Ray Flowers' MLB Monthly Rankings: August
Welcome to the 2017 Guru Elite Season Long Fantasy Baseball Rankings. These rankings, provided by Ray Flowers, will list the top players at each position for mixed league formats. The scoring system that used for these rankings is 5x5 (AVG/HR/RBI/RUNS/SB & W/ERA, WHIP/K/SV), but it’s fair to suggest that Ray, in many cases, pays more attention to the skills and outlook of a player than he does in merely trying to guess how each player is going to do in the five fantasy categories. Therefore, no matter what your roto scoring setup, the rankings listed here should be fairly accurate and give you a solid starting point to understand the value of players.
The presumed roster size is 12 teams with 23 starting players: 14 hitters (2 C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, MI, CI, 5 OF, UT), 9 pitchers (any combination of starters and relievers).
Note that players are grouped by tiers meaning players located on the same tier should be viewed as roughly equivalent pieces no matter how the generate their fantasy value.
THE RANKINGS WILL BE UPDATED THE FIRST OF THE MONTH THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE SEASON, SO LOOK FOR FUTURE UPDATES ON September 1st.
THE RANKINGS CAN BE FOUND RIGHT HERE FOR THE AUGUST UPDATE. That link will take you to a Google Doc Spreadsheet where you can download the rankings if you would like. We will soon post all the rankings on this page as well, so you can simply bookmark this page for future reference.