Yesterday we looked at our Top 20 outfielders (click here to view), so let’s not take a look at the next 20:
21. Michael Morse – Washington Nationals
22. Corey Hart – Milwaukee Brewers
23. Carl Crawford – Boston Red Sox
24. Nelson Cruz – Texas Rangers
25. Brett Gardner – New York Yankees
26. B.J. Upton – Tampa Bay Rays
27. Andre Ethier – Los Angeles Dodgers
28. Ichiro Suzuki – Seattle Mariners
29. Nick Markakis – Baltimore Orioles
30. Michael Cuddyer – Colorado Rockies
31. Lance Berkman – St. Louis Cardinals
32. Matt Joyce – Tampa Bay Rays
33. Chris Young – Arizona Diamondbacks
34. Carlos Beltran – St. Louis Cardinals
35. Nick Swisher – New York Yankees
36. Logan Morrison – Miami Marlins
37. Cameron Maybin – San Diego Padres
38. Jayson Werth – Washington Nationals
39. Colby Rasmus – St. Louis Cardinals
40. Alex Rios – Chicago White Sox
- Both Michael Morse and Corey Hart have minor injury concerns which could cost them time over the first week or two. Neither injury appears serious, however, nor would I downgrade either because of it.
- Ichiro Suzuki’s move into the third spot of the order has been discussed before (click here to view my thoughts). Much has been made about his potential to hit for more power, something that he has shown this spring (2 HR in 30 AB). It’s not to say that he’s suddenly going to become a source of home runs, but he could easily produce more than we’ve become accustomed to from him.
- Michael Cuddyer has long been a solid fantasy option, so you have to wonder how the move to Coors Field will help his production. I wouldn’t necessarily expect a major increase thanks to a high groundball rate (49.8% and 48.5% the past two seasons), but he should remain a reliable option. Would anyone complain with 20+ HR and 80+ RBI? I don’t think so.
- As I have said before, Matt Joyce is one of my favorite sleepers if he is able to get every day at bats in Tampa Bay (something that is extremely hard to predict, unfortunately). He offers power and speed, bringing 20/10 potential. Don’t sleep on him on draft day.
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