2018 Fantasy Baseball ROS Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (15 of 15 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Mike Trout (LAA - CF,DH) 1 1 4 1.1 0.3 1.0
Just when you thought Trout couldn't get any better, he takes his game to the next level. His current pace is a line of .336-138-57-114-29, which is, to put it mildly, absurd. He's hitting the ball harder than ever, he's maintained his drop in strikeout rate, and he's taking a free pass whenever it's offered. He's in a tier unto himself, and could be in line for an historic season.
2 Mookie Betts (BOS - CF,RF) 2 1 16 2.7 1.4 10.0 +8.0
Betts showed last year that even in a down season, he can still be a valuable contributor to a fantasy season. So it's not a surprise that when he puts together a strong season, he becomes one of, if not the single best player in fantasy. Betts' current pace is .355-172-62-124-14, and he's even missed a few games due to injury. As crazy as it might seem, he is putting up numbers that rival Mike Trout's ridiculous paces. Betts is likely to regress somewhat, but it's seems unlikely, absent a major injury, that he'll finish outside the top-5 by the end of the season.
3 Nolan Arenado (COL - 3B) 3 2 11 4.9 1.6 3.0
Arenado is about as consistent a player as there is in fantasy. Sure, he's both walking and striking out a bit more than he usually does, but the rest of his numbers are right in line with his past few seasons, all of which have been utterly elite. A lack of stolen bases is the only thing keeping Arenado from being in the discussion for the best player in all of fantasy.
4 J.D. Martinez (BOS - LF,RF,DH) 6 4 18 7.5 4.3 24.0 +18.0
It should be no surprise that Martinez is having such a tremendous season, he batted over .300 each of the past three seasons with more HR/PA than Giancarlo Stanton last year. As it stands now, he may be a top 5 fantasy baseball player overall.
5 Jose Altuve (HOU - 2B) 5 2 22 8.4 5.7 2.0 -3.0
Altuve is doing his typical solid work, hitting for an elite batting average while scoring and driving in runs at an excellent pace. But, through May 6, he has just two home runs and one steal on the season. There's no reason to expect Altuve to take a significant dip in power after hitting 24 home runs in each of the past two seasons, but the drop in steals is a bit worrisome. Like his teammate George Springer, Altuve may have recognized that with an incredibly strong offense behind him, he simply doesn't need to steal to generate runs. Altuve should be a top fantasy player once again, but his lack of stolen bases may be a sign of things to come.
6 Bryce Harper (CF,RF) FA 8 4 18 8.8 3.2 7.0 -1.0
Harper began the year on fire before a lack of lineup help led to him seeing fewer and fewer pitches to hit, and his numbers dropping significantly. A move to the leadoff spot toward the beginning of May seems to have rejuvenated Harper, and he should continue to produce elite numbers as the Nationals get healthier as the season progresses. He'll likely eventually be moved from the leadoff spot, but for now, enjoy the boost in runs scored. There's little to worry about with the slugger.
7 Jose Ramirez (CLE - 2B,3B) 11 2 33 9.0 6.2 21.0 +10.0
After a brief slow start, Ramirez came on with a vengeance, showing that not only was last year's improvement not a fluke, but he was only going to get better. In addition to maintaining (and actually improving) his power stroke, Ramirez has upped his walk rate to an impressive 12.1% and cut his strikeout rate. He has firmly established himself as an elite fantasy player, and any remote concerns about his seemingly out of nowhere surge last year should be put to rest.
8 Manny Machado (SD - 3B,SS) 7 4 20 9.1 2.3 16.0 +9.0
It isn't recommended that you sell Machado high at this point. He is in a contract year and realizing his potential so this is likely not a fluke. Ride the improvement the rest of the season.
9 Paul Goldschmidt (STL - 1B) 9 4 22 9.3 2.0 8.0 -1.0
Goldschmidt has quietly gotten off to an extraordinarily slow start this year, with just a .744 OPS through May 11. He's batting just .218 on the season and, most noticeably, has a 30.2% strikeout rate, significantly up from his 22.4% career mark. The humidor is certainly having an effect, but four home runs and 12 RBI as we approach the quarter-pole of the season is a little ridiculous. There's no reason to think that Goldschmidt has suddenly lost it as an elite hitter, and chances are there is an enormous hot streak coming. There's little reason to be concerned.
10 Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B) 10 3 20 10.2 2.8 19.0 +9.0
So long as Freeman doesn't end up with a flukey injury again this season, he should now be regarded as the top fantasy first basemen ahead of Rizzo, Votto and even Goldschmidt. Freeman should end with near 35 homers, 10 steals and a batting average well over .300.
11 Francisco Lindor (CLE - SS) 13 3 24 10.4 4.9 22.0 +9.0
Despite not hitting for much power in the minors, Lindor has changed his game in the majors. After hitting 33 home runs in 2017, he's on pace to easily surpass that number though almost a third of the season. His drastic jump in strikeout rate (18.5% through Memorial Day weekend) suggests that his .290 batting average may be due for some regression, but make no mistake - he's a legitimate power-hitting shortstop and perhaps the best option at the position.
12 Charlie Blackmon (COL - CF) 12 7 22 11.0 3.7 9.0 -3.0
Blackmon has been nowhere near as useful this season as last year, but that doesn't mean his career is on the downward. There is still a chance he performs as the top overall fantasy baseball player over the second half just like he did for all of 2017.
13 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 16 3 21 11.5 4.0 4.0 -12.0
Turner hasn't been the top five fantasy player many expected, but he may still finish with 20 homers and 40 steals, which clearly makes him no slouch. If he wants to return top 20 value, however, we will need to see the batting average soar over the second-half.
14 Giancarlo Stanton (NYY - LF,RF,DH) 17 3 21 11.8 4.2 6.0 -11.0
Stanton has been a disappointment, but don't forget that Manny Machado and Anthony Rizzo had terrible starts to their 2017 seasons before bouncing back in a major way. Stanton will too so do not sell him low.
15 Carlos Correa (HOU - SS) 18 6 68 19.0 10.6 15.0 -3.0
Correa wasn't doing a ton before he went on the DL, but keep in mind that he has MVP type upside at the plate. He should not be sold low and if you do not own him, don't hesitate to feel out the other owner to see if you can land him at a discount.
16 Joey Votto (CIN - 1B) 19 6 57 20.2 9.0 17.0 -2.0
Votto's power hasn't quite picked up this season, as he is on pace for fewer than 20 homers. keep in mind, however, that he is notoriously a tremendous second-half player. You may be able to get him at a discount on the trade market.
17 Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B) 22 13 31 20.7 4.9 20.0 -2.0
Don't panic and sell Rizzo for half of what he is worth. Just take a look at how his season started last year and where his final numbers ended up and you'll feel significantly better about his slow start in 2018.
18 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,RF) 25 10 57 22.6 10.9 13.0 -12.0
Bryant has not exactley been bad, but based on where fantasy owners selected him, they have to be kicking themselves. You'd have to think he will pick up some more homers in the second half, but even then he would still finish below 25.
19 Andrew Benintendi (BOS - LF,CF) 27 9 60 23.5 8.7 40.0 +13.0
Benintendi seems to be the only Boston hitter who isn't off to a great start. He will eventually get his numbers back on track, however, so don't start getting the idea to sell him.
20 George Springer (HOU - CF,RF,DH) 26 17 41 23.8 6.3 28.0 +2.0
Springer has been a disappointment to fantasy owners so you may be able to pick him up via trade before your league's deadline. While he might not hit 35 homers or bat .270, his second half expectactions are still that of a top 12 fantasy outfielder.
21 Aaron Judge (NYY - RF,DH) 20 7 108 24.2 21.8 18.0 -2.0
Those worried that Judge's 2017 season was a mirage should be relaxed by this point. Everything he did last year, he's repeating this year, and if anything, he's only getting better, cutting his strikeout rate by a few percentage points. Absent an injury, Judge should be a lock for a 120-40-120 season, and will likely be considered an elite fantasy talent for the rest of his career.
22 Starling Marte (PIT - CF) 29 13 49 25.6 5.3 52.0 +23.0
Marte has hit the DL with an oblique strain and will likely miss a few weeks as a result. He has been phenomenal this season as part of the surprisingly great Pirates' offense. Expect more of the same when he returns.
23 Christian Yelich (MIL - LF,CF,RF) 30 5 42 26.3 7.5 48.0 +18.0
Yelich may not be the greatest source of power, but he will finish the season with both 20 homers and 20 steals while batting over .300 and scoring over 100 runs. That is a top 10 outfielder without question and there is no sign of regression coming.
24 Alex Bregman (HOU - 3B,SS) 33 9 58 27.9 12.1 39.0 +6.0
After starting incredibly slow for the second year in a row, Bregman has begun to turn his season around of late. He is among the best buy-low candidates in fantasy baseball right now and we can expect somewhere in the neighborhood of a 20/20 season with a useful batting average.
25 Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,CF) 32 19 54 29.6 6.8 26.0 -6.0
Bellinger has not had the most impressive start to the season, and while there is something to the sophomore slump theory, it is more likely that Bellinger will just heat up as the weather does. As of Mid-May, he is among the best buy-low candidates in all of fantasy baseball.
26 Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B,LF) 34 20 50 30.5 6.4 42.0 +8.0
Hoskins has been nowhere close to the same player we saw at stretches in the second half last season. Rather, the batting average is lackluster and the power is merely mediocre. This is more in line with what you ought to expect the remainder of the season.
27 Nelson Cruz (MIN - DH) 36 11 51 32.9 7.4 54.0 +18.0
Cruz is no longer at the top of his game, but that doesn't mean he has fallen off the table like Jose Bautista and others did. Rather, Cruz should still hit 35 homers with near 100 RBIs and a decent bating average.
28 Anthony Rendon (WSH - 3B) 38 19 48 33.0 5.8 44.0 +6.0
Rendon has been missing time with a toe injury, but with the Nationals placing him on the DL, it seems as though they will not allow the issue to linger. Perhaps you can buy him low with his owner probably panicked.
29 Khris Davis (OAK - LF,DH) 40 15 50 33.5 6.7 63.0 +23.0
Davis has the low batting average, like always, but is somehow on pace for 50 homers and 140 RBIs. Neither of those numbers will likely hold, but it goes without saying that he has been an incredibly useful fantasy asset thus far.
30 Brian Dozier (WSH - 2B) 35 21 140 33.5 15.3 31.0 -4.0
