Fantasy Baseball Bounceback Players – Bounceback Outfielders

Mar 16, 2010

Here’s a look at some outfielders who failed to meet expectations in 2009, but should be much-improved in 2010.

Carlos Beltran, New York Mets
His status is up in the air, but he should go late enough in your drafts that the value will be there.

Milton Bradley, Seattle Mariners
I don’t know how anyone expected a union of volatile Bradley with a volatile Lou Piniella was going to end any way other than Bradley. He’ll get a fresh start in Seattle.

Vladimir Guerrrero, Texas Rangers
Technically a DH now, Vlad should kill it for the Rangers. Both the lineup and ballpark are upgrades.

Jose Guillen, Kansas City Royals
Guillen was limited to half a season last year. Assuming he’s healthy, 20 HRs and 85 RBIs aren’t out of the question.

Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers
Few people have come out of nowhere only to disappear the next year like Hamilton did. Assuming he stays healthy mentally and physically, he should bounce back in a big way.

Corey Hart, Milwaukee Brewers
Hart was a 20-20 guy in 2007 & 2008. After struggling last year, look for Hart to return to form.

Nate McLouth, Atlanta Braves
McLouth had a decent year (.256-86-20-70-19), but he’s better than that.

Carlos Quentin, Chicago White Sox
He’ll have to prove he can stay healthy. He’s already proved he can rake when he is.

Manny Ramirez, Los Angeles Dodgers
Despite the suspension and distractions he still put up decent numbers (.290-62-19-63-0). He’ll turn 38 this year, but is still capable of a 30 HR and 100 RBI season.

Alex Rios, Chicago White Sox
Rios was a major disappointment last year hitting .247. He wasn’t even roster worthy following his trade to the White Sox. I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt that he’ll improve as he was one of the most complete outfielders before last year’s debacle.

Also check out:
Bounceback Catchers
Bounceback Corner Infielders
Bounceback Middle Infielders

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Bill Miller
    March 16th, 2010 at 11:45 am #

    Hi, Hasn’t Milton Bradley played with something like seven organizations over the past nine or ten years? It’s not just Piniella; Bradley can’t get along with anyone. He needs more than a fresh start. He needs a fresh career. But I am on board with Vlad for this year. Nice post, Bill

  2. LestersLegends
    March 16th, 2010 at 3:17 pm #

    Thanks Bill. Yeah, Bradley has issues, but he did seem to get a little more mellow pre-Piniella. I just don’t know how they figured that wouldn’t be a disaster.

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