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The Baller Ranks: Top 200 Hitters Weekly Rankings (Week 4)

Last week's full launch of The Baller Ranks was one of the most gratifying things I've done with fantasy baseball, and I want to thank everyone who reached out with support, suggestions, and questions. To that end, I got some questions about why guys moved or didn't.

Early in the season, projection systems struggle to be accurate, so I've resisted the temptation to dramatically shift players based on performance. Early-season projections are notoriously fickle, and these first two weeks have been especially bizarre. That doesn't mean that preseason projections were bad. It means there is a lot of noise being filtered and new data being integrated. The simple reality is that summer camp did not prepare players as well as Spring Training does. Many top-tier hitters have struggled, and there have far more pitching injuries than previous seasons. Pitchers may be better able to tap into their max performance, but it's coming with an increased risk to their health. If you haven't already done so, be sure to check out Nick Mariano's updated top 101 relief pitchers and top 101 starting pitchers. With so much noise in the data, these rankings don't reflect major swings based on general performance so far. Two weeks is just barely long enough to properly judge if hitter results are meaningful or just fluky.

As expected, the second full week did bring us more craziness. After publishing last week, Yoenis Cespedes and Lorenzo Cain opted out. Ozzie Albies went on a much-needed trip to the IL, and second base as a position continued to be a mess — if you drafted a top-ten second baseman, you're probably pretty upset with your return so far. In the last two days, Giancarlo headed for the IL, Joey Gallo's wrist flared up, and Ronald Acuna's K-rate spiked to 35%, but then he hit three home runs last night, so there's that. While plenty of other positions saw significant shakeup, outfield saw the most movement of any position. We'll start there, but here is your link to the full Baller Ranks and the top 200 hitters.

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Top 200 Hitters for Rest of Season (as of 8/10/20)

