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Continuing with TDG’s consensus rankings with Outfielders ranked #61 through #125.  Outfielders #1-#20 can be found here and #21-60 can be found here.  Read on!

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61. Hunter Renfroe, Milwaukee Brewers (Age: 30, Previous Rank: 117)

Renfroe had a deplorable year in 2020 (didn’t we all?), hitting .156 in Tampa but a trade to Boston last winter had people dreaming of him taking aim at, and over, the Monster. Those who invested were rewarded in a 31 HR, 96 RBI, 89 R season with a career-high .259 average. With barrel rates and exit velocity support, nothing seemed flukey about the season, at least from an offensive perspective. Unfortunately, Renfroe led the majors in outfield errors, 12, three more than any other player which was often covered up by his electric right arm. He also is a sneaky 30 years old and was expected a significant arbitration bump. Renfroe’s K-rate is in a much better place, down to 22.7% in 2021 As a result, the Red Sox traded him to Milwaukee and now we’re back wondering how he’ll fit into a new ballpark and lineup. Renfroe’s top-175 redraft ADP is probably too steep if you’re expecting a repeat of the four-category career year but if that drops, you can bank on the power numbers being there. (Bob Osgood)

62. Max Kepler, Minnesota Twins (Age: 29, Previous Rank: 43)

Kepler has turned into a player that is fairly predictable for his end-of-season numbers, if you’re willing to throw out the monster 2019 season. Outside of that 36/90/98 bonanza, Kepler has settled in around 18-20 homers with 130 Runs & RBI combined. He has a .233 career average but that dropped to .216 in 2020-2021 combined. Kepler is more serviceable in OBP leagues thanks to his 10.2% walk rate but his splits give me pause about Kepler’s long-term outlook being as a strong-side platoon player. In his career, Kepler hits .242 vs RHP and .209 vs LHP. That dropped to .232 vs. .175 in 2021, with 17 of his 19 home runs coming against right handers. The good news is Kepler’s defense should keep him in the lineup most of the time and the Twins have him signed for two remaining years at $15 million total but his peak years may be in the past. (Bob Osgood)

63. Robbie Grossman, Detroit Tigers (Age: 32, Previous Rank: NR)

In batting average leagues, which we rank for, Grossman was a great volume play outfielder to stumble upon in 2021. Sure, the .237 batting average can drag things down, especially playing as often as Grossman did. But his 671 plate appearances were 17th in all of baseball, and almost all of them came either in the leadoff spot or as the #3 hitter in the Tigers lineup which led to 88 runs. There were only ten “20/20” guys in all of baseball and Grossman’s 23 home runs and 20 steals were one of them. In OBP leagues, Grossman bordered on “stud”. A 14.6% BB-rate brought the OBP up to .357, which placed Grossman as the 37th best hitter on the Razzball Player Rater, sitting between Randy Arozarena and OBP God, Joey Votto. Beware the career year at 31 on a bad team though, especially in the stolen base category, where his previous career high was nine (he did steal eight in the short season). (Bob Osgood)

64. Brandon Nimmo, New York Mets (Age: 29, Previous Rank: 62)

Speaking of OBP leagues, we present to you Brandon Nimmo. Whenever I start an OBP draft, the first thing I do is find Joey Gallo and Nimmo’s names and move them up 100 spots. Career batting average for Nimmo: .266, career OBP: .393. For a minimum of 350 plate appearances, the top-six OBPs in 2021 were: Soto, Harper, Grandal, Guerrero, Nimmo, Acuna. Decent company. The downside is that we even have to set the minimum at 350 PAs, which has become a trend. Nimmo, a first-round pick in 2011, has trouble staying on the field as someone who plays every game at maximum effort, to the point that he sprints to first base after being walked. In batting average leagues, despite hitting .292 in 2021, he’s tough to trust any earlier than a fourth outfielder, especially in leagues without IL spots. (Bob Osgood)

65. Myles Straw, Cleveland Guardians (Age: 27, Previous Rank: 148)

Myles Straw was often considered the “rabbit” in 2021 drafts. If you messed up and forgot about steals in roto leagues, Straw was the last resort jumping close to the top 100 at the end of draft season. Comparisons like Mallex Smith were thrown around in the preseason ad nauseam. At the end of the day, if you stayed with Straw for the entire season, this Hail Mary worked out as Straw was fourth in all of baseball in stolen bases. A .271 average, 86 runs, and of course, 30 steals will play in a league of any size. Midseason, he was traded from Houston to Cleveland which is a good sign entering 2022. It’s unclear who else should have a full-time job in their outfield and it’s unlikely that they spend a whole lot on free agents after the lockout. Straw will once again be given a shot but he’ll have to continue to stay around that .700 OPS line as he did in 2021, at .696, to stay relevant in the long-term. (Bob Osgood)

66. Pete Crow-Armstrong (Age: 20, Previous Rank: 80)

Crow-Armstrong took the Jarred Kelenic route with the Mets of getting traded within a year of getting drafted, in this case to the Cubs in the Javy Baez deal. The Mets got two months out of Baez, let the fans know what he thought about them, missed the playoffs, and then left for Detroit as a free agent. Crow-Armstrong only played six games in 2021 due to a torn labrum, occurring before the trade to the north side of Chicago. He gets 70-grades put on his defense so the floor should be there as an everyday center fielder someday. A contact-first profile, PCA should put the ball in play, provide some steals, and hopefully grow into a little power down the line. This may not be the highest upside play but a safe one in deep leagues. (Bob Osgood)

67. Michael Brantley, Houston Astros (Age: 34, Previous Rank: 65)

A boring, productive pick year after year, worthy of his draft value. Going around pick 250 in redraft, Brantley almost certainly won’t fall off a cliff, thanks to his elite 10.4% K-rate in 2021, third-best in MLB for qualified hitters (10.8% career rate). Brantley’s .311 batting average in 2021 was the second-best of his career, and scored 68 runs in 121 games while hitting second in a killer Astros lineup. Brantley’s unlikely to pop more than 10 homers at his age but he is one of the rare bats who actually improve your batting average in the later rounds of a draft if you need to cancel out some risk in that area. His Contact % in the zone was 92.7% (MLB average: 82%) and outside the zone was 78.2% (MLB average: 58.5%). Brantley’s a near-lock for a .300 average and .360 OBP and strikes out so infrequently that he doesn’t hurt you in points leagues either. (Bob Osgood)

