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2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings: Hot and Cold

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings
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Welcome back to the 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings.

As we near closer and closer to the end of the MLB regular season, the phrase “regression to the mean” should all but disappear from our vocabulary.

If a player is playing a lot better this season than he has in the past, it is too late to expect anything other than his performance this season to continue.

However, this is quite obvious and should have probably been a realization for you weeks ago. The new thing that you need to realize, as referenced by the title, are hot and cold streaks.

At this point in the season, you can’t even expect a player to regress towards the mean of their year-long performance. If a player right now is either hot or cold, with such little time left in the season, the best way to value them is at the level that they are currently playing at.

In our rankings, both now and in the final coming weeks, we want to reflect that. The rankings in the next few weeks will be the most subject to change as ever before. Hot players and cold players will rapidly slide up and down the rankings. While the volatility of these rankings will increase with each week, this week’s edition of the rankings has its fair share of changes. Let’s discuss some of them in the Stock Changes section of the article.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Willson Contreras, C/OF, Chicago Cubs

After a very slow start to the year, Contreras has bounced back to become the player that we all expected him to be. Right now, he is sitting with a .274 average with 21 home runs and 70 RBI, which is amazing production from the catcher position. He is one of the top catchers in all of Fantasy right now, and there is even a case to be made for Contreras to be at #1.

Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins

Stanton has finally been able to stay healthy. So I guess a .296 average with 50 home runs and 108 RBI is what you get when that happens. That’s pretty cool, I guess.

Stanton is the current front-runner for the NL MVP and with good reason. He is playing out of his mind and is officially among the top 10 players in all of Fantasy Baseball right now.

 

Stock Down

Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees

I am sure that everyone knows the deal with Judge. I knew this was going to happen as well. He has cooled down from his crazy start to the year as his BABIP has finally somewhat normal since the All Star Break (although it is still ridiculously high on the season). Also, the strikeouts, but if you are a Judge owner, you probably don’t want to hear about them yet again. He still is a stud, and will win you run production categories, but isn’t the supernatural being that he was near the start of the year.

Jason Vargas, SP, Kansas City Royals

After absolutely mowing down the league in the first half of the season, Vargas has looked like normal Jason Vargas so far in the second half. His ERA has risen by almost an entire 1.5 points since the All-Star Break, as it is now sitting at 3.72 on the season. The man who started off the year as a rock in your rotation will finish as a solid depth piece.

 

