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After another great week of baseball, we are back with our 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings.

Similar to last week’s article, I want to open up by talking about a hot topic in baseball that also has relevance to Fantasy.

For this week, the topic that I wanted to talk about isn’t something that is all over the news, but it is something that everyone is thinking: the Dodgers are pretty dang scary.

Not only do they have the best pitcher in baseball in Clayton Kershaw, but arguably the best closer in baseball in Kenley Jansen. They also have one of the games premier young offensive stars in Corey Seager, a supporting cast that is good enough to make them one of the best teams in baseball and owners who will spend a whole hell of a lot of cash. But now they have called up two more young stars that are already making a huge impact.

Cody Bellinger and Julio Urias are the new stars of the Dodgers, and they are already paying huge dividends. They should both blossom into stars, and when you add that to the Dodgers already great (and quite young) roster, their willingness to spend money, and a farm system that still has plenty of future impact players, it gets quite scary.

I will go over Bellinger and Urias more in depth in just a few moments, but I needed to vent all of this, especially as a Giants fan. The Giants now suck, and the Dodgers are not only very good, but have a very bright future ahead of them. Now, let’s get back into Fantasy and go over the players whose stock has changed over the past week of action.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Cody Bellinger, 1B/OF, Los Angeles Dodgers

We start things off with Cody Bellinger, the aforementioned young first baseman for the Dodgers. Bellinger came into the year as the #7 ranked prospect in all of baseball according to Baseball America, and was definitely MLB ready. He was blocked by Adrian Gonzalez at first base, and even though Bellinger can play outfield, the Dodgers decided to stay patient. However, after Gonzalez got hurt, the Dodgers knew that it was time to let the young star shine.

So far this season through 73 plate appearances, Bellinger is slashing .308/.384/.692 with seven home runs, 18 RBI and 17 runs scored. If he is able to keep this up, he will surely be in the Rookie of the Year conversation. He should be a huge asset to his Fantasy owners for this year and many to come.

Julio Urias, SP, Los Angeles Dodgers

Julio Urias has long been considered a pitching prodigy. The Dodgers have managed him very carefully throughout his years in the minors. After a very good stint in the Majors last season, they decided that it was time to move him up to the Majors for good for this year.

So far, Urias has been fantastic. Outside of his Mother’s Day start in Colorado, he had given up two runs in 17 innings. Now, he did give up six runs in four IP against the Rockies, but it was in Colorado. This year, Colorado has been as high-scoring as ever, so I rule basically every start in Colorado as an outlier. Count on Urias to bounce back and continue to provide great starts for both the Dodgers and for Fantasy owners.

 

Stock Down

Matt Harvey, SP, New York Mets

It has reached rock bottom for Matt Harvey. First it was the injuries, and now he is healthy but it is all about performance. The former ace looked to be back to himself after posting solid results in his first four starts. Since then, he has given up 17 runs in only 14 2/3 innings. Mets fans and Harvey owners alike are panicking, and for good reason. His stock has reached an all-time low. However, you have to remember that this is a stock report, not a stock evaluation.

While his stock is down, that doesn’t mean that I think it will stay that way forever. Sure, there is a possibility that he doesn’t bounce back. However, I believe that Harvey has way too much talent not to. I would buy low on Harvey right now and hope for the best, because at his current price I think that he is a very high-risk/high-reward trade target that is worth going after.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

