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Fantasy baseball player profiles: MLB - Outfielders

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1 Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
2 Carl Crawford, OF, Boston Red Sox
3 Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies
4 Matt Holliday, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
5 Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
6 Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers
7 Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Cleveland Indians
8 Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
9 Jayson Werth, OF, Washington Nationals
10 Nelson Cruz, OF, Texas Rangers
11 Alex Rios, OF, Chicago White Sox
12 Justin Upton, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
13 Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Boston Red Sox
14 B.J. Upton, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
15 Andre Ethier, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
16 Mike Stanton, OF, Florida Marlins
17 Hunter Pence, OF, Houston Astros
18 Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds
19 Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves
20 Corey Hart, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
21 Shane Victorino, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
22 Curtis Granderson, OF, New York Yankees
23 Jason Bay, OF, New York Mets
24 Chris B. Young, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
25 Torii Hunter, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
26 Drew Stubbs, OF, Cincinnati Reds
27 Juan Pierre, OF, Chicago White Sox
28 Bobby Abreu, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
29 Nick Swisher, OF, New York Yankees
30 Nick Markakis, OF, Baltimore Orioles
31 Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Seattle Mariners
32 Vernon Wells, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
33 Carlos Quentin, OF, Chicago White Sox
34 Delmon Young, OF, Minnesota Twins
35 Angel Pagan, OF, New York Mets
36 Carlos Lee, OF, Houston Astros
37 Adam L. Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles
38 Rajai Davis, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
39 Colby Rasmus, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
40 Michael Bourn, OF, Houston Astros
41 Michael Cuddyer, OF, Minnesota Twins
42 Raul Ibanez, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
43 Travis Snider, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
44 Andres Torres, OF, San Francisco Giants
45 Jose Tabata, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
46 Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees
47 Carlos Beltran, OF, New York Mets
48 Jason Kubel, OF, Minnesota Twins
49 Magglio Ordonez, OF, Detroit Tigers
50 Denard Span, OF, Minnesota Twins
51 Franklin Gutierrez, OF, Seattle Mariners
52 Austin Jackson, OF, Detroit Tigers
53 Marlon Byrd, OF, Chicago Cubs
54 Chris Coghlan, OF, Florida Marlins
55 Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies
56 Ryan Ludwick, OF, San Diego Padres
57 Grady Sizemore, OF, Cleveland Indians
58 Ryan Raburn, OF, Detroit Tigers
59 Rafael Soriano, RP, New York Yankees
60 Will Venable, OF, San Diego Padres
61 Luke Scott, OF, Baltimore Orioles
62 David DeJesus, OF, Oakland Athletics
63 David Murphy, OF, Texas Rangers
64 Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians
65 Nate McLouth, OF, Atlanta Braves
66 Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals
67 Logan Morrison, OF, Florida Marlins
68 Cameron Maybin, OF, San Diego Padres
69 Josh Willingham, OF, Oakland Athletics
70 Manny Ramirez, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
71 Tyler Colvin, OF, Chicago Cubs
72 Xavier Nady, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
73 Coco Crisp, OF, Oakland Athletics
74 Seth Smith, OF, Colorado Rockies
75 Juan Rivera, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
76 Johnny Damon, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
77 Ben Francisco, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
78 J.D. Drew, OF, Boston Red Sox
79 Nyjer Morgan, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
80 Jonny Gomes, OF, Cincinnati Reds
81 Kosuke Fukudome, OF, Chicago Cubs
82 Lance Berkman, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
83 Peter Bourjos, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
84 Cody Ross, OF, San Francisco Giants
85 Roger Bernadina, OF, Washington Nationals
86 Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
87 Fred Lewis, OF, Cincinnati Reds
88 Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
89 Jordan Schafer, OF, Atlanta Braves

Ryan Braun, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
57889169309719.292.364.528.892

Ryan Braun OF Milwaukee Brewers

GB spike in last 2 seasons hurting Ryan Braun's HR, but he'll still hover around 30, which is fine when grouped in elite 5-category contribution. Rising CT%, BB/K predict return to '07 and '09 BA. Increased SB opps last 2 years will pay off if he's more aggressive on basepaths.


Carl Crawford, OF, Boston Red Sox
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4967613694220.274.321.415.736

Carl Crawford OF Boston Red Sox

Chalk: about 100 runs and 40 steals - batting third won't put him at previous levels - in a healthy season, regardless of batting position. Rest is in flux. Reasons to think his clip might dip below .300 include rising FB% - more HRs, BA drop, perhaps? Not far-fetched when combined with still subpar BB/K, a sinking liner rate and his persistent struggles versus lefties, the last one a three-year problem. Speed will keep his BA afloat enough that it won't be a huge drop if it happens. Has enough power to remain bankable first-round value as long as you address another power source for a foundation.


Carlos Gonzalez, OF, Colorado Rockies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
50687149289024.294.364.543.907

Carlos Gonzalez OF Colorado Rockies

Carlos Gonzalez's skills exploded. He hasn't hit many FB, but he makes them count. BB/K improvement in 2H, tiny CT% bump mean BA is establishing, but BABIP normalization will bring it back to earth. Home-road splits add some risk. What if he stops hitting at home? Tempering that concern is his improvement vs. LHP, even with luck. His power-speed profile makes even his drop-off a worthy top-12 profile.