Dozier is off to a rough start in 2018, with just a .698 OPS through late May. There are certainly some disconcerting signs, such as a drop in his hard contact rate and a spike in his soft contact rate. But really, this is nothing new for Dozier, who has a career .748 OPS in the first half and an .813 OPS in the second half. His strikeout rate is actually down and his walk rate remains right in line with his career norms. In other words, despite the slow start, it's a good bet that Dozier will once again have a big second half and finish with his typical numbers.
31 Justin Upton (LAA - LF,DH) 37 28 55 34.7 6.1 47.0 +10.0
Upton doesn't have much help in the Angels lineup outside of Trout and he won't help you in batting average at all, but chances are, you will gladly take 35 homers and 90 RBIs. That is what Upton should give you for this final stat-line this year.
32 Dee Gordon (SEA - 2B,CF) 39 25 112 35.9 11.6 30.0 -9.0
Gordon is finally starting to bounce back, now bringing the average up to .280. By the end of the year, it may approach .300, which with 40+ steals would make him an excellent fantasy middle infielder, just not quite as much as we were all expecting.
33 Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) 45 19 88 38.1 13.6 118.0 +73.0
Albies was a favorite breakout candidate by many in the fantasy, and while it looks great so far, he is almost certainly not going to keep up Carlos Correa type numbers for the full season. Expect him to fall back quite a bit, and maximize on his trade value if you are able.
34 Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) 49 26 57 39.5 8.8 81.0 +32.0
Cain may remarkably finish the season with fewer than 50 RBIs and his 15 homer pace isn't anything to write home about, but he has been tremendous in the other three primary categories and for that, he should be regarded as a top 20 fantasy outfielder for now.
35 Edwin Encarnacion (SEA - 1B,DH) 47 19 59 39.5 8.6 46.0 -1.0
Typically, it makes no sense to sell a star who started their season slowly, but in this particular case it may actually be reasonable. At his old age, there is no guarantee he will bounceback so don't hesitate to feel out the trade market to see what you might be able to get.
36 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C,DH) 48 17 101 41.1 20.0 23.0 -25.0
Although Sanchez is on the DL and hitting like garbage so far this season, the catcher position is such a wasteland in fantasy that he may still be the top catcher for the remainder of the season. Continue to start him regardless of your league settings when he returns.
37 Marcell Ozuna (STL - LF) 52 25 68 41.5 12.0 45.0 -7.0
As the weather heats up, so too will Ozuna's bat. Don't be quick to try getting rid of him via trade. However, if you don't own him, now is the time to try to pounce on a disappointed owners misfortune.
38 Jean Segura (PHI - SS) 51 27 88 42.4 10.5 74.0 +23.0
The batting average has been exceptional from Segura and he may challenge for the league lead by the end of the season if he keeps it up. A 25 stolen base pace doesn't hurt either. At this rate, he looks to be a top 50 fantasy pick in next season's drafts.
39 A.J. Pollock (LAD - CF) 50 19 89 44.8 16.1 66.0 +16.0
Pollock will miss around six weeks thanks to a thumb injury sustained from diving. This might be your opportunity to acquire a player who was on pace for a 40/35 season before the injury. He is among the top 15 fantasy players when he is healthy.
40 Ronald Acuna (ATL - LF,CF) 56 10 107 46.6 19.3 108.0 +52.0
Acuna has not been the world beater since his call up that everyone expected. He certainly hasn't been terrible, but if he continues to slide backward, be ready to make a trade offer to a disappointed owner. He's got loads of value the remainder of the season.
41 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) 58 10 123 47.3 25.8 126.0 +68.0
We've been waiting for the breakout for a few seasons and when it finally seemed like it might never come, Baez decided to break out. What he has been doing so far appears to be legitimate so don't attempt to sell him high.
42 Xander Bogaerts (BOS - SS) 57 33 71 48.8 9.2 71.0 +14.0
Many expected Bogaerts to be among the top players at the position this season, and while he hasn't been bad, there is no question that several have passed him up. If 2018 drafts were today, he'd merely be a fringe top 100 pick.
43 Tommy Pham (TB - LF,CF) 60 27 118 50.9 23.8 62.0 +2.0
Just because Pham is off to a killer start doesn't mean it is wise to sell him. This is what he did last year as well and he received MVP votes as a result. Get used to seeing Pham as one of the best fantasy outfielders in baseball.
44 Wil Myers (SD - 3B,LF,RF) 61 33 104 54.7 15.3 64.0 +3.0
It's been a lost year so far for Myers, who has already been on the disabled list twice, and remains there with an oblique injury. The Padres have had a rough season but they've discovered a few bats that could make the offense passable once Myers returns, and could provide him with more runs and RBI opportunities. If he gets healthy soon, expect him to produce solid numbers the rest of the season, as was initially expected.
45 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 68 23 112 55.2 21.7 110.0 +42.0
Story is not hitting for much in the way of batting average, but he is on pace for a 30/30 season which would be tremendous for a shortstop. Fantasy owners can deal with a batting average in the 240s with that kind of power/speed combo.
46 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 71 18 122 56.7 26.7 191.0 +120.0
Suarez has been one of the biggest breakout players over the last calendar year. This season, he is on pace for well over 100 RBIs, 30 homers and is batting .312. Whatever you do, don't even consider selling him high, since this is where his value will likely stay.
47 Whit Merrifield (KC - 1B,2B,CF,RF,DH) 70 16 102 57.5 11.5 73.0 +3.0
It doesn't seem as though Merrifield will lead the league in stealing again this year, but 30 is a possibility, which paired with a .300 average and plenty of runs makes him a top 100 fantasy asset, just as he was expected to be heading into drafts.
48 Travis Shaw (MIL - 1B,3B,2B) 62 43 90 57.7 8.4 84.0 +22.0
The batting average is merely mediocre for Shaw this season, but when he is on pace for 90 RBIs, 80 runs and 30 homers, you can forgive him for a minor annoyance in one category. His second half is likely to look similar to what we've seen so far.
49 Nicholas Castellanos (DET - RF) 64 46 70 57.7 7.6 115.0 +51.0
Castellanos may not be in a good lineup, but his batted ball rates have been incredible. He may be worth acquiring via trade before the weather heats up and all these balls fly out of the yard.
50 Daniel Murphy (COL - 1B,2B) 66 31 95 59.0 15.3 79.0 +13.0
Daniel Murphy is back in the bigs now and is struggling but it shouldn't last too long. If you are in need of a middle infielder, put a feeler out there for Murphy, who his owner might not remember is Jose Altuve minus the steals in fantasy baseball.
51 Andrew McCutchen (PHI - LF,RF) 69 41 94 60.6 14.3 78.0 +9.0
McCutchen has been a tremendous disappointment this season with a sub-standard batting average and lack of both steals and power. He may kick it into gear to close to season like we saw last year but he may not be a top 100 fantasy player any more.
52 Josh Donaldson (ATL - 3B,DH) 67 22 124 60.8 27.4 29.0 -38.0
Eventually Donaldson will be back on the field, likely by early August, and when he does return, don't expect the .230 batting average to continue. More likely, he will return to being a tremendous offensive asset, but maybe a step below what we've been used to seeing.
53 Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B) 72 30 138 64.6 22.5 83.0 +11.0
Hosmer has been quite literally the worst offensive player in baseball for an extended period. He will surely turn it around, but is nowhere close to where he once was. He is on the fringe of being drop-worthy at this point.
54 Jonathan Schoop (MIN - 2B) 85 25 181 64.7 28.9 59.0 -26.0
Now that Schoop is back from injury, he should yet again be regarded as a top 100 overall player for the rest of the season. Sure, he has struggled in every part of the game, but that 13 homer pace is likely to end up around 25 with a respectable batting average.
55 Didi Gregorius (NYY - SS) 75 38 102 65.0 12.6 112.0 +37.0
Gregorius has taken significant steps forward over his last 50 games, and the power seems legitimately here to stay. With that said, he still has some work to do before he catches the Seagers and Lindors of the first tier.
56 Mike Moustakas (MIL - 3B,DH) 76 35 95 66.6 13.8 130.0 +54.0
While Moose isn't hitting for average, the power has shown up once again and he should end north of 30 homers. There is a chance for quite a bit more, however, if he were to be dealt at the deadline to a team with a ballpark more conducive to homers than Kansas City.
57 Michael Brantley (HOU - LF,DH) 84 35 154 70.1 26.9 235.0 +151.0
While it never seems to last long, Brantley is healthy and when he is healthy, he should be owned in every league. He is a good bet to bat over .300 with both a hint of power and speed.
58 Mitch Haniger (SEA - CF,RF) 88 40 147 70.8 31.5 228.0 +140.0
Haniger is beginning to slow down, but still on pace to hit 40 homers and bat near .300. Both should continue to see some regression, but there is no denying the fact that he is among the most improved hitters in baseball this season.
59 Joey Gallo (TEX - 1B,LF,CF,RF) 87 53 105 71.8 12.6 98.0 +11.0
If you are disappointed in what Gallo has done so far (.213 BA and 7 HR) then you clearly didn't know who he was when you drafted him. This 50 home run pace might stick for the season and I'll be no one will complain about his crummy batting average when that comes to pass.
60 Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) 81 45 109 72.0 14.2 135.0 +54.0
Don't look now, but Ender is on pace for 15 homers and (jaw hits the floor) 70 stolen bases. All of this while batting a measly .264. That could very well improve to near .300 and when it does, Ender may just end up stealing near 80 bags.
61 DJ LeMahieu (NYY - 2B) 90 43 122 74.2 16.5 117.0 +27.0
LeMahieu was working on an outstanding season before a hamstring injury sidelined him and then a thumb injury knocked him out of action for the foreseeable future. The thumb sprain (with a small fracture) should likely keep LeMahieu out until about mid-June, but the second baseman has established himself as a must-start option upon his return. Chipping in with his usual solid batting average and runs scored production, an increased fly-ball percentage had helped LeMahieu hit five home runs in just 32 games. In other words, he was well on his way toward besting his career-best 11 long-balls, while also maintaining the rest of his numbers. Expect him to come back strong when the time comes.
62 Rafael Devers (BOS - 3B) 89 42 99 75.6 14.1 99.0 +10.0
