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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

Trades have made a big impact on the top 250. Check it out here!

Tommy Pham has been the best OF in fantasy over the past 30 days. See where he ranks in this 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 3 1 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF2
3 2 -1 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
4 4 0 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF3
5 5 0 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
6 9 3 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B1
7 7 0 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP1
8 8 0 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP2
9 6 -3 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
10 12 2 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B2/1B2
11 11 0 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B2/OF5
12 10 -2 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF6
13 13 0 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
14 15 1 Chris Sale BOS SP SP3
15 16 1 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP4
16 17 1 George Springer HOU OF OF7
17 20 3 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF8
18 18 0 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B3/2B3/OF9
19 19 0 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B 1B4
20 22 2 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP5
21 23 2 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP6
22 24 2 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B5
23 25 2 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B6
24 26 2 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B7/OF10
25 21 -4 Corey Seager LAD SS SS1
26 27 1 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B8
27 29 2 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B4
28 31 3 Chris Archer TB SP SP7
29 35 6 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
30 41 11 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP8
31 42 11 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP2/SP9
32 28 -4 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP10
33 32 -1 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP11
34 33 -1 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP12
35 34 -1 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF11
36 36 0 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP3
37 39 2 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF12
38 38 0 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B4
39 40 1 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B5/OF13
40 47 7 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP13
41 43 2 Buster Posey SF C/1B C1/1B9
42 48 6 Gary Sanchez NYY C C2
43 53 10 Khris Davis OAK OF OF14
44 30 -14 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS2
45 37 -8 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS3
46 44 -2 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B5
47 55 8 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B6/SS4
48 58 10 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP14/RP4
49 61 12 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B6/1B10
50 85 35 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B7
51 49 -2 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF15
52 50 -2 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF16
53 45 -8 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B8/SS5
54 46 -8 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B9
55 51 -4 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS6
56 52 -4 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF17
57 56 -1 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B11
58 57 -1 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B12
59 59 0 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP15
60 60 0 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP16
61 68 7 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP17
62 69 7 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF18
63 90 27 J.D. Martinez ARI OF OF19
64 62 -2 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B13
65 72 7 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF20
66 64 -2 Jon Lester CHC SP SP18
67 65 -2 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP19
68 66 -2 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP20
69 54 -15 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP5
70 63 -7 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B14
71 73 2 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF21
72 75 3 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF22
73 76 3 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B7
74 78 4 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B10
75 82 7 Justin Upton DET OF OF23
76 70 -6 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B8
77 71 -6 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B11
78 77 -1 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B9
79 74 -5 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF24
80 79 -1 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP6
81 80 -1 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP7
82 81 -1 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP8
83 83 0 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF25
84 86 2 Greg Holland COL RP RP9
85 87 2 Wade Davis CHC RP RP10
86 91 5 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B12
87 93 6 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF26
88 94 6 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF27
89 99 10 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF28
90 115 25 Felipe Rivero PIT RP RP11
91 119 28 Jose Quintana CHC SP SP21
92 84 -8 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF29
93 88 -5 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B13
94 89 -5 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B10
95 150 55 Starling Marte PIT OF OF30
96 92 -4 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF31
97 95 -2 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF32/1B15
98 96 -2 Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B16
99 105 6 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B14
100 98 -2 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF33
101 109 8 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B11
102 110 8 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B12/1B17/3B15
103 118 15 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP22
104 116 12 David Price BOS SP SP23
105 129 24 Trevor Story COL SS SS7
106 107 1 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF34
107 97 -10 Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B18
108 102 -6 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP24
109 103 -6 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS8
110 112 2 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP25
111 113 2 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP26
112 114 2 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP12/SP27
113 117 4 James Paxton SEA SP SP28
114 104 -10 Jacob Faria TB SP SP29
115 106 -9 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF35
116 67 -49 Justin Verlander DET SP SP30
117 123 6 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP31
118 111 -7 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B19
