July Outfielder Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
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Welcome to the July outfielder rankings. Players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 leagues over the remainder of the season. Along with the position rankings, you'll soon find a fully updated top 300 list.

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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

Outfielder Rankings



Dropping off: Angel Pagan (No. 39), Chris Coghlan (No. 100), A.J. Pollock (No. 103), Brennan Boesch (No. 107), Jackie Bradley Jr. (No. 119), Craig Gentry (No. 121), Anthony Gose (No. 124), Oscar Taveras (No. 126), Jimmy Paredes (No. 127), Rick Ankiel (No. 129)

  • The top two was easy, but the third spot in the outfield rankings was up for grabs with Braun out. I decided to go with Upton, despite his two-month slump, since I still think he has the most upside of the rest of the outfielders. McCutchen has, predictably, slowed down as a basestealer and still isn't excelling offensively. Adam Jones may have been the safest choice in that spot, but I don't think he has as much upside as Upton. Ellsbury is running mad, but he's a three-category player these days. Harper's knee is a concern. Bautista and Cespedes aren't hitting for average right now.

  • I'll give Domonic Brown some credit: despite a mid-month slump, he ended up finishing June at .278-6-21 and he even stole five bases. He has eight stolen bases in his last 40 games after collecting five in his previous 189 games as a major leaguer.

  • Puig comes in at No. 33. Some will say it's too low, I'm sure. Maybe most will say it. It's hard to argue with 44 hits in 101 at-bats, seven of them home runs. There are holes to be exposed, though. Regardless, he wouldn't seem to be at much risk of losing playing time to Crawford in the short term, and that's more bad news for Ethier. The hope is that Crawford (hamstring) will come off the DL on Friday.

  • Given Francoeur's habit of catching fire for his new teams, I considered moving him up this month. Then again, there's no guarantee that anyone is going to want him after the Royals eventually complete the process the releasing him.

Rank

Outfield

Team

2013

May

June

1

Mike Trout

Angels

1

1

1

2

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies

3

3

3

3

Justin Upton

Braves

6

5

4

4

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates

12

8

5

5

Adam Jones

Orioles

13

9

7

6

Jacoby Ellsbury

Red Sox

9

7

8

7

Bryce Harper

Nationals

5

4

6

8

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays

7

11

9

9

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

8

16

18

10

Yoenis Cespedes

Athletics

11

10

10

11

Carlos Gomez

Brewers

46

28

13

12

Jay Bruce

Reds

17

18

16

13

Shin-Soo Choo

Reds

23

12

11

14

Matt Holliday

Cardinals

15

14

14

15

Jason Heyward

Braves

10

15

17

16

Alex Gordon

Royals

16

13

12

17

Alex Rios

White Sox

18

17

15

18

Domonic Brown

Phillies

61

63

27

19

Starling Marte

Pirates

42

21

19

20

Austin Jackson

Tigers

22

19

22

21

Hunter Pence

Giants

28

26

20

22

Michael Cuddyer

Rockies

43

30

30

23

Nelson Cruz

Rangers

36

32

29

24

Josh Hamilton

Angels

21

29

21

25

Matt Kemp

Dodgers

4

6

24

26

Carl Crawford

Dodgers

25

20

23

27

Ryan Braun

Brewers

2

2

2

28

B.J. Upton

Braves

19

24

33

29

Desmond Jennings

Rays

20

22

25

30

Dexter Fowler

Rockies

40

25

26

31

Michael Bourn

Indians

29

33

31

32

Carlos Beltran

Cardinals

41

39

37

33

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers

127

NR

97

34

Nate McLouth

Orioles

87

51

32

35

Josh Reddick

Athletics

32

36

38

36

Jayson Werth

Nationals

30

37

40

37

Ichiro Suzuki

Yankees

14

31

54

38

Curtis Granderson

Yankees

31

27

41

39

Nick Markakis

Orioles

24

38

28

40

Torii Hunter

Tigers

27

23

34

41

Mark Trumbo

Angels

58

40

35

42

Coco Crisp

Athletics

66

53

44

43

Brett Gardner

Yankees

38

44

45

44

Alejandro De Aza

White Sox

48

43

48

45

Wil Myers

Rays

92

81

65

46

Gerardo Parra

Diamondbacks

73

64

52

47

Michael Brantley

Indians

39

46

46

48

Alfonso Soriano

Cubs

45

47

47

49

Norichika Aoki

Brewers

57

50

50

50

Ben Revere

Phillies

34

45

67

51

Shane Victorino

Red Sox

59

56

60

52

Melky Cabrera

Blue Jays

26

42

36

53

Josh Willingham

Twins

50

48

53

54

Leonys Martin

Rangers

70

84

74

55

Daniel Nava

Red Sox

123

87

51

56

Nate Schierholtz

Cubs

97

78

76

57

Eric Young Jr.

