Fantasy Baseball: Week 4 Positional Rankings

Senior Fantasy Baseball Expert Shawn Childs contributes his weekly Fantasy Baseball rankings to FullTime Fantasy Sports!


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Starting Pitchers

1 Luis Severino SP NYY 0.48
2 Shohei Ohtani SP LAA 0.47
3 Jacob DeGrom SP NYM 0.46
4 James Paxton SP SEA 0.46
5 Aaron Nola SP PHI 0.45
6 David Price SP BOS 0.44
7 Luis Castillo SP CIN 0.42
8 Lance McCullers SP HOU 0.40
9 Blake Snell SP TB 0.40
10 Dallas Keuchel SP HOU 0.38
11 Jake Odorizzi SP MIN 0.38
12 Danny Duffy SP KC 0.38
13 Johnny Cueto SP SF 0.37
14 Nick Pivetta SP PHI 0.36
15 J.A. Happ SP TOR 0.35
16 Michael Foltynewicz SP ATL 0.35
17 Francisco Liriano SP DET 0.35
18 German Marquez SP COL 0.35
19 Patrick Corbin SP ARI 0.35
20 Daniel Mengden SP OAK 0.34
21 Julio Teheran SP ATL 0.34
22 Zack Wheeler SP NYM 0.33
23 Adam Wainwright SP STL 0.33
24 Hyun-Jin Ryu SP LA 0.32
25 Andrew Cashner SP BAL 0.31
26 Trevor Williams SP PIT 0.30
27 Jaime Garcia SP TOR 0.30
28 Tyler Chatwood SP CHC 0.29
29 Clayton Kershaw SP LA 0.28
30 Brent Suter SP MIL 0.28



The development of *FullTimeScores* started with the theory around Average Player Scores. In today’s Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player’s value when drafting when you have multiple positions never mind multiple scoring categories. The average player theory is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players have the biggest edge. The next step after establishing these scores at each position is then comparing the best option at other positions.

Each season the player pool changes. Some positions will have more depth and others will only have a couple of strong options. When a Fantasy owner is preparing to do his draft prep, he wants to find the hidden values at each position. By doing this, he can select the strongest options at the other positions early in the draft.

FullTime Fantasy Sports Sports has developed a way to determine each player’s value within each category relevant to their production. Hitters have five offensive categories (batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases). Pitchers also have five categories (wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and saves).


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Shawn Childs has been a high stakes Fantasy baseball and football player since 2004 where he had success in his first season (three titles and $25,000 in winnings). In early years of the high stakes market in Fantasy baseball, he was ahead of the curve in player evaluation, draft value, and free agent bidding setting up four top-five finishes in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has four AL-only Auction titles, one NL-only title, and five Main Event titles plus an overall title in 2012 at RTFBC (netted $10,000). This success led to an induction into the NFBC Baseball Hall of Fame. His success in the high stakes market led to a career in providing Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football content. On the football side, he’s competed and won in all different formats – auctions, draft championship, main events, and high-dollar leagues. He won 2nd place overall in the 2014 Most Accurate Salary Cap Expert contest at FantasyPros. As a dual-sport player, it was natural to transition to the daily games where he is a “swing for the fences type of guy.” Childs has appeared in one FanDuel NFL Live Final and one DraftKings NFL Live Final, a season-ending tournament which led to a couple of chances to win over $1,000,000.