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The Top 500 Dynasty League Players – July 2017

The Sunday before the All-Star Game is symbolic for two very different reasons. At it’s simplest, it’s the end of the first “half” of the season and the agreed-upon time to reflect and digest what we have been given over the last three-plus months by the baseball gods. It’s an endpoint. Yet it’s also the day of the Futures Game, which is a glimpse of what’s to come.

And while the latter can certainly be more enticing, it’s easy to get carried away. With every screwball from Brent Honeywell or sweet swing from Brendan Rodgers, it gets easier and easier to slide them further up the list. Yet, we all know that prospects fail. Good prospects fail. Non-elite prospects become superstars. So the courage of convictions are great when the courage is warranted. When it’s not, well, we’re still waiting on Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Byron Buxton to live up to their full potential.

The disclaimers are known at this point. Assume a 16-team, standard 5×5 league with a separate farm system and you’ll be fine. The one thing that is a bit of a change from recent lists though is the affect of the nature of baseball this year—and really just an extension of previous years as well. Slugging percentage in baseball has gone up 40 points since 2017, while batting average has stayed relatively steady and stolen bases have gone down. This means power hitters are less valuable, almost full stop. On the other side of the spectrum, strikeouts and ERA continue to go up. That means elite pitchers become more valuable.

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Onto the list. Five-hundred strong once again.

