In our latest short term projection (today through 4/25) there are 22 starting pitchers whose short term projected rank is much lower than their season to date rank. Starling Marte (#37) and Nick Markakis (#33) are a couple outfielders who are projected to come up short of their season rank in the short term. But of all the outfielders with a lower short term ranking, Ender Inciarte is the lowest ranking one at #58, down from #29 season-to-date. 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 10 days than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Ronald Acuna 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 #22, Max Kepler is the highest ranking one.

[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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M. Trout (LAA) 44 FP, 11 GP | J. Soto (WAS) 26 FP, 9 GP | R. Grichuk (TOR) 23 FP, 9 GP |

B. Harper (PHI) 38 FP, 11 GP | M. Kepler* (MIN) 25 FP, 10 GP | L. Martin* (CLE) 23 FP, 9 GP |

R. Hoskins (PHI) 36 FP, 11 GP | C. Stewart* (DET) 25 FP, 10 GP | C. Mullins* (BAL) 23 FP, 10 GP |

M. Betts (BOS) 36 FP, 10 GP | B. Goodwin* (LAA) 25 FP, 11 GP | A. Pollock (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP |

C. Yelich (MIL) 34 FP, 10 GP | K. Calhoun* (LAA) 25 FP, 11 GP | B. Buxton (MIN) 22 FP, 10 GP + |

A. McCutchen (PHI) 31 FP, 11 GP | M. Ozuna (STL) 25 FP, 9 GP | J. Winker (CIN) 22 FP, 10 GP + |

R. Acuna (ATL) 30 FP, 9 GP + | D. Smith* (BAL) 25 FP, 10 GP | L. Garcia* (CHW) 22 FP, 10 GP |

M. Haniger (SEA) 29 FP, 10 GP | V. Robles (WAS) 24 FP, 9 GP + | Y. Puig (CIN) 22 FP, 10 GP |

A. Benintendi (BOS) 29 FP, 10 GP | J. Pederson (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP | T. Mancini (BAL) 22 FP, 10 GP - |

A. Judge (NYY) 29 FP, 10 GP + | L. Cain (MIL) 24 FP, 10 GP | A. Verdugo* (LAD) 22 FP, 10 GP |

E. Jimenez (CHW) 29 FP, 10 GP + | A. Gordon* (KC) 24 FP, 10 GP | M. Smith (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP |

G. Springer (HOU) 28 FP, 9 GP | C. Blackmon (COL) 24 FP, 9 GP - | J. Rickard* (BAL) 22 FP, 10 GP |

M. Brantley (HOU) 28 FP, 9 GP | N. Markakis (ATL) 24 FP, 9 GP - | P. Bourjos* (LAA) 22 FP, 11 GP |

E. Rosario (MIN) 27 FP, 10 GP | C. Frazier* (NYY) 23 FP, 10 GP | B. Gardner* (NYY) 22 FP, 10 GP |

D. Peralta (ARI) 27 FP, 10 GP | S. Schebler* (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP | A. Eaton (WAS) 21 FP, 9 GP + |

O. Herrera (PHI) 26 FP, 11 GP + | N. Mazara (TEX) 23 FP, 10 GP | Daniel Palka* (CHW) 21 FP, 10 GP |

N. Castellanos (DET) 26 FP, 10 GP | S. Marte (PIT) 23 FP, 9 GP - | E. Hernandez (LAD) 21 FP, 10 GP - |

M. Conforto (NYM) 26 FP, 9 GP | A. Meadows (TB) 23 FP, 9 GP + | E. Inciarte (ATL) 21 FP, 9 GP - |

J. Gallo (TEX) 26 FP, 10 GP | B. Nimmo (NYM) 23 FP, 9 GP | D. Santana (SEA) 21 FP, 10 GP + |

T. Pham (TB) 26 FP, 9 GP | A. Jones (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP | K. Kiermaier* (TB) 21 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 4/15 to 4/25**

There are 22 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Clayton Kershaw, at #2, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 starting pitchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. J.A. Happ, for example, is projected to be just the #60 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 #19, Yonny Chirinos is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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A. Nola (PHI) 19 FP, 3 GP | Z. Greinke (ARI) 7 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 14 FP, 3 GP + | J. Quintana (CHC) 7 FP, 2 GP + | M. Wacha (STL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. Verlander (HOU) 12 FP, 2 GP | M. Bumgarner (SF) 6 FP, 2 GP + | J. Musgrove (PIT) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

P. Corbin (WAS) 11 FP, 2 GP | M. Fried (ATL) 6 FP, 2 GP + | L. Castillo (CIN) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

J. deGrom (NYM) 11 FP, 2 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Hellickson* (WAS) 4 FP, 2 GP |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 11 FP, 2 GP + | Y. Kikuchi (SEA) 6 FP, 3 GP + | R. Ray (ARI) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

