In our latest short term projection (today through 7/21) there are 14 outfielders whose short term projected rank is much lower than their season to date rank. Hunter Pence is currently the #46 player at his position, but over this time period he is projected to be just the #111 ranked outfielder. Other outfielders who are projected to not live up to their current fantasy ranking are Hunter Renfroe (#76) and David Peralta (#65). There are 14 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. George Springer, at #3, is the highest ranking outfielder of this 'must start' group. 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 #17, Kevin Kiermaier is the highest ranking one.

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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) 39 FP, 10 GP | B. Harper (PHI) 27 FP, 10 GP - | J. Reddick* (HOU) 24 FP, 11 GP |

C. Yelich (MIL) 39 FP, 10 GP | N. Castellanos (DET) 27 FP, 10 GP | J. Bruce (PHI) 24 FP, 10 GP - |

G. Springer (HOU) 38 FP, 11 GP + | K. Calhoun (LAA) 27 FP, 10 GP | O. Mercado (CLE) 24 FP, 10 GP |

C. Blackmon (COL) 38 FP, 10 GP | V. Robles (WAS) 27 FP, 9 GP + | A. Pollock (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP + |

M. Betts (BOS) 37 FP, 10 GP | A. Dickerson* (SF) 26 FP, 11 GP | G. Polanco* (PIT) 24 FP, 9 GP |

T. Pham (TB) 33 FP, 11 GP + | J. Winker* (CIN) 26 FP, 10 GP | T. Naquin* (CLE) 24 FP, 10 GP |

M. Brantley (HOU) 33 FP, 11 GP | S. Marte (PIT) 26 FP, 9 GP | J. Soler (KC) 24 FP, 10 GP - |

A. Meadows (TB) 33 FP, 11 GP + | S. Ohtani (LAA) 26 FP, 10 GP + | K. Pillar* (SF) 24 FP, 11 GP |

J. Soto (WAS) 32 FP, 9 GP | J. Pederson (LAD) 26 FP, 10 GP | E. Rosario (MIN) 24 FP, 9 GP - |

Y. Alvarez (HOU) 30 FP, 11 GP + | N. Markakis (ATL) 26 FP, 10 GP - | D. Dietrich* (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP |

A. Judge (NYY) 30 FP, 10 GP + | A. Hicks (NYY) 26 FP, 10 GP + | A. Garcia (TB) 23 FP, 11 GP |

R. Acuna (ATL) 30 FP, 10 GP | A. Eaton (WAS) 25 FP, 9 GP | M. Kepler (MIN) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

R. Hoskins (PHI) 29 FP, 10 GP | B. Gardner* (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP | J. Gallo (TEX) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

A. Benintendi (BOS) 28 FP, 10 GP + | R. Grichuk* (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP | G. Parra* (WAS) 23 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Puig (CIN) 28 FP, 10 GP + | B. Reynolds (PIT) 25 FP, 9 GP | J. Dyson* (ARI) 23 FP, 9 GP |

A. Gordon (KC) 28 FP, 10 GP | R. Braun (MIL) 25 FP, 10 GP + | J. Bradley* (BOS) 23 FP, 10 GP |

K. Kiermaier* (TB) 28 FP, 11 GP | E. Jimenez (CHW) 25 FP, 10 GP + | M. Yastrzemski* (SF) 22 FP, 11 GP |

J. Upton (LAA) 28 FP, 10 GP + | L. Cain (MIL) 24 FP, 10 GP | G. Allen* (CLE) 22 FP, 10 GP |

D. Dahl (COL) 28 FP, 10 GP | A. Verdugo (LAD) 24 FP, 10 GP | T. Hernandez* (TOR) 22 FP, 10 GP |

C. Stewart* (DET) 27 FP, 10 GP | T. Mancini (BAL) 24 FP, 9 GP - | C. Dickerson* (PIT) 22 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 7/11 to 7/21**