Mets

96

94

94

58

Raul Ibanez

Mariners

128

NR

96

59

Kyle Blanks

Padres

161

NR

125

60

Jarrod Dyson

Royals

103

95

98

61

Andre Ethier

Dodgers

33

41

43

62

Nick Swisher

Indians

60

58

55

63

Michael Morse

Mariners

35

35

42

64

Matt Joyce

Rays

72

70

63

65

Will Venable

Padres

55

61

56

66

Denard Span

Nationals

52

54

59

67

Dayan Viciedo

White Sox

51

62

62

68

Colby Rasmus

Blue Jays

68

74

68

69

Rajai Davis

Blue Jays

98

93

101

70

Lorenzo Cain

Royals

64

52

49

71

David Murphy

Rangers

53

66

58

72

Jason Kubel

Diamondbacks

56

59

66

73

Delmon Young

Phillies

76

68

71

74

Michael Saunders

Mariners

75

55

64

75

Chris Young

Athletics

65

67

70

76

Jon Jay

Cardinals

44

57

61

77

Carlos Quentin

Padres

71

83

84

78

Drew Stubbs

Indians

83

79

80

79

Aaron Hicks

Twins

62

71

69

80

Adam Eaton

Diamondbacks

78

72

86

81

Chris Denorfia

Padres

110

92

79

82

Andy Dirks

Tigers

74

82

75

83

Peter Bourjos

Angels

63

65

57

84

Cody Ross

Diamondbacks

69

69

73

85

Marcell Ozuna

Marlins

NR

116

92

86

Marlon Byrd

Mets

107

97

90

87

Seth Smith

Athletics

104

76

81

88

Oswaldo Arcia

Twins

212

99

108

89

Jason Bay

Mariners

117

98

89

90

Corey Dickerson

Rockies

224

NR

NR

91

Christian Yelich

Marlins

84

86

85

92

Justin Ruggiano

Marlins

95

88

95

93

Mike Carp

Red Sox

132

100

109

94

David Lough

Royals

210

NR

NR

95

Lucas Duda

Mets

93

77

82

96

Juan Pierre

Marlins

49

49

72

97

David DeJesus

Cubs

77

80

83

98

Travis Snider

Pirates

94

96

91

99

Luke Scott

Rays

3 DH

3 DH

3 DH

100

Ryan Ludwick

Reds

82

109

113

101

Scott Hairston

Cubs

100

107

114

102

Vernon Wells

Yankees

88

60

78

103

Justin Maxwell

Astros

89

106

99

104

Jordan Schafer

Braves

175

NR

120

105

Julio Borbon

Cubs

124

111

117

106

Jeff Francoeur

Royals

85

89

102

107

Chris Heisey

Reds

99

101

115

108

Nolan Reimold

Orioles

80

85

105

109

Avisail Garcia

Tigers

136

NR

93

110

Jonny Gomes

Red Sox

81

91

111

111

Gregor Blanco

Giants

116

110

122

112

Franklin Gutierrez

Mariners

67

75

87

113

Scott Van Slyke

Dodgers

219

NR

106

114

John Mayberry Jr.

Phillies

109

108

123

115

J.D. Martinez

Astros

133

NR

104

116

Jeff Baker

Rangers

170

NR

118

117

Logan Schafer

Brewers

131

NR

NR

118

Matt Tuiasosopo

Tigers

197

NR

NR

119

Chris Dickerson

Orioles

129

115

88

120

Cameron Maybin

Padres

54

73

77

121

Casper Wells

White Sox

120

118

130

122

Andres Torres

Giants

135

NR

NR

123

J.B. Shuck

Angels

188

NR

NR

124

Roger Bernadina

Nationals

101

NR

116

125

Tyler Colvin

Rockies

102

103

128

126

Xavier Paul

Reds

168

NR

112

127

Zoilo Almonte

Yankees

250

NR

NR

128

Brandon Barnes

Astros

185

117

NR

129

Brian Bogusevic

Cubs

187

NR

NR

130

Andrew Brown

Mets

172

NR

NR

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