Ranking the projected starting right fielders in the American League in 2019

Fresh off winning American League MVP, Mookie Betts is on track for a Hall of Fame career. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]
Fresh off winning American League MVP, Mookie Betts is on track for a Hall of Fame career. [Image Source: Flickr | Keith Allison]

Mookie Betts is the easy choice to lead the way after being named American League MVP in 2018.

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After ranking all the projected starting infielders in both leagues, as well as the left fielders and center fielders, it is now time to move to right field starting with the Junior Circuit.

As a subjective list, many of the players can almost be considered interchangeable as to where they are ranked. Depth charts were taken from Roster Resource.

1

Mookie Betts, Red Sox

Finishing sixth and second in American League MVP voting in 2017 and 2016 respectively, Betts won the award in 2018. During his stellar season, he led the league with a .346 average, .640 slugging percentage, and 129 runs. The 26-year-old also connected on 32 homers and 47 doubles while stealing 30 bags. It's not just offense for him either as he won a Gold Glove for the third straight year in 2018. NBC Sports believes Betts should be the second pick in fantasy after Mike Trout.

2

Aaron Judge, Yankees

The 2017 American League Rookie of the Year (and MVP runner-up that season, Judge had another superb season in 2018, albeit one with less games due to injuries. In 112 appearances, the 26-year-old ended with a .278 average to go along with 27 homers, 22 doubles, and 76 walks. While he has struck out 402 times in his career in his 1,271 plate appearances (31.6 percent), he also owns a .398 on-base percentage. His arm and instincts in the outfield make him one of the better at his position.

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