The Top 500 Dynasty League Overall Ranks, May 2013 Update

He who is resistant to change is destined to perish.

On one hand, it’s so simple. The whole off-season we build value-based mausoleums around all of these players, as time stands still long enough for us to construct them. But the only problem with that is that these players are not dead–they are, in fact, very alive. As as soon as you think you’ve built the perfect chamber, with statistics and narratives covering the walls, things begin to change. Quickly. And as dynasty league owners, it’s even more important to separate the signal from the noise when it comes to early season performance. If we wait too long to notice real changes, or if we refuse to accept the ones which are in front of us, it can derail a team off its course for years. So it’s in our best interest not to have static valuations, and part of that comes from placing a higher value on current season production. The future is great, but current production is king. So when Jose Reyes is out for two months, not only does his redraft league value go down, but his dynasty value does as well. Just not as much, since it’s unlikely to be something that will affect him long-term.

The risers on this list are sure to catch your attention, and in fact, there are 20 players who have jumped more than 100 spots in the rankings (including those who weren’t ranked in the top-500 last time around. Many are names which will not surprise you, like Carlos Gomez, Chris Davis and Josh Donaldson–but the important thing to note is that they are based on skill-set improvements which can be sustainable. On the other hand, you’ll find 17 players who dropped 100 spots or more, and those are even easier to spot. The vast majority of these are either older pitchers who have undergone surgery or players (closers-slash-otherwise) who have lost their roles. You won’t find healthy players drop very far based solely on performance, except in extreme circumstances. That tends to be more of a slow burn.

The Top 500 Dynasty League rankings are intended to be a snapshot of current value, as all rankings are. The list I’m posting today will look different than the one I’d post next Wednesday or the Wednesday after that. And after this ranking, I will put out another at the half-way point of the season, and the final 2013 list will come out in mid-August. Additionally, there will be a brand new Podcast For Your Eyes coming out tomorrow where Ben, Craig and I talk about these rankings in greater detail.

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And now what you came here for, the updated Top 500 list — as of May 15, 2013:
 

