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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson finally realized they are superstars. Rhys Hoskins is must own.

Manny Machado is finally looking himself. Did he jump back inside the top 20?
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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 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF2
3 3 0 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
4 4 0 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
5 5 0 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF3
6 6 0 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B1
7 7 0 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
8 9 1 Chris Sale BOS SP SP1
9 10 1 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP2
10 8 -2 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP3
11 11 0 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B2/OF5
12 12 0 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B/3B 1B2/3B3
13 13 0 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
14 19 5 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B/2B 1B4/2B2
15 14 -1 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B5/OF6
16 15 -1 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP4
17 16 -1 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP5
18 17 -1 Corey Seager LAD SS SS1
19 18 -1 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B3/1B6
20 28 8 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B4/SS2
21 21 0 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B4
22 23 1 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF7
23 22 -1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP6
24 24 0 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
25 40 15 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP7
26 20 -6 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B5/2B5/OF8
27 25 -2 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B7
28 26 -2 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF9
29 27 -2 George Springer HOU OF OF10
30 29 -1 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP2
31 30 -1 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF11
32 36 4 Chris Archer TB SP SP8
33 32 -1 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS3
34 46 12 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B6
35 33 -2 Khris Davis OAK OF OF12
36 37 1 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP9
37 38 1 J.D. Martinez ARI OF OF13
38 41 3 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP10
39 42 3 Justin Upton DET OF OF14
40 44 4 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B6
41 34 -7 Yu Darvish LAD SP SP11
42 35 -7 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP3/SP12
43 39 -4 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B8
44 43 -1 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B7
45 45 0 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B7
46 47 1 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B8/1B9
47 48 1 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B9
48 50 2 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS4
49 51 2 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP13
50 52 2 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP14/RP4
51 53 2 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B10
52 54 2 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF15
53 55 2 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF16
54 57 3 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B10
55 58 3 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP15
56 59 3 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B11
57 61 4 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF17
58 62 4 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B8
59 89 30 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP16
60 64 4 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF18
61 65 4 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF19
62 70 8 Jay Bruce CLE OF/1B OF20/1B11
63 75 12 Starling Marte PIT OF OF21
64 71 7 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B9
65 63 -2 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B12
66 79 13 Wade Davis CHC RP RP5
67 66 -1 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B13
68 67 -1 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B14
69 72 3 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP6
70 68 -2 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B15
71 73 2 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP7
72 105 33 Sean Doolittle WAS RP RP8
73 69 -4 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B10/OF22
74 74 0 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF23
75 90 15 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP17
76 102 26 Justin Verlander DET SP SP18
77 60 -17 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF24
78 49 -29 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B12/OF25
79 76 -3 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF26
80 77 -3 Buster Posey SF C/1B C1/1B16
81 80 -1 Gary Sanchez NYY C C2
82 123 41 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B11/SS5/OF27
83 106 23 Rich Hill LAD SP SP19
84 78 -6 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP20
85 81 -4 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B17
86 82 -4 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS6
87 83 -4 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS7
88 86 -2 Eduardo Nunez BOS SS/2B/3B/OF SS8/2B12/3B13/OF28
89 56 -33 Jon Lester CHC SP SP21
90 84 -6 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B14
91 85 -6 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B15
92 88 -4 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B13
93 93 0 Jose Quintana CHC SP SP22
94 100 6 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B16
95 108 13 Ken Giles HOU RP RP9
96 95 -1 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP10/SP23
97 101 4 Adam Jones BAL OF OF29
98 104 6 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF30
99 92 -7 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP24
100 94 -6 Greg Holland COL RP RP11
101 96 -5 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP12
102 107 5 Alex Colome TB RP RP13
103 97 -6 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B14/SS9
104 98 -6 Sonny Gray NYY SP SP25
105 99 -6 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP26
106 109 3 Trevor Story COL SS SS10
107 110 3 Zach Britton BAL RP RP14
108 111 3 Cody Allen CLE RP RP15
109 112 3 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP16
110 113 3 Tommy Pham STL OF OF31
111 114 3 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS 3B17/SS11
112 119 7 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C3
113 132 19 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B18
114 120 6 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP27
115 122 7 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP28
116 131 15 Yadier Molina STL C C4
117 141 24 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF 1B18/OF32
118 116 -2 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF33
119 118 -1 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS12
