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The Steamer projection is a very useful tool to stay ahead of your peers. Use this ranking to evaluate your players in a unique and objective way.

Can Christian Yelich finally emerge as a top Fantasy outfielder this year?
Can Christian Yelich finally emerge as a top Fantasy outfielder this year?
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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 22).
  • 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 5 Ranking here.
  • All stats and projections are up to date as of 5/7/2016
  • Enjoy!

Rank

Rank Change

Player

Position Eligibility

Projected Value

Value Change

Comments

1

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Manny Machado

3B,SS

$ 57

The AL Player of the Month is a total disappointment with zero steal on the year.

2

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Mike Trout

CF

$ 56

+$ 2

I don't see any more tweets saying "Harper > Trout."

3

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Jose Altuve

2B

$ 55

+$ 1

Here is where Altuve stands in AL: 1st in SB. 2nd in HR. 2nd in R. 8th in AVG. 14th in RBI. The former batting title holder needs to work on his BA.

4

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Clayton Kershaw

SP

$ 54

+$ 4

He cannot let Arrieta steal another CY Young from him, so he had to improve his BB/9 from 1.62 to 0.51. This Kid is still getting better somehow every year.

5

1

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

$ 47

-$ 1

He is leading the ML in BB% with 22.9%, but most of us don't count BB in our games. Goldy, please stop being selfish and start swinging for us.

6

-1

Bryce Harper

CF,RF

$ 46

-$ 3

He is not leading any category in ML, and he is merely hitting .265! Harper, we needs you to play better (sounds like a joke, but not really for the Harper-standard).

7

1

Anthony Rizzo

1B

$ 45

The 26-year-old is 2nd in R, RBI and 3rd in HR in NL. His BA is also back up to .267.

8

1

Carlos Correa

SS

$ 44

+$ 1

.395 OBP is very impressive for a stunning sophomore, but we would love to see him hitting more HRs.

9

-2

Buster Posey

C,1B

$ 43

-$ 3

He quietly brought his BA back up to 300. A true lone star catcher.

10

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Starling Marte

LF,CF

$ 42

+$ 2

His .400 BABIP won't stay there, but he is a true 5-cat Fantasy treasure. Basically he is a Charlie Blackmon of last year without the help of the altitude. Trust the true breakout of the 27-year-old.

11

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Mookie Betts

CF,RF

$ 40

+$ 1

He is cold, but remember that he was hitting .234 5HR 5SB at this time of last year. He will come around just fine.

12

1

Nolan Arenado

3B

$ 38

+$ 1

Best talent in the best environment. He doesn't steal any bases, but you can't attempt to steal if almost 50% of your hits go extra bases (17 out of 35).

13

-1

Kris Bryant

3B,LF,RF

$ 38

-$ 1

His owners are disappointed because he hasn't improved from last season. But seriously, even for a Phenom like Bryant, it's not easy to beat 6.5 WAR rookie season.

14

3

Giancarlo Stanton

RF

$ 36

+$ 1

He needs 2 more HRs to be where he is supposed to be (to lead HR in the majors).

15

1

Miguel Cabrera

1B

$ 36

He has been much better lately, but he still needs to go a long way to meet our sky high expectation. But at this point, it's probably safe to assume his 40-HR days are over.

16

-2

Andrew McCutchen

CF

$ 36

-$ 1

He is a career .255 hitter in April, so he might need just little more time to heat up.

17

-2

Max Scherzer

SP

$ 35

He presented us a 7-run catastrophe right when we are just about to be relieved. Perfect timing to keep us stay puzzled.

18

2

Ryan Braun

LF,RF

$ 35

+$ 3

Keep partying like it's 2012.

19

-1

Xander Bogaerts

SS

$ 35

Little more HR would be nice for our games, but not many SS can do what he does now.

20

-1

Chris Sale

SP

$ 32

For last two games, he struck out 15 batters in 12.1 IP. His K is back on track, and he might reach his career high in W and ERA with the possibility of having the best White Sox team we have seen in last 10 years.

21

1

Robinson Cano

2B

$ 32

+$ 1

11 HRs with .306 BA. If you are asking anything more, you don't deserve to own him.

22

-1

Josh Donaldson

3B

$ 31

There are a good chance that his BA could settle around here (.277). Anyway, he still leads the majors with 30 R, and he is a one-of-kind hitter who deserves a better ranking. Steamer, please fix this for the sake of my article.

23

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Charlie Blackmon

LF,CF

$ 31

Hitting .314 since he is back from DL. He only has 1 HR in that same span, but he hasn't played a single game in the Coors yet. There is high chance that his owner isn't satisfied so far, so this could be a sneaky buy-low opportunity.

24

1

Justin Upton

LF

$ 29

Still haven't found his swing in his new uniform. His .366 BABIP is a career high but he is only averaging .239. The K leader of the ML is doing everything wrong at the plate now, but we know he is better.

25

8

Christian Yelich

LF,CF

$ 29

+$ 3

3 HRs in last 5 games. His counting stat is about to catch up his amazing slash line.

26

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Madison Bumgarner

SP

$ 29

He is only hitting .118 with 1 HR so far, but the 2-time Silver Slugger is more talented than that.

27

2

Francisco Lindor

SS

$ 29

+$ 2

His counting stats aren't brilliant yet, but his healthy .324 .385 .429 slash line is saying he deserves better.

28

2

Jose Abreu

1B

$ 29

+$ 1

The AL leading White Sox and a lot of Fantasy teams really need their best hitter to start swinging better to keep their win records. His BA could go up once his BABIP is corrected, but the diminished power is concerning.

29

18

Jonathan Lucroy

C,1B

$ 28

+$ 6

He added two HRs last week to his .309 BA. You are in a good shape if he is your C.

30

-6

Noah Syndergaard

SP

$ 28

-$ 2

He has slowed down in his last two starts, but no one is denying that this is the Year of Thor.

31

1

Corey Kluber

SP

$ 27

+$ 1

He has been always a great FIP pitcher. Let's see if he can finally bring down his ERA to his FIP level with Lindor's help this year.

32

-1

Stephen Strasburg

SP

$ 27

+$ 1

We have waited long enough to see this kind of Strasburg. He is one of the best pitchers in the league as long as his health permits.

33

-5

Jake Arrieta

SP

$ 26

-$ 1

His K-BB has dipped from last year, but he has 6 wins and 0.84 ERA. With the Cubs continuing their amazing hitting and defense, he is a prime candidate to finish as the leader in both categories.

34

-7

David Price

SP

$ 26

-$ 3

11.54 K/9, 2.61 BB/9, and 2.93 FIP, but his ERA is keep getting higher. Let's see how long he can continue this sabermetric conundrum.

35

3

Kenley Jansen

RP

$ 25

+$ 1

His SV-pace slowed down since last week, but no question he is the best closer in both real and fake world.

36

-1

Carlos Gonzalez

RF

$ 25

He is a career .258 .313 .442 hitter in away games. His HR numbers will catch up once the Rockies wrap up their current 9-game road trip.

37

-3

Jose Fernandez

SP

$ 25

-$ 1

He is currently having a control issue, but he leads the majors with 12.56 K/9. There is no need to worry about his outstanding stuff.

38

-2

Andrew Miller

RP

$ 25

Obviously Chapman's return is nearing and the lefty shouldn't be ranked here, but he owns 0.00 ERA and -0.10 FIP. It's a shame that we won't see him closing games only because the Yankees are addicted in collecting relievers.

39

4

Rougned Odor

2B

$ 25

+$ 2

He is red hot in May with .364 and 3 HRs. He is still a 22-old kid. He will be relevant to us for a long long time.

40

-3

Eric Hosmer

1B

$ 24

-$ 1

His .327 BA is the best among 1Bs, and he isn't so shabby on everything else. A true rotisserie jewel.

