The Cardinals’ closer cracks the rankings on this section of the Player Rankings. See who else is around him.
50.) Aroldis Chapman CL New York Yankees
The newly acquired Yankees closer will be suspended for 30 games in the beginning of 2015. Chapman’s fastball that sits at 100 MPH is no match for MLB hitters. In his 319 innings in the MLB, he has struck out an astonishing 546 batters. He also compliments his fastball with a wipeout slider. At the end of the games, Chapman is an automatic save.
49.) Brian Dozier 2B Minnesota Twins
The 2015 all star had a very strong start to his 2015 season. Unfortunately, the second half of the season was not as kind to him. He did not put up the same numbers that he started the season. Dozier is a power option at 2nd base but his average has been lacking over recent years. Dozier also has the ability to swipe a few bags throughout the season.
48.) Yasiel Puig OF Los Angeles Dodgers
Throughout his career, Puig has been a gotten himself in a lot of trouble. Despite his off the field troubles, Puig is a force on the field. He has the ability to throw runners out regardless where he is on the field. He also has the rare combination of power and speed that allows him to become a force at the plate and on the bases.
47.) Trevor Rosenthal CL St. Louis Cardinals
The Cardinals flame throwing closer has already proven himself at the MLB level at the young age of 25 years old. Rosenthal has been dominate at the end of the games, shortening games for manager Mike Matheny. His fastball ahs the ability to hit triple digits, throwing it by MLB hitters.
46.) Freddie Freeman 1B Atlanta Braves
Freeman is wasting away in Atlanta with the rebuilding Braves. He is the only all star left on a team that is predominately rookies. Freedman has raw power but can also hit for high average. His fielding ability is also very impressive and saves his team from errors at 1B.
45.) Christian Yelich OF Miami Marlins
The 24 year old outfielder has impressed in his 3 seasons in the show. He has hit a career .290/.365/.416 slash line. He also has the ability to swipe a few bases while playing stellar defense. Yelich is still only 24 years old and has a ton of potential to become a top 10 player in the MLB.
44.) Jason Heyward OF Chicago Cubs
Heyward signed with the Chicago Cubs last offseason as the biggest splash of the offseason. Heyward hit an impressive .293 last season with 33 doubles. He is a strong defensive player and will be a crucial part in the middle of the Cubs lineup.
43.) Adrian Beltre 3B Texas Rangers
The 36 year old 3rd baseman has shown no signs of slowing down. Beltre is still the stellar defender and impactful bat in the middle of the Rangers order. He is one of the rare power hitters who also can maintain a .300 average.
42.) Cole Hamels SP Texas Rangers
Hamels was traded from the Phillies last trade deadline to the Rangers and helped them earn a trip to the ALDS. Hamels has wipeout stuff along with stellar control that makes him unstoppable on the bump.
41.) Jose Abreu 1B Chicago White Sox
Abreu rose to the scene in 2014 after defecting from Cuba when he won the AL rookie of the year award. Abreu has raw power hitting 66 homeruns in the last two season. He also displays the ability to hit for high averaging hitting .303 throughout his career.