Weekly Hitter Rankings: Playing the Platoons

Weekly Hitter Rankings: Playing the Platoons

This article is part of our Weekly Hitter Rankings series.

The Braves, Reds, Twins and Nationals play seven at home this week, with Washington drawing the softest starting pitching including being slated to face four southpaws. The Reds also face a quartet of starting southpaws.

The Yankees and Athletics are also ticketed to face four lefties. Offense is picking up, but it still is beneficial to squeeze out every possible edge. Everyone uses number of games played, but the astute fantasy manager also leverages platoons.

The Orioles, Guardians, Rockies, Dodgers, Brewers and Phillies have a full seven on the road, though Baltimore's seventh game is part of a Saturday twinbill in Fenway Park.

The White Sox and Marlins each have a pair of of days, with the Pale Hose staying in the Windy City while the Fish leave South Beach.

UPDATED Sunday May 23 1:45 AM ET

Week of May 23 - 29

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
1ARZ615609595100909893949896
2ATL71670999094110104110106103105
3BAL71607969997105104104101100101
4BOS7254

The Braves, Reds, Twins and Nationals play seven at home this week, with Washington drawing the softest starting pitching including being slated to face four southpaws. The Reds also face a quartet of starting southpaws.

The Yankees and Athletics are also ticketed to face four lefties. Offense is picking up, but it still is beneficial to squeeze out every possible edge. Everyone uses number of games played, but the astute fantasy manager also leverages platoons.

The Orioles, Guardians, Rockies, Dodgers, Brewers and Phillies have a full seven on the road, though Baltimore's seventh game is part of a Saturday twinbill in Fenway Park.

The White Sox and Marlins each have a pair of of days, with the Pale Hose staying in the Windy City while the Fish leave South Beach.

UPDATED Sunday May 23 1:45 AM ET

Week of May 23 - 29

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
1ARZ615609595100909893949896
2ATL71670999094110104110106103105
3BAL71607969997105104104101100101
4BOS7254398991139995118102101102
5CHC606061181141039698100989898
6CHW532501231078010210880989999
7CIN7437011611811396102115104107106
8CLE7250710010997102102106100101101
9COL71607105100108101102128103103103
10DET70743941021019293113989999
11HOU6153310110776989992969797
12KC606069696101989893959595
13LAA62460120981149910095102100101
14LAD7160710210410899107124101105103
15MIA53205959282949470898989
16MIL716078885899497101949595
17MIN72570969710796104121102106104
18NYM6063374859411110884989898
19NYY7433410110011099100110101102102
20OAK74343889499103103103101102102
21PHI7250795931371049610310299101
22PIT64233888590103109959810099
23SD6246081911051039590989697
24SF62433889695989994969797
25SEA615609199104999785979797
26STL6156094811011029583989496
27TB6246088951091059680999698
28TEX633069793126999391979496
29TOR61506111929010110089979596
30WSH74370112115108100104125106108107

 

TeamMONTUEWEDTHUFRISATSUN
ARZGreinke RHeasley R Pepiot RGonsolin RAnderson LBuehler R
ATLWheeler RGibson RSuarez LNola RHernandez RAlcantara RLopez R
BAL@Cole R@Montgomery L@Schmidt R @Whitlock R@Eovaldi R/Winckowski R@Pivetta R
BOS @Cease R@Giolito R@Keuchel LBradish RWatkins R/Lyles RZimmermann L
CHC@Gutierrez R@Mahle R@Castillo R@Greene R @Kopech R@Cueto R
CHW Pivetta RHill LWacha R Miley LSmyly L
CINSmyly LStroman RHendricks RSteele LRodon LWood LCobb R
CLE@Garcia R@Valdez L@Javier R@Skubal L@Faedo R@Rodriguez R@Brieske R
COL@Brubaker R@Contreras R@Keller R@Corbin L@Sanchez R@Adon R@Gray. R
DET@Archer R@Gray R@Bundy RCivale RBieber RMcKenzie RPlesac R
HOUMcKenzie RPlesac RQuantrill R @Flexen R@Gilbert R@Gonzales L
KC@Davies R@Gallen R @Ryan R@Ober R@Archer R@Gray R
LAA Dunning ROtto RRyu LManoah RKikuchi LBerrios R
LAD@Adon R@Gray. R@Fedde R@Castellanos R@Bumgarner L@Kelly R@Davies R
MIA @McClanahan L@Rasmussen R @Anderson R@Davidson L@Fried L
MIL@Martinez R@Snell L@Darvish R@Wainwright R@Hudson R@Mikolas R@Hicks R
MINRodriguez RBrieske RWentz LLynch LKeller RSinger RGreinke R
NYM@Cobb R@Webb R@Junis R Eflin RWheeler RGibson R
NYYLyles RZimmermann LWells R@Yarbrough L@Springs L@Kluber R@McClanahan L
OAK@Gonzales L@Kirby R@Ray LPerez LGray RHearn LDunning R
PHI@Davidson L@Fried L@Morton R@Wright R@Carrasco R@Williams R@Walker R
PITKuhl RFreeland LBlach L @Manaea L@Musgrove R@Gore L
SDHouser RBurnes RAshby L Thompson RQuintana LBrubaker R
SEALogue LKaprielian RBlackburn R Verlander RUrquidy RGarcia R
SFPeterson LBassitt RSzapucki L @Ashcraft R@Overton R@Mahle R
STLBerrios RGausman R Lauer LWoodruff RHouser RBurnes R
TB Lopez RRogers LCortes Jr. LTaillon RSeverino RCole R
TEX @Syndergaard R@Detmers L@Montas R@Irvin L@Logue L@Kaprielian R
TOR@Mikolas R@Hicks R @Ohtani R@Silseth R@Lorenzen R@Sandoval L
WSHAnderson LBuehler RUrias LMarquez RGomber LKuhl RFreeland L

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