41

-1

Jon Lester

SP

$ 24

+$ 1

His 1.58 ERA deserves more than 3 wins with the ML leading Cubs.

42

11

Trevor Story

SS

$ 24

+$ 3

The rookie sensation's power has cooled down in May as he slugs only .414 (.674 in April), but he averages .310. He continues to find ways to contribute.

43

-1

Gerardo Parra

LF,CF,RF

$ 23

+$ 1

His numbers are not exciting at all, but you already know this guy was a steal of the draft.

44

1

Ian Kinsler

2B

$ 23

+$ 1

Age doesn't affect this guy.

45

-6

Todd Frazier

3B

$ 23

-$ 1

.200 BA isn't pretty, but he has been clearing the wall at least with 8 HRs. His BABIP can't stay at .184. The 30-year-old will be just fine.

46

-2

J.D. Martinez

RF

$ 23

He has been more patient at the plate, but it hasn't really helped his production yet. He currently owns uncharacteristic .239, 3HR.

47

2

Zack Greinke

SP

$ 23

+$ 1

He threw two 7-run games this year that inflated his ERA to 5.15, but he is obviously better. Leaving SoCal will continue to hurt his ERA, but he is otherwise a same pitcher from last year.

48

9

Yoenis Cespedes

LF,CF

$ 23

+$ 2

He is even better than the last year's breakout. He looks really good on that Mets uniform. The exciting Cuban is still a health risk.

49

12

J.T. Realmuto

C

$ 23

+$ 4

He has brought up his BA to .319, and now he is hitting at the leadoff spot. There aren't too many other catchers better to own.

50

-9

Jason Heyward

CF,RF

$ 22

-$ 1

Still struggling with 0 HR and .202. The Cubs are probably happy as long as they are winning with his outstanding defense, but his owners disagree.

51

-3

George Springer

CF,RF

$ 22

We finally have enough PA to understand this guy. His ceiling might not be as high as many anticipated, but his well-rounded numbers are still fantasy friendly.

52

4

Yasiel Puig

RF

$ 21

+$ 1

His hot start to the season is nowhere to be found. He is now averaging miserable .236 and it's not a BABIP issue (.284).

53

-7

Chris Davis

1B,RF

$ 21

-$ 1

He is ice cold in May with only two hits so far (1 HR), but he can easily lead the Majors in HR by the end of the season.

54

-2

Johnny Cueto

SP

$ 21

He randomly blew out against the Reds, but he came right back on track with 8.1 shutout inning against the Rockies. No more worries about his mediocre 2nd half of the last season.

55

-5

Joey Votto

1B

$ 21

His May OBP and SLG are back to normal .433 and .545, but those number doesn't help our Fantasy too much if he keeps his BA at .224.

56

2

David Ortiz

1B

$ 20

+$ 1

This lefty DH is 9 years older than Prince Fielder (another lefty DH) is, and averaging 103 points higher with 5 more HRs. He even has 1 SB.

57

-3

Adam Jones

CF

$ 20

-$ 1

His slow season continues, but his 4.3% HR/FB can't stay there too long (career 15.3%).

58

5

Daniel Murphy

1B,2B,3B

$ 20

+$ 1

It's probably a right time to start giving him more respect. He is still hitting crazy .402 and he only has 5 hitless games this year.

59

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Craig Kimbrel

RP

$ 20

He only allowed runs in two appearances. His ERA will come down, and he is still one of the best relievers in the game.

60

13

Hanley Ramirez

1B,LF

$ 19

+$ 3

He has picked up in May with .333 .429 .667, but his inconsistency is tough to be trusted.

61

-1

Salvador Perez

C

$ 19

+$ 1

His BA is down to .221 for now, but 4 HR is second highest among the catchers.

62

-11

Prince Fielder

1B

$ 19

-$ 2

He is a DH with .198 BA and 2 HR. He leads the majors with -1.0 WAR (from the behind).