Rank $ Player Pos Trend
1 47.0 Mike Trout OF 0.0 ▬
2 44.0 Christian Yelich OF/DH -1.0 ▼
3 43.0 Ronald Acuna Jr. OF -1.0 ▼
4 39.0 Cody Bellinger 1B/OF -2.0 ▼
5 38.0 Nolan Arenado 3B -1.0 ▼
6 36.5 Juan Soto OF 3.5 ▲
7 35.0 Jose Ramirez 3B/DH 0.0 ▬
8 34.0 Mookie Betts OF -1.0 ▼
9 34.0 Rafael Devers 3B -2.0 ▼
10 33.0 J.D. Martinez OF/DH -1.0 ▼
11 33.0 Francisco Lindor SS/DH 0.0 ▬
12 32.0 Trevor Story SS/DH 1.0 ▲
13 30.0 Bryce Harper OF 1.0 ▲
14 30.0 Alex Bregman 3B -1.0 ▼
15 28.0 Trea Turner SS -2.0 ▼
16 27.0 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS 3.0 ▲
17 27.0 Freddie Freeman 1B/DH -1.0 ▼
18 27.0 Gleyber Torres SS -2.0 ▼
19 26.0 J.T. Realmuto C 1.0 ▲
20 26.0 Nelson Cruz DH 0.0 ▬
21 26.0 Javier Baez SS -1.0 ▼
22 25.0 Xander Bogaerts SS 2.0 ▲
23 25.0 Jose Altuve 2B -1.0 ▼
24 24.0 Pete Alonso 1B/DH -1.0 ▼
25 24.0 Marcell Ozuna OF/DH -1.0 ▼
26 23.0 George Springer OF 0.0 ▬
27 23.0 Manny Machado 3B/DH -1.0 ▼
28 22.0 Aaron Judge OF/DH 3.0 ▲
29 22.0 Eloy Jimenez OF 2.0 ▲
30 21.0 Joey Gallo OF 0.0 ▬
31 21.0 Charlie Blackmon OF/DH 4.0 ▲
32 21.0 Anthony Rendon 3B -1.0 ▼
33 20.0 Luis Robert OF 0.5 ▲
34 20.0 Bo Bichette SS 0.0 ▬
35 20.0 Starling Marte OF -1.0 ▼
36 20.0 Ketel Marte 2B/SS/OF -1.0 ▼
37 19.5 Nicholas Castellanos OF 3.5 ▲
38 19.5 Eugenio Suarez 3B -0.5 ▼
39 19.0 Eddie Rosario OF/DH 0.0 ▬
40 19.0 Kris Bryant 3B/OF -2.0 ▼
41 18.5 Yoan Moncada 3B 0.0 ▬
42 18.0 Tommy Pham OF/DH 0.0 ▬
43 17.5 Keston Hiura 2B/DH -0.5 ▼
44 17.5 Ozzie Albies 2B -6.5 ▼
45 17.0 Matt Chapman 3B -1.0 ▼
46 17.0 Adalberto Mondesi SS -2.5 ▼
47 17.0 Anthony Rizzo 1B -1.0 ▼
48 17.0 Carlos Correa SS 0.5 ▲
49 16.5 Marcus Semien SS -1.0 ▼
50 16.0 Matt Olson 1B 0.5 ▲
51 16.0 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B/DH -1.5 ▼
52 15.5 Kyle Schwarber OF/DH -0.5 ▼
53 15.5 DJ LeMahieu 1B/2B 3.0 ▲
54 15.5 Yuli Gurriel 1B 1.5 ▲
55 15.0 Ramon Laureano OF/DH 0.0 ▬
56 15.0 Jorge Soler OF/DH -0.5 ▼
57 15.0 Max Muncy 1B/2B/DH -1.0 ▼
58 15.0 Yordan Alvarez DH -1.5 ▼
59 14.5 Whit Merrifield 2B/OF 0.0 ▬
60 14.5 Justin Turner 3B/DH -0.5 ▼
61 14.0 Giancarlo Stanton DH -10.0 ▼
62 14.0 Paul Goldschmidt 1B -0.5 ▼
63 14.0 Mike Moustakas 2B 0.0 ▬
64 14.0 Max Kepler OF 0.0 ▬
65 14.0 Miguel Sano 1B -0.5 ▼
