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. OK, 11 as we threw OBP in there as well. 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
José Altuve 0.334   Kris Bryant 0.288
Daniel Murphy 0.326   Eduardo Núñez 0.288
J.D. Martinez 0.315   Elvis Andrus 0.288
Charlie Blackmon 0.315   Marcell Ozuna 0.287
Mike Trout 0.312   Ender Inciarte 0.287
DJ LeMahieu 0.312   Xander Bogaerts 0.286
Joey Votto 0.311   J.T. Realmuto 0.286
Mookie Betts 0.308   Nicholas Castellanos 0.285
Jean Segura 0.308   Dee Gordon 0.285
Freddie Freeman 0.306   Eddie Rosario 0.284
Christian Yelich 0.302   Andrelton Simmons 0.284
Nolan Arenado 0.300   Manny Machado 0.283
José Ramírez 0.300   Francisco Lindor 0.283
Justin Turner 0.300   Joe Mauer 0.283
Lorenzo Cain 0.299   Anthony Rizzo 0.282
Buster Posey 0.298   Alex Bregman 0.282
Paul Goldschmidt 0.295   Yadier Molina 0.282
Adrián Béltre 0.294   Starlin Castro 0.281
Whit Merrifield 0.293   Javier Báez 0.280
Robinson Canó 0.292   Carlos González 0.280
Anthony Rendón 0.292   Nick Markakis 0.280
Trea Turner 0.291   Eric Hosmer 0.279
Scooter Gennett 0.290   César Hernández 0.279
José Abreu 0.289   Nelson Cruz 0.278
Melky Cabrera 0.289   Matt Kemp 0.277

On-Base Percentage

Player OBP   Player OBP
Mike Trout 0.447   Shin-Soo Choo 0.366
Joey Votto 0.436   Ben Zobrist 0.363
Paul Goldschmidt 0.401   Carlos Santana 0.360
José Altuve 0.398   Nelson Cruz 0.359
Freddie Freeman 0.396   Carlos Correa 0.359
Kris Bryant 0.391   George Springer 0.357
Bryce Harper 0.391   Edwin Encarnación 0.357
J.D. Martinez 0.385   Nick Markakis 0.356
Anthony Rizzo 0.384   Andrew McCutchen 0.356
Justin Turner 0.383   Adrián Béltre 0.355
Christian Yelich 0.382   Jean Segura 0.353
Charlie Blackmon 0.380   Xander Bogaerts 0.353
Mookie Betts 0.379   Giancarlo Stanton 0.351
Matt Carpenter 0.379   Robinson Canó 0.350
Daniel Murphy 0.375   Eugenio Suárez 0.350
José Ramírez 0.375   Francisco Lindor 0.349
Buster Posey 0.374   Trea Turner 0.348
Anthony Rendón 0.374   Jed Lowrie 0.347
DJ LeMahieu 0.372   José Abreu 0.345
Nolan Arenado 0.370   Eric Hosmer 0.345
Lorenzo Cain 0.368   Justin Smoak 0.344
Brandon Belt 0.367   Whit Merrifield 0.342
Joe Mauer 0.366   Marcell Ozuna 0.342
Alex Bregman 0.366   Ender Inciarte 0.342
César Hernández 0.366   Brett Gardner 0.342

Home Runs

Player HR   Player HR
Khris Davis 133   Rougned Odor 81
Giancarlo Stanton 124   José Abreu 80
Nelson Cruz 119   Matt Carpenter 80
Nolan Arenado 116   Chris Davis 80
Edwin Encarnación 112   José Ramírez 79
J.D. Martin ez 110   Kendrys Morales 79
Manny Machado 107   Travis Shaw 79
Mike Trout 101   Kyle Seager 79
Brian Dozier 97   Adam Duvall 79
Justin Upton 96   Jonathan Schoop 78
Charlie Blackmon 95   Jay Bruce 78
Paul Goldschmidt 93   Joey Votto 77
Anthony Rizzo 89   Justin Smoak 77
Trevor Story 88   Salvador Pérez 76
Mookie Betts 87   Christian Yelich 75
Bryce Harper 87   Matt Kemp 75
Mark Trumbo 87   Albert Pujols 73
Francisco Lindor 86   Robinson Canó 72
Freddie Freeman 85   Didi Gregorius 72
George Springer 85   Andrew McCutchen 72
Todd Frazier 85   Evan Longoria 72
Marcell Ozuna 83   Javier Báez 71
Kris Bryant 81   Maikel Franco 71
Eugenio Suárez 81   Adam Jones 70
Carlos Santana 81   Anthony Rendón 69

