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The RotoWire 200: August Edition

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.

With just over six weeks left in the regular season, it's time for the final update to the RotoWire 200 for the 2013 campaign. Many of the changes are suspension and injury related, while the list is also a starting point for those in redraft leagues already thinking about where players might be ranked heading into next season.

Many players that seem likely to miss the rest of the season due to injury (i.e. David Wright, Johnny Cueto, Jason Grilli and Ryan Howard) have been omitted intentionally.

RkPlayerPosComments
1Miguel Cabrera3BPosting better numbers than 2012 Triple Crown campaign.
2Mike TroutOF
3Chris Davis1B
4Paul Goldschmidt1B
5Robinson Cano2B
6Joey Votto1B
7Edwin Encarnacion1B
8Andrew McCutchenOF
9Clayton KershawSP
10Yu DarvishSP
11Adrian Beltre3B
12Carlos GonzalezOFWould be a top-five guy with health, and this spot may be optimistic.
13Giancarlo StantonOF
14Bryce HarperOF
15Adam JonesOF
16Max ScherzerSP
17Adam WainwrightSP
18Jose BautistaOF
19Hanley RamirezSSWould be higher w/fewer health concerns.
20Troy TulowitzkiSS
21Stephen StrasburgSP
22Matt HarveySP
23Yasiel PuigOFBernie looking less crazy for suggesting him at No. 1 in 2014.
24Evan Longoria3B
25Jean SeguraSS
26Jose ReyesSS
27Carlos GomezOFKnee injury suffered Thursday doesn't seem to be serious.
28Jay BruceOF
29Jason Kipnis2B
30Felix HernandezSP
31Jacoby EllsburyOFImpressive 44-for-48 mark as a basestealer this season.
32Justin UptonOF
33David OrtizDH
34Dustin Pedroia2B
35Prince Fielder1BHR and AVG less than expected, but could still binge.
36Allen Craig1B
37Freddie Freeman1B
38Adrian Gonzalez1B
39Buster PoseyC
40Craig KimbrelRP
41Aroldis ChapmanRP
42Cliff LeeSP
43Madison BumgarnerSP
44Jason HeywardOFHeating Up: Last 30 days: .345/.433/.560, 4 HR, 13 RBI
45Yadier MolinaC
46Ian Kinsler2B
47Chris SaleSP
48Joe MauerC
49Domonic BrownOFStill tough to place him thinking ahead to next season.
50David PriceSP
51Ian DesmondSS
52Gio GonzalezSP
53Cole HamelsSPHas rebounded as expected following slow start.
54Matt HollidayOF
55Shin-Soo ChooOF
56Wilin RosarioC
57Kenley JansenRPShould the gap from Kimbrel/Chapman to Jansen be this wide?
58Yoenis CespedesOFHas not earned this spot yet, but capable of heating up quickly.
59Ryan Zimmerman3B
60Starling MarteOF
61Alex RiosOF
62Aaron Hill2B
63Brandon Phillips2B
64Hisashi IwakumaSP
65James ShieldsSP
66Jordan ZimmermannSP
67Carlos BeltranOFWill he fade down the stretch?
68Alex GordonOF
69Mariano RiveraRP
70Sergio RomoRP
71Wil MyersOFThis actually feels too low, considering how well he's hit so far.
72Mark TrumboOF
73Justin VerlanderSP
74Mat LatosSP
75Zack GreinkeSP
76Manny Machado3B
77Matt Carpenter2B
78Hunter PenceOF
79Elvis AndrusSS
80Joe NathanRP
81Koji UeharaRP
82Jose FernandezSPWill have innings capped, but a top-10 SP in 2014?
83Shelby MillerSP
84Carlos SantanaC
85Kyle Seager3B
86Chase Utley2B
87Jose Altuve2B
88Michael CuddyerOF
89Nick MarkakisOF
