February Rankings – Outfield

Welcome to the kickoff of our 2017 rankings. We’re going position by position this week and next with our initial roll out of rankings. We will update these in March based on Spring Training activity and injuries.

We’re using Yahoo! eligibility requirements which is 5 starts or 10 appearances. These rankings assume the standard 5×5 categories and a re-draft league. If we forgot someone, please let us know in the comments and we’ll make sure he’s added for the updates. If you have questions for a specific ranker on something he did, let us know in the comments. We can also be reached via Twitter:

There will be differences, sharp differences, within the rankings. The rankers have different philosophies when it comes to ranking, some of which you’re no doubt familiar with through previous iterations. Of course the idea that we’d all think the same would be silly because then what would be the point of including multiple rankers?! Think someone should be higher or lower? Make a case. Let us know why you think that. The chart is sortable.

If a ranker didn’t rank someone that the others did, he was given that ranker’s last rank +1.

Key:

  • AVG– just the average of the seven ranking sets
  • AVG– the average minus the high and low rankings
  • SPLIT– the difference between the high and low rankings
February OF Rankings
Rk NAME Paul S Brad Mike Jeff Al Justin AVG Adj. AVG Split
1 Mike Trout 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0
2 Mookie Betts 2 3 2 2 2 2 2.2 2 1
3 Kris Bryant 4 2 3 5 3 3 3.3 3.3 3
4 Bryce Harper 3 6 10 3 4 4 5 4.3 7
5 Trea Turner 9 5 4 4 9 7 6.3 6.3 5
6 Charlie Blackmon 5 4 5 11 15 6 7.7 6.8 11
7 Starling Marte 7 9 8 12 8 5 8.2 8 7
8 Nelson Cruz 11 7 14 8 5 8 8.8 8.5 9
9 Giancarlo Stanton 8 8 18 7 7 12 10 8.8 11
10 Ryan Braun 6 11 9 15 11 9 10.2 10 9
11 A.J. Pollock 13 10 6 17 10 10 11 10.8 11
12 J.D. Martinez 12 15 7 16 6 14 11.7 12 10
13 George Springer 10 12 11 14 13 11 11.8 11.8 4
14 Carlos Gonzalez 17 20 16 6 17 15 15.2 16.3 14
15 Ian Desmond 15 22 12 13 14 20 16 15.5 10
16 Yoenis Cespedes 22 14 17 24 12 17 17.7 17.5 12
17 Justin Upton 18 21 19 10 20 19 17.8 19 11
18 Andrew McCutchen 14 29 15 19 18 13 18 16.5 16
19 Christian Yelich 16 16 27 27 16 16 19.7 18.8 11
20 Gregory Polanco 19 18 23 20 23 24 21.2 21.3 6
21 Wil Myers 20 13 30 23 25 21 22 22.3 17
22 Jose Bautista 21 17 34 18 19 29 23 21.8 17
23 Khris Davis 24 27 13 21 28 27 23.3 24.8 15
24 Mark Trumbo 23 44 24 9 21 25 24.3 23.3 35
25 Adam Jones 33 37 20 22 33 22 27.8 27.5 17
26 Billy Hamilton 30 36 29 29 30 18 28.7 29.5 18
27 Kyle Schwarber 44 19 37 22.5 22 31 29.3 28.1 25
28 Matt Kemp 34 24 21 28 24 50 30.2 27.5 29
29 David Dahl 32 26 52 25 29 28 32 28.8 27
30 Jose Ramirez 38 31 26 30 36 36 32.8 33.3 12
31 Lorenzo Cain 36 38 32 42 31 23 33.7 34.3 19
32 Miguel Sano 53 23 35 26 42 26 34.2 32.3 30
33 Jackie Bradley Jr. 28 30 31 40 34 46 34.8 33.8 18
34 Stephen Piscotty 29 40 28 54 40 32 37.2 35.3 26
