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2019 Outfielder Rankings

by Matthew Pouliot
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Time for some All-Star break fun: here are my very, very preliminary 2019 player rankings. I’ve done my best to list players where they’ll be eligible next year, and the free agents-to-be are listed without teams. Players with options for next year are still listed with their current teams if those options are likely to be exercised.
 
Along with the position rankings is a top 300 list for 2019. Click to see other preliminary 2019 rankings.

 

Top 300 | SP | RP | OF | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | C | DH

 

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2019 Outfielder Rankings

 

2019 Outfield Team 2018 July
1 Mike Trout Angels 1 1
2 Mookie Betts Red Sox 2 2
3 Aaron Judge Yankees 4 4
4 Giancarlo Stanton Yankees 3 3
5 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 5 5
6 Bryce Harper   6 7
7 Christian Yelich Brewers 7 9
8 J.D. Martinez Red Sox 8 6
9 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox 11 8
10 Starling Marte Pirates 20 11
11 Ronald Acuna Braves 23 22
12 George Springer Astros 9 10
13 Rhys Hoskins Phillies 10 12
14 Gregory Polanco Pirates 18 21
15 Marcell Ozuna Cardinals 12 16
16 Nicholas Castellanos Tigers 7 3B 4 3B
17 Eddie Rosario Twins 27 14
18 Juan Soto Nationals NR 28
19 A.J. Pollock   15 17
20 Justin Upton Angels 16 13
21 Lorenzo Cain Brewers 29 18
22 Mitch Haniger Mariners 53 19
23 Ender Inciarte Braves 25 15
24 Wil Myers Padres 8 1B 10 1B
25 Kyle Schwarber Cubs 30 25
26 Manuel Margot Padres 21 36
27 Yoenis Cespedes Mets 19 35
28 Odubel Herrera Phillies 40 24
29 Nomar Mazara Rangers 32 31
30 Yasiel Puig Dodgers 22 34
31 Michael Conforto Mets 42 37
32 Tommy Pham Cardinals 26 23
33 Billy Hamilton Reds 13 38
34 Andrew McCutchen   24 32
35 Byron Buxton Twins 14 50
36 Matt Kemp Dodgers 59 29
37 Ryan Braun Brewers 17 20
38 Michael Brantley   41 27
39 Teoscar Hernandez Blue Jays 78 43
40 Ian Happ Cubs 15 2B 19 2B
41 Michael Taylor Nationals 31 42
42 Aaron Hicks Yankees 47 40
43 Adam Eaton Nationals 36 49
44 Kyle Tucker Astros 198 89
45 Joey Gallo Rangers 6 3B 10 3B
46 Brandon Nimmo Mets 117 53
47 Avisail Garcia White Sox 46 52
48 Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 51 44
49 Randal Grichuk Blue Jays 35 45
50 Adam Jones   37 39
51 Max Kepler Twins 58 57
52 Eloy Jimenez White Sox 155 107
53 Brett Gardner Yankees 45 51
54 David Peralta Diamondbacks 60 46
55 Delino DeShields Jr. Rangers 39 41
56 Mark Trumbo Orioles 56 47
57 Steven Souza Diamondbacks 48 62
58 Bradley Zimmer Indians 38 96
59 Scott Schebler Reds 76 60
60 Joc Pederson Dodgers 50 54
61 Mallex Smith Rays 74 63
62 Jorge Soler Royals 70 99
63 Eric Thames Brewers 24 1B 24 1B
64 Kevin Pillar Blue Jays 61 59
65 Willie Calhoun Rangers 72 84
66 Nick Williams Phillies 122 93
67 David Dahl Rockies 71 100
68 Austin Meadows Pirates 153 79
69 Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox 62 58
70 Franchy Cordero Padres 160 109
71 Kevin Kiermaier Rays 52 55
72 Jesse Winker Reds 94 76
73 Victor Robles Nationals 81 130
74 Jason Heyward Cubs 79 61
75 Corey Dickerson Pirates 68 65
76 Dustin Fowler Athletics 100 71
77 Jay Bruce Mets 54 69
78 Albert Almora Cubs 85 66
79 Lewis Brinson Marlins 64 81
80 Domingo Santana Brewers 43 80
81 Kole Calhoun Angels 67 75
82 Stephen Piscotty Athletics 63 77
83 Harrison Bader Cardinals 134 90
84 Carlos Gonzalez   33 48
85 Trey Mancini Orioles 44 64
86 Adam Duvall Reds 89 70
87 Jorge Bonifacio Royals 115 91
88 Josh Reddick Astros 69 67
89 Nick Markakis   88 56
