Category Power Rankings: Week 11

Colin Ward gives his take on who is the best of the best in his updated Category Power Rankings for Week 11.

Time for your weekly dose of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF
2Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
3Michael BrantleyHOUOF+2
4Freddie FreemanATL1B
5J.D. MartinezBOSOF-2
6Mike TroutLAAOF
7Anthony RendonWSH3B+1
8Justin TurnerLAD3B+2
9Mookie BettsBOSOF-2
10Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+2
11Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF
12Jean SeguraPHISS-3
13Jorge PolancoMINSS+1
14Xander BogaertsBOSSS+3
15Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
16Elvis AndrusTEXSS
17DJ LemahieuNYY2B/3B+1
18Josh BellPIT1B+1
19David PeraltaARZOF+1
20David DahlCOLOF+1
21Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OF+3
22Tommy PhamTBOF
23Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+2
24Austin MeadowsTBOFUnranked
25Francisco LindorCLESSUnranked

Off the List: Paul DeJong

 

Austin Meadows is quietly putting together an MVP-caliber season so far, even with an IL stint at the end of April mixed in. Meadows has done it all for the Rays, but his AVG has been the biggest surprise. It does seem sustainable, however, as Meadows is a former top prospect for the Pirates and is currently making that Chris Archer trade look more and more embarrassing for the Bucs.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Josh ReddickHOUOF+1
2David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF+2
3Miguel CabreraDET1BUnranked
4Avisail GarciaTBOF+4
5Howie KendrickWSH1B/2B/3B/OFUnranked
6Jose IglesiasCINSS-1
7Melky CabreraPITOF
8Gio UrshelaNYY3B/SS-2
9Leury GarciaCHWOFUnranked
10Colin MoranPIT3BUnranked

Off the List: Shin-Soo Choo (ownership), Brian Goodwin, Neil Walker (injury)

 

Never thought I would see the day that Miguel Cabrera would find himself on a “deep league/underowned” list of fantasy players. But that is where the 36-year-old finds himself with his sapped power and run production. The one tool he has not lost is his ability to hit for a good batting average. He is available in a good majority of leagues and you could do a lot worse if you need a little boost in AVG.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF
2Mookie BettsBOSOF
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
4Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
5Mike TroutLAAOF
6Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
7Trevor StoryCOLSS+2
8Freddie FreemanATL1B+2
9George SpringerHOUOF-2
10Jean SeguraPHISS+1
11Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF+2
12Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
13Kris BryantCHC3B/OF+5
14Mitch HanigerSEAOF+1
15Bryce HarperPHIOF+1
16Anthony RendonWSH3B+4
17J.D. MartinezBOSOF-3
18Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+1
19Xander BogaertsBOSSS+3
20Lorenzo CainMILOF-3
21Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B
22Rafael DeversBOS3BUnranked
23Paul DeJongSTLSS
24Josh BellPIT1B+1
25Francisco LindorCLESSUnranked

Off the List: Andrew McCutchen (injury), Joey Gallo (injury)

 

Rafael Devers has shown much improved plate discipline this year and not only is he seeing the ball well, he is crushing it. He is among the league leaders in hard hit rate and exit velocity and is the current major league leader in balls hit 95 mph or harder. He has also chipped in eight unexpected steals which has delighted fantasy owners.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Leury GarciaCHWOF+1
2Daniel VogelbachSEA1B+1
3Adam EatonWSHOF+4
4Gregory PolancoPITOF+2
5David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF+4
6Brandon LoweTB2B/OF-2
7Kyle SchwarberCHCOF+1
8Kole CalhounLAAOFUnranked
9Lourdes Gurriel Jr.TOR2B/SS/OF+1
10Ramon LaureanoOAKOFUnranked

Off the List: Shin-Soo Choo (ownership), Hunter Pence (ownership)

 

Kole Calhoun has always shown good plate discipline which will always help generate runs. He has chipped in 13 HRs on top of his solid numbers in the runs column.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF+1
2Nolan ArenadoCOL3B+1
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+1
4Mike TroutLAAOF+2
5Edwin EncarnacionSEA1B
6Pete AlonsoNYM1B+5
7Khris DavisOAKOF
8Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
9Gary SanchezNYYC+4
10Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
11Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B-2
12Trevor StoryCOLSS
13Marcell OzunaSTLOF+1
14Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+2
15J.D. MartinezBOSOF
16Matt ChapmanOAK3B+3
17Francisco LindorCLESS+3
18Bryce HarperPHIOF
19George SpringerHOUOF-2
20Mike MoustakasMIL2B/3B+3
21Anthony RizzoCHC1B
22Josh BellPIT1B
23Freddie FreemanATL1B+2
24Joey GalloTEX1B/OF-23
25Kris BryantCHC3B/OF-1

