2018 Fantasy Baseball ROS Rankings

Expert Consensus Ranking (15 of 15 Experts) -
Rank Player (Team, Position) Notes
1 Mike Trout (LAA - CF,DH) 1 4 1.3 0.8 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) 1 19 3.9 4.3 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) 2 12 5.4 2.5 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 Max Scherzer (WSH - SP) 2 15 7.5 3.5 11.0 +7.0
Like a fine wine, Scherzer gets better with age. He's putting up some of the best numbers of his career through the first third of the season, with a 1.92 ERA and 36.7% strikeout percentage. The nine wins certainly don't hurt, either. The veteran looks well on his way to yet another 200-plus inning season of utter dominance, and neither his age nor his workload appears to be able to stand in his way.
5 Jose Altuve (HOU - 2B) 2 24 8.8 7.9 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 (WSH - CF,RF) 4 19 10.1 5.1 6.0
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 Manny Machado (LAD - 3B,SS) 4 24 10.3 4.9 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.
8 J.D. Martinez (BOS - LF,RF,DH) 4 22 10.9 6.5 23.0 +15.0
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.
9 Freddie Freeman (ATL - 1B,3B) 3 20 11.5 4.1 19.0 +10.0
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.
10 Charlie Blackmon (COL - CF) 7 27 12.5 5.1 9.0 -1.0
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.
11 Corey Kluber (CLE - SP) 4 24 13.1 5.5 13.0 +2.0
What is there to say about Kluber at this point? If you draft him, you can feel pretty confident you're getting a sub-3.00 ERA, a sub-1.00 WHIP, plenty of strikeouts, and around 18 wins. The presence of Max Scherzer and perhaps Justin Verlander is the only thing keeping Kluber from being considered the consensus number one pitcher in all of fantasy. If you own him, just enjoy the 200-plus innings of elite production you should receive this year.
12 Jose Ramirez (CLE - 2B,3B) 2 41 13.1 10.3 22.0 +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.
13 Paul Goldschmidt (ARI - 1B) 6 29 13.2 6.4 7.0 -6.0
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.
14 Francisco Lindor (CLE - SS) 3 30 14.3 7.5 20.0 +6.0
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.
15 Trea Turner (WSH - SS) 4 25 14.3 6.1 4.0 -11.0
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.
16 Giancarlo Stanton (NYY - LF,RF,DH) 4 32 15.3 7.6 8.0 -8.0
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.
17 Carlos Correa (HOU - SS) 6 56 20.1 12.1 14.0 -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.
18 Justin Verlander (HOU - SP) 8 65 25.7 14.8 34.0 +16.0
In a long and illustrious career, at age-35, Verlander is simply better than he's ever been. He's essentially been unhittable for the first two months of the season, pitching to an insanely minuscule 1.08 ERA and a 0.71 WHIP, with the best strikeout and walk rates of his career. The Astros have some magic dust, that's for sure, and although there's bound to be some regression, it's hard not to be bullish on Verlander having a career year at this point.
19 Joey Votto (CIN - 1B) 9 86 26.4 17.5 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.
20 Anthony Rizzo (CHC - 1B,2B) 16 43 26.6 8.0 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.
21 Jacob deGrom (NYM - SP) 3 41 27.1 9.6 36.0 +15.0
deGrom avoided what looked to be a major injury after he hyperextended his elbow, but returned shortly thereafter and looks as dominant as ever. He's taken his game to the next level, pitching to a 1.75 ERA, a 1.01 WHIP, and an impressive 69 strikeouts in 51 1/3 innings through May 19. There are trade rumors abound, but regardless of where deGrom lands, he should continue to be an elite fantasy starter for the remainder of the season.
22 Chris Sale (BOS - SP) 5 250 28.5 59.4 12.0 -10.0
 
23 Clayton Kershaw (LAD - SP) 3 64 28.9 17.8 5.0 -18.0
Kershaw returned relatively quickly from his biceps injury, and pitched effectively against the Phillies, albeit with limited velocity. Immediately after the start, it was reported that he had back pain, and he was placed on the 10-day disabled list the next day. He's expected to miss more than a month, and, considering he has battled back injuries for several seasons, there's little to give fantasy owners confidence. There's not much you can do with Kershaw at this point - just hope that he returns and pitches well. But his long-term stock needs to be dropped significantly at this point, in light of his continued injury struggles.
24 George Springer (HOU - CF,RF,DH) 20 59 29.0 10.4 27.0 +3.0
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.
25 Kris Bryant (CHC - 3B,RF) 11 86 29.8 22.0 15.0 -10.0
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.
26 Luis Severino (NYY - SP) 11 69 30.8 14.4 32.0 +6.0
 
27 Andrew Benintendi (BOS - LF,CF) 10 75 32.0 16.4 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.
28 Aaron Judge (NYY - RF,DH) 13 166 32.3 37.1 18.0 -10.0
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.
29 Starling Marte (PIT - LF,CF) 17 65 34.4 11.0 53.0 +24.0
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.
30 Christian Yelich (MIL - LF,CF,RF) 17 57 36.5 11.9 42.0 +12.0
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.
31 Noah Syndergaard (NYM - SP) 15 64 36.9 12.0 28.0 -3.0
 
32 Cody Bellinger (LAD - 1B,LF,CF) 23 77 39.1 13.3 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.
33 Alex Bregman (HOU - 3B,SS) 15 81 41.6 20.0 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.
34 Rhys Hoskins (PHI - 1B,LF) 27 70 41.9 11.9 41.0 +7.0
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.
35 Brian Dozier (LAD - 2B) 26 99 43.8 19.7 30.0 -5.0
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.
36 Nelson Cruz (SEA - RF,DH) 14 72 44.5 14.6 52.0 +16.0
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.
37 Stephen Strasburg (WSH - SP) 21 79 44.9 18.7 25.0 -12.0
 
38 Anthony Rendon (WSH - 3B) 24 73 45.4 11.9 46.0 +8.0
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.
39 Justin Upton (LAA - LF,DH) 37 73 45.9 9.6 49.0 +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.
40 Dee Gordon (SEA - 2B,CF) 31 90 46.4 16.5 31.0 -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.
41 Khris Davis (OAK - LF,DH) 30 70 47.8 11.3 64.0 +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.
42 Carlos Carrasco (CLE - SP) 31 109 48.9 18.8 33.0 -9.0
 
43 Zack Greinke (ARI - SP) 29 98 51.1 17.4 43.0
 
44 Aaron Nola (PHI - SP) 24 97 51.7 20.1 62.0 +18.0
 
45 Gerrit Cole (HOU - SP) 15 139 52.2 38.1 74.0 +29.0
Even those hoping that Cole would take the next step with the Astros couldn't have seen this coming. His ERA has dropped dramatically from both his 2017 numbers and his career rate, and his strikeout percentage has gone through the roof. As expected, Cole has started to throw his fastball less, and it has made the rest of his pitches even more effective. He's in the early Cy Young conversation, for sure, and, at the very least, his fantasy owners are bound to make a big profit if he stays healthy.
46 Edwin Encarnacion (CLE - 1B,DH) 23 84 53.0 17.0 48.0 +2.0
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.
47 Ozzie Albies (ATL - 2B) 31 113 53.9 23.6 130.0 +83.0
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.
48 Lorenzo Cain (MIL - CF) 33 82 55.1 14.0 82.0 +34.0
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.
49 Marcell Ozuna (STL - LF) 32 96 58.7 20.8 45.0 -4.0
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.
50 James Paxton (SEA - SP) 35 110 61.3 20.8 72.0 +22.0
 
