Computer Projecting J.D. Martinez, Aaron Hicks and Gregory Polanco to Come Through for Fantasy Teams Rest of Season

Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points, 17 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 Aaron Hicks (#23) and Gregory Polanco (#44). But of all the outfielders with improved projected ranking, J.D. Martinez is the highest ranking one. J.D. Martinez is projected to be the #5 rated player of 13 outfielders who are owned in 100% of leagues. Using actual fantasy production and current start percentage as the first and second tie-breaker, his market rank is #8. Based on projections, he is trending up. He is projected for 293 fantasy points in 84 remaining games. His projected average FP rank is the same as his rest of season total rank. The market ranks J.D. Martinez behind Betts and above Brantley and the projections agree.

There are 9 outfielders that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Hunter Pence, for example, is projected to be just the #60 outfielder and some owners may have better options. If you need help at outfielder 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. At #29, Christin Stewart is the highest ranking one.

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

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
M. Trout (LAA) 359 FP, 4.1 perD. Peralta (ARI) 250 FP, 3 per +W. Calhoun* (TEX) 227 FP, 2.8 per
C. Yelich (MIL) 357 FP, 4 perN. Castellanos (DET) 249 FP, 2.9 per +L. Cain (MIL) 226 FP, 2.7 per
C. Blackmon (COL) 327 FP, 3.6 perA. Hicks (NYY) 248 FP, 3 per +K. Kiermaier* (TB) 225 FP, 2.6 per
M. Betts (BOS) 326 FP, 3.6 perN. Markakis (ATL) 248 FP, 2.8 perG. Polanco (PIT) 225 FP, 2.6 per +
J. Martinez (BOS) 293 FP, 3.5 per +S. Choo (TEX) 247 FP, 2.9 perB. Anderson* (MIA) 223 FP, 2.5 per
R. Hoskins (PHI) 291 FP, 3.3 perA. Gordon (KC) 244 FP, 2.9 per -O. Mercado* (CLE) 221 FP, 2.9 per
M. Ozuna (STL) 288 FP, 3.3 perG. Stanton (NYY) 244 FP, 2.8 per +M. Haniger (SEA) 220 FP, 2.9 per -
A. Meadows (TB) 288 FP, 3.3 per +A. Eaton (WAS) 242 FP, 2.8 per +C. Tilson* (CHW) 219 FP, 2.5 per
R. Acuna (ATL) 284 FP, 3.2 perC. Stewart* (DET) 242 FP, 2.8 perA. Jones (ARI) 218 FP, 2.8 per -
G. Springer (HOU) 282 FP, 3.5 perV. Robles (WAS) 241 FP, 2.8 per +C. Dickerson* (PIT) 218 FP, 2.6 per
J. Soto (WAS) 279 FP, 3.1 per +K. Calhoun (LAA) 238 FP, 2.8 perJ. Pederson (LAD) 217 FP, 3.3 per -
M. Kepler (MIN) 276 FP, 3.4 perB. Buxton (MIN) 237 FP, 2.9 perK. Schwarber (CHC) 217 FP, 2.7 per -
E. Rosario (MIN) 273 FP, 3.3 perJ. Gallo (TEX) 233 FP, 3.3 per -M. Conforto (NYM) 216 FP, 2.9 per -
T. Pham (TB) 269 FP, 3 per +J. Upton (LAA) 233 FP, 2.9 perY. Puig (CIN) 216 FP, 2.7 per
A. Judge (NYY) 268 FP, 3.2 per +J. Bruce (PHI) 232 FP, 2.9 perB. Goodwin* (LAA) 214 FP, 2.4 per
D. Dietrich (CIN) 265 FP, 3 per +D. Dahl (COL) 232 FP, 2.9 perR. Braun (MIL) 213 FP, 2.8 per
B. Harper (PHI) 262 FP, 3 perD. Smith (BAL) 232 FP, 2.7 perI. Desmond* (COL) 212 FP, 2.5 per
