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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

Trade deadline fallout edition

Both Giancarlo Stanton and Dee Gordon are top 20 in my latest Top 250 update. Check out where they ranked and others below.
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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 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF2
3 4 1 Charlie Blackmon COL OF OF3
4 5 1 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
5 6 1 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B1
6 3 -3 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
7 9 2 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
8 11 3 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B2/OF5
9 7 -2 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP1
10 14 4 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B/3B 1B2/3B3
11 13 2 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF6
12 8 -4 Chris Sale BOS SP SP2
13 12 -1 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP3
14 16 2 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
15 18 3 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B4/2B2/OF7
16 19 3 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP4
17 20 3 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP5
18 25 7 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B3
19 22 3 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B 1B4
20 24 4 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B5/OF8
21 10 -11 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B4/1B6
22 15 -7 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF9
23 29 6 Corey Seager LAD SS SS1
24 26 2 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP6
25 28 3 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
26 27 1 Chris Archer TB SP SP7
27 21 -6 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B7
28 23 -5 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B8
29 31 2 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF10
30 33 3 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF11
31 17 -14 George Springer HOU OF OF12
32 30 -2 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP8
33 32 -1 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP2
34 39 5 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF13
35 44 9 Michael Conforto NYM OF OF14
36 46 10 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B9
37 47 10 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS2
38 34 -4 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B5
39 45 6 J.D. Martinez ARI OF OF15
40 37 -3 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP9/RP3
41 36 -5 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP10
42 35 -7 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP4/SP11
43 42 -1 Yu Darvish LAD SP SP12
44 40 -4 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B6/OF16
45 38 -7 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B7/1B10
46 41 -5 Khris Davis OAK OF OF17
47 43 -4 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP13
48 48 0 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B5
49 49 0 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B8
50 50 0 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP14
51 54 3 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS3
52 57 5 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B9/SS4
53 59 6 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B11
54 60 6 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B10
55 61 6 Jon Lester CHC SP SP15
56 62 6 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP16
57 53 -4 Starling Marte PIT OF OF18
58 65 7 Justin Upton DET OF OF19
59 63 4 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP5
60 58 -2 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF20
61 51 -10 Buster Posey SF C/1B C1/1B12
62 52 -10 Gary Sanchez NYY C C2
63 56 -7 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF21
64 64 0 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF22
65 68 3 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF23
66 69 3 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B6
67 67 0 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B11
68 55 -13 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B13
69 66 -3 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF24
70 76 6 Jay Bruce NYM OF OF25
71 83 12 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF26
72 73 1 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP17
73 75 2 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP18
74 79 5 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B7
75 81 6 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP6
76 84 8 Wade Davis CHC RP RP7
77 82 5 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP8
78 78 0 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B12
79 100 21 James Paxton SEA SP SP19
80 88 8 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B13
81 93 12 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B8
82 95 13 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B14
83 97 14 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS5
84 98 14 Trevor Story COL SS SS6
85 99 14 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS7
86 108 22 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B15
87 122 35 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B16
88 72 -16 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP20
89 80 -9 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B9
90 86 -4 Jose Quintana CHC SP SP21
91 90 -1 Felipe Rivero PIT RP RP9
92 87 -5 Greg Holland COL RP RP10
93 96 3 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B14
94 101 7 Jacob Faria TB SP SP22
95 103 8 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF27
96 105 9 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP23
97 92 -5 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF28
98 94 -4 Yoenis Cespedes NYM OF OF29
99 109 10 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF30
100 77 -23 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B15
101 70 -31 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS8
102 71 -31 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B10/SS9
103 107 4 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP11/SP24
104 119 15 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF31
105 117 12 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF32
106 110 4 Sean Manaea OAK SP SP25
107 121 14 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP26
108 120 12 Sonny Gray NYY SP SP27
109 145 36 Eduardo Nunez BOS 3B/SS/OF 3B16/SS10/OF33
110 104 -6 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B11/1B17/3B17
111 123 12 Adam Jones BAL OF OF34
112 124 12 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C3/OF35
113 130 17 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP28
114 133 19 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP12
115 131 16 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP13
