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The end of the baseball week has come, and that means it is time to publish another edition of our 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings.

In today’s intro, I wanted to talk about an MLB rule change that has had a surprisingly enormous effect on Fantasy Baseball this year.  I want to provide a few quotes from Ben Lindbergh’s wonderful article on this topic. In the article, he talks about the intention of the 10-day DL rule change, and the actual effect.

Lindbergh says: “The 10-day DL was designed to protect players and provide teams with greater flexibility when it came to fielding full rosters.” While this is true, as the change has been beneficial to MLB team, it has sucked for Fantasy owners, as many players are being placed on the 10-day DL for injuries that they maybe could have played through. Also from the Lindbergh article: ”

According to data provided by athletic trainer Corey Dawkins, who keeps a comprehensive injury database at Baseball Injury Consultants, players who’ve been activated from the 10-day DL thus far have spent an average of 14.6 days out of action.” This means that the change, while helpful to MLB teams, wasn’t really necessary.

The real thing, though, is that this issue is just us Fantasy owners complaining. If a rule change benefits the MLB but hurts Fantasy owners, we can’t expect that the MLB will side with us. It still is frustrating though. Now, after that little rant, let’s go over the stock changes in Fantasy Baseball this week.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Dylan Bundy, SP, Baltimore Orioles


Bundy, the talented former top-prospect who has long struggled with injuries, is finally putting it all together this season. With the struggles of fellow Oriole Kevin Gausman, Bundy has pretty much cemented himself as the ace of the Baltimore Orioles.

The 24-year-old righty is 5-3 so far on the season with a 2.92 ERA and 46 strikeouts through 10 starts. While his 3.92 FIP suggests that he may be overachieving, his pure talent suggests that he could be able to keep it up. Even if he regresses a little, he is a solid starting pitching option for your team.


Stock Down

Kendrys Morales, DH, Toronto Blue Jays

Kendrys Morales had big shoes to fill coming into this season, as he replaced Edwin Encarnacion as the Blue Jays’ DH. This was a move that I really liked for the Jays. While Morales is not on the same level as Encarnacion, he had proven to be a really good middle-of-the-order run producer during his time with the Royals.

However, things haven’t gone all to plan this season. So far, he is batting .251 with nine home runs, 21 runs scored and 26 RBI. These aren’t terrible numbers, but it has taken him a recent hot stretch to even top .250, as he was all the way down at .236 just under two weeks ago. While I believe that he should bounce back at be a solid option, the fact that a hot streak only brings him back to mediocrity lowers his stock.

Joe Panik, 2B, San Francisco Giants


I love Joe Panik. As a contact-oriented defensive star, he is basically my idea of a prototypical second baseman. After two amazing years to start his career, he struggled greatly last season. However, most of that could be attributed to injuries. He looked back to normal after starting this year on a hot streak, and I thought that he was back to being a great second base option. Since then, though, he has gone cold and is back down to his struggling ways of 2016.

Right now, Joe Panik’s batting average sits at .243 on the season. He obviously doesn’t help out in the home run or RBI categories, and he has only scored 18 runs this year. He also is not a factor on the base paths either. Essentially, Joe Panik’s calling card is supposed to be his batting average, and with a good average will come a decent amount of runs. However, if he continues to sit around .240, then he will have little to no Fantasy value as someone who doesn’t contribute in any of the five categories.

Danny Salazar, SP, Cleveland Indians

Danny Salazar has some of the best stuff in baseball. I thought that if he was ever able to stay healthy and put it all together then he could rise up and be one of the league’s top pitchers. Well, so far this season, he has stayed healthy. That’s the good part. However, the other part hasn’t come around yet as he was recently demoted to the bullpen.

On the season, Salazar is 3-5 with a 5.50 ERA. He does have 73 strikeouts, so he has been effective in that category, but he hasn’t pitched all that well as a whole. Although the move to the bullpen should be temporary as he tries to find himself, it obviously results in his stock dropping for the time being.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

