Computer Projecting Joc Pederson, Michael Conforto and Jorge Soler to Come Up Short Rest of Season

Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points, 10 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their season to date rank. A couple outfielders who are projected to come up below their season rank are Michael Conforto (#37) and Jorge Soler (#57). But of all the outfielders with a lower rest of season ranking, Joc Pederson is the lowest ranking one. Ranking by ownership percentage (82%), Joc Pederson is expected to be the #32 outfielder for the rest of the season. The market expects more than the projections do. He is only projected to be the #61 outfielder. Most owners expect to start Pederson every active week, but we think they might have to bench him in certain situations. He is projected for 15 fantasy points in 5 remaining games. Based on average FPs, he is even better with the #33 highest average. The market ranks Joc Pederson behind Eaton and above Pollock but the projections rank Pollock over Joc Pederson.

There are 10 outfielders whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, George Springer is the highest ranking must start. 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. Adam Haseley, at #21, is the highest ranking outfielder of this waiver wire group.

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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. Betts (BOS) 30 FP, 3.8 perA. Haseley* (PHI) 21 FP, 2.3 perA. Pollock (LAD) 17 FP, 2.8 per +
J. Soto (WAS) 28 FP, 3.1 perA. Aquino (CIN) 20 FP, 3.3 per +K. Kiermaier* (TB) 17 FP, 2.4 per
B. Harper (PHI) 28 FP, 3.1 perT. Pham (TB) 20 FP, 2.9 perD. Smith* (BAL) 17 FP, 2.4 per
G. Springer (HOU) 27 FP, 3.9 per +W. Calhoun (TEX) 20 FP, 2.9 per +B. Nimmo* (NYM) 17 FP, 2.4 per
R. Hoskins (PHI) 27 FP, 3 perV. Robles (WAS) 20 FP, 2.5 perA. Dickerson* (SF) 17 FP, 2.4 per
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 26 FP, 3.7 per +A. Judge (NYY) 19 FP, 3.2 per +H. Ramirez* (MIA) 17 FP, 2.1 per
M. Brantley (HOU) 23 FP, 3.8 perD. Santana (TEX) 19 FP, 2.7 perF. Reyes (CLE) 16 FP, 3.2 per -
N. Castellanos (CHC) 23 FP, 3.8 perM. Yastrzemski (SF) 19 FP, 2.7 perR. Laureano (OAK) 16 FP, 3.2 per
E. Jimenez (CHW) 23 FP, 3.3 per +C. Stewart* (DET) 19 FP, 2.4 perS. Marte (PIT) 16 FP, 2.7 per -
M. Kepler (MIN) 22 FP, 3.7 perY. Puig (CLE) 18 FP, 3 perB. Reynolds (PIT) 16 FP, 2.7 per -
A. Meadows (TB) 22 FP, 3.7 perR. Braun (MIL) 18 FP, 3 perR. Grichuk (TOR) 16 FP, 2.7 per
C. Blackmon (COL) 22 FP, 3.1 perT. Clark* (MIL) 18 FP, 3 perL. Cain (MIL) 16 FP, 2.7 per
K. Schwarber (CHC) 22 FP, 3.1 perJ. Bradley* (BOS) 18 FP, 2.6 perJ. Reddick* (HOU) 16 FP, 2.7 per
M. Canha (OAK) 22 FP, 3.1 per +O. Mercado (CLE) 18 FP, 2.6 per +E. Thames* (MIL) 16 FP, 2.7 per
