The Top 500 Dynasty League Overall Ranks, July 2013 Update

We’ve now reached the midpoint of the 2013 season. When we last took a look at this list in mid-May, we were still dealing with relatively small sample sizes from both major leaguers and prospects, so there weren’t huge shake ups to the order. This time is a little different. The further into the season we get, the biggest the variance from the preseason list gets. Whether it’s current fantasy superstars like Chris Davis and Yasiel Puig or minor leaguers who have taken legitimate steps forward like Gregory Polanco, Tyler Glasnow and Maikel Franco, we know more now–and with more knowledge comes more trajectory to the risers. The fallers, however, are still subject to similar whims as the first run through. For the most part, only injuries led to precipitous falls in the Top 500. But there are exceptions to every rule, and Ike Davis and Huston Street found this out the hard way.

As with any list like this, it is a snapshot of value at this exact moment. This list would be different if I put it together today and released it tomorrow–that’s just the nature of the beast. However, if you have any questions about values going forward, you can always just ask me. I try to be as accessible as possible, either through Twitter, e-mail or the comments on this site. You all are the reason why I continue to put so much time and effort into this site. So thank you for reading and interacting. You guys are the best.

And now for a couple of disclaimers. First of all, this list is for fantasy purposes only. Also, this list does not include any 2013 draftees–if you want to see how I feel about that crop of prospects, you can check out the Top 40 that I did a few weeks back for more detail. After the signing deadline passes, they will all get incorporated into the list as a group. Finally, the list is meant for a reasonably deep mixed league (15-16 teams) with standard categories, positions and farm systems. The list for a 10-team league would skew a lot more towards the high-upside players and the list for a 20-team league would have a heavier focus on steady players who project to have longer periods of production.

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And now what you came here for, the updated Top 500 list — as of July 1, 2013:

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

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78 comments on “The Top 500 Dynasty League Overall Ranks, July 2013 Update

  1. Stormin' Norman says:

    I’m loving it. Surprised to see Upton and Castro still so high after the last two months they’ve put up. At least Castro is sort of showing signs of turning it around.

    I’d watch out for Franco; even though Parks isn’t convinced, he’s putting up numbers comparable to Sano and if he can keep it up for another half season, it’ll look like much less of a fluke.

    All in all, great list and now it’s time to exploit it as much as possible in my league.

    • Craig Goldstein says:

      Has Parks been down on Franco? I recall him thinking he was a breakout candidate, which he’s certainly been. Not being Sano isn’t a knock on someone.

      • Steve White says:

        Parks recently mentioned on twitter that he really doesn’t like Franco’s setup or “load” before his swing and that it leaves him a bit off balance. Also doesn’t help that he has 20-grade speed.

      • Craig Goldstein says:

        From the offseason write up:

        “Fantasy Future: Has the potential to be an impact bat at the highest level, with plus power potential and a hit tool that should play. Lacks speed and isn’t a great defensive third baseman, but has a chance to stay at the position if the body stays under control.

        The Year Ahead: If Franco brings his swing from last August to the Florida State League in 2013, his prospect status will explode and he could be sitting atop this list in short order. He can generate excellent bat speed and leverage, but he doesn’t always show the best bat control, and better pitchers with better stuff can exploit that kind of a weakness. Franco has an impact bat, but he’s still raw and needs to let the game come to him. He can play fast and loose, and while that might work in the lower minors, a more advanced level will require a more advanced overall approach. This kid could be very good.”

        He was ranked #2 in the Phillies system. I hear what you’re saying but he definitely hasn’t been down on the kid.

      • Stormin' Norman says:

        I didn’t say he was down on him, just not convinced. He even posted a tweet the other day about the swing.

      • Craig Goldstein says:

        My mistake. Sorry for misconstruing!

  2. Mark says:

    Only a small jump for Jason Kipnis? Was figuring it would be bigger with the season he is having combined with his age and shallow position. Also, how soon do you see Profar fulfilling his top 40 potential, and where does he play long term with Texas? Thanks for the hard work, it is such a valuable resource to those of us who love this game.

