There comes a time in every season, when it feels like players and dropping left and right.  Maybe it is the heat or maybe it is a speech from Brian Snitker but it does feel like a shift is taking place with injuries across the board.  Just this week, we lost the likes of Anthony Rendon, and Ozzie Albies while Fernando Tatis Jr. and Mitch Haniger appear to have delays in their rehab.  It sounds like time to scour the waiver wire while making some tough decisions about who really can stick around on the injured list.  This week in our Top 100 hitters, while we say goodbye to Rendon and Albies we get to welcome a few new faces.  Sit back and enjoy this week’s edition of the Top 100 hitters for the rest of the 2022 fantasy baseball season.

Rank Player Movement
1 Ronald Acuna Jr.
2 Jose Ramirez
3 Bryce Harper
4 Trea Turner
5 Mike Trout 5
6 Aaron Judge 7
7 Yordan Alvarez 4
8 Rafael Devers 4
9 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. -4
10 Mookie Betts -2
11 Luis Robert -4
12 Juan Soto -6
13 Shohei Ohtani -4
14 Paul Goldschmidt 1
15 Kyle Tucker -1
16 Manny Machado
17 Bo Bichette 1
18 Pete Alonso 5
19 J.D. Martinez 3
20 Starling Marte -3
21 Byron Buxton 6
22 Freddie Freeman -3
23 Francisco Lindor -3
24 Trevor Story
25 George Springer
26 Xander Bogaerts
27 Austin Riley 2
28 Fernando Tatis Jr. 9
29 Randy Arozarena 3
30 Julio Rodriguez 8
31 Nolan Arenado 3
32 Jose Altuve 1
33 Tim Anderson 2
34 Matt Olson -4
35 Wander Franco 1
36 Giancarlo Stanton 3
37 Jazz Chisholm Jr. 4
38 Bryan Reynolds 9
39 Cedric Mullins II 1
40 Tommy Edman 12
41 Marcus Semien 1
42 Nick Castellanos -14
43 Whit Merrifield -12
44 Corey Seager -1
45 Tyler O’Neill -1
46 C.J. Cron 2
47 Jose Abreu 2
48 Ketel Marte -2
49 Alex Bregman -4
50 Eloy Jimenez
51 Kyle Schwarber
52 Carlos Correa 5
53 Christian Yelich 8
54 Teoscar Hernandez 2
55 Jorge Polanco -2
56 Hunter Renfroe 2
57 Salvador Perez 2
58 Jesse Winker 2
59 Marcell Ozuna -4
60 Taylor Ward 6
61 Dansby Swanson 9
62 Bobby Witt Jr. 1
63 Ty France 4
64 Javier Baez -10
65 Brandon Lowe
66 Jonathan India 2
67 Kris Bryant -5
68 Will Smith 8
69 Nelson Cruz 6
70 Seiya Suzuki 2
71 Ramon Laureano 2
72 Adolis Garcia 13
73 J.T. Realmuto -2
74 Ryan Mountcastle 7
75 Daulton Varsho 2
76 Willy Adames 2
77 Anthony Rizzo 9
78 Andrew Vaughn 14
79 Kolten Wong 5
80 Rhys Hoskins 2
81 Josh Bell -2
82 Jorge Soler 1
83 Cody Bellinger -3
84 Wilmer Flores 4
85 Jared Walsh 4
86 Austin Hays 8
87 Josh Rojas 4
88 Jeff McNeil 2
89 Willson Contreras NR
90 Rowdy Tellez -3
91 Ian Happ 4
92 Brendan Rodgers 5
93 Nolan Gorman 5
94 Gleyber Torres 5
95 Jake Cronenworth NR
96 Mike Yastrzemski 4
97 Nathaniel Lowe NR
98 Jon Berti NR
99 Dylan Carlson NR
100 Luke Voit NR

 