Off the List: None

 

The oblique injury to Joey Gallo certainly shook things up a bit here. Francisco Lindor is on a 41-HR pace right now and really has not missed a beat after spending the first couple weeks of the season on the IL.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Franmil ReyesSDOF
2Daniel VogelbachSEA1B
3Hunter RenfroeSDOF+2
4Jorge SolerKCOF-1
5C.J. CronMIN1B-1
6Jay BrucePHI1B/OF+4
7Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B-1
8Gregory PolancoPITOF
9Justin SmoakTOR1B
10Renato NunezBAL1B/3BUnranked

Off the List: Derek Dietrich (ownership)

 

The quintessential all-or-nothing hitter at this point in his career, Jay Bruce makes the move to Philly and has already gotten off to a nice start in his new home. The ballpark change should benefit Bruce immensely. As long as he gets regular playing time, he should most definitely be a solid source of power.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
2Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
3Christian YelichMILOF
4Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
5Edwin EncarnacionSEA1B
6Marcell OzunaSTLOF
7Anthony RizzoCHC1B+1
8Jose AbreuCHW1B+5
9J.D. MartinezBOSOF-2
10Khris DavisOAKOF-1
11Freddie FreemanATL1B
12Anthony RendonWSH3B+3
13Bryce HarperPHIOF-3
14Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
15Josh BellPIT1B+6
16Pete AlonsoNYM1B
17Trevor StoryCOLSS+1
18Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+1
19Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B-2
20Juan SotoWSHOF
21Eddie RosarioMINOF+3
22Adalberto MondesiKC2B/SS+1
23Domingo SantanaSEAOF+2
24Xander BogaertsBOSSSUnranked
25Ronald Acuna Jr. ATLOF-3

Off the List: Joey Gallo (injury)

 

I am a little hesitant to move Eddie Rosario too far up this list. The past two seasons, Rosario has been a one-half hitter. Last year, he only totaled 17 RBI in the second half of the season. While in 2018, Rosario had just 26 RBI in the first half but then exploded for 52 down the stretch. Until I am able to see consistency out of Rosario, when considering a rest-of-season outlook, it is difficult to move him too far up right now.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jorge SolerKCOF
2Daniel VogelbachSEA1B
3C.J. CronMIN1B+2
4Jay BrucePHI1B/OFUnranked
5Gregory PolancoPITOF-2
6Dansby SwansonATLSS
7Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B+1
8Justin SmoakTOR1B+2
9Howie KendrickWSH1B/2B/3B/OFUnranked
10Brandon LoweTB2B/3B-1

Off the List: Derek Dietrich (ownership), Hunter Pence (ownership)

 

The human Swiss Army knife, Howie Kendrick, has been one of the few bright spots for the struggling Nationals. He has shown good power so far and has squared the ball up better than he ever has before. Expect some regression, but ride it out while you can.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Adalberto MondesiKC2B/SS
2Tim AndersonCHWSS
3Billy HamiltonKCOF
4Jose RamirezCLE2B/3B
5Mallex SmithSEAOF+3
6Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF-1
7Jonathan VillarBAL2B/SS+1
8Victor RoblesWSHOF-2
9Trea TurnerWSHSS
10Starling MartePITOF
11Jarrod DysonARZOF
12Christian YelichMILOF+3
13Byron BuxtonMINOF-1
14Trevor StoryCOLSS
15Dee GordonSEA2B/SS/OF-2
16Elvis AndrusTEXSS
17Mike TroutLAAOF
18Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
19Mookie BettsBOSOF+1
20Francisco LindorCLESS+5
21Lorenzo CainMILOF
22Tommy PhamTBOF-3
23Andrew BenintendiBOSOF
24Kevin KiermaierTBOF
25Jean SeguraPHISS-3

Off the List: None

 

Mallex Smith has hit the ground running since being recalled from AAA. He has eight SBs since returning and his bat is starting to come around as well. He is currently in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mallex SmithSEAOF
2Jarrod DysonARZOF
3Kevin KiermaierTBOF
4Delino DeShieldsTEXOF
5Kolten WongSTL2B+1
6Amed RosarioNYMSS+2
7Leury GarciaCHWOF-2
8Ramon LaureanoOAKOFUnranked
9JaCoby JonesDETOFUnranked
10Kevin PillarSFOF-3

