Deep League Drafting: Outfield

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Joe looks in the outfield for some productive and durable players who could help you seal the deal this year in your fantasy drafts.

We have finally come to the final position in our Deep League Drafting series. Throughout these posts I am trying to convince you of two things about your fantasy rosters: 1. You want guys who are durable-the more they play the fewer roster spots you need to replace them, the more flexible your roster spots become for when you really need them, and 2. An offensively productive player (as measured by wOBA and wRC+). I will qualify this analysis by saying that these categories don't take into account SBs, so bump up your power/speed combo guys.

During the 2011-13 seasons, 51, 58, and 53 outfielders respectively, made the list of above average offensive producers along with a qualified number of plate appearances. If we consider that most standard leagues use three OF roster spots, then that means we have approximately 18 OFers available for each spot, making OF another deep position to draft.

There always seems to be a Yoenis Cespedes or Yasiel Puig sleeper that performs better than expected. Then there are the cagey veterans who put up surprising years (read: Jayson Werth, Will Venable). So, there is little need to go out and spend all your money on an OF. However, as overall offensive output is down, especially power, I'm not going to scold you for going after Andrew McCutchen early.

After the stats come the observations:

2011 Stats

Name Team G PA HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+
1 Jose Bautista Blue Jays 149 655 43 105 103 9 20.20% 16.90% 0.306 0.309 0.302 0.447 0.608 0.443 181
2 Ryan Braun Brewers 150 629 33 109 111 33 9.20% 14.80% 0.265 0.35 0.332 0.397 0.597 0.426 171
3 Matt Kemp Dodgers 161 689 39 115 126 40 10.70% 23.10% 0.262 0.38 0.324 0.399 0.586 0.413 168
4 Lance Berkman Cardinals 145 587 31 90 94 2 15.70% 15.80% 0.246 0.315 0.301 0.412 0.547 0.408 163
5 Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 158 732 32 119 105 39 7.10% 13.40% 0.23 0.336 0.321 0.376 0.552 0.4 150
6 Matt Holliday Cardinals 124 516 22 83 75 2 11.60% 18.00% 0.229 0.33 0.296 0.388 0.525 0.395 154
7 Curtis Granderson Yankees 156 691 41 136 119 25 12.30% 24.50% 0.29 0.295 0.262 0.364 0.552 0.393 146
8 Carlos Beltran - - - 142 598 22 78 84 4 11.90% 14.70% 0.225 0.324 0.3 0.385 0.525 0.391 152
9 Michael Morse Nationals 146 575 31 73 95 2 6.30% 21.90% 0.247 0.344 0.303 0.36 0.55 0.39 148
10 Justin Upton Diamondbacks 159 674 31 105 88 21 8.80% 18.70% 0.24 0.319 0.289 0.369 0.529 0.385 141
11 Alex Gordon Royals 151 690 23 101 87 17 9.70% 20.10% 0.2 0.358 0.303 0.376 0.502 0.382 140
12 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 150 601 34 79 87 5 11.60% 27.60% 0.275 0.314 0.262 0.356 0.537 0.381 141
13 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 127 542 26 92 92 20 8.90% 19.40% 0.231 0.326 0.295 0.363 0.526 0.38 126
14 Hunter Pence - - - 154 668 22 84 97 8 8.40% 18.60% 0.188 0.361 0.314 0.37 0.502 0.377 140
15 Corey Hart Brewers 130 551 26 80 63 7 9.30% 20.70% 0.226 0.323 0.285 0.356 0.51 0.376 137
16 Josh Hamilton Rangers 121 538 25 80 94 8 7.20% 17.30% 0.238 0.317 0.298 0.346 0.536 0.369 127
17 Shane Victorino Phillies 132 586 17 95 61 19 9.40% 10.80% 0.212 0.292 0.279 0.355 0.491 0.368 132