M. Brantley (HOU) 261 FP, 3.1 perY. Alvarez (HOU) 231 FP, 3.1 per +S. Piscotty (OAK) 211 FP, 2.7 per -
S. Marte (PIT) 261 FP, 3 per +N. Mazara (TEX) 230 FP, 2.8 perJ. Winker* (CIN) 211 FP, 2.6 per
A. Benintendi (BOS) 259 FP, 2.9 per +E. Jimenez (CHW) 230 FP, 2.6 per +H. Pence (TEX) 210 FP, 3 per -

Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers Rest of Season

There are 9 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 #59 starting pitcher and some owners may have better options. There are only 3 starting pitchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #47, Andrew Heaney is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 starting pitchers projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Framber Valdez, at #23, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
M. Scherzer (WAS) 160 FP, 8.4 perKenta Maeda (LAD) 67 FP, 3.9 perGerman Marquez (COL) 44 FP, 2.6 per
J. Verlander (HOU) 138 FP, 7.7 perP. Corbin (WAS) 67 FP, 3.9 perM. Tanaka (NYY) 44 FP, 2.6 per
H. Ryu (LAD) 116 FP, 7.2 perF. Valdez* (HOU) 67 FP, 3.9 perR. Ray (ARI) 43 FP, 2.4 per
B. Snell (TB) 113 FP, 5.9 perJ. Odorizzi (MIN) 66 FP, 3.9 per -C. Carrasco (CLE) 42 FP, 2.8 per
C. Sale (BOS) 108 FP, 6.4 perM. Clevinger (CLE) 61 FP, 3.8 perM. Kelly* (ARI) 42 FP, 2.6 per
W. Buehler (LAD) 104 FP, 6.1 perN. Syndergaard (NYM) 61 FP, 3.2 perR. Stripling* (LAD) 41 FP, 2.4 per
C. Morton (TB) 103 FP, 6.1 perC. Paddack (SD) 60 FP, 3.3 perA. Heaney (LAA) 39 FP, 2.4 per +
G. Cole (HOU) 100 FP, 5.6 perC. Kluber (CLE) 57 FP, 4.8 perE. Rodriguez (BOS) 39 FP, 2.3 per +
Z. Greinke (ARI) 96 FP, 5.3 perY. Chirinos (TB) 57 FP, 3.4 per -J. Flaherty (STL) 39 FP, 2.2 per
J. Berrios (MIN) 92 FP, 4.8 perZ. Davies (MIL) 57 FP, 3.2 perM. Fiers* (OAK) 38 FP, 2.2 per
C. Kershaw (LAD) 91 FP, 5.7 perM. Boyd (DET) 55 FP, 2.8 per -J. Paxton (NYY) 38 FP, 2.1 per
J. deGrom (NYM) 91 FP, 5.1 perS. Bieber (CLE) 54 FP, 3.2 perL. Weaver (ARI) 37 FP, 2.6 per -
S. Strasburg (WAS) 89 FP, 5.6 perZ. Eflin (PHI) 52 FP, 2.7 perW. Miley (HOU) 37 FP, 2.3 per -
A. Nola (PHI) 85 FP, 5 perF. Montas (OAK) 51 FP, 3 per -B. Woodruff (MIL) 37 FP, 2.2 per -
D. Price (BOS) 81 FP, 4.8 perM. Minor (TEX) 50 FP, 2.9 perC. Bassitt* (OAK) 37 FP, 2.2 per
C. Hamels (CHC) 72 FP, 4.2 perR. Hill (LAD) 49 FP, 3.1 perM. Foltynewicz (ATL) 37 FP, 2.2 per
M. Soroka (ATL) 71 FP, 4.7 perJ. Quintana (CHC) 48 FP, 2.8 perJ. Gray (COL) 37 FP, 1.9 per +
K. Hendricks (CHC) 71 FP, 4.2 perJ. Lester (CHC) 47 FP, 2.5 perL. Giolito (CHW) 36 FP, 2 per -
T. Bauer (CLE) 71 FP, 3.7 perZ. Wheeler (NYM) 47 FP, 2.5 perCaleb Smith (MIA) 36 FP, 2 per -
L. Castillo (CIN) 70 FP, 4.1 perL. Severino (NYY) 45 FP, 3.8 perR. Yarbrough* (TB) 35 FP, 2.1 per

Top 30 Projected Catchers Rest of Season

