Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings: Top players, sleepers at outfield for 2020

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Few preseason fantasy baseball tasks are more difficult than putting together OF rankings. Starting pitcher and closer rankings are also tough, but at least we know they’re an exercise in futility even as we’re compiling them. Outfield is different because it feels like a code we can crack (even though we can’t). There are so many players, from all-around studs to one-category sleepers, spread throughout the various tiers, that outfield is really a position that needs its own cheat sheet heading into 2020 drafts. 

Once you get past the top 20 or so OFs, how you’re building your specific team is really more important than how the players are ranked below. We might think Kyle Schwarber’s overall impact will be slightly higher than Ramon Laureano’s, but if you need some steals and a higher average, Laureano probably makes more sense for you. 

2020 Fantasy Baseball Rankings:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Starter | Reliever | Top 300

You’re going to be making a lot of decisions like that with your outfielders. The big power-speed guys will go within the first five or six picks of the draft — and then there are a host of big-time sluggers who will go throughout the next couple rounds — but as soon as guys like Starling Marte and Austin Meadows are nearing the top of your queue, you know you have some decisions to make in regards to balancing out your roster. 

2020 Fantasy Baseball Tiers, Draft Strategy:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfield | Starter | Reliever

Like the corner infield spots, you’ll always be able to find 30-HR upside with outfield, even deep into your draft. Finding the guy who hits 37 HRs instead of 25 is what often separates the top tier from the middling teams, and unfortunately, it’s not easy to do. Luck is certainly involved to some degree, but finding guys with clear(ish) paths to playing time and decent peripheral stats goes a long way. It’s also worth taking some chances at this position with your final starter/bench spots because there will always be worthwhile pickups available throughout the year. 

Fantasy Baseball Draft Strategies: Auction | Keeper/Dynasty | Points

As always, the players listed below are ranked as if they’re only eligible at OF. Players eligible at multiple positions may be ranked higher in our overall rankings. 

2020 Fantasy Baseball Sleepers:
Catcher | First | Second | Third | Short | Outfielder | Starter | Each team

We’ll be updating our OF rankings throughout the spring, so check back for the latest player movement. 

DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Ultimate 2020 Fantasy Baseball Cheat Sheet

Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings

Rankings based on 5×5 H2H leagues with Rs, HRs, RBIs, SBs, and batting average as categories

Position eligibility based on Yahoo default settings (5 games started or 10 games played at a position)

* = not eligible at that position on draft day but expected to play there during the season

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RankingPlayerTeamOther eligibility
1Ronald Acuna Jr.Braves
2Christian YelichBrewers
3Mike TroutAngels
4Mookie BettsDodgers
5Cody BellingerDodgers1B
6Juan SotoNationals
7J.D. MartinezRed Sox
8George SpringerAstros
9Yordan AlvarezAstros
10Bryce HarperPhillies
11Aaron JudgeYankees
12Giancarlo StantonYankees
13Starling MarteD-backs
14Eloy JimenezWhite Sox
15Charlie BlackmonRockies
16Austin MeadowsRays
17Kris BryantCubs3B
18Nicholas CastellanosReds
19Jorge SolerRoyals
20Jonathan Villar*Marlins2B, SS
21Ketel MarteD-backs2B, SS
22Franmil ReyesIndians
23Kyle SchwarberCubs
24Joey GalloRangers
25Whit MerrifieldRoyals2B
26Oscar MercadoIndians
27Victor RoblesNationals
28Andrew BenintendiRed Sox
29Ramon LaureanoA’s
30Luis RobertWhite Sox
31Tommy PhamPadres
32Marcell OzunaBraves
33Michael ConfortoMets
34Willie CalhounRangers
35Justin UptonAngels
36Kyle TuckerAstros
37Eddie RosarioTwins
38Michael BrantleyAstros
39Byron BuxtonTwins
40Mallex SmithMariners
41Cavan BiggioBlue Jays2B
42Scott KingeryPhillies2B, 3B, SS
43Danny SantanaRangers1B, 2B, 3B, SS
44Max KeplerTwins
45Aristides AquinoReds
46Andrew McCutchenPhillies
47David DahlRockies
48Avisail GarciaBrewers
49Jeff McNeilMets2B, 3B
50Tommy EdmanCardinals2B, 3B
51Nick SenzelReds
52Bryan ReynoldsPirates
53Brandon LoweRays1B, 2B
54Lourdes Gurriel Jr.Blue Jays2B
55Wil MyersPadres1B
56Ian HappCubs2B, 3B
57Lorenzo CainBrewers
58Adam EatonNationals
59Brian AndersonMarlins3B
60Randal GrichukBlue Jays
61Hunter RenfroeRays
62Kole CalhounD-backs
63J.D. DavisMets3B
64Joc PedersonDodgers1B
65Jarrod DysonPirates
66Alex VerdugoRed Sox
67Gregory PolancoPirates
68Shin-Soo ChooRangers
69David PeraltaD-backs
70Mark CanhaA’s1B
71Ryan BraunBrewers1B*
72Hunter DozierRoyals1B, 3B
73Brett GardnerYankees
74Trent GrishamPadres
75Harrison BaderCardinals
76Jurickson ProfarPadres2B
77Jackie Bradley Jr.Red Sox
78A.J. PollockDodgers
79Austin HaysOrioles
80Teoscar HernandezBlue Jays
81Kevin KiermaierRays
82Domingo SantanaIndians
83Nomar MazaraWhite Sox
84Jo AdellAngels
85Eric ThamesNationals1B
86Yoshi TsutsugoRays3B
87Austin RileyBraves3B*
88Tyler O’NeillCardinals
89Mike YastrzemskiGiants
90Anthony SantanderOrioles
91Brandon NimmoMets
92Stephen PiscottyA’s
93Corey DickersonMarlins
94Jake FraleyMariners
95Jake BauersIndians1B
96Kevin PillarRed Sox
97Jordan LuplowIndians
98Ender InciarteBraves
99Dominic SmithMets1B
100Garrett CooperMarlins1B
101Jesse WinkerReds
102Jose MartinezRays

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