Matt Holliday, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5448915821915.290.379.471.850

Matt Holliday OF St. Louis Cardinals

Matt Holliday's elite fantasy line saw small bumps in CT and BB/K, encouraging to keep his BA elite. HR jump in 2H backed by FB increase. Expect more of his typical production.


Matt Kemp, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
46170131227313.284.353.492.845

Matt Kemp OF Los Angeles Dodgers

Matt Kemp's power and speed aren't going away, but his BA is less stable. CT tumbled, and he already has a low BB/K. But rising BB% might help strike zone judgment, which became a bigger issue last year. Mental clarity won't hurt, either. Clip won't be .324 again, but it won't be .249, even with struggles vs. RHP. His 5-category contribution will be up and running again. Take advantage of draft doubt.


Josh Hamilton, OF, Texas Rangers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5608115125925.270.327.473.800

Josh Hamilton OF Texas Rangers

Sure, a .390 BABIP won't happen again, but it wasn't a total fluke for Josh Hamilton. Hot streak, repaired BB/K, improved CT% complemented power resurgence. Still a hacker, but he owns these skills; they were merely amplified. Injuries starting to pile up, though, and are the biggest thing holding him back.


Shin-Soo Choo, OF, Cleveland Indians
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
572100160196319.280.385.451.836

Shin-Soo Choo OF Cleveland Indians

Shin-Soo Choo's five-category contribution is becoming mind-numbingly stable. Improvements in BB/K, CT% should nurture BA. Though he's in his peak power years, and it's possible for him to improve, his low FB% track record doesn't forecast HR growth, but nothing wrong with 20-ish along with everything else he does. Bid for more of the same.


Andrew McCutchen, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
56793174258824.307.398.526.924

Andrew McCutchen OF Pittsburgh Pirates

Andrew McCutchen had more growth last year, especially in 2H and Sept. Changes in lineup spot didn't stop him. BB/K, CT% spike bode well for .300 BA in near future. Late-season HR jump also puts 20 dingers within reach. Don't hesitate to lock him up.


Jayson Werth, OF, Washington Nationals
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
49686139218211.280.366.470.836

Jayson Werth OF Washington Nationals

Jayson Werth's clip will probably come down a bit. He'll also miss Citizens Bank Park. But he still boasts the 30-20 skills that have made him a standby. His FB continued to climb. Don't let his uni concern you.


Nelson Cruz, OF, Texas Rangers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4906412727825.259.315.480.795

Nelson Cruz OF Texas Rangers

Bank on Nelson Cruz missing time due to injury; chronic hamstring issues a concern. HR and SB locks with health, but his BABIP was lofty and should revert to his mean, even with upped CT%. Still one of the better power-speed combos.


Alex Rios, OF, Chicago White Sox
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
59391168188329.283.327.445.772

Alex Rios OF Chicago White Sox

Alex Rios finally reached the 20-30 plateau. Thank increased CT%, SBA%. BB/K still undesirable, though, and after HR-heavy May, free-fell in BA and power. The SB and, less so, the BA look safer than his HR, but you can expect something similar to 2010 from now on.


Justin Upton, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
575101157298214.273.356.485.841

Justin Upton OF Arizona Diamondbacks

How much better could Justin Upton have done? Then again, he lost momentum with a flare-up of a pre-existing shoulder injury that erased his Sept. and might've sapped his Aug. power. Before Aug., though, he clubbed 16 HR and saw a bump in FB. Improvements in patience show he's progressing. K's continued to pile up, but he still recognizes the strike zone enough to take BB and increase his SB chances. As long as reports are positive on Upton's shoulder, sacrifice a steady BA for a 20-20 profile with his boom. It's coming.


Jacoby Ellsbury, OF, Boston Red Sox
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
53788151156240.281.338.432.770

Jacoby Ellsbury OF Boston Red Sox

Jacoby Ellsbury appears on track for 2011, but it's proper to worry about speed-centric commodity whose ribs cost him a full season. Steals potential elite, even if '09 was lofty. Hitting atop this lineup would give him helpful opps for runs, but that isn't set in stone. If this profile fits with your team on draft day, great, but acknowledge the downside if he doesn't come out of the gate racing.


B.J. Upton, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
49352115185021.233.311.394.705

B.J. Upton OF Tampa Bay Rays

Don't bank on B.J. Upton's BA helping you in 2011; dropping CT%, rising K%, struggles vs. RHP ensure doubt. What you can put in pen: 40-ish SB, 20-ish HR (thanks, rising FB%), 85-plus R. Does he fit your team? If your BA can take the hit, go for it.


Andre Ethier, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4125111412532.277.353.434.787

Andre Ethier OF Los Angeles Dodgers

Finger fracture halted Andre Ethier's fast start. Dipping CT and splits vs. LH remain concerns, but he makes hard enough CT to keep his BA useful. His FB% in last two years justifies his power growth. 30-HR season still in the tank.


Mike Stanton, OF, Florida Marlins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5117313434803.262.368.528.896

Mike Stanton OF Florida Marlins

Mike Stanton's power is already real - hulking natural bulk, a FB rate that climbed as his rookie year wore on. Even his BB/K wasn't bad for a rook. Warnings: CT% a hindrance, and he preferred to hit on the road. But power hitters with his BB% have a better chance at increasing pitch recognition, so his BA could easily be useful. 40 HR upside ... this year.


