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2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings: Huge Trades

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

August 31st is the waiver trade deadline in the MLB. Far less trades happen around this time than in the non-waiver trade deadline, but it still is interesting to see who gets dealt. Normally, it is no one very significant.

However, this year was way different. Three stars were moved on this day, making it one of the biggest waiver trade deadline days in MLB history.

Of course, these trades all have Fantasy effects. So, in this article, instead of our usual “Stock Up, Stock Down” section, we will be replacing that by talking about all three of the trades and their Fantasy effects.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Fantasy Baseball Trade Reactions

Justin Verlander to the Astros

This was the biggest of all the trades. Former AL MVP and long-time Detroit Tiger Justin Verlander was dealt to the Houston Astros. This trade is not only great for the Astros playoff run but for Verlander owners. He is having a non-Verlander like year so far, so maybe a trade to a contender can help shake things up. It certainly should mean more wins, and can’t possibly hurt Verlander’s stock.

Justin Upton to the Angels

Although Verlander was the biggest move, I think this one was the best. The Angels have Mike Trout, the best player in all of baseball, on their team. However, they needed to surround him with more stars if they want to avoid wasting his prime. While the Angels really need pitching, Justin Upton alongside Kole Calhoun and of course Mike Trout makes for one of the best outfields in baseball. The Angels are now a real contender.

For Fantasy purposes, it is similar to the Verlander situation, only different in the fact that Upton is having a great season. The Tigers have a decent lineup of their own, but a move to a contender, and a lineup that contains Mike Trout, can only help Upton’s stock.

Brandon Phillips to the Angels

Out of the three trades, this one has the most Fantasy impact. The Braves are rebuilding, so they want to use September to take a look at their young talent. That would not bode well for Phillips’ Fantasy stock. Now he gets traded to a contender and gets to be in a lineup with Mike Trout, Kole Calhoun, Justin Upton, Albert Pujols and more, which is quite an upgrade from just having Freddy Freeman. He should be an elite second baseman down the stretch.

 

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
11Josh DonaldsonTOR3B,DH
12Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
13Corey SeagerLADSS
14George SpringerHOUCF,RF
15Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
16Kris BryantCHC1B,3B,LF,RF
17Chris SaleBOSSP
18Corey KluberCLESP
19Clayton KershawLADSP
20Anthony RizzoCHC1B,2B
21Zack GreinkeARISP
22Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
23Dee GordonMIA2B
24Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF,RF
25Buster PoseySFC,1B,DH
26Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
27Robinson CanoSEA2B
28Ryan BraunMILLF
29Bryce HarperWSHRF
30Jacob deGromNYMSP
31Miguel SanoMIN1B,3B,RF,DH
32Miguel CabreraDET1B,DH
33Xander BogaertsBOSSS
34Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
35Yu DarvishLADSP
36Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
37Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
38Jake LambARI3B
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
49Brian DozierMIN2B
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
67Justin UptonLAALF,CF
68Jose AbreuCWS1B,DH
69James PaxtonSEASP
70Greg HollandCOLRP
71Justin VerlanderDETSP
72Jake ArrietaCHCSP
73Justin TurnerLAD3B
74Ervin SantanaMINSP
75Jose QuintanaCHCSP
76Travis ShawMIL1B,3B
77Justin SmoakTOR1B
78Zach BrittonBALRP
79Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
80Eduardo NunezBOS2B,3B,SS,LF
81Chris TaylorLAD2B,3B,SS,LF,CF
82Jason VargasKCSP
83Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF,1B
84Zack CozartCINSS
85Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
86Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
87Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
88Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
89J.D. MartinezARIRF
90J.T. RealmutoMIAC,1B
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
110DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
111Adrian BeltreTEX3B,DH
112Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
113Gary SanchezNYYC,DH
114Michael BrantleyCLELF
115Matt KempATLLF,RF,DH
116Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
117Domingo SantanaMILRF
118Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF,CF
119Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
120Alexander ColomeTBRP
121Kenneth GilesHOURP
122Cody AllenCLERP
123Ender InciarteATLLF,CF
124Raisel IglesiasCINSP,RP
125Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
126Edwin DiazSEARP
127Mark MelanconSFRP
128Cesar HernandezPHI2B
129Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
130Adam JonesBALCF
131Ian DesmondCOL1B,LF,CF
132Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
133Lance LynnSTLSP
134Jimmy NelsonMILSP
135Trey ManciniBAL1B,LF,DH
136Sonny GrayNYYSP
137Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
138Evan LongoriaTB3B,DH
139Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
140Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
141Yasiel PuigLADRF
142Starling MartePITLF,CF
143Carlos CorreaHOUSS
144Paul DeJongSTL2B,3B,SS
145Avisail GarciaCWSLF,RF,DH
146Brandon PhillipsATL2B,3B
147Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
148Mike MoustakasKC3B,DH
149Kelvin HerreraKCRP
150Kenta MaedaLADSP
151Didi GregoriusNYYSS
152Rick PorcelloBOSSP
153Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
154Julio TeheranATLSP
155Kyle HendricksCHCSP
156Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
157Dylan BundyBALSP,RP
158Carlos SantanaCLE1B,RF,DH
159Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
160Starlin CastroNYY2B
161Kevin PillarTORCF
162Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF,DH
163David PeraltaARILF,RF
164Kole CalhounLAARF
165Rougned OdorTEX2B
166Jonathan LucroyCOLC,1B,DH
167Matt AdamsATL1B,LF
168Ian KinslerDET2B
169Melky CabreraKCLF,RF,DH
170Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF,DH
171Andrew MillerCLERP
172Joey GalloTEX1B,3B,LF
173Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B,SS,1B
174Odubel HerreraPHICF
175Marwin GonzalezHOU1B,2B,3B,SS,LF
176Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF,1B
177Roberto OsunaTORRP
178Chris DavisBAL1B
179Brian McCannHOUC,DH
180Corey KnebelMILRP
181Sean ManaeaOAKSP
182A.J. RamosNYMRP
183Brett GardnerNYYLF,CF,DH
184Matt WietersWSHC
185Johnny CuetoSFSP
186Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
187Logan MorrisonTB1B,DH
188Cameron MaybinLAALF,CF,RF
189Addison RussellCHCSS
190Yadier MolinaSTLC
191Rich HillLADSP
192Alex BregmanHOU3B,SS
193Todd FrazierNYY1B,3B,DH
194Brandon CrawfordSFSS
195Tanner RoarkWSHSP
196J.A. HappTORSP
197Felipe RiveroPITRP
198Jason KipnisCLE2B
199Felix HernandezSEASP
200Kyle SchwarberCHCC,LF,DH

 

 

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