MLB.com released their ranking of the Top 50 players in the 2021 MLB playoffs. The list seems to be a hodge-podge of players ranked by a mixed criteria of historical post-season performance and 2021 regular season performance.
There are big names on the list that certainly earned their place such as Max Scherzer, Garrett Cole and Houston Astros‘ Jose Altuve. There are also some newcomers to postseason play that warrant extra attention such as Corbin Burnes, Kyle Tucker and Nolan Arenado.
Here is where the Houston Astros were featured amongst the top 50:
9. Carlos Correa
14. Jose Altuve
26. Kyle Tucker
28. Yordan Alvarez
32. Yuli Gurriel
We could certainly debate this ranking is insane. You simply cannot have the player with the second-most career postseason home runs amongst active players, Altuve, ranked at 14th and Aaron Judge who struck out 51 times in 131 postseason at-bats. However, I am more concerned with glaring omissions from the list, including three of your Astros.