116 132 16 Alex Colome TB RP RP14
117 141 24 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP29
118 126 8 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C4
119 115 -4 Ken Giles HOU RP RP15
120 134 14 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP30
121 113 -8 Justin Verlander DET SP SP31
122 142 20 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF36
123 114 -9 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP32
124 125 1 Salvador Perez KC C C5
125 144 19 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B12/SS11/OF37
126 85 -41 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP16
127 89 -38 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF38
128 91 -37 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF39
129 137 8 Gregory Polanco PIT OF OF40
130 111 -19 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP33
131 148 17 Zach Britton BAL RP RP17
132 149 17 Cody Allen CLE RP RP18
133 129 -4 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP34
134 155 21 Rich Hill LAD SP SP35
135 165 30 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP36
136 166 30 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP37
137 127 -10 Ian Happ CHC OF/2B OF41/2B13
138 106 -32 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF42
139 116 -23 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF43/1B18
140 135 -5 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B19
141 136 -5 Yonder Alonso OAK 1B 1B20
142 139 -3 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B14/3B18
143 140 -3 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B21
144 146 2 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B15
145 150 5 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B19
146 151 5 AJ Ramos NYM RP RP19
147 153 6 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP38
148 154 6 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP39/RP20
149 157 8 Lance Lynn STL SP SP40
150 162 12 Tommy Pham STL OF OF44
151 168 17 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF45
152 196 44 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B20
153 194 41 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B16/OF46
154 175 21 Zack Godley ARI RP/SP RP21/SP41
155 186 31 Alex Bregman HOU 3B 3B21
156 118 -38 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP42
157 74 -83 Lance McCullers Jr. HOU SP SP43
158 160 2 Chris Taylor LAD 3B/2B/OF 3B22/2B17/OF47
159 161 2 Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS12
160 163 3 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF48
161 159 -2 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP44
162 164 2 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B18
163 226 63 Brad Hand SD RP RP22
164 147 -17 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP45
165 102 -63 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B19
166 193 27 Michael Wacha STL RP/SP RP23/SP46
167 172 5 Jedd Gyorko STL 2B/3B/SS 2B20/3B23/SS13
168 143 -25 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B24/1B22
169 152 -17 Todd Frazier NYY 3B 3B25
170 214 44 Danny Salazar CLE SP SP47
171 173 2 Dustin Pedroia BOS 2B 2B21
172 170 -2 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF49
173 205 32 Yadier Molina STL C C6
174 227 53 Trevor Rosenthal STL RP RP24
175 181 6 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B26/1B23
176 182 6 Josh Reddick HOU OF OF50
177 185 8 Logan Morrison TB 1B 1B24
178 187 9 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B27/2B22/SS14
179 184 5 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B28
180 188 8 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP48
181 192 11 Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF 1B25/2B23/3B29/SS15/OF51
182 183 1 David Peralta ARI OF OF52
183 189 6 Cole Hamels TEX SP SP49
184 138 -46 Ian Desmond COL OF/1B OF53/1B26
185 232 47 Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP50
186 206 20 Clint Frazier NYY OF OF54
187 NR N/A Manuel Margot SD OF OF55
188 NR N/A Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF56
189 208 19 Carlos Gomez TEX OF OF57
190 215 25 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B27
191 217 26 Marcus Semien OAK SS SS16
192 223 31 Hector Neris PHI RP RP25
193 225 32 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B24
194 207 13 Chase Anderson MIL SP SP51
195 190 -5 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C7
196 167 -29 Evan Gattis HOU C C8
197 176 -21 Brian McCann HOU C C9
198 199 1 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B 2B25
199 210 11 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B28/OF58
200 233 33 Fernando Rodney ARI RP RP26
201 234 33 Sean Doolittle WAS RP RP27
202 191 -11 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF59
203 195 -8 Scooter Gennett CIN 2B/OF 2B26/OF60
204 197 -7 Jonathan Villar MIL SS/2B/3B SS17/2B27/3B30
205 202 -3 Jon Gray COL SP SP52
206 203 -3 Alex Cobb TB SP SP53
207 NR N/A J.A. Happ TOR SP SP54
208 209 1 Victor Martinez DET DH DH1
209 211 2 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 1B29/OF61
210 218 8 Paul DeJong STL 3B/2B/SS 3B31/2B28/SS18
211 219 8 John Lackey CHC SP SP55
212 221 9 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF62
213 235 22 Aaron Altherr PHI OF OF63
214 200 -14 Julio Teheran ATL SP SP56
215 212 -3 Melky Cabrera KC OF OF64
216 204 -12 Yoan Moncada CWS 3B/2B 3B32/2B29
217 216 -1 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS19
218 222 4 Jason Vargas KC SP SP57
219 224 5 Maikel Franco PHI 3B 3B33
220 228 8 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP28
221 171 -50 Brad Brach BAL RP RP29
222 229 7 Kendrys Morales TOR 1B 1B30
223 238 15 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/1B 3B34/1B31
224 248 24 Albert Pujols LAA 1B 1B32
225 NR N/A Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF65
226 241 15 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP58/RP30
227 NR N/A Charlie Morton HOU SP SP59
228 NR N/A Amed Rosario NYM SS SS20
229 NR N/A Rajai Davis OAK OF OF66
230 180 -50 Ivan Nova PIT SP SP60
231 156 -75 Justin Bour MIA 1B 1B33
232 158 -74 Johnny Cueto SF SP SP61
233 112 -121 David Price BOS SP SP62
234 201 -33 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF67
235 179 -56 Bud Norris LAA RP/SP RP31/SP63
236 231 -5 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP64
237 NR N/A Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP65
238 169 -69 Zack Cozart CIN SS SS21
239 236 -3 Addison Russell CHC SS SS22
240 239 -1 Mike Leake STL SP SP66
241 240 -1 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP67
242 249 7 Jonathan Lucroy COL C C10
243 250 7 Cameron Maybin LAA OF OF68
244 237 -7 Matt Adams ATL 1B 1B34
245 NR N/A Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS23/2B30/OF69
246 242 -4 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF70
247 NR N/A Mike Zunino SEA C C11
248 243 -5 Wilson Ramos TB C C12
249 244 -5 Mitch Haniger SEA OF OF71
250 245 -5 Max Kepler MIN OF OF72

