Hitter List 5/30: Ranking the Top 150 Hitters To Own ROS

Rank Change Hitter Position(s) Previous Best Worst
1 - Mike Trout OF 1 1 1
2 - Mookie Betts OF 2 2 9
3 - Bryce Harper OF 3 3 9
4 - Nolan Arenado 3B 4 3 5
5 - Charlie Blackmon OF 5 5 7
6 - Freddie Freeman 1B, 3B 6 6 11
7 - Aaron Judge OF 7 7 13
8 - Jose Altuve 2B 8 2 8
9 +2 Jose Ramirez 2B, 3B 11 9 17
10 - Manny Machado 3B, SS 10 10 15
11 -2 Trea Turner SS 9 3 11
12 - Joey Votto 1B 12 6 12
13 - Kris Bryant 3B 13 10 13
14 - J. D. Martinez OF 14 14 20
15 - Giancarlo Stanton OF 15 14 15
16 - Francisco Lindor SS 16 16 21
17 +1 Gary Sanchez C 18 16 18
18 +1 George Springer OF 19 18 22
19 -2 Carlos Correa SS 17 12 19
20 - Jose Abreu 1B 20 20 29
21 +3 Andrew Benintendi OF 24 21 36
22 - Anthony Rizzo 1B, 2B 22 16 27
23 +2 Ozzie Albies 2B 25 23 50
24 +5 Christian Yelich OF 29 24 37
25 +2 Tommy Pham OF 27 25 46
26 -3 Edwin Encarnacion 1B 23 23 30
27 +6 Starling Marte OF 33 27 45
28 - Justin Upton OF 28 23 30
29 -8 Paul Goldschmidt 1B 21 5 29
30 +5 Alex Bregman 3B, SS 35 30 45
31 -5 Rhys Hoskins 1B, OF 26 20 31
32 -2 Nelson Cruz DH 30 30 36
33 -2 Jean Segura SS 31 31 58
34 +40 Dee Gordon 2B 74 24 74
35 +3 Xander Bogaerts SS 38 35 49
36 +3 Willson Contreras C 39 36 47
37 -1 Anthony Rendon 3B 36 33 42
38 -4 Khris Davis OF 34 25 38
39 +5 Mike Moustakas 3B 44 39 90
40 +5 Eddie Rosario OF 45 40 108
41 -4 Brian Dozier 2B 37 22 41
42 -2 Josh Donaldson 3B 40 21 42
43 -2 Buster Posey C 41 41 48
44 -2 Ender Inciarte OF 42 42 63
45 -2 Lorenzo Cain OF 43 43 63
46 - Odubel Herrera OF 46 46 96
47 - Mitch Haniger OF 47 47 105
48 - Marcell Ozuna OF 48 31 48
49 - Trevor Story SS 49 49 102
50 +6 Whit Merrifield 2B 56 50 71
51 -1 Joey Gallo 1B, 3B, OF 50 47 68
52 - Travis Shaw 3B 52 49 53
53 - Carlos Santana 1B, OF 53 52 67
54 -22 Jonathan Schoop 2B 32 32 54
55 -4 Cody Bellinger 1B, OF 51 23 55
56 -2 Rafael Devers 3B 54 53 72
57 -2 Javier Baez 2B, SS 55 54 133
58 -1 Didi Gregorius SS 57 38 82
59 -1 Yoan Moncada 2B 58 58 91
60 -1 Eric Hosmer 1B 59 52 60
61 -1 Justin Turner 3B 60 60 113
62 - Yoenis Cespedes OF 62 47 62
63 +1 Eugenio Suarez 3B 64 62 121
64 +7 Andrelton Simmons SS 71 64 142
65 - Kyle Schwarber OF 65 65 107
66 - Salvador Perez C 66 66 81
67 - Nomar Mazara OF 67 67 85
68 - Nick Castellanos 3B, OF 68 67 83
69 -6 Ronald Acuna OF 63 60 85
70 -9 Daniel Murphy 2B 61 57 89
71 -2 J. T. Realmuto C 69 69 110
72 -2 A. J. Pollock OF 70 21 72
73 -1 Wilson Ramos C 72 72 103
74 -1 Michael Brantley OF 73 73 123
75 - Corey Dickerson OF 75 75 132
76 +16 Scooter Gennett 2B 92 76 130
77 -1 Brandon Belt 1B 76 76 148
