UPDATED MARCH 13, 2013: We finish off the 2013 position player rankings with the always plentiful outfield here today. With fewer platoon situations than in years past, the depth you can find here is outstanding. Obviously, if you’re looking at leagues of 15 teams or more with five or six starting outfielders, it tends to get a little funky, but if you’re in a standard 12-teamer, you should have no problem filling out your roster. You’ve got great power, tremendous speed, and, of course, several players who bring both to the table. Things could change up a little between now and the end of Spring Training, so you may want to pay attention to any potential position battles, but for the most part, things appear pretty solid. To help you through the rankings, we did a top 100 for you at the position with write-ups for the top 40. That should be more than enough to help you get ready for your draft.
Check out the rest of our 2013 Fantasy Baseball Rankings.
1. Ryan Braun, MIL
2012: .319 AVG, 41 HR, 112 RBI, 108 runs, 30 SB
Not only did Braun beat a potential PEDs suspension, but then he spent the entire season beating the heck out of the baseball, en route to a career-best 41 home run season. He does it all actually, contributing at the highest level of every single fantasy category for hitters. Did his strikeout rate goe up a few ticks this past season? Yes. Did that detract from his overall value in any way? No. The guy is a fantasy owner's dream come true. You could easily take him number one overall and no one would have anything to say against it. FANTASY UPDATE: Seems like all that PED suspension talk has fizzled out...again. I'm guessing he's a pretty safe number one pick....again.
2. Mike Trout, LAA
2012: .326 AVG, 30 HR, 83 RBI, 129 runs, 49 SB
We could say "let the man-crushes begin," but if you were a Trout owner last season, your crush has long since begun. He did absolutely everything right this year, hitting for power and average while showing amazing speed on the bases. He won the AL Rookie of the Year award and could very well have spoiled Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown as he was in competition for the batting title as well. He should have garnered more votes for AL MVP for the way he helped ignite a struggling Angels team back in May, but there will be plenty more opportunities for that. You might see a slight regression this year as there's always goign to be some sort of letdown from such a magical season, but he'll still be worthy of the number three overall pick behind Braun and Cabrera. Look for him to build on some things such as reducing his strikeout rate, but overall, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. FANTASY UPDATE: Plenty of talk surrounding the offseason weight gain and regression has scared some people off. Good. More for us smart ones. Of course he's goign to have som eregression. Last year was, for lack of a better word, magical. But would you still be happy with .300-25-40? I know I would be.
3. Matt Kemp, LAD
2012: .303 AVG, 23 HR, 69 RBI, 74 runs, 9 SB
While many people were expecting some sort of regression from Kemp's ridiculous 2011 season, no one really expected the totals to drop down this much. But alas, injuries took their toll on him as he dealt with a hamstring injury, a knee problem, a jaw issue and ultimately a bum shoulder which required offseason surgery. Supposedly he is ahead of schedule right now and should be ready in time for Opening Day. He might start off a little slowly, depending on how much work he can get in during the spring, but ultimately he should be good to go for the 2013 season.
4. Andrew McCutchen, PIT
2012: .327 AVG, 31 HR, 96 RBI, 107 runs, 20 SB
For the third straight season, McCutchen continued to build on his previous year's totals and is still just entering his age-26 season. Overall, his numbers were fantastic, but even more impressive was his .392 average against lefties. His totals may have a few caveats for you to keep in mind though, such as a reduction in walks and a spike in strikeouts, as well as an average that was clearly inflated by a monstrous .375 BABIP, but he is still trending upwards and could legitimately top last year's totals in the five standard roto categories as he continues to mature. Even if he maintains his totals and the batting average normalizes, he's still worthy of a top five spot amongst the outfielders.
5. Carlos Gonzalez, COL
2012: .303 AVG, 22 HR, 85 RBI, 88 runs, 20 SB
Save for a few ticks down in the power department, CarGo put up nearly identical numbers to his 2011 season, en route to his third straight year of 20-20 or better. He'll continue to be criticized for the difference in his home and road splits, but the bottom line for fantasy owners is that he's still with the Rockies and there hasn't been any talk of things going any differently. So long as he continues to play for the Rockies, there should be too much concern of a drop-off, at least until he becomes too old and decrepit. But since he's just 27-years old right now, he's still a pretty safe bet for a fourth straight 20-20 year.
