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2022 Hitter Rankings: Top 150 Rest of Season Hitters

We are now nearly a month into the season. Things are evolving and player values are changing. It’s time to update the hitter rankings to see where values lie for the rest of 2022. It is tough to balance small samples while also figuring out what is legit from players who are off to hot starts and what is not real. I do my best to work through the noise and rank hitters on how I believe they will perform throughout the rest of the 2022 season.

Before we get to the hitter rankings for 2022, there are inevitably hitters you will likely have questions about. If you do, please reach out on Twitter @RotoClegg to further discuss the hitter rankings. Also, be sure to scroll to the bottom of the rankings for more in-depth thoughts on several players.

Let’s get to the ranks!

2022 Hitter Rankings: Top 150 Rest of Season (Updated: 5/3/22)

RankNameTeamPositionPre-Season
1Trea TurnerLAD2B/SS1
2Vladimir Guerrero Jr.TOR1B7
3Juan SotoWSNOF4
4Ronald Acuna Jr.ATLOF6
5Jose RamirezCLE3B3
6Shohei OhtaniLAADH9
7Mike TroutLAAOF14
8Bryce HarperPHIOF8
9Bo BichetteTORSS5
10Byron BuxtonMINOF34
11Manny MachadoSDP3B17
12Aaron JudgeNYYOF20
13Kyle TuckerHOUOF10
14Yordan AlvarezHOUOF19
15Freddie FreemanLAD1B16
16Rafael DeversBOS3B12
17Luis RobertCHWOF15
18Ozzie AlbiesATL2B13
19Pete AlonsoNYM1B32
20George SpringerTOROF29
21Mookie BettsLADOF11
22Wander FrancoTBRSS41
23Francisco LindorNYMSS33
24Starling MarteNYMOF22
25Teoscar HernandezTOROF18
26Tim AndersonCHWSS21
27Xander BogaertsBOSSS24
28Jazz Chisholm Jr.MIA2B/SS65
29Austin RileyATL3B39
30Matt OlsonATL1B27
31Trevor StoryBOSSS25
32Whit MerrifieldKCR2B/OF26
33Seiya SuzukiCHCOF81
34Nick CastellanosPHIOF44
35Salvador PerezKCRC23
36Nolan ArenadoSTL3B48
37Paul GoldschmidtSTL1B31
38C.J. CronCOL1B64
39Cedric MullinsBALOF30
40Tyler O'NeillSTLOF38
41Alex BregmanHOU3B49
42J.D. MartinezBOSOF43
43Marcell OzunaATLOF83
44Julio RodriguezSEAOF132
45Corey SeagerTEXSS42
46Giancarlo StantonNYYOF54
47Kyle SchwarberPHI1B/OF77
48Javier BaezDET2B/SS47
49Christian YelichMILOF53
50Josh BellWSN1B/OF63
51Brandon LoweTBR2B/OF36
52Marcus SemienTEX2B/SS28
53Willy AdamesMILSS70
54J.T. RealmutoPHIC/1B46
55Bryan ReynoldsPITOF40
56Jose AltuveHOU2B35
57Max MuncyLAD1B/2B72
58Jesse WinkerSEAOF56
59Anthony RizzoNYY1B118
60Tommy EdmanSTL2B/OF78
61Ketel MarteARI2B/OF50
62Jonathan IndiaCIN2B59
63Bobby Witt Jr.KCRSS71
64Randy ArozarenaTBROF37
65Will SmithLADC67
66Cody BellingerLADOF66
67Jorge PolancoMIN2B/SS58
68Carlos CorreaMINSS51
69Daulton VarshoARIC/OF74
70Ty FranceSEA1B/2B109
71Jose AbreuCHW1B52
72Kris BryantCOL1B/3B/OF68
73Hunter RenfroeMILOF82
74Lourdes GurrielTOROF108
75Fernando Tatis Jr.SDPSS/OF2
76Andrew VaughnCHWOF149
77Jared WalshLAA1B/OF69
78Jesus SanchezMIAOF130
79Taylor WardLAAOFNR
80Ramon LaureanoOAKOF119
81Yoan MoncadaCHW3B79
82Ke'Bryan HayesPIT3B123
83Austin MeadowsDETOF75
84Andrew BenintendiKCROF94
85Ian HappCHCOF115
86Myles StrawCLEOF89
87Dansby SwansonATLSS61
88DJ LeMahieuNYY1B/2B/3B86
89Chris TaylorLAD2B/3B/SS/OF90
90Mitch HanigerSEAOF57
91Eloy JimenezCHWOF45
92Jeremy PenaHOUSSNR
93Franmil ReyesCLEOF60
94Avisail GarciaMIAOF97
95Rhys HoskinsPHI1B87
96Brandon BeltSFG1B128
97Andres GimenezCLE2B/SS171
98Alex VerdugoBOSOF105
99Anthony RendonLAA3B85
100Willson ContrerasCHCC95
101Brandon MarshLAAOF178
102Jake CronenworthSDP1B/2B/SS93
103Brandon NimmoNYMOF153
104Jeff McNeilNYM2B/OF207
105Max KeplerMINOF154
106Connor JoeCOL1B/OFNR
107Harrison BaderSTLOF124
108Andrew McCutchenMILOF155
109Jorge SolerMIAOF96
110Adolis GarciaTEXOF134
111Gleyber TorresNYYSS88
112Josh DonaldsonNYY3B100
113Nathaniel LoweTEX1B116
114Joey VottoCIN1B84
115Luis UriasMIL2B/3B/SS102
116Tommy PhamCINOF146
117Alec BohmPHI3B177
118Matt ChapmanTOR3B120
119Anthony SantanderBALOF143
120Austin HaysBALOF126
121Ryan McMahonCOL2B/3B139
122Eduardo EscobarNYM1B/2B/3B136
123Ha-Seong KimSDP2B/3B/SS213
124Joey GalloNYYOF91
125Rowdy TellezMIL1B180
126Trey ManciniBAL1B101
127Mark CanhaNYMOF122
128Justin TurnerLAD3B99
129Trent GrishamSDPOF76
130Yasmani GrandalCHWC80
131Eugenio SuarezSEA3B/SS140
132Hunter DozierKCR1B/3B/OF193
133Joc PedersonSFGOF161
134Spencer TorkelsonDET1B167
135J.P. CrawfordSEASS172
136Aaron HicksNYYOF220
137Enrique HernandezBOS2B/OF114
138Tyler NaquinCINOF211
139Michael BrantleyHOUOF121
140Dylan CarlsonSTLOF92
141Jean SeguraPHI2B141
142Gavin LuxLAD2B/SS135
143Brandon CrawfordSFGSS147
144Kolten WongMIL2B125
145Mike YastrzemskiSFGOF142
146Steven KwanCLEOFNR
147Sean MurphyOAKC199
148Amed RosarioCLESS/OF133
149A.J. PollockCHWOF138
150Isiah Kiner-FalefaNYYSS203