66 13.5 Victor Robles OF -1.0 ▼
67 13.5 Gary Sanchez C -2.5 ▼
68 13.5 Josh Donaldson 3B -6.0 ▼
69 13.0 Michael Conforto OF 0.5 ▲
70 13.0 Jonathan Villar 2B/SS/OF/DH 1.0 ▲
71 13.0 Jorge Polanco SS -1.0 ▼
72 12.5 Willson Contreras C/DH 2.0 ▲
73 12.5 Austin Meadows OF/DH 0.5 ▲
74 12.5 Jeff McNeil 2B/3B/OF -0.5 ▼
75 12.0 Yasmani Grandal C/DH -0.5 ▼
76 12.0 Michael Brantley OF/DH 0.0 ▬
77 12.0 Tim Anderson SS -3.5 ▼
78 11.0 Andrew McCutchen OF 0.0 ▬
79 10.5 Jose Abreu 1B -3.0 ▼
80 10.5 Eduardo Escobar 3B/DH -0.5 ▼
81 10.0 Rhys Hoskins 1B/DH 0.0 ▬
82 10.0 Byron Buxton OF -0.5 ▼
83 10.0 Corey Seager SS/DH -0.5 ▼
84 10.0 Josh Bell 1B/DH -5.0 ▼
85 9.5 Didi Gregorius SS 0.0 ▬
86 9.5 Shohei Ohtani P/DH -1.5 ▼
87 9.5 Avisail Garcia OF/DH 0.0 ▬
88 9.5 David Dahl OF -1.0 ▼
89 9.0 Salvador Perez C/1B/DH -0.5 ▼
90 9.0 Adam Eaton OF 2.5 ▲
91 9.0 Franmil Reyes OF/DH -4.0 ▼
92 8.5 Christian Vazquez C/DH 0.5 ▲
93 8.5 Jo Adell OF 8.0 ▲
94 8.0 Amed Rosario SS -1.0 ▼
95 8.0 Andrew Benintendi OF -2.0 ▼
96 8.0 Mitch Garver C -2.0 ▼
97 8.0 Oscar Mercado OF -5.0 ▼
98 7.5 Alex Verdugo OF 1.5 ▲
99 7.5 Howie Kendrick 1B/DH 0.0 ▬
100 7.5 Khris Davis DH -1.5 ▼
101 7.0 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. OF/DH 0.0 ▬
102 7.0 David Peralta OF/DH 1.5 ▲
103 6.5 Gio Urshela 3B 2.5 ▲
104 6.5 Edwin Encarnacion DH -1.0 ▼
105 6.5 Kyle Tucker OF/DH 3.0 ▲
106 6.5 Trent Grisham OF 4.0 ▲
107 6.0 J.D. Davis 3B/OF/DH 1.0 ▲
108 6.0 Corey Dickerson OF 2.0 ▲
109 6.0 Dansby Swanson SS 2.0 ▲
110 5.5 Will Smith C -1.0 ▼
111 5.5 Joey Votto 1B 3.5 ▲
112 5.5 Brandon Lowe 2B/OF 0.5 ▲
113 5.0 Jean Segura 3B/SS -1.5 ▼
114 5.0 Luke Voit 1B 0.0 ▬
115 5.0 Brett Gardner OF 0.5 ▲
116 5.0 Hunter Renfroe OF/DH 0.0 ▬
117 4.5 Paul DeJong SS -4.0 ▼
118 4.5 Brian Anderson 1B/3B 1.5 ▲
119 4.5 Jonathan Schoop 2B 0.0 ▬
120 4.5 C.J. Cron 1B 0.5 ▲
121 4.5 Carlos Santana 1B -5.0 ▼
122 4.5 Randal Grichuk OF/DH 0.0 ▬
123 4.5 Wilson Ramos C/DH -0.5 ▼
124 4.5 Ryan Braun DH -0.5 ▼
125 4.0 Renato Nunez 1B/3B/DH 3.0 ▲
126 4.0 Christian Walker 1B/DH 3.0 ▲
127 4.0 Starlin Castro 2B 0.0 ▬
128 4.0 Nick Senzel OF 2.5 ▲
129 4.0 Francisco Mejia C 0.0 ▬
130 3.5 Ian Happ OF 2.5 ▲
131 3.5 Mike Yastrzemski OF 2.5 ▲
132 3.5 Bryan Reynolds OF -2.0 ▼
133 3.5 Joc Pederson OF/DH 0.0 ▬