    • Kipnis is on the rise, but I want to see this for a whole season before giving him a big spike. He had similar fantasy numbers through July 1 last year and then fell apart:

      Apr-Jun 2012: .275 w/ 11 HR & 19 SB
      Apr-Jun 2013: .299 w/ 12 HR & 19 SB

      As far as Profar, I think the performance will come as soon as he’s playing everyday. He’s been impressive thus far without the benefit of consistent playing time.

      • Bryan says:

        Pedroia is 18th on this list, and Kipnis is 73rd. Given the long-term durability concerns regarding second basemen as they enter their 30s, I could easily argue I’d take the three years of youth Kipnis has on his side over the older Pedroia…especially since Kipnis is outproducing Pedroia this season. The gap between the two last year wasn’t significant, even on a per game basis. Either Pedroia should slide down or Kipnis move up (I think the latter).

        Appreciate the rankings, though…especially the depth of them.

  3. Tony says:

    Solid list, Wacha took a large jump but I guess that is not very unexpected. Just curious, for two guys that did not make the list, who would you rank higher, Alex Colome or Jose Alvarez (detroit).

  4. Sull says:

    Guru, it still shows that Myers is with KC

  5. Darren says:

    Haven’t gone through the entire list, but what jumped out at me is Cargo well behind Justin Upton. I have both in a dynasty league and value Cargo higher in the long term. Even if he changes teams.

    • Don’t get too hung up on the difference. The dozen or so guys behind Stanton are all very close in value. Valuing CarGo ahead of Upton is perfectly reasonable – I just happen to prefer Upton.

  6. Steve White says:

    Witht he current state of the SS position, and how SS are in general, I’m surprised Brad Miller is so low. Although I’m assuming with some steady play he could jump quickly, no?

    • I just don’t think his fantasy upside is all that special. Sure, he could hit for average, but I don’t see many HR/SB in his future.

      • Tony says:

        While I agree with this, I am not sure I would rank him below Gregorius. Gregorius has him on defense, but in offensive categories I feel Miller has the upside which typically is more important in fantasy.

      • The risk is that Miller becomes a utility guy. Gregorius’ defense will likely keep him in a starting role unless he completely falls on his face offensively. Miller is pretty good on defense, but he’s no Didi.

      • Tony says:

        Good point, that is one thing that is increasing value in guys like Arenado is that they are not liabilities but actually becoming assets defensively, which keeps them in the lineup.

      • Tony says:

        I have a feeling Brad Miller is going to outrank Franklin at this point next year.

  7. Steve White says:

    So you’re still “buying” Jesus Montero for the long haul?

  8. Will Moller says:

    No Cheslor Cuthbert? Interesting. I’d echo the lack of Colome on here, reliever or no. Olt also seems very low — he’s back to himself post-eye issue: An 88 spot drop based on what appears to have been a momentary issue that is now solved strikes me as draconian.

    • I like Cuthbert, but he’ll need to at least look the part in Double-A for me to start moving him back up. He doesn’t have superstar upside. Colome would have made the next 25 or so, but I don’t think he’s a starter or closer, and there are very few of those guys on the list. He’s more valuable in deeper formats. Then there’s Olt. I guess I didn’t get the memo that he was fixed. The strikeouts, the low average are indicators that he still may not adjust well at the major league level. I still think he’ll be a solid major leaguer, but if his upside is Todd Frazier-esque, how high should be really be, given that level of risk? He’s been passed in the prospect world and he’s not getting any younger. In fact, he’ll be 25 in August. He’s older than Mike Moustakas.

  9. Stephen says:

    This is a fantastic list. I am sure it was a ton of work. I had a couple questions though. I am a little surprised Puig is so high because his BABIP is .500 and he was not top 10 prospect going into June. Did you end up marking him that high because you feel like his tools really might project to top 10 levels long term?

    I also was wondering about the Omission of Geraldo Parra. I know he probably would not go super high but he seems like a fairly skilled young regular. Does he only jump into this list in OBP leagues?