Rank Player Pos Team Prev Diff
1 Mike Trout OF LAA 1 0
2 Bryce Harper OF WSH 4 2
3 Ryan Braun OF MLW 2 -1
4 Miguel Cabrera 3B DET 3 -1
5 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA 5 0
6 Justin Upton OF ATL 11 5
7 Robinson Cano 2B NYY 8 1
8 Matt Kemp OF LAD 6 -2
9 Joey Votto 1B CIN 9 0
10 Prince Fielder 1B DET 10 0
11 Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 23 12
12 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 7 -5
13 Evan Longoria 3B TB 16 3
14 Troy Tulowitzki SS COL 21 7
15 Manny Machado 3B BAL 36 21
16 Starlin Castro SS CHC 12 -4
17 Jason Heyward OF ATL 13 -4
18 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL 14 -4
19 Adam Jones OF BAL 20 1
20 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 25 5
21 Buster Posey C SF 19 -2
22 David Wright 3B NYM 29 7
23 Hanley Ramirez SS LAD 17 -6
24 Jose Reyes SS TOR 18 -6
25 Jose Bautista OF TOR 22 -3
26 Yu Darvish SP TEX 45 19
27 Albert Pujols 1B LAA 15 -12
28 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 28 0
29 Stephen Strasburg SP WSH 24 -5
30 Felix Hernandez SP SEA 31 1
31 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARZ 40 9
32 Ian Kinsler 2B TEX 34 2
33 Yoenis Cespedes OF OAK 26 -7
34 Allen Craig OF STL 33 -1
35 Edwin Encarnacion 1B TOR 35 0
36 Justin Verlander SP DET 37 1
37 Adam Wainwright SP STL 49 12
38 Cole Hamels SP PHI 44 6
39 Shin Soo-Choo OF CIN 55 16
40 David Price SP TB 32 -8
41 Matt Holliday OF STL 41 0
42 Matt Moore SP TB 57 15
43 Jurickson Profar SS TEX 38 -5
44 Pablo Sandoval 3B SF 50 6
45 Austin Jackson OF DET 56 11
46 Ryan Zimmermann 3B WSH 43 -3
47 Jay Bruce OF CIN 42 -5
48 Josh Hamilton OF LAA 27 -21
49 Alex Gordon OF KC 47 -2
50 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 30 -20
51 Jordan Zimmermann SP WSH 67 16
52 Max Scherzer SP DET 60 8
53 Matt Harvey SP NYM 97 44
54 Billy Butler 1B KC 52 -2
55 Ben Zobrist SS TB 53 -2
56 Oscar Taveras OF STL 62 6
57 Madison Bumgarner SP SF 66 9
58 Curtis Granderson OF NYY 46 -12
59 Zack Greinke SP LAD 48 -11
60 CC Sabathia SP NYY 59 -1
61 Carlos Santana C CLE 75 14
62 Carlos Gomez OF MLW 288 226
63 Brett Lawrie 3B TOR 51 -12
64 Matt Cain SP SF 58 -6
65 David Ortiz 1B BOS 69 4
66 Carlos Beltran OF STL 70 4
67 Jacoby Ellsbury OF BOS 77 10
68 Joe Mauer C MIN 68 0
69 Eric Hosmer 1B KC 39 -30
70 Cliff Lee SP PHI 65 -5
71 Chris Sale SP CHW 73 2
72 Starling Marte OF PIT 104 32
73 Shelby Miller SP STL 106 33
74 Mat Latos SP CIN 88 14
75 Alex Rios OF CHW 92 17
76 Gio Gonzalez SP WSH 61 -15
77 Jose Fernandez SP MIA 118 41
78 Jean Segura SS MLW 188 110
79 Billy Hamilton OF CIN 63 -16
80 Wil Myers OF TB 84 4
81 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 85 4
82 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 64 -18
83 Johnny Cueto SP CIN 71 -12
84 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 76 -8
85 B.J. Upton OF ATL 54 -31
86 Michael Bourn OF CLE 78 -8
87 Yadier Molina C STL 80 -7
88 Jered Weaver SP LAA 79 -9
89 James Shields SP KC 94 5
90 Ike Davis 1B NYM 81 -9
91 Elvis Andrus SS TEX 87 -4
92 Yovani Gallardo SP MLW 89 -3
93 Craig Kimbrel RP ATL 86 -7
94 Aroldis Chapman RP CIN 82 -12
95 Aramis Ramirez 3B MLW 90 -5
96 R.A. Dickey SP TOR 72 -24
97 Chase Headley 3B SD 91 -6
98 Desmond Jennings OF TB 93 -5
