Computer Projecting Nelson Cruz, Byron Buxton and Wil Myers to Come Through for Fantasy Teams

Out of the top 60 outfielders based on total projected fantasy points between now and 6/22, 15 have a projected rank that is substantially better than their season to date rank. Byron Buxton (#21) and Wil Myers (#29) are a couple outfielders who are projected to improve on their season rank in the short term. But of all the outfielders with improved short term ranking, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking one at #4, up from #61 season-to-date. There are 12 outfielders who are typically starting fantasy outfielders but are projected for fewer points than normal. George Springer, for example, is projected to be just the #135 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. If you need help at outfielder there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. Oscar Mercado, at #23, is the highest ranking outfielder of this waiver wire group.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
M. Trout (LAA) 39 FP, 10 GPB. Buxton (MIN) 28 FP, 11 GP +S. Ohtani* (LAA) 24 FP, 10 GP
M. Betts (BOS) 38 FP, 10 GPK. Davis (OAK) 27 FP, 10 GP +M. Smith (SEA) 24 FP, 11 GP
C. Yelich (MIL) 37 FP, 10 GPO. Mercado* (CLE) 26 FP, 10 GPL. Cain (MIL) 24 FP, 10 GP
N. Cruz (MIN) 36 FP, 11 GP +K. Calhoun (LAA) 26 FP, 10 GPB. Goodwin* (LAA) 23 FP, 10 GP
C. Blackmon (COL) 35 FP, 10 GPA. Jones (ARI) 26 FP, 10 GPJ. Pederson (LAD) 23 FP, 10 GP -
M. Ozuna (STL) 34 FP, 11 GPF. Reyes (SD) 26 FP, 10 GP +A. Garcia (TB) 23 FP, 11 GP
R. Acuna (ATL) 33 FP, 10 GPA. Eaton (WAS) 26 FP, 10 GP +I. Desmond* (COL) 23 FP, 10 GP
J. Martinez (BOS) 33 FP, 10 GPK. Kiermaier* (TB) 26 FP, 11 GPM. Conforto (NYM) 23 FP, 10 GP -
E. Rosario (MIN) 32 FP, 11 GPW. Myers (SD) 25 FP, 10 GP +L. Martin* (CLE) 23 FP, 10 GP
A. Meadows (TB) 32 FP, 11 GP +J. Bruce (PHI) 25 FP, 10 GPD. Dahl (COL) 23 FP, 10 GP -
M. Kepler (MIN) 31 FP, 11 GPV. Robles (WAS) 25 FP, 10 GP +J. Dyson* (ARI) 23 FP, 10 GP
D. Peralta (ARI) 31 FP, 10 GP +H. Renfroe (SD) 25 FP, 10 GP +Jose Martinez* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP
A. Benintendi (BOS) 31 FP, 10 GP +Y. Alvarez (HOU) 25 FP, 10 GP +H. Bader* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GP
A. Gordon (KC) 31 FP, 11 GPA. Hicks (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GP +D. Santana (SEA) 23 FP, 11 GP -
T. Pham (TB) 30 FP, 11 GP +J. Gallo (TEX) 25 FP, 8 GP -R. Braun (MIL) 22 FP, 10 GP
S. Choo (TEX) 29 FP, 11 GPS. Marte (PIT) 25 FP, 9 GPT. Naquin* (CLE) 22 FP, 10 GP
J. Soto (WAS) 29 FP, 10 GPN. Castellanos (DET) 25 FP, 9 GPH. Pence (TEX) 22 FP, 11 GP -
B. Harper (PHI) 29 FP, 10 GPC. Stewart* (DET) 25 FP, 9 GPG. Polanco (PIT) 22 FP, 9 GP +
M. Brantley (HOU) 29 FP, 10 GP -N. Mazara (TEX) 25 FP, 11 GPK. Schwarber (CHC) 22 FP, 10 GP -
N. Markakis (ATL) 28 FP, 10 GPR. Grichuk (TOR) 24 FP, 11 GPJ. Bradley* (BOS) 22 FP, 10 GP