Hunter Pence, OF, Houston Astros
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
6218917224869.277.335.461.796

Hunter Pence OF Houston Astros

Hunter Pence has hit 25 HR in each of last 3 years, all with high GB rates. At least his HR/FB isn't fluky, just a pattern, buoyed by 2H FB increase and pull tendency in great RHB home park. Increased CT% helps keep BA afloat. He'll have some combo of these across-the-board stats even with correction in BA or HR, so he'll remain valuable. Stable midrange filler.


Jay Bruce, OF, Cincinnati Reds
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
6038615432988.255.327.489.816

Jay Bruce OF Cincinnati Reds

Jay Bruce's BA will approach .300 one day, and it'll be useful now (see: vs. LHP, LD bump), but count on power first (see: CT% drop). Still, otherworldly talent coming together and worth a confident investment.


Jason Heyward, OF, Atlanta Braves
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
52183138226513.265.356.463.819

Jason Heyward OF Atlanta Braves

A brilliant rookie campaign has Jason Heyward on a fantasy fast track. Justified: He has a BB/K beyond his years and hit 18 HR even while losing time to a thumb injury. He struggled vs. LHP, but CT% wasn't bad for a rook and improved a bit post-break. Though his farm HR didn't suffer because of it, GB rate makes 30 HR a long-term development, not one for 2011. He's so well-rounded that he's still a prime upside commodity, though.


Corey Hart, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4256511019604.259.320.464.784

Corey Hart OF Milwaukee Brewers

Corey Hart is due a BA correction thanks to a slightly bloated BABIP, continued CT% dip. His power, however, remains real; inflated HR/FB backed by increased FB%.


Shane Victorino, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
52284146135522.280.343.437.780

Shane Victorino OF Philadelphia Phillies

Shane Victorino's weakness as a left-handed hitter was finally on display in 2010. Is it just a blip, or the start of a trend? No way of knowing for certain, but don't assume more than a replacement-level BA. Perhaps his fluctuating lineup spot takes some heat. The home runs were a pleasant surprise, but he's unlikely to be headed to the 20-homer plateau. And Davey Lopes' departure might hurt him more than other Phils. Enthusiasm for Victorino may be low, though, and he's a quality multi-cat contributor.


Curtis Granderson, OF, New York Yankees
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
53176128257811.241.329.431.760

Curtis Granderson OF New York Yankees

Can Curtis Granderson's BA be saved? Don't bank on that, considering his issues versus lefties. Nothing wrong with four-category counting stability, though, in the right circumstances. His power surged upon returning from groin strain and making swing adjustments. With his successful percentage history, stealing 20 still possible with sufficient ABs, but maybe he's focusing more on hitting flies and abusing the Bronx's short porch. Either way, his 20-20 promise carries his value; if his BA issues drop his price, bonus.


Jason Bay, OF, New York Mets
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Jason Bay OF New York Mets

Jason Bay kept his FB rate near his previous levels, but it declined, and Citi Field didn't help pull-happy 32-year-old's power before concussion. Slight CT rebound gives hope for BA improvement. As for HR rebound, faith is required, but he was a capable run producer even when power was absent. Potential grand theft mixed OF.


Chris B. Young, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
46669100175815.215.301.391.692

Chris B. Young OF Arizona Diamondbacks

Chris B. Young's second half proves he has more growth room. He followed through on his 20-20 talent but also posted his best BB/K and OBP while improving his CT% and balance in the batter's box. His power is the better bet of sticking, though this is an intriguing profile for his price.


Torii Hunter, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5487915715783.286.325.431.756

Torii Hunter OF Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Torii Hunter's age and all-out style of play should concern you. A slow increase in his groundballs over the last three seasons could also be a by-product of age. He was thrown out 12 times last year, which was the most in his career. His speed appears to be declining with age, and double-digit SBs aren't as automatic. But he's still good for around 20 HR and hits in a prime lineup spot - he's a pick for support, not upside.


Drew Stubbs, OF, Cincinnati Reds
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
335478593017.254.323.388.711

Drew Stubbs OF Cincinnati Reds

Drew Stubbs' speed is more secure than his power. His farm pop wasn't special. Also hurting his BA upside: low BB/K, CT% and LD%. OBP issues also limit SB growth. The hacker still can meet his 2010 HR, but it's unlikely he'll surpass it by much. Bid for SB and falling short of a HR repeat.


Juan Pierre, OF, Chicago White Sox
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Juan Pierre OF Chicago White Sox

2010 was a typical full-time Juan Pierre season: 90-plus R and around 60 SB on the back of an excellent BB/K and CT skills. Of course, there's the empty BA that fell to .275. Those points make a difference when that's one of Pierre's few offerings. His GB went up, and his BABIP went down - maybe he isn't beating out as many. Maybe his swipes take a hit this year merely because of age, but with this aggressive team, that isn't a certainty. Either way, Pierre remains a mixed late-round, 2-category filler as long as he's a starter.


Bobby Abreu, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
9217233131.250.327.391.718

Bobby Abreu OF Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

For a 36-year-old OF, Bobby Abreu doesn't present as much injury risk as you might think; he has never been on the DL in his career. A move to the DH role this year can't hurt, either. His low BABIP and drop in line drives didn't help his BA last year. Despite the age factor, Abreu still has a decent chance of giving you a 15-homer, 15-stolen base season, which isn't bad if your draft mates have soured on him.


