MLB Network unveiled its full top 100 current players list, and the Dodgers did quite well.
Clayton Kershaw, Corey Seager, Justin Turner, Kenley Jansen, Yasmani Grandal and Adrian Gonzalez all placed. The list is based on how a player performed in 2016 and how he projects in 2017.
Kershaw lands at No. 2 and Corey Seager is at 11. https://t.co/shPtLB9fyc
— Dodger Insider (@DodgerInsider) February 18, 2017
The Angels’ Mike Trout finished No. 1 for the fourth time in five years, and Kershaw took the second slot.
After his first full season, Seager worked his way to No. 11 on the list, sandwiched between Cincinnati’s Joey Votto and Colorado’s Nolan Arenado. Seager is considered an early favorite for 2017 NL MVP.
Turner had a breakout season a year ago and was rewarded with a $64 million contract. He came in at No. 56. Jansen, who was also re-signed this offseason, is positioned nine spots higher at No. 65.
Grandal and Gonzalez are 90 and 91, respectively. Grandal has slimmed down in trying to become a more complete player. Gonzalez has been the model of consistency across the last decade, but he’s shut down for two weeks with elbow pain.
Last year’s Chicago Cubs placed six players on the MLB Network top 100. The Dodgers can only hope it’s a good omen.