What you will see below is the list of three-year averages and totals for the top 50 MLB players in each of the 10 primary scoring categories for fantasy baseball. While looking at three-year averages is not the be-all, end-all of analysis, it does tend to help remove things like luck and help us with regard to data sample sizes. What you should do is just scroll through and see how and where everyone measures up. We’re not cracking any codes here, but studying these lists will allow you to find a few players to help you in areas you may not have thought. It help give you an idea of some potential targets if you’re looking to get category specific at any point in your drafts.

*NOTE: For batting average batters required 1,500 plate appearances to qualify. For pitchers, the ERA/WHIP categories required a minimum of 450-innings pitched.

Batting Average

Player  AVG   Player AVG
Jose Altuve .332   Jean Segura .293
Joey Votto .320   Christian Yelich .293
DJ LeMahieu .319   Mookie Betts .292
Daniel Murphy .317   Nelson Cruz .292
Charlie Blackmon .314   Brandon Phillips .290
Dee Gordon .309   Robinson Cano .289
Buster Posey .308   Josh Reddick .289
Mike Trout .307   Ryan Braun .288
Paul Goldschmidt .305   Kris Bryant .288
Dustin Pedroia .304   Carlos Correa .288
Miguel Cabrera .301   Cesar Hernandez .288
Yunel Escobar .300   Odubel Herrera .288
Ender Inciarte .300   Yoenis Cespedes .287
Lorenzo Cain .299   Adam Eaton .286
Adrian Beltre .298   Elvis Andrus .285
Nolanm Arenado .297   Melky Cabrera .285
Jose Abreu .296   Josh Donaldson .285
Xander Bogaerts .296   Yadier Molina .284
Freddie Freeman .296   Marcell Ozuna .281
Bryce Harper .296   J.T. Realmuto .281
J.D. Martinez .296   Anthony Rizzo .281
Justin Turner .295   Josh Harrison .280
Eric Hosmer .294   Manny Machado .280
Jose Ramirez .294   Nick Markakis .280
Francisco Lindor .293   Anthony Rendon .280
Starling Marte .293   Jonathan Schoop .280

Home Runs

Player HR   Player HR
Nelson Cruz 126   Curtis Granderson 82
Nolan Arenado 120   Adam Jones 82
Edwin Encarnacion 119   Mike Napoli 81
Khris Davis 112   Freddie Freeman 80
Chris Davis 111   Kendrys Morales 80
Josh Donaldson 111   Carlos Gonzalez 79
Manny Machado 105   Rougned Odor 79
J.D. Martinez 105   George Springer 79
Brian Dozier 104   Matt Kemp 77
Mike Trout 103   Evan Longoria 77
Todd Frazier 102   Carlos Santana 76
Jay Bruce 95   Andrew McCutchen 75
Bryce Harper 95   Mookie Betts 73
Anthony Rizzo 95   Ryan Braun 72
Kris Bryant 94   Miguel Cabrera 72
Albert Pujols 94   Matt Carpenter 72
Joey Votto 94   Hanley Ramirez 72
Paul Goldschmidt 93   Jonathan Schoop 72
Mark Trumbo 92   Marcell Ozuna 70
Justin Upton 92   Salvador Perez 70
Jose Abreu 88   Logan Morrison 69
Jose Bautista 85   Eric Hosmer 68
Charlie Blackmon 83   Adrian Beltre 67
Robinson Cano 83   Mitch Moreland 67
Yoenis Cespedes 83   Carlos Correa 66
Kyle Seager 83   Wil Myers 66

RBI

Player  RBI   Player RBI
Nolan Arenado 393   Mike Trout 262
Edwin Encarnacion 345   Kyle Seager 261
Paul Goldschmidt 325   Adrian Beltre 258
Anthony Rizzo 319   Evan Longoria 257
Nelson Cruz 317   Carlos Gonzalez 254
Albert Pujols 315   Carlos Santana 251
Jose Abreu 303   Jose Bautista 248
Josh Donaldson 300   Melky Cabrera 248
Mookie Betts 292   Carlos Correa 248
Eric Hosmer 291   Brandon Crawford 245
Jay Bruce 287   Charlie Blackmon 244
Kendrys Morales 284   Miguel Cabrera 244
Robinson Cano 279   Marcell Ozuna 244
Khris Davis 278   Jose Altuve 243
Manny Machado 277   Buster Posey 242
Joey Votto 277   Adam Jones 238
Justin Upton 277   Mark Trumbo 237
J.D. Martinez 274   David Ortiz 235
Kris Bryant 274   Yoenis Cespedes 233
Bryce Harper 272   Xander Bogaerts 232
Matt Kemp 272   Nick Castellanos 232
Daniel Murphy 270   Jake Lamb 230
Brian Dozier 269   Kole Calhoun 229
Todd Frazier 263   Freddie Freeman 228
Andrew McCutchen 263   Ryan Braun 227
Chris Davis 262   Ryan Zimmerman 227

