Out of the top 30 projected second basemen (today through 4/14) there are 20 owned in less than 65% of leagues. Jose Peraza is projected for 48 fantasy points in 19 games which is good enough to be ranked #6 and tops among players who could be on the waiver wire based on relative lower ownership percentage. Other considerations at second baseman include Nick Madrigal and Jurickson Profar. There are only 3 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Ryan McMahon, for example, is projected to be just the #25 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 2 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 99 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Cavan Biggio, at #3, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group.

[NOTE: In the early part of a season we include stats from last year in our 'current season' rankings.]

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

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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D. LeMahieu (NYY) 58 FP, 18 GP | M. Muncy (LAD) 45 FP, 17 GP - | H. Alberto* (BAL) 38 FP, 17 GP |

J. Altuve (HOU) 56 FP, 17 GP | T. La Stella* (LAA) 45 FP, 17 GP | R. Odor* (TEX) 38 FP, 17 GP |

C. Biggio (TOR) 50 FP, 18 GP + | C. Hernandez (CLE) 44 FP, 18 GP | G. Hampson* (COL) 38 FP, 16 GP |

O. Albies (ATL) 50 FP, 19 GP | J. Villar (MIA) 43 FP, 18 GP - | J. Lowrie* (NYM) 38 FP, 17 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 50 FP, 17 GP | D. Gordon* (SEA) 43 FP, 19 GP | R. McMahon (COL) 37 FP, 16 GP - |

J. Peraza* (BOS) 48 FP, 19 GP | K. Wong* (STL) 41 FP, 17 GP | N. Madrigal* (CHW) 36 FP, 17 GP |

L. Arraez* (MIN) 47 FP, 18 GP | M. Freeman* (CLE) 41 FP, 18 GP | G. Lux* (LAD) 36 FP, 17 GP |

K. Hiura (MIL) 46 FP, 17 GP + | R. Cano* (NYM) 40 FP, 17 GP | S. Neuse* (OAK) 35 FP, 18 GP |

B. Lowe* (TB) 45 FP, 18 GP | J. Wendle* (TB) 40 FP, 18 GP | J. Kipnis* (CLE) 35 FP, 18 GP |

S. Castro* (WAS) 45 FP, 17 GP | J. Profar* (SD) 40 FP, 17 GP | J. Harrison* (PHI) 34 FP, 18 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 1/6 to 4/14**

There are 20 starting pitchers who are typically starting fantasy starting pitchers but are projected for fewer points than normal. Tanner Roark, for example, is projected to be just the #253 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are 9 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 99 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #12, Blake Snell is the highest ranking must start. There are a number of starting pitchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Carlos Carrasco, at #8, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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J. Verlander (HOU) 24 FP, 4 GP | L. Severino (NYY) 13 FP, 4 GP + | H. Ryu (TOR) 8 FP, 4 GP - |

M. Scherzer (WAS) 22 FP, 4 GP | D. Price (BOS) 13 FP, 4 GP + | J. Urias* (LAD) 7 FP, 3 GP |

W. Buehler (LAD) 21 FP, 4 GP | C. Paddack (SD) 12 FP, 4 GP | N. Syndergaard (NYM) 7 FP, 4 GP |

M. Clevinger (CLE) 21 FP, 4 GP | P. Corbin (WAS) 12 FP, 3 GP | E. Rodriguez (BOS) 7 FP, 4 GP - |

J. deGrom (NYM) 21 FP, 4 GP | L. Giolito (CHW) 12 FP, 4 GP | T. Bauer (CIN) 6 FP, 3 GP |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 20 FP, 4 GP | Z. Wheeler (PHI) 12 FP, 4 GP | Z. Plesac (CLE) 6 FP, 3 GP + |

G. Cole (NYY) 20 FP, 4 GP | K. Hendricks (CHC) 11 FP, 4 GP | F. Valdez* (HOU) 6 FP, 3 GP |

C. Carrasco* (CLE) 19 FP, 4 GP | German Marquez (COL) 11 FP, 4 GP + | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 6 FP, 3 GP |