A. Eaton (WAS) 22 FP, 2.8 perAnthony Santander (BAL) 18 FP, 2.6 perG. Parra* (WAS) 16 FP, 2.7 per
R. Acuna (ATL) 21 FP, 3.5 per -G. Hernandez* (BOS) 18 FP, 2.6 perA. Hays* (BAL) 16 FP, 2.7 per
E. Rosario (MIN) 21 FP, 3.5 perM. Conforto (NYM) 17 FP, 2.8 per -J. Soler (KC) 15 FP, 3 per -
T. Mancini (BAL) 21 FP, 3 perK. Pillar (SF) 17 FP, 2.8 perB. Gardner (NYY) 15 FP, 3 per -
M. Ozuna (STL) 21 FP, 3 perJ. Heyward (CHC) 17 FP, 2.8 perA. Gordon (KC) 15 FP, 3 per -
A. Benintendi (BOS) 21 FP, 2.6 per +N. Mazara (TEX) 17 FP, 2.8 perJ. Pederson (LAD) 15 FP, 3 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. Homer Bailey, at #15, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group. There are 7 starting pitchers whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #8, Blake Snell is the highest ranking must start. Ryan Yarbrough is the only starting pitcher who is projected to have a significantly worse rest of season. He is only projected to play in 2516 games.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Verlander (HOU) 18 FP, 9 perE. Rodriguez (BOS) 6 FP, 3 perT. Bauer (CIN) 4 FP, 2 per
G. Cole (HOU) 15 FP, 7.5 perR. Ray (ARI) 6 FP, 3 perM. Stroman (NYM) 4 FP, 2 per
M. Scherzer (WAS) 14 FP, 7 perAustin Voth* (WAS) 6 FP, 3 perC. Morton (TB) 3 FP, 3 per
H. Ryu (LAD) 12 FP, 6 perR. Lopez* (CHW) 6 FP, 3 perM. Fiers (OAK) 3 FP, 3 per
M. Clevinger (CLE) 10 FP, 5 perL. Castillo (CIN) 5 FP, 5 perR. Hill* (LAD) 3 FP, 3 per
J. deGrom (NYM) 9 FP, 9 perM. Soroka (ATL) 5 FP, 5 perL. Weaver* (ARI) 3 FP, 3 per
A. Nola (PHI) 9 FP, 4.5 perZ. Wheeler (NYM) 5 FP, 5 perK. Gibson (MIN) 3 FP, 3 per +
B. Snell (TB) 9 FP, 4.5 per +T. Gonsolin* (LAD) 5 FP, 5 perY. Darvish (CHC) 3 FP, 1.5 per
L. Severino (NYY) 9 FP, 4.5 per +B. Woodruff (MIL) 5 FP, 2.5 perD. Lamet (SD) 3 FP, 1.5 per +
P. Corbin (WAS) 8 FP, 4 perA. Young* (ARI) 5 FP, 2.5 perZ. Eflin* (PHI) 3 FP, 1.5 per
S. Bieber (CLE) 7 FP, 7 perM. Boyd (DET) 5 FP, 2.5 perJ. Lyles (MIL) 2 FP, 2 per
J. Odorizzi (MIN) 7 FP, 3.5 perD. Keuchel (ATL) 5 FP, 2.5 perJ. Samardzija (SF) 2 FP, 2 per
K. Hendricks (CHC) 7 FP, 3.5 perT. Roark (OAK) 5 FP, 2.5 per +M. Tanaka (NYY) 2 FP, 2 per
N. Syndergaard (NYM) 7 FP, 3.5 perS. Strasburg (WAS) 4 FP, 4 perJ. Quintana (CHC) 2 FP, 2 per
H. Bailey* (OAK) 7 FP, 3.5 perJ. Flaherty (STL) 4 FP, 4 perJ. Teheran (ATL) 2 FP, 2 per +
Z. Greinke (HOU) 6 FP, 6 perJ. Paxton (NYY) 4 FP, 4 perR. Stripling* (LAD) 2 FP, 2 per
C. Kershaw (LAD) 6 FP, 6 perT. Glasnow (TB) 4 FP, 4 perC. Anderson* (MIL) 2 FP, 2 per
W. Buehler (LAD) 6 FP, 6 perS. Manaea (OAK) 4 FP, 4 perJ. Lester (CHC) 2 FP, 2 per
J. Berrios (MIN) 6 FP, 6 perA. Civale (CLE) 4 FP, 4 per +J. Waguespack* (TOR) 2 FP, 2 per
