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March 4, 2010

Fantasy Beat

Combined Outfielder Rankings

by Marc Normandin

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As promised, here is a combined list of the outfielder rankings. Players are still loosely ordered within the tiers via my personal preference, so if you're that excited for someone I ranked below someone else, feel free to move them around on your personal rankings. The values for players within tiers are very, very close—that's the entire point of the exercise—and should be used contextually within your own league. If you think I'm overrating steals against power (or vice versa) and you need one or the other in your own league, ignore the stat you don't need and focus on the one you do. They do different things, but their values are close.

You can see the left, right and center field rankings individually, which will also show you my explanations for why these players are ranked where. If the rankings don't mesh up perfectly with the individual ones, there are three possible reasons for it. The first is that I moved some people around even within the individual positions, such as Adam Dunn, Josh Hamilton and Carlos Quentin. The second is that this is the Final Word on outfielders, so any internal battles regarding loosely ordering players I had were resolved in time for this to be published. The third possibility, which I'm sure will be pointed out, is that I messed up, but hopefully by including #2 I can circumvent those comments. Seriously though, "loosely ordered" is the key phrase of the day with these. Pay more attention to the tiers than the rankings within them.

	Five Stars
Player               PA   AVG/OBP/SLG    R HR RBI SB
Matt Kemp           662 .302/.354/.487  89 22  81 28
Carl Crawford       662 .298/.354/.458  91 14  72 45
Ryan Braun          684 .306/.373/.583 104 38 110 18
Grady Sizemore      678 .279/.389/.502  94 28  78 23
Justin Upton        684 .287/.372/.518  94 27  89 15


Four Stars
Player               PA   AVG/OBP/SLG    R HR RBI SB
Matt Holliday       667 .303/.391/.506  91 23 102 13
B.J. Upton          633 .279/.370/.452  83 20  69 37
Andrew McCutchen    678 .281/.363/.439  88 16  64 25
Curtis Granderson   598 .273/.358/.503  89 25  61 14
Jacoby Ellsbury     533 .301/.358/.430  78  8  47 45
Carlos Beltran      623 .278/.381/.485  82 23  84 18
Nick Markakis       684 .305/.378/.492  92 23  92  9
Hunter Pence        633 .301/.362/.513  78 25  83 12
Nelson Cruz         548 .272/.356/.525  72 29  81 14
Jay Bruce           598 .276/.347/.520  81 29  82  7
Ben Zobrist         578 .269/.380/.484  78 23  67 14
Carlos Lee          608 .307/.362/.512  70 26 106  6
Adam Lind           556 .279/.345/.494  82 29  97  2
Manny Ramirez       556 .270/.378/.452  65 18  70  1
Denard Span         678 .295/.378/.421  92  9  64 24
Shin-Soo Choo       646 .279/.388/.452  83 16  78 14
Andre Ethier        646 .283/.366/.487  77 24  85  4
Bobby Abreu         623 .279/.377/.446  82 17  76 16
Jayson Werth        614 .269/.377/.487  84 28  84 15
Ichiro Suzuki       662 .319/.364/.415  78  8  48 21
Shane Victorino     582 .296/.360/.458  83 12  52 21
Nate McLouth        662 .277/.370/.479 102 23  80 23
Adam Jones          623 .295/.350/.509  93 24  85 14
Nyjer Morgan        598 .288/.347/.381  73  4  40 34
Michael Bourn       678 .276/.346/.390  95  7  38 47
Dexter Fowler       598 .283/.382/.444  82  8  49 23
Torii Hunter        556 .283/.351/.494  72 24  75 16
Adam Dunn           630 .246/.384/.487  75 31  90  2
Travis Snider       553 .251/.333/.457  68 22  64  3
Jason Bay           630 .258/.372/.471  88 26  89  9
Josh Hamilton       567 .294/.366/.532  77 27  91  7
Carlos Quentin      570 .273/.378/.519  84 30  90  4
Rajai Davis         551 .284/.341/.415  68  7  51 41

