MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Right Now Entering 2020

The Brewer Nation
Feb 12 · 4 min read
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As I did last year, entering 2018, entering 2017, entering 2016, entering 2015, and the year before, and the year before, all the way back to the 2012, I’ll be keeping a running list of the Top 100 Players Right Now as they are revealed on MLB Network, eventually compiling the entire list.

They will have revealed all 100 by the end of Thursday, February 13th. I’ll update this same space as they reveal the remaining entries.

The criteria for the list has changed slightly this season:

  • Emphasized stats from the last two (2) seasons (down from three)
  • Projected 2020 performance
  • Defensive position
  • Accolades
  • Intangibles

Here now are the Top 100–1 Players as listed by MLB Network:

100. Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. - 3B - Toronto Blue Jays

99. Bo Bichette - SS - Toronto Blue Jays

98. Joc Pederson - OF - Los Angeles Dodgers

97. Eloy Jiménez - LF - Chicago White Sox

96. José Abreu - 1B - Chicago White Sox

95. Tim Anderson - SS - Chicago White Sox

94. KESTON HIURA - 2B - MILWAUKEE BREWERS

93. Mike Moustakas - 2B/3B - Cincinnati Reds

92. Tyler Glasnow - SP - Tampa Bay Rays

91. Luis Castillo - SP - Cincinnati Reds

90. Miguel Sanó - 1B - Minnesota Twins

89. Mitch Garver - C - Minnesota Twins

88. Jorge Polanco - SS - Minnesota Twins

87. Eduardo Escobar - 3B - Arizona Diamondbacks

86. Carlos Santana - 1B - Cleveland Indians

85. Charlie Blackmon - CF - Colorado Rockies

84. Ramón Laureano - CF - Oakland Athletics

83. Luis Severino - SP - New York Yankees

82. Blake Snell - SP - Tampa Bay Rays

81. Aaron Nola - SP - Philadelphia Phillies

80. Gary Sánchez- C- New York Yankees

79. Willson Contreras - C - Chicago Cubs

78. Michael Conforto - RF - New York Mets

77. Corey Seager - SS - Los Angeles Dodgers

76. Trea Turner - SS - Washington Nationals

75. Aroldis Chapman - CL - New York Yankees

74. JOSH HADER - CL - MILWAUKEE BREWERS

73. Kirby Yates - CL - San Diego Padres

72. Max Kepler - RF - Minnesota Twins

71. Nick Castellanos - RF - Cincinnati Reds

70. Josh Bell - 1B - Pittsburgh Pirates

69. Jorge Soler - RF - Kansas City Royals

68. Tommy Pham - LF - San Diego Padres

67. Mike Soroka - SP - Atlanta Braves

66. Zack Greinke - SP - Houston Astros

65. Yordan Alvarez - DH - Houston Astros

64. Joey Gallo - RF - Texas Rangers

63. Giancarlo Stanton - LF/DH - New York Yankees

62. Chris Sale - SP - Boston Red Sox

61. Clayton Kershaw - SP - Los Angeles Dodgers

60. Yoán Moncada - 3B - Chicago White Sox

59. Manny Machado - 3B - San Diego Padres

58. Shane Bieber - SP - Cleveland Indians

57. Shohei Ohtani - SP/DH - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

56. Whit Merrifield - CF - Kansas City Royals

55. Ozzie Albies - 2B - Atlanta Braves

54. Justin Turner - 3B - Los Angeles Dodgers

53. Hyun-Jin Ryu - SP - Toronto Blue Jays

52. Charlie Morton - SP - Tampa Bay Rays

51. Nelson Cruz - DH - Minnesota Twins

50. José Ramírez - 3B - Cleveland Indians

49. Jeff McNeil - 3B - New York Mets

48. Patrick Corbin - SP - Washington Nationals

47. Mike Clevinger - SP - Cleveland Indians

46. Paul Goldschmidt - 1B - St. Louis Cardinals

45. Austin Meadows - RF - Tampa Bay Rays

44. Michael Brantley - LF - Houston Astros

43. Carlos Correa - SS - Houston Astros

42. Yasmani Grandal - C - Chicago White Sox

41. J.T. Realmuto - C - Philadelphia Phillies

40. Rafael Devers - 3B - Boston Red Sox

39. Anthony Rizzo - 1B - Chicago Cubs

38. Matt Olson - 1B - Oakland Athletics

37. D.J. LeMahieu - 2B - New York Yankees

36. Max Muncy - 1B - Los Angeles Dodgers

35. Eugenio Suárez - 3B - Cincinnati Reds

34. Kris Bryant - 3B - Chicago Cubs

33. Bryce Harper - RF - Philadelphia Phillies

32. Fernando Tatis, Jr. - SS - San Diego Padres

31. Gleyber Torres - SS - New York Yankees

30. Marcus Semien - SS - Oakland Athletics

29. Walker Buehler - SP - Los Angeles Dodgers

28. Jack Flaherty - SP - St. Louis Cardinals

27. J.D. Martinez - DH - Boston Red Sox

26. Josh Donaldson - 3B - Minnesota Twins

25. Ketel Marte - 2B - Arizona Diamondbacks

24. Pete Alonso - 1B - New York Mets

23. Javier Báez - SS - Chicago Cubs

22. Xander Bogaerts - SS - Boston Red Sox

21. Trevor Story - SS - Colorado Rockies

20. Stephen Strasburg - SP - Washington Nationals

19. Matt Chapman - 3B - Oakland Athletics

18. George Springer - CF - Houston Astros

17. Jose Altuve - 2B - Houston Astros

16. Aaron Judge - RF - New York Yankees

15. Freddie Freeman - 1B - Atlanta Braves

14. Max Scherzer - SP - Washington Nationals

13. Justin Verlander - SP - Houston Astros

12. Ronald Acuña, Jr. - CF - Atlanta Braves

11. Juan Soto - LF - Washington Nationals

10. Francisco Lindor - SS - Cleveland Indians

9. Nolan Arenado - 3B - Colorado Rockies

8. Jacob deGrom - SP - New York Mets

7. Gerrit Cole - SP - New York Yankees

6. Anthony Rendon - 3B - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

5. Alex Bregman - 3B - Houston Astros

4. Mookie Betts - RF - Los Angeles Dodgers

3. Cody Bellinger - CF - Los Angeles Dodgers

2. CHRISTIAN YELICH - RF - MILWAUKEE BREWERS

  1. Mike Trout - CF - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

The Milwaukee Brewers end up with three (3) players on this Top 100 Players Right Now ranking: Christian Yelich, Josh Hader, Keston Hiura

(Cool graphic shared on Twitter by MLB Network…)

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