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September Outfielder Rankings

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Welcome to the September rankings update. Players are ranked for the rest of the season based on a 5x5 scoring format. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300. Players are listed at the position at which they’re most valuable.

 

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

 

 

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Outfielder Rankings

 

SeptOutfieldTeam2017JulyAug
1 Mike Trout Angels 1 1 1
2 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 12 7 6
3 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 8 4 4
4 Mookie Betts Red Sox 2 2 3
5 George Springer Astros 5 6 7
6 J.D. Martinez Diamondbacks 23 10 9
7 Nelson Cruz Mariners 4 8 13
8 Christian Yelich Marlins 9 9 8
9 Aaron Judge Yankees 80 5 5
10 Marcell Ozuna Marlins 44 11 12
11 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 10 17 11
12 A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks 6 13 10
13 Justin Upton Tigers 15 15 15
14 Ryan Braun Brewers 14 14 17
15 Billy Hamilton Reds 17 16 16
16 Starling Marte Pirates 7 18 18
17 Khris Davis Athletics 25 19 20
18 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox 30 23 29
19 Domingo Santana Brewers 38 32 22
20 Ender Inciarte Braves 43 31 24
21 Corey Dickerson Rays 57 26 23
22 Matt Kemp Braves 21 20 31
23 Lorenzo Cain Royals 31 25 25
24 Adam Jones Orioles 19 38 33
25 Jay Bruce Indians 56 40 47
26 Kyle Schwarber Cubs 26 36 27
27 Ian Desmond Rockies 18 24 37
28 Yasiel Puig Dodgers 39 33 32
29 Odubel Herrera Phillies 20 35 30
30 Byron Buxton Twins 32 52 59
31 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 16 21 21
32 Steven Souza Rays 75 41 34
33 Mark Trumbo Orioles 22 30 38
34 David Peralta Diamondbacks 60 42 39
35 Adam Duvall Reds 40 34 36
36 Kole Calhoun Angels 36 46 51
37 Keon Broxton Brewers 28 39 61
38 Carlos Gomez Rangers 45 49 43
39 Bryce Harper Nationals 3 3 2
40 Nomar Mazara Rangers 48 48 46
41 Tommy Pham Cardinals 144 66 44
42 Brett Gardner Yankees 62 56 48
43 Michael Taylor Nationals 94 44 49
44 Matt Holliday Yankees 37 43 41
45 Curtis Granderson Dodgers 59 60 68
46 Aaron Altherr Phillies 98 50 45
47 Bradley Zimmer Indians 187 68 50
48 Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox 51 51 53
49 Cameron Maybin Angels 81 47 56
50 Eddie Rosario Twins 76 86 84
51 Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 55 57 57
52 Max Kepler Twins 46 55 62
53 Josh Reddick Astros 63 54 60
54 Kevin Kiermaier Rays 50 100 88
55 Derek Fisher Astros 126 90 28
56 Hunter Renfroe Padres 52 59 54
57 Hunter Pence Giants 47 65 67
58 Randal Grichuk Cardinals 41 83 55
59 Avisail Garcia White Sox 79 64 69
60 Delino DeShields Jr. Rangers 82 73 94
61 Trey Mancini Orioles 5 DH 76 71
62 Dexter Fowler Cardinals 66 72 81
63 Aaron Hicks Yankees 116 87 78
64 Gerardo Parra Rockies 95 93 64
65 Melky Cabrera Royals 58 61 58
66 Kevin Pillar Blue Jays 53 67 70
67 Gregory Polanco Pirates 13 45 40
68 Manuel Margot Padres 86 69 63
69 Scott Schebler Reds 97 63 82
70 Carlos Beltran Astros 64 71 65
71 Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees 65 70 96
72 Nick Markakis Braves 74 79 75
73 Stephen Piscotty Cardinals 35 53 52
74 Lonnie Chisenhall Indians 89 84 85
75 Ben Gamel Mariners 142 80 66
76 Nick Williams Phillies 198 99 80
77 Mitch Haniger Mariners 67 62 76
78 Michael Brantley Indians 42 27 26
79 Jarrett Parker Giants 93 119 100
80 Jake Marisnick Astros 161 85 86
81 Ben Revere Angels 90 114 104
82 Jarrod Dyson Mariners 61 74 74
83 Rajai Davis Red Sox 49 92 91
84 Matt Olson Athletics 163 111 122
85 Denard Span Giants 69 77 79
86 Jason Heyward Cubs 68 82 72
87 Brandon Moss Royals 87 116 101
88 Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 163 NR 119
89 Joc Pederson Dodgers 27 37 35
90 Brandon Nimmo Mets 182 125 127
91 Leury Garcia White Sox 200 102 92
92 Matt Joyce Athletics 110 107 106
93 Jorge Bonifacio Royals 232 104 105
94 Mikie Mahtook Tigers 138 108 95
95 Seth Smith Orioles 99 96 97
96 Mallex Smith Rays 88 75 77
97 Austin Jackson Indians 114 123 110
98 Jesse Winker Reds 170 137 107
99 Raimel Tapia Rockies 152 81 83
100 Juan Lagares Mets 148 NR NR
101 Lewis Brinson Brewers 178 128 89
102 Jayson Werth Nationals 92 95 113
103 Brian Goodwin Nationals 220 88 90
104 Boog Powell Mariners 259 NR NR
105 Jon Jay Cubs 139 112 103
106 Alex Gordon Royals 70 78 87
107 Travis Taijeron Mets NR NR NR
108 Travis Jankowski Padres 77 113 121
109 Clint Frazier Yankees 171 98 73
110 Albert Almora Cubs 100 106 109
111 Guillermo Heredia Mariners 204 120 118
112 Ezequiel Carrera Blue Jays 112 110 111
113 Leonys Martin Mariners 73 101 93
113 Brandon Guyer Indians 96 121 117
115 Chris Young Red Sox 105 109 112
116 Craig Gentry Orioles 153 NR NR
117 Gorkys Hernandez Giants 193 NR 108
118 Jabari Blash Padres 156 NR 139
119 Adam Engel White Sox 192 115 132
120 Jorge Soler Royals 54 58 114
121 Nori Aoki   101 130 125
122 Jose Martinez Cardinals 221 124 NR
123 Jayce Boyd Mets NR NR NR
124 Franchy Cordero Padres 252 NR NR
125 Zack Granite Twins 239 NR 131
126 Lane Adams Braves NR NR 130
127 Jordan Luplow Pirates NR NR NR
128 Harrison Bader Cardinals 265 NR NR
129 David Dahl Rockies 33 89 99
130 Drew Robinson Rangers 221 NR 133
131 Tyler Naquin Indians 71 117 124
132 Joey Rickard Orioles 137 118 128
133 Jim Adduci Tigers 227 126 102
134 Jake Smolinski Athletics 241 NR NR
135 Carlos Moncrief Giants NR NR NR
136 Michael Saunders Blue Jays 78 94 123
137 Alex Presley Tigers 248 NR 129
138 Phil Ervin Reds 230 NR NR
139 Ronald Acuna Braves NR NR NR
140 Matt Szczur Padres 147 139 134
141 Alejandro De Aza Nationals 207 NR NR
142 Daniel Nava Phillies 261 122 135
143 Tyler O'Neill Cardinals 164 135 126
144 Cam Perkins Phillies 234 NR 138
145 Eric Young Jr. Angels 6 DH 105 NR

