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Who was too high or too low in MLBRank

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Our yearly Top 100 rankings have hit the press, which means that in my semi-official capacity as the ombudsnerd, it's time to submit our list for a bit of a roast. What's the fun of a list if you don't disagree with it, after all?

Too high: Bryce Harper, No. 5. I'm going to commit another act of Harper-related heresy. Bryce Harper is currently overrated around Major League Baseball. While I think he's a top-20 guy, phenomenally talented, still young, with the potential to be a perennial MVP contender, this is just too high a ranking for me right now. To rank fifth, I think you have to compete for an MVP/Cy Young year in and year out. Everyone else in the top 10 does. But Harper has really had only one season in which he has put everything together and had an MVP-type season. He might very well get there, but I don't think he should be in the single digits yet.