6. Justin Upton, ATL
2012: .280 AVG, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 107 runs, 18 SB
A thumb injury really stymied Upton's performance this past season, but there is still plenty of optimism moving forward as he did things to at least improve his plate discipline if he wasn't going to be able to improve his power numbers. A season of full health and he should be back on track with things he did in previous years, most notably, achieve that 30-20 level he had just two years ago. Given the trade rumors that have been swirling around the last two offseasons, it would appear as if Upton's time in Arizona is all but up. He blocked a deal to Seattle, much to the delight of his fantasy owners, but could still end up somewhere else sooner than later. Feel comfortable in using him this season, but just keep track of where he could end up. THIS JUST IN: As these rankings were being posted, Upton was dealt to the Braves in a seven-player deal. While the home ballpark is a little more pitcher-friendly, the surrounding lineup is going to help immensely.
7. Jose Bautista, TOR
2012: .241 AVG, 27 HR, 65 RBI, 64 runs, 5 SB
Bautista was well on his way to another fine power-producing season until inflammation in his left wrist sidelined him for an extended period of time. He tried to make it back, but after a short return from the disabled list, it was deemed that h would need surgery to correct the problem. He underwent the procedure in early September and the latest reports have him feeling great. Injuries like this can be tough to come back from, particularly for power hitters, so he may start the season tentative and slow. Once he gets fully comfortable though, he should go back to be one of the top sluggers in the game.
8. Adam Jones, BAL
2012: .287 AVG, 32 HR, 82 RBI, 103 runs, 16 SB
While it may not have been evident to everyone, Jones was totally due for the breakout that occurred last season. Though he will always be criticized for his low walk totals and free-swinging style, he had taken steps towards improvement each year in his first few seasons. He came out of the gate quickly and completely lit up the baseball world with 16 home runs and eight stolen bases by the end of May. His torrid pace cooled off as expected, but Jones also had to deal with some sore wrists, which impeded his production. He cooled in the second half for the most part but was still able to help give him that final push in September as he led the Orioles to their first playoff berth since 1998. Jones is still just 27-years of age right now, so you can probanly expect him to come close to matching last year's numbers. And if he improves his strength and conditioning and keeps those wrists fresh, he might even be able to surpass those totals.
9. Jason Heyward, ATL
2012: .269 AVG, 27 HR, 82 RBI, 93 runs, 21 SB
You heard it here first…this is the year Jason Heyward breaks out. With all the hoopla surrounding Trout and Harper, few people remember that Heyward began his career in 2010 in the same fashion and also at a younger age. He was 20 when he played his first full season, posted strong numbers in a year that he was supposed to start in the minors, and was primed for greatness. But injuries got the better of him the following seasons and his numbers fell off. Last year though, he set new career highs for power and although his walk rate and strikeout rates suffered, he looked like he was really learning how to play the game. This year, he's a little older (though still just 24) and a little wiser and should incorporate all that he's learned into his game. Not to mention the new addition of Justin Upton to the lineup. If you have the chance to own him, do it. You'll be writing your thank you notes in the comments section below all season. You're welcome.
10. Bryce Harper, WAS
2012: .270 AVG, 22 HR, 59 RBI, 98 runs, 18 SB
The teenage phenom had quite the season this year, but it wasn't just about the numbers. Sure, being on the cusp of a 20-20 season is a big deal, especially in a rookie year where you're just 19 years old. But what seemed to impress everyone was the level of maturity he seemed to display in just his first full year. Often labeled cocky and arrogant, Harper was apparently quite humble in the role of starting outfielder and drew high praise from both teammates and opponents alike. He's certainly got the skills to build on this, but might need a few tweaks to his plate discipline, most notably the amount of fishing he does outside the zone.
