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Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Grades & Start/Sit Advice: Week 9 (5/20 – 5/26)

Fantasy Baseball Rankings, Grades & Start/Sit Advice: Week 9 (5/20 – 5/26)

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 Start / Sit grades for Fantasy Baseball Week 9.

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Fantasy Baseball Player Rankings & Start / Sit 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
Mookie Betts LAD 2B,SS,RF 100 A
Fernando Tatis Jr. SD RF 100 A
Julio Rodriguez SEA CF 100 A
Bobby Witt Jr. KC SS 100 A
Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL RF 100 A
Kyle Tucker HOU RF 99 A
Juan Soto NYY LF,RF 96 A
Adley Rutschman BAL C,DH 95 A
Freddie Freeman LAD 1B 94 A
William Contreras MIL C,DH 93 A
Yordan Alvarez HOU LF,DH 93 A
Michael Harris II ATL CF 90 A
Corbin Carroll ARI LF,CF,RF 89 B
Austin Riley ATL 3B 88 B
Aaron Judge NYY CF,RF,DH 88 B
Gunnar Henderson BAL 3B,SS 88 B
Elly De La Cruz CIN 3B,SS 88 B
Adolis Garcia TEX CF,DH,RF 87 B
J.T. Realmuto PHI C 87 B
Jose Ramirez CLE 3B,DH 87 B
Matt Olson ATL 1B 87 B
Randy Arozarena TB CF,LF 86 B
Kyle Schwarber PHI LF,DH 86 B
Will Smith LAD C 85 B
Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA CF 84 B
Ozzie Albies ATL 2B 83 B
Bryce Harper PHI 1B,DH 83 B
Tyler O’Neill BOS LF,CF,RF 82 B
Corey Seager TEX SS 82 B
Bryan Reynolds PIT CF,DH,LF,RF 82 B
Teoscar Hernandez LAD DH,LF,RF 81 B
Christian Yelich MIL LF,DH 80 B
CJ Abrams WSH SS 80 B
Rafael Devers BOS 3B,DH 80 B
Francisco Lindor NYM SS 79 C
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B,DH 79 C
George Springer TOR RF,DH 79 C
Salvador Perez KC C,1B,DH 79 C
Pete Alonso NYM 1B 79 C
Jose Altuve HOU 2B 78 C
Spencer Steer CIN 1B,2B,3B,LF 77 C
Anthony Santander BAL 1B,RF,DH 76 C
Marcus Semien TEX 2B 76 C
Josh Naylor CLE 1B,DH 76 C
Jarren Duran BOS LF,CF 76 C
Starling Marte NYM DH,RF 76 C
Cody Bellinger CHC 1B,CF,DH 76 C
Evan Carter TEX LF,RF 76 C
Jorge Soler SF RF,DH 75 C
MJ Melendez KC C,LF,RF 75 C
Ha-Seong Kim SD 2B,3B,SS 75 C
Cal Raleigh SEA C 75 C
Nick Castellanos PHI RF 74 C
Cedric Mullins II BAL CF 74 C
Taylor Ward LAA LF 74 C
Seiya Suzuki CHC RF 74 C
Marcell Ozuna ATL LF,DH 73 C
Brandon Nimmo NYM LF,CF 73 C
Ian Happ CHC DH,LF 73 C
Logan O’Hoppe LAA C 73 C
Jackson Chourio MIL CF,LF,RF 73 C
Riley Greene DET CF,DH,LF,RF 73 C
