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2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings


Welcome back to the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Rest of Season Rankings.

With the NFL getting a lot of the attention, it is easy to forget about your Fantasy Baseball squads. I get it, I do it too sometimes. But that is why we are here to keep you on track and not lose sight of what is really important, the Championship. Whether your playoffs are nearing, for those in head-to-head leagues, or if you need to make that leap up your roto standings, we got you covered.

Things are going to get real interesting here soon. Teams that are out of it will start resting their veterans that they are already expecting to move on from and figuring out what they have for the future. This means you can get production from very unexpected sources. It is almost impossible to know where those sources will be at this point, but its a reminder to keep a sharp eye on things.


  • Edwin Encarnacion is on the DL with a hand injury. No word on how long he will be out yet.
  • Leonys Martin is out due to an illness.
  • Nolan Arenado is dealing with pain in his shoulder. Right now he expects to play Tuesday of this week, but keep an eye on it.
  • Danny Duffy is dealing with shoulder tendinitis. Not on the DL, but easily could land him there.
  • Kenley Jansen is on the DL with an irregular heartbeat. The team is hoping a September return at this point. This is a scary situation and we all hope he is OK.
  • Mike Trout was put on the DL this past week with his jammed wrist. There is hope that he returns this week.
  • Tyler Skaggs is back on the DL with an abductor strain.
  • Kyle Barraclough after struggling the last few weeks hit the DL with a back injury.
  • Logan Morrison is done for the year after needed hip surgery.
  • Joakim Soria is on the DL with a quad injury, no timetable for his return.
  • Yangervis Solarte landed on the DL with an oblique injury.
  • Ryan Madson hit the DL quickly after Sunday nights blowup with back pain.


  • Closer carousel continues in Washington. Your guess is as good as ours who will see the save chances with all the injuries they have now, but Koda Glover and Justin Miller enter the RP rankings.
  • With Jansen sidelined, Scott Alexander should get most of the opportunities in LA.
  • After the Twins sent Fernando Rodney packing, Trevor Hildenberger got the first save chance, bumping him up the rankings.
  • A.J. Minter got a nice bump as he has performed fantastically in place of Vizcaino, so much so that he might not give the job up.
  • Last bit of closer news. Corey Knebel lost his job in Milwaukee so he slides a lot. Josh Hader is who I think benefits the most but Jared Jeffress will see some run too.
  • Hyun-Jin Ryu is expected to return to the rotation this week.
  • Marwin Gonzalez, not yet back in the circle of trust, is hitting better of late and got a slight bump up the rankings.
  • Joey Votto just can’t seem to get things right this season and sees his rank slip again. It probably should be more but its hard to drop Votto too far.
  • Matt Carpenter just continues to rake. He is up to 32 home runs! Incredible considering mid-May we were talking about dropping him.
  • Justin Bour with the trade to Philly loses a ton of value. He is now a bat off the bench unless there is an injury to Carlos Santana.

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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Not just another "Average Joe" when it comes to Fantasy Sports, he is the fantasy brain trust behind the up-and-coming website. He has been spreading his love and addiction of fantasy sports there and many other sites including,, and 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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  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


      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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