With the 2020 MLB season rapidly approaching, it's time to begin preparation for this year's fantasy baseball drafts. Here at The Duel, we'll have you covered every step of the way.
We've already got our top 100 fantasy baseball players for the 2020 MLB season, but now we're going to take things a step further and break it down by position.
With that in mind, here are the top-10 outfielders for fantasy baseball in 2020.
Fantasy Baseball OF Rankings
10. Yordan Alvarez, Houston Astros
9. Bryce Harper, Philadelphia Phillies
8. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees
Aaron Judge is certainly talented enough to finish the season well above where he's currently ranked. He has been consistently hampered by injuries, though. Judge has missed 110 games across the last two seasons, but when he's on the field, he's still one of the best power hitters in baseball. His 53.8 percent hard-hit rate would've been best in the MLB had he played enough to qualify. While his 35.1 percent home run to fly ball rate could raise some red flags, Judge has been above 35.0 in two of the last three seasons, suggesting it could be just be the norm for him. If Judge can string together a healthy campaign, as he did when he was second in AL MVP voting in 2017, he could easily be one of the top-five outfielders in fantasy.
7. J.D. Martinez, Boston Red Sox
6. Juan Soto, Washington Nationals
5. Cody Bellinger, Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers
Assuming Christian Yelich can bounce back from the fractured kneecap that prematurely ended his season, the Milwaukee Brewers star should once again be among the best assets in fantasy. Yelich led all hitters with a .442 wOBA in 2019, and his hard-hit rate (50.8 percent) was the second-best mark among all batters. The 2018 NL MVP led the league with a 32.8 home run to fly ball rate, so while that suggests his home run total (44) could regress a bit, his .329 batting average and 13.8 walk percentage should be more than enough for him to sustain elite-level production.
3. Mookie Betts, Los Angeles Dodgers
2. Ronald Acuna Jr., Atlanta Braves
Ronald Acuna Jr. broke out in a big way in 2019, ranking top three in steals (37) and top 10 in home runs (41). The advanced numbers also paint the third-year star in a favorable light. His 46.0 percent hard hit rate was 16th-best in the MLB and his 24.8 percent home run to fly ball rate certainly looks sustainable. While his 26.3 percent strikeout rate is a knock against him, Acuna's rare combination of power and speed makes him one of the best assets in fantasy across any position.
1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels
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