Yainer Diaz HOU C,1B,DH 73 C
Bo Bichette TOR SS 72 C
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. ARI LF,DH 72 C
Alex Bregman HOU 3B 72 C
Nolan Arenado STL 3B 72 C
Manny Machado SD 3B,DH 72 C
Ketel Marte ARI 2B,DH 71 C
Nico Hoerner CHC 2B,SS 71 C
Christian Walker ARI 1B 71 C
Lars Nootbaar STL LF,CF,RF 71 C
Gabriel Moreno ARI C 71 C
Jonah Heim TEX C 70 C
Daulton Varsho TOR LF,CF 70 C
Christopher Morel CHC 2B,3B,CF,DH,MI,OF,RF 70 C
Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B,DH 70 C
Mitch Garver SEA C,DH 70 C
Oneil Cruz PIT SS 69 D
Willy Adames MIL SS 69 D
Anthony Volpe NYY SS 69 D
Josh Lowe TB CF,RF,DH 69 D
Andres Gimenez CLE 2B 69 D
Isaac Paredes TB 1B,2B,3B 68 D
Jackson Merrill SD SS,CF 68 D
Alec Bohm PHI 1B,3B 68 D
Xander Bogaerts SD 2B,SS 68 D
Kerry Carpenter DET LF,RF,DH 68 D
Jeremy Pena HOU SS 68 D
Ceddanne Rafaela BOS 2B,CF,SS 68 D
Vinnie Pasquantino KC 1B,DH 68 D
Jake Fraley CIN LF,RF,DH 68 D
Luis Campusano SD C 67 D
Justin Turner TOR 1B,2B,3B,DH 67 D
Ryan Jeffers MIN C,DH 67 D
Jo Adell LAA CF,RF 67 D
Bryan De La Cruz MIA LF,RF,DH 67 D
Colton Cowser BAL LF,CF,RF 67 D
Brent Rooker OAK LF,RF,DH 66 D
Brendan Donovan STL 1B,2B,CI,DH,LF,RF 66 D
Mark Canha DET 1B,DH,LF,RF 66 D
Sal Frelick MIL CF,LF,RF 66 D
Giancarlo Stanton NYY RF,DH 66 D
Ezequiel Tovar COL SS 66 D
Bryson Stott PHI 2B,SS 66 D
Jack Suwinski PIT LF,CF,RF 65 D
Gleyber Torres NYY 2B 65 D
Jose Siri TB CF 65 D
Yandy Diaz TB 1B,3B,DH 65 D
Elias Diaz COL C,DH 65 D
Jeff McNeil NYM 2B,LF,RF 65 D
Keibert Ruiz WSH C 65 D
Luis Arraez SD 1B,2B,DH 65 D
Brenton Doyle COL CF 65 D
Will Benson CIN LF,CF,RF 65 D
Mitch Haniger SEA DH,LF,RF 65 D
Andy Pages LAD CF,RF 64 D
Wilyer Abreu BOS LF,CF,RF 64 D
Tyler Stephenson CIN C,DH 64 D
Leody Taveras TEX CF 64 D
Bo Naylor CLE C 64 D
Luis Rengifo LAA 2B,3B,OF,RF,SS 64 D
Brandon Marsh PHI LF,CF 64 D
Max Kepler MIN RF 64 D
Jordan Westburg BAL 2B,3B 64 D
Jake Burger MIA 1B,3B,DH 64 D
Charlie Blackmon COL RF,DH 64 D
Esteury Ruiz OAK LF,CF,RF 64 D
Spencer Torkelson DET 1B 64 D
Ryan McMahon COL 2B,3B 64 D
Edouard Julien MIN 2B,DH 64 D
Ivan Herrera STL C 63 D
Alex Verdugo NYY LF,RF 63 D
Ryan O’Hearn BAL 1B,DH,RF 63 D
Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B,DH 63 D
Alejandro Kirk TOR C 63 D
Eloy Jimenez CWS RF,DH 63 D
Maikel Garcia KC 3B,SS 63 D
Whit Merrifield PHI 2B,3B,LF 62 D
