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2010 Fantasy Projections - Top 100 NL Outfielders | March
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Ryan Braun, Matt Kemp, Matt Holliday and Justin Upton lead the list of the Top 100 NL Fantasy Outfielders for 2010, as we wrap up our look at the NL position players. All dollar values are based on a 12 Team, 5x5 league, and are for this season only. Rankings for other positions can be found here.
# Player $$ Comment
1 Braun, R - MIL 35 Another .300-30-100-100R season, with some SB
2 Kemp, M - LA 34 Most likely to go 30-30 among NL OFs
3 Holliday, M - STL 32 Fewer steals than top 2, but good everywhere else
4 Upton, J - ARI 28 May be #1 NL OF after one more season
5 Lee, C - HOU 25 Has had at least 99 RBI for 7 straight years
6 Bourn, M - HOU 24 Should lead league in SB, but little HR or RBI
7 Ethier, A - LA 24 .302/.390/.571 vs RHP, .194/.283/.345 vs LHP
8 McCutchen,A-PIT 24 Power and speed; hit .324/.441/.634 with RISP
9 Dunn, A - WAS 24 Safe 40HR and 100RBI, but AVG of .230 or .260?
10 Werth, J - PHI 23 RBIs have increased from 49 to 67 to 99.
11 Victorino, S - PHI 22 Consistent .290/.350 OBP player, with 25+ steals
12 Pence, H - HOU 21 2 years of 25 HR/10+ SB; can he step up a notch?
13 Bay, J - NYM 20 Fly-ball rate up 4 straight yrs; 49.1% in 2009
14 Heyward, J - ATL 19 Has only played 47 games at AA and 3 at AAA
15 Coghlan, C - FLA 19 Hit .372 with league-leading 113 hits in 2nd half
16 Bruce, J - CIN 18 AVG dropped to .223 while GB/FB plunged in '09
17 Gonzalez, C - COL 18 OPS jumped from .634 in '08 to .878 in '09
18 Hart, C - MIL 18 .690 OPS vs LHP in 2009, career rate was .870
19 McLouth, N - ATL 18 Career .711 OPS vs LHP; platoon with Melky?
20 Morgan, N - WAS 18 Career 2.05 GB/FB ratio. Led NL in CS in 2009.
21 Ramirez, M - LA 18 Career OPS of 1.002 is #9 all-time, #2 active.
22 Fowler, D - COL 17 Hit .321 vs LHP and only .240 vs RHP
23 Jackson, C - ARI 17 Steady .290/.370/.450 from '06-08
24 Beltran, C - NYM 16 Out for at least the first month of the season
25 Hawpe, B - COL 16 Career .908 OPS vs RHP but only .750 vs LHP
26 Ibanez, R - PHI 16 Fell to .232/.326/.448 in 2H from .309/.367/.649
27 Ludwick, R - STL 16 Big drop from .299-37HR in '08
28 Milledge, L - PIT 16 FB% rose over last 2 yrs; HRs should follow
29 Ross, C - FLA 16 2 nice yrs in FLA, but the 122K/34BB is scary
30 Byrd, M - CHC 15 20 HR came as FB% jumped from 32% to 41%
31 Maybin, C - FLA 15 Hit .293/.353/.500 after Sept callup
32 Headley, C - SD 14 Hit .208 at Petco (.651 OPS) but .305 (.803) away
33 Soriano, A - CHC 14 OPS, HR, and SB have dropped each of last 3 yrs
34 Willingham, J-WAS 14 Had .995 OPS in 1st H, but only .755 in the 2nd
35 Blanks, K - SD 13 Good hitter .920 OPS (HiA), .918 (AA), .878 (AAA)
36 DeRosa, M - SF 13 At age 35, can he bounce back from a poor 2Hf?
37 Murphy, D - NYM 13 Has beaten out Jacobs and Davis for 1B job
38 Gomez, C - MIL 12 Great speed, but must improve 4.4:1 K:BB ratio
39 Rasmus, C - STL 12 Dominated AA in '07 (.932 OPS) but has struggled in AAA/NL
40 Stubbs, D - CIN 12 Can steal bases, but many Ks  despite little power
41 Young, C - ARI 12 Will .902 OPS last Sept point to comeback season?
42 Jones, G - PIT 12 5 yrs in AAA with .784 OPS, then .938 with PIT
43 Cabrera, M - ATL 11 Career 1.6 GB/FB ratio means HR total stays low
44 Francoeur, J - NYM 11 Career .311 OBP/.432 SLG not enough for a RF
45 Fukudome, K - CHC 11 Hit only .164 vs LHP in '09 after .276 in '08
46 Smith, S - COL 11 Crowded OF in COL (Fowler, Hawpe,  CGonzalez)
47 Dickerson, C - CIN 10 Could get double figures in HR/SB, but must watch Ks
48 Schierholtz, N - SF 9 Hit well in minors, but plate discipline is a concern
49 Rowand, A - SF 8 Slumped from .288 (.806 OPS) in 1H to .218 (.629) in 2nd
