Category Power Rankings: Week 18

The Week 18 Category Power Rankings are here, and Colin Ward has got all the bases covered

After a week away, we are back with the latest edition of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF
2Michael BrantleyHOUOF+1
3Nolan ArenadoCOL3B-1
4Freddie FreemanATL1B
5Anthony RendonWSH3B+1
6Mike TroutLAAOF-1
7Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
8Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OF+2
9DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B+3
10Charlie BlackmonCOLOF+1
11Jorge PolancoMINSS-2
12J.D. MartinezBOSOF-4
13Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF
14Xander BogaertsBOSSS+1
15David DahlCOLOF+2
16Justin TurnerLAD3B-2
17Elvis AndrusTEXSS-1
18Mookie BettsBOSOF
19Rafael DeversBOS3B+2
20Kris BryantCHC3B/OF+2
21Juan SotoWSHOF-1
22Francisco LindorCLESS+1
23Ketel MarteARZ2B/SS/OF+2
24Josh BellPIT1B-5
25Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOFUnranked

 

Off the List: Javier Baez

Xander Bogaerts is enjoying a career season and is shaping up to flirt with the first round entering draft season in 2020. He is currently hitting .311 and has gotten better as the year has gone on.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
2Hanser AlbertoBAL2B/3B
3Alex VerdugoLADOF
4David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF+3
5Howie KendrickWSH1B/2B/3B/OF-1
6Leury GarciaCHWSS/OF+2
7Miguel CabreraDET1B-2
8Nick MarkakisATLOF+2
9Miguel RojasHOUOFUnranked
10Jose MartinezSTL1B/OFUnranked

 

Off the List: Scott Kingery, Josh Reddick

All Hanser Alberto does is hit. He is currently fourth in the AL in batting average and is hitting .328 since the start of June. That is a pretty good sample size of just pure raking.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mookie BettsBOSOF
2Mike TroutLAAOF
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
4Christian YelichMILOF
5Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
6Freddie FreemanATL1B
7Kris BryantCHC3B/OF+2
8Anthony RendonWSH3B
9Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF+1
10Nolan ArenadoCOL3B-3
11Xander BogaertsBOSSS+1
12Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF-1
13Trevor StoryCOLSS
14George SpringerHOUOF
15Rafael DeversBOS3B+4
16Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS-1
17Josh BellPIT1B-1
18DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B+2
19Francisco LindorCLESS+2
20Fernando Tatis Jr.SDSS+2
21J.D. MartinezBOSOF-4
22Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+2
23Carlos SantanaCLE1B/3B
24Bryce HarperPHIOF-6
25Starling MartePITOFUnranked

 

Off the List: Edwin Encarnacion

Fernando Tatis Jr.‘s 162-game pace right now is 43 home runs, 102 RBI, 122 runs, and 32 stolen bases. While those numbers may not be completely attainable for the Padres phenom over a full season, he sure is shaping up to be a complete fantasy stalwart for many years to come.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Leury GarciaCHWOF
2Nick MarkakisATLOF
3Adam EatonWSHOF
4Daniel VogelbachSEA1B
Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+1
6Kyle SchwarberCHCOF+1
7Kole CalhounLAAOF-2
8David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF+1
9Brandon BeltSF1B/OF+1
10Christian WalkerARZ1BUnranked

 

Off the List: Yandy Diaz (injury)

Leury Garcia has put together a decent little season. He has managed to hit for a solid average all year, steal some bases, and has scored more runs than the likes of J.D. Martinez, Manny Machado, and Bryce Harper.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF
2Mike TroutLAAOF+1
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF-1
4Pete AlonsoNYM1B+1
5Nolan ArenadoCOL3B-1
6Edwin EncarnacionNYY1B+1
7Aaron JudgeNYYOF+1
8Mike MoustakasMIL2B/3B+2
9Khris DavisOAKOF+2
10Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+3
11Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+3
12Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
13Freddie FreemanATL1B+2
14Hunter RenfroeSDOF+6
15Josh BellPIT1B+2
16J.D. MartinezBOSOF
17Matt ChapmanOAK3B+1
18Trevor StoryCOLSS+1
19Max MuncyLAD1B/2B/3B+2
20Francisco LindorCLESS+3
21Max KeplerMINOFUnranked
22Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B+2
23Eugenio SuarezCIN3BUnranked
24Nelson CruzMINUTUnranked
25Manny MachadoSD3B/SS

 

Off the List: Anthony Rizzo, Joey Gallo (injury), Gary Sanchez (injury)

