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Category Power Rankings: Week 19

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 Michael Brantley HOU OF
2 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B
3 Trea Turner LAD SS
4 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
5 Adam Frazier SD 2B/OF
6 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B +1
7 Tim Anderson CWS SS -1
8 Jesse Winker CIN OF +1
9 J.D. Martinez BOS OF -1
10 Nick Castellanos CIN OF
11 Juan Soto WSH OF
12 Cedric Mullins BAL OF
13 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF
14 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +2
15 Nelson Cruz TB UT
16 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +1
17 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/SS/OF +2
18 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/3B -4
19 Justin Turner LAD 3B -1
20 Bo Bichette TOR SS
21 Jean Segura PHI 2B/3B/SS
22 Bryce Harper PHI OF +1
23 Jose Altuve HOU 2B +1
24 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/OF +1
25 Carlos Correa HOU SS -2

Off the list: None

Bryce Harper has been absolutely unreal over the past month, but specifically over the last two weeks. The former MVP is slashing .419/.569/.884 during that span and now owns a .303/.413/.565 line. He is making a hard push for the NL MVP but his low RBI totals may hurt him in the end. RBI totals aside, Harper has been a fantasy stalwart for managers this year when healthy.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Luis Arraez MIN 2B/3B/OF
2 Josh Harrison OAK 2B/3B/OF
3 Harrison Bader STL OF +1
4 Ty France SEA 1B/2B/3B +2
5 Miguel Rojas MIA SS +4
6 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B/SS Unranked
7 Nicky Lopez KC 2B/SS -2
8 Kyle Farmer CIN C/1B/2B/3B/SS Unranked
9 Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B +1
10 J.P. Crawford SEA SS -3

Off the list: AJ Pollock (ownership), Steven Duggar

It has taken some time, but it appears we may be witnessing the blossoming of Brendan Rodgers into the bat that scouts told us about for years. Hitting .360 over his last two weeks’ worth of games and .329 across his last 18 games, Rodgers finds himself playing just about everyday for the rebuilding Rockies and that should not change.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the list: Kris Bryant

George Springer has fit right into the Blue Jays’ high-powered offense since returning from injury. Scoring 21 runs over his last 24 games, Springer is scoring at a 126 run full-season pace.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Cèsar Hernández CWS 2B
2 Robbie Grossman DET OF +1
3 Brandon Nimmo NYM OF -1
4 Akil Baddoo DET OF +2
5 Abraham Toro SEA 2B/3B Unranked
6 Ty France SEA 1B/2B/3B +1
7 Kyle Farmer CIN C/1B/2B/3B/SS Unranked
8 J.P. Crawford SEA SS -4
9 Brendan Rodgers COL 2B/SS Unranked
10 Miguel Rojas MIA SS Unranked

Off the list: AJ Pollock (ownership), Wilmer Flores, Jeimer Candelario, Yandy Díaz

Since being acquired by the Mariners, Abraham Toro has been outstanding at the dish. Toro has 11 runs over his last 14 games while slashing .388/.464/.776. He should be owned in deeper mixed leagues until further notice.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Shohei Ohtani LAA UT/SP
2 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B
3 Matt Olson OAK 1B
4 Joey Gallo NYY OF
5 Aaron Judge NYY OF
6 Rafael Devers BOS 3B
7 Nelson Cruz TB UT
8 Adolis García TEX OF
9 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +1
10 José Ramírez CLE 3B -1
11 Javier Báez NYM SS +1
12 Pete Alonso NYM 1B +4
13 Jesse Winker CIN OF
14 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF +3
15 Franmil Reyes CLE OF +4
16 J.D. Martinez BOS OF -2
17 Marcus Semien TOR 2B/SS +1
18 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS -7
19 Nolan Arenado STL 3B +1
20 Jared Walsh LAA 1B/OF -5
21 Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/3B
22 George Springer TOR OF Unranked
23 Mitch Haniger SEA OF
24 Kris Bryant SF 1B/3B/OF -2
25 Giancarlo Stanton NYY OF -1

