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Category Power Rankings: Week 11

Colin Ward gives his power rankings for each fantasy-relevant category.

Another week of baseball in the books, which means another fresh edition of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
2 Tim Anderson CWS SS
3 Michael Brantley HOU OF
4 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
5 Trea Turner WSH SS
6 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B +1
7 Nick Castellanos CIN OF +2
8 Jesse Winker CIN OF +2
9 Juan Soto WSH OF -1
10 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/3B -4
11 Nolan Arenado STL 3B
12 Adam Frazier PIT 2B/OF +4
13 Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL OF +1
14 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF +1
15 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B -3
16 Mookie Betts LAD OF -3
17 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B +2
18 Alex Verdugo BOS OF
19 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF +1
20 Nelson Cruz MIN UT -3
21 Jose Altuve HOU 2B
22 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +2
23 Charlie Blackmon COL OF
24 Cedric Mullins BAL OF Unranked
25 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS

 

Off the list: Anthony Rendon

The current hits leader in the American League, Cedric Mullins is enjoying a monster breakout season at age 26. Mullins has hit .340 over the past month and is now sitting at a robust .321 on the year, which is good for seventh in baseball. With the combo of power and speed to compliment the batting average, Mullins has evolved into a five-category fantasy asset.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Pavin Smith ARZ 1B
2 Miguel Andújar NYY 3B/OF Unranked
3 Odúbel Herrera PHI 2B/OF Unranked
4 Harold Ramirez CLE OF +3
5 J.P. Crawford SEA SS Unranked
6 Corey Dickerson MIA OF -2
7 Amed Rosario CLE SS/OF Unranked
8 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B/SS/OF -5
9 Jed Lowrie OAK 2B Unranked
10 Jonathan India CIN 2B/3B -2

 

Off the list: Garrett Cooper (injury), Josh Harrison, Brad Miller, Edmundo Sosa, Jeimer Candelario (COVID)

Remember Miguel Andújar? The former rookie sensation has battled through injuries and inconsistencies since his breakout in 2018 and became an afterthought, but he is getting regular run right now in the Yankees’ struggling lineup and is making the best of it. Over the past two weeks, Andújar is slashing .333/.356/.690 and deserves a long look in deep leagues.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL OF
2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS
3 Bo Bichette TOR SS +1
4 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF -1
5 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
6 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B
7 José Ramírez CLE 3B
8 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF +3
9 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
10 Jose Altuve HOU 2B +2
11 Nick Castellanos CIN OF +2
12 Trea Turner WSH SS -2
13 Jesse Winker CIN OF +2
14 Mookie Betts LAD OF -6
15 Tim Anderson CWS SS +1
16 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS +1
17 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/3B -2
18 Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/OF +2
19 Shohei Ohtani LAA UT/SP
20 Rafael Devers BOS 3B +1
21 Bryce Harper PHI OF -2
22 Marcus Semien TOR 2B/SS +3
23 Mitch Haniger SEA OF Unranked
24 Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/3B
25 Juan Soto WSH OF -2

 

Off the list: Aaron Judge

Jesse Winker deserves to start the All Star Game if it were tomorrow. He has taken his game to a whole six other levels. Winker has been an elite four-category fantasy stud this year and has scored 23 runs across his last 25 games.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Justin Upton LAA OF Unranked
2 Cesar Hernandez CLE 2B +2
3 Freddy Galvis BAL 2B/SS +3
4 Odúbel Herrera PHI 2B/OF Unranked
5 Robbie Grossman DET OF -2
6 Jorge Polanco MIN 2B/SS +1
7 Pavin Smith ARZ 1B/OF -6
8 Avisaíl García MIL OF
9 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B/SS/OF -4
10 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/SS/OFF -8

 

Off the list: Hunter Renfroe, Jeimer Candelario (COVID)

Over the past month, Justin Upton has seven home runs, 15 RBI, and 20 runs scored. The AVG is not ideal but he is swinging a hot bat right now and should be owned in more leagues. It was not that long ago that Upton was a 30-homer, useful contributor for fantasy.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL OF
2 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS +1
3 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B +2
4 Aaron Judge NYY OF -2
5 Matt Olson OAK 1B -1
6 Shohei Ohtani LAA UT/SP
7 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
8 José Ramírez CLE 3B
9 Nick Castellanos CIN OF
10 Nelson Cruz MIN UT
11 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF
12 Joey Gallo TEX OF
13 Adolis García TEX OF
14 Jesse Winker CIN OF +2
15 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B -1
16 Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF +1
17 Nolan Arenado STL 3B -2
18 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
19 Javier Báez CHC SS
20 Pete Alonso NYM 1B +4
21 Juan Soto WSH OF
22 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF -2
23 Tyler O’Neill STL OF Unranked
24 Mitch Haniger SEA OF -1
25 Austin Meadows TB OF

