Lance Lynn, Shane Bieber and Luis Castillo: Starting Pitchers to Sell High

Out of the top 60 starting pitchers based on total projected fantasy points, 5 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their season to date rank. A couple starting pitchers who are projected to come up below their season rank are Shane Bieber (#20) and Luis Castillo (#21). But of all the starting pitchers with a lower rest of season ranking, Lance Lynn is the lowest ranking one. Ranking by ownership percentage (96%), Lance Lynn is expected to be the #24 starting pitcher for the rest of the season. The market expects more than the projections do. He is only projected to be the #60 starting pitcher. This is not necessarily a player you would start every active week. There are many other starting pitchers with virtually the same market rank (Jake Odorizzi, Trevor Bauer, Sonny Gray, Robbie Ray, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Eduardo Rodriguez, Mike Soroka 96% Owned) and Lynn ranks #6 out of 8. He is projected for 5 fantasy points in 4 remaining games. He has a lower rank (#68) based on projected fantasy average. The market ranks Lance Lynn behind Gray and above Rodriguez and the projections agree.

There are only 5 starting pitchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Aaron Civale, at #15, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are a number of starting pitchers widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Alex Young, at #25, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

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

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Verlander (HOU) 35 FP, 8.8 perL. Castillo (CIN) 12 FP, 4 per -C. Bassitt (OAK) 7 FP, 2.3 per
G. Cole (HOU) 30 FP, 7.5 perJ. Odorizzi (MIN) 12 FP, 3 perM. Fried (ATL) 7 FP, 1.8 per -
M. Scherzer (WAS) 29 FP, 7.2 perJ. Quintana (CHC) 12 FP, 3 perY. Darvish (CHC) 7 FP, 1.8 per
J. deGrom (NYM) 22 FP, 7.3 perS. Manaea (OAK) 11 FP, 3.7 per +C. Hamels (CHC) 7 FP, 1.8 per
S. Strasburg (WAS) 22 FP, 5.5 perA. Young* (ARI) 11 FP, 2.8 perC. Anderson* (MIL) 7 FP, 1.8 per
W. Buehler (LAD) 20 FP, 6.7 perC. Morton (TB) 10 FP, 3.3 per -M. Minor (TEX) 6 FP, 2 per -
Z. Greinke (HOU) 19 FP, 6.3 perM. Soroka (ATL) 10 FP, 3.3 perR. Yarbrough (TB) 6 FP, 1.5 per -
C. Kershaw (LAD) 18 FP, 6 perJ. Paxton (NYY) 10 FP, 3.3 perD. Keuchel (ATL) 6 FP, 1.5 per
L. Giolito (CHW) 17 FP, 4.2 perC. Paddack (SD) 10 FP, 2.5 perZ. Gallen (ARI) 6 FP, 1.5 per +
P. Corbin (WAS) 17 FP, 4.2 perZ. Wheeler (NYM) 10 FP, 2.5 perM. Mikolas (STL) 6 FP, 1.5 per +
A. Nola (PHI) 17 FP, 4.2 perJ. Flaherty (STL) 9 FP, 3 per -R. Lopez* (CHW) 6 FP, 1.5 per
J. Berrios (MIN) 17 FP, 4.2 perR. Hill* (LAD) 9 FP, 3 perD. Price (BOS) 5 FP, 2.5 per
M. Clevinger (CLE) 16 FP, 5.3 perT. Gonsolin* (LAD) 9 FP, 3 perJ. Lucchesi (SD) 5 FP, 1.7 per
H. Ryu (LAD) 16 FP, 5.3 perS. Gray (CIN) 9 FP, 2.2 per -R. Stripling* (LAD) 5 FP, 1.7 per
A. Civale (CLE) 14 FP, 4.7 per +M. Boyd (DET) 9 FP, 2.2 perJ. Lester (CHC) 5 FP, 1.7 per
K. Hendricks (CHC) 14 FP, 3.5 perM. Fiers (OAK) 8 FP, 2.7 perC. Sabathia* (NYY) 5 FP, 1.7 per
L. Severino (NYY) 13 FP, 4.3 perM. Tanaka (NYY) 8 FP, 2.7 perL. Lynn (TEX) 5 FP, 1.2 per -
R. Ray (ARI) 13 FP, 3.2 perW. Miley (HOU) 8 FP, 2 per -J. Means* (BAL) 5 FP, 1.2 per
N. Syndergaard (NYM) 13 FP, 3.2 perT. Glasnow (TB) 7 FP, 2.3 per -K. Gibson (MIN) 5 FP, 1.2 per
S. Bieber (CLE) 12 FP, 4 per -M. Bumgarner (SF) 7 FP, 2.3 perM. Gonzales (SEA) 5 FP, 1.2 per +

