August Outfielder Rankings

Posted: August 3, 2011 in Rankings

By David Kerr

August Top 50 Outfielder Rankings

1. Ryan Braun, Brewers
2. Matt Kemp, Dodgers
3. Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
4. Justin Upton, Diamondbacks
5. Matt Holliday, Cardinals
6. Curtis Granderson, Yankees
7. Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
8. Josh Hamilton, Rangers
9. Nelson Cruz, Rangers
10. Michael Bourn, Braves
11. Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies (DL)
12. Hunter Pence, Phillies
13. Carl Crawford, Red Sox
14. Mike Stanton, Marlins
15. Drew Stubbs, Reds
16. Shane Victorino, Phillies
17. Adam Jones, Orioles
18. Jay Bruce, Reds
19. B.J. Upton, Rays
20. Chris Young, Diamondbacks
21. Alex Gordon, Royals
22. Andre Ethier, Dodgers
23. Carlos Beltran, Giants
24. Brett Gardner, Yankees
25. Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners
26. Melky Cabrera, Royals
27. Nick Swisher, Yankees
28. Nick Markakis, Orioles
29. Corey Hart, Brewers
30. Carlos Quentin, White Sox
31. Brennan Boesch, Tigers
32. Jeff Francoeur, Royals
33. Jayson Werth, Nationals
34. Desmond Jennings, Rays
35. Cameron Maybin, Padres
36. Coco Crisp, A’s
37. Jason Heyward, Braves
38. Seth Smith, Rockies
39. Raul Ibanez, Phillies
40. Johnny Damon, Rays
41. Bobby Abreu, Angels
42. Matt Joyce, Rays
43. Angel Pagan, Mets
44. Colby Rasmus, Blue Jays
45. Michael Brantley, Indians
46. Josh Willingham, A’s
47. Juan Pierre, White Sox
48. Alfonso Soriano, Cubs
49. Marlon Byrd, Cubs
50. Tony Gwynn, Jr., Dodgers

Even while injured a good part of July, Ryan Braun managed to hit .328 with five homers in 17 games. He knocks off Matt Kemp for the top spot. Also moving up is Justin Upton, who is smoking the ball right now. He’s hit seven home runs while batting .436 in his past 16 games. Nelson Cruz is another riser. He’s hit 6 homers and driven in 28 runs since July 1. I really like Mike Stanton the rest of the way. His power numbers can’t be denied. He has a great chance to hit 40 homers. Adam Jones is another guy that’s been remarkably consistent all year. He’s giving you good production for someone you probably got relatively cheap on draft day. I added Desmond Jennings to the rankings this month and slotted him at number 34. I like him a lot and I think he’ll be running every time he gets on base. He has a chance to swipe 25 bags from here on out.

Falling this month is Ichiro Suzuki. He does have 28 steals, but he was always someone you could count on for a .320 average. Hopefully he starts hitting in the final two months. Jayson Werth seems to be coming around somewhat, but I dropped him this month. He’s still only batting .226, so I want to see more from him before I’d recommend him. Jason Heyward must have lingering issues with his shoulder. He’s only hitting .223 on the season. The Braves need him down the stretch, so I’m hopeful he will improve.

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