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

Preview: Cubs wrap up series with Pirates on CSN

Preview: Cubs wrap up series with Pirates on CSN

The Cubs wrap up their three-game series with the visiting Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday night at Wrigley Field, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage from the North Side starts at 7 p.m., and be sure to stick around following the final out for reaction and analysis on Cubs Postgame Live.

Starting pitching matchup: Jason Hammel (13-7, 3.21 ERA) vs. Ryan Vogelsong (3-3, 3.02 ERA)

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Preview: Chris Sale, White Sox close out series with Tigers on CSN

Preview: Chris Sale, White Sox close out series with Tigers on CSN

The White Sox close out their series against the Detroit Tigers Wednesday, and you can catch all the action on CSN. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

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White Sox bullpen falters in loss to Tigers

White Sox bullpen falters in loss to Tigers

DETROIT — The 2016 White Sox expected an improved offense when they addressed two of last season’s biggest needs with trades for Todd Frazier and Brett Lawrie.

While scoring is up a hair over the 2015 club, it hasn’t nearly been enough.

As they have for much of the season, the White Sox jumped out to an early three-run lead on Tuesday night but failed to put their opponents away. Their dormancy allowed the Detroit Tigers to rally back to send the White Sox to an 8-4 loss in front of 27,121 at Comerica Park. Frazier homered early before Detroit scored eight runs between the fifth and seventh innings. The Tigers look to complete a three-game sweep of the White Sox on Wednesday afternoon on CSN.

“That’s kind of been the story of our year,” leadoff man Adam Eaton said. “With runners in scoring position we haven’t been able to drive in and get the big hit. When we do that we win. When we get it done we win and when we don’t it bites us.”

The White Sox thought they added serious bite to an offense that finished at or near the bottom of the American League in 2015 in most of the major categories. Frazier was acquired in a three-team deal from the Cincinnati Reds and Lawrie came over from Oakland for two-minor leaguers. On top of the acquisitions of Melky Cabrera and Adam LaRoche a year earlier, Frazier and Lawrie were expected to bolster positions in which the White Sox finished last in OPS in the majors last season.

To an extent, the plan has worked. The White Sox entered Tuesday having increased their scoring average to 4.07 runs per game, up from 3.84. But even with that improvement, the White Sox started play 13th among 15 AL clubs in runs scored and 63 runs below the league average.

They also were 13th in home runs (131), slugging percentage (.402) and OPS (.717).

Part of their struggles can be attributed to injuries — Lawrie has been out since July 22 and Austin Jackson has been gone since early June. The unexpected retirement of LaRoche also left the White Sox short on left-handed power in the middle of the lineup and forced Cabrera from the second spot to fifth to provide balance. And some can be attributed to down years by several key veterans, including the performance with runners in scoring position by Jose Abreu and Frazier.

But even the White Sox thought they’d be a better run-scoring team than they have proven through 131 games.

“I think we did,” White Sox manager Robin Ventura said. “You lose Rochie at the beginning of the year, and that changed the left-handed dynamic of what our lineup would have been like. But you still expect guys to hit a little better and score more runs than we’ve done. We haven’t held up our end of the bargain.”

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Their end of the bargain left the White Sox vulnerable on Tuesday. Frazier’s two-run homer and an RBI groundout by Eaton in the second inning had the White Sox in command. But Daniel Norris struck out Tim Anderson to strand a runner at third.

Then in the fourth, Norris got Tyler Saladino to fly out to shallow right, which prevented the runner on third from tagging. After Eaton walked, Norris got Anderson to ground into a fielder’s choice.

Even though Norris’ pitch count was sky high, the White Sox failed to knock him out of the game. That allowed the Tigers to rally back against Anthony Ranaudo, Matt Albers and Jacob Turner.

“They seem to add on,” Ventura said. “They don’t stop adding on that extra run. A guy on third with less than two outs, they’re able to get it in. That’s been an Achilles heel for us.”

It’s also been a source of frustration, Eaton said. The White Sox look around the room and feel like they have a talented group, especially now with Justin Morneau solidifying the middle. But once again, that group didn’t keep their foot on the pedal and paid the price.

“They just continue to plug away,” Eaton said. “Their offense is good enough to come back from any deficit. Hats off to them, but we’ve got to keep adding on. We got on Norris early and got his pitch count up, but we’ve got to keep knocking on the door. We didn’t keep on it enough and knock him out real early.

“Top to bottom I think we have a pretty good lineup. It is frustrating when you don’t get that big hit and vice versa for the big pitch.”