Outfield

1Ronald Acuna Jr. LF,CF,RF (ATL)

The 22-year-old didn’t disappoint in his 2018 rookie season, slashing .293/.366/.552 with 22 homers and 16 steals in 111 games. For an encore, he tallied 41 homers and 37 steals and slashed .280/.365/.518.

2Christian Yelich LF,RF (MIL)

Yelich broke out with 36 homers and 22 stolen bases in 2018, his first year as a Brewer. In 2019 the encore was epic, with 44 homers and 30 stolen bases. Not to mention, he’s been the batting average champ for two years running, posting marks of .326 and .329. One tweak in 2019 was more fly balls and line drives, as Yelich lowered his ground ball rate to 43.2%, the lowest mark of his career. On those fly balls and line drives, his 96.7 MPH average exit velocity ranked 15th in the majors. He was also top 10 in Brls/BBE and Brls/PA, 12th in hard hit rate, and 7th in exit velocity on ground balls. Now add to that some 87th percentile sprint speed and what you have is a fantasy baseball monster.

3Mike Trout CF (LAA)

4Cody Bellinger 1B,CF,RF (LAD)

5Juan Soto LF (WSH)

6Mookie Betts CF,RF (LAD)

7Bryce Harper RF (PHI)

8J.D. Martinez LF,RF,DH (BOS)

9Starling Marte CF (ARI)

10Austin Meadows LF,RF,DH (TB)

 

12Yordan Alvarez LF,DH (HOU)

 

13George Springer CF,RF (HOU)

11Ketel Marte 2B,SS,OF (ARI)

14Kris Bryant 3B,LF,RF (CHC)

15Aaron Judge RF (NYY)

16Charlie Blackmon CF,RF (COL)

17Eloy Jimenez LF (CWS)

18Ramon Laureano CF,RF (OAK)

19Victor Robles CF,RF (WSH)

20Tommy Pham LF,CF,DH (SD)

21Luis Robert CF (CWS)

22Jorge Soler RF,DH (KC)

23Giancarlo Stanton LF,RF (NYY)

24Jeff McNeil 2B,3B,LF,RF (NYM)

25Marcell Ozuna LF (ATL)

26Joey Gallo LF,CF (TEX)

27Oscar Mercado LF,CF,RF (CLE)

28Nick Castellanos LF,RF (CIN)

29Eddie Rosario LF,RF (MIN)

30Michael Conforto LF,CF,RF (NYM)

31Whit Merrifield 2B,CF,RF (KC)

32Michael Brantley LF,RF,DH (HOU)

33Max Kepler CF,RF (MIN)

34Rhys Hoskins 1B,LF (PHI)

35Cavan Biggio 2B,RF (TOR)

36Byron Buxton CF (MIN)

It looks like Buxton avoided serious injury to his left foot on Monday, July 13th while tracking down a fly ball. We’ve seen that story too frequently with him, though. The 26-year-old managed 140 games in 2017, but he’s managed only 28 and 87 at the big league level since then. This feels like an appropriate ranking, given the injury risk.

37Andrew Benintendi LF,CF (BOS)

38Franmil Reyes RF,DH (CLE)

39Kyle Schwarber LF (CHC)

40Lourdes Gurriel Jr. 2B,SS,LF (TOR)

41Tommy Edman 2B,3B,SS,RF (STL)

42Scott Kingery 2B,3B,SS,LF,CF (PHI)

43David Dahl LF,CF,RF (COL)

 

44Kyle Tucker LF,RF (HOU)

45Bryan Reynolds LF,CF,RF (PIT)

46Hunter Dozier 1B,3B,RF (KC)

47J.D. Davis 3B,LF (NYM)

48Adam Eaton LF,RF (WSH)

49Willie Calhoun LF (TEX)

50Lorenzo Cain CF (MIL)

51Avisail Garcia CF,RF,DH (MIL)

52Yasiel Puig RF (FA)