Rank Player Pos Tm Prev Rk Change
1 Mike Trout OF LAA 1 0
2 Bryce Harper OF WAS 2 0
3 Mookie Betts OF BOS 3 0
4 Carlos Correa SS HOU 5 1
5 Kris Bryant 3B CHN 4 -1
6 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 7 1
7 Paul Goldschmidt 1B ARI 10 3
8 Trea Turner 2B WAS 17 9
9 Manny Machado SS BAL 6 -3
10 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 8 -2
11 Corey Seager SS LAD 9 -2
12 Clayton Kershaw SP LAD 11 -1
13 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 12 -1
14 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 28 14
15 Miguel Sano 3B MIN 31 16
16 George Springer OF HOU 24 8
17 Max Scherzer SP WAS 26 9
18 Starling Marte OF PIT 14 -4
19 Joey Votto 1B CIN 29 10
20 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 20 0
21 Noah Syndergaard SP NYM 19 -2
22 Chris Sale SP BOS 33 11
23 Anthony Rendon 3B WAS 42 19
24 Giancarlo Stanton OF MIA 23 -1
25 Charlie Blackmon OF COL 30 5
26 Josh Donaldson 3B TOR 15 -11
27 Andrew Benintendi OF BOS 37 10
28 Aaron Judge OF NYY 218 190
29 Madison Bumgarner SP SFG 22 -7
30 J.D. Martinez OF DET 39 9
31 Nomar Mazara OF TEX 34 3
32 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 13 -19
33 Gary Sanchez C NYY 57 24
34 Yoan Moncada 3B CHW 36 2
35 Christian Yelich OF MIA 21 -14
36 Corey Kluber SP CLE 40 4
37 Jacob deGrom SP NYM 58 21
38 Daniel Murphy 2B WAS 43 5
39 Gregory Polanco OF PIT 16 -23
40 Billy Hamilton OF CIN 53 13
41 Cody Bellinger OF LAD 198 157
42 Miguel Cabrera 1B DET 18 -24
43 Robinson Cano 2B SEA 32 -11
44 A.J. Pollock OF ARI 41 -3
45 Michael Conforto OF NYM 146 101
46 Kyle Seager 3B SEA 25 -21
47 Buster Posey C SFN 45 -2
48 Victor Robles OF WAS 74 26
49 Marcell Ozuna OF MIA 73 24
50 Alex Bregman 3B HOU 51 1
51 Ryan Braun OF MIL 46 -5
52 Dee Gordon 2B MIA 62 10
53 Justin Upton OF DET 67 14
54 Yu Darvish SP TEX 54 0
55 Brendan Rodgers SS COL 71 16
56 Amed Rosario SS NYM 83 27
57 Yoenis Cespedes OF NYM 44 -13
58 Wil Myers 1B SDN 63 5
59 Andrew McCutchen OF PIT 38 -21
60 Rafael Devers 3B BOS 87 27
61 Kenley Jansen RP LAD 88 27
62 Kyle Schwarber OF CHC 35 -27
63 Jon Lester SP CHC 59 -4
64 Stephen Strasburg SP WAS 61 -3
65 Jose Abreu 1B CHW 64 -1
66 Dansby Swanson SS ATL 52 -14
67 Chris Archer SP TAM 89 22
68 Byron Buxton OF MIN 48 -20
69 Rougned Odor 2B TEX 56 -13
70 Carlos Martinez SP STL 84 14
71 Ronald Acuna OF ATL 181 110
72 Ian Desmond OF COL 109 37
73 Gerrit Cole SP PIT 81 8
74 Carlos Carrasco SP CLE 69 -5
75 Clint Frazier OF NYY 104 29
76 Javier Baez SS CHC 70 -6
77 Edwin Encarnacion 1B CLE 76 -1
78 Jake Lamb 3B ARI 244 166
79 Eloy Jimenez OF CHC 108 29
80 Zack Greinke SP ARI 106 -14
81 Justin Turner 3B LAD 96 15
82 Dallas Keuchel SP HOU 151 69
83 Kyle Tucker OF HOU 208 125
84 Brian Dozier 2B MIN 90 6
85 David Price SP BOS 60 -25
86 David Dahl OF COL 50 -36
87 Lorenzo Cain OF KCR 110 23
88 Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 95 7
89 Johnny Cueto SP SFN 55 -34
90 Nelson Cruz OF SEA 82 -8
91 Jameson Taillon SP PIT 133 42
92 Jake Arrieta SP CHC 47 -45
93 Jose Ramirez 3B CLE 163 70
94 Yasmani Grandal C LAD 97 3
95 Khris Davis OF OAK 100 5
96 Lance McCullers SP HOU 174 78
97 Jonathan Villar SS MIL 27 -70
98 Willson Contreras C CHC 85 -13
99 Jean Segura SS SEA 116 17
100 Gleyber Torres SS NYY 162 62
101 Ian Happ 2B CHC 241 140
102 Craig Kimbrel RP BOS 144 42
103 Jose Berrios SP MIN 248 145
104 Elvis Andrus SS TEX 153 49
105 Addison Russell SS CHC 49 -56
106 Franklin Barreto SS OAK 168 62
107 Matt Carpenter 2B STL 114 7
108 Raimel Tapia OF COL 140 32
109 Joc Pederson OF LAD 130 21
110 Carlos Rodon SP CHW 119 9
111 Nick Senzel 3B CIN 121 10
112 Josh Bell 1B PIT 147 35
113 Sean Manaea SP OAK 142 29
114 Marcus Stroman SP TOR 173 59
115 Vladimir Guerrero Jr 3B TOR 270 155
116 Jose Quintana SP CHW 94 -22
117 Jason Kipnis 2B CLE 92 -25
118 Zach Britton RP BAL 102 -16
119 Stephen Piscotty OF STL 77 -42
120 Tim Anderson SS CHW 78 -42
121 Cole Hamels SP TEX 105 -16
122 Yasiel Puig OF LAD 156 34
123 Bradley Zimmer OF CLE 263 140
124 James Paxton SP SEA 183 59
125 Eric Hosmer 1B KCR 126 1
