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06-01

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19

Updating the Tiers: Outfield
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Bret Sayre

05-17

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The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer
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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

02-15

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4

State of the Position: Outfield
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Mike Gianella

12-28

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Best of BP 2015: Shifting Shifts to the Outfield
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Chris Mosch

08-07

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6

Ducks on the Pond: Shifting Expectations
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Chris Mosch

07-15

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Beating the Shift
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Chris Mosch

02-20

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20

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

02-19

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21

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders
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Craig Goldstein

11-25

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38

Baseball Therapy: The Corner-Outfield Inefficiency
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Russell A. Carleton

03-20

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Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Outfielders
by
Derek Carty

02-15

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26

Prospects Will Break Your Heart: What Could Go Wrong in 2012: Minnesota Twins
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Jason Parks

02-03

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35

Future Shock: Giants Top 11 Prospects
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Kevin Goldstein

09-01

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The BP Broadside: Heyward You Show the Braves the Way to the Playoffs?
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Steven Goldman

04-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Return of the Up-the-Middlemen
by
Jay Jaffe

12-16

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15

Ahead in the Count: Home Runs, Fly Balls, and Popups
by
Matt Swartz

09-17

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Ahead in the Count: High BABIPs and True Skill Level
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Matt Swartz

07-21

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38

Transaction Action: ALtruisms
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Christina Kahrl

04-07

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

03-31

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6

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
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Rob McQuown

03-25

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26

Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 3
by
Matt Swartz

03-24

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33

Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 2
by
Matt Swartz

03-23

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26

Ahead in the Count: Predicting BABIP, Part 1
by
Matt Swartz

03-17

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Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: Outfield
by
Rob McQuown

03-01

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10

Camp Battles: NL West
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Christina Kahrl

02-16

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18

Camp Battles: AL East
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Christina Kahrl

09-15

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Ahead in the Count: The BABIP Superstars
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Matt Swartz

04-16

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20

Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: Senior Circuit Shuffling
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Christina Kahrl

02-12

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Wait 'Til Next Year: College Knowledge
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Bryan Smith

05-08

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Transaction Analysis: A Wee Quartet
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Christina Kahrl

04-02

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Transaction Analysis: NL East Rosters Review
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Christina Kahrl

02-21

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Schrodinger's Bat: Flashing Leather Down on the Farm
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Dan Fox

02-14

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Schrodinger's Bat: Wrapping it Up
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Dan Fox

01-08

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Transaction Analysis: Breaking in the New Year
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Christina Kahrl

08-08

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Player Profile: Kelly Johnson
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Marc Normandin

07-16

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Transaction Analysis: National League Roundup
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Christina Kahrl

06-12

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Transaction Analysis: National League Moves
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Easts
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Christina Kahrl

04-03

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Transaction of the Day: Roster Reviews of the Wests
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Christina Kahrl

04-26

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Transaction Analysis: April 21-25
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-15

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Transaction Analysis: July 8-14
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Christina Kahrl

06-23

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You Could Look It Up: Infinity Edition #4
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Steven Goldman

06-16

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Transaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

04-12

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Transaction Analysis: March 29-April 4, 2005
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Christina Kahrl

07-21

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Transaction Analysis: July 15-19
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Christina Kahrl

06-21

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Prospectus Today: Petco Party
by
Joe Sheehan

08-27

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Transaction Analysis: August 19-24
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Christina Kahrl

07-25

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Transaction Analysis: July 7-20
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Christina Kahrl

04-24

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Breaking Balls: Impact of Outfield Defense
by
Derek Zumsteg

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June 1, 2017 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Outfield

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Bret Sayre

J.D. Martinez got off to a late start, but is traveling five star from here to 162. Mike Trout, out for a while, must make more pedestrian accomodations.

Welcome to Baseball Prospectus in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did before Opening Day, players at each position will be divided into five tiers, represented by a “star” rating. In addition, unlike with the preseason “star” ratings, these lists can also be viewed as a straight ranking.

If you are wondering why a specific player isn’t listed, please note that in many cases players in the one-star tier and players who are not ranked are interchangeable.

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May 17, 2017 6:00 am

The Call-Up: Bradley Zimmer

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Erich Rothmann and George Bissell

A top prospect, Zimmer has a power-speed combo that has become increasingly rare in fantasy, and because of Cleveland's injury troubles in the outfield, is getting a chance to contribute now. What can we expect?