Top 60 Projected Starting Pitchers 6/12 to 6/22

There are 15 starting pitchers that ordinarily are fantasy starters, that you may need to bench. Spencer Turnbull, for example, is projected to be just the #193 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 5 starting pitchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Zach Plesac, at #30, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this 'must start' group. There are a number of starting pitchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Chris Bassitt, at #29, is the highest ranking starting pitcher of this waiver wire group.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
J. Verlander (HOU) 21 FP, 3 GPS. Bieber (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GPR. Stripling* (LAD) 5 FP, 10 GP
M. Scherzer (WAS) 16 FP, 2 GPM. Boyd (DET) 7 FP, 2 GPD. Poncedeleon* (STL) 5 FP, 2 GP
C. Sale (BOS) 15 FP, 2 GPC. Hamels (CHC) 7 FP, 2 GPJ. Gray (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP +
T. Bauer (CLE) 13 FP, 2 GPA. Nola (PHI) 7 FP, 2 GPJ. Musgrove (PIT) 4 FP, 2 GP +
H. Ryu (LAD) 13 FP, 2 GPR. Hill (LAD) 7 FP, 2 GPZ. Wheeler (NYM) 4 FP, 2 GP
G. Cole (HOU) 13 FP, 2 GPP. Corbin (WAS) 7 FP, 2 GPF. Valdez* (HOU) 4 FP, 1 GP
J. Berrios (MIN) 12 FP, 3 GPJ. Flaherty (STL) 6 FP, 2 GPA. Plutko* (CLE) 4 FP, 2 GP
M. Soroka (ATL) 12 FP, 2 GPK. Hendricks (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GPM. Fiers* (OAK) 4 FP, 2 GP
W. Buehler (LAD) 12 FP, 2 GPC. Bassitt* (OAK) 6 FP, 2 GPJ. Chacin* (MIL) 4 FP, 2 GP
C. Morton (TB) 11 FP, 2 GPZ. Plesac (CLE) 6 FP, 3 GP +A. Jurado* (TEX) 4 FP, 2 GP
C. Kershaw (LAD) 11 FP, 2 GPA. Heaney (LAA) 6 FP, 2 GP +Y. Chirinos (TB) 4 FP, 3 GP -
B. Snell (TB) 10 FP, 2 GPM. Tanaka (NYY) 6 FP, 2 GPJ. Nelson (MIL) 4 FP, 2 GP +
S. Strasburg (WAS) 10 FP, 2 GPM. Minor (TEX) 5 FP, 2 GPM. Perez (MIN) 4 FP, 2 GP
Z. Greinke (ARI) 9 FP, 2 GPL. Castillo (CIN) 5 FP, 2 GP -J. Arrieta (PHI) 4 FP, 2 GP
J. deGrom (NYM) 9 FP, 2 GPM. Wacha* (STL) 5 FP, 2 GPGerman Marquez (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP
Z. Davies (MIL) 9 FP, 2 GPB. Peacock (HOU) 5 FP, 2 GPJ. Means* (BAL) 4 FP, 2 GP
J. Odorizzi (MIN) 9 FP, 2 GPN. Syndergaard (NYM) 5 FP, 2 GPL. Lynn (TEX) 4 FP, 3 GP
D. Price (BOS) 9 FP, 2 GPF. Montas (OAK) 5 FP, 2 GP -C. Anderson* (MIL) 4 FP, 1 GP
Kenta Maeda (LAD) 9 FP, 2 GPP. Lopez* (MIA) 5 FP, 2 GPJ. Lester (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP
M. Mikolas (STL) 8 FP, 3 GPW. Miley (HOU) 5 FP, 2 GPJ. Quintana (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP

Top 30 Projected Catchers 6/12 to 6/22

There are a number of catchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Pedro Severino, at #8, is the highest ranking catcher of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Yadier Molina is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Josh Phegley, for example, is projected to be just the #46 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
Y. Molina (STL) 24 FP, 11 GP +R. Perez* (CLE) 18 FP, 10 GPM. Maldonado* (KC) 15 FP, 11 GP
G. Sanchez (NYY) 23 FP, 10 GPMitch Garver (MIN) 17 FP, 11 GPJ. Alfaro (MIA) 15 FP, 10 GP -
J. Realmuto (PHI) 23 FP, 10 GPJ. Castro* (MIN) 17 FP, 11 GPT. Flowers* (ATL) 15 FP, 10 GP
Willson Contreras (CHC) 23 FP, 10 GPC. Iannetta* (COL) 17 FP, 10 GPC. Vazquez* (BOS) 15 FP, 10 GP
B. Posey (SF) 22 FP, 10 GP +K. Suzuki* (WAS) 16 FP, 10 GPA. Barnes* (LAD) 14 FP, 10 GP
W. Ramos (NYM) 21 FP, 10 GPA. Avila* (ARI) 16 FP, 10 GPD. Jansen* (TOR) 14 FP, 11 GP
O. Narvaez (SEA) 19 FP, 11 GPC. Sisco* (BAL) 16 FP, 11 GPW. Castillo* (CHW) 14 FP, 8 GP
Pedro Severino* (BAL) 19 FP, 11 GPJ. Lucroy (LAA) 16 FP, 10 GP -M. Zunino* (TB) 14 FP, 11 GP
Y. Grandal (MIL) 19 FP, 10 GP -A. Hedges* (SD) 16 FP, 10 GPB. McCann* (ATL) 14 FP, 10 GP
R. Chirinos (HOU) 19 FP, 10 GPC. Kelly* (ARI) 15 FP, 10 GPE. Diaz* (PIT) 14 FP, 9 GP

Top 30 Projected First Basemen 6/12 to 6/22

There are a number of first basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #12, Justin Smoak is the highest ranking one. There are 7 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Carlos Santana is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Jose Abreu, for example, is projected to be just the #28 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
C. Santana (CLE) 35 FP, 10 GP +M. Muncy (LAD) 28 FP, 10 GPJ. Aguilar* (MIL) 25 FP, 10 GP
F. Freeman (ATL) 34 FP, 10 GPJ. Smoak* (TOR) 28 FP, 11 GPJ. Bauers* (CLE) 24 FP, 10 GP
C. Bellinger (LAD) 33 FP, 10 GPJ. Bell (PIT) 28 FP, 9 GP -R. McMahon* (COL) 24 FP, 10 GP
D. Vogelbach (SEA) 32 FP, 11 GP +P. Alonso (NYM) 28 FP, 10 GP -L. Voit (NYY) 23 FP, 10 GP -
R. Hoskins (PHI) 32 FP, 10 GPH. Dozier (KC) 26 FP, 11 GPM. Olson (OAK) 23 FP, 10 GP +
E. Encarnacion (SEA) 32 FP, 11 GPR. Tellez* (TOR) 26 FP, 11 GPJ. Votto (CIN) 23 FP, 10 GP
A. Rizzo (CHC) 31 FP, 10 GPC. Cron (MIN) 26 FP, 11 GPY. Gurriel (HOU) 23 FP, 10 GP -
E. Hosmer (SD) 31 FP, 10 GP +D. Murphy (COL) 25 FP, 10 GP +J. Abreu (CHW) 22 FP, 8 GP -
P. Goldschmidt (STL) 30 FP, 11 GP +M. Chavis (BOS) 25 FP, 10 GP +A. Pujols* (LAA) 22 FP, 10 GP
T. Mancini (BAL) 29 FP, 11 GPJ. Choi* (TB) 25 FP, 11 GPR. O'Hearn* (KC) 22 FP, 11 GP

Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 6/12 to 6/22

There are a number of second basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Ildemaro Vargas, at #9, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 2 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Jonathan Schoop, at #5, is the highest ranking second baseman of this 'must start' group. There are only 5 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Robinson Cano, for example, is projected to be just the #39 second baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
W. Merrifield (KC) 34 FP, 11 GPR. Odor* (TEX) 25 FP, 11 GPN. Lopez* (KC) 22 FP, 11 GP
K. Marte (ARI) 28 FP, 10 GPD. Dietrich (CIN) 24 FP, 10 GPJ. McNeil (NYM) 22 FP, 10 GP -
M. Moustakas (MIL) 28 FP, 10 GPC. Hernandez (PHI) 24 FP, 10 GPH. Kendrick* (WAS) 22 FP, 10 GP
O. Albies (ATL) 27 FP, 10 GPH. Alberto* (BAL) 24 FP, 11 GPJ. Kipnis* (CLE) 20 FP, 10 GP
J. Schoop (MIN) 26 FP, 11 GP +J. Profar (OAK) 23 FP, 10 GPS. Castro* (MIA) 20 FP, 10 GP
G. Torres (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GPD. Gordon (SEA) 23 FP, 11 GP +D. Fletcher (LAA) 19 FP, 10 GP -
D. LeMahieu (NYY) 25 FP, 10 GPK. Wong* (STL) 23 FP, 11 GPC. Biggio* (TOR) 19 FP, 11 GP
B. Lowe (TB) 25 FP, 11 GPI. Kinsler* (SD) 23 FP, 10 GPJ. Panik* (SF) 19 FP, 10 GP
Ildemaro Vargas* (ARI) 25 FP, 10 GPB. Dozier* (WAS) 22 FP, 10 GPB. Holt* (BOS) 19 FP, 10 GP
J. Villar (BAL) 25 FP, 11 GPN. Goodrum* (DET) 22 FP, 9 GPR. Rodriguez* (DET) 19 FP, 9 GP

Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 6/12 to 6/22

There are a number of third basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #14, Kyle Seager is the highest ranking one. There are only 5 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #3, Jose Ramirez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 3 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Eduardo Escobar, for example, is projected to be just the #19 third baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
N. Arenado (COL) 39 FP, 10 GPV. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 28 FP, 11 GP +B. Anderson* (MIA) 25 FP, 10 GP
A. Rendon (WAS) 36 FP, 10 GPJ. Turner (LAD) 28 FP, 10 GPD. Bote* (CHC) 25 FP, 10 GP
J. Ramirez (CLE) 35 FP, 10 GP +M. Chapman (OAK) 27 FP, 10 GP -M. Franco* (PHI) 25 FP, 10 GP
A. Bregman (HOU) 35 FP, 10 GPK. Seager* (SEA) 26 FP, 11 GPR. Ruiz* (BAL) 24 FP, 11 GP
A. Cabrera (TEX) 32 FP, 11 GP +R. Nunez* (BAL) 26 FP, 11 GPE. Longoria* (SF) 23 FP, 10 GP
K. Bryant (CHC) 32 FP, 10 GPM. Sano* (MIN) 26 FP, 11 GPM. Gonzalez* (MIN) 22 FP, 11 GP
Y. Diaz (TB) 30 FP, 11 GP +J. Donaldson (ATL) 26 FP, 10 GPT. Shaw* (MIL) 21 FP, 10 GP
R. Devers (BOS) 30 FP, 10 GPE. Suarez (CIN) 26 FP, 10 GP -Johan Camargo* (ATL) 19 FP, 10 GP
T. La Stella (LAA) 29 FP, 10 GPE. Escobar (ARI) 25 FP, 10 GP -T. Frazier* (NYM) 19 FP, 10 GP
M. Carpenter (STL) 29 FP, 11 GP +C. Cuthbert* (KC) 25 FP, 11 GPD. Lugo* (DET) 17 FP, 9 GP

Top 30 Projected Shortstops 6/12 to 6/22

If you need help at shortstop there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Lourdes Gurriel, at #17, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 5 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Francisco Lindor is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Tim Anderson, for example, is projected to be just the #22 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
F. Lindor (CLE) 38 FP, 10 GP +M. Machado (SD) 28 FP, 10 GPT. Beckham* (SEA) 22 FP, 11 GP
X. Bogaerts (BOS) 34 FP, 10 GPJ. Segura (PHI) 28 FP, 10 GPT. Anderson (CHW) 21 FP, 8 GP -
J. Polanco (MIN) 33 FP, 11 GPD. Swanson (ATL) 26 FP, 10 GP -O. Arcia* (MIL) 21 FP, 10 GP
A. Mondesi (KC) 33 FP, 11 GP +M. Semien (OAK) 26 FP, 10 GP -A. Rosario* (NYM) 21 FP, 10 GP
T. Story (COL) 33 FP, 10 GPD. Gregorius (NYY) 26 FP, 10 GP +C. Taylor* (LAD) 21 FP, 10 GP
F. Tatis Jr. (SD) 30 FP, 10 GP +C. Seager (LAD) 25 FP, 10 GP -L. Rengifo* (LAA) 20 FP, 10 GP
E. Andrus (TEX) 30 FP, 11 GPLourdes Gurriel* (TOR) 24 FP, 11 GPA. Diaz* (HOU) 19 FP, 9 GP
J. Baez (CHC) 29 FP, 10 GPS. Kingery* (PHI) 24 FP, 10 GPJ.T. Riddle* (MIA) 19 FP, 10 GP
T. Turner (WAS) 29 FP, 10 GP +W. Adames* (TB) 22 FP, 11 GPK. Newman* (PIT) 18 FP, 9 GP
P. DeJong (STL) 28 FP, 11 GPN. Ahmed* (ARI) 22 FP, 10 GPE. Adrianza* (MIN) 18 FP, 11 GP

