Let me be the first and if not the first, the best, to wish you a happy 4th of July weekend. This weekend importantly marks the mid-way point in the season. For most of us, that means there are one or two months left until the trade deadline and hopefully we are all still in contention rather than seeing our season going all cattywampus. This week in our top 100 hitter rankings we will see how some of the early season upstarts are trying to hang around while some veterans are singing us their swan songs. While I could waste another 200-300 words on this intro, let us be honest in that you have already skimmed and checked out around cattywampus. Without further ado, the updated rankings for your top 100 hitters for the rest of the 2021 fantasy baseball season await!
Here is our top 100 rundown for this independence weekend:
- It is no wonder that Wander has cracked the top 100 in a strong fashion. I will admit that despite the impressive work at AAA, I was still surprised to see Franco with the call-up. Now that he is here, it is time to set the world on fire! Excited to see where he can go and he absolutely deserves optimism in our rankings.
- Last Monday Dusty Baker told us that Alex Bregman was at least a month away from returning. Great, finally some clarity…until Tuesday when Bregman himself told us he is way ahead of schedule. This Houston team is a black hole of medical information, so we tossed a Bregman-shaped dart at the rankings this week. Maybe we should ask them about Byron Buxton and his return too? Does not seem to be a lot of clarity there either.
- I will never own a share of Joey Gallo, he drives me nuts with his streaky three true outcome approach. That said, he is a top 100 hitter at this point thanks to a Schwarber-like week hitting .500 with 7 long balls. Speaking of Schwarber, he is in the rankings for obvious reasons. I don’t expect this to continue but let us all enjoy the ride for now! EDIT: Schwarber left the game early with a leg injury Friday night.
- Luke Voit is back in the Yankee lineups in the Bronx. It is still early to tell if there is going to be much rust and I don’t think he will set the world on fire. However, if somebody in your league moved on then Luke is worth taking for a ride to see where he ends up.
- The fantasy industry is sleeping on Ketel Marte. He might just need a profile next week! Simple to say, he might be hitting the ball better this season than his breakout 2029 season. Injuries have discouraged many fantasy owners, but he should not be overlooked.
- Welcome back Ozzie Albies to the upper portion of our top 100 hitters. An atrocious start has been upended by a nice June and the 6 homers, 8 steals, and .300+ average that came with it. He is a very good hitter and the question was when and not if he would figure things out.
Thanks for stopping by this week for this effervescent edition of the top 100 hitters for the rest of the 2022 fantasy baseball season.