Rest of Season Rankings for Fantasy Baseball
Despite all the chaos and craziness that has already taken place this season, it is still so early. Less than ten percent of games have been played. As much as we want to make sweeping declarations based on what we have seen, we must realize that things will balance out. Players who are off to hot starts are going to regress to some degree. The same goes for players who have yet to heat up. Tim Anderson is not going to finish the year leading the league in batting average, and Jose Altuve will not approach the single-season record for home runs. The trick is trying to figure out what is real and what isn’t.
While Altuve is not going to hit anywhere near his current pace of 76 homers, he has enough of a track record where we can pretty safely reinsert him as a top-10 and possibly top-5 overall player. As for Anderson, there are still red flags. He has drawn just one walk in 46 plate appearances and his O-Swing percentage is well over 40 percent. His .444 batting average is the result of a .545 BABIP. That number is not sustainable over the long haul. When trying to determine rest of season value, these are the kinds of things you need to consider. If you buy Anderson now, you do not retroactively get credit for the production he has provided to this point. I would argue we have already seen his best stretch of 2019.
With that in mind, here are my rest of season fantasy baseball rankings at each position. These are designed to help you evaluate your roster and will be updated each week throughout the year. If you have any specific questions regarding your roster decisions, feel free to comment below or follow me on Twitter.