Top 30 Projected Catchers Rest of Season

There are a number of catchers widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Willians Astudillo, at #7, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Willson Contreras, at #3, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 catchers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Christian Vazquez, for example, is projected to be just the #30 catcher and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Sanchez (NYY) 45 FP, 3.5 perR. Chirinos (HOU) 33 FP, 3 perC. Kelly* (ARI) 28 FP, 3.1 per
J. Realmuto (PHI) 45 FP, 3 perW. Castillo* (CHW) 33 FP, 2.4 perC. Herrmann* (OAK) 28 FP, 2.5 per
Willson Contreras (CHC) 45 FP, 3 per +Z. Collins* (CHW) 33 FP, 2.2 perD. Jansen* (TOR) 28 FP, 2.2 per
W. Ramos (NYM) 41 FP, 2.9 perK. Suzuki* (WAS) 32 FP, 3.2 perJ. Trevino* (TEX) 28 FP, 2.2 per
Y. Grandal (MIL) 40 FP, 3.1 perPedro Severino* (BAL) 30 FP, 2 perJ. Stallings* (PIT) 28 FP, 2 per
Y. Molina (STL) 40 FP, 2.5 per +C. Sisco* (BAL) 29 FP, 2.6 perJ. Lucroy* (CHC) 27 FP, 2.5 per
W. Astudillo* (MIN) 39 FP, 3 perB. McCann* (ATL) 29 FP, 2.4 perY. Gomes* (WAS) 27 FP, 2.2 per
B. Posey (SF) 38 FP, 2.4 per +T. Barnhart* (CIN) 29 FP, 2.2 perMitch Garver (MIN) 26 FP, 4.3 per -
W. Smith (LAD) 35 FP, 2.7 per +M. Viloria* (KC) 29 FP, 2.1 perJ. Castro* (MIN) 26 FP, 2.6 per
O. Narvaez (SEA) 33 FP, 3 perJ. Rogers* (DET) 29 FP, 1.9 perC. Vazquez (BOS) 26 FP, 2.4 per -

Top 30 Projected First Basemen Rest of Season

There are a number of first basemen widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #18, Justin Smoak is the highest ranking one. There are only 5 first basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 first basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Josh Bell, for example, is projected to be just the #12 first baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Cruz (MIN) 66 FP, 3.9 per +F. Freeman (ATL) 55 FP, 3.2 per -R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 46 FP, 2.7 per
P. Alonso (NYM) 61 FP, 3.4 perJ. Bell (PIT) 53 FP, 3.3 per -M. Cabrera* (DET) 46 FP, 2.6 per
J. Martinez (BOS) 58 FP, 3.6 perK. Davis (OAK) 50 FP, 2.9 per +R. Tellez* (TOR) 44 FP, 2.8 per
J. Abreu (CHW) 58 FP, 3.4 per +E. Hosmer (SD) 49 FP, 2.7 perS. Brown* (OAK) 43 FP, 2.9 per
A. Rizzo (CHC) 58 FP, 3.2 perM. Olson (OAK) 48 FP, 3 perJ. Aguilar* (TB) 42 FP, 2.8 per
C. Santana (CLE) 56 FP, 3.7 perM. Carpenter (STL) 47 FP, 2.8 per +R. McMahon (COL) 42 FP, 2.5 per
C. Bellinger (LAD) 56 FP, 3.5 per -H. Dozier (KC) 46 FP, 3.1 perJ. Osuna* (PIT) 42 FP, 2.5 per
E. Encarnacion (NYY) 56 FP, 3.5 per +J. Smoak* (TOR) 46 FP, 2.9 perM. Trumbo* (BAL) 42 FP, 2.3 per
P. Goldschmidt (STL) 56 FP, 3.1 perD. Vogelbach (SEA) 46 FP, 2.7 perL. Voit (NYY) 41 FP, 3.2 per
Y. Gurriel (HOU) 55 FP, 3.7 perJ. Votto (CIN) 46 FP, 2.7 perJose Martinez* (STL) 41 FP, 2.7 per