I am holding strong by keeping Khris Davis in the top 10. I just have a gut feeling he is going to have a very strong finish to the year to get his numbers back up to respectable levels. And, of course, bump his average up to around .247 or so.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Franmil ReyesCLEOF
2Daniel VogelbachSEA1B+1
3Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B+1
4Renato NunezBAL1B/3B+4
5Christian WalkerARZ1B
6Kyle SchwarberCHCOF+1
7Kole CalhounLAAOFUnranked
8Justin SmoakTOR1BUnranked
9Nomar MazaraTEXOFUnranked
10Mark CanhaOAK1B/OFUnranked

 

Off the List: Jorge Soler (ownership), Yandy Diaz (injury), C.J. Cron (injury), Ramon Laureano (injury)

Mark Canha has hit his way into an everyday role for the Athletics, and deservedly so. He is now up to 17 home runs and should be, at the very least, on your AL-only league radars.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
2Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
3Christian YelichMILOF
4Freddie FreemanATL1B
5Josh BellPIT1B
6Anthony RendonWSH3B+1
7Mike TroutLAAOF+5
8Edwin EncarnacionNYY1B
9Anthony RizzoCHC1B-3
10Jose AbreuCHW1B
11Pete AlonsoNYM1B
12Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF-3
13J.D. MartinezBOSOF
14Khris DavisOAKOF-1
15Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
16Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS
17Trevor StoryCOLSS
18Xander BogaertsBOSSS+4
19Bryce HarperPHIOF-1
20Aaron JudgeNYYOF+1
21Eduardo EscobarARZ3B/SS-2
22Rafael DeversBOS3BUnranked
23Eddie RosarioMINOF+1
24Eugenio SuarezCIN3BUnranked
25Juan SotoWSHOF

 

Off the List: Joey Gallo (injury), Gary Sanchez (injury)

Eugenio Suarez‘s first four months of the year or so could be classified as disappointing, but he has made up for it over the past couple of weeks. Suarez has tallied six home runs and 13 RBI over the past two weeks and is fruitfully rewarding fantasy owners who stuck with him all year long.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Daniel VogelbachSEA1B+1
2Franmil ReyesCLEOF+1
3Renato NunezBAL1B/3B+3
4Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+4
5Renato NunezBAL1B/3B+1
6Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B+1
7Nick MarkakisATLOF+3
8Colin MoranPIT2B/3B-3
9Nomar MazaraTEXOFUnranked
10Kole CalhounLAAOFUnranked

 

Off the List: Jorge Soler (ownership), C.J. Cron (injury)

If you play in a 10-team league or even some standard 12-team leagues, there is a pretty good chance Nomar Mazara is available on your waiver wire. Mazara, once a very highly touted prospect for the Rangers, has still yet to break through that glass ceiling and reach those heights that scouts provided him before even reaching The Show. Still only 24 years old, there is a good chance Mazara turns into a legit all-around hitter some day, but until then, you could do a lot worse if you are in need of some run production.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the List: None

As expected, Ronald Acuna Jr. has been a fantasy stud this year. The only question coming into the season was how much Brian Snitker would have him run. Once he was firmly entrenched in the leadoff spot, Acuna’s value boomed. He has stolen 12 bags across his past 19 games and is currently third in the majors with 25 swipes. He is really, really good.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mallex SmithSEAOF
2Jarrod DysonARZOF
3Billy HamiltonKCOFUnranked
4Kevin KiermaierTBOF-1
5Manuel MargotSDOF
6Kolten WongSTL2B-2
7Amed RosarioNYMSS+1
8Ramon LaureanoOAKOF-1
9Oscar MercadoCLEOF-3
10Danny SantanaTEX1B/2B/OF-1

 

Off the List: Delino DeShields

The fact that Mallex Smith still qualifies for this list is kind of crazy. He is still only 52% owned in Yahoo leagues. He is a better hitter than Billy Hamilton was during his 50-plus steal seasons, and Hamilton was almost universally owned. Yes, I know, those 50-steal seasons are a thing of the past now, but as the best (healthy) base stealer in the game, he should be more appreciated.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mike TroutLAAOF
2Christian YelichMILOF
3Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+1
4Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+1
5Freddie FreemanATL1B-2
6Anthony RendonWSH3B
7Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
8Carlos SantanaCLE1B/3B
9Kris BryantCHC3B/OF
10Juan SotoWSHOF
11Mookie BettsBOSOF+1
12Anthony RizzoCHC1B+1
13Tommy PhamTBOF-2
14Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
15J.D. MartinezBOSOF
16Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OF
17Bryce HarperPHIOF
18George SpringerHOUOF+2
19Shin-Soo ChooTEXOF
20Josh BellPIT1B-2
21DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B+2
22Xander BogaertsBOSSSUnranked
23Josh DonaldsonATL3B+1
24Justin TurnerLAD3B-2
25Nelson CruzMINUTUnranked

