Rotographs Ranking March Update – Outfielders

Damn Rotographs, back at it again with the Outfielder Rankings.

:punches self:

Sorry.

Baseball is back on the TV, the weather is warming up in my city (which is all I care about), and it’s time for a rankings update!

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

Outfielders – March Update
Player Jeff Zach Dan Mike Brad Paul S Paul K Justin AVG Adj. AVG SPLIT
1 Mike Trout 1 1 1 1 1 2 1 1 1.1 1.0 1
2 Bryce Harper 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2.0 2.0 2
3 Mookie Betts 2 4 4 6 6 4 6 10 4.6 4.8 4
4 Andrew McCutchen 5 3 7 5 3 5 4 4 4.6 4.4 4
5 Giancarlo Stanton 8 16 3 4 4 3 3 6 5.9 4.4 13
6 Kris Bryant 4 5 5 16 5 13 5 5 7.6 6.6 12
7 A.J. Pollock 17 7 6 3 8 8 8 3 8.1 7.4 14
8 Jose Bautista 15 14 9 10 9 6 7 11 10.0 9.8 9
9 Charlie Blackmon 10 6 12 9 14 9 13 8 10.4 10.6 8
10 Starling Marte 7 11 8 12 11 14 12 7 10.7 10.8 7
11 J.D. Martinez 11 12 10 15 10 12 16 15 12.3 12.0 6
12 Justin Upton 9 13 19 14 16 10 14 16 13.6 13.4 10
13 Chris Davis 6 8 15 7 15 23 22 18 13.7 13.4 17
14 Ryan Braun 12 18 16 8 12 21 10 13 13.9 13.6 13
15 Nelson Cruz 19 10 14 18 17 16 11 17 15.0 15.2 9
16 George Springer 22 29 13 20 7 7 9 9 15.3 14.2 22
17 Lorenzo Cain 25 15 11 21 21 15 18 12 18.0 18.0 14
18 Jason Heyward 16 19 18 19 20 24 15 21 18.7 18.4 9
19 Yoenis Cespedes 18 9 20 11 27 27 19 22 18.7 19.0 18
20 Adam Jones 14 17 17 17 22 22 23 20 18.9 19.0 9
21 Carlos Gomez 26 21 29 22 13 11 24 14 20.9 21.2 18
22 Carlos Gonzalez 23 37 23 24 19 18 21 19 23.6 22.0 19
23 Kyle Schwarber 20 38 30 25 18 34 20 36 26.4 25.8 20
24 Yasiel Puig 21 40 24 34 25 17 25 23 26.6 25.8 23
25 Christian Yelich 30 24 27 37 33 25 28 26 29.1 28.6 13
26 Adam Eaton 28 20 28 38 36 28 30 31 29.7 30.0 18
27 Billy Hamilton 13 35 31 13 31 49 39 24 30.1 29.8 36
28 Gregory Polanco 24 27 21 35 49 29 31 28 30.9 29.2 28
29 Matt Kemp 31 28 26 23 45 30 34 34 31.0 29.8 22
30 Jacoby Ellsbury 29 33 25 32 26 39 35 29 31.3 31.0 14
31 Hunter Pence 43 39 32 36 30 19 27 30 32.3 32.8 24
32 Hanley Ramirez 46 59 35 27 35 26 26 35 36.3 33.8 33
33 David Peralta 33 36 45 31 42 33 36 38 36.6 36.0 14
34 Ben Revere 27 49 22 28 46 43 44 39 37.0 37.6 27
35 Brandon Belt 41 32 34 43 23 54 37 46 37.7 37.4 31
36 Shin-Soo Choo 52 26 44 45 41 31 32 33 38.7 38.6 26
37 Kole Calhoun 35 23 33 40 32 58 57 42 39.7 39.4 35
38 Brett Gardner 45 34 38 50 29 57 41 32 42.0 41.6 28
39 Curtis Granderson 51 43 43 39 34 42 43 40 42.1 42.0 17
40 Corey Dickerson 79 52 40 66 24 20 17 25 42.6 40.4 62
41 Billy Burns 38 30 37 54 50 51 42 41 43.1 43.6 24
42 Alex Gordon 48 22 41 48 28 63 52 48 43.1 43.4 41
43 Michael Conforto 44 54 42 57 38 32 38 44 43.6 43.2 25
44 Kevin Pillar 32 41 36 47 66 36 51 50 44.1 42.2 34
45 Joc Pederson 49 61 50 58 39 35 29 27 45.9 46.2 32
46 Gerardo Parra 40 31 47 29 60 45 79 68 47.3 44.6 50
47 Jay Bruce 36 45 54 26 68 48 61 54 48.3 48.8 42
48 Khris Davis 63 47 55 30 67 46 40 37 49.7 50.2 37
49 Josh Reddick 47 55 48 33 40 65 65 57 50.4 51.0 32
50 Mark Trumbo 37 25 52 59 82 52 56 49 51.9 51.2 57
