Fantasy MLB: Top 5 Weekly Boom (Mitch Haniger) and Bust Players (Paul Goldschmidt?)

Our goal with this analysis is to not only tell you who the best players will be, but also tell you who most frequently exceeds their overall rank (boom players) and who comes up short the most frequently (weekly bust). We reviewed the season to identify players who have high boom rates and high bust rates. We are defining a 'boom week' as one where a player's position rank is much better than his overall average weekly rank. Mathmetically, we are using 50% of his average rank. So a player with an average rank of 30 would need to be ranked Top 15 to be considered a boom week. To qualify as a bust week, it has to be one where the weekly ranking is 50% higher than the normal average. So a Top 20 player finishing 30th or worse.

Mitch Haniger had a weekly average outfielder rank of #32 but he also had the highest rate of finishing significantly better than that. He had 11 weeks out of 27 where he delivered a big performance. At the starting pitcher position, Corey Kluber was the leader in boom rate. Paul Goldschmidt, in an average week, is the #17 first baseman but he also has the highest bust rate at the position. In his 27 weeks, 9 were bad, busts. Players like Xander Bogaerts and Rougned Odor are two of 5 players below who appear in both the boom and bust lists. These are the players who you'll want to carefully manage in terms of when to best start or sit because they rarely deliver an 'average' performance. The table below shows the player with the five highest boom and bust rates. The rank is based on the player's average position rank per week and not their season total fantasy points.

