Yes, outfield is a deep position, but the middle guys are a much better value than most of the guys you’ll get late. Also, there are going to be a million other players, just like those near the end of the list available on the waiver wire.
I had eight, but like for every category I hacked off the final tier. I don’t want any of those players, and I don’t even want to settle for any of those players.
As you can also see, I let Matt Holliday slip into the top of the second tier, he’s an excellent hitter, just overvalued. I’d rather have Grady Sizemore, Josh Hamilton or Ryan Braun first, so my list reflects that.
Some other big changes. For some reason I dropped Manny Ramirez. He’ll be fine, but there are a lot of good hitters out there. Good hitters with less mental baggage.
I pushed Nick Markakis up the list into Tier 2, probably my favorite tier.
I like the multi-tool guys, like Carlos Beltran, Alfonso Soriano and Markakis. Also, there’s lots of good value to be had in tiers 3, 4 and 5. And, if you get someone like Ichiro Suzuki in the fourth tier, he becomes a steal. If you reach for someone like Pat Burrell in the third tier you will not be disappointed.
Are my rankings completely messed? Am I completely messed for not including more than 53 players? Why in the heck did I pick 53? Let us know in the comments.
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