Mac's Top 20 Outfielders
1. Ryan Braun
2. Mike Trout
3. Andrew McCutchen
4. Matt Kemp
5. Jose Bautista
6. Carlos Gonzalez
7. Giancarlo Stanton
8. Jay Bruce
9. Jason Heyward
10. Justin Upton
11. Josh Hamilton
12. Adam Jones
13. Curtis Granderson
14. Matt Holliday
15. Jacoby Ellsbury
16. Yoenis Cespedes
17. Mark Trumbo
18. Andre Ethier
19. Carlos Beltran
20. Bryce Harper
Sleeper alert (if eligible at OF): Allen Craig.
Just asking why you are so down on Harper at 20?
And Ellsbury over BJ or Jennings?
He could have been higher, but in the end I decided it's better to give proven guys the edge over newbies (which is part of the reason why I have Braun over Trout). There are some exceptions here, no list is perfect.
Originally Posted by HOOTIE
For Ellsbury, he just needs to stay healthy and he will score a ton of runs, steal lots of bases and chip in with some hone runs and RBI.
I do like B.J. Upton, but he needs to hit for a higher average to be a top 20 guy. Since hitting .300 in 2007, He hasn't come anywhere near that mark.
I do have to give him credit, as he looks to be breaking into the .260/.270 range. We will see though, his inconsistencies are a bit worrisome.
BJU makes my top 18. True, he is a four cat hitter, but then so is Grandy.
Originally Posted by dmvincent
top 7; Braun, Trout, McC, Kemp, Cargo, Stanton, Bautista
next 6; Harper, Heyward, Hamilton, Jupton, Ajones, Ellsbury
next 5; Grandy, Cespedes, BJU, Bruce, Holliday
Think I'd rather have Craig than Ethier for some reason.
Nice looking list......from what I have been hearing on various pod casts, many expect a pretty decent regression from Trout. The numbers he put up last year are not sustainable.
Same goes for Joey Bats actually. Some have him much lower.
Originally Posted by Bristol
Thanks for checking these out guys, appreciate all the feedback as well.
I'll have my top ten first basemen, catchers, second basemen, third basemen and relief pitchers posted in the next week or so.
I will oook forward to those and I agree with gfhyde on joey bats being low on some peoples list, shoulder and wrist injuries are scary for power hitters.