There are 37 relievers who are projected to be in the top 60 (short term) and who could be available on the waiver wire as they are owned in less than 65% of leagues. Ryan Brasier is projected for 18 fantasy points in 10 games which is good enough to be ranked #8 and tops among players who could be on the waiver wire based on relative lower ownership percentage. Other considerations at reliever include Jeremy Jeffress and Dylan Floro. There are only 5 relievers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Jose Alvarado is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 relievers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Raisel Iglesias, for example, is projected to be just the #25 reliever. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

[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 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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J. Hader (MIL) 23 FP, 11 GP | A. Swarzak* (SEA) 13 FP, 10 GP | A. Minter* (ATL) 3 FP, 9 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 23 FP, 10 GP | Jose Leclerc (TEX) 13 FP, 10 GP | D. Floro* (LAD) 3 FP, 10 GP |

B. Treinen (OAK) 21 FP, 9 GP | A. Colome* (CHW) 12 FP, 11 GP | S. Romo* (MIA) 3 FP, 9 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 19 FP, 10 GP | S. Greene (DET) 12 FP, 10 GP - | L. Trivino* (OAK) 3 FP, 9 GP |

R. Osuna (HOU) 19 FP, 9 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 11 FP, 10 GP - | H. Rondon* (HOU) 3 FP, 9 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 19 FP, 10 GP | G. Holland (ARI) 11 FP, 10 GP + | A. Bradley* (ARI) 3 FP, 10 GP |

Jose Alvarado (TB) 18 FP, 10 GP + | W. Smith (SF) 10 FP, 9 GP | K. Kela* (PIT) 3 FP, 9 GP |

R. Brasier* (BOS) 18 FP, 10 GP | M. Givens* (BAL) 9 FP, 11 GP | A. Ottavino* (NYY) 3 FP, 10 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 18 FP, 10 GP | D. Robertson (PHI) 9 FP, 11 GP + | J. Brebbia* (STL) 2 FP, 10 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 17 FP, 9 GP | B. Boxberger* (KC) 8 FP, 11 GP | W. Suero* (WAS) 2 FP, 10 GP |

P. Strop* (CHC) 16 FP, 9 GP | H. Neris* (PHI) 7 FP, 11 GP | K. Barraclough* (WAS) 2 FP, 10 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 16 FP, 9 GP | K. Herrera* (CHW) 6 FP, 11 GP | R. Pressly* (HOU) 2 FP, 9 GP |

W. Davis (COL) 16 FP, 10 GP | P. Neshek* (PHI) 5 FP, 11 GP | D. Castillo* (TB) 2 FP, 10 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 15 FP, 9 GP | T. Buttrey* (LAA) 5 FP, 11 GP | J. Familia* (NYM) 2 FP, 10 GP |

M. Barnes (BOS) 15 FP, 10 GP + | R. Elias* (SEA) 5 FP, 10 GP | J. Soria* (OAK) 2 FP, 9 GP |

B. Parker* (MIN) 14 FP, 11 GP | T. May* (MIN) 5 FP, 11 GP | C. Green* (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP |

J. Hicks (STL) 14 FP, 10 GP + | Drew Steckenrider* (MIA) 4 FP, 9 GP | K. Crick* (PIT) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 14 FP, 10 GP | J. Jeffress* (MIL) 4 FP, 10 GP | Y. Petit* (OAK) 2 FP, 9 GP |

C. Allen (LAA) 14 FP, 11 GP | I. Kennedy* (KC) 3 FP, 11 GP | M. Melancon* (SF) 2 FP, 9 GP |

A. Vizcaino (ATL) 13 FP, 9 GP | S. Dominguez* (PHI) 3 FP, 11 GP | C. Sadzeck* (SEA) 1 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 4/14 to 4/24**

