Friday, March 15, 2013

Top 100 players in baseball

31 Stephan Strasburg- Only Justin Verlander can match Strasburg repertoire of pitches he can hit 100 mph easily a great change up and great curve ball the Nationals ended his season early to protect their most prized player and he still won 15 games and struck out more than 195 batters the Nationals will let the handcuffs loose a little bit this year so he should win at least 16 games while striking out over 200 batters to go along with a good era.
32 Joe Mauer Seems like Mauer has been around forever yet he still isn’t 30 Mauer won’t provide great power but he is still a great hitter who hits for a high average and is a gold glove catcher
33 Curtis Granderson  Has become a pull hitter at new Yankee stadium the last 2 years he has hit over 40 hrs he will miss some time but should be back in May and when he comes back he will hit hrs steal some bases and strike out to go with above average play in center field.
34 Roy Halladay Is known for his durability but last year Halliday was on the D.l and infective for his standards when he pitched if healthy Halliday is still a dominant pitcher who goes deep in to games and has a plethora of ways to get hitters out.
35 Justin Upton was third in mvp voting in 2011 and now he was traded to the Braves to join his brother and Jason Heyward  Upton is a 2 time all start and is only 26 he is a great right fielder has speed and great power hasn’t tapped into his potential yet.
36 Adam Jones Adam Jones was the best player on the Orioles last season and he helped lead the orioles to the playoffs and he hit a career high 32 hrs Jones plays a great center field can hit for power and steal bases and is a player that is only getting better.
37 Dustin  Pedroia Pedroia had an injury filled 2012 season but if healthy he provides a scrappy hitter who gets doubles and has some power with a low strike out rate to go along with his great defense.
38 Carlos Gonzalez- was an all-star for the first time last season and he already is a former batting champion he has power and good speed is a terrific outfielder the only question about him is his home road splits when he isn’t hitting at Coors field.
39 Jacoby Ellsbury After finishing second in the A.L mvp ballot it looked like Ellsbury was ready to cement himself as a consistent elite player but injuries hit ellsbury again if healthy Ellsbury provides great defense with 40-50 stolen bases to go with his 25 plus hr power.
40 Cliff Lee- Lee has a hard luck year he a good era 3.16 and struck out 207 batters but the Phillies couldn’t score runs for him and he only won 6 games Lee is a low 90’s pitcher with a good cutter and still has great command Lee could be 15 game winner if the Phillies offense bounces back

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