In our latest short term projection (today through 4/15) there are 22 starting pitchers whose short term projected rank is much lower than their season to date rank. Brandon Nimmo (#52) and Aaron Judge (#46) are a couple outfielders who are projected to come up short of their season rank in the short term. But of all the outfielders with a lower short term ranking, Adam Jones is the lowest ranking one at #60, down from #34 season-to-date. There are 10 outfielders that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Ronald Acuna is the highest ranking must start. There are a number of outfielders projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #23, Leonys Martin is the highest ranking one.

[NOTE: In the early part of a season we include stats from last year in our 'current season' rankings.]

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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B. Harper (PHI) 38 FP, 10 GP | G. Springer (HOU) 25 FP, 9 GP | E. Rosario (MIN) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

M. Trout (LAA) 35 FP, 10 GP | L. Cain (MIL) 25 FP, 10 GP | M. Conforto (NYM) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

C. Yelich (MIL) 33 FP, 10 GP | L. Martin* (CLE) 25 FP, 10 GP | J. Gallo (TEX) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

R. Hoskins (PHI) 33 FP, 10 GP | D. Santana (SEA) 25 FP, 11 GP + | M. Margot* (SD) 22 FP, 11 GP |

M. Betts (BOS) 33 FP, 9 GP | B. Anderson* (MIA) 25 FP, 10 GP | R. Braun (MIL) 22 FP, 10 GP |

M. Haniger (SEA) 32 FP, 11 GP | D. Dahl (COL) 24 FP, 11 GP + | A. Judge (NYY) 22 FP, 8 GP - |

R. Acuna (ATL) 32 FP, 10 GP + | M. Canha* (OAK) 24 FP, 10 GP | D. Peralta (ARI) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

C. Blackmon (COL) 30 FP, 11 GP | J. Soto (WAS) 24 FP, 8 GP | R. Grichuk (TOR) 22 FP, 9 GP |

W. Myers (SD) 30 FP, 11 GP + | S. Marte (PIT) 24 FP, 9 GP | B. Zobrist* (CHC) 22 FP, 10 GP |

A. McCutchen (PHI) 29 FP, 10 GP | M. Brantley (HOU) 24 FP, 9 GP - | Y. Puig (CIN) 21 FP, 9 GP |

A. Pollock (LAD) 29 FP, 11 GP + | E. Jimenez (CHW) 24 FP, 10 GP + | J. Rickard* (BAL) 21 FP, 10 GP |

S. Piscotty (OAK) 28 FP, 10 GP | N. Martini* (OAK) 24 FP, 10 GP | B. Nimmo (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP - |

A. Benintendi (BOS) 28 FP, 9 GP | K. Calhoun* (LAA) 24 FP, 10 GP | N. Castellanos (DET) 21 FP, 8 GP - |

J. Pederson (LAD) 27 FP, 11 GP + | A. Verdugo* (LAD) 24 FP, 11 GP | K. Kiermaier* (TB) 21 FP, 9 GP |

T. Pham (TB) 27 FP, 9 GP | E. Hernandez (LAD) 23 FP, 11 GP | M. Kepler* (MIN) 21 FP, 9 GP |

M. Smith (SEA) 27 FP, 11 GP + | A. Gordon* (KC) 23 FP, 10 GP | T. Naquin* (CLE) 21 FP, 10 GP |

M. Ozuna (STL) 26 FP, 10 GP | K. Schwarber (CHC) 23 FP, 10 GP | A. Meadows (TB) 21 FP, 9 GP + |

N. Markakis (ATL) 26 FP, 10 GP | N. Mazara (TEX) 23 FP, 9 GP | F. Reyes* (SD) 21 FP, 11 GP |

O. Herrera (PHI) 26 FP, 10 GP + | R. Grossman* (OAK) 23 FP, 10 GP | J. Heyward* (CHC) 20 FP, 10 GP |

E. Inciarte (ATL) 25 FP, 10 GP | H. Renfroe* (SD) 23 FP, 11 GP | A. Jones (ARI) 20 FP, 9 GP - |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 4/5 to 4/15**