68. Eddie Rosario, Free Agent (Age: 30, Previous Rank: 56)

Rosario signed a one-year deal entering 2021 with Cleveland, struggled for 78 games with just an 86 wRC+ and was traded at the deadline to the Braves for Pablo Sandoval, for whatever reason. Perhaps get back a low-level prospect to pretend you’re trying? Rosario thrived in Atlanta, with a 133 wRC+ hitting .271 with seven HRs in 33 games and then proceeded to hit .383 with three more HRs in the playoffs while winning the NLCS MVP. Rosario seems a bit undervalued in this spot, at only 30 years old. Since 2017, Rosario has just a 16.2% K-rate and has had some monster power seasons, going 32 HR/109 RBI in 2019, and 13/42 in the short 2020 season. Keep an eye on where he lands after the lockout but free agents often fall in early drafts due to the unknown. Grab Rosario if that happens. (Bob Osgood)

69. Michael Harris, Atlanta Braves (Age: 21, Previous Rank: 148)

Pretty nice ranking for Harris here, who really blew up in 2021, going from a toolsy prospect who we had only seen in a short season at 18-years-old to arguably the number one prospect in the Braves system entering 2022. Harris, a third-rounder in 2019, has above-average tools across the board, with the potential for more. Harris provided a .294/.362/.436 stat line in 2021 at High-A with seven HRs and 27 stolen bases, while hitting in a difficult hitters ballpark where all of his home runs came on the road. He is an outstanding outfielder defensively with arm, glove, and, of course, speed. Harris hits the ball hard to all fields, reportedly with excellent exit velocities that provide signs of more power to come, and the 21-year-old will likely head to Double-A this spring to continue his ascent towards the majors. (Bob Osgood)

70. Enrique Hernandez, Boston Red Sox (Age: 30, Previous Rank: NR)

Hernandez was a bit of a hidden gem in Los Angeles for years, rarely seen as the starter on the depth chart, but frequently playing in 80-90% of the team’s games at a variety of different positions before coming up with big hits in the playoffs. The Red Sox signed him as a starter at second base but he quickly became their centerfielder and lead-off hitter as those needs became more pressing. Hernandez jacked 20 home runs, 60 RBI, 84 runs, to go with a 10.4%/18.8% BB/K ratio that any team would take from a lead-off hitter. The .337 OBP was his best since becoming a full-time player. Hernandez lost his mind in the playoffs, hitting .408 with five home runs in 49 at-bats. While not great from a Statcast perspective, he finished in the top-third in the league in Exit Velocity, Hard-Hit%, K%, BB%, and Chase Rate, and his Outfield Jump rating was in the top 1% of the entire league. Not bad for a guy who made the majority of his appearances at second base for the two prior seasons. The defense should guarantee plenty of playing time, and although there are no stolen bases to be found, Hernandez should compile in three categories while qualifying at 2B and OF in 2022. (Bob Osgood)

71. Adam Duvall, Atlanta Braves (Age: 33, Previous Rank: 148)

Adam Duvall’s role for the Braves might be a bit in question. With the likes of Ronald Acuna coming back and outfield depth with Cristian Pache and Drew Waters, there could be some questions about playing time. There is a chance the Marcell Ozuna comes back as well, but we all know the story around that. You know what you are going to get from a player like Duvall. A lot of home runs and a lot of swing and miss. 38 home runs and 113 RBIs will definitely play in fantasy, but you do know that there will be days with no production at all. I am fine if you want to take Duvall as a bench bat. (Jared Perkins)

72. JJ Bleday, Miami Marlins (Age: 24, Previous Rank: 59)

Taken by the Marlins in the first round of the 2019 Major League Baseball draft, Bleday has really fallen for many due to his lackluster performance in 2021 where he hit .212 with 12 home runs and a .696 OPS. I am not worried as most are with his talent and ability to be a contributor at the major league level. He really turned it around this year in the Arizona Fall League where he earned the Fall Stars Most Valuable Player honors. He tore up Arizona Fall League pitching to the tune of a .316 batting average with five home runs and 24 RBIs. 2022 will be a big year for Bleday’s development and I am still a huge believer in his bat. I would pull the trigger if you have the opportunity to buy low on Bleday before the season starts. (Jared Perkins)

73. Heliot Ramos, San Francisco Giants (Age: 22, Previous Rank: 71)

The 2019 first-round pick by the San Francisco Giants has been one of my favorite outfield prospects in all of baseball. The numbers don’t exactly jump off the board at you though. He hit .254 with 14 home runs and 56 RBI with a .739 OPS between Double-A and Triple-A. The swing and miss and strikeout rate for Ramos tend to be what concerns people the most. But what has me most intrigued about Ramos is how aggressive the Giants have been with his assignments. He is already in Triple-A at age 22. He still has plenty of time to develop and will need to work on his plate discipline for his next steps in his development. We could definitely see Ramos debut in 2022 for the Giants and I will be very excited for his arrival. And so should you. (Jared Perkins)

74. Lane Thomas, Washington Nationals (Age: 26, Previous Rank: NR)

Lane Thomas was traded by the St. Louis Cardinals to the Washington Nationals for Jon Lester at this year’s trade deadline. I know, the first thing you ask yourself is if this is another Cardinals outfielder who is going to take off as soon as they leave the Cardinals. In 45 games with the Nationals, Thomas showed a good ability to drive the ball compiling a .270 batting average with seven home runs, 27 RBIs, and a .853 OPS. That was a complete 180 of what he did with the Cardinals in 32 games. Having the opportunity to play really seemed to helped Thomas come into his own. He has some upside in terms of speed and power. There are some risks to his profile, but with the opportunities he might get to play and be at the top of the Nats’ order, I would easily take a flier on him giving where he is being drafted. (Jared Perkins)

75. Mark Canha, New York Mets (Age: 33, Previous Rank: 83)

This is a nice little jump up for Mark Canha who has flown under-the-radar for years. I wouldn’t expect superstar numbers from him, but he could be productive in the new Mets lineup in the home runs and on base department. He is moving from one poor hitter’s park in Oakland to another in Citi Field with the New York Mets so I wouldn’t expect too much of increase for Canha in 2022. With the Mets lineup now loaded, I wouldn’t expect him to be hitting somewhere near the top of the order. There could be some playing time concerns as well. Given his age and other factors, I wouldn’t jump the gun to get Canha but he could be a nice bench piece for your team. (Jared Perkins)

