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Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Grades & Start/Sit Advice: Week 5 (4/22 – 4/28)

Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Grades & Start/Sit Advice: Week 5 (4/22 – 4/28)

Welcome to Quick Grades. Or Start/Sit Grades. Whatever you want to call it, this is our weekly fantasy baseball article where we provide rankings and grades for all fantasy baseball-relevant players to help you set your weekly lineups. By leveraging our industry-leading projections and rankings from some of the most accurate fantasy baseball experts, we’re able to provide these custom player grades each week. We continue to tweak our process for this series each season to ensure the grades are as predictive and accurate as possible, and this has become an invaluable resource for fantasy managers who have to make difficult start/sit decisions each and every week. Check back each week for updated grades that take each player’s matchups and projected stats into consideration. Here are the grades for Fantasy Baseball Week 5.

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Fantasy Baseball Weekly Player Rankings & Grades

Let’s take a look at our weekly rankings and grades for all fantasy-relevant players.

Name Team Position Score Grade
Shohei Ohtani LAD DH 100 A
Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 100 A
Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 100 A
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL RF 100 A
Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 100 A
Mookie Betts LAD 2B,SS,RF 100 A
Kyle Tucker HOU RF 98 A
Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 98 A
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 97 A
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 94 A
Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 94 A
Juan Soto NYY LF,RF 94 A
Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 90 A
Michael Harris II ATL CF 89 B
Trea Turner PHI SS 88 B
Aaron Judge NYY CF,RF,DH 88 B
Matt Olson ATL 1B 87 B
Rafael Devers BOS 3B 87 B
William Contreras MIL C,DH 87 B
Will Smith LAD C 87 B
Randy Arozarena TB LF 87 B
J.T. Realmuto PHI C 87 B
Austin Riley ATL 3B 87 B
Mike Trout LAA CF 86 B
Corey Seager TEX SS 85 B
Bryan Reynolds PIT LF,CF,RF 84 B
Adolis Garcia TEX CF,RF 84 B
Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 83 B
Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 82 B
Cody Bellinger CHC 1B,CF 81 B
Nolan Jones COL 1B,LF,RF 81 B
Francisco Lindor NYM SS 80 B
Evan Carter TEX LF 80 B
Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 80 B
Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 80 B
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 80 B
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 79 C
Marcus Semien TEX 2B 79 C
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 79 C
CJ Abrams WSH SS 78 C
Wyatt Langford TEX DH,LF 78 C
MJ Melendez KC C,LF,RF 78 C
Riley Greene DET LF,CF,RF 77 C
George Springer TOR RF,DH 77 C
Yainer Diaz HOU C,1B,DH 77 C
Willson Contreras STL C,DH 76 C
Ian Happ CHC LF 76 C
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 76 C
Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 76 C
Brandon Nimmo NYM LF,CF 75 C