  10. Kevin says:

    I’m having a dilemma with Carlos Correa, since he’s only 19 and likely won’t reach the majors until late 2015 or early 2016. My team has a shot at the title this year and I was considering dropping or trading him to use his spot to help with production this year. However, the 130 ranking has me thinking long and hard about it. Even though he’s younger than Addison Russell and Francisco Lindor, is his ceiling so high that it warrants the 130 spot? It’s really a time value question. 130 just seems so high considering the uncertainty of prospects panning out and having to wait a few years on top of it. But if he ends up being a top 25 player in his prime, then I suppose it’s worth it.

  11. Matt says:

    Big jump for Gregory Polanco, is that just based on a re-evaluation of his upside?

    • It’s a combination of his ceiling increasing a bit, his timetable advancing and his floor rapidly rising. He’s always had this ability, but lots of guys break out in Low-A and don’t follow it up strongly. Polanco is proving he’s not just a pop up guy, but someone with legit holding power.

  12. jonny says:

    great list, thanks again guys. My one question is where is iglesies? im not a huge believer in him at all but hes hitting over .400 through 125 ABs. I know he doesnt have a ton of steals or homers in him and that he will cut that average down alot but he rarely strikes out and at a weak SS position i feel like he could be an average offensive ss which you dont seem to think considering you have roughly 35-40 other shortstops on here

  13. Scott says:

    I noticed no Adam Lind. Obviously I don’t think anyone believes he’s actually this good again but I was somewhat surprised to not see him toward the back 50-100. He’s still only 29. Is that position based or a lack of belief this resurgence is for real?

  14. low slider says:

    Dynasty format. H2h 5×5. U keep 25 out of 36 players on ur roster. I was offered cano for my Puig & eovaldi. Is this an obvious sell high or will Puig b a monster that a dynasty leaguer should not give up?

    • Puig might be a fantasy monster you’d regret trading away, but Cano is kinda that guy now, right? I’d make that deal if you need help at the keystone.

      • low slider says:

        Well I start rendon and carpenter @ 2b & mi and Brad miller ss. Does that constitute needing help in your opinion? I’m guessing so lol

  15. Alex says:

    Love the re-ranks! Thanks for doing this.
    I was curious how Rymer Liriano jumped 36 spots despite being out for the season.

    • It’s a reexamination of my ranking last time. Looking back on it, I didn’t like how much I dropped him due to an injury that should not affect him long-term. So it was a market correction for that.

  16. Clifford says:

    Sorry, but a couple of these rankings just make little to no sense to me. Goldschmidt behind Castro? Really? I know SS is a thin position, but 1B isn’t what it used to be, and Goldy has a chance at being a 35-40 HR/15-20 SB type that hits close to .300. Castro will be lucky to hit .280 with double-digit HR. Also, Adam Jones has been an absolute monster, and he gets moved down a spot? Yet, HanRam has barely played at all and gets moved up 6 spots? I know these are all nit-picking type things, and when you do a list of this magnitude and size, you’re essentially opening yourself up to idiots like myself. Im just curious as to your logic of the Castro ranking(especially in relation to players such as Goldy and Chris Davis) and the Adam Jones ranking. The list, as a whole, is very good though.

    • I’m not bailing on Castro’s upside just because he’s having a rough season. I still believe in him long-term as a guy who can hit for high average with power and steals. I like Goldy a lot, but even with 1B being slightly down as a position, there’s still a lot of fantasy talent there. And Castro, despite Gavin been around longer, is still 2 1-2 years younger than Goldy.

      As far as Hanley, with him healthy, he moves right back up to where he was in the preseason. I’m a big Hanley supporter and think he has a monster second half.

  17. Tony says:

    Keeper league, would you trade Pedro Alvarez for P. Corbin straight up?

    • Kevin says:

      I’d rather have Alvarez. Although it depends on your format – if you get penalized for his strikeouts or average, or if you don’t have a corner infielder spot. Even if he hits .240 over the next 5 years, he’s 26 and he can put up 35-45 HR seasons and there aren’t many players like that. You know what you’re getting with Alvarez. He just went nuts for a month. He could go on a cold spell for the next few weeks, but you know he has another mean streak or two in him this season. At the end of the day, he’ll get his numbers. I like Corbin a lot, but I’d aim higher for someone like Mike Minor or Archie Bradley.

    • Not knowing needs or format, probably not. I like Corbin a lot, but power at 3B is rarer than we thought coming into the year.

