Up this week are the May rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.
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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH
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Dropping off: Jordy Mercer (47th), Jose Reyes (51st), JT Riddle (52nd), Richie Martin (53rd)
- I didn’t think Tim Anderson was going to break through as a hitter this year, and I’m still not convinced that he’ll be an above average bat the rest of the way. However, he’s a good enough bet in homers and steals to warrant a spot in the top 10 at the extremely deep shortstop position. The top 11 players here are all in the first 50 of this month’s top 300.
- Garrett Hampson entered the year as one of the league’s most intriguing sleepers, but though he’s received plenty of playing time in Colorado, he has been thoroughly unimpressive while hitting .184/.203/.276 with a 21/2 K/BB ratio in 80 plate appearances. He’s at the bottom of the league when it comes to exit velocity, too. He still has two big things going for him: Coors Field and about as much steal potential as anyone in the NL. However, he probably belongs in Triple-A right now.
With Hampson disappointing and Ryan McMahon also not doing a whole lot yet, it’s worth wondering if the Rockies will give Brendan Rodgers a shot at second base. Rodgers is playing mostly second base in Triple-A and hitting .326/.396/.629 for Albuquerque. He’ll be worth trying in mixed leagues if he gets the call.