We're a full month into the minor league season now, and with that in mind, let's take a look at how some of our top outfield fantasy prospects have performed so far. First up are some of the outfield prospects from the National League East. All rankings referenced are from our preseason top 40 fantasy outfield prospects list.
#4 - Victor Robles, Nationals
Robles is making his full season debut this year with Low-A Hagerstown, and he has picked up right where left off last year. He's hitting .346/.441/.514 in 29 games with three home runs, 12 stolen bases, and a league-leading 29 runs scored. There is a very distinct possibility that Robles will be the #1 overall fantasy outfield prospect by the end of the year with the graduations of Byron Buxton and Nomar Mazara.
#6 - Nick Williams, Phillies
Williams has consistently been on the Buy and Hold so far this year, and given how the outfielders currently in the majors have been hitting, will likely remain on the list for the foreseeable future. With that said, Williams has been providing a fairly empty batting average so far at AAA Lehigh Valley, hitting .280 with a .709 OPS and two home runs so far.
#20 - Cornelius Randolph, Phillies
Randolph was starting to heat up last month, hitting .455 over his last seven games before being placed on the disabled list with a sore shoulder effective April 22nd.
#25 - Mallex Smith, Braves
The early injury to Ender Inciarte gave Smith his first opportunity in the majors, and so far he's hitting just .228 with 4 steals in 23 games. Inciarte returned from the disabled list over the weekend, and so far it appears that Smith will stay in the lineup. He's hit better of late, going 6 for 19 in his last seven games with a home run and two steals.
#28 - Brandon Nimmo, Mets
Nimmo seems destined to spend the majority of the season at AAA Las Vegas, given the outfield depth at the major league level for the Mets right now. So far the performance there has been underwhelming, posting a .683 OPS through 26 games.