OF Rankings 2017 Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim: Round 1, 2. Mookie Betts, OF, Boston Red Sox: Round 1, 3. Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals: Round 2, 4. Trea Turner, OF, Washington Nationals: Round 2, 5. Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies: Round 2, 6. Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Round 3, 7. Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins: Round 3, 8. Ryan Braun, OF, Milwuakee Brewers: Round 4, 9. Nelson Cruz, OF, Seattle Mariners: Round 4, 10. George Springer, OF, Houston Astros: Round 5, 11. Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Round 5, 12. Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies: Round 5, 13. Yoenis Cespedes, OF, New York Mets: Round 6, 14. Ian Desmond, OF, Colorado Rockies: Round 6, 15. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates: Round 6, 16. A.J. Pollock, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks: Round 6, 17. Justin Upton, OF, Detroit Tigers: Round 8, 18. J.D. Martinez, OF, Detroit Tigers: Round 8, 19. Mark Trumbo, OF, Baltimore Orioles: Round 8, 20. Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays: Round 8, 21. David Dahl, OF, Colorado Rockies: Round 8, 22. Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles: Round 13, 23. Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins: Round 13, 24. Kyle Schwarber, OF, Chicago Cubs: Round 13, 25. Dexter Fowler, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Round 14, 26. Stephen Piscotty, OF, St. Louis Cardinals: Round 14, 27. Khris Davis, OF, Oakland Athletics: Round 16, 28. Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati Reds: Round 17, 29. Adam Eaton, OF, Washington Nationals: Round 18, 30. Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston Red Sox: Round 19


2017 Fantasy Baseball Outfielder Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: March 18, 2017.



  1. Mike Trout, OF, Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim

    Mike Trout is a complete 5-tool bat. For the third year in a row, Trout is expected to be the top overall pick in most Fantasy Baseball drafts.



  2. Mookie Betts, OF, Boston Red Sox

    Mookie Betts emerged in 2016 as a front runner to challenge Trout to be the top pick for 2017 Fantasy drafts. Boston has Andrew Benintendi and Jackie Bradley Jr. who are worth taking flyers on in the late rounds. Betts is a big riser though after showcasing outstanding power and speed in his first big league season. Betts had 31 home runs and 26 stolen bases in 2016.



  3. Bryce Harper, OF, Washington Nationals

    Lots of people have an early first round grade on Bryce Harper. I don't see it. I think Harper is a second round player that is going to get over drafted. Yet he's still the top outfielder after Trout and Betts.



  4. Trea Turner, OF, Washington Nationals

    Trea Turner may provide better value than Harper. I think he's worth a top 15 pick early in the second round right after Harper comes off the board.



  5. Charlie Blackmon, OF, Colorado Rockies

    Charlie Blackmon batted .324 hitting 29 home runs for the Colorado Rockies in 2016. Blackmon is an emerging star that you may end up getting premium first round value for in the second round.




  6. Starling Marte, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Starling Marte may not have hit as many home runs as people expected in 2016. His slugging percentage went up though and he should hit more than 9 home runs in 2017. Marte is moving from left fielder to center fielder plus he is someone that can steal 30 bases for you in a season making him a top 6 outfielder in Fantasy leagues.



  7. Giancarlo Stanton, OF, Miami Marlins
    Giancarlo Stanton is capable of hitting 35 home runs a season when healthy. Season ending injuries have limited him to 27 home runs in each of his last two seasons with the Marlins.



  8. Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee Brewers

    Ryan Braun should have a big year this season after batting above .300 and hitting 30 home runs in 2016. This will be his first full season without a suspension and if he plays up to his potential he may be a top 5 outfielder once again in the MLB if he can match his 2016 numbers.



  9. Nelson Cruz, OF, Seattle Mariners

    Nelson Cruz hit 44 home runs in 2015 and 43 home runs in 2016. If Cruz wasn't 37-years-old on the brink of declining he'd be a top 5 outfielder. Cruz batted .302 in 2015 and .287 in 2016. I think Cruz bats around .275 and hits around 40 home runs if he remains healthy in 2017.



