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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Top 250 Rest of Season Rankings

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How far did Freddie Freeman, Aroldis Chapman, and Jeurys Familia fall?

The Atlanta Braves and fantasy owners will be without Freddie Freeman for the next 2 months. Where did he fall in the top 250?
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Welcome back! Another week, another Top 250 update. Let’s jump right into it.

Quick reminder, these rankings are for standard 5x5 rotisserie. 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 Last Week Change Player Team Position(s) Pos Rank
Rank Last Week Change Player Team Position(s) Pos Rank
1 1 0 Mike Trout LAA OF OF1
2 2 0 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B1/OF2
3 3 0 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF3
4 4 0 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
5 5 0 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
6 6 0 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B2
7 7 0 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
8 8 0 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP1
9 10 1 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF5
10 11 1 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP2
11 9 -2 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B2
12 14 2 Chris Sale BOS SP SP3
13 15 2 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B3/SS1
14 12 -2 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B2/SS2/OF6
15 17 2 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
16 18 2 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B3/1B4
17 16 -1 Corey Seager LAD SS SS3
18 20 2 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS4
19 23 4 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF7
20 13 -7 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B5
21 26 5 George Springer HOU OF OF8
22 29 7 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B4
23 32 9 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B6
24 28 4 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS5
25 34 9 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS6
26 22 -4 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B4
27 25 -2 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP4
28 24 -4 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF9
29 30 1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP5
30 31 1 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF10
31 35 4 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B7
32 33 1 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP6
33 36 3 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B5/SS7
34 41 7 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP7
35 45 10 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP8
36 47 11 Chris Archer TB SP SP9
37 38 1 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF11
38 39 1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B5/2B6/OF12
39 40 1 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B7
40 42 2 Justin Verlander DET SP SP10
41 43 2 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B6
42 44 2 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS8/2B8/3B7
43 49 6 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP11
44 27 -17 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP12
45 37 -8 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF13
46 21 -25 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF14
47 48 1 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
48 51 3 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP13
49 50 1 Jon Lester CHC SP SP14
50 46 -4 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP15
51 54 3 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF15
52 55 3 Khris Davis OAK OF OF16
53 56 3 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B8/OF17
54 57 3 Buster Posey SF C C1
55 52 -3 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B8
56 53 -3 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B9
57 58 1 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B9
58 59 1 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B10
59 60 1 Wade Davis CHC RP RP2
60 62 2 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF18
61 64 3 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF19
62 66 4 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B10
63 67 4 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B11
64 68 4 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF20/1B12
65 69 4 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B11/1B13/3B9
66 65 -1 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF21
67 71 4 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B10
68 72 4 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B12
69 63 -6 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF22
70 84 14 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B14
71 19 -52 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B15
72 90 18 Ian Desmond COL OF OF23
73 102 29 J.D. Martinez DET OF OF24
74 74 0 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF25
75 75 0 Adam Jones BAL OF OF26
76 76 0 Justin Upton DET OF OF27
77 77 0 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP16
78 83 5 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP17
79 79 0 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP18
80 80 0 Jose Quintana CWS SP SP19
81 70 -11 Trevor Story COL SS SS9
82 78 -4 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP20
83 85 2 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C2
84 86 2 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B11
85 87 2 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF28
86 88 2 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF29
87 89 2 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF30
88 95 7 Gary Sanchez NYY C C3
89 96 7 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF31
90 97 7 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B16/OF32
91 99 8 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF33
92 82 -10 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF34
93 91 -2 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF35
94 92 -2 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP21
95 107 12 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP22
96 93 -3 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B12
97 94 -3 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B13
98 98 0 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B13
99 103 4 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B14
100 110 10 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP3
101 113 12 Greg Holland COL RP RP4
102 100 -2 Cody Allen CLE RP RP5
103 101 -2 Ken Giles HOU RP RP6
104 105 1 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP23
105 106 1 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP24
106 104 -2 Danny Salazar CLE SP SP25
107 108 1 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP7
108 126 18 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP26
109 114 5 Mark Melancon SF RP RP8
110 112 2 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF36
111 217 106 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP9
112 61 -51 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP10
113 116 3 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP11
114 117 3 Aledmys Diaz STL SS SS10
