Category Power Rankings: Week 23

It’s time for your weekly and final dose of CPR!

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Kris Bryant

Don’t look now, but Tim Anderson is the current AL leader in batting average. After missing about a month of time, Anderson has gotten his at-bats back up to the minimum needed to contend for the batting title as he sits at .334 on the year. Despite making some improvements on his strikeout rate, Anderson’s plate discipline is still absolutely horrendous. He owns a 93:11 K/BB ratio in 107 games. I really do not believe a ton in this mirage of an average, and you probably will not find me investing much draft stock in the former top prospect going into 2020.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B +1
2 Corey Dickerson PHI OF +1
3 Kolten Wong STL 2B +1
4 J.D. Davis NYM 1B/3B/OF +1
5 Dee Gordon SEA 2B/SS/OF +4
6 David Fletcher LAA 2B/3B/SS/OF
7 Victor Reyes DET OF Unranked
8 Colin Moran PIT 2B/3B Unranked
9 Brian Goodwin LAA OF Unranked
10 Amed Rosario NYM SS

 

Off the list: Bryan Reynolds (ownership), Jake Cave, Howie Kendrick

While his plate discipline leaves little to be desired, Victor Reyes has quietly been one of the best hitters in baseball over thepast month or so. Reyes is hitting .363 since Aug. 5, and even more recently, he is hitting .455 over his past 10, seven of which being multi-hit games. Might as well ride this one out through your playoff run.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Javier Baez (injury), Adam Eaton

Alex Bregman is shaping up to be a first-round selection in 2020. He is currently on a full-season pace of 41 home runs, 119 RBI, and 129 runs. Factor in his near-.300 average, and you’ve got yourself an elite four-category stud.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Adam Eaton WSH OF
2 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B
3 Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS +3
4 Jon Berti MIA 2B/3B/SS/OF +1
J.D. Davis NYM 1B/3B/OF -1
6 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B +1
7 Leury Garcia CHW SS/OF -4
8 Kevin Pillar SF OF
9 Kole Calhoun LAA OF +1
10 Tommy Edman STL 2B/3B/SS/OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Bryan Reynolds (ownership), Christian Walker

Over the past month, Kevin Newman has more runs scored than his teammate Starling Marte, as well as Ronald Acuna Jr. and Freddie Freeman. Newman is hitting .343 with a .928 OPS during that span.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mike Trout LAA OF
2 Pete Alonso NYM 1B
3 Christian Yelich MIL OF
4 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
5 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
6 Jorge Soler KC OF
7 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
8 Aaron Judge NYY OF
9 Eugenio Suarez CIN 3B +7
10 J.D. Martinez BOS OF
11 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF
12 Alex Bregman HOU 3B/SS -3
13 Nelson Cruz MIN UT +1
14 Matt Chapman OAK 3B +1
15 Trevor Story COL SS +2
16 Mike Moustakas MIL 2B/3B -3
17 Matt Olson OAK 1B +1
18 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF +1
19 Josh Bell PIT 1B +1
20 Gary Sanchez NYY C +3
21 Max Kepler MIN OF
22 Josh Donaldson ATL 3B
23 Edwin Encarnaion NYY 1B Unranked
24 Juan Soto WSH OF Unranked
25 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B Unranked

 

Off the list: Javier Baez (injury), Hunter Renfroe, Francisco Lindor

Eugenio Suarez has mashed 12 home run over the past month of games to pull within three of the major league lead and all of a sudden make this four-man race to the top into a five-piece. After a very slow first half of the year, Suarez has come roaring back and has been an elite power source since July.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B
2 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF +2
3 Franmil Reyes CLE OF -1
4 Willie Cahoun TEX OF -1
5 Kyle Seager SEA 3B +2
6 Mike Yastrzemski SF OF
7 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF +1
8 Ryan McMahon COL 1B/2B/3B
9 Anthony Santander BAL OF Unranked
10 Christian Walker ARZ 1B

 

Off the list: Renato Nunez

Kyle Seager has turned what was shaping up to be a forgettable season into a respectable one. He has 10 home runs across his past 24 games and is now up to 21 in just 87 games.

