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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Top 250 rest of season rankings

Your weekly Top 250 update

Lance McCullers had a great outing on Tuesday. How did it help improve his rest of season ranking?
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We are roughly a week into the 2017 MLB season. Has anything really changed that much? In short, not really. Alas, we dive into my first Top 250 Rest of Season edition. This will be updated weekly and provide you a look at the movers in fantasy baseball on a weekly basis. I’ll do my best to explain any large rankings changes and feel free to ask player specific questions in the comments. This is your weekly forum to sound off with any fantasy questions you have. I’m here to help you!

Top 250

Rank Player Team Position(s) Pos Rank
Rank Player Team Position(s) Pos Rank
1 Mike Trout LAA OF OF1
2 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B1/OF2
3 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF3
4 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
5 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
6 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B2
7 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF4
8 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B2
9 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B3
10 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B3
11 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP1
12 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B4/SS1
13 Trea Turner WAS OF/2B OF5/2B2
14 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF6
15 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP2
16 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP3
17 Corey Seager LAD SS SS2
18 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B4
19 Starling Marte PIT OF OF7
20 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP4
21 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP5
22 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS3
23 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B3/1B5
24 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B6
25 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B4
26 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS4
27 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS5
28 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP6
29 Chris Sale BOS SP SP7
30 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF8
31 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF9
32 George Springer HOU OF OF10
33 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF11
34 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/3B SS6/3B5
35 Jon Lester CHC SP SP8
36 Trevor Story COL SS SS7
37 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B7
38 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B5
39 Justin Verlander DET SP SP9
40 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP10
41 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF12
42 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP11
43 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF13
44 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B6
45 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF14
46 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF15
47 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B7
48 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP12
49 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B5
50 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP13
51 Chris Archer TB SP SP14
52 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B8
53 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B9
54 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF16
55 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP15
56 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP16
57 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B10
58 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B6
59 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
60 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP17
61 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B8/SS8
62 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B11
63 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B9
64 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF17
65 Buster Posey SF C C1
66 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B12
67 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B10
68 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C2
69 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP18
70 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP19
71 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B8
72 Todd Frazier CWS 3B 3B9
73 Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF18
74 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF19
75 Adam Jones BAL OF OF20
76 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF21
77 Justin Upton DET OF OF22
78 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF23
79 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF24
80 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP2
81 Zach Britton BAL RP RP3
82 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF25
83 Seung Hwan Oh STL RP RP4
84 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP5
85 Jose Quintana CWS SP SP20
86 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF26
87 Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP21
88 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP22
89 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP23
90 Khris Davis OAK OF OF27
91 Matt Carpenter STL 3B/2B/1B 3B10/2B11/1B13
92 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B11
93 Gary Sanchez NYY C C3
94 Wade Davis CHC RP RP6
95 Ken Giles HOU RP RP7
96 Mark Melancon SF RP RP8
97 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP9
98 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP10
99 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP11
100 Cole Hamels TEX SP SP24
101 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP25/RP12
102 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B12
103 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B12
104 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B13
105 Danny Salazar CLE SP SP26
106 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C4/OF28
107 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF29
108 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/OF 3B13/OF30
109 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B14
110 J.D. Martinez DET OF OF31
111 Adam Eaton WAS OF OF32
112 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP27
113 John Lackey CHC SP SP28
114 David Price BOS SP SP29
115 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP30
116 Aledmys Diaz STL SS SS9
117 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B14
118 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF33
119 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP31
120 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP32
121 Felix Hernandez SEA SP SP33
122 Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP34
123 Victor Martinez DET DH DH1
124 Addison Russell CHC SS SS10
125 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B15
126 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF34
127 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C5
128 Alex Colome TB RP RP13
129 Cody Allen CLE RP RP14
130 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP35
131 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP36
132 Mike Napoli TEX 1B 1B15
133 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP15
134 Brandon Belt SF 1B 1B16
135 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B16
136 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B17
137 Adrian Gonzalez LAD 1B 1B18
138 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF35
139 Jose Bautista TOR OF OF36
140 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF37
141 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF38
142 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP37
143 Joc Pederson LAD OF OF39
144 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS11
145 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF40
146 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP38
147 Lance McCullers HOU SP SP39
148 Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS12
149 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS13
150 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF41
151 Carlos Beltran HOU OF OF42
152 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B17/2B14/SS14
153 Eduardo Nunez SF 3B/SS 3B18/SS15
154 Ben Zobrist CHC 2B/OF 2B15/OF43
155 Logan Forsythe LAD 2B 2B16
156 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP40
157 Rich Hill LAD SP SP41
158 Randal Grichuk STL OF OF44
159 Greg Bird NYY 1B 1B19
160 Jeurys Familia NYM RP RP16
161 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP42
162 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP43
163 J.A. Happ TOR SP SP44
164 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B17
165 Ian Desmond COL OF OF45
166 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF46
167 Curtis Granderson NYM OF OF47
168 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP17
169 David Robertson CWS RP RP18
170 Tony Watson PIT RP RP19
171 Brandon Crawford SF SS SS16
172 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF48
173 Rajai Davis OAK OF OF49
174 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF50
175 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B19/OF51
176 Matt Harvey NYM SP SP45
177 Jon Gray COL SP SP46
178 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B18
179 Hunter Pence SF OF OF52
180 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH2
181 Brian McCann HOU C C6
182 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C7
183 Matt Moore SF SP SP47
184 Evan Gattis HOU C C8
185 Salvador Perez KC C C9
186 Francisco Rodriguez DET RP RP20
187 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP21/SP48
188 Brad Miller TB SS/1B SS17/1B20
189 Ryon Healy OAK 3B 3B20
190 Josh Harrison PIT 2B 2B19
191 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF53
192 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP49
193 Max Kepler MIN OF OF54
194 David Dahl COL OF OF55
195 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF56
196 Marcus Semien OAK SS SS18
197 Sam Dyson TEX RP RP22
198 A.J. Ramos MIA RP RP23
199 Yasmany Tomas ARI OF OF57
200 Byron Buxton MIN OF OF58
201 Adam Wainwright STL SP SP50
202 Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP51
203 Nick Castellanos DET 3B 3B21
204 Yulieski Gurriel HOU 3B 3B22
205 Jose Peraza CIN SS/OF SS19/OF59
206 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF60
207 Neil Walker NYM 2B 2B20
208 Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B21
209 David Peralta ARI OF OF61
210 Joe Ross WAS SP SP52
211 Carlos Rodon CWS SP SP53
212 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP54
213 Steven Matz NYM SP SP55
214 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP56
215 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B23
216 Cam Bedrosian LAA RP RP24
217 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP57
218 Brandon Drury ARI 3B/OF 3B24/OF62
219 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B25/1B21
220 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF63
221 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF64
222 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF65
223 Jerad Eickhoff PHI SP SP58
224 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP59
225 Kendall Graveman OAK SP SP60
226 Eric Thames MIL OF OF66
227 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF67
228 Welington Castillo BAL C C10
229 Zach Davies MIL SP SP61
230 Garrett Richards LAA SP SP62
231 Jeremy Hellickson PHI SP SP63
232 C.J. Cron LAA 1B 1B22
233 Collin McHugh HOU SP SP64
234 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B22
235 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA SP SP65
236 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B23/3B26/SS20
237 Chris Owings ARI SS/OF SS21/OF68
238 Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF69
239 Kevin Pillar TOR OF OF70
240 Blake Treinen WAS RP RP25
241 Dylan Bundy BAL RP/SP RP26/SP66
242 Josh Reddick HOU OF OF71
243 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF72
244 Yadier Molina STL C C11
245 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP67
246 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B24
247 Ryan Schimpf SD 2B 2B25
248 Manuel Margot SD OF OF73
249 Greg Holland COL RP RP27
250 Addison Reed NYM RP RP28

