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Fantasy Baseball 2017: Rest of Season Rankings

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A pair of Mets outfielders are out for the season. A couple of fantasy stars make their long awaited returns.

Calling all fantasy owners! Clayton Kershaw is back this Friday!
Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

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 4 1 Paul Goldschmidt ARI 1B 1B1
4 3 -1 Jose Altuve HOU 2B 2B1
5 5 0 Giancarlo Stanton MIA OF OF3
6 6 0 Nolan Arenado COL 3B 3B1
7 9 2 Corey Kluber CLE SP SP1
8 8 0 Chris Sale BOS SP SP2
9 10 1 Max Scherzer WAS SP SP3
10 7 -3 Mookie Betts BOS OF OF4
11 14 3 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B/2B 1B2/2B2
12 13 1 Joey Votto CIN 1B 1B3
13 25 12 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP SP4
14 12 -2 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B/3B 1B4/3B2
15 11 -4 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 3B3/OF5
16 15 -1 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 1B5/OF6
17 16 -1 Madison Bumgarner SF SP SP5
18 17 -1 Zack Greinke ARI SP SP6
19 20 1 Manny Machado BAL 3B/SS 3B4/SS1
20 21 1 Dee Gordon MIA 2B 2B3
21 19 -2 Daniel Murphy WAS 2B/1B 2B4/1B6
22 23 1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP SP7
23 22 -1 Nelson Cruz SEA OF OF7
24 18 -6 Corey Seager LAD SS SS2
25 26 1 Jose Ramirez CLE 3B/2B/OF 3B5/2B5/OF8
26 27 1 Eric Hosmer KC 1B 1B7
27 31 4 Marcell Ozuna MIA OF OF9
28 83 55 Trea Turner WAS 2B/SS/OF 2B6/SS3/OF10
29 32 3 Chris Archer TB SP SP8
30 24 -6 Kenley Jansen LAD RP RP1
31 29 -2 George Springer HOU OF OF11
32 30 -2 Craig Kimbrel BOS RP RP2
33 34 1 Josh Donaldson TOR 3B 3B6
34 36 2 Khris Davis OAK OF OF12
35 40 5 Justin Upton LAA OF OF13
36 41 5 Jonathan Schoop BAL 2B 2B7
37 50 13 Jake Arrieta CHC SP SP9
38 38 0 J.D. Martinez ARI OF OF14
39 37 -2 Stephen Strasburg WAS SP SP10
40 39 -1 Carlos Martinez STL SP SP11
41 48 7 Anthony Rendon WAS 3B 3B7
42 49 7 Francisco Lindor CLE SS SS4
43 51 8 Luis Severino NYY SP/RP SP12/RP3
44 28 -16 Aaron Judge NYY OF OF15
45 33 -12 Elvis Andrus TEX SS SS5
46 43 -3 Alex Wood LAD RP/SP RP4/SP13
47 42 -5 Yu Darvish LAD SP SP14
48 44 -4 Edwin Encarnacion CLE 1B 1B8
49 53 4 A.J. Pollock ARI OF OF16
50 54 4 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF OF17
51 57 6 Adrian Beltre TEX 3B 3B8
52 46 -6 Mike Moustakas KC 3B 3B9
53 47 -6 Travis Shaw MIL 3B/1B 3B10/1B9
54 52 -2 Jake Lamb ARI 3B 3B11
55 55 0 Jose Abreu CWS 1B 1B10
56 56 0 Carlos Carrasco CLE SP SP15
57 58 1 Billy Hamilton CIN OF OF18
58 59 1 Brian Dozier MIN 2B 2B8
59 60 1 Gio Gonzalez WAS SP SP16
60 45 -15 Robinson Cano SEA 2B 2B9
61 76 15 Gerrit Cole PIT SP SP17
62 77 15 Justin Verlander DET SP SP18
63 61 -2 Adam Duvall CIN OF OF19
64 62 -2 Christian Yelich MIA OF OF20
65 64 -1 Starling Marte PIT OF OF21
66 65 -1 Ian Kinsler DET 2B 2B10
67 74 7 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 2B11/OF22
68 67 -1 Wade Davis CHC RP RP5
69 118 49 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF 1B11/OF23
70 63 -7 Jay Bruce CLE OF/1B OF24/1B12
71 68 -3 Ryan Zimmerman WAS 1B 1B13
72 69 -3 Carlos Santana CLE 1B 1B14
73 70 -3 Roberto Osuna TOR RP RP6
74 72 -2 Corey Knebel MIL RP RP7
75 73 -2 Sean Doolittle WAS RP RP8
76 66 -10 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B 1B15
77 71 -6 Wil Myers SD 1B 1B16
78 75 -3 Lorenzo Cain KC OF OF25
79 82 3 Gary Sanchez NYY C C1
