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2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings: The Fall of the Giants

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Welcome to another edition of the 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings. If you are a consistent reader of these articles, then you would know that I like to start off by giving my random thoughts on things that are going on around baseball. Well, today, I am going to open up by discussing the abrupt demise of the San Francisco Giants’ dynasty.

At this point, it is much more than the odd year curse. In past year’s, the Giants have been bad in odd years, but the fact that the even year dominance ended with an NLDS loss to the Cubs last season should now eliminate the “even/odd year effect” for the Giants. Also, the Giants have reached a whole new level of bad.

Not only will they not be making the playoffs this season, but they are actually one of the worst teams in baseball. In fact, they recently became the first team in baseball to hit 50 losses on the 2017 season. It also stings even more for Giants fans considering that their bitter rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, recently became the first team to hit 50 wins.

Everyone knew that with the Giants aging core and a weak farm system behind them that the dynasty would end eventually. People just didn’t expect it to be this season. Buster Posey has been amazing, Madison Bumgarner has been hurt, and literally everyone else has regressed in a huge way. The pitching has been awful, the hitting has been terrible, and major injuries have been a normal occurrence. Even if this season for the Giants could have many parts that could end up being flukes, and even if you add the fact that they remain in great hands with wonderful management, we could seriously see the Giants go into full rebuild mode in the near future.

Now, after that little discussion, let’s take a look at the stock changes in this week’s 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Edwin Diaz, RP, Seattle Mariners

This one doesn’t require much explanation. Edwin Diaz is one of the game’s most talented closers, but his stock obviously went down when he was removed from the closer role. Now, his stock is obviously back up because he has been put back into that role and shown that he can once again handle it. He should be one of the elite relievers from a Fantasy standpoint from here on out.

Matt Adams, 1B, Atlanta Braves

In wake of Freddie Freeman’s injury, the Braves made a move to acquire Matt Adams to be their interim first baseman. Man, is that looking like a great move.

Through 33 games with the Braves, Adams is batting .298 with 12 home runs and 31 RBI. He has picked up right where Freeman left off and owners everywhere are reaping the benefits. The Braves may still find Adams a starting role even when Freeman comes back due to the fact that he is simply playing so well. He could also end up being traded, as the rebuilding Braves could flip the veteran for a larger return than what they paid for to another team who needs a first baseman. Either way, as long as he is both playing and hitting, he should be a fixture in Fantasy lineups.


Stock Down

Kyle Schwarber, OF, Iowa Cubs

Hehe. I had to do it. I had to make the article image as Schwarber in the minors as well as refer to him as on his Triple-A team, because, well, he is in the minors now. Yes, it is sort of a joke, but I guess it is technically correct, right? But also, seriously: what the hell happened to Kyle Schwarber?

At one point during Schwarber’s 2015 rookie 2015, he looked like the MLB’s next star. Through his first 36 major league games, Schwarber was slashing .311/.407/.613 with 10 home runs and 29 RBI. His stats gradually fell over the course of the rest of the season, but his numbers were still very good for a rookie and pointed towards a long, successful career. Well, he has hit his first major road bump, as his .171 batting average through 64 games on the season wasn’t cutting it and he will now have to spend time in the minor leagues. He should be dropped in all season-long leagues until further notice.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

1Bryce HarperWSHRF
2Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
3Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
4Jose AltuveHOU2B
5Mookie BettsBOSRF
6Kris BryantCHC1B,3B,LF,RF
7Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
8Clayton KershawLADSP
9Josh DonaldsonTOR3B
10Max ScherzerWSHSP
11Chris SaleBOSSP
12Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
13Anthony RizzoCHC1B,2B
14Miguel CabreraDET1B
15Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
16Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
17Joey VottoCIN1B
18Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
19Corey SeagerLADSS
20Aaron JudgeNYYRF
21Francisco LindorCLESS
22Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
23Robinson CanoSEA2B
24Yu DarvishTEXSP
25Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
26Ryan BraunMILLF
27George SpringerHOUCF,RF
28Carlos CorreaHOUSS
29Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
30Xander BogaertsBOSSS
31Jon LesterCHCSP
32Wil MyersSD1B,RF
33Brian DozierMIN2B
34Giancarlo StantonMIARF
35Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
36Jacob deGromNYMSP
37Carlos CarrascoCLESP
38Carlos MartinezSTLSP
39Zack GreinkeARISP
40Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
41Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
42Kyle HendricksCHCSP
43Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
44Kenley JansenLADRP
45Dee GordonMIA2B
46Buster PoseySFC,1B
47A.J. PollockARICF
48Christian YelichMIALF,CF
49Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF
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
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
180Trevor StoryCOLSS
181Brett GardnerNYYLF
182Matt WietersWSHC
183Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF,1B
184Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
185Aaron NolaPHISP
186Zach BrittonBALRP
187Rich HillLADSP
188David RobertsonCWSRP
189Chris TaylorLAD2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
190Addison RussellCHCSS
191Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
192Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
193Stephen PiscottySTLCF,RF
194Todd FrazierCWS1B,3B,DH
195A.J. RamosMIARP
196Jacob FariaTBSP
197Jose BerriosMINSP
198Yadier MolinaSTLC
199Joc PedersonLADCF
200Matt HarveyNYMSP



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