S. Gray (CIN) 6 FP, 3 perM. Bumgarner (SF) 4 FP, 2 perR. Yarbrough (TB) 2 FP, 1 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. Willians Astudillo, at #2, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Willson Contreras, at #3, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 catchers who are projected to be fantasy busts. James McCann, 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) 21 FP, 3 perW. Smith (LAD) 14 FP, 2.3 per +Pedro Severino* (BAL) 12 FP, 2 per
W. Astudillo* (MIN) 17 FP, 3.4 perW. Castillo* (CHW) 14 FP, 2.3 perR. Perez* (CLE) 11 FP, 2.8 per
Willson Contreras (CHC) 17 FP, 2.8 per +C. Vazquez (BOS) 13 FP, 2.6 per -C. Kelly* (ARI) 11 FP, 2.8 per
W. Ramos (NYM) 16 FP, 2.7 perR. McGuire* (TOR) 13 FP, 2.6 perJ. Lucroy* (CHC) 11 FP, 2.8 per
S. Murphy* (OAK) 16 FP, 2.7 perZ. Collins* (CHW) 13 FP, 2.2 perT. Barnhart* (CIN) 11 FP, 2.2 per
R. Chirinos (HOU) 15 FP, 3 perMitch Garver (MIN) 12 FP, 4 per -J. Phegley* (OAK) 10 FP, 3.3 per
Y. Molina (STL) 15 FP, 2.5 per +O. Narvaez (SEA) 12 FP, 3 per -J. McCann (CHW) 10 FP, 2.5 per -
Y. Grandal (MIL) 14 FP, 2.8 per -Y. Gomes* (WAS) 12 FP, 2.4 perT. d`Arnaud* (TB) 10 FP, 2.5 per
K. Suzuki* (WAS) 14 FP, 2.8 perM. Zunino* (TB) 12 FP, 2.4 perB. McCann* (ATL) 10 FP, 2.5 per
B. Posey (SF) 14 FP, 2.3 per +J. Trevino* (TEX) 12 FP, 2.4 perJ. Castro* (MIN) 10 FP, 2.5 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. Ryan Zimmerman, at #13, 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, J.D. Martinez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 first basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Hunter Dozier, for example, is projected to be just the #29 first baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Martinez (BOS) 28 FP, 4 per +P. Goldschmidt (STL) 20 FP, 2.9 perJ. Bell (PIT) 17 FP, 3.4 per -
N. Cruz (MIN) 27 FP, 4.5 per +K. Davis (OAK) 20 FP, 2.9 per +S. Choo (TEX) 17 FP, 2.8 per -
P. Alonso (NYM) 24 FP, 3.4 perR. Zimmerman* (WAS) 20 FP, 2.5 perC. Cron* (MIN) 17 FP, 2.8 per
C. Santana (CLE) 23 FP, 3.8 perF. Freeman (ATL) 19 FP, 3.2 per -M. Carpenter (STL) 17 FP, 2.8 per +
Y. Gurriel (HOU) 23 FP, 3.8 perM. Muncy (LAD) 19 FP, 3.2 perJ. Smoak* (TOR) 16 FP, 2.7 per
A. Rizzo (CHC) 23 FP, 3.3 perS. Brown* (OAK) 19 FP, 3.2 perJ. Choi* (TB) 16 FP, 2.7 per
J. Abreu (CHW) 23 FP, 3.3 perJ. Votto (CIN) 19 FP, 2.7 per +R. McMahon (COL) 16 FP, 2.3 per
C. Bellinger (LAD) 22 FP, 3.7 per -M. Moreland* (BOS) 18 FP, 3 perE. Encarnacion (NYY) 15 FP, 3.8 per -
G. Stanton (NYY) 22 FP, 3.7 per +J. Aguilar* (TB) 18 FP, 3 perH. Dozier (KC) 15 FP, 3 per -
M. Olson (OAK) 21 FP, 3.5 perM. Cabrera* (DET) 18 FP, 2.6 perI. Desmond* (COL) 15 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. At #3, Asdrubal Cabrera is the highest ranking one. There are only 5 second basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Jose Altuve, at #1, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 6 second basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Daniel Murphy, for example, is projected to be just the #25 second baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Altuve (HOU) 27 FP, 3.9 per +J. Baez (CHC) 18 FP, 3.6 perJ. Wendle* (TB) 17 FP, 2.4 per