Off the list: Nick Castellanos

While he may not be putting up numbers comparable to his time in Colorado, Nolan Arenado has still shown solid power to the tune of 21 HRs through 106 games. Arenado is currently on a 33 HR full-season pace which, with the exception of last year’s truncated campaign, would give him six consecutive seasons with at least 30 homers.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Adam Duvall ATL OF
2 Jorge Soler ATL OF +7
3 Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B +7
4 C.J. Cron COL 1B +3
5 Mike Zunino TB C
6 Miguel Sanó MIN 1B/3B -4
7 Sam Hilliard COL OF Unranked
8 Max Kepler MIN OF
9 Abraham Toro SEA 2B/3B Unranked
10 Brad Miller PHI 1B/2B/3B/OF Unranked

Off the list: AJ Pollock (ownership), Avisaíl García (ownership), Eric Haase (ownership)

After falling out of favor with most fantasy owners following his abysmal 2020, Sam Hilliard is looking kind of interesting again as a deep league add. Hilliard has four HRs over his last eight games and now has seven across only 89 at-bats. Considering he plays all his home games in Coors Field, Hilliard is worth a look.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the list: Trey Mancini

This Toronto lineup can do no wrong. Teoscar Hernández finds himself tied with his teammate Randal Grichuk for tenth in the American League in RBI. The Jays have five players in the top 15 in the AL in RBI. They are going to be fun to watch for a while.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Adam Duvall ATL OF
2 Hunter Renfroe BOS OF +8
3 C.J. Cron COL 1B Unranked
4 Rowdy Tellez MIL 1B +5
5 Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF
6 Jed Lowrie OAK 2B
7 Harrison Bader STL OF
8 Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B
9 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B -5
10 Joc Pederson ATL 1B/OF Unranked

Off the list: Avisaíl García (ownership), Eric Haase (ownership)

Joc Pederson has been an excellent addition to the Atlanta order. Joc is slashing .310/.380/.507 with 13 RBI in 20 games since joining the team at the deadline.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Starling Marte OAK OF +1
2 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF -1
3 Trea Turner LAD SS
4 Cedric Mullins BAL OF
5 Tim Anderson CWS SS
6 Bo Bichette TOR SS
7 Trevor Story COL SS
8 Raimel Tapia COL OF +1
9 Shohei Ohtani LAA UT/SP +1
10 Dylan Moore
SEA 2B/3B/SS/OF +4
11 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS -3
12 Tommy Edman STL 2B/3B/SS/OF -1
13 Randy Arozarena TB OF
14 Myles Straw
CLE SS/OF +1
15 Tommy Pham SD OF +2
16 Javier Báez NYM SS +3
17 Garrett Hampson COL 2B/SS/OF -5
18 Akil Baddoo DET OF
19 Ozzie Albies ATL 2B -3
20 Bryce Harper PHI OF
21 José Ramírez CLE 3B
22 Isiah Kiner-Falefa TEX C/3B/SS +2
23 Jazz Chisholm Jr. MIA 2B/SS -1
24 Robbie Grossman DET OF +1
25 Marcus Semien TOR 2B/SS -2

Off the list: None

Starling Marte takes over the top spot and it is kind of a no-brainer considering the rate at which he is swiping bags. Marte finds himself second behind Whit Merrifield in SBs for the league lead yet Merrifield has done so in nearly 40 more games. Marte is on full-season pace of 63 steals and is looking like the premier base thief of 2021.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Dylan Moore SEA 2B/3B/SS/OF +1
2 Myles Straw CLE SS/OF +1
3 Garrett Hampson COL 2B/SS/OF -2
4 Akil Baddoo DET OF
5 Robbie Grossman DET OF
6 Jonathan Villar NYM 2B/3B/SS +1
7 Gregory Polanco PIT OF +2
8 Harrison Bader STL OF
9 Miguel Rojas MIA SS Unranked
10 Amed Rosario CLE SS/OF

Off the list: Greg Allen

While his overall line is pretty awful, Gregory Polanco has chipped in 13 SBs on the year and has yet to be caught. Those with a rather slow fantasy lineup in deep leagues could probably do worse.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Juan Soto WSH OF
2 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. TOR 1B/3B
3 Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/3B
4 Bryce Harper PHI OF
5 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
6 Mookie Betts LAD OF
7 Jesse Winker CIN OF +3
8 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
9 Joey Gallo NYY OF
10 Aaron Judge NYY OF -3
11 Adam Frazier SD 2B/OF +1
12 Yoán Moncada CWS 3B +1
13 J.D. Martinez BOS OF -2
14 Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/OF
15 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +2
16 Justin Turner LAD 3B
17 Anthony Rizzo NYY 1B +1
18 Jonathan India CIN 2B/3B +4
19 Yuli Gurriel HOU 1B/3B -4
20 Nick Castellanos CIN OF
21 Nelson Cruz TB UT
22 Kris Bryant SF 1B/3B/OF -3
23 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF
24 Michael Brantley HOU OF
25 Christian Yelich MIL OF Unranked

