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2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings: Major Changes

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings
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Welcome back to another edition of the 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings.

The title for this week’s article, as you can see, is major changes. First off, there have been major changes in the recently revealed MLB All-Star rosters. Unlike past voting updates where the list was dominated by Cubs, only one Cub was actually elected into the All-Star Game (not counting Kris Bryant in the final vote) in Wade Davis. There are four teams in the National League that only have one All-Star member that happens to be a relief pitcher: the Cubs, Padres, Phillies, and the Brewers. Yikes!

That isn’t it for the major changes. Look around you, specifically around your computer screen. Yes, we remodeled the site! I personally love it and hope you all do as well. If you have any constructive feedback, be sure to let us know.

Lastly, there have been major changes in these rankings. Let’s talk about those in our Stock Up, Stock Down section below.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Cameron Maybin, OF, Los Angeles Angels

Cameron Maybin has been absolutely killing it for the Angels this season and it is time that we give him some credit. Maybin leads the American League in stolen bases with 24 and should break his career high of 40 that he set back in 2011 when he was with the Padres. The 49 runs are nice as well, and while nine home runs, 19 RBI and a .260 batting average won’t win you any leagues, they won’t hurt you either. He is a really nice asset in category leagues where he is a stolen base guy who, like I said above, won’t bring down kill of your other categories.

Joey Votto, 1B, Cincinnati Reds

We will talk about the other corner infielders as a whole in a second, but Joey Votto needed his own section. I finally made the move in my rankings of moving Votto above four stud corner infielders that I will cover later on. After a slow start to the year (if you can even remember that far back), Votto is back to doing Votto things this year, hitting over .300 with an OBP over .400, but his run production has seen a spike this year. His 60 runs scored, 23 home runs and 57 RBI all have real shots at being career highs, and that is saying something when you talk about a guy who has had as great of a career as Joey Votto.

Breakout Corner Infielders

Next, I want to cover a group of breakout corner infielders that all saw a bump in the rankings. Similar to Votto, I finally decided to put the following players above other more accomplished players who they have been outperforming this season: Jose Ramirez, Cody Bellinger, Ryan Zimmerman, and Miguel Sano.

I won’t go into the specifics for each player because that would take way too long and totally defeat the purpose of grouping them together, but they all have performed so well this season that I felt the need for their performance to finally be recognized in a move up in the rankings.


Stock Down

Star Corner Infielders

The four corner infielders that I mentioned above who Joey Votto leapfrogged this week are Miguel Cabrera, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Josh Donaldson. Now, this move did have to do more with Votto’s great performance this year rather than these players struggles, but then again I wouldn’t have moved Votto above them if they didn’t give me even a slight reason to do so.

Again I won’t go into specifics, but all four of these players have been underperforming and while that still means a decent Fantasy player, it is not what we have come to expect. Votto wasn’t the only player that these players fell under, which led to their slides and their appearance on the “Stock Down” section of this article.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

