Outfielder Rankings: RotoGraphs Consensus Ranks

Consensus Ranks: OF, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, and RP and SP.

Tiered Ranks: C, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B, NL OF, AL SP, NL SP, Holds.

Introducing our revamped ranking process! In the interest of getting our rankings to you, our beloved readers, we will be pumping out the main consensus rankings as close to daily as possible for the next week and a half.

First up are the outfielders. Of particular note might be the rankings of Jason Heyward, Giancarlo Cruz Mike Stanton (and Jay Bruce!), Alex Gordon, Kendrys Morales and Marlon Byrd — for the divergence in our appraisals — as well as the rankings of Brennan Boesch, Logan Morrison, and Carl Crawford — for the convergence in our thinking.

Expect our positional correspondents to highlight players with unique ranks over the coming week. And then each of those positional experts will also be included in the next generation of our rankings. We’ll continue to update these rankings over the course of the season, as we always have.

Thanks to FantasyPros, you will be able to see our individual ranks as well as our consensus. Good luck this season.

This year, we’ll combine outfielders and pitchers — but our commentary will remain split between leagues. So these are our combined outfielder rankings for the 2012 fantasy baseball season. These are for 5×5 roto, but our correspondents will point out values in other systems, as well as push the player pool deeper for those of you in 30-team AL-only leagues.

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Player Name Eno
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All Experts
Matt Kemp 1 2 1 2 1 view
Ryan Braun 4 1 3 1 2 view
Jacoby Ellsbury 2 3 2 4 3 view
Carlos Gonzalez 3 4 4 3 4 view
Justin Upton 5 6 5 5 5 view
Jose Bautista 6 5 6 7 6 view
Curtis Granderson 7 9 8 6 7 view
Andrew McCutchen 9 11 9 12 8 view
Josh Hamilton 11 7 11 13 9 view
Matt Holliday 10 8 10 15 10 view
Hunter Pence 12 10 12 9 11 view
Jay Bruce 14 13 13 10 12 view
Mike Stanton 8 15 7 24 13 view
Michael Bourn 13 19 17 11 14 view
Alex Gordon 15 22 18 8 15 view
Desmond Jennings 19 16 14 22 16 view
Adam Jones 24 20 16 14 17 view
Carl Crawford 18 12 19 26 18 view
Shane Victorino 17 18 27 18 19 view
Shin-Soo Choo 20 21 25 19 20 view
Nelson Cruz 16 17 23 31 21 view
B.J. Upton 27 25 15 21 22 view
Ben Zobrist 26 26 21 16 23 view
Lance Berkman 22 31 26 17 24 view
Brett Gardner 31 24 20 25 25 view
Michael Morse 21 27 22 32 26 view
Ichiro Suzuki 30 14 30 41 27 view
Corey Hart 23 33 24 36 28 view
Nick Markakis 37 28 28 27 29 view
Michael Cuddyer 28 23 41 30 30 view
Howard Kendrick 35 38 32 28 31 view
Cameron Maybin 42 30 31 34 32 view
Melky Cabrera 36 39 47 20 33 view
Andre Ethier 34 29 46 33 34 view
Carlos Beltran 43 32 40 29 35 view
Matt Joyce 40 47 36 23 36 view
Jayson Werth 29 40 33 45 37 view
Drew Stubbs 33 49 29 37 38 view
Chris B. Young 32 42 35 42 39 view
Jason Heyward 25 37 39 54 40 view
Peter Bourjos 51 36 37 40 41 view
Angel Pagan 54 34 44 43 42 view
Torii Hunter 48 44 49 35 43 view
Logan Morrison 38 41 48 49 44 view
Coco Crisp 50 35 34 58 45 view
Jeff Francoeur 49 48 50 39 46 view
Nick Swisher 41 51 51 44 47 view
Alejandro De Aza 60 52 38 52 48 view
Lucas Duda 39 60 61 46 49 view
Martin Prado 44 55 59 48 50 view
Carlos Lee 56 46 45 59 51 view
Jose Tabata 47 53 43 69 52 view
Josh Willingham 46 59 60 47 53 view
Brennan Boesch 52 56 53 51 54 view
Austin Jackson 57 69 42 50 55 view
Delmon Young 63 43 54 66 56 view
Alex Rios 64 45 69 53 57 view
Colby Rasmus 58 65 58 56 58 view
Mark Trumbo 68 81 67 38 59 view
J.D. Martinez 62 68 52 73 60 view
Lorenzo Cain 71 50 66 70 61 view
Dexter Fowler 55 63 65 76 62 view
Alex Presley 67 70 55 68 63 view
Carlos Quentin 65 80 56 60 64 view
Emilio Bonifacio 59 76 57 72 65 view
Jason Kubel 61 62 70 71 66 view
Vernon Wells 76 57 88 55 67 view
Michael Brantley 73 67 79 61 68 view
Denard Span 74 64 62 80 69 view
Alfonso Soriano 83 71 83 57 70 view
Jason Bay 75 66 82 74 71 view
Yonder Alonso 81 75 75 67 72 view
Jon Jay 72 78 64 90 73 view
Kendrys Morales 45 63 74 view
David DeJesus 89 73 84 65 75 view
Will Venable 91 77 71 77 76 view
Marlon Byrd 58 80 79 77 view
Seth Smith 70 72 78 78 view
Brandon Belt 53 68 79 view
Ben Revere 66 61 80 view
Nyjer Morgan 69 76 83 81 view
Yoenis Cespedes 80 54 100 82 view
John Mayberry 90 86 64 83 view
Mike Carp 85 73 89 84 view
Dayan Viciedo 92 74 81 85 view
Luke Scott 94 92 62 86 view
Garrett Jones 88 74 88 87 view
Nolan Reimold 77 91 82 88 view
David Murphy 72 78 89 view
Aubrey Huff 90 63 90 view
Josh Reddick 93 89 75 91 view
Mike Trout 79 77 92 view
Chris Heisey 84 79 93 view
Eric Thames 87 93 85 94 view
Mitch Moreland 78 87 95 view
Bryce Harper 85 86 96 view
Ryan Raburn 95 81 97 view
Juan Pierre 82 98 view
Jordan Schafer 100 97 87 99 view
Trevor Plouffe 84 100 view

