2018 Fantasy Baseball ROS Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (9 of 13 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Overall Notes
1 Mike Trout (LAA - CF) 1 1 4 1.3 0.9 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 - RF) 2 1 6 3.1 1.9 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 Jose Altuve (HOU - 2B) 3 2 10 3.9 2.8 2.0 -1.0
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.
4 Nolan Arenado (COL - 3B) 4 3 7 4.2 1.4 3.0 -1.0
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.
5 Bryce Harper (WSH - RF) 5 3 8 4.7 1.4 6.0 +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.
6 Charlie Blackmon (COL - CF) 6 5 9 6.8 1.5 9.0 +3.0
 
7 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 7 3 17 7.8 3.7 4.0 -3.0
 
8 Manny Machado (BAL - 3B) 9 4 13 9.1 2.4 16.0 +7.0
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 Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B,3B) 10 6 15 9.6 2.9 19.0 +9.0
 
10 Carlos Correa (HOU - SS) 11 5 17 10.8 3.6 14.0 +3.0
 
11 Giancarlo Stanton (NYY - RF) 14 8 16 12.3 3.1 8.0 -6.0
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.
12 Joey Votto (CIN - 1B) 17 7 20 13.0 3.9 17.0
 
13 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,RF) 15 10 18 13.2 2.6 15.0
 
14 J.D. Martinez (BOS - RF) 18 5 18 13.6 3.6 23.0 +5.0
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.
15 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI - 1B) 16 6 21 13.9 4.1 7.0 -9.0
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.
16 Aaron Judge (NYY - RF) 20 7 22 15.1 4.2 18.0 -2.0
 
17 Jose Ramirez (CLE - 2B,3B) 21 11 19 15.4 2.5 22.0 +1.0
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.
18 Francisco Lindor (CLE - SS) 19 12 18 15.6 2.1 20.0 +1.0
 
19 Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B,2B) 22 17 31 21.1 3.8 21.0 -1.0
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.
20 George Springer (HOU - CF,RF) 23 19 27 21.4 2.5 27.0 +4.0
 
21 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C) 27 18 35 23.8 5.4 24.0 -3.0
 
22 Jose Abreu (CWS - 1B) 30 20 30 25.0 3.2 37.0 +7.0
 
23 Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,LF) 29 21 51 27.3 9.3 26.0 -3.0
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.
24 Brian Dozier (MIN - 2B) 33 21 40 27.4 6.1 30.0 -3.0
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.
25 Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B,LF) 36 18 55 29.2 10.2 41.0 +5.0
 
26 Justin Upton (LAA - LF) 39 24 39 31.1 4.7 49.0 +10.0
 
27 Josh Donaldson (TOR - 3B) 38 16 49 31.3 9.0 29.0 -9.0
 
28 Dee Gordon (SEA - 2B) DL10 31 20 74 31.4 15.3 31.0
 
29 Edwin Encarnacion (CLE - 1B,DH) 41 19 39 31.7 6.5 48.0 +7.0
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.
30 Starling Marte (PIT - LF,CF) DL10 40 13 85 32.3 19.8 53.0 +13.0
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.
31 Tommy Pham (STL - LF,CF) 43 18 43 32.6 8.1 57.0 +14.0
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.
32 Christian Yelich (MIL - CF) 42 28 42 33.0 4.3 42.0
 
33 Nelson Cruz (SEA - RF,DH) 44 28 45 33.6 4.8 52.0 +8.0
 
34 Andrew Benintendi (BOS - LF,CF) 45 24 41 33.7 5.7 40.0 -5.0
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.
35 Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) 48 21 51 34.1 8.8 130.0 +82.0
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.
36 Anthony Rendon (WSH - 3B) 47 20 47 34.6 7.0 46.0 -1.0
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.
37 Khris Davis (OAK - LF,DH) DL10 49 29 48 37.4 5.5 64.0 +15.0
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.
38 Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) 51 29 54 38.2 8.1 82.0 +31.0
 
39 Marcell Ozuna (STL - LF) 50 26 48 38.7 7.6 45.0 -5.0
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.
40 Xander Bogaerts (BOS - SS) 57 24 61 42.7 11.1 69.0 +12.0
 
41 Alex Bregman (HOU - 3B,SS) 60 26 72 45.9 14.6 39.0 -21.0
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.
42 Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B) 58 38 59 48.3 7.6 81.0 +23.0
 
43 Jean Segura (SEA - SS) 65 31 92 48.6 17.5 75.0 +10.0
 
44 Ronald Acuna (ATL - CF) 62 28 75 50.1 13.1 114.0 +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.
45 Travis Shaw (MIL - 3B) 63 34 59 50.2 7.1 85.0 +22.0
 
