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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Top 250 Rest of Season Rankings

What’s wrong with Andrew McCutchen? What to expect from David Price? How good is Jose Berrios?

Diamondbacks fans and fantasy owners have been cheering on Zack Greinke all season. Where does he rank in the newest top 250 update?
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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 9 0 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF5
10 10 0 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP2
11 12 1 Chris Sale BOS SP SP3
12 13 1 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B3/SS1
13 11 -2 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B2
14 14 0 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B2/SS2/OF6
15 15 0 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
16 16 0 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B3/1B4
17 20 3 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B5
18 17 -1 Corey Seager LAD SS SS3
19 19 0 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF7
20 18 -2 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS4
21 21 0 George Springer HOU OF OF8
22 23 1 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B6
23 24 1 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS5
24 25 1 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS6
25 26 1 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B4
26 22 -4 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B4
27 30 3 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF9
28 31 3 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B7
29 29 0 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP4
30 34 4 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP5
31 35 4 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP6
32 27 -5 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP7
33 33 0 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B5/SS7
34 36 2 Chris Archer TB SP SP8
35 28 -7 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF10
36 32 -4 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP9
37 78 41 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP10
38 38 0 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B5/2B6/OF11
39 39 0 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B7
40 40 0 Justin Verlander DET SP SP11
41 42 1 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS8/2B8/3B6
42 44 2 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP12
43 43 0 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP13
44 49 5 Jon Lester CHC SP SP14
45 45 0 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF12
46 46 0 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF13
47 47 0 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
48 53 5 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B7/OF14
49 91 42 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF15
50 48 -2 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP15
51 50 -1 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP16
52 54 2 Buster Posey SF C C1
53 41 -12 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B8
54 55 1 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B8
55 56 1 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B9
56 57 1 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B9
57 58 1 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B10
58 59 1 Wade Davis CHC RP RP2
59 60 1 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF16
60 73 13 J.D. Martinez DET OF OF17
61 61 0 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF18
62 63 1 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B10
63 64 1 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF19/1B11
64 72 8 Ian Desmond COL OF OF20
65 74 9 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF21
66 65 -1 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B11/1B12/3B9
67 52 -15 Khris Davis OAK OF OF22
68 66 -2 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF23
69 67 -2 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B10
70 68 -2 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B12
71 69 -2 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF24
72 90 18 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B13/OF25
73 70 -3 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B14
74 51 -23 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF26
75 62 -13 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B15
76 71 -5 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B16
77 37 -40 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF27
78 77 -1 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP17
79 79 0 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP18
80 75 -5 Adam Jones BAL OF OF28
81 95 14 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP19
82 76 -6 Justin Upton DET OF OF29
83 84 1 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B11
84 81 -3 Trevor Story COL SS SS9
85 83 -2 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C2
86 85 -1 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF30
87 86 -1 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF31
88 87 -1 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF32
89 88 -1 Gary Sanchez NYY C C3
90 89 -1 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF33
91 96 5 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B12
92 165 73 David Price BOS SP SP20
93 98 5 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B13
94 104 10 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP21
95 100 5 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP3
96 101 5 Greg Holland COL RP RP4
97 102 5 Cody Allen CLE RP RP5
98 103 5 Ken Giles HOU RP RP6
99 94 -5 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP22
100 108 8 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP23
101 97 -4 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B13
102 99 -3 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B14
103 80 -23 Jose Quintana CWS SP SP24
104 82 -22 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP25
105 105 0 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP26
106 106 0 Danny Salazar CLE SP SP27
107 111 4 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP7
108 112 4 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP8
109 107 -2 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP9
110 109 -1 Mark Melancon SF RP RP10
111 110 -1 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF34
112 113 1 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP11
113 115 2 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B14
114 116 2 Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF35
115 117 2 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF36
116 118 2 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF37
117 119 2 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B15
118 120 2 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B15
119 121 2 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B17