120 117 -3 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B15/1B19/3B19
121 121 0 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP29
122 115 -7 Felipe Rivero PIT RP RP17
123 129 6 Brad Hand SD RP RP18
124 137 13 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B20/2B16/SS13
125 87 -38 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B21
126 126 0 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP30
127 127 0 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF34
128 128 0 Chris Taylor LAD 3B/2B/OF 3B22/2B17/OF35
129 130 1 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP31
130 124 -6 Zack Godley ARI RP/SP RP19/SP32
131 133 2 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP33
132 136 4 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP34/RP20
133 149 16 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B18/3B23
134 125 -9 Lance Lynn STL SP SP35
135 91 -44 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP21
136 134 -2 AJ Ramos NYM RP RP22
137 140 3 Hector Neris PHI RP RP23
138 143 5 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP36
139 150 11 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B19
140 138 -2 Michael Wacha STL RP/SP RP24/SP37
141 139 -2 Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP38
142 152 10 Ian Happ CHC OF/2B OF36/2B20
143 167 24 Paul DeJong STL 3B/2B/SS 3B24/2B21/SS14
144 202 58 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS15
145 146 1 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF37
146 153 7 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF38
147 159 12 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF39
148 147 -1 Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS16
149 154 5 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B20
150 135 -15 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B25/1B21
151 156 5 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP39
152 155 3 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B22/3B26/SS17
153 103 -50 Danny Salazar CLE SP SP40
154 158 4 Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF 1B22/2B23/3B27/SS18/OF40
155 163 8 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP41
156 164 8 Cole Hamels TEX SP SP42
157 160 3 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF41
158 192 34 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP25
159 144 -15 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF42
160 162 2 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF43/1B23
161 151 -10 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF44
162 169 7 Manuel Margot SD OF OF45
163 170 7 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B28/1B24
164 145 -19 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF46
165 176 11 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP43
166 183 17 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF47
167 182 15 Josh Reddick HOU OF OF48
168 181 13 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B29
169 175 6 James Paxton SEA SP SP44
170 191 21 Fernando Rodney ARI RP RP26
171 180 9 Marcus Semien OAK SS SS19
172 178 6 David Peralta ARI OF OF49
173 186 13 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP45
174 185 11 Tim Beckham BAL SS/2B SS20/2B24
175 194 19 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B/3B 2B25/3B30
176 203 27 Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF50
177 187 10 Todd Frazier NYY 3B 3B31
178 172 -6 Melky Cabrera KC OF OF51
179 205 26 Charlie Morton HOU SP SP46
180 209 29 Salvador Perez KC C C5
181 213 32 Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B25
182 214 32 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF52
183 173 -10 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B26
184 193 9 Chase Anderson MIL SP SP47
185 161 -24 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF53
186 165 -21 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B26
187 142 -45 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B27
188 184 -4 Logan Morrison TB 1B 1B27
189 148 -41 Jacob Faria TB SP SP48
190 197 7 Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP49
191 204 13 Jon Gray COL SP SP50
192 NR N/A Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP SP51
193 31 -162 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF54
194 177 -17 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF55
195 179 -16 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B28
196 188 -8 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF56
197 190 -7 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B28
198 208 10 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C6
199 168 -31 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/1B/OF 3B32/1B29/OF57
200 174 -26 J.A. Happ TOR SP SP52
201 196 -5 Zach Davies MIL SP SP53
202 198 -4 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP54/RP27
203 200 -3 Zack Cozart CIN SS SS21
204 215 11 Arodys Vizcaino ATL RP RP28
205 199 -6 Shane Greene DET RP RP29
206 220 14 Scooter Gennett CIN 2B/OF 2B29/OF58
207 NR N/A Carlos Rodon CWS SP SP55
208 201 -7 Cory Spangenberg SD 2B/3B/OF 2B30/3B33/OF59
209 206 -3 John Lackey CHC SP SP56
210 236 26 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP57
211 195 -16 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B30/OF60
212 211 -1 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP58
213 NR N/A Patrick Corbin ARI RP/SP RP30/SP60
214 212 -2 Amed Rosario NYM SS SS22
215 224 9 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF61
216 157 -59 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP31
217 233 16 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF62
218 234 16 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF63
219 217 -2 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP61
220 NR N/A Alex Avila CHC C/1B C7/1B31
221 225 4 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF64
222 218 -4 Gerardo Parra COL OF OF65
223 219 -4 Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF66
224 NR N/A Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF67
225 222 -3 Alex Cobb TB SP SP62
226 232 6 Max Kepler MIN OF OF68
227 NR N/A Brad Ziegler MIA RP RP32
228 NR N/A Sam Dyson SF RP RP33
229 189 -40 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF69
230 229 -1 Brian McCann HOU C C8
231 237 6 Yonder Alonso SEA 1B 1B32
232 230 -2 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C9/OF70
233 227 -6 Brad Brach BAL RP RP34
234 NR N/A Luke Weaver STL SP SP63
235 240 5 German Marquez COL SP SP64
236 221 -15 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP65
237 207 -30 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP66
238 NR N/A Dan Straily MIA SP SP67
239 NR N/A Jose Urena MIA RP/SP RP35/SP68
240 NR N/A Brad Peacock HOU RP/SP RP36/SP69
241 248 7 Hunter Pence SF OF OF71
242 239 -3 Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF72
243 241 -2 Yoan Moncada CWS 3B/2B 3B34/2B31
244 171 -73 Rajai Davis BOS OF OF73
245 242 -3 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS23/2B32/OF74
246 226 -20 Tim Anderson CWS SS SS24
247 NR N/A Yangervis Solarte SD 3B/2B/SS 3B35/2B33/SS25
248 NR N/A Parker Bridwell LAA SP SP70
249 166 -83 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF75
250 NR N/A Wilson Ramos TB C C10

