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July Outfielder Rankings

Friday, July 01, 2011


Up this week are the July rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll find a fully updated top 250 list.

Click to see other July rankings:
Top 250 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

Outfielder Rankings

Falling off: Mike Cameron (No. 99), Andruw Jones (No. 104), Julio Borbon (No. 108), Tyler Colvin (No. 110), Ryan Spilborghs (No. 114), Rick Ankiel (No. 115), Shelley Duncan (No. 116), Fred Lewis (No. 119)

  • Jason Kubel's setback with his foot injury Thursday dropped him from No. 50 to No. 60.

  • I initially dropped Bay down to No. 70 before pushing him back up to No. 61 based on his showing the last couple of days. Maybe I'm reading too much into it -- Tigers pitching was simply dreadful in the first two games of the series against the Mets -- but it's good to see Bay hitting for some power again all of a sudden.

  • Pena has three homers, to go along with a 12/0 K/BB ratio, in 26 at-bats since the Diamondbacks called him up, and I'd really like to see what he'd do as a full-timer. Not that he necessarily deserves the job. Parra is hitting .342/.368/.521 in 73 at-bats for the Diamondbacks over the last 30 days, so he has earned most of the starts in left field. Pena might not be able to hold up physically as a regular outfielder anyway.

  • I've been long assuming that it'd be Jennings who pushed Fuld aside in Tampa Bay, and if not Jennings, then maybe Brandon Guyer would turn out to be a sleeper. Instead, it's Ruggiano who has made a push for the left-field job. I still think Jennings deserves an opportunity, but since he's cooled off in Triple-A, I don't know when it might happen. He and Fuld both fall in the rankings. I don't have high expectations for Ruggiano, who debuts at No. 113.

  • I do wonder if maybe I should have Reddick in Drew's spot and Drew in Reddick's. The youngster certainly looks like the better player at the moment. Still, the Red Sox don't appear ready to make a switch.