Three Stars
Player               PA   AVG/OBP/SLG    R HR RBI SB
Carlos Gonzalez     428 .280/.340/.475  69 16  69 14
Franklin Gutierrez  582 .276/.338/.457  82 21  70 14
Corey Hart          563 .274/.339/.476  68 20  71 16
Alex Rios           650 .275/.333/.456  80 20  69 18
Brad Hawpe          614 .274/.378/.491  77 24  87  1
J.D. Drew           457 .258/.380/.451  65 15  52  2
Jason Kubel         603 .282/.357/.488  72 23  88  2
Nick Swisher        571 .252/.381/.462  76 23  70  2
Michael Cuddyer     565 .274/.349/.467  74 20  71  5
Ryan Ludwick        578 .270/.346/.479  72 24  92  3
Cody Ross           573 .277/.344/.502  68 25  82  5
Josh Willingham     542 .256/.369/.460  65 20  68  4
Kyle Blanks         542 .258/.346/.443  69 21  79  2
Seth Smith          438 .278/.370/.469  55 13  56  6
Mike Cameron        499 .257/.351/.465  61 19  59  8
Cameron Maybin      662 .277/.370/.479 102 23  80 23
Brett Gardner       453 .272/.364/.384  78  6  38 38
Lastings Milledge   607 .278/.344/.422  66 16  62 18
Coco Crisp          467 .267/.355/.405  62  8  44 20
Nolan Reimold       528 .273/.350/.492  63 24  65  8
Juan Rivera         492 .280/.328/.465  53 19  68  2
Alfonso Soriano     492 .269/.333/.471  59 19  53  8
Chris Coghlan       638 .288/.374/.436  79 12  71 15
Juan Pierre         559 .294/.343/.382  69  4  38 34
Johnny Damon        545 .278/.362/.440  73 15  55 12
Conor Jackson       545 .283/.374/.441  71 14  70  9
Luke Scott          542 .263/.347/.473  62 24  73  1
Chris Young         582 .251/.338/.468  76 21  63 14
Daniel Murphy       542 .281/.340/.457  60 15  71  5
Raul Ibanez         528 .278/.351/.468  61 18  72  1
Julio Borbon        598 .286/.340/.399  75  9  46 28
Milton Bradley      438 .275/.395/.454  56 15  52  3
Scott Hairston      422 .255/.314/.453  49 17  51  7 
Jack Cust           556 .238/.379/.469  70 27  71  2
David DeJesus       662 .282/.356/.423  82 12  68  7
Colby Rasmus        662 .253/.333/.434  89 23  65 10

Two Stars
Player               PA   AVG/OBP/SLG    R HR RBI SB
Chase Headley       630 .268/.353/.438  67 17  69  7
Rick Ankiel         519 .255/.314/.456  68 22  69  4
Jeff Francoeur      598 .280/.326/.435  68 15  78  4
Elijah Dukes        563 .249/.362/.435  63 17  67 12
Matt Joyce          366 .244/.331/.447  43 14  44  5
Marlon Byrd         578 .288/.355/.441  64 14  71  6
Drew Stubbs         638 .237/.320/.360  72 10  45 28
Ryan Church         507 .271/.349/.414  55 12  61  5
Carlos Guillen      513 .270/.367/.450  63 16  63  4
Mark DeRosa         511 .272/.353/.446  70 15  65  2
Ryan Raburn         471 .269/.348/.486  69 20  64  7
Melky Cabrera       480 .273/.341/.404  50 10  53  9
Magglio Ordonez     608 .303/.376/.476  70 19  84  2
Skip Schumacher     638 .287/.349/.401  76  9  50  4
Delmon Young        528 .300/.330/.444  63 15  70  7
Ty Wigginton        354 .281/.338/.487  39 16  39  2
Nate Schierholtz    411 .287/.330/.473  48 11  46  6
Will Venable        548 .243/.312/.385  54 13  54  6
Allen Craig         373 .264/.323/.440  44 13  44  1
Chris Dickerson     433 .251/.355/.420  48 11  38 12
Matt Diaz           433 .288/.352/.424  43  9  47  8
Jeremy Hermida      373 .271/.356/.456  46 13  41  4
David Murphy        394 .278/.353/.461  47 12  48  5
Xavier Nady         334 .285/.348/.480  39 13  43  1
Jason Heyward       366 .271/.345/.447  47 10  38  5
Garrett Jones       564 .252/.320/.439  64 21  71  8
Ryan Sweeney        530 .286/.354/.424  63 11  55  7
Vernon Wells        623 .262/.320/.429  76 19  70 11
Austin Jackson      638 .262/.321/.404  70 12  60 17
Aaron Rowand        598 .277/.343/.442  68 18  66  2
Carlos Gomez        566 .257/.315/.385  71  9  50 29
Kosuke Fukudome     539 .260/.383/.394  69  9  47  6
Tony Gwynn          378 .262/.336/.345  47  2  21 11
Jordan Schafer      214 .236/.316/.391  21  4  16  4

One Star
Player               PA   AVG/OBP/SLG    R HR RBI SB
Jose Bautista       598 .250/.352/.435  72 20  63  5
Felix Pie           333 .270/.326/.445  46 10  42  5
Erik Hinske         464 .239/.344/.419  54 14  50  7
Mark Teahen         548 .266/.332/.408  62 12  49  6
Gerardo Parra       338 .281/.337/.413  37  5  35  6
Ryan Spilborghs     292 .273/.359/.430  41  6  34  5
Michael Brantley    308 .277/.347/.367  46  4  33 18
Scott Podsednik     479 .275/.337/.381  54  5  36 14
Emilio Bonifacio    395 .262/.320/.345  48  2  25 14
Wladimir Balentien  300 .256/.335/.467  35 13  38  3
Micah Hoffpauir     282 .272/.321/.452  32 10  42  2


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