Hitter List 8/24: Top 150+ Hitters For 2022 – Week 20

The top 150 hitters for 2022 fantasy baseball, plus a taxi squad.

First, let’s get some basics out of the way in terms of how to interpret these rankings. None of this stuff should come as any major surprise, but it never hurts to provide background:







  • Christian Yelich isn’t at all what he hoped, but he does look like he could finish the season with close to 15 home runs and 20 stolen bases with a .260 batting average, so that’s cool I guess.


  • My level of concern about Jorge Polanco’s lack of power increases by the day.


  • My level of excitement about Max Muncy’s plentiful power also increases by the day.


  • Brandon Nimmo is an amazing ratio contributor as he gets a heap of plate appearances at the top of the Mets lineup. The power and speed aren’t much to write home about, but he should continue to score runs and boost your average and/or OBP, and that’s tough to replace.





  • Lots of new faces! At this point in the season, though, it’s all about your specific needs on a short-term basis. Consider this group and many in the Taxi Squad to be fairly interchangeable.



  • I’ve added a few potential call-ups to keep an eye on, like Josh Jung and Gunnar Henderson. Stashing prospects in 10- and 12-team redraft leagues isn’t generally a good idea, but if you have the extra roster spot somehow it’s not that bad of an idea.


And now, once again, it’s time for the Hitter List:

Scott Chu

Scott Chu is a Senior Fantasy Analyst here bat Pitcher List and has written about fantasy baseball since 2013. He's also the inventor and mascot for Fantasy Curling (as seen the Wall Street Journal) and a 3x FSWA Award Finalist. In addition to being a fantasy analyst, he's a dad, animal lover, Simpsons fanatic, cartoon connoisseur, amateur curler, a CODA, and an attorney.

7 responses to “Hitter List 8/24: Top 150+ Hitters For 2022 – Week 20”

  1. B says:

    At this point should I be dropping Brandon lowe, Ty France, and Jorge Polanco in my 8 team league where there are players higher on this list are available (like Nate lowe)? Or could they end up being better rest of season? Thanks for the list again, appreciate the work you do every week. (My team is Sean Murphy, goldy, France, Miranda, Swanson, Kyle tucker, acuna, castellanos, Soto, polanco, cron, and Brandon lowe, so if you have suggestions on who to go for that would also be great (obviously you don’t know who is available) thanks so much)

  2. Scott Chu says:

    In an 8-team league, I’d say yes. No point in waiting up for France, Polanco, or Lowe when similar production/upside is available. The replacement value in that league will likely be high enough that you can gamble plenty, miss, and turn out just fine.

  3. B says:

    Thanks so much for the advice. I think I will drop them. Honestly, forgot about cron, I guess after the 3 run shot I thought maybe he was back, but I’m not sure, do you think he is still worth having?

    • Scott Chu says:

      The Rockies are on a LONG road trip, so you can bench him for now. He’s a bit tougher to drop than the others though.

  4. BB says:

    Really surprised to see Senzel listed here amid a completely punchless season (and at 1B, no less).

    • Scott Chu says:

      He got bumped to 2nd in the batting order and has a sneaky little power/speed blend to add to potential runs scored so I was very intrigued, but he’s done nothing with it. He’s totally interchangeable with the Taxi Squad. If this was an auction-style list, they’d all be $0-$2 players. He’ll likely fall off entirely if he doesn’t turn it around, especially considering that the rest of the Reds order has been better of late (Castellanos, Donovan, Moose, etc.).

  5. Joe Mulvey says:

    Scott, I feel the Javy anguish. I’ve been fearful to let go but tonight may be the big break up. We had good times together but I need to move on.
    Also, with one more unimportant dynasty regular season week, followed by 2, hopefully 4, playoff weeks, I’m trying to decide between Pollock and Nootbaar. Pollock has a good track record, but Nootbaar has the better schedule (and righties to boot).

    I also have Tyler O’Neill and Tommy Pham, with the imminent return of Bryce Harper. I still have confidence in O’Neill.
    So, in your opinion, AJ or Lars?
    Thank you,

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