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Derek VanRiper

Derek VanRiper

Derek is the Senior Baseball Editor for RotoWire.com, where he's been a two-time finalist for the FSWA's Baseball Writer of the Year award, and winner of the Best Football Article on the Web (2009) and Best Baseball Article on the Web (2010) awards. Derek also co-hosts RotoWire Fantasy Sports Today on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio (XM 87, Sirius 210) from 11a-2p ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

As I mentioned while filling in on "Charging the Mound" a few weeks back, I'm a fan of in-season re-drafts.

Fortunately, Ron Shandler is putting together a one-month league (salary cap style) on his site, RonShandler.com.

Of course, as noted in this space in recent weeks, one of the biggest challenges in trading is the lack of a true in-season pricing guide.

The next edition of the RotoWire Roundtable will come out early next week, and I have completed my Top-200 Overall List with commentary to share for this week's column. Hopefully, these rankings will help scratch the itch as far as helping to establish some semblance of a guide. If nothing else, they should generate good dialogue in the comments section below.

RkPlayerPosComments
1Miguel Cabrera3B
2Carlos GonzalezOF
3Mike TroutOF
4Chris Davis1BThis accounts for an expected .280 BA from today forward.
5Paul Goldschmidt1B
6Evan Longoria3BSo far so good for Longo's hamstrings.
7Robinson Cano2B
8Joey Votto1B
9Prince Fielder1B
10Andrew McCutchenOF
11Yu DarvishSPWhat would he do in a pitcher-friendly home environment?
12Clayton KershawSP
13Adam JonesOF
14Edwin Encarnacion1B
15David Wright3B
16Giancarlo StantonOF
17Bryce HarperOFWithout knee injury, could have been 10 spots higher.
18Jose BautistaOF
19Adam WainwrightSPThe Cardinals are smarter than I am. The Cardinals are smarter than I am....
20Max ScherzerSP
21Adrian Beltre3BReminder: Don't touch his head.
22Jean SeguraSSHow will he fare in the game of adjustments over the next three months?
23Stephen StrasburgSPPerhaps my personal lesson in not drafting for team context?
24Matt HarveySPWill almost certainly be higher on 2014 rankings, any IP limit in 2H?
25Albert Pujols1B
26Jose ReyesSS
27Carlos GomezOFEven w/a Braun injury, never thought Gomez would rank ahead of him.
28Justin UptonOF
29Jason Kipnis2BHas been excellent since shaking spring/early-season elbow injury.
30Felix HernandezSP
31Jay BruceOF
32David OrtizDHSimply amazing; fear of clogging the UT spot is overrated.
33Dustin Pedroia2BBanking on something of a return in his power.
34Freddie Freeman1B
35Yadier MolinaC
36Craig KimbrelRP
37Aroldis ChapmanRP
38Buster PoseyC
39Cliff LeeSPHoping a contender deals for him, ideally a National League one.
40Madison BumgarnerSP
41Jason HeywardOF
42Yasiel PuigOFShocked when Bernie Pleskoff said Puig is his current 1st pick for 2014.
43Hanley RamirezSS
44Ian Kinsler2B
45Everth CabreraSSSB down around the league, how does he respond to hamstring injury?
46Allen Craig1B
47Chris SaleSPAll flavors of nasty. Workload jump kept price down in March.
48Shelby MillerSP
49Troy TulowitzkiSS
50Carlos SantanaCSurprised he's struggled relative to improvement in the lineup around him.
51Jacoby EllsburyOFAny semblance of power returning would merit 20-25 spot jump.
52Mark TrumboOF
53Ian DesmondSSI don't hold Adam Jones' plate discipline against him, have to follow suit.
54Matt CainSP
55Justin VerlanderSP
56Cole HamelsSP
57Matt HollidayOF
58Shin-Soo ChooOF
59Joe MauerC
60Mariano RiveraRP
61Yoenis CespedesOFHope he's not a Cuban David Boston in baseball spikes.
62Ryan Zimmerman3B
63Starling MarteOF
64Domonic BrownOFWrestled with this one a lot. How early would you take him?
65Nelson CruzOFSomehow isn't getting much attention for how well he's hit this year.
66Aaron Hill2BAggressive given the nature of his injury; speaks to limited 2B depth.
67Adrian Gonzalez1B
68Brandon Phillips2B
69Ryan BraunOFFewer SB; concern that power might be sapped even after return from DL.
70James ShieldsSP
71Jordan ZimmermannSP
72Johnny CuetoSP
73Alex RiosOF
74Alex GordonOF
75Anthony Rizzo1B
76Kenley JansenRPWonder if he would actually fall this far in a draft today?
77Jason GrilliRPWish I had believed in the skills growth before the season, huge profit.
78Michael CuddyerOFDelivering value he was expected to a year ago before injuries derailed him.
79Hunter PenceOF
80Mat LatosSP
81David PriceSPWhich version of Price do the Rays get back from the disabled list?
82Gio GonzalezSP
83Manny Machado3B
84Matt KempOFCould the DL stint actually be a blessing in disguise?
