Top 50 – Outfield (OF) Rankings – 2010 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide

Get ready for the 2010 Fantasy Baseball season by dominating your draft with some of the best fantasy baseball rankings, stat projections, and player info, all right here for free. Outfield (OF) Rankings are based on a 1-year standard scoring system in mixed AL/NL fantasy baseball leagues for the 2010 season.

Scoring system stats include: runs scored, homeruns, rbi, stolen bases, and batting average – (R, HR, RBI, SB, AVG). AB = at bats during the 2009 season.

In these rankings, for a player to qualify at Outfield (OF), they must have played in at least 10 games or started at least 5 games at the Outfield (OF) position during the 2009 season. Each players 2010 fantasy baseball position eligibility and their age for the 2010 season is provided after their name.

Top 30 – Outfield (OF) Rankings 2010

#1 – Ryan Braun – LF – Milwaukee Brewers (26)

With three consecutive 30 plus homerun seasons to begin his major league career, Braun has firmly established himself as one of the premiere outfielders in all of baseball. At just age 26, and coming off of a career year that included 32 homeruns and 20 stolen bases while racking up a robust .320 batting average during the 2009 season, Braun easily has the potential to tally even better stats in 2010.

2009 Stats: 635 AB, 113 R, 32 HR, 114 RBI, 20 SB, .320 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 105 R, 35 HR, 110 RBI, 20 SB, .310 AVG

#2 – Matt Kemp – CF/RF – Los Angeles Dodgers (25)

After breaking out with a career year last season, Kemp enters the 2010 season with giant expectations. Offering an outstanding power to speed combination that resulted in 26 homeruns and 34 stolen bases during the 2009 season, Kemp at just age 25, is well on his way to becoming a perennial 25 homerun and 25 stolen base player over the next five years. Anticipating a 30 homerun and 40 stolen base season in 2010 isn’t out of the question.

2009 Stats: 606 AB, 97 R, 26 HR, 101 RBI, 34 SB, .297 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 28 HR, 105 RBI, 35 SB, .295 AVG

#3 – Matt Holliday – LF – St. Louis Cardinals (30)

There is no denying that the Albert Pujols effect really kicked in for Holliday during the second half of the 2009 season last year. Now loaded with a new contract extension with the Cardinals for the 2010 season, Holliday could very easily enjoy a career year in 2010. A return to the 30 homerun and 100 rbi club is well on the way for Holliday entering the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 581 AB, 94 R, 24 HR, 109 RBI, 14 SB, .313 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 110 R, 30 HR, 110 RBI, 10 SB, .300 AVG

#4 – Grady Sizemore – CF – Cleveland Indians (27)

After a horrible start to the 2009 season, Sizemore eventually succumb to injury and was limited to playing in just 106 games last year. Entering the 2010 season, Sizemore is the ideal comeback candidate, as he will be just 27 years old and should easily bounce back to his 25 homerun and 30 stolen base form during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 436 AB, 73 R, 18 HR, 64 RBI, 13 SB, .248 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 25 HR, 80 RBI, 30 SB, .275 AVG

#5 – Carl Crawford – LF – Tampa Bay Rays (28)

As one of the premiere stolen base players in all of baseball, Crawford left little doubt during the 2009 season that he is a reliable and trustworthy fantasy baseball outfielder. Tallying a career high 60 stolen bases during the 2009 season, Crawford also demonstrated that he does have some decent power as well by knocking out 15 homeruns.

