Thursday, March 14, 2019


Since we went 100 deep with our 2019 fantasy baseball outfielder rankings, we have separated the typical "target/avoid" piece to just the guys yours truly will look towards in drafts this spring.  Tomorrow check back for those I will avoid.


Mike Trout, Mookie Betts, Christian Yelich, Ronald Acuna Jr.:  All four outfielders are of the five-tool variety and all are worth a first-round pick.  While you can quibble a bit on Acuna Jr. being more of a second-round guy, anchoring your team with one of these monsters is an excellent way to begin the draft.

Bryce Harper:  A full season of Harper in the launching pad in Philly?  Yes please and this from someone who has been a big critic of his.

Andrew Benintendi:  The 20/20 ability is already there and Benintendi still has a season or two before he reaches his prime.  I have no qualms making him a third-round pick.

Starling Marte/Whit Merrifield:  I have these two together as they are essentially the same player.  Lots of steals, some pop, and a solid average.  Merrifield does have the better versatility though.

Nick Castellanos:  Now a full-time outfielder, Castellanos has an easy 23-26 homers in his bat already and the 30 mark is not far behind.  Even better is if he gets traded which seems likely.

Lorenzo Cain:  One of my all-time favorites, you never take a loss investing with this always underrated five-tool outfielder.

Michael Conforto:  Yes I am a New York Mets fan but I would be all-in on Conforto anyways given his easy 30 homer power and remaining youth.

Ender Inciarte:  Always have been a big fan of Inciarte and now he will likely move back to leadoff where he is a good bet for 100 runs, 10 homers, and 25 steals at least.

David Dahl:  I think the hype is getting a bit too much here but I am a big booster of Dahl's potential given the Coors Field backdrop.

Yasiel Puig:  There is always a bust factor when investing in Puig but he was pretty darn good on a per game basis last season and now he moves into a prime hitter's park.

Mallex Smith:  Lots of steals here and like with Ender Inciarte, there is a bit of pop here as well.

Nomar Mazara:  The 20 home run baseline is already established but you get the feeling there is more where that came from.  I am buying.

Max Kepler:  Cheap pop.

Franmil Reyes:  Cheap pop 2.0.

Jurickson Profar:  Always been a big fan of Profar and he finally began to show what all the fuss is about last season.  There should be more in the well from the looks of it.

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