RankNameTeamPositions
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
12Freddie FreemanATL1B
13Anthony RizzoCHC1B
14Miguel CabreraDET1B
15Chris SaleBOSSP
16Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
17Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
18Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
19A.J. PollockARICF
20Corey KluberCLESP
21Corey SeagerLADSS
22Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
23Francisco LindorCLESS
24Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
25Ryan BraunMILLF
26Robinson CanoSEA2B
27Yu DarvishTEXSP
28Justin VerlanderDETSP
29Joey VottoCIN1B
30Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
31Carlos CorreaHOUSS
32George SpringerHOUCF,RF
33Brian DozierMIN2B
34Jon LesterCHCSP
35Christian YelichMIALF,CF
36Dee GordonMIA2B
37Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
38Giancarlo StantonMIARF
39Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
40Chris ArcherTBSP
41Jacob DeGromNYMSP
42Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
43Xander BogaertsBOSSS
44Carlos CarrascoCLESP
45Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
46Kenley JansenLADRP
47Wil MyersSD1B,RF
48Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
49Buster PoseySFC,1B
50Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
51Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
52Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
53Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
54Trevor StoryCOLSS
55Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
56Billy HamiltonCINCF
57Michael BrantleyCLELF
58Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
59Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
60Zack GreinkeARISP
61Jake ArrietaCHCSP
62Adrian BeltreTEX3B
63J.T. RealmutoMIAC
64Craig KimbrelBOSRP
65Greg HollandCOLRP
66Carlos MartinezSTLSP
67Johnny CuetoSFSP
68David PriceBOSSP
69Gary SanchezNYYC
70Gerrit ColePITSP
71Kyle HendricksCHCSP
72Justin UptonDETLF,CF
73Ian DesmondCOLLF,CF
74DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
75Aaron JudgeNYYRF
76Marcell OzunaMIALF,CF,RF
77Julio TeheranATLSP
78Jay BruceNYM1B,RF
79Kyle SeagerSEA3B
80Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
81Wade DavisCHCRP
82Anthony RendonWSH3B
83Jose QuintanaCWSSP
84Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
85Adam JonesBALCF
86Seung-Hwan OhSTLRP
87Jose AbreuCWS1B
88Ian KinslerDET2B
89Cole HamelsTEXSP
90Edwin DiazSEARP
91Rick PorcelloBOSSP
92Kenneth GilesHOURP
93Jonathan LucroyTEXC,1B
94J.D. MartinezDETRF
95Chris DavisBAL1B
96Danny SalazarCLESP
97Marcus StromanTORSP
98Salvador PerezKCC
99Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
100Carlos SantanaCLE1B,DH
101Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
102Eric HosmerKC1B
103Rougned OdorTEX2B
104Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
105Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
106Justin TurnerLAD3B
107Michael FulmerDETSP
108Cody AllenCLERP
109Mark MelanconSFRP
110Jake LambARI3B
111Tanner RoarkWSHSP
112Aledmys DiazSTLSS
113Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
114Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
115Brian McCannHOUC,DH
116Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
117Matt WietersWSHC
118Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
119Elvis AndrusTEXSS
120Kelvin HerreraKCRP
121Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF
122Lance McCullersHOUSP
123Felix HernandezSEASP
124Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
125Alexander ColomeTBRP
126James PaxtonSEASP
127Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
128Aaron SanchezTORSP
129Rich HillLADSP
130Roberto OsunaTORRP
131Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
132Jameson TaillonPITSP
133John LackeyCHCSP
134Ervin SantanaMINSP
135Andrew MillerCLERP
136Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
137Cody BellingerLAD1B,LF
138Matt KempATLLF,RF
139Odubel HerreraPHICF
140Julio UriasLADSP
141Robbie RayARISP
142Cesar HernandezPHI2B
143Kenta MaedaLADSP
144Evan LongoriaTB3B
145Ender InciarteATLLF,CF
146Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
147David PeraltaARIRF
148Jake OdorizziTBSP
149Zach BrittonBALRP
150Yasmany TomasARILF,RF
151Chris OwingsARISS,CF,RF
152Brandon CrawfordSFSS
153Michael ConfortoNYMLF,CF,RF
154Todd FrazierCWS1B,3B
155Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
156Addison RussellCHCSS
157Jackie BradleyBOSCF
158Starlin CastroNYY2B
159Mike MoustakasKC3B
160Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
161Joe PanikSF2B
162Kyle SchwarberCHCC,LF
163Stephen PiscottySTLCF,RF
164David RobertsonCWSRP
165Aaron NolaPHISP
166Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B
167Maikel FrancoPHI3B
168Nick CastellanosDET3B
169Joc PedersonLADCF
170Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF
171Mark ReynoldsCOL1B
172Matt HarveyNYMSP
173Jarrod DysonSEALF,CF,RF
174Manuel MargotSDCF
175Kevin GausmanBALSP
176Drew PomeranzBOSSP
177Joey GalloTEX3B
178A.J. RamosMIARP
179Kole CalhounLAARF
180Michael PinedaNYYSP
181Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF
182Madison BumgarnerSFSP
183Matt MooreSFSP
184Neftali FelizMILRP
185Adrian GonzalezLAD1B
186Yasiel PuigLADRF
187Brad MillerTB1B,2B,SS
188Eduardo NunezSF3B,SS,LF
189Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF
190Randal GrichukSTLLF,CF,RF
191Starling MartePITLF,CF
192Alex BregmanHOU3B
193Jason KipnisCLE2B
194Yasmani GrandalLADC
195Sean ManaeaOAKSP
196Dexter FowlerSTLCF
197Tony WatsonPITRP
198Mitch HanigerSEALF,CF,RF
199Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
200Taijuan WalkerARISP

 

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