 

Off the list: Bryce Harper

Eleven home runs over the past month have catapulted Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to the top of the HR charts. The young phenom has essentially walked as many times as he has struck out and has slugged a MLB-leading .673. This has been so fun to watch and well worth the wait.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Miguel Sanó MIN 1B/3B
2 Justin Upton LAA OF
3 Jonathan Schoop DET 1B/2B
4 Avisaíl García MIL OF
5 Joc Pederson CHC 1B/OF Unranked
6 Kyle Schwarber WSH OF +1
7 Patrick Wisdom CHC 1B/3B -2
8 Adam Duvall MIA OF Unranked
9 Andrew McCutchen PHI OF
10 Josh Rojas ARZ 2B/SS/OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Ryan Mountcastle (ownership), Josh Bell, Freddy Galvis

Having homered in each of his last three games and in five of his last eight, Joc Pederson has entrenched himself in the leadoff role for the Cubbies. Joc has a .913 OPS in the leadoff spot to go along with seven homers.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
2 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
3 José Abreu CWS 1B
4 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B +4
5 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS
6 Nolan Arenado STL 3B -2
7 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS -1
8 Shohei Ohtani LAA UT/SP -1
9 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF
10 Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL OF -3
11 Nelson Cruz MIN UT
12 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B +2
13 Matt Olson OAK 1B +2
14 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF -2
15 José Ramírez CLE 3B -2
16 Adolis García TEX OF
17 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
18 Jared Walsh LAA 1B/OF +1
19 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +2
20 Manny Machado SD 3B/SS -2
21 Juan Soto WSH OF -1
22 Jesús Aguilar MIA 1B +3
23 Eduardo Escobar ARZ 2B/3B
24 Austin Meadows TB OF
25 Kyle Tucker HOU OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Bryce Harper

The slash line might not be the greatest, but man does Eduardo Escobar have a knack for driving in runs. He has even boosted his percentages over the past month with a .295/.333/.543 slash line to go along with 23 RBI during that span. Escobar is now up to 43 on the year and a 111-RBI full season pace.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Avisaíl García MIL OF
2 Miguel Sanó MIN 1B/3B
3 Justin Upton LAA OF
4 Manuel Margot TB OF +2
5 Jonathan Schoop DET 1B/2B +2
6 Willy Adames MIL SS +2
7 Joc Pederson CHC 1B/OF Unranked
8 Adam Duvall MIA OF Unranked
9 Andrew McCutchen PHI OF
10 Robbie Grossman DET OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Ryan Mountcastle (ownership), Garrett Cooper (injury), Josh Bell

Jonathan Schoop has skyrocketed himself into fantasy relevancy over the past month. During that time, spanning 26 games, Schoop has driven in 21 runs while slashing .343/.419/.647. At this pace, he will be a targeted name at the trade deadline, in which his role may change, so ride it out now.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF
2 Trea Turner WSH SS
3 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS
4 Garrett Hampson COL 2B/SS/OF
5 Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL OF
6 Tommy Edman STL 2B/3B/OF +1
7 Tim Anderson CWS SS +2
8 Bo Bichette TOR SS
9 José Ramírez CLE 3B -3
10 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B/SS
11 Randy Arozarena TB OF +3
12 Javier Báez CHC SS -1
13 Andrew Benintendi KC OF -1
14 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX C/3B/SS +2
15 Marcus Semien TOR 2B/SS
16 Tommy Pham SD OF +6
17 Cedric Mullins BAL OF +6
18 Niko Goodrum DET 1B/2B/SS/OF +1
19 Robbie Grossman DET OF -2
20 Mookie Betts LAD OF -2
21 Shohei Ohtani LAA UT/SP -1
22 Trevor Story COL SS Unranked
23 Dylan Moore SEA 2B/3B/SS/OF Unranked
24 Jean Segura PHI 2B/3B/SS
25 Adalberto Mondesi KC SS -12

 