35 Odubel Herrera 27 25 41 61 27 49 38.3 36 36
36 Carlos Gomez 43 50 38 31 37 33 38.7 37.8 19
37 Adam Eaton 26 43 43 67 26 30 39.2 35.5 41
38 Marcell Ozuna 25 49 45 36 43 38 39.3 40.5 24
39 Hunter Pence 31 34 53 34 47 40 39.8 38.8 22
40 Jose Peraza 42 28 22 38 67 44 40.2 38 45
41 Andrew Benintendi 35 35 50 53 32 37 40.3 39.3 21
42 Joc Pederson 39 39 59 35 41 42 42.5 40.3 24
43 Kole Calhoun 45 32 42 43 44 52 43 43.5 20
44 Kendrys Morales 51 46 33 50 51 43 45.7 47.5 18
45 Adam Duvall 61 57 25 33 39 60 45.8 47.3 36
46 Ben Zobrist 52 42 49 59 45 41 48 47 18
47 Kevin Kiermaier 37 58 36 41 46 71 48.2 45.5 35
48 Matt Holliday 49 64 47 39 50 53 50.3 49.8 25
49 Dexter Fowler 54 33 69 77 38 39 51.7 50 44
50 Carlos Beltran 55 48 58 44 53 56 52.3 53 14
51 Willson Contreras 68 45 40 92 35 45 54.2 49.5 57
52 Randal Grichuk 50 55 57 52 48 65 54.5 53.5 17
53 Nomar Mazara 40 63 80 49 64 34 55 54 46
54 Yasiel Puig 48 70 70 37 73 35 55.5 56.3 38
55 Byron Buxton 41 60 85 45 49 55 55.8 52.3 44
56 Jason Heyward 47 52 60 60 56 69 57.3 57 22
57 Keon Broxton 57 79 48 58 60 47 58.2 55.8 32
58 Rajai Davis 56 51 66 48 76 58 59.2 57.8 28
59 Ender Inciarte 58 67 39 73 54 67 59.7 61.5 34
60 Jay Bruce 46 96 63 46 52 62 60.8 55.8 50
61 Curtis Granderson 67 47 62 64 62 63 60.8 62.8 20
62 Melky Cabrera 59 61 44 62 66 76 61.3 62 32
63 Josh Reddick 63 53 78 32 81 73 63.3 66.8 49
64 Corey Dickerson 62 72 74 56 55 64 63.8 63.5 19
65 Shin-Soo Choo 66 59 65 47 71 77 64.2 65.3 30
66 David Peralta 69 74 54 66 59 75 66.2 67 21
67 Max Kepler 60 84 82 57 69 48 66.7 67 36
68 Michael Brantley 70 41 68 63 79 81 67 70 40
69 Jacoby Ellsbury 75 65 56 70 86 61 68.8 67.8 30
70 Yasmany Tomas 80 71 46 87 58 80 70.3 72.3 41
71 Brett Gardner 73 62 71 89 80 51 71 71.5 38
72 Domingo Santana 86 54 72 76 57 84 71.5 72.3 32
73 Hunter Renfroe 74 78 67 71 78 68 72.7 72.8 11
74 Leonys Martin 64 76 88 51 87 79 74.2 76.5 37
75 Travis Jankowski 76 88 61 55 83 86 74.8 76.5 33
76 Alex Gordon 81 73 55 69 84 101 77.2 76.8 46
77 Kevin Pillar 65 92 64 65 95 85 77.7 76.8 31
78 Jorge Soler 78 100 73 97 63 57 78 77.8 43
79 Brandon Moss 84 66 91 72 90 74 79.5 80 25
80 Jarrod Dyson 79 98 86 90 75 59 81.2 82.5 39
81 Josh Bell 85 81 75 93 88 66 81.3 82.3 27
82 Michael Saunders 77 77 94 81 93 70 82 82 24
83 Manuel Margot 71 94 87 80 77 90 83.2 83.5 23
84 Jayson Werth 96 56 81 88 82 97 83.3 86.8 41
85 Hernan Perez 108 85 92 99 70 54 84.7 86.5 54
86 Michael Conforto 83 68 107 121 65 72 86 82.5 56
87 Cameron Maybin 90 69 89 95 96 88 87.8 90.5 27
88 Mitch Haniger 87 125 79 82 74 82 88.2 82.5 51
89 Howie Kendrick 109 83 51 83 100 107 88.8 93.3 58
90 Denard Span 82 111 77 79 92 93 89 86.5 34
91 Steven Souza Jr. 89 86 97 75 97 99 90.5 92.3 24
92 Tyler Naquin 100 115 96 84 68 89 92 92.3 47
93 Brandon Drury 72 97 101 120 72 91 92.2 90.3 48
94 Nick Markakis 98 91 83 96 91 100 93.2 94 17
95 Aaron Judge 116 101 84 74 102 92 94.8 94.8 42
96 Scott Schebler 104 105 103 68 98 96 95.7 100.3 37
97 Steve Pearce 93 87 106 100 94 94 95.7 95.3 19
