This is a little ridiculous.
ESPN.com released their new list of the top 100 players in Major League Baseball and Phillies star Bryce Harper came in 58th, somehow.
Now, to be fair, Harper is currently injured and out for a bit, but the ranking still seems too low.
"For the rankings, availability is as important as productivity, so for now Harper is on the outside of the top 50 -- though, he easily could be in a different place going into next season," ESPN analyst Jesse Rogers wrote.
Rogers' season prediction for Harper? "Harper returns with a bang in late July but struggles to find his footing. He'll be a .230 hitter while hitting 12 home runs in the second half."
Harper, 30, is a two-time NL MVP and seven-time All-Star coming off of one of the most dominant postseason in the history of baseball.
Harper, the 2022 NLCS MVP, hit .273 with 11 home runs, 11 doubles, and 23 RBIs in 17 playoff games last season, carrying the Phils to the World Series.
The Phillies have six players on ESPN's top 100 list: Trea Turner (8th), J.T. Realmuto (21st), Aaron Nola (26th), Zack Wheeler (33rd), Harper (58th), and Kyle Schwarber (81st).
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