Category Power Rankings: Week 21

Colin Ward gives his latest take with Category Power Rankings for Week 21 of the fantasy season

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Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Michael BrantleyHOUOF+1
2Christian YelichMILOF-1
3DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B+1
4Anthony RendonWSH3B-1
5Nolan ArenadoCOL3B+1
6Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OF+7
7Freddie FreemanATL1B-2
8Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
9Mike TroutLAAOF-2
10Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF-1
11J.D. MartinezBOSOF-1
12Xander BogaertsBOSSS-1
13Rafael DeversBOS3B+1
14Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF-1
15Jose AltuveHOU2B+1
16Kris BryantCHC3B/OF-1
17Ketel MarteARZ2B/SS/OF+3
18Justin TurnerLAD3B+1
19Mookie BettsBOSOF-2
20Jorge PolancoMINSS-2
21Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+1
22Francisco LindorCLESS+1
23Juan SotoWSHOF-2
24Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
25Trea TurnerWSHSSUnranked

 

Off the list: Andrew Benintendi

Michael Brantley has hit .418 in the month of August, and it has now placed him at the top of the MLB leaderboards in average at .337. He really has not stopped hitting all year in his first season in Houston, and I do not see that changing.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
2Hanser AlbertoBAL2B/3B
3J.D. DavisNYM1B/3B/OF
4Dee GordonSEA2B/SS/OF
5Corey DickersonPHIOF+2
6David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF+2
7Leury GarciaCHWSS/OF-1
8Howie KendrickWSH1B/2B/3B/OFUnranked
9Amed RosarioNYMSS+1
10Hunter PenceTEXOFUnranked

 

Off the list: Kolten WongAdam Eaton (ownership)

Corey Dickerson has done a nice job for the Phillies since being dealt to Philadelphia at the trade deadline. It was uncertain whether he would just be a platoon player, but Dickerson is getting everyday playing time for the Phils and has always been a good source of average.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mookie BettsBOSOF
2Mike TroutLAAOF
3Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
4Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
5Freddie FreemanATL1B
6Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
7Xander BogaertsBOSSS+1
8Christian YelichMILOF-1
9Anthony RendonWSH3B
10Rafael DeversBOS3B+2
11Kris BryantCHC3B/OF-1
12Trevor StoryCOLSS-1
13DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B+1
14Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF-1
15Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+2
16Nolan ArenadoCOL3B-1
17George SpringerHOUOF-1
18Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
19Francisco LindorCLESS
20J.D. MartinezBOSOF
21Starling MartePITOF
22Marcus SemienOAKSS+1
23Carlos SantanaCLE1B/3B-1
24Jose AltuveHOU2B+1
25Adam EatonWSHOFUnranked

 

Off the list: Josh Bell

The month of August has been a friendly reminder of just how dynamic Adam Eaton can be when healthy. It is not a coincidence that the Nationals’ strong play has been parallel to Eaton’s incredibly good month at the dish. He has been the table setter they have been waiting for since they acquired him a couple of years ago. He has scored 25 runs across 19 games this month, all while slashing .346/.446/.654.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
2Miguel SanoMIN1B/3BUnranked
3Leury GarciaCHWSS/OF
4J.D. DavisNYM1B/3B/OF+4
Kyle SchwarberCHCOF
6Christian WalkerARZ1B-2
7Kole CalhounLAAOF
8Manuel MargotSDOF+1
9Kevin PillarSFOF+1
10Hanser AlbertoBAL2B/3BUnranked

 

Off the list: Adam Eaton (ownership), Brian Anderson (injury)

Over Miguel Sano‘s past 18 games, he has mashed eight homers, driven in 18 runs, and scored 18 runs, and he has a 1.066 OPS. While he will always be a drain on the old batting average, he has been the offensive force we have been waiting for this year. Here’s to hoping this version of Sano sticks around for years to come.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mike TroutLAAOF+1
2Christian YelichMILOF-1
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
4Pete AlonsoNYM1B
5Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
6Jorge SolerKCOF
7Freddie FreemanATL1B+4
8Aaron JudgeNYYOF
9Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS
10Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS-3
11Mike MoustakasMIL2B/3B-1
12J.D. MartinezBOSOF
13Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF+2
14Max MuncyLAD1B/2B/3B
15Hunter RenfroeSDOF-2
16Matt ChapmanOAK3B
17Trevor StoryCOLSS
18Eugenio SuarezCINSS
19Matt OlsonOAK1B+2
20Josh BellPIT1B
21Yordan AlvarezHOU1B/OF+1
22Max KeplerMINOF+1
23Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF-4
24Josh DonaldsonATL3BUnranked
25Francisco LindorCLESS-1