There are 17 starting pitchers who are typically starting fantasy starting pitchers but are projected for fewer points than normal. Dylan Cease, for example, is projected to be just the #199 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 5 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Brendan McKay, at #21, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. 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 #26, Zach Plesac is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Scherzer (WAS) 17 FP, 2 GP | B. McKay (TB) 7 FP, 2 GP + | J. Yamamoto (MIA) 4 FP, 1 GP |

J. Verlander (HOU) 14 FP, 2 GP | P. Corbin (WAS) 7 FP, 2 GP | M. Minor (TEX) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

H. Ryu (LAD) 14 FP, 2 GP | Caleb Smith (MIA) 7 FP, 2 GP | Austin Voth* (WAS) 4 FP, 1 GP |

J. deGrom (NYM) 13 FP, 2 GP | M. Soroka (ATL) 6 FP, 2 GP | M. Boyd (DET) 4 FP, 2 GP |

W. Buehler (LAD) 12 FP, 2 GP | D. German (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Gray (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

C. Morton (TB) 12 FP, 2 GP | Z. Plesac* (CLE) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Odorizzi (MIN) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

C. Kershaw (LAD) 10 FP, 2 GP | L. Giolito (CHW) 6 FP, 2 GP | W. Miley (HOU) 3 FP, 2 GP |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 9 FP, 2 GP | J. Quintana (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GP + | R. Ray (ARI) 3 FP, 2 GP |

G. Cole (HOU) 9 FP, 2 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GP | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 3 FP, 2 GP |

S. Bieber (CLE) 9 FP, 2 GP | C. Paddack (SD) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Paxton (NYY) 3 FP, 2 GP |

Z. Greinke (ARI) 9 FP, 2 GP | Y. Chirinos (TB) 5 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 3 FP, 2 GP |

B. Snell (TB) 8 FP, 2 GP | J. Lester (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GP | German Marquez (COL) 3 FP, 2 GP |

C. Sale (BOS) 8 FP, 2 GP | F. Valdez* (HOU) 5 FP, 8 GP | C. Bassitt* (OAK) 3 FP, 2 GP |

M. Clevinger (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GP | Z. Wheeler (NYM) 5 FP, 2 GP | M. Bumgarner (SF) 3 FP, 2 GP |

K. Hendricks (CHC) 8 FP, 2 GP | J. Berrios (MIN) 5 FP, 2 GP | A. Plutko* (CLE) 3 FP, 2 GP |

T. Bauer (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GP | A. Nola (PHI) 5 FP, 2 GP | Z. Davies (MIL) 3 FP, 2 GP |

N. Syndergaard (NYM) 8 FP, 2 GP | R. Porcello (BOS) 5 FP, 2 GP + | M. Wacha* (STL) 2 FP, 2 GP |

L. Castillo (CIN) 8 FP, 2 GP | A. Sanchez* (WAS) 4 FP, 2 GP | J. Lucchesi (SD) 2 FP, 2 GP |

D. Price (BOS) 8 FP, 2 GP | B. Woodruff (MIL) 4 FP, 2 GP - | A. Heaney (LAA) 2 FP, 2 GP + |

M. Fiers (OAK) 7 FP, 2 GP | M. Mikolas (STL) 4 FP, 2 GP + | B. Anderson* (OAK) 2 FP, 2 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 7/11 to 7/21**

There are a number of catchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Chris Iannetta, at #9, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Buster Posey, 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. Mitch Garver, for example, is projected to be just the #38 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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B. Posey (SF) 26 FP, 11 GP + | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 18 FP, 9 GP | C. Sisco* (BAL) 15 FP, 9 GP |

