MLB 100: The Top 100 Players in Baseball – Part Two
The second part of MLB 100 features the rankings for the top fifty players in the game.
Note: “Position Rank” indicates a player’s ranking relative to players at the same position (first base, third base, outfield, etc.). For players with multiple positions listed, the one that is ranked is the first – with the exception of Shohei Ohtani.
50: Tommy Pham, OF, San Diego Padres (Position Rank: #13) – Pham is another late bloomer that has become an All-Star caliber performer seemingly out of nowhere. From 2006 until 2014, he bounced around the St. Louis Cardinals’ minor league system, and finally made his MLB debut in 2014. Three years later, in ‘17, Pham broke out with a 6.2 fWAR campaign. He has since been traded twice, to the Tampa Bay Rays and most recently to the Padres.
49: DJ LeMahieu, 2B, New York Yankees (Position Rank: #3) – Fans questioned the Yankees’ signing of LeMahieu before the ‘19 season, doubting that he would replicate his production outside of hitter-friendly Coors Field in Colorado. LeMehieu did not recreate the numbers that he posted for the Rockies; he instead…