Computer Projecting George Springer, A.J. Pollock and Oscar Mercado to Come Through for Fantasy Teams Rest of Season

Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points, 12 have a projected rank that is substantially better than their season to date rank. A couple outfielders who are projected to improve their ranking are A.J. Pollock (#45) and Oscar Mercado (#27). But of all the outfielders with improved projected ranking, George Springer is the highest ranking one. George Springer is projected to be the #4 rated player of 12 outfielders who are owned in 100% of leagues. If you sort these 12 players based on their actual fantasy production and then by their current start percentage, he is the #4 rated player. He is fairly rated as an elite outfielder. He is projected for 132 fantasy points in 35 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #3 highest average. The market ranks George Springer behind Blackmon and above Betts and the projections agree.

There are only 6 outfielders who are projected to be fantasy busts. Lorenzo Cain, for example, is projected to be just the #59 outfielder and some owners may have better options. There are a number of outfielders widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #30, Corey Dickerson is the highest ranking one.

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

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C. Yelich (MIL) 146 FP, 4.1 perB. Anderson (MIA) 108 FP, 3 perS. Piscotty* (OAK) 92 FP, 2.9 per
M. Trout (LAA) 138 FP, 4.1 perY. Puig (CLE) 106 FP, 3.4 perK. Calhoun (LAA) 92 FP, 2.8 per -
C. Blackmon (COL) 134 FP, 3.6 perB. Reynolds (PIT) 106 FP, 2.9 per +J. Upton (LAA) 92 FP, 2.7 per +
M. Betts (BOS) 130 FP, 3.8 perW. Calhoun (TEX) 105 FP, 3 perAnthony Santander* (BAL) 92 FP, 2.6 per
G. Springer (HOU) 130 FP, 3.7 per +A. Eaton (WAS) 104 FP, 3 perA. Pollock (LAD) 91 FP, 3.1 per +
J. Soto (WAS) 125 FP, 3.4 perA. Judge (NYY) 101 FP, 3.1 per +A. Aquino (CIN) 91 FP, 2.9 per +
R. Acuna (ATL) 124 FP, 3.6 perO. Mercado (CLE) 101 FP, 2.9 per +M. Yastrzemski* (SF) 91 FP, 2.7 per
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 122 FP, 3.6 per +E. Jimenez (CHW) 101 FP, 2.8 per +J. Pederson (LAD) 89 FP, 3.2 per
B. Harper (PHI) 121 FP, 3.5 perN. Mazara (TEX) 100 FP, 3 perM. Cabrera* (PIT) 88 FP, 2.4 per
M. Ozuna (STL) 121 FP, 3.3 per +C. Dickerson* (PHI) 100 FP, 2.9 perF. Reyes (CLE) 87 FP, 3.1 per
R. Hoskins (PHI) 119 FP, 3.4 perK. Schwarber (CHC) 99 FP, 2.8 perB. Gardner (NYY) 87 FP, 3 per
M. Kepler (MIN) 114 FP, 3.6 perJ. Bruce* (PHI) 98 FP, 3.1 perC. Stewart* (DET) 87 FP, 2.5 per
M. Brantley (HOU) 113 FP, 3.4 perA. Benintendi (BOS) 98 FP, 3 per -M. Conforto (NYM) 86 FP, 3 per -
N. Castellanos (CHC) 113 FP, 3.3 perV. Robles (WAS) 95 FP, 2.7 perJ. Heyward (CHC) 86 FP, 2.9 per
S. Marte (PIT) 113 FP, 3.1 perH. Pence (TEX) 94 FP, 3.2 perG. Allen* (CLE) 86 FP, 2.8 per
T. Pham (TB) 112 FP, 3.3 perD. Peralta (ARI) 94 FP, 2.8 per +A. Duvall* (ATL) 86 FP, 2.6 per
T. Mancini (BAL) 110 FP, 3.2 perR. Braun (MIL) 93 FP, 3 perK. Kiermaier* (TB) 85 FP, 2.7 per
D. Santana (TEX) 110 FP, 3.1 per +A. Gordon (KC) 93 FP, 2.8 per -H. Ramirez* (MIA) 85 FP, 2.4 per
E. Rosario (MIN) 109 FP, 3.4 perJ. Winker* (CIN) 93 FP, 2.8 perL. Cain (MIL) 84 FP, 2.5 per -
A. Meadows (TB) 109 FP, 3.3 perJ. Soler (KC) 92 FP, 3.3 per -R. Grichuk* (TOR) 83 FP, 2.6 per

Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers Rest of Season

If you need help at starting pitcher there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 the rest of the season. Rich Hill, at #42, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 starting pitchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #34, Michael Pineda is the highest ranking must start. There are 7 starting pitchers that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Caleb Smith, for example, is projected to be just the #60 starting pitcher and some owners may have better options.