G. Sanchez (NYY) 24 FP, 10 GP | M. Zunino* (TB) 18 FP, 11 GP | C. Kelly* (ARI) 15 FP, 9 GP |

Willson Contreras (CHC) 22 FP, 9 GP | D. Jansen* (TOR) 18 FP, 10 GP | T. Barnhart* (CIN) 15 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Grandal (MIL) 21 FP, 10 GP | C. Casali* (CIN) 17 FP, 10 GP | O. Narvaez (SEA) 15 FP, 8 GP - |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 21 FP, 11 GP | C. Vazquez (BOS) 17 FP, 10 GP - | T. Flowers* (ATL) 15 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 20 FP, 10 GP + | W. Castillo* (CHW) 17 FP, 10 GP | A. Barnes* (LAD) 14 FP, 10 GP |

W. Ramos (NYM) 20 FP, 9 GP | R. Perez* (CLE) 16 FP, 10 GP | T. Wolters* (COL) 13 FP, 10 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 20 FP, 10 GP | C. Herrmann* (OAK) 16 FP, 9 GP | B. McCann* (ATL) 13 FP, 10 GP |

C. Iannetta* (COL) 18 FP, 10 GP | M. Maldonado* (KC) 16 FP, 10 GP | T. d`Arnaud* (TB) 13 FP, 11 GP |

K. Smith* (LAA) 18 FP, 10 GP | A. Avila* (ARI) 16 FP, 9 GP | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 13 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 7/11 to 7/21**

There are a number of first basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #10, Justin Smoak is the highest ranking one. There are only 6 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. J.D. Martinez, at #4, is the highest ranking first baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 6 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. C.J. Cron, for example, is projected to be just the #54 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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C. Bellinger (LAD) 35 FP, 10 GP | J. Aguilar* (MIL) 28 FP, 10 GP | J. Bauers* (CLE) 25 FP, 10 GP |

F. Freeman (ATL) 34 FP, 10 GP | B. Belt* (SF) 28 FP, 11 GP | M. Moreland* (BOS) 25 FP, 10 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 33 FP, 10 GP | J. Votto (CIN) 28 FP, 10 GP + | I. Desmond* (COL) 25 FP, 10 GP |

J. Martinez (BOS) 32 FP, 10 GP + | J. Abreu (CHW) 28 FP, 10 GP | R. Zimmerman* (WAS) 25 FP, 9 GP |

J. Bell (PIT) 31 FP, 9 GP | A. Rizzo (CHC) 27 FP, 9 GP - | B. Dixon* (DET) 25 FP, 10 GP |

E. Encarnacion (NYY) 31 FP, 10 GP | N. Cruz (MIN) 27 FP, 9 GP + | M. Adams* (WAS) 25 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Gurriel (HOU) 30 FP, 11 GP + | K. Davis (OAK) 26 FP, 9 GP + | R. McMahon* (COL) 24 FP, 10 GP |

M. Muncy (LAD) 30 FP, 10 GP | M. Carpenter (STL) 26 FP, 10 GP + | M. Olson (OAK) 24 FP, 9 GP |

P. Alonso (NYM) 29 FP, 9 GP | P. Goldschmidt (STL) 26 FP, 10 GP | L. Voit (NYY) 24 FP, 10 GP - |

J. Smoak* (TOR) 29 FP, 10 GP | H. Dozier (KC) 25 FP, 10 GP | D. Smith* (NYM) 24 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 7/11 to 7/21**

There are a number of second basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #11, Joe Wendle 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. Jose Altuve, at #1, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Dee Gordon, for example, is projected to be just the #34 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Altuve (HOU) 33 FP, 11 GP + | J. Wendle* (TB) 25 FP, 11 GP | A. Cabrera (TEX) 21 FP, 9 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 32 FP, 10 GP | B. Lowe (TB) 25 FP, 10 GP | R. Cano* (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 28 FP, 10 GP | S. Gennett (CIN) 25 FP, 10 GP + | J. Kipnis* (CLE) 20 FP, 10 GP |

