Category Power Rankings: Week 7

Colin Ward has his newest edition of the Category Power Rankings for Week 7.

Time for your weekly dose of CPR!

Uh, no, not that type of CPR. But if you are anything like me and have been riddled with injuries or cannot escape the clutches of your studs’ poor starts to the season, I am here to breathe some fresh air into those fantasy lungs of yours.

 

Batting Average (AVG)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF+3
2J.D. MartinezBOSOF+1
3Mike TroutLAAOF-1
4Jose AltuveHOU2B-3
5Freddie FreemanATL1B
6Mookie BettsBOSOF
7Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
8Michael BrantleyHOUOF+1
9Jean SeguraPHISS-1
10Justin TurnerLAD3B
11Anthony RendonWSH3B
12Charlie BlackmonCOLOF+1
13Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+1
14Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF+1
15David PeraltaARZOF+2
16Elvis AndrusTEXSS+4
17Jeff McNeilNYM2B/3B/OF+6
18Lorenzo CainMILOF-3
19Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+3
20Joey VottoCIN1B-8
21Xander BogaertsBOSSS-3
22Andrew BenintendiBOSOF+2
23Jorge PolancoMINSSUnranked
24Robinson CanoNYM2B-5
25Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B-4

Off the List: Bryce Harper

A little bit of a shakeup for this list, specifically at the top. Jose Altuve was finally removed from the top spot as he is currently hitting under .240 through the first six weeks or so. I’m not fully convinced Altuve has just completely forgotten how to hit, but his struggles to this point do need to be addressed accordingly on this list. His .224 BABIP leads me to believe that he should bounce back, it’s just a matter of when.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jeff McNeilNYM2B
2Jorge PolancoMINSS
3Shin-Soo ChooTEXOF
4Brandon LoweTB2B/OF+1
5Cesar HernandezPHI2BUnranked
6David FletcherLAA2B/3B/OF
7Andrelton SimmonsLAASS
8Brian GoodwinLAAOF+1
9Leury GarciaCHWOFUnranked
10Dwight Smith Jr.BALOF

Off the List: Eduardo Escobar (ownership), Jesse Winker

Jorge Polanco is an interesting case in terms of ownership. He is only 58% owned in Yahoo leagues but over 75% in ESPN. And Brandon Lowe is the opposite. He is 74% owned in Yahoo and only 48% in ESPN formats. Not really sure of the correlation there, but until they are more widely owned across all platforms, they will remain on this list.

 

Runs (R)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Christian YelichMILOF
2Mookie BettsBOSOF
3George SpringerHOUOF+1
4Mike TroutLAAOF-1
5Charlie BlackmonCOLOF
6Nolan ArenadoCOL3B+2
7Andrew McCutchenPHIOF+2
8Jose AltuveHOU2B-2
9Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+2
10J.D. MartinezBOSOF-3
11Jean SeguraPHISS+1
12Lorenzo CainMILOF+2
13Bryce HarperPHIOF-3
14Freddie FreemanATL1B+1
15Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF-2
16Ozzie AlbiesATL2B+2
17Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B
18Mitch HanigerSEAOF+2
19Matt CarpenterSTL1B/2B/3B-3
20Trevor StoryCOLSS+3
21Anthony RendonWSH3B
22Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+2
23Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OFUnranked
24Edwin EncarnacionSEA1BUnranked
25Adam EatonWSHOF

Off the List: Tommy Pham, Juan Soto

The ageless one, Edwin Encarnacion, has benefitted greatly from the early season success of the Mariners’ lineup. Even though they appear to be coming back to earth recently, Encarnacion continues to produce and he is scoring a ton. He is currently on a 130-run pace.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jorge PolancoMINSS
2Shin-Soo ChooTEXOF
3Leury GarciaCHWOF+1
4Brett GardnerNYYOF-1
5Brandon LoweTB2B/OF+1
6Max KeplerMINOF+1
7Dwight Smith Jr.BALOF-2
8Brian GoodwinLAAOF+1
9Yandy DiazTB1B/3BUnranked
10Kevin KiermaierTBOF-2

Off the List: Randal Grichuk

Leury Garcia has been a nice little source of runs and steals so far this season. He is getting everyday run at the top of the ChiSox lineup and with Jose Abreu driving in runs the way he has so far, Garcia could flirt with 100 runs.

