Hitter List 7/18: Ranking the Top 150 Hitters To Own ROS

Kyle Bishop's update ranking the Top 150 Hitters every Wednesday through 2018.

Rank

Change

Hitter

Position(s)

Previous

Best

Worst

1

Mike Trout

OF

1

1

1

2

+2

Jose Ramirez

2B, 3B

4

2

17

3

-1

Mookie Betts

OF

2

2

9

4

-1

Jose Altuve

2B

3

2

8

5

Nolan Arenado

3B

5

3

5

6

Freddie Freeman

1B, 3B

6

6

11

7

Aaron Judge

OF

7

7

13

8

Francisco Lindor

SS

8

8

21

9

J. D. Martinez

OF

9

9

20

10

Manny Machado

3B, SS

10

7

15

11

Giancarlo Stanton

OF

11

11

25

12

Paul Goldschmidt

1B

12

5

29

13

Andrew Benintendi

OF

13

13

36

14

Trea Turner

SS

14

3

16

15

Bryce Harper

OF

15

3

15

16

Carlos Correa

SS

16

12

22

17

Charlie Blackmon

OF

17

5

17

18

+1

Starling Marte

OF

19

18

45

19

+1

Alex Bregman

3B, SS

20

19

45

20

+1

Nelson Cruz

DH

21

19

36

21

+1

Christian Yelich

OF

22

20

37

22

+1

Jean Segura

SS

23

22

58

23

+1

Ozzie Albies

2B

24

23

50

24

-6

George Springer

OF

18

14

24

25

Kris Bryant

3B

25

10

28

26

+1

Eddie Rosario

OF

27

26

108

27

+3

Trevor Story

SS

30

27

102

28

+3

Javier Baez

2B, SS

31

28

133

29

-1

Anthony Rizzo

1B, 2B

28

16

29

30

+2

Eugenio Suarez

3B

32

30

121

31

+2

Xander Bogaerts

SS

33

31

49

32

+4

Khris Davis

OF

36

25

38

33

+4

Scooter Gennett

2B

37

33

130

34

+4

A. J. Pollock

OF

38

21

72

35

-9

Joey Votto

1B

26

6

35

36

-7

Edwin Encarnacion

1B

29

19

36

37

+2

Anthony Rendon

3B

39

33

46

38

+2

Rhys Hoskins

1B, OF

40

20

58

39

+2

Cody Bellinger

1B, OF

41

23

66

40

+9

Jesus Aguilar

1B

49

40

149

41

-7

Jose Abreu

1B

34

20

41

42

Lorenzo Cain

OF

42

42

63

43

Justin Upton

OF

43

23

43

44

Gary Sanchez

C

44

15

47

45

Juan Soto

OF

45

45

132

46

+1

Michael Brantley

OF

47

46

123

47

-12

Marcell Ozuna

OF

35

31

48

48

-2

Whit Merrifield

2B

46

38

71

49

-1

Dee Gordon

2B

48

24

74

50

J. T. Realmuto

C

50

50

110

51

Wil Myers

1B

51

43

83

52

Mitch Haniger

OF

52

46

105

53

Odubel Herrera

OF

53

46

96

54

Nick Castellanos

3B, OF

54

54

83

55

+2

Andrelton Simmons

SS

57

55

142

56

-1

Tommy Pham

OF

55

25

56

57

+1

Carlos Santana

1B, OF

58

43

67

58

+5

Matt Carpenter

1B, 2B, 3B

63

58

146

59

-3

Wilson Ramos

C

56

55

103

60

-1

Jose Martinez

1B, OF

59

59

138

61

Travis Shaw

3B

61

42

61

62

Matt Olson

1B

62

55

108

63

+1

Gleyber Torres

2B

64

60

150

64

+7

Justin Turner

3B

71

60

113

65

+8

Max Muncy

1B, 3B, OF

73

65

115

66

Willson Contreras

C

66

36

69

67

Kyle Schwarber

OF

67

57

107

68

-3

Mike Moustakas

3B

65

35

90

69

-1

Nomar Mazara

OF

68

58

85

70

-1

Buster Posey

C

69

40

70

71

-1

Cesar Hernandez

2B

70

67

129

72

+2

Shin-Soo Choo

OF

74

72

137

73

+7

Aaron Hicks

OF

80

73

134

74

-2

Didi Gregorius

SS

72

38

86

75

-15

Ronald Acuna

OF

60

60

85

76

-1

Brandon Belt

1B

75

75

148

77

-1

Evan Gattis

C

76

76

118

78

-1

Tim Anderson