99 Brandon Morrow SP TOR 95 -4
100 Brandon Phillips 2B CIN 115 15
101 Aaron Hill 2B ARZ 99 -2
102 Matt Wieters C BAL 98 -4
103 Jeff Samardzija SP CHC 124 21
104 Zack Wheeler SP NYM 100 -4
105 Gerrit Cole SP PIT 101 -4
106 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 134 28
107 Jon Lester SP BOS 128 21
108 Todd Frazier 3B CIN 131 23
109 Wilin Rosario C COL 147 38
110 Ian Desmond SS WSH 137 27
111 Byron Buxton OF MIN 142 31
112 Homer Bailey SP CIN 123 11
113 Taijuan Walker SP SEA 114 1
114 Chase Utley 2B PHI 136 22
115 Josh Johnson SP TOR 96 -19
116 Sal Perez C KC 105 -11
117 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 122 5
118 Lance Lynn SP STL 145 27
119 Jimmy Rollins SS PHI 103 -16
120 Dylan Bundy SP BAL 83 -37
121 Anthony Rendon 3B WSH 116 -5
122 Will Middlebrooks 3B BOS 120 -2
123 Javier Baez SS CHC 133 10
124 Chris Davis OF BAL 232 108
125 Brian McCann C ATL 140 15
126 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM 112 -14
127 Anibal Sanchez SP DET 139 12
128 Lorenzo Cain OF KC 175 47
129 Archie Bradley SP ARZ 169 40
130 Carl Crawford OF LAD 162 32
131 Kris Medlen SP ATL 108 -23
132 Jameson Taillon SP PIT 130 -2
133 Hunter Pence OF SF 158 25
134 Christian Yelich OF MIA 159 25
135 Nick Castellanos OF DET 117 -18
136 Jake Peavy SP CHW 135 -1
137 Jesus Montero C SEA 102 -35
138 Jayson Werth OF WSH 126 -12
139 Miguel Montero C ARZ 111 -28
140 CJ Wilson SP LAA 113 -27
141 Carlos Correa SS HOU 141 0
142 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 174 32
143 Mike Moustakas 3B KC 119 -24
144 Doug Fister SP DET 138 -6
145 Jonathan Singleton 1B HOU 132 -13
146 Mike Zunino C SEA 160 14
147 A.J. Burnett SP PIT 178 31
148 Trevor Cahill SP ARZ 183 35
149 Martin Prado 3B ARZ 149 0
150 Brett Anderson SP OAK 107 -43
151 Melky Cabrera OF TOR 143 -8
152 Hiroki Kuroda SP NYY 179 27
153 Kevin Gausman SP BAL 246 93
154 Mike Napoli C BOS 185 31
155 Mike Minor SP ATL 171 16
156 Jaime Garcia SP STL 150 -6
157 Yasiel Puig OF LAD 281 124
158 Mark Teixeira 1B NYY 109 -49
159 Rickie Weeks 2B MLW 156 -3
160 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 228 68
161 Jarrod Parker SP OAK 125 -36
162 Dustin Ackley 2B SEA 127 -35
163 Trevor Bauer SP CLE 148 -15
164 Howie Kendrick 2B LAA 186 22
165 Jorge Soler OF CHC 165 0
166 Matt Garza SP CHC 129 -37
167 Oswaldo Arcia OF MIN 218 51
168 Pedro Alvarez 3B PIT 210 42
169 Neil Walker 2B PIT 155 -14
170 Mike Olt 3B TEX 151 -19
171 Tyler Skaggs SP ARZ 152 -19
172 Nelson Cruz OF TEX 164 -8
173 Rafael Soriano RP WSH 172 -1
174 Derek Holland SP TEX 191 17
175 Yonder Alonso 1B SD 173 -2
176 Yasmani Grandal C SD 176 0
177 Justin Morneau 1B MIN 161 -16
178 Delino DeShields Jr 2B HOU 157 -21
179 Jonathan Papelbon RP PHI 154 -25
180 Carlos Martinez SP STL 182 2
181 Dan Haren SP WSH 121 -60
182 Nick Swisher OF CLE 195 13
183 George Springer OF HOU 193 10
184 Alcides Escobar SS KC 196 12
185 Joe Nathan RP TEX 197 12
186 Addison Russell SS OAK 187 1
187 Michael Morse OF SEA 203 16
188 Aaron Sanchez SP TOR 221 33
189 Max Fried SP SD 222 33
190 Addison Reed RP CHW 208 18
191 Michael Cuddyer OF COL 204 13
192 Jeremy Hellickson SP TB 189 -3
193 Phil Hughes SP NYY 190 -3
194 Danny Hultzen SP SEA 180 -14
195 Gregory Polanco OF PIT 230 35
196 Brian Goodwin OF WSH 184 -12