Off the list: Ramón Laureano (injury), Jurickson Profar

Tommy Pham has been able to turn his season around hitting .279/.421/.488 over the past month. Pham has also swiped eight bags in nine chances during that time, bringing his total to 11 on the year. He has earned his way back into must-own territory.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Niko Goodrum DET 1B/2B/SS/OF +1
2 Robbie Grossman DET OF -1
3 Dylan Moore SEA 2B/3B/SS/OF Unranked
4 Jurickson Profar SD 2B/OF -1
5 Jonathan Villar NYM 2B/SS -1
6 Victor Robles WSH OF -1
7 Myles Straw HOU SS/OF -1
8 Odúbel Herrera PHI 2B/OF -1
9 Akil Baddoo DET OF
10 Amed Rosario CLE SS/OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Jarred Kelenic, Jon Berti

Amed Rosario is absolutely raking over the past two weeks and finds himself getting regular run as Cleveland’s number-two hitter. He is hitting .396 over his past 12 games and has chipped in a couple of steals during that time as well. Rosario is now six for six in SB chances.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Juan Soto WSH OF +1
2 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B +1
3 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF -2
4 Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/3B +2
5 Mookie Betts LAD OF -1
6 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B -1
7 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS
8 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B
9 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
10 Bryce Harper PHI OF
11 Aaron Judge NYY OF
12 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
13 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF
14 Jesse Winker CIN OF
15 Nick Castellanos CIN OF
16 Carlos Santana KC 1B
17 Ronald Acuña Jr. ATL OF
18 Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/OF
19 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B
20 Yoán Moncada CWS 3B
21 Adam Frazier PIT 2B/OF +2
22 Austin Riley ATL 3B/OF
23 Nelson Cruz MIN UT -2
24 Yandy Díaz TB 1B/3B Unranked
25 Tommy Pham TB OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Anthony Rendon, DJ LeMahieu

While Juan Soto’s overall counting stats have been disappointing, the man is getting on base at an elite clip. Soto has a 40:33 walk-to-strikeout ratio, so he is seeing the ball well. It is only a matter of time before the run production comes around.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Yandy Díaz TB 1B/3B
2 Robbie Grossman DET OF +4
3 C.J. Cron COL 1B -1
4 Jonathan India CIN 2B/3B +6
5 Odúbel Herrera PHI 2B/OF -1
6 Willy Adames MIL SS +2
7 Pavin Smith ARZ 1B/OF -5
8 Josh Harrison WSH 2B/3B -1
9 Justin Upton LAA OF Unranked
10 Andrew McCutchen PHI OF -1

 

Off the list: Josh Rojas

Since being acquired by the Brewers, Willy Adames has been excellent at the dish. The talented shortstop is hitting .292/.370/.486 with as many RBI in half the games he played with Tampa Bay.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
2 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP
3 Jacob deGrom NYM SP +1
4 Shane Bieber CLE SP -1
5 Trevor Bauer LAD SP
6 Yu Darvish SD SP
7 José Berríos MIN SP
8 Aaron Civale CLE SP +2
9 Max Scherzer WSH SP -1
10 Lucas Giolito CWS SP -1
11 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
12 Aaron Nola PHI SP
13 Lance Lynn CWS SP
14 Tyler Glasnow TB SP
15 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP +2
16 Walker Buehler LAD SP -1
17 Joe Musgrove SD SP -1
18 Carlos Rodón CWS SP
19 Kevin Gausman SF SP +1
20 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP -1
21 Zack Greinke HOU SP
22 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP
23 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP
24 Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP/RP
25 Chris Bassitt OAK SP

 

Off the list: None

While he isn’t getting the K’s like we would have expected, Walker Buehler has still been very effective. Buehler is 4-0 over his last five starts with a beautiful 1.36 ERA. 

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP +7
2 Brad Keller KC SP +1
3 Tarik Skubal DET SP +6
4 Dallas Keuchel CWS SP Unranked
5 Wade Miley CIN SP Unranked
6 Mike Minor KC SP Unranked
7 Adrian Houser MIL SP/RP Unranked
8 Adam Wainwright STL SP Unranked
9 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP Unranked
10 Johnny Cueto SF SP

 

Off the list: Luis Garcia (ownership), Martín Pérez, Steven Matz (COVID), John Gant, Alex Cobb, Garrett Richards

