ESPN Top 100 Baseball Players of 2014

Name the top 100 baseball players according to 40 ESPN analysts, contributors, and MLB writers prior to the 2014 MLB season!
* indicates athlete is a rookie
^ Indicates player changed teams in the offseason
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Rank
POS
Answer
1
OF
Mike Trout
2
1B/3B
Miguel Cabrera
3
LHP
Clayton Kershaw
4
CF
Andrew McCutchen
5
RHP
Felix Hernandez
6
1B
Joey Votto
7
2B^
Robinson Cano
8
RHP
Yu Darvish
9
C
Buster Posey
10
RHP
Justin Verlander
11
RHP
Jose Fernandez
12
C
Yadier Molina
13
RHP
Max Scherzer
14
3B
Evan Longoria
15
LHP
David Price
16
1B
Paul Goldschmidt
17
SS
Troy Tulowitzki
18
LHP
Chris Sale
19
LF/RF
Bryce Harper
20
2B
Dustin Pedroia
21
3B
David Wright
22
RHP
Adam Wainwright
23
3B
Adrian Beltre
24
RF/LF
Ryan Braun
25
RHP
Craig Kimbrel
26
RHP
Zack Greinke
27
RF
Giancarlo Stanton
28
RHP
Stephen Strasburg
29
CF^
Jacoby Ellsbury
30
LHP
Cliff Lee
31
RF
Yasiel Puig
32
SS
Hanley Ramirez
33
C/IB
Joe Mauer
34
1B
Chris Davis
Rank
POS
Answer
35
LF
Carlos Gonzalez
36
1B
Freddie Freeman
37
3B
Josh Donaldson
38
1B^
Prince Fielder
39
DH
David Ortiz
40
LHP
Madison Bumgarner
41
RF
Jose Bautista
42
3B
Manny Machado
43
LHP
Cole Hamels
44
CF
Carlos Gomez
45
3B/2B
Matt Carpenter
46
RHP
James Shields
47
1B
Adrian Gonzalez
48
LHP
Aroldis Chapman
49
LF
Matt Holliday
50
RHP
Anibal Sanchez
51
1B/DH
Edwin Encarnacion
52
SS
Andrelton Simmons
53
LHP
Jon Lester
54
1B/DH
Albert Pujols
55
RF
Jason Heyward
56
RHP
Michael Wacha
57
LHP
Gio Gonzalez
58
RHP
Jordan Zimmerman
59
CF
Adam Jones
60
RF
Wil Myers
61
C^
Brian McCann
62
RF
Jay Bruce
63
LF
Alex Gordon
64
RHP
Gerrit Cole
65
LF^
Shin-Soo Choo
66
RHP
Kenley Jansen
67
2B
Jason Kipnis
Rank
POS
Answer
68
RHP
Matt Cain
69
RHP
Koji Uehara
70
3B
Ryan Zimmerman
71
LHP
C.C. Sabathia
72
LF
Justin Upton
73
RHP
Greg Holland
74
SS
Ian Desmond
75
SS
Jose Reyes
76
RF^
Carlos Beltran
77
RHP
Trevor Rosenthal
78
LHP
Francisco Liriano
79
RHP
Mat Latos
80
LHP
Matt Moore
81
1B/RF
Allen Craig
82
2B^
Ian Kinsler
83
RHP
Alex Cobb
84
RHP^
Doug Fister
85
RF
Jayson Werth
86
2B
Ben Zobrist
87
RHP*
Masahiro Tanaka
88
RHP
Justin Masterson
89
CF
Matt Kemp
90
RHP
Hisashi Iwakuma
91
RHP
Clay Buchholtz
92
3B
Pablo Sandoval
93
RF
Hunter Pence
94
C
Salvador Perez
95
SS
Jean Segura
96
OF
Josh Hamilton
97
C
Matt Wieters
98
3B
Chase Headley
99
SS*
Xander Bogaerts
100
OF
Gerardo Parra
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Level 30
Aug 7, 2014
Possible the worst list I've ever seen. Anybody that ranks Andrelton Simmons above Adam Jones, Jay Bruce and others is insane.
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Level 20
Aug 12, 2014
Agreed! I'm not sure how you can honestly put half the list behind a guy who virtually provides zero offense regardless of how good he is defensively. However, when I was creating the list I noticed the common trend was that ESPN was choosing young players with "potential" as opposed to household names in some cases.
+1
Level 61
Sep 9, 2014
no Altuve... Come on man, was this list done before the season

starte or something?

+1
Level 20
Sep 19, 2014
Yes. The list was created prior to the 2014 MLB Season meaning breakout athletes as well as busts are not accounted for.
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Level 34
Jun 30, 2015
Gerardo Parra?? Really?