Fantasy Baseball Player Notes

2019 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Notes
Mike Trout photo 1. Mike Trout CF,DH - LAA
As incredible as Trout has been once again, both Yelich and Bellinger have been more useful from a fantasy perspective. It may not last much longer, but with the rate Yelich has been going for the past 120 games, it seems unlikely that Trout will catch him by season's end as the top fantasy hitter.
7 days ago
Christian Yelich photo 2. Christian Yelich LF,CF,RF - MIL
In real life, Yelich doesn't do enough overall to have surpassed Trout as the top player in the game but with a 50 homer, 40 steal pace to go with a .330 batting average, you can bet your bottom dollar that he has been the #1 fantasy asset this season and will continue to be so.
7 days ago
Mookie Betts photo 3. Mookie Betts CF,RF - BOS
Incredibly, as disappointing as Betts has been, he is still a top 10 fantasy outfielder and hasn't even begun to play his best ball yet. Although Trout, Yelich and Bellinger are the clear top three, it would surprise no one if Betts has the best second half of them all.
7 days ago
Nolan Arenado photo 4. Nolan Arenado 3B - COL
While Arenado hasn't been quite as dominant as seasons in the past, he is back in the top two among fantasy third basemen once again. His reliability is off the charts and fantasy owners might be in store for an even better second half.
2 weeks ago
Max Scherzer photo 5. Max Scherzer SP - WSH
With a short IL stint, Verlander has passed up Scherzer as the top performer so far this year but the stay should be brief, as there is no better fantasy pitcher in the game when healthy than Scherzer. In fact, he may be #4 in all of fantasy behind only Trout, Yelich and Bellinger.
60 mins ago
Ronald Acuna Jr. photo 6. Ronald Acuna Jr. LF,CF - ATL
Acuna picked up right where he left off last season with 70 first-half runs to go with a 40/20 homer/steal pace to go with it. As if that wasn't enough, he may end up hitting .300 as well, putting him in the conversation as the top fantasy asset in baseball next spring.
7 days ago
J.D. Martinez photo 7. J.D. Martinez LF,RF,DH - BOS
If you are hoping to make some noise in the trade market, you may want to put in a feeler for J.D. who has been among the most unlucky hitters in terms of batted balls this season. While his production looks down, he is actually hitting the ball just as well as he has the past few seasons.
7 days ago
Trevor Story photo 8. Trevor Story SS - COL
It is a challenge to imagine thinking Story would outperform his absurd breakout 2018 season, but here we are in mid-July with it looking more likely than not. It goes without saying that if he keeps it up, we'll be talking about Story in the first round next Spring.
7 days ago
Javier Baez photo 9. Javier Baez 2B,3B,SS - CHC
The underlying metrics screamed regression last year but it hasn't come. It may be time to admit that he is some kind of cheat code who will continue to defy BABIP odds and bat near .300 with all the power to go with it.
2 weeks ago
Cody Bellinger photo 10. Cody Bellinger 1B,CF - LAD
Although he has cooled off, Bellinger is clearly one of the top three fantasy assets in baseball this season. He may end the season with 120 runs, 120 RBIs, 50 homers and 15 stolen bases. And don't forget that he is still batting over .340.
7 days ago
Alex Bregman photo 11. Alex Bregman 3B,SS - HOU
While the batting average has dropped, Bregman is still compiling RBIs, runs and homers at a rate where you can't move him out of the top five third basemen in fantasy. Don't be shocked if he kicks it into the next gear in the coming months too.
2 weeks ago
Justin Verlander photo 12. Justin Verlander SP - HOU
Verlander's 0.85 WHIP is almost unbelievable, as is the fact that he has already struck out 172 batters with 40% of the season to go. While he is firmly entrenched in the top tier, he is still behind Scherzer as the #1 starter in fantasy baseball.
15 hours ago
Francisco Lindor photo 13. Francisco Lindor SS - CLE
Lindor had a slow start as he recovered from his injury, but with the way he performed to close out the first half, it seems likely that he will finish the year with 25 homers, 25 steals and a batting average nearing .300. It's tough to beat that at any position, let alone shortstop.
7 days ago
Trea Turner photo 14. Trea Turner SS - WSH
Turner missed enough time that the counting stats entered the break far behind other star shortstops, but he is still performing at a 20/45 full-season pace with a batting average of .280. If he can stay on the field, that's a top 15 overall fantasy asset.
7 days ago
Jacob deGrom photo 15. Jacob deGrom SP - NYM
deGrom won't finish with the magical sub 2.00 ERA we saw last season but with the way things are going, it should once again end up below 3.00 with well over 220 Ks. The wins, of course, won't be there on the Mets, but even so, he is a clear-cut SP1.
15 hours ago
Gerrit Cole photo 16. Gerrit Cole SP - HOU
Cole reached 200 Ks once again and may very well end up north of 300 by season's end. His ERA won't be quite as low as Scherzer's because of his struggles in preventing homers, but there is little doubt he is a top-tier starter this year.
15 hours ago
Freddie Freeman photo 17. Freddie Freeman 1B - ATL
Freeman is as steady as ever this season, batting a crisp .313 through the first half with 20+ homers and nearly 70 RBIs and runs each. He may not have the upside of Pete Alonso, but there is something to be said about Freeman's reliability month by month.
2 weeks ago
Charlie Blackmon photo 18. Charlie Blackmon CF - COL
Blackmon took a bit of a step back last year after finishing as the top overall fantasy asset in 2017. It seemed as though he was going to continue his downward trend at the start of the season but Blackmon has kicked it into gear and ended up being a top fantasy outfielder in the first-half.
7 days ago
Chris Sale photo 19. Chris Sale SP - BOS
It sure was ugly to start the year but Sale has settled in nicely since then and has now compiled over 160 Ks through the first half. That 4+ ERA isn't pretty, but know that it is highly likely that number will continue to improve over the final few months of the year.
15 hours ago
Anthony Rendon photo 20. Anthony Rendon 3B - WSH
Rendon may not have the ceiling of an Alex Bregman or Manny Machado, but his consistency is a sight to behold. He is on pace for 35 homers, 120 runs, 110 RBIs and a .310 batting average. We may be looking at a first round fantasy pick next year.
2 weeks ago
Manny Machado photo 21. Manny Machado 3B,SS - SD
Machado has taken a step back from an obvious second round pick to a fringe top 50 player. There is still a chance he returns to that type of production, but as expected, the new ballpark seems to be playing a significant role in his numbers.
2 weeks ago
Aaron Judge photo 22. Aaron Judge RF,DH - NYY
Now that Judge is finally back, everyone will soon remember why he was recently considered to be in the top-tier of outfielders. Don't be shocked if he leads the AL in homers and runs over the rest of the season.
7 days ago
Bryce Harper photo 23. Bryce Harper CF,RF - PHI
It is hilarious that an .850 OPS is a major disappointment for someone like Harper. He has actually been solid in fantasy as well thanks to 115 combined RBIs and runs thus far. Sure, the batting average is still low, but overall, no one should be complaining about his production.
7 days ago
Juan Soto photo 24. Juan Soto LF - WSH
Soto may not equate to much in the field long term, but in fantasy, he continues to dominate with an average still over .300 to go with plus contribution in RBIs, runs, HRs and even a few stolen bases mixed in.
7 days ago
Whit Merrifield photo 25. Whit Merrifield 1B,2B,CF,RF,DH - KC
Whit has done exactly what fantasy owners have hoped for up until the break. He is on pace for both 20 homers and 30 steals to go with a batting average north of .300. While he doesn't possess top-tier upside, fantasy owners can continue to rely on him as a 3rd or even 2nd round value.
1 week ago
Kris Bryant photo 26. Kris Bryant 3B,RF - CHC
Believe it or not, Bryant is on pace for 130 runs this season despite his slow start. He won't bop 40 homers like some of the other stars, but with a quality batting average and sufficient power, fantasy owners have to be pleased with their investment.
7 days ago
Xander Bogaerts photo 27. Xander Bogaerts SS - BOS
Entering the all-star break, Xander has been the single most useful fantasy shortstop thanks to a batting average north of .300, 20+ homers and mostly his 130/130 RBIs and runs pace. Both of those may slow down but there is no denying that he is firmly within the top tier of fantasy shortstops moving forward.
7 days ago
Blake Snell photo 28. Blake Snell SP - TB
Every underlying metric last year was screaming regression and this year it is the very opposite, which should leave fantasy owners to expect somewhere in between during the second half. It it worth putting in an offer in case you can still buy-low.
15 hours ago
Anthony Rizzo photo 29. Anthony Rizzo 1B - CHC
Rizzo is your typical player who is much better in real life than in fantasy baseball. With that said, he is still on track to hit 35 homers with a quality batting average, but that doesn't mean he is as useful as even Max Muncy in fantasy.
2 weeks ago
Paul Goldschmidt photo 30. Paul Goldschmidt 1B - STL
Fantasy owners have been disappointed with Goldschmidt and wondering if he has hit the inevitable brick wall that comes with age. It is possible but more likely that he is just in an extended slump as we've seen from him before. Expect fireworks after the break.
2 weeks ago
Starling Marte photo 31. Starling Marte CF - PIT
While still not elite, Marte is clearly a second-tier fantasy outfielder with both power and speed to go with a potential 100/100 RBIs and runs season despite playing for the Pirates' sluggish offense. Fantasy owners have to be loving his performance once again.
7 days ago
Trevor Bauer photo 32. Trevor Bauer SP - CLE
Bauer's season has been a series of major highs and major lows. In all, it has come to a mildly disappointing first half, but somehow still a SP1. It seems now that Cleveland will hang onto him since they are back in the race so perhaps we will get more of the same in the second half.
15 hours ago
Jose Altuve photo 33. Jose Altuve 2B - HOU
Altuve is not done in the way Joey Votto appears to be, but he sure has hit a wall that caps both his batting average and stolen bases. The average should climb toward .290 with sufficient power remaining, but at this point, he is merely a second or even third-tier fantasy middle infielder.
1 week ago
George Springer photo 34. George Springer CF,RF,DH - HOU
With the injuries to both Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa, Springer's counting stats haven't quite been what fantasy owners expected but he is still among the clear-cut second-tier of fantasy outfielders and may finish with 35 homers, 10 steals and a .300 batting average.
7 days ago
Walker Buehler photo 35. Walker Buehler SP - LAD
Buehler was exceptional in the second half last year then had mighty struggles to begin the 2019 campaign. Fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief, however, as he is back to pulverizing hitters like the top five starter he is.
15 hours ago
Adalberto Mondesi photo 36. Adalberto Mondesi 2B,SS - KC
Mondesi has slowed down of late in both the power department and with his batting average dipping below .270, but his 30 first-half steals more than make up for it, keeping fantasy owners more than happy with their draft investment.
1 week ago
Jose Ramirez photo 37. Jose Ramirez 2B,3B - CLE
Don't look now, but Jose Ramirez is back to obliterating baseballs over the past month. He may not finish the season like the first round pick we all expected him to be, but he will at the very least reward to owner who was patient enough to hold onto him.
1 week ago
Rhys Hoskins photo 38. Rhys Hoskins 1B,LF - PHI
You can say what you want about Hoskins' potential, and while it may be true, the fact of the matter is that he has never contributed in the batting average department and has actually been propped up quite a bit by batted ball luck to even keep him above .260. He will provide RBIs, runs and homers, of course, but is more of a sell candidate than a buy-low.
7 days ago
Aaron Nola photo 39. Aaron Nola SP - PHI
Nola began the season much like many of the other aces: with horrible ratios and fantasy owners all devastated. He has fixed whatever issues he may have been having, however, and is now roaring back in both ERA and WHIP while striking out everyone in sight.
15 hours ago
Khris Davis photo 40. Khris Davis LF,DH - OAK
Davis has dropped off in power this season, but we all know that at the drop of a hat, he can rattle off a dozen homers in a month and quickly climb that leaderboard. He is still be all means a top 25 fantasy outfielder even with is frustrating first half.
7 days ago
Stephen Strasburg photo 41. Stephen Strasburg SP - WSH
Strasburg has never put it together for a full season, and while this isn't exactly the best we've seen from him, he may finally finish the season as that top 10 starting pitcher we always imagined him to be with 18 wins, 250 Ks and strong ratios.
15 hours ago
Zack Greinke photo 42. Zack Greinke SP - ARI
Greinke isn't your prototypical strikeout heavy ace but he is as reliable as they come in the ratios which will, of course, translate to plenty of wins as well. If he is your SP1 on your roster, you should feel pretty good about your team.
15 hours ago
Clayton Kershaw photo 43. Clayton Kershaw SP - LAD
Kershaw certainly isn't the same dominant pitcher that everyone was drafting in the first round every year but that by no means implies he is washed up. Rather, he keeps chugging along with a WHIP near 1.00, a sub 3 ERA and nearly a K-per inning. That will do.
15 hours ago
Andrew Benintendi photo 44. Andrew Benintendi LF,CF - BOS
Even with the power disappearing, Benintendi batting in the middle of the Boston lineup means runs and RBIs galore thanks to his strong BB-rate. While he might not return draft value the rest of the season, fantasy owners can at least expect him to right the ship from here on out.
7 days ago
Eddie Rosario photo 45. Eddie Rosario LF - MIN
Rosario is no longer swiping any bags for fantasy owners, but his consistency at the plate has rewarded them richly as he is once again on track for 30 homers with a useful batting average and all the RBIs and runs to match both.
7 days ago
Patrick Corbin photo 46. Patrick Corbin SP - WSH
Corbin has seen his ratios drop a bit from last season's incredible breakout, but he is still going to strikeout 220 batters and don't be surprised if he ends up at 15 wins despite struggling to reach double-digits in the first 4 months.
15 hours ago
Nelson Cruz photo 47. Nelson Cruz DH - MIN
Cruz may not be producing quite at the same rate as we've seen in years prior, but his batted ball data is virtually identical so it is difficult to even say he has slowed down. Rather, we are still talking about a top 100 overall player in fantasy baseball.
6 days ago
Luis Castillo photo 48. Luis Castillo SP - CIN
Castillo was everyone's favorite breakout candidate and boy has he sure delivered. Through the first half, fantasy owners have received nearly 140 Ks, a sub 2.50 ERA and a WHIP hovering around 1.10. He may very well be a top 10 starting pitcher at the end of the season.
15 hours ago
Joey Gallo photo 49. Joey Gallo 1B,LF,CF,RF - TEX
Even despite all the strikeouts, Gallo is batting .279 thanks to a league-high average exit velocity of 94 MPH. Add in 20 homers in 204 at-bats thus far and we are talking about one of the premium power hitters in fantasy baseball, worthy of a top 50 pick next year.
2 weeks ago
Jose Abreu photo 50. Jose Abreu 1B,DH - CWS
Abreu just keeps getting it done for fantasy owners year after year and this time around is no different. He has a .280 batting average with 21 homers going into the break and that's the type of reliable production we should expect in the second half too.
2 weeks ago
Tommy Pham photo 51. Tommy Pham LF,CF - TB
Pham has not only managed to stay healthy so far this season, but his efficiency has actually improved as well. If he keeps it up, fantasy owners could be looking at a 30/20 season to go with another strong performance in the batting average department.
7 days ago
Ozzie Albies photo 52. Ozzie Albies 2B - ATL
Albies bounced back nicely after last season's awful second-half. He isn't an elite source of either power or speed, but he contributes nicely in both areas while adding plus batting average and plenty of RBIs and runs thanks to the strong Braves lineup.
