May Outfielder RankingsMonday, 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.
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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.