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May Outfielder Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: May 1, 2019, 4:51 am ET

Up this week are the May rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position. Designated hitters are listed with the first basemen.

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Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

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Outfielder rankings

MayOutfieldTeam2019
1Mike TroutAngels1
2Mookie BettsRed Sox2
3Christian YelichBrewers3
4J.D. MartinezRed Sox4
5Ronald AcunaBraves5
6Andrew BenintendiRed Sox6
7Bryce HarperPhillies8
8Juan SotoNationals10
9Giancarlo StantonYankees9
10Starling MartePirates12
11Eddie RosarioTwins18
12Mitch HanigerMariners15
13David DahlRockies13
14Rhys HoskinsPhillies17
15Charlie BlackmonRockies11
16Joey GalloRangers20
17Marcell OzunaCardinals25
18Aaron JudgeYankees7
19Yasiel PuigReds14
20George SpringerAstros24
21Tommy PhamRays22
22Victor RoblesNationals19
23Nicholas CastellanosTigers21
24Lorenzo CainBrewers23
25Andrew McCutchenPhillies26
26Max KeplerTwins28
27Michael ConfortoMets36
28Domingo SantanaMariners49
29Byron BuxtonTwins29
30Michael BrantleyAstros37
31Nomar MazaraRangers32
32Gregory PolancoPirates40
33David PeraltaDiamondbacks45
34Eloy JimenezWhite Sox31
35Randal GrichukBlue Jays34
36Justin UptonAngels27
37Aaron HicksYankees33
38Mallex SmithMariners16
39Ryan BraunBrewers38
40Adam EatonNationals43
41Trey ManciniOrioles55
42Ender InciarteBraves30
43Ramon LaureanoAthletics42
44Billy HamiltonRoyals39
45Alex VerdugoDodgers75
46Jesse WinkerReds53
47Hunter RenfroePadres47
48Teoscar HernandezBlue Jays41
49Kyle SchwarberCubs44
50A.J. PollockDodgers35
51Adam JonesDiamondbacks57
52Franmil ReyesPadres71
53Brandon NimmoMets50
54Stephen PiscottyAthletics52
55Austin MeadowsRays58
56Jackie Bradley Jr.Red Sox48
57Kole CalhounAngels60
58Joc PedersonDodgers59
59Shin-Soo ChooRangers62
60Raimel TapiaRockies86
61Jason HeywardCubs96
62Corey DickersonPirates46
63Jay BruceMariners63
64Jorge SolerRoyals56
65Clint FrazierYankees94
66Kevin KiermaierRays80
67Manuel MargotPadres64
68Eric ThamesBrewers77
69Harrison BaderCardinals67
70Odubel HerreraPhillies66
71Delino DeShieldsRangers70
72Nick MarkakisBraves73
73Carlos GonzalezIndians72
74Alex GordonRoyals104
75Leonys MartinIndians74
76Dexter FowlerCardinals82
77Kevin PillarGiants68
78Jarrod DysonDiamondbacks87
79Franchy CorderoPadres51
80Brett GardnerYankees85
81Christin StewartTigers88
82Albert AlmoraCubs79
83Avisail GarciaRays99
84Brian GoodwinAngels105
85Tyler O'NeillCardinals69
86Dwight SmithOrioles126
87Yoenis CespedesMets90
88Josh ReddickAstros106
89Billy McKinneyBlue Jays100
90Derek FisherAstros89
91Matt KempReds76
92Tony KempAstros81
93Yordan AlvarezAstros206
94Hunter PenceRangers121
95Oscar MercadoIndians119
96JaCoby JonesTigers98
97Kyle TuckerAstros65
98Cedric MullinsOrioles54
99Tyler NaquinIndians109
100Leury GarciaWhite Sox124
101Joey RickardOrioles107
102Scott ScheblerReds83
103Michael TaylorNationals110
104Lonnie ChisenhallPirates91
105Keon BroxtonMets97
106Steven DuggarGiants95
107Lewis BrinsonMarlins78
108Jake MarisnickAstros112
109Ben GamelBrewers117
110Braden BishopMariners149
111Jordan LuplowIndians101
112Willie CalhounRangers92
113Nick WilliamsPhillies103
114Curtis GrandersonMarlins108
115Garrett CooperMarlins129
116Mark CanhaAthletics114
117Gerardo ParraGiants122
118Mike TauchmanYankees128
119Dustin FowlerAthletics113
120Bradley ZimmerIndians120
121Anthony AlfordBlue Jays145
122Adam DuvallBraves132
123Melky CabreraPirates148
124Greg AllenIndians102
125Roman QuinnPhillies84
126Terrance GoreRoyals142
127Juan LagaresMets118
128Phillip ErvinReds139
129Ryan CordellWhite Sox204
130Jonathan DavisBlue Jays231
131Denard Span 115
132Daniel PalkaWhite Sox93
133Yasmany TomasDiamondbacks125
134Pablo ReyesPirates127
135Austin HaysOrioles133
136Luis RobertWhite Sox195
137Austin SlaterGiants123
138Adam EngelWhite Sox116
139Monte HarrisonMarlins207
140Socrates BritoBlue Jays130
141Rajai DavisMets135
142Isaac GallowayMarlins168
143Cameron MaybinYankees150
144Danny SantanaRangersNR
145Nicky DelmonicoWhite Sox180
146Dalton PompeyBlue Jays134
147Travis JankowskiPadres159
148Jon JayWhite Sox136
149Mikie MahtookTigers137
150Nick MartiniAthletics144

 

Dropping off: Jorge Bonifacio (131st), Matt Holliday (138th), Andrew Toles (140th), Preston Tucker (141st), Jake Cave (143rd), Jacoby Ellsbury (146th), Carlos Gomez (147th)

 

  • Granted that 3-for-46 is pretty dreadful, but it still seems like an overreaction that the Mariners demoted Mallex Smith on Tuesday because of two bad weeks. He started pretty well before that, hitting .255/.339/.392 in his first 12 games. Part of the problem, though, is that Smith’s defense in center field has been less than stellar; he might fit better in left field and his bat will never make him a real asset there. My guess is that Smith is back within 2-3 weeks and still finishes among the AL leaders in steals. Braden Bishop, his replacement on the roster, is a solid hitter and perhaps a better long-term option than Smith in center, but with just five steals and 11 homers in 435 minor league at-bats since the start of 2018, he doesn’t have nearly as much to offer for fantasy purposes.
  • Austin Meadows would have cracked the top 40 here if he had been healthy, but because of his thumb injury, he’s ranked close to where he was in the preseason.
  • I have no idea how much time A.J. Pollock is going to miss with the elbow infection. If it looks like it’s going to turn into a long-term thing, Alex Verdugo would move up into the top 40.

Matthew Pouliot

Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of NBC Sports Edge and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.