Y. Moncada (CHW) 25 FP, 3.6 per +W. Merrifield (KC) 18 FP, 3 per -M. Freeman* (CLE) 17 FP, 2.4 per
A. Cabrera* (WAS) 23 FP, 2.9 perJ. Villar (BAL) 18 FP, 2.6 per -G. Torres (NYY) 16 FP, 3.2 per -
K. Hiura (MIL) 21 FP, 3 per +C. Biggio (TOR) 18 FP, 2.6 per +K. Wong* (STL) 16 FP, 2.7 per
L. Arraez* (MIN) 21 FP, 3 perH. Kendrick* (WAS) 17 FP, 3.4 perD. Murphy (COL) 16 FP, 2.7 per -
C. Hernandez (PHI) 21 FP, 2.6 per +O. Albies (ATL) 17 FP, 2.8 per -J. Pirela* (PHI) 15 FP, 3 per
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 20 FP, 4 per -J. Schoop* (MIN) 17 FP, 2.8 perR. Odor* (TEX) 15 FP, 2.5 per
J. McNeil (NYM) 19 FP, 2.7 perS. Castro* (MIA) 17 FP, 2.4 perJ. Panik* (NYM) 15 FP, 2.5 per
J. Lowrie* (NYM) 19 FP, 2.7 perB. Dozier* (WAS) 17 FP, 2.4 perN. Solak* (TEX) 15 FP, 2.5 per
R. Cano* (NYM) 19 FP, 2.4 perD. Lugo* (DET) 17 FP, 2.4 perC. Spangenberg* (MIL) 14 FP, 2.8 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 #8, Maikel Franco is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #3, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 third basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Eduardo Escobar, for example, is projected to be just the #18 third baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Rendon (WAS) 31 FP, 3.9 perM. Sano (MIN) 20 FP, 3.3 perJ. Candelario* (DET) 15 FP, 2.1 per
A. Bregman (HOU) 28 FP, 4 perJ. Turner (LAD) 19 FP, 2.7 perJ. Gyorko* (LAD) 14 FP, 2.8 per
J. Ramirez (CLE) 24 FP, 3.4 per +V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 18 FP, 2.6 perT. Shaw* (MIL) 14 FP, 2.3 per
R. Devers (BOS) 24 FP, 3 perE. Longoria* (SF) 18 FP, 2.6 perM. Hernandez* (BOS) 13 FP, 3.2 per
M. Chapman (OAK) 23 FP, 3.8 perJ. Donaldson (ATL) 17 FP, 2.8 per -A. Toro-Hernandez* (HOU) 13 FP, 3.2 per
N. Arenado (COL) 23 FP, 3.3 perK. Seager (SEA) 17 FP, 2.4 per +J. Rojas* (ARI) 13 FP, 2.2 per
K. Bryant (CHC) 22 FP, 3.1 perR. Ruiz* (BAL) 16 FP, 2.3 perJ. Lamb* (ARI) 13 FP, 1.9 per
M. Franco* (PHI) 22 FP, 2.8 perE. Escobar (ARI) 15 FP, 3 per -D. Freese* (LAD) 12 FP, 3 per
E. Suarez (CIN) 21 FP, 3.5 perR. Nunez* (BAL) 15 FP, 2.5 perS. Neuse* (OAK) 12 FP, 3 per
M. Moustakas (MIL) 21 FP, 3.5 perT. Frazier* (NYM) 15 FP, 2.5 perC. Sanchez* (CHW) 12 FP, 2 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 #12, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are 7 shortstops that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than season-to-date rank. Carlos Correa, at #3, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 shortstops who are projected to be fantasy busts. Manny Machado, for example, is projected to be just the #18 shortstop. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 26 FP, 3.2 perJ. Profar (OAK) 19 FP, 3.2 per +A. Mondesi (KC) 16 FP, 3.2 per +