 

Off the list: Manny Machado

Carlos Santana is enjoying his strongest season of his career, even though this is the second time he has reached the 30-home run mark. His career high is 34 dongs back in 2016, but he looks poised to surpass that total over the remaining couple weeks of the season. His career high 87 RBI from that same 2016 campaign appears to be in jeopardy as well.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B
2Franmil ReyesCLEOF
3Renato NunezBAL1B/3B+2
4Kyle SchwarberCHCOF
5Daniel VogelbachSEA1B+1
6Mike YastrzemskiSFOF+2
7Kyle SeagerSEA3BUnranked
8Willie CalhounTEXOFUnranked
9Ryan McMahonCOL1B/2B/3BUnranked
10Christian WalkerARZ1B-7

 

Off the list: Brian Anderson (injury), Teoscar Hernandez, Kole Calhoun

Willie Calhoun has socked four home runs over his past six games and is showcasing the power that made him a top prospect in the Dodgers and Rangers systems. He is finally playing regularly and needs to be owned as he can ultimately be a difference maker down the stretch for fantasy owners.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: None

Nolan Arenado had hit a little bit of a wall, at least in terms of his standards, from the beginning of July until the middle of August. But over the past couple of weeks, he has gotten right back on track. Over his past 12 games, Arenado has hit seven home runs and driven in 14 RBI and is currently on pace to finish with 41 home runs and 127 RBI. He is still as elite as they come.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Miguel SanoMIN1B/3B
2Franmil ReyesCLEOF
3Bryan ReynoldsPITOF+1
4Kyle SeagerSEA3B+3
5Mike YastrzemskiSFOF+3
6Kyle SchwarberCHCOF
7Willie CalhounTEXOFUnranked
8Daniel VogelbachSEA1B-3
9Nick AhmedARZSSUnranked
10Kole CalhounLAAOF-1

 

Off the list: Mike Tauchman, Brian Anderson (injury)

Nick Ahmed has powered his way into the “must-own” consideration over the past couple of weeks. He has mashed seven dingers and driven in 18 RBI, giving him 70 on the year.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mallex SmithSEAOF
2Trea TurnerWSHSS
3Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
4Jonathan VillarBAL2B/3SS+1
5Jarrod DysonARZOF+2
6Christian YelichMILOF
7Elvis AndrusTEXSS+1
8Starling MartePITOF+1
9Victor RoblesWSHOF+3
10Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF
11Billy HamiltonATLOF
12Dee GordonSEA2B/SS/OF+3
13Francisco LindorCLESS
14Adalberto MondesiKC2B/SS
15Kevin KiermaierTBOF+1
16Manuel MargotSDOF+3
17Trevor StoryCOLSS+1
18Tim AndersonCHWSS-1
19Yasiel PuigCLEOF+1
20Lorenzo CainMILOF+1
21Kolten WongSTL2B+2
22Mookie BettsBOSOF
23Amed RosarioNYMSS+2
24Tommy PhamTBOF
25Ozzie AlbiesATL2BUnranked

 

Off the list: Jose Ramirez (injury)

Ozzie Albies has been showing off the wheels much more lately. He has five steals over his past 22 games, when he only stole eight across his first 108 contests. It is an added wrinkle on top of what makes him a multi-category contributor 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/OF
9Adam EatonWSHOF
10Jon BertiMIA2B/3B/OF

 

Off the list: None

No change here. If you are lacking in speed, it is going be tough for you to make up for it at this point.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mike TroutLAAOF
2Christian YelichMILOF
3Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS
4Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
5Freddie FreemanATL1B
6Carlos SantanaCLE1B/3B
7Anthony RendonWSH3B
8Juan SotoWSHOF
9Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF+1
10Kris BryantCHC3B/OF-1
11Anthony RizzoCHC1B+1
12Mookie BettsBOSOF-1
13George SpringerHOUOF
14DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B
15J.D. MartinezBOSOF
16Bryce HarperPHIOF
17Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
18Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OF+1
19Xander BogaertsBOSSS-1
20Michael BrantleyHOUOF
21Josh DonaldsonATL3B
22Rafael DeversBOS3B
23Justin TurnerLAD3B
24Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF+1
25Ketel MarteARZ2B/SS/OFUnranked

