One of my instuctors in college suggested that great writers give more stuff with less fluff. The goal, of course, was to get down to what was really important and avoid the useless filler that doesn’t help drive the story, or the reader, anywhere useful.
Well, I was always a better procrastinator than writer, so after spending massive amounts of time giving my personal analysis in each set of composites that I completed (Top 50 | C | 1B | 2B | 3B | SS | OF | SP | RP), I realized I was running out of time.
So now, down to the final two composite rankings and with the regular season already officially under way, here are the top 40 composite outfielders, using rankings from ESPN, SI, CBS, MLB.com and Yahoo. Except, this time, I’ll cut directly to the chase … the sortable rankings chart.
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Outfielders who received a top 40 mention in one or more of the rankings used, but not enough to make the composite top 40, include: Carlos Beltran, Adam Jones, Angel Pagan, Jason Bay, Rajai Davis, Vladimir Guerrero and Manny Ramirez.