Off the list: Tommy Pham

Bryan Reynolds currently finds himself inside the top ten in the league in OBP with a very nice .390 mark. Reynolds has followed up a very lackluster 2020 with an all-around great season in real life and from a fantasy standpoint.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Brandon Nimmo NYM OF
2 Yandy Díaz TB 1B/2B
3 Josh Harrison OAK 2B/3B/OF
4 Luis Arraez MIN 2B/3B/OF
5 Nathaniel Lowe TEX 1B +1
6 Robbie Grossman DET OF +1
7 C.J. Cron COL 1B +2
8 Jeimer Candelario DET 1B/3B +2
9 Ty France SEA 1B/2B/3B Unranked
10 Myles Straw CLE SS/OF -2

Off the list: AJ Pollock (ownership)

Built from the Brandon Nimmo mold, Robbie Grossman is an underrated fantasy asset. Grossman will chip in some speed and is a very good source of OBP as his mark currently sits at .362 for the year. You could do worse in most leagues.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Walker Buehler LAD SP
2 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP
3 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
4 Max Scherzer LAD SP
5 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP +1
6 Kevin Gausman SF SP -1
7 Lance Lynn CWS SP
8 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
9 José Berríos TOR SP +1
10 Lucas Giolito CWS SP -1
11 Yu Darvish SD SP
12 Chris Bassitt OAK SP
13 Carlos Rodón CWS SP
14 Zack Greinke HOU SP
15 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP
16 Germán Márquez COL SP +2
17 Aaron Nola PHI SP
18 Robbie Ray TOR SP +2
19 Joe Musgrove SD SP +2
20 Nathan Eovaldi BOS SP/RP -1
21 Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP +3
22 Zack Wheeler PHI SP Unranked
23 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
24 Charlie Morton ATL SP Unranked
25 Adam Wainwright STL SP Unranked

Off the list: Jacob deGrom (injury), Clayton Kershaw (injury), Anthony DeSclafani (injury)

Adam Wainwright has legitimately been one of the best pitchers in the National League this year. No, you aren’t reading a headline from 2009. Wainwright has ten victories on the year to go with a very respectable 3.48 ERA and 1.12 WHIP across 139.2 innings pitched. The 39-year old has won his last three outings and is showing no signs of slowing down.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Chris Flexen SEA SP/RP
2 Brett Anderson MIL SP +3
3 Vladimir Gutierrez CIN SP
4 Madison Bumgarner ARZ SP Unranked
5 Jon Gray COL SP +1
6 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP +3
7 Kwang Hyun Kim STL SP -5
8 Merrill Kelly ARZ SP
9 Johnny Cueto SF SP -5
10 Jaime Barria LAA SP/RP Unranked

Off the list: Jordan LylesDavid Price

Austin Gomber has gone 6-1 over his last eight starts and now has logged nine wins on the year. Gomber has had his share of ups and downs but overall has been pretty solid for the Rockies. What is even more remarkable about Gomber, is the fact that he is 5-1 with a 1.70 ERA at home in Coors Field.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
2 Kevin Gausman SF SP
3 Walker Buehler LAD SP +1
4 Lance Lynn CWS SP +1
5 Gerrit Cole NYY SP -2
6 Max Scherzer LAD SP
7 Zack Wheeler PHI SP
8 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
9 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP
10 Yu Darvish SD SP
11 Trevor Rogers MIA SP
12 Kyle Gibson PHI SP/RP
13 Joe Musgrove SD SP
14 Carlos Rodón CWS SP +2
15 Hyun Jin Ryu TOR SP
16 Marcus Stroman NYM SP +2
17 José Berríos TOR SP +5
18 Robbie Ray
TOR SP +5
19 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP +1
20 Lucas Giolito CWS SP -3
21 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP +3
22 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP -3
23 Luis Castillo CIN SP +2
24 Chris Bassitt OAK SP Unranked
25 Jacob deGrom NYM SP -11

