Out of the top 60 starting pitchers based on total projected fantasy points between now and 5/25, 28 have a projected rank that is substantially better than their season to date rank. Kyle Freeland (#50) and Chris Archer (#57) are a couple starting pitchers who are projected to improve on their season rank in the short term. But of all the starting pitchers with improved short term ranking, Jacob deGrom is the highest ranking one at #3, up from #39 season-to-date. There are only 6 starting pitchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Matt Boyd, for example, is projected to be just the #60 starting pitcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 6 starting pitchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #33, Mike Fiers is the highest ranking one.

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[*] = Owned in Under 65% of Leagues, [+/-] = Players With Better/Worse Ranking vs Season-to-Date

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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J. Verlander (HOU) 20 FP, 2 GP | C. Paddack (SD) 7 FP, 2 GP | H. Ryu (LAD) 5 FP, 1 GP |

D. German (NYY) 18 FP, 3 GP | J. Happ (NYY) 7 FP, 2 GP + | J. Lester (CHC) 4 FP, 2 GP - |

J. deGrom (NYM) 16 FP, 2 GP + | L. Castillo (CIN) 7 FP, 2 GP - | Kenta Maeda (LAD) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

G. Cole (HOU) 14 FP, 2 GP | M. Tanaka (NYY) 7 FP, 2 GP + | Caleb Smith (MIA) 4 FP, 1 GP |

M. Scherzer (WAS) 13 FP, 2 GP + | M. Gonzales (SEA) 7 FP, 2 GP | S. Bieber (CLE) 4 FP, 2 GP |

J. Berrios (MIN) 13 FP, 2 GP | K. Hendricks (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GP + | E. Rodriguez (BOS) 4 FP, 3 GP + |

P. Corbin (WAS) 13 FP, 3 GP | C. Hamels (CHC) 6 FP, 2 GP | J. Flaherty (STL) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

Z. Greinke (ARI) 11 FP, 2 GP | J. Arrieta (PHI) 6 FP, 3 GP + | J. Chacin (MIL) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

N. Syndergaard (NYM) 11 FP, 2 GP + | L. Weaver (ARI) 6 FP, 2 GP | G. Gonzalez* (MIL) 4 FP, 2 GP |

W. Buehler (LAD) 10 FP, 2 GP + | M. Mikolas (STL) 6 FP, 2 GP + | K. Freeland (COL) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

A. Nola (PHI) 10 FP, 2 GP + | Z. Wheeler (NYM) 6 FP, 2 GP + | R. Hill (LAD) 4 FP, 2 GP + |

T. Bauer (CLE) 10 FP, 2 GP | Z. Davies (MIL) 6 FP, 2 GP | C. Martin* (HOU) 4 FP, 2 GP |

B. Snell (TB) 10 FP, 2 GP + | M. Fiers* (OAK) 6 FP, 2 GP | F. Montas (OAK) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

D. Price (BOS) 8 FP, 2 GP + | M. Wacha (STL) 6 FP, 2 GP + | W. Font* (NYM) 3 FP, 3 GP |

C. Morton (TB) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Perez (MIN) 6 FP, 2 GP - | J. Gray (COL) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

C. Sale (BOS) 8 FP, 2 GP + | T. Williams (PIT) 6 FP, 2 GP + | C. Kershaw (LAD) 3 FP, 1 GP |

M. Minor (TEX) 8 FP, 2 GP + | M. Soroka (ATL) 5 FP, 3 GP | C. Archer (PIT) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

R. Ray (ARI) 8 FP, 2 GP + | J. Quintana (CHC) 5 FP, 2 GP | M. Bumgarner (SF) 3 FP, 2 GP + |

C. Carrasco (CLE) 8 FP, 2 GP + | C. Bassitt* (OAK) 5 FP, 2 GP | W. Miley (HOU) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

S. Strasburg (WAS) 8 FP, 2 GP | M. Kelly* (ARI) 5 FP, 2 GP | M. Boyd (DET) 3 FP, 2 GP - |

**Top 30 Projected Catchers 5/15 to 5/25**

There are a number of catchers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #8, Pedro Severino is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 catchers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Gary Sanchez is the highest ranking must start. There are only 4 catchers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Mitch Garver, for example, is projected to be just the #28 catcher during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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G. Sanchez (NYY) 29 FP, 11 GP + | Y. Grandal (MIL) 17 FP, 9 GP - | R. Perez* (CLE) 14 FP, 10 GP |

Willson Contreras (CHC) 28 FP, 11 GP | W. Castillo* (CHW) 17 FP, 10 GP | C. Iannetta* (COL) 14 FP, 9 GP |

