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 J.D. Martinez was the number one first baseman averaging 4 FPs per game. And he has exceeded expectations. Based on average draft position he was expected to be the #4 first baseman. Another good value this season was Niko Goodrum, the #20 ranked second baseman based on total fantasy points who has greatly exceeded his draft expectation (#57 highest drafted second baseman). On the other hand, a lot was expected from the #8 drafted third baseman, Rafael Devers, but he was just the #18 third 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 (#69 FP, #203 ADP)M. Stroman (#194 FP, #36 ADP)
B. Snell (255 FP, #53 ADP)R. Yarbrough (#58 FP, #190 ADP)L. Weaver (#191 FP, #38 ADP)
J. Verlander (243 FP, #5 ADP)D. Rodriguez (#50 FP, #180 ADP)D. Bundy (#189 FP, #40 ADP)
C. Kluber (221 FP, #3 ADP)T. Pannone (#68 FP, #196 ADP)T. Chatwood (#200 FP, #55 ADP)
A. Nola (218 FP, #23 ADP)K. Freeland (#16 FP, #138 ADP)L. Giolito (#201 FP, #61 ADP)
TOP CATCHERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Realmuto (377 FP, #5 ADP)Mitch Garver (#15 FP, #61 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, #57 ADP)D. Gordon (#21 FP, #5 ADP)
J. Lowrie (456 FP, #25 ADP)J. Wendle (#15 FP, #51 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, #50 ADP)H. Perez (#38 FP, #26 ADP)
W. Merrifield (446 FP, #7 ADP)W. Difo (#26 FP, #47 ADP)L. Forsythe (#37 FP, #30 ADP)
TOP THIRD BASEMENBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
J. Ramirez (619 FP, #2 ADP)D. Freese (#28 FP, #63 ADP)R. Devers (#18 FP, #8 ADP)
A. Bregman (592 FP, #5 ADP)I. Kiner-Falefa (#27 FP, #59 ADP)J. Reyes (#36 FP, #27 ADP)
N. Arenado (561 FP, #1 ADP)Johan Camargo (#11 FP, #32 ADP)Y. Solarte (#21 FP, #14 ADP)
A. Rendon (476 FP, #6 ADP)C. Sanchez (#15 FP, #34 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)J. Profar (#7 FP, #38 ADP)O. Arcia (#38 FP, #17 ADP)
M. Machado (553 FP, #4 ADP)N. Ahmed (#15 FP, #46 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, #44 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, #211 ADP)M. Taylor (#94 FP, #39 ADP)
C. Yelich (584 FP, #9 ADP)Daniel Palka (#63 FP, #182 ADP)A. Duvall (#76 FP, #26 ADP)
M. Trout (541 FP, #1 ADP)G. Hernandez (#77 FP, #190 ADP)I. Happ (#72 FP, #29 ADP)
B. Harper (532 FP, #4 ADP)M. Canha (#66 FP, #178 ADP)R. Braun (#54 FP, #17 ADP)
C. Blackmon (507 FP, #2 ADP)C. Culberson (#81 FP, #175 ADP)B. Hamilton (#68 FP, #38 ADP)
TOP RELIEVERSBIGGEST OVERACHIEVERSBIGGEST BUSTS
E. Diaz (434 FP, #10 ADP)S. Oberg (#50 FP, #383 ADP)A. Claudio (#361 FP, #25 ADP)
B. Treinen (374 FP, #15 ADP)J. Hughes (#44 FP, #347 ADP)A. Garrett (#340 FP, #75 ADP)
C. Kimbrel (351 FP, #2 ADP)J. Fry (#74 FP, #375 ADP)A. Bradley (#88 FP, #31 ADP)
W. Davis (295 FP, #11 ADP)K. Crick (#75 FP, #367 ADP)C. Bedrosian (#101 FP, #45 ADP)
F. Vazquez (282 FP, #12 ADP)R. Pressly (#60 FP, #341 ADP)B. Peacock (#78 FP, #32 ADP)