51 Matt Holliday 66 64 64 63 44 37 33 47 53.0 54.4 33
52 Melky Cabrera 53 44 51 56 58 56 60 52 54.0 54.8 16
53 Ben Zobrist 58 42 58 53 37 64 66 56 54.0 55.0 29
54 Randal Grichuk 59 62 62 41 48 55 54 45 54.4 55.6 21
55 Michael Brantley 39 85 49 60 53 38 59 72 54.7 52.0 47
56 Delino DeShields 34 46 67 44 69 81 50 53 55.9 55.2 47
57 Stephen Piscotty 61 70 63 49 43 40 68 60 56.3 56.8 30
58 Evan Gattis 67 48 60 55 51 66 55 58 57.4 57.4 19
59 Wil Myers 54 79 69 46 73 40 53 51 59.1 59.0 39
60 Ender Inciarte 50 57 53 42 62 75 80 63 59.9 59.4 38
61 Josh Harrison 55 51 66 51 61 70 67 80 60.1 60.0 19
62 Dexter Fowler 57 77 71 68 52 41 62 43 61.1 62.0 36
63 Odubel Herrera 60 56 70 85 59 44 69 65 63.3 62.8 41
64 Denard Span 68 53 61 64 79 55 63 64 63.3 62.2 26
65 Marcell Ozuna 56 60 65 67 71 57 72 55 64.0 64.0 16
66 Steven Souza 65 75 59 62 57 68 64 59 64.3 63.6 18
67 Kevin Kiermaier 62 68 39 70 87 60 75 81 65.9 67.0 48
68 Domingo Santana 42 65 56 69 85 72 81 62 67.1 68.6 43
69 Nori Aoki 80 63 68 61 78 62 73 66 69.3 68.8 19
70 Jorge Soler 78 72 80 94 47 69 58 79 71.1 71.4 47
71 Eddie Rosario 64 58 81 89 63 76 78 83 72.7 72.4 31
72 Byron Buxton 74 94 46 77 80 67 77 61 73.6 75.0 48
73 Carlos Beltran 93 86 57 73 65 73 74 78 74.4 74.2 36
74 Jayson Werth 91 91 73 84 54 59 76 67 75.4 76.6 37
75 Brandon Moss 83 87 76 104 55 71 71 82 78.1 77.6 49
76 Colby Rasmus 72 83 84 76 76 80 81 71 78.9 79.2 12
77 Brad Miller 76 74 82 90 70 82 82 84 79.4 79.2 20
78 Aaron Altherr 71 69 113 72 64 74 95 75 79.7 76.2 49
79 Rusney Castillo 102 78 88 74 74 77 70 70 80.4 78.2 32
80 Austin Jackson 69 107 77 71 77 99 96 85 85.1 84.0 38
81 Nick Markakis 73 67 79 65 91 118 105 95 85.4 83.0 53
82 Yasmany Tomas 70 71 85 75 102 109 88 109 85.7 84.2 39
83 Leonys Martin 75 93 75 87 98 88 87 73 86.1 86.0 23
84 Avisail Garcia 77 66 72 112 106 87 89 69 87.0 86.2 46
85 Andre Ethier 97 80 95 78 88 83 92 93 87.6 87.6 19
86 Hyun Soo Kim 106 73 92 52 126 79 91 76 88.4 88.2 74
87 Jackie Bradley Jr. 82 82 108 79 99 84 86 91 88.6 86.6 29
88 Danny Valencia 99 84 99 82 56 110 104 108 90.6 93.6 54
89 Mike Napoli 89 103 91 93 72 96 98 92 91.7 93.4 31
90 Desmond Jennings 104 76 105 81 109 85 84 88 92.0 91.8 33
91 Rajai Davis 92 89 74 83 110 92 106 89 92.3 92.4 36
92 Mark Canha 100 50 94 106 108 97 108 98 94.7 101.0 58
93 Jarrod Dyson 85 101 98 80 119 104 83 74 95.7 94.2 39
94 Aaron Hicks 107 92 127 107 81 61 102 100 96.7 97.8 66
95 Chris Colabello 88 100 78 110 96 98 109 77 97.0 98.2 32
96 Lonnie Chisenhall 90 98 87 91 129 90 100 94 97.9 93.8 42
97 Cameron Maybin 86 104 103 122 75 105 93 90 98.3 98.2 47
98 Michael Taylor 87 113 89 115 104 86 94 86 98.3 97.4 29
99 Anthony Gose 81 133 110 92 103 89 90 87 99.7 96.8 52
100 Ben Paulsen 96 88 106 96 114 91 107 121 99.7 99.2 26
101 Franklin Gutierrez 110 105 125 114 97 94 101 111 106.6 105.4 31
102 Adam Duvall 94 142 112 101 93 112 97 163 107.3 103.2 49
103 Brock Holt 109 96 90 118 83 125 131 107 107.4 107.6 48
104 Seth Smith 113 102 96 105 111 120 120 112 109.6 110.2 24