51 Jean Segura (SEA - SS) 36 122 61.7 20.5 75.0 +24.0
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.
52 Gary Sanchez (NYY - C,DH) 23 129 44.8 26.9 24.0 -28.0
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.
53 Craig Kimbrel (BOS - RP) 33 115 62.7 21.8 50.0 -3.0
 
54 A.J. Pollock (ARI - CF) 25 132 64.9 28.0 66.0 +12.0
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 Kenley Jansen (LAD - RP) 35 113 70.2 24.4 38.0 -17.0
Jansen is not going to lose his job so don't go picking up Josh Fields. You ought to be concerned, however, as his terrible performance may be a sign of something wrong with his arm. Sell him now if you still can for a good price.
56 Madison Bumgarner (SF - SP) 33 160 71.5 38.9 51.0 -5.0
 
57 Xander Bogaerts (BOS - SS) 47 109 71.8 16.2 69.0 +12.0
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.
58 Ronald Acuna (ATL - LF,CF) 23 147 75.7 37.7 114.0 +56.0
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.
59 Josh Donaldson (CLE - 3B,DH) 26 163 77.0 39.1 29.0 -30.0
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.
60 Javier Baez (CHC - 2B,3B,SS) 12 193 77.9 48.4 126.0 +66.0
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.
61 Travis Shaw (MIL - 3B) 58 131 78.1 18.4 85.0 +24.0
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.
62 Wil Myers (SD - 1B,LF,RF) 44 136 79.1 28.9 68.0 +6.0
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.
63 Tommy Pham (TB - LF,CF) 37 184 66.4 44.1 57.0 -6.0
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.
64 Nicholas Castellanos (DET - 3B,RF) 62 122 83.2 16.6 106.0 +42.0
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 Daniel Murphy (CHC - 1B,2B) 38 145 83.9 29.8 76.0 +11.0
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.
66 Andrew McCutchen (NYY - CF,RF) 53 125 84.1 24.0 79.0 +13.0
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.
67 Edwin Diaz (SEA - RP) 35 178 84.9 32.9 93.0 +26.0
 
68 Trevor Story (COL - SS) 48 162 87.4 36.0 101.0 +33.0
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.
69 Whit Merrifield (KC - 1B,2B,CF,RF,DH) 56 156 89.3 27.9 77.0 +8.0
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.
70 Aroldis Chapman (NYY - RP) 34 146 78.0 30.1 63.0 -7.0
 
71 Chris Archer (PIT - SP) 51 178 93.8 35.6 55.0 -16.0
 
72 Carlos Martinez (STL - SP) 37 223 93.9 58.8 54.0 -18.0
 
73 Eugenio Suarez (CIN - 3B) 35 192 95.7 46.5 194.0 +121.0
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.
74 Eric Hosmer (SD - 1B) 39 154 81.1 31.0 81.0 +7.0
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.
75 Charlie Morton (HOU - SP) 37 176 96.7 46.7 167.0 +92.0
 
76 Jose Berrios (MIN - SP) 40 399 106.8 86.0 99.0 +23.0
Berrios had four terrible starts and still somehow has a WHIP under 1.00. He will kill your team every now and then, but he is also on the verge of becoming a true ace. Don't be afraid to start him each time out. It will pay off in the long run.
77 Mike Moustakas (MIL - 3B,DH) 47 124 86.9 24.0 121.0 +44.0
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.
78 Jonathan Schoop (MIL - 2B) 33 210 87.9 53.9 61.0 -17.0
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.
79 Robbie Ray (ARI - SP) 49 191 102.9 37.7 47.0 -32.0
Ray owners have been worried that even when Ray returns from his oblique injury that he will struggle again. The reason he was struggling, however, may have been because he was pitching through it. Try to buy low now before he bounces back.
80 Blake Snell (TB - SP) 39 297 104.3 70.7 193.0 +113.0
 
81 Didi Gregorius (NYY - SS) 53 136 90.8 24.4 107.0 +26.0
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.
82 Trevor Bauer (CLE - SP) 40 162 90.9 38.4 128.0 +46.0
 
83 Dallas Keuchel (HOU - SP) 47 307 107.3 57.7 58.0 -25.0
 
84 Masahiro Tanaka (NYY - SP) 55 168 108.9 31.0 83.0 -1.0
 
85 Michael Brantley (CLE - LF,DH) 54 226 110.2 51.1 244.0 +159.0
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.
86 Kyle Hendricks (CHC - SP) 59 149 111.0 27.2 100.0 +14.0
 
87 Mitch Haniger (SEA - CF,RF) 61 212 111.3 53.7 237.0 +150.0
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.
88 Jose Quintana (CHC - SP) MiLB 54 186 112.7 40.0 67.0 -21.0
 
89 Ender Inciarte (ATL - CF) 63 141 99.6 22.5 125.0 +36.0
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.
90 Patrick Corbin (ARI - SP) 45 233 100.2 50.5 226.0 +136.0
 
91 Odubel Herrera (PHI - CF) 50 189 115.2 38.8 207.0 +116.0
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.
92 Nomar Mazara (TEX - LF,RF,DH) 68 184 115.3 32.7 157.0 +65.0
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.
93 Lance McCullers (HOU - SP) 69 209 119.3 45.9 113.0 +20.0
 
94 Willson Contreras (CHC - C) 68 175 107.4 26.8 60.0 -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.
95 Elvis Andrus (TEX - SS) 48 190 120.3 38.5 65.0 -30.0
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.
96 DJ LeMahieu (COL - 2B) 56 159 107.6 29.9 109.0 +13.0
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.
97 Joey Gallo (TEX - 1B,3B,LF) 75 167 107.6 26.6 105.0 +8.0
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.
98 Felipe Vazquez (PIT - RP) 65 178 122.7 29.7 88.0 -10.0
 
99 Jake Arrieta (PHI - SP) 76 209 124.1 34.9 86.0 -13.0
 
100 David Price (BOS - SP,RP) 44 201 125.1 41.5 96.0 -4.0
There will always be injury concerns with Price, as is common with pitchers as they age. With that said, he just twirled a complete game with 8 strikeouts and clearly has enough left in the tank that you ought to hang onto him for now.
101 Justin Turner (LAD - 3B) 47 340 127.9 68.1 95.0 -6.0
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.
102 Raisel Iglesias (CIN - RP) 77 173 125.6 26.8 102.0
 
103 Carlos Santana (PHI - 1B,RF) 55 185 116.9 35.6 144.0 +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.
104 Rafael Devers (BOS - 3B) 57 138 102.8 25.5 94.0 -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.
105 Cody Allen (CLE - RP) 103 164 129.2 18.8 87.0 -18.0
 
106 J.T. Realmuto (MIA - C,1B) 41 235 129.7 52.1 129.0 +23.0
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.
107 Scooter Gennett (CIN - 2B,3B,LF) 43 310 132.9 79.4 190.0 +83.0
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.
108 Alex Wood (LAD - SP) 72 222 132.7 40.1 98.0 -10.0
 
109 Matt Carpenter (STL - 1B,2B,3B) 19 370 139.6 93.0 145.0 +36.0
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
110 Brad Hand (CLE - RP) 64 208 135.1 41.6 118.0 +8.0
 
111 Jon Lester (CHC - SP) 95 223 135.5 34.5 97.0 -14.0
 
112 Ryan Braun (MIL - 1B,LF) 51 197 110.1 47.2 108.0 -4.0
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.
113 Matt Olson (OAK - 1B,RF) 49 166 124.1 30.6 120.0 +7.0
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.
114 Sean Doolittle (WSH - RP) 63 249 137.3 52.9 116.0 +2.0
 
