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Thursday, January 7, 2016

2016 FANTASY BASEBALL OUTFIELDER RANKINGS: 41-60

41. Matt Holliday:  Age is really dragging Matt Holliday down as he is completely into the twilight of his career.  While he can still hit for average, everything else is falling by the wayside.  More name brand than anything else. 
42. Curtis Granderson:  Was quietly very good for the New York Mets last season, upping the home run rate back near 30.  Still batting average problems and the steals are always all finished but Granderson can be trusted as an outfielder 3. 
43. Matt Kemp:  Once again Matt Kemp rallied with a big second half to make us forget a putrid first.  23 home run in Petco Park is nothing to sneeze at and Kemp stole enough bases (12) to at least stay afloat there.  Still Kemp is just an outfielder 3 at this stage after being a top tier guy at the position just three years ago. 
44. Kevin Pillar:  Another guy who was quietly very good in 2015 and unlike Curtis Granderson, Pillar has youth and upside staring back at him.  In fact with 12 home runs and 25 steals last season, we are probably underranking him. 
45. Rusney Castillo:  The Cuban outfielder remains very talented but like with Yasiel Puig, the numbers have not flown yet.  Still willing to give him another shot as the Red Sox will likely give him a crack at a starting spot right away unlike prior to last season. 
46. Jorge Soler:  Very disappointing season for Cuban import Soler for the Cubs last season and now the Jason Heyward arrival has the guy possibly on the bench to start 2016.  Still goo potential but all of a sudden Cuban outfielders who are letting us down is piling up. 
47. Ender Inciarte:  Gets a big shot as an everyday outfielder with the Atlanta Braves in escaping the crowded Arizona outfield.  Could do a 2015 Gerardo Parra impersonation this season. 
48. Billy Burns:  Lots of cheap speed here as Burns swiped 26 bags and hit .294 a year ago. 
49. Wil Myers:  Been saying for years that Myers is overrated and now his draft price has come down to reflect that off two ugly seasons in a row.  No thank you. 
50. Odubel Herrera:  Herrera did a nice job in his first go-round as a regular player in 2015, using his speed and good batting average to carve out outfielder 3 status. 
51. David Peralta:  Really high on the powerful Peralta as a sizable breakout candidate for 2016.  Snag him a round or two early.  Our A.J. Pollock breakout pick for this season. 
52. Marcell Ozuna:  Demoted to the minors early on last season as Ozuna's power was non-existent after a big 2014 rookie campaign.  Willing to look past that sophomore slump and buy back in as an outfielder 3. 
53. Ben Revere:  Revere has been incredibly solid in his still young career, solidifying his three-category contributions in average, runs, and steals. 
54. Avisail Garcia:  Garcia has shown some ability in fits and starts but has not been consistent at all.  Still quite young and power starting to show.  Draft him for your bench with some upside. 
55. Denard Span:  Still unsigned and coming off an injury-marred 2015 campaign.  If he latches onto a team where he gets a shot to lead off again, will cut the check at a cheap rate. 
56. Steven Souza:  Awful batting average offset by nice power/speed numbers. 
57. Yasmani Tomas: The third base experiment was a disaster which is likely somewhat responsible for a rough start at the dish.  Look for a lowered average in 2016 and more power. 
58. Khris Davis:  Was a big second-half value play for anyone who took advantage as Davis hit a high rate of home runs.  Can still pop 20-25 as a late round stab which makes Davis attractive. 
59. Carlos Beltran:  Almost ready to walk off into retirement, Beltran should not be owned as anything but bench help. 
60. Randal Grinchuk:  Like the upside here as Grinchuk can hit for power and average. 



 

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