Here we are again fam. Last time I gave you an update we shuffled the board quite a bit to give due recognition to guys who were showing up and shaming the ones who aren’t. For instance, Adolis Garcia is still raking. That man has got power for days, he might break the top 40 next time we meet. Baddoo has continued to trend down with his average dropping below .200 for a bit, though he’s had a few signs of life over the past few days. He probably needs some time at AAA to continue his development as he fell a lot harder than I would have guessed. But it’s still early and he’s likely to be very hot/cold.

This week, I want to focus on a few more guys making a name for themselves in the “outfield”. And especially highlight one named Jared Walsh. As an Angels fan I have a lot of say on this, Pujols had to go. I knew it, you knew it, we all knew it. We all would have complained for the rest of the season that the Angels weren’t playing the young talent just like we do daily with the Rockies while Pujols struggled to hit over .230 (Jared is currently over .300). Jared is not a RF, he belongs at 1B where he’s a plus glove. Ohtani needs all the ABs at DH he can possibly get (speaking of him, is he going to get RF eligibility too? hahaha. He’s already subbed out there twice). These guys are the team’s future and they need to be on the field… Pujols was taking ABs away from their development and the time was now to let them fly. Anyway… let’s hit that run down:

The Ins

Jared Walsh – True to my word, he’s on the list now since he played just enough RF to qualify before they gave Pujols the boot. Does Maddon have him on his fantasy team? I was fully expecting him to be in the top 30; but dude, he cracked the top 20 for me. Crushing it. He’s currently in the top 11 for OPS in the league right now. The man can hit pretty well for a (former) pitcher. I hear that’s a thing now.

Tyler O’Neill – Over the last 3 weeks, he has been hitting .288 with 4 HRs and 3 SB. That’ll play.

Mitch Haniger – Hitting .259, 10 HR, 27 RBIs. He continues to hit like the player I thought he was in the preseason. Every time he has played he’s been balls-out good. Full stop.

Josh Rojas – This is a weird feeling. Josh Rojas SZN has finally come yet my mind still wants to reject it because we can’t have nice things. If he continues on with a 20/10+ season like he’s pacing and plays mostly every day he’s going to be very valuable.

Andrew Benintendi – As of yesterday he had the 2nd most hits in the league since April 30th. And it looks like he may have figured out what was wrong with his swing and plate discipline. Not great yet, but on a healthy trend going forward. Maybe he’s back. I’m feeling Beniiiiii, Beni and Regrets.

The Outs

Byron Buxton – So it finally happened. This obviously puts a damper on his breakout season pace, but hopefully, the bux doesn’t stop here.

George Springer – Just as quickly as he suddenly came off the IL, he hit 2 HRs and quickly went back on it again. It’s really putting a strain on our relationship.

Luis Robert – Noooooooo. Out for most of the season now with a torn hip flexor.

Lourdes Gurriel Jr. – He’s been so bad to start the season he might need a trip to AAA to get himself back on track… I dropped him in one league to activate Kelenic. Felt weird, and yet freeing.

The What-have-yous

Ronald Acuna Jr. – Looked like he rolled his ankle yesterday, hoping that’s all it is. Later in the game, he was seen walking around the dugout without any assistance so the hope is that maybe he only misses a couple of games.

Eddie Rosario – Each year Steady Eddie has been so dependable you could set a clock to him. So far he’s off to a slow start, but I suspect we start to see his bat come alive real soon. The weather heating up into spring and summer can only help.

Andrew McCutchen – He started cold as ice, as he’s no foreigner to starting slow. Towards the end of last season, yours truly said he was about to come alive and he finished strong. After a strong run these last 2 weeks, it feels like he’s finally joined the season.