126 Adrian Beltre 3B TEX 113 -13
127 Michael Fulmer SP DET 141 14
128 Ryan Zimmerman 1B WAS 438 310
129 Wade Davis RP CHC 145 16
130 Alex Wood SP LAD 426 296
131 Evan Longoria 3B TAM 66 -65
132 Trevor Story SS COL 75 -57
133 Roberto Osuna RP TOR 152 19
134 Brandon Belt 1B SFG 127 -7
135 Carlos Gonzalez OF COL 68 -67
136 Joey Gallo 3B TEX 148 12
137 Nick Williams OF PHI 154 17
138 Jonathan Lucroy C TEX 80 -58
139 Starlin Castro 2B NYY 179 40
140 Alex Reyes SP STL 197 57
141 Chris Owings SS ARI 357 216
142 Odubel Herrera OF PHI 103 -39
143 Jedd Gyorko SS STL 353 210
144 Maikel Franco 3B PHI 91 -53
145 Francisco Mejia C CLE 295 150
146 Sonny Gray SP OAK 189 43
147 Jose Peraza SS CIN 135 -12
148 Andrew Miller RP CLE 169 21
149 Jonathan Schoop 2B BAL 166 17
150 Lewis Brinson OF MIL 155 5
151 Corey Dickerson OF TAM 242 91
152 Michael Brantley OF CLE 171 19
153 Mike Moustakas 3B KCR 158 5
154 Juan Soto OF WAS 294 140
155 Ian Kinsler 2B DET 117 -38
156 Masahiro Tanaka SP NYY 115 -41
157 Robbie Ray SP ARI 251 94
158 Luis Robert OF CHW NR N/A
159 Jon Gray SP COL 193 34
160 Todd Frazier 3B CHW 131 -29
161 Austin Meadows OF PIT 86 -75
162 Francis Martes SP HOU 240 78
163 Adam Jones OF BAL 123 -40
164 Matt Kemp OF ATL 157 -7
165 Kyle Hendricks SP CHC 98 -67
166 JT Realmuto C MIA 211 45
167 Danny Salazar SP CLE 134 -33
168 Nick Castellanos 3B DET 122 -46
169 Steven Matz SP NYM 182 13
170 Aaron Sanchez SP TOR 120 -50
171 Keon Broxton OF MIL 209 38
172 Ken Giles RP HOU 219 47
173 Joe Ross SP WAS 205 32
174 Manuel Margot OF SDP 214 40
175 Kolten Wong 2B STL 216 41
176 Eric Thames OF MIL 320 144
177 Danny Duffy SP KCR 165 -12
178 Brandon Drury 2B ARI 237 59
179 Adam Duvall OF CIN 365 186
180 Justin Verlander SP DET 93 -87
181 Carlos Santana 1B CLE 118 -63
182 Hunter Renfroe OF SDP 190 8
183 Jose Bautista OF TOR 137 -46
184 Edwin Diaz RP SEA 170 -14
185 Zack Collins C CHW 200 15
186 Michael Taylor OF WAS NR N/A
187 Eduardo Rodriguez SP BOS 290 103
188 Hanley Ramirez 1B BOS 79 -109
189 Salvador Perez C KCR 223 34
190 Raul Mondesi 2B KCR 210 20
191 Jorge Mateo SS NYY 159 -32
192 Dustin Pedroia 2B BOS 138 -54
193 David Robertson RP CHW 192 -1
194 Adam Eaton OF WAS 72 -122
195 Ender Inciarte OF ATL 245 50
196 Raisel Iglesias RP CIN 325 129
197 Alex Colome RP TAM 220 23
198 Luis Severino SP NYY 397 199
199 Lucas Duda 1B NYM 272 73
200 Brent Honeywell SP TAM 234 34
201 Cody Allen RP CLE 129 -72
202 Josh Harrison 2B PIT 269 67
203 J.P. Crawford SS PHI 112 -91
204 Mark Trumbo OF BAL 101 -103
205 Dexter Fowler OF STL 204 -1
206 Leodys Tavares OF TEX 293 87
207 Neil Walker 2B NYM 191 -16
208 Eduardo Nunez SS SFG 285 77
209 DJ LeMahieu 2B COL 107 -102
210 Yangervis Solarte 3B SDP 296 86
211 Michael Wacha SP STL 288 77
212 Brendan McKay ?? TAM NR N/A
213 Keston Hiura 2B MIL NR N/A
214 Justin Bour 1B MIA 389 175
215 Chris Davis 1B BAL 111 -104
216 Mitch Haniger OF SEA 414 198
217 Sean Newcomb SP ATL 379 162
218 Felix Hernandez SP SEA 160 -58
219 Justin Smoak 1B TOR NR N/A
220 Julio Teheran SP ATL 128 -92
221 Kevin Kiermaier OF TAM 258 37
222 Avisail Garcia OF CHW NR N/A
223 Tyler Skaggs SP LAA 236 13
224 Mitch Keller SP PIT 261 37
225 Travis Shaw 3B MIL 419 194
226 Yulieski Gurriel 3B HOU 195 -31
227 Jay Bruce OF NYM 257 30
228 Josh Reddick OF HOU 302 74
229 Ryan McMahon 3B COL 337 108
230 Blake Snell SP TBR 177 -53
231 Ryon Healy 3B OAK 330 99
232 Kenta Maeda SP LAD 132 -100
233 Corey Ray OF MIL 187 -46
234 Aaron Nola SP PHI 143 -91
235 Kyle Lewis OF SEA 231 -4
236 Royce Lewis SS MIN NR N/A
237 Ben Zobrist 2B CHC 180 -57
238 Aaron Hicks OF NYY NR N/A
239 Max Kepler OF MIN 184 -55
240 Julio Urias SP LAD 65 -175
241 Ozzie Albies 2B ATL 243 2
242 Jackie Bradley Jr. OF BOS 150 -92
243 Mackenzie Gore SP SDP NR N/A
244 Hunter Greene SP CIN NR N/A
245 Blake Rutherford OF NYY 232 -13
246 Yasmany Tomas OF ARI 229 -17
247 Cameron Maybin OF LAA 402 155
248 Ryan Mountcastle SS BAL NR N/A
249 Mike Clevinger SP CLE NR N/A
250 Mark Melancon RP SFG 125 -125
251 Willy Adames SS TAM 207 -44