RBI

Player RBI   Player RBI
Nolan Arenado 373   Francisco Lindor 259
Edwin Encarnación 341   Nick Markakis 258
Khris Davis 335   Travis Shaw 258
Nelson Cruz 321   Matt Kemp 257
Anthony Rizzo 319   Charlie Blackmon 256
Giancarlo Stanton 306   Eugenio Suárez 256
J.D. Martin ez 302   Xander Bogaerts 254
Paul Goldschmidt 298   Carlos Santana 252
Manny Machado 298   Mike Trout 251
Mookie Betts 295   Robinson Canó 250
Christian Yelich 289   Nicholas Castellanos 248
Marcell Ozuna 288   Jonathan Schoop 248
Albert Pujols 284   Carlos Correa 245
Justin Upton 281   Scooter Gennett 245
José Abreu 280   Javier Báez 245
Anthony Rendón 277   Didi Gregorius 243
Bryce Harper 273   Nomar Mazara 242
Eric Hosmer 267   Adrián Béltre 240
Kyle Seager 265   Daniel Murphy 239
Joey Votto 264   José Altuve 238
José Ramírez 264   George Springer 238
Brian Dozier 264   Evan Longoria 238
Adam Duvall 263   Jay Bruce 237
Trevor Story 262   Kendrys Morales 235
Freddie Freeman 260   Todd Frazier 233

Runs Scored

Player R   Player R
Charlie Blackmon 367   Anthony Rizzo 267
Mookie Betts 352   J.D. Martinez 265
George Springer 330   Ender Inciarte 261
Francisco Lindor 327   Justin Upton 261
Nolan Arenado 320   Carlos Santana 261
Paul Goldschmidt 318   Anthony Rendón 260
Mike Trout 316   Andrew McCutchen 258
José Altuve 304   Nelson Cruz 257
José Ramírez 301   Eric Hosmer 250
Christian Yelich 296   Rougned Odor 244
Brian Dozier 291   Eugenio Suárez 244
Kris Bryant 291   César Hernández 243
DJ LeMahieu 289   Kole Calhoun 239
Matt Carpenter 283   Marcell Ozuna 237
Bryce Harper 282   Ian Desmond 236
Xander Bogaerts 281   Jonathan Schoop 235
Giancarlo Stanton 281   Lorenzo Cain 232
Freddie Freeman 280   Trea Turner 231
Joey Votto 274   Didi Gregorius 230
Khris Davis 274   Carlos González 230
Jean Segura 273   José Abreu 230
Ian Kinsler 273   Robinson Canó 230
Brett Gardner 271   Billy Hamilton 228
Manny Machado 270   Elvis Andrus 228
Edwin Encarnación 269   Jackie Bradley Jr. 228