46 Yoenis Cespedes (NYM - LF) DL10 64 40 67 51.4 8.8 80.0 +16.0
 
47 Jonathan Schoop (BAL - 2B) 73 32 116 55.3 24.0 61.0 -12.0
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.
48 Miguel Cabrera (DET - 1B) DL10 66 38 97 57.8 17.8 84.0 +18.0
The good news is that Cabrera has looked like his old self when he's been in the lineup this season. The bad news is that it hasn't been that often and, even when Cabrera is in the lineup, he often leaves the game with injuries. Cabrera's overall numbers and underlying metrics look similar to his historic benchlines, but he continues to miss time on the disabled list and has admitted that he's going to stop playing through injuries. Expect Cabrera to deliver the good when he's in the lineup, but don't expect that to be all that often for the rest of the season.
49 Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) 78 42 74 57.9 11.3 125.0 +47.0
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.
50 Wil Myers (SD - 1B) DL10 67 34 82 58.2 13.1 68.0 +1.0
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.
51 Joey Gallo (TEX - 1B,3B,LF) 77 34 89 59.0 17.6 105.0 +28.0
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.
52 Rafael Devers (BOS - 3B) 75 43 72 59.1 9.1 94.0 +19.0
 
53 Mike Moustakas (KC - 3B) 80 44 90 60.1 13.4 121.0 +41.0
 
54 A.J. Pollock (ARI - CF) DL10 82 26 172 63.0 42.4 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.
55 Didi Gregorius (NYY - SS) 79 40 79 61.2 12.4 107.0 +28.0
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 Daniel Murphy (WSH - 2B) DL10 76 46 84 61.3 14.5 76.0
Daniel Murphy is expected to return to the big league club any time now. 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.
57 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 85 39 97 61.6 16.4 60.0 -25.0
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.
58 Andrew McCutchen (SF - CF,RF) 74 44 94 62.6 15.0 79.0 +5.0
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.
59 Whit Merrifield (KC - 2B,RF) 86 43 102 63.1 17.5 77.0 -9.0
 
60 Buster Posey (SF - C,1B) 88 39 112 63.6 25.4 56.0 -32.0
Posey is a good bet to bat around .300, as he has done to begin the season. With that being said, long gone are the days where he will hit more than 12 to 15 homers. At this point, he is nowhere close to the top fantasy catcher in baseball. In fact, he may not even be top 5 at this point in his career.
61 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 87 36 112 64.9 22.9 95.0 +8.0
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.
62 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,SS) 90 28 129 65.9 28.7 126.0 +36.0
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.
63 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 91 49 96 68.0 16.2 101.0 +10.0
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.
64 Nicholas Castellanos (DET - 3B,RF) 89 50 82 68.0 9.1 106.0 +17.0
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.
65 Carlos Santana (PHI - 1B,RF) 96 40 110 69.1 18.6 144.0 +48.0
 
66 Mitch Haniger (SEA - RF) 102 45 130 71.1 29.3 237.0 +135.0
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.
67 Miguel Sano (MIN - 1B,3B,DH) 92 44 97 71.3 15.2 89.0 -3.0
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.
68 Ryan Braun (MIL - LF) 84 47 121 71.9 23.7 108.0 +24.0
 
69 Yoan Moncada (CWS - 2B) 100 58 90 72.8 10.2 147.0 +47.0
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.
70 Nomar Mazara (TEX - LF,RF) 107 56 107 75.6 13.7 157.0 +50.0
 
71 Adrian Beltre (TEX - 3B,DH) DL10 109 66 106 78.9 12.9 135.0 +26.0
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.
72 Eddie Rosario (MIN - LF,CF,RF) 120 45 113 79.0 19.5 124.0 +4.0
If you are wondering whether or not you can trust what Rosario is doing so far, the answer is yes. He was exceptional last season and may not have come into his prime yet. We might see 30 homers, 15 steals and a batting average near .300 by the time the season closes.
73 Jose Martinez (STL - 1B,LF,RF) 105 53 102 79.7 13.5 281.0 +176.0
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.
74 Justin Smoak (TOR - 1B) 114 45 93 80.3 14.0 137.0 +23.0
 
