Rank

First Name

Last Name

Team

1 Anthony Rendon Was
2 Jose Altuve Hou
3 Robinson Cano Sea
4 Mookie Betts Bos
5 Ian Kinsler Det
6 Brian Dozier Min
7 Jason Kipnis Cle
8 Neil Walker Pit
9 Dustin Pedroia Bos
10 Kolten Wong StL
11 Daniel Murphy NYM
12 Howie Kendrick LAD
13 Dee Gordon Mia
14 Chase Utley Phi
15 Aaron Hill Ari
16 Ben Zobrist Oak
17 Scooter Gennett Mil
18 Josh Harrison Pit
19 Asdrubal Cabrera TB
20 Chris Owings Ari
21 Javier Baez ChC
22 Arismendy Alcantara ChC
23 Martin Prado Mia
24 Brett Lawrie Oak
25 Brandon Phillips Cin
26 Jedd Gyorko SD
27 Rougned Odor Tex
28 Marcus Semien Oak
29 Jonathan Schoop Bal
30 Omar Infante KC
31 Emilio Bonifacio CWS
32 Nick Franklin TB
33 D.J. LeMahieu Col
34 Didi Gregorius NYY
35 Stephen Drew NYY
36 Wilmer Flores NYM
37 Yangervis Solarte SD
38 Joe Panik SF
39 Josh Rutledge LAA
40 Brad Miller Sea

Notable Higher Ranked Player

Aaron Hill: My Rank- 15 ECR- 26

Aaron Hill is 32-years old, so last year truly could mark a cliff season and a sign of things to come. Second baseman don't tend to age well, but I'm not ready to throw dirt on him yet. The BABIP gods were unkind to Hill last season as his 24.5% line drive rate (career high) netted him only a .276 BABIP. A little more favorable luck on balls in play this year and an uptick in HR/FB rate closer to his 2013 mark and you've got yourself a player nearly valuable enough to start at the keystone position in standard leagues.

Notable Lower Ranked Player

Dee Gordon: My Rank- 13 ECR- 5

The long awaited -- possibly given up on -- breakout for Dee Gordon took place last year. He hit .289, and more importantly, he stole 64 bases. It's easy to see why others have him ranked so highly. I, however, am skeptical of his ability to get on base again this year. As the saying goes, you can't steal first base. Gordon walked in a paltry 4.8% of his plate appearances and required a .346 BABIP to get to his average. Fast players are to be expected to post high BABIPs, but that's a full 20 points higher than his career BABIP. Even more alarming than potential BABIP regression is that his already low walk rate cratered to 1.6% in the second half of the season. Get your speed elsewhere.