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In case you missed the infield positions or the first part of the outfield list, let’s get you caught up:

With that out of the way, it’s time to order another 60 outfielders. If you’ve been following along or you’re familiar with this exercise from years past, you know that these rankings function best as something like a cross between keeper preferences and dynasty rankings for those whose window of contention is open in the immediate future. It’s important to state that these rankings are mine alone. They no doubt vary from the opinions of other writers on this site and that’s okay. Good, even. This wouldn’t be much fun if we all thought the same thing about every player and couldn’t learn from each other in the cases where we diverge.

Off we go:

41. Marcell Ozuna, Miami Marlins

42. Michael Conforto, New York Mets

43. Domingo Santana, Milwaukee Brewers

44. Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins

Ozuna was on his way to a full-on breakout when things fell apart in midsummer and is currently the leading candidate for “how is this guy still in his 20s” on the 2020 list. He’ll be solid in the meantime even the leap never comes. God only knows what the Mets are doing with Conforto. As if there was any doubt he belongs in the majors, Conforto hit .422 with nine bombs in 33 Triple-A games. Santana could take a step forward if he can keep the strikeouts in check. He was a few percentage points better than his career average after he returned from injury last August. That might be all it takes for the power to play up. Kepler surprised in his debut, including a nine game stretch where he had three multi-HR games. It’ll be interesting to see if he runs more, or if the 18 bases he stole at Double-A two seasons ago was simply exploitation of minor league batteries.

45. Dexter Fowler, St. Louis Cardinals

46. Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels

47. Carlos Gomez, Texas Rangers

Fowler and Calhoun are perfectly adequate veterans who should have several years of compiling left. Exicting, huh? Gomez slashed .284/.362/.543 with eight homers and five steals in just 33 games once he joined the Rangers, half of which he hit lead off. That has people justifiably excited. I’m not quite ready to throw away the Houston tenure, recognizing that means I probably won’t have any shares.

48. Manuel Margot, San Diego Padres

49. Ender Inciarte, Atlanta Braves

50. Keon Broxton, Milwaukee Brewers

51. Jarrod Dyson, Seattle Mariners

52. Travis Jankowski, San Diego Padres

Margot should hit atop the Padres lineup and be good for 20 steals right out of the gate. The average will be there eventually. Inciarte is the older, more proven version of Margot. Broxton has a speed-power combo that makes it easy to dream. That strikeout rate, though. His batting average is gonna be brutal. PECOTA has Dyson projected for 60 steals, which, no. Jankowski rounds out this group of rabbits. Playing time in the San Diego grass is tough to figure, but Jankowski only needed 383 plate appearances to steal 30 bases last season. As Dyson has proven over the past five seasons, high-volume steals from part-time players are plenty worthy of an OF5 investment.

53. Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds

54. Melky Cabrera, Chicago White Sox

55. Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants

56. Jay Bruce, New York Mets

Duvall and Bruce could each make another run at 30 homers, just be prepared for a batting average in the .230s if you sign up. Melky’s as boring as it gets, yet somehow at the end of the year you look up and he’s flirted with .300 again and compiled 140 R+RBI. Pence has only played in 158 games over the past two seasons. Expect solid production when he’s in there and at least one trip to the DL.

57. Austin Meadows, Pittsburgh Pirates

58. Hunter Renfroe, San Diego Padres

59. Jorge Soler, Kansas City Royals

60. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

If you read the first part of the rankings, you might remember the section of young players in the 15-20 range. I fully expect Meadows to be there next year. He does everything well, all he needs is an opening. It’s a plus for his long-term development that Pittsburgh hasn’t created one yet. Meadows could use more reps at the upper levels as he tries to complete a healthy season, something he’s only done once in the last three years. I’m not as high on Renfroe’s ability to hit major league pitching as some others, but there’s no denying the raw power. I feel similarly about Soler as I do Puig. The raw tools are all there, and the fact that he sported a .293 TAv in 2016 was completely obscured by his part-time role and the other talent around him. Soler will finally get a chance to show what he can do with a full-time job, which may just be the key to rousing some of that potential out of its current dormancy. I have the same belief in Judge’s raw power that I do in Renfroe’s, with even less confidence about his ability to get to it against major league pitching. 42 strikeouts in 95 plate appearances will do that.