115 Jameson Taillon (PIT - SP) 69 272 138.6 51.7 177.0 +62.0
 
116 Rougned Odor (TEX - 2B,DH) 66 216 127.5 48.6 136.0 +20.0
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.
117 Justin Smoak (TOR - 1B,DH) 66 200 127.8 36.0 137.0 +20.0
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.
118 Miles Mikolas (STL - SP) 74 309 141.7 78.1 317.0 +199.0
When Mikolas came over, there were plenty of question marks, but he has passed the test with flying colors. The only question now is whether he will make the all-star team or not.
119 Wade Davis (COL - RP) 103 223 141.9 31.0 112.0 -7.0
 
120 Shin-Soo Choo (TEX - LF,RF,DH) 62 208 142.6 39.9 256.0 +136.0
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.
121 Kyle Schwarber (CHC - LF) 76 193 131.6 33.1 156.0 +35.0
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.
122 Yasiel Puig (LAD - RF) 71 196 132.1 38.3 103.0 -19.0
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.
123 Mike Clevinger (CLE - SP,RP) 58 262 147.4 62.7 198.0 +75.0
 
124 Blake Treinen (OAK - RP) 66 247 147.5 58.9 178.0 +54.0
 
125 Kyle Seager (SEA - 3B) 67 242 124.2 49.2 122.0 -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.
126 Adrian Beltre (TEX - 3B,DH) 66 232 124.2 42.4 135.0 +9.0
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.
127 Ian Desmond (COL - 1B,LF) 37 277 129.8 67.1 127.0
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.
128 David Peralta (ARI - LF,RF) 73 237 154.9 41.5 280.0 +152.0
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.
129 Jose Martinez (STL - 1B,LF,RF) 58 321 147.4 78.8 281.0 +152.0
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.
130 Rich Hill (LAD - SP) 53 272 158.2 55.4 119.0 -11.0
You couldn't sell Hill and his 6.20 ERA for anything right now, and it wouldn't be wise to buy someone with so many question marks. Chances are, however, that he will post a great stretch of three or four starts at some point. When he does, you'll have a chance to sell high and should take advantage of it.
131 J.A. Happ (NYY - SP) 92 252 159.2 43.1 243.0 +112.0
 
132 Gleyber Torres (NYY - 2B,SS) 59 340 152.0 72.2 292.0 +160.0
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.
133 Adam Jones (BAL - CF,DH) 69 229 138.8 47.6 123.0 -10.0
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.
134 Dylan Bundy (BAL - SP) 75 254 160.4 49.8 176.0 +42.0
Bundy is so inconsistent thus far, and it seems as though he will be a frusterating one to own, but don't give up hope after three consecutive bad starts, it likely just means a handful of dominant ones are coming.
135 Zack Godley (ARI - SP) 94 302 161.0 46.4 111.0 -24.0
 
136 Rick Porcello (BOS - SP) 84 334 164.3 57.3 213.0 +77.0
 
137 Juan Soto (WSH - LF,RF) 39 198 97.7 54.8    
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.
138 Justin Bour (PHI - 1B) 90 281 156.6 56.7 188.0 +50.0
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.
139 Cesar Hernandez (PHI - 2B) 86 282 156.7 51.8 265.0 +126.0
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.
140 Ryan Zimmerman (WSH - 1B) 87 235 147.5 46.8 146.0 +6.0
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.
141 Michael Conforto (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 105 171 147.7 19.2 179.0 +38.0
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.
142 Adam Eaton (WSH - LF,CF,RF) 78 249 159.3 50.3 151.0 +9.0
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.
143 Luis Castillo (CIN - SP) 118 240 169.0 36.0 138.0 -5.0
Don't look now, but Castillo has now gone 18 innings with a 3.00 ERA and 22 strikeouts over his past three starts. The underlying numbers indicated that this was inevitable, so don't think of it as a fluke. In fact, you may still be able to buy him as a discount considering his ERA is still 6.02. He is a top 35 pitcher the rest of the way with considerable upside.
144 Jack Flaherty (STL - SP) 56 458 185.3 111.4 402.0 +258.0
When Alex Reyes was announced a starter upon his return, it seemed that Flaherty would be sent back down, but he is just pitching too well to lose his job. At this point, it seems that Luke Weaver is on the chopping block at that Flaherty will stay in the rotation.
145 Tim Anderson (CWS - SS) 95 270 151.1 43.5 225.0 +80.0
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.
146 Brett Gardner (NYY - LF,CF) 125 228 151.9 25.0 165.0 +19.0
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.
147 Andrelton Simmons (LAA - SS) 57 269 164.9 48.8 214.0 +67.0
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.
148 Sean Newcomb (ATL - SP) 72 366 184.3 90.7 361.0 +213.0
Newcomb has been sensational, especially over his last three scoreless starts. You may be tempted to "sell high" on him at this point, but it is not exactly a move we stand behind. What you are seeing of Newcomb is more than likely the real deal. He is a top 25 starting pitcher and should be regarded as such on the trade market.
149 Chris Taylor (LAD - 2B,SS,LF,CF) 84 263 166.6 49.2 110.0 -39.0
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.
150 Yoan Moncada (CWS - 2B) 111 242 158.5 39.3 147.0 -3.0
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.
151 Nick Markakis (ATL - RF) 43 380 172.4 103.3 379.0 +228.0
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.
152 Evan Gattis (HOU - C,DH) 52 297 171.9 69.6 150.0 -2.0
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.
153 Corey Knebel (MIL - RP) 87 339 184.9 73.6 73.0 -80.0
 
154 Billy Hamilton (CIN - CF) 69 265 165.8 69.6 71.0 -83.0
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.
155 Jeurys Familia (OAK - RP) 91 273 184.0 48.8 160.0 +5.0
 
156 Robinson Cano (SEA - 2B) 35 375 162.0 101.2 70.0 -86.0
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.
157 Jesus Aguilar (MIL - 1B) 66 220 128.0 43.6 606.0 +449.0
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.
158 Gio Gonzalez (MIL - SP) DL10 94 304 186.1 52.8 143.0 -15.0
 
159 Shohei Ohtani (LAA - SP,DH) 71 332 172.2 66.3 91.0 -68.0
 
160 Max Muncy (LAD - 1B,2B,3B,LF,RF) 69 209 131.0 53.7    
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.
161 Matt Kemp (LAD - LF,RF) 80 461 200.2 90.6 278.0 +117.0
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.
162 Jonathan Gray (COL - SP) MiLB 122 311 180.9 56.2 158.0 -4.0
 
163 Josh Bell (PIT - 1B) 97 268 161.1 52.9 175.0 +12.0
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.
164 Kenta Maeda (LAD - SP) 122 237 181.4 37.0 183.0 +19.0
 
165 Roberto Osuna (HOU - RP) 80 296 164.4 71.7 78.0 -87.0
Osuna was having another fantastic season before he was arrested on charges of assault and placed on administrative leave. As of the end of May, his status is completely up in the air, but it seems unlikely that he will pitch again anytime soon. He's still worth owning if you have a deep bench, but expect a lengthy suspension at this point.
166 Byron Buxton (MIN - CF) 55 257 164.7 50.4 59.0 -107.0
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.
167 Salvador Perez (KC - C,DH) 117 366 190.0 59.5 104.0 -63.0
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.
168 Bradley Boxberger (ARI - RP) 142 482 205.4 86.2 258.0 +90.0
Boxberger was in a three-man competition for the Diamondbacks' closer's role in Spring Training, won the job, and hasn't looked back. With Archie Bradley content in his setup role, Boxberger has thrived as the closer, putting up the best ERA of his career thus far. He has shown no chinks in the armor, and should continue to pile up saves for the foreseeable future.
169 Aaron Hicks (NYY - LF,CF,RF) 78 269 186.8 58.2 246.0 +77.0
 
