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Aaaahhhh finally, a position with some depth. It can be argued that you should address your shallower positions (2B, 3B, SS) in the first rounds and wait on the outfielders. This is actually a great way to draft. With more power than any other place on the diamond, the outfield has the luxury of hefty amount of home runs and speed during the late rounds. So, without further delay…
The best OF for the 2009 season…
I have completed two baseball drafts with a third coming up this Sunday (The SoB Friends and Family Draft). In those two drafts I have seen 30-HR outfielders drop as far as round nine. The urge to pick your slugging outfielder early is not as important as you think.
The big name OF that go in round one are usually: Grady Sizemore, Ryan Braun, and Josh Hamilton. This isn’t like the SS position where the big three are gone in Round 1 and you are almost screwed out of a quality player. Take advantage of this depth and just be patient. Plus, there are plenty of OF with enormous upside (Nelson Cruz, Cameron Maybin, Justin Upton, etc.) who are available late.
To sum it up: Have patience Daniel son.
Check out my previous rankings: 2009 Fantasy Baseball Rankings