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Week 23 Overall Top 100 Steamer Ranking

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The last ranking of the 2016 season! Let's finish strong before we move on to football!

The new King of Baseball has arrived.
The new King of Baseball has arrived.
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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 21 Ranking here.
  • All stats and projections are up to date as of 9/3/2016
  • Enjoy!

Rank

Ranking Change

Player

Position

Projected Value

Value Change

Comment

1

=

Mike Trout

CF

$ 52

+$ 1

2

+3

Starling Marte

LF,CF

$ 48

+$ 5

After hitting career high 19 HR in 2015, Marte's diminished power has been a lone blemish for his otherwise perfect 2016 campaign. Finally, he launched 2 dingers in his last six games, which came after 33 games of dry streak. He has hit .462/.462/.769 during that span, and the versatile outfielder might be ready to finish the season strong.

3

+3

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

$ 44

+$ 1

4

-1

Bryce Harper

CF,RF

$ 44

-$ 2

5

-3

Mookie Betts

CF,RF

$ 43

-$ 3

6

+5

Kris Bryant

1B,3B,LF,RF

$ 42

+$ 3

Since the start of August, the Northside hero has hit .373/.464/.703, and his 36 HR, 91 RBI, and .306 BA season line as a member of MLB leading club indicates nothing but the MVP of 2016. He is now eligible for four different defensive positions, and he leads WAR in the NL. He is no doubt the best player in both real and fake baseball at age 24. Kris has successfully claimed his right to the Iron Throne, and we will live under his reign for a long time.

7

+2

Max Scherzer

SP

$ 41

+$ 2

His season didn't start out well, but he is now rightfully leading the MLB in K and WHIP, and he is a serious threat for Bumgarner's first CY Young claim. His HR issue isn't going anywhere, but he limits base runners so efficiently that his 16 out of 26 HR-allowed have been solos. He has already pitched 190 IP in 28 starts (Bumgarner: 193.2 IP in 29 starts), and he is very likely be the most valuable Fantasy pitcher for the last month of the season.

8

-4

Manny Machado

3B,SS

$ 40

-$ 3

9

-2

Charlie Blackmon

LF,CF

$ 40

10

+2

Miguel Cabrera

1B

$ 39

+$ 1

11

-1

Ryan Braun

LF,RF

$ 38

-$ 1

12

-4

Jose Altuve

2B

$ 38

-$ 2

13

+4

Nolan Arenado

3B

$ 36

+$ 2

He is the RBI leader of MLB with 117, and he also scored 100 R. The only other 100-100 hitter is Mookie Betts. There is no question about the Coors boosting his overall numbers, but his legit power can fare well in anywhere, and he successfully set himself as a consistent elite Fantasy producer at age 25.

14

+2

Andrew Miller

RP

$ 36

+$ 1

15

+3

Kenley Jansen

RP

$ 35

+$ 2

16

+3

Carlos Gonzalez

RF

$ 34

+$ 2

17

-2

Xander Bogaerts

SS

$ 33

-$ 1

18

+3

David Ortiz

1B

$ 32

He has reached 30HR-100RBI plateau for 4th consecutive years, and his .309 ISO is his best since 2007. Nobody knows why he has to retire at the peak of his career, but he is surely producing one of the best retirement slash in the history of baseball.

19

+1

Aroldis Chapman

RP

$ 32

20

+5

Josh Donaldson

3B

$ 32

+$ 2

JD isn't probably happy if he ever sees this ranking, but regardless of what Steamer thinks, his 2016 season has been a perfect encore to his 2015 MVP campaign, and he probably deserves another one this year. The third baseman will be remembered as one of the biggest mistakes in Billy Beane's career.

21

+1

Dellin Betances

RP

$ 31

22

-9

Buster Posey

C,1B

$ 30

-$ 6

23

+3

Gary Sanchez

C

$ 29

+$ 1

The Bomber's rookie sensation finally has cooled off, and he didn't record any HR in his last 5 games. We still can't ignore, however, what happened while he was winning two consecutive AL Player of the Week awards, and he has chance to push himself up to the top of 2017 Catcher Big Board.

24

-1

Andrew McCutchen

CF

$ 29

-$ 2

25

-11

Anthony Rizzo

1B

$ 29

-$ 6

26

+8

Daniel Murphy

1B,2B,3B

$ 28

+$ 3

He is no longer hanging on to his batting title at this moment, but he still leads the NL in slugging percentage with .595 (AL Leader: Ortiz with .629). He had a slow month of August in his standard (.307/.366/.525), and he needs a strong September to push his case for the NL MVP.

27

-3

Jose Fernandez

SP

$ 28

-$ 2

28

-1

Francisco Lindor

SS

$ 27

-$ 1

29

+1

Madison Bumgarner

SP

$ 27

The leading NL CY Young candidate didn't enjoy August at all (4.14 ERA), but he bounced back nicely against the ML leading Cubs with 6.0 IP 2 ER 10 K gem. The Giants need him to step up more than ever, and the lefty ace is well-known for delivering at the clutch.

