Pitchers and catchers report in just a few days, and in the wake of the Jed Lowrie trade and Chris Carpenter news, I’m providing an update to my first set of rankings, published in early January. It’s important to note that we don’t know at this point what fallout there will be (if any) from the Biogenesis investigation, and I haven’t altered my rankings with regards to that situation. I can see bypassing Ryan Braun at No. 1 overall if you think this report could affect his playing time even slightly, but I don’t think it’ll happen, so I’ve kept him atop the rankings.
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