252 Rick Porcello SP BOS 161 -91
253 Lucas Giolito SP CHW 139 -114
254 Josh Hader SP MIL 252 -2
255 Derek Fisher OF HOU 399 144
256 Shin-Soo Choo OF TEX 274 18
257 Jason Groome SP BOS 222 -35
258 Aaron Altherr OF PHI NR N/A
259 Kevin Gausman SP BAL 172 -87
260 A.J. Puk SP OAK 307 47
261 Greg Holland RP COL NR N/A
262 Didi Gregorius SS NYY 351 89
263 Isan Diaz SS MIL 224 -39
264 Bo Bichette SS TOR NR N/A
265 Cesar Hernandez 2B PHI 479 214
266 Mickey Moniak OF PHI 230 -36
267 Michael Pineda SP NYY 278 11
268 Drew Pomeranz SP BOS 249 -19
269 Adam Haseley OF PHI NR N/A
270 Wilson Ramos C TAM 250 -20
271 Matt Harvey SP NYM 99 -172
272 Seung-hwan Oh RP STL 149 -123
273 Garrett Richards SP LAA 235 -38
274 Tyler Glasnow SP PIT 206 -68
275 Kole Calhoun OF LAA 188 -87
276 Vince Velasquez SP PHI 175 -101
277 Dylan Bundy SP BAL 273 -4
278 Ketel Marte SS ARI 178 -100
279 Carter Kieboom SS WAS NR N/A
280 Alex Cobb SP TAM 281 1
281 Yadier Alvarez SP LAD 221 -60
282 David Peralta OF ARI 329 47
283 Kevin Maitan SS ATL 319 36
284 Rich Hill SP LAD 194 -90
285 Steven Souza OF TAM 349 64
286 Michael Kopech SP CHW 280 -6
287 Jason Heyward OF CHC 238 -49
288 Ervin Santana SP MIA 477 189
289 Scott Schebler OF CIN NR N/A
290 Taijuan Walker SP ARI 202 -88
291 Carlos Gomez OF TEX 298 7
292 Jeff Samardzija SP SFG 265 -27
293 Walker Buehler SP LAD 495 202
294 Jorge Alfaro C PHI 217 -77
295 Kyle Wright SP ATL NR N/A
296 Jake Odorizzi SP TAM 201 -95
297 Trevor Bauer SP CLE 305 8
298 Zack Cozart SS CIN 439 141
299 Josh Naylor 1B SDP 447 148
300 Robert Gsellman SP NYM 203 -97
301 Kolby Allard SP ATL 436 135
302 Sixto Sanchez SP PHI NR N/A
303 Anderson Espinoza SP SDP 239 -64
304 Travis d’Arnaud C NYM 253 -51
305 Austin Beck OF OAK NR N/A
306 Logan Morrison 1B TBR NR N/A
307 Matt Adams OF ATL NR N/A
308 Brian McCann C HOU 262 -46
309 A.J. Reed 1B HOU 255 -54
310 Jeren Kendall OF LAD NR N/A
311 Orlando Arcia SS MIL 382 71
312 Alex Verdugo OF LAD 369 57
313 Jorge Soler OF KCR 213 -100
314 Dan Vogelbach 1B SEA 228 -86
315 Kelvin Herrera RP KCR 246 -69
316 Jesse Winker OF CIN 291 -25
317 A.J. Ramos RP MIA 260 -57
318 Jahmai Jones OF LAA 368 50
319 Curtis Granderson OF NYM 286 -33
320 Triston McKenzie SP CLE 387 67
321 Jordan Montgomery SP NYY NR N/A
322 Fernando Tatis Jr SS SDP 427 105
323 Lourdes Gurriel 2B TOR 287 -36
324 Jacob Faria SP TBR NR N/A
325 Troy Tulowitzki SS TOR 136 -189
326 Evan Gattis C HOU 124 -202
327 Melky Cabrera OF CHW 358 31
328 Brett Phillips OF MIL 297 -31
329 Devin Mesoraco C CIN 327 -2
330 Hunter Pence OF SFG 164 -166
331 Ivan Nova SP PIT 352 21
332 Greg Bird 1B NYY 254 -78
333 Brett Gardner OF NYY 370 37
334 Gio Gonzalez SP WAS 431 97
335 Scott Kingery 2B PHI NR N/A
336 Franklyn Kilome SP PHI 316 -20
337 Russell Martin C TOR 268 -69
338 Chris Taylor 2B LAD NR N/A
339 Tommy Joseph 1B PHI 267 -72
340 Lance Lynn SP STL 339 -1
341 Mike Foltynewicz SP ATL 326 -15
342 Kevin Pillar OF TOR 360 18
343 Jeff Hoffman SP COL 411 68
344 Asdrubal Cabrera SS NYM 247 -97
345 Adrian Morejon SP SDP 412 67
346 Chance Sisco C BAL 350 4
347 Yohander Mendez SP TEX 332 -15
348 Randal Grichuk OF STL 314 -34
349 Yonder Alonso 1B OAK NR N/A
350 Zack Wheeler SP NYM 366 16
351 Matt Manning SP DET 410 59
352 Forrest Whitley SP HOU 415 63
353 Willie Calhoun 2B LAD 317 -36
354 Blake Swihart C BOS 226 -128
355 Devon Travis 2B TOR 186 -169
356 Jacoby Ellsbury OF NYY 313 -43
357 Cal Quantrill SP SDP 304 -53
358 Anthony DeSclafani SP CIN 259 -99
359 Wilmer Flores 3B NYM 342 -17
360 Jayson Werth OF WAS 385 25
361 Eugenio Suarez 3B CIN 372 11
362 Jo Adell OF LAA NR N/A
363 Pavin Smith 1B ARI NR N/A
364 Daniel Norris SP DET 354 -10
365 Nick Gordon SS MIN 355 -10
366 Domingo Santana OF MIL 334 -32
367 Corey Knebel RP MIL NR N/A
368 Anthony Alford OF TOR 361 -7
369 Magneuris Sierra OF STL NR N/A
370 Mark Reynolds 1B COL NR N/A
371 Welington Castillo C BAL 324 -47
372 Brandon McCarthy SP LAD 497 125
373 Trey Mancini 1B BAL 433 60
374 Matt Holliday OF NYY 425 51
375 Michael Chavis 3B BOS NR N/A