The ROS Board

# Name Team Pos $
1 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL OF 59.7
2 Mike Trout LAA OF 41.0
3 Juan Soto WSH OF 35.4
4 Mookie Betts LAD OF 34.4
5 J.D. Martinez BOS DH/OF 31.6
6 Bryce Harper PHI OF 31.2
7 Nick Castellanos CIN OF 26.6
8 Whit Merrifield KC 2B/OF 26.2
9 Yordan Alvarez HOU DH/OF 24.4
10 Byron Buxton MIN OF 23.5
11 Giancarlo Stanton NYY DH/OF 21.8
12 Franmil Reyes CLE DH/OF 20.2
13 Aaron Judge NYY OF 19.5
14 Kyle Tucker HOU OF 19.2
15 Cody Bellinger LAD 1B/OF 18.7
16 Trent Grisham SD OF 17.9
17 Christian Yelich MIL OF 16.9
18 Ramon Laureano OAK OF 16.7
19 Kris Bryant CHC 3B/OF 16.6
20 Jared Walsh LAA 1B/OF 15.8
21 Alex Verdugo BOS OF 15.6
22 Jesse Winker CIN OF 15.2
23 Randy Arozarena TB OF 14.8
24 Marcell Ozuna ATL OF 14.6
25 Eddie Rosario CLE OF 13.6
26 Mitch Haniger SEA OF 13.0
27 Starling Marte MIA OF 12.5
28 Nick Solak TEX 2B/3B/OF 12.3
29 Raimel Tapia COL OF 11.6
30 Wil Myers SD 1B/OF 9.8
31 Charlie Blackmon COL OF 9.2
32 Teoscar Hernandez TOR OF 8.9
33 Michael Conforto NYM OF 8.4
34 Austin Meadows TB OF 7.8
35 Michael Brantley HOU OF 7.3
36 Mark Canha OAK 1B/OF 7.1
37 Josh Rojas ARI 2B/SS/OF 6.8
38 Tommy Edman STL 2B/SS/3B/OF 6.1
39 Ketel Marte ARI 2B/SS/OF 6.0
40 Joey Gallo TEX OF 5.7
41 Trey Mancini BAL 1B/OF 5.0
42 Jeff McNeil NYM 2B/3B/OF 4.7
43 Dylan Carlson STL OF 3.5
44 Max Kepler MIN OF 3.2
45 Chris Taylor LAD 2B/SS/OF 3.1
46 Andrew McCutchen PHI OF 3.0
47 Austin Riley ATL 3B/OF 2.9
48 Brandon Belt SF 1B/OF 2.8
49 Cedric Mullins BAL OF 2.2
50 Bryan Reynolds PIT OF 2.2
51 David Fletcher LAA 2B/SS/3B/OF 2.1
52 David Peralta ARI OF 1.6
53 AJ Pollock LAD OF 1.5
54 Brandon Lowe TB 1B/2B/OF 1.5
55 Jorge Soler KC OF 1.4
56 Andrew Benintendi KC OF 0.9
57 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR 2B/OF 0.3
58 Anthony Santander BAL OF 0.1
59 Kyle Lewis SEA OF -0.1
60 Willians Astudillo MIN C/1B/3B/OF -0.3
61 Randal Grichuk TOR OF -0.4
62 Garrett Hampson COL 2B/SS/OF -0.6
63 Justin Upton LAA OF -0.7
64 Nick Senzel CIN OF -0.8
65 Ryan Mountcastle BAL 1B/OF -0.9
66 Cavan Biggio TOR 2B/3B/OF -1.2
67 Kyle Schwarber WSH OF -1.5
68 Tyler O’Neill STL OF -1.8
69 Avisail Garcia MIL OF -2.3
70 Adolis Garcia TEX OF -2.4
71 Tyler Naquin CIN OF -2.5
72 Hunter Renfroe BOS OF -2.9
73 Mike Yastrzemski SF OF -3.0
74 Robbie Grossman DET OF -3.1
75 Manuel Margot TB OF -3.2
76 Tommy Pham SD OF -3.3
77 Adam Eaton CHW OF -3.5
78 Dylan Moore SEA 2B/SS/3B/OF -3.6
79 Austin Hays BAL OF -3.9
80 Victor Robles WSH OF -4.1
81 Willie Calhoun TEX OF -4.2
82 Akil Baddoo DET OF -4.5
83 Dominic Smith NYM 1B/OF -4.6
84 Ian Happ CHC 2B/3B/OF -4.8
85 Lorenzo Cain MIL OF -5.0
86 Brandon Nimmo NYM OF -5.0
87 Josh Naylor CLE OF -5.8
88 Adam Duvall MIA OF -5.9
89 Aaron Hicks NYY OF -6.0
90 Corey Dickerson MIA OF -6.0
91 Adam Frazier PIT 2B/OF -6.4
92 Luis Robert CHW OF -6.7
93 Enrique Hernandez BOS 2B/SS/OF -6.9
94 Hunter Dozier KC 1B/3B/OF -7.9
95 Luis Arraez MIN 2B/3B/OF -8.1
96 Jurickson Profar SD 2B/OF -8.2
97 J.D. Davis NYM 3B/OF -8.6
98 Austin Slater SF 1B/OF -8.8
99 Joc Pederson CHC 1B/OF -9.0
100 Clint Frazier NYY OF -9.0
101 Myles Straw HOU SS/OF -9.6
102 Alex Kirilloff MIN OF -9.7
103 Niko Goodrum DET 1B/2B/SS/OF -10.2
104 Pavin Smith ARI 1B/OF -10.8
105 David Dahl TEX OF -11.1