76. Adolis García, Texas Rangers (Age: 29, Previous Rank: NR)

The Texas Ranger outfielder from Cuba, Adolis García, was a tail of two halves in 2021. In the first half, García hit .270 with 22 home runs, 62 RBI, eight stolen bases with a .840 OPS and .527 SLG. The second half was much worse where García hit .211 with nine home runs and a brutal .627 OPS. There is still a lot to love with García, especially around his hard hit percentage and his power. With a new Rangers lineup that includes Marcus Semien, Corey Seager, Kole Calhoun, and potentially Josh Jung, there could be a lot less pressure on García to carry the weight of production. García is a perfect late round sleeper and I would highly recommend drafting him if you can get him at the right value. (Jared Perkins)

77. Garrett Mitchell, Milwaukee Brewers (Age: 23, Previous Rank: 79)

Brewers top prospect Garrett Mitchell will be a fun one to watch in 2022. He took off to start his pro career but really struggled when he made his way to Double-A in 2021. He has an extremely high ceiling but a lot of his success will depend on the development of his power. If he can really tap into his power, he has the chance to be a top tier major league outfielder. He adjusts his swing a lot and will need to find better ways to not hit the ball on the ground so much. He is likely to start the year in Double-A again and debut could be possible in 2022 if he hits the ground running in the minors. He is one to keep your eye on in 2022. (Jared Perkins)

78. Tommy Pham, Free Agent (Age: 34, Previous Rank: 49)

Tommy Pham isn’t getting any younger. In 155 games last year, you didn’t quite see the numbers you wanted from the 33 year old outfielder. He struggled at the plate compiling a .724 OPS with 15 home runs, and 49 RBI. He was still able to get on base drawing 78 walks and gave you some production with 14 steals. His numbers are obviously down from his prime years with the Tampa Bay Rays. He is more of a last resort for me if you need some outfield help. If you want some depth on your bench, it might be okay to take Pham in the later rounds, but I wouldn’t be expecting much if you have him for a starting role. (Jared Perkins)

79. Andy Pages, Los Angeles Dodgers (Age: 21, Previous Rank: 132)

The High-A Central Most Valuable Player award easily went to Andy Pages this year. He led the league in home runs, RBIs, wRC+, OPS, slugging percentage, and was second in on base percentage. His 31 home runs were tied for seventh most in the minor leagues overall. No pitcher was a match for Pages in 2021. He is one of the highest upside bats in the entire Dodgers minor league system and could be a power hitting corner outfield for the Dodgers soon. Expect Pages to start 2022 in Double-A, but he could be a quick riser through the system if he continues to perform like he did in 2021. He still seems to be flying somewhat under the radar so if you can acquire any Pages shares, I would do so immediately. (Jared Perkins)

80. Harrison Bader, St. Louis Cardinals (Age: 27, Previous Rank: 150)

Harrison Bader was sneakily productive in 2021. The outfielder slashed .267/.461/.785 with 16 home runs and 50 RBIs. Always known as a defensive first outfielder, he really showed signs of putting it together offensively in 2021. He addressed a vision problem in the offseason prior and showed much better plate discipline. 2022 will be a year where he can really take that next step in development as a major leaguer. If he improves on his quality of contact, he could really be a productive fantasy player. I would definitely take a flier on Bader this year. Also, he is an all around good dude and filled in as an elementary school P.E. teacher this offseason at a Missouri elementary school. Who doesn’t want that kind of guy on their team? (Jared Perkins)

81. Heston Kjerstad, Baltimore Orioles (AGE: 23, PREVIOUS RANK: 73)

The Orioles made Kjerstad the second overall selection in the 2020 draft following a tremendous career at the University of Arkansas. He registered an OPS over .970 in both his freshman and sophomore season. His junior season in 2020 was cut short, but he was destroying the SEC to the tune of a 1.304 OPS in 16 games. He showed great power, good speed, and a decent approach.

An extended recovery from myocarditis has kept him from touching the field as a professional. Finally working back to health towards the end of the summer of 2021, he began swinging a bat again and seemed to show that he hadn’t missed a beat. The slight drop in rankings year over year reflects the risk associated with not playing baseball in basically a year and a half, but he still holds such elite potential that he must be considered in the top 100 in the outfield. (Aaron Cumming)

82. Mike Yastrzemski, San Francisco Giants (AGE: 31, PREVIOUS RANK: 44)

Before really digging into him at the time, Carl Yastrzemski’s grandson seemed like a legacy gesture promotion when I first heard he got called up. After being traded from Baltimore to San Francisco before the 2019 season, he quietly hit like gangbusters in Triple-A, to the tune of a .326 batting average and 12 home runs in just 40 games, prompting a promotion to the big league club. He kept up an impressive pace, finishing with a .272 batting average and 21 home runs in his 107 appearances. In the shortened 2020 campaign, he hit even better, with a .297 average and 10 home runs in 54 games.

Yastrzemski’s 2021 season saw a complete fall off, though. The power was still present with 25 home runs, but his average dropped all the way to .224. The 3 season correlation to his BABIP is wholly evident. In 2019 – .325 BABIP/.272 AVG; 2020 – .370 BABIP/.297 AVG; 2021 – .254 BABIP/.224 AVG. As someone who debuted just a few months before his 29th birthday, he’s unlikely to unlock a new level, and should settle into a middle ground projection around a .250 average with 23-25 home runs. (Aaron Cumming)

83. Everson Pereira, New York Yankees (AGE: 20, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

Pereira was a prized international signing of the Yankees in 2017. He spent much of the next few years injured or playing poorly. Despite entering the year at 19 years old, his star had faded to a faint flicker at the onset of the 2021 season. He was eased into game action, but absolutely exploded when the club let him go. Across 3 levels from complex ball up to High-A, he hit .303 with 20 home runs and 9 steals in just 49 games! This huge production, even if it came in a small sample, rekindled the hope that he elicited when he first signed.

There is still a fair amount of swing and miss in his game, though. His strikeout rate rose throughout the year, and he ended with a nearly 28% K-rate in 2021. His bat speed is so elite that it’s possible he is able to turn that into better bat control and keep those whiffs to a minimum. The power and athleticism should propel him to reach the majors and could form the basis of a highly productive starting outfielder. (Aaron Cumming)

84. Kyle Lewis, Seattle Mariners (AGE: 26, PREVIOUS RANK: 47)

One year ago, Kyle Lewis was busy beating out Luis Robert (#7 on this list) for AL Rookie of the Year. Since then, he has had multiple IL stints and eventually had surgery to repair a torn meniscus, raining on the parade in Seattle. As a hyper-athletic player before the injury, even if he loses a step, he should still be an above average outfield defender and can contribute with a handful of steals.