1 week ago
Eugenio Suarez photo 53. Eugenio Suarez 3B - CIN
Suarez has been great over the last few seasons and while he may have slowed down in the first half this year, there is nothing wrong with a guy who bats .250 if he is hitting 35 bombs with 100 RBIs which is the pace Suarez is on going into the break.
2 weeks ago
Gleyber Torres photo 54. Gleyber Torres 2B,SS - NYY
Although last year's sample wasn't quite large enough to draw a full conclusion, fantasy owners can be sure now that his rookie season wasn't a fluke. Torres is a safe source for batting average and homers with the lineup continuing to prop up his RBIs and runs as well.
1 week ago
Noah Syndergaard photo 55. Noah Syndergaard SP - NYM
Thor may have elite stuff but the strikeout numbers and ERA are definitely not there this season. That can always change with a talent like this, but it is by no means a guarantee, nor are wins when he pitches in front of a lousy Mets' offense.
15 hours ago
Matt Chapman photo 56. Matt Chapman 3B - OAK
Chapman entered the All-Star break on pace for 100 runs, 100 RBIs and 35 homers. That batting average isn't ideal, but those are the numbers of a bonafide stud. If drafts were tomorrow, he'd be top 60 without a doubt.
2 weeks ago
Josh Bell photo 57. Josh Bell 1B - PIT
Bell's breakout has been legitimate with the underlying stats confirming that he is, in fact, one of the best hitters in baseball. Neither his .300 batting average nor his 45 homer pace are expected to slow down so don't get the idea to sell-high via trade.
2 weeks ago
Jose Berrios photo 58. Jose Berrios SP - MIN
Berrios may not be the strikeout pitcher we saw when he entered the league with such electric stuff, but he is still getting the job done, and perhaps better than any other point in his career. Fantasy owners have a top 20 starter in Berrios.
15 hours ago
Charlie Morton photo 59. Charlie Morton SP - TB
Morton was about as safe of a late-round starting pitcher steal as you'll ever find.Even so, no one anticipated the year he is having with a 250 K pace to go with incredible ratios and perhaps 16 or 17 wins if he keeps it up in the second half.
15 hours ago
Pete Alonso photo 60. Pete Alonso 1B,DH - NYM
Alonso hasn't been in the bigs long enough for pitchers to pinpoint his struggles and get a blueprint so a slump may come, but even if it did, we'd be looking at a top-ten fantasy first basemen at seasons end and with likely 45+ homers.
2 weeks ago
Yasiel Puig photo 61. Yasiel Puig RF - CIN
Puig was borderline droppable just a month ago but he has quickly turned his season around and is now on track for 40 homers, 20 steals, 100 RBIs and is batting over .260. While that may not keep up, it wouldn't be a surprise either considering he is playing in Great American Ballpark.
7 days ago
Gary Sanchez photo 62. Gary Sanchez C,DH - NYY
Sanchez is in the clear-cut top tier of catchers with Realmuto, Contreras and Grandal. Although he won't help in batting average much, his power and the RBIs that will follow are what sets him apart as potentially the best fantasy catcher in baseball.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Correa photo 63. Carlos Correa SS - HOU
Correa was again playing great baseball for the Astros prior to his fractured rib which has held him out for two months. Now that he is coming back, he should quickly return to being a top 10 fantasy shortstop and top 50 fantasy asset overall.
7 days ago
Rafael Devers photo 64. Rafael Devers 3B - BOS
Going into the break, there has been no third basemen more valuable to his fantasy team than Devers. He is stealing bases, hitting bombs and scoring an unbelievable number of runs thanks to his high batting average. Lock him in as a top 30 pick next year.
2 weeks ago
Aroldis Chapman photo 65. Aroldis Chapman RP - NYY
Chapman may not be as dominant as he once was, but he still clearly belongs within the elite tier of fantasy closers. Once again, fantasy owners can expect 100 Ks to go with plenty of saves and solid ratios.
2 days ago
Hyun-Jin Ryu photo 66. Hyun-Jin Ryu SP - LAD
As we enter August, Ryu is still rocking a sub 1.00 WHIP and a sub 2.00 ERA. Now, whether he can sustain that is clearly a no, but who would complain if he finishes the year with a 2.50 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 200 Ks? Certainly not the guy who drafted him in the 20th round.
15 hours ago
Max Muncy photo 67. Max Muncy 1B,2B,3B - LAD
Muncy has now been one of the best hitters in baseball over the last calendar year. He has shown no signs of slowing down so don't be shocked when you look up at the end of the season and see 40 homers and 100 RBIs with a solid batting average.
2 weeks ago
Marcell Ozuna photo 68. Marcell Ozuna LF - STL
Ozuna may currently be on the IL but he was terrific in the first half with a whopping 62 RBIs to go with both power (20 homers) and speed (8 steals). His batting average isn't, nor will it be ideal, but all of this still combines to make him a top 50 fantasy asset.
7 days ago
Kenley Jansen photo 69. Kenley Jansen RP - LAD
Jansen has been so good for so long that you might automatically assume him to be the top closer once again in 2019, but last year, he was nowhere close to it. Rather, his ERA plummeted to 3.01 with "just" 82 Ks. You can still grab him among the top tier, but you shouldn't even be considering taking him in the first five or six rounds.
17 weeks ago
James Paxton photo 70. James Paxton SP - NYY
As always, Paxton missed some time and it would be no surprise if it happened again in the second half. With that said, he is still striking out loads of batters but will need to fix his ratios if he wants to be considered a top 20 starting pitcher anymore.
14 hours ago
Mike Moustakas photo 71. Mike Moustakas 3B,DH - MIL
Although he wasn't a popular free agent this off-season, fantasy owners knew they could rely on his power, especially with him being in Milwaukee, and Moose has delivered. He is on track for 45 bombs to go with 100 RBIs and runs.
2 weeks ago
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. photo 72. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 3B - TOR
Prior to the home run derby, Guerrero's start had been so bad that many were beginning to call him a bust. Let's not forget that this is one of the best prospects in the last decade. Make a move for him before his owner snaps out of it.
2 weeks ago
Edwin Diaz photo 73. Edwin Diaz RP - NYM
Diaz went from hero to zero in a short time. Granted, he still has 59 first half Ks but with an ERA above 5.00, many owners are wondering what they should do with Diaz. Keep him as long as he has the job but hoping for a turnaround may be too much to ask for.
2 days ago
Brad Hand photo 74. Brad Hand RP - CLE
Cleveland struck gold in acquiring Brad Hand last year. He has been nothing but magic for them, continuing into this year when he struck out over 60 first half batters and already executed more than 25 saves.
2 days ago
Kirby Yates photo 75. Kirby Yates RP - SD
Yates is the latest of a long line of dominant closers for the Padres. He has been the single best fantasy closer through the first half thanks to loads of save opportunities to go with incredible ratios and that is all expected to continue.
2 days ago
Josh Hader photo 76. Josh Hader RP - MIL
Hader has run into a bit of a cold spell in July but that is bound to happen to even the best relievers at one point or another. The fact of the matter is, he is on pace for 140 Ks again to go with 35+ saves and sparkling ratios.
2 days ago
Giancarlo Stanton photo 77. Giancarlo Stanton LF,RF,DH - NYY
With the AL East likely in the bag, the Yankees have been wise to hold off on rushing Stanton back. When he will finally return is anyone's guess, but when he does, you can expect a top 15 fantasy outfielder as always.
7 days ago
Michael Conforto photo 78. Michael Conforto LF,CF,RF - NYM
It now seems clear that Conforto will never be that star everyone expected him to become. If we can look past that disappointment, it's easy to accept a player on our roster who hits 30 homers with 10 steals, 90 RBIs and 90 runs even if it comes with a sub .250 batting average and that just so happens to be the pace Conforto is on.
7 days ago
David Dahl photo 79. David Dahl LF,CF,RF - COL
Dahl has been every bit as good as advertised and more with a 110 run, 100 RBI pace to go along with a batting average north of .300. Fantasy owners should expect those numbers to drop a bit, however, as he has an outrageous BABIP so don't hesitate to explore the trade market.
7 days ago
David Price photo 80. David Price SP - BOS
Price was so much better just a few years ago that it is easy to think of him as washed up, but he is still accomplishing plenty for fantasy owners, just not at the ace level. Rather, his numbers are more in the SP3 range but he remains reliable.
13 hours ago
Justin Turner photo 81. Justin Turner 3B - LAD
Turner is still chugging along as an underrated fantasy baseball asset. He may reach 90 runs, 20 HRs and a .300 batting average this season despit being drafted low each and every season.
2 weeks ago
Michael Brantley photo 82. Michael Brantley LF,DH - HOU
Brantley keeps on hitting, and as long as he stays healthy, fantasy owners can expect a .320 average from him to go with all the runs and RBIs that come from batting in the middle of the order for Houston. There won't be much in the way of power or speed, however.
7 days ago
Lorenzo Cain photo 83. Lorenzo Cain CF - MIL
After making a run at the NL MVP last season, Cain came with high hopes, but it turns out that he has been among the most frustrating players so far this season, going for just 5 gomers, 11 steals and a .253 average in the first half. Even so, he still deserves a roster spot, but perhaps not much longer.
7 days ago
Yoan Moncada photo 84. Yoan Moncada 2B - CWS
If you are ever looking for an example of a post-hype sleeper, turn to Moncada who was all but left for dead by disappointed fantasy owners this winter. He finally broke out with both power and average while producing what will likely be double-digit steals by the end of the season.
1 week ago
Shane Bieber photo 85. Shane Bieber SP - CLE
Underlying stats all screamed that Bieber was due for a huge season and anyone who believed it is dancing in the streets right now. It seems to be legitimate too so don't be getting the crazy idea of trying to sell him while his stock is high.
15 hours ago
Edwin Encarnacion photo 86. Edwin Encarnacion 1B,DH - NYY
There is no doubt that Encarnacion's 25 homers are a welcome site to fantasy owners, but his .215 batting average is dreadful and may cost him at-bats once both Luke Voit and Giancarlo Stanton are back for the Yankees off the IL.
2 weeks ago
Roberto Osuna photo 87. Roberto Osuna RP - HOU
The change of scenery has proved useful for Osuna, who has done nothing but dominate since the deal to Houston. While he won't strike out 100 like some of the names above him, Osuna is a safe bet for 35 saves and excellent ratios.
2 days ago
Domingo Santana photo 88. Domingo Santana RF - SEA
Santana has cooled off since his incredible start, but he is still on track for 100 runs, 110 RBIs and 35 HRs while stealing some bases and maintaining a quality batting average. It may not quite keep up, but it goes without saying that fantasy owners will end the season having gotten an incredible value from him.
7 days ago
Felipe Vazquez photo 89. Felipe Vazquez RP - PIT
You may not expect the Pirates to be great, but Vasquez is durable and has no competition for saves. Lock him in for 85 Ks, stellar ratios and enough save opportunities to warrant being selected as one of the top 10 closers in 2019.
17 weeks ago
Victor Robles photo 90. Victor Robles RF - WSH
Robles didn't become an immediate star like many thought possible. That doesn't mean it can't happen in the second half, but more than likely, we are looking at someone who holds a .250 batting average with near 20 homers and 20 steals. That is useful for sure, but by no means a league-winner.
7 days ago
Jean Segura photo 91. Jean Segura SS - PHI
While Segura doesn't have elite power or speed, he is offering plenty of both to go along with a 100 run, 75 RBI pace and a solid batting average. All of that combined makes him a useful player worthy of seeing your starting lineup every day.
7 days ago
Jorge Polanco photo 92. Jorge Polanco SS - MIN
Polanco was quite good last year but has taken it up another notch at the plate this season with a 20 homer pace and batting average well north of .300 heading into the break. With that said, he has been struggling of late and seems to have lost the 15 steal speed we figured he'd provide.
7 days ago
Mike Clevinger photo 93. Mike Clevinger SP - CLE
Clevinger spent quite a bit of time on the IL but since he has returned, it has been absolute gold. With the way he is going, he may move up from top 20 starting pitchers to top 10 by the end of the season.
14 hours ago
Josh Donaldson photo 94. Josh Donaldson 3B,DH - ATL
Donaldson has managed to stay healthy so far this season, but the risk remains a factor. With that said, when he is on the field, you can still bank on 30-homer power with plenty of RBIs and runs.
2 weeks ago
Fernando Tatis Jr. photo 95. Fernando Tatis Jr. SS - SD
It is easy to get excited about a guy who went for 14/14 homers/steals and batted .340 through his first third of a season. Let's try to remember the precautionary tales like Michael Chavis, though. What's more, is that Statcast suggests no one in baseball has been luckier that Tatis so far.
7 days ago
Madison Bumgarner photo 96. Madison Bumgarner SP - SF
Bumgarner is pitching well again with over a strikeout per inning and a strong WHIP but it could go downhill quick if he is traded to a ballpark like Yankee Stadium. Even if it happens, he would likely still be somewhat useful, just as a SP5 instead of SP3.
3 hours ago
Elvis Andrus photo 97. Elvis Andrus SS - TEX
After catching everyone off guard in 2017 with the #1 fantasy shortstop performance, Andrus took a huge step back last year. He seems to be back on track, however, with a 15/35 pace and a .300 batting average heading into the break.
7 days ago
Luke Voit photo 98. Luke Voit 1B - NYY
Voit finished 2018 on a complete terror and started off the 2019 season the same way. In fact, the underlying statcast metrics all suggest he might actually hit better once he returns from the IL in the coming weeks for New York.
2 weeks ago
Jack Flaherty photo 99. Jack Flaherty SP - STL
Flaherty hasn't been anywhere near as strong as he was as a rookie, but even so, 200 Ks appears to be likely and the WHIP is strong once again. If the Cardinals start supporting him at the plate, he may finish with a dozen wins too which isn't bad for a SP3.
14 hours ago
Daniel Murphy photo 100. Daniel Murphy 1B,2B - COL
Unfortunately, Murphy is playing like a shell of his former self. There is even less power than before and his batting average has dropped south of .290. While that is still helpful and possible to increase, fantasy owners are right to be disappointed.
2 weeks ago
Sean Doolittle photo 101. Sean Doolittle RP - WSH
Doolittle is no longer a world beater for the Nationals or fantasy owners, but they can't complain about 48 first half Ks, nor the respectable ratios he continues to put up each and every month.
2 days ago
Zack Wheeler photo 102. Zack Wheeler SP - NYM
Wheeler was so terrific in the second half last year that it seemed inevitable that he would at least have a solid season, but that hasn't happened yet. He still has the stuff to finish strong but at this point, fantasy owners can't say he is a SP3.
14 hours ago
J.T. Realmuto photo 103. J.T. Realmuto C,1B - PHI
Realmuto may be struggling so far compared to expectations, but he certainly hasn't hurt you with a BA over .270 to go with double-digit homers and a handful of steals. He may not be the top overall fantasy catcher but he could be in the secound half.
2 weeks ago
Austin Meadows photo 104. Austin Meadows LF,CF,RF - TB
This time last month, Meadows was all the rave and was considered a can't miss superstar. While he is still a nice asset, 25 homers, 15 steals and 70/80 runs and RBIs don't quite fit the description of a top 20 outfielder, let alone a top 5 guy.
7 days ago
Ketel Marte photo 105. Ketel Marte 2B,SS - ARI
Marte has been spectacular with an astonishing 21 first-half homers to go with a batting average well over .300. While he is clearly no fluke, the notion that he is suddenly one of the top offensive middle infielders in baseball won't stick around for long so sell him high if you can find a taker willing to pay enough.