18 Carlos Quentin White Sox 118 483 24 53 77 1 7.00% 17.40% 0.245 0.261 0.254 0.34 0.499 0.364 126
19 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 158 678 23 87 89 23 13.10% 18.60% 0.198 0.291 0.259 0.364 0.456 0.36 130
20 Nick Swisher Yankees 150 635 23 81 85 2 15.00% 19.70% 0.188 0.295 0.26 0.374 0.449 0.36 124
21 Seth Smith Rockies 147 533 15 67 59 10 8.60% 17.40% 0.2 0.32 0.284 0.347 0.483 0.355 110
22 Matt Joyce Rays 141 522 19 69 75 13 9.40% 20.30% 0.201 0.317 0.277 0.347 0.478 0.353 126
23 Nelson Cruz Rangers 124 513 29 64 87 9 6.40% 22.60% 0.246 0.288 0.263 0.312 0.509 0.353 116
24 Michael Cuddyer Twins 139 584 20 70 70 11 8.20% 16.30% 0.176 0.312 0.284 0.346 0.459 0.351 121
25 Josh Willingham Athletics 136 563 29 69 98 4 9.90% 26.60% 0.232 0.287 0.246 0.332 0.477 0.35 123
26 Melky Cabrera Royals 155 706 18 102 87 20 5.00% 13.30% 0.164 0.332 0.305 0.339 0.47 0.35 118
27 Dexter Fowler Rockies 125 563 5 84 45 12 12.10% 23.10% 0.166 0.354 0.266 0.363 0.432 0.35 106
28 Jay Bruce Reds 157 664 32 84 97 8 10.70% 23.80% 0.217 0.297 0.256 0.341 0.474 0.349 119
29 Brennan Boesch Tigers 115 472 16 75 54 5 7.40% 17.60% 0.175 0.315 0.283 0.341 0.458 0.348 116
30 Jeff Francoeur Royals 153 656 20 77 87 22 5.60% 18.80% 0.191 0.323 0.285 0.329 0.476 0.347 115
31 Logan Morrison Marlins 123 525 23 54 72 2 10.30% 18.90% 0.221 0.265 0.247 0.33 0.468 0.346 116
32 Andre Ethier Dodgers 135 551 11 67 62 10.50% 18.70% 0.129 0.348 0.292 0.368 0.421 0.345 122
33 Carlos Lee Astros 155 653 18 66 94 4 9.00% 9.20% 0.171 0.279 0.275 0.342 0.446 0.341 115
34 Jon Jay Cardinals 159 503 10 56 37 6 5.60% 16.10% 0.127 0.34 0.297 0.344 0.424 0.338 115
35 Adam Jones Orioles 151 618 25 68 83 12 4.70% 18.30% 0.185 0.304 0.28 0.319 0.466 0.338 109
36 Torii Hunter Angels 156 649 23 80 82 5 9.60% 19.30% 0.167 0.297 0.262 0.336 0.429 0.337 115
37 Peter Bourjos Angels 147 552 12 72 43 22 5.80% 22.50% 0.167 0.338 0.271 0.327 0.438 0.335 114
38 Emilio Bonifacio Marlins 152 641 5 78 36 40 9.20% 20.10% 0.097 0.372 0.296 0.36 0.393 0.335 109
39 Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks 141 493 8 55 46 15 8.70% 16.60% 0.135 0.342 0.292 0.357 0.427 0.335 106
40 B.J. Upton Rays 153 640 23 82 81 36 11.10% 25.20% 0.186 0.298 0.243 0.331 0.429 0.333 113
41 Nick Markakis Orioles 160 716 15 72 73 12 8.70% 10.50% 0.122 0.3 0.284 0.351 0.406 0.333 105
42 Garrett Jones Pirates 148 478 16 51 58 6 10.00% 21.80% 0.189 0.283 0.243 0.321 0.433 0.329 109
43 Chris Young Diamondbacks 156 659 20 89 71 22 12.10% 21.10% 0.183 0.275 0.236 0.331 0.42 0.329 102
44 Alfonso Soriano Cubs 137 508 26 50 88 2 5.30% 22.20% 0.225 0.266 0.244 0.289 0.469 0.326 100
45 Michael Bourn - - - 158 722 2 94 50 61 7.30% 19.40% 0.091 0.369 0.294 0.349 0.386 0.325 104
46 Cody Ross Giants 121 461 14 54 52 5 10.60% 20.80% 0.165 0.279 0.24 0.325 0.405 0.321 107
47 Brett Gardner Yankees 159 588 7 87 36 49 10.20% 15.80% 0.11 0.303 0.259 0.345 0.369 0.321 97
48 Jayson Werth Nationals 150 649 20 69 58 19 11.40% 24.70% 0.157 0.286 0.232 0.33 0.389 0.319 100
49 Kosuke Fukudome - - - 146 603 8 59 35 4 10.10% 18.20% 0.108 0.316 0.262 0.342 0.37 0.317 97
50 Marlon Byrd Cubs 119 482 9 51 35 3 5.20% 16.20% 0.119 0.316 0.276 0.324 0.395 0.317 94
51 Cameron Maybin Padres 137 568 9 82 40 40 7.70% 22.00% 0.13 0.331 0.264 0.323 0.393 0.316 105

