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80.) Evan Longoria
Longoria is undoubtedly the face of the Tampa Bay Rays organization since he was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2008. Longo is a force at the plate and also commands the hot corner very well. Longo is expected to be traded away from a the rebuilding Tampa Bay Rays this season.
79.) J.D. Martinez
The young outfielder made a name for himself in the 2015 season by hitting 38 home runs. He was given the opportunity to shine on a struggling Detroit Tigers team. He will be a crucial part of their team this season in their attempt to go back to the postseason.
78.) Jeurys Familia
Familia was a crucial part of the Mets World Series run in 2015. He was dominant all season and lights out in the postseason. His ability to throw his fastball in the mid to high 90s with a wipeout splitter makes him nearly impossible to hit.
77.) Miguel Sano
Sano is coming off an impressive rookie season in 2015. He was given the opportunity to shine when top prospect Byron Buxton went down before the season started. Sano impressed at the plate making him the everyday Designated Hitter for the Minnesota Twins.
76.) Mark Melancon
The Pirates closer has been a force ever since he was given the job at the end of the game. Last season, he had a league-leading 51 saves, punching him a ticket to the All-Star Game. He has been dominant and will be crucial for the back end of the bullpen for the Pirates.
75.) Corey Seager
Seager might have only played 27 MLB games but has been so impressive that he made it to our Top 100 list. In his short stint in the majors in 2015 he had an impressive .377 batting average with four home runs. Seager is the future of the Dodgers organization and will have a stellar 2016 rookie year.
74.) Carlos Gonzalez
Gonzalez has been waiting away in Colorado for the past seven seasons. He is looking for the first ticket out of town and onto a team that will be competing for a championship. The 30 year-old Venezuelan has shown that he can hit for average and power consistently while being a plus fielder in the outfield.
73.) Alex Gordon
Gordon just signed a new deal with the Kansas City Royals after he won a championship there. Gordon has been an All-Star for the past three seasons and has been a crucial part of the Kansas City Royals organization.
72.) Jordan Zimmermann
Zimmermann has the ability to be go deep into games consistently. This offseason he signed with the Tigers to bolster their rotation. Zimmerman has the ability to paint the corners and throw all of his pitches for strikes, making him difficult to hit even after he has gone through the lineup several times.
71.) Adrian Gonzalez
A-Gone is coming off a bounce back season in 2015. He is a 30 home run hitter while still hitting above average. The former 1st overall pick has been consistent throughout his career and will continue to trend in the right direction in the 2016 season