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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings

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Week 4 has come and gone. We’re seeing injuries linger longer than expected and players really starting to separate themselves from the pack, both good and bad. This is reflected in the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings.

This past week I was reminded just how cruel this game can be. Going into Friday I was up 8-1-1 in our staff/fan league. I saw my lead dwindle away all weekend long, and I lost by almost this same margin. I was disgusted and did not look at the rest of the league until late Sunday night. After a closer look, I saw that I would have beaten everybody but one or two teams(including the one I lost to) in all the pitching cats, home runs and RBI.

I guess I can walk away knowing that I should have a good team, just played the wrong team this past week. It still doesn’t feel good though and I’m sure a lot of you can relate.

Anyway… on to the rankings.

Injuries

  • Just when we thought Jake Lamb was about to return, he has a set back with tendinitis in his right elbow and is shut down for a few days. An early May return is more likely now.
  • Xander Bogaerts is nearing his return and moves right back up the rankings.
  • Carlos Gonzalez is heading with a hamstring injury and is on the DL. Right now there is no timetable for his return.
  • Byron Buxton is apparently feeling much better after dealing with migraines and could return this week.
  • Tommy Pham has not been put on the DL, but has missed plenty of action with a groin injury.
  • Anthony Rendon is on the DL after fouling a ball off his foot. The DL move is retroactive to April 19 and he is currently expected to return by the end of this week.
  • Delino DeShields returned from his DL stint 1-2 weeks earlier than expected.

Performance

  • Patrick Corbin has made the largest jump of any player. He is absolutely killing it, leading the league in strikeouts with a 1.89 ERA and 0.66 WHIP.
  • Mitch Haniger has continued to play well with seven bombs already on the year and while sporting a .314 average. I expect him to come back down to earth a little, but this looks promising.
  • Kyle Seager is not bouncing back like I thought he would. There is obviously a lot of season left, but something needs to happen quickly for me to think he can become the steady third baseman we all got used to.
  • Chris Davis looks lost at the plate. He wasn’t very valuable before and now it is worse.
  • C.J. Cron is on a bit of a power binge lately. I have moved him up slightly, but don’t get too excited he will do nothing for stretches of time too.
  • Mike Moustakas is proving that last year was no fluke. Perhaps he will actually get paid next offseason.
  • Suprise pitching performances so far this year we are seeing Andrew Cashner, Tyson Ross move up the ranks, while Lucas Giolito, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb fall.

As the season progresses I will cover the players that move in the rankings due to injury and those due to performance. So be sure to come back every Monday on its regular update date.

2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings


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About Joe Bond

Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the up-and-coming FantasySixPack.net website. He has been spreading his love and addiction of fantasy sports there and many other sites including SoCalledFantasyExperts.com, FantasyPros.com, and FanDuel.com. Joe has finished as the No. 5 Fantasy Football Draft Ranker on Fantasy Pros in 2014, while being the No. 1 QB ranker for in-season during 2016. He has also finished in the top-15 twice for Fantasy Baseball Draft Rankings. You can find him on Twitter, @fantasysixpack, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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