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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

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Who’s moving up? Who’s falling down?

Is Travis Shaw turning into Paul Goldschmidt?
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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 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B1/OF1
2 2 0 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF2
3 3 0 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
4 4 0 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF3
5 5 0 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF4
6 6 0 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
7 7 0 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP1
8 8 0 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B2
9 9 0 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP2
10 10 0 Chris Sale BOS SP SP3
11 11 0 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B3/SS1
12 12 0 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B2
13 13 0 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B2/SS2/OF5
14 14 0 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
15 15 0 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B3/1B4
16 16 0 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B5
17 20 3 George Springer HOU OF OF6
18 17 -1 Corey Seager LAD SS SS3
19 19 0 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS4
20 21 1 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS5
21 22 1 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS6
22 18 -4 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF7
23 26 3 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF8
24 25 1 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B4
25 27 2 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP4
26 24 -2 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B4
27 29 2 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP5
28 23 -5 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B6
29 33 4 Chris Archer TB SP SP6
30 34 4 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP7
31 30 -1 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP8
32 31 -1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP9
33 37 4 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B5/OF9
34 38 4 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B6/2B5/OF10
35 39 4 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B6
36 42 6 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP10
37 45 8 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP11
38 35 -3 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP12
39 46 7 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF11
40 52 12 J.D. Martinez DET OF OF12
41 40 -1 Justin Verlander DET SP SP13
42 43 1 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP14
43 44 1 Jon Lester CHC SP SP15
44 48 4 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
45 50 5 Buster Posey SF C/1B C1/1B7
46 51 5 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP16
47 49 2 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF13
48 47 -1 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF14
49 36 -13 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF15
50 28 -22 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B8
51 53 2 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B7
52 54 2 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B9
53 56 3 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B7
54 58 4 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF16
55 59 4 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF17
56 57 1 Wade Davis CHC RP RP2
57 60 3 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP3
58 62 4 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B8
59 63 4 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B10
60 64 4 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF18/1B11
61 66 5 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF19
62 55 -7 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B12
63 41 -22 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS7/2B9/3B8
64 65 1 Ian Desmond COL OF/1B OF20/1B13
65 67 2 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B10/1B14/3B9
66 68 2 Khris Davis OAK OF OF21
67 69 2 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF22
68 84 16 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP17
69 61 -8 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B10
70 70 0 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B11
71 71 0 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B11
72 72 0 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF23
73 73 0 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B15/OF24
74 74 0 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B16
75 75 0 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF25
76 76 0 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B12
77 77 0 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF26
78 78 0 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B17
79 79 0 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B18
80 80 0 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF27
81 102 21 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP4
82 82 0 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP18
83 83 0 Adam Jones BAL OF OF28
84 85 1 Trevor Story COL SS SS8
85 86 1 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS9
86 32 -54 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B12/SS10
87 88 1 Gary Sanchez NYY C C2
88 89 1 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF29
89 90 1 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF30
90 91 1 David Price BOS SP SP19
91 124 33 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP20/RP5
92 125 33 Michael Pineda NYY SP SP21
93 92 -1 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B13
94 93 -1 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP22
95 94 -1 Mike Trout LAA OF OF31
96 95 -1 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF32
97 96 -1 Greg Holland COL RP RP6
98 97 -1 Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF33
99 99 0 Justin Upton DET OF OF34
100 100 0 Cody Allen CLE RP RP7
101 101 0 Ken Giles HOU RP RP8
102 104 2 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP23
103 105 2 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B14
104 154 50 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B13/1B19
105 106 1 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B20
106 107 1 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B14
107 109 2 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP9
108 110 2 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP10
109 111 2 Seung-Hwan Oh STL RP RP11
110 112 2 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP12
111 114 3 Mark Melancon SF RP RP13
112 143 31 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF35
113 144 31 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF36
114 115 1 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF37
115 116 1 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B15
116 117 1 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B15
117 118 1 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B16