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 75 C
Bo Bichette TOR SS 75 C
Teoscar Hernandez LAD DH,LF,RF 75 C
Jarren Duran BOS LF,CF 74 C
Cal Raleigh SEA C 74 C
Jorge Soler SF RF,DH 74 C
Marcell Ozuna ATL LF,DH 74 C
Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 74 C
Nick Castellanos PHI RF 74 C
Jackson Chourio MIL CF,RF 73 C
Jordan Walker STL LF,RF 73 C
Christian Walker ARI 1B 73 C
Chas McCormick HOU LF,CF,RF 73 C
James Outman LAD LF,CF 73 C
Steven Kwan CLE LF 72 C
Triston Casas BOS 1B 72 C
Gabriel Moreno ARI C 72 C
Francisco Alvarez NYM C 72 C
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 72 C
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 72 C
Oneil Cruz PIT SS 72 C
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 72 C
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 71 C
Masataka Yoshida BOS LF,DH 71 C
Cedric Mullins II BAL CF 71 C
Anthony Santander BAL 1B,RF,DH 71 C
Spencer Steer CIN 1B,2B,3B,LF 71 C
Lane Thomas WSH CF,RF 71 C
Dansby Swanson CHC SS 71 C
Lars Nootbaar STL LF,CF,RF 70 C
Logan O’Hoppe LAA C 70 C
Salvador Perez KC C,1B,DH 70 C
Yandy Diaz TB 1B,3B 70 C
Xander Bogaerts SD 2B,SS 70 C
Starling Marte NYM RF 70 C
Jung Hoo Lee SF CF 69 D
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ARI LF,DH 69 D
Esteury Ruiz OAK LF,CF,RF 69 D
Ketel Marte ARI 2B 69 D
Jonah Heim TEX C 69 D
Daulton Varsho TOR LF,CF 69 D
Eloy Jimenez CWS RF,DH 69 D
Anthony Volpe NYY SS 68 D
Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 68 D
Byron Buxton MIN CF,DH 68 D
Kerry Carpenter DET LF,RF,DH 68 D
Luis Rengifo LAA 2B,3B,OF,RF,SS 67 D
Gavin Lux LAD 2B,LF,OF 67 D
Taylor Ward LAA LF 67 D
Isaac Paredes TB 1B,2B,3B 67 D
Ke’Bryan Hayes PIT 3B 67 D
Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 67 D
Bo Naylor CLE C 67 D
Jack Suwinski PIT LF,CF,RF 67 D
Jackson Holliday BAL 2B,SS 67 D
Ceddanne Rafaela BOS 2B,CF,SS 67 D
Max Muncy LAD 3B 67 D
Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B 66 D
Brendan Donovan STL 1B,2B,CI,LF,RF 66 D
Christopher Morel CHC 2B,3B,CF,DH,MI,OF,RF 66 D
Giancarlo Stanton NYY RF,DH 66 D
Luis Arraez MIA 1B,2B 66 D
Willy Adames MIL SS 66 D
Alejandro Kirk TOR C 66 D
Colton Cowser BAL LF,CF,RF 66 D
Josh Naylor CLE 1B,DH 66 D
Luis Campusano SD C 65 D
Leody Taveras TEX CF 65 D
Austin Hays BAL LF,CF 65 D
Shea Langeliers OAK C 65 D
Ryan Jeffers MIN C,DH 65 D
Jackson Merrill SD SS,CF 65 D
Christian Encarnacion-Strand CIN 1B,DH 65 D
Bryson Stott PHI 2B 65 D
Zack Gelof OAK 2B 65 D
Nolan Gorman STL 2B,3B,DH 65 D
Henry Davis PIT C,RF 65 D
Ezequiel Tovar COL SS 65 D
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B,LF,RF 65 D
Jose Siri TB CF 64 D
Edouard Julien MIN 2B,DH 64 D
Michael Busch CHC 1B,3B 64 D
Sal Frelick MIL CF,LF,RF 64 D
Tyler Stephenson CIN C,DH 64 D
Davis Schneider TOR 2B,LF 64 D
Alex Verdugo NYY LF,RF 64 D
Mitch Garver SEA C,DH 64 D
Jarred Kelenic ATL LF,CF,RF 64 D
Matt Chapman SF 3B 64 D
Jake Fraley CIN LF,RF,DH 64 D
Mitch Haniger SEA LF,RF 63 D
Jeremy Pena HOU SS 63 D
Bryan De La Cruz MIA LF,RF,DH 63 D
Harrison Bader NYM CF 63 D
Parker Meadows DET CF 63 D
Will Benson CIN LF,CF,RF 63 D
Alec Bohm PHI 1B,3B 63 D
Rhys Hoskins MIL 1B,DH 63 D
LaMonte Wade Jr. SF 1B,LF,RF 63 D
Maikel Garcia KC 3B,SS 63 D
Jorge Polanco SEA 2B,3B 62 D
Jake McCarthy ARI CF,RF 62 D
