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2008 Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings: Keeper League Draft Values

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Wow. Ranking outfielders is much more challenging. There are just too many to easily sort them into tiers. Part of it the fact that a 4th OF has three opportunities to get a starting job which would immediately boost his value.

The moment Giants' OF Dave Roberts or Aaron Rowand or Randy Winn gets hurt, Rajai Davis immediately goes to the $23-29 tier based on his 40+ SB ability. This immediate increase in value can be sighted for any 4th, and sometimes 5th, OFers.

What is as hard is looking at the $23-29 tier and thinking most of them can be $30 players with just a touch more inflation or enthusiasm. Braves' OF Jeff Francouer is listed by Baseball Prospectus' Joe Sheehan as one of the top candidates to breakout in 2008. Sheehan has a national soapbox and that could easily nudge Frenchy to the top tier of OFers.

AL-Only Draft Values:

$30+ Bobby Abreu Alex Rios Manny Ramirez Carl Crawford BJ Upton
  Curtis Granderson Grady Sizemore Vlad Guerrero Ichiro Suzuki Nick Markakis
$23-29 Torii Hunter Johnny Damon Hideki Matsui Vernon Wells Magglio Ordonez
  Jermaine Dye Nick Swisher Delmon Young Josh Hamilton Mike Cuddyer
  Raul Ibanez Jose Guillen      
$15-22 Jacoby Ellsbury Adam Jones Rocco Baldelli Billy Butler Carlos Gomez
  JD Drew Gary Matthews Jack Cust    
$8-$14 Melky Cabrera Carlos Gonzalez Mark Teahen Dave DeJesus Jason Kubel
  Garrett Anderson Wladimir Balentien Milton Bradley Marlon Byrd Travis Buck
  Franklin Gutierrez Ryan Sweeney Coco Crisp Carlos Quentin Jerry Owens
  Jonny Gomes Reggie Willits Brad Wilkerson    
$1-7 Reed Johnson Emil Brown Ben Francisco Luke Scott Jacques Jones
  Emil Brown Frank Catalonotto Chris Denofria Marcus Thames Dave Dellucci
  Nelson Cruz Matt Stairs Adam Lind    

NL-Only Draft Values:

$30+ Carlos Beltran Alphonso Soriano Ryan Braun Carlos Lee Lance Berkman
  Matt Holliday        
$23-29 Jeff Francouer Corey Hart Adam Dunn Hunter Pence Jason Bay
  Chris Young Shane Victorino Ryan Freel Michael Bourn Juan Pierre
  Andruw Jones Matt Kemp Eric Byrnes Willy Tavares Brad Hawpe
$15-22 Pat Burrell Wily Mo Pena Lastings Milledge Austin Kearns Josh Willingham
  Cameron Maybin Jeremy Hermida Kosuke Fukudome Bill Hall Mike Cameron
  Ken Griffey Rick Ankiel Colby Rasmus Nate McLouth Justin Upton
  Dave Roberts Aaron Rowand Randy Winn    
$8-$14 Moises Alou Ryan Church Geoff Jenkins Matt Diaz Chris Duncan
  Matt Murton Felix Pie Xavier Nady Jim Edmonds Brian Giles
  Scott Hairston Andre Ethier Josh Anderson    
$1-7 Andre Ethier Delwyn Young Fred Lewis Rajai Davis Elijah Dukes
  Jeff Salazar Chris Burke Nayjer Morgan Steven Pearce Alfredo Almazaga
  Jeff DaVanon Ryan Ludwick Brian Barton Luis Gonzalez Jayson Werth
  Ryan Spillborghs Jeff Baker Endy Chavez