Category Power Rankings: Week 15

After a week off for the holiday and as we head into the second half of the season, we are back with your weekly dose of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Christian Yelich MIL OF
2 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
3 Michael Brantley HOU OF
4 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
5 Mike Trout LAA OF
6 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B
7 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
8 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
9 Jorge Polanco MIN SS
10 Charlie Blackmon COL OF
11 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/OF +1
12 Justin Turner LAD 3B -1
13 Whit Merrifield KC 1B/2B/OF
14 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/3B +2
15 Elvis Andrus TEX SS
16 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS -2
17 David Dahl COL OF +1
18 Mookie Betts BOS OF -1
19 Josh Bell PIT 1B
20 Juan Soto WSH OF +2
21 David Peralta ARZ OF -1
22 Francisco Lindor CLE SS +3
23 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B/SS +1
24 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF Unranked
25 Jean Segura PHI SS -4

Off the List: Tommy Pham

DJ LeMahieu has turned in a legit MVP-caliber season to this point and is not slowing down. The former batting champion is currently leading the AL in AVG and has mashed his way to a .365 clip over his last 30 games.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF
2 Scott Kingery PHI 3B/SS/OF
3 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B +5
4 Howie Kendrick WSH 1B/2B/3B/OF
5 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B
6 Alex Verdugo LAD OF +1
7 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/SS/OF -4
8 Miguel Rojas MIA 1B/2B/3B/SS Unranked
9 Josh Reddick HOU OF -3
10 Leury Garcia CHW OF Unranked

Off the List: Avisail Garcia, Jose Iglesias

It would be easy to overlook Miguel Rojas as he plays for the Marlins, but he is on quite a tear. Rojas has hit .354 since June 1st and has shown a great ability to make contact and rarely strikes out. Might as well ride this out.

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mookie Betts BOS OF +1
2 Mike Trout LAA OF +2
3 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
4 Christian Yelich MIL OF -3
5 Charlie Blackmon COL OF +1
6 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +1
7 Nolan Arenado COL 3B -2
8 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B
9 Whit Merrifield KC 1B/2B/OF
10 Kris Bryant CHC 2B/OF
11 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
12 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF
13 George Springer HOU OF
14 Trevor Story COL SS +5
15 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B/SS
16 Josh Bell PIT 1B
17 J.D. Martinez BOS OF +1
18 Jean Segura PHI SS -4
19 Bryce Harper PHI OF -2
20 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
21 Francisco Lindor CLE SS
22 DJ LeMahieu NYY 2B/3B
23 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS +2
24 Carlos Santana CLE 1B/3B
25 Edwin Encarnacion NY 1B -2

Off the List: None

Trevor Story is currently on a 144-run pace. Pretty remarkable when you consider that the Rockies shortstop missed about two weeks due to injury.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Leury Garcia CHW OF
2 Nick Markakis ATL OF
3 Adam Eaton WSH OF
4 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B
5 Kole Calhoun LAA OF
6 Ramon Laureano OAK OF +1
7 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +2
8 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF
9 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/SS/OF -3
10 Yandy Diaz TB 1B/3B Unranked

Off the List: Jorge Soler

Over his last 22 games, Adam Eaton has hit .333 and scored 13 runs. It is no coincidence that the Nationals recent hot streak as a team has gone hand in hand with Eaton’s great play in recent weeks.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Christian Yelich MIL OF
2 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
3 Mike Trout LAA OF +1
4 Nolan Arenado COL 3B -1
5 Pete Alonso NYM 1B
6 Joey Gallo TEX 1B/OF +8
7 Gary Sanchez NYY C
8 Edwin Encarnacion NYY 1B -2
9 Khris Davis OAK OF -1
10 Mike Moustakas MIL 2B/3B
11 Aaron Judge NYY OF +6
12 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF -3
13 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B/SS -2
14 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS -2
15 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +1
16 J.D. Martinez BOS OF -1
17 Josh Bell PIT 1B +1
18 Matt Chapman OAK 3B
19 Trevor Story COL SS +6
20 Francisco Lindor CLE SS -1
21 Hunter Renfroe SD OF +3
22 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B -1
23 Eddie Rosario MIN OF
24 Paul Goldschmidt STL 1B -2
25 Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/3B Unranked

