MLB Playoffs: These are the top 50 players in the 2021 Postseason

October is always the most exciting month for the Major Leagues. The drama, the intensity of each tone, the late hours of the night that leave you in a daze throughout the next day. This is baseball month to show off. The game is at its best.

It’s an opportunity for the stars to really shine. The best players in baseball have had their most indelible moments in October, since the home runs of Reggie Jackson at the World Series to Madison Bumgarner’s domain and the heroic acts of Derek Jeter. This is the month you want to see the best baseball has to offer:

So when the postseason is about to start, we rank the top 50 players competing in this year’s tournament. It is an interesting exercise considering that many of the Most Valuable Player favorites, including Shohei Ohtani, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Marcus Semien, Bryce Harper, Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto, are not in the playoffs.

With that said, there will still be plenty of stars on display! Some of these players have been excellent for years; some have emerged in recent weeks. But all of them are absolutely critical to the success of your team. These guys are as good as they get. If you were picking a team based on trying to win in October, these are the guys you would pick.

Note: We do not include injured players who are considered unlikely to play in the early rounds (or possibly longer), such as Clayton Kershaw, Max Muncy, Brandon Belt, Devin Williams, and Carlos Rodón:

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  1. Max Scherzer, RHP, Dodgers.
  2. Gerrit Cole, RHP, Yankees.
  3. Trea Turner, 2B, Dodgers.
  4. Aaron Judge, OF, Yankees.
  5. Corbin Burnes, RHP, Brewers.
  6. Freddie Freeman, 1B, Braves.
  7. Josh Hader, LHP, Brewers.
  8. Mookie Betts, OF, Dodgers.
  9. Carlos Correa, SS, Astros.
  10. Nolan Arenado, 3B, Cardinals.
  11. Liam Hendriks, RHP, White Sox.
  12. Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers.
  13. Paul Goldschmidt, 1B, Cardinals.
  14. Jose Altuve, 2B, Astros.
  15. Giancarlo Stanton, DH, Yankees.
  16. Tim Anderson, SS, White Sox.
  17. Luis Robert, OF, White Sox.
  18. Brandon Crawford, SS, Giants.
  19. Rafael Devers, 3B, Red Sox.
  20. Xander Bogaerts, SS, Red Sox.
  21. Wander Franco, SS, Rays.
  22. Brandon Woodruff, RHP, Brewers.
  23. Lance Lynn, RHP, White Sox.
  24. Chris Sale, LHP, Red Sox.
  25. Buster Posey, C, Giants.
  26. Kyle Tucker, OF, Astros.
  27. Brandon Lowe, 2B, Rays.
  28. Yordan Alvarez, DH, Astros.
  29. Corey Seager, SS, Dodgers.
  30. José Abreu, 1B, White Sox.
  31. Julio Urías, LHP, Dodgers.
  32. Yuli Gurriel, 1B, Astros.
  33. Will Smith, C, Dodgers.
  34. Austin Riley, 3B, Braves.
  35. Willy Adames, SS, Brewers.
  36. Tyler O’Neill, OF, Cardinals.
  37. Joey Gallo, OF, Yankees.
  38. Adam Duvall, OF, Braves.
  39. Max Fried, LHP, Braves.
  40. JD Martinez, DH, Red Sox.
  41. Kevin Gausman, RHP, Giants.
  42. Justin Turner, 3B, Dodgers.
  43. Eloy Jiménez, OF, White Sox.
  44. Kris Bryant, 3B / LF, Giants.
  45. Harrison Bader, OF, Cardinals.
  46. Kenley Jansen, RHP, Dodgers.
  47. Adam Wainwright, RHP, Cardinals.
  48. Logan Webb, RHP, Giants.
  49. Randy Arozarena, OF, Rays.
  50. Kolten Wong, 2B, Brewers.

Rafael Martinez

I am fond of the King of Sports, especially the Boston Red Sox in MLB and in general all of Mexican baseball. This profession has given me the opportunity to cover major events such as the Caribbean Series, LMB All Star, LMP (uninterrupted since 2009), signings of important players. I had the chance to attend the 2013 World Classic in Arizona, USA, albeit as a fan. Apart from this beautiful sport, I love basketball, where I have also narrated games and even an NBA friendly 10 years ago, but I carry baseball in my veins. Bachelor of Communication Sciences from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS) , from which I graduated in 2011. I was born in Mazatlán, Sinaloa and started in the world of sports journalism in 2004 in the newspaper El Sol de Mazatlán, where I was a baseball columnist and reporter at the same time. In January 2009 I came to El Debate as a journalist reporter and it was almost six years (in the first stage), until in November 2014 I emigrated to the radio providing my services at Línea Directa-Grupo RSN. My cycle there ended in July 2019 and within days, El Debate gave me another opportunity to work and opened the doors for me again. That is how I came to Al Bat, where I have been since 2019 as a web journalist.

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