75 Gregory Polanco (PIT - LF,RF) 115 44 127 81.7 24.0 148.0 +33.0
 
76 Hanley Ramirez (BOS - 1B,DH) DFA 112 40 139 81.8 27.9 274.0 +162.0
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.
77 Kyle Seager (SEA - 3B) 119 64 109 82.3 12.9 122.0 +3.0
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.
78 Byron Buxton (MIN - CF) 113 36 138 83.3 32.5 59.0 -54.0
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.
79 Adam Jones (BAL - CF) 121 59 113 83.9 15.9 123.0 +2.0
 
80 DJ LeMahieu (COL - 2B) DL10 128 43 133 84.7 27.1 109.0 -19.0
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.
81 Odubel Herrera (PHI - CF) 134 42 125 86.6 25.4 207.0 +73.0
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.
82 Michael Conforto (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 122 60 111 86.6 13.8 179.0 +57.0
 
83 Yasiel Puig (LAD - RF) 125 62 116 87.0 20.5 103.0 -22.0
 
84 Matt Olson (OAK - 1B,RF) 127 75 107 88.2 10.9 120.0 -7.0
You would be right to begin panicking about Olson. He went from a 75+ HR rate last season to being lousy over his first 150 at-bats. The power should heat up, but if it doesn't by early June then you might want to start considering him as a cut-candidate to fill other holes.
85 Josh Bell (PIT - 1B) 129 57 119 88.9 18.0 175.0 +46.0
 
86 Brett Gardner (NYY - LF,CF) 131 64 108 89.3 14.4 165.0 +34.0
 
87 J.T. Realmuto (MIA - C,1B) 135 51 150 90.8 29.3 129.0 -6.0
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.
88 Rougned Odor (TEX - 2B) 130 54 119 91.6 23.3 136.0 +6.0
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.
89 Jake Lamb (ARI - 3B) 132 59 146 91.7 28.1 140.0 +8.0
Lamb hasn't been playing because of a mild elbow injury, but that doesn't mean you should consider dropping him. He will be back in no time and when he does, the bat should wake up enough to be a fantasy asset once again.
90 Kyle Schwarber (CHC - LF) 142 65 118 91.7 17.5 156.0 +14.0
 
91 Michael Brantley (CLE - LF) 137 51 138 92.0 26.4 244.0 +107.0
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.
92 Elvis Andrus (TEX - SS) DL60 140 63 163 95.8 29.2 65.0 -75.0
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.
93 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 143 49 155 96.3 38.1 110.0 -33.0
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.
94 Brandon Belt (SF - 1B,LF) 147 68 167 98.0 28.6 304.0 +157.0
Belt has quietly been an exceptional fantasy asset this season. He is on pace for 40 homers while batting over .300 and while neither will likely keep up, he is a tremendous asset at this point.
95 Domingo Santana (MIL - RF) 144 65 144 97.1 23.8 90.0 -54.0
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.
96 Tim Anderson (CWS - SS) 136 61 137 99.0 24.0 225.0 +89.0
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.
97 Corey Dickerson (PIT - LF,DH) 150 73 160 100.6 26.6 223.0 +73.0
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.
98 Andrelton Simmons (LAA - SS) 152 69 136 101.6 23.1 214.0 +62.0
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.
99 Justin Bour (MIA - 1B) 141 66 147 101.7 22.1 188.0 +47.0
 
100 Billy Hamilton (CIN - CF) 148 54 162 103.4 31.5 71.0 -77.0
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.
101 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 164 64 167 98.6 34.6 194.0 +30.0
 
102 Salvador Perez (KC - C) 156 66 124 104.8 17.3 104.0 -52.0
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.
103 Adam Duvall (CIN - LF) 158 91 130 108.6 13.1 155.0 -3.0
 
104 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B) DL10 149 71 141 104.1 24.1 146.0 -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.
105 Delino DeShields (TEX - LF,CF) 157 83 148 109.7 20.2 172.0 +15.0
 
106 Trey Mancini (BAL - 1B,LF) 163 69 128 104.8 18.4 168.0 +5.0
 
107 Cesar Hernandez (PHI - 2B) 175 77 175 114.3 32.4 265.0 +90.0
 
108 Matt Carpenter (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 161 71 223 116.9 44.1 145.0 -16.0
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
109 David Peralta (ARI - LF,RF) 173 96 145 113.2 16.9 280.0 +107.0
 
110 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX - RF,DH) 154 68 137 108.6 22.6 256.0 +102.0
 
111 Ian Desmond (COL - 1B,LF) 155 64 159 109.9 29.1 127.0 -28.0
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.
112 Yasmani Grandal (LAD - C) 182 81 164 116.9 27.2 235.0 +53.0
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.
113 Yonder Alonso (CLE - 1B) 171 92 155 116.9 19.5 254.0 +83.0
 
