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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

Jose Berrios and Jacob Faria are moving up. Dylan Bundy and Rich Hill are moving down.

Meet the newest member of 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 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
2 2 0 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B1/OF1
3 3 0 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF2
4 4 0 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF3
5 5 0 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
6 6 0 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
7 7 0 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B2
8 8 0 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP1
9 9 0 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP2
10 10 0 Chris Sale BOS SP SP3
11 11 0 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B2/SS1/OF5
12 12 0 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B2
13 13 0 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B3/1B3
14 15 1 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B4
15 18 3 Corey Seager LAD SS SS2
16 19 3 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS3
17 20 3 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS4
18 17 -1 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B3/SS5
19 16 -3 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B5
20 14 -6 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B4
21 26 5 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP4
22 21 -1 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS6
23 23 0 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF6
24 22 -2 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF7
25 25 0 George Springer HOU OF OF8
26 27 1 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP5
27 28 1 Chris Archer TB SP SP6
28 29 1 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP7
29 30 1 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP8
30 31 1 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP9
31 36 5 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP10
32 24 -8 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B6
33 61 28 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B7
34 41 7 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF9
35 43 8 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B5/2B4/OF10
36 53 17 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B5
37 33 -4 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B6
38 39 1 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
39 34 -5 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B7
40 35 -5 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP11
41 37 -4 Jon Lester CHC SP SP12
42 38 -4 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP13
43 40 -3 Buster Posey SF C/1B C1/1B8
44 59 15 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B9/OF11
45 32 -13 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B6/OF12
46 42 -4 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP14
47 44 -3 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF13
48 45 -3 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF14
49 46 -3 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP2
50 48 -2 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF15
51 50 -1 J.D. Martinez DET OF OF16
52 51 -1 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B7
53 52 -1 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B8
54 54 0 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP3
55 56 1 Gary Sanchez NYY C C2
56 55 -1 Wade Davis CHC RP RP4
57 57 0 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF17
58 58 0 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B10
59 60 1 Ian Desmond COL OF/1B OF18/1B11
60 62 2 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF19
61 63 2 Khris Davis OAK OF OF20
62 64 2 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B12
63 47 -16 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP15
64 80 16 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B13
65 71 6 Justin Verlander DET SP SP16
66 49 -17 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF21
67 65 -2 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B8
68 66 -2 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B14
69 67 -2 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B9
70 72 2 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B9
71 68 -3 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF22
72 69 -3 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF23
73 70 -3 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B10
74 73 -1 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF24
75 74 -1 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP17/RP5
76 81 5 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF25
77 76 -1 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS7
78 83 5 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B10/SS8
79 89 10 Mike Trout LAA OF OF26
80 85 5 Justin Upton DET OF OF27
81 91 10 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B11/1B15
82 87 5 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP18
83 93 10 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B11
84 90 6 Greg Holland COL RP RP6
85 78 -7 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF28/1B16
86 92 6 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B12
87 88 1 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF29
88 104 16 Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B17
89 82 -7 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B13
90 97 7 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF30
91 98 7 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF31
92 99 7 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B12
93 77 -16 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP19
94 135 41 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP20
95 79 -16 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B18
96 95 -1 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF32
97 101 4 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP7
98 75 -23 Michael Pineda NYY SP SP21
99 102 3 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP22
100 94 -6 Adam Jones BAL OF OF33
101 105 4 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B14/1B19/3B13
102 106 4 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B14
103 107 4 Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF34
104 108 4 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF35
105 140 35 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF36
106 109 3 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B15
107 110 3 Alex Colome TB RP RP8
108 112 4 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP9
109 113 4 Ken Giles HOU RP RP10
110 114 4 Seung-Hwan Oh STL RP RP11
111 115 4 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP12
112 116 4 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP13
113 111 -2 Cody Allen CLE RP RP14
114 133 19 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP15
115 84 -31 Trevor Story COL SS SS9
116 118 2 Chris Owings ARI SS/OF SS10/OF37
117 139 22 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF38
118 119 1 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B16
119 86 -33 David Price BOS SP SP23
120 122 2 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP24
121 124 3 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C3
122 123 1 James Paxton SEA SP SP25
123 129 6 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP16/SP26
124 138 14 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF39
125 141 16 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B15
126 145 19 Salvador Perez KC C C4
127 155 28 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP27
128 156 28 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP28
129 117 -12 Eduardo Nunez SF 3B/SS/OF 3B17/SS11/OF40
130 127 -3 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS12/2B16/3B18
131 128 -3 Addison Reed NYM RP RP17
132 130 -2 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP18/SP29
133 131 -2 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP30
134 120 -14 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP31
135 121 -14 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP32
136 152 16 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF41
137 154 17 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF42
138 134 -4 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP33
139 136 -3 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP34
140 137 -3 Jose Quintana CWS SP SP35
141 96 -45 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF43
142 142 0 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF44
143 143 0 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B17/3B19
144 100 -44 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B20
145 144 -1 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B21/OF45
146 146 0 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP36
147 147 0 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C5
148 149 1 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B22
149 167 18 Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B23
150 148 -2 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B24
151 150 -1 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS13
152 151 -1 Brian McCann HOU C C6
153 174 21 Zach Britton BAL RP RP19
154 159 5 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP37
155 162 7 David Robertson CWS RP RP20
156 132 -24 Mark Melancon SF RP RP21
157 163 6 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C7
158 164 6 Evan Gattis HOU C C8
159 153 -6 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF46
160 157 -3 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF47
161 165 4 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF48
162 189 27 Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF49
163 103 -60 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP38
164 166 2 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP39
165 168 3 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP40
166 169 3 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP41
167 170 3 Jason Vargas KC SP SP42
168 171 3 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP43
169 172 3 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B25
170 125 -45 Todd Frazier CWS 3B 3B20
171 126 -45 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B21
172 173 1 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B22
173 161 -12 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP22
174 191 17 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP44
175 176 1 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP45
176 177 1 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP46
177 178 1 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF50
178 160 -18 Brad Brach BAL RP RP23
179 180 1 Scott Schebler CIN OF OF51
180 181 1 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH1
181 182 1 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B18
182 183 1 Mike Leake STL SP SP47
183 184 1 Steven Matz NYM SP SP48
184 185 1 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP49
185 201 16 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B23/1B26
186 186 0 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS14/2B19/OF52
187 187 0 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C9/OF53
188 190 2 Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF54
189 192 3 Lance Lynn STL SP SP50
190 193 3 Chase Anderson MIL SP SP51
191 NR N/A Jacob Faria TB SP SP52
192 210 18 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS15
193 188 -5 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B24/2B20/SS16
194 195 1 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS17
195 196 1 Victor Martinez DET DH DH2
196 197 1 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF55
197 158 -39 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP53
198 198 0 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP54
199 199 0 Jon Gray COL SP SP55
200 220 20 Ian Happ CHC OF/2B OF56/2B21
201 203 2 AJ Ramos MIA RP RP24
202 205 3 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF57
203 194 -9 Max Kepler MIN OF OF58
204 179 -25 Brandon Drury ARI 3B/2B/OF 3B25/2B22/OF59
205 206 1 Hunter Renfroe SD OF OF60
206 207 1 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF61
207 208 1 Matt Holliday NYY OF OF62
208 240 32 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF63
209 211 2 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B26/1B27
210 212 2 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B23
211 175 -36 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP56/RP25
212 215 3 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP57/RP26
213 248 35 Wilson Ramos TB C C10
214 209 -5 Zack Cozart CIN SS SS18
215 216 1 John Lackey CHC SP SP58
216 217 1 Jim Johnson ATL RP RP27
217 218 1 Brandon Kintzler MIN RP RP28
218 250 32 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF64
219 239 20 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF65
220 221 1 Felipe Rivero PIT RP RP29
221 202 -19 Bud Norris LAA RP/SP RP30/SP59
222 NR N/A Cole Hamels TEX SP SP60
223 NR N/A Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP61
224 223 -1 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP62
225 224 -1 Matt Wieters WAS C C11
226 225 -1 Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS19
227 200 -27 Joey Gallo TEX 3B 3B27
228 226 -2 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B24/3B28/SS20
229 232 3 Logan Morrison TB 1B 1B28
230 228 -2 Yadier Molina STL C C12
231 229 -2 Aledmys Diaz STL SS SS21
232 219 -13 Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF66
233 242 9 Starling Marte PIT OF OF67
234 230 -4 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF68
235 231 -4 Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B/3B/OF 1B29/3B29/OF69
236 243 7 David Peralta ARI OF OF70
237 222 -15 Matt Bush TEX RP RP31
238 234 -4 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B25
239 227 -12 Brandon Crawford SF SS SS22
240 235 -5 Matt Moore SF SP SP63
241 236 -5 Yasmany Tomas ARI OF OF71
242 237 -5 Hunter Pence SF OF OF72
243 238 -5 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF73
244 NR N/A Chris Taylor LAD 3B/2B/OF 3B30/2B26/OF74
245 241 -4 Koda Glover WAS RP RP32
246 244 -2 Chase Headley NYY 3B 3B31
247 246 -1 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B32
248 247 -1 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF75
249 213 -36 Rich Hill LAD SP SP64
250 249 -1 Alex Cobb TB SP SP65

