George Springer, Oscar Mercado and Marcell Ozuna are Outfielders Projected to Rise

Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points, 13 have a projected rank that is substantially better than their season to date rank. Oscar Mercado (#29) and Marcell Ozuna (#8) are a couple outfielders who are projected to improve on their season rank. But of all the outfielders with improved projected ranking, George Springer is the highest ranking one. George Springer is projected to be the #3 rated player of 14 outfielders who are owned in 100% of leagues. Using actual fantasy production and current start percentage as the first and second tie-breaker, his market rank is #4. Based on projections, he is trending up slightly. He is projected for 158 fantasy points in 42 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#4) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks George Springer behind Blackmon and above Betts but the projections rank George Springer over Blackmon.

There are only 6 outfielders who are projected to be fantasy busts. Lorenzo Cain, for example, is projected to be just the #57 outfielder and some owners may have better options. 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. At #25, Corey Dickerson is the highest ranking one.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

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M. Trout (LAA) 161 FP, 4.1 perB. Reynolds (PIT) 122 FP, 3 per +J. Soler (KC) 104 FP, 3.2 per -
C. Yelich (MIL) 160 FP, 3.9 perW. Calhoun (TEX) 122 FP, 3 perS. Piscotty* (OAK) 104 FP, 2.8 per
G. Springer (HOU) 158 FP, 3.8 per +A. Judge (NYY) 119 FP, 3.1 per +V. Robles (WAS) 104 FP, 2.6 per
M. Betts (BOS) 149 FP, 3.8 perB. Anderson (MIA) 119 FP, 2.8 perM. Conforto (NYM) 103 FP, 3.1 per -
C. Blackmon (COL) 146 FP, 3.6 perC. Dickerson* (PHI) 117 FP, 3 perA. Pollock (LAD) 103 FP, 3 per +
R. Acuna (ATL) 145 FP, 3.6 perY. Puig (CLE) 116 FP, 3.4 perK. Kiermaier* (TB) 103 FP, 2.8 per
J. Soto (WAS) 140 FP, 3.3 perA. Benintendi (BOS) 114 FP, 3 perM. Cabrera* (PIT) 103 FP, 2.5 per
M. Ozuna (STL) 139 FP, 3.3 per +N. Mazara (TEX) 113 FP, 3 perJ. Pederson (LAD) 102 FP, 3.1 per -
R. Hoskins (PHI) 138 FP, 3.4 perO. Mercado (CLE) 113 FP, 2.8 per +A. Aquino (CIN) 102 FP, 2.8 per +
M. Kepler (MIN) 135 FP, 3.6 perK. Schwarber (CHC) 112 FP, 2.9 perF. Reyes (CLE) 101 FP, 3.2 per
M. Brantley (HOU) 132 FP, 3.3 perA. Eaton (WAS) 111 FP, 2.8 perN. Martini* (OAK) 101 FP, 3 per
B. Harper (PHI) 132 FP, 3.2 perE. Jimenez (CHW) 110 FP, 2.6 per +R. Braun (MIL) 100 FP, 2.9 per
N. Castellanos (CHC) 131 FP, 3.4 perJ. Winker* (CIN) 109 FP, 2.9 perM. Yastrzemski* (SF) 100 FP, 2.5 per
S. Marte (PIT) 128 FP, 3.1 perAnthony Santander* (BAL) 108 FP, 2.7 perJ. Bruce (PHI) 97 FP, 3 per
A. Meadows (TB) 127 FP, 3.3 per +D. Peralta (ARI) 107 FP, 2.7 per +A. Duvall* (ATL) 97 FP, 2.5 per
D. Santana (TEX) 127 FP, 3.1 per +J. Upton (LAA) 107 FP, 2.7 per +J. Heyward (CHC) 96 FP, 2.7 per
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 126 FP, 3.6 per +H. Pence (TEX) 106 FP, 3.2 perL. Cain (MIL) 96 FP, 2.5 per -
E. Rosario (MIN) 126 FP, 3.3 perA. Gordon (KC) 106 FP, 2.9 per -A. Haseley* (PHI) 94 FP, 2.7 per
T. Mancini (BAL) 125 FP, 3.2 perK. Calhoun (LAA) 106 FP, 2.8 per -G. Allen* (CLE) 94 FP, 2.6 per
T. Pham (TB) 125 FP, 3.2 perB. Gardner (NYY) 105 FP, 3 perH. Ramirez* (MIA) 94 FP, 2.2 per

Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers Rest of Season

There are 7 starting pitchers that have been fantasy starters, that you may need to bench in weeks the rest of the way. Madison Bumgarner, for example, is projected to be just the #51 starting pitcher and some owners may have better options. There are only 6 starting pitchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Brendan McKay, at #38, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 starting pitchers projected to be major fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Alex Young, at #37, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

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M. Scherzer (WAS) 71 FP, 8.9 perW. Miley (HOU) 30 FP, 3.8 perJ. Flaherty (STL) 19 FP, 2.1 per
J. Verlander (HOU) 69 FP, 8.6 perJ. Odorizzi (MIN) 30 FP, 3.3 perD. Salazar* (CLE) 18 FP, 3 per
G. Cole (HOU) 66 FP, 7.3 perM. Fiers (OAK) 28 FP, 3.5 perM. Boyd (DET) 17 FP, 1.9 per
W. Buehler (LAD) 53 FP, 6.6 perC. Paddack (SD) 28 FP, 3.1 perJ. Gray (COL) 17 FP, 1.9 per
J. deGrom (NYM) 52 FP, 6.5 perL. Lynn (TEX) 27 FP, 3.4 per -Y. Chirinos (TB) 16 FP, 4 per -
C. Kershaw (LAD) 51 FP, 6.4 perGerman Marquez (COL) 27 FP, 3.4 perC. Carrasco (CLE) 16 FP, 4 per +
Z. Greinke (HOU) 49 FP, 5.4 perJ. Quintana (CHC) 25 FP, 2.8 perJ. Lester (CHC) 16 FP, 2 per
H. Ryu (LAD) 47 FP, 6.7 perR. Ray (ARI) 24 FP, 2.7 perZ. Gallen (ARI) 16 FP, 1.8 per +
C. Sale (BOS) 46 FP, 5.8 perC. Hamels (CHC) 24 FP, 2.7 perR. Hill* (LAD) 15 FP, 3.8 per
S. Bieber (CLE) 42 FP, 5.2 perL. Giolito (CHW) 23 FP, 2.9 per -D. Price (BOS) 15 FP, 2.1 per
S. Strasburg (WAS) 41 FP, 5.1 perN. Syndergaard (NYM) 23 FP, 2.6 perM. Bumgarner (SF) 15 FP, 1.9 per -
L. Castillo (CIN) 40 FP, 5 perD. German (NYY) 22 FP, 3.1 per -M. Gonzales (SEA) 15 FP, 1.9 per +
J. Berrios (MIN) 40 FP, 5 perM. Minor (TEX) 22 FP, 2.8 per -K. Gibson (MIN) 15 FP, 1.7 per
C. Morton (TB) 39 FP, 4.9 perS. Gray (CIN) 22 FP, 2.8 perM. Pineda (MIN) 14 FP, 2.3 per
P. Corbin (WAS) 37 FP, 4.6 perL. Severino (NYY) 21 FP, 5.2 perE. Rodriguez (BOS) 14 FP, 2 per
M. Clevinger (CLE) 37 FP, 4.6 perKenta Maeda (LAD) 21 FP, 2.6 perD. May (LAD) 14 FP, 2 per +
C. Kluber (CLE) 34 FP, 5.7 perA. Young* (ARI) 20 FP, 2.5 perH. Bailey* (OAK) 14 FP, 1.8 per
K. Hendricks (CHC) 34 FP, 4.2 perB. McKay (TB) 20 FP, 2.5 per +P. Lopez* (MIA) 13 FP, 2.2 per
A. Nola (PHI) 33 FP, 4.1 perR. Yarbrough (TB) 19 FP, 2.7 per -A. Sanchez (HOU) 13 FP, 1.9 per +
M. Soroka (ATL) 32 FP, 4 perZ. Wheeler (NYM) 19 FP, 2.4 perJ. Paxton (NYY) 13 FP, 1.6 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. At #7, Dustin Garneau is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Gary Sanchez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 catchers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Willson Contreras, for example, is projected to be just the #30 catcher and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Realmuto (PHI) 102 FP, 3 perO. Narvaez (SEA) 78 FP, 3 per -C. Herrmann* (OAK) 67 FP, 2.6 per
G. Sanchez (NYY) 96 FP, 2.9 per +B. McCann* (ATL) 73 FP, 2.5 perJ. Castro* (MIN) 65 FP, 3 per
Y. Molina (STL) 92 FP, 2.5 per +J. Lucroy* (CHC) 70 FP, 2.4 perC. Vazquez (BOS) 65 FP, 2.7 per -
B. Posey (SF) 92 FP, 2.4 per +M. Zunino* (TB) 70 FP, 2.4 perC. Sisco* (BAL) 64 FP, 2.5 per
W. Ramos (NYM) 90 FP, 2.7 perT. Barnhart* (CIN) 70 FP, 2.2 perY. Gomes* (WAS) 62 FP, 2.4 per
W. Smith (LAD) 87 FP, 2.6 per +K. Suzuki* (WAS) 69 FP, 3.1 perD. Jansen* (TOR) 62 FP, 2.2 per
D. Garneau* (OAK) 84 FP, 2.5 perR. Perez* (CLE) 68 FP, 2.6 perMitch Garver (MIN) 61 FP, 4.1 per -
R. Chirinos (HOU) 82 FP, 2.7 perJ. Rogers* (DET) 68 FP, 1.9 perT. d`Arnaud (TB) 61 FP, 2.9 per -
Y. Grandal (MIL) 80 FP, 2.8 per -C. Kelly* (ARI) 67 FP, 3.2 perJ. Alfaro* (MIA) 60 FP, 2.1 per
W. Castillo* (CHW) 79 FP, 2.3 perC. Iannetta* (COL) 67 FP, 2.6 perWillson Contreras (CHC) 59 FP, 3 per -