Andrew Benintendi CWS LF 62 D
Alex Kirilloff MIN 1B,DH,LF,RF 62 D
Ryan O’Hearn BAL 1B,DH,RF 62 D
Nelson Velazquez KC LF,RF,DH 62 D
Thairo Estrada SF 2B,SS 62 D
Whit Merrifield PHI 2B,LF 61 D
Jordan Westburg BAL 2B,3B 61 D
Willi Castro MIN 2B,3B,CF,LF,SS 61 D
Brandon Marsh PHI LF,CF 61 D
Charlie Blackmon COL RF,DH 61 D
Andy Pages LAD CF,OF,RF 61 D
Joc Pederson ARI LF,DH 61 D
Elias Diaz COL C 61 D
Luke Raley SEA 1B,LF,CF,RF 61 D
Eugenio Suarez ARI 3B 61 D
Brice Turang MIL 2B,SS 61 D
Ramon Laureano CLE CF,RF 60 D
Andrew Vaughn CWS 1B 60 D
Austin Wells NYY C 60 D
Justin Turner TOR 1B,2B,3B,DH 60 D
Jake Rogers DET C 60 D
Michael Conforto SF LF,RF 60 D
Hunter Renfroe KC 1B,RF 60 D
Cavan Biggio TOR 1B,2B,3B,RF 60 D
Ezequiel Duran TEX 1B,3B,DH,LF,SS 60 D
Jeimer Candelario CIN 1B,3B 60 D
J.P. Crawford SEA SS 60 D
Patrick Bailey SF C 60 D
Ivan Herrera STL C 60 D
Zach Neto LAA SS 60 D
Amed Rosario TB 2B,SS,RF 60 D
Connor Wong BOS C 60 D
Johan Rojas PHI CF 60 D
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B,DH 60 D
Jose Caballero TB 2B,SS 60 D
Nolan Schanuel LAA 1B 59 F
Jonathan India CIN 2B,DH 59 F
Ty France SEA 1B 59 F
Yan Gomes CHC C 59 F
Adam Duvall ATL CF,LF,RF 59 F
Ryan McMahon COL 2B,3B 59 F
Jesse Winker WSH LF,DH 59 F
Mark Canha DET 1B,CI,DH,LF,RF 59 F
Brandon Drury LAA 1B,2B 59 F
Freddy Fermin KC C 58 F
Nick Senzel WSH 3B,LF,CF,RF 58 F
Edward Olivares PIT DH,LF,RF 58 F
Connor Joe PIT 1B,LF,RF 58 F
Victor Scott STL CF 58 F
Seth Brown OAK 1B,LF,RF 58 F
Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B 58 F
Mauricio Dubon HOU 2B,SS,LF,CF 58 F
Rene Pinto TB C 58 F
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C 58 F
Brenton Doyle COL CF 58 F
Chris Taylor LAD 3B,SS,LF 58 F
Wilyer Abreu BOS LF,CF,RF 57 F
Mickey Moniak LAA LF,CF,RF 57 F
Mike Yastrzemski SF LF,CF,RF 57 F
Harold Ramirez TB LF,RF,DH 57 F
Richie Palacios TB LF,CF,RF 57 F
Joey Gallo WSH 1B,LF,CF,RF 57 F
Orlando Arcia ATL SS 57 F
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 57 F
Trent Grisham NYY CF 57 F
Lawrence Butler OAK CF,RF 57 F
Josh Bell MIA 1B,DH 57 F
Zach McKinstry DET 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF 57 F
Eddie Rosario WSH LF,CF 57 F
Jose Abreu HOU 1B 57 F
Jared Triolo PIT 1B,2B,3B 57 F
Jesus Sanchez MIA LF,CF,RF 57 F
Michael A. Taylor PIT CF 57 F
Ryan Noda OAK 1B 57 F
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TOR 2B,3B,CF,LF 57 F
Kike Hernandez LAD 1B,2B,3B,CF,CI,LF,SS 57 F
Matt Vierling DET 3B,LF,CF,RF 57 F
Anthony Rendon LAA 3B 57 F
Tim Anderson MIA SS 57 F
Colt Keith DET 2B,3B 56 F
Randal Grichuk ARI LF,CF,RF 56 F
Christian Vazquez MIN C 56 F
Alec Burleson STL 1B,LF,RF,DH 56 F
Manuel Margot MIN CF,LF,RF 56 F
Wilmer Flores SF 1B,3B,DH 56 F
Will Brennan CLE LF,CF,RF 56 F
Gary Sanchez MIL C,DH 56 F
JJ Bleday OAK LF,CF,RF 56 F
Jose Trevino NYY C 56 F
Joey Ortiz MIL 2B,3B 56 F
Nick Fortes MIA C 56 F
Jurickson Profar SD LF 56 F
Miguel Amaya CHC C 56 F
Brett Baty NYM 3B 56 F
Estevan Florial CLE CF,DH 56 F
Kyle Isbel KC CF 56 F
Masyn Winn STL SS 55 F
Oswaldo Cabrera NYY 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF 55 F
Gavin Sheets CWS 1B,RF,DH 55 F
Jake Meyers HOU CF 55 F
Andrew McCutchen PIT RF,DH 55 F
Gio Urshela DET 1B,3B,SS 55 F
Jo Adell LAA CF,RF 55 F
Aaron Hicks LAA LF,CF,RF 55 F