1 week ago
Corey Seager photo 106. Corey Seager SS - LAD
It is incredible to think that just a few years ago, Seager was the Fernando Tatis of baseball with multiple MVPs surely in his future. Seager is still startable, of course, but by no means worthy of being called a star. Let this be a word of caution about breakout youngsters like Tatis and Kingery.
7 days ago
Eloy Jimenez photo 107. Eloy Jimenez LF,RF - CWS
For the most part, Jimenez has been a grand disappointment for fantasy owners who expected a.290 batting average with 30 homers as a rookie. The homers might come, but his approach at the plate isn't as polished as we all anticipated.
7 days ago
Joey Votto photo 108. Joey Votto 1B - CIN
We can't rely on Votto for power any more, of course, but the batting average should return back closer to the .290 mark in the second half to go with plenty of runs thanks to his bonkers BB-rate. Don't drop Votto quite yet.
2 weeks ago
Masahiro Tanaka photo 109. Masahiro Tanaka SP - NYY
It would be one thing if Tanaka's ERA was the only stat taking a hit this season, but perhaps more disappointing has been his K-rate plummeting. He may still have some upside in the second half, but m ore than likely we are looking at a SP5.
13 hours ago
Shohei Ohtani photo 110. Shohei Ohtani SP,DH - LAA
We've now seen 162 games played so far in Ohtani's career and he has produced loads of power to go with speed, and plenty of runs and RBIs along with a terrific batting average. To put it plainly, this type of production is only reserved for top 20 fantasy hitters.
6 days ago
Chris Paddack photo 111. Chris Paddack SP - SD
If Paddack were going to pitch the entire season, he would be a strong contender for NL Rookie of the Year but the most likely scenario is that the Padres shut him down at some point since they aren't contending and he hasn't thrown many innings at any point in his injury-riddled MILB career.
14 hours ago
Matt Olson photo 112. Matt Olson 1B - OAK
If Olson hadn't been injured to start the year, he likely would have been a top 100 pick. Since returning from the IL, he has done nothing to change the narrative so he should continue to be treated as though he is that top 100 player.
2 weeks ago
Matthew Boyd photo 113. Matthew Boyd SP - DET
Boyd has been extraordinary with 160 Ks already and while that is near certain to continue, he could see a further jump if Detroit does end up dealing him to a contender where he can get some wins, and specifically in the NL where his ratios would also benefit.
14 hours ago
Nicholas Castellanos photo 114. Nicholas Castellanos RF - DET
Castellanos isn't doing nearly as much this season for the Tigers as we have grown to expect from him. He may end up with 90 runs scored, but with no one else in the lineup, his RBIs are vastly behind what we've seen in the past. Likewise, his power is virtually non-existent.
7 days ago
Yasmani Grandal photo 115. Yasmani Grandal C - MIL
Grandal's batting average may not seem all that appealing in the .240s range, but that is actually at replacement-level for the position so he won't hurt you there. He will definitely help in HRs, RBIs and runs, though. Over the last three seasons, he trails only (the injured) Salvador Perez in homers, and that was before he moved from an awful park for hitters in L.A. to a hitter's have in Milwaukee.
17 weeks ago
German Marquez photo 116. German Marquez SP - COL
Marquez has been downright dreadful at home this year but is once again solid on the road. You can continue to use him in half his starts while we wait out that top 20 potential and see if it returns.
14 hours ago
Craig Kimbrel photo 117. Craig Kimbrel RP - CHC
Cubs fans have certainly hoped for more than Kimbrel has given them since the signing, but that should turn around quickly now that his version of Spring Training is officially up. Fantasy owners can expect a second tier closer over the second half.
2 days ago
Tim Anderson photo 118. Tim Anderson SS - CWS
Anderson came roaring back to earth after a blistering start for fantasy owners. He is now down to a .320 batting average and that figure it expected to drop south of .300 by season's end. With that said, we are still looking at a 15/20 guy with solid average so that will certainly play.
7 days ago
Mitch Haniger photo 119. Mitch Haniger CF,RF - SEA
We know that Haniger offers plenty of upside when he returns from the IL, but it may continue to be rough going as we've seen in the first half. If you have the room on your bench to keep him, go for it, but don't sacrifice anything to do so.
7 days ago
Franmil Reyes photo 120. Franmil Reyes LF,RF - SD
Franmil has been a sensation with 25 first-half homers despite playing half his games in San Diego. If he were to get dealt, his stock would sky rocket, but for now, he will continue to be held back by the park and getting a day or two off every week because of the Padres' outfield logjam.
7 days ago
Willson Contreras photo 121. Willson Contreras C - CHC
Through the first half of baseball, Willson Contreras has been the top fantasy catcher with nearly 20 homers to go with 51 RBIs and a .286 batting average. As long as he can stay on the field, you've got a top 60 overall fantasy value in Contreras.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Santana photo 122. Carlos Santana 1B,3B - CLE
Most were shocked to see Santana compete in the home run derby, but he has been a beast for Cleveland and fantasy owners with 19 homers and a 90/90 RBI/run pace to go with a .295 batting average. He seems to only improve with age.
2 weeks ago
Ken Giles photo 123. Ken Giles RP - TOR
The Blue Jays' closer role is not as coveted as some others, but Giles has certainly made the most of it with 57 first half Ks, an ERA below 2.00 and a WHIP south of 1.10. He isn't quite a top tier closer, but is close.
2 days ago
David Peralta photo 124. David Peralta LF - ARI
Peralta was raging hot earlier in the season but as the underlying numbers accurately forecasted, that was a mere fluke. Now that he is on the IL, you can make a case for cutting him loose if you need the extra roster spot.
7 days ago
DJ LeMahieu photo 125. DJ LeMahieu 2B - NYY
There is no doubt about it that LeMahieu has been an incredible surprise, but that doesn't mean that he will continue hitting .340 with power. Granted, the runs and RBIs will continue to help fantasy owners, but you may be able to sell high right now and will want to take advantage of that opportunity.
1 week ago
Robbie Ray photo 126. Robbie Ray SP - ARI
Over the last few year's Ray has been the epitome of a volatile pitcher. This year hasn't been any different, as he still struggles with the home run and as a result, carries an ERA near 4. The strikeouts will still be there, of course, but until he fixes that ERA, he is merely a SP3.
14 hours ago
Jonathan Villar photo 127. Jonathan Villar 2B,SS - BAL
Villar was excellent after the trade to Baltimore last season and hasn't slowed down this year. Going into the break, he already had double-digit homers and was on track for both 100 runs and 30 stolen bases. The batting average isn't killing fantasy owners either which is a major surprise.
1 week ago
Kyle Hendricks photo 128. Kyle Hendricks SP - CHC
Hendricks still carries an excellent WHIP and the ERA isn't far behind. He will never be a SP1 or even SP2, but fantasy owners can feel safe putting Hendricks on the mound most every start even if the strikeouts won't pile up.
13 hours ago
Max Kepler photo 129. Max Kepler CF,RF - MIN
As odd as it is to imagine, Kepler just started playing baseball a decade ago so it should be no surprise that his breakout came a little late. It appears to be here to stay, however, and while the batting average and speed will never be a plus, 100 RBIs, 100 runs and 35 homers will certainly do the trick for fantasy owners.
7 days ago
Raisel Iglesias photo 130. Raisel Iglesias RP - CIN
Iglesias hasn't racked up as many saves as fantasy owners had hoped for, nor are his ratios what you'd have expected, but he did have 50 first half Ks and is a strong bet to bounceback in the second half.
2 days ago
Kenta Maeda photo 131. Kenta Maeda SP - LAD
Maeda carries an incredible WHIP but the ERA isn't exactly there so far. He'll get some wins and is racking up a strikeout per inning, but until that ERA comes down, he will remain outside the top 25 fantasy starters.
3 hours ago
Will Smith photo 132. Will Smith RP - SF
Smith has been lights out for the Giants with 61 first-half Ks and a WHIP below 1.00. So long as he remains the closer, he will be an excellent fantasy option, but it seems likely San Francisco will deal him before long.
2 days ago
Aaron Hicks photo 133. Aaron Hicks CF - NYY
Hicks hasn't gotten going quite yet after missing some time earlier in the season. And while he likely won't steal double-digit bags, it is fair to expect the power to return and his batting average to bounceback in the second half.
7 days ago
Eduardo Escobar photo 134. Eduardo Escobar 3B,SS - ARI
It seemed inevitable each week that Escobar would finally return to the player he once was, but at this point, it seems clear that the breakout is for real. Now, he might not be a top-five fantasy third baseman, but top 15 seems reasonable.
2 weeks ago
Robinson Cano photo 135. Robinson Cano 2B - NYM
Cano was exceptional in 2018 when he wasn't suspended but apparently, he finally hit the wall towards the end of a player's career. Neither the batting average or power are here nor are the expected to return.
1 week ago
Dee Gordon photo 136. Dee Gordon 2B,CF - SEA
Gordon won't steal 60 bases anymore and he clearly isn't a .300 hitter, but fantasy owners can still rely on him to offer nearly 30 steals with a batting average that won't kill you. Nothing about that is exciting, but he is still a worthwhile fantasy piece.
1 week ago
Eric Hosmer photo 137. Eric Hosmer 1B - SD
Don't look now, but Hosmer is back to playing quite well again, hitting nearly .300 with some power for once. If you grabbed this bargain on draft day, you would do best to hang onto him rather than try to sell high on the trade market.
2 weeks ago
Caleb Smith photo 138. Caleb Smith SP - MIA
Smith may be the most exciting of several excellent young Marlins pitchers. Granted, he won't get to even a dozen wins but 200 Ks is a distinct possibility since he has regained his excellent strikeout numbers from prior to his injury that ended the 2018 season.
15 weeks ago
Nomar Mazara photo 139. Nomar Mazara RF - TEX
Mazara has only supplied 12 homers in the first half despite all his raw power. With that said, batting in the middle of the order for Texas definitely comes with his perks, as you can see with his 90 RBI, 90 run pace through the break.
7 days ago
Paul DeJong photo 140. Paul DeJong SS - STL
DeJong had been one of the top fantasy shortstops over the first two months but has come crashing back down to earth and is now producing just about what everyone expected heading into the season with a 20 homer, 10 SB pace and a lackluster batting average.
7 days ago
Ramon Laureano photo 141. Ramon Laureano RF - OAK
Believe it or not, Laureano is on pace for 30 homers, 20 steals and 100 runs. While that may not keep up, it is worth noting that he has performed as a top 50 fantasy asset thus far so even if he drops off a cliff, fantasy owners should keep running him out in their lineup every night.
7 days ago
Justin Upton photo 142. Justin Upton LF,DH - LAA
Upton hasn't exactly hit the ground running since returning from the IL but his performance hasn't been poor enough to warrant a panic either. Rather, expect sufficient home runs and batting average to make him a fringe OF3 for the remainder of the season.
7 days ago
Byron Buxton photo 143. Byron Buxton CF - MIN
Buxton has had streaks this season that show why there is still reason to be optimistic about his potential but overall, it has been the same old mediocre statline with some power and speed, but a less than ideal batting average.
7 days ago
Matt Carpenter photo 144. Matt Carpenter 1B,2B,3B - STL
Don't drop Carpenter quite yet. Remember, after all, that Carp was every bit as bad heading into July last year before he went scorched earth in the second half. You don't have to play him, but keep him on your bench and wait out the slump.
2 weeks ago
Shane Greene photo 145. Shane Greene RP - DET
Greene is this year's version of Blake Treinen, posting absurd ratios while executing every save in sight. It may not keep up at quite this rate, but you can be sure he'll fall into the top 10 closers through the first half.
2 days ago
Mike Soroka photo 146. Mike Soroka SP - ATL
Soroka was blazing for a while and has come back down to earth a little. It should continue to be a slide over the second half as his batted ball data catches up to his stats but he is still without a doubt a top 40 starting pitcher at this point.
14 hours ago
Cole Hamels photo 147. Cole Hamels SP - CHC
Hamels isn't the same pitcher he once was, but the ratios are still running strong and with that, we can expect the wins to bounceback in the second half. He won't strike out 200 batters, but fantasy owners have gotten more than they asked for when they drafted him in the middle of drafts this Spring.
14 hours ago
Eduardo Rodriguez photo 148. Eduardo Rodriguez SP - BOS
Rodriguez has strong strikeout stuff and is picking up wins with the Red Sox lineup behind him, but neither his ERA nor WHIP are above average. With that combination, we are looking at a fringe SP4/SP3.
2 hours ago
Trey Mancini photo 149. Trey Mancini 1B,LF - BAL
There is nothing sexy about owning Trey Mancini, but he has rebounded quite nicely from his disappointing 2018 campaign. The underlying metrics suggest what we have seen in 2019 is the real Mancini so it wouldn't be wise to attempt selling high on him.
2 weeks ago
Sonny Gray photo 150. Sonny Gray SP - CIN
Sonny Gray was a disaster the last few years in New York but has reinvented himself with the Reds and made the All-Star team as a result. It doesn't appear to be a fluke either, as all the underlying data supports his resurgence into the fantasy scene.
14 hours ago
Mallex Smith photo 151. Mallex Smith LF,CF,RF - SEA
Mallex certainly isn't going to provide any pop or batting average support, but he scores enough runs to go with his 45 steal pace that he should start for every night for every fantasy team that owns him.
7 days ago
Yu Darvish photo 152. Yu Darvish SP - CHC
Darvish was so awful to start the season but after the break, he said he was feeling 110% and since then he has been dominant. There is a chance he'll continue the recent success and carry your rotation the rest of the season, but it is by no means the most likely scenario.
3 hours ago
Alex Colome photo 153. Alex Colome RP - CWS
Colome again has strong ratios with a WHIP now sitting at 0.80 but his 30 Ks through 39 first half innings is certainly nothing to write home about. Fantasy owners have a good one for sure, but he isn't in the elite conversation.
2 days ago
Joe Musgrove photo 154. Joe Musgrove SP - PIT
Musgrove has excellent stuff and could explode in the second half but fantasy owners definitely shouldn't rely on that. Rather, he is primarily a streaming starter that you use in strong matchups at home.
3 hours ago
Marcus Semien photo 155. Marcus Semien SS - OAK
Semien's batting average has been better than expected, and while it may come down over the rest of the season, his 25 homer pace with a handful of steals will certainly make him a worthwhile start for fantasy owners.
7 days ago
Mike Minor photo 156. Mike Minor SP - TEX
You may not feel great about Minor repeating his first half and you shouldn't, but even with extreme regression, he would still be well worth owning. Don't be surprised when he finishes with 200 Ks and an ERA below 3.5.
14 hours ago
Blake Treinen photo 157. Blake Treinen RP - OAK
Treinen has been a major disappointment for the A's with a WHIP now above 1.60 and while he is still considered the closer, that may quickly change if the struggles continue since Liam Hendriks is pitching out of his mind.
2 days ago
Ryan Braun photo 158. Ryan Braun 1B,LF - MIL
As usual, Braun is dealing with injuries off and on, but getting the job done for fantasy owners while he is on the field. Going into the break, he carries a .271 average with a dozen homers and a handful of steals which is what we should expect in the second half too.
2 weeks ago
Dansby Swanson photo 159. Dansby Swanson SS - ATL
You may not believe in the breakout, but every underlying metric suggests Swanson's breakout has been legitimate after years of disappointing optimistic fantasy owners. He should finish the year with 25 homers, a dozen steals and a solid batting average to go with loads of RBIs and runs.
