2011 Bloomberg Sports Draft List: Outfielders                                           Print

Bloomberg-Rank (B-Rank), compares player stats and positional value to rank each player's projected performance according a standard 5x5 league.
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B-RANK 2011 PROJECTIONS
RANK NAME POS TEAM 2011 2010 AB R HR RBI SB AVG IP W SV K ERA WHIP
1. Ryan Braun OF MIL 5 12 603 96 31 54 15 .295
One of the brightest stars in the game, Ryan Braun has averaged 32 home runs, 16 steals, and 105 RBI with a .307 batting clip through his first four seasons. The 27-year old outfielder was at his best on the road last season with a .336 average and nine stolen bases. He is an annual contender for the MVP award.
2. Carlos Gonzalez OF COL 8 1 577 91 28 47 22 .289
The former top prospect for the Diamondbacks and A's finally broke out for the Rockies last season. Gonzalez earned some MVP consideration with 34 home runs, 117 RBI, 111 runs, and 26 steals. As good as he is, keep an eye on his home and road splits. His slugging percentage skyrockets from .453 to .737 when playing at Coors Field.
3. Carl Crawford OF BOS 11 7 582 91 15 46 47 .292
Carl Crawford has been among the most consistent fantasy performers since he stole 55 bases back in 2003. He's very durable and as long as you are not expecting 30 home runs, there's really nothing Crawford can't do from a fantasy perspective. He's still only 29-years-old and is coming off a season in which he posted a career-high .851 OPS, but now he's moving to any even better offense. Look to add Crawford late in the first round.
4. Matt Holliday OF STL 18 15 571 83 24 69 14 .292
5. Jay Bruce OF CIN 23 89 546 87 32 58 9 .267
6. Josh Hamilton OF TEX 25 6 530 74 27 48 9 .298
7. Nelson Cruz OF TEX 28 36 495 70 31 53 20 .278
8. Hunter Pence OF HOU 34 28 606 79 27 49 17 .276
9. Shin-Soo Choo OF CLE 36 29 559 76 22 78 18 .280
10. Matt Kemp OF LAD 41 61 575 76 25 52 28 .268