Nick Swisher, OF, New York Yankees
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5447213822701.254.348.432.780

Nick Swisher OF New York Yankees

Nick Swisher's decline in walk rate stemmed from notable increase in swing percentage. Slumps hurt the former, which he could easily stabilize. To a degree, his liner uptick accounted for bloated BABIP and lofty BA, but repeating .288 is far from certain. Streaky average didn't halt power, though. A stable ISO profile of 25-plus HR, 80-plus RBI, 85-ish R goes a long way for a mixed outfield, even with possible BA downtick, which shouldn't deter you from buying into him.


Nick Markakis, OF, Baltimore Orioles
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
6168817713622.287.347.399.746

Nick Markakis OF Baltimore Orioles

Nick Markakis hasn't slipped his trippy decline in power production by anyone. He's becoming an excellent contact hitter, which seems to go unnoticed but makes him a No. 2 hitter and a less attractive fantasy commodity. Buck Showalter moved him between the two-hole and third spot regularly. The numbers suggest that Markakis continues to become less aggressive. Will it pay off? The good news: There is little downside to Markakis, few will pay for big upside. The bad: There may not be much upside. After the break, Markakis began taking the offensive more, though. There's still some hope.


Ichiro Suzuki, OF, Seattle Mariners
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
316378242212.259.293.339.632

Ichiro Suzuki OF Seattle Mariners

We're at the point where fantasy managers' blind faith to Ichiro Suzuki is approaching harmful. Ichiro, 37, has experienced steady decay of his of once highly dependable LD%. His H% has slowly been suffering along with it. We're near the point where "luck" is starting to mean something for Ichiro. More importantly, the LH hitter is at an age when decline in speed is advanced. How long will Ichiro's infield hit percentage remain so high? He doesn't draw BB regularly. Last year, he posted an uncharacteristically high rate of SBA relative to his SBO. And let's not ignore the substandard men Seattle asks to drive him in. Ichiro is extremely reliable. He's in great shape. He won't sink into the Pacific. But he's not a high-end source of BA and thefts anymore.


Vernon Wells, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Vernon Wells OF Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Vernon Wells had an impressive season last year in his last stint with Toronto. However, the chances of another 30-homer year are slim. Excluding his impressive April, Wells wasn't anything special. The move to Anaheim will make it tougher for him to leave the yard. His HR total last year shows his wrist is healthy, but he is still injury-prone. The Angels' aggressive approach on the base paths could increase his SB, but his overall inconsistency remains a burden.


Carlos Quentin, OF, Chicago White Sox
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3905710019660.256.350.482.832

Carlos Quentin OF Chicago White Sox

Carlos Quentin kept up his useful AB/HR and FB rates, but also showed his persistent injury history and BA failures. The best part, though, is his constant nicks will lower his price. His 2008 pop is his ceiling, as long as you can live with a BA that probably won't break .270.


Delmon Young, OF, Minnesota Twins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
21519567260.260.300.405.705

Delmon Young OF Minnesota Twins

It's easy to forget that Delmon Young is only 25 years old after his breakout season last year. His plate patience isn't great, but his big jump in contact gives a better BA foundation. With his slugging and fly balls on the rise, the possibility of more power in his late 20s still gives you hope that there is more to offer. Warning: Don't inflate his value because of his 2010 RBI - it's hard to think he'll see that many consistently. His profile doesn't set him apart from a large group of midrange OF; in most cases, his upside sets him apart, but don't pay for him to explore more this year.


Angel Pagan, OF, New York Mets
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4908213574823.276.326.418.744

Angel Pagan OF New York Mets

Angel Pagan's skills remained on par with those of his limited seasons, and his bump in FB shouldn't be ignored. But he was exposed down the stretch, not surprising in his first season without a notable injury. His CT dropped, and he swung more than ever. SB real as long as he starts, but with stagnant BB/K, BA at risk.


Carlos Lee, OF, Houston Astros
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Carlos Lee OF Houston Astros

Carlos Lee, 35 in May, bumped his SLG in 2H. If you glanced at his FB rate and CT%, you wouldn't be worried. Unfortunately, he's making weaker contact and has an eroding BB/K, a combo that doesn't foretell a BA close to his historical figures. Sure, he has dual eligibility at 1B and OF, but as for production, it's "maybe" for the power and "uh oh" for the clip. Everyone has a buyable price, but Lee's would have to drop into the clearance bin to be a comfortable purchase.


Adam L. Jones, OF, Baltimore Orioles
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
63493178309912.281.319.489.808

 

Adam L. Jones OF Baltimore Orioles

Adam L. Jones' peripherals show that his '10 batting average was on the generous side of the spectrum. His skills scream ordinary, and it remains to be seen what, if any, upside he has left. Increases in flyballs and line drives last year are a positive sign for his HR totals. He could be a candidate to eventually top 20 homers, and playing in Baltimore doesn't work against this.


Rajai Davis, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3805710163043.266.314.379.693

Rajai Davis OF Toronto Blue Jays

Rajai Davis built on his '09 in full-time work. Still a good bet to attempt thievery in at least half his opportunities. Leading off has its perks in this elite offense. CT% bump a likely buttress for capable BA, which at least saves a third dimension to his contribution.


Colby Rasmus, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5016312123742.242.309.443.752

Colby Rasmus OF St. Louis Cardinals

Even with another 2H collapse, Colby Rasmus showed positive steps, including good LHP splits and a FB bump. Thanks, Mark McGwire. But that cost him some CT - Rasmus will keep hacking, but he's dangerous upon contact, and his advancing BB% bodes well for his plate command.


Michael Bourn, OF, Houston Astros
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5678215564830.273.331.372.703

Michael Bourn OF Houston Astros

Michael Bourn's improving BB/K and CT% say he can improve his BA, but his BABIP from '09 looks like a fluke. Probably more of the same. His BB% can help his SBO%, though, and you know what you're getting on the basepaths and in R. Plan around drafting him.


Michael Cuddyer, OF, Minnesota Twins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
45469127197210.280.339.502.841

Michael Cuddyer OF Minnesota Twins

A vast difference in home run output the last two seasons leaves one wondering about Michael Cuddyer's true power potential. His FB and HR/FB ratios spiked in '09, but keep in mind, Target Field has been a bane for HR. The increase in GB is alarming, and it's wiser to expect his HR to more closely mirror those of last year. At least with his contact rate on the rise, he is unlikely to hurt you in BA.


Raul Ibanez, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
392459118560.232.300.431.731

Raul Ibanez OF Philadelphia Phillies

Age and injury dramatically affected Raul Ibanez's capacity to produce in 2010. One might assume a continuation. Caution: His poor first half correlates with his slow recovery from offseason sports hernia surgery. The start of his run from July 1 on (.303-10-47 in 307 AB) coincided with he and the staff's proclamation that he was finally near full strength. He's still a candidate to fall victim to age and injury, but who'll actually be high on Ibanez?


Travis Snider, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
20323475204.232.293.365.658

Travis Snider OF Toronto Blue Jays

Just a couple of years ago, Travis Snider was one of the best hitting prospects in the game. He has flaws - K% among them - but packs potential and boasts a discernible ability to adjust as well. In mid-May of last year, when it looked like Snider was ready to break through, following a tough start, he sprained his right wrist. After he returned, he batted .265 with eight homers in 181 at-bats. In the season's final month, he batted .289 with six dingers in 97 at-bats. That stretch signaled power output concerns were behind Snider, 23. He tattoos the ball and has the capacity to improve his plate discipline. He hits southpaws well. He'll play every day. Snider is seeking consistency. A season of 25 or 30 homers lies is around the corner.


Andres Torres, OF, San Francisco Giants
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Andres Torres OF San Francisco Giants

Andres Torres is still capable of double-digit HR to go with his helpful SB, and his BB/K in the bigs has steadily improved. Full-time work helped him blossom, along with taking his ADHD medication. His D will keep him in the lineup. Buy, as long as you temper the tater expectations. Doubt will keep his price low.


Jose Tabata, OF, Pittsburgh Pirates
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
22024604217.273.339.418.757

Jose Tabata OF Pittsburgh Pirates

Jose Tabata has bulked up a little, but the spring noise shouldn't prevent you from taking him as a SB mixed flier. Top-notch CT% and a workable BB/K give him a .300 BA foundation. It might be a little light, though. Near 30 SB with a helpful BA is where you start. Double-digit homers would be a bonus, and more muscle increases that likelihood.


Brett Gardner, OF, New York Yankees
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4777512874336.268.348.392.740

Brett Gardner OF New York Yankees

Brett Gardner's speed translated as expected and walk rate bodes well for keeping SBs up. Issues vs. LHP, 2H struggles after quick start exposed the rest of his shaky game. Hand and wrist injuries lingered and remain relevant. Expect a BA correction, but his speed can be a foundation with his role cemented.


Carlos Beltran, OF, New York Mets
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5167914629872.283.343.508.851

Carlos Beltran OF New York Mets

September LD rate and HR/FB gave us a glimpse of the old Carlos Beltran. His BB/K needs to improve but wasn't terrible. Power better bet to rebound than SB, which will go as knee recovery goes.


Jason Kubel, OF, Minnesota Twins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
410429915590.241.314.420.734

Jason Kubel OF Minnesota Twins

Last year was a bit of an aberration for Jason Kubel, so don't expect another poor performance in the batting average department. He has never been solid against lefties, but last year was a struggle. However, a return to a BA near .300 is also unlikely; a high hit rate and HR/FB rate contributed to his outlier '09 season. With his other peripherals somewhat stabilizing, there doesn't appear to be much upside left. Pay for a return that lies somewhere in between his '09 and '10 campaigns.


Magglio Ordonez, OF, Detroit Tigers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Magglio Ordonez OF Detroit Tigers

A broken ankle stalled an otherwise solid power rebound for Magglio Ordonez. Still armed with a top BB/K, he saw FB and CT increases and kept up his LD rate. Pre-2009 power isn't a safe bet, and BA skills, though sound, might be casualty of age. Beware the drop-off.


Denard Span, OF, Minnesota Twins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5567015344318.275.328.381.709

Denard Span OF Minnesota Twins

With Ron Gardenhire focused on resting Denard Span more this season, will it make him more productive? Span faded down the stretch due to nagging injuries and fatigue. His BABIP also dipped under .300 for the first time in his career. A rebound in average is entirely possible, and with his SB production still there, Span should do more of the same. But many are overvaluing him based on his big workloads from the past 2 years. Caution: His SB aren't enough and don't have enough support to reach for or overbid on him.


Franklin Gutierrez, OF, Seattle Mariners
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Franklin Gutierrez OF Seattle Mariners

The Franklin Gutierrez breakout potential was greatly exaggerated. His SB efficiency grew; his HR didn't. Tough ballpark to have power break through even with his FB% bump. Still at an age to put it all together, but he lost momentum in that path, and BA skills don't predict maturity yet, either. Draft for SB and pray he rediscovers his '09 gains.