114 Marcus Semien (OAK - SS) 178 91 147 116.8 19.1 251.0 +73.0
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.
115 Jay Bruce (NYM - 1B,RF) 167 84 162 114.4 26.3 141.0 -26.0
 
116 Manuel Margot (SD - CF) 186 77 188 124.8 37.0 152.0 -34.0
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.
117 Matt Chapman (OAK - 3B) 188 75 196 123.6 33.7 268.0 +80.0
 
118 Jed Lowrie (OAK - 2B) 198 75 169 117.6 29.1 491.0 +293.0
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.
119 Scooter Gennett (CIN - 2B,3B,LF) 190 85 200 125.3 33.9 190.0
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.
120 Wilson Ramos (TB - C) 196 72 183 123.2 29.5 195.0 -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.
121 Matt Kemp (LAD - LF) 181 63 180 123.6 31.2 278.0 +97.0
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.
122 Robinson Cano (SEA - 2B) MiLB 197 49 150 96.8 39.7 70.0 -127.0
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.
123 Paul DeJong (STL - 2B,SS) DL10 184 88 187 125.6 32.7 149.0 -35.0
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.
124 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 180 72 148 112.9 24.2 180.0
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.
125 Nick Markakis (ATL - RF) 223 56 242 135.7 63.7 379.0 +156.0
 
126 Ian Kinsler (LAA - 2B) 176 87 166 119.8 24.1 169.0 -7.0
 
127 Ian Happ (CHC - 2B,LF,CF,RF) 191 85 152 125.1 19.8 131.0 -60.0
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.
128 Eduardo Nunez (BOS - 2B,3B,SS,LF) 212 76 229 140.9 56.2 142.0 -70.0
 
129 Ryon Healy (SEA - 1B,3B,DH) 206 88 148 120.1 17.8 247.0 +41.0
 
130 Steven Souza (ARI - RF) DL10 201 101 194 126.3 30.0 196.0 -5.0
 
131 Greg Bird (NYY - 1B) DL10 209 93 149 117.2 20.2 171.0 -38.0
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.
132 Jorge Soler (KC - RF) 211 85 184 131.4 28.6 430.0 +219.0
Soler is starting to play more and more. The batting average has been a nice surprise but the real calling card will be in the power department which hasn't yet taken off yet. If he starts, expect 25+ bombs from Soler.
133 Yulieski Gurriel (HOU - 1B) 195 110 175 130.1 21.6 252.0 +57.0
 
134 Josh Reddick (HOU - LF,CF,RF) DL10 200 94 164 133.0 20.7 253.0 +53.0
 
135 Dexter Fowler (STL - CF) 216 111 175 133.8 18.5 220.0 +4.0
Fowler is still batting under .200, but both the power and speed are in place and we can be virtually certain the average will come up north of .260 in no time. Don't drop him, just ride this slump out.
136 Yangervis Solarte (TOR - 2B,3B,SS) 214 110 234 143.4 35.2 271.0 +57.0
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.
137 Stephen Piscotty (OAK - RF) 208 80 178 136.3 27.6 275.0 +67.0
 
138 Asdrubal Cabrera (NYM - 2B,3B,SS) 220 98 233 142.0 37.8 301.0 +81.0
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.
139 David Dahl (COL - LF,CF,RF) 225 97 197 145.4 35.1 260.0 +35.0
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.
140 Franchy Cordero (SD - CF) 234 102 157 131.9 19.8 580.0 +346.0
Franchy has a serious bat on him that can park 25+ homers in the bleachers even playing half his games at Petco. The issue will be playing time. If he can wrestle a starting job all for himself, he ought to be owned everywhere.
141 Gleyber Torres (NYY - SS) 218 104 198 140.2 24.3 292.0 +74.0
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.
142 Mallex Smith (TB - LF,CF,RF) 257 90 188 142.3 35.9 349.0 +92.0
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.
143 Scott Kingery (PHI - 2B) 230 91 184 145.9 31.9 227.0 -3.0
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.
144 Max Kepler (MIN - CF,RF) 217 115 169 141.6 18.7 289.0 +72.0
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.
145 Adam Eaton (WSH - CF) DL60 235 99 273 152.0 49.3 151.0 -84.0
 
146 Carlos Gonzalez (COL - RF) 222 103 187 143.4 27.2 250.0 +28.0
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.
147 Marwin Gonzalez (HOU - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF) 267 65 266 167.0 56.6 133.0 -134.0
 