B. Snell (TB) 11 FP, 2 GP | J. Arrieta (PHI) 6 FP, 2 GP + | B. Anderson* (OAK) 4 FP, 1 GP |

C. McHugh (HOU) 10 FP, 2 GP + | J. Paxton (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | I. Nova* (CHW) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Carrasco (CLE) 10 FP, 2 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 6 FP, 2 GP + | C. Archer (PIT) 4 FP, 1 GP + |

C. Kluber (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP | J. Berrios (MIN) 6 FP, 2 GP | M. Fiers* (OAK) 4 FP, 2 GP |

M. Scherzer (WAS) 9 FP, 1 GP | Z. Eflin (PHI) 5 FP, 2 GP + | K. Gausman (ATL) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

T. Bauer (CLE) 9 FP, 3 GP | A. Sanchez* (WAS) 5 FP, 2 GP | D. Hess* (BAL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

M. Gonzales (SEA) 8 FP, 2 GP + | T. Williams (PIT) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Gray (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

T. Glasnow (TB) 8 FP, 2 GP + | J. Taillon (PIT) 5 FP, 2 GP | R. Porcello (BOS) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Sale (BOS) 8 FP, 2 GP | N. Syndergaard (NYM) 5 FP, 2 GP - | S. Bieber (CLE) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

C. Hamels (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GP + | C. Rodon (CHW) 5 FP, 2 GP + | D. Price (BOS) 3 FP, 1 GP |

G. Cole (HOU) 8 FP, 2 GP - | R. Stripling (LAD) 5 FP, 2 GP | B. Peacock (HOU) 3 FP, 1 GP |

B. Keller (KC) 7 FP, 2 GP + | M. Minor* (TEX) 5 FP, 2 GP | K. Hendricks (CHC) 3 FP, 2 GP |

Y. Chirinos* (TB) 7 FP, 2 GP | F. Peralta (MIL) 5 FP, 2 GP + | M. Kelly* (ARI) 3 FP, 2 GP |

W. Buehler (LAD) 7 FP, 2 GP | Z. Wheeler (NYM) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Happ (NYY) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 4/15 to 4/25**

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. Welington Castillo, at #5, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Omar Narvaez, at #10, is the highest ranking catcher of this 'must start' group. Gary Sanchez is the only catcher who is projected to have a significantly worse stretch than normal.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Realmuto (PHI) 24 FP, 11 GP | J. Lucroy* (LAA) 15 FP, 11 GP | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 13 FP, 9 GP |

Willson Contreras (CHC) 22 FP, 9 GP | D. Jansen (TOR) 15 FP, 9 GP + | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 13 FP, 9 GP |

W. Ramos (NYM) 20 FP, 9 GP | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 14 FP, 10 GP | A. Avila* (ARI) 13 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 19 FP, 9 GP | C. Vazquez* (BOS) 14 FP, 10 GP | A. Romine* (NYY) 13 FP, 10 GP |

W. Castillo* (CHW) 18 FP, 10 GP | A. Hedges* (SD) 14 FP, 8 GP | J. Castro* (MIN) 13 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Grandal (MIL) 18 FP, 10 GP | A. Barnes (LAD) 14 FP, 10 GP + | M. Pina* (MIL) 12 FP, 10 GP |

B. Posey (SF) 18 FP, 8 GP | J. Sucre* (BAL) 14 FP, 10 GP | C. Iannetta* (COL) 12 FP, 9 GP |

F. Cervelli (PIT) 16 FP, 9 GP | M. Maldonado* (KC) 13 FP, 10 GP | W. Astudillo (MIN) 12 FP, 10 GP + |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 16 FP, 9 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 13 FP, 9 GP | G. Sanchez (NYY) 12 FP, 5 GP - |

O. Narvaez (SEA) 16 FP, 10 GP + | M. Zunino* (TB) 13 FP, 9 GP | J. Alfaro* (MIA) 12 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 4/15 to 4/25**

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 #16, Shin-Soo Choo is the highest ranking one. There are 8 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Nelson Cruz, at #3, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Eric Hosmer, for example, is projected to be just the #30 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Martinez (BOS) 35 FP, 10 GP | A. Rizzo (CHC) 26 FP, 9 GP | J. Smoak* (TOR) 23 FP, 9 GP |

C. Bellinger (LAD) 34 FP, 10 GP | K. Davis (OAK) 25 FP, 8 GP - | J. Bell (PIT) 23 FP, 9 GP |

N. Cruz (MIN) 33 FP, 10 GP + | M. Carpenter (STL) 25 FP, 9 GP - | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 23 FP, 9 GP |

J. Abreu (CHW) 32 FP, 10 GP + | R. O'Hearn (KC) 25 FP, 10 GP + | R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 22 FP, 9 GP |

