Three of the top four hitters from the 2015 Player Rater could not follow up their breakout campaigns with remotely similar numbers, and the statistical changes will obviously impact their respective places in the 2017 rankings. However, we know what Miami Marlins second baseman Dee Gordon, Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder A.J. Pollock and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper are capable of, simply put, statistical greatness. Fantasy owners have a tendency to forget what occurred two seasons prior in favor of focusing on recent results.
The other seven members of last season’s top-10 have been good to fantasy owners this season, so let’s discuss the three who didn’t make us smile.