Top 60 Projected Relievers 6/12 to 6/22

There are no widely owned relievers who are significantly exceeding their current rank in the short term. All widely owned relievers are projected to at least come close to their current season ranking in the short term.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
K. Jansen (LAD) 23 FP, 10 GPF. Vazquez (PIT) 12 FP, 9 GPGiovanny Gallegos (STL) 3 FP, 11 GP
R. Osuna (HOU) 23 FP, 10 GPP. Strop (CHC) 12 FP, 10 GPA. Swarzak (ATL) 3 FP, 10 GP
J. Hader (MIL) 22 FP, 10 GPS. Romo (MIA) 11 FP, 10 GPA. Bradley (ARI) 3 FP, 10 GP
B. Hand (CLE) 21 FP, 10 GPW. Smith (SF) 10 FP, 10 GPJ. Jeffress (MIL) 3 FP, 10 GP
J. Hicks (STL) 20 FP, 11 GPR. Elias (SEA) 10 FP, 11 GPB. Workman (BOS) 3 FP, 10 GP
S. Doolittle (WAS) 20 FP, 10 GPT. Rogers (MIN) 10 FP, 11 GPR. Pressly (HOU) 3 FP, 10 GP
B. Treinen (OAK) 19 FP, 10 GPS. Greene (DET) 9 FP, 9 GPT. Clippard (CLE) 2 FP, 10 GP
A. Chapman (NYY) 17 FP, 10 GPS. Armstrong (BAL) 8 FP, 11 GPE. Pagan (TB) 2 FP, 11 GP
K. Yates (SD) 17 FP, 10 GPI. Kennedy (KC) 7 FP, 11 GPRyne Stanek (TB) 2 FP, 11 GP
E. Diaz (NYM) 17 FP, 10 GPJose Alvarado (TB) 7 FP, 10 GPJ. Diaz (COL) 2 FP, 10 GP
W. Davis (COL) 16 FP, 10 GPL. Jackson (ATL) 7 FP, 10 GPSeth Lugo (NYM) 2 FP, 10 GP
H. Neris (PHI) 14 FP, 10 GPT. Buttrey (LAA) 7 FP, 10 GPT. May (MIN) 2 FP, 11 GP
S. Kelley (TEX) 14 FP, 11 GPC. Kimbrel (CHC) 6 FP, 3 GPJose Leclerc (TEX) 2 FP, 11 GP
G. Holland (ARI) 14 FP, 10 GPA. Colome (CHW) 6 FP, 8 GPL. Hendriks (OAK) 2 FP, 10 GP
K. Giles (TOR) 13 FP, 11 GPH. Hembree (BOS) 4 FP, 10 GPN. Ramirez (LAA) 2 FP, 10 GP
D. Castillo (TB) 13 FP, 11 GPM. Walden (BOS) 4 FP, 10 GPJohn Gant (STL) 2 FP, 11 GP
H. Robles (LAA) 13 FP, 10 GPC. Martin (TEX) 4 FP, 11 GPJ. Brebbia (STL) 2 FP, 11 GP
B. Parker (MIN) 13 FP, 11 GPA. Miller (STL) 4 FP, 11 GPZ. Britton (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP
R. Iglesias (CIN) 13 FP, 10 GPR. Brasier (BOS) 4 FP, 8 GPNick Wittgren (CLE) 2 FP, 10 GP
M. Barnes (BOS) 12 FP, 10 GPH. Rondon (HOU) 3 FP, 10 GPA. Ottavino (NYY) 2 FP, 10 GP