MLB Fantasy Rankings: Early Projected Rankings for 2020

Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points, 10 have a projected rank that is substantially worse than their season to date rank. Alex Gordon (#55) and Yasiel Puig (#38) are a couple outfielders who are projected to come up short of their season rank. But of all the outfielders with a lower rest of season ranking, Joc Pederson is the lowest ranking one.

There are 10 outfielders whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #10, Yordan Alvarez 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 the rest of the season. Andrew McCutchen, at #29, is the highest ranking outfielder of this waiver wire 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 1-2021-4041-60
C. Yelich (MIL) 633 FP, 4.1 perM. Ozuna (STL) 450 FP, 3 perN. Mazara (TEX) 411 FP, 3 per
M. Betts (BOS) 619 FP, 3.9 perM. Kepler (MIN) 449 FP, 3.3 perJ. Soler (KC) 410 FP, 3.4 per -
M. Trout (LAA) 603 FP, 4 perA. Judge (NYY) 448 FP, 3.1 perJ. Upton (LAA) 410 FP, 2.7 per
G. Springer (HOU) 550 FP, 3.6 perR. Hoskins (PHI) 444 FP, 2.9 per -K. Calhoun (LAA) 405 FP, 2.8 per -
C. Blackmon (COL) 519 FP, 3.3 perA. Benintendi (BOS) 441 FP, 2.9 perD. Dahl (COL) 404 FP, 3 per +
N. Castellanos (CHC) 505 FP, 3.5 perM. Haniger (SEA) 440 FP, 2.9 perB. Buxton* (MIN) 403 FP, 2.9 per
J. Soto (WAS) 504 FP, 3.3 perB. Reynolds (PIT) 438 FP, 2.9 per +M. Yastrzemski* (SF) 402 FP, 2.7 per
R. Acuna (ATL) 499 FP, 3.2 perA. Aquino (CIN) 437 FP, 3 per +D. Stewart* (BAL) 400 FP, 2.6 per
T. Mancini (BAL) 493 FP, 3.4 perA. McCutchen* (PHI) 432 FP, 3 perB. Gardner (NYY) 399 FP, 3 per -
Y. Alvarez (HOU) 491 FP, 3.3 per +E. Rosario (MIN) 430 FP, 3.1 per -A. Garcia* (TB) 396 FP, 2.7 per
B. Harper (PHI) 485 FP, 3.2 perB. Anderson* (MIA) 426 FP, 2.8 perR. Grichuk (TOR) 394 FP, 2.7 per
S. Marte (PIT) 478 FP, 3.2 perY. Cespedes* (NYM) 418 FP, 3 perN. Markakis* (ATL) 392 FP, 2.6 per
W. Calhoun (TEX) 477 FP, 3.2 per +J. Gallo (TEX) 416 FP, 3 perR. Braun (MIL) 390 FP, 3 per -
A. Meadows (TB) 476 FP, 3.3 per +O. Mercado (CLE) 416 FP, 2.8 per +H. Pence* (TEX) 388 FP, 3.2 per
T. Pham (TB) 462 FP, 3.1 perC. Dickerson* (PHI) 414 FP, 2.9 perA. Gordon (KC) 388 FP, 2.7 per -
E. Jimenez (CHW) 460 FP, 3 per +D. Peralta (ARI) 414 FP, 2.8 perA. Pollock (LAD) 385 FP, 3 per
K. Schwarber (CHC) 458 FP, 3.1 perA. Eaton (WAS) 414 FP, 2.8 perM. Conforto (NYM) 383 FP, 3 per -
M. Canha (OAK) 457 FP, 3 per +Y. Puig (CLE) 413 FP, 3.1 per -S. Piscotty* (OAK) 379 FP, 2.7 per
D. Santana (TEX) 452 FP, 3 per +G. Polanco* (PIT) 413 FP, 2.8 perO. Herrera* (PHI) 379 FP, 2.5 per
M. Brantley (HOU) 451 FP, 3.1 per -Anthony Santander* (BAL) 413 FP, 2.7 perJ. Pederson (LAD) 372 FP, 3 per -

Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers Rest of Season