Devers is on the DL for an unknown period of time, but based on how the Red Sox are playing and his tremendous upside, it seems likely they will give him plenty of time to get to 100% before returning. Don't be shocked if he misses most of August before getting back to Boston.
63 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 94 23 203 76.7 24.6 93.0 -1.0
Turner is back with the Dodgers and batting in the middle of the order. This is no longer a top-tier offense like we've grown used to seeing, but he can still produce plenty of runs to go along with what will likely be one of the best batting averages in baseball.
64 Scooter Gennett (CIN - 2B) 103 28 190 77.8 40.2 200.0 +97.0
Scooter is back to pummeling baseballs after a difficult start. He is now batting well over .300 and on pace for 30 homers on the season. At this point, he needs to be owned and started in every league.
65 Matt Carpenter (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 105 15 223 78.0 44.6 136.0 +31.0
Carpenter is hitting with a career-best hard hit rate, but that's about the only positive takeaway from his season. His 27.9% strikeout rate is easily a career high, and despite hitting the ball in the air more, he has just three home runs. That's resulted in a .145 batting average (based on a .183 BABIP) and Carpenter losing playing time. He's too talented a player to continue
66 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 92 48 114 79.2 14.5 58.0 -34.0
Contreras, like most of the Cubs hitters, has started off the season slowly, batting just .230 with one home run through May 7. But, also as with most Cubs hitters, there's little to worry about. Contreras's hard-contact rate is down, but that's likely just the result of a small sample size. He's lowered his strikeout rate to 18.1% and significantly decreased his ground ball rate. That should mean that better things are ahead for Contreras as the weather warms up, with more power and home runs specifically to come.
67 Odubel Herrera (PHI - CF) 91 38 145 81.7 22.6 211.0 +120.0
Herrera has been unbelievable this season with a .361 batting average. That is almost certainly going to come down, but the power and speed may both improve too, leaving Herrera as a sure-fire top 80 fantasy player at this point.
68 J.T. Realmuto (PHI - C,1B) 108 33 150 82.6 27.5 122.0 +14.0
Realmuto missed the first two weeks or so with an injury, but he's been better than he's ever been since his return. As of May 7, he is significantly outperforming his career-best marks in batting average (.328), OBP (.403), slugging percentage (.547), walk rate (8.2%), and strikeout rate (11%). The fact that he's doing all this with essentially zero protection in the lineup only makes it all that more impressive. Realmuto is a prime candidate to be dealt at the trade deadline, and if he goes to a more hitter-friendly venue, he should perhaps overtake Buster Posey as the No. 2 catcher in fantasy.
69 Matt Olson (OAK - 1B) 100 40 104 82.9 12.3 127.0 +27.0
Olson started heating up a few weeks ago and is now entirely on fire. He leads all of baseball in hard-hit percentage and could very well end the season with 40+ homers. Granted, the batting average won't be useful, but it should end up north of .230.
70 Rougned Odor (TEX - 2B,DH) 110 50 137 83.2 25.9 100.0 -10.0
Odor may be continuing his struggles from last season, but he is nowhere close to being worthy of a drop. Last season his batting average was terrible, but middle infielders who hit 30 homers and steal 15 bases don't grow on trees.
71 Nomar Mazara (TEX - RF) 96 58 123 83.4 18.7 159.0 +63.0
Mazara is gearing up for a comeback in a few weeks and when he returns, fantasy owners will get a four category contributor that can be played as a fourth outfielder every time he faces a right-handed pitcher.
72 Elvis Andrus (TEX - SS) 98 39 121 84.1 18.8 67.0 -31.0
Andrus is among the top buy low candidates. Granted, he is on the disabled list for another month or two, but based on how he began his season, you may find his owner to be impatient and far underestimate what he should do the remainder of the season.
73 Ryan Braun (MIL - 1B,LF) 107 42 175 84.8 27.9 113.0 +6.0
Braun has not contributed this season as much as he has in past seasons, but he still provides enough power and speed to warrant owning in an injury-riddled league.
74 Carlos Santana (CLE - 1B,3B) 112 42 109 84.8 13.0 153.0 +41.0
You may not be impressed by Santa's lackluster batting average, but he is on pace for 25+ homers and nearly 100 RBIs and runs, so don't think for one second about moving him to your bench or even dropping him.
75 Ian Desmond (COL - 1B,LF) 119 28 174 87.3 32.9 123.0 +4.0
Desmond may only be batting .175, but we have seen enough of him throughout his career to know that won't stick. The average will jump and 25 to 30 HR with about a dozen steals is a solid bet for his final line.
76 Adrian Beltre (3B,DH) FA 115 52 127 87.5 21.4 142.0 +27.0
Beltre is out again with another injury, and while he will return eventually, we ought to expect another soft-tissue DL stint at some point. His power seems to have disappeared, and while he will still be a source of batting average, we can't rely on him as a top 100 fantasy player any more.
77 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX - LF,RF,DH) 120 49 133 88.8 18.5 253.0 +133.0
Choo has been exceptional this season as we have seen for months at a time during his career. He will almost certainly not continue his current pace, however, so don't buy him as a top 20 outfielder, but if you own him, perhaps you can find a buyer who believes in him.
78 Justin Smoak (TOR - 1B,DH) 114 47 163 89.8 18.1 143.0 +29.0
Clearly what happened last season with Smoak's stats was a fluke, as he has proven substantial regression. He isn't the worst depth bat, but could certainly be unowned in standard sized leagues without regret.
79 Yasiel Puig (CIN - RF) 122 54 124 91.3 18.9 101.0 -21.0
Puig is back on the DL, but should return shortly. When he does, expect much of the same, where he contributes in all five categories, but is merely mediocre in each one.
80 Kyle Schwarber (CHC - LF) 113 59 139 91.3 19.9 152.0 +39.0
Schwarber is back to a crummy batting average after showing some life earlier in the year. He is still hitting dingers, however, and could end the season with around 35 plus 80/80 RBIs and runs. That is a combo any owner would be glad to have in their lineup every day.
81 Kyle Seager (SEA - 3B) 123 53 153 91.7 26.1 116.0 -7.0
Seager was so reliable and consistent for years, but at this point, it seems as though he won't return to that type of production. He is still worthy of a start every week, but it is time we admit that he is no longer a top 100 fantasy baseball player.
82 Jose Martinez (STL - 1B,RF) 134 41 201 92.4 38.4 289.0 +155.0
If you were wondering if Martinez is the real deal, look no further than his batted ball data, which is among the elite hitters in baseball since he joined the Cardinals last season. You may actually still be able to trade for him at a discount compared to what he is worth.
83 Adam Jones (CF,DH) FA 129 55 142 92.5 15.7 124.0 -5.0
If Jones gets traded, we would likely see a big boost in runs and RBIs, as Baltimore's offense is just too lousy to support him in those categories. Otherwise, he remains a mediocre fourth outfielder in fantasy leagues.
84 David Peralta (ARI - LF) 128 42 150 94.7 23.1 261.0 +133.0
Peralta has bounced back well this year, batting .288 and on pace for 30 homers. He doesn't offer much else and shouldn't be played versus lefties, but is a reliable fifth outfielder for now.
85 Tim Anderson (CWS - SS) 130 55 170 94.7 22.0 222.0 +92.0
Tim Anderson is not only stealing bases at an elite clip, but he has had a bit of a power surge this season. It has come at the expensive of his batting average, but with his 20 HR, 50 SB rate, Anderson has become a top 10 fantasy shortstop.
86 Gleyber Torres (NYY - 2B,SS) 133 47 254 97.2 41.9 281.0 +148.0
Now that Torres is called up, he should be owned in every single league. He's got a Michael Brantley type of offensive game to him, but will qualify at 2B, 3B and SS before long unlike Brantley. Torres may be a top 100 pick next season.
87 Michael Conforto (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 132 57 141 99.7 12.1 192.0 +60.0
Conforto is nowhere near who he once was. Perhaps the shoulder is still an issue, but whatever it is, he can't be rostered until he starts batting .250 or hitting homers.
88 Cesar Hernandez (PHI - 2B) 135 61 179 100.8 24.7 271.0 +136.0
Year in and year out, Hernandez goes overlooked in fantasy baseball and this season is no different. He is on pace for 15 homers and 25 steals with a quality batting average and well over 100 runs. Don't hesitate to start him, and if you are able, put in a trade offer in case his owner is sleeping.
89 Brett Gardner (NYY - LF,CF) 137 81 147 105.0 13.1 173.0 +36.0
Gardner isn't much help in any one category, but if you need a warm body while one of your fantasy starters is on the bench, he is useful enough in all five categories to warrant a roster spot.
90 Yoan Moncada (CWS - 2B) 140 75 156 106.3 18.2 151.0 +11.0
Moncada's surface level statistics are not where fantasy owners would want them to be, but he has the highest average exit velocity in all of baseball. Hang onto him and if you can, buy him low before the numbers begin to catch up to the batted ball data.
91 Adam Eaton (WSH - LF,RF) 142 62 162 106.8 23.8 144.0 +2.0
It is now to the point where Eaton has been back long enough that we should have seen power or speed if it was going to come. Granted, he will still be a significant help in terms of batting average while scoring some runs, but is no longer a top 100 overall player.
92 Justin Bour (LAA - 1B) 139 62 167 108.8 28.3 184.0 +45.0
While you might not want to play Bour every day, he is an excellent streamer against almost any righty pitcher, or if you have deeper benches, you can use him in those situations so no one else can beat you to the punch.
93 Juan Soto (WSH - LF) 153 24 127 63.7 34.0    
After a scorching start, Soto has slowed down a bit. Still, he is batting over .300 as a teenager with a pro-rated 25 homer, 85/85 RBI/run pace. He should still fade a little more, but is no doubt a top 30 fantasy outfielder already and destined to be one of the best in baseball someday soon.
94 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B) 147 66 141 98.1 21.3 150.0 +3.0
Zimmerman has started the season with lousy statistics, but his batted ball rates are through the roof. This tells us that his numbers will emerge sooner or later. Don't give up on him yet. As long as he stays hea;thy, he should be owned and started everywhere.
95 Andrelton Simmons (LAA - SS) 151 40 146 111.5 17.6 223.0 +72.0
Not only is Simmons the best defender in all of baseball, but his offense has developed into a strong second-tier type of player. He is on pace for 15 homers and 20 steals to go with a tremendous batting average. That .342 line won't keep up all year, but .300 is a legitimate possibility.
96 Aaron Hicks (NYY - CF) 152 40 172 112.2 33.9 237.0 +85.0
 
