2017 Outfield Rankings Part 2

Italicized guys are my favorite in each tier.

Tier Five

  1. Justin Upton
  2. Mark Trumbo
  3. Adam Jones
  4. Matt Kemp

There is a lot of homerun potential here in this tier. Upton went for 32 HR 87 RBI 81 R and 9 SB, Kemp went 35 HR 108 RBI and 89 R last season Trumbo went 47 HR 108 RBI and 94 R. These are three guys you can you can get in the 6th and 7th round. If you go for average, steals, or pitching early in your draft, Trumbo, Upton, and Kemp are two guys you can get a little later on and still be okay in the power department.

Tier Six

  1. Stephan Piscotty
  2. Billy Hamilton
  3. Kris Davis
  4. Kyle Schwarber

Kris Davis went 42 HR 102 RBI and 85 R last season another high power potential. But, I am keeping out of tier five just because of his lower batting average. Another guy you can get in the 7th round that will give you 35+ HR and 90+ RBI.

Billy Hamilton is a steals guy. He doesn’t help in many other categories. Last season going .260 3 HR 17 RBI 69 R and 58 SB. He will give you a bunch of steals and can help you win a category. But, I think the rest of his state line will hurt you. His average won’t be there, very little amount of HR and RBI. The hope is if he hits leadoff he will score more than 69 runs this season.

Tier Seven

  1. Adam Eaton
  2. Jackie Bradley
  3. Andrew Benintendi
  4. Odubel Herrera
  5. Lorenzo Cain

Benintendi is the number one prospect for a reason, I am all aboard the hype train this season on him. Boston is a top five lineup, and I am hoping he is hitting towards the top of that line-up. He doesn’t run a bunch, he has had eight steals twice in his time in the majors/minors. He will continue to develop his bat, but .285 20 Hr 75 RBI and 80 R is something I expect from him this season, and with his 131 ADP I love that!

Cain, Eaton, and Bradley are all viable options in fantasy. But I am a big Odubel Herrera guy, I think he is a sneak 30 SB guy and can hit for .300. Look for him to be a 15 HR/30 SB this season. He will be low in RBI hitting at the top. But his R scored can be 70-80. He has an ADP of 120, take him!

Tier Eight

  1. David Dahl
  2. Adam Duvall
  3. Joc Pederson
  4. Dexter Fowler
  5. Marcell Ozuna
  6. Kole Calhoun
  7. Carlos Gomez
  8. Jose Bautista

I am really unsure about this entire tier. Joc, Kole, and Dexter are probably the ones I like most. Dahl is hurt, I am not a Bautista fan anymore, and I just don’t trust, Duvall. So that leaves Gomez and Ozuna I really don’t know what to expect from these guys.

Although a small sample size Joc’s batting average has gone up every year since making his debut in 2014. Once a five-tool prospect, we saw him struggle striking out with 170 in 2015. But, that number dropped to 130 last season. In the minors, he stole 30 SB consistently. But, during his time in the majors, his steals have gone down with 4 in 2015 and 6 in 2016. All the tools are there to be a top player in baseball. Look for him to continue to improve the average this season, and let’s hope the steals go up this season.

Kole Calhoun is a career .266 hitter with a .328 OBP, and he hits in front of the best player in baseball. If Calhoun can get on base, he will score you runs. Capable of 20 HR 80 R and 80 RBI, he is a reliable option at his 189 ADP.

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