Fantasy MLB 2018 Review: Top Overachievers and Busts by Position

Our goal with this analysis is to not only tell you who the best players will be, but also tell you who the most underrated and overrated players are. This season Jacob Realmuto was the number one catcher averaging 3 FPs per game. And he is has exceeded expectations. Based on average draft position he was expected to be the #6 catcher. Another good value this season was Jesus Aguilar, the #6 ranked first baseman based on total fantasy points who has greatly exceeded his draft expectation (#46 highest drafted first baseman). On the other hand, a lot was expected from the #5 drafted second baseman, Dee Gordon, but he was just the #22 second baseman based on total fantasy production making him the biggest disappointment among players who played a significant number of games. The table below shows the Top 5 Fantasy Players by Position, the Top 5 Overachievers and the Biggest Busts

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TOP STARTING PITCHERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
M. Scherzer (271 FP, #1 ADP)T. Pannone (#62 FP, #199 ADP)M. Stroman (#202 FP, #34 ADP)
B. Snell (255 FP, #50 ADP)R. Yarbrough (#56 FP, #192 ADP)D. Bundy (#198 FP, #37 ADP)
J. Verlander (243 FP, #5 ADP)D. Rodriguez (#48 FP, #179 ADP)T. Chatwood (#207 FP, #52 ADP)
C. Kluber (221 FP, #3 ADP)John Gant (#83 FP, #211 ADP)L. Giolito (#208 FP, #56 ADP)
A. Nola (218 FP, #23 ADP)K. Freeland (#16 FP, #137 ADP)D. Duffy (#197 FP, #46 ADP)
TOP CATCHERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Realmuto (377 FP, #6 ADP)Mitch Garver (#16 FP, #61 ADP)A. Barnes (#35 FP, #12 ADP)
Y. Grandal (352 FP, #13 ADP)O. Narvaez (#20 FP, #49 ADP)B. Posey (#11 FP, #2 ADP)
Y. Molina (338 FP, #7 ADP)N. Hundley (#26 FP, #51 ADP)M. Zunino (#19 FP, #11 ADP)
S. Perez (331 FP, #4 ADP)Y. Gomes (#13 FP, #37 ADP)J. Lucroy (#15 FP, #9 ADP)
E. Gattis (296 FP, #5 ADP)T. Barnhart (#8 FP, #28 ADP)Willson Contreras (#6 FP, #3 ADP)
TOP FIRST BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
F. Freeman (524 FP, #3 ADP)J. Aguilar (#6 FP, #46 ADP)C. Davis (#37 FP, #26 ADP)
M. Carpenter (517 FP, #11 ADP)R. Grossman (#26 FP, #56 ADP)J. Votto (#11 FP, #2 ADP)
P. Goldschmidt (508 FP, #1 ADP)T. White (#36 FP, #58 ADP)J. Abreu (#15 FP, #6 ADP)
A. Rizzo (493 FP, #4 ADP)C. Cron (#16 FP, #38 ADP)C. Bellinger (#10 FP, #5 ADP)
C. Santana (466 FP, #12 ADP)R. Guzman (#29 FP, #51 ADP)R. Healy (#21 FP, #19 ADP)
TOP SECOND BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Baez (508 FP, #15 ADP)N. Goodrum (#20 FP, #51 ADP)D. Gordon (#22 FP, #5 ADP)
J. Lowrie (456 FP, #25 ADP)J. Wendle (#15 FP, #44 ADP)S. Kingery (#33 FP, #17 ADP)
O. Albies (453 FP, #8 ADP)J. Lowrie (#2 FP, #25 ADP)J. Schoop (#19 FP, #3 ADP)
S. Gennett (448 FP, #14 ADP)C. Sanchez (#16 FP, #38 ADP)Y. Solarte (#21 FP, #12 ADP)
W. Merrifield (446 FP, #7 ADP)J. Peraza (#6 FP, #26 ADP)B. Dozier (#10 FP, #2 ADP)
TOP THIRD BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Ramirez (619 FP, #2 ADP)B. Anderson (#13 FP, #38 ADP)E. Nunez (#28 FP, #15 ADP)
A. Bregman (592 FP, #6 ADP)Johan Camargo (#15 FP, #39 ADP)R. Devers (#22 FP, #9 ADP)
N. Arenado (561 FP, #1 ADP)Miguel Andujar (#8 FP, #25 ADP)A. Beltre (#24 FP, #17 ADP)
M. Machado (553 FP, #4 ADP)M. Chapman (#9 FP, #23 ADP)E. Longoria (#25 FP, #19 ADP)
A. Rendon (476 FP, #7 ADP)E. Escobar (#10 FP, #24 ADP)T. Shaw (#12 FP, #8 ADP)
TOP SHORSTOPSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
F. Lindor (598 FP, #3 ADP)N. Ahmed (#13 FP, #51 ADP)O. Arcia (#38 FP, #16 ADP)
T. Story (511 FP, #9 ADP)C. Culberson (#28 FP, #60 ADP)A. Russell (#27 FP, #15 ADP)
T. Turner (471 FP, #1 ADP)W. Difo (#23 FP, #48 ADP)P. DeJong (#17 FP, #10 ADP)
X. Bogaerts (456 FP, #6 ADP)Yairo Munoz (#30 FP, #49 ADP)T. Turner (#3 FP, #1 ADP)
D. Gregorius (450 FP, #7 ADP)A. Escobar (#24 FP, #42 ADP)--
TOP OUTFIELDERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Martinez (600 FP, #7 ADP)J. Cave (#88 FP, #217 ADP)M. Taylor (#100 FP, #39 ADP)
M. Betts (594 FP, #4 ADP)Daniel Palka (#67 FP, #187 ADP)A. Duvall (#80 FP, #28 ADP)
C. Yelich (584 FP, #11 ADP)M. Canha (#69 FP, #183 ADP)I. Happ (#75 FP, #30 ADP)
M. Trout (541 FP, #1 ADP)G. Hernandez (#81 FP, #195 ADP)R. Braun (#59 FP, #20 ADP)
B. Harper (532 FP, #5 ADP)M. Muncy (#25 FP, #132 ADP)B. Hamilton (#71 FP, #38 ADP)
TOP RELIEVERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
E. Diaz (434 FP, #13 ADP)S. Oberg (#52 FP, #375 ADP)A. Claudio (#358 FP, #31 ADP)
B. Treinen (374 FP, #18 ADP)J. Hughes (#45 FP, #342 ADP)A. Garrett (#337 FP, #78 ADP)
C. Kimbrel (351 FP, #2 ADP)J. Fry (#77 FP, #367 ADP)C. Bedrosian (#108 FP, #50 ADP)
W. Davis (295 FP, #14 ADP)K. Crick (#78 FP, #359 ADP)A. Bradley (#94 FP, #37 ADP)
F. Rivero (282 FP, #15 ADP)R. Pressly (#62 FP, #336 ADP)B. Peacock (#81 FP, #38 ADP)
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