Not many changes to my top 150. A.J. Pollock, Carlos Martinez, Rougned Odor, and Khris Davis all move up slightly after getting off to strong starts.

Lance McCullers was stellar in his 2017 debut on Tuesday. He held the Mariners to 5 hits and 1 run over 6 innings. He struck out 7 batters and walked just 2. He moves up inside my top 40 SP and top 150 overall. In all honesty, this move only puts him around where most experts had him already. I was skeptical if he could keep the walks down. This performance boosts my confidence in him. To top this off, McCullers faces the Royals at home next followed by an outing at Oakland. He should continue to rise if he is as great as he was in his first start.

Travis Shaw went 5-14 with 1HR 4 doubles 5RBI and a .500OBP in the 4 game set with the Rockies. Playing time was a big concern with him like most Brewers coming into the season. He played in all 4 games and is producing well. Look for Shaw to continue to be a solid source of power, especially with his home ballpark. He is just 24% owned on ESPN, 56% on CBS, 45% on Yahoo!. Add him if he is available.

A few closer situations appear a bit clearer in Opening Week. Cam Bedrosian, Blake Treinen, and Greg Holland all make big moves upward in the rankings this week as a result.

Kendall Graveman (6IP 2ER 7K) and Dylan Bundy (7IP 1ER 8K) both crack the top 250 after their performances during week one. Cesar Hernandez (HR on Monday, leading off), Ryan Schimpf (HR on Monday, underrated), and Manuel Margot (leading off, great source of SB) finish out the new additions.