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2020 Outfield Fantasy Rankings

OF rankings artworkBelow are the rankings of outfielders for the 2020 fantasy season. The list was last updated on February 16, 2020.

1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (ATL) Acuna missed being the fifth member of the very exclusive 40-40 club by a mere three stolen bases and didn’t turn 22 years-of-age until December. That accomplishment earns Ronald Acuna the honor of being the first overall pick off the board in 2020.

2. Christian Yelich (MIL) So you didn’t find a way to get that #1 overall pick this year? Don’t fret. Christian Yelich is one heckuva consolation prize.

3. Mike Trout (LAA) With speed being in demand and Trout’s number taking a dip in that category, he moves slightly down the overall board to third. All that being said, don’t be surprised if he finishes up 2020 as the best player in both the real game and ours.

4. Cody Bellinger (LAD) As a 24-year-old, Bellinger had a season for the ages. He upped the ante across the board, setting career highs in every offensive category. Bellinger is a Top-5 offensive talent heading into 2020 drafts. 1B-36

5. Juan Soto (WAS) 108 walks which led to a .401 OBP. 34 homers and 110 RBI. 110 runs scored. 12-of-13 stealing bases. A World Series ring. I think we can say that’s a pretty fair year, especially for a kid who doesn’t turn 22 until the end of this coming December.

6. Bryce Harper (PHI) Harper had his best season as a pro, mashing 35 homers, driving in 114 runs, and stealing 15 bases, yet can’t crack the Top-5 in the outfield. Yes, the outfield is absolutely loaded with talent.

7. Mookie Betts (LAD) It was the first time Betts failed to hit the 20 stolen base plateau since becoming a full-time player in 2014. A return to form in the speed game could be in order, but the friendly confines of Fenway are now replaced by a not so friendly Dodger Stadium.

8. J.D. Martinez (BOS) You know you’re a great player when a 36 homer, 105 RBI, .940 OPS season is considered a down year.

9. Starling Marte (ARZ) We’ve now seen back-to-back 20-20 seasons. The move to Chase Field should be cause for Marte to extend that streak to three seasons.

10. Aaron Judge (NYY) Back-to-back 27 homer seasons weren’t what we were expecting, but neither were the respective 413 and 378 at-bats. A return to health will very quickly remind us of that stellar 52 home run 2017 campaign.

11. Austin Meadows (TB) As a 24-year old, he’s coming off a great 33 homer, 12 stolen base season. He also holds the honor of quite possibly being the only Rays regular to not be in a platoon situation in 2020.

12. Whit Merrifield (KC) Mid-teens power combined with 20-to-25 thefts and the always great BA has its charms. One of the safest floors in the game. 2B-82

13. George Springer (HOU) Springer drummed his way to career highs in home runs (39), RBI (96), and OBP (.383). As he enters his thirties, he’s still one of the best leadoff bats in the game.

14. Eloy Jimenez (CWS) A slow April was followed by an ankle sprain that cost him a month of playing time, yet the budding star still finished up 2019 with 31 homers. Could a forty home run campaign be just around the corner?

15. Charlie Blackmon (COL) The power numbers are still solid, but last year he stole two…yes, two bases. The days of double-digit stolen bases are clearly in the rearview mirror.

16. Kris Bryant (CHC) Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo batting at the top-of-the-order for the Cubs is flat out wrong. If the Cubs ever figure out how to get these guys hitting where they belong, which would be 3/4 in the order, we might see a return to the 100 RBI seasons. 3B-115

17. Giancarlo Stanton (NYY) If healthy, Stanton could easily hit 40 homers and drive in 110 runs. Will he be healthy and how much are we willing to pay for that gamble.

18. Joey Gallo (TEX) After back-to-back 40 homer seasons, Gallo hit 22 homers in 241 at-bats in a season cut short by a fractured right wrist. Barring injury, a return to 40+ homers is a safe bet.

19. Ketel Marte (ARZ) 2019 proved to be an amazing breakout year for the 26-year-old Marte. In 49 more at-bats, he increased his total hits from 135 to 187, fueling increases in his offensive production across the board. Will 2020 bring progression, regression, or simply more of the same? 2B-83

20. Victor Robles (WAS) Robles proved to be an integral part of the Nats World Series winning team, hitting 17 homers and 28 swiping 28 bags in his rookie campaign. Yes, he didn’t walk enough but his Minor League history suggests better OBP days are ahead. 2020 will be your last chance to own Robles for a reasonable price in Dynasty Leagues.

21. Ramon Laureano (OAK) Those 24 homers and 13 stolen bases in 434 at-bats in 2019 begs one to wonder if a 30-20 type season could be in the cards in 2020.