148 Teoscar Hernandez (TOR - LF) 252 109 251 158.6 44.1 449.0 +197.0
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.
149 Matt Davidson (CWS - 1B,3B,DH) 240 91 229 159.3 43.5 433.0 +193.0
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.
150 Maikel Franco (PHI - 3B) 244 105 213 149.8 34.6 234.0 -10.0
 
151 Todd Frazier (NYM - 3B) DL10 232 120 184 143.7 19.9 241.0 +9.0
 
152 Josh Harrison (PIT - 2B,3B,LF) 255 92 256 157.2 52.7 283.0 +28.0
 
153 Evan Gattis (HOU - C,DH) 221 126 186 141.6 18.0 150.0 -71.0
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.
154 Bradley Zimmer (CLE - CF) DL10 237 112 189 149.6 28.4 203.0 -34.0
Zimmer had an unbelievably bad start, but is starting to heat up. The batting average may not end above .250, but both power and plenty of speed make him still worth owning in all leagues.
155 Eduardo Escobar (MIN - 2B,3B,SS,DH) 296 99 211 159.0 42.8 392.0 +96.0
 
156 C.J. Cron (TB - 1B) 277 104 239 165.4 39.0 428.0 +151.0
 
157 Aaron Hicks (NYY - LF,CF,RF) 247 113 181 150.1 22.1 246.0 -1.0
 
158 Kevin Pillar (TOR - CF) 274 104 225 163.6 43.3 299.0 +25.0
 
159 Yadier Molina (STL - C) DL10 228 122 163 143.1 12.4 161.0 -67.0
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.
160 Jonathan Villar (MIL - 2B,CF) 260 121 196 157.9 26.5 199.0 -61.0
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.
161 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 233 124 225 152.5 30.0 287.0 +54.0
 
162 Albert Pujols (LAA - 1B,DH) 254 107 197 155.2 24.0 288.0 +34.0
 
163 Mike Zunino (SEA - C) 226 124 171 146.0 14.4 181.0 -45.0
 
164 Jedd Gyorko (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 285 116 265 181.8 58.3 423.0 +138.0
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.
165 Zack Cozart (LAA - SS) 229 128 173 146.6 13.5 211.0 -18.0
With Cozart now out of the Great American Ballpark, it should come as no surprise that his regression has been significant. He is on the fringe of being worth owning in standard leagues.
166 Welington Castillo (CWS - C) SUS 248 111 175 149.7 19.7 208.0 -40.0
 
167 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) MiLB 261 98 204 158.6 31.9 197.0 -64.0
 
168 Avisail Garcia (CWS - RF) DL10 250 126 199 150.6 22.3 192.0 -58.0
 
169 Jackie Bradley (BOS - CF) 249 129 209 158.6 27.7 248.0 -1.0
 
170 Michael Taylor (WSH - CF) 262 119 173 149.7 17.5 238.0 -24.0
 
171 Matt Adams (WSH - 1B,LF) 266 122 214 159.7 29.4 569.0 +303.0
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.
172 Addison Russell (CHC - SS) 256 122 167 147.7 14.6 228.0 -28.0
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.
173 Willie Calhoun (TEX - LF) MiLB 287 107 224 173.3 34.8 297.0 +10.0
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.
174 Mitch Moreland (BOS - 1B) 311 128 267 185.7 52.3 492.0 +181.0
 
175 Starlin Castro (MIA - 2B) 270 114 195 164.6 24.9 300.0 +30.0
 
176 Logan Morrison (MIN - 1B) 243 135 171 153.3 12.1 249.0 +6.0
 
177 Francisco Cervelli (PIT - C) 308 136 240 180.0 38.2 496.0 +188.0
 
178 Lewis Brinson (MIA - LF,CF) 269 123 191 160.6 20.2 272.0 +3.0
 
179 Jason Kipnis (CLE - 2B,CF) 283 124 184 166.1 18.8 206.0 -77.0
 
180 Travis Jankowski (SD - LF,CF) 336 134 235 170.3 45.8    
 
181 Jonathan Lucroy (OAK - C) 307 127 221 186.2 34.0 216.0 -91.0
 
182 Miguel Andujar (NYY - 3B) 288 128 229 175.8 36.7 365.0 +77.0
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.
183 Kendrys Morales (TOR - 1B,DH) 297 129 234 183.1 32.2 282.0 -15.0
 
