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Fantasy Baseball: Midseason Outfielder Rankings

This article was written by Seth Walder over at Fake Teams

For those of you who have never done rankings, let me just tell you: It's much harder than it looks. For the outfielders we ranked our personal top 50. As always I'll remind you that these rankings are strictly our predictions for performance from this point on in the season. 

I find that rankings are particularly helpful for figuring out waiver wire options, as well as looking at possible trades you might not have thought of otherwise. Because this pool is so large, even more of those observations are available to you, I encourage you to look over the chart and see how individuals ranked players in addition to our group average. 

Because we ranked 50, the chart is quite large and I decided it would be too much to put on the front page--you will find it right after the jump

Rank Player Ray Jason Brian Seth Average
1 Ryan Braun 1 1 2 1 1.25
T-2 Carl Crawford 8 2 1 2 3.25
T-2 Matt Holliday 3 7 4 3 3.25
T-2 Matt Kemp 2 4 3 4 3.25
T-5 Josh Hamilton 6 3 9 5 5.75
T-5 Vladimir Guerrero 4 5 7 7 5.75
7 Justin Upton 7 8 5 8 7
8 Alex Rios 10 6 6 13 8.75
9 Andre Ethier 9 10 8 9 9
T-10 Andrew McCutchen 5 17 15 12 12.25
T-10 Carlos Gonzalez 11 11 12 15 12.25
12 Torii Hunter 13 9 10 19 12.75
13 Adam Dunn 18 14 11 11 13.5
14 Jayson Werth 15 22 14 14 16.25
15 Ichiro Suzuki 26 18 17 6 16.75
16 Shane Victorino 17 16 18 17 17
17 Nelson Cruz 19 24 19 10 18
18 Chris Young 21 13 29 16 19.75
19 Bobby Abreu 25 19 23 22 22.25
20 Shin-Soo Choo 12 12 21 47 23
21 Brett Gardner 29 15 30 20 23.5
22 Vernon Wells 31 21 25 25 25.5
23 Nick Swisher 22 29 31 21 25.75
T-24 Jason Heyward 20 37 20 28 26.25
T-24 Colby Rasmus 16 26 13 29 26.25
26 Corey Hart 30 20 27 33 27.5
27 Jason Bay 35 30 24 23 28
28 Adam Jones 36 25 22 32 28.75
29 Magglio Ordonez 14 35 44 24 29.25
30 Ben Zobrist 41 28 28 26 30.75
31 Carlos Lee 39 23 26 39 31.75
32 Jay Bruce 23 45 16 45 32.25
33 Manny Ramirez 33 38 NR 18 35
34 Alfonso Soriano 24 33 NR 34 35.5
35 Juan Pierre 28 NR 32 36 36.75
36 Nick Markakis NR 35 34 30 37.5
37 Brennan Boesch NR 27 NR 27 39
38 Carlos Quentin 34 41 42 42 39.75
39 Curtis Granderson NR 40 35 35 40.25
40 Drew Stubbs 44 37 33 NR 41.25
41 Michael Bourn 27 NR 37 NR 41.5
T-42 Aubrey Huff NR 32 43 41 41.75
T-42 Garrett Jones 37 46 41 43 41.75
T-44 Jose Bautista 42 42 36 49 42.25
T-44 Josh Willingham NR 34 46 38 42.25
46 B.J. Upton 47 31 50 46 43.5
T-47 Delmon Young 49 43 38 48 44.5
T-47 Hunter Pence 32 44 NR NR 44.5
49 Denard Span 50 47 40 44 45.25
50 Marlon Byrd 43 NR 49 40 45.75
51 Scott Podsednik NR NR NR 31 46
T-52 Chris Coghlan NR 48 39 NR 47.25
T-52 Carlos Beltran NR 50 NR 37 47.25
54 J.D. Drew 38 NR NR NR 47.75
55 Ryan Ludwick 40 NR NR 50 48
56 Cody Ross 46 49 47 NR 48.25
T-57 Angel Pagan NR NR 45 NR 49.5
T-57 David Dejesus 45 NR NR NR 49.5
T-59 Michael Stanton 48 NR NR NR 50.25
T-59 Andres Torres NR NR 48 NR 50.25

In terms of players we disagreed on, I would suggest not reading too much into the injured players: Shin-Soo Choo and Manny Ramirez. Clearly our personal rankings reflect a difference in when we think those players will return to action. 

But there were some other players that we were fairly polarized on. A quick overview of ones that I noticed included: Ichiro Suzuki, Chris B. Young, Jason Heyward, Colby Rasmus, Magglio Ordonez, Jay Bruce, Alfonso Soriano, Brennan Boesch and Aubrey Huff.