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HIGHEST BOOM% STARTING PITCHERSHIGHEST BUST% STARTING PITCHERS
Corey Kluber (#26 SP, 42% 11 of 26 Weeks)Jake Junis (#45 SP, 20% 11 of 25 Weeks)
Rick Porcello (#36 SP, 42% 11 of 26 Weeks)Lucas Giolito (#51 SP, 15% 11 of 26 Weeks)
Trevor Williams (#37 SP, 42% 11 of 26 Weeks)Andrew Suarez (#49 SP, 23% 9 of 22 Weeks)
Luis Severino (#31 SP, 38% 10 of 26 Weeks)Trevor Williams (#37 SP, 42% 10 of 26 Weeks)
Marco Gonzales (#39 SP, 38% 9 of 24 Weeks)Zack Godley (#41 SP, 35% 10 of 26 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% CATCHERSHIGHEST BUST% CATCHERS
Gary Sanchez (#15 C, 50% 10 of 20 Weeks)Austin Hedges (#19 C, 29% 7 of 21 Weeks)
Salvador Perez (#11 C, 39% 9 of 23 Weeks)Tyler Flowers (#21 C, 25% 7 of 24 Weeks)
Francisco Cervelli (#15 C, 36% 9 of 25 Weeks)Mike Zunino (#20 C, 22% 6 of 23 Weeks)
Wilson Ramos (#12 C, 30% 7 of 23 Weeks)Willson Contreras (#15 C, 30% 7 of 27 Weeks)
Max Stassi (#25 C, 30% 8 of 27 Weeks)Robinson Chirinos (#17 C, 26% 7 of 27 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% FIRST BASEMENHIGHEST BUST% FIRST BASEMEN
Jesus Aguilar (#19 1B/DH, 33% 9 of 27 Weeks)Paul Goldschmidt (#17 1B/DH, 30% 9 of 27 Weeks)
Matt Olson (#19 1B/DH, 33% 9 of 27 Weeks)Jose Abreu (#20 1B/DH, 26% 7 of 23 Weeks)
Anthony Rizzo (#15 1B/DH, 31% 8 of 26 Weeks)Eric Hosmer (#23 1B/DH, 26% 8 of 27 Weeks)
Edwin Encarnacion (#19 1B/DH, 31% 8 of 26 Weeks)Evan Gattis (#27 1B/DH, 22% 8 of 27 Weeks)
Nelson Cruz (#19 1B/DH, 31% 8 of 26 Weeks)Jake Bauers (#24 1B/DH, 24% 5 of 17 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% SECOND BASEMENHIGHEST BUST% SECOND BASEMEN
Jose Altuve (#12 2B, 42% 10 of 24 Weeks)Yoan Moncada (#18 2B, 23% 7 of 26 Weeks)
Whit Merrifield (#13 2B, 37% 10 of 27 Weeks)Rougned Odor (#17 2B, 33% 6 of 24 Weeks)
Scooter Gennett (#13 2B, 33% 9 of 27 Weeks)Jonathan Schoop (#20 2B, 21% 6 of 24 Weeks)
Rougned Odor (#17 2B, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)Ian Kinsler (#18 2B, 28% 6 of 25 Weeks)
Daniel Murphy (#16 2B, 31% 5 of 16 Weeks)Scooter Gennett (#13 2B, 33% 6 of 27 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% THIRD BASEMENHIGHEST BUST% THIRD BASEMEN
Justin Turner (#11 3B, 37% 7 of 19 Weeks)Rafael Devers (#16 3B, 33% 5 of 24 Weeks)
Anthony Rendon (#11 3B, 36% 9 of 25 Weeks)Yangervis Solarte (#16 3B, 29% 5 of 24 Weeks)
Rafael Devers (#16 3B, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)Miguel Andujar (#12 3B, 30% 5 of 27 Weeks)
Eugenio Suarez (#11 3B, 32% 8 of 25 Weeks)Evan Longoria (#16 3B, 23% 4 of 22 Weeks)
Eduardo Escobar (#13 3B, 30% 8 of 27 Weeks)Adrian Beltre (#16 3B, 21% 4 of 24 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% SHORTSTOPHIGHEST BUST% SHORTSTOP
Xander Bogaerts (#11 SS, 40% 10 of 25 Weeks)Brandon Crawford (#18 SS, 26% 7 of 27 Weeks)
Didi Gregorius (#13 SS, 36% 9 of 25 Weeks)Chris Taylor (#15 SS, 26% 7 of 27 Weeks)
Aledmys Diaz (#17 SS, 33% 8 of 24 Weeks)Elvis Andrus (#17 SS, 22% 4 of 18 Weeks)
Carlos Correa (#17 SS, 32% 7 of 22 Weeks)Xander Bogaerts (#11 SS, 40% 5 of 25 Weeks)
Trea Turner (#11 SS, 30% 8 of 27 Weeks)Jose Peraza (#14 SS, 26% 5 of 27 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% OUTFIELDERHIGHEST BUST% OUTFIELDER
Mitch Haniger (#32 OF, 41% 11 of 27 Weeks)Odubel Herrera (#51 OF, 22% 13 of 27 Weeks)
Rhys Hoskins (#33 OF, 41% 11 of 27 Weeks)Dexter Fowler (#66 OF, 26% 9 of 19 Weeks)
Scott Schebler (#46 OF, 40% 8 of 20 Weeks)Harrison Bader (#63 OF, 19% 12 of 26 Weeks)
Justin Upton (#44 OF, 38% 10 of 26 Weeks)Eric Thames (#65 OF, 20% 9 of 20 Weeks)
Aaron Judge (#35 OF, 38% 8 of 21 Weeks)Franmil Reyes (#60 OF, 28% 8 of 18 Weeks)
HIGHEST BOOM% RELIEVERSHIGHEST BUST% RELIEVERS
Wade Davis (#33 RP, 70% 19 of 27 Weeks)Yusmeiro Petit (#81 RP, 22% 13 of 27 Weeks)
Sean Doolittle (#35 RP, 58% 11 of 19 Weeks)Blake Parker (#74 RP, 27% 12 of 26 Weeks)
Brad Hand (#47 RP, 56% 15 of 27 Weeks)Seth Lugo (#85 RP, 23% 12 of 26 Weeks)
Aroldis Chapman (#35 RP, 54% 13 of 24 Weeks)Tommy Hunter (#87 RP, 25% 11 of 24 Weeks)
Cody Allen (#56 RP, 50% 13 of 26 Weeks)Justin Anderson (#88 RP, 32% 10 of 22 Weeks)