Fantasy Baseball Friday: Top Five Outfielders in 2015 AL Central
By Dave Holcomb
Sep 24, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians left fielderMichael Brantley
(23) runs after doubling in the seventh inning against the Kansas City Royals at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
LF/CF Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians
Brantley barely cracks the top 10 fantasy outfielders list at No. 9 and the top 25 overall list at No. 25 on Fantasy Pros, suggesting as stated before, the division isn’t full of outfield talent in fantasy.
The Indians outfielder, though, is clearly the best option. He reached career-highs in virtually every category in 2014 with 20 home runs, 97 RBI, 94 runs, 23 stolen bases, 45 doubles, 200 hits while posting a .327 average, .385 on-base percentage and .506 slugging percentage.
The 27-year-old will be hard pressed to repeat those numbers, but with Cleveland an up-and-coming team again expected to contend for a playoff spot, Brantley will have every opportunity to do so.
After the top tier outfielders are gone, Brantley won’t remain on the draft board long.