119 125 6 Ken Giles HOU RP RP13
120 128 8 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF36
121 132 11 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS9
122 122 0 Ian Happ CHC OF/2B OF37/2B13
123 140 17 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF38
124 141 17 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF39
125 142 17 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF40
126 146 20 Ian Desmond COL OF/1B OF41/1B20
127 120 -7 Salvador Perez KC C C3
128 121 -7 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C4
129 100 -29 Zach Britton BAL RP RP14
130 136 6 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP15
131 137 6 Alex Colome TB RP RP16
132 138 6 Addison Reed NYM RP RP17
133 162 29 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP32
134 161 27 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP33
135 163 28 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP34
136 126 -10 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP35
137 159 22 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B21
138 160 22 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B22
139 165 26 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C5/OF42
140 108 -32 Chris Owings ARI SS/2B/OF SS10/2B14/OF43
141 145 4 Adam Jones BAL OF OF44
142 130 -12 Eduardo Nunez SF 3B/SS/OF 3B16/SS11/OF45
143 131 -12 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B15/3B17
144 144 0 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B16
145 133 -12 Jon Gray COL SP SP36
146 135 -11 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP18
147 134 -13 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP37
148 166 18 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B23
149 143 -6 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B17/SS12/OF46
150 127 -23 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF47
151 139 -12 Cody Allen CLE RP RP19
152 151 -1 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP38
153 153 0 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP39
154 156 2 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP40
155 149 -6 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF48
156 168 12 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B18/1B24
157 147 -10 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B25/OF49
158 101 -57 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP41
159 154 -5 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP42
160 155 -5 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B18
161 157 -4 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP43
162 158 -4 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP44
163 179 16 Zack Cozart CIN SS SS13
164 178 14 Evan Gattis HOU C C6
165 169 4 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B19
166 170 4 AJ Ramos MIA RP RP20
167 173 6 Todd Frazier NYY 3B 3B20
168 174 6 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF50
169 210 41 Brad Brach BAL RP RP21
170 164 -6 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP45
171 167 -4 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B21/1B26
172 183 11 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP46/RP22
173 186 13 Rich Hill LAD SP SP47
174 182 8 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP48
175 199 24 Jim Johnson ATL RP RP23
176 200 24 Brandon Kintzler MIN RP RP24
177 177 0 Brian McCann HOU C C7
178 176 -2 Zack Godley ARI RP/SP RP25/SP49
179 188 9 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B19/3B22/SS14
180 189 9 Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS15
181 190 9 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B20
182 192 10 Chris Taylor LAD 3B/2B/OF 3B23/2B21/OF51
183 193 10 Lance Lynn STL SP SP50
184 201 17 Bud Norris LAA RP/SP RP26/SP51
185 203 18 Josh Reddick HOU OF OF52
186 204 18 Logan Morrison TB 1B 1B27
187 205 18 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B24
188 206 18 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B25
189 211 22 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B26/2B22/SS16
190 213 23 Cole Hamels TEX SP SP52
191 NR N/A Tommy Pham STL OF OF53
192 216 24 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B23
193 184 -9 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP53
194 187 -7 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF54
195 218 23 David Peralta ARI OF OF55
196 191 -5 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS17/2B24/3B27
197 197 0 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP54
198 215 17 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP55/RP27
199 198 -1 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF56
200 202 2 Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP56
201 229 28 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF57
202 247 45 Michael Wacha STL RP/SP RP28/SP57
203 207 4 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C8
204 208 4 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF58
205 209 4 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF59
206 194 -12 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF60
207 212 5 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS18
208 181 -27 Scott Schebler CIN OF OF61
209 238 29 Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B/3B/SS/OF 1B28/3B28/SS19/OF62
210 14 -196 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS20
211 239 28 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B29/OF63
212 232 20 Scooter Gennett CIN 2B/OF 2B25/OF64
213 217 4 John Lackey CHC SP SP58
214 231 17 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF65
215 248 33 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B30
216 NR N/A Yoan Moncada CWS 3B 3B29
217 214 -3 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF66
218 180 -38 Jason Vargas KC SP SP59
219 220 1 Yadier Molina STL C C9
220 224 4 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH1
221 228 7 Victor Martinez DET DH DH2
222 221 -1 Max Kepler MIN OF OF67
223 NR N/A Clint Frazier NYY OF OF68
224 223 -1 Wilson Ramos TB C C10
225 225 0 Chase Anderson MIL SP SP60
226 246 20 Hector Neris PHI RP RP29
227 226 -1 Justin Wilson DET RP RP30
228 175 -53 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP31
229 NR N/A Trevor Rosenthal STL RP RP32
230 243 13 Alex Cobb TB SP SP61
231 244 13 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP62
232 NR N/A Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B26/OF69
233 230 -3 Fernando Rodney ARI RP RP33
234 185 -49 Steven Matz NYM SP SP63
235 NR N/A Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B30
236 234 -2 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B31
237 233 -4 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C11
238 235 -3 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/1B 3B31/1B32
239 237 -2 Jacoby Ellsbury NYY OF OF70
240 240 0 Marcus Semien OAK SS SS21
241 219 -22 Brandon Drury ARI 3B/2B/OF 3B32/2B27/OF71
242 NR N/A Addison Russell CHC SS SS22
243 249 6 Matt Adams ATL 1B 1B33
244 222 -22 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS23/2B28/OF72
245 148 -97 Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF73
246 152 -94 Stephen Piscotty STL OF OF74
247 195 -52 Mike Leake STL SP SP64
248 196 -52 Dan Straily MIA SP SP65
249 245 -4 J.A. Happ TOR SP SP66
250 250 0 Jed Lowrie OAK 2B 2B29

