The Ryan Braun Fallout is what we will call it. For the time being, Braun has to cede the top spot in the 2013 fantasy baseball outfielder rankings due to his latest link to PED's. With possible suspensions coming for all player's involved, Braun is now a risk no matter how he wants to spin it. Let's see where things currently stand.
1. Mike Trout-All things being equal, Braun would be number 1 but Trout's clean past to this point earns him the nod.
2. Ryan Braun-Feel free to lower Braun as far as you want. No quibbling here.
3. Matt Kemp-So far all signs point to Kemp being 100 percent for the season after shoulder surgery. While his days of swiping 30 bases could be a thing of the past, the rest of his game is monstrous.
4. Andrew McCutchen-We don't like the growing disinterest in steals and the average was a bit fluky but McCutchen is right there with Kemp.
5. Carlos Gonzalez-The forgotten man in the five-tool fivesome. Could actually have some slight draft value. Extreme home/road splits the only quibble.
6. Jose Bautista-You don't like guys coming back from wrist surgery when it comes to power but Bautista has earned the right not to be doubted.
7. Giancarlo Stanton
8. Josh Hamilton-Truth be told I won't be drafting Hamilton yet again as he actually is showing signs of age, with his K rate an all-time high last season. Drop in ballpark as well, along with the fact he can't possibly stay so healthy again.
9. Yoenis Cespedes-I will cut off my arm for this kid. Successfully adapted to MLB and kept his K rate at a decent level after massive worries there coming into the season. Massive power/speed potential.
10. Adam Jones
11. Adrian Gonzalez
12. Jason Heyward
13. Bryce Harper
14. Jacoby Ellsbury-Truth be told I really don't know where to place the guy. He has missed major portions of two of the last three season and his fly ball rate in 2011 when he hit those 32 was a majou outlier.
15. Justin Upton-Thumb injury sapped his power in 2012. Give him a mulligan as he could explode now that he leaves the distractions behind in Arizona.
16. Matt Holliday-Rate stats slowly going in the wrong direction. On the downside but still very dependable.
17. Alex Rios-On again/off again trend held true in a tremendous comeback season in 2012. Still holding onto his speed.
18. B.J. Upton-Average sucks but power continues to improve.
19. Shin-Soo Choo-Add a few home runs and duplicate the rest of his 2012 stats now that he has moved on to the Reds.
20. Jay Bruce-Power and sketchy average remains the name of his game.
21. Desmond Jennings
22. Mike Morse
23. Curtis Granderson
24. Austin Jackson-If he adds back some of last season's lost steals, look out.
25. Josh Willingham-Can't sniff at 35 home runs, especially in Minnesota.
26. Hunter Pence
27. Alex Gordon-There has to be more power there.
28. Josh Reddick
29. Carlos Beltran
30. Norichika Aoki-10 steals and 30 stolen bases from a rookie should have gotten more pub.
31. Carlos Gomez-This is me rewarding Gomez for winning me an Experts title last season with his top five OVERALL stat line the second half.
32. Nelson Cruz-Steroids!
33. Corey Hart
34. Alfonso Soriano
35. Chris Davis
36. Carl Crawford
37. Jason Kubel
38. Starling Marte
39. Andre Ethier
40. Angel Pagan
41. Mark Trumbo
42. Nick Swisher
43. Ichiro Suzuki
44. Alfonso Soriano
45. Coco Crisp
46. Lorenzo Cain
47. Michael Bourn
48. Ben Revere
49. Jayson Werth
50. Brett Gardner
There you have it. As always let us know what you think.