Weekly Hitter Rankings: Hit 'Em Where They Ain't

Weekly Hitter Rankings: Hit 'Em Where They Ain't

This article is part of our Weekly Hitter Rankings series.

Wee Willie Keeler may not have been affected by the shift, but there's no doubt several MLB hitters are grateful MLB is now legislating defensive alignments. It remains to be seen how the paradigm influences gameplay. Don't fret, we'll capture it in the rankings as things flesh out.

To that end, so much is up in the air. It's best not to get too caught up in the early rankings and instead focus on games played and the handedness of opposing pitchers when setting lineups.

Week of Thursday, March 30 to Sunday April 2

MLB Hitting Rankings

KEY (100 neutral)

  • HR LHB/HR RHB - Average HR Park Factors
  • SB - Stolen Base Index
  • P LHB/P RHB - Opposing pitcher quality index
  • Runs - Runs scoring index
TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
ARZ422041121061469994104999698
ATL3120311211511011310511310299101
BAL31203799396999786899090
BOS3123079931149710199929594
CHC3123088106114979989929594
CHW41304110114979196108939594
CIN3123011611888107106108100

Wee Willie Keeler may not have been affected by the shift, but there's no doubt several MLB hitters are grateful MLB is now legislating defensive alignments. It remains to be seen how the paradigm influences gameplay. Don't fret, we'll capture it in the rankings as things flesh out.

To that end, so much is up in the air. It's best not to get too caught up in the early rankings and instead focus on games played and the handedness of opposing pitchers when setting lineups.

Week of Thursday, March 30 to Sunday April 2

MLB Hitting Rankings

KEY (100 neutral)

  • HR LHB/HR RHB - Average HR Park Factors
  • SB - Stolen Base Index
  • P LHB/P RHB - Opposing pitcher quality index
  • Runs - Runs scoring index
TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
ARZ422041121061469994104999698
ATL3120311211511011310511310299101
BAL31203799396999786899090
BOS3123079931149710199929594
CHC3123088106114979989929594
CHW41304110114979196108939594
CIN312301161188810710610810099100
CLE4220491999910199115969696
COL41304819112392106115929996
DET321038895871038776908487
HOU40440110114106107102117102101102
KC3033084801051039887939192
LAA32103859011810610594959595
LAD41340112106109101107129102104103
MIA4134080751329592105949394
MIL312038810610310798103969495
MIN3030384809611410798979496
NYM42204807511597106113949796
NYY303301191061001069495999296
OAK32130859084999479908889
PHI31203105102909210494899492
PIT3120311611810410611710298103101
SD42240819194107114123100104102
SF30303119106118889785909291
SEA404409199999997118979797
STL30330948174969687908889
TB32130889596989488919091
TEX3033010510281969490919091
TOR312039481739610188888989
WSH3213011211594889394909392

Pitching Matchups

TeamMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
ARZ   @Urias L@May R@Kershaw L@Syndergaard R
ATL   @Corbin L @Gray. R@Williams R
BAL   @Kluber R @Sale L@Houck R
BOS   Gibson R Kremer RIrvin L
CHC   Burnes R Woodruff RLauer L
CHW   @Valdez L@Javier R@Urquidy R@Garcia R
CIN   Keller R Hill LVelasquez R
CLE   @Castillo R@Ray L@Gilbert R@Gonzales L
COL   @Snell L@Wacha R@Martinez R@Lugo R
DET   @McClanahan L @Eflin R@Springs L
HOU   Cease RLynn RGiolito RClevinger R
KC   Lopez R Gray RRyan R
LAA   @Muller L @Fujinami R@Waldichuk L
LAD   Gallen RKelly RBumgarner LDavies R
MIA   Scherzer RPeterson LVerlander RSenga R
MIL   @Stroman R @Taillon R@Steele L
MIN   @Greinke R @Lyles R@Keller R
NYM   @Alcantara R@Luzardo L@Cabrera R@Rogers L
NYY   Webb R Cobb RStripling R
OAK   Ohtani R Sandoval LAnderson L
PHI   @deGrom R @Eovaldi R@Perez L
PIT   @Greene R @Lodolo L@Ashcraft R
SD   Marquez RFreeland LUrena RGomber L
SEA   Bieber RGaddis RCivale RQuantrill R
SF   @Cole R @Schmidt R@Brito R
STL   Manoah R Gausman RBassitt R
TB   Rodriguez L Turnbull RBoyd L
TEX   Nola R Wheeler RWalker R
TOR   @Mikolas R @Flaherty R@Montgomery L
WSH   Fried L Strider RShuster L