134 3.0 Wil Myers 1B/OF/DH 2.0 ▲
135 3.0 Kyle Seager 3B 0.5 ▲
136 3.0 Yadier Molina C -4.5 ▼
137 3.0 Elvis Andrus SS -4.0 ▼
138 3.0 Willie Calhoun OF/DH 1.0 ▲
139 3.0 A.J. Pollock OF/DH 2.0 ▲
140 3.0 Cavan Biggio 2B/OF 0.0 ▬
141 3.0 Willy Adames SS 0.0 ▬
142 2.5 Daniel Murphy 1B/DH 0.0 ▬
143 2.5 Rougned Odor 2B/DH -1.0 ▼
144 2.5 Maikel Franco 1B/3B 1.5 ▲
145 2.5 J.P. Crawford SS 1.5 ▲
146 2.5 Isiah Kiner-Falefa 3B 0.0 ▬
147 2.0 Aaron Hicks OF -1.5 ▼
148 2.0 Cesar Hernandez 2B 0.0 ▬
149 2.0 Omar Narvaez C -1.5 ▼
150 2.0 Dylan Carlson OF 1.0 ▲
151 2.0 Travis Shaw 1B/3B -1.5 ▼
152 2.0 Miguel Andujar 3B/OF -2.5 ▼
153 1.5 Victor Caratini C/1B/DH -1.5 ▼
154 1.5 Eric Hosmer 1B 0.0 ▬
155 1.5 Shin-Soo Choo OF/DH 0.5 ▲
156 1.5 Asdrubal Cabrera 1B/3B/DH 0.0 ▬
157 1.5 Kyle Lewis OF 0.5 ▲
158 1.5 David Fletcher 3B/SS/OF 1.0 ▲
159 1.5 Kurt Suzuki C 0.5 ▲
160 1.0 Kolten Wong 2B 0.0 ▬
161 1.0 Teoscar Hernandez OF 0.0 ▬
162 1.0 Anthony Santander OF/DH 0.5 ▲
163 1.0 Ryan McMahon 1B/2B 0.0 ▬
164 1.0 Yoshi Tsutsugo 3B/OF/DH 0.0 ▬
165 1.0 Tommy Edman 3B -1.5 ▼
166 1.0 Mark Canha OF/DH 0.0 ▬
167 1.0 JaCoby Jones OF 0.5 ▲
168 1.0 Sean Murphy C -1.0 ▼
169 1.0 Carson Kelly C -3.5 ▼
170 1.0 Austin Hays OF -1.0 ▼
171 1.0 Niko Goodrum SS -1.5 ▼
172 1.0 Justin Upton OF/DH -6.0 ▼
173 1.0 Luis Arraez 2B 0.5 ▲
174 1.0 Danny Jansen C 0.0 ▬
175 1.0 Carter Kieboom 3B/DH -0.5 ▼
176 1.0 Kevin Newman 2B/SS -1.0 ▼
177 1.0 Yandy Diaz 1B/3B/DH -1.0 ▼
178 1.0 Rio Ruiz 3B/OF 0.5 ▲
179 1.0 Mauricio Dubon 2B/SS/OF 0.0 ▬
180 1.0 Tommy La Stella 1B/2B/DH 0.0 ▬
181 1.0 Dylan Moore 1B/3B/SS/OF 0.5 ▲
182 1.0 Miguel Cabrera DH 0.0 ▬
183 1.0 Scott Kingery 2B 0.0 ▬
184 1.0 Nomar Mazara OF 0.0 ▬
185 1.0 Shogo Akiyama OF 0.0 ▬
186 1.0 Justin Smoak 1B/DH 0.0 ▬
187 1.0 Austin Riley 1B/3B/OF 0.0 ▬
188 1.0 Danny Santana OF 0.0 ▬
189 1.0 Mitch Moreland 1B 0.0 ▬
190 1.0 Shed Long Jr. 2B 0.0 ▬
191 1.0 Daniel Vogelbach DH 0.0 ▬
192 1.0 Garrett Hampson 2B/OF/DH 0.0 ▬
193 1.0 Kevin Pillar OF/DH 0.0 ▬
194 1.0 Leury Garcia 2B/SS/OF 0.0 ▬
195 1.0 Matt Carpenter DH 0.0 ▬
196 1.0 Gregory Polanco OF/DH 0.0 ▬
197 1.0 Nick Solak 1B/2B/OF/DH 0.0 ▬
198 1.0 Brandon Nimmo OF 0.0 ▬
199 1.0 Jesus Aguilar 1B/DH 0.0 ▬
200 1.0 Eric Thames 1B/DH 0.0 ▬