There are 21 starting pitchers that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Collin McHugh is the highest ranking must start. There are 9 starting pitchers who are typically starting fantasy starting pitchers but are projected for fewer points than normal. Jameson Taillon, for example, is projected to be just the #59 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. 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 in the short term. At #17, Yonny Chirinos is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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J. deGrom (NYM) 15 FP, 3 GP | C. Morton (TB) 7 FP, 2 GP - | K. Gausman (ATL) 5 FP, 2 GP + |

M. Scherzer (WAS) 15 FP, 2 GP | B. Keller (KC) 7 FP, 2 GP + | M. Mikolas (STL) 5 FP, 2 GP - |

C. Kluber (CLE) 15 FP, 3 GP | W. Buehler (LAD) 7 FP, 2 GP | Z. Wheeler (NYM) 5 FP, 2 GP - |

J. Verlander (HOU) 12 FP, 2 GP | V. Velasquez* (PHI) 7 FP, 3 GP | German Marquez (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

A. Nola (PHI) 11 FP, 2 GP | Z. Greinke (ARI) 7 FP, 2 GP | B. Anderson* (OAK) 4 FP, 2 GP |

P. Corbin (WAS) 10 FP, 2 GP | R. Stripling (LAD) 6 FP, 3 GP + | T. Williams (PIT) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

C. McHugh (HOU) 10 FP, 2 GP + | M. Bumgarner (SF) 6 FP, 2 GP + | M. Fiers* (OAK) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. Berrios (MIN) 10 FP, 3 GP + | T. Bauer (CLE) 6 FP, 2 GP - | M. Wacha (STL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 10 FP, 2 GP | J. Paxton (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | Y. Kikuchi (SEA) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 10 FP, 2 GP + | J. Quintana (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GP + | W. LeBlanc* (SEA) 4 FP, 1 GP |

B. Snell (TB) 10 FP, 2 GP | Z. Eflin (PHI) 6 FP, 2 GP + | C. Archer (PIT) 4 FP, 1 GP + |

M. Tanaka (NYY) 10 FP, 2 GP + | M. Fried (ATL) 6 FP, 2 GP + | Y. Darvish (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

G. Cole (HOU) 9 FP, 2 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 5 FP, 2 GP + | I. Nova* (CHW) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Sale (BOS) 9 FP, 2 GP | A. Sanchez* (WAS) 5 FP, 2 GP | R. Ray (ARI) 4 FP, 2 GP |

T. Glasnow (TB) 9 FP, 2 GP + | J. Musgrove (PIT) 5 FP, 2 GP + | M. Gonzales (SEA) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

C. Carrasco (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 5 FP, 2 GP | L. Castillo (CIN) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

Y. Chirinos* (TB) 8 FP, 2 GP | F. Peralta (MIL) 5 FP, 2 GP + | D. Hess* (BAL) 3 FP, 2 GP |

C. Hamels (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GP + | J. Hellickson* (WAS) 5 FP, 2 GP | C. Sabathia* (NYY) 3 FP, 2 GP |

D. Price (BOS) 7 FP, 2 GP | M. Minor* (TEX) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Taillon (PIT) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

J. Arrieta (PHI) 7 FP, 2 GP + | N. Syndergaard (NYM) 5 FP, 2 GP - | K. Hendricks (CHC) 3 FP, 2 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 4/14 to 4/24**

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, Welington Castillo is the highest ranking one. There are only 3 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #9, Danny Jansen is the highest ranking must start. All widely owned catchers are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Realmuto (PHI) 24 FP, 11 GP | O. Narvaez (SEA) 16 FP, 10 GP | M. Maldonado* (KC) 14 FP, 11 GP |

W. Ramos (NYM) 23 FP, 10 GP | A. Hedges* (SD) 15 FP, 9 GP | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 14 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 22 FP, 10 GP | J. Lucroy* (LAA) 15 FP, 11 GP | A. Romine* (NYY) 14 FP, 10 GP |

Willson Contreras (CHC) 22 FP, 9 GP | J. Sucre* (BAL) 15 FP, 11 GP | A. Barnes (LAD) 14 FP, 10 GP + |