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

RankNameTeamPositions
1Mike TroutLAACF,DH
2Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
3Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
4Jose AltuveHOU2B
5Mookie BettsBOSRF
6Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
7Joey VottoCIN1B
8Giancarlo StantonMIARF
9Max ScherzerWSHSP
10Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
11Corey SeagerLADSS
12Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
13Josh DonaldsonTOR3B,DH
14George SpringerHOUCF,RF
15Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
16Kris BryantCHC1B,3B,LF,RF
17Chris SaleBOSSP
18Corey KluberCLESP
19Clayton KershawLADSP
20Zack GreinkeARISP
21Buster PoseySFC,1B,DH
22Anthony RizzoCHC1B,2B
23Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
24Dee GordonMIA2B
25Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
26Robinson CanoSEA2B
27Ryan BraunMILLF
28Bryce HarperWSHRF
29Jacob deGromNYMSP
30Miguel SanoMIN1B,3B,RF,DH
31Miguel CabreraDET1B,DH
32Xander BogaertsBOSSS
33Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF,RF
34Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
35Yu DarvishLADSP
36Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
37Brian DozierMIN2B
38Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
39Freddie FreemanATL1B,3B
40Kenley JansenLADRP
41Carlos CarrascoCLESP
42Carlos MartinezSTLSP
43Michael FulmerDETSP
44Elvis AndrusTEXSS
45Marcell OzunaMIALF,CF,RF
46Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
47Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
48Billy HamiltonCINCF
49Jake LambARI3B
50Gerrit ColePITSP
51Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
52Aaron JudgeNYYRF,DH
53Christian YelichMIALF,CF
54Chris ArcherTBSP
55Alex WoodLADSP,RP
56Robbie RayARISP
57Francisco LindorCLESS
58Salvador PerezKCC,DH
59Jon LesterCHCSP
60Jay BruceCLE1B,RF
61Madison BumgarnerSFSP
62Craig KimbrelBOSRP
63Lance McCullersHOUSP
64Marcus StromanTORSP
65Wil MyersSD1B,RF
66A.J. PollockARICF
67Jose AbreuCWS1B,DH
68James PaxtonSEASP
69Greg HollandCOLRP
70Jake ArrietaCHCSP
71Justin TurnerLAD3B
72Ervin SantanaMINSP
73Jose QuintanaCHCSP
74Travis ShawMIL1B,3B
75Justin SmoakTOR1B
76Zach BrittonBALRP
77Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
78Eduardo NunezBOS2B,3B,SS,LF
79Justin VerlanderDETSP
80Chris TaylorLAD2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
81Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
82Jason VargasKCSP
83Zack CozartCINSS
84Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
85Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
86Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
87Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
88Justin UptonDETLF,CF
89J.D. MartinezARIRF
90J.T. RealmutoMIAC
91Mark ReynoldsCOL1B
92Yasmani GrandalLADC
93Luis SeverinoNYYSP,RP
94Gio GonzalezWSHSP
95Ivan NovaPITSP,RP
96Zack GodleyARISP,RP
97Whit MerrifieldKC2B,LF,RF
98Cole HamelsTEXSP
99Jose BerriosMINSP
100Drew PomeranzBOSSP
101David PriceBOSSP
102Rafael DeversBOS3B
103Eric HosmerKC1B
104Yonder AlonsoSEA1B
105Jose BautistaTORRF,3B,DH
106Kyle SeagerSEA3B
107Wade DavisCHCRP
108Anthony RendonWSH3B
109Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
110Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
111DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
112Adrian BeltreTEX3B,DH
113Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
114Gary SanchezNYYC,DH
115Michael BrantleyCLELF
116Matt KempATLLF,RF,DH
117Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
118Domingo SantanaMILRF
119Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF,CF
120Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
121Alexander ColomeTBRP
122Kenneth GilesHOURP
123Cody AllenCLERP
124Ender InciarteATLLF,CF
125Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF,1B
126Raisel IglesiasCINSP,RP
127Edwin DiazSEARP
128Mark MelanconSFRP
129Cesar HernandezPHI2B
130Michael ConfortoNYMLF,CF,RF
131Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
132Adam JonesBALCF
133Ian DesmondCOL1B,LF,CF
134Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
135Lance LynnSTLSP
136Jimmy NelsonMILSP
137Trey ManciniBAL1B,LF,DH
138Sonny GrayNYYSP
139Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
140Evan LongoriaTB3B,DH
141Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
142Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
143Yasiel PuigLADRF
144Starling MartePITLF,CF
145Carlos CorreaHOUSS
146Paul DeJongSTL2B,3B,SS
147Avisail GarciaCWSLF,RF,DH
148Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
149Mike MoustakasKC3B,DH
150Kelvin HerreraKCRP
151Kenta MaedaLADSP
152Didi GregoriusNYYSS
153Rick PorcelloBOSSP
154Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
155Julio TeheranATLSP
156Kyle HendricksCHCSP
157Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
158Dylan BundyBALSP,RP
159Carlos SantanaCLE1B,RF,DH
160Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
161Starlin CastroNYY2B
162Kevin PillarTORCF
163Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF,DH
164David PeraltaARILF,RF
165Kole CalhounLAARF
166Rougned OdorTEX2B
167Jonathan LucroyCOLC,1B,DH
168Brandon PhillipsATL2B,3B
169Matt AdamsATL1B,LF
170Ian KinslerDET2B
171Melky CabreraKCLF,RF,DH
172Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF,DH
173Andrew MillerCLERP
174Joey GalloTEX1B,3B,LF
175Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B,SS,1B
176Odubel HerreraPHICF
177Marwin GonzalezHOU1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
178Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF,1B
179Roberto OsunaTORRP
180Chris DavisBAL1B
181Brian McCannHOUC,DH
182Corey KnebelMILRP
183Sean ManaeaOAKSP
184A.J. RamosNYMRP
185Brett GardnerNYYLF,CF,DH
186Matt WietersWSHC
187Johnny CuetoSFSP
188Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
189Logan MorrisonTB1B,DH
190Cameron MaybinLAALF,CF,RF
191Addison RussellCHCSS
192Yadier MolinaSTLC
193Alex BregmanHOU3B,SS
194Todd FrazierNYY1B,3B,DH
195Brandon CrawfordSFSS
196Tanner RoarkWSHSP
197J.A. HappTORSP
198Felipe RiveroPITRP
199Felix HernandezSEASP
200Kyle SchwarberCHCC,LF,DH

 

 

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