2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings – Batters – Week 8 Edition

The fantasy baseball rankings report for week 8 just a shade over the 1/4 way mark finds us realizing that in the end, skill wins out over luck just about every time. As noted in our previous rankings reports, we like to look closely at the BABIP and wOBA numbers because more often than not, it’s these numbers that tell us whether or not a batter is swinging over or under his head. Although there are still some wOBA numbers that are riding higher than normal, the BABIP numbers are leveling off and with that leveling we start to see the best in the game rising to the top of the ladder.

Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Paul Goldschmidt round out the top 3, although it’s obvious at this point, Trout isn’t going to remain there due to the injury he sustained on this thumb, (expected to miss 6-8 weeks). With that aside, we can see that the skill numbers being exhibited by to top players further proves that skill wins out over luck most of the time.

My players of the week go to Trout and Harper. Trout because his 2 week surge from 4th to 1st was based on an unbelievable power surge where blasted 5 home runs while maintaining a batting average north of .350 and still stealing bases on the side. Harper, on the other hand, just remains extremely consistent after 8 weeks. He’s been in the top tier of fantasy baseball hitters each week so far, and based on that, he deserves a top nod.

On the newcomer side, Aaron Judge, Michael Conforto and Eric Thames still shine with excellent numbers although I question they have the core skills to remain in the top elite tier. Another honorable mention goes to Joey Votto, who’s super-elite plate skills have many wondering if he’s capable of striking out this season. No player in the top 20 has a better K/BB rate. His 1.37 rate is elite beyond comparison and when you factor in that is BABIP is lower than normal and his power numbers are still strong, I would place my bet on him to continue this trend and remain in the top 10.

As always friends, your comments, feedback and sharing are always welcome so feel free to comment below and share this article with your friends. Until next time, good luck with all your fantasy baseball teams.

 

