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Yes, we are back with our 2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings, but today I realized something crazy.

I was scrolling through the channels on my TV, looking for something to watch. I went to ESPN and there I found the MLB Prime-Time game between the Cubs and the Yankees.

The first thought in my head was: the World Series Champions versus the Pinstripes. Sweet! Then came the: oh wait, the Yankees suck now. However, then there was a third thought, a very new thought: the Yankees are back.

The Yankees were supposed to be awful this year. Many commended them for finally taking a conventional approach to rebuilding rather then trying to buy themselves a title. While they had a lot of young talent on this years roster, it was supposed to take them a while until they were ready to contend. Instead, they currently hold the best record in baseball.

As we always do before we go into the rankings, we look at players who have recently had their stock change. The first player that we will go over is someone who has arguably been the key to the Yankees success this year.

2017 Rest-Of-The-Season Rankings

Stock Up

Aaron Judge, OF, New York Yankees

Yes, as many of you probably guessed, that player that was mentioned above is in fact Aaron Judge. The huge 6’7″ 280 lb rookie outfielder was one of the Yankees highest rated prospects, and he is showing that the scouts were right so far. Through 113 plate appearances, he is slashing .320/.416/.773 with 28 runs scored, 27 RBI and a league leading 13 home runs.

There is almost certain regression in store for Judge, but a start like this can’t be all due to luck. He should continue to be a very good player for Fantasy owners both this season and in the future.

Chris Owings, SS, Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris Owings is next on the list of players with their stock up, and he is someone who’s barely had any stock coming into the year. After a few unproductive seasons, he looked like he was once again going to be one of the bottom-tier starting shortstops in the MLB this season. However, it has been quite the opposite. The 25 year-old is enjoying a breakout season so far, hitting .308 with 14 runs scored, 21 RBI, five home runs and eight stolen bases.

This is a player who also will likely be unable to keep up this level of production through the course of the entire season, but should still end up being a mid-tier Fantasy shortstop. Considering his stock had nowhere to go but up coming into the season, he is definitely worth a spot on this list.

Ervin Santana, SP, Minnesota Twins

Ervin Santana is basically the pitcher version of Ryan Zimmerman this season, whom I went over in this section in last week’s article. He is a player who has enjoyed a successful career, but has never been a superstar, and could be having the best year of his long career this season (not to mention at an unusually old age for someone to peak). Like I said, this profile matches both Zimmerman and Santana perfectly.

So far through seven starts, Santana sits at 5-1 with a 1.72 ERA and a .79 WHIP. Like the other two players on today’s list and just about every player who will ever make this list, he is due for regression. However, his stock is up for a reason and he should be a solid player for the rest of the season.

Stock Down

Chris Davis, 1B, Baltimore Orioles

I fully admit that I loved Chris Davis coming into the season. He obviously was a power contributor, but I also thought that his average could go back to his career average (excluding his awful 2014 and 2016 seasons). I thought that not only was there potential to be a .260 hitter with 40 home runs, but I thought that that was an extremely likely scenario. After a hot start that really made me think that I was right, Davis has let me down quite a bit.

The average has actually been fine. He is batting .250, which is a number that I would be very happy with if the power numbers were there. However, surprisingly, they haven’t been. Through 117 plate appearances, he only has four home runs. His other two categories that he is a big contributor in (runs and RBI) have also been down this year, as he only has 13 runs scored and seven RBI. I am certainly holding out hope for Davis, as he is an established power hitter, but until he starts to produce in that department, he is basically unplayable for Fantasy purposes.