Z. Greinke (HOU) 19 FP, 4 GP | M. Foltynewicz (ATL) 10 FP, 4 GP + | S. Gray (CIN) 6 FP, 3 GP - |

S. Bieber (CLE) 18 FP, 4 GP | M. Fried (ATL) 10 FP, 4 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 6 FP, 3 GP |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 18 FP, 4 GP | R. Ray (ARI) 10 FP, 4 GP | D. May* (LAD) 6 FP, 3 GP |

B. Snell (TB) 17 FP, 4 GP + | J. Urquidy* (HOU) 10 FP, 3 GP | M. Fiers (OAK) 6 FP, 4 GP - |

J. Paxton (NYY) 16 FP, 4 GP | A. Civale (CLE) 9 FP, 3 GP + | M. Kelly* (ARI) 6 FP, 3 GP |

L. Castillo (CIN) 15 FP, 4 GP | L. McCullers* (HOU) 9 FP, 3 GP | J. Odorizzi (MIN) 5 FP, 4 GP - |

C. Sale* (BOS) 15 FP, 4 GP | Austin Voth* (WAS) 9 FP, 3 GP | A. Sanchez* (WAS) 5 FP, 3 GP |

M. Soroka (ATL) 15 FP, 4 GP | J. Quintana (CHC) 9 FP, 3 GP + | F. Montas* (OAK) 5 FP, 4 GP |

J. Flaherty (STL) 14 FP, 4 GP | M. Bumgarner (ARI) 8 FP, 4 GP | J. Lucchesi (SD) 5 FP, 3 GP |

A. Nola (PHI) 14 FP, 4 GP | S. Manaea (OAK) 8 FP, 4 GP | H. Bailey* (MIN) 5 FP, 3 GP |

C. Morton (TB) 14 FP, 4 GP | Y. Darvish (CHC) 8 FP, 4 GP | C. Hamels (ATL) 5 FP, 4 GP + |

J. Berrios (MIN) 13 FP, 4 GP | Z. Eflin* (PHI) 8 FP, 3 GP | J. Gray* (COL) 5 FP, 3 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 1/6 to 4/14**

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 in the short term. At #6, Tom Murphy is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 catchers whose projected rank over the next 99 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Gary Sanchez, at #1, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. James McCann, for example, is projected to be just the #31 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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G. Sanchez (NYY) 47 FP, 18 GP + | T. d`Arnaud* (ATL) 35 FP, 19 GP | C. Kelly* (ARI) 28 FP, 18 GP |

Willson Contreras (CHC) 43 FP, 17 GP + | C. Vazquez (BOS) 34 FP, 19 GP - | A. Avila* (MIN) 27 FP, 18 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 43 FP, 18 GP | O. Narvaez (MIL) 32 FP, 17 GP - | J. Alfaro* (MIA) 27 FP, 18 GP |

Mitch Garver (MIN) 42 FP, 18 GP | Y. Molina (STL) 31 FP, 17 GP | K. Smith* (LAA) 27 FP, 17 GP |

Y. Grandal (CHW) 41 FP, 17 GP | B. Posey (SF) 31 FP, 17 GP | S. Vogt* (ARI) 26 FP, 18 GP |

T. Murphy* (SEA) 39 FP, 19 GP | W. Ramos (NYM) 31 FP, 17 GP - | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 26 FP, 16 GP |

W. Astudillo* (MIN) 39 FP, 18 GP | M. Maldonado* (HOU) 30 FP, 17 GP | R. Perez* (CLE) 26 FP, 18 GP |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 38 FP, 17 GP | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 29 FP, 17 GP | D. Jansen* (TOR) 26 FP, 18 GP |

S. Perez* (KC) 37 FP, 17 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 29 FP, 19 GP | J. Stallings* (PIT) 25 FP, 17 GP |

W. Smith (LAD) 35 FP, 17 GP + | J. Trevino* (TEX) 28 FP, 17 GP | C. Sisco* (BAL) 25 FP, 17 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 1/6 to 4/14**

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 in the short term. At #12, Michael Chavis is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 99 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Nelson Cruz, at #1, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Paul Goldschmidt, for example, is projected to be just the #18 first baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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N. Cruz (MIN) 63 FP, 18 GP + | R. Hoskins (PHI) 50 FP, 18 GP | L. Voit (NYY) 44 FP, 18 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 63 FP, 19 GP | M. Chavis* (BOS) 50 FP, 19 GP | Miguel Andujar* (NYY) 43 FP, 18 GP |

