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.

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Rank Percentile Position Name Team G PA AB H HR R RBI SB CS AVG Total
1 0.994 OF Mike Trout Angels 47 206 163 55 16 36 36 10 1 0.337 308
2 0.988 OF Bryce Harper Nationals 45 199 166 56 15 44 41 0 2 0.337 248
3 0.983 1B Paul Goldschmidt Diamondbacks 52 223 181 57 11 43 38 12 2 0.315 239
4 0.977 1B Freddie Freeman Braves 37 165 135 46 14 35 25 4 3 0.341 233
5 0.972 1B Ryan Zimmerman Nationals 47 185 170 62 13 31 39 1 0 0.365 222
6 0.966 OF Aaron Judge Yankees 45 187 159 51 16 37 34 4 2 0.321 219
7 0.96 OF Michael Conforto Mets 44 173 146 47 13 36 32 1 0 0.322 194
8 0.955 1B Joey Votto Reds 49 217 174 50 12 37 39 1 1 0.287 193
9 0.949 OF Charlie Blackmon Rockies 51 230 212 70 12 37 45 4 3 0.330 189
10 0.944 SS Zack Cozart Reds 42 183 157 55 5 27 25 2 0 0.350 188
11 0.938 OF Corey Dickerson Rays 49 214 199 67 12 37 24 0 2 0.337 180
12 0.932 3B Miguel Sano Twins 45 187 157 46 11 32 37 0 0 0.293 174
13 0.927 OF Eric Thames Brewers 44 184 151 42 13 39 26 2 1 0.278 168
14 0.921 1B Mark Reynolds Rockies 48 198 175 56 13 31 43 1 1 0.320 166
15 0.91 3B Kris Bryant Cubs 46 213 178 50 11 34 23 4 3 0.281 162
15 0.91 3B Jake Lamb Diamondbacks 48 211 183 51 14 34 43 3 2 0.279 162
17 0.905 OF Marcell Ozuna Marlins 48 205 182 57 12 25 35 0 1 0.313 160
18 0.899 3B Anthony Rendon Nationals 47 197 168 48 9 24 32 3 1 0.286 148
19 0.888 OF Matt Kemp Braves 38 169 160 55 8 22 27 0 1 0.344 142
19 0.888 3B Nolan Arenado Rockies 51 221 198 56 12 35 34 1 0 0.283 142
21 0.877 2B Daniel Murphy Nationals 45 194 178 56 9 30 33 0 0 0.315 141
21 0.877 DH Nelson Cruz Mariners 49 203 175 50 12 20 41 1 0 0.286 141
23 0.871 C Buster Posey Giants 41 169 144 48 7 21 11 1 0 0.333 139
24 0.86 1B Logan Morrison Rays 50 197 167 42 14 26 35 0 0 0.251 135
24 0.86 SS Corey Seager Dodgers 50 215 183 52 7 36 23 2 0 0.284 135
26 0.854 SS Francisco Lindor Indians 47 211 187 53 11 33 24 2 1 0.283 133
27 0.843 2B Jedd Gyorko Cardinals 41 162 149 48 8 21 21 2 0 0.322 131
27 0.843 OF Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 48 208 189 53 13 26 34 0 0 0.280 131
29 0.832 3B Justin Turner Dodgers 39 162 140 53 1 18 17 2 0 0.379 128
29 0.832 3B Eugenio Suarez Reds 48 196 174 51 10 30 30 3 2 0.293 128
31 0.826 2B Jose Altuve Astros 50 211 190 57 7 31 24 10 2 0.300 127
32 0.821 1B Justin Bour Marlins 48 188 166 46 13 23 33 0 0 0.277 126
33 0.81 DH Avisail Garcia White Sox 47 190 178 59 8 26 37 0 2 0.331 123
33 0.81 SS Xander Bogaerts Red Sox 45 193 175 58 1 30 18 8 0 0.331 123
