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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

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Eric Hosmer is finally living up to the hype! And I couldn’t be happier! Where does he rank in the latest Top 250?

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 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF2
3 3 0 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
4 4 0 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF3
5 5 0 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
6 6 0 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B1
7 8 1 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP1
8 14 6 Chris Sale BOS SP SP2
9 9 0 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
10 10 0 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B2/1B2
11 11 0 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B2/OF5
12 15 3 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP3
13 17 4 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF6
14 19 5 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B/3B 1B3/3B3
15 12 -3 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF7
16 13 -3 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B4
17 16 -1 George Springer HOU OF OF8
18 18 0 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B4/2B3/OF9
19 40 21 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP4
20 20 0 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP5
21 26 5 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B5
22 22 0 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B6
23 23 0 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B7
24 24 0 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B8/OF10
25 27 2 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B4
26 30 4 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP6
27 28 1 Chris Archer TB SP SP7
28 29 1 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
29 25 -4 Corey Seager LAD SS SS1
30 21 -9 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP8
31 35 4 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF11
32 36 4 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP2
33 37 4 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF12
34 38 4 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B5
35 31 -4 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP3/SP9
36 32 -4 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP10
37 48 11 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP11/RP4
38 49 11 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B6/1B9
39 52 13 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF13
40 39 -1 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B7/OF14
41 43 2 Khris Davis OAK OF OF15
42 33 -9 Yu Darvish TEX SP SP12
43 34 -9 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP13
44 62 18 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF16
45 63 18 J.D. Martinez ARI OF OF17
46 64 18 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B10
47 45 -2 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS2
48 46 -2 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B5
49 50 1 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B8
50 7 -43 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP14
51 41 -10 Buster Posey SF C/1B C1/1B11
52 42 -10 Gary Sanchez NYY C C2
53 95 42 Starling Marte PIT OF OF18
54 55 1 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS3
55 57 2 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B12
56 65 9 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF19
57 53 -4 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B9/SS4
58 56 -2 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF20
59 58 -1 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B13
60 54 -6 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B10
61 66 5 Jon Lester CHC SP SP15
62 68 6 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP16
63 69 6 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP5
64 71 7 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF21
65 75 10 Justin Upton DET OF OF22
66 51 -15 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF23
67 93 26 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B11
68 100 32 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF24
69 101 32 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B6
70 44 -26 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS5
71 47 -24 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B7/SS6
72 61 -11 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP17
73 60 -13 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP18
74 59 -15 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP19
75 67 -8 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP20
76 72 -4 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF25
77 74 -3 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B12
78 77 -1 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B13
79 76 -3 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B8
80 73 -7 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B9
81 81 0 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP6
82 82 0 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP7
83 83 0 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF26
84 85 1 Wade Davis CHC RP RP8
85 80 -5 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP9
86 91 5 Jose Quintana CHC SP SP21
87 84 -3 Greg Holland COL RP RP10
88 86 -2 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B14
89 89 0 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF27
90 90 0 Felipe Rivero PIT RP RP11
91 87 -4 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF28
92 92 0 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF29
93 94 1 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B10
94 96 2 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF30
95 70 -25 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B14
96 99 3 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B15
97 121 24 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS7
98 105 7 Trevor Story COL SS SS8
99 109 10 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS9
100 113 13 James Paxton SEA SP SP22
101 114 13 Jacob Faria TB SP SP23
102 78 -24 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B11
103 79 -24 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF31
104 102 -2 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B12/1B15/3B16
105 103 -2 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP24
106 106 0 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF32
107 112 5 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP12/SP25
108 118 10 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B16
109 120 11 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF33
110 110 0 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP26
111 111 0 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP27
112 104 -8 David Price BOS SP SP28
113 116 3 Justin Verlander DET SP SP29
114 117 3 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP30
115 119 4 Ken Giles HOU RP RP13
116 97 -19 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF34/1B17
117 88 -29 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF35
