Outfield (Part 2): Updated March Rankings and Tiers

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We rolled out our final update on 2017 rankings this past weekend. While there haven’t been seismic shifts, some players have naturally seen their stocks rise or fall since our initial valuations were made in December. We’re gathered here today to look at part two of our outfield rankings, tiers, and auction values, which have seen a bit of movement. Part one can be viewed here. Part two of this OF checkup will yield three more respective risers and fallers from Tier Six on.

As before, this round of rankings features picks from myself, Kyle BishopBill DubielBrad JohnsonHarris Yudin and Jeff Kahntroff.

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: Outfielders - Part Two (March Updates)

Ranking Tier Player Position Brad Kyle Nick Bill Harris Jeff Auction $
43 6 Marcell Ozuna OF 157 109 147 152 159 262 8
44 6 Michael Brantley OF 127 204 217 182 133 140 8
45 6 Matt Holliday 1B/OF 213 178 140 159 174 184 5
46 6 Byron Buxton OF 200 200 199 210 151 126 5
47 6 Carlos Beltran OF 152 154 181 227 173 250 5
48 6 Carlos Gomez OF 161 196 168 302 212 102 5
49 6 Nomar Mazara OF 231 171 184 166 157 237 4
50 6 Randal Grichuk OF 186 195 187 123 214 261 4
51 6 Curtis Granderson OF 146 210 173 236 213 234 4
52 6 Keon Broxton OF 270 192 244 205 190 160 4
53 6 Yasmany Tomas OF 238 214 219 214 187 202 4
54 6 Domingo Santana OF 183 162 188 291 247 212 4
55 7 Kevin Kiermaier OF 211 213 143 259 261 204 4
56 7 Rajai Davis OF 162 207 195 258 311 179 4
57 7 Melky Cabrera OF 202 221 233 171 207 313 3
58 7 Josh Reddick OF 179 273 287 233 206 176 3
59 7 Michael Conforto OF 228 223 291 126 274 230 3
60 7 Jay Bruce OF 332 247 258 122 188 231 3
61 7 Ender Inciarte OF 227 249 239 200 235 236 3
62 7 Shin-Soo Choo OF 199 276 232 232 216 232 3
63 7 Jacoby Ellsbury OF 223 272 262 245 232 185 2
64 7 Yasiel Puig OF 232 260 295 279 182 178 2
65 7 David Peralta OF 252 177 220 297 249 241 2
66 7 Brett Gardner OF 209 306 260 250 233 186 2
67 7 Hunter Renfroe OF 266 246 225 216 225 282 2
68 7 Jayson Werth OF 193 209 241 317 248 264 2
69 8 Jason Heyward OF 198 259 249 268 234 265 2
70 8 Cameron Maybin OF 175 298 254 226 322 233 2
71 8 Corey Dickerson OF 242 280 209 192 333 284 2
72 8 Max Kepler OF 287 243 242 315 226 248 2
73 8 Hernan Perez 3B/OF 290 236 353 310 241 158 2
74 8 Brandon Moss OF 226 317 191 265 331 310 2
75 8 Leonys Martin OF 257 268 309 318 262 249 2
76 8 Alex Gordon OF 247 269 393 357 215 235 2
77 8 Joshua Bell 1B/OF 284 289 296 353 227 268 2
78 8 Jarrod Dyson OF 339 277 280 255 309 272 2
79 8 Manuel Margot OF 326 263 336 305 312 247 2
80 8 Jorge Soler OF 351 368 311 309 224 280 1
81 8 Steve Pearce 1B/2B/OF 302 370 245 374 350 228 1
82 8 Michael Saunders OF 263 291 325 373 332 288 1
83 8 Kevin Pillar OF 318 352 367 235 323 287 1
84 8 Steven Souza OF 295 296 382 332 336 281 1
85 8 Scott Schebler OF 385 290 366 230 276 378 1
86 9 Travis Jankowski OF 304 364 340 341 310 305 1
87 9 Danny Valencia 1B/3B/OF 374 297 379 218 367 363 1
88 9 Alex Dickerson OF 282 295 386 377 415 278 1
89 9 Melvin Upton Jr. OF 327 329 409 403 324 286 1
90 9 Nick Markakis OF 317 325 372 385 320 376 1
91 9 Brandon Drury 3B/OF 336 381 237 419 349 386 1
92 9 Tyler Naquin OF 419 354 354 264 325 405 1
93 9 Aaron Judge OF 362 382 394 421 275 292 1
94 9 Mitch Haniger OF 449 469 308 319 246 1
95 9 Hyun-soo Kim OF 379 278 431 362 326 381 1
96 9 Andrew Toles OF 421 262 376 330 385 404 1
97 9 Chris Owings SS/OF 319 326 318 401 406 419 1
98 9 Lonnie Chisenhall OF 276 363 402 415 388 383 1
99 9 Aaron Altherr OF 322 309 417 390 416 377 1
100 9 Denard Span OF 407 446 391 349 260 379 1
101 9 Mallex Smith OF 344 362 381 340 470 422 1
102 9 Roman Quinn OF 467 343 362 275 419 470 1
103 9 Brett Eibner OF 416 390 267 485 1
104 9 Angel Pagan OF 399 351 475 411 321 382 1
105 10 Gerardo Parra OF 448 492 314 475 386 274 1
106 10 Ben Revere OF 427 435 388 432 413 307 1
107 10 Paulo Orlando OF 418 396 1
108 10 Seth Smith OF 390 405 467 434 335 465 1
109 10 Trayce Thompson OF 443 413 411 428 385 1
110 10 Raimel Tapia OF 405 353 415 497 1
111 10 Colby Rasmus OF 408 460 427 443 351 428 1
112 10 Jefry Marte 1B/OF 453 314 420 397 457 478 1
113 10 Brandon Guyer OF 444 402 454 431 387 1
114 10 Nori Aoki OF 457 390 429 1
115 10 Robbie Grossman OF 426 330 460 404 474 480 1
116 10 Chris Coghlan OF 430 383 422 492 1
117 10 Enrique Hernandez OF 433 1
118 11 Jeremy Hazelbaker OF 435 1
119 11 Ezequiel Carrera OF 461 456 389 1
120 11 Blake Swihart C/OF 368 419 492 445 454 452 1
121 11 Jon Jay OF 401 490 445 430 1
122 11 Abraham Almonte OF 412 436 436 449 488 1
123 11 Albert Almora OF 477 417 442 446 1
124 11 Jarrett Parker OF 447 1
125 11 Mac Williamson OF 448 1
126 11 Tyler Collins OF 449 1
127 11 Mikie Mahtook OF 450 1
128 11 Franklin Gutierrez OF 454 447 1
129 11 Andre Ethier OF 437 447 456 464 1
130 11 Socrates Brito OF 468 440 1
131 11 Avisail Garcia OF 490 488 424 440 405 482 1
132 11 Jake Smolinski OF 459 451 1
133 11 Eddie Rosario OF 495 417 1
134 11 Ben Gamel OF 471 441 1
135 11 Delino DeShields OF 458 483 453 450 414 483 1
136 11 Chris Young OF 488 438 451 452 1
137 11 Brandon Nimmo OF 498 428 446 1
138 11 Matt Joyce OF 484 432 1
139 11 Billy Burns OF 489 434 454 475 1
140 11 Brock Holt 3B/OF 494 489 425 454 1
141 11 Aaron Hicks OF 460 475 1
142 11 Jake Marisnick OF 473 1
143 11 Tommy Pham OF 469 478 484 1
144 11 Kirk Nieuwenhuis OF 477 1
145 11 Ryan Rua OF 489 472 1
146 11 Michael Taylor OF 493 472 1
147 11 Coco Crisp OF 483 1
148 11 Jabari Blash OF 490 1