80 84 4 Rich Hill LAD SP SP19
81 85 4 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP SP20
82 86 4 Justin Smoak TOR 1B 1B17
83 87 4 Andrelton Simmons LAA SS SS6
84 89 5 Eduardo Nunez BOS SS/2B/3B/OF SS7/2B12/3B12/OF26
85 80 -5 Andrew McCutchen PIT OF OF27
86 81 -5 Buster Posey SF C/1B C2/1B18
87 88 1 Didi Gregorius NYY SS SS8
88 96 8 Ken Giles HOU RP RP9
89 98 9 Adam Jones BAL OF OF28
90 100 10 Jimmy Nelson MIL SP SP21
91 102 11 Edwin Diaz SEA RP RP10
92 103 11 Alex Colome TB RP RP11
93 91 -2 Kyle Seager SEA 3B 3B13
94 92 -2 Justin Turner LAD 3B 3B14
95 93 -2 Rougned Odor TEX 2B 2B13
96 106 10 Aaron Nola PHI SP SP22
97 94 -3 Jose Quintana CHC SP SP23
98 95 -3 Rafael Devers BOS 3B 3B15
99 97 -2 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP/SP RP12/SP24
100 105 5 Sonny Gray NYY SP SP25
101 112 11 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS 3B16/SS9
102 111 9 Tommy Pham STL OF OF29
103 79 -24 Miguel Sano MIN 3B/OF 3B17/OF30
104 104 0 Jean Segura SEA 2B/SS 2B14/SS10
105 114 9 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B 3B18
106 145 39 Carlos Correa HOU SS SS11
107 107 0 Trevor Story COL SS SS12
108 109 1 Cody Allen CLE RP RP13
109 110 1 Kelvin Herrera KC RP RP14
110 108 -2 Zach Britton BAL RP RP15
111 90 -21 Jon Lester CHC SP SP26
112 116 4 Jeff Samardzija SF SP SP27
113 122 9 Drew Pomeranz BOS SP SP28
114 130 16 Robbie Ray ARI SP SP29
115 113 -2 J.T. Realmuto MIA C C3
116 117 1 Yadier Molina STL C C4
117 119 2 Steven Souza Jr. TB OF OF31
118 120 2 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS SS13
119 121 2 Matt Carpenter STL 2B/1B/3B 2B15/1B19/3B19
120 123 3 Felipe Rivero PIT RP RP16
121 124 3 Brad Hand SD RP RP17
122 126 4 Evan Longoria TB 3B 3B20
123 127 4 Ervin Santana MIN SP SP30
124 128 4 Yasiel Puig LAD OF OF32
125 129 4 Chris Taylor LAD 3B/2B/OF 3B21/2B16/OF33
126 152 26 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP SP31
127 131 4 Zack Godley ARI RP/SP RP18/SP32
128 132 4 Marcus Stroman TOR SP SP33
129 135 6 Lance Lynn STL SP SP34
130 125 -5 Javier Baez CHC 3B/2B/SS 3B22/2B17/SS14
131 78 -53 Ryan Braun MIL OF OF34
132 101 -31 Greg Holland COL RP RP19
133 138 5 Hector Neris PHI RP RP20
134 159 25 Dellin Betances NYY RP RP21
135 115 -20 Michael Fulmer DET SP SP35
136 139 3 Jose Berrios MIN SP SP36
137 134 -3 Josh Harrison PIT 2B/3B 2B18/3B23
138 140 2 DJ LeMahieu COL 2B 2B19
139 142 3 Kevin Gausman BAL SP SP37
140 144 4 Paul DeJong STL 3B/2B/SS 3B24/2B20/SS15
141 146 5 Brett Gardner NYY OF OF35
142 147 5 Avisail Garcia CWS OF OF36
143 148 5 Ender Inciarte ATL OF OF37
144 160 16 Corey Dickerson TB OF OF38
145 171 26 Fernando Rodney ARI RP RP22
146 150 4 Mark Reynolds COL 1B 1B20
147 154 7 Danny Salazar CLE SP SP38
148 158 10 Mark Trumbo BAL OF OF39
149 143 -6 Ian Happ CHC OF/2B OF40/2B21
150 162 12 Bryce Harper WAS OF OF41
151 163 12 Manuel Margot SD OF OF42
152 165 13 Domingo Santana MIL OF OF43
153 172 19 Marcus Semien OAK SS SS16
154 133 -21 Danny Duffy KC SP/RP SP39/RP23
155 166 11 Dallas Keuchel HOU SP SP40
156 168 12 Josh Reddick HOU OF OF44
157 167 10 Dexter Fowler STL OF OF45
158 173 15 David Peralta ARI OF OF46
159 195 36 Starlin Castro NYY 2B 2B22
160 156 -4 Rick Porcello BOS SP SP41
161 137 -24 AJ Ramos NYM RP RP24
162 174 12 Taijuan Walker ARI SP SP42
163 175 12 Tim Beckham BAL SS/2B SS17/2B23
164 176 12 Brandon Phillips ATL 2B/3B 2B24/3B25
165 180 15 Charlie Morton HOU SP SP43
166 141 -25 Michael Wacha STL RP/SP RP25/SP44