78 -1 Cesar Hernandez 2B 77 77 129
79 -1 Miguel Sano 3B 78 57 79
80 -1 DJ LeMahieu 2B 79 62 80
81 -1 Adrian Beltre 3B 80 54 81
82 -1 Miguel Cabrera 1B 81 41 82
83 -1 Wil Myers 1B 82 43 83
84 -1 Nick Markakis OF 83 83 147
85 -1 Yasmani Grandal C 84 83 98
86 -1 Kyle Seager 3B 85 82 88
87 +1 Jed Lowrie 2B 88 87 135
88 +1 Brett Gardner OF 89 86 99
89 +1 Justin Smoak 1B 90 48 91
90 +1 Marcus Semien SS 91 90 115
91 -4 Gregory Polanco OF 87 55 91
92 +2 Andrew McCutchen OF 94 47 94
93 +2 Adam Jones OF 95 74 104
94 +3 Domingo Santana OF 97 70 105
95 +3 Jake Lamb 3B 98 77 98
96 +3 Eduardo Escobar 2B, 3B, SS 99 96 148
97 +3 Matt Chapman 3B 100 79 130
98 +3 Elvis Andrus SS 101 52 115
99 +3 Jose Martinez 1B, OF 102 97 138
100 -7 Adam Duvall OF 93 93 106
101 -5 David Peralta OF 96 92 145
102 +1 Josh Bell 1B 103 102 111
103 +1 C. J. Cron 1B 104 103 150
104 +2 Ian Happ 2B, OF 106 69 111
105 +6 Michael Conforto OF 111 87 119
106 +1 Matt Olson 1B 107 55 108
107 -2 Chris Taylor 2B, OF 105 62 107
108 +15 Gleyber Torres 2B 123 108 150
109 - Teoscar Hernandez OF 109 109 146
110 +2 Yasiel Puig OF 112 76 122
111 +2 Aaron Hicks OF 113 111 134
112 +3 Delino DeShields OF 115 102 146
113 +3 Mallex Smith OF 116 113 116
114 -6 Trey Mancini 1B 108 107 114
115 +2 Billy Hamilton OF 117 58 117
116 +3 Rougned Odor 2B 119 76 119
117 +3 Todd Frazier 3B 120 117 137
118 - Byron Buxton OF 118 56 118
119 +2 Ryan Braun OF 121 55 121
120 +5 Yangervis Solarte 2B, 3B, SS 125 120 150
121 +5 Yadier Molina C 126 111 134
122 +11 Mitch Moreland 1B 133 122 144
123 +8 Asdrubal Cabrera 2B, 3B, SS 131 123 150
124 +12 Francisco Cervelli C 136 124 136
125 +12 Tim Anderson SS 137 125 149
126 +12 Christian Villanueva 3B 138 126 149
127 -5 Kevin Pillar OF 122 122 149
128 -18 Franchy Cordero OF 110 110 149
129 -1 Albert Pujols 1B 128 128 142
130 -3 Adam Eaton OF 127 53 130
131 +UR Jeimer Candelario UR 131 142
132 +UR Juan Soto OF UR 132 132
133 -3 Yonder Alonso 1B 130 130 148
134 -2 Maikel Franco 3B 132 132 146
135 +6 Matt Kemp OF 141 135 148
136 -7 Dexter Fowler OF 129 124 136
137 +9 Brandon Crawford SS 146 137 146
138 +4 Travis Jankowski OF 142 138 142
139 +6 Max Kepler OF 145 139 147
140 +7 Justin Bour 1B 147 121 147
141 -6 Jorge Soler OF 135 135 145
142 +7 Jesus Aguilar 1B 149 142 149
143 +UR Austin Meadows OF UR 143 143
144 -10 Ryon Healy 1B, 3B 134 134 146
145 +UR Brandon Nimmo OF UR 145 145
146 +UR Matt Carpenter 1B, 2B, 3B UR 103 146
147 +UR Addison Russell SS UR 122 147
148 -8 Jonathan Villar 2B, OF 140 121 148
149 +1 John Hicks C, 1B 150 149 150
150 -36 Marwin Gonzalez 1B, 3B, SS, OF 114 86 150