  18. Chris Crater says:

    Any reason for Rhymer Liriano’s jump up? Just wondering cause I’m looking for a pickup in my dynasty league and he’s looking like the top available. (I was previously debating between Robert Stephenson and hometown fave Maikel Franco.

  19. Darren24 says:

    How far is Sonny Gray from cracking your top 500?

    Great list, thanks!

    • Thanks! Very, very close. In fact, he was one of the last few names cut from the list. He’s had a very nice bounce back season this year.

      • Darren24 says:

        Thanks. Waiting for yahoo to add him to the database then probably going to put a claim on him in my dynasty league. At the risk of sounding greedy, a top 600 would satisfy those of us in 20 team leagues with ~30 man rosters ;).

      • Darren24 says:

        But yes I’m also well aware of the slippery slope you can venture down in that regard!

  20. jonny says:

    Why still such a believer in heyward?

    • Mike A says:

      I’m not sure of others opinions, but he’s still only 23. And he has a track record of some success at the MLB level already. So, I think it’s reasonable to still believe in his abilities. He was a slow starter last season as well. Perhaps that’s just who he is (?).

  21. Gabriel says:

    Would you trade Lawrie straight up for Wheeler if your third baseman was Machado? Or should I wait for Lawrie to come back and raise his value?

  22. Carl says:

    If this is a Dynasty list of players projected value for the next several years, why is Mo Rivera ranked at all? He will be retired by year end. Speaking of Yankees, why the big jump for Gary Sanchez?

    • Because Rivera is still very valuable this year, and closers are so fungible from season to season anyway. Sanchez keeps rising due to very positive reports both on his bat and his ability to stay behind the plate. He’s turning into a very exciting prospect for fantasy purposes.

  23. Evan says:

    Great work with the rankings and with the site–an indispensable reference. I’m in a newly formed 13-team 6×6 league (OBP instead of AVG, add SLG; K/9 instead of Ks, add INN) with 50 roster spots and 30 keepers per year.

    I’m wondering about your #301 ranking of Lucas Sims. Most of what I’ve read projects him to have 3rd starter upside, and he’s still years away from the majors. Your ranking is much higher than anything else I’ve seen. He’s a free agent in my league–worth a pick-up immediately? What’s influencing your ranking most?

    (To give a sense of what the FA pool looks like: Story, Ramirez, Berrios, and Owens are also available.)

    Thanks!

  24. Mike A says:

    Ouch. Traded Ryan Howard for Cozart in my Deep league (20 x 25) about a month ago because my Jeter was not returning as quickly as I initially anticipated. I was playing the likes of Nick Punto on my roster. That’s quite a drop for Cozart. Especially at the SS position (a hard position to fill IMHO). This is who he has always projected to be, I think (about 75-15-75 hitting between .250 and .275). He’s close to that mark. Why the drop now?

    • Scott says:

      His .270 OBP probably has a lot to do with this. The guy isn’t going to hit for a high average and doesn’t walk at all.

  25. Chris says:

    I love the list. Great work. So my pitching is really strong but I could really use another OF in one of my keeper leagues. I was offered Kevin Gausman and Oswaldo Arcia for Shelby Miller. Thoughts? What is Arcia’s upside?

    Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  26. Matt Perkinssando says:

    I’m shocked to see Plouffe unranked yet Sandoval top 50. Plouffe and Sandoval’s average and OBP are similar but Plouffe has a higher SLG in 50 less at bats. And atm Plouffe has more home runs than Sandoval. Plouffe and Sandoval are also about the same age. Plouffe just turned 27 while Sandoval turns 27 next month. So I can’t see the logic behind ranking Sandoval top 50 yet not ranking Plouffe at all.

  27. jeff says:

    Shocked to see Mike Leake unranked given his age and what #’s hes been able to put through so far this year considering hes only 25.

  28. Adam says:

    How could taijuan walker possibly move down on this list after his performance this year?

    • He’s still pretty high, but despite the performance being impressive, he hasn’t developed his secondary stuff as well as some would like to see at this point. Especially the change. I believe he’ll get there, but if he doesn’t make improvements there, he’s probably either a disappointing starter or a great reliever long-term. We’re a long way off from that bring his destiny though.