170 Luke Weaver (STL - SP) 130 305 187.5 48.4 117.0 -53.0
It seemed for a while as though Weaver might be destined for the bullpen with Wainwright returning and Reyes coming shortly. Now that Waino is out for 60 days and Weaver is pitching better, he ought to still be owned in very single league.
171 Mike Foltynewicz (ATL - SP) 37 497 202.8 122.0 401.0 +230.0
 
172 Cole Hamels (CHC - SP) 107 300 198.5 56.9 191.0 +19.0
It seemed for a while that Hamels' career might be on the last wheel, but he appears to have reinvented himself this year. He looks terrific so this shouldn't be regarded as some short-term fluke.
173 Ken Giles (TOR - RP) 88 242 173.2 40.5 92.0 -81.0
 
174 Arodys Vizcaino (ATL - RP) 150 264 191.6 30.6 159.0 -15.0
 
175 Matt Chapman (OAK - 3B) 84 277 191.8 60.5 268.0 +93.0
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.
176 Delino DeShields (TEX - LF,CF) 100 260 173.8 40.9 172.0 -4.0
 
177 Josh Hader (MIL - RP) 80 401 203.4 89.2 284.0 +107.0
Hader has no chance at getting save opportunities because the Brewers insist on using him in the Andrew Miller role. With that being said, he needs to be owned and used in every league, as he offers virtually the same profile as Miller.
178 Ian Happ (CHC - 2B,3B,LF,CF,RF) 99 254 175.2 51.7 131.0 -47.0
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.
179 Corey Dickerson (PIT - LF,DH) 104 267 185.6 46.4 223.0 +44.0
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.
180 Paul DeJong (STL - 2B,SS) 121 294 179.8 50.9 149.0 -31.0
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.
181 Wilson Ramos (PHI - C,DH) 139 355 201.8 56.8 195.0 +14.0
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.
182 Walker Buehler (LAD - SP,RP) 74 364 196.4 68.9 413.0 +231.0
What we are seeing from Buehler is the real deal. He may not pitch 150 innings, but when he goes, he is a top 25 pitcher with the eventual upside to compete for Cy Young awards. He should be started regardless of the matchup or ballpark.
183 Nick Pivetta (PHI - SP) 93 417 223.2 100.7 489.0 +306.0
 
184 Yulieski Gurriel (HOU - 1B,3B,DH) 80 286 192.6 48.6 252.0 +68.0
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.
185 Yonder Alonso (CLE - 1B) 87 261 184.8 49.0 254.0 +69.0
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.
186 Yadier Molina (STL - C) 78 336 204.1 53.6 161.0 -25.0
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.
187 Yasmani Grandal (LAD - C) 80 401 202.3 73.3 235.0 +48.0
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.
188 Ross Stripling (LAD - SP,RP) 78 360 180.8 80.6 728.0 +540.0
 
189 Avisail Garcia (CWS - RF) 105 253 177.1 45.8 192.0 +3.0
 
190 Ian Kinsler (BOS - 2B) 83 258 188.5 48.0 169.0 -21.0
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.
191 Miguel Sano (MIN - 1B,3B,DH) 57 398 202.7 109.4 89.0 -102.0
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.
192 Adam Duvall (ATL - 1B,LF) 124 253 190.8 34.2 155.0 -37.0
 
193 Marcus Semien (OAK - SS) 152 245 199.6 28.0 251.0 +58.0
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.
194 Eduardo Escobar (ARI - 2B,3B,SS,DH) 73 356 204.2 84.9 392.0 +198.0
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.
195 Trey Mancini (BAL - 1B,LF) 112 271 176.9 44.0 168.0 -27.0
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.
196 Manuel Margot (SD - CF) 118 321 209.0 61.2 152.0 -44.0
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.
197 Brandon Nimmo (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 86 438 221.4 95.4 544.0 +347.0
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.
198 Jay Bruce (NYM - 1B,RF) 106 286 193.1 58.4 141.0 -57.0
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.
199 Miguel Andujar (NYY - 3B,DH) 68 345 207.2 78.1 365.0 +166.0
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.
200 Kevin Gausman (ATL - SP) 155 334 221.3 50.5 189.0 -11.0
 
201 Greg Bird (NYY - 1B) 138 310 198.4 53.4 171.0 -30.0
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.
202 Chase Anderson (MIL - SP) 111 299 214.8 50.5 164.0 -38.0
 
203 Eric Thames (MIL - 1B,LF,RF) 134 251 209.2 33.3 200.0 -3.0
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.
204 Domingo Santana (MIL - RF) 90 382 205.5 99.1 90.0 -114.0
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.
205 Sonny Gray (NYY - SP) MiLB 167 298 218.3 38.3 115.0 -90.0
 
206 Ryon Healy (SEA - 1B,3B,DH) 123 267 203.6 43.8 247.0 +41.0
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.
207 C.J. Cron (TB - 1B,DH) 88 301 204.0 67.0 428.0 +221.0
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.
208 Andrew Miller (CLE - RP) 143 301 212.3 42.7 187.0 -21.0
 
209 Max Kepler (MIN - CF,RF) 158 284 219.4 34.2 289.0 +80.0
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.
210 Stephen Piscotty (OAK - RF) 146 289 219.7 39.1 275.0 +65.0
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.
211 Steven Souza (ARI - RF) 121 254 205.1 45.2 196.0 -15.0
 
212 Keone Kela (PIT - RP) 122 320 221.8 54.5 343.0 +131.0
 
213 Maikel Franco (PHI - 3B) 151 353 212.5 56.8 234.0 +21.0
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.
214 Jonathan Villar (BAL - 2B,CF) 67 317 218.8 75.9 199.0 -15.0
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.
215 Jed Lowrie (OAK - 2B,3B) 100 421 221.7 74.1 491.0 +276.0
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.
216 Josh Reddick (HOU - LF,CF,RF) 142 264 211.1 38.8 253.0 +37.0
 
217 Asdrubal Cabrera (PHI - 2B,3B,SS) 151 364 234.8 67.3 301.0 +84.0
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.
218 Evan Longoria (SF - 3B) 93 347 218.0 76.9 180.0 -38.0
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.
219 Teoscar Hernandez (TOR - LF,RF) 170 308 216.4 42.1 449.0 +230.0
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.
220 Tanner Roark (WSH - SP) 106 343 243.5 58.0 231.0 +11.0
 
221 Andrew Heaney (LAA - SP) 96 383 207.6 75.9 477.0 +256.0
 
222 Bud Norris (STL - SP,RP) 93 324 226.5 63.5 467.0 +245.0
Greg Holland is back and pitching much better all of a sudden, but so long as Norris continues to excel as the Cardinals closer, there is no reason to expect them to give the job back to Holland.
223 Carlos Rodon (CWS - SP) 120 342 215.2 70.7 422.0 +199.0
 
224 Jose Peraza (CIN - 2B,SS) 126 282 219.0 55.2 239.0 +15.0
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.
225 Shane Greene (DET - RP) 171 331 238.8 42.9 219.0 -6.0
 
226 Tyson Ross (STL - SP) 103 366 233.8 75.6 384.0 +158.0
Many were wondering when Ross started pitching well if it was a fluke with his inevitable demise on the way. It was a correct question, but Ross has answered it with a resounding "no". It seems as though we can trust him at this point.
227 Tyler Skaggs (LAA - SP) 111 415 245.5 91.6 435.0 +208.0
You may be wondering if Skaggs is a fluke or due for regression. The answers are no and no. This is a former top 10 prospect with plenty of skill. He may never be a Cy Young contender, but we may be looking at a very good #2.
228 Vince Velasquez (PHI - SP) 137 376 253.1 72.9 419.0 +191.0
 
