Hitter List 7/11: Ranking the Top 150 Hitters To Own ROS

Rank Change Hitter Position(s) Previous Best Worst
1 - Mike Trout OF 1 1 1
2 - Mookie Betts OF 2 2 9
3 - Jose Altuve 2B 3 2 8
4 - Jose Ramirez 2B, 3B 4 4 17
5 - Nolan Arenado 3B 5 3 5
6 - Freddie Freeman 1B, 3B 6 6 11
7 +1 Aaron Judge OF 8 7 13
8 +1 Francisco Lindor SS 9 8 21
9 +1 J. D. Martinez OF 10 9 20
10 -3 Manny Machado 3B, SS 7 7 15
11 +6 Giancarlo Stanton OF 17 11 25
12 -1 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 11 5 29
13 +2 Andrew Benintendi OF 15 13 36
14 +2 Trea Turner SS 16 3 16
15 -2 Bryce Harper OF 13 3 15
16 +2 Carlos Correa SS 18 12 22
17 -5 Charlie Blackmon OF 12 5 17
18 -4 George Springer OF 14 14 22
19 +1 Starling Marte OF 20 19 45
20 +6 Alex Bregman 3B, SS 26 20 45
21 -2 Nelson Cruz DH 19 19 36
22 -1 Christian Yelich OF 21 20 37
23 -1 Jean Segura SS 22 22 58
24 -1 Ozzie Albies 2B 23 23 50
25 -1 Kris Bryant 3B 24 10 28
26 -1 Joey Votto 1B 25 6 26
27 - Eddie Rosario OF 27 27 108
28 - Anthony Rizzo 1B, 2B 28 16 28
29 - Edwin Encarnacion 1B 29 19 30
30 +2 Trevor Story SS 32 30 102
31 +2 Javier Baez 2B, SS 33 31 133
32 +6 Eugenio Suarez 3B 38 32 121
33 +1 Xander Bogaerts SS 34 33 49
34 -4 Jose Abreu 1B 30 20 34
35 - Marcell Ozuna OF 35 31 48
36 - Khris Davis OF 36 25 38
37 - Scooter Gennett 2B 37 37 130
38 +1 A. J. Pollock OF 39 21 72
39 +1 Anthony Rendon 3B 40 33 46
40 +2 Rhys Hoskins 1B, OF 42 20 58
41 +2 Cody Bellinger 1B, OF 43 23 66
42 +2 Lorenzo Cain OF 44 42 63
43 -12 Justin Upton OF 31 23 43
44 +1 Gary Sanchez C 45 15 47
45 +1 Juan Soto OF 46 45 132
46 -5 Whit Merrifield 2B 41 38 71
47 - Michael Brantley OF 47 47 123
48 - Dee Gordon 2B 48 24 74
49 +7 Jesus Aguilar 1B 56 49 149
50 +1 J. T. Realmuto C 51 50 110
51 +8 Wil Myers 1B 59 43 83
52 +1 Mitch Haniger OF 53 46 105
53 +1 Odubel Herrera OF 54 46 96
54 +1 Nick Castellanos 3B, OF 55 54 83
55 -3 Tommy Pham OF 52 25 55
56 +2 Wilson Ramos C 58 55 103
57 +4 Andrelton Simmons SS 61 55 142
58 -8 Carlos Santana 1B, OF 50 43 67
59 +3 Jose Martinez 1B, OF 62 59 138
60 +3 Ronald Acuna OF 63 60 85
61 -4 Travis Shaw 3B 57 42 61
62 +3 Matt Olson 1B 65 55 108
63 +17 Matt Carpenter 1B, 2B, 3B 80 63 146
64 -4 Gleyber Torres 2B 60 60 150
65 -16 Mike Moustakas 3B 49 35 90
66 +3 Willson Contreras C 69 36 69
67 -1 Kyle Schwarber OF 66 57 107
68 -1 Nomar Mazara OF 67 58 85
69 -1 Buster Posey C 68 40 69
70 +1 Cesar Hernandez 2B 71 67 129
71 +10 Justin Turner 3B 81 60 113
72 - Didi Gregorius SS 72 38 86
73 - Max Muncy 1B, 3B, OF 73 73 115
74 +5 Shin-Soo Choo OF 79 74 137
75 +1 Brandon Belt 1B 76 75 148
76 +1 Evan Gattis C 77 76 118
77 +19 Tim Anderson SS 96 77 149
78 - Eduardo Escobar 2B, 3B, SS 78 78 148
79 +7 Brian Dozier 2B 86 22 86
80 +5 Aaron Hicks OF 85 80 134
81 +19 David Peralta OF 100 81 145
82 +6 Matt Kemp OF 88 82 148
83 -13 Andrew McCutchen OF 70 47 94
84 -1 DJ LeMahieu 2B 83 62 89