There are a number of catchers widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #8, Welington Castillo is the highest ranking one. Buster Posey is the only catcher whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. There are only 5 catchers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Jorge Alfaro, for example, is projected to be just the #25 catcher and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Sanchez (NYY) 229 FP, 3.1 perK. Suzuki* (WAS) 160 FP, 3.3 perC. Vazquez* (BOS) 138 FP, 2.5 per
Willson Contreras (CHC) 224 FP, 2.9 perO. Narvaez (SEA) 154 FP, 2.8 per -M. Zunino* (TB) 137 FP, 2 per
B. Posey (SF) 215 FP, 2.5 per +Pedro Severino* (BAL) 150 FP, 2 perC. Sisco* (BAL) 136 FP, 2.3 per
J. Realmuto (PHI) 211 FP, 2.9 perR. Perez* (CLE) 148 FP, 2.6 perMitch Garver (MIN) 135 FP, 3.6 per -
Y. Molina (STL) 207 FP, 2.7 perJ. Castro* (MIN) 147 FP, 3.1 perJ. Alfaro (MIA) 134 FP, 2.2 per -
W. Ramos (NYM) 200 FP, 2.8 perJ. Lucroy (LAA) 145 FP, 2.5 per -C. Kelly* (ARI) 131 FP, 2.8 per
Y. Grandal (MIL) 183 FP, 2.9 per -A. Barnes* (LAD) 141 FP, 2.4 perA. Hedges* (SD) 126 FP, 2.2 per
W. Castillo* (CHW) 173 FP, 2.4 perT. Flowers* (ATL) 140 FP, 2.5 perM. Maldonado* (KC) 126 FP, 1.8 per
R. Chirinos (HOU) 170 FP, 2.7 perT. Barnhart* (CIN) 139 FP, 2.1 perB. McCann* (ATL) 124 FP, 2.6 per
C. Iannetta* (COL) 167 FP, 2.9 perC. Herrmann* (OAK) 138 FP, 2.7 perA. Avila* (ARI) 124 FP, 2.3 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. At #18, Jesus Aguilar is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 first basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Nelson Cruz, at #1, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 first basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Hunter Dozier, for example, is projected to be just the #25 first baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Cruz (MIN) 317 FP, 3.7 per +P. Alonso (NYM) 265 FP, 3 perL. Voit (NYY) 233 FP, 3.2 per -
C. Bellinger (LAD) 311 FP, 3.7 perE. Encarnacion (SEA) 257 FP, 3 per -R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 229 FP, 2.9 per
F. Freeman (ATL) 309 FP, 3.4 perE. Hosmer (SD) 257 FP, 2.8 perR. Tellez* (TOR) 225 FP, 2.6 per
C. Santana (CLE) 308 FP, 3.6 perD. Vogelbach (SEA) 256 FP, 3 perM. Chavis (BOS) 223 FP, 3 per
A. Rizzo (CHC) 303 FP, 3.3 perJ. Votto (CIN) 248 FP, 2.8 per +H. Dozier (KC) 223 FP, 2.9 per -
J. Bell (PIT) 291 FP, 3.4 perT. Mancini (BAL) 240 FP, 3.1 per -B. Belt* (SF) 221 FP, 2.9 per
K. Davis (OAK) 274 FP, 3.1 per +D. Murphy (COL) 239 FP, 3 per +J. Choi* (TB) 220 FP, 2.7 per
P. Goldschmidt (STL) 272 FP, 2.9 per +J. Aguilar* (MIL) 239 FP, 2.8 perB. Dixon* (DET) 220 FP, 2.4 per
J. Abreu (CHW) 270 FP, 3.2 perM. Olson (OAK) 236 FP, 2.9 per +R. McMahon* (COL) 219 FP, 2.5 per
M. Muncy (LAD) 267 FP, 3.2 perJ. Smoak* (TOR) 234 FP, 2.7 perY. Gurriel* (HOU) 217 FP, 2.7 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. Niko Goodrum, at #10, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 second basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Jose Altuve, at #2, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. Jonathan Villar is the only second baseman who is projected to have a significantly worse rest of season.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