There are 22 starting pitchers that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. Shane Bieber, at #11, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 starting pitchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Kyle Freeland, for example, is projected to be just the #57 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are a number of starting pitchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Yonny Chirinos, at #28, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Scherzer (WAS) 15 FP, 2 GP | H. Ryu (LAD) 8 FP, 2 GP | D. Rodriguez* (SF) 5 FP, 2 GP |

C. Kluber (CLE) 14 FP, 2 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 8 FP, 2 GP + | S. Newcomb (ATL) 5 FP, 2 GP + |

J. deGrom (NYM) 13 FP, 2 GP | J. Lester (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GP | C. Morton (TB) 5 FP, 1 GP |

B. Snell (TB) 13 FP, 2 GP | B. Keller (KC) 8 FP, 2 GP + | Y. Darvish (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GP + |

J. Verlander (HOU) 12 FP, 2 GP | R. Stripling (LAD) 7 FP, 2 GP + | M. Gonzales (SEA) 4 FP, 2 GP |

T. Bauer (CLE) 12 FP, 2 GP | Y. Kikuchi (SEA) 7 FP, 3 GP + | M. Minor* (TEX) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Sale (BOS) 11 FP, 2 GP | J. Berrios (MIN) 7 FP, 2 GP | G. Cole (HOU) 4 FP, 1 GP |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 10 FP, 2 GP | Y. Chirinos* (TB) 7 FP, 2 GP | T. Anderson* (COL) 4 FP, 3 GP |

C. Carrasco (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP | M. Wacha (STL) 6 FP, 2 GP + | L. Castillo (CIN) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

A. Nola (PHI) 9 FP, 2 GP | R. Porcello (BOS) 6 FP, 2 GP | C. McHugh (HOU) 4 FP, 2 GP |

S. Bieber (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP + | M. Tanaka (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

M. Clevinger (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP | C. Hamels (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GP + | N. Eovaldi (BOS) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

D. Price (BOS) 9 FP, 2 GP | German Marquez (COL) 6 FP, 2 GP - | Z. Wheeler (NYM) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

J. Happ (NYY) 9 FP, 2 GP | K. Hendricks (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GP + | S. Strasburg (WAS) 4 FP, 1 GP |

Z. Greinke (ARI) 8 FP, 2 GP | Z. Eflin (PHI) 6 FP, 2 GP + | J. Quintana (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

B. Peacock (HOU) 8 FP, 2 GP + | T. Glasnow (TB) 6 FP, 2 GP + | T. Williams (PIT) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

F. Peralta (MIL) 8 FP, 2 GP + | M. Bumgarner (SF) 5 FP, 2 GP + | K. Freeland (COL) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

P. Corbin (WAS) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Estrada* (OAK) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Vargas* (NYM) 3 FP, 2 GP |

J. Arrieta (PHI) 8 FP, 2 GP + | K. Gausman (ATL) 5 FP, 2 GP + | M. Foltynewicz (ATL) 3 FP, 1 GP |

W. Buehler (LAD) 8 FP, 2 GP + | V. Velasquez* (PHI) 5 FP, 2 GP | C. Archer (PIT) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 4/5 to 4/15**

If you need help at catcher there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Nick Hundley, at #6, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Buster Posey, at #2, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Robinson Chirinos, for example, is projected to be just the #24 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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Willson Contreras (CHC) 24 FP, 10 GP | Y. Grandal (MIL) 16 FP, 10 GP - | J. Lucroy* (LAA) 14 FP, 10 GP |

B. Posey (SF) 22 FP, 10 GP + | A. Barnes (LAD) 16 FP, 11 GP + | M. Zunino* (TB) 13 FP, 9 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 22 FP, 10 GP | W. Castillo* (CHW) 16 FP, 10 GP | A. Knapp* (PHI) 13 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 21 FP, 10 GP | C. Iannetta* (COL) 16 FP, 11 GP | R. Chirinos (HOU) 13 FP, 9 GP - |