97 Matt Chapman (OAK - 3B) 154 45 176 113.5 37.0 312.0 +158.0
Many expected Chapman to hit north of 30 homers, but at this rate, he would be lucky to surpass 20. That won't cut it, nor will his 55 RBI pace and .250 average. If you are desperate, he isn't a bad option, but chances are, your waiver wire has stronger choices at the hot corner.
98 Billy Hamilton (KC - CF) 145 49 163 114.8 36.0 69.0 -76.0
Hamilton has been so bad that even the lowly Reds have him batting 9th. If he continues at this rate, which is in the realm of possibilities, Hamilton may finally lose his starting job. You can't drop him yet, but try to sell him if you are still able.
99 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 148 58 201 115.8 25.0 104.0 -44.0
Taylor has not been as solid fantasy wise as last year, but the Dodgers still have him batting lead-off and are clearly expecting the numbers to bounceback toward where they were last season.
100 Paul DeJong (STL - SS) 175 82 186 116.0 29.3 155.0 -20.0
DeJong was hitting for a ton of power (roughly a 40-homer pace), but will be sidelined indefinitely with a fractured hand. His long-term value was a little questionable anyway given his strikeout rate, though there was little reason to question his power. DeJong is worthy stash in rotisserie leagues with multiple DL spots, but he's likely going to miss at least a month or more with his hand injury, making him droppable if you need the room.
101 Matt Kemp (CIN - LF,RF) 158 63 243 120.3 32.2 297.0 +139.0
Kemp won't hit 30 homers anymore and the speed is completely gone, but batting .280+ is definitely in the cards. With that said, if you own him, don't hesitate to see what you can get for him on the trade market.
102 Ian Happ (CHC - 3B,LF,CF,RF) 165 69 174 120.8 27.1 134.0 -31.0
Many are likely wondering if Happ should be dropped, but the answer is a definite no. He has been losing some playing time to Albert Almora, but that shouldn't last long. He has tremendous power and should contribute across the board.
103 Ian Kinsler (SD - 2B) 180 64 166 120.9 21.9 167.0 -13.0
The batting average is dreadful, but Kinsler is offering both power and speed to offset the difficulties getting on base. He is by no means an ideal starting second basemen in fantasy, but you could certainly do worse.
104 Wilson Ramos (NYM - C,DH) 177 69 207 121.2 25.0 178.0 +1.0
Ramos got off to a terrible start in 2018, but a hot stretch in late-April turned his season around. As of May 7, he's sitting with a .964 OPS and an increased walk rate of 7.1%. In a year where there is a true dearth of reliable options at catcher, Ramos has firmly established himself as a solid starter in all leagues, who should provide plus value so long as he remains healthy.
105 Yonder Alonso (CWS - 1B) 178 58 153 123.8 18.7 248.0 +70.0
Alonso has slowed down from what we saw last season, but has enough power and a decent enough batting average to justify owning if you are in a tough spot from injuries.
106 Salvador Perez (KC - C,DH) 174 79 213 124.2 22.2 114.0 -60.0
Salvador Perez is a top five fantasy hitter now that he has returned from his trip to the disabled list. You can expect him to continue contributing in the power department this season.
107 Corey Dickerson (PIT - LF,DH) 161 73 165 124.4 24.9 218.0 +57.0
Dickerson has been an easy player to overlook since he left Colorado for some reason, but the matter of the fact is that he has continued to produce. He may not swat 30 homers, but the batting average will be around .300 and he has sufficient power and speed.
108 Josh Bell (PIT - 1B) 163 69 163 113.2 28.5 185.0 +22.0
Although Bell has shown enough flashes for fantasy owners to keep an eye on him, the production has been downright awful with a subpar batting average and virtually no power. For now, he ought to remain a free agent.
109 Nick Markakis (ATL - RF) 167 32 232 113.4 59.2 411.0 +244.0
While Markakis may still be batting over .300, he has come crashing back down to earth over the past month. He can still be started in every league, but is no longer a top 30 fantasy outfielder.
110 Jesus Aguilar (MIL - 1B) 171 53 140 83.4 27.1 613.0 +442.0
You may not have noticed, but Aguilar has quietly been one of the best hitters in the National League. His OPS is nearing 1.000 and while statcast data indicates some regression, even a large drop off would leave him as a surefire fantasy starter.
111 Evan Gattis (DH) FA 150 38 186 114.6 34.8 145.0 -5.0
Gattis entered the season looking like one of the few reliable options at catcher, particularly because he was likely to be the nearly everyday DH. But he has performed even worse than the most pessimistic expectations, batting a mere .187 with an abysmal .275 slugging percentage through May 7. Gattis's strikeout rate (30%) and soft contact rate (26.2%) are abysmal, particularly compared to his career marks, and there doesn't seem to be any turnaround in sight. He's still young and talented enough to turn things around, but he's far from a must-own player at this point, even at a terrible position.
112 Marcus Semien (OAK - SS) 176 74 150 127.2 13.1 244.0 +68.0
Semien hasn't exactly hit for the same pop as we grew used to seeing, but his batting average has improved in what seems to be a trade-off. He is still a solid source of power and speed, plus this improved A's offense will provide your fantasy lineup plenty of runs and RBIs from Semien.
113 Robinson Cano (NYM - 2B) 172 28 221 103.1 51.9 75.0 -97.0
After breaking his hand, we sound after found out that Cano was dropping his appeal for an 80 game suspension. If you can afford to hold him on the DL for that long, he will have 40 games of quality baseball for you at the end of the season.
114 Yulieski Gurriel (HOU - 1B,3B,DH) 166 59 177 130.7 23.1 257.0 +91.0
By this point, we know Gourriel won't help much in the power department, but a .300+ batting average and plenty of runs and RBIs to accompany it is a more than sufficient combination.
115 Delino DeShields (TEX - CF) 170 70 165 121.2 22.5 165.0 -5.0
 