229 Carlos Gonzalez (COL - RF) 154 324 231.5 41.3 250.0 +21.0
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.
230 Hector Neris (PHI - RP) 167 266 215.6 34.1 153.0 -77.0
Neris wasn't having a great season, but was generally effective as the closer before Gabe Kapler decided that he wanted to mix it up in the ninth inning. Since that time, Neris has still been called upon in the ninth inning, but so have several other relievers, and this seems to be the rare case where a manager truly wants go with a committee approach. It's certainly conceivable that Neris will get the job back, but at this point, there's no real reason to hold him if you're in a roster crunch.
231 Kyle Gibson (MIN - SP) 114 490 255.4 110.3 482.0 +251.0
You may feel hesitant to believe in what Gibson has done this far, and who could blame you after a handful of mediocre years to start his career. All of the underlying numbers indicate that he production this far has been the real deal. He is a top 50 SP from this point on.
232 Fernando Rodney (OAK - RP) 171 294 232.3 37.9 209.0 -23.0
 
233 Blake Parker (LAA - RP) 114 313 239.2 60.7 230.0 -3.0
 
234 Eduardo Rodriguez (BOS - SP) DL10 104 389 247.6 71.6 352.0 +118.0
 
235 Jeimer Candelario (DET - 3B) 105 373 249.2 68.9 408.0 +173.0
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.
236 Todd Frazier (NYM - 3B) 176 323 236.6 37.9 241.0 +5.0
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.
237 Alex Colome (SEA - RP) 168 375 219.5 69.4 132.0 -105.0
Colome should straighten out his ratios a bit in the coming weeks and his job is safe, but there is still a possibility that the Rays trade him to be the setup man for some other team before long.
238 Starlin Castro (MIA - 2B) 173 299 229.3 41.3 300.0 +62.0
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.
239 Josh Harrison (PIT - 2B,3B,LF) 137 435 243.2 77.3 283.0 +44.0
 
240 Zach Britton (NYY - RP) 152 361 247.5 55.0 310.0 +70.0
Britton is available in 50% of leagues right now. If this is your league, stop what you are doing and pick him up now. He is among the best DL stashes in fantasy baseball and will be back before you know it.
241 Julio Teheran (ATL - SP) 189 333 245.3 41.1 204.0 -37.0
 
242 Chris Devenski (HOU - RP) 142 317 239.5 56.6 293.0 +51.0
Devenski won't finish the season with 20 saves, but he should get more than a handful plus all of the help he offers in the ratio categories and strikeouts. He ought to be owned in every league.
243 Seranthony Dominguez (PHI - SP,RP) 127 253 185.7 49.2    
 
244 Jake Junis (KC - SP) 126 377 260.2 67.0 414.0 +170.0
 
245 Kevin Pillar (TOR - CF) 159 353 243.6 53.5 299.0 +54.0
 
246 Kevin Kiermaier (TB - CF) 142 446 255.6 93.6 173.0 -73.0
 
247 Drew Pomeranz (BOS - SP) 197 310 242.2 36.2 201.0 -46.0
 
248 Eduardo Nunez (BOS - 2B,3B,SS,LF,DH) 116 360 257.5 70.2 142.0 -106.0
 
249 Yangervis Solarte (TOR - 2B,3B,SS) 142 365 241.6 67.2 271.0 +22.0
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.
250 Kyle Barraclough (WSH - RP) 151 367 249.5 73.0 417.0 +167.0
Barraclough has not been the best reliever in baseball, but he may be the next in line to get a closers job. Ziegler is not pitching all that well and Barraclough may be the best reliever in the Marlins' pen.
251 Mitch Moreland (BOS - 1B) 157 413 256.2 80.7 492.0 +241.0
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.
252 Michael Taylor (WSH - CF) 180 318 239.9 35.0 238.0 -14.0
 
253 Mike Zunino (SEA - C) 201 367 256.5 56.9 181.0 -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.
254 Jackie Bradley (BOS - CF,RF) 178 390 262.2 60.4 248.0 -6.0
 
255 A.J. Minter (ATL - RP) 121 387 249.1 100.1 340.0 +85.0
Vizcaino may only have one save to his name, but he has been quite good for the Braves thus far. Minter may have more upside, but until the job is lost, you can expect Minter to remain as a non-closer.
256 Brad Brach (ATL - RP) 212 363 263.0 42.9 205.0 -51.0
 
257 Brandon Crawford (SF - SS) 185 373 273.6 66.7 277.0 +20.0
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.
258 Shane Bieber (CLE - SP) 125 337 210.0 70.1    
 
259 Kole Calhoun (LAA - RF) 112 425 264.0 90.8 269.0 +10.0
 
260 Addison Russell (CHC - SS) RST 199 269 243.8 22.0 228.0 -32.0
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.
261 Randal Grichuk (TOR - LF,CF,RF) 116 350 252.3 60.0 298.0 +37.0
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.
262 Scott Kingery (PHI - 2B,3B,SS) 135 347 249.3 59.0 227.0 -35.0
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.
263 Marwin Gonzalez (HOU - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF) 101 456 284.3 95.7 133.0 -130.0
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.
264 Joey Lucchesi (SD - SP) 164 443 271.9 71.8 810.0 +546.0
 
265 Francisco Cervelli (PIT - C) 157 399 271.4 81.9 496.0 +231.0
 
266 Dansby Swanson (ATL - SS) 99 382 271.0 83.8 287.0 +21.0
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.
267 Orlando Arcia (MIL - SS) 144 336 240.3 54.8 197.0 -70.0
 
268 Marco Gonzales (SEA - SP) 154 474 252.4 99.3 396.0 +128.0
 
269 Dellin Betances (NYY - RP) 157 320 256.3 48.4 240.0 -29.0
 
270 Hunter Strickland (SF - RP) 164 455 286.2 92.6 668.0 +398.0
Strickland has pitched well enough that he just might keep the job when Melancon comes back off the DL. Don't count on it, but hang onto him until he officially loses the closer role.
271 Matt Davidson (CWS - 1B,3B,DH) 132 360 264.3 66.9 433.0 +162.0
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.
272 Jason Kipnis (CLE - 2B,CF,DH) 188 289 252.8 37.2 206.0 -66.0
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.
273 Kendrys Morales (TOR - 1B,DH) 153 428 277.6 82.6 282.0 +9.0
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.
274 Archie Bradley (ARI - RP) 174 405 277.8 58.1 184.0 -90.0
 
275 Jake Bauers (TB - 1B,LF) 107 286 211.6 67.6 575.0 +300.0
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.
276 Scott Schebler (CIN - CF,RF) 202 319 254.2 38.1 344.0 +68.0
 
277 Chris Davis (BAL - 1B) 169 285 239.1 42.1 210.0 -67.0
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.
278 Jacob Faria (TB - SP) 161 385 273.1 58.4 217.0 -61.0
Faria is struggling with his command enough that his season-long ERA is now above 5.00. There will be some great starts mixed in between, but for now, he needs to be regarded as a streamer only until he straightens those issues out.
279 Freddy Peralta (MIL - SP) 151 311 220.2 54.9    
You saw Peralta's debut with 13 strikeouts, and while he was phenomenal in the minor leagues (160 Ks in 120 IP last season), there are some concerns as well. He could stand to improve his command a great deal. Think of him as a rookie year Jose Berrios. Loads of potential, but more than likely a disaster waiting to happen.
280 Ryan McMahon (COL - 1B,2B,3B) 186 395 265.4 53.9 309.0 +29.0
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.
281 Kirby Yates (SD - RP) 133 457 302.4 127.0 475.0 +194.0
 