7 days ago
Wade Davis photo 160. Wade Davis RP - COL
Davis has had ups and downs in his career but it has never been as rough as this year's 6 ERA and 1.70 WHIP. Assuming this continues, he may soon be replaced by Scott Oberg as the closer.
2 days ago
Shin-Soo Choo photo 161. Shin-Soo Choo LF,RF,DH - TEX
Choo may be getting old but he certainly isn't slowing down and may finish the year with 25 homers, 15 steals, 110 runs and a batting average near .300. While he is by no means a superstar, that would be a tremendous second outfielder.
7 days ago
Chris Archer photo 162. Chris Archer SP - PIT
Archer's ERA is still well above 5.00 with a lousy WHIP as well. He is getting K's but has just 3 wins as a result of the ratios. With that said, he continues to flash big games here and there so it can't hurt much to keep him on your bench for now and use him in spot starts while you wait for the bounceback..
3 hours ago
Amed Rosario photo 163. Amed Rosario SS - NYM
While it is true that Rosario has much untapped potential, he is still producing enough power and speed to help fantasy owners. The batting average may take a hit in the second half, but he is solid enough in the other four categories to make up for it.
7 days ago
Miles Mikolas photo 164. Miles Mikolas SP - STL
Mikolas was strong last year but it hasn't exactly carried over this year. The ratios aren't bad, especially his WHIP but without Ks being there, he might not be worthy of a fantasy roster spot.
2 hours ago
A.J. Pollock photo 165. A.J. Pollock CF - LAD
Pollock has always produced when on the field but injuries have held him back quite a bit. This year, even the efficiency has taken a hit, and while he can still help fantasy teams, it isn't anywhere near as much as in previous seasons.
53 mins ago
Wil Myers photo 166. Wil Myers 3B,LF,RF - SD
In terms of batting average, Myers has been abysmal, but he might also finish the season with 20 homers, 20 steals and 80 runs, plus we know he has much more in the way of upside so don't drop him quite yet.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Carrasco photo 167. Carlos Carrasco SP - CLE
We haven't heard whether Carrasco will return this season, and while he would likely be a useful fantasy asset if he did, it doesn't make sense to hold out hope and hang onto him if you need to clear up a roster spot somewhere.
3 hours ago
Corey Kluber photo 168. Corey Kluber SP - CLE
Kluber has been out for months and wasn't even very good prior to the injury so let's hold off on SP1 type expectations when he finally returns in a few weeks. With that said, he does still have that upside, of course, so don't hesitate to put in an offer if you are already locked into the H2H playoffs.
14 hours ago
Jon Lester photo 169. Jon Lester SP - CHC
Lester was excellent in 2018 and started the 2019 season on fire, As the underlying metrics all suggested, the crash downward was inevitable and here we are with his ERA flirting with 4.00 and his WHIP at 1.35. He is still useful, no doubt, but as a SP5 instead of a SP2.
13 hours ago
Jeff McNeil photo 170. Jeff McNeil 2B - NYM
No, McNeil isn't going to bat .350 forever, but .320 and an NL batting title is quite possible. There won't be a ton of power or speed, but enough that he won't drag you down in any area. McNeil should be a top 100 pick next spring in re-draft leagues.
1 week ago
Joey Lucchesi photo 171. Joey Lucchesi SP - SD
Lucchesi is by no means a must-own, but he has been getting the job done with nearly a strikeout per inning to go with a strong WHIP. You can get by with him as your SP5, or preferably as a streamer.
3 hours ago
Jose Quintana photo 172. Jose Quintana SP - CHC
Quintana may be a bigger name, but he isn't producing strikeouts nor strong ratios so, until one or several of those turnaround, there isn't much sense in owning him.
2 hours ago
Domingo German photo 173. Domingo German SP,RP - NYY
German started the season positively on fire and while he has slowed down a bit, he is still leading the American League in wins and is a near lock to finish the season as a top 25 fantasy starter.
2 days ago
Hunter Renfroe photo 174. Hunter Renfroe LF,RF - SD
With Wil Myers struggling for the Padres, Renfroe has been playing nearly every day and it has paid off as he knocked 27 first-half bombs. Sure, the batting average isn't there, nor will it ever be, but fantasy owners will gladly welcome 45 dingers from a mid-season waiver wire addition.
7 days ago
Nick Senzel photo 175. Nick Senzel 2B,3B,CF - CIN
Senzel has merely been mediocre for fantasy owners up into the break with a .258 average and limited power, but he does have 8 steals already and we know he has the potential to breakout much like Scott Kingery did earlier this season.
2 weeks ago
Rougned Odor photo 176. Rougned Odor 2B,DH - TEX
Odor did his thing for a while where he was a total trainwreck, and while the batting average is still below .200, he has started to play much better of late and is, as always, producing in both the homer and stolen base departments.
1 week ago
Cesar Hernandez photo 177. Cesar Hernandez 2B - PHI
You may not feel sexy running Hernandez out there in your lineup every day, but as is always the case, Hernandez isn't making anyone regret spending a late round pick on his reliable production in all five categories.
1 week ago
Kyle Schwarber photo 178. Kyle Schwarber LF - CHC
No one is surprised by Schwarber's performance thus far as he is yet again, piling up runs and RBIs with a pace of 35 homers. All of that is great, of course, but the batting average is once again south of .240 so he doesn't offer much more value than a Randal Grichuk.
7 days ago
Jonathan Schoop photo 179. Jonathan Schoop 2B - MIN
It may not be the Schoop of old, but there is certainly value in what the Twins' second basemen has accomplished for fantasy owners thus far. He should finish the season with 25 homers while offering plenty of RBIs and runs thanks to everyday at-bats in the strong Twins' lineup.
1 week ago
Brian Dozier photo 180. Brian Dozier 2B - WSH
Gone are the days where Dozier will flirt with 40 homers, but he still has sufficient power that outweighs his often lousy batting average. He is a useful fantasy asset in deeper leagues and one worth keeping an eye on in more shallow formats.
1 week ago
Lucas Giolito photo 181. Lucas Giolito SP - CWS
Giolito was the worst pitcher in baseball last year but saw a spike in velocity and returned to the ace we once thought he may become. The breakout is legitimate with 200+ Ks a virtual lock to go with 15+ wins and excellent ratios.
15 hours ago
Brandon Woodruff photo 182. Brandon Woodruff SP,RP - MIL
Woodruff has been insane, striking out 133 first half batters to go with a 1.13 WHIP. You can look past that 3.53 ERA as the underlying metrics suggest it will come down in the second half, giving fantasy owners a total stud.
2 days ago
Justin Smoak photo 183. Justin Smoak 1B,DH - TOR
According to Baseball Savant's Statcast metrics, no one in baseball has been more unlucky than Justin Smoak. He is actually hitting the ball harder and at a better angle than he did in his 2017 breakout season so it is time to buy the second-half bounceback.
2 weeks ago
Ian Desmond photo 184. Ian Desmond 1B,LF - COL
Although he isn't starting every game for the Rockeis, Desmond does play enough in Coors to warrant a roster spot on fantasy teams. Gone are the days where he will steal 20 bags, but he should be solid at worst in the other four standard categories.
2 weeks ago
Jon Gray photo 185. Jon Gray SP - COL
Gray may very well be an ace if he pitched in a different home park, but unfortunately, he does pitch half his games in Coors and as a result, is really only useful in half his starts. Even that that, he is still worth owning.
3 hours ago
Stephen Piscotty photo 186. Stephen Piscotty RF - OAK
Piscotty was terrific last season for the A's, but has come back down to reality a bit this year with a subpar batting average and not much in the way of power. He still has upside for more, but for now, fantasy owners shouldn't count on his production.
7 days ago
Adam Eaton photo 187. Adam Eaton LF,RF - WSH
Eaton is the same player we've always known him to be with a handful of steals, homers and tons of runs to go with a quality batting average. While there is nothing exciting about an asset like that, he is certainly worthy of a fantasy roster spot.
7 days ago
Kyle Gibson photo 188. Kyle Gibson SP - MIN
Gibson is not especially impressive in any of the five primary categories but he is solid in each of them so he makes for a solid 5th or even 4th starting pitcher.
2 hours ago
Hunter Dozier photo 189. Hunter Dozier 1B,3B,RF - KC
Dozier entered the all-star break om pace for 20 homers, 80 RBIs and carries a .283 batting average. Regardless of whether those numbers are a fluke or not, you can bet he won't regress enough to become waiver wire fodder in the second half.
2 weeks ago
Yordan Alvarez photo 190. Yordan Alvarez LF - HOU
Yordan came into the league blazing but as we saw with Michael Chavis earlier this season, that doesn't suddenly make him a superstar. While it is possible that he continues to rake like Pete Alonso, we are better off holding back from calling him a top 10 fantasy outfielder for now.
7 days ago
C.J. Cron photo 191. C.J. Cron 1B,DH - MIN
Cron is dealing with a thumb injury heading into the break, but when he returns, fantasy owners are getting an excellent asset with 30+ homer power and a quality batting average to go with loads of RBIs in a top-notch Twins lineup.
2 weeks ago
Miguel Cabrera photo 192. Miguel Cabrera 1B,DH - DET
Cabrera has been healthy and is batting .304 as a result, but his power is completely zapped and there is, of course, no hope for speed. You can roll him out in your fantasy lineup, however, and expect similar results to Votto at this point.
2 weeks ago
Jesse Winker photo 193. Jesse Winker LF,RF - CIN
Overall, Winker is merely a fringe fantasy asset, but if you can afford to use him correctly, you've got yourself a serious player. Winker is abysmal versus lefties, but terrorizes righties so be sure to check the probable opposing pitcher each day.
7 days ago
Joc Pederson photo 194. Joc Pederson LF,CF - LAD
Joc has already swatted 20 homers even though the Dodgers primarily only play him against right-handed pitchers. He will continue to produce while he is in the lineup, but the counting stats may not finish as high as others with his sort of pop.
7 days ago
Yandy Diaz photo 195. Yandy Diaz 3B - TB
Diaz has been hitting the ball hard all season with underlying metrics actually suggesting his batting average should be higher than the current .277 and his homers may spike too. He makes for a terrific pickup if you need a third baseman.
2 weeks ago
Jesus Aguilar photo 196. Jesus Aguilar 1B - MIL
This time last year we were talking about Aguilar in the same light as we are with Ketel Marte today. It now appears clear, however, that he isn't worth owning in fantasy leagues.
2 weeks ago
Jameson Taillon photo 197. Jameson Taillon SP - PIT
Taillon wasn't as impressive as everyone expected at the start of the season as everyone expected but when he returns, he should still be a SP4 at the very least. He began throwing again recently and should be back in action in mid-August.
3 hours ago
J.A. Happ photo 198. J.A. Happ SP - NYY
Austin Riley photo 199. Austin Riley 3B - ATL
Riley had everyone excited upon his arrival to the bigs and while that name recognition may still linger, he is coming back down to earth a bit. Don't be shocked if he finishes the year with 35 homers, but his batting average won't help much and he offers zero speed.
2 weeks ago
Greg Holland photo 200. Greg Holland RP - ARI
Holland had some struggles early on in St. Louis last year but has since then been lights out. He carries a 3.09 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP into the second half, and while be will never approach 100 Ks, he still strikes out 10 batters per nine.
2 days ago
Didi Gregorius photo 201. Didi Gregorius SS - NYY
Didi has not quite gotten off to the start most fantasy owners hoped for when he came off the IL, but let's try to remember Lindor's struggles at first too. It is a long season and Didi is talented enough to surge back into a top 20 or even 15 fantasy shortstop before long.
7 days ago
Jose Leclerc photo 202. Jose Leclerc RP - TEX
It seemed like only a matter of time before the Rangers would turn back to Leclerc who has been excellent since removed from the closer role. It may happen due to performance or perhaps if Kelley's MRI doesn't show up as they'd hope. When it does, Leclerc may be a top 10 closer.
2 days ago
Scooter Gennett photo 203. Scooter Gennett 2B - CIN
Scooter missed the vast majority of the first half and hasn't quite been playing every day since returning from injury. With that said, he was so exceptional over his previous 1000 plate appearances that it should be considered only a matter of time before he returns to hitting like Freddie Freeman.
1 week ago
Daniel Vogelbach photo 204. Daniel Vogelbach 1B,DH - SEA
While the batting average won't be ideal, you can avoid that penalty by just sitting him when the Mariners take on a lefty. Outside of that, Vogelbach has been one of the best hitters in all of baseball and that isn't any kind of fluke considering the dominant underlying metrics.
2 weeks ago
Brandon Lowe photo 205. Brandon Lowe 2B - TB
Lowe has slowed down considerably and hit the IL after fouling a ball off his shin, but he will be back any day and when he does, fantasy owners have a reliable player who will contribute in all five primary categories, but without carrying you in any.
1 week ago
Jake Odorizzi photo 206. Jake Odorizzi SP - MIN
As great as Odorizzi has been, his HR/FB rate is unsustainable so that ERA should slowly creep back toward his career average. There is no doubt he has improved, however, just probably not all the way to a SP2 like we've seen so far this season.
14 hours ago
Jorge Soler photo 207. Jorge Soler RF,DH - KC
Soler entered the All-Star Break on track for 40 homers and well over 100 RBIs. While the batting average won't help you at all, he seems to be on the route to a Khris Davis type of season, which as you know, would make him a top 100 fantasy asset easily.
7 days ago
Wilson Ramos photo 208. Wilson Ramos C,DH - NYM
The Mets haven't gotten as much out of Ramos in the first half as they may have expected but he is an extremely streaky hitter so it would be no surprise if his BA jumps from 270 to 300 in the second half to go with a dozen more homers. He is still a C1 without question.
2 weeks ago
Alex Verdugo photo 209. Alex Verdugo LF,CF - LAD
Verdugo has been raking in the first half for the Dodgers with a batting average well above .300 and even some speed. Don't be surprised if he ends up with 20+ homers too if the Dodgers continue to get him enough at-bats.
7 days ago
Hector Neris photo 210. Hector Neris RP - PHI
Neris has had a rough month for the Phillies but he is still closing games and overall, has a solid first half line with over 50 Ks and a WHIP south of 1.20. He should be rostered in every league.
2 days ago
Tyler Glasnow photo 211. Tyler Glasnow SP,RP - TB
The Rays were already taking their time with Glasnow then he had a setback so his return is still up in the air. It could happen in August, or perhaps he will be shut down for the season. You can't drop him yet just in case, however, as he would deliver top 15 SP numbers the moment he returns.
2 days ago
Andrelton Simmons photo 212. Andrelton Simmons SS - LAA
Simmons has continued to be exactly what fantasy owners expected: a safe source of quality batting average with a little speed and not much more. There is a place on a fantasy roster for a player like that.if you are in a deeper league.
7 days ago
Yuli Gurriel photo 213. Yuli Gurriel 1B,3B,DH - HOU
Gurriel isn't a big source of power, but playing in this Astros offense guarantees him plenty of runs and RBI opportunities. Add in a worthwhile batting average and you've got a solid starter for your fantasy squad.
2 weeks ago
Michael Chavis photo 214. Michael Chavis 3B - BOS
Chavis has cooled down after he came roaring out of the gates for Boston and fantasy owners. He won't bat .300, but the batting average won't be bad enough to be a concern and there is still enough power that you ought to keep him on your roster for now.