376 Dellin Betances RP NYY 331 -45
377 Anderson Tejeda SS TEX 383 6
378 Matt Moore SP SFG 225 -153
379 Cody Reed SP CIN 271 -108
380 Erick Fedde SP WAS 417 37
381 Tyler Wade SS NYY NR N/A
382 Brad Miller SS TBR 167 -215
383 Fernando Rodney RP ARI 394 11
384 Sandy Alcantara SP STL 333 -51
385 Tanner Roark SP WAS 299 -86
386 Rhys Hoskins 1B PHI NR N/A
387 Jerad Eickhoff SP PHI 282 -105
388 Andrew Heaney SP LAA 345 -43
389 Jaime Garcia SP ATL 440 51
390 Thomas Szapucki SP NYM 409 19
391 Alex Jackson C ATL NR N/A
392 Marco Estrada SP TOR 344 -48
393 John Lackey SP CHC 266 -127
394 Leury Garcia OF CHW NR N/A
395 Mallex Smith OF TAM 400 5
396 Cam Bedrosian RP LAA 356 -40
397 Shane Baz SP PIT NR N/A
398 Zach Davies SP MIL 318 -80
399 Bobby Bradley 1B CLE 437 38
400 Lucas Erceg 3B MIL 328 -72
401 Jarrod Dyson OF SEA 446 45
402 Mitch Moreland 1B BOS 388 -14
403 Cristian Pache OF ATL NR N/A
404 Adonis Medina SP PHI NR N/A
405 Brad Peacock SP HOU NR N/A
406 Reynaldo Lopez SP CHW 292 -114
407 Logan Warmoth SS TOR NR N/A
408 Mauricio Dubon SS MIL NR N/A
409 Jimmy Nelson SP MIL NR N/A
410 Martin Prado 3B MIA 336 -74
411 Addison Reed RP NYM NR N/A
412 Chase Anderson SP MIL NR N/A
413 Tom Murphy C COL 275 -138
414 Chance Adams SP NYY NR N/A
415 Alec Hansen SP CHW 460 45
416 Jorge Polanco SS MIN 441 25
417 Jason Vargas SP KCR NR N/A
418 Bubba Thompson OF LAD NR N/A
419 Cole Tucker SS PIT NR N/A
420 Joe Panik 2B SFG 306 -114
421 Patrick Corbin SP ARI 396 -25
422 Brandon Phillips 2B ATL 373 -49
423 Jorge Ona OF SDP 406 -17
424 Mike Zunino C SEA 448 24
425 Mike Leake SP STL 461 36
426 Estevan Florial OF NYY NR N/A
427 Logan Forsythe 2B LAD 176 -251
428 Aledmys Diaz SS STL 185 -243
429 J.A. Happ SP TOR 346 -83
430 Matt Shoemaker SP LAA 335 -95
431 Collin McHugh SP HOU 338 -93
432 Greg Allen OF CLE 375 -57
433 Albert Almora OF CHC 347 -86
434 Marcus Semien SS OAK 256 -178
435 Francisco Liriano SP TOR 301 -134
436 Matt Wieters C WAS 343 -93
437 Mike Soroka SP ATL NR N/A
438 Jim Johnson RP ATL NR N/A
439 Evan White OF SEA NR N/A
440 Rowdy Tellez 1B TOR 283 -157
441 Adrian Gonzalez 1B LAD 233 -208
442 Zack Godley SP ARI NR N/A
443 Jurickson Profar 3B TEX 196 -247
444 Tyson Ross SP TEX 374 -70
445 Brandon Kintzler RP MIN NR N/A
446 Nick Pratto OF KCR NR N/A
447 Archie Bradley RP ARI 390 -57
448 Jed Lowrie 2B OAK NR N/A
449 Tyler O’Neill OF SEA 264 -185
450 Eddie Rosario OF MIN NR N/A
451 Felipe Rivero RP PIT NR N/A
452 Dan Straily SP MIA 486 34
453 Lonnie Chisenhall 3B CLE NR N/A
454 Monte Harrison OF MIL NR N/A
455 Jose De Leon SP TAM 310 -145
456 Dom Smith 1B NYM 363 -93
457 Danny Valencia 3B SEA NR N/A
458 Carlos Beltran OF HOU 395 -63
459 Brandon Maurer RP SDP 340 -119
460 Tim Beckham SS TBR NR N/A
461 Andrelton Simmons SS LAA NR N/A
462 Yordan Alvarez OF HOU NA N/A
463 Albert Pujols 1B LAA 212 -251
464 Amir Garrett SP CIN 303 -161
465 Ben Gamel OF SEA NR N/A
466 Dylan Cozens OF PHI 423 -43
467 Jose Reyes 3B NYM 371 -96
468 Luis Valbuena 3B LAA 449 -19
469 Andrew Toles OF LAD 432 -37
470 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LAD 499 29
471 Matt Chapman 3B OAK 454 -17
472 Jesus Sanchez OF TBR NR N/A
473 Chris Devenski RP HOU NR N/A
474 Mike Fiers SP HOU 485 11
475 Miguel Andujar 3B NYY NR N/A
476 Wei-Yin Chen SP MIA 444 -32
477 Joshua Lowe 3B TAM 467 -10
478 Jose Urena SP MIA NR N/A
479 Tyler Chatwood SP COL NR N/A
480 Nick Markakis OF ATL NR N/A
481 Andres Gimenez SS NYM 498 17
482 Matt Davidson 3B CHW NR N/A
483 Justin Wilson RP DET NR N/A
484 Jake Bauers OF TAM 442 -42
485 Jharel Cotton SP OAK NR N/A
486 Dinelson Lamet SP SDP NR N/A
487 Scooter Gennett 2B CIN NR N/A
488 Yusniel Diaz OF LAD 401 -87
489 Keone Kela RP TEX NR N/A
490 Matt Andriese SP TBR NR N/A
491 Matt Thaiss 1B LAA 308 -183
492 Chad Kuhl SP PIT NR N/A
493 Adam Frazier OF PIT NR N/A
494 Delino Deshields OF TEX NR N/A
495 Jeurys Familia RP NYM 227 -268
496 German Marquez SP COL NR N/A
497 Alex Gordon OF KCR 289 -208
498 Shelby Miller SP ARI 405 -93
499 Kyle Freeland SP COL NR N/A
500 Brian Goodwin OF WAS NR N/A

