Category Power Rankings: Week 19

It is time for your weekly dose of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Josh Bell

This Bryan Reynolds guy can flat-out hit. He has not slowed down one bit and for whatever reason is not universally owned in fantasy. The dude is hitting .330 and getting everyday at-bats toward the top of the Pirates lineup. He isn’t putting up monster counting stats, but has more than enough to contribute and appears to be an elite source of batting average down the stretch.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF
2 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B
3 J.D. Davis NYM 1B/3B/OF Unranked
4 Leury Garcia CHW SS/OF +2
5 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B +2
6 Corey Dickerson PHI OF Unranked
7 Dee Gordon SEA 2B/SS/OF Unranked
8 Adam Eaton WSH OF Unranked
9 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/SS/OF -5
10 Amed Rosario NYM SS Unranked

Off the List: Alex Verdugo (injury), Howie Kendrick (injury), Miguel Rojas (injury), Nick Markakis (injury), Jose Martinez

Mets fans have been patiently waiting for Amed Rosario to take that next step as their cornerstone middle infielder they have been hoping for since Jose Reyes was in his prime. Rosario has made some strides this year, improving his walk rate and increasing his power output. He is also swinging a very hot bat. The 23-year old is hitting .343 over his last month of play and, with his decent speed numbers, is worth a look in leagues with middle infield spots.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mookie Betts BOS OF
2 Mike Trout LAA OF
3 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
4 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +2
5 Charlie Blackmon COL OF
6 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF +3
7 Christian Yelich MIL OF -3
8 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF -1
9 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B -1
10 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS +1
11 Whit Merrifield KC 1B/2B/OF +1
12 Trevor Story COL SS +1
13 Nolan Arenado COL 3B -3
14 Rafael Devers BOS 3B +1
15 George Springer HOU OF -1
16 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B/SS
17 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B2B/3B +1
18 Fernando Tatis Jr. SD SS +2
19 Francisco Lindor CLE SS
20 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS +2
21 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
22 Josh Bell PIT 1B -5
23 Marcus Semien OAK SS Unranked
24 Starling Marte PIT OF +1
25 Carlos Santana CLE 1B/3B -2

Off the List: Bryce Harper

George Springer has only 69 runs scored on the year, but he did miss some time. Those 69 runs have come in an astonishingly low 83 games played. Thats a 135-run pace across a full season! When Springer is healthy, he is a multi-category stud.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +4
2 Leury Garcia CHW SS/OF -1
3 Adam Eaton WSH OF
4 Christian Walker ARZ 1B +6
Kyle Schwarber CHC OF +1
6 Kole Calhoun LAA OF +1
7 Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF Unranked
8 J.D. Davis NYM 1B/3B/OF Unranked
9 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B -5
10 Manuel Margot SD OF Unranked

Off the List: Nick Markakis (injury), David Fletcher, Brandon Belt

Brian Anderson has been on fire the past couple of weeks. Over his last 14 games, he has scored 12 runs while mashing seven home runs and 14 RBI. Anderson is a gifted hitter who has posted good numbers in the minors. He may finally be putting it together down the stretch and could find himself on draft boards in 2020.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Christian Yelich MIL OF
2 Mike Trout LAA OF
3 Pete Alonso NYM 1B +1
4 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF -1
5 Nolan Arenado COL 3B -1
6 Aaron Judge NYY OF +1
7 Javier Baez CHC 2B/3B/SS +3
8 Mike Moustakas MIL 2B/3B
9 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS +2
10 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B +3
11 Jorge Soler KC OF Unranked
12 Hunter Renfroe SD OF +2
13 J.D. Martinez BOS OF +3
14 Max Muncy LAD 1B/2B/3B +5
15 Khris Davis OAK OF -6
16 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
17 Matt Chapman OAK 3B
18 Trevor Story COL SS
19 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B +4
20 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF Unranked
21 Josh Bell PIT 1B -6
22 Max Kepler MIN OF -1
23 Francisco Lindor CLE SS -3
24 Matt Olsen OAK 1B Unranked
25 Manny Machado SD 3B/SS

Off the List: Edwin Encarnacion (injury), Nelson Cruz (injury), Paul Goldschmidt

J.D. Martinez is getting his power stroke back, which is not good for opposing fantasy owners. He has seven homers across his last 15 games and has his total up to 27. With 43 games left, do not be surprised if Martinez cranks another baker’s dozen and finishes the year with at least 40 bombs.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Franmil Reyes CLE OF
2 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B +1
3 Christian Walker ARZ 1B +2
4 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B -2
5 Renato Nunez BAL 1B/3B -1
6 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF
7 Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF Unranked
8 Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF Unranked
9 Aristides Aquino CIN OF Unranked
10 Kole Calhoun LAA OF -3

Off the List: Nomar Mazara, Justin Smoak, Mark Canha

Seven home runs in his first 10 career games. If you have not picked up Aristides Aquino in your league yet, it is probably too late.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Edwin Encarnacion (injury)