120 122 2 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B16
121 124 3 Alex Colome TB RP RP12
122 125 3 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP13
123 146 23 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP28/RP14
124 130 6 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS10
125 93 -32 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF38
126 126 0 Seung-Hwan Oh STL RP RP15
127 127 0 John Lackey CHC SP SP29
128 142 14 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP30
129 128 -1 Brad Brach BAL RP RP16
130 129 -1 Addison Reed NYM RP RP17
131 147 16 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP18/SP31
132 123 -9 Todd Frazier CWS 3B 3B17
133 114 -19 Aledmys Diaz STL SS SS11
134 143 9 Chris Owings ARI SS/OF SS12/OF39
136 135 -1 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP32
137 136 -1 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP33
138 131 -7 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP34
139 132 -7 Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP35
140 92 -48 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF40
140 133 -7 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF41
141 134 -7 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C4
142 144 2 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B18/OF42
143 154 11 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF43
144 138 -6 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF44
145 139 -6 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B18
146 140 -6 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B16
147 145 -2 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP36
148 148 0 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP19
149 151 2 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B19
150 152 2 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B19
151 141 -10 Brian McCann HOU C C5
152 158 6 Salvador Perez KC C C6
153 153 0 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF45
154 155 1 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B20/1B20
155 156 1 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF46
156 160 4 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF47
157 163 6 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF48
158 167 9 James Paxton SEA SP SP37
159 157 -2 Randal Grichuk STL OF OF49
160 150 -10 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B21
161 149 -12 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B17
162 159 -3 David Robertson CWS RP RP20
163 176 13 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B22/2B18/SS13
164 177 13 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP38
165 180 15 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP39/RP21
166 181 15 Michael Pineda NYY SP SP40
167 183 16 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C7
168 210 42 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF50
169 225 56 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP22/SP41
170 161 -9 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP42
171 162 -9 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C8/OF51
172 164 -8 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF52
173 166 -7 Tony Watson PIT RP RP23
174 137 -37 Addison Russell CHC SS SS14
175 168 -7 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS15
176 169 -7 Max Kepler MIN OF OF53
177 170 -7 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH1
178 171 -7 Eduardo Nunez SF 3B/SS/OF 3B23/SS16/OF54
179 172 -7 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B19/3B24
180 174 -6 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS17/2B20/OF55
181 175 -6 Brandon Crawford SF SS SS18
182 178 -4 A.J. Ramos MIA RP RP24
183 179 -4 Evan Gattis HOU C C9
184 193 9 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP43
185 184 -1 Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF56
186 185 -1 Yasmany Tomas ARI OF OF57
187 186 -1 Manuel Margot SD OF OF58
188 182 -6 Mike Leake STL SP SP44
189 244 55 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP45
190 NR N/A Jose Berrios MIN SP SP46
191 187 -4 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B21
192 188 -4 Mike Napoli TEX 1B 1B21
193 189 -4 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B22
194 190 -4 Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B23
195 191 -4 Victor Martinez DET DH DH2
196 192 -4 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B22
197 194 -3 Dylan Bundy BAL RP/SP RP25/SP47
198 195 -3 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP48
199 196 -3 Matt Wieters WAS C C10
200 207 7 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP49
201 208 7 Ben Zobrist CHC 2B/OF 2B23/OF59
202 209 7 Brandon Drury ARI 3B/2B/OF 3B25/2B24/OF60
203 211 8 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF61
204 212 8 Ian Happ CHC OF OF62
205 213 8 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF63
206 197 -9 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP50
207 199 -8 Jerad Eickhoff PHI SP SP51
208 200 -8 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP52
209 201 -8 Matt Moore SF SP SP53
210 202 -8 Jon Gray COL SP SP54
211 241 30 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS19
212 173 -39 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF64
213 204 -9 Hunter Pence SF OF OF65
214 NR N/A Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B24
215 226 11 Matt Bush TEX RP RP26
216 NR N/A Bud Norris LAA RP RP27
217 227 10 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP28
218 214 -4 Rich Hill LAD SP SP55
219 215 -4 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP56
220 216 -4 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP57
221 218 -3 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B25/3B26/SS20
222 217 -5 Jason Vargas KC SP SP58
223 219 -4 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B27/1B25
224 220 -4 Joey Gallo TEX 3B 3B28
225 221 -4 Neil Walker NYM 2B 2B26
226 233 7 Welington Castillo BAL C C11
227 224 -3 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP59
228 239 11 Hunter Renfroe SD OF OF66
229 228 -1 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF67
230 229 -1 Andrew Triggs OAK SP/RP SP60/RP29
231 249 18 Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B27
232 198 -34 Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP61
233 230 -3 Chase Headley NYY 3B 3B29
234 231 -3 Alex Cobb TB SP SP62
235 232 -3 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF68
236 237 1 Zach Britton BAL RP RP30
237 234 -3 Joc Pederson LAD OF OF69
238 235 -3 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF70
239 236 -3 Justin Wilson DET RP RP31
240 238 -2 Steven Matz NYM SP SP63
241 240 -1 Julio Urias LAD SP SP64
242 223 -19 Yadier Molina STL C C12
243 243 0 Yangervis Solarte SD 3B/2B 3B30/2B28
244 203 -41 Matt Harvey NYM SP SP65
245 245 0 Vince Velasquez PHI SP SP66
246 247 1 Kendall Graveman OAK SP SP67
247 248 1 Matt Holliday NYY OF OF71
248 205 -43 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF72
249 206 -43 Ryon Healy OAK 3B 3B31
250 250 0 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF73