63

2

Byung-ho Park

1B

$ 19

+$ 1

The Korean slugger found his groove. A real 30+ HR threat, which is a rare commodity among 1Bs these days.

64

-9

Jose Bautista

RF

$ 19

-$ 2

It might not be fair to expect another 40-HR season from the 35-year-old.

65

-1

Freddie Freeman

1B

$ 19

After a brutally slow start, his slash is back to his career level. The problem is that his career slash isn't very impressive.

66

18

Kyle Seager

3B

$ 18

+$ 2

Picking up his slacks in May. Slashing .433 .433 .900.

67

25

Jacoby Ellsbury

CF

$ 18

+$ 3

4 SBs in last three games. His legs are still fine, but we need to see him swinging for power.

68

3

Adrian Beltre

3B

$ 18

+$ 1

His extreme consistency ironically makes him too boring to own in Fantasy, but not many young guys can do what he does at age 37.

69

12

Brian Dozier

2B

$ 17

+$ 1

Slowly getting there by averaging .400 in May, but he is still way behind to replicate his previous productions. As long as he keeps hitting in 1 or 2 hole, his Fantasy value should be fine. BA is just not his thing.

70

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Edwin Encarnacion

1B

$ 17

He added two HRs in last 4 days, but he is still nowhere near what his owners need him to be.

71

25

Michael Brantley

LF,CF

$ 17

+$ 2

He hasn't done anything special yet since his return, but the most important thing is that he is healthy.

72

4

Dellin Betances

RP

$ 17

+$ 1

He has been shaky lately, but he still owns 2.57 ERA and 17.36 K/9. It's just impossible for him to hurt anybody's team even with his current non-closing role.

73

7

Miguel Sano

3B,RF

$ 17

+$ 1

He leads the Majors with his 33.8% Line Drive %. It's obviously a good sign, but if all those line drives only come out as .243 and 3 HR, he is not making anybody happy.

74

9

Gerrit Cole

SP

$ 17

+$ 1

His 3.95 ERA will be taken care of sooner or later. He won't give you amazing K-BB, but he is very good at avoiding HRs (career 0.55 HR/9).

75

-7

Josh Harrison

2B,3B,LF,RF

$ 17

-$ 1

He doesn't do anything flashy, but his well-balanced line will be pretty valuable in the end at light-hitting 2B position.

76

-1

Lorenzo Cain

CF

$ 17

It's becoming more and more obvious that his last season wasn't a breakout but a blip. He still can be rosterable, but his 26.5% K% is a career high, and CF is full of talent this year.

77

-10

Matt Carpenter

2B,3B

$ 17

-$ 1

He still gets on base very nicely as a leadoff (.365), but only 17 of them turned into runs. He doesn't steal bags, so he needs to bring up his BA and power to stay relevant. He only hit 4 HRs so far, but his 12.1% HR/FB suggests that his last year's power outburst wasn't a fluke. He is a must hold for now.

78

-4

Chris Archer

SP

$ 16

He bounced back nicely in his last three games (2 ER in 18.2 IP), but beware that he has been throwing more changeups to compensate his declined velocity. His changeup needs to stay sharp for him to stay as an ace.

79

-13

Wil Myers

1B,CF

$ 16

-$ 2

He is a strike-out prone (24.8%) and never walks (5.3%), but his HR-SB-AVG line is very good for our games.

80

NEW

Melky Cabrera

LF

$ 16

+$ 3

He is quietly having his best season since his PED suspension. He doesn't do anything interesting, but his R/RBI/AVG could make him worthwhile to roster.

81

9

Nelson Cruz

RF

$ 16

+$ 1

His BA is 30 points down, but he still gets on base at the same rate (.371). He will catchup his HR numbers once his 15.2% HR/FB bounce back, but we should not expect him to reach another 40 HR mark at 35.

82

9

Zach Britton

RP

$ 16

+$ 1

If he can maintain his 12.41 K/9 throughout the season, the lefty can rise as one of the top names in the closing business.