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  1. byron says:

    This year will you please list players everywhere they’re eligible? Seeing Raburn at the end of that list up there gives me hope.

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  2. Matt H says:

    Bautista below Ellsbury, CarGo, and Upton? Hmm…

    (Also, that Fantasy Pros site is amazing! How had I never heard of that before??)

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  3. Kevin says:

    I hope zach’s column has a typo somewhere, I respect differences in opinion but having melky cabrera four spots ahead of stanton seems downright insane.

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  4. jordy says:

    zack sanders has 53 outfielders he’d rather take than Jason Heyward….. …. ?

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  5. Steve Balboni says:

    How long have you been doing this and which column head has been most accurate historically?

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  6. jsp2014 says:

    anyone else surprised that not a single person had Joey Bats ahead of any of the top 4 OFs?

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  7. jordy says:

    Zimmerman has Boesch at 53rd OF yet predicted a top 30 overall season. What gives

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    • Jay29 says:

      That was an entry in the “BOLD Predictions” column — i.e. not something he thinks is likely to happen, but something that he thinks could happen.

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      • jordy says:

        right…but why would you put someone you feel had legit top 30 potential behind he likes of Hunter, De Aza, JD Martinez in OF rankings? Just doesn’t make sense. I mean, I’m hoping they factor in upside to these rankings…

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      • Jay29 says:

        @jordy, probably because of downside. I wouldn’t put Boesch below De Aza or Martinez, either, but for rankings you have to consider both upside and downside. If he struggles, Boesch could get benched a lot more quickly than many veteran outfielders with long track records (like Hunter). If you just rank OFs by upside, well, you’re gonna be wasting a lot of picks.

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  8. 322 says:

    we have an alex gordon hater

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  9. Eric says:

    Thanks for reminding me how much roto sucks with this list. Why would a site devoted to advanced metrics put out a list for a format that ignores OBP and hyper rewards stopen bases?

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    • KDL says:

      In roto OBP is just as related to success as it is in real-live baseball. Neither fantasy or MLB rewards OBP directly…yet teams that know about it, and employ that information most and best tend to win more often. Taking this idea a bit further…most of the advanced stats you revere function the same way. A pitcher’s K/9 is predictive and useful for real and fantasy baseball. FIP helps real teams target undervalued pitchers. Guess what! Fantasy owners can use that same information to find pitchers, who are likely to pitch better than 2011′s ERA would suggest. Are you seeing the connection between fantasy and advanced stats yet?

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      • byron says:

        Real-life baseball rewards OBP directly in the form of making fewer outs/getting more chances at the plate.

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  10. the Minja says:

    Alex Presley a definite sleeper. Been a sleeper his whole career! has done nothing but mash past two full seasons including half a year at MLB level

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  11. henry says:

    i am really, really confused with zach sanders list. really confused.

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