Fantasy Baseball Rankings for May
One month and change is in the books, which means it's time for our May rankings update here at RotoBaller!
As a reminder, players are ranked based on how I feel they will perform over the remainder of the season in 5x5 rotisserie scoring.
Among the biggest movers this month, Jose Abreu and Albert Pujols have shot up the First Base ranks, while Prince Fielder's slow start and injuries to Chris Davis and Mark Trumbo saw them slide several spots. At second base, Dee Gordon, Brian Dozier and Anthony Rendon are the biggest risers, while Brandon Phillips tumbles multiple spots due to ineffectiveness. Troy Tulowitzki is proving once again why he is one of the best fantasy players in the game when healthy, and his teammate, Charlie Blackmon, has been a huge surprise to fantasy owners and has skyrocketed up the outfield rankings after previously going unranked.
Jose Fernandez has been dominant to open 2014, so much so, that it's not unreasonable to think he could have a better season than Clayton Kershaw did one year ago in his NL Cy Young Award winning campaign. The biggest movers among starting pitchers include Zack Greinke, Masahiro Tanaka, Yordano Ventura, Kyle Lohse and Tim Hudson -- all of whom have trended upward in the SP ranks. Meanwhile, Matt Cain has descended in the SP ranks, along with Mat Latos and Alex Cobb who have been dealing with injuries. As for the relief pitchers, who would have thought coming into the season that Francisco Rodriguez would be leading MLB in saves? He's currently on pace to break his own single-season record for saves (62) that he set in 2008 with the Angels.
Stay tuned for the June rankings update in a few weeks, which I promise will come much earlier in the month than this update did. In the meantime, follow me on Twitter @RyanRufe, and tell me who needs to be ranked higher, lower, or not at all.