Outfield fantasy rankings: Acuña or Judge at the top?

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge was not only the American League MVP last season, he was the fantasy one as well after hitting a league-record 62 home runs — 16 more than NL leader Kyle Schwarber. Even if he falls back a bit, Judge should still put up monster numbers … if he stays healthy.

In the National League, good health is also essential for Ronald Acuña Jr., who flirted with a 40-homer, 40-steal season in 2019, but had a torn ACL limit his playing time the past two years. Acuña’s teammate Michael Harris will look to build on his impressive rookie season (.297, 19 HR, 20 SB in 114 games), while Arizona’s top prospect — Corbin Carroll — could potentially do something similar. As a whole, there seem to be more speed sources than power ones in the NL.

Elsewhere in the American League, Julio Rodriguez and Kyle Tucker are rare five-category players who should go in the top six overall. Luis Robert also has that potential if he can play a full season. Among the more interesting sleeper candidates: Eloy Jimenez, Taylor Ward and Riley Greene. The AL seems to offer more overall power than speed in the outfield.

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Aaron Judge, Yankees    AL1Ronald Acuña Jr., Braves    NL1Julio Rodriguez, Mariners    AL2Juan Soto, Padres    NL2Yordan Alvarez, Astros    AL3Kyle Tucker, Astros    AL4Mookie Betts, Dodgers    NL3Mike Trout, Angels    AL5Fernando Tatis Jr., Padres    NL4Michael Harris II, Braves    NL5Luis Robert, White Sox    AL6Randy Arozarena, Rays    AL7Adolis Garcia, Rangers    AL8Cedric Mullins, Orioles    AL9Kyle Schwarber, Phillies    NL6Teoscar Hernandez, Mariners    AL10Daulton Varsho, Diamondbacks    NL7George Springer, Blue Jays    AL11Starling Marte, Mets    NL8Eloy Jimenez, White Sox    AL12Byron Buxton, Twins    AL13Bryan Reynolds, Pirates    NL9Corbin Carroll, Diamondbacks    NL10Tyler O’Neill, Cardinals    NL11MJ Melendez, Royals    AL14Jeff McNeil, Mets    NL12Nick Castellanos, Phillies    NL13Anthony Santander, Orioles    AL15Jake McCarthy, Diamondbacks    NL14Taylor Ward, Angels    AL16Giancarlo Stanton, Yankees    AL17Seiya Suzuki, Cubs    NL15Brandon Nimmo, Mets    NL16Ian Happ, Cubs    NL17Steven Kwan, Guardians    AL18Kris Bryant, Rockies    NL18Alex Verdugo, Red Sox    AL19Andrew Vaughn, White Sox    AL20Harrison Bader, Yankees    AL21Cody Bellinger, Cubs    NL19Christian Yelich, Brewers    NL20Whit Merrifield, Blue Jays    AL22Hunter Renfroe, Angels    AL23Lourdes Gurriel, Diamondbacks    NL21Mitch Haniger, Giants    NL22Riley Greene, Tigers    AL24Ramon Laureano, A’s    AL25Oscar Gonzalez, Guardians    AL26Andrew Benintendi, White Sox    AL27Austin Hays, Orioles    AL28Wil Myers, Reds    NL23Manuel Margot, Rays    AL29Masataka Yoshida, Red Sox    AL30Brandon Marsh, Phillies    NL24Joey Meneses, Nationals    NL25Jesse Winker, Brewers    NL26Trent Grisham, Padres    NL27Dylan Carlson, Cardinals    NL28Michael Conforto, Giants    NL29Esteury Ruiz, A’s    AL31Max Kepler, Twins    AL32Michael Brantley, Astros    AL33Joc Pederson, Giants    NL30Joey Gallo, Twins    AL34Mark Canha, Mets    NL31Randal Grichuk, Rockies    NL32Adam Duvall, Red Sox    AL35Oscar Colas, White Sox    AL36Enrique Hernandez, Red Sox    AL37Seth Brown, A’s    AL38Lars Nootbaar, Cardinals    NL33Gavin Lux, Dodgers    NL34Leody Taveras, Rangers    AL39Trey Mancini, Cubs    NL35Edward Olivares, Royals    AL40Charlie Blackmon, Rockies    NL36Andrew McCutchen, Pirates    NL37Lane Thomas, Nationals    NL38Austin Meadows, Tigers    AL41Tommy Pham, Mets    NL39Brendan Donovan, Cardinals    NL40Chris Taylor, Dodgers    NL41Chas McCormick, Astros    AL42Bryan De La Cruz, Marlins    NL42Tony Kemp, A’s    AL43Jurickson Profar, free agentJake Fraley, Reds    NL43A.J. Pollock, Mariners    AL44Tyrone Taylor, Brewers    NL44Mike Yastrzemski, Giants    NL45Avisail Garcia, Marlins    NL46T.J. Friedl, Reds    NL47Nolan Jones, Rockies    NL48Marcell Ozuna, Braves    NL49Akil Baddoo, Tigers    AL45Alex Kirilloff, Twins    AL46Oswaldo Cabrera, Yankees    AL47Jorge Soler, Marlins    NL50Bubba Thompson, Rangers    AL48Juan Yepez, Cardinals    NL51

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