53Justin Upton LF (LAA)

54Brian Anderson 3B,RF (MIA)

55Andrew McCutchen LF,CF,RF (PHI)

 

56Garrett Hampson 2B,SS,CF (COL)

57Austin Hays CF,RF (BAL)

 

58Alex Verdugo LF,CF,RF (BOS)

 

59Joc Pederson 1B,LF,RF (LAD)

60Danny Santana 1B,2B,3B,SS,LF,CF,RF (TEX)

 

61Shin-Soo Choo LF,RF,DH (TEX)

62Mallex Smith CF,RF (SEA)

63Ryan Braun LF (MIL)

64Nick Senzel 2B,CF (CIN)

65Mark Canha 1B,LF,CF,RF (OAK)

66Jo Adell LF,CF,RF (LAA)

 

67Domingo Santana LF,RF (CLE)

68David Peralta LF (ARI)

69Nomar Mazara RF (CWS)

 

70Trent Grisham LF,CF,RF (SD)

 

71Gregory Polanco RF (PIT)

 

72Ian Happ 2B,3B,LF,CF (CHC)

 

73Mike Yastrzemski LF,RF (SF)

 

74Austin Riley 3B,LF (ATL)

 

75Wil Myers 1B,3B,LF,CF (SD)

 

76Shogo Akiyama LF,CF (CIN)

77Randal Grichuk CF,RF (TOR)

 

78Corey Dickerson LF (MIA)

 

79Brandon Nimmo LF,CF,RF (NYM)

 

80Sam Hilliard CF,RF (COL)

81Dylan Carlson CF,RF (STL)

82Teoscar Hernandez LF,CF (TOR)

83Kole Calhoun RF (ARI)

84Luis Arraez 2B,3B,LF (MIN)

 

85Cameron Maybin LF,RF (DET)

 

86Anthony Santander LF,CF,RF (BAL)

87Kevin Pillar CF,RF (BOS)

88A.J. Pollock LF,CF (LAD)

 

89Yoenis Cespedes LF,CF (NYM)

90Aristides Aquino RF (CIN)

91Yoshi Tsutsugo 3B,LF (TB)

92Hunter Renfroe LF,RF (TB)

93Aaron Hicks CF (NYY)

 

94Kyle Lewis CF,RF (SEA)

In a short sample in 2019, Lewis flashed some tremendous power hitting six home runs in 18 games. His 98.3mph average exit velocity on line drives and fly balls would have ranked fourth, between Nelson Cruz and Franmil Reyes. Despite the high strikeout rate, he hit .268 in those 18 games. So in a short 60-game season, he could put up some decent numbers with full playing time before things stabilize.

95Jesse Winker LF,CF,RF (CIN)

We may be looking at a post-hype sleeper in Jesse Winker. Winker benefits from the universal DH, and despite a disappointing 2019, he shows good plate discipline, contact skills, and hits in a great park. The only real blemish in Winker’s profile is his inability to hit lefties.

96Brett Gardner LF,CF (NYY)

97Jason Heyward CF,RF (CHC)

Heyward will likely hit sixth in the lineup. He showed last season that he’s capable of going on a hot stretch, hitting .326 with six home runs in June.

98Stephen Piscotty RF (OAK)

A league-average hitter that will have his spot in the bottom third of the Oakland lineup.

99Kevin Kiermaier CF (TB)

While Kiermaier is always a threat to hit 15 home runs and steal 20 bags, he’s a sink in batting average. And there’s always the platoon risk with Tampa Bay, and rightfully so with Kiermaier. He hit .311 against left-handed pitching in 2019 and only .197 against right-handers.

100Eric Thames 1B,RF (WSH)

Eric Thames looks to be a beneficiary of playing time after Ryan Zimmerman opted out of 2020. You could get the most of Thames in a daily league against right-handed pitching, and more so in OBP leagues. He hit 25 home runs and posted a .346 OBP in 459 plate appearances.