2 weeks ago
Carlos Martinez photo 215. Carlos Martinez SP,RP - STL
Martinez has performed well as the Cardinals closer and if that were expected to continue, he'd be a lock for the top 15 relievers, but it seems as though they might dangle him at the deadline and who knows what his role would be in a new situation.
2 days ago
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. photo 216. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,SS - TOR
Gurriel was so awful to open the season the Toronto sent him back to the minors. He responded by earning his job back then taking the league by storm. Heading into the break, he was one of the most exciting middle infielders in the game and that should continue throughout the remainder of the year.
1 week ago
Jackie Bradley Jr. photo 217. Jackie Bradley Jr. CF,RF - BOS
It is anyone's guess which Bradley we will get in the second half, whether it is the worst offensive player in baseball or a fringe all-star. We have seen both at times this year and in the past. For now, though, he is hot so don't hesitate to use him.
7 days ago
Dallas Keuchel photo 218. Dallas Keuchel SP - ATL
As always, Keuchel isn't striking anyone out but he is pitching deep into games and picking up wins with solid but unspectacular ratios. He is a solid SP5 in fantasy leagues.
3 hours ago
Max Fried photo 219. Max Fried SP,RP - ATL
Fried entered the second half on the IL but when he returns, fantasy owners have a solid fifth starting pitcher who will pick up wins, strike out a handful of batters most start and won't kill your ratios at all.
2 days ago
Kevin Kiermaier photo 220. Kevin Kiermaier CF - TB
Kiermaier is quietly having an excellent season and may reach 20 homers to go with 30 steals by the time the season comes to a close. Health is always a concern with the way he plays in the field, but so long as he keeps playing every day, you've got to find a way to get Kiermaier in your fantasy lineup.
7 days ago
Maikel Franco photo 221. Maikel Franco 3B - PHI
Although Franco isn't going to help your fantasy team's batting average and he only has mediocre power, there is worth in the fact that he plays almost every day in one of the best lineups in baseball. With that will come both RBIs and runs.
2 weeks ago
Jose Peraza photo 222. Jose Peraza SS - CIN
Peraza broke out last season with 13 homers, 23 steals and a .288 batting average. Whether or not the power stays is a question, but he seems to be a safe source for runs, steals and batting average in the middle of drafts.
17 weeks ago
Omar Narvaez photo 223. Omar Narvaez C - SEA
It is hard to imagine that anyone saw this coming, but Narvaz has been tremendous to open the season with a batting average near .300 and a dozen homers. While it may not continue at this pace, there is no doubt that he is a top 12 catcher from this point forward.
2 weeks ago
Jay Bruce photo 224. Jay Bruce 1B,RF - PHI
Most gave up on Bruce before the season because he was so awful in 2018, but he was struggling through plantar fasciitis. Now that he is healthy, Bruce just keeps mashing with 24 homers headed into the break. He is good bet to keep hitting if he can stay on the field.
2 weeks ago
Nick Markakis photo 225. Nick Markakis RF - ATL
As always, Markakis isn't providing much in the way of homers or steals, but his is on pace for 90 RBIs and 90 runs to go with another strong batting average. While that isn't a league-winner, he is giving fantasy teams exactly what they hoped for from him.
7 days ago
Marcus Stroman photo 226. Marcus Stroman SP - TOR
Once again, Stroman is pitching deep into games but without many strikeouts. The big difference, however, has been a vast improvement in his ratios and that may further improve if he gets dealt to a better ballpark and perhaps an NL team.
13 hours ago
Yusei Kikuchi photo 227. Yusei Kikuchi SP - SEA
Kikuchi's numbers from Japan translate to an MLB pitcher similar to Zack Wheeler last year, and like Wheeler, Kikuchi's arm could potentially blossom into much more to fantasy owners. He is by no means similar to Ohtani or Darvish before him, but 370 Ks and a 2.45 ERA in his last two seasons is nothing to sneeze at.
17 weeks ago
Avisail Garcia photo 228. Avisail Garcia RF - TB
One of the most underrated fantasy assets this year has been Garcia who entered the break with 12 homers, 9 steals, a 75/80 runs/RBIs pace and a solid .280 batting average. There is no reason he should still be available in 75% of leagues.
7 days ago
Jose Martinez photo 229. Jose Martinez 1B,RF - STL
Martinez hasn't provided fantasy owners much with a .282 batting average and just 6 homers, but all Statcast metrics suggest those numbers will come roaring up in the second half. It might be time to add him before it costs you a pretty penny.
2 weeks ago
Marco Gonzales photo 230. Marco Gonzales SP - SEA
Brad Peacock photo 231. Brad Peacock RP,SP - HOU
When Peacock returns to health, he is expected to be tossed back into the rotation even with rumors that Houston may acquire another arm. As long as Peacock continues starting, he will prove well worth a fantasy roster spot.
2 days ago
Randal Grichuk photo 232. Randal Grichuk CF,RF - TOR
As always, Grichuk is providing some pop to go with runs and RBIs. There is, of course, a batting average well below .250 to accompany the benefits in the other categories. This makes him a fringe candidate for a roster spot in standard-sized leagues.
7 days ago
Keston Hiura photo 233. Keston Hiura 2B - MIL
It took long enough but the Brewers finally called Hiura back after he destroyed minor league pitching. The kid does not only have an excellent future, but he is polished and ready to provide fantasy owners vintage Robinson Cano like numbers.
1 week ago
Ross Stripling photo 234. Ross Stripling SP,RP - LAD
While not as terrific as last year, Stripling hasn't disappointed by any measure other than the fact that the Dodgers' insane rotational depth hasn't allowed for enough innings. While he starts, however, Stripling is well worth owning.
2 days ago
Rich Hill photo 235. Rich Hill SP - LAD
With so many players on the IL, it might not make sense to hold onto Hill who doesn't even have a timetable for return quite yet. He is always excellent when he pitches, however, so if he does return, scramble to scoop him back up.
3 hours ago
Adam Jones photo 236. Adam Jones CF,DH - ARI
Jones isn't back to his glory days, but he has certainly been a nice surprise this season for fantasy owners, contributing in three categories and not hurting anyone in batting average. You can continue to use him as a mediocre asset.
7 days ago
Rick Porcello photo 237. Rick Porcello SP - BOS
Porcello may have won a Cy Young but at this point in his career, there is no sense in even streaming him, let alone rostering him.
3 hours ago
Hansel Robles photo 238. Hansel Robles RP - LAA
Robles has been an excellent reliever for the surprise Angels, entering the second half with 46 Ks, a 2.56 ERA and a WHIP below 1.10. While that may not quite keep up, he is a strong bet to help fantasy owners in the second half.
2 days ago
Luis Severino photo 239. Luis Severino SP - NYY
Severino likely won't be back until late August or early September as there is no need for the Yankees to rush him back. Although you will only get a few weeks of production, he will still be worth hanging onto as we are likely talking about a top 20 starting pitcher once he is activated.
3 hours ago
Miguel Sano photo 240. Miguel Sano 1B,3B,DH - MIN
Sano is back off the IL and doing Sano things with a .230 batting average but with loads of power. He could hit 25 bombs in the second-half with the RBIs and runs to go with it so don't give up on him quite yet.
2 weeks ago
Ender Inciarte photo 241. Ender Inciarte CF - ATL
Jake Arrieta photo 242. Jake Arrieta SP - PHI
Arrieta is merely a streamer at this point, and one that won't even strike out many hitters even in a solid matchup so don't hesitate to drop him if you need a roster spot.
3 hours ago
Liam Hendriks photo 243. Liam Hendriks RP - OAK
As incredible as Hendricks has been with his 1.15 ERA and 1.01 WHIP to go with 69 Ks in 55 innings, he happens to share a roster with Blake Treinen, who may not be as great this season, but was the best closer in baseball last year. You can use Hendricks without a doubt, but know saves aren't going to be a big part of the equation.
2 days ago
Nate Lowe photo 244. Nate Lowe 1B - TB
Lowe didn't do much in his brief MLB debut and was thus sent back down to the minors. Since then, he has been batting .340 with bonkers power. He should be a hot pickup the moment Tampa calls him back up and may actually be worthy of a stash now.
2 weeks ago
Scott Kingery photo 245. Scott Kingery 3B,SS - PHI
Kingery was white-hot for a month and has since come back down to earth like Tim Anderson. While Kingery is a quality ballplayer, his underlying metrics suggest the regression will continue coming, albeit with some power and speed to soften the blow.
7 days ago
Andrew Heaney photo 246. Andrew Heaney SP - LAA
Yonny Chirinos photo 247. Yonny Chirinos SP,RP - TB
Chirinos may not have the most impressive underlying metrics, but he just keeps getting it done from a ratio standpoint and as expected, the wins have followed. Don't expect 200 Ks or anywhere close, but he is a plenty useful piece for your rotation.
2 days ago
Travis Shaw photo 248. Travis Shaw 1B,3B,2B - MIL
Shaw could potentially be a worthwhile addition at some point later in the year, but for now, he has lost his job to Hiura and should be released in every format.
2 weeks ago
Christian Walker photo 249. Christian Walker 1B - ARI
Walker has been streaky and volatile, but even so, he still managed to put together an impressive first half stat line with both power and a little speed. The batting average may drop south of .250 at some point, but he is still well worth starting even if that is the case.
2 weeks ago
Brett Gardner photo 250. Brett Gardner LF,CF - NYY
Gardner is once again providing plenty of runs and RBIs for fantasy owners and just so happens to be on pace for 25 homers which off-sets his drop in steals that came with age. Fantasy owners can continue to rely on Gardner as a OF4.
7 days ago
Kole Calhoun photo 251. Kole Calhoun RF - LAA
Calhoun has outperformed expectations thus far with a Kyle Schwarber like line of 20+ homers with a lackluster batting average. He also carries a 100/90 runs/RBIs pace up into the break so don't hesitate to scoop him up if you still can.
7 days ago
Nathan Eovaldi photo 252. Nathan Eovaldi SP - BOS
The Red Sox have made it clear that Eovaldi is who they expect to fix their bullpen issues. Whether or not it lasts is anyone's guess, but for the time being, he is the man getting saves for this playoff contender so he needs to be owned.
3 hours ago
Jake Bauers photo 253. Jake Bauers 1B,LF - CLE
Bauers hasn't turned it on yet, and although there is still promise that he will, it isn't worth banking on this year. Rather, target him as a post-hype buy next season.
2 weeks ago
Jose Alvarado photo 254. Jose Alvarado RP - TB
With a full season as the Rays' closer, Alvarado could end up one of the top 10 closers in baseball. There is some more risk with him than the guys who have done it for years, but we could be looking at 90 Ks with excellent ratios and 35 saves which makes him a total steal late in drafts.
17 weeks ago
Lance Lynn photo 255. Lance Lynn SP - TEX
Lynn may struggle to keep his ERA below 4.00 in that ballpark but with 240 Ks and 17 wins by year's end, fantasy owners will have no trouble looking past the ERA issue. Lynn is solidly a top 30 fantasy starter from this point forward.
14 hours ago
Corey Dickerson photo 256. Corey Dickerson LF,DH - PIT
Mitch Garver photo 257. Mitch Garver C - MIN
Garver has been absolutely terrorizing pitchers with a .295 average and 13 homers in just 156 at-bats. If he played every day, Garver would be a top 5 fantasy catcher without a doubt, but because he doesn't, he is merely a fringe top-10 guy for now.
2 weeks ago
Steven Matz photo 258. Steven Matz SP - NYM
Harrison Bader photo 259. Harrison Bader LF,CF,RF - STL
Luke Jackson photo 260. Luke Jackson RP - ATL
Jackson is on pace for well over 100 Ks this season and while his WHIP isn't great, he is racking up saves for a playoff contender and has virtually no competition for the job so fantasy owners can continue to rely on him.
2 days ago
Yadier Molina photo 261. Yadier Molina C - STL
Catcher's don't often get 450 trips to the plate, but Tadi has done it every year since 2008. As you can imagine, the runs and RBIs pile up with extra playing time, and it certainly helps that he increases your team's batting average and may add another 20 homers this season.
17 weeks ago
Asdrubal Cabrera photo 262. Asdrubal Cabrera 2B,3B,SS - TEX
Cabrera is the cut-off between a long list of useful fantasy middle infielders and players who can fill a roster spot if you are desperate for counting stats. The batting average is going to hurt and he surely won't steal bags, but the other three categories are all plusses.
1 week ago
Billy Hamilton photo 263. Billy Hamilton CF - KC
Hamilton is still swiping bases, but he is no longer elite in that category with just a 25 steal pace heading into the break. As always, his power and average are non-existant so he isn't even worthy of a roster spot at this point.
7 days ago
Jason Heyward photo 264. Jason Heyward CF,RF - CHC
As difficult as it may be to believe, Heyward is actually hitting quite well so far this season with a 25-homer pace and a batting average back up around .280. It might not be here to stay, but you can be sure that he is worthy of a roster spot in your fantasy league.
7 days ago
Matt Barnes photo 265. Matt Barnes RP - BOS
Barnes is no longer the closer with Eovaldi back off the IL, and his ratios won't be ideal, but fantasy owners can bet on another 50+ second half Ks while rostering him as a fallback saves option should Eovaldi hit the IL again.
2 days ago
Gregory Polanco photo 266. Gregory Polanco RF - PIT
Polanco still hasn't quite amounted to what everyone hoped and thought he would be. That is still possible in the long run, of course, but for now, he isn't helping fantasy teams in any category and can remain on waivers.
7 days ago
Brandon Nimmo photo 267. Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,RF - NYM
Jurickson Profar photo 268. Jurickson Profar 1B,2B,3B,SS - OAK
Profar has been downright awful this season for fantasy owners, batting just .212. With that said, he is still on track for 18 homers and double-digit steals so if he can turn the batting average around, we may have a fantasy impact player again.
2 weeks ago
Collin McHugh photo 269. Collin McHugh RP,SP - HOU
Blake Parker photo 270. Blake Parker RP - MIN
After Parker signed with the Twins, many assumed he will be the closer, but it seems as though Trevor May is the favorite. In fact, Parker is likely the third-best reliever in this bullpen behind May and Rogers so beware on draft day.
17 weeks ago
Luke Weaver photo 271. Luke Weaver SP - ARI
Nick Pivetta photo 272. Nick Pivetta SP - PHI
Pivetta flashed a few good starts after he was called back up but then plummeted in value again and was sent to the bullpen. He is worth keeping an eye on, however, in case anything changes.
3 hours ago
Kike Hernandez photo 273. Kike Hernandez 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF - LAD
The batting average has devestated fantasy owners thus far in the first half and while it may come up, it won't be enough to warrant rostering Kike in a standard-sized league.
2 weeks ago
Michael Pineda photo 274. Michael Pineda SP - MIN
The ERA certainly isn't pretty and Pineda is no longer a big-time strikeout pitcher, but he has been solid enough, especially in the WHIP department that you can use him in select starts as a streamer.
3 hours ago
Ryan McMahon photo 275. Ryan McMahon 1B,2B,3B - COL
McMahon has loads of upside seeing that he plays in Coors, has power and some speed. Now, it hasn't shown yet, and the playing time hasn't been consistent, but he is a classic post-hype sleeper to have a huge second half for fantasy owners.
2 weeks ago
Taylor Rogers photo 276. Taylor Rogers RP - MIN
The Twins entered the season with a three-headed-monster at the back end of their bullpen and it was Rogers who emerged as the clear closer thanks to 57 first half Ks to go with a sub 2 ERA and sub 1 WHIP.
