Positional thoughts for the upcoming season, giving the lows and highs of players to watch heading into your fantasy baseball drafts.
Unlike the other positions in fantasy baseball, the outfield spots on your roster take up 3 starting spots for most leagues.
However, despite having a ton of outfielders to choose from, Mike Trout
is still the number one OF (and likely fantasy player). His ability to hit 40 home runs and steal 30 bases is no match.
If you don't care about stolen bases and want a masher - look no further than Giancarlo Stanton
and Aaron Judge
. Both sluggers will put a hurting on baseballs leaving Yankee Stadium this season. Even with the strikeouts from Judge, owners will still get plenty of value in home runs, runs scored and OBP.
will hit 39 home runs in 2018. Perhaps. Either way, he's a nice underrated fantasy start with first base and OF eligibility.
crushed 30 home runs last year and is on his way to another breakout year for the Brew Crew. Despite playing for the Padres, Wil Myers
had an excellent season. His ability should not be overlooked on draft day.
Tier Five is full of bargain type players. These are the players that you can call "sleepers" with hopes of getting them in later rounds. Ender Inciarte
of the Braves is a 20/20 type player, much like rookie Manuel Margot
of the Padres.
of the Rangers had a boring season in 2017, but at the age of just 23 years old entering 2018 - he's a player that is a late developer and could be a nice grab.
If you're looking for mashers and nothing else, Mark Trumbo
of the Orioles and Adam Duvall
from the Reds are 30+ home run guys, respectively.