The real draw though is his work at the plate. He has absolutely massive power, and has shown an ability to get to it in the game. In his 112 major league games, he has maintained a walk rate above 11%, and dropped his strikeout rate across that three season stretch from 38.7% in a brief 2019 call-up, to 29.3% during that RoY season, to a very respectable 25.2% in 2021 before his season was cut short. Entering this year at just 26 years old, he has the ability to continue to refine his approach, and if his knee issues are resolved, he could easily be a .270 hitter with 35 home runs in an up-and-coming Mariners lineup. (Aaron Cumming)

85. Pedro Leon, Houston Astros (AGE: 23, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

The Astros made Leon the highest paid international signee in 2020, and made it clear they had plans to move him through their organization quickly. He started last year at Double-A, and played well enough to get bumped up to Triple-A to end the year. The club also put him in the Arizona Fall League to get even more game action. With those teams being comprised of players from multiple organizations, there is a lot of jockeying for playing time, and Leon hit leadoff most games in addition to logging time at both centerfield and shortstop. It’s clear the Astros pushed hard to get him that supplemental work in order to include him in their 2022 plans.

Leon struggled with strikeouts all year, but otherwise showed a terrific all-around game. His walk rate and on-base percentage were upper echelon, and he flashed both power and speed everywhere he played. With his defensive options being the most vulnerable for the Astros on the major league roster, I think there’s a good chance that we could see Leon making an impact in Houston fairly soon. (Aaron Cumming)

86. Hedbert Perez, Milwaukee Brewers (AGE: 18, PREVIOUS RANK: 99)

Despite being just 18 years old, Perez snuck into our top 100 at the position last year after signing as a 16-year-old. The Brewers have an embarrassment of riches in their organizational outfield rankings, with five different prospects garnering votes to be in our top 125 (including the next player on this list), not even counting their major league talent.

Scouts have raved about his power, and he showed it in his first games in rookie ball, a feat that most players his age don’t achieve. He seems to have some athleticism and a solid hit tool, so if he can progress, he has the tools to be a well-rounded contributor. Despite the depth of the organization, talent will always find a way into the lineup. (Aaron Cumming)

87. Joey Wiemer, Milwaukee Brewers (AGE: 23, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

Baseball HQ hosted their First Pitch Arizona conference this past October, and Joey Wiemer was the absolute belle of the ball during that stretch of games there. He’s basically an American Gladiator masquerading as a baseball player, and I’m here for it. He only got into 9 games before suffering a bruised thumb, but had a stunning 1.234 OPS and 2 steals. His lone home run was an absolute tank to the opposite field, and he just generally looked unstoppable at the plate.

In December, Wiemer shared an old video of his batting practice and roasted himself for his huge leg kick. Since toning that down, he improved his bat to ball skills, and ramped up his power stroke. The Brewers’ 2021 Minor League Player of the Year only reached High-A, but should start in Double-A in 2022 and will quickly reach the big league if he continues to hit like he has. (Aaron Cumming)

88. AJ Pollock, Los Angeles Dodgers (AGE: 34, PREVIOUS RANK: 100)

In 2015, Pollock seemed to break out as one of the best players in baseball. He hit 20 home runs, stole 39 bases, hit .315, and scored 111 runs in 157 games. It was a truly magical season. Since then, he has not topped 117 games in a season, and has significantly slowed down on the bases as he has gotten older. He remains a good player, though, and is settled into one of the best lineups in the league.

You want production? AJ Pollock will give you production. You want to replace an outfielder while he’s out injured? Only ~115 games is a near certainty for him. You want excitement? You’ll have to look elsewhere. At this point, we know exactly what we are going to get from him, and it’s a perfectly acceptable player. 20ish home runs, half a dozen steals, and a .270+ batting average will play in any league. (Aaron Cumming)

89. Wil Myers, San Diego Padres (AGE: 31, PREVIOUS RANK: 64)

Two-time top ten prospect and former Rookie of the Year Wil Myers is one of the most interesting players in MLB, and not just because he’s one of the few guys to not wear batting gloves (although that is a big factor). He has a fascinating trade tree, as part of the deal that sent him from the Royals to the Rays in exchange for Wade Davis and James Shields (with others going in each direction). And then he was also part of the three-way deal that made Trea Turner a National, making him the worst kept secret of a PTBNL due to now defunct trade restrictions.

Anyway, after flirting with a couple of 30/30 seasons in 2016 and 2017 with the Padres, Myers has battled a litany of injuries. Last year was no different as he battled a knee injury. He still managed17 home runs, 8 steals, and an above average .256 batting average. Despite aging out of the elite prospect pedigree he had, he still has the skill to consistently put up 20/10 seasons, with the potential for more if he stays healthy. (Aaron Cumming)

90. Anthony Santander, Baltimore Orioles (AGE: 27, PREVIOUS RANK: 72)

It almost feels weird to say that there is “prospect fatigue” when it comes to Santander, because, well, he was never considered that great of a prospect. He was left unprotected by Cleveland for the Rule 5 draft in 2016 and selected by the Orioles with their second pick, the last pick of the major league portion. He made his debut as a 22-year-old in 2017 out of necessity as part of the Rule 5 stipulations. He barely cracked the top 10 of Baltimore’s prospect list a couple of times, but I’m pretty sure Keaton was also ranked on those lists, so take it with a grain of salt. He’s been around for a while, and has underwhelmed for just as long.

Entering 2022 at just age 27, though, he has a chance to put together a decent profile. He has shown flashes of power and he has shown flashes of a decent batting average. It is imperative that he finally stays healthy this year in order to show that he can produce over the course of a full season. His 110 games in 2021, or 67.9% of the season, represents his largest share of games played in a year since 2016. If any team is willing to give him the freedom to show what he can do, it’s Baltimore. And if he hits his potential, a .265 batting average with close to 30 home runs is within his reasonable range of outcomes. Unfortunately, we can’t bank on that with Santander. (Aaron Cumming)

91. Trevor Larnach, Minnesota Twins (Age: 25, Previous Rank: 45)

Larnach’s early career at Oregon State University earned him a reputation as a good spray hitter with a feel for the strike zone. During his junior year, he broke out with 19 home runs while improving on his already good hit tool. He shot up to the first round in the 2018 draft, and reached Double-A in his first full season the following year, hitting over .300 across multiple levels. Some scouts felt like he had shown enough to surpass Alex Kiriloff in the Twins’ organizational rankings.