Matt Chapman SF 3B 62 D
Michael Busch CHC 1B,3B 62 D
Shea Langeliers OAK C 62 D
Jarred Kelenic ATL LF,CF,RF 62 D
Alex Kirilloff MIN 1B,DH,LF,RF 62 D
Andrew Benintendi CWS LF 62 D
J.D. Martinez NYM LF,DH 62 D
Edward Olivares PIT DH,LF,RF 61 D
Brice Turang MIL 2B,SS 61 D
Danny Jansen TOR C 61 D
LaMonte Wade Jr. SF 1B,LF,RF 61 D
Harrison Bader NYM CF 61 D
Gavin Lux LAD 2B,LF,OF 61 D
Ramon Laureano CLE CF,RF 61 D
Jeimer Candelario CIN 1B,3B 61 D
Hunter Renfroe KC 1B,RF 61 D
Zach Neto LAA SS 61 D
Travis d’Arnaud ATL C 61 D
Carlos Correa MIN SS 61 D
Willi Castro MIN 2B,3B,CF,LF,SS 61 D
Nelson Velazquez KC LF,RF,DH 61 D
Joc Pederson ARI LF,DH 61 D
Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B 60 D
Andrew Vaughn CWS 1B 60 D
Austin Wells NYY C 60 D
Gary Sanchez MIL C,DH 60 D
Josh Bell MIA 1B,DH 60 D
Thairo Estrada SF 2B,SS 60 D
Jordan Beck COL CF,LF,RF 60 D
Mickey Moniak LAA LF,CF,RF 60 D
Connor Wong BOS C 60 D
Jesus Sanchez MIA LF,CF,RF 60 D
Amed Rosario TB 2B,SS,RF 60 D
Nolan Gorman STL 2B,3B,DH 60 D
Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B 60 D
Seth Brown OAK 1B,LF,RF 60 D
Jose Caballero TB 2B,SS 60 D
Joey Loperfido HOU 2B,CF,LF,RF 60 D
Zack Gelof OAK 2B 59 F
Luke Raley SEA 1B,LF,CF,RF 59 F
Vaughn Grissom BOS 2B,SS 59 F
Davis Schneider TOR 2B,LF 59 F
Jake Rogers DET C 59 F
Ty France SEA 1B 59 F
Tommy Pham CWS LF,CF,RF,DH 59 F
Eugenio Suarez ARI 3B 59 F
Jorge Polanco SEA 2B,3B 59 F
Jason Heyward LAD CF,RF 58 F
Ezequiel Duran TEX 1B,3B,DH,LF,SS 58 F
Johan Rojas PHI CF 58 F
Mike Yastrzemski SF LF,CF,RF 58 F
Cavan Biggio TOR 1B,2B,3B,RF 58 F
Yan Gomes CHC C 58 F
Kyle Isbel KC CF 58 F
Jake McCarthy ARI CF,LF,RF 58 F
Jake Cronenworth SD 1B,2B 58 F
Jesse Winker WSH LF,DH 58 F
Jonathan India CIN 2B,DH 58 F
Adam Duvall ATL CF,LF,RF 58 F
Colt Keith DET 2B,3B 58 F
Orlando Arcia ATL SS 58 F
Nick Senzel WSH 3B,CF,DH,LF,RF 57 F
Josh Rojas SEA 2B,3B,LF 57 F
Pete Crow-Armstrong CHC CF 57 F
Connor Joe PIT 1B,LF,RF 57 F
Miguel Amaya CHC C 57 F
Gavin Sheets CWS 1B,RF,DH 57 F
Luis Garcia WSH 2B 57 F
Isiah Kiner-Falefa TOR 2B,3B,CF,LF 57 F
Joey Gallo WSH 1B,LF,CF,RF 57 F
Jurickson Profar SD LF 57 F
Jon Berti NYY 2B,3B,SS,LF 57 F
Masyn Winn STL SS 57 F
Christian Bethancourt MIA C 57 F
Zach McKinstry DET 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF 57 F
Tyler Freeman CLE 2B,3B,CF,MI,SS 57 F
Mauricio Dubon HOU 2B,SS,LF,CF 57 F