If you need help at starting pitcher 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 #19, Jose Urquidy is the highest ranking one. There are 10 starting pitchers that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than season-to-date rank. Domingo German, at #17, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are 8 starting pitchers who are expected to trend down in fantasy production. Miles Mikolas, for example, is projected to be just the #60 starting pitcher and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Verlander (HOU) 227 FP, 6.9 perK. Hendricks (CHC) 99 FP, 3.3 perL. Severino (NYY) 67 FP, 2.1 per -
G. Cole (HOU) 205 FP, 6.4 perC. Paddack (SD) 98 FP, 3 per +R. Ray (ARI) 64 FP, 2.1 per
J. deGrom (NYM) 199 FP, 6.4 perC. Sale* (BOS) 96 FP, 3.7 perM. Tanaka (NYY) 63 FP, 2.2 per
Z. Greinke (HOU) 199 FP, 6.4 perC. Kluber (CLE) 94 FP, 3.6 perR. Hill* (LAD) 62 FP, 2.4 per
M. Scherzer (WAS) 184 FP, 5.6 perS. Manaea (OAK) 93 FP, 3.6 per +M. Fiers (OAK) 62 FP, 2.4 per -
W. Buehler (LAD) 156 FP, 5.2 perJ. Paxton (NYY) 90 FP, 2.9 perGerman Marquez (COL) 60 FP, 2.3 per -
S. Strasburg (WAS) 145 FP, 5.6 perF. Montas* (OAK) 89 FP, 3.4 perJ. Odorizzi (MIN) 57 FP, 1.7 per
C. Morton (TB) 144 FP, 4.4 perM. Soroka (ATL) 89 FP, 3 perZ. Eflin* (PHI) 56 FP, 1.9 per
H. Ryu (LAD) 142 FP, 5.5 perA. Nola (PHI) 86 FP, 2.9 per -C. McHugh* (HOU) 51 FP, 2 per
M. Clevinger (CLE) 140 FP, 5.4 perA. Young* (ARI) 86 FP, 2.7 perJ. Lyles (MIL) 51 FP, 1.5 per +
C. Kershaw (LAD) 139 FP, 5.3 perJ. Quintana (CHC) 86 FP, 2.7 per +Y. Darvish (CHC) 50 FP, 1.5 per
B. Snell (TB) 135 FP, 4.2 perD. Price (BOS) 85 FP, 2.8 perD. Keuchel (ATL) 47 FP, 1.6 per
S. Bieber (CLE) 130 FP, 4.3 perA. Sanchez* (WAS) 82 FP, 2.8 perY. Chirinos* (TB) 46 FP, 1.8 per
P. Corbin (WAS) 127 FP, 4.4 perA. Civale (CLE) 80 FP, 2.8 per +E. Rodriguez (BOS) 46 FP, 1.6 per -
J. Berrios (MIN) 126 FP, 3.8 perL. Giolito (CHW) 73 FP, 2.8 per +S. Gray (CIN) 46 FP, 1.6 per -
J. Flaherty (STL) 119 FP, 4 perM. Fried (ATL) 73 FP, 2.5 perM. Gonzales (SEA) 45 FP, 1.5 per
D. German (NYY) 107 FP, 3.7 per +N. Syndergaard (NYM) 69 FP, 2.1 per -J. Musgrove* (PIT) 44 FP, 1.3 per
L. Castillo (CIN) 107 FP, 3.6 perW. Miley (HOU) 68 FP, 2.3 per +Austin Voth* (WAS) 43 FP, 1.5 per
J. Urquidy* (HOU) 101 FP, 3.9 perT. Glasnow (TB) 67 FP, 2.6 per +S. Matz (NYM) 43 FP, 1.5 per +
Z. Wheeler (NYM) 101 FP, 3.5 perM. Foltynewicz (ATL) 67 FP, 2.3 perM. Mikolas (STL) 43 FP, 1.4 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. Kurt Suzuki, at #5, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. Will Smith is the only catcher whose projected rank is much better than their season-to-date rank. There are only 2 catchers who are projected to be fantasy busts. Omar Narvaez, for example, is projected to be just the #16 catcher. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
