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Week 9 Overall Top 100 Steamer Ranking

Week 9 rest of the season Steamer ranking is here. We are 2 months into the season and this is a good time to regroup our roster. Use this ranking to help your team.

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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).
  • 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 8 Ranking here.
  • All stats and projections are up to date as of 5/29/2016
  • Enjoy!

Rank

Rank Change

Player

Position

Projected Value

Value Change

Comments

1

1

Mike Trout

CF

$ 56

Claiming back his well-deserved overall number 1 spot.

2

1

Clayton Kershaw

SP

$ 54

He pitched a 9-inning shutout against the Reds, but we are not happy because he only struck out 7.

3

1

Jose Altuve

2B

$ 53

He is cold in his last 7 games with only 3 hits, all singles and no SB, but it's just a matter of time he heats up again. But he is now hitting at the 2 hole, behind Springer, which could potentially hurt his SB total.

4

-3

Manny Machado

3B,SS

$ 52

-$ 6

He isn't hitting 400 or leading HR in the league anymore, but he has been pretty consistent. His ranking has been lowered as he stopped stealing bases this year and we also have some rising stars in the SS position (Ian Desmond).

5

=

Bryce Harper

CF,RF

$ 45

+$ 1

He is now hitting very uncharacteristic .245, and he only hit 4 HR in May. He leads the intentional walk in the league, and no one is throwing anything hittable towards him anymore. We have to blame the Nationals for this.

6

=

Buster Posey

C,1B

$ 45

+$ 1

The Coors Field can cure anything, and his 2 HR 6 RBI game probably felt like a teardrop from the heaven for his owners. The talented catcher is only hitting .268 on the year, but it's silly to worry about him going forward.

7

=

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

$ 44

+$ 1

He slashed .300 .462 .500 in his last 6 games, and those are the number we are probably more used to seeing. He has 9 HR 6 SB on the year, so we know he is still one of the most versatile young 1B.

8

=

Starling Marte

LF,CF

$ 43

His 16 SB is the second highest in the league (Villar 17), and he also ended his 22-game homerless streak.

9

1

Anthony Rizzo

1B

$ 41

He hasn't homered in his last 12 games, and he is hitting miserable .073 in that span (no extra bases hit). This cold stretch can end anytime.

10

5

Miguel Cabrera

1B

$ 41

+$ 3

The former MVP looks completely back. He hit 7 of his 11 homers in his last 13 games, and he hit .404 in that span. The Tigers look alive and their star 1B is the main reason for it.

11

=

Kris Bryant

3B,LF,RF

$ 39

-$ 1

Rizzo might have been struggling, but Kris is still capable to carry the load by himself. Since the last HR of Rizzo, Bryant swatted 5 HR and 12 RBI in 13 games. He successfully cut down his K rate from his rookie season (probably the only blemish), and now we just need him to steal more.

12

-3

Carlos Correa

SS

$ 39

-$ 3

No HR in his last 11 games and hitting mere .146 in that span, but he at least stole 3 bases. His BA is down to .241 and slugging only .393. His power doesn't look the same as last year, and he is getting struck out more often. The kid is only 21 years old, and some inconsistency shouldn't surprise anyone.

13

4

Xander Bogaerts

SS

$ 38

+$ 3

He is making a case for the best SS in the league. He has been scorching hot in May as he launched 5 HR with .404 BA. Looks like we are about to witness the true breakout of the 23-year-old superstar.

14

=

Max Scherzer

SP

$ 38

-$ 1

The Max Conundrum is not close to be solved. Now he has allowed HR in 5 straight games and he has 4 multi-HR game this season. 15 HR-allowed is easily the most in the league (8 pitchers are tied at second for 12). He has been a fly ball / K pitcher for his career, and he isn't doing anything different so far this season. He should be fine, and buy low if you can.

15

1

Ryan Braun

LF,RF

$ 37

+$ 1

The former MVP has been amazing this year, but he also has been dealing with some minor injuries that require too many maintenance day for the 32-year-old. He is a big time trade / injury / shutdown candidate, so I wouldn't mind selling him high.

16

-3

Nolan Arenado

3B

$ 37

-$ 2

He is hitting just 4 HR with .268 in May, but he also only played 8 of his last 25 games at home. The Rockies are about to have a long home stand and it will be tasty.