2 days ago
Wade Miley photo 277. Wade Miley SP - HOU
It may feel odd rostering someone like Wade Miley over a big name like Mad-Bum or Chris Archer, but with the way he has pitched, Miley needs to be owned and used everywhere. His ERA may end up south of 3.00 by the end of the season and his WHIP is great too.
13 hours ago
Ryan Pressly photo 278. Ryan Pressly RP - HOU
Pressly is one of the best relievers in baseball, but unfortunately that doesn't add up to enough fantasy production to reach the top 20, as saves are crucial. Still, should anything happen to Osuna, he would become an immediate top 5 closer.
2 days ago
Manuel Margot photo 279. Manuel Margot CF - SD
Brandon Belt photo 280. Brandon Belt 1B,LF - SF
Belt has given fantasy owners reason to be disappointed for years now. Although he is never awful, it may finally be time to give up and cut him loose. There are plenty of other projects on the waivers with more fantasy upside like Bobby Bradley.
2 weeks ago
Mychal Givens photo 281. Mychal Givens RP - BAL
While technically the closer, Givens hasn't had enough save opportunities to warrant putting up with his lackluster ratios. That may change in the second half but for now, you'd be better off rostering a setup man like Brandon Workman.
2 days ago
Zac Gallen photo 282. Zac Gallen SP - MIA
Since his promotion, Gallen has merely been mediocre for fantasy owners, but he was so sensational in the minor leagues that you'd have to expect his MLB numbers to improve a bit over a larger sample size. Don't give up on him if he has another bad week or two,
13 hours ago
Cavan Biggio photo 283. Cavan Biggio 2B - TOR
It is tempting to get excited when you hear Biggio's name, but he was not a top prospect by any stretch of the imagination and while he may provide some power and speed, the batting average will likely kill you.
1 week ago
Pablo Lopez photo 284. Pablo Lopez SP,RP - MIA
Griffin Canning photo 285. Griffin Canning SP - LAA
After a strong start for Canning, he has come crashing back down to earth over the past month. There may still be some streaming starts that you can use him in but feel free to drop him now if you haven't already.
2 hours ago
Adam Frazier photo 286. Adam Frazier 2B,LF,RF - PIT
You can be certain that Frazier won't offer any power or speed, but 80 homers and a .280 batting average never hurt anyone. If you need a warm body to fill in for an injured player, he can answer the call without pain.
1 week ago
David Robertson photo 287. David Robertson RP - PHI
It was easy to forget how great Robertson is since he only managed 19 saves over the past two seasons. He has racked up 88 Ks per season and excellent ratios over the last 8 years, however. With plenty of save opportunities in store, we could see him return to being a top 10 closer this year.
17 weeks ago
Hunter Pence photo 288. Hunter Pence LF,RF - TEX
Pence was elected to the All-Star game and is having an excellent bounceback season with a .294 average and 15 homers in just 194 at-bats, but without everyday playing time, he'll be passed up by many other outfielders in counting stats and that's before you even factor in the expected regression.
7 days ago
Buster Posey photo 289. Buster Posey C,1B - SF
Feel free to drop Buster at this point. He isn't likely to finish the season with double-digit homers and doesn't play in a good enough offense to tally up runs and RBIs like the top 15 fantasy catchers in baseball.
2 weeks ago
Kolten Wong photo 290. Kolten Wong 2B - STL
For years, Wong has flashed excellent fantasy skills at times then proceeded to burn everyone who had the nerve to pick him up in the midst of his hot streak. There may be another flash left at some point this season, but you certainly can't count on much if you own Wong.
1 week ago
Dwight Smith Jr. photo 291. Dwight Smith Jr. LF - BAL
Renato Nunez photo 292. Renato Nunez 3B - BAL
Nunez has always had power, there was never a doubt about that. What is surprising, however, is that it has translated to a 90 RBI, 80 runs pace. The batting average will be tough to swallow, but even so, he is worthy of a fantasy roster spot without question.
2 weeks ago
Jorge Alfaro photo 293. Jorge Alfaro C - MIA
Alfaro was not technically a top 12 catcher in the first half, but he was right on the cusp and his underlying numbers suggest he will climb well into the top 10 over the rest of the season. Don't hesitate to add him and start him if you need a catcher.
2 weeks ago
Trevor Williams photo 294. Trevor Williams SP - PIT
Spencer Turnbull photo 295. Spencer Turnbull SP - DET
Brendan McKay photo 296. Brendan McKay 1B,SP - TB
McKay has started out by pitching great in his first few appearances. While he might not exactly be an ace the rest of the season, he is certainly one rookie you can rely on over the second half, perhaps as a SP3.
3 hours ago
Kevin Gausman photo 297. Kevin Gausman SP - ATL
Christian Vazquez photo 298. Christian Vazquez C - BOS
Vasquez is one of a handful of surprising catchers to breakout in the first half. Regardless of whether you believe it to be a fluke, he has been so good that even with some regression, he sneaks into the top 10 rest of season projections.
2 weeks ago
Kyle Freeland photo 299. Kyle Freeland SP - COL
Brian Anderson photo 300. Brian Anderson 3B,RF - MIA
Anderson doesn't do much for a fantasy team in terms of batting average and you can be sure he won't pile up runs and RBIs in Miami's lineup, but he might hit 20 homers and won't kill you in any category.
2 weeks ago
Jarrod Dyson photo 301. Jarrod Dyson CF,RF - ARI
Dyson is by no means a power hitter with just 5 first-half homers and 18 RBIs, but he is what everyone wanted out of Billy Hamilton with 20 steals, 40 runs and a bad, but not terrible batting average. Judging by the demand for steals, Dyson is well worth scooping up.
7 days ago
Alex Gordon photo 302. Alex Gordon LF,CF - KC
Despite his age, Gordon may be having a career year although he has seen regression over the last month. He may end up with 20 homers and 10 steals, but don't expect the batting average to stay north of .275 all season.
7 days ago
Cody Allen photo 303. Cody Allen RP - MIN
It seemed as though Ty Buttrey, Bedrosian and Anderson were going to compete for saves in LA, but then they signed Allen who figures to get the job. Don't be surprised if he losses the gig early, however, if he struggles like we saw last season. Don't consider him a lock for 25 saves again.
17 weeks ago
Andrew Miller photo 304. Andrew Miller RP - STL
Carlos Martinez is now filling in for Jordan Hicks, but there are rumors that St. Louis is shopping him. If that were to happen, they may go with Gant or perhaps the lefty, Miller, who is back to cruising for the Cardinals.
2 days ago
Ryan Zimmerman photo 305. Ryan Zimmerman 1B - WSH
Zimmerman had his run as a useful fantasy baseball player but it seems to be over at this point so go ahead and cut him loose for one of the better options on waivers.
2 weeks ago
Ryan Brasier photo 306. Ryan Brasier RP - BOS
There was speculation that Brasier might take the Red Sox open closer role, but he was passed over for Matt Barnes. While there is a chance that doesn't last all season, you can safely drop Braiser for now.
15 weeks ago
Raimel Tapia photo 307. Raimel Tapia CF - COL
Tapia will never be a source of much power or speed, but as long as he continues to play in Coors, his batting average will suffice if you are desperate for a warm body in your fantasy outfield.
7 days ago
Yonder Alonso photo 308. Yonder Alonso 1B - COL
Alonso wasn't especially impressive last year with a .250 batting average and just 23 homers, but he is just one year removed from posting an .866 OPS with Oakland and Seattle so don't discount a big bounce-back campaign.
17 weeks ago
Oscar Mercado photo 309. Oscar Mercado CF - CLE
Danny Santana photo 310. Danny Santana LF - TEX
Among all the fantasy breakout players, Santana may be the biggest surprise with double-digit homers and steals in the first half to go with a batting average above .300. All of those numbers are likely to take a dip, but even with that being the case, he should still be owned in every league.
7 days ago
Julio Urias photo 311. Julio Urias SP - LAD
When on the mound, Urias is about as good as it gets for a youngster with an ERA sitting at 2.25 and a WHIP below 1.00. The issue, of course, is that he only throws a handful of innings at most in a given week. There is still use for that, but not much more than someone like Ryan Pressley.
3 hours ago
Martin Perez photo 312. Martin Perez SP,RP - MIN
Mike Foltynewicz photo 313. Mike Foltynewicz SP - ATL
Foltynewicz was tremendous last year but has been so bad once he returned from the IL that he is now in the minors and struggling there. Keep an eye on him, but it is probably a lost cause at this point.
3 hours ago
Leury Garcia photo 314. Leury Garcia 2B,LF,CF,RF - CWS
Garcia isn't even going to finish the season with 10 homers, but he offers some speed and is on pace for 100 runs thanks to a quality .290 batting average and every day playing time for the White Sox. You can use him without regret although he won't be a world saver.
1 week ago
Pedro Strop photo 315. Pedro Strop RP - CHC
Brandon Morrow is technically the Cubs' closer, but it seems as though he will miss at least a month to open the season. Strop was named the replacement but hasn't been great thus far so let's see if he can straighten himself out before Morrow tries to take the job back.
15 weeks ago
Marwin Gonzalez photo 316. Marwin Gonzalez 1B,2B,SS,LF - MIN
Tim Beckham photo 317. Tim Beckham 3B,SS - SEA
A.J. Minter photo 318. A.J. Minter RP - ATL
Minter was supposed to be in the heat of the competition for saves in Atlanta, and while that may happen down the road, an injury setback for him has handed the job over to Vizcaino. Unless you play in a deeper league, this should make Minter undraftable, but worth keeping an eye on in free agency.
17 weeks ago
James McCann photo 319. James McCann C - CWS
James McCann has been raking for the White Sox with a .320 batting average through the first half to go with some power and even the most steals among all catchers in fantasy. He is due to regress some, but is still a no-doubt top 12 catcher in the second half.
2 weeks ago
Willy Adames photo 320. Willy Adames 2B,SS - TB
There is no denying the potential in the Rays' young middle-infielder, but like Dansby Swanson over the past few seasons, he just isn't quite ready at the plate yet. You can still get a handful of steals and homers, but not enough to make up for his batting average.
1 week ago
Derek Dietrich photo 321. Derek Dietrich 1B,LF - CIN
The batting average has come crashing down and his power has completely halted to go along with the playing time. With that said, he was so exceptional for a stretch that you can make a case for stashing him until he comes out of it and mashes again.
2 weeks ago
Teoscar Hernandez photo 322. Teoscar Hernandez LF,RF - TOR
Anibal Sanchez photo 323. Anibal Sanchez SP - WSH
Diego Castillo photo 324. Diego Castillo RP - TB
If you play in a deeper league, Castillo can be a ratio master that racks up plenty of saves, or better yet, if you employ the Marmol Strategy, Castillo qualifies as a starting pitcher so you can plug him on days where you don't have enough starters going.
17 weeks ago
Ty Buttrey photo 325. Ty Buttrey RP - LAA
Ryan O'Hearn photo 326. Ryan O'Hearn 1B - KC
Matt Strahm photo 327. Matt Strahm SP,RP - SD
Strahm has shown enough promise that we can keep an eye on him in the second half, but more likely than not, he will only be an occasional streamer in home games against easy opponents.
2 days ago
Howie Kendrick photo 328. Howie Kendrick 2B,LF - WSH
In what may be the most surprising breakout in all of baseball, the 36-year-old Kendrick has turned into a prolific hitter with power to go along with his .330 batting average. And believe it or not, the underlying stats suggest it is the real deal so don't get the crazy idea of trying to sell him high.
1 week ago
Archie Bradley photo 329. Archie Bradley RP - ARI
Bradley isn't a 90 strikeout guy, nor should we expect an ERA south of 2.00, but he is the heavy favorite to get saves in Arizona, which certainly counts for something. Granted, they won't win 80 games, but even 35 saves is plenty to warrant a late-round pick.
17 weeks ago
David Fletcher photo 330. David Fletcher 2B,3B - LAA
Fletcher isn't going to help you win the home run category, nor will he steal double-digit bases, but he might reach 80 runs with a batting average near .300 so make room for him if he is still available in your league.
2 weeks ago
Starlin Castro photo 331. Starlin Castro 2B - MIA
Castro is playing every game for Miami, but that is quite literally all you can say on the pro side of his performance. He doesn't offer power anymore and his batting average will continue to hover around .250 for the remainder of the season.
1 week ago
Shawn Kelley photo 332. Shawn Kelley RP - TEX
Kelley is technically the closer for Texas and hasn't done all that bad, but with Jose Leclerc right behind him, there is no guarantee Kelley will have the job next week, let alone for the rest of the season.
2 days ago
Kevin Pillar photo 333. Kevin Pillar CF - SF
Niko Goodrum photo 334. Niko Goodrum 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,RF - DET
The batting average hasn't been there with Niko this year, but there is reason for hope and when you add that to the fact that he is a reliable source of both power and speed, he is worthy of keeping an eye on for a potential injury fill-in in the coming weeks.
2 weeks ago
Alex Wood photo 335. Alex Wood SP - CIN
Ian Kennedy photo 336. Ian Kennedy SP,RP - KC
Reynaldo Lopez photo 337. Reynaldo Lopez SP - CWS
Jung Ho Kang photo 338. Jung Ho Kang 3B - PIT
Kang may not open the season as the starter in Pittsburgh, but with the way he is playing this spring, you'll want to keep a close eye on him. After all, we've seen Kang be a useful fantasy piece in years prior.
17 weeks ago
Roenis Elias photo 339. Roenis Elias RP - SEA
Elias is having a rough go with an ERA north of 5, but he is the closer for Seattle and should get another 15 to even 25 save opportunities over the second half. That may be reason enough to put up with the lousy ratios.
2 days ago
Danny Jansen photo 340. Danny Jansen C - TOR
Jansen's underlying stats have been screaming positive regression all season and over the last few weeks, it has started to turn around. While he isn't quite a top 12 catcher, he should be on your radar as a future waiver wire add if he keeps hitting.
2 weeks ago
Emilio Pagan photo 341. Emilio Pagan RP - TB
With Alvarado and Castillo both ahead of Pagan to begin the season, it seemed unlikely he would become a dominant closer, but here we are with him entering the second half with a sub 0.90 WHIP and 54 Ks in just 39 innings. He is the real deal.
2 days ago
Chris Taylor photo 342. Chris Taylor 2B,SS,LF,CF - LAD
Taylor hit the IL with a fractured wrist and while he isn't quite worth holding onto, he will be one to add once he returns to action for the Dodgers. As always, Taylor should provide some power and speed to go with a solid batting average and great counting stats because of the lineup he is in.
1 week ago
Sergio Romo photo 343. Sergio Romo SP,RP - MIA
Although he isn't the most exciting closer, Romo does, in fact, get the save opportunities for his team and isn't exactly struggling in the ratios. He won't strikeout even 60 batters this season but you can't find better on waivers.
2 days ago
Merrill Kelly photo 344. Merrill Kelly P - ARI
Jordan Yamamoto photo 345. Jordan Yamamoto SP - MIA
Zack Godley photo 346. Zack Godley SP - ARI
Trevor May photo 347. Trevor May SP,RP - MIN
May did not win the closer job in Minnesota. While he may get a few saves here and there, Rocco Baldelli is employing a true closer by committee approach. May can be used as a Josh Hader-lite, but otherwise is droppable.