184 Yolmer Sanchez (CWS - 2B,3B) 333 130 215 186.8 33.3 474.0 +141.0
 
185 Jose Pirela (SD - LF) 328 132 224 190.8 30.8 406.0 +78.0
 
186 Dustin Pedroia (BOS - 2B) DL10 324 133 241 185.0 34.2 397.0 +73.0
 
187 Juan Soto (WSH - RF) 331 133 185 159.0 26.0    
 
188 Eric Thames (MIL - 1B,LF) DL10 265 135 190 160.1 16.2 200.0 -65.0
 
189 Christian Villanueva (SD - 3B) 301 138 251 185.3 37.3 757.0 +456.0
Villanueva has quickly become one of the top breakout players of the year. While it is unlikely to continue at the rate he is going, is seems quite clear that he is well worth starting every week for the remainder of the season.
190 Chris Davis (BAL - 1B) 284 142 187 167.1 16.1 210.0 -74.0
 
191 Jesus Aguilar (MIL - 1B) 340 140 212 167.0 32.0 606.0 +266.0
 
192 Randal Grichuk (TOR - LF,RF) DL10 302 139 212 173.7 21.9 298.0 -4.0
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.
193 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 304 139 205 178.5 19.6 273.0 -31.0
 
194 Jose Peraza (CIN - 2B,SS) 276 139 181 163.3 14.5 239.0 -37.0
 
195 Nick Senzel (CIN - 3B) MiLB 280 141 300 185.9 51.8 388.0 +108.0
Senzel has been having a rough go down in Triple-A, so while a call-up seemed to be in the cards, it looks as though it might not happen until the All-Star break. He is still worth stashing depending on how many bench spots you are allowed.
196 Kurt Suzuki (ATL - C) 306 141 217 179.5 27.2 339.0 +33.0
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.
197 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B) MiLB 290 143 216 169.5 23.1 309.0 +19.0
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.
198 Leonys Martin (DET - CF,RF) 298 144 230 183.3 34.1 468.0 +170.0
 
199 Scott Schebler (CIN - CF,RF) 347 144 189 174.0 14.3 344.0 -3.0
 
200 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 352 146 222 194.4 27.9 277.0 -75.0
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.
201 Victor Robles (WSH - RF) MiLB 345 146 208 181.3 26.0 375.0 +30.0
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.
202 Carlos Gomez (TB - CF) DL10 310 148 216 183.5 21.2 372.0 +62.0
 
203 Jeimer Candelario (DET - 3B) DL10 325 149 238 188.8 32.0 408.0 +83.0
 
204 Mark Trumbo (BAL - RF,DH) 314 150 197 175.8 13.9 270.0 -44.0
 
205 John Hicks (DET - C,1B) 367 150 193 171.7 17.6 791.0 +424.0
 
206 Kole Calhoun (LAA - RF) 295 152 230 181.9 26.5 269.0 -26.0
 
207 Brian McCann (HOU - C) 272 152 199 167.5 15.3 221.0 -51.0
 
208 Jose Bautista (NYM - 3B,OF) 334 154 288 207.8 44.4 357.0 +23.0
 
209 Kevin Kiermaier (TB - CF) DL60 329 154 262 194.4 32.9 173.0 -156.0
 
210 Colin Moran (PIT - 1B) 343 159 290 203.8 46.7 441.0 +98.0
 
211 Aaron Altherr (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 315 159 193 175.8 12.0 314.0 -1.0
 
212 Jarrod Dyson (ARI - LF,CF) 357 161 234 209.8 25.6 447.0 +90.0
 
213 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,LF,CF,RF) DL10 346 161 180 170.5 9.5 809.0 +463.0
 
214 Austin Barnes (LAD - C,2B) 353 162 264 220.7 43.0 229.0 -124.0
 
215 Derek Fisher (HOU - LF,RF) DL10 316 163 231 183.7 22.0 455.0 +139.0
 
216 Chris Iannetta (COL - C) 351 165 275 205.7 49.3 279.0 -72.0
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.
217 Mark Canha (OAK - LF,CF,RF) 344 167 233 190.3 30.2    
 
218 Austin Hedges (SD - C) DL10 348 169 293 210.3 58.5 291.0 -57.0
 
219 Mac Williamson (SF - LF,RF) DL10 365 170 289 222.0 49.7 784.0 +419.0
 
220 Devon Travis (TOR - 2B) 369 170 243 211.4 23.8 337.0 -32.0
 
221 Robinson Chirinos (TEX - C) 354 170 222 200.2 22.2 294.0 -60.0
 
222 Freddy Galvis (SD - SS) 376 171 240 211.2 22.7 446.0 +70.0
 
223 Cameron Maybin (MIA - LF,CF,RF) 359 171 239 202.2 29.9 351.0 -8.0
 
224 Lucas Duda (KC - 1B,DH) DL10 362 172 242 203.8 24.6 437.0 +75.0
 
225 Nick Williams (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 356 173 240 203.7 23.1 364.0 +8.0
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.
226 Joe Mauer (MIN - 1B) DL10 361 173 228 204.4 23.9 348.0 -13.0
 