The Situation: The Indians outfield is in dire need of help due to the injuries to Abraham Almonte, Brandon Guyer and Austin Jackson. Also, while Michael Brantley has hit fairly well so far, his playing time is being managed cautiously given his recent injury history. They have addressed this situation by calling up Zimmer, one of their top prospects (No. 3 in our 2017 Indians organizational ranking).

Background: Cleveland selected Zimmer 21st overall in the 2014 amateur draft, and the start of his first full pro season could not have gone much better. After he slashed .308/.403/.493, hit 10 homers, and stole 32 bases in 335 plate appearances for High-A Lynchburg, he was named to the Carolina League All-Star team and participated in the Futures Game. However, he struggled with Double-A Akron in the second half of the season, in large part because he tried to play with a hairline fracture in his right foot. The 24-year-old’s stock fell in 2016 after striking out 115 times in just 407 plate appearances with Akron, and 56 times in 150 plate appearances for Triple-A Columbus. Zimmer got off to a better start with Columbus before his promotion, as he slashed .294/.371/.532, along with five homers, nine stolen bases, and “only” 43 strikeouts through 144 plate appearances.

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February 15, 2016 6:00 am

State of the Position: Outfield

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Mike Gianella

The 30,000-foot-high view of the options available to roam your fantasy pastures.

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The next wave of defensive positioning is here, as the Astros are placing their outfielders in more extreme locations than we've seen in the past.

With the year winding to a close, Baseball Prospectus is revisiting some of our favorite articles of the year. This was originally published on July 15, 2015.

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August 7, 2015 6:00 am

Ducks on the Pond: Shifting Expectations

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Chris Mosch

Who are some good candidates for outfield shifts, and are teams shifting against them?

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July 15, 2015 6:00 am

Beating the Shift

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Chris Mosch

The next wave of defensive positioning is here, as the Astros are placing their outfielders in more extreme locations than we've seen in the past.

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February 20, 2014 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 120 Outfielders

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Bret Sayre

A look at how the position stacks up for the long haul.

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February 19, 2014 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders

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Craig Goldstein

A look at how this position stacks up between now and 2016.

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Are teams passing up an advantage by not telling their corner outfielders to trade places based on the batter?

On Friday’s episode of Effectively Wild, listener Matt Trueblood emailed the show to ask Ben and Sam a fascinating question. Why is it that teams do not have their left and right fielders switch places more often, particularly if one of them is a better fielder than the other? We know that some players like to pull the ball, while others like to hit to the opposite field. Why not put the better fielder in the place where it’s more likely that the ball will be hit? It’s a fascinating question because there is no rule that prohibits it from happening. In the era of the infield shift, why hasn’t anyone tried this?

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March 20, 2012 3:00 am

Resident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Outfielders

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Derek Carty

Who should be manning the outfield slots on your fantasy team?

These are the National League outfielder rankings for 2012. Check out our previous closer, AL starting pitchers, NL starting pitchers, catcher, first base, second base, third base, and shortstop installments.

As a reminder, five-star players are generally going to be your star-level producers that will be selected within the first couple of rounds, usually worth upward of $30. Four-star players are the next step down, worth more than $20. Three stars are worth more than $10, two stars will be in the single digits, and one star will be roster-filler and late-round fliers. Of course, this is just a general guideline. While the rankings will generally follow PECOTA, I will deviate when I feel strongly that a player will over or underperform his PECOTA projection.

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After a miserable 2011 at the major-league level, will Minnesota at least see some happiness on the farm?

Prospect #1: 3B Miguel Sano
Background with Player: Industry sources
Who: Sano, who has soul-crushing power from the right-side, stands in very elite company when it comes to his raw slugging ability; scouts line up to throw 80s of the future of the tool. Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2009 for a robust $3.15 million, Sano might only have a short-season résumé, but the 18-year-old should be considered one of the top offensive prospects in the game.

In the field, Sano has very little chance of sticking on the left side of the infield. He has good athleticism for his present size and a strong arm, but the teenager is already a very large man and all signs point to him getter even larger during the maturation process. This will push his glove to right field or first base, though he has enough offensive potential to have value regardless of where or how he plays on the field.



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The future of the Giants' farm system will largely depend upon the team's most recent draft.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

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