Top 30 Projected First Basemen Rest of Season

If you need help at first baseman 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. Jesus Aguilar, at #14, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 first basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #5, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 first basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Eric Hosmer, for example, is projected to be just the #21 first baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
C. Bellinger (LAD) 141 FP, 3.7 perY. Gurriel (HOU) 127 FP, 3.3 perE. Hosmer (SD) 110 FP, 2.6 per -
C. Santana (CLE) 141 FP, 3.6 perM. Muncy (LAD) 120 FP, 3.2 perR. McMahon* (COL) 102 FP, 2.6 per
F. Freeman (ATL) 140 FP, 3.4 perK. Davis (OAK) 120 FP, 2.9 per +J. Smoak* (TOR) 101 FP, 2.8 per
A. Rizzo (CHC) 137 FP, 3.3 perJ. Aguilar* (TB) 119 FP, 3.1 perJ. Choi* (TB) 99 FP, 2.8 per
N. Cruz (MIN) 136 FP, 4 per +S. Choo (TEX) 117 FP, 3 perM. Cabrera* (DET) 99 FP, 2.4 per
J. Bell (PIT) 135 FP, 3.4 perM. Carpenter (STL) 116 FP, 2.8 per +M. Adams* (WAS) 96 FP, 3.2 per
P. Goldschmidt (STL) 134 FP, 3 per +M. Olson (OAK) 115 FP, 3 per +M. Moreland* (BOS) 95 FP, 3.2 per
J. Martinez (BOS) 132 FP, 3.7 perD. Vogelbach (SEA) 114 FP, 2.8 perI. Desmond* (COL) 95 FP, 2.4 per
P. Alonso (NYM) 131 FP, 3.2 perJ. Votto (CIN) 113 FP, 2.7 perY. Alonso* (COL) 95 FP, 2.4 per
J. Abreu (CHW) 130 FP, 3.2 perH. Dozier (KC) 110 FP, 3.2 per -M. Thaiss* (LAA) 94 FP, 2.8 per