B. Posey (SF) 20 FP, 9 GP | M. Zunino* (TB) 15 FP, 10 GP | C. Iannetta* (COL) 14 FP, 10 GP |

W. Castillo* (CHW) 20 FP, 11 GP | W. Astudillo (MIN) 15 FP, 11 GP + | T. Flowers* (ATL) 14 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Grandal (MIL) 19 FP, 11 GP | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 15 FP, 10 GP | M. Pina* (MIL) 14 FP, 11 GP |

F. Cervelli (PIT) 17 FP, 9 GP | C. Vazquez* (BOS) 15 FP, 10 GP | N. Hundley* (OAK) 13 FP, 9 GP |

D. Jansen (TOR) 16 FP, 10 GP + | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 15 FP, 10 GP | J. McCann* (CHW) 13 FP, 11 GP |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 16 FP, 9 GP | J. Castro* (MIN) 14 FP, 11 GP | F. Mejia* (SD) 12 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 4/14 to 4/24**

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. Ryan Zimmerman, at #13, is the highest ranking first baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Josh Bell, for example, is projected to be just the #29 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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N. Cruz (MIN) 37 FP, 11 GP + | M. Muncy (LAD) 27 FP, 10 GP | Jose Martinez* (STL) 24 FP, 10 GP |

J. Martinez (BOS) 36 FP, 10 GP | R. O'Hearn (KC) 27 FP, 11 GP + | L. Voit (NYY) 24 FP, 10 GP + |

J. Abreu (CHW) 34 FP, 11 GP + | R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 27 FP, 10 GP | B. Belt* (SF) 23 FP, 9 GP |

C. Bellinger (LAD) 33 FP, 10 GP | P. Alonso (NYM) 27 FP, 10 GP + | A. Pujols* (LAA) 23 FP, 11 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 31 FP, 10 GP | J. Aguilar (MIL) 26 FP, 11 GP | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

K. Davis (OAK) 29 FP, 9 GP | E. Encarnacion (SEA) 26 FP, 10 GP - | M. Moreland* (BOS) 23 FP, 10 GP |

J. Votto (CIN) 29 FP, 10 GP + | A. Rizzo (CHC) 26 FP, 9 GP - | E. Hosmer (SD) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

F. Freeman (ATL) 29 FP, 9 GP | Y. Alonso* (CHW) 25 FP, 11 GP | H. Ramirez* (CLE) 23 FP, 9 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 28 FP, 9 GP | J. Smoak* (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP | J. Bell (PIT) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

M. Carpenter (STL) 28 FP, 10 GP | S. Choo* (TEX) 24 FP, 10 GP | R. Tellez* (TOR) 22 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 4/14 to 4/24**

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 in the short term. At #11, Brandon Lowe is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Yoan Moncada is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Ozzie Albies, for example, is projected to be just the #19 second baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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Y. Moncada (CHW) 33 FP, 11 GP + | B. Lowe* (TB) 25 FP, 10 GP | D. Gordon (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP |

J. Altuve (HOU) 31 FP, 9 GP | G. Torres (NYY) 24 FP, 10 GP | D. Fletcher* (LAA) 20 FP, 11 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 31 FP, 11 GP | B. Dozier (WAS) 24 FP, 10 GP | L. Urias* (SD) 20 FP, 9 GP |

J. Schoop (MIN) 27 FP, 11 GP + | K. Wong (STL) 24 FP, 10 GP + | I. Kinsler* (SD) 19 FP, 9 GP |

A. Cabrera (TEX) 26 FP, 10 GP | N. Goodrum* (DET) 23 FP, 10 GP | D. Pedroia* (BOS) 19 FP, 10 GP |

C. Hernandez (PHI) 26 FP, 11 GP | K. Marte (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP - | A. Hanson* (TOR) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Baez (CHC) 25 FP, 9 GP - | D. Descalso* (CHC) 23 FP, 9 GP | J. Harrison* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Villar (BAL) 25 FP, 11 GP + | J. McNeil (NYM) 23 FP, 10 GP + | J. Panik* (SF) 18 FP, 9 GP |