Players of Note

Aaron Judge (OF, Yankees)

Last week, one Reddit user wanted to know why Judge wasn't placed higher given: he'd already hit four home runs with eight runs and nine RBI. I didn't get the chance to reply before he deleted his post, but the answer is relatively simple: the concerns about Judge and the more modest projections don't have anything to do with his ability. We know that he is a tower of power. We know that he can muscle a one-handed line drive over the centerfield wall. We know that he is a legitimate MVP contender.

Unfortunately, we also know that he only played 112 games in 2018 and 102 games in 2019, and that he had a stress fracture from last year that was still a problem during Spring Training. On a per-game basis, there are only a handful of players that I rate more highly than Aaron Judge. However, there's a real chance that Judge suffers another injury that derails his season. It's the same reason that I didn't push James Paxton all the way back up my preseason rankings when he was supposedly recovered from his back injury.

If the sample is too small, and the injury concern remains, why is Judge moving up this much? Because for two weeks now, he's shown that he can swing the bat comfortably and fully. For the time being, Judge looks to be in good health. There may be underlying troubles that come up, but two weeks is enough to push him up towards kindred spirit, Pete Alonso.

Ronald Acuna Jr. (OF, Braves)

Last week, there were literally dozens of fantasy managers yelling out: "See, we told you there wasn't enough of a track record to justify the first pick!" Dozens, I tell you. As I noted in the introduction, the real concern was in that strikeout rate, but a three-dinger day is enough to settle most fantasy owners.

I don't want to undersell the importance of Acuna's night, but that strikeout rate is still a concern. Is it enough to cripple his value? Of course not, but it is a source of uncertainty, which is why he's down a dollar. Even before Sunday's homer-fest, we knew Acuna was a top-five player. It was just a matter of whether something was going to properly undermine his value.

Trent Grisham (OF, Padres)

When the Padres acquired Grisham last year, there were plenty of analysts who wondered about whether that was a bad sign for the prospect. After all, why would the Brewers trade away a Major League-ready prospect who had shown such promise? For many, it suggested that the power Grisham had displayed was a mirage – that he was really the player who had posted ISOs below .125 in his first four seasons of minor-league ball.

Grisham's .337 xwOBA outstrips his .331 wOBA, so his results so far have been legitimate, even if they are still of the small-sample variety. Similarly, his 7.6 barrel rate is good enough for the 87th percentile in the league, and he already has one drive at 111.9 MPH. Those factors push his projections up to Kyle Tucker. In fact, the Padres seem committed to Grisham's playing time in a way that the Astros are not for Tucker, and that difference may actually make Grisham the safer bet despite his weaker preseason projections.

Mike Yastrzemski (OF, Giants):

Yastrzemski has picked up where he left off last season. He owns a .326 ISO, .304 AVG., and a remarkable .458 OBP.  It helps that the Giants are also allowing him to play every single game.

Yastrzemski's arrival and ascent up the outfield chart are one of the more perplexing phenomena in player evaluation. It's not just that he continues to succeed as a power hitter in a ballpark that dwarfs extraordinary power hitters. It's that his power arose after six years of being a middle-of-the-pack prospect. Yastrzemski's success is as unique as 2018 when German Marquez was an ace in Coors Field. However, hitting in Oracle Park doesn't disrupt Yastrzemski's ability to succeed in other parks the way Coors does to Rockie pitchers.

Most compellingly, Yastrzemski has improved his BB% and K% numbers from last year. While there has been some definite BABIP luck (.389), he's still in line for a sold average and impressive power. Owners can reasonably expect a 30-HR pace and a .260 average. The ratio of hard-hit balls has somehow improved to 45.0%, but his ground-ball ratio, which is more stable at this point, has regressed to an identical 45.0%. Yastrzemski's projections have gone from negative during the preseason to around 150 at this point. My current ranking is more aggressive than that.  If he maintains this production as more stats stabilize, you can expect additional moves up.

Giancarlo Stanton (OF, Yankees)

Stanton hits the IL with a hamstring strain, and the Yankees will probably release the severity after I submit this for publication. I've dropped his value based on ten days on the IL. However, if it's a grade 2 or 3, go ahead and reduce his value into the low single digits.

Stanton's injury may change the Yankees' approach with Miguel Andujar, who was just relegated to the taxi squad. The change made no sense, but Stanton's situation opens a spot for a big bat like Andujar's. Conversely, if the Yankees leave Andujar on the taxi squad, he falls well outside the top-200.

Dominic Smith (OF/1B, Mets)

Smith is the primary beneficiary of Cespedes' departure, but he's hardly a plug-and-play replacement. Smith's power is less reliable, and his batting average will settle in around .240. He's also hitting in the bottom half of the Mets' batting order, so we're looking at reduced run and RBI opportunities.

Those limitations aside, Smith is a player with real raw power and erratic game power. He's managed to barrel the ball more frequently this season, but the numbers are still limited so it's not yet clear he's grown as a player. He has only six hard-hit BBEs when most players in the top-200 have double-digits. A big part of that issue is playing time, which has just been resolved, but even if things break right and we see him take a reasonable step forward, Smith probably finishes as the 50th ranked outfielder rather than the 40th. That's still valuable in even in 12-teamers, but it's not earth-moving. If he doesn't take a step forward, he's bench bat or waiver-wire fodder for most leagues.