 

Off the List: Jorge Polanco, Luke Voit (injury)

The adjustments Cody Bellinger has made at the dish this year are career altering. He has cut his strikeout rate down 8% and increased his walk rate about 4%. If he can maintain this approach, he will evolve into one of the best all around hitters in the game. And he is still only 24.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Daniel VogelbachSEA1B
2Brandon BeltSF1B/OF
3Adam EatonWSHOF
4Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
5Jason HeywardCHCOF+2
6Justin SmoakTOR1B+3
7Alex VerdugoLADOF+1
8Miguel CabreraDET1B-3
9David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF+1
10Kolten WongSTL2BUnranked

 

Off the List: Nick Markakis (injury)

Jason Heyward has low-key enjoyed a nice little season. He is getting on base (.353), he has hit for some pop (16 home runs), and has run a little (six stolen bases). Maybe his career with the Cubs is taking a turn for the better.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP
2Gerrit ColeHOUSP+2
3Zack GreinkeHOUSP
4Clayton KershawLADSP+2
5Jose BerriosMINSP+2
6Max ScherzerWSHSP-4
7Trevor BauerCINSP-2
8Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+1
9Aaron NolaPHISP+1
10Jacob deGromNYMSP-2
11Charlie MortonTBSP
12Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+1
13Walker BuehlerLADSP+2
14Luis CastilloCINSP
15Patrick CorbinWSHSP+2
16Lucas GiolitoCHWSP
17Lance LynnTEXSP+4
18Domingo GermanNYYSP/RP+6
19Shane BieberCLESPUnranked
20German MarquezCOLSP+2
21Jake OdorizziMINSP-1
22Chris SaleBOSSP-4
23Mike MinorTEXSP
24Eduardo RodriguezBOSSPUnranked
25Ryan YarbroughTBSP/RPUnranked

 

Off the List: Blake Snell (injury), Brandon Woodruff (injury), Masahiro Tanaka

Jose Berrios has won his past two decisions, giving him 10 victories on the year. That now makes three straight seasons the right-hander has tallied double digit wins. He appears to be getting better with each passing year, and he still only just turned 25.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Ryan YarbroughTBSP/RP+8
2Kyle GibsonMINSP+1
3Marco GonzalesSEASP-1
4Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP+1
5Brett AndersonOAKSP+3
6Zach DaviesMILSP+1
7Jeff SamardzijaSFSPUnranked
8Jason VargasPHISP
9Andrew CashnerBOSSP+1
10Aaron SanchezHOUSPUnranked

 

Off the List: Wade Miley (ownership), Mike Fiers (ownership), John Means (injury)

I know, I know: Aaron Sanchez is 4-14; how on earth could he help you in the win column? Well, a deadline trade to the Astros certainly helps. The Houston coaching staff has worked wonders with pitchers over the years and always manages to get the best out of their arms. Six no-hit innings in his Astros debut is certainly a good sign for the ERA champion of 2016. Just keep tabs on him.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP
2Jacob deGromNYMSP+1
3Clayton KershawLADSP+1
4Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+1
5Max ScherzerWSHSP-3
6Charlie MortonTBSP
7Gerrit ColeHOUSP+1
8Jose BerriosMINSP+1
9Luis CastilloCINSP+2
10Zack GreinkeHOUSP+2
11Trevor BauerCINSP-4
12Chris SaleBOSSP-2
13Walker BuehlerLADSP+1
14Patrick CorbinWSHSP+2
15Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
16Aaron NolaPHISP+1
17Shane BieberCLESP+2
18Lucas GiolitoCHWSP
19Mike SorokaATLSP+1
20Kyle HendricksCHCSP+1
21Wade MileyHOUSPUnranked
22Marcus StromanNYMSPUnranked
23Matt BoydDETSP+2
24Mike MinorTEXSPUnranked
25Jake OdorizziMINSP-3

 