Quick Hits

  • Fantasy owners who waited patiently on the likes of Manny Machado and Josh Donaldson have been rewarded over the past several weeks. Machado has been the #3 overall player over the past 30 days and Donaldson have been #5 overall in that same time frame. Their stock will only continue to go up if they keep this up. I’m not sure it will though. We have to remember how bad they were earlier in the year. Their individual performances will not only impact their rankings rest of season. Their September stats will help decide where owners have them ranked for 2018.
  • Trea Turner is currently on a rehab assignment. Let’s see where he ranks for the season... The #4 SS and also inside the top 25 at OF. Turner has played in just 68 games this season. Turner was the #6 overall player in fantasy at the time he suffered a wrist injury. He was also the #1 overall player in the 30 days leading up to the injury. If he comes back next week of around the September 1, I don’t see why he can’t be the #1 overall player in fantasy during the fantasy playoffs. Turner owners, get ready!
  • Rhys Hoskins looks amazing! Hoskins is hitting .283/.406/.755 with 8 HR and 19 RBI over just 15 games since joining the majors. Perhaps the most impressive stat: 10 BB and 11 Ks. Hoskins had great plate discipline in the minors but those traits don’t always translate. And if they do, it certainly doesn’t normally happen this fast. The power is legit and although I don’t expect him to hit a homer ever other day, the production should remain the rest of 2017. Grab him up for the playoffs if he is still on waivers.
  • The Yankees bullpen situation is a difficult one to project. Aroldis Chapman lost his job as the 9th inning guy. He also has a loaded bullpen behind him with several relievers who would be amazing fantasy closers. A couple of those pitchers have been in the past. I’m not convinced this is a long term removal for Chapman. He drops behind the group of closers I feel confident who will remain in the 9th inning role for their team and will do a good job at it. Chapman could leap frog back inside the top 5 next week or 2 weeks from now though. He and the Yankees man to get, Dellin Betances, should remain on all fantasy rosters as they both provide elite RP production and the bonus saves will just add to their value.
  • We have a week and a month left in the 2017 season. Players ranked between 150 and 250 are going to be extremely fluid over the next several weeks. Hot streaks matter more and cold streaks or DL stints are going to drop a player down and potentially out of the top 250 all together. 14 new names enter the top 250 but that also means 14 players leave. Banged up veterans like Carlos Gomez and Dustin Pedroia need to be cut for players like Kevin Kiermaier and Yangervis Solarte. Starting pitchers are going to drop and rise in the rankings based on 1 or 2 starts. Luke Weaver made a huge impression on Wednesday. He should stick in the rotation at least a couple more turns. This makes him a must add and worthy of a top 250 rank. Streamers who are on a good run like Carlos Rodon and Patrick Corbin need to be owned and started down the stretch. September is when the teams expand their rosters. This can lead to some funky lineups which usually benefit streamer level SP. Finally, grab closers like Brad Ziegler and Sam Dyson who are getting saves now. Maybe Kyle Barraclough and Mark Melancon take over, but maybe they don’t. Get the guy who has the job now and worry about the rest if it happens. Plenty of ground can be made up in September. Don’t start to slack off now!

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:

  • Jason Kipnis (on the DL again)
  • Jake Odorizzi (6.03 since June)
  • Jameson Taillon (8.24 ERA since the All-Star break)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Hyun-Jin Ryu
  • Carlos Rodon
  • Patrick Corbin
  • Alex Avila
  • Kevin Kiermaier
  • Brad Ziegler
  • Sam Dyson
  • Luke Weaver
  • Dan Straily
  • Jose Urena
  • Brad Peacock
  • Yangervis Solarte
  • Parker Bridwell
  • Wilson Ramos

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Jarrod Dyson
  • Trevor Rosenthal
  • Carlos Gomez
  • Dustin Pedroia
  • Randal Grichuk
  • Jason Vargas
  • Kendrys Morales
  • Sean Manaea
  • Lance McCullers Jr.
  • Ian Desmond
  • Gregory Polanco
  • Mike Zunino
  • Victor Martinez
  • Welington Castillo

See you next week.