118 108 -10 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP31
119 124 5 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF36
120 133 13 Sonny Gray OAK SP SP32
121 135 14 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP33
122 137 15 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B18
123 141 18 Adam Jones BAL OF OF37
124 139 15 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C3/OF38
125 127 2 Salvador Perez KC C C4
126 128 2 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C5
127 122 -5 Ian Happ CHC OF/2B OF39/2B13
128 132 4 Addison Reed NYM RP RP14
129 134 5 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP34
130 153 23 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP35
131 146 15 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP15
132 131 -1 Alex Colome TB RP RP16
133 130 -3 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP17
134 136 2 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP36
135 138 3 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B19
136 107 -29 Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B20
137 123 -14 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF40
138 126 -12 Ian Desmond COL OF/1B OF41/1B21
139 143 4 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B14/3B17
140 148 8 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B22
141 152 11 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP37
142 155 13 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF42
143 156 13 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B18/1B23
144 149 5 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B15/SS10/OF43
145 142 -3 Eduardo Nunez BOS 3B/SS/OF 3B19/SS11/OF44
146 144 -2 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B16
147 147 0 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP38
148 129 -19 Zach Britton BAL RP RP18
149 151 2 Cody Allen CLE RP RP19
150 165 15 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B20
151 166 15 AJ Ramos MIA RP RP20
152 167 15 Todd Frazier NYY 3B 3B21
153 170 17 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP39
154 172 18 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP40/RP21
155 173 18 Rich Hill LAD SP SP41
156 98 -58 Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B24
157 183 26 Lance Lynn STL SP SP42
158 158 0 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP43
159 159 0 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP44
160 182 22 Chris Taylor LAD 3B/2B/OF 3B22/2B17/OF45
161 180 19 Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS12
162 191 29 Tommy Pham STL OF OF46
163 205 42 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF47
164 160 -4 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B18
165 161 -4 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP45
166 162 -4 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP46
167 164 -3 Evan Gattis HOU C C6
168 201 33 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF48
169 163 -6 Zack Cozart CIN SS SS13
170 168 -2 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF49
171 169 -2 Brad Brach BAL RP RP22
172 179 7 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B19/3B23/SS14
173 181 8 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B20
174 200 26 Jordan Montgomery NYY SP SP47
175 178 3 Zack Godley ARI RP/SP RP23/SP48
176 177 1 Brian McCann HOU C C7
177 175 -2 Jim Johnson ATL RP RP24
178 176 -2 Brandon Kintzler MIN RP RP25
179 184 5 Bud Norris LAA RP/SP RP26/SP49
180 174 -6 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP50
181 171 -10 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B24/1B25
182 185 3 Josh Reddick HOU OF OF50
183 195 12 David Peralta ARI OF OF51
184 187 3 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B25
185 186 1 Logan Morrison TB 1B 1B26
186 188 2 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B26
187 189 2 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B27/2B21/SS15
188 154 -34 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP51
189 190 1 Cole Hamels TEX SP SP52
190 203 13 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C8
191 125 -66 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF52
192 209 17 Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B/3B/SS/OF 1B27/3B28/SS16/OF53
193 202 9 Michael Wacha STL RP/SP RP27/SP53
194 232 38 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B22/OF54
195 212 17 Scooter Gennett CIN 2B/OF 2B23/OF55
196 NR N/A Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B29
197 196 -1 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS17/2B24/3B30
198 140 -58 Chris Owings ARI SS/2B/OF SS18/2B25/OF56
199 192 -7 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B26
200 197 -3 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP54
201 194 -7 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF57
202 145 -57 Jon Gray COL SP SP55
203 230 27 Alex Cobb TB SP SP56
204 216 12 Yoan Moncada CWS 3B 3B31
205 219 14 Yadier Molina STL C C9
206 223 17 Clint Frazier NYY OF OF58
207 225 18 Chase Anderson MIL SP SP57
208 206 -2 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF59
209 221 12 Victor Martinez DET DH DH1
210 211 1 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B28/OF60
211 157 -54 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B29/OF61
212 214 2 Melky Cabrera CWS OF OF62
213 227 14 Justin Wilson DET RP RP28
214 NR N/A Danny Salazar CLE SP SP58
215 215 0 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B30
216 210 -6 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS19
217 240 23 Marcus Semien OAK SS SS20
218 NR N/A Paul DeJong STL 3B/2B/SS 3B32/2B27/SS21
219 213 -6 John Lackey CHC SP SP59
220 207 -13 Troy Tulowitzki TOR SS SS22
221 115 -106 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF63
222 218 -4 Jason Vargas KC SP SP60
223 226 3 Hector Neris PHI RP RP29
224 235 11 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B33
225 NR N/A Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B28
226 NR N/A Brad Hand SD RP RP30
227 229 2 Trevor Rosenthal STL RP RP31
228 228 0 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP32
229 220 -9 Kendrys Morales TOR DH DH2
230 208 -22 Scott Schebler CIN OF OF64
231 231 0 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP61
232 NR N/A Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP62
233 233 0 Fernando Rodney ARI RP RP33
234 NR N/A Sean Doolittle WAS RP RP34
235 NR N/A Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF65
236 242 6 Addison Russell CHC SS SS23
237 243 6 Matt Adams ATL 1B 1B31
238 238 0 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/1B 3B34/1B32
239 247 8 Mike Leake STL SP SP63
240 193 -47 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP64
241 198 -43 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP65/RP35
242 217 -25 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF66
243 224 -19 Wilson Ramos TB C C10
244 150 -94 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF67
245 222 -23 Max Kepler MIN OF OF68
246 NR N/A Jorge Bonifacio KC OF OF69
247 NR N/A Randal Grichuk STL OF OF70
248 236 -12 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B33
249 237 -12 Jonathan Lucroy TEX C C11
250 245 -5 Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF71

