MLB PRESS RELEASE - Cespedes and Syndergaard ranked on MLB Network's TOP 10


Watch Video Recaps of Cespedes’ and Syndergaard’s Top-Ten Rankings Here and Here
  January 23, 2017 – New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes was ranked 2nd on MLB Network’s Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now! program yesterday, while Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ranked 9th on the Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now!. Cespedes finished one spot ahead of the Pirates’ Starling Marte and one spot behind the Brewers’ Ryan Braun. Syndergaard finished one spot ahead of the Diamondbacks’ Zack Greinke and one spot behind the Giants’ Johnny Cueto.
Taking into account player performance over several seasons with an emphasis on 2016, a number of offensive and defensive metrics both advanced and traditional, and projected performance for the upcoming season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series ranks the top players at each position heading into the 2017 season.
The complete rankings for left fielders and starting pitchers are listed below, and embeddable video recaps on Cespedes and Syndergaard can be seen here and here:
Top 10 Left Fielders Right Now!
1.    Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers
2.    Yoenis Cespedes, New York Mets
3.    Starling Marte, Pittsburgh Pirates
4.    Khris Davis, Oakland Athletics
5.    Michael Brantley, Cleveland Indians
6.    Randal Grichuk, St. Louis Cardinals
7.    Justin Upton, Detroit Tigers
8.    Carlos Beltran, Houston Astros
9.    Brett Gardner, New York Yankees
10.  Adam Duvall, Cincinnati Reds
Top 10 Starting Pitchers Right Now!
1.    Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
2.    Max Scherzer, Washington Nationals
3.    Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
4.    Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
5.    Jon Lester, Chicago Cubs
6.    Corey Kluber, Cleveland Indians
7.    Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox
8.    Johnny Cueto, San Francisco Giants
9.    Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets
10.  Zack Greinke, Arizona Diamondbacks
Now in its seventh season, MLB Network’s Top 10 Right Now! series is hosted by Brian Kenny with contributing analysis from MLB Network on-air personalities, Boston Red Sox senior advisor of baseball operations and renowned sabermetrician Bill James, President of SABR Vince Gennaro and MLB.com analyst Mike Petriello. The rankings will continue next Sunday, January 29 with MLB’s top ten shortstops unveiled at 8:00 p.m. ET, featuring analysis from MLB Network’s Bill Ripken, and the top ten first basemen at 9:00 p.m. ET, with analysis from MLB Network’s Sean Casey.
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Eddie Corona said...

Yeah OK... I know rankings are subjective but Cespedes behind Braun now? I could see behind Starling Marte and that based on potential ... Cespedes has proven over the past 3 years he is "THE MAN"
And Thor as 9th? Did anyone watch the Wild Card game... At worse he is top 5 and I would argue the order of their Top 5...
1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
2. Madison Bumgarner, San Francisco Giants
3. Chris Sale, Boston Red Sox
4. Jake Arrieta, Chicago Cubs
5. Noah Syndergaard, New York Mets

Mack Ade said...

The good news is Mack's Mets is now on the OFFICIAL mailing list for all Mets related press releases

Thomas Brennan said...

Great on the mailing list - I agree it is odd for Cespedes being below Braun.

That top 10 pitching list is AWESOME in terms of talent!

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