Off the List: Marcell Ozuna

Max Muncy has slugged five HRs over his last ten games. The multi-position eligible slugger has shown that 2018 was no fluke with 22 bombs in the first half.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Franmil Reyes SD OF
2 Jorge Soler KC OF
3 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B +1
4 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B +2
5 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF
6 Yandy Diaz TB 1B/3B +2
7 Christian Walker ARZ 1B Unranked
8 Kole Calhoun LAA OF +1
9 Renato Nunez BAL 1B/3B Unranked
10 Ramon Laureano OAK OF Unranked

Off the List: C.J. Cron (injury), Derek Dietrich, Rowdy Tellez

Christian Walker has gone though his ups and downs this season. He is currently back on the upswing with six dongs across his last 19 games.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
2 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
3 Christian Yelich MIL OF
4 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +1
5 Josh Bell PIT 1B +9
6 Edwin Encarnacion NYY 1B
7 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B +1
8 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B +1
9 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF -2
10 Jose Abreu CHW 1B
11 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
12 Pete Alonso NYM 1B +2
13 Khris Davis OAK OF -1
14 Mike Trout LAA OF +3
15 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B/SS
16 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS
17 Trevor Story COL SS Unranked
18 Eddie Rosario MIN OF
19 Gary Sanchez NYY C +1
20 Bryce Harper PHI OF -1
21 Eduardo Escobar ARZ 3B/SS
22 Aaron Judge NYY OF Unranked
23 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
24 Joey Gallo TEX 1B/OF -2
25 Juan Soto WSH OF -1

Off the List: Marcell Ozuna (injury), Ronald Acuna Jr.

In the 13 games since returning from injury, Aaron Judge has beenwell, Aaron Judge. He is getting on base, he is dropping bombs, and he is driving in runs. When fully healthy, Judge is as an elite of a run producer as there is.

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jorge Soler KC OF
2 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B
3 Franmil Reyes SD OF +2
4 Howie Kendrick WSH 1B/2B/3B/OF +2
5 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B +2
6 Renato Nunez BAL 1B/3B +4
7 Colin Moran PIT 2B/3B +2
8 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF Unranked
9 Asdrubal Cabrera TEX 2B/3B/SS -1
10 Nick Markakis ATL OF Unranked

Off the List: C.J. Cron (injury), Dansby Swanson (ownership)

Why isn’t Bryan Reynolds universally owned yet? It boggles my mind. The dude will not stop hitting and is still only 32% owned on Yahoo. 

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Adalberto Mondesi KC 2B/SS +1
2 Mallex Smith SEA OF -1
3 Jose Ramirez CLE 2B/3B
4 Billy Hamilton KC OF
5 Jonathan Villar BAL 2B/SS +1
6 Trea Turner WSH SS +1
7 Whit Merrifield KC 1B/2B/OF +1
8 Jarrod Dyson ARZ OF +1
9 Christian Yelich MIL OF +1
10 Elvis Andrus TEX SS +3
11 Dee Gordon SEA 2B/SS/OF
12 Starling Marte PIT OF
13 Tim Anderson CHW SS -8
14 Francisco Lindor CLE SS
15 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS +1
16 Byron Buxton MIN OF +1
17 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF +1
18 Victor Robles WSH OF -3
19 Trevor Story COL SS +3
20 Mike Trout LAA OF -1
21 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF +2
22 Lorenzo Cain MIL OF -1
23 Mookie Betts BOS OF -2
24 Andrew Benintendi BOS OF
25 Tommy Pham TB OF

Off the List: None

While, overall, Trea Turner‘s season has felt like a disappointment due to injuries, he has been excellent when on the field. The uber dynamic shortstop is on a 56-steal pace currently and should be an elite fantasy asset moving forward. Health permitting, of course.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mallex Smith SEA OF
2 Jarrod Dyson ARZ OF
3 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF
4 Kolten Wong STL 2B
5 Delino DeShields TEX OF
6 Ramon Laureano OAK OF
7 Amed Rosario NYM SS
8 Leury Garcia CHW OF +1
9 Manuel Margot SD OF +1
10 Danny Santana TEX 1B/2B/OF -2