Brendan Rodgers COL 2B 57 F
Wilmer Flores SF 1B,3B,DH 56 F
Nolan Schanuel LAA 1B 56 F
Trent Grisham NYY CF 56 F
Sean Bouchard COL RF 56 F
JJ Bleday OAK LF,CF,RF 56 F
Matt Vierling DET 3B,LF,CF,RF 56 F
Dylan Carlson STL CF,RF 56 F
Harold Ramirez TB DH,LF,RF 56 F
Brett Baty NYM 3B 56 F
Kike Hernandez LAD 1B,2B,3B,CF,LF,SS 56 F
Michael A. Taylor PIT CF 56 F
Gabriel Arias CLE 1B,3B,OF,RF,SS 56 F
Freddy Fermin KC C 56 F
Richie Palacios TB 2B,CF,LF,RF 56 F
Nick Fortes MIA C 56 F
Patrick Wisdom CHC 1B,3B,OF 56 F
Jose Trevino NYY C 56 F
Javier Baez DET SS 56 F
Eddie Rosario WSH CF,LF,RF 56 F
Blake Sabol SF C,LF 56 F
Michael Massey KC 2B 55 F
Jacob Young WSH CF 55 F
Wenceel Perez DET 2B,CF,RF 55 F
Alec Burleson STL 1B,LF,RF,DH 55 F
Luis Matos SF LF,CF,RF 55 F
Will Brennan CLE CF,DH,LF,RF 55 F
Andrew McCutchen PIT RF,DH 55 F
Carson Kelly DET C 55 F
Kevin Kiermaier TOR CF 55 F
Estevan Florial CLE CF,DH,LF,RF 55 F
Manuel Margot MIN CF,LF,RF 55 F
Rowdy Tellez PIT 1B,DH 55 F
Randal Grichuk ARI LF,CF,RF 55 F
Victor Robles WSH CF 55 F
Christian Vazquez MIN C 55 F
Carlos Santana MIN 1B 55 F
Andrew Knizner TEX C 54 F
Tyler Soderstrom OAK C,1B 54 F
Yasmani Grandal PIT C 54 F
Victor Caratini HOU C 54 F
Joey Meneses WSH 1B,DH 54 F
Brayan Rocchio CLE 3B,SS 54 F
Nick Gordon MIA 2B,LF,CF 54 F
J.D. Davis OAK 1B,3B,DH 54 F
Oswaldo Cabrera NYY 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF 54 F
Elehuris Montero COL 1B,3B,DH 54 F
Jake Meyers HOU CF 54 F
Jared Triolo PIT 1B,2B,3B 54 F
Tyrone Taylor NYM CF,DH,LF,RF 54 F
Kyle Manzardo CLE 1B,DH 54 F
Adam Frazier KC 2B,DH,OF 54 F
Martin Maldonado CWS C 53 F
Jake Bauers MIL 1B,LF,RF 53 F
Dairon Blanco KC LF,CF,RF 53 F
Reese McGuire BOS C 53 F
Jorge Mateo BAL 2B,SS 53 F
Garrett Hampson KC 2B,SS,LF,CF,RF 53 F
Kyle Higashioka SD C 53 F
Dylan Moore SEA 2B,CI,LF,SS 53 F
Joey Ortiz MIL 2B,3B 53 F
Luke Maile CIN C 53 F
Andy Ibanez DET 2B,3B,LF,OF,RF 53 F
Robbie Grossman TEX LF,RF,DH 52 F
Korey Lee CWS C 52 F
Omar Narvaez NYM C 52 F
Gio Urshela DET 1B,3B,SS 52 F
David Fry CLE 1B,C,DH,LF,RF 52 F
Joey Bart PIT C 52 F
DJ Stewart NYM DH,RF 52 F
Kyle Farmer MIN 2B,3B,SS 52 F
Abraham Toro OAK 1B,2B,3B,DH 52 F
Mike Tauchman CHC CF,LF,RF 52 F
Riley Adams WSH C 52 F
Jacob Hurtubise CIN CF,LF,OF,RF 52 F
Jonathan Aranda TB 1B 52 F
Travis Jankowski TEX CF,DH,LF,RF 51 F
Josh Smith TEX 3B,SS,LF 51 F
