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Fantasy Baseball 2015: Top 100 Outfielder Rankings

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Ray updates his Top 100 Outfielder rankings for 2015, leaving new Padre Matt Kemp in the top 10. Check out the new entrants in the top 20.

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We have seen several outfielders change teams since I last published my Top 80 Outfielder Rankings back on December 3rd, including:

  • Matt Kemp, Justin Upton and Wil Myers all being traded to the Padres,
  • Hanley Ramirez signing with the Red Sox,
  • Nelson Cruz signing with the Mariners,
  • Steven Souza moving to the Rays,
  • Melky Cabrera signing with the White Sox,
  • Marlon Byrd dealt to the Reds

There were other moves I didn't list, but they were some of the more significant moves of the offseason to date. Here are some quick thoughts on some of the players moving in my rankings:

Hanley Ramirez, Red Sox

Yes, Hanley will be moving to the outfield in Boston and I am ranking him in my top 12 outfielders for 2015 as he is one of the best hitters in the game when healthy. He moves from a very good Dodgers lineup to an equally good Red Sox lineup. I see a 20+ home run, 80+ RBIm .290 batting average from Hanley this season, with upside to the RBI total if he can stay healthy for 130+ games. I imagine that is what the Red Sox are thinking by moving him to the outfield.

I know Hanley won't be eligible in the outfield on draft day, but am sure I will be asked where I will rank him since he slated to play there.

George Springer, Astros

Could he put up a 30+ home run, 20+ stolen base season in 2015? Yes, I think he can, and he has some upside to those numbers. There is risk in rankings Springer as my #9 outfielder, as he has a problem making contact, whiffing at a 30%+ rate, but when he makes contact, it is usually hard contact.  He hit 20 home runs in less than 80 games in 2014, so 30 home runs is certainly within his reach.

Bryce Harper, Nationals

When does Harper finally break out? 2015? He is so young, he still has a few more years of playing time in MLB before we can label him a bust. If you want to draft him this season, you will have to grab him in the late second, early third round based on his potential to hit 25+ home runs, and drive in 80+ runs.

Mookie Betts, Red Sox

Some depth charts don't list Betts as the Red Sox center fielder….yet……but he will be. You can count on it. You can also count on him being the Red Sox leadoff hitter. I ranked him as my 29th ranked outfielder for the upcoming season, as he has the bat to put up double digits home runs, a solid batting average, 25-35 stolen bases, a .280+ batting average and plenty of runs scored hitting atop the Sox lineup.

Joc Pederson, Dodgers

I ranked Pederson as my #66 fantasy outfielder for 2015, as he should be the Dodgers starting center fielder. He is coming off a 30 home run, 30 stolen base season in AAA last year, so there's no question he has talent. Like most rookie hitters, he comes with risk, and the risk he brings in inexperience and he strikes out a bit. Then again, most power hitters do.

Let's take a look at my updated Top 100 Outfielder Rankings and let me know if you have any questions with any of the rankings.

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

Padres

8

Ryan Braun

Brewers

9

George Springer

Astros

10

Justin Upton

Padres

11

Bryce Harper

Nationals

12

Hanley Ramirez

Red Sox

13

Michael Brantley

Indians

14

Hunter Pence

Giants

15

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers

16

Matt Holliday

Cardinals

17

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies

18

Starling Marte

Pirates

19

Charlie Blackmon

Rockies

20

Corey Dickerson

Rockies

21

Jacoby Ellsbury

Yankees

22

Nelson Cruz

Mariners

23

Alex Gordon

Royals

24

Yoenis Cespedes

Tigers

25

Billy Hamilton

Reds

26

Shin-Soo Choo

Rangers

27

Jay Bruce

Reds

28

Jayson Werth

Nationals

29

Mookie Betts

Red Sox

30

Jorge Soler

Cubs

31

Jason Heyward

Cardinals

32

Brett Gardner

Yankees

33

Marcell Ozuna

Marlins

34

Christian Yelich

Marlins

35

Mark Trumbo

Diamondbacks

36

Wil Myers

Padres

37

Ryan Zimmerman

Nationals

38

Gregory Polanco

Pirates

39

Melky Cabrera

Blue Jays

40

Marlon Byrd

Reds

41

Kole Calhoun

Angels

42

Yasmany Tomas

Diamondbacks

43

Khris Davis

Brewers

44

Josh Harrison

Pirates

45

Rusney Castillo

Red Sox

46

J.D. Martinez

Tigers

47

Oswaldo Arcia

Twins

48

A.J. Pollock

Diamondbacks

49

Curtis Granderson

Mets

50

Carl Crawford

Dodgers

51

Ben Revere

Phillies

52

Ben Zobrist

Rays

53

Brandon Moss

Indians

54

Lorenzo Cain

Royals

55

Denard Span

Nationals

56

Carlos Beltran

Yankees

57

Drew Stubbs

Rockies

58

Adam Eaton

White Sox

59

Michael Cuddyer

Mets

60

Josh Hamilton

Angels

61

Michael Saunders

Blue Jays

62

Shane Victorino

Red Sox

63

Steven Souza

Rays

64

Desmond Jennings

Rays

65

Dustin Ackley

Mariners

66

Joc Pederson

Dodgers

67

Arismendy Alcantara

Cubs

68

Danny Santana

Twins

69

Leonys Martin

Rangers

70

Austin Jackson

Mariners

71

Dexter Fowler

Astros

72

Allen Craig

Red Sox

73

Seth Smith

Mariners

74

Steve Pearce

Orioles

75

Torii Hunter

Twins

76

Jon Jay

Cardinals

77

Nick Markakis

Braves

78

Evan Gattis

Braves

79

Domonic Brown

Phillies

80

Coco Crisp

Athletics

81

Alex Rios

Royals

82

Josh Reddick

Athletics

83

Angel Pagan

Giants

84

Rajai Davis

Tigers

85

Alejandro De Aza

Orioles

86

Michael Morse

Marlins

87

Jarrod Dyson

Royals

88

Nori Aoki

Royals

89

Colby Rasmus

Blue Jays

90

Darin Ruf

Phillies

91

Matt Joyce

Angels

92

Avisail Garcia

White Sox

93

B.J. Upton

Braves

94

Dalton Pompey

Blue Jays

95

Jordan Schafer

Twins

96

Michael Bourn

Indians

97

Robbie Grossman

Astros

98

Jake Marisnick

Astros

99

Ender Inciarte

Diamondbacks

100

Juan Lagares

Mets


Other 2015 Rankings

If you are looking for my other 2015 position rankings, check out the links below:

Top 30 Catchers for 2015

Top 30 First Baseman for 2015

Top 30 Second Baseman for 2015

Top 30 Shortstops for 2015

Top 30 Third Baseman for 2015

Top 100 Starting Pitchers for 2015

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