2012 Stats

Name Team G PA HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+
1 Ryan Braun Brewers 154 677 41 108 112 30 9.30% 18.90% 0.276 0.346 0.319 0.391 0.595 0.413 161
2 Mike Trout Angels 139 639 30 129 83 49 10.50% 21.80% 0.238 0.383 0.326 0.399 0.564 0.409 166
3 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 123 501 37 75 86 6 9.20% 28.50% 0.318 0.344 0.29 0.361 0.608 0.405 156
4 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 157 673 31 107 96 20 10.40% 19.60% 0.226 0.375 0.327 0.4 0.553 0.403 158
5 Melky Cabrera Giants 113 501 11 84 60 13 7.20% 12.60% 0.17 0.379 0.346 0.39 0.516 0.387 150
6 Josh Hamilton Rangers 148 636 43 103 128 7 9.40% 25.50% 0.292 0.32 0.285 0.354 0.577 0.387 141
7 Josh Willingham Twins 145 615 35 85 110 3 12.40% 22.90% 0.264 0.287 0.26 0.366 0.524 0.38 142
8 Matt Holliday Cardinals 157 688 27 95 102 4 10.90% 19.20% 0.202 0.337 0.295 0.379 0.497 0.378 142
9 Dexter Fowler Rockies 143 530 13 72 53 12 12.80% 24.20% 0.174 0.39 0.3 0.389 0.474 0.375 122
10 Allen Craig Cardinals 119 514 22 76 92 2 7.20% 17.30% 0.215 0.334 0.307 0.354 0.522 0.374 138
11 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 135 579 22 89 85 20 9.70% 19.90% 0.207 0.352 0.303 0.371 0.51 0.374 121
12 Ryan Ludwick Reds 125 472 26 53 80 8.90% 20.60% 0.256 0.299 0.275 0.346 0.531 0.373 134
13 Austin Jackson Tigers 137 617 16 103 66 12 10.90% 21.70% 0.179 0.371 0.3 0.377 0.479 0.371 134
14 David Murphy Rangers 147 521 15 65 61 10 10.40% 14.20% 0.175 0.333 0.304 0.38 0.479 0.369 129
15 Yoenis Cespedes Athletics 129 540 23 70 82 16 8.00% 18.90% 0.214 0.326 0.292 0.356 0.505 0.368 137
16 Ben Zobrist Rays 157 668 20 88 74 14 14.50% 15.40% 0.202 0.296 0.27 0.377 0.471 0.365 137
17 Tyler Colvin Rockies 136 452 18 62 72 7 4.60% 25.90% 0.24 0.364 0.29 0.327 0.531 0.365 115
18 Nick Swisher Yankees 148 624 24 75 93 2 12.30% 22.60% 0.201 0.324 0.272 0.364 0.473 0.363 128
19 Adam Jones Orioles 162 697 32 103 82 16 4.90% 18.10% 0.218 0.313 0.287 0.334 0.505 0.361 126
20 Alex Rios White Sox 157 640 25 93 91 23 4.10% 14.40% 0.212 0.323 0.304 0.334 0.516 0.361 126
21 Shin-Soo Choo Indians 155 686 16 88 67 21 10.60% 21.90% 0.159 0.353 0.283 0.373 0.441 0.359 131
22 Nick Markakis Orioles 104 471 13 59 54 1 8.90% 10.80% 0.174 0.31 0.298 0.363 0.471 0.359 125
23 Corey Hart Brewers 149 622 30 91 83 5 7.10% 24.30% 0.237 0.318 0.27 0.334 0.507 0.358 124
24 Alex Gordon Royals 161 721 14 93 72 10 10.10% 19.40% 0.16 0.356 0.294 0.368 0.455 0.357 125
25 Torii Hunter Angels 140 584 16 81 92 9 6.50% 22.80% 0.139 0.389 0.313 0.365 0.451 0.356 130
26 Carlos Beltran Cardinals 151 619 32 83 97 13 10.50% 20.00% 0.227 0.291 0.269 0.346 0.495 0.355 126
27 Garrett Jones Pirates 145 515 27 68 86 2 6.40% 20.00% 0.242 0.293 0.274 0.317 0.516 0.352 123
28 Bryce Harper Nationals 139 597 22 98 59 18 9.40% 20.10% 0.206 0.31 0.27 0.34 0.477 0.352 121