30

-2

Carlos Correa

SS

$ 26

-$ 2

31

+6

J.D. Martinez

RF

$ 25

+$ 1

32

+1

Joey Votto

1B

$ 25

33

-2

Hanley Ramirez

1B,LF

$ 25

-$ 1

34

+8

Jean Segura

2B,SS

$ 25

+$ 1

While the Brewers won't be thinking about Segura as their roster is teeming with young infield talents, he has been trying hard to make his previous owner regretful. He is having absolutely the best season of his career with his new team, and unlike his first breakout in 2013, he hasn't slowed down since the All-Star break at all (.329/.380/.538). He will continue to be qualified at both infield spots for the next season, and he is still 26 years old.

35

+4

David Price

SP

$ 25

+$ 1

It took him a while to adjust to his new life at the Fenway, but the well-paid southpaw finally has pitched like a true ace since the All-Star break (3.12 ERA). He has struggled with his velocity for a short period of the time during August, but he brought them back up to mid-93 mph in his last two starts. We can now sit back and watch his K% follows.

36

+7

Jonathan Lucroy

C,1B

$ 25

+$ 1

37

-1

Chris Sale

SP

$ 24

38

-6

Noah Syndergaard

SP

$ 24

-$ 2

39

+7

Jose Abreu

1B

$ 24

+$ 1

40

+1

Stephen Strasburg

SP

$ 23

-$ 1

41

+44

Yadier Molina

C

$ 23

+$ 7

Yadi's power output just increased by 50% with his most recent back-to-back HR games (6 HR for the season). He always owns a nice slash line, so couple dingers added to his profile makes him very appealing for the Fantasy purpose.

42

-13

Corey Kluber

SP

$ 23

-$ 4

43

-5

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

$ 22

-$ 2

44

NEW

A.J. Pollock

CF

$ 22

+$ 55

"Why did he come back for the 57-win team" is a question for another day. For whatever reasons, the injury prone outfielder is back on the roster, and he didn't waste any time to pick up from where he left off.  He is hitting .321/.406/.429 since the activation, and he also isn't shy to run (4 SB in 7 games).

45

-1

Christian Yelich

LF,CF

$ 22

-$ 1

46

-6

George Springer

CF,RF

$ 22

-$ 2

47

=

Robinson Cano

2B

$ 22

48

-13

Jonathan Villar

3B,SS

$ 22

-$ 3

49

-1

Adrian Beltre

3B

$ 21

50

+17

Gregory Polanco

LF,RF

$ 21

+$ 3

After slugging .369 for the first two seasons, Polanco has already homered more than double of his last year's total (9 to 21), and he continues to steal bases (12). His strikingly high early season OBP has regressed to .335 as he hit .229/.273/.493 for the second half, but his power explosion is good enough to make up for his owners.

51

-2

Wil Myers

1B,CF,RF

$ 21

-$ 1

52

+14

Matt Kemp

LF,RF

$ 21

+$ 3

53

=

Zach Britton

RP

$ 21

54

+21

Jose Bautista

RF

$ 21

+$ 3

We have been through this exercise couple times already, but Joey Bat is back once again. He has struggled throughout this year, but he has hit regular-looking .263/.326/.500 since the latest activation, and he seems to be finally ready to hit the free agency market.

55

-1

Craig Kimbrel

RP

$ 20

+$ 1

56

+1

Trea Turner

2B,CF

$ 20

+$ 1

He only has played 46 games this season, but he already stole 20 bases along with 5 HR and .338 BA. He has been a fixture at the leadoff spot for the last two months, and he hasn't shown any sign of slowing down so far. His future looks surely brighter than anyone at this point, but his 20.6 K% and 2.9 BB% are something to be aware of.

57

NEW

David Dahl

LF,CF

$ 20

+$ 18

The rookie has started off his career in style with 28-game on-base streak (he even pinch-hit for two games in that span), and he continues to show off his versatility with 5 HR, 5 SB, and .333 in 37 games. This is exactly what we (and the Rockies) expected from Gerardo Parra this season (which didn't happen).

58

-8

Billy Hamilton

CF

$ 20

-$ 1

59

+12

Seung Hwan Oh

RP

$ 20

+$ 2

60

-8

Dee Gordon

2B

$ 19

-$ 2

61

-10

Corey Seager

SS

$ 19

-$ 2

62

+16

Victor Martinez

1B

$ 19

+$ 2

63

+6

Ian Desmond

SS,LF,CF

$ 19

+$ 1

64

+16

Carlos Carrasco

SP

$ 19

+$ 2

65

-1

Freddie Freeman

1B

$ 19

66

-7

Edwin Diaz

RP

$ 19

67

+23

Albert Pujols

1B

$ 18

+$ 3

There is no doubt that the future HoF isn't worth $240M, but he is at least not going away quietly. His 106 RBI is third most in the AL, and the veteran is in line for his 14th 30 HR season. More surprisingly, his BA has been tolerable .264. He is apparently dealing with another foot injury, but he didn't look to be bothered by it (launched 2 HR first game after the injury announcement).

