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Updated 2018 Preseason Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders (#21-40): The Fall Of Santana/Braun & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

As we mentioned when we updated our Top 20 outfielders (click here to view), the Brewers having not yet traded either Ryan Braun or Domingo Santana has to have an impact on our rankings.  While we didn’t see that in #1-20, we will in the next twenty.  Let’s take a look at how far both of them fall, as well as all of the rest of the changes to our rankings:

21. Lorenzo Cain – Milwaukee Brewers
22. Billy Hamilton – Cincinnati Reds
23. Mitch Haniger – Seattle Mariners
24. Andrew McCutchen – San Francisco Giants
25. Nomar Mazara – Texas Rangers
26. Manuel Margot – San Diego Padres
27. Jay Bruce – New York Mets
28. Kyle Schwarber – Chicago Cubs Read more

Updated 2018 Preseason Rankings: Top 40 Outfielders (#1-20): Injury Concerns Loom…

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

With the Milwaukee Brewers failing to alleviate their glut of outfielders, at least as of yet, we have to downgrade the outlook for Domingo Santana and Ryan Braun.  While utilizing Braun at first base will help, it’s obvious that both players will likely receive more days off then we’d like to see.  How far down the rankings do they fall?  What else has changed of late?  While the Milwaukee situation didn’t impact the Top 20 there were changes so let’s kick things off:

1. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
2. Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals
3. Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox
4. Charlie Blackmon – Colorado Rockies
5. Giancarlo Stanton – New York Yankees
6. Aaron Judge – New York Yankees
7. J.D. Martinez – Boston Red Sox
8. George Springer – Houston Astros Read more

Updated 2018 Preseason Rankings: Top 15 Catchers: Lucroy Finally Signs, Realmuto At #2 & More

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

There haven’t been sweeping changes to the catcher rankings, but with Jonathan Lucroy signing in Oakland and Stephen Vogt unlikely to be ready for Opening Day there have been some changes.  Let’s take a look at how things currently stack up:

1. Gary Sanchez – New York Yankees
2. J.T. Realmuto – Miami Marlins
3. Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants
4. Salvador Perez – Kansas City Royals
5. Brian McCann – Houston Astros
6. Willson Contreras – Chicago Cubs
7. Welington Castillo – Chicago White Sox
8. Evan Gattis – Houston Astros Read more

2018 Preseason Rankings (OBP): Top 40 Outfielders: #1-20: Who Are The Risers & Fallers?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Obviously there are a lot of outfielders who hold value, regardless of the format we play in, but who sees the biggest gain when we change from AVG to OBP?  Who slides down the rankings?  Let’s take a look at how things look, given the change:

1. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels
2. Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals
3. Aaron Judge – New York Yankees
4. Giancarlo Stanton – New York Yankees
5. Mookie Betts – Boston Red Sox
6. Charlie Blackmon – Colorado Rockies
7. George Springer – Houston Astros
8. Rhys Hoskins – Philadelphia Phillies Read more

Updated 2018 Preseason Rankings: Top 15 Third Baseman: Back In KC, Moustakas’ Spot May Surprise You

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

It was a long, winding road full of guesses and rumors but we finally got an answer as to where Mike Moustakas will play in 2018.  Late last night reports broke that he had signed a one-year, $6.5 million contract (with a mutual option for 2019) to return to the Kansas City Royals.  It’s a team friendly deal, especially after he posted 38 HR last season, though there are definite questions regarding if he can maintain that type of pace (which likely played a role in his lack of market).  Let’s take a look at where he fits on the rankings now:

1. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
2. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs
3. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles
4. Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians
5. Josh Donaldson – Toronto Blue Jays
6. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals
7. Alex Bregman – Houston Astros
8. Nick Castellanos – Detroit Tigers Read more

2018 Preseason Rankings (OBP): Top 15 Third Baseman: Who Are The Risers & Fallers?

by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)

Even without recent positional transitions from Manny Machado (though he appears to be heading back to shortstop this season), Jose Ramirez and Alex Bregman, the current crop of third baseman would be impressive.  With them, though, it’s an extremely deep group that brings value up-and-down the listing regardless of the format.  Obviously when we move from standard formats to OBP things do reshuffle a bit, so let’s take a look at how things stack up:

1. Nolan Arenado – Colorado Rockies
2. Kris Bryant – Chicago Cubs
3. Josh Donaldson – Toronto Blue Jays
4. Manny Machado – Baltimore Orioles
5. Jose Ramirez – Cleveland Indians
6. Anthony Rendon – Washington Nationals
7. Jake Lamb – Arizona Diamondbacks Read more