11. Giancarlo Stanton, MIA
2012: .290 AVG, 37 HR, 86 RBI, 75 runs, 6 SB
There's no questioning the pure, raw power of Stanton and it's very difficult to argue against the belief that he'll clear the 40-homer barrier this season. However, one thing to keep in mind is the fact that it should be real easy to pitch around the young slugger as the Marlins lineup really couldn't be much weaker than it already is. He'll likely see an increase in walks if he can restrain himself for swinging at bad pitches and hopefully that will reduce the number of strikeouts. Last season's .344 BABIP helped contribute to his .290 average but you probably should expect more like .265 or .270 this season. However, attached to that will likely be his first of many 40-homer seasons.
12. Josh Hamilton, LAA
2012: .285 AVG, 43 HR, 128 RBI, 103 runs, 7 SB
Not only did Hamilton stay healthy last year, but he put up some insane numbers as well; totals we haven't seen from him for some time now. But before you start getting too excited, know that he did it while swinging at virtually everything. While the average hitter swings at roughly 46-percent of the pitches he sees, Hamilton swung at just under 59-percent. The average hitter swings at 30.8-percent of the pitches that come in outside of the zone and Hamilton swung a 45.4-percent. That's a lot of swinging and thus, a lot of whiffing as well as he posted a ridiculous 20-percent swinging strike rate. That's fine when you can easily poke a pitch out of the park in Arlington, but at Angel Stadium, where he has hit just .235 over the last three seasons. He'll have the pleasure of hitting alongside Albert Pujols which should help him get some good pitches, but you can already hear the pitchers talking about pitching around the duo and letting them try to beat them with bad swings.
13. Yoenis Cespedes, OAK
2012: .292 AVG, 23 HR, 82 RBI, 70 runs, 16 SB
Cespedes lived up to the hype, for sure, last year and should be building on his rookie campaign this season. He's got incredibly strong 20-20 potential and should easily break that barrier, so long as the little nagging injuries don’t sideline him like they did last season. He's locked into the A's outfield again this year and should hit from a middle-of-the-order spot, giving him ample RBI opportunities. FANTASY UPDATE: A fantastic first full-year to get his feet wet, offseason wrokouts to build stamina and now his family is here state-side so he doesn;t have to worry about them? I'm starting to think 30-20 is turning into the floor, not the ceiling.
14. B.J. Upton, ATL
2012: .246 AVG, 28 HR, 78 RBI, 79 runs, 31 SB
While Upton posted his second consecutive 20-30 season, and just missed a 30-30 year by two home runs, there are still a few concerns that owners should watch out for. Obviously the low batting average an high strikeout total have long been an issue of his and he just doesn't seem to be getting any better with it. He also saw a significant drop in his walk rate which knocked his OBP below .300 for the year. Couple that with a spike in infield fly balls and a 14.9-percent swinging strike rate and you've got a ton of hacking going on. He's got tremendous skills overall and he may have seen a nice spike in power, but unless he fixes some of these plate discipline issues, even just a little, he's going to hit a major wall soon and the regression will be strong.
15. Jay Bruce, CIN
2012: .252 AVG, 34 HR, 99 RBI, 89 runs, 9 SB
Another classic example of big power and big strikeouts here as Bruce put up another 30-plus homer season but sported a strikeout rate near 25-percent and a dismal .250-ish average. It's been his M.O. since day one, so looking through his batted ball data to find a reason why is just an exercise in futility. He still struggles with lefties, his power is still better at home, nothing, save for him filling out and getting a little stronger, has changed. He's definitely a solid guy to own, but you just need to make sure you find a high-average guy or two to help counter.
16. Jacoby Ellsbury, BOS
2012: .271 AVG, 4 HR, 26 RBI, 43 runs, 14 SB
If you're looking at Ellsbury and thinking about him recapturing the magic of his 2011 30-30 season, then you need someone to smack you upside the head with a 2x4. It's not going to happen. He finally learned to turn on an inside fastball and now pitchers aren't throwing that to him anymore. Simple as that. Sure, he may see the occasional one, but it certainly won't be like it was back then. Ellsbury should be drafted for his speed, his runs scored and hopefully a decent batting average. While the Sox lineup is missing a few components it used to have, there is still plenty of power behind him in the lineup that can allow him to return to being just a table-setter, pure and simple. If he can stay healthy, something that has been a problem now in two of his last three seasons, then you've got a great source for runs and steals, but because that's all he is, make sure you don't reach too high. Consistent three-category contribution is nice though.