282 Welington Castillo (CWS - C) 194 362 261.9 56.7 208.0 -74.0
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.
283 Hyun-Jin Ryu (LAD - SP) 150 392 285.9 77.9 411.0 +128.0
 
284 Mallex Smith (TB - LF,CF,RF) 131 349 264.0 70.6 349.0 +65.0
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.
285 Sergio Romo (TB - SP,RP) 149 427 269.8 120.1 637.0 +352.0
 
286 Hector Rondon (HOU - RP) 163 392 253.3 73.9 636.0 +350.0
 
287 Steven Matz (NYM - SP) 187 459 299.1 76.9 332.0 +45.0
 
288 Tim Beckham (BAL - 2B,3B,SS) 165 365 274.5 73.9 286.0 -2.0
 
289 Jedd Gyorko (STL - 1B,2B,3B,SS) 176 455 277.4 81.9 423.0 +134.0
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.
290 Austin Meadows (TB - LF,CF,RF) 149 261 213.5 40.7 466.0 +176.0
 
291 Lance Lynn (NYY - SP) 201 366 270.0 47.9 215.0 -76.0
 
292 Greg Holland (WSH - RP) 187 364 266.6 60.8 202.0 -90.0
Even if Greg Holland begins pitching well again at some point, there is no expecation that Bud Norris is going to just hand over the closer job. Think of Holland as a long shot at getting double-digit saves this season.
293 Tyler Glasnow (TB - SP,RP) 124 369 260.8 83.1 445.0 +152.0
Glasnow has had a few implosions, but he still needs to be owned if you've got fairly deep bench. His upside is through the roof and let's not forget that he was the best pitcher in the minors last season. It may only be a matter of time until he rejoins the Pirates rotation where he could take off.
294 Reynaldo Lopez (CWS - SP) 207 379 287.6 59.0 390.0 +96.0
Lopez has been unbelievable over the first quarter of the season. While he hasn't yet slowed down, all underlying factors indicate that we can expect some jumps north in the ratio department. With that said, he is without a doubt a quality pitcher and should not be cut if he begins to struggle for a stretch.
295 Joakim Soria (MIL - RP) 153 337 273.7 55.0 338.0 +43.0
 
296 Nathan Eovaldi (BOS - SP) 136 466 248.0 154.2 439.0 +143.0
 
297 Mark Melancon (SF - RP) 216 368 280.7 49.1 166.0 -131.0
 
298 Willie Calhoun (TEX - LF) 158 384 288.5 71.3 297.0 -1.0
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.
299 Chad Green (NYY - RP) 195 404 281.8 59.4 264.0 -35.0
Chad Green is right up there with the best relief pitchers in baseball. He doesn't offer anything in terms of saves, but needs to be owned and used in every league.
300 German Marquez (COL - SP) MiLB 152 446 295.6 87.5 386.0 +86.0
 
301 Matt Adams (STL - 1B,LF) 192 355 261.5 55.5 569.0 +268.0
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.
302 Domingo German (NYY - SP,RP) MiLB 172 463 275.4 99.4    
 
303 Lewis Brinson (MIA - LF,CF) 214 432 292.6 64.4 272.0 -31.0
 
304 Jake Odorizzi (MIN - SP) 179 448 296.0 79.5 259.0 -45.0
 
305 Trevor Cahill (OAK - SP,RP) 206 338 268.1 45.9 629.0 +324.0
 
306 Lucas Giolito (CWS - SP) 162 454 288.1 76.5 218.0 -88.0
 
307 Adam Ottavino (COL - RP) 188 413 258.3 91.7 828.0 +521.0
Ottavino has been a dominator thus far, but let's try not to get too excited about a non-closer in Coors Field. The strikeouts might stick around, but those ratios are about to take a beating one of these days.
308 David Dahl (COL - LF,CF,RF) 201 405 287.8 58.8 260.0 -48.0
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.
309 Brad Peacock (HOU - SP,RP) 219 444 300.9 67.3 236.0 -73.0
Don't be so quick to give up on Peacock, just because he isn't starting doesn't mean he isn't extremely useful. Relievers who pile up the Ks and help in both ratio categories while qualifying as a starting pitcher are a rare breed.
310 Fernando Romero (MIN - SP,RP) 193 375 279.5 70.3 820.0 +510.0
 
311 Brian McCann (HOU - C) DL10 240 388 289.8 49.0 221.0 -90.0
 
312 Will Smith (SF - SP,RP) 152 294 215.3 59.0    
 
313 Ryan Tepera (TOR - RP) 173 402 294.0 83.4 657.0 +344.0
 
314 Harrison Bader (STL - LF,CF,RF) 101 408 268.3 110.5 614.0 +300.0
 
315 Raul Adalberto Mondesi (KC - 2B,SS) 95 474 316.0 128.4 478.0 +163.0
 
316 Kyle Freeland (COL - SP,RP) 170 405 267.3 86.5 602.0 +286.0
 
317 Aaron Sanchez (TOR - SP) 238 354 291.3 40.5 174.0 -143.0
 
318 Junior Guerra (MIL - SP,RP) 181 470 289.3 116.4 792.0 +474.0
 
319 David Robertson (NYY - RP) 188 458 316.8 78.4 257.0 -62.0
 
320 Marco Estrada (TOR - SP) 152 382 308.1 68.3 296.0 -24.0
 
321 Zach Eflin (PHI - SP,RP) 147 242 194.5 47.5    
 
322 Jurickson Profar (TEX - 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF) 184 477 315.0 123.1 589.0 +267.0
 
323 Mychal Antonio Givens (BAL - RP) 157 410 292.5 79.3 421.0 +98.0
 
324 Wily Peralta (KC - SP,RP) 197 202 199.5 2.5    
 
325 Luke Gregerson (STL - RP) DL60 178 362 287.4 54.2 303.0 -22.0
 
326 Gerardo Parra (COL - LF,RF) 145 411 322.4 84.1 440.0 +114.0
 
327 Jordan Hicks (STL - SP,RP) 182 348 274.0 69.8 616.0 +289.0
 
328 Jorge Polanco (MIN - SS) 199 398 318.3 69.5 308.0 -20.0
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.
329 Aaron Altherr (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 223 352 289.3 39.2 314.0 -15.0
 
330 Trevor Hildenberger (MIN - RP) 191 496 304.3 136.3 539.0 +209.0
 
331 Joc Pederson (LAD - LF,CF) 192 366 301.8 53.0 347.0 +16.0
 
332 Joe Jimenez (DET - RP) 195 409 293.2 71.6 442.0 +110.0
 
333 Hanley Ramirez (1B,DH) FA 219 372 275.8 60.0 274.0 -59.0
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.
334 Dustin Fowler (OAK - CF,RF) 228 490 327.8 77.7 436.0 +102.0
 
335 Lucas Duda (ATL - 1B,DH) 242 398 298.7 53.5 437.0 +102.0
 
336 Amed Rosario (NYM - SS) 211 342 297.8 40.0 273.0 -63.0
 
337 Robert Gsellman (NYM - SP,RP) 217 273 248.0 23.3 654.0 +317.0
 
338 Denard Span (SEA - LF,CF,DH) 214 327 279.2 43.2 504.0 +166.0
 
339 Joe Panik (SF - 2B) 214 395 313.6 58.1 276.0 -63.0
 
340 Scott Alexander (LAD - RP) MiLB 208 433 294.7 98.9 743.0 +403.0
 
341 Matt Shoemaker (LAA - SP) 237 317 276.6 34.3 418.0 +77.0
 
342 Albert Almora (CHC - CF) 246 397 317.8 56.8 480.0 +138.0
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.
343 Cameron Bedrosian (LAA - RP) 202 343 297.9 47.7 262.0 -81.0
 
