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June Outfielder Rankings

Monday, June 06, 2011


Welcome to the June rankings. Players are ranked based on how much value I believe they'll provide in 5x5 leagues over the rest of the season.

Outfielders

Falling off: Falling off: Milton Bradley (No. 83), John Mayberry Jr. (No. 95), Michael Saunders (No. 99), Lorenzo Cain (No. 110), Mark DeRosa (No. 114), Jarrod Dyson (No. 115), Matt Diaz (No. 117), Marcus Thames (No. 118), Scott Hairston (No. 120)

  • Delmon Young has gone from No. 21 to No. 56 in two short months. Well, they've probably been long months for him. As bad as he's been defensively, he's been about as big of a liability as anyone in baseball while hitting .221/.255/.264 to date. The Twins really have no choice but to keep playing him, particularly now with Kubel and Jim Thome on the disabled list. He still figures to pick his average up as the year goes along. I'm not so confident that enough power will come back to make him an asset in mixed leagues.

  • Brown hasn't won anything yet, but I've pushed him above Francisco in the hopes that he'll take over as the Phillies' right fielder. Brown is off to a nice little start since being called up, and while Francisco drove in a bunch of runs early, he's batting .159 since the beginning of May. Francisco is best utilized as a fourth outfielder anyway.

  • The Tigers are expected to activate Ordonez from the disabled list on Monday. What's not clear is who will go to make room for him. It may well be Dirks, even though Dirks has flashed some power since coming up and looks like he could be a real contributor. The Tigers still love Don Kelly and won't drop him. Perhaps they could choose Omir Santos or Wells instead, but Dirks' ranking is very tentative.

  • The Rockies are considering a demotion for Fowler, who is down to .238/.340/.348 for the season. I'm not particularly impressed with Jim Tracy's handling of him; even with his average down and his awful basestealing numbers (he's 2-for-8 this season), Fowler still scored 32 runs in 50 games batting first or second. Now he's either batting eighth or not playing at all. If the Rockies do drop him, they'd probably call up Charles Blackmon. He's hitting .342/.398/.578 for Triple-A Colorado Springs. However, he's not a center fielder. Either the Rockies would have to move Gonzalez back to center or play Eric Young Jr. there.


