Called Shots: Week 12

As we enter the summer months and near the midpoint of the 2013 season, some players like Yasiel Puig and Chris Davis are locked in and are not looking back, while others such as Starlin Castro and Justin Upton sink deeper into their slumps.  Puig makes his way up to the 36th position in these rankings this week, and while that may be aggressive, you cannot deny the shear talent shining through with every game he wears the Dodger blue.  After a 4-9 performance last night with another home run and a stolen base, Puig sits at .474/.500/.789 with 5 HR and 2 SB in 60 plate appearances.  He has refused to take a walk so far, sitting at just 1.7% in his short season; however, you cannot blame him a bit for not wanting to leave the bat on his shoulders.

Manny Machado also continues to terrorize opposing pitchers as he is on pace to set the time records for doubles in the season (67 by Earl Webb in 1931), sitting at 33 so far through 73 games.  While he has only left the yard 5 times, his .326/.358/.491 line has led to 48 runs scored and 38 runs knocked in.  It would not be a surprise to see him end the year with 120+ runs, 100 RBI and near 15/15 in the power speed department with a .300+ batting average.  I’ll take that total package at third base over most other players, including his red-hot teammate Adam Jones.

Adam Jones continues to produce despite a terrible walk rate of just 2.5%.  He is striking out at the same rate he always has, 18.8%, but I can’t see him maintaining a .300 average with such a low walk rate.  He should hit 30+ HR and near 20 SB, which makes him a top 5 outfielder in my book, just not a top 10 overall offensive player.

Also not a top 10 player any more, Troy Tulowitzki took his annual disabled list vacation.  He’s expected to miss four to six weeks with a broken rib.  While that shouldn’t hold him back once he returns, you know the next DL trip is right around the corner.  I’d deal him if I can get a decent return back and would not be interested in acquiring his fragile bones.

  1. Miguel Cabrera
  2. Mike Trout
  3. Carlos Gonzalez
  4. Joey Votto
  5. Robinson Cano
  6. Paul Goldschmidt
  7. Chris Davis
  8. David Wright
  9. Andrew McCutchen
  10. Manny Machado
  11. Evan Longoria
  12. Prince Fielder
  13. Adam Jones
  14. Giancarlo Stanton
  15. Adrian Beltre
  16. Jose Bautista
  17. Buster Posey
  18. Shin-Soo Choo
  19. Troy Tulowitzki
  20. Justin Upton
  21. Ryan Braun
  22. Bryce Harper
  23. Dustin Pedroia
  24. Alex Rios
  25. Brandon Phillips
  26. Edwin Encarnacion
  27. Adrian Gonzalez
  28. Billy Butler
  29. David Ortiz
  30. Joe Mauer
  31. Jean Segura
  32. Carlos Gomez
  33. Yoenis Cespedes
  34. Jose Reyes
  35. Yasiel Puig
  36. Aramis Ramirez
  37. Jason Kipnis
  38. Jay Bruce
  39. Allen Craig
  40. Domonic Brown
  41. Dexter Fowler
  42. Starling Marte
  43. Ian Kinsler
  44. Ryan Zimmerman
  45. Albert Pujols
  46. Anthony Rizzo
  47. Ben Zobrist
  48. Freddie Freeman
  49. Jason Heyward
  50. Josh Hamilton
  51. Ian Desmond
  52. Chase Utley
  53. Yadier Molina
  54. Coco Crisp
  55. Jacoby Ellsbury
  56. Mark Reynolds
  57. Everth Cabrera
  58. Matt Holliday
  59. Carlos Beltran
  60. Jose Altuve
  61. Starlin Castro
  62. Pablo Sandoval
  63. Mike Napoli
  64. Mark Trumbo
  65. Josh Donaldson
  66. Jimmy Rollins
  67. Alex Gordon
  68. Carlos Santana
  69. Hunter Pence
  70. Adam Lind
  71. Matt Carpenter
  72. Nate McLouth
  73. Todd Frazier
  74. Desmond Jennings
  75. Kendrys Morales
  76. Chase Headley
  77. Austin Jackson
  78. Nori Aoki
  79. Michael Bourn
  80. Nick Markakis
  81. Alcides Escobar
  82. Hanley Ramirez
  83. Wilin Rosario
  84. Josh Willingham
  85. Asdrubal Cabrera
  86. Matt Kemp
  87. Salvador Perez
  88. Corey Hart
  89. Kevin Youkilis
  90. Nelson Cruz
  91. Carl Crawford
  92. Curtis Granderson
  93. Michael Cuddyer
  94. Howard Kendrick
  95. Kyle Seager
  96. Mike Morse
  97. Victor Martinez
  98. Alfonso Soriano
  99. Paul Konerko
  100. Jayson Werth
  101. Shane Victorino

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2 Responses

  1. Greg says:

    I HAVE to know. Why is Ellsbury never on this list??? If it is on purpose, I find it crazy!

  2. Yeah definitely an oversight on my part, thanks for pointing that out. He’s now in there at #55. While you’d have to think he’ll add more power, sitting at just 1 HR right now is pretty disappointing.

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