116 Yadier Molina (STL - C) 179 54 202 134.0 25.0 157.0 -22.0
Despite some warning signs, like his career-worst walk and strikeout rates, Molina was having a fine season overall, with six home runs and two steals in his first 30 games. Unfortunately, a painful and grotesque sounding injury to his groin will sideline him for at least a month, derailing yet another promising season. There is a dearth of reliable catching options and, given Molina's pedigree and overall durability, fantasy owners should continue to stash him in their DL spots. Chances are, he'll be a top-10 catcher over the second half of the season. But men everywhere should pour one out for Molina, whose ability to walk off the field after the injury is perhaps one of the most impressive feats in human history.
117 Stephen Piscotty (OAK - RF) 189 76 180 134.4 25.6 275.0 +86.0
The overall numbers for Piscotty at this point in the season haven't been great, but over the past month, he has kicked it into gear and may just stick here with a strong batting average and a sufficient number of homers, RBIs and runs.
118 Miguel Andujar (NYY - 3B,DH) 190 39 263 135.5 57.9 340.0 +150.0
When Andujar was called up, it seemed like only a matter of time before Torres took his job, but he is absolutely mashing and until that changes, he's got the job on lock down. Grab him now if he is still available.
119 Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 204 61 258 136.8 49.4 517.0 +313.0
Nimmo was sensational to begin the season, but has cooled off. In OBP leagues, he is still a must-start every day, but as it is now in standard leagues, he is a middle of the road in all five categories so you can take him or leave him.
120 Asdrubal Cabrera (TEX - 2B,3B,SS) 188 92 223 140.2 31.3 333.0 +145.0
You can say what you want about Cabrera's hot start, but we have seen him long enough in the bigs to know that he is not a .320 hitter. The 25 homer pace might be legitimate, but that batting average is going to come down before long.
121 Jed Lowrie (NYM - 2B,3B) 217 62 232 130.4 39.3 437.0 +220.0
Lowrie is not a star, nor are his numbers sustainable over a full year. It is possible, of course, that he is in fact much better than he has been in the past. If you can, sell him high while he is still mashing.
122 Byron Buxton (MIN - CF) 182 43 177 118.4 25.8 61.0 -121.0
Prior to his trip to the DL for migraines, Buxton was off to a dreadful start at the plate but on pace for well over 40 stolen bases. So long as he can get healthy and maintain his health, he should be a top 80 fantasy player.
123 Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B) 193 47 134 87.9 32.6    
Muncy has cooled down, but still has an absurd 15 homers in 157 at bats thus far. He ought to be started every day regardless of the matchup unless he turns into a dud for a full month. At this point, there is just too much potential to bench him.
124 Max Kepler (MIN - CF,RF) 187 103 179 142.8 17.3 307.0 +120.0
Kepler has had an impressive start to the season and it may only be the beginning of a real breakout. Kepler has great tools and has yet to realize his full potential.
125 Carlos Gonzalez (RF) FA 215 101 196 142.8 25.2 246.0 +31.0
Don't be so quick to give up on Car-Go. Keep in mind that he was a top 50 pick in fantasy drafts last year for a reason. Plus, he heated up over the second-half last year to bat over .300. We ought to expect something similar from the Rockies' outfielder in 2018.
126 Miguel Sano (MIN - 1B,3B,DH) 200 44 237 133.2 55.0 86.0 -114.0
Sano has missed significant time with a hamstring injury, but was on about a 40-homer pace before he got hurt. The problem was that Sano's already abysmal strikeout rate had risen to a downright silly 40%, which is a bit surprising considering that he looked to be cutting down on his strikeouts in Spring Training. Assuming he can get that number back to his career rate of closer to 36%, his batting average should increase greatly, as a correction in BABIP (.300 in 2018, .358 career) should similarly be coming.
127 Maikel Franco (PHI - 3B) 210 99 213 133.8 30.1 238.0 +28.0
It seemed like it might never happen, but Franco's bat has finally woken up over the past month to a clip of batting .360 with an OPS over 1.000. It may not be here to stay, but if he is somehow available in your league, act now before it is too late.
128 Manuel Margot (SD - CF) 186 83 192 144.3 34.5 156.0 -30.0
Now that Margot is off the DL, we can expect to see his batting average climb to well above .135. He offers both power and speed upside, but no one will blame you if you cut ties with him for now.
129 Yasmani Grandal (MIL - C) 201 56 266 144.7 51.0 250.0 +49.0
Grandal was expected to split time with Austin Barnes but Yasmani was so good at plate in Spring Training that he appears to have won the job outright. It has only helped that Grandal has been the best offensive catcher thus far.
130 Trey Mancini (BAL - 1B,LF) 211 87 162 123.6 22.9 174.0 -37.0
Mancini has taken a far enough step backwards this season that he is at risk of losing his starting job on the Orioles. That should tell you everything you need to know about his fantasy status.
131 Jonathan Villar (BAL - 2B,SS) 207 43 196 135.9 40.0 195.0 -12.0
Villar's speed hasn't been as impressive two date as it was two years ago when he stole 60+ bags, but the batting average is where we were hoping it would be and 30+ steals and double digit homers would put him well beyond his ADP expected value.
132 Jose Peraza (CIN - SS) 212 58 179 136.6 32.6 230.0 +18.0
You won't be jumping for joy if Peraza is on your fantasy team, but he is certainly doing his part with a 30 steals pace, solid .290 average and plenty of runs. Continue to start him with confidence the rest of the year.
133 C.J. Cron (MIN - 1B,DH) 208 62 188 136.8 30.1 406.0 +198.0
Cron has substantial power and should have no trouble finishing the year with over 30 homers. With that said, the batting average is a touch below par so he isn't a sure-fire starter in every league.
134 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 3B,SS) 219 49 211 140.5 44.6 352.0 +133.0
Escobar developed power this season and may just finish the year with 25 homers and a bunch of RBIs to go with it. The underlying metrics do not suggest that this is a fluke, so don't hesitate to start him with confidence as the batting average is sufficient too.
135 Adam Duvall (ATL - 1B,LF) 202 94 206 132.0 26.9 154.0 -48.0
 