2009 Stats: 606 AB, 96 R, 15 HR, 68 RBI, 60 SB, .305 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 15 HR, 70 RBI, 50 SB, .300 AVG

#6 – Jason Bay – LF – New York Mets (31)

After enjoying a career year in Boston during the 2009 season, Bay will enter the Mets lineup with much of the same stat expectations that he carried with him while in the Red Sox lineup. Surrounded by a healthy Jose Reyes, David Wright and Carlos Beltran in the Mets lineup, Bay has the potential to once again top 30 homeruns and 110 rbi during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 531 AB, 103 R, 36 HR, 119 RBI, 13 SB, .267 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 110 RBI, 10 SB, .280 AVG

#7 – Curtis Granderson – CF – New York Yankees (29)

While a 30 homerun and 20 stolen base season is hard to top for any outfielder, Granderson as the leadoff hitter for the Yankees could be lethal for fantasy baseball teams in 2010. It seems reasonable to expect a slight drop in homeruns, however an increase to potentially 130 runs scored as well as an increase in batting average to around .285 seems very possible for Granderson during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 631 AB, 91 R, 30 HR, 71 RBI, 20 SB, .249 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 115 R, 20 HR, 80 RBI, 20 SB, .285 AVG

#8 – Justin Upton – RF – Arizona Diamondbacks (22)

At just age 21, Upton became an offensive force for the Diamondbacks as he went on to tally 26 homeruns and 20 stolen bases during the 2009 season. Now entering the 2010 season, the saying ‘the sky is the limit’ really does sum up Upton’s offensive potential. A jump to 30 homeruns and 30 stolen bases is well in the reach for Upton during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 526 AB, 84 R, 26 HR, 86 RBI, 20 SB, .300 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 25 SB, .290 AVG

#9 – Adam Lind – LF – Toronto Blue Jays (26)

Entering last season, Lind was considered a top power hitting prospect who hadn’t yet proven his ability to hit at the major league level. However after the smoke cleared at the end of the 2009 season, Lind had amassed an incredible 35 homeruns and 114 rbi while maintaining a .305 batting average. At just age 26, Lind has enough power to become a 40 homerun hitter during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 587 AB, 93 R, 35 HR, 114 RBI, 1 SB, .305 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 38 HR, 115 RBI, 1 SB, .300 AVG

#10 – Josh Hamilton – CF/RF – Texas Rangers (29)

After a busted season last year, Hamilton at age 29 and entering the prime of his career, offers more than enough potential to rebound into that 30 plus homerun and 100 plus rbi hitter during the 2010 season. And if Elvis Andrus and Ian Kinsler can form a potent 1-2 punch at the top of the Rangers batting order, Hamilton in the #3 spot will have plenty of opportunities to be successful at the plate in 2010. Combine that with some solid protection in the lineup behind him in the form of Nelson Cruz, and Hamilton looks to be well on his way to having a bounce back year in 2010.

2009 Stats: 336 AB, 43 R, 10 HR, 54 RBI, 8 SB, .268 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 115 RBI, 10 SB, .290 AVG

#11 – Nelson Cruz – RF – Texas Rangers (29)

Finally posting his breakout season that everyone had been waiting years for, Cruz has seemingly figured out how to hit major league pitching. At age 29 and having displayed outstanding power numbers during his time in the minor leagues, there is little reason to think that Cruz’s 33 homeruns and 20 stolen bases during the 2009 season was a fluke. In fact a jump to 40 homeruns isn’t that far fetched for Cruz during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 462 AB, 75 R, 33 HR, 76 RBI, 20 SB, .260 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 35 HR, 100 RBI, 20 SB, .275 AVG

#12 – BJ Upton – CF – Tampa Bay Rays (25)

After posting an outstanding 24 homeruns and 22 stolen bases during the 2007 season, Upton has yet to build upon his offensive potential since then. However on a positive note, Upton’s speed has truly emerged as he has managed to tally 44 and 42 stolen bases over each of the past two seasons. At just age 25, Upton offers plenty of potential to turn the corner and transform into that 25 homerun and 50 stolen base threat during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 560 AB, 79 R, 11 HR, 55 RBI, 42 SB, .241 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 18 HR, 70 RBI, 45 SB, .275 AVG

#13 – Jacoby Ellsbury – CF – Boston Red Sox (26)

Doing what he does best, Ellsbury was the master thief in the MLB during the 2009 as he led the majors with 70 stolen bases. Entering the 2010 season, a position switch to LF is in the works, so fantasy baseball leagues that use individual outfield positions will want to take note that Ellsbury will offer a bit more position versatility for fantasy teams during the 2010 season. At just age 26, Ellsbury should remain a solid 50 plus stolen base threat over the next five years.