85Matt Carpenter2B
86Elvis AndrusSS
87Starlin CastroSSUsed to produce despite looking aloof on the field at times, what happened?
88Sergio RomoRP
89Jonathan PapelbonRP
90Adam LaRoche1B
91Hisashi IwakumaSPWorth much more so far. Want to see how he holds up in Aug/Sept.
92Jeff SamardzijaSP
93Wilin RosarioC
94Billy Butler1BAlways hit tons of GB, but is he hiding an injury that explains power loss?
95Carlos BeltranOFFeel like we've seen this movie before, still thinking about 2012 2H fade.
96Aramis Ramirez3BConcerned about the amount of time off he's been getting from the Brewers.
97Howie Kendrick2B
98Jose Altuve2B
99Nick MarkakisOFStill underrated. Great lineup and home run environment.
100Austin JacksonOF
101Ervin SantanaSPIf there were no elbow concerns, he's be 20-25 spots higher.
102CC SabathiaSP
103Addison ReedRPWould almost certainly close elsewhere (DET?) if the White Sox deal him.
104Joe NathanRP
105Rafael SorianoRP
106Adam Lind1BBack to 2009 form.
107Mike NapoliC
108Josh Donaldson3BLast 125 G: .301/.368/.500, 20 HR, 77 RBI, 70 R; t-17th in WAR
109Dexter FowlerOF
110Desmond JenningsOF
111Chase Utley2BTerrified of his health risk, production merits top-50 consideration.
112Ben ZobristSS
113Daniel Murphy2BMatt Carpenter on a lesser team?
114Mike MinorSP
115Patrick CorbinSP
116Derek HollandSP
117Koji UeharaRPThis is another reminder to look at his career numbers as a reliever.
118Edward MujicaRP
119Pablo Sandoval3B
120Nick Swisher1B
121Michael BournOF
122Brett GardnerOF
123Coco CrispOFPer-game ranking is much higher.
124Jered WeaverSP
125Zack GreinkeSP
126Hiroki KurodaSP
127Asdrubal CabreraSS
128Kyle Seager3B
129Matt WietersCOne of the most overrated 5x5 commodities around?
130Brian McCannC
131Glen PerkinsRPFriendly contract lessens chance of being traded by MIN.
132Greg Holland RP
133Grant BalfourRP
134Homer BaileySP
135Doug FisterSP
136Jed LowrieSS
137Josh HamiltonOFLow average, power bat in a very good team environment.
138Curtis GrandersonOF
139Carl CrawfordOF
140Jimmy RollinsSS
141Pedro Alvarez3BHas a shot at 40-HR, 100 RBI campaign albeit w/.230-.245 AVG
142Ryan Howard1BGiven Phillies' money owed, does knee shut him down early?
143Jonathan LucroyCFinally hitting after a slow start in April and May.
144Chase Headley3BHave to wonder how much late spring thumb injury is behind his struggles.
145Lance LynnSPWagering that Payne has him about 50 spots higher.
146Kris MedlenSP
147Hyun-Jin RyuSPHow will he respond to the workload of a full MLB season?
148Salvador PerezC
149Wil MyersOF
150Anibal SanchezSP+50 spots if the shoulder were healthy.
151Jhonny PeraltaSSHas his flaws, but benefits from position scarcity and lineup around him.
152Norichika AokiOF
153Matt MooreSPHighly unlikely he slides this far, but command making his value volatile.
154Yovani GallardoSP
155Jim JohnsonRP
156J.J. HardySSSeems like he's undervalued on draft day every year.
157A.J. BurnettSP
158Jose FernandezSPWould be higher w/o likely innings cap leading to early shut down.
159Francisco LirianoSP
160Kendrys Morales1B
161Matt JoyceOF
162Gerardo ParraOF
163Torii HunterOF
164Omar Infante2B
165Justin MastersonSPLast 12 starts: 4.56 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, 87:31 K:BB in 81 IP.
166Clay BuchholzSP
167Jake PeavySP
168Julio TeheranSP
169Miguel MonteroCDid they heavy 2011-12 workload catch up to him?
170Yasmani GrandalC
171Brandon Belt1B
172Justin Morneau1BA trade out of Target Field would breed confidence about HR rebound.
173B.J. UptonOFOne of the more amazing free falls in recent memory.
174R.A. DickeySP
175Jurickson ProfarSSStill a very wide range of outcomes with his PT.
176David Freese3B
177Marco ScutaroSS
178J.J. PutzRP
179Gerrit ColeSPJoe Sheehan made a great point: Cole needs to use his change more often.
180Zack WheelerSP
181Kyle BlanksOFPT might become an issue, but maybe he's just better than Yonder Alonso?
182Leonys MartinOF
183Victor MartinezC
184Alcides EscobarSS
185Rickie Weeks2BMight be salvaging trade value for Brewers just in time. L30 days: 1.169 OPS
186Todd Frazier3B
187Bobby ParnellRP
188Huston StreetRP
189C.J. WilsonSP
190Jon LesterSPFalling apart after it appeared John Farrell had worked some magic.
191Mitch Moreland1B
192Ben RevereOF
193Jedd Gyorko2B
194Nolan Arenado3B
195Ernesto FrieriRPRecords a lot of high-stress saves; worried about his health > Madson.
196A.J. GriffinSP
197Jason CastroC
198Martin Prado2B
199Paul Konerko1BBack flaring up, 1H numbers are awful, but has defiled Father Time before.
200Brett Lawrie3BPost-hype sleeper finally getting close to return to TOR lineup.