Willson Contreras (CHC) 389 FP, 3 perS. Perez* (KC) 323 FP, 2.8 perT. Barnhart* (CIN) 249 FP, 2.2 per
G. Sanchez (NYY) 385 FP, 2.8 perJ. Phegley* (OAK) 321 FP, 2.5 perD. Jansen* (TOR) 241 FP, 2.1 per
Y. Grandal (MIL) 380 FP, 2.9 perT. d`Arnaud* (TB) 315 FP, 2.4 perC. Sisco* (BAL) 239 FP, 2.5 per
J. Realmuto (PHI) 379 FP, 3 perW. Ramos (NYM) 301 FP, 2.5 per -J. Lucroy* (CHC) 238 FP, 2.5 per
K. Suzuki* (WAS) 362 FP, 2.8 perW. Castillo* (CHW) 284 FP, 2.3 perC. Kelly* (ARI) 237 FP, 2.9 per
W. Astudillo* (MIN) 353 FP, 3 perO. Narvaez (SEA) 274 FP, 2.8 per -A. Barnes* (LAD) 237 FP, 2.4 per
R. Chirinos (HOU) 353 FP, 2.6 perC. Vazquez (BOS) 274 FP, 2.8 perM. Viloria* (KC) 237 FP, 1.9 per
W. Smith (LAD) 346 FP, 2.5 per +J. Trevino* (TEX) 272 FP, 2.2 perR. Perez* (CLE) 232 FP, 2.4 per
Y. Molina (STL) 324 FP, 2.3 perZ. Collins* (CHW) 272 FP, 2.1 perT. Flowers* (ATL) 232 FP, 2.4 per
B. Posey (SF) 324 FP, 2.2 perK. Smith* (LAA) 251 FP, 2.6 perJ. Alfaro* (MIA) 231 FP, 2.2 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. Mark Trumbo, at #20, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 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. Eric Hosmer, for example, is projected to be just the #22 first baseman and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Cruz (MIN) 561 FP, 3.8 per +Y. Gurriel (HOU) 458 FP, 3.3 perD. Vogelbach* (SEA) 391 FP, 2.6 per
A. Rizzo (CHC) 516 FP, 3.3 perG. Stanton (NYY) 456 FP, 3 per +E. Hosmer (SD) 390 FP, 2.5 per -
F. Freeman (ATL) 514 FP, 3.3 perP. Goldschmidt (STL) 448 FP, 2.9 per -J. Smoak* (TOR) 389 FP, 2.7 per
C. Bellinger (LAD) 513 FP, 3.5 perM. Muncy (LAD) 440 FP, 3.1 perR. McMahon (COL) 388 FP, 2.6 per +
C. Santana (CLE) 503 FP, 3.4 perM. Olson (OAK) 437 FP, 3.1 perM. Moreland* (BOS) 386 FP, 3.2 per
E. Encarnacion (NYY) 499 FP, 3.2 per +S. Choo (TEX) 419 FP, 2.9 perJ. Choi* (TB) 386 FP, 2.8 per
J. Martinez (BOS) 488 FP, 3.3 per -K. Davis (OAK) 417 FP, 2.7 perR. Tellez* (TOR) 380 FP, 2.7 per
P. Alonso (NYM) 484 FP, 3.2 per +J. Votto (CIN) 398 FP, 2.6 perY. Alonso* (COL) 378 FP, 2.6 per
J. Bell (PIT) 477 FP, 3.3 perH. Dozier (KC) 395 FP, 3 per +A. Pujols* (LAA) 372 FP, 2.9 per
J. Abreu (CHW) 466 FP, 3.3 perM. Trumbo* (BAL) 392 FP, 2.6 perI. Desmond* (COL) 372 FP, 2.5 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 #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. At #1, Jose Altuve is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 second basemen who are projected to be fantasy busts. Cesar Hernandez, for example, is projected to be just the #16 second baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
J. Altuve (HOU) 536 FP, 3.4 per +J. Villar (BAL) 425 FP, 2.9 perN. Solak* (TEX) 355 FP, 2.7 per
Y. Moncada (CHW) 480 FP, 3.2 per +L. Arraez* (MIN) 421 FP, 2.8 perK. Wong* (STL) 353 FP, 2.7 per