Quick Hits

  • Minor changes to the top 50 with 2 exceptions. Zack Greinke moves up over 40 spots for me and is now a top 10 SP. He has been phenomenal this year with a 2.82 ERA 0.97 WHIP and 10.5 K/9. His strikeout numbers match a career best and his FIP suggests this should continue for him. There’s little reason not to buy in. Michael Conforto is the other new member to the top 50. He has finally arrived and reach him potential so many experts have been waiting on for years. Since gaining everyday PAs, Conforto is hitting .333/.433/.683 with 11 HR 30 R and 26 RBI. That pace is a bit extreme but even if he only gets a quarter of that production, we are talking about a .300 hitter with 40 HR. Sign me up for top 50, easily.
  • With new additions to the top 50 come subtractions from it. Kyle Seager falls in this rankings update. Seager has been as consistent as they come. He averages 25 HR 85 RBI 77 R and 8SB with a .266 batting average over the past 5 seasons. This year he’s gotten off to a slow start and could have his worse season to date. His track record prevents me from losing too much faith in him, but he needs to start hitting or he’s only going to keep falling. Christian Yelich was a mainstay among the top 50 in nearly all my top 250 updates throughout the offseason and this year. He’s coming off a career high 21 HR season and his ability to get on base consistently led me to believe a top 50 ranking of him was a safe approach. He currently sits as the #133 overall player in standard roto. He’s having a decent season, but he’s been passed by the likes of Conforto and Cody Bellinger who appear to have much higher ceilings.
  • David Price is set to make his 2017 debut on Monday. With that, he moves up to SP #20. I was down on Price before the injury so this ranking may be surprising. That being said, the pitching landscape has been so dreadful this season, the 50/50 chance of Price returning to top 10 SP form has me buying in more than I’d like. I can’t imagine many leagues where he’s still available but keep an eye on his start. Even if the box score looks bad for him, health is the major takeaway. I expect him to be bad his first few outings. As long as he’s healthy, he should return to at least his 2016 form by mid-June. He was the #21 SP last year for the record.
  • Andrew McCutchen. Where do I even begin? I’ve been low on him for most of the year but this is even worse than I imagined. The Pirates have sat McCutchen over the past 2 games. The Pirates are paying him a lot of money and they are still sitting McCutchen. The same Pirates who, unlike fantasy owners, don’t have a wealth of options on the waiver wire, yet they still sit Andrew McCutchen. I get it, they are trying to help him figure it out, but what if he doesn’t? I feel like I have to include him in my top 150 but I also see a scenario where he shouldn’t even be ranked. Don’t be surprised to see a big drop from him next week. I just don’t see this ending well.
  • Hello, Jose Berrios! If only I spent a last round pick on him in an AL only league… oh wait, I did! Berrios has been incredible since his recent call up. After struggling, and I mean 8.02 ERA struggling, through 14 dreadful starts in 2016, Berrios is a new man in 2017. Through 3 outings, he has a 1.66 ERA 0.55 WHIP and 22 Ks in 21.2 innings. Control was his downfall in 2016, but he has been great with it so far this season. The upside alone jumps him into the top 50 SP. Let’s hope this continues!

Losing Faith

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

  • Andrew McCutchen (see above)
  • Matt Harvey (walks are up, Ks are down, maybe next year?)
  • Yasiel Puig (so good, and yet so bad)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Jose Berrios (see above)
  • Justin Bour (.413 AVG with 8 HR over past 2 weeks)
  • Bud Norris (he’s not losing the closer’s role)

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Brad Miller
  • Jeremy Hellickson
  • Zach Davies

See you next week!