 

Dropping off: Yoenis Cespedes (14th), Michael Conforto (19th), Yasmany Tomas (98th), Jaycob Brugman (116th), Robbie Grossman (120th), Gregor Blanco (136th), Scott Van Slyke (137th), Hyun-Soo Kim (140th)

 

  • Injuries have taken quite a chunk out of the rankings here, and there just aren’t a lot of guys I completely trust beyond No. 35 or so. Even Adam Duvall, who has 30 homers and comes in at No. 35, should be in line to lose the occasional start to Jesse Winker and Phillip Ervin in September. He’s hitting just .208/.276/.429 in the second half.

 

  • Much ado was made of the Yankees turning Jacoby Ellsbury into a fourth outfielder, but over the last 30 days, he’s hitting .242/.329/.468 in 62 at-bats. Only Gary Sanchez has driven in more runs for the club than his 15. Brett Gardner is hitting .243/.319/.308 in the same timeframe, and Aaron Hicks is at .167/.253/.333 in 72 at-bats since coming off the DL. None of those guys seem like great plays right now, but Gardner at least remains a lineup fixture and that’s good enough to keep him in the top 50 here.

 

  • I don’t envy Mike Matheny having to deal with the Cardinals’ current outfield situation. Jose Martinez is outhitting Randal Grichuk, who is outhitting Stephen Piscotty, but for the long haul, I’d rank them the completely opposite way. Everything would have been simpler had they just left Piscotty in the minors for a while longer after making the big decision to send him down, but they couldn’t bring him back quickly enough, for some reason. Grichuk is hitting .288/.323/.568 in the second half, yet he’s playing only half of the time right now. Martinez can’t even seem to get off to the bench. Then the Cardinals have Harrison Bader, Tyler O’Neill and Magneuris Sierra all angling for opportunities in the minors. I’d like to see either Bader or O’Neill get a real look in September, but unless someone gets hurt, I don’t see how that would work 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 @matthewpouliot.
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