CineSportsTalk vs MLB Network: 2015 Top 15 Outfielders

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Every year MLB Network runs down their list of “Top 10 Right Now” at each position. They do it a few different ways. First, they use their machine called the “Shredder.” The Shredder takes all of the human factor out of it and goes based solely on numbers alone. They rank each position in that manner and use both offensive numbers as well as defensive numbers. Then the host of the show, Brian Kenny, gets his chance to count them down as does the special guest host for that particular countdown gets their say.

We will start with the Shredder, Brian Kenny and the special guest host and then move on to Steve, Scott and the Sportz Nutt from CineSportsTalk! Here we go and let us know what you think!

**For the Top 10 Outfielders, we will show you what the shredder chose for a top 10 at all 3 outfielder positions and then the top 15 overall outfielders from Steve, Scott and the Sportz Nutt!

MLB Network

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CineSportsTalk

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Steve’s List

15. Matt Holliday

Holliday

Mr. Reliable

14. Bryce Harper

Harper

I can’t stand this kid, but he’s got the talent. He just needs to be consistent and healthy. Oh and drop the attitude.

13. George Springer

GeorgeSpringer

The potential for 200 strikeouts is certainly ugly, but the potential for everything else is exciting.

12. Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes

A good bat in a great part of a great lineup. Plus, that arm!

11. Michael Brantley

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He has the potential to be a lot higher on this list if he can replicate what he did last year.

10. Hanley Ramirez

Hanley

Hanley is back where his career began, but in left field instead of shortstop. He looks like an absolute beast this season.

9. Jacoby Ellsbury

Ellsbury

Is he worth all that money? Probably not, but when he is healthy is a very good option in the outfield.

8. Ryan Braun

Braun

His thumb gave him all kinds of problems last season and so did the fans and media after the whole PED thing. If he can regain his power stroke after the injury this year, he is higher than number 8 on this list next season.

7. Carlos Gomez

CarlosGomez

I still don’t know if I trust him, but the numbers don’t lie.

6. Yasiel Puig

Puig

Is this the year that Puig grows up? Probably not, but the man can hit and has an absolute cannon.

5. Adam Jones

adam jones

I once thought that Jay Bruce was going to be better than Adam Jones. Oops.

4. Jose Bautista

Bautista

It’s about time I trust him, right? No. I will never own him in fantasy baseball.

3. Giancarlo Stanton

Stanton

The $325 million man. Simply absurd, but so is his power. He gets to 40 last year if not for that nasty season-ending injury. If he stays healthy, he could get to 50.

2. Andrew McCutchen

mccutchen

The man can do it all and is always in the MVP discussion.

1. Mike Trout

trout

He is Michael Trout. I did find it interesting to find out today that he was a -9 in defensive runs saved last year. You see all of his crazy catches and assume that he saves so many runs. Nonetheless, he is the best in the game at what he does. End of story.

Scott’s List

15. Matt Kemp

Kemp

See Justin Upton.

14. Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes

A big bat in a very good Detroit line up that has a real chance to shine.

13. Carlos Gonzalez

CarlosGonzalez

Don’t sneeze Cargo. Maybe you can play a 1/4 of the season.

12. Justin Upton

JustinUpton

I was once his biggest fan. Now he is in baseball Siberia.

11. George Springer

GeorgeSpringer

Improve the batting average and stop striking out and this guy can be a beast.

10. Michael Brantley

MichaelBrantley

Came out of nowhere to help a lot of people win their fantasy leagues (I won without him) I have to see it again!

9. Bryce Harper

Harper

Remember when this guy was tauted at Trout 2.0? He’s been David DeJesus 2.0 up to this point. Ranking is potential based.

8. Ryan Braun

Braun

Braun has been hit or miss and is often injured. We need to see a PED free full season out of him.

7. Yasiel Puig

Puig

This is a pivotal year for Puig. He either vaults up or plunges down. This ranking is based on overall talent.

6. Adam Jones

adam jones

Adam Jones never gets any respect. He has mine.

5. Jose Bautista

Bautista

Steve thinks Bautista isn’t being tested for steroids enough. This late bloomer had been a beast the past 3 seasons

4. Carlos Gomez

CarlosGomez

Starting to hit his stride and shed that “injury prone” image

3. Giancarlo Stanton

Stanton

An absolute monster who is only going to keep getting better. Scary good.

2. Andrew McCutchen

mccutchen

One of the most reliable players in all of baseball.

1. Mike Trout

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Next.

The Sportz Nutt’s List

15. Yoenis Cespedes

Cespedes

I’m a big supporter of Yoenis. I hope he does well.

14. Carlos Gonzalez

CarlosGonzalez

Hard to believe he was once considered one of the best OF in fantasy baseball.

13. George Springer

GeorgeSpringer

The future is (hopefully) now.

12. Bryce Harper

Harper

Prime candidate for a bounceback season, and maybe living up to the hype.

11. Starling Marte

StarlingMarte

Future stud…..just not yet.

10. Michael Brantley

MichaelBrantley

Had a career year, so I expect regression.

9. Ryan Braun

Braun

Apparently feeling better than he has in years.

8. Jacoby Ellsbury

Ellsbury

Rare combination of pure speed and raw power.

7. Adam Jones

adam jones

Very consistent, you know what you’re getting, but needs to get a little better to move up the ladder.

6. Yasiel Puig

Puig

Listed this high for the upside.

5. Jose Bautista

Bautista

A better lineup will equal better numbers for Joey Batts.

4. Carlos Gomez

CarlosGomez

I was wrong.

3. Andrew McCutchen

mccutchen

Five tool player, but hopefully injury doesn’t slow him down too much.

2. Giancarlo Stanton

Stanton

If Trout were to steal less, Stanton would be #1.

1. Mike Trout

trout

Best in the game, so must be his position?

  • sportznutt

    Not sure how Shredder has McCutchen first….I think the TMNT need to teach him a lesson.

    • http://CineSportsTalk.com Steve

      Ha! I see what you did there!