22. Jorge Soler (KC) Soler didn’t just break the single-season Royals home run record, he annihilated it, finishing the season with 49 homers. In accomplishing this feat he became the first Royal to break the 40 home run mark. The promise that the Cubs saw back in 2012, when they inked Soler to a nine-year #30 million contract, has now come to fruition.

23. Jeff McNeil (NYM) With a pinch more power or speed, McNeil could potentially move higher among his peers. There are no questions about his ability to control the strike zone. 2B-37, 3B-31

24. Michael Conforto (NYM) 27, 28, and 33 homers over the past three seasons. 68, 82, and 92 RBI over those same three seasons. Conforto walked 84 times in each of the past two seasons. There is a 35-to-40 HR/100+ RBI season in his future and 2020 could very well be that year.

25. Marcell Ozuna (ATL) I have a hunch that Marcell Ozuna (and his stats) are really going to enjoy hitting in a lineup surrounded by Ronald Acuna, Ozzie Albies, and Freddie Freeman.

26. Tommy Pham (SD) The power will be put to the test in his new home, Petco Park, but the running game should be as strong as ever.

27. Max Kepler (MIN) This comment is for all our regular Podcast listeners. He’s definitely no Cedric Mullins!

28. Nick Castellanos (CIN) Castellanos hit 27 homers last year, 16 of them after being traded to the Cubs at the July trade deadline. Along the way he hit 58 doubles, the most since Todd Helton of the Rockies hit 59 in 2000. Castellanos is really going to enjoy calling the Great American Ball Park home.

29. Luis Robert (CWS) Robert’s very aggressive approach could be cause for some BA challenges, but 20-20 (with a full-season worth of at-bats) looks to be very attainable.

30. Trey Mancini (BAL) The promise shown in that solid rookie campaign failed to materialize as a sophomore. He more than made up for it in his third season and expect that trend to continue moving forward. 1B-57

31. Eddie Rosario (MIN) The free-swinging Rosario is definitely in-line for another big HR/RBI season in the Twin Cities.

32. Oscar Mercado (CLE) A solid 15-15 in his first 438 at-bats bodes well for his future. I wonder if the Cards are having seller’s remorse.

33. Kyle Schwarber (CHC) Schwarber is the quintessential three-true-outcome player.

34. Franmil Reyes (CLE) If Reyes can up the walks, he’ll be joining Kyle Schwarber in the “Adam Dunn Club.”

35. Scott Kingery (PHI) His first full season with the Phillies was all over the map. He had more ups and downs than a game of musical chairs, yet come year end he was only one homer and five stolen bases shy of a 20-20 campaign. He might very well get there in 2020. 3B-41

36. Willie Calhoun (TEX) The wait appears to have been worth it, as Calhoun mashed 16 homers in 225 at-bats in the second half. The future appears to be very bright for the young Texas outfielder.

37. Danny Santana (TEX) Santana was one of only nine players to go 20-20 in 2019. A one-off or late bloomer? He did steal 20 bases back in 2014, his first full season with the Twins, and should be a lock for 500 at-bats in Texas. That speed will make a difference, as will the outfield eligibility. 1B-44

38. Yasiel Puig (FA) It’s now February 16 and Yasiel Puig is still looking for a place to call home. He’s running out of suitors and the clock is ticking.

39. Byron Buxton (MIN) So much potential……so little health.

40. Bryan Reynolds (PIT) The combination of that solid hit tool and moderate power batting in the three-hole is most intriguing.

