Friday, January 27, 2012

The Fantasy Man's 2012 Fantasy Baseball Outfielders OF Rankings

The Fantasy Man's 2012 Fantasy Baseball Outfielders OF Rankings

1. Matt Kemp - 30+ SB potential makes Kemp an easy #1
2. Jose Bautista - Power numbers are insane and in middle of his prime
3. Ryan Braun - Use caution here - May be suspended for 50 games for failing drug test - Idiot!
4. Jacoby Ellsbury - His numbers in 2011 were ridiculous, I sense a slight regression, still 50+SB
5. Carlos Gonzalez - Was hampered last year by injuries, value if falls outside of the 1st Rd
6. Curtis Granderson - See Ellsbury, no way he hits 40 HR again, maybe 25-32 though
7. Justin Upton - probably the most upside of anyone, has Kemp like potential and more power
8. Andrew McCutchen - His team stinks but .280+/25+HR/30+SB/100RBI/100R is around the corner
9. Carl Crawford - Wrist surgery could delay spring a bit, not a serious but wrist injuries hurt production
10. Josh Hamilton - Injury risk who is NASTY when healthy
11. Mike Stanton - Big power, lots of K's, okay BA, dude is a BEAST, but I like .270+/35+/100+
12. Nelson Cruz - Injury risk like Hamilton but monster power plus 10 or so bags if healthy
13. Matt Holliday - Good all around numbers, provides BA, 20+ HR power and a few SB
14. Mike Morse - He's a monster! I suspect the BA comes down a bit but he's for real in the power dept
15. Jay Bruce - Will get better with age/experience, possible breakout year
16. Drew Stubbs - This is my breakout candidate of the year, possess 40/40 super high potential but I see more 25/30 potentially for 2012 with a not so great BA and a ton of K's.
17. Adam Jones - Only 26, getting better every year with the best still to come, great value in rds 6-8
18. Shin-Soo Choo - Injuries derailed 2011, value should be lower, health should be better
19. Hunter Pence - Contributes in 5 categories but still only a round 5-6 type player
20. Nick Markakis - This guy is soooo frustrating, in early prime, eventually he's going to break out.....
21. Chris Young - Great power speed combo, count on 20/20, hope for 25/25, pray for 30/30 w/ low BA
22. BJ Upton - Only 27 with 30/30 potential along with a low BA, high ceiling is 30/40
23. Shane Victorino - Getting older (31), possible injury risk, pay for .275/15/20
24. Carlos Beltran - Speed is mostly gone but 5-10 SB still there with .280/25HR+ power
25. Andre Ethier - Value super low, middle of prime, if healthy after knee surgery, should be a nice value
26. Ichiro Suzuki - All about BA and speed, great for H2H witha lot of categories
27. Brett Gardner - Posseses 5-10 HR power, slightly more RBI opportunity then Bourn
28. Michael Bourn - 50+SB, decent BA
29. Desmond Jennings - 10HR/20SB in 247 AB in '11 is insane!! This is the guy you stretch for...
30. Jayson Heyward - Bummer sophomore year but the .300/30/100/10 is
31. Alex Gordon - Nice breakout in '11, new hitting approach worked, I like .280/25HR/15SB/90RBI
32. Jayson Werth - Nice low value for a power/speed combo
33. Corey Hart - 25HR+ power last two seasons with 10SB potential
34. Lance Berkman - The fantasy surprise of 2011, don't expect the same outburst, slight regression IMO
35. Martin Prado - Low value, more of a .300 hitter then a .265 hitter.
36. Carlos Quentin - Trade to SD will sap his power numbers, more of a 20-25 HR guy with a full season
37. Grady Sizemore - Should be healthy for opening day, full spring training, could be a steal!
38. Matt Joyce - .270/25/80 seems about right
39. Ben Zobrist - Can't figure this guy out, 20/20 is there with a .260 BA similar to 2011, qualifies 2B/OF
40. Mike Cuddyer - Qualifies at OF/1B/and maybe 2B, now in Coors field could be a nice boost in power
41. Nick Swisher - Good quality hitter, durable, reliable, 20+HR, 75+RBI, .260+ should be expected
42. Melky Cabrera - .305BA/18HR/87RBI/20SB/102R/201H, expect some regression but not much
43. Torii Hunter - Consistent .260ish/23HRish/90RBIish - pretty sericeable, speed gone, on decline
44. Jason Bay - Love the low value and one of my favorite sleepers
45. Vernon Wells - Can't be worse then he was last year and I like players who have proven productivity
46. Alex Rios - Watching this guy on my roster is worse then getting kicked in the nuts
47. Logan Morrison - Tweet this!
48. Jason Kubel - Power hitter, hitters park, finally a full chance to play OF everyday
49. Delmon Young - Fielder/Cabrera/Young - RBI machine
50. Ben Revere - .280/50SB potential

More OF to consider:
Colby Rasmus - Big time potential, no more Tony LaRussa, super low value
Jeff Francoeur - More holes in his swing then the Major Deegan Expressway but only 28
Carlos Lee - 20+ power still there, speed is gone
Juan Pierre - Will probably slump in April & May and then go speed crazy in the second half
Austin Jackson - I like the all-around potential to increase slightly in every category
Cameron Maybin - Nice cheap power/speed combo
Chris Heisey - Should start in LF and hit 20-25 bombs
Mike Carp - 25HR power if a starter, qualifies 1B/0F
Angel Pagan - Cheap power/speed combo
Dexter Fowler - A break out is coming at 26, super cheap
Chris Coghlan - This guy you can probably pick in last round but could be a .300/10/15 if healthy
Denard Span - Battled injuries last season, offers BA and modest speed
Yonder Alonso - .300/20+ potential, probably best hitter in Padres lineup next to Carlos Quentin
Mike Trout - Lots of hype, lots of potential, but too young and no where to play
Bryce Harper - Interesting if he makes team but if he does, he'll struggle, dont stretch here, too young
Peter Bourjos - offers speed and maybe 15 HR with a.270 BA
John Mayberry - Freakish power and talent, if he can put together with a fulltime job - super sleeper
Brian Bogusevic - Power/speed combo = Super Sleeper
Coco Crisp - Always productive, lots of speed..... when he's healthy
Lucas Duda - sleeper with 20+ HR power with 500+ AB, OF/1B eligibility
Will Venable - could be a 15/30 player but his BA is atrocious....which makes for a great value

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