29 Jay Bruce Reds 155 633 34 89 99 9 9.80% 24.50% 0.263 0.283 0.252 0.327 0.514 0.352 120
30 Chris Davis Orioles 139 562 33 75 85 2 6.60% 30.10% 0.231 0.335 0.27 0.326 0.501 0.352 120
31 Jason Kubel Diamondbacks 141 571 30 75 90 1 10.00% 26.40% 0.253 0.296 0.253 0.327 0.506 0.352 116
32 Jason Heyward Braves 158 651 27 93 82 21 8.90% 23.30% 0.21 0.319 0.269 0.335 0.479 0.351 121
33 Andre Ethier Dodgers 149 618 20 79 89 2 8.10% 20.10% 0.176 0.333 0.284 0.351 0.46 0.35 124
34 Alfonso Soriano Cubs 151 615 32 68 108 6 7.20% 24.90% 0.237 0.303 0.262 0.322 0.499 0.35 116
35 Mark Trumbo Angels 144 586 32 66 95 4 6.10% 26.10% 0.222 0.316 0.268 0.317 0.491 0.346 123
36 Curtis Granderson Yankees 160 684 43 102 106 10 11.00% 28.50% 0.26 0.26 0.232 0.319 0.492 0.346 116
37 Martin Prado Braves 156 690 10 81 70 17 8.40% 10.00% 0.136 0.322 0.301 0.359 0.438 0.345 117
38 Cody Ross Red Sox 130 528 22 70 81 2 8.00% 24.40% 0.214 0.317 0.267 0.326 0.481 0.345 114
39 Norichika Aoki Brewers 151 588 10 81 50 30 7.30% 9.40% 0.144 0.304 0.288 0.355 0.433 0.344 114
40 Jon Jay Cardinals 117 502 4 70 40 19 6.80% 14.10% 0.095 0.355 0.305 0.373 0.4 0.341 117
41 Justin Upton Diamondbacks 150 628 17 107 67 18 10.00% 19.30% 0.15 0.327 0.28 0.355 0.43 0.341 109
42 Matt Joyce Rays 124 462 17 55 59 4 11.90% 22.10% 0.188 0.281 0.241 0.341 0.429 0.335 116
43 Nelson Cruz Rangers 159 642 24 86 90 8 7.50% 21.80% 0.2 0.301 0.26 0.319 0.46 0.335 106
44 Angel Pagan Giants 154 659 8 95 56 29 7.30% 14.70% 0.152 0.329 0.288 0.338 0.44 0.334 114
45 Alejandro De Aza White Sox 131 585 9 81 50 26 8.00% 18.60% 0.13 0.339 0.281 0.349 0.41 0.333 106
46 Will Venable Padres 148 470 9 62 45 24 8.70% 20.00% 0.165 0.32 0.264 0.335 0.429 0.332 115
47 David DeJesus Cubs 148 582 9 76 50 7 10.50% 15.30% 0.14 0.301 0.263 0.35 0.403 0.332 104
48 Carlos Gomez Brewers 137 452 19 72 51 37 4.40% 21.70% 0.202 0.296 0.26 0.305 0.463 0.329 104
49 Josh Reddick Athletics 156 673 32 85 85 11 8.20% 22.40% 0.221 0.269 0.242 0.305 0.463 0.326 108
50 Michael Bourn Braves 155 703 9 96 57 42 10.00% 22.00% 0.117 0.349 0.274 0.348 0.391 0.326 105
51 Denard Span Twins 128 568 4 71 41 17 8.30% 10.90% 0.112 0.315 0.283 0.342 0.395 0.325 105
52 Coco Crisp Athletics 120 508 11 68 46 39 8.90% 12.60% 0.158 0.28 0.259 0.325 0.418 0.324 106
53 B.J. Upton Rays 146 633 28 79 78 31 7.10% 26.70% 0.208 0.294 0.246 0.298 0.454 0.323 108
54 Hunter Pence - - - 160 688 24 87 104 5 8.10% 21.10% 0.172 0.29 0.253 0.319 0.425 0.323 102
55 Michael Brantley Indians 149 609 6 63 60 12 8.70% 9.20% 0.114 0.31 0.288 0.348 0.402 0.322 106
56 Dayan Viciedo White Sox 147 543 25 64 78 5.20% 22.10% 0.188 0.286 0.255 0.3 0.444 0.321 98
57 Michael Saunders Mariners 139 553 19 71 57 21 7.80% 23.90% 0.185 0.297 0.247 0.306 0.432 0.32 108
58 Lucas Duda Mets 121 459 15 43 57 1 11.10% 26.10% 0.15 0.301 0.239 0.329 0.389 0.318 102