Y. Molina (STL) 24 FP, 9 GP | T. Flowers* (ATL) 16 FP, 11 GP | Y. Gomes* (WAS) 14 FP, 11 GP |

W. Ramos (NYM) 24 FP, 11 GP + | F. Cervelli* (PIT) 16 FP, 10 GP | A. Wynns* (BAL) 13 FP, 12 GP |

J. Realmuto (PHI) 24 FP, 11 GP | J. Lucroy (LAA) 15 FP, 9 GP - | J. Alfaro* (MIA) 13 FP, 9 GP |

W. Astudillo (MIN) 22 FP, 10 GP + | K. Suzuki* (WAS) 15 FP, 11 GP | C. Vazquez* (BOS) 13 FP, 10 GP |

B. Posey (SF) 21 FP, 9 GP + | J. Castro* (MIN) 15 FP, 10 GP | C. Kelly* (ARI) 13 FP, 9 GP |

Pedro Severino* (BAL) 18 FP, 12 GP | D. Jansen* (TOR) 15 FP, 11 GP | Mitch Garver (MIN) 12 FP, 8 GP - |

R. Chirinos (HOU) 17 FP, 10 GP | A. Hedges* (SD) 15 FP, 10 GP | J. Phegley* (OAK) 12 FP, 9 GP |

O. Narvaez (SEA) 17 FP, 9 GP - | B. McCann* (ATL) 14 FP, 11 GP | J. Mathis* (TEX) 12 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected First Basemen 5/15 to 5/25**

There are 9 first basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Nelson Cruz is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 first basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Hunter Dozier, for example, is projected to be just the #30 first baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options. There are only 6 first basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #8, Rowdy Tellez is the highest ranking one.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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F. Freeman (ATL) 34 FP, 11 GP | S. Choo (TEX) 28 FP, 10 GP + | J. Aguilar (MIL) 25 FP, 9 GP + |

N. Cruz (MIN) 31 FP, 10 GP + | J. Bell (PIT) 28 FP, 10 GP - | Y. Gurriel (HOU) 25 FP, 10 GP |

P. Goldschmidt (STL) 31 FP, 9 GP + | D. Vogelbach (SEA) 28 FP, 9 GP | Jose Martinez (STL) 25 FP, 9 GP |

A. Rizzo (CHC) 30 FP, 10 GP | P. Alonso (NYM) 28 FP, 11 GP - | B. Belt* (SF) 24 FP, 10 GP |

C. Santana (CLE) 29 FP, 10 GP + | M. Carpenter (STL) 28 FP, 9 GP + | R. Guzman* (TEX) 24 FP, 10 GP |

K. Davis (OAK) 29 FP, 9 GP + | C. Bellinger (LAD) 27 FP, 8 GP - | M. Olson (OAK) 23 FP, 9 GP + |

L. Voit (NYY) 29 FP, 11 GP | K. Morales* (NYY) 27 FP, 11 GP | J. Votto (CIN) 23 FP, 9 GP |

R. Tellez* (TOR) 29 FP, 11 GP | E. Encarnacion (SEA) 27 FP, 9 GP - | C. Cron* (MIN) 23 FP, 10 GP |

J. Smoak (TOR) 29 FP, 11 GP + | E. Hosmer (SD) 27 FP, 10 GP | M. Moreland* (BOS) 22 FP, 10 GP |

J. Martinez (BOS) 28 FP, 10 GP | J. Abreu (CHW) 26 FP, 10 GP - | H. Dozier (KC) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

**Top 30 Projected Second Basemen 5/15 to 5/25**

There are a number of second basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. Rougned Odor, at #12, is the highest ranking second baseman of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 second basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #2, Asdrubal Cabrera is the highest ranking must start. There are only 5 second basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Brandon Lowe, for example, is projected to be just the #20 second baseman. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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J. Baez (CHC) 31 FP, 11 GP | K. Marte (ARI) 25 FP, 9 GP - | H. Kendrick* (WAS) 22 FP, 11 GP |

