High Fives: Outfielders

Each Monday during the 2012 regular season, the Yahoo! fantasy experts will offer their quick hitters on certain positions in fantasy baseball. This week, Andy Behrens, Brad Evans and Scott Pianowski offer their top-5 takes on outfielders. Topics include outfield objects of affection and derision, and players to target for both the shallow- and deep-league crowds.

Top 5 outfielders you are loving right now?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Andrew McCutchen – He has five multi-hit games in his last 10, and he’s on pace to go 25/35 for the year.
  2. Jose Bautista
  3. Nelson Cruz
  4. BJ Upton
  5. Mike Trout
  1. Dayan Viciedo – One of my potential 30 HR breakouts preseason, The Tank is rolling over fools
  2. Mark Trumbo
  3. Angel Pagan
  4. Matt Joyce
  5. Mike Trout
  1. Giancarlo Stanton – Wait, The Aquarium is a hitter’s park?
  2. Melky Cabrera
  3. Mike Trout
  4. Dayan Viciedo
  5. Josh Reddick
Top 5 outfielders you are hating right now?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Alex Gordon – Everyone frets about Hosmer, but Gordon has been an 0-for-4 machine. He’s hitting like it’s ’09.
  2. Brett Gardner
  3. Nolan Reimold
  4. Desmond Jennings
  5. Logan Morrison
  1. Adrian Gonzalez – Increased versatility a major plus, but where’s the beef? On pace for just 10 homers.
  2. Alex Gordon
  3. Bryan LaHair
  4. Logan Morrison
  5. Rash of DL’d outfielders
  1. Dexter Fowler – Like Tad Allagash, he’s always on his way but seldom arrives.
  2. Alex Gordon
  3. Logan Morrison
  4. Jason Heyward
  5. J.D. Martinez
Top 5 outfielders to target on the waiver wire?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Dayan Viciedo – This is a man on a power binge, with homers in six of his last 10 games.
  2. Yonder Alonso
  3. Mitch Moreland
  4. Jeff Francoeur
  5. Jason Kubel
  1. Dayan Viciedo – Novice players have yet to warm to him despite nearly identical numbers as Jay Bruce.
  2. Jeff Francoeur
  3. Alex Rios
  4. Jason Kubel
  5. Andy Dirks
  1. Dayan Viciedo – He wouldn’t be the first hacker to make it.
  2. Mitch Moreland
  3. Jeff Francoeur
  4. Andy Dirks
  5. Raul Ibanez
Top 5 outfielders to target on the wire for deep leaguers?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Josh Harrison – Eligibility at 2B, 3B, SS and OF, plus respectable speed.
  2. Gregor Blanco
  3. Will Venable
  4. Chris Heisey
  5. Bobby Abreu
  1. Will Venable – 15-25 candidate always criminally overlooked, even in challenging formats
  2. Josh Harrison
  3. Daniel Nava
  4. Tony Campana
  5. Gregor Blanco
  1. Daniel Nava – OBP machine has lineup leash with so many others hurt.
  2. Will Venable
  3. Michael Brantley
  4. Gregor Blanco
  5. Quintin Berry
Top 5 items for your Memorial Day grill?
Andy Behrens Says: Brad Evans Says: Scott Pianowski Says:
  1. Turkey legs – There’s nothing more satisfying, in a medieval way, than to have the giant drumstick in one hand and giant beer stein in the other.
  2. Bacon cheese turtleburger
  3. Bacon & chicken narwhal
  4. The meat baby
  5. The Lord of the Rings
  1. Tri-Tip – Rubbed down in salt, pepper, sugar and smoked paprika, it’s pure grilling ecstasy
  2. Fillet mignon
  3. Oversized Gulf shrimp
  4. Beer-butt chicken
  5. Bison burgers
  1. Chicken, chicken, chicken – But don’t follow the Debbie Boggs cookbook.
  2. Steak
  3. Burgers
  4. Shrimp
  5. Vegetables for my friends