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May Outfielder Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot

Up this week are the May rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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

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Outfielder rankings

May Outfield Team 2019
1 Mike Trout Angels 1
2 Mookie Betts Red Sox 2
3 Christian Yelich Brewers 3
4 J.D. Martinez Red Sox 4
5 Ronald Acuna Braves 5
6 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox 6
7 Bryce Harper Phillies 8
8 Juan Soto Nationals 10
9 Giancarlo Stanton Yankees 9
10 Starling Marte Pirates 12
11 Eddie Rosario Twins 18
12 Mitch Haniger Mariners 15
13 David Dahl Rockies 13
14 Rhys Hoskins Phillies 17
15 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 11
16 Joey Gallo Rangers 20
17 Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 25
18 Aaron Judge Yankees 7
19 Yasiel Puig Reds 14
20 George Springer Astros 24
21 Tommy Pham Rays 22
22 Victor Robles Nationals 19
23 Nicholas Castellanos Tigers 21
24 Lorenzo Cain Brewers 23
25 Andrew McCutchen Phillies 26
26 Max Kepler Twins 28
27 Michael Conforto Mets 36
28 Domingo Santana Mariners 49
29 Byron Buxton Twins 29
30 Michael Brantley Astros 37
31 Nomar Mazara Rangers 32
32 Gregory Polanco Pirates 40
33 David Peralta Diamondbacks 45
34 Eloy Jimenez White Sox 31
35 Randal Grichuk Blue Jays 34
36 Justin Upton Angels 27
37 Aaron Hicks Yankees 33
38 Mallex Smith Mariners 16
39 Ryan Braun Brewers 38
40 Adam Eaton Nationals 43
41 Trey Mancini Orioles 55
42 Ender Inciarte Braves 30
43 Ramon Laureano Athletics 42
44 Billy Hamilton Royals 39
45 Alex Verdugo Dodgers 75
46 Jesse Winker Reds 53
47 Hunter Renfroe Padres 47
48 Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 41
49 Kyle Schwarber Cubs 44
50 A.J. Pollock Dodgers 35
51 Adam Jones Diamondbacks 57
52 Franmil Reyes Padres 71
53 Brandon Nimmo Mets 50
54 Stephen Piscotty Athletics 52
55 Austin Meadows Rays 58
56 Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox 48
57 Kole Calhoun Angels 60
58 Joc Pederson Dodgers 59
59 Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 62
60 Raimel Tapia Rockies 86
61 Jason Heyward Cubs 96
62 Corey Dickerson Pirates 46
63 Jay Bruce Mariners 63
64 Jorge Soler Royals 56
65 Clint Frazier Yankees 94
66 Kevin Kiermaier Rays 80
67 Manuel Margot Padres 64
68 Eric Thames Brewers 77
69 Harrison Bader Cardinals 67
70 Odubel Herrera Phillies 66
71 Delino DeShields Rangers 70
72 Nick Markakis Braves 73
73 Carlos Gonzalez Indians 72
74 Alex Gordon Royals 104
75 Leonys Martin Indians 74
76 Dexter Fowler Cardinals 82
77 Kevin Pillar Giants 68
78 Jarrod Dyson Diamondbacks 87
79 Franchy Cordero Padres 51
80 Brett Gardner Yankees 85
81 Christin Stewart Tigers 88
82 Albert Almora Cubs 79
83 Avisail Garcia Rays 99
84 Brian Goodwin Angels 105
85 Tyler O'Neill Cardinals 69
86 Dwight Smith Orioles 126
87 Yoenis Cespedes Mets 90
88 Josh Reddick Astros 106
89 Billy McKinney Blue Jays 100
90 Derek Fisher Astros 89
91 Matt Kemp Reds 76
92 Tony Kemp Astros 81
93 Yordan Alvarez Astros 206
94 Hunter Pence Rangers 121
95 Oscar Mercado Indians 119
96 JaCoby Jones Tigers 98
97 Kyle Tucker Astros 65
98 Cedric Mullins Orioles 54
99 Tyler Naquin Indians 109
100 Leury Garcia White Sox 124
101 Joey Rickard Orioles 107
102 Scott Schebler Reds 83
103 Michael Taylor Nationals 110
104 Lonnie Chisenhall Pirates 91
105 Keon Broxton Mets 97
106 Steven Duggar Giants 95
107 Lewis Brinson Marlins 78
108 Jake Marisnick Astros 112
109 Ben Gamel Brewers 117
110 Braden Bishop Mariners 149
111 Jordan Luplow Indians 101
112 Willie Calhoun Rangers 92
113 Nick Williams Phillies 103
114 Curtis Granderson Marlins 108
115 Garrett Cooper Marlins 129
116 Mark Canha Athletics 114
117 Gerardo Parra Giants 122
118 Mike Tauchman Yankees 128
119 Dustin Fowler Athletics 113
120 Bradley Zimmer Indians 120
121 Anthony Alford Blue Jays 145
122 Adam Duvall Braves 132
123 Melky Cabrera Pirates 148
124 Greg Allen Indians 102
125 Roman Quinn Phillies 84
126 Terrance Gore Royals 142
127 Juan Lagares Mets 118
128 Phillip Ervin Reds 139
129 Ryan Cordell White Sox 204
130 Jonathan Davis Blue Jays 231
131 Denard Span   115
132 Daniel Palka White Sox 93
133 Yasmany Tomas Diamondbacks 125
134 Pablo Reyes Pirates 127
135 Austin Hays Orioles 133
136 Luis Robert White Sox 195
137 Austin Slater Giants 123
138 Adam Engel White Sox 116
139 Monte Harrison Marlins 207
140 Socrates Brito Blue Jays 130
141 Rajai Davis Mets 135
142 Isaac Galloway Marlins 168
143 Cameron Maybin Yankees 150
144 Danny Santana Rangers NR
145 Nicky Delmonico White Sox 180
146 Dalton Pompey Blue Jays 134
147 Travis Jankowski Padres 159
148 Jon Jay White Sox 136
149 Mikie Mahtook Tigers 137
150 Nick Martini Athletics 144

 

Dropping off: Jorge Bonifacio (131st), Matt Holliday (138th), Andrew Toles (140th), Preston Tucker (141st), Jake Cave (143rd), Jacoby Ellsbury (146th), Carlos Gomez (147th)

 

  • Granted that 3-for-46 is pretty dreadful, but it still seems like an overreaction that the Mariners demoted Mallex Smith on Tuesday because of two bad weeks. He started pretty well before that, hitting .255/.339/.392 in his first 12 games. Part of the problem, though, is that Smith’s defense in center field has been less than stellar; he might fit better in left field and his bat will never make him a real asset there. My guess is that Smith is back within 2-3 weeks and still finishes among the AL leaders in steals. Braden Bishop, his replacement on the roster, is a solid hitter and perhaps a better long-term option than Smith in center, but with just five steals and 11 homers in 435 minor league at-bats since the start of 2018, he doesn’t have nearly as much to offer for fantasy purposes.
  • Austin Meadows would have cracked the top 40 here if he had been healthy, but because of his thumb injury, he’s ranked close to where he was in the preseason.
  • I have no idea how much time A.J. Pollock is going to miss with the elbow infection. If it looks like it’s going to turn into a long-term thing, Alex Verdugo would move up into the top 40.

Matthew Pouliot
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.