Runs Scored

Player  Runs   Player Runs
Charlie Blackmon 341   Chris Davis 264
Paul Goldschmidt 326   Curtis Granderson 260
Kris Bryant 319   Dexter Fowler 254
Mike Trout 319   Carlos Santana 251
Mookie Betts 315   Ender Inciarte 251
Nolan Arenado 313   Jose Abreu 250
Brian Dozier 311   Freddie Freeman 248
Josh Donaldson 309   Francisco Lindor 248
Jose Altuve 306   J.D. Martinez 247
Joey Votto 302   Kyle Seager 246
Ian Kinsler 301   Carlos Gonzalez 246
Bryce Harper 297   Kole Calhoun 246
Xander Bogaerts 293   Todd Frazier 245
Edwin Encarnacion 289   Elvis Andrus 244
Manny Machado 288   Lorenzo Cain 243
Anthony Rizzo 287   Adam Jones 242
George Springer 287   Christian Yelich 241
DJ LeMahieu 284   Jose Ramirez 241
Nelson Cruz 277   Jean Segura 239
Eric Hosmer 276   Daniel Murphy 238
Matt Carpenter 273   Mark Trumbo 235
Brett Gardner 270   Khris Davis 230
Robinson Cano 268   Jay Bruce 228
Jose Bautista 268   Ben Zobrist 228
Justin Upton 266   Giancarlo Stanton 226
Andrew McCutchen 266   Evan Longoria 226

Stolen Bases

Player  SB   Player SB
Billy Hamilton 174   Ryan Braun 52
Dee Gordon 148   Hernan Perez 52
Jose Altuve 100   Gregory Polanco 52
Starling Marte 98   Cesar Hernandez 51
Jonathan Villar 92   Ian Desmond 49
Rajai Davis 90   Odubel Herrera 49
Jarrod Dyson 84   Chris Owings 49
Trea Turner 81   Jose Ramirez 49
Jean Segura 80   Carlos Gomez 48
Elvis Andrus 74   Brandon Phillips 48
Charlie Blackmon 74   Jose Peraza 47
Mookie Betts 73   Michael A. Taylor 47
Eduardo Nunez 72   Brian Dozier 46
Paul Goldschmidt 71   Francisco Lindor 46
Cameron Maybin 71   Keon Broxton 45
Lorenzo Cain 68   Leonys Martin 45
Ben Revere 66   Billy Burns 43
Jacoby Ellsbury 63   Jake Marisnick 43
A.J. Pollock 63   Whit Merrifield 42
Mike Trout 63   Justin Upton 42
Delino DeShields 62   Byron Buxton 41
Brett Gardner 59   Freddy Galvis 41
Ender Inciarte 59   Josh Harrison 41
Jose Reyes 57   Christian Yelich 41
Kevin Kiermaier 55   Dexter Fowler 40
Kevin Pillar 54   DJ LeMahieu 40
Wil Myers 53      

ERA

Player  ERA   Player ERA
Clayton Kershaw 2.07   Gio Gonzalez 3.74
Jake Arrieta 2.71   Masahiro Tanaka 3.76
Max Scherzer 2.76   Chris Archer 3.77
Zack Greinke 2.93   Danny Duffy 3.77
Madison Bumgarner 2.93   Robbie Ray 3.82
Corey Kluber 2.98   Tanner Roark 3.83
Kyle Hendricks 3.02   Marco Estrada 3.88
Jacob deGrom 3.05   Julio Teheran 3.92
Stephen Strasburg 3.14   Jaime Garcia 3.95
Chris Sale 3.21   Collin McHugh 4.03
Dallas Keuchel 3.23   Jimmy Nelson 4.08
Justin Verlander 3.24   Mike Leake 4.09
Carlos Martinez 3.24   Taijuan Walker 4.10
David Price 3.26   Michael Wacha 4.12
Jon Lester 3.33   CC Sabathia 4.12
Carlos Carrasco 3.41   Rick Porcello 4.17
J.A. Happ 3.43   Kevin Gausman 4.17
Johnny Cueto 3.47   R.A. Dickey 4.19
Ervin Santana 3.47   Andrew Cashner 4.26
John Lackey 3.49   Jason Hammel 4.31
Gerrit Cole 3.52   Trevor Bauer 4.33
Jose Quintana 3.55   Ian Kennedy 4.38
Cole Hamels 3.67   Edinson Volquez 4.39
Jake Odorizzi 3.71   Jeff Samardzija 4.41
Sonny Gray 3.71   Mike Fiers 4.43

