Our ranking of the top 50 fantasy baseball prospects for 2014 is intended to predict value for this season only, giving no weight to potential in 2015 and beyond. As such, consideration was given for probability of time in the major leagues as well as each player's current perceived ability to contribute in fantasy leagues.
With that in mind, here's the top fantasy outfield prospects from the top 50 ranks. (Overall rank noted in parenthesis.)
There were 12 first basemen who hit at least 25 home runs in 2011. Last season, that total was halved as only Chris Davis, Edwin Encarnacion, Prince Fielder, Paul Goldschmidt, Brandon Moss and Mark Trumbo did so. Abreu represents the best of the new blood at the position and has the potential to join that sextet in 2014, as his raw power and U.S. Cellular Field are a perfect match. Thirty home runs as well as 80-plus runs and RBIs is a real possibility for this powerhouse.