85 -21 Adrian Beltre 3B 64 54 85
86 +5 Brandon Nimmo OF 91 85 145
87 -13 Joey Gallo 1B, 3B, OF 74 46 87
88 -13 Eric Hosmer 1B 75 52 88
89 -2 Josh Donaldson 3B 87 21 89
90 - Nick Markakis OF 90 73 147
91 -7 Elvis Andrus SS 84 52 115
92 +5 Rafael Devers 3B 97 53 99
93 +34 Billy Hamilton OF 127 58 146
94 +5 Miguel Andujar 3B 99 94 145
95 +6 Salvador Perez C 101 61 101
96 -7 Yoan Moncada 2B 89 58 96
97 +10 Ender Inciarte OF 107 42 107
98 - Teoscar Hernandez OF 98 98 146
99 -6 Brett Gardner OF 93 86 99
100 -5 Corey Dickerson OF 95 69 132
101 +1 Yasmani Grandal C 102 80 102
102 +1 Jake Lamb 3B 103 77 105
103 +1 Ian Desmond 1B, OF 104 103 143
104 -12 Yasiel Puig OF 92 76 122
105 -11 Adam Eaton OF 94 53 130
106 +4 Jed Lowrie 2B 110 83 135
107 +5 Brandon Crawford SS 112 107 146
108 -26 Adam Jones OF 82 74 108
109 -3 Matt Chapman 3B 106 79 130
110 -2 Yangervis Solarte 2B, 3B, SS 108 102 150
111 +2 Kyle Seager 3B 113 82 113
112 -7 Marcus Semien SS 105 87 115
113 -4 Yoenis Cespedes OF 109 47 113
114 -3 Chris Taylor 2B, OF 111 62 116
115 - Mitch Moreland 1B 115 111 144
116 +10 Gregory Polanco OF 126 55 140
117 +7 Paul DeJong SS 124 95 148
118 -2 Ian Kinsler 2B 116 95 138
119 +UR Eric Thames 1B, OF UR 114 140
120 -3 Ryan Braun 1B, OF 117 55 125
121 -2 Delino DeShields OF 119 102 146
122 -2 Michael Conforto OF 120 87 136
123 -1 Jurickson Profar SS, OF 122 122 148
124 -1 Joc Pederson OF 123 123 144
125 - Addison Russell SS 125 122 147
126 +2 Michael Taylor OF 128 126 144
127 +5 Scott Schebler OF 132 127 149
128 -14 Yadier Molina C 114 110 134
129 +4 Adam Duvall OF 133 93 139
130 +7 Enrique Hernandez 2B, 3B, SS, OF 137 130 137
131 +4 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B, 3B, SS 135 113 150
132 +12 Jonathan Schoop 2B 144 32 144
133 +14 Rougned Odor 2B 147 76 147
134 -3 Mallex Smith OF 131 113 147
135 +3 Derek Dietrich 1B, 2B, 3B, OF 138 135 145
136 +3 Ryon Healy 1B, 3B 139 134 146
137 +11 Jose Peraza 2B, SS 148 137 148
138 -4 Yonder Alonso 1B 134 125 148
139 +1 Ben Zobrist 2B, OF 140 139 148
140 -10 Austin Meadows OF 130 130 143
141 -23 Todd Frazier 3B 118 106 141
142 - C. J. Cron 1B 142 102 150
143 - Justin Smoak 1B 143 48 143
144 -23 Jeimer Candelario 121 113 144
145 +1 Gerardo Parra OF 146 145 146
146 -17 Daniel Murphy 2B 129 57 146
147 -6 Leonys Martin OF 141 141 147
148 +UR Jesse Winker OF UR 148 148
149 +UR Kendrys Morales 1B UR 149 149
150 -1 Ian Happ 2B, OF 149 69 150

Welcome back to Hitter List. Every Wednesday during the regular season, I’ll rank the current value of the top 150 hitters for the remainder of the year. Use these rankings to help get a sense of both a player’s expected performance and his trade value in your fantasy leagues moving forward.  They’re constructed with 12-teamer, H2H, 5×5 leagues in mind; adjust as needed for your specific setup. Position eligibility does factor in to a degree.