Hitter Rankings Thoughts

Byron Buxton, OF, Minnesota Twins

Byron Buxton is one of the biggest risers on this list due to his incredible start to the 2022 season. Buxton currently has a .283/.345/.755 slash with seven home runs. He has had an injury scare but as long as Buxton can stay on the field, he is a first-round talent. Buxton only has one stolen base, but I expect that to tick up with time. One of the biggest reasons the stolen base total is low is because Buxton has only been on first base six times this season. Buxton has 11 extra-base hits in 58 plate appearances.

Wander Franco, SS, Tampa Bay Rays

Do you mean to tell us that the 20-year-old version of Wander Franco we saw last year is not who he is? Of course not. You can call me out. I was guilty of saying I was worried that Wander’s power would not evolve. But, I am very happy I was wrong. Franco is hitting baseballs extremely hard to pair with his elite plate discipline and contact skills. He is elite and showing off good power/speed skills and is one of the safest locks to hit .300 in all of baseball.

Jazz Chisholm Jr., 2B, Miami Marlins

Jazz Chisholm Jr. is another player I was wrong on this year in the early going. I was worried about the contact skills hurting him and making him a streaky hitter. His contact rate is down seven percentage points last year, but it has not hurt him. Jazz is hitting .310 with a .354 OBP. He also has four home runs and stolen bases each.


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24 Comments
  1. Maxwell says

    Over the last two seasons combined (2019-2020), I have a 140 wRC+, 11th-best in the majors, with 31 HRs and a .393 OBP. But I never get put on “100 Best Hitters” lists. Who am I?

    1. Chris Clegg says

      Gotta be Mark Canha right? If thats the case, he is a notable omission when I was going back through and looking. I do need to add him in. But like you said, he’s undervalued and will be a great value in drafts again this year.

  2. Gavin Lux’s Dog says

    Huh, no Lux? I wouldn’t think he’d still be a backup in 2021 again…what’s his status and where is his ranking?

    1. Chris Clegg says

      I would hope that he gets an everyday role, but I also thought that this year. Hes in the 110-120 range of hitters for me, with a chance to move up a lot with regular playing time. I think his ADP will be late enough where its worth the upside to pick him.

  3. David Odom says

    Randy Aroz in SD?!? Are we predicting a trade?!? Lol

    1. Chris Clegg says

      Haha thanks for catching that. I need to go in and fix that.

  4. Noah says

    Isn’t Yordan a little low? Is that just due to injury concerns?

    1. Chris Clegg says

      Yeah, the low ranking is solely based on injury concerns. After seeing him running on a treadmill I feel a little better and can bump him up. I really want to see him in-game action in the spring before paying up for him in 2021.

  5. Jeff says

    Mookie is now on the Red Sox?

  6. Ray says

    AJ Pollock is listed twice.

    1. Chris Clegg says

      Thanks for catching that. It is updated!

  7. Charles Lynch says

    I play in a H2H 12 team yahoo league, Mookie had 2b/of last season. Do you think Dodgers play him there more to keep healthy? Thanks

    1. Chris Clegg says

      It depends on the moves they make in the offseason. If they keep Muncy at 1B, Mookie could get some reps at 2B.

  8. Mario says

    No Jeimer?

  9. Greg says

    How do you figure Adell’s season will go? I didn’t see him on here (unless I missed him). He seemed to make a huge gain in CT% in September and offered about a 97% max velo during each of his cups of coffee (usually indicative of more goodness to come), but obviously there’s the prior lack of production.

  10. BB says

    What happened to drop Ian Happ from 85th in your original Top 100 all the way down to 123 now, as I’m not aware of any new evidence since then, statistical or otherwise?

  11. Alex says

    Is this for 5×5 roto, points, obp, or other?

    1. Chris Clegg says

      Standard 5×5 Roto

  12. Rich says

    You’ve got Jung at 134 and 177

    1. Chris Clegg says

      Try refreshing. I fixed that yesterday.

  13. Turnandcoughlin says

    No love for Julio Rodriguez?

    1. Chris Clegg says

      I dont think we see him up until later in the season.

  14. BB says

    Thanks – why the apparent confidence in a Christian Walker comeback? The Statcast numbers don’t seem to suggest there’s anything extra under the hood. Conversely, the underlying stats generally support Longoria’s bounceback last season, do you not trust the skills or is it more of an age/injury/playing time issue?

  15. Ryan says

    Mountcastle?

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