227 Dustin Fowler (OAK - RF) 373 174 221 202.0 17.0 436.0 +63.0
 
228 Austin Hays (BAL - CF,RF) MiLB 377 179 264 211.2 30.4 374.0 -3.0
 
229 Hunter Renfroe (SD - RF) DL10 379 179 249 213.0 23.2 358.0 -21.0
 
230 Denard Span (TB - CF) 378 179 245 208.8 23.6 504.0 +126.0
 
231 Chris Owings (ARI - 2B,SS,RF) 388 180 260 217.3 28.6 318.0 -70.0
 
232 Austin Jackson (SF - LF,CF,RF) 385 182 287 238.7 43.3 652.0 +267.0
 
233 James McCann (DET - C) 389 183 257 221.7 30.3 368.0 -21.0
 
234 Curtis Granderson (TOR - LF,CF,RF) 412 185 238 208.5 18.8 345.0 -67.0
 
235 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (TOR - 2B,SS,LF) MiLB 387 186 253 219.5 33.5    
 
236 Jesse Winker (CIN - RF) 404 186 236 207.2 20.2 380.0 -24.0
 
237 Hunter Pence (SF - RF) DL10 397 187 299 230.6 37.6 326.0 -71.0
 
238 Aledmys Diaz (TOR - SS) DL10 393 188 215 200.3 10.5 527.0 +134.0
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.
239 Neil Walker (NYY - 1B,2B) 407 188 210 203.4 8.0 363.0 -44.0
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.
240 Logan Forsythe (LAD - 2B,3B) 409 189 244 216.5 27.5 377.0 -32.0
 
241 Joe Panik (SF - 2B) DL10 405 190 224 206.5 14.7 276.0 -129.0
 
242 Brandon Drury (NYY - 2B) MiLB 406 191 249 217.0 24.1 367.0 -39.0
 
243 Victor Martinez (DET - DH) 401 192 302 243.0 39.3 400.0 -1.0
 
244 Matt Wieters (WSH - C) DL10 410 192 240 216.0 24.0 359.0 -51.0
 
245 Nicky Delmonico (CWS - LF) DL10 413 195 276 235.0 31.8 497.0 +84.0
 
246 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE - LF,CF,RF) DL10 419 195 268 231.3 29.8 463.0 +44.0
 
247 Jorge Alfaro (PHI - C) 415 195 246 212.3 23.8 302.0 -113.0
 
248 Alex Avila (ARI - C,1B) 414 196 261 228.5 32.5 335.0 -79.0
Avila is struggling quite a bit and isn't playing every day. He is not ownable outside of 2-catcher leagues.
249 Tim Beckham (BAL - 2B,SS) DL60 418 198 261 212.8 24.2 286.0 -132.0
 
250 Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 425 199 258 239.0 23.6 544.0 +119.0
 