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52 Comments

  1. July 10, 2017 at 8:31 am — Reply

    boom!

  2. Pablo
    July 10, 2017 at 8:35 am — Reply

    Quick question about Domingo Santana – I see he went down since the pre-season, but he’s put up pretty good numbers and established himself as a fixture in the Brewer’s OF. Is there something else you are seeing that warranted dropping him?

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:10 pm — Reply

      I don’t think he’s necessarily established himself as anything. The Brewers have more OF talent coming and his numbers have been inflated by AVG/SB contributions that I don’t see continuing.

  3. Brad
    July 10, 2017 at 8:56 am — Reply

    So I have to ask…. you seemed like one of the few remaining McCutchen supporters out there who was really sticking with him…. and after having a monster first half, he got dropped 20 spots? I know there’s a fair amount of people jumping up over him, but this doesn’t make sense to me. Thanks for any insights!

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:08 pm — Reply

      He has been on quite a tear, but he’s also not getting any younger, so you would naturally expect anyone on the wrong side of 30 to slide down the list with each iteration. Also, the spike in power did shift him down a few extra spots since this version of him would have been more valuable 2-3 years ago. But yes, he’s still good.

      • Brad
        July 12, 2017 at 10:37 am — Reply

        Thanks, this all makes sense to me.

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  5. Marc
    July 10, 2017 at 9:51 am — Reply

    Where would Otani rank?

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:13 pm — Reply

      If we assume he’s actually coming over after the 2017 season, he’d likely be in the 65-75 range. However, that’s not the safest assumption to make. That said, given his upside, he’d probably slide into the 80-90 range given the uncertainty of the timetable.

  6. Andrew Gephardt
    July 10, 2017 at 10:22 am — Reply

    I figured Judge would be top 5. Still not a believer?

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:16 pm — Reply

      There’s plenty of middle ground in your question. Why should be be a top-5 dynasty player right now? He’s been good for three months and has a .426 BABIP. Plus, he’s already 25 years old. He made a huge (and well-deserved) jump, but there’s not nearly the track record to get him into the top-10 let alone the top-5.

      • Andrew Gephardt
        July 12, 2017 at 4:26 pm — Reply

        Makes sense. Gotta say, it was pretty cool that my comment was referenced on the podcast 🙂

  7. Jeremy Behrens
    July 10, 2017 at 10:32 am — Reply

    Love the list but Domingo Santana (age 24)(number 15 ESPN player rater OF) is not a top 100 dynasty OF? He actually dropped 32 overall spots since pre-season… seems a little odd. Do you expect him to get squeezed out of the Brewers OF or something?

