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Updated Fantasy Baseball RPV

Relative Position Value - (Fpts-Top 12 Avg)/Top 12 Avg
Buster PoseySF330.552%
Salvador PerezKC248.014%
Yasmani GrandalLAD238.69%
Alex AvilaDET234.27%
J.T. RealmutoMIA231.26%
Tyler FlowersATL214.2-2%
Matt WietersWAS195.4-10%
Yadier MolinaSTL186.6-14%
Francisco CervelliPIT185.0-15%
Willson ContrerasCHC184.0-16%
Russell MartinTOR183.9-16%
Evan GattisHOU183.8-16%

As you would expect, Posey is the top catcher but one name that we do not see here is Gary Sanchez.  The Yankees catcher missed significant time in April, but on a points per game basis, Sanchez ranks 9th at 5.27.  Jonathan Lucroy has struggled, slashing .258/.302/.384.  Kyle Schwarber, who was supposed to have huge value at the C position, despite not catching, is hitting just .170 with a .290 OBP, 8 HR and just 20 RBI.

Paul GoldschmidtARI466.124%
Ryan ZimmermanWAS435.016%
Joey VottoCIN420.112%
Eric ThamesMIL397.96%
Freddie FreemanATL397.86%
Mark ReynoldsCOL350.9-6%
Justin BourMIA350.4-7%
Daniel MurphyWAS349.5-7%
Logan MorrisonTB345.0-8%
Anthony RizzoCHC341.5-9%
Buster PoseySF330.5-12%
Yonder AlonsoOAK315.8-16%

Thames has surpassed our expectations with 14 home runs, hitting one on May 31st to end a 22 day drought.  Bout, Morrison & Alonso have all given owners much more than anticipated and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that all of them have been traded in your league already, as owners looked to sell high.  The fact that Freeman hasn't played since May 17th and is still the 5th best 1B shows you just how great of a year he was having.

Where is Miguel Cabrera?!

Jose AltuveHOU374.423%
Daniel MurphyWAS349.515%
Jose RamirezCLE303.90%
Marwin GonzalezHOU302.60%
Starlin CastroNYY302.40%
Chris OwingsARI301.4-1%
Jed LowrieOAK297.9-2%
Josh HarrisonPIT289.5-5%
Jean SeguraSEA282.3-7%
Robinson CanoSEA281.5-7%
Brian DozierMIN279.8-8%
Jedd GyorkoSTL277.0-9%
*I removed Anthony Rizzo

Rougned Odor has been terrible and owned a top 50 ADP in drafts.  2B is so deep these days, but I can't fault you for drafting a 23 year old in the Rangers lineup that hit 33 doubles and 33 home runs in 2016.  Trea TurnerDee Gordon, Jonathan Villar, Matt Carpenter, and DJ LeMahieu have also been very disappointing this year.  Like I said, the position is deep.

Jake LambARI399.421%
Kris BryantCHC385.017%
Miguel SanoMIN358.19%
Nolan ArenadoCOL351.17%
Anthony RendonWAS341.03%
Eugenio SuarezCIN323.5-2%
Travis ShawMIL313.3-5%
Joey GalloTEX305.0-7%
Jose RamirezCLE303.9-8%
Marwin GonzalezHOU302.6-8%
Josh HarrisonPIT289.5-12%
Evan LongoriaTB282.0-14%

Lamb and Sano had a consensus ranking below Maikel Franco.  but Sano's ADP was 55 vs Lamb's 117 and Franco's 155.  Gallo has managed 93 total bases, despite a .207 BA, thanks to 16 home runs.  His 77 strikeouts trails only Chris Davis (79).

Adrian Beltre should make an impact on fantasy baseball the rest of the year.

Zack CozartCIN383.624%
Francisco LindorCLE347.012%
Carlos CorreaHOU346.812%
Corey SeagerLAD337.49%
Xander BogaertsBOS322.34%
Elvis AndrusTEX319.93%
Marwin GonzalezHOU302.6-2%
Chris OwingsARI301.4-3%
Jean SeguraSEA282.3-9%
Jedd GyorkoSTL277.0-11%
Andrelton SimmonsLAA263.7-15%
Tim BeckhamTB236.1-24%

Cozart was barely a top 30 SS in draft rankings.  He owns a ridiculous .347/.431/.599 triple slash.  There was debate about Manny Machado's SS eligibility being unfair, but the fact that he can't even rank higher than Simmons/Beckham is telling of just how real the struggle has been for him this year.  He has hit 10 home runs, but owns a .205 BA and .286 OBP.  We are talking about a first round pick here!

Mike TroutLAA509.427%
Aaron JudgeNYY443.110%
Charlie BlackmonCOL434.58%
Bryce HarperWAS425.56%
Corey DickersonTB414.83%
Eric ThamesMIL397.9-1%
Marcell OzunaMIA385.6-4%
Kris BryantCHC385.0-4%
Michael ConfortoNYM379.4-6%
Miguel SanoMIN358.1-11%
Giancarlo StantonMIA347.5-13%
Mookie BettsBOS338.9-16%

Trout's injury/Starling Marte's suspension were huge blows to fantasy owners - duh.  Judge/Dickerson/Conforto have all been nice surprises.  Trea Turner has been a huge disappointment but has started to hit as late.  Carlos Gonzalez has just been terrible, despite the fact that the Colorado Rockies are tied for the most wins in the National League.

Steven SouzaTB338.25%
Nelson CruzSEA332.13%
Avisail GarciaCHW329.02%
Matt KempATL328.92%
Jose BautistaTOR327.92%
Brett GardnerNYY327.01%
Adam DuvallCIN319.7-1%
Scott ScheblerCIN315.6-2%
Wil MyersSD314.8-2%
Jose AbreuCHW314.0-3%
Travis ShawMIL313.3-3%
Brandon BeltSF309.8-4%

The best of the rest, mostly OF with some CI mixed in.

Chris SaleBOS538.529%
Max ScherzerWAS461.511%
Chris ArcherTB455.59%
Clayton KershawLAD416.00%
Stephen StrasburgWAS413.5-1%
Ervin SantanaMIN409.5-2%
Dallas KeuchelHOU408.0-2%
Robbie RayARI387.5-7%
Zack GreinkeARI386.0-8%
Carlos MartinezSTL385.5-8%
Ivan NovaPIT378.5-9%
Mike LeakeSTL368.0-12%

Sale has been worth Yoan Moncada and then some for the Red Sox, despite the fact that they trail the Yankees by 2 games.  They just got David Price back in the rotation, so that should help.  Santana/Ray/Nova/Leake are the names that might surprise you if you don't own them.  Go take a look at Santana's numbers, he is having a historic season - but can it last?  Ray has always had the potential to be this good and he is building on a successful campaign last year.  Nova and Leake are two guys I would look to sell.

Scoring System
  • AB - (-1)
  • 1B - 5.6
  • 2B - 8.5
  • 3B - 11.3
  • HR - 15
  • BB - 3.5
  • HBP - 3.5
  • SB - 2.5
  • CS -  (-3)
  • IP - 7.5
  • SO - 2
  • H - (-2.5)
  • HR - (-12.5)
  • BB - (-3)
  • HB - (-3)

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