G. Torres (NYY) 27 FP, 10 GP | N. Goodrum* (DET) 23 FP, 10 GP | H. Kendrick* (WAS) 20 FP, 9 GP |

O. Albies (ATL) 26 FP, 10 GP | N. Senzel (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP + | K. Wong* (STL) 20 FP, 10 GP |

K. Marte (ARI) 26 FP, 9 GP | B. Dozier* (WAS) 23 FP, 9 GP | J. Villar (BAL) 19 FP, 9 GP - |

D. Murphy (COL) 26 FP, 10 GP + | C. Hernandez (PHI) 22 FP, 10 GP - | D. Fletcher* (LAA) 19 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Moncada (CHW) 26 FP, 10 GP | J. Panik* (SF) 22 FP, 11 GP | F. Barreto* (OAK) 19 FP, 9 GP |

C. Biggio (TOR) 26 FP, 10 GP + | K. Hiura (MIL) 21 FP, 10 GP + | S. Wilkerson* (BAL) 19 FP, 9 GP |

J. Baez (CHC) 25 FP, 9 GP - | J. McNeil (NYM) 21 FP, 9 GP - | A. Frazier* (PIT) 18 FP, 9 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 7/11 to 7/21**

There are a number of third basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Evan Longoria, at #7, is the highest ranking third baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #4, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 2 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Eduardo Escobar, for example, is projected to be just the #16 third baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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A. Bregman (HOU) 39 FP, 11 GP | J. Turner (LAD) 28 FP, 10 GP | M. Sano* (MIN) 19 FP, 9 GP |

N. Arenado (COL) 37 FP, 10 GP | E. Suarez (CIN) 27 FP, 10 GP | C. Cuthbert* (KC) 19 FP, 10 GP |

A. Rendon (WAS) 36 FP, 9 GP | K. Bryant (CHC) 27 FP, 9 GP - | P. Sandoval* (SF) 19 FP, 11 GP |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 33 FP, 10 GP + | J. Donaldson (ATL) 25 FP, 10 GP | K. Seager* (SEA) 18 FP, 8 GP |

R. Devers (BOS) 31 FP, 10 GP | M. Chavis (BOS) 24 FP, 10 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 18 FP, 9 GP |

V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 30 FP, 10 GP + | E. Escobar (ARI) 22 FP, 9 GP - | T. Frazier* (NYM) 18 FP, 9 GP |

E. Longoria* (SF) 29 FP, 11 GP | A. Riley (ATL) 21 FP, 10 GP + | B. Drury* (TOR) 17 FP, 10 GP |

M. Moustakas (MIL) 29 FP, 10 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 21 FP, 10 GP | J. Kang* (PIT) 17 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Diaz (TB) 29 FP, 11 GP + | J. Lamb* (ARI) 21 FP, 9 GP | R. Nunez* (BAL) 17 FP, 9 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 28 FP, 9 GP | M. Franco* (PHI) 21 FP, 10 GP | Johan Camargo* (ATL) 17 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 7/11 to 7/21**

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. Willy Adames, at #11, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are 8 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Francisco Lindor, at #2, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are only 6 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Elvis Andrus, for example, is projected to be just the #21 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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T. Story (COL) 34 FP, 10 GP | W. Adames* (TB) 26 FP, 11 GP | E. Andrus (TEX) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

F. Lindor (CLE) 34 FP, 10 GP + | A. Simmons* (LAA) 25 FP, 10 GP | B. Crawford* (SF) 23 FP, 11 GP |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 33 FP, 10 GP | A. Diaz* (HOU) 25 FP, 11 GP | J. Profar* (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP |

C. Correa (HOU) 32 FP, 11 GP + | M. Semien (OAK) 25 FP, 9 GP - | M. Dubon* (MIL) 22 FP, 10 GP |

Lourdes Gurriel (TOR) 30 FP, 10 GP + | P. DeJong (STL) 25 FP, 10 GP - | S. Kingery (PHI) 22 FP, 10 GP + |