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Javier Baez (injury), Eddie Rosario

In his first season in Philadelphia, Bryce Harper has posted his second consecutive 100-RBI season in more than 20 fewer games. Despite all the negative feedback and ups and downs he has faced, Harper has been an overall productive hitter in 2019.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Miguel Sano MIN 1B/3B
2 Kyle Seager SEA 3B +2
3 Kyle Schwarber CHC OF +2
4 Justin Upton LAA OF Unranked
5 Mike Yastrzemski SF OF +2
6 Willie Calhoun TEX OF
7 Starlin Castro MIA 2B/3B Unranked
8 Kole Calhoun LAA OF
9 Asdrubal Cabrera WSH 2B/3B/SS Unranked
10 Franmil Reyes CLE OF -8

 

Off the list: Bryan Reynolds (ownership), Ronny Rodriguez

Asdrubal Cabrera has 24 RBI over his past month of games. Yes, that Asdrubal Cabrera. And he has done so, remarkably, in only 67 total at-bats during this span.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: None

What a follow-up campaign for Christian Yelich after his MVP year in 2018. He has become only the 12th player in major league history to record a 40-home run/30-stolen base season. He could very well take home his second consecutive MVP award.

 

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 Kevin Kiermaier TB OF +1
4 Billy Hamilton ATL OF -1
5 Manuel Margot SD OF
6 Kolten Wong STL 2B
7 Amed Rosario NYM SS
8 Jon Berti MIA 2B/3B/SS/OF +2
9 Kevin Newman PIT 2B/SS Unranked
10 Wil Myers SD 3B/OF Unranked

 

Off the list: Leury Garcia, Adam Eaton

Across his past 10 games, Wil Myers has turned it up a bit, mashing three home runs and swiping four bags. There is still so much talent here that it was only a matter of time before Myers got going. He can be a legit power/speed threat for you and should be worth a look at this point in the year.

 

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 Anthony Rendon WSH 3B
5 Carlos Santana CLE 1B/3B
6 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF
7 Freddie Freeman ATL 1B
8 Juan Soto WSH OF
9 Anthony Rizzo CHC 1B
10 Mookie Betts BOS OF +1
11 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF +1
12 Rhys Hoskins PHI 1B/OF -2
13 George Springer HOU OF
14 DJ LeMahieu NYY 1B/2B/3B
15 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/OF +2
16 J.D. Martinez BOS OF -1
17 Bryce Harper PHI OF -1
18 Xander Bogaerts BOS SS
19 Nolan Arenado COL 3B
20 Josh Donaldson ATL 3B +1
21 Michael Brantley HOU OF -1
22 Ketel Marte ARZ 2B/SS/OF +2
23 Nelson Cruz MIN UT Unranked
24 Tommy Pham TB OF Unranked
25 Yordan Alvarez HOU OF

 

Off the list: Rafael Devers, Justin Turner

Tommy Pham has improved upon his already solid walk rate from 2018, upping it from 11.8% to 12.9%. When healthy, Pham is a very good multi-category contributor in fantasy and even more valuable in OBP leagues with his new and improved plate vision.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Shin-Soo Choo TEX OF +1
2 Kolten Wong STL 2B +1
3 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF +2
4 J.D. Davis NYM 2B/3B/OF
5 Jurickson Profar OAK 1B/2B/3B/SS/OF Unranked
6 Kyle Seager SEA 3B +2
7 Justin Smoak TOR 1B
8 Luis Arraez MIN 2B/3B/OF Unranked
9 Hanser Alberto BAL 2B/3B
10 Dexter Fowler STL OF

 

Off the list: Bryan Reynolds (ownership), Christian Walker

Jurickson Profar would certainly classify as a bust for 2019 considering how much interest he was garnering heading into the season. A former top prospect, Profar had an excellent 2018 and has turned his season around to an extent in the second half, posting a .910 OPS. Over the past 28 games, he has a .408 OBP and can help you at any position, so he is definitely worth a look over these final weeks.

