It’s almost time again for Opening Day and MLB recently released its top ranking players for the upcoming campaign.
Once again this year’s top spot belongs to the LA Angels outfielder Mike Trout, whose star just seems to continue to rise. The 22 year old offers an excellent combination of speed and stamina and in 2013 he became only the second man to end multiple seasons with 25 long balls, 30 steals and an average of at least.320. He came in 2nd in the American League MVP race and retains his number 1 ranking in fantasy baseball for another year.
Miguel Cabrera is at number two in the preview for the second consecutive year, despite having scooped the MVP award yet again. Okay, so we all know that the Detroit Tigers slugger has had an exceptional 2 years and that he seems to have the skill and luck of a jackpot winner MobileCasinoCanada.ca but he keeps missing that elusive top spot in the preview, so he might just need to pick up speed as he only stole 3 bases last season.
The MLB preview’s Number 3 player is Paul Goldschmidt, one of the fastest runners in MLB and first baseman for the Arizona Diamond Backs. He swiped 15 bags in the last season and this statistic alone is enough to earn him a spot in the top 5. He’s Arizona’s hottest star and he racked up 125 RBI’s and 36 home Runs in 2013.
NL MVP award winner Andrew McCutchen comes in at number 4 and the Pittsburgh Pirates centre fielder whose been called “Mike Trout Lite” was one of only 3 ML players to finish last season with at least 25 steals and 20 home runs. He remains incredibly consistent and although he may be inching into the senior’s circuit he finished 2013 with the best significant statistics.
Carlos Gonzalez “CarGo” earns himself the number 5 spot in the preview and despite his cheesy nickname the 28 year old outfielder for the Colorado Rockies has made a huge impact on the game. He has been plagued by injury so his stats look super impressive, but in 2014 he could go one of two ways- boom or bust.
Hopefully this article helps you update your fantasy picks and keeps your choices relevant for the 162-game 2014 season.