To determine this, ESPN polled 40 MLB writers, analysts, contributors and Insiders to determine the top 100 and rank them, voting on 200 players. For a basis of comparison, for each player, we’ve looked at where they ranked in 2019 — if they made the top 100 — as well as some additional info to consider about each going into the season.
Did you know? Conforto posted career highs across the board on offense, but the most encouraging stat might be his games played, as he topped 150 for the second straight year after coping with injury issues earlier in his career. Conforto’s contact rate also continues to improve and his plate discipline is excellent, lending hope that he’ll keep getting better.
Did you know? Pham put up his second 20-20 season in the past three years, producing one for the Rays the year after they traded for him, and one for the Cardinals before his 2018 trade. Now that he has been traded to San Diego, can he add a third with the Padres?
Did you know? Hiura burst onto the scene after being called up from the minors for good at the end of June, forcing his way into the Brewers’ lineup. From July 1 on, he had 14 home runs, 43 RBIs and eight steals, with an OPS of…