115 118 3 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B14
116 130 14 Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF37
117 133 16 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF38
118 81 -37 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF39
119 119 0 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B15
120 120 0 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B15
121 121 0 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B17
122 122 0 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B16
123 73 -50 Todd Frazier CWS 3B 3B17
124 123 -1 Alex Colome TB RP RP12
125 124 -1 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP13
126 125 -1 Seung-Hwan Oh STL RP RP14
127 111 -16 John Lackey CHC SP SP27
128 115 -13 Brad Brach BAL RP RP15
129 160 31 Addison Reed NYM RP RP16
130 128 -2 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS11
131 129 -2 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP28
132 131 -1 Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP29
133 132 -1 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF40
134 134 0 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C4
135 135 0 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP30
136 136 0 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP31
137 127 -10 Addison Russell CHC SS SS12
138 137 -1 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF41
139 138 -1 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B18
140 139 -1 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B16
141 145 4 Brian McCann HOU C C5
142 140 -2 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP32
143 141 -2 Chris Owings ARI SS/OF SS13/OF42
144 142 -2 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B18/OF43
145 143 -2 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP33
146 144 -2 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP34/RP17
147 156 9 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP18/SP35
148 109 -39 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP19
149 146 -3 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B17
150 147 -3 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B19
151 148 -3 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B20
152 149 -3 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B19
153 150 -3 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF44
154 151 -3 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF45
155 152 -3 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B21/1B20
156 153 -3 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF46
157 155 -2 Randal Grichuk STL OF OF47
158 158 0 Salvador Perez KC C C6
159 159 0 David Robertson CWS RP RP20
160 161 1 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF48
161 162 1 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP36
162 163 1 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C7/OF49
163 164 1 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF50
164 165 1 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF51
165 183 18 David Price BOS SP SP37
166 166 0 Tony Watson PIT RP RP21
167 168 1 James Paxton SEA SP SP38
168 169 1 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS14
169 170 1 Max Kepler MIN OF OF52
170 171 1 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH1
171 172 1 Eduardo Nunez SF 3B/SS/OF 3B22/SS15/OF53
172 173 1 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B18/3B23
173 154 -19 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF54
174 174 0 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS16/2B19/OF55
175 175 0 Brandon Crawford SF SS SS17
176 176 0 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B24/2B20/SS18
177 177 0 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP39
178 178 0 A.J. Ramos MIA RP RP22
179 182 3 Evan Gattis HOU C C8
180 184 4 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP40/RP23
181 191 10 Michael Pineda NYY SP SP41
182 192 10 Mike Leake STL SP SP42
183 196 13 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C9
184 198 14 Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF56
185 185 0 Yasmany Tomas ARI OF OF57
186 188 2 Manuel Margot SD OF OF58
187 190 3 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B21
188 203 15 Mike Napoli TEX 1B 1B21
189 216 27 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B22
190 NR N/A Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B23
191 186 -5 Victor Martinez DET DH DH2
192 187 -5 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B22
193 189 -4 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP43
194 200 6 Dylan Bundy BAL RP/SP RP24/SP44
195 201 6 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP45
196 197 1 Matt Wieters WAS C C10
197 167 -30 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP46
198 157 -41 Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP47
199 193 -6 Jerad Eickhoff PHI SP SP48
200 194 -6 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP49
201 195 -6 Matt Moore SF SP SP50
202 199 -3 Jon Gray COL SP SP51
203 202 -1 Matt Harvey NYM SP SP52
204 180 -24 Hunter Pence SF OF OF59
205 204 -1 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF60
206 205 -1 Ryon Healy OAK 3B 3B25
207 206 -1 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP53
208 207 -1 Ben Zobrist CHC 2B/OF 2B23/OF61
209 208 -1 Brandon Drury ARI 3B/2B/OF 3B26/2B24/OF62
210 240 30 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF63
211 249 38 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF64
212 NR N/A Ian Happ CHC OF OF65
213 NR N/A Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF66
214 210 -4 Rich Hill LAD SP SP54
215 211 -4 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP55
216 218 2 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP56
217 NR N/A Jason Vargas KC SP SP57
218 213 -5 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B25/3B27/SS19
219 214 -5 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B28/1B24
220 235 15 Joey Gallo TEX 3B 3B29
221 236 15 Neil Walker NYM 2B 2B26
222 212 -10 Brad Miller TB SS/1B/2B SS20/1B25/2B27
223 215 -8 Yadier Molina STL C C11
224 220 -4 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP58
225 NR N/A Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP25/SP59
226 248 22 Matt Bush TEX RP RP26
227 NR N/A Corey Knebel MIL RP RP27
228 221 -7 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF67
229 NR N/A Andrew Triggs OAK SP/RP SP60/RP28
230 222 -8 Chase Headley NYY 3B 3B30
231 NR N/A Alex Cobb TB SP SP61
232 223 -9 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF68
233 238 5 Welington Castillo BAL C C12
234 181 -53 Joc Pederson LAD OF OF69
235 224 -11 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF70
236 225 -11 Justin Wilson DET RP RP29
237 227 -10 Zach Britton BAL RP RP30
238 228 -10 Steven Matz NYM SP SP62
239 232 -7 Hunter Renfroe SD OF OF71
240 234 -6 Julio Urias LAD SP SP63
241 NR N/A Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS21
242 229 -13 Jeremy Hellickson PHI SP SP64
243 230 -13 Yangervis Solarte SD 3B/2B 3B31/2B28
244 231 -13 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP65
245 233 -12 Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP66
246 241 -5 Zach Davies MIL SP SP67
247 219 -28 Kendall Graveman OAK SP SP68
248 245 -3 Matt Holliday NYY OF OF72
249 246 -3 Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B29
250 209 -41 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF73