W. Merrifield (KC) 270 FP, 3 perC. Hernandez (PHI) 216 FP, 2.5 perD. Gordon (SEA) 192 FP, 2.2 per
J. Altuve (HOU) 266 FP, 3.1 per +Ildemaro Vargas* (ARI) 215 FP, 2.5 perH. Alberto* (BAL) 191 FP, 2.1 per
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 254 FP, 3 perR. Cano (NYM) 212 FP, 2.5 per +I. Kinsler* (SD) 189 FP, 2.3 per
G. Torres (NYY) 249 FP, 2.9 perB. Dozier* (WAS) 210 FP, 2.5 perJ. Panik* (SF) 187 FP, 2.4 per
K. Marte (ARI) 245 FP, 2.9 perJ. McNeil (NYM) 207 FP, 2.7 perE. Hernandez* (LAD) 181 FP, 2.6 per
O. Albies (ATL) 239 FP, 2.7 perJ. Villar (BAL) 207 FP, 2.4 per -J. Lowrie* (NYM) 180 FP, 2.6 per
S. Gennett (CIN) 228 FP, 3 perJ. Rondon* (CHW) 205 FP, 2.3 perD. Descalso* (CHC) 180 FP, 2.4 per
B. Lowe (TB) 220 FP, 2.9 perR. Odor* (TEX) 200 FP, 2.3 perL. Rengifo* (LAA) 180 FP, 2.4 per
J. Schoop (MIN) 218 FP, 2.8 perJ. Wendle* (TB) 198 FP, 2.6 perN. Lopez* (KC) 178 FP, 2.3 per
N. Goodrum* (DET) 217 FP, 2.7 perK. Wong* (STL) 197 FP, 2.6 perD. Fletcher* (LAA) 177 FP, 2.7 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. David Bote, at #17, is the highest ranking third baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. Eduardo Escobar is the only third baseman who is projected to have a significantly worse rest of season.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Arenado (COL) 351 FP, 3.8 perR. Devers (BOS) 256 FP, 2.9 perE. Escobar (ARI) 220 FP, 3.1 per -
A. Rendon (WAS) 342 FP, 3.9 perA. Cabrera (TEX) 255 FP, 2.9 perM. Sano* (MIN) 219 FP, 2.8 per
A. Bregman (HOU) 315 FP, 3.6 perY. Moncada (CHW) 254 FP, 2.9 perK. Seager* (SEA) 215 FP, 2.4 per
J. Ramirez (CLE) 306 FP, 3.4 per +M. Carpenter (STL) 248 FP, 2.9 perA. Riley (ATL) 212 FP, 2.8 per
K. Bryant (CHC) 301 FP, 3.3 perY. Diaz (TB) 246 FP, 3 perC. Cuthbert* (KC) 201 FP, 2.8 per
M. Moustakas (MIL) 265 FP, 3.3 perV. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 241 FP, 2.7 per +R. Nunez* (BAL) 197 FP, 2.5 per
T. La Stella (LAA) 264 FP, 3.2 perD. Bote* (CHC) 240 FP, 2.7 perT. Shaw* (MIL) 196 FP, 2.6 per
E. Suarez (CIN) 264 FP, 3.1 perE. Longoria* (SF) 227 FP, 2.5 perR. Ruiz* (BAL) 196 FP, 2.2 per
M. Chapman (OAK) 263 FP, 3.2 perM. Franco* (PHI) 226 FP, 2.7 perJ. Candelario* (DET) 179 FP, 2.2 per
J. Turner (LAD) 263 FP, 3 perJ. Donaldson (ATL) 222 FP, 2.5 perT. Frazier* (NYM) 178 FP, 2.7 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. Scott Kingery, at #18, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 shortstops whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Francisco Lindor is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 shortstops who are projected to be fantasy busts. Corey Seager, for example, is projected to be just the #30 shortstop and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
F. Lindor (CLE) 329 FP, 3.6 per +T. Anderson (CHW) 251 FP, 2.8 perC. Correa (HOU) 199 FP, 2.9 per -