SS

77

77

149

79

+2

David Peralta

OF

81

79

145

80

-2

Eduardo Escobar

2B, 3B, SS

78

78

148

81

-2

Brian Dozier

2B

79

22

86

82

Matt Kemp

OF

82

82

148

83

Andrew McCutchen

OF

83

47

94

84

DJ LeMahieu

2B

84

62

89

85

+2

Joey Gallo

1B, 3B, OF

87

46

87

86

+2

Eric Hosmer

1B

88

52

88

87

+2

Josh Donaldson

3B

89

21

89

88

+2

Nick Markakis

OF

90

73

147

89

-3

Brandon Nimmo

OF

86

85

145

90

+3

Billy Hamilton

OF

93

58

146

91

-6

Adrian Beltre

3B

85

54

91

92

+2

Miguel Andujar

3B

94

92

145

93

+8

Yasmani Grandal

C

101

80

102

94

+1

Salvador Perez

C

95

61

101

95

+3

Teoscar Hernandez

OF

98

95

146

96

+9

Adam Eaton

OF

105

53

130

97

Ender Inciarte

OF

97

42

107

98

+5

Ian Desmond

1B, OF

103

98

143

99

-7

Rafael Devers

3B

92

53

99

100

-4

Yoan Moncada

2B

96

58

100

101

-10

Elvis Andrus

SS

91

52

115

102

-3

Brett Gardner

OF

99

86

102

103

-1

Jake Lamb

3B

102

77

105

104

+2

Jed Lowrie

2B

106

83

135

105

+11

Gregory Polanco

OF

116

55

140

106

+1

Brandon Crawford

SS

107

106

146

107

+2

Matt Chapman

3B

109

79

130

108

-4

Yasiel Puig

OF

104

76

122

109

+5

Chris Taylor

2B, OF

114

62

116

110

-10

Corey Dickerson

OF

100

69

132

111

Kyle Seager

3B

111

82

113

112

Marcus Semien

SS

112

87

115

113

+6

Eric Thames

1B, OF

119

113

140

114

-6

Adam Jones

OF

108

74

114

115

-2

Yoenis Cespedes

OF

113

47

115

116

-6

Yangervis Solarte

2B, 3B, SS

110

102

150

117

+26

Justin Smoak

1B

143

48

143

118

-3

Mitch Moreland

1B

115

111

144

119

-2

Paul DeJong

SS

117

95

148

120

-2

Ian Kinsler

2B

118

95

138

121

+2

Jurickson Profar

SS, OF

123

121

148

122

+3

Addison Russell

SS

125

122

147

123

+4

Scott Schebler

OF

127

123

149

124

+2

Michael Taylor

OF

126

124

144

125

+8

Rougned Odor

2B

133

76

147

126

+4

Enrique Hernandez

2B, 3B, SS, OF

130

126

137

127

+4

Asdrubal Cabrera

2B, 3B, SS

131

113

150

128

+18

Daniel Murphy

2B

146

57

146

129

+3

Jonathan Schoop

2B

132

32

144

130

-10

Ryan Braun

1B, OF

120

55

130

131

-10

Delino DeShields

OF

121

102

146

132

+5

Jose Peraza

2B, SS

137

132

148

133

+2

Derek Dietrich

1B, 2B, 3B, OF

135

133

145

134

+8

C. J. Cron

1B

142

102

150

135

-7

Yadier Molina

C

128

110

135

136

+3

Ben Zobrist

2B, OF

139

136

148

137

+1

Yonder Alonso

1B

138

125

148

138

+10

Jesse Winker

OF

148

138

148

139

+UR

Jake Bauers

1B

UR

139

139

140

-18

Michael Conforto

OF

122

87

140

141

+UR

Carlos Gonzalez

OF

UR

109

141

142

+UR

Jason Kipnis

2B, OF

UR

142

142

143

-7

Ryon Healy

1B, 3B

136

134

146

144

+UR

Stephen Piscotty

OF

UR

144

144

145

-21

Joc Pederson

OF

124

123

145

146

-17

Adam Duvall

OF

129

93

146

147

+UR

Yuli Gurriel

1B, 3B

UR

147

147

148

+1

Kendrys Morales

1B

149

148

149

149

+UR

Maikel Franco

3B

UR

132

149

150

Ian Happ

2B, OF

150

69

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.