Stolen Bases

Player SB   Player SB
Billy Hamilton 151   Javier Báez 43
Trea Turner 122   Kevin Pillar 43
Jonathan Villar 120   Trevor Story 42
Dee Gordon 120   Rougned Odor 41
Whit Merrifield 87   Freddy Galvis 39
Mookie Betts 82   Andrelton Simmons 39
José Altuve 79   Bryce Harper 38
Mike Trout 76   Odubel Herrera 38
Jean Segura 75   Grégory Polanco 37
José Ramírez 73   Xander Bogaerts 36
Eduardo Núñez 71   Marcus Semien 36
Lorenzo Cain 70   Jackie Bradley Jr. 34
Ender Inciarte 66   Denard Span 33
Wil Myers 61   Justin Upton 31
Francisco Lindor 59   Andrew McCutchen 31
Paul Goldschmidt 57   Alex Bregman 29
Ian Desmond 56   Alcides Escobar 29
Brett Gardner 55   Todd Frazier 28
Elvis Andrus 54   Jason Kipnis 28
Tim Anderson 51   Alex Gordon 27
César Hernández 51   Freddie Freeman 24
Christian Yelich 47   Shin-Soo Choo 24
Brian Dozier 46   Manny Machado 23
Ian Kinsler 44   DJ LeMahieu 23
Charlie Blackmon 43   J.T. Realmuto 23

ERA

Player ERA   Player ERA
Clayton Kershaw 2.26   Michael Fulmer 3.81
Max Scherzer 2.67   Masahiro Tanaka 3.83
Jacob deGrom 2.70   Gio González 3.87
Corey Kluber 2.77   Julio Teherán 3.88
Chris Sale 2.85   Tanner Roark 3.89
Kyle Hendricks 2.86   Mike Foltynewicz 3.89
Justin Verlander 2.97   Robbie Ray 3.93
Madison Bumgarner 3.02   Sean Manaea 3.94
Stephen Strasburg 3.22   Rick Porcello 3.99
Carlos Martínez 3.29   Jhoulys Chacin 4.00
Aaron Nola 3.32   Dan Straily 4.03
Carlos Carrasco 3.33   Patrick Corbin 4.03
Jon Lester 3.33   Danny Duffy 4.04
J.A. Happ 3.44   Kevin Gausman 4.07
Jake Arrieta 3.51   Jake Odorizzi 4.09
Zack Greinke 3.53   Marcus Stroman 4.10
Trevor Bauer 3.57   Chris Archer 4.12
Luis Severino 3.59   Iván Nova 4.16
Gerrit Cole 3.64   Mike Leake 4.32
Chase Anderson 3.71   Jeff Samardzija 4.33
Cole Hamels 3.72   Mike Fiers 4.39
David Price 3.74   Ian Kennedy 4.49
CC Sabathia 3.76   Kyle Gibson 4.50
José Quintana 3.77   Jon Gray 4.57
Dallas Keuchel 3.77   Andrew Cashner 4.58

WHIP

Player WHIP   Player WHIP
Clayton Kershaw 0.91   José Quintana 1.23
Max Scherzer 0.93   Dallas Keuchel 1.25
Chris Sale 0.97   Carlos Martínez 1.25
Corey Kluber 0.97   Dan Straily 1.26
Justin Verlander 1.02   Trevor Bauer 1.26
Jacob deGrom 1.09   Jake Odorizzi 1.26
Kyle Hendricks 1.10   Tanner Roark 1.26
Stephen Strasburg 1.10   Cole Hamels 1.26
Madison Bumgarner 1.10   Iván Nova 1.27
Carlos Carrasco 1.12   Mike Foltynewicz 1.27
Aaron Nola 1.13   Jhoulys Chacin 1.28
Zack Greinke 1.13   Chris Archer 1.28
Masahiro Tanaka 1.15   Danny Duffy 1.29
Luis Severino 1.15   Ian Kennedy 1.30
David Price 1.18   Mike Leake 1.30
Rick Porcello 1.19   Marco Estrada 1.30
Michael Fulmer 1.19   Jon Gray 1.30
Jake Arrieta 1.19   CC Sabathia 1.30
J.A. Happ 1.20   Gio González 1.31
Julio Teherán 1.20   Mike Fiers 1.32
Gerrit Cole 1.21   Dylan Bundy 1.32
Jon Lester 1.21   Patrick Corbin 1.32
Jeff Samardzija 1.21   Robbie Ray 1.33
Chase Anderson 1.22   Marcus Stroman 1.33
Sean Manaea 1.22   Kevin Gausman 1.36