136 Avisail Garcia (TB - RF) 198 81 231 133.5 42.6 199.0 +1.0
 
137 Josh Reddick (HOU - LF,RF) 218 94 187 146.5 21.3 267.0 +49.0
 
138 Greg Bird (NYY - 1B) 206 89 193 137.0 33.2 177.0 -29.0
Bird is rehabbing now and should be back with the big league club by June. When he returns to the lineup, he has significant potential, but it may be wise to sell him as soon as he starts raking, considering he hasn't been able to stay healthy for even a few months at any point in his career.
139 Eric Thames (MIL - 1B,LF,RF) 197 90 159 137.5 15.3 209.0 +12.0
While Thames hasn't been as superb as last season, he is still a worthwhile player to roster in standard leagues. He should end up with 20+ homers, double digit steals and a mediocre batting average.
140 Steven Souza (ARI - RF) 213 82 183 142.1 24.3 208.0 -5.0
 
141 Teoscar Hernandez (TOR - LF,RF) 223 111 193 143.5 30.0 421.0 +198.0
Teoscar is one of these old Astros' prospects who raked in the minors and never received enough attention. He can stick in the big leagues as a fringe fantasy outfielder in the mold of a Jackie Bradley.
142 Starlin Castro (MIA - 2B) 231 114 187 153.7 23.1 280.0 +49.0
While the power isn't quite what we've seen in the past from Castro, his batting average is above .290 and the homers/RBIs could see a major uptick if the Marlins deal him to a team with a much better offensive ballpark than Miami.
143 Ryon Healy (SEA - 1B) 209 81 209 143.8 29.4 240.0 +31.0
It may not exactly be exciting to own and roster Healy, but he should hit 30 homers this season with 80 RBIs and the .240 batting average isn't low enough to justify leaving him on the waiver wire. If you need some power, don't hesitate to add him.
144 Jay Bruce (SEA - 1B,RF) 220 82 181 132.0 32.0 148.0 -72.0
This season, Bruce has seen his power entirely disappear. Without that, he offers virtually nothing in fantasy leagues because his batting average is a big negative.
145 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 228 72 201 148.8 37.8 189.0 -39.0
You may feel tempted to drop Longoria as he is having a rough go to begin his season and is obviously toward the end of his career, but he has been so good for so long that you've got to give him at least until Memorial Day.
146 Jeimer Candelario (DET - 3B) 226 71 228 160.8 32.4 339.0 +113.0
The underlying numbers indicate that Candelario has much more to offer than his subpar batting average. Add in the mediocre power he offers and you've got a waiver wire option if your usual third basemen goes to the DL or isn't doing the job well enough.
147 Todd Frazier (NYM - 3B) 239 63 190 151.5 21.8 239.0
Frazier is expected to come off the DL within the next few weeks, but when he does, don't scramble to pick him up. Not only is the batting average a disaster, but his power has apparently disappeared off the face of the earth. Just wait and see with him at this point.
148 Kole Calhoun (LAA - RF) 267 76 241 162.7 42.7 262.0 -5.0
 
149 Kendrys Morales (TOR - 1B,DH) 266 96 244 163.7 37.2 313.0 +47.0
Morales is nothing special in any one category, but he also won't kill you in batting average and has enough power to justify owning if you are desperate.
150 Kevin Kiermaier (TB - CF) 245 96 262 164.8 48.0 170.0 -75.0
 
151 Randal Grichuk (TOR - CF,RF) 264 90 212 156.6 20.9 285.0 +21.0
Grichuk is batting under .100 and you might be disgusted with him as a result, but if you take one look at his batted ball data, you'll quickly realize that he is worth picking up right now because a resurgence is on the way any day now.
152 Jackie Bradley (BOS - CF,RF) 232 121 218 166.0 31.4 241.0 +9.0
 
153 Mitch Moreland (BOS - 1B) 258 88 231 159.2 39.1 436.0 +178.0
Moreland will never hit 40 homers or bat .300, but as it stands now, he may just be headed to the all-star game in July. The Red Sox' first basemen is a quality fantasy asset through and through so don't go selling high on him or panicking if he has a slump.
154 Michael Taylor (WSH - CF) 240 114 202 159.2 18.7 229.0 -11.0
 
155 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 237 119 212 168.1 30.0 287.0 +50.0
Crawford was struggling for quite some time and even dropped in a number of leagues as a result, but he suddenly hit a hot streak and now sees a batting average over .290. While that may not stay for long, the power should begin to return as ballparks start heating up over the summer.
156 Mike Zunino (TB - C) 247 127 214 168.8 27.9 175.0 -72.0
Zunino is starting to heat up, and while the batting average is never going to be sufficient, the power will make up for it enough that he warrants being owned in 12 or 14 team leagues.
157 Domingo Santana (SEA - RF) 249 69 225 152.8 46.3 89.0 -160.0
Santana has been among the most frusterating players to own thus far and has even been dropped in a bunch of leagues. If he is available in yours, don't hesitate to spend the number one waiver wire priority on him, as he is a near-lock to hit 25 HR with near 10 SB and a quality batting average.
158 Eduardo Nunez (BOS - 2B,3B) 248 72 237 172.2 35.6 133.0 -115.0
 
159 Addison Russell (CHC - SS) RST 251 137 195 165.2 13.2 243.0 -8.0
Addison Russell has not had a great offensive start to his season with just 1 homer and 1 steal through 40 games. Both of those numbers should rise, however, so don't be so quick to release him quite yet.
160 Marwin Gonzalez (MIN - 1B,2B,SS,LF) 252 78 266 180.7 37.4 131.0 -121.0
Marwin was a major surprise last season, but has been useless for fantasy teams this year despite his multi-position eligibility. Leave him on the waivers for now.
161 Scott Schebler (CIN - CF,RF) 265 128 212 166.1 23.2 311.0 +46.0
 
162 Kevin Pillar (TOR - CF) 246 104 252 166.5 38.1 321.0 +75.0
 
163 Jason Kipnis (CLE - 2B,CF,DH) 261 118 220 169.3 24.6 206.0 -55.0
Kipnis is worth owning when he is hot, and as it stands now, he is seeing the ball extremely well at the plate. Don't hesitate, however, to drop him as soon as he starts to fade again, because it seems to be inevitable.
164 Scott Kingery (PHI - 3B,SS) 255 87 216 170.7 30.9 247.0 -8.0
Kingery has been downright dreadful after a nice start. At this point, it seems like only a matter of time before he is sent back to the minor leagues to figure out his issues. You can safely drop Kingery in standard leagues at this point.
165 Josh Harrison (DET - 2B) 260 88 256 166.3 42.6 269.0 +9.0
 
166 Yangervis Solarte (SF - 2B,3B,SS) NRI 262 105 224 168.8 37.0 298.0 +36.0
Solarte may be a no-name player to you, but most hitters formerly from the Padres are until they make their way into a hitter's park like Toronto. The power is for real and here to stay so feel free to scoop him up if you need an infielder.
167 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 285 72 220 178.1 32.8 310.0 +25.0
Swanson is a plenty talented player, but the offensive side of his game hasn't showed up quite yet so be careful to not add him based on name alone. He is only worth rostering in NL-only leagues or if you are deseperate.
168 David Dahl (COL - LF,CF,RF) 279 113 235 178.3 33.2 266.0 -13.0
Dahl is not playing against lefties, but versus righties, the Rockies have him batting in the middle of the order. I shouldn't need to tell you that this is extremely promising for a former top prospect who can contribute in all five categories. He needs to be owned in every league.
169 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 292 82 205 181.1 20.1 277.0 -15.0
 
170 Mallex Smith (SEA - LF,CF,RF) 286 86 207 162.9 39.8 317.0 +31.0
Mallex is a reliable source for batting average, runs and especially stolen bases so long as Keirmaier is out of the Rays' lineup. He stole as many as 80 bases in the minor leagues one season.
171 Matt Davidson (TEX - 1B,3B,DH) NRI 257 91 255 183.3 35.2 386.0 +129.0
Davidson has cooled down, especially of late, but you shouldn't even be contimplating him as a drop option. He is still on pace for 45 homers and 100 RBIs. You can deal with a sub-par batting average with that type of power.
172 Joc Pederson (LAD - LF,CF) 290 124 219 183.6 23.2 369.0 +79.0
 
173 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) 287 94 204 167.0 24.3 205.0 -82.0
 
174 Jake Bauers (CLE - 1B,LF) 273 74 203 135.0 42.8 584.0 +311.0
If you think Carlos Santana is worth owning, then you ought to scoop up Jake Bauers, who should be virtually the same type of fantasy player. The batting average isn't great, but he'll help in three other categories.
175 Nick Williams (PHI - LF,RF) 326 104 251 190.0 31.9 323.0 -3.0
Williams is finally playing everyday but the results have not been what fantasy owners hoped for. Still, he is one to keep an eye on as he can provide production in four categories once he heats up.
176 Willie Calhoun (TEX - LF) 310 103 231 192.2 26.7 294.0 -16.0
Calhoun was expected by many to begin the season in the big leagues, but that wasn't in the cards. With how he has been playing in the minors, it may not be until the all-star break when we finally get to see him in Arlington.
177 Chris Davis (BAL - 1B) 299 121 228 175.4 33.0 207.0 -92.0
Not only is Chris Davis having a dreadful season, but he is quite literally producing the single worst season in major league history. Do not even consider picking him up for a second.
178 Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS) 312 114 263 193.5 32.4 331.0 +19.0
 
