clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

2015 Top 60 Outfield Rankings: Fantasy Impact of Yasmany Tomas signing

New, 12 comments

Ray updates his 2015 Top 60 Outfielder rankings for the Yasmany Tomas and Michael Cuddyer signings and the Jason Heyward trade to the Cardinals.

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports

We have had a few offseason free agent signings and one big trade that impacts my Top 60 fantasy outfielder rankings for 2015. Yesterday, the Diamondbacks signed Cuban outfielder Yasmany Tomas, and the Mets signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer a few weeks ago. In addition, we had one big trade where former Braves outfielder Jason Heyward was traded to the Cardinals, along with Jordan Walden for Shelby Miller and Tyrell Jenkins.

The move to St. Louis didn't impact Heyward in my rankings, as he remains in the #30 spot in my outfielder rankings, but he has the potential to move up my rankings if he can show us that his power has returned in spring training.

I have ranked new Diamondbacks outfielder Yasmany Tomas as my #31 fantasy outfielder for 2015, but this ranking assumes he starts the season in Arizona. If he starts the season in AAA, he will drop out of my Top 60 rankings. Assuming he starts the season with the big club, he has the potential to provide fantasy owners with solid 20-25 home run power, with 30 home run upside. He is a big guy who could take advantage of the friendly hitting environment in Chase Field, but won't offer much in the stolen base department.

The Mets signed outfielder Michael Cuddyer a few weeks ago, and the move from Coors Field to Citi Field has resulted in him falling from the #28 spot to the #57 spot in my rankings. He also comes with some injury risk, so he could fall into the 60-75 range in my outfield rankings based on other offseason moves over the next few months.

I would be surprised to see the Dodgers deal outfielder Matt Kemp, but there are rumors that the Dodgers have discussed a trade of Kemp with the Padres, probably for a starting pitcher or catcher. Should Kemp be traded to the Padres, he would fall a few spots in my rankings. Possibly more than a few spots.

Another one of my top ranked outfielders, Justin Upton, is also the subject of trade rumors, as he will enter the last year of his contract in 2015, and the Braves appear to be in a full rebuild at the moment. The Mariners are rumored to be interested in dealing for him, and should he be dealt to Seattle, he would also drop in my rankings.

Now let's take a look at my updated Top 60 Outfielder Rankings for 2015:


Rank

Name

Team

1

Mike Trout

Angels

2

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

3

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates

4

Carlos Gomez

Brewers

5

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays

6

Adam Jones

Orioles

7

Matt Kemp

Dodgers

8

Justin Upton

Braves

9

Bryce Harper

Nationals

10

George Springer

Astros

11

Michael Brantley

Indians

12

Hunter Pence

Giants

13

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers

14

Ryan Braun

Brewers

15

Matt Holliday

Cardinals

16

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies

17

Alex Gordon

Royals

18

Nelson Cruz

Orioles

19

Charlie Blackmon

Rockies

20

Corey Dickerson

Rockies

21

Jacoby Ellsbury

Yankees

22

Starling Marte

Pirates

23

Yoenis Cespedes

- - -

24

Billy Hamilton

Reds

25

Jay Bruce

Reds

26

Jayson Werth

Nationals

27

Marlon Byrd

Phillies

28

Jorge Soler

Cubs

29

Wil Myers

Rays

30

Jason Heyward

Braves

31

Yasmany Tomas

Diamondbacks

32

Marcell Ozuna

Marlins

33

Brett Gardner

Yankees

34

Shin-Soo Choo

Rangers

35

Mookie Betts

Red Sox

36

Mark Trumbo

Diamondbacks

37

Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals

38

Melky Cabrera

Blue Jays

39

Kole Calhoun

Angels

40

Gregory Polanco

Pirates

41

Christian Yelich

Marlins

42

Josh Harrison

Pirates

43

Khris Davis

Brewers

44

J.D. Martinez

Tigers

45

Ben Revere

Phillies

46

Denard Span

Nationals

47

Curtis Granderson

Mets

48

Brandon Moss

Athletics

49

Oswaldo Arcia

Twins

50

Ben Zobrist

Rays

51

Carlos Beltran

Yankees

52

A.J. Pollock

Diamondbacks

53

Lorenzo Cain

Royals

54

Drew Stubbs

Rockies

55

Carl Crawford

Dodgers

56

Adam Eaton

White Sox

57

Michael Cuddyer

Rockies

58

Torii Hunter

Tigers

59

Desmond Jennings

Rays

60

Dustin Ackley

Mariners


Fantasy Rundown

If you are looking for more fantasy baseball, football or basketball articles and rankings, make sure you check out Fantasy Rundown for links to the best fantasy sites on the 'net.