Marco Luciano SF SS 51 F
Garrett Cooper BOS 1B,DH 51 F
Trevor Larnach MIN DH,LF,RF 51 F
Jonny DeLuca TB LF,CF,RF 51 F
Tyler Fitzgerald SF CF,SS 51 F
Miles Mastrobuoni CHC 2B,3B,RF 51 F
Jose Azocar SD LF,CF,RF 51 F
Blake Perkins MIL LF,CF,RF 51 F
Daniel Vogelbach TOR DH 51 F
Jose Miranda MIN 3B 50 F
Trey Cabbage HOU 1B,LF,RF 50 F
Santiago Espinal CIN 2B,3B,SS 50 F
Luis Urias SEA 2B,3B 50 F
Mark Vientos NYM 1B,3B,DH 50 F
Paul DeJong CWS SS 50 F
Ramon Urias BAL 1B,2B,3B 50 F
Jacob Stallings COL C 50 F
Austin Martin MIN 2B,CF,LF,SS 50 F
Ildemaro Vargas WSH 2B,3B,LF,SS 49 F
Romy Gonzalez BOS 2B,OF,SS 49 F
Zach Remillard CWS 2B,3B,OF 49 F
Austin Hedges CLE C 49 F
Donovan Solano SD 1B,2B,3B 49 F
Vidal Brujan MIA 2B,3B,SS 49 F
Andruw Monasterio MIL 2B,3B,SS 49 F
Owen Miller MIL 1B,2B,3B 49 F
Cristian Pache PHI LF,CF 49 F
Tucker Barnhart ARI C 49 F
Kevin Pillar LAA CF,LF,RF 49 F
Matt Carpenter STL 1B,DH 48 F
Alex Jackson TB C 48 F
Dominic Smith BOS 1B 48 F
Tomas Nido NYM C 47 F
Nick Madrigal CHC 2B,3B 47 F
Nicky Lopez CWS 2B,3B,SS 47 F
Emmanuel Rivera MIA 1B,3B 47 F
Jon Singleton HOU 1B 47 F
Blaze Alexander ARI 2B,DH,SS 46 F
Mike Ford CIN 1B,DH 46 F
Zack Short ATL 2B,3B,SS 46 F
Ernie Clement TOR 2B,3B,SS 46 F
Kevin Newman ARI 1B,2B,3B,SS 46 F
Alan Trejo COL 2B,3B,SS 45 F
Edmundo Sosa PHI 3B,SS 44 F
Luis Guillorme LAA 2B,3B 44 F
Brandon Crawford STL SS 44 F
Kyren Paris LAA 2B,SS 43 F
Alan Trejo COL 2B,3B,SS 45 F
Miguel Rojas LAD SS 45 F
Luis Guillorme ATL 2B,3B 45 F
Pablo Reyes BOS 2B,3B,SS 44 F
Oliver Dunn MIL 2B,3B 44 F
Tyler Wade SD 3B,SS 42 F

Joey P. is here to share his favorite Waiver Wire pickups heading into Week 8 of your fantasy baseball season!

Reese Olson, SP, Detroit Tigers: Despite being winless (0-4) in eight starts, Olson has strong peripheral stats with a 2.09 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 41 strikeouts, and only 32 hits allowed in 47 innings. He is valuable for spot starts and two-start weeks.

Ceddanne Rafaela, OF/SS, Boston Red Sox: After a slow start, Rafaela is improving, hitting .275 in May with two doubles and two homers. His dual-position eligibility makes him a versatile addition, especially with the Red Sox committed to his development.

Check out the Week 9 Waiver Wire video for the rest of the list and Joey P’s breakdowns!

 

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