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Top 10 Hitters From Last Week By Position (8/13/18 – 8/19/18)

The fantasy landscape can change drastically over the course of a week and especially with any league (especially deeper ones) it can be difficult to keep track of every performance worth noting.

We’ve done that work for you. Whether it’s hot bats to pick up or measuring the rising stock of players already owned, this is the rundown. Here’s a look at standouts over the past week by position.

 


 

Catcher

 

Kevin Plawecki – NYM (4%) .400 AVG, 9 R, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (51 GP) .241 AVG, 26 R, 4 HR, 24 RBI, 0 SB

 

 J.T. Realmuto – MIA – C,1B (93%) .320 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (96 GP) .293 AVG, 58 R, 16 HR, 61 RBI, 1 SB

 

Curt Casali – CIN (0%) .600 AVG, 3 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (31 GP) .333 AVG, 11 R, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB

 

Martin Maldonado -HOU (3%) .364 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 2 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (91 GP) .222 AVG, 33 R, 7 HR, 38 RBI, 0 SB

 

Omar Narvaez – CWS (8%) .308 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (72 GP) .282 AVG, 23 R, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 0 SB

 

Evan Gattis – HOU (88%) .211 AVG, 3 R, 3 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (108 GP) .236 AVG, 46 R, 24 HR, 71 RBI, 1 SB

 

Salvador Perez – KC (94%) .265 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (102 GP) .235 AVG, 40 R, 21 HR, 60 RBI, 1 SB

 

Jorge Alfaro – PHI  (7%) .300 AVG, 1 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (90 GP) .251 AVG, 31 R, 8 HR, 29 RBI, 2 SB

 

Robinson Chirinos – TEX  (48%) .200 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (89 GP) .220 AVG, 43 R, 16 HR, 55 RBI, 2 SB

 

Matt Wieters – WSH (5%) .368 AVG, 2 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (51 GP) .234 AVG, 16 R, 5 HR, 16 RBI, 0 SB

 

A Few Warnings

  • Plawecki benefited from the Mets combine 40 runs in two games. Do not be deceived.
  • Narvaez has done an admirable job filling in for Castillo, but Castillo is set to return the 23rd, so you cannot count on the playing time.
  • Alfaro came alive, even swiping a couple bags, but with The Buffalo (AKA Wilson Ramos) now in Philly and off the DL, his playing time will also drop off some.

 

Robinson Chirinos – TEX  (48%)

Catcher landscape has not changed much over the course of the season. If anything, it has gotten worse, even more desolate than it was at the start of the season with studs underperforming and going onto the DL like Sanchez and even Posey. Chrinos has plus power for the position with 30 home run potential over a complete season worth of at-bats. Now, you might say, “I can’t afford a .217 average tanking my team the rest of the season.” Fair enough, if that is part of your strategy. However, you might already be getting a poor average out of the C position. Also, he definitively hits for better average in the second half at .258 compared to a .216 first half average. He should provide some decent pop and average down the line and might be available in standard leagues.

Roster in standard leagues

 


 

First Base

 

Paul Goldschmidt – ARI (99%) .522 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (124 GP) .293 AVG, 78 R, 28 HR, 71 RBI, 5 SB

 

Rhys Hoskins – PHI – 1B, OF (98%) .333 AVG, 6 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (116 GP) .257 AVG, 73 R, 25 HR, 77 RBI, 5 SB

 

Whit Merrifield – KC – 1B, 2B, OF (90%) .406 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .303 AVG, 58 R, 8 HR, 43 RBI, 27 SB

 

Freddie Freeman – ATL – 1B, 3B (99%) .344 AVG, 7 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (125 GP) .321 AVG, 79 R, 20 HR, 77 RBI, 8 SB

 

Jose Abreu – CWS (98%) .393 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .272 AVG, 67 R, 22 HR, 78 RBI, 2 SB

 

Eric Hosmer – SD (80%) .360 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .261 AVG, 58 R, 13 HR, 54 RBI, 6 SB

 

Ryan O’Hearn – KC (0%) .235 AVG, 4 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (14 GP) .182 AVG, 8 R, 5 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB

 

Miguel Sano – MIN – 1B, 3B (60%) .222 AVG, 5 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (59 GP) .216 AVG, 30 R, 11 HR, 37 RBI, 0 SB

 

Joe Mauer – MIN  (8%) .308 AVG, 6 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (94 GP) .275 AVG, 45 R, 5 HR, 38 RBI, 0 SB

 

Cody Bellinger – LAD – 1B,OF (98%) .385 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (126 GP) .260 AVG, 72 R, 20 HR, 60 RBI, 10 SB

 

Ryan O’Hearn – KC (0%)

While the rookie does not have a lot of help in Kansas City, he does have a solid power profile and has a cheap price tag for deep leagues. Over 14 games he’s already compiled 5 home runs with and impressive 50% flyball rate paired with a 43% hard contact rate. Counting stats won’t be extremely valuable, as the Royals are deep into the teardown. However, the power can still make him a valuable source of home runs and RBI in deep leagues if you can afford a bit of an average hit.