17

-5

Mookie Betts

CF,RF

$ 36

-$ 4

He is leading the Majors in R, and the Fenway's leadoff hitter is just a Fantasy treasure box.

18

8

Charlie Blackmon

LF,CF

$ 34

+$ 5

He managed to hit .325 in his last 9 away games. He is now at home for a good stretch, so expect to see some good production.

19

-1

Andrew McCutchen

CF

$ 34

-$ 1

Cutch only attempted three steals (1 success) this year, and his BA is still sitting at .258. His R/RBI/HR are okay, but not enough to make his owners happy.

20

-1

Robinson Cano

2B

$ 33

-$ 1

The 2B is third in HR and 2nd in RBI with .293 BA.

21

1

Francisco Lindor

SS

$ 32

+$ 2

He is kind of like last year's Bogaerts. He is a great hitter, but he won't add too much HR/SB. He isn't flashy, but he is a solid Fantasy SS.

22

2

Noah Syndergaard

SP

$ 32

+$ 2

His last ejection wasn't fair, but he should know better as an ace of a playoff contending team. The Mets and his owners had to suffer from it, but this shouldn't change the young flamethrower's future outlook.

23

-3

Chris Sale

SP

$ 31

-$ 2

He finally had a bad outing against the Indians, but he still managed to get 7 K (4 BB) in 3.1 IP. His ERA was due for a correction, and his season number still looks amazing no matter what.

24

-3

Giancarlo Stanton

RF

$ 31

He is having dreadful May with .173 BA and staggering 31 K. His power still looks fine, but he is 8th highest in K%. His BA doesn't look like a safe investment, but he will continue clear the walls.

25

=

Madison Bumgarner

SP

$ 30

+$ 1

His worst outing in May was 2 ER in 7.1 IP against the Rockies. We probably haven't even seen the best of the 26-year-old yet.

26

4

Jose Fernandez

SP

$ 30

+$ 2

His ERA finally came down to sub 3.00, and he deserves to have even lower number. The K machine is one of the most dominant pitchers in the league.

27

=

Josh Donaldson

3B

$ 28

He ended his cold spell and hit 4 HR and .321 in his last 8 games. He is pushing to finish the month strong.

28

=

Stephen Strasburg

SP

$ 28

He hasn't lost this season. His 11.4 K/9 and 2.79 ERA easily approve his long term contract.

29

2

Jake Arrieta

SP

$ 28

+$ 1

He isn't leading the league in ERA anymore, but it's not his 1.72 ERA's fault.

30

7

Ian Kinsler

2B

$ 28

+$ 3

The 34-year-old is not slowing down until the further notice.

31

-8

Christian Yelich

LF,CF

$ 28

-$ 2

The 24-year-old standout has been missing few games lately. The injuries have been delaying his breakout for several years now, and we can only but pray for him to stay healthy this year.

32

2

David Price

SP

$ 27

+$ 1

I don't think this surprised anyone, but Price is pitching well again. He will probably continue to give up some ERA as he pitches for the Red Sox, but he will be compensated by a good number of wins (7 already).

33

2

Jonathan Lucroy

C,1B

$ 27

+$ 1

He is the best hitting catcher so far this season. He is also hitting for some power (8 HR).

34

5

Carlos Gonzalez

RF

$ 27

+$ 2

CarGo loves his home and he just proved that with the 3 hit 1 HR game against the Giants. The next few series at home will be super entertaining for his owners.

35

-3

Andrew Miller

RP

$ 26

-$ 1

Swap his name for Aroldis Chapman. The best closer is back in the business.

36

2

Corey Kluber

SP

$ 26

+$ 1

Two straight good performances have lowered his ERA down to 3.78. He deserves a lot lower number, but baseball isn't really a fair sport.

37

18

Salvador Perez

C

$ 26

+$ 4

He has been absolutely hot for last 6 games, hitting .478 with a HR. He has raised his BA from .245 to .277, and his owner should be proud to have him as their catcher.

38

-9

Jose Abreu

1B

$ 25

-$ 3

The 29-year-old Cuban can't really get it going and he hasn't homered in his last 10 games. It's now official that his power is waning, and the owners probably should look for another option.