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M. Scherzer (WAS) 70 FP, 8.8 perJ. Quintana (CHC) 23 FP, 3.3 perS. Strasburg (WAS) 15 FP, 5 per -
J. Verlander (HOU) 62 FP, 8.9 perM. Fiers (OAK) 23 FP, 2.9 perR. Hill* (LAD) 15 FP, 3.8 per
G. Cole (HOU) 52 FP, 7.4 perW. Miley (HOU) 22 FP, 2.8 perR. Ray (ARI) 15 FP, 3 per
C. Kershaw (LAD) 50 FP, 7.1 perGerman Marquez (COL) 21 FP, 3 perR. Yarbrough (TB) 15 FP, 2.5 per -
W. Buehler (LAD) 43 FP, 6.1 perC. Hamels (CHC) 21 FP, 2.6 perK. Gibson (MIN) 15 FP, 1.9 per
J. deGrom (NYM) 42 FP, 6 perL. Lynn (TEX) 20 FP, 2.9 perP. Lopez* (MIA) 14 FP, 2.3 per
H. Ryu (LAD) 41 FP, 6.8 perM. Minor (TEX) 20 FP, 2.9 perZ. Wheeler (NYM) 14 FP, 2 per
S. Bieber (CLE) 40 FP, 5 perKenta Maeda (LAD) 20 FP, 2.9 perJ. Lester (CHC) 14 FP, 2 per
Z. Greinke (HOU) 37 FP, 5.3 perL. Severino (NYY) 19 FP, 4.8 perA. Young* (ARI) 14 FP, 1.8 per
M. Clevinger (CLE) 36 FP, 6 perJ. Flaherty (STL) 19 FP, 2.4 perA. Civale* (CLE) 13 FP, 2.2 per
C. Kluber (CLE) 35 FP, 5.8 perB. Snell (TB) 18 FP, 4.5 perT. Gonsolin* (LAD) 13 FP, 2.2 per
K. Hendricks (CHC) 33 FP, 4.1 perD. German (NYY) 18 FP, 3 per -M. Tanaka (NYY) 13 FP, 1.9 per
J. Berrios (MIN) 32 FP, 4.6 perC. Paddack (SD) 18 FP, 2.6 perD. Lamet (SD) 12 FP, 1.7 per +
L. Castillo (CIN) 32 FP, 4 perM. Pineda (MIN) 18 FP, 2.2 per +M. Boyd (DET) 12 FP, 1.5 per
A. Nola (PHI) 32 FP, 4 perC. Carrasco (CLE) 17 FP, 4.2 per +M. Gonzales (SEA) 12 FP, 1.5 per +
C. Morton (TB) 30 FP, 4.3 perM. Bumgarner (SF) 17 FP, 2.8 perD. Salazar* (CLE) 11 FP, 2.8 per
P. Corbin (WAS) 30 FP, 3.8 perL. Giolito (CHW) 17 FP, 2.1 per -H. Bailey* (OAK) 11 FP, 1.8 per
M. Soroka (ATL) 26 FP, 3.7 perN. Syndergaard (NYM) 17 FP, 2.1 perC. Bassitt (OAK) 11 FP, 1.6 per -
D. Price (BOS) 25 FP, 3.6 perJ. Gray (COL) 17 FP, 2.1 perJ. Lucchesi (SD) 11 FP, 1.6 per
J. Odorizzi (MIN) 25 FP, 3.1 perS. Gray (CIN) 16 FP, 2 per -Caleb Smith (MIA) 11 FP, 1.4 per -