Off the List: None

Not much change here.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mike Trout LAA OF
2 Christian Yelich MIL OF
3 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
4 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS
5 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
6 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B
7 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF
8 Carlos Santana CLE 1B/3B +1
9 Tommy Pham TB OF -1
10 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF +2
11 Juan Soto WSH OF
12 Mookie Betts BOS OF -2
13 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
14 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
15 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B
16 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/OF +3
17 Bryce Harper PHI OF -1
18 Josh Bell PIT 1B
19 Jorge Polanco MIN SS -2
20 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF +1
21 George Springer HOU OF +2
22 Justin Turner LAD 3B +2
23 Michael Conforto NYM OF -3
24 Charlie Blackmon COL OF +1
25 Luke Voit NYY 1B -3

Off the List: None

Jeff McNeil is really shaping up to be one of the best pure hitters in baseball. The guy does not strike out, and while he does not walk a ton, his hitting tool is so strong that he will always be a strong source of OBP due to his incredible AVG.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B
2 Adam Eaton WSH OF
3 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +1
4 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B +1
5 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF -2
6 Nick Markakis ATL OF
7 Jason Heyward CHC OF +1
8 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/OF -1
9 Alex Verdugo LAD OF +1
10 Justin Smoak TOR 1B Unranked

Off the List: Dexter Fowler

Jason Heyward has enjoyed a nice season so far. While Heyward may never live up to the expectations that were set for him when he was initially called up as a top prospect in the Braves system, he is showing signs of why he was so highly touted. Heyward has a .412 OBP over his last 13 games and remains a solid play in deeper OBP leagues.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Justin Verlander HOU SP
2 Max Scherzer WSH SP
3 Zack Greinke ARZ SP
4 Gerrit Cole HOU SP +1
5 Jose Berrios MIN SP -1
6 Trevor Bauer CLE SP
7 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP
8 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
9 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP
10 Aaron Nola PHI SP +1
11 Blake Snell TB SP -1
12 Charlie Morton TB SP +1
13 Luis Castillo CIN SP -1
14 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP +1
15 Patrick Corbin WSH SP -1
16 Walker Buehler LAD SP
17 Lucas Giolito CHW SP +2
18 Chris Sale BOS SP -1
19 German Marquez COL SP -1
20 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP/RP +1
21 Jake Odorizzi MIN SP -1
22 Mike Minor TEX SP
23 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP
24 Lance Lynn TEX SP
25 James Paxton NYY SP

Off the List: None

Trevor Bauer has tallied three consecutive victories and four in his last five starts. He has had his share of inconsistency this year, but Bauer still remains a top tier SP and should see better results in the second half. There is too much talent here.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Wade Miley HOU SP +1
2 Marco Gonzales SEA SP +1
3 Kyle Gibson MIN SP -2
4 Mike Fiers OAK SP +3
5 Merrill Kelly ARZ SP -1
6 Zach Davies MIL SP
7 John Means BAL SP/RP +1
8 Brett Anderson OAK SP +1
9 Andrew Cashner BAL SP Unranked
10 Mike Leake SEA SP

Off the List: Ryan Yarbrough

Three consecutive wins, five straight quality starts, an IPS across that span of 6.4 and an ERA of 1.41. Pretty nice run, right? That is what Andrew Cashner has been up to recently. Yes, that Andrew Cashner.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Justin Verlander HOU SP
2 Max Scherzer WSH SP
3 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
4 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP
5 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP +2
6 Trevor Bauer CLE SP -1
7 Charlie Morton TB SP +1
8 Chris Sale BOS SP -2
9 Jose Berrios MIN SP
10 Gerrit Cole HOU SP
11 Luis Castillo CIN SP +1
12 Blake Snell TB SP -1
13 Zack Greinke ARZ SP
14 Walker Buehler LAD SP
15 Patrick Corbin WSH SP
16 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP
17 Aaron Nola PHI SP
18 Lucas Giolito CHW SP
19 Shane Bieber CLE SP +3
20 Mike Soroka ATL SP +1
21 James Paxton NYY SP -2
22 Jake Odorizzi MIN SP -2
23 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP
24 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP Unranked
25 Matt Boyd DET SP -1

