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TOP 100 HITTERS

1) Mike Trout LAA
2) Mookie Betts BOS
3) J.D. Martinez BOS
4) Nolan Arenado COL
5) Jose Ramirez CLE
6) Trevor Story COL
7) Freddie Freeman ATL
8) Christian Yelich MIL
9) Jose Altuve HOU
10) Aaron Judge NYY
11) Giancarlo Stanton NYY
12) Alex Bregman HOU
13) Paul Goldschmidt STL
14) Ronald Acuna ATL
15) Charlie Blackmon COL
16) Manny Machado SD
17) Juan Soto WAS
18) Javier Baez CHC
19) Francisco Lindor CLE
20) Bryce Harper PHI
21) Trea Turner WAS
22) Starling Marte PIT
23) Khris Davis OAK
24) Anthony Rizzo CHC
25) Kris Bryant CHC
26) George Springer HOU
27) Rhys Hoskins PHI
28) Andrew Benintendi BOS
29) Anthony Rendon WAS
30) Nelson Cruz MIN
31) Carlos Correa HOU
32) Xander Bogaerts BOS


33) Joey Gallo TEX

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Gallo is a true three-outcome hitter. When he steps up to the plate, the ball is rarely going to be put in play. He is swinging for the fences and either will walk, strike out or hit a homer. I consider Gallo to be the best pure power hitter in baseball with 40+ homers in each of his first two big-league seasons. He is a mid-round draft pick this year, but I think he has potential to be a top-ranked hitter if he can add just a little bit more contact at the plate.

If Gallo can lower his strikeout rate just a touch from his 38 percent career K rate, his batting average has a lot of room to improve. This would help his counting stats immensely, and at least we know his contact ability has been so bad it can’t get worse. Even the worst case scenario for Gallo as a contact hitter his him as a guy hitting 40 homers per year. He also could see improvement in the luck department with a .256 career BABIP. — DK rank: 54


34) Eugenio Suarez CIN
35) Justin Turner LAD


36) Yasiel Puig CIN

To say the least, I am intrigued by Puig moving into a hitter’s park in Cincinnati. Dodger Stadium is one of the most pitcher-friendly parks in baseball, while Great American Ball Park is one of the best parks for hitters in all of baseball. This alone should boost the power numbers of Puig. He burst onto the scene as a rookie with a 160 wRC+, but he hasn’t been able to put together a season like that since. While it wasn’t quite the same, he was a well-above-average hitter in the second half of 2018 with a 137 wRC+. Puig also should benefit from being an everyday player after he was in more of a platoon role during his time with the Dodgers due to how deep their roster was. — DK rank: 42


37) Gary Sanchez NYY
38) J.T. Realmuto PHI
39) Daniel Murphy COL
40) Cody Bellinger LAD
41) Joey Votto CIN
42) Rougned Odor TEX
43) A.J. Pollock LAD
44) Ozzie Albies ATL
45) Marcell Ozuna STL
46) Justin Upton LAA
47) Jesus Aguilar MIL
48) Travis Shaw MIL
49) Corey Seager LAD
50) David Dahl COL
51) Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. TOR
52) Scooter Gennett CIN
53) Jose Abreu CHW
54) Victor Robles WAS
55) Gleybor Torres NYY
56) Eddie Rosario MIN
57) Andrew McCutchen PHI
58) Matt Carpenter STL
59) Mike Moustakas MIL
60) Lorenzo Cain MIL
61) Miguel Andujar NYY
62) Jean Segura PHI
63) Michael Conforto NYM
64) Josh Donaldson ATL
65) David Peralta ARI
66) Aaron Hicks NYY
67) Nick Castellanos DET
68) Nomar Mazara TEX
69) Miguel Cabrera DET
70) Ryan Braun MIL
71) Michael Brantley HOU
72) Mitch Haniger SEA
73) Buster Posey SF
74) Eric Hosmer SD
75) Jose Peraza CIN
76) Adalberto Mondesi KC
77) Rafael Devers BOS
78) Whit Merrifield KC
79) Willson Contreras CHC
80) Tommy Pham TB
81) Kyle Schwarber CHC
82) Elvis Andrus TEX
83) Wil Myers SD
84) Corey Dickerson PIT
85) Matt Chapman OAK
86) Miguel Sano MIN
87) Robinson Cano NYM
88) Matt Olson OAK
89) Max Muncy LAD
90) Brian Dozier WAS
91) Justin Smoak TOR
92) Asdrubal Cabrera TEX
93) Shin-Soo Choo TEX
94) Ender Inciarte ATL
95) Dee Gordon SEA
96) Carlos Santana CLE
97) Jake Bauers CLE
98) Edwin Encarnacion SEA
99) Adam Eaton WAS
100) Paul DeJong STL


TOP 50 PITCHERS

1) Chris Sale BOS
2) Jacob deGrom NYM
3) Max Scherzer WAS
4) Justin Verlander HOU
5) Luis Severino NYY
6) Gerrit Cole HOU
7) Blake Snell TB
8) Aaron Nola PHI
9) Trevor Bauer CLE
10) James Paxton NYY
11) Corey Kluber CLE
12) Carlos Carrasco CLE
13) Walker Buehler LAD
14) Noah Synergaard NYM
15) Clayton Kershaw LAD
16) Jose Berrios MIN
17) Patrick Corbin WAS
18) Stephen Strasburg WAS
19) Masahiro Tanaka NYY
20) David Price BOS
21) Jack Flaherty STL
22) Andrew Heaney LAA
23) Zack Greinke ARI
24) Mike Clevinger CLE
25) Charlie Morton TB
26) Rich Hill LAD
27) Zack Wheeler NYM
28) Shane Bieber CLE
29) Collin McHugh HOU
30) Miles Mikolas STL
31) Chris Archer PIT
32) Nathan Eovaldi BOS
33) Rick Porcello BOS
34) J.A. Happ NYY
35) Eduardo Rodriguez BOS
36) Dallas Keuchel FA
37) Tyler Glasnow TB
38) Jameson Taillon PIT
39) Kyle Hendricks CHC
40) Mike Foltynewicz ATL
41) Josh Hader MIL
42) Robbie Ray ARI
43) Michael Fulmer DET
44) Jake Arrieta PHI
45) Kenta Maeda LAD
46) Madison Bumgarner SF
47) German Marquez COL
48) Nick Pivetta PHI
49) Jake Odorizzi MIN


50) Michael Pineda MIN

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The advanced stat community always has been let down by Pineda. He always showed potential with high strikeout rates and low walk numbers, but his ERA never reflected his peripheral stats. He missed all of 2018 after undergoing Tommy John surgery but is poised to make his return to the big leagues this year. Honestly, I don’t know what to expect out of him, but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. He is either going undrafted or taken at the end of the draft in most leagues, but the unknown factor leaves room for upside. Drafting Pineda as a flier at the end of the draft is a low-risk move with high reward. If he looks bad in his first few outings, he is a drop candidate. In the best case, perhaps he will reach the upside he appeared to posses before battling injuries. — DK rank: NR


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