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 Max Scherzer was the number one starting pitcher averaging 7.7 FPs per game. He has met high expectations. Based on average draft position, he was expected to be one of the two best players at his position. Draft based expectations were not as high for Mitch Garver the #60 ranked catcher based on ADP. He is the #15 catcher based on total fantasy points making him the biggest overachiever. On the other hand, a lot was expected from the #29 drafted first baseman, Chris Davis, but he was just the #48 first 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)F. Valdez (#65 FP, #215 ADP)M. Stroman (#208 FP, #35 ADP)
B. Snell (255 FP, #51 ADP)T. Pannone (#64 FP, #203 ADP)D. Bundy (#204 FP, #38 ADP)
J. Verlander (243 FP, #5 ADP)R. Yarbrough (#57 FP, #196 ADP)T. Chatwood (#213 FP, #53 ADP)
C. Kluber (221 FP, #3 ADP)D. Rodriguez (#49 FP, #183 ADP)L. Giolito (#214 FP, #58 ADP)
A. Nola (218 FP, #23 ADP)John Gant (#88 FP, #216 ADP)D. Duffy (#203 FP, #47 ADP)
TOP CATCHERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Realmuto (377 FP, #5 ADP)Mitch Garver (#15 FP, #60 ADP)A. Barnes (#34 FP, #11 ADP)
Y. Grandal (352 FP, #12 ADP)O. Narvaez (#19 FP, #48 ADP)M. Zunino (#18 FP, #10 ADP)
Y. Molina (338 FP, #6 ADP)N. Hundley (#25 FP, #50 ADP)B. Posey (#10 FP, #2 ADP)
S. Perez (331 FP, #4 ADP)Y. Gomes (#12 FP, #36 ADP)J. Lucroy (#14 FP, #8 ADP)
Willson Contreras (296 FP, #3 ADP)T. Barnhart (#7 FP, #27 ADP)Willson Contreras (#5 FP, #3 ADP)
TOP FIRST BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Martinez (600 FP, #4 ADP)J. Aguilar (#9 FP, #54 ADP)C. Davis (#48 FP, #29 ADP)
F. Freeman (524 FP, #5 ADP)M. Muncy (#16 FP, #55 ADP)E. Gattis (#30 FP, #15 ADP)
K. Davis (520 FP, #11 ADP)C. Cron (#23 FP, #45 ADP)J. Abreu (#22 FP, #8 ADP)
M. Carpenter (517 FP, #13 ADP)R. Guzman (#37 FP, #59 ADP)J. Votto (#15 FP, #3 ADP)
P. Goldschmidt (508 FP, #2 ADP)S. Choo (#14 FP, #35 ADP)R. Healy (#28 FP, #21 ADP)
TOP SECOND BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Baez (508 FP, #15 ADP)N. Goodrum (#20 FP, #55 ADP)D. Gordon (#21 FP, #5 ADP)
J. Lowrie (456 FP, #25 ADP)J. Wendle (#15 FP, #48 ADP)J. Schoop (#19 FP, #3 ADP)
O. Albies (453 FP, #8 ADP)J. Lowrie (#2 FP, #25 ADP)E. Nunez (#23 FP, #10 ADP)
S. Gennett (448 FP, #14 ADP)B. Holt (#29 FP, #47 ADP)H. Perez (#38 FP, #26 ADP)
W. Merrifield (446 FP, #7 ADP)W. Difo (#26 FP, #44 ADP)L. Forsythe (#37 FP, #29 ADP)
TOP THIRD BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Ramirez (619 FP, #2 ADP)D. Freese (#28 FP, #60 ADP)R. Devers (#18 FP, #8 ADP)
A. Bregman (592 FP, #5 ADP)I. Kiner-Falefa (#27 FP, #56 ADP)J. Reyes (#36 FP, #28 ADP)
N. Arenado (561 FP, #1 ADP)Johan Camargo (#11 FP, #33 ADP)Y. Solarte (#21 FP, #14 ADP)
A. Rendon (476 FP, #6 ADP)C. Sanchez (#15 FP, #35 ADP)A. Beltre (#20 FP, #13 ADP)
E. Suarez (463 FP, #18 ADP)Miguel Andujar (#6 FP, #24 ADP)E. Longoria (#22 FP, #17 ADP)
TOP SHORSTOPSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
F. Lindor (598 FP, #3 ADP)N. Ahmed (#15 FP, #47 ADP)O. Arcia (#38 FP, #17 ADP)
M. Machado (553 FP, #4 ADP)J. Profar (#7 FP, #38 ADP)S. Kingery (#29 FP, #15 ADP)
T. Story (511 FP, #11 ADP)A. Escobar (#24 FP, #40 ADP)A. Russell (#27 FP, #16 ADP)
T. Turner (471 FP, #1 ADP)Yairo Munoz (#30 FP, #45 ADP)P. DeJong (#18 FP, #12 ADP)
X. Bogaerts (456 FP, #7 ADP)J. Peraza (#8 FP, #22 ADP)T. Turner (#4 FP, #1 ADP)
TOP OUTFIELDERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
M. Betts (594 FP, #3 ADP)J. Cave (#83 FP, #212 ADP)M. Taylor (#94 FP, #39 ADP)
C. Yelich (584 FP, #9 ADP)Daniel Palka (#63 FP, #183 ADP)A. Duvall (#76 FP, #26 ADP)
M. Trout (541 FP, #1 ADP)G. Hernandez (#77 FP, #191 ADP)I. Happ (#72 FP, #29 ADP)
B. Harper (532 FP, #4 ADP)M. Canha (#66 FP, #179 ADP)R. Braun (#54 FP, #17 ADP)
C. Blackmon (507 FP, #2 ADP)C. Culberson (#81 FP, #176 ADP)B. Hamilton (#68 FP, #38 ADP)
TOP RELIEVERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
E. Diaz (434 FP, #12 ADP)S. Oberg (#51 FP, #372 ADP)A. Claudio (#353 FP, #29 ADP)
B. Treinen (374 FP, #17 ADP)J. Hughes (#44 FP, #338 ADP)A. Garrett (#332 FP, #75 ADP)
C. Kimbrel (351 FP, #2 ADP)J. Fry (#76 FP, #364 ADP)A. Bradley (#92 FP, #35 ADP)
W. Davis (295 FP, #13 ADP)K. Crick (#77 FP, #356 ADP)C. Bedrosian (#104 FP, #47 ADP)
F. Rivero (282 FP, #14 ADP)R. Pressly (#61 FP, #332 ADP)B. Peacock (#80 FP, #36 ADP)
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