Off the List: German Marquez

Shane Bieber had turned in five straight solid starts before the All-Star break to the tune of a 2.06 ERA during that span. He is shaping up to be a legit top-15 SP right now.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Wade Miley HOU SP
2 John Means BAL SP +1
3 Sonny Gray CIN SP Unranked
4 Zach Davies MIL SP -2
5 Dakota Hudson STL SP +3
6 Brett Anderson OAK SP +1
7 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -2
8 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP +1
9 Andrew Cashner BAL SP Unranked
10 Trevor Richards MIA SP -6

Off the List: Zach Plesac

It has gone somewhat unnoticed that Sonny Gray is enjoying an excellent bounce-back season so far. He was selected to the All-Star game for the second time in his career and deservedly so. He should be universally owned but yet is still only 40% owned in ESPN leagues.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Max Scherzer WSH SP
2 Gerrit Cole HOU SP
3 Justin Verlander HOU SP
4 Chris Sale BOS SP
5 Trevor Bauer CLE SP
6 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP
7 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
8 Blake Snell TB SP
9 Matt Boyd DET SP
10 Patrick Corbin WSH SP
11 Charlie Morton TB SP +1
12 Shane Bieber CLE SP +1
13 Luis Castillo CIN SP -2
14 Zack Wheeler NYM SP
15 Aaron Nola PHI SP
16 Robbie Ray ARZ SP
17 Lucas Giolito CHW SP
18 James Paxton NYY SP
19 Walker Buehler LAD SP +3
20 Jose Berrios MIN SP -1
21 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP/RP
22 German Marquez COL SP -2
23 Jack Flaherty STL SP +1
24 Yu Darvish CHC SP Unranked
25 Noah Syndergaard NYM SP

Off the List: Mike Minor

Despite being mind-numbingly inconsistent, Yu Darvish will always rack up the K’s. He is up to 119 on the year and has shown some signs of the old Darvish lately. Here’s to hoping he finds his groove because when he is going right, he has always been a fun arm to watch pitch.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Sonny Gray CIN SP +6
2 Trent Thornton TOR SP -1
3 Kyle Gibson MIN SP +2
4 Tyler Mahle CIN SP -2
5 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP +4
6 Tanner Roark CIN SP +2
7 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -4
8 Chase Anderson MIL SP/RP Unranked
9 Jordan Lyles PIT SP/RP Unranked
10 Dylan Bundy BAL SP -4

Off the List: Joey Lucchesi (ownership), Elieser Hernandez

Kyle Gibson has posted a career-high K% and SwStr% this year. He is a solid innings-eater for fantasy owners and, if he can maintain this strikeout rate, a good source of punch outs.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Kirby Yates SD RP
2 Kenley Jansen LAD RP
3 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP
4 Roberto Osuna HOU RP
5 Felipe Vazquez PIT RP
6 Brad Hand CLE RP
7 Josh Hader MIL RP
8 Shane Greene DET RP
9 Edwin Diaz NYM RP
10 Blake Treinen OAK RP
11 Sean Doolittle WSH RP
12 Will Smith SF RP
13 Craig Kimbrel CHC RP +3
14 Alex Colome CHW RP +1
15 Hector Neris PHI RP -2
16 Ken Giles TOR RP -2
17 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP
18 Wade Davis COL RP
19 Greg Holland ARZ RP
20 Sergio Romo MIA  SP/RP
21 Luke Jackson ATL RP
22 Hansel Robles LAA RP
23 Ian Kennedy KC SP/RP
24 Carlos Martinez STL SP/RP Unranked
25 Shawn Kelley TEX RP -1

Off the List: Jose Alvarado

Carlos Martinez is the fill-in closer for the Cardinals right now. I say “fill-in” because there is a decent chance the Cardinals add a bullpen piece that could potentially fill that closer’s role. Regardless, Martinez should be owned if you are in need of saves.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Sergio Romo MIA SP/RP
2 Luke Jackson ATL RP
3 Hansel Robles LAA RP
4 Ian Kennedy KC SP/RP
5 Shawn Kelley TEX RP
6 Emilio Pagan TB RP +1
7 Taylor Rogers MIN RP +1
8 Diego Castillo TB SP/RP Unranked
9 Roenis Elias SEA SP/RP Unranked
10 A.J. Minter ATL RP -1

