Fantasy baseball OF ranks

Fantasy baseball OF ranks

The following players qualify at outfielder in standard Yahoo! leagues. Rankings are based on a 5x5 scoring system (batting average, runs, home runs, RBIs, stolen bases).

1. Ryan Braun, Brewers
2. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies
3. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
4. Mike Trout, Angels
NOTE: The AL's best player over last month.
5. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
6. Jose Bautista, Blue Jays
7. Curtis Granderson, Yankees
8. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
NOTE: Doubtful we'll see the bags this year.
9. Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins
10. Nelson Cruz, Rangers
11. Adam Jones, Orioles
12. Carlos Beltran, Cardinals
13. Melky Cabrera, Giants
NOTE: Line-drive spike and contact rate back him up.
14. Mark Trumbo, Angels
15. Hunter Pence, Phillies
16. Matt Holliday, Cardinals
17. Bryce Harper, Nationals
18. Allen Craig, Cardinals
NOTE: A superstar waiting to happen, just needs to be healthy.
19. Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox
20. Jay Bruce, Reds
NOTE: Heavy slumps come with strikeouts and fly balls.
21. Andre Ethier, Dodgers
22. Corey Hart, Brewers
23. Josh Reddick, Athletics
24. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
NOTE: Is the thumb still bothering him?
25. Michael Bourn, Braves
NOTE: Power came out of nowhere.
26. Michael Cuddyer, Rockies
27. Shane Victorino, Phillies
28. B.J. Upton, Rays
NOTE: Playing for his next big contract.
29. Jason Heyward, Braves
30. Shin-Soo Choo, Indians
31. Nick Swisher, Yankees
32. Ben Zobrist, Rays
NOTE: Signs of life in last week.
33. Martin Prado, Braves
34. Angel Pagan, Giants
35. Dexter Fowler, Rockies
NOTE: Unreal at home, struggles at sea level.
36. Josh Willingham, Twins
37. Desmond Jennings, Rays
38. Alejandro De Aza, White Sox
39. Alex Rios, White Sox
40. Carlos Quentin, Padres
NOTE: Already showing up in trade talks.
41. Dayan Viciedo, White Sox
NOTE: Hacks first, asks questions later.
42. Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays
43. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
44. Austin Jackson, TigersNOTE: Mostly, they miss his sublime defense.
45. Matt Joyce, Rays
46. Cameron Maybin, Padres
NOTE: An excellent buy-low candidate.
47. Howie Kendrick, Angels
48. Kendrys Morales, Angels
49. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
NOTE: On power binge, should get moved to contender.
50. Lucas Duda, Mets
51. Alex Gordon, Royals
52. Jeff Francoeur, Royals
53. Michael Morse, Nationals
54. Jason Kubel, Diamondbacks
55. Rajai Davis, Blue Jays
NOTE: He'll run whenever possible.
56. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
NOTE: Hoping for July return.
57. Drew Stubbs, Reds
58. Torii Hunter, Angels
59. Emilio Bonifacio, Marlins
60. Bryan LaHair, Cubs
61. Trevor Plouffe, Twins
NOTE: Average risk, but power seems legit.
62. Michael Brantley, Indians
63. Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
64. Mitch Moreland, Rangers
65. Brennan Boesch, Tigers
NOTE: Back in No. 2 slot, swinging well.
66. Carl Crawford, Red Sox
67. Michael Saunders, Mariners
68. Seth Smith, Athletics
NOTE: Needed on a corner with others nicked.
69. Carlos Lee, Astros
70. Logan Morrison, Marlins
71. Ben Revere, Twins
NOTE: A three-category man, but no pop.
72. Gregor Blanco, Giants
73. Ty Wigginton, Phillies
74. David Murphy, Rangers
NOTE: Have some fun in Arlington.
75. Lance Berkman, Cardinals
76. Raul Ibanez, Yankees
77. Coco Crisp, Athletics
78. Yonder Alonso, Padres
NOTE: Line-drive machine, no power.
79. Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mets
80. Norichika Aoki, Brewers
81. Alex Presley, Pirates
NOTE: Category juice in the leadoff spot.
82. Scott Hairston, Mets
83. Ryan Ludwick, Reds
84. Jon Jay, Cardinals
NOTE: Badly needed back in center.
85. Luke Scott, Rays
86. Jordan Schafer, Astros
87. Delmon Young, Tigers
88. Jose Tabata, Pirates
89. Denard Span, Twins
90. Vernon Wells, Angels
91. Juan Pierre, Phillies
92. Nyjer Morgan, Brewers
93. Jason Bay, Mets
NOTE: Should they just let Hairston take over?
94. Brett Gardner, Yankees
95. Gerardo Parra, Diamondbacks
96. Andy Dirks, Tigers
97. Daniel Nava, Red Sox
98. Tony Campana, Cubs
NOTE: Speed demon, not much else here.
99. Jerry Hairston Jr., Dodgers
100. Bobby Abreu, Dodgers

What’s next for Cubs and Jason Hammel?

What’s next for Cubs and Jason Hammel?

PITTSBURGH – Making a risk-reward decision, the Cubs will shut down Jason Hammel and not start him Friday night against the Cincinnati Reds, leaving his playoff status and future in the organization uncertain.

Hammel said he’s been feeling tightness in his right elbow for weeks, which may have dulled the sharpness to his slider and explained some of his second-half struggles, which have put him on the postseason-roster bubble, if not on the outside looking in. 

After Friday’s TBD, Jon Lester and Kyle Hendricks are still scheduled to start the season’s final two games at Great American Ball Park, putting them at the front of a playoff rotation that didn’t figure to include Hammel anyway.

“That decision lays in their hands,” said Hammel, who has been playing catch and throwing off flat ground during this week's spring-training-like series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park. “Health-wise, I’m not stressing about it. Collectively, we talked about it. And for being available through October, is it really worth something right now happening in a game that – more or less – doesn’t really matter?”

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The Hammel 2.0 reboot still has to be considered a success, with another All-Star-caliber first half, a career-high 15 wins, a 3.83 ERA and an overall resume that would look dramatically different if he didn’t have three starts allowing nine or 10 runs. 

The Cubs hold a $12 million option – with a $2 million buyout – for next season that could make Hammel an attractive trade chip given this winter’s shallow pool of free agents.   

“Obviously, not happy with the way things ended,” Hammel said. “But I would say for 9/10ths of the season, I was very good. I’ll take that into the offseason and add onto what I added (last) offseason.

“Some crazy freak incident like this can derail it, but overall my body feels good. I accomplished what I wanted to accomplish, which was to make 30-plus starts and be competitive, save for five, six starts. Out of 30, I’d say that’s pretty good.”   

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Could Jay Cutler lose his starting job as Bears QB?

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SportsTalk Live Podcast: Could Jay Cutler lose his starting job as Bears QB?

Tonight's panel include Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times, Hub Arkush from Pro Football Weekly, and NFL Analyst Dan Pompei. The guys discuss whether Jay Cutler could lose his starting job to Brian Hoyer, question if Joe Maddon is managing his starting rotation properly heading into the postseason, and talk about whether Robin Ventura will return to manage the White Sox next season.

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