We (me) have gone over the catchers, 2nd basemen, shortstops and 3rd basemen to target, cause I have to do everything around here! Look at me, throwing shade like a beach umbrella! That makes sense…if you don’t think about it! That’s what I want my bumper sticker to say, and then when I step out of my car, I want my clever t-shirt to say it too, “That makes sense….if you don’t think about it.” How can I arrange my life so this happens? I need a personal assistant. “So, it says you worked as Kanye’s assistant and you bought mirrors for nine months straight….” That’s me checking the CV of my favorite imaginary assistant. Okay, so this post is all the outfielders that are being drafted after 200 overall that elicit uber-sexy feelings. Last year, I featured Mitch Haniger, Stephen Piscotty, David Dahl, and Michael Taylor, who I’ve featured every year since 1922, but not this year! Now, this is a (legal-in-all-countries-except-Canada) supplement to the top 100 outfielders for 2019 fantasy baseball. Click on the player’s name where applicable to read more and see their 2019 projections. Anyway, here’s some outfielders to target for 2019 fantasy baseball:
Austin Meadows (216 ESPN) When Meadows lands in Tampa to try on new jersey, he’ll put a macaroni in his hat and call himself Brendan Byrne, and that is a jumble of puns for 2% of the population. Meadows was a top 10 prospect, is still only 23 (!) and has easy 20/20 ability. Put on your leotards covered in question marks, and riddle me this, Riddler: Tommy Pham or Austin Meadows in 2019? You answered wrong if you said Pham. To read more: Austin Meadows sleeper.
Jackie Bradley Jr. (222 NFBC, 202 ESPN, 202 Yahoo) As I mentioned on the outfielders’ podcast, I was very close to writing a JBJ sleeper post, but I didn’t because it’s boring as all get-out to read about JBJ. Sorta like his claim to fame of three walks in his first career game. Now if he had one gam and three walks… Any hoo! He is not a boring name at all if you look at his Statcast data. You could even say he’s a Statcast darling! Statcast darlings are the Queen Bees of all the Sadie Hawkins dances, they wear Marchesa to their friends’ cotillions to show them true style and grace, and they stand in front of all puddles, waiting for a gentleman to lay his cape over the aqueous obstacle. They also hit the ball hard. The problem is he’s much more ground ball or line drive than fly ball, but, if he elevates a few ding-dongs, he could have a surprising season.
Domingo Santana (229 NFBC, 260 ESPN, 236 Yahoo) Interesting (to me), that Domingo Santana found himself in a place where he will start again, but no one is back in on him. Last time he had an everyday job, he was a top 20 outfielder. Not sure why the shine is gone. I’m not just saying this because ESPN and Yahoo’s rankings of him are goofy. Even more informed players at NFBC are waiting on him until the 200’s. Have none of you people heard of Sunday Funday? What, you don’t like great fantasy outfielders and mimosas?
Randal Grichuk (235 NFBC, 240 ESPN, 243 Yahoo) I want the Jays to tear down the entire patriarchy of their team. No more BJs! That’s, uh, short for Blue Jays, but is also what Cougs shouted on our wedding night. Quick clumsy comparison: Grichuk is a cheap Khris Davis. I will call him Grichukhris, and minds will be blown, unlike me after our wedding–Okay, moving on.
Ramon Laureano (247 ESPN, 216 Yahoo) No foolsies here, he feels like an easy top 20 outfielder. All he needs for it to happen is to become the A’s’ (not weird punctuation at all) leadoff hitter. I went over the chances of that in my sleeper post, and not much has changed. Chances are still high, which is also what they say about missing people and bud at Murder Mountain. Laureano feels like a classic case of us getting to June and people being like, “Why didn’t I draft Laureano like Grey told me to? Did I not think someone so handsome could also be so smart?” To read more: Ramon Laureano sleeper.
Cedric Mullins (304 NFBC, 273 ESPN, 278 Yahoo) Similar boat for me that Domingo’s paddling around in. ESPN and Yahoo? Sure, you can’t expect much from them, they actually thought it a good idea to make Matthew Berry their top fantasy analyst, but after 300 overall in NFBC? That’s crazy to me. To read more: Cedric Mullins sleeper.
Daniel Palka (346 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Admittedly, I am insanely high on Palka, and no one else is. Palka’s family recently rang me up and was like, “Yo, you believe in Daniel more than anyone else in his life. Can you be his agent and his mother?” To read more: Daniel Palka sleeper.
Greg Allen (383 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Indians are a legit mess from the top to bottom of their lineup, but all the better for scrubs and schmohawks to get some playing time. Enter stage left: Greg Allen and…he’s pulling a futon. Sure, his name sounds like a furniture store, but he’s taking this too far. Want a random prediction? Allen outperforms Billy Hamilton for fantasy. He just needs Hanley, CarGo, Leonys and Naquin to fail to produce. Have I mentioned what a mess the Indians are?
Christin Stewart (481 NFBC, unranked ESPN, unranked Yahoo) Unless you’re Robert Pattinson or on Team Edward, there’s no reason to not draft Christin Stewart if you need power. If you are Team Edward or Robert Pattinson, she broke your heart and that’s a tough pill to swallow, but you’re better off knowing now. You are now woke. One might even say you’re an awarewolf.
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— (((Rudy Gamble))) (@rudygamble) March 19, 2019