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Who has the most complete team heading into the MLB playoffs?

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American League

Boston Red Sox: Rafael Devers +3

Cleveland Indians: Giovanny Urshela +1

Houston Astros: Alex Bregman +4

New York Yankees: Todd Frazier +2

Minnesota Twins: Miguel Sano +5


BREAKDOWN: Miguel Sano hits home runs, far and hard. REALLY far and REALLY hard. And for that, he receives +5. But Sano has been hurt recently and is just returning today for the AL Wild Card (off the bench too) so we’ll see what happens with him or if he plays at all. However, if the Twins advance past the Yankees, he’s probably the best third baseman in this group. After a slow start to the season, Alex Bregman (+4) has been impressive too. He’s an all-around solid third baseman that provides power, error-free fielding and speed. Red Sox rookie Rafael Devers (+3) has been a stud for Boston so far since being called up and they believe they found their hot corner piece for a long time. I mean, he is a just a baby, being born in 1996. Todd Frazier, who compared to Devers was born in 1896, has been decent since being traded for the Yankees, hitting some important home runs but more importantly to a young Yankees team, he’s been a strong influence and solid clubhouse guy. Giovanny Ursula has been the most consistent third baseman since Jose Ramirez’ “permanent” change to second base but Urshela still is probably the weakest option out of these five. He has been a strong option at third for a productive Cleveland Indians team though.


National League

Arizona Diamondbacks: Jake Lamb +1

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant +4

Colorado Rockies: Nolan Arenado +5

Los Angeles Dodgers: Justin Turner +2

Washington Nationals: Anthony Rendon +3


BREAKDOWN: Once again, S-T-A-C-K-E-D. Nolan Arenado is my MVP favorite for the NL this season so it’s no surprise he gets the +5. A top 5 player in the league, Arenado has the ability to put the Rockies on his back if he needs to. 39 HR/130 RBI/.309. BA. UNBELIEVABLE. He also is a beast defensively. He does it all. And that’s not to say last year’s MVP is a slouch. Kris Bryant is incredible too. I had Bryant and Anthony Rendon on my fantasy team this year and once Rendon started heating up, I had to move Bryant to the outfield spot (*a nice problem to have*) but even though Rendon was amazing this year too, I’d rather have Bryant. Justin Turner and Jake Lamb are both really, really, good too. But they are on a tier below Arenado, Bryant and Rendon. Turner gets +2 and the nod over Jake Lamb because he’s a better all-around ball player and he looks like Tormund from Game of Thrones and that’s my favorite TV show ever.


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Jake Montgomery (23 - Bellerose, New York) has been a die-hard sports fan since he could swing a bat and toss the pigskin. He graduated from Adelphi University in May 2016 with a B.A. in Communications and a concentration in Broadcast Journalism. His career objective is to combine his passion for sports with his business and on-air abilities to gain experience in the various facets of sports journalism and sports broadcasting. Jake started off his sports broadcasting career as a Promotions Assistant for WFAN Sports Radio (2013-2017). After several years with the FAN, Jake has recently begun a new chapter in his life – 98.7FM ESPN New York. Starting in early April 2017, Jake has already assisted in various promotions and remote broadcasts for the Worldwide Leader in Sports. As a teenager and young adult, Jake was also a successful on-camera and voiceover actor. He is currently a member of SAG-AFTRA Union and has been featured in over 50 television and radio commercials, including Trix Yogurt, Lucky Charms Cereal and even a New York Rangers commercial that aired back in 2006. While Jake follows all sports teams, he is a major fan of the following: New York Yankees (MLB) New York Giants (NFL) and New York Knicks (NBA). He will cover all three of these major sports for KeepingItRealSports.com.

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