Holliday and Carpenter make the list for the Cardinals. Read more to see where they fall.
60.) Adam Eaton
Eaton is arguably the best leadoff hitter in the MLB. He is a .300 hitter who has the ability to steal 20 plus bases per year. Eaton ability to hit extra base hits makes him a perfect sparkplug for the top of the lineup on any team. He also is an above average fielder in center.
59.) Dee Gordon
The son of all star reliever Tom “Flash” Gordon, Dee Gordon has emerge as one of the best second basemen in the MLB. Gordon had a breakout year last season, leading the NL with a .333 average and swiping 58 bases. Gordon also won a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger awards in 2015 cementing his breakout season.
58.) Matt Holliday
Holiday is not the player he once was but he is still an all star. In 2015 Holiday started off strong earning him a ticket to Cincinnati for the all star game but then was injured for the rest of the season. Before his injury, Holiday showed no signs of slowing down, hitting for high averages while still consistently hitting 20 homerun seasons.
57.) Wade Davis
Davis made a name of himself last season when Kansas City Royals closer Greg Holland went down with an injury. Davis posted an astonishing 0.94 ERA in 67.1 innings last year. Davis was crucial in Kansas City’s World Series championships by not giving up a run in 10.2 innings pitched.
56.) Marcus Stroman
Stroman rose to the scene in 2014 during his rookie season. He dominated hitters winning 11 out of his 20 starts. He was injured for the majority of the 2015 season but when he got back he was dominate winning all 4 of his starts while posting a 1.67 ERA during that span.
55.) Salvador Perez
Perez has emerged as one of the best catchers in the MLB. In the last 3 seasons he has earned an invite to the all star game. Perez is one of the best defensive catchers in the MLB throwing out 32% of runners attempting to steal on him earning him 3 straight Gold Gloves.
54.) Matt Carpenter
The Cardinals 3rd baseman is one of the most underrated players in the MLB. Carpenter has one of the best eyes in the league with one of the highest walk rates in the MLB. He is also a doubles machine leading in the NL in doubles with 44 in 2015. Carpenter also has shown that he can hit for power hitting 28 dingers in 2015.
53 .) Stephen Strasburg
The former Golden Spikes award winner and 1st overall pick, Strasburg has had a dominate career. Unfortunately, it has been plagued with injuries. Strasburg’s unique arm slot makes him injury prone. When Strasburg is healthy, he is straight out nasty. He has the ability to throw his fastball in the triple digits while his off speed pitches are by far one of the best in the league.
52.) Joey Votto
Votto is one of the best 1st baseman in the MLB. Though he is wasting away in Cincinnati, he is still putting up MVP type numbers. The 4 time all star and former MVP award winner has by far the best eye in the MLB. Last season he drew 143 walks with a .459 on base percentage. Votto also has the ability to hit for power, hitting 29 homeruns in 2015 with 33 doubles.
51.) Francisco Liriano
Liriano is coming off another impressive season. He’s been consistent throughout his career. The big lefty is still able to paint the corners and move his fastball to keep hitters off-balance. His strikeout rate is still extremely impressive striking out 205 batters in 186.2 innings last year.