17. Allen Craig, STL
2012: .307 AVG, 22 HR, 92 RBI, 76 runs, 2 SB
Compare this ranking of Craig with that of other sites and the first thing you'll say to yourself is, "Well that's just too low." But is it really? How are we, with good conscience, elevating this guy in the rankings so much? Because he had one good year? It makes no sense. He's had chronic health issues both down in the minors and while in his brief stints in the majors and he's already turning 29 this season. We're going to pin our hopes on some late-bloomer? He may very well have himself a decent season, but is he really worth a pick in the first four or five rounds of a draft? Probably not. FANTASY UPDATE: As I said in the section on first-basemen, a shoulder injury this spring not only keeps me from ranking him higher, but seems awfully foretelling if you ask me.
18. Alex Gordon, KC
2012: .294 AVG, 14 HR, 72 RBI, 93 runs, 10 SB
After struggling through the first two months of the season and batting just .237, Gordon found his groove and actually hit .333 from June 1st to the end of the year. And while his overall power numbers were down, he did lead the league in doubles while increasing his walk rate and lowering his strikeouts. Gordon remains a very strong hitter and can be counted on again to come close to his 2011 totals as some of those doubles become home runs again. Tough to imagine him stealing more bases though as he'll stay in the three-hole in the order. Look for better power and more RBI while still maintaining an average close to the .300 mark.
19. Matt Holliday, STL
2012: .295 AVG, 27 HR, 102 RBI, 95 runs, 4 SB
Holliday continues to remain one of the most consistent hitters in the game despite the loss of Albert Pujols from the lineup this past year. He posted his third 20-100 season in the last four years and while his strikeouts seem to be creeping up a bit over the last few seasons, he still maintains a double-digit walk rate and strong contact rates. His batted ball data remains very consistent as well, giving you no reason to think he won't produce similar totals in 2013.
20. Shin-Soo Choo, CIN
2012: .283 AVG, 16 HR, 67 RBI, 88 runs, 21 SB
Choo bounced back from an injury-riddled 2011 to put up some fairly strong numbers. Although the power didn’t return to the same level as before the injury, he did come close which helps build promise. The move to Cincinnati should be an even bigger help to the power potential and while he may start slowly having to learn center field over there, he should still post a strong season and possibly return to the 20-20 form we saw in 2009 and 2010.
21. Curtis Granderson, NYY
2012: .232 AVG, 43 HR, 106 RBI, 102 runs, 10 SB
While the Grandy-man notched his second consecutive 40-plius homer season, he took a step back in some of the rest of his game, particularly the stolen bases, strikeouts, walks and average. He relied heavily on that short porch in right at Yankee Stadium and when pitchers started making adjustments to his hitting style, they got the better of him. He hit just .187 over the final two months of the season which helped to drag down all of his numbers, both counting stats and peripherals. It's tough to say that he can't make adjustments of his own, but the overall decline, save for the actual home run total, is slightly disconcerting. FANTASY UPDATE: A broken arm puts him on the shelf until sometime in May. We'll have to see what it does to his power, but he definitely takes a strong initial hit in the rankings here.
22. Alex Rios, CHW
2012: .304 AVG, 25 HR, 91 RBI, 93 runs, 23 SB
Rios continues to frustrate owners with his seemingly every-other-year production and fluctuating batting average, but still finds ways to reward folks enough that they don't give up on him entirely. If you're going by his pattern then 2013 doesn’t look too promising, but he has steadily increased his line drive rates over the last three years while lowering his GB/FB each season as well. While matching his 2012 totals might be tough, he should still come close enough to maintain most of his overall value.
23. Michael Bourn, CLE
2012: .274 AVG, 9 HR, 57 RBI, 96 runs, 42 SB
A bit disconcerting that Scott Boras is making it so difficult for Bourn to sign anywhere just yet, but he's too talented a center fielder and leadoff hitter not to end up in a good situation somewhere. The Braves remain interested although given Fredi Gonzalez' aversion to running the bases, that might not be the best spot for him. Texas still remains an option and that just might be the best place for him to land. Once he does sign, you can expect another return to the top of the stolen base leaderboards. FANTASY UPDATE: So Bourn lands in Cleveland, and in all honesty, it's not my favorite landing spot. He'll run, for sure. That team is built for running. But he'll need some transition time to get used to AL pitching.
