The Z Files: Top 50 Outfielders, Part Two
The Z Files: Top 50 Outfielders, Part Two

This article is part of our The Z Files series.

Last but not least, today we'll wrap up the positional series with my top outfielders, not yet discussed. It's rather fitting this is the last column of the year, or maybe it was just good planning. Sticking to the process, in order to get 25 new names to thumbnail, the list needs to be extended to a top 32 with seven guys already handled in a previous posting.

While outfield may not be as flush in the middle and back end as usual, it's quite top heavy. In fact, it's stacked! Tie no longer goes to the non-outfielder in the first few rounds. So much so, don't fret if you start a draft with two outfielders. It's best not to leave stats on the table because you already have an outfielder. Trust me, you'll find infielders.

So, without further ado, [drum roll] my top 25 outfielders [/drum roll].

32. Giancarlo Stanton, New York Yankees

For two seasons, Stanton shunned the injury bug. There was a time Ian Kinsler and Evan Longoria were injury prone, only to shake the label and become two of the most durable players in the game. It's back to the drawing board for the slugger as he missed all but 18 games with biceps and knee woes. Further, Stanton suffered a Grade 2 quad strain in the playoffs that would have forced an IL visit in-season. He is expected to be ready for spring training. As numbers driven as I am, this rank is mostly

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Todd Zola
Todd has been writing about fantasy baseball since 1997. He won NL Tout Wars and Mixed LABR in 2016 as well as a multi-time league winner in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. Todd is now setting his sights even higher: The Rotowire Staff League. Lord Zola, as he's known in the industry, won the 2013 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Article of the Year award and was named the 2017 FSWA Fantasy Baseball Writer of the Year. Todd is a five-time FSWA awards finalist.
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