Off the list: Clayton Kershaw (injury)

With Jacob deGrom on the shelf for the foreseeable future, Lance Lynn has a much clearer path to the ERA title this year. The big right-hander owns a minuscule 2.04 mark that leads the entire league and has allowed more than three earned runs in a start only once this year.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Patrick Sandoval LAA SP
2 Kwang Hyun Kim STL SP +1
3 Chris Flexen SEA SP/RP -1
4 Cole Irvin OAK SP/RP +1
5 Cal Quantrill CLE SP/RP +1
6 Logan Gilbert SEA SP -2
7 James Kaprielian OAK SP/RP Unranked
8 Jon Gray COL SP -1
9 Brett Anderson MIL SP +1
10 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP Unranked

Off the list: Kyle Freeland, Ryan Yarbrough

Nobody really new or noteworthy from this bunch.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
2 Zack Wheeler PHI SP
3 Max Scherzer LAD SP
4 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
5 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP +1
6 Robbie Ray TOR SP +1
7 Lucas Giolito CWS SP -2
8 Carlos Rodón CWS SP
9 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
10 Kevin Gausman SF SP
11 Yu Darvish SD SP
12 Aaron Nola PHI SP +1
13 Joe Musgrove SD SP +1
14 Lance Lynn CWS SP +1
15 Tyler Mahle CIN SP +2
16 Walker Buehler LAD SP +4
17 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +2
18 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP
19 Trevor Rogers MIA SP -3
20 Charlie Morton ATL SP +2
21 José Berríos TOR SP
22 Dylan Cease CWS SP Unranked
23 Blake Snell SD SP +1
24 Germán Márquez COL SP -1
25 Frankie Montas OAK SP

Off the list: Jacob deGrom

Dylan Cease has been one of the premier sources of strikeouts all season long. The young righty is averaging nearly 12 K/9 and over his last 27.2 innings has racked up 38 K’s.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Patrick Sandoval LAA SP
2 Andrew Heaney NYY SP
3 Tarik Skubal DET SP
4 Logan Gilbert SEA SP
5 Shane McClanahan TB SP/RP
6 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP
7 Nick Pivetta BOS SP/RP
8 Austin Gomber COL SP/RP Unranked
9 Tylor Megill NYM SP
10 Eli Morgan CLE SP Unranked

Off the list: Jordan Montgomery (COVID), Dane Dunning (injury)

The Rays are letting Shane McClanahan go deeper into ballgames, much to the delight of fantasy owners. The talented lefty has gone at least six innings in each of his last three turns while racking up 21 K’s during that span. With his innings total relatively low through his first two months, McClanahan could be in store for a very nice final stretch if the Rays let him loose.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mark Melancon SD RP
2 Liam Hendriks CWS RP
3 Kenley Jansen LAD RP
4 Josh Hader MIL RP
5 Alex Reyes STL RP
6 Edwin Díaz NYM RP +1
7 Matt Barnes BOS RP +1
8 Jake McGee SF RP +6
9 Ryan Pressly HOU RP +1
10 Raisel Iglesias LAA RP +3
11 Will Smith ATL RP +1
12 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP -6
13 Brad Hand TOR RP -4
14 Lou Trivino OAK RP +1
15 Ian Kennedy PHI SP +2
16 Craig Kimbrel CWS RP -5
17 Diego Castillo SEA SP/RP -1
18 Emmanuel Clase CLE RP +1
19 Daniel Bard COL RP +1
20 Jordan Romano TOR RP +1
21 Gregory Soto DET RP +1
22 James Karinchak CLE RP -4
23 Alex Colomé MIN RP
24 Paul Sewald SEA RP
25 Chad Green NYY SP/RP Unranked

Off the list: Heath Hembree

Raisel Iglesias has been quietly one of the best closers in the game this year. Averaging over 13 K/9 with a 0.90 WHIP, Iglesias is tied for fourth in baseball with 24 saves for the Halos.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Daniel Bard COL RP
2 Jordan Romano TOR RP
3 Gregory Soto DET RP
4 Alex Colomé MIN RP
5 Paul Sewald SEA RP
6 Chad Green NYY SP/RP Unranked
7 Heath Hembree CIN RP -1
8 Kyle Finnegan WSH RP -1
9 Scott Barlow KC RP
10 Tyler Clippard ARZ SP/RP Unranked