68

+20

Ken Giles

RP

$ 18

+$ 3

69

-13

Johnny Cueto

SP

$ 18

-$ 1

70

-10

Jon Lester

SP

$ 18

-$ 1

71

-9

Clayton Kershaw

SP

$ 18

72

+7

Justin Verlander

SP

$ 18

+$ 1

After failing to throw harder than 93 mph for the first two months, the former MVP somehow rejuvenated and has been absolutely lights out since June with 2.80 ERA and 9.41 K/9. He still allows more HR than anyone (8 HR in his last 6 starts) as his 33.5% GB rate is 4th lowest in the league, but his high flyball pitching has also allowed him to achieve .247 BABIP and the AL leading 0.99 WHIP.

73

-15

Jose Ramirez

2B,3B,SS,LF

$ 18

-$ 1

74

-6

Rougned Odor

2B

$ 18

75

-10

Justin Upton

LF,CF

$ 18

-$ 1

76

+8

Roberto Osuna

RP

$ 17

+$ 2

77

-1

Nelson Cruz

RF

$ 17

78

+5

Lorenzo Cain

CF,RF

$ 17

79

-24

Jason Kipnis

2B

$ 16

-$ 3

80

+2

Chris Archer

SP

$ 16

81

=

Kyle Seager

3B

$ 16

82

-5

Zack Greinke

SP

$ 16

-$ 1

The reigning ERA title holder had showed some signs of life before he hit the DL (1.63 ERA in 6 games in June), but the veteran righty fell right back to the earth with ugly 6.41 ERA since the activation. He still owns reasonable 3.64 FIP, but his days as an elite Fantasy pitcher is long gone.

83

-9

Yu Darvish

SP

$ 16

-$ 1

84

NEW

Chris Davis

1B,RF

$ 16

+$ 2

Crush is beginning to heat up in August with 10 HR, and he added another one to start the new month. This should have been his owner's long-awaited hot streak, but he somehow has still averaged .217 while slugging 11 HR. He continues to leads the league in K, and now his owners are jealous of others who picked up Chris Carter for free (Davis: 33 HR 74 RBI .221. Carter: 31 HR 74 RBI .226).

85

-22

Evan Longoria

3B

$ 16

-$ 3

86

-14

Jake Arrieta

SP

$ 16

-$ 2

87

NEW

Michael Pineda

SP

$ 16

+$ 5

Pineda will always flirt with this ranking due to his outstanding sabermetric measures (3.72 FIP and 3.33 xFIP), but we know better. As long as he pitches in the AL East with terrible Yankees defense behind his back, his 5.12 ERA doesn't stand a chance to reflect his FIP.

88

-15

Jacob deGrom

SP

$ 15

-$ 2

The righty ace has been going through a rough patch with 9.82 ERA in his last three starts, and the manager recently announced that he has been dealing with some soreness in his forearm. At this point, the Mets really need to consider firing their medical and training staff.

89

NEW

Salvador Perez

C

$ 15

+$ 3

90

-3

Eric Hosmer

1B

$ 15

91

+1

DJ LeMahieu

2B

$ 15

92

+5

Ian Kinsler

2B

$ 15

93

-23

Brian Dozier

2B

$ 15

-$ 3

I'm not sure why his ranking is down because it really shouldn't be. Since the beginning of August, he played in 32 games and he DIDN'T homer in only 17 of those. He literally hits HR every other day, and he also stole 5 bags in that span. I mean, when he hits, he usually goes extra bases (26 of 43 hits are XBH since August), so I'm curious how he even finds opportunity to attempt to steal. Anyway, he has officially topped Ian Desmond for the most-dropped-best-player award.

94

-49

Adam Jones

CF

$ 15

-$ 8

95

-9

Anthony Rendon

2B,3B

$ 15

-$ 1

96

=

Masahiro Tanaka

SP

$ 15

97

-36

Dustin Pedroia

2B

$ 14

-$ 5

98

NEW

Tim Anderson

SS

$ 14

+$ 6

Another young SS is about the join the elite group. As a rookie, he has put up a well-rounded 7 HR, 7 SB, .282 line in 72 games, and he mostly hits 1st or 2nd in the batting order.

99

NEW

Khris Davis

LF

$ 14

+$ 3

As soon as this year, we might start to think of Khris first when we hear people talking about "Crush Davis." The real Khrush has finally showcased his well-advertised power at age 28, and he is currently taking the lead at the Battle of Crushes, 34 to 33 HR. Unlike Crush, he doesn't walk too much but he edges him at BA, which matters more in our games.

100

-11

Ben Zobrist

2B,LF,RF

$ 14

-$ 2

Fallouts: Tyler Skaggs, Melky Cabrera, Carlos Santana, Matt Carpenter, Brad Miller, Miguel Sano, Gerrit Cole

On the Bubble: Mark Melancon, Wilson Contreras, Stephen Piscotty, Wade Davis, Cameron Maybin, Rich Hill, Jedd Gyorko