179 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B) 283 128 244 186.7 34.1 349.0 +66.0
McMahon has struggled in his few opportunities, but if he should finally get everyday chances, he would be a top 200 fantasy player. Right this moment, he is playing more terrible baseball in the minors, however, so it doesn't seem likely to happen this season.
180 Francisco Cervelli (PIT - C) 278 124 240 178.3 42.3 444.0 +166.0
 
181 Lewis Brinson (MIA - CF) 311 136 235 187.8 24.4 260.0 -51.0
 
182 Albert Almora (CHC - CF) 304 147 241 189.7 31.5 474.0 +170.0
Almora likely won't play every day, but if he continues hitting at the current clip, Maddon will have to find a way to get him in the lineup. If he becomes a full-time starter, Almora would need to be owned everywhere.
183 Tim Beckham (SEA - 3B,SS) 300 108 251 181.4 37.3 291.0 -9.0
 
184 Jorge Polanco (MIN - SS) 309 111 253 191.7 39.8 354.0 +45.0
Polanco is done with his suspension and while he hasn't gotten the power going quite yet, it will come in time and he needs to be owned in every league. He is a five-tool contributor and was brilliant over the second half last year.
185 Dustin Fowler (OAK - CF) 301 145 251 192.1 32.8 449.0 +148.0
 
186 Austin Meadows (TB - LF,CF,RF) 305 98 226 171.7 28.8 488.0 +183.0
 
187 Welington Castillo (CWS - C) 298 126 261 184.8 42.8 196.0 -102.0
Castillo's PED-related suspension effectively ends his chance at contributing to a fantasy team this season. Once an underrated fantasy catcher, he'll now give his owners less than half a season of solid, but unspectacular, production. Move on in all leagues.
188 Jonathan Lucroy (LAA - C) 337 154 233 193.8 26.0 220.0 -117.0
Lucroy might not have power or the RBIs and runs that come with it, but he won't kill you in batting average and you can't say that about the garbage that is sitting out there on waiver wires at the position.
189 Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF) 317 167 239 201.2 18.5 384.0 +67.0
 
190 Hunter Renfroe (SD - LF,RF) 392 51 242 196.3 33.1 355.0 -37.0
 
191 Jedd Gyorko (STL - 2B,3B) 306 112 265 188.4 42.2 345.0 +39.0
Jedd Gyorko was passed up by Jose Martinez in Spring Training, but that doesn't mean he is out for the count. Rather, he is getting plenty of at-bats all over the infield and just might take over full-time at 2nd base if Kolten Wong continues to struggle.
192 Robinson Chirinos (HOU - C) 320 144 234 199.7 23.1 290.0 -30.0
 
193 Aaron Altherr (PHI - CF,RF) 318 144 238 193.1 21.2 295.0 -23.0
 
194 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - DH) 185 71 83 76.7 4.9 90.0 -95.0
 
195 Brian McCann (ATL - C) 302 154 230 185.0 26.8 221.0 -81.0
 
196 Carlos Gomez (RF) FA 336 151 231 206.3 17.3 325.0 -11.0
 
197 Ben Zobrist (CHC - 2B,LF,RF) 407 106 247 199.4 34.9 365.0 -42.0
Despite his advanced age, Zobrist is still playing almost everyday and remains competent in fantasy baseball. He still won't provide much of anything in terms of homers or steals, but the batting average, runs and RBIs are enough to warrant a roster spot.
198 Harrison Bader (STL - LF,CF,RF) 307 79 248 178.3 50.4 621.0 +314.0
 
199 Willy Adames (TB - 2B,SS) 429 80 224 137.0 56.9 573.0 +144.0
 
200 Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C) 385 133 232 179.3 34.7 372.0 -13.0
 
201 Matt Adams (WSH - 1B,LF) 308 123 239 182.5 36.1 578.0 +270.0
Matt Adams is tearing the cover off again, but don't think for one second that we haven't seen this act multiple times before. Adams has proven to be one of the streakiest hitters in baseball. If you have him, sell him now before his fantasy stock inevitably comes crashing back down to earth.
202 Lucas Duda (1B,DH) FA 329 149 247 204.1 31.1 393.0 +64.0
 
203 Neil Walker (MIA - 1B,2B,3B) 349 156 210 185.5 17.3 342.0 -7.0
With Gleyber Torres now up in the majors for the Yankees, Walker has minimal fantasy appeal. Torres can play shortstop and third base as well, but with the way Didi and Andujar are hitting, Walker is the odd man out.
204 Franmil Reyes (SD - LF,RF) 448 98 248 172.6 63.2    
 
205 Jose Pirela (SD - 1B,2B,LF,RF) 356 135 245 208.3 23.3 400.0 +44.0
 
206 Joe Panik (SF - 2B) 342 147 245 201.0 28.6 320.0 -22.0
 
207 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,3B,SS,LF) 343 161 250 196.7 32.0 816.0 +473.0
 
208 Cameron Maybin (SF - LF,CF,RF) NRI 347 165 255 208.6 34.9 319.0 -28.0
 
209 Austin Hedges (SD - C) 365 161 297 205.0 47.5 279.0 -86.0
 
210 Luke Voit (NYY - 1B)   124 146 136.0 9.1    
 
211 Kurt Suzuki (WSH - C) 368 159 241 200.3 25.4 347.0 -21.0
Suzuki was better at-bat for at-bat than Gary Sanchez last season. With more playing time, he would very clearly be a top 10 fantasy catcher.
212 Raul Adalberto Mondesi (KC - 2B,SS) 344 50 280 191.6 69.2 465.0 +121.0
 
213 Joe Mauer (1B,DH) FA 380 170 230 210.6 15.9 387.0 +7.0
 
214 Hanley Ramirez (1B,DH) FA 387 139 225 189.6 30.2 276.0 -111.0
Hanley is killing the baseball right now and while that may last while he is on the field, it seems to be only a matter of time before he suffers another injury setback. He is among the top sell-high candidates right now.
215 Denard Span (LF) FA 322 140 240 202.5 26.6 494.0 +172.0
 
216 Kyle Tucker (HOU - LF) 395 101 284 195.8 63.9 570.0 +175.0
If Tucker were playing every day, he would be a top 35 fantasy outfielder for the rest of the season, as he should contribute right away in all five categories. The Astros are easing him into things, however, so while he is certainly worth owning, it may be more of a waiting game for now.
217 Derek Dietrich (CIN - 1B,LF) NRI 416 158 284 207.5 39.9 546.0 +130.0
Dietrich surely is not the most sexy fantasy player to own, but he will always help in batting average and stolen bases while he has actually improved the power enough to contribute there as well.
218 Travis Jankowski (SD - LF,CF,RF) 386 135 237 192.4 39.5    
 
219 Ramon Laureano (OAK - RF)   82 97 89.5 7.5    
 
220 Curtis Granderson (MIA - LF,RF,DH) NRI 384 155 249 214.6 17.4 408.0 +24.0
 
221 Devon Travis (TOR - 2B) 351 167 246 214.9 21.3 364.0 +13.0
 
222 Colin Moran (PIT - 1B,3B) 333 164 290 211.7 42.7 415.0 +82.0
 
223 Joe Wendle (TB - 2B,LF)   119 274 181.8 60.3    
 
224 Johan Camargo (ATL - 3B,SS) 397 159 301 214.3 52.3 499.0 +102.0
 
225 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF) 366 133 287 213.2 49.7 576.0 +210.0
 
226 Mark Reynolds (COL - 1B) NRI 378 140 233 185.0 37.9 447.0 +69.0
Reynolds isn't playing every day, and may find even more trouble getting playing time when Zimmerman returns, but the bat has been superb and warrants a pickup just in case he catches a break.
227 Kolten Wong (STL - 2B) 427 182 269 212.7 28.8 405.0 -22.0
 
228 Chris Iannetta (COL - C) 396 165 268 203.4 44.0    
Iannetta has been lousy offensively despite playing his home games in Coors Field. It may only be a matter of time until he loses his job to Tom Murphy.
229 Freddy Galvis (TOR - SS) 367 194 230 212.8 13.7 412.0 +45.0
 
230 Tyler White (HOU - 1B)   109 116 112.5 3.5    
 
231 Jorge Alfaro (MIA - C) 403 180 293 227.3 33.5 293.0 -110.0
 
232 Austin Hays (BAL - CF,RF) 376 178 264 228.8 32.0 399.0 +23.0
 
233 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - DH)   150 193 170.3 17.6    
 
234 Ryan O'Hearn (KC - 1B)   117 131 124.0 7.0 745.0  
 
235 Aledmys Diaz (HOU - 3B,SS) 444 135 238 209.0 19.0 509.0 +65.0
Diaz is by no means a safe bet considering how lousy his numbers were last season. With that being said, he offers power and batting average upside that is uncommon for middle infielders making him worth monitoring as a potential pickup.
236 Jose Bautista (3B,LF,RF) FA 391 160 288 229.9 43.3 362.0 -29.0
 
