11.07 K/9 will keep his owners happy.

29

-2

Jose Abreu

1B

$ 28

He has been losing power, and he could be in a serious trouble this year. Read More.

30

4

Jose Fernandez

SP

$ 28

+$ 1

Leads the league with 13.08 K/9. No one can hit 23-year-old's slider, and only an injury can stop him at this point.

31

-3

Jake Arrieta

SP

$ 27

-$ 1

The Cubs haven't lost so far in his 9 starts, and they rewarded him with 8 wins. Leading NL in Wins, ERA, and H/9. The Cubs should be preparing a huge check for the righty this off season.

32

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Andrew Miller

RP

$ 27

+$ 1

Steamer is just being lazy. Not a closer anymore. You can probably slot in Chapman here instead of him.

33

-2

Kenley Jansen

RP

$ 27

He blew his first save against Melvin Upton. As much as it sounds bad, even a stud like him can still have one off night.

34

-4

David Price

SP

$ 27

Only 3 ER in his last 14 IP, and he lowered his ERA to 5.53. Obviously it's still a long way to go for 217m lefty to make up for his horrendous start.

35

2

Jonathan Lucroy

C,1B

$ 26

He is still probably the second best catcher for the rest of the season, but his current 6 HR .288 line is better than Posey's as of now.

36

-3

Justin Upton

LF

$ 26

-$ 1

He has played little bit better as of late, hitting .318 in his last six games. He still hasn't registered any HR or SB, and struck out 7 times. Maybe he isn't going to be the same Upton now that he is getting paid, but he should still be at least better than this.

37

17

Ian Kinsler

2B

$ 25

+$ 4

He leads the ML with 39 runs. He hit HR in four straight games, and now has 10 HR on the season. 3 years ago, the Rangers sent him away for Fielder, who is 2 years younger, and I'm sure they didn't see this coming.

38

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Corey Kluber

SP

$ 25

-$ 1

He is still hanging on to his uncharacteristic 4+ ERA. His K-BB and FIP continue to suggest that he is okay. He hasn't been getting hammered by HRs (0.76 HR/9), or unlucky with BABIP (.288), and he even lowered his LD and increased GB compared to last year. Well, baseball can be very strange sometimes.

39

2

Carlos Gonzalez

RF

$ 25

+$ 1

He didn't take care of his numbers during his last 6-game home stand (.190 1 HR), and he went hit-less in his next 5 away games. He better get his numbers back on track once he gets home.

40

11

Daniel Murphy

1B,2B,3B

$ 24

+$ 2

Finally! He cooled down in his last 6 games and only hit .300. Now his season average is miserable .390.

41

4

Trevor Story

SS

$ 24

+$ 1

He is still getting struck out pretty much every single game (only 2 games this year without a K), but his owners won't care when their SS is hitting .285 with 12 HR.

42

-13

Rougned Odor

2B

$ 24

-$ 3

He needs to serve his 8-game suspension eventually, but the sucker punch did prove the young 2B's athleticism. This guy never walks, but that doesn't hurt his Fantasy value much.

43

-4

Eric Hosmer

1B

$ 24

-$ 1

Everybody thought the 26-year-old 1B's biggest weakness is the power, but now he is hitting 8 HR on the year. It's hard to do better at 1B than him in Fantasy these days.

44

-1

Jon Lester

SP

$ 24

+$ 1

He became the first Cubs starter to fail to last 5 innings this year (this sounds pretty unfair). 1 bad game doesn't change much for the workhorse lefty's outlook. He still owns amazing 2.60 ERA on the year.

45

14

J.D. Martinez

RF

$ 23

+$ 3

He is back to swinging at every pitch, and he added 4 HR in his last six games. If you were somehow able to buy him low, your team probably has a pretty good chance this year.

46

6

Zack Greinke

SP

$ 23

+$ 2

He didn't register any bad outing since April 30, but he wasn't lights out either. His 5.08 ERA will come down surely as the season goes on, but he probably can't make his owners completely satisfied.