    • Ryan
      July 11, 2017 at 9:26 am — Reply

      Haha that is absurd. I love Dynasty Guru (and these rankings specifically), and greatly appreciate the work that goes into them. However, Santana at 366 is hilariously bad… like you said, it makes zero sense that a 24 year old guy with tons of potential who is doing great in 2017 drops 32 spots…

  8. Matt
    July 10, 2017 at 11:39 am — Reply

    Billy Hamilton over Cody Bellinger? How?

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm — Reply

      Steals over power. It’s a scarcity thing.

    • Andrew
      July 13, 2017 at 12:28 pm — Reply

      Not knocking the rankings or methodology, because a lot of people still play 5×5, but this ranking feels like flashing neon proof that fantasy needs to move away from baseball card numbers. Billy Hamilton is an awful offensive player. One of the worst. Just truly a terrible, terrible hitter. And we know that stolen bases aren’t actually valuable to the outcome of a baseball game. So he’s a bad hitter and the one offensive skill he doesn’t have isn’t worth that much, yet here he is, a top-40 player. That, to me, is indicative of a busted game.

      • Will
        July 13, 2017 at 3:07 pm — Reply

        I don’t understand why 5X5 is still popular. It is a terrible way to evaluate talent and production and makes for a gimmicky fantasy game. Still love these free rankings that smart people spend hours on!

  9. DS
    July 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    Marte over Lindor…. [removes site from RSS feed]

  10. Sean
    July 10, 2017 at 5:21 pm — Reply

    YES, Jharel Cotton!!! (I’m also choosing 383 as the point at which anyone below must be hated)

  11. Nick
    July 11, 2017 at 2:38 am — Reply

    No wonder this site doesn’t get much respect and, I imagine, traffic. In this day in age, you’ve got to actually engage the commentators. Especially when you put out quite a few questionable rankings. Want people to read it and keep coming back for “advice”, how about you back some of these up?

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:34 pm — Reply

      Hi “Nick”.

      • Nick
        July 11, 2017 at 7:52 pm — Reply

        Hello there. I’m glad to see that you let this comment through, and more so, that you’ve chimed in on some of the critiques. I wasn’t trying to be a troll, and I hardly post on these sites, but it has always bothered me that I never notice any reply comments on these posts.

        • July 11, 2017 at 10:15 pm — Reply

          I can’t speak for all of the other authors, but I try to get to as many of the Top 500 comments as I can. Problem is that my app wasn’t working yesterday, which was just awesome timing.

  12. Dan
    July 11, 2017 at 12:35 pm — Reply

    Is Lo Cain completely out of the T500 now? I believe he was #80 something preseason?

  13. Dan
    July 11, 2017 at 12:38 pm — Reply

    my bad, please delete, it was a sorting error on my part

  14. Sam
    July 11, 2017 at 1:58 pm — Reply

    machado’s bad first half puts him down three spots…. what a joke!

    • John
      July 11, 2017 at 2:00 pm — Reply

      and mitch moreland has a great first half, tumbles down the rankings. this site is garbage

      • July 11, 2017 at 5:19 pm — Reply

        #great #tumbles

      • The deisel
        July 13, 2017 at 4:30 pm — Reply

        I hate free congent too!

    • July 11, 2017 at 5:25 pm — Reply

      And were you expecting a larger or a smaller drop based on him being pretty much the same guy he’s always been during the first half?

  15. Ryan
    July 11, 2017 at 5:37 pm — Reply

    Also curious as to where Otani would fall and where Lazaro Armenteros is currently?

    • July 11, 2017 at 10:16 pm — Reply

      Otani I answered above, and Armenteros was fully eligible and not considered. Quite a few recent J2 names that I’d take over him that didn’t make this list.

  16. Johnny
    July 11, 2017 at 10:52 pm — Reply

    Curious as to why the fairly large rizzo drop?

    • Jeff
      July 12, 2017 at 8:46 am — Reply

      Yeah, Rizzo is one of the few that doesn’t make sense to me. I get that power 1Bs do seem to grow on trees these days, but he’s still getting those incidental steals and picked up 2B eligibility in most formats. His avg is down but that’s all BABIP. He still walks more than he strikes out.

      • July 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm — Reply

        Is it really all BABIP? Rizzo has a career .285 BABIP and this year he’s at .242, so yes there’s some of that in there, but I’m also skeptical that he can maintain this type of strikeout rate, as he hasn’t at any point in his career. I see him as a .270 hitter going forward, which is good, but not enough to make him an elite first baseman. Also, the 2B eligibility is fun for this year, but odds are he won’t get 20 games this season and therefore won’t be 2B eligible starting next year.

  17. AP
    July 12, 2017 at 2:17 am — Reply

    Love the rankings! I’m looking to try and apply these to help evaluate trade offers in multiplayer deals. One format I’ve found to be very helpful is the $ trade value charts that CBS and FantasyPros have as it helps determine total value for multi-player trades (ie. a $20 player + $10 player = $30 player). Unfortunately these charts only exist for single season leagues and I haven’t been able to find anything for dynasty leagues. Is there a general guideline you would have with these rankings when trying to approximate each player’s value based on tiers they might fit in? For example, players 90-100 might all be $10 players while players 250+ are all $1 players.