15 weeks ago
Brad Boxberger photo 348. Brad Boxberger RP - FA
Boxberger is expected to hold off Peralta for the Royals' closer job, and while it may not be the most envied role, he should still be able to compile 20 to 25 saves if he can hang onto the job. His ratios won't be ideal, but he does offer some K-upside as we've seen before.
17 weeks ago
Michael Wacha photo 349. Michael Wacha SP - STL
Eric Thames photo 350. Eric Thames 1B,LF,RF - MIL
Thames has shown flashes of all that pop we got in 2017 during his breakout campaign but the Brewers just aren't playing him enough to make much of a fantasy impact. He belongs on your waiver wire speed dial, however.
2 weeks ago
Tyler Mahle photo 351. Tyler Mahle SP - CIN
Mahle is now on the IL and you may not love his 4.93 ERA, but the 106 Ks and terrific underlying metrics make him well worth paying attention to once he returns.
2 hours ago
Dellin Betances photo 352. Dellin Betances RP - NYY
Betances is merely a closer in waiting, but besides Josh Hader, the best in the game. He is a sure bet for 90+ Ks, with upside ranging to nearly 130. Likewise, his ratios will be terrific each year and you can even rely on a handful of wins and saves too.
17 weeks ago
Jhoulys Chacin photo 353. Jhoulys Chacin SP - MIL
Robinson Chirinos photo 354. Robinson Chirinos C - HOU
Chirinos will hurt you in batting average, although not as bad as someone like Zunino. With that said, he is a reliable source of power and since he plays in such a strong Astros' lineup, you can bank on him piling up RBIs and runs as well.
2 weeks ago
Roberto Perez photo 355. Roberto Perez C - CLE
Perez has already mashed 16 homers through the first half for Cleveland. His batting average isn't useful, but won't kill you either so you could certainly do much worse than Perez even if he does take a step back toward expectations in the second half.
2 weeks ago
Drew Steckenrider photo 356. Drew Steckenrider RP - MIA
Steckenrider missed out on the Marlins' closer role, so while he may provide 90 strikeouts, there is no point in owning him if you play in a standard-sized mixed league.
15 weeks ago
Trevor Richards photo 357. Trevor Richards SP - MIA
Richards carried a 4.42 ERA with 4 wins last year and formerly played independent baseball after going undrafted. It helps, however, that he has the best changeup in baseball. Richards' changeup is Trevor Hoffman-esque. It carried a 41.2% whiff rate with a .214 xWOBA. It certainly helped his performance when he adjusted by throwing it 38% of the time instead of 23% of the time at the start of the season. In those closing months, hitters were so focused on his filthy change-up that his slider suddenly became even more deadly than the changeup. With two of the most useful pitches in baseball, Richards could breakout this year in Miami much like Jake Peavy did in in 2004 after a rough start to his career.
17 weeks ago
Ronald Guzman photo 358. Ronald Guzman 1B - TEX
Brandon Workman photo 359. Brandon Workman RP - BOS
Workman has been terrific with 60 first-half Ks and incredible ratios. If you could add 20 saves to that, he would be elite, the Red Sox are insistent on keeping him in his current role while making Eovaldi the closer.
2 days ago
Derek Holland photo 360. Derek Holland SP - SF
CC Sabathia photo 361. CC Sabathia SP - NYY
Nick Ahmed photo 362. Nick Ahmed SS - ARI
There is nothing exciting about a shortstop who isn't plus in any of the five primary categories, but he is getting the job done so far with mediocre production in each area. Whether that keeps up is a question, of course, but for now, he can fill in during an injury.
7 days ago
Garrett Hampson photo 363. Garrett Hampson 2B,SS - COL
More than likely, Hampson won't get his job back as the Rockies' primary second baseman. Even with injury, he may be third on the depth chart. With that said, if for whatever reason he does find his way into at-bats, he'll be worth monitoring as a potential pickup.
1 week ago
Christin Stewart photo 364. Christin Stewart LF - DET
Anthony DeSclafani photo 365. Anthony DeSclafani SP - CIN
Adam Ottavino photo 366. Adam Ottavino RP - NYY
As expected, Ottavino has been sensational outside of Coors Field. Even with Yankee Stadium being a hitter's haven, Ottavino carries a sub-two ERA with 61 Ks in 43 innings. Don't expect saves in this crowded pen though.
2 days ago
Justin Bour photo 367. Justin Bour 1B - LAA
Jakob Junis photo 368. Jakob Junis SP - KC
Kevin Newman photo 369. Kevin Newman SS - PIT
Neman's .326 batting average entering the break sure is exciting, but underlying metrics suggest that will come plummeting down before long, and when it does, all you've got is mediocre power and speed. While you can still play him, he shouldn't be regarded as safe quite yet.
7 days ago
Hunter Strickland photo 370. Hunter Strickland RP - SEA
Strickland opened the year as the Mariners' closer but is now on the 60 day DL and isn't even guaranteed the job when or if he returns. There is no need to waste an IL spot on him for your fantasy roster.
15 weeks ago
Tyler O'Neill photo 371. Tyler O'Neill LF,RF - STL
Evan Longoria photo 372. Evan Longoria 3B - SF
Longoria is struggling in San Francisco with a low batting average and limited power. While there is a chance that changes in the coming months, there is no sense in waiting it out. Rather, just drop him until he proves himself useful in fantasy baseball.
2 weeks ago
Ryon Healy photo 373. Ryon Healy 1B - SEA
Jeremy Jeffress photo 374. Jeremy Jeffress RP - MIL
Josh Hader is the current closer in Milwaukee with Knebel out for the season but once Jeffress returns from the IL, that may quickly change. Jeffress is only owned in about 20% of leagues and should be among the top pickups with this potential outcome on the horizon.
15 weeks ago
Jeff Samardzija photo 375. Jeff Samardzija SP - SF
Pitching in San Francisco certainly helps any starter, and while you might not want to use Samardzija on the road, he can be relied on for strong ratios and some Ks in half his starts.
3 hours ago
Forrest Whitley photo 376. Forrest Whitley SP - HOU
Whitley was the top pitching prospect going into the season but has been terrible thus far in the minors. If that turns around, he may end up useful in MLB by the end of the season.
3 hours ago
Luis Urias photo 377. Luis Urias 2B - SD
Urias was rough in his debut, but don't give up on him quite yet. Rather, he is among the top stashes remaining in the minor leagues. When he does get another chance, he will be worth owning in most leagues assuming the Padres or his new team (via trade) gives him a chance.
1 week ago
Joe Jimenez photo 378. Joe Jimenez RP - DET
Most depth charts have Shane Greene slotted into the closer role for Detroit but this job is up in the air. Jimenez was an all-star last season, and while he pitched poorly down the stretch, don't sleep on him winning the job this spring.
17 weeks ago
Tyler White photo 379. Tyler White 1B - HOU
Zach Davies photo 380. Zach Davies SP - MIL
Davies still has an ERA below 3.00, but his WHIP is not all that impressive and he strikes out fewer hitters than just about every pitcher in the league so while he isn't the worst use of a roster spot, his upside is limited.
2 hours ago
Wily Peralta photo 381. Wily Peralta RP - KC
Freddy Peralta photo 382. Freddy Peralta SP - MIL
There is no doubt that Peralta has been a disappointment but has still been piling up strikeouts and has been good enough out of the pen the last month that there may be some hope remaining that he ends up back in the rotation before long.
3 hours ago
Cedric Mullins photo 383. Cedric Mullins CF - BAL
Mike Fiers photo 384. Mike Fiers SP - OAK
Fiers is getting the job done this season with a 1.12 WHIP and an ERA well below 4.00. With that has come plenty of wins, but there aren't enough strikeouts to put him in the top 50 fantasy starters.
2 hours ago
Dinelson Lamet photo 385. Dinelson Lamet SP - SD
Lamet has allowed plenty of runs in his first three starts, but is striking out plenty of hitters and clearly has the upside that warrants owning him as a project who could explode in the second half.
3 hours ago
Kyle Tucker photo 386. Kyle Tucker LF - HOU
Tucker is still stuck down in the minors for Houston and while playing time will be difficult to come by apart from a trade, he would be a 100% FAAB pickup if he gets the call and is inserted into the starting lineup. Think Andrew Benintendi right away with both power and speed.
7 days ago
Josh Reddick photo 387. Josh Reddick LF,RF - HOU
Reddick continues to play every day for the Astros despite Kyle Tucker waiting around in the minors. Reddick isn't bad with a .291 average and decent power, but that may not be enough to hold off the kid in the second-half of the year.
7 days ago
Kyle Seager photo 388. Kyle Seager 3B - SEA
Seager was as consistent of a fantasy asset as you could find two years ago, but age has slowed him down enough that it is to the point where there is no case to be made for owning him in fantasy baseball.
2 weeks ago
Jake Lamb photo 389. Jake Lamb 3B - ARI
You may not feel great about drafting Lamb after his trainwreck 2018 season, but he is just one year removed from 30 homers and 105 RBIs so don't sleep on him bouncing back. With that said, the move to the humidor in Arizona makes it seem as though his ceiling is a bit lower than what we saw from him in 2017.
17 weeks ago
Mark Melancon photo 390. Mark Melancon RP - SF
Will Smith is the closer for now in San Francisco but he hasn't been all that durable, plus he may be on the trade market before long as a coveted lefty setup man. Don't sleep on Melancon getting saves again within a few months.
17 weeks ago
Vince Velasquez photo 391. Vince Velasquez SP - PHI
Velasquez is back in the rotation, and while many games will be a total trainwreck, he does have some strikeout upside and posts solid streaming performances every so often.
3 hours ago
Seranthony Dominguez photo 392. Seranthony Dominguez SP,RP - PHI
Sean Newcomb photo 393. Sean Newcomb SP - ATL
Zack Britton photo 394. Zack Britton RP - NYY
Not only is Aroldis Chapman ahead of Britton in New York, but they also have Betances and Chad Green roaming around the pen. Chances are that Britton would get the first crack at saves if Aroldis went down, but it's no guarantee.
2 days ago
Albert Pujols photo 395. Albert Pujols 1B,DH - LAA
Eric Sogard photo 396. Eric Sogard 2B,SS - TOR
Sogard has been a pleasant surprise this year with a batting average near 300 and both some power and speed. It's a risk to rely on that continuing, but there is more hope than many other options on your waiver wire in the middle infield.
1 week ago
Willie Calhoun photo 397. Willie Calhoun LF - TEX
John Gant photo 398. John Gant SP,RP - STL
Gant has been nothing but sensational for the Cardinals this year. He won't strike everyone out, but he is racking up wins while improving fantasy team ratios and may even have an outside chance at saves if Carlos Martinez is dealt.
2 days ago
Rowdy Tellez photo 399. Rowdy Tellez 1B - TOR
Brandon Morrow photo 400. Brandon Morrow RP - CHC
It sounds as though Morrow is going to miss the start of the season. That could very well turn into multiple months as we've seen with "minor" pitching injuries many times before. It is a dangerous game to draft based on injury optimism, even if the closer does have considerable upside.
17 weeks ago
Julio Teheran photo 401. Julio Teheran SP - ATL
Teheran is chugging along once again for the Braves with an ERA below 4.00 and a WHIP below 1.30. He won't strike out a batter per inning and doesn't have many wins yet but with the strong ratios, he is worth owning as a depth piece.
2 hours ago
Franchy Cordero photo 402. Franchy Cordero LF,CF - SD
Greg Allen photo 403. Greg Allen CF,RF - CLE
Daniel Palka photo 404. Daniel Palka LF,RF,DH - CWS
Chance Sisco photo 405. Chance Sisco C - BAL
Sisco should play every day for the Orioles in the second half and he has plenty of talent so you'll want to keep a close eye on him as a potential catcher pickup off waivers.
2 weeks ago
Jeimer Candelario photo 406. Jeimer Candelario 3B - DET
There is nothing sexy about drafting Candelario, but you can anticipate his batting average coming up 20 points this year, as he was among the most unlucky hitters in that department last year. Along with that, fantasy owners should get around 20 homers from him.
17 weeks ago
Garrett Cooper photo 407. Garrett Cooper LF - MIA
While there isn't much help in the Marlins' offense, Cooper has been playing well enough that fantasy owners can mostly ignore the RBIs, runs and lack and speed. His batting average and power will both play and appear to be legitimate.
7 days ago
Jesus Luzardo photo 408. Jesus Luzardo SP - OAK
Luzardo is back on the IL for the A's and it now seems likely that he won't throw a ball again this season. If the A's decide to be aggressive, however, Luzardo has the stuff to surge onto the scene in September.
3 hours ago
Clint Frazier photo 409. Clint Frazier LF - NYY
Frazier was by no means a star while he was up, but was surely good enough that the very second he gets the call again, he should be a top waiver priority even if it comes with him being dealt to another team before the deadline.
7 days ago
Sandy Alcantara photo 410. Sandy Alcantara SP - MIA
Dylan Bundy photo 411. Dylan Bundy SP - BAL
Michael Lorenzen photo 412. Michael Lorenzen RP - CIN
Colin Moran photo 413. Colin Moran 1B,3B - PIT
Moran is still batting near .300 heading into the all-star break and although he doesn't offer a ton in the power department, finishing with 18 homers and 80 RBIs would be a welcome line to any fantasy owner.
2 weeks ago
Josh Phegley photo 414. Josh Phegley C - OAK
Tanner Roark photo 415. Tanner Roark SP - CIN
Roark may not have the best stuff in the world but he has managed to strike out 100 batters already in just 102 innings to go with solid ratios. It may not feel great, but you can use him in most starts.
3 hours ago
Jimmy Nelson photo 416. Jimmy Nelson SP - MIL
Nelson was top five in xFIP prior to his injury that has taken much longer to recover from than expected. There is a chance he will return in May, but even if he does, it doesn't necessarily mean he will return to form right away or even ever.
15 weeks ago
Scott Oberg photo 417. Scott Oberg RP - COL
The Rockies may turn away from the struggling Wade Davis and turn to this season's version of Adam Ottavino, Oberg, who has been extraordinary. He carries a sub 2 ERA and sub 1 WHIP with 50 Ks at the break.
2 days ago
Alex Reyes photo 418. Alex Reyes SP - STL
Reyes suffered yet another injury in the minor leagues and was struggling with his command anyways. If he gets healthy and straightens out his stuff, he could be deadly by September in the bigs.
3 hours ago
Reyes Moronta photo 419. Reyes Moronta RP - SF
Moronta is likely the future of the Giants' pen, but that doesn't mean he will get saves if and when they deal Will Smith. Tony Watson, Sam Dyson and even Mark Melancon may be given the job instead, but Moranta is worth keeping an eye on.
2 days ago
Ryan Yarbrough photo 420. Ryan Yarbrough SP,RP - TB
Eric Lauer photo 421. Eric Lauer SP - SD
Lauer has had some dreadful outings in Coors this year, but other than that, he has consistently been producing strong performances. You can use him in the vast majority of his starts as a SP5.
2 hours ago
Francisco Mejia photo 422. Francisco Mejia C,DH - SD
Bryan Reynolds photo 423. Bryan Reynolds CF - PIT
Reynolds has been phenomenal from a batting average standpoint, batting .348 through the second half. Beyond that, however, he offers virtually nothing and we surely can't lean on him to maintain a batting average even north of .300 the rest of the way.
7 days ago
Todd Frazier photo 424. Todd Frazier 3B - NYM
Frazier has had a bit of a resurgence this season, and while it hasn't amounted to a ton, there is a place on a fantasy roster for a guy with 25 homer power and a mediocre batting average which is what he appears to offer again.