 

Off the list: Shin-Soo Choo

Rhys Hoskins‘ power has not quite profiled how we had hoped this year, but man, does he do a great job of getting on base. He has increased his walk rate about 5%, and despite the dip in HR/FB rate, he has been a very good asset in OBP leagues.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Bryan ReynoldsPITOF
2Shin-Soo ChooTEXOFUnranked
3J.D. DavisNYM1B/3B/OF
4Jason HeywardCHCOF+1
5Kolten WongSTL2B+1
6Mark CanhaOAK1B/OF+1
7Daniel VogelbachSEA1B-5
8Christian WalkerARZ1B
9Justin SmoakTOR1B
10David FletcherLAA2B/3B/SS/OF

 

Off the list: Adam Eaton (ownership)

Shin-Soo Choo has bee pretty steady this year and has even shown signs of “must-start” production. He has fallen off a bit over the past month or so but one thing that will always remain a constant with Choo is his ability to get on base. His .371 OBP is excellent and is right in line with his .378 career mark, making him a fine pick-up if he was dropped in any OBP leagues over the past several weeks. He has also chipped in 20 home runs and 11 steals.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: None

Over his past nine starts, Domingo German is 7-1 with a 4.56 ERA. Just goes to show you how finicky the wins category is and how it is a complete and udder crap shoot when trying to improve it when constructing your team.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Kyle GibsonMINSP
2Jeff SamardzijaSFSP
3Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP+1
4Marco GonzalesSEASP-1
5Cal QuantrillSDSP/RP
6Chris BassittOAKSPUnranked
7Zach EflinPHISP
8Zach PlesacCLESP
9Ivan NovaCHWSP+1
10Joe RossWSHSP/RPUnranked

 

Off the list: Aaron Sanchez (injury), Brett Anderson

Ivan Nova has been one of the best pitchers in baseball over the past month or so. Nova has pitched to a 5-1 record across seven starts and owns a minuscule 0.94 ERA during that span. To put this great stretch into perspective, Nova has shut down the Twins twice, the Rangers, the Phillies, and shut out the Astros.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: None

Since the beginning of July, Patrick Corbin has dialed it back up. The lefty owns a 2.31 ERA during that time, and hitters are only mustering a .648 OPS against him.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff SamardzijaSFSP
2Cal QuantrillSDSP/RP
3Zac GallenARZSP
4Chris BassittOAKSP+1
5Ivan NovaCHWSP+1
6Zach PlesacCLESP-2
7Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RPUnranked
8Dustin MayLADSP+2
9Logan WebbSFSP
10Kyle GibsonMINSP-4

 

Off the list: Brett Anderson

After a brief stint in the bullpen, Dustin May will return to the Dodgers rotation this week. The 21-year-old has electric stuff and is fun to watch, so it will be a sight to see as he takes his rightful place back in the LA rotation.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Chris Sale (injury)

James Paxton has posted an uninspiring 4.98 ERA over the past month, but he has managed to rack up four quality starts in that time, along with five wins, and is striking out 11.53 batters per nine innings. He is showing the glimpses of the ace we know him as, I just think that knee problem is still nagging him.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Dinelson LimetSDSP
2Zac GallenARZSP+1
3Jordan LylesMILSP/RP+1
4Elieser HernandezMIASPUnranked
5Jordan YamamotoMIASP
6Andrew HeaneyLAASPUnranked
7Chris BassittOAKSP+1
8Spencer TurnbullDETSPUnranked
9Trent ThorntonTORSP-3
10Jakob JunisKCSP-1

 

Off the list: Chris Archer (injury), Aaron Sanchez (injury), Kyle Gibson

After a 14-strikeout performance, it would be difficult not to include Andrew Heaney on this list. He has more than likely been scooped up in your league since then, but if he has not, he is definitely worth a pick-up in all mixed leagues.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Kirby YatesSDRP
2Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
3Brad HandCLERP
4Roberto OsunaHOURP
5Kelley JansenLADRP
6Will SmithSFRP+1
7Josh HaderMILRP-1
8Felipe VazquezPITRP+1
9Alex ColomeCHWRP+1
10Raisel IglesiasCINRP+1
11Hector NerisPHIRP+1
12Liam HendriksOAKSP/RP+2
13Ian KennedyKCSP/RP
14Ken GilesTORRP+1
15Taylor RogersMINRP+3
16Hansel RoblesLAARP
17Carlos MartinezSTLSP/RP
18Emilio PaganTBRP+1
19Mark MelanconATLRP+1
20Craig KimbrelCHCRPUnranked
21Archie BradleyARZRP
22Jose LeclercTEXRP+1
23Seth LugoNYMSP/RPUnranked
24Daniel HudsonWSHRP
25Brandon WorkmanBOSRPUnranked

