Every National League Team Overlooked Postion Player

Arizona Diamondbacks 

Brandon Drury

Drury was acquired from the Atlanta Braves that sent All Star OF Justin Upton to the Braves. Drury now with a every day job at 2B with Jean Segura being dealt to the Seattle Mariners in the 2016 Offseason. At the mid way point in 2017 Drury’s slash line is .285/.337/.462 posting 104 wRC+ and 1.4 WAR. Drury’s 1.4 WAR ranks 4th among NL 2B. Drury’s 8 HRs are 4th in NL 2B and 40 RBIs are 3rd among NL 2B. Drury becoming a very productive 2B for the Arizona Diamondbacks.

Atlanta Braves 

Tyler Flowers 

On Decemeber 8th, 2016 Flowers signed a 2yr $5 Millon dollar contract with the Braves. The deal seems to be paying off for them Flowers is slashing .306/.397/.440 posting 126 wRC+ and 1.4 WAR. Flowers 1.4 WAR ranks 6th among NL Catchers, his 126 wRC+ ranks 3rd among NL Catchers. Flowers a quality trade candidate, with 1yr $3 Millon left on his deal a solid low budget catcher who would help a contender down the stretch. With limited catcher trade market the Braves could get decent value from Flowers.

Chicago Cubs

Willson Contreras 

Contreras is slashing .261/.329/.454 posting 106 wRC+ and a 1.9 WAR. Contreras has hit 11 HRs which is tied for 2nd among NL Catchers and has 41 RBIs which is 1st among NL catchers. The crazy thing about Contreras is he has a 9.3 Defensive WAR which is 3rd among NL catchers. Contreras future looks bright he’s only 25 with a elite arm and shows some power looking like he’s gonna become a star for the Cubs in a few years.

Cincinnati Reds

Tucker Barnhart

Barnhart has had a nice season for the Reds he’s slashing .273/.337/.401 with 87 wRC+ and a 1.4 WAR. Barnhart .273 AVG ranks 7th among NL catchers. Barnhart hitting just  2 HRs and 13 RBIs which is minimal but productive to what he brings defensively to the Reds. Barnhart posts 10.0 Defensive WAR which is 2nd among NL Catchers. A great defensive catcher is valuable to a pitching staff his slash line is productive enough for being a great defensive catcher.

Colorado Rockies 

Mark Reynolds 

Hard to believe Reynolds was only signed to a Minor League contract, it’s paying off great for the Rockies. Reynolds (32) is having a great season in Colorado slashing .284/.379/.519 posting 117 wRC+ and 0.8 WAR. Reynolds has 19 HRs and 61 RBIs which ranks 8th and 4th among NL 1B. Reynolds will be key for the Colorado Rockies during their fight to stay in the Wild Card hunt.  

Los Angeles Dodgers 

Chris Taylor 

Taylor once a top prospect in the Tampa Bay Rays organization was acquired from the Rays in exchange for Zachary Lee. Lets just say this deal has paid off greatly for the Dodgers, Taylor is slashing .285/.365/.480 posting 127 wRC+ and 2.3 WAR. Taylor also slugging 10 HRs and 38 RBIs. Taylor a super utility player for the Dodgers has played a major role in helping the team have the best record at the mid way point.

Miami Marlins 

J.T. Realmuto 

Realmuto snubbed as a back up catcher for the 2017 All Star Game, slashing .303/.357/.461. Realmuto posting 114 wRC+ and 2.0 WAR that ranks 3rd among NL catchers. Realmuto slugging 8 HRs and 34 RBIs both ranks 7th among NL catchers. Realmuto also posting 6.2 Defensive WAR ranks 7th among NL catchers. Realmuto is a all around catcher who produces solid numbers offensively and defensively. If the Marlins upcoming new ownership decide to sell off pieces Realmuto should bring in a great package of prospects. 

Milwaukee Brewers 

Domingo Santana 

Santana is having a career year slashing .291/.384/.497 for the 1st place Milwaukee Brewers. Posting 127 wRC+ and 1.7 WAR, Santana’s 1.7 WAR rank 4th among NL RFs. Santana slugging 15 HRs and 50 RBIs rank 7th and 4th among NL RFs. Santana has played a huge part in the Brewers young deadly offense.

New York Mets 

T.J. Rivera 

It’s been a rough injury derailed season for the New York Mets but they may have found themselves a quality 3B. Rivera slashing .299/.340./.443 posting 109 wRC+ and 0.8 WAR, Rivera has slugged 4hrs and 22 RBIs. Rivera’s109 wRC+ rank 11th among NL 3B. Rivera has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets this season.

Philadelphia Phillies 

Aaron Altherr

Altherr is having a fine season with the Phillies with a slash line of .284/.358/.530 posting 129 wRC+ and 1.3 WAR. Atlherr has slugged 14 HRs and 44 RBIs which both rank 8th among NL RFs. With the Phillies in rebuilding process they have found themselves a quality young OFer.

Pittsburgh Pirates 

Jordy Mercer

Mercer is having a solid season slashing .267/.346/.422 posting 101 wRC+ and 1.6 WAR. Mercer’s 1.6 WAR ranks 2nd among NL SS. Mercer has slugged 8 HRs and 36 RBIs which are 8th and 5th among NL SS. Mercer’s numbers aren’t eye popping but he’s a quality veteran who will help a contender down the stretch if the Pirates look to move him.

San Fransisco Giants

Denard Span 

The 2017 season has been a disaster for the San Fransisco Giants they currently have the 2nd worst record in the league. Span who’s dealt with injuries these past few seasons is having a fine season. Span slashing .284/.336/.444 posting 106 wRC+ and 1.0 WAR. Span has slugged 6 HRs and 20 RBIs with 4 SB. Span could be a quality OFer for a contending team that needs a veteran guy off the bench or for a injury replacement. 

San Diego Padres 

Yangervis Solarte 

Solarte is a quality utility player, who was having a solid season  before having a Right Oblique Strain. Solarte slashing .268/.349/.425 posting 107 wRC+ and 1.1 WAR. Solarte’s 1.1 WAR ranks 11th among NL 2B. Solarte has slugged 10 HRs and 40 RBIs. Solarte currently on a rehab assignment should expect him to be back by the trade deadline. Solarte should be a valuable player to pay attention too.

ST. Louis Cardinals 

Tommy Pham 

Pham is having a breakout 2017 season slashing .299/.386/.510 posting 136 wRC+ and 2.4 WAR. Pham’s WAR and wRC+ currently ranks 3rd in NL CFs. Pham has slugged 11 HRs and 34 RBIs which rank 9th and 11th among NL CFs. The Cardinals may have found their every day CF. 


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