With many fantasy baseball leagues at (or near) the halfway point of the season, it’s time to look at the players who have helped many teams despite not being drafted in the majority of leagues.

In order to be eligible to make the list, the player must have had an average draft position after 250 (250 players are drafted in a ten-team, 25-round draft) according to fantasypros.com. They used six different preseason fantasy rankings (including ESPN, CBS, and Yahoo) and came up with an average of the six.

Here’s the All-Not on Your Fantasy Baseball Draft Radar Midseason Team.

Players eligible at multiple positions are listed at the position they have played most this season.

(All stats are taken from baseball-reference.com and are from games played through June 24.)


  • Catcher - Francisco Cervelli, Pirates

In what has not been a great offensive season for catchers, Cervelli is the choice despite currently being on the DL for a concussion and hitting just .202 in his last 39 games. According to MLB.com, this is his fourth concussion since 2011. His nine homers are already a career-high for the 32-year-old, and he has driven in 36 runs. He has been more valuable in leagues that count walks as he has 40 of those in 218 plate appearances.

Honorable mention: Kurt Suzuki (Braves)

  • First base - Jesus Aguilar, Brewers

While Aguilar did blast 16 home runs last season, he started only 53 games and was often used as a pinch hitter.

With Eric Thames going down with injury, a spot opened up for Aguilar in the everyday lineup. He has been incredible at the plate for them hitting .299 with 16 homers and 50 RBIs in 201 at-bats.

Honorable mentions: Brandon Belt (Giants), Jose Martinez (Cardinals)

  • Second base - Gleyber Torres, Yankees

Entering the season, Torres was a much-heralded 21-year-old prospect (so young Didi Gregorius has given him the baby bottle emoji according to MLB.com) but began the year in the minors.

He has excelled for the Yankees in his 55 appearances with the team. He currently sits with a .286 batting average along with 14 homers and 35 RBIs.

Honorable mentions: Cesar Hernandez (Phillies), Asdrubal Cabrera (Mets), Jed Lowrie (Athletics)

  • Shortstop - Brandon Crawford, Giants

Crawford has always been an elite defender and has three Gold Gloves to his name.

Offense hasn’t come as easily, but he is on his way to his most impressive season at the plate. He is batting .307 with eight home runs, 35 RBIs, and 32 runs.

Honorable mention: Jurickson Profar (Rangers)

  • Third base - Eduardo Escobar, Twins

Playing time opened up for Escobar due to the suspension of Jorge Polanco and the major struggles of Miguel Sano. He has fully capitalized with a .293 batting average, 12 home runs, and 48 RBIs. while doubles isn’t a category in most fantasy leagues, he paces the majors with 33.

Honorable mentions: Max Muncy (Dodgers), Yangervis Solarte (Blue Jays), Miguel Andujar (Yankees)

  • Outfield - Mitch Haniger, Mariners

Haniger already has the same amount of homers (16) and 11 more RBIs (58) than all of 2017 despite 87 fewer plate appearances.

Only J.D. Martinez has driven in more runs so far this year. Haniger also has stolen four bases and has 38 runs.

  • Outfield - Matt Kemp, Dodgers

It wasn’t even certain that the 33-year-old Kemp would be on the Dodgers’ roster to begin the year. It has been a while since he’s come close to replicating his numbers from 2011 when he was the runner-up for National League MVP. He has been a pleasant surprise for Los Angeles with a .318 batting average, 13 home runs, and 47 RBIs.

  • Outfield - Nick Markakis, Braves

Now 34 years old, Markakis hadn’t been on many fantasy radars in his first three years with Atlanta from 2015-17. Those seasons he averaged eight homers, 73 RBIs, 72 runs, and a .280 batting average.

He should be in line for his first All-Star appearance as he is batting .328 (fifth in majors) to go along with eight home runs, 49 RBIs, and 45 runs.

Honorable mentions: Shin-Soo Choo (Rangers), Michael Brantley (Indians), David Peralta (Diamondbacks), Brandon Nimmo (Mets)


  • Starter - Mike Foltynewicz, Braves

The 26-year-old Foltynewicz made 28 starts for Atlanta last season but wasn’t overly impressive with a 4.79 ERA and 1.48 WHIP. Through 14 starts in 2018, he sits sixth in the majors with a 2.16 ERA. He has averaged well over a strikeout an inning with 90 in 79 frames. He was on the DL but came back to start on Monday.

  • Starter - Tyler Skaggs, Angels

Skaggs made just 44 starts from 2014-17, and he finished with over a four-ERA in each season (missed all of 2015 with injury).

He has looked like the Angels’ best starter in 2018 as his 2.81 ERA is 16th-best in the big leagues. He also has six wins in 14 starts, 86 strikeouts in 80 innings, and a solid 1.23 WHIP.

  • Starter - Sean Manaea, Athletics

The 26-year-old Manaea wasn’t bad in 29 starts during 2017 as he went 12-10 with a 4.37 ERA. Where he has shown the most improvements in 2018 is with his control as his walk rate has been cut nearly in half. Through his first 16 starts, he owns seven wins, a 3.40 ERA, and a very impressive 0.96 WHIP (sixth in majors).

  • Starter - Miles Mikolas, Cardinals

Before this season, the last time Mikolas pitched in the majors was 2014 when he had a 6.44 ERA in 10 starts. After dominating in Japan during the next three years, he agreed to a two-year deal with the Cardinals.

In 15 starts thus far, he has eight wins (tied for 13th in majors), a 2.69 ERA (14th in majors), and a stellar 0.97 WHIP (ninth in majors).

  • Starter - Sean Newcomb, Braves

Newcomb averaged a little over a strikeout an inning during his rookie year of 2017, but he also finished with a not-so-great 4.32 ERA and 1.57 WHIP in his 19 starts. While his strikeout rate has seen a small decrease this year, his walk rate has seen more of a decrease. The 25-year-old has made 15 starts with excellent numbers of eight wins, a 2.59 ERA (13th in majors), a 1.16 WHIP, and 84 strikeouts.

Honorable mentions: Jack Flaherty (Cardinals), Kyle Freeland (Rockies), Tyson Ross (Padres), Eduardo Rodriguez (Red Sox), Junior Guerra (Brewers), Ross Stripling (Dodgers)

  • Closer - Bud Norris (Cardinals)

While he saved 19 games for the Angels last year, Norris wasn’t really expected to take closing duties for the Cardinals especially after they signed Greg Holland.

As Holland has struggled, Norris has recorded 14 saves so far on the year. He has struck out 43 batters in 32.2 innings and owns a 3.31 ERA and 1.01 WHIP.

This spot likely would have gone to Kyle Barraclough had he been the Marlins’ closer all season.

Honorable mentions: Keone Kela (Rangers), Brad Boxberger (Diamondbacks)

  • Reliever - Josh Hader, Brewers

Hader has struck out 80 hitters in 39.2 innings which equates to 18.2 strikeouts per nine innings. He hasn’t been Milwaukee’s primary closer, but he does have six saves including some that came by pitching multiple innings. He has a microscopic 1.13 ERA and 0.73 WHIP.

Honorable mentions: Adam Ottavino (Rockies), Kyle Barraclough (Marlins)