Week of Thursday March 30 to Sunday April 9

MLB Hitting Rankings

TMGMSvLHPvRHPHOMEAWAYHR LHBHR RHBSBP LHBP RHBRUNSAVE LHBAVE RHBTOTAL
1ARZ1055469999130989597989797
2ATL1028461029511198103115100101101
3BAL9273699106101929893939695
4BOS92763849711199100106979898
5CHC927639711098981031009610098
6CHW104637109101819999102979697
7CIN9366311812189104101107101100101
8CLE105537949694102103107989898
9COL103746104105117100101117100101101
10DET945369710598989283949293
11HOU102873106109951029810610099100
12KC102873767897100101103969797
13LAA94536999611410110493989898
14LAD10286410510299103108113101102102
15MIA1019738382117999691959495
16MIL9456310310510110298100999898
17MIN91836878410010010295959595
18NYM104637929111398103100969898
19NYY927631171129910099100999899
20OAK936638692811009282939092
21PHI92736116111999210398959997
22PIT9183697971311041059699100100
23SD104664889096100104105979998
24SF9183610096991059788979496
25SEA102873969910810196103999798
26STL93663998987979689959394
27TB945639610210110510199999899
28TEX9276310010310199101101979998
29TOR1055010988611110610210610197100
30WSH1064641161169498100117101102102

Pitching Matchups

TeamTHUFRISATSUNMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
ARZ@Urias L@May R@Kershaw L@Syndergaard R@Weathers L@Snell L May RKershaw LSyndergaard RPepiot R
ATL@Corbin L @Gray. R@Williams R@Woodford R@Matz L@Mikolas RMartinez RWacha RLugo RDarvish R
BAL@Kluber R @Sale L@Houck R@Gray R@Heaney L@deGrom RSchmidt R German RCortes R
BOSGibson R Kremer RIrvin LContreras ROviedo RKeller R@Turnbull R @Boyd L@Manning R
CHCBurnes R Woodruff RLauer L@Overton R@Cessa R@Greene R Eovaldi RPerez LGray R
CHW@Valdez L@Javier R@Urquidy R@Garcia RManaea L Wood LWebb R@Hill L@Velasquez R@Contreras R
CINKeller R Hill LVelasquez RSmyly LWesneski RStroman R@Wheeler R @Falter L@Walker R
CLE@Castillo R@Ray L@Gilbert R@Gonzales L@Kaprielian R@Sears L@Muller L Gilbert RGonzales LKirby R
COL@Snell L@Wacha R@Martinez R@Lugo R@Pepiot R@Urias L Gray. RGore LWilliams RKuhl R
DET@McClanahan L @Eflin R@Springs L@Brown R@Valdez L@Javier RSale L Houck RPivetta R
HOUCease RLynn RGiolito RClevinger RManning RWentz LRodriguez L@Gray R @Ryan R@Mahle R
KCLopez R Gray RRyan RBerrios RKikuchi LManoah RGausman R@Cobb R@Stripling R@Manaea L
LAA@Muller L @Fujinami R@Waldichuk L@Kirby R@Castillo R@Ray L Bassitt RBerrios RKikuchi L
LADGallen RKelly RBumgarner LDavies RFeltner RMarquez R @Kelly R@Bumgarner L@Davies R@Nelson R
MIAScherzer RPeterson LVerlander RSenga RMahle RMaeda RLopez R@Verlander R @Senga R@Carrasco R
MIL@Stroman R @Taillon R@Steele LCarrasco RScherzer RPeterson L Flaherty RMontgomery LMatz L
MIN@Greinke R @Lyles R@Keller R@Cueto R@Alcantara R@Luzardo LUrquidy R Garcia RBrown R
NYM@Alcantara R@Luzardo L@Cabrera R@Rogers L@Peralta R@Miley L@Burnes RCabrera R Rogers LCueto R
NYYWebb R Cobb RStripling RWalker RStrahm LNola R@Kremer R @Irvin L@Bradish R
OAKOhtani R Sandoval LAnderson LPlesac RBieber RGaddis R @Eflin R@Springs L@Rasmussen R
PHI@deGrom R @Eovaldi R@Perez L@Cortes R@Brito R@Cole RLodolo L Ashcraft ROverton R
PIT@Greene R @Lodolo L@Ashcraft R@Crawford R@Pivetta R@Kluber R Giolito RClevinger RKopech R
SDMarquez RFreeland LUrena RGomber LNelson RGallen R @Strider R@Shuster L@Morton R@Dodd L
SEABieber RGaddis RCivale RQuantrill RDetmers LSuarez LOhtani R @Civale R@Quantrill R@Plesac R
SF@Cole R @Schmidt R@Brito R@Kopech R @Cease R@Lynn RKeller RSinger RBubic L
STLManoah R Gausman RBassitt RMorton RDodd LFried L @Woodruff R@Lauer L@Peralta R
TBRodriguez L Turnbull RBoyd L@Williams R@Kuhl R@Corbin L Waldichuk LFujinami RKaprielian R
TEXNola R Wheeler RWalker RBradish RWells RGibson R @Taillon R@Steele L@Smyly L
TOR@Mikolas R @Flaherty R@Montgomery L@Singer R@Bubic L@Greinke R@Lyles R@Sandoval L@Anderson L@Detmers L
WSHFried L Strider RShuster LRasmussen RFleming LMcClanahan L@Freeland L@Gomber L@Urena R@Feltner R

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