  • RankOutfielderTeam2010MayJun
    1 Ryan Braun Brewers 2 1 1
    2 Matt Kemp Dodgers 4 3 3
    3 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 1 2 2
    4 Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 6 6 5
    5 Justin Upton Diamondbacks 11 9 6
    6 Matt Holliday Cardinals 5 5 7
    7 Curtis Granderson Yankees 17 14 8
    8 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 9 10 10
    9 Carl Crawford Red Sox 3 4 4
    10 Nelson Cruz Rangers 7 7 9
    11 Josh Hamilton Rangers 10 18 13
    12 Hunter Pence Astros 12 12 12
    13 Michael Bourn Astros 23 24 20
    14 Drew Stubbs Reds 32 17 15
    15 Shane Victorino Phillies 28 20 24
    16 B.J. Upton Rays 16 16 18
    17 Chris Young Diamondbacks 34 23 25
    18 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 13 11 14
    19 Mike Stanton Marlins 30 26 19
    20 Andre Ethier Dodgers 26 19 22
    21 Jay Bruce Reds 25 28 21
    22 Adam Jones Orioles 39 39 30
    23 Jason Heyward Braves 14 13 23
    24 Corey Hart Brewers 36 32 29
    25 Matt Joyce Rays 75 67 17
    26 Alex Gordon Royals 66 40 32
    27 Nick Markakis Orioles 19 27 41
    28 Rajai Davis Blue Jays 22 22 16
    29 Jayson Werth Nationals 24 25 28
    30 Bobby Abreu Angels 31 38 33
    31 Carlos Beltran Mets 47 45 34
    32 Alfonso Soriano Cubs 48 31 35
    33 Colby Rasmus Cardinals 27 21 26
    34 Brett Gardner Yankees 18 30 39
    35 Angel Pagan Mets 29 41 40
    36 Vernon Wells Angels 40 48 47
    37 Carlos Quentin White Sox 55 46 37
    38 Nick Swisher Yankees 43 44 48
    39 Grady Sizemore Indians 53 34 31
    40 Mike Morse Nationals 62 77 55
    41 Austin Jackson Tigers 35 52 44
    42 Coco Crisp Athletics 50 47 38
    43 Torii Hunter Angels 33 35 36
    44 Johnny Damon Rays 65 53 52
    45 Alex Rios White Sox 15 15 27
    46 Michael Brantley Indians 60 59 54
    47 Seth Smith Rockies 67 54 53
    48 Carlos Lee Astros 42 62 60
    49 Ryan Ludwick Padres 77 79 61
    50 Cameron Maybin Padres 78 58 67
    51 Brennan Boesch Tigers 118 68 72
    52 Melky Cabrera Royals 88 81 64
    53 Logan Morrison Marlins 59 65 49
    54 Andres Torres Giants 46 51 46
    55 Cody Ross Giants 80 75 65
    56 Jose Tabata Pirates 44 36 43
    57 Denard Span Twins 38 42 45
    58 Delmon Young Twins 21 37 56
    59 Jeff Francoeur Royals 84 61 62
    60 Jason Kubel Twins 56 49 57
    61 Jason Bay Mets 37 33 50
    62 Franklin Gutierrez Mariners 54 76 63
    63 Marlon Byrd Cubs 52 60 79
    64 Raul Ibanez Phillies 61 70 58
    65 Magglio Ordonez Tigers 49 57 66
    66 Peter Bourjos Angels 72 63 69
    67 Josh Willingham Athletics 69 71 59
    68 Juan Pierre White Sox 20 29 42
    69 Nyjer Morgan Brewers 96 91 73
    70 Laynce Nix Nationals 138 101 83
    71 Domonic Brown Phillies 90 88 68
    72 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 204 NR NR
    73 Chris Heisey Reds 101 93 90
    74 Chris Denorfia Padres 117 107 81
    75 David DeJesus Athletics 64 78 71
    76 Chris Coghlan Marlins 45 43 51
    77 Hideki Matsui Athletics 7 DH 6 DH 5 DH
    78 Jonny Gomes Reds 86 64 80
    79 J.D. Drew Red Sox 63 73 76
    80 Kosuke Fukudome Cubs 87 82 77
    81 Luke Scott Orioles 4 DH 72 82
    82 Roger Bernadina Nationals 125 108 87
    83 Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks 105 98 88
    84 Nate McLouth Braves 70 86 93
    85 Desmond Jennings Rays 99 94 70
    86 Nate Schierholtz Giants 152 NR 95
    87 Jon Jay Cardinals 124 NR 89
    88 Ben Revere Twins 187 NR NR
    89 Corey Patterson Blue Jays 145 105 75
    90 Brad Hawpe Padres 76 92 91
    91 Conor Jackson Athletics 109 97 109
    92 David Murphy Rangers 79 69 85
    93 Tony Gwynn Jr. Dodgers 114 103 120
    94 Dexter Fowler Rockies 51 50 74
    95 Sam Fuld Rays 175 55 86
    96 Endy Chavez Rangers 161 NR 92
    97 Carlos Peguero Mariners 231 NR 103
    98 Juan Rivera Blue Jays 83 85 96
    99 Wily Mo Pena Diamondbacks 182 112 112
    100 Xavier Paul Pirates 129 NR 106
    101 Brandon Allen Diamondbacks 111 NR 118
    102 Pat Burrell Giants 89 80 100
    103 Will Venable Padres 71 74 101
    104 Shin-Soo Choo Indians 8 8 11
    105 Ryan Sweeney Athletics 97 111 102
    106 Andy Dirks Tigers 147 104 98
    107 Josh Reddick Red Sox 179 NR NR
    108 Carlos Gomez Brewers 82 66 78
    109 Eric Hinske Braves 119 NR 97
    110 Jerry Sands Dodgers 205 87 94
    111 Ben Francisco Phillies 73 56 84
    112 Jordan Schafer Braves 192 NR NR
    113 Justin Ruggiano Rays 237 NR NR
    114 Jason Bourgeois Astros 144 NR NR
    115 Nolan Reimold Orioles 113 NR 117
    116 Casper Wells Tigers 149 100 113
    117 Alex Presley Pirates 214 NR NR
    118 Travis Snider Blue Jays 58 84 105
    119 Travis Buck Indians 154 NR 107
    120 Aaron Rowand Giants 116 106 111


    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 at matthewpouliot.
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