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

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 still over half the year 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 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!

  • I’m writing this on a plane! Is this a measure of my dedication to being yelled at by random strangers on the internet, or my lack of desire to do any work whilst on vacation? I believe Mayor Quimby said it best. Vacation was also the reason that I didn’t dive into the comment section last week as normal.
  • Injury roundup: Just minor casualties this week, as Matt Chapman (thumb) and Jorge Soler (foot) hit the disabled list with injuries that shouldn’t keep them out for terribly long periods.
  • New to or back on the List this week: Evan Gattis, Joc Pederson, Scott Schebler, Ian Desmond, Leonys Martin, Paul DeJongand Michael A. Taylor. Several commenters last week rightly pointed out that Gattis has been killing it of late, so he was overdue to reappear in this space. Pederson’s hot hitting has continued long enough to earn him a provisional place toward the bottom of the List. Both Schebler and Desmond have been great this month, although the latter is still running an insane 42.4 HR/FB% (and before you say anything about Coors, 11 of his 14 homers on the year have been on the road, so ¯_(ツ)_/¯). I’ve been slow to embrace Martin after years of being burned, but he’s playing well and locked into the leadoff spot for the Tigers. DeJong appears to be returning ahead of his original timetable, as all reports indicate we’ll see him back on the field by month’s end. Hand injuries can be tricky, so for now he’s on the fringes. Lastly, while Taylor won’t play every day with Adam Eaton back in the fold, he’s been hitting well lately and running a ton when he has been in the lineup.
  • Honorable Mentions: Jonathan Villar, Randal Grichuk, Derek DietrichRyon Healy, and Josh Harrison.
  • Miguel Sano‘s demotion to the minors came as a surprise, and it obviously throws his immediate future into doubt. I’d be surprised if he’s down on the farm for all that long, but he was probably overdue for a significant downward revision.
Kyle Bishop

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

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Comments


Matty B

Some of the players above Carpenter at this point seem completely crazy to me. Every one who was in the know had known that sooner or later, his numbers would match the underlying advanced statistics he was putting up, and his hard hit rate. But yet, he’s still lower than someone like Cron, who so many people keep saying to ride the streak, but be prepared for him to fall off. Am I missing something, or are we just looking for a little more track record on his crazy hot streak?

Chucky

12 T 10 Keep Forever, no contracts. ROS DH slot types….Nimmo, Leonys, Cargo, Lamb, Candelario and Carpenter.

J

I’ve got Dickerson and Brian Anderson on my roster, and Leonys Martin is sitting on waivers. Would you drop either of these guys for Martin? (6×6 roto category setup)

Steve

Albert Pujols ahead of Aguilar…lol come on man.

Albert Pujols stats: .249/.285/.418 with .355 xWOBA

Jesus Aguilar stats: .298/.363./.580 with .395 xWOBA

Its not close. And with the Brewers now moving guys around (e.g. Thames to the OF today and yesterday) to get aguilar at bats, and Pujols injury history, I just don’t see how you can make a compelling argument for having the hierarchy the way you do.

PITCHERlist

To be completely honest, this list is an absolute joke. PitcherList should stick to what it knows best – pitching.

At least I had a good laugh for the day!

theKraken

This is harder than the top 100 SP… much harder. For one, there are 50 more guys. It is tougher task in general as there are way more hitters and they start 5 x more games. While I don’t agree with it all, have you seen a list of hitters that is worth a shit? I haven’t!

E

You would seriously rather have Schwarber and Mazara over both Acuna and Soto?

Saint

I’m thrilled with the number 50 overall ranking of Gallo, however I’m dreading that I drafted him and is still currently in my starting lineup. .128/.281/.319 slash line in 15 games in June. .195 BA on the season. Can anyone please convince me to hang on to the potential of 40+ HR’s by the end of the season and not drop him to pick up Gurriel, Desmond, Thames, Olson, or Bour.

Thanks to anyone who provides feedback.

theKraken

Really nitpicky stuff here.. but how is Bryce Harper above Freddie Freeman? I think when you start to think about things like that, you wonder how Bryce is as high as he is… Its OK to move him down… and then way up when he gets uber-hot like he can get. This isn’t the first massive disappointment in his career – he is bad more often than not… I think this list reflects popularity more than it should. You would rather have Trea Turner than Lindor and JD Martinez? It just feels (to me) like you don’t want to drop guys too much. Sometimes dropping is the best move – you get to raise them back up and you even get to pat yourself on the back for doing so! Imagine all the pluses… Its not like they get exiled from the list.

theKraken

How is Tommy Pham even in that neighborhood? I feel like he is massivlely overvalued because of his heroic 2017 performance.

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