197 Kyle Seager 3B SEA 211 14
198 Brandon Beachy SP ATL 201 3
199 Adam LaRoche 1B WSH 167 -32
200 Nick Markakis OF BAL 194 -6
201 Mark Trumbo OF LAA 198 -3
202 David Freese 3B STL 192 -10
203 Coco Crisp OF OAK 215 12
204 Jonathan Lucroy C MLW 216 12
205 Alex Cobb SP TB 247 42
206 Asdrubal Cabrera SS CLE 220 14
207 Mark Reynolds 1B CLE 388 181
208 Dexter Fowler OF COL 217 9
209 Torii Hunter OF DET 214 5
210 Paul Konerko 1B CHW 168 -42
211 Tim Lincecum SP SF 146 -65
212 Hisashi Iwakuma SP SEA 447 235
213 Tony Cingrani SP CIN 386 173
214 Josh Reddick OF OAK 163 -51
215 Matt Barnes SP BOS 207 -8
216 Josh Willingham OF MIN 199 -17
217 Corey Hart OF MLW 200 -17
218 Ian Kennedy SP ARZ 223 5
219 Wade Miley SP ARZ 278 59
220 Clay Buchholz SP BOS 250 30
221 Shane Victorino OF BOS 205 -16
222 Andre Ethier OF LAD 206 -16
223 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD NR N/A
224 Cory Luebke SP SD 202 -22
225 Dan Uggla 2B ATL 209 -16
226 Edwin Jackson SP CHC 177 -49
227 Rymer Liriano OF SD 166 -61
228 Matt Harrison SP TEX 170 -58
229 Alen Hanson SS PIT 219 -10
230 Jedd Gyorko 2B SD 224 -6
231 Chris Archer SP TB 227 -4
232 Norichika Aoki OF MLW 233 1
233 Bubba Starling OF KC 236 3
234 Kyle Zimmer SP KC 237 3
235 Jason Kubel OF ARZ 212 -23
236 Eddie Rosario 2B MIN 242 6
237 Tyler Austin OF NYY 229 -8
238 Jon Niese SP NYM 226 -12
239 Gary Sanchez C NYY 264 25
240 Derek Norris C OAK 234 -6
241 Jim Johnson RP BAL 255 14
242 Mariano Rivera RP NYY 241 -1
243 Kaleb Cowart 3B LAA 243 0
244 Michael Saunders OF SEA 302 58
245 Kenley Jansen RP LAD 259 14
246 David Dahl OF COL 239 -7
247 Casey Kelly SP SD 181 -66
248 Trevor Story SS COL 261 13
249 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 274 25
250 Cameron Maybin OF SD 213 -37
251 Matt Joyce OF TB 248 -3
252 Glen Perkins RP MIN 272 20
253 Dan Vogelbach 1B CHC 269 16
254 Taylor Guerrieri SP TB 270 16
255 Greg Holland RP KC 249 -6
256 Zack Cozart SS CIN 266 10
257 Tom Wilhelmsen RP SEA 256 -1
258 Devin Mesoraco C CIN 257 -1
259 Dayan Viciedo OF CHW 244 -15
260 Garrett Jones OF PIT 245 -15
261 Jason Motte RP STL 144 -117
262 Anthony Gose OF TOR 238 -24
263 Fernando Rodney RP TB 225 -38
264 Brandon Belt 1B SF 279 15
265 Colby Rasmus OF TOR 235 -30
266 Trevor Rosenthal RP STL 263 -3
267 Ryan Madson RP LAA 231 -36
268 Alfonso Soriano OF CHC 251 -17
269 Andrew Cashner SP SD 319 50
270 Lance Berkman 1B TEX 320 50
271 Angel Pagan OF SF 253 -18
272 Mason Williams OF NYY 254 -18
273 Robert Stephenson SP CIN 334 61
274 Patrick Corbin SP ARZ NR N/A
275 Josh Rutledge SS COL 268 -7
276 Huston Street RP SD 258 -18
277 Josh Donaldson 3B OAK NR N/A
278 Victor Martinez C DET 260 -18
279 Neftali Feliz RP TEX 262 -17
280 Ryan Howard 1B PHI 313 33
281 Jake Marisnick OF TOR 273 -8
282 Lucas Giolito SP WSH 276 -6
283 Chris Carter 1B OAK 296 13
284 Chris Tillman SP BAL 297 13
285 Alejandro De Aza OF CHW 308 23
286 Chris Perez RP CLE 284 -2
287 Erick Aybar SS LAA 275 -12
288 Noah Syndergaard SP NYM 267 -21
289 Josh Beckett SP LAD 277 -12
290 Julio Teheran SP ATL 283 -7
291 Jackie Bradley Jr OF BOS 295 4
292 Allen Webster SP BOS 327 35
293 Aaron Hicks OF MIN 328 35
294 Andrelton Simmons SS ATL 325 31
295 Adam Eaton OF ARZ 309 14
296 Alex Meyer SP MIN 333 37
297 Yordano Ventura SP KC 367 70