W. Ramos (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP | F. Mejia (SD) 15 FP, 11 GP + | B. McCann* (ATL) 13 FP, 10 GP |

N. Hundley* (OAK) 20 FP, 10 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 14 FP, 10 GP | W. Astudillo (MIN) 12 FP, 9 GP + |

O. Narvaez (SEA) 20 FP, 11 GP + | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 14 FP, 9 GP | R. Perez* (CLE) 12 FP, 10 GP |

F. Cervelli (PIT) 17 FP, 9 GP | M. Maldonado* (KC) 14 FP, 10 GP | M. Pina* (MIL) 12 FP, 10 GP |

G. Sanchez (NYY) 17 FP, 8 GP | D. Jansen (TOR) 14 FP, 9 GP + | K. Plawecki* (CLE) 11 FP, 10 GP |

A. Hedges* (SD) 16 FP, 11 GP | J. Alfaro* (MIA) 14 FP, 10 GP | R. Martin* (LAD) 11 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 4/5 to 4/15**

There are a number of first basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #15, Kendrys Morales is the highest ranking one. There are 7 first basemen that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. Cody Bellinger, at #2, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Yulieski Gurriel, for example, is projected to be just the #30 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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K. Davis (OAK) 35 FP, 10 GP | E. Encarnacion (SEA) 28 FP, 11 GP | J. Bauers* (CLE) 24 FP, 10 GP |

C. Bellinger (LAD) 34 FP, 11 GP + | J. Abreu (CHW) 28 FP, 10 GP + | R. Healy (SEA) 24 FP, 11 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 33 FP, 10 GP | E. Hosmer (SD) 28 FP, 11 GP + | I. Desmond (COL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

M. Muncy (LAD) 31 FP, 11 GP + | J. Aguilar (MIL) 27 FP, 10 GP | S. Choo* (TEX) 23 FP, 9 GP |

A. Rizzo (CHC) 31 FP, 10 GP | K. Morales* (OAK) 27 FP, 10 GP | B. Belt* (SF) 22 FP, 10 GP |

J. Martinez (BOS) 31 FP, 9 GP | R. O'Hearn (KC) 27 FP, 10 GP + | Jose Martinez* (STL) 22 FP, 10 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 31 FP, 10 GP | H. Ramirez* (CLE) 26 FP, 10 GP | J. Bell* (PIT) 22 FP, 9 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 30 FP, 10 GP | J. Votto (CIN) 26 FP, 9 GP | P. Alonso (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP + |

M. Carpenter (STL) 29 FP, 10 GP | R. McMahon (COL) 25 FP, 11 GP + | J. Smoak (TOR) 20 FP, 9 GP - |

N. Cruz (MIN) 28 FP, 9 GP | M. Reynolds* (COL) 24 FP, 11 GP | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 20 FP, 9 GP - |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 4/5 to 4/15**

If you need help at second baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Daniel Descalso, at #9, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #6, Robinson Cano is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. DJ LeMahieu, for example, is projected to be just the #28 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Baez (CHC) 29 FP, 10 GP | K. Marte (ARI) 23 FP, 9 GP | J. McNeil (NYM) 19 FP, 9 GP + |

