Finally list is out. Check out who made it to the top of our list!
10.) Miguel Cabrera 1B Detroit Tigers
Cabrera has had himself a fantastic career being voted to the All Star game 11 times, winning 7 Silver Slugger Awards, 2 MVP trophies and 1 Triple Crown. The Tigers 1st baseman is coming off of a down season where he was injured for a substantial amount of time. Though he was injured, Cabrera managed to win his 4th batting title with a .338 average.
9.) Zack Greinke– SP Arizona Diamonbacks
There’s only one word to describe Greinke’s performance in 2015: Dominate. Greinke threw 45.2 consecutive scoreless innings last season from June 18th to July 26th. Greinke also lead the league with a 1.66 ERA winning 19 games. Greinke signed a monster deal with the Diamondbacks this offseason to captain their rotation.
8.) Giancarlo Stanton– OF Miami Marlins
There is no doubt that Stanton has the most power out of anyone in the MLB. Stanton was given the largest contract in MLB history with the value of $325 Million over 13 seasons. Stanton has raw power with the ability to hit the ball to all fields. Stanton also holds the 2 farthest homeruns hit in 2015, both measuring at 484ft.
7.) Carlos Correa– SS Houston Astros
The 21 year old shortstop came into the league last season with a splash winning the Rookie of the year award. Correa is a five tool player possessing speed, size and ability to make him one of the leagues best. His raw power along with his extreme athleticism will allow him to command the Astros infield for many years to come.
6.) Manny Machado– 3B Baltimore Orioles
The 2 time Gold Glove award winner is the best fielder in the MLB. Machado has the range and arm to play shortstop and will eventually move over but for now he is the everyday option for the Orioles. Machado also is very lethal at the plate. He has gap to gap power but was able to convert that to homerun power last season hitting 35 homeruns on the year.
5.) Andrew McCutchen– OF Pittsburgh Pirates
McCutchen is coming off another impressive season where he won a Silver Slugger award for the 4th straight year. The 5 time All Star can drive in runs, steal bases, hit for average, hit for power, and can cover tremendous ground. McCutchen has captained the Pittsburg Pirates outfield and their lineup for many years and will continue for years to come.
4.) Paul Goldschmidt-1B Arizona Diamondbacks
Goldschmidt is the most underrated player in baseball. The 3 time All Star hit an impressive .321/.435/.570 slash line in 2015 where he also hit 33 homeruns. Goldschmidt will have reinforcements in the 2016 seasons with the Diamondbacks revamped pitching staff including Zach Greinke and Shelby Miller.
3.) Clayton Kershaw– SP Los Angeles Dodgers
There is no doubt that Kershaw is the best pitcher in the game today. His lightning fastball along with his dangerously sharp curveball display his talent that earned him 3 Cy Young awards. Kershaw has lead the league in ERA 4 times and wins twice. With the loss of Zack Greinke, Kershaw is going to have a heavier load to carry in the 2016 season but with his dominant stuff, he should have no trouble.
2.) Bryce Harper– OF Washington Nationals
In 2015, Harper showed that he was more than just the hype that surrounded his name. Last season Harper hit 42 homeruns with a .330 batting average winning himself the NL MVP award. At only the age of 23, Harper has shown that he is one of the most talented players in baseball and will only continue to improve in the years to come.
1.) Mike Trout-OF Los Angeles Angels
Trout is undoubtedly the face of the MLB. In his 4 full seasons in the MLB, Trout has either won or came in second in MVP voting. Trout is a five tool player and displayed this when he stole 49 bases, hit 30 home runs with a .326 average in 2012. Trout is an obvious choice for number 1 on this list and he will continue to be one of the MLBs best.