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2008 Fantasy Preview: AL-Only OF
02/04/2008 12:03 PM ET
Below is a chart of every AL outfielder covered in MLB.com's 2008 Fantasy Preview, a rundown that includes established big leaguers and up-and-coming prospects.

The list features dollar values compiled by our MLB.com staff based on standard 23-man, $260, 5x5 AL-league play. We included projected stats for the 2008 season as well as a one-liner prediction that encapsulates every player's value in 10 words or fewer. This page will be updated throughout the spring to reflect the impact of inevitable transactions, injuries and changing job situations.

An indispensable part of the draft-day kit, the cheat sheet can make the difference between winning and losing your fantasy league. With quick-hitting rankings and forecasts, it'll help you keep the remaining players on the board in order as the draft wears on. The last thing you want to be doing is flipping through some magazine when it's your turn to pick.

So play fair, but don't forget your cheat sheet when you head to your draft.

Stats listed are 2008 projections.    
AL-only rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | Top 100        Go to: Mixed OF | NL OF
 Outfield TM $$ Avg R HR RBI SB Notes
Carl Crawford TB 37 .307 103 16 90 59 Don't think twice about grabbing him in first round.
Grady Sizemore CLE 36 .293 128 29 82 29 Power-speed potential too impressive to ignore.
Magglio Ordonez DET 31 .328 104 28 117 3 Added protection should help keep numbers lofty.
Vladimir Guerrero LAA 31 .322 84 30 115 5 Veteran superstar to deliver more of the same.
Ichiro Suzuki SEA 30 .331 110 8 55 45 Expect elite AVG, R and SB totals from Mr. Consistency.
B.J. Upton TB 28 .272 94 26 90 33 Potential 30-30 player offers multi-position eligibility.
Alex Rios TOR 26 .298 106 26 102 18 Expect talented youngster to continue improving.
Manny Ramirez BOS 26 .315 96 33 109 1 Future HOFer likely to bounce back.
Bobby Abreu NYY 25 .294 114 15 98 19 Safe bet to provide usual steady production.
Gary Sheffield DET 24 .293 106 26 91 13 Will rake as long as health holds up.
Nick Markakis BAL 24 .307 84 26 100 22 Rising star asked to shoulder offensive load.
Torii Hunter LAA 24 .276 95 25 92 21 Could struggle to live up to contract-year performance.
Curtis GrandersonDET24.268105226720All-category threat sidelined with broken finger.
Chone Figgins LAA 23 .293 101 4 58 48 Won't hit .330 again but will rack up the steals again.
Delmon Young MIN 22 .282 88 21 98 17 Has talent to overcome poor plate discipline.
Nick Swisher CWS 21 .264 108 33 93 5 Trade to CWS could rekindle power numbers.
Vernon Wells TOR 21 .277 88 24 93 14 Return to health should lead to rebound.
Hideki Matsui NYY 21 .288 102 26 105 2 Business as usual for productive run producer.
Jermaine Dye CWS 21 .277 88 31 92 4 Second-half surge points to comeback season.
Johnny Damon NYY 17 .281 83 14 58 23 Looking at potential drop in PT.
Josh Hamilton TEX 15 .285 73 26 78 5 Could deliver big numbers if health holds up.
Raul Ibanez SEA 14 .286 85 22 95 2 Has enough left for one more productive year.
Michael Cuddyer MIN 14 .281 93 21 95 5 Improved plate discipline should lead to rebound.
Jose Guillen KC 14 .283 77 20 86 5 Productive vet to miss first 15 games of '08.
Jacoby Ellsbury BOS 14 .290 65 7 50 30 WS hero could help you carry SB on his own.
Jack Cust OAK 13 .255 72 30 88 0 Should provide legitimate power with regular AB.
Mark Teahen KC 12 .291 82 18 71 15 Has discipline to regain '06 promise.
Gary Matthews Jr. LAA 11 .264 77 15 65 16 Don't expect return to '06 form.
J.D. Drew BOS 10 .285 94 18 90 6 Likely to rebound after disappointing '07.
Jason Kubel MIN 10 .282 73 20 84 8 Should build on second-half form from '06.
Josh Fields CWS 10 .258 51 18 57 1 Young slugger must beat out Crede or return to Triple-A.
Adam Jones BAL 9 .276 73 15 71 8 Cornerstone in Baltimore's future.
Travis Buck OAK 9 .285 83 16 72 7 High upside and full-time gig screams sleeper.
Franklin Gutierrez CLE 9 .278 70 14 66 12 Could provide cheap source of HR, SB.
Coco Crisp BOS 8 .273 62 5 53 22 May need to be traded to get most of value.
