The season is teetering on the edge. I mean the absolute razor’s edge. The commissioner is rattling his sabers about canceling the season in light of the challenge of Covid-19. But as of now baseball is still being played all over the county, even with some games getting postponed. There will be 7 inning makeup games and more and more chaos everywhere. There are players coming and going from the IL, players treating a positive test as if it’s nothing and others going out on paternity leave. On the positive side there will be playoff chases galore for the whole season with more than half the league going! With all that said we do have a Top 100.

You can find last week’s list here. Here are some of the movers for this week, followed by the list:

Ronald Acuna Jr. – Ok, can you tell me how Covid is going to affect each individual? Freddie Freeman told us he had a 104 temp and was begging not to die. Now he’s back and seems to be his old self. Acuna moves up.

Freddie Freeman – He’s got a .400+ OBP, hitting for power, it’s as if he never went down.

Aaron Judge – Suddenly he appears extremely healthy, banging dingers and looking as imposing as ever in the box. Go figure.

Juan Soto – He laughed at Covid. He’s already just about back and seems ready to go.

Anthony Rendon – Apparently there is such a thing as a minor oblique injury. Already hitting homers now that he’s back.

Mike Trout – There he goes out on paternity leave. Might change his mind about playing again. Risky.

Adam Eaton – This guy is bringing it this year and filling out the stat sheet. Just enough power, stolen base, runs scored, rbi, a lot to appreciate. The defending World Champs are rounding into form.

Matt Olson – He’s making a believer, slowly, out of me. Great power that isn’t diminished at all.

Christian Vazquez – Making his debut on the list. Tends to happen when you have the most home runs as a catcher for the Red Sox to start the season since Carlton Fisk in 1973.

Ryan Braun & Keston Hiura – Both dropping due to the opt out of darkhorse MVP candidate Lorenzo Cain. Christian Yelich don’t need no stinking badges, I mean help, to be #1!

Max Muncy – #MuncyLove

Rank Name Position Team Last Change
1 Christian Yelich OF MIL 1 0
2 Cody Bellinger 1B/OF LAD 2 0
3 Ronald Acuna Jr. OF ATL 18 15
4 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 3 -1
5 Jose Ramirez 3B CLE 4 -1
6 Trea Turner SS WSH 5 -1
7 Trevor Story SS COL 6 -1
8 Rafael Devers 3B BOS 7 -1
9 Mookie Betts OF LAD 8 -1
10 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 9 -1
11 Aaron Judge OF NYY 25 14
12 J.D. Martinez OF BOS 10 -2
13 Javier Baez SS CHC 11 -2
14 Bryce Harper OF PHI 12 -2
15 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 13 -2
16 Adalberto Mondesi SS KC 14 -2
17 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS SD 17 0
18 Alex Bregman SS/3B HOU 16 -2
19 Ketel Marte 2B/OF ARI 19 0
20 Juan Soto OF WSH 73 53
21 George Springer OF HOU 20 -1
22 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 21 -1
23 Nelson Cruz DH MIN 22 -1
24 Manny Machado SS/3B SD 23 -1
25 Giancarlo Stanton OF NYY 24 -1
26 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 42 16
27 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 26 -1
28 Nick Castellanos OF CIN 27 -1
29 Luis Robert OF CHW 28 -1
30 Keston Hiura 2B MIL 15 -15
31 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B TOR 29 -2
32 Pete Alonso 1B NYM 30 -2
33 Bo Bichette SS TOR 31 -2
34 Josh Donaldson 3B MIN 32 -2
35 J.T. Realmuto C PHI 33 -2
36 Charlie Blackmon OF COL 34 -2
37 Mike Trout OF LAA 35 -2
38 Ozzie Albies 2B ATL 36 -2
39 Starling Marte OF ARI 37 -2
40 Gleyber Torres 2B/SS NYY 38 -2
41 Mike Moustakas 2B/3B CIN 40 -1
42 Austin Meadows OF TB 41 -1
43 Marcell Ozuna OF ATL 43 0
44 Kyle Schwarber OF CHC 44 0
45 Kris Bryant 3B CHC 46 1
46 Carlos Correa SS HOU 47 1
47 Whit Merrifield 2B/OF KC 48 1
48 Eugenio Suarez 3B CIN 49 1
49 Jose Abreu 1B CHW 50 1
50 Anthony Rendon 3B LAA 74 24
51 Tim Anderson SS CHW 52 1
52 Yuli Gurriel 1B/3B HOU 53 1
53 Eddie Rosario OF MIN 54 1
54 Adam Eaton OF WSH 87 33
55 Victor Robles OF WSH 55 0
56 Carlos Santana 1B CLE 56 0
57 Rhys Hoskins 1B PHI 57 0
58 Yoan Moncada 3B CHW 59 1
59 Yordan Alvarez DH HOU 60 1
60 Oscar Mercado OF CLE 61 1
61 Andrew McCutchen OF PHI 62 1
62 Michael Brantley OF HOU 63 1
63 Yasmani Grandal C/1B CHW 64 1
64 Max Kepler OF MIN 65 1
65 Franmil Reyes OF CLE 66 1
66 Paul Goldschmidt 1B STL 67 1
67 Gary Sanchez C NYY 68 1
68 Marcus Semien SS OAK 69 1
69 Jorge Polanco SS MIN 70 1
70 Matt Olson 1B OAK 88 18
71 Andrew Benintendi OF BOS 39 -32
72 Eloy Jimenez OF CHW 51 -21
73 Jeff McNeil 2B/3B/OF NYM 71 -2
74 DJ LeMahieu 1B/2B/3B NYY 96 22
75 Shohei Ohtani DH LAA 72 -3
76 Jonathan Villar 2B/SS MIA 75 -1
77 Ryan Braun OF MIL 58 -19
78 David Dahl OF COL 76 -2
79 Josh Bell 1B PIT 77 -2
80 Tommy Pham OF SD 78 -2
81 Justin Turner 3B LAD 79 -2
82 Michael Conforto OF NYM 80 -2
83 Byron Buxton OF MIN 81 -2
84 Matt Chapman 3B OAK 82 -2
85 Joey Votto 1B CIN 83 -2
86 Christian Vazquez C BOS NA NA
87 Corey Seager SS LAD 85 -2
88 Jorge Soler OF KC 86 -2
89 Ramon Laureano OF OAK 89 0
90 Willson Contreras C CHC 90 0
91 Edwin Encarnacion 1B CHW 91 0
92 Paul DeJong SS STL 92 0
93 Eduardo Escobar 2B/3B ARI 93 0
94 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. OF TOR 94 0
95 David Peralta OF ARI 95 0
96 Alex Verdugo OF BOS 97 1
97 Mitch Garver C MIN 98 1
98 Cavan Biggio 2B TOR 99 1
99 Franchy Cordero OF KC 100 1
100 Max Muncy 1B/2B/3B/OF LA NA NA