A. Cabrera (TEX) 30 FP, 10 GP + | R. Odor* (TEX) 24 FP, 10 GP | D. Gordon (SEA) 20 FP, 9 GP |

G. Torres (NYY) 29 FP, 11 GP + | D. Descalso* (CHC) 24 FP, 11 GP | N. Goodrum* (DET) 20 FP, 10 GP |

O. Albies (ATL) 28 FP, 11 GP | J. McNeil (NYM) 24 FP, 11 GP - | J. Panik* (SF) 20 FP, 10 GP |

D. LeMahieu (NYY) 28 FP, 11 GP | K. Wong (STL) 23 FP, 9 GP - | K. Hiura* (MIL) 19 FP, 9 GP |

W. Merrifield (KC) 27 FP, 9 GP | J. Schoop (MIN) 23 FP, 10 GP | S. Castro* (MIA) 19 FP, 9 GP |

C. Hernandez (PHI) 27 FP, 11 GP | S. Wilkerson* (BAL) 23 FP, 12 GP | I. Kinsler* (SD) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Villar (BAL) 27 FP, 12 GP | D. Murphy (COL) 23 FP, 9 GP + | D. Fletcher* (LAA) 18 FP, 9 GP |

R. Cano (NYM) 26 FP, 11 GP + | B. Dozier* (WAS) 22 FP, 11 GP | A. Frazier* (PIT) 18 FP, 10 GP |

Y. Moncada (CHW) 26 FP, 10 GP - | B. Lowe (TB) 22 FP, 9 GP - | J. Kipnis* (CLE) 18 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Third Basemen 5/15 to 5/25**

There are a number of third basemen projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #9, Tommy La Stella is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 third basemen whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. At #1, Anthony Rendon is the highest ranking must start. There are only 6 third basemen who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Michael Chavis, for example, is projected to be just the #29 third baseman during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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A. Rendon (WAS) 35 FP, 11 GP + | M. Moustakas (MIL) 26 FP, 9 GP | R. Nunez* (BAL) 22 FP, 12 GP |

A. Bregman (HOU) 34 FP, 10 GP | R. Ruiz* (BAL) 25 FP, 12 GP | J. Turner (LAD) 22 FP, 8 GP - |

J. Ramirez (CLE) 33 FP, 10 GP + | E. Suarez (CIN) 25 FP, 9 GP - | J. Davis* (NYM) 21 FP, 11 GP |

K. Bryant (CHC) 33 FP, 11 GP | M. Sano* (MIN) 25 FP, 10 GP | T. Frazier* (NYM) 20 FP, 11 GP |

N. Arenado (COL) 31 FP, 9 GP | Y. Diaz (TB) 24 FP, 9 GP - | J. Lamb* (ARI) 20 FP, 8 GP |

V. Guerrero Jr. (TOR) 31 FP, 11 GP + | G. Urshela* (NYY) 24 FP, 11 GP | J. Gyorko* (STL) 20 FP, 9 GP |

J. Donaldson (ATL) 29 FP, 11 GP + | D. Bote* (CHC) 24 FP, 11 GP | Johan Camargo* (ATL) 19 FP, 11 GP |

M. Chapman (OAK) 29 FP, 9 GP | E. Longoria* (SF) 24 FP, 10 GP | J. Candelario* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

T. La Stella* (LAA) 28 FP, 9 GP | R. Devers (BOS) 23 FP, 10 GP - | M. Chavis (BOS) 18 FP, 10 GP - |

M. Franco (PHI) 26 FP, 11 GP | E. Escobar (ARI) 23 FP, 9 GP - | B. Drury* (TOR) 16 FP, 11 GP |

**Top 30 Projected Shortstops 5/15 to 5/25**

If you need help at shortstop there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 30 in the short term. Eric Sogard, at #4, is the highest ranking shortstop of this waiver wire group. There are only 4 shortstops whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Francisco Lindor, at #2, is the highest ranking shortstop of this 'must start' group. There are only 3 shortstops who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Corey Seager, for example, is projected to be just the #30 shortstop during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-10 | 11-20 | 21-30 |
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E. Andrus (TEX) 32 FP, 10 GP | M. Machado (SD) 27 FP, 10 GP | H. Alberto* (BAL) 20 FP, 12 GP |