We’re entering the All-Star break shortly, which means that adjustments to the List will likely be more aggressive than they’ve been previously. Rest assured that any rankings you vehemently disagree with were explicitly an attempt to insult you and/or your favorite player(s) personally. Seriously, before you work yourself into a rage in the comment section, understand that this is only one person’s opinion. I’m wrong a lot! Comes with the territory of doing this sort of thing.

On to the highlights!

  • Signs of life from Rougned Odor! All he needed to motivate him was the prospect of falling off the List, clearly. The Rangers’ second baseman homered on Tuesday night, giving him four in the last three weeks to go with four steals and a .281/.361/.500 slash line during that span. Lots of folks gave up, and you can’t really fault them for it given how atrocious he looked for basically the whole first half of 2018. Kudos to you if you kept the faith, or if you simply snagged him on the rebound.
  • Even more signs of life from Billy Hamilton, as the time of year has arrived when he manages to hit for a few weeks and proceeds to steal bases at damn near every opportunity. The latter is especially welcome after the Hamburglar only bothered trying to swipe a bag 13 times in his first 70 games.
  • Injury roundup: Yasiel Puig’s oblique strain is the least severe grade but will still knock him out of action for the remainder of July. Oblique injuries also have a tendency to linger and nag. Todd Frazier was headed for a fall this week even before he wound up on the disabled list again; the injury accounts for only a small portion of that drop. The real story here is Gleyber Torres, whose excellent rookie season has been at least temporarily derailed thanks to a bum hip. Management sounds hopeful he’ll be back before too long, at least.
  • New to or back on the List this week: Eric ThamesKendrys Morales, and Jesse Winker. I admit to having spaced on returning Thames to the List after he came back from injury last month. He’s had no trouble finding at-bats despite the emergence of Jesus Aguilar on what was already a crowded Brewers roster, and he’s acquitted himself quite well in those at-bats, particularly lately. Morales’ awful April masks the fact that he’s provided his usual steady (if unexciting) level of production in the interim. Still have some doubts about Winker’s true talent in terms of power, but the plate discipline and contact ability (plus a favorable home park) are attractive enough to justify a dice roll on that count.
  • Honorable Mentions: Niko Goodrum‘s versatility and pop/speed combo hold value, but he’s not much help in the batting average or run production departments. Wilmer Flores is doing his usual thing where he flashes starter upside, only for the Mets to inexplicably bench him…the latter part just hasn’t happened yet. It will, though. In fact, I’m prepared to bet all the money in my wallet that they’ll sit him in favor of Tim Tebow before the season is out (my wallet currently contains three dollars). There are a lot of rumors flying around about the Phillies acquiring a number of third basemen, but Maikel Franco is certainly playing like he wants to keep his job; he’s hitting .338/.411/.569 with as many walks as strikeouts over the past month. Stephen Piscotty has homered in four straight games. Finally, Gorkys Hernandez almost certainly won’t continue to run a 20.4 HR/FB% which makes him unlikely to keep up his current level of production. Stranger things have happened, though.
Kyle Bishop

Kyle also writes for RotoBaller and Metro.us. He lives in Denver.

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    Comments


    Scott

    I’m surprised Murphy has fallen so much, considering it just now seems like he’s starting to hit…

    Alex Rivera

    I received a trade proposal of Jean Segura and Gerrit Cole for my guys Luis Severino and Trevor story. I feel giving up Severino is a bit too much. Thoughts?
    I also just got another proposal of Tommy Pham for my guy Max Muncy. Muncy has been on fire, but will it last?
    I’m in a 6X6 league including walks and holds.

    Chucky

    Anthony Rizzo # 28? Is this based solely on reputation, past performance? Rizzo is trending quickly towards Mendozaville. We all know if his name was Joe bleep the Ragman, with Rizzo’s numbers…. he wouldn’t be #28.

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