MLB Projections: Top 10 outfielders for the 2020 season

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 23, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 23: Mike Trout #27 of the Los Angeles Angels in a baseball game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 23, 2019 at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Kyusung Gong/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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MLB Projections: Top 10 Outfielders for the 2020 Season

6. George Springer, Houston Astros

I really struggled with placing George Springer on this list. Given what we know now about the Houston Astros and the sign-stealing scandal, can we really trust that any Astros players’ offensive performance is legitimate? I’m not sure.

Nevertheless, I have to honor the “Steamer” system. So, here is what Springer is predicted to do next season: .273 / .365 / .510 with 35 HR and 91 RBI.

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5. Aaron Judge, New York Yankees

Since 2017, Aaron Judge has established himself as a fan favorite not only in New York but in all of MLB. Unfortunately, a couple of freak injuries have kept him from playing consistently in 2018 and 2019. Even so, when on the field, he lives up to the hype and then some.

For the 2020 MLB season, the “Steamer” MLB projections system has Judge slashing .254 / .372 / .525. In that are 41 HR and 101 RBI. With Stanton slated for 48, the Yankees are looking at a combined 89 HR out of two players. Another record-setting season is not out of the question.

4. Christian Yelich, Milwaukee Brewers

If you can believe it, after an MVP 2018 season, Christian Yelich had an even better 2019 MLB season. In all, he posted career highs in…

  • HR – 44
  • SB – 30
  • BA – .329
  • OBP – .429
  • SLG – .671
  • OPS – 1.100

…all in 2019. Unfortunately for Yelich, Cody Bellinger had a magical season too, snatching the MVP award from Yelich in the final weeks of the season.

In 2020, the “Steamer” system has Yelich hitting .304 / .400 / .568. While that’s not 2018 and 2019-like, it’s still elite. Makes you wonder how the Miami Marlins feel about seeing one of their home-grown players being in consideration for the best player in baseball?