 

Home Runs (HR)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Khris DavisOAKOF
2Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
3Joey GalloTEX1B/OF
4Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF
5Christian YelichMILOF+3
6Mike TroutLAAOF-1
7Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B
8Edwin EncarnacionSEA1B+3
9Bryce HarperPHIOF
10Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF
11J.D. MartinezBOSOF-5
12Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
13Trevor StoryCOLSS
14Matt ChapmanOAK3B
15Marcell OzunaSTLOF+1
16Nelson CruzMINUT-1
17Manny MachadoSD3B/SS
18Pete AlonsoNYM1B
19Mike MoustakasMIL2B/3B
20Gary SanchezNYYC+2
21George SpringerHOUOF+2
22Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF-2
23Francisco LindorCLESS-2
24Anthony RizzoCHC1B
25Eugenio SuarezCIN3BUnranked

Off the List: Mookie Betts

I have always been a big George Springer guy, so to see him produce so well the first several weeks of the year is a welcome sight. The power has always been legit for Springer and he’s one of the best leadoff men in baseball. When he is right, he is a multi-category stud and can carry you for weeks at a time. He is even running again this year! I am all in.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Franmil ReyesSDOF
2Jay BruceSEA1B/OF+3
3Mitch MorelandBOS1B+1
4Daniel VogelbachSEA1BUnranked
5Derek DietrichCIN1B/2B/OFUnranked
6Max KeplerMINOF
7Rowdy TellezMINOF
8Christian WalkerARZ1B-5
9Jorge SolerKCOFUnranked
10Eric ThamesMIL1B-2

Off the List: Asdrubal Cabrera, Hunter Dozier (ownership), Yandy Diaz

As I am writing this, Derek Dietrich has more home runs than Paul Goldschmidt, Manny Machado, Bryce Harper, and Mike Trout. So … there’s that. 

 

Runs Batted In (RBI)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Nolan ArenadoCOL3B+1
2Christian YelichMILOF+2
3Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+2
4Khris DavisOAKOF-3
5J.D. MartinezBOSOF-2
6Edwin EncarnacionSEA1B
7Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF+1
8Bryce HarperPHIOF-1
9Freddie FreemanATL1B+1
10Marcell OzunaSTLOF+2
11Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B-2
12Anthony RizzoCIN1B+2
13Nelson CruzMINUT
14Juan SotoWSHOF-3
15Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF
16Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS+1
17Trevor StoryCOLSS-1
18Joey GalloTEX1B/OF
19Mike TroutLAAOF
20Anthony RendonWSH3B+1
21Pete AlonsoNYM1B+1
22Jose AbreuCHW1B+2
23Manny MachadoSD3B/SS-3
24Domingo SantanaSEAOF-1
25Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS

Off the List: None

Jose Abreu has looked much more like the slugger we saw consistently put up solid run production numbers from 2014 to 2017. After battling injuries lat year, he was somewhat cast aside as “washed up,” but I feel like that couldn’t be further from the truth. Expect Abreu to be as Abreu-like as he can moving forward posting his patented .290, 30 HRs and 100 RBI.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Dansby SwansonATLSS
2Mitch MorelandBOS1B
3Justin SmoakTOR1B
4Jay BruceSEA1B/OF+1
5Jorge SolerKCOF+2
6Daniel VogelbachSEA1BUnranked
7Rowdy TellezTOR1B-3
8Brandon LoweTB2B/OFUnranked
9Derek DietrichCIN1B/2B/OFUnranked
10Yandy DiazTB1B/3B-1

Off the List: Hunter Dozier (ownership), Chad Pinder, Randal Grichuk

While Mitch Moreland‘s AVG leaves little to be desired, he is driving in his fair share of runs. Hitting around those big boppers in that BoSox lineup should provide him with plenty of RBI opportunities all year long.

