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Week 19 Overall Top 100 Steamer Ranking

The crazy trade deadline is over, and now it's time to focus on our stretch runs. The Steamer ranking is here to help you.

Terry Ryan. Sorry, I couldn't be there for you. But I'm here now.
Terry Ryan. Sorry, I couldn't be there for you. But I'm here now.
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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.
  • 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.
  • This is a bi-weekly series, and check out the Week 17 Ranking here.
  • All stats and projections are up to date as of 8/7/2016
  • Enjoy!

Rank

Ranking Change

Player

Position

Projected Value

Value Change

Comment

1

=

Mike Trout

CF

$ 57

-$ 1

2

+1

Manny Machado

3B,SS

$ 52

+$ 2

Okay, so he doesn't steal bases any more, but you probably won't care after his 3 HR 7 RBI performance against the White Sox on Sunday.

3

+5

Starling Marte

LF,CF

$ 50

+$ 7

Couple big names such as Cespedes and Revere (?) have exited the ranking, and now the best available LFs are on the rise. Marte is currently on 17-game power drought, but 39 SB and .319 are what matters here.

4

-2

Jose Altuve

2B

$ 49

-$ 6

5

-1

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

$ 47

-$ 1

6

=

Mookie Betts

CF,RF

$ 46

+$ 2

7

+6

Ryan Braun

LF,RF

$ 46

+$ 7

8

-3

Bryce Harper

CF,RF

$ 44

-$ 2

9

+1

Buster Posey

C,1B

$ 43

+$ 2

10

+7

Charlie Blackmon

LF,CF

$ 43

+$ 5

11

+3

Miguel Cabrera

1B

$ 43

+$ 3

6 HR and .413 in his last 12 games. 33-year-old Miggi isn't going away easy.

12

-3

Kris Bryant

3B,LF,RF

$ 41

13

+3

Max Scherzer

SP

$ 41

+$ 1

14

-2

Anthony Rizzo

1B

$ 40

15

-4

Xander Bogaerts

SS

$ 39

-$ 1

The All Star SS is hitting only .143 in August with zero power (no extra-base hit). Every Red Sox brother tends to get cold at the same time, and August hasn't been their month yet.

16

-1

Nolan Arenado

3B

$ 38

-$ 1

17

+4

Carlos Gonzalez

RF

$ 35

+$ 1

18

+4

Josh Donaldson

3B

$ 35

19

-1

David Ortiz

1B

$ 34

-$ 3

20

+3

Jose Fernandez

SP

$ 34

21

-2

Carlos Correa

SS

$ 33

-$ 2

22

+6

Wil Myers

1B,CF

$ 32

+$ 1

23

+11

Andrew Miller

RP

$ 32

+$ 4

He is supposedly one of the best closers going forward, but the Indians, who are on the losing streak, haven't provided enough opportunities. Francona also might have a different idea about how to use his best weapon (came in at 6th inning on Aug 4th to face the Twins top of the order).

24

=

Christian Yelich

LF,CF

$ 32

-$ 1

25

+7

Francisco Lindor

SS

$ 31

+$ 2

26

+4

Andrew McCutchen

CF

$ 31

+$ 1

His body is wearing down, and he can't stay on the field consistently. Even when he is playing, he is only hitting .241/.314/.404. Read More.

27

+6

Giancarlo Stanton

RF

$ 30

+$ 2

28

-3

Daniel Murphy

1B,2B,3B

$ 30

-$ 1

29

-9

Jonathan Lucroy

C,1B

$ 30

-$ 5

A great hitter who deserves to win doesn't need any AL-adjustment period. Luc is already hitting .300/.333/.800 with 2 HR in 5 games with his new team, and he is ready for the big stage for the first time since 2011.

30

-4

Hanley Ramirez

1B,LF

$ 30

-$ 1

31

+12

Jonathan Villar

3B,SS

$ 30

+$ 4

The MLB SB leader has been on the August Rush as he hit .487 with 5 SB in 6 games, and he now only needs one more to reach the double-digit in HR.

32

-5

Kenley Jansen

RP

$ 29

-$ 2

33

-2

Aroldis Chapman

RP

$ 29

-$ 1

34

+2

Robinson Cano

2B

$ 29

35

-6

Madison Bumgarner

SP

$ 28

-$ 3

The Giants haven't won the last 5 games started by their dominant lefty ace, but it's hardly Mad Bum's fault as he still put up beautiful 3.18 ERA and 35K in 34 IP.

