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2017 Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders: #21-40: Youngsters With Upside Fill The Rankings

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 7:12
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by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Earlier this week we took a look at the first half of our Top 40 outfielder rankings (click here to view).  Let’s continue these rankings and see how the next 20 shake out:

21. Starling Marte – Pittsburgh Pirates
22. Billy Hamilton – Cincinnati Reds
23. Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates
24. Matt Kemp – Atlanta Braves
25. Khris Davis – Oakland A’s
26. Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs
27. Joc Pederson – Los Angeles Dodgers
28. Lorenzo Cain – Kansas City Royals
29. Adam Eaton – Washington Nationals
30. David Dahl – Colorado Rockies
31. Ender Inciarte – Atlanta Braves
32. Adam Jones – Baltimore Orioles
33. Kevin Kiermaier – Tampa Bay Rays
34. Andrew Benintendi – Boston Red Sox
35. Rajai Davis – Oakland A’s
36. Kole Calhoun – Los Angeles Angels
37. Hunter Pence – San Francisco Giants
38. Shin-Soo Choo – Texas Rangers
39. Josh Reddick – Houston Astros
40. Carlos Gomez – Texas Rangers



  • Back in early January we discussed the potential of Joc Pederson emerging as an ideal Post-Hype Sleeper, after he’s consistently fallen short of expectations.  His biggest problem has been his ability to make consistent contact, though he did show improvement in his Whiff% across the board in ’16.  With .270+ not unrealistic, he should be a great value pick.  For more on why, click here.
  • Adam Jones has long been one of the better outfielders in the league, though he’s no longer a threat to steal bases and has now posted back-to-back sub-.270 seasons.  Considering his subpar plate discipline (44.8% O-Swing%, 15.1% SwStr%), would it be shocking to see his average take another step backwards?  He has the potential to be significantly overvalued on draft day, given the risk.
  • We all know the potential issues there are with Billy Hamilton, but how many players have the potential to single-handedly win you a category?  Don’t underestimate the value in that.
  • Speaking of speed, Kevin Kiermaier has the potential to be an important under-the-radar addition for fantasy teams.  His defense is going to keep him in the lineup, but he brings a solid approach and the potential to go 15/20 or better (he had 12 HR and 21 SB last season).
  • It looked like Carlos Gomez was washed up, though he rediscovered himself in Texas (.284, 8 HR, 13 SB).  That doesn’t mean he’s “back”, as he was still striking out and carried an elevated fly ball rate (aka he was swinging for the fences).  He’s a nice depth option, but nothing more.

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Make sure to check out our other Early 2017 Rankings:

Last Updated
Catcher 01/09/17
First Base 01/16/17
Second Base 01/23/17
Third Base 02/06/17
Shortstop 02/13/17
Outfielder 12/05/16
Starting Pitcher 12/13/16
Relief Pitcher 01/02/17


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