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1 year ago

What’s the prognosis on Winker? Do you think he sticks around the top 20?

1 year ago

I think it’s time for many of us to accept and acknowledge the obvious, Kyle Lewis and his robust 5 RBI’s is a bust. Mea culpa Grey.

Reply to  Chucky
1 year ago

Is Mookie Betts a ” poor man’s” Robbie Grossman? Yes, you read that correctly.

1 year ago

Got offered a get: jd Martinez and closer Hader give:betts trade
Based off this chart seems like a no brainer right?
12 team roto

Homer's got the Runs
Homer's got the Runs
Reply to  Ken
1 year ago

If this is redraft, j actually like JD side more.

Reply to  Homer's got the Runs
1 year ago

Not redraft it’s a 12 team roto. Figure Hader helps ks saves and ratios. I lose in sb but jd is pretty even with betts in other categories

Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Ah ok. And thanks I accepted this am.

CT Old School
CT Old School
1 year ago

You got Kirilloff at 102. Where’s Kelenic ROS?

1 year ago

Surprised to see Mountcastle over Adolis, comparing their output so far this year.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I need to cut one of these (Kepler; O’Neil; Bader); this is your order. I actually felt the opposite.

Norman Ginsberg
Norman Ginsberg
1 year ago

I need to cut one of these (Kepler; O’Neil; Bader); this is your order. I actually felt the opposite.

1 year ago

Taylor Ward, Marisnick, Ludlow, etc….ehh

Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

….which is why I haven’t dropped Gurriel lol

1 year ago

I’m surprised to see Pavin Smith so far down on the list…I know the tools aren’t sexy, but this stat cast darling keeps plugging along. And no Andrew Vaughn? Slow start seems to be melting away of late…

Reply to  Coolwhip
1 year ago

Pavin maybe platooning in the OF, but he is playing everyday….Vaughn, fair enough….just started to show life.

1 year ago

Can’t let go yet….glutton for punishment. He had a hit and an RBI last night!

1 year ago

Tell me to drop Gurriel in a mixed 14 team 6×6…I dare you…

Reply to  ray
1 year ago

More like “I beg you”

1 year ago

I just traded LGJ for McClanahan in my keep forever league. So freeing!

Reply to  scoboticus
1 year ago

Tried to trade him earlier for Cease, but he came back with McClanahan. Yes please!