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Astros: ESPN Top 100 Ranking Reaction

HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 10: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros congratulates Michael Brantley #23 after a home run in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during game five of the American League Divisional Series at Minute Maid Park on October 10, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 10: Alex Bregman #2 of the Houston Astros congratulates Michael Brantley #23 after a home run in the eighth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays during game five of the American League Divisional Series at Minute Maid Park on October 10, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /
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With Opening Day only 7 short days away, ESPN’s baseball experts came together to release their annual Top 100 players of 2021 list this month. There was little surprise at the top, where Mike Trout was ranked #1 for the 7th straight year, followed by Mookie Betts, Juan Soto, Ronald Acuna Jr and former Houston Astros‘ pitcher Gerrit Cole.

We looked at the top 100 and analyzed weather ESPN got it right or wrong

This year’s list featured five Astros players, which seems low considering the top-level talent on the roster. Zach Greinke was left off the list, as was Lance McCullers, Kyle Tucker, Yuli Gurriel and Kenny Van Doren’s favorite player Steven Souza.

The Astros may not be as spoiled with talent as they were two years ago, but this team still has some of the best players in the game. So, as we did for the MLB List, let’s play Goldilocks with these Astro player rankings – are they too high, too low, or just right?

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