1Bryce HarperWSHRF
2Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
3Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
4Jose AltuveHOU2B
5Mookie BettsBOSRF
6Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
7Clayton KershawLADSP
8Joey VottoCIN1B
9Max ScherzerWSHSP
10Chris SaleBOSSP
11Kris BryantCHC1B,3B,LF,RF
12Anthony RizzoCHC1B,2B
13Miguel CabreraDET1B
14Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
15Aaron JudgeNYYRF,DH
16Josh DonaldsonTOR3B
17Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
18Corey SeagerLADSS
19Francisco LindorCLESS
20Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
21Robinson CanoSEA2B
22Yu DarvishTEXSP
23Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
24Ryan BraunMILLF
25George SpringerHOUCF,RF
26Carlos CorreaHOUSS
27Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
28Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
29Xander BogaertsBOSSS
30Jon LesterCHCSP
31Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
32Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
33Giancarlo StantonMIARF
34Buster PoseySFC,1B
35Dee GordonMIA2B
36Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF
37Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
38Brian DozierMIN2B
39Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
40Carlos CarrascoCLESP
41Carlos MartinezSTLSP
42Zack GreinkeARISP
43Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
44Jacob deGromNYMSP
45Kyle HendricksCHCSP
46Kenley JansenLADRP
47A.J. PollockARICF
48Christian YelichMIALF,CF
49Wil MyersSD1B,RF
50Billy HamiltonCINCF
51Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
52Elvis AndrusTEXSS
53Marcell OzunaMIALF,CF,RF
54Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
55Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
56Michael BrantleyCLELF
57Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
58Jay BruceNYM1B,RF
59Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
60Corey KluberCLESP
61Craig KimbrelBOSRP
62Jose AbreuCWS1B,DH
63Kyle SeagerSEA3B
64Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
65Justin VerlanderDETSP
66Chris ArcherTBSP
67David PriceBOSSP
68Gerrit ColePITSP
69Johnny CuetoSFSP
70J.T. RealmutoMIAC
71Jake ArrietaCHCSP
72Greg HollandCOLRP
73Justin UptonDETLF,CF
74J.D. MartinezDETRF
75Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
76Chris DavisBAL1B
77Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
78Anthony RendonWSH3B
79Wade DavisCHCRP
80Cole HamelsTEXSP
81Adrian BeltreTEX3B,DH
82Michael FulmerDETSP
83Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
84Ian DesmondCOL1B,LF,CF
85DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
86Freddie FreemanATL1B
87James PaxtonSEASP
88Lance McCullersHOUSP
89Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
90Marcus StromanTORSP
91Alexander ColomeTBRP
92Gary SanchezNYYC,DH
93Adam JonesBALCF
94Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
95Salvador PerezKCC,DH
96Matt KempATLLF,RF
97Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
98Mike TroutLAACF
99Kenneth GilesHOURP
100Travis ShawMIL1B,3B
101Eric HosmerKC1B
102Justin SmoakTOR1B
103Justin TurnerLAD3B
104Julio TeheranATLSP
105Jose QuintanaCWSSP
106Seung-Hwan OhSTLRP
107Jake LambARI3B
108Cody AllenCLERP
109Zack CozartCINSS
110Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
111Yonder AlonsoOAK1B
112Yasmani GrandalLADC
113Eduardo NunezSF3B,SS,LF
114Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
115Dylan BundyBALSP,RP
116Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF
117Edwin DiazSEARP
118Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
119Yasiel PuigLADRF
120Cesar HernandezPHI2B
121Mark MelanconSFRP
122Rick PorcelloBOSSP
123Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
124Ervin SantanaMINSP
125Robbie RayARISP
126Michael PinedaNYYSP
127Kelvin HerreraKCRP
128Jason VargasKCSP
129Tanner RoarkWSHSP
130Luis SeverinoNYYSP,RP
131Brad BrachBALRP
132Felix HernandezSEASP
133Madison BumgarnerSFSP
134Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
135Evan LongoriaTB3B,DH
136Avisail GarciaCWSLF,RF,DH
137Ender InciarteATLLF,CF
138Sonny GrayOAKSP
139Chris OwingsARI2B,SS,CF,RF
140Jake OdorizziTBSP
141Mike MoustakasKC3B,DH
142Mark ReynoldsCOL1B
143Michael ConfortoNYMLF,CF,RF
144Scott ScheblerCINLF,CF,RF
145Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
146Sean ManaeaOAKSP
147Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
148Andrew MillerCLERP
149Yasmany TomasARILF,RF
150Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
151Brandon CrawfordSFSS
152Kevin PillarTORCF
153Carlos SantanaCLE1B,RF,DH
154Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
155Starlin CastroNYY2B
156David PeraltaARIRF
157Ian KinslerDET2B
158Trey ManciniBAL1B,LF,DH
159Rougned OdorTEX2B
160Jonathan LucroyTEXC,1B,DH
161Aledmys DiazSTLSS
162Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF
163Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
164Matt AdamsATL1B,LF
165Steven MatzNYMSP
166Joey GalloTEX1B,3B
167Brandon PhillipsATL2B
168Starling MartePITLF,CF
169Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF
170Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF,DH
171Roberto OsunaTORRP
172Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
173Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B,1B
174Aaron SanchezTORSP
175Zack GodleyARISP,RP
176Odubel HerreraPHICF
177Marwin GonzalezHOU1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
178Tony WatsonPITRP
179Brian McCannHOUC,DH
180Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
181Trevor StoryCOLSS
182Brett GardnerNYYLF
183Matt WietersWSHC
184Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF,1B
185Aaron NolaPHISP
186Zach BrittonBALRP
187Rich HillLADSP
188David RobertsonCWSRP
189Chris TaylorLAD2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
190Addison RussellCHCSS
191Stephen PiscottySTLCF,RF
192Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
193Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
194Kole CalhounLAARF
195Todd FrazierCWS1B,3B,DH
196A.J. RamosMIARP
197Jacob FariaTBSP
198Jose BerriosMINSP
199Yadier MolinaSTLC
200Melky CabreraCWSLF,DH


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