Milton Bradley TEX 7 .296 48 15 52 6 Healthy season could lead to huge numbers.
Garret Anderson LAA 7 .285 56 14 68 0 OF/DH crunch likely to lead to diminished PT.
Carlos Gomez MIN 7 .262 68 6 53 33 Will run like crazy when PT becomes available.
Jonny Gomes TB 6 .249 65 28 74 15 Could have big year with improved patience.
Carlos Quentin CWS 5 .252 58 19 65 3 In right place to bounce back from '07 bust.
Melky Cabrera NYY 4 .282 75 11 66 11 Defense ensures regular AB in OF.
Luke Scott BAL 4 .265 60 19 73 4 Has pop, could earn starting LF job.
Brad Wilkerson SEA 4 .248 60 23 65 6 Injuries robbed him of peak years.
David DeJesus KC 4 .281 97 11 58 12 Likely to post improvements across the board.
Reggie Willits LAA 3 .286 59 0 25 22 Likely won't replicate numbers in crowded outfield.
Marlon Byrd TEX 3 .292 72 10 65 7 PT, ballpark factors tip in his favor.
Jerry Owens CWS 3 .279 56 2 31 28 SB potential warrants consideration in all formats.
Jason Botts TEX 3 .264 58 16 52 0 Could do some damage with regular AB.
Jacque Jones DET 2 .282 50 8 58 6 Power gone but should help AL-only owners.
Ben Broussard TEX 2 0.265 44 13 52 2 Should benefit from Rangers Ballpark in Arlington.
Cliff Floyd TB 2 .275 48 14 56 3 Could remain relatively healthy as part-time DH.
Matt StairsTOR2.2704311411Won't receive same opportunities in '08.
Shannon StewartTOR2.2845774310Stock up after winning starting LF job.
Kenny Lofton FA 2 .278 61 4 33 14 Late-season drop-off cause for concern.
Ryan Raburn DET 1 .284 34 7 32 5 Offers more offense than most utilitymen.
Scott Podsednik FA 1 .269 55 1 29 21 Still has enough speed to make a difference.
David Murphy TEX 1 .273 33 7 26 2 Could see AB in place of oft-injured Milton Bradley.
Jay Payton BAL 1 .271 55 8 56 6 Should see PT given underwhelming competition.
Marcus Thames DET 1 .255 46 21 43 1 Has power but needs more PT to realize value.
Joey Gathright KC 1 .283 40 0 23 18 Should deliver more SB, but can he maintain AVG?
Adam Lind TOR 1 .265 33 9 36 0 Top prospect to get more Minor League seasoning.
Juan Rivera LAA 1 .283 28 7 26 0 Will struggle to find PT in crowded outfield
Sammy Sosa FA 1 .255 40 15 57 1 Still has power stroke, just needs job.
Wladimir Balentien SEA 1 .260 15 4 15 4 Power-speed threat needs place to play.
Freddy Bynum BAL 1 .266 32 6 21 11 Will deliver more SB with more PT.
Frank Catalanotto TEX 1 .272 44 12 42 2 On-base skills helps case for PT.
Kevin MenchTEX1.2653312360Power means nothing without improvement against righties.
Jay Gibbons BAL 1 .264 31 9 25 0 Former promising power hitter on downswing.
Tike Redman BAL 1 .271 47 3 24 12 Speedster could land CF job.
Shelley Duncan NYY 1 .261 25 10 29 0 Expect solid pop off bench.
Nelson Cruz TEX 1 .242 40 13 39 3 Time is ticking on chance to start.
Craig Monroe MIN 1 .241 30 7 30 2 Will have hard time holding onto starting job.
Emil Brown OAK 1 .271 48 11 37 5 Could be useful reserve player.
Ben Francisco CLE 1 .282 39 7 32 6 Has talent, just needs PT.
David Dellucci CLE 1 .266 38 9 30 1 Expect mild comeback campaign.
Reed JohnsonFA1.274333282Homeless after being cut by TOR.
Timo Perez DET 1 .281 12 0 9 1 Impressive '07 AVG won't help PT.
Jason Tyner FA 1 .278 25 0 15 6 Can help with AVG, SB in deep formats.
Rocco BaldelliTB1.260143122On DL indefinitely with fatigue syndrome.
Eric Hinske TB 1 0.253 42 10 40 4 Young enough to turn around career.
Jason Michaels CLE 1 .277 35 6 31 4 Dellucci's return to limit PT.
Reggie Sanders FA 1 .267 36 8 24 2 Injury potential presents too much risk.
Bobby Kielty BOS 1 .264 18 2 20 0 Ignore playoff heroics on draft day.
Jason Lane NYY 1 .210 14 7 17 1 Poor AVG offsets good power.
Brian Anderson CWS 1 .245 15 3 12 2 Needs to prove himself with big Triple-A season.
Rondell White FA 1 .245 9 5 18 0 Oft-injured vet likely to retire.
Carlos Gonzalez OAK 1 .267 37 8 41 2 Will be major run producer, likely by '09.
Jason TynerCLE1.278250156Can help with AVG, SB in deep formats.
Tyler Colvin CHC 1 .252 10 2 11 3 Multi-tool CF just needs some refinement.
Austin Jackson NYY 1 .233 4 2 5 2 Toolsy OF started to figure things out in '07.
Travis Snider TOR 1 -- -- -- -- -- Keeper leaguers should get to know this masher.

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