Top 30 Projected Second Basemen Rest of Season

There are a number of second basemen widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Asdrubal Cabrera, at #3, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 3 second basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Jose Altuve is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 second basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Cesar Hernandez, 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) 67 FP, 3.9 per +C. Biggio* (TOR) 48 FP, 2.8 perB. Dozier* (WAS) 41 FP, 2.6 per
Y. Moncada (CHW) 57 FP, 3.2 per +J. McNeil (NYM) 47 FP, 3.1 perN. Senzel (CIN) 41 FP, 2.6 per
A. Cabrera* (WAS) 54 FP, 2.8 perO. Albies (ATL) 47 FP, 2.9 per -M. Freeman* (CLE) 41 FP, 2.6 per
K. Marte (ARI) 53 FP, 3.3 perJ. Lowrie* (NYM) 47 FP, 2.8 perS. Castro* (MIA) 41 FP, 2.4 per
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 52 FP, 3.5 perD. Murphy (COL) 44 FP, 2.9 perH. Kendrick* (WAS) 40 FP, 3.3 per
W. Merrifield (KC) 52 FP, 3.1 perK. Hiura (MIL) 42 FP, 3.2 per +J. Panik* (NYM) 38 FP, 2.5 per
L. Arraez* (MIN) 52 FP, 2.9 perK. Wong* (STL) 42 FP, 2.8 perL. Urias* (SD) 37 FP, 2.2 per
G. Torres (NYY) 51 FP, 3.2 perJ. Schoop* (MIN) 42 FP, 2.8 perC. Spangenberg* (MIL) 36 FP, 2.6 per
J. Villar (BAL) 49 FP, 2.9 perC. Hernandez (PHI) 42 FP, 2.5 per -D. Gordon* (SEA) 36 FP, 2.1 per
R. Cano* (NYM) 49 FP, 2.7 perD. Lugo* (DET) 42 FP, 2.2 perJ. Kipnis* (CLE) 35 FP, 2.5 per

Top 30 Projected Third Basemen Rest of Season

There are a number of third basemen widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. At #13, J.D. Davis is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., at #7, is the highest ranking third baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 third basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Eduardo Escobar, for example, is projected to be just the #19 third baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Rendon (WAS) 72 FP, 3.8 perJ. Turner (LAD) 49 FP, 3.1 perJ. Rojas* (ARI) 38 FP, 2.5 per
A. Bregman (HOU) 66 FP, 4.1 perK. Seager (SEA) 49 FP, 2.9 per +J. Candelario* (DET) 38 FP, 2.2 per
N. Arenado (COL) 62 FP, 3.6 perJ. Davis* (NYM) 49 FP, 2.7 perJ. Lamb* (ARI) 38 FP, 2.2 per
R. Devers (BOS) 56 FP, 3.3 perE. Longoria* (SF) 47 FP, 2.8 perT. Frazier* (NYM) 36 FP, 2.8 per
M. Chapman (OAK) 55 FP, 3.4 perM. Sano (MIN) 46 FP, 3.1 perJ. Gyorko* (LAD) 35 FP, 2.7 per
K. Bryant (CHC) 55 FP, 3.1 perM. Franco* (PHI) 46 FP, 2.7 perT. La Stella* (LAA) 34 FP, 2.6 per
V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 54 FP, 3.2 per +R. Ruiz* (BAL) 45 FP, 2.5 perA. Toro-Hernandez* (HOU) 32 FP, 3.6 per
E. Suarez (CIN) 53 FP, 3.3 perR. Nunez (BAL) 42 FP, 2.6 per -C. Cuthbert* (KC) 31 FP, 2.2 per
M. Moustakas (MIL) 50 FP, 3.6 perE. Escobar (ARI) 41 FP, 2.9 per -C. Sanchez* (CHW) 31 FP, 2.1 per
J. Donaldson (ATL) 49 FP, 3.1 perT. Shaw* (MIL) 40 FP, 2.7 perM. Duffy* (TB) 30 FP, 2.1 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. Josh VanMeter, at #12, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are 7 shortstops whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Tim Anderson is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 shortstops who are projected to be fantasy busts. Dansby Swanson, for example, is projected to be just the #27 shortstop and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
F. Lindor (CLE) 58 FP, 3.6 perJ. Segura (PHI) 48 FP, 2.7 perA. Rosario (NYM) 43 FP, 2.7 per -
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 58 FP, 3.2 perJ. VanMeter* (CIN) 47 FP, 2.8 perC. Seager (LAD) 42 FP, 2.8 per -
J. Polanco (MIN) 56 FP, 3.1 perT. Edman* (STL) 47 FP, 2.6 perS. Kingery (PHI) 42 FP, 2.6 per
T. Anderson (CHW) 56 FP, 3.1 per +R. Rodriguez* (DET) 47 FP, 2.5 perK. Newman* (PIT) 42 FP, 2.5 per
T. Turner (WAS) 56 FP, 2.9 per +D. Gregorius (NYY) 46 FP, 3.3 per +E. Sogard* (TB) 41 FP, 2.9 per
T. Story (COL) 55 FP, 3.4 perA. Mondesi (KC) 46 FP, 2.9 per +E. Andrus (TEX) 41 FP, 2.7 per -
M. Semien (OAK) 53 FP, 3.3 per -Lourdes Gurriel (TOR) 46 FP, 2.7 per +D. Swanson (ATL) 41 FP, 2.6 per -
M. Machado (SD) 53 FP, 2.9 perAustin Nola* (SEA) 44 FP, 2.6 perA. Diaz* (HOU) 40 FP, 3.3 per
J. Profar (OAK) 48 FP, 3 per +H. Alberto* (BAL) 44 FP, 2.4 perN. Ahmed* (ARI) 40 FP, 2.5 per
P. DeJong (STL) 48 FP, 2.8 perB. Bichette (TOR) 43 FP, 2.9 per +G. Lux* (LAD) 37 FP, 2.6 per