41. Adam Eaton (WAS)
42. David Dahl (COL)
43. Michael Brantley (HOU)
44. J.D. Davis (NYM) 3B-31
45. Mallex Smith (SEA)
46. Justin Upton (LAA)
47. Shogo Akiyama (CIN)
48. Lorenzo Cain (MIL)
49. Jo Adell (LAA)
50. Hunter Dozier (KC) 3B-100
51. Shin-Soo Choo (TEX)
52. Lourdes Gurriel Jr. (TOR)
53. Nomar Mazara (CWS)
54. Joc Pederson(LAD) 1B-20
55. Dylan Carlson (STL)
56. Andrew Benintendi (BOS)
57. Brian Anderson (MIA) 3B-67
58. A.J. Pollock (LAD)
59. Randal Grichuk (TOR)
60. Kole Calhoun (ARZ)
61. David Peralta (ARZ)
62. Mark Canha (OAK)
63. Jarrod Dyson (PIT)
64. Trent Grisham (SD)
65. Austin Hays (BAL)
66. Ryan Braun (MIL)
67. Kyle Tucker (HOU)
68. Yoshi Tsutsugo (TB)
69. Avisail Garcia (MIL)
70. Wil Myers (SD)
71. Mike Tauchman (NYY)
72. Kevin Kiermaier (TB)
73. Alex Verdugo (BOS)
74. Luis Arraez (MIN) 2B-49
75. Niko Goodrum (DET) 2B-22, SS-38
76. Sam Hilliard (COL)
77. Jake Fraley (SEA)
78. Mike Yastrzemski (SFG)
79. Jon Berti (MIA) SS-32, 3B-20
80. Teoscar Hernandez (TOR)
81. Aristides Aquino (CIN)
82. Garrett Hampson (COL) 2B-50
83. Gregory Polanco (PIT)
84. Andrew McCutchen (PHI)
85. Hunter Renfroe (TB)
86. Corey Dickerson (MIA)
87. Franchy Cordero (SD)
88. Jackie Bradley (BOS)
89. Kevin Pillar (FA)
90. JaCoby Jones (DET)
91. Garrett Cooper (MIA) 1B-73
92. David Fletcher (LAA) 2B-42, SS-39, 3B-90
93. Austin Riley (ATL)
94. Nick Senzel (CIN)
95. Stephen Piscotty (OAK)
96. Tyler O’Neill (STL)
97. Brett Gardner (NYY)
98. Adam Haseley (PHI)
99. Nick Markakis (ATL)
100. Jesse Winker (CIN)
101. Anthony Santander (BAL)
102. Mitch Haniger (SEA)
103. Jason Heyward (CHC)
104. Ian Happ (CHC)
105. Domingo Santana (CLE)
106. Roman Quinn (PHI)
107. Alex Gordon (KC)
108. Kyle Lewis (SEA)
109. Brian Goodwin (LAA)
110. Delino DeShields (CLE)
111. Marwin Gonzalez (MIN) 1B-21, 3B-40
112. Enrique Hernandez (LAD) 2B-85
113. Brandon Nimmo (NYM)
114. Alex Dickerson (SFG)
115. Aaron Hicks (NYY)
116. Ian Desmond (COL)
117. Jose Peraza (BOS) 2B-78, SS-39
118. Harrison Bader (STL)
119. Christin Stewart (DET)
120. Dexter Fowler (STL)
121. Ender Inciarte (ATL)
122. Manny Margot (TB)
123. Jose Martinez (TB)
124. Chad Pinder (OAK) 2B-21
125. Josh Reddick (HOU)
126. Jordan Luplow (CLE)
127. Jake Bauers (CLE) 1B-31
128. Leury Garcia (CWS)
129. Chris Taylor (LAD) 2B-20, SS-39
130. Jay Bruce (PHI)
131. Greg Allen (CLE)
132. Cameron Maybin (DET)
133. Yoenis Cespedes (NYM)
134. Jake Marisnick (NYM)
135. Carlos Gonzalez (SEA)
136. Albert Amora Jr. (CHC)
137. Alex Kirilloff (MIN)
138. Josh VanMeter (CIN)
139. Brandon Drury (TOR) 3B-65
140. Hunter Pence (SFG)
141. Matt Joyce (MIA)
142. Victor Reyes (DET)
143. Jarred Kelenic (SEA)
144. Derek Fisher (TOR)
145. Clint Frazier (NYY)
146. Steven Souza Jr. (CHC)
147. Matt Beaty (LAD) 1B-35
148. Lewis Brinson (MIA)
149. Josh Rojas (ARZ)
150. Steven Duggar (SFG)
151. Yairo Munoz (STL) 3B-21
152. Harold Castro (DET) 2B-34
153. Anthony Alford (TOR)
154. Michael A. Taylor (WAS)
155. Bradley Zimmer (CLE)
156. Dominic Smith (NYM) 1B-36
157. Tony Kemp (OAK) 2B-43
158. Billy Hamilton (SFG)
159. Khalil Lee (KC)
160. Leody Taveras (TEX)
161. Dylan Moore (SEA) SS-31
162. Jose Osuna (PIT) 1B-31
163. Edward Olivares (SD)
164. Daz Cameron (DET)
165. Jason Martin (PIT)
166. Travis Demeritte (DET)
167. Cristian Pache (ATL)
168. Seth Brown (OAK)
169. Randy Arozarena (TB)
170. Brandon Dixon (DET) 1B-61
171. Jon Jay (ARZ)
172. Adam Engel (CWS)
173. Cedric Mullins (BAL)
174. Charlie Tilson (PIT)

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