Top 100 baseball players heading into the 2013 season
1 Miguel Cabrera has arguable been the best hitter in baseball since 2007 and in 2012 he had his best season ever hitting for the triple crown and winning his first mvp Cabrera has averaged 36 hrs. and 118 rbi’s while hitting over .320 the last 4 years he is in the prime of his career and scary thing for a.l pitchers he might be getting better.
2 Justin Verlander is the best and most dominant pitcher in baseball with a fast ball that can reach 100mph and has a great curve ball and a good circle change up and is a workhorse has averaged 19 wins 244 strikeouts while pitching 238 innings the last 4 years he gets stronger when he pitches deeper in the games.
3 Ryan Braun has had some ped allegations surrounding him nothing less Braun is one of the best players in baseball he is an all-around player he has hit 74 hrs and stolen 63 bases the last 2 years while still being a gold glove outfielder the 2011 NL Mvp should be in the race for mvp again this year.
4 Josh Hamilton got an monster deal this offseason from the Angels the 2010 A.L Mvp struck out a career high 162 times last year and has seen his average drop since his mvp season he is still a feared hitter as he hit 43 hrs to go along with driving in 128 rbi’s in a lineup with Mike Trout Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo expect another monster season from Josh.
5 Robinson Cano The Yankees have plenty of big names and future hall of fames on the team but Cano is by far the best player on the team he has perhaps the prettiest swing in baseball his power numbers have increased over the last 2 years while still hitting over .300 and he is a gold glove 2nd basemen with a great arm.
6 Joey Votto had an injury filled 2012 season but he has fully recovered and he is an great all around first basemen he is a great fielder hits for a high average and is a 30 hr. guy expect Votto to hit around .325 30 plus hrs and drive in more than 100 rbi’s.
7 Matt Kemp was second in mvp voting in 2011 and at the start of 2012 it5 looked like he was well on his way to winning the mvp as he hit 10 hrs in April but injuries derailed his monster start of the season but Kemp should be healthy and he has great speed power and is a gold glove centerfielder and hits for a high average he has a great chance of joining the 40 homeruns -40 stolen bases club this year.
8 Buster Posey Was the N.L Mvp last year and has already been a member of 2 world series championship teams at 25 he will only get better as he already is a catcher who can hit for high average has power and is a great catcher and is in charge of one of the best rotations in baseball.
9 Clayton Kershaw Might be the best left hand pitcher in baseball he has a 92- 95 mph fastball and can reach 98 mph at times and has a great curveball and already has won a CY young and if the dodgers can score runs for him he should be in contention to win another CY young award this year.
10 Felix Hernandez Pitched a perfect game last year and he has a new 7 year 175 million dollar contract King Felix has a great arsenal of pitches mid 90’s fastball great curve and good change up to go with excellent command if the Mariners could score runs for him his win totals would be even higher but even without the wins King Felix is one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball.