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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings

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You know when your work life makes you go into the office on a Saturday for 10 hours, it really makes you appreciate the weekends that you normally have off. Unfortunately, this did not leave me with a ton of time to update the rankings this weekend, once again. I do hope that this is the last week this happens to me as work should be slowing down and life can get back to somewhat normal. Well as normal as it can with two small kids.

Anyway, we are nearing the All-Star Break and things are going to get real interesting with trades going down. I have my thoughts on the players that will get traded, but until then I can’t move them just because I think they will get traded. Until then those players stay where they are.

Injuries

  • Steven Souza Jr. surprised everybody and returned last week suddenly
  • Jimmy Nelson drops significantly after news came out that he may not be ready till September at best now.
  • Ronald Acuna missed a couple days with a groin injury, looks like he will avoid the DL.
  • Lonnie Chisenhall landed on the DL with a calf injury. No timetable for his return.
  • Brian McCann is on the DL after having surgery on his knee. He will be out 4-6 weeks.
  • Manny Pina is on the DL with a bicep strain.
  • Gleyber Torres, was going to get a boost in the rankings but a trip to the DL prevented this.
  • Gary Sanchez is nearing a return so he takes his place back atop the catcher rankings.
  • Mike Zunino hit the DL and is unlikely to return to mid-late July.

Performance

  • A couple of pitchers get massive bumps up the rankings. Nathan Eovaldi has proved he is worth owning in all leagues. Mike Clevinger was vastly under-ranked.
  • Also, Shane Bieber got a much-deserved increase, and may very well keep going.
  • Sergio Romo has been bumped up the reliever rankings now that it appears he has locked down the closer role for the Rays.
  • Jorge Polanco rises up the SS rankings as he returned after his suspension.
  • Alex Bregman is rising up the ranks once again as his phenomenal play continues.
  • Michael Fulmer drops after yet another disappointing couple of weeks.
  • Eugenio Suarez has been reevaluated by me and moved into the top-10 of third base rankings.

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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7 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.

  3. Justin

    July 15, 2018 at 7:04 am

    Just wondering why Jake Bauers is no where on your 1st and 3rd base rankings? Bring a rookie, I can see being hesitant after a month or 2, but we are half way through the season and he is only getting better.

    • Justin

      July 15, 2018 at 7:11 am

      Apologies… 1st and OF.

    • Joe

      July 15, 2018 at 7:44 am

      To be fair he was called up just over a month ago. Also through June he had two HR and be 7 RBI. He is definitely heating up and deserves to be in the rankings. Check back tomorrow in the next update.

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