 

Stolen Bases (SB)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Adalberto MondesiKC2B/SS
2Dee GordonSEA2B/SS/OF+1
3Tim AndersonCHWSS+1
4Whit MerrifieldKC1B/2B/OF-2
5Billy HamiltonKCOF
6Victor RoblesWSHOF+1
7Jose RamirezCLE2B/3B+1
8Jonathan VillarBAL2B/SS-2
9Starling MartePITOF
10Byron BuxtonMINOF+2
11Tommy PhamTBOF
12Mike TroutLAAOF+1
13Elvis AndrusTEXSS+3
14Trevor StoryCOLSS+1
15Lorenzo CainMILOF-5
16Christian YelichMILOF+3
17Jose AltuveHOU2B-3
18Mookie BettsBOSOF-2
19Andrew BenintendiBOSOF+2
20Jean SeguraPHISS
21Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+3
22Ender InciarteATLOF
23Javier BaezCHC2B/3B/SS
24Francisco LindorCLESS+1
25Kevin KiermaierTBOFUnranked

Off the List: Delino DeShields

Kevin Kiermaier has actually attempted more steals than Christian Yelich thus far. Health has always been an issue for the slick-fielding centerfielder, but when on the field his speed usually plays.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Kevin KiermaierTBOF+3
2Leury GarciaCHWOF+1
3Kolten WongSTL2BUnranked
4Mallex SmithSEAOF-2
5Delino DeShieldsTEXOF-4
6Jarrod DysonARZOF
7Dwight Smith Jr.BALOF
8Kevin PillarSFOF
9Brett GardnerNYYOF-4
10David FletcherLAA2B/3B-1

Off the List: Adam Frazier

Back-to-back weeks now we have lost a good source of steals to demotion. Delino DeShields is this week’s casualty, and while he really isn’t on the level of Mallex Smith in terms of stash-ability (yup, just made that word up), he still remains on this list because there just aren’t many good sources of SBs available. He should be back up with the big club relatively soon.

 

On-Base Percentage (OBP)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Mike TroutLAAOF
2Bryce HarperPHIOF
3Freddie FreemanATL1B
4Alex BregmanHOU3B/SS+1
5Christian YelichMILOF+3
6J.D. MartinezBOSOF
7Cody BellingerLAD1B/OF+2
8Jose AltuveHOU2B-1
9Mookie BettsBOSOF+2
10Joey VottoCIN1B-5
11Anthony RendonWSH3B+2
12Rhys HoskinsPHI1B/OF+3
13Andrew McCutchenPHIOF-1
14Juan SotoWSHOF
15Tommy PhamTBOF+2
16Nolan ArenadoCHC3B/OF+2
17Kris BryantCHC3B/OF+2
18Lorenzo CainMILOF-8
19Shin-Soo ChooTEXOF+1
20Anthony RizzoCHC1B+1
21Carlos SantanaCLE1B/3B+2
22Michael ConfortoNYMOF+2
23Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B-7
24Edwin EncarnacionSEA1B+1
25Joey GalloTEX1B/OFUnranked

Off the List: Matt Carpenter

Kris Bryant has been scorching hot over the past week or so and is finally starting to return some of that third or fourth round draft value. He is seeing the ball really well right now and is currently posting a career-high walk rate to this point in the season.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Shin-Soo ChooTEXOF
2Jeff McNeilNYM2B/OF
3Jorge PolancoMINSS+3
4Kolten WongSTL2BUnranked
5Yandy DiazTB1B/3B+4
6Brandon LoweTB2B/OFUnranked
7Brett GardnerNYYOF-4
8Cesar HernandezPHI2BUnranked
9Dansby SwansonATLSS-1
10Ben ZobristCHC2B/OF

Off the List: Hunter Dozier (ownership), Josh Bell (ownership), Niko Goodrum

Amidst all of the great hitters in the Phillies’ lineup, Cesar Hernandez kind of gets lost in the shuffle. There was a lot of doubt heading into this season in regards to his production hitting towards the bottom of the lineup, but he’s done a nice job. Hernandez has always shown good plate discipline and that hasn’t changed this year.