105 Chris Coghlan 120 95 121 102 129 78 127 128 110.3 113.0 51
106 Michael Saunders 135 119 109 88 90 111 125 140 111.0 110.8 47
107 Dalton Pompey 84 143 116 128 89 107 117 102 112.0 111.4 59
108 Gregor Blanco 119 90 93 121 117 122 130 116 113.1 114.4 40
109 Derek Dietrich 121 131 123 131 86 101 103 123 113.7 115.8 45
110 John Jaso 122 99 136 95 105 124 118 97 114.1 113.6 41
111 Angel Pagan 118 115 102 97 115 129 128 129 114.9 115.6 32
112 Marlon Byrd 98 156 100 160 84 102 110 138 115.7 113.2 76
113 Enrique Hernandez 117 127 134 129 107 100 97 110 115.9 116.0 37
114 Carl Crawford 132 125 83 123 121 121 112 115 116.7 120.4 49
115 Steve Pearce 124 111 120 103 101 130 133 114 117.4 117.6 32
116 Jake Marisnick 95 122 136 140 129 95 115 134 118.9 119.4 45
117 Jon Jay 139 109 97 113 129 126 126 126 119.9 120.6 42
118 Josh Hamilton 125 144 111 135 94 147 85 162 120.1 121.8 62
119 Preston Tucker 101 135 136 139 123 93 116 146 120.4 122.2 46
120 Adonis Garcia 133 97 124 86 129 136 147 99 121.7 123.8 61
121 Alex Rios 103 156 86 160 92 144 113 141 122.0 121.6 74
122 Eduardo Escobar 112 81 122 111 125 160 151 130 123.1 124.2 79
123 Will Venable 137 118 136 98 124 123 129 101 123.6 126.0 39
124 Chris Young 123 117 119 109 129 153 122 124 124.6 122.0 44
125 Alejandro De Aza 128 130 114 160 120 106 119 125 125.3 122.2 54

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Klubot3000
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Klubot3000

Thanks for this, Paul! Wondering if y’all would address the Mookie love. You ranked him 4th, ahead of Cutch, Joey Bats, Bryant and Pollock (all of whom are going ahead of him in NFBC). Jeff ranked him ahead of Harper! I recently traded for him in a keeper league and want to believe the hype, but damn, that’s some helium. Maybe more instructive would be to hear from Justin as the low man on the Mookster.

theojd
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theojd

Yea, I love Mookie, but ranking ahead of Harper just seems…..INSANE

Ryan Brock
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Nobody makes that ranking without thinking they’ll get attention for it…

Damaso
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Damaso

you want the easy answer here?

Justin Mason
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Personally, I feel like what we saw last season from Mookie is s probably what he is, just shy of a 20/20 player. While I think that outside of any reoccurrences of a concussion he should maintain a high floor, I prefer the upside of Pollock, Blackmon, Springer, Stanton, and Marte. Maybe I am missing something on him, but I don’t see the 30/20 or 20/30 potential for this season. Full disclosure though, I was one of the few that did not buy in on him last year so there may be lingering resentment there.

Justin Mason
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I could very well be resentment. I will reevaluate for the next update, but let’s be honest… I am a petty, petty man.