167 182 15 Josh Bell PIT 1B 1B21
168 197 29 Chris Davis BAL 1B 1B22
169 170 1 James Paxton SEA SP SP45
170 185 15 Chase Anderson MIL SP SP46
171 157 -14 Cole Hamels TEX SP SP47
172 186 14 Matt Kemp ATL OF OF47
173 189 16 Logan Morrison TB 1B 1B23
174 202 28 Dylan Bundy BAL SP/RP SP48/RP26
175 234 59 Luke Weaver STL SP SP49
176 191 15 Kenta Maeda LAD SP SP50
177 193 16 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP SP51
178 196 18 Bradley Zimmer CLE OF OF48
179 199 20 Joey Gallo TEX 3B/1B/OF 3B26/1B24/OF49
180 205 25 Shane Greene DET RP RP27
181 213 32 Patrick Corbin ARI RP/SP RP28/SP52
182 151 -31 Yuli Gurriel HOU 3B/1B 3B27/1B25
183 169 -14 Nicholas Castellanos DET 3B 3B28
184 155 -29 Marwin Gonzalez HOU 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF 1B26/2B25/3B29/SS18/OF50
185 178 -7 Todd Frazier NYY 3B 3B30
186 183 -3 Nomar Mazara TEX OF OF51
187 184 -3 Hanley Ramirez BOS 1B 1B27
188 187 -1 Cesar Hernandez PHI 2B 2B26
189 149 -40 Orlando Arcia MIL SS SS19
190 177 -13 Eddie Rosario MIN OF OF52
191 164 -27 Ryon Healy OAK 3B/1B 3B31/1B28
192 179 -13 Melky Cabrera KC OF OF53
193 192 -1 Jon Gray COL SP SP53
194 206 12 Scooter Gennett CIN 2B/3B/OF 2B27/3B32/OF54
195 211 16 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 1B29/OF55
196 198 2 Yasmani Grandal LAD C C5
197 181 -16 Salvador Perez KC C C6
198 207 9 Carlos Rodon CWS SP SP54
199 217 18 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF OF56
200 218 18 Kole Calhoun LAA OF OF57
201 224 23 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF OF58
202 161 -41 Eric Thames MIL OF/1B OF59/1B30
203 201 -2 Zach Davies MIL SP SP55
204 227 23 Brad Ziegler MIA RP RP29
205 136 -69 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP RP30
206 NR N/A Byron Buxton MIN OF OF60
207 203 -4 Zack Cozart CIN SS SS20
208 226 18 Max Kepler MIN OF OF61
209 204 -5 Arodys Vizcaino ATL RP RP31
210 208 -2 Cory Spangenberg SD 2B/3B/OF 2B28/3B33/OF62
211 209 -2 John Lackey CHC SP SP56
212 210 -2 Tanner Roark WAS SP SP57
213 212 -1 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP SP58
214 229 15 Jackie Bradley Jr. BOS OF OF63
215 214 -1 Amed Rosario NYM SS SS21
216 215 -1 Keon Broxton MIL OF OF64
217 216 -1 Andrew Miller CLE RP RP32
218 219 1 Marco Estrada TOR SP SP59
219 225 6 Alex Cobb TB SP SP60
220 188 -32 Jason Kipnis CLE 2B 2B29
221 200 -21 J.A. Happ TOR SP SP61
222 220 -2 Alex Avila CHC C/1B C7/1B31
223 222 -1 Gerardo Parra COL OF OF65
224 190 -34 Jacob Faria TB SP SP62
225 228 3 Sam Dyson SF RP RP33
226 NR N/A Blake Treinen OAK RP RP34
227 194 -33 Michael Brantley CLE OF OF66
228 240 12 Brad Peacock HOU RP/SP RP35/SP63
229 230 1 Brian McCann HOU C C8
230 231 1 Yonder Alonso SEA 1B 1B32
231 NR N/A Blake Snell TB SP SP64
232 221 -11 Carlos Gonzalez COL OF OF67
233 232 -1 Willson Contreras CHC C/OF C9/OF68
234 233 -1 Brad Brach BAL RP RP36
235 235 0 German Marquez COL SP SP65
236 242 6 Cameron Maybin HOU OF OF69
237 NR N/A Scott Schebler CIN OF OF70
238 223 -15 Aaron Hicks NYY OF OF71
239 238 -1 Dan Straily MIA SP SP66
240 239 -1 Jose Urena MIA RP/SP RP37/SP67
241 NR N/A Nick Williams PHI OF OF72
242 243 1 Yoan Moncada CWS 3B/2B 3B34/2B30
243 244 1 Rajai Davis BOS OF OF73
244 245 1 Jose Peraza CIN SS/2B/OF SS22/2B31/OF74
245 248 3 Parker Bridwell LAA SP SP68
246 249 3 Odubel Herrera PHI OF OF75
247 250 3 Wilson Ramos TB C C10
248 236 -12 Jake Odorizzi TB SP SP69
249 237 -12 Jameson Taillon PIT SP SP70
250 241 -9 Hunter Pence SF OF OF76