61. Jason Heyward, Chicago Cubs

62. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York Yankees

63. Leonys Martin, Seattle Mariners

64. Tyler Naquin, Cleveland Indians

65. David Peralta, Arizona Diamondbacks

66. Shin Soo Choo, Texas Rangers

67. Cameron Maybin, Los Angeles Angels

68. Corey Dickerson, Tampa Bay Rays

69. Steven Souza, Tampa Bay Rays

70. Josh Reddick, Houston Astros

Guys with jobs now and decent odds they will have jobs going forward.

71. Clint Frazier, New York Yankees

72. Lewis Brinson, Milwaukee Brewers

73. Roman Quinn, Philadelphia Phillies

74. Tyler O’Neill, Seattle Mariners

75. Blake Swihart, Boston Red Sox

Prospects who will have jobs on or before Opening Day 2018. And a catcher.

76. Rajai Davis, Oakland Athletics

77. Carlos Beltran, Houston Astros

78. Matt Holliday, New York Yankees

79. Curtis Granderson, New York Mets

80. Brett Gardner, New York Yankees

81. Denard Span, San Francisco Giants

82. Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

83. Nick Markakis, Atlanta Braves

84. Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

What’s 100 minus 84?

85. Eddie Rosario, Minnesota Twins

86. Alex Dickerson, San Diego Padres

87. Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

88. Andrew Toles, Los Angeles Dodgers

89. Aaron Altherr, Philadelphia Phillies

Is it just me or would Oswaldo Arcia fit right in here?

90. Raimel Tapia, Colorado Rockies

91. Bradley Zimmer, Cleveland Indians

92. Nick Williams, Philadelphia Phillies

93. Jesse Winker, Cincinnati Reds

This is me saying that I think these prospects are overrated.

94. Matt Joyce, Los Angeles Angels

95. Kevin Pillar, Toronto Blue Jays

96. Melvin Upton, Toronto Blue Jays

97. Hyun Soo Kim, Baltimore Orioles

98. Michael Saunders, Philadelphia Phillies

99. Gerardo Parra, Colorado Rockies

100. Rymer Liriano, Chicago White Sox

No seriously, this is the year Rymer does his thing in the majors.

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bhacking
2/17
I'm surprised by Hyun-Soo Kim as he seemed to have good numbers after a rough adjustment period?
gregwellemeyer
2/17
I like his ability to hit for average but think it will be empty and I expect he'll be in a pretty strict platoon.
jonmischa
2/17
There's always something to complain about with rankings like this, but I don't understand how Raimel Tapia is so low on this list, and 15 places below a catcher with average offensive skills.
gregwellemeyer
2/17
I'm not as high on his ability to hit at the major league level as consensus. Even if I was, I'm not sure what else he brings to the table. His stolen base efficiency at the minor league level is atrocious and the only reason to project for even modest power production is the home park. With the current roster construction, he looks like a down the order hitter. There's nowhere for him to play until the Rockies get rid of CarGo, which could be July or could be after the season if they play well in the first half and delude themselves into pushing in. Add it all up and I don't see how he's more than a replacement level starter in standard depth leagues, with little chance to earn anything until 2018.
Punchoutpappy
2/17
Even though he's at 87, I feel like you need to defend this high ranking of Avisail Garcia. I don't see a situation where I would take him over Kim, Joyce, Pillar, and Saunders (who I feel is criminally low). As a Sox fan - and knowing they're going to be a burning pile of trash for the next few years - I still do not want him anywhere near the field. I'd rather re-sign a 40 year old Carlos Lee or a 43 year old Magglio Ordonez. I don't see a situation where I would take him over Kim, Joyce, Pillar, and Saunders (who I feel is criminally low).
gregwellemeyer
2/17
I guess I forgot to account for White Sox fans' preferences when I did the rankings. After working that into the equation, I've got Avisail at 87. He's gonna play. Poorly, most likely, but at this point in the rankings I was looking for 2017 production. He's also 26 years old and was pretty good at the plate in the second half last year. It's not out of the realm of possibility that he plays well enough to earn at-bats for the second and third year of these rankings. There's your defense even though, no, I don't NEED to defend the guy ranked 87th versus the guy ranked 94th or 98th or whatever. They're basically the same.
Punchoutpappy
2/17
Jeez Greg, I was being a bit hyperbolic in my statement. Of course you don't didn't seriously need to defend your ranking of a low end, mostly garbage outfielder. Next time I'll make sure to make certain that my exaggeration is clear.
Mark68
2/17
Matt Joyce hasn't been an Angel for a couple of years. Probably because he was no Angel at the plate for them.