Here is the second part of the OF rankings. (Here is Part I.) Some of the more highly-hyped players begin to show-up at rankings lower than their hype levels would dictate i.e Delmon Young and Hunter Pence.
This is not a mistake but a function of the methods used to rank these players. Recall that these rankings incorporate three seasons worth of data on a 60/30/10 basis. With players like Young and Pence, they have just one season to contribute and that at just 60%. Should I adjust their rank or should I defend it by claiming it rewards track record versus one season flashes-in-the-plan a la Joe Charboneau?
I did go back and check Emil Brown, who tops this list at #46. However, he ranks right there with across-the-board production. Unfortunately, the Royals non-tendered him. If he had remained with the Royals, I'd have kept him unremarked upon, but, without a starting job, he may have hit the end of the road. What teams have so little OF depth that Brown's PT would be unchallenged the way it had been in the past three seasons in Kansas City?
|46||Brown Emil||down||61||Swisher Nick||76||Michaels Jason|
|47||Gonzalez Luis||62||DeRosa Mark||77||Hermida Jeremy||up|
|48||Alou Moises||63||Taveras Willy||78||Catalanotto Frank|
|49||Drew J.D.||64||Jenkins Geoff||79||Byrd Marlon|
|50||Guillen Jose||65||Patterson Corey||80||Taguchi So|
|51||Jones Jacque||66||Nady Xavier||81||Spilborghs Ryan|
|52||Pierre Juan||67||Payton Jay||82||Murton Matt|
|53||Young Delmon||up||68||Kemp Matt||up||83||Wilkerson Brad|
|54||Kearns Austin||69||Diaz Matt||84||Bautista Jose|
|55||Bradley Milton||70||Young Chris||up||85||Duncan Chris|
|56||Cabrera Melky||71||Roberts Dave||86||Johnson Reed|
|57||Anderson Garret||72||Church Ryan||87||Monroe Craig|
|58||Pence Hunter||up||73||Burrell Pat||88||Floyd Cliff|
|59||Stewart Shannon||74||Gomes Jonny||89||McLouth Nate||up|
|60||Encarnacion Juan||down+||75||Ethier Andre||90||Scott Luke|