Dynasty-league rankings: Midseason update

Dynasty-league rankings: Midseason update

The non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone. When the dust settled during the weekend, dynasty fantasy leagues had their winners and losers.

Among the winners were prospects traded to the Philadelphia Phillies, with whom each should have an ample opportunity to earn aggressive promotions to the Majors. Among the losers is pitching prospect Jeff Hoffman, who will be forced to call Coors Field home if he is lucky enough to reach the big leagues.

As with my previous rankings from the spring, I recommend that owners who play in shallower keeper leagues lower their prospects and slightly raise starting pitchers in the rankings. And, as evidenced by my rankings, I continue to strongly prefer the reliability of hitters to the volatility of starting pitchers.

  1. Mike Trout, OF
  2. Bryce Harper, OF
  3. Carlos Correa, SS
  4. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B
  5. Giancarlo Stanton, OF
  6. Manny Machado, 3B
  7. Kris Bryant, 3B
  8. Andrew McCutchen, OF
  9. Anthony Rizzo, 1B
  10. Yasiel Puig, OF
  11. Mookie Betts, OF
  12. Xander Bogaerts, SS
  13. George Springer, OF
  14. Nolan Arenado, 3B
  15. Jose Abreu, 1B
  16. Josh Donaldson, 3B
  17. Clayton Kershaw, SP
  18. Jose Altuve, 2B
  19. Miguel Cabrera, 1B
  20. Troy Tulowitzki, SS
  21. Joc Pederson, OF
  22. Jose Fernandez, SP
  23. Miguel Sano, 3B
  24. Corey Seager, SS
  25. Billy Hamilton, OF
  26. Byron Buxton, OF
  27. Anthony Rendon, 2B
  28. Buster Posey, C
  29. Rougned Odor, 2B
  30. Jorge Soler, OF
  31. Jason Kipnis, 2B
  32. Freddie Freeman, 1B
  33. Dee Gordon, 2B
  34. Justin Upton, OF
  35. J.D. Martinez, OF
  36. Todd Frazier, 3B
  37. Addison Russell, SS
  38. Christian Yelich, OF
  39. Starling Marte, OF
  40. Chris Sale, SP
  41. Ryan Braun, OF
  42. Jason Heyward, OF
  43. Adam Jones, OF
  44. Carlos Gomez, OF
  45. Joey Votto, 1B
  46. A.J. Pollock, OF
  47. Gerrit Cole, SP
  48. Madison Bumgarner, SP
  49. Felix Hernandez, SP
  50. Michael Brantley, OF

Find my entire Top 500 dynasty players list here.

Tom Trudeau works in business development for MLB.com and has been playing dynasty-league fantasy baseball for years. He has also participated in the expert league LABR (League of Alternative Baseball Reality). You can follow him @TomTrudeau. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.