MLB The Show 19: Predicting the top players at each position

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Left Field: J.D. Martinez

Team – Boston Red Sox

From a pure, hitting standpoint, there was nobody in baseball better than J.D. Martinez, who seems to get better as he ages. His 188 hits led both left and right fielders, while his 43 home runs were good for second in all of baseball, only behind Khris Davis of the Oakland A’s.

Martinez also maintained a ridiculous batting average, despite being a power hitter, with a .330 average throughout the year. His slugging percentage was also good for second in baseball at .629, utilizing less time in the outfield wisely.

So in total, Martinez ranked third in the league in hits, second in home runs, first in RBI, second in average and second in slugging percentage. These are his rankings in the entire league folks.

If there’s a dude who can score a 95 or higher overall rating in MLB The Show 19 without having much time playing defense, it’s Martinez. He may be the most dangerous hitter in the entire game when it hits shelves in March.

Honorable Mentions:

Khris Daivs – Arguably the best pure power hitter in all of baseball, Davis has hit 40 or more home runs in each of his last three seasons. Last year, he led the entire league with 48 round trippers, and it’s scary to think of what number he could reach in 2019. He’ll be a fun choice for Home Run Derby mode in MLB The Show 19.

Michael Brantley – Brantley showed last year why he was once an MVP candidate before. His ability to hit for average makes him one of the toughest outs in baseball, and when he gets on base, he’s capable of stealing second or third. He led all left fielders in hits and average and even cranked 17 home runs for extra measure.