  • RankOutfielderTeam2011May
    1 Ryan Braun Brewers 2 1
    2 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 1 2
    3 Matt Kemp Dodgers 4 3
    4 Carl Crawford Red Sox 3 4
    5 Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 6 6
    6 Justin Upton Diamondbacks 11 9
    7 Matt Holliday Cardinals 5 5
    8 Curtis Granderson Yankees 17 14
    9 Nelson Cruz Rangers 7 7
    10 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 9 10
    11 Shin-Soo Choo Indians 8 8
    12 Hunter Pence Astros 12 12
    13 Josh Hamilton Rangers 10 18
    14 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 13 11
    15 Drew Stubbs Reds 32 17
    16 Rajai Davis Blue Jays 22 22
    17 Matt Joyce Rays 75 67
    18 B.J. Upton Rays 16 16
    19 Mike Stanton Marlins 30 26
    20 Michael Bourn Astros 23 24
    21 Jay Bruce Reds 25 28
    22 Andre Ethier Dodgers 26 19
    23 Jason Heyward Braves 14 13
    24 Shane Victorino Phillies 28 20
    25 Chris Young Diamondbacks 34 23
    26 Colby Rasmus Cardinals 27 21
    27 Alex Rios White Sox 15 15
    28 Jayson Werth Nationals 24 25
    29 Corey Hart Brewers 36 32
    30 Adam Jones Orioles 39 39
    31 Grady Sizemore Indians 53 34
    32 Alex Gordon Royals 66 40
    33 Bobby Abreu Angels 31 38
    34 Carlos Beltran Mets 47 45
    35 Alfonso Soriano Cubs 48 31
    36 Torii Hunter Angels 33 35
    37 Carlos Quentin White Sox 55 46
    38 Coco Crisp Athletics 50 47
    39 Brett Gardner Yankees 18 30
    40 Angel Pagan Mets 29 41
    41 Nick Markakis Orioles 19 27
    42 Juan Pierre White Sox 20 29
    43 Jose Tabata Pirates 44 36
    44 Austin Jackson Tigers 35 52
    45 Denard Span Twins 38 42
    46 Andres Torres Giants 46 51
    47 Vernon Wells Angels 40 48
    48 Nick Swisher Yankees 43 44
    49 Logan Morrison Marlins 59 65
    50 Jason Bay Mets 37 33
    51 Chris Coghlan Marlins 45 43
    52 Johnny Damon Rays 65 53
    53 Seth Smith Rockies 67 54
    54 Michael Brantley Indians 60 59
    55 Mike Morse Nationals 62 77
    56 Delmon Young Twins 21 37
    57 Jason Kubel Twins 56 49
    58 Raul Ibanez Phillies 61 70
    59 Josh Willingham Athletics 69 71
    60 Carlos Lee Astros 42 62
    61 Ryan Ludwick Padres 77 79
    62 Jeff Francoeur Royals 84 61
    63 Franklin Gutierrez Mariners 54 76
    64 Melky Cabrera Royals 88 81
    65 Cody Ross Giants 80 75
    66 Magglio Ordonez Tigers 49 57
    67 Cameron Maybin Padres 78 58
    68 Domonic Brown Phillies 90 88
    69 Peter Bourjos Angels 72 63
    70 Desmond Jennings Rays 99 94
    71 David DeJesus Athletics 64 78
    72 Brennan Boesch Tigers 118 68
    73 Nyjer Morgan Brewers 96 91
    74 Dexter Fowler Rockies 51 50
    75 Corey Patterson Blue Jays 145 105
    76 J.D. Drew Red Sox 63 73
    77 Kosuke Fukudome Cubs 87 82
    78 Carlos Gomez Brewers 82 66
    79 Marlon Byrd Cubs 52 60
    80 Jonny Gomes Reds 86 64
    81 Chris Denorfia Padres 117 107
    82 Luke Scott Orioles 4 DH 72
    83 Laynce Nix Nationals 138 101
    84 Ben Francisco Phillies 73 56
    85 David Murphy Rangers 79 69
    86 Sam Fuld Rays 175 55
    87 Roger Bernadina Nationals 125 108
    88 Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks 105 98
    89 Jon Jay Cardinals 124 NR
    90 Chris Heisey Reds 101 93
    91 Brad Hawpe Padres 76 92
    92 Endy Chavez Rangers 161 NR
    93 Nate McLouth Braves 70 86
    94 Jerry Sands Dodgers 205 87
    95 Nate Schierholtz Giants 152 NR
    96 Juan Rivera Blue Jays 83 85
    97 Eric Hinske Braves 119 NR
    98 Andy Dirks Tigers 147 104
    99 Mike Cameron Red Sox 108 102
    100 Pat Burrell Giants 89 80
    101 Will Venable Padres 71 74
    102 Ryan Sweeney Athletics 97 111
    103 Carlos Peguero Mariners 231 NR
    104 Andruw Jones Yankees 107 109
    105 Travis Snider Blue Jays 58 84
    106 Xavier Paul Pirates 129 NR
    107 Travis Buck Indians 154 NR
    108 Julio Borbon Rangers 68 90
    109 Conor Jackson Athletics 109 97
    110 Tyler Colvin Cubs 74 89
    111 Aaron Rowand Giants 116 106
    112 Wily Mo Pena Diamondbacks 182 112
    113 Casper Wells Tigers 149 100
    114 Ryan Spilborghs Rockies 98 113
    115 Rick Ankiel Nationals 91 96
    116 Shelley Duncan Indians 120 119
    117 Nolan Reimold Orioles 113 NR
    118 Brandon Allen Diamondbacks 111 NR
    119 Fred Lewis Reds 112 NR
    120 Tony Gwynn Jr. Dodgers 114 103


    Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of RotoWorld.com and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.
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