W. Merrifield (KC) 29 FP, 10 GP | K. Wong (STL) 22 FP, 10 GP + | G. Torres (NYY) 19 FP, 8 GP - |

O. Albies (ATL) 27 FP, 10 GP | Y. Moncada (CHW) 22 FP, 10 GP | B. Dozier (WAS) 18 FP, 8 GP - |

C. Hernandez (PHI) 25 FP, 10 GP | S. Castro* (MIA) 22 FP, 10 GP | A. Frazier* (PIT) 18 FP, 9 GP |

J. Altuve (HOU) 24 FP, 9 GP | J. Villar (BAL) 21 FP, 10 GP + | Daniel Robertson* (TB) 18 FP, 9 GP |

R. Cano (NYM) 24 FP, 9 GP + | B. Lowe* (TB) 21 FP, 9 GP | D. Fletcher* (LAA) 17 FP, 10 GP |

D. Gordon (SEA) 24 FP, 11 GP + | J. Schoop (MIN) 20 FP, 9 GP | W. Difo* (WAS) 16 FP, 8 GP |

A. Cabrera (TEX) 24 FP, 9 GP | J. Panik* (SF) 20 FP, 10 GP | D. LeMahieu (NYY) 16 FP, 8 GP - |

D. Descalso* (CHC) 24 FP, 10 GP | R. Odor (TEX) 20 FP, 9 GP | A. Hanson* (TOR) 16 FP, 9 GP |

I. Kinsler* (SD) 23 FP, 11 GP | N. Goodrum* (DET) 19 FP, 8 GP | H. Perez* (MIL) 16 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 4/5 to 4/15**

If you need help at third baseman there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. At #12, Evan Longoria is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Kris Bryant is the highest ranking must start. All widely owned third basemen are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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N. Arenado (COL) 37 FP, 11 GP | M. Moustakas (MIL) 25 FP, 10 GP | Z. Cozart* (LAA) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 37 FP, 10 GP | E. Longoria* (SF) 24 FP, 10 GP | E. Escobar* (ARI) 17 FP, 9 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 32 FP, 10 GP | T. Shaw (MIL) 24 FP, 10 GP | D. Freese* (LAD) 17 FP, 11 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 31 FP, 10 GP + | R. Devers (BOS) 22 FP, 9 GP | Y. Solarte* (SF) 17 FP, 10 GP |

J. Turner (LAD) 29 FP, 11 GP + | Johan Camargo* (ATL) 21 FP, 10 GP | J. Kang* (PIT) 17 FP, 9 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 28 FP, 9 GP | J. Lamb* (ARI) 20 FP, 9 GP | Y. Diaz* (TB) 15 FP, 9 GP |

A. Rendon (WAS) 26 FP, 8 GP | J. Gyorko* (STL) 20 FP, 10 GP | C. Sanchez* (CHW) 15 FP, 10 GP |

M. Franco (PHI) 25 FP, 10 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 19 FP, 10 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 15 FP, 8 GP |

J. Donaldson (ATL) 25 FP, 10 GP + | R. Nunez* (BAL) 19 FP, 10 GP | C. Moran* (PIT) 15 FP, 9 GP |

E. Suarez (CIN) 25 FP, 9 GP | M. Prado* (MIA) 19 FP, 10 GP | D. Bote* (CHC) 12 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 4/5 to 4/15**

There are a number of shortstops projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Marcus Semien, at #8, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are 9 shortstops that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. Jurickson Profar, at #3, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. Jose Peraza is the only shortstop who is projected to have a significantly worse stretch than normal.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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M. Machado (SD) 33 FP, 11 GP | A. Simmons (LAA) 23 FP, 10 GP | S. Kingery* (PHI) 20 FP, 10 GP |

T. Story (COL) 32 FP, 11 GP | T. Beckham (SEA) 23 FP, 11 GP + | B. Crawford* (SF) 19 FP, 10 GP |

J. Profar (OAK) 29 FP, 10 GP + | C. Taylor* (LAD) 23 FP, 11 GP | A. Rosario* (NYM) 19 FP, 9 GP |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 29 FP, 9 GP | C. Correa (HOU) 23 FP, 9 GP + | J. Peraza (CIN) 18 FP, 9 GP - |

J. Segura (PHI) 27 FP, 10 GP | J. Polanco (MIN) 22 FP, 9 GP + | O. Arcia* (MIL) 18 FP, 10 GP |

F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 27 FP, 11 GP + | T. Anderson (CHW) 22 FP, 10 GP | W. Adames* (TB) 17 FP, 9 GP |