118 119 1 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B17
119 120 1 Alex Colome TB RP RP14
120 129 9 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP15
121 130 9 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP16/SP24
122 121 -1 John Lackey CHC SP SP25
123 122 -1 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP26
124 123 -1 James Paxton SEA SP SP27
125 141 16 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C3
126 81 -45 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP28
127 126 -1 Jose Quintana CWS SP SP29
128 128 0 Brad Brach BAL RP RP17
129 113 -16 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP18
130 155 25 Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B21
131 131 0 Todd Frazier CWS 3B 3B18
132 133 1 Chris Owings ARI SS/OF SS11/OF38
133 134 1 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP30
134 135 1 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP31
135 132 -3 Aledmys Diaz STL SS SS12
136 108 -28 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP32
137 103 -34 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP33
138 127 -11 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP34
139 139 0 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF39
140 140 0 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF40
141 142 1 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B22/OF41
142 145 3 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF42
143 146 3 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B16
144 147 3 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP35
145 148 3 Addison Reed NYM RP RP19
146 149 3 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B19
147 87 -60 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C4
148 150 2 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B23
149 151 2 Brian McCann HOU C C5
150 152 2 Salvador Perez KC C C6
151 98 -53 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF43
152 153 1 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF44
153 156 3 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF45
154 157 3 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF46
155 158 3 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF47
156 159 3 Matt Shoemaker LAA SP SP36
157 169 12 Eduardo Nunez SF 3B/SS/OF 3B20/SS13/OF48
158 173 15 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS14
159 160 1 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B17
160 161 1 David Robertson CWS RP RP20
161 176 15 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP21
162 162 0 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B21/2B18/SS15
163 163 0 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C7
164 177 13 Evan Gattis HOU C C8
165 164 -1 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP37
166 166 0 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B22
167 167 0 Max Kepler MIN OF OF49
168 168 0 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH1
169 170 1 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B19/3B23
170 171 1 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS16/2B20/OF50
171 172 1 Brandon Crawford SF SS SS17
172 174 2 A.J. Ramos MIA RP RP22
173 175 2 Bud Norris LAA RP/SP RP23/SP38
174 186 12 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP39
175 187 12 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP40
176 178 2 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C9/OF51
177 195 18 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP41
178 196 18 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP42
179 179 0 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP43
180 182 2 Mike Leake STL SP SP44
181 183 2 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP45
182 184 2 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP46
183 185 2 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP47/RP24
184 138 -46 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF OF52
185 189 4 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B24
186 226 40 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF53
187 190 3 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS18
188 191 3 Victor Martinez DET DH DH2
189 192 3 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP25/SP48
190 194 4 Matt Wieters WAS C C10
191 136 -55 Aaron Sanchez TOR SP SP49
192 197 5 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B21
193 198 5 Ben Zobrist CHC 2B/OF 2B22/OF54
194 199 5 Brandon Drury ARI 3B/2B/OF 3B24/2B23/OF55
195 200 5 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF56
196 201 5 Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B25
197 165 -32 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF57
198 181 -17 Yasmany Tomas ARI OF OF58
199 202 3 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF59
200 203 3 Ian Happ CHC OF OF60
201 204 3 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF61
202 205 3 Joey Gallo TEX 3B 3B25
203 219 16 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP50
204 222 18 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B26
205 NR N/A Scott Schebler CIN OF OF62
206 206 0 Koda Glover WAS RP RP26
207 208 1 Matt Moore SF SP SP51
208 209 1 Jon Gray COL SP SP52
209 210 1 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP53/RP27
210 211 1 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B26
211 212 1 Matt Bush TEX RP RP28
212 213 1 Zach Britton BAL RP RP29
213 214 1 Rich Hill LAD SP SP54
214 215 1 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP55
215 216 1 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP56
216 218 2 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B24/3B27/SS19
217 220 3 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B25
218 221 3 Jason Vargas KC SP SP57
219 188 -31 Mike Napoli TEX 1B 1B27
220 223 3 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B28/1B28
221 224 3 Neil Walker NYM 2B 2B26
222 225 3 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP SP58
223 230 7 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF63
224 238 14 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF64
225 180 -45 Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF65
226 248 22 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF66
227 228 1 Hunter Pence SF OF OF67
228 241 13 Steven Matz NYM SP SP59
229 NR N/A Zack Cozart CIN SS SS20
230 229 -1 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP60
231 231 0 Hunter Renfroe SD OF OF68
232 NR N/A Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF69
233 232 -1 Andrew Triggs OAK SP/RP SP61/RP30
234 242 8 Yadier Molina STL C C11
235 249 14 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B29/1B29
236 NR N/A Matt Andriese TB SP/RP SP62/RP31
237 234 -3 Chase Headley NYY 3B 3B30
238 137 -101 Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP63
239 239 0 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF70
240 240 0 Justin Wilson DET RP RP32
241 NR N/A Dansby Swanson ATL SS SS21
242 217 -25 Devon Travis TOR 2B 2B27
243 244 1 Welington Castillo BAL C C12
244 235 -9 Alex Cobb TB SP SP64
245 245 0 Matt Harvey NYM SP SP65
246 247 1 Matt Holliday NYY OF OF71
247 227 -20 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF72
248 250 2 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF73
249 NR N/A Starling Marte PIT OF OF74
250 NR N/A Wilson Ramos TB C C13

