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Top 10 MLB Players 2022 September Rankings

Ranking the best MLB Players of September 2022 as Kyle Wright 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 | September 19, 2022 - 01:33 PM

The final month of the 2022 MLB schedule has arrived as MLB teams and MLB players look to push their way into the off-season.

As you look around the Top 10 MLB players September 2022 rankings list, many of the players have been key to their team’s success while positioning their respective teams in the MLB playoff picture.

While only 10 of the best players in MLB can make the list, many other great names are well deserving of a spot but just missed the cut.

 

At the top of the list remains the AL MVP front runner Aaron Judge of the New York Yankees as he continues to push towards a new AL home run record.

Meanwhile a new name to join the Top 10 list is the reigning AL MVP Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels as well as Kyle Wright of the Atlanta Braves.

Each of these MLB players missed the list in August but have turned on the heat down the stretch. Here is a look at the Top 10 MLB Players September 2022 rankings list.




Honorable Mention

Julio Urias

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

Landing just outside of the Top 10 MLB Players September 2022 rankings list is the Los Angeles Dodgers starter Julio Urias.

Urias has been brilliant for the team for most of the 2022 MLB schedule while pitching to the 4th best earned run average in all of baseball.

Over his first 27 starts of the season, Urias has a 2.30 earned run average to go along with a 16-7 record, .95 WHIP and a .197 batting average against.




Sandy Alcantara

Team: Tampa Bay Rays

Another starting pitcher just missing the top 10 list is the Tampa Bay Rays starter Sandy Alcantara of the Tampa Bay Rays.

Alcantara has been brilliant for the Rays during the 2022 MLB season. The Rays ace has pitched to a 2.43 earned run average on the year of 28 MLB stars while striking out 177 batters.

To go along with those numbers Alcantara has posted a 1.01 WHIP and a 12-7 record while helping the team compete in the AL East as well as the American League Wild Card race




Top 10 MLB Players

10. Dylan Cease

Team: Chicago White Sox

Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 MLB Players September 2022 rankings is the Chicago White Sox ace Dylan Cease.

Cease who is a front runner for the 2022 AL CY Young award continues to dominate start after start for the White Sox. The White Sox starter leads all of MLB in batting average against while holding opponents to just a .184 mark.

Meanwhile Cease ranks 4th in strikeouts 206, 4th in wins with 14, and 2nd in earned run average with a 2.06 mark through his first 28 starts of the season.




9. Trea Turner

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers

One player that enters the rankings list is the Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Trea Turner who continues to hit.

Turner continues to be as good or better than nearly every shortstop in baseball over the course of the Major League Baseball schedule.

The Dodgers shortstop currently ranks 9th in all of baseball with a .306 batting average while also ranking 5th in runs batted in with 96 through 130 games played this season. 




8. Austin Riley

Team: Atlanta Braves

The Atlanta Braves All-Star third baseman continues to rank near the top of the National League as well as MLB in nearly every offensive statistic.

Riley, who has appeared in 138 games through September 12th, 2022, ranks 10th in all of baseball with 90 runs batted in, 3rd in home runs with 36, and 10th in hits with 152.

To go along with those numbers Riley has posted a .283 batting average along with 26 doubles, two triples, and 82 runs scored while helping the Braves make a move within the NL East.




7. Jose Ramirez

Team: Cleveland Guardians

If it wasn’t for the season, we are seeing from Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani, Jose Ramirez would possibly rank near the top in the American League MVP race.

The Cleveland Guardians third baseman has already topped 100 runs batted in marking the third time over his career he has accomplished the feat while having 109 runs with half the month of the season remaining.

Overall Ramirez ranks 2nd in Major League Baseball in runs batted in while also ranking 12th in OPS with a .880 mark and 24th in home runs with 26. 




6. Justin Verlander

Team: Houston Astros

After missing all the 2021 MLB schedule, Justin Verlander has returned to his old dominating self while pitching as well as any starter in the game of baseball.

The Houston Astros ace has the potential to win his third AL Cy Young award depending on how he finishes up the rest of the 2022 MLB schedule.

Verlander currently ranks 2nd in all of baseball with a 16-3 overall record, 1st in MLB in earned run average with a 1.84 mark, and 1st in MLB with a .86 WHIP.  




5. Kyle Wright

Team: Atlanta Braves

One of the biggest surprises during the 2022 MLB season has been the dominance of the Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright.

Wright, who had not made more than eight MLB starts in a season prior the 2022 MLB season, has started 26 games for the Braves this season pitching to a 3.23 earned run average over those starts.

Over those outings, Wright has posted a 17-5 overall record to go along with a 1.15 WHIP and 154 strikeouts. His 17 wins currently leads all of Major League Baseball as we enter the mid-point of September.




4. Pete Alonso

Team: New York Mets

The National League MVP race is heating up with a two-horse race as the New York Mets Pete Alonso and the St. Louis Cardinals Paul Goldschmidt have both put together big seasons in 2022.

The 27-year-old first baseman is currently batting .268 on the year while posting a .846 OPS, .344 On Base Percentage, and a 3.3 Wins Above Replace (WAR) mark through his first 140 games this season.

In addition to those statistics, Alonso has 24 doubles, 33 home runs, and 109 runs batted in over that stretch of games. 




3. Shohei Ohtani

Team: Los Angeles Angels

Shohei Ohtani continues to dazzle both on the mound as well as at the plate as he continues to be a game changer as a two-way player.

Ohtani who forms one of the best one-two punch in all of baseball with former AL MVP Mike Trout, is putting together another dominating performance during the 2022 MLB season after taking home the AL MVP award last season.

On the mound this season Ohtani has posted a 12-8 record to go along with a 2.55 Earned Run Average, 1.06 WHIP and 188 strikeouts.

Meanwhile at the plate, Ohtani has racked up a .266 batting average with 23 doubles, six triples, 34 home runs and 88 runs batted in. 




2. Paul Goldschmidt

Team: St. Louis Cardinals

Leading the list of the NL MVP candidates is the St. Louis Cardinals All-Star first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.

Goldschmidt entered play on September 12th, 2022, ranked tied for 1st in the NL in runs batted in with 109, tied for 5th with 36 doubles, 3rd in home runs with 35, and 2nd in batting average with a .325 mark.

In addition to those numbers the Cardinals star has posted a .413 On Base Percentage, a 1.020 OPS mark as well as a 7.3 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) mark.




1. Aaron Judge

Team: New York Yankees

Holding strong at the top of the Top 10 MLB Players September 2022 rankings list is the New York Yankees All-Star Aaron Judge.

Judge currently leads all of Major League Baseball in home runs with 55, runs batted in with 121, and an OPS mark of 1.090 while leading the Yankees to first place in the AL East.

The statistics don’t stop there as Judge is currently batting .307 on the year with 23 doubles, 113 runs scored, and 87 walks while posting an 8.7 Wins Above Replacement mark.



How would you rank these MLB players so far this season? Rank below to be added in the MLB Power Rankings 

 

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