47

-7

Todd Frazier

3B

$ 23

-$ 1

It seems like the slugger has found his comfort zone at around .220 BA. He was never known for his high average, but he probably has room for a higher adjustment. He at least has no problem in hitting the balls out of park.

48

-4

Adam Jones

CF

$ 23

After hitting 4 HR in a 5-game stretch, he is very quickly back to his early-season-self with only 3 hits in his last 6 games (.130 BA). He has been a streaky hitter in his entire career, and this looks nothing more than one of his cold stretches.

49

1

David Ortiz

1B

$ 23

+$ 1

The AL SLG leader continues to amaze people for what he can do at age 40.

50

-1

George Springer

CF,RF

$ 23

+$ 1

He hasn't homered and has hit mere .231 in his last 6 games, but the same story goes for every Astro. He at least added a steal, which is a good sign that the 26-year-old hasn't given up in running.

51

-4

Yoenis Cespedes

LF,CF

$ 23

The NL leader in HR, RBI, SLG, and OPS. MVP?

52

-6

Chris Davis

1B,RF

$ 22

He snapped his 7 game homer-less streak (which is nothing special unless you are Crush Davis), and his .243 BA is actually high enough for his owners to swallow.

53

2

Johnny Cueto

SP

$ 22

+$ 1

He leads the NL in HR/9 (AL leader: Jose Quintana), and he is third in IP in ML (behind Kershaw and Sale). The Giants and his Fantasy owners can't ask any more.

54

-6

Jason Heyward

CF,RF

$ 22

He finally register a HR (a garbage time HR), but now he is on shelf with his hip injury. This dude plays defense too hard, which doesn't help most of us.

55

6

Salvador Perez

C

$ 22

+$ 2

He is pretty consistent with his bat, and that's a rare commodity among catchers this year.

56

1

Hanley Ramirez

1B,LF

$ 21

+$ 1

No HR in his last 10 games, but still hitting for average (.368). His R/RBI looks pretty good at 26/25, but more category juice would be nice for his owners.

57

-15

Gerardo Parra

LF,CF,RF

$ 21

-$ 2

Not a big fan of traveling (.234 Away .338 Home). His owners just need to wait few more games until the Rockies go home (May 27).

58

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Wil Myers

1B,CF

$ 21

+$ 1

He failed to add any HR last week, but he still find ways to put some numbers on board (.286 BA 2 SB). His Padres friends won't help out too much with his R/RBI, but the former top prospect is just too versatile.

59

1

Craig Kimbrel

RP

$ 21

+$ 1

He hasn't allowed any run in his last 9 appearances (1 hit). His fastball is still unhittable.

60

39

Gregory Polanco

LF,RF

$ 20

+$ 5

His ranking jumped as the talented sophomore gained LF eligibility. He truly enhanced his game with much improved plate discipline this year, and he also added little more power to his profile. Running was never his problem, so his SB number will catch up since he is now planning to hang out at the first base more than ever.

61

-5

J.T. Realmuto

C

$ 20

His owners probably want the athletic catcher to hit more HR or to run aggressively, but he is at least answering with .307 BA. His other counting stats should follow as long as he keeps hitting.

62

6

Matt Carpenter

2B,3B

$ 20

+$ 1

He already has 22 extra base hits (ties at 9th in the league), and he looks even stronger than last year (17% HR/FB, .269 ISO). Anybody who bought last year's power outburst of the Birds' leadoff man is being rewarded.

63

-10

Joey Votto

1B

$ 20

-$ 2

He can't seem to get out of his funk. Read More.

64

2

Mark Trumbo

1B,LF,RF

$ 20

+$ 1

Just way too consistent. No one beats his own ADP more than this guy.

65

2

Freddie Freeman

1B

$ 20

+$ 1

The Braves don't score much runs (last in ML), but it's not their 1B's fault. He is exactly hitting his career slash with 8 HR. He isn't a fun guy to own, but he will keep doing what he does.