Top 30 Projected Catchers Rest of Season

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 the rest of the season. Welington Castillo, at #8, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 catchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Will Smith, at #3, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 catchers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Christian Vazquez, for example, is projected to be just the #27 catcher and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Realmuto (PHI) 92 FP, 3.2 perO. Narvaez (SEA) 65 FP, 3 perJ. Lucroy* (CHC) 58 FP, 2.4 per
G. Sanchez (NYY) 84 FP, 3 perK. Suzuki* (WAS) 63 FP, 3.2 perM. Zunino* (TB) 57 FP, 2.2 per
W. Smith (LAD) 78 FP, 2.8 per +B. McCann* (ATL) 63 FP, 2.5 perW. Astudillo* (MIN) 56 FP, 2.9 per
B. Posey (SF) 78 FP, 2.4 per +T. Barnhart* (CIN) 63 FP, 2.3 perY. Gomes* (WAS) 56 FP, 2.4 per
Y. Molina (STL) 78 FP, 2.4 per +J. Rogers* (DET) 61 FP, 2 perT. d`Arnaud (TB) 55 FP, 2.9 per -
W. Ramos (NYM) 74 FP, 2.6 perJ. Stallings* (PIT) 60 FP, 2 perJ. Castro* (MIN) 55 FP, 2.9 per
Y. Grandal (MIL) 73 FP, 2.8 per -Willson Contreras (CHC) 59 FP, 3 per -C. Vazquez (BOS) 55 FP, 2.6 per -
W. Castillo* (CHW) 67 FP, 2.3 perR. Perez* (CLE) 59 FP, 2.7 perD. Jansen* (TOR) 55 FP, 2.2 per
J. Trevino* (TEX) 67 FP, 2.3 perC. Kelly* (ARI) 58 FP, 3.1 perC. Sisco* (BAL) 54 FP, 2.3 per
R. Chirinos (HOU) 66 FP, 2.6 perC. Herrmann* (OAK) 58 FP, 2.6 perJ. Alfaro* (MIA) 54 FP, 2.2 per

Top 30 Projected First Basemen Rest of Season

There are a number of first basemen widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Jesus Aguilar, at #17, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 first basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 first basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Edwin Encarnacion, for example, is projected to be just the #29 first baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Cruz (MIN) 138 FP, 4.1 per +Y. Gurriel (HOU) 109 FP, 3.4 perR. McMahon (COL) 93 FP, 2.7 per +
C. Santana (CLE) 126 FP, 3.8 perM. Muncy (LAD) 106 FP, 3.3 perR. Zimmerman* (WAS) 92 FP, 2.8 per
C. Bellinger (LAD) 124 FP, 3.8 perK. Davis (OAK) 105 FP, 3 per +C. Joseph* (OAK) 90 FP, 3 per
F. Freeman (ATL) 122 FP, 3.5 perS. Choo (TEX) 102 FP, 3 perB. Dixon* (DET) 90 FP, 2.4 per
P. Goldschmidt (STL) 120 FP, 3.1 per +M. Carpenter (STL) 102 FP, 2.8 per +J. Smoak* (TOR) 89 FP, 2.8 per
A. Rizzo (CHC) 118 FP, 3.3 perM. Olson (OAK) 101 FP, 3.1 per +M. Cabrera* (DET) 89 FP, 2.5 per
J. Bell (PIT) 117 FP, 3.3 perJ. Aguilar* (TB) 101 FP, 3.1 perJ. Choi* (TB) 87 FP, 2.7 per
J. Martinez (BOS) 116 FP, 3.6 perE. Hosmer (SD) 100 FP, 2.6 per -Y. Alonso* (COL) 87 FP, 2.6 per
P. Alonso (NYM) 113 FP, 3.2 perH. Dozier (KC) 97 FP, 3.2 perE. Encarnacion (NYY) 86 FP, 3.6 per -
J. Abreu (CHW) 111 FP, 3.3 perD. Vogelbach (SEA) 95 FP, 2.7 perI. Desmond* (COL) 86 FP, 2.5 per