With a 1.59 ERA and three wins across his last four outings, Wade Miley now has a 2.92 ER and six total victories. Miley has been the lone bright spot in an otherwise disappointing rotation for the Reds.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
3 Yu Darvish SD SP +1
4 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP +2
5 Shane Bieber CLE SP -2
6 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP -1
7 Walker Buehler LAD SP -1
8 Trevor Bauer LAD SP
9 Max Scherzer WSH SP
10 Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP
11 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
12 Tyler Glasnow TB SP +1
13 Aaron Nola PHI SP -1
14 Lance Lynn CWS SP +2
15 Kevin Gausman SF SP +2
16 Lucas Giolito CWS SP -1
17 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP -3
18 Joe Musgrove
SD SP -1
19 Marcus Stroman NYM SP
20 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP +2
21 Zack Wheeler PHI SP
22 José Berríos MIN SP -2
23 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP
24 Trevor Rogers MIA SP
25 Kyle Gibson TEX SP/RP Unranked

 

Off the list: Pablo López

Kyle Gibson has a lower ERA than Max Scherzer, Yu Darvish, Gerrit Cole, and Trevor Bauer. That’s well over $100M worth of arms that have not done a better job at limiting damage than Gibson and his mere $10M contract.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Casey Mize DET SP +1
2 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP +4
3 Matthew Boyd DET SP +4
4 Kris Bubic KC SP +2
5 Dallas Keuchel CWS SP Unranked
6 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP +2
7 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP Unranked
8 James Kaprielian OAK SP/RP Unranked
9 Garrett Richards BOS SP -4
10 Mike Minor KC SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Robbie Ray (ownership), Kris Bubic, Martín Pérez, Antonio Senzatela

James Kaprielian has been a very nice surprise since joining the Oakland rotation about a month ago. The 27-year old righty has gone at least five innings in five of his six starts and has allowed two earned runs or less in the same number of outings.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Shane Bieber CLE SP
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
3 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
4 Tyler Glasnow TB SP
5 Trevor Bauer LAD SP
6 Max Scherzer WSH SP
7 Yu Darvish SD SP
8 Lucas Giolito CWS SP
9 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP +1
10 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP -1
11 Aaron Nola PHI SP
12 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP +1
13 Zack Wheeler PHI SP +2
14 Kevin Gausman SF SP +3
15 Lance Lynn CWS SP -3
16 Blake Snell SD SP -2
17 Joe Musgrove SD SP -1
18 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP +1
19 Carlos Rodón CWS SP +2
20 José Berríos MIN SP -2
21 Robbie Ray TOR SP +4
22 Trevor Rogers MIA SP
23 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP
24 Walker Buehler LAD SP -4
25 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -1

 

Off the list: None

Clayton Kershaw has looked like prime Kershaw over the past month or so, at least when it comes to his punchouts. He has averaged almost 11 K/9 over his past five turns and is now up to 10.38 K/9 on the year. If he keeps up that pace, it will be the highest strikeout rate Kershaw has posted since 2017.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Tarik Skubal DET SP +3
2 Mike Minor KC SP
3 Andrew Heaney LAA SP +4
4 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP +5
5 Merrill Kelly ARZ SP Unranked
6 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP +4
7 James Kaprielian OAK SP Unranked
8 Dane Dunning TEX SP -3
9 Brady Singer KC SP Unranked
10 Caleb Smith ARZ SP/RP Unranked

 

Off the list: Robbie Ray (ownership), Luis Garcia (ownership), Jameson Taillon, Steven Matz (COVID)

With 43 K’s over his last 27 innings, Tarik Skubal is showing exactly why he was a top arm in the Tigers’ farm system. Skubal hasn’t just been a bunch of strikeouts during that span either as he has posted a 2.67 ERA. The young lefty is earning his way back into the good graces of fantasy owners.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Liam Hendriks CWS RP
2 Kenley Jansen LAD RP +1
3 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP -1
4 Mark Melancon SD RP +1
5 Josh Hader MIL RP -1
6 Alex Reyes STL RP
7 Craig Kimbrel CHC RP
8 Brad Hand WSH RP
9 Edwin Díaz NYM RP +1
10 Matt Barnes BOS RP +1
11 Ryan Pressly HOU RP -2
12 Héctor Neris PHI RP
13 Raisel Iglesias LAA RP +1
14 Will Smith ATL RP +1
15 Diego Castillo TB SP/RP +1
16 Ian Kennedy TEX RP -3
17 Yimi García MIA RP
18 Tyler Rogers SF RP
19 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP
20 Richard Rodríguez PIT RP +1
21 James Karinchak CLE RP -1
22 Lou Trivino OAK RP
23 Daniel Bard COL RP +2
24 Kendall Graveman SEA RP Unranked
25 Lucas Sims CIN SP/RP Unranked

 

