Top 100 MLB Players: 91-100
91. Danny Salazar SP
An up-and-coming starting pitcher. If he can find his command his run prevention will improve to go along with his strong peripherals.
92. Shelby Miller SP
He posted a 3.4 fWAR with the Atlanta Braves in 2015, but will be slotted next to Greinke in Arizona’s rotation in 2016. The projections do not like him, but if he can stay healthy he will likely accumulate a strong season.
93. Kevin Pillar CF
He was one of the best center fielders and base runners in baseball in 2015, but was only league average at the plate. If Pillar can improve his hitting he might be considered a top-50 player. He may get a shot at leading off for the Toronto Blue Jays in 2016.
94. Cody Allen RP
He posted a 2.6 fWAR in 69 strong innings while striking out close to 13 batters per nine innings. His home run rate will likely go up a bit from last season, but everything else shows he’s a top reliever.
95. David Robertson RP
After signing with the White Sox after 2014 he still showed he’s a top reliever posting a strong 2.52 FIP in 63 innings. Pitch sequencing hurt Robertson last year.
96. Hunter Pence RF
He had an injured-plagued 2015, but still hit 20 percent better than league average when he was healthy. His fielding and strong base running makes him an overall solid contributor. Pence is an important leader for the San Francisco Giants.
97. Matt Holliday LF
He also had trouble staying on the field in 2015, but his hitting was still strong. If he can avoid being Hanley Ramirez in left field then he should have a decent season in 2016.
98. Kole Calhoun RF
After a breakout 2014 his hitting declined 20 percent, but his fielding improved causing him to post consecutive 3+ fWAR seasons.
99. David Peralta OF
Peralta will definitely play every day in 2016 after posting a slash of .312/.371/.522 in 2015. The former independent league player posted a 3.7 fWAR and is projected to stay well above average offensively. The Arizona Diamondbacks and their players tend to fly under the radar, but that may change in 2016. Peralta is a name to know, regardless of what team he plays for.
100. Albert Pujols 1B
His power went back up, but his balls hit in play did not. He posted a low .200 BABIP, but hit 40 bombs. His OBP was sub .320 and he had off-season foot surgery. He isn’t an elite first baseman anymore, but he can still produce runs.