J. Baez (CHC) 472 FP, 3.2 perD. LeMahieu (NYY) 414 FP, 3.3 per -J. Wendle* (TB) 353 FP, 2.5 per
K. Marte (ARI) 471 FP, 3.2 perR. Cano* (NYM) 394 FP, 2.6 perD. Gordon* (SEA) 348 FP, 2.3 per
G. Torres (NYY) 453 FP, 3.1 perD. Murphy (COL) 392 FP, 2.9 per +N. Senzel* (CIN) 344 FP, 2.5 per
W. Merrifield (KC) 444 FP, 2.9 perC. Hernandez (PHI) 379 FP, 2.6 per -D. Lugo* (DET) 342 FP, 2.3 per
C. Biggio (TOR) 444 FP, 2.9 per +J. McNeil (NYM) 371 FP, 2.9 perJ. Schoop* (MIN) 340 FP, 2.6 per
K. Hiura (MIL) 440 FP, 2.9 per +J. Lowrie* (NYM) 368 FP, 2.6 perN. Goodrum* (DET) 328 FP, 2.4 per
A. Cabrera* (WAS) 434 FP, 2.9 perR. Odor* (TEX) 368 FP, 2.5 perD. Pedroia* (BOS) 326 FP, 2.9 per
O. Albies (ATL) 427 FP, 2.8 per -S. Castro* (MIA) 366 FP, 2.6 perB. Dozier* (WAS) 326 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. At #10, Kyle Seager is the highest ranking one. There are only 2 third basemen whose projected rank is significantly better than their season-to-date rank. At #12, Giovanny Urshela is the highest ranking must start. Eduardo Escobar is the only third baseman who is projected to have a significantly worse rest of season.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
A. Bregman (HOU) 575 FP, 3.8 perM. Moustakas (MIL) 435 FP, 3.2 perT. Ward* (LAA) 385 FP, 2.5 per
N. Arenado (COL) 566 FP, 3.6 perG. Urshela (NYY) 433 FP, 2.9 per +R. Nunez* (BAL) 377 FP, 2.8 per
A. Rendon (WAS) 564 FP, 3.7 perJ. Donaldson (ATL) 431 FP, 2.9 perE. Escobar (ARI) 375 FP, 3.1 per -
J. Ramirez (CLE) 556 FP, 3.7 perV. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 425 FP, 2.8 per +J. Lamb* (ARI) 364 FP, 2.4 per
R. Devers (BOS) 527 FP, 3.5 perE. Longoria* (SF) 410 FP, 2.7 perMiguel Andujar* (NYY) 360 FP, 3 per
K. Bryant (CHC) 505 FP, 3.2 perM. Chavis* (BOS) 407 FP, 2.7 perJ. Gyorko* (LAD) 341 FP, 2.8 per
M. Chapman (OAK) 469 FP, 3.2 perT. La Stella* (LAA) 403 FP, 2.9 perJ. Rojas* (ARI) 337 FP, 2.6 per
E. Suarez (CIN) 459 FP, 3.1 perM. Sano (MIN) 395 FP, 3 perM. Duffy* (TB) 331 FP, 2.3 per
J. Turner (LAD) 457 FP, 3 perM. Franco* (PHI) 394 FP, 2.7 perJ. Candelario* (DET) 313 FP, 2.3 per
K. Seager* (SEA) 446 FP, 2.8 perR. Ruiz* (BAL) 385 FP, 2.5 perZ. Cozart* (LAA) 306 FP, 2.5 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 #8, Tommy Edman is the highest ranking one. There are 7 shortstops that you will want to make sure are starting with a much better projected rank than season-to-date rank. At #5, Jorge Polanco is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 shortstops who are projected to be fantasy busts. Dansby Swanson, for example, is projected to be just the #29 shortstop and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 551 FP, 3.5 perT. Turner (WAS) 436 FP, 2.9 per -D. Gregorius (NYY) 390 FP, 3 per -
