Category Power Rankings: Week 19

Colin Ward gives his latest Category Power Rankings ahead of week 19 to help guide you.

It is time for your weekly dose of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
2Hanser AlbertoBAL2B/3B
3J.D. DavisNYM1B/3B/OFUnranked
4Leury GarciaCHWSS/OF+2
5Miguel CabreraDET1B+2
6Corey DickersonPHIOFUnranked
7Dee GordonSEA2B/SS/OFUnranked
8Adam EatonWSHOFUnranked
9David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF-5
10Amed RosarioNYMSSUnranked

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mookie BettsBOSOF
2Mike TroutLAAOF
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
4Freddie FreemanATL1B+2
5Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
6Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF+3
7Christian YelichMILOF-3
8Kris BryantCHC3B/OF-1
9Anthony RendonWSH3B-1
10Xander BogaertsBOSSS+1
11Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF+1
12Trevor StoryCOLSS+1
13Nolan ArenadoCOL3B-3
14Rafael DeversBOS3B+1
15George SpringerHOUOF-1
16Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
17DJ LeMahieuNYY1B2B/3B+1
18Fernando Tatis Jr.SDSS+2
19Francisco LindorCLESS
20Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+2
21J.D. MartinezBOSOF
22Josh BellPIT1B-5
23Marcus SemienOAKSSUnranked
24Starling MartePITOF+1
25Carlos SantanaCLE1B/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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+4
2Leury GarciaCHWSS/OF-1
3Adam EatonWSHOF
4Christian WalkerARZ1B+6
Kyle SchwarberCHCOF+1
6Kole CalhounLAAOF+1
7Brian AndersonMIA3B/OFUnranked
8J.D. DavisNYM1B/3B/OFUnranked
9Daniel VogelbachSEA1B-5
10Manuel MargotSDOFUnranked

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF
2Mike TroutLAAOF
3Pete AlonsoNYM1B+1
4Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF-1
5Nolan ArenadoCOL3B-1
6Aaron JudgeNYYOF+1
7Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+3
8Mike MoustakasMIL2B/3B
9Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+2
10Freddie FreemanATL1B+3
11Jorge SolerKCOFUnranked
12Hunter RenfroeSDOF+2
13J.D. MartinezBOSOF+3
14Max MuncyLAD1B/2B/3B+5
15Khris DavisOAKOF-6
16J.D. MartinezBOSOF
17Matt ChapmanOAK3B
18Trevor StoryCOLSS
19Eugenio SuarezCIN3B+4
20Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOFUnranked
21Josh BellPIT1B-6
22Max KeplerMINOF-1
23Francisco LindorCLESS-3
24Matt OlsenOAK1BUnranked
25Manny MachadoSD3B/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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Franmil ReyesCLEOF
2Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B+1
3Christian WalkerARZ1B+2
4Daniel VogelbachSEA1B-2
5Renato NunezBAL1B/3B-1
6Kyle SchwarberCHCOF
7Brian AndersonMIA3B/OFUnranked
8Teoscar HernandezTOROFUnranked
9Aristides AquinoCINOFUnranked
10Kole CalhounLAAOF-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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
2Freddie FreemanATL1B+2
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF-1
4Christian YelichMILOF-1
5Mike TroutLAAOF+2
6Anthony RendonWSH3B
7Pete AlonsoNYM1B+4
8Anthony RizzoCHC1B+1
9Jose AbreuCHW1B+1
10J.D. MartinezBOSOF+3
11Josh BellPIT1B-6
12Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
13Xander BogaertsBOSSS+5
14Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+1
15Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+1
16Trevor StoryCOLSS+1
17Eduardo EscobarARZ3B/SS+4
18Rafael DeversBOS3B+4
19Bryce HarperPHIOF
20Khris DavisOAKOF-6
21Eugenio SuarezCIN3B+3
22Aaron JudgeNYYOF-2
23Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOFUnranked
24Eddie RosarioMINOF-1
25Juan SotoWSHOF

