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August Outfielder Rankings

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

Up this week are the August rest-of-season position rankings and overall top 300. Remember that players are listed where they’re most valuable, so if you don’t see someone you’re looking for, check another position.

 

Click to see other August rankings:

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

 

 

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Outfielder Rankings

 

Aug Outfield Team 2016 May June July
1 Mike Trout Angels 1 1 1 1
2 Mookie Betts Red Sox 4 4 3 3
3 Giancarlo Stanton Marlins 3 3 4 4
4 Bryce Harper Nationals 2 2 2 2
5 Starling Marte Pirates 11 9 9 7
6 George Springer Astros 5 5 5 5
7 Adam Jones Orioles 14 16 15 8
8 Carlos Gonzalez Rockies 9 11 12 10
9 Nelson Cruz Mariners 18 18 14 11
10 Jose Bautista Blue Jays 7 8 7 9
11 Hanley Ramirez Red Sox 15 14 13 14
12 Christian Yelich Marlins 17 12 11 13
13 Yoenis Cespedes Mets 8 7 6 6
14 Ryan Braun Brewers 16 13 16 16
15 Charlie Blackmon Rockies 19 21 18 15
16 J.D. Martinez Tigers 10 10 10 28
17 Mark Trumbo Orioles 27 23 20 19
18 Gregory Polanco Pirates 33 20 17 20
19 Marcell Ozuna Marlins 21 31 22 17
20 Justin Upton Tigers 12 17 29 23
21 Billy Hamilton Reds 31 32 38 34
22 Jackie Bradley Jr. Red Sox 57 57 34 24
23 Andrew McCutchen Pirates 6 6 8 12
24 Stephen Piscotty Cardinals 36 35 23 22
25 Wil Myers Padres 51 46 50 21
26 Lorenzo Cain Royals 22 26 24 25
27 Jacoby Ellsbury Yankees 23 29 26 26
28 Matt Kemp Braves 28 25 28 27
29 Hunter Pence Giants 30 28 25 60
30 Dexter Fowler Cubs 67 34 32 36
31 Kole Calhoun Angels 42 43 43 29
32 Jay Bruce Mets 40 36 35 32
33 Khris Davis Athletics 39 40 37 33
34 Odubel Herrera Phillies 50 41 40 31
35 Joc Pederson Dodgers 32 30 30 38
36 Josh Reddick Dodgers 46 45 57 48
37 Adam Duvall Reds 93 92 53 42
38 Carlos Beltran Rangers 64 67 61 49
39 Max Kepler Twins 121 127 120 72
40 Adam Eaton White Sox 37 39 39 43
41 Shin-Soo Choo Rangers 38 47 48 35
42 Matt Holliday Cardinals 55 55 45 45
43 David Dahl Rockies 225 NR NR NR
44 Kevin Pillar Blue Jays 34 48 46 46
45 Carlos Gomez Astros 25 42 67 44
46 Michael Saunders Blue Jays 83 63 64 57
47 Curtis Granderson Mets 35 33 36 39
48 Michael Conforto Mets 29 24 27 64
49 Nomar Mazara Rangers 181 69 44 47
50 Corey Dickerson Rays 49 52 52 50
51 Brett Gardner Yankees 47 50 47 52
52 Michael Brantley Indians 24 22 41 40
53 Melky Cabrera White Sox 61 58 60 55
54 Tyler Naquin Indians 113 107 NR 69
55 Cameron Maybin Tigers 72 72 62 54
56 Jason Heyward Cubs 20 27 33 37
57 Kendrys Morales Royals 5 DH 5 DH 5 DH 53
58 Aaron Altherr Phillies 126 116 107 100
59 Rajai Davis Indians 81 84 76 30
60 Steven Souza Rays 59 56 54 56
61 Jayson Werth Nationals 91 78 68 59
62 Andrew Benintendi Red Sox NR NR NR NR
63 Kevin Kiermaier Rays 70 66 94 90
64 Alex Dickerson Padres 187 NR NR 139
65 David Peralta Diamondbacks 41 51 58 66
66 Travis Jankowski Padres 157 NR NR 89
67 Brandon Moss Cardinals 79 68 74 74
68 Melvin Upton Jr. Blue Jays 82 62 56 41
69 Leonys Martin Mariners 76 77 73 67
70 Colby Rasmus Astros 58 54 59 58
71 Yasiel Puig Dodgers 13 15 21 18
72 Alex Gordon Royals 62 65 80 65
73 Randal Grichuk Cardinals 26 38 31 61
74 Brandon Guyer Indians 114 106 63 68
75 Eddie Rosario Twins 78 89 115 81
76 Jorge Soler Cubs 45 37 42 62
77 Ben Revere Nationals 43 49 49 51
78 Nick Markakis Braves 77 82 82 85
79 Ender Inciarte Braves 63 71 70 71
80 Hyun-Soo Kim Orioles 117 110 85 79
81 Aaron Judge Yankees 219 NR NR 133
82 Scott Schebler Reds 108 109 NR NR
83 A.J. Pollock Diamondbacks 48 99 96 92
84 Byron Buxton Twins 69 94 69 76
85 Andre Ethier Dodgers 90 83 79 87
86 Hunter Renfroe Padres 147 118 106 96
87 Aaron Hicks Yankees 80 86 89 94
88 Coco Crisp Athletics 139 98 92 91
89 Keon Broxton Brewers 94 123 108 136
90 Jarrod Dyson Royals 68 59 65 80
91 Denard Span Giants 66 70 72 88
92 Desmond Jennings Rays 60 73 90 106
93 Angel Pagan Giants 115 100 105 102
94 Tommy Pham Cardinals 110 NR NR 121
95 Gerardo Parra Rockies 52 53 55 63
96 Seth Smith Mariners 95 80 91 93
97 Oswaldo Arcia Rays 71 60 71 73
98 John Jaso Pirates 92 79 81 86
99 Michael Taylor Nationals 53 64 78 77
100 Jake Smolinski Athletics 190 NR NR NR
101 Kirk Nieuwenhuis Brewers 88 90 88 84
102 Billy Burns Royals 54 61 66 83
103 Guillermo Heredia Mariners 203 NR NR NR
104 Franklin Gutierrez Mariners 122 121 113 95
105 Ichiro Suzuki Marlins 143 NR 125 103
106 Jon Jay Padres 86 87 87 109
107 Brett Eibner Athletics 182 NR 117 129
108 Robbie Grossman Twins 177 NR 104 105
109 Domingo Santana Brewers 44 44 51 70
110 Mallex Smith Braves 145 130 95 122
111 Avisail Garcia White Sox 74 81 77 101
112 Ryan Rua Rangers 185 NR 100 98
113 Trayce Thompson Dodgers 134 129 75 75
114 Paulo Orlando Royals 127 NR 112 112
115 Matt Joyce Pirates 142 122 121 114
116 Chris Young Red Sox 97 105 98 111
117 Preston Tucker Astros 87 91 116 128
118 Manuel Margot Padres 174 NR NR NR
119 Jeff Francoeur Braves 135 NR 102 119
120 Michael Bourn Diamondbacks 144 NR 110 107
121 Joey Rickard Orioles 100 103 101 104
122 Delino DeShields Jr. Rangers 56 74 93 134
123 Nolan Reimold Orioles 129 93 99 110
124 Nori Aoki Mariners 73 76 84 124
125 Jake Marisnick Astros 109 NR NR NR
126 Jeremy Hazelbaker Cardinals 186 97 127 NR
127 Abraham Almonte Indians 141 NR NR NR
128 Alejandro De Aza Mets 119 NR NR NR
129 Joey Gallo Rangers 98 96 83 82
130 Austin Jackson White Sox 75 85 86 113
131 Tyler Collins Tigers 163 NR NR NR
132 Matt Szczur Cubs 220 NR 126 138
133 Mac Williamson Giants 227 NR NR 120
134 Rickie Weeks Jr. Diamondbacks 132 NR NR 118
135 Jesse Winker Reds 165 NR NR 126
136 Jarrett Parker Giants 146 NR 122 78
137 Peter Bourjos Phillies 99 108 109 97
138 Dalton Pompey Blue Jays 89 101 103 130
139 Ryan Raburn Rockies 130 117 123 127
140 Tyler Austin Yankees NR NR NR NR
141 Jabari Blash Padres 159 NR NR NR
142 J.B. Shuck White Sox 195 NR NR 137
143 Nick Williams Phillies 166 NR NR NR