Ronald Acuna Jr. has been the best player in fantasy over his last month. Legitimately doing it all, Acuna has 29 runs, 11 HRs, 26 RBI, and 15 SBs over the last 30 days. The kid is a the truth, and he is gonna require a top-five pick next year to get him.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B
2 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B +4
3 Franmil Reyes CLE OF -1
4 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF
5 Brian Anderson MIA 3B/OF Unranked
6 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF Unranked
7 Aristides Aquino CIN OF Unranked
8 Kole Calhoun LAA OF +2
9 Mike Tauchman NYY OF Unranked
10 Renato Nunez BAL 1B/3B -7

Off the List: Nomar Mazara, Colin Moran, Nick Markakis (injury)

The Yankees’ battle cry of “Next Man Up” has never been more true than with Mike Tauchman. He has virtually come out of nowhere and has filled in with flying colors for the Bombers with 41 RBI across 64 games, including 27 runs driven in over his last 25 contests. His time in the spotlight may not last much longer with Aaron Hicks and Giancarlo Stanton potentially returning before the end of the year, but you have no choice but to ride this out.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Byron Buxton

After getting caught 10 times in 35 chances a year ago, Francisco Lindor has been very efficient on the basepaths in 2019. He is 18-for-20 in steal attempts and remains one of the best power/speed threats in fantasy.

 

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 Billy Hamilton KC OF
4 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF
5 Manuel Margot SD OF
6 Kolten Wong STL 2B
7 Amed Rosario NYM SS
8 Leury Garcia CHW SS/OF Unranked
9 Adam Eaton WSH OF Unranked
10 Jon Berti MIA 2B/3B/OF Unranked

Off the List: Ramon Laureano, Danny Santana (ownership), Oscar Mercado

Jon Berti is getting some regular at-bats in Miami and has a lengthy track record in the minors when it comes to speed. He once stole 56 bases in High-A and has swiped 23 or more in every season of his minor league career. He is worth a look in deeper formats, especially if you are in need of speed.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Nelson Cruz (injury), Josh Bell

Alex Bregman had been pretty stagnant with his production up until the last couple of weeks. But the one thing that has remained has been his incredible ability to get on base. Over the past month, Bregman has a .444 OBP, and for the year he sits at .404. Very few have the approach at the plate that he has.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF +3
2 Daniel Vogelbach SEA 1B -1
3 J.D. Davis NYM 1B/3B/OF Unranked
4 Adam Eaton WSH OF -1
5 Jason Heyward CHC OF
6 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF Unranked
7 Manuel Margot SD OF Unranked
8 Kolten Wong STL 2B +2
9 Christian Walker ARZ 1B Unranked
10 Miguel Cabrera DET 1B -2

Off the List: Alex Verdugo (injury), Brandon Belt, David Fletcher, Justin Smoak

J.D. Davis has been at the forefront of this scorching hot streak the Mets have been on. He has hit .387 over the past month with THE highest OBP in baseball during that stretch of .455. He is starting to get everyday run and should be picked up in most standard leagues.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: German Marquez

Over the past month, Clayton Kershaw has gone 4-0 with a 1.74 ERA and has an 11.61 K/9. The 31-year old is still as good as they come.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP
2 Kyle Gibson MIN SP
3 Jeff Samardzija SF SP +4
4 Marco Gonzales SEA SP -1
5 Dakota Hudson STL SP/RP -1
6 Brett Anderson OAK SP -1
7 Aaron Sanchez HOU SP +3
8 Zach Plesac CLE SP Unranked
9 Cal Quantrill SD SP/RP Unranked
10 Jakob Junis KC SP Unranked

Off the List: Zach Davies (injury), Jason Vargas, Andrew Cashner

Cal Quantrill has dominated over his last five outings, going 3-1 with a 0.93 ERA. Quantrill has a very good fastball, which has registered an 11.2 pVAL. He needs to be picked up in most formats.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Matt Boyd

Since the end of June, Sonny Gray has a 1.74 ERA and has lowered his mark to 3.10 for the year. He is striking out batters at a career-high rate and appears to have gotten his career back on the right track in Cincinnati after a tumultuous stint in the Bronx.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jeff Samardzija SF SP +4
2 Zach Plesac CLE SP -1
3 Kyle Gibson MIN SP -1
4 Chris Bassitt OAK SP
5 Cal Quantrill SD SP/RP Unranked
6 Zac Gallen ARZ SP +1
7 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -3
8 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP Unranked
9 Brett Anderson OAK SP -1
10 Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP Unranked

Off the List: Zach Davies (injury), Tanner Roark, Taylor Clarke

Reynaldo Lopez‘s season-long numbers are not too flattering, but over his last six starts, Lopez has registered a 2.13 ERA. He finished 2018 really strong and is looking like a good bet to do the same this go around as well. If only we could get this sort of consistency over the course of a full season from the talented righty.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Madison Bumgarner