Quick Hits

  • A few changes in the top 50. Welcome back, Edwin Encarnacion! He has been on fire over the past few weeks. Aaron Judge and Jose Ramirez continue to cement their elite status by moving into the top 40. Cody Bellinger hit a few home runs over the past week. You may have heard. Bellinger is now top 50 and it looks like this might be permanent addition to the group.
  • Jose Berrios has arrived! 8 starts into the season and Berrios has looked every bit a fantasy ace. The risk of him turning back into a pumpkin, aka his 8.02 ERA from last season, is still there. The control has been great this year, which has made him a much better pitcher. He’s top 100 overall for me going forward.
  • Another up and coming SP who could join Berrios in a month is Jacob Faria. Faria has been arguably better than Berrios over the past month. In 4 starts, Faria has a 1.37 ERA with 22 Ks in 19.2 IP. The command has been phenomenal as well. Just 4 walks over that stretch. Many experts and scouts had high hopes for Faria, I doubt many of them thought he would be this good this quickly. Faria is my highest ranked player out of the newcomers. Expect to see him rise even further if he continues pitching lights out.
  • Madison Bumgarner and Noah Syndergaard both drop substantially in this weeks update. Bumgarner appears to be recovering faster but I see the same problem with both players... their teams. Neither the Giants or the Mets look like playoff contenders this season. Why would they rush their best players back? I don’t think they will. For that reason, they both drop in this update. Syndergaard actually drops outside my top 250. In addition to the Mets playing bad, Syndergaard isn’t expected to resume throwing for 4 more weeks. I’m not sure we will see Syndergaard again in 2017.

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:

  • Hanley Ramirez (batting under .200 over the past 30 days)
  • Dylan Bundy (7.63 ERA in last 3 starts)
  • Rich Hill (0-9 in going over 5 IP)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Jacob Faria (see above)
  • Cole Hamels (should return next week)
  • Jimmy Nelson (41 Ks in last 5 starts)
  • Chris Taylor

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Kyle Schwarber (sent down to AAA)
  • Noah Syndergaard (see above)
  • Ben Zobrist
  • Yangervis Solarte

See you next week!