36

-1

Noah Syndergaard

SP

$ 28

-$ 1

Thor lasted beyond 6 inning only once in his last 8 starts, and he put up uncharacteristic 4.06 ERA in that span. He is still the best, but his elbow has been preventing him from taking over the NL CY Young throne.

37

+4

Corey Kluber

SP

$ 28

+$ 2

38

+56

Willson Contreras

C,LF

$ 27

+$ 12

The 24-year-old Venezuelan's last HR came at the Independence Day, and he has only hit .237 since then. Nevertheless, he has been getting consistent at bats, and he should provide plenty of offense as a catcher as long as he takes the field consistently.

39

-1

Joey Votto

1B

$ 27

-$ 1

40

=

Stephen Strasburg

SP

$ 27

41

+56

Dellin Betances

RP

$ 26

+$ 11

Finally. The best reliever in the world has taken over the well-deserved 9th inning role. Now the New York fans can let go the memories of Mo and watch their new closer dominate the Yankees Stadium for a long time.

42

+2

Jose Abreu

1B

$ 26

+$ 1

43

-6

Chris Sale

SP

$ 26

-$ 3

44

+4

Adam Jones

CF

$ 26

+$ 2

45

+2

Jean Segura

2B,SS

$ 25

+$ 2

46

+12

Justin Upton

LF,CF

$ 25

+$ 3

47

+49

Matt Kemp

LF,RF

$ 25

+$ 10

The Padres badly wanted to get rid of their best HR hitter, and now the former All Star has taken his talent to the South, where he plays LF.

48

-6

David Price

SP

$ 25

-$ 1

49

+7

Gregory Polanco

LF,RF

$ 25

+$ 3

50

-5

Rougned Odor

2B

$ 24

51

-12

George Springer

CF,RF

$ 24

-$ 3

52

NEW

Dee Gordon

2B

$ 24

+$ 33

The wait is over. The Flash of South Beach is hitting .324 with 4 SB since his return and he is ready to take his team to the October baseball.

53

-7

Jake Arrieta

SP

$ 24

After brutal 4.88 July, the North Side ace delivered a much-needed 8 shutdown innings at the Coliseum. Here comes the catch.  He only struck out 4 batters, and he owns an underwhelming 7.3 K/9 since July.

54

+14

Adrian Beltre

3B

$ 23

+$ 4

55

+9

Melky Cabrera

LF

$ 23

+$ 2

56

+3

J.T. Realmuto

C

$ 23

+$ 1

57

+6

Jon Lester

SP

$ 23

+$ 1

58

-8

Jason Kipnis

2B

$ 22

-$ 1

59

-8

Ian Kinsler

2B

$ 22

-$ 1

60

-7

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

$ 22

-$ 1

61

-1

Johnny Cueto

SP

$ 22

62

+15

Victor Martinez

1B

$ 22

+$ 4

The 37-year-old V-Mart is hitting .353/.450/.825 in August, and he is helping the red hot Tigers's playoff pursuit. His knees aren't built to run, but his BABIP is compensated by the switch hitter's excellent 25% line drive rate.

63

-8

Ian Desmond

SS,LF,CF

$ 22

-$ 1

64

-15

Salvador Perez

C

$ 22

-$ 2

65

+27

Yadier Molina

C

$ 22

+$ 6

66

-5

Matt Holliday

1B,LF

$ 21

67

-60

Clayton Kershaw

SP

$ 21

-$ 22

Oops.

68

-6

Eric Hosmer

1B

$ 20

-$ 1

69

+3

Brandon Belt

1B,LF

$ 20

+$ 2

70

+1

Nelson Cruz

RF

$ 20

+$ 2

71

NEW

Trea Turner

2B,CF

$ 20

+$ 36

The best hitting prospect of the Nationals isn't a prospect any more. He is already producing amazing .303/.340/506 with 8 SB in only 22 games, and he is a multi-position eligible leadoff. Congratulation to all those patient Trea owners out there. You hit a Jackpot.

72

+1

Freddie Freeman

1B

$ 20

+$ 1

73

NEW

Craig Kimbrel

RP

$ 20

+$ 30

74

NEW

Yu Darvish

SP

$ 20

+$ 7

It took a while for the finest Japanese produce to be back on the mound, but the long-waited fruit couldn't be any sweeter than this. He is putting up 2.73 with delightful 13.0 K/9 since his return.