T. Story (COL) 305 FP, 3.5 perP. DeJong (STL) 249 FP, 2.9 per -A. Rosario* (NYM) 199 FP, 2.5 per
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 289 FP, 3.2 perF. Tatis Jr. (SD) 246 FP, 2.9 per +C. Taylor* (LAD) 196 FP, 2.6 per
J. Polanco (MIN) 288 FP, 3.2 perD. Gregorius (NYY) 245 FP, 3.2 per +O. Arcia* (MIL) 194 FP, 2.2 per
T. Turner (WAS) 272 FP, 3.1 per +M. Machado (SD) 244 FP, 2.7 perN. Ahmed* (ARI) 191 FP, 2.3 per
J. Baez (CHC) 271 FP, 3.2 perD. Swanson (ATL) 230 FP, 2.7 per -K. Newman* (PIT) 191 FP, 2.2 per
E. Andrus (TEX) 263 FP, 3.1 perJ. Profar (OAK) 228 FP, 2.8 perJ. Peraza* (CIN) 186 FP, 2.3 per
M. Semien (OAK) 255 FP, 3.1 perS. Kingery* (PHI) 213 FP, 2.7 perT. Beckham* (SEA) 178 FP, 2.4 per
A. Mondesi (KC) 254 FP, 3 perLourdes Gurriel* (TOR) 210 FP, 2.4 perA. Diaz* (HOU) 177 FP, 3.1 per
J. Segura (PHI) 254 FP, 2.9 perW. Adames* (TB) 203 FP, 2.3 perC. Seager (LAD) 174 FP, 2.8 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.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
R. Osuna (HOU) 210 FP, 5.8 perH. Robles (LAA) 111 FP, 2.4 perA. Bradley (ARI) 30 FP, 0.7 per
J. Hader (MIL) 210 FP, 5.7 perM. Barnes (BOS) 110 FP, 2.8 perB. Workman (BOS) 29 FP, 0.8 per
K. Jansen (LAD) 207 FP, 5.6 perB. Parker (MIN) 107 FP, 2.8 perD. Robertson (PHI) 28 FP, 1.1 per
S. Doolittle (WAS) 188 FP, 5.1 perS. Romo (MIA) 105 FP, 2.4 perA. Swarzak (ATL) 28 FP, 0.7 per
B. Hand (CLE) 186 FP, 4.8 perI. Kennedy (KC) 100 FP, 2.9 perH. Rondon (HOU) 28 FP, 0.7 per
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 184 FP, 5.1 perS. Greene (DET) 94 FP, 2.4 perJ. Jeffress (MIL) 27 FP, 0.7 per
E. Diaz (NYM) 171 FP, 4.8 perA. Colome (CHW) 94 FP, 2.4 perR. Pressly (HOU) 26 FP, 0.6 per
B. Treinen (OAK) 167 FP, 4.5 perR. Elias (SEA) 88 FP, 2.8 perB. Morrow (CHC) 24 FP, 1.2 per
A. Chapman (NYY) 165 FP, 4.3 perM. Givens (BAL) 81 FP, 1.8 perGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 23 FP, 0.7 per
W. Davis (COL) 157 FP, 4.2 perT. Rogers (MIN) 80 FP, 1.9 perSeth Lugo (NYM) 22 FP, 0.6 per
J. Hicks (STL) 148 FP, 3.4 perJose Alvarado (TB) 78 FP, 2.3 perP. Neshek (PHI) 22 FP, 0.6 per
K. Yates (SD) 146 FP, 3.6 perS. Armstrong (BAL) 66 FP, 1.7 perJ. Diaz (COL) 21 FP, 0.6 per
R. Iglesias (CIN) 145 FP, 3.9 perL. Jackson (ATL) 62 FP, 1.8 perA. Miller (STL) 21 FP, 0.5 per
H. Neris (PHI) 138 FP, 3.3 perT. Buttrey (LAA) 52 FP, 1.6 perT. Clippard (CLE) 20 FP, 0.8 per
G. Holland (ARI) 132 FP, 3.5 perM. Walden (BOS) 45 FP, 1.4 perE. Pagan (TB) 20 FP, 0.6 per
F. Vazquez (PIT) 128 FP, 3.4 perA. Minter (ATL) 41 FP, 1.3 perZ. Britton (NYY) 18 FP, 0.5 per
D. Castillo (TB) 125 FP, 2.7 perH. Hembree (BOS) 39 FP, 1.1 perC. Edwards (CHC) 18 FP, 0.5 per
W. Smith (SF) 117 FP, 3.1 perR. Brasier (BOS) 36 FP, 1.2 perA. Ottavino (NYY) 18 FP, 0.4 per
K. Giles (TOR) 117 FP, 3.1 perP. Strop (CHC) 34 FP, 1 perJose Leclerc (TEX) 16 FP, 0.4 per
S. Kelley (TEX) 114 FP, 2.9 perC. Martin (TEX) 33 FP, 0.9 perN. Anderson (MIA) 16 FP, 0.4 per