Fantasy Baseball 2014: Early Outfielder Rankings 31 - 60

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Ray publishes his early outfielder rankings 31 - 60 discussing several players, including Billy Hamilton, Josh Hamilton, Curtis Granderson and others.

Today, I continue my early 2014 position rankings, and I give you my early take on fantasy outfielders ranked 31 - 60 for 2014. I will not offer much in comments here, as I will save them for our 2014 Consensus Position Rankings that will publish beginning in January.

To date, I have published my early catcher, first base, second base, shortstop and third base rankings, and you can find them in the links below, in addition to my early top 50 hitters and top 25 starting pitchers:

Catcher

First Base

Second Base

Shortstop

Third Base

Outfielders 1 - 30

Early Top 50 Hitters for 2014

Early Top 25 Starting Pitcher Rankings for 2014

Now let's take a look at my early top 30 fantasy outfielder rankings for 2014:

Rank

Player

Team

31

Coco Crisp

Athletics

32

Torii Hunter

Tigers

33

Alfonso Soriano

Yankees

34

Curtis Granderson

Yankees

35

Nelson Cruz

Rangers

36

Brandon Moss

Athletics

37

Alejandro De Aza

White Sox

38

B.J. Upton

Braves

39

Billy Hamilton

Reds

40

Ben Zobrist

Rays

41

Nate McLouth

Orioles

42

Carl Crawford

Dodgers

43

Daniel Nava

Red Sox

44

Dexter Fowler

Rockies

45

Shane Victorino

Red Sox

46

Will Venable

Padres

47

Christian Yelich

Marlins

48

Austin Jackson

Tigers

49

Josh Hamilton

Angels

50

Adam Eaton

Diamondbacks

51

Colby Rasmus

Blue Jays

52

Brett Gardner

Yankees

53

Marlon Byrd

Phillies

54

Nick Markakis

Orioles

55

George Springer

Astros

56

Michael Bourn

Indians

57

Denard Span

Nationals

58

Andre Ethier

Dodgers

59

Norichika Aoki

Brewers

60

Michael Brantley

Indians

Billy Hamilton, CIN

Right now, Billy Hamilton will be ranked as an outfielder, but there are whispers that if the Reds trade second baseman Brandon Phillips, Hamilton could move to second base. I ranked Hamilton at #39 in my rankings here, based just on his speed. I am stating the obvious, but if he can get on base at a .330 clip, he will win the stolen base category for his owners. But, can he get on base enough to play every day, or is he the next Dee Gordon?

I wrote this piece about the chance that Hamilton steals 100 bases in 2014.

Josh Hamilton, LAA

Hamilton was just awful in 2013, hitting just .250-.307-.432 with 21 HRs, 73 runs and 79 RBI in 151 games, the second highest of his career. He can't be this bad, can he? I think he can turn things around in 2014, and he should provide plenty of value for his owners as well.

Curtis Granderson ,FA

Granderson is a free agent this offseason and if he doesn't re-sign with the Yankees, I think we will see him drop in fantasy drafts, but he should still be able to provide 25-30 home runs for his fantasy owners in 2014. Unless his swing changes with his new team, the power should be there, but with a low batting average. Like Hamilton, he should provide solid value to his owners looking for a later round power hitter.

George Springer, HOU

It appears the Astros will wait as long as possible to bring up Springer in 2014, but he has shown he is ready after his tremendous 2013 season in AA and AAA. Springer actually improved his walk rate and strikeout rate after moving up to AAA. I can see why they want to wait, so it is very possible we don't see Springer until May or June, but he is capable of a 20 home run, 20 stolen base season should the Astros give him the starting center field job out of spring training.

Adam Eaton, ARI

Don't sleep on Eaton in your 2014 fantasy drafts, as I recall he was the preseason favorite to win the National League rookie of the year award. He will be healthy to start the 2014 season, and should lead off for the Diamondbacks, so he could score 90 runs and steal 20-30 bases if he plays every day.

Fantasy Rundown

If you are looking for more fantasy baseball rankings, make sure you check out Fantasy Rundown, the one stop spot on the internet for all the fantasy baseball information you will need to win in 2014.

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