Off the List: Nicky Lopez, Danny Santana

 

This list becomes more and more difficult to build and more and more disgusting to look at.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mike TroutLAAOF
2Christian YelichMILOF
3Freddie FreemanATL1B
4Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS
5Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
6Mookie BettsBOSOF+1
7Anthony RendonWSH3B+1
8Tommy PhamTBOF+3
9Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
10Bryce HarperPHIOF
11J.D. MartinezBOSOF-4
12Juan SotoWSHOF
13Kris BryantCHC3B/OF
14Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
15Anthony RizzoCHC1B+1
16Carlos SantanaCLE1B/3B+2
17Jorge PolancoMINSS+3
18Michael ConfortoNYMOF+3
19Shin-Soo ChooTEXOF
20Josh BellPIT1B+3
21Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OFUnranked
22Austin MeadowsTBOFUnranked
23Paul DeJongSTLSS-1
24George SpringerHOUOF
25Joey VottoCIN1B

Off the List: Joey Gallo (injury), Andrew McCutchen (injury)

 

Alex Bregman has a 15% walk rate and a sub-13% strikeout rate. He is developing into one of the most difficult at-bats for any pitcher.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Daniel VogelbachSEA1B+1
2Josh ReddickHOUOF+1
3Justin SmoakTOR1B+2
4David FletcherLAA2B/3B/OF+2
5Kolten WongSTL2B-1
6Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+1
7Dexter FowlerSTLOFUnranked
8Brandon BeltSF1B/OFUnranked
9Avisail GarciaTBOFUnranked
10Miguel CabreraDET1BUnranked

Off the List: Shin-Soo Choo (ownership), Neil Walker (injury), Nicky Lopez

 

If there is one thing Dexter Fowler has done throughout his somewhat-underachieving career, it is get on base. The 33-year-old is currently sporting a .371 OBP and is getting fairly regular run in the St. Louis lineup as well. You could probably do worse in deeper five-outfielder leagues.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP
2Max ScherzerWSHSP
3Zack GreinkeARZSP
4Gerrit ColeHOUSP+1
5Trevor BauerCLESP-1
6Jose BerriosMINSP
7Blake SnellTBSP
8Jacob deGromNYMSP
9Patrick CorbinWSHSP
10Aaron NolaPHISP
11Clayton KershawLADSP
12Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+2
13Luis CastilloCINSP-1
14German MarquezCOLSP+1
15Chris SaleBOSSP+1
16Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+2
17Walker BuehlerLADSP
18Charlie MortonTBSP+1
19Brandon WoodruffMILSP/RP+4
20Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
21Domingo GermanNYYSP/RP
22Jake OdorizziMINSP+3
23James PaxtonNYYSP+1
24Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-2
25Lucas GiolitoCHWSPUnranked

Off the List: Carlos Carrasco (injury)

 

Lucas Giolito has reeled off seven consecutive victories and is up to nine on the year. He has been by far the biggest surprise of the season.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Yonny ChirinosTBSP/RP
2Lance LynnTEXSP
3Zach DaviesMILSP
4John MeansBALSP/RP+2
5Jordan LylesPITSP-1
6Wade MileyHOUSP+2
7Kyle GibsonMINSP+2
8Brett AndersonOAKSP-1
9Martin PerezMINSP-4
10Merrill KellyARZSPUnranked

Off the List: Tanner Roark

 

Merrill Kelly has been wildly inconsistent this year. But he has shown flashes of what brought him back to the states from overseas. He is far from matchup proof, but against the right lineups, you can definitely throw him out there.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP
2Max ScherzerWSHSP
3Jacob deGromNYMSP
4Trevor BauerCLESP
5Blake SnellTBSP
6Patrick CorbinWSHSP
7Chris SaleBOSSP
8Jose BerriosMINSP+1
9Clayton KershawLADSP+1
10Gerrit ColeHOUSP-2
11Luis CastilloCINSP
12Charlie MortonTBSP
13Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+2
14Zack GreinkeARZSP
15Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+2
16Aaron NolaPHISP
17Walker BuehlerLADSP+2
18James PaxtonNYYSP+6
19Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-1
20German MarquezCOLSP
21Lucas GiolitoCHWSPUnranked
22Jake OdorizziMINSPUnranked
23Chris PaddackSDSP-1
24Shane BieberCLESP+1
25Mike SorokaATLSPUnranked