 

 
  1. Lloyd Braun says:
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    -21 spots for Eloy Jimenez batting .361 and OPS over 1.100?

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Speaks to being skeptical of his high batting average on balls in play. He’s getting lucky right now. Now doubt he’s incredibly talented, but I expect his performance to fall.

      • Nick says:
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        So leave him where he’s at? Seems odd to drop someone so far for doing well, even if you believe it to be party baed in luck.

        • Thomas Howland

          Thomas Howland says:
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          Sometimes that’s the way it goes, if he keeps it up another week maybe he moves up :)

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      One more week of his performance and he’ll be on, he was in AA last year, so practicing a bit of caution. He’s getting plenty of love on Twitter, including from me. As I said, one more week and he’ll likely crack the Top 100.

  2. TC says:
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    Fried and Conforto a fair offer for Judge in a keeper league? Way too little? Appreciate any thoughts.

    He asked for Clevinger and Conforto, but not sure if that’s too much to give. Thanks.

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Judge is killing it right now, but he does get injured a lot, that’s why he’s been offered or discussed. I wouldn’t give up Clevinger for him, I like the first offer though.

  3. Ronald Coyle says:
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    I was offered George Springer, Oscar Mercado, and Nick Burdi for Nate Pearson and James Karinchak. I do have Keone Kela so Burdi offsets some bullpen risk. I’m in 2nd place. This seems like a sprint versus marathon year. I have Freddie Freeman, Trevor Story, Ronald Acuna and Mike Trout as well. Springer and Mercado certainly boost my chances to win. I can’t imagine building a better team to go for it. Thoughts?

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Do it. Trout maybe might who knows decide to stay out after his son was born. Springer is great insurance for that in case, and great to add to your crew for the season regardless!

  4. Scrapski says:
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    TH:
    Madrigal or Grisham?
    Thanks!

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Grisham, he’s already proven more at the major league level.

  5. Primetime says:
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    Mercado done nothing Reyes done nothing. Buxton? That’s a guy who’s done absolutely nothing all hype.

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Nobody knows hype like Primetime!

  6. frank rizzo says:
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    Help me understand your thinking. I own Olson and other than the 1 walkoff HR, he has looked absolutely lost with the amount of K’s he’s producing.

    Also, I am looking to trade for Eloy but you dropped him 21 spots. I don’t understand dropping him.

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Part of it is EJ is overperforming his stats (high BABIP, etc) while MO is underperming his stats (low BABIP/lower power than expected based on HC% etx). Trading for Eloy right now, in this season, perhaps it’s the right thing. Maybe he won’t drop, but I expect him to. Dropping or trading Olson right now is selling low, he’s also walking more than ever. But it’s a crazy season, anything can happen.

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