ESPN MLB’s Top 100 List for 2016 - A Look into Top 10 Players

Major League Baseball (MLB) is a professional baseball organization. MLB have produced a lot of legend players and exceptional teams so far. So, there is a huge expectation in teams and players amid fans when the 2016 season starts at once. People have already begun to ask themselves and aloud who will be the best players in Major League Baseball in the 2016 season. ESPN created a group of MLB writers, analysts and contributors have created a list 100 players to watch out for 2016 season. Let’s have a close look at the top 10 players to watch out 2016 MLB season as per ESPN experts:

1.     Mike Trout

ESPN experts consider Mike Trout as number one player to look out for the 2016 MLB season. He plays for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Trout was AL Most Valuable Player in 2014. He is a four-time All-Star and a two-time All-Star Game MVP. He leads all players with 37.9 WAR.  He can be handy in defense, walks, base running, and durability as well which makes him No. 1 player in 2016 MLB season.

2.     Bryce Harper

ESPN experts think that Bryce Harper can bring intense challenge to Mike Trout. He plays for Washington Nationals and his 2015 stats include .330 BA, 1.109 OPS, 42 HRs, and 99 RBIs. In 2015 season, he became the youngest unanimous MVP in baseball history and was chosen for the 2012 All-Star Game. Harper received the NL Rookie of the Year Award in 2012.

3.     Clayton Kershaw

ESPN experts believe that Clayton Kershaw is a terrific player and the one to be watched for 2016 season. He plays for the Los Angeles Dodger and his 2015 stats include 33 GS, 16-7, 2.13 ERA, 301 Ks. He is a three-time Cy Young Award winner and the 2014 National League Most Valuable Player. Kershaw has 1,746 strikeouts in 1,611 career innings pitched.

4.     Paul Goldschmidt

ESPN experts trust that Paul Goldschmidt is one of the most important players to look out during 2016 season. He plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks and his 2015 stats include .321 BA, 1.005 OPS, 33 HRs, and 110 RBIs. He is a three-time MLB All-Star and also has attained the National League Hank Aaron Award, Gold Glove Award, and Silver Slugger Award.

5.     Andrew McCutchen

ESPN experts hope that Andrew McCutchen will be one of the best players in 2016 season. He plays for Pittsburgh Pirates and his 2015 stats include.292 BA, .889 OPS, 23 HRs, and 96 RBIs. He has delivered five straight seasons with 60 or further extra-base hits. He has been chosen for the All-Star Game for the past five seasons (2011-15). You can secure your discount Pittsburgh Pirates tickets from here without service fee and enjoy the live actions of Andrew McCutchen.

6.     Zack Greinke

ESPN experts place Zack Greinke as an important player to watch out during 2016 season. He plays for Arizona Diamondbacks and his 2015 stats include 32 GS, 19-3, 1.66 ERA, and 200 Ks. In 2009, he appeared in the MLB All-Star Game. Greinke g went in front all of baseball with a 1.66 ERA last season.

7.     Josh Donaldson

ESPN experts think Josh Donaldson will be a vital player in 2016 season. He plays for Toronto Blue Jays and his 2015 stats include .297 BA, .939 OPS, 41 HRs, and 123 RBIs. Josh was fourth, eighth and first in the past three AL MVP votes. He is powerful with the glove and it makes him a valuable player.

8.     Giancarlo Stanton

As per ESPN experts Giancarlo Stanton will be a main player in 2016 season. He plays for Miami Marlins and his 2015 stats include .265 BA, .952 OPS, 27 HRs, and 67 RBIs. He was chosen to the Major League Baseball All-Star Game in 2012 and 2014. Stanton has hit 181 home runs since he debuted in 2010 and it have come in 2,567 at-bats.

9.     Jake Arrieta

ESPN experts see Jake Arrieta as a significant player in 2016 season.  He plays for Chicago Cubs and his 2015 stats include 33 GS, 22-6, 1.77 ERA, and 236 Ks. Arrieta won the National League Cy Young Award and was the MLB wins leader.

10.     Miguel Cabrera

According to ESPN experts Miguel Cabrera is a vital player during 2016 season and he is a most feared and admired hitters in the game. He plays for Detroit Tigers and his 2015 stats include .338 BA, .974 OPS, 18 HRs, and 76 RBIs. He is a two-time AL Most Valuable Player award winner, a four-time AL batting champion, and a ten-time MLB All-Star.