251 Joc Pederson (LAD - CF) 420 199 242 212.0 15.6 347.0 -73.0
 
252 Daniel Robertson (TB - 2B,3B,SS) 423 200 262 222.7 27.9 836.0 +413.0
 
253 Ketel Marte (ARI - SS) 422 202 263 217.2 23.2 360.0 -62.0
 
254 Yan Gomes (CLE - C) 426 202 250 226.0 24.0 473.0 +47.0
 
255 Alex Gordon (KC - LF,CF) 428 203 257 234.7 23.0 588.0 +160.0
 
256 Francisco Mejia (CLE - C,DH) 429 205 252 229.0 19.2 354.0 -75.0
 
257 Ben Zobrist (CHC - 2B,LF,RF) 448 208 248 232.7 17.6 306.0 -142.0
 
258 Gerardo Parra (COL - LF,RF) 437 209 249 233.5 15.0 440.0 +3.0
 
259 J.P. Crawford (PHI - 3B,SS) DL10 442 212 285 238.3 28.0 355.0 -87.0
 
260 Mikie Mahtook (DET - LF,CF,RF) MiLB 438 213 255 229.0 18.5 432.0 -6.0
 
261 Derek Dietrich (MIA - 1B,2B,3B) 446 214 284 249.0 35.0 567.0 +121.0
 
262 Jose Reyes (NYM - 2B,3B,SS) 447 216 277 246.5 30.5 356.0 -91.0
 
263 Dan Vogelbach (SEA - 1B) 453 217 251 234.0 17.0 598.0 +145.0
 
264 Kolten Wong (STL - 2B) 483 218 269 245.0 20.9 427.0 -56.0
 
265 Kyle Tucker (HOU - CF,RF) NRI 459 219 279 239.3 28.1 556.0 +97.0
 
266 Adrian Gonzalez (NYM - 1B) 456 219 269 246.0 20.6 548.0 +92.0
 
267 Jorge Polanco (MIN - SS) SUS 464 219 268 236.5 18.7 308.0 -156.0
 
268 Alcides Escobar (KC - SS) 473 222 289 253.7 27.5 438.0 -35.0
 
269 Matt Joyce (OAK - LF,RF) 460 223 294 256.7 29.1 550.0 +90.0
 
270 Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY - CF) DL60   223 255 239.0 16.0 448.0  
 
271 Jose Iglesias (DET - SS) 474 224 278 251.0 27.0 459.0 -15.0
 
272 Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF) 462 224 255 235.4 11.0 327.0 -135.0
 
273 Dixon Machado (DET - 2B,SS) 465 225 276 244.8 20.2 634.0 +169.0
 
274 Franklin Barreto (OAK - 2B,SS)   228 256 243.3 11.6 513.0  
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.
275 Jurickson Profar (TEX - LF) 509 229 298 270.0 29.6 589.0 +80.0
 
276 Raimel Tapia (COL - LF,RF) MiLB 468 231 258 245.3 11.1 453.0 -15.0
 
277 Clint Frazier (NYY - LF,RF) MiLB 467 231 257 242.0 9.6 532.0 +65.0
 
278 Russell Martin (TOR - C,3B) 469 232 292 253.0 27.6 329.0 -140.0
 
279 Albert Almora (CHC - CF) 471 237 266 250.0 11.6 480.0 +9.0
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.
280 Harrison Bader (STL - CF) 484 237 248 242.5 5.5 614.0 +130.0
 
281 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 472 239 282 255.0 19.2 366.0 -106.0
 
282 Martin Prado (MIA - 3B)   243 300 271.5 28.5 514.0  
 
283 Jon Jay (KC - LF,CF,RF) 496 243 267 255.0 12.0 679.0 +183.0
 
284 Wilmer Flores (NYM - 1B,2B,3B) 477 245 282 263.5 18.5 429.0 -48.0
Flores isn't playing enough to be started every week, but he is among the game's best hitters versus lefties and should be started every time he draws one. Beyond that, he is merely waiting for extra playing time, at which point he would need to be owned in every league.
285 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B) 481 246 287 261.7 18.1 565.0 +84.0
 
286 Steve Pearce (TOR - 1B,LF) DL10 497 246 274 260.0 14.0 623.0 +126.0
 
287 Matt Duffy (TB - 2B,3B,SS)   247 281 264.0 17.0 508.0  
 
288 Preston Tucker (ATL - LF,RF) 498 250 297 273.5 23.5 837.0 +339.0
 
289 Ben Gamel (SEA - LF,RF) 490 252 272 261.7 8.2 498.0 +8.0
 
290 Chase Headley (1B,3B) FA 487 253 279 266.0 13.0 403.0 -84.0
 
291 Keon Broxton (MIL - CF) MiLB 492 258 272 265.0 7.0 311.0 -181.0
 
292 Jorge Bonifacio (KC - LF,RF) RST 500 259 290 274.5 15.5 499.0 -1.0
 
293 Troy Tulowitzki (TOR - SS) DL60 493 259 278 268.5 9.5 321.0 -172.0
 
294 Raul Adalberto Mondesi (KC - 2B) MiLB 495 260 280 270.0 10.0 478.0 -17.0
 
295 Tyler Naquin (CLE - CF) DL10 502 262 292 277.0 15.0 817.0 +315.0
 
296 Brad Miller (TB - 2B) 499 265 293 279.0 14.0 512.0 +13.0
 
297 Ryan Flaherty (ATL - 2B) FA 503 274 277 275.5 1.5 522.0 +19.0
 
298 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 507 280 281 280.5 0.5 404.0 -103.0
 
299 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR - 3B) MiLB 510 291 294 292.5 1.5 540.0 +30.0
 
300 Dominic Smith (NYM - 1B) MiLB   295 296 295.5 0.5 523.0