Farm Futures: Outfield Tiers
Farm Futures: Outfield Tiers

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I obviously didn't list every outfielder ranked in my top 400 (there will be a big top 400 update late this week/early next week, mostly to the back half) like I did for the other positions. I wish I had time to break these into around 20 tiers and list every fantasy-relevant outfield prospect, but they are all covered as part of the divisional prospect rankings. I mostly wanted to leave you with an idea of where I have the most notable guys and where I think the gaps in value are within the top 400.

Here are the 2019 outfield prospect tiers:

TIER ONE

1. Eloy Jimenez, White Sox
2. Victor Robles, Nationals

I selected Robles over Jimenez in my TGFBI league because I needed speed. The difficulty of finding speed from a player who also has the potential to be helpful in the other four roto categories pushes Robles up redraft boards. Jimenez, who I project to perform roughly like David Peralta in 2019, is still incredibly talented, but the value he provides is easier to find this year in less-hyped players. That said, these guys will obviously grow as players, and I could see Jimenez settling in as a .300 hitter who bangs out 35-plus homers annually and bats cleanup. I like that stability as a building block in a dynasty league. Robles will likely outearn Jimenez on occasion – it will be close this year – but I think Jimenez's potential to be elite

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James Anderson
James Anderson is RotoWire's Lead Prospect Analyst, Assistant Baseball Editor, and co-host of Farm Fridays on Sirius/XM radio and the RotoWire Prospect Podcast. FSWA Baseball Writer of the Year finalist in 2012.
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