344 Trevor Williams (PIT - SP,RP) 167 387 308.0 90.1 458.0 +114.0
 
345 CC Sabathia (NYY - SP) 170 390 312.0 78.8 290.0 -55.0
 
346 Jonathan Lucroy (OAK - C) 245 423 326.1 57.6 216.0 -130.0
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.
347 Robinson Chirinos (TEX - C) 232 408 310.9 53.5 294.0 -53.0
 
348 Jose Alvarado (TB - RP) 166 359 262.5 96.5 821.0 +473.0
 
349 Drew Steckenrider (MIA - RP) 203 342 285.5 55.2 443.0 +94.0
 
350 Tyler Anderson (COL - SP) MiLB 188 488 333.4 97.9 483.0 +133.0
 
351 Ketel Marte (ARI - 2B,SS) 250 450 319.5 62.1 360.0 +9.0
 
352 Mike Fiers (OAK - SP) 211 271 241.0 30.0 595.0 +243.0
 
353 Mike Minor (TEX - SP,RP) 241 403 317.8 54.0 395.0 +42.0
 
354 Tyler Clippard (TOR - RP) 231 453 318.0 86.6    
 
355 Zach Davies (MIL - SP) 186 447 329.8 78.9 263.0 -92.0
 
356 Tyler Mahle (CIN - SP) 228 481 332.7 75.8 434.0 +78.0
 
357 Hunter Pence (SF - LF,RF) 245 429 319.3 77.7 326.0 -31.0
 
358 Nicholas Kingham (PIT - SP) 192 434 320.7 99.4    
 
359 Cameron Maybin (SEA - LF,CF,RF) 244 434 322.0 60.8 351.0 -8.0
 
360 Austin Jackson (NYM - LF,CF,RF) 196 482 372.0 125.7 652.0 +292.0
 
361 Neil Walker (NYY - 1B,2B,3B) 253 388 313.9 46.4 363.0 +2.0
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.
362 Mike Leake (SEA - SP) 218 372 304.6 53.8 399.0 +37.0
 
363 Jose Pirela (SD - 1B,2B,LF,RF) 227 399 321.6 53.5 406.0 +43.0
 
364 Austin Hedges (SD - C) 256 397 301.4 50.8 291.0 -73.0
 
365 Alex Cobb (BAL - SP) 226 377 311.1 42.9 233.0 -132.0
 
366 Felix Hernandez (SEA - SP) 207 453 333.9 69.3 242.0 -124.0
 
367 Nate Jones (CWS - RP) 251 411 321.5 50.2 331.0 -36.0
 
368 Jeremy Jeffress (MIL - RP) 206 361 283.5 77.5    
 
369 Tyler Chatwood (CHC - SP,RP) MiLB 213 368 309.3 45.0 232.0 -137.0
 
370 Jerad Eickhoff (PHI - SP) 233 485 353.0 81.0 431.0 +61.0
 
371 Travis Jankowski (SD - LF,CF,RF) 212 387 299.5 87.5    
 
372 Nick Williams (PHI - LF,CF,RF) 248 435 330.6 56.9 364.0 -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.
373 Alen Hanson (SF - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 248 295 272.0 19.2 809.0 +436.0
 
374 Brian Anderson (MIA - 3B,RF) 216 406 321.7 79.0 565.0 +191.0
 
375 Nicky Delmonico (CWS - LF) 219 469 352.0 90.4 497.0 +122.0
 
376 Matt Harvey (CIN - SP) MiLB 220 416 345.4 67.5 285.0 -91.0
 
377 Carlos Gomez (TB - CF,RF) 244 415 326.0 49.7 372.0 -5.0
 
378 Forrest Whitley (HOU - SP) MiLB 221 448 334.5 113.5 573.0 +195.0
 
379 Anthony DeSclafani (CIN - SP) 221 371 316.2 52.0 469.0 +90.0
 
380 Tucker Barnhart (CIN - C) 244 392 320.8 60.8 371.0 -9.0
 
381 Dominic Leone (STL - RP) DL60 236 348 291.0 45.7 267.0 -114.0
 
382 Alexander Claudio (TEX - RP) 254 351 308.3 35.3 266.0 -116.0
 
383 Jaime Barria (LAA - SP) 234 292 263.0 29.0    
 
384 Chris Iannetta (COL - C) 258 406 310.8 58.3 279.0 -105.0
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.
385 Curtis Granderson (MIL - LF,CF,RF,DH) 227 433 341.0 54.5 345.0 -40.0
 
386 C.J. Edwards (CHC - RP) MiLB 229 413 351.1 51.1 353.0 -33.0
 
387 Jason Heyward (CHC - CF,RF) 263 395 331.4 45.7 327.0 -60.0
 
388 Yandy Diaz (CLE - 3B) 262 269 265.5 3.5 572.0 +184.0
 
389 Kurt Suzuki (ATL - C) 262 402 328.2 54.0 339.0 -50.0
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.
390 Willy Adames (TB - 2B,SS) 233 396 314.5 81.5 560.0 +170.0
 
391 Colin Moran (PIT - 1B,3B) 267 487 336.3 74.5 441.0 +50.0
 
392 Derek Fisher (HOU - LF,CF,RF) 263 427 316.5 65.6 455.0 +63.0
 
393 Jon Jay (ARI - LF,CF,RF,DH) 236 457 376.3 99.6 679.0 +286.0
 
394 Austin Barnes (LAD - C,2B) 244 472 368.2 70.6 229.0 -165.0
 
395 Devon Travis (TOR - 2B) 270 399 337.3 46.5 337.0 -58.0
 
396 Mark Reynolds (WSH - 1B) 249 362 305.5 56.5 425.0 +29.0
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.
397 Chris Owings (ARI - 2B,SS,CF,RF) 274 447 362.3 68.4 318.0 -79.0
 
398 Joe Mauer (MIN - 1B,DH) 251 377 324.5 43.5 348.0 -50.0
 
399 Mac Williamson (SF - LF,RF) 261 484 345.3 98.8 784.0 +385.0
 
400 Brad Ziegler (RP) RET 276 351 314.0 26.8 325.0 -75.0
 
401 Tony Watson (SF - RP) 263 488 384.3 80.2 362.0 -39.0
 
402 Derek Dietrich (MIA - 1B,2B,3B,LF) 263 478 365.4 70.9 567.0 +165.0
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.
403 J.P. Crawford (PHI - 3B,SS) 270 479 359.6 64.0 355.0 -48.0
 
404 Johan Camargo (ATL - 2B,3B,SS) 266 445 363.7 74.0 506.0 +102.0
 
405 Tyler Flowers (ATL - C) 266 404 363.6 50.5 366.0 -39.0
 
406 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (TOR - 3B) MiLB 268 489 378.5 110.5 540.0 +134.0
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.
407 Mark Canha (OAK - 1B,LF,CF,RF) 268 430 349.0 81.0    
 