39

-6

Kenley Jansen

RP

$ 25

-$ 2

He hasn't done much wrong except the two BS against Melvin Upton, but the Dodgers haven't given him enough chances to salvage himself from his mistakes.

40

9

David Ortiz

1B

$ 25

+$ 2

He needed 4 less games to have 3 more RBI than Cano to lead the league.

41

6

Todd Frazier

3B

$ 25

+$ 2

He is tied for the HR leader with 15, and 5 SB is just a bonus. We can forgive his .228 BA.

42

3

J.D. Martinez

RF

$ 25

+$ 2

The slugger is back on the track. He has 7 HR in May.

43

-3

Daniel Murphy

1B,2B,3B

$ 25

He is still hitting .390, and everybody is tired of waiting for his cool down.

44

-1

Eric Hosmer

1B

$ 24

The Royals fan cries about losing two of their stars, but Hosmer is indeed the one that's carrying the load anyway.

45

-1

Jon Lester

SP

$ 24

He bounced back nicely after his first meltdown of the season against the Giants, and his owner should continue to enjoy the Cubs ride.

46

-4

Rougned Odor

2B

$ 23

-$ 1

He isn't playing now, but his owners can't complain for a 7-game suspension after that brutal punch. He will be back on his breakout campaign in few days.

47

3

George Springer

CF,RF

$ 23

+$ 1

The new leadoff hitter of the Astros was the only bright spot in their offense in last 6 games. But he already got caught 6 times this season (3 success), so he probably won't run more just because he is the leadoff.

48

3

Yoenis Cespedes

LF,CF

$ 22

The NL MVP candidate hasn't had a hit in his last three games. Time to panic!

49

-8

Trevor Story

SS

$ 22

-$ 2

His May hasn't been as good as his April with only 3 HR, but he still averaged .277. May wasn't a good month for any Rockies hitter as they traveled too much, so the rookies SS will start to pick up his slacks pretty soon.

50

3

Johnny Cueto

SP

$ 22

He threw two straight complete games, and now his ERA sits at 2.38.

51

-15

Justin Upton

LF

$ 22

-$ 3

The 133m contract that he signed with the Tigers looks like a total waste. It's still tough to swallow that a 28-year-old with a good track record can suddenly stop hitting like this, but maybe it's just a Upton family's thing (Melvin also signed his 72M contract at age 28 with the Braves and we know what happened since then. Let's give Justin 4 years, and he may bounce back).

52

4

Hanley Ramirez

1B,LF

$ 22

+$ 1

HanRam hasn't homered in 21 games, but his .325 BA has been good enough to produce 13 R 13 RBI at Fenway in that span.

53

7

Gregory Polanco

LF,RF

$ 22

+$ 2

He is leading 2-base hits and R in NL, and it also came with pretty 7 HR 7 SB and .311.

54

-8

Zack Greinke

SP

$ 22

-$ 1

He continues to disappoint as he gave up 4 runs against the Padres AAA lineup. The desert isn't treating him well as his HR/9 doubled from last year. We have to notice that his HR/9 before he came to the Dodgers was 0.9, so it's not strange to see that the 32-year-old is allowing 1.1 HR/9 at the Chase Field.

55

3

Wil Myers

1B,CF

$ 22

The former RoY has only 2 HR in May, but as long as he is healthy, his versatility will be a huge asset for his owners.

56

13

Adrian Beltre

3B

$ 21

+$ 2

He maybe is old, but he still can swing and produce exactly same numbers every year.

57

14

Lorenzo Cain

CF

$ 21

+$ 2

His every number is down from last year, but he still does little bit of everything to be a serviceable OF.

58

1

Craig Kimbrel

RP

$ 21

He failed turn in a 4-out SV in his last outing, but his line for that 2 ER outing was 2K 0BB 0HR in 1.1IP. Even talented pitcher like Kimbrel can't do much about those few unlucky in-play balls time to time.

59

-5

Jason Heyward

CF,RF

$ 21

-$ 1

Other than that one garbage time HR he added this month, his May slash line matched his April perfectly. He is showing no sign of a bounce back, and the Cubs should consider not hitting him at second.

60

6

Dellin Betances

RP

$ 21

+$ 1

44 K in 22.1 IP. He is the best reliever in town.

61

-9

Chris Davis

1B,RF

$ 20

-$ 2

He hasn't done much in May with 3 HR and .225, but his owners just need to be patient until his next hot streak.