  10. George Springer, OF, Houston Astros

    George Springer is a great and reliable, but not an elite outfielder. That's why I have him rounding out the top 10 because I believe the drop off with outfielders begins after Springer.




  11. Gregory Polanco, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Gregory Polanco is only 25-years-old. Polanco corrected his issues against left handed batters and is under contract with the Pirates until he is 31-years-old. This makes Polanco an awesome addition to anyone who runs a dynasty league team.



  12. Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies

    Carlos Gonzalez had 97 RBI's in 2015 and 100 RBI's in 2016. Gonzalez is one of eight batters to obtain 100 RBI's in 2016.



  13. Yoenis Cespedes, OF, New York Mets

    Yoenis Cespedes is coming off back-to-back seasons of 30 home runs. Cespedes has a 4-year contract and is now 31-years-old so he could remain consistent or possibly decline.



  14. Ian Desmond, OF, Colorado Rockies

    Ian Desmond is playing in a hitter friendly Coors Field. I think Desmond could potentially have a breakout year.



  15. Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates

    Andrew McCutchen may end up rebounding in 2017. McCutchen was rumored to be traded in the offseason. The fact that he wasn't traded after coming off a down-year in 2016 gives McCutchen extra motivation after being the candidate to rival Mike Trout to be the top overall pick in Fantasy Baseball three years ago.




  16. A.J. Pollock, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks

    A.J. Pollock was a top 5 player in 2015. Injuries limited him in 2016.



  17. Justin Upton, OF, Detroit Tigers

    Justin Upton hit 31 home runs in 2016. Detroit offered to trade Upton at the trade deadline, but received no offers for Upton.



  18. J.D. Martinez, OF, Detroit Tigers

    J.D. Martinez hit less home runs and RBI's in 2016. He managed to bat .302 in 2016 though.



  19. Mark Trumbo, OF, Baltimore Orioles

    Mark Trumbo led the MLB with 47 home runs. Trumbo may regress at the age of 31. He should still hit 30 home runs though.



  20. Jose Bautista, OF, Toronto Blue Jays

    Toronto brought back Jose Bautista. Bautista was a Free Agent until January, so I'm kind of surprised nobody else made an offer.




  21. David Dahl, OF, Colorado Rockies

    David Dahl batted .315 in 2016. Dahl reminds me of a young Gregory Polanco and could have a big 2017 season.



  22. Adam Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles

    Adam Jones is one of the more reliable outfielders. He hit 29 home runs in 2016 after hitting 27 home runs in 2017.



  23. Christian Yelich, OF, Miami Marlins

    Christian Yelich has the tools to be a complete 5-tool bat. He just hasn't put everything together yet, but come April I have a strong feeling he puts everything together.



  24. Kyle Schwarber, OF, Chicago Cubs

    Kyle Schwarber missed the 2016 regular season with an injury. While durability may be a concern, Schwarber is the favorite to be the Cubs lead off bat.



  25. Dexter Fowler, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

    Dexter Fowler is a good lead off bat. He may decline in St. Louis being 31-years-old.




  26. Stephen Piscotty, OF, St. Louis Cardinals

    Stephen Piscotty was a first round MLB draft pick. He has potential to be a late round Bryce Harper value pick if he puts everything together.



  27. Khris Davis, OF, Oakland Athletics

    Khris Davis only batted .247 each of the last two years. Davis hit 42 home runs and 102 RBI's in 2016. Davis can be a huge piece for the Athletics moving forward if he matches those numbers in 2017.



  28. Billy Hamilton, OF, Cincinnati Reds

    Billy Hamilton led outfielders in stolen bases. That is what makes him such a valued late round pick.



  29. Adam Eaton, OF, Washington Nationals

    Adam Eaton compliments Bryce Harper and Trea Turner. He should be the lead off batter for the Nationals.



  30. Jackie Bradley Jr., OF, Boston Red Sox

    Jackie Bradley Jr. barely gets the edge over outfielder teammate Andrew Benintendi. Benintendi may have more long-term value in dynasty leagues though.



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