J. Martinez (BOS) 60 FP, 19 GP | P. Alonso (NYM) 49 FP, 17 GP - | E. White* (SEA) 42 FP, 19 GP |

J. Soler (KC) 56 FP, 17 GP | M. Olson (OAK) 49 FP, 18 GP | J. Votto (CIN) 42 FP, 16 GP |

A. Rizzo (CHC) 56 FP, 17 GP | D. Vogelbach* (SEA) 49 FP, 19 GP | J. Smoak* (MIL) 42 FP, 17 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 56 FP, 18 GP | E. Encarnacion (CHW) 48 FP, 17 GP | J. Choi* (TB) 40 FP, 18 GP |

J. Abreu (CHW) 55 FP, 17 GP | M. Moreland* (BOS) 47 FP, 19 GP | R. O'Hearn* (KC) 40 FP, 17 GP |

Y. Alvarez (HOU) 55 FP, 17 GP + | P. Goldschmidt (STL) 46 FP, 17 GP - | D. Murphy (COL) 39 FP, 16 GP |

Y. Gurriel (HOU) 51 FP, 17 GP | E. Hosmer (SD) 44 FP, 17 GP | N. Solak* (TEX) 39 FP, 17 GP |

J. Bell (PIT) 50 FP, 17 GP | K. Davis (OAK) 44 FP, 18 GP + | A. Pujols* (LAA) 39 FP, 17 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 1/6 to 4/14**

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 in the short term. At #6, Kyle Seager is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 99 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Jose Ramirez, at #2, is the highest ranking third baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Matt Carpenter, for example, is projected to be just the #31 third baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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R. Devers (BOS) 65 FP, 19 GP | B. Anderson* (MIA) 51 FP, 18 GP | M. Moustakas (CIN) 44 FP, 16 GP - |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 62 FP, 18 GP + | Y. Moncada (CHW) 51 FP, 17 GP | M. Franco* (KC) 43 FP, 17 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 61 FP, 17 GP | H. Dozier (KC) 51 FP, 17 GP | A. Cabrera* (WAS) 43 FP, 17 GP |

A. Rendon (LAA) 59 FP, 17 GP | J. Donaldson (ATL) 51 FP, 19 GP - | E. Longoria* (SF) 41 FP, 17 GP |

N. Arenado (COL) 56 FP, 16 GP | M. Machado (SD) 50 FP, 17 GP | J. Lamb* (ARI) 41 FP, 18 GP |

K. Seager* (SEA) 55 FP, 19 GP | E. Suarez (CIN) 48 FP, 16 GP - | Y. Diaz* (TB) 40 FP, 18 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 54 FP, 17 GP | V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 48 FP, 18 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 39 FP, 17 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 53 FP, 18 GP | M. Sano (MIN) 47 FP, 18 GP | R. Healy* (MIL) 37 FP, 17 GP |

G. Urshela (NYY) 52 FP, 18 GP + | T. Edman* (STL) 47 FP, 17 GP | D. Lugo* (DET) 35 FP, 16 GP |

E. Escobar (ARI) 52 FP, 18 GP | J. Turner (LAD) 46 FP, 17 GP - | B. Dalbec* (BOS) 34 FP, 19 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 1/6 to 4/14**

There are a number of shortstops projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #15, Jon Berti is the highest ranking one. There are only 5 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 99 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Fernando Tatis Jr. is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Corey Seager, for example, is projected to be just the #20 shortstop. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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X. Bogaerts (BOS) 67 FP, 19 GP | T. Story (COL) 46 FP, 16 GP - | A. Simmons* (LAA) 42 FP, 17 GP |

F. Lindor (CLE) 59 FP, 18 GP | C. Correa (HOU) 46 FP, 17 GP + | D. Swanson (ATL) 41 FP, 19 GP |

G. Torres (NYY) 57 FP, 18 GP | T. Turner (WAS) 46 FP, 17 GP | J. Crawford* (SEA) 41 FP, 19 GP |

J. Baez (CHC) 54 FP, 17 GP | D. Gregorius (PHI) 45 FP, 18 GP + | W. Adames* (TB) 39 FP, 18 GP |

M. Semien (OAK) 54 FP, 18 GP | J. Berti* (MIA) 44 FP, 18 GP | M. Rojas* (MIA) 38 FP, 18 GP |

J. Polanco (MIN) 52 FP, 18 GP | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 43 FP, 18 GP | A. Rosario* (NYM) 37 FP, 17 GP |