Off the list: Tyler Rogers, Cole Sulser

With Aroldis Chapman going down with an elbow injury, the de facto closer would have to be Chad Green. Green will have his occasional blow-ups but he is more or less a very effective reliever who should do just fine for fantasy owners and the Yankees in the role.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
3 Max Scherzer LAD SP
4 Walker Buehler LAD SP
5 Kevin Gausman SF SP
6 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
7 Zack Wheeler PHI SP
8 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP
9 Yu Darvish SD SP
10 Lance Lynn CWS SP
11 Joe Musgrove SD SP
12 Julio Urías LAD SP/RP
13 Carlos Rodón CWS SP
14 Chris Bassitt OAK SP
15 José Berríos TOR SP +1
16 Robbie Ray TOR SP +4
17 Lucas Giolito CWS SP
18 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP +1
19 Trevor Rogers MIA SP -1
20 Charlie Morton ATL SP Unranked
21 Marcus Stroman NYM SP +4
22 Aaron Nola PHI SP
23 Zack Greinke HOU SP
24 Germán Márquez COL SP Unranked
25 Adam Wainwright STL SP Unranked

Off the list: Anthony DeSclafani (injury), Clayton Kershaw (injury), Jacob deGrom (injury)

The fact that Robbie Ray is anywhere near this list is a revelation. To think Ray would have a WHIP just a hair over 1.00 through 22 starts has us all optimistic for the future. Ray will be a hotly debated pick going into 2022 drafts next year.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Logan Gilbert SEA SP
2 Cole Irvin OAK SP/RP
3 Madison Bumgarner AR SP Unranked
4 JT Brubaker PIT SP +2
5 Patrick Sandoval LAA SP +3
6 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP -2
7 Jake Odorizzi HOU SP -2
8 Merrill Kelly ARZ SP +2
9 Kwang Hyun Kim STL SP -2
10 James Kaprielian OAK SP/RP Unranked

Off the list: Tyler AndersonChris Flexen

Madison Bumgarner has been pretty solid since returning from injury in the middle of July. MadBum owns a 3-1 record during that span with a 1.80 ERA and has lowered his season-long WHIP to a very respectable 1.15.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Walker Buehler LAD SP
2 Gerrit Cole NYY SP
3 Brandon Woodruff MIL SP
4 Kevin Gausman SF SP
5 Max Scherzer LAD SP
6 Zack Wheeler PHI SP
7 Lance Lynn CWS SP
8 Yu Darvish SD SP +1
9 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +1
10 Sandy Alcantara MIA SP -2
11 Corbin Burnes MIL SP/RP
12 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP +2
13 Zack Greinke HOU SP
14 Lucas Giolito CWS SP -2
15 Germán Márquez COL SP
16 Kyle Gibson TEX SP/RP +1
17 Robbie Ray TOR SP +4
18 Freddy Peralta MIL SP/RP +1
19 Luis Castillo CIN SP +4
20 Aaron Nola PHI SP -2
21 Yusei Kikuchi SEA SP +1
22 Adam Wainwright STL SP +3
23 Charlie Morton ATL SP Unranked
24 Sean Manaea OAK SP Unranked
25 Frankie Montas OAK SP Unranked

Off the list: Clayton Kershaw (injury), Jacob deGrom (injury), Anthony DeSclafani (injury)

Charlie Morton has done a nice job of turning his season around. Over the past month, Morton has five quality starts spanning six outings and now has tallied 12 on the year.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Chris Flexen SEA SP/RP
2 Patrick Sandoval LAA SP
3 Cole Irvin OAK SP/RP
4 Vladimir Gutierrez CIN SP +3
5 Cal Quantrill CLE SP/RP +1
6 Jon Gray COL SP -1
7 Madison Bumgarner ARZ SP Unranked
8 Merrill Kelly ARZ SP
9 James Kaprielian OAK SP/RP Unranked
10 Kwang Hyun Kim STL SP -1

Off the list: Kyle FreelandJordan Lyles

With a quality start in seven of his ten outings, Vladimir Gutierrez has been very solid for the Reds and has been a decent mixed league option. You would like to see him miss more bats, but overall he is a very nice streaming option right now.

 

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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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