Ozzie Albies (2B, Braves)

Albies issue is a relatively simple one. He has a bone bruise on his wrist that has been bothering him since the start of summer camp. That's a long time to play in pain, and it suggests that the injury is substantial even if it is not particularly traumatic. Playing through injury can have negative impacts on a player even after they return from the IL. Albies is still just 23, and maybe this is a situation where he just needs ten days of actual rest rather than trying to muscle through the injury.

However, if we simply subtract the five additional games of his IL stint ((he's already about halfway through) and factor in reduced effectiveness after he returns, Albies' value drops to a mid-tier second baseman. Owners in head-to-head leagues can be a little more optimistic if their playoff chances look good, but otherwise, Albies should really be reduced to Max Muncy and Whit Merrifield territory around $16. If it looks like a slower return, then we're talking about a fall below that.

Dansby Swanson (SS, Braves)

Swanson's value might actually be improved by Albies' absence because the shortstop will hold onto the second spot in the Braves' lineup.  It's not clear that Swanson needs that help. He already owns a stat-line of 14 R, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 3 SB, and a .314 AVG.

While Swanson does get a bump in the rankings, there is some reason to believe we're seeing more of a hot-streak than a full-fledged breakout: Swanson's max exit velocity is still lingering at 104.6 MPH and his average exit velocity is sitting at 90.0 MPH. Meanwhile, he's squaring up the ball at a good, but not exceptional 7.5 Brls/PA. Compare those to his 2019 numbers of 108.4 MPH max exit velocity, 93.1 MPH average exit velocity, and 6.8 Brls/PA.

Similarly, Swanson's 9.5° launch angle this year is actually worse than his 14.4° from last year. With the exception of his hard-hit rate, the rest of Swanson's batted-ball profile looks awfully similar to 2019. Exit velocity and launch angle are still outside the stabilization range, and it could be a case of production leading the peripheral stats. Still, this ranking of $6 might be his max unless he continues to steal more bases than he has in the past.

Trea Turner (SS, Nationals)

Turner simply hasn't produced at the rate he was expected so far this season. His numbers are down in every fantasy category, and owners don't even have the steals to show for the high price. Granted, Turner has struggled to get on base at the same rate as last year, but for the last two seasons, Turner has averaged one steal every 3.6 games. We're now 20% of the way through the season, and Turner has yet to log a single stolen base.

Those are frustrating numbers, but owners can take solace in the fact that the Covid-19 complications have meant that the Nationals have only played 12 games in comparison to the standard 16 or 17 for most teams. Additionally, Turner has suffered from some bad BABIP luck (.205), and his BB% (6.4%) and K% (14.9%) are just below his career numbers.

Let's take a more critical view of Turner's steals. Over the last two seasons, he's averaged one steal per 4.3 stops to first base (BB+1B). So far, he's stopped at first base only eight times. Of his eight hits, he has three doubles and one HR. Once his BABIP levels out, those SBs should reappear. Add those numbers to some situations where it was less advantageous for him to run, and the change isn't yet alarming, though we should monitor. To me, Turner is a textbook case of an elite player whose value doesn't change because his peripherals indicate he's fine despite being off to a slow start.

Christian Vazquez (C, Red Sox)

Despite being awesome so far, Vazquez is seeing only a minor bump this week because the underlying stats aren't yet there to show that he's genuinely a different hitter than his preseason projections. In fact, Vazquez's velocity is down across the board since last year. That's not really a concern at this moment, but it undercuts the claim that he is substantively more powerful than we've known.

Vazquez had already moved up last week, and each passing week gives credence to what he accomplished last year. I'm a believer that he is more valuable than his ADP, but he's already up from his preseason value at $4.

