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Many injuries have affected the rest of the season 2016 Fantasy Baseball Top 250 rankings.

Biggest blow has been Garrett Richards, who is now lost of the season after having to undergo Tommy John surgery. It is going to be tough to replace him, but a good strategy for now is to try to stream the best options. A few of those are mentioned in the Fantasy Six Pack Week 6 Pitching Planner.

A couple of catchers hit the DL this week too. Devin Mesoraco appears to be out a long time, if not the entire season with a torn labrum. Nick Hundley is out too with the dreaded oblique injury.

One more injury to highlight is the one to Mike Moustakas. He fractured a thumb and is out an unspecified amount of time. Tough blow to everybody, as he was having a great start to the season.

Injured players are the obvious ones to talk about, which is why I’m highlighting them above and not below in the stock up-stock down sections. There are more deserving players that I have to discuss there.

Stock Up

Byung-Ho Park, 1B, Minnesota Twins

It is clear the power is there, as he has hit seven home runs in 98 plate appearances this season.

It is also abundantly clear he is going to strike out A LOT since he holds a 29.6% strikeout rate.

Despite the strikeouts and therefore poor batting average, he is a 30 home run candidate and that is pushing him up the ranks.

Brandon Drury, 3B/OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

Maybe I’m getting too excited about this young kid and his relatively hot start to 2016, but what is there not to like?

Yes he needs more plate discipline, only walking about two-percent of the time right now, but when he he hits, he is hitting the ball with a 38% hard and 45% medium contact rates.

He has forced his way into the Arizona lineup by being able to play outfield, third base and second base, so the multiple position eligibility is just an added bonus.

Nick Castellanos, 3B, Detroit Tigers

I always liked Castellanos and thought he should be much better than he was, but he never put together consistent enough seasons.

Now in 2016 he seems to be doing just that. Now the .375 batting average is going to come down since his BABIP is rather inflated to .453, but his line drive rate has increased so if that stays up then I expect to see a big year from Castellanos.

Adam Conley, SP, Miami Marlins

The lone pitcher I’m going to highlight this week in the stock up section.

His 2016 has gone great so far, minus a couple of bad innings. I’m just going to lay it out for you to see how good he has been without those two bad innings


The bad innings were both against the Nationals, one was the rain-delayed opening game for Conley and the other was just two weeks later. In that second outing he had actually gone six innings where he completely shut them down, but the seventh inning he got into a lot of trouble.

My point is he is a good pitcher, that has a lot of potential for strikeout and dominant performances. His random bad games are going to keep his value down quite a bit, but its not enough not to like him a lot.

Stock Down

Max Scherzer, SP, Washington Nationals

Scherzer is still one of the best in the game, but he has really struggled in a little over a month now, so I’m a tad worried. Worried enough that I dropped him below a bunch of the elite starters in the league.

His ERA has ballooned to 4.60 this year and if his FIP was better than 4.77 I’d be OK with it, kind of like I am David Price (6.75 ERA, 2.93 FIP). His strikeout rate, although still top notch 9.63 per nine is below 10 for the first time since 2012. He is walking more batters too.

Something is wrong with Scherzer and you could argue it has been since the start of the 2015 second half, when we saw a lot of poor performances down the stretch.

Kolton Wong, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

I still really like Kolton Wong and think he can be a very good fantasy asset, but it might be time to drop him in your 12 or less team leagues.

His timeshare with Jedd Gyorko is waaaaay more than I thought it was going to be. I know Wong was sick for a period of time there, but he still has less at-bats than Gyorko.

If he can prove he is the better play than Gyroko, even against lefties to take the majority of the at-bats, that will help him. The other issue is now that Aldemys Diaz is up and playing lights out, when Jhonny Peralta comes back, there is even less playing time for Wong.

Carlos Gomez, OF, Houston Astros

I really thought we were going to have a huge bounce back year for Gomez. Wow was I wrong.

He is playing so much worse than I ever could have imagined, striking out 33% of the time and even when he is hitting the ball, its not good contact.

Tyler White, 1B, Houston Astros

The A.J. Reed watch is on.

After a torrid start, White has really faltered over the last couple of weeks, hitting just .175 with zero home runs, two runs and three RBI.

A.J. Reed is struggling a little bit at the plate, only batting .235, but the power is still there with six home runs in 26 games. He walks a good bit too, 13.9% so the is getting on base at a good clip despite the low average.