R. Cano (NYM) 25 FP, 10 GP + | O. Albies (ATL) 23 FP, 9 GP - | A. Frazier* (PIT) 18 FP, 9 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP | W. Difo* (WAS) 22 FP, 10 GP | G. Beckham* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 4/14 to 4/24**

There are a number of third basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #11, Rio Ruiz is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Maikel Franco is the highest ranking must start. All widely owned third basemen are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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A. Rendon (WAS) 36 FP, 10 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 25 FP, 11 GP | J. Gyorko* (STL) 19 FP, 10 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 32 FP, 9 GP | T. Shaw (MIL) 25 FP, 11 GP | E. Longoria* (SF) 19 FP, 9 GP |

N. Arenado (COL) 31 FP, 10 GP | J. Turner (LAD) 25 FP, 10 GP | P. Wisdom* (TEX) 17 FP, 10 GP |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 30 FP, 9 GP | R. Nunez* (BAL) 22 FP, 11 GP | Johan Camargo* (ATL) 17 FP, 9 GP |

M. Moustakas (MIL) 29 FP, 11 GP | J. Donaldson (ATL) 22 FP, 9 GP + | Y. Diaz* (TB) 16 FP, 10 GP |

E. Suarez (CIN) 27 FP, 10 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 21 FP, 10 GP | T. La Stella* (LAA) 16 FP, 11 GP |

M. Franco (PHI) 27 FP, 11 GP + | T. Frazier* (NYM) 20 FP, 9 GP | J. Kang* (PIT) 15 FP, 9 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 27 FP, 9 GP + | Z. Cozart* (LAA) 20 FP, 11 GP | M. Prado* (MIA) 15 FP, 9 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 26 FP, 9 GP | C. Sanchez* (CHW) 20 FP, 11 GP | Y. Solarte* (SF) 15 FP, 9 GP |

R. Devers (BOS) 25 FP, 10 GP + | E. Escobar* (ARI) 19 FP, 10 GP | C. Moran* (PIT) 14 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 4/14 to 4/24**

If you need help at shortstop 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. Nick Ahmed, at #15, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are 9 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Jorge Polanco, at #1, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Jose Peraza, for example, is projected to be just the #28 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Polanco (MIN) 31 FP, 11 GP + | C. Seager (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP + | A. Diaz* (HOU) 20 FP, 9 GP |

J. Segura (PHI) 30 FP, 11 GP + | E. Andrus (TEX) 24 FP, 10 GP + | O. Arcia* (MIL) 20 FP, 11 GP |

T. Anderson (CHW) 29 FP, 11 GP + | F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 24 FP, 9 GP + | T. Beckham (SEA) 20 FP, 10 GP |

T. Story (COL) 29 FP, 10 GP | J. Profar (OAK) 23 FP, 9 GP - | C. Taylor* (LAD) 20 FP, 10 GP |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 29 FP, 10 GP | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 22 FP, 10 GP | B. Crawford* (SF) 19 FP, 9 GP |

M. Machado (SD) 28 FP, 9 GP | M. Semien (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP - | T. Tulowitzki* (NYY) 19 FP, 9 GP |

A. Mondesi (KC) 27 FP, 11 GP + | A. Rosario* (NYM) 22 FP, 10 GP | D. Swanson (ATL) 19 FP, 9 GP - |

P. DeJong (STL) 27 FP, 10 GP + | Lourdes Gurriel* (TOR) 21 FP, 10 GP | J. Peraza (CIN) 18 FP, 10 GP - |

A. Simmons (LAA) 26 FP, 11 GP | S. Kingery* (PHI) 21 FP, 11 GP | D. Moore* (SEA) 18 FP, 10 GP |

C. Correa (HOU) 26 FP, 9 GP + | W. Adames* (TB) 21 FP, 10 GP | R. Martin* (BAL) 17 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Outfielders 4/14 to 4/24**