Ian Happ (2B/OF, Cubs)

Happ has started 2020 as the type of player owners hoped for last year. He's swinging the bat more comfortably, and he's played in every one of the Cubs' 13 games. His BB% and K% are better, but more importantly, Happ's barrel rate has improved to 14.8%. Moreover, he's already broken the 108 MPH max exit velocity threshold. His average exit velocity is in the 89th percentile, his hard-hit% is 97th, and his xwOBA is 97th.

Happ is a target for acquisition if his current owner is skeptical, and he is somehow still available in 45% of leagues, so that's sort of incredible.

Gio Urshela (3B, Yankees)

Urshella's numbers (10-3-13-1-.341) have been bolstered by the Yankees' impressive offense, but that's hardly the real story here. The simplest version is that Urshela has hit the ball with more authority this season than any previous time in his career.

Urshela has an incredibly high hard-hit rate (51.4%) and his exit velocity is up from 90.6 to 92.3. He's been pulling the ball more effectively and his launch angle has increased from 13.5° to 14.1°. Check out his percentile rankings from Baseball Savant:

The improved velocity and launch angle have pushed Urshela's barrel rate from 7.0 Brls/PA to 10.8 Brls/PA. Like Happ above, Urshela may be one of this year's most identifiable breakouts. There's been no real change in his BABIP luck, and his expected stats (.366 xBA, .626 xSLG, .455 xwOBA) indicate that we may see even better production than we have so far this season.

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NASCAR18 hours ago

Bubba Wallace Has Upside at Atlanta Despite Poor Record
Ryan Preece21 hours ago

Is A Difficult DFS Recommendation For Atlanta
Brad Keselowski21 hours ago

Is A DFS Favorite To Recommend At Atlanta
Kaz Grala21 hours ago

Makes His Atlanta Cup Series Debut This Week
Austin Cindric21 hours ago

Is A Tournament Play With Some Risk At Atlanta
Chris Buescher21 hours ago

Should DFS Players Worry About Starting Chris Buescher At Atlanta?
John Hunter Nemechek1 day ago

Weak Drafting Record Makes Him a Longshot
Michael McDowell1 day ago

Scores First Career Pole at Atlanta
Daniel Hemric1 day ago

Likely Needs a Chaotic Race to Contend
Kyle Busch1 day ago

Improved Drafting Ability Makes Him a Favorite at Atlanta
Michael Stefanic1 day ago

Exits Saturday's Game With Injury
Justin Verlander1 day ago

Throws Bullpen Saturday
Marc-Edouard Vlasic1 day ago

Won't Play On Saturday
Mikey Anderson1 day ago

Labeled Week-To-Week
Andrew Cogliano1 day ago

Returns To Avalanche Lineup
Gustav Forsling1 day ago

Good To Go Versus Washington
Matthew Tkachuk1 day ago

Unavailable Saturday
Tyler Seguin1 day ago

Won't Play On Saturday
Andrei Kuzmenko1 day ago

Out On Saturday
Marquez Valdes-Scantling1 day ago

A Logical Cap Casualty
A.J. Brown1 day ago

Shuts Down Trade Rumors
Kendrick Bourne1 day ago

Expected To Test The Market
Tee Higgins1 day ago

Bengals Tell Tee Higgins He's Going To Receive Franchise Tag
Kutter Crawford1 day ago

"In The Lead" For Rotation Spot
Ricky Tiedemann1 day ago

Considered Day-To-Day
Riley Greene1 day ago

To DH On Monday
Jackson Holliday1 day ago

Playing Second Base In Spring Opener
Luis Rengifo1 day ago

Dealing With Hamstring Issue
Jonathan India1 day ago

Won't Play Until March 7 Or 8
Manny Machado1 day ago

To Serve As DH On Saturday
Luke Kunin2 days ago

A Game-Time Decision Saturday
Josh Morrissey2 days ago

Notches Three Assists In Friday's Win
Dmitri Voronkov2 days ago

Nets Power-Play Goal In Losing Effort
Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen2 days ago