35 0.804 OF Aaron Altherr Phillies 41 152 132 40 8 25 26 3 2 0.303 119
36 0.798 1B Jose Abreu White Sox 48 207 192 58 10 32 28 0 0 0.302 118
37 0.793 SS Carlos Correa Astros 45 196 172 52 7 30 27 0 0 0.302 117
38 0.787 SS Chris Owings Diamondbacks 48 188 176 57 6 21 27 9 2 0.324 116
39 0.782 2B Jed Lowrie Athletics 48 202 180 54 6 31 16 0 0 0.300 114
40 0.776 OF Brett Gardner Yankees 43 187 161 43 9 32 22 5 1 0.267 112
41 0.77 1B Brandon Belt Giants 50 214 181 43 10 27 22 2 0 0.238 111
42 0.765 1B Justin Smoak Blue Jays 49 175 158 44 11 26 30 0 0 0.278 110
43 0.748 OF Steven Souza Jr. Rays 47 202 168 44 8 21 29 1 1 0.262 109
43 0.748 2B Starlin Castro Yankees 47 203 191 62 7 32 28 0 0 0.325 109
43 0.748 2B Robinson Cano Mariners 40 177 160 47 9 23 32 0 0 0.294 109
46 0.737 OF Jay Bruce Mets 45 201 178 46 12 28 34 0 1 0.258 108
46 0.737 OF Adam Duvall Reds 48 202 186 51 13 29 43 3 1 0.274 108
48 0.731 OF Mookie Betts Red Sox 46 210 186 50 7 29 30 8 1 0.269 107
49 0.726 3B Travis Shaw Brewers 44 187 176 51 9 24 35 3 0 0.290 106
50 0.72 1B Anthony Rizzo Cubs 48 222 184 44 12 26 30 4 0 0.239 105
51 0.709 OF Matt Holliday Yankees 44 174 148 39 9 19 30 1 0 0.264 99
51 0.709 OF Khris Davis Athletics 47 199 172 39 15 28 31 1 0 0.227 99
53 0.703 1B Mitch Moreland Red Sox 48 197 169 46 5 25 26 0 1 0.272 97
54 0.698 OF Michael Brantley Indians 41 176 158 48 5 21 21 5 1 0.304 96
55 0.687 C Yasmani Grandal Dodgers 43 162 144 42 5 16 23 0 0 0.292 94
55 0.687 OF Domingo Santana Brewers 47 178 152 41 7 26 27 4 2 0.270 94
57 0.681 1B Eric Hosmer Royals 49 204 185 56 4 22 16 3 0 0.303 93
58 0.675 1B Wil Myers Padres 51 218 200 53 11 27 29 5 3 0.265 92
59 0.653 OF Jayson Werth Nationals 42 172 146 40 7 26 16 4 3 0.274 90
59 0.653 3B Matt Carpenter Cardinals 44 191 152 34 9 23 27 0 1 0.224 90
59 0.653 OF Kevin Pillar Blue Jays 48 216 197 57 7 31 13 8 4 0.289 90
59 0.653 OF Jose Bautista Blue Jays 50 217 180 43 9 32 27 3 0 0.239 90
63 0.648 OF Scott Schebler Reds 47 189 170 41 15 22 29 3 1 0.241 88
64 0.642 OF Justin Upton Tigers 47 191 165 40 9 29 23 5 2 0.242 86
65 0.636 3B Joey Gallo Rangers 50 187 162 32 15 32 32 4 0 0.198 85
66 0.625 2B Jean Segura Mariners 39 180 168 57 4 28 20 6 6 0.339 83
66 0.625 OF Cameron Maybin Angels 43 184 154 38 3 29 12 12 1 0.247 83
68 0.62 2B Josh Harrison Pirates 49 206 184 57 6 20 16 5 3 0.310 82
69 0.614 3B Jose Ramirez Indians 47 195 175 48 7 24 25 3 3 0.274 79
70 0.603 2B Brian Dozier Twins 42 199 170 43 7 22 20 8 5 0.253 78
70 0.603 1B Chris Davis Orioles 47 196 167 38 10 26 18 0 0 0.228 78