298 Nate McLouth OF BAL 470 172
299 Daniel Hudson SP ARZ 289 -10
300 Ryan Dempster SP BOS 316 16
301 Danny Espinosa SS WSH 300 -1
302 Ervin Santana SP KC 401 99
303 Nick Franklin 2B SEA 352 49
304 Josh Bell OF PIT 353 49
305 Kendrys Morales 1B SEA 280 -25
306 Derek Jeter SS NYY 265 -41
307 Carlos Quentin OF SD 299 -8
308 Stephen Drew SS BOS 307 -1
309 Jason Hammel SP BAL 304 -5
310 Dee Gordon SS LAD 387 77
311 Rubby de la Rosa SP BOS 301 -10
312 Alexi Ogando SP TEX 345 33
313 Wily Peralta SP MLW 306 -7
314 Denard Span OF WSH 303 -11
315 David Murphy OF TEX 286 -29
316 Colby Lewis SP TEX 324 8
317 Brett Gardner OF NYY 344 27
318 Marco Estrada SP MLW 282 -36
319 Alexei Ramirez SS CHW 285 -34
320 Kyle Lohse SP MLW 323 3
321 Kolten Wong 2B STL 310 -11
322 Michael Pineda SP NYY 298 -24
323 Albert Almora OF CHC 330 7
324 Casey Jannsen RP TOR 331 7
325 Everth Cabrera SS SD 332 7
326 Cody Ross OF ARZ 329 3
327 Domonic Brown OF PHI 394 67
328 Tim Hudson SP ATL 315 -13
329 Michael Wacha SP STL 439 110
330 Brandon McCarthy SP ARZ 290 -40
331 Matt Adams 1B STL 391 60
332 A.J. Griffin SP OAK 335 3
333 Peter Bourjos OF LAA 346 13
334 Will Venable OF SD 354 20
335 Rafael Betancourt RP COL 312 -23
336 David Robertson RP NYY 340 4
337 Drew Smyly SP DET 373 36
338 Jed Lowrie SS OAK 379 41
339 Sergio Romo RP SF 464 125
340 Edinson Volquez SP SD 317 -23
341 Roy Halladay SP PHI 74 -267
342 Justin Ruggiano OF MIA NR N/A
343 Ryan Ludwick OF CIN 287 -56
344 Daniel Murphy 2B NYM 357 13
345 Emilio Bonifacio OF TOR 343 -2
346 Francisco Liriano SP PIT 384 38
347 Kyle Gibson SP MIN 355 8
348 Michael Brantley OF CLE 337 -11
349 Jake Odorizzi SP TB 341 -8
350 Jason Vargas SP LAA 322 -28
351 Wandy Rodriguez SP PIT 381 30
352 Zach Britton SP BAL 318 -34
353 Nolan Reimold OF BAL 359 6
354 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL 356 2
355 Matt Davidson 3B ARZ 342 -13
356 Robbie Erlin SP SD 363 7
357 Dan Straily SP OAK 390 33
358 Joe Ross SP SD 437 79
359 Rafael de Paula SP NYY NR N/A
360 Omar Infante 2B DET 349 -11
361 Chris Young OF OAK 347 -14
362 Jorge De La Rosa SP COL 378 16
363 Scott Baker SP CHC 339 -24
364 James Paxton SP SEA 305 -59
365 Jacob Turner SP MIA 311 -54
366 Kyle Crick SP SF 370 4
367 J.J. Hardy SS BAL 377 10
368 Dorssys Paulino SS CLE 365 -3
369 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA 483 114
370 Mitch Moreland 1B TEX 395 25
371 Ben Revere OF PHI 293 -78
372 Shaun Marcum SP NYM 336 -36
373 Corey Seager 3B LAD 368 -5
374 Adalberto Mondesi SS KC 446 72
375 Alex Rodriguez 3B NYY 369 -6
376 Jarred Cosart RP HOU 392 16
377 Gordon Beckham 2B CHW 321 -56
378 Blake Swihart C BOS 383 5
379 Marco Scutaro SS SF 376 -3
380 Bud Norris SP HOU 380 0
381 Joey Gallo 3B TEX 463 82
382 Adam Dunn 1B CHW 314 -68
383 Michael Choice OF OAK 393 10
384 Jorge Bonifacio OF KC 397 13
385 Luis Heredia SP PIT 364 -21
386 Paul Maholm SP ATL 409 23
387 Ross Detwiler SP WSH 389 2
388 Vernon Wells OF NYY NR N/A
389 Andy Pettitte SP NYY 414 25
390 Manny Banuelos SP NYY 351 -39
391 Logan Morrison OF MIA 358 -33
392 Lucas Duda OF NYM 481 89
393 Ryan Vogelsong SP SF 362 -31
394 Jose Ramirez SP NYY NR N/A
395 Danny Duffy SP KC 402 7
396 Ichiro Suzuki OF NYY 252 -144
397 Carlos Villanueva SP CHC 433 36
