Ultimate Top 10 Right Now

This is the last in our 2020 Top 10 Right Now series highlighting the Top 10 players at each position, as well as, taking the number one player from each position to create a Top 10, Top 10 list. Ok, actually, this is a Top 11 list based on each position including the top reliever…

Top 10 Right Now – First Basemen

It’s very possible that we are witnessing a changing of the guard.  With Joey Votto, Paul Goldschmidt and Jose Abreu possibly on their way out, they are being challenged by an impressive young crop in Pete Alonso, Matt Olson, Josh Bell and Rhys Hoskins. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to…

Top 10 Right Now – Left Fielders

We’re winding down with two more positional lists to go.  Left field remains one of the weaker spots on the diamond in relation to the others.  Even before the position lost Christian Yelich and Ronald Acuna Jr. from last year’s rankings, it needed some help.  It appears Giancarlo Stanton will find himself in the field…

Top 10 Right Now – Relief Pitchers

Annually the most fluid list as the volatility of the relief market is fragile.  In fact, seven of our projected top-11 from last year’s list, won’t return this year.  Several of the stalwarts had down seasons and may fall off the list entirely with up-and-comers taking their place. A new list will be published each…

Top 10 Right Now – Second Basemen

Second base has become one of MLB’s weakest positions.  That said, it may also be an emerging position with several new names entering the Statistical Top 10.  Time will tell if they have the staying power, but it should be an interesting spot to watch in the next few years. A new list will be…

Top 10 Right Now – Center Fielders

You know we’re in the age of teams thinking outside the box when both Joey Gallo and Mark Canha are candidates for the center field list.  It must be working because both had statistically top-10 seasons.  Where do they rank heading into 2020?  Read on. A new list will be published each Monday leading up…

Top 10 Right Now – Starting Pitchers

With established vets, emerging superstars and guys who bounced back this season, putting together the list was tough.  A few pitching staffs appear to be loaded heading into 2020. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at…

Top 10 Right Now – Managers

As recent trend has it, we saw a number of managerial spots open up again for the coming season.  From dismissals (Angels, Mets, Padres, Phillies, Pirates) to retirement (Giants, Royals) to a mutual parting of ways (Cubs) a total of eight teams (over a quarter of MLB!) will have new skippers at the helm in…

Dominant Teammates: MVP and Cy Young Duos

With the Astros narrowly missing a sweep of the major awards in 2019, it got me thinking about the best MVP and Cy Young teammates to win their respective award in the same year. We’ll go back to 1956, the year the Cy Young award was introduced.  Not included are the seasons that saw pitchers…

Top 10 Right Now – Executives

We’re back again with our annual Top 10 Right Now lists, starting once again with the front office. A new list will be published each Monday leading up to pitchers and catchers reporting in February. The lists will highlight the Top 10 players at each position, managers and executives, finishing up with the Ultimate Top…

2019 Postseason Awards and Playoff Predictions

The end of the season is a great time for a do-over.  While my preseason predictions don’t look all that bad (a review piece coming after the playoffs conclude), I still missed on a few postseason teams.  Because of that, it’s time to reshuffle the bracket and awards predictions.  Let’s go! NL Wild Card Brewers…