FANTASY BASEBALL: Top 50 outfielders for the 2020 season … whenever that may be

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In just his age-20 season last year, Nationals dynamo Juan Soto rolled for 34 homers, 110 RBI, 110 runs, 12 steals and a .401 on-base percentage.

The start of the baseball season might be an open-ended question, thanks to the dreaded Coronavirus.

However, that won’t stop us from churning out or updating certain positional fantasy rankings.

Today’s listing revises the top 50 outfielders for 2020 — factoring in the crucial categories of home runs, RBI, runs, steals, batting average and on-base percentage.

POSITIONAL FANTASY RANKINGS
TOP 40 STARTING PITCHERS
TOP 25 FIRST BASEMEN
TOP 30 SHORTSTOPS
TOP 25 SECOND BASEMEN
TOP 30 THIRD BASEMEN
TOP 20 CATCHERS

TOP 50 OUTFIELDERS FOR 2020

PLAYER #1

MIKE TROUT, ANGELS
2019:
45 HR, 104 RBI, 110 runs, 11 steals, .291 BA, .438 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 39 HR, 85 RBI, 101 runs, 19 steals, .303 BA, .447 OBP

PLAYER #2

RONALD ACUNA JR., BRAVES
2019:
41 HR, 101 RBI, 127 runs, 37 steals, .280 BA, .365 OBP
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 34 HR, 82 RBI, 102 runs, 26 steals, .285 BA, .365 OBP

PLAYER #3

CHRISTIAN YELICH, BREWERS
2019:
44 HR, 97 RBI, 100 runs, 30 steals, .329 BA, .429 OBP
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 40 HR, 104 RBI, 109 runs, 26 steals, .327 BA, .415 OBP

PLAYER #4

MOOKIE BETTS, DODGERS
2019:
29 HR, 80 RBI, 135 runs, 16 steals, .295 BA, .391 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 28 HR, 87 RBI, 122 runs, 24 steals, .299 BA, .389 OBP

PLAYER #5

CODY BELLINGER, DODGERS
2019: 
47 HR, 115 RBI, 121 runs, 15 steals, .305 BA, .406 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 37 HR, 96 RBI, 97 runs, 13 steals, .278 BA, .368 OBP
BONUS: Bellinger has dual-position versatility (1B/OF)

PLAYER #6

JUAN SOTO, NATIONALS
2019:
34 HR, 110 RBI, 110 runs, 12 steals, .282 BA, .401 OBP

PLAYER #7

J.D. MARTINEZ, RED SOX
2019:
36 HR, 105 RBI, 98 runs, 2 steals, .304 BA, .383 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 41 HR, 113 RBI, 98 runs, 4 steals, .313 BA, .388 OBP

PLAYER #8

KETEL MARTE, DIAMONDBACKS
2019: 
32 HR, 92 RBI, 97 runs, 10 steals, .329 BA, .389 OBP
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 23 HR, 76 RBI, 82 runs, 8 steals, .296 BA, .361 OBP
BONUS: Marte has three-position versatility (2B/SS/OF)

PLAYER #9

KRIS BRYANT, CUBS
2019:
31 HR, 77 RBI, 111 runs, 4 steals, .282 BA, .382 OBP
BONUS: Bryant has dual-position eligibility (3B/OF)

PLAYER #10

BRYCE HARPER, PHILLIES
2019: 
35 HR, 114 RBI, 98 runs, 15 steals, .260 BA, .372 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 33 HR, 100 RBI, 99 runs, 11 steals, .272 BA, .391 OBP

PLAYER #11

WHIT MERRIFIELD, ROYALS
2019: 
16 HR, 74 RBI, 105 runs, 20 steals, .302 BA, .348 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 16 HR, 71 RBI, 91 runs, 33 steals, .298 BA, .348 OBP
BONUS: Merrifield has dual-position versatility (2B/OF)

PLAYER #12

GEORGE SPRINGER, ASTROS
2019:
39 HR, 96 RBI, 96 runs, 6 steals, .292 BA, .383 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 32 HR, 84 RBI, 103 runs, 6 steals, .279 BA, .365 OBP

PLAYER #13

STARLING MARTE, DIAMONDBACKS
2019:
23 HR, 82 RBI, 97 runs, 25 steals, .295 BA, .342 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 17 HR, 62 RBI, 75 runs, 26 steals, .284 BA, .334 OBP

