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05-24

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10

Updating the Tiers: Outfielders
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Bret Sayre

02-23

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8

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 26-125
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Bret Sayre

02-23

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10

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-22

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13

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Gregory Polanco vs. Christian Yelich
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J.J. Jansons

02-19

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8

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part Two: 41-100
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Greg Wellemeyer

02-18

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders, Part One
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Scooter Hotz

02-18

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2017 and Beyond
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Ben Carsley

02-17

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders
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Mike Gianella

02-17

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Welcome to Splitsville: Outfield
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Dan Strafford

02-17

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7

The Adjuster: Outfielders
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Wilson Karaman

02-17

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7

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 31-75
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J.P. Breen

02-16

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Tale of the Tape: Carlos Gomez vs. Justin Upton
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Matt Collins

02-16

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13

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part One: 1-30
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J.P. Breen

02-16

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3

Early ADP Analysis: Outfielders
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George Bissell

02-15

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Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-24

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Player Profile: Coco Crisp
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Matt Collins

02-17

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5

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 125 Outfielders
by
Bret Sayre

02-17

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The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders
by
Nick Shlain

02-13

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9

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Nomar Mazara vs. Raimel Tapia
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J.P. Breen

02-13

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7

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders
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Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss

02-13

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19

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-12

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6

The Adjuster: Outfielders
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Wilson Karaman

02-12

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The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders
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Keith Cromer

02-12

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6

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (41-90)
by
Craig Goldstein

02-11

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Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders (1-40)
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Craig Goldstein and Jeff Quinton

02-11

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5

Tale of the Tape: A.J. Pollock vs. Alex Rios
by
Matt Collins

02-11

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8

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders 31-60
by
Nick Shlain

02-11

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21

Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2016 and Beyond
by
Ben Carsley

02-11

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12

Fantasy Infographic: Outfield
by
Mauricio Rubio

02-10

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Tale of the Tape: Shin-Soo Choo vs. Yoenis Cespedes
by
Ben Carsley

02-10

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Get to Know: Outfield Prospects for 2015
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Craig Goldstein

02-10

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15

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Top 30 Outfielders
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J.P. Breen

02-09

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13

State of the Position: Outfield
by
Mike Gianella

02-09

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5

Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

09-18

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2

They Hold No Quarter: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

03-24

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Fantasy Freestyle: Two Deep-League Lessons From the Preseason
by
Ben Carsley

02-21

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Graphical Fantasy Rankings: Outfielders
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Mauricio Rubio

02-21

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20

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

02-21

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7

TTO Scoresheet Podcast: Outfielders
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-20

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Tale of the Tape: Yoenis Cespedes vs. Wil Myers
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Wilson Karaman

02-18

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3

State of the Position: Outfielders
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Paul Sporer

02-18

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders
by
Mike Gianella

02-17

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13

Fantasy Players to Target: Outfielders
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BP Fantasy Staff

07-18

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Mid-Season Outliers
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Baseball Prospectus

03-25

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Fantasy Tiered Rankings: National League Outfielders
by
Mike Gianella

03-01

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Pre-Season Positional Rankings: Top 50 Fantasy Outfielders, Part Two: 26-50
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Mike Gianella, Josh Shepardson and Paul Singman

03-22

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18

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

02-20

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5

Bizball: Inside the 2012 Salary Arbitration Class
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Maury Brown

11-22

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30

Spinning Yarn: How Does Quality of Contact Relate to BABIP?
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Mike Fast

09-01

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

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May 24, 2016 6:00 am

Updating the Tiers: Outfielders

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Bret Sayre

Bryce Harper is inching closer, but Mike Trout retains the top spot as we take another look at the pasture-minders.

Welcome, to Baseball Prospectus’ first (or at least first time in a long time) in-season rankings update to our preseason positional tiers article. As we did during the preseason, 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.

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February 23, 2016 6:00 am

Dynasty League Positional Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 26-125

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Bret Sayre

Continuing the series with the next 100 outfielders stacked based on their long-term fantasy value.

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February 23, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Players to Avoid: Outfielders

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BP Fantasy Staff

You might want to let someone else draft or buy these players in your leagues this spring.

With so many bargains out there in the outfield on Draft Day, you don’t want to get stuck with a lemon. Here are some outfielders to avoid in your fantasy drafts or auctions, as selected by our fantasy staff at Baseball Prospectus.

Rusney Castillo, Red Sox
I get wanting to gamble on Castillo. He has the natural speed and power to serve as a 15-homer, 20-steal threat, and he plays in a great home ballpark as part of a good lineup. It’s all there for Castillo... except it’s really not. The 28-year-old has killed more worms in 329 professional PA than millions of allegorical early birds combined, generating a not-so-nice 63.9 GB% in his stateside career. Castillo can’t hit righties (.189 TAv), is a TOOTBLAN waiting to happen every time he reaches base (4 SB, 5 CS in 2015), and walked at just a 4.5 percent clip last year. He deserves a longer leash than most players his age thanks to his unique circumstances, but there are no real signs pointing to a breakout other than solid but unspectacular Triple-A numbers. Castillo is currently the no. 65 outfielder drafted according to FantasyPros.com ADP, going before Kevin Kiermaier, Denard Span, and Marcell Ozuna, among others. Do better, mock drafters. There is some upside here because of the tools, but Castillo’s floor is probably lower than you think. —Ben Carsley


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February 22, 2016 10:56 am

Tale of the Tape, Dynasty Edition: Gregory Polanco vs. Christian Yelich

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J.J. Jansons

Which of these young'uns is the better bet to solidify your fantasy outfield for the long haul?