398 Jon Jay OF STL 338 -60
399 Garin Cecchini 3B BOS NR N/A
400 Jesse Biddle SP PHI 452 52
401 Scott Kazmir SP CLE NR N/A
402 Lance McCullers Jr SP HOU 404 2
403 Wade Davis SP KC 360 -43
404 Jorge Alfaro C TEX 455 51
405 Lewis Brinson OF TEX 424 19
406 Jhoulys Chacin SP COL 431 25
407 J.P. Arencibia C TOR 422 15
408 A.J. Cole SP WSH 403 -5
409 Zach Lee SP LAD 415 6
410 Jeremy Guthrie SP KC 436 26
411 Clayton Blackburn SP SF 417 6
412 Justin Masterson SP CLE NR N/A
413 Justin Nicolino SP TOR 374 -39
414 Ernesto Frieri RP LAA 497 83
415 Kelly Johnson 2B TB 454 39
416 Andy Dirks OF DET 441 25
417 Jason Grilli RP PIT 461 44
418 Erasmo Ramirez SP SEA 400 -18
419 Courtney Hawkins OF CHW 418 -1
420 Leonys Martin OF TEX 469 49
421 Martin Perez SP TEX 405 -16
422 Chris Capuano SP LAD 361 -61
423 Matthew Wisler SP SD 491 68
424 Blake Snell SP TB 493 69
425 Andrew Bailey RP BOS NR N/A
426 Stryker Trahan C ARZ 419 -7
427 J.R. Graham SP ATL 420 -7
428 A.J. Pierzynski C TEX 423 -5
429 Arodys Vizcaino RP CHC 398 -31
430 Juan Pierre OF MIA 396 -34
431 Jose Berrios SP MIN 430 -1
432 Wilson Ramos C WSH 457 25
433 Ricky Nolasco SP MIA 432 -1
434 Brandon Maurer SP SEA 456 22
435 Ryan Doumit C MIN 458 23
436 Rougned Odor 2B TEX 453 17
437 Kevin Youkilis 3B NYY 467 30
438 Kelvin Herrera RP KC NR N/A
439 Zach McAllister SP CLE 488 49
440 Steve Cishek RP MIA 487 47
441 Rick Porcello SP DET 385 -56
442 Brandon Crawford SS SF NR N/A
443 Richie Shaffer 3B TB 429 -14
444 Brandon League RP LAD 477 33
445 Chris Iannetta C LAA 478 33
446 Tommy Milone SP OAK 444 -2
447 Kyle Kendrick SP PHI NR N/A
448 Brandon Moss 1B OAK NR N/A
449 Chris Stratton SP SF 445 -4
450 Drew Storen RP WSH 496 46
451 Vinnie Pestano RP CLE 407 -44
452 Travis Hafner DH NYY NR N/A
453 Rafael Montero SP NYM NR N/A
454 Brett Jackson OF CHC 443 -11
455 Yunel Escobar SS TB 449 -6
456 Garrett Richards SP LAA 450 -6
457 Wei-Yin Chen SP BAL 451 -6
458 James McDonald SP PIT 427 -31
459 Jose Valverde RP DET NR N/A
460 Didi Gregorius SS ARZ NR N/A
461 Dillon Gee SP NYM 408 -53
462 Drew Pomeranz SP COL 435 -27
463 Andrew Heaney SP MIA 438 -25
464 Michael Young 3B PHI 480 16
465 Jose Campos SP NYY 472 7
466 Felix Doubront SP BOS 434 -32
467 Justin Maxwell OF HOU NR N/A
468 Henry Owens SP BOS NR N/A
469 Gary Brown OF SF 350 -119
470 Grant Balfour RP OAK 462 -8
471 Jason Castro C HOU NR N/A
472 Carlos Ruiz C PHI 465 -7
473 Alex Wood SP ATL NR N/A
474 Marcus Stroman RP TOR 460 -14
475 Bryce Brentz OF BOS 468 -7
476 Mark Buehrle SP TOR 413 -63
477 Alex Avila C DET 459 -18
478 Chad Billingsley SP LAD 326 -152
479 Rajai Davis OF TOR 425 -54
480 Brad Miller SS SEA 440 -40
481 Miguel Almonte SP KC NR N/A
482 David Hernandez RP ARZ 486 4
483 John Lackey SP BOS 484 1
484 Russell Martin C PIT NR N/A
485 Ted Lilly SP LAD 489 4
486 John Buck C NYM NR N/A
487 Maikel Franco 3B PHI NR N/A
488 Nick Travieso SP CIN 495 7
489 Scott Diamond SP MIN 490 1
490 Victor Sanchez SP SEA 499 9
491 Slade Heathcott OF NYY 500 9
492 Juan Francisco 3B ATL NR N/A
493 Felipe Paulino SP KC 485 -8
494 Anthony Ranaudo SP BOS NR N/A
495 Gerardo Parra OF ARZ NR N/A
496 Tyrell Jenkins SP STL 473 -23
497 Travis Wood SP CHC NR N/A
498 Ricky Romero SP TOR 291 -207
499 Kevin Slowey SP MIA NR N/A
500 Kevin Gregg RP CHC NR N/A