F. Lindor (CLE) 24 FP, 3.4 perT. Edman* (STL) 19 FP, 2.7 perD. Gregorius (NYY) 16 FP, 3.2 per +
C. Correa (HOU) 24 FP, 3.4 per +E. Andrus (TEX) 18 FP, 3 perW. Adames* (TB) 16 FP, 2.7 per
T. Turner (WAS) 24 FP, 3 per +A. Diaz* (HOU) 17 FP, 3.4 perLourdes Gurriel (TOR) 16 FP, 2.3 per
M. Semien (OAK) 23 FP, 3.8 perP. DeJong (STL) 17 FP, 2.8 per -Austin Nola* (SEA) 16 FP, 2.3 per
J. Polanco (MIN) 23 FP, 3.3 perC. Seager (LAD) 17 FP, 2.8 per -J. Mercer* (DET) 16 FP, 2.3 per
J. Segura (PHI) 23 FP, 2.6 perJ. VanMeter* (CIN) 17 FP, 2.8 perN. Ahmed* (ARI) 15 FP, 2.5 per
T. Anderson (CHW) 22 FP, 3.1 per +M. Machado (SD) 17 FP, 2.4 per -N. Hoerner* (CHC) 15 FP, 2.5 per
T. Story (COL) 20 FP, 3.3 per -A. Rosario* (NYM) 17 FP, 2.4 perG. Lux* (LAD) 15 FP, 2.5 per
S. Kingery (PHI) 20 FP, 2.5 per +H. Alberto* (BAL) 17 FP, 2.4 perK. Newman* (PIT) 15 FP, 2.1 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) 18 FP, 6 perR. Iglesias (CIN) 9 FP, 3 perKenta Maeda (LAD) 2 FP, 1 per
L. Hendriks (OAK) 17 FP, 5.7 perJ. Urena (MIA) 8 FP, 4 perW. Harris (HOU) 2 FP, 1 per
H. Neris (PHI) 16 FP, 4 perJose Leclerc (TEX) 8 FP, 2.7 perY. Petit (OAK) 2 FP, 1 per
J. Hader (MIL) 15 FP, 5 perJ. Jimenez (DET) 8 FP, 2 perZ. Britton (NYY) 2 FP, 1 per
K. Jansen (LAD) 15 FP, 5 perI. Kennedy (KC) 7 FP, 2.3 perA. Ottavino (NYY) 2 FP, 1 per
Seth Lugo (NYM) 15 FP, 5 perA. Bradley (ARI) 7 FP, 2.3 perA. Miller (STL) 2 FP, 1 per
E. Pagan (TB) 14 FP, 4.7 perK. Kela (PIT) 7 FP, 2.3 perT. Clippard (CLE) 2 FP, 1 per
B. Workman (BOS) 14 FP, 4.7 perS. Romo (MIN) 6 FP, 3 perJ. Kelly (LAD) 2 FP, 1 per
S. Doolittle (WAS) 14 FP, 3.5 perH. Robles (LAA) 6 FP, 2 perE. Diaz (NYM) 2 FP, 0.7 per
D. Hudson (WAS) 13 FP, 3.2 perM. Magill (SEA) 6 FP, 2 perS. Kelley (TEX) 2 FP, 0.7 per
K. Giles (TOR) 12 FP, 4 perJ. Diaz (COL) 6 FP, 2 perM. Walden (BOS) 2 FP, 0.7 per
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 12 FP, 4 perM. Barnes (BOS) 5 FP, 1.7 perN. Anderson (TB) 2 FP, 0.7 per
C. Martinez (STL) 11 FP, 11 perM. Givens (BAL) 4 FP, 1.3 perK. Ginkel (ARI) 2 FP, 0.7 per
A. Chapman (NYY) 11 FP, 5.5 perJ. Urquidy (HOU) 3 FP, 3 perB. Parker (PHI) 2 FP, 0.5 per
W. Smith (SF) 11 FP, 3.7 perR. Pressly (HOU) 3 FP, 1.5 perJ. Urias (LAD) 1 FP, 1 per
B. Hand (CLE) 11 FP, 3.7 perT. May (MIN) 3 FP, 1.5 perB. Suter (MIL) 1 FP, 1 per
A. Colome (CHW) 11 FP, 3.7 perGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 3 FP, 1 perB. Abreu (HOU) 1 FP, 1 per
T. Rogers (MIN) 11 FP, 3.7 perJ. Wilson (NYM) 3 FP, 1 perL. Jackson (ATL) 1 FP, 0.5 per
M. Melancon (ATL) 9 FP, 4.5 perC. Fulmer (CHW) 2 FP, 2 perNick Wittgren (CLE) 1 FP, 0.5 per
K. Yates (SD) 9 FP, 3 perS. Greene (ATL) 2 FP, 1 perD. Castillo (TB) 1 FP, 0.5 per