Top 60 Projected Outfielders Rest of Season

There are a number of outfielders widely available on waiver wires that will be quality fantasy starters the rest of the season. Christin Stewart, at #31, is the highest ranking outfielder of this waiver wire group. There are 8 outfielders whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #9, Marcell Ozuna is the highest ranking must start. There are 10 outfielders who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Nomar Mazara, for example, is projected to be just the #58 outfielder and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
C. Yelich (MIL) 79 FP, 4.4 perA. Judge (NYY) 51 FP, 3.2 per +L. Cain (MIL) 45 FP, 2.6 per
M. Betts (BOS) 66 FP, 3.7 perM. Canha (OAK) 51 FP, 3 perR. Grichuk* (TOR) 44 FP, 2.8 per
J. Soto (WAS) 65 FP, 3.4 perA. Aquino (CIN) 50 FP, 3.1 per +J. Soler (KC) 43 FP, 3.1 per -
G. Springer (HOU) 62 FP, 3.9 perE. Jimenez (CHW) 50 FP, 2.8 per +J. Pederson (LAD) 43 FP, 3.1 per -
C. Blackmon (COL) 59 FP, 3.5 perA. Meadows (TB) 49 FP, 3.1 perA. Pollock (LAD) 43 FP, 3.1 per +
T. Mancini (BAL) 59 FP, 3.5 perT. Pham (TB) 49 FP, 3.1 perA. Gordon (KC) 43 FP, 2.7 per -
N. Castellanos (CHC) 58 FP, 3.4 perB. Reynolds (PIT) 49 FP, 2.9 perO. Mercado (CLE) 43 FP, 2.7 per +
R. Acuna (ATL) 57 FP, 3.6 perR. Braun (MIL) 48 FP, 3.2 perK. Pillar (SF) 42 FP, 2.8 per -
M. Ozuna (STL) 57 FP, 3.2 per +A. Benintendi (BOS) 48 FP, 2.8 perJ. Heyward (CHC) 42 FP, 2.8 per
M. Kepler (MIN) 56 FP, 3.5 perM. Yastrzemski (SF) 48 FP, 2.8 perG. Parra* (WAS) 42 FP, 2.8 per
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 56 FP, 3.5 per +C. Stewart* (DET) 48 FP, 2.5 perB. Nimmo* (NYM) 42 FP, 2.8 per
B. Harper (PHI) 56 FP, 3.1 perM. Conforto (NYM) 47 FP, 3.4 per -D. Santana (TEX) 42 FP, 2.6 per -
M. Trout (LAA) 55 FP, 3.7 per -B. Gardner (NYY) 47 FP, 3.1 perF. Reyes (CLE) 40 FP, 3.1 per -
R. Hoskins (PHI) 55 FP, 3.1 perC. Dickerson (PHI) 47 FP, 2.8 perW. Myers (SD) 40 FP, 2.4 per
K. Schwarber (CHC) 54 FP, 3 perV. Robles (WAS) 47 FP, 2.6 perJ. Naylor* (SD) 40 FP, 2.4 per
M. Brantley (HOU) 53 FP, 3.5 perD. Smith* (BAL) 47 FP, 2.6 perG. Hernandez* (BOS) 39 FP, 2.8 per
A. Eaton (WAS) 53 FP, 2.9 perE. Thames* (MIL) 46 FP, 3.1 perD. Fowler* (STL) 39 FP, 2.6 per