Top 30 Projected Second Basemen Rest of Season

There are a number of second basemen widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Luis Arraez, at #6, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 second basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Jose Altuve is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 second basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Jeff McNeil, for example, is projected to be just the #23 second baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Altuve (HOU) 133 FP, 3.7 per +O. Albies (ATL) 100 FP, 2.9 per -B. Lowe* (TB) 82 FP, 3.2 per
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 113 FP, 3.4 perD. Murphy (COL) 94 FP, 2.9 per +J. Schoop* (MIN) 82 FP, 2.7 per
Y. Moncada (CHW) 111 FP, 3.1 per +J. Villar (BAL) 94 FP, 2.8 per -J. McNeil (NYM) 80 FP, 3 per -
W. Merrifield (KC) 109 FP, 3.1 perN. Senzel (CIN) 89 FP, 2.7 per +S. Castro* (MIA) 80 FP, 2.4 per
J. Baez (CHC) 107 FP, 3.1 perC. Hernandez (PHI) 89 FP, 2.6 perH. Kendrick* (WAS) 78 FP, 3.4 per
L. Arraez* (MIN) 106 FP, 3 perC. Biggio (TOR) 87 FP, 2.6 per +S. Wilkerson* (BAL) 78 FP, 2.2 per
K. Marte (ARI) 105 FP, 3.2 per -B. Dozier* (WAS) 84 FP, 2.7 perJ. Kipnis* (CLE) 77 FP, 2.6 per
G. Torres (NYY) 103 FP, 3.1 perN. Goodrum* (DET) 84 FP, 2.5 perL. Urias* (SD) 77 FP, 2.2 per
K. Hiura (MIL) 101 FP, 2.9 per +K. Wong* (STL) 83 FP, 2.6 perD. Gordon* (SEA) 73 FP, 2.1 per
A. Cabrera* (WAS) 101 FP, 2.8 perR. Odor* (TEX) 83 FP, 2.4 perA. Frazier* (PIT) 71 FP, 2.4 per

Top 30 Projected Third Basemen Rest of Season

There are a number of third basemen widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #14, Kyle Seager is the highest ranking one. Jose Ramirez is the only third baseman whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. There are only 3 third basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Giovanny Urshela, for example, is projected to be just the #26 third baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Rendon (WAS) 141 FP, 3.9 perJ. Donaldson (ATL) 103 FP, 3 perJ. Gyorko* (LAD) 80 FP, 3 per
A. Bregman (HOU) 135 FP, 4 perV. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 99 FP, 3 perJ. Davis* (NYM) 79 FP, 2.6 per
J. Ramirez (CLE) 133 FP, 3.8 per +M. Sano (MIN) 96 FP, 3.1 perJ. Rojas* (ARI) 79 FP, 2.6 per
N. Arenado (COL) 133 FP, 3.6 perK. Seager* (SEA) 94 FP, 2.6 perJ. Candelario* (DET) 74 FP, 2.2 per
M. Chapman (OAK) 119 FP, 3.6 perR. Nunez* (BAL) 91 FP, 2.8 perT. France* (SD) 73 FP, 2.4 per
K. Bryant (CHC) 115 FP, 3.2 perE. Longoria* (SF) 91 FP, 2.6 perG. Urshela (NYY) 71 FP, 3.4 per -
R. Devers (BOS) 114 FP, 3.5 per -E. Escobar (ARI) 87 FP, 3.1 per -M. Duffy* (TB) 70 FP, 2.3 per
E. Suarez (CIN) 109 FP, 3.1 perM. Chavis* (BOS) 85 FP, 2.7 perC. Sanchez* (CHW) 66 FP, 2.2 per
J. Turner (LAD) 107 FP, 3.1 perJ. Lamb* (ARI) 84 FP, 2.5 perT. Frazier* (NYM) 65 FP, 2.4 per
M. Moustakas (MIL) 105 FP, 3.3 perR. Ruiz* (BAL) 83 FP, 2.4 perC. Cuthbert* (KC) 64 FP, 2.3 per

Top 30 Projected Shortstops Rest of Season

There are a number of shortstops widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Tommy Edman, at #13, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 shortstops whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #5, Carlos Correa is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 shortstops who are projected to be fantasy busts. Paul DeJong, for example, is projected to be just the #12 shortstop. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
F. Lindor (CLE) 130 FP, 3.6 perE. Andrus (TEX) 103 FP, 3 perH. Castro* (DET) 82 FP, 2.2 per
T. Story (COL) 124 FP, 3.6 perP. DeJong (STL) 102 FP, 2.9 per -A. Rosario* (NYM) 81 FP, 2.5 per
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 118 FP, 3.5 perT. Edman* (STL) 98 FP, 2.7 perK. Newman* (PIT) 81 FP, 2.2 per
J. Polanco (MIN) 115 FP, 3.3 perJ. VanMeter* (CIN) 95 FP, 2.6 perJ. Iglesias* (CIN) 80 FP, 2.6 per
C. Correa (HOU) 112 FP, 3.3 per +J. Profar* (OAK) 93 FP, 2.8 perW. Adames* (TB) 80 FP, 2.4 per
T. Turner (WAS) 110 FP, 3.1 per +C. Seager (LAD) 90 FP, 2.8 perB. Bichette (TOR) 77 FP, 2.8 per +
T. Anderson (CHW) 109 FP, 3 per +S. Kingery (PHI) 90 FP, 2.8 per +J. Crawford* (SEA) 77 FP, 2.5 per
M. Semien (OAK) 105 FP, 3.2 per -D. Gregorius (NYY) 87 FP, 3 per +Austin Nola* (SEA) 75 FP, 2.5 per
J. Segura (PHI) 105 FP, 2.9 perN. Ahmed* (ARI) 87 FP, 2.6 perD. Moore* (SEA) 75 FP, 2.1 per
M. Machado (SD) 104 FP, 2.8 perH. Alberto* (BAL) 87 FP, 2.5 perA. Simmons* (LAA) 74 FP, 2.6 per

