Fantasy Baseball: Week 18 Positional Rankings

Senior Fantasy Baseball Expert Shawn Childs provides a preview of the top 35 outfielders entering Week 18! Sign up to view the rest of his MLB rankings!

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OUTFIELDERS

RANK
PLAYER
POS.
TEAM
SS
1Mike TroutOFLAA0.55
2Bryce HarperOFWAS0.42
3Mookie BettsOFBOS0.37
4Giancarlo StantonOFNYY0.30
5Starling MarteOFPIT0.30
6Rhys Hoskins1B/OFPHI0.24
7Lorenzo CainOFMIL0.21
8Aaron JudgeOFNYY0.20
9Christian YelichOFMIL0.20
10Andrew BenintendiOFBOS0.19
11J.D. MartinezOFBOS0.19
12Cody Bellinger1B/OFLAD0.16
13A.J. PollockOFARI0.15
14Charlie BlackmonOFCOL0.14
15Khris DavisOFOAK0.14
16Odubel HerreraOFPHI0.13
17Dee Gordon2B/OFSEA0.12
18Gregory PolancoOFPIT0.11
19Ronald AcunaOFATL0.10
20Justin UptonOFLAA0.09
21Brett GardnerOFNYY0.09
22Matt KempOFLAD0.08
23Michael ConfortoOFNYM0.08
24Shin-Soo ChooOFTEX0.07
25Adam JonesOFBAL0.06
26Michael BrantleyOFCLE0.05
27Joc PedersonOFLAD0.05
28Alen Hanson2B/OFSF0.04
29Eddie RosarioOFMIN0.04
30Tommy PhamOFSTL0.02
31Yoenis CespedesOFNYM0.02
32George SpringerOFHOU0.02
33Andrew McCutchenOFSF0.02
34Wil Myers1B/OFSD0.02
35Leonys MartinOFDET0.01

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*WHAT IS A SCOUTSCORE?

The development of *SCOUTscores* started with the theory around Average Player Scores. In today’s Fantasy Baseball market, it is extremely difficult to determine a baseball player’s value when drafting when you have multiple positions never mind multiple scoring categories. The average player theory is a way to compare players at similar positions. Once we have a baseline of the average player, we can determine which players have the biggest edge. The next step after establishing these scores at each position is then comparing the best option at other positions.

Each season the player pool changes. Some positions will have more depth and others will only have a couple of strong options. When a Fantasy owner is preparing to do his draft prep, he wants to find the hidden values at each position. By doing this, he can select the strongest options at the other positions early in the draft.

Scout Fantasy Sports Sports has developed a way to determine each player’s value within each category relevant to their production. Hitters have five offensive categories (batting average, runs, home runs, RBI, and stolen bases). Pitchers also have five categories (wins, ERA, WHIP, strikeouts, and saves).

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Shawn Childs has been a high stakes Fantasy baseball and football player since 2004 where he had success in his first season (three titles and $25,000 in winnings). In early years of the high stakes market in Fantasy baseball, he was ahead of the curve in player evaluation, draft value, and free agent bidding setting up four top-five finishes in the National Fantasy Baseball Championship. He has four AL-only Auction titles, one NL-only title, and five Main Event titles plus an overall title in 2012 at RTFBC (netted $10,000). This success led to an induction into the NFBC Baseball Hall of Fame. His success in the high stakes market led to a career in providing Fantasy Baseball and Fantasy Football content. On the football side, he’s competed and won in all different formats – auctions, draft championship, main events, and high-dollar leagues. He won 2nd place overall in the 2014 Most Accurate Salary Cap Expert contest at FantasyPros.As a dual-sport player, it was natural to transition to the daily games where he is a “swing for the fences type of guy.” Childs has appeared in one FanDuel NFL Live Final and one DraftKings NFL Live Final, a season-ending tournament which led to a couple of chances to win over $1,000,000.