If a team is formed with Mike Trout, Aaron Judge, and Paul Goldschmidt in the center of the batting line and Corbin Burns leading the starting lineup, how powerful will it be?
On the 4th (local time), MLB Network finished announcing the top 10 best players by position, with the starting pitcher as the last. Starting pitchers and relief pitchers were selected for 8 positions in the infield and outfield, and 100 players were selected, 10 each in 10 categories.
Corbin Burns (Milwaukee) and Edwin Dias (New York Mets) rose to the top in the starting and reliever categories, respectively.
Burns, a Cy Young Award winner in the 2021 season, made a big success last year with an ERA of 2.94. His strikeouts were 243, the highest in the league. ~In the start, he played 202 innings, clearing away doubts about durability.
Dias had a 1.31 ERA in 61 relief appearances last year. The heart rate of 50.2% is phenomenal. Diaz signed a new five-year, $102 million contract with the Mets last winter. It is the largest contract by a reliever in MLB history.
JT Realmuto (Philadelphia) is the number one catcher. Last season, he recorded career highs with an OPS+ of 129 and a WAR of 6.5, leading the team to the regular season championship.
Paul Goldschmidt (St. Louis), Jose Altuve (Houston), and Manny Machado (San Diego) will stand on first, second, and third bases in turn. As for the shortstop, Trey Turner, who moved to Philadelphia last winter, is the number one player. Last year, Goldschmidt won the National League MVP with an OPS of 0.982 and 35 homers.
American MVP Aaron Judge (New York Yankees) is the number one right fielder. His 62 home runs last season broke the American League record. Last December, he re-signed with the Yankees for 9 years and 360 million dollars. It is the largest amount in MLB history.
Mike Trout (LA Angels) center fielder, who is considered the best active player, and Jordan Alvarez, Houston’s main gun, is left fielder. Alvare hit 37 home runs last year despite only appearing in 135 games due to injury. He led the team to a World Series victory with three postseason home runs, including a Game 1 walk-off home run in the American League Division Series. Trout also only played 119 games last year due to injury, but recorded 40 home runs and an OPS of 0.999. 안전놀이터
The total number of homers hit by eight fielders last season is 277. This is more than the total home runs (254) of the New York Yankees, who hit the most home runs in the entire league last year.
If you look at 100 players by team from 1st to 10th in 10 categories, the New York Mets and Houston each have 8 players, the most in the league. On the other hand, four teams — Washington, Detroit, Oakland, and Colorado — did not include a single player.
The New York Mets, who were eliminated from the wild card game last year, are continuing their generous investment by renewing the contract with Diaz after the season and bringing Justin Verlander (2nd starting pitcher) as a free agent. Houston also has the winning streak last year. He missed Verlander, but brought in Jose Abreu (4th at first base).
The Korean leaguer did not make it into the top 10 by position. Japan’s Shohei Ohtani was selected as the sixth starting pitcher. Because the designated hitter category was not selected separately, ‘Beast Ohtani’ could not be named.