Quick Hits

  • Clayton Kershaw is back. He is set to make his return from the DL on Friday against the Padres. In 21 starts this season, Kershaw has a 2.04 ERA 0.88 WHIP and a 10.7 K/9. He moves back inside the top 15 overall rest of season and could find himself back at the #1 SP after a strong showing on Friday.
  • Trea Turner also returned from the DL. Turner made his return on Wednesday this week and has since gone 1 for 7 with 2 runs and a steal. Turner has 55 runs 36 SB and a .272 average in 70 games this season and could very well be fantasy’s best player for the final month of the season. He jumps inside the top 30 for now but I expect him to be as high as top 10 very soon.
  • Rhys Hoskins is the real deal. He is now just outside the top 10 at 1B and has jumped inside the top 70 overall. Pick him up if by some chance he is still out there in any of your leagues.
  • Ryan Braun takes a big fall in this week’s top 250 update. The Brewers slugger has taken a big step back this season and it has been primarily due to his health. Braun has played in just 77 games this season and has even been labelled ‘day-to-day’ by his manager for the rest of this year. He is hitting just .271 with 13 HR and 40 RBI. He also has just 1 HR in his past 30 games. I’m going to write most of this off to being inconsistent with his playing time due to injury. He just can’t seem to get into any rhythm. He should not be viewed as a top 125 player or a top 30 OF at this time.
  • Luke Weaver is also the real deal. Weaver stepped in for an injured Adam Wainwright and has made 3 starts this month. He has a 1.89 ERA with 28 strikeouts in 19 IP in those 3 starts. He was also the winning pitcher in all 3 game to boot. Wainwright has yet to begin a throwing program which keeps Weaver in the rotation but then something else happened... Mike Leake was traded! Leake was traded to the Mariners on Wednesday which firmly solidifies Weaver spot in the Cardinals rotation. Sure there’s pause just like with any new starter as to whether opposing hitters will figure him out. For the time being, Weaver is locked in as a top 50 SP and should be started with confidence in any outing.

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:

  • Marwin Gonzalez (.231 AVG .645 OPS in August. Correa will be back soon)
  • Aroldis Chapman (5.09 ERA since the break. Has better option in his own bullpen)
  • Jason Kipnis and Michael Brantley (injured with no update on a return)

Hello, Goodbye

The following players are new additions to the top 250:

  • Byron Buxton
  • Blake Treinen
  • Blake Snell
  • Scott Schebler
  • Nick Williams

The following players are no longer in my top 250:

  • Michael Conforto (terrible news)
  • Yoenis Cespedes (also out for season)
  • Jedd Gyorko (might return this year but not a top 100 guy)
  • Tim Anderson
  • Yangervis Solarte

See you next week.