Roster in deeper leagues

 


 

Second Base

 

Jose Ramirez – CLE – 2B, 3B (99%) .296 AVG, 7 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .296 AVG, 87 R, 37 HR, 91 RBI, 28 SB

 

Whit Merrifield – KC – 1B, 2B, OF (90%) .406 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .303 AVG, 58 R, 8 HR, 43 RBI, 27 SB

 

Kolten Wong – STL (2%) .476 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (107 GP) .237 AVG, 36 R, 8 HR, 31 RBI, 4 SB

 

Yuli Gurriel – HOU – 1B, 2B, 3B (51%) .286 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (105 GP) .280 AVG, 54 R, 8 HR, 62 RBI, 5 SB

 

Jose Peraza – CIN – 2B, SS (71%) .379 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .290 AVG, 67 R, 8 HR, 42 RBI, 18 SB

 

Scooter Gennett – CIN – 2B, 3B, OF (91%) .379 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .313 AVG, 74 R, 19 HR, 75 RBI, 3 SB

 

Rougned Odor – TEX (84%) .308 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (97 GP) .273 AVG, 62 R, 15 HR, 54 RBI, 10 SB

 

Starlin Castro – MIA (53%) .400 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (124 GP) .285 AVG, 69 R, 10 HR, 45 RBI, 6 SB

 

Jonathan Villar – BAL 2B, OF (42%) .261 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 SB

Season Stats: (105 GP) .262 AVG, 34 R, 9 HR, 31 RBI, 18 SB

 

Jeff McNeil – NYM – 2B, 3B (8%) .353 AVG, 6 R, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (27 GP) .326 AVG, 14 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 1 SB

 

Jonathan Villar – BAL 2B, OF (42%)

Sometimes players need a change of scenery, and that doesn’t always equate to a winning team. Villar has hit .268 with 3 home runs and 4 steals since coming to Baltimore and getting regular playing time. He had struggled in Milwaukee after everyone thought he would bust onto the scene as a power and speed threat. He still has that potential, and while the counting stats may not be phenomenal for any Oriole, he’s at the least a good bench bat to sub in with power/speed potential.

Roster in standard leagues

 

Jeff McNeil – NYM – 2B, 3B (8%)

The 26 year old rookie has certainly made the most of what playing time has been given to him this season. In 100 plate appearances he has his .326 with a couple home runs and a steal. He’s also not been striking out, and while that may regress some (his swinging strike rate indicates it will) he could still be a deep league infield fill in for average since he is getting full time at-bats. Across two level of the minors this season he hit well over .300 with 16 home runs and 6 steals, so he definitely has the upside to offer some pop and even chuck in a couple steals.

Roster in deeper leagues

 


 

Third Base

 

Justin Turner – LAD (82%) .519 AVG, 8 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (67 GP) .302 AVG, 37 R, 9 HR, 30 RBI, 2 SB

 

Nicholas Castellanos – DET – 3B, OF (89%) .393 AVG, 8 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (121 GP) .288 AVG, 68 R, 18 HR, 70 RBI, 2 SB

 

Todd Frazier – NYM (36%) .324 AVG, 7 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (80 GP) .229 AVG, 41 R, 12 HR, 43 RBI, 7 SB

 

Miguel Andujar – NYY (79%) .379 AVG, 5 R, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (114 GP) .297 AVG, 64 R, 20 HR, 66 RBI, 2 SB

 

Jose Ramirez – CLE – 2B, 3B (99%) .296 AVG, 7 R, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .296 AVG, 87 R, 37 HR, 91 RBI, 28 SB

 

Jose Bautista – NYM – 3B, OF (6%) .250 AVG, 7 R, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (89 GP) .199 AVG, 38 R, 10 HR, 41 RBI, 2 SB

 

Freddie Freeman – ATL – 1B, 3B (99%) .344 AVG, 7 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (125 GP) .321 AVG, 79 R, 20 HR, 77 RBI, 8 SB

 

Miguel Sano – MIN – 1B, 3B (60%) .222 AVG, 5 R, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (59 GP) .216 AVG, 30 R, 11 HR, 37 RBI, 0 SB

 

Yuli Gurriel – HOU – 1B, 2B, 3B (51%) .286 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (105 GP) .280 AVG, 54 R, 8 HR, 62 RBI, 5 SB

 

Scooter Gennett – CIN – 2B, 3B, OF (91%) .379 AVG, 6 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .313 AVG, 74 R, 19 HR, 75 RBI, 3 SB

 

Nothing to See Here…

These are mostly the studs at the position with a handful of oddball toss-ins. Among the riff-raff :

  • Joey Bats – no longer a viable option with a tanking average and limited at-bats
  • Yuli Gurriel – who seems to excel at nothing anymore, but can toss in a handful of everything here and there
  • Miguel Sano – had a hot streak after getting the promotion back to the majors when spots opened up, but his wOBA and hard hit rate has tanked since then. If you do need corner help, he has the most upside, especially power-wise, and should definitely be picked up.