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34 comments on “The Top 500 Dynasty League Overall Ranks, May 2013 Update

  1. ryan says:

    I picked up Donaldson during Spring Training after reading your thoughts on him and hve been reaping the benefits ever since. He fits nicely into my CI spot, a quick question though, my current 3rd baseman is Moose but I have been approached about trading Moose for Alvarez straight up. The league is a 14 tm dynasty league thats a 6×6 league that counts OBP and OPS. Thoughts?

    Again thanks for all that you guys do.

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      I still prefer Moustakas to Alvarez. I’ve been at the forefront of the Alvarez hate (with good reason I think). I’m not particularly optimistic on Moustakas, but I still think he’s better than Alvarez long term.

  2. titanzrule32 says:

    It’d be nice to have a list of players who dropped out of your top 500, possibly including their prior ranking if easily accessible.

  3. Matt says:

    Awesome job thanks man

  4. Jon says:

    Thanks for the update. I was interested in seeing how injuries and quick starts had affected them, notably Gomez and Dylan Bundy.

  5. Roger says:

    Is Freeman still a replacement level 1B? Also is Cargo a good comp to Starling Marte? Seems like K’s don’t deter his production.

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      As the guy who was pushing the “Freddie Freeman isn’t any better than a lot of other guys” bandwagon, I’ll own up to the fact that Freddie has been great so far. I still maintain my theory, but he’s obviously doing extremely well and it’s going to be harder to stand that ground. All that said – I think we all acknowledged that in a deep league or dynasty format, Freeman was a very good value and worth far more than replacement level. That type of talk was more for 10-12 team leagues, and he’s been better than I anticipated there as well.

      Once again, I’ve never been a Starling Marte guy. I think he’s gotten off to a great start, but will come back to earth in a big way. It’s been my thought that his approach will drag down all his other abilities, and while it hasn’t thus far…we’re 5 weeks into a long season. Additionally, his stolen base rate is way up and not at all in line with career numbers. I would expect that to regress as well. All that said, if this IS the real Marte, you’re looking at a fantasy monster. You just have to decide if you believe.

  6. RotoLando says:

    Miguel Almonte. What do you like about him? I don’t see a lot about him on the web.

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      I’m a big Miguel Almonte fan, and will be including him in my next batch of deep dive prospects. Jason Parks recently wrote that he saw Almonte in the same discussion as that of fellow Royal Kyle Zimmer. Almonte throws in the mid 90s with some wiggle, and has a monster change up. He’s working on finding a workable breaking ball (throws both, but not much dominance out of either). He’s very raw, but there’s a lot of promise in him. One of my sleepers for sure.

  7. Matt says:

    So now i can trade joey bats for machado this year?

  8. Roger says:

    @Craig Goldstein, when do you think is the right time to move a guy like Choo(31 in july) and Alex Gordon(30 in Feb) in a dynasty, when do you think their skills start to diminish, also if you where proposed Jose Fernandez for Starling Marte in order to then be able to flip Fernandez for Freeman & Buckholz, would you do it? I have David Ortiz at 1B, but have been offered Max Fried & Noah Syndengaard for him, which i could then cover with Freeman. My OF is currently J Upton, A. Gordon and Choo. Marte covers my UTIL spot along with Parra, and have Profar and Rendon waiting in the wings to take over UTIL once they come up.