F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 51 FP, 17 GP + | E. Andrus (TEX) 42 FP, 17 GP | N. Hoerner* (CHC) 37 FP, 17 GP |

B. Bichette (TOR) 47 FP, 18 GP + | K. Newman* (PIT) 42 FP, 17 GP | A. Mondesi (KC) 37 FP, 13 GP |

T. Anderson (CHW) 47 FP, 17 GP + | P. DeJong (STL) 42 FP, 17 GP - | L. Urias* (MIL) 36 FP, 17 GP |

J. Segura (PHI) 47 FP, 18 GP | C. Seager (LAD) 42 FP, 17 GP - | O. Arcia* (MIL) 34 FP, 17 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Outfielders 1/6 to 4/14**

There are 17 outfielders who are typically starting fantasy outfielders but are projected for fewer points than normal. Lorenzo Cain, for example, is projected to be just the #94 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are 10 outfielders that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 99 days than their season-to-date rank. At #6, Aaron Judge is the highest ranking must start. 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 in the short term. At #15, Mike Tauchman is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Betts (BOS) 75 FP, 19 GP | E. Rosario (MIN) 51 FP, 18 GP | J. Bradley* (BOS) 46 FP, 19 GP |

C. Yelich (MIL) 66 FP, 17 GP | E. Jimenez (CHW) 50 FP, 17 GP + | J. Upton (LAA) 45 FP, 17 GP |

M. Trout (LAA) 66 FP, 17 GP | M. Canha (OAK) 50 FP, 18 GP | T. Pham (SD) 45 FP, 17 GP - |

G. Springer (HOU) 60 FP, 17 GP | S. Marte (PIT) 50 FP, 17 GP | Y. Cespedes* (NYM) 45 FP, 17 GP |

R. Acuna (ATL) 59 FP, 19 GP | A. McCutchen* (PHI) 49 FP, 18 GP | R. Grichuk (TOR) 45 FP, 18 GP |

A. Judge (NYY) 57 FP, 18 GP + | D. Peralta (ARI) 49 FP, 18 GP | B. Gardner (NYY) 44 FP, 18 GP - |

K. Schwarber (CHC) 56 FP, 17 GP + | W. Calhoun (TEX) 49 FP, 17 GP + | H. Renfroe (TB) 44 FP, 18 GP |

N. Castellanos (CHC) 56 FP, 17 GP | M. Brantley (HOU) 48 FP, 17 GP - | K. Calhoun (ARI) 44 FP, 18 GP - |

K. Marte (ARI) 55 FP, 18 GP | N. Mazara (CHW) 48 FP, 17 GP | G. Polanco* (PIT) 44 FP, 17 GP |

B. Harper (PHI) 55 FP, 18 GP | J. Gallo (TEX) 48 FP, 17 GP + | M. Conforto (NYM) 44 FP, 17 GP - |

G. Stanton (NYY) 55 FP, 18 GP + | K. Lewis* (SEA) 48 FP, 19 GP | R. Laureano (OAK) 44 FP, 18 GP |

A. Benintendi (BOS) 54 FP, 19 GP + | B. Buxton* (MIN) 47 FP, 18 GP | S. Kingery (PHI) 43 FP, 18 GP |

T. Mancini (BAL) 54 FP, 17 GP | A. Aquino (CIN) 47 FP, 16 GP + | A. Gordon (KC) 43 FP, 17 GP - |

M. Haniger (SEA) 54 FP, 19 GP | Lourdes Gurriel (TOR) 47 FP, 18 GP + | D. Dahl (COL) 43 FP, 16 GP |

M. Tauchman* (NYY) 54 FP, 18 GP | N. Markakis* (ATL) 46 FP, 19 GP | S. Choo (TEX) 43 FP, 17 GP - |

M. Kepler (MIN) 53 FP, 18 GP | D. Santana (TEX) 46 FP, 17 GP | Anthony Santander* (BAL) 43 FP, 17 GP |

C. Bellinger (LAD) 53 FP, 17 GP - | M. Ozuna (STL) 46 FP, 17 GP | O. Herrera* (PHI) 42 FP, 18 GP |