Quick Hits

  • Injuries account for most of the big drops in this week’s update. Freddie Freeman was the biggest blow by far. The Braves first baseman was having a career year and looking like a potential MVP candidate. He was also a top 5 player in fantasy. I was ready to move him up to top 10 in my rankings but he instead falls due to suffering a fractured wrist. The initial timetable for his return is 8-10 weeks. This most likely puts him out past the All-Star break. Luckily for fantasy owners, 1B has been a rather deep position. You’re not getting a Freeman replacement, but there are plenty of serviceable guys out there. Freeman drops to player #71 and 1B #15 for me. I’m holding on to him in my DL spot and hoping for him to pick up right where he left off and give me a big boost in the 2nd half of the season.
  • It wouldn’t be a week of fantasy baseball without some closer news. Consensus top 3 RP option Aroldis Chapman hit the DL this past week with a shoulder injury. He is set to miss around a month of action. Dellin Betances jumps into the top 10 RP right away. A month of his performance is already elite stuff, but when you add on saves to the equation, top 10 is what you get. Hold on to Chapman though. He should take the closer’s role back once healthy. Jeurys Familia looks to be out most if not all of 2017, so he is no longer inside my top 250. I predicted he would lose his job to Addison Reed this year, it’s a bummer this is the circumstances upon which he lost the role. Now, I just need Addison Reed to make me look good. In Milwaukee, the Brewers are giving Neftali Feliz a ‘break’ from closing. He was a fringe top 250 option before and now he is out of the top 250. Corey Knebel looks to be the favorite to take over for him. Knebel is trailing just Chris Devenski for most strikeouts for a reliever. Oh and his 0.82 ERA and 1.05 WHIP are pretty good too.
  • Both Bradley Zimmer and Ian Happ made their big league debuts over the past week. Both have huge upside and both started out quite well. Happ is hitting .353 with 2 HR 4 RBI and 5 R through his first 5 games with the Cubs. He’s also reached base in 11 of his 22 PA. Zimmer only has 2 games under his belt. He was 0 for 3 with 3 Ks in his 1st game and 2 for 4 with a double and a home run in his 2nd. Zimmer appears to have to inside track to playing time in Cleveland. Happ may have to force the issue (which he is certainly doing so far). Both warrant an add if they are still available due to the high upside.

Losing Faith

Here’s a few of players who dropped in the rankings and, if their poor performances continue, could soon be outside my top 250:

  • Kevin Gausman (7.19 ERA & 1.86 WHIP)
  • Joc Pederson (Just 1 HR and that was on Opening Day!)
  • Brad Miller (Hitting just .205, now he’s hurt)
  • Kendall Graveman (Cooled since his hot start. 6.35 ERA in 3 May starts)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Yonder Alonso
  • Ian Happ (see above)
  • Bradley Zimmer (see above)
  • Jason Vargas
  • Alex Wood (21 Ks in 11 scoreless innings over last 2 starts)
  • Corey Knebel (see above)
  • Andrew Triggs
  • Alex Cobb
  • Didi Gregorius (Top 100 hitter last season)

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Jeurys Familia
  • Neftali Feliz
  • Asdrubal Cabrera
  • Curtis Granderson
  • Logan Forsythe
  • David Dahl (Not sure where he played once healthy)
  • Jason Heyward
  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • Felix Hernandez

See you next week!