Fantasy Baseball: Preseason Outfield Projections and Rankings

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Preseason Top 90 Outfielders

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Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Just like how the state of Florida is the hotbed of college football recruiting, the outfield position is the hotbed of production in fantasy baseball. When it comes to the outfield, you should be looking to target the most productive player you can regardless of what categories they effect.

Mike Trout stands alone at the top tier of outfielders, and there is definitely a significant step down from him to the no. 2-ranked outfielder. Trout is projected to be a strong contributor in all five categories and if you have the first pick in your draft, the only players you should consider using it on are Trout and Miguel Cabrera.

The top outfielders excel in all five categories and ideally, your outfield will consist of primarily five-category contributors. The top eight outfielders are all projected to steal at least 15 bases and hit at least 15 home runs. Seven of those eight are projected to hit at least .285, and they're all projected to record at least 90 runs or 90 RBIs. 29 of the top 30 outfielders are projected to hit at least 15 home runs and the one guy who isn't -- Billy Hamilton -- is projected to steal 88 bases. Outfielders should fly off the board in the first few rounds and if you can get some top outfielders, you should be able to take some risks in other areas of your roster.

Like third base, there aren't too many surprises among the outfield rankings. The one rank people may be surprised to see is that of Giancarlo Stanton. Listen, there is no denying that Stanton is one of the best power hitters in baseball, but due to an abysmal lineup surrounding him along with his history of health issues, he isn't projected to record 80 runs or 80 RBIs. Because there are so many sources of power within the outfield position, 30-plus home runs with very little to offer in the other four categories really isn't that valuable of an asset. Stanton, without a doubt, has the talent to be one of the 20 most valuable outfielders in fantasy baseball, but until he gets placed in a lineup that produces more runs, that simply isn't going to happen.

Billy Moy is a Fantasy Sports writer at RantSports.com. You can find him on Twitter @william_moy6, "Like" him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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90. Lucas Duda, New York Mets

2013 Statistics: 384 Plate Appearances, 42 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 33 RBI, 0 Steals, .223 AVG

2014 Projection: 400 Plate Appearances, 41 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 1 Steal, .239 AVG

89. Ryan Doumit, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 538 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 55 RBI, 1 Steal, .247 AVG

2014 Projection: 350 Plate Appearances, 38 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 40 RBI, 0 Steals, .265 AVG

88. Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 366 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 1 Steal, .247 AVG

2014 Projection: 357 Plate Appearances, 45 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 2 Steal, .236 AVG

87. Dayan Viciedo, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 473 Plate Appearances, 43 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 56 RBI, 0 Steals, .265 AVG

2014 Projection: 350 Plate Appearances, 37 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 43 RBI, 0 Steals, .264 AVG

86. Justin Ruggiano, Chicago Cubs

2013 Statistics: 472 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 50 RBI, 15 Steals, .222 AVG

2014 Projection: 400 Plate Appearances, 43 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 13 Steals, .255 AVG

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85. Emilio Bonifacio, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 461 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 28 Steals, .243 AVG

2014 Projection: 450 Plate Appearances, 53 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 26 RBI, 32 Steals, .263 AVG

84. Kelly Johnson, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 407 Plate Appearances, 41 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 7 Steals, .235 AVG

2014 Projection: 534 Plate Appearances, 59 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 55 RBI, 12 Steals, .226 AVG

83. Dustin Ackley, Seattle Mariners

2013 Statistics: 427 Plate Appearances, 40 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 2 Steals, .253 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 48 RBI, 9 Steals, .254 AVG

82. Peter Bourjos, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Statistics: 196 Plate Appearances, 26 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 12 RBI, 6 Steals, .274 AVG

2014 Projection: 500 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 39 RBI, 16 Steals, .253 AVG

81. Jackie Bradley Jr, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 107 Plate Appearances, 18 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 10 RBI, 2 Steals, .189 AVG

2014 Projection: 565 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 61 RBI, 11 Steals, .239 AVG

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80. Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 442 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 46 RBI, 14 Steals, .251 AVG

2014 Projection: 500 Plate Appearances, 59 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 56 RBI, 17 Steals, .255 AVG

79. Michael Saunders, Seattle Mariners

2013 Statistics: 468 Plate Appearances, 59 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 46 RBI, 13 Steals, .236 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 51 RBI, 18 Steals, .227 AVG

78. Nate Schierholtz, Chicago Cubs

2013 Statistics: 503 Plate Appearances, 56 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 68 RBI, 6 Steals, .251 AVG

2014 Projection: 500 Plate Appearances, 52 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 57 RBI, 7 Steals, .264 AVG

77. Rajai Davis, Detroit Tigers

2013 Statistics: 360 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 24 RBI, 45 Steals, .260 AVG

2014 Projection: 400 Plate Appearances, 53 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 32 RBI, 42 Steals, .257 AVG

76. Matt Joyce, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 481 Plate Appearances, 61 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 7 Steals, .235 AVG

2014 Projection: 488 Plate Appearances, 62 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 60 RBI, 8 Steals, .248 AVG

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75. Michael Morse, San Francisco Giants

2013 Statistics: 337 Plate Appearances, 34 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 27 RBI, 0 Steals, .215 AVG

2014 Projection: 480 Plate Appearances, 57 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 1 Steal, .260 AVG

74. Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks

2013 Statistics: 663 Plate Appearances, 79 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 48 RBI, 10 Steals, .268 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 45 RBI, 14 Steals, .272 AVG

73. Marlon Byrd, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Statistics: 579 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 88 RBI, 2 Steals, .291 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 57 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 64 RBI, 2 Steals, .274 AVG

72. Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers

2013 Statistics: 18 Plate Appearances, 1 Run, 0 Home Runs, 0 RBI, 0 Steals, .278 AVG

2014 Projection: 585 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 6 Steals, .259 AVG

71. B.J. Upton, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 446 Plate Appearances, 30 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 26 RBI, 12 Steals, .184 AVG

2014 Projection: 573 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 26 Steals, .219 AVG

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70. Oswaldo Arcia, Minnesota Twins

2013 Statistics: 378 Plate Appearances, 34 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 43 RBI, 1 Steal, .251 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 63 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 3 Steals, .246 AVG

69. Garrett Jones, Miami Marlins

2013 Statistics: 440 Plate Appearances, 41 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 51 RBI, 2 Steals, .233 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 61 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 75 RBI, 4 Steals, .249 AVG

68. Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

2013 Statistics: 611 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 4 Steals, .284 AVG

2014 Projection: 572 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 60 RBI, 14 Steals, .277 AVG

67. Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 553 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 4 Steals, .272 AVG

2014 Projection: 574 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 64 RBI, 2 Steals, .281 AVG

66. Josh Willingham, Minnesota Twins

2013 Statistics: 471 Plate Appearances, 42 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 48 RBI, 1 Steal, .208 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 85 RBI, 3 Steals, .233 AVG

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65. Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins

2013 Statistics: 273 Plate Appearances, 34 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 16 RBI, 10 Steals, .288 AVG

2014 Projection: 625 Plate Appearances, 61 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 21 Steals, .257 AVG

64. Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays

2013 Statistics: 372 Plate Appearances, 39 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 30 RBI, 2 Steals, .279 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 65 RBI, 7 Steals, .283 AVG

63. Denard Span, Washington Nationals

2013 Statistics: 662 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 20 Steals, .279 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 18 Steals, .282 AVG

62. Chris Carter, Houston Astros

2013 Statistics: 585 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 29 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 2 Steals, .223 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 1 Steal, .219 AVG

61. Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 382 Plate Appearances, 44 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 65 RBI, 0 Steals, .243 AVG

2014 Projection: 450 Plate Appearances, 52 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 77 RBI, 0 Steals, .261 AVG

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60. Dexter Fowler, Houston Astros

2013 Statistics: 492 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 42 RBI, 19 Steals, .263 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 16 Steals, .266 AVG

59. Colby Rasmus, Toronto Blue Jays

2013 Statistics: 458 Plate Appearances, 57 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 0 Steals, .276 AVG

2014 Projection: 536 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 77 RBI, 3 Steals, .248 AVG

58. Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles

2013 Statistics: 700 Plate Appearances, 89 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 1 Steal, .271 AVG

2014 Projection: 629 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 4 Steals, .284 AVG

57. Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 256 Plate Appearances, 31 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 3 Steals, .283 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 67 RBI, 9 Steals, .268 AVG

56. Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 469 Plate Appearances, 62 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 15 Steals, .283 AVG

2014 Projection: 557 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 19 Steals, .278 AVG

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55. Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 277 Plate Appearances, 40 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 22 RBI, 5 Steals, .252 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 87 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 21 Steals, .256 AVG

54. Leonys Martin, Texas Rangers

2013 Statistics: 508 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 36 Steals, .260 AVG

2014 Projection: 505 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 50 RBI, 35 Steals, .265 AVG

53. Corey Hart, Seattle Mariners

2013 Statistics: 622 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 83 RBI, 5 Steals, .270 AVG

2014 Projection: 596 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 6 Steals, .266 AVG

52. Nick Swisher, Cleveland Indians

2013 Statistics: 634 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 63 RBI, 1 Steal, .246 AVG

2014 Projection: 631 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 2 Steals, .252 AVG

51. Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers

2013 Statistics: 614 Plate Appearances, 99 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 8 Steals, .272 AVG

2014 Projection: 633 Plate Appearances, 97 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 14 Steals, .265 AVG

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50. Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 440 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 38 RBI, 2 Steals, .254 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 11 Steals, .270 AVG

49. Josh Reddick, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 441 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 56 RBI, 9 Steals, .226 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 78 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 9 Steals, .244 AVG

48. Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

2013 Statistics: 532 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 10 Steals, .318 AVG

2014 Projection: 508 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 57 RBI, 12 Steals, .287 AVG

47. Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Statistics: 222 Plate Appearances, 29 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 32 RBI, 2 Steals, .282 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 19 Home Runs, 68 RBI, 13 Steals, .270 AVG

46. Eric Young Jr, New York Mets

2013 Statistics: 598 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 32 RBI, 46 Steals, .249 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 33 RBI, 51 Steals, .259 AVG

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45. Brett Gardner, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 609 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 24 Steals, .273 AVG

2014 Projection: 589 Plate Appearances, 89 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 45 RBI, 30 Steals, .269 AVG

44. Angel Pagan, San Francisco Giants

2013 Statistics: 305 Plate Appearances, 44 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 30 RBI, 9 Steals, .282 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 23 Steals, .287 AVG

43. Norichika Aoki, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 674 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 37 RBI, 20 Steals, .286 AVG

2014 Projection: 631 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 25 Steals, .288 AVG

42. Ben Revere, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Statistics: 336 Plate Appearances, 37 Runs, 0 Home Runs, 17 RBI, 22 Steals, .305 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 0 Home Runs, 37 RBI, 46 Steals, .285 AVG

41. Martin Prado, Arizona Diamondbacks

2013 Statistics: 664 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 3 Steals, .282 AVG

2014 Projection: 648 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 8 Steals, .299 AVG

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40. Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 698 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 11 Steals, .275 AVG

2014 Projection: 680 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 13 Steals, .271 AVG

39. Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 505 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 87 RBI, 4 Steals, .256 AVG

2014 Projection: 510 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 89 RBI, 3 Steals, .247 AVG

38. Khris Davis, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Statistics: 153 Plate Appearances, 27 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 27 RBI, 3 Steals, .279 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 13 Steals, .264 AVG

37. Michael Bourn, Cleveland Indians

2013 Statistics: 575 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 50 RBI, 23 Steals, .263 AVG

2014 Projection: 665 Plate Appearances, 88 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 35 Steals, .267 AVG

36. Curtis Granderson, New York Mets

2013 Statistics: 245 Plate Appearances, 31 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 15 RBI, 8 Steals, .229 AVG

2014 Projection: 635 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 16 Steals, .238 AVG

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35. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

2013 Statistics: 504 Plate Appearances, 62 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 1 Steal, .249 AVG

2014 Projection: 535 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 31 Home Runs, 78 RBI, 4 Steals, .260 AVG

34. Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Statistics: 540 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 83 RBI, 8 Steals, .272 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 92 RBI, 9 Steals, .256 AVG

33. Will Venable, San Diego Padres

2013 Statistics: 515 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 22 Steals, .268 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 69 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 31 Steals, .256 AVG

32. Alejandro De Aza, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 675 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 20 Steals, .264 AVG

2014 Projections: 622 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 25 Steals, .274 AVG

31. Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 584 Plate Appearances, 93 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 21 Steals, .261 AVG

2014 Projection: 558 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 55 RBI, 36 Steals, .261 AVG

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30. Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 602 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 54 RBI, 20 Steals, .295 AVG

2014 Projection: 616 Plate Appearances, 90 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 30 Steals, .254 AVG

29. Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Statistics: 636 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 79 RBI, 4 Steals, .250 AVG

2014 Projection: 603 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 6 Steals, .272 AVG

28. Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 574 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 7 Steals, .240 AVG

2014 Projection: 563 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 12 Steals, .265 AVG

27. Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies

2013 Statistics: 540 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 84 RBI, 10 Steals, .331 AVG

2014 Projection: 548 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 77 RBI, 11 Steals, .283 AVG

26. Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks

2013 Statistics: 678 Plate Appearances, 85 Runs, 34 Home Runs, 100 RBI, 5 Steals, .234 AVG

2014 Projection: 612 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 31 Home Runs, 94 RBI, 6 Steals, .249 AVG

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25. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 290 Plate Appearances, 35 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 33 RBI, 9 Steals, .270 AVG

2014 Projection: 476 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 76 RBI, 19 Steals, .284 AVG

24. Alfonso Soriano, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 626 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 34 Home Runs, 101 RBI, 18 Steals, .255 AVG

2014 Projection: 583 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 31 Home Runs, 90 RBI, 9 Steals, .261 AVG

23. Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 532 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 61 RBI, 21 Steals, .294 AVG

2014 Projection: 595 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 26 Steals, .281 AVG

22. Alex Rios, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 662 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 42 Steals, .278 AVG

2014 Projection: 624 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 25 Steals, .278 AVG

21. Shin-Soo Choo, Texas Rangers

2013 Statistics: 712 Plate Appearances, 107 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 54 RBI, 20 Steals, .285 AVG

2014 Projection: 681 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 21 Steals, .280 AVG

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20. Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 700 Plate Appearances, 90 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 11 Steals, .265 AVG

2014 Projection: 704 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 13 Steals, .271 AVG

19. Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 373 Plate Appearances, 50 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 5 Steals, .293 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 85 RBI, 8 Steals, .282 AVG

18. Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Statistics: 566 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 35 RBI, 41 Steals, .280 AVG

2014 Projection: 592 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 41 RBI, 42 Steals, .278 AVG

17. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 432 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 19 Home Runs, 42 RBI, 11 Steals, .319 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 92 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 15 Steals, .287 AVG

16. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2013 Statistics: 497 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 11 Steals, .274 AVG

2014 Projection: 589 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 63 RBI, 16 Steals, .280 AVG

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15. Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 643 Plate Appearances, 94 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 8 Steals, .263 AVG

2014 Projection: 648 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 16 Steals, .268 AVG

14. Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Statistics: 22 Plate Appearances, 9 Runs, 0 Home Runs, 1 RBI, 13 Steals, .368 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 37 RBI, 88 Steals, .238 AVG

13. Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 600 Plate Appearances, 79 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 84 RBI, 2 Steals, .296 AVG

2014 Projection: 606 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 88 RBI, 6 Steals, .286 AVG

12. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

2013 Statistics: 528 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 28 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 7 Steals, .259 AVG

2014 Projection: 527 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 33 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 7 Steals, .275 AVG

11. Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Statistics: 602 Plate Appearances, 103 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 94 RBI, 6 Steals, .300 AVG

2014 Projection: 602 Plate Appearances, 94 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 90 RBI, 4 Steals, .298 AVG

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10. Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Statistics: 697 Plate Appearances, 89 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 109 RBI, 7 Steals, .262 AVG

2014 Projection: 665 Plate Appearances, 87 Runs, 35 Home Runs, 102 RBI, 8 Steals, .261 AVG

9. Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Statistics: 563 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 97 RBI, 2 Steals, .315 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 106 RBI, 4 Steals, .305 AVG

8. Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants

2013 Statistics: 687 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 99 RBI, 22 Steals, .283 AVG

2014 Projection: 681 Plate Appearances, 87 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 100 RBI, 15 Steals, .285 AVG

7. Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

2013 Statistics: 689 Plate Appearances, 100 Runs, 33 Home Runs, 108 RBI, 14 Steals, .285 AVG

2014 Projection: 668 Plate Appearances, 90 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 91 RBI, 14 Steals, .287 AVG

6. Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 636 Plate Appearances, 92 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 52 Steals, .298 AVG

2014 Projection: 634 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 69 RBI, 44 Steals, .297 AVG

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5. Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

2013 Statistics: 436 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 21 Steals, .302 AVG

2014 Projection: 549 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 91 RBI, 21 Steals, .301 AVG

4. Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Statistics: 590 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 40 Steals, .284 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 74 RBI, 47 Steals, .264 AVG

3. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Statistics: 674 Plate Appearances, 97 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 84 RBI, 10 Steals, .317 AVG

2014 Projection: 675 Plate Appearances, 97 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 89 RBI, 23 Steals, .303 AVG

2. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Statistics: 253 Plate Appearances, 30 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 38 RBI, 4 Steals, .298 AVG

2014 Projection: 664 Plate Appearances, 105 Runs, 28 Home Runs, 95 RBI, 23 Steals, .309 AVG

1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Statistics: 716 Plate Appearances, 109 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 97 RBI, 33 Steals, .323 AVG

2014 Projection: 715 Plate Appearances, 120 Runs, 29 Home Runs, 85 RBI, 41 Steals, .318 AVG

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Preseason Top 90 Outfielders

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Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports

Just like how the state of Florida is the hotbed of college football recruiting, the outfield position is the hotbed of production in fantasy baseball. When it comes to the outfield, you should be looking to target the most productive player you can regardless of what categories they effect.

Mike Trout stands alone at the top tier of outfielders, and there is definitely a significant step down from him to the no. 2-ranked outfielder. Trout is projected to be a strong contributor in all five categories and if you have the first pick in your draft, the only players you should consider using it on are Trout and Miguel Cabrera.

The top outfielders excel in all five categories and ideally, your outfield will consist of primarily five-category contributors. The top eight outfielders are all projected to steal at least 15 bases and hit at least 15 home runs. Seven of those eight are projected to hit at least .285, and they're all projected to record at least 90 runs or 90 RBIs. 29 of the top 30 outfielders are projected to hit at least 15 home runs and the one guy who isn't -- Billy Hamilton -- is projected to steal 88 bases. Outfielders should fly off the board in the first few rounds and if you can get some top outfielders, you should be able to take some risks in other areas of your roster.

Like third base, there aren't too many surprises among the outfield rankings. The one rank people may be surprised to see is that of Giancarlo Stanton. Listen, there is no denying that Stanton is one of the best power hitters in baseball, but due to an abysmal lineup surrounding him along with his history of health issues, he isn't projected to record 80 runs or 80 RBIs. Because there are so many sources of power within the outfield position, 30-plus home runs with very little to offer in the other four categories really isn't that valuable of an asset. Stanton, without a doubt, has the talent to be one of the 20 most valuable outfielders in fantasy baseball, but until he gets placed in a lineup that produces more runs, that simply isn't going to happen.

Billy Moy is a Fantasy Sports writer at RantSports.com. You can find him on Twitter @william_moy6, "Like" him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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90. Lucas Duda, New York Mets

2013 Statistics: 384 Plate Appearances, 42 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 33 RBI, 0 Steals, .223 AVG

2014 Projection: 400 Plate Appearances, 41 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 1 Steal, .239 AVG

89. Ryan Doumit, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 538 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 55 RBI, 1 Steal, .247 AVG

2014 Projection: 350 Plate Appearances, 38 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 40 RBI, 0 Steals, .265 AVG

88. Jonny Gomes, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 366 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 1 Steal, .247 AVG

2014 Projection: 357 Plate Appearances, 45 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 2 Steal, .236 AVG

87. Dayan Viciedo, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 473 Plate Appearances, 43 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 56 RBI, 0 Steals, .265 AVG

2014 Projection: 350 Plate Appearances, 37 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 43 RBI, 0 Steals, .264 AVG

86. Justin Ruggiano, Chicago Cubs

2013 Statistics: 472 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 50 RBI, 15 Steals, .222 AVG

2014 Projection: 400 Plate Appearances, 43 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 13 Steals, .255 AVG

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85. Emilio Bonifacio, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 461 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 28 Steals, .243 AVG

2014 Projection: 450 Plate Appearances, 53 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 26 RBI, 32 Steals, .263 AVG

84. Kelly Johnson, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 407 Plate Appearances, 41 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 7 Steals, .235 AVG

2014 Projection: 534 Plate Appearances, 59 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 55 RBI, 12 Steals, .226 AVG

83. Dustin Ackley, Seattle Mariners

2013 Statistics: 427 Plate Appearances, 40 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 2 Steals, .253 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 48 RBI, 9 Steals, .254 AVG

82. Peter Bourjos, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Statistics: 196 Plate Appearances, 26 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 12 RBI, 6 Steals, .274 AVG

2014 Projection: 500 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 39 RBI, 16 Steals, .253 AVG

81. Jackie Bradley Jr, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 107 Plate Appearances, 18 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 10 RBI, 2 Steals, .189 AVG

2014 Projection: 565 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 61 RBI, 11 Steals, .239 AVG

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80. Lorenzo Cain, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 442 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 46 RBI, 14 Steals, .251 AVG

2014 Projection: 500 Plate Appearances, 59 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 56 RBI, 17 Steals, .255 AVG

79. Michael Saunders, Seattle Mariners

2013 Statistics: 468 Plate Appearances, 59 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 46 RBI, 13 Steals, .236 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 51 RBI, 18 Steals, .227 AVG

78. Nate Schierholtz, Chicago Cubs

2013 Statistics: 503 Plate Appearances, 56 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 68 RBI, 6 Steals, .251 AVG

2014 Projection: 500 Plate Appearances, 52 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 57 RBI, 7 Steals, .264 AVG

77. Rajai Davis, Detroit Tigers

2013 Statistics: 360 Plate Appearances, 49 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 24 RBI, 45 Steals, .260 AVG

2014 Projection: 400 Plate Appearances, 53 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 32 RBI, 42 Steals, .257 AVG

76. Matt Joyce, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 481 Plate Appearances, 61 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 7 Steals, .235 AVG

2014 Projection: 488 Plate Appearances, 62 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 60 RBI, 8 Steals, .248 AVG

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75. Michael Morse, San Francisco Giants

2013 Statistics: 337 Plate Appearances, 34 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 27 RBI, 0 Steals, .215 AVG

2014 Projection: 480 Plate Appearances, 57 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 1 Steal, .260 AVG

74. Gerardo Parra, Arizona Diamondbacks

2013 Statistics: 663 Plate Appearances, 79 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 48 RBI, 10 Steals, .268 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 45 RBI, 14 Steals, .272 AVG

73. Marlon Byrd, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Statistics: 579 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 88 RBI, 2 Steals, .291 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 57 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 64 RBI, 2 Steals, .274 AVG

72. Nick Castellanos, Detroit Tigers

2013 Statistics: 18 Plate Appearances, 1 Run, 0 Home Runs, 0 RBI, 0 Steals, .278 AVG

2014 Projection: 585 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 6 Steals, .259 AVG

71. B.J. Upton, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 446 Plate Appearances, 30 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 26 RBI, 12 Steals, .184 AVG

2014 Projection: 573 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 26 Steals, .219 AVG

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70. Oswaldo Arcia, Minnesota Twins

2013 Statistics: 378 Plate Appearances, 34 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 43 RBI, 1 Steal, .251 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 63 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 3 Steals, .246 AVG

69. Garrett Jones, Miami Marlins

2013 Statistics: 440 Plate Appearances, 41 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 51 RBI, 2 Steals, .233 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 61 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 75 RBI, 4 Steals, .249 AVG

68. Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians

2013 Statistics: 611 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 4 Steals, .284 AVG

2014 Projection: 572 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 60 RBI, 14 Steals, .277 AVG

67. Andre Ethier, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 553 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 4 Steals, .272 AVG

2014 Projection: 574 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 64 RBI, 2 Steals, .281 AVG

66. Josh Willingham, Minnesota Twins

2013 Statistics: 471 Plate Appearances, 42 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 48 RBI, 1 Steal, .208 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 85 RBI, 3 Steals, .233 AVG

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65. Christian Yelich, Miami Marlins

2013 Statistics: 273 Plate Appearances, 34 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 16 RBI, 10 Steals, .288 AVG

2014 Projection: 625 Plate Appearances, 61 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 21 Steals, .257 AVG

64. Melky Cabrera, Toronto Blue Jays

2013 Statistics: 372 Plate Appearances, 39 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 30 RBI, 2 Steals, .279 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 65 RBI, 7 Steals, .283 AVG

63. Denard Span, Washington Nationals

2013 Statistics: 662 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 47 RBI, 20 Steals, .279 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 4 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 18 Steals, .282 AVG

62. Chris Carter, Houston Astros

2013 Statistics: 585 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 29 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 2 Steals, .223 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 1 Steal, .219 AVG

61. Evan Gattis, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 382 Plate Appearances, 44 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 65 RBI, 0 Steals, .243 AVG

2014 Projection: 450 Plate Appearances, 52 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 77 RBI, 0 Steals, .261 AVG

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60. Dexter Fowler, Houston Astros

2013 Statistics: 492 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 42 RBI, 19 Steals, .263 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 16 Steals, .266 AVG

59. Colby Rasmus, Toronto Blue Jays

2013 Statistics: 458 Plate Appearances, 57 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 0 Steals, .276 AVG

2014 Projection: 536 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 77 RBI, 3 Steals, .248 AVG

58. Nick Markakis, Baltimore Orioles

2013 Statistics: 700 Plate Appearances, 89 Runs, 10 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 1 Steal, .271 AVG

2014 Projection: 629 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 4 Steals, .284 AVG

57. Avisail Garcia, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 256 Plate Appearances, 31 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 3 Steals, .283 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 67 RBI, 9 Steals, .268 AVG

56. Carl Crawford, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 469 Plate Appearances, 62 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 31 RBI, 15 Steals, .283 AVG

2014 Projection: 557 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 19 Steals, .278 AVG

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55. Adam Eaton, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 277 Plate Appearances, 40 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 22 RBI, 5 Steals, .252 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 87 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 21 Steals, .256 AVG

54. Leonys Martin, Texas Rangers

2013 Statistics: 508 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 36 Steals, .260 AVG

2014 Projection: 505 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 50 RBI, 35 Steals, .265 AVG

53. Corey Hart, Seattle Mariners

2013 Statistics: 622 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 83 RBI, 5 Steals, .270 AVG

2014 Projection: 596 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 6 Steals, .266 AVG

52. Nick Swisher, Cleveland Indians

2013 Statistics: 634 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 63 RBI, 1 Steal, .246 AVG

2014 Projection: 631 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 2 Steals, .252 AVG

51. Austin Jackson, Detroit Tigers

2013 Statistics: 614 Plate Appearances, 99 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 8 Steals, .272 AVG

2014 Projection: 633 Plate Appearances, 97 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 14 Steals, .265 AVG

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50. Jason Heyward, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 440 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 38 RBI, 2 Steals, .254 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 11 Steals, .270 AVG

49. Josh Reddick, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 441 Plate Appearances, 54 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 56 RBI, 9 Steals, .226 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 78 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 9 Steals, .244 AVG

48. Jayson Werth, Washington Nationals

2013 Statistics: 532 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 10 Steals, .318 AVG

2014 Projection: 508 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 57 RBI, 12 Steals, .287 AVG

47. Kole Calhoun, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Statistics: 222 Plate Appearances, 29 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 32 RBI, 2 Steals, .282 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 19 Home Runs, 68 RBI, 13 Steals, .270 AVG

46. Eric Young Jr, New York Mets

2013 Statistics: 598 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 32 RBI, 46 Steals, .249 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 3 Home Runs, 33 RBI, 51 Steals, .259 AVG

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45. Brett Gardner, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 609 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 24 Steals, .273 AVG

2014 Projection: 589 Plate Appearances, 89 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 45 RBI, 30 Steals, .269 AVG

44. Angel Pagan, San Francisco Giants

2013 Statistics: 305 Plate Appearances, 44 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 30 RBI, 9 Steals, .282 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 49 RBI, 23 Steals, .287 AVG

43. Norichika Aoki, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 674 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 8 Home Runs, 37 RBI, 20 Steals, .286 AVG

2014 Projection: 631 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 44 RBI, 25 Steals, .288 AVG

42. Ben Revere, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Statistics: 336 Plate Appearances, 37 Runs, 0 Home Runs, 17 RBI, 22 Steals, .305 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 0 Home Runs, 37 RBI, 46 Steals, .285 AVG

41. Martin Prado, Arizona Diamondbacks

2013 Statistics: 664 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 3 Steals, .282 AVG

2014 Projection: 648 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 8 Steals, .299 AVG

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40. Ben Zobrist, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 698 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 11 Steals, .275 AVG

2014 Projection: 680 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 13 Steals, .271 AVG

39. Brandon Moss, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 505 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 87 RBI, 4 Steals, .256 AVG

2014 Projection: 510 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 89 RBI, 3 Steals, .247 AVG

38. Khris Davis, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Statistics: 153 Plate Appearances, 27 Runs, 11 Home Runs, 27 RBI, 3 Steals, .279 AVG

2014 Projection: 550 Plate Appearances, 70 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 13 Steals, .264 AVG

37. Michael Bourn, Cleveland Indians

2013 Statistics: 575 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 50 RBI, 23 Steals, .263 AVG

2014 Projection: 665 Plate Appearances, 88 Runs, 5 Home Runs, 52 RBI, 35 Steals, .267 AVG

36. Curtis Granderson, New York Mets

2013 Statistics: 245 Plate Appearances, 31 Runs, 7 Home Runs, 15 RBI, 8 Steals, .229 AVG

2014 Projection: 635 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 16 Steals, .238 AVG

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35. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins

2013 Statistics: 504 Plate Appearances, 62 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 1 Steal, .249 AVG

2014 Projection: 535 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 31 Home Runs, 78 RBI, 4 Steals, .260 AVG

34. Domonic Brown, Philadelphia Phillies

2013 Statistics: 540 Plate Appearances, 65 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 83 RBI, 8 Steals, .272 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 92 RBI, 9 Steals, .256 AVG

33. Will Venable, San Diego Padres

2013 Statistics: 515 Plate Appearances, 64 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 22 Steals, .268 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 69 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 31 Steals, .256 AVG

32. Alejandro De Aza, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 675 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 62 RBI, 20 Steals, .264 AVG

2014 Projections: 622 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 25 Steals, .274 AVG

31. Coco Crisp, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 584 Plate Appearances, 93 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 66 RBI, 21 Steals, .261 AVG

2014 Projection: 558 Plate Appearances, 77 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 55 RBI, 36 Steals, .261 AVG

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30. Desmond Jennings, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 602 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 14 Home Runs, 54 RBI, 20 Steals, .295 AVG

2014 Projection: 616 Plate Appearances, 90 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 30 Steals, .254 AVG

29. Josh Hamilton, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Statistics: 636 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 79 RBI, 4 Steals, .250 AVG

2014 Projection: 603 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 6 Steals, .272 AVG

28. Yoenis Cespedes, Oakland Athletics

2013 Statistics: 574 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 7 Steals, .240 AVG

2014 Projection: 563 Plate Appearances, 73 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 82 RBI, 12 Steals, .265 AVG

27. Michael Cuddyer, Colorado Rockies

2013 Statistics: 540 Plate Appearances, 74 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 84 RBI, 10 Steals, .331 AVG

2014 Projection: 548 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 77 RBI, 11 Steals, .283 AVG

26. Mark Trumbo, Arizona Diamondbacks

2013 Statistics: 678 Plate Appearances, 85 Runs, 34 Home Runs, 100 RBI, 5 Steals, .234 AVG

2014 Projection: 612 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 31 Home Runs, 94 RBI, 6 Steals, .249 AVG

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25. Matt Kemp, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 290 Plate Appearances, 35 Runs, 6 Home Runs, 33 RBI, 9 Steals, .270 AVG

2014 Projection: 476 Plate Appearances, 75 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 76 RBI, 19 Steals, .284 AVG

24. Alfonso Soriano, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 626 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 34 Home Runs, 101 RBI, 18 Steals, .255 AVG

2014 Projection: 583 Plate Appearances, 67 Runs, 31 Home Runs, 90 RBI, 9 Steals, .261 AVG

23. Shane Victorino, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 532 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 61 RBI, 21 Steals, .294 AVG

2014 Projection: 595 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 16 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 26 Steals, .281 AVG

22. Alex Rios, Chicago White Sox

2013 Statistics: 662 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 42 Steals, .278 AVG

2014 Projection: 624 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 25 Steals, .278 AVG

21. Shin-Soo Choo, Texas Rangers

2013 Statistics: 712 Plate Appearances, 107 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 54 RBI, 20 Steals, .285 AVG

2014 Projection: 681 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 17 Home Runs, 59 RBI, 21 Steals, .280 AVG

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20. Alex Gordon, Kansas City Royals

2013 Statistics: 700 Plate Appearances, 90 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 81 RBI, 11 Steals, .265 AVG

2014 Projection: 704 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 13 Steals, .271 AVG

19. Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays

2013 Statistics: 373 Plate Appearances, 50 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 5 Steals, .293 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 85 RBI, 8 Steals, .282 AVG

18. Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Statistics: 566 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 12 Home Runs, 35 RBI, 41 Steals, .280 AVG

2014 Projection: 592 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 18 Home Runs, 41 RBI, 42 Steals, .278 AVG

17. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles Dodgers

2013 Statistics: 432 Plate Appearances, 66 Runs, 19 Home Runs, 42 RBI, 11 Steals, .319 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 92 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 15 Steals, .287 AVG

16. Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals

2013 Statistics: 497 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 20 Home Runs, 58 RBI, 11 Steals, .274 AVG

2014 Projection: 589 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 63 RBI, 16 Steals, .280 AVG

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15. Justin Upton, Atlanta Braves

2013 Statistics: 643 Plate Appearances, 94 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 8 Steals, .263 AVG

2014 Projection: 648 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 71 RBI, 16 Steals, .268 AVG

14. Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Statistics: 22 Plate Appearances, 9 Runs, 0 Home Runs, 1 RBI, 13 Steals, .368 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 81 Runs, 2 Home Runs, 37 RBI, 88 Steals, .238 AVG

13. Carlos Beltran, New York Yankees

2013 Statistics: 600 Plate Appearances, 79 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 84 RBI, 2 Steals, .296 AVG

2014 Projection: 606 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 88 RBI, 6 Steals, .286 AVG

12. Jose Bautista, Toronto Blue Jays

2013 Statistics: 528 Plate Appearances, 82 Runs, 28 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 7 Steals, .259 AVG

2014 Projection: 527 Plate Appearances, 84 Runs, 33 Home Runs, 80 RBI, 7 Steals, .275 AVG

11. Matt Holliday, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Statistics: 602 Plate Appearances, 103 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 94 RBI, 6 Steals, .300 AVG

2014 Projection: 602 Plate Appearances, 94 Runs, 23 Home Runs, 90 RBI, 4 Steals, .298 AVG

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10. Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds

2013 Statistics: 697 Plate Appearances, 89 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 109 RBI, 7 Steals, .262 AVG

2014 Projection: 665 Plate Appearances, 87 Runs, 35 Home Runs, 102 RBI, 8 Steals, .261 AVG

9. Allen Craig, St. Louis Cardinals

2013 Statistics: 563 Plate Appearances, 71 Runs, 13 Home Runs, 97 RBI, 2 Steals, .315 AVG

2014 Projection: 600 Plate Appearances, 83 Runs, 22 Home Runs, 106 RBI, 4 Steals, .305 AVG

8. Hunter Pence, San Francisco Giants

2013 Statistics: 687 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 99 RBI, 22 Steals, .283 AVG

2014 Projection: 681 Plate Appearances, 87 Runs, 25 Home Runs, 100 RBI, 15 Steals, .285 AVG

7. Adam Jones, Baltimore Orioles

2013 Statistics: 689 Plate Appearances, 100 Runs, 33 Home Runs, 108 RBI, 14 Steals, .285 AVG

2014 Projection: 668 Plate Appearances, 90 Runs, 30 Home Runs, 91 RBI, 14 Steals, .287 AVG

6. Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston Red Sox

2013 Statistics: 636 Plate Appearances, 92 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 53 RBI, 52 Steals, .298 AVG

2014 Projection: 634 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 15 Home Runs, 69 RBI, 44 Steals, .297 AVG

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5. Carlos Gonzalez, Colorado Rockies

2013 Statistics: 436 Plate Appearances, 72 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 70 RBI, 21 Steals, .302 AVG

2014 Projection: 549 Plate Appearances, 91 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 91 RBI, 21 Steals, .301 AVG

4. Carlos Gomez, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Statistics: 590 Plate Appearances, 80 Runs, 24 Home Runs, 73 RBI, 40 Steals, .284 AVG

2014 Projection: 650 Plate Appearances, 95 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 74 RBI, 47 Steals, .264 AVG

3. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates

2013 Statistics: 674 Plate Appearances, 97 Runs, 21 Home Runs, 84 RBI, 10 Steals, .317 AVG

2014 Projection: 675 Plate Appearances, 97 Runs, 26 Home Runs, 89 RBI, 23 Steals, .303 AVG

2. Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers

2013 Statistics: 253 Plate Appearances, 30 Runs, 9 Home Runs, 38 RBI, 4 Steals, .298 AVG

2014 Projection: 664 Plate Appearances, 105 Runs, 28 Home Runs, 95 RBI, 23 Steals, .309 AVG

1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels

2013 Statistics: 716 Plate Appearances, 109 Runs, 27 Home Runs, 97 RBI, 33 Steals, .323 AVG

2014 Projection: 715 Plate Appearances, 120 Runs, 29 Home Runs, 85 RBI, 41 Steals, .318 AVG

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