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Daniel VogelbachSEA1B
2Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B+4
3Franmil ReyesCLEOF-1
4Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
5Brian AndersonMIA3B/OFUnranked
6Kyle SchwarberCHCOFUnranked
7Aristides AquinoCINOFUnranked
8Kole CalhounLAAOF+2
9Mike TauchmanNYYOFUnranked
10Renato NunezBAL1B/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

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mallex SmithSEAOF
2Jarrod DysonARZOF
3Billy HamiltonKCOF
4Kevin KiermaierTBOF
5Manuel MargotSDOF
6Kolten WongSTL2B
7Amed RosarioNYMSS
8Leury GarciaCHWSS/OFUnranked
9Adam EatonWSHOFUnranked
10Jon BertiMIA2B/3B/OFUnranked

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

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+3
2Daniel VogelbachSEA1B-1
3J.D. DavisNYM1B/3B/OFUnranked
4Adam EatonWSHOF-1
5Jason HeywardCHCOF
6Mark CanhaOAK1B/OFUnranked
7Manuel MargotSDOFUnranked
8Kolten WongSTL2B+2
9Christian WalkerARZ1BUnranked
10Miguel CabreraDET1B-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

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Ryan YarbroughTBSP/RP
2Kyle GibsonMINSP
3Jeff SamardzijaSFSP+4
4Marco GonzalesSEASP-1
5Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP-1
6Brett AndersonOAKSP-1
7Aaron SanchezHOUSP+3
8Zach PlesacCLESPUnranked
9Cal QuantrillSDSP/RPUnranked
10Jakob JunisKCSPUnranked

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

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff SamardzijaSFSP+4
2Zach PlesacCLESP-1
3Kyle GibsonMINSP-1
4Chris BassittOAKSP
5Cal QuantrillSDSP/RPUnranked
6Zac GallenARZSP+1
7Chris BassittOAKSP-3
8Ryan YarbroughTBSP/RPUnranked
9Brett AndersonOAKSP-1
10Reynaldo LopezCHWSPUnranked

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

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Dinelson LimetSDSPUnranked
2Chris ArcherPITSPUnranked
3Jordan YamamotoMIASP-1
4Zac GallenARZSPUnranked
5Trent ThorntonTORSP
6Jordan LylesMILSP+2
7Kyle GibsonMINSP-6
8Chris BassittOAKSP-1
9Aaron SanchezHOUSP
10Jakob JunisKCSP-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

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Emilio PaganTBRP
2Scott ObergCOLRP+2
3Archie BradleyARZRPUnranked
4Jose LeclercTEXRP-2
5Pedro StropCHCRPUnranked
6Mark MelanconATLRPUnranked
7Brandon WorkmanBOSRP
8Anthony BassSEARP-2
9Derek LawTORRPUnranked
10Mychal GivensBALRP-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

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff SamardzijaSFSP
2Ryan YarbroughTBSP/RP+6
3Zach PlesacCLESPUnranked
4Chris BassittOAKSP-2
5Cal QuantrillSDSP/RPUnranked
6Kyle GibsonMINSP-3
7Zac GallenARZSPUnranked
8Gio GonzalezMILSPUnranked
9Jordan YamamotoMIASP-5
10Aaron SanchezHOUSPUnranked

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

 

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

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)

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Brett AndersonOAKSP
2Zach PlesacCLESP+1
3Zac GallenARZSP+4
4Jeff SamardzijaSFSPUnranked
5Reynaldo LopezCHWSPUnranked
6Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP-4
7Marco GonzalesSEASP-2
8Jordan YamamotoMIASP
9Brad KellerKCSP/RP+1
10Jakob JunisKCSPUnranked

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.

  • Avatar Ryan DC says:

    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!

  • Avatar Dave says:

    Colin, you have a lot of duplicate entries on these lists.

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