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Ranking the end game outfielders

9/13/2017 9:50PM

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  • 8 days ago

    I've seen alot of debate recently about who the end game outfielders are and where Beltran ranks among them. IMO, there are 7 that can be considered: Griffey, Ted Williams, Beltran, Pepe, Harper, Dawson, and Trout. Here are my rankings

    1) Pepe- Goes without saying. 99 across the board. Literally can't beat that

    2) Dawson- I was originally gonna have Beltran here but I just took a second look at Dawson's stats and there are really no weaknesses. He's got the contact, power, vision, speed, and defense. 

    3) Beltran- The reason I made this list is because I saw so many people saying that Beltran wasn't better than the likes of Trout and Griffey, which I really just don't understand. I guess his contact is kinda low compared to the rest but its still in the 80s from both sides of the plate, and his vision is amazing for a power hitter. Beltran's total power numbers are third on the list behind only Pepe and Griffey (by one point). The biggest weakness on this card is the arm strength, but I really don't think it's that big a deal if you play him in left. Overall, the fact that he's a switch hitter with good contact and vision, and amazing power makes him an unstoppable hitter. His speed and fielding are there too, its just his arm strength. If his arm strength was 85 I'd probably have him over Dawson.

    4) Harper- Contact and power are amazing vs both lefties and righties. Vision is a little low, but the contact makes up for it in terms of PCI size. A 71 speed is pretty average but its not really a weakness. He's got a gun too which makes up for his fielding attribute of 70. He was close to Beltran, but Beltran's switch hitting ability trumps Harper's arm in my opinion.

    5) Griffey- Pretty similar to Harper except the contact vs lefties is somewhat lacking. 70 is still passable but its obviously not as good as Harper's 94. He is a better fielder and baserunner than Harper, but Griffey isn't really a threat to steal bases and the arm strength isn't much higher than Harper's, so I have to put Griffey below him. 

    6) Trout- Feels weird having Trout as the 6th best outfielder, but I think this is where he belongs. The reason I have him so low is because of his vision and arm strength. The great contact does make up for the bad vision, but the arm strength really brings him down. You could put him in left and be fine (like I said for Beltran), but Beltran's switch hitting ability makes him better

    7) Williams- It also feels weird having arguably the greatest hitter of all time at the bottom of this list, but the speed and defense just aren't there. When it comes to hitting, Teddy is just as good, if not better, than almost everyone on this list. However, a 54 speed and 67 arm strength are liabilities. 

    Let me be clear, this is just my opinion and every single one of these guys are amazing players. You really can't go wrong with any of them. Let me know what you guys think. Leave your lists below

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  • 8 days ago

    Gotta realize trout may have lowish vision, but he has first pitch swinger, and unfazed which both bring up his vision as well as dead red which is in my opinion the best quirk in the game. Trout is 2nd to me next to pepe for obvious reasons

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  • 8 days ago

    I had no idea how good the LS Harper would be, I was just mainly interested in getting that Dawson. But now after having both for about 2 months Harper cannot leave my lineup.  When I got the new CarGo I had Harper, 99 Griffey and 99 Dawson and Griffey was the odd man out.  Now with this Beltran I am not sure what to do.  Harper even hits lefties for me at a higher avg then righties, just not as many homers. And I am not a big Harper fan in real life lol.  I mean I dont dislike him at all or anything, but I do see him as a big female personal hygiene item. But in game he is the real deal. 

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  • 8 days ago

    I had no idea how good the LS Harper would be, I was just mainly interested in getting that Dawson. But now after having both for about 2 months Harper cannot leave my lineup.  When I got the new CarGo I had Harper, 99 Griffey and 99 Dawson and Griffey was the odd man out.  Now with this Beltran I am not sure what to do.  Harper even hits lefties for me at a higher avg then righties, just not as many homers. And I am not a big Harper fan in real life lol.  I mean I dont dislike him at all or anything, but I do see him as a big female personal hygiene item. But in game he is the real deal. 

    Comment by ChuckCLC 9/13/2017 11:58PM
    does that come in a bag?

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  • 8 days ago

    I am going to chime in about Trout also. Because of those quirks, there isn't a thing wrong with his pci (it's actually quite large).

    Before I bought him (had him for maybe a month) I too thought poorly of him because of his vision and thought Dawson was better at the plate. To the contraire, Trout is probably the best hitter in the game besides cap and Pepe (not sure about Bagwell).

    Don't let his vision fool you.

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  • 8 days ago

    Gotta realize trout may have lowish vision, but he has first pitch swinger, and unfazed which both bring up his vision as well as dead red which is in my opinion the best quirk in the game. Trout is 2nd to me next to pepe for obvious reasons

    Comment by T_Layton03 9/13/2017 10:40PM

    Trout also has breaking ball quirk as well, easily probably the best card in game if going solely of quirks.

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  • 8 days ago

    Honestly, unless you can't hit same handed, Beltran is the 5th best OF in the game.  However, he is the only top OF that is actually easy to obtain.  I would rank Pepe, Trout (the quirks are insane), Griffey (could flip with Dawson, but I prefer lefties), Dawson, then Beltran. 

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