Originally written April 10, 2013 on Redlegs Review:
On Tuesday, Dayn Perry over at CBS Sports published a list of the top 10 hitters and the top 10 pitchers for the 2013 MLB season. And two Reds deservedly were included in the rankings. Joey Votto took the No. 3 spot among hitters, while Johnny Cueto finally received some respect from a national columnist by coming at No. 6 among pitchers. An important note to remember about this list is the Perry took only the 2013 season in consideration when compiling the rankings. There was no regard for past or future performance. Essentially, Perry aimed to rank who the best players at this moment in time are. Here is what Perry had to say about each of them... Votto He's paid like a superstar because he is a superstar. His career OPS+ of 155 ranks second only to Albert Pujols among active players, and he already has an NL MVP award to his credit. Last season, Votto paced the league in walks and tallied 44 doubles despite playing in only 111 games. When he's healthy, ...
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