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Dodgers: Max Muncy Earns High Ranking at First Base From MLB Network

Muncy ranked at the top tier of yet another position



One of these days, we should call Los Angeles Dodgers’ slugger Max Muncy ‘The Swiss Army Knife’. Already named one of the top players in the game as a second baseman by ESPN.com, Muncy has a new publication praising his virtues.

First let’s pause and realize that two years ago right now, we couldn’t even dream up a player like Muncy in existence.

Now, MLB Network ranks Muncy as the second best first baseman in the game; according to their ever-popular ‘Shredder’ and other rankings. You can see the full list of ranked first baseman below.

Here is how MLB Network breaks down the top ten:

  1. Freddie Freeman, Atlanta
  2. Max Muncy, Los Angeles
  3. Pete Alonso, New York (NL)
  4. Anthony Rizzo, Chicago
  5. Paul Goldschmidt, St. Louis
  6. Matt Olson, Oakland
  7. Luke Voit, New York (AL)
  8. Carlos Santana, Philadelphia
  9. Josh Bell, Pittsburgh
  10. Edwin Encarnacion, Chicago (AL)

Indeed, Muncy said recently that proving his 2018 was no fluke was a big deal to him. Currently being ranked amongst the game’s elite at another position proves he’s become a household name.

Honestly – in Dodgers circles – we already knew that. When you think about the offense, the versatility, the 2018 World Series walk-off, the All-Star appearance, the Splash Shot off Bumgarner; all of these things have become Muncy’s calling card.

Perhaps it’s time to realize that Muncy is not just a star within his own clubhouse, but in the entire game of baseball. Undeniably, I think that is the take-home message of this post.

Of course, the great news is Muncy is in his prime years. Therefore, over the next few seasons; the sky is really the limit as to what he can do in the middle of the Dodgers’ order. The fact that he can fill in at a few different positions is just the cherry on the blue sundae.

NEXT: Muncy Amongst Dodgers Heading to Salary Arbitration Hearing

Written by Staff Writer

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  1. You gotta love Maximum Muncy. You could send him back in time machine to the 19th century and he’d fit right in. He’s a blue collar steady performer. He’s the best pickup for the Dodgers since Justin Turner. Both went from castoffs to stars. And their both easy to like.

    • Yeah, it just so hard to understand why so many Dodger fans think we should get rid of him, like he’s just an average player. No one but Cody Bellinger has done what Max has done for the last couple of years. Like Evans wrote, basically a nothing to a something with the Dodgers. And they rated him higher than Pete Alonzo, Anthony Rizzo and Paul Goldschmidt which is saying something… Go Maxie, I hipe the Dodger pay you what you deserve after three years, its not like they can’t afford it!

  2. The Dodgers have a solid team not sure why all the “ask Justin Turner to move to first. Seems like all that movement was going to cause chaos. What the Dodgers needed to do was get an Ace in the starting rotation and more relief help. The signing of bullpen moves was good not great but we will see. Max Muncy has been really really good I think even better than getting Turner who also has been a very good pick up and solid for a handful of years. This team can take the title I do believe. I say don’t give up on Cory Seager just yet I think he still has it in himself. Go DODGERS!!!

  3. All of which makes it incomprehensible that the Dodgers are messing around with his arbitration. Give him the additional 1/2 million and get it done.

    • I agree. Just pay the man. He’s more than worth it. Why p**s a guy off for no reason? Give him the thanks he deserves.

  4. Can’t believe these billionaire sleaze bags are acting this way over chump change to them. Pay him what he wants and deserves and he’ll also be happier too. You don’t want a disgruntled player. It’s just a joke that they being cheap about a minuscule amount of money to them

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