Off the List: Blake Snell (injury), Masahiro Tanaka, James Paxton

Speaking of pitchers who have had their careers reborn in Houston, Wade Miley has been remarkable this year. He holds a 2.09 ERA over his [ast seven starts and has lowered his mark to 3.05 on the season.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Zach PlesacCLESP+9
2Kyle GibsonMINSP+7
3Zach DaviesMILSP+1
4Chris BassittOAKSP+3
5Jeff SamardzijaSFSPUnranked
6Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP
7Zac GallenARZSPUnranked
8Brett AndersonOAKSP
9Tanner RoarkOAKSPUnranked
10Taylor ClarkeARZSPUnranked

 

Off the List: Wade Miley (ownership), Mike Fiers (ownership), John Means (injury), Sonny Gray (ownership)

Whether it has been on the farm or in The Show, Zac Gallen has impressed all year long. He was shaping up to be a mainstay in the Marlins rotation until a deadline deal sent him to Arizona. He should have no problem carving out a rotation spot for many years to come for the Diamondbacks.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Gerrit ColeHOUSP+1
2Justin VerlanderHOUSP+1
3Chris SaleBOSSP+1
4Trevor BauerCINSP+1
5Max ScherzerWSHSP-4
6Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
7Jacob deGromNYMSP
8Matt BoydDETSP+1
9Charlie MortonTBSP+2
10Patrick CorbinWSHSP
11Shane BieberCLESP+1
12Robbie RayARZSP+3
13Aaron NolaPHISP+1
14Luis CastilloCINSP-1
15Walker BuehlerLADSP+3
16Lucas GiolitoCHWSP
17James PaxtonNYYSP
18Lance LynnTEXSP+6
19Jose BerriosMINSP+1
20Yu DarvishCHCSP+3
21German MarquezCOLSP+1
22Zack WheelerNYMSPUnranked
23Mike MinorTEXSP+2
24Mike ClevingerCLESPUnranked
25Madison BumgarnerSFSPUnranked

 

Off the List: Blake Snell (injury), Brandon Woodruff (injury)

Aaron Nola has found his groove from a year ago and has been on quite a roll over the past six weeks. Across his past nine starts, Nola has a 1.91 ERA and 73 strikeouts in 61.1 innings. While his command has not been as good as it was in 2018, his strikeout rate has increased, and he is still looking like the ace we thought he was.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Kyle GibsonMINSP+1
2Jordan YamamotoMIASP+1
3Chase AndersonMILSP/RP+1
4Jacob JunisKCSP+2
5Trent ThorntonTORSP-4
6Tanner RoarkOAKSP-1
7Chris BassittOAKSP
8Jordan LylesMILSP/RP
9Aaron SanchezHOUSPUnranked
10Reynaldo LopezCHWSPUnranked

 

Off the List: Griffin Canning (injury), Anthony Desclafani

Jordan Lyles has definitely had his share of ups and downs this year. But he now finds himself back on the Brewers, the place he pitched a year ago and pitched well enough to earn himself a contract with the Pirates. Things could be back on the rise for Lyles with a return to Milwaukee if he can regain his success he found in 2018.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Kirby YatesSDRP
2Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP+1
3Kenley JansenLADRP-1
4Roberto OsunaHOURP
5Brad HandCLERP
6Felipe VazquezPITRP
7Josh HaderMILRP
8Shane GreeneATLRP
9Sean DoolittleWSHRP+1
10Will SmithSFRP+1
11Edwin DiazNYMRP-2
12Craig KimbrelCHCRP+1
13Alex ColomeCHWRP+1
14Hector NerisPHIRP+1
15Raisel IglesiasCINRP+2
16Ken GilesTORRP
17Liam HendriksOAKSP/RPUnranked
18Greg HollandARZRP+1
19Ian KennedyKCSP/RP+4
20Hansel RoblesLAARP+2
21Carlos MartinezSTLSP/RP+3
22Emilio PaganTBRPUnranked
23Jose LeclercTEXRPUnranked
24Taylor RogersMINRPUnranked
25Scott ObergCOLRPUnranked

 

Off the List: Wade Davis, Luke Jackson, Sergio Romo, Shawn Kelley (injury), Blake Treinen

The trade deadline caused a lot of movement here. Although a move that was not related to a trade may be the biggest story here as Wade Davis was removed from the closer’s role in Colorado. Scott Oberg has been named the replacement as he has been above and beyond the Rockies best reliever this year. He needs to be owned in all formats right now.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Emilio PaganTBRP+5
2Jose LeclercTEXRPUnranked
3Taylor RogersMINRP+4
4Scott ObergCOLRPUnranked
5Diego CastilloTBSP/RP+4
6Anthony BassSEARPUnranked
7Brandon WorkmanBOSRPUnranked
8Sergio RomoMINSP/RP-7
9Mychal GivensBALRPUnranked
10Wade DavisCOLRPUnranked