 


 

Shortstop  

 

 Amed Rosario – NYM (27%) .368 AVG, 10 R, 2 HR, 9 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (119 GP) .244 AVG, 55 R, 6 HR, 40 RBI, 14 SB

 

 Trevor Story – COL (93%) .375 AVG, 6 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (124 GP) .291 AVG, 65 R, 26 HR, 84 RBI, 17 SB

 

Tim Anderson – CWS (65%) .348 AVG, 7 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: (121 GP) .245 AVG, 65 R, 16 HR, 52 RBI, 24 SB

 

Jose Peraza – CIN – 2B, SS (71%) .379 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .290 AVG, 67 R, 8 HR, 42 RBI, 18 SB

 

Manny Machado – LAD 3B, SS (99%) .259 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (127 GP) .306 AVG, 64 R, 29 HR, 77 RBI, 12 SB

 

JT Riddle – MIA (0%) .333 AVG, 3 R, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (74 GP) .230 AVG, 21 R, 7 HR, 28 RBI, 0 SB

 

Alex Bregman – HOU – 3B, SS (99%) .286 AVG, 5 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .280 AVG, 81 R, 24 HR, 77 RBI, 9 SB

 

Jorge Polanco – MIN (10%) .250 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (44 GP) .272 AVG, 22 R, 2 HR, 23 RBI, 4 SB

 

Dansby Swanson – ATL (%) .292 AVG, 5 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (107 GP) .245 AVG, 44 R, 12 HR, 52 RBI, 5 SB

 

Charlie Culberson – ATL – 2B, 3B, SS, OF  (7%) .316 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (87 GP) .287 AVG, 37 R, 9 HR, 34 RBI, 4 SB

 

Amed Rosario – NYM (27%)

You may not know, and if you did it would be easy to forget, but Rosario graded out as a 60 as far as potential for a hit tool, and in 2016-2017 he backed it with 2 seasons of .300 plus ball, not to mention his 60 grade wheels. He has already stolen 14 this season in 2018, showing some real promise for a middle infield average and speed combo, hitting .272 in August with a couple bombs and 5 steals (his second month in a row with at least 5 steals). While the Mets are not exciting in any way as a team, Rosario could be a good add for middle infield help, and an intriguing option even into next year.

Roster in standard leagues (especially if you need steals)

 

Jorge Polanco – MIN (10%)

Polanco won’t wow anyone in any one category, especially looking back over his suspension shortened 2018 season. He also can contribute in every category and play a premium position, though. In deep leagues, a player who can go 15/15 over a season with a decent batting average can be very valuable. Especially when shortstop quality can take steep drop after a certain tier of players.

Roster in deep leagues

 


 

Outfield

 

Ronald Acuna Jr. – ATL (90%) .424 AVG, 11 R, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 3 SB

Season Stats: (74 GP) .286 AVG, 53 R, 19 HR, 43 RBI, 10 SB

 

Nicholas Castellanos – DET – 3B, OF (89%) .393 AVG, 8 R, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: ( GP) . AVG, R,  HR, RBI, SB

 

Rhys Hoskins – PHI – 1B, OF (98%) .333 AVG, 6 R, 3 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: ( GP) . AVG, R,  HR, RBI, SB

 

Jose Bautista – NYM – 3B, OF (6%) .250 AVG, 7 R, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: ( GP) . AVG, R,  HR, RBI, SB

 

Whit Merrifield – KC – 1B, 2B, OF (90%) .406 AVG, 4 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB

Season Stats: ( GP) . AVG, R,  HR, RBI, SB

 

Brandon Nimmo – NYM – DL (30%) .714 AVG, 7 R, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (110 GP) .265 AVG, 65 R, 15 HR, 39 RBI, 8 SB

 

Bryce Harper – WSH (99%) .379 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 0 SB

Season Stats: (123 GP) .248 AVG, 78 R, 30 HR, 80 RBI, 10 SB

 

Giancarlo Stanton – NYY (99%) .346 AVG, 6 R, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (124 GP) .285 AVG, 82 R, 32 HR,  80 RBI, 5 SB

 

Justin Upton – LAA – DL (98%) .360 AVG, 4 R, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 1 SB

Season Stats: (122 GP) .267 AVG, 69 R, 26 HR, 74 RBI, 7 SB

 

Eric Young Jr – LAA (1%) .370 AVG, 6 R, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 SB

Season Stats: (20 GP) .266 AVG, 9 R, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 SB

 

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