Off the List: Jose Alvarado (injury), Jose Leclerc

Hansel Robles has been a nice surprise for the Halos so far. Once Cody Allen collapsed as the closer, Robles slid into the role and has done a nice job. Whether he is long for the role is still questionable, but he should be owned until further notice.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Justin Verlander HOU SP
2 Max Scherzer WSH SP
3 Gerrit Cole HOU SP
4 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP
5 Zack Greinke ARZ SP
6 Chris Sale BOS SP
7 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
8 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP
9 Trevor Bauer CLE SP
10 Jose Berrios MIN SP +1
11 Luis Castillo CIN SP +1
12 Blake Snell TB SP -2
13 Charlie Morton TB SP +1
14 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP -1
15 Matt Boyd DET SP
16 Aaron Nola PHI SP
17 Walker Buehler LAD SP
18 Shane Bieber CLE SP +1
19 Patrick Sorbin WSH SP -1
20 David Price BOS SP
21 Lucas Giolito CHW SP
22 Mike Soroka ATL SP
23 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP
24 Yonny Chirinos TB SP/RP Unranked
25 James Paxton NYY SP

Off the List: German Marquez

Yonny Chirinos has been a must-start pitcher over the last couple months. He owns a sub-1.00 WHIP on the year and a 2.93 ERA across his last seven starts. He is one of the best SP/RP options for points leagues and appears to be pretty legit.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Wade Miley HOU SP
2 Mike Fiers OAK SP +5
3 Sonny Gray CIN SP +7
4 Kyle Gibson MIN SP +1
5 Tyler Mahle CIN SP +3
6 Michael Pineda MIN SP +3
7 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP Unranked
8 Andrew Cashner BAL SP Unranked
9 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -6
10 Jeff Samardzija SF SP Unranked

Off the List: Joey Lucchesi (ownership), Zach Plesac, Trevor Richards

With each passing week, Mike Fiers, somehow, becomes more and more must-own. Fiers owns a WHIP under 1.00 over his last 12 starts and his numbers are looking very respectable at the moment. He won’t strike anyone out, but quality starts have become automatic.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Max Scherzer WSH SP
2 Justin Verlander HOU SP
3 Zack Greinke ARZ SP
4 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
5 Gerrit Cole HOU SP
6 Trevor Bauer CLE SP
7 Clayton Kershaw LAD SP
8 Jose Berrios MIN SP +1
9 Chris Sale BOS SP -1
10 Patrick Corbin WSH SP +1
11 Blake Snell TB SP -1
12 Matt Boyd DET SP
13 Aaron Nola PHI SP
14 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP
15 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP
16 Luis Castillo CIN SP
17 Charlie Morton TB SP
18 Shane Bieber CLE SP +1
19 Madison Bumgarner SF SP -1
20 Masahiro Tanaka NYY SP
21 Walker Buehler LAD SP +3
22 Lucas Giolito CHW SP -1
23 Mike Minor TEX SP
24 German Marquez COL SP -2
25 Jon Gray COL SP Unranked

Off the List: Noah Syndergaard

Jon Gray has looked much more like the pitcher we thought he was a couple of years ago. He now has 11 quality starts and is actually pitching tremendously at the hitter-friendly confines of Coors Field.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mike Fiers OAK SP +1
2 Wade Miley HOU SP -1
3 Dakota Hudson STL SP/RP Unranked
4 Merrill Kelly ARZ SP
5 Brett Anderson OAK SP +2
6 Andrew Cashner BAL SP Unranked
7 Marco Gonzales SEA SP +2
8 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP
9 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -3
10 Mike Leake SEA SP

Off the List: Zach Plesac, Trevor Richards

Nine of Dakota Hudson‘s last twelve starts have been of the quality variety. Things may come crashing down for the 24-year old as he does not miss many bats and puts WAY too many guys on base. But if you need a decent start in a good matchup, give him a look.

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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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Comments


J

Glad to see him finally make the rankings, but I really think you just massively underrate Hendricks in general. He was a top 25 pitcher by ERA and a top 30 pitcher by WHIP every year since 2016. There are not that many pitchers that consistent. Since 2016 he’s 6th in ERA and 10th in WHIP. Yeah he’s not gonna kill the strikeout numbers, but he’s top 10 in ratios.

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