Archive for Rankings

Updated Rankings (June 19): Top 15 Shortstops: Major Shakeup At The Top & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are over a month into the season so there have obviously been changes to our preseason rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our latest updated ranking):

1. Carlos Correa – Houston Astros (4)
2. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals (2)
3. Corey Seager – Los Angeles Dodgers (5)
4. Francisco Lindor – Cleveland Indians (3)
5. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles (1)
6. Zack Cozart – Cincinnati Reds (14)
7. Jonathan Villar – Milwaukee Brewers (9) Read more

Updated Rankings (June 12): Top 30 Closers: Osuna Rising To Elite, Ramos’ Ranking Plummets & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are over two months into the season so there have obviously been changes to our rankings (and no position has proven more volatile than closers in ’17).  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (the number in parenthesis is their ranking and previous tier):

 

Tier 1 – The Elite
1. Kenley Jansen – Los Angeles Dodgers (1 – 1)
2. Craig Kimbrel – Boston Red Sox (2 – 1)

  • When Aroldis Chapman returns he will rejoin this tier, but until then it remains a two-man battle for the best closer in baseball. Amazingly you can argue Kimbrel for the top spot (55 K vs. 5 BB), so consider this more of a 1 and 1a ranking.

 

Tier 2 – The Nearly Elite
3. Roberto Osuna – Toronto Blue Jays (6 -3)
4. Greg Holland – Colorado Rockies (3 – 2)
5. Wade Davis – Chicago Cubs (4 – 2) Read more

Updated Rankings (June 8): Top 15 Third Basemen: Jake Lamb On The Rise, Shaw Joins Mix & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are just over two months into the season so there have obviously been changes to our rankings (which, we should all remember, are extremely subjective).  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our previous rankings update):

 

1. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs (1)
2. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies (2)
3. Josh Donaldson – Toronto Blue Jays (NR)
4. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles (3)
5. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals (7)
6. Jake Lamb – Arizona Diamondbacks (13)
7. Kyle Seager – Seattle Mariners (5)
8. Miguel Sano – Minnesota Twins (NR) Read more

Updated Rankings (June 5): Top 15 Second Basemen: Schoop Cracks The Top 10 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are two months into the season so there have obviously been changes to our rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our previous rankings update, also all stats are through Friday):

1. Jose Altuve – Houston Astros (1)
2. Daniel Murphy – Washington Nationals (2)
3. Trea Turner – Washington Nationals (3)
4. Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians (5)
5. Matt Carpenter – St. Louis Cardinals (4)
6. Brian Dozier – Minnesota Twins (8)
7. Robinson Cano – Seattle Mariners (6)
8. Jonathan Schoop – Baltimore Orioles (15) Read more

Updated Rankings (June 3): Top 15 First Basemen: Thames Regressing, Smoak’s For Real & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are two months into the season so there have obviously been changes to our rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our previous rankings update):

1. Paul Goldschmidt – Arizona Diamondbacks (1)
2. Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers (NR)
3. Anthony Rizzo – Chicago Cubs (2)
4. Joey Votto – Cincinnati Reds (4)
5. Daniel Murphy – Washington Nationals (9)
6. Edwin Encarnacion – Cleveland Indians (7)
7. Wil Myers – San Diego Padres (8) Read more

Updated Rankings (June 1): Top 15 Catchers: Lucroy & Contreras Plummet & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

We are two months into the season so there have obviously been changes to our rankings.  Who has shown signs of improving?  Who has struggled and thus has a cloudier outlook?  Let’s take a look at how things currently stand (Note: The number in parenthesis represents the player’s ranking in our previous rankings update):

1. Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants (1)
2. Gary Sanchez – New York Yankees (NR)
3. J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins (2)
4. Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals (8)
5. Brian McCann – Houston Astros (4)
6. Matt Wieters – Washington Nationals (7)
7. Yasmani Grandal – Los Angeles Dodgers (5)
8. Austin Hedges – San Diego Padres (9) Read more