237 Gerardo Parra (SF - LF,RF) NRI 390 96 263 219.0 28.6 419.0 +29.0
 
238 Ji-Man Choi (TB - DH)   127 134 130.5 3.5    
 
239 Eloy Jimenez (CWS - LF,RF) 398 165 194 176.0 12.8 404.0 +6.0
 
240 J.P. Crawford (SEA - 3B,SS) 370 182 285 224.7 31.0 338.0 -32.0
 
241 Victor Martinez (DH) FA 418 187 302 227.7 37.4 462.0 +44.0
 
242 Mac Williamson (SF - LF) 409 163 289 218.4 44.0 791.0 +382.0
 
243 Tyler O'Neill (STL - LF,RF)   136 253 182.3 50.8 727.0  
 
244 Yolmer Sanchez (CWS - 2B,3B) 417 201 238 217.6 13.1 442.0 +25.0
 
245 Chris Owings (KC - 2B,3B,CF,RF) 422 171 260 225.5 30.7 315.0 -107.0
 
246 Jurickson Profar (OAK - 1B,2B,3B,SS) 421 81 283 223.4 51.5 599.0 +178.0
 
247 Jon Jay (CWS - LF,CF,RF,DH) 438 152 267 220.6 43.0 686.0 +248.0
 
248 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 405 167 244 221.2 28.3 334.0 -71.0
 
249 Hunter Pence (TEX - LF,RF) NRI 382 154 299 237.7 44.5 375.0 -7.0
 
250 Austin Barnes (LAD - C,2B) 411 156 248 221.6 33.8 227.0 -184.0
 
251 Logan Forsythe (2B,3B) FA 423 181 249 222.6 24.1 378.0 -45.0
 
252 Derek Fisher (HOU - LF,CF) 404 168 253 222.8 33.1 414.0 +10.0
 
253 Brad Miller (1B,2B,SS,DH) DFA 412 187 293 229.0 38.1 440.0 +28.0
 
254 Brandon Drury (TOR - 2B,3B) 419 191 259 224.8 25.8 332.0 -87.0
 
255 Jeff McNeil (NYM - 2B)   129 214 171.5 42.5    
 
256 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR - 3B) NRI 406 168 295 232.3 60.8 559.0 +153.0
It is only a matter of time before young Vlad is called up. He may be just a baby, but should contribute in all five categories immediately so don't hesitate to own him now and wait it out if you've got a bench spot available to wait for his debut.
257 Alex Gordon (KC - LF,CF) 458 154 253 203.3 40.4 597.0 +139.0
 
258 Yandy Diaz (TB - 3B) 402 166 181 173.5 7.5 582.0 +180.0
 
259 Mikie Mahtook (DET - LF,RF) 432 183 288 232.6 35.9 454.0 +22.0
 
260 Victor Robles (WSH - RF) 443 199 212 205.3 5.3 322.0 -121.0
Robles is on the DL for now, but when he returns, you'd have to think he will get a quick call-up to the MLB level to replace Adam Eaton. Robles may not have the upside of Ronald Acuna, but he is every bit as polished and capable of producing in all five categories.
261 Nicky Delmonico (CWS - LF) 410 151 280 228.0 53.5 485.0 +75.0
 
262 Matt Wieters (C) FA   169 192 180.5 11.5 318.0  
 
263 Austin Jackson (CF) FA 425 138 287 228.8 55.5 658.0 +233.0
 
264 Mark Canha (OAK - 1B,LF,CF,RF) 447 171 260 224.5 33.9    
 
265 Francisco Mejia (SD - C,DH) 428 195 230 211.7 14.3 361.0 -67.0
 
266 Tom Murphy (COL - C) 373 182 275 229.0 36.5 553.0 +180.0
Murphy was just called up by the Rockies after dominating Triple-A. It seems as though he is going to be the full-time starter, and with a bat like his in Coors, that could give fantasy owners a top-five offensive catcher. Add him now before it is too late.
267 Yan Gomes (WSH - C) 424 180 282 221.3 43.8 443.0 +19.0
 
268 Enrique Hernandez (LAD - 1B,2B,SS,LF,CF,RF)   149 235 192.0 43.0 633.0  
 
269 Adam Frazier (PIT - 2B,LF,RF) 482 134 286 224.0 65.1 496.0 +14.0
 
270 Melky Cabrera (PIT - RF) NRI   133 270 219.0 61.2 383.0  
 
271 James McCann (CWS - C) 474 202 265 239.2 21.9 314.0 -160.0
 
272 Dixon Machado (MIA - 2B) NRI 454 205 277 237.5 25.9 642.0 +188.0
 
273 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (TOR - 2B,SS)   157 253 205.0 48.0    
 
274 Matt Joyce (OAK - LF) MiLB 440 194 294 234.7 42.9 564.0 +124.0
 
275 Franklin Barreto (OAK - 2B)   204 267 237.8 22.6 441.0  
Barreto was sent back down to the minors, but he will be called back up within the next few months and when he does, he should immediately be picked up in every league.
276 Ben Gamel (MIL - LF,RF) 467 228 252 238.3 8.8 459.0 -8.0
 
277 Devin Mesoraco (NYM - C)   169 257 213.0 44.0 527.0  
If you are expecting Mesoraco to be a serviceable catcher now that the Mets traded for him, you might want to think again. He hasn't been much of a hitter for several years now, and his ailments are likely to keep it that way for the remainder of Mesoraco's career.
278 Niko Goodrum (DET - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,RF)   202 226 214.0 12.0    
 
279 Keon Broxton (NYM - CF) 452 177 272 239.0 43.9 358.0 -94.0
 
280 Matt Duffy (TB - 3B)   206 285 242.7 32.5 450.0  
 
281 Lonnie Chisenhall (PIT - RF) 453 188 268 245.0 33.1 470.0 +17.0
 
282 Russell Martin (LAD - C,3B) 460 225 292 252.5 24.6 302.0 -158.0
 
283 J.T. Riddle (MIA - SS)   191 298 244.5 53.5 812.0  
 
284 Daniel Descalso (CHC - 1B,2B,3B)   193 294 243.5 50.5 739.0  
 
285 Dan Vogelbach (SEA - 1B,DH) 455 207 251 229.0 22.0 606.0 +151.0
 
286 Adrian Gonzalez (NYM - 1B) FA   219 270 243.0 20.9 518.0  
 
287 Yairo Munoz (STL - 3B,SS,CF)   227 299 253.0 32.6 814.0  
 
288 Jose Reyes (2B,3B,SS) FA   206 281 247.7 31.2 359.0  
 
289 Jordy Mercer (DET - SS) 476 225 286 249.3 26.4 516.0 +40.0
 
290 Chase Headley (3B) FA 456 203 279 248.0 32.6 395.0 -61.0
 
291 Luis Valbuena (1B,3B) RET 469 217 254 235.5 18.5 515.0 +46.0
 
292 Alcides Escobar (SS,CF) FA 470 221 289 253.3 27.9 497.0 +27.0
 
293 Steve Pearce (BOS - 1B,LF,DH)   211 274 242.5 31.5 631.0  
 
294 Manny Pina (MIL - C)   237 241 239.0 2.0 380.0  
 
295 Adam Engel (CWS - CF)   217 273 245.0 28.0 742.0  
 
296 Jacoby Jones (DET - LF,CF) 472 233 258 245.5 12.5    
 
297 Preston Tucker (LF,RF) FA   235 298 263.0 26.2 845.0  
 
298 Christian Vazquez (BOS - C)   229 295 262.0 33.0 304.0  
 
299 Brock Holt (BOS - 2B,SS,RF)   237 256 246.5 9.5 774.0  
 
300 Chad Pinder (OAK - 2B,3B,LF,RF)   232 291 261.5 29.5 445.0  
 
301 Alex Avila (ARI - C) 478 239 300 266.7 25.2 324.0 -154.0
Avila is struggling quite a bit and isn't playing every day. He is not ownable outside of 2-catcher leagues.
302 Raimel Tapia (COL - CF)   247 261 254.0 7.0 420.0  
 
303 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,RF) 481 247 281 264.0 17.0 350.0 -131.0
 
304 Cory Spangenberg (MIL - 2B,3B,LF)   260 260 260.0 0.0 435.0  
 
305 Alex Verdugo (LAD - LF,CF)   257 272 264.5 7.5 580.0  
 
306 Cheslor Cuthbert (KC - 1B,3B,DH) MiLB   264 273 268.5 4.5 655.0  
 
307 Ryan Flaherty (CLE - 3B) NRI   276 277 276.5 0.5 508.0  
 
308 Dominic Smith (NYM - 1B,LF)   296 296 296.0 0.0 455.0