Fantasy Baseball Top 250 Rankings

1Mike TroutLAACF
2Bryce HarperWSHCF,RF
3Manny MachadoBAL3B
4Paul GoldschmidtARI1B
5Nolan ArenadoCOL3B
6Josh DonaldsonTOR3B,DH
7Giancarlo StantonMIARF
8Clayton KershawLADSP
9Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
10Anthony RizzoCHC1B
11Carlos CorreaHOUSS
12Miguel CabreraDET1B
13Jose AltuveHOU2B
14Starling MartePITLF,CF
15Mookie BettsBOSCF,RF
16Edwin EncarnacionTOR1B,DH
17Jake ArrietaCHCSP
18Chris SaleCWSSP
19Kris BryantCHC3B,LF,RF
20J.D. MartinezDETRF
21Chris DavisBAL1B,RF,DH
22Andrew McCutchenPITCF
23Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
24David PriceBOSSP
25George SpringerHOUCF,RF
26Ryan BraunMILLF,RF
27Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
28Madison BumgarnerSFSP
29Jacob DeGromNYMSP
30Justin UptonDETLF
31Buster PoseySFC,1B
32Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
33Jose AbreuCWS1B,DH
34Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
35Max ScherzerWSHSP
36Gerrit ColePITSP
37Hunter PenceSFRF
38Jose FernandezMIASP
39Lorenzo CainKCCF
40Xander BogaertsBOSSS
41Michael BrantleyCLELF,CF
42Matt HarveyNYMSP
43Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
44Craig KimbrelBOSRP
45Adam JonesBALCF
46Matt KempSDRF
47Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
48Robinson CanoSEA2B
49Sonny GrayOAKSP
50Zack GreinkeARISP
51Adrian GonzalezLAD1B
52Prince FielderTEXDH
53Corey KluberCLESP
54Eric HosmerKC1B
55Johnny CuetoSFSP
56Wade DavisKCRP
57Gregory PolancoPITRF
58Chris ArcherTBSP
59Joey VottoCIN1B
60Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
61Todd FrazierCWS3B
62Corey SeagerLADSS
63Ian KinslerDET2B
64David OrtizBOSDH
65Christian YelichMIALF,CF
66Cole HamelsTEXSP
67Jon LesterCHCSP
68Yasiel PuigLADRF
69Kole CalhounLAARF
70Felix HernandezSEASP
71Mark TrumboBAL1B,LF,RF,DH
72Charlie BlackmonCOLLF,CF
73Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
74Jason HeywardCHCCF,RF
75Kenley JansenLADRP
76Mark MelanconPITRP
77Adam EatonCWSCF,RF
78Rougned OdorTEX2B
79Jonathan LucroyMILC
80Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
81Miguel SanoMINRF,DH
82Danny SalazarCLESP
83Matt CarpenterSTL2B,3B
84Maikel FrancoPHI3B
85Marcus StromanTORSP
86Brett GardnerNYYLF,CF
87Trevor RosenthalSTLRP
88Zach BrittonBALRP
89Curtis GrandersonNYMRF
90Freddie FreemanATL1B
91Carlos MartinezSTLSP
92Francisco LirianoPITSP
93Dexter FowlerCHCCF
94Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
95Brian DozierMIN2B
96Michael WachaSTLSP
97David RobertsonCWSRP
98Jason KipnisCLE2B
99Jordan ZimmermannDETSP
100Adam WainwrightSTLSP
101Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
102Jose QuintanaCWSSP
103Brian McCannNYYC
104Drew SmylyTBSP
105Jeurys FamiliaNYMRP
106Daniel MurphyWSH2B,3B
107Carlos GomezHOUCF
108Jay BruceCINRF
109Salvador PerezKCC
110Billy BurnsOAKCF
111Ian DesmondTEXSS,LF,CF
112Luke GregersonHOURP
113Evan GattisHOULF,DH
114David PeraltaARILF,RF,CF
115Randal GrichukSTLLF,CF,RF
116Kyle SeagerSEA3B
117Francisco LindorCLESS
118Addison RussellCHC2B,SS
119Gerardo ParraCOLLF,CF,RF
120Jacoby EllsburyNYYCF
121Josh ReddickOAKRF
122John LackeyCHCSP
123Neil WalkerNYM2B
