Fantasy Baseball 2012: Early Top 50 Outfielder Rankings

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 21: Matt Kemp #27 of the Los Angeles Dodgers watches his three run homerun during the fifth inning to trail 5-4 to the San Francisco Giants at Dodger Stadium on September 21, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Fake Teams early look at the 2012 fantasy rankings continues today with the Top 50 Outfielders. Make sure you check out our previous early 2012 position rankings along with the profiles for each player ranked:

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Other than the top 14-15 outfielders in my rankings, most of the outfielders listed have a question mark that fantasy owners must answer on draft day. You can tell from my rankings that I lean toward guys like Chris Young, Ben Zobrist, and Shane Victorino, that can hit for some power and steal bases. I am probably lower on Andre Ethier than others, but he disappointed last year as his power has dropped in each of the last two seasons, and I don't see him being a mid-20's type home run hitter.

I will profile each of the Top 50 over the next two days, with 1 - 25 coming tomorrow and 26 - 50 coming on Wednesday.

Here are my early 2012 rankings for the Top 50 outfielders for fantasy baseball:

1. Matt Kemp, LAD

2. Ryan Braun, MIL

3. Justin Upton, ARI

4. Jose Bautista, TOR

5. Carlos Gonzalez, COL

6. Curtis Granderson, NYY

7. Andrew McCutchen, PIT

8. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS

9. Carl Crawford, BOS

10. Alex Gordon, KC

The rest of my Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders for 2012 after the jump:

11. Mike Stanton, FLA

12. Jay Bruce, CIN

13. Josh Hamilton, TEX

14. Ben Zobrist, TB

15. Matt Holliday, STL 

16. Hunter Pence, PHI 

17. Shane Victorino, PHI

18. Shin-Soo Choo, CLE

19. B.J. Upton, TB

20. Desmond Jennings, TB

21. Chris Young, ARI

22. Nelson Cruz, TEX

23. Corey Hart, MIL

24. Michael Morse, WAS

25. Jason Heyward, ATL

26. Adam Jones, BAL

27. MIchael Bourn, ATL

28. Brett Gardner, NYY

29. Carlos Beltran, ?

30. Lance Berkman, STL

31. Ichiro Suzuki, SEA

32. Coco Crisp, ?

33. Jayson Werth, WAS

34. Nick Swisher, NYY

35. Logan Morrison, FLA

36. Howie Kendrick, LAA

37. Drew Stubbs, CIN

38. Andre Ethier, LAD

39. Matt Joyce, TB

40. Jeff Francoeur, KC

41. Michael Cuddyer, ?

42. Carlos Lee, HOU

43. Lucas Duda, NYM

44. Cameron Maybin, SD

45. Jason Bay, NYM

46. Peter Bourjos, LAA

47. Torii Hunter, LAA

48. Colby Rasmus, TOR

49. Jose Tabata, PIT

50. Yonder Alonso, CIN

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