Remains Sharp Versus Columbus
Leon Draisaitl2 days ago

Collects Two Points Friday
Matt Boldy2 days ago

Leads Wild Past Oilers With Two Goals
Demarcus Robinson2 days ago

Rams Re-Sign Demarcus Robinson
T.J. Oshie2 days ago

Ruled Out For Saturday
Travis Konecny2 days ago

Injured In Practice
Miami Dolphins2 days ago

Dolphins To Release Xavien Howard
John Brebbia2 days ago

In A Walking Boot
Jasson Domínguez2 days ago

Jasson Dominguez To Start Hitting On Monday
Robert Woods2 days ago

A Possible Cut Candidate
NFL2 days ago

NFL Salary Cap Set At Record $255.4 Million In 2024
Baker Mayfield2 days ago

Buccaneers, Baker Mayfield Begin Extension Talks
Derek Carr2 days ago

Saints Restructure Derek Carr's Contract
Brandon Royval2 days ago

Set For A Rematch
Brandon Moreno2 days ago

Looks To Get Back In Win Column
Francisco Prado2 days ago

Has A Tough Test In Front Of Him
MMA2 days ago

Daniel Zellhuber Looks To Extend His Win Streak
Yazmin Jauregui2 days ago

Hopes To Get Back In Win Column
Gabe Davis3 days ago

Could Be Pushed Out Of Buffalo
Michael Pittman Jr.3 days ago

Franchise Tag An Option For Michael Pittman Jr.
Josh Jacobs3 days ago

Raiders, Josh Jacobs Haven't Engaged In Extension Talks
Manuel Torres3 days ago

Looking To Remain Undefeated In The UFC
Chris Duncan3 days ago

Goes Into Enemy Territory At UFC Mexico City
Ricky Turcios3 days ago

A Big Underdog At UFC Mexico City
Raul Rosas Jr.3 days ago

Set For Fourth UFC Appearance
Brian Ortega3 days ago

Ends Layoff At UFC Mexico City
Yair Rodriguez3 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Mexico City
Geno Smith3 days ago

Seahawks Restructure Geno Smith's Contract
Tim Patrick3 days ago

An Obvious Choice To Be Cut
Michael Gallup3 days ago

A Possible Cut Candidate
Nick Chubb3 days ago

Could Be Salary Cap Casualty
Miami Dolphins4 days ago

Terron Armstead Plans To Return In 2024
Justin Fields4 days ago

Says He Wants To Stay In Chicago
PGA4 days ago

Seonghyeon Kim Looks To Continue A Steady Run Of Play
Jhonattan Vegas4 days ago

Showing Signs Of A Return To Form
Justin Suh4 days ago

Taking A Volatile Run Of Form South Of The Border
Jake Knapp4 days ago

Proving To Be A Compelling Korn Ferry Prospect
Brandon Wu4 days ago

Looking To Carry Over His Immaculate Mexico Open History
Jonnu Smith4 days ago

Falcons To Move On From Jonnu Smith?
Alex Smalley4 days ago

Brings Tee-To-Green Struggles To Mexico
Nate Lashley4 days ago

Struggling Outside Of Putting Aberration
Maverick McNealy4 days ago

Trending Upwards Ahead Of Mexico Open
Michael Kim5 days ago

In Good Form Heading To Mexico
Davis Thompson5 days ago

Set For Mexico Open Debut
Cameron Champ5 days ago

Looks To Continue Success In Mexico
Aaron Rai5 days ago

Heads To Mexico In Poor Form
Thomas Detry5 days ago

Looking For Driver To Deliver
PGA5 days ago

Chris Gotterup Is Struggling So Far In His Rookie Season
Chesson Hadley5 days ago

Makes Debut At Mexico Open
Austin Eckroat5 days ago

Looks To Bounce Back
Charley Hoffman5 days ago

Heads To Mexico Open
Doug Ghim5 days ago

Heads To Mexico In Good Form
Ryo Hisatsune5 days ago

Making Mexico Open Debut
Andrew Novak5 days ago

Looking To Keep A Good Thing Going At Mexico Open
Nicolai Hojgaard5 days ago

Offers Course-Fit Choice
Pittsburgh Steelers5 days ago

Cameron Heyward Undergoes Offseason Surgery




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