PLAYER #14

ELOY JIMENEZ, WHITE SOX
2019:
31 HR, 79 RBI, 69 runs, .267 BA, .315 OBP (only 122 games)

PLAYER #15

CHARLIE BLACKMON, ROCKIES
2019:
32 HR, 86 RBI, 112 runs, 2 steals, .314 BA, .364 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 33 HR, 87 RBI, 123 runs, 9 steals, .312 BA, .374 OBP

PLAYER #16

AUSTIN MEADOWS, RAYS
2019:
33 HR, 89 RBI, 83 runs, 12 steals, .291 BA, .364 OBP

PLAYER #17

GIANCARLO STANTON, YANKEES
2019:
3 HR, 13 RBI, 8 runs, .288 BA, .403 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE (2016-18): 41 HR, 102 RBI, 94 runs, 2 steals, .265 BA, .351 OBP

PLAYER #18

VICTOR ROBLES, NATIONALS
2019: 
17 HR, 65 RBI, 86 runs, 28 steals, .255 BA, .326 OBP

PLAYER #19

JORGE SOLER, ROYALS
2019: 
48 HR, 117 RBI, 95 runs, 3 steals, .265 BA, .314 OBP

PLAYER #20

TOMMY PHAM, PADRES
2019:
21 HR, 68 RBI, 77 runs, 25 steals, .273 BA, .369 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 22 HR, 68 RBI, 91 runs, 22 steals, .284 BA, .381 OBP

PLAYER #21

TREY MANCINI, ORIOLES
2019: 
35 HR, 97 RBI, 106 runs, .291 BA, .364 OBP, .899 OPS
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 28 HR, 78 RBI, 80 runs, .275 BA, .334 OBP, .814 OPS
BONUS: Mancini has dual-position versatility (1B/OF)

PLAYER #22

YORDAN ALVAREZ, ASTROS
2019:
27 HR, 78 RBI, 58 runs, .313 BA, .412 OBP

PLAYER #23

MICHAEL CONFORTO, METS
2019: 
33 HR, 92 RBI, 90 runs, 7 steals, .257 BA, .363 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 29 HR, 81 RBI, 80 runs, 4 steals, .257 BA, .363 OBP

PLAYER #24

JEFF MCNEIL, METS
2019: 
23 HR, 75 RBI, 83 runs, 5 steals, .318 BA, .384 OBP
BONUS: McNeil has three-position versatility (2B/3B/OF)

PLAYER #25

JOEY GALLO, RANGERS
2019:
22 HR, 49 RBI, 54 runs, 4 steals, .253 BA, .389 OBP
2-YEAR AVERAGE (2017-18): 40 HR, 86 RBI, 84 runs, 5 steals, .208 BA, .322 OBP

PLAYER #26

DANNY SANTANA, RANGERS
2019: 
28 HR, 81 RBI, 81 runs, 21 steals, .283 BA, .324 OBP
BONUS: Santana has a quintet of positional versatility (1B/2B/3B/SS/OF)

PLAYER #27

MICHAEL BRANTLEY, ASTROS
2019:
22 HR, 90 RBI, 88 runs, 3 steals, .311 BA, .372 OBP
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 20 HR, 83 RBI, 88 runs, 8 steals, .310 BA, .368 OBP

PLAYER #28

EDDIE ROSARIO, TWINS
2019:
32 HR, 109 RBI, 91 runs, 3 steals, .276 BA, .300 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 28 HR, 88 RBI, 86 runs, 7 steals, .284 BA, .317 OBP

PLAYER #29

LUIS ROBERT, WHITE SOX
MINORS IN 2019:
 32 HR, 92 RBI, 108 runs, 36 steals, .328 BA, .376 OBP

PLAYER #30

HUNTER DOZIER, ROYALS
2019: 26 HR, 84 RBI, 75 runs, .279 BA, .348 OBP, .870 OPS
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 18 HR, 59 RBI, 56 runs, .259 BA, .320 OBP, .790 OPS
BONUS: Dozier has three-position versatility (1B/3B/OF)

PLAYER #31

JOC PEDERSON, DODGERS
2019: 36 HR, 74 RBI, 83 runs, .249 BA, .339 OBP, .876 OPS
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 30 HR, 65 RBI, 74 runs, .249 BA, .331 OBP, .861 OPS
BONUS: Pederson has dual-position versatility (1B/OF)