 

Off the list: Edwin Diaz, Pedro Strop, Shane Greene

Edwin Diaz‘s tumultuous first year in Queens has gotten even worse with the recent news of some shoulder tightness that may sideline him for the next few days. Seth Lugo is the guy to own when it comes to save chances for the Mets.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mark MelanconATLRP+1
2Archie BradleyARZRP+1
3Jose LeclercTEXSP/RP+2
4Seth LugoNYMSP/RPUnranked
5Daniel HudsonWSHRP+1
6Brandon WorkmanBOSRP+1
7Joe JimenezDETRP+1
8Matt MagillSEARPUnranked
9Wade DavisCOLRPUnranked
10Mychal GivensBALRP

 

Off the list: Emilio Pagan (ownership), Pedro Strop, Anthony Bass

Matt Magill has converted three of his four save chances for Seattle since Roenis Elias was dealt at the deadline. He is looking like the clear favorite in a not-so-great situation but should probably be picked up in deeper leagues nonetheless.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Wade Miley

Madison Bumgarner has been steady all year long and over his past four starts owns a 2.52 ERA with a 0.68 WHIP to boot. He may not be the dominant, top-five stud he once was, but he can still be an effective fantasy pitcher who will get you decent ratios with a bunch of quality starts as well.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff SamardzijaSFSP
2Cal QuantrillSDSP/RP+2
3Chris BassittOAKSP-1
4Zach PlesacCLESP-1
5Michael PinedaMINSP+3
6Jordan YamamotoMIASP+1
7Zac GallenARZSP-2
8Ivan NovaCHWSP+1
9Pablo LopezMIASPUnranked
10Kyle GibsonMINSP-4

 

Off the list: Aaron Sanchez (injury)

Pablo Lopez is set to return to the Marlins rotation on Monday after missing the past two months with a shoulder injury. He might be a wait-and-see play, but if all goes well Monday, he is worth a pick-up as the right-hander posted a 4.23 ERA and 1.12 WHIP before hitting the IL.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: None

If it weren’t for Justin Verlander and Gerrit Cole, we would be talking about Shane Bieber as a leading Cy Young contender this year. The All-Star Game MVP has posted seven straight quality starts and 10 in his past 11 outings. He is going to be a real popular name come draft day next year, and you are going to have to take him early.

 

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

 

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff SamardzijaSFSP+2
2Dakota HudsonSTLSP/RP+3
3Chris BassittOAKSP+5
4Zach PlesacCLESP
5Marco GonzalesSEASP+1
6Ivan NovaCHWSP+4
7Brett AndersonOAKSP-6
8Steven MatzNYMSP+1
9Jakob JunisKCSP-2
10Zac GallenARZSP-8

 

Off the list: None

Marco Gonzales may be a somewhat matchup-dependent starter, but he does have 14 quality starts this year. That total is more than Jack Flaherty, Zack Wheeler, Masahiro Tanaka, and German Marquez.

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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 Michael says:

    You have Luis Castillo at 12 and also 14 in WHIP.

  • Avatar Ryan DC says:

    Not to beat a dead horse but Yordan Alvarez has the 5th-most RBIs in baseball since his debut on June 9, he (literally) does nothing but hit and he’s batting clean-up every day in a loaded Astros line-up. There is no excuse for Yordan not to be on the RBI list, and probably near the top.

    • Avatar Colin Ward says:

      Damn, yeah.. I had intended on putting him on the RBI list and also the OBP list because I’ve liked what I’ve seen from him in terms of plate discipline. He honestly just slipped my mind when I was making the list as I’m staring at so many names I start to go cross eyed. He’ll be in there next week for sure. I appreciate you getting on me for that man!

  • Avatar Sam says:

    Marcell Ozuna has to be on the RBI list. He’s at 77 after missing a month and a half and is on a 600-ab pace of 125

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