83

-4

Jason Kipnis

2B

$ 16

Looks like he actually learned how to keep his BABIP high (.351). If he can bring back is K-rate down to his career level, he might have another 300 season waiting for him.

84

9

Masahiro Tanaka

SP

$ 16

+$ 1

He is probably the only Yankees pitcher worthwhile to own. Read More.

85

2

Mark Trumbo

1B,LF,RF

$ 16

His breakout is official.

86

-24

Matt Harvey

SP

$ 16

-$ 3

It's okay to panic now. We have seen enough.

87

-15

Anthony Rendon

2B,3B

$ 16

-$ 1

He finally launched two homers in May, but it came with miserable .143 BA. It's time to let go of his 2014 campaign. He is talented, but his 10.4% HR/FB back in 2014 could be just a blip. His power is below average.

88

-10

David Peralta

LF,RF

$ 16

Completely failing his mission to protect Goldy. The former pitcher isn't fully exploiting his hitter friendly home park, but he should hit more HR than now as his millions of infield flies (17.7% IFFB%, 21st in ML) start to travel beyond the diamond.

89

-4

Ben Revere

LF,CF,RF

$ 16

He has two hits since the activation, but both went extra bases. Stick to the singles Ben.

90

7

Albert Pujols

1B

$ 16

+$ 1

His 28.6% soft hit % is 6th in the league, just behind guys like Gordon, Burns, and Deshields. He needs to hit harder to bring up his .174 BABIP, which shouldn't be too hard since his soft% last year was 15.8% (career 14.1%). Otherwise, he is exactly the same guy from last year. His HR/FB and Hard Hit % suggest that he didn't lose his power yet, so the legendary 1B can bounce back pretty soon. BUY LOW!

91

9

Billy Hamilton

CF

$ 16

+$ 1

His .130 ISO is career high, but that just makes him harder to steal. 7 SB is a very disappointing for a one-category player like him.

92

-15

DJ LeMahieu

2B

$ 16

-$ 1

Not so much power play even with the Coors-effect, but he occasionally hits at the top of the most run-producing lineup, and his decent steals and BA makes him a mixed-league asset.

93

-5

David Robertson

RP

$ 15

As long as the White Sox keep winning, his skill is strong enough to post so many SVs.

94

-25

Jacob deGrom

SP

$ 15

-$ 2

His velocity is down worrisome 2.5 mph since last year, and now he is posting sheer 6.35 K/9. His ERA and FIP still looks fine but this is not the most welcoming sign after the minor injury.

95

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Adrian Gonzalez

1B

$ 15

He is currently putting up uncharacteristic 2.24 GB/FB (career 1.09), which has been limiting his HR to 3 so far. That number is just too out of ordinary to be treated as something permanent. Expect his power to return soon.

96

NEW

Matt Kemp

RF

$ 15

+$ 1

.551 SLG is highest since 2011. Petco Park is no longer a HR purgatory, and Kemp has enough talent to produce long balls. He is surprisingly still only 31 years old.

97

-15

Dallas Keuchel

SP

$ 15

-$ 1

The two most important pitching measures, K-BB and GB% are down since last year. His 88 mph fastball isn't getting anybody out so far. He better develop his cutter fast to repeat his success.

98

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Jean Segura

2B,SS

$ 15

He hasn't homered in last 9 games, but he still managed to hit .324 BA. Welcome back to our lives.

99

-10

Gregory Polanco

RF

$ 15

-$ 1

His .296 BA should be adjusted down, but his improved OBP looks legit. It's a sad thing that we care BA more in our games, and 3 SB is way below what we expect from him.

100

-14

Nick Hundley

C

$ 14

-$ 1

Heading to DL once again. His numbers as a Rockies catcher could be very valuable, but he just can't catch any break.

Fallouts: Elvis Andrus, Dustin Pedroia

On the Bubble: Aroldis Chapman, Eugenio Suarez, Kevin Pillar, Brett Gardner, Drew Smyly, Brandon Belt