Austin Jackson, OF, Detroit Tigers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
55984159147017.284.351.440.791

Austin Jackson OF Detroit Tigers

A high LD rate justifies Austin Jackson's rookie BA. His low BB/K, mediocre CT don't. Side with the latter indicators. SB, and R to a lesser extent, drive his value. Without improvement, plate skills limit SB upside.


Marlon Byrd, OF, Chicago Cubs
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4215611314561.268.312.444.756

Marlon Byrd OF Chicago Cubs

You know what Marlon Byrd is giving you: a solid .280-ish BA that'll vacillate with his streakiness, around 75 R and 75 RBI in a full season. Can't seem to last a full season at same pace - 2H have been weak in last 2 years. 20 HR from '09 will be hard to repeat if GB% stays near 2010 spike. Not much upside here.


Chris Coghlan, OF, Florida Marlins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Chris Coghlan OF Florida Marlins

Chris Coghlan was coming off a hot streak before his freak knee injury. He might take some time to regain his speed, and his BB/K and CT% drops are unsettling, but don't write him off because of his bad celebration. He'll be in the lineup, one way or another. There isn't much power in him, but his 20-SB, .300 BA potential will at least be cheap.


Dexter Fowler, OF, Colorado Rockies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
46074118114717.257.357.402.759

Dexter Fowler OF Colorado Rockies

Dexter Fowler had to go back to AAA; he skipped it entirely on his way to the bigs. He made some plate adjustments and improved in the 2H. CT% improvement increases BA optimism. Already has nice BB% - that combo should increase SB opps. Not a bad bargain to see if he can put it all together.


Ryan Ludwick, OF, San Diego Padres
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3764610410562.277.339.426.765

Ryan Ludwick OF San Diego Padres

CT drop jeopardizes Ryan Ludwick's BA. Move to SD, FB dip hurt Ludwick's HR. Not a good combo. He'll hit in the SD heart, but how much is that worth? RBI nice but hardly bankable with this lineup. He isn't his 2008-09 self anymore.


Grady Sizemore, OF, Cleveland Indians
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
398549713525.244.307.430.737

Let's assume Grady Sizemore plays for the entire season. Believe it or not, that's realistic. How many games, though, 130, 145 tops? His BA was in serious trouble before the first ambulance arrived. He's getting to baseball activities late. At least his FB% brings confidence for his power when he's on the field. What's his 2011 ceiling, 20 to 25 homers, 10 to 15 steals? He has to hit that to justify the pick. See Carlos Beltran's recovery for a benchmark. Maybe, in 2H, we see a vintage (or part-vintage) Sizemore. Don't set your sights too high this year.


Ryan Raburn, OF, Detroit Tigers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
322438213490.255.326.450.776

Ryan Raburn OF Detroit Tigers

If Ryan Raburn has 2B eligibility in your league, bully. AB are key to his success and should come in some form. Weak BB/K, but he has some power. Indicators don't support past clips, and he's a huge risk of being exposed with more PT.


Rafael Soriano, RP, New York Yankees
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

WSVIPHERBBKERAWHIP
33562602419533.481.27

Rafael Soriano RP New York Yankees

Rafael Soriano has appeal as next in line for SV. Health problems have held him back some, but his skills are elite and he's tough to hit. Warnings: He moves to a horrible park for a pitcher who yields ample FB, and his BB/9 has been higher in non-SV sitches. If you don't need to handcuff him to Mariano Rivera, speculation is less urgent, but his skills can help if your league is deep enough to employ them in a lineup consistently.


Will Venable, OF, San Diego Padres
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3764610410562.277.339.426.765

Will Venable OF San Diego Padres

Will Venable is a platoon risk, thanks to struggles vs. LHP and scary CT%. But FB increase, newfound SB freedom make him an intriguing mixed flier. Be sure to compensate for his BA - then again, that late, there's nothing but upside there, right? Put more weight into the HR-SB pair.


Luke Scott, OF, Baltimore Orioles
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Luke Scott OF Baltimore Orioles

He provided great value in 2010 thanks to a couple of atypical Luke Scott splurges. Outbursts for Scott are normal, but they don't usually last for a month or so at a time. Many of his underlying numbers have remained about the same, but there's some evidence that his platoon split is becoming an issue. Baltimore's lack of a first baseman could be a plus. Just don't pay for a repeat of 2010.


David DeJesus, OF, Oakland Athletics
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
480661229456.254.328.385.713

David DeJesus OF Oakland Athletics

Thumb injury prematurely ended David DeJesus' 2010. Before that, he received some BABIP help nad returned to '08 BA, and more. There's no thump and few SB here, and he isn't a .300 hitter. Boring consistency has its price; just don't inflate it.


David Murphy, OF, Texas Rangers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4155611413528.275.344.431.775

David Murphy OF Texas Rangers

With two injury-prone and one unprovend OF, David Murphy will probably see a decent amount of AB. Competence he showed vs. LHP last year will help his case. CT%, LD%, BB/K increases all good signs for BA utility, and he's becoming more refined on basepaths. Handy HR-SB combo for filling out OF.