98 Kolten Wong 101 75 98 103 99 102 96.3 100 28
99 Andrew Toles 91 116 99 106 89 87 98 96.3 29
100 Danny Valencia 95 103 113 94 105 95 100.8 99.5 19
101 Hyun Soo Kim 97 104 100 86 118 110 102.5 102.8 32
102 Seth Smith 112 106 105 105 101 103 105.3 104.8 11
103 Alex Dickerson 105 82 93 117 132 108 106.2 105.8 50
104 Avisail Garcia 99 140 95 78 116 113 106.8 105.8 62
105 Jurickson Profar 88 113 125 121 115 83 107.5 109.3 42
106 Charlie Tilson 126 90 76 121 122 114 108.2 111.8 50
107 Chris Owings 113 93 109 121 113 104 108.8 109.8 28
108 Lonnie Chisenhall 128 80 102 112 112 122 109.3 112 48
109 Matt Joyce 103 136 104 111 85 121 110 109.8 51
110 Roman Quinn 92 132 131 121 110 78 110.7 113.5 54
111 Melvin Upton Jr. 121 95 110 115 107 117 110.8 112.3 26
112 Colby Rasmus 106 112 118 102 103 127 111.3 109.8 25
113 Eddie Rosario 114 144 112 104 106 109 114.8 110.3 40
114 Mallex Smith 107 99 122 121 126 115 115 116.3 27
115 Jon Jay 118 109 123 121 114 105 115 115.5 18
116 Derek Dietrich 122 89 111 113 139 118 115.3 116 50
117 Nick Franklin 115 110 131 91 121 124 115.3 117.5 40
118 Ben Revere 94 118 131 121 117 112 115.5 117 37
119 Aaron Altherr 102 107 131 121 131 106 116.3 116.3 29
120 Angel Pagan 119 108 131 101 123 120 117 117.5 30

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Nasty Nate
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Nasty Nate

Am I right in thinking that OF is really deep for mixed leagues this year compared to other positions? (even when we peel away Bryant, Turner, Schwarber etc for other positions)

Jeff Zimmerman
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I don’t know about deep, but I find the talent very flat. I am waiting to fill 2 to 3 of my OF slots right at the end. I am using these spots to help balance my SB/HR mix.

Ryan
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Ryan

I’m not seeing it that way, even for something relatively shallow like my home 10-teamer. Once we get past about 25-30 OFs, I feel like I’m either focused strictly on a certain category, or I’m crossing my fingers and taking some fliers.

WalterBishop
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WalterBishop

I actually think the position is very thin. After 20 there are few names that excite me. In fact, the names that do are probably going to be kept in my league. I think OF is a dumpster fire to be honest.

Nasty Nate
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Nasty Nate

Interesting. Thanks for the replies, guys. I was thinking players like Dahl, Eaton, JBJ, Pederson, Benintendi etc were better than normal for a roto 3rd outfielder attained relatively inexpensively, but maybe I’m underestimating the OF pool of past years.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

In my experience so far, all of those guys will cost a mid- or late-mid round pick in 12-team drafts. Not back-breakingly expensive, but not exactly free either.

Your mileage may vary.