2013 Stats

Name Team G PA HR R RBI SB BB% K% ISO BABIP AVG OBP SLG wOBA wRC+
1 Mike Trout Angels 157 716 27 109 97 33 15.40% 19.00% 0.234 0.376 0.323 0.432 0.557 0.423 176
2 Jayson Werth Nationals 129 532 25 84 82 10 11.30% 19.00% 0.214 0.358 0.318 0.398 0.532 0.403 160
3 Michael Cuddyer Rockies 130 540 20 74 84 10 8.50% 18.50% 0.198 0.382 0.331 0.389 0.53 0.396 140
4 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 157 674 21 97 84 27 11.60% 15.00% 0.19 0.353 0.317 0.404 0.508 0.393 155
5 Shin-Soo Choo Reds 154 712 21 107 54 20 15.70% 18.70% 0.178 0.338 0.285 0.423 0.462 0.393 151
6 Matt Holliday Cardinals 141 602 22 103 94 6 11.50% 14.30% 0.19 0.322 0.3 0.389 0.49 0.383 148
7 Jose Bautista Blue Jays 118 528 28 82 73 7 13.10% 15.90% 0.239 0.259 0.259 0.358 0.498 0.372 134
8 Bryce Harper Nationals 118 497 20 71 58 11 12.30% 18.90% 0.212 0.306 0.274 0.368 0.486 0.371 137
9 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 116 504 24 62 62 1 14.70% 27.80% 0.231 0.313 0.249 0.365 0.48 0.368 135
10 Daniel Nava Red Sox 134 536 12 77 66 9.50% 17.40% 0.142 0.352 0.303 0.385 0.445 0.366 128
11 Colby Rasmus Blue Jays 118 458 22 57 66 8.10% 29.50% 0.225 0.356 0.276 0.338 0.501 0.365 130
12 Marlon Byrd - - - 147 579 24 75 88 2 5.40% 24.90% 0.22 0.353 0.291 0.336 0.511 0.364 136
13 Allen Craig Cardinals 134 563 13 71 97 2 7.10% 17.80% 0.142 0.368 0.315 0.373 0.457 0.363 135
14 Carlos Gomez Brewers 147 590 24 80 73 40 6.30% 24.70% 0.222 0.344 0.284 0.338 0.506 0.363 130
15 Carlos Beltran Cardinals 145 600 24 79 84 2 6.30% 15.00% 0.195 0.314 0.296 0.339 0.491 0.359 132
16 Nelson Cruz Rangers 109 456 27 49 76 5 7.70% 23.90% 0.24 0.295 0.266 0.327 0.506 0.359 122
17 Justin Upton Braves 149 643 27 94 70 8 11.70% 25.00% 0.201 0.321 0.263 0.354 0.464 0.357 129
18 Hunter Pence Giants 162 687 27 91 99 22 7.60% 16.70% 0.2 0.308 0.283 0.339 0.483 0.356 133
19 Shane Victorino Red Sox 122 532 15 82 61 21 4.70% 14.10% 0.157 0.321 0.294 0.351 0.451 0.353 119
20 Domonic Brown Phillies 139 540 27 65 83 8 7.20% 18.00% 0.222 0.287 0.272 0.324 0.494 0.351 123
21 Adam Jones Orioles 160 689 33 100 108 14 3.60% 19.70% 0.208 0.314 0.285 0.318 0.493 0.35 118
22 Dexter Fowler Rockies 119 492 12 71 42 19 13.20% 21.30% 0.145 0.323 0.263 0.369 0.407 0.347 106
23 Torii Hunter Tigers 144 652 17 90 84 3 4.00% 17.30% 0.162 0.344 0.304 0.334 0.465 0.346 117
24 Starling Marte Pirates 135 566 12 83 35 41 4.40% 24.40% 0.161 0.363 0.28 0.343 0.441 0.344 121
25 Jay Bruce Reds 160 697 30 89 109 7 9.00% 26.50% 0.216 0.322 0.262 0.329 0.478 0.344 117
26 Raul Ibanez Mariners 124 496 29 54 65 8.50% 25.80% 0.244 0.273 0.242 0.306 0.487 0.344 117