124Stephen PiscottySTLLF,RF
125Joc PedersonLADCF
126James ShieldsSDSP
127Cody AllenCLERP
128Lance McCullersHOUSP
129Adrian BeltreTEX3B
130Hector RondonCHCRP
131Carlos RodonCWSSP
132A.J. RamosMIARP
133Jung-Ho KangPIT3B,SS
134Francisco RodriguezDETRP
135Hisashi IwakumaSEASP
136Alex GordonKCLF
137Taijuan WalkerSEASP
138Shawn TollesonTEXRP
139Yordano VenturaKCSP
140Yu DarvishTEXSP
141Anthony RendonWSH2B,3B
142Corey DickersonTBLF,DH
143Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF
144Steven MatzNYMSP
145Jake OdorizziTBSP
146Hanley RamirezBOS1B,LF
147Yasmani GrandalLADC
148Jonathan PapelbonWSHRP
149Steven SouzaTBRF
150Trevor StoryCOLSS
151Kenta MaedaLADSP
152Kyle HendricksCHCSP
153Michael PinedaNYYSP
154Roberto OsunaTORRP
155Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
156Alex RodriguezNYYDH
157Julio TeheranATLSP
158Patrick CorbinARISP
159Michael ConfortoNYMLF
160DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
161Byung-ho ParkMIN1B,DH
162Gio GonzalezWSHSP
163Santiago CasillaSFRP
164Kevin KiermaierTBCF
165Jeremy JeffressMILRP
166Elvis AndrusTEXSS
167Josh HarrisonPIT2B,3B,LF,RF
168Chris CarterMIL1B
169Welington CastilloARIC
170Jason HammelCHCSP
171Steve CishekSEARP
172Wei-Yin ChenMIASP
173Evan LongoriaTB3B
174Brandon CrawfordSFSS
175Rich HillOAKSP
176Joe RossWSHSP
177Andrew MillerNYYRP
178Aaron SanchezTORSP,RP
179Ben RevereWSHLF,CF,RF
180Matt DuffySF2B,3B
181Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
182Brad ZieglerARIRP
183Kevin GausmanBALSP,RP
184Jimmy NelsonMILSP
185Edinson VolquezKCSP
186Kevin PillarTORLF,CF
187Lucas DudaNYM1B
188Francisco CervelliPITC
189Ender InciarteATLLF,CF,RF
190Aaron NolaPHISP
191Ian KennedyKCSP
192Jean SeguraARI2B,SS
193Wil MyersSD1B,CF
194Matt HollidaySTLLF
195Tyson RossSDSP
196Shin-Soo ChooTEXRF
197Colby RasmusHOULF,CF,RF
198Mark TeixeiraNYY1B
199Rick PorcelloBOSSP
200Carlos SantanaCLE1B,DH
201Wilson RamosWSHC
202Kendrys MoralesKCDH
203Billy HamiltonCINCF
204Marcus SemienOAKSS
205Brandon DruryARI3B,LF,RF
206Jorge SolerCHCLF,RF
207Justin VerlanderDETSP
208Chris TillmanBALSP
209Adam ConleyMIASP
210Huston StreetLAARP
211Yadier MolinaSTLC
212Delino DeShieldsTEXLF,CF
213Michael SaundersTORLF,RF
214Starlin CastroNYY2B,SS
215Ryan MadsonOAKRP
216Joe PanikSF2B
217Brad MillerTB2B,SS,LF,CF
218Nick CastellanosDET3B
219Domingo SantanaMILLF,CF,RF
220Matt WietersBALC
221Steven WrightBOSSP,RP
222Luis SeverinoNYYSP
223Scott KazmirLADSP
224Logan ForsytheTB1B,2B
225Mitch MorelandTEX1B
226Yan GomesCLEC
227Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
228Adam LindSEA1B
229Collin McHughHOUSP
230Shelby MillerARISP
231Jake McGeeCOLRP
232Fernando RodneySDRP
233Arodys VizcainoATLRP
234Joe SmithLAARP
235Dellin BetancesNYYRP
236Bradley BoxbergerTBRP
237Melky CabreraCWSLF
238Carlos BeltranNYYRF,DH
239Jeanmar GomezPHIRP
240Nomar MazaraTEXRF
241Anibal SanchezDETSP
242Carlos CarrascoCLESP
243Tony WatsonPITRP
244Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
245Darren O'DayBALRP
246Derek NorrisSDC,1B
247Alexander ColomeTBSP,RP
248Mike FiersHOUSP
249Brandon PhillipsCIN2B
250Justin BourMIA1B

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