Quick Hits

  • Jean Segura slips from top 40 to just outside the top 80 due to an untimely injury. He suffered an ankle injury that looks to keep him out until late June at the earliest. His value includes his ability to steal bases. This injury worries me going forward. That being said, I had him top 40 pre-injury for a reason. He’s a fantasy stud when healthy and I’m holding him in leagues awaiting his return.
  • Zack Cozart is a solid pickup for Segura owners if he’s available. Cozart joins the top 250 this week. Cozart is hitting .347 with 9 HR and 33 RBI. Cozart began to show more power last season (a career high 16 HR in an injury shortened season) and is now on a 29 HR 103 RBI pace. The K/BB rate is greatly improved and in turn the batting average in almost .100 points higher than his career average. He’s been a great waiver wire pickup for all his owners this year.
  • Travis Shaw moves up 50 spots in this weeks update. He is now just outside my top 100 overall players. Shaw has been consistently great all season long. He sits at a .298 average with 10 HR and 42 RBI. To top it off, he has 6 SB. 3 of those have come in the last 7 games. If Shaw can have a Paul Goldschmidt lite kind of season, he should finish a top 100 player. He currently ranks as the #38 player in standard roto.
  • Jonathan Lucroy has been bad this season. He has just 3 HR and 13 RBI all season. He ranks as the #34 CATCHER in fantasy baseball. Coming into the season, I felt Lucroy and Buster Posey were on a tier of their own as catchers who were also legit top 100 overall fantasy players. Clearly, Lucroy has slipped from this tier. He now ranks at catcher #4, behind Posey, Gary Sanchez, and J.T. Realmuto. The catcher position is still poor enough that Lucroy has a chance to finish top 10. The walk to strikeout rate does bode well for him as well. Fantasy owners are best to sit and wait for him to finally breakout of this slump.
  • Starling Marte will return in mid-July. Marte was a top 25 fantasy player last season. Pick him up if your have the space.

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:

  • Kyle Schwarber (hoping he figures it out)
  • Kenta Maeda (not sure if the bullpen thing will last but if it does, he’s not top 250)
  • Steven Souza Jr. (hot, cold, hot, cold)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Scott Schebler
  • Zack Cozart (see above)
  • Aaron Hicks (fingers crossed for playing time)
  • Matt Andriese (underrated)
  • Dansby Swanson
  • Starling Marte
  • Wilson Ramos (another name to keep on eye on)

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Addison Russell (playing bad, and now we may know why)
  • Tony Watson (pick up Felipe Rivero)
  • Kevin Gausman (what happened?)
  • Jerad Eickhoff
  • Manuel Margot
  • Yangervis Solarte
  • Vince Velasquez

See you next week!