The first three months of the 2017 season are behind us, and it’s time for our monthly look at the top 100 players in baseball.
When we did this coming into the season, the rankings were based on reasonable expectations — using things like age and recent performance history — to make educated guesses at which players would provide the most value in 2017. Since then, though, each installment has been about performance to date. As such, the rankings you’re about to see reflect nothing more than who has been the best through the first half of the 2017 season.
The preceding has been italicized for emphasis. Now we’re going to bold it and italicize it — and perhaps even brandish a larger font size — for even more emphasis:
The rankings you’re about to see reflect nothing more than who has been the best through the first half of the 2017 season.