Top 30 Projected Second Basemen Rest of Season

If you need help at second baseman 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. Asdrubal Cabrera, at #9, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. 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 3 second basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Rougned Odor, for example, is projected to be just the #19 second baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Altuve (HOU) 156 FP, 3.6 per +J. Villar (BAL) 108 FP, 2.8 perJ. Schoop* (MIN) 93 FP, 2.7 per
J. Baez (CHC) 130 FP, 3.2 perD. Murphy (COL) 107 FP, 3 perB. Lowe (TB) 92 FP, 3.2 per
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 128 FP, 3.4 perJ. McNeil (NYM) 106 FP, 3 per -K. Wong* (STL) 92 FP, 2.5 per
W. Merrifield (KC) 125 FP, 3.2 perL. Arraez* (MIN) 106 FP, 3 perS. Castro* (MIA) 91 FP, 2.3 per
Y. Moncada (CHW) 125 FP, 3 per +C. Hernandez (PHI) 102 FP, 2.6 perJ. Kipnis* (CLE) 90 FP, 2.6 per
K. Marte (ARI) 122 FP, 3.1 per -N. Senzel (CIN) 101 FP, 2.7 per +S. Wilkerson* (BAL) 88 FP, 2.3 per
G. Torres (NYY) 118 FP, 3.1 perC. Biggio (TOR) 100 FP, 2.7 per +H. Kendrick* (WAS) 87 FP, 3.3 per
O. Albies (ATL) 117 FP, 3 perB. Dozier* (WAS) 100 FP, 2.6 perD. Gordon* (SEA) 85 FP, 2.1 per
A. Cabrera* (WAS) 113 FP, 2.8 perR. Odor (TEX) 99 FP, 2.5 per -L. Urias* (SD) 85 FP, 2.1 per
K. Hiura (MIL) 109 FP, 2.7 per +N. Goodrum* (DET) 94 FP, 2.5 perA. Frazier* (PIT) 83 FP, 2.5 per

Top 30 Projected Third Basemen Rest of Season

If you need help at third baseman 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. Evan Longoria, at #14, is the highest ranking third baseman of this waiver wire group. 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 4 third basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Giovanny Urshela, for example, is projected to be just the #21 third baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Rendon (WAS) 159 FP, 3.9 perV. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 112 FP, 3 perG. Urshela (NYY) 87 FP, 3.5 per -
A. Bregman (HOU) 157 FP, 3.8 perJ. Donaldson (ATL) 112 FP, 2.9 per -M. Chavis (BOS) 84 FP, 2.7 per
J. Ramirez (CLE) 150 FP, 3.7 per +M. Sano (MIN) 108 FP, 3.1 per +M. Duffy* (TB) 82 FP, 2.4 per
N. Arenado (COL) 146 FP, 3.5 perE. Longoria* (SF) 107 FP, 2.6 perT. Frazier* (NYM) 81 FP, 2.6 per
K. Bryant (CHC) 142 FP, 3.4 perR. Nunez* (BAL) 104 FP, 2.9 perC. Sanchez* (CHW) 77 FP, 2.1 per
M. Chapman (OAK) 132 FP, 3.4 perK. Seager* (SEA) 101 FP, 2.4 perC. Cuthbert* (KC) 75 FP, 2.3 per
R. Devers (BOS) 128 FP, 3.5 per -J. Lamb* (ARI) 100 FP, 2.5 perC. Moran* (PIT) 73 FP, 2.5 per
E. Suarez (CIN) 125 FP, 3 perE. Escobar (ARI) 99 FP, 3.1 per -M. Prado* (MIA) 71 FP, 2 per
J. Turner (LAD) 120 FP, 3.1 perJ. Rojas* (ARI) 93 FP, 2.7 perJohan Camargo* (ATL) 68 FP, 2.3 per
M. Moustakas (MIL) 113 FP, 3.1 perJ. Gyorko* (LAD) 88 FP, 2.8 perB. Drury* (TOR) 66 FP, 2.8 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. At #14, Jurickson Profar is the highest ranking one. There are 8 shortstops whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Francisco Lindor is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 shortstops who are projected to be fantasy busts. Paul DeJong, for example, is projected to be just the #13 shortstop. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
F. Lindor (CLE) 147 FP, 3.6 per +J. Segura (PHI) 121 FP, 2.9 perA. Mondesi (KC) 96 FP, 3 per +
T. Story (COL) 138 FP, 3.5 perE. Andrus (TEX) 119 FP, 3 perN. Ahmed* (ARI) 96 FP, 2.5 per
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 135 FP, 3.5 perP. DeJong (STL) 115 FP, 2.8 per -J. VanMeter* (CIN) 95 FP, 2.6 per
C. Correa (HOU) 134 FP, 3.3 per +J. Profar* (OAK) 108 FP, 2.8 perK. Newman* (PIT) 95 FP, 2.3 per
J. Polanco (MIN) 132 FP, 3.2 perS. Kingery (PHI) 107 FP, 2.8 per +J. Crawford* (SEA) 94 FP, 2.6 per
T. Anderson (CHW) 126 FP, 2.9 per +D. Gregorius (NYY) 104 FP, 3.1 per +A. Rosario* (NYM) 94 FP, 2.5 per
T. Turner (WAS) 123 FP, 3 per +C. Seager (LAD) 100 FP, 2.7 perW. Adames* (TB) 94 FP, 2.5 per
F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 122 FP, 3 perT. Edman* (STL) 100 FP, 2.7 perJ. Iglesias* (CIN) 92 FP, 2.6 per
M. Semien (OAK) 121 FP, 3.1 per -H. Alberto* (BAL) 100 FP, 2.5 perH. Castro* (DET) 91 FP, 2.1 per
M. Machado (SD) 121 FP, 2.9 per -A. Diaz* (HOU) 99 FP, 3.2 perB. Bichette (TOR) 90 FP, 2.8 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.