Michael Brantley, OF, Cleveland Indians
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5396515186613.280.330.390.720

Michael Brantly OF Cleveland Indians

Michael Brantley will be the starter in left. Youngster boasts favorable BA profile - CT%, LD% - and has mature BB/K. Already a solid SB source and has upside for more.


Nate McLouth, OF, Atlanta Braves
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
304437672015.250.319.388.707

Nate McLouth OF Atlanta Braves

Nate McLouth struggles vs. LHP, but he came back pretty strong after concussion, minors stint. Still has a hint of HR-SB combo if you're scrounging in deep mixed drafts, but ATL has other options that could take away PT if he falls down again.


Alex Gordon, OF, Kansas City Royals
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
56871159198810.280.349.460.809

Alex Gordon OF Kansas City Royals

Alex Gordon is frustrating. Positives: LD% improved each year sans injury-marred '09. Hits LHP. Has workable plate approach. Negatives: Still has little polish despite all this post-hype time. Will tinkering with swing help? Count on slightly improved BA - most signs point toward that - and maybe power to match combined 2010 MLB-minors efforts. Not upside worth reaching for, though, until he shows us something. OF-only eligibility limits mixed intrigue to post-draft fodder outside of deep cases.


Logan Morrison, OF, Florida Marlins
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3924410014551.255.333.429.762

Logan Morrison OF Florida Marlins

Logan Morrison disappointed in his first MLB work. Since he smacked 24 dingers in A ball in 2007, his isolated power has been sub-.200. Unrealized potential? Maybe, but a fractured thumb and shoulder soreness in the past two years have no doubt played a part. His CT% and BB/K were solid, so it wasn't a problem catching up to MLB pitching. If he's healthy, he can hit 15 or 20 HR while getting more lift to go with decent BA.


Cameron Maybin, OF, San Diego Padres
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3764610410562.277.339.426.765

Cameron Maybin OF San Diego Padres

There are still reasons to take a flier on Cameron Maybin: SBA%, slight FB uptick, the fact he's still young. Still a hacker, and tools aren't quite put together yet, but SD will keep him in lineup. AB with talent are hard to find in the late mixed rounds.


Josh Willingham, OF, Oakland Athletics
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4645211024671.237.350.446.796

Josh Willingham OF Oakland Athletics

Josh Willingham has prove he can mash at P-friendly home parks. There's a decent amount to like here: consistent 20 HR in full season, OBP skills. 1H was normal; 2H was hobbled by bum knee; hint of upside remains. Health issues loom over him frequently, though, and OAK has ample OF options - he's hardly a guaranteed fixture.


Manny Ramirez, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Manny Ramirez OF Tampa Bay Rays

As DH, Manny Ramirez's fantasy life has been prolonged, especially with health becoming a bigger concern. CT% rise should keep BA useful, but FB% drop is threatening his power, which faded in brief CWS time. Maybe it comes back with regular work. Caution: The reward probably isn't big even with his dropping price.


Tyler Colvin, OF, Chicago Cubs
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
8612213141.244.278.442.720

Tyler Colvin OF Chicago Cubs

Tyler Colvin will be part of a 4-OF rotation. The streaky bat won't be secure in BA but isn't far off from expanding on his power. Deep mixed HR divers could use him for their bench.


Xavier Nady, OF, Arizona Diamondbacks
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Xavier Nady OF Arizona Diamondbacks

Xavier Nady has opps in LF and 1B. One year removed from Tommy John surgery, might be on the way to getting power back. Even with that being his 2nd surgery, it takes hitters less time to recover, usually. BB/K, FB% weak, but his new park could help the latter. A HR flier.


Coco Crisp, OF, Oakland Athletics
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
48773126125029.259.325.402.727

Coco Crisp OF Oakland Athletics

Coco Crisp's health remains his biggest deterrent.On the field last year, he continued his fast-paced SBA growth; OAK is a good match for that. His 2006-2008 wheelhouse a better bet for SB expectations, though, because his OBP still isn't special. Plus, his BABIP and LD% didn't jive, and OAK has plenty of OF if Crisp either dings himself or can't get the job done. Don't overrate his 2H, but he can fit your team at a cheap price.


Seth Smith, OF, Colorado Rockies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
378499210463.243.322.399.721

Seth Smith OF Colorado Rockies

Seth Smith's heavy platoon splits will keep him facing RHP only. BB/K, LD dropped for 2nd straight year, and he faded in 2H. '09 BA looks like anomaly, even with potential BABIP correction. HR real, thanks to FB increase, and still has upside if given more AB. If the better end of a platoon is valued in your league, bid for 2010 with a better clip.


Juan Rivera, OF, Toronto Blue Jays
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Juan Rivera OF Toronto Blue Jays

There'll be PT for Juan Rivera, whose '09 momentum was wiped away by LAA reshuffling and a correction on his stats. This isn't a bad team to help him recapture his power. CT% serviceable, and BA rebound possible, would be helped by LD% rebound. Biggest things holding him back are GB% and shoddy D, but they're minimal drawbacks for his price.


Johnny Damon, OF, Tampa Bay Rays
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Johnny Damon OF Tampa Bay Rays

Johnny Damons' dipping CT% tells of the aging bat's decline. BA will be hard to save, even if he keeps up his LD% recovery. Merely a slap hitter for the most part. '09 was more about Yankee Stadium than him. How many more SB can he record at age 37? Too much on the decline here to invest in confidently.


