Welcome back to week two of Pete. In fact, like I said last week, its name might change in the coming week. To be a man of my word, Pete will now be known as RePete. Consider it Pete with a few minor modifications in playing time calculations and weighted distributions of preseason projections and year-to-date performances. If you missed my post last week, you can find it here.

Before I dive into RePete’s words of wisdom, let’s talk about Taylor Ward. In 107 plate appearances, TW has 109 fantasy points. He is currently the only hitter with a points per plate appearance above one. Jose Ramirez and Bryce Harper are next on the list with 0.93 PPPA. Ward has literally come out of nowhere and is running away with the points league MVP. Perhaps this will put things into perspective. Mike Trout has two more fantasy points than Ward. Trout also has 21 more plate appearances. It’s no secret that Anthony Rizzo is having a stellar start to the 2022 season. With 30 additional plate appearances, Rizzo has two fewer points than Ward. Ward has indeed been more than a bit hard on the beaver!

I’m going to skip the list of top year-to-date performers. You can all look that up. What’s that? You don’t know where to look? Good lord people. Well then, here are the CliffsNotes.

Year-to-date Rankings (top 41)

Bryce Harper 134
Manny Machado 133
Jose Ramirez 132
Aaron Judge 116
Juan Soto 112
Mike Trout 111
Taylor Ward 109
Anthony Rizzo 107
Christian Yelich 107
Ty France 106
Josh Bell 105
Yordan Alvarez 104
Nolan Arenado 103
Shohei Ohtani 102
Pete Alonso 101
Tommy Edman 101
Eric Hosmer 98
Freddie Freeman 97
Mookie Betts 96
Alex Bregman 96
Rafael Devers 93
Wander Franco 92
C.J. Cron 92
Kyle Tucker 91
Cedric Mullins 91
Jazz Chisholm 90
George Springer 89
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 87
Giancarlo Stanton 87
Starling Marte 86
Paul Goldschmidt 85
Francisco Lindor 84
Manuel Margot 84
Matt Olson 83
Nick Castellanos 83
Tim Anderson 83
Thairo Estrada 82
Ozzie Albies 81
Trea Turner 80
Jean Segura 80
Rowdy Tellez 80

Glad to see my man from last week, Rowdy Roddy Tellez, still clinging onto the charts. It was supposed to be the top 40, but I was feeling generous. I’ve already mentioned Taylor Ward. Based on a quick glance at the above list, I see Christian Yelich seems to be bouncing back nicely in points leagues. Eric Hosmer is surprisingly high on the list. Vlad Junior is a bit lower than expected. Thairo Estrada?

Rest of Season Rankings

Juan Soto 444.28
Jose Ramirez 440.69
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 414.42
Bryce Harper 409.67
Freddie Freeman 396.61
Mookie Betts 394.02
Manny Machado 389.25
Ronald Acuna 385.81
Mike Trout 380.62
Trea Turner 380.43
Rafael Devers 364.02
Jose Altuve 363.47
Matt Olson 361.41
Nolan Arenado 353.63
Kyle Tucker 352.44
Aaron Judge 352.02
Pete Alonso 350.03
Yordan Alvarez 349.42
Ozzie Albies 345.19
Wander Franco 344.40
Alex Bregman 341.08
Shohei Ohtani 340.54
George Springer 332.61
Anthony Rizzo 329.85
Paul Goldschmidt 329.85
Bo Bichette 328.46
Xander Bogaerts 328.25
Nick Castellanos 324.65
Francisco Lindor 321.37
Josh Bell 319.92
Cedric Mullins 319.15
Christian Yelich 318.15
Starling Marte 315.35
Luis Robert 310.68
Jorge Polanco 308.47
Corey Seager 307.04
Ketel Marte 306.33
Taylor Ward 305.78
Tim Anderson 305.39
Anthony Rendon 304.85
Tommy Edman 301.31
Ty France 299.48
C.J. Cron 298.48
Bryan Reynolds 297.69
Whit Merrifield 297.35
Rhys Hoskins 296.66
Jose Abreu 295.93
Marcus Semien 294.85
Austin Riley 293.88
J.D. Martinez 293.83
Byron Buxton 291.14
Giancarlo Stanton 290.35
Jake Cronenworth 289.28
Max Muncy 288.02
Kyle Schwarber 287.74
Trevor Story 284.61
Justin Turner 282.29
Fernando Tatis Jr. 282.05
Kris Bryant 281.29
Carlos Correa 280.39
Charlie Blackmon 278.16
Jean Segura 278.10
Brandon Lowe 277.20
Jesse Winker 276.89
Jared Walsh 275.52
Alex Verdugo 271.77
Nelson Cruz 268.36
Max Kepler 267.40
Austin Meadows 266.64
Kolten Wong 265.86
Yuli Gurriel 265.82
Michael Brantley 264.84
Salvador Perez 264.82
Marcell Ozuna 259.28
Randy Arozarena 259.15
Will Smith 259.13
Jonathan India 258.43
Gleyber Torres 257.21
J.P. Crawford 254.94
Brandon Nimmo 254.66
Teoscar Hernandez 254.56
Cody Bellinger 254.30
DJ LeMahieu 254.08
Willy Adames 254.01
Jeff McNeil 253.96
Jazz Chisholm 253.95
Andrew Benintendi 253.52
Josh Donaldson 253.14
Hunter Renfroe 252.92
Trey Mancini 252.63
Austin Hays 252.11
Tyler O’Neill 251.83
Ke’Bryan Hayes 251.63
Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 250.34
Enrique Hernandez 249.46
Brandon Crawford 248.79
Ryan Mountcastle 248.46
Eric Hosmer 246.79
Adam Frazier 245.98
Dansby Swanson 245.85

Hopefully, this list will help you attempt to evaluate potential trades. As I always state with projection-esque posts, projections are nothing more than “educated” guesses. Guesstimates if you will. Notice the use of quotes around the word “educated”. Notice I did it again. If you are wondering how I came up with these numbers, I’m not going to tell you. Ok, fine. I generated new season-long projections and subtracted the number of points each player has already scored. How’s that for complex.

Fantasy points are based on player stats as of Sunday morning. In other words, Sunday’s games are not included.

In parting, I hope Marcus Semien chokes on a Chicken McNugget! Is that supposed to be capitalized?


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Systems Overload
Systems Overload
1 month ago

Belated thank you for all you do! Your pts league articles are must reads! I need your wisdom. I was just offered an intriguing offer.. Semien,, Muncy, and Alex Thomas for my France. A 3 for 1 seems kinky but I’m seriously considering. Should I pull the trigger and hope that Semien/Muncy pull out of their tailspins? Or stay put knowing France will continue to put up solid lines for the remainder? Is the added positional flexibility worth it? Thanks again Mala!

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1 month ago

Thanks Malamoney!