 

Outfield (Part Two) Rankings Analysis: March Risers and Fallers

Rankings Risers:
 
Keon Broxton

Broxton was the last name in Tier Seven in February, but now he finds himself going from our OF68 to OF52 – into Tier Six. The toolsy youngster has some serious potential, especially in fantasy baseball where HRs and SBs can outweigh deficiencies like striking out. Which he does, a lot. While his 32.5% strikeout rate in his 169 plate appearances after getting called up on July 26 is lofty, he also smacked eight homers alongside 16 steals in roughly a quarter of a full season’s worth of PAs. Don’t extrapolate that as law -- he’s not going to hit 30 homers and steal 60 bases – but do let it illustrate the ceiling that he houses.

Jay Bruce

Bruce was middling inside of Tier Eight (OF72) last time around, but now he finds himself as of the OF60, making him a viable option in our staff’s eyes as a legitimate starter in five-outfield, 12-team formats. This was mostly due to Bill and Harris raising him by quite a bit in their respective rankings, as perhaps they’ve heard the whispers from Terry Collins and accepted that Bruce will play and regain his form for the Metropolitans. There must be some reason that Michael Conforto (who is now ranked as the OF59, directly in front of Bruce) is getting buried, and while Citi Field is no Great American Ballpark, the former first-round pick remains a dominant power threat when locked in.

Jarrod Dyson

The speedy Mariner is now the OF78 compared to his OF88 February ranking, as we appear to be giving him some more respect as a guy who could finally cross the 400-PA threshold for the first time in his career. While PAs don’t tell the whole story with Dyson considering how often Kansas City would utilize him as a pinch-runner, he has still regularly posted 30+ stolen-base seasons despite his part-time gigs. Between the acquisition of Dyson and Jean Segura, Seattle is clearly trying to incorporate speed into their game. With an average that should sit around .270, Dyson could score 70 runs with 40+ steals with a nearly nonexistent draft-day cost.

 
Rankings Fallers:
 
Cameron Maybin

Maybin isn’t all that special on his own and should very well lose out on plenty time to Ben Revere assuming the latter can regain his usual form. It seems we’ve all cooled a bit here on the prospects of Maybin becoming a true fantasy asset even if he does garner some decent time in the field. It would be wise to realize that his 2016 was fueled by an unsustainable .383 BABIP as well considering his career BABIP is .322 (including last season's spike). His prior three seasons saw him post a mark around .300, which has usually yielded an average in the .260s. There’s also his durability woes, as he's only surpassed 400 PAs in one out of his last three seasons, so we’re likely better off drafting other late-round fliers.

David Peralta

Peralta was the OF57 in the last update, but now finds himself at OF65 – outside of 5OF-format starting territory. Perhaps this is nothing more than simply liking others a shade more, but Peralta is the kind of guy who many might not want to start on their squad simply due to his platooning nature. Not that Arizona strictly deploys him as such, but there’s no denying the guy can’t hit southpaws. His .222 career average and only two homers in 215 career PAs speaks to this, versus 27 homers and a .310 average in 833 PAs versus righties.

Brandon Drury

Without any other notable drops, I’ll speak on Drury – who slipped a few slots to an uninspiring OF91. I have him at No. 237 overall, with the next highest on staff being Brad – who is nearly 100 spots behind me at No. 336. Considering that the 24-year-old impressed with a neat little rookie campaign that yielded 16 homers, 31 doubles and a .282 average, Drury deserves more respect heading into 2017 when you weigh in his inside line on the starting 2B job. Chase Field is the best place to hit that isn’t named after a beer brewed in Golden, Colorado, so don’t be shy about reaching a bit over my cohorts’ heads to grab Drury.

 

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