In 2021, Larnach was given his first crack at the major league. He was NOT as advertised. He struggled to a .223 batting average, and only hit 7 home runs in 30 plate appearances. There was a lot to still like about what he showed, though. He maintained a double-digit walk-rate all year. He had a max exit velocity of 116 MPH, which was in the top 3% of the league. His exit velocity on fly balls (a good proxy for home run power) was in the same range as guys like Xander Bogaerts and Kris Bryant. If Larnach can recapture his previous proficiency for a high batting average, he could break out with something like a .285 average and 30 home runs. (Aaron Cumming)

92. Colton Cowser, Baltimore Orioles (Age: 22, Previous Rank: NR)

Drafted with the 5th overall pick out of Sam Houston University in the 2021 MLB draft, I really have to say that Colton Cowser is one of my favorite prospects in all of baseball. At a tall and lanky 6’3, 195 pounds, Cowser is a super athletic hitting machine. Cowser finished with a .375 Average in 120 At Bats during his first professional minor league season. His most fun statistic from 2021 was an absolutely ludacris .490 OBP.  The power hasn’t come around yet but as a Junior at Sam Houston he swatted 16 Home Runs and being just 21 years old, he has enough time to build that strength and adjust his swing to generate more pop. Right now he is playing center field but a transition into the corner is imminent.  (Brian Shanks)

93. Charlie Blackmon, Colorado Rockies (Age: 35, Previous Rank: 39)

Blackmon took a pretty sharp turn downward in his performance after receiving MVP votes in back-to-back years in 2016 and 2017. He is a long way away from 37 home runs and a .331 batting average. He will turn 36 years old before the All-Star break, so holding out hope for a renaissance is a fool’s errand. This new baseline of lesser production may feel disappointing, but if you strip away the name and history, the stats from 2021 and the projections for 2022 are more than serviceable.

For starters, Blackmon still calls Coors Field home. His carrying tool is amplified by the biggest outfield in the majors, propping up batting averages. His lowest xBA in the last 6 seasons was .275, so there’s no reason to think he can’t hit .285 or higher. Throw in 17+ home runs, decent runs and RBIs from the 3 hole, a few chip-in steals, and you’ve got a huge bargain for any fantasy roster that’s in win-now mode. (Aaron Cumming)

94. Jairo Pomares, San Francisco Giants (Age: 21, Previous Rank: 158)

Jairo Pomares had an excellent year at the plate in 2021 for the San Jose Giants (A-ball) and Eugene Emeralds (A+), hitting .334 across 328 plate appearances with 20 home runs and a 1.007 OPS. And while the 21-year-old’s K-rate ballooned up to 31.7% in high-A, he still showed some pop, hitting 6 of the aforementioned 20 homers up in Eugene. It’s tough to tell where Pomares fits in the long-term outfield plans for the Giants, but if he continues to rake at this pace, he could rise through the ranks quickly in 2022. He’s worth targeting in deeper leagues or if you can stand to wait a few years for major league production. (Taylor Case)

95. Nick Senzel, Cincinnati Reds (Age: 26, Previous Rank: 58)

I’ll come right out and say it: Nick Senzel almost didn’t make my list this year. It’s nothing against him personally, as I hope that most people I rank do well and secure that bag. But in Senzel’s case, I’m a bit concerned about consistent playing time and overall sustained health. The dude absolutely has the pedigree and ATC has him projected for a nice rebound (albeit in just over 300 plate appearances), we do not have a ton of major-league statline to judge from at the moment. If he can pump out 600 PA’s? He could have a 20/20 season and be the steal of the season. Will that happen this year? Your guess is as good as mine.  (Taylor Case)

96. Sal Frelick, Milwaukee Brewers (Age: 21, Previous Rank: NR)

There are 5 Brewers outfielders ahead of Frelick on this list (Yelich, Renfroe, Mitchell, Perez, and Wiemer), but Frelick might be the most interesting of them all. By all accounts, he is one the best athletes in all of the minor leagues, despite standing only 5’9”. He has speed for days and shows average game power for his frame. He earned ACC defensive player of the year honors for his centerfield play, and should be a valuable contributor there in the majors, too.

After his first round selection in 2021, he got into 35 professional games across 3 levels this year, sporting a .329/.414/.466 slash line with 12 steals. If Frelick can reach even moderate power output, he has the ceiling of being the next Starling Marte: Gold Glove caliber defense while fitting the bill of the classic speedy offensive spark plug at the top of a good lineup. A .300 batting average, 40 steals, and a dozen home runs would be a welcome addition to any roster. (Aaron Cumming)

97. Cristian Pache, Atlanta Braves (Age: 23, Previous Rank: 68)

It’s going to happen. Cristian Pache will knock Ronald Acuna Jr. into a corner outfield spot and roam centerfield for the Atlanta Braves for the next 10 years. We will all forget the slow start he has had in the majors and he will bat .280 with double digit home run power and finally figure out how to use his speed on the bases. Long has it been known he possesses major league ready defense, but the bat remains a work in progress. Nonetheless, the Braves organization loves his attitude and work ethic. A career .280 hitter in the minors, with a good-looking 22 percent strikeout percentage, I see no reason that Pache can’t figure it all out and start producing at an All-Star level offensively and defensively. Yes I am a fan, and in the words of Will Ferrell from Old School, “you’re my boy Blue!” (Brian Shanks)

98. Victor Robles, Washington Nationals (Age: 24, Previous Rank: 75)

Have you ever seen the movie “The curious case of Benjamin Button”? Spoiler alert: It’s about a man that ages backwards. Born an old man and dies as a baby. That is exactly how Victor Robles’ career is tracking. Coming up through the ranks of the Washington Nationals, most baseball writers had Robles ranked above Juan Soto as a prospect. Walking through his stats in the minors it is easy to see why. A career .301 average and a .385 on base percentage coupled with a delicious 18 percent strikeout percentage and all the athleticism in the world; the stars were the limit.   In 2019 he became the Washington Nationals starter in centerfield at the age of 21. He performed admirably with a batting average of .255, 17 home runs and 28 stolen bases. Unfortunately that is the best we have seen, and there has been A LOT of bad. I would hate to call 2022 as a make-it-or-break-it year for anyone that is just 25 years old, but Robles is gonna have to be at least mediocre if he has any chance of fighting off the competition for a starting spot and the clock starts during spring ball.  (Brian Shanks)

99. Clint Frazier, Chicago Cubs (Age: 27, Previous Rank: 51)

I’ll keep this one short and sweet since my #103 ranking of Clint Frazier is pretty chalky, and I don’t roster him in any of my leagues. His high-walk, power/speed profile is certainly one that I typically like on my fantasy rosters, but I just have never been able to pull that trigger during drafts. And for a few reasons, namely that he has struggled through myriad health issues, I’m content with my choices. I truly, truly hope he can stay healthy and that he finds his way with the Cubs in 2022, but I’m still content to leave him off my teams moving forward. (Taylor Case)

100. Dominic Smith, New York Mets (Age: 26, Previous Rank: 40)

What the heck happened here? After a mini-breakout season in 2020 (a season in which I wrote about how I believed in the Dominic Smith breakout), he struggled to keep the pace in 2021. So what went wrong? 

