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Top 10 MLB Players 2022 Rankings

Ranking the best players in baseball right now for the 2022 MLB Season

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By Fan Rankings | October 17, 2022 - 08:25 AM

The 2022 MLB season has come to an end as the MLB playoffs start to heat up. The MLB schedule 2022 delivered some exciting action both in the American League and National League as many big-time individual performances were put together by MLB players.

As you start to look around at the best MLB Players landing on the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB Season end of season rankings, the group is loaded with talent.

 

The group is headlined by AL MVP candidates Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees and Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels.

Judge put together one of the best hitting performances ever in the American League while Ohtani continues to do things no other player in the history of baseball has been able to accomplish.

Meanwhile the list of the Top 10 MLB players also includes Pete Alonso of the New York Mets, Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals, and Justin Verlander of the Houston Astros. Here is a look at the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB end of season rankings list:



Honorable Mention

Kyle Schwarber

Team: Philadelphia Phillies

Landing just outside of the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB Season end of season rankings list is the Philadelphia Phillies left fielder Kyle Schwarber.

Schwarber, who is in his first season with the Phillies, provided a big bat in the lineup as the team fought for a playoff spot despite missing Bryce Harper for a portion of time during the season.

Schwarber finished the season leading the National League in home runs with 46 on the year while also finishing with 100 runs scored and 94 runs batted in. 




Trea Turner

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

One player that might not get enough recognition of the success of the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2022 MLB season is the team’s starting shortstop Trea Turner.

Turner who is in his first full season with the club put together a terrific season including scoring 101 runs, batting .298, picking up 39 doubles and 21 home runs.

In addition, Turner drove in 100 runs and stole 27 bases for a Dodgers team posting the best record in baseball.




Top 10 MLB Players

10. Julio Urias

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB end of season rankings list is the Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urias.

Urias was just one of many Dodgers to turn in great performances during the MLB schedule 2022. The former top prospect for the Dodgers turned in possibly his best season of his young career.

Urias posted a 17-7 overall record while yielding a 2.16 earned run average across 31 total starts. Urias is one of a handful of starters in the National League in competition for the NL Cy Young award.




9. Mike Trout

Team: Los Angeles Angels

Each year that passes seems to finish with Mike Trout in the running for the AL MVP while ranking near the top of multiple offensive categories.

The 2022 MLB season is no different as the former AL MVP and Los Angeles Angels star continues to put-up big-time numbers.

This includes during the MLB schedule 2022, where he missed 43 games due to injuries including a back injury.

Nonetheless Trout finished the season with 40 home runs, 80 runs batted in, and 85 runs scored over 119 contests.




8. Jose Ramirez

Team: Cleveland Guardians 

Over the past few years Jose Ramirez was looked past due to the struggles of the Cleveland Guardians.

However, with the success of the Guardians winning the AL Central, Ramirez’s status as one of the best hitters in the American League is front and center while ranking near the top of the offensive list among third baseman.

Ramirez finished the season posting a .280 batting average while hitting 29 home runs and driving in the third most runs in baseball with 126 on the year. His performance has continued early on during the 2022 MLB postseason.




7. Austin Riley

Team: Atlanta Braves

One name that could land higher during most MLB seasons based on his performance is the Atlanta Braves star third baseman Austin Riley.

However, the 2022 MLB season produced a ton of strong performance landing Riley at number seven on the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB end of season rankings list.

The Braves 25-year-old third baseman finished the season ranked 5th in all of baseball with 38 home runs while posting the 10th best OPS in all of baseball with a .878 mark. 




6. Justin Verlander

Team: Houston Astros

It is hard not to put the Houston Astros ace Justin Verlander among the top players in Major League Baseball over the course of the 2022 MLB schedule.

Verlander, who missed all of last season, turned in another Cy Young caliber performance in 2022.

The Astros starter finished 2nd in all of baseball with 18 wins while leading the AL, led all starters with a 1.75 earned run average, and posted 185 strikeouts.




5. Kyle Wright

Team: Atlanta Braves

Landing just ahead of Justin Verlander on the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB end of season rankings list at number five is another member of the Atlanta Braves roster Kyle Wright.

Wright was one of the biggest surprises in baseball this season while finishing the season as the only starter to post 20 plus wins (21).

In addition to the wins, Wright posted a 3.19 earned run average, struck out 174 total batters and posted 19 quality starts over the course of the season.




4. Paul Goldschmidt

Team: St. Louis Cardinals 

As all eyes during the 2022 MLB schedule was on Albert Pujols and Yadier Molina of the St. Louis Cardinals as they finished their final seasons of their career, another Cardinals All-Star Paul Goldschmidt put together a run for the NL Triple Crown.

Despite coming up short of the Triple Crown, Goldschmidt finished the season ranked 3rd in MLB in batting average (.317), 8th in home runs (35), 4th in runs batted in (115), and 4th in OPS (.981). His performance helped the Cardinals lock up another NL Central division title.




3. Pete Alonso

Team: New York Mets

The battle for the NL MVP award is among Pete Alonso of the New York Mets and Paul Goldschmidt of the St. Louis Cardinals.

In the end it is hard not to like the performance Alonso put together while helping the Mets win 101 games during the regular season.

Alonso posted a .271 batting average on the year to go along with a .352 on base percentage, 40 home runs and 131 runs batted in.

The Mets star first baseman didn’t stop there as he posted five stolen bases, picked up 67 walks, scored 95 runs, and hit 27 doubles on the year. 




2. Shohei Ohtani

Team: Los Angeles Angels

If it wasn’t for the season of Aaron Judge, the Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani would be the hands down AL MVP.

Nonetheless Ohtani wowed baseball fans around the world as he continues to dominate both on the mound as a pitcher and as one of the best hitters in the game of baseball.

Ohtani ranked in the top 10 in wins (15), earned run average (2.33) and strikeouts (219) as a pitcher. Meanwhile at the plate, Ohtani finished 11th in home runs (34), 19th in runs batted in (95), and 10th in slugging percentage (.519).




1. Aaron Judge

Team: New York Yankees

When you break the AL home run record hitting 62 home runs it is easy to see why Aaron Judge lands at number one on the Top 10 MLB Players 2022 MLB end of season rankings list.

The Yankees All-Star outfielder finished the season leading all of baseball in home runs (62) and runs batted in (131) while finishing with the 2nd best average in the American League.

Judge finished the season posting career highs in nearly every offensive category including setting a career high 1.111 OPS mark, and a .425 on base percentage mark.

His performance on the field helped the Yankees to finish with the best record in the AL with 109 wins and possibly leading them to a world series.



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