Affordable CarGo makes the leap (USAT)
When it comes to fake baseball, the outfield is where the fun is. The first couple of rounds will always include some of these stat-grabbing giants, and yet the waiver wire in an average mixer consistently offers something for the discerning shopper. Add it all up and there's a lot to digest.
The prices you see in this piece are roughly how I rank the roto-eligible outfielders going forward. What we've seen to this point is merely an audition; if you want a list of the top players to this point, there are plenty of places you can access that.
Don't obsess over the prices in a vacuum: what really matters is how the players relate to one another. Assume a 5x5 scoring format, as always, and players at the same price are considered even. I'll add comments as the evening goes along, and I reserve the right to edit this list in that period. Your intelligent and respectful disagreement is forever welcome in the comments; win the debate, win the rank. (Before you start your audit, remember the golden rule: a player doesn't gain 15-20 percent of bonus value simply because you roster him.)
As for the injured players, they're on this list but at the bottom - those are the courtesy rankings that we've added to the Shuffle Up series this year. I'm not going to debate the prices on hurt guys - if you feel it's all sunshine and lollipops for someone's injury rehab, that's fine. I'm generally more pessimistic when it comes to long-term injuries, but hey, it's a game of opinions.
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