Quick Hits

  • Dee Gordon has 40 SB 70 R and a .300 average. He is currently the #11 overall player in fantasy. He is top 20 for me going forward. The top 20 has so much talent a recently slumping Daniel Murphy fell to 21. The top 30 is pretty loaded to as seen by George Springer falling to 31 after going on the DL.
  • Check out my thoughts on the Yu Darvish deal here and the Sonny Gray deal here. Turns out I was a bit too optimistic in my reaction to both of these trades. I thought I would move Darvish up but he stays at SP 12. I like him on the Dodgers more but I just trust the starters ahead of him more. As for Gray he did move up in the rankings but not as far as I first thought. He lands at SP 27 and could see his value move up or down based on how his 1st few outings go with the Yankees. I do think his value is up though.
  • The trade deadline hit the RP rankings the hardest. 3 former closers dropped outside my top 250 because they were traded. The top 16 stayed mostly the same. The only 1 dropping was Andrew Miller due to being placed on the DL. Zach Britton moves up and Brad Brach drops. Britton has a tight grip on the Orioles closer role. Brad Hand benefited (for fantasy purposes) by not being traded. Trevor Rosenthal is looking great lately and is now a top 25 RP option for me. Sean Doolittle is my pick to close for the Nationals. If he can put up a few solid weeks as their closer his ranking will reflect because this team’s closer can have tremendous fantasy value.
  • Rafael Devers looks to be sticking around. Despite a trade for Eduardo Nunez (who has been great in his own right), Devers will still get plenty of playing time while Dustin Pedroia is sidelined. Devers has also played well enough so far I believe the Red Sox will find a way to keep him heavily involved. He is now just outside the top 150 at #152.
  • Manuel Margot is hitting .278 with 8 HR and 11 SB this season in just 74 games. He is hitting .309 with 4 HR and 6 SB in his 27 games since his return from the DL earlier this season. Margot has a great power-speed combo that fantasy owners need to take advantage of! Pick him up!

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:

  • Justin Bour (3 weeks until baseball activies means he has maybe a month of fantasy value left)
  • Johnny Cueto & David Price (worried their seasons are over)
  • Max Kepler (.175 AVG 0 HR since the All-Star break)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Manuel Margot (see above)
  • Odubel Herrera
  • J.A. Happ
  • Shin-Soo Choo
  • Charlie Morton
  • Amed Rosario (#1 prospect in the minors)
  • Rajai Davis
  • Kenta Maeda (hope he stays in the rotation)
  • Jose Peraza
  • Mike Zunino

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Addison Reed (trade)
  • Jordan Montgomery (losing rotation spot because of trades)
  • Jim Johnson (removed as closer)
  • Brandon Kintzler (trade)
  • Chris Owings
  • Justin Wilson (trade)
  • Troy Tulowitzki
  • Scott Schebler
  • Jorge Bonifacio
  • Randal Grichuk

See you next week!