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Outfield

Below are our rankings of outfielders entering the 2017 season.  The list was last updated on February 6, 2017.

The Elite

1.

Mike Trout (LAA) The best player in the game, bar none.

2.

Mookie Betts (BOS) All betts for improvement in 2017 are on.

3.

Bryce Harper (WAS) Whatever happened in the second half shouldn’t be repeated. He’s simply too good to repeat that disaster.

4.

Charlie Blackmon (COL) The speed disappointed, the power impressed. A healthy toe, and 25 stolen bases are within reach?

Damn, these Guys are Really Good!

5.

Starling Marte (PIT) The safest 35 thefts you can buy.

6.

Trea Turner (WAS, 2B elig) He will be the most controversial pick of the draft season. Boom, bust, or somewhere in-between?

7.

A. J. Pollock (ARZ) That 20 homer, 39 stolen base 2015 campaign shouldn’t be forgotten.

8.

Giancarlo Stanton (MIA) All we want are 550 at-bats. Is that too much to ask?

9.

George Springer (HOU) 9-for-19 on the basepaths last year after going 16-for-20 in 2016? Pay for the four categories, not five.

10.

Nelson Cruz (SEA) Three consecutive 40+ home run seasons. He’ll make it four.

11.

Ryan Braun (MIL) The days of 20 stolen bases are over, but 25-90 with ten thefts is nothing to sneeze at.

12.

Yoenis Cespedes (NYM) Injuries cost him a shot at three consecutive 100 RBI seasons. He’ll start a new streak this year.

13.

J. D. Martinez (DET) He missed six weeks with the fractured elbow but still displayed that coveted power, and at the same time recorded a career high .373 OBP. Free agency and a possible huge payday is looming in 2018.

14.

Ian Desmond (COL) The days of SS eligibility are definitely in the rear view mirror, but the power/speed will play well when he qualifies early in the season at 1B.

15.

Carlos Gonzalez (COL) The heart and soul of what could be the best offense in baseball. Another 25-100 season is just around the corner.

16.

Matt Kemp (ATL) With Inciarte, Swanson, and Freeman hitting ahead of him, 100 RBI’s are a lock.

17.

Billy Hamilton (CIN) 50, 60, 70 stolen bases? The sky is the limit for this burner.

18.

Christian Yelich (MIA) A little more speed and he moves from being a very good player, to elite.

19.

Gregory Polanco (PIT) He dealt with knee and shoulder woes in the second half and it showed. A year of health could vault Polanco into the top-tier.

20.

Khris Davis (OAK) The move to Oakland had some thinking the power would dwindle. They thought wrong. This Davis will crush it once again in 2017.

A Strong Middle-Tier

21.

Adam Jones (BAL) He hit 29 homers in 2016, which by coincidence is his average over the past six seasons. In what many perceived to be a down year, the results don’t back up that train of thought.

22.

Kyle Schwarber (CHC) Avoid him like the plague in Leagues that use defensive metrics.

23.

Mark Trumbo (BAL) Trumbo re-upped with the O’s on a three-year, $37.5 million contract. 47 homers doesn’t buy what it once did.

24.

Andrew McCutchen (PIT) Is a bounceback campaign in the cards for “Cutch”? Not in the speed game.

25.

Justin Upton (DET) One of these years the extended slump will be a full six months.

26.

Jackie Bradley (BOS) Bradley’s 2017 goal is to reduce the strikeout numbers. How valuable will he be with a 10-15% reduction in those 143 strikeouts that he posted in 2016?

27.

Jose Bautista (TOR) Another solid year as a Jay, but the visions of a mega long-term deal are pure Fantasy.

28.

Andrew Benintendi (BOS) Meet your AL ROY.

29.

Yasmany Tomas (ARZ) Those who had the patience to wait out those early struggles were handsomely rewarded.

30.

Stephen Piscotty (STL) He doesn’t have the huge upside potential that many of his peers have, but a boring 25-85, year after year after year, gets the job done.

31.

Byron Buxton (MIN) Money in the bank, or should that be wallet?

32.

David Dahl (COL) Never a dahl moment, or hopefully there isn’t. Playing time will be the only thing stopping this young phenom from climbing the charts rapidly in 2017.

33.

Adam Eaton (WAS) The Gnats paid a steep price to acquire Eaton this off-season. He could be worth that price.

34.

Ender Inciarte (ATL) This ender will justify the means.

35.

Jay Bruce (NYM) Bruce spent all off-season wondering where he’d be calling home this season. The Mets will be thankful it’s still New York.

36.

Nomar Mazara (TEX) Rushed to the bigs as a 21-year-old, he managed to hit 20 bombs in his rookie campaign. He could cross the 30 homer threshold in 2017.

Geez, the Outfield is Deep

37.

Odubel Herrera (PHI) The walk rate soared. The strikeout rate dropped. Will he improve on the growth in his game in 2017?

38.

Marcell Ozuna (MIA) Any day now Jeffrey Loria will tell Ozuna how valuable he is to the organization. “Don’t buy the house, Marcell……don’t do it!”

39.

Joc Pederson (LAD) Pederson stole 31 bases at Double-A in 2013. He followed that up by swiping 30 bases at Triple-A. His two-year total since arriving in Los Angeles is 10. He has been caught nine times. Where did the speed go?

40.

Dexter Fowler (STL) How many times has Fowler broken the 500 at-bat mark in his eight full seasons? Once, yes that’s correct, once.

41.

Kevin Kiermaier (TAM) 12 homers and 21 stolen bases in 366 at-bats last season. Let’s do the math.

42.

Lorenzo Cain (KC) Is Cain really that able?

