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May Outfielder Rankings

Monday, May 05, 2014


Welcome to the May outfielder rankings. As always, players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 scoring over the rest of the season. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300 list.

 

Click to see other May rankings:

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

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Outfielder Rankings

 

MayOutfieldTeam2014
1 Mike Trout Angels 1
2 Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees 4
3 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 3
4 Ryan Braun Brewers 2
5 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 5
6 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 8
7 Carlos Gomez Brewers 11
8 Justin Upton Braves 10
9 Jose Bautista Blue Jays 14
10 Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 7
11 Adam Jones Orioles 9
12 Yasiel Puig Dodgers 17
13 Jason Heyward Braves 13
14 Hunter Pence Giants 15
15 Matt Kemp Dodgers 20
16 Desmond Jennings Rays 28
17 Yoenis Cespedes Athletics 18
18 Matt Holliday Cardinals 16
19 Jayson Werth Nationals 26
20 Michael Brantley Indians 27
21 Alex Rios Rangers 24
22 Carlos Beltran Yankees 22
23 Nelson Cruz Orioles 39
24 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 112
25 Wil Myers Rays 21
26 Jay Bruce Reds 12
27 Melky Cabrera Blue Jays 53
28 Starling Marte Pirates 25
29 Billy Hamilton Reds 19
30 Shane Victorino Red Sox 34
31 Leonys Martin Rangers 35
32 Austin Jackson Tigers 32
33 Michael Cuddyer Rockies 23
34 Torii Hunter Tigers 37
35 Nick Markakis Orioles 41
36 Angel Pagan Giants 54
37 Coco Crisp Athletics 51
38 Domonic Brown Phillies 31
39 Alfonso Soriano Yankees 40
40 Christian Yelich Marlins 50
41 Bryce Harper Nationals 6
42 Josh Hamilton Angels 30
43 B.J. Upton Braves 48
44 Alex Gordon Royals 33
45 Josh Reddick Athletics 36
46 Ben Revere Phillies 49
47 Michael Morse Giants 71
48 George Springer Astros 80
49 Curtis Granderson Mets 47
50 Rajai Davis Tigers 58
51 Chris Young Mets 56
52 Andre Ethier Dodgers 46
53 Brett Gardner Yankees 57
54 Dayan Viciedo White Sox 70
55 Michael Bourn Indians 43
56 Will Venable Padres 38
57 Norichika Aoki Royals 44
58 Grady Sizemore Red Sox 67
59 Kole Calhoun Angels 29
60 Colby Rasmus Blue Jays 59
61 Denard Span Nationals 52
62 Marcell Ozuna Marlins 69
63 Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks 63
64 Chris Heisey Reds 68
65 Carl Crawford Dodgers 42
66 Carlos Quentin Padres 81
67 Lorenzo Cain Royals 64
68 Marlon Byrd Phillies 78
69 Gregory Polanco Pirates 127
70 Alejandro De Aza White Sox 79
71 A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks 55
72 David Murphy Indians 82
73 Adam Eaton White Sox 62
74 Matt Joyce Rays 77
75 Dexter Fowler Astros 75
76 Jackie Bradley Red Sox 94
77 Khris Davis Brewers 74
78 Eric Young Jr. Mets 89
79 Oscar Taveras Cardinals 91
80 Craig Gentry Athletics 97
81 Oswaldo Arcia Twins 60
82 Nate Schierholtz Cubs 73
83 Chris Denorfia Padres 95
84 Jonny Gomes Red Sox 83
85 Juan Lagares Mets 107
86 Nate McLouth Nationals 111
87 Cameron Maybin Padres 100
88 Josh Willingham Twins 72
89 Cody Ross Diamondbacks 99
90 Michael Saunders Mariners 96
91 Corey Dickerson Rockies 84
92 Junior Lake Cubs 92
93 Jon Jay Cardinals 106
94 Ryan Ludwick Reds 130
95 Seth Smith Padres 98
96 Peter Bourjos Cardinals 66
97 Jason Kubel Twins 105
98 David DeJesus Rays 93
99 Ichiro Suzuki Yankees 102
100 Aaron Hicks Twins 65
101 David Lough Orioles 109
102 Jesus Guzman Astros 101
103 Andy Dirks Tigers 110
104 Sean Rodriguez Rays 138
105 Jose Tabata Pirates 88
106 Justin Ruggiano Cubs 90
107 Ryan Raburn Indians 103
108 Sam Fuld Twins 182
109 Delmon Young Orioles 114
110 Daniel Nava Red Sox 76
111 Drew Stubbs Rockies 85
112 Raul Ibanez Angels 115
113 Darin Ruf Phillies 118
114 Collin Cowgill Angels 162
115 Travis Snider Pirates 141
116 Alex Presley Astros 126
117 Brandon Guyer Rays 117
118 Jarrod Dyson Royals 120
119 Ryan Kalish Cubs 135
120 Scott Van Slyke Dodgers 136
121 Stefen Romero Mariners 146
122 Michael Choice Rangers 124
123 Randal Grichuk Cardinals 258
124 Jordan Schafer Braves 119
125 Logan Schafer Brewers 121

 

Dropping off: Avisail Garcia (45th), Robbie Grossman (86th), Abraham Almonte (87th), Ryan Sweeney (108th), Marc Krauss (113th), Anthony Gose (116th)

 

  • Reports of knee surgery for Bruce dropped him from No. 13 to No. 26 at the last minute. Heisey moved up from No. 73 to No. 64, and Ludwick jumped from No. 105 to No. 94.

 

  • I was conflicted on just how far to drop Domonic Brown in the rankings. With a .243 average and one homer in 103 at-bats, he’s been worthless so far this year. Still, I don’t think his power has simply evaporated and it’s not like I was projecting him to match last year’s .272 average in the first place. Brown isn’t striking out overly much. In fact, he’s better than the league average there. I still expect him to hit about 20 homers the rest of the way and maybe mix in 10 steals. He won’t help in average or runs scored and he probably won’t be much of an asset in RBI either as long as he hits behind Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd, but I’m keeping him in the top 40 for now.

 

  • Eaton would have moved up a handful of spots from his preseason ranking of No. 62 if not for Friday’s strained hamstring. Jordan Danks should have some short-term value in AL-only leagues while he’s out.


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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