J. Votto (CIN) 30 FP, 10 GP + | J. Aguilar (MIL) 25 FP, 10 GP | H. Ramirez* (CLE) 22 FP, 9 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 29 FP, 9 GP | S. Choo* (TEX) 24 FP, 10 GP | M. Moreland* (BOS) 22 FP, 10 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 28 FP, 9 GP | L. Voit (NYY) 23 FP, 10 GP + | M. Cabrera (DET) 22 FP, 10 GP + |

M. Muncy (LAD) 28 FP, 10 GP + | A. Pujols* (LAA) 23 FP, 11 GP | Jose Martinez* (STL) 21 FP, 9 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 27 FP, 9 GP | P. Alonso (NYM) 23 FP, 9 GP + | B. Belt* (SF) 21 FP, 8 GP |

E. Encarnacion (SEA) 26 FP, 10 GP | Y. Alonso* (CHW) 23 FP, 10 GP | E. Hosmer (SD) 20 FP, 8 GP - |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 4/15 to 4/25**

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. Niko Goodrum, at #11, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 6 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Yoan Moncada, at #2, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 2 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Brian Dozier, for example, is projected to be just the #18 second baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Altuve (HOU) 31 FP, 9 GP | N. Goodrum* (DET) 23 FP, 10 GP | D. Fletcher* (LAA) 20 FP, 11 GP |

Y. Moncada (CHW) 31 FP, 10 GP + | J. Villar (BAL) 23 FP, 10 GP + | W. Difo* (WAS) 19 FP, 9 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 29 FP, 10 GP | K. Marte (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP | A. Frazier* (PIT) 18 FP, 9 GP |

A. Cabrera (TEX) 27 FP, 10 GP + | B. Lowe* (TB) 22 FP, 9 GP | J. Harrison* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

C. Hernandez (PHI) 26 FP, 11 GP | D. Descalso* (CHC) 22 FP, 9 GP | G. Beckham* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Baez (CHC) 25 FP, 9 GP | D. Gordon (SEA) 22 FP, 10 GP | L. Urias* (SD) 17 FP, 8 GP |

J. Schoop (MIN) 24 FP, 10 GP + | R. Cano (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP + | D. Pedroia* (BOS) 17 FP, 10 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 24 FP, 10 GP | B. Dozier (WAS) 21 FP, 9 GP - | S. Castro* (MIA) 17 FP, 9 GP |

G. Torres (NYY) 24 FP, 10 GP | K. Wong (STL) 21 FP, 9 GP | A. Hanson* (TOR) 17 FP, 9 GP |

O. Albies (ATL) 23 FP, 9 GP - | J. McNeil (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP + | I. Kinsler* (SD) 16 FP, 8 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 4/15 to 4/25**

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 #14, 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. Kris Bryant, at #6, is the highest ranking third baseman of this 'must start' group. Matt Chapman is the only third baseman who is projected to have a significantly worse stretch than normal.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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A. Rendon (WAS) 32 FP, 9 GP | J. Donaldson (ATL) 23 FP, 9 GP + | Johan Camargo* (ATL) 17 FP, 9 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 32 FP, 9 GP | M. Chapman (OAK) 23 FP, 8 GP - | E. Longoria* (SF) 17 FP, 8 GP |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 29 FP, 9 GP | T. Shaw (MIL) 23 FP, 10 GP | J. Gyorko* (STL) 17 FP, 9 GP |

N. Arenado (COL) 28 FP, 9 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 23 FP, 10 GP | P. Wisdom* (TEX) 17 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 |

K. Bryant (CHC) 27 FP, 9 GP + | R. Nunez* (BAL) 20 FP, 10 GP | J. Kang* (PIT) 15 FP, 9 GP |

M. Franco (PHI) 26 FP, 11 GP + | Z. Cozart* (LAA) 20 FP, 11 GP | M. Prado* (MIA) 15 FP, 9 GP |

M. Moustakas (MIL) 26 FP, 10 GP | E. Escobar* (ARI) 19 FP, 10 GP | D. Freese* (LAD) 15 FP, 10 GP |

J. Turner (LAD) 25 FP, 10 GP | C. Sanchez* (CHW) 18 FP, 10 GP | Y. Diaz* (TB) 14 FP, 9 GP |

R. Devers (BOS) 24 FP, 10 GP + | T. Frazier* (NYM) 18 FP, 8 GP | C. Moran* (PIT) 14 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 4/15 to 4/25**

There are a number of shortstops projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #14, Nick Ahmed is the highest ranking one. There are 9 shortstops 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. Jean Segura, at #1, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Dansby Swanson, for example, is projected to be just the #25 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Segura (PHI) 31 FP, 11 GP + | C. Seager (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP + | A. Rosario* (NYM) 19 FP, 9 GP |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 29 FP, 10 GP | P. DeJong (STL) 23 FP, 9 GP | M. Semien (OAK) 19 FP, 8 GP - |