90Curtis GrandersonOF
91Matt CainSP
92Mike MinorSP
93Edward MujicaRP
94Greg Holland RP
95Addison ReedRP
96Eric Hosmer1BCongrats to those who traded for him in May.
97Mike NapoliC
98Josh Donaldson3B
99Billy Butler1BMight fall even further before drafts next spring.
100Austin JacksonOF
101Dexter FowlerOF
102Starlin CastroSS
103Jayson WerthOFOne of the biggest surprises of the season, really.
104Patrick CorbinSP
105Francisco LirianoSP
106Hiroki KurodaSP
107Jonathan PapelbonRP
108Rafael SorianoRP
109Pablo Sandoval3B
110Kendrys Morales1BWhat will he do elsewhere in 2014?
111Desmond JenningsOF
112Brett GardnerOF
113Derek HollandSP
114Jered WeaverSPWas cruising before getting hammered by Yanks this week.
115CC SabathiaSP
116Asdrubal CabreraSS
117Pedro Alvarez3B
118Jonathan LucroyC
119Brian McCannC
120Glen PerkinsRP
121Grant BalfourRP
122Huston StreetRP
123Homer BaileySP
124Ervin SantanaSP
125Jed LowrieSS
126Josh HamiltonOF
127Carl CrawfordOF
128Matt KempOFFeeling more and more like a lottery ticket the rest of the way.
129Jimmy RollinsSS
130Aramis Ramirez3B
131Justin Morneau1BCould benefit from waiver deadline deal.
132Victor MartinezC
133Ben ZobristSS
134Adam LaRoche1B
135Anthony Rizzo1B
136Howie Kendrick2B
137Daniel Murphy2B
138Chase Headley3B
139Julio TeheranSP
140Lance LynnSP
141Hyun-Jin RyuSP
142Matt WietersC
143Leonys MartinOFSeems to be the biggest winner from Nelson Cruz suspension.
144Anibal SanchezSP
145Michael BournOF
146Matt MooreSP
147Joaquin BenoitRP
148J.J. HardySS
149A.J. BurnettSP
150Jeff SamardzijaSPLooked like he had put it all together in April and May.
151Doug FisterSP
152Nick Swisher1B
153Torii HunterOF
154B.J. UptonOFDoes he have a big rebound in him for September?
155Martin Prado2B
156Justin MastersonSP
157Matt GarzaSP
158Jake PeavySP
159R.A. DickeySP
160Brandon Belt1BNo other way to say it – he's just better than most people think.
161Adam Lind1B
162Adam Dunn1B
163Alfonso SorianoOF
164John LackeySP
165Alejandro De AzaOFLineup around him continues to erode, but underrated.
166Gerrit ColeSP
167Kris MedlenSP
168Salvador PerezC
169Brett Lawrie3BMashing over the last 30 days: .317/.374/.519.
170Casey JanssenRP
171C.J. WilsonSP
172Jon LesterSP
173Mitch Moreland1B
174Ivan NovaSPShould change his name to “Siva”.
175Tony CingraniSP
176Alexei RamirezSSCheap speed from a premium spot, but power is gone.
177Norichika AokiOF
178Colby RasmusOF
179James Loney1B
180Coco CrispOFWhat happened here?
181Matt JoyceOF
182Nate McLouthOF
183Michael BrantleyOF
184Brandon BeachySP
185Jason CastroCAstros have afforded him an excellent opportunity to drive in runs.
186Omar Infante2B
187Nolan Arenado3B
188Jedd Gyorko2B
189Chris Johnson3B
190Nate SchierholtzOF
191Todd Frazier3BHangs in only because of park and lineup around him.
192A.J. GriffinSP
193Chris TillmanSP
194Mark MelanconRP
195Ike Davis1B
196Stephen DrewSSTrending back toward a very respectable line after awful start.
197Jim HendersonRP
198Jarrod ParkerSP
199Wilson RamosCJust needs to shake the misfortune of injuries.
200Jurickson ProfarSS