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
14Freddie FreemanATL1B
15Chris SaleBOSSP
16Charlie BlackmonCOLCF
17Corey SeagerLADSS
18Daniel MurphyWSH1B,2B
19A.J. PollockARICF
20Corey KluberCLESP
21Francisco LindorCLESS
22Eric ThamesMIL1B,LF,RF
23Trea TurnerWSH2B,SS,CF
24Nelson CruzSEARF,DH
25Yoenis CespedesNYMLF,CF
26Robinson CanoSEA2B
27Jake ArrietaCHCSP
28Yu DarvishTEXSP
29Joey VottoCIN1B
30Ryan BraunMILLF
31Carlos CorreaHOUSS
32George SpringerHOUCF,RF
33Brian DozierMIN2B
34Jon LesterCHCSP
35Christian YelichMIALF,CF
36Dee GordonMIA2B
37Jonathan VillarMIL2B,3B,SS
38Giancarlo StantonMIARF
39Stephen StrasburgWSHSP
40Justin VerlanderDETSP
41Jacob DeGromNYMSP
42Chris ArcherTBSP
43Xander BogaertsBOSSS
44Carlos MartinezSTLSP
45Edwin EncarnacionCLE1B,DH
46Kenley JansenLADRP
47Matt CarpenterSTL1B,2B,3B
48Wil MyersSD1B,RF
49Buster PoseySFC,1B
50Jean SeguraSEA2B,SS
51Jose RamirezCLE2B,3B,LF
52Ryan ZimmermanWSH1B
53Adrian BeltreTEX3B
54Trevor StoryCOLSS
55Dustin PedroiaBOS2B
56Billy HamiltonCINCF
57Michael BrantleyCLELF
58Khris DavisOAKLF,DH
59Carlos GonzalezCOLRF
60Matt HarveyNYMSP
61Carlos CarrascoCLESP
62Miguel SanoMIN3B,RF,DH
63J.T. RealmutoMIAC
64Aroldis ChapmanNYYRP
65Zach BrittonBALRP
66Cole HamelsTEXSP
67Johnny CuetoSFSP
68Zack GreinkeARISP
69Gary SanchezNYYC
70David PriceBOSSP
71Gerrit ColePITSP
72Justin UptonDETLF,CF
73Ian DesmondCOLLF,CF
74DJ LeMahieuCOL2B
75Aaron JudgeNYYRF
76Marcell OzunaMIALF,CF,RF
77Kyle HendricksCHCSP
78Jay BruceNYM1B,RF
79Kyle SeagerSEA3B
80Dallas KeuchelHOUSP
81Seung-Hwan OhSTLRP
82Anthony RendonWSH3B
83Julio TeheranATLSP
84Craig KimbrelBOSRP
85Adam JonesBALCF
86Edwin DiazSEARP
87Jose AbreuCWS1B
88Ian KinslerDET2B
89Masahiro TanakaNYYSP
90Greg HollandCOLRP
91Rick PorcelloBOSSP
92Wade DavisCHCRP
93Jonathan LucroyTEXC,1B
94J.D. MartinezDETRF
95Chris DavisBAL1B
96Jose QuintanaCWSSP
97Danny SalazarCLESP
98Salvador PerezKCC
99Jose BautistaTORRF,DH
100Kendrys MoralesTOR1B,RF,DH
101Carlos SantanaCLE1B,DH
102Eric HosmerKC1B
103Rougned OdorTEX2B
104Hanley RamirezBOS1B,DH
105Adam DuvallCINLF,RF
106Justin TurnerLAD3B
107Marcus StromanTORSP
108Michael FulmerDETSP
109Kenneth GilesHOURP
110Jake LambARI3B
111Danny DuffyKCSP,RP
112Aledmys DiazSTLSS
113Andrew McCutchenPITCF,RF
114Mark TrumboBALRF,DH
115Willson ContrerasCHCC,LF
116Jose PerazaCIN2B,SS,LF,CF
117Kyle SchwarberCHCC,LF
118Albert PujolsLAA1B,DH
119Cody AllenCLERP
120Elvis AndrusTEXSS
121Jeurys FamiliaNYMRP
122Gregory PolancoPITLF,RF
123Tanner RoarkWSHSP
124Lance McCullersHOUSP
125Lorenzo CainKCCF,RF
126Mark MelanconSFRP
127Kelvin HerreraKCRP
128Felix HernandezSEASP
129James PaxtonSEASP
130Aaron SanchezTORSP
131Roberto OsunaTORRP
132Adrian GonzalezLAD1B
133Rich HillLADSP
134Jameson TaillonPITSP
135Kevin GausmanBALSP
136Andrew MillerCLERP
137Eugenio SuarezCIN3B
138Brandon BeltSF1B,LF
139Matt KempATLLF,RF
140Odubel HerreraPHICF
141John LackeyCHCSP
142Madison BumgarnerSFSP
143Joe PanikSF2B
144Ervin SantanaMINSP
145Evan LongoriaTB3B
146Hunter PenceSFRF
147Andrew BenintendiBOSLF,CF
148Jason HeywardCHCCF,RF
149Robbie RayARISP
150Alexander ColomeTBRP
151David PeraltaARIRF
152Brandon CrawfordSFSS
153Chris OwingsARISS,CF,RF
154Francisco RodriguezDETRP
155Yasmany TomasARILF,RF
156Stephen PiscottySTLCF,RF
157Yangervis SolarteSD2B,3B
158Addison RussellCHCSS
159Joc PedersonLADCF
160Cesar HernandezPHI2B
161Mike MoustakasKC3B
162Troy TulowitzkiTORSS
163Jonathan SchoopBAL2B
164Starling MartePITLF,CF
165Nomar MazaraTEXLF,RF
166David RobertsonCWSRP
167Kenta MaedaLADSP
168Ben ZobristCHC2B,LF,RF
169Maikel FrancoPHI3B
170Nick CastellanosDET3B
171Kole CalhounLAARF
172Jarrod DysonSEALF,CF,RF
173Joey GalloTEX3B
174Aaron NolaPHISP
175Drew PomeranzBOSSP
176Manuel MargotSDCF
177Jackie BradleyBOSCF
178Joe RossWSHSP
179Michael PinedaNYYSP
180Todd FrazierCWS1B,3B
181A.J. RamosMIARP
182Yasiel PuigLADRF
183Jake OdorizziTBSP
184Brad MillerTB1B,2B,SS
185Eduardo NunezSF3B,SS,LF
186Matt MooreSFSP
187Brandon FinneganCINSP
188Neftali FelizMILRP
189Jason KipnisCLE2B
190Randal GrichukSTLLF,CF,RF
191Victor MartinezDET1B,DH
192Mark ReynoldsCOL1B
193Keon BroxtonMILCF
194Kevin KiermaierTBCF
195Noah SyndergaardNYMSP
196Mitch HanigerSEALF,CF,RF
197Brian McCannHOUC,DH
198Alex BregmanHOU3B
199Jayson WerthWSHLF
200Neil WalkerNYM2B


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