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2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Top 75 Outfielders

The Fake Teams writers give you their consensus outfield rankings for 2020.

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Today I’m going to do something freeing. I’m going to simply give you our first pass at outfield rankings, fleas and all. No obsessively checking to see if there’s something too outlandish. No crazy last-minute tweaking. Just the organic, honest, top 75 outfielders for fantasy baseball in 2020. Feels good.

I always enjoy highlighting the ties, and we have a couple. Charlie Blackmon vs. Kris Bryant is fun, as I don’t see the difference in those two. You can argue Blackmon has a higher batting average floor, but Bryant is stealing more bases and everything else looks like a push (and I lean Bryant). And for clarity, I leaned Bryant before the leadoff news. But with the Cubbies already talking up Bryant’s baserunning skills, now I’m salivating. 10+ swipes could be in the works. I drafted Bryant at pick 69 in my most recent NFBC tilt. I’m loving it.

We also have a three-way tie with Oscar Mercado, Kyle Schwarber, and Franmil Reyes. While the Franimal (145.03) and Schwarber (145.28) are essentially tied per NFBC ADP, Mercado is being drafted much earlier around pick 115. As he should be, in my humble opinion. My counterparts will need to explain their hatred for Mercado this week...

Next up is Shin-Soo Choo vs. Bryan Reynolds. The old vs. the new! What a fun debate. However, per the NFBC Reynolds (187) is being drafted far more aggressively than Choo (249). Reynolds is the 50th man off the boards per NFBC, and our 50th here. Choo is the 65th man per NFBC, but our 49th. Hmmm. And I’m not arguing with it. In fact, here’s some Choo propaganda from the old timeline...

Next up, Joc Pederson vs. Mark Canha. This is another lopsided battle per NFBC, with Pederson (203) and Canha (255) being taken pretty far apart. Canha is the 68th outfielder off the NFBC boards, but we’ve got him pushed up to OF53. Me, I’m a little down on Joc and a little high on Canha...these two are pretty close for me.

Avisail Garcia (218 ADP) vs. Alex Verdugo (217 ADP) is really, really tight per NFBC. And we’ve got a tie between them here at Fake Teams. This one would be poll-worthy, but it’s a bummer than Verdugo has the STRESS FRACTURE IN HIS BACK right now. This, after a back injury cost him the end of the season last year? Currently, Mr. Verdugo is “unlikely” to be ready for Opening Day. Ya think?!? I’m surprised I only have these guys one pick apart in my rankings, as I much prefer Garcia in this pairing. I told you guys I wasn’t double-checking my work today.

Luis Arraez vs. Mitch Haniger is a battle of two guys I don’t really like. Arraez (239) and Haniger (349) are 100 picks apart per NFBC ADP. Maybe the other Fake Teamers aren’t too worried about Haniger’s health. Maybe I’m too worried about it. Anyway, time will tell. We have all week to dig in.

For now, what sticks out to you guys and gals the most? And what questions can we cover for you with regard to the outfield in 2020?

