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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings

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I’m not in a good mood right now. Why you might ask. It is injuries. Injuries have completely taken over the last few weeks. They are coming in chunks now. Not talking your run of the mill player, we’re talking the big studs who are getting affected now.

The worst part is when these injuries are announced they are supposed to miss the minimum time. More often than not though the players winds up missing more than that. You are stuck sitting on these players until they return, because it could be “any day now”.

It sucks and I’ll be honest, it doesn’t make Fantasy sports very fun. I for one have had two teams drop out of first place in the league after being decimated by injuries in the last two weeks.

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Sigh… enough of the rant and my miseries (although I’m sure many of you are in the same boat), let’s get to the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings.

Injuries

  • Julio Teheran landed on the DL with a thumb injury. He is expected to return late this week.
  • Mike Soroka is also expected to return this week.
  • Mookie Betts should be headed to a rehab assignment early this week. He should only require a couple of games.
  • Carlos Gonzalez was rolling, but now dealing with a rib injury and is listed as day-to-day.
  • Dennis Santana is out indefinitely with a shoulder strain. He can be dropped in all leagues at this point.
  • Walker Buehler is dealing with bruised ribs and is iffy to make his next start.
  • Shohei Ohtani is out indefinitely with a Grade 2 UCL sprain. This could lead to Tommy John, but right now they are hoping rest is enough. Even so, this is going to be a lengthy absence.
  • Andrelton Simmons sprained his ankle but is expected back soon.
  • Jeurys Familia is out with a sore shoulder. No timetable on his return date, but the Mets are optimistic
  • Noah Syndergaard was supposed to return last week, but suffered a setback. Hope is he can return this week instead.
  • Masahiro Tanaka is dealing with hamstring tightness and it on the DL.
  • Chris Archer hit the DL with his abdomen strain.
  • Josh Donaldson is still not running and will not return until he does so.
  • Stephen Strasburg hit the DL with shoulder inflammation. No timetable on his return yet.

Performance

  • Eddie Rosario moved quite a bit up the rankings. No not due to his three home run game, but his overall performance this season.
  • Britton is expected to return this week so he gets an immediate boost in the rankings.
  • In other closer news. Ken Giles seems to have lost his grasp of the closer position in Houston. Hector Rondon has gotten the last two save chances.
  • There is talk that when Yoenis Cespedes returns that Michael Conforto could get sent down. This is thanks to Brandon Nimmo‘s fantastic play. Conforto has slipped, which Nimmo rises yet again.
  • Juan Soto is still playing very well. Forcing my hand in moving him way up the rankings.
  • Carlos Rodon is a name that will likely get picked up in a lot of leagues, thanks to the slew of pitching injuries. Just want to remind you his strikeouts will be nice, but don’t expect consistency from him in the ratios.
  • Big riser in the starting pitching department is Miles Mikolas. He quietly has put together a fantastic season. The strikeouts are a tad low, but nobody is complaining.

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, @F6P_Joe, where he is waiting by the keyboard for your question.

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4 Comments

  1. Bob

    May 21, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Curious that Brandon Belt get knocked down on your list after hitting 5 home runs the last week, I understand not moving him up but moving him down 13 spots makes me seriously question this list.

    • Joe

      May 21, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Bob,

      Thanks for your comment. I’m just curious where you saw the drop by 13 spots for Belt. I did adjust him slightly after you pointed him out, but don’t remember dropping him 13 spots before. If it is the right column, that is my ranking compared to the rest of the experts who are completing rest of season rankings through Fantasy Pros, not how far I moved them compared to my most recent update.

  2. TommyL

    June 7, 2018 at 11:22 am

    Blake Snell SP33? Below Godley? Hmmm

    • Joe

      June 7, 2018 at 11:41 am

      Snell at 33 is fine for me right now. However he will continue to climb at the rate he is going. However you are completely right about Godley. Somehow he never got moved down my rankings. That should change.

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