Hitter List 8/8: Ranking the Top 150 Hitters To Own ROS

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

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.

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!

  • For the first time this season, Mike Trout falls out of the top spot. His sore wrist hasn’t landed him on the disabled list yet, but he hasn’t played since sustaining the injury and may not be back until the weekend. That, plus the potential for a sore wrist impacting his swing, is enough to eliminate the slight edge he had over Jose Ramirez.
  • The Brewers’ roster crunch results in slight drops for Jonathan Schoop, Travis Shaw, Mike Moustakas, and Eric Thames this week (Jesus Aguilar‘s drop is more to do with performance, but he’s probably impacted by the logjam as well). Hard to see how they’ll juggle playing time going forward without severely compromising the infield defense by slotting Schoop and Shaw out of position, or putting Thames in the outfield semi-regularly.
  • Injury roundup: Both George Springer (thumb) and Ian Kinsler (hamstring) are expected to only require a minimum DL stint., The news is a bit more grim for Tommy Pham, who only made it a couple of games into his tenure with the Rays before breaking his foot. He could miss the remainder of August. Wil Myers‘ foot isn’t broken – just bruised – but he’ll miss at least the next week in the best case scenario. More likely, he’ll require more than the minimum 10 days and then need a rehab assignment to shake off the rust.
  • New to or back on the List this week: Jonathan Villar, Mallex Smith, Adalberto Mondesi, and Steven Souza. When asked if Villar will have the green light to steal bases, Orioles manager Buck Showalter responded, “Is there a color greener than green?” Everyday at-bats and carte blanche on the base paths could make Villar a fantastic source of steals down the stretch. Smith and Mondesi offer similar upside; the former will benefit from Pham’s injury in terms of playing time and is hitting .403 with eight steals over the past month. Mondesi hasn’t been hitting quite as well, but he does have 11 swipes in just 32 games this season. Souza, meanwhile, has slashed .295/.374/.534 with three homers and two steals since returning from injury last month.
Kyle Bishop

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

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Comments


BR

Could we see Ohtani breach your top 150 if he stays consistent where he’s at now? He’s been showing off his skillset with a few bombs and a handful of stolen bags.

Kyle Bishop

Absolutely, when he first started playing close to every day last month he wasn’t producing much but if he can keep this up and continues to get everyday ABs he’ll make the List for sure.

HaniGod

Could you expand on why the big drop for Haniger? He’s been in a mini slump, but I don’t see myself dropping him for someone like Aaron Hicks ROS.

Kyle Bishop

He has two home runs since June 13 (hitting .256/.363/.344 during that time, with mediocre run production). For comparison, Hicks hitting .250/.368/.538 with 13 HR over the same span despite a BABIP that’s 80 points lower than Haniger’s.

Ryan O. Hicks

H2H, Yahoo, 8-team.

Ozzie Albies or Daniel Murphy ROS?

Ozzie has cooled off a lot lately and I’m thinking it’s time for Murphy. He was dropped a while ago after his poor performance from returning. But it seems Murphy is heating back up to normal and he has 1b eligibility. Thoughts on ROS move? I use Ozzie mostly in the utility spot and sometimes to fill in at 2B when I need him for a day off or game off.

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