50 Diaz, M - ATL 7 Has .921 career OPS vs. LHP; only .722 vs RHP
51 Venable, W - SD 7 Like many Padres, better OPS away (.866-.664)
52 Schumaker, S - STL 6 .301 Career AVG in majors after .298 in AAA
53 Gwynn, T - SD 6 Career 23% line drive rate among best for active players
54 Church, R - PIT 5 Consistent AVG, but SLG has dropped 3 straight yrs
55 Harris, W - WAS 5 Should have PT with Dukes gone and Maxwell in AAA
56 Hairston, S - SD 4 Can't hit against RHP ( .702 OPS), but should get ABs vs LHP
57 Spilborghs, R - COL 4 Should replace Hawpe against LHP
58 Velez, E - SF 3 Great speed, but must improve .305 career OBP
59 Gomes, J - CIN 3 Excellent power, poor defensive player; will get platoon ABs
60 Hairston, J - SD 3 Will play all over the infield and outfield; could replace Eckstein
61 Pagan, A - NYM 3 Looks to have won the CF job over Matthews Jr while Beltran is out
62 Bowker, J - SF 2 Great '09 AAA season and 18 RBI in Spring may earn him a look
63 Edmonds, J - MIL 2 Made the Brewers team; could he steal time from Gomez or Hart?
64 Francisco, B - PHI 2 Nice backup OF, but won't play regularly unless injuries hit the Phils
65 Hinske, E - ATL 2 Nice backup to have around; starting to hit more balls in the air
66 Johnson, R - LA 2 4th OF in LA; should get PT spelling Manny and maybe Ethier
67 Nady, X - CHC 2 Might not be ready for OF duty until June after TJ surgery
68 Parra, G - ARI 2 Must improve on 89K/25BB ratio from '09; will be the 4th OF
69 Tatis, F - NYM 2 Should get platoon ABs at 1B with Daniel Murphy
70 Taveras, W - WAS 2 Will steal some bases, assuming he makes the Nats' roster
71 Young, D - PIT 2 Will get some ABs between 2B and OF; must improve plate discipline
72 Salazar, O - SD 1 Nice hitter, but playing time may be hard to find
73 Anderson, G - LA 1 Should be the 5th OF for the Dodgers; not much fantasy value
74 Bernadina, R - WAS 1 Could be part of a platoon in RF, if he makes the club
75 Colvin, T - CHC 1 Has made the Cubs roster; needs to improve plate discipline to stick
76 Gerut, J - MIL 1 May have fallen behind Edmonds on the depth chart
77 Heisey, C - CIN 1 Impressed in AAA in '09, but didn't make the Reds out of ST
78 Lewis, F - SF 1 May start year on DL; playing time in SF is uncertain
79 Hoffpauir, M - CHC 1 Battling for roster spot with Tracy, Fuld, and Millar
80 Michaels, J - HOU 1 4th OF in Houston; not much upside or opportunity
81 Nix, L - CIN 1 Battling with Balentien for 5th OF spot; good power with poor OBP
82 Raynor, J - PIT 1 Rule 5 pick from Marlins still hoping to make the 25 man roster
83 Torres, A - SF 1 Battling for the last roster spot on Giants with Bowker, Lewis, Ford
84 Stanton, M - FLA 0 Excellent power potential, but still a year away
85 Denorfia, C - SD 0 In contention for 25th spot on Padres
86 Martinez, F - NYM 0 good power potential; will start in AAA
87 Cunningham, A - SD 0 Hit well in AAA, but struggled in majors; will start in AAA
88 Carter, C - NYM 0 Nice spring, but will likely start year in AAA
89 Schafer, J - ATL 0 Still bothered by hand injury; may start year on DL in AAA
90 Balentien, W - CIN 0 Battling Laynce Nix for 5th OF spot
91 Inglett, J - MIL 0 Looks to be 25th man on Brewers
92 Maxwell, J - WAS 0 couldn't win RF job; will start in AAA
93 Moss, B - PIT 0 Poor spring may mean waivers for Moss
94 Duncan, C - WAS 0 Will try to find his swing in AAA
95 Matthews Jr., G - NYM 0 Couldn't beat out Angel Pagan for CF job
96 Durango, L - SD 0 Good speed and OBP; will start in AAA
97 Pearce, S - PIT 0 Decent spring, but probably will start in AAA
98 Repko, J - LA 0 Signing of Garrett Anderson sends Repko to AAA
99 Sullivan, C - HOU 0 Competing with Jason Bourgeois for 5th OF spot
100 Carroll, B - FLA 0 Likely will start year on DL