Just as Greg Wellemeyer did in looking at two catcher prospects, second basemen, and shortstops, I'm back to offer an in-depth look at a pair of outfielders as a companion to Bret Sayre's dynasty-focused look at the position, in the same format as I did in looking at our first-base matchup of Trey Mancini vs. Bobby Bradley and our third-base matchup of Rafael Devers vs. Ryan McMahon. We hope that you're enjoying the series, as it's aimed at helping dynasty league owners in the decision making process that quite often occurs when trying to differentiate between two players, whether it be during draft time or trade talks.

Today, we take a look at two outfielders, both entering their age-24 seasons, who feature prominently in Bret's Dynasty League Rankings and have yet to fulfill the monster expectations of dynasty owners to this point in their brief major league duty, particularly in the power department.

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February 19, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Three-Year Projections: Outfielders, Part Two: 41-100

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Greg Wellemeyer

Rounding out our outfield rankings based on anticipated production through the end of the 2018 season.

No need to waste words on an intro. I did that yesterday, along with my ranking of the top 40 outfielders. Let’s ramble our way to the century mark.

41. Kevin Pillar
42. Delino DeShields
43. Ender Inciarte
44. Billy Burns




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February 18, 2016 11:02 am

The -Only League Landscape: National League Outfielders, Part One

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Scooter Hotz

The first in a two-part series examining the senior-circuit outfield menu for 2016.

The –Only League Landscape for National League outfielders will be split into two parts. This is the first of the two. In this article, I will focus on the deeper end of the pool: the expensive players, the reliable double-digit earners, and the potential values among the well-known players. In Part 2, which will be published tomorrow, I will focus on the less-expensive players, the players to target in the endgame, and the prospects who could make an impact this year.

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A peek into the more-distant future contributors on the fantasy pastures.

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February 17, 2016 6:00 am

The -Only League Landscape: American League Outfielders

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Mike Gianella

Examining the menu of outfield options in junior-circuit leagues.

There is profit to be had in AL-only outfields, but not as much as you would think if you only played in mixed league formats. In 2015, outfielders purchased in AL-only auctions cost $783 and earned $811. Profit or loss aside, outfield is where a big chunk of your value is going to come from in AL-only. Seventeen of the 42 players who earned $20 or more in 2015 were outfielders, which is consistent with 2014, when 38 players earned $20 or more and 17 of them were outfielders. Justin Upton is the big import from the National League, while Ben Revere’s short lived tenure in Toronto came to an end this winter. More than at any other position, it is worth leaving at least one slot open in the endgame. Twenty-one AL outfielders cost $3 or less last year; they earned $125 combined and returned a $99 profit to their fantasy squads.

Last year’s top three AL outfielders were as diverse a group in terms of expectations as you could get. Lorenzo Cain, Mike Trout, and Nelson Cruz led the way, with both Cain and Trout putting up $35 seasons while Cruz lagged slightly behind at $32. Only Trout is being treated like an elite player in NFBC drafts, going as the #1 overall pick. Cruz is being drafted 45th overall, while Cain is sliding all the way back to 52nd. To be sure, Trout is by far the safest bet of the trio, but the built in discounts for Cruz’s age and Cain’s speed do seem fairly excessive.

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February 17, 2016 6:00 am

Welcome to Splitsville: Outfield

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Dan Strafford

Examining outfielders whose dominance with the platoon advantage at hand could prove valuable in daily fantasy and daily-transaction formats.

Last week, in our small, quaint town of Splitsville, USA, we broke down the power splits of shortstops. Typical names scattered across the position, but we were also presented with the fact that the best, young bats at the position have very limited sample sizes against both lefties and righties. As you get ready for drafts and daily fantasy, it is important to weigh things like splits and career stats within the context of others at the position.

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February 17, 2016 6:00 am

The Adjuster: Outfielders

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Wilson Karaman

A look at the outfielders who see their values rise and fall in OBP and points formats.

We served the meat back when we talked about first basemen a few weeks ago, the dressed it up with some creamed spinach when we talked about the hot corner, and now we come with the potatoes. The importance of a good and deep outfield shouldn’t be a mystery to anybody, but it was certainly underscored in a bounce-back year for offense last season. In addition to remaining the place to go to grab the bulk of your steals, OF also produced both the third-highest slugging percentage and ratio of homeruns per plate appearance off the six positional groups. As you might imagine the field is fairly stratified, with specialists and well-rounded types aplenty, and those differences tug the position’s overall value production in different directions. But on balance this is an extremely important position to fill with quality, and given the scope of the field there are some significant and wild swings of value in the jump from standard formats to OBP and points leagues.

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February 17, 2016 6:00 am

Fantasy Tiered Rankings: Outfielders, Part Two: 31-75

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J.P. Breen

Rounding out our rankings of the fantasy-relevant players who'll patrol the pastures this year.

On Tuesday, I unveiled the top-30 fantasy outfielders via our famed tiered-ranking system. That project continues today, as we move to no. 31-75. The outfield position is notoriously difficult to grasp at the lower levels. Too many players exist to construct such a deep ranking with pristine accuracy. There are always players one would like to include—such as Max Kepler and Aaron Altherr—but it’s imprudent to simply stuff the top 75 with upside plays. It needs uninspiring guys, too.

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February 16, 2016 6:00 am

Tale of the Tape: Carlos Gomez vs. Justin Upton

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Matt Collins

Both players have changed uniforms since the trade deadline, but which is the better fantasy bet in 2016?

It’s outfield time for the fantasy team, and this year’s field is an interesting group. There is a lot of talent at the position this year, as with almost every year, but a clear drop off comes after the top twenty or so. In today’s edition of the Tale of the Tape, we’ll be looking at a couple of in-their-prime outfielders who will be in their first spring training with their respective clubs. Neither are the cream of the crop at their position, but they’re very solid and are being drafted as high-end OF2s. It’s Justin Upton vs. Carlos Gomez.

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