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Thursday, January 4, 2018

2018 FANTASY BASEBALL TOP 30 OUTFIELDER RANKINGS: A FIRST LOOK

Moving right along with our first look at the position rankings for 2018 fantasy baseball, we bring you the all-important outfielders.

1.  Mike Trout
2.  Giancarlo Stanton
3.  Bryce Harper
4.  Mookie Betts
5.  Aaron Judge
6.  Charlie Blackmon
7.  J.D. Martinez
8.  Andrew Benintendi
9.  Marcell Ozuna
10. George Springer
11. Justin Upton
12. Nelson Cruz
13. Andrew McCutchen
14. Christian Yelich
15. Yasiel Puig
16. Yoenis Cespedes
17. Starling Marte
18. Adam Jones
19. Rhys Hoskins
20. A.J. Pollock
21. Ender Inciarte
22. Ryan Braun
23. Domingo Santana
24. Steven Souza Jr.
25. Khris Davis
26. Brett Gardner
27. Tommy Pham
28. Lorenzo Cain
29. Byron Buxton
30. Michael Conforto

-Until proven otherwise, Mike Trout is locked into the number 1 overall spot for 2018 fantasy baseball.  He should be joined in Round 1 though by Giancarlo Stanton, Mookie Betts, Charlie Blackmon, and Aaron Judge.
-Not understanding why some have knocked Betts into Round 2.  He had another terrific year last season but the average dip (which is causing the drop into Round 2) was fueled by a major unlucky dip in his BABIP.  Remember average is the most overrated stat in fantasy baseball outside of pitching wins as it is so much based on luck with the batted ball.
-Wow if Stanton can hit 59 homers while calling one of the most spacious parks in the majors home, it is scary to think what he could do with 81 dates in Yankee Stadium.
-A few names that I really love this season and which will likely keep me from using a top two round pick on the position for the first time in years:  Christian Yelich, Andrew Benintendi, Tommy Pham, Starling Marte, Ender Inciarte.
-I guess Andrew McCutchen is not done after all.  Cracked 28 homers in a major comeback season in 2017 and even added 11 steals.  While hitting .300 may not happen again. he still makes for a good investment or at least one more season.
-Be careful about the insane hype following Rhys Hoskins.  I love the power potential as much as anyone but I am always leery of paying the freight on anyone who has played less than half a season in the majors.
-If Yoenis Cespedes can kick the leg injuries, his depressed ADP this season could make him a nice value in the draft.


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2 comments:

  1. I’ve got Pham about 14 on this list. He’s younger, more durable, mor talented and driven compared folks above him. 5 category beast

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  2. history of vision problems, older players posting career-year always a bit of a red flag. injury prone as well. I like him too like I said but not at a certain cost.

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