We’re officially in the back half of the season, which means that adjustments to the List will be more aggressive than they’ve been previously. In particular, injuries will take on added importance as even a minimum DL stint will cost a player a decent chunk of their remaining games. Rest assured that any rankings you vehemently disagree with were explicitly an attempt to insult you and/or your favorite player(s) personally. Seriously, before you work yourself into a rage in the comment section, understand that this is only one person’s opinion. I’m wrong a lot! Comes with the territory of doing this sort of thing.

On to the highlights!

  • Injury roundup: Rafael Devers has been dealing with shoulder discomfort for weeks, and it finally landed him on the disabled list last week. The good news is an MRI showed no structural damage, so he should be back soon after the break. Eric Thames should also return soon after the season resumes from his hamstring strain. Teammate Ryan Braun is yet again battling a balky back with no set timetable for return. Lastly, Wilson Ramos suffered a strained hamstring right before the break and will officially be placed on the DL soon.
  • New to or back on the List this week: Rays rookie Jake Bauers has been excellent in the early going, slashing .252/.368/.492 with five home runs, two stolen bases, and solid run production. Yuli Gurriel makes up for his lack of power by hitting for a high average and enjoys the spoils of hitting in the middle of the loaded Astros lineup.With his recent hot hitting and the Phillies failing to land Manny Machado, Maikel Franco‘s job appears safe. Stephen Piscotty has put up a .309/.374/.590 line since the start of June and moved into the heart of the Oakland batting order. Finally, Jason Kipnis has recovered from a truly awful start to the year and is hitting .279/.369/.500 with eight homers and four steals in the last seven weeks.
  • Honorable Mentions: Gerardo Parra has cooled off of late but remains underowned (14% on Yahoo currently). Brian Anderson doesn’t offer much pop or speed, but hits for average and puts up run production that’s pretty commendable given how terrible the Marlins are. Mark Canha struggled in June but has hit around .300 with decent pop in all other months thus far. Meanwhile, Jason Heyward is having his by far best offensive season since joining the Cubs. The pop remains modest and he’s stopped stealing bases, but he’s an asset in the other standard cats.

Kyle Bishop

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

15 responses to “Hitter List 7/18: Ranking the Top 150 Hitters To Own ROS”

  1. Avatar Gavin says:

    As a Freddie Freeman owner, he needs to drop lower. His batted ball profile has reverted back to the 18-23 HR version of himself, as his FB has plummeted and he is hitting more GBs.

  2. Avatar Damon says:

    Would you move merifield for Taillon?

    Thanks!

  3. Avatar Syryn says:

    Dozier has heated up as usual here in the 2nd half. He deserves a major bump.

  4. Avatar Cason Jollette says:

    OBP league, Would you trade Correa for Thor if you already have Tim Anderson at SS and a strong offense?

  5. Avatar Sean says:

    Got Kris Bryant + Thor for Bregman + CMart in my dynasty. Very nervous about trading bregman but I think I’m happy. Thoughts?

  6. Avatar Jim says:

    Nimmo at 89 has to be a mistake. 189, maybe.

  7. Avatar Taylor says:

    Your notes say Gurriel is on the list but I can’t find him using ‘CTRL + F’.

  8. Avatar AC says:

    In a shallow 9-team mixed league, would you flat out drop the injured Wilson Ramos to add Yadi (or Hedges)?

  9. Avatar Adrian says:

    For the past 3 seasons Kike Hernandez has had a terrible BABIP. You think he can get his average above .230?

  10. Avatar Arch says:

    LeMahieu, Cano or Murphy ROS? Pick 2, trade the other. 10 T 5×5. Thx!

  11. Avatar Scott says:

    How does hosmer move up in your ranks? He has been awful. He hit his first homer last Saturday since June 12 and it was only his 4th extra base hit during that same time. He has a 61+% ground ball rate and has the highest k rate if his career.

  12. Avatar Joe says:

    Where do you see Cano ranked on this list when he is back and playing? Who would you rather have ROS, Moncada or Cano?

  13. Avatar Ted says:

    Matt Adams is 6th in pull rate among hitters with 210 PAs. That pull rate MIGHT be elevating his HR/FB% and depressing his BABIP? He’s on a 40+ homer pace with a full season of at bats, and he’s hitting the ball pretty hard. Candidate for the list?

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