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June Outfielder Rankings

Friday, June 15, 2012


Welcome to the June outfielder 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 soon find a fully updated top 250 list.

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


Outfielder Rankings

Dropping off: Nate Schierholtz (99th), Chris Coghlan (107th), Brian Bogusevic (109th), Julio Borbon (110th)

  • So, I pretty clearly blew it by placing Bryce Harper 87th and Mike Trout 106th in the preseason rankings. I wasn't confident that talent would win out, especially not in Trout's case with what seemed like an extensive logjam in front of him. Anyway, those mistakes have been corrected now. Placing Trout third could be considered overly aggressive, but while he will hit a rough patch, he's likely to keep running wild on the basepaths all year long. I wasn't willing to go quite so high on Harper, since he doesn't have the steals to fall back on. As pleasant of a surprise as he has been so far, I don't think he'll maintain his current .303 average or .548 slugging percentage.

 

  • I imagine Josh Hamilton is lower than most would like at No. 7. I still think he's as big of an injury risk as any AL regular.

 

  • I'm banking on Justin Upton's lingering injuries not being severe enough to hold him back all year long. With just five homers and 22 RBI to date, he's been one of the NL's bigger disappointments. I still think he's going to be good for 18-20 homers or so the rest of the way, though.



Rank Outfielder Team April
1 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 4
2 Ryan Braun Brewers 2
3 Mike Trout Angels 106
4 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 9
5 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 11
6 Curtis Granderson Yankees 6
7 Josh Hamilton Rangers 14
8 Matt Kemp Dodgers 1
9 Adam Jones Orioles 23
10 Justin Upton Diamondbacks 5
11 Matt Holliday Cardinals 7
12 Hunter Pence Phillies 10
13 Michael Bourn Braves 13
14 Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 3
15 B.J. Upton Rays 16
16 Austin Jackson Tigers 29
17 Desmond Jennings Rays 8
18 Bryce Harper Nationals 87
19 Jay Bruce Reds 17
20 Nelson Cruz Rangers 21
21 Andre Ethier Dodgers 26
22 Melky Cabrera Giants 53
23 Chris Young Diamondbacks 25
24 Shin-Soo Choo Indians 12
25 Drew Stubbs Reds 27
26 Shane Victorino Phillies 28
27 Michael Cuddyer Rockies 35
28 Alex Rios White Sox 32
29 Ichiro Suzuki Mariners 18
30 Michael Morse Nationals 31
31 Dexter Fowler Rockies 55
32 Cameron Maybin Padres 22
33 Corey Hart Brewers 30
34 Angel Pagan Giants 44
35 Carlos Beltran Cardinals 51
36 Alfonso Soriano Cubs 58
37 Nick Markakis Orioles 20
38 Michael Brantley Indians 39
39 Torii Hunter Angels 43
40 Delmon Young Tigers 24
41 Jason Kubel Diamondbacks 57
42 Jason Heyward Braves 34
43 Alex Gordon Royals 33
44 Nick Swisher Yankees 40
45 Matt Joyce Rays 50
46 Josh Willingham Twins 63
47 Josh Reddick Athletics 90
48 Colby Rasmus Blue Jays 47
49 Alejandro De Aza White Sox 68
50 Jeff Francoeur Royals 41
51 Yoenis Cespedes Athletics 66
52 Lucas Duda Mets 61
53 Carl Crawford Red Sox 15
54 Brett Gardner Yankees 19
55 Rajai Davis Blue Jays 97
56 Carlos Quentin Padres 85
57 Ben Revere Twins 48
58 Dayan Viciedo White Sox 72
59 Denard Span Twins 52
60 Jose Tabata Pirates 36
61 Coco Crisp Athletics 46
62 Logan Morrison Marlins 49
63 Will Venable Padres 74
64 David DeJesus Cubs 64
65 Allen Craig Cardinals 100
66 Seth Smith Athletics 76
67 J.D. Martinez Astros 71
68 Michael Saunders Mariners 173
69 Juan Pierre Phillies 94
70 Jordan Schafer Astros 88
71 Franklin Gutierrez Mariners 73
72 Chris Heisey Reds 54
73 Andy Dirks Tigers 75
74 Nyjer Morgan Brewers 69
75 David Murphy Rangers 77
76 Vernon Wells Angels 56
77 Bobby Abreu Dodgers 86
78 Brennan Boesch Tigers 42
79 Johnny Damon Indians 5 DH
80 Jason Bay Mets 59
81 Craig Gentry Rangers 91
82 Hideki Matsui Rays 92
83 Raul Ibanez Yankees 95
84 Norichika Aoki Brewers 146
85 Gregor Blanco Giants 182
86 Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks 98
87 Ryan Ludwick Reds 102
88 Lorenzo Cain Royals 60
89 Luke Scott Rays 80
90 Nolan Reimold Orioles 78
91 Cody Ross Red Sox 81
92 Jon Jay Cardinals 84
93 Peter Bourjos Angels 37
94 Alex Presley Pirates 65
95 Grady Sizemore Indians 89
96 Scott Hairston Mets 121
97 Justin Maxwell Astros 195
98 Tony Campana Cubs 156
99 Jayson Werth Nationals 38
100 Kirk Nieuwenhuis Mets 229
101 Ryan Sweeney Red Sox 93
102 Quintin Berry Tigers NR
103 Tony Gwynn Jr. Dodgers 108
104 Scott Podsednik Red Sox 183
105 Tyler Colvin Rockies 125
106 Brandon Moss Athletics 240
107 Andres Torres Mets 67
108 Daniel Nava Red Sox 251
109 Mike Carp Mariners 79
110 Austin Kearns Marlins 140
111 Eric Young Jr. Rockies 101
112 Rick Ankiel Nationals 139
113 John Mayberry Jr. Phillies 62
114 Eric Thames Blue Jays 83
115 Roger Bernadina Nationals 112
116 Marlon Byrd   70
117 Brett Jackson Cubs 118
118 Juan Rivera Dodgers 96
119 Carlos Gomez Brewers 104
120 Andruw Jones Yankees 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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