Where Have All the Good Outfielders Gone?

Posted: 28th October 2009 by Thomas Conroy in MLB
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ItÆs tough to rate the top outfielders in baseball today, as many of them are impressive hitters (Ryan Braun or Matt Holliday) who arenÆt a plus in the field, while others are great defenders who canÆt hit a lick. Right now, we have the weakest group of outfielders than at any time in recent baseball history. I ask you, where have all the good outfielders gone? The outfield position use to be your one-stop shopping for the gameÆs elite players. There use to a be a plethora of .300 hitters to choose from, as they would hit between 30-40 HRs, score a 100 runs, knock in 100 RBI and be fast enough to cover the gaps in the outfield. Now, teams arenÆt concern with defensive footwork, range, or agility as they were in years past. General Managers are more concern to maximize their lineupÆs ...

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