F. Lindor (CLE) 529 FP, 3.4 perJ. Profar* (OAK) 423 FP, 3 perH. Alberto* (BAL) 385 FP, 2.5 per
M. Semien (OAK) 486 FP, 3.3 perA. Mondesi (KC) 420 FP, 2.9 per +G. Hampson* (COL) 382 FP, 2.5 per
T. Story (COL) 469 FP, 3.2 perAustin Nola* (SEA) 417 FP, 2.8 perA. Simmons* (LAA) 379 FP, 2.7 per
J. Polanco (MIN) 467 FP, 3.1 per +J. Segura (PHI) 416 FP, 2.7 per -P. DeJong (STL) 375 FP, 2.6 per -
C. Correa (HOU) 454 FP, 3 per +E. Andrus (TEX) 409 FP, 2.8 perB. Bichette (TOR) 373 FP, 2.9 per +
F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 446 FP, 3.1 per +J. VanMeter* (CIN) 407 FP, 2.7 perN. Ahmed* (ARI) 372 FP, 2.6 per
T. Edman* (STL) 444 FP, 2.9 perLourdes Gurriel (TOR) 404 FP, 2.7 per +S. Kingery (PHI) 357 FP, 2.6 per
T. Anderson (CHW) 443 FP, 2.9 perK. Newman* (PIT) 398 FP, 2.6 perD. Swanson (ATL) 354 FP, 2.4 per -
M. Machado (SD) 442 FP, 2.9 per -C. Seager (LAD) 393 FP, 2.7 per +W. Adames* (TB) 351 FP, 2.4 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) 362 FP, 5.8 perJose Leclerc (TEX) 192 FP, 3.3 perC. Knebel (MIL) 43 FP, 0.6 per
L. Hendriks (OAK) 357 FP, 5.7 perM. Magill (SEA) 191 FP, 3 perB. Suter (MIL) 42 FP, 1.2 per
J. Hader (MIL) 333 FP, 5.4 perJ. Diaz (COL) 188 FP, 3.2 perT. Clippard (CLE) 41 FP, 0.9 per
E. Pagan (TB) 333 FP, 5.4 perR. Iglesias (CIN) 185 FP, 2.8 perA. Ottavino (NYY) 41 FP, 0.7 per
K. Jansen (LAD) 322 FP, 5.1 perJ. Urena (MIA) 184 FP, 6.8 perS. Kelley (TEX) 41 FP, 0.7 per
B. Workman (BOS) 294 FP, 4.4 perA. Colome (CHW) 179 FP, 3.1 perJ. Wilson (NYM) 39 FP, 0.6 per
A. Chapman (NYY) 288 FP, 4.6 perK. Kela (PIT) 179 FP, 2.5 perY. Petit (OAK) 39 FP, 0.5 per
C. Kimbrel (CHC) 278 FP, 4.3 perJ. Jimenez (DET) 164 FP, 2.4 perT. Buttrey (LAA) 36 FP, 0.5 per
D. Hudson (WAS) 277 FP, 4.3 perS. Doolittle (WAS) 158 FP, 2.3 perZ. Britton (NYY) 35 FP, 0.6 per
H. Neris (PHI) 261 FP, 3.9 perA. Bradley (ARI) 149 FP, 2.1 perP. Baez (LAD) 35 FP, 0.5 per
K. Giles (TOR) 261 FP, 3.6 perM. Givens (BAL) 103 FP, 1.4 perW. Harris (HOU) 34 FP, 0.6 per
C. Martinez (STL) 254 FP, 11 perS. Romo (MIN) 102 FP, 1.8 perD. Betances (NYY) 33 FP, 16.5 per
K. Yates (SD) 253 FP, 3.9 perM. Barnes (BOS) 85 FP, 1.2 perKenta Maeda (LAD) 32 FP, 0.4 per
B. Hand (CLE) 249 FP, 3.9 perT. Rogers (SF) 73 FP, 1.1 perS. Greene (ATL) 30 FP, 0.5 per
W. Smith (SF) 247 FP, 3.9 perR. Pressly (HOU) 63 FP, 1 perM. Walden (BOS) 29 FP, 0.5 per
H. Robles (LAA) 240 FP, 3 perGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 60 FP, 0.8 perA. Miller (STL) 29 FP, 0.4 per
E. Diaz (NYM) 239 FP, 4 perK. Ginkel (ARI) 58 FP, 1 perJ. Smith (HOU) 28 FP, 0.5 per
I. Kennedy (KC) 230 FP, 3.3 perT. May (MIN) 51 FP, 0.9 perR. Montero (TEX) 27 FP, 0.5 per
T. Rogers (MIN) 227 FP, 3.3 perB. Treinen (OAK) 49 FP, 7 perP. Neshek (PHI) 26 FP, 26 per
M. Melancon (ATL) 215 FP, 3.3 perN. Anderson (TB) 46 FP, 0.7 perB. Parker (PHI) 26 FP, 0.4 per