May Outfielder Rankings

Matthew Pouliot
Rotoworld
Matthew Pouliot breaks down the May outfielder rankings

May Outfielder Rankings

Matthew Pouliot breaks down the May outfielder rankings

Welcome to the May outfielder rankings. As always, players are ranked based on how I believe they will perform in 5x5 scoring over the rest of the season. Included along with the position rankings is an updated top 300 list.

Click to see other May rankings:

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

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Outfielder Rankings

May

Outfield

Team

2014

1

Mike Trout

Angels

1

2

Jacoby Ellsbury

Yankees

4

3

Carlos Gonzalez

Rockies

3

4

Ryan Braun

Brewers

2

5

Andrew McCutchen

Pirates

5

6

Giancarlo Stanton

Marlins

8

7

Carlos Gomez

Brewers

11

8

Justin Upton

Braves

10

9

Jose Bautista

Blue Jays

14

10

Shin-Soo Choo

Rangers

7

11

Adam Jones

Orioles

9

12

Yasiel Puig

Dodgers

17

13

Jason Heyward

Braves

13

14

Hunter Pence

Giants

15

15

Matt Kemp

Dodgers

20

16

Desmond Jennings

Rays

28

17

Yoenis Cespedes

Athletics

18

18

Matt Holliday

Cardinals

16

19

Jayson Werth

Nationals

26

20

Michael Brantley

Indians

27

21

Alex Rios

Rangers

24

22

Carlos Beltran

Yankees

22

23

Nelson Cruz

Orioles

39

24

Charlie Blackmon

Rockies

112

25

Wil Myers

Rays

21

26

Jay Bruce

Reds

12

27

Melky Cabrera

Blue Jays

53

28

Starling Marte

Pirates

25

29

Billy Hamilton

Reds

19

30

Shane Victorino

Red Sox

34

31

Leonys Martin

Rangers

35

32

Austin Jackson

Tigers

32

33

Michael Cuddyer

Rockies

23

34

Torii Hunter

Tigers

37

35

Nick Markakis

Orioles

41

36

Angel Pagan

Giants

54

37

Coco Crisp

Athletics

51

38

Domonic Brown

Phillies

31

39

Alfonso Soriano

Yankees

40

40

Christian Yelich

Marlins

50

41

Bryce Harper

Nationals

6

42

Josh Hamilton

Angels

30

43

B.J. Upton

Braves

48

44

Alex Gordon

Royals

33

45

Josh Reddick

Athletics

36

46

Ben Revere

Phillies

49

47

Michael Morse

Giants

71

48

George Springer

Astros

80

49

Curtis Granderson

Mets

47

50

Rajai Davis

Tigers

58

51

Chris Young

Mets

56

52

Andre Ethier

Dodgers

46

53

Brett Gardner

Yankees

57

54

Dayan Viciedo

White Sox

70

55

Michael Bourn

Indians

43

56

Will Venable

Padres

38

57

Norichika Aoki

Royals

44

58

Grady Sizemore

Red Sox

67

59

Kole Calhoun

Angels

29

60

Colby Rasmus

Blue Jays

59

61

Denard Span

Nationals

52

62

Marcell Ozuna

Marlins

69

63

Gerardo Parra

Diamondbacks

63

64

Chris Heisey

Reds

68

65

Carl Crawford

Dodgers

42

66

Carlos Quentin

Padres

81

67

Lorenzo Cain

Royals

64

68

Marlon Byrd

Phillies

78

69

Gregory Polanco

Pirates

127

70

Alejandro De Aza

White Sox

79

71

A.J. Pollock

Diamondbacks

55

72

David Murphy

Indians

82

73

Adam Eaton

White Sox

62

74

Matt Joyce

Rays

77

75

Dexter Fowler

Astros

75

76

Jackie Bradley

Red Sox

94

77

Khris Davis

Brewers

74

78

Eric Young Jr.

Mets

89

79

Oscar Taveras

Cardinals

91

80

Craig Gentry

Athletics

97

81

Oswaldo Arcia

Twins

60

82

Nate Schierholtz

Cubs

73

83

Chris Denorfia

Padres

95

84

Jonny Gomes

Red Sox

83

85

Juan Lagares

Mets

107

86

Nate McLouth

Nationals

111

87

Cameron Maybin

Padres

100

88

Josh Willingham

Twins

72

89

Cody Ross

Diamondbacks

99

90

Michael Saunders

Mariners

96

91

Corey Dickerson

Rockies

84

92

Junior Lake

Cubs

92

93

Jon Jay

Cardinals

106

94

Ryan Ludwick

Reds

130

95

Seth Smith

Padres

98

96

Peter Bourjos

Cardinals

66

97

Jason Kubel

Twins

105

98

David DeJesus

Rays

93

99

Ichiro Suzuki

Yankees

102

100

Aaron Hicks

Twins

65

101

David Lough

Orioles

109

102

Jesus Guzman

Astros

101

103

Andy Dirks

Tigers

110

104

Sean Rodriguez

Rays

138

105

Jose Tabata

Pirates

88

106

Justin Ruggiano

Cubs

90

107

Ryan Raburn

Indians

103

108

Sam Fuld

Twins

182

109

Delmon Young

Orioles

114

110

Daniel Nava

Red Sox

76

111

Drew Stubbs

Rockies

85

112

Raul Ibanez

Angels

115

113

Darin Ruf

Phillies

118

114

Collin Cowgill

Angels

162

115

Travis Snider

Pirates

141

116

Alex Presley

Astros

126

117

Brandon Guyer

Rays

117

118

Jarrod Dyson

Royals

120

119

Ryan Kalish

Cubs

135

120

Scott Van Slyke

Dodgers

136

121

Stefen Romero

Mariners

146

122

Michael Choice

Rangers

124

123

Randal Grichuk

Cardinals

258

124

Jordan Schafer

Braves

119

125

Logan Schafer

Brewers

121

Dropping off: Avisail Garcia (45th), Robbie Grossman (86th), Abraham Almonte (87th), Ryan Sweeney (108th), Marc Krauss (113th), Anthony Gose (116th)

  • Reports of knee surgery for Bruce dropped him from No. 13 to No. 26 at the last minute. Heisey moved up from No. 73 to No. 64, and Ludwick jumped from No. 105 to No. 94.

  • I was conflicted on just how far to drop Domonic Brown in the rankings. With a .243 average and one homer in 103 at-bats, he’s been worthless so far this year. Still, I don’t think his power has simply evaporated and it’s not like I was projecting him to match last year’s .272 average in the first place. Brown isn’t striking out overly much. In fact, he’s better than the league average there. I still expect him to hit about 20 homers the rest of the way and maybe mix in 10 steals. He won’t help in average or runs scored and he probably won’t be much of an asset in RBI either as long as he hits behind Ryan Howard and Marlon Byrd, but I’m keeping him in the top 40 for now.

  • Eaton would have moved up a handful of spots from his preseason ranking of No. 62 if not for Friday’s strained hamstring. Jordan Danks should have some short-term value in AL-only leagues while he’s out.

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