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Top 10 MLB Players 2022 July Rankings

Ranking the best MLB Players of July 2022 as Shane McClanahan goes from unranked to ranked this month due to his stellar play so far this season. Also where Justin Verlander, Jose Ramirez, and more rank

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By Fan Rankings | July 20, 2022 - 08:24 PM

The final week of the first half of the 2022 MLB schedule has arrived as the 2022 MLB All-Star Game is set for July 19th, 2022.

As the 2022 Major League Baseball All-Star rosters have been announced it gives everyone a chance to look at the Top 10 MLB Player July 2022 rankings.

While it is difficult to point to just 10 players as many top MLB stars have put together solid first halves while a few put together MVP caliber performances.

 


One player who was red hot over the first half of the 2022 MLB season is the New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge.

Judge, who was on pace at one point to break the single season home run record, has helped lead the Yankees to the best record in all of baseball while securing a spot atop the American League East.

Meanwhile other players such as Paul Goldschmidt, Pete Alonso, Sandy Alcantara, and Tony Gonsolin to name just a few also put together great starts. Here is a look at the Top 10 Players July 2022 MLB Power Rankings. 




Honorable Mention

Matt Olson

Team: Atlanta Braves

Just missing the cut on the Top 10 MLB Player July 2022 rankings list is the Atlanta Braves first baseman Matt Olson.

Olson, who is playing his first season in the National League after being traded from the Oakland A’s to the Braves is having a solid 2022 season.

While he often looked past playing out west for an A’s team that struggled to compete, now Olson is front and center on a Braves team that is looking to repeat as World Series Champions. 

On the year Olson is batting .251 with 13 home runs to go along with 49 runs batted in for the Braves.




C.J. Cron

Team: Colorado Rockies

Depending on how you value playing at Coors Field on a routine basis, C.J. Cron could land higher or lower on the rankings.

That said, despite playing in baseball's best hitter friendly ballpark, Cron has put together a well deserving stat sheet that competes with the top performances around MLB over the 1st half of the season.

Cron currently ranks inside of the Top 10 in hits (96), runs batted in (67) and slugging percentage (.544) through 85 games played in 2022.




Top 10 MLB Players

10. Justin Verlander

Team: Houston Astros

It is hard to look past the season Justin Verlander is putting together for the Houston Astros in 2022. Verlander, who missed all of last year with an injury, has rebounded to pitch as one of the top pitchers in all of baseball while showcasing his CY Young abilities.

Currently Verlander ranks 4th in all of baseball with a 2.00 earned run average over his first 16 starts of the season. In those 16 starts, Verlander has recorded 12 quality starts to go along with a league leading 11 wins while only posting three losses.

In addition, the Astros starter has recorded 98 strikeouts over 103.1 innings of work and a .87 WHIP. 




9. Freddie Freeman

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

New city, new team hasn’t slowed down Freddie Freeman to start the 2022 MLB season. The former Atlanta Braves star is putting together another stellar season this time with the Los Angeles Dodgers.

The Dodgers first baseman currently ranks 4th in all of baseball with 102 hits through his first 336 at bats while posting a .304 batting average.

Of those 102 at bats, 27 have gone for a double, two triples and 11 home runs while Freeman has also driven in 54 runs helping the Dodgers to the top of the NL West division.




8. Sandy Alcantara

Team: Miami Marlins

You’re not going to find a ton of top tier talent on the Miami Marlins that have turned in a solid performance to even be considered for the Top 10 MLB Player July 2022 rankings list.

That said, Sandy Alcantara is well worth the spot, as he has been lights out to start the season pitching to a 9-3 overall record while posting .91 whip over 130.1 innings of work.

The Marlins starter has 111 strikeouts in those 130.1 innings while leading all MLB starters with a 5.2 Wins Above Replacement mark. 




7. Shane McClanahan

Team: Tampa Bay Rays

As Sandy Alcantara has dominated to start the 2022 MLB season, so has the Tampa Bay Rays starter Shane McClanahan.

McClanahan currently sits tied for 2nd in wins with nine, while also sitting tied for 2nd in earned run average 1.73 to go along with his 3.6 Wins Above Replacement mark.

In addition, the Rays starter has posted 141 strikeouts across 104.1 innings of work to go along with 13 quality starts. 




6. Rafael Devers

Team: Boston Red Sox

The Boston Red Sox have one of the top lineups in all of baseball built around the likes of J.D. Martinez and third baseman Rafael Devers.

Through 80 games to start the season the Red Sox third baseman currently ranks 3rd in all of baseball with a .327 batting average while also posting an On Base Percentage mark of .384 and a .977 OPS.

In 80 games this season, Devers has 106 hits over 324 at bats including 27 doubles, one triple and 19 home runs while also driving in 51 runs. 




5. Jose Ramirez

Team: Cleveland Guardians

Landing at number five on the Top 10 MLB Player July 2022 rankings list is the Cleveland Guardians third baseman Jose Ramirez.

Ramirez currently ranks near the top in many of the offensive categories including hits, doubles, home runs, and runs batted in.

Through his first 81 games this season, Ramirez is batting .287 with 29 doubles, four triples, 17 home runs and 66 runs batted in.

In addition, Ramirez has picked up 38 walks while posting a .573 slugging percentage and a .942 OPS and a 3.5 Wins Above Replacement mark.




4. Tony Gonsolin

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Some could argue Tony Gonsolin of the Los Angeles Dodgers is well deserving of the top overall spot based on his start to the 2022 MLB season.

Unfortunately, there are a few other guys around the game who are also red hot to start the first half of the 2022 MLB schedule.

That said, Gonsolin currently leads all of baseball in wins with 11 as well as earned run average with a 1.62 mark.

In addition, Gonsolin has yet to record a loss over his first 16 starts of the season and has also posted a .80 WHIP and a 3.6 Wins Above Replacement mark while helping the Dodgers to the top of the NL West division.




3. Pete Alonso

Team: New York Mets

These final three guys landing on the Top 10 MLB players list all have put together stellar 2022 MLB seasons.

Unfortunately only one guy can land at two and one guy at one leaving Pete Alonso to slot in at number three.

The New York Mets first baseman is currently batting .272 on the year with a .346 On Base Percentage over his first 320 at bats.

In those at bats, Alonso has picked up 14 doubles, 23 home runs and 72 runs batted in while also being a key force in the Mets early season success in the NL East division.




2. Paul Goldschmidt

Team: St. Louis Cardinals

If the season were to end today, the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman would easily be slotted in as the NL MVP award winner.

The Cardinals first baseman who continues to be the best first baseman in baseball each year has been amazing in 2022 for the Cardinals.

Goldy as some would call him is leading the NL in batting average (.335) and On Base Percentage (.420) over his first 85 games this season. In addition, the Cardinals first baseman has picked up 28 doubles, 19 home runs and 65 runs batted in. 




1. Aaron Judge

Team: New York Yankees

Despite a slowdown in his numbers of late, Aaron Judge is still putting together on paper the best season of any MLB player in 2022.

The New York Yankees outfielder is currently batting .283 with 14 doubles, a MLB lead of 30 home runs over his first 318 at bats this season.

In addition, Judge currently holds a 3.8 Wins Above Replacement mark to go along with a .971 OPS and a .610 slugging percentage. His production in the middle of the lineup has the Yankees sitting with the best record in all of baseball.



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