Top 60 Projected Relievers Rest of Season

There are no highly owned relievers whose projected rank is significantly better than their current season fantasy ranking. Fantasy owners can expect their season highly owned starters to play well the rest of the season. No relievers have a projected rank that is much lower than their current rank.

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R. Osuna (HOU) 90 FP, 6.4 perM. Melancon (ATL) 44 FP, 3.1 perT. Clippard (CLE) 11 FP, 0.8 per
L. Hendriks (OAK) 84 FP, 5.2 perJ. Garcia (MIA) 42 FP, 3 perS. Coonrod (SF) 10 FP, 0.8 per
K. Jansen (LAD) 80 FP, 5.7 perA. Bass (SEA) 40 FP, 3.1 perJ. Kelly (LAD) 10 FP, 0.8 per
B. Hand (CLE) 79 FP, 5.3 perW. Davis (COL) 40 FP, 2.9 perN. Goody (CLE) 10 FP, 0.7 per
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 71 FP, 4.7 perH. Robles (LAA) 39 FP, 2.2 perM. Albers (MIL) 10 FP, 0.6 per
E. Pagan (TB) 66 FP, 4.7 perT. Rogers (MIN) 38 FP, 2.2 perA. Miller (STL) 10 FP, 0.6 per
H. Neris (PHI) 66 FP, 4.1 perS. Romo (MIN) 37 FP, 2.8 perT. Gott (SF) 9 FP, 0.6 per
C. Martinez (STL) 62 FP, 10.3 perJ. Jimenez (DET) 35 FP, 1.9 perS. Dyson (MIN) 9 FP, 0.6 per
J. Hader (MIL) 61 FP, 3.8 perJose Leclerc (TEX) 33 FP, 2.2 perB. Parker (PHI) 9 FP, 0.5 per
A. Chapman (NYY) 60 FP, 4.3 perA. Bradley (ARI) 33 FP, 2.1 perK. Kela (PIT) 9 FP, 0.5 per
W. Smith (SF) 60 FP, 4.3 perN. Anderson (TB) 24 FP, 1.5 perSeth Lugo (NYM) 8 FP, 0.7 per
K. Yates (SD) 60 FP, 3.8 perS. Kelley (TEX) 21 FP, 1.4 perA. Ottavino (NYY) 8 FP, 0.6 per
B. Workman (BOS) 57 FP, 4.1 perM. Givens (BAL) 20 FP, 1.1 perW. Harris (HOU) 8 FP, 0.6 per
F. Vazquez (PIT) 57 FP, 3.8 perGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 19 FP, 1.1 perY. Petit (OAK) 7 FP, 0.7 per
I. Kennedy (KC) 55 FP, 3.4 perR. Pressly (HOU) 16 FP, 1.1 perNick Wittgren (CLE) 7 FP, 0.5 per
E. Diaz (NYM) 54 FP, 3.9 perM. Barnes (BOS) 16 FP, 1.1 perM. Lorenzen (CIN) 7 FP, 0.5 per
K. Giles (TOR) 53 FP, 3.1 perB. Treinen (OAK) 14 FP, 0.9 perA. Munoz (SD) 7 FP, 0.4 per
S. Doolittle (WAS) 52 FP, 4.3 perJ. Jeffress (MIL) 13 FP, 0.8 perB. Morrow (CHC) 6 FP, 6 per
R. Iglesias (CIN) 45 FP, 3 perT. May (MIN) 12 FP, 0.9 perP. Strop (CHC) 6 FP, 0.5 per
A. Colome (CHW) 45 FP, 2.8 perM. Walden (BOS) 11 FP, 0.8 perT. Kahnle (NYY) 6 FP, 0.5 per