Week 18 fantasy baseball rankings

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Tristan H. Cockcroft updates his top 250 rest-of-season fantasy baseball rankings, including the top players at each position and new position eligibility.

New ESPN position eligibility

The following players added new position eligibility within the past two weeks. As a reminder, position players need to appear 10 times at a new position to gain in-season eligibility, while pitchers need to make three starts to earn starting-pitching eligibility or five relief appearances to earn relief-pitching eligibility.

Cody Anderson (RP), Alex Bregman (3B), Ji-Man Choi (OF), Paul Clemens (SP), Daniel Descalso (1B), Jake Elmore (OF), Nick Franklin (OF), Adam Frazier (2B), Zack Godley (RP), Kelly Johnson (3B), Raul Mondesi (2B), Daniel Murphy (1B), Tyler Saladino (2B), Kennys Vargas (1B).

The following players are within two games of earning new eligibility, with their total games played noted at the listed position.

Cristhian Adames (2B, 9 games), Emilio Bonifacio (OF, 8 games), Daniel Castro (3B, 9 games), Christian Colon (3B, 8 games), Chase d'Arnaud (2B, 9 games), Ivan De Jesus (3B, 8 games), Derek Dietrich (1B, 8 games), Marwin Gonzalez (2B, 9 games), Paul Janish (3B, 9 games), Howie Kendrick (1B, 8 games), Michael Martinez (2B, 8 games), Shawn O'Malley (2B, 8 games), Gregorio Petit (3B, 9 games), Ronald Torreyes (SS, 9 games), Danny Valencia (1B, 8 games).

Going-forward rankings: Week 18

Listed below are my updated, going-forward rankings. These are based upon an ESPN standard league of 10 teams and Rotisserie 5x5 scoring. Click here to see these rankings sorted by position.