J. Polanco (MIN) 27 FP, 10 GP + | F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 22 FP, 8 GP + | J. Peraza (CIN) 18 FP, 10 GP - |

T. Anderson (CHW) 27 FP, 10 GP + | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 21 FP, 10 GP | O. Arcia* (MIL) 18 FP, 10 GP |

T. Story (COL) 26 FP, 9 GP | S. Kingery* (PHI) 21 FP, 11 GP | D. Swanson (ATL) 18 FP, 9 GP - |

A. Simmons (LAA) 26 FP, 11 GP | T. Tulowitzki* (NYY) 21 FP, 10 GP | D. Moore* (SEA) 18 FP, 10 GP |

M. Machado (SD) 25 FP, 8 GP - | A. Diaz* (HOU) 21 FP, 9 GP | W. Adames* (TB) 18 FP, 9 GP |

C. Correa (HOU) 25 FP, 9 GP + | C. Taylor* (LAD) 20 FP, 10 GP | B. Crawford* (SF) 17 FP, 8 GP |

A. Mondesi (KC) 25 FP, 10 GP + | T. Beckham (SEA) 20 FP, 10 GP + | J. Iglesias* (CIN) 16 FP, 10 GP |

E. Andrus (TEX) 25 FP, 10 GP + | J. Profar (OAK) 20 FP, 8 GP - | R. Martin* (BAL) 16 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 4/15 to 4/25**

There are a number of relievers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Ryan Brasier, at #7, is the highest ranking reliever of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 relievers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #9, 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 #24 reliever. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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J. Hader (MIL) 21 FP, 10 GP | K. Giles (TOR) 12 FP, 9 GP | A. Minter* (ATL) 3 FP, 9 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 20 FP, 9 GP | B. Parker* (MIN) 12 FP, 10 GP | S. Dominguez* (PHI) 3 FP, 11 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 19 FP, 10 GP | A. Colome* (CHW) 12 FP, 10 GP | H. Rondon* (HOU) 3 FP, 9 GP |

R. Osuna (HOU) 19 FP, 9 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 12 FP, 10 GP - | K. Kela* (PIT) 3 FP, 9 GP |

B. Treinen (OAK) 18 FP, 8 GP | G. Holland (ARI) 11 FP, 10 GP + | D. Floro* (LAD) 3 FP, 10 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 18 FP, 10 GP | D. Robertson (PHI) 10 FP, 11 GP + | L. Trivino* (OAK) 3 FP, 8 GP |

R. Brasier* (BOS) 17 FP, 10 GP | W. Smith (SF) 9 FP, 8 GP | A. Bradley* (ARI) 3 FP, 10 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 17 FP, 9 GP | M. Givens* (BAL) 9 FP, 10 GP | S. Romo* (MIA) 3 FP, 9 GP |

Jose Alvarado (TB) 17 FP, 9 GP + | B. Boxberger* (KC) 8 FP, 10 GP | J. Brebbia* (STL) 2 FP, 9 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 16 FP, 9 GP | W. Peralta* (KC) 7 FP, 10 GP | R. Pressly* (HOU) 2 FP, 9 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 16 FP, 9 GP | H. Neris* (PHI) 6 FP, 11 GP | A. Ottavino* (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP |

P. Strop* (CHC) 16 FP, 9 GP | A. Vizcaino (ATL) 6 FP, 4 GP | K. Barraclough* (WAS) 2 FP, 9 GP |

M. Barnes (BOS) 15 FP, 10 GP + | K. Herrera* (CHW) 6 FP, 10 GP | D. Castillo* (TB) 2 FP, 9 GP |

W. Davis (COL) 14 FP, 9 GP | T. Buttrey* (LAA) 5 FP, 11 GP | K. Crick* (PIT) 2 FP, 9 GP |

C. Allen (LAA) 14 FP, 11 GP | P. Neshek* (PHI) 5 FP, 11 GP | W. Suero* (WAS) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 14 FP, 8 GP | R. Elias* (SEA) 5 FP, 10 GP | C. Green* (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP |

A. Swarzak* (SEA) 13 FP, 10 GP | Drew Steckenrider* (MIA) 4 FP, 9 GP | J. Familia* (NYM) 2 FP, 9 GP |

Jose Leclerc (TEX) 13 FP, 10 GP | J. Jeffress* (MIL) 4 FP, 10 GP | M. Melancon* (SF) 1 FP, 8 GP |

J. Hicks (STL) 13 FP, 9 GP + | I. Kennedy* (KC) 3 FP, 10 GP | C. Sadzeck* (SEA) 1 FP, 10 GP |

S. Greene (DET) 12 FP, 10 GP - | T. May* (MIN) 3 FP, 10 GP | Y. Petit* (OAK) 1 FP, 8 GP |