RankPercentilePositionNameTeamGPAABHHRRRBISBCSAVGTotal
10.994OFMike TroutAngels47206163551636361010.337308
20.988OFBryce HarperNationals4519916656154441020.337248
30.9831BPaul GoldschmidtDiamondbacks52223181571143381220.315239
40.9771BFreddie FreemanBraves3716513546143525430.341233
50.9721BRyan ZimmermanNationals4718517062133139100.365222
60.966OFAaron JudgeYankees4518715951163734420.321219
70.96OFMichael ConfortoMets4417314647133632100.322194
80.9551BJoey VottoReds4921717450123739110.287193
90.949OFCharlie BlackmonRockies5123021270123745430.330189
100.944SSZack CozartReds421831575552725200.350188
110.938OFCorey DickersonRays4921419967123724020.337180
120.9323BMiguel SanoTwins4518715746113237000.293174
130.927OFEric ThamesBrewers4418415142133926210.278168
140.9211BMark ReynoldsRockies4819817556133143110.320166
150.913BKris BryantCubs4621317850113423430.281162
150.913BJake LambDiamondbacks4821118351143443320.279162
170.905OFMarcell OzunaMarlins4820518257122535010.313160
180.8993BAnthony RendonNationals471971684892432310.286148
190.888OFMatt KempBraves381691605582227010.344142
190.8883BNolan ArenadoRockies5122119856123534100.283142
210.8772BDaniel MurphyNationals451941785693033000.315141
210.877DHNelson CruzMariners4920317550122041100.286141
230.871CBuster PoseyGiants411691444872111100.333139
240.861BLogan MorrisonRays5019716742142635000.251135
240.86SSCorey SeagerDodgers502151835273623200.284135
260.854SSFrancisco LindorIndians4721118753113324210.283133
270.8432BJedd GyorkoCardinals411621494882121200.322131
270.843OFGiancarlo StantonMarlins4820818953132634000.280131
290.8323BJustin TurnerDodgers391621405311817200.379128
290.8323BEugenio SuarezReds4819617451103030320.293128
310.8262BJose AltuveAstros5021119057731241020.300127
320.8211BJustin BourMarlins4818816646132333000.277126
330.81DHAvisail GarciaWhite Sox471901785982637020.331123
330.81SSXander BogaertsRed Sox451931755813018800.331123
350.804OFAaron AltherrPhillies411521324082526320.303119
360.7981BJose AbreuWhite Sox4820719258103228000.302118
370.793SSCarlos CorreaAstros451961725273027000.302117
380.787SSChris OwingsDiamondbacks481881765762127920.324116
390.7822BJed LowrieAthletics482021805463116000.300114
400.776OFBrett GardnerYankees431871614393222510.267112
410.771BBrandon BeltGiants5021418143102722200.238111
420.7651BJustin SmoakBlue Jays4917515844112630000.278110
430.748OFSteven Souza Jr.Rays472021684482129110.262109
430.7482BStarlin CastroYankees472031916273228000.325109
430.7482BRobinson CanoMariners401771604792332000.294109
460.737OFJay BruceMets4520117846122834010.258108
460.737OFAdam DuvallReds4820218651132943310.274108
480.731OFMookie BettsRed Sox462101865072930810.269107
490.7263BTravis ShawBrewers441871765192435300.290106
500.721BAnthony RizzoCubs4822218444122630400.239105
510.709OFMatt HollidayYankees441741483991930100.26499
510.709OFKhris DavisAthletics4719917239152831100.22799
530.7031BMitch MorelandRed Sox481971694652526010.27297
540.698OFMichael BrantleyIndians411761584852121510.30496
550.687CYasmani GrandalDodgers431621444251623000.29294
550.687OFDomingo SantanaBrewers471781524172627420.27094
570.6811BEric HosmerRoyals492041855642216300.30393
580.6751BWil MyersPadres5121820053112729530.26592
590.653OFJayson WerthNationals421721464072616430.27490
590.6533BMatt CarpenterCardinals441911523492327010.22490
590.653OFKevin PillarBlue Jays482161975773113840.28990
590.653OFJose BautistaBlue Jays502171804393227300.23990
630.648OFScott ScheblerReds4718917041152229310.24188
640.642OFJustin UptonTigers471911654092923520.24286
650.6363BJoey GalloRangers5018716232153232400.19885
660.6252BJean SeguraMariners391801685742820660.33983
660.625OFCameron MaybinAngels4318415438329121210.24783
680.622BJosh HarrisonPirates492061845762016530.31082
690.6143BJose RamirezIndians471951754872425330.27479
700.6032BBrian DozierTwins421991704372220850.25378
700.6031BChris DavisOrioles4719616738102618000.22878
720.597OFDavid PeraltaDiamondbacks431711594942512410.30877
730.592OFA.J. PollockDiamondbacks3716315446226111120.29976
740.586OFNomar MazaraRangers471961774862332200.27172
750.5752BBen ZobristCubs411621423761718000.26171
750.575OFAndrew BenintendiRed Sox472121835052727710.27371
770.569CJ.T. RealmutoMarlins421721564741918110.30170
780.553OFMax KeplerTwins441801574052321310.25569
780.553OFNick MarkakisBraves482101865612624010.30169
780.553OFLorenzo CainRoyals4720017446217101200.26469
810.5472BCesar HernandezPhillies472131955653512630.28768
820.5412BNeil WalkerMets472041844962728000.26666
830.5253BMike MoustakasRoyals4418617745132326000.25465
830.525CSalvador PerezRoyals4618517246111729000.26765
830.525OFJosh ReddickAstros471831614562720220.28065
860.508OFBrandon DruryDiamondbacks451751644941819110.29964
860.5082BJonathan SchoopOrioles461841674672322000.27564
860.508DHEdwin EncarnacionIndians482081733992120100.22564
890.4972BKolten WongCardinals411571333711816310.27863