 

Wins (W)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Justin VerlanderHOUSP+1
2Trevor BauerCLESP+1
3Blake SnellTBSP+1
4Max ScherzerWSHSP-3
5Gerrit ColeHOUSP+1
6Jacob deGromNYMSP-1
7Aaron NolaPHISP
8Patrick CorbinWSHSP
9Jose BerriosMINSP+2
10Carlos CarrascoCLESP
11Zack GreinkeARZSP+2
12Chris SaleBOSSP
13Clayton KershawLADSP+1
14German MarquezCOLSP+1
15Luis CastilloCINSP+2
16James PaxtonNYYSP-7
17Tyler GlasnowTBSP/RP+3
18Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-2
19Walker BuehlerLADSP
20Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+3
21Charlie MortonTBSP+1
22Hyun-Jin RyuLADSPUnranked
23Masahiro TanakaNYYSP-2
24Miles MikolasSTLSP+1
25Marco GonzalesSEASP-1

Off the List: Jameson Taillon (injury)

Max Scherzer currently sits at 1-4 on the season. Scherzer has pitched far better than his record indicates. His ERA is at a very un-Scherzer-like 3.78 while his FIP and xFIP stand at 1.95 and 2.52, respectively. Don’t bail on Mad Max, the wins will come.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Frankie MontasOAKSP
2Yonny ChirinosTBSP/RP
3Zach EflinPHISP
4Brett AndersonOAKSP
5Zach DaviesMILSP+2
6Martin PerezMINSP+3
7Jordan LylesPITSP-2
8Brandon WoodruffMILSP/RPUnranked
9Adam WainwrightSTLSP-1
10Jeff SamardzijaSFSP-4

Off the List: Dereck Rodriguez

Brandon Woodruff has turned it around significantly over his last three starts. The strikeout upside has always been there, and with that high-powered Brewers offense backing him, he should be in line for his fair share of wins.

 

Earned Run Average (ERA)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Jacob deGromNYMSP
2Max ScherzerWSHSP
3Trevor BauerCLESP
4Justin VerlanderHOUSP
5Blake SnellTBSP
6Chris SaleBOSSP
7Gerrit ColeHOUSP
8Patrick CorbinWSHSP+2
9Aaron NolaPHISP-1
10Jose BerriosMINSP+2
11Carlos CarrascoCLESP
12Clayton KershawLADSP+2
13Luis CastilloCINSP+4
14Charlie MortonTBSP+2
15Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-6
16Zack GreinkeARZSP+3
17Tyler GlasnowTBSP/RP+5
18James PaxtonNYYSP-5
19German MarquezCOLSP-1
20Walker BuehlerLADSP
21Hyun-Jin RyuLADSP+3
22Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+1
23Shane BieberCLESP-2
24Chris PaddackSDSPUnranked
25Cole HamelsCHCSP

Off the List: Jameson Taillon (injury)

Padres’ rookie Chris Paddack has been electric and as advertised thus far. His fastball currently has the second-highest pVAL of all pitchers and he’s shown he can dial it up when needed. Right, Pete Alonso? The only issue I see with him in regards to these power rankings are his inevitable restrictions that San Diego will put on him as the season carries on. But until then, continue to reap the benefits.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Spencer TurnbullDETSPUnranked
2Frankie MontasOAKSP
3Zack DaviesSPUnranked
4Trevor WilliamsPITSP-3
5Matt StrahmSDSP/RP+2
6Zach EflinPHISP+2
7Aaron SanchezTORSP-3
8Martin PerezMINSP+1
9Jeff SamardzijaSFSP-6
10Sonny GrayCINSP/RP-5

Off the List: Brad Keller, Merrill Kelly

Spencer Turnbull appears to be pretty legit. His slider has been very effective and he has good enough velocity to maintain relevancy in mixed leagues. He is available in almost 80% of ESPN leagues! 