Rising

  • Bryan Reynolds – Jumping from the watching category two weeks ago, to the rising group this week, we have Mr. Reynolds.  A trip through Atlanta and St. Louis seems to have continued to warm the bat with 3 homers and 15 R + RBI and a batting average well over .500.  It certainly has been a tough year for the Pittsburgh outfielder, but he is a very good hitter and can likely be had for a discount at this point in time before he shows this for an extended period.
  • Tommy Edman – Oli Marmol seems to be comfortable giving Edman the green light on the base paths putting him halfway to last season’s total and on pace for 35 or more thefts for the year.  Hitting in front of Paul Goldschmidt and Nolan Arenado is a big boon for the runs category as well, where he sits second in the National League.  A well-rounded profile for an under-the-radar name that deserves more attention.
  • Luke Voit – Finding a home in the Padres lineup with the clean-up spot and finally being healthy is starting to pay off for Voit.  With 17 runs batted in over the past two weeks, the power and run production have a chance to help the needy fantasy owner.  Do not expect a high batting average or much in the runs department, but the price of admission should not be too steep.

Falling

  • Whit Merrifield – Whit has certainly had some poor luck this season meaning he is on base much too infrequent to take advantage of his speed.  With an increase in luck, maybe there is a bit of turnaround in the cards.  However, we must remember that Merrifield was a late bloomer and already an elder at 33 years old.  He also has not attempted a stolen base since May 24th putting a big damper on the value where folks invested.  I am concerned we are seeing the start of a decline even if that decline is jump-started by some poor luck.
  • Juan Soto – It is heresy to put Juan Soto in the dropping category, but we have to admit he is having a down year when we generally place him in the top five hitters in the fantasy world.  With a poor supporting cast and limited speed, he needs to deliver on his .300+ average and power to maintain that type of value.  Do not get me wrong, I would love to own Soto.  Unfortunately, he is having a bit of a rough go of it by his lofty standards thanks to some poor luck and some poorer than usual plate discipline that hints that he may be pressing.

Watching

  • Michael Harris – A young upstart for the surging Braves, Harris has a nice mix of power and speed.  He is likely to be overmatched at his age but has what we look for with a patient approach at the plate and the ability to influence the game from multiple aspects.  I would not be pushing him into the Top 100 yet, but one to keep an eye on as this season progresses.
  • Santiago Espinal – A guy that keeps coming up in conversation lately seems to be Espinal.  A solid average backed by a .299 xBA with his hottest month being June, it is hard to ignore.  Unfortunately, he simply reminds me of a guy like Luis Arraez who has a hot few weeks here and there but just does not offer enough counting stats to really be more than a plug-and-play.  Sitting right outside the Top 100, he will likely settle into the 125-150 range the rest of the season.

 

Dropping out this week: Ozzie Albies, Anthony Rendon, Andrew Benintendi, Max Muncy, Franmil Reyes, Juan Yepez

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Harley Earl
Harley Earl
14 days ago

How in the world can Ty France only be #63? Have you not even looked at his numbers? He’s contributing in four categories and his on-base percentage is .395. If he stole bases, he’d be a top 10 batter. Geez.

Harley Earl
Harley Earl
Reply to  Jeremy Brewer
14 days ago

Well I’m glad to see you say he may belong in the 40s or 50s moving forward. That gives me hope in you lol! Now, here’s what I want you to do. I want you to check this link out and read, specifically #4. It’s about France. Then watch the video. Sean Casey really breaks down France with some great analysis. You might change your mind. This kid isn’t going anywhere. He’s going to be a solid contributor for some time to come. Now go see what I mean … :)

https://www.mlb.com/news/overlooked-mlb-stories-june-2022

Also, before I go. How about them Hogs? Dominated Stanford today. Them OmaHogs might just win it all.

Last edited 14 days ago by Harley Earl
bob gum
bob gum
14 days ago

how can you rank winker so high (i believe you have him at 58 ? he seems completely lost since leaving the frindlt hitters park in Cincy