Strikeouts

Player K   Player K
Max Scherzer 852   Jake Arrieta 491
Chris Sale 778   Tanner Roark 484
Justin Verlander 763   David Price 481
Corey Kluber 714   Julio Teherán 480
Jacob deGrom 651   Jon Gray 480
Chris Archer 644   Madison Bumgarner 461
Carlos Carrasco 607   Danny Duffy 459
Robbie Ray 601   Mike Foltynewicz 456
Trevor Bauer 585   Jake Odorizzi 455
Gerrit Cole 570   Kyle Hendricks 454
Rick Porcello 560   Marco Estrada 444
Patrick Corbin 555   Dylan Bundy 440
Zack Greinke 548   Dan Straily 431
José Quintana 546   Jhoulys Chacin 428
Stephen Strasburg 543   Dallas Keuchel 422
Clayton Kershaw 529   Ian Kennedy 420
Aaron Nola 529   Mike Fiers 419
Jon Lester 526   CC Sabathia 412
Masahiro Tanaka 518   Matt Moore 412
Luis Severino 516   Marcus Stroman 407
Carlos Martínez 508   Kyle Gibson 404
Gio González 507   Jeff Samardzija 402
Kevin Gausman 501   James Shields 392
J.A. Happ 498   Chase Anderson 381
Cole Hamels 493   Jason Hammel 381

Wins

Player W   Player W
Corey Kluber 56   Jhoulys Chacin 34
Max Scherzer 54   Jacob deGrom 32
Rick Porcello 50   Jon Gray 32
Jon Lester 50   Mike Foltynewicz 32
Justin Verlander 47   CC Sabathia 32
J.A. Happ 47   Iván Nova 32
Chris Sale 46   Dylan Bundy 31
Carlos Carrasco 46   Mike Fiers 31
Zack Greinke 45   Sean Manaea 31
Jake Arrieta 42   Patrick Corbin 30
Trevor Bauer 41   Kevin Gausman 30
Stephen Strasburg 40   Chase Anderson 30
Clayton Kershaw 39   Robbie Ray 29
Masahiro Tanaka 39   Danny Duffy 29
David Price 39   Dan Straily 29
Tanner Roark 38   Mike Leake 29
José Quintana 37   Bartolo Colón 29
Kyle Hendricks 37   Kyle Gibson 28
Luis Severino 36   Julio Teherán 27
Carlos Martínez 36   Jake Odorizzi 27
Gio González 36   Jason Hammel 27
Aaron Nola 35   Marco Estrada 26
Cole Hamels 35   Marcus Stroman 26
Dallas Keuchel 35   Chris Archer 25
Gerrit Cole 34   Madison Bumgarner 25

Saves

Player Sv   Player Sv
Kenley Jansen 126   Brandon Kintzler 48
Edwin Díaz 109   Bud Norris 47
Craig Kimbrel 108   Greg Holland 44
Wade Davis 102   Jim Johnson 44
Álex Colomé 96   Shane Greene 43
Roberto Osuna 96   Jeremy Jeffress 42
Aroldis Chapman 90   Seunghwan Oh 42
Cody Allen 89   Brad Ziegler 42
Fernando Rodney 89   Arodys Vizcaíno 40
Jeurys Familia 75   Jeanmar Gómez 39
Ken Giles 75   Héctor Neris 39
Zack Britton 69   Ryan Madson 36
AJ Ramos 67   Brandon Maurer 36
Raisel Iglesias 64   Héctor Rondón 33
Mark Melancon 61   Brad Boxberger 32
Felipe Vázquez 59   Brad Brach 32
Corey Knebel 57   Steve Cishek 30
David Robertson 56   Sergio Romo 29
Sam Dyson 55   Dellin Betances 26
Kelvin Herrera 55   Keone Kela 26
Blake Treinen 55   Tony Watson 25
Brad Hand 54   Trevor Rosenthal 25
Sean Doolittle 53   Brandon Morrow 24
Francisco Rodríguez 51   Blake Parker 23
Santiago Casilla 48   Addison Reed 20
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