Top 75 Outfielders for 2020

RANK PLAYER TEAM AVG RANK HEATH JONATHAN GARRETT MARK
RANK PLAYER TEAM AVG RANK HEATH JONATHAN GARRETT MARK
1 Mike Trout LAA 1.00 1 1 1 1
2 Ronald Acuna Jr. ATL 2.25 2 2 2 3
3 Christian Yelich MIL 2.75 3 3 3 2
4 Cody Bellinger LAD 4.50 4 4 4 6
5 Mookie Betts LAD 4.75 5 5 5 4
6 Juan Soto WAS 5.75 6 6 6 5
7 Bryce Harper PHI 7.25 7 7 7 8
8 J.D. Martinez BOS 8.25 8 9 9 7
9 Aaron Judge NYY 8.50 9 8 8 9
10 Starling Marte ARI 10.75 10 10 12 11
11 Ketel Marte ARI 12.00 12 11 11 14
12 Austin Meadows TAM 12.50 11 12 14 13
13 Kris Bryant CHC 13.00 14 13 13 12
14 Charlie Blackmon COL 13.00 16 16 10 10
15 George Springer HOU 15.00 13 15 15 17
16 Eloy Jimenez CWS 15.25 15 14 16 16
17 Tommy Pham SD 19.00 20 17 21 18
18 Ramon Laureano OAK 19.75 18 18 23 20
19 Giancarlo Stanton NYY 20.00 17 20 17 26
20 Victor Robles WAS 21.00 21 21 22 20
21 Jorge Soler KC 21.50 22 19 20 25
22 Marcell Ozuna ATL 22.00 23 24 19 22
23 Luis Robert CWS 22.25 19 23 28 19
24 Joey Gallo TEX 23.00 24 22 18 28
25 Michael Conforto NYM 24.50 31 27 25 15
26 Jeff McNeil NYM 24.75 26 26 26 21
27 Eddie Rosario MIN 25.25 25 25 24 27
28 Michael Brantley HOU 27.50 29 29 29 23
29 Nick Castellanos CIN 29.75 30 28 27 34
30 Trey Mancini BAL 30.25 27 31 30 33
31 Whit Merrifield KC 32.25 34 33 33 29
32 Max Kepler MIN 32.75 32 30 31 38
33 Andrew Benintendi BOS 35.75 44 40 35 24
34 Oscar Mercado CLE 36.25 28 37 45 35
35 Kyle Schwarber CHC 36.25 43 36 36 30
36 Franmil Reyes CLE 36.25 48 34 32 31
37 Yasiel Puig FA 36.75 33 33 44 37
38 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. TOR 37.00 36 32 38 42
39 Kyle Tucker HOU 37.50 37 39 42 32
40 Andrew McCutchen PHI 39.25 42 35 37 43
41 J.D. Davis NYM 42.00 40 38 49 41
42 Adam Eaton WAS 42.50 45 42 39 44
43 David Dahl COL 42.75 35 41 46 49
44 Danny Santana TEX 43.00 49 42 41 40
45 Lorenzo Cain MIL 43.50 46 46 34 48
46 Garrett Hampson COL 44.25 51 44 43 39
47 Willie Calhoun TEX 46.25 47 37 40 61
48 Justin Upton LAA 47.75 52 47 47 45
49 Shin-Soo Choo TEX 48.25 50 43 48 52
50 Bryan Reynolds PIT 48.25 53 48 56 36
51 Byron Buxton MIN 49.75 39 43 55 62
52 Joc Pederson LAD 51.50 58 45 53 50
53 Mark Canha OAK 51.50 59 49 51 47
54 Scott Kingery PHI 51.75 38 51 58 60
55 Mallex Smith SEA 52.75 54 57 54 46
56 Hunter Dozier KC 54.00 41 52 60 63
57 Brian Anderson MIA 55.75 62 53 57 51
58 Avisail Garcia MIL 57.25 56 54 65 54
59 Alex Verdugo BOS 57.25 57 56 52 64
60 Hunter Renfroe TAM 59.25 67 55 62 53
61 Nick Senzel CIN 59.75 69 50 64 56
62 Austin Riley ATL 62.00 61 58 74 55
63 Aristides Aquino CIN 62.50 55 63 67 65
64 Shogo Akiyama CIN 63.50 70 59 68 57
65 A.J. Pollock LAD 64.75 79 64 50 66
66 Jon Berti MIA 65.00 71 69 61 59
67 Ryan Braun MIL 66.50 64 65 70 67
68 Jo Adell LAA 66.75 60 60 72 75
69 Nomar Mazara CWS 67.50 65 66 71 68
70 David Peralta ARI 68.50 68 68 69 69
71 Randal Grichuk TOR 69.00 80 61 63 72
72 Luis Arraez MIN 70.50 63 67 78 74
73 Mitch Haniger SEA 70.50 103 62 59 58
74 Kole Calhoun ARI 71.75 78 70 66 73
75 Austin Hays BAL 73.00 66 74 82 70