MLB Network’s Top 100 Players Right Now Features 8 Indians
spring training games are set to start in just over a week, which is a little earlier than usual this year due to the World Baseball Classic. so for some of us, Indians fans especially, this baseball offseason flew by very quickly. but before the games get underway, it’s time for MLB Network to reveal their annual list of “Top 100 Players Right Now.” Greg Amsinger, Bill Ripken, and Ron Darling once again hosted the three-day countdown of the Top 100 Players currently in Major League Baseball going into the 2017 season. the list was unveiled from February 15-17 in five one-hour installments featuring 20 players per show.
MLBN’s Top 100 list is assembled by their research staff and based on player performances over the past three seasons (2014-2016) with the biggest focus being on the most recent, as well as projected player performances for this upcoming year. supplementary components, including defensive position, individual accolades, and the intangibles that a player brings to the game (ie. team leadership), are also used to compile these rankings.