66

-3

Dellin Betances

RP

$ 19

He is third in the save depth chart, which isn't fair for the most formidable reliever in the league. But because he is not a closer, he will be heavily used, and his high inning counts can help his owners in many different ways.

67

10

Jose Bautista

RF

$ 19

+$ 2

The sucker punch from Odor woke him up and he is hitting .333 with 3 HR since then. His owners should thank...

68

NEW

Ben Zobrist

2B,LF

$ 19

+$ 5

Joe Madden probably knows what to feed this guy. The 35-year-old is having his best season in his career so far, which is kind of ridiculous. He is no longer eligible for 6 positions, but you can't find many better 2Bs.

69

-5

Adrian Beltre

3B

$ 19

The 37-year-old deserves more than 18 runs to his credit. Once the Rangers figure out that Fielder shouldn't be hitting the cleanup, the veteran 3B's number will just get better.

70

8

Anthony Rendon

2B,3B

$ 19

+$ 2

He hasn't homered in his last 14 games (only 2 on the season), but he at least brought up his average (.320 in the same span). He can run little, but there isn't too much power upside to expect.

71

-6

Lorenzo Cain

CF

$ 19

Since his 3 HR game, he has been hitting decent .273 1 HR 1 SB in 9 games. He is a good player, but he is probably not the best option as your Fantasy CF.

72

-1

Zach Britton

RP

$ 18

He leads the AL in saves, and he only gave up 3 runs this season.

73

-11

Yasiel Puig

RF

$ 18

-$ 2

It's tough to find any silver lining in his performance so far this season. If we take out his first season out of the equation, his HR/FB has been never higher than 13.1%, and his BABIP is on straight the free fall. He relies on his freak athleticism too much to create plays, but his body somehow doesn't look the same at age 25.

74

17

Jean Segura

2B,SS

$ 18

+$ 2

His HR pace has slowed down (only 1 in May), but he continues to hit for average as the leadoff man in the desert, and he is always a threat to steal bases.

75

19

Jason Kipnis

2B

$ 17

+$ 2

He successfully cut down his K% in May (15% vs 30% in April), and he looks comfortable at .278 BA. He already has 6 HR on the season, so he could easily put up the best power number since 2013. He isn't running as much, but he looks like a decent 2B going forward.

76

-7

Prince Fielder

1B

$ 17

-$ 1

Just too horrible. Read More.

77

8

Hector Rondon

RP

$ 17

+$ 1

Only 7 SVs, but 24 K and 2 ER in 14.1 IP. The Cubs are the best team in ML without a question, so more SVs will come.

78

4

Kyle Seager

3B

$ 17

+$ 1

He came in to May with .159 BA, but he is now hitting .258. The strong 3B is having a good May, and he is a safe bet to repeat his regular line every year.

79

10

Nelson Cruz

RF

$ 17

+$ 1

His bat still looks solid at age 35. Some regressions in power was expected, so his owner shouldn't be too disappointed about his .278 .374 .510 slash line.

80

-1

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

$ 16

-$ 1

He has hit .308 in his last six games, but his season average is still disappointing .246. His K is up and BB is down, so he may continue to falter in BA department at age 33.

81

11

David Robertson

RP

$ 16

+$ 1

Only 2 SV in May, but that's not really his fault. Only 2 ER and 19 K in 16.2 IP.

82

-7

Miguel Sano

3B,RF

$ 16

-$ 1

He is slowly catching up on HR, but he is still striking out more than once per game (35% K%, third highest), and his BA doesn't look promising. Minnesota also isn't the best place to produce R/RBI.

83

10

Yadier Molina

C

$ 16

+$ 1

He is walking more than ever, and as a result his slash line looks amazing at .313 .394 .427. Yadi might have lost power at this stage of his career, but he can still hit for average and he is athletic enough to sneak in couple SB.

84

3

Gerrit Cole

SP

$ 16

Only 1 ER in his last two games, and one of them was against the formidable Cubs. He is not an elite K source, but not many can deliver more solid innings consistently than the former overall number 1 pick.

