On a Chicago Cubs roster that includes the likes of Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Willson Contreras and Kyle Schwarber, it was easy to overlook Ian Happ. One of baseball's most underrated pitchers continued his assault on opposing hitters, riding an excellent 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings and a wave of weak contact to a 149 ERA+ over 73.2 innings. This will be the fifth year of a contract Greinke signed with the D-backs after opting out of his Dodgers contract following the '15 season. Antonio Senzatela, SP, Colorado Rockies. The Kansas City Royals took a chance on him with a minor league deal, and he wound up being one of the most sought-after trade chips of the 2020 deadline. The 28-year-old has been worth 1.5 WAR, and he's the kind of glue player who makes any team better. He had a 3.95 ERA and 9.2 K/9 in 13 appearances in the majors last year, and he has since developed into one of the game's most dominant relievers. His seven outs above average trailed only super-defender Matt Chapman among American League third basemen. Devin Williams, RHP, Milwaukee Brewers. Injury issues popped up from there, and he has spent the past several years bouncing around trying to make a comeback. But they’re joined this season by Travis d’Arnaud, Dansby Swanson, Marcell Ozuna, and Max Fried. Last year was the inagural version of the All-MLB team, which I thought was a great idea from Major League Baseball. He struck out only 18 times in 40 games and hit .304/.392/.496 while playing above-average defense at shortstop. What Guerrero can do, though, is hit. 39. Though he never had a real shot at either, his excellent half-season earned him votes for both the NL MVP and Cy Young Award. Not to be overlooked is the good work that Devers also did on defense. Even before he went all Gemini Man in the National League Championship Series, he further cemented himself as a rising star by leading all catchers with a 164 OPS+ in the regular season. The third baseman, whom the Rockies took in the second round of the 2009 MLB Draft, has put together quite the resume in his seven-year career. The right-handed swinger saw the bulk of his action and did the bulk of his damage (i.e., a 1.019 OPS) against right-handed pitching. Not to mention, he won the World Series MVP after making two starts, including a Series-saving Game 6 start in Houston in which he went 8 1/3 innings. His minus-five outs above average were no help to the Mets, but it's hard to imagine anyone putting up a .322/.412/.515 batting line in a quieter fashion than he did. Michael Brantley, LF/DH, Houston Astros. Following a scary bout with the coronavirus, he played in all 60 games and built an NL MVP case out of an otherworldly .341/.462/.640 batting line and an MLB-high 37 extra-base hits. However, he also struck out 29 times in 75 plate appearances and a season of middling production at the Double-A level. Trout signed an extension with the Angels just prior to the season last year, which replaced the final two years of his existing contract and made this the first -- and to date only -- $400 million contract in baseball history. He played in 106 games and hit .294 with an .817 OPS, and he also alerted baserunners to beware his strong throwing arm. With Kershaw working out at Driveline in the offseason, we’ll see what '20 holds for the lefty. Tyler Matzek was the No. After doing nothing of note in 2018 and 2019, he found a home at first base and rode much-improved batted ball metrics to a 135 OPS+. We've come to present our take on the 100 best of the best. Over the past two seasons, he posted a 102 OPS+ and averaged 14 home runs and 46 RBI in 416 plate appearance, and a busy offseason left his status for an everyday role in question. 44. I'm good. It took him a while to get going, but he got hot enough to finish with a characteristically excellent 140 OPS+ before adding four more long balls to his outstanding postseason track record. Sarah Langs is a reporter/editor for MLB.com based in New York. Regardless, he now looks like a cornerstone piece of the rebuild. Jeimer Candelario, 1B, Detroit Tigers. From Cavan Biggio to Luis Arraez to Gavin Lux, some exciting talent popped up at second base throughout last season. Though not exactly one of the Dodgers' headlining talents, he enjoyed a career-high 128 OPS+ while earning one out above average at three different positions: shortstop, second base and left field. 26 of 26. His strikeout rate is down to a manageable 27.3 percent, and he has shown an advanced approach with a 13.7 percent walk rate. Max Scherzer, SP, Washington Nationals. The rookie got the bulk of Oakland's catching reps and responded with a 131 OPS+ and above-average marks for his pop times and framing. 75. His contract has an opt-out after the 2021 season. Now he's an instrumental part of a postseason-bound San Diego Padres team. That's a Statcast metric that measures expected production based on strikeouts, walks and contact quality.