With baseball season ongoing, everyone is putting their best foot forward. With so many great professional baseball players, you have to be exceptionally good to be included on the top ranking. Below is a list of players who make it to the top of the 2018 Fantasy Baseball Ranking.
Mike Trout – CF – LAA
Though 2017 was not a good season for Trout since he missed significant amount of time due to a torn UCL in his thumb, this 26 years old player has a good 2018 in front of him.
In the past week, he hit .320 with three home runs, six RBIs, and eight runs scored. This comes as no surprise to anyone as he has hit his way to a career .305/.409/.566 slash line. These figures alone should convince you that you should include him in your fantasy lineup. Another reason why he should be on your top pick: he currently leads the AL in home runs and runs, and is top ten in RBIs, walks, stolen bases, slugging, and OPS.
Jose Altuve 2B – HOU
If there’s one person that could challenge Trout on the top spot of fantasy baseball, it would be Altuve. He had a fantastic 2016 season and it’s more likely that it will be carbon-copied this year. With outstanding counting stats and elite batting average, there’s no doubt Altuve will keep his place on the top rank. With solid six-game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of the 16 games played this season, this 2017 AL MVP will continue to heat up.
Nolan Arenado 3B – COL
Arenado is a consistent elite baseball player, with 2017 marked his third straight season with at least 37 home runs and 130 RBI. With his impressive numbers (.283 batting average and a .531 slugging percentage), there’s no doubt that you should leave him off your fantasy baseball ranking.
Though he got 5 games suspension because he was involved in a brawl, Arenado will return to the game joining the series finale against the Pirates.
Trea Turner SS – WSH
Though a wrist fracture caused by a hit-by-pitch made Turner missed more than a third of the season, this did not tainted his reliability as a true fantasy hero. He gained the most elite base-stealer in the game when he stole an incredible 46 bases in just 98 games. He also has an impressive 11 home runs, 75 runs, and a decent batting average. Though having a slow start this season, Turner has been batting leadoff more often recently after starting the season batting fifth and sixth in the order.
Mookie Betts RF – BOS
It was quiet a disappointing 2017 season for Betts, with majority of his counting stats dropping off a bit where he dropped from .318 in 2016 to just .264 in 2017. Luck must be on his side, as his batted ball profile and speed simply do not support the .268 BABIP that he had last year. You know you’ve established yourself as a fantasy stud when a disappointing season is a .264-101-24-102-26 line.
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