72 0.597 OF David Peralta Diamondbacks 43 171 159 49 4 25 12 4 1 0.308 77
73 0.592 OF A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks 37 163 154 46 2 26 11 11 2 0.299 76
74 0.586 OF Nomar Mazara Rangers 47 196 177 48 6 23 32 2 0 0.271 72
75 0.575 2B Ben Zobrist Cubs 41 162 142 37 6 17 18 0 0 0.261 71
75 0.575 OF Andrew Benintendi Red Sox 47 212 183 50 5 27 27 7 1 0.273 71
77 0.569 C J.T. Realmuto Marlins 42 172 156 47 4 19 18 1 1 0.301 70
78 0.553 OF Max Kepler Twins 44 180 157 40 5 23 21 3 1 0.255 69
78 0.553 OF Nick Markakis Braves 48 210 186 56 1 26 24 0 1 0.301 69
78 0.553 OF Lorenzo Cain Royals 47 200 174 46 2 17 10 12 0 0.264 69
81 0.547 2B Cesar Hernandez Phillies 47 213 195 56 5 35 12 6 3 0.287 68
82 0.541 2B Neil Walker Mets 47 204 184 49 6 27 28 0 0 0.266 66
83 0.525 3B Mike Moustakas Royals 44 186 177 45 13 23 26 0 0 0.254 65
83 0.525 C Salvador Perez Royals 46 185 172 46 11 17 29 0 0 0.267 65
83 0.525 OF Josh Reddick Astros 47 183 161 45 6 27 20 2 2 0.280 65
86 0.508 OF Brandon Drury Diamondbacks 45 175 164 49 4 18 19 1 1 0.299 64
86 0.508 2B Jonathan Schoop Orioles 46 184 167 46 7 23 22 0 0 0.275 64
86 0.508 DH Edwin Encarnacion Indians 48 208 173 39 9 21 20 1 0 0.225 64
89 0.497 2B Kolten Wong Cardinals 41 157 133 37 1 18 16 3 1 0.278 63
89 0.497 SS Elvis Andrus Rangers 50 212 198 55 6 27 22 10 4 0.278 63
91 0.486 1B Joe Mauer Twins 41 171 152 43 3 23 18 0 0 0.283 62
91 0.486 1B Josh Bell Pirates 51 187 166 39 9 24 20 1 1 0.235 62
93 0.48 2B Dustin Pedroia Red Sox 44 196 170 50 2 17 21 1 2 0.294 60
94 0.463 1B Hanley Ramirez Red Sox 41 168 146 39 6 21 20 1 2 0.267 59
94 0.463 OF Christian Yelich Marlins 46 203 179 48 6 32 22 3 0 0.268 59
94 0.463 DH Carlos Santana Indians 48 218 190 44 5 27 29 2 0 0.232 59
97 0.452 OF Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees 39 153 135 38 4 19 14 8 2 0.281 58
97 0.452 1B Tommy Joseph Phillies 44 164 148 38 8 21 24 1 0 0.257 58
99 0.435 OF George Springer Astros 46 204 181 44 11 32 28 0 2 0.243 57
99 0.435 2B Brandon Phillips Braves 44 168 156 47 3 21 16 7 2 0.301 57
99 0.435 OF Yasmany Tomas Diamondbacks 42 164 150 37 8 19 31 0 0 0.247 57
102 0.424 C Matt Wieters Nationals 39 152 137 38 4 15 17 1 0 0.277 54
102 0.424 OF Ender Inciarte Braves 48 225 208 59 5 31 18 9 4 0.284 54
104 0.407 OF Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 43 182 153 38 5 23 21 3 2 0.248 52
104 0.407 1B Miguel Cabrera Tigers 37 158 136 35 5 14 19 0 1 0.257 52
104 0.407 3B Evan Longoria Rays 51 230 204 49 7 28 23 1 0 0.240 52