90 Dexter Fowler Cardinals 49 87
91 Clint Frazier Yankees 130 114
92 Derek Dietrich Marlins 25 3B 21 3B
93 Tony Kemp Astros 148 83
94 Yusniel Diaz Dodgers 278 NR
95 Derek Fisher Astros 66 116
96 Hunter Renfroe Padres 57 68
97 Lonnie Chisenhall   75 94
98 Alex Verdugo Dodgers 131 115
99 Curtis Granderson   96 73
100 Tyler O'Neill Cardinals 207 102
101 Jarrod Dyson Diamondbacks 65 86
102 Anthony Alford Blue Jays 151 122
103 Austin Slater Giants 138 85
104 Christin Stewart Tigers 136 118
105 Carlos Gomez   80 95
106 Denard Span   86 82
107 Keon Broxton Brewers 87 106
108 Steven Duggar Giants 158 143
109 Raimel Tapia Rockies 127 110
110 Mark Canha Athletics 191 103
111 JaCoby Jones Tigers 162 104
112 Andrew Toles Dodgers 99 108
113 Travis Jankowski Padres 176 88
114 Austin Hays Orioles 91 NR
115 Leonys Martin   73 92
116 Jordan Luplow Pirates 165 NR
117 Aaron Altherr Phillies 84 105
118 Jake Marisnick Astros 108 101
119 Cameron Maybin   77 98
120 Gerardo Parra   82 74
121 Preston Tucker Braves 111 142
122 Ben Gamel Mariners 114 111
123 Gorkys Hernandez Giants 187 97
124 Rajai Davis   90 78
125 Chris Shaw Giants 190 NR
126 Tyler Naquin Indians 133 120
127 Daz Cameron Tigers NR NR
128 Braden Bishop Mariners 161 NR
129 Alex Gordon Royals 103 112
130 Jon Jay   105 113
131 Leury Garcia White Sox 98 137
132 Roman Quinn Phillies 152 NR
133 Magneuris Sierra Marlins 120 145
134 Steve Pearce   121 117
135 Monte Harrison Marlins 260 NR
136 D.J. Stewart Orioles 264 NR
137 Greg Allen Indians 128 140
138 Anthony Santander Orioles 166 NR
139 Nick Delmonico White Sox 106 128
140 Yasmany Tomas Diamondbacks 92 NR
141 Brian Goodwin Nationals 129 NR
142 Cedric Mullins Orioles 258 NR
143 Jake Cave Twins 188 133
144 Juan Pablo Martinez Rangers NR NR
145 Garrett Cooper Marlins 46 1B 35 1B
146 Franmil Reyes Padres 285 124
147 Mike Gerber Tigers 236 NR
148 Khalil Lee Royals NR NR
149 Brett Phillips Brewers 164 NR
150 Jabari Blash Angels 196 132
151 Oscar Mercado Cardinals 259 NR
152 Yordan Alvarez Astros NR NR
153 Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees 97 150
154 Adam Engel White Sox 126 119
155 Billy McKinney Yankees 230 NR
156 Hunter Pence   93 123
157 Michael Hermosillo Angels 220 NR
158 Jose Osuna Pirates 156 NR
159 Guillermo Heredia Mariners 143 121
160 Phil Ervin Reds 159 NR

 

  • The youngsters are crashing the outfield list. Ronald Acuna and Juan Soto are both in the top 20, Kyle Tucker is at No. 44 and Eloy Jimenez cracks the top 60 even though he’s yet to make his debut. I don’t think there’s anything too controversial there. It wouldn’t surprise me if Tucker goes a little higher in drafts next year, but he’s in a tough place to hit and I’m not sure whether he’s going to be all that much of a basestealer for the Astros.

 

  • Yusniel Diaz was going to make the cut anyway, but the expected move to Baltimore in the pending Manny Machado deal moved him up quite a bit; he’s going from a Dodgers club with five or six regular outfielders to a team that should have every spot up for grabs next year. The 21-year-old Diaz has hit .314/.428/.477 with more walks (41) than strikeouts (39) for Double-A Tulsa. He probably won’t be in the Opening Day lineup next year, but he shouldn’t have to wait too long for an opportunity. Diaz’s pending arrival caused me to drop Trey Mancini and Austin Hays some. I still think Hays is going to be a nice regular in time, but it looks like 2018 will be a completely lost year for him.
Matthew Pouliot

Matthew Pouliot is the Executive Editor of NBC Sports Edge and has been doing the site's baseball projections for the last 10 years. Follow him on Twitter @matthewpouliot.