2009 Stats: 624 AB, 94 R, 8 HR, 60 RBI, 70 SB, .301 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 8 HR, 55 RBI, 65 SB, .295 AVG

#14 – Jayson Werth – CF/RF – Philadelphia Phillies (31)

After a career year last season, Werth who now enters the 2010 season on the heels of tallying two consecutive 20 plus homerun and 20 stolen base seasons, is often overshadowed by more popular and well known names. However there is no denying that Werth is a category stat stuffer who can easily contribute to every scoring category for fantasy baseball teams. And as long as Werth remains in that potent run scoring Phillies lineup, he should continue to excel at the plate during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 571 AB, 98 R, 36 HR, 99 RBI, 20 SB, .268 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 20 SB, .275 AVG

#15 – Andre Ethier – RF – Los Angeles Dodgers (28)

A career year last season has Ethier primed to become one of the elite power hitting and run producing outfielders in all of baseball during the 2010 season. Built in the mold of Ryan Braun, Ethier offers 30 homerun potential along with excellent numbers in the runs scored and rbi columns. An increase to 10 stolen bases is very possible and would be an added bonus for fantasy baseball teams in 2010.

2009 Stats: 596 AB, 92 R, 31 HR, 106 RBI, 6 SB, .272 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 30 HR, 110 RBI, 10 SB, .290 AVG

#16 – Ben Zobrist – CF/RF/2B/SS – Tampa Bay Rays (29)

Mr. Versatile for the Rays last season, Zobrist saw most of his work at 2B and RF during the 2009 season, however he did manage to play the shortstop position in 13 games and start 6 of those games there last season. While the SS position is not his long term position, the only thing fantasy baseball teams care about entering the 2010 season is Zobrist’s stat production and his position versatility. After starting at least 5 games at four different positions during the 2009 season, including 2B, SS, CF, RF, Zobrist should be eligible at all four of those positions entering the 2010 season for fantasy baseball teams. However with little track record of producing solid and reliable stats, fantasy teams will want to take caution when drafting Zobrist, as he could easily be a major bust in 2010.

2009 Stats: 501 AB, 91 R, 27 HR, 91 RBI, 17 SB, .297 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 15 SB, .290 AVG

#17 – Carlos Quentin – LF – Chicago White Sox (27)

Following up his huge breakout year in 2008 with a bust season in 2009, Quentin who should be 100% healthy to begin the 2010 season, seems like an ideal candidate for a comeback season this year. On a side note, Quentin who had played LF for the White Sox over the past two seasons, will be looking at making a position switch to RF for the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 351 AB, 47 R, 21 HR, 56 RBI, 3 SB, .236 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 5 SB, .280 AVG

#18 – Adam Dunn – LF/RF/1B – Washington Nationals (30)

As one of the premiere power hitters in all of baseball, Dunn showed no problems of being able to hit homeruns at the spacious ballpark in Washington last season. Offering position eligibility at LF, RF and 1B, Dunn can provide a major boost to any fantasy baseball team looking to tally some power numbers. Another 40 homerun season could be in store for Dunn in 2010.