Ben Francisco, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Ben Francisco OF Philadelphia Phillies

Ben Francisco should start the season with the RF job. He's typically regarded as a platoon player, but he hasn't been overwhelmingly disappointing against RHP in recent years. Rising FB% makes him a good power speculation, and SBA% shows he can approach 20 SB in a full season.


J.D. Drew, OF, Boston Red Sox
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

J.D. Drew OF Boston Red Sox

J.D. Drew's walk rate remains high-level but dropped for second straight year this time a tanking, and his contact is losing thump. The 35-year-old was dominated by LHPs - that might seal his fate with crowded OF. Still a walking medical chart. A boring settle pick with risk of falling into a platoon.


Nyjer Morgan, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
981526164.265.333.347.680

Nyjer Morgan OF Washington Nationals

Nyjer Morgan can still swipe bags, even with his SBA% dropping. You'll have to keep looking for other signs of hope, though. His job isn't entirely secure, but he's not in imminent danger. He'll lead off, at least. His '09 clip is an outlier, but LD% improvement and still solid CT% show some BA improvement is in the cards. Start with abundant SB and temper your expectations elsewhere.


Jonny Gomes, OF, Cincinnati Reds
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
288457312471.253.356.434.790

Jonny Gomes OF Cincinnati Reds

Jonny Gomes' CT% and BB/K will keep his BA low. Bet on HR. Others? Though he had BABIP help, he improved enough vs. RHP (thanks, LD) to get a full season's work and maybe keep everyday role. Well, OK, they had no one else to help. Safer to expect platoon work than another full-time season.


Kosuke Fukudome, OF, Chicago Cubs
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Kosuke Fukudome OF Chicago Cubs

Growth in FB, rebound in CT% aided Kosuke Fukudome. He's still rough around the edges, though, and won't play every day. He might lead off when he's in, so there's cause for renting him if he catches fire. He's decent NL-only OF depth.


Lance Berkman, OF, St. Louis Cardinals
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Lance Berkman OF St. Louis Cardinals

Erosion vs. LHP makes Lance Berkman's switch-hitting almost inconsequential. Injuries are piling up, especially in the lower body - not good for retaining power. 2H drop shows ill effects. Maybe it turns back on in FT role, but can he handle playing OF? BA might be saved by BB/K, CT, but other contributions tenuous.


Peter Bourjos, OF, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
3856310183114.262.322.390.712

Peter Bourjos OF Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Peter Bourjos could really struggle with bat: He makes soft CT and is mainly in the lineup for his D and speed. At-bats probably won't come all in one big league stint. Plus-plus range and nine-hole are biggest things in his favor, that would give him chance to realize 25 SB. Not cemented if lineup needs reshuffling.


Cody Ross, OF, San Francisco Giants
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
4105110713613.261.322.424.746

Cody Ross OF San Francisco Giants

Remember: You're not playing with postseason numbers. Cody Ross isn't special: BB/K is below average, FB drop reminds us HR shaky. Splits vs. RHP make him a platoon risk.


Roger Bernadina, OF, Washington Nationals
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
15718393105.248.314.363.677

Roger Bernadina OF Washington Nationals

Roger Bernadina had an 11-homer, 16-steal season in 2010 but is being ignored. Following a fatigue-riddled September, Bernadina spent the offseason adding some muscle. Maybe it's a Best Shape of his Life tale. More realistically, it's improved dedication from a 26-year-old power-speed threat that has hinted at an explosion, including his nearly 90 percent bag-swiping success. His BA is tenuous, thanks to questionable LD% and CT%. But those were solid on the farm, and in his first extensive MLB action, there was plenty to like.


Carlos Gomez, OF, Milwaukee Brewers
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
58491154256241.264.320.478.798

Carlos Gomez OF Milwaukee Brewers

Carlos Gomez can't steal first base and had trouble hitting lefties. Injuries hurt his season, but BB/K awful, CT% dipping, and he has done little to prove he's worthy of everyday AB. If you're going to speculate, go for the SB; at least he improved his accuracy. Everything else is a true gamble.


Fred Lewis, OF, Cincinnati Reds
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
000000.000.000.000.000

Fred Lewis OF Cincinnati Reds

A leadoff candidate, Fred Lewis helped out many teams with SB last season. That will continue relative to PT - just don't overrate it, since he isn't accurate. Consider his post-May BB% as potential improvement spark. With AB in another hitter's park, Lewis could help deep mixed players again.


Domonic Brown, OF, Philadelphia Phillies
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
5367014223768.265.327.457.784

Domonic Brown OF Philadelphia Phillies

Domonic Brown will probably miss the start of the season. The top PHI prospect struggled in his MLB stint last season, and his CT% struggles say not to get your hopes high for his BA, even with swing tweaks and muscle gain. He's still developing his game, but even while he's doing that, he can provide a power-speed base. Don't overbid for 2011 based on his future, but he's a decent mixed gamble if you can stash him on draft day.


Jordan Schafer, OF, Atlanta Braves
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2011 Fantasy Baseball Projections

ABRHHRRBISBBAOBPSLGOPS
198284721518.237.323.323.646

Jordan Schafer OF Atlanta Braves

Jordan Schafer will be a backup after spending 2010 in the minors, working his way back from wrist surgery. As he works to regain his strength, keep an eye on him. Though his CT% from '09 doesn't build confidence, it doesn't take away his 20-20 potential. He could be a steal on PT speculation - there might be 2 OF spots for the taking.