62

-14

Adam Jones

CF

$ 20

-$ 3

He is now hitting the leadoff, and his owners shouldn't be pleased as his career .318 OBP tells us that he is more suitable to drive in the runners. He no longer runs either, so let's hope the Orioles figure out the simple math soon.

63

12

Jason Kipnis

2B

$ 19

+$ 2

He continues to show some life at the plate, and while he is not going to carry any team by himself, he has a good chance to reach his career high in HR.

64

3

Jose Bautista

RF

$ 19

The 35-year-old is little too old to outduel the 22-year-old in a street fight, but he is shrewd enough to find ways to get on the bases. He is leading the AL with 39 walks. He may not match his last year's HR total, but he can still produce respectable numbers.

65

3

Ben Zobrist

2B,LF

$ 19

The 35-year-old continues to amaze people and now he leads the league with .455 OBP.

66

-5

J.T. Realmuto

C

$ 19

-$ 1

His .294 BA as a catcher is still very promising, but he hasn't homered in May. He still has 10 doubles on the year, so we shouldn't be worried too much about the 25-year-old's power struggle.

67

NEW

Ben Revere

LF,CF,RF

$ 19

+$ 8

His season numbers are still very ugly, but he hit .304 in his last 7 games including a rare HR. Looks like he is finally healthy, and he should easily start producing his usual high R/SB/BA going forward.

68

5

Yasiel Puig

RF

$ 19

+$ 1

He did hit .368 in his last six games, but he did it so with zero extra bases. Roberts is no longer committed to start Puig every day, so the hopes are waning.

69

13

Miguel Sano

3B,RF

$ 19

+$ 2

The new AL K leader (Upton still lead K%) at least managed to hit HR in three straight games. There is obviously no doubt about his power, but his owners need to accept that he won't be able to help in any other category.

70

2

Zach Britton

RP

$ 18

He hasn't allowed any run in May and he has been rewarded with 8 SV.

71

-6

Freddie Freeman

1B

$ 18

-$ 1

The Braves don't score much, and Freeman doesn't have the power to change that landscape. The cleanup hitter's .260 and 8 HR only resulted in 15 RBI.

72

-9

Joey Votto

1B

$ 18

-$ 1

He is hitting the more groundballs than ever, and it looks like he is officially losing his power. It's a big blow for a 7+ win hitter just a year ago, but it's a time to face the reality.

73

NEW

Ian Desmond

SS,LF,CF

$ 18

+$ 5

The most regrettable drop of the year candidate certainly earned his spot here.

74

=

Jean Segura

2B,SS

$ 18

His HR-pace significantly has slowed downs as he went 16 games without a HR, but that's not what the speedy infielder is known for.

75

-11

Mark Trumbo

1B,LF,RF

$ 18

-$ 2

His BA is finally preparing to be adjusted lower, but his batted balls are still flying out of the park. He leads the Majors with 15 HR, and he still looks like a very legit shot to keep that position.

76

21

Victor Martinez

1B

$ 18

+$ 3

His BA is the 5th highest in the league, and he also added decent 7 HR. The 37-year-old DH is ready to erase his injury-riddled 2015 from his resume.

77

1

Kyle Seager

3B

$ 17

+$ 1

His year-to-year consistency is simply unrivaled. No hitter is easier to forecast than this guy, but too safe also means no upside.

78

7

Melky Cabrera

LF

$ 17

+$ 1

It's not fun to have his name on this ranking, but he just continues to hit. He just added two HR last week and one of them was a grand slam.

79

-17

Matt Carpenter

2B,3B

$ 17

-$ 3

He had to miss few games last week because of his newborn child, and his owner just need to hope his baby girl encourages her father to break out from his cold streak.

80

-10

Anthony Rendon

2B,3B

$ 17

-$ 2

1 HR 1 SB .333 in his last six games, but it's still not enough to prove his tools.

81

5

Byung-ho Park

1B

$ 17

+$ 1

He has been terrible in his last 12 games. He not only failed homer, but also struck out at least once in every single game. In fact, he only has 3 full games he exited without a K this season. This is a troubling sign for a prized slugger, and he needs to fix this issue if he wants to be successful in MLB.