Off the List: Carlos Carrasco (injury), Caleb Smith (injury), Domingo German

 

With the unfortunate non-baseball related injury to Carlos Carrasco sidelining him for an uncertain amount of time, it is difficult to rank him accordingly. For now, he is off any remaining lists until we hear about a timetable.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Spencer TurnbullDETSP
2Zach DaviesMILSP
3Wade MileyHOUSP+2
4Yonny ChirinosTBSP/RP+2
5Chris BassittOAKSP-1
6Jordan LylesPITSP/RP+2
7Trevor RichardsMIASPUnranked
8Martin PerezMINSP-1
9Zach PlesacCLESPUnranked
10Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RPUnranked

Off the List: Matt Strahm (injury), Brett Anderson, Tanner Roark

 

Trevor Richards is on a nice little run of late. He has won three of his last five starts while surrendering three earned runs or fewer in all of them. 

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Max ScherzerWSHSP
2Gerrit ColeHOUSP
3Justin VerlanderHOUSP
4Chris SaleBOSSP+1
5Trevor BauerCLESP-1
6Blake SnellTBSP
7Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
8Jacob deGromNYMSP
9Matt BoydDETSP+3
10Patrick CorbinWSHSP
11Luis CastilloCINSP
12Charlie MortonTBSP+1
13James PaxtonNYYSP+3
14German MarquezCOLSP
15Aaron NolaPHISP
16Zack WheelerNYMSP+5
17Robbie RayARZSP+1
18Shane BieberCLESP+5
19Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-2
20Jose BerriosMINSP
21Caleb SmithMIASP-2
22Zack GreinkeARZSP
23Lucas GiolitoCHWSPUnranked
24Brandon WoodruffMILSP/RPUnranked
25Jack FlahertySTLSP-1

Off the List: Carlos Carrasco (injury), Madison Bumgarner

 

Robbie Ray is such a one-trick pony. While his ERA is respectable at 3.62, his WHIP of nearly 1.40 leaves such a sour taste in fantasy owners’ mouths. He never goes deep enough into games to register quality starts, but the one trick he does have is always going to be pretty elite. His strikeouts had been down in the early going, but he has racked up 61 Ks over his last 42.1 IP.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Chris BassittOAKSP
2Lance LynnTEXSPUnranked
3Tyler MahleCINSP
4Spencer TurnbullDETSP-2
5Martin PerezMINSP-1
6Anthony DesclafaniCINSP-1
7Trent ThorntonTORSP-1
8Jordan LylesPITSP/RP-1
9Tanner RoarkCINSP
10Dylan BundyBALSP-2

Off the List: Julio Teheran

 

Lance Lynn has been a very solid source of wins, quality starts, and strikeouts this year. Over his last four starts, the veteran righty has totaled 36 punch outs across 25.1 IP.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Kirby YatesSDRP
2Kenley JansenLADRP+1
3Roberto OsunaHOURP+1
4Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP+1
5Edwin DiazNYMRP-3
6Felipe VazquezPITRP
7Brad HandCLERP
8Josh HaderMILRP
9Blake TreinenOAKRP
10Ken GilesTORRP+1
11Shane GreeneDETRP+1
12Jordan HicksSTLRP-2
13Sean DoolittleWSHRP
14Will SmithSFRP+1
15Hector NerisPHIRP+2
16Raisel IglesiasCINRP
17Greg HollandARZRP-2
18Wade DavisCOLRP+1
19Alex ColomeCHWRP-1
20Craig KimbrelCHCRPUnranked
21Blake ParkerMINRP-1
22Sergio RomoMIASP/RP-1
23Luke JacksonATLRP-1
24Pedro StropCHCRPUnranked
25Jose AlvaradoTBRP-1

Off the List: Steve Cishek, Diego Castillo

 

Hector Neris has pretty much solidified himself as the Phillies closer. Neris has been absolutely nails since taking over for David Robertson. He has an 88% LOB rate which is the same as Kirby Yates and better than Felipe Vazquez, Aroldis Chapman, and Roberto Osuna. Neris has been a pretty elite so far.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Blake ParkerMINRP
2Sergio RomoMIASP/RP
3Luke JacksonATLRP
4Pedro StropCHCRPUnranked
5Diego CastilloTBSP/RP
6Jose LeclercTEXRPUnranked
7Hansel RoblesLAARP-1
8Ryan BrasierBOSRP
9Matt BarnesBOSRP
10Cody AllenLAARPUnranked

Off the List: Steve Cishek, Shawn Kelley, Scott Oberg

 