27 Jacoby Ellsbury Red Sox 134 636 9 92 53 52 7.40% 14.50% 0.128 0.341 0.298 0.355 0.426 0.343 113
28 Will Venable Padres 151 515 22 64 53 22 5.60% 22.90% 0.216 0.313 0.268 0.312 0.484 0.342 122
29 Andre Ethier Dodgers 142 553 12 54 52 4 11.00% 17.20% 0.151 0.315 0.272 0.36 0.423 0.34 120
30 Alfonso Soriano - - - 151 626 34 84 101 18 5.80% 24.90% 0.234 0.289 0.255 0.302 0.489 0.34 112
31 Coco Crisp Athletics 131 584 22 93 66 21 10.40% 11.10% 0.183 0.258 0.261 0.335 0.444 0.339 117
32 Chris Carter Astros 148 585 29 64 82 2 12.00% 36.20% 0.227 0.311 0.223 0.32 0.451 0.337 113
33 Brett Gardner Yankees 145 609 8 81 52 24 8.50% 20.90% 0.143 0.342 0.273 0.344 0.416 0.335 108
34 Austin Jackson Tigers 129 614 12 99 49 8 8.50% 21.00% 0.145 0.333 0.272 0.337 0.417 0.332 107
35 Nate Schierholtz Cubs 137 503 21 56 68 6 5.80% 18.70% 0.219 0.27 0.251 0.301 0.47 0.331 106
36 Desmond Jennings Rays 139 602 14 82 54 20 10.60% 19.10% 0.161 0.295 0.252 0.334 0.414 0.33 112
37 Matt Joyce Rays 140 481 18 61 47 7 12.30% 18.10% 0.184 0.251 0.235 0.328 0.419 0.33 112
38 Alex Rios - - - 156 662 18 83 81 42 6.20% 16.30% 0.154 0.311 0.278 0.324 0.432 0.33 103
39 Norichika Aoki Brewers 155 674 8 80 37 20 8.20% 5.90% 0.084 0.295 0.286 0.356 0.37 0.326 104
40 Alex Gordon Royals 156 700 20 90 81 11 7.40% 20.10% 0.156 0.31 0.265 0.327 0.422 0.326 103
41 Chris Denorfia Padres 144 520 10 67 47 11 8.10% 16.20% 0.116 0.319 0.279 0.337 0.395 0.323 108
42 Nate McLouth Orioles 146 593 12 76 36 30 8.90% 14.50% 0.141 0.288 0.258 0.329 0.399 0.323 100
43 Carl Crawford Dodgers 116 469 6 62 31 15 6.00% 14.10% 0.124 0.321 0.283 0.329 0.407 0.322 108
44 Josh Willingham Twins 111 471 14 42 48 1 14.00% 27.20% 0.159 0.269 0.208 0.342 0.368 0.322 102
45 A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks 137 482 8 64 38 12 6.80% 17.00% 0.14 0.314 0.269 0.322 0.409 0.321 98
46 Michael Brantley Indians 151 611 10 66 73 17 6.50% 11.00% 0.112 0.304 0.284 0.332 0.396 0.32 104
47 Alejandro De Aza White Sox 153 675 17 84 62 20 7.40% 21.80% 0.142 0.318 0.264 0.323 0.405 0.32 97
48 Josh Hamilton Angels 151 636 21 73 79 4 7.40% 24.80% 0.182 0.303 0.25 0.307 0.432 0.319 104
49 Jon Jay Cardinals 157 628 7 75 67 10 8.30% 16.40% 0.095 0.325 0.276 0.351 0.37 0.319 104
50 Yoenis Cespedes Athletics 135 574 26 74 80 7 6.40% 23.90% 0.202 0.274 0.24 0.294 0.442 0.318 102
51 Gerardo Parra Diamondbacks 156 663 10 79 48 10 7.20% 15.10% 0.135 0.305 0.268 0.323 0.403 0.318 96
52 Dayan Viciedo White Sox 124 473 14 43 56 5.10% 20.70% 0.161 0.308 0.265 0.304 0.426 0.318 96
53 Michael Saunders Mariners 132 468 12 59 46 13 11.50% 25.20% 0.16 0.298 0.236 0.323 0.397 0.315 98