A. Meadows (TB) 52 FP, 18 GP | B. Reynolds (PIT) 46 FP, 17 GP | A. Verdugo* (LAD) 42 FP, 17 GP |

C. Blackmon (COL) 52 FP, 16 GP - | J. Pederson (LAD) 46 FP, 17 GP - | C. Dickerson* (MIA) 42 FP, 18 GP |

J. Soto (WAS) 51 FP, 17 GP - | O. Mercado (CLE) 46 FP, 18 GP + | J. McNeil (NYM) 42 FP, 17 GP - |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 1/6 to 4/14**

There are no widely owned relievers who are significantly exceeding their current rank in the short term. All widely owned relievers are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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W. Smith (ATL) 37 FP, 19 GP | H. Robles (LAA) 24 FP, 17 GP | Seth Lugo (NYM) 5 FP, 17 GP |

B. Workman (BOS) 36 FP, 19 GP | E. Diaz (NYM) 23 FP, 17 GP | D. Betances (NYM) 5 FP, 17 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 35 FP, 17 GP | Ryne Stanek (MIA) 22 FP, 18 GP | M. Walden (BOS) 5 FP, 19 GP |

R. Osuna (HOU) 35 FP, 17 GP | T. Rogers (MIN) 22 FP, 18 GP | J. Webb (ATL) 4 FP, 19 GP |

L. Hendriks (OAK) 35 FP, 18 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 21 FP, 16 GP | Z. Britton (NYY) 4 FP, 18 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 34 FP, 18 GP | A. Colome (CHW) 20 FP, 17 GP | N. Anderson (TB) 4 FP, 18 GP |

J. Hader (MIL) 34 FP, 17 GP | S. Oberg (COL) 20 FP, 16 GP | T. Clippard (MIN) 4 FP, 18 GP |

E. Pagan (TB) 34 FP, 18 GP | Jose Leclerc (TEX) 20 FP, 17 GP | T. Guerrero (CHW) 4 FP, 17 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 32 FP, 18 GP | K. Kela (PIT) 18 FP, 17 GP | S. Greene (ATL) 4 FP, 19 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 31 FP, 18 GP | J. Jimenez (DET) 16 FP, 16 GP | T. May (MIN) 4 FP, 18 GP |

C. Kimbrel (CHC) 30 FP, 17 GP | S. Anderson (SF) 15 FP, 17 GP | L. Jackson (ATL) 4 FP, 19 GP |

I. Kennedy (KC) 30 FP, 17 GP | M. Givens (BAL) 13 FP, 17 GP | S. Kelley (TEX) 4 FP, 17 GP |

A. Bradley (ARI) 29 FP, 18 GP | M. Barnes (BOS) 11 FP, 19 GP | P. Baez (LAD) 4 FP, 17 GP |

H. Neris (PHI) 28 FP, 18 GP | S. Romo (MIN) 10 FP, 18 GP | T. Buttrey (LAA) 4 FP, 17 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 28 FP, 17 GP | B. Treinen (LAD) 9 FP, 17 GP | C. Martin (ATL) 4 FP, 19 GP |

M. Melancon (ATL) 27 FP, 19 GP | K. Ginkel (ARI) 8 FP, 18 GP | J. Wendelken (OAK) 4 FP, 18 GP |

M. Magill (SEA) 26 FP, 19 GP | T. Rogers (SF) 7 FP, 17 GP | J. Wilson (NYM) 3 FP, 17 GP |

C. Martinez (STL) 26 FP, 17 GP | Giovanny Gallegos (STL) 7 FP, 17 GP | C. Green (NYY) 3 FP, 18 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 25 FP, 17 GP | R. Pressly (HOU) 6 FP, 17 GP | A. Miller (STL) 3 FP, 17 GP |

D. Hudson (WAS) 24 FP, 17 GP | A. Ottavino (NYY) 5 FP, 18 GP | A. Munoz (SD) 3 FP, 17 GP |