Earlier this season we took a minute to highlight the MLBbros who were selected to the MLB’s Top 100 player list curated by mlb.com. Now that the season is finally winding down, let’s take a look at how the Bros received the honor have fared.
#98 – Marcus Stroman
Signing Marcus was one of the few big moves the Chicago Cubs made this offseason. Stroman signed a 3-year. $71 million deal to be a cornerstone of another rebuild effort in Chicago. The results have been a mixed bag so far. Stroman has continued to be elite on the road, but unfortunately for Stroman the “Friendly Confines” of Wrigley Field have been everything but friendly. In nine starts at home this season, Marcus is sporting a 7.11 ERA with a 1.534 WHIP.
#86 – Jack Flaherty
The St. Louis Cardinals are always mentioned amongst National League contenders, but they’ve done most of their damage this season without Black Jack. A re-aggravated shoulder injury held Flaherty back the majority of the season, but he recently rejoined the Cardinals and will be looking to help contribute to their World Series push.
#77 – Michael Brantley
“The Professional” (as we at MLBbro.com like to call Brantley) began the season as a major contributor to the Astros. He doesn’t hit for much power anymore, but his high average and clubhouse presence were beloved in Houston. Unfortunately, shoulder surgery will sideline Brantley for the remainder of the season and may have also ended his tenure with the Stros.
#61 – Giancarlo Stanton
One of the most feared power hitters in the game, once again injuries have been the only thing to stop Stanton from slugging at an outrageous clip. Despite those health setbacks, Giancarlo is on pace for the seventh 30-homer season of his illustrious career. He even scooped up an All-Star MVP in his return to Southern California.
#44 – Cedric Mullins
When it comes to personal accomplishments for a player, it’s hard to top a 30/30 season like Mullins had last season. While his numbers have dipped a bit, Cedric remains a key contributor for the Orioles on both sides of the ball. If CM Storm can take it up a notch the remainder of the season, look for Baltimore to challenge for a Wild Card berth. No, that’s not a typo.
#39 – Byron Buxton
The story on Buxton this season is the same as always, and he’s even acknowledged as much. When healthy, he’s one of the best in the game. The combination of raw power and Gold Glove defense are hard to match, and if the Twins are to make the playoffs this season it will be because Byron managed to stay on the field for the remainder of the season.
#33 – George Springer
The Toronto Blue Jays leadoff hitter continues to move up the all-time list in career leadoff bombs. His leadership has helped position a talented Toronto Blue Jays team for a Wild Card playoff bid.
#31 – Tim Anderson
The Chicago White Sox have underwhelmed the entire season and while TA’s numbers still look good on the surface, he struggled mightily before being placed on the IL with a torn ligament in his hand. Anderson could return from injury as soon as next week, so the verdict on his season is still being written.
#20 – Marcus Semien
After finally receiving the major payday he deserves, Semien has continued to be the best second baseman in the American League. He has already locked up a 20/20 season while playing Gold Glove defense, so despite their struggles as a whole the Rangers have to be please with their investment.
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#11 – Aaron Judge
Judge has put together arguably the best contract year in MLB history. The Yankees tried to lowball him this offseason, and Aaron has responded by assaulting the Yankee record books. Judge is currently on pace for 65 home runs, which would be an AL record.
#6 – Mookie Betts
Mookie is still Mookie. Enough said.