  29. Jason says:

    Hey! What are your thoughts on potential trade? I”m in a 12 H2H Dynasty league 15 keepers, 20 major league spots, 30 minor leaguers. Currently in first place but looking to bolster up my pitching staff which has been weaker part of my team. I have Harvey, Zimmerman, Shields, G. Gonzalez, Miller, Dickey, Hector Santiago, Kluber, Stults, S. Miller, Leake, Bumgarner. Would it be worth it for me to trade Hector Santiago (10 year contract) and Carlos Martinez (no contract since I haven’t promoted him) for Mat Latos (7 years left)? If I get him, Id probably use a keeper on him, thoughts?

    • Yes I’d do that, but it sounds like pitching isn’t a weakness for you. And is Hector Santiago really on a 10-year deal? Wow.

      • Jason says:

        Haha, it could potentially go up to 10 years, but I just picked him up off waivers, so it was sweet :D. Thanks for taking the time to reply! :D Also, wondering what your thoughts are on Miguel Almonte and Ceiling/Risk?

  30. Matt says:

    So I have Buxton. In first this year, need a SP and maybe a bat.

    What you think of these trades.

    Buxton or Myers for Sale

    Buxton and Starlin for Tulo

    Thank you

  31. Zack says:

    In a 12-team H2H point league that doesn’t count Ks for hitters, with a custom salary structure (but draft not auction)… I am tied for 1st with a fairly inferior team to the team I’m tied with. We keep 5 players with salary constraints, and one rookie who can be set to a low salary the following season. I have Puig and Archer as rookies already, also have Arenado and Sano. We can make trades in the offseason, but Archer and Puig are also low salary, so could be kept as normal players instead of rookies. Current 3Bs are Ryan Zimmmerman and Kyle Seager (also manning 2B ahead of Utley currently). We don’t start CI, just a normal lineup + 1 UTIL spot.

    Question is this: If you needed to drop one of Arenado and Sano, with 50% focus on winning this year and 50% focus on having trade chips in the offseason/building for the future, Which do you drop? What is the difference in ceiling between Sano and Arenado? I don’t see either of these guys contributing meaningfully this year. Is Arenado a top-15 3B in 2014, and is Sano in the big leagues in 2014?

  32. Will says:

    I got offered Ryu, Skaggs, Pedro Alvarez, Buxton for Derek Holland and Chris Sale in a 10 team dynasty roto… accept?

  33. First year of a dynasty league my keepers are currently David Wright, Chris Davis, Adam Jones, Jose Reyes, Yasiel Puig, and Jose Fernandez. What I can’t decide is whether to keep Upton instead of Wright(we can keep 1 player from rounds 1-3 and Reyes was dropped!). Why is Upton so high? Thanks

  34. Also, why so low on Julio Teheran? I personally see him as a perennial 15/3.25/200 guy.

  35. Darren24 says:

    So when’s that mid August list coming out?

    • January. Had the option to half-ass it and speed through a ranking last week and decided against it. I don’t half ass things, I whole ass things. Patience will be rewarded in the off-season.

  36. Frank Tank says:

    My biggest problem with rankings that mix minor and major league players is it needs to be based on what you think these players will be in the primes and say target out 3-5 years. I’d honestly consider Buxton a top 10 player NOW in a dynasty league as far as how much value I think he should have since I think he is a lock to be a 30/30 type player in the majors in his prime. However a player like Profar I do not see as much more than an everyday solid SS/2B but with some limited fantasy baseball upside. Certainly not more fantasy upside that players like Harvey, Price, Craig, Scherzer, etc. However if you think Baez could be a 30 HR SS, then he may deserve to be in the top 50. When you weigh these factors you need to weigh their potential projected tools and not where they rank within Baseball America’s prospect rankings. Their rankings are based on much more than just offense, hence why Profar was the #1 prospect.

    Josh Johnson at 110? Why is Rivera even on a Dynasty league ranking? A-Rod/Halladay, etc. ahead of youngster stars like Andrelton Simmons is laughable. It would be easier to just unrank anyone over 35 years of old unless they are producing at such a high rate and have years left on their current deal.

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