890.497SSElvis AndrusRangers5021219855627221040.27863
910.4861BJoe MauerTwins411711524332318000.28362
910.4861BJosh BellPirates511871663992420110.23562
930.482BDustin PedroiaRed Sox441961705021721120.29460
940.4631BHanley RamirezRed Sox411681463962120120.26759
940.463OFChristian YelichMarlins462031794863222300.26859
940.463DHCarlos SantanaIndians482181904452729200.23259
970.452OFJacoby EllsburyYankees391531353841914820.28158
970.4521BTommy JosephPhillies441641483882124100.25758
990.435OFGeorge SpringerAstros4620418144113228020.24357
990.4352BBrandon PhillipsBraves441681564732116720.30157
990.435OFYasmany TomasDiamondbacks421641503781931000.24757
1020.424CMatt WietersNationals391521373841517100.27754
1020.424OFEnder InciarteBraves482252085953118940.28454
1040.407OFShin-Soo ChooRangers431821533852321320.24852
1040.4071BMiguel CabreraTigers371581363551419010.25752
1040.4073BEvan LongoriaRays512302044972823100.24052
1070.396OFDexter FowlerCardinals431821583662618100.22851
1070.396SSAndrelton SimmonsAngels522161965541820420.28151
1090.3913BManny MachadoOrioles4721018641102225210.22050
1100.385OFKeon BroxtonBrewers4516715340527141050.26149
1110.3793BKyle SeagerMariners482001734441622000.25448
1120.3743BHernan PerezBrewers441611514052020210.26547
1130.363OFCarlos GomezRangers381641423541913520.24646
1130.363OFHunter RenfroePadres512011864492020200.23746
1150.357DHKendrys MoralesBlue Jays461881744392126000.24745
1160.351OFLeury GarciaWhite Sox441591454062217420.27642
1170.3463BRyon HealyAthletics481931844881922010.26140
1180.34OFBilly HamiltonReds4621819951136162630.25639
1190.3352BRyan SchimpfPadres4617714724132124000.16338
1200.329OFMark TrumboOrioles482091955172923100.26237
1210.318CFrancisco CervelliPirates421611413631920020.25536
1210.318DHVictor MartinezTigers451871634241425000.25836
1230.3122BDJ LeMahieuRockies522232005622517330.28035
1240.307SSAledmys DiazCardinals441941844951914410.26633
1250.301OFYasiel PuigDodgers481921723992427620.22732
1260.2963BEduardo NunezGiants4819418452221171320.28329
1270.29OFTrea TurnerNationals3917316541528231120.24828
1280.284OFKevin KiermaierRays532251984942615940.24727
1290.279SSJordy MercerPirates491911654041917030.24226
1300.2683BYunel EscobarAngels381701584252217020.26625
1300.268OFCarlos GonzalezRockies471981764342217000.24425
1320.256OFAdam JonesOrioles452021904982321110.25824
1320.2562BDevon TravisBlue Jays441731634142019420.25224
1340.2513BTrevor PlouffeAthletics461671523762013110.24321
1350.2343BDanny ValenciaMariners441741573841416110.24220
1350.2342BDee GordonMarlins472051905302581520.27920
1350.234SSTim BeckhamRays481991874871823200.25720
1380.2232BIan KinslerTigers411811593843011120.23919
1380.2233BTodd FrazierWhite Sox411671402662121310.18619
1400.2013BAlex BregmanAstros481871684231714420.25017
1400.201OFMelky CabreraWhite Sox461981814652626000.25417
1400.201SSFreddy GalvisPhillies481901724141724310.23817
1400.2013BChase HeadleyYankees431741583632220500.22817
1440.189CYadier MolinaCardinals411761594241619320.26415
1440.189DHAlbert PujolsAngels451951814561534100.24915
1460.1783BYangervis SolartePadres512061804331624200.23913
1460.178OFAndrew McCutchenPirates492031833972123510.21313
1480.167OFManuel MargotPadres472001854841613550.25912
1480.167SSJorge PolancoTwins401731553921719210.25212
1500.162OFEddie RosarioTwins441591483941812130.2649
1510.1562BJoe PanikGiants481951764322014200.2445
1520.139OFMichael SaundersPhillies471701603762319010.2314
1520.139DHCarlos BeltranAstros441771653952115000.2364
1520.139OFRandal GrichukCardinals461811673741919510.2224
1550.134OFKyle SchwarberCubs441921642972119000.1771
1560.1223BYulieski GurrielAstros441701604241817010.263-1
1560.1221BMike NapoliRangers4819517534112125000.194-1
1580.1OFJarrod DysonMariners4717114733224111430.224-2
1580.1SSTim AndersonWhite Sox421811754552212300.257-2
1580.1OFMatt JoyceAthletics421551342651517110.194-2
1580.1SSJonathan VillarBrewers4921219242525241230.219-2
1620.0943BJose ReyesMets471951743632517600.207-5
1630.0893BNick CastellanosTigers482101894142225110.217-6
1640.083CAustin HedgesPadres481651513181621010.205-8
1650.078SSAddison RussellCubs461831663632619200.217-9
1660.072OFCurtis GrandersonMets471811623142119100.191-10
1670.067SSOrlando ArciaBrewers461671563842217130.244-12
1680.0613BMaikel FrancoPhillies451871693661728000.213-14
1690.05SSJose PerazaReds4619118247123151020.258-17
1690.05OFKole CalhounAngels502151914052016200.209-17
1710.044SSDansby SwansonBraves471921683241918100.190-26
1720.039SSErick AybarPadres46166148294158510.196-27
1730.033OFByron BuxtonTwins43148131252137710.191-30
1740.0272BRougned OdorRangers512142004272422540.210-39
1750.022OFOdubel HerreraPhillies482011894131613430.217-43
1760.016SSJ.J. HardyOrioles451711613531316010.217-45
1770.011OFAlex GordonRoyals43174150260108120.173-84
1780.005SSAlcides EscobarRoyals491981863201310000.172-135
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