F. Lindor (CLE) 31 FP, 10 GP + | A. Mondesi (KC) 25 FP, 9 GP | T. Beckham* (SEA) 19 FP, 9 GP |

J. Polanco (MIN) 31 FP, 10 GP | D. Swanson (ATL) 24 FP, 11 GP | J. Crawford* (SEA) 18 FP, 9 GP |

E. Sogard* (TOR) 30 FP, 11 GP | J. Profar (OAK) 24 FP, 9 GP + | W. Adames* (TB) 18 FP, 9 GP |

T. Story (COL) 29 FP, 9 GP | A. Rosario* (NYM) 24 FP, 11 GP | R. Rodriguez* (DET) 18 FP, 10 GP |

J. Segura (PHI) 29 FP, 11 GP + | T. Anderson (CHW) 24 FP, 10 GP - | R. Martin* (BAL) 18 FP, 12 GP |

P. DeJong (STL) 29 FP, 9 GP - | A. Simmons (LAA) 23 FP, 9 GP | N. Lopez* (KC) 18 FP, 9 GP |

C. Correa (HOU) 29 FP, 10 GP | T. Turner (WAS) 22 FP, 8 GP + | S. Kingery* (PHI) 18 FP, 9 GP |

X. Bogaerts (BOS) 28 FP, 10 GP | A. Diaz* (HOU) 21 FP, 10 GP | O. Arcia* (MIL) 18 FP, 9 GP |

M. Semien (OAK) 27 FP, 9 GP | N. Ahmed* (ARI) 21 FP, 9 GP | C. Seager (LAD) 17 FP, 8 GP - |

**Top 60 Projected Outfielders 5/15 to 5/25**

If you need help at outfielder there are a number of players who are available in at least 35% of leagues and are projected to be in the top 60 in the short term. Brett Gardner, at #29, is the highest ranking outfielder of this waiver wire group. There are 13 outfielders that you will want to make sure are starting for you because they are projected to be better over the next 10 days than their season-to-date rank. At #7, Dwight Smith is the highest ranking must start. There are 8 outfielders who are typically starting fantasy outfielders but are projected for fewer points than normal. Domingo Santana, for example, is projected to be just the #57 outfielder during the upcoming stretch and some owners may have better options.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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M. Trout (LAA) 38 FP, 9 GP | T. Mancini (BAL) 28 FP, 12 GP | L. Cain (MIL) 24 FP, 9 GP - |

R. Hoskins (PHI) 36 FP, 11 GP | V. Robles (WAS) 28 FP, 11 GP + | A. Jones (ARI) 23 FP, 9 GP - |

C. Yelich (MIL) 36 FP, 9 GP | A. Meadows (TB) 27 FP, 9 GP + | B. Goodwin* (LAA) 23 FP, 9 GP |

G. Springer (HOU) 35 FP, 10 GP | A. Eaton (WAS) 27 FP, 11 GP + | F. Reyes (SD) 23 FP, 10 GP - |

M. Betts (BOS) 33 FP, 10 GP | C. Frazier (NYY) 27 FP, 11 GP + | E. Inciarte* (ATL) 23 FP, 11 GP |

J. Gallo (TEX) 33 FP, 10 GP | N. Mazara (TEX) 27 FP, 10 GP + | H. Pence* (TEX) 23 FP, 10 GP |

D. Smith (BAL) 32 FP, 12 GP + | A. Benintendi (BOS) 27 FP, 10 GP | C. Maybin* (NYY) 23 FP, 11 GP |

M. Ozuna (STL) 32 FP, 9 GP | M. Kepler (MIN) 27 FP, 10 GP | W. Myers (SD) 23 FP, 10 GP + |

A. Hicks (NYY) 31 FP, 11 GP | B. Gardner* (NYY) 26 FP, 11 GP | D. Dahl (COL) 23 FP, 9 GP + |

M. Haniger (SEA) 31 FP, 9 GP | J. Heyward (CHC) 26 FP, 11 GP | R. Braun (MIL) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