 

Strikeouts (K)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Max ScherzerWSHSP
2Gerrit ColeHOUSP+2
3Justin VerlanderHOUSP
4Jacob deGromNYMSP-2
5Trevor BauerCLESP
6Blake SnellTBSP
7Carlos CarrascoCLESP+1
8Patrick CorbinWSHSP+1
9Chris SaleBOSSP+1
10Charlie MortonTBSP+3
11Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+4
12Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-1
13German MarquezCOLSP-1
14Jose BerriosMINSP
15James PaxtonNYYSP-8
16Aaron NolaPHISP
17Luis CastilloCINSP+1
18Robbie RayARZSP-1
19Matt BoydDETSP+4
20Jack FlahertySTLSP-1
21Zack GreinkeARZSP-1
22Caleb SmithMIASPUnranked
23Cole HamelsCHCSP+2
24Clayton KershawLADSP
25Madison BumgarnerSFSPUnranked

Off the List: Chris Archer (injury), Walker Buehler

Patrick Corbin is throwing his slider less than he did last year, but the strikeouts continue to pile up. After his first start of the year, Corbin has posted at least 9.00 K/9 in every outing since.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Brandon WoodruffMILSP/RP+2
2Anthony DesclafaniCINSP
3Vince VelasquezPHISP-2
4Luke WeaverARZSP/RP
5Reynaldo LopezCHWSP
6Joey LucchesiSDSP
7Pablo LopezMIASP+1
8Spencer TurnbullDETSP+1
9Tyler MahleCINSPUnranked
10Jordan LylesPITSP/RP-3

Off the List: Dylan Bundy

Luke Weaver has been able to work his cutter and curveball effectively so far and has shown why the Diamondbacks wanted him in return for their franchise first baseman, Paul Goldschmidt

 

Saves (SV)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Edwin DiazNYMRP
2Kenley JansenLADRP+1
3Kirby YatesSDRP+3
4Roberto OsunaHOURP
5Brad HandCLERP
6Blake TreinenOAKRP-4
7Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
8Felipe VazquezPITRP
9Josh HaderMILRP+3
10Jordan HicksSTLRP+1
11Ken GilesTORRP-1
12Sean DoolittleWSHRP-3
13Greg HollandARZRP
14Shane GreeneDETRP+1
15Wade DavisCOLRP-1
16Raisel IglesiasCINRP
17Will SmithSFRP+1
18Ryan BrasierBOSRP-1
19Alex ColomeCHWRP
20Hector NerisPHIRP+2
21Blake ParkerMINRP+2
22Matt BarnesBOSRPUnranked
23Jose AlvaradoTBRP+1
24Diego CastilloTBRP+1
25Sergio RomoMIASP/RPUnranked

Off the List: A.J. Minter, Pedro Strop (injury)

Kirby Yates has been arguably the best closer in baseball to this point. He leads the majors in saves and is striking out 43% of hitters. 

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Hector NerisPHIRP+2
2Blake ParkerMINRP+2
3Matt BarnesBOSRPUnranked
4Sergio RomoMIASP/RP+1
5Hansel RoblesLAARP+3
6Mychal GivensBALRPUnranked
7Roenis EliasSEASP/RP-1
8Chris MartinTEXRPUnranked
9Luke JacksonATLRPUnranked
10Ty ButtreyLAARP-1

Off the List: A.J. Minter, Pedro Strop (injury), Shawn Kelley (injury), Jeremy Jeffress

It seemed as if Ryan Brasier had Alex Cora’s confidence in the ninth inning, but his recent struggles may have changed that. Matt Barnes has been Boston’s best reliever this year and he was already in the mix for saves. I don’t think Cora has completely given up on Brasier, but expect Barnes to be much more involved in this committee-style pen.

