MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Entering 2016

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As I did last yearand the year before, and the year before, and the year before that, 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 25th. I’ll update this same space as they reveal the remaining entries.

The criteria for the list remains the same:

  • Emphasized stats from the last three (3) seasons, weighting 2015
  • Projected 2016 performance
  • Defensive position
  • Accolades
  • Intangibles

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

100. Alex Rodriguez – DH/3B – New York Yankees

99. Corey Seager – SS – Los Angeles Dodgers

98. Aroldis Chapman – CL – New York Yankees

97. Andrew Miller – RP – New York Yankees

96. David Ortiz – DH – Boston Red Sox

95. Kyle Schwarber – LF – Chicago Cubs

94. Miguel Sano – RF – Minnesota Twins

93. Jose Fernandez – SP – Miami Marlins

92. Stephen Strasburg – SP – Washington Nationals

91. Andrelton Simmons – SS – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

90. Craig Kimbrel – CL – Boston Red Sox

89. Daniel Murphy – 2B – Washington Nationals

88. Matt Carpenter – 3B – St. Louis Cardinals

87. Carlos Gomez – CF – Houston Astros

86. Ryan Braun – LF – Milwaukee Brewers

85. Yasiel Puig – OF – Los Angeles Dodgers

84. Justin Turner – 3B – Los Angeles Dodgers

83. Albert Pujols – 1B – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

82. Prince Fielder – DH/1B – Texas Rangers

81. Jordan Zimmermann – SP – Detroit Tigers

80. Dustin Pedroia – 2B – Boston Red Sox

79. Adrian Gonzalez – 1B – Los Angeles Dodgers

78. Eric Hosmer – 1B – Kansas City Royals

77. Alex Gordon – LF – Kansas City Royals

76. Todd Frazier – 3B – Chicago White Sox

75. Stephen Vogt – C – Oakland Athletics

74. Carlos Carrasco – SP – Cleveland Indians

73. Carlos Martinez – SP – St. Louis Cardinals

72. Jonathan Lucroy – C- Milwaukee Brewers

71. Gerrit Cole – SP – Pittsburgh Pirates

70. Jhonny Peralta – SS – St. Louis Cardinals

69. Russell Martin – C – Toronto Blue Jays

68. George Springer – RF – Houston Astros

67. Ian Kinsler – 2B – Detroit Tigers

66. Chris Archer – SP – Tampa Bay Rays

65. Kevin Kiermaier – CF – Tampa Bay Rays

64. Yadier Molina – C – St. Louis Cardinals

63. Dellin Betances – RP – New York Yankees

62. Salvador Perez – C- Kansas City Royals

61. Brandon Belt – 1B – San Francisco Giants

60. Johnny Cueto – SP – San Francisco Giants

59. Xander Bogaerts – SS – Boston Red Sox

58. Logan Forsythe – 2B – Tampa Bay Rays

57. Sonny Gray – SP – Oakland Athletics

56. Brian McCann – C – New York Yankees

55. Chris Davis – 1B – Baltimore Orioles

54. Jung Ho Kang – 3B – Pittsburgh Pirates

53. J.D. Martinez – LF – Detroit Tigers

52. Jason Kipnis – 2B – Cleveland Indians

51. Adam Wainwright – SP – St. Louis Cardinals

50. Mookie Betts – RF – Boston Red Sox

49. Justin Upton – LF – Detroit Tigers

48. Kyle Seager – 3B – Seattle Mariners

47. Edwin Encarnacion – 1B – Toronto Blue Jays

46. Wade Davis – CL – Kansas City Royals

45. Ben Zobrist – 2B – Chicago Cubs

44. Randal Grichuk – OF – St. Louis Cardinals

43. Starling Marte – LF – Pittsburgh Pirates

42. Francisco Lindor – SS – Cleveland Indians

41. Dee Gordon – 2B – Miami Marlins

40. Madison Bumgarner – SP – San Francisco Giants

39. Jose Abreu – 1B – Chicago White Sox

38. Troy Tulowitzki – SS – Toronto Blue Jays

37. Jacob deGrom – SP – New York Mets

36. Matt Harvey – SP – New York Mets

35. Felix Hernandez – SP – Seattle Mariners

34. Adam Jones – CF – Baltimore Orioles

33. Brandon Crawford – SS – San Francisco Giants

32. Jason Heyward – CF – Chicago Cubs

31. Michael Brantley – LF – Cleveland Indians

30. Corey Kluber – SP – Cleveland Indians

29. Dallas Keuchel – SP – Houston Astros

28. Yoenis Cespedes – CF – New York Mets

27. Nelson Cruz – RF/DH – Seattle Mariners

26. Jose Bautista – RF – Toronto Blue Jays

25. Chris Sale – SP – Chicago White Sox

24. Adrian Beltre – 3B – Texas Rangers

23. Nolan Arenado – 3B – Colorado Rockies

22. Lorenzo Cain – CF – Kansas City Royals

21. Max Scherzer – SP – Washington Nationals

20. A.J. Pollock – CF – Arizona Diamondbacks

19. Kris Bryant – 3B – Chicago Cubs

18. Anthony Rizzo – 1B – Chicago Cubs

17. David Price – SP – Boston Red Sox

16. Zack Greinke – SP – Arizona Diamondbacks

15. Robinson Cano – 2B – Seattle Mariners

14. Giancarlo Stanton – RF – Miami Marlins

13. Carlos Correa – SS – Houston Astros

12. Jose Altuve – 2B – Houston Astros

11. Joey Votto – 1B – Cincinnati Reds

10. Miguel Cabrera – 1B – Detroit Tigers

9. Jake Arrieta – SP – Chicago Cubs

8. Manny Machado – 3B – Baltimore Orioles

7. Buster Posey – C – San Francisco Giants

6. Paul Goldschmidt – 1B – Arizona Diamondbacks

5. Josh Donaldson – 3B – Toronto Blue Jays

4. Andrew McCutchen – CF – Pittsburgh Pirates

3. Clayton Kershaw – SP – Los Angeles Dodgers

2. Bryce Harper – RF – Washington Nationals

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

Ryan Braun has been revealed as the 86th best player in Major League Baseball “Right Now” entering 2016.

After a rough 2015 campaign, Jonathan Lucroy plummets from 23 all the way to 72.

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