Observations:

1. I get it about Ryan Braun and his PED use. Really, though, we're talking about a guy who's made the list at #2, and #1 in 2011 and 2012, respectively. How long will you wait to take a chance on a 30/30 season?

2. Unheralded Matt Holliday. All this guy does is produce. He's not sexy and he's getting older, but he's also made the top 9 the last three seasons. These are the types of guys that win you championships...because he's predictable.

3. For all of the talk about how Giancarlo Stanton can't stay healthy, he's also made the top 13 every year. If he ever gets free of Miami watch out.

4. Torii Hunter just keeps getting it done. A new approach to the kind of hitter he is has me believing that there's no reason he cannot continue being productive in the Tigers' lineup.

5. There were 23 outfielders last year who hit double-digit HR and stole double-digit bases. Twelve of them were in the bottom half of the list and included draft-day bargains: Michael Saunders, Gerardo Parra, Alejandro de Aza, Michael Brantley, and Nate McLouth.

6. Only 16 of the 53 OFers from last year had league average or better walk rates. So, OBP leaguers, don't expect your OFers to be helping you in these categories. The price of power.

Target

Coco Crisp, OAK. I know, the injuries. This is exactly what keeps his draft day price tag cheap. He didn't make the list in 2011, but he did in 2012 and 2013. He traded speed for power last year, I doubt anyone expected a 20/20 season from him. He's more of a target for roto-leaguers, but really he plays in a highly-underrated offense, has increased in BB% the last three years, and increased his ISO the last three seasons. Don't expect 20 HR again...ever. However, double-digit homers and a possible return to 25-30 bases and we're looking at some nice value in later rounds.

Avoid

Carlos Gomez, MIL. You know this story. Cheap OF breaks out in a major way in 2012. No one really believes it, so he goes out and improves on numbers in 2013 (.284/.338/.506 with 24 HR and 40 SBs). This year he gets Ryan Braun back. He just turned 28. So, what gives? Well, first his BABIP is at an unsustainable .344 given his penchant for striking out and not walking much. I think the power is real but I think STEAMER is closer to reality here: .254/.310/.436 with 20 HR and 31 SBs. Um, that's pretty awesome, but he's going to go pretty high in drafts this year and I have a hard time believing that he'll justify the price tag.

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