408 Mikie Mahtook (DET - LF,CF,RF) 271 428 356.0 64.8 432.0 +24.0
 
409 Jose Bautista (PHI - 3B,LF,RF) 275 483 375.0 85.1 357.0 -52.0
 
410 Franmil Reyes (SD - LF,RF) 275 422 348.5 73.5    
 
411 Chris Stratton (SF - SP) 276 462 376.2 57.5 464.0 +53.0
 
412 Hunter Renfroe (SD - LF,RF) 278 426 353.8 49.2 358.0 -54.0
 
413 Erasmo Ramirez (SEA - SP,RP) 278 359 318.5 40.5 526.0 +113.0
 
414 Addison Reed (MIN - RP) 281 409 331.1 36.2 295.0 -119.0
 
415 Keon Broxton (MIL - CF) MiLB 282 464 373.0 91.0 311.0 -104.0
 
416 Austin Hays (BAL - CF,RF) DL60 283 452 356.3 60.8 374.0 -42.0
 
417 Yan Gomes (CLE - C) 285 332 308.5 23.5 473.0 +56.0
 
418 Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE - LF,CF,RF) DL60 286 459 387.8 69.1 463.0 +45.0
 
419 Tom Murphy (COL - C) MiLB 288 468 370.0 74.4 578.0 +159.0
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.
420 Jacob Barnes (MIL - RP) 293 487 376.7 81.4 609.0 +189.0
 
421 Logan Forsythe (MIN - 2B,3B) 293 465 375.0 61.0 377.0 -44.0
 
422 Matt Albers (MIL - RP) 294 491 394.8 80.2    
 
423 Ian Kennedy (KC - SP) 294 450 388.0 65.3 487.0 +64.0
 
424 Jason Vargas (NYM - SP) 295 346 320.5 25.5 320.0 -104.0
 
425 Jim Johnson (LAA - RP) 297 367 332.0 35.0 647.0 +222.0
 
426 Brad Miller (MIL - 1B,2B,SS,DH) DFA 299 494 392.2 78.8 512.0 +86.0
 
427 Ryan Madson (LAD - RP) 299 374 341.3 29.8 319.0 -108.0
 
428 Matt Joyce (OAK - LF,RF,DH) 300 495 388.3 80.7 550.0 +122.0
 
429 Ivan Nova (PIT - SP) 301 455 354.7 49.8 376.0 -53.0
 
430 Seth Lugo (NYM - SP,RP) 302 420 368.7 49.4 563.0 +133.0
 
431 Jorge Alfaro (PHI - C) 306 444 361.2 49.5 302.0 -129.0
 
432 Kolten Wong (STL - 2B) 307 460 377.5 56.1 427.0 -5.0
 
433 Brandon Drury (TOR - 2B,3B) DL60 308 468 369.2 55.7 367.0 -66.0
 
434 Victor Martinez (DET - DH) 308 386 332.0 31.4 400.0 -34.0
 
435 Aledmys Diaz (TOR - 3B,SS) 311 376 343.5 32.5 527.0 +92.0
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.
436 Clayton Richard (SD - SP) DL60 312 483 365.0 68.9 479.0 +43.0
 
437 Jhoulys Chacin (MIL - SP) 312 457 361.3 57.4 383.0 -54.0
 
438 Francisco Mejia (SD - C,DH) 315 394 361.3 30.2 354.0 -84.0
 
439 Freddy Galvis (SD - SS) 315 379 342.0 24.5 446.0 +7.0
 
440 Daniel Mengden (OAK - SP) 319 450 373.0 44.7 462.0 +22.0
 
441 Yoshihisa Hirano (ARI - RP) 320 489 389.0 59.2 394.0 -47.0
 
442 Anthony Swarzak (NYM - RP) 325 414 372.0 36.5 465.0 +23.0
 
443 Mike Montgomery (CHC - SP,RP) 326 426 371.7 41.3 378.0 -65.0
 
444 Josh Tomlin (CLE - SP,RP) 326 380 353.0 27.0 503.0 +59.0
 
445 Steven Wright (BOS - SP,RP) DL10 326 330 328.0 2.0 476.0 +31.0
 
446 Ben Zobrist (CHC - 2B,LF,RF) 327 402 364.5 37.5 306.0 -140.0
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.
447 Victor Robles (WSH - RF) 329 356 342.5 13.5 375.0 -72.0
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.
448 James McCann (DET - C) 330 436 386.7 43.6 368.0 -80.0
 
449 Pat Neshek (PHI - RP) 330 374 352.0 22.0 324.0 -125.0
 
450 Chase Headley (1B,3B) FA 332 473 402.5 70.5 403.0 -47.0
 
451 Jaime Garcia (CHC - SP) MiLB 333 498 415.5 82.5 334.0 -117.0
 
452 Alex Gordon (KC - LF,CF) 333 437 385.0 52.0 588.0 +136.0
 
453 Sam Dyson (SF - RP) 338 464 382.5 39.9 486.0 +33.0
 
454 Yolmer Sanchez (CWS - 2B,3B) 339 440 375.5 32.6 474.0 +20.0
 
455 Will Harris (HOU - RP) MiLB 340 433 386.5 46.5 328.0 -127.0
 
456 Dan Vogelbach (SEA - 1B,DH) 343 414 382.0 29.4 598.0 +142.0
 
457 Dixon Machado (DET - 2B,SS) DFA 343 380 361.5 18.5 634.0 +177.0
 
458 Brandon Finnegan (CIN - SP) 344 358 351.0 7.0 520.0 +62.0
 
459 Collin McHugh (HOU - SP,RP) 346 449 414.7 48.6 409.0 -50.0
 
460 Kyle Tucker (HOU - LF,CF,RF) 346 418 382.0 36.0 556.0 +96.0
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.
461 Tyler Lyons (STL - RP) DFA 350 423 386.5 36.5 410.0 -51.0
 
462 Yonny Chirinos (TB - SP,RP) MiLB 361 497 434.8 49.7 799.0 +337.0
 
463 Dillon Peters (MIA - SP) MiLB 365 470 417.5 52.5 619.0 +156.0
 
464 Russell Martin (TOR - C,3B) 366 492 414.0 47.1 329.0 -135.0
 
465 Amir Garrett (CIN - SP,RP) 368 466 403.3 44.4 507.0 +42.0
 
466 Pedro Baez (LAD - RP) 374 419 396.5 22.5 688.0 +222.0
 
467 Luis Valbuena (1B,3B) FA 378 427 402.5 24.5 509.0 +42.0
 
468 Brandon Maurer (KC - RP) 383 441 412.0 29.0 649.0 +181.0
 
469 Jacoby Jones (DET - LF,CF) 385 442 413.5 28.5    
 
470 Carson Fulmer (CWS - SP) 385 439 412.0 27.0 533.0 +63.0
 
471 Ben Gamel (SEA - LF,RF) 385 430 414.5 17.4 498.0 +27.0
 
472 Steve Cishek (CHC - RP) 393 424 409.7 12.8 558.0 +86.0
 
473 Alcides Escobar (KC - SS,CF) 393 412 402.5 9.5 438.0 -35.0
 
474 Juan Minaya (CWS - RP) 395 447 421.0 26.0 389.0 -85.0
 
475 Jordy Mercer (PIT - SS) DL10 397 437 417.0 20.0 518.0 +43.0
 
476 Brandon Kintzler (CHC - RP) MiLB 400 485 442.5 42.5 305.0 -171.0
 
477 Alex Avila (ARI - C,1B) 400 445 422.5 22.5 335.0 -142.0
Avila is struggling quite a bit and isn't playing every day. He is not ownable outside of 2-catcher leagues.
478 Wei-Yin Chen (MIA - SP) 412 500 456.0 44.0 803.0 +325.0
 
479 Seung-Hwan Oh (COL - RP) 414 430 422.0 8.0 330.0 -149.0
 
480 Hernan Perez (MIL - 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF) 471 475 473.0 2.0 404.0 -76.0
 
481 Adam Frazier (PIT - 2B,LF,RF) 480 492 486.0 6.0 493.0 +12.0