2014 Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Rankings

2014 Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Rankings
Feb 19, 2014

.Here’s the first look at the 2014 Lester’s Legends’ Outfielder Rankings..1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles AngelsMike Trout regressed a little from his .326-129-30-83-49 line, but his .323-109-27-97-33 line still puts him in line to be the top outfielder taken off the boards in fantasy baseball drafts. He’s just 22 and excels in all aspects of the game..2. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh PiratesAndrew McCutchen has been a fantasy force for five seasons, but he has really stepped in up in the past two years averaging .322 with 102 runs, 26 home runs, 90 RBI and 23.5 stolen bases..3. Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado RockiesCarGo has averaged just 129.5 games over the past four seasons, but when he’s playing he’s highly effective. Over that span he has hit .311 while averaging 91 runs, 27 home runs, 91 RBI and 21.3 stolen bases..4. Adam Jones, Baltimore OriolesAdam Jones has developed into a terrific all-around player. Over the past three years he’s averaging a .284-90-30-91-14 line..5. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee BrewersRyan Braun has put up monster numbers throughout his career, but how much of that can be tied to his PED use? He is certainly a risk, but he is capable of delivering big numbers if he proves he’s for real..7. Jacoby Ellsbury, New York YankeesJacoby Ellsbury didn’t endear himself to the Boston faithful when he jumped ship to the Yankees. If he can stay healthy expect a high average, a lot of runs and one of the highest stolen base totals in the league..7. Bryce Harper, Washington NationalsBryce Harper has played just 128 games per season in his two years in the bigs. He’s averaging .272, 84.5 runs, 21 home runs, 58.5 RBI and 14.5 runs. He’s still just 21. I expect him to make a leap this year..8. Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee BrewersCarlos Gomez has hit .273 over the past two years while averaging 76 runs, 21.5 home runs, 62 RBI and 38.5 stolen bases..9. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami MarlinsGiancarlo Stanton is a pure power hitter. In four seasons he has averaged 29.3 home runs while playing just 122 games per season. Imagine if he stays healthy..10. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles DodgersYasiel Puig burst on the season putting up a .319-66-19-42-11 in 104 games (382 at-bats). He could be even better in his second season..11. Jay Bruce, Cincinnati RedsJay Bruce has hit at least 30 home runs in each of the past three seasons while averaging 87.3 runs, 101.7 RBI and eight stolen bases. His only downfall is his .257 lifetime average..12. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue JaysDespite averaging 105 games over the past two seasons Jose Bautista has averaged 73 runs, 27.5 home runs, 69 RBI and six stolen bases. You’ll have to live with his .254 lifetime average, but he can provide the power you seek..13. Matt Holliday, St. Louis CardinalsMatt Holliday doesn’t excel at any category, but his .300-103-22-94-6 line is evidence that he contributes across the board..14. Justin Upton, Atlanta BravesJustin Upton got off to an amazing start by slugging 12 home runs in April. He finished with a .263-94-27-70-8 line. He’s just 26 and is capable of doing more..15. Shin-Soo Choo, Texas RangersShin-Soo Choo produced a solid .285-107-21-54-20 line. It was his third season with at least 20 home runs and stolen bases. The move to Texas should be favorable..16. Alex Rios, Texas RangersAlex Rios finished with a .278-83-18-81-42 line. He stole 16 bases in 47 games after coming over to the Rangers from the Chicago White Sox. His OPS also jumped 23 points..17. Jason Heyward, Atlanta BravesJason Heyward was limited to 104 games and subsequently a .254-67-14-38-2 line. In 2012 he produced a .269-93-27-82-21 line. He’s on 24 and should have no problem bouncing back..18. Hunter Pence, San Francisco GiantsHunter Pence has been a consistent force throughout his career hitting .285 with averages of 80.9 runs, 23.6 home runs, 87.9 RBI and 12.7 stolen bases..19. Wil Myers, Tampa Bay RaysWil Myers hit .293 with 50 runs, 13 home runs, 53 RBI and five stolen bases in 88 games en route to the 2013 American League Rookie of the Year Award..20. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles DodgersMatt Kemp has averaged just 89.5 games over the past two seasons. He will likely miss at least the Dodgers’ opening series, but once he’s healthy he should be one of the most versatile fantasy options…Also check out:

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