C. Seager (LAD) 27 FP, 11 GP + | D. Swanson* (ATL) 21 FP, 10 GP | Lourdes Gurriel* (TOR) 17 FP, 9 GP |

M. Semien* (OAK) 26 FP, 10 GP | E. Andrus (TEX) 21 FP, 9 GP + | M. Rojas* (MIA) 15 FP, 10 GP |

A. Mondesi (KC) 25 FP, 10 GP + | J.T. Riddle* (MIA) 20 FP, 10 GP | A. Diaz* (HOU) 15 FP, 9 GP |

P. DeJong (STL) 24 FP, 10 GP + | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 20 FP, 9 GP | R. Martin* (BAL) 15 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 4/5 to 4/15**

If you need help at reliever there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. At #5, Pedro Strop is the highest ranking one. There are 8 relievers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #6, Roberto Osuna is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 relievers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Shane Greene, for example, is projected to be just the #28 reliever. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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K. Jansen (LAD) 23 FP, 11 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 12 FP, 9 GP | H. Rondon* (HOU) 3 FP, 9 GP |

B. Treinen (OAK) 21 FP, 10 GP | G. Holland* (ARI) 11 FP, 9 GP | J. Familia* (NYM) 3 FP, 9 GP |

J. Hader (MIL) 20 FP, 10 GP | C. Allen (LAA) 11 FP, 10 GP | K. Herrera* (CHW) 2 FP, 10 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 19 FP, 10 GP | B. Parker* (MIN) 11 FP, 9 GP | C. Green* (NYY) 2 FP, 8 GP |

P. Strop* (CHC) 18 FP, 10 GP | J. Hicks (STL) 10 FP, 10 GP + | M. Melancon* (SF) 2 FP, 10 GP |

R. Osuna (HOU) 18 FP, 9 GP + | R. Brasier* (BOS) 9 FP, 9 GP | P. Neshek* (PHI) 2 FP, 10 GP |

W. Davis (COL) 18 FP, 11 GP | B. Boxberger* (KC) 9 FP, 10 GP | B. Brach* (CHC) 2 FP, 10 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 17 FP, 9 GP | S. Greene (DET) 8 FP, 8 GP - | A. Ottavino* (NYY) 2 FP, 8 GP |

A. Vizcaino (ATL) 17 FP, 10 GP + | A. Colome* (CHW) 8 FP, 10 GP | J. Miller* (WAS) 2 FP, 8 GP |

A. Swarzak* (SEA) 16 FP, 11 GP | M. Givens* (BAL) 7 FP, 10 GP | J. Kelly* (LAD) 2 FP, 11 GP |

Jose Alvarado (TB) 15 FP, 9 GP + | Drew Steckenrider* (MIA) 6 FP, 10 GP | D. Castillo* (TB) 2 FP, 9 GP |

Jose Leclerc (TEX) 15 FP, 9 GP + | A. Miller* (STL) 5 FP, 10 GP | S. Kelley* (TEX) 2 FP, 9 GP |

W. Smith (SF) 14 FP, 10 GP + | S. Dominguez* (PHI) 5 FP, 10 GP | C. Gearrin* (SEA) 2 FP, 11 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 14 FP, 11 GP | S. Romo* (MIA) 4 FP, 10 GP | K. Kela* (PIT) 2 FP, 9 GP |

D. Robertson (PHI) 14 FP, 10 GP + | A. Minter* (ATL) 4 FP, 10 GP | C. Roe* (TB) 2 FP, 9 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 14 FP, 8 GP | T. May* (MIN) 4 FP, 9 GP | Reyes Moronta* (SF) 2 FP, 10 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 14 FP, 8 GP | D. Floro* (LAD) 3 FP, 11 GP | P. Baez* (LAD) 1 FP, 11 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 13 FP, 9 GP - | T. Buttrey* (LAA) 3 FP, 10 GP | I. Kennedy* (KC) 1 FP, 10 GP |

M. Barnes (BOS) 13 FP, 9 GP + | A. Bradley* (ARI) 3 FP, 9 GP | Y. Hirano* (ARI) 1 FP, 9 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 12 FP, 9 GP | L. Trivino* (OAK) 3 FP, 10 GP | C. Ferguson* (LAD) 1 FP, 11 GP |