WHIP

Player  WHIP   Player WHIP
Clayton Kershaw 0.860   Gerrit Cole 1.230
Max Scherzer 0.931   Cole Hamels 1.234
Corey Kluber 0.996   Jeremy Hellickson 1.240
Chris Sale 1.031   Carlos Martinez 1.241
Madison Bumgarner 1.032   Rick Porcello 1.242
Jake Arrieta 1.038   J.A. Happ 1.243
Zack Greinke 1.040   Julio Teheran 1.244
Stephen Strasburg 1.070   Mike Leake 1.251
Justin Verlander 1.085   Danny Duffy 1.251
Kyle Hendricks 1.101   Taijuan Walker 1.253
Carlos Carrasco 1.102   Taner Roark 1.260
Masahiro Tanaka 1.107   Jason Hammel 1.267
Jacob deGrom 1.118   Ian Kennedy 1.276
Dallas Keuchel 1.127   Jaime Garcia 1.294
Jon Lester 1.147   R.A. Dickey 1.303
David Price 1.149   Gio Gonzalez 1.309
John Lackey 1.180   Robbie Ray 1.321
Marco Estrada 1.184   Bartolo Colon 1.322
Jake Odorizzi 1.193   Trevor Bauer 1.329
Ervin Santana 1.196   Collin McHugh 1.333
Johnny Cueto 1.197   Michael Wacha 1.338
Jeff Samardzija 1.211   CC Sabathia 1.340
Chris Archer 1.211   Mike Fiers 1.342
Jose Quintana 1.219   Jimmy Nelson 1.352
Sonny Gray 1.223   Kevin Gausman 1.352

Strikeouts

Player  K   Player K
Max Scherzer 828   Gerrit Cole 496
Chris Sale 815   Ian Kennedy 489
Corey Kluber 737   Julio Teheran 489
Chris Archer 734   Jimmy Nelson 487
Clayton Kershaw 675   Dallas Keuchel 485
Carlos Carrasco 592   Marco Estrada 472
Jake Arrieta 589   Jason Hammel 461
Jacob deGrom 587   Mike Fiers 460
Madison Bumgarner 586   Kyle Hendricks 460
Justin Verlander 586   Kevin Gausman 456
Jon Lester 584   J.A. Happ 456
Carlos Martinez 575   James Shields 454
Jose Quintana 565   Jake Odorizzi 443
Robbie Ray 555   Ubaldo Jimenez 432
Zack Greinke 549   Wade Miley 426
Stephen Strasburg 542   Michael Wacha 425
Jeff Samardzija 535   Taijuan Walker 422
Trevor Bauer 534   Danny Duffy 420
David Price 529   Sonny Gray 416
Gio Gonzalez 528   Collin McHugh 410
Cole Hamels 520   CC Sabathia 409
Rick Porcello 519   Tanner Roark 408
Johnny Cueto 510   Ervin Santana 398
John Lackey 504   R.A. Dickey 388
Masahiro Tanaka 498   Jaime Garcia 376

Wins

Player Wins   Player Wins
Jake Arrieta 54   Felix Hernandez 35
Max Scherzer 50   Jason Hammel 33
Zack Greinke 49   Drew Pomeranz 33
Chris Sale 47   Jose Quintana 33
Clayton Kershaw 46   Tanner Roark 33
Corey Kluber 45   Marco Estrada 32
Carlos Carrasco 43   Jeff Samardzija 32
Dallas Keuchel 43   Chris Archer 31
Jon Lester 43   Zach Davies 31
Carlos Martinez 42   R.A. Dickey 31
Rick Porcello 42   Kyle Hendricks 31
J.A. Happ 41   Jimmy Nelson 31
David Price 41   Mike Leake 30
Stephen Strasburg 41   Danny Salazar 30
Trevor Bauer 40   Ervin Santana 30
Cole Hamels 39   Josh Tomlin 30
Masahiro Tanaka 39   Jordan Zimmermann 30
Gerrit Cole 38   Kyle Gibson 29
Madison Bumgarner 37   Sonny Gray 29
Johnny Cueto 37   Jeremy Hellickson 29
Gio Gonzalez 37   Kenta Maeda 29
Collin McHugh 37   Ivan Nova 29
Bartolo Colon 36   Jake Odorizzi 29
Jacob deGrom 36   CC Sabathia 29
John Lackey 36   Julio Teheran 29
Justin Verlander 36   Alex Wood 29
Michael Wacha 36      

Saves

Player  Saves   Player Saves
Kenley Jansen 124   Brandon Kintzler 46
Mark Melancon 109   Shawn Tolleson 46
Craig Kimbrel 105   Jonathan Papelbon 43
Jeurys Familia 100   Brad Boxberger 41
A.J. Ramos 99   Corey Knebel 41
Zach Britton 98   Jeanmar Gomez 39
Cody Allen 96   Seung-Hwan Oh 39
Roberto Osuna 95   Kelvin Herrera 38
Aroldis Chapman 91   Ryan Madson 35
Francisco Rodriguez 89   Brandon Maurer 35
Santiago Casilla 85   Raisel Iglesias 34
David Robertson 85   Koji Uehara 34
Alex Colome 84   Drew Storen 33
Fernando Rodney 80   Arodys Vizcaino 33
Wade Davis 76   Sean Doolittle 32
Greg Holland 73   Glen Perkins 32
Trevor Rosenthal 73   Dellin Betances 31
Ken Giles 64   Steve Cishek 30
Brad Ziegler 62   Jason Grilli 29
Sam Dyson 54   John Axford 28
Edwin Diaz 52   Hector Neris 28
Jim Johnson 52   Tyler Clippard 27
Andrew Miller 50   Jeremy Jeffress 27
Huston Street 49   Joakim Soria 26
Hector Rondon 48   Tony Watson 26
Luke Gregerson 47      
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