Welcome back to Hitter List. Every Wednesday during the regular season, I’ll rank the current value of the top 150 hitters for the remainder of the year. Use these rankings to help get a sense of both a player’s expected performance and his trade value in your fantasy leagues moving forward.  They’re constructed with 12-teamer, H2H, 5×5 leagues in mind; adjust as needed for your specific setup. Position eligibility does factor in to a degree.

As a reminder: There’s a ton of baseball left to be played, and these are rest of season rankings. We’re interested in the long view ’round these parts. That said, adjustments to the List are becoming more aggressive as we move deeper into the year. With that should come the acknowledgment that small shifts in a specific player’s ranking are often as much a consequence of other players’ more drastic movements as anything else. This is especially true when injuries occur. Put another way, please do not @ me if a guy moved up like two spots even if he’s failed to get a hit in the last couple games. I do, however, welcome more substantive grievances in the comments.

On to the highlights!

  • First, a mea culpa – I had seen initial reports that Dee Gordon could miss up to a couple months with his broken toe, but those were estimates based on if he needed surgery, which he did not. The lesson, as always: I am a dummy. He’s on track to be activated when first eligible on Thursday and has been mostly restored to his former glory here; I feel like some concern is warranted on a foot injury for a guy who gets pretty much all his value from speed.
  • Injury roundup: The big story, of course, was Ronald Acuna stopping fantasy owners’ hearts after his leg buckled awkwardly/horrifyingly on an infield single on Sunday. Thankfully, it looked a lot worse than it actually ended up being – Acuna suffered a mild ACL sprain and should be back within two weeks. Elsewhere, Khris Davis was officially placed on the disabled list not long after last week’s List published. His groin strain is the lowest grade, but he’s still likely to be out for longer than the minimum 10 days. Franchy Cordero‘s recent struggles owed their roots to a forearm injury; he’ll return to a crowded outfield as Wil Myers should be back this week.
  • New to or back on the List this week:  Juan Soto, Austin Meadows, Brandon Nimmo, Matt Carpenter, and Addison Russell. Turns out I couldn’t have added Soto to the List last week, as he was not included in our database. Eat it, haters! (While you eat it, please also ignore the fact that I only need to ask for a player who is missing to be added, as I did this week for both Soto and Meadows.) Both rookies have been impressive in the early going, but questions about their playing time and long-term outlook keep them toward the bottom for the time being. As with any other player, if they continue to perform, they’ll move up accordingly. Nimmo isn’t a rookie anymore, but he’s in a similar situation as at-bats could be tough to come by once Yoenis Cespedes is back in action. Carpenter is back from the dead after a truly horrendous start to the year; he’s hitting .408/.453/.776 with three homers in his last 12 games. Lastly, while his counting stats still aren’t impressive, Russell has quietly slashed .318/.408/.485 since May 5.
Kyle Bishop

Kyle also writes for RotoBaller and Metro.us. He lives in Denver.

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Comments


Launch Angle

Who do you like better ROS in a standard season long roto (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG) based on my roster…Rizzo or Benintendi? I’m not sure how much Rizzo would move the needle. Benintendi is ahead of last years’ pace in all categories and in a Sox offense that is stronger than last year. Rizzo’s PH% is 30%. Plus, I have Freeman and Abreu who can play 1B. Rizzo would have to be placed in the UTIL slot forcing out either Merrifield or Gordon for SB’s.

1B Freeman
2B Merrifield
3B Arenado
SS Correa
OF Trout, Judge, Springer, Rosario
UTIL Abreu, Benintendi
BENCH Gordon (DL)

Whoa Man

Do you have a 6 man league? How do you get Trout and Arenado on the same team, let alone with Freeman, Judge, Correa, and Springer?

Chris

Hopkins was dropped in my 12 team H2H 6×6 with Avg and OPS. Who would you drop between Braun, D.Santana, and Bird and what % of budget would you bid. It is $1 min.

I am thinking between Braun or Santana due to the playing time and would like to see what Bird can do if healthy. All three are on my bench.

Kyle Bishop

Assuming you can’t afford to wait until he hears from the doctors tomorrow RE: surgery and timetable, I’m fine with cutting Braun and could see bidding as much as 20% FAAB. Hoskins’ xStats look good and I expected him to shake off this slump and be fine. You may have a lower tolerance for risk depending on your situation.

Bob

Hey Kyle I think I asked you think last year, but this ranking is based a 5×5 roto correct? If so would you consider doing a points league ranking for hitters? I feel like there are a lot of owners like myself that would love to see that. Thanks

Leggs

Second this. I know it would probably be a ton of work, but I think many would find it helpful. Just something to consider as you guys continue to grow.

Kyle Bishop

I think if I had to do two of these every week I might die butttt I’m sure if there is sufficient interest one of my esteemed colleagues could produce a points league List.

Bob

Please mention this to them. Most people I talk to are in a points league as they think it’s “more fun” so if you could talk yourself or one of your colleagues into making one that would be awesome!

Adrian

Would it be a mistake to drop David Peralta for Jon Jay? I could use the hits and runs, and I think I’d drop either of them once Kyle Tucker comes up, anyway.

Frankie

I am kind of surprised that Choo isn’t anywhere in the top 150. I know he is older than most on the list at 35, but he is having a career year! And in OPS leagues, he is holding his own over the past 45 days.

Kyle Bishop

He’s been on the List before, and likely will be again – he was among the final cuts this week. Have to disagree that this is a career year for him though, he’s been a .290 20/20 guy multiple times in the past. Also, 5×5 rather than OPS.

Frankie

Career year in terms of power for sure, like everyone I guess. Choo is on pace for 28 HR, 105 Runs, 95 BB, 160 Hits — all at or above career marks. Not surprising given the state of the game, but still definitely top 150 one would think.

Adam

Is Franmill Reyes close to making the list? I need more HR’s from the waiver wire and I may drop C.C. for him.

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