That’s a multi-layered question, as we live in a complicated world, baseball is full of nuance, and well, the game in general is really f*$%ing hard. But if I had to pin it down to one thing, it looks like he struggled mightily against offspeed and breaking pitches stuff in 2021. Cause for concern? Well, one might wonder if this was just pitchers “figuring him out”, which is troubling. However, we saw a nice climb in xBA (on breakers) from July on, so I’m still hopeful. I know this is not a perfect way to measure growth, but if we’re getting into specifics, this is the kind of stuff I look for. If someone in your league is fed up, I think he’s a decent target in the hopes that his power and average can rebound. (Taylor Case)

101. Randal Grichuk, Toronto Blue Jays (Age: 30, PREVIOUS RANK: 85)

Originally drafted by the Los Angeles Angels in the first round of the 2009 MLB draft as a first baseman, Grichuk was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals in 2013 and eventually wound up in Toronto via trade in 2018. Known for his prestigious power and lots of strikeouts, Grichuk fits the bill of a modern day Major Leaguer and as the 101st outfielder provides sneaky value at a minimal price. With a career .245 average and 156 home runs over 8 years, he will primarily help as a 3rd or 4th outfielder on your team. Grichuk had 31 Home Runs in 2019 but that came at the cost of his average, which finished at just .232. In 2021, he saw an uptick in average (.241) though his home run production dropped slightly (22). Expect the average to sit in the low .240’s and home runs to come in low to mid 20’s for the upcoming 2022 season. (Brian Shanks)

102. Willie Calhoun, Texas Rangers (Age: 27, PREVIOUS RANK: 84)

The shine has begun to fade on what was once a high prospect ceiling. Sitting in the mid-50’s in most top prospect lists in 2017, Calhoun just hasn’t lived up to the hype as of yet. I do think he is better than he has shown so far, but can he become a full-time player? In 2019 he started to show promise with an average of .269 and 21 home runs in 337 at bats. Unfortunately, that has been an outlier, and 2020-2021 were not pretty.  The power has all but disappeared, with only 7 home runs in 392 across the two seasons. 2022 is a make-it-or-break-it year for Willie, but to be honest I would be surprised to see more than a low .240 average with home runs in the teens. (Brian Shanks)

103. Steven Kwan, Cleveland Guardians (Age: 24, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

Drafted out of Oregon State University in the 5th round of the 2018 MLB Draft, Steven Kwan is a sleeper that you should keep an eye on. Down on the farm in 2021, Kwan posted a great batting average (.328) and an even more impressive on base percentage (.407). On top of that, the power is starting to show some signs of life, with 12 home runs and 15 doubles on the season. If he can add stolen bases to his profile, he would be the prototypical leadoff hitter for the Guardians. As it currently stands, I think he makes the opening day roster but is probably going to be batting in the lower half of the lineup. Keep your eyes focused on Kwan but temper expectations and give him some time to develop into what I can see as a starting option on your fantasy team. (Brian Shanks)

104. LaMonte Wade Jr., San Francisco Giants (Age: 28, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

The University of Maryland product opened some eyes with San Fran last season. Wade Jr. had a couple sips of coffee with Minnesota in 2019 and 2020 but nothing was suggestive of what he accomplished with the Giants in 2021. With a .253 average, 18 home runs, and an on base percentage of .326, LaMonte really showed he could be a productive member of an MLB roster. While he was decent in 2015-2017, his numbers from 2018-2021 in the Minor Leagues were nothing to write home about. I would temper expectations here and trust what his stat line has shown us in the past. He will be first base eligible which will be nice but don’t look for the same amount of production that he had in 2021. Look for an average in the low .240’s and home runs in the low teens. (Brian Shanks)

105. Garrett Hampson, Colorado Rockies (Age: 27, PREVIOUS RANK: 27 at 2B)

I really want to sit here and say Garrett Hampson is on the cusp of a breakout and that he will stun the baseball world by becoming an All-Star in the future. In 2017 in the Minor Leagues, Hampson had a .326 average, 8 home runs and 51 stolen bases!! 2018 was much of the same in Double-A and Triple-A, where he had a .311 average (a paltry 17 percent strike out rate) with 10 bombs while stealing 36 bags. Everything was pointing towards a fantastic career. Well, it hasn’t blossomed into what one would say is fantastic. 4 years in and Hampson has a career .240 average, a ton of strikeouts, and only 40 stolen bags. His positional flexibility, as he can play outfield, second base, and shortstop, helps. I am going to go out on a limb and say he has a nice year, with an average somewhere in the .260 range, home runs in the teens, and 20 stolen bases. (Brian Shanks)

106. Manuel Margot, Tampa Bay Rays (Age: 27, PREVIOUS RANK: 90)

2017 seems so far away at this point. I can remember standing on the roof tops yelling Margot is going to be a perennial 20/20 guy. I’m not ready to say that he can’t do it, as he is still just 27 years old, but that possibility is starting to slip fast. Tampa is one of, if not the best run organizations in baseball, and they have plenty of talented young players just waiting for their shot. If Margot can’t lock down a full-time role and produce at a decent clip then we won’t see him in Tampa for long. I see no reason why he can’t replicate 2017’s numbers with a .263 average, 13 home runs, and 20 stolen bases as long as he gets enough playing time and keeps the strikeout rate below 17 percent. (Brian Shanks)