 

Off the List: Hansel Robles (ownership), Ian Kennedy (ownership), Luke Jackson, Shawn Kelley (injury), Roenis Elias, A.J. Minter

This is a pretty ugly list.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP
2Gerrit ColeHOUSP+1
3Clayton KershawLADSP+1
4Max ScherzerWSHSP-2
5Zack GreinkeHOUSP
6Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+2
7Jacob deGromNYMSP
8Chris SaleBOSSP-2
9Jose BerriosMINSP+1
10Charlie MortonTBSP+2
11Luis CastilloCINSP
12Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+1
13Shane BieberCLESP+5
14Trevor BauerCINSP-5
15Walker BuehlerLADSP+2
16Aaron NolaPHISP-1
17Matt BoydDETSP-1
18Patrick CorbinWSHSP+1
19Kyle HendricksCHCSP+6
20Lucas GiolitoCHWSP
21Mike SorokaATLSP
22Yonny ChirinosTBSP/RP+1
23Wade MileyHOUSPUnranked
24Mike ClevingerCLESPUnranked
25Sonny GrayCINSP/RPUnranked

 

Off the List: Blake Snell (injury), Masahiro Tanaka, David Price

Gerrit Cole is 9-0 across his past 13 starts with a WHIP of 0.93, 116 strikeouts, and a 1.91 ERA. He may just take the AL Cy Young.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff SamardzijaSFSP+6
2Chris BassittOAKSP+7
3Kyle GibsonMINSP+1
4Jordan YamamotoMIASP+2
5Brett AndersonOAKSPUnranked
6Merrill KellyARZSPUnranked
7Mike LeakeARZSPUnranked
8Ryan YarbroughTBSP/RPUnranked
9Taylor ClarkeARZSPUnranked
10Andrew CashnerBOSSP-2

 

Off the List: Wade Miley (ownership), Mike Fiers (ownership), Sonny Gray (ownership), Michael Pineda (injury), Griffin Canning (injury)

Mike Leake has posted a sub-1.00 WHIP across his past three starts. Now in Arizona, we will see if he can keep the good times rolling in a more hitter-friendly ballpark.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP+1
2Zack GreinkeHOUSP+1
3Jacob deGromNYMSP+1
4Gerrit ColeHOUSP+1
5Max ScherzerWSHSP-4
6Clayton KershawLADSP+1
7Jose BerriosMINSP+1
8Patrick CorbinWSHSP+1
9Trevor BauerCINSP-3
10Aaron NolaPHISP+1
11Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+2
12Chris SaleBOSSP-2
13Matt BoydDETSP+1
14Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+1
15Shane BieberCLESP+3
16Charlie MortonTBSP+1
17Luis CastilloCINSP-1
18Walker BuehlerLADSP+3
19Madison BumgarnerSFSP
20Lance LynnTEXSP+4
21Lucas GioitoCHWSP+1
22Mike MinorTEXSP+1
23Mike ClevingerCLESPUnranked
24Marcus StromanNYMSPUnranked
25Kyle HendricksCOLSP

 

Off the List: Blake Snell (injury), Jon Gray

Mike Clevinger has been sensational since returning from the IL. He has posted four straight quality starts to go along with 34 strikeouts across 26.1 innings during that span.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Brett AndersonOAKSP+3
2Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP+1
3Zach PlesacCLESP+7
4Mike LeakeARZSP+3
5Marco GonzalesSEASP+4
6Andrew CashnerBOSSP
7Zac GallenARZSPUnranked
8Jordan YamamotoMIASP
9Merrill KellyARZSP-4
10Brad KellerKCSP/RPUnranked

 

Off the List: Mike Fiers (ownership), Wade Miley (ownership)

The quality start machine, Brett Anderson, has now posted a quality start in nine of his past 13 outings, including five in his past six.

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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 Leo says:

    I’m very confused why Marcus Semien isn’t in your top 25 Runs Category? He plays every day and bats leadoff in a decent lineup. He is 8th on the year for Runs, and has the 3rd most Runs since the All-Star Break. What don’t you like about him, he has way more runs than so many more people on that list?

  • Avatar Dave says:

    I noticed Matt Olson isn’t on your HR list, not even your deep league. Why not? He has 22 HRs in only 292 ABs. Thanks.

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