Quick Hits

  • Slow news week, huh? Before we get into trades, let’s cover the Carlos Correa injury. Correa suffered a torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss 6-8 weeks. The expectation is that it will be closer to 8 weeks. This will put him out of action until mid to late September. The Astros are fine, fantasy owners, not so much. Correa was a top 25 fantasy player this season and the far and away best SS. The most owners will get from Correa going forward is around 2 weeks of production. Stash him on your DL for now, but he drops outside the top 200 with this timetable.
  • Okay, time for some trade talk! Jose Quintana, who was traded a week ago to the Cubs sees a value increase. He is going to a competitive team with a better lineup. And he is moving to the NL. Quintana has been mostly bad this season. Recently, he has looked much better. His debut with the Cubs (7IP 0ER 12K) was perhaps his best start of the year. Quintana moves up but let’s not forget, he’s a career 3.49 ERA guy. This is good, just not elite. He’s also just an average source of Ks. He has been better this season but I don’t expect double digit strikeout games to become a new normal for him.
  • J.D. Martinez has a big value boost going from the Tigers to the Diamondbacks. Martinez gets a much better lineup and a better home ballpark for what he does best, hit for power. He has 16 HR and a .302 average in just 58 games. He has 30+ HR upside easily. Martinez moves into the top 20 at OF with this trade.
  • The Yankees and White Sox made a trade that greatly impacted RP rankings and RP projections. Todd Frazier is fine, his value is pretty much the same. David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle lose all their fantasy value outside of AL only league or deeper leagues where holds/good ratios matter. Robertson is likely to be a setup man with Dellin Betances. Robertson drops outside my top 250 without the chance for saves. Kahnle loses potential value he had because most figured he would be the closer in Chicago when Robertson was traded. Instead, he is the 4th man in line for saves at best. Even Betances loses value simply because his role is cut because of the wealth of arms in the Yankees super bullpen. Great real life trade, bad trade for fantasy. Oh, and you can ignore Tyler Clippard.
  • Lost in all this news of injuries and trades is the fact that Tommy Pham is the #1 outfielder in fantasy over the past 30 days! Pham jumps inside my top 200 and should continue to climb if he keeps producing. Add him! He is still available in far too many leagues. Pham has a .325/.389/.570 slash line with 7 HR and 7 SB over his past 30 games. Playing time was always the concern, but injuries to other Cardinals outfielders, coupled with how well Pham has played, have made him an everyday player. Prior to this season, Pham had a strikeout rate of 32%. This year that is down to 25%. Buy in!

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:

  • Steven Matz (12 runs in 5.1 IP in his past 2 starts)
  • Stephen Piscotty (I’m sorry. I was wrong)
  • Mike Leake (5.04 ERA over past 10 starts)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Tommy Pham (see above)
  • Yoan Moncada (#1 prospect. Add and see what happens)
  • Clint Frazier
  • Trevor Rosenthal (new Cardinals closer... for now)
  • Whit Merrifield
  • Maikel Franco (.300 AVG with 4 HR and just 4 strikeouts in July)
  • Addison Russell

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Michael Pineda (hate to see this with any player)
  • David Robertson (see above)
  • Seung-Hwan Oh (see Rosenthal)
  • Aaron Altherr
  • Chris Devenski
  • Hunter Pence
  • Aaron Sanchez (another blister)

See you next week!