24. Austin Jackson, DET
2012: .300 AVG, 16 HR, 66 RBI, 103 runs, 12 SB
Jackson continued his growth as a hitter as he increased his power numbers for the second straight season while also improving both his walk and strikeout numbers. He did sacrifice some speed in order to maintain his progress everywhere else which detracts from his value as a leadoff hitter somewhat, but so long as he is maintaining his numbers everywhere else, he'll continue to have strong value moving forward. Expect him to settle in eventually and start working towards replenishing some of those speed numbers soon though.
25. Mark Trumbo, LAA
2012: .268 AVG, 32 HR, 95 RBI, 66 runs, 4 SB
It was a tale of two seasons for Trumbo last year who looked absolutely amazing in the first half, hitting for strong power but with a reduced strikeout rate and solid .300-plus average. But it all fell apart in the second half as he came out of the gate slow and had difficulty regaining his form. He began to press at the plate and pushed his strikeout rate to over 30-percent over the final two months of the year. There's no denying his overall power and he should be a perennial 30-homer guy. But he'll have to learn to rein himself in when he's struggling and not make things worse with poor plate discipline. If he can find a happy medium for the entire season, he's going to prove to be a very valuable asset.
26. Torii Hunter, DET
2012: .313 AVG, 16 HR, 92 RBI, 81 runs, 9 SB
Hunter put together a decent enough year to get the Tigers to pony up a two-year offer worth $26M for the now 37-year old veteran. But in looking a little deeper into the numbers, you'll see that a lot of his success was luck-driven as a 2.05 GB/FB doesn’t often produce an average over .300. In addition to that, Hunter's walk rate dropped significantly while his strikeout rate increased for the second consecutive season. He'll be hard-pressed to improve upon last year's numbers, but if the Tigers bat him second, ahead of Miguel Cabrera and Price Fielder, things could certainly go much more in his favor.
27. Desmond Jennings, TB
2012: .246 AVG, 13 HR, 47 RBI, 85 runs, 31 SB
Jennings saw mixed results in his first full season with the Rays, but certainly has a solid foundation on which to build moving forward. He started the season strong but suffered a knee injry that knocked him out of action for a month and when he came back, he found it difficult to get into a groove again. He finally came back around in August and continued to to post solid speed numbers with a little bit of pop. He'll need to bring that walk rate up more if he wants to stick as the Rays' leadoff hitter, as well as improve the overall plate discipline, but his efficiency on the bases (31-for-33) should afford him the opportunity to run more on his own which should increase his overall value.
28. Hunter Pence, SF
2012: .253 AVG, 24 HR, 104 RBI, 87 runs, 5 SB
Pence has posted no fewer than 22 home runs in each of his last five seasons and has some of the most consistent numbers in his career. However, last season saw a serious drop in batting average and spike in strikeouts after a mid-season deal sent him to San Francisco where he really struggle dto produce at the plate. His RBI total remained sound, but who's wouldn't with Buster Posey hitting in front of them. This will be Pence's first full season in a serious pitcher's park and given his performance down the stretch last season, he could struggle to repeat his usual numbers. Keep an eye on his home/road splits during the year as he may end up one of those players you bench during long homerstands.
29. Ben Zobrist, TB
2012: .270 AVG, 20 HR, 74 RBI, 88 runs, 14 SB
We've covered Zobrist plenty in both the second base and shortstop rankings but you should also get a chance to see where he would rank if he were strictly an outfielder. Obviously not as high here as in the middle infield which, unless you need to be hit in the head with a brick, should let you know at which position he should be drafted.