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R. Osuna (HOU) 108 FP, 6.4 perW. Davis (COL) 55 FP, 3.2 perM. Givens (BAL) 15 FP, 0.8 per
L. Hendriks (OAK) 94 FP, 4.9 perR. Iglesias (CIN) 54 FP, 3.2 perT. Buttrey (LAA) 14 FP, 0.9 per
K. Jansen (LAD) 90 FP, 5.3 perB. Workman (BOS) 52 FP, 3.5 perT. Gott (SF) 12 FP, 0.8 per
B. Hand (CLE) 88 FP, 5.2 perJose Leclerc (TEX) 52 FP, 3.1 perSeth Lugo (NYM) 11 FP, 0.8 per
J. Hader (MIL) 86 FP, 5.1 perM. Melancon (ATL) 51 FP, 3.4 perT. Clippard (CLE) 11 FP, 0.8 per
S. Doolittle (WAS) 86 FP, 5.1 perA. Colome (CHW) 51 FP, 2.7 perJ. Kelly (LAD) 11 FP, 0.7 per
E. Pagan (TB) 75 FP, 4.7 perH. Robles (LAA) 50 FP, 2.4 perA. Miller (STL) 11 FP, 0.6 per
E. Diaz (NYM) 74 FP, 4.4 perJ. Garcia (MIA) 47 FP, 2.9 perT. May (MIN) 10 FP, 0.7 per
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 73 FP, 4.9 perA. Bass (SEA) 45 FP, 3 perS. Coonrod (SF) 10 FP, 0.7 per
H. Neris (PHI) 72 FP, 3.8 perA. Bradley (ARI) 38 FP, 2 perP. Strop (CHC) 10 FP, 0.6 per
A. Chapman (NYY) 70 FP, 4.1 perJ. Jimenez (DET) 38 FP, 1.8 perA. Ottavino (NYY) 10 FP, 0.6 per
C. Martinez (STL) 67 FP, 11.2 perN. Anderson (TB) 33 FP, 1.7 perNick Wittgren (CLE) 9 FP, 0.6 per
K. Yates (SD) 67 FP, 3.7 perS. Armstrong (BAL) 27 FP, 1.5 perM. Walden (BOS) 9 FP, 0.6 per
W. Smith (SF) 66 FP, 3.9 perS. Romo (MIN) 24 FP, 1.5 perM. Barnes (BOS) 9 FP, 0.6 per
F. Vazquez (PIT) 65 FP, 3.6 perGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 22 FP, 1.1 perW. Harris (HOU) 9 FP, 0.6 per
S. Greene (ATL) 64 FP, 4 perR. Pressly (HOU) 20 FP, 1.2 perY. Petit (OAK) 8 FP, 0.7 per
I. Kennedy (KC) 64 FP, 3.6 perB. Treinen (OAK) 20 FP, 1.1 perP. Baez (LAD) 8 FP, 0.5 per
K. Giles (TOR) 64 FP, 3.4 perS. Kelley (TEX) 19 FP, 1.1 perM. Lorenzen (CIN) 8 FP, 0.5 per
S. Oberg (COL) 60 FP, 3.2 perS. Dyson (MIN) 18 FP, 1.1 perJ. Jeffress (MIL) 8 FP, 0.4 per
T. Rogers (MIN) 59 FP, 3 perN. Eovaldi (BOS) 15 FP, 1.4 perD. Castillo (TB) 7 FP, 0.6 per