Quick Hits

  • Clayton Kershaw suffered a lower back strain which forced him to go on the DL. The Dodgers ace, and the #1 overall player in fantasy at the time of his injury, is expected to miss 4 to 6 weeks. This puts his return in September. Kershaw is still the best SP in baseball when healthy so this injury drops him to the back end of the upper tier of starters. Put him on the DL and ride it out. Those of you in the driver’s seat in terms of making the fantasy playoffs might benefit from trying to trade for Kershaw as he will be a huge boost come fantasy playoff time.
  • Travis Shaw is a top 20 player, top 10 hitter, and #2 at both 1B and 3B in fantasy.
  • Eric Hosmer is a top 40 player, top 25 hitter, and #7 at 1B in fantasy.
  • You’re welcome!
  • Bradley Zimmer has been hot! Over his past 40 games, Zimmer is hitting .296/.345/.437 with 3 HR and 8 SB. For the season he is hitting .281 with 7 HR and 12 SB. That’s a 20-30 player if given a full season worth of games. He is also available around 50% of CBS leagues, 75% of Yahoo! leagues and 80% of ESPN leagues! Pick him up!
  • What happened to Mitch Haniger? Before his injury that caused him to miss over 6 weeks, he slashed .342/.447/.608 with 4 HR and 16 RBI in 21 games. He was looking like a great breakout and caused me to rank him as a top 100 overall player. Since his return from the DL on June 11, Haniger has dropped off like crazy. He is hitting .200/.293/.308 with just 3 HR over 35 games. He is now ranked outside my top 65 at OF and is barely hanging on to Top 250 status.

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:

  • Brandon Belt (.200 average with 0 HR since All-Star break)
  • Carlos Gonzalez (.212 average with 2 HR and 9 RBI since June 1)
  • Mitch Haniger (see above)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Rafael Devers (would be ranked higher if I knew he was staying)
  • Danny Salazar (great 1st outing, strikeouts have always been there)
  • Paul DeJong
  • Cesar Hernandez
  • Brad Hand (next week will change his value)
  • Kevin Gausman (welcome back)
  • Sean Doolittle
  • Aaron Altherr (welcome back too)
  • Jorge Bonifacio
  • Randal Grichuk

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Dexter Fowler (another DL stint)
  • Keon Broxton (a 3 for 50 slump with get you sent to the minors)
  • Steven Matz
  • Jacoby Ellsbury
  • Brandon Drury
  • Jose Peraza
  • Stephen Piscotty
  • Dan Straily
  • J.A. Happ
  • Jed Lowrie

See you next week!