2009 Stats: 546 AB, 81 R, 38 HR, 105 RBI, 0 SB, .267 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 80 R, 40 HR, 105 RBI, 2 SB, .265 AVG

#19 – Ichiro Suzuki – RF – Seattle Mariners (36)

Even at age 36 for the 2010 season, Ichiro is still a 30 stolen base threat as well as a near guarantee for 100 runs scored and a .300 plus batting average. With Chone Figgins now in Seattle and expected to take over the leadoff spot, Ichiro will likely find himself in the #3 spot in the lineup. In other words, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Ichiro actually tally a career high in RBI during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 639 AB, 88 R, 11 HR, 46 RBI, 26 SB, .352 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 105 R, 12 HR, 80 RBI, 30 SB, .320 AVG

#20 – Nick Markakis – RF – Baltimore Orioles (26)

After posting 23 homeruns and 18 stolen bases during the 2007 season, Markakis has been on an odd and yet steady decline from those numbers since that year. However at just age 26, there is plenty of potential for Markakis to finally breakout during the 2010 season, as he has the ability to become a 25 homerun and 20 stolen base player.

2009 Stats: 642 AB, 94 R, 18 HR, 101 RBI, 6 SB, .293 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 95 R, 25 HR, 105 RBI, 15 SB, .295 AVG

#21 – Carlos Beltran – CF – New York Mets (33)

After off-season knee surgery in January, Beltran is unlikely to be healthy enough to start the 2010 season in April. At age 33, Beltran should still have enough offensive potential in him to tally 20 homeruns, but with persistent knee ailments, his days of 20 stolen bases is likely over.

2009 Stats: 308 AB, 50 R, 10 HR, 48 RBI, 11 SB, .325 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 80 R, 22 HR, 90 RBI, 10 SB, .280 AVG

#22 – Carlos Lee – LF – Houston Astros (34)

As one of the best run producing outfielders in all of baseball, Lee is by far one of the most reliable fantasy baseball outfielders out there entering the 2010 season. 25 homeruns is nearly guaranteed, while Lee’s steady .300 batting average and 100 rbi production can be counted on as well for the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 610 AB, 65 R, 26 HR, 102 RBI, 5 SB, .300 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 65 R, 28 HR, 100 RBI, 3 SB, .300 AVG

#23 – Alfonso Soriano – LF – Chicago Cubs (34)

While injuries have played a major role in Soriano’s struggles over the past two years, there should still be plenty left in the tank for Soriano to bounce back into a 30 homerun hitter during the 2010 season if he can remain healthy for a full season. Soriano should not be drafted early in fantasy baseball leagues, but he is an excellent mid round gamble that offers outstanding big time potential.

2009 Stats: 477 AB, 64 R, 20 HR, 55 RBI, 9 SB, .241 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 90 R, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 10 SB, .275 AVG

#24 – Manny Ramirez – LF – Los Angeles Dodgers (38)

At age 38, Ramirez is a fairly large risk for fantasy baseball teams entering the 2010 season. However with two young sluggers in Matt Kemp and Andre Either surrounding him in the Dodgers lineup, Ramirez should continue to see plenty of run producing opportunities as well as good pitches to hit during the 2010 season.

2009 Stats: 352 AB, 62 R, 19 HR, 63 RBI, 0 SB, .290 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 85 R, 28 HR, 100 RBI, 0 SB, .295 AVG

#25 – Jay Bruce – RF – Cincinnati Reds (23)

As one of the best young power hitters in all of baseball, Bruce at just age 23 will be entering his third year in the majors and looking for a breakout season in 2010. With injuries limiting him to just 101 games in 2009, Bruce still managed to tally 22 homeruns. Given a full season of at bats, Bruce could easily be looking at a 35 homerun season in 2010.

2009 Stats: 345 AB, 47 R, 22 HR, 58 RBI, 3 SB, .223 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 85 R, 30 HR, 100 RBI, 10 SB, .275 AVG

#26 – Adam Jones – CF – Baltimore Orioles (24)

Beginning the 2009 season playing at an All-Star caliber level, Jones was destined for a breakout year. However as midseason approached, Jones went through a prolonged slump and he eventually missed the entire final month of the season with a sprained left ankle. Now entering the 2010 season, Jones at just age 24, is primed for a breakout year as he has more than enough potential to tally 25 homeruns and 25 stolen bases in 2010.

2009 Stats: 473 AB, 83 R, 19 HR, 70 RBI, 10 SB, .277 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 25 HR, 90 RBI, 20 SB, .285 AVG

#27 – Shane Victorino – CF – Philadelphia Phillies (29)

Even after a somewhat down year from Victorino in 2009, his place in the potent run scoring Phillies lineup is guaranteed, which means the stats should continue to roll in for Victorino during the 2010 season. Expecting a return to the 30 stolen base plateau is likely for Victorino in 2010.

2009 Stats: 620 AB, 102 R, 10 HR, 62 RBI, 25 SB, .292 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 100 R, 12 HR, 60 RBI, 30 SB, .295 AVG

#28 – Hunter Pence – RF – Houston Astros (27)

With back to back 25 homerun season in 2008 and 2009, Pence at just age 27 has positioned himself as a reliable 20 plus homerun hitter in the majors. Combine that with his 10 plus stolen bases each season, and fantasy baseball teams have a solid young outfielder who offers guaranteed stats as well as outstanding potential for an increase in stat production as Pence begins to enter into the prime of his career.

2009 Stats: 585 AB, 76 R, 25 HR, 72 RBI, 14 SB, .282 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 80 R, 25 HR, 80 RBI, 15 SB, .280 AVG

#29 – Nate McLouth – CF – Atlanta Braves (28)

Coming to Atlanta from Pittsburgh in a midseason trade during the 2009 season, McLouth at just age 28 has already proven to be a reliable contributor of 20 homeruns and 20 stolen bases over the course of a full season. Expecting another 20 homerun and 20 stolen base season in 2010 is a solid bet.

2009 Stats: 507 AB, 86 R, 20 HR, 70 RBI, 19 SB, .257 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 95 R, 20 HR, 80 RBI, 20 SB, .275 AVG

#30 – Raul Ibanez – LF – Philadelphia Phillies (38)

Even at age 38, Ibanez could easily produce another 30 homeruns and 90 plus rbi during the 2010 season. Considering he played through injury last season and still produced solid numbers, then a fully healthy Ibanez should easily be an above average OF option for fantasy baseball teams in 2010. With a spot in the high run scoring Phillies offense, Ibanez will produce stats as long as he is healthy.

2009 Stats: 500 AB, 93 R, 34 HR, 93 RBI, 4 SB, .272 AVG

2010 Stat Projections: 95 R, 30 HR, 95 RBI, 2 SB, .285 AVG

Outfield (OF) Rankings: #31-50

#31 – Bobby Abreu – LF/RF – Los Angeles Angels (36)

#32 – Shin-Soo Choo – RF/LF – Cleveland Indians (27)

#33 – Ryan Ludwick – RF – St. Louis Cardinals (31)

#34 – Franklin Gutierrez – CF – Seattle Mariners (27)

#35 – Corey Hart – RF – Milwaukee Brewers (28)

#36 – Alex Ríos – CF/RF – Chicago White Sox (29)

#37 – Torii Hunter – CF – Los Angeles Angels (34)

#38 – Brad Hawpe – RF – Colorado Rockies (31)

#39 – Vernon Wells – CF – Toronto Blue Jays (30)

#40 – Jason Kubel – LF/RF – Minnesota Twins (28)

#41 – Denard Span – LF/CF/RF – Minnesota Twins (26)

#42 – Andrew McCutchen – CF – Pittsburgh Pirates (23)

#43 – Carlos Gonzalez – LF/RF – Colorado Rockies (24)

#44 – Nyjer Morgan – LF/CF – Washington Nationals (29)

#45 – Garrett Jones – LF/RF/1B – Pittsburgh Pirates (29)

#46 – Michael Cuddyer – RF/1B – Minnesota Twins (31)

#47 – Juan Rivera – LF/RF – Los Angeles Angels (31)

#48 – Colby Rasmus – CF/RF – St. Louis Cardinals (23)

#49 – Dexter Fowler – CF – Colorado Rockies (24)

#50 – Chris Coghlan – LF – Florida Marlins (25)

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