1Mike TroutLAACF
2Bryce HarperWSHRF
3Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
4Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
5Jose AltuveHOU2B
6Kris BryantCHC1B,3B,LF,RF
7Mookie BettsBOSRF
8Clayton KershawLADSP
9Manny MachadoBAL3B,SS
10Josh DonaldsonTOR3B
11Max ScherzerWSHSP
12Anthony RizzoCHC1B
13Miguel CabreraDET1B
14Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
15Chris SaleBOSSP
16Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
17Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
18Joey VottoCIN1B
19A.J. PollockARICF
20Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
21Corey SeagerLADSS
22Wil MyersSD1B,RF
23Francisco LindorCLESS
24Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
25Ryan BraunMILLF
26Robinson CanoSEA2B
27Yu DarvishTEXSP
28Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
29Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
30George SpringerHOUCF,RF
31Carlos CorreaHOUSS
32Christian YelichMIALF,CF
33Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
34Jon LesterCHCSP
35Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
36Brian DozierMIN2B
37Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
38Giancarlo StantonMIARF
39Jacob DeGromNYMSP
40Carlos CarrascoCLESP
41Carlos MartinezSTLSP
42Kyle HendricksCHCSP
43Xander BogaertsBOSSS
44Zack GreinkeARISP
45Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
46Kenley JansenLADRP
47Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
48Dee GordonMIA2B
49Buster PoseySFC,1B
50Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
51Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
52Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
53Ian DesmondCOL1B,LF,CF
54Chris OwingsARISS,CF,RF
55Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
56Billy HamiltonCINCF
57Michael BrantleyCLELF
58Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
59Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
60Corey KluberCLESP
61Craig KimbrelBOSRP
62Kyle SeagerSEA3B
63J.T. RealmutoMIAC
64Johnny CuetoSFSP
65Justin VerlanderDETSP
66Chris ArcherTBSP
67David PriceBOSSP
68Gerrit ColePITSP
69Gary SanchezNYYC
70Jake ArrietaCHCSP
71Wade DavisCHCRP
72Marcell OzunaMIALF,CF,RF
73Aaron JudgeNYYRF
74DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
75Justin UptonDETLF,CF
76Jay BruceNYM1B,RF
77Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
78Jose AbreuCWS1B
79Anthony RendonWSH3B
80Greg HollandCOLRP
81Cole HamelsTEXSP
82Adrian BeltreTEX3B
83Michael FulmerDETSP
84Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
85J.D. MartinezDETRF
86Mark MelanconSFRP
87Chris DavisBAL1B
88Ian KinslerDET2B
89James PaxtonSEASP
90Lance McCullersHOUSP
91Marcus StromanTORSP
92Seung-Hwan OhSTLRP
93Jonathan LucroyTEXC,1B
94Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF
95Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
96Kenneth GilesHOURP
97Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
98Salvador PerezKCC
99Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
100Adam JonesBALCF
101Matt KempATLLF,RF
102Freddie FreemanATL1B
103Rougned OdorTEX2B
104Eric HosmerKC1B
105Travis ShawMIL1B,3B
106Justin TurnerLAD3B
107Julio TeheranATLSP
108Jose QuintanaCWSSP
109Cody AllenCLERP
110Jake LambARI3B
111Dylan BundyBALSP,RP
112Mark ReynoldsCOL1B
113Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
114Carlos SantanaCLE1B,RF,DH
115Yasmani GrandalLADC
116Elvis AndrusTEXSS
117Eduardo NunezSF3B,SS,LF
118Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
119Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF
120Alexander ColomeTBRP
121Yasiel PuigLADRF
122Brad BrachBALRP
123Rick PorcelloBOSSP
124Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
125Aaron SanchezTORSP
126Ervin SantanaMINSP
127Michael PinedaNYYSP
128Kelvin HerreraKCRP
129Jason VargasKCSP
130Robbie RayARISP
131Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF
132Andrew MillerCLERP
133Roberto OsunaTORRP
134Tanner RoarkWSHSP
135Madison BumgarnerSFSP
136Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
137Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
138Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
139Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
140Luis SeverinoNYYSP,RP
141Cesar HernandezPHI2B
142Felix HernandezSEASP
143Evan LongoriaTB3B
144Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
145Ender InciarteATLLF,CF
146Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
147David PeraltaARIRF
148Jake OdorizziTBSP
149Yasmany TomasARILF,RF
150Matt HarveyNYMSP
151Michael ConfortoNYMLF,CF,RF
152Brandon CrawfordSFSS
153Aledmys DiazSTLSS
154Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF
155Mike MoustakasKC3B
156Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
157Trevor StoryCOLSS
158Odubel HerreraPHICF
159Starlin CastroNYY2B
160Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B
161Addison RussellCHCSS
162Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF
163Matt WietersWSHC
164Stephen PiscottySTLCF,RF
165Aaron NolaPHISP
166Joey GalloTEX3B
167Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
168Adrian GonzalezLAD1B
169Todd FrazierCWS1B,3B
170Jarrod DysonSEALF,CF,RF
171Brandon PhillipsATL2B
172John LackeyCHCSP
173Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF
174Scott ScheblerCINLF,CF,RF
175Kenta MaedaLADSP
176Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
177Tony WatsonPITRP
178Kevin PillarTORCF
179Starling MartePITLF,CF
180Zach BrittonBALRP
181Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
182Joe PanikSF2B
183Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
184Manuel MargotSDCF
185Kole CalhounLAARF
186Brian McCannHOUC,DH
187Maikel FrancoPHI3B
188Kyle SchwarberCHCC,LF
189Joc PedersonLADCF
190Danny SalazarCLESP
191Rich HillLADSP
192Jeff SamardzijaSFSP
193David RobertsonCWSRP
194Mitch HanigerSEALF,CF,RF
195Jason KipnisCLE2B
196Jason HeywardCHCCF,RF
197Dexter FowlerSTLCF
198Jameson TaillonPITSP
199A.J. RamosMIARP
200Taijuan WalkerARISP


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Josh is a current student at Las Lomas High School in California. This is his second year writing for the So-Called Fantasy Experts. He has been an avid fantasy player for a long time and loves writing. If you have any fantasy related questions, be sure to ask him on Twitter @SCFE_Josh.
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