It is looking more and more likely that Jose Leclerc will be reclaiming his spot in the ninth inning for the Rangers in short order. He has done a nice job regaining the trust of manager Chris Woodward. Cody Allen could find himself back in the closer’s role in Anaheim soon as well. Over his last 11 appearances, Allen has a 1.50 ERA and a .196 BAA.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP
2Max ScherzerWSHSP
3Blake SnellTBSP
4Gerrit ColeHOUSP
5Clayton KershawLADSP
6Zack GreinkeARZSP+2
7Chris SaleBOSSP
8Trevor BauerCLESP-2
9Jacob deGromNYMSP
10Jose BerriosMINSP+1
11Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+2
12Luis CastilloCINSP
13Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+1
14Patrick CorbinWSHSP-4
15Aaron NolaPHISP
16Matt BoydDETSP+6
17Chris PaddackSDSP
18Shane BieberCLESP+3
19Charlie MortonTBSP+1
20German MarquezCOLSP-2
21James PaxtonNYYSPUnranked
22David PriceBOSSP+1
23Walker BuehlerLADSPUnranked
24Caleb SmithMIASP-5
25Mike SorokaATLSPUnranked

Off the List: Domingo German, Carlos Carrasco (injury), Noah Syndergaard

 

Mike Soroka is too legit to quit. There isn’t any doubt in my mind that he is going to be a stud for many years to come. The only issue I see with him right now is how far the Braves are willing to push him. They just signed Dallas Keuchel to eat up some innings, so their plans with Soroka might be evident in the very near future. Until then, keep starting him and reap all the benefits.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Yonny ChirinosTBSP/RP
2Chris BassittOAKSP
3Wade MileyHOUSP+2
4Jordan LylesPITSP/RP
5Kyle GibsonMINSP+2
6Pablo LopezMIASPUnranked
7Tyler MahleCINSP-1
8Zach DaviesMILSP+2
9Trevor RichardsMIASPUnranked
10Zach PlesacCLESPUnranked

Off the List: Matt Strahm (injury), Mike Fiers, Jeff Samardzija

 

I had mentioned the run Trevor Richards has been on earlier in the rankings, well his teammate Pablo Lopez has also had it going on lately. Three of Lopez’s last four starts have been quality starts and he has only allowed one run combined in those three turns, including blanking the Brewers on the road his last time out.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Max ScherzerWSHSP
2Justin VerlanderHOUSP
3Zack GreinkeARZSP
4Jacob deGromNYMSP
5Blake SnellTBSP
6Trevor BauerCLESP
7Gerrit ColeHOUSP
8Chris SaleBOSSP
9Clayton KershawLADSP+1
10Aaron NolaPHISP-1
11Jose BerriosMINSP
12Patrick CorbinWSHSP
13Matt BoydDETSP+3
14Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
15Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+2
16Luis CastilloCINSP-1
17Madison BumgarnerSFSP+3
18German MarquezCOLSP
19Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
20Charlie MortonTBSP+2
21Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
22Shane BieberCLESPUnranked
23James PaxtonNYYSP+2
24Zack WheelerNYMSPUnranked
25Caleb SmithMIASP-1

Off the List: Carlos Carrasco (injury), Yusei Kikuchi

 

There aren’t enough superlatives to describe Hyun-Jin Ryu‘s performance this year. He has not allowed more than two earned runs in any start and of his 12 starts he has posted a QS in ten of them. He is, in my eyes, the frontrunner for the NL Cy Young to this point in the season.

 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Lance LynnTEXSP+5
2Spencer TurnbullDETSP-1
3Wade MileyHOUSP
4Chris BassittOAKSP-2
5Trevor RichardsMIASPUnranked
6Jordan LylesPITSP/RP-1
7Pablo LopezMIASPUnranked
8Brett AndersonOAKSP
9Zach PlesacCLESPUnranked
10Martin PerezMINSP-3

Off the List: Matt Strahm (injury), Mike Leake, Dakota Hudson

 

Zach Plesac has been excellent since being called up by the Tribe. He has posted back-to-back quality starts including one of which against the Yankees. The young right-hander has good velocity in the mid 90s to go with a hard tight slider. With all he injuries to the Indians’ rotation, Please will get every opportunity to keep his spot.

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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.

  • Avatar Brendan Callahan says:

    Shocked there is no Nelson Cruz in the top 25 in home runs or runs batted in…

  • Avatar Dizzy says:

    Damn utter disrespect for Luke Voit

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