30. Nelson Cruz, TEX
2012: .260 AVG, 24 HR, 90 RBI, 86 runs, 8 SB
For the first time in his career, Cruz actually made it through a full season without a leg injury. And while that's definitely encouraging, it also means that his overall numbers were a bit of a letdown as they were in-line with previous seasons in which he played at least 20 fewer games. The biggest problem with Cruz is that his numbers are consistently ballpark-induced thanks to the dimensions at Arlington. In fact, he hit only eight of his 24 home runs on the road and his overall splits look terrible. So long as he remains with Texas, he should be a consistent 20-home run threat, but don't expect him to do any more running and pray that he never gets traded.
31. Chris Davis, BAL
2012: .270 AVG, 33 HR, 85 RBI, 75 runs, 2 SB
Davis enjoyed his first full season with the Orioles and manage to finally live up to that power potential we say back when he was first coming up through the Texas organization. But along with his first 30-home run season, we also saw a 30.1-percent strikeout rate. That's pretty much the way it'll go with Davis who should be locked in as the Orioles DH, so if your league penalizes for strikeouts, you're going to want to look elsewhere for your power.
32. Melky Cabrera, TOR
2012: .346 AVG, 11 HR, 60 RBI, 84 runs, 13 SB
Those who say cheaters never win obviously don’t know the Melky Cabrera story. He posted career numbers in Kansas City, moved onto San Francisco and started to do the same, got suspended for PEDs use, tried to build a fake web site to get out of the suspension, got caught, and sat out the rest of the 2012 season. His punishment? Besides the 50-game suspension? How about a two-year, $16M contract from the Blue Jays? He'll get to play in a hitter's park, but it's a near-impossibility to know just how he'll perform as you have to assume that his uptick in production that began in Kansas City was all enhanced. Anyone who says it wasn't at this stage of the game, is completely delusional. Figure he'll probably go back to that level he was at when the Yankees realized that he was nothing more than a Quadruple-A player.
33. Carlos Beltran, STL
2012: .269 AVG, 32 HR, 97 RBI, 83 runs, 13 SB
Beltran enjoyed quite the renaissance season in St Louis last year as he posted his best numbers since the 2007 season. However, his splits during the year tell the full story as he hit .296 with 20 homers in the first half and just .236 with 12 homers in the second. Given his age and the condition of his knees, a full season of booming production seems unlikely. He'll still be a worthwhile play as he is still capable of staying in the 20-25 homer range, but just be careful about leaning too heavily on the soon-to-be 36 year old.
34. Angel Pagan, SF
2012: .288 AVG, 8 HR, 56 RBI, 95 runs, 29 SB
Pagan managed to provide solid production for the Giants, posting numbers very similar to what he had done in his final year with the Mets. He draws the occasional walk, keeps the strikeouts to a minimum, and has close to 30-steal potential. He did see a spike in ground balls hit last year, so there was a certain amount of luck stemming from that .329 BABIP and if that trend continues, you could see a drop in production.
35. Josh Willingham, MIN
2012: .260 AVG, 35 HR, 110 RBI, 85 runs, 3 SB
The Hammer absolutely loved his first year in Minnesota as he posted career-bests in home runs, runs scored and RBI while posting a double-digit walk rate and lowering his strikeouts from the year before. The .264 ISO also marked a career-best and while most of his batted ball data seems on par with previous numbers in his career, the 21.2-percent HR/FB mark seems unsustainable. You might have more people not believing in his surge which could bring him as a discounted price, and if so, your worst case scenario is probably still 25-ish home runs which isn't too bad.
36. Norichika Aoki, MIL
2012: .288 AVG, 10 HR, 50 RBI, 81 runs, 30 SB
After opening the season as a part-time player, Aoki was finally given the chance to start regularly once Corey Hart moved to first base. He certainly did not disappoint, posting strong totals and a sound .355 OBP. He took over the leadoff spot for the Brewers and never relinquished it which bodes well for his value in 2013. He'll stay in right field and spend a full season hitting in front of Ryan Braun and Aramis Ramirez.
37. Nick Swisher, CLE
2012: .272 AVG, 24 HR, 93 RBI, 75 runs, 2 SB
Swisher posted his eighth straight season with 20 or more home runs and his fourth straight with 80 or more RBI. Though his strikeout rate spiked a little, he still remains a high-OBP player and should fare well in the middle of the Cleveland lineup. Some are concerned with the change in ballpark, but Progressive Field, while it may not have the short porch in right as Yankee Stadium does, still plays pretty hitter-friendly for a switch-hitter like Swisher.
