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TGIF: 2009 OF Rankings

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…

  1. Grady Sizemore, Cleveland Indians
  2. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
  3. Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
  4. Carlos Beltran, New York Mets
  5. Carlos Lee, Houston Astros
  6. Alfonso Soriano, Chicago Cubs
  7. Carlos Quentin, Chicago White Sox
  8. B.J. Upton, Tampa Bay Rays
  9. Manny Ramirez, L.A. Dodgers
  10. Jason Bay, Boston Red Sox
  11. Carl Crawford, Tampa Bay Rays
  12. Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles
  13. Ichiro Suzuki, Seattle Mariners
  14. Vladimir Guerrero, L.A. Angels
  15. Curtis Granderson, Detroit Tigers,
  16. Matt Holliday, Oakland A’s
  17. Matt Kemp, L.A. Dodgers
  18. Nate McLouth, Pittsburgh Pirates
  19. Corey Hart, Milwaukee Brewers
  20. Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox
  21. Shane Victorino, Philadeplphia Phillies
  22. Jermaine Dye, Chicago White Sox
  23. Adam Dunn, Washington Nationals
  24. Magglio Ordonez, Detroit Tigers
  25. Alex Rios, Toronto Blue Jays
  26. Bobby Abreu, L.A. Angels
  27. Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis Cardinals
  28. Raul Ibanez, Philadelphia Phillies
  29. Andre Ethier, L.A. Dodgers
  30. Nelson Cruz, Texas Rangers

What I’ve Seen So Far

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

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