Saturday, February 10, 2018

Fantasy Focus: Value Outfielders

Outfield is a tough position to write about in fantasy baseball because there are so darn many of them.  Unlike other positions where you only have to worry about 10-15 players for each position, each team will roster a minimum of 3 OF's and there may be additional OF's rostered in UT positions.  Some leagues even require you to carry 5 OF's trying to simulate a real MLB 25 man roster!  So, if you are in a 10 team league, you are going to have to know at least 30 OF's and possibly as many as 50.  Bigger leagues just force you to go even deeper.

Here is a list of OF's with ADP's greater than 30 per Fantasy Pros website who I think may give good value if you have to wait until the end of the draft to pick your last OF or two:

Marwin Gonzalez(#32) is interesting because of his extreme versatility.  He is listed as eligible for all 4 IF positions as well as the OF.  Adam Eaton(#41), Gregory Polanco(#46) and David Dahl(#67) are potential bounceback candidates coming off injuries.  Adam Duvall(#51) seems like a tremendous value to me although his BA may scare come people off.  I absolutely love Willie Calhoun(#64) and Michael Taylor(#65) although Taylor has his work cut out for him to stay ahead of Victor Robles on the National's depth chart.  I like Scott Schebler(#86) in Cincinnati.  If you are chasing SB's, Mallex Smith(#102) is currently sitting on top of the Rays LF depth chart and Victor Reyes is an intriguing Rule 5 pick for the rebuilding Tigers who just might end up as their starting CF.

1 comment:

  1. I picked up a rookie OF on waivers last year Rhys Hoskins of the Phillies who hit 11 hrs in his 1st 18 games! Wow! I'm wondering if he can keep up the power surge in 2018!