T. Turner (WAS) 30 FP, 9 GP + | E. Sogard* (TOR) 25 FP, 10 GP | K. Newman* (PIT) 21 FP, 9 GP |

A. Mondesi (KC) 29 FP, 10 GP + | D. Swanson (ATL) 25 FP, 10 GP - | J. Iglesias* (CIN) 21 FP, 10 GP |

C. Seager (LAD) 26 FP, 10 GP + | D. Gregorius (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP + | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 21 FP, 9 GP |

J. Segura (PHI) 26 FP, 10 GP | J. Polanco (MIN) 24 FP, 9 GP - | A. Rosario* (NYM) 20 FP, 9 GP |

M. Machado (SD) 26 FP, 9 GP | F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 23 FP, 9 GP - | N. Lopez* (KC) 20 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 7/11 to 7/21**

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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R. Osuna (HOU) 22 FP, 11 GP | G. Holland (ARI) 11 FP, 9 GP | W. Wang (OAK) 3 FP, 9 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 22 FP, 10 GP | T. Rogers (MIN) 10 FP, 9 GP | A. Swarzak (ATL) 3 FP, 10 GP |

J. Hader (MIL) 21 FP, 10 GP | M. Barnes (BOS) 10 FP, 10 GP | C. Martin (TEX) 3 FP, 9 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 21 FP, 10 GP | L. Jackson (ATL) 10 FP, 10 GP | M. Walden (BOS) 3 FP, 10 GP |

B. Treinen (OAK) 18 FP, 9 GP | S. Kelley (TEX) 9 FP, 9 GP | C. Poche (TB) 3 FP, 11 GP |

W. Davis (COL) 18 FP, 10 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 9 FP, 10 GP | A. Miller (STL) 3 FP, 10 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 18 FP, 10 GP | S. Greene (DET) 9 FP, 10 GP | T. Clippard (CLE) 3 FP, 10 GP |

C. Kimbrel (CHC) 18 FP, 9 GP | S. Romo (MIA) 9 FP, 9 GP | P. Strop (CHC) 2 FP, 9 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 18 FP, 9 GP | A. Colome (CHW) 8 FP, 10 GP | M. Givens (BAL) 2 FP, 9 GP |

L. Hendriks (OAK) 17 FP, 9 GP | R. Elias (SEA) 8 FP, 8 GP | J. Soria (OAK) 2 FP, 9 GP |

W. Smith (SF) 17 FP, 11 GP | B. Workman (BOS) 8 FP, 10 GP | Y. Petit (OAK) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 17 FP, 10 GP | B. Parker (MIN) 7 FP, 9 GP | D. Poncedeleon (STL) 2 FP, 10 GP |

H. Robles (LAA) 15 FP, 10 GP | T. Buttrey (LAA) 5 FP, 10 GP | Giovanny Gallegos (STL) 2 FP, 10 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 15 FP, 9 GP | R. Pressly (HOU) 4 FP, 11 GP | J. Jeffress (MIL) 2 FP, 10 GP |

C. Martinez (STL) 15 FP, 10 GP | M. Lorenzen (CIN) 4 FP, 10 GP | R. Brasier (BOS) 2 FP, 10 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 14 FP, 9 GP | N. Ramirez (LAA) 4 FP, 2 GP | S. Dyson (SF) 2 FP, 11 GP |

D. Castillo (TB) 14 FP, 11 GP | S. Armstrong (BAL) 4 FP, 9 GP | A. Bradley (ARI) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 14 FP, 9 GP | B. Morrow (CHC) 3 FP, 9 GP | M. Melancon (SF) 2 FP, 11 GP |

I. Kennedy (KC) 13 FP, 10 GP | E. Pagan (TB) 3 FP, 11 GP | J. Kelly (LAD) 2 FP, 10 GP |

H. Neris (PHI) 11 FP, 10 GP | N. Eovaldi (BOS) 3 FP, 7 GP | A. Ottavino (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP |