Here we are again with nine more changes to the Top 100. In general a drop happens either through flash in the pans that hopped on or season long slumps for highly touted guys or injuries. A hot two weeks can get someone on the list, but if there is no history it takes more time than if there isn’t. First the good news. The six newcomers are San Francisco treats #97 Brandon Belt and #96 Alex Dickerson, (welcome back) #84 Andrew McCutchen, #78 Willy Adames propping up Tampa, #77 Robinson Cano (the old man has ramped it up big time),  the San Diego boys #71 Jake Cronenworth (proving me wrong) and #70 Eric Hosmer, (welcome back) #68 Rhys Hoskins and #67 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. Those leaving are Aaron Judge and his injuries, Gary Sanchez, David Peralta, Edwin Encarnacion, Hanser Alberto and Christian Vazquez all batting around or under .200 with little power or slumping, and IL trips for Justin Turner and David Fletcher. The biggest blow is Anthony Santander. An oblique is probably the end of his season. It was tempting to move Trout back up to Number 1, but Tatis’ slump is too small to knock him off. #6 Trea Turner is hot as a pistol but couldn’t crack the Top 5 (Soto’s MRI came back clean), and #19 Charlie Blackmon all of a sudden isn’t squaring everything up. You can find last week’s list here. Now on to some of the other movers this week.

#8 Ronald Acuna Jr. – Youth is being served. His problems appear behind him, despite the wrist scare. Four home runs in his past few days is eye popping. He’s on his way back to the Top 5 if he keeps it up.

#11 Christian Yelich – Is it time to worry that he’s never going to fully bring it in 2020? Been a big disappointment for the Brewers so far. Three homers, two steals, .220 the last two weeks.

#22 Anthony Rizzo – Has started to pick it up, and having Bryant back will only help him.

#27 Marcell OzunaAlex Dickerson thought having three homers in a game was special. Adam Duvall pulled it off this week too, but Ozuna;s was part of a bigger story. Hitting in the .370s in the past 14 games with big time power.

#32 Bryce Harper, #33 Nick Castellanos and #34 Brandon Lowe – These guys have all disappointed over the past few weeks. Sure, Lowe has much less history than the others, but it seems right to stick them all here. More than likely Castellanos and Harper move up again before Lowe, but it’s 2020, anything can happen.

#40 Franmil Reyes – .364 the last 14 days, .476 the last week. Has included two homers and five doubles over the past 14.

#41 Matt Olson – Olson’s power has all of a sudden dried up, and he’s right around .200 or under.

#46 Kyle Schwarber – Every once in a while he turns it on big time and shows the power potential that’s always lurking. Right now is one of those times.

#51 Alex Verdugo – One of the few Red Sox who seems to get a hit every day. Also a doubles machine with home run power.

#61 DJ LeMahieu – Bounced off the IL with bells on so far. He doesn’t care how many of his teammates go down, he’s a hitting machine.

#63 Ian Happ, #69 Marcus Semien, #99 Jose Altuve and #100 Max Kepler are all dealing with short term injuries and/or IL stints since the last list. We’ll see if Altuve and Kepler are season ending.

#76 Kyle Tucker – Continues to increase his plate coverage and power, one of the very few highlights for the 2020 Astros.

#81 Eugenio Suarez – He’s just barely managed to keep that average above .200 for the past few weeks, but his power has shown up with eight home runs (of his nine on the year) in the past two weeks.

#56 Ketel Marte, #80 Mitch Moreland, #89 Adalberto Mondesi, #92 Kyle Seager, #93 Austin Meadows and #98 Kole Calhoun are all suffering from various levels of bad seasons with good history or slumps that threaten their spot on the list.

#90 Teoscar Hernandez – Special attention to this injury. He’s been an across the board contributor and total revelation this year with a .308 average, 14 homers, 27 RBI and 5 steals. The Toronto Sun’s Rob Longley is reporting that he is expected to miss serious time with a suspected rib injury. Details on the injury are still forthcoming. For now we’ll stick him here and hope for better news for his owners.

Rank Name Position Team Last Change
1 Fernando Tatis Jr. SS SD 1 0
2 Mike Trout OF LAA 3 1
3 Mookie Betts OF LAD 4 1
4 Manny Machado SS/3B SD 5 1
5 Juan Soto OF WSH 6 1
6 Trea Turner SS WSH 10 4
7 Cody Bellinger 1B/OF LAD 2 -5
8 Ronald Acuna Jr. OF ATL 12 4
9 Nelson Cruz DH MIN 8 -1
10 Trevor Story SS COL 9 -1
11 Christian Yelich OF MIL 7 -4
12 Jose Abreu 1B CHW 13 1
13 Luis Robert OF CHW 17 4
14 J.T. Realmuto C PHI 18 4
15 Tim Anderson SS CHW 19 4
16 Anthony Rendon 3B LAA 20 4
17 Francisco Lindor SS CLE 21 4
18 Nolan Arenado 3B COL 22 4
19 Charlie Blackmon OF COL 11 -8
20 Luke Voit 1B NYY 24 4
21 Jose Ramirez 3B CLE 25 4
22 Anthony Rizzo 1B CHC 37 15
23 Matt Chapman 3B OAK 27 4
24 Jesse Winker OF CIN 28 4
25 Kyle Lewis OF SEA 29 4
26 Eloy Jimenez OF CHW 30 4
27 Marcell Ozuna OF ATL 42 15
28 Xander Bogaerts SS BOS 32 4
29 Keston Hiura 2B MIL 33 4
30 Paul Goldschmidt 1B STL 43 13
31 Rafael Devers 3B BOS 35 4
32 Bryce Harper OF PHI 14 -18
33 Nick Castellanos OF CIN 16 -17
34 Brandon Lowe 2B TAM 23 -11
35 Starling Marte OF ARI 36 1
36 Carlos Correa SS HOU 38 2
37 Freddie Freeman 1B ATL 39 2
38 Whit Merrifield 2B/OF KC 40 2
39 J.D. Martinez OF BOS 41 2
40 Franmil Reyes OF CLE 51 11
41 Matt Olson 1B OAK 26 -15
42 Trent Grisham OF SD 45 3
43 Yuli Gurriel 1B/3B HOU 46 3
44 Wilmer Flores 2B SF 47 3
45 Randal Grichuk OF TOR 48 3
46 Kyle Schwarber OF CHC 74 28
47 Dansby Swanson SS ATL 53 6
48 Corey Seager SS LAD 54 6
49 Donovan Solano SS SF 49 0
50 Cavan Biggio 2B TOR 55 5
51 Alex Verdugo OF BOS 76 25
52 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 1B TOR 58 6
53 Javier Baez SS CHC 59 6
54 Michael Conforto OF NYM 61 7
55 Max Muncy 1B/2B/3B/OF LAD 62 7
56 Ketel Marte 2B/OF ARI 34 -22
57 Mike Yastrzemski OF SFG 64 7
58 Jonathan Villar 2B/SS MIA 65 7
59 Eddie Rosario OF MIN 66 7
60 Jorge Soler OF KC 67 7
61 DJ LeMahieu 1B/2B/3B NYY 95 34
62 Wil Myers 1B/3B/OF SD 69 7
63 Ian Happ OF CHC 44 -19
64 Shohei Ohtani DH LAA 71 7
65 Alex Bregman SS/3B HOU 72 7
66 Pete Alonso 1B NYM 73 7
67 Lourdes Gurriel Jr. OF TOR NA NA
68 Rhys Hoskins 1B PHI NA NA
69 Marcus Semien SS OAK 56 -13
70 Eric Hosmer 1B SD NA NA
71 Jake Cronenworth SS/2B SD NA NA
72 Yoan Moncada 3B CHW 79 7
73 Jonathan Schoop 2B DET 80 7
74 Josh Donaldson 3B MIN 82 8
75 Jeff McNeil 2B/3B/OF NYM 78 3
76 Kyle Tucker 1B/OF HOU 99 23
77 Robinson Cano 2B NYM NA NA
78 Willy Adames SS TAM NA NA
79 Kris Bryant 3B CHC 100 21
80 Mitch Moreland 1B BOS 52 -28
81 Eugenio Suarez 3B CIN 92 11
82 Pedro Severino C BAL 85 3
83 George Springer OF HOU 87 4
84 Andrew McCutchen OF PHI NA NA
85 Austin Nola C SEA 89 4
86 Renato Nunez 1B BAL 90 4
87 Jorge Polanco SS MIN 91 4
88 Dominic Smith OF NYM 83 -5
89 Adalberto Mondesi SS KC 60 -29
90 Teoscar Hernandez OF TOR 15 -75
91 Victor Robles OF WSH 88 -3
92 Kyle Seager 3B SEA 75 -17
93 Austin Meadows OF TB 70 -23
94 Bo Bichette SS TOR 94 0
95 Ozzie Albies 2B ATL 97 2
96 Alex Dickerson OF SF NA NA
97 Brandon Belt 1B SF NA NA
98 Kole Calhoun OF ARI 63 -35
99 Jose Altuve 2B HOU 57 -42
100 Max Kepler OF MIN 50 -50
 
  1. Beard is Weird says:
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    Goldy over Freeman is interesting for me. I don’t think I’ve heard his name all year…….or 2. Probably just my ignorance

    • Beard is Weird says:
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      And Rizzo cruising past Freeman by 15 spots

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      These guys aren’t far from each other it’s true. More about Goldy having a great career and coming back hitting .298 with a HR 6 rbi & a steal since coming back, Rizzo hitting .240 the last 14 but 3 HR and 8 RBI with a steal and Bryant coming back. Freeman is hitting .364 the last 14 with 2 HR and 12 RBI, but here’s the thing. Freeman is on one of the wackiest 2020 teams with Acuna in and out and he had Covid. It’s true I still hold that against him. I probably shouldn’t. I looked at all of them and probably gave a little too much credit to the one steal for Rizzo and Goldy.

  2. Mr. Sweat Necklace says:
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    Your Jesse Winker and Kyle Tucker rankings ruin this whole article.

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Jesse Winker .298 10 HR SB 163 OPS+ 990 Career AB, .287 Career BA.
      Kyle Tucker .283 7 HR 5 SB 140 OPS+ 269 Career AB, .245 Career BA.
      What’s the problem again? Winker is putting together a career year which you would expect after around 1,000 AB. Tucker just started and just started showing he can contact the ball on a consistent basis. As with other guys, if Tucker keeps it up he’ll keep moving up the list, but Winker hasn’t slumped enough to fall.

  3. luvdarooks says:
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    Have you heard ANYTHING on DAHL & MEJIA (c SD) returning this week. ?? Lineups are due tonight

    • Thomas Howland

      Thomas Howland says:
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      Dahl is getting good reports from the alternate training site, but the acquisition of Pillar clouds that picture a bit. No real updates on Mejia’s injury status, but he’ll likely have his chance if he can come back thanks to Luis Campusano having a hand injury and the Padres wanting to be careful with Campusano. But that all depends on Mejia coming back.

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