Off the list: Tejay Antone (injury), Paul Fry

Josh Hader continues to dominate as one of the best stoppers in baseball. The lefty is now perfect in all 17 save chances with an unreal 0.68 ERA and 0.75 WHIP.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-Team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Tyler Rogers SF RP
2 Lou Trivino OAK RP +1
3 Daniel Bard COL RP +2
4 Kendall Graveman SEA RP Unranked
5 Lucas Sims CIN SP/RP +5
6 Rafael Montero SEA RP
7 Paul Fry BAL RP -4
8 Taylor Rogers MIN RP -1
9 José Cisnero DET RP Unranked
10 Hansel Robles MIN RP -2

 

Off the list: Tejay Antone (injury), Jake Diekman

With Kendall Graveman finally back from the IL, the Rafael Montero era can thankfully end in Seattle. Graveman has been excellent out of the pen this year, and as the Mariners’ primary closer.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
3 Yu Darvish SD SP +1
4 Max Scherzer WSH SP +2
5 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP -2
6 Shane Bieber CLE SP -1
7 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP +2
8 Trevor Bauer LAD SP
9 Walker Buehler LAD SP -2
10 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
11 Tyler Glasnow TB SP
12 Lucas Giolito CWS SP
13 Joe Musgrove SD SP +2
14 Aaron Nola PHI SP -1
15 Lance Lynn CWS SP +3
16 Kevin Gausman SF SP +4
17 Aaron Civale CLE SP -3
18 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP -2
19 Zack Wheeler PHI SP +2
20 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP +4
21 Zack Greinke HOU SP -4
22 Marcus Stroman NYM SP +1
23 José Berríos MIN SP -1
24 Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP -5
25 Chris Bassitt OAK SP

 

Off the list: None

Still posting a minuscule 0.83 WHIP on the year, Joe Musgrove has an even lower 0.64 mark over the past month. Musgrove has enjoyed his first season in San Diego immensely and, as a result, has established himself as a fantasy ace.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Casey Mize DET SP +2
2 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP
3 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP +2
4 Matthew Boyd DET SP +2
5 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP +4
6 Adam Wainwright STL SP +2
7 Mike Minor KC SP Unranked
8 James Kaprielian OAK SP Unranked
9 Logan Gilbert SEA SP Unranked
10 Cole Irvin OAK SP/RP

 

Off the list: Robbie Ray (ownership), Martín Pérez, Luis Garcia (ownership)

Former Cardinals prospect Austin Gomber has been pretty solid in his first year with the Rockies. Gomber has posted a sub-4.00 ERA, a WHIP of 1.13, five wins, and more than a strikeout per inning. Can’t ask for much more from a pitcher in Colorado.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Shane Bieber CLE SP
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
3 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
4 Trevor Bauer LAD SP
5 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP
6 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP +1
7 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP -1
8 Yu Darvish SD SP
9 Walker Buehler LAD SP +1
10 Aaron Nola PHI SP -1
11 Lance Lynn CWS SP
12 Zack Greinke HOU SP
13 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP +1
14 Lucas Giolito CWS SP +1
15 Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP -2
16 Kevin Gausman SF SP +1
17 Tyler Glasnow TB SP +1
18 José Berríos MIN SP -2
19 Zack Wheeler PHI SP +1
20 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +1
21 Aaron Civale CLE SP -2
22 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP
23 Kyle Gibson TEX SP/RP +2
24 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP
25 Marcus Stroman NYM SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Zach Eflin

Tyler Glasnow has posted a quality start in six of his last eight starts. For a guy who has had a history of command issues and going deep into games, it is such a welcome sight to see Glasnow dominating at the big league level like he has this year.

 

Deep League Top 10 (>12-team leagues/65% owned or less)

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP
2 Casey Mize DET SP
3 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP +3
4 Jordan Montgomery NYY SP
5 Matthew Boyd DET SP -2
6 Adam Wainwright STL SP Unranked
7 Dallas Keuchel CWS SP Unranked
8 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP -1
9 Cole Irvin OAK SP/RP +1
10 Mike Minor KC SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Robbie Ray (ownership), Luis Garcia (ownership), Garrett Richards

There is not much to write home about here. After a bit of a rough patch, Cole Irvin has put up back-to-back quality starts. The two starts give him seven on the year, which is more than a lot of higher owned arms in fantasy. His ERA has been quite up and down, so here’s to hoping this is the start of another solid stretch for the right-hander.

 

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Colin Ward

Colin currently resides in the Buffalo, NY area and studied at SUNY Fredonia earning a degree in Sport Management. He is a former Assistant Athletic Director and Sports Information Director at the collegiate level. Baseball is his passion and he bleeds Pinstripes.

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