107 0.396 OF Dexter Fowler Cardinals 43 182 158 36 6 26 18 1 0 0.228 51
107 0.396 SS Andrelton Simmons Angels 52 216 196 55 4 18 20 4 2 0.281 51
109 0.391 3B Manny Machado Orioles 47 210 186 41 10 22 25 2 1 0.220 50
110 0.385 OF Keon Broxton Brewers 45 167 153 40 5 27 14 10 5 0.261 49
111 0.379 3B Kyle Seager Mariners 48 200 173 44 4 16 22 0 0 0.254 48
112 0.374 3B Hernan Perez Brewers 44 161 151 40 5 20 20 2 1 0.265 47
113 0.363 OF Carlos Gomez Rangers 38 164 142 35 4 19 13 5 2 0.246 46
113 0.363 OF Hunter Renfroe Padres 51 201 186 44 9 20 20 2 0 0.237 46
115 0.357 DH Kendrys Morales Blue Jays 46 188 174 43 9 21 26 0 0 0.247 45
116 0.351 OF Leury Garcia White Sox 44 159 145 40 6 22 17 4 2 0.276 42
117 0.346 3B Ryon Healy Athletics 48 193 184 48 8 19 22 0 1 0.261 40
118 0.34 OF Billy Hamilton Reds 46 218 199 51 1 36 16 26 3 0.256 39
119 0.335 2B Ryan Schimpf Padres 46 177 147 24 13 21 24 0 0 0.163 38
120 0.329 OF Mark Trumbo Orioles 48 209 195 51 7 29 23 1 0 0.262 37
121 0.318 C Francisco Cervelli Pirates 42 161 141 36 3 19 20 0 2 0.255 36
121 0.318 DH Victor Martinez Tigers 45 187 163 42 4 14 25 0 0 0.258 36
123 0.312 2B DJ LeMahieu Rockies 52 223 200 56 2 25 17 3 3 0.280 35
124 0.307 SS Aledmys Diaz Cardinals 44 194 184 49 5 19 14 4 1 0.266 33
125 0.301 OF Yasiel Puig Dodgers 48 192 172 39 9 24 27 6 2 0.227 32
126 0.296 3B Eduardo Nunez Giants 48 194 184 52 2 21 17 13 2 0.283 29
127 0.29 OF Trea Turner Nationals 39 173 165 41 5 28 23 11 2 0.248 28
128 0.284 OF Kevin Kiermaier Rays 53 225 198 49 4 26 15 9 4 0.247 27
129 0.279 SS Jordy Mercer Pirates 49 191 165 40 4 19 17 0 3 0.242 26
130 0.268 3B Yunel Escobar Angels 38 170 158 42 5 22 17 0 2 0.266 25
130 0.268 OF Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 47 198 176 43 4 22 17 0 0 0.244 25
132 0.256 OF Adam Jones Orioles 45 202 190 49 8 23 21 1 1 0.258 24
132 0.256 2B Devon Travis Blue Jays 44 173 163 41 4 20 19 4 2 0.252 24
134 0.251 3B Trevor Plouffe Athletics 46 167 152 37 6 20 13 1 1 0.243 21
135 0.234 3B Danny Valencia Mariners 44 174 157 38 4 14 16 1 1 0.242 20
135 0.234 2B Dee Gordon Marlins 47 205 190 53 0 25 8 15 2 0.279 20
135 0.234 SS Tim Beckham Rays 48 199 187 48 7 18 23 2 0 0.257 20
138 0.223 2B Ian Kinsler Tigers 41 181 159 38 4 30 11 1 2 0.239 19
138 0.223 3B Todd Frazier White Sox 41 167 140 26 6 21 21 3 1 0.186 19
140 0.201 3B Alex Bregman Astros 48 187 168 42 3 17 14 4 2 0.250 17
140 0.201 OF Melky Cabrera White Sox 46 198 181 46 5 26 26 0 0 0.254 17
140 0.201 SS Freddy Galvis Phillies 48 190 172 41 4 17 24 3 1 0.238 17