Victor Caratini HOU C 55 F
Kevin Kiermaier TOR CF 55 F
Avisail Garcia MIA LF,RF 55 F
Luis Garcia WSH 2B 55 F
Javier Baez DET SS 55 F
Tom Murphy SF C 55 F
Nick Gordon MIA 2B,LF,CF 55 F
Jake Cronenworth SD 1B,2B 55 F
Carlos Santana MIN 1B 55 F
Tyrone Taylor NYM LF,CF,RF 55 F
Jared Walsh TEX 1B,RF 54 F
Adam Frazier KC 2B,OF 54 F
Tyler Freeman CLE 2B,3B,CF,MI,SS 54 F
Joey Meneses WSH 1B,DH 54 F
Gabriel Arias CLE 1B,3B,SS,RF 54 F
Josh Rojas SEA 2B,3B 54 F
Dominic Fletcher CWS CF,RF 54 F
Garrett Hampson KC 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF 54 F
James McCann BAL C 53 F
Korey Lee CWS C 53 F
Kyle Higashioka SD C 53 F
Elehuris Montero COL 1B,3B 53 F
Carson Kelly DET C 53 F
Michael Toglia COL 1B,RF 53 F
Jake Bauers MIL 1B,LF,RF 53 F
Rowdy Tellez PIT 1B,DH 53 F
Robbie Grossman CWS LF,RF,DH 52 F
Josh H. Smith TEX 3B,SS,LF 52 F
Riley Adams WSH C 52 F
Stuart Fairchild CIN LF,CF,RF 52 F
Jorge Mateo BAL 2B,SS 52 F
Jose Miranda MIN 3B 52 F
Luke Maile CIN C 52 F
Martin Maldonado CWS C 52 F
Mike Tauchman CHC CF,RF 52 F
Brayan Rocchio CLE 3B,SS 52 F
Garrett Cooper CHC 1B,DH 52 F
DJ Stewart NYM DH,RF 52 F
Travis Jankowski TEX LF,CF,RF 51 F
Kyle Farmer MIN 2B,3B,SS 51 F
Tyler Fitzgerald SF SS,CF 51 F
Austin Martin MIN 2B,CF,LF,SS 51 F
Joey Bart PIT C 51 F
Trevor Larnach MIN LF,RF 51 F
Reese McGuire BOS C 51 F
Jacob Young WSH CF 51 F
Austin Slater SF LF,CF,RF 51 F
Jose Azocar SD LF,CF,RF 51 F
Matt Thaiss LAA C 51 F
Paul DeJong CWS SS 51 F
Curtis Mead TB 2B,3B 51 F
Blake Perkins MIL LF,CF,RF 51 F
Jacob Stallings COL C 50 F
Vidal Brujan MIA 2B 50 F
Ramon Urias BAL 1B,2B,3B 50 F
Omar Narvaez NYM C 50 F
Nick Martini CIN LF,DH 50 F
Santiago Espinal CIN 2B,3B,SS 50 F
Nick Ahmed SF SS 50 F
Cristian Pache PHI LF,CF 49 F
Abraham Toro OAK 1B,2B,3B,DH 49 F
Tucker Barnhart ARI C 49 F
Austin Barnes LAD C 49 F
Ildemaro Vargas WSH 2B,3B,LF,SS 49 F
Nicky Lopez CWS 2B,3B,SS 48 F
Austin Shenton TB 1B,3B 48 F
Chadwick Tromp ATL C 48 F
Jace Peterson ARI 2B,3B 48 F
Enmanuel Valdez BOS 2B 48 F
Miguel Sano LAA 1B,DH 48 F
Blaze Alexander ARI 2B,DH,SS 47 F
Emmanuel Rivera MIA 1B,3B 47 F
Jon Singleton HOU 1B 47 F
Nick Allen OAK SS 47 F
Eguy Rosario SD 3B 46 F
Kevin Newman ARI 1B,2B,3B,MI,SS 46 F
Ernie Clement TOR 2B,3B,SS 46 F
Bobby Dalbec BOS 1B,3B 46 F
Zack Short NYM 2B,3B,SS 46 F
Oliver Dunn MIL 2B,3B 45 F
Luis Guillorme ATL 2B,3B 45 F
Edmundo Sosa PHI 3B,MI,SS 45 F
Alan Trejo COL 2B,3B,SS 45 F
Miguel Rojas LAD SS 45 F
Pablo Reyes BOS 2B,SS 44 F
Joey Wendle NYM SS 44 F
Lenyn Sosa CWS 2B,3B 44 F
Brandon Crawford STL SS 44 F
Tyler Wade SD 3B,SS 42 F

Fantasy Baseball Prospects to Stash

We already have some solid wins from our last installment as Jackson Holliday and Jack Leiter have both received their call to the majors. Below I’ve got the top-10 fantasy baseball prospects to prioritize on your stash list.

There is a combination of talent versus proximity in these ranks. Christian Scott over Ricky Tidemann is an example of this. I do believe Tiedemann long term is the better pitcher, but Christian Scott has been pitching so well, and his timeline looks to hit before Tiedemann. Take a look at your roster and league to decide when to start stashing, but they are the top-6 guys I’d trigger finger for.

 

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