 

WHIP (Walks+Hits/Innings Pitched)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Max ScherzerWSHSP
2Justin VerlanderHOUSP+2
3Blake SnellTBSP
4Jacob deGromNYMSP-2
5Trevor BauerCLESP
6Gerrit ColeHOUSP
7Chris SaleBOSSP
8Clayton KershawLADSP
9Carlos CarrascoCLESP+1
10Jose BerriosMINSP+1
11Zack GreinkeARZSP+3
12Aaron NolaPHISP-3
13Patrick CorbinWSHSP
14Luis CastilloCINSP+3
15German MarquezCOLSP
16James PaxtonNYYSP-4
17Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+3
18Charlie MortonTBSP
19Tyler GlasnowTBSP/RP+6
20Hyun-Jin RyuLADSPUnranked
21Chris PaddackSDSPUnranked
22Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
23David PriceBOSSP-4
24Shane BieberCLESP-1
25Madison BumgarnerSFSP-1

Off the List: Jameson Taillon (injury), Masahiro Tanaka

Carlos Carrasco‘s first three starts of the year put him in a hole. But over his last five he has looked much more like the “Cookie” we know and love. He has done an excellent job of limiting baserunners during that span, while also racking up 39 Ks.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Yonny ChirinosTBSP/RP+1
2Trevor WilliamsPITSP-1
3Jeff SamardzijaSFSP+1
4Sonny GrayCINSP/RP-1
5Matt StrahmSDSP/RP+2
6Wade MileyHOUSP
7Anthony DesclafaniCINSP+2
8Zach EflinPHISP+2
9Frankie MontasOAKSP-1
10Pablo LopezMIASPUnranked

Off the List: Steven Matz (injury)

Not a ton of change here from last week, but most of these guys should be owned in more leagues. They all have WHIPs around 1.20 or lower, which is difficult to find on the wire.

 

Quality Starts (QS)

 

Top 25

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Max ScherzerWSHSP
2Jacob deGromNYMSP
3Justin VerlanderHOUSP
4Trevor BauerCLESP
5Gerrit ColeHOUSP
6Blake SnellTBSP
7Aaron NolaPHISP
8Chris SaleBOSSP
9Zack GreinkeARZSP+4
10Carlos CarrascoCLESP-1
11Jose BerriosMINSP+1
12Clayton KershawLADSP+2
13Noah SyndergaardNYMSP-3
14Patrick CorbinWSHSP+1
15German MarquezCOLSP+1
16Luis CastilloCINSP+2
17Stephen StrasburgWSHSP+2
18Tyler GlasnowTBSP/RP+3
19Charlie MortonTBSP+1
20Matt BoydDETSPUnranked
21James PaxtonNYYSP-4
22Madison BumgarnerSFSP
23Cole HamelsCHCSP
24Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
25Jake ArrietaPHISP

Off the List: Jameson Taillon (injury)

The sensation that is Matt Boyd continues. He has shown no signs of slowing down and has now thrown seven consecutive quality starts. If there is someone in your league who owns Boyd and might not be a believer, buy now.

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

RankNameTeamPositionChange
1Trevor WilliamsPITSP
2Spencer TurnbullDETSPUnranked
3Anthony DesclafaniCINSPUnranked
4Frankie MontasOAKSP
5Adam WainwrightSTLSP
6Martin PerezMINSP+1
7Jordan LylesPITSP/RP-1
8Merrill KellyARZSP-5
9Brett AndersonOAKSP
10Mike LeakeSEASP-2

Off the List: Steven Matz (injury), Brad Keller

I know I said it last week as well, but I really like the changes I have seen from Martin Perez. That cutter has been a revelation! He is under 50% owned in ESPN leagues and owned in only 60% of Yahoo leagues. He is looking more and more like a must-own as opposed to just a matchup-dependent streamer.

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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 Luke says:

    How is Domingo German not on any of the pitching lists?

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