85

10

Melky Cabrera

LF

$ 16

+$ 1

He isn't a power hitter, but his .300 .371 .413 slash line is the best since his PED suspension. He is boring but reliable.

86

-10

Byung-ho Park

1B

$ 16

-$ 1

The Korean slugger has been quiet since his 2-HR game against the Indians (.160 0 HR 0 RBI in last 7 games), but he has proven enough that his power tool is MLB-proof.

87

-17

Matt Harvey

SP

$ 16

-$ 2

Something isn't right about the All-Star fireballer. No one seems to understand his problems exactly, but we have seen enough.

88

10

Albert Pujols

1B

$ 16

+$ 1

The Machine woke up in May and hitting .282 for the month. The problem is that that he traded away his power (2 HR .394 SLG) for BA.

89

-8

Nick Hundley

C

$ 16

-$ 1

Still on DL, but he can come right back to hitting .273 .407 .523 once he is up.

90

NEW

Dustin Pedroia

2B

$ 16

+$ 1

The former MVP hit 6 HR already this year, and he has legit shot to beat his career high in HR (21 in 2011). It wouldn't be easy for 32-year-old to stay healthy all year, but he can continuously enjoy hitting in Fenway as long as he stays on field.

91

-19

Jacoby Ellsbury

CF

$ 16

-$ 2

He has been hot in his last 7 games with .333 .438 .519, but those slash line didn't produce any HR or SB for his owners. He still can steal bags, but he needs to hit at least few HRs to be a Fantasy relevant CF.

92

NEW

Corey Seager

SS

$ 16

+$ 4

The younger Seager also heat up in May with .319 and 5 HR. If anything, the Seager brothers' power is legit, and the rookie has proved that his talent belong in the big league.

93

-9

Chris Archer

SP

$ 15

-$ 1

His season hasn't gotten any better in May. Still an amazing K source, but he is walking too much batters. His velocity is staying down at around 93.9 mph, which is same as his 2012 rookie season. He recorded 11.05 K/9, 3.99 BB/9 and 4.60 ERA that year (current line: 11.13 K/9, 4.56 BB/9, and 4.38 ERA).

94

3

DJ LeMahieu

2B

$ 15

He isn't flashy, but he will provide .300 and double digit steals for his owners.

95

-21

Matt Kemp

RF

$ 15

-$ 3

He has been ice cold in his last six games with only one hit (.048 BA). At least that one hit was a HR. He still possesses a great deal of power, but it looks like his stealing days are long gone.

96

NEW

Elvis Andrus

SS

$ 15

+$ 1

He hasn't been running much this year, but he added 3 SB this month. He is under a 7-game hitting streak and he also added a HR in that span. He isn't fun to own, but he will put up enough number to be a relevant SS.

97

NEW

Victor Martinez

1B

$ 15

+$ 1

After an injury plagued 2015 season, the terrifying DH looks completely healthy. He only has 5 HR on the year, but he is keeping his BA at .326, which he has done it throughout his career over and over.

98

-15

Brian Dozier

2B

$ 15

-$ 2

We probably have seen enough. I'm sure there isn't a great reason to hold on to him at this point. He isn't a high upside guy anyway, so you won't miss him too much even if he bounces back.

99

NEW

Danny Salazar

SP

$ 14

+$ 2

He walks 4.14 hitters per 9 inning, but his H/9 is the second lowest, only behind Arrieta. His 1.80 ERA isn't probably sustainable, but he throws an unhittable change up along with mid 90 fastball. This is just the beginning of his long-awaited breakout.

100

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Masahiro Tanaka

SP

$ 14

-$ 1

Not many pitcher can put up 3.24 ERA while playing for the Yankees. He already got behind his elbow issue, and he will continue to serve as the true ace of the Bronx Bombers.

Fallouts: Billy Hamilton, Matt Holliday, Josh Harrison, Jacob deGrom, Aroldis Chapman, Michael Brantley

On the Bubble: Adam Eaton, Jeff Samardzija, Billy Burns, Ian Desmond, Evan Longoria, Michael Conforto