Jack Flaherty has racked up 43 Ks across his last 31.1 innings and is looking like the electric arm we saw in 2018. For those who are in leagues who have not reached their trade deadline, the window to buy low on Flaherty has pretty much closed.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Dinelson Limet SD SP Unranked
2 Chris Archer PIT SP Unranked
3 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP -1
4 Zac Gallen ARZ SP Unranked
5 Trent Thornton TOR SP
6 Jordan Lyles MIL SP +2
7 Kyle Gibson MIN SP -6
8 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -1
9 Aaron Sanchez HOU SP
10 Jakob Junis KC SP -6

Off the List: Tanner Roark, Reynaldo Lopez, Chase Anderson

It took a few starts, but Dinelson Lamet is starting to find his footing on the mound after recovering from Tommy John surgery. Even during his early struggles this year, he has been piling up the strikeouts. He now has 42 across 30 innings, including 12 across seven scoreless in his previous outing. It is time to make a speculative pickup on the right-hander, as he could be a huge boost for fantasy owners down the home stretch.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Kirby Yates SD RP
2 Aroldis Chapman NYY RP
3 Kenley Jansen LAD RP
4 Roberto Osuna HOU RP
5 Brad Hand CLE RP
6 Josh Hader MIL RP +1
7 Sean Doolittle WSH RP +2
8 Will Smith SF RP +2
9 Felipe Vazquez PIT RP -3
10 Edwin Diaz NYM RP +1
11 Alex Colome CHW RP +2
12 Raisel Iglesias CIN RP +3
13 Hector Neris PHI RP +1
14 Shane Greene ATL RP -6
15 Ian Kennedy KC SP/RP +4
16 Liam Hendriks OAK SP/RP +1
17 Ken Giles TOR RP -1
18 Hansel Robles LAA RP +2
19 Carlos Martinez STL SP/RP +2
20 Taylor Rogers MIN RP +4
21 Emilio Pagan TB RP +1
22 Scott Oberg COL RP +3
23 Archie Bradley ARZ RP Unranked
24 Jose Leclerc TEX RP -1
25 Pedro Strop CHC RP Unranked

Off the List: Greg Holland, Craig Kimbrel (injury)

Lots of shaking up here. After the likes of Wade Davis, Greg Holland, and Shane Greene lost their ninth-inning jobs in recent weeks, this list looks a little different. Saves are a real crapshoot during the course of such a long season, and it is times like these why I never invest much draft capital in closers.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Emilio Pagan TB RP
2 Scott Oberg COL RP +2
3 Archie Bradley ARZ RP Unranked
4 Jose Leclerc TEX RP -2
5 Pedro Strop CHC RP Unranked
6 Mark Melancon ATL RP Unranked
7 Brandon Workman BOS RP
8 Anthony Bass SEA RP -2
9 Derek Law TOR RP Unranked
10 Mychal Givens BAL RP -1

Off the List: Taylor Rogers (ownership), Diego Castillo, Sergio Romo, Wade Davis

Mark Melancon was given the first crack at saves once Shane Greene was dethroned from the closer’s role and it did not go well. There is no telling who will get the next chance in the Atlanta bullpen, but Melancon is worth a shot in deeper leagues if you are the Greene owner.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: Yonny Chirinos (injury)

Jacob deGrom may not be putting together a historic season as he did in 2018, but the guy is still downright dominant. Over his last six starts, deGrom has a 1.35 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP to go along with 54 Ks across 41 innings. 

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jeff Samardzija SF SP
2 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP +6
3 Zach Plesac CLE SP Unranked
4 Chris Bassitt OAK SP -2
5 Cal Quantrill SD SP/RP Unranked
6 Kyle Gibson MIN SP -3
7 Zac Gallen ARZ SP Unranked
8 Gio Gonzalez MIL SP Unranked
9 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP -5
10 Aaron Sanchez HOU SP Unranked

Off the List: Taylor Clarke, Mike LeakeMerrill Kelly, Brett Anderson, Andrew Cashner

Gio Gonzalez has been a WHIP killer over the last few years, but he has found his stride in Milwaukee this year. The veteran lefty has posted a 1.16 WHIP on the year and has been pretty solid for the Brew Crew. At the very least, he is a good streamer against lesser lineups.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

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

Off the List: None

Luis Castillo has thrown three straight quality starts and seven in his last eight starts. It has been so great to watch Castillo pitch this year. He is a special talent.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Brett Anderson OAK SP
2 Zach Plesac CLE SP +1
3 Zac Gallen ARZ SP +4
4 Jeff Samardzija SF SP Unranked
5 Reynaldo Lopez CHW SP Unranked
6 Dakota Hudson STL SP/RP -4
7 Marco Gonzales SEA SP -2
8 Jordan Yamamoto MIA SP
9 Brad Keller KC SP/RP +1
10 Jakob Junis KC SP Unranked

Off the List: Mike Leake, Andrew Cashner, Merrill Kelly

Jeff Samardzija continues his strong stretch with a 1.13 ERA across his last four starts. “Shark” has six quality starts over his last eight and should be owned until further notice.

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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


Ryan DC

Don’t take this the wrong way, but there is a LAUGHABLE paucity of Yordan Alvarez on the HR and RBI lists. Next week you may want to correct your oversight of literally the best hitter in baseball with at least 200 PA. Otherwise, keep up the good work!

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