43.

Kole Calhoun (LAA) A healthy “Cowboy” will round up solid numbers.

44.

Max Kepler (MIN) He still has some work to do against southpaws, but his Minor League history suggests that success shouldn’t be ruled out. Let’s hope the Twins give him the opportunity.

45.

Carlos Beltran (HOU) Yeah, he’s getting up there in age, but he’s simply too good of a hitter to not post solid numbers in Houston.

46.

Carlos Gomez (TEX) A make it or break it year for Gomez.

47.

Adam Duvall (CIN) 20 of his 33 homers came in May and June. The .213 BA came in September. “Danger, Will Robinson!!”

48.

Hunter Renfroe (SD) The warehouse roof came calling and he answered the call. When he connects, the ball is going to go a long, long way.

49.

Brandon Drury (ARZ, 3B elig) The combination of OF/3B and soon-to-be 2B eligibility is a nice bonus, especially in deeper formats. Jake Lamb should be looking over his shoulder.

50.

Keon Broxton (MIL) The job is his to lose. He won’t.

Did I mention the Outfield is Really Deep?

51.

Hunter Pence (SF)

52.

Jacoby Ellsbury (NYY)

53.

Rajai Davis (OAK)

54.

Leonys Martin (SEA)

55.

Randal Grichuk (STL)

56.

Denard Span (SF)

57.

Melvin Upton (TOR)

58.

Corey Dickerson (TAM)

59.

Domingo Santana (MIL)

60.

Melky Cabrera (CWS)

61.

Alex Dickerson (SD)

62.

Michael Brantley (CLE)

63.

Tyler Naquin (CLE)

64.

David Peralta (ARZ)

65.

Jarrod Dyson (SEA)

66.

Yasiel Puig (LAD)

67.

Jorge Soler (KC)

68.

Cameron Maybin (LAA)

69.

Seth Smith (BAL)

70.

Brett Gardner (NYY)

71.

Shin-soo Choo (TEX)

72.

Josh Reddick (HOU)

73.

Matt Holliday (NYY)

74.

Brandon Moss, FA (1B elig)

75.

Curtis Granderson (NYM)

76.

Jon Jay (CHC)

77.

Albert Almora (CHC)

78.

Travis Jankowski (SD)

79.

Gerardo Parra (COL)

80.

Charlie Tilson (CWS)

81.

Steven Souza (TAM)

82.

Ben Revere (LAA)

83.

Jason Heyward (CHC)

84.

Nick Markakis (ATL)

85.

Mitch Haniger (SEA)

86.

Michael Conforto (NYM)

87.

Matt Joyce (OAK)

88.

Kevin Pillar (TOR)

89.

Jayson Werth (WAS)

90.

Eddie Rosario (MIN)

91.

Michael Saunders (PHI)

92.

Avisail Garcia (CWS)

93.

Andrew Toles (LAD)

94.

Manny Margot (SD)

95.

Alex Gordon (KC)

96.

Colby Rasmus (TAM)

97.

Jarrett Parker (SF)

98.

Lonnie Chisenhall (CLE)

99.

Mallex Smith (TAM)

100.

Aaron Judge (NYY)

101.

Tyler Collins (DET)

102.

Danny Santana (MIN)

103.

Hyun-soo Kim (BAL)

104.

Mikie Mahtook (DET)

105.

Aaron Hicks (NYY)

106.

Ben Gamel (SEA)

107.

Scott Schebler (CIN)

108.

Brandon Guyer (CLE)

109.

Ezequiel Carrera (TOR)

110.

Roman Quinn (PHI)

111.

Ryan Rua (TEX, 1B elig)

112.

Andre Ethier (LAD)

113.

Paulo Orlando (KC)

114.

Nick Franklin (TAM)

115.

Nori Aoki (HOU)

116.

Jake Marisnick (HOU)

117.

Raimel Tapia (COL)

118.

Trayce Thompson (LAD)

119.

Angel Pagan (FA)

120.

Howie Kendrick (PHI, 2B elig)

121.

Aaron Altherr (PHI)

122.

Jake Smolinski (OAK)

123.

Bradley Zimmer (CLE)

124.

Chris Young (BOS)

125.

Juan Lagares (NYM)

126.

Joey Rickard (BAL)

127.

Brock Holt (BOS)

128.

Tyler O’Neill (SEA)

129.

Ichiro Suzuki (MIA)

130.

Kirk Nieuwenhuis (MIL)

131.

Robbie Grossman (MIN)

132.

Lewis Brinson (MIL)

133.

Michael Taylor (WAS)

134.

Austin Meadows (PIT)

135.

Billy Burns (KC)

136.

Delino DeShields (TEX)

137.

Mac Williamson (SF)

138.

Clint Frazier (NYY)

139.

Austin Jackson (CLE)

140.

Adam Frazier (PIT)

141.

Tommy Pham (STL)

142.

Arismendy Alcantara (CIN)

143.

Drew Robinson (TEX)

144.

Rob Refsnyder, (NYY, 1B elig)

145.

Rymer Liriano (CWS)

146.

Jesse Winker (CIN)

147.

Dalton Pompey (TOR)

148.

Gregor Blanco (ARZ)

149.

Josh Hamilton (TEX)

150.

Steven Moya (DET)

151.

Desmond Jennings (FA)

152.

Abraham Almonte (CLE)

153.

Greg Allen (CLE)

154.

Franklin Gutierrez (FA)

155.

Michael Bourn (FA)

156.

Coco Crisp (FA)

157.

Jordan Patterson (COL)

158.

Peter Bourjos (CWS)

159.

Cody Asche (CWS)

 

 

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