75

NEW

Brian Dozier

2B

$ 19

+$ 5

What an interesting turn of the event. After hitting disastrous .202/.294/.329 in his first two months (which probably didn't help Terry Ryan's case), he has hit .309/.372/.640 since the beginning of June. And the 29-year-old 2B is somehow about to have the best season in his career...

76

-6

Dustin Pedroia

2B

$ 19

77

+12

Mark Trumbo

1B,LF,RF

$ 19

+$ 3

78

-26

Zach Britton

RP

$ 19

-$ 4

Obviously the lefty closer hasn't done anything wrong since Apr 30 (his last ER), but his ranking dropped as we now have few more elite relievers finally closing (Miller, Betances, Giles).

79

-14

Albert Pujols

1B

$ 19

-$ 2

80

+5

Corey Seager

SS

$ 19

+$ 2

81

+6

Kyle Seager

3B

$ 19

+$ 2

82

-13

Zack Greinke

SP

$ 19

83

+10

Anthony Rendon

2B,3B

$ 19

+$ 3

84

-4

Ben Zobrist

2B,LF,RF

$ 19

+$ 1

85

NEW

Jose Bautista

RF

$ 18

+$ 12

Joey Bats is back! And the joy ends there pretty much. He is hitting miserable .160/.300/.360 since his return. He is having trouble waking up from that Odor's sucker punch, but the 35-year-old needs to get his act together soon for his free agency this winter.

86

-2

Evan Longoria

3B

$ 18

+$ 1

87

-6

Miguel Sano

3B,RF

$ 18

88

-13

Chris Davis

1B,RF

$ 18

-$ 1

89

-6

Jacob deGrom

SP

$ 18

90

NEW

Tyler Skaggs

SP

$ 18

The former top prospect finally made back to the MLB mound after his tearful 7 years, and his first three starts were nothing short of brilliance (2.04 ERA 8.66 K/9). He dominated the AAA hitting just before he was called up, and the 2009 draftee is finally ready to make a stride.

91

-1

Jackie Bradley Jr.

LF,CF,RF

$ 18

+$ 2

92

-16

Stephen Piscotty

1B,LF,CF,RF

$ 18

93

NEW

Justin Verlander

SP

$ 17

+$ 3

The former MVP isn't getting any younger at age 33, but his velocity has been creeping up as of late, and he averaged over 94 mph for the first time this season on July 7 at Toronto. Since then, the veteran has pitching like his vintage-self and putting up unbelievable 1.94 ERA with 10.6 K/9 in his 6 starts. What is going on here...

94

NEW

Billy Hamilton

CF

$ 17

+$ 3

The speedster lost his break since the All-Star break, and he stole 21 bags in his last 21 games. He only got caught twice in that span. He has been simply invincible on the base path this year all of sudden.

95

-21

Josh Harrison

2B,3B,LF,RF

$ 17

-$ 1

96

NEW

Jacoby Ellsbury

CF

$ 17

+$ 3

97

NEW

Brad Miller

2B,SS,LF,CF

$ 17

+$ 10

The 26-year-old SS is finally displaying the power that got him drafted 2nd round back in 2011. His 20 HR is 4th most among Yahoo Eligible SS, and his .258 BA is playable considering his excellent courting stats. The Rays uniform certainly suits him very well.

98

-16

DJ LeMahieu

2B

$ 17

-$ 1

99

NEW

Carlos Beltran

RF

$ 16

+$ 6

Time to respect the elderly. After hitting .257/.320/.439 in his first two seasons with the Bombers, the veteran switch hitter wanted to make a generous gift to the Yankees for his 45 million dollar contract. The 39-year-old with .304/.344/.546 slash line isn't thinking about quitting baseball this winter.

100

NEW

Brett Gardner

LF,CF

$ 16

+$ 6

Fallouts: Todd Frazier, Carlos Carrasco, Evan Gattis, Carlos Santana, Dallas Keuchel, Adam Eaton, Michael Pineda, Hector Rondon, Aledmys Diaz, Ben Revere, Yoenis Cespedes, Koji Uehara

On the Bubble: Jose Ramirez, Jake Lamb, Adam Duvall, Howie Kendrick, Ken Giles, Kenta Maeda, Justin Turner