82

-3

Nelson Cruz

RF

$ 17

He struggled in April, but he bounced back in May with .307 .394 .534 slash line. His ISO is the lowest since 2013, but even his reduced power is good enough to keep him as a valuable asset.

83

NEW

Josh Harrison

2B,3B,LF,RF

$ 17

+$ 3

He kept his bat real hot as he hit .600 last week, and now he is back in the ranking. The eligibility king isn't a power threat, but his 7 SB and .321 BA should help a lot of owners.

84

-7

Hector Rondon

RP

$ 17

For some reasons, the MLB leading Cubs haven't presented many opportunities for their closer, but the dominant reliever possesses the skill to close out any situation without a doubt.

85

-9

Prince Fielder

1B

$ 16

-$ 1

I really hope this is the last time we see his name here.

86

-6

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

$ 16

He should continue to provide decent number of HR for his owners, but he is no longer the top option at 1B in Fantasy. I would move him if somebody believes he can repeat his last year's 2nd half surge and is willing to pay the price for it.

87

3

Dustin Pedroia

2B

$ 15

This is the best time to be a Red Sox hitter, and their 2B continues to pile up the numbers without too many long balls just like everyone else in his lineup.

88

7

Matt Kemp

RF

$ 15

He is still very strong and 12 HR is the proof. He pretty much gave up running at this point, however, and his BA will continue to be a drag.

89

-32

Gerardo Parra

LF,CF,RF

$ 15

-$ 6

He was never a talented hitter, so it's a no surprise that he can't get anything going on the road (OPS Home .860 vs Away .593). Make sure you have an extra hitter to rotate with him when he plays away.

90

-7

Yadier Molina

C

$ 15

-$ 1

He possess zero power, but his consistent high BA is good enough to be a mixed-league starting catcher.

91

3

DJ LeMahieu

2B

$ 15

He doesn't even have the enough power to exploit his home field advantage, but he is a great BA hitter with speed. He hasn't stole any base for 21 games, but that shouldn't be a continued trend for the 27-year-old.

92

-4

Albert Pujols

1B

$ 15

-$ 1

He is having a much better May as he slashes .263 .349 .453, but his owner probably wants more than 5 HR from him to be compensated for his low BA.

93

-2

Jacoby Ellsbury

CF

$ 15

-$ 1

He finally added his second HR of the season, but he also got caught twice in his last six games. He has been showing some life at the plate, but his lack of power even as a member of Yankees and 5 caught stealing in 14 attempts makes him a fringe mixed-league asset.

94

-10

Gerrit Cole

SP

$ 15

-$ 1

His 2.53 ERA is still very pretty, but his K is down while BB is up, which is never a good sign.

95

3

Brian Dozier

2B

$ 15

He added a HR last week, and that one swing probably saved him from being kicked out from the ranking. He may stay here another week, but it doesn't change his dreadful outlook.

96

-3

Chris Archer

SP

$ 15

He was much better in his last outing against the Yankees, but he still walked 3 batters and allowed 2 HR in 8 IP, and those line is never good for his FIP.

97

-10

Matt Harvey

SP

$ 15

-$ 2

The Mets claim that they have figured out Harvey's problem, but we shouldn't trust their words before we see it in the action.

98

NEW

Jacob deGrom

SP

$ 14

+$ 1

He continues to survive without his velocity, but his career high 4.00 xFIP is little bit worrisome. He already lost too much Ks this year, so he shouldn't be considered as a top shelf ace unless he regains his velo.

99

NEW

Adrian Gonzalez

1B

$ 14

He lost chunk of his power this year, but his increased high quality groundball actually have helped him to keep his slash line at respective .295 .371 .422. He perfectly understands ways to survive in the league.

100

NEW

Matt Holliday

1B,LF

$ 14

He has been losing his line drives, but he has been compensating his lost BA with enhanced power. 17% HR/FB is his best since 2011, so he isn't done playing baseball just yet.

Fallouts: Corey Seager, Elvis Andrus, Masahiro Tanaka, Danny Salazar, David Robertson, Nick Hundley

On the Bubble: Brandon Belt, Yu Darvish, Aaron Nola, Khris Davis, Stephen Piscotty, Jose Quintana