140 0.201 3B Chase Headley Yankees 43 174 158 36 3 22 20 5 0 0.228 17
144 0.189 C Yadier Molina Cardinals 41 176 159 42 4 16 19 3 2 0.264 15
144 0.189 DH Albert Pujols Angels 45 195 181 45 6 15 34 1 0 0.249 15
146 0.178 3B Yangervis Solarte Padres 51 206 180 43 3 16 24 2 0 0.239 13
146 0.178 OF Andrew McCutchen Pirates 49 203 183 39 7 21 23 5 1 0.213 13
148 0.167 OF Manuel Margot Padres 47 200 185 48 4 16 13 5 5 0.259 12
148 0.167 SS Jorge Polanco Twins 40 173 155 39 2 17 19 2 1 0.252 12
150 0.162 OF Eddie Rosario Twins 44 159 148 39 4 18 12 1 3 0.264 9
151 0.156 2B Joe Panik Giants 48 195 176 43 2 20 14 2 0 0.244 5
152 0.139 OF Michael Saunders Phillies 47 170 160 37 6 23 19 0 1 0.231 4
152 0.139 DH Carlos Beltran Astros 44 177 165 39 5 21 15 0 0 0.236 4
152 0.139 OF Randal Grichuk Cardinals 46 181 167 37 4 19 19 5 1 0.222 4
155 0.134 OF Kyle Schwarber Cubs 44 192 164 29 7 21 19 0 0 0.177 1
156 0.122 3B Yulieski Gurriel Astros 44 170 160 42 4 18 17 0 1 0.263 -1
156 0.122 1B Mike Napoli Rangers 48 195 175 34 11 21 25 0 0 0.194 -1
158 0.1 OF Jarrod Dyson Mariners 47 171 147 33 2 24 11 14 3 0.224 -2
158 0.1 SS Tim Anderson White Sox 42 181 175 45 5 22 12 3 0 0.257 -2
158 0.1 OF Matt Joyce Athletics 42 155 134 26 5 15 17 1 1 0.194 -2
158 0.1 SS Jonathan Villar Brewers 49 212 192 42 5 25 24 12 3 0.219 -2
162 0.094 3B Jose Reyes Mets 47 195 174 36 3 25 17 6 0 0.207 -5
163 0.089 3B Nick Castellanos Tigers 48 210 189 41 4 22 25 1 1 0.217 -6
164 0.083 C Austin Hedges Padres 48 165 151 31 8 16 21 0 1 0.205 -8
165 0.078 SS Addison Russell Cubs 46 183 166 36 3 26 19 2 0 0.217 -9
166 0.072 OF Curtis Granderson Mets 47 181 162 31 4 21 19 1 0 0.191 -10
167 0.067 SS Orlando Arcia Brewers 46 167 156 38 4 22 17 1 3 0.244 -12
168 0.061 3B Maikel Franco Phillies 45 187 169 36 6 17 28 0 0 0.213 -14
169 0.05 SS Jose Peraza Reds 46 191 182 47 1 23 15 10 2 0.258 -17
169 0.05 OF Kole Calhoun Angels 50 215 191 40 5 20 16 2 0 0.209 -17
171 0.044 SS Dansby Swanson Braves 47 192 168 32 4 19 18 1 0 0.190 -26
172 0.039 SS Erick Aybar Padres 46 166 148 29 4 15 8 5 1 0.196 -27
173 0.033 OF Byron Buxton Twins 43 148 131 25 2 13 7 7 1 0.191 -30
174 0.027 2B Rougned Odor Rangers 51 214 200 42 7 24 22 5 4 0.210 -39
175 0.022 OF Odubel Herrera Phillies 48 201 189 41 3 16 13 4 3 0.217 -43
176 0.016 SS J.J. Hardy Orioles 45 171 161 35 3 13 16 0 1 0.217 -45
177 0.011 OF Alex Gordon Royals 43 174 150 26 0 10 8 1 2 0.173 -84
178 0.005 SS Alcides Escobar Royals 49 198 186 32 0 13 10 0 0 0.172 -135
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