RotoGraphs June Consensus Ranks: Outfielders

When you start ranking outfielders, all you can think about is how many there are. It seems impossible. And then something funny happens, somewhere in the 60s for me — you run out of ones you really want in your lineup. And then there’s a ton left, yes, but they’re all mix and match fantasy platoon outfielders. And they aren’t super easy on the eyes.

I mean, sure, when he’s healthy Carl Crawford is useful. And if batting average isn’t a great concern, you can use Curtis Granderson and Colby Rasmus and Michael Saunders. And yeah, if you can platoon, Matt Joyce, David Murphy and Garrett Jones are fine options. But if you’re in a twelve-team weekly lineup, you’re holding your nose at those final outfielders.

Is the outfield less deep than it seems? Even the final outfielders in a twelve-team mixer — Dexter Fowler, Kole Calhoun, Josh Willingham — seem more like bench pieces for plug and play goodies than starters. How do you feel about your outfielders?

Again, this is for rest of season 5×5 roto, and though Jeff Zimmerman mostly uses the rest of season projections, it’s not just a computer ranking. We’ve left off the color coding in favor of a simple up or down arrow — those arrows are only next to big movers from their preseason position. The table is designed to be sortable in case you prefer one of the rankings
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RG Player Jeff Zach Mike Eno
1 Mike Trout 1 1 1 1
2 Ryan Braun 3 6 2 2
3 Andrew McCutchen 2 7 3 4
4 Yasiel Puig 4 3 7 3
5 Adam Jones 5 9 5 5
6 Carlos Gomez 11 5 6 8
7 Jacoby Ellsbury 8 10 8 7
8 Carlos Gonzalez 6 18 4 6
9 Jose Bautista 10 4 10 10
10 Giancarlo Stanton 9 2 19 9
11 Shin-Soo Choo 19 8 13 12
12 Justin Upton 13 11 18 11
13 Hunter Pence 15 14 11 13
14 Alex Rios 14 15 12 14
15 Nelson Cruz 12 12 26 15
16 Jay Bruce 24 21 9 17
17 Yoenis Cespedes 17 26 21 16
18 Brandon Moss 27 16 20 21
19 Jayson Werth 26 24 15 20
20 Matt Holliday 30 20 16 23
21 Michael Cuddyer 22 17 33 18
22 Alex Gordon 18 13 34 27
23 Starling Marte 25 25 17 28
24 Billy Hamilton 7 40 27 25
25 George Springer 16 36 23 24
26 Jason Heyward 29 35 14 22
27 Coco Crisp 20 34 32 26
28 Michael Brantley 31 28 28 29
29 Melky Cabrera 23 22 69 19
30 Charlie Blackmon 34 23 49 30
31 Brett Gardner 39 27 35 36
32 Austin Jackson 32 44 31 31
33 Josh Hamilton 37 31 38 32
34 Torii Hunter 21 32 53 35
35 Desmond Jennings 33 49 25 34
36 Angel Pagan 44 19 44 37
37 Leonys Martin 36 47 30 33
38 Allen Craig 38 37 48 41
39 Bryce Harper 45 60 22 38
40 Carlos Beltran 51 51 24 43
41 Mark Trumbo 52 30 56 39
42 Norichika Aoki 43 46 39 52
43 Matt Kemp 49 43 36 52
44 Martin Prado 42 58 46 45
45 Domonic Brown 46 75 29 42
46 Rajai Davis 35 45 67 49
47 Christian Yelich 53 62 41 40
48 Michael Morse 57 29 54 60
49 Nick Markakis 41 50 62 48
50 Michael Bourn 40 56 58 50
51 Ben Zobrist 58 61 40 46
52 Marcell Ozuna 50 48 64 44
53 Khris Davis 59 57 47 47
54 Ben Revere 48 87 37 51
55 Gregory Polanco 39 39 94 53
56 Evan Gattis 69 52 50 68
57 Alejandro De Aza 47 84 61 54
58 Dexter Fowler 77 33 75 61
59 Kole Calhoun 54 100 42 57
60 Oswaldo Arcia 71 70 43 69
61 Josh Willingham 73 53 74 55
62 Gerardo Parra 55 74 70 58
63 Junior Lake 67 66 59 67
64 Adam Eaton 68 80 51 62
65 Marlon Byrd 56 54 93 59
66 Shane Victorino 75 85 55 56
67 Emilio Bonifacio 62 73 76 63
68 Carl Crawford 97 55 57 71
69 Curtis Granderson 76 76 52 77
70 Dayan Viciedo 63 67 72 81
71 Matt Joyce 84 68 68 64
72 Colby Rasmus 72 77 66 76
73 Alfonso Soriano 28 96 71 99
74 Will Venable 66 102 45 84
75 Michael Saunders 60 64 89 85
76 Denard Span 61 78 73 86
77 David Murphy 87 59 87 65
78 Chris Carter 64 88 63 90
79 Lorenzo Cain 88 72 84 70
80 B.J. Upton 78 99 60 78
81 Carlos Quentin 94 41 86 95
82 Oscar Taveras 121 38 92 66
83 Corey Dickerson 102 69 78 72
84 Lucas Duda 83 65 91 83
85 Garrett Jones 80 71 98 79
86 Andre Ethier 82 82 100 80
87 James Jones 110 97 65 75
88 Josh Reddick 86 93 80 91
89 Wil Myers 74 104 88 88
90 Seth Smith 118 42 121 74
91 Nick Swisher 89 108 79 82
92 Dustin Ackley 79 92 101 89
93 Chris Young 85 101 77 98
94 Cameron Maybin 107 63 121 73
95 Drew Stubbs 70 91 121 87
96 Michael Choice 65 121 90 97
97 Eric Young 90 86 106 92
98 Nate Schierholtz 93 107 81 93
99 David DeJesus 99 94 99 94
100 Chris Denorfia 101 79 114 105
101 Justin Ruggiano 95 121 82 104
102 Cody Ross 109 110 83 100
103 Jose Tabata 91 111 102 112
104 Juan Lagares 106 83 121 106
105 Robbie Grossman 117 121 85 96
106 Jonny Gomes 121 81 109 108
107 Craig Gentry 121 89 108 103
108 A.J. Pollock 103 105 104 111
109 Ryan Ludwick 116 95 107 107
110 Jackie Bradley Jr 98 117 113 98
111 Jon Jay 119 90 121 102
112 Kelly Johnson 104 120 96 115
113 Ichiro Suzuki 105 121 95 117
114 Joc Pederson 112 106 121 101
115 Peter Bourjos 115 109 97 121
116 David Lough 96 121 120 113
117 Alex Presley 100 119 121 114
118 Jarrod Dyson 114 98 121 121
119 Nate McLouth 108 121 117 118
120 Grant Green 121 114 121 109
121 Aaron Hicks 120 121 105 121
122 Jason Kubel 121 115 121 120
123 Chris Heisey 121 118 119 121

Ranked by one analyst: Raul Ibanez, Kyle Blanks, Ryan Doumit, Ryan Raburn, Jesus Guzman, Charlie Culberson, Scott Van Slyke, Anthony Gose, Jimmy Paredes, Abraham Almonte, Logan Forsythe, Marc Krauss, Jordan Schafer, Darin Ruf, Danny Santana, Chris Colabello,

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Where would Ryan Zimmerman fit in this as he has shifted to Left Field for the foreseeable future.