2011 Fantasy Baseball Outfield Rankings Outlook: Outfield has it all, speed, power, batting for average and can either determine your team or be a great supplement to it. If you choose to draft outfielders early you can get studs like Gonzalez and Braun that will give your team a big boost in the power departments or a speed guy like Crawford who will get you bags and runs with a little power mixed in.

Holliday, Kemp, and Hamilton are all nice options as well filling up the stat sheet while Choo is almost a lock to be have another 20/20 season while batting over 300. Of course drafting outfield early might leave you a little thin at the infield positions so you will have to ensure to pick wisely in the middle rounds.

If you decide to pass on the huge numbers these outfielders will provide your team and draft your pitchers and infield first, that is a perfectly fine plan. You can supplement your team with middle round values like Chris Young, Jay Bruce for a little power or Ellsbury to get some of those speed categories. Either way it is always worth to try and grab a few outfielders with a ton of upside in the later rounds. Drew Stubbs and Mike Stanton are two of those guys.

Draft-Day Advice: Outfielders can cover up any holes you team might have or be the corner pieces to your roster but one thing is certainly you will need quality outfielders to win your championship.

The following are our 2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings, which are based on standard 5×5 scoring and take into account projected stats as well as upside and risk. Offensive categories include BA, HRs, Runs, RBIs, and SBs. Pitching categories are Wins, ERA, WHIP, Ks, and Saves. Although several players are eligible at multiple positions, they are listed at the position that they will most likely play the most in 2011. All leagues have different position eligibility requirements so be sure to check your settings before draft day.

2011 Fantasy Baseball Rankings: C | 1B | 2B | SS | 3B | OF | SP | RP | PDFicon Draft Day Cheatsheet

TierRankPlayerTmABHAVGHRRRBISB
11Carlos GonzalezCOL5871970.3363411111726
12Ryan BraunMLW6191880.3042510110314
13Carl CrawfordBOS6001840.307191109047
24Matt HollidaySTL5961860.31228951039
25Matt KempLA6021500.24928828919
26Josh HamiltonTEX5181860.35932951008
27Shin-Soo ChooCLE5501650.322819022
38Nelson CruzTEX3991270.31822607817
39Andrew McCutchenPIT5701630.28616945633
310Hunter PenceHOU6141730.28225939118
411Justin UptonARZ4951350.27317736918
312Ichiro SuzukiSEA6802140.3156744342
413Jason HeywardATL5201440.27718837211
414Chris YoungARZ5841500.25727949128
415Alex RiosCWS5671610.28421898834
416B.J. UptonTB5361270.23718896242
417Jacoby EllsburyBOS78150.19201057
518Jay BruceCIN5091430.2812580705
519Jayson WerthWAS5541640.296271068513
520Colby RasmusSTL4641280.27623856612
521Delmon YoungMIN5701700.29821771125
522Mike StantonFLA359930.2592245595
523Andre EthierLA5171510.2922371822
624Brett GardnerNYY4771320.2775974747
625Curtis GrandersonNYY4661150.24724766712
626Drew StubbsCIN5141310.25522917730
627Juan PierreCWS6511790.2751964768
628Martin PradoATL5991840.30715100665
629Nick MarkakisBAL6291870.2971279607
730Corey HartMLW5581580.28331911027
731Austin JacksonDET6181810.29341034127
732Grady SizemoreCLE128270.211015134
833Rajai DavisTOR5251490.2845665250
834Carlos BeltranNYM220560.255721273
835Angel PaganNYM5791680.2911806937
836Bobby AbreuANA5731460.25520887824
837Jose TabataPIT4051210.2994613519
938Michael BournHOU5351420.2652843852
939Andres TorresSF5071360.26816846326
940Ben ZobristTB5411290.23810777524
941Julio BorbonTEX4381210.2763604215
942Adam JonesBAL5811650.2841976697
1043Shane VictorinoPHI5871520.25918846934
1044Torii HunterANA5731610.2812376909
1045Vernon WellsANA5901610.2733179886
1046Carlos QuentinCWS4531100.2432673872
1047Nick SwisherNYY5661630.2882991891
1048Gregor BlancoKC237670.2831311411

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