38. Jayson Werth, WAS
2012: .300 AVG, 5 HR, 31 RBI, 42 runs, 8 SB
After two straight seasons of a drop in production along with a drop in walks and a spike in strikeouts, Werth ended up losing half a season last year due to a fractured wrist. And while you can’t really cite injury as a failure to live up to a certain benchmark, Werth has failed to earn that insane $125M deal he signed with Washington a couple of years ago. He'll probably never reach those numbers that earned him the contract, but he can still provide some reasonable 15-15 production in leagues that require starting five or six outfielders.
39. Cameron Maybin, SD
2012: .243 AVG, 8 HR, 45 RBI, 67 runs, 26 SB
While Maybin failed to build off of his solid 2011 season and saw a decrease in almost every offensive category, there is still hope on the horizon for this supposed five-tool performer. After a brutal first half, Maybin made some adjustments and actually changed up his batting stance. The switch proved positive as his contact rate spiked and he ended up hitting .283 with a .333 OBP in the second half. If he can continue this in 2013, then we just might see him live up to all that hype from when he was the key component that Detroit traded to obtain Miguel Cabrera. Watch closely this season as there could be a breakout coming.
40. Alejandro De Aza, CHW
2012: .281 AVG, 9 HR, 50 RBI, 81 runs, 26 SB
De Aza impressed at the end of 2011 and walked into camp in 2012 as the team's starting center fielder and leadoff hitter, a role he filled admirably. He's patient at the plate and posts a sound OBP which will only help tighten his grip on the job. He should continue to hit for a solid average and has good 20-25 SB potential.
41. Shane Victorino, BOS
42. Coco Crisp, OAK
43. Carl Crawford, LAD
44. Carlos Gomez, MIL
45. Ben Revere, PHI
46. Nick Markakis, BAL
47. Starling Marte, PIT
48. Alfonso Soriano, CHC
49. Andre Ethier, LAD
50. Martin Prado, ARI
51. Ryan Ludwick, CIN
52. Josh Reddick, OAK
53. Corey Hart, MIL
54. Justin Ruggiano, MIA
55. Michael Morse, SEA
56. Dayan Viciedo, CHW
57. Michael Saunders, SEA
58. Lorenzo Cain, KC
59. Brett Gardner, NYY
60. Michael Brantley, CLE
61. Michael Cuddyer, COL
62. Brandon Moss, OAK
63. Ichiro Suzuki, NYY
64. Carlos Quentin, SD
65. Drew Stubbs, CLE
66. Juan Pierre, MIA
67. Dexter Fowler, COL
68. David Murphy, TEX
69. Jason Kubel, ARI
70. Garrett Jones, PIT
71. Emilio Bonifacio, TOR
72. Justin Maxwell, HOU
73. Lucas Duda, NYM
74. Chris Young, OAK
75. Delmon Young, PHI
76. Jeff Francoeur, KC
77. Cody Ross, ARI
78. Will Venable, SD
79. Tyler Colvin, COL
80. Jon Jay, STL
81. Matt Joyce, TB
82. Denard Span. WAS
83. Ryan Doumit, MIN
84. Peter Bourjos, LAA
85. Wil Myers, TB
86. Andy Dirks, DET
87. Colby Rasmus, TOR
88. Oscar Taveras, STL
89. Logan Morrison, MIA
90. Domonic Brown, PHI
91. Fernando Martinez, HOU
92. Jordany Valdespin, NYM
93. Chris Denorfia, SD
94. Travis Snider, PIT
95. Seth Smith OAK
96. Gerardo Parra, ARI
97. Jonny Gomes, BOS
98. John Mayberry, PHI
99. Rajai Davis, TOR
100. Carlos Lee, FA
Check out the rest of our 2013 Fantasy Baseball Rankings.
Howard Bender has been covering fantasy sports for over a decade on a variety of web sites. For questions, thoughts or comments you can find him on Twitter at @rotobuzzguy or you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org