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      Honestly, Choo and Gordon are the type of guys I expect to age well. I think in dynasty leagues older players are undervalued, PARTICULARLY players like Choo and Gordon who should remain valuable into their mid 30s. I would probably look to move then in their age 34 seasons, as I don’t think they’ll be properly valued until then, if then.

      As to the trade, I hate making trades with the anticipation of trading a guy later, but if it’s something that is already set up, I see where you’re coming from. You’re essentially trading Marte for Freeman/Buchholz, with I would do. I don’t know that I’d move Ortiz for Fried and Syndergaard if I’m contending, but the value is definitely there, though you’re absorbing a TON of risk in two players that are years from the big leagues. That doesn’t mean don’t do it, it just needs to be accounted for. You are going to lose a bit of offense in the Util spot, but you add some nice minors depth, while only downgrading from Ortiz to Freeman and Marte to Parra while adding Buchholz. It all works for me.

  9. Alex says:

    In first in first year dynasty 5×5 by nearly 30 pts. Okay to trade Cutch for Cano? Really only lagging in AVG

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      As far as I’m concerned I’d trade McCutchen for Cano in a second. I don’t want to answer for Bret, but he’s got Cano ahead in his rankings, so I’d guess he would agree.

  10. doog says:

    Thanks for taking the time for this. An invaluable resource.

  11. guru pleaase help me says:

    i give fernandez and cobb and get jose reyes. good deal?

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      I’m not a fan of this deal. Reyes injury history worries me and Fernandez is incredibly valuable in a dynasty with now and future value. Add in Cobb’s value if it’s a deep league? I’d hold.

  12. Alex says:

    Man Addison Russell has been bad. Okay to trade for Yonder?

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      Russell is 19 and playing in Hi-A. He’s also been a little better after a terrible start.There’s no way I’d trade him for Yonder Alonso if you believed in him 6 weeks ago. He’s still a top 10 prospect for me next year.

  13. Matt says:

    Kepler over Mac Williamson?

  14. Chad says:

    Bruce and Votto or Stanton and ALonso? Dynasty league

  15. Fred says:

    any reason or explanation?

  16. poppa wheelie says:

    i have Machado and Longo, not a horrible problem, but we have no UT spot. does MM stick at third? or is JJ Hardy moving for him? i don’t mind having them both for a while, but I can’t waste a roster spot for the next 3 seasons with 1 of them on the bench. do you see Max Fried as a potential ace or more of a 2/3 starter? thanks

    • I think there’s a better than 50/50 chance he gets that eligibility back. And if he does, it will be because Hardy walks next year. As for Fried, I think he’s likely a solid #2 starter, but I will not rule out the potential for him to become an ace down the line.

  17. Snacks says:

    Just found the site, nice, well done.

    I’ve got one immediate question, Hosmer over Rizzo?

    Thanks

  18. Jason says:

    Hi! Out of curiousity, I’m currently in #1 spot for my H2H 12 team, 30 MLB slots, 30 MILB slots, keepers league and looking to widen the distance and also compete for next few immediate years with a bit over half the season left.

    I would say my top 10 MILB players are Taillon, Addison Russell, Carlos Martinez, A. Heaney, Mason WIlliams, Renato Nunez, Jorge Bonifacio, Nomar Mazara, Erik Johnson and Lucas Sims.

    What would be a fair package if possible, for either Miguel Cabrera, Greinke or Weaver? The team that has each of these players isn’t competing at all and looking to sell.

    Thanks!

    • I’d deal that entire farm system if I could get Miggy. If you’re looking for Greinke or Weaver, I’d offer Taillon and Williams. Or if you want to hold onto Taillon, I’d offer Martinez, Williams and a smaller third piece, like Mazara or Nunez.

      • Jason says:

        Haha, thanks for the speedy reply, I forgot one huge minor detail which was the reason why I asked in the first place….if I get MIggy, I only get him for the rest of this season and 2 more years afterwards, since that’s when his current contract ends in our league for good then he heads to FA. Weaver/Greinke only for 4 years.

  19. Sull says:

    Did you guys forget Matt Carpenter?

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