Anthony Santander (BAL) 53 FP, 2.9 perJ. Bruce* (PHI) 46 FP, 2.9 perN. Mazara (TEX) 39 FP, 2.6 per -
E. Rosario (MIN) 52 FP, 3.2 perY. Puig (CLE) 45 FP, 3.2 per -M. Smith (SEA) 39 FP, 2.6 per
S. Marte (PIT) 52 FP, 3.1 perW. Calhoun (TEX) 45 FP, 2.8 per +H. Bader* (STL) 39 FP, 2.6 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.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
R. Osuna (HOU) 42 FP, 6 perM. Melancon (ATL) 22 FP, 3.1 perR. Pressly (HOU) 5 FP, 1.2 per
J. Hader (MIL) 42 FP, 6 perJ. Jimenez (DET) 22 FP, 2.4 perJ. Kelly (LAD) 5 FP, 0.8 per
L. Hendriks (OAK) 39 FP, 4.9 perR. Iglesias (CIN) 21 FP, 3 perC. Green (NYY) 5 FP, 0.8 per
K. Jansen (LAD) 37 FP, 5.3 perI. Kennedy (KC) 20 FP, 2.5 perS. Kelley (TEX) 5 FP, 0.7 per
Seth Lugo (NYM) 36 FP, 6 perM. Magill (SEA) 19 FP, 3.2 perA. Ottavino (NYY) 5 FP, 0.7 per
S. Doolittle (WAS) 36 FP, 4.5 perJose Leclerc (TEX) 19 FP, 2.7 perS. Dyson (MIN) 4 FP, 0.8 per
A. Chapman (NYY) 33 FP, 4.7 perA. Bradley (ARI) 19 FP, 2.4 perR. Helsley (STL) 4 FP, 0.8 per
K. Giles (TOR) 33 FP, 4.1 perH. Robles (LAA) 17 FP, 2.1 perKenta Maeda (LAD) 4 FP, 0.7 per
B. Workman (BOS) 31 FP, 4.4 perJ. Urena (MIA) 16 FP, 5.3 perW. Harris (HOU) 4 FP, 0.7 per
C. Martinez (STL) 30 FP, 10 perJ. Diaz (COL) 16 FP, 2.3 perY. Petit (OAK) 4 FP, 0.7 per
W. Smith (SF) 30 FP, 4.3 perS. Romo (MIN) 13 FP, 1.9 perZ. Britton (NYY) 4 FP, 0.7 per
B. Hand (CLE) 30 FP, 4.3 perM. Givens (BAL) 13 FP, 1.4 perP. Baez (LAD) 4 FP, 0.6 per
E. Pagan (TB) 30 FP, 4.3 perM. Barnes (BOS) 9 FP, 1.3 perN. Anderson (TB) 4 FP, 0.6 per
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 30 FP, 4.3 perGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 8 FP, 1 perA. Miller (STL) 4 FP, 0.6 per
H. Neris (PHI) 30 FP, 3.8 perT. May (MIN) 7 FP, 1 perK. Kela (PIT) 4 FP, 0.5 per
K. Yates (SD) 28 FP, 3.5 perB. Treinen (OAK) 6 FP, 1.2 perNick Wittgren (CLE) 3 FP, 0.5 per
F. Vazquez (PIT) 27 FP, 3.9 perK. Ginkel (ARI) 6 FP, 1.2 perT. Kahnle (NYY) 3 FP, 0.5 per
T. Rogers (MIN) 27 FP, 3.4 perM. Walden (BOS) 6 FP, 1 perRowan Wick (CHC) 3 FP, 0.5 per
A. Colome (CHW) 26 FP, 3.2 perT. Clippard (CLE) 6 FP, 1 perN. Goody (CLE) 3 FP, 0.5 per
E. Diaz (NYM) 22 FP, 3.7 perA. Munoz (SD) 6 FP, 0.9 perJ. Jackson (MIL) 3 FP, 0.5 per