PLAYER #32

LOURDES GURRIEL, JR., BLUE JAYS
2019: 
20 HR, 50 RBI, 52 runs, 6 steals, .277 BA, .327 OBP (84 games)
BONUS: Gurriel has dual-position versatility (2B/OF)

PLAYER #33

RAMON LAUREANO, ATHLETICS
2019:
24 HR, 67 RBI, 79 runs, 13 steals, .288 BA, .340 OBP

PLAYER #34

NICHOLAS CASTELLANOS, REDS
2019:
27 HR, 73 RBI, 100 runs, 2 steals, .289 BA, .337 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 25 HR, 88 RBI, 87 runs, 3 steals, .287 BA, .337 OBP

PLAYER #35

TOMMY EDMAN, CARDINALS
2019: 
11 HR, 36 RBI, 59 runs, 5 steals, .304 BA, .350 OBP (92 games)
BONUS: Edman has three-position versatility (2B/3B/OF)

PLAYER #36

MARCELL OZUNA, BRAVES
2019:
29 HR, 89 RBI, 80 runs, 12 steals, .241 BA, .328 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 30 HR, 100 RBI, 81 runs, 5 steals, .281 BA, .345 OBP

PLAYER #37

ANDREW BENINTENDI, RED SOX
2019:
13 HR, 68 RBI, 72 runs, 10 steals, .266 BA, .343 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 16 HR, 82 RBI, 86 runs, 17 steals, .276 BA, .354 OBP

PLAYER #38

BRYAN REYNOLDS, PIRATES
2019:
16 HR, 68 RBI, 83 runs, 3 steals, .314 BA, .377 OBP

PLAYER #39

MAX KEPLER, TWINS
2019:
36 HR, 90 RBI, 98 runs, 1 steal, .252 BA, .336 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 25 HR, 72 RBI, 82 runs, 4 steals, .239 BA, .322 OBP

PLAYER #40

MITCH HANIGER, MARINERS
2019:
15 HR, 32 RBI, 46 runs, 4 steals, .220 BA, .314 OBP (63 games)
2-YEAR AVERAGE: 20 HR, 62 RBI, 68 runs, 6 steals, .266 BA, .351 OBP

PLAYER #41

KYLE SCHWARBER, CUBS
2019:
38 HR, 92 RBI, 82 runs, 2 steals, .250 BA, .339 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE: 31 HR, 71 RBI, 71 runs, 2 steals, .234 BA, .337 OBP

PLAYER #42

GARRETT HAMPSON, ROCKIES
2019:
 8 HR, 27 RBI, 40 runs, 15 steals, .302 BA, .385 OBP
BONUS: Hampson has three-position versatility (2B/SS/OF)

PLAYER #43

KHRIS DAVIS, ATHLETICS
2019:
23 HR, 73 RBI, 61 runs, .220 BA, .293 OBP
3-YEAR AVERAGE (2016-18): 44 HR, 112 RBI, 91 runs, 2 steals, .247 BA, .323 OBP

PLAYER #44

ARISTIDES AQUINO, REDS
2019:
19 HR, 47 RBI, 31 runs, 7 steals, .259 BA, .316 OBP (56 games)

PLAYER #45

OSCAR MERCADO, INDIANS
2019:
15 HR, 54 RBI, 70 runs, 15 steals, .269 BA, .318 OBP

PLAYER #46

NICK SENZEL, REDS
2019: 
12 HR, 42 RBI, 55 runs, 14 steals, .256 BA, .315 OBP (104 games)

PLAYER #47

DAVID DAHL, ROCKIES
2019: 
15 HR, 61 RBI, 67 runs, 4 steals, .302 BA, .353 OBP

PLAYER #48

KYLE TUCKER, ASTROS
2019:
4 HR, 11 RBI, 15 runs, 5 steals, .269 BA, .319 OBP (only 22 games)

PLAYER #49

FRANMIL REYES, INDIANS
2019:
37 HR, 81 RBI, 69 runs, .249 BA, .310 OBP, .822 OPS

PLAYER #50

WILLIE CALHOUN, RANGERS
2019:
21 HR, 48 RBI, 51 runs, .269 BA, .323 OBP

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