Top 100 Players in MLB

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Top 100 MLB Players: 71-80

71. Starling Marte LF

The Gold Glover is continuing to post above average numbers at the plate and is a strong base-runner. Playing for the small-market Pirates, Marte is one of the most underrated players in the league.

72. Jordan Zimmermann SP

He signed a big $100 million deal with Detroit in the offseason after close to seven seasons with Washington. Zimmermann has posted five straight seasons of three-plus WAR ball and looks to improve with the Detroit Tigers.

73. Dellin Betances RP

He might be the best reliever in baseball after posting amazing peripherals in two straight seasons. It’s likely he will continue his role as the setup man and part time closer.

74. Yu Darvish SP

Darvish sat out the entire 2015 season due to Tommy John surgery. In three seasons at the big-league level he has a combined 12.9 fWAR and 3.17 FIP.

75. Garrett Richards SP

If Richards could find his strike-out pitch, he might win a Cy Young or two. His projections have him as a three-plus win player in 2016.

76. Kyle Seager 3B

Seager signed a huge deal to stay in Seattle for the rest of his career and he didn’t disappoint in 2015 posting a 3.9 fWAR. His hitting dropped 11 percent from the year before, but his power and defense stayed strong.

77. Wade Davis RP

Can’t argue that Davis is an elite reliever, and now you can’t argue that he has a World Series championship. There’s little doubt he will continue his mastery in 2016.

78. Lucas Duda 1B

Underrated by New York media and fans, Duda has posted two straight seasons of three-plus wins with 57 home runs. It’s likely he is a top-ten first baseman.

79. Adrian Gonzalez 1B

Still ridiculously “clutch,” he is still hitting 30 percent above average and has ten seasons in a row of 2.9 fWAR or more.

80. Jason Kipnis 2B

After a breakout season in 2013, he struggled in 2014, only to come back and post a five-win season in 2015. Kipnis is one of the top-five second basemen in the American League.

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