 

Dropping off: Steven Moya (99th), Brandon Nimmo (108th), Daniel Nava (115th), Ezequiel Carrera (116th), Juan Lagares (117th), Carl Crawford (123rd), Alexei Bell (125th), Gregor Blanco (131st), Albert Almora (132nd), Peter O’Brien (135th), Ramon Flores (140th)

 

  • There’s little choice but to drop Bryce Harper out of the No. 2 spot this month. I’d be surprised if he didn’t have a big run in him before season’s end, but his current slump shows no sign of letting up. I thought about pushing Starling Marte ahead of him as well, but too much of Marte’s value is tied up in the steals and he could slow down there some; star-type players often do steal fewer bases in the latter part of the season.

 

  • The Mets adding yet another corner outfielder in Jay Bruce seemed like an act of desperation, especially since it involved them parting with Dilson Herrera, who has a chance to be a very good long-term second baseman. The logjam, though, was partially cleared with the move to put Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list Wednesday night. Before that happened, both Curtis Granderson and Michael Conforto were set to be a few spots lower in the rankings.

 

  • David Dahl’s quick start should eliminate any chance of him getting demoted when Gerardo Parra comes off the disabled list this week. Barring an injury, Parra should finish out the year as a fourth outfielder. Ideally, that’s all he’ll be next year, too, no matter how much the Rockies think they need to justify his contract.

 

  • I’m not sold on Andrew Benintendi being ready for the majors, but the Red Sox were right to give him a chance. He couldn’t be in much better of a situation for hitters, and if he can bat .260 from the bottom of the Red Sox order, he should be solid enough in the other categories to amass some mixed-league value.

 

  • Aaron Judge came off the disabled list at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday after missing a few weeks with a knee injury, and if he regains his stroke quickly, he should be up in 10-14 days to take over as the Yankees’ primary right fielder. If not, it could open the door for Tyler Austin instead. Still, Judge is the one to keep in mind in mixed leagues. He’s hit 16 homers in 321 at-bats in the International League this year.
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.