107. Evan Carter, Texas Rangers (Age: 19, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

A 2020 second round pick out of Elizabethton High School in Tennessee, Carter was almost a complete unknown headed into the draft but quickly turned some heads in the instructional league. At first glance the .237 average and .392 slugging is decent, but that .423 on base percentage is lovely. One huge stat that pops out is the 34 walks with just 28 strikeouts. Anytime I see a young player control the strike zone like that my radar is instantly fixated. Unfortunately, he missed significant time in 2021 with a stress fracture in his back. Carter has really nice size for a 19 year old, standing at 6’4″ and weighing in around 210 pounds, and touted as a true 5 tool player with a chance to be an All-Star. 2022 could see Carter on a rocket ship, flying up prospect lists. This one could be interesting and he’s got my attention. (Brian Shanks)

108. Drew Waters, Atlanta Braves (Age: 23, PREVIOUS RANK: 67)

I’m hoping this will finally be the year that we see a Braves outfield consisting of Ronald Acuña Jr., Cristian Pache, and Drew Waters. Waters may have over-taken Pache for prospect rankings in some people’s minds with a strong 2019 consisting of a .309 average and a .459 slugging percentage. However, with a strike out percentage north of 30, expectations should be tempered. 2021 saw his average dip to .240, although he generated a bit more power with 11 home runs. The strikeouts are out of control now, sitting in the 35 percent range. I do like Waters and I think he has all the tools to become a more than capable starter for the Braves, but if he can’t minimize the strike out rate, I’ll let someone else stash him on their roster. (Brian Shanks)

109. Travis Swaggerty, Pittsburgh Pirates (Age: 24, PREVIOUS RANK: 107)

An interesting former 10th overall pick in the draft, Swaggerty lost his 2020 season but also dislocated his shoulder last year and required surgery. Swaggerty has all the tools to become the next good outfielder in the Pirates’ system. In 2019 he had a decent year at High-A ball with an average of .265, a manageable 25 percent strikeout rate, and good speed with 23 stolen bags. Skipping Double-A altogether, Swaggerty started 2021 well before the shoulder surgery. 3 of his 9 hits left the ballpark, showing his raw power potential. With elite defense, grades of 60 for fielding and arm talent, Swaggerty could see the bigs as early as the second half of 2022, and if his bat translates to pro success, we could be looking at a 3rd or 4th outfielder that we can be affordably acquired right now. (Brian Shanks)

110. Alec Burleson, St. Louis Cardinals (Age: 23, PREVIOUS RANK: NR)

Drafted in the second round out of East Carolina, Alec Burleson has seen his stock fly off the charts. At East Carolina, Alec pitched, played outfield and first base. With the loss of 2020, Alec focused on weight training and spent all his time as a position player rather than pitching during the instructional league. In 2021 saw Alec zipped through three levels of the minor leagues, finishing the season at Triple-A. Between the three leagues, Alec’s stat line was a strong .270 average, .329 on base percentage, and a .454 slugging percentage, with 22 home runs and a tasty 22 percent strikeout rate. This is the kind of breakout player that is not quite known yet, but can really bolster your farm system. Hopefully he gets a full season of Triple-A ball, if so we could be looking at a starting outfielder for the Cardinals in the 2023 season. (Brian Shanks)

111. Jay Allen II, Cincinnati Reds (Age: 19, Previous Rank: NR)

A first round pick by Cincinnati in the 2021 draft, Jay Allen was a 3 sport athlete when he was drafted straight out of high school. Uber athletic (some believe the most athletic player drafted last year) and viewed as a five tool player, Allen didn’t focus on baseball until he was drafted. But scouts and coaches in the organization felt like he was ready after having talked with him. While he might not last in centerfield, he has the speed to play there and also make some trouble on the basepaths. In rookie ball he was almost 2 years younger than the average player at that level and still hit .328/.440/.557 in 75 PA. If he continues to develop he could jump up lists this year as he has room to grow into his body and the sport. Keep your eyes on him for sure this year. (Sam Wirsching)

112. Marcell Ozuna, Atlanta Braves (Age: 31, Previous Rank:14)

Marcell Ozuna is problematic to many trying to rank dynasty OF. His on field talent before last year was fairly well known, however off-field issues have caused (and rightfully so) some doubt and reservation to wanting to roster him on their fantasy teams. There was an article put out last year by Sheryl Ring about how the police’s statement didn’t match up with body cam information and gives me pause to truly vilify him. I need more of the story to come out because it still feels like this is getting swept under the rug by MLB by letting him come back so quickly. Roster him at your own risk. It is one I am not taking in any league I play in. (Sam Wirsching)

113. Andrew McCutchen, Free Agent (Age: 35, Previous Rank: 81)

With 13 years of MLB service under his belt Andrew McCutchen has been a very good fantasy asset his whole time in the majors other than off seasons in 2016 and the weird 2020 season. Gone are the days when he played at an MVP level with the Pittsburgh Pirates, but he is still serviceable and productive as a 4th or 5th OF. We have no idea when the wheels will fall off, but I don’t think 2021 is that season. Especially in OBP leagues and deep leagues (15 teams+) he is still a viable asset, and one that generally is available to a low cost. I still am in on “Cutch” and think he should be a target in late rounds for redraft. But in dynasty he should only be on win now rosters. (Sam Wirsching)

114. Benny Montgomery, Colorado Rockies (Age: 19, Previous Rank: NR)

Benny Montgomery was the 8th overall pick in the 2021 draft by the Colorado Rockies right out of HS. He has power and can play defense and if he can develop his hit tool to match, Benny could be a fixture in Colorado’s outfield for a while. But that is a big question to answer, if he can develop his hit tool. He has 70 grade speed and 60 grade defense & arm. But you can’t play in the majors if you can’t hit the ball consistently. In rookie ball last year he hit .340/.404/.383 in 52 PA. Benny was young for the level, but I have little faith in the Rockies ability to do the right thing for and with their prospects. However if everything goes right, Montgomery and Veen will be fixtures at Coors Field for years to come. (Sam Wirsching)

115. Kyle Isbel, Kansas City Royals (Age: 25, Previous Rank: 137)

Kyle Isbel will be 25 entering the 2022 season. A third round pick for the Royals out of college in the 2018 amateur draft, Isbel has always had some intrigue. After a poor 2019 where he never seemed to get settled, he started the year in KC to begin the 2021 season. In 36 PA the team had seen enough and sent him back down to AAA where he toiled most of the season. In Omaha he seemed to find himself, hitting .269/.357/.444 in 451 PA. His walk rate was around 10% and his K rate was around 20% and he was playing all three OF spots. When rosters expanded in September he was called back up and hit .282/.364/.538 in 44 PA and seemed to be ready. I think Kyle has an opportunity to make a name for himself in KC in 2022 and due to his ability to play defense could end up as a OF 3/4 in the coming years if his K-rate stays around that 20% mark. (Sam Wirsching)

116. Bryan De La Cruz, Miami Marlins (Age: 25, Previous Rank: NR)

Acquired from the Houston Astros in a trade for Yimi García, Bryan De La Cruz was immediately put into the Marlins OF and had a very productive rookie year. In 2021 with them he hit .296/.356/.427 in 219 PA with 5 home runs. At 25 going into the 2022 season he feels like a lottery ticket with not much of a payoff other than BA. If Miami does not sign an OF in free agency, then De La Cruz has a chance to show that he belongs. However he will have to show more power than he has in the minors to stay relevant in more than just deep leagues. (Sam Wirsching)

117. Owen Caissie, Chicago Cubs (Age: 19, Previous Rank: NR)

Drafted out of Canada by San Diego in 2020 in the 2nd round, he was included in the trade to the Cubs in the deal that sent Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini. He has power at the plate, and an arm in the field and projects to hit the majors sometime in late 2023-2024. At 18 the only real question is will his hot tool continue to develop (a common theme among prospects in this range). In rookie ball last year he hit .349/.478/.596 with 6 home runs in 136 PA, but after his promotion to A ball he hit .233/.367/.329 with only 1 home run in 90 PA. Now he was 3+ years younger than the average player at that level so an adjustment is expected, especially with his high walk rates. But a K rate over 30% feels like he is still overwhelmed, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he is similarly ranked going into the 2023 season. (Sam Wirsching)

118. Nick Gordon, Minnesota Twins (Age: 26, Previous Rank: 79 at SS)

Brother of Dee Strange-Gordon, Nick Gordon was the 1st round pick of Minnesota in 2014. After toiling for 7 years in the minors (including the lost 2020 season) he finally debuted for Minnesota in 2021 for 77 games. Originally an infielder (SS and some 2B), he played mostly in the outfield when he was called up. His value in fantasy is his green light on the base paths, and his ability to become a solid utility player for Minnesota. Not someone I am targeting however unless I need depth or steals. (Sam Wirsching)

119. Peyton Burdick, Miami Marlins (Age: 25, Previous Rank: 121)

Peyton Burdick is a favorite among the front office in Miami. And after his 2021 performance in Double-A, it is easy to see why. He was drafted in the 3rd round in 2019 and after the lost 2020 season he hit .231/.376/.472 with 20 doubles and 23 home runs in 460 PA. But it isn’t just his numbers that make him attractive within the organization. They like his mental makeup as well as his work ethic. If he continues to trend like this I expect him in the OF as a 3 category contributor in the majors. (Sam Wirsching)

120. James Wood, San Diego Padres (Age: 19, Previous Rank: NR)

James Wood was a prep athlete with a big presence on the field. At 6’7” 240 it is easy to see why. The Padres signed him in the 2nd round of the 2021 draft. In 26 games of rookie ball, Wood hit .372/.465/.535 with 3 home runs. He has quick hands and a short swing that betrays just how hard he impacts the ball. I think he is super intriguing and his ceiling is Aaron Judge with more speed (although I can’t see a team giving him a green light on the base paths). If he is on someone’s trade block I would see if I could sneak him into a deal for someone else as the main piece. My big concern is avoiding injury as it is for anyone tall and muscular in this league. I think he does just that. (Sam Wirsching)

121. Austin Hendrick, Cincinnati Reds (Age: 20, Previous Rank: 82)

Auston Hendrick was a 1st round draft choice of the Reds in 2020 out of high school. Last year he graded out 55 overall with his hitting and fielding holding him back at 50 grades apiece. 2021 did not support that. His line for 2021 was .211/.380/.388 where he was a two outcome player, mostly strikeouts, followed by walks. He is a good athlete that can field, throw and run. The last couple years have been chaos, so he could bounce back at the plate. But with a 37.5% K-rate he isn’t going far. (Sam Wirsching)

122. Kristian Robinson, Arizona Diamondbacks (Age: 21, Previous Rank: 33)

Anyone following baseball the last few years are aware of Kristian Robinson’s off-field issues. In an era of evading responsibility, Kristian did the opposite. He has paid back his debt through community service and keeping his nose clean. Which is great for us fantasy managers because it shows that not only is he talented on the field, but growing off of it. After all of the time spent away from the field in 2020-21 it is fair to be hesitant and see how his return to the diamond goes. A power/speed outfielder his ceiling is 20-25 home runs and 15-20 stolen bases. Given the state of Arizona’s ball club, if he hits coming out of the gate in 2022 we could see him before the end of the season in the majors. I like him a lot. (Sam Wirsching)

123. Heriberto Hernandez, Tampa Bay Rays (Age: 22, Previous Rank: 103)

Arriving from Texas in the Nate Lowe trade, Heriberto Hernandez is athletic and hits the ball hard. Initially, he was a catching prospect, where his bat would provide more value, he has played the majority of his time in the outfield where he now looks to continue his path to the majors. After missing the 2020 season, he played the whole 2021 season at A ball hitting .252/.381/.453 with 12 home runs. My fear is he isn’t an elite prospect and Tampa Bay tends to platoon most of their positions. Unless he cuts his K-rate significantly he is more than likely destined to do just that: platoon in the majors. (Sam Wirsching)

124. Aaron Hicks, New York Yankees (Age: 32, Previous Rank: 95)

In nine seasons of playing in the majors, Aaron Hicks has only played in over 100 games twice, most recently in 2018. At 34 entering the 2022 season he is at best a late round flier in redraft, and only rosterable in dynasty leagues that are AL/NL only or deeper than 15 teams. His best opportunity is for whatever team he is suiting up for next season to have some injury concerns in their OF. He did have a nice 4 year run at the plate from 2017-2020, but I think we get one more decent season *IF* he gets playing time. (Sam Wirsching)

125. Raimel Tapia, Colorado Rockies (Age: 28, Previous Rank: 133)

A weak hitting OF who plays in Colorado isn’t very interesting, but at times can be serviceable. If you go to his Statcast page it is mostly extreme blue with exceptions around his striking out (he doesn’t at a near elite level), max exit velocity (which is less important than average exit velocity IMO), and sprint speed. In fact in 2021 he stole 20 bases which gives him fantasy value. If he can continue to get playing time in Colorado (which they have no one currently ready to take his place) and he continues to run and hit for good average, he would make a very nice 5th OF for a team that already had the other counting stats taken care of in leagues 15 teams or larger. (Sam Wirsching) 

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