There are a number of outfielders projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #16, Max Kepler is the highest ranking one. There are 10 outfielders whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #6, Eloy Jimenez is the highest ranking must start. There are 11 outfielders who are typically starting fantasy outfielders but are projected for fewer points than normal. Mallex Smith, for example, is projected to be just the #60 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Trout (LAA) 40 FP, 10 GP | C. Blackmon (COL) 27 FP, 10 GP - | N. Castellanos (DET) 24 FP, 9 GP - |

B. Harper (PHI) 39 FP, 11 GP | D. Smith* (BAL) 27 FP, 11 GP | A. Eaton (WAS) 24 FP, 10 GP + |

M. Betts (BOS) 38 FP, 10 GP | M. Ozuna (STL) 27 FP, 10 GP | N. Mazara (TEX) 24 FP, 10 GP |

C. Yelich (MIL) 38 FP, 11 GP | A. Meadows (TB) 27 FP, 10 GP + | K. Kiermaier* (TB) 23 FP, 10 GP |

R. Hoskins (PHI) 38 FP, 11 GP | L. Cain (MIL) 27 FP, 11 GP | Daniel Palka* (CHW) 23 FP, 11 GP |

E. Jimenez (CHW) 31 FP, 11 GP + | B. Nimmo (NYM) 26 FP, 10 GP | J. Pederson (LAD) 23 FP, 10 GP |

A. McCutchen (PHI) 31 FP, 11 GP | A. Gordon* (KC) 26 FP, 11 GP | W. Myers (SD) 23 FP, 9 GP + |

A. Benintendi (BOS) 30 FP, 10 GP | D. Peralta (ARI) 26 FP, 10 GP - | S. Schebler* (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP |

E. Rosario (MIN) 30 FP, 11 GP | C. Stewart (DET) 25 FP, 10 GP + | N. Markakis (ATL) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

M. Conforto (NYM) 30 FP, 10 GP | B. Goodwin* (LAA) 25 FP, 11 GP | A. Jones (ARI) 22 FP, 10 GP - |

R. Acuna (ATL) 29 FP, 9 GP | K. Calhoun* (LAA) 25 FP, 11 GP | B. Gardner* (NYY) 22 FP, 10 GP |

T. Pham (TB) 29 FP, 10 GP | R. Grichuk (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP + | R. Braun (MIL) 22 FP, 11 GP |

A. Judge (NYY) 29 FP, 10 GP + | C. Mullins* (BAL) 25 FP, 11 GP | L. Martin* (CLE) 22 FP, 9 GP |

J. Soto (WAS) 29 FP, 10 GP | C. Frazier* (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP | S. Piscotty (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

G. Springer (HOU) 29 FP, 9 GP | J. Gallo (TEX) 25 FP, 10 GP - | A. Pollock (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP - |

M. Kepler* (MIN) 28 FP, 11 GP | L. Garcia* (CHW) 24 FP, 11 GP | P. Bourjos* (LAA) 22 FP, 11 GP |

M. Haniger (SEA) 28 FP, 10 GP - | B. Buxton (MIN) 24 FP, 11 GP + | J. Bradley* (BOS) 22 FP, 10 GP |

O. Herrera (PHI) 27 FP, 11 GP + | T. Mancini (BAL) 24 FP, 11 GP | Y. Puig (CIN) 21 FP, 10 GP |

M. Brantley (HOU) 27 FP, 9 GP | J. Rickard* (BAL) 24 FP, 11 GP | J. Winker* (CIN) 21 FP, 10 GP |

V. Robles (WAS) 27 FP, 10 GP + | S. Marte (PIT) 24 FP, 9 GP - | M. Smith (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP - |