The number one thing associated with outfielders in fantasy baseball in recent seasons has been power. Most regular fantasy outfielders hit at least 20 homers per season and sit in the heart of the order. However, not all outfielders contribute with long balls. One guy that has continued to make a difference in the outfield without hitting bombs has been Ben Revere of the Philadelphia Phillies.
Now Revere is obviously not a power hitter, as he hit his first home run of his five-year-career this May and hasn’t hit on since, but he has matured into one of the most dynamic roto-league talents. Revere’s fantasy value comes from the little things. He is a true leadoff hitter that hits for average, steals bases, and knows how to score runs.
The veteran has an outstanding .314 batting average, which is second in the National League. He has 35 steals on the year and has only been caught five times. He has also scored 54 runs on the year and the speedster will be a threat to score anytime he gets on base. There may be an absence of singers, but everything else is there.
Revere continues to have a breakout season and the veteran has become the ultimate roto-league outfielder. He is rarely held out of the box score and will show up game after game.