 

Wins (W)

 

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
5 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP
6 Max Scherzer WSH SP +1
7 Aaron Nola PHI SP -1
8 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP
9 Charlie Morton TB SP
10 Walker Buehler LAD SP +1
11 Shane Bieber CLE SP +1
12 Jose Berrios MIN SP -2
13 Luis Castillo CIN SP
14 Patrick Corbin WSH SP +2
15 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
16 Domingo German NYY SP/RP -2
17 Lance Lynn TEX SP
18 Mike Clevinger CLE SP +1
19 Lucas Giolito CHW SP +1
20 Ryan Yarbrough TB SP/RP +1
21 Mike Minor TEX SP +1
22 Jake Odorizzi MIN SP +1
23 Max Fried ATL SP/RP +2
24 Eduardo Rodriguez BOS SP
25 Trevor Bauer CIN SP -7

 

Off the list: None

Over his past nine turns in the rotation, Max Fried is 7-0 with a 3.02 ERA. His ERA for the year sits at a decent 3.86, but as long as he has that high-powered Braves offense backing him, he will be in line for a victory more often than not. He now has 16 wins on the year.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Dakota Hudson STL SP/RP
2 Jeff Samardzija SF SP
3 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +2
4 Steven Matz NYM SP +7
5 Zach Eflin PHI SP +1
6 Marco Gonzales SEA SP +1
7 Jordan Lyles MIL SP/RP Unranked
8 Rick Porcello BOS SP
9 Cal Quantrill SD SP/RP -5
10 Kolby Allard TEX SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Michael Pineda (suspended), Zach Plesac

Jordan Lyles has had a real up and down year, but he finds himself in the midst of a solid little run right now. Lyles has won his past three outings, sporting a 1.53 ERA during that time and is now up to 10 wins on the year.

 

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 Gerrit Cole HOU SP
5 Max Scherzer WSH SP +1
6 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP -1
7 Charlie Morton WSH SP
8 Zack Greinke HOU SP
9 Walker Buehler LAD SP
10 Luis Castillo CIN SP
11 Shane Bieber CLE SP
12 Mike Soroka ATL SP
13 Patrick Corbin WSH SP
14 Aaron Nola PHI SP
15 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP
16 Jose Berrios MIN SP
17 Lucas Giolito CHW SP
18 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP
19 Sonny Gray CIN SP/RP
20 Wade Miley HOU SP
21 Mike Minor TEX SP
22 Jack Flaherty STL SP
23 Marcus Stroman NYM SP
24 Jake Odorizzi MIN SP
25 Julio Teheran ATL SP

 

Off the list: None

Not much change here.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Zac Gallen ARZ SP +2
2 Jeff Samardzija SF SP -1
3 Dakota Hudson STL SP/RP +1
4 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +1
5 Sean Manaea OAK SP +3
6 Anthony Desclafani CIN SP
7 Cal Quantrill SD SP/RP -5
8 Adrian Houser MIL SP/RP +1
9 J.A. Happ NYY SP Unranked
10 Logan Webb SF SP

 

Off the list: Ivan Nova

J.A. Happ hasn’t allowed a run over his past two starts which, spans 12.1 innings. Happ has only allowed three measly hits over that time, and his command has just looked lightyears better. He may be in for a nice final stretch for his fantasy owners who have faithfully stuck with him.

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: None

There was definitely some worry about Walker Buehler‘s workload from 2018 after a deep postseason run as well as some time spent in the minors. But Buehler has put all that to rest his year posting a 10.7 K/9 and a 3.28 ERA over 159.1 innings.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Dinelson Limet SD SP
2 Andrew Heaney LAA SP
3 Zac Gallen ARZ SP
4 Jordan Lyles MIL SP/RP +1
5 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +2
6 Mike Foltynewicz ATL SP +2
7 Anthony Desclafani CIN SP +2
8 Steven Matz NYM SP -4
9 Kolby Allard TEX SP +1
10 J.A. Happ NYY SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Mike Montgomery

Zac Gallen has put up some really good strikeout numbers during his stint in the majors this year. He currently is punching guys out at a nearly 11 K/9 clip. Gallen is looking like a real target in drafts heading into 2020.