    • Jesse MacPherson
      July 12, 2017 at 11:11 am — Reply

      It’s not nearly that easy. You have to calculate value down to replacement player then assign that proportion of the budget to each player. Search “masterball” and player valuation for a good rundown.

      • AP
        July 12, 2017 at 11:38 am — Reply

        Yeah that makes sense. I really like the methodology in there and have used something similar in the past to build spreadsheets for a single season draft (I did it for a points league, granted, so it was much simpler). I guess the challenge would lie in trying to build in valuations for future years (5 year window or so). I usually like Steamer or Depth Charts in terms of their current year projections, but would need to find some sort of multi year projections to build this out. Are there any projections out there that you know of that do this? (I think PECOTA does but it’s behind a paywall). Another option might be to take the current year projections and try to extrapolate them out a few years with some sort of aging factor like MARCEL, but I could see how this would get complex pretty quickly

        • Jesse MacPherson
          July 12, 2017 at 1:08 pm — Reply

          I’d think it wouldn’t matter unless the current player was in his mid 30’s. Maybe just assign a fractional multiplier based on age.

    • July 12, 2017 at 3:53 pm — Reply

      Jesse is a smart guy and you should listen to him. However, I just want to chime in on one thing. If you’re trading a $30 player for a $20 player and a $10 player, you’re losing the trade. Consolidation is always an advantage, and one you should use.

  18. July 12, 2017 at 12:03 pm — Reply

    Be honest, if Jose Ramirez was 6’4″ and 200 lbs, he would be top 20 or higher. Or is it the fact that he doesn’t play in Boston. My fantasy team laughs as you people continually knock guys down spots for being under 6′ tall. News flash, the ball is smaller and harder than ever and guys that hit HR’s with no speed are going to suffer because of it.

    • July 12, 2017 at 3:52 pm — Reply

      I like Ramirez quite a bit, but if you think he’s all of a sudden an annual 30-homer hitter, you’re going to be severely disappointed. Also, I literally said this in the intro.

  19. Jgaz
    July 12, 2017 at 11:25 pm — Reply

    Hey guys, thanks for the good work. I’m curious how Willie Calhoun actually drops in these rankings given the season he’s having. There’s an argument to be made that he’s a top-5 bat in all of the minors. How many 22-year olds put up .250+ ISO with a K-rate of 12% in AAA? That’s absurd! He’s obviously not a second baseman, but he looks playable in LF. An OF with that kind of bat is superior to a ton of the guys ranked ahead of him, IMO. My sense is you’re dinging him for ‘definitely not a 2nd baseman’ but not recognizing ‘holy crap that bat’

  20. Nolan
    July 13, 2017 at 1:21 pm — Reply

    Why no love for severino? Lookin like a future ace. Strikes out a ton and is super young.

  21. Will
    July 13, 2017 at 3:00 pm — Reply

    Curious why Desmond moved UP 37 spots…thanks!

  22. The deisel
    July 13, 2017 at 4:36 pm — Reply

    Odd to see trea turner bumped up and corey seager bumped down… Can’t say that makes any sense. Turners speed will dry up and seagers bat will improve in coming years. It was a mistake to have turner in the elite group to start the year and it is becoming clearer by the day. To be clear, lots of people got everexcited not just tdg. Health has always been a knock on turner – at some point he wont be an elite sb guy and the bat is way behind a guy like seager. Keep him as a top 10 asset at your own risk.

  23. James
    July 13, 2017 at 10:28 pm — Reply

    What’s the reasoning for no Luis Castillo?

  24. MM
    July 14, 2017 at 4:13 pm — Reply

    Before I even read the comments the one name that caught my eye as being waaaay too low was Domingo Santana. Yes I understand the Brewers farm system is stacked in the outfield with Brinson, Ray and Phillips (not sure if Trent Clark is still floating around too) but the fact he’s below all of them AND Keon Braxton is kinda laughable… especially when one of your staff members even wrote an article this year about buying low on Santana. Glad I did! Don’t really get the justification there.

    Besides that, great work as always. One player doesn’t diminish the awesomeness that is this list, I just didn’t really get the justification there. I’m sure the Brew Crew will make some trades in the future to fit all their OF talent in so I don’t really get the talent below him being the reason to put him 366…. that’s super low. Anyway. Thanks as always.

  25. July 18, 2017 at 7:59 pm — Reply

    No Marwin Gonzalez at all?

  26. July 20, 2017 at 11:05 pm — Reply

    So Avisail Garcia/Travis Shaw is less valuable than Joey Gallo?I think that is a bit out there. Gallo has done nothing but strikeout a ton and hit some homers. Yes, both these guys are older, but they are both having a great year and are in the primes of their career.

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