2 weeks ago
Matt Kemp photo 425. Matt Kemp LF,RF - NYM
Kemp is not playing nearly as often as those who drafted him had hoped. While there is a chance that changes, he can be safely released in standard-sized leagues until he begins getting regular at-bats.
15 weeks ago
Freddy Galvis photo 426. Freddy Galvis SS - TOR
Galis has performed admirably thus far with a 25 homer pace to go with a solid batting average and plenty of RBIs and runs. Even if he takes a sizeable step back, fantasy owners would still have someone they can rely on.
7 days ago
Francisco Cervelli photo 427. Francisco Cervelli C - PIT
Welington Castillo photo 428. Welington Castillo C - CWS
Castillo only saw 49 games worth of action last season, but his bat was still quality when he played. Over the last five years, he averages 26 homers with a .261 BA and 85 RBIs per 162 games, so now that he is starting, fantasy owners can expect useful production out of him.
17 weeks ago
Lou Trivino photo 429. Lou Trivino RP - OAK
Yan Gomes photo 430. Yan Gomes C - WSH
Josh James photo 431. Josh James SP - HOU
James missed out on the rotation thanks to a Spring Training injury then proceeded to struggle in the bullpen, but he has been electric of late and may end up in the rotation after all in the coming weeks so keep a close eye on him.
3 hours ago
Zach Eflin photo 432. Zach Eflin SP,RP - PHI
Jerad Eickhoff photo 433. Jerad Eickhoff SP - PHI
Yoshihisa Hirano photo 434. Yoshihisa Hirano RP - ARI
Dexter Fowler photo 435. Dexter Fowler RF - STL
Mitch Moreland photo 436. Mitch Moreland 1B - BOS
Joey Wendle photo 437. Joey Wendle 2B,LF - TB
Jalen Beeks photo 438. Jalen Beeks RP - TB
Beeks isn't technically a starting pitcher, but he is racking up the innings and has plenty of Ks to go along with it. More importantly, his ratios are stellar and he'll pick up some wins to go with it all.
2 days ago
Chase Anderson photo 439. Chase Anderson SP - MIL
Kendrys Morales photo 440. Kendrys Morales 1B,DH - FA
Delino DeShields photo 441. Delino DeShields CF - TEX
Leonys Martin photo 442. Leonys Martin OF - FA
Tyler Naquin photo 443. Tyler Naquin LF,CF,RF - CLE
Orlando Arcia photo 444. Orlando Arcia SS - MIL
There is no doubt that Arcia has potential for much more, but that doesn't mean fantasy owners should continue to run him out there while he bats .230 or worse. There is some power and will be a handful of steals but that isn't quite enough to justify using him quite yet.
7 days ago
Lewis Brinson photo 445. Lewis Brinson OF - MIA
Jed Lowrie photo 446. Jed Lowrie 2B,3B - NYM
Lowrie has been on the IL all season and just suffered another setback. Even if and when he returns to action, fantasy owners shouldn't pay any attention.
1 week ago
Anthony Swarzak photo 447. Anthony Swarzak RP - ATL
Mark Canha photo 448. Mark Canha 1B,LF,CF,RF - OAK
Chris Bassitt photo 449. Chris Bassitt SP - OAK
Carson Kelly photo 450. Carson Kelly C - ARI
Aaron Sanchez photo 451. Aaron Sanchez SP - TOR
Kelvin Herrera photo 452. Kelvin Herrera RP - CWS
Herrera was presumably signed to close for the White Sox, but they also added Alex Colome who has closing experience. This one is too close to call for now so you may want to add both in a late round just to make sure you get some saves.
17 weeks ago
Albert Almora Jr. photo 453. Albert Almora Jr. CF - CHC
Scott Schebler photo 454. Scott Schebler CF,RF - CIN
Chris Martin photo 455. Chris Martin RP - TEX
Matt Harvey photo 456. Matt Harvey SP - FA
Josh Harrison photo 457. Josh Harrison 2B - DET
Trevor Rosenthal photo 458. Trevor Rosenthal RP - DET
Felix Pena photo 459. Felix Pena SP - LAA
Dominic Smith photo 460. Dominic Smith 1B,LF - NYM
Dakota Hudson photo 461. Dakota Hudson RP - STL
Danny Duffy photo 462. Danny Duffy SP - KC
A.J. Ramos photo 463. A.J. Ramos RP - FA
Cole Tucker photo 464. Cole Tucker SS - PIT
Ben Zobrist photo 465. Ben Zobrist 2B,LF,RF - CHC
Brad Keller photo 466. Brad Keller SP,RP - KC
Mike Zunino photo 467. Mike Zunino C - TB
Mike Zunino has been a bust this season and can safely be dropped in all formats. Don't hesitate to scoop him up if he starts to catch fire in the second-half, however.
2 weeks ago
Adam Conley photo 468. Adam Conley RP - MIA
Brandon Crawford photo 469. Brandon Crawford SS - SF
Crawford is never going to steal bases or hit for a great average, but you can count on him to play 150 games which will add up in the RBIs and runs department, plus he is good for a dozen homers every year.
17 weeks ago
Framber Valdez photo 470. Framber Valdez SP - HOU
Dereck Rodriguez photo 471. Dereck Rodriguez SP - SF
Kyle Wright photo 472. Kyle Wright SP - ATL
Wright was dreadful in his debut earlier in the season then was beat up again in his return. He may not get another chance, but if he does, don't give up on him as there is still plenty of upside.
3 hours ago
Dylan Cease photo 473. Dylan Cease SP - CWS
Cease has struggled in his first few starts since being promoted but he definitely has fantasy-relevant stuff and even if you don't want to own him now, keep him on waiver wire speed-dial.
2 hours ago
JaCoby Jones photo 474. JaCoby Jones LF,CF - DET
Nick Anderson photo 475. Nick Anderson P - MIA
Brian Goodwin photo 476. Brian Goodwin LF,CF,RF - LAA
Goodwin flashed some fantasy appeal earlier on in the season but now that he is on the IL, he can safely be ignored in fantasy leagues.
7 days ago
David Bote photo 477. David Bote 2B,3B - CHC
Bryse Wilson photo 478. Bryse Wilson SP - ATL
Jonathan Loaisiga photo 479. Jonathan Loaisiga SP - NYY
Jose Urena photo 480. Jose Urena SP - MIA
Carl Edwards Jr. photo 481. Carl Edwards Jr. RP - CHC
It seems as though Pedro Strop will be the closer to open the season and eventually Brandon Morrow will get the job back. There is a chance Edwards slips in as the closer, however, but he has plenty of upside regardless of saves.
17 weeks ago
Trevor Cahill photo 482. Trevor Cahill SP - LAA
Chad Pinder photo 483. Chad Pinder 2B,3B,LF,RF - OAK
Johan Camargo photo 484. Johan Camargo 3B,SS - ATL
Jordan Lyles photo 485. Jordan Lyles SP,RP - PIT
Ivan Nova photo 486. Ivan Nova SP - CWS
John Means photo 487. John Means P - BAL
Austin Barnes photo 488. Austin Barnes C,2B - LAD
Jeremy Hellickson photo 489. Jeremy Hellickson SP - WSH
Tommy Edman photo 490. Tommy Edman IF - STL
Nicky Lopez photo 491. Nicky Lopez SS - KC
Gio Urshela photo 492. Gio Urshela 3B,SS - NYY
The Yankees have been surprised with this kid as he hit .305 in the first half. The batting average will drop a bit and there won't be much power, but if he keeps playing every day in this lineup, he'll be worth owning and using every week.
2 weeks ago
Greg Bird photo 493. Greg Bird 1B - NYY
Nick Margevicius photo 494. Nick Margevicius P - SD
Chris Davis photo 495. Chris Davis 1B - BAL
Tyler Flowers photo 496. Tyler Flowers C - ATL
Wilmer Flores photo 497. Wilmer Flores 1B,2B,3B - ARI
Josh Naylor photo 498. Josh Naylor 1B - SD
Franklin Barreto photo 499. Franklin Barreto 2B - OAK
Joakim Soria photo 500. Joakim Soria RP - OAK
DJ Stewart photo 501. DJ Stewart LF - BAL
Lewin Diaz photo 502. Lewin Diaz 1B - MIN
Gio Gonzalez photo 503. Gio Gonzalez SP - MIL
Andrew Cashner photo 504. Andrew Cashner SP - BOS
Cashner was impressive enough in Baltimore that the Red Sox went out and acquired him, and while he hasn't been useful for them yet, he is good enough that you can consider him as a streamer here and there.
3 hours ago
Addison Russell photo 505. Addison Russell SS - CHC
Clay Buchholz photo 506. Clay Buchholz SP - TOR
Edinson Volquez photo 507. Edinson Volquez SP - TEX
Willians Astudillo photo 508. Willians Astudillo C,3B - MIN
Touki Toussaint photo 509. Touki Toussaint SP - ATL
Giovanny Gallegos photo 510. Giovanny Gallegos RP - STL
Nick Kingham photo 511. Nick Kingham SP - TOR
Jason Vargas photo 512. Jason Vargas SP - NYM
Sam Dyson photo 513. Sam Dyson RP - SF
It seemed inevitable that the Giants would ship off Will Smith, but they are just a few games out of the hunt so they'll have to fall apart the next few days in order for Dyson to have his shot as closing. If he does, he'll be worth a pick up.
2 days ago
Tucker Barnhart photo 514. Tucker Barnhart C - CIN
Barnhart doesn't have the best bat, but his elite defense will keep him on the field for nearly 500 at-bats again. In a killer Red's lineup, that should be plenty to get him the counting stats he needs to be draftable.
17 weeks ago
Joe Biagini photo 515. Joe Biagini SP,RP - TOR
Taijuan Walker photo 516. Taijuan Walker SP - ARI
Alex Dickerson photo 517. Alex Dickerson LF,RF - SF
Logan Forsythe photo 518. Logan Forsythe 2B,3B - TEX
J.P. Crawford photo 519. J.P. Crawford 3B,SS - SEA
Crawford's bat hasn't quite developed as fast as many expected, but he is a source of both speed and power but with upside for more. Keep an eye on him as a potential waiver wire pickup in the second half.
2 weeks ago
Jaime Barria photo 520. Jaime Barria SP - LAA
Bobby Bradley photo 521. Bobby Bradley 1B - CLE
Just because Bradley hasn't started out all that hot for Cleveland doesn't mean you should give up on him. Rather, keep a close eye on this potential 40-homer threat, as he could explode onto the fantasy scene any day now.
2 weeks ago
Ian Kinsler photo 522. Ian Kinsler 2B - SD
Corbin Burnes photo 523. Corbin Burnes RP - MIL
Luke Gregerson photo 524. Luke Gregerson RP - STL
Kurt Suzuki photo 525. Kurt Suzuki C - WSH
Suzuki isn't playing every day quite yet, but when he does play, he'll be helping your fantasy squad with both power (11 HR in 163 AB through the first half) and batting average which is sitting at .270. That is enough to warrant a starting catcher spot in 12-team leagues.
2 weeks ago
Ji-Man Choi photo 526. Ji-Man Choi DH - TB
Drew Smyly photo 527. Drew Smyly SP - PHI
Drew Pomeranz photo 528. Drew Pomeranz SP - SF
Anthony Alford photo 529. Anthony Alford LF - TOR
Eduardo Nunez photo 530. Eduardo Nunez 2B,3B - BOS
Cam Bedrosian photo 531. Cam Bedrosian RP - LAA
Ian Happ photo 532. Ian Happ 3B,LF,CF,RF - CHC
Shawn Armstrong photo 533. Shawn Armstrong RP - BAL
Keone Kela photo 534. Keone Kela RP - PIT
Vasquez is the closer in Pittsburgh for now, but Kela has immense upside if he slips up or is injured so be sure to keep him on waiver wire speed dial.
17 weeks ago
Keon Broxton photo 535. Keon Broxton CF - BAL
Brad Brach photo 536. Brad Brach RP - CHC
Luis Arraez photo 537. Luis Arraez IF - MIN
Justus Sheffield photo 538. Justus Sheffield SP,RP - SEA
Jon Duplantier photo 539. Jon Duplantier SP - ARI
Tyler Beede photo 540. Tyler Beede SP - SF
Chad Green photo 541. Chad Green RP - NYY
Green wasn't as electric in 2018 as the year before, but he still registered 94 strikeouts with excellent ratios and 8 wins. He isn't the closer, nor does he have a path to saves, but you can certainly make a case for drafting him even in standard sized leagues.
17 weeks ago
Fernando Rodney photo 542. Fernando Rodney RP - WSH
Alex Claudio photo 543. Alex Claudio RP - MIL
Daniel Mengden photo 544. Daniel Mengden SP - OAK
Neil Walker photo 545. Neil Walker 1B,2B,3B - MIA
Matt Davidson photo 546. Matt Davidson 1B,3B,DH - TEX
Matt Adams photo 547. Matt Adams 1B,LF - WSH
Yolmer Sanchez photo 548. Yolmer Sanchez 2B,3B - CWS
Jeurys Familia photo 549. Jeurys Familia RP - NYM
The Mets added the best closer in baseball this off-season so Familia takes a step back, but if anything happens to Diaz, Familia is the clear closer-in-waiting and would be top 20 at the position right away.
17 weeks ago
Austin Hedges photo 550. Austin Hedges C - SD
Brandon Dixon photo 551. Brandon Dixon 1B,RF - DET
Tommy La Stella photo 552. Tommy La Stella 2B,3B - LAA
La Stella was among the top breakout infielders this year before going on the IL for 2 to 3 months. If you have enough room on your IL or even bench, he may be worth holding onto for the head to head playoff stretch.
2 weeks ago
John Hicks photo 553. John Hicks C,1B - DET
Daniel Ponce de Leon photo 554. Daniel Ponce de Leon SP,RP - STL
It seems as though the Cardinals have made up their mind about keeping Ponce de Leon in the rotation. He won't strike out many hitters, but perhaps he can win a few games while not hurting your ratios. Don't sleep on him being dealt for a pitcher like Stroman, however.
2 days ago
Steve Pearce photo 555. Steve Pearce 1B,LF,DH - BOS
Harold Ramirez photo 556. Harold Ramirez OF - MIA
Daniel Descalso photo 557. Daniel Descalso 1B,2B,3B - CHC
Steven Duggar photo 558. Steven Duggar CF,RF,DH - SF
Jonathan Lucroy photo 559. Jonathan Lucroy C - LAA
Ronny Rodriguez photo 560. Ronny Rodriguez 2B,3B,SS - DET
Tyson Ross photo 561. Tyson Ross SP - DET
Jason Kipnis photo 562. Jason Kipnis 2B,CF,DH - CLE
At this point in his career, Kipnis is only a worthwhile fantasy asset in deeper leagues. He should end up with double-digit homers and steals, but not by much, and drug down by a rough batting average.
1 week ago
Chris Owings photo 563. Chris Owings 2B,3B,CF,RF - BOS
Wade LeBlanc photo 564. Wade LeBlanc SP,RP - SEA
Isiah Kiner-Falefa photo 565. Isiah Kiner-Falefa C,2B,3B - TEX
Luis Cessa photo 566. Luis Cessa SP,RP - NYY
Brent Honeywell Jr. photo 567. Brent Honeywell Jr. SP - TB
Marcus Walden photo 568. Marcus Walden SP,RP - BOS