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Craig Kimbrel (injury)

Not much change here. Craig Kimbrel‘s rough 2019 continues with another trip to the IL. It would appear Pedro Strop would resume the closing duties in Chicago.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Mark Melancon ATL RP
2 Jose Leclerc TEX SP/RP +1
3 Pedro Strop CHC RP Unranked
4 Seth Lugo NYM SP/RP
5 Matt Magill SEA RP +1
6 Joe Jimenez DET RP -1
7 Wade Davis COL RP
8 Mychal Givens BAL RP
9 Jairo Diaz COL RP Unranked
10 Austin Adams SEA RP -1

 

Off the list: Brandon Workman (ownership), Daniel Hudson

Jairo Diaz recorded the most recent save for the Rockies. Not a lot to go by there, but it’s worth something. It is a situation worth monitoring at this point in the year, but don’t put too much stock in the Rockies’ ninth-inning role

 

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
5 Max Scherzer WSH SP
6 Shane Bieber CLE SP
7 Jacob deGrom NYM SP
8 Hyun-Jin Ryu LAD SP
9 Walker Buehler LAD SP
10 Stephen Strasburg WSH SP
11 Charlie Morton TB SP
12 Luis Castillo CIN SP
13 Kyle Hendricks CHC SP
14 Mike Soroka ATL SP +1
15 Aaron Nola PHI SP -1
16 Mike Clevinger CLE SP +1
17 Patrick Corbin WSH SP +1
18 Jose Berrios MIN SP -2
19 Lucas Giolito CHW SP
20 Matt Boyd DET SP
21 Madison Bumgarner SF SP
22 Jack Flaherty STL SP
23 Sonny Gray CIN SP/RP
24 Jeff Samardzija SF SP
25 Yu Darvish CHC SP

 

Off the list: None

Mike Clevinger has been sensational since returning from injury back in June. Over his past four starts, he has a 1.05 ERA and a 0.80 WHIP. He is looking like a top-15 starting pitcher off the board in next year’s drafts.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jeff Samardzija SF SP
2 Chris Bassitt OAK SP +2
3 Sean Manaea OAK SP +2
4 Tony Gonsolin LAD SP +4
5 Zac Gallen ARZ SP +2
6 Pablo Lopez MIA SP +4
7 Anthon Desclafani CIN SP Unranked
8 Cal Quantrill SD SP/RP -6
9 Alex Young ARZ SP Unranked
10 Zach Eflin PHI SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Michael Pineda (suspended), Ivan Nova, Zach Plesac

Alex Young has been pretty excellent for the Diamondbacks this year. He sports a nice 3.38 ERA and 1.05 WHIP. The 25-year-old lefty is coming off a stellar 12 -punchout performance against the Reds in his most recent start.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

 

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

 

Off the list: Trevor Bauer

Nine of Noah Syndergaard‘s past 10 starts have been of the quality variety. He may not be striking guys out at the rate we had hoped, but he is still more than effective and has been much better since the All-Star break.

 

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

 

Rank Name Team Position Change
1 Jeff Samardzija SF SP
2 Dakota Hudson STL SP/RP
3 Joe Musgrove PIT SP +1
4 Andrew Heaney LAA SP +3
5 Brett Anderson OAK SP
6 Zach Eflin PHI SP +2
7 Aaron Civale CLE SP +2
8 Marco Gonzales SEA SP +2
9 Steven Matz NYM SP -3
10 Chris Bassitt OAK SP Unranked

 

Off the list: Michael Pineda (suspended)

Dakota Hudson‘s breakout 2019 continues as he has four quality starts over his past five outings. He may not rack up strikeouts, but he generates ground balls better than just about anyone in the bigs. There is something to be said for that.

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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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