R. Acuna (ATL) 30 FP, 11 GP | O. Herrera* (PHI) 25 FP, 11 GP | S. Piscotty (OAK) 22 FP, 9 GP - |

B. Harper (PHI) 30 FP, 11 GP | S. Marte (PIT) 25 FP, 10 GP + | D. Dietrich* (CIN) 22 FP, 9 GP |

C. Blackmon (COL) 30 FP, 9 GP | T. Pham (TB) 25 FP, 9 GP | K. Calhoun* (LAA) 22 FP, 8 GP |

M. Brantley (HOU) 30 FP, 10 GP | D. Peralta (ARI) 25 FP, 9 GP - | K. Schwarber* (CHC) 21 FP, 11 GP |

J. Soto (WAS) 29 FP, 11 GP + | G. Polanco (PIT) 25 FP, 10 GP + | L. Martin* (CLE) 21 FP, 10 GP |

N. Markakis (ATL) 29 FP, 11 GP | S. Ohtani (LAA) 25 FP, 9 GP + | D. Fowler* (STL) 21 FP, 9 GP |

R. Grichuk (TOR) 29 FP, 11 GP + | A. Gordon (KC) 25 FP, 9 GP - | D. Santana (SEA) 21 FP, 9 GP - |

E. Rosario (MIN) 29 FP, 10 GP | B. Nimmo* (NYM) 24 FP, 11 GP | B. Buxton (MIN) 21 FP, 10 GP |

M. Conforto (NYM) 28 FP, 11 GP | C. Stewart* (DET) 24 FP, 10 GP | B. Zobrist* (CHC) 21 FP, 11 GP |

A. McCutchen (PHI) 28 FP, 11 GP | N. Castellanos (DET) 24 FP, 10 GP | H. Renfroe* (SD) 21 FP, 10 GP |

**Top 60 Projected Relievers 5/15 to 5/25**

There are a number of relievers projected to be major short term fantasy contributors who are widely available on waiver wires. At #11, Pedro Strop is the highest ranking one. There are only 4 relievers whose projected rank over the next 10 days is much better than their season-to-date rank. Edwin Diaz, at #2, is the highest ranking reliever of this 'must start' group. There are only 4 relievers who are projected to be short term fantasy busts. Alex Colome, for example, is projected to be just the #31 reliever. He is still probably a fantasy starter for most owners.

TOP 1-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 |
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R. Osuna (HOU) 24 FP, 10 GP | R. Iglesias (CIN) 11 FP, 9 GP | S. Barlow* (KC) 3 FP, 9 GP |

E. Diaz (NYM) 23 FP, 11 GP + | H. Robles* (LAA) 10 FP, 9 GP | J. Familia* (NYM) 3 FP, 11 GP |

A. Chapman (NYY) 21 FP, 11 GP + | S. Greene (DET) 9 FP, 10 GP - | T. May* (MIN) 3 FP, 10 GP |

S. Doolittle (WAS) 20 FP, 11 GP | B. Parker* (MIN) 9 FP, 10 GP | S. Dominguez* (PHI) 3 FP, 11 GP |

K. Giles (TOR) 20 FP, 11 GP | H. Neris* (PHI) 9 FP, 11 GP | T. Clippard* (CLE) 2 FP, 10 GP |

J. Hader (MIL) 19 FP, 9 GP | T. Rogers* (MIN) 9 FP, 10 GP | A. Ottavino* (NYY) 2 FP, 11 GP |

B. Hand (CLE) 19 FP, 10 GP | S. Romo* (MIA) 9 FP, 9 GP | J. Miller* (WAS) 2 FP, 11 GP |

B. Treinen (OAK) 18 FP, 9 GP + | L. Jackson* (ATL) 9 FP, 11 GP | J. Jeffress* (MIL) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Yates (SD) 17 FP, 10 GP | T. Buttrey* (LAA) 9 FP, 9 GP | Z. Britton* (NYY) 2 FP, 11 GP |

F. Vazquez (PIT) 17 FP, 10 GP | M. Givens* (BAL) 9 FP, 12 GP | B. Workman* (BOS) 2 FP, 10 GP |

P. Strop* (CHC) 16 FP, 9 GP | A. Colome (CHW) 7 FP, 10 GP - | Seth Lugo* (NYM) 2 FP, 11 GP |

J. Hicks (STL) 16 FP, 9 GP | R. Brasier* (BOS) 7 FP, 10 GP | L. Trivino* (OAK) 2 FP, 9 GP |

Jose Alvarado (TB) 15 FP, 9 GP + | M. Walden* (BOS) 4 FP, 10 GP | B. Brach* (CHC) 2 FP, 11 GP |

W. Davis (COL) 15 FP, 9 GP | W. Peralta* (KC) 4 FP, 9 GP | Y. Hirano* (ARI) 2 FP, 9 GP |

K. Jansen (LAD) 14 FP, 8 GP - | A. Bradley* (ARI) 4 FP, 9 GP | K. Kela* (PIT) 2 FP, 9 GP |

G. Holland (ARI) 14 FP, 9 GP | C. Edwards* (CHC) 4 FP, 11 GP | B. Boxberger* (KC) 2 FP, 9 GP |

M. Barnes* (BOS) 13 FP, 10 GP | H. Rondon* (HOU) 4 FP, 10 GP | J. Soria* (OAK) 2 FP, 9 GP |

S. Kelley* (TEX) 12 FP, 9 GP | C. Martin* (TEX) 3 FP, 10 GP | E. Pagan* (TB) 2 FP, 9 GP |

W. Smith (SF) 11 FP, 10 GP - | R. Pressly* (HOU) 3 FP, 10 GP | T. Kahnle* (NYY) 2 FP, 11 GP |

R. Elias* (SEA) 11 FP, 9 GP | P. Neshek* (PHI) 3 FP, 11 GP | S. Gaviglio* (TOR) 2 FP, 11 GP |